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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

April 20, 2012 at 2:41 PM

And more “Hunger Games”

Everybody gotten enough “Hunger Games” by now? No? OK, here are a couple of news items:
— “The Hunger Games” will return to IMAX screens (100 of them across North America) for a week, starting April 27, due to “overwhelming demand.”
— The “Hunger Games” sequel now has a director: Francis Lawrence (no relation to Jennifer, I imagine) has been chosen to direct “Catching Fire,” the second film in the franchise. Lawrence most recently directed (the rather tepid) “Water for Elephants”; he’s also directed “I Am Legend,” “Constantine,” and a number of music videos. Filming will begin this summer; the quick start is so Jennifer Lawrence can finish up before being called to duty on the next “X-Men” installment. Other contenders for the directing gig (after Gary Ross turned it down, saying he wouldn’t have enough time to do it justice) were Bennett Miller (“Moneyball”) and Juan Antonio Bayona (“Orphanage”), both of whom might have brought an interesting perspective. We’ll see what Lawrence can do.
And here’s a funny spoof trailer of “The Hunger Games,” for the weekend. See you Monday for “Mad Men” . . .

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