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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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    From Meryl Streep to Expendables Mel Gibson and Harrison Ford, Big Stars in Small Roles Boost Summer Blockbusters

    The trailers for “The Giver,” a dystopian adventure based on the 1993 Newbery Medal-winning novel by Lois Lowry that opens this weekend, features a character who was a mere footnote in this influential young-adult source for such futuristic fables as “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent." Not only that...

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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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    WATCH: Disney's 'Into the Woods' Gets a Tantalizing First Trailer (And Production Photos)

    Musical theaters nerds, our wishes have been granted: the first trailer for Rob Marshall's adaptation of "Into the Woods" is here, and it definitely makes us wish for more.

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    Watch: Meryl Streep Orders Everyone 'Into the Woods' in First Trailer for Rob Marshall's Musical Adaptation

    It's finally here! The first trailer for "Into the Woods" takes us on a fairy tale journey.

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    Step Into A Fairy Tale With New Images From Disney's 'Into The Woods'

    After a bit of back and forth by Stephen Sondheim over the changes made to his musical "Into The Woods" for Disney's big screen, star-studded version, he's ultimately behind the "first-rate" production, and now the studio can push on with promoting the film. And today they've dropped a handful of ne...

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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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