When the first Hunger Games film was released back in 2012, it laid the foundation for a story of rebellion, a story of rising up against a corrupt and cruel government. Catching Fire in 2013 kept to that promise by expanding the world, as well as the role that Katniss Everdeen, AKA "The Girl on Fire," plays in all of this. However, it wasn't until this most recent film, Mockingjay - Part One, that we finally get to see these events that have only been hinted at before playing out on the center stage. There are a lot of expectations riding on it, both for Katniss's development and the story overall; and while there's certainly a more mature tone surrounding it, Mockingjay struggles to escape its Young Adult fiction roots and tell the story it's been promising since The Hunger Games.
Last week, rumors circulated that Disney had attached the first teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to Peter Jackson's final Hobbit movie. That idea made a lot of sense, until earlier today when sources indicated that this was not the case, and that the studio has much bigger plans for the trailer's debut.
Game of Thrones is all about family, as weird as that sounds, and given just how many characters there are in the story, it can be a challenge to remember how they're all related (and that's before all of the incest).
In what might be one of the year's most creative and eye-catching cosplay projects, photographer Sacha Goldberger has transported some of pop culture's most recognizable characters to the Renaissance. These aren't just costumes either, the photos are perfectly staged to capture the look and feel of paintings from that era.
It isn't surprising that every major studio wants their own Avengers franchise. After all, Marvel is the king of the box office at the moment, and no matter how crazy of an idea they come up with, it still makes oodles of money. So when the opportunity came up for Universal to reboot some of its classic monster movies, someone at that meeting looked up from a massive mound of cocaine and whispered... why not us?
Avatar: The Legend of Korra, Book 4: Balance may be the last animated entry into one of the best television shows of the past decade. In honor of this milestone, Channel Surfer is providing a retrospective on each Avatar season, from the original series to the latest. This is meant to be an overview for Avatar veterans, and hopefully an introduction for anyone interested in the show. This week we continue with The Legend of Korra, Book 3: Change.
It seems that the rumors are true, and Batman V. Superman will indeed feature yet another retelling of the death of Thomas and Martha Wayne. It's hard to imagine where this is going to fit in a movie that already features Wonder Woman and Superman at the very least, but it is a pretty iconic scene, and I suppose necesary to some degree if you're going to be setting up a new version of Batman.
With Over the Garden Wall, Patrick McHale (Adventure Time, Misadventures of Flapjack) gave us an American fantasy that you can love no matter your political background, and one that expands on what 'America-ness' is by connecting it to older traditions to give a wholly epic, lush world.