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.
San Te thought he was helping his school and community when he joined the uprising against the local Manchurian government until their military strikes back, razing the school and sending San Te in hiding. Taken in reluctantly by the Shaolin temple San Te advances through their 35 chambers of kung fu faster than any monk in history. With his training complete, San Te returns to his homeland to put his knowledge to good use and guard the people against the machinations of their power hungry overlords.