Monday, September 1, 2014 Elul 6, 5774
A blockbuster with potential for a religious backlash
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Just why is Mona Lisa smiling? Probably because she didn't have to stand in line to get good seats at this Friday's opening of "The Da Vinci Code." Or maybe, she's glad she wasn't invited to "The Last Supper." After all, look at the tzuris it meant for Mary Magdalene? Whatever she's smiling about, there are others frowning on this...
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"Will & Grace" has always seemed like a scene excerpted right out of "Fiddler on the Roof," with some changed lyrics accompanying its soundtrack. It's as if Grace was the little girl Tevye carried, and Will the little boy at play - who were then promptly dropped on their heads. Under the canopy you see them - using it as...
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The tribe has … schpilkes. In a Jewish "Survivor" battle of the Bar Mitzvahs, "Keeping Up With the Steins" sets the bar high above a Jew's oys. The Bar Mitzvah boy? Bimah him up way beyond celebrations ever experienced by others his age. May the Force be with him; but then it's the bills that belong to his papa and...
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Pentateuch Envy, Anyone? Steins? Their cups runneth over - way over, as this at-times very funny film will have viewers not so much beaming from the bimah as bemoaning where all the flour has gone? Why, to build a Bar Mitzvah cake that would sink a Titanic - if that weren't already in play as the theme for the young...
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It's a Mother's Day present with a past. Such was the gift lovingly provided by Lee Caplin, whose call to his mother two years ago that they had gotten rights to adapt a book to film provided a social security for Ruth Sacks Caplin that no government check could compete against. How dramatic a real-life script when you're an 85-year-old...
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