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The Leonard Lopate Show

There Are No Hunger Games in the New 'Hunger Games' Film

Friday, November 21, 2014

Just more revolution. Heightened politics. And plenty of Jennifer Lawrence. The film's director joined us to talk about pushing "Mockingjay: Part 1" to darker places.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Life of Stephen Hawking, and The Search For Life In Space

Friday, November 21, 2014

The play Sticks and Bones; the director of the latest Hunger Games film, Felicity Jones plays Stephen Hawking's wife, and Please Explain is about searching for extraterrestrial life.

Movies on the Radio

Beautiful Music for Post-Apocalypse Dystopias

Saturday, November 23, 2013

In such movies as "The Hunger Games," "The Planet of the Apes" and "The Road," the score serves not only to emphasize the action, but also to tug at our emotions, yielding surprisingly lovely music.

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The Takeaway

Movie Reviews: 'The Hunger Games,' 'Delivery Man,' 'The Christmas Cradle'

Friday, November 22, 2013

Each Friday, The Takeaway's Movie Date team delivers reviews of the new releases slated to hit the box office. This week, the Movie Date team weighs in on "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," "Delivery Man," and "The Christmas Candle." In addition to hosting the Movie Date podcast, Rafer Guzman is film critic for Newsday and Kristen Meinzer is culture producer for The Takeaway.

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Features

'Hunger Games' Mockingjay Pin Designed in Brooklyn

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Pratt Institute design professor Tim O'Brien illustrated the image of the golden bird that serves as a symbol of hope for The Hunger Games, a wildly popular work of young adult fiction by Suzanne Collins.

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The Takeaway

'The Hunger Games' Town Up For Sale

Friday, April 06, 2012

Do you want to own Peeta Mellark's family bakery or Katniss Everdeen's family home from "The Hunger Games"? You're in luck, the entire town of Henry Mill Village where scenes for District 12 were filmed is on the auction block. The catch? Just make sure you have a cool $1.4 million lying around. Wade Shepherd, the owner of the 72-acre property near Hildebran, North Carolina is putting the town up for sale after the village's recent popularity among fans visiting the now vacant area.

If you could have any prop from any movie, what would you want?

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It's A Free Country ®

The Hunger Games Message about Military Recruiting

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Stanley Tucci’s blue hair, Elizabeth Banks’ pink eyelashes, and the brutal slaughter of young children could easily have distracted you from a quieter question at the center of dystopian future in The Hunger Games: who fights in wars and why do they volunteer to do it?

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Features

Fans Line Up as The Hunger Games Opens in Theatres

Friday, March 23, 2012

Fans of the young adult trilogy The Hunger Games are lining up to see the movie version that opened Friday. The film, which began screenings at midnight, has already grossed $19.7 million.

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The Takeaway

Movie Date: 'The Hunger Games'

Friday, March 23, 2012

The long-awaited 'The Hunger Games' is finally here! If you wanted to like the Twilight movies but thought Bella was kind of a wimp, this movie is for you. Protagonist Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) leads a cast of young adults through a fictional reality TV show in which children battle to the death. It's an awesome take on the teen movie genre, but is this sci-fi flick about homicidal adolescents a good date movie?

Listen to this week's podcast to find out what Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday, and Kristen Meinzer, culture producer for the Takeaway, think about this long-awaited and super-hyped blockbuster.

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Studio 360

Homemade Hunger Games

Friday, March 23, 2012

This weekend, The Hunger Games opens, and it’s likely to be one of the year’s most successful movies. The film is based on the trilogy of dystopian young adult novels by Suzanne Collins first published in 2008. Some enthralled readers didn’t wait for Hollywood to put the book on screen ...

Video: The Hunger Games fan films

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Soundcheck

In Discussion: Lenny Kravitz

Friday, January 13, 2012

Early in his career, musician Lenny Kravitz sang about curbside discrimination in New York on the song “Mr. Cab Driver.” He joins us to explain how racism in the Obama era inspired the title track of his latest album, Black and White America. Plus, he talks about his role in the upcoming screen adaptation of the young-adult sci-fi novel The Hunger Games.

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The Takeaway

Movies to Watch in 2012: 'Dark Knight,' 'Hunger Games'

Friday, January 06, 2012

In 2011 two franchises based on novels for teens — "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two" and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One" — overtook stoner comedies, CGI kiddie movies, and comic book adaptations at the box office. In 2012, the bigscreen adaptation of "The Hunger Games" will wage a similar battle against "The Dark Knight Rises." But this year won't be all explosions: a new take on "The Great Gatsby" starring Leonardo DiCaprio and a biography of Lincoln starring Daniel-Day Lewis will also hit theaters.

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