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The Hunger Games Movie

'Catching Fire' TV Spot Debuts New Dramatic Scenes

The Huffington Post | Kelsey McQuade | Posted 10.15.2013 | Entertainment

The first official television spot for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," is finally here. The one-minute clip offers dramatic scenes of Katniss shari...

20 Life Lessons From 'The Hunger Games'

Posted 05.08.2012 | Teen

There is no doubt that the generation-defining super-series "The Hunger Games" has a loud, rabid and incredibly loyal fanbase on the interwebs -- from...

Why Is The Hunger Games So Popular?

Quora | Posted 06.27.2012 | Books
Quora

The Hunger Games have been popular with people who do not read books. A friend of mine (who made sure to emphasize that he doesn't read) told me that he loved the series and that I had to stop what I was doing to read it.

The Politics of The Hunger Games

Michael Wallach | Posted 06.16.2012 | Home
Michael Wallach

What is the meaning of this shot? Why end the film there? Certainly, the new Lionsgate-Summit Entertainment conglomerate hopes to continue the tension between these characters to entice us into a sequel; but what is this tension made of?

Trouble in 'Hunger Games' Paradise?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.05.2012 | Business

For a studio that is celebrating its $363 million-and-counting hit "The Hunger Games," Lionsgate seems to be in an awkward spot. "Hunger Games" scr...

'The Hunger Games': Reality TV

Rev. Steven D. Martin | Posted 05.30.2012 | Religion
Rev. Steven D. Martin

I tend to approach these cultural phenomena with a concern that my comfort level will be jolted. What I should be concerned about is what these phenomena say about our culture.

Haters Hungry for Attention

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 05.30.2012 | College
The Miami Hurricane

Our generation is unnervingly quick to pick up their smartphones and write the first thought that comes to mind via tweets and status updates. They either realize it's offensive once its posted for the public to see, or just don't care. Either way, there's a serious problem with these habits.

The Politics of The Hunger Games

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Sixty-three years ago, Orwell's dystopian novel 1984 turned out to be prophetic. Will that be true of The Hunger Games? Decide for yourself and "May the odds be ever in your favor."

Hunger Games: Reality TV Gone Wild?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.28.2012 | Entertainment
Steve Rosenbaum

The Hunger Games is about reality TV taken to its most terrible end. It is the Roman Colosseum. A massive, deadly distraction that provides an opiate to the masses.

Why I Saw The Hunger Games Twice

Laura Brounstein | Posted 05.28.2012 | Entertainment
Laura Brounstein

Any movie that debuts with a $152 million opening weekend and grabs the title of third biggest opening ever is grabbing a place in history with sheer numbers. But I think the film's visuals are what truly make it special and they work on two levels.

Our Hunger Is Satisfied

Emma Seligman | Posted 05.28.2012 | Teen
Emma Seligman

Under the extremely watchful eye of author Suzanne Collins, who stands as a producer and co-writer of The Hunger Games, director Gary Ross kept faithful to the book while cutting it down to fit a movie format.

Hollywood's Hunger Games

Elizabeth Perle | Posted 05.26.2012 | Teen
Elizabeth Perle

I can't help but wonder if they actually think Lawrence doesn't portray Katniss correctly or if they're upset she doesn't portray the ideal we are all so used to seeing when young women star in blockbuster action films -- that of the quite literally starving actress.

Neko Case Sings For Katniss And Co.

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 03.25.2012 | Home

UPDATE: A reader alerted us to the fact that only 3 songs on the HG soundtrack are actually played during the movie, and that too, during the closing ...

The Hunger Games: Why Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Is A Little Too Likeable

Emma Gray | Posted 05.23.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

She sits on the ground in a pile of leaves, holds her head in her hands and sobs. It's a devastating moment, but as I sat in the theater screening the film,which premieres March 23rd, all I could think was: "This isn't the Katniss I know."

Hungry for More: The Hunger Games Misses the Mark on Teen Violence

Tim King | Posted 05.23.2012 | Books
Tim King

By focusing on action at the expense of introspection, The Hunger Games misses an opportunity to teach a real lesson about cyclical violence, the role we all play in perpetuating it, and our responsibility to make the right decisions.

5 Teenage Movie Bad-Asses (Who Aren't Katniss)

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 03.23.2012 | Teen

LOS ANGELES -- Jennifer Lawrence already proved in 2010's "Winter's Bone" that she could play a girl with strength, wisdom and survival instincts beyo...

Review: The Hunger Games

Bryan Young | Posted 05.22.2012 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

The Hunger Games movie is not exactly fun for the whole family, but for most of the family it's just right: challenging, thrilling, intense and well-made.

Our Hunger for The Hunger Games

The Minnesota Daily | Posted 05.21.2012 | College
The Minnesota Daily

Amid the complicated love triangles, dystopian societies and idea of the supernatural, The Hunger Games slips in political allegorical situations that older readers are able to recognize and enjoy.

Review: The Hunger Games

Jenny Block | Posted 05.21.2012 | Entertainment
Jenny Block

This film that will keep viewers, even the millions who have read the books and know the outcome, at the edge of their seats. And if the storyline doesn't grab you -- unlikely as that is -- the special effects and the portrayal of the Game arena is enough to intrigue most.

The Hunger Games Bombs!

Rick Schwartz | Posted 05.21.2012 | Entertainment
Rick Schwartz

That might be next week's least likely headline. Everyone knows by now that The Hunger Games will be a massive hit when it opens on Friday. But why?

The Hunger Is Building

Emma Seligman | Posted 05.20.2012 | Teen
Emma Seligman

With the Harry Potter franchise sadly at a close and the disappointing Twilight franchise ending soon, The Hunger Games becomes a beacon of light to this enthused group of kids.

Team Peeta Or Team Gale? Josh Hutcherson's Surprising Answer!

AP | ALICIA RANCILIO | Posted 05.20.2012 | Teen

LOS ANGELES — Move over Edward Cullen and Jacob Black, there's a new love triangle causing spirited debate and girls to swoon. In "The Hunger G...

The Hunger Games: Why It Matters

Greg Garrett | Posted 05.20.2012 | Home
Greg Garrett

If we allow the story of The Hunger Games to do what it should -- that is, if it provokes us to ask hard questions and demand change -- then it is a valuable cultural artifact, despite its central concept.

Meet the Tributes: Who's Who In The Districts

The Huffington Post | Sandie Angulo-Chen | Posted 05.16.2012 | Entertainment

Not all of the Tributes in "The Hunger Games" are equally important. After being reaped (picked in their District's "lottery"), they train together, b...

The Lucky 400 Campers Outside The Hunger Games World Premiere

Posted 03.12.2012 | Los Angeles

First there was "Star Wars" and "The Matrix," then "Harry Potter" and "Twilight." Now, we have something that seems to encompass them all: "The Hunger...