Out This Week: 19 November 2015

Last of the Mockingjay, a Hollywood remake of an Oscar winning film, an art-house film from a Spanish director and a weekly horror/thriller release.

This weekend we will see a big franchise conclude with the release of its final chapter in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part2. We also have other releases that serve as counter-programming. There are many reasons to visit the multiplexes this weekend, so keep  reading:

 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part2

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Directed by: Francis Lawrence
With: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, and Donald Sutherland
Heads up: In this Final Chapter of The Hunger Games, as the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts by the Capitol, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance. The story is finally coming to end for this massively successful series based on the equally popular Suzanne Collins books. We have come so far with the franchise, so we must see how it ends.

 Secret in Their Eyes

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Directed by: Billy Ray
With: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts
Heads up: A tight-knit team of rising investigators, along with their supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered. This is a remake of an Argentinian thriller with the same name that won Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2010. I would be wary of Hollywood remakes, and early reviews are not stellar, except this film has a pedigree of great actors and a very good writer/director behind it. It is a film for grown ups that I personally will seek out.


A Perfect Day

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Directed by: Fernando León de Aranoa
With: Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins, and Olga Kurylenko
Heads up: The story of a group of aid workers work to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone. This is an art-house film with a Spanish director and a mix of Hollywood and international stars. Such films don’t last long in cinemas, so if such films interest you at all, you should catch up with it sooner rather than later.

 Tiger House

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Directed by: Tom Daley
With: Kaya Scodelario, Ed Skrein, and Dougray Scott
Heads up: Kelly sneaks into her boyfriend’s house but tonight, she’s not the only unwelcome visitor. As the situation spirals out of control, the suburban house becomes a terrifying arena for violence. This is a home invasion film with a twist.  Kaya Scodelario (from The Maze Runner Series, the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) and Ed Skrein (Transporter Refueled) have been picking up steam in their carrier. I am a little curious about it, so check it out if you are too.

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