A flaming bird? This seems like an excellent way to start a forest fire. Smokey the Bear would not be pleased.
Rated PG-13, 146 minutes (watched 11/21/13 and 11/24).
After reading the book, I wasn’t sure how Catching Fire would work as a movie. There’s a lot of exposition and – just like the first movie – we get another tribute-filled battle in a techno arena. Katniss shoots a bow and arrow. Peeta moons over Katniss even though she kinda/sorta/not really has a thing for Miley Cyrus’s ex. (I hope those crazy kids can #twerkitout.) As it turns out, it actually works better than the first in the Hunger Games trilogy. Continue reading
“This is not a game”? Dude, you literally just said it was a game. See? It’s right there in the title!
Rated PG-13, 114 minutes (watched 11/2/13)
Ender’s Game is odd. I think it’s trying to teach me a lesson, but I haven’t a clue what that lesson is. Continue reading
“He’s right behind me, isn’t he?”
Rated PG-13, 134 minutes (watched 10/12/13)
Some of the folks who lived it may quibble over the veracity of certain details, but Captain Phillips, aka Forrest Gump’s Fun-Time African Pirate Adventure, is a very well-made and very engaging movie. Continue reading