Tris in turmoil in latest action-packed ‘Divergent’ film

Following the successful film release of “Divergent” (2014), Veronica Roth’s book series sees its second film debut with the sequel “Insurgent.” Picking right up where the first film ended, director Robert Schwentke (“Red”) takes the viewer on a journey as he explores the world of post-apocalyptic Chicago. While also delving
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The funk won’t stop in ‘Get on Up’

Director Tate Taylor’s new biopic, “Get on Up,” displays James Brown (Chadwick Boseman) as fans fondly remember — dancing, dynamic and dripping sweat. It also weaves a narrative about the side of Brown which few understood, depicting glimpses from his life that range from 1939 as a dirt-poor child in
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‘Fruitvale Station’ strikes a chord

Ryan Coogler's film offers a raw depiction of real life events

“Fruitvale Station” is particularly close to home for East Bay residents, evoking familiarity with the eponymous BART stop or the tragic incident that took place on New Year’s Day of 2009. In his first feature-length film, East Bay native Ryan Coogler presents a haunting, tense and striking dramatization of the
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