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“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014)

The penultimate film in┬áthe franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014, dir. Francis Lawrence) begins where the last film ended. Its synopsis is as follows: When Katniss destroys the games, she goes to District 13 after District 12 is destroyed. She meets President Coin who convinces her to be the symbol of rebellion, while […]

Divergent (2014): “If you don’t fit into a category, they can’t control you.”

It’s yet another young adult fiction dystopian future fantasy turned into a film series! Divergent (2014, dir. Neil Burger) is based on the popular trilogy of novels by Veronica Roth, and stars Shailene Woodley as Tris, a special young woman with hidden abilities. Its synopsis is as follows: In a world divided by factions based […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

The Fault In Our Stars (2014, dir. Josh Boone), adapted from the book of the same name by prolific young adult author John Green, is, as the poster states, one sick love story. Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) is a seventeen year old girl who has terminal thyroid cancer, but lives an otherwise normal life. […]