Jewish Journal

  • Scouts add video game awards

    By Adam Wills

    April 28, 2010 | 4:00 pm

    The Boy Scouts of America—known for getting kids outside and active—has added a new “academics” pin and belt loop for one of the most sedentary indoor activities around: video games.

    According to a Scouts spokesperson, the awards’ introduction was intended to raise awareness of... read on

  • ‘Drawn Together’ Again

    By Adam Wills

    April 19, 2010 | 1:09 pm

    “Drawn Together” returns Tuesday (4/20 … yeah, Comedy Central knows its audience) with the DVD release of “The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!” The film serves as a kind of finale for the series, which was cancelled in November 2007. But the creators hope it could usher in... read on

  • Yes, it does ‘Kick-Ass’

    By Adam Wills

    April 15, 2010 | 11:49 pm

    Kick-Ass” features no radioactive spiders, no superhuman powers. Instead, director Matthew Vaughn (“Stardust”) delivers an ultra-violent comedy about a New York teen determined to become a superhero (and get the girl), only to find himself sucked into an unfolding fight... read on

  • Anaheim hosts first Comic Con

    By Adam Wills

    April 15, 2010 | 5:00 pm

    Comic Con International’s contract with San Diego is set to expire in 2012, and Anaheim has joined cities like Los Angeles and Las Vegas hoping to lure the Hollywood-heavy con away from the San Diego Convention Center. This weekend, April 16-18, the home to the Happiest Place on... read on

  • ‘Faire’ Thee Well

    By Adam Wills

    April 9, 2010 | 8:00 am

    When Jason Sarrow attended his first Renaissance Pleasure Faire in 1987, he felt an instant connection with the shire’s street performers. As a stage actor from New York, he lost himself in the historical recreation unfolding around him and he wanted a role.

    Looking back more... read on

  • Yelchin in ‘Fright Night’ talks

    By Adam Wills

    April 6, 2010 | 3:36 pm

    Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) is in negotiations to play Charley Brewster in DreamWorks’ “Fright Night” remake, according to THR’s Heat Vision blog.

    The 1985 cult vampire hit, which came out the same year as “Teen Wolf,” rode the wave of teen comedies popularized in the 80s by John... read on

  • Simpsons in Israel Spoilers [the Definitive Guide]

    By Adam Wills

    March 26, 2010 | 5:16 pm

    WARNING – what follows is a walkthrough of the March 28 “Simpsons” episode “The Greatest Story Ever D’ohed” – i.e., the Simpsons visit Israel. Numerous spoilers ahead. You have been warned!

    When Homer interrupts Ned Flanders’ Bible study group with his naked Slosh... read on

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