The Hunger Games Are Over, But Jennifer Lawrence Is Only Getting Better

1. It seems insane to think about now, but there was a time when everyone was worried about whether or not Jennifer Lawrence could pull off the Hunger Games films. Cast as Katniss Everdeen just a year after her breakthrough in Winter’s Bone, Lawrence was considered by many an undeniable talent but a little bit green,… »11/20/15 2:51pm11/20/15 2:51pm


Battle Royale's Wincing Nastiness Can Never Be Duplicated

Once upon a time, seeking out a way to see Battle Royale, the 2000 Japanese movie about little kids killing each other on an island, felt like finding a copy of The Anarchist Cookbook or something. This movie was never banned in the U.S. the way it was (and still is) in Germany. But even though it qualified as a huge… »12/04/14 1:34pm12/04/14 1:34pm

Killing Jennifer Lawrence: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Reviewed.

1. The first Hunger Games movie was entertaining enough, but still plodding, awkward, and weighed down with so much exposition that you found yourself wishing everyone would stop sketching out the rules of this universe and get down to mourning all the dead children falling from the skies. The movie had Jennifer… »11/19/13 6:02pm11/19/13 6:02pm

LeBron's Choice Of Pre-Game Reading Material? The Hunger Games

ABC showed a brief clip of LeBron James in the locker room before today's Heat-Pacers Game Four in Indianapolis, and surprise of surprises, he was reading Suzanne Collins's young adult novel The Hunger Games. We won't shame anybody for their choice of reading material—indeed, we'd love for more role models to be… »5/20/12 4:55pm5/20/12 4:55pm

7 Ways The Hunger Games's Bleak Future Is Exactly Like All Other Bleak Sci-Fi Futures (Except With Lenny Kravitz)

The Hunger Games finally comes out today, but already the movie's been analyzed from every angle: its potentially huge box-office numbers, why Katniss Everdeen is a female role model, whether or not it's the new Twilight, and, perhaps most importantly, whether or not Lenny Kravitz's stylist character Cinna is gay. »3/23/12 4:35pm3/23/12 4:35pm

Watch Teens Get Snuffed In A Sick Dystopia Where People Like Watching Teens Get Snuffed! The Hunger Games, Reviewed.

1. I feel I need to say this out front about The Hunger Games, since I'd never read the young adult book and wasn't quite sure what I was in for: This movie has a lot of on-screen child murders. Now, maybe on the page, this was less jarring, with the whole inherent textual… »3/20/12 3:39pm3/20/12 3:39pm