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The Best & The Worst Of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • November 25, 2013 1:40 PM
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Now officially the all-time November opening record holder, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" was always a fairly sure thing in terms of box office. But what's more impressive is the advance word on the film (our own included), and the buzz around it, which has been so positive, with it being touted as the rare sequel that improves on the original, and with many going so far as to compare it to "The Empire Strikes Back." (Though, to be honest, we think that comparison is more to do with how open-ended it feels, with the good guys separated and some of them still imperiled, at the film's close.) Some of us might not go quite that far, but certainly director Francis Lawrence has made good on delivering a broader, more nuanced and more layered film than the first, which is fitting considering he was adapting what we'd consider the best of the three books, by quite some distance.

"Would You Like To Be In A Real War?" Watch The Final Trailer 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 27, 2013 10:37 PM
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‘In every scene we asked ourselves, ‘How would these people feel if they came back to the Hunger Games?',” producer Nina Jacobson told EW recently regarding the mission of respecting the heart of author Suzanne Collins’ sequel, "Catching Fire." “What happens when you come back from these experiences of war, not what happens in a movie when you’ve kicked a lot of ass?” In the case of Katniss and Peeta, they come back from the initial "Hunger Games" as heroes, but not for long.

'The Corrections' Headed To HBO With Noah Baumbach

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 2, 2011 12:38 PM
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Anthony Hopkins & Donald Sutherland Eyeing Lead RoleUpdate: THR confirms this report.

Donald Sutherland Joins 'The Hunger Games' As A Ruthless President

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 31, 2011 5:03 AM
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Just when you thought "The Hunger Games" cast couldn't get any bigger, the Lionsgate picture adds one more, while production is already underway.

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