After the rebellion successfully claims District 2, the Capitol’s remaining military resource, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and the rebels infiltrate the Capitol to reclaim Panem and their lives from President Snow (Donald Sutherland). But taking the Capitol isn’t as easy as it seems. Continue reading “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Is Aggressively Okay”
After a major mishap during a performance for the president, the Barden Bellas are booted from the national competition, though they’re three-time (and returning) a cappella champions. The Bellas plan to fix their reputation by entering the international a cappella competiton, which no American group has ever won, and beating the German group, Das Sound Machine. Continue reading “Pitch Perfect 2 Has Some Issues, But It’s Still a Blast”
Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is now the reluctant face of the rebellion against Panem’s Capitol and its leader, President Snow (Donald Sutherland). Meanwhile, Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and the other victors remain prisoners in the Capitol, each of them being tortured into revealing information about the rebellion or speaking out against it. Continue reading “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Drags as Much as the Book”
It’s fitting that “Everything is Awesome” is the name of the Tegan & Sara (feat. The Lonely Island) song that plays throughout this movie. Because “everything is awesome” is the exact phrase that I would use to describe The LEGO Movie. Let’s talk plot, shall we? Continue reading “The LEGO Movie: Everything is Awesome”
Yesterday, I spent about 13 hours on planes and in airports, which sucked. On the bright side though, I had time to re-read Catching Fire before seeing the movie (and I’m not kidding when I say I went straight from the airport to the theater). I love re-reading books before I go see their film adaptations. Not because I want to moan and groan about how they’re nothing like the books (It’s stupid to think something created for a print medium would translate the same in a visual medium). I just like seeing how things get interpreted. But I know some people care about the films staying true to the books. So, just for good measure, this movie is about 75-80% accurate, which is pretty good by Hollywood standards.
Continue reading “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Finally Shows Us the Dark Side of Killing”
You know what’s not hilarious? Paying $9 a person for a movie that is so awful that you have to drink away the memories of just how awful it was. I will tell you right now that Movie 43 is one of the worst movies I’ve seen in a while. The last movie I saw that was this bad was The Watch—and even THAT had a more coherent storyline than this movie. Continue reading “Movie 43 is About as Funny as Its Title”
Have you ever left a movie feeling like everything is right in the world? Because that’s exactly how I felt when I left Pitch Perfect last night. I don’t know if it’s because I had some serious choir nostalgia lodged in the deepest parts of my subconscious, or if it’s because I laughed for nearly two hours straight. What I do know is that this movie is fantastic, and I’m going to recommend it to everyone. Continue reading “Pitch Perfect is Perfect”