Posts Tagged ‘celebrity Jews’

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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Celebrity Jews: A Dog’s Way Home, The Upside & What Men Want

A Dog’s Way Home, set to open here Friday, Jan. 11, is a heartwarming story about Bella, an adorable puppy adopted by Lucas (Jonah Hauer-King, 23), a young medical student. The pair is inseparable until Bella gets lost and must travel 400 tough wilderness miles to get back to her beloved owner. The supporting cast…

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Celebrity Jews: Samberg Time, At the Movies & Streaming

By Nate Bloom COLUMNIST SAMBERG TIME It’s a big week for Andy Samberg, 40 on Jan. 6, he’ll co-host the Golden Globe awards (“Ready for our Closeup,” p. 24). On Jan. 8, the new season of the PBS celebrity ancestry series, Finding Your Roots, begins and Samberg is one of the two celebrities whose ancestry…

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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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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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