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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1’ Leaves A Lot To Be Desired

Film: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence
Directed by: Francis Lawrence

I can still clearly recall walking out of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with a sense of disbelief coursing through my veins. After being horribly underwhelmed by the initial outing of the Hunger Games franchise, the first sequel proved to be top notch entertainment. I was legitimately excited for the next chapter, despite the fact it was the first entry in a two-part finale fans of the novels had told me never really needed to be split. I didn’t care, at least not at the time, …


Jennifer Lawrence May Soon Have Her First Top 40 Hit

In a world where major studios control most films and major labels control most widely promoted artists, it’s sometimes hard to believe that there is still a place for fans to turn certain songs into hits that may otherwise never be given a chance to shine. This happens when small artists blow up, such as Smallpools, but as we learned with Anna Kendrick and Pitch Perfect it can also apply to film. “Cups (When I’m Gone)” was a smash at radio, as well as the Billboard singles chart thanks entirely to fan demand, and now it seems …


MIXTAPE: Rich Gang – ‘The Tour: Part 1’

Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan, and Birdman have finally released their collaborative mixtape. It’s not exactly what we expected, but it’s guaranteed to keep you bobbing along for many weeks to come.

Released under the guise of the Rich Gang, The Tour: Part One found its way online earlier today following months of blog promotion. The London On Da Track produced effort features twenty brand new tracks with absolutely no guest appearances. Considering the amount of material both Quan and Thugga Thugga have been putting out as of late, the fact there are twenty MORE songs waiting …


Katniss Fights Back In New Trailer For ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1’

After months of viral videos and promotional posters, the full trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 has appeared online.

Without going too far into spoiler territory, the last time fans saw Katniss she was being air lifted out of a very scary situation. She realized everything she thought to be true about society was a lie, and though it was never said aloud she also probably pieced together the fact most of the known world was looking to her for guidance. Mockingjay — Part 1 finds Katniss rising to be the leader she was born to become, …


Bassnectar Releases ‘Immersive Music Side One’ Mixtape

World renowned producer Bassnectar has graced the internet with a new mixtape that is sure to make a fitting soundtrack to whatever life throws your way in the week ahead.

Hitting the net in celebration of his forthcoming Immersive Music Tour, Bassnectar’s Immersive Music Side One mixtape contains one half-hour punch of music so well cut together you’ll think the Gods themselves must have played a role. The release contains a number of exclusive edits and collaborations, as well as good vibrations to spare, and you can stream and download the entire release at the end of this post.…


STREAM/DOWNLOAD: Lupe Fiasco – Bitch Bad

Lupe Fiasco has released the second single from his highly anticipated album and UTG has the linkage you need.

“Bitch Bad” leads in with quick snar hits and then…well…hmm….let’s just say Lupe throws a bit of a curveball and leave it up to you to judge. You can stream, download, and experience “Bitch Bad” after the jump.

Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1. hits later this year.

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Forget “The Twilight Saga,” We Want “The Muppet Saga”

There’s a lot of hype surrounding the return of emotionally crippled teenagers in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One this week, but we’ve found something we think would be much, much better.

First spotted on AICN, The Muppets have given us their take on the world of supernatural teen romance with a series of promotional posters known as The Muppet Saga. You can view this hilarious series after the jump.

If you must surround yourself with love-starved teens this weekend (or if you are one), remember that The Muppets opens in theaters November 23 and deserves at …


SCENE & HEARD: The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn Part One

Written by UTG critic Grace DuffyScene & Heard takes a look at the music that makes our favorite films so memorable. Whether it’s the 400-piece orchestra Christopher Nolan used for The Dark Knight, or the dozen or so bands that contributed to the soundtrack of Top Gun, there is no denying the impact music has on movies and this column hopes to highlight the best of the best.

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Here’s an unpopular opinion for you: I love Twilight.


MOVIE TRAILER: Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part One

You know how I know I need a life? It’s 8pm on a Tuesday and I stopped eating because I knew a good portion of our young female readers will be excited for what you’re about to see.

At some point today, the official trailer for Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part One premiered on Yahoo! Movies. You can view it for yourself after the jump.

The film opens November 18, but much like Deathly Hallows Part One, I expect this one to be worth passing up. Everything you’ll see/need to know is explained in the trailer. Just watch the following …