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.
Stan Ross is a cocky baseballing legend. As he reaches 3000 hits, he retires the same day leaving his team in the mire. 9 years later it emerges that there was a miscount and that he needs 3 more hits. He gets in shape to try and rejoins his team.