• Archive for the ‘Jewz In The Newz’

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist On Star Trek’s Tribe Members No doubt, you heard that LEONARD NIMOY died last week, age 83.  His longer obits noted his many Jewish ties, including: raised in an Orthodox home, he re-embraced religious Judaism about 25 years ago; he celebrated the feminine aspect of G-d in a book (“Shekhina”) [ Read More...]

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    Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist At the Movies Opening on Friday, Feb. 27, is “Map to the Stars,” a dark satire about Hollywood written by BRUCE WAGNER, 60, and directed by veteran DAVID CRONENBERG, 71. The complex plot focuses on the plight of a former child star (Evan Bird) and an aging actress (Julianne Moore) [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist The Tribe on the Red Carpet: Oscars 2015 The 87th Academy Awards are being presented on Sunday, Feb. 22 (8:30PM, ABC). Neil Patrick Harris is the host.  Here are the Jewish nominees in all but the technical categories. Best supporting actress: PATRICIA ARQUETTE, 46, for “Boyhood”. Here’s a little insight [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

    New on TV—Or On Your TV Access Media Outlet Starting on Thursday, Feb. 12, on NBC (8PM) is the eight-part mini-series, “The Slap.” It’s based on a hit Australian novel and TV series of the same name. NBC is clearly trying to compete with HBO with this ‘prestige’ series: LISA CHOLODENKO, 50 (“The Kids are [ Read More...]

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    Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist At the Movies: Opening Friday, Feb. 6 The sci-fi flick, “Jupiter Ascending” was written and directed by “the Wachowskis”, who were formerly known as the Wachowski Brothers and are most famous for their “Matrix films”. No, the “Wachs” are not Jewish and they are no longer known as “brothers” because [ Read More...]

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    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...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    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...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    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...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    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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