THE MEG
2018, Warner Bros. Pictures and Gravity Pictures, 113 min, China/USA, Dir: Jon Turteltaub

Just off the Chinese coast, a deep-sea submersible is attacked by a gigantic, 75-foot shark that was thought to be extinct long ago. This shark's name? Megalodon! The only hope the crew has of escaping rests in the hands of Jonas Taylor, played by Jason Statham. Taylor has a history of deep-sea rescue missions but this isn’t the first time he’s met Megalodon. Can he overcome his fears and save not only the crew’s lives but his own? Jon Turteltaub directs this action-packed thriller guaranteed to make you jump out of your seat and think twice about getting into the ocean. Joining Statham in the international ensemble cast are Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Page Kennedy, Jessica McNamee, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Robert Taylor, Sophia Cai, Masi Oka and Cliff Curtis.


THE HUNGER GAMES
2012, Lionsgate, 142 min, Dir: Gary Ross

In this big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling young-adult novel, children in the totalitarian nation of Panem are selected at random each year for a televised death match. When her younger sister is chosen, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) volunteers to take her place, and together with teammate Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) fights to survive the Hunger Games.


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