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'Divergent: Insurgent' Special Feature Preview Starring Theo James | Exclusive

14 July 2015 10:53 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Stars Kate Winslet (Jeanine), Miles Teller (Peter), Zo&#235 Kravitz (Christina), Theo James (Four) and producer Lucy Fisher discuss how the relationship between Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four has evolved in our exclusive preview from The Divergent Series: Insurgent, debuting on Digital HD July 21 before its release on Blu-ray and DVD August 4. Both Theo James and Miles Teller discuss how much more at ease the cast was with each other in the sequel, since there is a level of familiarity, while Kate Winslet discusses how much Shailene Woodley has grown as a person since the last film, and how it shows on screen. This exclusive video also offers plenty of behind-the-scenes footage from this beloved sequel.

Shailene Woodley (The Fault in Our Stars, The Descendants) and Theo James (Underworld Awakening) pack a powerful one-two punch in the blockbuster action-adventure, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, arriving on Digital HD July 21 and on »

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8 big movies whose scripts dramatically changed

17 June 2015 5:12 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Con Air, Last Action Hero, Brainscan and Die Hard 4.0 could all have been very different films, going by the early drafts of their scripts.

The life of a Hollywood screenwriter might sound like a glamorous one, but it's not all premieres and champagne.

As one of the smaller cogs in an often complex machine, the writer can often find his or her work changed almost beyond recognition by other hands. Such is the case with the following movies, which were all changed quite drastically in one way or another between their original draft and their final cut.

Some scripts were pressed into service as sequels. Some began in one genre and wound up in another. Rather than put together an exhaustive list, we've chosen a few examples of the script changes that intrigued or bemused us most.

Con Air

Nic Cage with lank hair and a thick southern drawl. An »

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First Logo for Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’S Home For Peculiar Children

9 June 2015 10:44 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We've got more logos for you! Steve is busy walking the floor at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas and just sent in images for War of the Planet of the Apes and Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves is returning to helm the upcoming installment and he'll also pen the script with Mark Bomback as well. We don't have an official synopsis yet, but Reeves told us that War will be "about [Caesar] becoming the seminal figure for ape history." Burton began shooting the big screen adaptation of the Ransom Riggs novel in February. Asa Butterfield leads as Jacob, a teen who follows clues to a mysterious island and finds the title location in ruins. Jacob explores the abandoned building and soon discovers "its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers." Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children »

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The Third ‘Planet Of The Apes’ Movie Will Be Named…

14 May 2015 1:32 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The third movie in the Planet Of The Apes prequel series has been given an official title. The film will be known as War Of The Planet Of The Apes and will hit cinemas in the summer of 2017.

Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes) will direct as well as co-write the screenplay. The film will continue the franchise and follow the events of the second movie, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (also directed by Reeves) which lead into war with the humans, led by Andy Serkis’ character, Caesar.

War Of The Planet Of The Apes has a release date set for July 14, 2017. Mark Bomback will assis on writing duties as he did with ‘Daen.’

Source: Collider »

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Title Unveiled for New Planet Of The Apes Film

14 May 2015 11:24 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The sequel to last summer's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes doesn't hit cinemas until 2017, but the newly revealed title lets us know that Caesar and company will be gearing up for battle in the franchise's next installment.

Collider reports that the next Planet of the Apes movie is titled War of the Planet of the Apes. The follow-up film to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is slated for a July 14th, 2017 release from Fox. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves will return to helm the sequel, likely working from a screenplay he'll write with Dawn co-scriber Mark Bomback.

Though no official cast announcements have been made at this time, we should see Andy Serkis reprise his role as ape leader Caesar. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for further updates on War of the Planet of the Apes.

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Review: 'Insurgent' wastes a great cast on a Xerox of a Xerox of a Xerox

20 March 2015 5:20 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Based on the nearly omnipresent ads online for the last month, "Insurgent" appears to be the story of a girl who lives in a world made entirely of giant windows who is determined to lead a revolution by jumping through panes of glass at every opportunity. To be honest, that would be no less ridiculous than the film they're actually releasing. By now, the Ya model is as ossified as any other genre, with beats they all seem to hit like someone's got a checklist next to them as they write. If you want a great laugh, make sure you follow @DystopianYA on Twitter, where comedian Dana Schwartz has been publishing a line-by-line pitch-perfect parody of Ya novels, so sharp and on point that I don't know how anyone could publish another one of these with a straight face after this. "Insurgent" is the second film in the series inspired »

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Film Review: Shortage of Spark Makes ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’ a Second-String Effort

20 March 2015 5:01 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” does nothing to change the “Divergent” series status as an off-brand Young Adult epic. As we’ve seen with “The Hunger Games,” these Young Adult franchises can be lots of fun and be faithful to their source material. But “Insurgent” has the same problem as the first two “Harry Potter” films – it’s too faithful, coupled with a dearth of inspiration behind the camera.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

Director Robert Schwentke and screenwriters Akiva Goldsman, Mark Bomback, and Brian Duffield are more interested in playing it safe than in creating anything memorable. This series only lands glancing blows when its emotional arcs should lead to blockbuster knockouts.

The film picks up shortly after the events of the first film, and picks up the pace. Tris (Shailene Woodley) and her fellow Divergents are on the run after main baddie Jeanine (Kate Winslet) declares martial law and promises to stamp »

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‘Insurgent’ is a listless sci-fi soap opera

19 March 2015 4:04 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Insurgent

Written by Brian Duffield, Akiva Goldsman and Mark Bomback

Directed by Robert Schwentke

USA, 2015

During the live performances of Led Zeppelin’s gravitas-laden epic, “Stairway to Heaven,” Robert Plant often asked, “Does anyone remember laughter?” Compared to Insurgent, “Stairway to Heaven” is a laugh riot. In fact, this film has the emotional intensity of androids reciting an instruction manual. There’s nothing new to see here, and it’s delivered in the most listless fashion possible. Even for a sci-fi soap opera, Insurgent feels lazy and uninspired.

While the first film in the series, Divergent, had plenty of world-building to occupy its time, Insurgent is forced to fill its running time with action and political “intrigue.” Things pick up where Divergent left off, with Tris (Shailene Woodley), Four (Theo James), Caleb (Ansel Elgort), and Peter (Miles Teller) being dubbed enemies of the State for their treasonous exploits. The four »

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Insurgent Review

18 March 2015 9:54 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Read it and weepDivergent fans (Initiates? Divergettes?) – the only uprising that Insurgent could ever incite might be in its audience, leaping out of their seats and making a beeline for the theater doors. They’d be justified in doing so; after all, no fan, however faithful, likes the sensation of being cheated, and this stale, stagnant sequel, with its premium on special effects and failure to pull any genuine emotion out of its muddled plot, is a large-scale con job. Tonally confused, thematically misguided and blatantly cobbled together from other dystopian Ya franchise pics, it makes a strong case for retiring the increasingly oversaturated genre.

The first Divergent movie was not, contrary to popular opinion, a simple Hunger Games clone. Predictable, yes, and bland, in places. But despite its shortcomings, the film boasted a strong female protagonist (Shailene Woodley’s gutsy Tris Prior) aware and in control of her mind and body, »

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'The Divergent Series: Insurgent' (2015) Movie Review

17 March 2015 11:40 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It's hard to muster enough energy to review a movie the likes of Insurgent. What's the pointc Reallyc It's a product, nothing more. I can only wonder what the conversation is as they head into production, knowing they have nothing to work with. Does director Robert Schwentke wonder if anyone notices and is it really worth the extra money spent to hire three screenwriters -- Brian Duffield, Akiva Goldsman and Mark Bomback -- to attempt to adapt Veronica Roth's young adult novel into a coherent screenplayc More questions than answers exist at the end of the film's two-hour running time, the most pressing of which is to wonder what they can possibly come up with to make one more. That said, had they combined the first two books in Roth's "Divergent" series into one movie rather than two, perhaps we'd have something to discuss. To its credit, Insurgent doesn't conclude with an open ending, »

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Receive a Free The Divergent: Insurgent Limited Edition Collectible Poster From Cinemark Theatre

16 March 2015 2:08 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

RealD Inc., Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label and Cinemark announced today that guests purchasing tickets in advance to see The Divergent: Insurgent in RealD 3D at over 100 participating Cinemark Xd Theatre locations will receive a free The Divergent: Insurgent limited edition collectible movie poster, while supplies last, beginning March 19th.

For locations, visit Cinemark.com.

The Divergent: Insurgent raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the powerhungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one »

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Film Review: ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’

11 March 2015 4:59 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

From the beginning, women have been the heroes, villains, role models and leaders in Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” series, so it should come as no surprise that its year-later sequel, “Insurgent,” advances the paradigm, adding a formidable new character in Naomi Watts’ Evelyn — albeit one with not much to do until the next installment. Just as the exposition-heavy “Divergent” promised big things to come, director Robert Schwentke’s like-minded follow-up remains squarely forward-focused, but lacks the moment-to-moment thrill of puzzling out versatile protagonist Tris Prior’s place in a society designed to categorize its citizens into one of five rigidly defined factions. Here, Tris knows her role, and instead spends most of the movie coming to terms with the casualties already on her conscience, making this entire deja vu episode feel like a hurdle the franchise must clear before moving on to its two-part finale.

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Insurgent review: Shailene Woodley stars in a flat and hollow sequel

11 March 2015 4:59 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Robert Schwentke; Screenwriter: Brian Duffield, Akiva Goldsman, Mark Bomback; Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts; Miles Teller; Running time: 119 mins; Certificate: 12A

It's fitting that large portions of Insurgent, Robert Schwentke's leaden sequel to last year's affable Ya newcomer Divergent, see its characters locked in suspended animation battling simulated forces of evil. Despite its earnest tone and unremittingly solemn performances, the entire movie feels like a simulation, devoid of lifelike detail or tangible dramatic stakes.

For anyone not yet up to speed on the convoluted premise of Veronica Roth's novels, the Divergent series centres on a dystopian future Chicago in which citizens are divided into five factions according to their personality type. Tris (Shailene Woodley) is special because she is Divergent, meaning that like most normal human beings her personality is fluid and not easily categorised by a single adjective.

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Insurgent Snapchat Snippets Form Another Clip From The Upcoming Sequel

19 February 2015 1:15 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Audience members would be forgiven for thinking that Insurgent had been released already – we have certainly been hearing about it for long enough. The second instalment in the film adaptation of the Divergent book series by Veronica Roth has been previewed and trailed and, now, Snapchatted for such a long time that it perhaps feels beyond familiar. It hasn’t been released, though. If it had, clumsy soundbites such as these would surely have generated more internet memes.

For it is the internet-dwelling, meme-creating young adult crowd that the Divergent series, and therefore Insurgent, is essentially aimed at – hence, the recent Snapchatting during Pretty Little Liars. Once neatly sewn back together, however, the clip reveals dialogue so cringe-worthy and clichéd that audiences would be forgiven for thinking they had stumbled into Fifty Shades Of Grey instead. The source material is adapted for the screen by Brian Duffield (R.I.P. »

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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes VFX Breakdown

15 February 2015 12:00 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Would you like to know how Weta Digital was able to make those computer-generated apes in 20th Century Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes looks so darn good? Well, just click on the video below to see all the advancemed technology that was utilized to render them apes. A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In), from a screenplay written by Mark Bomback, Scott Z. Burns, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. The cast includes: Andy Serkis (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, »

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Have a Look At 'The Divergent Series: Insurgent' Super Bowl Pregame Trailer

29 January 2015 9:22 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Summit Entertainment has released the Super Bowl pregame trailer for The Divergent Series: Insurgent, the second installment of its Divergent franchise.

The film stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Octavia Spencer, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Daniel Dae Kim, Naomi Watts, and Kate Winslet.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite.  Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as »

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Check Out The Final 'Insurgent' Poster

28 January 2015 8:46 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Summit Entertainment has released the final poster for The Divergent Series: Insurgent, the second installment of its Divergent franchise.

The film stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Octavia Spencer, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Daniel Dae Kim, Naomi Watts, and Kate Winslet.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite.  Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Check Out Some Animated Character Portraits from 'The Divergent Series: Insurgent'

22 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Lionsgate released 5 new animated character portraits from The Divergent Series: Insurgent, the second installment of its Divergent franchise, in both 3D and 2D. 

The portraits reflect the idea that much of the action takes place within the minds of the characters which include Tris (Shailene Woodley), Four (Theo James), Jeanine (Kate Winslet), Evelyn (Naomi Watts), and Johanna (Octavia Spencer).

Have a look at the animated character portraits below.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite.  Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them.  Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Golden Reel Nominees

14 January 2015 12:24 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

American Sniper,” “Big Hero 6,” “Birdman,” “The Lego Movie” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” have been nominated by the Motion Picture Sound Editors for the 62nd Mpse Golden Reel Awards, to be held Feb. 15 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles.

The Mpse announced nominees in 20 categories Wednesday.

“2014 was a fantastic year for sound,” said Mpse president Frank Morrone. “The advent of new distribution channels, streaming services and gaming platforms is creating additional opportunities for sound artists to practice their craft beyond the traditional venues of film and television. This year’s nominations reflect that change, spanning an amazing diversity of mediums and genres, all executed at the highest level of creativity. We are truly inspired and impressed by the work of our colleagues.”

Darren Aronofsky will receive the filmmaker award, and Skip Lievsay will receive the career achievement award.

The entire nominations list:

Feature Animation

Big Hero 6

Walt Disney Animation Studios »

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‘Birdman,’ ‘Apes’ Top 2015 Golden Reel Nominations

14 January 2015 12:00 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Hollywood’s sound pros nominated Birdman and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes for three awards apiece as the Motion Picture Sound Editors unveiled nods for its 62nd Mpse Golden Reel Awards, honoring the best feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment work of the year.

“2014 was a fantastic year for sound,” said Mpse president Frank Morrone. “The advent of new distribution channels, streaming services and gaming platforms is creating additional opportunities for sound artists to practice their craft beyond the traditional venues of film and television. This year’s nominations reflect that change, spanning an amazing diversity of mediums and genres, all executed at the highest level of creativity. We are truly inspired and impressed by the work of our colleagues.”

This year’s Golden Reels will additionally honor Noah director Darren Aronofsky with the Mpse’s annual Filmmaker Award. Oscar winner Skip Lievsay, known for his work »

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