After “Thor: The Dark World” topped the box office for two straight weeks, it was time for its blockbuster competition, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” to show up.
And show up it did. With a budget estimated at $50 million more than the franchise starter “The Hunger Games,” this second installment upped the ante for effects and suspense.
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A movie leading the charge into Oscar season is Steve McQueen’s adaptation of “12 Years A Slave.” After earning rave reviews on the festival circuit, the film is about to open wide, and this is this season’s must-see.
Based on the book of the same name, written by Solomon Northrup in 1853, it follows Northrup (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black family man in New York, as he is kidnapped and sold into slavery in pre-Civil War America. As Northrup is given a new identity and changes hands amongst the slaveholders in Louisiana, he faces the hardships of a time normally white-washed for the general audiences.
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We have finally reached the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe! “Thor: The Dark World” will fly into theatres November 8 and it has been well worth the wait.
Director Alan Taylor (“Game of Thrones”) has taken the helm from Kenneth Branagh and improved upon the mythology established in the 2011 film, and furthered in 2012’s “The Avengers.” Taylor keeps the “historical” feel of Asgardian civilization intact, and makes ‘The Dark World” a shining gem in the Marvel Universe.
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Next up on the billboards is “Ender’s Game.” Based on the book by Orson Scott Card in 1985, the film centers around Andrew “Ender” Wiggins, a third child born into a two-child restricted society, whose military aptitudes may lead him to be the man to save Earth from the Formics, an invading race of aliens.
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Embracing the sci-fi epidemic is the romance genre, it seems. “About Time” may seem a bit redundant, in the way of ‘Time Travelers Wife,” but it brings a bit more to the table.
“About Time” follows Tim Lake (Domhall Gleeson) in his quest for love. Upon his 21st birthday, he discovers that the males in his family can travel in time, always backwards, but never past their present moment, and dedicates this newfound power to his search for love.
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