Katniss Everdeen, teenage heroine of the cultural phenomenon known as The Hunger Games, has a few things going for her. She's smart, she's brave, she's good with a bow, and she has one of the coolest names in the history of science fiction, down to the phonetic level. Katniss Everdeen. It's like poetry.
In the film adaptations of Suzanne Collins' blockbuster book series, Katniss has another advantage: She's played by Jennifer Lawrence, Hollywood's current incarnation of the pure movie star -- and I mean that as a total compliment. Lawrence isn't the only good reason to see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire -- new this week to DVD, Blu-ray and digital download. But she is the best reason.
Catching Fire picks up where the first movie left off. Katniss, now a national celebrity in the dystopian empire of Panem, is trotted across the districts with fellow winner Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). Intrigues develop and we're reacquainted with the series' supporting players, including aRead More »from New on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital: Hunger Games and Oscar winners