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Jennifer Lawrence Talks 'Catching Fire,' Her Career and Hollywood Bullshit with EW

In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly (on newsstands January 18), the mag travels to Waikiki, Hawaii, to chat with the cast and crew of "Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 10, 2013 1:04 PM
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First Look at Jennifer Lawrence and Sam Claflin in 'Catching Fire'

This week's Entertainment Weekly cover features Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen and franchise newcomer Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair in the first official image for "Catching Fire." This sequel to "The Hunger Games" is out November 22.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 9, 2013 1:03 PM
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Weekend Recap: 'Only God Forgives' Teaser, Naomi Watts as Princess Di, Twenty-Somethings on 'Girls,' and HBO/Hulu Changes

Film Comment posted the "50 Best Undistributed Films of 2012," beginning with "Our Children" (Joachim Lafosse, Belgium/Luxembourg/France/Switzerland), followed by "Memories Look at Me" (Song Fang, China) and "First Cousin Once Removed" (Alan Berliner, U.S.). Read their full list here.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • January 7, 2013 3:08 PM
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Entertainment Weekly Posts Their Best and Worst of 2012

Entertainment Weekly examines the trends, triumphs, and disasters of 2012 in a year-end double issue. Best films from critics Owen Gleiberman and Lisa Schwarzbaum start with "Lincoln" and "Zero Dark Thirty," respectively, followed by "Zero Dark Thirty," "Amour," and "Silver Linings Playbook." (Their complete lists are posted below.)
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • December 20, 2012 1:22 PM
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New 'Hobbit' Images from 'Desolation of Smaug' & 'There and Back Again'

Check out these new images for the second and third installments in the epic "Hobbit" franchise, "The Desolation of Smaug" (above) and "There and Back Again," set to hit theaters on December 13, 2013, and July 18, 2014. There's a hill of gold and more Orlando Bloom in store...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 7, 2012 1:09 PM
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Ben Affleck is EW's Entertainer of the Year; Plus Lawrence, Hathaway, Gordon-Levitt & 'Homeland' Stars

EW's top Entertainer of the Year is "Argo" director Ben Affleck. He is joined by the likes of "Girls"'s Lena Dunham, "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence, "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Les Miserables"'s Anne Hathaway, "TDR" and "Looper" star Joseph Gordon-Levitt...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 29, 2012 12:35 PM
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Bigelow and Boal Talk 'Zero Dark Thirty' with EW -- Accurately Recreating Bin Laden's Capture & Protecting Real-Life Identities

One possible Oscar contender that has kept the media in the dark until recently is Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," which tracks the hunt for Osama bin Laden. EW sat down with Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal (the two also collaborated on Bigelow's Oscar-winning "The Hurt Locker"). Highlights below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 23, 2012 1:32 PM
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The Future of 'Star Wars': Lucas Says It Could Go on 'For The Next Hundred Years'

This week's EW looks at what the future holds for the ever-expanding "Star Wars" galaxy. Highlights -- including info about Harrison Ford's possible involvement, quotes from Mark Hammill (who played Luke Skywalker in the original three films),..
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  • November 15, 2012 12:51 PM
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May the Rights Be With You: Which Studios Own Which Franchise Characters?

In the wake of Disney's major purchase of LucasFilm for $4.05 billion, EW asks the pertinent question: Which studios own which major franchise characters? Disney's Robert Iger made clear during a conference call after the announcement that he'd rather pay through the nose for an established brand than risk creating anything new. He's making the smart bet that longtime Spielberg producer Kathleen Kennedy, president of LucasFilm, will be able to take consultant Lucas's blueprint for new "Star Wars" episodes and reinvent the series with fresh writers and directors. ("The Empire Strikes Back," directed by Irvin Kershner, is widely considered the best of the saga.) 
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • November 1, 2012 1:44 PM
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'Les Miserables' & 'Downton Abbey' Costume Designers Talk Hathaway, Jackman & MacLaine with EW

In the October 19 issue of EW, "Les Miserables" costume designer Paco Delgado talks sartorially translating the look and feel of Victor Hugo's classic novel to the big screen, while "Downton Abbey"...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 18, 2012 1:28 PM
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