Hunger Games is based on a book series about a dystopian future where a civil war led to the government cordoning off areas of the United States, now called Panem, into districts. To remind the citizens to not rise up against the government, each district has to supply one girl and one boy (ages 12-18) each year, known as the Reaping, to compete in The Hunger Games. It is a fight to the death where only one of the 24 kids will survive with prizes awarded to the district of the winner. The entire event is televised.
Amy and I have read the entire trilogy so we knew this would have to be a Snazzle Review for us. We do compare the movie to the book and also talk plot points so, like usual, if you want to avoid spoilers, you might want to skip the review, but if you read to the end there is a twist that no one will expect coming.
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The Golden Globes are tonight. They are my favorite award show since the celebrities are able to eat and drink before the awards start, so that makes some acceptance speeches entertaining. They also chair hop quite a bit so you never know who will be sitting where when the camera tries to find a certain celebrity. Starting tonight, 24 will be trying to kill everyone again with too much of it with two nights of two-hour episodes. Human Target will premiere tonight before moving to its regular Wednesday night. This Friday all the broadcast networks and quite a few cable channels will have holding a telethon for Haiti.
Pick of the Week
Starring: Mark Valley, Chi McBride, Jackie Earle Haley
Premieres: Sunday, January 17
Synopsis: A personal security guard puts himself in harm’s way for various clients. He doesn’t have super powers, but a bit of a suicide wish.
My Take: I love Mark Valley and hope this is the show for him. I think it looks like a lot of fun. I also love Chi McBride, even if he plays the same character in every show.
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