• Archive for the ‘Jewz In The Newz’

    Jewz in the Newz

    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...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    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...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    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...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist Okonedo Everywhere If you aren’t a regular reader of my column – you were surprised when SOPHIE OKONEDO, 46, referenced her Jewish background while accepting the Tony for best featured actress in a play (“A Raisin in the Sun”) last Sunday. She said the Broadway theater community had welcomed a [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Friday, June 6th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist Tony Time The Tony awards, for excellence in the Broadway theater, will be broadcast this weekend. Hugh Jackman hosts. Here are the Jewish nominees in the “marquee” categories: Lead actress, musical: IDINA MENZEL, 42, “If/Then”; Featured actor, play: STEPHEN FRY, 56, “Twelfth Night”; Featured actress, play: MARE WINNINGHAM, 55, “Casa [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist At the Movies: with Asides Many theaters, including one in Cincinnati, are presenting two special screenings of “Driving Miss Daisy” during the week of June 1 and the week starting June 8. NO, this isn’t a re-showing of the Oscar-winning 1989 film (based on ALFRED UHRY’s 1987 play). Rather, it’s [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist At the Movies: Opening May 23 My opinion: ADAM SANDLER, now 47, made a couple of crude, but still really funny comedies at the start of his career, like “The Waterboy” (1998). He has also made a few dramas (like “Spanglish”) with very good directors that were intelligent films, but [ Read More...]


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