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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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    A Movie Review Show With Pretensions

    A new movie review show -- on YouTube -- looks to revitalize the classic crosstalk format.

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    This Week on Criticwire: Books, Blindspots and the Continued Criticism of Everything

    Here's a refresher on everything from this week on Criticwire.

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    From the Wire: Reading 'Hunger Games'' Romance

    A lot of people have compared "The Hunger Games" and "Twilight" -- one critic takes a closer look.

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    Guest Post: Trouble in Hollywood - Hunger Games Fans Resort to Racist Tweets

    The first installment of the highly anticipated The Hunger Games trilogy finally made its way to the silver screen, earning an historic $155 million its opening weekend. While fans cheered on Katniss Everdreen—the strong and self-sufficient blue-eyed, blond hair Anglo heroine fighting for her ...

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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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    From the Wire: Books to Films and Back

    How important is faithfulness to the success of a cinematic adaptation of a popular novel?

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