Category Archives: Hunger Games

Sometimes We Make Assumptions: Weekly Update 08.18.13

The title says it all. Like the time I assumed I would have the energy to write this post earlier in the week. Remember that? Or the time you assumed I would limit the weekly update to include only things from this past week.

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The Mockingjay

Mockingjay with Chair

Surely you’ve been seeing the Capitol Portraits circulating on the interwebs. They are beautifully done, cleverly distributed, and are arguably the perfect promotion for the upcoming Catching Fire release.

For a great piece of analyzing the portraits, head over to our friends at

May the Odds be Ever in Your Favor,


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March 6, 2013 · 10:33 am

Everybody loves infographics!

So over at Next Movie (which I found via BuzzFeed), they have posted an infographic relating to young adult film heroines of the past season or two. Have a look (and of course click to embiggen):

Don't get confused, know your girls!

Now, I think that this is a great idea, but executed without a great deal of thought. Every single one of them is “shy/quiet?” I mean, they are all white, which is its own problem, but surely Hermione is neither of these things? Or Julie? Or even Katniss, though she doesn’t talk much? How, exactly, does Bella Swan qualify as a “fighter?” Do we know specifically that Hermione is a virgin? Does that sort of thing help us quantify our heroines in some way? Those are a few examples of issues I have with this particular image, but we’d love to hear your thoughts (agree? disagree? further questions/complaints?) – talk to us in the comments!

– Nissa

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Remember Beanie Babies?

At the risk of seeming single-focused here, this video is pretty great. It’s also more faithful to the book than the actual  movie was, which is surprising and refreshing in a fan-made film starring Beanie Babies!

– Nissa


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Spoiler: Katniss will kick ass

This article raises some good points about Hollywood’s go-to measures for filming the “unfilmable,” and makes some striking comparisons for those of us eagerly awaiting the next installments of The Hunger Games. I honestly think any of the options, done right*, could work beautifully for film.

Slate: The Mockingjay Problem

*Obviously, this is a huuuuuuuge caveat. Still, it IS possible that any of the proposed methods could produce a successful and satisfactorily faithful film.


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