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15 Young Adult Fiction Properties That Could Be The Next 'Twilight' Or 'Hunger Games'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 23, 2012 11:56 AM
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Today sees the release of "The Hunger Games," the much anticipated adaptation of the popular young adult novel series about a future in which children are forced to compete in a fight to the death for the entertainment of the overclass, and to help their district fight off starvation. The books have been bestsellers, and Lionsgate have pegged the film to be their own answer to another hugely popular teen-skewing franchise, vampire romances "Twilight." And it looks as if the gamble has paid off, with most prognosticators pegging the film to open well over $100 million in the U.S. this weekend.

Drew Barrymore Reteams With 'Whip It' Writer Shauna Cross For 'Heist Society'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 30, 2011 9:44 AM
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Yep, Drew Barrymore is steadily embarking on a directing career and we're actually pretty glad that she is. Her roller derby league coming-of-age tale "Whip It" was a lot better than the reception it received. A warm, funny story that also found a unique setting in which to spin a familiar tale, Barrymore got solid turns from her extensive cast, showed a keen ear for music with the extensive soundtrack and moreover, she had a pretty strong hand behind the camera.

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