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Posts Tagged ‘ Alexander Skarsgård ’

The Giver Review: ‘A Bland Tale Of An Unhappy Future’

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Based on Lois Lowry’s 1993 novel The Giver shows the darker side to young adult fiction and a dysfunctional dystopia.

The idea is similar to Logan’s Run, Divergent or even distantly to The Hunger Games, however less action packed.

Set in a colourless world that has eliminated all emotions, Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) is selected to be the new “Receiver of Memory”. Since no one can remember the past and no one is able to feel pain; anger, desire, joy or love, one citizen in this bland utopia is chosen to feel and remember. Continue reading

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What Maisie Knew

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Although based on Henry James’ 1897 novel What Maisie Knew is a very modern story, one of divorce and children being the collateral damage.

Six-year-old Maisie (Onata Aprile) is the daughter of rock star mum Susanna (Julianne Moore) and art dealer dad Beale (Steve Coogan). The two big egos clash loudly, disregarding the presence of their daughter who finds peace with nanny Margo (Joanna Vanderham). Maisie spends her day peering around corners, listening to abusive shouting and avoiding being caught in the middle. Continue reading

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