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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth Director: Francis Lawrence
The whole world probably saw Catching Fire the weekend it came out. With the array of young adult adaptations, The Hunger Games franchise has emerged victorious among its competitors, lining up to the success of its fellow franchises, namely Harry Potter and the Twilight franchise. While the franchise has yet to earn its ranks as one of the classics, Catching Fire delivers enough fuel to keep its audiences satisfied, triumphing over its predecessor by miles. However, the movie was still lacking in some perspective, with Mockingjay hopefully filling the void and closing the franchise with a bang.

Breaking Emotions: Surprise

For instructions, click here. For the set of emotions, click here.

It's a new set of emotions for Mettel Ray's Breaking Emotions blogathon! This week's emotions are tears and surprise. I rarely cry at sad parts of movies, so I thought I'd stick with surprise itself. 
Now You See Me The mastermind was Detective Rhodes
This is a one-time surprise, because when you see it again, you get the hints and the clues that it was actually him. I was recently talking about this movie with someone, and when the emotions this week came up, this immediately came to mind. I originally thought it might be Melanie Laurent, considering that she was always talking about magic and its history.

Shutter Island Daniels was Laeddis and he was a patient in the hospital.
I honestly thought that it really was a detective story in a spooky island with mental patients. I was wrong (sort of).  
In Bruges Harry Waters commits suicide; he thought he shot a little boy.
I honestly did not expect that mome…

Don Jon

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore
Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Don Jon was the directorial debut of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, one of the finest actors working in the industry today. It was a good debut for the actor; the film was certainly entertaining. It was geared towards men, but has elements that appeal to female viewers as well. It definitely had its mix of comedy, romance and drama, and did not fail to meet expectations. It has more than what it leads on, and despite the hasty finish, it did have its momentum and an enjoyable cast to go with it.

Breaking Emotions: Fear/Awkward

Mettel Ray is hosting another blogathon! For this week she posted fear and awkward as the emotions. I chose to do both, although the fear-inducing ones are not centered on horror films. For instructions, click here. FEAR
Schindler's List This is one of the film's powerful scenes for me, as this was the only scene where they're shown entering a gas chamber, heightening the horror experienced while watching the film.
We Need to Talk About Kevin Until now I am at awe at this film, but someone like Kevin is quite scary, as you never know what goes on in his little head of his. This scene basically culminates his performance, and the role cements Ezra Miller's career.
Gravity This is just one of the many fear-inducing scenes found in this great work by Alfonso Cuaron. The cinematic experience was amazing, but being in her situation: not so amazing.
AWKWARD
The Way Way Back
Singing on a off-key note wholeheartedly...not knowing that someone else was watching you.
Bridget Jones'…

October Round Up

New Movies Watched: 16 Repeats: 5 Total: 21
I thought I saw more movies this month, but I guess not. The last of the season premieres are starting off this month, and I'm definitely looking forward for Karl Urban's show. I've mostly spent some time binge-watching the first season of The Newsroom and Veep. I am now a converted fan of the former, while I have yet to finish the latter. I'm still catching up on September premieres myself, as I have Hostages, The Crazy Ones, The Blacklist, SHIELD and Sleepy Hollow on my watch list. If you've seen any of them, what did you think?
LINKS
Visual Review of the Films of Joe Wright from A Fistful of Films
Male and Female Sexiest Movie Stars from Empire
The works of Alfonso Cuaron and Emmanuel Lubezki from And So It Begins
The Great Gatsby review from Cinematic Paradox
Don Jon review from Mettel Ray
Sarah Silverman's failed NBC pilot from Collider
James Dean photographs from My Modern Met