Story by Annika Grassl
With Thanksgiving break approaching, November is a time for students to catch up on movies that are currently in theatres across the country.
This month, there are a variety of movies being released across the country.
The movies being released span from a documentary about the Calvin and Hobbes cartoon strip to a dramatic true life inspired story about Nazi Germany to the widely anticipated second “Hunger Games” movie “Catching Fire.”
Sophomore Kelly Leatherman said she isn’t too interested in the “Hunger Games.”
Leatherman said her roommate is more excited for the premiere, and she will probably end up going to the premiere showing when the movie comes out on Nov. 22.
The second installment of the “Hunger Games” series, “Catching Fire,” continues the drama surrounding the competition.
In this fim, Katniss Everdeen is informed by President Snow that her action with the berries — suggesting to Peeta that they both eat poisionous berries, so neither of them lives to win the competition — was too rebellious.
Snow explains that since the rules changed at the last minute, and both Katniss and Peeta were allowed to be victors, they must maintain the facade that they have a love interest.
Leatherman said the first “Hunger Games” movie was intense, so she is interested in seeing how the second movie is done.
First-year public relations major Kelly Marble said she hopes the producers make the second “Hunger Games” movie as good as the first.
“The Book Thief” chronicles the struggle of a German girl who is in the fostercase system and appalled by the book burnings, which celebrated Adolf Hitler’s birthday on April 20, 1940.
The young girl befriends the Jewish man, and her foster family hides from the Nazi authorities in the basement.
This man begins to teach her to read and write by painting the pages of a single book, which he managed to save from the mass burnings so he could them as a deger for the young girl to practice reading and writing on.
First-year student Sarah Martin said she is very excited for “The Book Thief” to be released.
Martin’s excitement dates back to junior high, where she first read the book as a schol assignment.
Marble, too, is looking forward to the release.
She said “The Book Thief” was one of her favorite books and hopes the producers do the novel justice.