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The Hunger Games

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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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    Weekend Reel Reads: 'Halo,' Charlie Chaplin and More

    Weekend Reel Reads: 'Halo,' Charlie Chaplin and More

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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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    The Connection Between Big Opening Weekends and Good Reviews

    Investigating the claim that critics can positively impact a movie's opening weekend grosses.

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