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  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 2014

    ★½ Watched 21 Nov, 2014 2

    There's a scene around the midway point of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I where Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), after having agreed to become the poster child for a revolution, visits one of the decimated Districts of Panem to speak to their wounded and offer her show of support, with a PR team accompanying her in hopes of capturing some powerful footage to help fuel the fires of rebellion in the Districts. While there, a tragedy strikes and this…

  • Stretch 2014

    ★½ Watched 18 Oct, 2014

    Have you ever seen a movie that is so desperate to tell you how much fun it is that the result is instead a dismally self-ignorant bore which drags on endlessly for its entire duration? If so, then you can relate to my experience with Stretch, the new film from the generally undervalued Joe Carnahan. In past efforts like Smokin' Aces and The A-Team, Carnahan was able to create a palpable sense of joy that held no pretension of any…

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  • The To Do List 2013

    ½ Watched 09 Nov, 2013 2

    My To Do List:

    01. Invent time travel.
    02. Go back in time.
    03. Stop myself from ever seeing this movie.

  • The Butler 2013

    ½ Watched 22 Dec, 2013 2

    So to recap the first five minutes of Lee Daniels’ Lee Daniels’ The Butler:

    - Forest Whitaker is sitting in the White House.
    - He stares into the horizon, even though he’s inside.
    - Cut to an image of two men hanging.
    - Fade in Martin Luther King Jr. quote next to them.
    - Cut back to Forest Whitaker staring into the horizon for a second.
    - Cut to his childhood, working on a cotton farm with his parents.
    -…