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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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    Will Divergent be the Next YA Phenom?

    Advance ticket sales suggest probably.

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    Jam-Packed Movie Weekend Means Lots to See, But Should You Skip 'Divergent'?

    While astute cinephiles can revel this weekend in the theatrical release of Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac," two arthouse docs and a grab bag of terrific indies, those looking to keep brain function to a minimum can check out the latest YA franchise hopeful "Divergent." Trailers for all after the ju...

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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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    15 Underseen And Overlooked Dystopian Futures In Film

    It's not easy creating a dystopian future on film. Ask the producers of "Divergent," which opens this week (read our review). Not only do they need to establish a demented future where we live under draconian rules, but they must do so over multiple films. Given that there are several different elem...

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    Watch: Shailene Woodley Gets Out On The Ledge In Clip From 'Divergent' Plus 30 New Images

    "She really did stand on that ledge," director Neil Burger marveled to EW months ago about one of the main set-piece stunts in the upcoming YA dystopian sci-fi film, “Divergent” featuring his up-and-coming lead Shailene Woodley. "She's incredibly game and so adventurous. In a way, she's very Dauntle...

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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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    Why Shailene Woodley is Wrong to Blast Twilight

    There'd be no "Divergent" without "Twilight."

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    Shailene Woodley Says ‘Twilight' Love Story Is "Very Unhealthy" Plus 3 New Clips From 'Divergent'

    In the post-"Twilight" era, the folks behind various up-and-coming contenders for the YA crown have often had to field questions that inevitably draw comparisons to the vampire/werewolf/human love story that kicked off a phenomenon. And for the most part, those queries lead to answers focused on und...

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    Watch: New Clip, Featurette & TV Spots From ‘Divergent' Plus Stream The Entire Kanye West-Inspired Soundtrack

    "One of the great creative breakthroughs we had was that we, talking to Neil Burger the director, really looked at Kanye's Yeezus record and 'Black Skinhead' in particular and said, 'You know what, musically this sounds like the world of Dauntless,' " music supervisor Randall Poster told MTV News re...

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