New releases provide excitement for audiences
By Maria Grund, ‘14
The second installment of the Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire, was released on Nov. 22 featuring new characters such as Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin), Johanna Mason (Jena Malone) and Beetee (Jeffrey Wright). The plot focuses on Katniss and Peeta’s return to the Hunger Games after sparking a rebellion in the districts of Panem. The movie was highly anticipated with a 99 percent “want to see it” rating on Flixster. The film is part of a four movie series, with the third book, Mockingjay, being split into two movies. The first will be released on Nov. 21, 2014 and the second on Nov. 20, 2015.
The latest album by Lady GaGa was released on Nov. 11, and includes the songs “Applause,” “Artpop” and “Aura.” It is GaGa’s fourth studio album following The Fame and Born This Way. Artists like R. Kelly, T.I., Too Short and Twista are featured on the album. Gaga described Artpop as, “a celebration and a poetic musical journey.” However, The Columbus Dispatch gave Artpop a negative review stating, “Artpop comes off as vapid artifice, with Gaga relying on familiar dance grooves and nonsensical lyrics that might be provocative but convey very little.” Despite this bad review, Artpop is still projected to place high on Billboard’s top 10 albums.
Super Fun Night is the latest comedy by Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson. It’s a television show about three friends who have spent every Friday night together for the last 13 years, but a sudden promotion and a British attorney, Richard Royce (Kevin Bishop), might mess up their weekly plans. The show features actresses such as Rebel Wilson (Kimmie Boubier), Liza Lapira (Helen-Alice) and Lauren Ash (Marika). The first season premiere aired on Oct. 2 on ABC and is shown at 9:30 p.m. every Wednesday.
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