Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774
Three holiday films face off with Hitler and the Holocaust
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Are the studios of Hollywood about to drop the dreidel on us? No spin zone, here. Latkes and lollapaloozas are in store for moviegoers at menorah time with three big features featured as Jewish gelt -- a guilt-load of riches -- at year's end and at next year's beginning. Paging "The Reader," a chilling chapter-and-verse adaptation of the best-selling Bernhard...
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Housewives and husbands -- put the Hoover away: "Dust" is not "Schmutz" for the cleaning crowd. The real dirt on "Dust" is that it's destined to provide a spine-tingling time for those who think life is just a measure of inches and seconds, as fate sucks away rhyme and reason as a daily determinant. The power of the play is...
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On screen, spunky and spitting fire ... off, really just 'The Sweetest Thing'
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Pyrotechnic and pretty, Selma Blair sets "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" aflame. And now the acclaimed actress lights up the small screen with her turn as a vacuous vamp with mother issues that would have Oedipus putting his eyes out all over again in "Kath & Kim," a new Thursday-night NBC comedy just given an extra order of episodes. Extraordinary...
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Israeli dog as underdog? Could be its birthright. "I'd be surprised," says David Frei, "The National Dog Show" co-host/analyst for the past 49 years (that's seven in human years), about the Israeli breed to be shown in the best of shows of its kind airing Thanksgiving Day, noon to 2 p.m., on NBC. The can-do Canaan ... can't? "Hard to...
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And its exec producer knows from game-show Halls of fame
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Let's make a doozy! That's exactly what Richard Hall has done, with "Estate of Panic," a state-of-panache of a reality show. But then, who could expect less from Hall, son of legendary game show host/producer Monty Hall, whose "Let's Make a Deal" -- and wide-ranging work on behalf of Israel and international Jewish concerns -- proved him the gamest of...
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