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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (movie review)

No Hunger Games in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1? No problem! Read the rest of this entry

Now You See Me (movie review)

We finally got around to watching Now You See Me this past weekend (I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: blu ray load times are excessive!), and I think it’s fair to say it was not worth the wait. The premise has promise, but Now You See Me just doesn’t deliver.

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Seven Psychopaths movie review

Writer/Director Martin McDonagh brings you Seven Psychopaths, a flick I don’t have much to say about except that you should see it. If you are OK with the following.

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (quick movie review)

I’ll be straight with ya – I liked The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. I liked the first one, too. Sure, the movie is close up and hand-held camera heavy (and the idea to back light the kisses gave us a nice clear shot of spit being shared between two young lovers), but at its essence, it’s a good story. That being said, I recommend that anyone who is a fan of action, adventure, visuals and performance check out these movies. I’m giving Catching Fire a 9 out of 10.

But, that doesn’t mean I can’t have some fun at the movie’s expense. 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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