| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:32 AM
A cataclysmic event occurred. To control the chaos, society becomes highly ordered and stratified, with every person having a defined role and knowing what behaviors are expected.
In these stories, teen characters break away from expectations, in some...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his New York apartment on Feb. 2, died of an accidental overdose of drugs, the New York City Chief Medical Examiner said on Friday.
The cause of death was acute drug intoxication, including heroin,...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:31 PM
"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...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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,...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The odds still are ever in its favor.
Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" has sold an estimated 3.9 million DVD and Blu-ray copies in its first weekend of release in North America, with the biggest digital launch for the company, surpassing the...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:48 AM
The team behind the blockbuster film adaptation of "The Hunger Games" has signed on to make Donna Tartt's 2013 bestseller "The Goldfinch" into a film -- or something.
The Wrap reports that Nina Jacobson's Color Force is looking for the right director...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 11:27 AM
"Hunger Games: Catching Fire" continued to post big numbers as it made its debut on retail shelves.
The "Hunger Games" sequel sold an estimated 3.9 million DVD and Blu-ray units in its first weekend in release, Lionsgate said Tuesday. The original sold...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 9:23 AM
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...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
No offense to entertainment journalists and film critics, but Kate Winslet doesn't read what they write about her. It's nothing personal. And it's not as if she's inaccessible. In fact, she's one of the more engaging interviewees one is likely to...
| Mar 2, 2014
Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1
Available on VOD beginning March 6
It's hard to know how to evaluate this because Lars von Trier's two-hour character sketch is, on its own, an unfinished film, ending on a cliffhanger that suggests a change of gears for the...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 8:09 AM
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...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...