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"The Hunger Games"

Catching Fire: The Hunger Games' Young Heroes Reinvent the Unsettling World of Politics, Violence, and Revolution

Russell C. Smith | Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment
Russell C. Smith

In some ways, the YA dystopian novels of the early 21st Century can be looked upon as narrative handbooks for navigating an uncertain and murky future.

Elders React to The Hunger Games And As Expected, It's Hilarious

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 12.03.2013 | Entertainment

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" set new records for Thanksgiving weekend ticket sales, and the film can thank its dedicated teen and tween fan base ...

Restoring the Ladder of Opportunity

Eva Shang | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics
Eva Shang

However, the fantasy land of Panem is not so far off from the landscape of America's current social and economic inequality. The Hunger Games are real. The Hunger Games are here. And what the Hunger Games mean is the death of the American Dream.

Kony's Surrender, The Hunger Games, Social Justice and Your Teen

Allena Tapia | Posted 02.01.2014 | Parents
Allena Tapia

As a mother and social justice writer, I struggle daily with the balance of wanting to provide my children a healthy cocoon with minimal discomfort, while also preparing them to take on the injustices of the world -- a role I expect them to step up into someday.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Kids: What Is Age Appropriate?

Cristy Clavijo-Kish | Posted 01.26.2014 | Parents
Cristy Clavijo-Kish

The movie really is suited for older tweens as there is plenty of drama and intensity. Prior to and following the premiere, I asked some parents and kids in attendance for their views and reactions to the movie.

Who Would Have Won the 74th Annual Hunger Games if Gale Had Been the Male Tribute from District 12?

Quora | Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

Both Katniss and Gale are hunters, so they would've been on a better footing than most non-Career tributes, but that doesn't mean jack unless they have other attributes.

Catching Fire's Other Character

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Mark Yzaguirre

Catching Fire is a film about state terror. While the genesis of the movie was a series of young adult novels, I think the film series has already taken on a separate life of its own with a depth that appeals to an older adult audience.

The Hunger Games Are Real: We Are the Districts

Carl Gibson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Carl Gibson

Only by winning elections at the local level, the state level, and the congressional level can we redistribute the wealth that the ruling class have unjustly stolen from those who worked to create it.

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.