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UTG INTERVIEW: Jeff Bridges Discusses His Career(s) and New Live Album

Jeff Bridges really needs no introduction, but for the sake of the uninitiated, he’s an Oscar-winning actor with numerous other talents on his curriculum vitae, including, but not limited to, photography, painting and songwriting. Many likely remember his turn as Otis “Bad” Blake in 2009’s multi-award winning Crazy Heart, but Bridges’ musical journey began long […]

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‘Turtles’ Defend Top Position From ‘The Expendables’

The summer film season is now reaching its conclusion with the arrival of not only a star-packed blockbuster and a silver screen adaption of a YA-fiction novel, but yet another buddy cop comedy. Despite all of that action between the new titles, not one has surpassed last week’s top film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Giver’ Offers Nothing Of Value

Film: The Giver Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges Genre: Drama/Sci-Fi Working off a screenplay written by Michael Mitnick and Robert B. Weide, director Phillip Noyce has delivered a frustrating and, at times, downright awful adaptation of Lois Lowry’s most beloved young adult novel. The Giver offers a vision of the future that feels a bit […]

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UTG Interview: ‘The Giver’ Author Lois Lowry and Film Stars Brenton Thwaites, Odeya Rush

Earlier this month I had an opportunity unlike any other up to that point in my writing career. For nearly thirty minutes I was able to sit next to author Lois Lowry and discuss her classic novel, The Giver, as well as the recent film adaptation. I also spoke with the film’s stars, Brenton Thwaites […]

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‘The Giver’ Trailer: There Is More To The World Than You Realize

A second trailer has been released to promote the forthcoming big screen adaptation of The Giver. If you attended school in the United States it’s hard to imagine you made it much further than the seventh grade before a teacher, counselor, or other type of advisor told you to read The Giver. It’s not a […]

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First Trailer For ‘The Giver’ Adaptation Shows Promise

Don’t break out the pitchforks and torches just yet, literary friends. The footage revealed from the Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep-led adaptation of The Giver does not make us want to burn down Hollywood. Yet. Fans of books you’re forced to read in elementary school have been cautiously excited to see the young adult novel […]

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Taylor Swift Cast In ‘The Giver’ Film Adaptation

Monday of this week I was excited, worried, and a mix of other emotions while writing about the newly announced The Giver film adaptation. I, at my core, am excited to see Lois Lowry’s great work transcribed for the screen, though I am skeptical as The Giver is one of my favorite works of fiction, […]

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Dystopian Novel ‘The Giver’ Gets A Film Adaptation, Release Date

One of recent history’s most beloved young adult novels, The Giver, has been given the go ahead for a screen adaptation and subsequent release date. The Giver from The Weinstein Company will release August 15, 2014. The film, already stacked with a powerhouse cast, will star Jeff Bridges at the titular character (better known as […]