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Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Dan Persons | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

We'll look into whether there's story enough to support two-and-a-half hours of screen time, whether the return to the bloody Hunger Games competition is worth the trip, and whether all the characters have a preternaturally intimate understanding of human nature or are just damn lucky.

Hunger Games and the Limits of White Imagination

Olivia Cole | Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment
Olivia Cole

The good guys are white, we have learned, after eons of our faces being plastered under cowboy hats and in impeccable Bond suits. White men are Superman, we have learned. Bad men, we have learned, are black. They're gang bangers and thugs and talk loud and sometimes deliver funny lines where we laugh at their Otherness.

'Catching Fire' Heats Up At The Box Office

AP | JESSICA HERNDON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is a scorching hit at the box office. Lionsgate has released early numbers on what's expected ...

Jennifer Lawrence Is Just Killing It This Week

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 11.23.2013 | Style

May the odds be ever in your favor... As you probably know, "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" was released today, and we've already preordered our tick...

How Katniss Everdeen and Ancient Rome Unite to Teach an Ethics of Peace for our Time

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

One might say that the parallels with the ancient world end with Katniss, but maybe that's also where the parallels with ours are strongest. Because while she may not be a metaphor for Christ, Katniss is perhaps best understood as a prophetic hero for our time.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Director Francis Lawrence Discusses What Makes The Hunger Games So Good

Quora | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

Susan Collins started all of this with an idea of a theme, and she wanted to create a series of stories for young adults about the consequences of war.

Liam Hemsworth And Woody Harrelson Slam The Nickname 'J-Law'

Posted 11.20.2013 | Celebrity

Jennifer Lawrence gets along with everyone in the cast of "The Hunger Games," but do her co-stars actually like her? In a new interview with The Ho...

My Conversation With Actor Jeffrey Wright on Catching Fire, Washington Redskins and Political Correctness

Tavis Smiley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

In addition to Jeffrey Wright's latest roles in Catching Fire and Boardwalk Empire, he talks about his distinguished career and process for choosing roles. Wright also discusses his beloved Washington Redskins and the debate over the team's name.

Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There's not much to say about The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, because it does what it's supposed to.

Mike Ryan

How 'Breaking Bad' Influenced 'Catching Fire'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.19.2013 | Entertainment

Thought the "Breaking Bad" mania was over? Not so fast. The director of one of the biggest blockbuster franchises in recent years has taken a huge cue...

Mike Ryan

'The Starving Games' Is The Worst 'Hunger Games' Spoof Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.18.2013 | Entertainment

What in the world are "The Starving Games"? Curiosity got the best of me, having heard enough groans about this movie's mere existence, so I had to se...

Hunger Games Movie Can Feed the Starving

William Lambers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

This is a great opportunity for the movie industry to use its powerful influence to help bring relief to the starving children in Syria, Mali, Haiti, Sudan, Afghanistan, and the Central African Republic.

'The Hunger Games' As You've Never Seen Them Before

Posted 11.18.2013 | Parents

With less than a week to go until "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" comes to theaters, Sesame Street is bringing fans a slightly more G-rated version....

Yup, Jennifer Lawrence Is Still THE 'It' Girl

Posted 11.16.2013 | Celebrity

Just when you thought Jennifer Lawrence would never come out of hiding, she did -- and she was out of hiding all week. The 23-year-old actress was...

Short Celebrity Men Who've Been With Taller Women

Posted 11.16.2013 | Celebrity

For short men and tall women, the odds were never in their favor -- until "The Hunger Games." The dystopian hit brought about an on-screen love th...

Mike Ryan

'Catching Fire' Is A Huge Improvement On 'The Hunger Games'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.14.2013 | Entertainment

It’s kind of remarkable how entertaining “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” turns out to be, especially once you take into account just how many ...

Catching Fire: A Story of Dangerous Hope

Julie Clawson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Julie Clawson

Far from being just another distraction or way to be entertained by violence, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire delivers a message of hope into our culture which just like Panem desperately needs to find freedom from our own oppressions and injustices.

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Soundtrack Is Streaming On iTunes

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 11.13.2013 | Entertainment

The odds are in your favor, "Hunger Games" fans -- the entire soundtrack to the upcoming "Catching Fire" movie is streaming ahead of the film's releas...

Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Katniss Everdeen

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment

Katniss Everdeen has been gearing up for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," and she wants to hit you with her best shot. You and every other person...

Mike Ryan

'Catching Fire's' Jennifer Lawrence Thinks You're Sick Of Her

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment

Jennifer Lawrence thinks you are getting sick of her. And the fact that she thinks you're getting sick of her is kind of why we still like her. La...

Early 'Hunger Games' Reviewers LOVE Jennifer Lawrence

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment

Not that anyone should be surprised, but even critics love Jennifer Lawrence. Planet Earth's favorite actress and quote machine stars as Katniss Everd...

Photos From The 'Catching Fire' World Premiere

Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment

The stars of "The Hunger Games" hit the red carpet tonight (Nov. 11) in London for the world premiere of the franchise's latest installment, "Catching...

Catniss Is Better Than Katniss

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.08.2013 | Entertainment

To prepare for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," refresh your memory on the first film in the series. If you don't have time for a two-and-a-half...

Dystopia Now: Anticipating Fire

Maddy Lederman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Maddy Lederman

Fantasy is writing reality here, and dictating what people, or at least some people, will look like. What is that scarf Katniss has on? I want it. (If you don't know who Katniss is, you have a lot to catch up on.) I've never experienced such a vague line between real and not-real.

'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...