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Based on the young adult bestseller by Veronica Roth, Divergent (2014) is a dystopian sci-fi set in a future America divided into trait-based factions. Shailene Woodley stars as heroine Beatrice 'Tris' Prior, with ample support from Theo James, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller and British actress Kate Winslet. To celebrate the home entertainment release of Divergent this coming Monday (11 August), we have Three Blu-ray copies of the film to give away to our returning readers, courtesy once again of our friends at UK distributor Entertainment One. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
- CineVue UK
Divergent is the action-packed adventure starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James and British icon Kate Winslet based on the No.1 Bestseller from Veronica Roth. Directed by Neil Burger the film is the first of what is sure to be one of the slickest and most exciting movie adventures of it’s generation.
To support the release of Divergent out on DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-Ray Steelbook and for download this week, we have a Blu-Ray copy to give away! Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter…
In a futuristic Chicago, society is divided into five factions based on personality type, created to bring everlasting peace: Abgenation (Selfless) Amity (Peaceful) Candor (Honest) Dauntless (Brave) Erudite (Intelligent)
On a given day each year, all sixteen year olds must take a test and choose where they belong. For Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) the choice is not an easy one. In a divided existence where everyone must conform, »
- Gary Collinson
I don’t get it. From time to time, a film will land at the box office and get derided by critics for reasons beyond me. Divergent is one of those films – with its strongly individualistic messages, appealing cast and refreshingly intelligent script, it is far and away the best of the post-Hunger Games Ya crowd, and it even surpasses that franchise in some respects. So why did the critics savage it so? Perhaps it’s simply because they’re sick and tired of dystopia as a whole. Regardless, don’t let the negative buzz keep you away. Divergent is an immensely enjoyable watch, as well as a typically polished and atypically progressive one.
Based on the series by Veronica Roth, it takes place in a future Chicago, in which people are split up into factions based on their personality traits, including Erudite (intelligence), Amity (kindness), Abnegation (selflessness), Candor (honesty) and Dauntless (bravery). Our protagonist, »
- Isaac Feldberg
After what seems like an eternity in development, we’re now less than a year away from the arrival of the fourth instalment in George Miller’s post-apocalyptic action series Mad Max, with Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) taking over from Mel Gibson as Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road.
Considering Gibson’s troubles over the past few years, it comes as little surprise that the series has found itself with a new leading man, however according to Miller – who directed Mel in the first three movies – the decision to bring in another actor was purely down to Gibson’s age.
“I have a great affection for Mel. I was really heartbroken to see him go into [the scandals],” said Miller, who initially planned to stick with Gibson when he started devoping Fury Road over a decade ago. “But it’s a new time. I hope Mel gets to act »
- Gary Collinson
Director: Neil Burger
Running Time: 133 minutes
The Ya (Young Adult) boom is in full swing, with multiple proposed franchise starters thrust into cinemas at lightning speed. In terms of market availability, this isn’t The Hunger Games, this is stuffed to bursting. One of the more promising films, at least based on the box office numbers and potential for a sequel, is Divergent. It’s got a neat idea that relates to the young, it has stars filling out all the roles, and it mixes action and romance in equal measure. It’s almost enough to make you forget that the »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Michael Fassbender reunited with his ex-girlfriend Zoë Kravitz last night at the after party for the hunky actor's latest flick, Frank. The two were spotted hanging out at late-night hotspot The Westway alongside several of Fassbender's co-stars including Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domhnall Gleeson and Carla Azar. Fassbender was seen dancing around and schmoozing up the crowd wearing the mask of his character throughout the evening. At one point, he even posed for pictures with Kravitz and put his arm around her in her latest Instagram snapshot. She didn't address any speculation about being something more than just friendly with her famous ex, and simply captioned her photo, "Go see »
With adolescence comes the question of identity with many a teenager thinking they are some freak of nature. As a result, the Young Adult fiction explosion of the last decade or so has amped that up, coupled with the Millennial generation’s worries about the future as seen in the preponderance of dystopias. As it is, the granddaddy of this genre, The Giver, was the only book my freshmen read, liked, and remembered from middle school. So, once Harry Potter proved box office gold, studios have been mining Ya titles seeking similar profit. All too often, though, the adaptations have failed to capture the same themes and sense of wonder. Everyone wants to be the next Hunger Games and the Divergent series of books comes closest. When the first novel was adapted to screen this spring, I watched several of my fellow teachers and students reading or rereading the book in anticipation. »
- Robert Greenberger
After another longer-than-expected absence, I’m back, dear readers, and I’m hoping to get this column back on something approaching a regular schedule. More importantly, this week finally sees the release of Guardians of the Galaxy, which I hope to be watching by the time you’re reading these words. But it’s never too early to look ahead to what’s coming out next year, and this Trailer Trashin’ column examines our first look at a film that’s definitely on my radar for next year: Mad Max: Fury Road.
Premise: An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed and fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world are two rebels on the run, who just might be able to restore order. One is “Mad” Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy), a »
- Timothy Monforton
After making a big splash at Comic-Con, delivering new posters (clickHere and a new a new trailer (clickHere) which set fandom on fire, Warner Bros. has released three more new photos from Mad Max: Fury Road. The first finds Mad Max (Tom Hardy) in slightly better days, when he could wander the apocalyptic landscape with his gun in hand. The second photo gives us a look at the muzzled Max as he breaks free from Nux's (Nicholas Hoult) chains, taking the mutant hostage. And then we get a new behind-the-scenes look at director George Miller as he works alongside Tom Hardy to bring this two hour chase to life. Check them out.
Within this world of fire and blood exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind »
I was quite bummed I never made it into Hall H for one of the big winners of San Diego Comic-Con 2014, Mad Max: Fury Road, but luckily, ever since Sdcc, Warner Bros. has been making more and more material public. We’ve got a full recap of the Mad Max Comic-Con panel right here, but if you’d like to check out bits of the film for yourself, not only do we have those character posters and the new trailer, but now we’ve got a few new photos as well. Hit the jump to catch those Mad Max: Fury Road images, which include a behind-the-scenes shot of Tom Hardy with director George Miller as well as two stills from the film featuring Hardy and Nicholas Hoult. Mad Max: Fury Road is due in theaters on May 15, 2015 and also stars Charlize Theron, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Nathan Jones. »
- Perri Nemiroff
I've been piecing together a synopsis for Mad Max: Fury Road for awhile now, but have finally updated the site with the official synopsis for the film along with three new pictures (via JoBlo) from the movie. First... From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary Mad Max franchise, comes Mad Max: Fury Road, a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky. Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max (Tom Hardy) believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa (Charlize Theron). They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows. »
- Brad Brevet
Warner Bros. Pictures has released three new photos from "Mad Max: Fury Road."
From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise, comes “Mad Max: Fury Road,” a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky.
Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) stars in the title role in “Mad Max: Fury Road”—the fourth in the franchise’s history. Oscar winner Charlize Theron (“Monster,” “Prometheus”) stars as the Imperator, Furiosa.
The film also stars Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Courtney Eaton, Josh Helman, Jennifer Hagan, iOTA, John Howard, Richard Carter, Megan Gale, Angus Sampson, Joy Smithers, Gillian Jones, Melissa Jaffer, Melita Jurisic
Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the »
- Kellvin Chavez
Over the weekend, the first trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road made its way online via the San Diego Comic-Con International [watch it here], and now we have three new images from the film featuring Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) as Max Rockatansky alongside Mad Max trilogy director George Miller…
Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth film of George Miller‘s Road Warrior/Mad Max franchise co-written and directed by Miller. The post-apocalyptic action film is set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life.
Within this world of fire and blood exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order… There’s Max (played by Tom Hardy from The Dark Knight Rises), a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of »
- Gary Collinson
If you’ve read Divergent, you probably noticed that one particularly unforgettable scene never made it into the movie – the eye stabbing. In the book, during Dauntless initiation, the #1 ranking transfer initiate, Edward (Ben Lamb), is stabbed in the eye in the middle of the night. It’s a pretty brutal moment in the book, so it is reasonable that they opted to cut it from a PG-13-rated film, but they actually did shoot it and it’ll be on the Divergent DVD and Blu-ray special features menu. You can’t get a copy until August 5th, but Summit opted to unveil the long lost stabbing scene a little early. Hit the jump to check out the Divergent deleted scene and also to find out what Lamb himself had to say about shooting it during our set visit. Divergent also stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jai Courtney, Zoe Kravitz, »
- Perri Nemiroff
"Insurgent" won't be in theaters for months, but meanwhile fans can see Shailene Woodley in a highly-anticipated previously unseen deleled scene from "Divergent." This quick scene, which can be found on the film's upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release, finds Tris (Woodley) and Christina (Zoë Kravitz) awoken in the middle of the night to the sounds of screams after Edward (Ben Lamb) has been mysteriously stabbed in the eye. That Peter guy (Miles Teller) is looking mighty suspicious... It's a very dark scene -- thematically and visually -- and director Neil Burger was likely forced to cut it for the PG-13 film. Fans of Veronica Roth's book will be happy to see it though, even if it's not being integrated back into the film itself. Watch the deleted scene below: "Divergent" also stars Theo James, Kate Winslet, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Ray Stevenson, Ashley Judd and Ansel Elgort. Oscar winner Octavia Spencer »
- Dave Lewis
If you were wondering what happened to the scene in "Divergent" where Edward (Ben Lamb) is stabbed in the eye, well, here you go. Sensitive viewers (heh) should think twice before watching this deleted clip from "Divergent."
In this clip, a terrible moaning that sounds like an animal in pain awakens Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Christina (Zoë Kravitz). They find Edward on the floor of their bunk with a butter knife stuck in his eye, and as all the other would-be Dauntless kids gather around to figure out how to help, Peter (Miles Teller) shows up looking creepy as heck. It just so happens that Edward, back when he had two working eyes, was giving Peter a real run for his money in the hand-to-hand combat portion of the Dauntless initiation. With just one peeper, Edward is out of the running -- and the factor altogether.
Kinda blergh, but kinda »
- Jenni Miller
Over the weekend Warner Bros' 'Mad Max: Fury Road' made an appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con revealing exclusive new footage as well as four awesome 'Mad Looks' teaser posters. The latest installment in the cult franchise stars Tom Hardy ('The Dark Knight Rises') in the title role along with a sexy shaved headed Charlize Theron ('Monster'). Nicholas Hoult ('Warm Bodies'), Riley Keough ('Jack and Diane'), Zoe Kravitz, Nathan Jones, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ('Transformers: Dark of the Moon') and Abbey Lee Kershaw are amongst those along for the ride. George Miller, who helmed the original trilogy, returns once more to direct. Check out the goods below. »
Shared from milesteller-news using Embeddlr download/iPhone Shared from milesteller-news using Embeddlr download/iPhone The story is set in a future where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late. Divergent is directed by Neil Burger (Limitless), and is based on a best-selling book series by Veronica Roth. The cast includes: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Ray Stevenson, Mekhi Phifer, Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Zoe Kravitz, Ashley Judd and Miles Teller. It's set to hit theaters on March 21st, 2014. »
Some are still buzzing with energy, while others are a little sad that it's all over for another year. There are even those dour sourpusses who feel this year was nothing but lackluster. Even if that's the case, Comic-Con 2014 wasn't without its surprises. Maybe there weren't as many as in years past. And the fact that neither Marvel nor DC announced any of its upcoming titles still stings. But, dang that footage! Both studios are clearly on the path to releasing two of the biggest movies of all time! It's clear that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Avengers: Age of Ultron will be vying to knock Avatar off its perch as the top grossing movie of all time. But seeing the latest and first footage from these superhero behemoths wasn't the only fun studios had with their fans and ever-expanding audience. There were a couple of curveballs thrown »
Director George Miller made us believe in a young Mel Gibson as "Mad Max" in 1979, heck he even made us believe that animals can talk in "Babe!" Now, the Australian director is making us believe that we need another hero in the form of Tom Hardy in the new "Mad Max: Fury Road."
The "Inception" star slides into Gibson's shoes in the sequel which had all of Comic-Con buzzing when the trailer premiered at the convention.
In the press conference at Comic-Con for the film, Miller said, "Of course it's based on the same character that they'll play, the lone warrior in the wasteland disengaged from the rest of the world."
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