As filmmakers and actors will tell you time and time again, it is extremely difficult to make a great movie. There are so many factors that need to jibe together, from hiring the best director to finding the right tone to establishing believable chemistry between the leads. For 10 recent examples of how these things can easily go so gloriously wrong, look no further than the following list of our picks for this year’s worst of the very worst.
Tris (Shailene Woodley) is about to discover the truth about her world — but can she save it from destruction? In Allegiant, the penultimate installment of The Divergent Series, Tris and her allies go beyond the walls of post-apocalyptic Chicago for the first time, only to learn much more than they bargained for about how their homeland was created. Related: ‘The Divergent Series: Allegiant’ Teaser: Tris Meets Scary Jeff Daniels In dystopian society of Divergent, an entire city has been forcibly divided into factions, resulting in all-out war. Now, after the struggles of Insurgent, the faction-defying Tris and her boyfriend Four (Theo James) risk life and limb to discover the world outside of Chicago.
As far as major movie franchises go, The Divergent Series has the most woman power of them all. Not only is the story built around an irrepressibly strong heroine in Tris (Shailene Woodley) in a dystopian future ruled by iron-willed villainess Jeanine (Kate Winslet), the new second installment, Insurgent, introduces two more women in charge: diplomatic head of Amity Johanna (Octavia Spencer), and the rebellious Factionless leader Evelyn (Naomi Watts).
The latest in the YA series took first place at the weekend box office, but faced serious competition from 'Cinderella.'
Watch Theo James rock a French accent, Octavia Spencer convince you she's British, and Shailene Woodley admit her attempts at accents end up all over the world.
The 'Insurgent' star talks about some of her most memorable roles, including the Australian film that brought her together with best friend, Nicole Kidman, and the drama that Sean Penn asked her to beat him up on.
Release Date: March 20, 2014 Director: Robert Schwentke Written By: Brian Duffield and Akiva Goldsman Starring: Shailene Woodley as Tris Ansel Elgort as Caleb Theo James as Four Miles Teller as Peter
Only a year ago, few movie fans knew who Ansel Elgort was. Yahoo Movies found out how he's adjusting to fame following the back-to-back hits 'Divergent' and 'The Fault in Our Stars.'
It’s the day after the premiere and after party for his latest film, Whiplash, and Miles Teller has certainly felt better. Teller stars as Andrew, a jazz drummer at an elite music conservatory who wants so badly to be a musical great that he not only forfeits all personal relationships, he also withstands the emotional and physical abuse of a fiercely intimidating instructor (J.K. Simmons). Teller shares not only Andrew’s musical talent, but also his drive. He’s already wrapped two other potential big hits: Next year’s Divergent follow-up, Insurgent, and the new Fantastic Four reboot, in which he’ll star as Reed Richards. As if that wasn’t enough to keep him occupied, Teller also had to deal with an online brouhaha last month, when he was quoted as saying he felt “dead inside” after wrapping Divergent, forcing the Philadelphia-area native to vehemently (and very frankly) defend himself.
Summit’s YA sequel starring Shailene Woodley is currently shooting in Atlanta. By Rebecca Ford Parenthood actress Rosa Salazar has joined YA sequel Insurgent as Lynn. Summit’s follow-up to Divergent sees the return of Shailene Woodley and Theo Jamesas citizens in a world where people are divided into groups (aka factions) based on certain values.Robert Schwentke is directing the sequel, which is currently shooting in Atlanta, from a script by Brian Duffield and Akiva Goldsman.
When we got going on our monster list of most anticipated movies coming out this year , we found ourselves constantly wanting to turn to the next page. 2015 is sizing up to be the most monstrous movie year of all — with mega-franchises like “The Avengers,” “The Hunger Games,” and “Star Wars” poised to break all kinds of box office records. (Thankfully “Avatar 2” is slated for 2016, otherwise our heads would explode!) Forget 2014, here are the year-from-now movies that have us wishing we could travel into the future: 1. “Star Wars: Episode VII” ZOMG.