MOVIE Coming Soon: ‘THE GIVER’ [2014] Interactive Websites, Trailer + More.

A Poster for the film ‘THE GIVER':

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Plot for ‘THE GIVER':

“The Giver” is story that follows Jonas, who lives in a perfect world of contentment and conformity, where there’s no conflict, racism or sickness.  Each and every member of this society is given a special role.  Young Jonas is given his life assignment as the Receiver Of Memory, which is when he begins to realize the complex, dark, secrets behind the society he is a part of.  He discovers that many years earlier, the forefathers of his community gave up humanity in order to develop their ideal of a stable society.

Adapted from Lois Lowry’s 1994 young adult novel and Newbery winning book of the same name.  The adaptation is directed by Phillip Noyce and the screenwriter is Vadim Perelman.

Released Today at PEOPLE.COM, 5 NEW GIF images for the film ‘THE GIVER’.


Watch the Official Trailer for ‘The Giver’ Here

Check out these 3 Interactive Websites for ‘THE GIVER’ Film.

In support of the upcoming film THE GIVER, The Weinstein Company recently launched three fully immersive, interactive online experiences: The Giver Challenge, The Memory Deposit, and The Giver Experience.  Designed to reflect upon the themes present in the film, the sites create a deeply immersive experience for fans and newcomers alike, and allows them the opportunity to experience THE GIVER for themselves.

TRY TO WIN!  With The Giver Challenge, participants have the chance to WIN $10,000, while users can interact with Jeff Bridges (as The Giver) using Google Chrome’s speech recognition tech with The Giver Experience.  Visit the links below:

The Giver Challenge →

The Memory Deposit →

The Giver Experience →


Release Date for ‘THE GIVER':

August 15th, 2014 (U.S.)

Starring Cast:  Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Taylor Swift


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ARC-Book Review! One Blogging Reader’s Review: ‘We Are The Goldens’ by Dana Reinhardt.

ARC-Book Review! One Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘We Are The Goldens’ by Dana Reinhardt.


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Author: Dana Reinhardt
(Review based on ARC copy – early review)
Publishing date: May 27th, 2014


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We Are The Goldens by Dana Reinhardt

The Synopsis for ‘We Are The Goldens':

Nell knows a secret about her perfect, beautiful sister Layla. If she tells, it could blow their world apart.

When Nell and Layla were little, Nell used to call them Nellaya. Because to Nell, there was no difference between where she started and her adored big sister ended. They’re a unit; divorce made them rely on each other early on, so when one pulls away, what is the other to do? But now, Nell’s a freshman in high school and Layla is changing, secretive. And then Nell discovers why. Layla is involved with one of their teachers. And even though Nell tries to support Layla, to understand that she’s happy and in love, Nell struggles with her true feelings: it’s wrong, and she must do something about it.


My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ after reading  an ARC-Early Copy of ‘WE ARE THE GOLDENS’:

I was invited to read and review an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of ‘We Are The Goldens’ by Author Dana Reinhardt.  This story follows the close bond shared between two sisters and a moment in their relationship that tests that bond. You will read the story through the main character’s P.O.V.(point of view), Nell Golden.

Nell Golden is a freshman in high school, who has a special and close relationship with her big-sister, Layla Golden, who is a well-liked junior at their high school, City Day. They’ve always been close, shared secrets and have supported each other in the ways that close siblings and best friends do.  In Nell’s eyes, her sister Layla is the most beautiful person, perfect in every way and can do no wrong.  But this year brings changes and a bite of reality to Nell’s life. With Nell experiencing changes in her own life stemming from her friendship with her best friend Felix, dealing with her sister being secretive and experiencing her first high-school crush, Nell has so much to deal with.

Layla’s been acting strange and distant.  She has become uninterested in most of the things that that her classmates seem excited about like parties, high-school boys and hasn’t been hanging out with her friends as much as she use to.  Nell has her suspicions about what might be the reason behind the changes she’s seen in her sister but she continues to deny it and cover for her big-sister, in hopes that her sister will open up to her about what is actually causing these changes.  When Nell finds out that Layla has been having a secret-relationship with their young, attractive art-teacher, she is torn about what to do. 

Nell knows it’s not right but she can’t help but do like she always has, and that is to cover for her sister and try to support her. But can she keep hiding her sisters huge secret?  This story has a steady paced storyline, with a few interesting and climactic moments.  I enjoyed it for the most-part but I do wish that the ending lasted a little longer in order to give a more solid conclusion.  It almost felt like there were a few points that left the storyline mildly-vague between ‘Nell and Sam’ and left me asking three questions:  Did the entire truth come out? And how will things go with Felix and Nell’s friendship?  Is there a follow-up novel planned, which would explain the ending better?  If you enjoy a nice story that seems relate-able in a ‘real-life’ sense, give this one a read. :)


1 star rating 3.5


How I imagined Nell, Layla, Mr. B and Felix while reading ‘We Are The Goldens’:

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Nell’s thoughts:  When things are right between us, that’s when I feel like me.  It’s always been this way; we know the family joke.  When I first learned to talk I called myself Nellayla.  Nellayla.  You were so much a part of me I thought we shared a name until you told me: “I am Layla,” and you tapped your chest, then reached out to touch mine.  “You are Nell.”  I can’t remember, but I’m sure this rattled my tiny universe.

Nell’s thoughts on Layla:  Somehow I think the story begins with that self-portrait from school, the one with your faraway eyes.  If I could go back to the moment I saw it,  and if I had known what I was looking at, I’d have pulled you aside and said: No. Stop. Don’t.

Nell’s thoughts:  We are the Goldens, but we aren’t perfect.  We’re going to have some hard times, and I wanted to calmly and wisely say some version of this to you: I am your sister, I’m here to help, we’re close, our lives are intertwined, you can trust me.  Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.

Felix to Nell:  “What if I only have one chance?  Wouldn’t I want to make the most of that?  And if I only have one chance” -he locked his eyes on mine- “I really want that chance to be with you.”

Nell’s thoughts on Layla:  It’s like that quote you like.  Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.  Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.


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MOVIE Coming Soon: ‘THE MAZE RUNNER’ [2014] Watch Trailer Now.

The Official Movie Poster for the film ‘The Maze Runner':

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About ‘The Maze Runner':

In one of 2014’s most anticipated best-selling YA book to film adaptations, ‘The Maze Runner’ will thrill you with the action and suspense this story is set to give. With a talented young cast, you will be caught up in the mystery that surrounds their journey through the maze known as ‘The Glade’.  The minimal amount of information they remember about their lives prior to the maze consists of their names and the point in which they woke up inside the mysterious maze.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D.  Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose. He comes to the realization that in order to escape, it will require him to join forces with fellow “runners”.  Based upon the best-selling novel by James Dashner.

The Maze Runner is Directed by: Wes Ball.


UPDATE! July29th, 2014:  Check out The Latest Official Trailer for ‘The Maze Runner’, Go Here:


Check out the Official 1st Trailer for ‘The Maze Runner’ Here:

The complete ComicCon Panel footage for ‘The Maze Runner’ Here:

(Director James Dashner, Director Wes Ball, Actor Dylan O’Brien and Producer Wyck Godfrey)

(source: The Maze Runner Brazil)


Here are a few stills from ‘The Maze Runner’ as well as a cool fan made photo:

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Release Date for ‘THE MAZE RUNNER’:  September 19th, 2014 (U.S.)

Starring Cast:

Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Sangster, Aml Ameen, Patricia Clarkson, Ki Hong Lee, Alex Flores, Blake Cooper, Chris Sheffield, Jacob Latimore and more.



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