The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and 2

There was no need for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay to be split into two different films if only to rake in more money at the box office. I’m reviewing both of these films together because I see zero way in which I can review them otherwise. While telling the story in two parts, it is still one comprehensive story. This splitting of films is nothing more than a cash grab no matter how you look…

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the second film of the thrilling series based on the Suzanne Collins novels to hit the big screen. Much like the first film, the second film brings justice to the book. Yes, there are changes from the book but they work in the long-term. Mind you, it’s been just over a decade since reading the books but I jotted down some notes upon the film’s release. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer…

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The Hunger Games Marks 10th Anniversary

Based on the novel by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games marks the tenth anniversary of its theatrical release in 2012. It’s hard to believe how much dystopian young adult novels/movies dominated the conversation over a decade ago. Nowadays, not so much or at least it certainly seems this way. While The Hunger Games ultimately gets to finish, we cannot say the same about a franchise like Divergent. It’s a shame because Divergent should have been…

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The LEGO Movie: The Best Animated Film of 2014

Over eight years after its theatrical release, The LEGO Movie is a beautifully animated film that remains one of the best films of 2014. This film should have been nominated by the Academy for Best Animated Feature. Unfortunately, the Academy voters will have to live with this–among others–mistake. I love everything about this film from the humor to the music to the casting. What I love about the film is that it’s able to transcend…

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Charlie’s Angels Offers Up Action, Comedy

Charlie’s Angels takes the Townsend Agency international in this very fast-paced action-comedy written and directed by Elizabeth Banks. After 40 years working with the Angels, John Bosley (Patrick Stewart) is retiring.  Under his leadership, the Angels have gone global.  There’s not just one team based out of California.  Instead, there are a several teams of Angels across the globe.  The film chooses to focus on Sabina Wilson (Kristen Stewart) and Jane Kano (Ella Balinska).  One…

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The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

Everything is still awesome as The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part takes to the big screen nearly five years to the date following its predecessor. A quick prologue catches us up to speed about what has taken place during the last five years.  The city of Bricksburg is no more.  It’s been replaced by the doomsday-esque Apocalypseburg following the city’s tragic demise.  No matter what decisions that the master builders make, they are no…

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The Happytime Murders: The Worst Film Ever

The Happytime Murders has taken over the slot–previously held by The Room–of being the single-worst movie of all time. Brian Henson, son of the late Jim Henson, takes what we know about muppets and turns it on our heads.  Oh wait.  They aren’t muppets but Miskreant puppets from Henson Alternative.  It makes no difference what the right term is because the film is the most subversive comedy of the year.  If you can call it a…

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