Jews in the News

Jews in the News: Scarlett Johansson, Julia Haart and Sacha Baron Cohen

Films, Documentaries, Reality Series, A “Kosher” Lawsuit, Nostalgia and More

“Black Widow” opened in theaters on July 9th and starts streaming on Disney Premiere + on the same day. It’s turned into a box office blockbuster.  It’s another tale about Natasha Romanoff/ AKA the Bla…

Jews in the News: Lisa Kudrow, Jackie Collins and David Frankel

Two New Films; A Documentary, and the Frankels

The animated film “The Boss Baby: Family Business” opens on July 2.  The first “Boss Baby” film (2017) got good reviews and made mucho gelt. It was followed by a Netflix series in 2018.  The premise is, frankly, bizarre (one of the tw…

Jews in the News: Maya Rudolph, Iliza Schlesinger, and Jesse Andrews

Sea Monster Teens; A Dating Comedy; and a Frightening Pregnancy

“Luca”, a Disney/Pixar animated fantasy comedy film, was released for streaming on Disney+ on June 18. The film is set on the Italian Riviera in the 1950s.  Luca Paguro, the star character, is a 13-year-old sea monster cur…

Jews in the News: Jake Tapper, Daniel Berger and Max Homa

A Movie Weinstein Won’t Like; Tapper is Joey Bishop; Olympics/US Open

It was just announced that Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan will star in an upcoming film entitled “She Said.” They will play, respectively, Megan Twohey and JODI KANTOR, NY Times reporters who uncovered the HARVEY WEINS…

Jews in the News: Michael Lembeck, Max Fried and Kevin Pillar

Queen Bees; Baseball and Ice Cream

Opening June 11 in theaters is “Queen Bees”, a dramedy. It stars Ellen Burstyn, 88, as a feisty senior who temporarily moves into a retirement home because her home is being repaired. She battles elderly female bullies, makes a good friend (Ann-Margare…