By: Bryan Montgomery
Rating: 7 out of 10
The phenomenon that is The Hunger Games has taken the world by storm; and has now reached the pinnacle with the release of the first film in the series. Suzanne Collins’ first novel has so much meat to it that it seemed difficult to translate onto the silver screen while keeping the thematic pieces that made the original novel so strong, but Gary Ross has found a way to do that. Through outstanding acting by the leads, a strong story and nail biting action, The Hunger Games separates itself from the monotonous trends set by other young adult book-to-film adaptations (*Cough* Twilight *Cough*) to make one of the best movies so far this year.
The latest trailer for one of the biggest and most mysterious releases of the year, Prometheus, has hit the web! Check it out below, Monty will be doing a fully breakdown of the Prometheus trailer and the latest trailer of The Avengers so keep an eye open!
By: Lawrence Foster
Rating: 9 out of 10
As anyone who knows me and my movie-viewing habits knows, I am a big fan of super-hero movies.
Those same people know that I view found-footage films much the same as I do combs — useless for the most part (just look at my caricature for proof).
Naturally “Chronicle” was a dilemma for me. Do I take the plunge and hope that the super-hero aspect of the film helps me forget that it is being shot in a way I can’t stand?
I decided to take the plunge and watch “Chronicle” and I couldn’t be more pleased with what I landed in. “Chronicle” is a welcome deviation from the traditional super-hero format and as such, should be applauded.