This has been a tough year. Pop culture let us down in many ways, even as our political system and our social institutions revealed a deeper seam of ugliness. But speculative fiction still offers us hope: not just optimism about human ingenuity, but actual reasons to look forward and keep our heads up.
Because we cannot get our fill of dystopian worlds where children brutally fight to the death, Lionsgate, the studio responsible for the Hunger Games films, is contemplating the possibility of prequels. But when Jennifer Lawrence was asked to comment at the Joy premiere, she called out the scheme as bullshit.
Good news for Hunger Games enthusiasts, it looks like there will be a never-ending supply of Tributes. During a Thursday conference, the Lionsgate studio executive behind the films, Michael Burns, said that the franchise “live on and on and on.” He also suggested that the studio will revisit the narrative in the form…
Though the odds might be in Katniss Everdeen’s favor, the box office was not. During its opening weekend, Mockingjay—Part 2, the final chapter of the beloved Hunger Games series, earned $101 million at domestic box offices and $247 million from international sales. Those numbers are by no means small—if it were any…
The stars of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 brought their B- game to the red carpet for the film’s L.A. premiere on Monday night; here’s Jennifer Lawrence wearing effortless disaffection. More looks below.
For those of you who sneer at the Harry Potter theme park, deeming it far too tame for a badass like yourself, well, you’re in luck! Hunger Games, the film franchise based on Suzanne Collins’s grotesquely dystopian trilogy, is the inspiration for a new set of theme parks.
During a Friday performance on the Today show, Janelle Monae was cut off as she was speaking about the Black Lives Matter movement. At the end of her performance of “Hell You Talmbou” — a protest song dedicated to the movement — Monae began to speak about police brutality: “God bless all the lives lost to police…
This November, the final Hunger Games movie will burn a path of destruction through your movie theater, starting with a midnight premiere and blazing through the holiday season. The first official trailer for the film is here and, while it’s epic, it’s also kind of tiring.
A rabbit jerks his head up, half-eaten carrot instantly forgotten. A squalling toddler quiets mid-scream, his gaze locked on the clear blue sky. A queen bee abandons her hive, feeling the pull of something stronger. “J. Law is back!” the breeze whispers. “J. Law is back!” the cockroaches sing. And the world comes…
Imagine a future where an audience of television viewers gathers weekly to watch a reality show on which a group of unemployed or minimum wage workers participate in competitions meant to prove their societal worth. No, this isn’t the plot of a Black Mirror episode; it’s BBC 2’s very real upcoming series, Britain’s…
From Amandla Stenberg, one of the stars of the Hunger Games series, who’s just 16 and already much smarter than damn near all of the media covering the protests and rioting in Baltimore:
Soon, you too will be able to fight for your life like Katniss Everdeen: The Hunger Games movie franchise is getting its own ride at a new Hollywood theme park in Dubai.
Shia LeBeouf's performance art dreams are totally fulfilled in this clip for Sia's emotional street banger "Elastic Heart," which sees him running around in a flesh colored leotard, in a cage, with Maddie Ziegler of reality TV show Dance Moms, who is 12. Ziegler is a better dancer than your mans, of course, but…
Except for the sex part. I obviously expected that. Come on, the tagline is "May the odds be ever in your beaver."
Planning to see Mockingjay this weekend? The best way to catch up on the series is by re-watching the first two movies before you go. Or you could watch this bad lip reading of the second film, which is all about pet iguanas and getting weird. Actually, it's required.*
In Catching Fire, the second installment of the Hunger Games series, our heroine Katniss is repeatedly told to "remember who the real enemy is."
This probably comes as a shock to no one, but the latest Hunger Games movie made a lot of money this weekend.
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The premiere party for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 took place in L.A. on Monday and look at how much everyone loves JLaw. Adoration. Let's see which celebs still have the odds ever in their favor.
J.Law's in cyclone-press mode for the premiere of Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 1), which opens this weekend, and her new Dior holiday adverts dropped not a moment too soon to capitalize on the blockbuster splash.