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'
The final book in the 'Divergent' series is to be given the 'Twilight' treatment.
The third and final book in the Divergent series, Allegiant, is to be split into two films, Lionsgate/Summit have decided. Veronica Roth's YA dystopian fiction has already been given the Hollywood treatment with the box office smash hit Divergent but the author will see her stories turned into four movies altogether, following the example of similar fantasy franchises, Harry Potter and Twilight.
The Third 'Divergent' Movie Will Be Split Into Two.
Shailene Woodley stars as Tris Prior, the young heroine in Roth's novels, and will be expected to reprise her critically praised role in each of the films in the planned quadrilogy. The film as a whole didn't fare particularly well at the hands of critics however, so it will be interesting to see whether Neil Burger remains attached to the projects.
Continue reading: 'Divergent' Final Sequel 'Allegiant' To Be Split Into Two Movies
Will 'Divergent' be the next big franchise to take over from the likes of 'Harry Potter,' 'Twilight' or 'The Hunger Games'?
Since the Harry Potter and Twilight series ended in 2011 and 2012, respectively, studios are on the lookout for the next blockbuster movie franchise. And since it worked for those sagas, they have been turning to popular book series. This month's entry is Divergent, based on the first of Veronica Roth's three novels set in a dystopian future. It's done well at the US box office, but this week's expansion around the world will be the real sign of whether the franchise has legs.
The only other series to catch on recently has been The Hunger Games, which is now halfway through its four-film arc and is garnering terrific reviews and box office receipts. But it hasn't been clear sailing for other big-name series.
Continue reading: 'Divergent' May Be Popular, But It Is The Next Big Franchise?
There was no diversity in the weekend's box office: 'Divergent' dominated.
Divergent has emerged as the weekend's top movie at the box office after sweeping in $56 million, according to estimates from Box Office Mojo. Adapted from Veronica Roth's best-selling YA fiction series, the dystopian sci-fi film follows life through the eyes of a rather special teenager, Tris (played by Shailene Woodley), and has struck a chord with a huge movie audience.
'Divergent' Has Attracted A Monster Audience In Its First Weekend.
There wasn't even a close contender to the Neil Burger-directed blockbuster, which also stars Kate Winslet, Theo James and Maggie Q. The Muppets Most Wanted debuted in a far second with $16.5 million, knocking the shine from the eagerly-anticipated new Kermit and Miss Piggy instalment. Last week's number one, the tremendously successful Mr. Peabody & Sherman cartoon, was handed a nonetheless respectable third place, having earned $11.7 million.
Ahead of its wide release, Divergent fails to impress reviewers.
Divergent – the YA dystopian adaptation of the year, had expectations soaring before its release. Not only is it based on a much beloved book with a devoted fanbase, it also has a stellar cast and strong story going for it. Divergent is set in a future society, where, after some manmade disaster has wiped out large chunks of the population, people now separate themselves into factions, based on their dominant virtues. There’s Candor for the honest, Dauntless for the brave, Abnegation for the selfless, Amity for the peaceful (you’d think those two could unite their causes). 16-year-old Tris finds out she’s Divergent, meaning she belongs in more than one faction and makes a choice, which will change her life forever.
Shailene Woodley is great, but can't save the movie.
The premise certainly sounds exciting enough, and right on point with the zeitgeist. Add to that the names of this year’s It-girl Shailene Woodley and the as-of-yet relatively unknown, but very, very attractive Theo James (what else could we ask for in a teen movie love interest?) and it sounds like a recipe for success. Early reviews, however, have not been all that great. Divergent premiered on Tuesday (US wide release is set for Friday) and it’s already getting bad press. A 22% rating on Rotten Tomatoes is definitely a bad omen.
Rumours have been flying around about a potential romance between Shailene Woodley and Theo James, particularly since her latest 'Teen Vogue' interview!
Shailene Woodley has admitted that she may have had a relationship with a co-star...but only after filming had finished! The Divergent star spoke to Teen Vogue for their upcoming April issue, explaining “I haven’t had time to think about a relationship! I literally have not had a boyfriend in almost five years. I’ve never even hooked up with anybody I’ve worked on a movie with”. Although, when probed about whether a romance may have ensued once she had finished the movie she replied “Well, that might have happened on something”, leaving us all to speculate about what the 22 year old actress means!
Rumours have been flying around about a potential romance between Shailene and Theo
We’re not the only ones who have been wondering about Shailene’s relationship with her Divergent co-star, 29 year old English actor Theo James. Even Shailene herself admits there is palpable chemistry between the two of them onscreen, “When we were filming, everyone said, “You and Theo have such crazy chemistry,” but I didn’t realise it until I saw the movie.” Shailene seems to be throwing us a bit of a red herring here, saying that she didn’t realise there was any chemistry between the pair. Although she did admit that she’s now noticed it, maybe it spurred her on to do something about it now that filming has wrapped!
Continue reading: Are 'Divergent' Co-Stars Shailene Woodley And Theo James An Item?
Divergent stars zipline into Jimmy Kimmel.
Divergent stars Theo James and Shailene Woodley brought the action straight to the set of Jimmy Kimmel live last night by ziplining to the studio. The actors were there to promote the sci-fi action movie which is released on March 21st 2014.
Theo James and Shailene Woodley star in Divergent
The actors were asked by the host if ziplining was involved at all in the making of Divergent causing Woodley to joke, "This is just something we do in real-life. Traffic is insane!” Woodley plays Tobias 'Four' Eaton in the upcoming movie with Shailene Woodley as Beatrice 'Tris' Prior. The cast also includes Kate Winslet, Zoe Kravitz and Ansel Elgort.
Divergent is the first movie in the upcoming franchise based on the novels by Veronica Roth. It focuses on teenager 'Tris', played by Shailene Woodley, who seeks to break free from her homogenous society that divides people based on human traits. It is directed by Neil Burger, with a screenplay by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor. The book series has sold far sold over 5 million copies.
The success of the novels has made the film one of this year’s mostly hotly anticipated releases. Kimmel compared the film’s "intense fame and scrutiny" to that of other franchises such as The Hunger Games and Twilight. James said he was aware of the possible scrutiny when he signed up for the film, saying, "We both talked about it. It's a thing you need to think about, to contemplate how it's going to change your career and your life. At the same time, you don't know what anything is going to be. You can't predict the future.” Woodley agreed adding, "the lack of anonymity is the most daunting factor, but you never know what will happen.” The pair also joked that their new morning regime included seeing how fast they can hide their faces behind masks.
Continue reading: 'Divergent' Stars Zipline Onto The Jimmy Kimmel Show
Watch the 'Divergent' teaser below.
The rules are very clear in Divergent: you don’t question the rules. Everyone is slotted neatly into five factions; these factions think, live and breath according to their categorization. And what happens if you can’t be put in the right place? Well, you’re already dead.
Shailene Woodley and Zoe Kravitz in Divergent
Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet and Theo James star in the dystopian vision of post-apocalyptic Chicago put forth by Veronica Roth in the book of the same name. Woodley plays Tris, an unpredictable civilian who the system don’t like due to her uncategorizable nature.
Continue reading: You Don't Question The System In 'Divergent' [Trailer + Pictures]
Tris Prior is a 'divergent' in a world where everyone is split up in accordance to their dispositions. This means that she is no one of any faction of virtue, but a combination of all of them; something that makes her particularly powerful and unreceptive to the manipulative powers of the government. Given her position, she is warned not to reveal her circumstances to anyone, but to pick one faction and hope that nobody discovers her, otherwise she will be hunted down and killed. Determined to know just why divergents are such a threat to the world, she sets out to find out more about herself and her capabilities while becoming increasingly close with her faction initiation instructor, Four.
'Divergent' is a dystopian story about a futuristic society; a story rather in the vein of 'Ninteen-Eighty Four' and 'The Hunger Games'. It has been directed by Neil Burger ('The Illusionist', 'The Lucky Ones', 'Limitless'), written by Evan Daugherty ('Snow White and the Huntsman', 'Killing Season') and Vanessa Taylor ('Hope Springs', 'Jack & Bobby'), and is based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Veronica Roth; the first of a trilogy. It will hit cinemas in the UK on March 21st 2014.
Actress Shailene Woodley will take the lead role in dystopian sci fi movie Divergent in a film that showed at Comic-Con 2013.
She may have had a crushing Amazing Spiderman 2 rejection to deal with but Shailene Woodley has been picked up my a new and exciting action franchise, Divergent, that will see the young actress play a teenager caught in a dystopian world where citizens are divided into factions based on their traits.
Shailene Woodley Appeared At This Year's Comic-Con.
Pitted as the new Hunger Games, the Divergent movie will be adapted from the young adult sci fi trilogy written by Veronica Roth. Speaking from this year's Comic-Con, author Roth spoke of her disbelief of the success of her fast-paced fiction, saying "My brain is not grasping a lot right now."
Continue reading: Shailene Woodley Says Her 'Divergent' Character Is Not A Superhero
Golden Boy actor confirmed as lead for Divergent adaptation, coming soon
Theo James, star of the BBC’s crime drama Golden Boy, has been positioned as the male lead of the upcoming Divergent film adaptation. If this is the first time you’re hearing about Divergent, we’d recommend getting yourself down to your local bookstore and picking up a copy of the young adult novel ASAP. It’s good. Like, really good. If this is the first time you’re hearing about Theo James, well, you wouldn’t be alone there. But get ready to come across his name a lot more after this project.
Divergent, which is already being positioned as the next Hunger Games-type craze (let’s not get ahead of ourselves there, the HG film trilogy isn’t even halfway over yet) could be a massive vehicle for James’ career. After all, if there’s anything the past decade in films has taught us, it’s that young adult adaptations are where it’s at. And by “it”, we obviously mean huge career prospects for handsome male actors in their early twenties. Remember Edward Pattinson and Twilight? Liam Hemsworth and The Hunger Games? Heck, you could even throw Daniel Radcliffe in there, though the phenomenal success of the Harry Potter series should probably be in a category of its own. So, let’s get some backstory on the flavor of the day, Theo James. Regarding his upcoming role, the young actor told Entertainment Weekly: “As a fan of Divergent, I am thrilled to have been chosen for the role of Four and to be a part of such a phenomenal story. As an actor, I am excited to explore and play this incredibly complex and mysterious character. Director Neil Berger is a remarkably visionary filmmaker.Along with the incredibly talented Shailene Woodley, we are looking forward to the fantastic adventure of bringing this beloved book to life on the big screen for all the fans.”
And boy, are the fans excited. Or they will be, once information of the film and the actors starts flooding the mainstream soon enough. To the Google machine!
Continue reading: Divergent Adaptation Finally Has Its Male Lead: Introducing Theo James
New cop drama Golden Boy premieres on NBC tonight
New cop drama Golden Boy premieres on CBS tonight (February 26, 2013) on the back of early reviews that suggest the network could have something rather interesting on its hands. The show traces the rise of Walter Clark - played by Theo James - who becomes youngest police commissioner in New York City after working the beat and later toiling as a homicide detective.
Golden Boy appears to come equipped with that very rare and highly sought after thing in the world of TV drama: good writing. Dorothy Rabinowitz of the Wall Street Journal said, "Golden Boy is packed with fine performances, but no amount of actorly talent could have done for this series what its intelligently twisty plots, its nuanced dialogue bearing a distinct resemblance to human exchange - even from the mouths of TV police detectives - has done." Entertainment Weekly's Clark Collis made the obvious comparison that no critic REALLY wanted to make, writing, "To say this ground was covered better on The Wire is both an understatement and unnecessary - although the setup has promise," though it paints a picture of where CBS want to take Golden Boy. They have the standard cop show covered with CSI and NCIS - this latest series is a little more cerebral, a little more believable.
Time will tell whether Golden Boy hangs around on CBS, though for the minute, things look promising.
Continue reading: 'The Wire' It Is Not, But CBS's 'Golden Boy' Has Bags Of Potential
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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