Divergent fans deserve better than a TV movie


Shailene Woodley and Theo James as Tris and Four

This week it was revealed that the final Divergent movie, Ascendant, could be released as a TV movie rather than a theatrical release and I couldn’t believe it. Yes, the films have decreased in quality and box office figures but to bow out now is just a kick in the teeth for fans.

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The Divergent Series: Allegiant – Film Review


The issue with the Divergent franchise is that it has always been far too similar, and not as good as, The Hunger Games, which also suffered a slump in its third movie because the final book was unnecessarily split into two films – an obvious money-spinning ploy which negatively impacts the momentum and energy of the movies. The Divergent series has never been amazing, but Allegiant is a new low that won’t even please fans of the novel.

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What happened to the Allegiant promo?!


The third Divergent film Allegiant came out today in the U.K. You would be forgiven for not knowing that because there has been no promo over here which is odd because Shailene Woodley and Theo James were everywhere for the previous two films. So why have they cut all the promo?

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Top Films for March


It’s that time of the month again guys – movie preview time! There isn’t a huge amount of exciting releases to choose from in March so the list is more compact than usual. But as the saying goes, it’s all about quality over quantity and there seems to be some pretty decent movies on the horizon. Here are my picks:

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Insurgent: Film Review


I have been bitching about the Divergent sequel Insurgent for ages because I was not impressed by the trailer and it seemed like a completely different film to the first one. It has a different feel and look, sure, as there is a new director (Robert Schwentke), but I liked it as much as, if it not more than, Divergent. I feel like the franchise has found its feet and this is a proper action movie.

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Insurgent World Premiere: All the gossip


Tonight I saw Shailene Woodley and Theo James AGAIN (two days in a row woohoo!) as they continued to promote Insurgent. The film premiere was definitely geared towards the fans as competition winners were given assigned seating (yes, seating at a premiere!) and they got a special Q&A before the film too, which I thought was very sweet.

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Shailene Woodley and Theo James: Insurgent Q&A


Tonight Theo James and Shailene Woodley came to London’s Apple Store for a Q&A about the latest Divergent film Insurgent. The crowd packed into the store was HUUUGE and mainly full of screaming girls. I was nowhere near the front, hence the crap picture!

The pair did the same event last year (read about it here) and that was probably more exciting as they were more enthusiastic and fun. That’s not to say they were terrible, but I could almost feel they were fed up of repeating the same answers all day.

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Top Films for April



I have already seen this and as a fan of the book, I give it a big thumbs-up. It deserves more but it has been lumped into the same boat as The Hunger Games and will not fare as well in comparison. Read my review here. Shailene Woodley stars as Tris in this dystopian world where the inhabitants are split into factions. She doesn’t fit into one, she is divergent, and that makes her dangerous. Released: 4th

The Double

I want to see this purely to see Jesse Eisenberg plays two people – his shy, boring character goes so unnoticed that nobody is aware of the weirdness when his mega-confident doppelganger arrives. This looks so interesting. Released: 4th [Read more…]

Divergent Cast Q&A: Theo James and Shailene Woodley


This evening, Theo James and Shailene Woodley, stars of the upcoming Divergent, were joined by director Neil Burger at the Apple Store in London for a cast Q&A.

Shailene seemed a bit on edge and hesitant at first but she lost that after like 5 minutes and become the warm and friendly girl I imagined her to be. She is extremely articulate too. Theo looked gorgeous as can be expected but he was so nice and charming. I think his British sense of humour helped endear him to the audience but I was really surprised by how happy he seemed, especially as I know both leads had been doing press interviews all day.

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Divergent: Review


If you are into the young adult book adaptation movies, then you will love this. Personally, I think it will be more appreciated if you read the book in advance. I just think this is unfortunate timing because it is only going to be compared to The Hunger Games and it’s not quite as good as that. I can predict that it isn’t going to review well purely because it seems unoriginal in the wake of THG.

Shailene Woodley stars as Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior in a dystopian world where the city of Chicago is divided into factions. She is born into Abnegation, the selfless group but chooses Dauntless, the brave, at her choosing ceremony. She discovers that she is Divergent, the way she thinks doesn’t fit into one faction and this makes her dangerous because she cannot be controlled. She has to keep her condition a secret because someone has ordered Divergents to be killed as part of their plan to overthrow the Government.

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