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'Divergent' sequel, 'Insurgent,' coming to theaters March 2015, plus more movie buzz

Zoe Kravitz as Christina and Shailene Woodley stars

Zoe Kravitz as Christina and Shailene Woodley stars as Beatrice 'Tris' Prior in "Divergent," directed by Neil Burger. In theaters March 21, 2014. Credit: Summit Entertainment / Jaap Buitendijk

THE MOVIE "The Divergent Series: Insurgent"

THE DEAL Lionsgate's sequel to "Divergent," a young-adult adaptation that became a $289 million hit this past spring, will be released in 3-D, according to Shailene Woodley will return as Tris, a teenager rebelling against a dystopian regime, as will Theo James as her comrade-in-arms, Tobias "Four" Eaton. Ticket sales for 3-D movies have declined over the past four years, though viewers from 12 to 24 are the most likely to see a 3-D movie, according to the Motion Picture Association of America. "Insurgent" is due in theaters March 20.

THE MOVIE "Stations of the Elevated"

THE DEAL Manfred Kirchheimer's 16-mm footage of New York in the late 1970s -- later edited into a 45-minute featurette with a jazz soundtrack -- is considered to be the first filmed documentation of graffiti art. Rarely seen since a Manhattan premiere in 1981, the film enjoyed its first proper U.S. theatrical run earlier this month. Kirchheimer will personally bring his rediscovered gem to Long Island next week.

INFO Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Tickets are $15. 631-423-7611;


WHO James Franco

THE MOVIE "The Disaster Artist"

THE DEAL Screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, of "The Fault in Our Stars" and "(500) Days of Summer," are joining Franco's upcoming movie about one of history's strangest films. Franco will direct and play Tommy Wiseau, a flamboyant filmmaker whose 2003 indie film, "The Room," was so inept and incoherent that it became a cult hit, playing to sellout crowds around the country. Dave Franco will play Greg Sestero, the reluctant star of "The Room," whose behind-the-scenes book is the basis for "The Disaster Artist."

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