Katniss Is the First Woman in 40 Years to Win the Annual Box Office

Catching Fire, the second installment of The Hunger Games saga is not actually an experimental art house film about a family arguing over a pizza order as they play an epic game of Monopoly, crossed the $400-million mark at the domestic box office this week. With a domestic haul of $409.4 million, the Jennifer Lawrence … » 1/12/14 12:00pm 1/12/14 12:00pm

How Catching Fire Fixed All the Worst Mistakes The Hunger Games Made

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire made all the money this weekend, raking in a record-topping $161.1 million. But that's not all this YA sequel did for the movie franchise. Catching Fire actually goes about unchecking our long list of problems with the first Hunger Games film, resetting the franchise both for die-hard… » 11/25/13 1:30pm 11/25/13 1:30pm

Catching Fire Is Just Like The Empire Strikes Back, Says Internet

Catching Fire, the vastly superior second installment of the Hunger Games saga, has set a record for November earnings, pulling in around $161.1 million over its opening weekend. That success has Hunger Games fans tingling with joy, so much joy, in fact, that some of them have started comparing Catching Fire to another … » 11/24/13 4:00pm 11/24/13 4:00pm

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. » 11/22/13 1:57pm 11/22/13 1:57pm

Here's Jennifer Lawrence in a Totally See-Through Dress 'Cause Why Not

Last night was the Los Angeles premiere of the Hunger Games. I know what you're thinking: "Why does this movie get so many goddamn premieres?" The answer is (probably) that there will be one premiere for every time I vomit from sadness during the course of the film. Anyway, the stars all looked extremely gorgeous and… » 11/19/13 3:00pm 11/19/13 3:00pm

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. » 11/18/13 8:18pm 11/18/13 8:18pm

Even Finnick Doesn’t Think He’s Attractive Enough to Be Finnick

Catching Fire is coming out next weekend, which means you can soon look forward to over two hours of basic cable CGI while quibbling over casting choices under your breath. Goody! As you hate-watch the latest Hunger Games installment, however, just remember the toll it has taken on the psyche of Sam Claflin, the… » 11/17/13 5:00pm 11/17/13 5:00pm

The Hunger Games Author Insisted the Cat Be Recast in Catching Fire

It's no secret the lazy cat casting from the first Hunger Games movie PISSED US OFF. Seriously, how hard was it to cast a yellow cat? Well, all that is about to be changed thanks to author Suzanne Collins and new Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence. Because that cat has been RECAST! » 11/12/13 11:08pm 11/12/13 11:08pm