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

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

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

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