• Shailene Woodley and Theo James in 'Divergent' (Summit Entertainment)
    Contain your shock: the final movie in the "Divergent" franchise will be divided into two parts.

    Like other YA book adaptations before it – namely "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," "Breaking Dawn," and "Mockingjay" – "Allegiant," the third and last book in the trilogy by Veronica Roth, will arrive in movie theaters in two doses: "Part 1" on March 18, 2016, and "Part 2" on March 24, 2017. "Insurgent," the second installment in the series, is already slated for March 20, 2015, and begins production next month.

    While fans reacted positively to the first film starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James – it's already grossed more than $117 million domestically after three weeks in theaters – the same can't be said for this news… or the final book, in many cases.

    [Related: 'Divergent' Book vs. Movie - The Biggest Differences]

    "Online, fans are pretty much upset. They feel taken advantage of, used as a cash cow," Erin Gross of Fangirlish tells Yahoo Movies. "Fans don't see the need to

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  • When first footage of "The Giver" dropped three weeks ago, fans got irked. Big time.

    The film is based on an award-winning 1993 dystopian novel by Lois Lowry and depicts a world where people see in black and white.

    The big problem: The trailer, featuring Oscar-winners Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep, was in color.

    One fan went so far as to "correct" the problem, posting an altered version to his YouTube page (below) with the note, "There, I fixed it for you."

    But now fans needn't worry. Yahoo can confirm, without a colorless shadow of a doubt, that parts of "The Giver" will be in black and white. Film footage in a new featurette, seen here first on Yahoo Movies, shows proof at the 57-second mark (in the video at the top of this post).

    UPDATE: Just an hour after posting the new featurette, fans are expressing relief.

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  • Philip Seymour Hoffman: talented, quirky, impossible to pigeon-hole. And so it goes that one of his final roles did not conform to the intense indie-spirited actor's reputation. In director Anton Corbijn's moody spy thriller "A Most Wanted Man," we get a very different Hoffman — speaking with a foreign accent in a leading role.

    Based on the 2008 novel by espionage maestro John le Carré ("Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"), "A Most Wanted Man" centers on Gunter Bachmann (Hoffman), a German intelligence operative stationed in Hamburg, the German port city where Mohammed Atta and his collaborators planned the 9/11 attacks. Bachmann's latest "assignment" is Dr. Faisal Abdullah (Homayoun Ershadi), a Muslim academic who's been backing terrorist activity via donations to a Cyprus-based shipping company. Bachmann conjures a convoluted and dangerous trap for his target with the help of a passionate young lawyer (Rachel McAdams), a cagey CIA agent (Robin Wright), and a shifty banker (Willem Dafoe).

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  • Everything you need to know about high school coaching legend Bob Ladouceur boils down to two numbers: 151 and 399.

    The former is the number of games Coach Ladouceur's De La Salle Spartans won on their way to the longest winning streak in sports history, which lasted from 1992 to 2003. It takes a great leader to orchestrate such lasting greatness.

    [Related: Legendary Football Coach Bob Ladouceur Steps Down]

    The latter is the amount of career wins Ladouceur notched before retiring last year after 34 seasons. To retire one shy of the 400 mark shows numbers aren't everything to the coach. (Or at least round numbers aren't.)

    While Ladouceur's career is synonymous with winning, the movie based upon his life is actually more about losing. As seen in our exclusive trailer above, "When the Game Stands Tall" deals with what happens when a team that has won 151 straight can't pull off No. 152.

    Jim Caviezel (left) and Bob Ladouceur (Sony Pictures/AP Photo)

    "Losing the streak tested us all," says Ladouceur in the trailer, as portrayed by Jim Caviezel

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  • Worldview Entertainment

    For better or worse, Nicolas Cage is a living legend. The 50-year-old movie star makes his long awaited return to serious drama this weekend in “Joe,” the latest film from director David Gordon Green (“Pineapple Express,” “Prince Avalanche”). Cage plays Joe, a rural Texas man trying to outrun his troubled past. A hard-working guy with a temper, Joe's finds himself becoming an unlikely role model to a young teen at a crossroads (played by up-and-comer Tye Sheridan).

    Watch the trailer:

    In contrast to many of Cage's more recent, straight-to-video calibre roles (see flops like "Bangkok Dangerous," "Stolen," etc.), his performance in "Joe" has garnered near universal critical praise. The Wall Street Journal called the film a "stirring portrait of a violence-prone man" andL.A. Weeklysaid the film is Cage's "reminder that he's one of his generation's great talents."

    To mark the Oscar winner's triumphant return to the world of respectable film acting, we thought this would be a good time to

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  • Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner in "Draft Day." (Lionsgate)

    Everyone loves a good comeback, and Kevin Costner has been trying to stage his own for a while now. With this weekend's release of Costner's latest film "Draft Day," are audiences ready to forgive him for his past mistakes?

    "Draft Day" puts Costner in the role of Sonny Weaver, a football general manager who trades his No. 1 pick on draft day for the chance to rebuild his struggling team from the ground up. The sports dramedy is one of Costner's first starring roles since his Hollywood comeback began in earnest with a supporting part in 2013's "Man of Steel."

    Believe it or not, but there was a time when Costner was the undisputed king of Hollywood. A string of major critical and financial hits in the late '80s and early '90s -- including classics like “The Untouchables” (1987), “Field of Dreams” (1989), “Dances with Wolves” (1990), “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” (1991) “JFK” (1991), and “The Bodyguard” (1992) -- helped transform the actor into the biggest movie star of his day. In

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  • Every week through the remainder of 2014, Yahoo Movies is counting down Hollywood's 50 very best working actors and actresses. Come back to Yahoo Movies every Thursday to see who makes the cut.

    Greatest Actor Alive (No. 39): Sally Field

    Age: 67

    Stating the Case: "And I can't deny the fact that you like me! Right now! You like me!" So said Sally Field when she accepted the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in "Places in the Heart." It was true then, and it goes double today.

    Field has been bringing her quirky but powerful persona to some of the most memorable movie characters since her turn as excitable settler Mercy McBee in the Kirk Douglas vehicle "The Way West" (1967). She's a shining presence in goofy comedies like "Smokey and the Bandit" (1977) and "The End" (1978) (both co-starring her one-time beau, Burt Reynolds), a force to be reckoned with in hard-hitting dramas like "Norma Rae" (1979) and "Places in the Heart" (1984), a standout in ensemble pieces like

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  • Since launching in 2008, the Disney Corporation's "Disneynature" line has released four of the five highest grossing nature films in history. Hitting theaters each year for Earth Day, their movies "Earth," "Oceans," "African Cats" and "Chimpanzee" have brought compelling animal and eco stories and stunning imagery to the big screen. Next week brings "Bears," the label's fifth film, but the studio is already looking ahead to its 2015 release: "Monkey Kingdom."

    The film documents the lives of a mother monkey and her newborn child within the social structure of the Temple Troop, a large group living in ancient ruins deep in the South Asian jungle. The little family unit has to navigate their way through the strict hierarchy and avoid the many dangers inside and outside of their group.

    'Monkey Kingdom' (Disneynature)

    "Monkey Kingdom" comes from director Mark Linfield and co-director Alastair Fothergill, who previously collaborated on Disneynature's "Chimpanzee." As in the earlier film, "Monkey Kingdom" focuses on a

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  • Coinciding with the 10-year anniversary of "Garden State," Zach Braff is debuting his sophomore directorial effort "Wish I Was Here." And its first trailer, featuring a track from the Shins, is here.

    The film, which Braff launched with a Kickstarter campaign, has much in common with 2004 counterpart.

    Braff Stars (and Directs): Check.
    In "Garden State," Braff got an earful of cheer and cool music from Natalie Portman. This time he's getting his cheer from Kate Hudson, who plays his wife — and who also provides her meager paycheck for their family. (Braff plays a struggling actor named Aiden. And they have two kids to raise while money is tight.)

    Kate Hudson and Zach Braff in 'Wish I Was Here' (Focus Features)
    Death: Check.
    The tragedy that spurs all of that 20-something late-night, beer-fueled philosophizing (set to awesome music) in "Garden State" is the death of Andrew's (Braff's) mom. This time it's Aidan's dad, played by Mandy Patinkin, who is at death's door as his cancer has come back.

    Transcending the Melancholy: Check.
    Kind of like when Braff

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  • Remember the game Simon? Remember how fun it was testing your memory as the electronic device lit up with increasingly difficult patterns of red, green, yellow, and blue?

    Now, imagine how much less fun it would have been if Simon was possessed.

    Unless you can think of some other reason Simon would be chirping sans batteries, demonic possession seems to be at play in our exclusive clip above from "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones," the inner-city spinoff of the found-footage horror franchise that's made over $800 million around the globe.

    To celebrate yesterday's Blu-ray of the extended unrated cut, we're giving away an electronic game console far cooler and far-more demon-proof than Simon: one lucky Yahoo Movies Twitter follower will win an Xbox One and a digital download of "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones." And since we're feeling possessed with benevolence, four runners up will each receive a Blu-ray of the film.

    Here's how to enter:

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