Posts by Nate Bloom

Celebrity Jews: ‘Wonder Park,’ Amy Schumer and More!

By Nate Bloom Odds & Ends Wonder Park, opening in theaters March 15, is an animated film about a fabulous amusement park where the imagination of a creative girl comes alive. Matthew Broderick, 56, and Mila Kunis, 35, are among the stars who voice the main characters. The Fix is a legal drama to start…

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Celebrity Jews: ‘Transparent’ and the Lowdown on Fox News

By Nate Bloom Transparent Plans Ahead A year ago, Jeffrey Tambor, now 74, the star of the Amazon series Transparent, was fired after accusations from other cast members that he sexually harassed them. Transparent creator Jill Soloway, 53, canceled the show’s pending fifth season following the firing. After Tambor was let go, Soloway said she…

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The Tribe Goes to the Oscars: 2019 Edition

The 2019 Oscars feature a star-studded array of Jewish nominees. By Nate Bloom The Oscars awards ceremony will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, on ABC. Below are the “confirmed” Jewish nominees in all but the technical categories. In November, honorary Oscars were awarded. One went to Lalo Schifrin, 86. Born in Argentina,…

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Celebrity Jews: Noteworthy TV and Streaming Programs This Week

By Nate Bloom 1. “Proven Innocent” Starting on Feb. 15 on Fox (9 p.m.) is the legal drama “Proven Innocent.” It stars Rachel Lefevre, 39, as Madeline Scott, a fierce attorney who leads a team to exonerate the wrongly convicted. The back story is that Scott was the defendant in a high-profile case, was wrongly…

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Celeb Jews: On the Small Screen, At the Movies, and On Netflix

By Nate Bloom ON THE SMALL SCREEN Miracle Workers, a comedy, starts Feb. 12 (10:30 p.m.) on TBS. Daniel Radcliffe, 29, (Harry Potter) stars as Craig, a low-level angel responsible for handling all of humanity’s prayers. His boss, God (Steve Buscemi), spends most of his time on his hobbies rather than attending to mankind’s problems. The…

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Celebrity Jews: Oscars Preview

The Oscar nominations were announced on Jan. 22 and the awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, on ABC. By Nate Bloom Rachel Weisz, 48, is the only Jewish actor nominated for an acting award. She played Sarah Churchill in The Favourite, a British film that explored Churchill’s relationship with Queen Anne, who…

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Celebrity Jews: Sorkin on Broadway  & West Side Story Remake

By Nate Bloom, Columnist Sorkin on Broadway I’m not an unreserved fan of screenwriter/playwright Aaron Sorkin, 57. He certainly has had his hits (A Few Good Men, The Social Network, Moneyball and Molly’s Game). But I didn’t like his movie Steve Jobs or his TV shows Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Newsroom. I thought the…

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Top 10 Jewish-Related Movies to Watch During Christmas Break

Check out these Jewish-related films and TV episodes perfect for the holiday season Nate Bloom Special to the Jewish News Who doesn’t love a good Christmas movie, right? But if you crave a dose of Jewishness this holiday season, check out our list of eclectic, somewhat eccentric selections of Jewish-related films and TV episodes to…

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Celebrity Jews – Mary Poppins, Kennedy Center Honors, Tapper & More

Nate Bloom COLUMNIST AT THE MOVIES Mary Poppins Returns opened on Wednesday, Dec. 19. Almost everyone has seen the classic 1964 Mary Poppins film featuring a great performance by Julie Andrews and a super musical score by Robert Sherman (1925-2012) and his brother Richard, now 90. Critics say that Emily Blunt, in the title role,…

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Celebrity Jews – The Favourite And Clint Eastwood Connections

Nate Bloom COLUMNIST AT THE MOVIES Opening Dec. 14: The Favourite has received glowing advance reviews and it’s likely that the film and its co-stars will receive Oscar nominations. In the early 18th century, the frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) is the reigning monarch. Her best friend is Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz, 48). Sarah’s…

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