The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1: a worthy follow-up to Catching Fire?

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Not gonna lie, I was a little nervous going into this film for a few reasons. First of all, now that I’ve read all of the books that the films are based on, I can confirm that Mockingjay is my least favorite of the trilogy, which seems to be the general consensus among most readers. I could go on a whole tangent about why it’s something of a letdown, but that would certainly require spoilers, and that’s not my thing. Continue reading

Duets: Big Hero 6 and Interstellar

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Another Duet for you guys today—although I have to admit that I feel kind of guilty about making mini reviews out of the two of these because they’re both great. They deserve solos, not just a duet! So forgive me for cutting corners. There’s just too much stuff out right now…which is basically the best problem ever. 🙂 Anyway, let’s sing a duet! Continue reading

Duets: Lucy and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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Time for another couple of mini reviews! As you can see, this Duet is totally dedicated to sci-fi. One of these films I actually saw quite a while back, but I couldn’t muster up the energy for a full review. The other is one I’ve been meaning to see for some time because of all the positive reviews, and I finally got around to it yesterday. The latter was totally worth a trip to the theater—the former, not so much. Continue reading

Edge of Tomorrow: a pleasant surprise for sci-fi fans

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What’s this? Another sci-fi movie? I think we can officially proclaim this the genre of the summer. I’ve been enthusiastic about most of this year’s sci-fi stuff, but Edge of Tomorrow was actually one of the films that I had every intention of avoiding. I thought, “Oh, boy. Tom Cruise doing another bland sci-fi playing the same character he plays in everything else. PASS.” But color me surprise when I started seeing good reviews for it. Continue reading

X-Men: Days of Future Past: the best X-Men film in a decade

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This is one I’ve been looking forward to for quite some time. Yes, I know I probably said the same about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but this was the superhero film I was really waiting for because I do love me some X-Men. But after a very strong start with X-Men and an even stronger second outing with X2: X-Men United (which you can read my review of here on Zoë’s lovely blog), X-Men faltered big time with the atrocious X-Men: The Last Stand. Continue reading

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: a worthwhile sequel?

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Well, here we are—just one month after the release of the fantastic Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel is at it again with everybody’s favorite Webhead, Spider-Man. Forgive me for the abundance of superhero film reviews lately—there’ll be one more coming (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and then there ought to be a break from them. Until Guardians of the Galaxy in August, anyway. Continue reading