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Aug
21

Hour of the Wolf Movie Review: THE GIVER

Jeff Bridges (left) and Brenton Thwaites go where only the Pepperidge Farms man previously dared to tread, remembering the way things used to be in THE GIVER.

Jeff Bridges (left) and Brenton Thwaites go where only the Pepperidge Farms man previously dared to tread, remembering the way things used to be in THE GIVER.

I had my concerns about The Giver, another, teen-oriented film from the Weinstein Company. After all, TWC’s previous effort in this arena was Vampire Academy, and that blatant mish-mosh of Harry Potter, Twilight, The Hunger Games, and whatever else has been luring adolescent females to the theaters didn’t go down too smoothly.

Serving as definite counter-balance to my trepidations: the presence at the helm of  Phillip Noyce, a very good director who becomes even better when telling tales of people finding the inner resources to confront near-insurmountable, social challenges. Turns out my faith was not ill-founded. Click on the player to hear my review for Jim Freund’s Hour of the Wolf, or right-click the title to download.

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