New TV and movie premieres Nov. 17 – Nov. 22

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This week’s entertainment releases are backloaded, with three major premieres on Friday. 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

The biggest movie release of the week is the final installment of a tetralogy (lets not make this a regular thing, Hollywood). The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 picks up at the back half of the series’ third and final novel of the same name. Archer extraordinaire Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and the ragtag rebels from District 13 launch a final, daring assault on the evil President Snow and Panem’s gluttonous Capitol city. Expect more dystopian drama, some sweet bow and (explosive) arrow kills and terrifying mutated animals (remember those?).

Jessica Jones

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Friday features Netflix’s next foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Jessica Jones follows Krysten Ritter as Jones, a low-level superhero who starts her own detective agency after retiring from the costumed-crime-fighting game. Featuring David Tennant as the floof-haired villain Dr. Zebediah Killgrave, AKA The Purple Man, and Carrie-Anne Moss as an attorney and possible ally of Jones’. Tune in for superheroic noir, Ritter kicking some ass and to scope the possible tie-ins with Netflix’s original superhero in Hell’s Kitchen, Daredevil.

The Man in the High Castle

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Finally, Friday sees the release of Amazon Prime’s new series about an alternate-history where the Axis powers were victorious in World War II, The Man in the High Castle. Based on the acclaimed novel by Philip K. Dick, the story follows Juliana Crain (Alexa Davalos) as she uncovers the mystery behind news reels that depict an alternate reality where the Allies won WWII, and the elusive “Man in the High Castle” that supposedly authored them. Come for the alternate history lesson, stay for the alternate reality lesson.


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