Jews in the News

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…

Jews in the News: Bob Dylan, Charles Grodin and Richard Sherman

Poodles and Horses; Kennedy Center Honors; Grodin Footnote

“Housebroken” is a charming animated series about a very varied group of neighborhood pets who meet frequently and discuss their problems. LISA KUDROW, 57, voices Honey, a star character. Honey is a standard poodle who was force…

Jews in the News: Mila Kunis, Billy Crystal and Steven Spielberg

Two Movies To Watch at Home; Fact and Semi-Fiction

Two movies, starring three major Jewish stars, opened recently in theaters: “Four Good Days” (April 30) and “Here Today” (May 7).  I didn’t write about them in advance because I had a feeling reviews would be mixed at best and why…

Jews in the News: Hannah Einbinder, Melaine Laurent and Alexandre Aja

2nd Generation Funny Women; French Jews Shine; and More

“Hacks” is a 10-episode dramedy series that premiered on HBO on May 13 (two episodes on 13th; followed by 2 episodes each Thursday for four weeks).

Jean Smart (“Designing Women”) plays Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas comed…