Saturday, August 2, 2014 Av 6, 5774
'Twilight's' next gleaming may not tell the whole story
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Hollywood ... bloodsuckers. Who knew? Roget's Thesaurus would. But then, go figure that Hollywood would borrow journalism's historic axiom and run with it: "If it bleeds, it leads." It certainly does at the box office. Which brings us to "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," the howl of a hit follow-up to the start of the saga, based on Stephenie Meyer's...
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Better yet, if you knew what she would say, give a listen
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Is Susie Green ... cursed? She's got a successful -- if philandering, frumpy -- husband; a gorgeous Hollywood Hills home -- maybe a bit too close to the noxious next door neighbor; and a sense of fashion that a lion would envy if he ever ran out of bold stripes. How could she be cursed? "Not cursed, you m#$**&!!$ idiot;...
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Is there a biblical back lot to Israel's burgeoning movie industry? That's the contention of sorts of the "Other Israel Film Festival" www.OtherIsrael.org , the third annual output of Israeli movies focusing on that nation's 20 percent population made up of Muslims, Christians, Bedouins and Druze. A movieland minority report? Yes, and people are coming into the tent -- 6,000...
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But can the government/corporations deal with their 'truths'?
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Hoaxes with the most-est? Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno know what it means to just say no; their drug of choice is playing plants: As the Yes Men -- iconoclastic irritants who stage false press conferences and media events, and attend conventions as ersatz executives -- they bring world attention to growing global capitalism through chaos and comedy. False profits?...
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In Hollywood, as author/First Person Festival star moves from 'Bible' to the big screen
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When walking in the shoes of the fisherman, how does A.J. Jacobs know they're the same size? And what does he do with the sand and stones in the sandals? The writer ponders the pebbles as possibilities, not problems: "Sometimes, it's good if you have the sand stay in there." He should know. He's wiping the floor with his Florsheims,...
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