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The Hunger Games – A Review

March 25, 2012

 
This is the B-list movie everyone wants to see.  It might be shallow, derivative and cheap-looking, but none of that matters: the fan-base is ravenous.  For millions of teenage girls across America, The Hunger Games is the new Twilight.  When the audience is hungry for a film, you’ve got a hit.  Forget vampires and abstinence; fiction for Young Adults Young Women is all about dystopias now.  It’s all set in ruined futures where teenage girls have to fend for themselves… against their hormones.  The only hangover from Twilight is that cute boys still out-number the girls, by a libidinous margin of two-to-one.  Really, what you’re looking at is Sex and the City, if Carrie Bradshaw had a bow and arrow, and two Mr. Bigs.

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This Means War – A Review

March 12, 2012

 
America is a no-good boyfriend to the world: sexy, dangerous, and narcissistic.  America’s enemies are the world’s less attractive friends.  And the U.N. is, I guess, yo’ momma.  This helps explain why the world is in the state it’s in.  We all know America is crazy; a nation of gun-nuts with blood on its hands.  But that loose cannon persona is hot.  There’s no denying it.  Sensible countries, like Canada, don’t set the heart racing.  You could marry Canada, but America will always be the country that turns heads.  The new movie, This Means War, only makes sense because it’s American.  Romance and violence don’t mix so well in other nations.  In America, they’re inseparable.  This is why loving America is so likely to get you hurt.

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