It’s no news to fans of the young-adult book series by Suzanne Collins that this third movie only covers a portion of her third novel, which is par for the course, I suppose, for a film that contains a both a colon and a hyphen in its title. But even in the Star Wars series, which now retroactively features the word “Episode” in each title, the films themselves had a form of resolution. Sometimes there were cliffhangers, sure, but the emotional journey and theme of each film were wrapped up by film’s end.
The new version of Red Dawn is an uninspired trainwreck — an incredulous plot mixed with a gritty attempt at character study, draped in the flag of simplistic patriotism that would make Michael Bay proud
‘Get the Gringo’ and ‘Detention’ didn’t get wide theatrical releases, but these two over-the-top movies prove that just because a film didn’t hit theaters doesn’t mean it’s not worth checking out.
Two family-oriented movies are out this week on Blu-ray and DVD. One is a 3D adventure film and the other is a genuine comedy classic for all time.
This week’s podcast is dedicated entirely to Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, starring Jennifer Lawrence and directed by Gary Ross. Today, Eric and Trevan review the film before moving on to discuss movies with similar themes and plot lines, including Battle Royale, which just happens to be playing at the Screenland Crossroads this weekend. We know [...]
The young-adult book series by Suzanne Collins that has taken the country by storm gets its first movie adaptation as ‘The Hunger Games’ hits theaters.