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The Running Man (movie review)

The The Hunger Games exists only because The Running Man blazed the trail.  There, I said it.  Deal with that!   Read the rest of this entry

Baffling Movie Trailers: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Mad Max: Fury Road, Tusk

Today on Baffling Movie Trailers: it’s the first teaser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Kevin Smith’s new jam, Tusk. Let the snarking begin!

So… what does that guy think Katniss is doing there, dressed in a field uniform and armed with weapons? Does he think she’s there to give hair cuts? Maybe teach an archery class? And I guess the final chapter in all series has to be split into two movies now? I thought you were better than that, Hunger Games. Also… I’m kinda thinking there’s not gonna be a Hunger Games in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 so… there’s that.
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6 Movie Box Sets Available for Christmas

From the practical to the absurd, there’s plenty of movie box sets available this Christmas. Read the rest of this entry

The Hunger Games [quick movie review]

I finally got around to seeing The Hunger Games, and I must say, I was impressed.  The trailer did get my interest, and I’d heard it was a good watch from people I trust, but now that I’ve actually seen it – wow.  The trailers don’t do it justice.  It’s an interesting, gritty story (perhaps even shocking in some ways) with characters that are (for the most part) fun to root for or to hate.  Sure, there were a few of the kids I never felt like I got a chance to know, but you’re so rooted to the protagonist that it hardly matters.  All of the well-known actors give great supporting performances (Woody Harrelson is perfectly cast – but, he’s also just that good) and the newcomers are good, too.

This is a must see for action fans or just anyone who likes a good story.  I’d keep the smaller kids away from this one, though.  I give it a 9 out of 10.

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