Video nasty

editorial image

FOLLOWING in the footsteps of Harry Potter and Twilight, the latest teen publishing sensation gets its big screen outing this week.

The Hunger Games, based on the novel by Suzanne Collins, is out now at the Showcase in Bargeddie.

In a not-too-distant future, the United States of America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts.

Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, The Hunger Games are broadcasted throughout Panem as 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch.

When 16-year-old Katniss’s young sister, Prim, is selected as her female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place.

She and her male counterpart, Peeta, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.

Every week the Times & Speaker has two pairs of tickets to the Showcase at Barrbridge Leisure Centre to give away to see any film of your choice.

For entry details see March 21 edition of Times & Speaker