Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775
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Forget Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. Want to view the most unorthodox of odd couples? Gidi Dar and Shuli Rand - the Oscar and Felix that Neil Simon could never have imagined. But director Dar certainly did - and dared to bring it to screen: "Ushpizin" ("Holy Guests") opens Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Ritz theaters. And who's the Oscar? Rand,...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Thanks to Steven Spielberg's epic film "Schindler's List," the title character, Oskar Schindler, may be one of the world's most famous rescuers of Jews. Still, there were other non-Jewish heroes whose exploits may not have been as daring as Schindler's, but are, nonetheless, rescuers who deserve recognition. In the 1940s, Giovanni Palatucci was police chief in the small town of...
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Evan Handler: From Harry the lawyer, to Sellers the therapist
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Hollywood Is TV's "Hot Properties" too hot to … Handler? No. Evan Handler can handle it; after all, he's had sex and the city, so what's another Manhattan matchup going to mean? A lot, as it turns out. Harry Goldenblatt of "Sex and the City" has gone uptown, upscale, from plain Joe to player in this new Friday-night ABC comedy...
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Who would have thought that Nazis would be the surprise prize in a crackerjack package being aired next Wednesday night on WHYY-TV12? But that's exactly what "The Hunt for Nazi Scientists" is - a chase-of-a-saga spun out of truths and revelations about how the American government trusted its scientific future to Hitler's braintrust post-World War II. Think of it as...
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Philly author's work now a screen gem
Who wouldn't want to be in her shoes these days? With the release tomorrow of "In Her Shoes," the Cameron Diaz-Toni Collette-Shirley MacLaine starrer based on her best-selling book, and the recent publication of Goodnight Nobody - well, nobody does it better than Philadelphia's Jennifer Weiner when it comes to making book on pink-lady literature. Ouch! That hurts as much...
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