Out in cinemas this week: Willem Dafoe tells you how to live your last hours before the end of the world, while in the future youngers battle each other to the death on live TV. (Doesn't sound that far in the future, to be honest.)
4:44 Last Day on Earth (2012)
The story: A look at what would happen if everyone knew the world was ending.
Starring: Willem Dafoe (Cisco), Natasha Lyonne (Tina), Paz de la Huerta), Thomas Michael Sullivan (Priest), Shanyn Leigh (Skye), Paul Hipp (Noah), Anthony Perullo (Contrition), Selena Mars (Skype Dancer), Dierdra McDowell (Cisco's Ex Wife), Justin Restivo (Suicide), Nicola Tranquillino (Newscaster).
Directed by: Abel Ferrara.
The Hunger Games (2012)
The story: Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister's place for the latest match.
Starring: Stanley Tucci (Caesar Flickerman), Wes Bentley (Seneca Crane), Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket), Sandra Lafferty (Hob Vendor), Paula Malcomson (Katniss' Mother), Rhoda Griffis (Registration Woman), Sandino Moya-Smith (Propaganda Film Tribute), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Raiko Bowman (Peeta's Mother).
Directed by: Gary Ross.