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I am also surprised that Forrest Gump won. It was highly entertaining but was it cinematically worthy? If people are hard on DWW, I think Braveheart, Titanic, Forrest Gump etc. are examples of entertaining movies that possibly deserved box office success, but not necessarily recognition from their peers as the highest award one can receive.
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You're actually a nihilistic sociopath wrapped up in a Canadian flag pretending to be some giant intellect tapping away from a southern French shed.---Broonale
Saw the Hunger Games. Hard to believe it was my first movie for grups with my wife in seven years! (Having young kids has limited our screen choices a lot.)
Approached as an adaptation of a novel for young adults, I thought it was pretty well done. I liked the casting of Woody Harrelson as Haymitch, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, and Lenny Kravitz as Cinna. The casting for Rue, Primrose, and the mom was good. The minority casting was nice. Very nice.
Jennifer Lawrence was competent, if miscast (not skinny and hungry enough). I didn't like Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman so much, as he overacted (although the role was OTT to begin with). The contrasts between the districts (very gritty, realistic) and Capitol (very artificial and cheesy in makeup and costume) were odd. If the latter had been somehow more realistic (although still in extreme contrast) it would have been better. Had I not read the book, I would have had an even stronger reaction on the cheesiness.
I didn't like the occasional overuse of the shaky cam technique. Fortunately, it was occasional.
Tension was good. Very good.
I felt they left out what parts of the book they needed to for a successful adaptation.
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Good review, if you plan to see the second Hunger Games movie, I thought Peter K. Rosenthal did a good review.
Anyone seeing Avengers: Infinity war on the 25th? Tickets already on sale.
"Lo urgente no deja tiempo para lo importante". Mafalda
None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you’re carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There’s no time for anything else
The first Avengers movie put me to sleep. Twice. In the cinema.
Oil City Confidential. Good stuff. Watch this and be blown away. My favourite band of all time. ALL time.
You should try Thor Ragnarok, if for no reason but for Korg. Pretty funny Bro Movie.
Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash.
Sir Winston Churchill
Heathen filth, the lot of you.
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