• Archive for the ‘Jewz In The Newz’

    Jewz in the Newz

    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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    Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist Hunger, Eating and More “Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I,” opens on Friday, Nov. 21. To make more money, the studio decided to take the last “Hunger Games” novel and turn it into two movies. Jennifer Lawrence stars again as the heroine, Katniss, with ELIZABETH BANKS, 40, returning as the ditzy [ Read More...]

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    Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

    By NATE BLOOM Contributing Columnist At the Movies/Movie News “Rosewater” is the first film directed and written by JON STEWART, 51.  It is based on a memoir by Iranian-Canadian Newsweek reporter Maziar Bahari about his 107-day imprisonment in solitary confinement by the Iranian regime. A few days before Iran’s 2009 presidential election, “Daily Show” correspondent [ Read More...]

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    Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

    By NATE BLOOM Contributing Columnist At the Movies/Movie News “Whiplash has already earned rave reviews from tough critics like A. O. SCOTT of the NY Times. Miles Teller (who has one Jewish grandparent), stars as Andrew Neiman, a 19-year-old (Jewish) jazz drummer who attends a top conservatory. There he becomes the protégé of Terence Fletcher [ Read More...]

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    Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist At the Movies: Opening Friday, October 31 Just in time for Halloween comes “Horns,” which most advance reviewers describe as an intelligent horror/thriller. DANIEL RADCLIFFE, 25, stars as Ig Perrish, a small town guy whose life is devastated when his girlfriend-since-childhood (Juno Temple) is murdered. Everyone in town thinks he [ Read More...]

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    Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist More than Minyan of Innovators The new popular history, “How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution,” by WALTER ISAACSON, 62, is already a best seller. To his credit, Issacson does discuss the Jewish background of five of the most important “innovators”. But it occurred to [ Read More...]

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    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...]


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