This week on Operation Kino, the odds are ever in The Hunger Games's favor, as three of our four hosts pretty much liked the adaptation of the hugely successful book, and David… well, you can find out how he feels in our review of the movie. From there we use the very noticeable camera style of the movie to talk about the ubiquitous shaky cam, how it can be used effectively and not so effectively, and what camera style might replace it as the go-to way to show "realism" in action scenes. Before any of that, though, we have tidbits, in which Da7e gets excited about the upcoming DreamWorks Animation film Rise of the Guardians, Patches goes all high art talking about the Cindy Sherman exhibit at the MOMA, Katey is kind of bored with Jesus thanks to Jesus Christ Superstar and David wraps up SXSW with some final thoughts on what's worth seeing from there.
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00:00-00:40 Lightning Round
00:55 - 28:20 Introductions and Tidbits
29:00 - 51:18 The Hunger Games reviewed
52:01 - 1:07:36 Shaky cam: is it ruining everything?
1:07:46 - 1:11:42 Dessert!