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  • THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS *Movie Review*

    By Zoe Hewitt

    July 11, 2016 | 9:40 am

    THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS, the latest animated offering from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment (MINIONS, DESPICABLE ME, THE LORAX) purports to answer the question "What do pets do when we're not at home?"  Bookended at the beginning and end of the movie are the (very...

  • FINDING DORY *Movie Review*

    By Zoe Hewitt

    June 20, 2016 | 8:39 am

    It has been 13 years since Pixar released FINDING NEMO.  In that time, the movie's original audience has aged and a whole new generation has found Nemo.  FINDING DORY takes place only one year later.  Voiced one again by Ellen Degeneres, this time Dory sets out on a journey to find...

  • Shmoozing with Mel Brooks, the 88-year-old man

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 29, 2015 | 1:30 pm

    “OK, I can die now.”

    That is what I said — out loud — when, on a recent rainy Monday afternoon, the phone rang and a familiar, gentle voice emerged on the other end of the line: “Hello, Mel Brooks!”

    I had just finished watching his latest stand-up act, “Mel Brooks Live at the...

  • Bridge to empathy

    By Rob Eshman

    January 25, 2012 | 1:10 pm

    If you like your satire dark, I mean jet black, you probably love the scene from episode four, season four of “Weeds,” in which Len Botwin, played by Albert Brooks, gives a history lesson to his young nephew Shane.

    “Listen, genocide can happen again if we’re not vigilant,”...

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  • Jonah Hill: ‘Moneyball’s’ super-talented, super-nice Jewish boy [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 11, 2012 | 1:44 pm

    Five minutes late to an interview at House Cafe on Beverly Boulevard, Jonah Hill apologizes like a contrite teenager. “I’m sorry I’m tardy,” he says, explaining he’d just flown in from shooting “Neighborhood Watch” in Atlanta and was scrambling to finish his Chanukah shopping.  His...

  • Two Jews on Film: ‘Drive’ review

    September 15, 2011 | 11:22 am

    Ryan Gosling is ‘Driver’. He drives…fast…very fast…If you’re a burglar, he’s your go-to guy. Just make sure you get the job done in five minutes. Because that’s all you got…One minute late, Driver is gone.

    Now, driving a get-a-way car is Driver’s night job. His day job is slightly...

  • She paints for the animals

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Feast With The Beasts

    Safari attire adorned bodies this steamy summer night when The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) raised more than $1.2 million for wildlife conservation. Hosted by Emmy Award-winning actress Betty White, nearly 1,000 guests casually perused the park...

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