The Perfect Date Night

Posted: March 21, 2012 by phanatic417 in movies
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It’s Friday night’s eternal question: what to do for date night?

Especially in NYC there always seem to be endless options but they get to be just overwhelming enough to force us into dinner and a movie at the same theater and same restaurant we’ve been to a million times.  But this Friday let me make it easy on you and allow you to spice things up a bit by going to see the new (and already way over-hyped) Hunger Games come to life on the big screen.

At this point you’d have to be living under a rock to not know about it…the Lord-of-the-Flies-esque story from Suzanne Collins about a girl named Katniss who must battle to the death against 23 other kids between the ages of 12 and 18 for the honor of their district in a post-apocalyptic world.

It’s been compared to both Harry Potter and Twilight but it’s a unique story that can stand all on its own.  And in the movie version you’re lucky enough to have something for everyone – the tough chick with sex appeal (Katniss is being played by Jennifer Lawrence), a love triangle with 2 hunks (Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson), and gratuitous violence with pangs of sensitivity.  It’s a win-win for both parties of date night!

And if all your friends telling you, and the fact that they hold the top 3 spots on Amazon isn’t enough, perhaps seeing the movie will be an impetus to get the books and read an incredibly interesting, gripping trilogy so you can pass on the gospel to the next person.

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