Monday, April 20, 2015 Iyyar 1, 5775
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On the ... "Bubble." That is exactly where the Israeli Film Festival of Greater Philadelphia is bringing its viewers March 26 with an evening screening of the foxy Eytan Fox-directed film at Temple University. A seditious soap opera, "The Bubble" is not your bubba's "Helen Trent." A ménage of trouble arises only when an Israeli soldier brings his new male...
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Jason Segel's finding out that it's audiences and producers who do
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Chick flick? Boychick flick! How better to describe "I Love You, Man," than a movie of more male bonding than a gross of Elmer's Crazy Glue could schtick to. And Elmer's not the fuddy-duddy with no one to call his buddy. No, that would be Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd), whose upcoming nuptials are bereft of a best man because friendship...
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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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