They Saved The Most Brutal Hunger Games Movie For Last

The Hunger Games book and movie series has always been about resistance, and particularly about using the machinery and iconography of the oppressor to fight back. Katniss Everdeen is a creation of a violent, manipulative system, but she turns all of its symbolism against it. And in the final movie, Mockingjay Part 2,… »11/20/15 11:00am11/20/15 11:00am

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

First Trailer For The Last Hunger Games: Is Katniss Becoming A Monster?

Katniss Everdeen gets one last makeover in the first trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. And it’s her most badass, but also her least humane. She’s basically got one agenda at this point, and it’s all about killing. Meanwhile, Finnick steals the trailer with the absolute best line.
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In The Brilliant New Hunger Games Film, Katniss Can't Escape The Arena

The third movie in the Hunger Games series is supposed to be the one where the frame pulls back and reveals a bigger world than the teen arena of the first two. Instead, Mockingjay Part 1 does something more daring: it shows how all of the dystopian land of Panem is just the Arena writ large. Minor spoilers ahead... »11/21/14 12:00pm11/21/14 12:00pm

The 12 Weirdest Reasons For Banning Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

It's Banned Books Week! But people are trying to keep great books out of libraries and schools every hour of every day, year round. And often, people's reasons for challenging these titles are really, really... outlandish. Here are 12 SF and fantasy books that people have given incomprehensible reasons for banning. »9/25/14 1:18pm9/25/14 1:18pm

12 Incredibly Strange Underground Realms from Science Fiction

Don't judge a book by its cover. Beauty is only skin deep. There are countless aphorisms about looking below the surface of things, because you never know what you might find — for instance, if you looked below the surface of the Earth, you might find lost civilizations, underground empires, and/or lots and lots of… »1/02/14 1:00pm1/02/14 1:00pm

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

Oh My God, Stop With the Absurd Hunger Games Merchandising

Rumors are bubbling about a potential Hunger Games amusement park, which would presumably combine all the joy and wonder of a dystopian police state with the thrill of being hunted down and murdered by a pack of desperate, starving child-warriors. And to this I say...really? Could we just not? Maybe not every popular… »11/08/13 4:53pm11/08/13 4:53pm

The three actors rumored for Hunger Games' Finnick Odair

The last important casting decision in the Hunger Games franchise rests with Finnick Odair, the flirty red head who kills with a trident and wears nothing but a fisherman's net when he's representing District 4 in the parade for the 3rd Quarter Quell Hunger Games. He's bold, charming, and super-sexy. So who does… »5/30/12 11:35am5/30/12 11:35am

How The Hunger Games Should Have Ended makes a good case for the book's original ending

Disappointed with The Hunger Games ending? Confused as to why Peeta wasn't slowly bleeding to death? Well the the folks behind some of the best movie ending rewrites (including How Return To the Jedi Should Have Ended and How District 9 Should Have Ended) have officially submitted their Hunger Games takedown. What… »4/19/12 4:05pm4/19/12 4:05pm

Who's the bestselling author of all time on the Kindle?

The Hunger Games isn't just on its way to be a huge new hit movie — it's also confirming that Suzanne Collins is a huge literary powerhouse in her own right. And in the wake of Hunger Games fever, it's been revealed that Collins is actually the top selling author of all time on the Amazon Kindle. She became only the… »3/21/12 7:30pm3/21/12 7:30pm