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    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    This follow-up to the 2012 hit based on Suzanne Collins’ novel, represents commendable storytelling that ought to please the book’s many fans.

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    The Revolutionary Style of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

    In 'The Hunger Games' much-improved sequel, the seeds of rebellion are sown through fashion.

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    Review: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth & Josh Hutcherson

    Francis Lawrence is a filmmaker I typically associate with bland proficiency, but “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” – which honestly required nothing more than that to be considered successful -- is something truly remarkable. Easily the most sophisticated and thoughtful franchise film of 2013, Lawr...

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    Elizabeth Banks & Chloe Sevigny Have 'Little Accidents'

    The Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters and Directors Labs have played an instrumental part in guiding all kinds of talent over the past years. And if you need any evidence, look no further than this weekend's "Ain't Them Bodies Saints," which was developed up in Park City, before shooting last year....

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    Elizabeth Banks' Brownstone Productions to Adapt Two New Projects

    Lionsgate has just bought two book adaptation projects that will be produced by Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman's Brownstone Productions.

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    Elizabeth Banks & Paul Giamatti Join Brian Wilson Biopic 'Love & Mercy'

    If you're going to tell the story of one of the greatest pop songwriters of all time, you'd better bring it, and credit to producer/director Bill Pohlad for bringing some solid talent to his Brian Wilson biopic "Love & Mercy." John Cusack and Paul Dano are slated to play the older and younger versio...

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    Robert Duvall Will Go In Front Of 'The Judge' With Robert Downey Jr.

    Okay, so it's not quite Jack Nicholson who the filmmakers were hoping for last fall, but a movie with Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr. in the lead roles, still sounds pretty good us.

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    Kristen Stewart & Elizabeth Banks Join Jim Sturgess In 'Secretary' Director Steven Shainberg's 'The Big Shoe'

    When we put together our 'where are they now' list of directors who'd gone years without making a film, one of the ones who didn't quite make the cut, but came very close, was Steven Shainberg. The filmmaker's second film "Secretary" was one of the more enduring indie cult classics of the first half...

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    Review: 'Movie 43' Strains For Laughs With Uninspired Collection Of Comedy Shorts

    What is there to say, analytically, about “Movie 43”? Not released in theaters as much as inexplicably materializing in front of our very eyes, “Movie 43” has no moral, no overarching story, and no point other than the opportunity for Hollywood stars to play silly for a short...

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