Tuesday, June 16, 2015

THG: Mockingjay - Part 2 and The Stanford Prison Experiment Trailers

For the fourth consecutive year we're given a box-office smash from the iconic Hunger Games franchise. In the final installment, Mockingjay - Part 2, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) leads a all-out rebellion of epic proportions against the almighty capitol. I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence returns for his third go-around with the series and Mockingjay - Part 2 arrives in theaters on November 20th.

While it's impossible to match the success of The Hunger Games, the more interesting trailer to land recently comes from the Sundance selection, The Stanford Prison Experiment. The film examines the real-life story of Dr. Philip Zimbardo's 1971 study where he selected 24 male students at random to take on carefully assigned roles of prisoners and guards conducted in a mock prison at Stanford University throughout a strenuous two-week period. With another overlooked Hollywood talent in a leading role, The Perks of Being a Wallflower co-star Ezra Miller, The Stanford Prison Experiment's debut trailer delivers a gripping tension that has me very intrigued to catch this July release.

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