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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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Get Dressed! The Marketing Maturity of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

By at May 30, 2013 | 10:50 pm | 0 Comment

Get Dressed! The Marketing Maturity of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

When the first film in your planned series grosses $691 million worldwide, you probably don't stay awake at night worrying about the popularity of your second entry. Yet, the promotional powers behind The Hunger Games certainly don't rest on their survivalist laurels, and their recent effort is proof. Just released to remind fans of The Hunger Games' second chapter, more...

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New Motion Movie Poster — THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

By at November 20, 2012 | 9:08 pm | 0 Comment

New Motion Movie Poster — THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

When we last left the oppressed citizens of Panem at the conclusion of the film version of The Hunger Games, our winners had emerged (no spoilers here), gamekeeper Seneca Crane (Wes Bentley) got a taste of his own medicine, and President Snow (Donald Sutherland) was departing with a potential revolution brewing under his feet. Next up: Catching Fire, featuring the more...

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