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.
Fed up Mafia wife Angela de Marco (Michelle Pfeiffer) wants out of "the life" and gets her chance when mob boss Tony Russo (Dean Stockwell) ices her hit-man hubby (Alec Baldwin), who's been boinking the don's mistress. Determined to escape and start anew, Angela flees to the city, young son in tow. But with a lovesick Tony, his harridan wife (Mercedes Ruehl) and a G-man (Matthew Modine) on Angela's tail, freedom may come at a price.