Those reeled in by its fast-paced trailer will likely find that The Gambler disappoints with its shallow look at problem gambling and its lack of imagination. Continue reading The Gambler Doesn’t Know When to Hold ‘Em, When to Fold ‘Em
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1: How a Revolution Dies?
I tried very hard to like The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 out of respect for its more enjoyable predecessors. However, as the lengthy title makes clear, the Hunger Games series is the latest film adaptation to split its finale into multiple lucrative parts. Given the result, I am forced to seriously question the decision. Continue reading The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1: How a Revolution Dies?
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I must confess up front that I seldom get much enjoyment out of horror movies. I decided to watch Ouija on a whim and my opinion hasn’t changed. Teenagers find and play with a Ouija board, evil spirits get involved, hapless teens suffer the consequences—riveting, huh? Continue reading Ouija Bored
Distracted from Distraction by Divergent
It’s a bit ironic that Divergent tries to emphasize the importance of nonconformity while doing so little to set itself apart from the flood of dystopian films hitting theaters recently. Continue reading Distracted from Distraction by Divergent