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‘3%’ Season 2 Review: Brazil’s Dystopian Netflix Drama Remains Engrossing as Hell

When Netflix’s first Brazilian original series “3%” premiered in November 2016, it was an unexpected and quite pleasant discovery, combining narrative tropes familiar to fans of series like “The Hunger Games” with a fresh take on the post-apocalyptic genre.Depicting a future society where the difference between the haves and have-nots is taken to the extreme, […]

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‘Avengers 4’ and ‘Infinity War’ Screenwriters: Films Are Two Distinct Projects Inspired By ‘Different Genres’

“Harry Potter” did it, and so did “Twilight,” “Divergent,” and “The Hunger Games.” And, for a couple of years, it seemed like Hollywood’s reigning franchise was going to take a stab at it, too — splitting the final movie into two parts. When the third and fourth “Avengers” movies were announced in October of 2014, […]

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Lionsgate Launching ‘The Hunger Games in Concert’ Tour

Lionsgate will kick off its international tour of “The Hunger Games in Concert” with a July 12 world premiere in Manchester, U.K.The live music experience will feature a 60-piece orchestra performing “The Hunger Games” score from James Newton Howard and will accompany an HD screening of the initial film “The Hunger Games,” which opened in […]

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‘Red Sparrow’ Director Francis Lawrence on the Film’s Complex Opening, Lessons from Music Videos & More [Interview]

With Red Sparrow, the gloves are coming off for director Francis Lawrence. The filmmaker behind Constantine, The Hunger Games sequels, and the “Bad Romance” music video has made an often unsettling thriller. Mary-Louise Parker, in a “no such thing as small parts” sort of small part, brings great levity to the movie, but light popcorn […]

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Amandla Stenberg Removed Herself From ‘Black Panther’ Casting Because the Movie Deserved ‘Dark-Skinned Actors’

Amandla Stenberg, best known for roles in “The Hunger Games” and “Everything, Everything,” revealed in a recent interview with CBC Arts (via Vulture) that she removed herself from the “Black Panther” casting process after she realized the film was better suited for darker-skinned actors of color. The 19-year-old actress got incredibly close to landing a […]

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Hollywood Hits Back at Georgia Anti-LGBTQ Adoption Bill

Georgia has become a favorite destination for movies and shows looking for generous tax incentives, top-of-the-line sound stages, and veteran crews. “The Hunger Games,” “The Walking Dead,” “Black Panther,” and “Stranger Things” are just a few of the big-budget productions that have decamped for the Peach State in recent years. All that activity has paid […]

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Jennifer Lawrence Taking A Break From Acting To Focus On Politics

Jennifer Lawrence has a tumultuous last two years, what with her last handful movies — which included “Joy,” “X-Men: Apocalypse,” “mother!” and “Passengers” — receiving mixed reactions, and wildly varying box office results. Suffice to say, after seemingly looking unstoppable with that incredible streak of films she had between 2010 and 2015 (including “Winter’s Bone,” […]

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‘Black Panther’ Claws to Record $25.2 Million at Thursday Box Office

“Black Panther” is off to a flying start at the box office, earning $25.2 million from Thursday previews. That blows by the record for the biggest pre-summer preview ever, which was held by “The Hunger Games” with $19.7 million in March 2012. It’s also the second-highest preview total for a Marvel film, sitting only behind […]

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