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    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...]

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    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...]

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    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...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist TV and Related Doings I hope it works out, in some cosmic sense, for ANDI DORFMAN, 29, the titular star of the 10h season of “The Bachelorette.” She and contestant Josh Murray, 30, announced their engagement during the season finale. As I see it, the couple faces two possible big problems: [ Read More...]

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    Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist At the Movies Virtually every critic is describing “Boyhood” as a great film and an amazing accomplishment. It was filmed over 12 years (2001-2013) with the same cast. The central character is Mason, Jr., played by Ellar Coltrane, who is six years old when the film begins. Largely through his [ Read More...]

    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...]


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