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The trailer for ‘The Giver’ is here, and it looks great

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Y’all know how much it annoys me that all we seem to do is make movies out of books instead of producing original cinema content, but I can’t really argue with an adaptation of The Giver, because it’s a classic and also, the movie looks REALLY good. How can you really go wrong when you manage to get Meryl Streep? And Jeff Bridges! (And don’t forget Taylor Swift! LOL)

You see my point.

In any case, the first full theatrical trailer is here and I can’t wait to see this! I think it looks suspenseful, exciting and really interesting. I don’t know that I’ve ever really used the word “suspenseful” in any serious context before in my life, but here we are.

What do you think? Will you see The Giver? Do your remember reading the book?

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Meryl Streep thought she was too ugly to be an actress

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Meryl Streep is a beautiful queen and I love her, but turns out it took her a long time to love herself and she actually thought she was too ugly to be an actress. WHAAAT?

Giving a speech at Indiana University on Tuesday, where she was accepting an honourary doctorate, she gave out some advice to the students there and explained her own past in the industry (via US Weekly):

“I think I was probably like every other girl who puts on a princess dress and expects everyone to pay full and total attention. And most of us grow out of that. I was always in plays, but I thought it was vain to be an actress,” the 64-year-old said. “Plus, I thought I was too ugly to be an actress. Glasses weren’t fabulous then.”

“For young women, I would say, don’t worry so much about your weight,” continued the graduate of Vassar College and the Yale School of Drama. “Girls spend way too much time thinking about that, and there are better things.”

“For young men, and women, too, what makes you different or weird, that’s your strength. Everyone tries to look a cookie-cutter kind of way and actually the people who look different are the ones who get picked up. I used to hate my nose. Now I don’t. It’s okay.”

Love me some Meryl Streep. And how this woman ever thought she was ugly is beyond me:

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Watch: ‘The Giver’ trailer is here!

When Meryl Streep is in a film, you can pretty much guarantee that it’s going to be amazing… as long as you don’t count Mama Mia. Such is the case with The Giver, Weinstein Co.’s reimagining of the classic Lewis Lowry book. It’s also got Jeff Bridges and, less impressively, Katie Holmes.

The Giver won’t be out until August 15th, but here’s the first trailer. What do we think so far?