Finally the day has come! Catching Fire has been released! Here our thoughts of the film. We discuss actor's performances, differences from the book, favorite scenes, and least favorite scenes. Be sure to email in your thoughts to be read on the next episode!
The last chapter of Catching Fire (27) is discussed and right in time for the Catching Fire movie release! Guest host Brandon shares an interesting What If...? question, "What if Gale was chosen at the reaping instead of Peeta?". How would that change the dynamic between Katniss and her district partner. A few listener emails are read.
New fun game segment is introduced by guest host Hunter. A fan favoite segemnt, Dark Duels is also played. Chapters 25 and 26 of Catching Fire are discussed. What symbols could represent the main characters in the alliance? Should Haymitch have filled Katniss and Peeta in on the plan to escape the arena? Is the tracker from the 74th Games still in Katniss' system?
A new segment relates real world problems to the Hunger Games as well as Greek mythology influence. Chapter 23 and 24 of Catching Fire are discussed. Discussion questions include, is it surprising that Katniss understood what Wiress meant by, “Tick Tock”? Why didn’t Katniss hear Peeta’s screams during the Jabberjay attack? What happened to Johanna’s loved ones?
To celebrate this special landmark episode I interviewed the creators of the Katniss Chronicles, an audio drama of the Hunger Games series. We discuss production, acting, and funny behind the scenes stories.
Guest host Chris joins me on this packed episode discussing news, the new Hunger Games inspired reality show, Comic Con panel highlights, trailer feedback from you listeners, and even a Capitol Opera song. Catching Fire chapter anaylsis covers chapters 21 and 22. How will Mag's death be adpated? How will Francis Lawrence adapt the loss of muscle control in the movie without looking cheesy? Was the morphing from District 6 aware of the plan to take down the gamemakers and escape?
We reunite with fellow Hunger Games podcast Rebellion Radio to discuss the Quarter Quell Character Posters, as well as the Theatrical Catching Fire Trailer released at Comic Con! Follow along at home, and let us know what you thought of the trailer.
There are major changes on the horizon for Nightlock Podcast. We want to hear from you listeners! So we are looking for guest hosts to be on the show. Email us using the contact form or email directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include what type of microphone you have, any experience podcasting (not necessary I'm just curious), what ideas you have for your episode, and why you think you would be a good overall guest host. Obviously you have to know your Hunger Games material, so reading all the books is a requirement! I am looking forward to reading your "applications".
Suzanne Collins has a HUGE annoucement. The most recent issue of Captiol Coulture has been released. A new Hunger Games star has joined Twitter. Chapter 20 of Catching Fire is discussed where Finnick bring Peeta back to life. Do most district citizens know what CPR is? Is Katniss thinking she will never stop owing Finnick a forshadow to his importance later on in the series? In a newer segement, we consider how the series would be different if Katniss' father hadn't die. Don't forget to follow our Twitter accounts for a daily quote from your favorite celebs! @JHutchQuote @JLawQuote @SamClaflinQuote
There is a new poster to discuss, the Cannes Film Festival and more. Catching Fire chapter analysis continues with Chapter 19, the first chapter Katniss is in the arena. We discuss, is it morally right to kill someone in self defence? A brand new segment, Would You Rather? brings up the question if we would rather be an avox or hijacked? We announce our new Twitter account, @JLawQuote. You can follow for a daily Jennifer Lawrence quote. You may notice an imporved sound quality as we have upgrade some of our equipment!
The first Catching Fire Trailer is dissected frame-by-frame. News stories covered include Mockingjay filming start date and locations, and Hi-Res photos revealed by HungerGamesExplorer.com before the trailer. You can follow along with us in our anaylsis of the trailer by watching the official Catching Fire Trailer. Leave your thoughts in the comments to be read on the next episode!
Brand new segment testing our nature knowledge and how we would survive in the games is debuted. News stories include a hint at a new trailer and coverage of the KCAs. Chapter 18 of Catching Fire is discussed, as always questions come up. Does Katniss' family really believe she is pregnant? Would people judge Katniss and Peeta for getting pregnant if they hadn't gotten "married" before? Have Peeta and Katniss mastered the art of deception? Can Peeta survive only using his wits? Do the Capitol citizens even think to question the Games or is it too ingrained to obey the Capitol? To end the show we connect the rebellion to a song, read some listener emails, and recommend a classic dystopian book.
The anniversary of The Hunger Games movie is celebrated as we reminisce. While playing a game with The Capitol Portraits we discuss why only select characters are holding white roses. Is this Katniss' wedding dress and Peeta's wedding suit? Why does Finnick wearing a kilt and looking like a pirate? We talk about Lionsgate's marketing strategy centered around social media. Loads of questions arise during our analysis of Catching Fire, Chapter 17. Why didn't Suzanne Collins develop Peeta's family as characters? Why do we never experience Peeta grieving over their deaths? Are Katniss and Peeta's acts during their private sessions rebellious? What did the other tributes do during their private sessions? Why did the Gamemakers give Katniss and Peeta a score of twelve?
We previously had an issue with our oldest episodes not being available for download on iTunes. Fear not tributes, as we have just fixed this issue. You can now download all of our episodes directly on iTunes. As always you can also listen to them streaming on our website. Just hit 'Play Episode' under the description on the main page of our website. If you encounter any further issues please contact us!
Since it’s award season we got a few announcements in that category, along with some other Catching Fire movie news such as new posters. A mini review of Jennifer Lawrence's most recet movie, Silver Linings Playbook is featured. Chapter 16 of Catching Fire is analyzed where we are introduced to more tributes such as Beetee and Wiress. We ask ourselves if tributes that have modified their body through surgeries are allowed enter the arena in that state, or is that considered an unfair advantage? A review of the new iOS verison of Hunger Games Adventures video game is featured. We wrap up the show with a song, some listener emails and a new twist to the book recommendations.