The First ‘Mockingjay’ Teaser Is Here, and Can You Even Handle EVIL PEETA?

The first in an infinite string of promotional materials for November 21’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 arrived today. It’s more or less a prolonged subtweet from President Snow, the very intimidating father of Jack Bauer and Panem’s largest cause of childrencide. AND WHO’S THAT BY HIS SIDE? If you’ve read the books, you know it’s Evil Peeta. If you haven’t read the books, you know it’s Evil Peeta now, too. Please don’t get tears and snot on your keyboard. This is why we have love triangles — insurance.

Natasha Lyonne will guest star on Girls next season. Kick-ass news. More Lyonne in everything, please.

Entertainment Weekly has a dusty look at Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in Mad Max.

Funny or Die is bringing back its Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival for a second year. An abridged selection of its crazy-strong bench: Louis C.K., Marc Maron, Amy Schumer, Hannibal Buress, Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, Bill Burr, Reggie Watts, Chris Hardwick, Dave Attell, Michael Che, Moshe Kasher, annnnd Demetri Martin.

A $1 billion Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will open in Chicago in 2018. Like, George Lucas.

Triumph poops on the World Cup.

Elisabeth Moss is doing High-Rise, a film that’ll also star Tom Hiddleston, Luke Evans, Sienna Miller, and Jeremy Irons.

The latest 5,000-word meditation on King Kendrick Lamar comes from three weeks that Lizzy Goodman spent with him on the Yeezus tour.

Don’t call Shad Moss “Bow Wow” anymore. He is Shad Moss now.

Gotham got some nice character posters. Poison Ivy is a little kid.

Is it already Kill Bill‘s turn to get 8-Bit Cinema’d?

Seventy-six-year-old Judy Blume is publishing her second grown-up novel (her first was 1998’s Summer Sisters) next summer. It’s called Are You Still There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, Again — Only People Mostly Call Me Marge Now. (Wait. I guess it’s not.)

Winter’s Tale, the disastrous (commercially and critically!) directing debut by veteran screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, The Client, the two worst Batman movies), was not a career-sinker! Goldsman will now helm Carrie Stephanie, a horror movie about a young girl with powers.

Gary Oldman tried Oldpologizing for his remarkably thorough Oldsplosion in Playboy.

And there’s a Lego version of the Star Wars: Episode VII script read/cast announcement photo. That was the thing the world needed.

Filed Under: Afternoon Links, the hunger games: mockingjay part 1, Natasha Lyonne, Girls, mad max, Tom Hardy, Charlize theron, funny or die, oddball comedy & curiosity festival, lucas museum of narrative art, George Lucas, triumph the insult comic dog, World Cup, elisabeth moss, high-rise, Kendrick Lamar, bow wow, shad moss, kill bill, 8-bit cinema, judy blume, akiva goldsman, Gary Oldman, lego, star wars: episode vii, Star Wars

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Zach Dionne is a staff writer for Grantland.

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