Grim, relentless and immensely satisfying, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2" sends out the dystopian sci-fi franchise on a feel-bad high. Readers of Suzanne Collins' source novel, who already know what's coming, will be pleased by the movie's merciless fidelity to the source material (or perhaps, considering the book is the least popular in the trilogy, will just be annoyed all over again).
South Pacific Cafe, which also caters, has become one of the constants amid the ever-changing restaurant options in Battle Ground. The company had another location in downtown Vancouver, which was first a cafe and then a rum bar, but that has since closed. The Battle Ground restaurant's menu was recently modified to include some new dishes, along with tried-and-true favorites.
A little market research can be a motivating tool. According to Battle Ground resident Don Klase and his mathematical prowess, Clark County could potentially support approximately three dozen more wineries than are already operating.
Directed by Jonathan Levine, "The Night Before" proves the stoner comedy and the holiday movie to be a surprisingly wonderful combination. An instant classic, the film features plenty of nice characters doing very naughty things to celebrate the season. But fortunately for audiences, this updated twist on seasonal cheer isn't a lump of coal, with a warm-hearted message to be found amongst all the Christmas Eve mischief.
Bryan Cranston, in the role of blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, hunches over a makeshift desk in the bathtub, a tumbler of scotch beside him, a cigarette holder between his teeth, the demented squint of a man on deadline on his face.
After October's Six Nations Wine Challenge upset, I'm already imagining Steve Carell cast as Stephen M. Reustle and Charlotte Ayanna as his beautiful wife, Gloria, in an upcoming wine flick entitled "A Heavenly Vintage," detailing their road to winning Best Syrah of the New World much like Bill Pullman as Jim Barrett in the fabulously entertaining 2008 "Bottle Shock."
Mark Ruffalo never walks in "Spotlight." His very slowest is just shy of a flat out jog. It's a minor detail, but it's crucial to appreciating why this studied, smart look at The Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into the abuses of the Catholic Church is also utterly exhilarating.