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'Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1' a solid segue, early reviews say

Following in the franchise footsteps of the "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" movies, the final installment of "The Hunger Games" has been split into two parts. While that doubles the box-office potential, it also means that a single book — in this case, Suzanne Collins' "Mockingjay" — has to be stretched to fill two feature films.

Moviegoers will have to wait until next week to judge for themselves whether director Francis Lawrence and star Jennifer Lawrence pulled off the tricky transition of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1," which shifts focus from televised teen battles to a dystopian uprising. Until then, the first reviews...