‘Hunger Games’ MotB
(7.28) This week’s Movies on the Block is “The Hunger Games.” Stephen Colbert’s ongoing ‘Salute to the Fallen Tributes’ and outlandish convention antics demonstrate the cultural penetration of Hunger Games lore. We know who these characters are by osmosis.
Further evidence of their influence may be on display at the upcoming Summer Olympics since Katniss Everdene reminded girls how cool archery is. (Let’s hope Rio doesn’t devolve into the real thing — authorities have declared a ‘State of Public Calamity,’ a turn of phrase straight out of YA fiction.)
Rated PG-13. Brutal child-on-child violence and death. Running time 2 hours, 22 minutes. Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Hemsworth-Lite.
Next week: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.
8:08pm, Thursday, July 28, Grant’s Block, 260 Westminster at Union Street, (directions)