Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775
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How best to describe Idina Menzel's relatively brief appearance in "Ask the Dust" but to call it … bewitching? The Tony Award-winning star of "Wicked" has left her wicked wiles behind, but not the torment of what it means to be an outsider. Outside of Broadway, she's become a hot property, too, in Hollywood, the locus of this "Day of...
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Three years ago, after seeing the thought-provoking film Relentless - a documentary about the history and fallacies of the Oslo peace accords - Rabbi Yakov Couzens and his friend, Michael Wachs, dreamed of having the Philadelphia Jewish community view the movie as well. So they picked a day, booked Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz - who had just written a...
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This just in - Jon Stewart wins Oscar as best comic actor! Nah, not true; just some fake news about a fake newsman. What is true is that the host of Comedy Central's acclaimed "The Daily Show" will be spending his Sunday night trying to burnish the Oscar broadcast with those broadsides he's brought to the public arena. Bring it...
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Trouble in “Paradise”? Milton, get out your map — there may be some redefining of boundaries Sunday night when the Oscars are broadcast. With “Paradise Now” — a suspensefully sustainable film about suicide bombers and their kamikaze craft that is at once gripping and gritty — in the lead for best foreign film, the most controversial aspect of its possible...
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"Running Scared" exec producer Matt Luber is taking his victory lap. The guy who once ran with the Penn Valley crowd is on the fast track these days to success in Hollywood, where he has managed to run a prominent talent managing company and serve as up-and-coming producer. And having a Walker - or, more specifically, hunk hottie Paul Walker...
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