Jews in the News

Jews in the News: Oscar Time!

Jews in the News Posted by Nate Bloom   Oscar Time   The Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 24. The ceremony will be telecast, live, on ABC, starting at 7PM EST and 4PM PST (the first hour is red carpet coverage). Below is a list of "confirmed" Jewish nominees in the…

Jews in the News: Steven Speilberg, J.J. Abrams and Billy Crystal

Jews in the NewsPosted by Nate BloomNew Twilight?Opening yesterday, Thursday, Feb. 14, was the supernatural film, "Beautiful Creatures." It's based on a best-selling young adult novel of the same name.  If this film does well, it likely will be the start of a film series, as with the…

Jews in the News: David Julian Hirsh, Drake & Amanda Peet

Jews in the NewsPosted by Nate Bloom Twist of Faith   Premiering on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 8PM is the original Lifetime cable film, "Twist of Faith." This tale of how an Orthodox cantor from Brooklyn ends up in Alabama is far superior to most TV movies and worth your time. If you want…

Jews in the News: Alan Furst, Ed Asner and Chuck Lorre

Nate Bloom blogs on this week's Jews in the News   Mini-Series: New and Old   Starting on Wednesday, Feb. 6, AT 9PM, is the four-part BBC America series, "Spies of Warsaw." It is from the novel of the same name by acclaimed historical spy fiction writer ALAN FURST, 71. The series…

Jews in the News: Movie 43, Actors Honor Actors, More Big Bang & TV News

Jews in the NewsBy Nate Bloom, Contributing Columnist Movie 43: Quite a Cast Opening on Friday, Jan. 25, is "Movie 43," which is "officially descibed" as: "An outrageous new ensemble comedy not for the easily-offended. It contains jaw-dropping, sometimes shockingly disturbing, but always…