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Is the Hunger Games a Conservative Treatise on Overthrowing Big Government?

By Dustin Rowles | Pajiba Love | January 30, 2012 |

By Dustin Rowles | Pajiba Love | January 30, 2012 |

Remember last week when the splendiferous Joanna Robinson appeared on the /Filmcast? Well, there is also a /Filmcast After Dark, where all the participants take off their clothes, get sloshed on wine, and use ALL the profanities. Do check it out (Slashfilm)

Speaking of the /Filmcast, its host, Dave Chen, responds to and talks about the exchange between “This American Life” and Apple over the toll that creating Apple products takes on humans. Will iPads be the next blood diamonds? (Dave Chen)

After you read our piece on the “Chuck” finale, head over here to check out Five Chucktastic moments from the series. (

Over on Warming Glow, I rank the 10 Most Profoundly Stupid Characters on Television, although I do not include Andy Dwyer because f*ck you, that’s why. (WarmingGlow)

Over on Unreality, Paul Tassi is interviewing girl gamers in an effort to destroy the girl-gamer cliches. His first subject, Chelsea, does an excellent job of cracking that glass ceiling with her joystick. (Unreality)

Speaking of video games, Kotaku ranks the best one for each platform, including Facebook. (Kotaku)

Here are 18 of Liam Neeson’s silliest looks, proving that — like finding an unflattering photo of Nathan Fillion — it’s nearly an impossible task. (Screenjunkies)

The Fug Girls do their worst on the SAG Awards red carpet, and Busy Phillips wins the award for What the F*ckiest. (GFY)

There’s a still image out there from The Dark Knight Rises of Matthew Modine holding up a pink pair of panties. Here’s the backstory. (GammaSquad)

How many times can Andrew Brietbart’s Big Hollywood piss me off? Let us count the ways, starting with their thesis on The Hunger Games, which they argue is a trilogy about overthrowing Big Government. (Big Hollywood)

We probably should’ve covered the SAG Awards, but I get incredibly annoyed with awards shows and how the sheer numbers of them seem to diminish the value of each award. Here are, however, this year’s SAG Award winners (Spoiler Alert: There’s a lot of The Help in there). (RopesofSilicon)

Likewise, here are 5 Things we learned from the SAG Awards, besides that it’s not a very entertaining awards show. (Moviefone)

In things that I will probably never understand: Why do people find so much joy in tearing down Jennifer Aniston? (Celebitchy)

I don’t know exactly what this Super Bowl infographic suggests, but I’m pretty sure it means that Eli Manning will rip off Tom Brady’s pretty face and throw it for a 30 yard score. (DaveandThomas)

Oh, and hey! Thanks for all the feedback, both positive and negative, on Seth’s post on why we were banned from Sundance. I appreciated all the great dialogue for what was a very awkward situation for myself. In related news, here were this year’s Sundance winners. (Movieline)

The Muppets finally respond to allegations that they are left-wing propagandists. Miss Piggy, God Bless You: Zing. Boom. You’re roasted, Fox News.

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