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  • The Holocaust, the Mideast, cons and Americana

    November 25, 2013 | 5:02 pm

    Scattered amid this year’s more traditional holiday fare are some ambitious, profound and illuminating films that should intrigue the discriminating audience.

    Among these is “The Last of the Unjust,” a rabbi accused of collaborating with the Nazis, from noted French-Jewish...

  • Ben Stiller to star in HBO series about Jewish family

    January 24, 2012 | 3:18 pm

    Ben Stiller reportedly has signed on to direct, produce and star in an HBO original series about a Jewish family called “All Talk.”

    The script is being written by Jonathan Safran Foer and the series, set in Washington, will co-star Alan Alda.

    According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show is billed as “politically, religiously, culturally, intellectually and sexually irreverent.

    Shooting is set to begin in the fall.

  • 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...

  • What is Wrong With Brett Ratner? - UPDATED

    By Ilana Angel

    November 7, 2011 | 11:50 pm

    Brett Ratner has all the qualities in a man that should make a woman run in the other direction.  According to several reports, including here at The Jewish Journal, he has a massive ego, a small penis, and no respect for women.  He also likes to throw out gay slurs.  He is a Jew, so...

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  • Two Jews on Film: ‘Tower Heist’ review

    November 4, 2011 | 2:02 pm

    All I can say is…thank the Movie Gods for Eddie Murphy…because he single handedly put the funny in this new so-called, comedy entitled, ‘Tower Heist’, directed by Brett Ratner.

    So here’s the story in a nut shell…

    There’s this super sleazy, super rich, Wall Street dude named, Arthur...

  • Meet the “Parents” of Little Fockers

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 21, 2010 | 11:27 pm

    “Little Fockers,” the third in the franchise about a Jewish nurse (Ben Stiller) with a formidable non-Jewish father-in-law (Robert De Niro) opens Dec. 22, again starring Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand as Gaylord “Greg” Focker’s over-the-top parents.  The reviews so far...

  • Ben Stiller’s Greenberg

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 15, 2010 | 2:05 pm

    Before the “Night at the Museum” and “Meet the Parents” franchises made Ben Stiller one of the biggest comic superstars of his generation, the actor played the dramatic lead in a riveting independent film, “Permanent Midnight,” based on Jerry Stahl’s memoir of battling...

  • Guilt Trip: Why Didn’t this ‘Sammy’ Run?

    By Susan Freudenheim

    September 1, 2009 | 8:58 pm

    If you ever doubted that Hollywood can run a good Jewish guilt trip on even the best known among us, read Ben Stiller and Jerry Stahl on Huffington Post. Nearly a month after the death of legendary author/screenwriter Budd Schulberg (he died on Aug. 5 at 95), and 13 years after they...

  • MUSIC VIDEO: ‘All I want for Christmas is Jews’

    December 20, 2008 | 1:24 am

    Relax—it’s comedy

    Approximate lyrics:

    ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS… JEWS
    I just want you for my own
    More than you could ever know
    Make my wish come true
    All I want for Christmas is…
    Jews

    I wont ask for much this Christmas
    I dont even wish for snow
    Just want a Jew who runs show...

  • Shocking Discovery

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I was cross when I arrived at The Jewish Journal on Oct. 9, 1986. I had earned a master's degree in journalism at Northwestern University and had fantasized about becoming an arts writer (at least eventually) for, say, The New Yorker. Also, I was a bad Jew, having been turned off by...

  • Sex, Drugs and…Lots of Jews?

    November 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Sex, Drugs and...Lots of Jews?

    In the introduction to his new book, Guy Oseary - the maverick Maverick music exec responsible for signing Alanis Morrissette and Prodigy onto Madonna's label (which he now runs) - writes, "I was born in Israel and moved to the United States when I was 8...

  • Hollywood’s Boy

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 1, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Looking studiously at the floor during a recent interview, Ben Stiller came off less the Hollywood "It" dude than the cute, shy guy you had a crush on at Jewish summer camp. The slight 5'7" actor has intense, crystalline blue-green eyes, three days' growth of beard, graying temples,...
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