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...populated by smaller, independent films, Hollywood spread its awards around at a stormy...chipper tone that sought to celebrate Hollywood, while also slyly parodying it. "Tonight we honor Hollywood's best and whitest - I mean brightest...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/jake-coyle/2015-02-23

...surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past, took Hollywood's top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas...best picture, opting for a movie that epitomizes much of Hollywood - showy, ego-mad, desperate for artistic credibility...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2015-02-23
Reeling it in: The big win went to the smallest of the Best Picture Nominees

...conflicted about it. One criticism that can be fairly leveled against the movie is that it's really just an hour and a half of Hollywood navel-gazing, but so what? Actors and directors love movies about acting and directing, and so do most of the rest of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-02-25-0
Arts & Entertainment
The Bookworm Sez: Raise a glass to Hollywood gossip

...tippling almost toppled them.Long before Hollywood even had a Boulevard, there were places...drink. Built in the early 1900s, the Hollywood Hotel was the town's first "proper...serve nothing harsher than cocoa but Hollywood denizens found ways to drink there anyhow...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-12-17/the-bookworm-sez-raise
Arts & Entertainment

...nuclear test "an implicit threat."Always rocky ties between Pyongyang and Washington dipped lower because of a recent Hollywood movie depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The U.S. blames the North for crippling hacking...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/foster-klug/2015-01-28
Rich Lowry: The return of the war hero

...Oklahoma City, Houston and Albuquerque.All of this is profoundly disquieting to the left, which has so much sway in Hollywood. It hates and distrusts the idea of the war hero, believing it smacks of backwardness and jingoism. Its notion of compelling...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-21/rich-lowry-the-return-of-the-war-
Opinion
Rich Lowry: The Kochs ride again

...is "influence for me, but not for thee." The left, by and large, owns the media, academia, the big foundations and Hollywood. Compared with all of that priceless political and cultural influence, the spending of the Koch network is a pittance...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-02-01/rich-lowry-the-kochs-ride-again
Opinion
'Boyhood' tops Golden Globes, 'Grand Budapest' upsets

Hollywood toasted free speech in its myriad forms...a similarly touching effect on one of Hollywood's glitziest evenings. Taking out her...mock thank you to the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press, the collection of mostly...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-11/boyhood-tops-golden-globes-grand-bud
News

...nominations, including best ensemble cast."Birdman" lead Michael Keaton was recognized for his work as the washed-up Hollywood hero Riggan Thomson. Emma Stone, who played Thomson's troubled daughter, and Edward Norton, as an arrogant theater star...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-10-0
News
Reeling it in: 'Exodus' a thrilling epic - but it has its issues

...Eastern, that people from Egypt are, in fact, African, and that people from other races can, much to the surprise of Hollywood, act.Ridley Scott's epic retelling of Moses and the liberation of the Hebrews in ancient Egypt is certainly not a bad...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-12-17/reeling-it-in-exodus-a
Arts & Entertainment

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