On the outset, Passengers
looks like a potentially solid film with two great leads in Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, an up and coming director with his much buzzed about movie, The Imitation Game
and the screenwriter of Doctor Strange
The Hunger Games
book trilogy was turned into four Jennifer Lawrence led movies, finishing with Mockingjay: Part 2
. The film picks up exactly where Part 1 left off and realizes the end of Katniss' long journey that started with her volunteering for her sister as Tribute in the first chapter. The beloved series has a faithful following which was shown by the chaotic lobby of excited fans who waited hours to get into the only press screening in the Twin Cities -- a lot disappointed fans were turned away from the sold out affair. The IMAX presentation...
As another holiday season approaches, another film in The Hunger Games
saga attempts to satisfy fans of Suzanne Collins’ popular book series. For full disclosure’s sake, I have never so much as flipped through the pages of Collins’ source material. Yet, I have seen all three movies to date, and am curiously but patiently awaiting the next and presumably final conclusion to the film series.
As someone who has never read the novels, I like to think it puts me in a unique position to view and review the film: I have no anticipation and preoccupation with the film’s potential faithfulness to book events and portrayal...!--more-->
The Hunger Games
is one of the most popular series in the world -- the three books were read by millions, and the same can be said for the first film which dropped last year. While I was not one of those who read the books, I did for the most part enjoy the first film. Though The Hunger Games
captured the hearts of so many
worldwide, the first film didn't do enough to enamor me...
David O. Russell has been on fire as of late -- his past two films, The Fighter
and Silver Linings Playbook
, two of my favorite films of all-time, have been huge hits both critically and financially. Both of those films notched Academy Awards for some of their prominent roles, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, and Jennifer Lawrence. O. Russell is reuniting with Bale and Lawrence in his latest, American Hustle
O. Russell is also...!--more-->