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  • The Hunger Games Are Real

    11/22/2013 2:09:08 PM PST · by mdittmar · 45 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 11/22/2013 | Jackie Tortora
    "The Hunger Games" are real. If you're familiar with the books and movies, or have at least heard of the "Hunger Games" phenomenon, you're probably aware that the series tackles some pretty serious issues of poverty and economic inequality that hit way too close to home. If you're not, here's some background. "The Hunger Games" takes place in the fictional world of Panem, which is a dystopian North America sometime in the far off future. All the wealth in the country is concentrated in the Capitol and people in the 12 districts are constantly in fear of starvation. Everything the people...
  • ‘Hunger Games’ Scare You? Blame Bush, Says DVD

    09/09/2012 6:32:28 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 64 replies
    MRC.org ^ | Aug. 27, 2012 | Lauren Thompson
    America is a totalitarian regime. Or, it was when George W. Bush was president. And maybe it still is. Or something. As if we needed more proof that blockbuster entertainment needn’t have even a nodding acquaintance with cogent political thought, the people that brought us Suzanne Collins’s “Hunger Games” franchise can’t just quietly take their millions to the bank. They need us to know how unfair their payday is. “The Hunger Games” DVD was released Aug. 18, and the special features section titled “Game Maker: Suzanne Collins and the Hunger Games Phenomenon” is filled with nuggets of liberal received...
  • Jennifer Lawrence: "Screw PETA!"

    04/11/2012 11:56:20 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 20 replies
    US Weekly ^ | 4/11/12 | Anne Macaluso
    PETA is ticked off at Katniss Everdeen. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence opens up about her gross-out, squirrel-skinning scene from Winter's Bone, the gritty 2010 flick which earned her a Best Actress Oscar nomination. According to Lawrence, 21, that moment wasn't faked in the slightest. "I should say it wasn't real, for PETA," Lawrence told the mag. "But screw PETA." Needless to say, PETA didn't take too kindly to Lawrence's joking remark. "She's young and the plight of animals somehow hasn't yet touched her heart. As Henry David Thoreau said, 'The squirrel you...
  • The Unseen Message of The Hunger Games

    03/30/2012 6:44:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/30/2012 | William Ward
    Though the liberal media and leftist Hollywood are wrapping themselves in The Hunger Games, the book series' pro-individualism, anti-socialist/communist/totalitarianism message has thus far eluded them -- but the legions of children reading the books are getting the message. When I learned that my teenage sons -- macho young lads, to be sure -- were suddenly captivated by a book series featuring a 16-year-old female protagonist, I was intrigued, to say the least -- intrigued enough to read the books myself. As I progressed through the story, I found myself checking and re-checking the cover several times to make sure the...
  • CARTOON: The Anger Games

    03/29/2012 8:33:43 AM PDT · by daletoons · 9 replies
    Out of Order Blog ^ | 3-29-12 | Dale
    Good news, manufacturing is up in Washington! Rage baiter-in-chief, Barry Obama has manufactured yet another polarization wall, all whilst searching America's soul. Can't you just smell the rainbow? The only thing more bankrupt than the economy is leftist morality. The lefty political triad of division by Race (Martin/Zimmerman case), Class (Occupy) and Sex (Sandra Fluke's condom crisis) is complete. Barry never misses an opportunity to bring us together by pitting us against each other. Can't wait for one of Obama's Comedian Corps to joke that if Barry had a son, he'd more likely look like the UPS guy.
  • Governments Already Impose "Hunger Games"

    03/28/2012 12:48:08 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/28/2012 | Bruce Walker
    Perhaps I’ve been toiling too long in the public policy salt mines, but my take on "The Hunger Games" is that it’s less an adolescent dystopian adventure/love story than an allegory of government rules run amuck. I may be trying too hard to squeeze a square peg into a round hole, but bear with me: The movie’s premise is a future nation, Pan-America, where warfare has been replaced by a reality television series in which selected teenagers battle each other to the death. Two teens are chosen to represent their respective districts in a process straight out of an earlier...
  • The Hunger Games: A Prophecy?

    03/28/2012 7:10:17 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 3/27/12 | Rev. Robert Barron
    When I was a junior in high school, I read Shirley Jackson’s great short story “The Lottery,” and I will confess that her narrative still haunts me. You might remember the plot. The townspeople of a village in the American heartland are gathering on a beautiful summer day in late June for a festival. There is good food, lively conversation, and upbeat music. It becomes clear that the focus for this celebration is the annual lottery, and the reader naturally assumes that the winner of the lottery will receive a prize of some kind. But when the choice is made,...
  • The Hunger Games smashes US box office records

    03/25/2012 9:19:34 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 49 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sunday 25 March 2012 | Dominic Rushe
    Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen in Hunger Games, which smashed US box office records on its opening weekend. The dystopian thriller The Hunger Games has smashed US box office records, taking $155m (Ł98m) its first weekend, the highest ever opening for a non-sequel movie and setting a new record for a film opening outside the summer blockbuster season. The film is estimated to have made another $59.25m overseas, and was projected to be the top title in virtually every single market. In the UK, Lionsgate, the studio behind the movie, estimates it took $7.49m and another $9.69m in Australia....
  • The Hunger Games Politics (FR mentioned)

    03/25/2012 4:19:00 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 37 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/23/12 | Mike Krumboltz
    The Hunger Games" is a rarity -- a Hollywood blockbuster that inspires political discourse. Is it a liberal movie? Is it a conservative flick? Is it both? It all depends on who you ask. An article from the Hollywood Reporter explains how folks can see their own beliefs reflected in the story. For example, people who back the Occupy movement note that the movie and the book it is based upon feature a world divided into rich and poor. The rich are viewed as layabouts and the poor are hard-working and put upon. Actor Penn Badgley, best known for his...
  • The Hunger Games (Spoiler Alert - for parental benefit)

    03/22/2012 2:59:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies · 6+ views
    Catholic Lane ^ | March 20, 2012 | Jann FritzHuspen
    The movie version of The Hunger Games debuts on March 23, 2012. What follows is a review of The Hunger Games Trilogy by author, Suzanne Collins.**Spoiler Alert—The plot is discussed here in detail for parental benefit. The level of detail is to help facilitate a discussion with your child even if you have not read the series.Parents want to know who their children are spending time with, what music they are listening to, and what movies/television, etc. they are exposed to. When it comes to reading material, many parents do not have the time to read what their children are...
  • Liberal or Conservative? Both Sides Trying to Claim 'Hunger Games' as Their Own (FR Mentioned)

    03/19/2012 7:03:50 PM PDT · by Domandred · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/19/12 | Liz Klimas
    “The Hunger Games” by Susan Collins makes it to the big screen this week, meaning the audience made aware of the book’s dystopian sentiments is bound to expand from its already more than 23.5 million copies sold. -- snip The message board for “independent, grass-roots conservatism,” Free Republic,” also has a discussion on the ultimate political goal of the book. One commenter writes, “I‘ve heard some conservatives claiming that it’s a politically conservative message, but I’m not convinced.” Here are some of the responses: Onelifetogive: The first two seem to have(at least) an anti-big-govt bent. Those opposing the big-govt are...
  • Hunger Games — Vanity

    03/15/2012 7:45:47 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 54 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | March 15, 2012 | Sampleman
    My 13 yr old started reading the Hunger Games series and I picked up on the underlying theme of personal liberty, as she was telling me about it. I decided to read it this last Saturday, so that I could discuss it with her in depth. I just finished the third and final book of the Hunger Games series and I think everyone here needs to know about it. It is a strong and powerful presentation of the evils that follow placing group needs above individual liberty/dignity. It’s aimed at kids and is wildly popular with young teenagers. Freepers need...
  • The Hunger Games: A Glimpse into the Progressive Left’s Endgame

    03/26/2012 2:33:47 PM PDT · by No One Special · 31 replies · 32+ views
    Hillbuzz ^ | March 24, 2012 | Robert James
    Progressivism is dangerous. Those progressives who deny this are either too ignorant to see it, too brainwashed to admit it or, occasionally, complicit in the danger. The Hunger Games offers us a peek at a universe which would only be possible under radical progressivism.For anyone blissfully unaware of this particular cultural phenomenon,  The Hunger Games is a young adult novel (the first book in a trilogy) set in a post-apocalyptic world where North America is ruled by a single totalitarian government. This successor to the United States, called “Panem”, is comprised of essentially one wealthy, advanced Capitol metropolis ruling over...
  • "The Hunger Games" (sudden smash movie)

    03/24/2012 4:50:45 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 143 replies · 1+ views
    (vanity)
    It seems a box office phenomenon is happening right now. "The Hunger Games", from previews, seems to be setting all sorts of records this weekend. Very captivating camera work, and a sort of 'blade runner' sort of theme it would seem.