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.
Christian Slater plays Bob, who is stuck in a world that he wants to blow up. Every day, he loads a gun, ready to shoot 6 people in his office. But everyday, he chickens out. One day, before he can chicken out, another coworker snaps and shoots people. Bob then "saves the day" and shoots the alleged shooter. From there, Bob begins a new life that he didn't necessarily earn or deserve.