HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1 (PG-13)
Directors: Francis Lawrence.
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore.
The pitch: Katniss Everdeen is recruited to help the rebellion after she destroys the Hunger Games. At the same time, she must find a way to help Peeta.
The formula: Begin with the end of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” Toss in a bit of “Wag the Dog.” Finish with a touch of romance from the “Twilight” series.
Go see it: If you have seen the first two films. The end is near.
Don’t go see it: If you hate movies that are divided into two parts.
Miss him: The late Philip Seymour Hoffman turns in another performance that’s a reminder of what we have lost with his death.