Tag: francislawrence

Review: RED SPARROW, Hardcore Torture, Softcore Porn?

Jennifer Lawrence has made great strides in attempting to transform from the box office bombshell behind the success of films like The Hunger Games series, and the odd critical success of Silver Linings Playbook or Joy, into a legitimate, respected...

All The Big Game Spots in One Place! SOLO, A QUIET PLACE, JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM And More

[Updated 2/5/18: The full teaser trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story has been added below.] The game of games. The opportunity for history to be made tonight. Or will it go to the underdogs? We will know in a...

RED SPARROW First Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence, Russian Sex Spy

In the upcoming thriller Red Sparrow, Jennifer Lawrence reteams with director Francis Lawrence -- he helmed three of the Hunger Games installments -- and the first trailer paints her as a Russian sex spy. Frankly, I am baffled by the...

Opening: THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1, Super-Sized But Far From Filling

With two global smashes that have banked $1.5 billion between them, the Hunger Games series has captured the imagination of spectators around the world with a well-balanced combination of spectacle and emotional depth. Mockingjay - Part 1, the first part...

Destroy All Monsters: Katniss Everdeen's Utopia

A girl like Katniss Everdeen has to travel a long way to become a hero - further than the Capital, or the Arena; she has to travel past the end of the world itself, into an unvarnished future iteration of...

Review: THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Kicks It Up A Notch, Sets the Stage For A Grand Finale

Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy is a great read if you're into that sort of thing (reading), and it's shrewdly constructed. The first book, memorably adapted last year into a star-making vehicle for Jennifer Lawrence, focuses on the Hunger Games...

Destroy All Monsters: Divergent Twilight, Catching Fire

First of all, this neo-genre needs a name. There are enough entries now, and whatever movement Twilight started in Hollywood ain't stopping. The stories tend to fall under either creature fantasy (The Mortal Instruments, The Twilight Saga) or near-future science...

Jennifer Lawrence Must Die in THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Trailer

Director Francis Lawrence is keeping tensions and stakes high in the second installment of Lionsgate's big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins' novels. Jennifer Lawrence reprises her role as Katnis Everdeen, hero of Sector 12 and winner of the brutal bloodsport,...