March 22, 2014

New Divergent 2,Sequel Movie ‘Insurgent’ Definitely In The Works,Release Date Dished Out

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New Divergent 2,sequel movie ‘Insurgent’ definitely in the works,release date dished out. According to a recent report from The Wrap, the Summit Entertainment (Lionsgate) peeps already green lit the Divergent sequel flick, “Insurgent,” after it brought in 4.9 million dollars in the Thursday late night screenings.

They also report that analyst think the movie will do at least $50 million dollar in ticket sales before the opening weekend is over. If that weren’t enough, a release date has also been dropped for the sequel. It’s scheduled to hit theaters on March 20th, 2015. They also have plans to release the 3rd flick, “Allegiant,” into theaters on March 18th, 2016.

Jon Feltheimer, who is the chief executive officer for Lionsgate, told the press: “We’re off to a great start with strong numbers from all regions of the country, urban, suburban and rural alike. We’re confident that ‘Divergent’ is on its way to becoming another important franchise for us, and we have just greenlit the second film, ‘Insurgent.'”

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March 21, 2014

New Divergent Movie Got Mixed Reviews From Top Critics

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New Divergent movie got mixed reviews from top critics. Summit Entertainment (Lionsgate) released their new action/adventure flick, “Divergent,” into theaters today,March 21st, and the top critics have submitted their reviews. Overall, the film got pretty mixed reviews with a 49 score out of a possible 100 across 29 reviews over at Metacritic.com. We’ve posted a few snippets from a couple of the critics,below.

The movie stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoё Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, and Kate Winslet.

Bill Zwecker at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a great 88 score, stating, “The strength of Burger’s movie is the fact that a non-reader of Roth’s work can enjoy Divergent and not be confused by any aspect of the storyline.” Owen Gleiberman at Entertainment Weekly, gave it an 83. He said: “Woodley, through the delicate power of her acting, does something compelling: She shows you what a prickly, fearful, yet daring personality looks like when it’s nestled deep within the kind of modest, bookish girl who shouldn’t even like gym class.”

Michael O’Sullivan from the Washington Post, gave it a 75, stating, “Director Neil Burger (“Limitless”) has crafted a popcorn flick that’s leaner, more propulsive and more satisfying than the bestseller that inspired it.” Claudia Puig over at USA Today, gave it a 63,stating, “Despite two strong lead performances and a welcome dose of female empowerment, this somber tale feels too familiar and formulaic.”

Kenneth Turan from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 60 grade. He stated: “It’s an acceptable, play-it-safe version of the first volume in the hugely popular Veronica Roth-written trilogy.” Ty Burr at the Boston Globe, gave it a 50, stating, “Divergent is almost good enough to make you forget what a cynical exercise it is on every possible level. The original 2011 young adult novel by Veronica Roth — reasonably engrossing, thoroughly disposable — reads exactly like what it is: an ambitious young author’s attempt to re-write “The Hunger Games” without bringing the lawyers down on her head.”

Mick LaSalle from the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it another 50 score, stating, “This society makes no sense except as a metaphor. The social layout of Divergent was supposedly devised so as to maintain peace, but putting people into airtight factions guarantees conflict.”

Michael Phillips at the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 50, stating, “The generic bulk of Divergent hits its marks and moves on.” Lou Lumenick at the New York Post, gave it a 50 grade. He said: “Divergent is a clumsy, humorless and shamelessly derivative sci-fi thriller set in a generically dystopian future.”

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March 20, 2014

New ‘Divergent’ Ultimate Dystopian Movie Trailer Released With New Scenes

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New ‘Divergent’ Ultimate Dystopian movie trailer released with new scenes. Recently, Summit Entertainment (Lionsgate) served up this new movie trailer (below) for their upcoming action/adventure film, “Divergent,” and it’s called the “Ultimate Dystopian.” It looks quite cool,too, featuring amazing action footage with Shailene Woodley aka Tris and Theo James aka Four as they have to race against time to find out why they’re in so much freaking danger, and more. Check it out,below.

The film stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zo? Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, and Kate Winslet. The new movie is set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group.

Eventually, she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader (Kate Winslet) to destroy all Divergents, and Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four (Theo James) to find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late. It’s based on the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth, and shows up in theaters tomorrow, March 21st.

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