Mockingjay is sharp on propaganda but soft on celebrity.
Rom-coms used to be a cash cow — and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
Blockbuster sequel is more assured, but suffers from middle-book syndrome.
The 2012 Olympics are barreling to a close, with just as few days before the most over-the-top ceremony since the opener a few months back (or so it seems, in terms of how long ago it was). There have been many highlights, from Michael Phelps winning gold medal after gold medal to a badminton scand ... More >>
A movie about courage that actually has some.
The Hunger Games rages against our stupid culture, and becomes part of the problem.
I don't know much about The Hunger Games. It's nothing personal. Plenty of people enjoyed the series, but my stack of "need to read" books stands at about 50 titles already and generally swings between ponderous historical tomes and crime novels of the Dennis Lehane/George Pelecanos variety. ... More >>