OUT TODAY Friday, March 6th:
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" - having been instrumental in destroying "The Games," Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has become a symbol of rebellion for the Panem districts - based on the best-selling Young Adult novels by Suzanne Collins - all-star supporting cast includes Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, Donald Sutherland, Stanley Tucci and Philip Seymour Hoffman in his next to last movie!
"Kill the Messenger" - based on a true story - in the 1990s journalist Gary Webb exposed CIA drug running that helped finance the Contras in Nicaragua - find out about the backlash against Webb and his family! - stars Jeremy Renner and Robert Patrick (TV's "Scorpio")
"The Liberator" - from Venezuela and Spain - Edgar Ramirez ("Zero Dark Thirty") portrays Simon Bolivar, who bravely rode 70000 miles to help free (not dominate) South America from the Spanish Empire - also starring Danny Huston (TV's "American Horror Story")
"Listen Up Philip" - you've got a second novel coming out soon and refuge from the noisy city thanks to the summer house your idol lent you - what can go wrong? Find out! - stars Jason Schwartzman ("The Grand Budapest Hotel"), Elisabeth Moss (TV's "Mad Men") and Krysten Ritter (TV's "Breaking Bad")
"Nightcrawler" - defined as a person who records accidents, fires and criminal violence for profit - but what happens when the line between observer and participant becomes blurry? - stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Paxton (TV's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Rene Russo ("Thor: The Dark World")
"Rosewater" - based on a remarkable true story - journalist Maziar Bahari (Gael Garcia Bernal) was held and interrogated with torture four months in an Iranian prison on suspicion of being a spy - the chief evidence Iran had was Bahari's appearance on Comedy Central's "Daily Show" - screenplay and directed by departing "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart