Dystopian

Divergent

Setting: Dystopian Chicago—the buildings are decrepit, the water of the lake and the Chicago River seems to have retreated, and there is a tall electric wall built around the city. At some point since war basically destroyed the former way of life, it was decided that in order to live in peace and order, people …

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Armageddon Films FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About Zombies, Contagions, Aliens, and the End of the World as We Know It!

People who know me well know that I love me a good disaster movie. Sometimes I even love me a BAD disaster movie, like The Day After Tomorrow. I don’t care how implausible it is that Dennis Quaid can walk on snowshoes, from Philadelphia to New York City, surviving face-shattering freezing weather, wolves, and collapsing …

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

A lot has happened since The Hunger Games. Jennifer Lawrence won an Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook, and proceeded to charm the world with her smarts, self-effacing humor and her sass–not to mention her willingness to call BS on Hollywood. In the meantime, Hollywood had its annual falling-all-over-itself moment, marveling that a female protagonist could …

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