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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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Tough Kids, Soft Core: THE HUNGER GAMES Film Review

By at March 22, 2012 | 10:59 pm | 9 Comments

Tough Kids, Soft Core: THE HUNGER GAMES Film Review

3.5 / 5 stars Nearly two dozen teenagers are killed in The Hunger Games. Yet, in the much-anticipated screen version directed by Gary Ross (Seabiscuit), the various deaths appear in such a modest fashion, they’re practically hinted at rather than illustrated. There’s an almost non-threatening, school-play feel to what should be a terrifying display of violence, in more...

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A Little More from Panem: New THE HUNGER GAMES Trailer

By at February 5, 2012 | 3:23 pm | 1 Comments

A Little More from Panem: New THE HUNGER GAMES Trailer

With 50 days remaining until the super-much-anticipated release of The Hunger Games, here's the 2nd trailer for the film, out just this past week. This one quickly explains the idea of lead character Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) as a participating Tribute (she's an easy screen heroine just for volunteering, right?) and gives us an early look at Stanley Tucci in more...

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Catching Fire: New Jennifer Lawrence THE HUNGER GAMES Movie Poster

By at January 21, 2012 | 9:31 am | 4 Comments

Catching Fire: New Jennifer Lawrence THE HUNGER GAMES Movie Poster

Earlier this week, we heard from colleague Sean O'Connell that Lionsgate not only sealed up director Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Seabiscuit) to return for the second Hunger Games film, Catching Fire -- great continuity, guys -- but have hired Oscar-winner Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) for screenwriting detail. This is proof positive that the studio is more...

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