Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774
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Does Magneto magnetize or stigmatize the hallowed issue of heroics in the Holocaust? Magneto of "X-Men: First Class" is not the first, just the latest, character to jump from the comic book pages to the screen, as he has done in this summer's sizzler of a box-office hit. Born as Max Eisenhardt in the Marvel Comics empire back in 1963...
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Jennifer Hirsh, you've just won a golden ticket and you're going to ... West Philadelphia? Well, it's 3,000 miles from West Hollywood but it's all in the right direction for the 2009 "American Idol" season wannabe. Hirsh was booted from the Hollywood segment of the TV titan of a reality show two seasons back after winning her "golden ticket" but...
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Philly Film Society exec brings some Hollywood to the home crowd
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The man who helped land "Black Swan" for its Philadelphia premiere last year is dancing as fast as he can, putting the city on its cinematic feet. An upcoming movie festival, a just-announced filmmaker's contest, seminars, sneak screenings -- all quite a fete for J. Andrew Greenblatt, who, in the three years since assuming the role of executive director of...
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Does it take a brave heart or just foolhardiness to attempt an acting comeback in a movie that Eddie Haskell would love? Mel Gibson is about to find out; the bedeviled and besmirched actor of blue-eyed beauty and green-eyed hatred has taken to the screen in "The Beaver," portraying a diminished depressive damned by the world and divested of hope...
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Judgment of "Nuremberg" has been long in arriving. But now, 63 years after the documentary made at the behest of the U.S. War Department and the Office of Strategic Services was completed and shown in Germany -- but shoved into a cubbyhole committed to oblivion in the States -- it is premiering this weekend at the Ritz at the Bourse...
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