In the parcel of land once known as North America, ravaged by drought, storms, floods and war, a new country is born. It is called Panem, and in it lives a teenager faced with an impossible decision. There are few other options. The government has seen to that. Every year, two children from each of the 13 districts are chosen to participate in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death. Your name is called. You go...unless someone volunteers to go in your stead.
The mind-numbing summer movie season is finally, mercifully, coming to an end and, as any award show junkie can tell you, fall ushers in the season of Oscar contenders. Here's a list for the following months of all the movies that could be named big winners in next year's award show circuit. Keep in mind that films like "The Tree of Life" and "The Devil's Double" are also contenders, even though they've been released early.
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are two of the most effortlessly funny people working today and in their new film, "The Trip," they prove why.
Summer is often a mixed bag when it comes to entertainment. Good films are usually sandwiched between awful, loud shoot-um-ups, TV shows are light, fluffy summer fun, and the radio is inundated with guilty pleasure music that we'll swear we hated by the time winter rolls around.
Since Sam Reimi's "Spider-Man" debuted in 2002, superhero movies have become the new norm. However, in the last few summers, they've grown old and tired, and it seemed that "Captain America: The First Avenger" would be another casuality.
A crude Australian man in a cheap dog suit and a painfully awkward single dad just trying to get by. They don't exactly sound like the most common TV stars, but when has anything on FX ever been common?
"Super 8," the new sci-fi thriller directed by J.J. Abrams, has a lot going for it. It's set in the ‘70s, a decade ripe for funky styles and awesome music. The plot features a conspiracy involving the U.S. Air Force and a whistle-blowing scientist. And Elle Fanning, Dakota's darling younger sister, stars as a moody teenager who's victim to circumstances beyond her control.
Robert Pattinson proves he is more than just a sparkly bloodsucker in his latest film, "Water for Elephants." Outshining two Oscar winners in most of his scenes, Pattinson delivers with passion and intensity absent from the "Twilight" films.