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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

It's been over a year and half since the last Hunger Games movie was released. Since then, Jennifer Lawrence has waged war on our hearts, somehow convincing us all that she is our best friend. She also won an Oscar and fell down in the most charming way possible and did tons of other cute stuff. And now we get to watch her shoot arrows and stick it to the Man all over again. In a weird, slightly conspiratorial way, it's like Jennifer Lawrence's entire career and media presence has been a publicity tactic to make modern-day Americans feel like the citizens of Panem must have felt in between Katniss Everdeen's first Hunger Games and her second. Like us, they were wowed by this refreshing person that came out of nowhere and allowed them to feel hope again (in their case, it was hope of revolution; for us, it's hope that good things do happen to good people who just so happen to be just like us).

Conspiracy theories aside, it's time to get ready for the return of the Hunger Games!  Brush up on the basics with this piece:

The Hunger Games: A Guide to Your New ObsessionThe Hunger Games phenomenon is upon us. There's nothing you can do about it. And you know how ye olde aphorism goes: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. About a week ago, that's exactly what I did.

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Or just watch the trailer, if reading isn't your thing:

Or get in the mood by reliving some of Jennifer Lawrence's most endearing moments, like when she moved a barricade to comfort a crying fan last week:

Or when Jack Nicholson crept up on her and she acted like anyone else would:

Or when she gave the most endearing interview with her parents backstage at the SAG Awards:

Or when she did all the things memorialized in this gif post:

Jennifer Lawrence Moments That Are Sure to Make You SmileWe're so close to the release of Catching Fire, so we figure this is the prefect opportunity to remind you why Jennifer Lawrence is so great. We've already gone over the best moments of the Catching Fire press tour, but there has been so much awesome

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Now all there's left to do is purchase your ticket to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire! If you dress up for the screening, you're obligated to share pictures with us in the comments.