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The Giver

Review: Insurgent or How to Make an 118-Minute Film Feel Like a Day in Hell

Brandon Judell | Posted 03.18.2015 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

Insurgent is a relentlessly exasperating sci-fi film made, miraculously, with a half-baked imagination, a slaughtered wit, and insufferable direction by Robert Schwentke, the man who supplied 2013 with one its biggest flops, R.I.P.D.

What I Learned From My 9-Year-Old's Book Club

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 02.27.2015 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

When my daughter Lily came home saying she wanted to start a book club, I was excited -- I'm a writer after all, so this was music to my ears -- but also a bit skeptical. Right away, I started to fret about the mechanics of it.

Two Leading Oscar Nominees Go "Kerplunk"

Brandon Judell | Posted 04.13.2015 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

Of course, since this is a Wachowski offering, the visuals are frequently stunning in an overwhelming manner, and scene after scene is quite entertaining. There is a problem, though, with the casting.

Jeff Bridges Has 'Plenty' Regrets About 'The Giver'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.02.2015 | Entertainment

Jeff Bridges spent 20 years developing the big-screen adaptation of "The Giver," and ultimately he had to give up some of his control to get it into t...

R.L. Stine Doesn't Understand The Craze Around Dystopian Novels

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 09.24.2014 | Books

Few books are as beloved among young readers as dystopian novels like The Giver, The Hunger Games and Divergent. However, one of the most iconic child...

Why These Teachers Are Assigning Banned Books

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 09.26.2014 | Books

While some parents want certain books removed from schools, teachers are remembering the important reasons to keep them in the classroom. This week...

Sasha Bronner

Jeff Bridges Is All Cool With 'The Giver,' Here's Why

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 09.11.2014 | Entertainment

Jeff Bridges spent exactly 18 years developing the film “The Giver,” an adaptation of Lois Lowry's beloved dystopian children’s book by the same...

How The Giver Gets It Wrong

Charles Alexander | Posted 10.29.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Alexander

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.

Blockbuster vs. Indie Showdown: The Giver vs. Lucy vs. Mood Indigo

Tracey Harnish | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment
Tracey Harnish

I present a series of film reviews where two films that have nothing to do with each other go head-to-head for a showdown. Bigger is not always better, but then again, sometimes it is.

The Giver - an Intense Film About the Effects of Accepting the Good and Bad Memories of Life

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 10.18.2014 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

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.

Author of The Giver Talks About the Writing Process, Adaptations, Streep, and Bridges

Quora | Posted 10.22.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

I sit alone in a room every day and do my work, and that's what I love doing. I enter the lives of these characters that I know are fictional and have appeared in my imagination.

Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites: Rememberers for Hire -- Hour of the Wolf Movie Review of The Giver

Dan Persons | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

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.

10 Best Lois Lowry: Classics From the Reigning Queen of YA

Oyster Books | Posted 10.15.2014 | Books
Oyster Books

With 45 books to her name, it's hard to pick just one favorite, so we're bringing you our top 10 Lois Lowry titles instead. Consider your childhood revisited.

Twenty Years Later -- A Vast and Beautiful Film

Lois Lowry | Posted 10.14.2014 | Entertainment
Lois Lowry

When I finally saw the final movie with the music in there, it was kind of overwhelming. It was a very gratifying experience to see that it was done with such regard for the book. It retains the essential ingredients of the book, while adding all of the visual stuff that a movie needs but that a book sadly cannot have.

'The Giver' Star Has A Big Surprise For This Family

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.14.2014 | Latino Voices

There's just one first time for everything -- but, thankfully, life can be filled with firsts. That’s the thinking behind “First Experiences,...

'The Giver' Movie Is Quite Different From The Book You Remember

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.14.2014 | Entertainment

When a novel that's sold more than 12 million copies takes two decades to develop as a film, expectations are rather high. Enter "The Giver," which Je...

Meryl Streep: The Giver of Fantastic Performances

Prasanna Ranganathan | Posted 10.12.2014 | Celebrity
Prasanna Ranganathan

A genius at both comedy and drama, Meryl Streep as an actress is an "intuitive investigator" of the human condition: insightful, powerful, and awe-inspiringly versatile. Here I present my five favorite Meryl Streep performances, in no particular order.

Everything You Need To Know About 'The Giver'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.12.2014 | Entertainment

The adaptation of "The Giver," that book you remember adoring so much in middle school, at last hits the big screen this week. Jeff Bridges, who plays...

Tori Kelly Announces #NotSilent Campaign

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment

Following closely behind HuffPost Entertainment's premiere of Tori Kelly's "Silent" music video, the singer-songwriter is looking to expand the track'...

@TheGiverMovie Joins #AOLBUILD

AOL BUILD | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD A best-selling novel and 1994 Newbery Medal winner written by Lois Lowry, The Giver is making the jump from the school cu...

Tori Kelly Will Not Be 'Silent'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 08.07.2014 | Entertainment

Singer-songwriter Tori Kelly built her fanbase with a video camera, an acoustic guitar and raw vocal talent. Never abandoning her intimate roots, the ...

Katie Holmes Appears To Be Over That Whole TomKat Thing

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment

Katie Holmes is moving on after her divorce from Tom Cruise. While appearing on the "Today" show on Wednesday, Aug. 6, to discuss her upcoming rol...

OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder Will Leave His Mark On 'The Giver'

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment

The film adaptation of Lois Lowry's iconic dystopian novel "The Giver" arrives in a few short weeks. Among the many fans of the book awaiting the rele...

Matthew Jacobs

Brenton Thwaites Is About To Have A Moment

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.17.2014 | Entertainment

On the cusp of becoming a household name, Brenton Thwaites lent his talents to this summer's "Maleficent" and "The Signal." Come Aug. 15, longstanding...

First Look At 'The Giver' Poster Should Please The Book's Fans

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Entertainment

Here's your first look at "The Giver" poster, which debuts exclusively here on HuffPost Entertainment. The image features Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, ...