• Archive for the ‘Jewz In The Newz’

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist Emmy Time The Primetime Emmy awards, for excellence in television, are being presented, live, on Sunday, August 24, at 8PM (EDT) on NBC. Seth Meyers is hosting. Here are the confirmed Jewish nominees in most of the categories. ACTING LENA DUNHAM, 28, lead actress, comedy series, “Girls”; LIZZY CAPLAN, 32, [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist At the Movies “The Giver” is a “dystopian” action-adventure film based on a multi-award winning, young adult novel of the same name. In the future, mankind has apparently solved all its problems – but one young man, Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), discovers that this harmony comes at a terrible price. Playing [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist TV and Related Doings I hope it works out, in some cosmic sense, for ANDI DORFMAN, 29, the titular star of the 10h season of “The Bachelorette.” She and contestant Josh Murray, 30, announced their engagement during the season finale. As I see it, the couple faces two possible big problems: [ Read More...]

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    Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist At the Movies Virtually every critic is describing “Boyhood” as a great film and an amazing accomplishment. It was filmed over 12 years (2001-2013) with the same cast. The central character is Mason, Jr., played by Ellar Coltrane, who is six years old when the film begins. Largely through his [ Read More...]

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    Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

    At the Movies: Opening This Week It’s no surprise that BRETT RATNER, 45, who made his reputation helming the “Rush Hour” movies, was tapped to direct “Hercules”, a new flick about the ancient Greek demi-god with rock-hard muscles. Playing the title role is Dwayne Johnson, formerly known as “the Rock.” Meanwhile, SCARLETT JOHANSSON, 29, is [ Read More...]

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    Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist New on the Tube “Married”, a new TV series, starts tonight. Nat Faxon and Judy Greer co-star as a married couple who try to remember what brought them together as they find themselves overwhelmed with things like child care and bills. Comedian BRETT GELMAN, 37, co-stars as A.J., a newly-divorced guy [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist Canadian Landsmen All Over the Tube I am actually looking forward to seeing the sit-com, “Working the Engels,” a Canadian-American co-production that starts tonight. It stars the very funny Andrea Martin (who is Armenian/Canadian; but often plays Jews) with Canadian EUGENE LEVY, 67, her former “SCTV” co-star. Martin plays Ceil [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist New TV Shows “Leftovers” began earlier this week. Pundits speculate HBO ordered just ten episodes because it wants to see whether there’s sustained interest in a series about what happens to people left in a suburban community when most of the population is taken up to heaven by “the Rapture” [ Read More...]

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    Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist Obvious Child JENNY SLATE, 32, has been a hit stand-up comedian and, despite being dropped from the cast of “SNL” after one season (2009), she’s been praised for recent recurring roles on “The Kroll Show,” “House of Lies,” and “Parks and Recreation.”  Slate recently said: My standup is primarily about [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist Jersey Boys The film version of the big stage hit musical, “Jersey Boys,” about the lives and careers of the members of the famous 1960s pop/rock singing group, The Four Seasons, opens this week. I hope that Clint Eastwood, 84, confounds pundits who claim he was an odd and probably-not-right choice [ Read More...]


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