The Hunger Games: Catching Fire made all the money this weekend, raking in a record-topping $161.1 million. But that's not all this YA sequel did for the movie franchise. Catching Fire actually goes about unchecking our long list of problems with the first Hunger Games film, resetting the franchise both for die-hard… »
The second Hunger Games movie builds on the emotional intensity of the first, telling a harrowing story of what happens when you win a deadly game by playing dirty. Catching Fire is the rare film that's better than the original book. Even if you've memorized Suzanne Collins' text, you'll get something new out of it. »
Peeta Mellark didn't get much to do in the first Hunger Games movie — so how do you make him cool enough to deserve Katniss Everdeen? We spoke with Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence about the many ways he decided to "expand" the the second chapter in the Hunger Games series. Including upgrading Peeta from baby… »
The first images from the The Hunger Games: Catching Fire set have started leaking out, and so far it looks like the cast has a whole new training wardrobe. Plus catch your first peek at Finnick Odair, played by Sam Claflin. Some spoilers ahead. »And here's Finnick! A little redder on top too.
The original concept art for I Am Legend was much bleaker and more post-apocalyptic than the movie's final look. Production designer David Lazan talked to us about why he and director Francis Lawrence opted for a more gorgeous
Chuck Palahniuk's book Fight Club was famously adapted into a total mindfuck of a film with heavy-handed satirical comments on America. His novel Survivor, which features a single passenger on a jet airplane dictating his life story into the plane's black box before slamming into the Australian Outback, was set to… »
Will Smith's journey as the last man in New York will end differently than planned. Warner Bros. made director Francis Lawrence reshoot the ending of I Am Legend, due in theaters Dec. 14. It's not clear what changed, but CHUD speculates the new ending may be more action-packed and upbeat. [CHUD.com] »