Movies: ‘Godzilla’ on DVD; ‘Imitation Game’ wins TIFF’s top prize; First trailer for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’

The Richmond-shot 'Godzilla' is now available on home video; Jennifer Lawrence reprises her role as Katniss Everdeen this November.

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson star in the Richmond

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson star in the Richmond



Well, if you were pumped for the finale to the blockbuster-y Hunger Games trilogy… you’ll have to wait just a little bit longer.

Like the Warner folks did with J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Lionsgate will be splitting the Hunger Games finale – titled Mockingjay – into two parts, and the trailer for ‘Part I’ was released on Monday.

The movie – starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, as well as the late Philip Seymour Hoffman – will be released in theatres on November 21, 2014.

Cumberbatch’s The Imitation Game wins TIFF’s top prize

The film, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the WWII coder and mathematician Alan Turing, won top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, immediately drawing comparisons to other heavyweight historical dramas.

(Like The King’s Speech or Argo perhaps? Both won Best Picture in their respective Oscar years, and both dug up sensational but not-yet-popular stories from well-known 20th century conflicts.)

“We weren’t familiar with who Alan Turing was before this film came on the horizon for us,” said Noah Segal, co-president of Elevation Pictures. “But once you see the film, it’s like one of these other historical dramas that goes commercial.

“Now he’s going to be a household name.”

Godzilla comes on DVD, home video this week

The Richmond, B.C.-shot film will be released on DVD and home video tomorrow (September 16, 2014).

In the video below, the Canadian Press‘s John McKay looks back at the monster’s cinematic history, from the first film in 1954 to 2014’s Godzilla, starring Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Elizabeth Olson.