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  • 'The Hunger Games' adaptation hits the target ✭✭✭

    'The Hunger Games' adaptation hits the target ✭✭✭
    The 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.
  • Edward Burns returns to his roots

    Edward Burns returns to his roots
    About halfway through writing the script for "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" (which opens at the Wilmette Theatre next week), Edward Burns says he found himself at a crossroad. "Do I want to make the big, crazy, funny, holly-jolly Christmas Irish family...

    Joe Dante talks ‘Gremlins,’ movie magic at Hero Complex Film Festival

    The beloved horror-comedy “Gremlins” might be turning 30 this year, but at a late afternoon screening at the fifth annual […]

    Director Chris Columbus teams with Ned Vizzini to pen teen books

    Young adult author Ned Vizzini will co-write "House of Secrets," a three-book fantasy series, with "Harry Potter" director Chris Columbus.

    Golden Globes 2012: 'The Help' cast enjoys the evening together

    Golden Globe Awards 2012: "The Help" table was shaping up as a friendly affair. Jessica Chastain was flipping out: It's her first Golden Globes, she's nominated, and Elton John just walked by. Octavia Spencer was going to win, Chastain announced. And if...