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Interview: Divergent’s Ansel Elgort

Ansel_Elgort_DivergentMeet Ansel Elgort. You better get to know him now because he’s bound to make quite the name for himself over the course of the year. Maybe you saw him in the Carrie remake, but Divergent is another story. With a sequel already planned and good buzz fueling its momentum, this will most likely become the next big YA franchise. And if we learned anything from TwilightHarry Potter and Hunger Games, that will skyrocket its cast members to a new level of fame.

In the film, Elgort plays Caleb Prior, Beatrice’s (Shailene Woodley) older brother, but not by much. Now that they’re both 16, they’re due to take aptitude tests before participating in what’s called the Choosing Ceremony, which is where they decide whether to stick with their parents in Abnegation or switch to one of four separate factions: Dauntless, Erudite, Amity or Candor. Caleb does have a knack for being selfless, but what if his test told him he was a natural fit for a life of bravery, intelligence, peace or honesty?

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10 Things Hollywood Should Retire in the New Year

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Another year gone, another assortment of big-screen missteps made that should never be repeated again. We get an incredible amount of new releases each and every year, so of course not every film can be a box office hit or Academy Award contender, but the upside to that is there’s always an opportunity to learn from the mistakes.

In an effort to make 2014 a better year for film than ever, we bring you 10 things the movie industry should do away with in the New Year.

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How to Get Revenge, According to the Movies

Out_of_the_FurnaceMovie characters have it made. If someone double-crosses you or mistreats a loved one, threatening to chop off genitalia, popping someone’s head in a microwave or unleashing telekinetic wrath upon an entire high school is a totally legitimate way to retaliate, whereas we’re left drowning our sorrows in a stiff drink or fretting about them in private.

With Christian Bale about to seek justice for his brother’s disappearance in Out of the Furnace on December 6, we’re taking the time to indulge in 12 other extreme payback plans that, right or wrong, make for exhilarating acts of big-screen vengeance.

WARNING: This photo feature contains plot spoilers!

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10 Differences Between the ‘Carrie’ Remake & Original 1976 Movie

Carrie-Differences-Remake-OriginalCarrie may have taken her telekinetic wrath from the 1970s to modern day, but beyond that, Kimberly Peirce’s Carrie falls right in line with the Brian De Palma original. However, even though the films hit all the same beats, share character names, and even some dialogue, the 2013 version isn’t a total copy and paste job. The structure stays the same, but by using a little modernization, additional character details and new scenes here and there, Peirce essentially recreates the same experience while trying to make it her own (read our Carrie remake review).

Whether or not that remake technique works for you, if you’re a fan of the original, it certainly makes pinpointing those differences an entertaining game. Check out all the changes we caught in the new Carrie and let us know which ones you spotted, too.

It goes without saying that the following post contains SPOILERS for Carrie and the 2013 Carrie remake.

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Screen Rant’s 10 Most Anticipated Horror Movies of 2013

Horror-Movie-Preivew-2013Ready for a year of straight slasher flicks, horror anthologies, paranormal entities, home invasions, and more? 2013 is due to cover just about every corner of the horror genre – including remakes, adaptations, and even a few original ideas, too.

There’s dozens of prospective nightmare-inducing productions on the way (or already in theaters), but we’ve narrowed it down to the 10 that pack the most promising source material, stellar teams of talent, innovative core concepts and/or the potential for unprecedented carnage.

Check out our 10 Most Anticipated Horror Movies of 2013.

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‘Carrie’ Remake Bloodies Up New York Comic-Con

Wouldn’t it have been cool if someone doused Chloe Moretz in pig’s blood, and out of rage she sent objects flying throughout the room and the IGN Theater erupted in pure chaos? Sadly there’s no firsthand account of Carrie’s rage to report from New York Comic-Con, but Moretz, Julianne Moore, producer Kevin Misher and director Kimberly Peirce did offer up a sense of what we can expect from the highly anticipated remake.

With roots in the Stephen King novel, Carrie features Moretz as the title character, a teenager with an overbearing mother (Moore) and abusive peers who loses it, unleashing the wrath of her telekinetic powers on the town.

The Big Highlights

— The teaser (online this weekis short and sweet, but has a nice energy and eeriness to it. The environment, effects and camera movement hint at the modernization of the material and a potentially flashier shooting style. Too short to confirm the remake is going to be worthwhile, but it at least puts it on the right track.

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