"The Giver" is the story of a young man named Jonah who lives in a perfect utopian society--a society lacking decision, pain, horror, or color. Conformity is the norm here, and all members of the community are expected to play their part without question. Jonah meets and begins to talk to an old hermit called "the Giver," the one person who retains all of their society's memories, and begins to realize that his world is not as perfect as he's been led to believe it is.
Now, to save them all, Jonah must accomplish what no one else ever has: to escape the community and make his own decisions, bringing back a world full of color and light--but also with the ability to choose, and with it, pain and war and conflict.
Like many utopian-society futuristic films, The Giver explores the pros and cons of a society devoid of free will, emotion, and passion.
Taylor Swift has a message for the all the Taylor Swift haters out there: She hears you, but she doesn't much care. The singer dropped a brand-new single today, accompanied by an energetic music video, and it's catchy as all hell, as is par for the course for Swift. The song, titled "Shake It Off," starts with Swift listing off some of the rumors people spread about her, including those about her love life. That leads into a recurring hook saying that "haters gonna hate" and that all those with the same problem should "shake it off.