I honestly don't have a good excuse for why it took me so long to check these movies out (and I know some might consider my actions criminal). But I must say that experiencing this saga for the first time through a 2023 lens was an interesting (...enjoyable, nail-biting, and anxiety-inducing...) experience. Plus, with the release of The Hunger Games: The Ballad of the Songbirds and Snakes, now was as good a time as any to check out the original Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay: Part 1, and Mockingjay: Part 2.
If The Lord of the Rings had you yearning for New Zealand, or Julia Roberts on a bike made you fall in love with Bali, you’re not alone. But did you grab your passport and start packing? Meet the people who did
STATE OF THE ARTS: Few American blockbusters pass by today without at least one or two of their stars appearing riddled with Botox injections and fillers. It’s distracting, frequently derails the films they’re in, and harms the performance ability of the actors themselves. Is it time we started calling it out, asks Adam White