Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775
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How does the muddled Mideast play out in Middle America? So much depends on perspectives presented by the Top 3 TV news anchors on a nightly basis. And the networks themselves are trying to clear up their own muddied picture of who's on first -- or at least, who deserves to get your attention first and foremost. Their own TV...
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'Only Human' is a Spanish-Jewish jambalaya
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In loco parentis? Forget the parents; this whole family is loco. "Only Human" is a "Meet the Fockers" over frittatas, a loopey Lope de Vega novel in which the inquisition comes down to this: "Mommele, Poppele, meet my fiance, the Palestinian." Opening Friday at Ritz theaters, "Only Human" is only one of the funniest comedies of the year, a Spanish-Jewish...
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Driving Miss Guided? "Who Killed the Electric Car?" is a gas. But who knew that this movie murder mystery with moxie could mischievously produce such road rage and fuming fans? Which is exactly what has happened since "Car" opened, creating a current concern over how the gas guzzlers -- those in the oil industry -- have given the shaft to...
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phraim 'Elliott' Yamin has his own story to tell
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Knight of the nice guys, Elliott Yamin is being kept busy this summer having "Idol" time on his hands. Nice guys don't necessarily finish last; maybe third. And, in Yamin's case, missing the finals -- and the king's throne -- didn't mean being out of the money or being kept from the roundtable's riches. A third-place finish? He's just beginning...
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His is a tower of song with music as mortar and poetry as posterboard upon which he posts the heart and soul of a pop generation lost in paradise. If he builds it, they have sung it. But don't expect Leonard Cohen's compositions to be digested by the Architectural Digest crowd; his is a canon of creativity that towers above...
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