“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.”
“2014 was a great year for movies. So much so that making my top ten list this year was torturous (well, more torturous than usual).”
“Catching Fire is a far superior, more adult film than The Hunger Games, as we see the young characters we recognize from the first film grow into the people that could potentially help shape a new world. In particular, we watch as Katniss begins to believe in the power she could wield, and we wonder if this mockingjay has finally spread her wings.”
“Just like before, Duncan Jones delves into some heady sci-fi concepts. And alas, just as before, he crafts another film that entertains despite having a story that doesn’t quite seem to have been completely thought through.”
The Slob begins a special series of reviews called The M. Night Before Christmas, where he looks at the films of the internet's favorite punching bag, M. Night Shyamalan! First up, Lady in the Water, starring Paul Giamatti as a crazy super who finds Bryce Dallas Howard in a pool, and discovers she's a mythical mermaid-thing who's come to protect the savior of humanity, cleverly played by Shyamalan himself!
Daniel Craig and the Bond filmmakers silenced the critics with Casino Royale, then got them all shooting off their mouths again with this entry, thanks to an unfinished screenplay, a boring villain, and some of the most confusing editing ever seen in the franchise. Luckily, we're here to make sense of it all for you.
Daniel Craig is 007, who must face off against Le Chiffre, banker to the world's terrorist organizations. In the novel, they played baccarat, but nobody knows what the hell that is anymore, so here they play Texas hold 'em poker. Well, in between the ads for Sony products, anyway.