Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774
'Irena's Vow' writer pledges a play with integrity
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Did Dan Gordon, whose books bore a celestial seal with Postcards From Heaven and whose directing credits included TV's road warrior, "Highway to Heaven," get heavenly messages on his highway to home some 20 years ago? In walk a rabbi, a minister and a priest ... "I was driving home in L.A., listening to this religious radio program," featuring a...
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Jason Segel's finding out that it's audiences and producers who do
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Chick flick? Boychick flick! How better to describe "I Love You, Man," than a movie of more male bonding than a gross of Elmer's Crazy Glue could schtick to. And Elmer's not the fuddy-duddy with no one to call his buddy. No, that would be Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd), whose upcoming nuptials are bereft of a best man because friendship...
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David meets Goliath in a post-modern slingshot of a series
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Caesar might have taken a stab at canceling his appearance on the date, but "Kings" goes forth on the Ides of March. But then, "Kings" is made of sterner stuff. And what sterner a countenance to encounter than that of Ian McShane, the Dead-End kid of "Deadwood," who's now the lively epicenter of an epoch-echoing drama that reminds one not...
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'Biggest Loser' gains ground -- and fans
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Sixteen tons and what do ya get? Seven seasons of "The Biggest Loser"; reality TV at its best. Okay, maybe not 16 tons. But "almost eight tons, that's for sure," relates David Broome. And this Tennessee Ernie Ford of the foodies should know; as executive producer of a program that fosters a feeling of waist not in a nation where...
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Filmmaker enhances body of work with 'Two Lovers'
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Ménage à treif? Torn between "Two Lovers" -- one Jewish, the other not -- the kashrut-keeping Leonard Kraditor asks, as he limps along in life, "Can't we all get along?" But the emotionally beaten down dry-cleaner drone isn't the Rodney King of the kosher set in this new James Gray gray zone of a film opening on Friday. King? Leonard...
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