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.
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.