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It may be March, but it’s looking more like summer at the cineplex, due to several big budget sci-fi/fantasy releases this month. Once again, it’s time for us here at the Agony Booth to play armchair box office prognosticators and…
“Mockingjay – Part 2 is the last Hunger Games film you’ll ever have to watch, so if you’ve got the last three under your belt already, then you may as well finish it out with this film.”
“For some reason, filmmakers seem to want to spread out a single book into two movies lately, which in my opinion makes these films drag, especially when it comes to Young Adult novels that don’t have a whole lot of in-depth detail to begin with.”
“This film really did nothing but confirm the fact that Nicolas Cage doesn’t really care anymore. He’ll take just about any part to pay off his huge debts, and do absolutely nothing with the role.”
Taking fashion seriously, Queen Bees, Miranda Priestly, and Getting What You Want: Ursa takes a look at how the women win in The Devil Wears Prada.
“This film has an even more misleading title than Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan.”
“The movie gives us answers to exactly none of these questions. And here I thought the ending of Lost was a gyp.”
“Just imagine a standup comic telling you the same joke over and over for 105 minutes just to make sure you got it, and you’ll get a pretty good idea of what this movie is like.”
“There are times when it feels like the characters in The Giver are really just living in a slightly more authoritarian Disneyworld.”
“Yet, as a person, I like Jamie Dornan more for not being able to be the twat waffle that Christian is.”
“The sequence where the big twist is revealed is worth the price of admission all on its own.”
“In the movie’s defense, it tries to dial down the pedo vibe, but it’s a bit futile when the source material is this inherently creepy.”
“Director Doug Liman channels Harold Ramis, albeit taking things in a very different direction (less Andie MacDowell, more Alien MindControl).”
The Discworld! Terry Pratchett! Sky One! Visuals that are (mostly) gorgeous, main characters who are (mostly) brilliant, and a three-hour miniseries that should have been shorter. But still, Death is in it. And he's wonderful. Also, Ursa talks about hero/villain shipping.
“See what happens when humans decide to build whole societies around single isolated virtues and really boring color-coordinated wardrobes.”
“Cruise tackles the role of an action antihero well, even though at age fifty, he’s probably getting too old for this.”
Mr. Mendo brings you a blast from the past with this follow-up to his final review from his army days! Check it out if you wanna be ready for the final film of the trilogy, out later this year!
Cecil's Mainstream May continues with the 2013 film The Host.