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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Amanda Seyfried kind of fails at scary, even with a gun, but succeeds in crazy.

Amanda Seyfried is attractive and all, and she’s a pretty good actress, but I think she needs a different method of choosing scripts. In Time wasn’t all that exciting, Red Riding Hood left a lot to be desired from what I hear, and, well, I don’t like Nicholas Sparks novels, so that sort of lets Dear John out, too, though it was probably better than this flick.

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