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


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



It’s hard to know where to start on the mess of a film that is R.I.P.D. It should be fun as it is a buddy-cop movie mixed in with zombies and lots of CGI but it really isn’t.

Nick (Ryan Reynolds) is a cop in Philadelphia, one who likes to keep some of the loot for himself. But since he is a good guy at heart he decides to change his ways and hand in the gold the stashed away. However his partner Bobby Hayes (Kevin Bacon) isn’t too happy about this development and kills him. Continue reading