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'Hunger Games': Owen Gleiberman and Lisa Schwarzbaum discuss

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In just a few hours, Suzanne Collins’ literary smash about a female hero fighting for her life in a dystopian future will likely become the first ginormous blockbuster of 2012. Lisa Schwarzbaum has read — and adored — all three Hunger Games books, and she was relieved that Gary Ross’ adaptation fulfilled her expectations. Owen Gleiberman’s first experience with Collins’ characters was the movie, allowing him the luxury of judging the film completely on its own merit. His verdict? He thought the movie was fantastic — for the first hour. See his explanation and Lisa’s full take, in the latest installment of Movie Talk With Owen and Lisa below.

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