Monday, April 27, 2015 Iyyar 8, 5775
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Puff, the magic drama? Comedy is more like it. And "Thank You for Smoking" is … s-m-okin! A nicotine fit of laughs, the new comedy, opening on Friday, March 24, lights up screens with a satire so sparking hot that it should come with a warning from the surgeon's general's office: Laugh at your own risk. And that's just what...
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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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Jenny Lewis has a pretty sweet day job. As the dominant voice of indie-rock darlings Rilo Kiley, she gets to write songs with her best friends and travel the world to play for hordes of fans. They've got major-label backing from Warner Bros., and enough underground credibility to support several high-profile side projects. But being in a band with a...
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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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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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