The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 Film Review

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The franchise is finally over. You would think my expectations would be high because I loved the books and the first two films, but I had such a ‘meh’ response about this because I felt like I had been waiting for it for TOO long. I was over it, and I think that wasn’t helped by a disappointing and unnecessary Part 1. BUT the good news is, this attitude paid off because it was surprisingly bloody brilliant and a worthy ending to the franchise.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingay – Part I Film Review

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I desperately wanted to like this and I have been hyping it up for months so my expectations were pretty high. However, I had my reservations when they announced Mockingjay would be split into two films because I didn’t there was enough action to sustain two and I was right. In the first half of the book, it was build-up to the rebellion and setting the scene and that is essentially what happens here – making it the dullest instalment of the franchise so far.

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A Most Wanted Man: Film Review

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This is tense political thriller that has brilliant performances but does not quite deliver. I was hoping for something to the same standard as Argo and it just did not reach it.

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W magazine makes more celebs look like crap!

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Now, if you’ve been following my rant about W magazine since they made Emma Stone look awful (see here), you will appreciate this post. In the same issue, they made Kristen Stewart look like a druggie (see here), but now they’ve outdone themselves by doing a shoot of actors for a “best performances” feature.

In the feature, over thirty celebs pose for the magazine as it is celebrating their performance in a recent film. They are like the Emma and Kristen ones in that they are not glamorous and are uncomfortably normal.

The photographer, Juergen Teller prefers natural and raw photographs with no editing afterwards. It is a bold move and a refreshing choice except that the stars look worse than usual. They aren’t even wearing make-up so they just look like shit. Although, doing it this way, you can see who is a natural beauty- Keira Knightley and Jessica Chastain for example.

There a lot of pictures to choose from so I’ll just post the highlights here. If you want to see the full set of shots, click here.

 

Jack Black

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Javier Bardem

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Amy Adams

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Ben Whishaw

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Marion Cotillard

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Jessica Chastain

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Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Keira Knightley

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Matthew McConaughey

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Nicole Kidman

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Don’t you just think they are the weirdest and most random set of shots?! Not only are the celebs not looking their best but the settings are a bit strange too. The Javier Bardem and the Ben Whishaw stand out as odd. Why did Marion Cotillard say yes to being pictured fresh out the shower?! It is just so bizarre.