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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 | Francis Lawrence

November 24, 2015

After surviving multiple rounds of teenage gladiatorial combat, inadvertently inciting an armed uprising, and becoming a media darling and symbol for revolt against a tyrannical dictatorship, Hunger Games heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence, but you knew that) is tired of all the killing. But when the leader of the rebel forces (Julianne Moore) orders her to stay behind and help produce more propaganda for…

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 | Francis Lawrence

After two Hunger Games films setting the stage for revolution in the future dystopia of PanEm, audiences are apparently finally ready for a third film setting up a feature-length climax evidently to be offered next year. In the fine tradition of modern studio-franchise moviemaking,…

November 20, 2014
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