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“The Hunger Games” motion poster, now with more fire!

“The Hunger Games” motion poster, now with more fire! (photo)

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It’s no secret that “The Hunger Games” is positioned to be the next big book adaptation to capture movie audiences attention now that the “Harry Potter” franchise has concluded and the “Twilight” saga is on its way out the door.

The expectations are well-deserved, too. The film based on Suzanne Collins’ bestselling trilogy has all the makings of a blockbuster, with a young cast of characters and up-and-coming actors playing them. Fortunately, it also has an exciting story that should find just as much support among the male demographic as female fans.

Today, Lionsgate debuted a “motion poster” for the film at Yahoo Movies featuring a symbol familiar to fans of the books: a mockingjay engulfed in flames.

In the world of “The Hunger Games,” the mockingjay is a symbol of rebellion against the oppressive government of Panem, a post-apocalyptic nation carved out of what was once North America. In the series, the government chooses two children from each of the 12 districts surrounding the Capitol to fight to the death in a televised tournament and serve as a reminder of the absolute power it holds over its citizens.

Oscar-nominated “Winter’s Bone” star Jennifer Lawrence plays main character Katniss Everdeen, a girl from a poor District who’s forced to fight in the games. Lawrence is joined in the film’s cast by notable actors Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson, and Lenny Kravitz, among others.

“The Hunger Games” is scheduled to hit theaters March 23, 2012.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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