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    By Zoe Hewitt

    October 24, 2016 | 11:44 am

    This week I review JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK.  It’s the sequel to the 2012 movie JACK REACHER also starring Tom Cruise in the title role.  This time around he teams up with Major Susan Turner, played by Cobie Smulders (“Agents of SHIELD”, “Avengers”) as they both try to clear...

  • Edge of Tomorrow: At 91, Grandma reflects on the state of the world and her soul for Rosh Hashanah

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 23, 2014 | 3:51 pm

    "It’s been such a lousy year,” my grandmother said when I asked her what she thought I should write for my Rosh Hashanah column.

    It was a cloudy Sunday night in Miami and we had just finished watching the Tom Cruise movie “Edge of Tomorrow,” in which Cruise is forced to repeat...

  • Did Katie Holmes file for divorce to shield the kids from Scientology?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 30, 2012 | 10:54 am

    Normally, I think that only Us Weekly readers care about a celebrity divorce. But yesterday’s shocking news that marriage just wasn’t working for Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise has shaken another community: Scientologists.

    It’s been a tough few years for Scientology, which has been...

  • Adam Shankman melds worry with chutzpah in ‘Rock of Ages’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 13, 2012 | 1:35 pm

    Five years ago, at Sadie Sandler’s first birthday party, at the estate of her father, Adam Sandler, filmmaker Adam Shankman was sitting in a plastic toddler’s chair when he was startled by another guest who sat down beside him.

    “He said, ‘Hi, I’m Tom Cruise,’ and I freaked out,”...

  • Jewish nose-job doctor courts controversy with “Jewcan Sam” music video [VIDEO]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 20, 2012 | 12:28 pm

    You know what’s better than a dentist who converts to Judaism just for the jokes?

    An Orthodox Jewish plastic surgeon who hires a Jewish punk rock band to write a song promoting nose jobs that trucks in Jewish stereotypes, then hires a Jewish director to direct the music video...

  • NEWS FLASH: Everyone Loves Jewish People!

    By Ilana Angel

    November 17, 2011 | 9:20 am

    I have written a lot of stories for JewishJournal.com. It’s been two and a half years of five to ten blogs a week, not including the stories I’ve written for the weekly Jewish Journal publication.  That is a lot of material and when I go back and look through it all, I am both...

  • Adam Sandler proposes wife swap with Tom Cruise

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 10, 2011 | 11:34 am

    Actor Adam Sandler is a reasonable guy.  Hence his agreement with Tom Cruise that anything he does with Cruise’s wife, Katie Holmes, in his new movie “Jack and Jill”, Cruise is more than welcome to do with Sandler’s wife, Jackie Sandler. Sounds fair, especially to Mrs. Sandler...

  • Letters to the Editor: Survivor’s pension, Philanthropy, Passover Seder, Jane Harman, Tom Cruise

    May 3, 2011 | 7:08 pm

    Holocaust Survivors’ Pensions

    We appreciate The Jewish Journal’s recognition of the work being done by Bet Tzedek’s Holocaust Survivors Justice Network (HSJN) (“Holocaust Survivors Win Modest Pensions,” April 29). However, there were some glaring omissions that merit...

  • Should the Simon Wiesenthal Center honor Tom Cruise?

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 14, 2011 | 9:54 pm

    Let’s for a moment put aside the indelible image of Tom Cruise giddily love-jumping on Oprah’s couch. Even slightly deranged movie stars deserve to fall in love.

    Let’s instead go with another image, perhaps also perplexing to digest, but one the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum...

  • The plot to kill Hitler becomes a Tom Cruise thriller

    By Tom Tugend

    December 18, 2008 | 3:19 am

    "Valkyrie" is a historical thriller of considerable merit that mines the seemingly inexhaustible supply of movie plots rooted in Hitler's reign and World War II.

    Directed by Bryan Singer and loaded with Tom Cruise's star power, as well as exploding ammunition, the film reconstructs...

  • Q & A With Bahar Soomekh

    By Karmel Melamed

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Persian Jewish actress Bahar Soomekh earned some serious attention last year when she played a young Iranian in "Crash," the Academy Award winner for best picture. She's now appearing in an even bigger role -- playing alongside Tom Cruise in the thriller, "M:I:III." On the eve of the...

  • Minority Report

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    July 4, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Would I really care to know the future? Facing lung cancer, I am periodically asked, "How long do you have?" I respond, "How about you? How long do you have?"

    No one of us knows the number of our days, or anything else for sure. A fortuneteller in New York read my Tarot cards.