Saturday, August 29, 2015 Elul 14, 5775
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A Jewish James Bond with the odd job of tracking Nazis for a living? Odds were, after all, that a nonagenarian would have no problems spending his cache of memories on vacuous vacations to regale his relatives, soft tales from a kind zayda repeated to his kinder. But these were trips -- albeit down a memory lane potholed with the...
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'Grey's Anatomy' X-Rays Reveal Sklar Brothers Funny Bones The Sklar Brothers have hit their highs as twin peaks; both "boys," 35 -- "That makes us 70," quips Randy -- joke about their closeness, but these are not the Doublemint Twins -- except, of course, for the mint they're both making in comedy clubs and on TV. Next stop: Helium hi-jinks,...
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Maybe more, on new filmmaker's Web site that pays
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Lisette Johnson, JE Feature
Ryan Wood's seven-minute short film was shown at the Toronto Film Festival. Then he posted it on a new kind of Web site that pays filmmakers -- professional or amateur -- each time viewers click on their work. What sets this Web business, Revver, apart from several other Internet-based video hosting sites is its promise to pay the videomaker 50...
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Kate Feiffer's fine new film adds a hint
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Ever take a look down the long seder table at the grumpy grandpa of a patriarch and think, "Boy, that's one bitter Herb!" Maybe it's because someone slipped an Easter egg into his egg matzah or, after years of fruitlessly awaiting the arrival of Elijah -- whining over how much Manischewitz they've wasted all that time -- he's discovered the...
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"Raines" drops into the midseason TV schedule like a warm welcome spring storm -- with a wallop. An offbeat, possibly off-his-rocker rollicking detective with a built-in audience of one, Michael Raines speaks to actor Jeff Goldblum in a meaningful way. That is, when he's not talking to himself. Because, you see, Raines is his own sounding board, even if it...
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