The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Review

The first installment of the critically-acclaimed franchise saw the birth of a new action hero in the form of Academy Award-winning actress, Jennifer Lawrence, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has officially cemented the young actress as a box-office phenomenon.

After the events of the 74th Hunger Games, that saw Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mallark (Josh Hutcherson) survive a mass fight to the death, the new lovers are thrust into a world unlike anything they’ve faced yet – and the prying eyes of the Capital are following their every move.

It’s been a year, the 75th Hunger Games are fast approaching, and Katniss has become a symbol to the people against the tyranny of the Capital and President Snow (Donald Sutherland). With no time to heal from the trauma they’ve faced, Katniss and Peeta are quickly shipped off on the Victor’s Tour, a publicity journey around all 12 districts, where they soon discover a rebellion gaining momentum.

The promise of a free life, granted to all victors of the Hunger Games, is soon destroyed when President Snow plots to destroy the uprising by evoking the quarter quell, an epic battle of survival that pits all victors against one another until only one survives.

It soon becomes apparent to Katniss that these games are different, something is not quite right this time, and that to survive she will have to learn to adapt and trust those she never imagined she would.

With a phenomenal cast including Elizabeth BanksStanley Tucci, and Lenny KravitzThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a breath-taking spectacle of epic proportions that throws twist after twist, leaving you glued to the edge of your seat the entire time.

Edge of Tomorrow – Review

Arguably the world’s biggest movie star, Tom Cruise, seems to be making a name for himself of late with a series of critically-acclaimed sci-fi blockbusters – and his latest movie, Edge of Tomorrow (2014), looks set to cement him as a science-fiction icon.

Hot off the back of 2013′s box-office success, Oblivion, Cruise teams up this time with Doug Liman, director of The Bourne Identity and Mr and Mrs Smith, for the explosive new blockbuster, Edge of Tomorrow.

After Earth is invaded by an organic alien race, capable of controlling time to predict Mankind’s every move on the battlefield, Major Cage (Cruise) finds himself repeating the same day of battle over and over again after killing one of the aliens.

Unsure of what’s happening and why, Cage soon finds an ally in Rita (Emily Blunt), a renowned Special Forces soldier and poster-child for the war, who knows more about what’s happening to Cage then first meets the eye.

With her guidance and training, and the ability to restart the day every time he dies, Cage must learn to develop and hone his knowledge and skills into the perfect killing machine, if he and Rita are going to find a way of killing the alien species before they can destroy Mankind.

Edge of Tomorrow is an almost perfect infusion of character-driven drama, edge of your seat action, and a fresh new storyline that keeps you guessing throughout, and with a fantastic supporting cast, including Bill Paxton and Brendan Gleeson, audiences will almost definitely be flocking back to cinemas to see this one!