‘The Hunger Games:’ So what’s the point?
Elizabeth Banks and Jennifer Lawrence star in “The Hunger Games.”
- ‘The Hunger Games’
★★ (out of four)
2012, Dir. Gary Ross, U.S., PG-13
- New films
‘The Cabin in the Woods’
Director: John Goddard.
Starring: Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford.
The plot: Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for.
Genre: Horror, thriller.
‘The Three Stooges’
Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly.
Starring: Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos.
The plot: While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry and Curly stumble into a murder plot.
- Film roundup
“21 Jump Street”
★★★ 1/2 (out of four)
It is not a work of art. Clearly, it will not be winning any awards. But I will say this for it: When I walked into the theater, I had endured a particularly rough day full of sorrow and pity and pretty much every other bad emotion you can imagine, and the absolute last thing I wanted to do was watch yet another awful adaptation of an equally awful ’80s television show. Two hours later, I walked out of the theater smiling, lightly chuckling to myself in remembrance of some of the movie’s funnier gags, and generally just feeling a lot better about life and my place in the universe. The experience bordered on the spiritual.
Posted: Friday, April 6, 2012 9:02 am
I humbly apologize for my absence last week. An unfortunate occurrence in my personal life prevented me from making a trip to the theater, but things have calmed down and it’s back to the grind.
Today we’ve got a belated review of “The Hunger Games” (I would have liked to include it last time along with all the other “HG”-related goodies, but I suppose it’s just as well since I’d have been quite the party-pooper anyway), to be followed in the coming weeks by “American Reunion” and “The Cabin in the Woods” before we cascade into a hellish two-week void until “The Avengers” inevitably rocks our socks off and ushers in the deluge of major summer releases. Not the best plan, but at least it’s something.
Friday, April 6, 2012 9:02 am.