“The Giver”: How could a movie about remembering be so forgettable?


“The Giver” is now playing at Point, Eastgate, Star Cinema and Sundance. PG-13, 1:27, two stars out of four.

Imagine living in a place with no color, no emotion, no wildness, where everyone is polite, dresses the same way and thinks the same way.

But enough about Waukesha.

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The five films you have to see in Madison: Aug. 15-22, 2014


Pick of the week: “Magic in the Moonlight” (Sundance, AMC Star Cinema) — It’s a Woody. Yes, “Magic in the Moonlight” has been getting pretty lousy reviews, and the idea (magician Colin Firth hired to debunk mystic Emma Stone) ┬ásounds like one of those bad ideas Woody had back in the “Curse of the Jade Scorpion” days. But it’s a new Woody Allen film, and we won’t be able to say that that many more times, most likely. So we show up, hoping for another “Midnight in Paris.”

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