“Where the Wild Things Are” writer Maurice Sendak turns out to be the cranky Jewish grandfather fans of “The Colbert Report” wish they had.
Oscar nominations won’t be announced for another month, but at least one prediction can already be made with confidence: no Holocaust films will be among this year’s major contenders.
Americans have grown accustomed to seeing Israeli entertainment adapted for U.S. screens big and small, and now an Israeli production is making its way to the stage.
Two months after Helen Mirren tracked down a fictional war criminal in “The Debt,” plans are coming together for “Hunting Eichmann,” a thriller based on the Mossad’s real-life capture of Holocaust mastermind Adolf Eichmann. Deadline Hollywood reports that the director will be Brett Ratner, the Hebrew school-educated filmmaker best-known for the “Rush Hour” series and “X-Men: The Last Stand.” The new movie marks a surprising change of pace for Ratner, whose next release is Friday’s “Tower Heist,” a comedy starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy.
With its ratings in the basement, NBC is turning to religion — two of them, actually — for its next sitcom hit. Jews and Muslims will provide the humor in the network’s small-screen adaptation of “The Infidel,” a 2010 English movie about an adopted Muslim who discovers his biological parents were Jewish. New York Magazine’s Vulture blog reports that most of the creative team behind the movie will work on the TV series, as will the film’s star, Omar Djalili, who played the Jewish-born Muslim.
‘Footnote’ director Joseph Cedar arrives at Cannes Film Festival in May. Courtesy of Getty Images.
Another day, another round of embarrassment for the Netanyahu family.
Forget the usual slate of Israeli politicians - the country’s next prime minister could be Roseanne Barr.
You’d think a Jewish scientist would avoid making racial generalizations about noses, but that hasn’t stopped an Israeli professor from doing just that.
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