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The Giver

  1. Things We Saw Today: Character Posters For The Giver

    Things We Saw Today

    I remain cautious about the film, but I've got to say -- that's a striking poster. (via Entertainment Weekly)

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  2. New The Giver Trailer Still Hasn’t Convinced Me That I Want to See This Movie [VIDEO]

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    I wonder what people who haven’t read The Giver think is going on with the partial-color, partial-greyscale of the trailer. And hey, this new one isn't as horrifyingly generic Hollywood as the first. But it still gives us a healthy dose of cheese with “Then that must make me… The Giver. *drama chord*” Grooooooan. (via: Digital Spy) Previously in The Giver

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  3. There’s A New Featurette For The Giver, and Thank God, It’s Got Scenes In Black and White

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    Which is not to say that I'm feeling entirely better about this one yet. The Giver was the first book that made me cry, and despite the presence of author Lois Lowry herself, this featurette just doesn't mesh with the image of the Community that I had in my head. But we'll see. We'll see.

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  4. We Asked, You Answered: The Mary Sue Readers Sound Off The Summer Movies of 2014

    It seems like it was winter just yesterday, but already summer movie season is starting in the US with today's release of a little movie called Captain America: The Winter Soldier. A ton of movies are coming out over the next few months, some that we're looking forward to here at The Mary Sue (Guardians of the Galaxy), some that we're... not (Transformers: Age of Extinction). But we got curious: Which ones are you most looking forward to? So we asked. What follows is a roundup of the 2014 summer movie season, ranked from the flick you're are least anticipating to the one you're most chomping at the bit for. We've included our thoughts as well, plus a general sample of the responses we got to each film. (Are you in there? Step up and claim your wit!) Does the breakdown surprise you, or is it just about what you thought it would be?  Do you differ from the majority? Sound off in the comments.

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  5. The First Trailer for The Giver is Kind of Underwhelming

    The office has been buzzing this morning with discussions of the feasibility of getting a partially black and white movie made in 2014, the difficulty of sensing the relative level of technology when the narrator is a child native to the setting, how terrifying Meryl Streep looks in that wig, and whether any of us would definitely remember human-tractor-beaming hovercraft if they'd really been in the book. (via io9.) Previously in The Giver

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  6. Okay, But Why Isn’t The Giver Trailer Filmed in Black and White? [Video]

    That old guy on the cover is judging you so hard right now.

    Hey, so, did all of you guys in the film industry read the same book that we all read in middle school? Because call me crazy, but I kind of thought the whole point was that nobody in the Community could see color. Why am I looking at colors right now, Jeff Bridges? Explain to me why colors are a thing, please. That is your literal job as Giver.

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  7. Things We Saw Today: First Images From The Giver Are Sadly Bereft of Meryl Streep

    Things We Saw Today

    Remember how Meryl Streep is going to be in The Giver? So exciting. But this pic has Jeff Bridges, which is pretty dang cool by itself. Collider has the other picture, featuring main character Jonas (aged up from 12 to 16) and A Baby.

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  8. Katie Holmes, Possibly Taylor Swift Join the Cast of The Giver

    And So It Begins

    Soon, Lois Lowry's beloved novel The Giver will join the ranks of young adult books that have made it to the big screen. Come on, you know you've been waiting for this since you were twelve and checked it out of the school library. It's one of the classic dystopias for young readers, with its creepy community of too-perfect people who see everything in black and white (literally).

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  9. Meryl Streep In Talks for The Giver

    Good News Everyone!

    Jeff Bridges' long awaited adaptation of Lois Lowry's The Giver has its first good sign that it's actually happening: a major Hollywood star (other than Bridges himself) is in talks to participate.

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  10. According to Lois Lowry, The Giver Movie is On Its Way, Complete With Jeff Bridges

    Cautiously Optimistic

    These days, it seems like Hollywood has finally discovered that dystopian young adult fiction is a trend that can make bunches at the box office, thanks to The Hunger Games. We can also look forward to The Host and the long awaited advent of a big budget Ender's Game adaptation. But older young adults in their twenties and thirties can sit around saying "In my day, we walked fifteen miles to the library to pick up copies of Garth Nix's Shade's Children and Lois Lowry's The Giver. And then we wrote our book reports with pencil and paper! And then gave it to our parents to spellcheck!" But I actually had The Giver read to me at bedtime before I was ever assigned it in school, so I guess I have the most hipster dystopian YA cred of all.

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