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.
A man who flies nearly every day as part of his job, grapples with the prospect of letting it go.
A large amount of the people we see fired in the film are not actors but people who were recently laid off. The filmmakers put out ads in St. Louis and Detroit posing as a documentary crew looking to document the effect of the recession. When people showed up, they were instructed to treat the camera like the person who fired them and respond as they did or use the opportunity to say what they wished they had. A way to discern who are the actors and who are the real people is that the real people do not have dialogue with George Clooney or Anna Kendrick, as they were shot separately. Jason Reitman did this intentionally, feeling that the real people would freak out Clooney and Kendrick.
Ryan's sister, Kara, asks him to take a giant photo of Ryan's other sister, Julie, and her husband-to-be and take pictures of him holding the photo in front of famous landmarks on his travels, "...kind of like that gnome in the French movie."
If you think about it, your favorite memories, the most important moments in your life, were you alone? Life's better with company.