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'The Giver': Why Jonas's casting proves that fan rage is sometimes justified

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On some level, big screen adaptations of beloved novels are always doomed. Hew too closely to the source material, and they’re accused of slavish fan service; diverge too much from the original story, and they risk inciting mobs of obsessives who demand to see S.P.E.W. in all its glory. A successful adaptation must show respect for its root without attempting to translate it literally — something that would be impossible to do anyway, since every reader will necessarily imagine that book’s characters and settings differently.

That, of course, is why book fans often react with violent negativity after an actor is cast in an upcoming adaptation — regardless of who they are and what the role is. And because YA behemoths tend to have younger, more devoted followings than any other genre, the reactions of those followings tend to be particularly hostile.

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'The Big Lebowski': Celebrate 15 years of The Dude with 15 clips, parodies, and what-have-you

The Big Lebowski is 15 years old this week, which means there a lot of fans who can’t remember a time before the Coen brothers’ stoner-noir classic existed (and not just because they’ve smoked too much weed).

To mark the anniversary, we’ve rounded up 15 entertaining clips, Lebowski parodies, and assorted what-have-you’s.

But let me explain something to you: they collectively contain a lot of ins, a lot of outs, and a lot of swearing. Enjoy! READ FULL STORY

Golden Globes 2013: After-parties boast celebs from Quentin Tarantino to Selena Gomez

Near-freezing temps were no match for Sunday night Globe winners such as Quentin Tarantino and celebrities like Selena Gomez, who were determined to keep the party going following the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards.

Full of booze and ravenous for food, stars flocked to several bashes at the Beverly Hilton Hotel just after the awards ceremony, from HBO’s soiree at the downstairs Circa 55 restaurant and The Weinstein Company’s party at the old Trader Vic’s, to the NBC-Focus Features-Universal’s rooftop shindig, Warner Bros. InStyle‘s huge party in the Oasis Courtyard, and Fox’s tented bash just outside the hotel.

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