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Movie Review: The Hunger Games

29 Mar

The Hunger Games seems to have taken the world by storm. Suzanne Collins’s ‘young adult’ fiction series has sold hundreds of thousands of copies and has been translated in more than 26 languages. I ad previously done a post previewing the film after it garnered so much hype at the most recent VMAs. I must add here, as I’m a bit of a Harry Potter nerd that this is most certainly not stepping on Harry Potter turf yet and is not expected to.

The story follows Katniss Everdeen, a teenager who lives in Panem, a nation in a dystopian future where North America has been destroyed. Panem has been divided into twelve districts and an affluent Capitol. Our heroine, Katniss, hails from one of the poorer districts, District 12. Due to people in the past rebelling against the Captiol, The Hunger Games have been set up. These are games in which a boy and a girl between the ages of 12-18 must be chosen from each district to fight to the death. Katniss’s twelv year old sister gets chosen so Katniss decides to volunteer in order to save her sister.
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Movie Review: Coriolanus

21 Jan

Shakespeare adaptations in movies haven’t always worked out so greatly. Hamlet in 1990 with Glenn Close and Mel Gibson wasn’t so great. The Baz Luhrman Romeo and Juliet had potential but didn’t turn out to be a great film. There have been some great ones though. Take Kenneth Branagh’s brilliant rendition of Henry V, for example. Ralph Fiennes’s Coriolanus definitely fits into the great category.

Coriolanus is a tragedy written by Shakespeare sometime between 1605 to 1608. Caius Martius Coriolanus (Fiennes) despises the people of Rome. His extreme views cause riots to break out and panic is filed throughout the city. He is desperate to seek revenge on the city and his arch enemy Aufidius (Gerard Butler).
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The Hunger Games – Discussion

31 Aug

I agree with what Adam Levine said about the VMAs, they’re the one day a year that MTV pertains to care about music. Let’s face it, music isn’t on it very much. Most of the time it’s Jersey Shore, Sweet 16 or other original reality shows. Judging by twitter afterwards music waasnt the biggest talk of the awards. More Lady Gaga’s costume (once again) but the biggest thing was The Hinger Games trailer. I hate the VMAs so I don’t watch, but with newspapers and the Internet I kind of saw what was going on.

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The Hunger Games is a series of books by Suzanne Collins that was inspired by TV channel surfing. It follows Katniss as she lives with her mother and sister in the remains of the U.S. And her having to go into a programme where she has to kill ore kids. It covers a range of themes centering on oppression, a dystopian world and starvation. Am I the only one who thinks this sounds a bit weird?

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