Monday, January 14 2013
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.
Wednesday, July 11 2012
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.
Friday, April 6 2012
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.
Tuesday, March 27 2012
As The Hunger Games phenomenon fills movie theaters, we are reminded of the age-old idea that the book will forever be better than the movie. Or will it?
Friday, August 17 2012
Director Gary Ross understands that the movie should stand for itself, as opposed to functioning as a staged reading of the novel.
Friday, March 23 2012
Katniss embodies all that's better than her Hunger Games opponents, being aptly appalled at what she sees while also learning to manipulate her audience.
Thursday, March 29 2012
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.
Monday, March 26 2012
$155 million is an amazing number. What this means for The Hunger Games franchise is... well, not very much, actually.
Tuesday, March 20 2012
Has a certain teen lit sensation a.k.a. The Hunger Games left you 'hungry' for more. Here's our list of ten alternate examples of the 'man as prey' premise.
Monday, March 19 2012
After a continuous onslaught of commercials and come-ons, it looks like the former question mark is now solidly earning exclamations, the shifting screenings a sure sign of faith, not flop.
Monday, April 23 2012
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…
Monday, April 9 2012
LOS ANGELES — “The Hunger Games” surpassed the $300 million milestone at the box office over the weekend, making the film more popular with American…
Wednesday, March 28 2012
LOS ANGELES — “The Hunger Games,” the teen action-adventure film that is opened to big numbers last weekend, is, without question, a parable of the…
Monday, March 26 2012
LOS ANGELES — Lionsgate hit a bull’s-eye this weekend with “The Hunger Games,” as the story of expert archer Katniss Everdeen and her battle for…
Thursday, March 22 2012
LOS ANGELES — Director Gary Ross knew he needed someone who was super-cool and a trendsetter to play the avant garde stylist Cinna in “The…