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Hollywood and the sequel complex

On a deliciously sunny L.A. afternoon nearly four weeks ago, I stumbled upon a baffling billboard. “Insurgent! In Cinemas Now.” Wait — hadn’t “Divergent” come out only a few months before? After a speedy Internet search, I realized my notions of time hadn’t actually been all that accurate. “Divergent” had been released March 21, 2014;…