The Hunger Games Director Explains Why Mockingjay Absolutely Needed To Be Two Movies

There are at least $2 billion reasons why the decision was made to split the third The Hunger Games book, Mockingjay, into two movies. Money aside, though, the decision gave the filmmakers a ton of freedom, and allowed them to craft a more satisfying arc. The kind of freedom not even Katniss Everdeen could win. We… »11/12/15 12:15pm11/12/15 12:15pm

How Catching Fire Fixed All the Worst Mistakes The Hunger Games Made

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… »11/25/13 11:55am11/25/13 11:55am

Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a captivating tale of privilege and PTSD

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. »11/22/13 12:00pm11/22/13 12:00pm

How Catching Fire transformed Peeta from Wuss to Blood Covered Bad Ass

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… »11/20/13 1:39pm11/20/13 1:39pm

First set pics from Catching Fire show new the Hunger Games training outfits... and Finnick!

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. »9/14/12 5:49pm9/14/12 5:49pm

And here's Finnick! A little redder on top too.