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“The Hunger Games” photo promises the Girl (and Guy) on Fire


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Let it never be said that Lionsgate doesn’t know how to play to their audience. “The Hunger Games” teaser material has been tip-toeing around the one scene that is arguably the most anticipated visual spectacle in the movie, and the latest still from the flick underlines the fact that Lionsgate isn’t going to give that moment up easily.

What we’re talking about, of course, is the “girl on fire” scene during the Hunger Games opening ceremony. Fans of the book are aware of what we’re talking about, and it’s too symbolic a moment to give away for those who are clueless. The closest we’ve come to seeing this moment is when two Capitol attendees of the ceremony look through binoculars at two blazing figures in the distance, but to us that doesn’t really count as showing anything. Fortunately Entertainment Weekly got their hands on a new image that gives us a better look at what we can expect.

The still features Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) decked out in their opening ceremonies regalia, as Cinna (Lenny Kravitz) readies a flame to, you guessed it, light them on fire. The look is a bit different than what we pictures in the books, but the outfits do have the potential to look awesome (we’re withholding judgment until we see them in their full glory). EW has a quote from director Gary Ross discussing why costume designer Judianna Makovsky chose the outfits she did.

“What Cinna was trying to do was create something that came out of District 12, out of a coal mining world, with a fresh, bold look to it,” Ross said. “So Judianna went to this wonderful black reflective material that glistened like coal or graphite and would obviously work well in the Tribute parade where Katniss becomes the Girl on Fire.”

We’re excited to see the outfits in action. But seriously, could Lionsgate be teasing us any more with this photo? They better pay up in the next trailer released. Or bump up the movie’s release date to tomorrow. Either would be acceptable.

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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

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Wedding Planners

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Disaster Hut

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

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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.

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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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