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    Jennifer Lawrence's 'House at the End of the Street' Looks Regrettable (Video)

    It's a good thing Jennifer Lawrence's "The Hunger Games" is a hit, because her horror rite-of-passage, "House at the End of the Street," looks awful and all-too familiar. Lawrence will do far more for the film than it will do for her career when Relativity releases it Sep...

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    Hunger Games Backlash: Jennifer Lawrence Doesn't Look Hungry Enough

    As of two days ago The Hunger Games' domestic gross was up above $173 million dollars.  It will clearly be above $200 million before the weekend.  It's a success so the nitpicking has started.  We've seen the posts on the racist tweets and now there are people complaining ...

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    Girl On Fire: 5 Things That Worked In 'The Hunger Games' & 5 That Didn't

    If you heard the sound of popping champagne corks and cheering in Los Angeles over the weekend, it’s more than likely that it was the celebrations over at Lionsgate HQ. The mini-major were built on low-budget genre fare like “Saw,” but hoped that their adaptation of young-adult publishing phenomenon...

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    First Look: Jennifer Lawrence in 'House at the End of the Street' and the Next Four Steps for 'Hunger Games' Star

    Relativity is just one of several distributors looking to capitalize on the new stardom of "Hunger Games" it-girl Jennifer Lawrence.

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    'Hunger Games' Fans Beware: Scammers Are After You

    Knowing that fans following "The Hunger Games," which is already setting a torrid pace at the box office, are eager for news, scammers and cybercriminals are taking advantage of their searches.

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    The Hunger Games

    I spent most of the beginning of The Hunger Games kind of holding my breath in hopes that the movie would live up to all the hype I put on it.  I loved the books A LOT.  I also put a whole heap of unjustified responsibility on it and felt that it just had to hit a certain level so that the...

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    The Hunger Games—movie review

    As someone who hasn’t read Suzanne Collins’ trilogy of novels, going to see 'The Hunger Games' “cold,” I felt comforted by the presence of two young actors I admire, Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson. Given the downbeat nature of the story, set in a bleak future world, having warm-blooded actors...

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    'The Hunger Games' Home Run; How the Filmmakers Did It

    It's one thing to know that a book could launch a movie franchise-- and another to deliver it. Compare and contrast the respective fates of two would-be franchises: "John Carter" and "The Hunger Games." One was produced by a major studio under inexperienced new management, who put their trust in a r...

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    Interview with Nina Jacobson: Producer of the Hunger Games

    Nina Jacobson is poised to have a really great weekend.  She's about to open The Hunger Games which if tracking and advance sales hold will be one of the best opening weekends ever.  She answered some questions by phone as the film gets ready to roll out

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    Jennifer Lawrence Outwits Outlasts Outplays in The Hunger Games

    The massive audience for The Hunger Games is easily split into two camps. There are fans of the books, who are likely to approve of the terrific Jennifer Lawrence while picking out all the details missing from Suzanne Collins’ novels. And there are people like me, blank slates about Colli...

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