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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 22, 2013 5:59 PM
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  • 6 Comments
This follow-up to the 2012 hit based on Suzanne Collins’ novel, represents commendable storytelling that ought to please the book’s many fans.

The Hunger Games—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 22, 2012 8:53 PM
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  • 27 Comments
As someone who hasn’t read Suzanne Collins’ trilogy of novels, going to see 'The Hunger Games' “cold,” I felt comforted by the presence of two young actors I admire, Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson. Given the downbeat nature of the story, set in a bleak future world, having warm-blooded actors who can bring life and depth to their characters is crucial.

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island plus Daffy's Rhapsody

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 10, 2012 1:00 AM
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  • 3 Comments
Four years after a family-friendly 3-D version of Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth, the same studio (but different filmmakers—and an entirely different cast, except for Josh Hutcherson) have come up with another PG-rated adventure yarn aimed at the same demographic. The good news is, it isn’t bad. Even the use of 3-D is pretty good.

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