The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Friday, Feb. 7 — 8 and 11 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 8 — 8 and 11 p.m.
After winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games, hope and order seem to be restored when Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) returns to her district with fellow winner Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). However, the Capitol calls for Katniss to return and participate in the next Hunger Games to prove whether or not her love for Peeta is genuine. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a ferocious film that’s even more ruthless and action packed than its predecessor. Director Francis Lawrence heightens the tension and energy of the drama by creating a sense of imprisonment and cynicism as Katniss struggles for her freedom from the Capitol. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is more intense and even better than the first movie in the series, with incredible performances and nonstop adventure.
The Spectacular Now
Sunday, Feb. 9
8 and 10:30 p.m.
High school senior Sutter Keely (Miles Teller) is living the life and enjoying every minute of it. However, as Sutter starts to drink and party too much, his girlfriend dumps him, sending him into a drinking spree that results in him waking up on a lawn. Good girl Aimee Finecky (Shailene Woodley) comes to the rescue and what ensues is a budding friendship-turned-romance. Yes, it’s a coming-of-age movie, but don’t expect it to be full of teenage angst or a hackneyed search for identity. Written by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber — who also wrote 500 Days of Summer — and based on the novel of the same name by Tim Tharp, The Spectacular Now is full of whimsical charm and endearing performances.