What If Katniss Didn't Have to Choose Between Peeta and Gale?

NPR's Linda Holmes wrote a great article about the gender dynamics in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and concluded, "…you could argue that Katniss' conflict between Peeta and Gale is effectively a choice between a traditional Movie Girlfriend and a traditional Movie Boyfriend." I do love the way Holmes puts this. … » 12/03/13 6:00pm 12/03/13 6:00pm

Katniss Wears a McQueen Knockoff in Her Hunger Games Capitol Portrait

Yesterday we saw an official portrait of Effie Trinket; today we've got Katniss, Cinna, and Haymitch. Look closely at the silver structure on Katniss's gown — it's in the shape of a Mockingjay. If you think her gown looks very McQueen, you're right — although apparently it's a knockoff? The Telegraph reports that the… » 3/06/13 9:40am 3/06/13 9:40am

Hold On to Your Quiver of Arrows, There Are New Catching Fire Pix!

Behold, Katniss, looking wary and making some kind of speech or presentation, and Peeta, square-jawed and vaguely morose, in this new still from the second Hunger Games film, Catching Fire. Do the colors and tones here seem a lot more somber and subdued than the ones we saw in the first film? Or is it just that we're… » 1/15/13 2:30pm 1/15/13 2:30pm

Finnick and Katniss Are Looking Preeeeetty Close in This Catching Fire

So. Here is an exclusive sneak peek at Finnick and Katniss getting up close and personal in Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Cool? Cool. Although: It would be so much hotter if that were Jesse Williams, right? Right. Not gonna let that go.
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Anyway, here's Sam Claflin giving his best sexy-sea-god pose on the the new cover…

Watch Out for Lisbeth Salander’s Rat Pranks in the BAMF Girls Club

If you have a sleepover at the BAMF Girls Club, just remember that Lisbeth Salander will probably fuck with you while you're sleeping. So don't sleep — stay vigilant through the wee small hours of the morning and wait for Katniss Everdeen to make some squirrel fur pancakes. She uses real bits of squirrel so you know… » 7/12/12 11:15pm 7/12/12 11:15pm

An Incredibly Detailed Super Statistical Hunger Games Survival Analysis

Whenever a new fad takes over pop culture, social scientists take note. They host conferences, teach courses, and write popular pieces trying to tie the newest thing to their favorite area of research. Consider this post a humble attempt to take that trend to its epic, nerdtastic next level. » 4/12/12 7:00pm 4/12/12 7:00pm

Here's That Katniss Everdeen Barbie Doll You Didn't Ask For

Entertainment Weekly as an exclusive first look. The good news? She doesn't have Barbie's perma-high-heel foot or toothy smile, which would be inappropriate for a teenager being forced to play a "game" that involves killing other kids. The bad news? Well, if you're a purist, this Katniss doesn't really have that… » 4/09/12 11:00am 4/09/12 11:00am

New Hunger Games Clip: Peeta Admits He's Got a Crush on Katniss

Before the games, Peeta Mellark goes in front of the crowd and answers questions posed by Caesar Flickerman. "Is there a special girl back home?" Flickerman asks. "No, not really," Peeta replies. Flickerman presses, and Peeta says, "There is this one girl that I've had a crush on forever." Flickerman declares: "You… » 3/13/12 11:45am 3/13/12 11:45am

Jennifer Lawrence Knows Her Sweet Days Of Freedom Are Numbered

Fans of the books are eagerly anticipating the March 2012 release of The Hunger Games. But just because it's a teen-oriented romantic and violent fantasy project doesn't mean it will draw the same kind of freakish crowds the SparkleVamp did. Or, at least, that's what Jennifer Lawrence has been telling herself. Here's… » 11/03/11 12:20pm 11/03/11 12:20pm

Hunger Games Fervor Makes For Awesome Fan Art

With an Entertainment Weekly cover story hitting stands this week, The Hunger Games frenzy is reaching a mainstream fever pitch. Though the filming of the movie is just beginning, the internet is already obsessed with the the books, the characters, and the lore. The Hunger Games Fandom is intense, with fansites, … » 5/20/11 7:00pm 5/20/11 7:00pm

First Look: Jennifer Lawrence In Character As Katniss Everdeen

Entertainment Weekly—on stands May 20—has exclusive first photos as Jennifer Lawrence's transformation into Hunger Games heroine Katniss Everdeen. EW shadowed the actress as she prepared for her role (with archery training, hair dying, and a diet that was intended to leave her looking hungry) days before she left for… » 5/18/11 3:51pm 5/18/11 3:51pm

What Makes A Perfect Female Action Hero?

Action heroines are rare creatures. The earliest were female versions of pre-existing male heros, like Wonder Woman, BatGirl and SuperGirl. Some more recent heroines have their roots in fantasy or sci-fi, like Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Selene from Underworld, or Alice from Resident Evil. But while there are plenty of … » 5/06/11 3:29pm 5/06/11 3:29pm