Movies Opening in New Haven – Weekend of November 21st, 2014

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It’s a quick week because every studio has wisely chosen to avoid direct competition with…

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part One: Not much to explain here. Jennifer Lawrence returns in the third installment of Lionsgate’s insanely successful series.

This latest film is a departure from previous entries in that we’ve moved beyond the actual “Hunger Games” of the title and into full blown “revolution”.  While there’s a bit of a drop off in terms of critical praise (it’s currently at 70% on RT compared to the original’s 84% and Catching Fire‘s 89%) it should be a safe bet for fans of the franchise.  Francis Lawrence (Catching Fire, I Am Legend) directs.

Trailer: Youtube  Rotten Tomatoes: 70% Metacritic: 63%

Personal interest factor: 7

For classic fare: The Criterion in New Haven is running The Big Lebowski (1998) Friday and Saturday evening and How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) Saturday and Sunday morning.

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  1. I don’t know if I’m interested in seeing Lebowski again since discovering the movie’s essentially about castration.

    I would, however, very, very, very much like to see a Walter spin-off. Take the material they were working on before they decided to shift the focus from Walter to Dude and start again. I could see it as a prequel with Walter and Donny on some sort of quest. Or a sequel that sees Walter forming an uneasy alliance with Karl Hungus to take on a mutual enemy.

    Or go for broke – Walter goes back into Vietnam to rescue POWs a la Rambo: First Blood Part II and finds himself faced with an enemy that no longer wants to be his enemy. Instead he ends up helping the local people defend themselves against a multi-national corporation that’s trying to tear down their beloved local bowling alley.

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