Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

The good news is, it’s over. The bad news is, you’ve got to endure two and a half numbing hours to get to the finish line. (My advice: Screw the finish line. Life is too short for this.) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (or Hunger Games 3.5, if you like) gives us the second half, more or less, of the third novel in this trilogy, and it hews closely to the source material. It’s interesting that, while the original novel was not exactly thrilling literature, the story’s flaws were not nearly so evident on the page as they are on the screen. Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Director:¬†Francis Lawrence Starring:...

Spectre

In the fourth James Bond outing for Daniel Craig, and the second for director Sam Mendes, the filmmakers are clearly trying to pull out all the stops, but the trouble is, they’re the wrong stops. Spectre has what we want from a Bond movie: A lot of action as our super-spy attempts to...