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"The Hunger Games"

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...

The Violent Life of a Crime-thriller Writer

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.14.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The potential for violence lives within all of us, and I'm no exception. Violence in my novels is contrived--it's pure fiction--but reflects a core truth about human nature. It's never meant to be gratuitous, but rather serves the story.

Popcorn Preview: Captain Phillips

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Captain Phillips (2013) Cast includes: Tom Hanks (Saving Private Ryan), Catherine Keener (Into the Wild), Barkhad Abdi Screenplay: Billy Ray (T...

My Hypocrisy as an NFL Fan

Avi Sinensky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Avi Sinensky

NFL players are dying. And they're doing it for our entertainment.

How Women Can Save the World by Telling Epic Stories in the Movies

Govindini Murty | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

As female filmmakers, we've been told to accept small stories, low budgets, and modest expectations. But what if we have much larger visions? What if we want to make blockbuster movies with heroines who are full of valor, keen intelligence, and a desire to change the world?