Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774
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Who will buy this wonderful mourning? Going back to its enlightening literary source and forsaking the misguided madcap mischief of the bouncy Broadway musical, Roman Polanski's deliciously dark "Oliver Twist" twists and shouts for attention and acclaim even as it surely will alienate those who consider anything but total faithfulness to the Charles Dickens book so much gruel. Balderdash! Oscar-winning...
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Are there modern-day lessons to be learned from this science-factual series?
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Hollywood Has "Invasion" captured the zeitgeist of modern-day America? A day after its Sept. 21 premiere on ABC, the mystery/horror series seems incredibly invasive - and pervasive - penetrating the national consciousness of what it means to fear strangers from a strange land. Set in hurricane-whipped Homestead, Fla. - the reel natural disaster rains down on sensibilities of a nation...
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Amy Grants "Three Wishes"; Andrew Glassman makes them happen. The new NBC prime-time series, debuting Friday, Sept. 23, is a magic lamp of a mitzvah, with Grammy Award-winning singer/host Grant touring the country to offer those in need of luck a rub of rachmanes. The series is at once heart-rending, heartbreaking - and a hearty piece of Americana. Indeed, if...
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A "Baxter" has back-up lights on his heart, with an "I Break for Breakups" sticker slapped on his bumper. Wedding crasher? He's the wedding crashee - a nice guy who finishes not just last, but is the last to be told so by his former best friend running off with his fiancée. And, even worse, the Baxter's next in line...
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Papa has a brand-new bag in the sweet talcumed hands of Paul Reiser
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Comedian/actor/writer Paul Reiser - ever the musician, too - has composed a pictorial folk song for fathers and sons: "The Thing About My Folks" is a paean to the pains and pleasures of the eternal boys club that is boys and their dads. And that song he has composed is in perfect, two-part harmony: one provided for Reiser as the...
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