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.
With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money, leaving him for dead. Five months later, Porter's partners and the crooked cops on his tail learn how bad payback can be.
After writer-director Brian Helgeland's cut of the movie was rejected for being too dark, the movie was re-cut by the studio. A voiceover was added and some new scenes and a new ending were shot. Almost 10 years after the original release, Brian Helgeland has been allowed to re-cut the movie to his original intentions. Includes a documentary on the changes made.