Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774
David meets Goliath in a post-modern slingshot of a series
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Caesar might have taken a stab at canceling his appearance on the date, but "Kings" goes forth on the Ides of March. But then, "Kings" is made of sterner stuff. And what sterner a countenance to encounter than that of Ian McShane, the Dead-End kid of "Deadwood," who's now the lively epicenter of an epoch-echoing drama that reminds one not...
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'Biggest Loser' gains ground -- and fans
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Sixteen tons and what do ya get? Seven seasons of "The Biggest Loser"; reality TV at its best. Okay, maybe not 16 tons. But "almost eight tons, that's for sure," relates David Broome. And this Tennessee Ernie Ford of the foodies should know; as executive producer of a program that fosters a feeling of waist not in a nation where...
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Filmmaker enhances body of work with 'Two Lovers'
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Ménage à treif? Torn between "Two Lovers" -- one Jewish, the other not -- the kashrut-keeping Leonard Kraditor asks, as he limps along in life, "Can't we all get along?" But the emotionally beaten down dry-cleaner drone isn't the Rodney King of the kosher set in this new James Gray gray zone of a film opening on Friday. King? Leonard...
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'International' monetary concerns hit home -- and a Cheltenham native pictures it all
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What could be more frightening than the mortgage meltdown than banks betting the house on murder and terrorism? "The International" intrigues and instructs; who knew that opening a cache account at the local bank would bring with it an offer of Uzis instead of toasters? "The International" bread is buttered on both sides; as a thriller and a tutorial in...
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And this book-based film may make the most headlines come Oscar night
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The boy in the striped pajamas has taken them off. Much of the writings about "The Reader" -- the Oscar-nominated, Holocaust-oriented film that turns a page on the past -- has focused on the explicit nude scenes between Hanna (Kate Winslet) and Michael (David Kross), to whom the German transportation worker gives transporting tutorials in sex prefaced by his reading...
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