Terry Monroe and Bob Bolaño are cops who seek their own form of justice. If a criminal is making money from some illegal scheme, they the ones who will be taking at least part of the cash. Their boss is used to them coming up against various allegations such as corruption and assault but so far they've always managed to keep their badges.
Their home town of New Mexico is also home to their new target but it quickly becomes apparent that the officers might be out of their league. When the local race track is robbed, three of the robbers are found dead but the driver makes a get away with the substantial loot. Terry and Bob begin their usual undercover lines of questioning and they find out that the heist was arranged by a British man names James Mangan. Now the search is on for them to find Mangan - and more importantly the cash he stole - before he makes a getaway or the straight cops on the force find and arrest him.
War On Everyone is written and directed by John Michael McDonagh
The fourth and final film could bypass theatres and debut on the small screen instead.
The fourth and final film in the Divergent franchise might never be coming to a theatre near you. The film was initially scheduled for a June 2017 release, but now studio Lionsgate is said to be considering wrapping up the series with a television movie and a spinoff series instead.
Will the final Divergent movie now be on the small screen?
Variety reports that negotiations are currently in the early stages, but 'an individual with knowledge of the situation' has said that instead of having The Divergent Series: Ascendant open in theatres next year as originally planned, the studio wants to wrap up the film series on television.
Continue reading: Is The 'Divergent Series' Set To End With A TV Movie?
After the more thrilling Insurgent, this saga reverts to the talky style of the original Divergent movie, constantly explaining this post-apocalyptic world's convoluted mythology before indulging in whizzy action that has little to do with the story or characters. It's a strange step back for a franchise that has such a strong cast and high production values. And this movie also feels frustratingly incomplete, because it's only based on the first half of Veronica Roth's third and final novel (a fourth film, Ascendant, is due next year).
When we last saw our hero Tris (Shailene Woodley), she and her hunky boyfriend Four (Theo James) had overthrown the nasty Erudite leaders to create a "factionless" society in Chicago under new leader Evelyn (Naomi Watts), Four's mother. But Evelyn's willingness to indulge in military excesses causes a rift with the more peace-loving leader Johanna (Octavia Spencer), sparking a civil war. Bored with this, Tris and Four free Tris' brother Caleb (Ansel Elgort) from death row and escape over the walls out of Chicago along with cohorts Peter and Christina (Miles Teller and Zoe Kravitz). Fleeing into the fringe, they encounter a peaceful, futuristic community called the Bureau of Genetic Welfare, run by David (Jeff Daniels). There they learn new facts about their past, but they're unable to ignore the unravelling situation in Chicago.
As in the first film, this script is over-packed with long conversations about the society's complicated set-up, and the Bureau has its own set of issues. Some of this information provides welcome context to the earlier films, but the screenwriters also hold back a lot of key details for next time, so this episode is oddly inconclusive. And that also makes it feel dull and contrived, especially since it leaves the characters' motivations so badly muddled. There's also the problem that these movies continually steal ideas and imagery from other films (this time it's Mad Max and The Truman Show).
Continue reading: The Divergent Series: Allegiant Review
In the third instalment of the Divergent series Allegiant, Tris and Four find themselves plunged into a new world and facing far more dangers than ever before.
In the aftermath of the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris and Four must go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago and venture into the unknown, leaving the only city and family they have ever known as they fight to survive.
Outside of their home the pair realise that they have spent their lives being monitored and are already known to the rest of the world. But it soon becomes clear that everything is not as it seems and old discoveries are now meaningless thanks to shocking new revelations.
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Following the revelation that she is Divergent and not specialised for any of the dystopian Chicago factions, Tris (Shailene Woodley) uncovered a series of intrigue and dishonesty amongst factions. Now, Tris is on the run with her leader Four (Theo James); being chased by the Erudite - a faction based on intelligence - as they plot to become the dominant faction. With Tris' family having sacrificed themselves some great secret, Tris and Four must find out what that is before the Erudite can catch them and win.
Watts' casting was announced late in the game.
The cast of Divergent sequels Insurgent and Allegiant is already taking shape with Naomi Watts being the latest A-lister to join the lineup. The actress joins Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Zoe Kravitz and a number of other celebrities for the remaining movies of the young adult franchise. Watts willplay the mother of James’ character Four, appearing in three movies in total, since the final book, Allegiant will be split into two films a la every teen fantasy franchise of the past five years. Watts’ character, Evelyn, is the ruthless leader of the factionless in the books, aka those, who do not belong into any of Divergent’s five castes and have therefore been shunned from society.
Is Watts right for the part of a ruthless rebel leader?
Back in May, Summit also announced the casting of Octavia Spencer as Amity leader Johanna Reyes and the return of Kate Winslet as the main antagonist of the first two books, Jeanine Matthews. According to The Hollywood Reporter, production on Insurgent is already underway in Atlanta. The second film from the series has been given a tentative release date of March 20, 2015 – nine whole months ahead of the other big YA movie coming out in 2015 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I.
Continue reading: Naomi Watts To Join "Insurgent" Cast Straight Away, As Rebel Leader
The cast for the 2015 sequel is already taking shape.
More Insturgent cast news this week. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Suki Waterhouse and Johnny Weston have been added to the growing cast of the teen dystopia. The British model has signed on to play Marlene, a member of the Dauntless faction. This is Waterhouse’s first big studio production, however she has seen some success in her modeling career. She is the current face of Burberry and has worked on campaigns for Swatch, H&M and Max Studio. As for Weston, the 23-year-old actor, also a relative unknown, is still in final negotiations and his role in the sequel to the 2014 YA adaptation is yet to be announced.
Suki Waterhouse [l] and Jonny Weston [r] complete this round of Divergent castings (blonde edition).
Much of the cast will remain the same for Insurgent, as it was for Divergent. Most notably, we will see the return of stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James, as well as Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Kate Winslet, Zoe Kravitz and Jai Courtney in supporting parts. Earlier this month, Summit also announced that Octavia Spencer had been cast as Johanna Reyes, the de facto leader of the Amity faction.
Continue reading: British Model Suki Waterhouse Cast In Summit's 'Insurgent'
Handsome 'Divergent' star Theo James seems to be a huge fan of America, but what is it he loves about New York?
It sounds like 29 year old British actor Theo James is keen to switch nationalities! The Divergent star was born and raised in Oxfordshire in the South East of England, afterwards attending university in Nottingham and training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
English actor Theo James seems to be a huge fan of the United States
Before James was walking down the red carpet with Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet, he starred as Jed Harper in British supernatural television series Bedlam, as well as smug tour rep James in The Inbetweeners Movie (we'd take Simon any day!). James’ first major role across the pond was in the 2012 action horror film Underworld: Awakening, in which he appeared as David, a vampire ally of Kate Beckinsale’s character, Selene. Underworld: Awakening was filmed in Vancouver but clearly gave James a taste for what life was like outside of the UK.
Continue reading: Does 'Divergent' Actor Theo James Want To Be An American?
Filming a sex-scene must be awkward enough, without having members of your family showing up, surprised and confused by what they are witnessing.
'Divergent' star Theo James was shocked by the sudden arrival of his brothers on set. during the filming of his sex scene with Shailene Woodley. The British actor has two brother and two sisters, all of which are older than him. Apparently, the bothers were flying out to see him on his last day of filming, but couldn't have believed what was waiting for them when they arrived.
Talking to 'People' magazine, James revealed that: ''My sex scene with Shai was the last of the whole shoot, and my brothers had flown in for a trip to [Las] Vegas. Since filming was delayed, they literally walked off the plane and onto the set to see my getting funky. It was surreal. I got made fun of for months.''
Continue reading: Theo James Finds His Brother On-Set While Filming 'Divergent' Sex Scene
'Divergent' should reach $55 million by the weekend.
The movie adaptation of Divergent, the young adult novel by Veronica Roth, has recorded a massive opening at the box-office despite middling reviews. Though it would have be nice for the movie to have scored reviews akin to, say, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Lionsgate executives will not have worried about the critical reaction and the movie tallied $4.9 million from midnight screenings on Thursday alone.
Shailene Woodley [L] in 'Divergent'
By Friday, studio estimates placed its total at $22.8 million - miles away from the $67.3 million taken by The Hunger Games and $36 million taken by Twilight on the opening day of release.
Despite all the fuss, 'Divergent' failed to win over the critics. What went wrong?
There’s been a whole lot of hype surrounding Shailene Woodley and Theo James’ new movie Divergent, although sadly critics haven’t responded as well as had been expected. It seems like every other film that comes out at the moment is based on the hottest young-adult novels, each with a cult following that no one over the age of 19 knew existed until it becomes impossible to avoid movie’s promotion. Harry Potter, Twilight and The Hunger Games all surfaced in succession, each of them individually impacting a generation. In a time with so many great movies aimed at young adults to be successful you really have to stand apart from the crowd.
Critics were impressed with Shailene Woodley, but not with the Divergent plot
It seems that Divergent just doesn’t manage this. Jocelyn Noveck from CTV News puts her finger on it, “‘Divergent’ doesn’t diverge enough from the pack.” To rival The Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen you’re going to have to pull something quite extraordinary out of the bag, and it seems that Divergent, ironically, is too much of the same old to make any kind of new impact. Noveck may feel that the movie fails to deliver plot-wise, but she praises the leading lady, “emerging young star Shailene Woodley delivers a crucial dose of humility, sensitivity and intelligence in this showcase role”. Theo James doesn’t go unnoticed, although it’s as Woodley’s “absurdly good-looking co-star” that he’s noted.
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Continue reading: The Irony Of 'Divergent': Why Are The Critics Not Impressed?
Shailene Woodley is one of Hollywood's brightest rising stars. But why did the world fall in love with her so fast?
Divergent is out in theaters today and, after a thorough bashing, the film’s fate is now in the hands of moviegoers. Thanks to the book series’ devoted fan base, it’s likely that Divergent will top this weekend’s box office, or at least come near it. And it’s not just because of the success of the books. If there’s one thing the critics all seem to like (and it is really only one thing) it’s Shailene Woodley as Tris Prior and Theo James as the love interest, Four.
Woodley isn't really close to home in post-apocalyptic Chicago, but she makes it work.
While doing the press rounds for Divergent, Woodley recently talked about her newfound stardom to NPR. Starring in two book-to-movie adaptations this year, Woodley has plenty of experience with the genre – in fact, she finds it easier to work with.
Continue reading: Shailene Woodley Strives To Be Genuine On Her Rise To Fame
Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet stole the show at the 'Divergent' premiere, but which other stars were dressed to impress?
With a cast like that of new blockbuster Divergent it’s not a surprise that the movie’s premiere was packed with stylish stars. The red carpet was swarming with a wealth of designer ensembles, and that’s just from the men! We’ve have a root through all of the fabulous outfits from the evening and picked out the looks that we love the most.
We're in love with Kate's Safiyaa London gown
Kate Winslet may have given birth to her baby boy just three months ago, but you’d never have been able to tell, so fabulous did she look in her floor length red Safiyaa London gown. Bear Blaze has got one yummy mummy, that’s for sure! Kate completed her look with two totally on trend accessories, a metallic gold clutch bag and gold cuff bracelet. This girl knows how to red carpet (she does have a fair bit of experience at it!).
Ahead of the release of Divergent, the franchise is getting a new director.
The sequel to 2013’s token teen dystopian fic Divergent has just ended up with a new director - Robert Schwentke. Summit made the announcement on Tuesday, via the LA Times. It’s not unusual for a film franchise to switch directors between installments, sometimes more than once. What’s strange is when a director leaves the project even before the first film is released, as is the case with this adaptation of Veronica Roth’s young adult series.
Ahead of the release of Divergent, Summit has announced a new director for the sequel.
The first film was directed by Neil Burger (Limitless, The Lucky Ones). His replacement Schwentke has some experience with the fantasy genre, having worked on The Time Traveler’s Wife and 2013’s R.I.P.D. He is also the director behind the well-received action/comedy Red. All in all, it sounds like Insurgent is in good hands.
Continue reading: Summit Announce Robert Schwentke As New Director For "Insurgent"
'Divergent' author Veronica Roth talks about her book's movie adaptation in a new featurette.
Calling all fans of sci-fi young adult fiction series Divergent! After months of waiting to be thrown a bone by director Neil Burger and the makers of Divergent, the upcoming adaptation of Veronica Roth's breakneck books, we've got a juicy pre-trailer featurette that gives a behind the scenes sneak peek into the film as well as interviews with cast members and Roth herself.
Shailene Woodley Plays Beatrice, Who Finds Out She Is Different.
Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Theo James, and Jai Courtney star in this post-apocalyptic, dystopian look at the future, set in Chicago. The story centres on an extraordinary teenager named Beatrice "Tris" Prior (Woodley) who finds out that she's not like anyone else because she's Divergent, meaning she doesn't fit into any of the five pre-ordained factions the rest of the populace fit into.
Kate Winslet will star in Hollywood's latest young-adult adaptation.
Kate Winslet is the latest Hollywood A-lister to make the move into the thriving young adult market after signing on for a big screen adaptation of 'Divergent,' the first of a trilogy of dystopian novels by Veronica Roth. Jennifer Lawrence and Philip Seymour Hoffman both star in the forthcoming Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire, while Twilight and The Lovely Bones featured respected actors Michael Sheen and Stanley Tucci.
The young-adult movie market is growing at a serious rate, something that's not gone undetected by Winslet's agent, clearly. The British star will play the cold and calculable Jeanine Matthews in the movie about a society that is divided into five factions that define how a person lives their life. For example, the Abnegation people are selfless, while those residing in the Erudite neighbourhood devote themselves to a lifelong pursuit of knowledge. Winslet will play the leader of the Eruduite, according to studio Summit Entertainment.
Continue reading: Divergent: Kate Winslet Leads Hollywood Charge Into Young Adult Movies
Largely positive reviews make Golden Boy one to make time for
Cops shows have been done almost to death. While there is a saturation point for everything, so long as new story lines can be developed or just a modicum of updating is applied to a rehashed tradition then there's the possibility for something good, if not great. That's what Golden Boy is it seems. As reviews roll in, no one hates it, few love it but most enjoyed it.
The Boston Globe goes so far as to say there are a few 'outstanding elements'. The premise of Golden Boy is in its title and part of its charm, claims the website. Following a rookie who has, through his bravery rather than skill and experience, found himself in a lauded position and given the opportunity to head straight to the homicide department despite having no experience. "The title [Golden Boy] is both truthful and sarcastic." However, in many respects the show seems to reflect their description of its central character, Walter Clark, "You want to like him, and he is likable, but he succumbs to some unattractive methods in his hunger for success."
USA Today sums up their review by saying "The scripts offer a well-balanced mix of office politics, underlying mystery and weekly cop procedural. And the first-rate cast ties it all together with abundant skill." Adding, "No, that still isn't enough to win the Boy a TV gold medal. But silver is nothing to sniff at."
Continue reading: TV Review: Golden Boy Doesn't Score Gold, But Still Worth The Watch
In the height of World War II, the American Army have devised an experimental training programme, known as the Tuskegee Training Programme, that consists of African American soldiers. Despite their hard work training, they are beginning to lose hope that they will ever fight in the war. Discrimination in the army was so rife, the men were often seen as unable to fight for their country.
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After years of marriage, Alfie and Helena are getting divorced, this is mainly due to Alfie's midlife crisis and lust for a much younger woman called Charmaine. Whilst Helena seeks guidance from a fortune teller her daughter is also facing troubles of her own. Sally works in an art gallery work whilst her husband stays at home hoping to write a novel that repeats the success of his first.
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