• Archive for the ‘Jewz In The Newz’

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist Hunger, Eating and More “Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I,” opens on Friday, Nov. 21. To make more money, the studio decided to take the last “Hunger Games” novel and turn it into two movies. Jennifer Lawrence stars again as the heroine, Katniss, with ELIZABETH BANKS, 40, returning as the ditzy [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

    By NATE BLOOM Contributing Columnist At the Movies/Movie News “Rosewater” is the first film directed and written by JON STEWART, 51.  It is based on a memoir by Iranian-Canadian Newsweek reporter Maziar Bahari about his 107-day imprisonment in solitary confinement by the Iranian regime. A few days before Iran’s 2009 presidential election, “Daily Show” correspondent [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

    By NATE BLOOM Contributing Columnist At the Movies/Movie News “Whiplash has already earned rave reviews from tough critics like A. O. SCOTT of the NY Times. Miles Teller (who has one Jewish grandparent), stars as Andrew Neiman, a 19-year-old (Jewish) jazz drummer who attends a top conservatory. There he becomes the protégé of Terence Fletcher [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist At the Movies: Opening Friday, October 31 Just in time for Halloween comes “Horns,” which most advance reviewers describe as an intelligent horror/thriller. DANIEL RADCLIFFE, 25, stars as Ig Perrish, a small town guy whose life is devastated when his girlfriend-since-childhood (Juno Temple) is murdered. Everyone in town thinks he [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist More than Minyan of Innovators The new popular history, “How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution,” by WALTER ISAACSON, 62, is already a best seller. To his credit, Issacson does discuss the Jewish background of five of the most important “innovators”. But it occurred to [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist At the Movies: Opening Friday October 17 St. Vincent” is a comedy/drama which seems tailor-made for Bill Murray’s talents. Vincent (Murray) is an acerbic, heavy-drinking gambler who lives a pretty bare existence in a section of Brooklyn that is still dominated by less-than-rich Jews, Italians, and Irish. Things change when [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist At the Movies: Opens Friday, October 10 Violence of a fictional sort is the focus of “The Judge”. Hank Palmer (Robert Downey, Jr.), who has long been estranged from his father (Robert Duvall), and the rest of his family, returns to his hometown when his father, a judge, is suspected [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist More New TV Season News”Kingdom” starts on Direct TV, the satellite TV service, on Wednesday, Oct. 8 (9PM). Frank Grillo plays a gym owner and former top mixed martial arts fighter. His two sons are also fighters. Playing one son is JONATHAN TUCKER, 32 (whose real-life mother is Jewish). Starting on [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist More New TV Season Notes Starting on Thursday, Oct. 2 (NBC, 9PM) is “A to Z”. It’s a comedy that shows us one romance from start to finish. The co-stars are Cristin Miloti and BEN FELDMAN, 34 (“Mad Men”). The new season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” began on [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist At the Movies: “This is Where I Leave You” is based on a 2009 novel of the same name by JONATHAN TROPPER, 44, a Modern Orthodox Jew. The plot: the four combative siblings of the Altman family reunite at their childhood home after their father dies, for a week of [ Read More...]


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