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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

‘Divergent’ Pulls Away From Box-Office Rivals

Washington (AFP) – Sci-fi thriller “Divergent” pulled away from rivals at the North American box office in its first weekend, as “Muppets Most Wanted” went in at number two, industry estimates showed Sunday. Raking in an estimated $56 million, “Divergent,” the dystopian tale of a young woman in a futuristic society, is based on the […]

March 24, 2014

‘Divergent’ Is ‘Hunger Games’ Without The Arrows

By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service “Divergent,” the latest outcast-teen-battles-The System thriller, is similar enough to “The Hunger Games” that hardcore Katniss fans may dismiss it. But it’s a more streamlined film, with a love story with genuine heat and deaths with genuine pathos. And director Neil Burger (“The Illusionist,” “Limitless”) inserts us into this world […]

March 19, 2014