The Hunger Games

The book was better.

155 million dollar opening weekend notwithstanding, it’s just something you can’t argue with, and frankly, that is how it should be. I don’t care how much CGI magic you have penciled into your budget; it will never compare with the shit your imagination is going to envision when you’re racing through a rip-roaring story with your pulse pounding and trying to resist the urge to flip to the end of the book to find out WHAT. HAPPENS. NEXT! Continue reading

The Top Ten Films of 2011 Most Likely to Make You Hurl

Top Ten Best of Lists abound at the end of the year, and never let it be said that flicksthatmakemesick is above following the major critics like a bleating sheep. Their lists discuss the best movies that were shown, usually including an Iranian classic or two that no one else saw that makes them feel very important. But flicksthatmakemesick speaks for the people! We are not analyzing the dinosaur metaphor that clearly indicated something really symbolic in Terrance Malik’s The Tree of Life; we are attempting to keep you from throwing up on your new sweater while contemplating Tom Cruise hanging upside down on the outside of the world’s tallest building. (my advice would be do not attempt Mission Impossible on a date night. Especially in IMAX. Just sayin’.) Continue reading

Paranormal Activity 3

I took this one for the team. No, no, you don’t have to thank me; I was pretty sure it would turn out this way, but sometimes a selfless act is required. You know the whole “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few” thing? Spock was right … it’s true. It’s how I live; it’s just the way I roll. And in the words of Super Chicken, I knew the job was dangerous when I took it. Continue reading