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    Top Ten Takeaways: What Went Wrong with 'The Giver' & 'Expendables 3,' Surprise Genre Gains Popularity

    Less impressive are three new wide releases. The unheralded cop comedy "Let's Be Cops" (20th Century Fox) led the pack at $17.7 million, with an $8.5 million additional gross from its Wednesday opening. It bested the disappointing, much more expensive "The Expendables 3" (Lionsgate), which for a var...

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    Turtles and Talking Trees Tattoo Competition As 'Expendables 3", 'Let's Be Cops" and 'The Giver' Underwhelm

    Well it was nice while it lasted. Hollywood's return to glory days of the past three weeks came to a clunking halt this weekend as none of the three new openers could unseat returnees "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Guardians of the Galaxy"

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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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    PREVIEW & PREDICTIONS: Octogenarian Onslaught, Fake Fuzz And "Giver"'s Gain Highlight This Week's New Releases

    Ok so they're not actually octogenarians (although I wouldn't mind checking Sly's birth certificate, just to be sure) but they are "The Expendables 3" and they're back for more mirth and mayhem. In addition, the latest stab at the young adult novel crowd, "The Giver" debuts, as does Fox's fake-fuzz...

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    Next Week's Coming Attractions: They're Oldies But Goodies As "Expendables 3" Looks to Demolish Box Office

    If you're planning ahead for next week, make sure you put away enough seats and screens for the third installment of the highly successful "Expendables" franchise.

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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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    Soundtrack For 'The Giver' Features OneRepublic, Jake Bugg & More Plus Clip And More Promos

    “Harry Potter,” “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games.” These franchises make up the Mount Rushmore of YA adaptations and studios are falling over themselves to pick up the rights to any YA novel they can get their hands on. It’s therefore surprising that it’s taken this long for Lois Lowry’s “The Giver”...

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