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Tanner Reviews The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

MockingjayPart1Poster3Sorry for missing Sunday’s post. But after a trip to Roanoke for my girlfriend to meet the family, I was kind of distracted for the majority of the week. But luckily while I was down there, I was able to make a stop into an old favorite of mine, The Grandin Theater in Roanoke Virginia to watch the latest installment in the film version of the Suzanne Collins series, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. It was around this time last year that I took a look at the second installment in the series, Catching Fire which you can read at the link provided here. I have had nothing but praise for the film series since it has come out, often heralding it as a fantastic movie rich with plot and subtext, as well as a great adaptation from the source material. With that said, my praise continues to be showered on one of the best and most entertaining series that I have seen in quite some time.

I would like to expand upon my praise for the film as an intro to the actual review, but I feel in doing so would be an effort in redundancy on the review of Catching Fire so I will leave it here and get to the synopsis. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1”

Tanner Reviews Twister

TwistermovieposterI think it is high time that I discuss ‘guilty pleasures’. Ah yes, we all have them. We all have that film or video game or TV show or whatever the hell it is that we KNOW damn well that it is terrible… And yet we can’t help but enjoy the living hell out of it. The acting is wrong, the setting is wrong, the controls are wrong, just about everything about the thing is wrong, and yet it is still something that whenever you are bored one day you can watch over and over again and never get sick of it. If you enjoy any kind of visual media and if you are reading this I am sure that you do then you have a guilty pleasure and let me assure you that there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Even the pickiest of people have them and if a person says that they do not… Odds are very likely that they are either ashamed of their guilty pleasure or are so pretentious that they have their head stuck up their ass. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Twister”