This post is little more than an excuse to pimp one of my favorite book series turned film. The Hunger Games (which will star Jennifer Lawrence, who played Mystique is X-Men: First Class earlier this summer) is a series by Susanne Collins featuring teens in a dystopian future where a televised death match pits kids against each other in a battle where only one can survive. It’s a thoroughly enthralling three part series that filled the emptiness that was left in me when the Harry Potter series ended. I’ve been raving about The Hunger Games for forever, and I’m stoked to see it being turned into a movie. If you’re the type that likes to say “The book was better” and you haven’t checked it out yet, then you’d better hop to it. The film is slated for release March 23, 2012.