Ross, whose credits include family friendly fare like Seabiscuit, Pleasantville and Big, cited the restrictions of a “tight production schedule” the next Hunger Games movie is due in theatres November 2013 for his decision and has denied reports of a rift with distributor Lionsgate.Though a legion of young fans have kept The Hunger Games No. 1 at the North American box office for a third week, critics offered mixed reviews for the inaugural look at the multi layered world of Panem, with many including our own Eli Glasner noting that Ross’ take lacked the fire, excitement and unsettling potential of the books.”Just for a moment imagine what a Paul Greengrass or Kathryn Bigelow could have done with this,” Glasner noted in his review. “Turns out director Steven Soderbergh did some second unit directing on a small riot scene a scene that is one of the few moments in which the movie approaches the potential of the books.”In particular, one thing that piqued my interest in the book series was Collins’ dark commentary about government control of the media, the lust for the Survivor type entertainment programming so commonplace today and its use as a distraction for the masses.

Ashe spoke about getting to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing and, like Williams or James, maybe Jordan has reached that point. In addition to his statement, he said he is donating $1 million each to two organizations that you may not have heard of, instantly raising their visibility with his name and his cash. Never mind what he’s done before.

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I’d love to know how other dancers feel on the issue so please vote in the poll below. It’s almost identical to ATS posture, so I’m surprised some tribal dancers lose it when they dance fusion. In flamenco, they are always done alternating one inward followed by one outward, and so on, in a continuous flow, as shown in the clip on the right.

A Familiar LookThe first five Final Fantasy games all took place in medieval settings, with your basic sword, magic and dragon setup. Final Fantasy VI mixed this up by adding a more steampunk theme to the game, which Final Fantasy VII expanded upon. Final Fantasy VIII took a few more steps forward, creating an almost futuristic setting.