POSTED: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 1:30pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 1:34pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — It's the movie that set the world on fire, "The Hunger Games." Star Jennifer Lawrence had to undergo months of training to become bow-hunting backwoods heroine Katniss Everdeen. The film is set in a dystopian future where select teenagers are forced to fight each other to the death as a tribute to the corrupt government.
Sacha Baron Cohen has a terrible plan in "The Dictator." The "Borat" star plays Aladeen, the supreme leader of the fictitious country of Wadiya. He gets waylaid after coming to America to deliver a speech to the UN and is forced to live his ultimate nightmare - the American dream.
Terrifying moviegoers and swimmers for more than 30 years, "Jaws" comes to Blu-Ray for the first time. Steven Spielberg was an unknown 27-year-old when he directed this original summer blockbuster. The fish tale of a killer shark eating human hors d'oeuvres at an east coast summer resort is number two on the American Film Institute's list of most thrilling American films.
Marriage gets put to the test in "A Separation." This Best Foreign Language Film Oscar winner follows an Iranian couple. Simin files for divorce from her husband, who then hires a housekeeper to help take care of his father. When the husband is accused of murdering the helper, their troubles become larger than their rocky marriage.