New in Theatres · March 23, 2012
Let the Hunger Games begin!
There is only one major movie release this weekend, and it’s a big one. ‘The Hunger Games’. The cinematic adaptation of the ridiculously popular and beloved teen fiction series is finally here!
And with ticketing sites like Fandango reporting that ‘The Hunger Games’ has already sold more advance tickets than any other non-sequel; this series looks poised to pick up the “epic novel to epic movie franchise” torch that ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Twilight’ are relinquishing.
But, unlike the aforementioned ‘Twilight’, ‘The Hunger Games’ is receiving solid reviews and is currently listed at 87% Fresh on RottenTomatoes.com. Experts are also estimating this movie is going to be pulling in well over $100M at the Box Office this weekend. So, if you’re planning on taking a leisurely stroll down to the local movieplex to watch Katniss and her inner monologue kick some ass; you may want to rethink your strategy – because you’re really going to need a better game plan than that!
If you’re not feeling the whole “watching kids hunt each other down and fight to the death” thing, there’s always ’21 Jump Street’… That Tatum Channing, he’s so hot right now!
THE HUNGER GAMES
“The Games Will Change Everyone.”
Directing: Gary Ross
Writing: Gary Ross, Billy Ray (screenplay), Suzanne Collins (novel, screenplay)
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci
Price of Admission will get you: love triangles, brutal violence, a bleak dystopian future and attractive teenagers forced to slaughter each other for entertainment. It’s everything a moviegoer could ask for!
Running Time · 142 min
Genre · Action / Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Rating · PG-13
Also In Limited Release:
THE RAID: REDEMPTION
Directing: Gareth Evans
Starring: Iko Uwais, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy, Doni Alamsyah
Running Time · 101 min
Genre · Action / Crime / Thriller
Rating · R
Directing: Gabe Torres
Starring: Stephen Dorff, Chyler Leigh, JR Bourne, Tom Berenger
Running Time · 92 min
Genre · Crime / Thriller
Rating · Not Rated
Directing: Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin
Starring: Rachel Hendrix, Jason Burkey, John Schneider, Jasmine Guy
Running Time · 107 min
Genre · Drama
Rating · PG-13
Posted on March 23, 2012, in AWESOME, BOOKS, ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES & FILMS, NEW IN THEATRES, OPINION, WEEKEND PREVIEW and tagged drama, entertainment, Gale Hawthorne, Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Katniss Everdeen, Liam Hemsworth, movies, New In Theatres, Peeta Mellark, sci fi thriller, stanley tucci, Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.