IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The Hunger Games and Then Some

It's time for Twi-hards to move over because The Hunger Games have officially started! And to celebrate, Nitehawk Cinema will not only be showing the highly-anticipated movie, but they will also be showing its predecessor.

That's right, Battle Royale (2000) takes place in Japan, where the government captures a class of 9th grade students and forces them to fight to the death. Sound like a familiar plot? Battle Royale is directed by Kinji Fukasaku and based on the novel of the same name.

It is still banned in many countries, but has won three Japanese Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Too bad these children don't have peppy Effie Trinket to keep their spirits up!

So, will you be entering the games?