Doug Reviews: X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

After sixteen years of just fighting Magneto, the X-Men finally have another one of their major villains turn up on screen in X-Men: Apocalypse—sorry, Kevin Bacon’s hammy Sebastian Shaw doesn’t count. Does the film raise the series to new heights or does it signal the end of the world? Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Joy (2015)

Director David O. Russell and Jennifer Lawrence team for a third time with Joy. Does this one rekindle the magic from their previous collaborations, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle? Continue reading

Doug Reviews: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)

Well, that’s settled. Finally, the world can rejoice with the concluding chapter in the Hunger Games trilogy tetralogy—rejoice because it’s over. Thank God I’ll never have to hear the names Peeta or Gale ever again. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Mockingjay Part 1

the-hunger-games-mockingjay-part-1-final-posterA few years ago, Warner Brothers started the trend of taking the final volume of an adaptation and splitting it into two films. That film/adaptation was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Lionsgate has continued this questionable trend with the final volume of the Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay. Harry Potter was 759 pages, while Mockingjay was 400. The former probably deserved the split film treatment, while the latter just feels like it’s milking the audience. Continue reading