The Giver is off the point in 2014. Yes, our current governments aren't good for us. But the answer is not less government and fewer rules. We need strong, independent governments that can be an effective counterweight to the increasing power of corporations.
This movie is very captivating. I had my eyes glued to the screen the whole time, not wanting to miss a second of the story. I was so excited to see this movie because The Giver is one of my favorite books and I think the movie is just as good, although a bit different.
I had my concerns about The Giver, another teen-oriented film from the Weinstein Company. Serving as definite counter-balance to my trepidations: the presence at the helm of Phillip Noyce. Turns out my faith was not ill-founded.
I was in the packed audience of LACMA's Bing Theatre last night for an Academy event, A Tale of Two Bridges, an evening paying tribute to the two Bridges, older Beau and younger brother Jeff, as well as father Lloyd.
This weekend, you had your choice of an atmospheric, based-on-a-true-story ghost tale with The Conjuring, or ride along with Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds as afterlife cops in the effect-enhanced action-fantasy-comedy R.I.P.D.