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 8:55am 11/25/13 8:55am

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 9:00am 11/22/13 9:00am

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 10:39am 11/20/13 10:39am

"I Am Legend" Director Investigates Futuristic Plane Crashes

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… » 12/03/07 2:30pm 12/03/07 2:30pm