The Hunger Games (2012 Film) Review

I never read the books in The Hunger Games trilogy, but it was hard to ignore the hype over the movie. When I heard a summary of the plot, my mind almost instantly compared it to Battle Royale, a Japanese book, film, and comic that features a lethal competition between classmates televised for the pleasure…

Silver Linings Playbook (2012 Film) Review

When Silver Linings Playbook came out, it had been largely ignored by me. But I took more notice when Jennifer Lawrence (who also played the main hero in The Hunger Games) won a Oscar for Best Actress for her role in the film. I wasn’t too terribly sure if I’d like it, but I was…

American Hustle (2013 Film) Review

I had heard of American Hustle last year but never got to see it in theaters. While the film did very well critically, I also wanted to see it because the main cast have had notable roles in super-hero movies. Christian Bale was Batman, Amy Adams was Lois Lane, Jennifer Lawrence was Mystique, Jeremy Renner…

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014 Film) Review

I’ve been meaning to watch X-Men: Days of Future Past ever since it premiered. On my birthday, my family went to see a movie and luckily the inexpensive theater was still showing it. Most of the X-Men movies have been pretty good, however two of them were very lackluster. I loved the prequel First Class,…