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Sean P. Means
Sean is the movie critic and columnist for The Salt Lake Tribune. Follow him on Twitter @moviecricket.

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Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson star in "The Hunger Games."
The Cricket's Daily 3: "Hunger Games" outselling "Twilight" already

Here's what's happening today in pop culture:

• First-day advance ticket sales for "The Hunger Games" -- which doesn't come out until next month -- broke the record set by the third "Twilight" movie. [Deadline.com]

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• Harvey Weinstein's mad at the Motion Picture Association of America's ratings board, for denying his appeal of an "R" rating for his company's anti-bullying doc "Bully" -- so he says The Weinstein Company is considering "a leave of absence" from the ratings system. Can he do that? [Los Angeles Times]

• Sacha Baron Cohen is generating publicity for his upcoming comedy "The Dictator," by threatening to show up on the Oscar night red carpet in character. [Hollywood Reporter]

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