Friday, July 11, 2014 Tammuz 13, 5774
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Satire, it is said, closes on Saturday night. Not this Shabbat. "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" make good box office, too, as time and again, weekend, weakened from laughing, this "anti-Semitic" screed screams solid soiled sheets with audiences who go for the film that scats scatological. Who knew that the Running of the...
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Arbus in Wonderland? In a way, Steven Shainberg's dreamscape of a movie about daring photographer Diane Arbus mirrors her own work, a phantasmagoria of photo finishes and bizarre beginnings that wax and wane with an "Alice in Wonderland" aura of wonderment. His film of "Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus," her demi-biography -- he concedes it's not wholly about...
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Your 98-year-old Bubba ever talk about her ultimate dream -- to walk (slowly) down a red carpet shimmying in a thong while ladling out chicken soup to her many admirers -- including that 20-year-old college dropout who just moved in next door? It's not a pretty picture. But it may be a winning video. "It's Your Show," says Carson Daly...
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Borat Sagdiyev ... anti-Semitic? He's anti-ziganistic! "We are accusing him of defamation and inciting violence against Sinti and Roma [gypsies]," Marko Knudsen, chief of the European Center for Antiziganism (anti-gypsies) Research, declared to Reuters. Gee, and Borat thought he had it rough with the Jews. "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" opens Nov. 3...
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Oscar Madison ... from slob to blog? "Oh, I'm no good at those computers; I was never that friendly with typewriters, either. I haven't come into the 21st century yet." Despite his protestations, Jack Klugman, who sported one of TV's most memorable roles as loveable loutish loser Oscar Madison -- one-half of the oddest of odd couples ever to debate...
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