Celebritology 2.0: The Hunger Games


Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Philip Seymour Hoffman has been cast in ‘Catching Fire,’ the second ‘Hunger Games’ movie

This means that even if the movie is somehow terrible, it can’t be entirely terrible.

By Jen Chaney  |  02:24 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Philip Seymour Hoffman, Hunger Games

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 06/12/2012

Robin Roberts thankful for support; Philip Seymour Hoffman may join ‘Catching Fire’

Also in the morning mix: Diane Keaton is writing a book about beauty and aging.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  08:45 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robin Roberts, Hunger Games

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Josh Hutcherson: A minute with the ’Hunger Games’ star at the White House correspondents’ dinner

The correspondents’ dinner was Peeta’s first trip to the nation’s capital (but obviously, not the Capitol).

By Jen Chaney  |  02:54 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, Celebrities | Tags:  White House Correspondents' Dinner, Hunger Games

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 04/20/2012

‘Catching Fire,’ ‘Hunger Games’ sequel, has a director: Watch Francis Lawrence’s best female music videos

Lawrence has directed Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Pink in music videos.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  11:10 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Hunger Games

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Jonathan Frid remembered by Johnny Depp; ‘Catching Fire’ has a director

Also in the morning mix: Seth Meyers’s animated series will debut on Hulu next year.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:11 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies, Celebrities | Tags:  Jonathan Frid, Johnny Depp, Hunger Games

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 04/11/2012

Gary Ross has officially confirmed he won’t direct ‘Catching Fire,’ second ‘Hunger Games’ movie

After some back-and-forth on the filmmaker’s plans, he’s now off the project.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:24 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Hunger Games

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 04/01/2012

‘Hunger Games’ again conquers box office, confirming Katniss Everdeen is more popular than Snow White

“Mirror, Mirror” didn’t come anywhere close to matching Everdeen Katniss’s $61.1 million haul.

By Jen Chaney  |  01:38 PM ET, 04/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office | Tags:  Hunger Games

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 03/25/2012

‘The Hunger Games’ opens with $155 million: A look at its box-office success by the numbers

The Katniss Everdeen story boasts the third-biggest opening weekend of all time, among other things.

By Jen Chaney  |  04:40 PM ET, 03/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office | Tags:  Hunger Games

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 03/23/2012

‘The Hunger Games’: A gchat analysis

In which three Washington Post writers trade thoughts about that big Katniss Everdeen movie.

By Jen Chaney, Monica Hesse and Melissa Bell  |  09:32 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Hunger Games

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 03/22/2012

‘Hunger Games’ and the rise of the pop culture archer

Katniss Everdeen and other fictional icons are bringing the bow and arrow back in style.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:51 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Hunger Games

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 03/21/2012

‘Hunger Games’ and Hollywood hype: Will non-fans of Suzanne Collins’s books be persuaded to see the movie?

Has all the publicity surrounding “The Hunger Games” persuaded even non-fans of the books to see the film?

By Jen Chaney  |  01:11 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Hunger Games

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Jennifer Lawrence refers to herself as a troll on national television (Video)

And this is why she is America's new sweetheart.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:59 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hunger Games

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 03/20/2012

‘Hunger Games’: The first reviews are in, and they’re overwhelmingly positive

So far, critics are totally pro-District 12.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:03 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 03/13/2012

‘Hunger Games’ premiere: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson walk the red carpet (Photos)

At the world premiere Monday, Jennifer Lawrence wondered, “Why is there so much screaming?”

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:32 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Watch: ‘Hunger Games’ red carpet live stream; New clip of Peeta and Caesar

Jennifer Lawrence and the cast will walk the red carpet beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  01:44 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 03/09/2012

‘Hunger Games’: ‘Twilight’ trailer to debut with film; Cinna clip, Muppets spoof released (Video)

With two weeks until “The Hunger Games” premieres, here’s another news roundup.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  11:19 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Hunger Games, Twilight

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 03/02/2012

‘Hunger Games’ roundup: New clips, Arcade Fire song released; Suzanne Collins praises film

Author Suzanne Collins praised the film as “complementary” to the books.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  11:35 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 02/23/2012

‘Hunger Games’ tickets go on sale; new clips released; mall tour planned

“Hunger Games” mania begins!

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  10:17 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 11/14/2011

‘The Hunger Games’ trailer: The first extended peek at Katniss Everdeen, movie version

The full-length trailer gives the impression of a movie at times tonally reminiscent of a Holocaust drama and at other points pure sci-fi. And it looks good.

By Jen Chaney  |  10:49 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Movie Trailers, The Hunger Games