Sometimes we needn’t look further than our own history for some inspiration. For nearly my entire life, I’ve found myself drawn towards media with a darker tone, though “dark” is an inadequate term for describing all of the varieties and technicalities of what I’m talking about. “Dark” can be the story of Coraline, where an…

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Distributor: Lionsgate Director: Francis Lawrence Writers: Peter Craig, Danny Strong, and Suzanne Collins Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Sam Claflin Genre: Science-Fiction Rating: PG-13 I have anticipated this movie all year and I’ve seen it twice by the time this review has been written. The Hunger Games is a powerful series. I have long loved it…

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Distributor: Lionsgate Director: Francis Lawrence Writers: Simon Beaufoy, Michael Arndt, and Suzanne Collins Stars:  Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Sam Claflin Genre: Science-Fiction Rating: PG-13 Catching Fire is my favorite of the bestselling Hunger Games series. Since the first trailer released, I was so stoked for this movie. The closeness to the book of the first film gave me…

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