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Check Out 'The Hunger Games' On DVD & Blu-ray Aug. 18

8/17/2012 10:52am EDT
The Hunger Games
"The Hunger Games" finally arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on Aug. 18 from Lionsgate. The film, based on the best-selling young adult novel by Suzanne Collins, was an international hit, making nearly $700,00,000 worldwide.

The action blockbuster earned a total of four honors at the MTV Movie Awards - Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence won top acting accolades, and Elizabeth Banks took home a trophy for "Best On-Screen Transformation." The film also earned the "Best Fight" accolade for Katniss and Peeta's fight against Cato.

The film centers on 16-year-old girl named Katniss Everdeen (Lawren...

Philip Seymour Hoffman Cast As Plutarch Heavensbee In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

7/9/2012 12:15pm EDT
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Lionsgate has just announced that Philip Seymour Hoffman will play head gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."

The film will begin as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) returns home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). Soon the twosome must leave their families and close friends for a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Eventually, Katniss senses that a rebellion is brewing, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games - a competition t...

Beyonce & Angelina Jolie Named 'Most Powerful Moms'

5/11/2012 2:00pm EDT
Beyonce & Angelina Jolie
Singer Beyonce and actress Angelina Jolie are among 2012's "Most Powerful Moms," according to editors at Working Mother magazine.

To mark Mother's Day on Sunday, the magazine chose 10 women who lead the way in their chosen careers. Jennifer Owens, Working Mother Media's Editorial Director, told, "(They) are just a few of the moms making a major impact right now. All of the power women on our list have at least one child 18 or younger, and all are based in the U.S."

Beyonce became a first-time mom in January when she welcomed daughter Blue Ivy with husband Jay-Z. Meanwhile,...

Miranda Lambert's Pistol Annies 'Begged' To Be On 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack

3/26/2012 1:55pm EDT
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Miranda Lambert's all-girl group Pistol Annies begged and pleaded to be included in The Hunger Games soundtrack - because they were so inspired by the film's heroine.

The Hell On Heels singers wrote Run Daddy Run, named after a line in Suzanne Collins' hit novel, in honor of Katniss Everdeen, who is played by Jennifer Lawrence in the big screen adaptation.

And Lambert reveals she wouldn't take no for an answer when it came to persuading producer T-Bone Burnett to include the song in the soundtrack.

She tells The Hollywood Reporter, "We didn't get the call to write for the movie or any...

'Hunger Games' Debuts To Record-Breaking Midnight Gross

3/23/2012 3:50pm EDT
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games has broken box office records, raking in a stunning $19.7 million overnight to make it the highest-grossing midnight opener ever for a non-sequel.

The movie adaptation of author Suzanne Collins' action books, starring Jennifer Lawrence as heroine Katniss Everdeen, had already made $15 million in advance ticket sales, and it drew huge crowds as fans lined up outside theatres across the country to get a first-look at the film upon its release in the early hours of Friday.

The big opening also rockets The Hunger Games into seventh place in the list of top midnight grosses,...

Josh Hutcherson Organizing Hometown 'Hunger Games' Premiere

3/22/2012 8:06am EDT
Josh Hutcherson
Josh Hutcherson is eager to avoid overlooking his family and friends as he is swept up in The Hunger Games mania, so he has organized a special screening of the film in his hometown.

The actor is on the verge of superstardom thanks to his role as Peeta Mellark in the highly-anticipated movie, which is adapted from the hugely successful books by Suzanne Collins.

Despite having a huge number of premieres to attend around the world, Hutcherson has organized his own screening in his native Union, Kentucky for his inner circle when the movie opens over the weekend.

He tells Access Hollywoo...

Two Jews' Review & Recommend 'The Hunger Games' But Felt Fight Scenes Lacking (Video)

3/21/2012 1:00pm EDT
The Hunger Games
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: I'm sure by now almost everyone is familiar with the story of 'The Hunger Games.' The book was the first in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins and all three novels have been on the bestseller list for several years.

But for those people unfamiliar with the story of Katniss Everdeen, the 16 year old girl who competes in The Hunger Games, the time is the future.

North America is no more. Instead we have a nation known as Panem which is broken down into 12 districts. These districts exist to provide goods for the wealthy people living in the ...

10 Book-To-Film Adaptations To Look Out For In 2012

3/20/2012 11:00am EDT
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2012 is shaping up to be a very literate year in motion pictures. Over 30 films on the release schedule are based on books, short stories or comic books. Below are 10 of the most notable.


Based on: Another Bullsh*t Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn

Basic plot: A guy who works at a homeless shelter finds his estranged, alcoholic, deadbeat dad wandering in one night.

Starring: Robert DeNiro, Paul Dano, Julianne Moore

Director: Paul Weitz

Why it’ll make you thankful: I’m guessing your father isn’t in a homeless shelter…

Release date: Opened March 2 (limited)