We announce the casting of Beetee and a contest from Lionsgate. We dicuss all the new paparazzi photos of the cast members in costume. We analyze Chapter 7 of Catching Fire and some questions arise. Would Katniss have ended up with Gale if she wasn't entered in the Hunger Games? What if Katniss died in the Hunger Games? If she did, would Peeta have resorted to drinking like Haymitch? If she did, would there have been an uprising? We feature a Fun. song and relate it to the Games. In our What if... segment we discuss how the story and fan demographics would be different if Katniss was a boy.
If you missed our live show where we hosted our viewing party/commentary of the Hunger Game movie you watch your DVD on your own time. You can listen to this podcast as you watch the movie in your living room, so it will be like watching the movie with us! We used the DVD verison hopefully if you are using the Blu-ray it will match with what we are watching, but no guarantees. So if you have the DVD version it would be best to watch that instead. So pop the movie in and play the podcast to watch the movie along with us!
We announce our Live Show where you can watch the Hunger Games movie along with us on 8/19 @ 8 PM U.S. Eastern Time, at nightlockpodcast.com/live. This show covers the new casting of Mags, a Hunger Games original song, playing a quiz-game segment. In our discuss of Chapter 6 of Catching Fire some questions arise; How do weddings in the Capitol differ from our own? Why did Madge give Katniss the pin instead of somebody else? Some listener emails bring up the question if Katniss' tracker from the 74th games was ever removed, and if Snow wanted Katniss to prove to himself Katniss loved Peeta just so she would grow more attached and loving him would become a weakness?
Major news stories including casting are announced. While discussing chapter 5 of Catching Fire a few different questions came up. Were Peeta, Katniss and Haymitch trying to protect Effie by not informing her of the killing in District 11? Does Katniss see Peeta as perfect, what are his flaws? Should Katniss and Haymitch kept Peeta in the loop? Is Effie justified in complaining how she is treated in District 11? Does Katniss realize how the marriage proposal effects Peeta? We read a snippet of a fanfic from Gale’s perspective. A Green Day song is featured. Listener emails brought up how Johanna’s name is pronounced, where District 12 and the Capitol are located.
In celebration of our 1 year aniversary we held our first live show. We covered the casting of Johanna, which movie edition is the best to purchase, a live QnA session with listeners asking us questions live on the air, a Taylor Swift song and more. In our book anaylsis of chapter 4 in Catching Fire we discuss the difference of coping after the games, Peeta's view of Gale, as well as other topics.
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On this joint episode between Nightlock Podcast and Rebellion Radio we discuss which actors would be best fit for the new characters in Catching Fire. This includes the highly anticipated Finnick, Johanna, Beetee, Wiress, Mags, Plutarch, as well as many others. The first ever Dark Duels, Nightlock vs. Rebellion Radio airs where we place two characters in the arena, then each podcast proves why their character would win against the other. Be sure to vote on the podcast's two websites.
There has been ALOT of news in the past couple weeks including an actor getting engaged, possible Hunger Games version of Pottermore, the most major is how HG did at the MTV movie awards, where the arena scenes of Catching Fire will be filmed, as well as what U.K. fans will be interested in on the DVD/Blu Ray. The other focus of this episode is how to have your own Hunger Games birthday party as we reflect how we had our own. This includes how to replicate the games on your own, how to cook a capitol feast, and other fun activities. We review the Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook and share which food we indulged in. To end the show we read some listener feedback and recommend some books to read over the summer.
This landmark episode focus on Chapter 3 of Catching Fire where questions airsed. Would Katniss be different if she lived in the arena? Would Katniss have been weaker or stronger if her father was still alive? What type of mentor would Katniss be and how would it effect her emotionally? Would Catching Fire been better if it had an action packed start? The fan favorite segment, Dark Duels has a comeback with President Snow and Cinna fighting to the death. Listener emails are shared with insight on Francis Lawrence as the new director and celebrations in Panem.
We continue the show with analyzing Chapter 2 of Catching Fire, including if the books would have been better if *SPOILER* either Katniss or Peeta died. Some news stories includes speculation of when the DVD will be released as well as what new record the movie broke and what major movie franchise it surpassed in order to get there. In our music segment we feature a Green Day song to relate to the controlling government. A newer segment, Real or Not Real, asks the question if Panem celebrates holidays.
Nightlock Phase 2 is firing the show up by anaylzing the first chapter of Catching Fire. The big news story of the week is the replacement director for Gary Ross, so we discuss why he possible didn't return as well as what the new director will bring to the table. Hunger Games film has broken more records. As usual we read your listener feedback in our Mockin' Mail segment. We also play a segment of Sigh No More, by Mumford and Sons and discuss how it relates to the series.
We discuss a few more parts of the movie including the score in our music segment. News includes records the movie broke, a possible rumor about Gary Ross and Catching Fire and more. Some emails sent in brings up interesting questions such as if Fox Face commited suicide eating the Nightlock berries. The main focus is reviewing the new companion book, The World of the Hunger Games, which brings up a couple good points and quotes from Suzanne Collins herself about how she used Latin to name the country Panem and other aspects of the book. As always we end the show with some book recommendations such as The Maze Runner.
It's what we all have been waiting for, the Hunger Games Movie. We disscuss the good, the bad and the missed parts of the movie. At the begining we play a montage of interviews we conducted of fans at the midnight premiere. We go through the movie in chronological order while commenting on how it was adapted to screen.
In this special episode we play a clip of each song from the Hunger Games Companion CD and then discuss where it may fit into the book and if we liked the song or not.
The new trailer with Gamemaker footage is analyzed as well as the new clip of Peeta's Interview and covering other news stories like if Catching Fire will be in 3D, how some clips of the movie were cut and more. The Official Illustrated Guide is discussed and mentions some new information where we give our opinion whether to buy it. The Tribute Guide is also dissected with all the new information. Our song featured on the episode is Eyes Open by Taylor Swift which is on the Companion CD, District 12 and Beyond. We mention our top 5 most anticipated scenes and conclude the show with our regular book recommendations.