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Santa is not the only one making a list and checking it twice this season. Movie fans are doing the same! At the top of many lists is The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. Jennifer Lawrence again starts in part one of the two-part sequel to 2013’s Catching Fire. In the film, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But the Capitol is angry and wants revenge - on Katniss.

sequel:續集、繼續
revenge:報仇、復仇
in revenge for:為…報仇

Another hero hits the big screen this winter, too. Exodus: Gods and Kings is a retelling of the epic story of Moses. The story follows Moses as he escapes death as a baby. He is adopted by an Egyptian royal family. He then goes against Pharaoh to free the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt.

retell:重述、再講
epic:史詩的
adopt:領養、收養
adoption:(n.)
go against:違背、不利於
Pharaoh:法老
slavery:奴隸、奴役

Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie, tells another powerful true story of a hero. Before World War Ⅱ, Louis Zamperini was an Olympic runner. During World War Ⅱ he was taken prisoner by the Japanese and endured a lot.

prisoner:犯人、俘虜
take prison:戰俘(= POW,prisoner of war)
endure:忍受、忍耐、承受
en-:使…
-dure:持久


文法:
hit = to appear or arrive at or in a place
(到達)

特別補充:
head to
:向著…去(= go to)
the theater:戲劇院
movie theater:電影院(= big screen、cinema)

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