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  • Aaron Sorkin writes Steve Jobs biopic, ‘He has to be a hero’

    Aaron Sorkin is going to be the mind behind the new biographic film about Apple’s Steve Jobs. Sorkin, who wrote “The Social Network” said at the AllThingsD Conference in California that he prefers writing heroic characters, with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg being the only antihero he has ever written for. However he is still observing Jobs’ life and… More ▸

  • Oren Peli’s ‘Chernobyl Diaries’ was shot inside Nazi bunkers

    So here’s another creepy element to add to “Chernobyl Diaries,” the latest horror film by the Israeli creator of the “Paranormal Activity” trilogy. According to Oren Peli, instead of filming in Chernobyl itself, since it still contains nuclear dust from the incident, the set was an abandoned Soviet Air Force Base and tunnels under Belgrade, Serbia…. More ▸

  • G.I. Jews: Five American Jewish Soldiers From the Big Screen

    Memorial Day is this Monday, so we thought the right thing to do would be to pay tribute to five American Jewish soldiers from the big screen:
    1. Noah Ackerman (“The Young Lions”)

    Played by Montgomery Clift in the 1958 film, Noah Ackerman was a young Jew from the Bronx forced to deal with anti-Semitism coming from the enemy — but also in his own ranks. In a very emotional ending scene, Ackerman was forced to confront the horrors of the Holocaust as his company liberates a Nazi death camp. Added bonus: The movie also features Marlon Brando and Dean Martin.
    Find out who the rest are after the jump. More ▸

  • Sacha Baron Cohen, as himself

    Has Sacha Baron Cohen finally revealed himself? The actor, who isn’t usually seen in public not in one his of many personas, agreed to a rare interview as himself with the BBC. In the interview, he talks about why comedy is an inherent part of the Jewish identity, stating that “there is an emphasis on… More ▸

  • The Sacha Baron Cohen Favorite Character Poll

    Sacha Baron Cohen is coming up with a new movie, “The Dictator,” this weekend, and in case you were living under a rock for the past few months, promotion for the film has been very intense in a way only Baron Cohen can do it. We decided to look at Baron Cohen’s three most popular characters —… More ▸