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

This director's video pitch for Hunger Games might be better than the…

We liked Gary Ross' movie version of The Hunger Games — but it could always have been better. And here's one example of how: Director Kevin Tancharoen's video pitch, from when he was gunning for the job. » 9/06/12 2:31pm 9/06/12 2:31pm

Behind-the-scenes look at Hunger Games shows how Gary Ross tried to…

We can't wait for The Hunger Games DVD to come out on August 18, mostly for any deleted scenes of Gale and Peeta rubbing mud on each others chests — you know that's in there. Until then, behold this amazing clip in which the crew diligently attempts to not kill Jennifer Lawrence with fireballs. » 7/13/12 9:55am 7/13/12 9:55am

The Hunger Games Will Ruin You

The Hunger Games movie will punch you in the gut. The saga of Katniss, teenage dystopian gladiator, turns out to be just as addictive in movie form as it was in the books. The combination of insane spectacle and surprisingly brutal violence makes this movie exhilarating, and a little exhausting, to watch. You can't… » 3/23/12 9:00am 3/23/12 9:00am

Why The Hunger Games is way better than Twilight

Next year, the Hunger Games movie series begins and the Twilight movies end. It's sort of a passing of the tween torch, from vampire angst to post-apocalyptic deathmatches. And no doubt, Hunger Games will be hoping to capitalize on the Twilight audience. » 9/21/11 2:40pm 9/21/11 2:40pm

First image from the Hunger Games movie shows us reality TV deathmatch…

Behold the first ever image of Suzanne Collins' 16-year-old Hunger Games hero Katniss Everdeen. But can the Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone) pull it off? » 5/18/11 1:30pm 5/18/11 1:30pm

How Gary Ross beat out Sam Mendes and David Slade to direct Hunger Games

Scoring the director's chair in the live-action movie adaptation of Suzanne Collins' wildly popular Hunger Games series was no easy task. But Gary Ross knew exactly what to show the studio to beat out all the other Hollywood contenders. » 12/23/10 6:30am 12/23/10 6:30am

Fan-made Hunger Games clip gets us excited for dystopian kid-on-kid…

Let's hope director Gary Ross is open to taking some hints on the Hunger Games movie, because this fan-made recreation of one scene is right on the money. Watch Katniss and Rue together in this (SPOILERY) homemade Hunger Games clip. » 11/18/10 9:30am 11/18/10 9:30am

The Hunger Games movie has 3 possible directors, and Hit-Girl may play…

Can the internal monologue-heavy first Hunger Games book become a decent movie? We're still not sure, but at least A-list people are getting involved — including Kick-Ass' Chloe Moretz — and everybody's calling it the possible next Twlight. » 9/06/10 8:00am 9/06/10 8:00am

Spider-Man 4 Recruits Seabiscuit Writer To Retool The Script

Seabiscuit writer/director Gary Ross, who also penned Big and Pleasantville, has been hired to rewrite Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 4, replacing edgy playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. So it may be months until we discover who the big bad will be. [Variety] » 7/09/09 9:30am 7/09/09 9:30am

Creature From The Black Lagoon Will Be Based On Pure Science

Gary Ross has been talking about remaking the Creature From The Black Lagoon, which his father co-wrote, since 2001. But now Ross says he hopes to be making the film next year — and it's going to be science-focused and scary, not campy. » 12/04/08 1:16pm 12/04/08 1:16pm