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Friday, November 22, 2013

Hunger Games! Lesbians! Samurai! It's This Week's Mercury Film Section!

Posted by Erik Henriksen on Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 10:14 AM

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Stanley Tucci today, Stanley Tucci tomorrow, Stanley Tucci forever.
  • THE HUNGER GAMES Stanley Tucci today, Stanley Tucci tomorrow, Stanley Tucci forever.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Everything about Catching Fire is better than the lame first Hunger Games movie. EVERYTHING. It's great.

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR Alison joined every other critic on the planet and really liked this three-hour-long movie about French lesbians! Hope you like subtitles and scissoring!

SEVEN SAMURAI and THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN The NW Film Center's screening both of these films this weekend, and Ned tells you why you should see both of them. (But if you can only see one, c'mon—Kurosawa all the way.)

DELIVERY MAN Here's a fun game: try to remember the last time Vince Vaughn was in a good movie! Anyway, this movie has Vince Vaughn in it, so I made Zac see it.

DEAR MR. WATTERSON Alison also saw this lightweight doc about the creator of Calvin and Hobbes—or, more accurately, a documentary about how people really, really like Calvin and Hobbes. (I will consider this film incomplete unless it has an interview with the guy who invented the truck decal of Calvin peeing and/or praying.)

There's more—including a screening of Secretary with a BDSM demonstration!—in Film Shorts, and here are your Movie Times.

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