New DVD releases for Tuesday, March 3, include the wrestling drama “Foxcatcher.” On Friday, March 6, comes “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1.”
Oscar nominee “Foxcatcher” comes out on Tuesday, March 3, and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” on Friday, March 6. Star ratings are by Seattle Times movie reviewers, freelancers or wire services. For full reviews, search the title at seattletimes.com. Release dates are subject to change.
★★★ “Foxcatcher” (R): Director Bennett Miller’s wrestling drama, based on true events, circles the relationship between two brother wrestlers (Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo) and the impossibly rich scion of an industrialist family (Steve Carell, sporting a prosthetic nose) who wants to coach and sponsor the next Olympics wrestling team. It’s “a strange yet often fascinating tale,” says Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald, that “emerges as a beautifully acted three-man character study.” “Foxcatcher” earned five nominations: for best director (Miller), actor (Carell), supporting actor (Ruffalo), original screenplay and makeup and hairstyling.
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★★½ “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” (PG-13): The final book in Suzanne Collins’ teen-dystopia trilogy was split into two parts. Here we find heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) banding with the rebels of District 13 to stand against President Snow (Donald Sutherland) and sorting her feelings toward Gale (Liam Hemsworth), now a fellow soldier in the rebellion, and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), now a toy in the hands of Snow. “Part 2” is due out in November.