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  • 'Divergent' conforms to the young-adult playbook, reviews say

    'Divergent' conforms to the young-adult playbook, reviews say
    The new movie "Divergent" stars Shailene Woodley as a brave young woman who challenges the rigid social order of her dystopian society, in which people are categorized into factions based on their personality types. Many film reviewers, however, are...
  • 'Divergent' delivers strong $4.9 million from Thursday showings

    'Divergent' delivers strong $4.9 million from Thursday showings
    The teen sci-fi film "Divergent," starring Shailene Woodley, opened with a strong $4.9 million from Thursday night showings, according to Lionsgate.  The movie, which the studio hopes will launch its next successful young-adult franchise following...
  • 'Divergent' review: Star power comes to Chicago

    'Divergent' review: Star power comes to Chicago
    **1/2 (out of four) For the first time since YA adaptations ("Twilight," "The Hunger Games") became the new blockbusters, we have a movie in which the most important stars do exactly what they're supposed to. In "Divergent," Shailene Woodley ("The...
  • 'Divergent's' opening may finally be what young-adult genre needs

    When it comes to young-adult films properties, it’s been a case of haves and have-nots. Billion-dollar juggernauts rise above the penny-eking whimperers, phenomena that take over the world are matched by one-and-done entries that fade faster than...
  • REVIEW: 'Divergent' ★★

    REVIEW: 'Divergent' ★&#9733
    In Veronica Roth's young adult trilogy of best-selling futuristic hellholes, being a "divergent" means you avoid easy categorization and defy the crushing dictates of your overseers. The movie version of "Divergent" is no divergent. It goes along to get...
  • Theo James portrays a character with plenty of walls in 'Divergent'

    PITTSBURGH David Letterman did it. Twice. And then Sylvester Stallone opted to double down, too. What else was actor Theo James to do March 12 when confronted with the prospect of drinking raw eggs in front of a studio audience and, later having it...
  • 'Divergent' is 'Hunger Games' without the arrows

    "Divergent," the latest outcast-teen-battles-The System thriller, is similar enough to "The Hunger Games" that hardcore Katniss fans may dismiss it. But it's a more streamlined film, with a love story with genuine heat and deaths with genuine pathos....
  • 'The Giver' trailer: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep in YA dystopia

    'The Giver' trailer: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep in YA dystopia
    As the popularity of "The Hunger Games" franchise and the anticipation of the release of "Divergent" can attest, dystopic young-adult stories are all the rage these days, on screen and on the page. Now the first trailer has been released for a big-...
  • Film Review: 'Divergent'

    Even though it stretches to nearly two-and-a-half hours and concludes with an extended gun battle, by the time "Divergent" ends, it still seems to be in the process of clearing its throat. Blame it on burdensome commercial expectations, perhaps: Adapted...
  • 'Divergent' dreams up a broken future Chicago

    'Divergent' dreams up a broken future Chicago
    The new movie "Divergent" opens on a marsh, wild and untended, its grasses long, wavy and serene. So what follows, considering the relatively benign, "Ferris Bueller"-ed archetype of Chicago on film, might prove unnerving: As the camera pans across...
  • 'The Hunger Games' Producer Lands Donna Tartt's Bestseller 'The Goldfinch'

    Nina Jacobson and her Color Force Production banner have come on as producers for the adaptation of Donna Tartt's novel "The Goldfinch." The book was published last fall and still ranks second on the New York Times bestseller list. The sprawling story,...
  • How Jennifer Lawrence persuaded Shailene Woodley to do 'Divergent'

    "Divergent's" Shailene Woodley could be poised for the same type of young adult stardom her contemporaries Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence have enjoyed. But it turns out the 22-year-old, who had a large fan following thanks to ABC Family's...