The Hunger Games Reviews, Interviews & More

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2' Digitizes Philip Seymour Hoffman In...

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It hasn't even been a week since the passing of acclaimed Hollywood actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, but Lionsgate has to move quickly to figure out what will happen to the remainder of his scenes in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. We know that most of the scenes with his character, Plutarch Heavensbee, have been shot, except for a couple. Lionsgate has...

'Divergent' Trailer Tells Us More Of The World; 'Insurgent' To Follow

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The young adult novels turned movies are definitely garnering a lot of attention, but not each one has been a bona fide hit. Divergent promises to bring the action and drama that other movies like The Hunger Games have delivered, but the story line still doesn't make a lot of sense, especially in this latest trailer. There's been a lot of comparisons...

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Earns Just Over $25 Million In Thursday...

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As our own Damon Houx noted on Thursday, film adaptations of Young Adult novels are a tricky thing.  For every Young Adult franchise that manages to have just the right combination of stars, storyline, and direction (Twilight, inexplicably), there are a handful of clunkers that simply can’t catch the zeitgeist (The Mortal Instruments, The Host).  The...

Box Office Predictions: 'Catching Fire' Will Be Caught

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Opening a week before Thanksgiving, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire might clear $300 Million in ten days. That's the hope anyway, it's going to be a biggun regardless. The record for a three day opening is currently held by The Avengers, which made over $200 Million, and had the benefit of 3D and Imax (whereas this just has Imax). But that's...

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Movie Review

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There are a number of young adult novels that have tried their hardest to grab that cinematic spark that The Hunger Games has successfully captured, but very few are able to do so. Those bad ones? They're made to look like wedding videos in comparison to the release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, a worthwhile sequel that contains more...

Interview: The Cast on the Changing World of 'The Hunger Games: Catching...

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Throughout the ratio of young adult novels that successfully transitioned from page to screen is slim, and for every Harry Potter, there's three The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. They have to present more than just a pretty young face and give us enough substance and depth for general audiences to latch onto. Suzanne Collins created an...

Movie Tickets, Plus 'Hunger Games' DVD Giveaway Winner Announced!

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Earlier this month, we announced that ScreenCrave would be giving away $50 in movie tickets (via movie ticketing site MovieTickets.com), plus a DVD The Hunger Games. Readers were asked to tell who their favorite new character was, from the upcoming movie Catching Fire. Now, it pleases us to announce that we've found our winner!

Interview: Francis Lawrence and Nina Jacobson for 'The Hunger Games:...

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When dealing with a massive franchise such as The Hunger Games, there's a certain amount of pressure that comes with the job. Francis Lawrence is an accomplished filmmaker who's worked on films such as I Am Legend and Water for Elephants. Now he's following in the footsteps of Gary Ross with the sequel,...

Contest: Win $50 In Movie Tickets and A DVD Of 'The Hunger Games'

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The biggest movie of 2013 is almost in theaters, so for our next contest, we want to give one lucky winner a chance to go see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire for free. Thanks to our friends over at MovieTickets.com, we at ScreenCrave are giving away $50 in movie tickets, plus a DVD of The Hunger Games. Look, we know that going to the movies can get expensive,...

'The Hunger Games' May Be Transformed Into A Theme Park

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In what could be the oddest news to pop out this Friday, there's reports that Lionsgate is mulling over the possibility of making a theme park out of the popular movie and book franchise The Hunger GamesStrange, right? While it's not finalized, the mere thought of this theme park doesn't make me feel too well for a number of reasons.

New Posters For 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' And 'The Hobbit: The...

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In less than two months, Jennifer Lawrence will reprise her role as the brave Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Lionsgate has released the very last poster for the highly-anticipated sequel, showing a fierce Katniss with her bow and arrow. But Lionsgate aren't the only ones getting fans all riled up. Warner Bros. has also debuted a new banner for The Hobbit: The...

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Soundtrack Features Coldplay, Lumineers,...

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Thanks to producer and Americana extraordinaire T-Bone Burnett, the soundtrack to the first The Hunger Games film was decidedly heavy on Americana, despite featuring myriad of varied artists (Arcade Fire, Maroon 5, Neko Case, Kid Cudi, etc).  What with the subsequent explosion of Hunger Games popularity (T-Bone’s absence), it makes sense...

Jennifer Lawrence And 'Hunger Games' Director To Adapt 'East Of Eden' And...

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Elia Kazan’s 1955 adaption of John Steinbeck’s classic, elemental novel, East of Eden, starred James Dean and is a legitimately classic film.  That said, at just under two hours, it only manages to adapt the second half of Steinbeck’s mammoth novel, which is about the only reason one would hope for a new...

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Gets A New Poster And Viral Release

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We’ve got to hand it to Lionsgate—they know how to market a movie directly to a film’s fanbase.  In addition to their #TickTock countdown contest to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’s release (of which ScreenCrave is a part—go here to win tickets to the film’s Los Angeles premiere!), they’ve now allowed the fans themselves to debut promotional art and...

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Releases a Bunch of New Photos

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That's  Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair above, one of the new cast members to join the The Hunger Games phenomenon in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The film has released a bunch of new pictures featuring Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen, Liam Hemsworth's Gale Hawthorne and Josh Hutcherson's Peeta Mellark along with new and returning cast...

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Giveaway -- Win 2 Tickets To The L.A....

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The contest is now closed--thanks to all those who participated! We’re just guessing, but if you’re reading this post, allow us here at ScreenCrave to go out on a limb and assume that you happen to be a big fan of The Hunger Games—both the series of novels by Suzanne Collins and the burgeoning film franchise starring Jennifer...

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' International Trailer: Lots Of Silver...

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Another day, another piece of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’s PR juggernaut gets hurled at us, the movie-going populace.  Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or sucked into the future, forced to don a silver-y spandex jumpsuit [because in the future, that’s what people would wear, ok?], pestered by a bunch of people who resemble famous actors but with insane wigs, and...