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.
So I was at Best Buy today, and I was stopped in my tracks by what you see above. In the $5 bin was a copy of Robin Hood Men In Tights with Big Red Text, like it was another Epic Movie fartfest comedy. Is this really where we're at? Big Red Text invading the covers of otherwise decent films? Is this a new thing, or have I just managed to evade it till now?