Thursday, November 27, 2014 Kislev 5, 5775
At 19, heartthrob Zac Efron cuts a class act, on screen and off
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High school can be a high-wire act between cool and fool, king and clown, zits and hits. The taut experience has taught at least one hot hero that balance is bliss: Clearly, Zac Efron doesn't fear from Clearasil; his career is as creamy as his clear complexion as he smooth-talks his way through high school hi jinks and serves as...
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The man in the gray-flannel suit wears a plaid kipah. "Not on my watch," says Don Draper, draped in a thousand-dollar smile smeared with anti-Semitic smugness. "Mad" about the boy? Not if he's Jewish, and in the ante-enlightened ad world that is the late '50s/early '60s of "Mad Men," the Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency of which Draper is lead dragon...
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Legendary producer goes for Goya tale during Inquisition
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It takes a living legend to scare the life out of "Goya's Ghosts." Who better a fan of phantasmagoria than soulful Saul Zaentz? Zaentz, praised profusely by publications as the last of the great producers, is what Bialystock and Bloom could only dream of had they considered themselves artists instead of arses. His "Goya's Ghosts" -- framed against the Spanish...
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Zoe Greenberg, a 15-year-old daughter of a rabbi set to enter her junior year of high school, has been recognized for her work in race relations. But it's actually the issue of class and economic equality that most interests the teenager, and largely what drove her to make a film exploring the subject from the perspective of her peers. "...
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Ah, how soon they forget, murmurs with great regret a caller on the other end of the line feeling ratted out by "Ratatouille." But this is not just any run-of-the-rodent complaint. This is Feivel Mousekewitz kvetching! "It seems like only yesterday," says the mouse-out-of-kilter of what was then an immigrant infestation of Jewish vermin when "An American Tail" premiered in...
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