The Hunger Games

Films Facing Reality in 2012 | 13 Jan 2013 // 6:00 PM

The only movie of 2012 that makes a strong case for America being a cohesive social body with moral purpose binding it together is Lincoln. For those keeping track, that film is set 147 years ago.


Lost In Translation, or, Why 'The Hangover' Can't Just Be 'The Hangover' | 10 Jul 2012 // 5:15 PM

Thanks to translation, the cult '60s British show The Avengers is known to French viewers as Chapeau Melon et Bottes de Cuir, literally "bowler hat and leather boots", a title which could be misconstrued for a show about bondage tips and foot fetish.

Not Gonna Lie: 'The Hunger Games', Twitter, and Reverse Victimization | 5 Apr 2012 // 5:00 PM

Would it matter at all if Katniss Everdeen, a white teenager in the book The Hunger Games, had been portrayed in the film by a suitably teenage and female, black actor? For the young racists who have gone berserk on Twitter about the supporting character Rue being portrayed by an African-American actor, apparently the answer is yes.


'The Divergent Series: Insurgent' Is Borderline Insufferable | 20 Mar 2015 // 3:00 AM

If gobbledygook was gold, Insurgent would be Ft. Knox.

'The Hunger Games' Looks More Like the Past than the Future -- and Too Much Like the Present | 16 Aug 2012 // 5:10 PM

Director Gary Ross understands that the movie should stand for itself, as opposed to functioning as a staged reading of the novel.


The 10 Best Modern YA Film Adaptations | 19 Mar 2015 // 4:00 AM

Not all YA adaptations are created equally. In fact, there are many terrible examples of the genre. On the other hand, here are a few that are pretty great.

‘Hunger Games’ Is Part of a Long, Grisly Tradition in Literature | 29 Mar 2012 // 12:00 AM

Violence committed by and against children has a long, grisly tradition in literature — as an allegory for adult cruelty, a representation of the emotional volatility of adolescence and a tension-raiser for audiences.


‘Think Like a Man’ replaces ‘Hunger Games’ atop box office | 23 Apr 2012 // 12:25 AM

LOS ANGELES — Moe, Larry and Curly couldn’t do it. Neither could Snow White, an army of Greek gods or a baby-faced Leonardo DiCaprio. After

‘Hunger Games’ surpasses $300 million mark at box office | 8 Apr 2012 // 10:39 PM

LOS ANGELES — “The Hunger Games” surpassed the $300 million milestone at the box office over the weekend, making the film more popular with American moviegoers than

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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