I'm looking for...



Happening:
Anytime
to
Near:
Anywhere
That is
Anything

The Big Screen: 'The Hunger Games,' A Chat with Josh Hutcherson
by Stephen Becker 23 Mar 2012

We review The Hunger Games, plus Josh Hutcherson, who plays Peeta, talks to us about making the movie and hanging out with Woody Harrelson and Lenny Kravitz.

CTA TBD

Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson star in The Hunger Games. Photo: Lionsgate

This week, Art&Seek’s Stephen Becker and Dallas Morning News movie critic Chris Vognar review The Hunger Games and talk to Josh Hutcherson, who plays Peeta in the movie adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ bestseller. Be sure to subscribe to The Big Screen podcast on iTunes. Stream this week’s podcast below or download it.


SHARE
  • Mark Birnbaum

    I haven’t seen Hunger Games yet. I will. But when I hear reviews so divergent as what I’ve heard this week, I’m given a lot to think about before I even buy my eight dollar popcorn.

    A couple of days ago David Edelstein reviewed Hunger Games on Fresh Air. He made what seem to be some quite reasonable assertions. In a film about kids killing kids, director Gary Ross’ fast cut pace keeps you from having to focus on the slaughter. Take the sting out of killing, you get an R rating and rake in those millions otherwise “left on the table,” as you pointed out. Make it vivid, you get an R rating, and no kids in the theater.

    What struck deepest about Edelstein’s review was his closer. “It is, I’m sorry to say, the work of moral cowards.”

    Wow. Did you guys see a different film?

  • Mark Birnbaum

    I haven’t seen Hunger Games yet. I will. But when I hear reviews so divergent as what I’ve heard this week, I’m given a lot to think about before I even buy my eight dollar popcorn.

    A couple of days ago David Edelstein reviewed Hunger Games on Fresh Air. He made what seem to be some quite reasonable assertions. In a film about kids killing kids, director Gary Ross’ fast cut pace keeps you from having to focus on the slaughter. Take the sting out of killing, you get an R rating and rake in those millions otherwise “left on the table,” as you pointed out. Make it vivid, you get an R rating, and no kids in the theater.

    What struck deepest about Edelstein’s review was his closer. “It is, I’m sorry to say, the work of moral cowards.”

    Wow. Did you guys see a different film?

  • Tymorrison

    I love josh. I saw the hunger games opening day in the I Max therter and it atomaticly became my favorite movie. My familey is going to go see it again. I can only dream of leafing josh and Jennifer.I’m 11

    • izzy

      oh ya i saw it 2 times in less than 3 days! i went throught the books in 1 night and same about the fave movie and i would LOVE to meet the cast!

  • izzy

    Josh i LOVE u! u where the perfect peeta!!!!!!!!!!!!