The Hunger Games resonates in part because it hits at the very human heart of the oppression of poverty. There's a gap between this film's marketing and its resonance, and it's a very human gap.Read More
The Hunger Games
This incomplete but promising film is definitely only part of the story.
The Hunger Games films have been an interesting example of an incredibly successful series where the films progressively improve with each installment.Read More
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is rolling out in theaters as we speak and the cast and crew are doing countless interviews in support of it. Here's one of the weird ones.Read More
May the odds be ever in your flavor.
Only one turkey a year is pardoned in the Capitol, surviving the fierce turkey bloodbath the human-body-privileged citizens of this nation call "Thanksgiving." The turkeys must fear their governing body, so they must fight to the death to determine who will survive this November.Read More
10 is good odds.
Our own Sam Maggs reminds us why we love The Hunger Games, just in time for the first installment of Mockingjay to hit theaters this week!Read More
May the odds be ever in your favor.
The Harry Potter Alliance grew out of a group of HP fans who wanted to take the good messages of their favorite book series and enact them in the world around them, and has become one of the awesomest examples of "fan activism." But they aren't entirely focused on HP-themed causes; they also often organize campaigns of awareness, fundraising, and community service to coincide with the release of new The Hunger Games films.Read More
I don't know about you guys, but when I watched Catching Fire, I wasn't so much interested in vicariously living through Katniss Everdeen's rebellion against an oppressive government regime as I was in being one of those passive Capitol audience members who thought her dress was real pretty. That's totally why you watch The Hunger Games, right? To feel like the people in the audience?Read More
Oh, boo, I got disqualified. Guess I'll have to go live...
What's a serious movie about kids murdering each other for food without a bit of humor? Luckily, we don't have to live in a world that answers that question, because Dorkly has 12 lines to humorously ruin The Hunger Games for everyone's enjoyment.Read More
“Is it the bitchy resting face?”
You know how male characters get to be jerks and terrible people all the time, but a female character acts mean to one person and they're suddenly the worst? This tendency to demand that female characters be sympathetic in order to be likeable is something Natalie Dormer knows all too well—after all, she's played a lot of complicated women.Read More
It's more complicated than "read what you want."
Over the summer, Slate magazine's Ruth Graham ruffled some feathers by attacking the great guilty pleasure that is Young Adult Literature. The main thrust of the article involved Graham waggling her shame finger at the number of grown-ups who seemed to be stuck in Neverland—refusing to read "proper" novels in favor of the latest John Green tearfest or a dystopian sexy teen death duel.Read More