| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:30 AM
When Jennifer Lawrence landed the role of Katniss Everdeen in the first "The Hunger Games" two years ago, neither she nor the film's producer, Nina Jacobson, nor financial backer Lionsgate could imagine the magnitude of what would transpire for all of...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:27 PM
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is a lot like its own celebrity heroine, Katniss Everdeen, who begins this second "Hunger Games" movie fulfilling a public relations tour as penance for her killer — literally, killer — popularity. She is...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:45 PM
When the receipts are tallied for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," heroine Katniss Everdeen and her famed arrows will likely hit a box-office bull's-eye. The film starring Jennifer Lawrence is forecast by some to sell as much as $180 million in...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 12:39 PM
Like any good dystopia, "The Hunger Games" depicts a frightening world that resonates with the anxieties of contemporary audiences -- a futuristic version of North America blighted by income inequality, government overreach and sadistic entertainment....
| Nov 25, 2013
Last spring, CoverGirl announced a makeup line called the Capitol Collection, a marketing tie-in with the "Hunger Games" film franchise, based on the novels by Suzanne Collins.
The makeup is supposed to draw its users closer to the world of Panem, where...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:29 PM
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. has a massive hit on its hands with "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” which took in an estimated $161 million over the weekend in the U.S. and Canada -- the biggest November opening of all time.
But Wall Street...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 4:30 AM
TOKYO -- "The Hunger Games" films may have a Japanese predecessor - Kinji Fukasaku's controversial 2000 hit "Battle Royale" - but they will also soon have a Japanese competitor: Takashi Miike's "As God Says" ("Kamisama no lu Tori".)
Based on a popular...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:51 PM
If reviews are any indication, the "Hunger Games" film franchise need not fear the sophomore slump. Building on the success of the 2012 film, the sequel "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is earning excellent reviews. Many critics are praising director...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 10:30 AM
You've seen smoother, more elegant con movies than "American Hustle," but probably none quite so big-hearted or so rudely, insistently entertaining. As directed by that master of modern farce, David O. Russell, this sprawling fictionalized account of...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Cable giant Comcast's move into selling movies via its Xfinity TV digital platform is off to a strong start.
According to a post on the company's website, Xfinity was the No. 1 seller of digital versions of "Despicable Me 2" for the week that ended Dec....
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:00 AM
On a Friday a few weeks ago, the "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire's" first full day in theaters, I made my way into the real world — or at least as real as Rick Caruso's Americana at Brand gets — to see what the pre-"Games" party looked like,...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 9:11 AM
After two weekends atop the box office, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" was iced out by "Frozen."
The 3-D animated winter musical had a massive opening over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend, but was still unable to eke out a win over the latest...