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    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

    Super Sunday: Jewish Connections The Seattle Seahawks play the New England Patriots for the NFL championship on Sunday, Feb. 1 (NBC; kick-off at 6:30 EST).  By chance, Boston has all the big Jewish connections: the team’s long-time owner, ROBERT KRAFT, 73, is an observant Jew whose many charitable projects include the Kraft Family Stadium in [ Read More...]

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    Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist At the Movies The mystery/thriller “Mortdecai” is based on the first of a trilogy of acclaimed 1970s novels by the late Kyril Bonfiglioli. Charles Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) is a debonair English art dealer of Dutch Jewish ancestry. He is also a bit of a rogue. Johanna, his “randy” wife, is [ Read More...]

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    Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist At the Movies MICHAEL MANN, 71, directs and writes taut and visually exciting thrillers (“Miami Vice,” “Heat”)—so his latest film, “Blackhat,” will likely be much better than most international crime movies. It follows a furloughed convict (Chris Hemsworth) as he and his Chinese partners hunt a high-level cybercrime network across [ Read More...]

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    Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist Globe Time The Golden Globe awards will be broadcast live on NBC on Sunday, Jan. 11, at 8PM.  Here are the Jewish nominees: Acting, film- Best actor, drama: JAKE GYLLENHAAL, 34, “Nightcrawler”; Best actor, comedy/musical: JOAQUIN PHOENIX, 40, “Inherent Vice”; Best supporting actress, drama, comedy, or musical: PATRICIA ARQUETTE, 46, [ Read More...]

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    Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Critributing Columnist Ye Olde Fun I was amused and impressed by the long trailer for the special four-part ABC series, “Galavant” (Starts Sunday, Jan. 4. 8PM). It’s set in medieval England and follows the adventures of Galavant, a handsome knight who tries to win back the affection of his sweetheart, whom the [ Read More...]

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    Thursday, December 25th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist Kennedy Center Honors The annual Kennedy Center Honors awards for excellence in the arts were presented on Dec. 7 and on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at 9PM, CBS will show a videotape of the awards ceremony. It is always a great show and is never repeated by CBS. So, I am [ Read More...]

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    Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist Something for Everybody At the Movies “Annie,” a “re-imagining” of the hit stage musical, will open on Friday, Dec. 19.  The setting is the present-day and Annie is now an African-American child living in Harlem (Quvenzhané Wallis). An African-American actor, Jamie Foxx, plays Annie’s rich mentor, Oliver Warbucks. The re-make [ Read More...]

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    Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist Surprisingly Good I’m sorry that I didn’t clue you into the premiere, on Dec. 2, of the new “scripted” Bravo series, “A Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce.” But, I caught the pilot and can tell you that it’s mucho good.  (New episodes air Tuesdays at 10PM. Many same-week encores. Also on-line). [ Read More...]

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    Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist Shore and Santa I’ve never been a fan of PAULY SHORE, 46. But the fact that Showtime picked-up a documentary about him (“Pauly Shore Stands Alone”) intrigues me. Maybe the serious side of Shore will be more interesting than his comedy. The publicity release for the documentary, which was directed [ Read More...]

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    Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist Mike Nichols and Being Jewish Director MIKE NICHOLS, the the Berlin-born son of German Jewish refugees, died on November 19, age 83. You can easily find  print and on-line biographies of Nichols. What is harder to find is material about his relationship to his Jewish background after his early days [ Read More...]


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