New movies this weekend include The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson), Extraterrestrial (Brittany Allen, Freddie Stroma), A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi), The Mule (Hugo Weaving, John Noble), Reach Me (Sylvester Stallone, Kyra Sedgwick, Thomas Jane), and V/H/S: Viral (Justin Welborn, Emmy Argo). Call me silly, but I think the new Hunger Games movie will gross more than all the other new films combined this weekend. Continue reading for a summary of the new films for this weekend.
New Movies for November 21, 2014
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.
Still reeling from her parents divorce, April, played by Brittany Allen (Defiance, Dead Before Dawn 3D) is dragged back to the vacation cabin she spent fond summers at as a child accompanied by a group of friends. Her trip down memory lane takes a dramatic and terrifying turn when a fireball descends from the sky and explodes in the nearby woods. Lead by her boyfriend, played by Freddie Stroma (Harry Potter and The Half Blooded Prince, Pitch Perfect), the group venture out toward the crash site and discover the remnants of a ship from another planet along with footprints that suggest its alien occupants are still alive. The college friends soon find themselves caught in the middle of something bigger and more terrifying than anything they could ever imagine.
A love story between two tortured souls In the Iranian Ghost town called BAD CITY… a place that reeks of death and loneliness where a lonesome vampire is preying on the towns most depraved denizens. Stars Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Mozhan Marnó, Marshall Manesh, Dominic Rains, Rome Shadanloo, Milad Eghbali and Reza Sixo Safai.
It’s 1983. A naive man with lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach is detained by Australian Federal Police. Alone and afraid, ‘the Mule’ makes a desperate choice; to defy his bodily functions and withhold the evidence…literally. And by doing so becomes a “human time-bomb,” dragging cops, criminals, lawyers and his mother into his impossible escapade. Inspired by true events. Stars Hugo Weaving, John Noble, Leigh Whannell, Georgina Haig, Noni Hazlehurst, Geoff Morrell, Ewen Leslie, Angus Sampson and introducing Wayne the Waiter.
A motivational book written by a mysterious man (Tom Berenger) goes viral and quickly gains popularity, inspiring a group of people that includes a journalist (Kevin Connolly), his editor (Sylvester Stallone), a former inmate (Kyra Sedgwick), a hip-hop mogul (Nelly), an actor (Cary Elwes) and an undercover cop (Thomas Jane) to re-evaluate their choices and decisions by confronting their fears in hopes of creating more positive lives. Reach Me also stars Terry Crews, Danny Aiello, Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Cohan, Ryan Kwanten, Tom Sizemore, and is written/directed by John Herzfield. The film is produced by Rebekah Chaney, Cassian Elwes, John Herzfield, and Buddy Patrick. Stars Lauren Cohan, Kyra Sedgwick, and Thomas Jane.
A police chase after a deranged ice cream truck has captivated the attention of the greater Los Angeles area. Dozens of fame-obsessed teens flock to the streets with their video cameras and camera phones, hell-bent on capturing the next viral video. But there is something far more sinister occurring in the streets of L.A. than a simple police chase. A resounding effect is created onto all those obsessed with capturing salacious footage for no other purpose than to amuse or titillate. Soon the discovery becomes that they themselves are the stars of the next video, one where they face their own death. Stars Justin Welborn, Emmy Argo, and Emilia Ares Zoryan.