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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The Butler

The Butler: A Good Movie Weighed Down by An Overabundance of Cameos

Kick-Ass 2 and Jobs tanked this weekend while The Butler claimed the top of the box office. Not surprising, really, considering Kick-Ass 2 was a sequel, Jobs massacred Steve Jobs’ biography, and The Butler had Oprah Winfrey (She doesn’t star in movies that flop. That’s for peasants). But does that mean The Butler is a good movie? Continue reading “The Butler: A Good Movie Weighed Down by An Overabundance of Cameos”