Both The Hunger Games and its sequel, Catching Fire, adapted from a series of young-adult novels by Suzanne Collins, do a fine line in blockbuster spectacle and seat-of-the-pants thrills – but they are tricky, strange, thought-provoking pictures, and they also make me want to use that worn-out and frequently misapplied word, “empowering”.
The story takes place in the classico-futurist kingdom of Panem, where an annual bread-and-circuses spectacle has teenagers competing for rations in a televised fight to the death.
They always say the truth comes out when you’ve been drinking— and Jennifer Lawrence proved that theory true on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night!
The Hunger Games star— who admitted to consuming several...
Before the release of the first Hunger Games film early last year, the murmurs suggested that it would be easy enough to put Lionsgate’s new franchise in its place.
Here was a broad satire on the cut-throat world of reality television, made palatable for teenage girls with a Twilight love triangle: a Battle Royale with cheese, in effect, designed to be guzzled with fries and a milkshake.
Remember when we said that Jennifer Lawrence is totally relatable, and ideal bestie material? Jennifer Lawrence has taken Hollywood by storm— but her Oscars speech didn’t.
Well, it turns out that The Hunger Games star is flawed just like us too! Whether it's her hatred of pants, or her ability to fall at the exact worst time (read: the Academy Awards), we can't help but think there's something really, really relatable about Jennifer... But if it were up to Rebel Wilson, the Aussie actress would be starring alongside J. All awards season long she’s given audiences memorable and endearing moments that have made just about everyone fall in...
Plus I’ve heard from three trusted sources that the movie is a lot of fun.
READ: Philip Seymour Hoffman left us with two of the greatest performances in cinema Lawrence’s own rise to prominence has been as fast and irresistible as Katniss’s, and has barely slowed since February, when she won a Best Actress Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook.
She’s magnetically watchable here, and is growing into the valuable kind of movie-star who can wear ball-gown charisma as casually as a shrug.
is directed by Francis Lawrence, who helmed the last two Hunger Games films, and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Jeffrey Wright, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Natalie Dormer, Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland.
Jennifer Lawrence is the main focus of a new official "Hunger Games" trailer for its next installment, "Mockingjay - Part 1." In the nearly two-minute clip released online Monday, Lawrence, 24, stars as a fearless Katniss Everdeen taking her position as the leader of Panem's District 13 rebellion against the ruthless Capitol.