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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).

‘Divergent’ Soundtrack Features M83, Snow Patrol, A$AP Rocky, Skrillex, Kendrick Lamar, Ellie Goulding & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 21, 2014 1:30 PM
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Divergent
Got a young adult dystopian sci-fi-ish movie on the way? Chances are, like “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games,” your soundtrack is loaded with hip, up-and-coming indie acts (the music of which probably not actually featured in the movie, but that’s besides the point when you’re talking about synergy and trying to move units).

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.

First Look: Melissa McCarthy In 'Tammy,' Clint Eastwood's 'Jersey Boys,' New Photos Of 'Divergent' & 'Edge Of Tomorrow'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 7, 2014 10:45 AM
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Tammy, Melisa McCarthy
In case you missed it, Redbox revealed their top 10 most rented titles of 2013 on Christmas Eve, and two films from comedian Melissa McCarthy, "The Heat" and "Identity Thief," nabbed the top two slots. Not too shabby. Plus now you know what the rest of the country does when they rent movies. Suffice to say the "Bridesmaids" breakout actress has become a bona fide star in her own right.

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.

Watch: Full Length Trailer For 'Divergent' Arrives, Will It Be The Next YA Sensation?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2013 11:42 AM
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Divergent
With superlatives like "the 'Empire Strikes Back' of young adult adaptations" being thrown around for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," do any other YA adaptations stand a chance? Certainly, there have been comers like "Beautiful Creatures" and "The Host," which both flopped, while "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones" seems to be getting a sequel mostly because the property rights are there to be exploited. But next year's "Divergent" is certainly aiming high with a campaign worthy of Panem. But as always, it's the fanbase they need to support the movie, but will the welcome the tweaks being made to Veronica Roth's source material?

Savannah Film Fest: Miles Teller Talks Long Haul Of 'The Spectacular Now' & Switching Gears For 'Divergent'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2013 2:53 PM
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The Spectacular Now
Sustaining the buzz from January at the Sundance Film Festival until October, ten months later, is no easy feat. Plenty of movies have floated out of Park City with oodles of press and praise, only to be forgotten by time it comes for their release. But it speaks to the quality of filmmaking, and the authenticity of feel, that James Ponsoldt's "The Spectacular Now" didn't suffer such a fate. The picture rolled into the Savannah Film Festival this week with both the director and star Miles Teller on hand to present the film, which was shot in Athens, Georgia. And we got a few moments to chat with Teller about the movie, his drumming skills and transitioning from indie pictures to full blown tentpole productions.

Miles Teller Says 'Divergent' Sequel Could Get In The Way Of 'Fantastic Four'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 28, 2013 4:50 PM
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Miles Teller
While attending the Savannah Film Festival, Fandango talked to Miles Teller, star of this year's wonderful teen romance "The Spectacular Now" (and also the odious college comedy "21 and Over"), about what he's got coming up next. Teller also stars in next year's high profile YA adaptation "Divergent," whose sequel is set to begin shooting imminently. But what about that other hot property Teller has been attached to? You know, the one with the Invisible Woman and The Thing…

Watch: First Teaser Trailer For 'Divergent' Leaps Online, Is It The Next 'Twilight' Or 'Hunger Games'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 25, 2013 8:44 PM
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With "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" joining "The Host" and "Beautiful Creatures" on the YA franchise woodpile, Summit Entertainment are hoping they've figured out the secret recipe for franchise success with "Divergent." Have they got it? Well, they're trying damn hard to get right to the core audience.

Watch: Super Brief Teaser For 'Divergent' Starring Shailene Woodley

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2013 3:50 PM
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Shailene Woodley, Divergent
With Vine and Instagram clips suddenly becoming a new thing, it seems everyone loves super brief videos. Especially marketing teams. Why bother fussing over cuts of a proper trailer when you can just smash together a few seconds of footage and put it online? And so, here we are...

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