2013 November Movies
Hunger Games: Catching Fire, based on the 2009 Suzanne Collins young adult novel, chronicles the events following Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark’s (Josh Hutcherson) win in the 74th annual Hunger Games. Angered by the pair’s dual win, which defied the traditional rulebook, President Snow (Donald Sutherland) plans to quash unrest in Panem on the 75th anniversary of the games. Utilizing the “Quarter Quell,” which allows the President to introduce a twist during Quadranscentennial competitions, Snow elects to recall 24 prior Hunger Games winners, including Katniss and Peeta, back to the arena – to once again fight for the honor of their district and their lives.
After the events of Thor and The Avengers, Thor fights with the Warriors Three to defend the nine realms, until Malekith and his army of Dark Elves return to attack Earth and Asgard, forcing Thor to sacrifice everything to save his home and Jane Foster.
- -Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy
When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.
Frozen was released by Disney Animation in fall 2013 and became one of the studio’s biggest hits of all-time. Receiving widespread critical acclaim, the film also earned $400 million at the domestic box office and more than $1 billion worldwide. It is the third-highest grossing Disney animated film, trailing only Pixar’s Finding Dory and Toy Story 3. Frozen took home two Oscars at the Academy Awards, winning Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. Standout track “Let It Go” became a global phenomenon and received many accolades. The overwhelming success of the movie spawned a new franchise for Disney, and in the years since, there has been a Broadway adaptation and a new animated short starring Olaf.
A direct sequel, Frozen 2, is set to hit theaters in 2019.
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70 years after a horrific alien war, an unusually gifted child is sent to an advanced military school in space to prepare for a future invasion.
Little Favour (not “Favor”) is a short film starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Salmon and Nick Moran. It follows the story of Wallace, aka “Ace” (Benedict Cumberbatch) when he is contacted by a former colleague to help him out with a deal gone wrong. It’s been seven years since Wallace left Her Majesty’s service and 10 years since the American counterpart who became his friend saved his life on a joint mission in Iraq. He’s migrated his skill set into a lucrative business while managing to keep his secret battle with PTSD under wraps. But one day, while finally deciding to try his hand at a functional relationship, his old friend James (Colin Salmon) cashes in his chip and asks a Little Favour. How can Wallace refuse when he owes the James his life?