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.
Disguised as a wealthy entrepreneur, Chen Zhen hits the party scene and manages to become good friends with a notorious mob boss. Once he discovers a connection with the Yakuza, Chen Zhen seeks to use his vast martial arts skills to dismantle the criminal factions.
LEGEND OF THE FIST is certainly a tribute to CASABLANCA, with several scenes being very similar to the 1943 classic. For example, a scene in LEGEND OF THE FIST features the protagonist playing patriotic music to drown out a song sung by Japanese soldiers inhabiting his nightclub, which is what Rick Blane did in CASABLANCA when Nazi soldiers were in his nightclub. As a further reference, the club itself is called "Casablanca."