Christmas is coming early, movie fans!
This is an absolutely HUGE weekend for debuting films, so if decorative gourd season has run it’s course in your house and you need a break from friends and family before the coma of togetherness, football, and stuffing sets in, this weekend’s slate of options is your perfect escape route.
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2
What’s It About: 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.
Hard to miss with Jennifer Lawrence in the final installment of the franchise that made her a megastar. No other Dystopian Young Adult Adaptation has made the same kind of cultural splash that the Hunger Games did. Love these or hate them, they’re worth seeing. Well acted action movies are a rare breed of Kat(niss).
THE NIGHT BEFORE
What’s It About: On Christmas eve, three lifelong friends, two of whom are Jewish, spend the night in New York City looking for the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.
Part Superbad, Part Hangover, All Rogen-esque comedy. You will probably feel like you’ve seen this one before… but chances are if you’ve seen it you’ve liked it, so why not? The Night Before isn’t breaking any new ground, but sometimes you don’t need to be challenged by a buddy comedy. Sometimes it’s just ok to laugh at hijinks.
THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES
What’s It About: 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.
Julia Roberts as the lead in a revenge movie. Not sure I saw this one coming, but nonetheless it’s an interesting take on a classic movie troupe.
“Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, and Chiewetel Ejiofor, and Dean “Hank from Breaking Bad” Norris combine forces and take justice into their own hands,” is a pretty good pitch for a movie. Probably the furthest you can get from ‘The Night Before’ so if you’re looking for variety… this is it.