Divergent Review

Divergent is the most recent (and surely not the last) trilogy of young adult novels to get the big screen treatment.  We have already been blessed with Twilight, Percy Jackson, and The Hunger Games (which I actually enjoy), and now we get to see the world author Veronica Roth created in the widely popular series.  Divergent is the first story of the trilogy where we are introduced to futuristic post-apocalyptic Chicago.  Society has split into five factions based on personal attributes.  The factions are Abnegation the selfless, Dauntless the brave, Erudite the intelligent, Candor the honest, and Amity the peaceful.  

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Divergent in Theaters March 21st

Divergent_27(PCM) Based on the best selling book series by Veronica Roth, Divergent takes place in a world where every citizen must take a test that determines their place in society, and for those whose test results are inconclusive, society is a dangerous place.

Divergent is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a world where people are divided into five distinct factions based on human virtues; Abnegation (selflessness), Amity (peacefulness), Candor (honesty), Dauntless (bravery), and Erudite (intelligence).

When it comes time for Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior to take the test her results are inconclusive, marking her as Divergent meaning she will never … read more...

Labor Day in Theaters Jan. 31st

Labor_Day_3(PCM) Hitting theaters nationwide this Friday is the latest film from writer-director Jason Reitman, Labor Day.

Starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, Labor Day (based off the novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard) follows the story of depressed single mom Adele (Winslet) and her son Henry after they offer a wounded, fearsome man (Brolin) a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.

Based off of the film’s trailer (seen below), movie-goers might want to grab a box of tissues before … read more...

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