The team takes on the big film of the season, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Also on tap are the documentary Dear Mr. Watterson, about the creator of Calvin and Hobbes, and a revival of Seven Samurai, among other films.
A skeleton staff covers the new version of Great Expectations, as well as the romantic comedy The Best Man Holiday, the Criterion DVD set Three by Rossellini, and then have a wide ranging discussion of movies that blend live action and animation.
This week a full complement of the reviewers discuss the controversial sci-fi war film Ender’s Game, The Motel Life, Computer Chess, and – with the help of Marvel comics expert Jordan Lewis, of All Classical Portland – Thor: The Dark World.
The team spends a great portion of the show discussing Gravity, the new outer space adventure, with some remarks also on new films such as C.O.G., the gross-out comedy Bad Milo, and Informant, a documentary about an environmentalist turned government snitch.
A mere trio of reviews take on the race car movie Rush, the porn addition rom-com Don Jon, the adult rom-com Enough Said, with James Gandolphni’s last role, the sniper docu-drama Blue Caprice, and the Robert Reich documentary Inequality for All.