Review: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

NO SPOILERS! It isn’t often that a sequel outdoes it’s predecessor in nearly every way, but The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, does just that. Granted, sequels have the benefit of not having to establish the world and characters, but that’s what makes Catching Fire so unique. While the world is setup, … Continue reading

News Round-Up: Danny Boyle’s ‘Trance’ Trailer, Christopher Nolan, ‘Catching Fire’, ‘Y: The Last Man’

Trance: The first trailer for Danny Boyle’s Trance was released this morning. Starring “James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson and McAvoy plays Simon, an assistant at an auction house who masterminds an art heist and teams up with a gang of thieves, but suffers a blow to the head … Continue reading

‘Hunger Games’ Sequel ‘Catching Fire’ Began Filming Today

Shooting began today for the sequel to one of this summer’s biggest releases, The Hunger Games. The sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, shoots in Atlanta and Hawaii and should finish shooting before Christmas. Director Francis Lawrence (Water For Elephants, I Am Legend, Constantine) replaces Gary Ross, who directed the first … Continue reading

‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Casting Update

As pre-production ramps up for the sequel to this year’s The Hunger Games, the news keeps flying in on cast updates for Catching Fire. Suzanne Collin’s trilogy has been a huge bestseller and The Hunger Games starring Jennifer Lawrence as lead Katniss Everdeen was a box office success and received positive reviews. … Continue reading

Film of the Week: ‘The Hunger Games’ Delivers

Simply put, The Hunger Games is a huge success – and not just at the box office. From the dark, dreary, dystopia of District 12 to the brilliantly shining, colorful, excited nature of the Capitol, The Hunger Games is a winner. Directed by Gary Ross, the film blends the two worlds … Continue reading

‘The Hunger Games’ Novel Roundtable Discussion

Just in case you haven’t read The Hunger Games books (2008-2010) yet and plan to, or plan to see the film, there are heavy spoilers below. Proceed with caution! Mike Mierendorf: In early 2011, when I lived in Chicago and took the L on my daily morning commute downtown, nearly … Continue reading