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    2012 Heroine Worship in Movies, from Katniss Everdeen and Hushpuppy to 'Bridesmaids' and 'Girls'

    The New York Times' A. O. Scott recaps the year in Heroine Worship, when it was still news when women actually carry a movie that scores at the box office. He writes: "There is a smattering of evidence to support the impression that [things have changed], because 2012 was, all in all, a pretty good ...

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    Jennifer Lawrence to Receive Outstanding Performer of the Year Award at Santa Barbara International Film Fest

    The 28th Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 24 - February 3) will honor Jennifer Lawrence with its Outstanding Performer of the Year Award on February 2. The fest's myriad high-profile tributes typically act as Oscar pushes for likely contenders; Lawrence is considered a frontrun...

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    As 'Twilight' Fades, A Guide to Hollywood's Young Adult Franchise Bets, from 'Angelfall' to 'Divergent'

    The last of the “Twilight” movies has now reached theatres, and “Catching Fire,” the second book in Suzanne Collins’ “Hunger Games” trilogy, is in production. But Hollywood is by no means finished making movies about powerful teenagers. At least a dozen young adult novels – featuring girls who m...

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    Cross Post: Sexism in Hollywood: Where Are the Women in Argo?

    Ben Affleck’s Argo is shaping up to be this year’s biggest success story. With a near-win for the Audience Award at the Toronto Film Festival, stellar reviews across the board and an A+ CinemaScore rating from audiences, Argo is destined to be a huge hit at the box of...

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    Lionsgate Likes Francis Lawrence; He'll Direct Two 'Hunger Games' Sequels After 'Catching Fire'

    Lionsgate likes the way that director Francis Lawrence has extended, in "Catching Fire" (November 22, 2013), the world Gary Ross created in the first installment of "Hunger Games." The studio has hired Lawrence ("Water for Elephants") to helm the two concluding films in Susanne Collins' Katniss Ev...

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    Amazon Prime Partners with EPIX to Bring 'Hunger Games,' 'Avengers,' 'Iron Man,' 'Thor' & More to Instant Video Library

    Amazon and EPIX announce a new multi-year licensing agreement that will add thousands of new releases, classics titles and original programming to Amazon's Prime Instant Video in the US, doubling the VOD library since the launch of the Kindle Fire a year ago. Included are titles from EPIX studio pa...

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    'Snow White and the Hunstman' Star Claflin Confirmed for 'Hunger Games' But Will He Do SWATH Sequel?

    Universal was originally planning a "Snow White and the Huntsman" sequel that would bring back both Kristen Stewart and director Rupert Sanders. The idea behind the first David Koepp script turned on doing more with the unresolved romantic triangle between Snow White (Stewart), the Huntsman (Chris H...

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    Katniss Takes Down Harry on Amazon

    Harry Potter's holly and phoenix feather wand is no match for Katniss Everdeen's bow and arrow -- at least, not on Amazon. The company reports that sales for the "Hunger Games" series have overtaken the "Harry Potter" books in both print and e-book sales, making the Suzanne Collins trilogy Amazon's ...

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    The Princess Archetype in the Movies

    What kind of “princess” is better off in the woods than at home? A princess who is more like the archetype of Artemis than of Aphrodite.  In three recent films, we’ve seen a shift in the “princess” archetype in popular culture. In the past, the princess, a key char...

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