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    Jewz in the Newz

    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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    Thursday, June 18th, 2015

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist At the Movies “Inside Out” is a Pixar/Disney animated film that has great advance “buzz.”  The central character is Riley, an 11–year–old girl who is trying to adjust to her family’s move from the Midwest to San Francisco.  The film’s novel plot ‘spin’ is that we hear the voices of [ Read More...]

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    Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist At the Movies: Opens Friday, June 12 “Jurassic World” is the long delayed fourth entry in the “Jurassic Park” movie series. “World” is produced by STEVEN SPIELBERG, 68, who directed the first two “Jurassic” movies. The screenplay was co-written by COLIN TREVORROW, 38, AMANDA SILVER, 52, Rick Jaffa, 53, and [ Read More...]

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    Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist Tony Awards Notes The Tony Awards, for excellence in the Broadway theater, are being presented live on CBS on Sunday, June 7, at 8PM Those scheduled to present awards include LARRY DAVID, 67, JASON ALEXANDER,55, COREY STOLL,39, and DEBRA MESSING, 46. Here are the Jewish nominees I know of (omitting [ Read More...]

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    Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist Entourage Redux “Entourage,” the HBO show that ended in 2011, returns as a feature film (opens Wednesday, June 3). The series ended with super-agent Ari Gold (played by JEREMY PIVEN, 49) becoming a film studio head. The movie has Ari risking his career by “greenlighting” a big budget film starring [ Read More...]


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