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THE HUNGER GAMES NEWS FOR JULY 25TH: MOTION POSTER, LENNY KRAVITZ, TEACHER’S GUIDE, SCREAM AWARDS,AND MORE

Don’t forget today is the last day to win a trip to the set!

The Hunger Games motion poster via Filmonic

Lionsgate love their motion posters. We’ve had a few for Conan the Barbarian, and now the studio has released one for The Hunger Games which features a brand-new (and highly flammable) logo based on the story’s iconic mockingjay pin.

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The Official Site is up as well: http://www.thehungergamesmovie.com/

Lenny Kravitz Talks Cinna & Working With Jennifer Lawrence via TheHungerGamesMovie.org

CNN had a chance to talk with Lenny Kravitz, who plays Cinna in the upcoming The Hunger Games Movie. He talks about the character he plays and his response to fan reactions when he got the part.

CNN: And speaking of your acting experiences, you’ve been cast as Cinna in “The Hunger Games.” Have you read the books?

Kravitz: Of course. I’m really excited to be in it. I’m really anxious to see how they put this whole world together because if you’ve read the books you know the world is quite fantastical and amazing, the Capitol and the Arena.

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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Hunger Games via Feministing

Maya and I decided to take on The Hunger Games in tandem. Check it.

Court: [If] you look at the ways in which we stack the odds against poor kids through a dysfunctional public education system, unequal access to fresh food and spaces to create and play, and constant policing and pathologizing, it’s hard to argue that we’re so far off.

Maya: The book also does an excellent job of illustrating the way the system oppresses everyone. While the power differences in this society are clearly defined and strictly enforced, nobody is free. Everyone–with various levels of relative privilege and ignorance–is stuck playing a game they didn’t choose that forces them to do terrible things to each other. There are no evil people in this book–just an evil system that dictates their destinies. That makes it scarier–and more realistic–than the “good vs. evil” battle of a book like Harry Potter.

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Scholastic releases classroom discussion guides for ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy via Examiner

Teachers looking for help using The Hunger Games trilogy in their classroom have a wonderful new resource at their fingertips. Scholastic has now released classroom discussion guides for all three books.

The guides for The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay are all available for free online via the Scholastic Teach website.

Scholastic’s online teaching resources for The Hunger Games trilogy also include discussion points for The Hunger Games and Catching Fire on themes such as war, survival, grief and loss, etc. There are also interactive chapter samplers for each book, plus PDF versions for students to use.

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‘The Hunger Games’ up for Most Anticipated Movie at the SCREAM Awards via Examiner

Spike TV is inviting fans of The Hunger Games to vote for the movie as this year’s Most Anticipated Movie for the SCREAM Awards.

Fans will decide which movies are nominated in the category by emailing their picks to anticipatedscream@spike.com. Spike TV suggests The Hunger Games as a likely contender, along with The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.

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What do you think of the motion poster? Will you vote for The Hunger Games as most anticipated movie?