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Watch: First Clip From 'The Fault In Our Stars'; Soundtrack Features M83, Lykke Li, Charli XCX & More

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • April 14, 2014 10:05 AM
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The Fault In Our Stars
You have to hand it to Shailene Woodley. “Divergent” was not exactly a hit with the critics when it came out last month, far from it, but it’s managed to become a solid performer in the box office and has solidified Woodley’s status as a star. Studios have been desperate to replicate the type of success that “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games” have received over the past few years, but only “Divergent” has managed to come close to achieving big box office numbers. Clearly, Shailene Woodley is a big reason for the film’s success. And now, fans of the young actress will get to see her appear on the big screen once again in this summer’s “The Fault In Our Stars.”

New Pics Of Shailene Woodley In 'The Fault In Our Stars' Plus Behind-The-Scenes Featurette

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2014 5:11 PM
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The Fault In Our Stars
Currently kicking ass around the world on the big screen in "Divergent," this summer Shailene Woodley will perhaps need someone in her corner fighting for her, in the romantic drama "The Fault In Our Stars." And she'll have that with her co-star Ansel Elgort.

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

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 17, 2014 1:30 PM
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Divergent
"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 Dauntless" (that’s code for the faction of people in this world that are brave).

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

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • March 16, 2014 4:35 PM
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Divergent
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 physically embody those issues, the results are decidedly mixed, exemplified by Neil Burger’s realization of “Divergent.”

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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2014 9:21 AM
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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 underscoring the differences, and how one world-in-the-balance-movie-with-teens differs from another world-in-the-balance-movie-with-teens. But Shailene Woodley has made it pretty unequivocal that "Divergent" might be better for your overall mental health than anything Bella, Edward and Jacob served up.

First Listen: M83 & Snow Patrol's 'Divergent' Tracks, Plus 2 New Clips & 14 Images From The YA Movie

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 28, 2014 1:39 PM
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Divergent
Will “Divergent” overcome the curse of previously failed YA adaptations? The movie doesn’t open up until March 21st, but tickets are already going on sale Tuesday March 4th, which suggests the demand is there. Moreover, the movie starring Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Miles Teller and many more is tracking well, and Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment’s would-be franchise looks on course to haul in north of $50 million on its opening weekend. That would certainly bode well for its franchise hopes (and might even seal the deal immediately).

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

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 4, 2014 11:24 AM
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Divergent
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 "Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones," (initially shuttered, but limping back for a sequel), "Beautiful Creatures" (dead on arrival), "The Host" (a laughable worst-of-year dud), "The Seventh Son" (delayed by more than two years) and the Weinstein Company's "Vampire Academy" looks as if it was concocted by Friedberg and Seltzer.

Watch: First Trailer For The Terminal Illness Romance Flick 'The Fault In Our Stars' Starring Shailene Woodley

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 29, 2014 12:59 PM
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The Fault In Our Stars
Since breaking out in "The Descendants" — where she played the daughter of woman in a coma, while navigating a complex relationship with her father — Shailene Woodley's onscreen characters haven't always had it easy. In "The Spectacular Now" she deals with the complications of dating a selfish, non-committal, directionless alcoholic and next year, her Mom will go missing in "White Bird In A Blizzard" and she'll take on the leaders of a grim post-apocalyptic future in "Divergent." While "The Fault In Our Stars" looks like a love story, once again Woodley will have a rough path.

Sundance Review: Gregg Araki’s 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Starring Shailene Woodley, Eva Green & More

  • By Chase Whale
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  • January 25, 2014 3:24 PM
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By now, devoted cinephiles likely know what to expect going into a Gregg Araki movie: sex-crazed teens, an overabundance of nudity (sometimes pretty, sometimes not), a dream-like story wrapped snugly in a nightmare and a killer soundtrack. However, it would be lazy for someone to call it trash cinema—there’s a lot of feeling in his films (please watch "Mysterious Skin" now). Araki is a brilliant director who finds a great deal of meaning in stories of teenage angst and sexual desire, and is perhaps the finest example of coming-of-rage cinema. His latest film, "White Bird in a Blizzard," is his most grownup film to date, but never deviates far from his comfort zone.

Watch: Romance, Tattoos & Ellie Goulding Come Together In First Clip From 'Divergent'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • December 19, 2013 9:00 AM
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Divergent,
In case one year between “The Hunger Games” movies is too much for you, perhaps this upcoming film can help to appease your appetite. “Divergent” stars Shailene Woodley and a brand new clip from the film has just been released, which is certainly not meant to attract a specific demographic. No, not at all. As Ellie Goulding's "Dead In The Water" fills the background, Beatrice Prior (Woodley) gets a nice look at Tobias Eaton’s (Theo James) elaborate tattoo design. It’s the tattoo design, and only the tattoo, that is impressive here. Nothing else.

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