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  • If Woody Allen directed ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ (VIDEO)

    As most of you may have heard by now, Disney bought George Lucas’ production company Lucasfilm for a whooping $4 billion last week. The meaning – the “Star Wars” franchise is now owned by Mickey Mouse & Co. — making Princess Leia a Disney princess. In addition, the new owners of Lucasfilm are now looking… More ▸

  • Steven Spielberg talks about facing anti-Semitism as a kid (VIDEO)

    On a revealing interview to “60 Minutes,” awarded filmmaker Steven Spielberg told the story of his childhood, and like most of the characters in his movies, it was anything but perfect. “I was a nerd in those days. Outsider, like the kid that played the clarinet in the band and in orchestra, which I did,” Spielberg told… More ▸

  • Larry David looks like a hippie Moses on the set of his new HBO movie

    New photos from the set of “Clear History,” the upcoming HBO film by Larry David, finally answers the question no one has ever asked – how David will look if he never shaved. Nevertheless, this hippie-Moses (or Gandalf, for the fantasy people) look looks promising, as well as the movie plot. David co-wrote “Clear History”… More ▸

  • Freddie Mercury film finally in the works starring Sacha Baron Cohen

    Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was reported to be cast as the late lead singer of British rock band “Queen” Freddie Mercury two years ago, and now there is finally more information about the interesting project. Last week, Queen guitarist Brian May (the man and the curls) posted an update about the film on his personal… More ▸

  • ‘The Canyons’ trailer featuring Lindsay Lohan and Jewish porn star James Deen (VIDEO)

    After a lot of talking and speculations, the first trailer for “The Canyons,” a “contemporary L.A. noir” style movie was released on Monday. The film, starring troubled actress Lindsay Lohan and Jewish porn star James Deen in his first non-X-rated film, focuses on “the dangers of sexual obsession and ambition, both personally and professionally, among a… More ▸

  • Israel’s Hadas Yaron named best actress at Venice Film Festival

    (Via JTA) – Israel’s Hadas Yaron won the Best Actress award at the 69th Venice Film Festival. Yaron received the award Saturday for her role in “Fill the Void,” which is set in Tel Aviv’s Chasidic community. Yaron plays Shira, an 18-year-old set to enter into an arranged marriage who must decide whether to marry… More ▸

  • ‘The Possession’ tops box office charts, second best Labor Day opening of all time

    The movie “The Possession,” which is based on the Jewish “Dybbuk,” had a successful opening weekend at the box office, grossing $21.3 million in America. The film, starring Matisyahu, Kyra Sedgwick, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Natasha Calis, was directed by Ole Bornedal and has already generated enough ticket sales to cover its $14 million budget — it… More ▸

  • Jon Turtletaub to direct film about a kid raised by whales

    For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Jewish director’s career, Turtletaub is behind the “National Treasure” series, “Phenomenon” starring John Travolta, and the ever-favorite movie “Cool Runnings.” And if you thought the story about the Jamaican bobsled team is the most inspiring Olympic movie, wait until you read about his upcoming movie “beached.”… More ▸