The Hunger Games return with such a sequel twist that you can't believe writer Suzanne Collins didn't think of film when writing. Catching Fire builds up with all types of subversive messaging which is interesting but also brings into relief the limitations of the genre and film.
Cormac McCarthy’s bones and Ridley Scott's style do not make The Counselor something more than an interesting curiosity. A film that seems destined more to be remembered as that move where Cameron Diaz does that thing with the car than anything else.
Xena is reunited with Gabrielle in her home village of Potidaea but all is not what it seems and a mysterious beast is killing livestock and people. Meanwhile Gabrielle's father resents Xena's influence on his daughter.