Authors talk The Hunger Games and Katniss Everdeen’s impact on YA literature

In an essay on the tenth anniversary year of The Hunger Games, YA author Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes) discusses her hero, Katniss Everdeen, and the altered YA landscape in the wake of the series’s success. Along with Tahir, Dhonielle Clayton (The Belles) and Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows), too, contributed to what made Katniss and the books a phenomenon. Read excerpts from the essay … Continue reading Authors talk The Hunger Games and Katniss Everdeen’s impact on YA literature

Jennifer Lawrence writes essay on US election 2016 result

The Hunger Games fans are no strangers to the concepts of injustice, whether poverty, racism, class warfare or simply, dictatorship. And this week’s US elections have certainly manifested, perhaps enhanced, the worst fears into reality for a lot of sections of the society. Jennifer Lawrence penned an essay on Trump’s win and, though she speaks from a place of privilege, she speaks clearly about going forward. … Continue reading Jennifer Lawrence writes essay on US election 2016 result

Our Top 5 Moments from the new #CatchingFireTrailer. What are yours?

The new theatrical trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire debuted yesterday, July 20, at the San Diego Comic Con. Full of notched up visual effects, and lots of new footage the trailer won over everyone. While it’s terribly difficult to narrow down on favorite moments from the trailer, here’s our list of the Top 5 encompassing all the different scenes. 5. Prim Everdeen Talks ‘Hope’ … Continue reading Our Top 5 Moments from the new #CatchingFireTrailer. What are yours?

Guest Essay: The Capitol and the Readers

We recently got our first look at CW network’s reality show clearly inspired by The Hunger Games, called Capture. Except that, thankfully, no one’s going to be killing each other, the show is eerily similar to the fictional dystopian Games where a team of 12 will live in an “Arena” for one month surviving on limited resources. In light of that, several readers have expressed … Continue reading Guest Essay: The Capitol and the Readers

Why we might not be getting a new The Hunger Games: Catching Fire trailer – until next month

After the British Board of Film Classification’s rating for a “new” trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire appeared online, everyone’s speculating that we might be seeing a new trailer. The trailer is, unfortunately, only a shortened version of the already running international Catching Fire trailer. November is a good few months away, and so it is expected that we’ll see more trailer or clips debuting … Continue reading Why we might not be getting a new The Hunger Games: Catching Fire trailer – until next month

CW orders The Hunger Games-inspired reality show The Hunt: Entertainment or taking things too far?

The CW has ordered a new reality show inspired by The Hunger Games, called The Hunt. In “The Hunt,” 12 tributes teams of two are dropped into the wilderness without food, water or shelter. They must compete in a game where they’ll rely on their physicality, survival skills and hunting skills to endure the harsh conditions and kill “capture” one another. While this is a perfect opportunity to capitalize … Continue reading CW orders The Hunger Games-inspired reality show The Hunt: Entertainment or taking things too far?

Why Gary Ross left, what we think and moving on to Catching Fire

If we take into account the latest from The Hollywood Reporter, the tug-of-war for Jennifer Lawrence ended up making Gary Ross the victim. Scheduling conflict and lack of time are reportedly why Ross left the franchise: Fox’s January date led the bond company on Catching Fire to insist that Lionsgate commit to finish filming by Dec. 20, backing the studio into a production schedule with … Continue reading Why Gary Ross left, what we think and moving on to Catching Fire

Could The Hunger Games beat the bias against YA adaptations for Oscars?

We’ve all seen and lamented how even the last Harry Potter was snubbed by the Academy Awards in the recent nominations which led many angry fans to voice hostile opinions about the Awards. We wonder too, what makes good cinema? Can only movies like Slumdog Millionaire with social messages be called “cinema” worthy of the Oscars? Exceptions are there – but they are extremely phenomenal … Continue reading Could The Hunger Games beat the bias against YA adaptations for Oscars?

No Comic Con Panel for The Hunger Games: A Smart Move

When the announcement came of The Hunger Games having a possible panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con International, there were collective hopes of some new movie stills, or, a bit too optimistically, even some footage. It sounded just right since the studios are vying for the empty space left behind as Harry Potter and Twilight wrap up. To rival The Twilight Saga: Breaking … Continue reading No Comic Con Panel for The Hunger Games: A Smart Move

Pros and Cons of the love triangle in The Hunger Games

The debate on the beefed up romantic element in The Hunger Games refuses to die down. While we posted a simple essay last week completely negating the idea, we, along with our friends over at The Hob and DWTC weighed the Pros and Cons of the issue over at Movies.com. Pro: We’re a fan base, yes; we know what’s going to happen at the end. … Continue reading Pros and Cons of the love triangle in The Hunger Games