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CGI Banality

by Ann Morrow November 27, 2013

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  What is a serious thespian like Jeffrey Wright (along with Amanda Plummer, and Toby Jones) doing in a pop-culture spectacle like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second installment in the futuristic gladiatorial trilogy? The ...

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

by The Staff November 20, 2013

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  We know you’re on the edge of your seats for this, the first sequel to The Hunger Games. Whither Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence)? Will her newfound bond with Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) get in the way of ...

Sins of the Script

by Laura Leon November 15, 2012

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  An uneasy cross between After Hours and Crimes and Misdemeanors, The Details charts the moral ambiguity of its protagonist, Dr. Jeff Lang (Tobey Maguire), as he confronts a seemingly endless pile of inconveniences and moral ...

Gleefully Nerdy

by Shawn Stone October 4, 2012

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  Who knew there was such a big audience for a movie about collegiate a capella singing groups? The Glee concert movie tanked, didn’t it? Pitch Perfect opened on only a couple of hundred screens last weekend, ...

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Teenage Drivel

by Shawn Stone March 29, 2012

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  Filmmakers have become adept at bringing us the end of the world: zombies, plagues, natural disasters, Biblical wrath, comic-book doom and other such grim whatnot. The Hunger Games brings something new to the “post-apocalyptic dystopia” ...