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.
Anthony Hopkins is the patriarch of an early 1900s family in this sweeping epic from director Edward Zwick.
Col. William Ludlow (Anthony Hopkins) is seen writing at a "standing desk." This was in part because the prop lead liked the look of the desk, but became a part of the characters back story as Hopkins along with the director decided that Col. Ludlow had injured his back during his time in military service and found it easier to write standing up. (Ref. Audio Commentary)