I haven't liked all of his movies, and he's admitted to making commercial decisions over artistic ones. But I've liked enough to see one about stock car-racing.
“Labor Day,” Dec. 25
Starring: Josh Brolin, Kate Winslet
Director: Jason Reitman
About: A woman and her young son unwittingly take in an escaped convict.
I know absolutely nothing about this movie, which doesn't matter. Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet are my favorite actors. So I'm there.
“Catching Fire,” Nov. 22
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson
Director: Francis Lawrence
About: The second installment in “The Hunger Games” trilogy about kids chosen at random to fight to the death.
Remember what I said up there about blockbusters? Well, I would be lying if I said I wasn't super excited about this one.
I couldn't put “The Hunger Games” books down. I was up until 3 in the morning reading, and I hadn't seen that hour of the day since college. The first movie was flawed, but certainly not enough to skip the sequel.