By Rene Rodriguez, McClatchy Newspapers –
THE HUNGER GAMES (PG-13): That stampeding sound you hear is the roar of throngs of fans of Suzanne Collins’ novel rushing to the theater. This is the first in a planned trilogy of films starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, a competitor in a last-man-standing competition in a near-future. Unlike “John Carter,” which appealed primarily to boys, or “Twilight,” which skews heavily female, “The Hunger Games” is the rare kind of pop-culture phenomenon everyone wants to see. Start lining up now.