Review by Amber
In the action-packed finale of The Hunger Games series, Panem is in the midst of a massive uprising. War and death are everywhere. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her friends and allies are in a fight to the death to free their homeland from the oppressive rule of the Capitol and President Snow (Donald Sutherland). While Mockingjay falls under the post-apocalyptic sci-fi fantasy genre, it raises a lot of questions that are (chillingly) relevant to both historical and current events. Continue Reading
As I look back on 2014, I realize the new movies I wanted to see far outnumber the new movies that I did see. Here are some of my favorites from this year:
There are times you know going into a film that your expectations for special effects should not be set too high. Other times, you assume a big budget film would spend the extra bucks to get computer generated scenes as perfect as possible. Sometimes that is accomplished to the extent of the available technology, but it still leaves a lot to be desired. Whatever the case may be, we thought it would be fun to compile our list of the worst computer generated imagery (CGI) we’ve witnessed in film.
Just so you are all forewarned, I’m a sucker for YA fiction, both in movies as well as books. Back in 2010, I finished reading the Harry Potter series. This was right before the last two movies came out. So as it was, I was on the search for a new book series. While my wife and I waited in line at the midnight premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, a friend of ours mentioned a book called The Hunger Games. For some reason I didn’t read it for several months, but once I did, I was hooked and immediately bought the rest of the books. If you have seen the movie and haven’t read it then you must pick up the book. The movie does a good job telling the story, and bringing the world of Panem to life, but like many book adaptations, there were a lot of little details left out. With that said, I still really liked the movie. This is a review of the movie, but don’t be surprised if I make a few references to the book.