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Film, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire": A Girl Torn Between Two Boys and an Evil President

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire": A Girl Torn Between Two Boys and an Evil President

The seeds of rebellion take root in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, an across-the-board superior sequel thanks in part to the stewardship of Francis Lawrence. Ditching predecessor Gary Ross' ceaseless shaky-cam, Lawrence's direction has a clean precision that amplifies the…
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Film, <i>Legend</i> Has It

Legend Has It

There are two momentous performances in the Darwinian horror fable I Am Legend. One is by the movie's star, Will Smith — but more about him in a minute. The other is by the movie's visual effects — not the…
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Film, Still the One

Still the One

At first (and second and maybe even third) glance, it's all so familiar: Keanu Reeves shrouded in a black trench coat that flaps behind him like a superhero's wings, moving between netherworlds and a real world used as a battleground,…
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