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“The Giver” Trailer Is Out & It’s Kinda Underwhelming

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The Trailer Is Out!

I’ve been waiting for Lois Lowry’s YA novel The Giver to be made into a movie ever since I was a kid reading the book 100 times. It’s not until my adulthood that I got my wish and I have to say, judging from today’s trailer, disappointment.  I know it is just a trailer, but the setting, the costumes and the music look pretty indistinguishable from a lot of the big blockbusters aimed at teens and tweens, like “Divergent” and “The Hunger Games.”  They’re all dystopian YA fiction, but The Giver was the original.  (And what is Katie Holmes doing there?! Is she really old enough to be Jonas’ mother?!) The presence of Meryl Streep can improve a lot about a movie, so let’s hope she does. Take a look at the trailer and let me know if you agree. [YouTube]

Tired Of People Asking When You’re Going To Get Married And Have Kids? Get A Mannequin Family!

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She's Been Married To A Mannequin For 14 Years!

In a move I can only call brilliant, Starz Entertainment Group art director Suzanne Heintz shunned the traditional marriage and family life in favor of something far more unconventional. For the last 14 years, Heintz has been living with her strong but silent husband Chauncey and her never-rebellious teenage daughter Mary Margaret as part of an art project she calls “Life Once Removed.”

We’ve all been there: being needled by friends to “put yourself out there,” being pressured by family members to “settle down and have kids.” Enduring the same indignities, Heintz was thinking about her single life, walking past a retail liquidation store that sold mannequins when she said she realized, “I can buy a family!” And she’s been photographing their life together ever since — traveling all over the world with her family of “mute quadriplegics” and loving every minute of it. If that’s not unconventional enough for you, Heintz also has a real, live-in boyfriend of seven years, but has no interest in marrying him. Yet, she plans to renew her vows with Chauncey this June in front of friends, family and mannequins. Keep reading »

There Were Fewer Women In Charge In Hollywood In 2013 Than 1998

There Were Fewer Women In Charge In Hollywood In 2013 Than 1998

The rates of employment for women in film production are below what they were over a decade ago. Each year, the Center for the Study of Women In Television & Film at San Diego State University conducts a “Celluloid Ceiling” survey of who was employed behind the scenes in the year’s top-grossing 250 domestic films. The 2013 results found that among the films studied, 2,938 people were employed. Only 16 percent of those employees were women. This statistic is down 2 percent from the previous year, and down 1 percent from 1998′s employment levels. Yes, fewer women are employed in film production than in 1998. In the time it took for crop tops to go completely out of style and come all the way back around to trendy again, the film industry has not gotten any closer to gender equality. In fact, it’s actually gotten worse. Keep reading »

Parents Put Their Baby To Good Use By Recreating Scenes From Famous Movies

When the world’s most creative parents, Lily and Leon, found themselves in a new country, with a new baby and lots of extra boxes from the move, instead of slowly “losing their sanity,” they used it as an opportunity to do what the rest of us would never think of: recreate their “favorite movie scenes.” Using only spare cardboard boxes, their “favorite domestic junk” and their muse, baby son Orson, they found a way to make their housebound time (and ours) a little more entertaining. This is their interpretation of “Star Wars” (“Wah Wars”) starring Orson as Luke Skywalker. Yes, please.

Click through to see Lily and Leon’s film stills from “Jaws,” “Home Alone,” and more. Prepare to be starstruck.[Cardboard Box Office via Uproxx]

One Woman Documents What It’s Really Like To Be 35 And Single

One Woman Documents What It's Really Like To Be 35 And Single

When Argentinian filmmaker Paula Schargodsky found herself 35, single and accidentally having slept through her last uncoupled friend’s wedding, she knew there was something “she didn’t want to face.” As the only single one left in her circle, she decided to make a documentary film about the “questions [she was struggling] to answer” about the expiration date on female freedom. Schargodsky used “systematically kept” footage of her “love stories and breakups,” her “friends with their boyfriends, then husbands, then pregnant bellies” from the last 10 years to explore the question: “Can social mandates be disregarded, or is my extended youth finally coming to its end?”  Keep reading »

Gal Gadot: 5 Things To Know About Hollywood’s New Wonder Woman

Model and actress Gal Gadot is set to play the coveted role of Wonder Woman in “Man of Steel 2.” From the cover of the New York Post to a role in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, the 28-year-old has definitely seen her share of exciting moments in the spotlight — but something tells me Wonder Woman will be her biggest moment yet. Here are a few things to know about the Israeli beauty:

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