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.
Elderly villager Emily Simpson is found dead in her cottage after witnessing something unsettling in the woods. Though the doctor rules that Emily dies of natural causes, Emily's lifelong friend Lucy thinks otherwise and persuades Barnaby to launch a murder investigation
A writers circle in Midsomer Worthy invites bestselling novelist Max Jennings to attend a meeting despite the curious opposition of the group's secretary, Gerald Hadleigh. The morning after the meeting, Hadleigh is found dead, the victim of a brutal beating.
Barnaby, Joyce, and Cully all pitch in to help with an amateur theatrical production in Causton and encounter more intrigue and passion backstage than on stage. The discovery of a murder victim in a nearby lake during rehearsals has a grave impact on opening night.
In the tiny, gossipy village of Fawcett Green, the beautiful wife of a wealthy businessman has disappeared in what appears to be a kidnapping for ransom. Barnaby finds the village awash in suspects who hold the businessman responsible for losing their investments in a failed local development project.
Barnaby investigates a suspicious death at the Lodge of the Golden Windhorse, a local commune full of mystics and misfits. One cult member is an heiress who intends to leave her fortune to the commune, much to the dismay of her father.