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  • Five reasons everyone’s hating on Jesse Eisenberg

    June 5, 2013 | 10:22 am

    Lately the “Now You See Me” actor has received lots of flak–from straight up “Jesse Eisenberg made female reporter cry” type headlines to more creative entries, such as Gawker’s “Dick or Not a Dick: Jesse Eisenberg.”

    What’s the deal? We decided to put our analyst hats on and take...

  • “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’s” Steven Berkoff:  ‘in yer face’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 18, 2011 | 10:25 pm

    Steven Berkoff, the actor, director and playwright who has achieved notoriety as the bad boy of Britain’s “in yer face” theater, was uncharacteristically apologetic as he arrived on the set of David Fincher’s American movie adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s international best...

  • Jesse Eisenberg’s five minutes in ‘Hell’

    By Lauren Bottner

    December 1, 2011 | 11:28 am

    Jesse Eisenberg, star of “The Social Network,” is making a point with his lawsuit against Lionsgate and Grindstone Entertainment regarding “Camp Hell.”  Eisenberg claims he had a minimal cameo role in the film and is emphatic that he does not want to be billed as a star of the horror...

  • Oscars 2011:  Top Jewish Moments [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 27, 2011 | 11:14 pm

    There was Aaron Sorkin’s win for scripting “The Social Network;” Natalie Portman’s for her turn as a deranged ballerina in “Black Swan;” David Seidler‘s for his original screenplay, “The King’s Speech;” Jesse Eisenberg vs. James Franco for best actor, with Colin Firth taking home...

  • Desperately Seeking Sorkin

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 20, 2011 | 3:09 pm

    I had this fantasy about Aaron Sorkin. It’s probably only natural that I should want to know him, because he is, after all, the most intelligent and sharp-witted writer working in Hollywood today. His prestige began with “A Few Good Men” (1992), surged with his creation of the 1999...

  • How True is “The Social Network:” Ask Executive Producer Kevin Spacey [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 10, 2011 | 3:40 pm

    With the continuing discussion surrounding the Facebook saga “The Social Network” – specifically how true the film is or isn’t – I sought some answers about the film’s veracity with Kevin Spacey, whose Trigger Street Productions produced the movie.

    Over lox and eggs at...

  • Lessons from “The Social Network”

    By Misha Henckel

    January 30, 2011 | 2:41 pm

    “The Social Network” is mostly a commentary on the life and personality of Facebook creator, Mark Zuckerberg. I finally watched it last night. Based on reports and reviews, I was prepared to despise the man. Instead, I felt nothing but admiration, and in all honesty a little bit of...

  • Golden Globes 2011:  The Jewish nominees

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 14, 2010 | 5:01 pm

    “The King’s Speech”—which today snagged seven Golden Globe Awards nominations, the most of any contending film – is the brainchild of British screenwriter and nominee David Seidler, whose flight from the Nazis and Jewish family trauma partly inspired the movie.  Other...

  • Who does Aaron Sorkin really hate?

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 20, 2010 | 10:35 am

    In “The Social Network,” writer Aaron Sorkin insinuates that one of the central drives behind Mark Zuckerberg’s development of Facebook was the hot-blooded pursuit of women.

    Only, Sorkin’s script presents such a narrow, hackneyed view of women — they are either...

  • The Social Network

    By Rob Eshman

    October 6, 2010 | 10:39 am

    If you’ve ever heard me give a speech, you’ve heard me tell this story. It’s a good one, with the added quality of being true.

    A few years ago, a reader called my assistant and demanded I return his call immediately.

    I moaned — what editor isn’t used to returning those...

  • Jesse Eisenberg and “The Social Network”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 1, 2010 | 12:54 pm

    At one point in “The Social Network,” Facebook founder-to-be Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) insists, “I’m not going back to ‘Caribbean Night’ at AEPi (the Jewish fraternity).” Here’s Eisenberg’s take on that line –as well as his own Jewish background – as told to...

  • ‘The Social Network’: One talented misfit plays another

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 28, 2010 | 7:47 pm

    Jesse Eisenberg was practically born to play Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, the prickly antihero of “The Social Network.”

    Like his character, Eisenberg is 26, Jewish, fiercely bright, hails from a middle-class New York home and is testament to the idea that smart nerds will...