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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About ‘Divergent’ But Were Afraid to Ask

What is Divergent
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It’s not easy to dive headlong into a brand new YA film franchise, even when it hits the big screen by way of a blockbuster production packed with stars (rising and solid alike) and giant action set pieces. What if you haven’t read the book it’s all based on? What if the trailers have done nothing to educate you on how this new franchise is different than that other new YA franchise?

When it comes to ‘Divergent,’ the Shailene Woodley-starring film version of author Veronica Roth’s bestselling book trilogy of the same name, there are plenty of questions that might prove valuable to answer before getting involved in the new series, just so you know what you’re working with. What’s a “Tris”? What’s a “divergent”? Where is this thing set? Will I like it? Should I read the books?

Having read the books and having seen the movie, with those questions – and many more – in mind, we’re here to attempt to tell you everything you need to know about the world of ‘Divergent’ (including that, yes, that word gets thrown around a lot).

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Comic Strip: ‘Avengers 2′ First Look at The Twins, New ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Footage, and More

Comic Strip 3-19-2014
Marvel/Sony/Marvel

After a brief hiatus, ScreenCrush is back with the Comic Strip, a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Marvel revealed the first exciting looks at 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' and new looks at 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' while DC and Warner Bros. TV are ready to unleash a 'Flash'y new slate of shows.

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20 Things We Learned From Watching 30 Minutes of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′

Amazing Spider-Man 2
Sony Pictures

Director Marc Webb’s second high-flying and web-slinging adventure in the world of our friendly neighborhood webhead, the Andrew Garfield-starring ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ is set to zip into theaters on May 2, but both Webb and Sony Pictures are eager to show off what they’ve been working on. At a special event in New York City, Webb introduced a small crowd to a selection of extended scenes from the upcoming film, over 30 minutes of fresh footage that was served up in a bid to get audiences primed for the next entry in the recently rebooted franchise.

And guess what? The plan may have just worked. The three scenes that Webb showed off (and was eager to chat about afterwards) are exciting, vibrant, and incredibly dynamic. So, what did we learn from our giant early look at the next ‘Spider-Man’ film? Quite a bit, and nearly all of it incredibly exciting (even for fans who might not have been particularly enamored of Webb’s first outing). Beware, there are some spoilers ahead, though we’ve tried to limit them as best we can.

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Who Ya Gonna Call? Five Directors Who Could Save ‘Ghostbusters 3′

Ghostbusters 3
Columbia

Yesterday came the news that Ivan Reitman, who directed the original 'Ghostbusters', was stepping down as the director of 'Ghostbusters 3' but now the question is, who will direct it? We take a look at the top candidates.

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‘Girls’ Talk: “I Saw You”

Girls Talk I Saw You
HBO

Welcome to another edition of 'Girls' Talk, where we here at ScreenCrush are joined by critics each week to discuss the latest episode. This week, Hannah has Elijah accompany her to complete an assignment, Marnie makes her singing debut (officially), and Jessa decides to quit drugs and get a job (again). 

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‘Walking Dead’ Season 4 Comic-to-TV Comparison: “The Grove”

Walking Dead The Grove comics
AMC/Image

‘The Walking Dead’ season 4 shambled out its 14th entry with Sunday’s “The Grove,” but how did it hold up to the comic book continuity? Tyreese and Carol find a seeming safe haven for themselves, Lizzie, Mika and Judith, though Lizzie’s increasing instability leads to a tragic and shocking outcome, so what’s next for ‘The Walking Dead’ as the fourth season continues?

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‘LOST’ 10th Anniversary: What Is the Show’s Legacy a Decade Later?

ABC
ABC

With its 10-year anniversary panel at PaleyFest 2014, 'LOST' has entered the pop culture conversation for the first time in nearly four years. For some, it's just another chance to talk about one of the most popular (and weird) TV shows to ever play to mainstream audiences. For others, it's like having old scars torn open, like an abusive former lover who has shown back up in your life.

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‘The Walking Dead’ Comic-to-TV Comparison: “Alone”

Walking Dead Comic-to-TV Alone
AMC/Image

As AMC’s incarnation weaves in and out of storylines from the books and adds its own original characters and developments, we’ve compiled an in-depth guide for fans of the comic as well as AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ to enjoy! Check all the comparisons we found, and let us know your thoughts on ‘The Walking Dead’ season 4 episode 13, “Alone,” in the comments below!

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See the Cast of ‘Rounders’ Then and Now

Rounders
Miramax

Released in 1998, 'Rounders' starred then-rising stars Matt Damon and Edward Norton as two best friends who enter the world of underground high-stakes poker to make enough money to pay off their large debts, but soon find themselves way in over their heads. Though it wasn't a huge success at the time, 'Rounders' went on to become a cult classic thanks to the growing popularity in poker tournaments around the world. Sixteen years later, we revisit the cast of the film and see what they're up to now. 

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Game Over: Why Is It So Hard to Make a Video Game Movie?

Video Game Movies
ScreenCrush.com

Video game movies suck.

As anyone who has actually played them could tell you, games can be just as moving, thoughtful and exciting as any other medium. So why have books and comics successfully made the leap into cinema while games remain so stunted?

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