Thanksgiving Day Cool Picks (CPs Thurs., 11/27/14)

The Cool Picks team and the rest of the Entertainment Central staff wish you and yours a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! 

These are several movies that opened recently. Check Fandango for today’s screens and times:

 

Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 —When we last left Katniss Everdeen, she was being chased by He Who Must Not Be Named up the side of Mount Doom, where she was headed to destroy magic rings given to her by Edward and Jacob…or something like that. Julianne Moore joins a returning cast featuring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

 

Interstellar—Guess what? They’ve discovered a wormhole in outer space that allows Matthew McConaughey to travel to different dimensions. Or at least that’s what director Christopher Nolan would have you believe with this, his latest film. Maybe in that other reality McConaughey can find the missing plot from Nolan’s previous film, Inception. McConaughey and his fellow astronauts must find a new planet for the hungry and beleaguered people on Earth who could be wiped out by massive dust storms. The film features an all-star cast, including Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and Michael Caine.

 

Big Hero 6­ —The latest Disney animated feature is based on the Marvel Comics superhero series. A band of unlikely human and robotic underdogs join forces to save the world from a masked villain. (Is it only the merest coincidence that Disney bought Marvel five years ago?)