The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Josh Hutcherson Dir. Francis Lawrence When I heard the news that the second novel in the Hunger Games series was being filmed I groaned inwardly. Don’t get me wrong, the first film was good, surprisingly good, but the idea that you could take Jennifer Lawrence and associated … More The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

Pacific Rim (2013)

Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Ron Pearlman Dir. Guillermo del Toro Given the choice between a horrible death at the flippers of the Kaiju monsters and listening for more than a minute of Charlie Day’s vocal delivery, I’d choose death by Kaiju anytime. The world’s shortage of helium is caused right there, inside that … More Pacific Rim (2013)

Pandorum (2009)

Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Antje Traue, Cung Le Dir. Christian Alvart Something is wrong with a spaceship, the lights won’t work, the place is built out of metal so you can hear footsteps a quarter of a mile away. Communications are down, the crew don’t know where they are, what they’re doing or how to … More Pandorum (2009)

Man of Steel (2013)

Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russel Crowe, Antje Traue Dir. Zack Snyder The title is wrong! With everything that happens to Superman in this film, if he was made out of steel he wouldn’t last five minutes. But let’s not be churlish. Let’s forget everything that has gone before: the pantomime villains, the specs, … More Man of Steel (2013)