‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’
Director Francis Lawrence, the man behind “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” continues to show an even-handed approach to both the emotional and big-action scenes. The main thing is that he is smart enough to boldly display the impressive work Jennifer Lawrence does from start to mid-finish.
Except for an oddly interesting performance by Oscar-nominated Steve Carell, this is the slow-moving story of two brothers who, during the late 1980s, become wrestling champs and the pawns in the life of multi-millionaire John du Pont’s life.
Also out this week
“Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast”: A fabled creature comes to Pixie Hollow.