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Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Divergent

Dan Persons | Posted 05.24.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

No, the premise of Divergent doesn't make much sense, and will only give you headache the longer you think about it. We try to get around the conceptual roadblocks to determine whether this teen-oriented, dystopic science fiction action film at least passes muster as fun entertainment.

Christopher Rosen

7 Steps To Making A Successful YA Adaptation

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment

Lucy Fisher and Douglas Wick were producers on hit movies in the 1980s ("Working Girl"), 1990s ("Stuart Little"), 2000s ("Gladiator") and, now, this d...

'Insurgent' Is Officially A Go

Posted 03.22.2014 | Entertainment

It's not like "Divergent" fans had any real reason to worry about their franchise getting a sequel, seeing as Veronica Roth's books are a trilogy and ...

ReThink Review: Divergent -- Just Be Yourself, Even in Dystopia

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Maybe there's enough dystopian teen book/movie money to go around, but not for a movie as nonsensical, poorly written, and dull as Divergent, which clocks in at a punishing, baffling 140 minutes.

Christopher Rosen

Kate Winslet Loves Shailene Woodley As Much As You

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment

Kate Winslet has roughly 20 minutes of screen time in "Divergent," Neil Burger's adaptation of Veronica Roth's popular young-adult novel (the first of...

'Divergent' Sequel Finds Director

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.12.2014 | Entertainment

Robert Schwentke has been chosen to replace Neil Burger as director of "Insurgent," the sequel to the upcoming adaptation of Veronica Roth's "Divergen...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Limitless

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Is this sophisticated science fiction at its finest, or does Limitless have trouble living up to its own higher aspirations? Listen in, and find out.

Director Neil Burger Tests His Limits With Limitless

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's a couple of days before his movie, Limitless, opens, and director Neil Burger is nibbling at sashimi in a restaurant, pondering a question of whether he's got more at stake with his latest film.

HuffPost Review: Limitless

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Neil Burger's Limitless offers an intriguing hypothetical: What if you could take a pill that allows you to utilize your entire brain?

Limitless: Just Say Yes

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

By the end of last night's premiere of Limitless, a new movie starring Bradley Cooper, everyone wanted to have what he has: the dream drug for over-ac...