Quick Cuts: Directors

Disney has decided that it’s safe to continue betting on Brad Bird. The director, who broke away from animation for the recent Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol is returning to the Mouse House to do a script by Lost producer Damon Lindelof, 1952. Details are sparse on what the number refers to, but apparently Disney is […]

Posted on May 3, 2012 at 16:27 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Quote of the Day: When movie critics stop being neutral and start having opinions

After I saw the movie, my 13-year-old daughter asked me if I was “team Peeta or team Gale,” referring to the District 12 boy who is Katniss’s “star-crossed” lover in the Hunger Games arena and her hunky best pal back home. The question also evokes Twilight,” of course, which has gotten a lot of fan-girl […]

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 08:21 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · One Comment
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Lincoln’s Movie Night: The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games Directed by Gary Ross Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson and more Walking in, I tried to view The Hunger Games as a film critic, not as a fan of the book. I’ve come to accept that no matter how popular a series is, be it Harry Potter, Lord […]

Posted on March 23, 2012 at 17:39 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, gets some Oscar-winning talent

It’s ridiculous to make the point that, yes, The Hunger Games series is popular. And surprise, surprise, the sequel for the upcoming and assuredly awesome film is already in the planning stage at Lionsgate. Gary Ross, director of Seabiscuit as well as the first film, is returning to direct. But in a move that represents […]

Posted on January 17, 2012 at 22:46 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Musical Taste: The Hunger Games OST to go the Twilight route?

Say what you will about the Twilight films (I like to say they’re terrible, but that’s just me), but you have to admit that whoever put together the soundtrack albums to them knew what they were doing. Each album had a few mainstream artists and just enough exclusive indie tracks to get the Pitchfork crowd […]

Posted on December 26, 2011 at 22:02 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trailer Watch: The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins was a pleasant surprise for me. In retrospect, I should have read it earlier as the people who were recommending it were by no means devout followers of Twilight. However, I was wary of a similar story of forbidden love and annoying dialogue. I kick myself for this now. […]

Posted on November 15, 2011 at 11:27 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Quick Cuts: The Hunger Games gets a release date, Javier Bardem may be Roland in The Dark Tower and other stories

Get ready for the next big thing. Lionsgate has announced that the first film based on Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games trilogy will hit theaters on March 23, 2012. The young adult novels are the latest crossover craze, in the vein of Harry Potter or Twilight, and tell a story of gladiatorial games in a […]

Seabiscuit’s Gary Ross in talks to direct The Hunger Games

I work at  a bookstore. Now that Twilight is over (thank goodness), the latest, and actually decently written, thing to come down the pipe is The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. The novels, which tell the story of a world where the US has collapsed and a totalitarian society forces children, one male and […]

Posted on September 15, 2010 at 07:00 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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