Posts Tagged ‘josh hutcherson’
Big-budget screen adaptations should raise the stakes the further they go on. But "The Hunger Games" limps to a needlessly drawn-out finale.
The film, which takes itself too seriously, lurches to an anti-climactic conclusion.
Benicio del Toro anchors this solid, engaging drama that starts out a little too kiss-kiss and ends with an overabundance of bang-bang.
Mercifully shorter than its predecessors, “Mockingjay” nonetheless has a low thrills-to-doldrums ratio, with really only one action sequence to carry momentum.
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is pretty much more of the same, if you like that sort of thing.
The sequel to the YA smash hit is curiously emotionless and turgid, wallowing in exposition until the arrows start flying.
A little movie with big ambitions, "Epic" is a nice-looking animated flick with too much story going on.
Fast-moving & technically astute, this update of America under siege trades less on U.S. anxiety than bankability its stars acquired as the film sat on shelves.
The other young adult box office phenom, "The Hunger Games" actually has a brain in its head and a story to tell.
Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey star in the dark comedy "Bernie" and a little movie called "The Hunger Games" hits the shelves.
Have a taste for "The Hunger Games"? Catch Josh Hutcherson in "The Forger" on DVD & Blu-ray, as well as Toni Collette in the quirky "Jesus Henry Christ."
Sustained tension, vivid cinematography and mostly spectacular casting make this adaptation of the bestselling young adult novel a winning fighter.
"Zathura" — akin to '80s movies with effects that didn’t come at creativity’s expense — continues Nick Rogers' look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
Flawed humans, sharply drawn and spiritedly portrayed, populate this winning dramedy from Lisa Cholodenko.