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More Favorable Odds: THE HUNGER GAMES – CATCHING FIRE Film Review

By at November 20, 2013 | 11:11 pm | 4 Comments

More Favorable Odds: THE HUNGER GAMES – CATCHING FIRE Film Review

3.5 / 5 stars For all you Hunger Games fans, let’s cut to the chase: Catching Fire, the second episode in the four-part adaptation of the book series, is superior to its predecessor in just about every way. Sure, it faithfully aligns with the book and safely plays to the franchise’s core audience. But this sequel is better cast, well-wound and powerfully paced. more...

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Production Begins on THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

By at September 11, 2012 | 10:33 pm | 2 Comments

Production Begins on THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

After receiving a few months' worth of press releases from Lionsgate regarding every solitary casting move for the Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire (hey, the strategy worked for the first film), this week's missive from the studio confirmed the official beginning of the movie's production. The second of three chapters in The Hunger Games trilogy (and 2nd of four films), more...

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Cry Like A Baby: EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE Film Review

By at January 21, 2012 | 8:30 am | 0 Comment

Cry Like A Baby: EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE Film Review

3.5 / 5 stars Fans of Jonathan Safran Foer's novel, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, are probably skeptical yet intrigued that another one of his works has been brought to the screen. (The last one, Everything Is Illuminated, not even Elijah Wood could save.) The source material here is more challenging, not just due to an entire country's sensitivity to its more...

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Ride, Search, Repeat: SOURCE CODE Film / DVD Review

By at July 12, 2011 | 6:22 am | 0 Comment

Ride, Search, Repeat: SOURCE CODE Film / DVD Review

3.5 / 5 stars In Duncan Jones's smart, paranoid debut, Moon, an astronaut (Sam Rockwell) must live in isolation for a long, sobering three years. In Jones's follow-up, the much higher profile Source Code, Jake Gyllenhaal's soldier is stuck in an opposite timeline conundrum: he's forced to relive the same eight minutes over and over until his assignment is completed. more...

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