Here’s the Final Trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1!

HungerGamesMockingjayPart1(PCM) “If we burn, you burn with us!” yells a defiant Katniss Everdeen to President Snow in the latest and final trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, released by Lionsgate on Wednesday afternoon, a little over three weeks from the film’s nationwide release.

The new trailer, clocking in at just over a minute, is action-packed, depicting the utter desolation and destruction of District 12, the cruelty of the Capitol, and the resilience of Panem’s citizens.

Watch the full trailer after the official synopsis and visit TheHungerGamesExplorer.com as well as the official Hunger Games Facebook for more info and updates!

The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever.

Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik.

The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, Stef Dawson, Evan Ross, Lily Rabe, Patina Miller, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson, and Robert Knepper.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 opens in theaters nationwide November 21!

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New Avengers: Age of Ultron Clip!

AVENGERSageofultron(PCM) It’s only Wednesday and it’s already been a big week for Marvel; hot on the heels of Marvel’s exciting announcement for five new films, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Infinity Wars Parts I and II, and Inhumans, the studio gave fans a new clip from Avengers: Age of Ultron after Tuesday night’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC.

The new clip starts out lighthearted with the Avengers all having an unsuccessful go at picking up Thor’s mighty hammer. Thor jokes that they are all unworthy right before a battered Ultron crashes the party and drastically changes the mood.

Originally, the newest Avengers: Age of Ultron official trailer was scheduled to air after Tuesday’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but Marvel quickly replaced the official trailer with this new clip after they were forced to prematurely release the official trailer when a poor quality version was leaked online.

Watch the new clip after the official synopsis and visit the official Avengers: Age of Ultron website for more info and updates!

Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time.

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance.

As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to the Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure. Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk.

Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction.

Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’sAvengers: Age of Ultron is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963.

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters nationwide May 1, 2015.

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Exclusive Premiere: J.O.S. Share “When Giants Walked The Earth” With PCM!

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(PCM) Every so often there will be a band that comes along that seem to have their finger on the pulse of where the music realm is headed and their sound is one that truly demands to be heard. This is why we were so pleased to discover J.O.S.!

The band formed in Ealing, the birthplace of British rock in 2011 and the four piece band consists of school friends John O’Shea, Rosie Botterill, Anna Thomas and David Clarke. Having faced insurmountable odds, this is a band that has seen it all and survived it all.

At the heart of this band is their unified belief, both in each other and the music they play. Growing up in the heyday of band’s such as Nirvana and Oasis, and being life-long fans of Guns N’ Roses, the band can remember a time when rock music mattered not just to rock music fans, but to the world.

J.O.S. believe we live in an age of lowered expectations, where tweets mean more than tracks, where social media means more than song writing and where ‘Likes’ mean more than real fans. In an industry where labels would rather invest in talent shows rather than songwriters, where pop stars are porn stars, where rap stars are disconnected from their roots and where rock stars have become a distant memory, J.O.S. are dedicated to putting music back at the heart of the industry, and back into the hands of musicians.

These combined passions for what they do and who they do it for is encapsulated and brought to life in their eponymous debut EP. Recorded in just 2 days, the record draws on their influences from the past and gives the listener a glimpse of what is possible for the future.

J.O.S. will be releasing their self-titled EP (for free) on 10/31!  We can’t urge you enough to check it out, as it is certainly a worthwhile treat this Halloween.

PCM is absolutely thrilled to bring you the exclusive premiere download of J.O.S’s track “When Giants Walked The Earth” which we are sure you will enjoy!

Rosie Botterill of J.O.S. told us the following about the track “When Giants Walked The Earth is a love letter to the great bands of the past, and a call to arms for the bands of today.”  And to quote the track itself, “You’re all a bunch of slaves! What are you going to do about it? What are you going to do?!”

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Some Odd Facts We Learned About Halloween

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(PCM) As the Halloween holiday draws near many people are running around trying to decorate the house, figure out last minute unique costume ideas (no more from Frozen, please!), and stock up on plenty of treats.

We took a moment to stop and think about the origins of Halloween and many of the myths surrounding the holiday, and finally shed some light on some odd facts that you may or may not know about Samhain, better known as Halloween.

First off, the origin of Halloween comes from the Celtic festival of the dead called Samhain. According to Celtic legend, they believed that the dead roamed on this holiday. That also spawned the custom of putting on a costume and leaving candy outside the door, as it was thought those offerings would appease the roaming spirits.

The original jack-o-lanterns were not made out of pumpkins, but rather were meticulously crafted out of beets, turnips and potatoes. The old Irish tale states that a man referred to as Stingy Jack was out having drinks with the Devil and convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin to pay for the drinks without spending any money.

The story goes on to reveal that Jack put the Devil, in coin form, in his pocket next to a silver cross that prevented the Devil from once again changing shape. Jack promised to free the Devil if he in return would leave him alone for a year. When the year was up, Jack tricked the Devil again by requesting the Devil pick a piece of fruit out a tree and while he was in the tree carving a cross into a piece of the bark. This prank earned Jack another 10 years of being Devil free and there was also the promise made that the Devil could never claim his soul.

Once Jack finally died, he was not accepted into Heaven and the Devil could not claim him for Hell, so Jack was forced to roam the earth with only a burning coal for light. He put his burning coal into a turnip for light and the rest is history. Stingy Jack then became “Jack of the Lantern” or “Jack-O-Lantern”.  The Irish began carving scary faces on beets and turnips in hopes to scare away Stingy Jack.

We also learned that many states ban the adoption of black cats anytime close to Halloween as they feel then animals could be used for some kind of sacrifice. In recent years, however, the ban has been lifted in many areas and in some cases the animal shelters use the Halloween holiday to their advantage, even running promotions that urge the adoption of black cats and kittens during this time of year.

The colors of both orange and black are typically associated with Halloween. Orange is a color the symbolizes strength and endurance and black can symbolize death and darkness, hence Halloween being viewed as a festival that once marked the boundaries between life and death.

One of the more odd rumors we discovered about Halloween is that if you happen to have a run-in with a spider, not to worry, it is just the spirit of a loved one watching over you. Made us begin to wonder if this could be true with spiders at anytime of the year … if so, then I have probably squished the spirit of a few too many deceased relatives.

A full moon is another creepy occurrence that is often times associated with Halloween, although it is an extreme rarity for one to actually occur on that date. It has only happened in 1925, 1944, 1955 and 1974. The next full moon to occur on Halloween with talk place on 10/31/2020.

A bread called Barmback was traditionally eaten on Halloween. The bread was baked with various objects inside and eating it became something of a fortune-telling game.

Finally, the origins of trick-or-treating, where children go door to door asking for candy has been debated for quite some time. Many cultures had similar practices, for example, in the UK, children would go door to door on Guy Fawkes day and ask for “a penny for the guy.” In Ireland it was fairly customary for orphans and widows to beg for supplies.

The actual phrase “trick-or-treat” seems to have much more modern origins. Some suggest that the phrase began in America in the early 20th century with the arrival of Irish immigrants who brought their mischief along with them. To combat pranks and other mischief by poor children, people suggested offering treats to them as a small bribe.

 

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Some Odd Facts We Learned About Halloween

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(PCM) As the Halloween holiday draws near many people are running around trying to decorate the house, figure out last minute unique costume ideas (no more from Frozen, please!), and stock up on plenty of treats.

We took a moment to stop and think about the origins of Halloween and many of the myths surrounding the holiday, and finally shed some light on some odd facts that you may or may not know about Samhain, better known as Halloween.

First off, the origin of Halloween comes from the Celtic festival of the dead called Samhain. According to Celtic legend, they believed that the dead roamed on this holiday. That also spawned the custom of putting on a costume and leaving candy outside the door, as it was thought those offerings would appease the roaming spirits.

The original jack-o-lanterns were not made out of pumpkins, but rather were meticulously crafted out of beets, turnips and potatoes. The old Irish tale states that a man referred to as Stingy Jack was out having drinks with the Devil and convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin to pay for the drinks without spending any money.

The story goes on to reveal that Jack put the Devil, in coin form, in his pocket next to a silver cross that prevented the Devil from once again changing shape. Jack promised to free the Devil if he in return would leave him alone for a year. When the year was up, Jack tricked the Devil again by requesting the Devil pick a piece of fruit out a tree and while he was in the tree carving a cross into a piece of the bark. This prank earned Jack another 10 years of being Devil free and there was also the promise made that the Devil could never claim his soul.

Once Jack finally died, he was not accepted into Heaven and the Devil could not claim him for Hell, so Jack was forced to roam the earth with only a burning coal for light. He put his burning coal into a turnip for light and the rest is history. Stingy Jack then became “Jack of the Lantern” or “Jack-O-Lantern”.  The Irish began carving scary faces on beets and turnips in hopes to scare away Stingy Jack.

We also learned that many states ban the adoption of black cats anytime close to Halloween as they feel then animals could be used for some kind of sacrifice. In recent years, however, the ban has been lifted in many areas and in some cases the animal shelters use the Halloween holiday to their advantage, even running promotions that urge the adoption of black cats and kittens during this time of year.

The colors of both orange and black are typically associated with Halloween. Orange is a color the symbolizes strength and endurance and black can symbolize death and darkness, hence Halloween being viewed as a festival that once marked the boundaries between life and death.

One of the more odd rumors we discovered about Halloween is that if you happen to have a run-in with a spider, not to worry, it is just the spirit of a loved one watching over you. Made us begin to wonder if this could be true with spiders at anytime of the year … if so, then I have probably squished the spirit of a few too many deceased relatives.

A full moon is another creepy occurrence that is often times associated with Halloween, although it is an extreme rarity for one to actually occur on that date. It has only happened in 1925, 1944, 1955 and 1974. The next full moon to occur on Halloween with talk place on 10/31/2020.

A bread called Barmback was traditionally eaten on Halloween. The bread was baked with various objects inside and eating it became something of a fortune-telling game.

Finally, the origins of trick-or-treating, where children go door to door asking for candy has been debated for quite some time. Many cultures had similar practices, for example, in the UK, children would go door to door on Guy Fawkes day and ask for “a penny for the guy.” In Ireland it was fairly customary for orphans and widows to beg for supplies.

The actual phrase “trick-or-treat” seems to have much more modern origins. Some suggest that the phrase began in America in the early 20th century with the arrival of Irish immigrants who brought their mischief along with them. To combat pranks and other mischief by poor children, people suggested offering treats to them as a small bribe.

 

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Speed Order Taco Bell With The Fast Food Chain’s New App!

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(PCM) Taco Bell has revealed their new smartphone/tablet app that will make ordering food a snap.

Hungry customers will now be able to place their order through the app, pay for it and then drive to their nearest Taco Bell restaurant and it can be picked up via walk-in or drive-thru.

Taco Bell is now the very first fast-food chain to offer an app that will allow customers the ability to not only order and pay for their food, but also pick-up via dine-in or drive-thru. The app will also give users access to be able to see every Taco Bell ingredient that has been used to create their food.

There are also plans set in place to roll out a loyalty program sometime in 2015 to go along with the newly designed app. Taco Bell will also be releasing exclusive menu items that are only available to those customers who order through the app. It is the company’s hope that this will drive more customers to download and take advantage of the app.

Taco Bell’s president Brian Niccol had the following to say about the new app to USA Today, “Technology has fundamentally changed the way people interact with brands. All can be done any time, any place on a smartphone.”

In an advertising move to draw even more attention and downloads for the app, all of Taco Bell’s social media platforms as well as, the website only contained a link which read #onlyintheapp and directed customers to a download screen.

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