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    Jewz in the Newz

    Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist At the Movies: Opening Friday October 17 St. Vincent” is a comedy/drama which seems tailor-made for Bill Murray’s talents. Vincent (Murray) is an acerbic, heavy-drinking gambler who lives a pretty bare existence in a section of Brooklyn that is still dominated by less-than-rich Jews, Italians, and Irish. Things change when [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist At the Movies: Opens Friday, October 10 Violence of a fictional sort is the focus of “The Judge”. Hank Palmer (Robert Downey, Jr.), who has long been estranged from his father (Robert Duvall), and the rest of his family, returns to his hometown when his father, a judge, is suspected [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist More New TV Season News”Kingdom” starts on Direct TV, the satellite TV service, on Wednesday, Oct. 8 (9PM). Frank Grillo plays a gym owner and former top mixed martial arts fighter. His two sons are also fighters. Playing one son is JONATHAN TUCKER, 32 (whose real-life mother is Jewish). Starting on [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist More New TV Season Notes Starting on Thursday, Oct. 2 (NBC, 9PM) is “A to Z”. It’s a comedy that shows us one romance from start to finish. The co-stars are Cristin Miloti and BEN FELDMAN, 34 (“Mad Men”). The new season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” began on [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist At the Movies: “This is Where I Leave You” is based on a 2009 novel of the same name by JONATHAN TROPPER, 44, a Modern Orthodox Jew. The plot: the four combative siblings of the Altman family reunite at their childhood home after their father dies, for a week of [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

    By NATE BLOOM Contributing Columnist New TV Shows: Jewish Stars Two broadcast TV shows premiering next week have Jewish stars. Here’s the official description of “The Mysteries of Laura”: “Debra Messing stars as Laura Diamond, a brilliant NYPD homicide detective who balances her ‘Columbo’ day job with a crazy family life that includes two unruly [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist At the Movies, On TV “The Last of Robin Hood” opens in very limited release during late August and early September.  Early reviews indicate it is just charming enough to make a mental note, now, to rent it when it hits “rentable media”.  The film tells the story of the [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

    By NATE BLOOM Contributing Columnist On Lauren Bacall Let me say at the top that BACALL was talented, smart and beautiful. Also, when most American Jewish film fans found out, sometime in the ‘50s, that this “A” list actress was Jewish–there was a little psychic “kvell” boost in the Jewish community. But let’s not make [ Read More...]

    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...]


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