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.