Jews in the News

Jews in the News: Emmet Cohen, Winona Ryder and Dan Robbins

All those Jewish Friends

“Verdon/Fosse”, an 8-episode FX series began airing on Tuesday, April 9. You can easily catch-up via repeat showings and/or on-demand. The series is about the relationship of Bob Fosse (1927-1987), the famous film and Broadway choreographer and director, and Gw…

Jews in the News: Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks and David H. Steinberg

Game of Thrones Mania

This month’s top TV event will be the return, on April 14, of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” (“GOT”) for its six-episode, 8th and final season. GOT creators DAVID BENIOFF and D. B. WEISS, both 48, wrote many past season GOT episodes and they are the credited write…

Jews in the News: Adam Brody, Rachel Bloom and Joc Pederson

At the Movies: Shazam!

 “Shazam” is the first feature film since 1941 to depict the famous D.C. comics hero. Of course, he is a super-hero who fights evil. In this movie it is the evil forces controlled by Dr. Sivana (Mark Strong). Shazam’s secret is that he is actually a teen boy n…

Jews in the News: Isla Fisher, Jonah Hill & Bernie Sanders

At the Movies: Dumbo and A Beach Bum

“Dumbo”, directed by Tim Burton, is a live-action version of the classic Disney cartoon about an elephant whose large ears make him, at first, something of a laughingstock. As the film begins, the owner of a struggling circus (Danny Devito) enlists a…

Jews in the News: Patricia Arquette, Scarlett Johansson and Jesse Eisenberg

Monster Mommy, Funny Vampires, and A Crabby Wedding Note

“The Act”, a true crime series, premieres on Hulu on March 20. The first, five- episode season of “The Act” is based on the real story of Dee Dee Blanchard and her daughter, Gypsy Rose Blanchard. Dee Dee is played by PATRICIA …