Why The Giver Still Matters

This weekend, Hollywood will release the movie adaptation of Lois Lowry's The Giver, a film many of us have been waiting for since our junior high years. And in a world of Hunger Games, Divergents and many more popular YA novels, we'd like to talk about why this slightly older book still matters. » 8/14/14 11:00am 8/14/14 11:00am

Jeff Bridges Explains Why It Took Him 20 Years To Make The Giver

Jeff Bridges has been trying to turn Lois Lowry's novel The Giver into a feature film for twenty years. So what took so long? We asked him, and we also asked "The Receiver" how they developed the actual art of giving and taking in The Giver. » 8/12/14 10:40am 8/12/14 10:40am

10 Classic Young Adult Novels That Would Make Amazing Movies

Fans have been waiting over 20 years for a movie version of Lois Lowry's The Giver, and we're finally getting one this weekend. But this isn't the only classic novel that's overdue for a movie adaptation. Here are 10 beloved YA novels that would make for incredible movies... and why they probably won't get adapted. » 8/12/14 10:00am 8/12/14 10:00am

Six Clips From The Giver Reveal The YA Dystopia From Your Youth

Lois Lowry's dystopian nightmare novel The Giver is required reading for most folks who grew up in the '90s. Needless to say, there's a lot of pressure on the movie adaptation to get the translation right. And this is the first chunk of footage to really give us a good feel for the film. » 8/11/14 8:20am 8/11/14 8:20am

The Giver Trailer Shows Our Black-And-White Future Hell

The latest trailer for The Giver (based on the book by Lois Lowry) shows a future so sterile that society has stopped seeing color. Thanks to a handy mandatory injection, the new world (run by Meryl Streep) is a whole lotta boring—until Jeff Bridges is introduced! » 6/04/14 4:40pm 6/04/14 4:40pm

Look How Much Better The Giver Movie Looks in Black and White

Earlier today the trailer for The Giver dropped. Unfortunately and somewhat surprisingly, the Hollywood adaptation of Lois Lowry's book is in color! This is NOT Giver canon. But don't worry — the internet has fixed that for you. » 3/19/14 4:40pm 3/19/14 4:40pm

First Trailer For The Giver Is Absolutely Filled With Famous People

Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgård and yes, even Taylor Swift are all in the Hollywood adaptation of The Giver, which gives junior high school kids one less book they will actually have to read for school. » 3/19/14 6:40am 3/19/14 6:40am

First official look at the movie adaptation of The Giver

Ready for some Junior High nostalgia? Here's the very first look at The Giver movie adaptation: Jonas and The Giver himself inside the Library of Memory! » 1/23/14 1:40pm 1/23/14 1:40pm

How excited should we be to see Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the…

It's all about sequels today: there are rumors about the star of Jurassic World, the plot of Terminator 5, and a director for Beetlejuice 2. Plus, Stephen Amell previews the resolution to last week's Arrow cliffhanger and there's a ton from the cast of The Hunger Games. Spoilers ahead! » 10/21/13 6:00am 10/21/13 6:00am

Jeff Bridges finds a director for the role he was born to play: The…

We've been waiting years for good news on the adaptation of Lois Lowry's The Giver. The movie, which Jeff Bridges has been attached to for a very long time — because Jesus, just look at him — has been stuck in development hell forever. But now, Variety is reporting that Philip Noyce (Salt) is hot to direct this film.… » 11/07/12 3:37pm 11/07/12 3:37pm

Jeff Bridges will bring The Giver to the big screen

The Dude has nabbed the rights to the influential novel The Giver by Lois Lowry. Bridges hopes to play the title role — the one person chosen to feel for the whole of a future community. » 6/28/11 6:30am 6/28/11 6:30am

10 great science fiction novels that have been banned

In honor of Banned Books Week, Geekosystem's Susana Polo looks at 10 great science fiction novels that have been banned, or at least threatened with removal from libraries and schools. Including some major classics of the genre! » 10/01/10 2:34pm 10/01/10 2:34pm

"The Giver" gets a comic book treatment

Lois Lowry's dystopian classic The Giver hasn't been adapted as a graphic novel, but cartoonist Lucy Knisley gives us the next best thing. She has been illustrating brief moments from the book, rendering the colorless sameness of its false utopia. » 7/17/10 11:00am 7/17/10 11:00am

Where To Start With Young Adult Science Fiction

Where's the best place to start your kids with reading Science Fiction? Here's a booklist of some of the best Sci-Fi for the discerning young adult, because it's never too early to teach them about the dangers of dystopian societies. » 10/18/09 3:00pm 10/18/09 3:00pm

Paradise Is A Lie: A History Of False Utopias

If you're living in a shiny happy world where everything is provided to you, and your white pajamas never ever get stained, then chances are you're in a false utopia. Someone's going to be coming and harvesting your organs, or culling you at age 30, or drugging you into obedience. The fake paradise built on a… » 3/25/08 10:11am 3/25/08 10:11am