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A (Hunger) Game Well-Played: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 Film Review

By at March 29, 2016 | 10:32 pm | 2 Comments

A (Hunger) Game Well-Played: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 Film Review

3.5 / 5 stars In the three short years since the first big-screen episode of The Hunger Games, the young adult genre saw two notable events: A spate of lesser – and less popular – YA film series surfaced, and The Hunger Games became the category's surprisingly solid standout. What began with a passable, mild by-the-numbers opening entry from director Gary Ross more...

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More Favorable Odds: THE HUNGER GAMES – CATCHING FIRE Film Review

By at November 20, 2013 | 11:11 pm | 4 Comments

More Favorable Odds: THE HUNGER GAMES – CATCHING FIRE Film Review

3.5 / 5 stars For all you Hunger Games fans, let’s cut to the chase: Catching Fire, the second episode in the four-part adaptation of the book series, is superior to its predecessor in just about every way. Sure, it faithfully aligns with the book and safely plays to the franchise’s core audience. But this sequel is better cast, well-wound and powerfully paced. more...

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Production Begins on THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

By at September 11, 2012 | 10:33 pm | 2 Comments

Production Begins on THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

After receiving a few months' worth of press releases from Lionsgate regarding every solitary casting move for the Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire (hey, the strategy worked for the first film), this week's missive from the studio confirmed the official beginning of the movie's production. The second of three chapters in The Hunger Games trilogy (and 2nd of four films), more...

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