The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ The second installment ofย The Hunger Gamesย series (three books and four films) is a riveting dystopian thriller that leaves other, bigger blockbusters released in 2013 in the dust. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is back in District 12 after having won the previous year’s edition of The Hunger Games. But as her…

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Iron Man 3 (2013)

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ The latest entry in the Marvelย echelon of superhero movies, Iron Man 3 is an adrenaline-fueledย blastfest that works mainly because it is carried on the able shoulders of Robert Downey Jr. Tony Stark (Mr Downey Jr.) is suffering from sleep deprivation because of PTSD following New York’s alien invasion (vide The…

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The Watch (2012)

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Ben Stiller leads an all-star cast in this below average comedy/sci-fi/horror/adventure film that does little to bank on the talent it has at its disposal. Evan Trautwig (Ben Stiller) is a manager at the local Costco store where his night security guard is brutally murdered. Being an active member of…

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Looper (2012)

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ It is refreshing to come across a sci-fi film that is less concerned with being clever than it is with telling a human tale of fallible human beings. Time travel becomes illegal almost as soon as it is invented but this does not stop mafia bosses from making use of…

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The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ With just a decade separating the reboot from the debut, the new Spider-Man film is a mixed bag of contradictions, managing to look both fresh and stale, exciting and predictable. Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is a shy high school student bold enough to stand up to bullies and getting beaten…

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ With a title like that, one would assume that Timur Bekmambetov‘s latest film is going to be campier than a Dr. Frank-N-Furter themed Freshers’ party. Well, it’s not. A young Abraham Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) is looking for Jack Barts (Marton Csokas), the man who murdered his mother. He obviously wants…

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Limitless (2011)

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Neil Burger‘s film is fast, furious and polished to such an extent that at times you feel the need to put on sunglasses. Edward Morra (Bradley Cooper) is a science-fiction author whose great novel is just waiting to be written. In the meantime he is biding his time as a…

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