For, Nov. 21, 2014

Last week eight movies opened in Salt Lake theaters and the week before we had 10 new films. This week? Two. And one of those is a foreign-language drama from Hungary playing at one of the local art houses.

Why the dearth of new flicks? Everyone got out of the way of big dog — the latest "Hunger Games" sequel.

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" (PG-13). Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) returns in this third, penultimate "Hunger Games" flick (the final chapter will arrive in November 2015) only to find her world upside-down until she is recruited to lead a rebellion in the dystopian world in which she lives.


"The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier)" (R, in Hungarian with English subtitles). World War II drama focusing on young twin boys who become sociopaths in reaction to the Nazi brutality they witness around them. Exclusively at the Tower Theater.