Battle Royale

Weekly Dose of Ridiculous: 'Battle Royale,' 'Hobbit' Trilogy, Scorsese and Siri, and Raggedy Ann

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by Britt Hayes July 27, 2012 @ 10:30 PM
Toei Company
While you were getting pumped about the Olympics (yeah, no one does this), we were reporting on the week's most ridiculous news. From a 'Battle Royale' TV series on -- wait for it -- the CW to Martin Scorsese trying to convince us he uses Siri, we've got a breakdown of the worst and most absurd news from this week, in case you weren't paying attention.

Japanese Cult Film 'Battle Royale' Coming to The CW?

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by Damon Houx July 27, 2012 @ 8:40 AM
Anchor Bay
Up until this year, the film 'Battle Royale' was not officially released in America. The Japanese film was directed by Kinji Fukusaku and released in Japan in 2000, but because the film was about a group of students forced to kill each other, it was deemed too controversial for Americans. But in 2012, post-'The Hunger Games,' it's being considered as a network series on the CW.