Things haven’t changed back home for either of them. District 12 would gladly trade the honor of producing two game champions for things like food, clothing, and a working economy. When it is revealed to Katniss that the Capital saw her willingness to die with Peeta as an act of defiance - with all of the colonies beginning to revolt - President Snow warns that failure to “tow the line” and put on the best show to quell the uprising will result in harm coming to those she loves.
Runtime: 1 hour, 32 minutes
Rated: R (for strong crude and sexual content
throughout,language, some graphic nudity, and drug use)
Director: Jeff Tremaine
Writer: Fax Bahr
Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll, Greg Harris
Let it be underscored from the outset, though, that Jackass’ Bad Grandpa is anything but plotless. It follows 8-year-old “Billy” (Jackson Nicoll) as his deadbeat mother (Georgina Cates) comes into legal trouble, leaving him in the care of 86-year-old “Irving Zisman” (Johnny Knoxville), his grandfather.
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Runtime: 1 hour, 28 minutes
Rated: R (for brief strong language)
Director: Ruairi Robinson
Writers: Sydney J. Bounds, Clive Dawson
Starring: Liev Schreiber, Romola Garai, Elias Koteas
Horror | Sci-fi | Thriller
Released late September in the UK, the film follows a team of eight explorers as they encounter tragedy while collecting specimens on the red planet. “Captain Brunel” (Elias “Shutter Island” Koteas) and team are finishing up this last Mars expedition. Crewmen “Vincent Campbell” (Liev Schreiber) and “Rebecca Lane” (Romola “Amazing Grace” Garai) are discussing what has been accomplished. Up to this point, any findings have been routine with a side helping of common equipment issues that keep needing to be addressed.
Thor: The Dark World may not be as good as the first Thor movie, but the question is: How much worse is it?
It has been nearly 40 years since Brian De Palma adapted the Stephen King novel Carrie into a well-respected horror movie in 1976. Since then, two really bad remakes came along and did our viewing pleasure some hurt. But at least for the time being, the hurt is over. Director Kimberly Pierce (Boys Don’t Cry) brings not a remake, but a “re-imagining” of the classic—one with an undeniably feminine touch.
A big-time prison escape artist “Ray Breslin” (Stallone) gets paid by the Federal Bureau of Prisons to break out of them and reveal to those who run them where its imperfections lie in order to make them safer and more secure. This guy Breslin literally wrote the book on prison escaping, but his next assignment will take him to the limit and beyond.
“Captain Phillips” (Tom Hanks) was the commander of cargo ship MV Maersk Alabama which was seized by four young pirates some 241 miles southeast of a Somali port city on April 9th, 2009. Based on the book A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea, Captain Phillips is the movie of just what happened after at first evading the desperate band, only to later be boarded by the four young men who were finally able to threaten the ship and lives of the crew.