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WWE Wrestler Mr. Fuji, Aka Harry Fujiwara, Passes Away at 82

Sad news for WWE and sports fans. Superstar and Hall of Famer Harry Fujiwara passed away on Sunday. Best known as Mr. Fuji to his legion of hardcore followers, the professional wrestler died at the age of 82. World Wrestling Entertainment made the announcement this morning.

Mr. Fuji's wrestling career spans 31-years. He started as a sports entertainer when professional wrestling was just a niche attraction and continued on as it found cultural and mainstream popularity. Over the course of four decades, he became one of the more well-known wrestlers on the circuit. WWE had this to say in a statement.

"WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Harry Fujiwara, known to WWE fans as Mr. Fuji, passed away this morning at the age of 82. His career will be remembered by different generations for different reasons but Mr. Fuji, whether as a Superstar or manager, is one of
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Essential Viewing for Fans of ‘The Hunger Games’: Part Two

4. The Running Man

Directed by Paul Michael Glaser

Written by Steven E. de Souza

USA, 1987

Directed by former Starsky and Hutch star Paul Michael Glaser, this post-apocalyptic science fiction yarn starring Arnold Schwarzenegger is without a doubt the most mainstream film to appear on this list. Much like The Hunger Games, The Running Man satirizes American entertainment, deriding everything from professional wrestling to reality TV and game shows. The film, which is loosely based on a novel by Richard Bachman (a pen name for Stephen King), is set in the totalitarian America of 2019, wherein convicted criminals are forced to take part as bait in a hideous TV manhunt called, yes, The Running Man. Schwarzenegger stars as Ben Richards, a cop framed for massacring rioting civilians during a protest and later picked as a contestant for the show, where he must survive a gang of skillful assassins like Subzero (Prof. Toru Tanaka
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Essential Viewing For Fans Of ‘The Hunger Games’ (Part 1)

Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games series has often been compared with Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight novels primarily because both centre on a young female protagonist and somehow both became phenomenons for their shared young-adult demo. Personally, I think this is both an insult to the novel and the latest big screen adaptation, since The Hunger Games is leagues above Twilight in artistic credibility. The sense of familiarity of The Hunger Games in fact goes much further back, recalling everything from William Golding to Phillip K. Dick and even Stephen King. Here are several films which may or may not have inspired Gary Ross’s big screen adaptation – eleven films which come highly recommended and should be essential viewing for any fan of the soon-to-be billion dollar franchise.

1- Battle Royale

Directed by Kinji Fukasaku

Written by Kinji Fukasaku

2000, Japan

The concept of The Hunger Games owes much to Japanese author
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