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

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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

Episode 44: Lucy, A Most Wanted Man, Wish I Was Here, and the Rest

One of these things is WAY better than the others.

One of these things is WAY better than the others.

In Episode 44, Doug and Dirty A discuss four disappointments and one of the year’s best. We’ll let you guess which is which, but here’s a hint, the best one has Philip Seymour Hoffman in it. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: A Most Wanted Man

most-wanted-man-posterA Most Wanted Man made me angry. Don’t get me wrong, Director Anton Corbijn’s adaptation of John le Carré’s novel of the same name is a fantastic film, but it’s also the final film Philip Seymour Hoffman completed before his death of a drug overdose last year. I’m angry that we won’t see him lead another film. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: God’s Pocket

gods_pocketMad Men’s John Slattery makes his feature directorial debut with God’s Pocket, an adaptation of Pete Dexter’s novel of the same name. The film features one of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final performances, but is it any good? Well, that may be in the eye of the beholder. Continue reading