“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

At two-and-a-half hours, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” has ample time to wander in and out of several versions of itself. There’s the first 45 minutes or so, a deadly-dull stretch of dreary plodding that amplifies the most boring parts of the first film. Then the next 45 minutes or so, a slightly more engaging […]

Holiday Cheer

Holiday Cheer

M.A.D. Studios in downtown Augusta is giving a little something back to the community this holiday season. Starting December 7 and wrapping up on December 21, they will show free holiday movie matinees on Saturday afternoons. Each weekend will have a different theme, but one thing all the movies have in common is that they […]

“The Book Thief”

“The Book Thief”

“The Book Thief,” the training wheels of Holocaust movies, is as pleasant an indictment of Nazi Germany as you are likely to find in cinemas this holiday season. It does many of the things that bad movies do — such as implausibly letting a little boy cheerfully swim to the bottom of a freezing-cold river […]