• Archive for the ‘Jewz In The Newz’

    Jewz in the Newz

    Thursday, August 27th, 2015

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist At the Movies “We Are Your Friends,” which opens on August 29, stars Zac Efron (whose paternal grandfather was Jewish) as a struggling young DJ in the electronic dance music scene who dreams of becoming a big–time record producer. Things get complicated when he falls for Sophie, the girlfriend of [ Read More...]

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    Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist At the Movies Back in 2008, JESSE EISENBERG, now 31, and Kristen Stewart had definite on–screen chemistry in the highly praised “Adventureland,” a coming–of–age film in which they played recent high school grads who eventually get romantic. (Ironically, her character was Jewish and his was not). Stewart commented on that [ Read More...]

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    Thursday, August 13th, 2015

    By Nate Bloom TV News and Notes Premiering on Sunday, August 16 on HBO is the mini–series “Show Me a Hero.” It is based on a non–fiction book of the same name by LISA BELKIN, 55, a former New York Times journalist, about how the city of Yonkers, New York was thrown into turmoil in [ Read More...]

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    Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

    By Nate Bloom At the Movies “Ricki and the Flash,” which opens on August 7, stars Meryl Streep as Ricki, a small–time rock singer who chased her dreams and, along the way, abandoned her family. Ricki has a last chance to mend fences when her ex–husband, Pete (Kevin Kline), asks her to visit Chicago and [ Read More...]

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    Thursday, July 30th, 2015

    By, Nate Bloom At the Movies and About the Movies Opening yesterday, July 29, was “Vacation,” the seventh in the series of “Vacation” films that began with “National Lampoon’s Vacation” in 1983. The original featured Chevy Chase as the “put–upon” dad, Clark Griswold, with Beverly D’Angelo as his understanding wife, Ellen. In the new film, [ Read More...]

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    Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist At and About the Movies Opening on July 24 is “Paper Towns,” a coming–of–age story (with comedy and drama) from John Green’s best–selling novel of the same name. Green says that he “assumed” that lead characters (Margo and Quentin) were Jewish, but only Margo is explicitly identified as Jewish in [ Read More...]

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    Friday, July 17th, 2015

    By Nate Bloom At the Movies PAUL RUDD, 46, stars in the title role of “Ant–Man,” which opens July 17. This is the first time that “Ant–Man,” a founding member of the Marvel Comics’ Avengers, has hit the big screen. “Ant–Man” is really master thief Scott Lang. He has a suit that allows him to [ Read More...]

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    Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist At the Movies “Amy” is a documentary about AMY WINEHOUSE, the acclaimed UK jazz singer who died of alcohol poisoning in 2011, age 27. The film’s director, Asif Kapadia, demanded and got creative control when he was recruited to make this film by Winehouse’s  family and her British record label. The [ Read More...]

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    Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

    Quote of the Week “In this World, with Great Power There Must Also Come–––Great Responsibility.”–Justice ELENA KAGAN, 55, quoting the first Spider–Man comic in her June 22 decision (writing for the Court in a 6–3 ruling) that Marvel Comics does not have to pay royalties to the inventor of a Spider–Man toy after its patent [ Read More...]

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    Thursday, June 25th, 2015

    By Nate Bloom Quote of the Week “Forty years through the desert to now, it’s a long journey but they made it.” ––– PETER GUBER, 73, the majority co–owner of the Golden State Warriors, during the presentation ceremony of the NBA championship trophy on June 16. The Warriors last won the title in 1975. Guber, [ Read More...]


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