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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 help much. At first, we were optimistic about Phillip Noyce’s adaptation of Lois Lowry’s 1993 pre-YA novel, with the casting of producer-star Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep inspiring a degree of confidence . But each time we get a closer look, the thing looks more and more like a paint-by-numbers dystopian teen disgrace. The most interesting morsel here is a peek at Taylor Swift in her small role as a former “receiver” who now only exists in memory.

‘The Giver’ Review: Color and Character Bloom in a Black-and-White World The Weinstein Company Since Lois Lowry‘s The Giver was published 21 years ago there’s been an abundance of YA novels that have explored similar territory, likely inspired by her ubiquitous summer reading assignment. Director Philip Noyce‘s film is at a disadvantage in that regard, playing catch up on a trend launched partly by the material he’s adapting.

CS Video: Jeff Bridges and the Cast of The Giver In the world of Lois Lowry's The Giver, there are no colors, no emotions and no memories. Society has moved past them all, creating a world that, though free from disease, war and famine, has become permanently numb to the human spirit. The old ways of mankind are not wholly forgotten, however, thanks to the role of the Giver, one individual whose job it is to maintain the memories and, when the time is right, to pass them along to a receiver, a young man whose job it will be to become the new Giver.

Disney And Amazon In Fight Over Captain America And Maleficent Blu-rays There is a standoff in the works here between Disney and Amazon over the contract terms for selling some of Disney’s biggest DVD/Blu-ray titles including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Maleficent, Million Dollar Arm and Muppets Most Wanted. The on-line retailer will have the right to sell the instant videos but not the DVD or Blu-ray copies according to Deadline. Consumers will have to go to other retail options like Best Buy or Target to purchase those unless the dispute is resolved.

Brenton Thwaites Sees Piano-Playing Taylor Swift Inside Jeff Bridges’ Mind in ‘The Giver’ Clip (Video) The Weinstein Company has released no less than five new short clips in anticipation of the August 15 premiere of “The Giver.” In them, the major players in the dystopic sci-fi film parlay and make strategic maneuvers against one another. Based on the young adult bestseller by Lois Lowry, “The Giver” is the story of a society that has moved beyond conflict, beyond emotions, and even beyond color.

Amazon Blocks DVD Pre-Orders Of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Hail Hydra! Earlier this month, the world's largest online retailer, Amazon.com, posted its biggest quarterly loss since 2012. For many years, the online mega-retailer has been basking in its own good fortunes but now that times are tough they are playing hardball to squeeze out a few pennies more from their suppliers. In June, Amazon went after Warner Bros.. They blocked DVD pre-order sales of The Lego Movie, 300: Rise of an Empire, Transcendence, and Winter's Tale. That dispute was later resolved. And now, Amazon is focusing their attention on Disney.

Taylor Swift Is But a Sweet Memory in Jeff Bridges’ Mind in ‘The Giver’ Clip (Video) The Weinstein Company has released no less than five new short clips in anticipation of the August 15 premiere of “The Giver.” In them, the major players in the dystopic sci-fi film parlay and make strategic maneuvers against one another. Based on the young adult bestseller by Lois Lowry, “The Giver” is the story of a society that has moved beyond conflict, beyond emotions, and even beyond color.

The first teaser trailer has arrived for Disney’s fairytale extravaganza, Into The Woods, starring Meryl Streep as a wicked witch who has cursed poor James Corden and Emily Blunt. Having been denied the opportunity to start a family by Streep’s curse, the film follows the couple as they find themselves encountering a host of famous faces from some of the classic fairytales.

Watch the First 'Into the Woods' Trailer

6:06 PM 7/31/2014 by Jeff Giles
Into the Woods
Wondering what it'll look like when Rob Marshall goes back to his Chicago-style musical roots with Disney's adaptation of the Broadway hit Into the Woods? We can't see the whole thing until December 25, but you can catch a glimpse right now courtesy of the first trailer, released today. Here's the official synopsis:

Your Wishes Are Granted - First Trailer For Disney's INTO THE WOODS Drops Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them. Into the Woods features: Director: Rob Marshall Meryl Streep as The Witch Emily Bl

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