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'The Hunger Games' offers a low-calorie snack

August 25, 2011 |  9:50 am

We’ve gotten used to teasers, those frequently Yahoo- and MTV-hosted video nuggets that predate the trailer, often by weeks or months, of a youth-oriented movie.

But the frenzy around “The Hunger Games” is such that Entertainment Weekly has posted a tiny byte of footage –- mainly it’s Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen looking scared; you can see it below-- to promote the teaser that MTV will air during the Video Music Awards on Sunday (itself a compression of what likely will eventually be included in the trailer). So basically, it’s an excerpt of an excerpt of an excerpt.

Yes, it has come to this.


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 --Steven Zeitchik


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