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The Director of Mockingjay Has a Solid Idea for a Hunger Games Prequel The Director of Mockingjay Has a Solid Idea for a Hunger Games Prequel

With the release of this weekend’s final Hunger Games film, the story of Katniss Everdeen is over. What isn’t over, though, is a demand for more of this franchise, both from fans and movie executives.

They Saved The Most Brutal Hunger Games Movie For Last They Saved The Most Brutal Hunger Games Movie For Last

The Hunger Games book and movie series has always been about resistance, and particularly about using the machinery and iconography of the oppressor to fight back. Katniss Everdeen is a creation of a violent, manipulative system, but she turns all of its symbolism against it. And in the final movie, Mockingjay Part 2,…

The Hunger Games Director Explains Why Mockingjay Absolutely Needed To Be Two Movies The Hunger Games Director Explains Why Mockingjay Absolutely Needed To Be Two Movies

There are at least $2 billion reasons why the decision was made to split the third The Hunger Games book, Mockingjay, into two movies. Money aside, though, the decision gave the filmmakers a ton of freedom, and allowed them to craft a more satisfying arc. The kind of freedom not even Katniss Everdeen could win. We…

First Trailer For The Last Hunger Games: Is Katniss Becoming A Monster?

Katniss Everdeen gets one last makeover in the first trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. And it’s her most badass, but also her least humane. She’s basically got one agenda at this point, and it’s all about killing. Meanwhile, Finnick steals the trailer with the absolute best line.

In The Brilliant New Hunger Games Film, Katniss Can't Escape The Arena In The Brilliant New Hunger Games Film, Katniss Can't Escape The Arena

The third movie in the Hunger Games series is supposed to be the one where the frame pulls back and reveals a bigger world than the teen arena of the first two. Instead, Mockingjay Part 1 does something more daring: it shows how all of the dystopian land of Panem is just the Arena writ large. Minor spoilers ahead...

The 12 Weirdest Reasons For Banning Science Fiction and Fantasy Books The 12 Weirdest Reasons For Banning Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

It's Banned Books Week! But people are trying to keep great books out of libraries and schools every hour of every day, year round. And often, people's reasons for challenging these titles are really, really... outlandish. Here are 12 SF and fantasy books that people have given incomprehensible reasons for banning.

12 Incredibly Strange Underground Realms from Science Fiction 12 Incredibly Strange Underground Realms from Science Fiction

Don't judge a book by its cover. Beauty is only skin deep. There are countless aphorisms about looking below the surface of things, because you never know what you might find — for instance, if you looked below the surface of the Earth, you might find lost civilizations, underground empires, and/or lots and lots of…

Which words turn up most in Hunger Games, Twilight, and Harry Potter? Which words turn up most in Hunger Games, Twilight, and Harry Potter?

Certainly The Hunger Games and Twilight are very different media experiences, but how do the YA series differ in their actual vocabulary and sentence structure? Slate put together a textual analysis of Suzanne Collins and Stephenie Meyer's series, alongside J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels.

Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a captivating tale of privilege and PTSD Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a captivating tale of privilege and PTSD

The second Hunger Games movie builds on the emotional intensity of the first, telling a harrowing story of what happens when you win a deadly game by playing dirty. Catching Fire is the rare film that's better than the original book. Even if you've memorized Suzanne Collins' text, you'll get something new out of it.

Why The Hunger Games: Mockingjay is a Better Book than Catching Fire Why The Hunger Games: Mockingjay is a Better Book than Catching Fire

Pretty much everybody loves The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins' masterful dystopian novel. But the two novels that follow are divisive: Some people love Catching Fire, others love Mockingjay. Very few people seem to love both. And for me, personally, Mockingjay is the superior novel. Here's why.

Could The Hunger Games get published today? Could The Hunger Games get published today?

The Hunger Games helped to transform the landscape of publishing, convincing a ton of people that young adult novels could be important, serious books. It touched off a huge boom in books for teenagers about dystopian futures, and spawned a hit movie, with more on the way. In many ways, booklovers are living in the…

The three actors rumored for Hunger Games' Finnick Odair The three actors rumored for Hunger Games' Finnick Odair

The last important casting decision in the Hunger Games franchise rests with Finnick Odair, the flirty red head who kills with a trident and wears nothing but a fisherman's net when he's representing District 4 in the parade for the 3rd Quarter Quell Hunger Games. He's bold, charming, and super-sexy. So who does…

How The Hunger Games Should Have Ended makes a good case for the book's original ending How The Hunger Games Should Have Ended makes a good case for the book's original ending

Disappointed with The Hunger Games ending? Confused as to why Peeta wasn't slowly bleeding to death? Well the the folks behind some of the best movie ending rewrites (including How Return To the Jedi Should Have Ended and How District 9 Should Have Ended) have officially submitted their Hunger Games takedown. What…

Could Vampire Academy Be The Next Hunger Games? Could Vampire Academy Be The Next Hunger Games?

In the wake of The Hunger Games dominating the box office, studios are rushing faster than ever to find more young-adult books to turn into movies. According to the Los Angeles Times, it's become a feeding frenzy, to the point that Universal paid $1 million for the rights to a book that's only sold about 23,000 copies…

The Hunger Games Will Ruin You The Hunger Games Will Ruin You

The Hunger Games movie will punch you in the gut. The saga of Katniss, teenage dystopian gladiator, turns out to be just as addictive in movie form as it was in the books. The combination of insane spectacle and surprisingly brutal violence makes this movie exhilarating, and a little exhausting, to watch. You can't…

Who's the bestselling author of all time on the Kindle? Who's the bestselling author of all time on the Kindle?

The Hunger Games isn't just on its way to be a huge new hit movie — it's also confirming that Suzanne Collins is a huge literary powerhouse in her own right. And in the wake of Hunger Games fever, it's been revealed that Collins is actually the top selling author of all time on the Amazon Kindle. She became only the…

The Girl Who Was On Fire: The Most Amazing Hunger Games Fan Art The Girl Who Was On Fire: The Most Amazing Hunger Games Fan Art

One of the coolest things about Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games is the vivid pictures it sears into your mind. And even though we're excited about the movie coming out a week from now, we still cherish those mental images from the book.

The Most Disturbing Hunger Games Merchandise The Most Disturbing Hunger Games Merchandise

Most of the Hunger Games tie-in merchandise we've come across is a nice mixture of enticing archery-inspired accessories, clever t-shirts and the classic Mockingjay pin.

Can The Hunger Games really capture all of Katniss Everdeen? Can The Hunger Games really capture all of Katniss Everdeen?

A lot of the writing on the Internet about The Hunger Games is snark about its derivativeness (It's Series 7 with kids! It's the Minotaur with television! It's Marathon Man meets The Long Walk plus a girl protagonist, minus Stephen King! It's Battle Royale for people who hate subtitles!).

The first clip from The Hunger Games shows Katniss in action The first clip from The Hunger Games shows Katniss in action

We've seen trailers, stills, and ads, but now the first ever clip has been unveiled. This is what your Hunger Games movie is going to look and feel like. Watch as Katniss ruffles the Gamekeepers feathers by ruining their fancy pig roast party.

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