The Cast of Scandal, L to R, Scott Foley, Portia De Rossi, Darby Stanchfield, Guillermo Diaz, Joe Morton, Joshua Malina, Jeff Perry, Bellamy Young, Tony Goldwyn and Kerry Washington - The Paley Center for Media presents the cast of Scandal - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 14th May 2015
Marc Bookman, Tony Goldwyn and Dana Cook - Tony Goldwyn attends the Capital Representation (ACCR) Fundraiser at the Atlantic Center at Luxe Home Philadelphia - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States - Friday 8th May 2015
'Scandal' stars Tony Goldwyn and Jeff Perry posed together at the 73rd Annual George Foster Peabody Awards celebration which took place at The Waldorf Astoria in New York. While the actors were honoured for their creative work on 'Scandal', other honourees included filmmakers and producers, TV presenters and news anchors.
Teens tackle yet another dystopian future in this well-made but derivative franchise-launcher. Filmmaker Neil Burger is more interested in whizzy visuals and a thorny plot to pay much attention to the characters or larger underlying themes, which leaves the film feeling eerily superficial. So while the film is relatively entertaining, it ultimately feels rather pointless.
The story's set after a war has reduced Chicago to a walled-in enclave of people divided into five stabilising factions: charitable Abnegation, peaceful Amity, honest Candor, defending Dauntless and brainy Erudite. Tris (Shailene Woodley) was born to parents (Ashley Judd and Tony Goldwyn) who are leaders in Abnegation, but when time comes for her to select her own path she discovers that she's Divergent, a cross-faction state that threatens those in power. So she chooses to join Dauntless, entering intense physical training under the tutelage of sexy hunk Four (Theo James) and harsh hunk Eric (Jai Courtney). then Dauntless' soldiers get caught up in a power struggle as Erudite leader Jeanine (Kate Winslet) plots to take governmental responsibilities from Abnegation.
All of this scene-setting takes about half of the film's running time, and it's frankly not very exciting. Burger makes sure it looks fantastic, with seamless visual effects, impressive stunt work and flashy action sequences, but the character drama takes longer to kick off. And there's also the problem that it essentially feels like a cross between The Hunger Games and Harry Potter as an unusually gifted teen takes on a controlling society.
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Tris Prior is a 'divergent' in a world where everyone is split up in accordance to their dispositions. This means that she is no one of any faction of virtue, but a combination of all of them; something that makes her particularly powerful and unreceptive to the manipulative powers of the government. Given her position, she is warned not to reveal her circumstances to anyone, but to pick one faction and hope that nobody discovers her, otherwise she will be hunted down and killed. Determined to know just why divergents are such a threat to the world, she sets out to find out more about herself and her capabilities while becoming increasingly close with her faction initiation instructor, Four.
'Divergent' is a dystopian story about a futuristic society; a story rather in the vein of 'Ninteen-Eighty Four' and 'The Hunger Games'. It has been directed by Neil Burger ('The Illusionist', 'The Lucky Ones', 'Limitless'), written by Evan Daugherty ('Snow White and the Huntsman', 'Killing Season') and Vanessa Taylor ('Hope Springs', 'Jack & Bobby'), and is based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Veronica Roth; the first of a trilogy. It will hit cinemas in the UK on March 21st 2014.
Among the red carpet arrivals for the prestigious White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Hilton hotel in Washington DC were Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, 'Grey's Anatomy' creator Shonda Rhimes, 'Scandal' star Tony Goldwyn and 'Django Unchained' actress Kerry Washington.
Some of the biggest criminals believe they're untouchable, it's Arthur Bishop's job to get to and kill anyone who's become a problem. Terrorists, cop killers and gang leaders are just some of the targets Arthur is assigned to take out quickly and efficiently.
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