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  • Gal Gadot on Wonder Woman casting

    December 30, 2013 | 11:28 am

    Gal Gadot, the Israeli supermodel recently cast as Wonder Woman in the upcoming movie “Man of Steel,” opened up on an Israeli talk show about her new role.

    The slender Gadot has received significant criticism from Wonder Woman fans about her physique. Some claim she is too thin...

  • You know you’re a boomer if ...

    By Pat Sierchio

    July 19, 2013 | 10:55 am

    — You grew up believing that eating all your vegetables would help starving children in China.

    — You took an Iowa Test with a No. 2 pencil in school … and that’s all you ever knew about Iowa.

    — When you were a child, your favorite television shows were hosted by clowns, cowboys...

  • ‘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...

  • Superman is a Jewish Fantasy

    By Nolan Lebovitz

    June 18, 2013 | 2:42 pm

    This past week my wife surprised me with tickets to the new Superman movie “Man of Steel” for my birthday.  So late Saturday night, we sat in a packed movie theater to watch the reboot of the famous franchise begin.  I loved it.  I love Superman.  And I love the way this film...

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  • Review: ‘Man Of Steel’

    By Joan Alperin-Schwartz

    June 12, 2013 | 7:30 pm

    Superman/Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a guy with...angst...a great deal of angst. He wants to fly around the planet and save people, but thanks to his earth daddy, Jonathon Kent (Kevin Costner) he's afraid to do that.

    What? Superman afraid? Yep or maybe paranoid is a...

  • Jewish roots of the ‘Man of Steel’

    June 12, 2013 | 3:26 pm

    Seventy-five years after bursting into the world of comic books, something still feels Jewish about Superman.

    That’s not just because he was created by two Jewish teens from Cleveland, writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, who debuted comic books’ first costumed superhero...

  • Six reasons why Superman is Jesus in ‘Man of Steel’

    By Jay Firestone

    June 12, 2013 | 12:24 pm

    Last night I attended a press screening of the latest installment of the Superman franchise, “Man of Steel,” directed by Zack Snyder and produced by "Batman" director Christopher Nolan. 

    An avid comic book fan, I expected one of two portrayals of Superman. 

    Jewish or Jesus.

    ...
  • June 12, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 12, 2013 | 3:35 am

    The US

    Headline: Iran emerging as victor in Syrian conflict

    To Read: History Professor Joseph Loconte believes that when it comes to Egypt the US' words are no match for its actions-

    Secretary of State John Kerry said last week that the United States was "deeply concerned"...

  • June 1-7

    By Ryan Torok

    May 31, 2013 | 10:44 am

    SAT JUNE 1 

    LOS ANGELES JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 

    More than 20 dramas, documentaries, comedies, foreign language films and shorts will be shown at seven venues from Thousand Oaks to Beverly Hills. Highlights at the eighth annual L.A. Jewish Film Festival include tonight’s...

  • Michael Shannon on ‘The Iceman’ by Israeli filmmaker Ariel Vromen

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 26, 2013 | 11:25 am

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  • 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...

  • Superman is Jewish?: People of the comic book

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    November 8, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Nothing is quite so purely American as the comic book, which is why it will come as a surprise to some readers to discover that philosopher Harry Brod regards Superman and Spider-Man and many other comic-book characters to be uniquely Jewish artifacts that offer crucial insights...

  • Superman belongs to DC Comics, judge affirms

    October 18, 2012 | 9:13 am

    The heirs of Superman co-creator Joe Shuster do not have the right to reclaim copyrights to the popular character, a federal judge ruled.

    Wednesday's ruling in California gives DC Comics, owned by Warner Bros., all rights to Superman for books, movies, television and other...

  • Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer to play Superman’s mom

    September 26, 2011 | 11:42 am

    Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer will portray Superman’s Kryptonian mother in the Superman movie sequel.

    Zurer reportedly will replace Julia Ormond, who left the film for unknown reasons, in the role of Lara Lor-Van. Zurer has starred in “Angels & Demons” and “Munich.”

    Russell Crowe is portraying Superman’s Kryptonian father, Jor-El. Superman is being played by the British actor Henry Cavill.

    Production on the film, which is scheduled for release in the summer of 2013, has begun.

  • Superman fans save Siegel-Shuster house

    By Adam Wills

    October 1, 2008 | 10:36 am

    The city of Cleveland declared the childhood home of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel to be a landmark in 1986, but the place is falling apart 22 years later. An online auction that ended Tuesday has raised more than $100,000, double the amount needed to fix up the Man of Steel’s...

  • Briefs: Cancer helps Olmert poll numbers, Mrs. El Presidente in Argentina—still good for the Jews

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Olmert's Popularity Buoyed by Cancer

    Ehud Olmert's disclosure that he has prostate cancer edged up his approval ratings. A poll commissioned by Yediot Achronot after Olmert's surprise announcement Monday found that 41 percent of Israelis "appreciate" his performance as prime...

  • ‘Superman’ Director Lives Out His Dream

    By Robert David Jaffee

    June 22, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Whether you're an immigrant or you're born in the heartland, at some point we all feel like an alien."

    Those are not the words of an immigration rights attorney but rather of filmmaker Bryan Singer, whose last three films, the first two editions of "X-Men" and the upcoming...

  • A Super ‘Schmooze’ Move

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The unforgettable superheroes of comic strips became the stuff of endless Hollywood big-budget sequels. But more often than not, they began in the fevered imaginations of struggling young Jewish guys, whose wildest dreams could be hemmed in only by four panels and black ink.

    "In June...

  • Briefs

    By David Finnigan

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Christopher Reeve, 'Superman' Star and Hero in Israel, Dies

    With his death Sunday night, actor Christopher Reeve of "Superman" fame ended his valiant fight against paralysis at the age of 52.

    Reeve, who became a hero to Israelis during a visit last year, fell into a coma at his New...

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