Ian's Movie Reviews
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Posts Tagged ‘jennifer lawrence

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

March 29, 2015

Okay, lets talk.  We need to chat about book adaptations.  I confess there was a time when being faithful to the source material was important to me.  I remember having a number of nitpicks when the Lord of the Rings trilogy came out, for example.  But over time, the movie fan in me has grown […]

My 2013-2014 Oscar Predictions – Part 4: The Majors

February 6, 2014

Now I finish my predictions with the “big 6”: the acting categories, director and of course Best Picture. BEST PICTURE: American Hustle (Sony), Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon, Producers Captain Phillips (Sony), Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features), Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, […]

Silver Linings Playbook

May 3, 2013

Silver Linings Playbook is essentially a romantic comedy involving people with mental health issues. But the question is, is that enough to set it apart from that most trite of genres? The answer, surprisingly, is yes. The characters and their unique problems are just enough to make this a watchable and enjoyable film, despite how […]