What to See This Week

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II (PG13)

Released last Friday, you’ll want to see this final wrap up to the Hunger Game series. Reviewers called Mockingjay Part I better than the book. Part II is full of action, heartache, and, passion. Mockingjay is at the top of the boxy office and has received a respectable 70% from Rotten Tomatoes. The official synopsis from Movie Insider is:

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.

The Good Dinosaur (PG)

Got kids? The Good Dinosaur is much anticipated, opening on Wednesday 11/25. The word is, this film is visually stunning, but script is rather predictable. But, we don’t really think you kids will care.

An Apatosaurus named Arlo and his unlikely human friend travel through a harsh and mysterious landscape, where Arlo learns to confront his fears, discovering what he is truly capable of. The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

The Night Before (R)

Looking for a silly comedy? Seth Rogan has you covered. Be advised: there is graphic language and nudity in this film. But you know, it’s Thanksgiving. Who doesn’t love a raunchy comedy after a day with the fam? The bottom line on this comedy is that it lacks some consistency, containing some big misfires, but bigger laughs. The critics predict this will quickly become a holiday classic to watch every year.

Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly Christmas Eve reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity. Now that they’re entering adulthood, the tradition is coming to an end, and to make it as memorable as possible, they set out to find the Nutcracka Ball – the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.

Victor Frankenstein (PG-13)

Daniel Radcliffe delivers a fresh take on the Mary Shelley classic gothic novel. This version places greater emphasis on the relationship between Victor and Igor and they’re mutual encouragement of near madness. The film is said to be aesthetically stimulating and engaging.

James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor’s experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation.

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