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    Plus: Why "How to Train Your Dragon 3" was delayed, and whether William Friedkin's "Cruising" was good for gays.

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    From Meryl Streep to Expendables Mel Gibson and Harrison Ford, Big Stars in Small Roles Boost Summer Blockbusters

    The trailers for “The Giver,” a dystopian adventure based on the 1993 Newbery Medal-winning novel by Lois Lowry that opens this weekend, features a character who was a mere footnote in this influential young-adult source for such futuristic fables as “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent." Not only that...

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    WATCH: Teaser for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,' Marking Philip Seymour Hoffman's Last Role

    Said Philip Seymour Hoffman to Rolling Stone in 2005: "No one knows me. No one understands me. That's the other thing that changes as you get older. It's like everybody understands you. But no one understands me."

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    Elizabeth Gabler's Fox 2000 Nabs 'Hunger Games' Producer Nina Jacobson for First-Look Deal

    Now Jacobson has landed something that's hard to come by these days: a three-year first-look studio production deal. She and partner Brad Simpson’s production company Color Force have signed with Fox 2000 Pictures chief Elizabeth Gabler ("The Devil Wears Prada," "Life of Pi").

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    Jennifer Lawrence Tops Forbes Most Powerful Actress List

    Jennifer Lawrence has come a long way since 2010's "Winter's Bone." She landed a Best Actress nomination for that hardscrabble drama, won the Oscar for "Silver Linings Playbook" and a supporting actress nomination for "American Hustle." But it's her franchise roles as Katniss Everdeen in the "Hunger...

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    How Indie Producer Jon Kilik Works with Mavericks, from Spike Lee and Gary Ross to Bennett Miller

    Independent film producer Jon Kilik is having a busy year, with the upcoming "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I," Tommy Lee Jones' "The Homesman," Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" and Spike Lee's "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth." He's also celebrating the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee's "Do the Right T...

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    'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' PSA-Style First Trailer Is Creepy and Cool

    "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" (now there's a title for you) has released its first teaser, and it's fun and a little cheeky and also completely creepy.

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    'Hunger Games' Theme Park In the Works? Here are 9 Indies We Don't Want to See As Theme Parks

    Talk of a possible "Hunger Games" theme park has prompted us to think of all of the indie film-inspired theme parks we don't want to see.

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    FIRST LOOK: Julianne Moore Is President Coin in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1'

    A big name coming on board the next installment of the "Hunger Games" franchise is Julianne Moore, playing President Alma Coin. Lionsgate has released a couple of first images of Moore, here forgoing her usual red locks for something a bit more Jane Campion-like. One of the images has her seated nex...

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    Blockbusters with Young Action Heroines Mean Pink Weapons for Girls

    The New York Times credits the success of films like "The Hunger Games," "Brave," and "Divergent" for increasing the popularity of toy guns and archery kits in every shade of pink and purple.

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