MOVIE REVIEW: From character study, social metaphor to straight-ahead action-thriller, ‘Divergent’ delivers

The film “Divergent,” based on the first in a series of books by Veronica Roth, stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet and Ashley Judd.

FILM FANS: Divided over ‘Need for Speed’ plot, Film Fans agree it delivers fast-paced action

Gwinnett Daily Post Film Fans weigh in on the action movie “Need for Speed” starring Aaron Paul of “Breaking Bad” fame.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: ‘American Hustle’

Co-writer and director David O. Russell juggles style, plot and character development quite well and his use of period pop music is astonishing.

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Movie trivia contest: March 21

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Director-actor Jason Bateman spells revenge with a bee in ‘Bad Words’

Actor Jason Bateman makes his directorial debut in “Bad Words.”

MOVIE REVIEW: Caper sequel ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ proves second verse can be as good as first

The script for “Muppets Most Wanted,” by Nicholas Stoller and director James Bobin — both veterans of the previous movie — is classic Muppets in that it knows when to barrage the audience with gags and when to provide enough plot to keep things moving right along.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Need for Speed' is inferior knockoff of 'Fast and Furious'

The movie stars Aaron Paul from “Breaking Bad” fame.

Movie trivia contest: March 14

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'Grand Budapest Hotel' is collaborative filmmaking at its best

The film, directed by Wes Anderson, has a long list of stars in its cast, including Ralph Fiennes, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan and Tilda Swinton.

FILM FANS: Eva Green's character Artemisia stands out in '300: Rise of an Empire'

Film Fans review the movie of the week, “300: Rise of an Empire.” Want to be a Film Fan? Email

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Better Living Through Chemistry' plays out like axed HBO series

The film stars Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde and Michelle Monaghan.


The film was nominated for four Oscars.

ART BEAT: Suwanee's Independent Film Series to present 'Perfect Strangers' on March 18

Suwanee’s Independent Film Series consists of six films shown in September, October and November and continuing in February, March and April, with one film per month. April’s film will be “The Retrieval,” a film set in the American Civil War era.

MOVIE REVIEW: Documentary film 'Tim's Vermeer' is 'way too cool'

In the documentary, inventor Tim Jenison tried to understand the painting techniques of Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, who painted the famous “Girl with a Pearl Earring.”

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Mr. Peabody and Sherman' may be too clever for its own good

The movie is based on characters created by visionary Jay Ward that were part of the “Rocky & Bullwinkle” cartoon series from the 1960s.