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Posts by Nate Bloom

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Celebrity Jews – Movie News & TV Doings

Nate Bloom COLUMNIST MOVIE NEWS Under the Silver Lake, a contemporary film noir set in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, was supposed to open last April. It now opens on Friday, Dec. 7. Andrew Garfield, 35, stars as Sam, an unhappy guy who discovers a mysterious woman frolicking in his apartment complex’s pool…

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Celebrity Jews – Maisel and More

MAISEL AND MORE: TV CATCH-UP AND LOOK AHEAD Nate Bloom COLUMNIST The second season of the mega-hit Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel will be streamed, in its entirety, beginning Wednesday, Dec. 5. As most know, the show is set in the late ’50s and the title character, Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), is a Jewish…

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Celebrity Jews: Stan Lee and Veterans Day

Nate Bloom COLUMNIST THE PASSING OF A LEGEND I could easily write five columns about comic book “king” Stan Lee, who passed away on Nov. 12, age 95. He was born Stanley Martin Lieber in Manhattan, the son of poor Romanian Jewish immigrants. “I changed it,” Lee has said, “because I felt someday I’d be…

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Celebrity Jews: Van Gogh, Fantastic Beasts, Coen Bros & More

Nate Bloom COLUMNIST AT THE MOVIES Opens/starts streaming Nov. 16: The artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel, 67, is the director and co-screenwriter of At Eternity’s Gate, a biopic about the final days of Vincent Van Gogh. French Jewish actor Matheiu Amalric (Munich), 53, has a major supporting role as Dr. Paul Gaudet, a physician who…

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Celebrity Jews – Schwimmer, Pittsburgh Notes & More

SCHWIMMER IS INNOCENT AND MORE Recently, the Blackpool, England, police posted a video of a suspect wanted for stealing a wallet and cell phone from a restaurant. Tips flowed in, many identifying the subject as “Ross Geller,” the character David Schwimmer, 51, played on Friends. On Oct. 24, Schwimmer tweeted to the police: “Officers, I…

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Celebrity Jews: Selma Blair, Movies, TV & Life Cycle

 Selma Blair Goes Public Actress Selma Blair, 46, disclosed on Oct. 13 that she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (“MS”) last August. She shared the news via a video posting on Instagram (google “Blair” and “Hollywood Reporter” for video/text). MS, which affects more women than men, usually is diagnosed between ages 20 and 50. It…

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Celebrity Jews: Movies, Football And Big Promotions

AT THE MOVIES Opening Oct. 26: Mid90s marks the directing debut of Jonah Hill, 34, who also wrote the film. While billed as a comedy/drama, the reviews I’ve read describe it as a pretty gritty film with just a chuckle now and again. It follows Stevie, a 13-year-old with a tough home life. His working-class…

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Celebrity Jews: At the Movies and TV/Streaming Catch Up

AT THE MOVIES Opening Oct. 19: The original Halloween (1978) movie starred Jamie Lee Curtis, now 58, as Laurie Strode, the only survivor of a killing spree by Michael Myers, a mental patient who stalked Strode. The original was a hit and it spawned 11 sequels and re-makes. The “new” Halloween movie (called Halloween) again…

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Celebrity Jews: Two Weddings And A Baby & TV

TWO WEDDINGS AND A BABY On Sept. 29, Gwyneth Paltrow wed long-time beau Brad Falchuk, 47, in a private backyard ceremony at her Hamptons home. Reports say that guests included Jerry Seinfeld, 64, and Steven Spielberg, 71. Seinfeld, whose wife, Jessica, is a close friend of Paltrow’s, hosted the couple’s rehearsal dinner. As I write…

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Celebrity Jews – TV Updates, Love, Gilda, A Star Is Born & More

MORE NEW TV SEASON NOTES: CATCH-UP AND LOOK AHEAD The first eight-episode season of Forever is now streaming on Amazon. It stars Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph, 46, as a long-married couple. They love each other, but are caught in the rut of doing the same things. They try to shake things up just a…

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