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Memories color true horrors in perfect society

...is caring for, his newfound awareness begins to alert the suspicions of the Chief Elder, played with a measured menace by Meryl Streep. Things come to a head, but just when things seem darkest, the Giver reveals a plan that just might save them all...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-09-17
Arts & Entertainment

...himself); sonorous narration (by Peter Coyote); the words of its major figures recited, in character, by notable actors (Meryl Streep voices Eleanor).The stately Burns formula is as predictable as the tides, perhaps too much so by now. But its robust...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-09-10
Arts & Entertainment
Cal Thomas: 'The Giver' a portent of what might be?

...on the best-selling novel by Lois Lowry, which won the 1994 Newbery Medal. The film has an A-list cast, comprised of Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.For those unfamiliar with the book, the storyline depicts what occurs...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-07-28/cal-thomas-the-giver-a-portent-of
Opinion
The Giver

Now Playing Synopsis: A young man living in a future where complacency is valued above all else discovers the sinister secrets that hold his fragile society together after being selected to become the Receiver of Memory in this adaptation of author Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning young-adult novel. Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) was raised to believe that conformity is the key to contentment. The society Jonas lives in is a peaceful one, in large part because their collective memories have been entrusted to the Giver (Jeff Bridges). A mysterious yet seemingly benevolent figure, the Giver is the sole guardian of the community's dark and hidden history. When that history is revealed to Jonas over the course of his illuminating sessions with the Giver, the young man learns that the wisdom he now holds could dictate the fate of the entire society. Later, as the weight of that responsibility becomes too great a burden for Jonas to bear, he realizes that his only hope of saving the ones he loves most is to flee. Unfortunately for Jonas and perhaps his entire world, every previous attempt to escape has ended in failure. Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård, and Katie Holmes star in a film from director Phillip Noyce (Rabbit-Proof Fence, The Quiet American). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

"Catching Fire" movie review

...Playbook," and next month's "American Hustle," Lawrence is positioning herself to be either the next Julia Roberts or Meryl Streep. Or maybe a little bit of both."Catching Fire" is very good, especially considering it's the weakest of the three...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2013-11-27/catching-fire-movie-re
Arts & Entertainment

...belonged for his words or for his music, so they settled on making him an honorary member, joining such previous choices as Meryl Streep, Woody Allen and a filmmaker who has made a documentary about Dylan, Martin Scorsese."The board of directors considered...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-03-12
News

...director came to his Rye, N.Y., school looking for someone to play Billy, the little boy at the center of Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep's custody battle. He was 7 when he shot the film and 8 when he was nominated for best supporting actor; he lost to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2013-02-13-0
Arts & Entertainment
Peninsula Reflections

...children, Lawrence D. Rorrison, who married Meryl Rodgers, and Betty Lou Rorrison, who...1894-1970) at Spruce Grove in 1991. Meryl Rodgers? mother, Esther Lauritzen Rodgers...children, Arthur and twins, Mildred and Meryl. After her first marriage was over, Esther...

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People
2009 on the silver screen: the best and the worst

...cute at best if it weren't for a beautiful performance by Meryl Streep as Child herself. One half of the movie takes place...Doesn't that sound like fun? "It's Complicated" If Meryl Streep wowed me into including "Julie & Julia" on my top ten...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/011410/pul_549125092.shtml
Fall: time to look ahead at the cinema

...Law and Robert Downey Jr. The other, sure to be another Oscar contender, has the most lauded actress of her generation, Meryl Streep, playing British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the aptly title "Iron Lady." These both have the potential to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2011-08-18/fall-time-to-look-ahea
Arts & Entertainment

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