Actors: Jennifer Lawrence

Poster for the movie "X-Men: Apocalypse"

X-Men: Apocalypse

Too much CGI for my liking. Suffering from the “getting too big for its boots” syndrome where reality is suspended and the lives of mortals are set aside for the sake of the set pieces and the world-spanning drama that ensues. In my most humble of opinions, such threats should be sandboxed elsewhere and not on Earth as it’s too familiar. Star Wars destroyed planets but kept the story human. Marvel is (or at least some studios producing their films are) drifting into one out of two.

X-Men: Apocalypse

Only the strong will survive

20162 h 24 min
Overview

After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

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Director Bryan Singer
Runtime 2 h 24 min
Release Date 18 May 2016
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Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status
Movie Rating Average
Actors
Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac, Rose Byrne, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Lucas Till, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Hardy, Alexandra Shipp, Lana Condor, Olivia Munn, Warren Scherer, Rochelle Okoye, Monique Ganderton, Fraser Aitcheson, Abdulla Hamam, Hesham Hammoud, Antonio Daniel Hidalgo, Al Maini, Berdj Garabedian, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Konechny, Emma Elle Paterson, Manuel Sinor, Gustave Ouimet, Lukas Penar, Ryan Hollyman, Joanne Boland, Nabeel El Khafif, Manuel Tadros, Abanoub Andraous, Aladeen Tawfeek, Carolina Bartczak, T. J. McGibbon, Davide Chiazzese, Sebastian Naskrent, Boris Sichon, Martin Skorek, Kamil Orzechowski, Michael Terlecki, Ahmed Osman, Ziad Ghanem, Moataz Fathi, Tómas Lemarquis, James Loye, Zehra Leverman, Herb Luft, Stan Lee, Joan Lee, Stephen Bogaert, John Bourgeois, Conrad Coates, Dan Lett, Adrian G. Griffiths, Shawn Campbell, Joe Cobden, Henry Hallowell, Danielle Dury, Naomi Frenette, Aj Risi, Raphaël Dury, Ian Rosenberg, Erika Heather Mergl, Tauntaun, Mary-Piper Gaudet, Josh Madryga, Scott Cook, Allen Keng, Tally Rodin, Francis Limoges, Tsu-Ching Yu, Karl Walcott, Desmond Campbell, Ian Geldart, John Ottman, Linda Joyce Nourse, Zeljko Ivanek, Christopher B. MacCabe, Chris Cavener, Ronald Tremblay, Joseph Bellerose, Philippe Hartmann, Sebastien Teller, Alexander Peganov, Simon Therrien, Patrice Martre, James Malloch, Vladimir Alexis, Jason Deline, Hugh Jackman
Poster for the movie "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2"

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

Better than Part 1, though both need to be seen to get the context. It felt a little like a return to the second movie by incorporating “the games” in the city, though didn’t really explain why the entire city was boobytrapped with game devices (multitudes of traps). Overall a respectable finish to the series, even if it felt like Act III was dragged out over 2 movies.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

20152 h 17 min
Overview

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.

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Director Francis Lawrence
Runtime 2 h 17 min
Release Date 18 November 2015
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Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status
Movie Rating Good
Actors
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Mahershala Ali, Wes Chatham, Natalie Dormer, Elden Henson, Evan Ross, Patina Miller, Paula Malcomson, Stef Dawson, Meta Golding, Gwendoline Christie, Robert Knepper, Omid Abtahi, Eugenie Bondurant, Sarita Choudhury, Brandon Cyrus, Michelle Forbes, Thomas Blake Jr., Linds Edwards, Toby Jones, Joe Chrest, Mark Jeffrey Miller, Desmond Phillips, April Grace, Phillip Troy Linger, Misty Ormiston, Kim Ormiston, Elle Graham, Lacy Dmitriew, Kate Rachesky, David Hallyday, Bear Lawrence, Theodore Lawrence, Gary Sievers, Emma Elle Roberts, Alexander Yassin, Lauren Henneberg, Jasmine Ahnie, Sue-Lynn Ansari
Poster for the movie "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1"

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

The previous instalment raised the bar on the games, but this aftermath and development of the rebellion – though relevant to the story – falls short of its target since Hollywood likes to split the last part of a trilogy into two, stretch them out a bit, and cash in. There were some topical themes here – media, propaganda, fear, war, etc – portrayed well. Should probably see both parts 1 and 2 together.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

20142 h 03 min
Overview

Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.

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Director Francis Lawrence
Runtime 2 h 03 min
Release Date 18 November 2014
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Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status
Movie Rating Not bad
Actors
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Elizabeth Banks, Mahershala Ali, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright, Paula Malcomson, Stanley Tucci, Natalie Dormer, Evan Ross, Elden Henson, Wes Chatham, Sarita Choudhury, Stef Dawson, Patina Miller, Robert Knepper, Caitlin Fowler, Jada Taylor, Nicholas Pryor, Donna Biscoe, Michael Garza, Erika Bierman, Bill Bennett, Rus Blackwell, Stevie Ray Dallimore, Breann Couch, Jennifer Cocker, Marshall Choka, Jordan Woods-Robinson, Katie Sawhill, Jenique Bennett, Charles Kronmuller, Tyler Lee Allen, Jordanne Calvin, Jasmine Ahnie, Brayden Patterson, Emma Elle Roberts, A.J. Sexton, Sarah Turner Holland, Lauren Henneberg, Molly Evensen, William Frasca, Joe Crosson, Gregory Fears, Kirk Crenshaw, Stephen Mackenzie Brown, Stephen Vining
Poster for the movie "X-Men: Days of Future Past"

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Some great dark visions in this entry into the canon. The action was solid and I was glad it was confined, either in private (mostly) or the major set-pieces in the far future. This kept the 70s segments more ‘real’ and fitting in with the Marvel universe and lack of awareness of the population at that time. Getting ready for Apocalypse …

X-Men: Days of Future Past

20142 h 11 min
Overview

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods as they join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.

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Director Bryan Singer
Runtime 2 h 11 min
Release Date 15 May 2014
Details
Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status
Movie Rating Very good
Actors
Starring: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Nicholas Hoult, Kelsey Grammer, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Adan Canto, Booboo Stewart, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Lucas Till, Evan Jonigkeit, Len Wein, Chris Claremont, Michael Lerner, Gregg Lowe, Mark Camacho, Bryan Singer, Brendan Pedder, Harry Standjofski, Mike Dopud, Andreas Apergis, Robert Montcalm, Jaa Smith-Johnson, Alex Ivanovici, François Paquette, Zabryna Guevara, Zehra Leverman, Angela Galuppo, Victor Cornfoot, Brent Skagford, Kyle Gatehouse, Taris Tyler, Darryl Scheelar, Thai-Hoa Le, Johnny Tran, Gregory Hlady, Julian Casey, Robert Crooks, Matt Cooke, Tim Post, Jason Deline, Karine Vanasse, Pierre LeBlanc, Jude Beny, Arthur Holden, Sean Curley, Susanna Fournier, Andrew Peplowski, Moe Jeudy-Lamour, Neil Napier, Mizinga Mwinga, Jimmy Chan
Poster for the movie "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

20132 h 26 min
Overview

Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.

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Director Francis Lawrence
Runtime 2 h 26 min
Release Date 15 November 2013
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Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status
Movie Rating Very good
Actors
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Lynn Cohen, Jena Malone, Amanda Plummer, Jack Quaid, Taylor St. Clair, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Paula Malcomson, Bruce Bundy, Nelson Ascencio, Afemo Omilami, Kimberley Drummond, Deena Beasley, Leon Lamar, Mandy Neuhaus, Erika Bierman, Wilbur Fitzgerald, Patrick St. Esprit, Jill Jane Clements, James Sutton, Alan Ritchson, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Meta Golding, Megan Hayes, Stef Dawson, James Logan, E. Roger Mitchell, Bruno Gunn, Maria Howell, Judd Lormand, Elena Sanchez, John Casino, Marian Green, Daniel Bernhardt, Ravi Naidu, Franco Castan, Sarah Turner Holland, Jared Allman, Laura Avnaim, Noëlle Renée Bercy
Poster for the movie "The Hunger Games"

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

20122 h 22 min
Overview

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. The world will be watching.

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Director Gary Ross
Runtime 2 h 22 min
Release Date 12 March 2012
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Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status
Movie Rating Very good
Actors
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Wes Bentley, Toby Jones, Alexander Ludwig, Isabelle Fuhrman, Amandla Stenberg, Willow Shields, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Paula Malcomson, Rhoda Griffis, Raiko Bowman, Dwayne Boyd, Anthony Reynolds, Judd Lormand, Nelson Ascencio, Bruce Bundy, Latarsha Rose, Dayo Okeniyi, Leven Rambin, Jack Quaid, Jacqueline Emerson, Ian Nelson, Kalia Prescott, Ethan Jamieson, Mackenzie Lintz, Annie Thurman, Imanol Yepez-Frias, Dakota Hood, Amber Chaney, Karan Kendrick, Phillip Troy Linger, Kimiko Gelman, Kate Kneeland, Steve Coulter, Sharon Conley, Tim Taylor, John William Ross, Julie Ivey, Bill Bennett, Jeremy Bonham, Mary Fox
Poster for the movie "Silver Linings Playbook"

Silver Linings Playbook

Until Lawrence shows up, this could easily have fallen into a dreary drama, but she sparkles on screen, most of the time. The dynamic between her and Cooper is generally humorous, and Tucker and de Niro are characteristically themselves (ie of similar type to other comedies they are in). However, it never really strays out of “safe” territory despite the darker themes it contains and sometimes feels a bit lost.

Silver Linings Playbook

20122 h 02 min
Overview

After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.

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Director David O. Russell
Runtime 2 h 02 min
Release Date 8 September 2012
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Movie Media Cinema
Movie Status
Movie Rating Average
Actors
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Anupam Kher, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham, Julia Stiles, Dash Mihok, Bonnie Aarons, Brea Bee, Paul Herman, Matthew Russell, Cheryl Williams, Patrick McDade, Phillip Chorba, Mary Regency Boies, Anthony Lawton, Patsy Meck, Jeff Reim, Samantha Gelnaw, Ted Barba, Madhu Narula, Pete Postiglione, Sanjay Shende, Mihir Pathak, Tiffany E. Green, Dicky Eklund Jr., Lana Rossi, Todd Anthony, Traci Law, Maria Breyman, Jaclyn McHugh, Erica Lynne Marszalek, Carol Anne Mueller, Lavonne Nichols, Robert Bizik, Jeffrey Mowery, Joe Cappelletti, Lindsay Schnebly, Luisa Diaz, Liam Ferguson, Shawn Gonzalez, Jae Greene, Marty Krzywonos, Matthew James Gulbranson, Andrea Havens, David Kneeream, Raymond Mamrak, Montana Marks, Jeni Miller, Charles Pendelton, Vincent Riviezzo, Thomas Walton, Michelle Santiago, Ryan Shank, Ryan Tygh, Jen Weissenberg, Brian Anthony Wilson, Mike Wilson, Mark Falvo