Before 'Hunger Games,' there was 'Battle Royale'

By Mary Beth Quirk on March 20, 2012 2:00 PM 0 views While you shouldn't even bring bagels up with a New Yorker if you're not prepared for a fight, the brave, expert testers over at our smarter siblings Consumer Reports took on a bready battle of epic

Hollywood's next likely blockbuster, The Hunger Games, is set to open this Friday, March 23. This work is unique from past remakes or adapt

Hollywood's next likely blockbuster, The Hunger Games, is set to open this Friday, March 23. This work is unique from past remakes or adapt

Yes, but it's also the storyline for "Battle Royale," the brutal, harrowing and little-seen Japanese film that beat "Hunger Games" to the plot by 12 years. And that film was based on a 600-page Japanese novel published in 1999.

Already packed like a rush-hour subway car, Monday night became even more dangerously overcrowded with the return of Dancing With the Stars. Back for its 14th cycle, ABC's competition series averaged 18.8 million