Column | Dec 13, 2012 | 12:36 PM
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Column | Mar 20, 2012 | 7:24 AMThe hypocrisy at the heart of "The Hunger Games" is irresistible. Novelist Suzanne Collins, whose trilogy has been decreed "awesome" by, among others, my 5th grade son, indicts violence and organized brutality as tools of mass-audience manipulation. Yet "The Hunger Games" wouldn't have gotten very far without its steady supply of threatened or actual gladiatorial teen-on-teen bloodshed: death by arrow, javelin, genetically engineered wasp, plus knives. And land mines. And fearsome dogs, conjured by the dogs of the totalitarian state.
Story | Jan 27, 2010
Rachel Abramowitz memorably wrote about M. Night Shyamalan in 2008 when he revealed quite a lot about the liberating power of, well, failure. Now she spoke with him again for this Hero Complex update on the filmmaker's upcoming film "The...
Story | Jan 30, 2010
Erica Cerra is billed as the hottest woman on Syfy -- Deputy Jo Lupo on the series "Eureka" -- and now she'll be playing an actual goddess (Hera) in the movie "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief." We...
Story | Feb 3, 2010
Here's a look at Uma Thurman in the role of Medusa in "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief," which hits theaters Feb. 12 with aspirations of knocking "Avatar" out of that top spot at the box office. And...