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    Watch: New Trailer For The Long-Delayed ‘Seventh Son’ Starring Ben Barnes, Jeff Bridges & Julianne Moore

    Jeff Bridges was lured into the YA genre this year, but “The Big Lebowski” actor hasn’t had much luck so far. He played a big supporting role in summer’s YA film “The Giver,” but the movie was mostly met with indifference from audiences. Up next for Bridges is the adaptation of the YA fantasy sci-fi...

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    The Giver

    In ‘The Giver’ the only actor allowed to dig into his role is Jeff Bridges, as the title character who is in charge of holding and caring for mankind’s memories.

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    Review: 'The Giver' Starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Taylor Swift And More

    It wouldn't be surprising if the current spate of Young Adult film adaptations is met with a degree of resentment by movie-lovers over 18 years old. When the films turn out to be entertaining and worthy of their respective source material (like the “Harry Potter” and “Hunger Games” franchises), some...

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    Watch: Step Into The World Of 'The Giver' With Jeff Bridges & Meryl Streep With 5 Clips

    “The Giver” hits theaters this weekend, and if you’re still on the fence about seeing it, these five clips probably won't seal the deal. At first, we were optimistic about Phillip Noyce’s adaptation of Lois Lowry’s 1993 pre-YA novel, in light of the casting of producer-star Jeff Bridges and Meryl St...

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    Review Roundup: Is Phillip Noyce's Dystopian 'The Giver' Too Late to the YA Franchise Party?

    Reviews are out for Phillip Noyce's Lois Lowry adaptation "The Giver," and early consensus suggests that this YA dystopian sci-fi, while handsomely directed, may not be franchise material.

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    First Reviews of 'The Giver': An Anti-Conformist Allegory Succumbs to Sameness

    Jeff Bridges' long-gestating adaption of Lois Lowry's dystopian young adult novel succumbs to the very mindset it warns against.

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    Review: Why 'The Giver' is a Flawed Adaptation of Lois Lowry's Book

    Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites star in Philip Noyce's faithful take on the beloved YA novel.

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    Comic-Con 2014: Why 'The Giver' Is Like 'Tron: Legacy' and 'John Carter'

    The Comic-Con footage for "The Giver" looks good once you get past the all-too similar dystopian subject matter. Even though Lois Lowry's book paved the way for all that young adult fiction 21 years ago, can the Weinsteins make audiences want to see it?

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    Screen Talk Report from Halls of Comic-Con, 'The Giver' and Other Oscar Possibilities

    Every year I approach the trip to Comic-Con in San Diego with equal measures of anticipation and dread. Why? It's huge, crowded, stressful and crammed with the best and worst of pop culture. I talk about it with Indiewire critic Eric Kohn on our weekly podcast, sitting cross-legged on the floor outs...

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    'The Little Prince' Film Adaptation to Be Released in France and U.S. Next Year

    The new film adaptation of "The Little Price," which has shaped up to be quite an international endeavor, is set to land in theaters in both France and the U.S. next year.

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