Movie Review: The Hunger Games: The Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)

Mockinjay 2-1Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks
Director: 
Francis Lawrence

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And it’s the final episode of our Hunger Games series and yes there were tears in this final episode. Oh who am I kidding there were tears in every one of the Hunger Games films…..don’t judge me it was a tough week I was tired, emotions were running high, the moments were sad okay!

Alright, do we need a recap? Oh gosh I don’t know where the first movie ended and this one started it was literally end credit roll click 3 buttons new movie start and now we’re here. It’s all a big blur but I’ll try my best. Alright, so Katniss is the champion, her and Gale with a camera crew….okay stop damn I didn’t talk about these guys last time. How awesome are the film crew characters. I mean they are deserters from the capitol who are out for the rebellion and one of them legit has no tongue so doesn’t talk the whole time but you ALWAYS know exactly what he’s doing or talking about. Talent people talent also big mention to Natalie Dormer because yesssss badass! Continue reading Movie Review: The Hunger Games: The Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)

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Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014)

Mockinjay 1.jpgStars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks
Director:  Francis Lawrence

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I do enjoy how this movie started at the exact moment that the previous one ended because damn that cliff hanger though. Air lifting an unconscious Katniss out of the hunger games stadium as it collapsed around her and then the realisation that they saved her and not Peeta wow wasn’t that a great scene. And now here we are in district 13 where Katniss is in a recovery wing suffering from nightmares then finds out that the Capital doesn’t just have Peeta and also btw your home has been destroyed but hey cool won’t you be out hero?

You just have to feel for Katniss hey, she has been through so much and yet here’s this other president who is like yeah hi we need a champion oh and btw the Game Keeper yeah he’s my plus one and I’m a good president you can trust me……oh man Continue reading Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014)

Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

Catching Fire 1Stars:  Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson
Director:  Francis Lawrence

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Hunger Games 2 everyone….that’s right this movie marathon (thanks Netflix….feel free to sponsor me) is continued. So where did we leave off? Oh yes Katniss & Peeta won the games, President Snow showed his evil-er side with the game keeper and everyone went back home to live in the weird mostly empty Victory Village in district 12. Oh and if anyone calls spoilers for this recap my only response is why are you reading a review about a sequel if you haven’t seen the first one?? Continue reading Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

Movie Review: The Hunger Games (2012)

HUnger Games 1Stars:  Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson
Directed By: Gary Ross

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Alright yes, this is a re-watch but I randomly got the urge and discovered that all 4 were on Netflix (oh Netflix how you just know what I need at the right time) so watch I did and here we go.

Can I start by saying that I have read the books way back when these movies were first announced and, sorry to all the book fanatics, the movies are so much better! Normally I don’t say that either but in this case I think it’s valid……or also maybe I’ve just forgotten the books and blinded by the movies that I watched so recently. Oh well, whatever, movies yay! Continue reading Movie Review: The Hunger Games (2012)

Movie Review: Next Gen (2018)

Next Gen 1Stars:  John Krasinski, Charlyne Yi, Jason Sudeikis, David Cross
Directed By: Kevin R. Adams, Joe Ksander

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I stumbled across this trailer in my random browsing through Netflix and thought why not, it looks kinda cute, may as well check it out. Basically, in case you don’t know, it’s the story of Mai who is a teenage girl living in a time where robots and A.I. are everywhere and basically run everything that is used on a daily basis. Like literally, even the instant noodle cups are little robots that cheer you on as you eat. It’s creepy and hilarious and slightly terrifying that society may actually come to this. But sorry, side-tracked, anyway her father left at a young age and her mother is so obsessed with everything robot related thing that basically ignores Mai and this results in her growing to be a moody, chip on the shoulder, lonely teenager. Sprinkle in some crazy antics, a secret robot that becomes a friend and an evil villain and it makes for a fun, though rather unoriginal, movie. Continue reading Movie Review: Next Gen (2018)

Movie Review: Mandy (2018)

Mandy 1-1Stars:  Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache
Directed By: Panos Cosmatos

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Where do you I start with this psychedelic mind trip of a movie? I mean part of me is still like what the hell just happened?? While the other part of me is like…..awesome!!

Honestly the first third of the movie I was constantly questioning if the events were real or if it was all an illusion. Basically, it is this slow moving drama about a husband (Nicolas Cage) coming home from work to his wife (Andrea Riseborough) at their cabin in the woods. Okay people, any horror movie ever will tell you that a cabin in the woods is asking for trouble and this is no exception so let’s all agree to NEVER buy a damn cabin in any wood ever! Continue reading Movie Review: Mandy (2018)

Movie Review: Upgrade (2018)

Upgrade

Director: Leigh Whannell
Writers: Leigh Whannell
Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Melanie Vallejo, Steve Danielsen

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Ever since watching the trailer I was so keen to see this movie and upon watching last night (thanks to old bosses who have access to streaming links BEST!) I was not disappointed. In three words; This. Movie’s. Awesome!! While the story itself is a bit on the standard futuristic side with automated cars, houses, robotic implants and A.I. essentially controlling everything on a daily basis, there are also elements of ‘days gone by’ throughout is kind of fun. By this I mean the fact that Grey (Logan Marshall-Green) is/was a mechanic and works on muscle cars and his wife doesn’t understand how he likes them because they don’t drive themselves or talk back. Or a later scene that has him paying for something and receives the comment “Ooo paper money, how fun”.

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