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Making 'The Muppets Movie' Was 'Dream Come True'

The filmmakers behind Forgetting Sarah Marshall have teamed up to create a new Muppet movie. "We set out to make a Muppet movie that harkened back to the late-'70s [and] early-'80s Muppets that we grew up with," says Jason Segel.
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Passion Is The Heroine In 'The Deep Blue Sea'

The relationships between a husband and wife and the woman's lover play out unexpectedly in The Deep Blue Sea. It stars Rachel Weisz as the wife who has an affair in postwar London.
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Spiders And Fighting And Trees, Oh My: Filming 'The Hunger Games'

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.

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'Hunger Games': Mortal Combat As Appointment TV

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.

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Acting Trumps Action In A 'Games' Without Horror

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.
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'Battle,' 'Games': Cold Brutality A Common Theme

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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