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'Divergent' Actors Explain What All This 'Faction' Nonsense Is

Fans of Veronica Roth's bestseller "Divergent" were no doubt eep-ing and squee-ing away when the first teaser for Neil Burger's adaptation was revealed at the 2013 Video Music Awards on Sunday night. For those who haven't yet boarded this dystopian train, however, the video might've been more than a little confusing.

Though the teaser somewhat alluded to the themes of faction choice and divergence, it was really just a showcase of the burgeoning lurve between Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Mr. Hotstuff Four (Theo James) as well as the steely-eyed threat that is Jeanine Matthews (Kate Winslet). But you'd have to be familiar with the book to make heads or tails of everything else, pretty much, so to catch the non-initiated up to speed, a new behind-the-scenes video with much more 'splainin' has now wisely been revealed. Get More »

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Kate Winslet is a First-Time Villain in New 'Divergent' Glimpse

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Brace yourselves, Titaniacs. Kate Winslet's about to get mean on-screen.

Okay, okay, so she delivered a verbal a**kicking like we'd never seen before to Leonardo DiCaprio in "Revolutionary Road" — totally not a Jack and Rose moment, sob — but in the usual course, Winslet mostly plays the good guy ... er, girl. Not so in "Divergent," though.

Thanks to the newest dystopian heart-pounder, the world's gonna get some Oscar caliber villainy with Winslet as Jeanine Matthews, the brilliant but oh-so-cold leader of society's most power-hungry faction. Win! Don't count on seeing her real-life pregnancy bump in the movie, though. Get More »

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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Jack the Giant Slayer' and More

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This week: Bryan Singer adapts the British fairy tale of "Jack and the Beanstalk" into the underappreciated action-adventure "Jack the Giant Slayer," starring Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson and Ewan McGregor.

Also new this week is the coming-of-age comedy "21 & Over," the psychosexual drama "Stoker" with Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska, the quirky morality play "The Brass Teapot" with Juno Temple and the celebrity-riddled anthology film "Movie 43" starring, well, half of Hollywood. Get More »

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The 13 Most Gratuitous Nude Scenes in Movies

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Once upon a time (read: the '80s), movie fans could count on the fact that at some point, someone in the movie would randomly drop trou or rip off their shirt for no apparent reason whatsoever. And frankly, it was great. After all, why worry about things like plot or character development when you can have some good old-fashioned gratuitous nudity instead? Get More »

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Kate Winslet, 'Downton Abbey' Star Theo James Join 'Divergent'

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UPDATE: Hot on the heels of James' casting, another big announcement from the "Divergent" camp: Kate Winslet is confirmed to play Jeanine Matthews in the flick. While her casting was reported in late January, it was only officially confirmed by Summit today.


Earlier, 3/15: Theo James is hopping aboard the "Divergent" train as Dauntless faction member Four. The 28-year-old actor, probably best known for his memorable (albeit short-lived) turn as Mr. Pamuk on "Downtown Abbey," nabbed the lead role opposite Shailene Woodley, who will play heroine Beatrice 'Tris' Prior.

"Divergent" is based on the 2012 best-selling young-adult novel by Veronica Roth, a dystopian thriller in which society has been divided into five factions, each upholding a particular virtue. Upon their 16th birthday, citizens are tested to determine their place. When Tris' result comes back inconclusive (or Divergent), she leave her family's faction and joins up with the brave Dauntless faction. Tobias 'Four' Eaton is one of the faction's instructors, and the two share an undeniable chemistry.

MTV divulges more on all things "Divergent."

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Casting Roundup: Winslet, Phoenix and Dawson Get the Gigs

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All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...

• Great news for YA fans! Kate Winslet is in talks to join Shailene Woodley in "Divergent," the screen adaptation of Veronica Roth's dystopian novel set to hit theaters on March 21, 2014. Winslet's is also set for Alan Rickman's period drama "A Little Chaos," which follows rival landscape gardeners both commissioned to create a fountain at Versailles by Louis XIV [Variety / The Playlist

Joaquin Phoenix will reunite with his "The Master" director Paul Thomas Anderson for "Inherent Vice," the screen adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's crime novel set in 1969 Los Angeles that chronicles the attempts of private detective and marijuana enthusiast 'Doc' Sportello to get to the bottom of a convoluted mystery. [Yahoo! Movies] Get More »

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Leo DiCaprio Walked Kate Winslet Down the Aisle at Her Secret Wedding

Hands on your hearts, "Titanic" diehards! What you're about to hear may just make you die. Hard.

Kate Winslet secretly wed beau Ned Rocknroll, nephew of Virgin Atlantic tycoon Richard Branson, earlier this month, People reported. But here's the detail that'll make you swoon: The ceremony was so hush-hush that the happy couple's parents weren't even informed — but Kate's "Titanic" co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio, was. And he reportedly walked her down the aisle, giving her away to her new husband. Cue happycry! Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: People

9 Directors Who've Told Other Men to Make Out with Their Wives

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"Here's where you make out with my wife."

If you've ever said that, you're either recreationally into that sort of thing (and we here at NextMovie hold no judgment) or you're a Hollywood director married to an actress in the movie you're directing. Get More »

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'Titanic' Blunder! Jack Dawson Didn't Have to Die

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Damn you, James Cameron. Our thirteen-year-old hearts were broken for naught!

Turns out Leonardo DiCaprio's Jack Dawson didn't - scientifically, at least - have to go down with the ship in 1997's mega-blockbuster "Titanic."

The wily "Mythbusters" duo Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman took to task the ending to one of Hollywood's most ill-fated romances and discovered that Kate Winslet's socially angsty Rose could have easily shared her space on the little makeshift floating board with her "never let go" love ... with a little life-jacket maneuvering. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter

The 25 Best Music Performances in Movies

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Actors are trained to be able to portray just about anything their role calls for, but there's one thing even the best actors can't possibly fake: Singing.

That's why we're always so impressed when actors sing on screen rather than just lip-synch some professional musician. Case in point: Next week's "Pitch Perfect," which features stars such as Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson belting out tunes like the divas they were meant to be. Get More »

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