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  • ‘Gotham’ star talks life on set as young Batman

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 7, 2014 | 12:11 pm

    When David (pronounced “Da-veed”) Mazouz announced, “I am Batman,” to his friends at Hillel Hebrew Academy in Beverly Hills, he wasn’t just joking around. David, 13, stars as the young Bruce Wayne (the future Batman) in Fox TV’s highly anticipated “Gotham,” which airs Mondays at 8...

  • ‘Man of Steel’ screenwriter David S. Goyer on Superman and religion

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 19, 2013 | 9:34 am

    “People are always so quick to point out the Christ allegory in “The Man of Steel” but Superman has always struck me as a combination of Old Testament and New Testament; he’s a sort of fusion between these two figures, both Moses and Christ,” screenwriter David S. Goyer said.  So...

  • Colorado judge accepts insanity plea from accused theater gunman

    June 4, 2013 | 10:22 am

    Accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes, who could face execution if convicted of killing 12 moviegoers last summer, entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity on Tuesday, and a judge accepted his plea.

    Holmes, 25, is charged with multiple counts of first-degree...

  • David S. Goyer talks ‘Batman,’ ‘Man of Steel’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 18, 2013 | 11:05 am

    David S. Goyer, the scribe behind Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” trilogy and the highly anticipated Superman reboot “The Man of Steel,” opening June 14, was sipping English breakfast tea while nursing a cold recent at the Four Seasons Hotel.

    The 47-year-old writer was...

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  • Kippa Man settles lawsuits over Spider-Man and Batman

    March 19, 2013 | 7:52 am

    A Jerusalem shop settled out of court with two comic book companies that charged it sells unlicensed kippahs bearing the images of Superman and Spider-Man.

    Avi Binyamin, owner of the Kippa Man store on Ben Yehuda Street in central Jerusalem, will pay Marvel Comics and Warner...

  • Dark night: The dangers of movie violence

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 25, 2012 | 3:45 pm

    No one foresaw that a more sinister evil than the fictional Bane would appear at a screening of the latest Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises.”

    But, in fact, the violent entertainment became a violent event when, on July 20, a masked marauder entered a movie theater and...

  • L.A. camp gets unwanted attention in wake of Colorado shooting

    By Ryan Torok

    July 24, 2012 | 6:08 pm

    Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes’ reported ties to Camp Max Straus have led to unwanted attention for Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles and its camp, its director said.

    “I think the attention is unfortunate,” Randy Schwab, CEO of Jewish Big Brothers Big...

  • Denver-area Jews mourn, seek to help massacre victims

    July 24, 2012 | 10:44 am

    As Colorado and the nation tried to absorb the tragic massacre in a suburban Denver movie theater, local synagogues conducted special prayers and the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado launched a response fund for the victims and their families.

    Early Friday morning, James Eagen...

  • Bridging the gaps that divide us: Coping with the tragedies in Aurora and Bulgaria

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    July 23, 2012 | 8:35 am

    We mourn the 12 victims and 58 wounded in the senseless slaughter in Aurora. We also mourn the suicide bombing that murdered five Israelis and two Bulgarians, and wounded dozens of Israelis in Bulgaria. 

    These two horrific events are tied together chronologically and also on a...

  • Former Jewish camp staffer worked closely with James Holmes

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 22, 2012 | 2:15 pm

    In the summer of 2008, when James Holmes was 20, he was known as a quiet counselor at Camp Max Straus in Los Angeles County, liked by his campers.

    As details have emerged about the background of the now 24-year-old suspected shooter at the midnight massacre at an Aurora, Colo....

  • Hollywood Horror Night: Responses to the ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ massacre

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 22, 2012 | 12:43 pm

    Whenever acts of terror and violence occur in ordinary settings, Israel floods to mind. It is a country that knows well the terrible confluence of routine behavior and devastation. Like the innocent setting of a cafe, nightclub or high school, where the Colombine Massacre occurred in...

  • Comic book artist Gene Colan dies at 84

    July 14, 2011 | 3:17 pm

    Comic book artist Gene Colan, a “towering figure” and “one of the giants of the comic book industry,” who drew characters from Batman to Dracula to Howard the Duck for nearly seven decades, died June 23 at 84.

    Colan drew for the two mainstays of the North American comic book...

  • From our house to Burton Exhibit: Why the Museum of Modern Art’s curators wanted to meet my husband

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 31, 2011 | 1:27 pm

    When the curators from Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) came calling two years ago, my husband, Ron Magid, had prepared for them a veritable smorgasbord of art by the gothic filmmaker Tim Burton. Among the fare sprawled across our dining room table was a pointy-eared cowl...

  • Riddler rumor names Gordon-Levitt, again

    By Adam Wills

    July 21, 2010 | 10:26 am

    The Riddler will be a villain in Chris Nolan’s next Batman installment, based on a source at Warner Bros. who claims to have read the casting grid for the film, according to First Showing. And the name of the “interested” actor listed on the grid to play said character: Joseph...

  • The Dark Knight and post-modernism

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 22, 2008 | 9:23 pm

    I’ve been waiting for tonight for about six months. In fact, three months ago when I first saw a trailer for the long-awaited “Dark Knight,” I no longer had much interest in the movie I had paid $10.75 for a midnight showing of. “Batman Begins” has been my favorite comic-book movie...

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