The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Is Aggressively Okay

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”

katniss in mockingjay part 1

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Drags as Much as the Book

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”

xmen days of future past

X-Men: Days of Future Past Is a Game of “Guess Who”

In 2023, mutants around the world, as well as the humans who help them, are hunted down and killed by Sentinels. According to Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), the only way to stop the Sentinels is to go back in time and stop them from ever being used by the government. With the help of Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman)’s consciousness is sent back to his body in 1973. His mission? Find and unite Young Professor X (James McAvoy) and Young Magneto (Michael Fassbender) to stop Young Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) from killing scientist Dr. Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage), whose death forced the creation of the Sentinels. Continue reading “X-Men: Days of Future Past Is a Game of “Guess Who””

David O. Russell's American Hustle

American Hustle: When Sassy Meets Gritty

American Hustle follows the story of con artists Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams), who run a loan business called London Associates where Prosser pretends to be a British banking advisor named Lady Edith Greensly. When they’re busted by FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper), Rosenfeld and Prosser are forced to help the FBI. Their new target? Mayor Carmine Polito of New Jersey, who’s taking dirty money to start casinos that will revive Atlantic City’s economy. Continue reading “American Hustle: When Sassy Meets Gritty”

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Finally Shows Us the Dark Side of Killing

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.
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Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook: The Silver Lining of All of the Movies in 2012

Guys, I don’t know what to do with myself anymore. I keep seeing these potential award-winning films, and they just keep getting better and better. It’s getting to the point where I see them and then have a mental breakdown afterward trying to figure out where I’m going to place my bets. And I have to say, Silver Linings Playbook, which I saw last Thursday, really threw a wrench into this whole mix. And I don’t mean it threw a wrench like my boyfriend does after he’s been trying to get a nut off of the flux capacitor or whatever on his car for three hours. I mean it made me completely reconsider everything I’ve been thinking about the movies that have been nominated thus far. Continue reading “Silver Linings Playbook: The Silver Lining of All of the Movies in 2012”