“The Hunger Games” franchise has been a fierce success, both from the critics’ and public’s side. Since it premiered, there have been similar sci-fi YA adaptations; “Enders’ Game,” “Divergent,” “The Giver” and “The Maze Runner.” I greatly enjoyed every single one of them, but “The Hunger Games” reigns supreme.
If there’s one movie I was most looking forward to seeing this year, it was “Interstellar.” With a story shrouded in mystery, ambitious visual effects, directed by an acclaimed director and starring a top flight cast, it’s one of the most anticipated movies of 2014. “Interstellar” is imperfectly perfect in its stellar storytelling, simplicity of the plot and complicated details. A celestial tapestry of space exploration, time bender and heartfelt human story, it earns its place among the stars.
Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal, “Source Code”) is desperate for a job. He scours and scrapes for anything. One night he runs into a freelance videographer (Bill Paxton, “Edge of Tomorrow”) filming a crash rescue, a footage that can be sold as headline exclusive to the highest bidding news station. This speaks to him on a primal level.
As a sci-fi fan, I wasn’t running to the theater to see “The Maze Runner.”
The trailer first seen at WonderCon and the 20th Century Fox press conference I attended at Comic-Con earlier this year didn’t generate nearly as much anticipation as “The Hunger Games” or “Divergent.” And the story didn’t come across as thought-provoking as “The Giver.”
September is halfway over everyone and Fall will officially arrive this weekend. Not that anyone can tell with the recent heat wave and that crazy thunderstorm that blew in last Tuesday. Thankfully the weather seems to have cooled down a smidge. To help handle the heat, I encourage everyone to go to the movies. Nice cool and air conditioned with a good flick and good group of people. What a better way to spend your time? To help you decide what movie to go see we have provided a list of recent movie releases.