Welcome to the YA Movie Countdown, our resident expert’s biweekly guide to young-adult book-to-film adaptations.
With The Fault in Our Stars still holding on at the box office and The Giver and If I Stay creeping closer to their big debuts, there’s quite a bit of YA book-to-film promotional material floating around out there. That said, there are three standout news items that deserve the bulk of our attention. You… Continue reading The YA Countdown: ‘The 5th Wave,' 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay,' a ‘Vampire Academy’ Sequel and More
The Hunger Games: Lionsgate, the studio behind The Hunger Games franchise, is creating a themed traveling show, The Hunger Games: The Exhibition. The exhibit will be “a state-of-the-art traveling museum involving costumes, props and other elements of the Hunger Games world that will begin touring the U.S. next summer,” according to the studio, which is also considering theme park attractions… Continue reading Movie News: 'The Hunger Games: The Exhibition' Coming; Japanese 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Trailer
Whether you loved the first The Hunger Games or not, it’s hard to argue that the franchise got a big bump in quality between the first movie and last year’s Catching Fire. Naturally the sequel had a bigger budget (about $ 52 million more) to better flesh out the destitute, violent world Katniss Everdeen lives in, but it also brought in director Francis Lawrence
Welcome to The Last Sci-fi Blog, our biweekly column about all things science fiction in movies.
It’s been a slow month for science fiction movies (we’re all pretending Transcendence never happened, right?). That’s going to change soon now that summer is upon us and the likes of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Jupiter Ascending are right around the corner, but this is… Continue reading The Last Sci-fi Blog Reports on 'Interstellar,' 'Star Wars,' 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' and More
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Lionsgate – Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVDDirector: Francis LawrenceCast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci. Full cast + crew
As someone who just plain didn’t see the same things in first Hunger Games that caused everyone to fall in love with the franchise, I hope it carries extra weight when I say Catching Fire is actually a pretty solid, entertaining, and intelligent piece of… Continue reading New on DVD/Blu-ray: '12 Years a Slave' and 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Both Hit Home