The easiest thing to do with Spike Lee's latest work, a "don't call it a remake" of Park Chan-wook's 2003 film Oldboy, is to simply dismiss it.
Spike Lee has been understandably adamant about describing his version of Oldboy as a “reinterpretation” rather than a remake.
Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy is a great read if you're into that sort of thing (reading), and it's shrewdly constructed.
As someone who really liked The Hunger Games I was fully prepared for Catching Fire to be a disappointment.
New couple Tom and Lucy are on their way to a music festival, to meet up with friends, camp, and explore their new relationship, when things go terribly awry.
When was the last time a movie got under your skin? Really unnerved you to the point that afterwards, you had to walk around the block or hug your dog?
Odd Thomas is a film that thinks it's aimed at geeks, a target market who would enjoy a film that wants to be The Frighteners via way of Edgar Wright. Heck, I would enjoy that film.
It would be easy to say that this film is full of unrealized potential and that is a difficulty I am having.
You may think to yourself "can an entire film play out within the confines of a workplace bathroom and not be some vain attempt by an indie filmmaker to show how cool they are?" More so