Hunger Games 2

I watched “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” [8/10] and it’s a lot like the first movie, so pretty nifty, but also somewhat predictable.
It’s available from the Regina Public Library. Soon I must watch “Knowing” and “World War Z” before I have to return them.

Charlie’s War

Saw “Charlie Wilson’s War” [8/10] which explains the background behind the Soviet’s failure in Afghanistan, and paved the way for the Taliban to later take over. Today I saw “Cars 2″ [6/10] which explains why we have people focused on fossil fuel vehicles.

Each somewhat ties into the 10 year old book I’m reading, Power Down, which has theories on economic declines, including the US and USSR. The Soviet’s oil production, and America’s have slowed economic growth for each, leading to predictable collapses.

Robin Williams is Dead

I blame Canada.

The world lost a really genuine person who tried at least as hard as Jim Carey and Steve Carell, to make everyone laugh.

Aww shucks, Williams was priceless.

Let’s try to use this time to give hope to those with depression, and turn this problem around for countless people.

Added: Williams had an early stage of Parkinson’s, no doubt adding to his depressive state.

The World’s End

Rewatched “Cast Away” [8/10] a few days ago. Also saw “Dallas Buyer’s Club” [6/10] which is based on a true story of AIDS in the mid ’80s. It starts out in a confusing way, and takes forever to get to the plot which never is very dramatic. It’s basically just a sad depiction of how the sick are treated in America.

Saw the entirety of “The Hobbit II: The Desolation of Smaug” [8/10], and “The World’s End” [6/10] a British comedy about a pub crawl that goes terribly wrong.

ADDED: “Brave” [5/10] is a really bland Disney movie about a little girl who doesn’t want to grow up so she lashes out at her mother and enlists the help of a witch.

“The Captains” [7/10] is a documentary about the Star Trek Captains, written and directed by William Shatner.