Star Jennifer Lawrence and director Gary Ross talk about shooting their new film, The Hunger Games. Lawrence underwent grueling training and braved on-set spiders to make Katniss Everdeen come to life.
Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen in the big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel, in which random teens are forced to fight to the death in a televised tournament. Critic Bob Mondello says Lawrence's tough, smart performance is the biggest asset in an engaging film.
Suzanne Collins' best-seller about a televised killing tournament has come to the big screen, with a cast that includes Jennifer Lawrence, Lenny Kravitz and Stanley Tucci. Critic David Edelstein says some of the actors — including Lawrence — give amazing performances.
The concept for the eight-year-old Japanese blockbuster Battle Royale is nearly the same as that of the forthcoming Hunger Games: In a dystopian future, children are forced to fight to the death as a spectacle for the rest of the population. Neda Ulaby explores the links between the two movies.
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