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The Empire Strikes Back

Movie Review — The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

November 23, 2013

Last year’s controversial breakout hit, The Hunger Games, left audiences enthralled and wanting more.  The story takes place in a future North America where 12 districts support an opulent and oppressive Capitol, which keeps those districts poor and dependent on them like feudalistic vassal states.  The Hunger Games is not simply a story about kids-killing-kids [...]

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Director Irwin Kershner Dies at 87

November 29, 2010

The man who directed my favorite Star Wars movie, Irwin Kershner, died today at the age of 87.  Kershner was also known for directing Never Say Never Again, the last Connery-Bond film, the “Amazing Stories” TV series, along with many others. But, it is 1980s’ The Empire Strikes Back that makes Kershner something special.  Star [...]

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