Hunger Games Amusement Park Coming to Atlanta, I Guess?

Chris Thompson · 11/03/15 08:02PM

Lionsgate Entertainment Corp. has confirmed it: AVATRON Park will bring “to the great state of Georgia and American audiences everywhere” theme park attractions based upon a dystopian future in which children are forced to kill each other for an annual television special.

Lacey Donohue · 11/24/13 07:48PM

Topping the box office this weekend, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opened with $161.1 million, making it the biggest November debut ever. According to the trend watchers at the New York Times, the Hunger Games movie franchise is now a "full-fledged cultural phenomenon."

Here's the First Trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Taylor Berman · 04/14/13 11:10PM

The trailer for Catching Fire, the sequel to The Hunger Games, was unveiled late Sunday night during the MTV Movie Awards. It looks...exciting for fans of the franchise. Jennifer Lawrence is back in serious action hero mode ("Go ahead," she tells some soldier guy pointing a gun at her), and all your favorite actors are back playing characters with strange names. Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy. Donald Sutherland as President Snow. Jeffrey Wright as Beetee. And, in what's apparently a big deal, Philip Seymour Hoffman is Plutarch Heavensbee.

Leah Beckmann · 08/20/12 04:33PM

Teen death rattle trumps adolescent wizardry: The Hunger Games surpasses Harry Potter as best-selling books of all time.

The Hunger Games Slaughters the Competition for Our Entertainment

Louis Peitzman · 03/24/12 01:20PM

That movie no one will shut up about is setting new records already — The Hunger Games' $68.3 million opening gives it the biggest opening day of any non-sequel, and the fifth-biggest opening of all time. Midnight showings accounted for $19.7 million of the film's take, which gives you a sense of how devoted fans of this series are.

Rating the Carnage: The Hunger Games's Violence Solution

Rich Juzwiak · 03/23/12 11:24AM

"The real sport of the Hunger Games is watching the tributes kill one another," says protagonist Katniss Everdeen in the first book of Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games trilogy. The real sport of The Hunger Games, Gary Ross's compulsively entertaining cinematic adaptation, is breezing by those murders without offending delicate sensibilities.

Seriously, What Are The Hunger Games and Why Should I Care if I'm Not 14?

Leah Beckmann · 03/21/12 09:00AM

Hunger Games mania is upon us. The Young Adult trilogy-turned-blockbuster is due out this weekend, and some of you out there still have no idea what these crazy Food Games are all about. Fear not, as we have compiled a detailed Hunger Games explainer, just in time for G-day. Be you screaming tween, good-sporting parent, or disgruntled old timer, this explainer will guide you as we as a nation prepare for the newest (and unavoidable) pop-culture phenom.

Your Hunger Games Glossary

Leah Beckmann · 03/21/12 08:42AM

Arena: A vast outdoor arena rigged with Panem's high-tech TV cameras as well as traps and challenges to test the tributes fighting each other to the death in the Hunger Games. An arena may contain anything from "a burning desert to a frozen wasteland." After the Hunger Games, the arenas become popular tourist destinations for Capitol citizens.

Obsessive Hunger Games Fans Can Now Visit the Capitol's Own Website

Leah Beckmann · 03/06/12 12:10PM

Hey Hunger Games creeps, now you can further disengage with the real world and emerge yourself in a fictitious world of Suzanne Collins' making. In anticipation of the upcoming film adaptation of the YA trilogy, visit the Capitol's website, or the "citizen information terminal." You can bone up on knowledge of the tributes, learn district population information, and my personal favorite, view a feature called, "tracker jack incidents." There is also, obvs, a countdown until the movie's premier (16 days, 11 hours, 06 minutes, 3 seconds).

Ethan Hawke's Got to Get Paid

Richard Lawson · 09/15/11 04:00PM

Gen X's favorite son needs to eat, after all, so he's headed (back) to television. Also today: Valerie Plame switches agencies, Up All Night had quite a, um, night, and some exciting Hunger Games newz.