There's no time to blink in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Thrilling from start to finish, the dystopian sci-fi film picks up the story of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) a few months after their triumph in the 74th Annual Hunger Games, the subject of the first film in the blockbuster series based on the Suzanne Collins trilogy.
Gavin Hood, the director of the eagerly anticipated movie representation of the classic 1985 sci-fi novel by Orson Scott Card, "Ender's Game" lived up to the hype and delivered a pleasurable and memorable experience.
Marvel's stranglehold on the superhero movie business is still well in place and their grip tightens with Alan Taylor's "Thor: The Dark World". This latest installment in the story of Marvel Comics' Norse hero is the sequel to Kenneth Branagh's "Thor" and the eighth installation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel has put out a slew of movies over the last few years that depict the caped crusaders of their comic book universe and "The Dark World" is one of their stronger releases.
For many Blazers, the prospect of additional Potter films is exciting. "I love Harry Potter. I want there to be more," senior Michelle McGhee, who self identifies as a Ravenclaw, said. Her wish might just be fulfilled.
When two high-tech tycoons pledge a battle to the corporate death, there are no rules. As Nicholas Wyatt, the CEO of one of the rival companies, explains to Adam Cassidy, "It's business Adam. There's no right; there's no wrong. It's just winning or losing."