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2. 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'
Director: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Woody Harrelson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland
Release Date: November 22
Lowdown: The first film set a tone for the series, but 'Catching Fire' is going to determine whether or not the audience was truly engaged by the first movie. Francis Lawrence has a very different visual sense than Gary Ross, so this may feel like a fairly different film. Unlike traditional sequels, these movies have to move the story forward significantly every time, and we've got to see Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) move from player to rebel during this one as the gamesmanship between her and President Snow (Sutherland) escalates. It will also be interesting to see what happens with Hemsworth moving to center stage this time, since he spent most of the first film on the sidelines.
- Drew McWeeny