The Hunger Games

Katniss is speechless at this sample of the hideous outfits from the Capitol.

In the post-apocalyptic future, when Donald Sutherland is president, which I always suspected would happen someday, they have this thing called the Hunger Games. Even if you’re like me and haven’t read the books, you’ve heard of it, unless you’ve been living under a rock. And it’s a good, solid premise, because these days you can’t get away with writing just any old thing for teenagers to read, or even tweens. These days they’re fussy about those things.

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Based on the hit TV Series!

The cast seems to have thinned out considerably for the newest version.

I couldn’t work up any enthusiasm to go see 21 Jump Street. The previews made it look like a mass of pratfalls and dubious physical humor, and I didn’t really want to take the chance on it. And, of course, I’ve never seen the show it was based on. If I had, maybe I would’ve wanted to try to catch all the in-jokes or maybe just see how badly they ruined the whole thing. But, typically, no one ever seems to remake anything I’ve actually watched.
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John Carter

The infamous white apes in the arena, trying to eat John

The movie 79 years in the making! That’s usually a very bad sign, of course. As a general rule, the longer a film lingers “in development”, the worse it gets. Apparently it resets after three-quarters of a century or so, though, since this one doesn’t seem to have suffered much.
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