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"The Hunger Games"

Jessica Chastain Leaps up to Lead Oscar Race, Threatening Jennifer Lawrence

Tom O'Neil | Posted 12.26.2012 | Entertainment
Tom O'Neil

Both Chastain and Lawrence now appear in films with strong Best Picture potential and thus they could benefit from the coattail effect that swept Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby) and Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love) to past victories.

Halloween Costumes Inspired By The Movies

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 10.24.2012 | Entertainment

That Halloween costume party is quickly approaching, and as much as you hate to admit it, that perfect costume idea is probably still evading you. ...

Should 'The Hunger Games' & 'The Avengers' Win Oscars?

Mike Hogan | Posted 12.22.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

The Avengers. Joss Whedon deserves some kind of award for turning what could have been the clunkiest superhero-supergroup spectacle since Fantastic Four into a razor-sharp, bullet-fast fun-fest, but they don't give Oscars for that.

Why Do We Like Dystopian Novels?

Dave Astor | Posted 12.19.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

War. Death. Despair. Oppression. Environmental ruin. Yup, when it comes to demoralizing literature, dystopian novels have it all! Yet many of us love this genre, and there are good reasons we do.

'An Arrow Escape'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.16.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

When I was a kid, I wanted to be like Robin Hood, except I wouldn't be caught dead in tights. But I did love the concept of using a bow and arrows to rob from the rich and give to the poor.

Jennifer Lawrence Is Sick Of Being Called 'Curvy'

Posted 10.08.2012 | Celebrity

Jennifer Lawrence is starting to discover what it's like to hit superstardom now that "The Hunger Games" has officially taken hold of the younger gene...

From Hogwarts to Harvard: Survival Games for the 21st Century

Susan J. Napier | Posted 12.01.2012 | Arts
Susan J. Napier

Today's popular culture shows a world in which young protagonists may still yearn for home and mentorship, but are ultimately left on their own without guidance or safety.

'The Hunger Games' Finale Hires Writer

Posted 10.01.2012 | Entertainment

Who better to write "Mockingjay," the two-part "Hunger Games" finale, than the man behind "Game Change"? No one, apparently, as Variety reports that L...

WATCH: 'Hunger Games' Gets Bad Lip Reading

Posted 09.24.2012 | Comedy

Oh, hey everyone. "The Hunger Games" hasn't gone away yet. And if it inspires more videos like the newest Bad Lip Reading, we hope it never does. B...

Math Nerds Analyze 'The Hunger Games' (WATCH)

Posted 09.17.2012 | Teen

Math-nerd "Hunger Games" fans, this one's for you. Putting AP Statistics skills to good use, a recent viral video uses numbers and charts to break the...

'Catching Fire' Has Started Filming

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.10.2012 | Entertainment

"Catching Fire" is catching fire. Production on the "Hunger Games" sequel began filming on Monday in Atlanta, Ga.; "Catching Fire" will later head to ...

'Hunger Games' Casts Jeffrey Wright

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.07.2012 | Entertainment

The strangely awesome cast of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" just got a little bit more strange and awesome. Lionsgate announced Friday that world-...

DVDs: Chimps Rule!

Michael Giltz | Posted 10.26.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Chimpanzee is superior family entertainment and deservedly should be lauded as the biggest hit documentary film of the year

Food for (Literary) Thought on Julia Child's Birthday

Dave Astor | Posted 10.15.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

With Aug. 15 being the 100th anniversary of Julia Child's birth, I figured a post about food in novels might be appropriate.

The Appeal of Fiction Juxtaposition

Dave Astor | Posted 10.09.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Most of us have a certain routine, so it's exciting to pick up a book and end up in another time, place, and situation. To make this experience even more intense, I often try to follow a novel I just read with one that's very different.

The London Olympics: Up Close and Personal

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 10.09.2012 | Media
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Paraskevi "Voula" Papachristou and Michel Morganella both trained for years to reach an Olympic level of competition. Each, in turn, was leveled by something notoriously difficult to train -- the tongue.

Is Women's Gymnastics Like 'The Hunger Games'?

New Yorker | Posted 08.03.2012 | Women

Today, as I try to avoid spoilers and prepare to watch the finals of the women’s gymnastics individual all-around on NBC tonight, I’ll be thinking...

Favorite Women-Empowering Movies of Recent Memory

Juliette Fretté | Posted 10.03.2012 | Entertainment
Juliette Fretté

Let us not forget that art and entertainment do affect the masses and the masses affect the arts. In many ways, what is popular and successful is a barometer of where we are and where we're headed.

Katniss Everdeen, Olympic Archer

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 08.02.2012 | Entertainment

How did Jennifer Lawrence train for "The Hunger Games?" She had Olympic help, of course! To prepare for her role as "Hunger Games" heroine Katniss ...

Maryland Woman Shot In Head With Arrow

Posted 08.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A couple of weeks ago, The Washington Post reported that local girls, inspired by "The Hunger Games," have been signing up for archery l...

Who Won Big At The Teen Choice Awards?

Posted 07.24.2012 | TV

Demi Lovato and "Glee" star Kevin McHale hosted the 2012 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, July 22 on Fox, which brought out a bevy of adolescent icons --...

Amanda Plummer Set For 'Catching Fire'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.17.2012 | Entertainment

Amanda Plummer has joined the cast of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," and in a twist that would fit at home in Suzanne Collins' source novel, the n...

REVIEW: 'A Game of Thrones'

Tara Subramaniam | Posted 09.12.2012 | Teen
Tara Subramaniam

Besides some of the unnecessary love scenes, it's a good and interesting series with pretty gripping and original writing style.

Big News For 'Hunger Games' Fans

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.10.2012 | Entertainment

What has been rumored for more than a year is now official: Lionsgate will split "Mockingjay," the final book in Suzanne Collins' best-selling "Hunger...

Popular Culture and "The System"

Laura Finley | Posted 09.08.2012 | Home
Laura Finley

What is important about vampire and apocalyptic films and books is that the heroes are not just battling a solo evil character and his or her clan. Rather, all of these offer a critique of "the system."