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    Watch: Director Neil Burger Provides An Anatomy Of A Scene In Clip From 'Divergent'

    As we said over the weekend, "Divergent" might not be an outta of the park home run—it's no "The Hunger Games"—but its opening this past weekend was plenty strong enough to ensure that plans for a sequel will probably go ahead, especially if the next couple of weeks see it hold strong. And much of t...

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    Neil Burger Talks Being a 'Divergent' Director (TRAILER)

    When asked if he was "Divergent," Neil Burger replied affirmatively but admitted that his biggest films -- "The Illusionist," "Limitless," and "Divergent" -- are all about the quest for empowerment: Ed Norton pulls off a grand scheme to win back the heart of Jessica Biel and to fit in with the socia...

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    REVIEW: Does 'Divergent' Have Legs?

    Anti-fascist (sort of) and pro-girl (definitely), “Divergent’ – the first in the trilogy-to-be based on the Veronica Roth novels -- is meant to position Shailene Woodley as the next in the Jennifer Lawrence/Emma Watson/Lily Collins line of YA-inspired warrior princesses. But Woodley plays another ki...

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    Review: 'Divergent' Starring Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Miles Teller & More

    The cornerstone of young adult fiction is its exploration of personal, emotional issues through the filter of ridiculously high stakes, not the least of which because teenagers equate their feelings with the center of the universe. But when film adaptations of that material build real universes to p...

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    Watch: Final Full Length Trailer For 'Divergent' Tries To Make The Case For YA Survival

    Quick, name a modern YA franchise that has succeeded since the "Twilight" juggernaut stormed into theaters and forced every scared-stiff, looking-over-their-shoulder studio exec to scramble for his/her own would-be moneymaking property? For every 'Hunger Games,' that has triumphed, there has been a ...

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    Neil Burger Won't Direct 'Divergent' Sequel 'Insurgent'; Antoine Fuqua To Helm Jesse Owens Biopic

    Such is the current cinema culture that a movie can be months away from release and talk and plans will already be underway for a sequel. That goes double for franchise properties, so it's not a shock that Summit Entertainment is already looking beyond their YA series starter "Divergent." Banking on...

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    50th Anniversary: 8 JFK Assassination Films That Revisit History

    50 years ago this Friday, an open-top car rounded a corner, a bullet left a gun and history changed. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy is a landmark event of which it’s hard to overstate the importance—retrospectively we can see just how much U.S. politics and society altered from that ...

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    Post-'Twilight,' EW Lays Claim to New YA Movie Traffic Booster, 'Divergent,' Starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James

    The "Twilight" franchise is over, and "Hunger Games" is spawning more would-be young adult novel-turned-movie-franchises. Entertainment Weekly is pushing what could (or could not) be the next big YA craze on their cover this week: "Divergent." Based on Veronica Roth's novel of the same title, the fi...

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    John McClane’s Son Joins YA Movie 'Divergent' With Shailene Woodley

    From rumbling with Tom Cruise in "Jack Reacher" to trading quips with Dad Willis in "A Good Day To Die Hard," Jai Courtney has been enjoying blockbuster gigs, but still hasn't penetrated the pop culture consciousness. Perhaps a part in potential tween franchise will do the trick.

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    'National Treasure' Writers Tackling 'Uncharted: Drake's Fortune'; Director Neil Burger Exits

    Video games have always had trouble making it to the big screen: for every “Resident Evil” there’s a “Halo”-like project stalling. The big-screen adaptation of “Uncharted: Drake's Fortune” video game series was first announced during in the run up to “The Fighter” with David O. Russell potentially r...

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