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'Nymphomaniac' Makes Me Proud to Be a Woman

Sure, I saw Shia LaBeouf's fully erect penis, but it wasn't the sex that got me lathered, it was the film's transparency.<p>Yesterday I had the privilege of seeing Lars von Trier's newest, controversial piece of work, <i>Nymphomaniac</i>. And while I only got to see the first installment of the two-part …

Five Announcements Nintendo Should Make Right Now

As expected, yesterday Nintendo’s stock plunged by 18% after the news that they were cutting their Wii U and 3DS forecasts by huge margins as the fiscal year draws to a close in a few months. I wrote about how their own warped perception of their success is almost more dangerous to the company than …

New Jersey Senate Committee Approves Hemp Legalization Proposal

The New Jersey <i>Senate Economic Growth Committee</i> has given approval to <i>Senate Bill 3110</i>, a proposal to legalize industrial hemp.<p>Under the proposed law, …

The lie that won’t die: “We don’t know enough about marijuana!”

Drug warriors insist we still don’t know enough about its possible therapeutic properties. It’s simply not true<p>Speaking recently with the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, UCLA professor and former Washington state "pot czar" Mark Kleiman implied that we as a society are largely ignorant when it comes to the …

Why the Hunger Games proles have it better than they know

As fascist states go, President Snow's postapocalyptic US is pretty phenomenal – if you overlook the games themselves<p>Three cheers for President Snow! Like zillions of people, I've seen The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, so I suppose I should be furiously opposed to the fascist state he governs. …

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Has 4th-Largest Box-Office Opening Weekend Ever

The question was whether or not Jennifer Lawrence's anticipated sequel could take home more than Robert Downey Jr.'s "Iron Man 3" upon its debut.<p>It didn't.<p>"Catching Fire" came close but from early estimates ultimately made $161 million opening weekend.<p>"Iron Man 3" took in $174 million when it …

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'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Review: A Worthy Sequel That Improves on the Original – /Film

<i>The Hunger Games: Catching Fire</i> isn’t your typical blockbuster sequel. Yes it’s bigger and better than the original movie. The stakes have been …

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'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' - What Did You Think? – /Film

The second film in the <i>Hunger Games</i> series is out this week, and with it comes a new director, and a layer of extra complexity that fans of the novel …

The malleable politics of 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

Like any good dystopia,<p>"The Hunger Games"<p>depicts a frightening world that resonates with the anxieties of contemporary audiences -- a futuristic version of North America blighted by income inequality, government overreach and sadistic entertainment.<p>With the release of the box-office …

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – review

Say what you like about the <i>Twilight</i> movies, but the mould-breaking model of an epic teen-oriented fantasy franchise that doesn't pander predominantly to a <i>Boy's Own</i> audience has had major repercussions for mainstream cinema. That the <i>Hunger Games</i> saga, with its ass-kicking, independent heroine and …

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE - Movie Review

11 'Hunger Games' Power Breakfasts for the Girl on Fire

Surviving the Hunger Games is no easy feat—especially if you haven't eaten a good breakfast. Here's 11 recipes to keep the odds ever in your favor<p><b>Katniss Everdeen</b> is back, and in <i>The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,</i> premiering today, she is offered the worst kind of do-over: a second chance in the …

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'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Reviews: Jennifer Lawrence Is Phenomenal

The second installment of the book series from Suzanne Collins follows Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) as she returns to fight in the games which made her a hero across her home world of Panem.<p>The reviews for the film are overwhelmingly positive, with high praise for Lawrence herself after …

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How The Costume Designer For 'Catching Fire' Came Up With The Movie's Best Looks

<i>The Hollywood Blog</i><b>: Tell me about what it's like to work on something that so many people have already imagined. How do you tackle a challenge like that?</b><p><i>Trish Summerville</i>: Well, it's interesting. 'Cause the other film I've also done [2011's <i>The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo</i>] is based off of a book, as …

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‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Has Huge Midnight Showing, Drops Two More Clips

<i>The Hunger Games: Catching Fire</i> is in theaters today, and it already grossed $25.25 million in U.S. theaters last night (the fifth-largest midnight showing). The midnight showings out-earned <i>The Avengers</i> ($18.7M) and <i>Iron Man 3</i> ($15.6M), but <i>The Hunger Games: Catching Fire</i> is still tracking to earn …

Donald Sutherland: 'I want Hunger Games to stir up a revolution'

The veteran actor who plays tyrannical president Coriolanus Snow in the blockbuster series talks about films as political activism – plus cinema villains and happy marriages<p>Donald Sutherland wants to stir revolt. A real revolt. A youth-led uprising against injustice that will overturn the US as we …

The 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Cliffhanger Is Inspired by 'Breaking Bad'

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images<p>"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" -- finally due out in theaters this Friday -- is based on the novel by Suzanne Collins. But as director Francis Lawrence explains it, the film also takes some inspiration from a different (and surprising) entertainment source.<p>In an …

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Trailer 3

Katniss Everdeen has returned home after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must …

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