Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774
Comic/actor shows 'em the money on new quiz show
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Ratings grabber? Howie Mandel on the case: And that's the case in point. What it is, says the normally manic, always-moving comic of his latest project, is a quiz show in which contestants pick metallic case after case filled with any amount from a penny to the plentitudes that a million bucks represents, hoping to eliminate all but the biggest...
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Movie Mania
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Steven Spielberg is as secretive about "Munich" as if he were a Mossad agent. He isn't, of course. But what he is is the world's most famous producer/director whose movie of "Munich," due to open nationally Dec. 23, has already topped many an Oscar contender list - before any critics had even seen it. Such is the E.T. - extra-talented...
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'Paradise' … Regained? Palestinian's film about suicide bombings targets their futility
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The 70 virgins aren't the only ones having a go at it for the first time in "Paradise Now," the controversial and craftily compelling new film about suicide bombers by Hany Abu-Assad. The Palestinian director/co-writer has made what is conceivably the first feature featuring a suicide bomber's point of view; it is a film as explosive in debate circles as...
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What's a nice Jewish girl like Sarah Silverman doing with a mouth so scummy that soap would run screaming from it? Or, as Silverman herself might put it, "None of your #@*!&*# #@**#@##! Hmmm, she can hide from intensified Tide. If sweet Sarah has her finger on the pulse of contemporary comedy, it may also be the same finger she's...
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Has DNA become the millennium's mnemonic device for "Do Not Arrest"? And has life "After Innocence" become a mere afterthought as exonerated felons find the mean streets they face no more humane now that they've been declared innocent? Both questions are examined at length in the compelling "After Innocence," which opens in the area Dec. 2. The camera follows the...
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