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Time is Against the Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part One Movie Review

21 Nov

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

MockingjayPerhaps the biggest argument against The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part One is the decision by Lionsgate Studio to split the film up. Is there enough narrative to make the 390 page book fit into two films? Usually one page of dialogue in screenplay equates to one minute of screen time. A basic formula to book writing suggests that 50 to 70% of what’s written be spoken. Based on that math, there’s enough content for one movie. Ever since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows started the trend (that book has about 600 pages), Twilight Breaking Dawn followed (629) — just how many more young adult book series must imitate this cash cow formula? Sadly, most of this film felt very drawn out before the story that matters finally takes flight near the end of the second act.

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Amazing Spider-Man times Four!

17 Jun

By Ed Sum

Amazing Spider-Man CROPSony Pictures has confirmed today that they are making two more movies to turn “Amazing Spider-Man” into a quadrilogy. The second film, already deep in production, will open May 2, 2014, with the third scheduled for June 10, 2016 and the fourth May 4th, 2018.

This announcement is no surprise when considering how well this reboot has done financially. As the pressure mounts to deliver a good product, with news of certain actors playing key villains, namely Electro and Rhino, maybe this film series is building up to a showdown with Spider-Man versus the Sinister Six. The founding members of this nefarious team consists of Sandman, Vulture, Electro, Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio. The question is, just how much will this team differ from its comic book counterpart?

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