Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Remember who the enemy is. Now playing in theaters everywhere is the second movie in The Hunger Games series, titled Catching Fire, picking up where The Hunger Games left off following Katniss Everdeen of Panem's District 12. Director Francis Lawrence takes over the reins of this sci-fi series, delivering a much darker but much bigger sequel. Jennifer Lawrence returns to lead the way with Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci & Elizabeth Banks. Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Lionsgate's Catching Fire.
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "I gave you my word, that I would return." Now showing everywhere is the latest Marvel Studios movie, Thor: The Dark World, following up Thor from 2011 after The Avengers. Chris Hemsworth returns as the God of Thunder, along with the rest of the cast: Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgård & Rene Russo. "Game of Thrones" veteran Alan Taylor directs this epic sequel. So how is it? Better than the first movie or not? If you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Marvel's Thor: The Dark World.
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Remember: the enemy's gate is down. First published in 1985, now hitting the big screen in 2013. Orson Scott Card's sci-fi story Ender's Game has been adapted into a movie by writer/director Gavin Hood (of Tsotsi, X-Men Origins: Wolverine previously), starring Asa Butterfield as young Ender Wiggin, recruited by Harrison Ford as Col. Graff to the International Fleet. There he trains to command an army and prevent another attack on Earth. So how is it? Does it live up to the book at all? If you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Gavin Hood's Ender's Game.
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Sin is a choice. Now in theaters is the latest movie from Ridley Scott, following up his sci-fi Prometheus with a dark drama written by Cormac McCarthy (of No Country for Old Men) titled The Counselor. The cast is lead by Michael Fassbender as "The Counselor" who works with a group of nefarious characters including Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz & Brad Pitt. Penélope Cruz also plays the love interest. So how is it? Does that cast make this an instant classic, or is it all about the script? If you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Ridley Scott's The Counselor.
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "Look at me... I am the Captain now!" Now playing is the latest film from Paul Greengrass, an intense real-life thriller titled Captain Phillips telling the story of Captain Richard Phillips, played by Tom Hanks, and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the MV Maersk Alabama. The cast features a number of unknowns, including Barkhad Abdi who plays the lead Somali pirate named Muse, and Max Martini, who plays a SEAL commander. So how is it? One of the best of the year or not? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Greengrass' Captain Phillips.
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Don't let go. After years of waiting, delays, hype and anticipation, it's finally here. Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity arrives in theaters everywhere in 3D this weekend. This is one of those spectacular movies that is a must see on the biggest screen around. Sandra Bullock stars with George Clooney as NASA astronauts who experience a major catastrophe in space and attempt to return safely to Earth. Does it live up to the hype? Does it compare at all to space classics like 2001: A Space Odyssey? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your own thoughts on Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity.
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? The closer you are to death, the more alive you feel. Now showing in theaters is Ron Howard's Rush, telling the story of rival Formula One drivers Niki Lauda (played by Daniel Brühl) and James Hunt (played by Chris Hemsworth). The two raced against each other in the 1970s, with Lauda ending up in a fiery crash that almost took his life, but he was back out on the track again within weeks. So how is the new Ron Howard movie? As good as the trailers look? Does it have problems or is it perfect? If you've seen it, leave a comment with your own thoughts on Ron Howard's Rush.
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Every moment matters. Now showing in theaters is Prisoners, a chilling new crime drama featuring a Black List screenplay by Aaron Guzikowski, directed by French-Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve. In the film, Hugh Jackman and Terrence Howard play fathers of daughters who are kidnapped, and the two set off to find them. Jake Gyllenhaal plays a detective trying to put all the pieces together before time runs it. So how is it? Does it live up to all the buzz? Is it as good as Zodiac? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Villeneuve's Prisoners.
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? It will take what you love most. Now in theaters is the second horror film directed by James Wan this year, a sequel to the 2010 indie hit Insidious. Picking up moments after the first film ends, Insidious: Chapter 2 brings back Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne as the parents of a family haunted by a malevolent force from the spirit world. Leigh Whannell & Angus Sampson are also back as investigators Specs & Tucker. So how is this one? Is it as good as the first film, or worse? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your own thoughts on James Wan's Insidious: Chapter 2.
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "You're not afraid of the dark, are you?" Returning to theaters is the character Richard B. Riddick, played by Vin Diesel, in the newest Pitch Black sequel titled simply Riddick directed by David Twohy (interview here). Left for dead on a barren planet, Riddick ends up hunted by a bevy of hungry bounty hunters while fending off viscous native creatures. So how is this one? Better than 2004's Chronicles of Riddick or 2000's Pitch Black, or much worse? How is Katee Sackhoff as one of the bounty hunters? If you've seen it, leave a comment with your own thoughts on Twohy's Riddick.
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "Grab anything you can use as a weapon." After being held for release for two years by Lionsgate, the home invasion horror film You're Next has finally arrived. It first premiered at TIFF/Fantastic Fest back in 2011 and earned rave reviews, but was held until 2013. In the film, a family gathers at their mansion home but comes under attack by animal mask-wearing intruders. One of the new guests, a girl named Erin (Sharni Vinson), steps up and starts kicking ass. So how is it? Does it live up to all the hype? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your own thoughts on You're Next.
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Time for Total Annihilation. Now playing in US theaters everywhere is Edgar Wright's The World's End, his conclusion to the Cornetto Trilogy starring Simon Pegg & Nick Frost. This time, the two join three other childhood friends in an attempt to finish the epic pub crawl they started 20 years ago in their hometown. But they unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival. So how is it? Best Edgar Wright movie yet or his worst? How are the five lead actors? What was your favorite part? Once you've seen it, leave a comment below with your own thoughts on The World's End.
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? They're back! Kick-Ass, the friendly everyman hero in the green leotard, plus his friend Hit-Girl. Based on comics by Mark Millar & John Romita Jr., the sequel Kick-Ass 2 has hit theaters. Aaron Taylor-Johnson returns as Dave Lizewski, the hero who inspired a group of masked vigilantes. Chloe Moretz is back as Hit-Girl, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse goes for revenge after his dad was killed in the first movie. Jim Carrey and Donald Faison show up in this one, too. So how is it? Better than the first? If you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Kick-Ass 2.
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "They will hunt you to the edge of the Earth for this." The 2013 summer of sci-fi concludes with Elysium, the second feature film from visionary filmmaker Neill Blomkamp who brought us the outstanding District 9 in 2009. This time Blomkamp has Matt Damon playing the unlikely hero in a future where the wealthy citizens of Earth reside on an orbiting space station that can cure any disease. Damon must confront the likes of Jodie Foster as the Secretary of Defense and her merc Sharlto Copley. If you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Blomkamp's Elysium.