DVD: latest ‘Hunger Games’ installment arrives Friday

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 | PG-13

The third installment  of this series in which Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen arrives Friday on DVD. This movie picks up right where the first one (Hunger Games: Catching Fire) left off, and that can be a problem if you did see the earlier flick. In it, Katniss must embrace her role as a symbol of the resistance movement — one she is reluctant to take on — if she is to save a friend from the bad guys.  The cast includes the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks and Julianne Moore. The true conclusion of this movie comes later this year with Mockingjay Part 2.