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.
It's The Good, The Bad and The Ugly meets Seven Samurai set in Iraq. A group of soldiers goes out to search Saddam's treasure but end up finding a village that needs their help. A homage to spaghetti westerns, written in 3 weeks time.