Jewish Journal

  • Top Crazy Basterd Moments from Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 5, 2009 | 1:31 pm

    The “Inglourious Basterds” in Quentin Tarantino’s lushly-photographed World War II epic are a posse of blood-splattering Jewish-American soldiers turned Nazi slayers. These Reservoir dogs-of-war, led by Brad Pitt as Lieutenant Aldo Raine, lend levity (and gore) to Tarentino’s... read on

  • Is Adam Lambert’s sexuality getting in the way?

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 4, 2009 | 7:43 pm

    First it was bras and panties, familiar tokens of affection in the world of music fandom. But this afternoon, things kicked up a notch when it was reported that Adam Lambert fans were hurling sex toys on stage during the singer’s performance.

    Lambert has been traveling the country... read on

  • Leonard Cohen’s Israel show sells out in one day

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 4, 2009 | 7:14 pm

    Three reasons I’m proud to be Jewish:
    1) Leonard Cohen
    2) Israelis have good taste in music
    3) He refused to cancel his concert in Israel despite protests
    4) In compromise, he decided the concert would benefit both Palestinian and Israeli peace activists

    Read more at Huff Post:

    ... read on
  • Emma Forrest makes Variety’s ‘10 to Watch’

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 3, 2009 | 8:16 pm

    I gotta give a shout out to my gal Emma Forrest who turned a broken heart into sweet, sweet Hollywood revenge. Boyfriends beware! Her triumph came in the form of a screenplay, “Liars (A-E),” penned in just three days following a bad breakup with actor Colin Farrell (well at least... read on

  • Roseanne plays Hitler for Heeb magazine

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 3, 2009 | 2:23 pm

    Not too many people are laughing at Roseanne Barr’s portrayal of Hitler on the cover of Heeb magazine this month. Yet there she is: a real-life Jewish grandmother dressed as a “Nazi domestic goddess.” She even figured in the trademark Hitler mustache and swastika armband, and bakes a... read on

  • New Coen Brothers movie trailer: ‘The rabbi is busy!’

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 3, 2009 | 1:35 pm

    The Coen Brothers have explored dark, strange territory in their films before, but never in such an overtly Jewish context. Their newest film, “A Serious Man” is a deeper prod into their heritage, a closer look at the community and customs that made for good jokes in The Big... read on

  • Bryce Dallas Howard (Ron’s daughter) joins ‘Twilight’ cast

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 31, 2009 | 5:13 pm

    In a move that values box office over prestige, actress Bryce Dallas Howard has joined the Twilight cast. In a controversial move by Summit Entertainment, who pushed out actress Rachelle LeFevre for Howard’s bigger name, Howard will appear in “Eclipse,” the third film in the... read on

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