Jewish Journal

  • NASA takes inspiration from Abrams

    By Adam Wills

    March 24, 2010 | 10:48 am

    “Star Trek” is often cited as inspiration for NASA folk, so it’s not surprising to find the agency borrowing a little from the 2009 J.J. Abrams “Trek” film for the poster promoting STS-134, the final shuttle mission for Space Shuttle Endeavour and the penultimate mission for the... read on

  • Raimi sells ‘Dibbuk Box’

    By Adam Wills

    March 22, 2010 | 4:14 pm

    Looks like Hollywood has no fear dybbuk tales after “The Unborn” ($16m budget, $76m worldwide b.o.). Lionsgate has purchased the rights to the “Dibbuk Box,” the tale of a Holocaust survivor’s ghostly wine cabinet. Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert of Ghost House Pictures will produce,... read on

  • Simpsons tour Jerusalem with Sacha Baron Cohen

    By Adam Wills

    March 19, 2010 | 4:35 pm

    For once, Jews, Christians and Muslims will be united –- in anger at Homer Simpson, who believes he’s the messiah in an upcoming episode of “The Simpsons.”

    Set to air nationally on March 28, the Sunday before Passover begins, which is also Palm Sunday, “The Greatest Story... read on

  • Corey Haim—Actor, Fanboy

    By Adam Wills

    March 10, 2010 | 3:08 pm

    Corey Haim, best known for his part in “The Lost Boys,” died early Wednesday morning after collapsing at his mother’s home in North Hollywood. He was 38.

    Haim, a comic fanboy early in life, shared that trait with his “Lost Boys” character Sam Emerson. The role also paired... read on

  • Rumor: Sacha Baron Cohen in MIB 3 Talks

    By Adam Wills

    March 9, 2010 | 6:26 pm

    Columbia is in talks with Sacha Baron Cohen for the third Men in Black film, according to industry rumor picked up by horror blog Bloody Disgusting:

    Columbia Pictures is officially having conversations regarding their third entry in the Men in Black franchise as we’re being told by... read on

  • The high price of unobtainium

    By Adam Wills

    February 1, 2010 | 4:25 pm

    SETI Institute’s senior scientist Seth Shostak recently took on some implausible elements in “Avatar” on Space.com, most notably the feasibility of mining that precious mineral worth $20 million a kilogram—unobtainium. It’s not worth the expense, he says:

    I do want to note something... read on

  • Raimi out, ‘Spider-Man 4’ no more

    By Adam Wills

    January 11, 2010 | 7:21 pm

    Sorry true believers, but “Spider-Man 4” is toast. Sam Raimi has pulled out of the project, saying he couldn’t make the 2011 release date, Deadline Hollywood reports. Sony plans to reboot Peter Parker back to high school with a new director and cast for summer 2012.

    Script problems... read on

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