Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774
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Despite all the critical hoopla and applause, Eli Roth still can’t count on his actors to give him a hand. Most likely, they have none left. For Roth, whose macabre and mordant new movie is set for a “Hostel” takeover of screens Friday, Jan. 6, becoming a member of his acting company is tantamount to becoming a dismember. Blood, gore,...
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Is 'Munich' Fair Game? Or is Steven Spielberg smarter than his critics?
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An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth - follow that philosophy and before you know it, the whole world will be blind and toothless. Steven Spielberg's message from "Munich"? No, Tevye's from Anateveka. But what Spielberg has done with his new film - inspired by the events that followed the Munich massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at...
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Comic/actor shows 'em the money on new quiz show
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Ratings grabber? Howie Mandel on the case: And that's the case in point. What it is, says the normally manic, always-moving comic of his latest project, is a quiz show in which contestants pick metallic case after case filled with any amount from a penny to the plentitudes that a million bucks represents, hoping to eliminate all but the biggest...
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Movie Mania
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Steven Spielberg is as secretive about "Munich" as if he were a Mossad agent. He isn't, of course. But what he is is the world's most famous producer/director whose movie of "Munich," due to open nationally Dec. 23, has already topped many an Oscar contender list - before any critics had even seen it. Such is the E.T. - extra-talented...
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'Paradise' … Regained? Palestinian's film about suicide bombings targets their futility
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The 70 virgins aren't the only ones having a go at it for the first time in "Paradise Now," the controversial and craftily compelling new film about suicide bombers by Hany Abu-Assad. The Palestinian director/co-writer has made what is conceivably the first feature featuring a suicide bomber's point of view; it is a film as explosive in debate circles as...
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