Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Sivan 16, 5775
Or is it a Cruise? Actor/producer successfully takes on the risky business of history
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Tom, you had me at "Heil." Show me the Nazis, demands Tom Cruise, controlling the careening caper that is "Valkyrie," portraying Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, the stealthy German soldier, whose assassination plot against Hitler hit some snags, in the film opening in theaters on Dec. 25. The actual plot, coded "Valkyrie," may have plotzed, but Cruise creates a character as...
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Three holiday films face off with Hitler and the Holocaust
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Are the studios of Hollywood about to drop the dreidel on us? No spin zone, here. Latkes and lollapaloozas are in store for moviegoers at menorah time with three big features featured as Jewish gelt -- a guilt-load of riches -- at year's end and at next year's beginning. Paging "The Reader," a chilling chapter-and-verse adaptation of the best-selling Bernhard...
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Housewives and husbands -- put the Hoover away: "Dust" is not "Schmutz" for the cleaning crowd. The real dirt on "Dust" is that it's destined to provide a spine-tingling time for those who think life is just a measure of inches and seconds, as fate sucks away rhyme and reason as a daily determinant. The power of the play is...
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Israeli dog as underdog? Could be its birthright. "I'd be surprised," says David Frei, "The National Dog Show" co-host/analyst for the past 49 years (that's seven in human years), about the Israeli breed to be shown in the best of shows of its kind airing Thanksgiving Day, noon to 2 p.m., on NBC. The can-do Canaan ... can't? "Hard to...
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On screen, spunky and spitting fire ... off, really just 'The Sweetest Thing'
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Pyrotechnic and pretty, Selma Blair sets "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" aflame. And now the acclaimed actress lights up the small screen with her turn as a vacuous vamp with mother issues that would have Oedipus putting his eyes out all over again in "Kath & Kim," a new Thursday-night NBC comedy just given an extra order of episodes. Extraordinary...
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