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.
Nick Twisp is a quiet, meek teen living in Oakland but when his mother and boyfriend vacation in Ukiah he meets his dream girl, Sheeni. In order to return, he has to do very bad things, in the process creating a supplemental persona named Francois Dillinger.
Justin Long plays Portia Doubleday's (Sheeni) older brother in this film. In real life he dated her older sister Kaitlin Doubleday.