Hollywood


Axeing Charlie Sheen is not enough

Alistair Nicholas | 09 March 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Charlie Sheen, Hollywood
The real problem is the executives who hired the disgraced TV star, nurtured him, cosseted him, and helped to destroy him.


History lessons from Hollywood

Michael Kirke | 22 February 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: history, Hollywood, religion
Two films reimagining history -- one about the Gulag, the other about a saint - show how much good Hollywood could do.


A Hollywood story, where things turn out (more or less) right

Carolyn Moynihan | 19 November 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: adoption, family, Hollywood
Life seems to have imitated art in the life of child film star Baby Marie Osborne, according to an obituary for her in the New York Times. “She was cast as an orphan, a child of social climbers, the charmer of a crotchety millionaire, a diplomat, a cupid,” but her real life was equally eventful.


Roman Polanski’s get out of jail free card

Jeremy Prichard | 22 July 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: crime, Hollywood, sex abuse
Should the geniuses of Hollywood be judged by a different law in view of their cultural contributions?


Rewriting the script

Michael Cook | 24 June 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, films, Hollywood
Why do blockbusters have to distort the history of Christianity? Why not bring its heroes to Hollywood?


New-fashioned Motherhood

Sheila Liaugminas | 08 May 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Hollywood, Motherhood, Rachel Campos-Duffy, stay-at-home Mom
So we’re coming full circle, after all the decades of enlightenment and empowerment by the feminist movement. The merits of staying home to raise children well are becoming a newly re-discovered….mother lode for women and families.


Oscar honors

Sheila Liaugminas | 08 March 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: films, Hollywood, war
For the first time in memory, the Motion Picture Academy Awards were understated and toned down, tasteful, on time, tightly controlled and well-paced, and most important of all….fair.


Hollywood history so much more memorable than the facts

Carolyn Moynihan | 07 August 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: education, history, Hollywood
Was Mozart a childish and vulgar young man who mocked royalty? Was Marie Antoinette able to quell the revolutionary mob at Versailles just by appearing on the balcony? Did the exploits of the American navy lead to the cracking of the German Enigma code? Well, no, probably not, and no.


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