Worked With:

Al Pacino


James Spader


Jennifer Garner


Diane Keaton


Woody Allen


Steve Martin


Nicole Kidman


Gabriel Byrne


Philip Seymour Hoffman


Parker Posey


Anne Hathaway


Steve Carell

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Two Jews' Review 'The Big Year' And Both Find This One Is For The Birds (Video)

October 13th, 2011 11:00am EDT
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Two Jews on Flim - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: What does a Fork tailed Flycatch, a Yellow Crested Finch and a Pink Footed Goose have in common with Jack Black, Owen Wilson and Steve Martin? They are all in a new comedy called 'The Big Year', directed by David Frankel (Devil Wears Prada)

The Big Year refers to a real life competition where birders (people who are obsessed with our feathery friends) race to see, who can spot the most species of birds, within a calendar year.

Sounds exciting? Well if it does, then this is the film for you to see.

When 'The Big Year' begins, we meet thre...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Rabbit Hole'

April 19th, 2011 11:00am EDT
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Deep, dark and dreary – all made better with Blu-ray?! (Or maybe not!) We’re taking a look at the Nicole Kidman/Aaron Eckhart drama "Rabbit Hole" hitting shelves April 19.

Title: "Rabbit Hole"

Grade: 2 1/2

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest

Director: John Cameron Mitchell

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 92 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate

Website: www.rabbitholefilm.com

The Flick: "Rabbit Hole" is a film with gloomy acting, hard-hitting emotion and a dark underbelly – not exactly an enjoyable night out at the movies. Meaning while there are some high quality p...
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Review:'Rabbit Hole' 'Two Jews On Film Go Their Separate Ways On This One (Video)

December 15th, 2010 10:13am EST
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'Rabbit Hole,' directed by John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) is written by acclaimed playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. He adapted the script from his Pultzer Prize winning play of the same name. The film stars Nicole Kidman as Becca Corbet and Aaron Eckhardt as her husband, Howie. The Corbett family's safe and comfortable suburban world has been turned upside down. Eight months ago, their six year old son was killed in an accident. They are both fighting, in different ways. to regain their life in the face of tragedy. Becca finds pain in the familiar, while Howie finds co...
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2011 Early Oscar Predictions: And The Oscar May Go To...

October 27th, 2010 12:10pm EDT
Bridges,_Jeff
Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away. And only a few days after that, critics groups will start doling out year-end best-of movie awards. Oscar season is officially underway.

This is the time of the season where anything could happen. But in just five weeks or so, most films’ Oscar prospects will be much, much clearer. Only a few things are virtually certain: ‘The Social Network’ will ride its buzz to a Best Picture nomination, and Jeff Bridges will be in the Best Actor race for the second consecutive year. Oh, and Sandra Bullock will not be so lucky.

Let’s break it down by the majo...
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The 61st Emmy Awards: Who Should Win And Who Will Win

September 18th, 2009 3:44pm EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
You may have forgotten since there is about a 47-month lull between the nomination announcements and the actual awards ceremony, but the Primetime Emmy Awards are coming to your living room on Sunday evening with everybody’s favorite human being, Neil Patrick Harris, serving as host for the evening.

Hopefully, the choice of somebody known for being funny and having talents that extend beyond being able to sit still for a perfect haircut and remembering the names of contestants will show a marked improvement in the quality of the ceremony with the return to Emmy ceremonies of yore where b...
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Emmy Nomination Surprises, Snubs And Shouldn't Be Nominated

July 16th, 2009 3:17pm EDT
How I Met Your Mother
To paraphrase Ned Flanders, apparently an Emmy nomination is easier to get than an acceptance letter from Arizona State.

This morning, Emmy tried to one-up Oscar's new rule of ten by including six nominees in the acting categories and a whopping seven in the series categories. Yes, if you made a television series this year, or appeared on one, chances are you heard your name called in North Hollywood this morning.

With so many nominess, it seems impossible that any deserving performances or series were left out. Right? Sadly, no. And, of course, there are plenty of nominees who sh...
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Emmy Nominations Announced: '30 Rock' & 'Mad Men' Lead The Pack

July 16th, 2009 9:45am EDT
30 Rock
Tina Fey's "30 Rock" led the pack this morning with 22 Emmy nominations, while "Mad Men" tops the drama pack with 16 nominations. TV movie "Grey Gardens" garnered 17 nominations, and "Into the Storm" received 14 nominations.

Check out the nominees in major categories for the 61st annual Primetime Emmy Awards:

COMEDY SERIES

"Entourage"

"Family Guy

"Flight of the Conchords"

"How I Met Your Mother"

"The Office"

"30 Rock"

"Weeds"

DRAMA SERIES

"Big Love"

"Breaking Bad"

"Damages"

"Dexter"

"House"

"Lost"

"Mad Men"

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Bryan Cr...
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Johnny Depp's Best & Worst Films - Do You Agree?

June 30th, 2009 9:36am EDT
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The problem with an actor like Johnny Depp is finding movies in his history that aren't fantastic. Then you have to consider the movies that aren't that good, but that he was great in anyway (which covers basically everything else).

The truth is, this Kentucky-born actor is one of the best in his or anyone's generation, and he also is an accomplished producer, director, screenwriter, and yes, even has quite a set of singing pipes. Good thing he's just so unattractive or he might just be the perfect Hollywood hunk ... oh wait. He's gorgeous. Damn you, Johnny Depp!

Here's a look at so...
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Complete List Of Emmy Winners

September 22nd, 2008 9:33am EDT
30 Rock
Complete list of winners at Sunday's 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:

— Drama Series: "Mad Men," AMC.

— Comedy Series: "30 Rock," NBC.

— Actor, Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad," AMC.

— Actress, Drama Series: Glenn Close, "Damages," FX.

— Actor, Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock," NBC.

— Actress, Comedy Series: Tina Fey, "30 Rock," NBC.

— Reality-Competition Program: "The Amazing Race."

— Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Jeff Probst - "Survivor."

— Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Z...
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Who Will & Who Should Win An Emmy

September 18th, 2008 9:22am EDT
30 Rock
Ah, the Emmys, the most entertaining awards show and often the most frustrating. Why is it so frustrating? Because the voters get it wrong. They get the winners wrong more often than casual sports bettors. In fact, they get it so wrong that predicting the winners is often a fool's errand since it's impossible to determine what will strike the Academy's fancy as the reasons for their choices are as mystifying as the results.

Luckily, Starpulse.com has one such fool. So it's time for a round of everybody's favorite game: Who Will Win and Who Should Win?

Best Comedy Series Nomine...
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Emmy Nominations Reaction: Who Was Snubbed, Who Shouldn't Be A Nominee

July 18th, 2008 9:13am EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
With the writer's strike a distant memory and an exciting new fall season dead ahead, we're finally ready to celebrate TV again. And what better way than with a lavish awards show?

Yes, the Emmy nominations were revealed at dawn in Los Angeles Thursday morning in a delightful little ceremony that saw Neil Patrick Harris and Kristin Chenoweth squeeze about two-dozen jokes in between their reading off the teleprompter.

There were surprises leading to gasps from the press, and plenty of nominations they all saw coming. Newcomer "Mad Men" led the drama category with 16 nominations w...
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TV Stars Who Deserve Emmy Nominations On July 17, Part 1

July 8th, 2008 11:55am EDT
Boston Legal
Last week, I helped the Emmy panelists decide upon which series to cast their vote for, and now it's the actors' turn.

The Emmy blue ribbon panel received a group of lists from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences last week. These were top ten lists from which they were to select the five nominees for the big Emmy show. They will view select episodes from each nominee and base their decision on what they see.

It's nigh on impossible to glean an accurate impression from a small sample, especially when it comes to acting. Many characters are given complex arcs from which the...
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'In Treatment' Features Stellar Writing, Directing & Performances

March 21st, 2008 9:06am EDT
In Treatment
In Treatment, the powerful HBO series, stars Gabriel Byrne as Dr. Paul Westin, a middle-aged therapist who runs a practice out of his home, and it's probably the best thing on television. Although the series is nearing the end of its first season, it's something you should watch on demand, next season, or if and when there is a DVD release.

There are no car chases. There are no scenes at the 'Bing with strippers on poles perved on by older, Italian Americans. There are no sex scenes or ones with Sharon Stone crossing her legs with the guy who played Newman on Seinfeld squirming in h...
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All The Elements Are In Place For 'Jezebel James' To Be A Quality Sitcom

March 18th, 2008 8:44am EDT
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"The Return of Jezebel James" debuted this week with a two-part premiere featuring the pilot and the series' second episode. FOX, in their infinite wisdom, chose to bury these first two installments in the abyss of the Friday night timeslot, which is really a shame as the series begins on a very strong note.

"James" is the return to television for Amy Sherman-Palladino. She is best as the auteur behind "Gilmore Girls". Previously she wrote for more conventional sitcoms including "Roseanne" and "Veronica's Closet." Her new show brings many of the elements from "Gilmore Girls" into th...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

January 28th, 2008 8:16am EST
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Monday, Jan. 28

Fashion Police (E!, 8 p.m.) - Relive all the fashion blunders and triumphs from the 2008 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards with hosts Debbie Matenopoulos, Jay Manuel and Peter Ishkhans.

Gossip Girl Revealed (The CW, 8 p.m.) - The CW reairs the pilot with exclusive cast interviews, deleted scenes, commentaries, fashion scoop and more. Perfect for the uninitiated and loyal fans starving for more.

In Treatment (HBO, 9:30 p.m.) - Gabriel Byrne stars as a therapist dealing with four patients and a therapist of his own. The series, co-starring Dianne Wiest, Melissa G...
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Mandy Moore And Billy Crudup Star In 'Dedication,' On DVD February 12

January 25th, 2008 8:34am EST
Dedication
An emotionally complex author meets a blessing in disguise in the hip romantic comedy Dedication, arriving on DVD just in time for Valentine's Day on February 12th from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company.

The directorial debut of actor Justin Theroux ("Six Feet Under", Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle), Dedication is a modern love story starring multitalented artist Mandy Moore (Saved!, License to Wed, A Walk to Remember), Billy Crudup (Almost Famous, Stage Beauty, Mission: Impossible III), and Academy Award® nominee Tom Wilkinson (Cassandra's Dream, Michael Clayton, In The Bed...
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Dianne Wiest Joins 'The Return of Jezebel James'

September 6th, 2007 1:15pm EDT
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Award-winning actress Dianne Wiest will have a recurring role on The Return Of Jezebel James, the new Amy Sherman-Palladino comedy premiering midseason on FOX. Wiest plays "Talia," the mother of Sarah (Parker Posey) and Coco (Lauren Ambrose) Tompkins.

The Return Of Jezebel James follows Sarah Tompkins (Posey), who has everything a fancy girl could want in life: her own imprint at HarperCollins' children's division; a big brownstone in Hoboken; a young, energetic and only slightly terrified assistant, Buddy (Michael Arden); and a perfect, no-strings-attached relationship with successful...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 28

March 28th, 2007 3:00am EDT
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Happy Birthday to "Save the Last Dance" actress Julia Stiles (1981), rapper Mr. Cheeks (1971), "Wedding Crashers" star Vince Vaughn (1970), late Asian history author Iris Chang (1968; d. 2004), country singer Reba McEntire (1955), actress Dianne Wiest (1948), "The White Shadow" star Ken Howard (1944), and British child star Freddie Bartholomew (1924; d. 1992).
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 28

March 28th, 2006 3:00am EST
Vince Vaughn
Happy Birthday to "Save the Last Dance" actress Julia Stiles (1981), rapper Mr. Cheeks (1971), "Wedding Crashers" star Vince Vaughn (1970), late Asian history author Iris Chang (1968; d. 2004), country singer Reba McEntire (1955), actress Dianne Wiest (1948), "The White Shadow" star Ken Howard (1944), and British child star Freddie Bartholomew (1924; d. 1992).
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