Based on the best-selling third novel of Suzanne Collins’ award-winning trilogy, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” reveals that the rebellion is growing. Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived and is recovering from the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell deep inside the bunkered catacombs of District 13. Separated from some of her closest allies and fearing for their safety in the Capitol, Katniss finally agrees to be the Mockingjay, the symbolic leader of the rebellion. Still uncertain as to whom she can trust, Katniss must help District 13 rise from the shadows, all the while knowing that President Snow has focused his hatred into a personal vendetta against her—and her loved ones. Vitals: Director: Francis Lawrence. Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Mahershala Ali, Natalie Dormer, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson, Evan Ross. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 123 min., Sci-Fi Adventure, Box office gross: $$330.416 million, Lionsgate. Extras: Commentary with director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson, deleted scenes, sneak peek of “The Divergent Series: Insurgent.” Blu-ray adds “The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of Mockingjay – Part 1” eight-part feature-length documentary, “Straight From the Heart: A Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman” featurette, “Songs of Rebellion: Lorde on Curating the Soundtrack” featurette, “Yellow Flicker Beat” Lorde music video.
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