Jewish Journal

  • 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

  • Madonna pens article for Israeli newspaper

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 30, 2009 | 3:24 pm

    Madonna will play journalist for the day when Yediot Ahronot publishes a story she wrote about her religious awakening. In the story, Madonna writes about meeting Jewish mystic Eitan Yardeni when she was pregnant with her daughter, Lourdes, 14 years ago. “I suddenly realized that I... read on

  • Judd Apatow’s kind of Judaism

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 30, 2009 | 2:39 pm

    After a recent screening of “Funny People” at The Writers Guild, The Journal asked Judd Apatow if he uses the same Jewish ensemble over and over again because—just maybe—those actors’ shared heritage makes for better onscreen chemistry. “Maybe,” Apatow replied. “It’s just a... read on

  • Quentin Tarantino’s Jewish joke

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 29, 2009 | 2:48 pm

    Critics by and large have decided Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” pretty much stinks. Whether that’s a comment on the filmmaking itself or its gut-wrenching content is hard to determine before its August 21 release. But the idea of Brad Pitt starring in a Jewish revenge... read on

  • Hollywood hot for the holy land

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 28, 2009 | 5:04 pm

    There is a growing relationship between Hollywood and Israel that is being nurtured in the entertainment industry’s highest circles. Darren Star, Amy Pascal, Nina Jacobson, Brad Silberling, Joan Hyler and David Lonner are just a handful of high profile individuals who have been to... read on

  • NBC chair Ben Silverman resigns

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 27, 2009 | 7:56 pm

    NBC Chairman Ben Silverman is vacating his post after two tough years at the helm of the network.

    Better known for his hard partying lifestyle than his ability to improve ratings, Silverman’s resignation is welcome news in the entertainment world. During his two years as chief, NBC... read on

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