Social Network star Eisenberg sues film company

By Jennifer Lipman, December 1, 2011

The Academy Award-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg is suing a film company for false advertising about his involvement.

Mr Eisenberg can be seen for less than five minutes on screen in the horror film Camp Hell. He filmed his scenes in just one day and claims he was not paid well for the work.


Streisand to sing for Israeli soldiers

By Jennifer Lipman, November 30, 2011

Barbra Streisand is to entertain Israeli soldiers for an evening next week.

The globally celebrated star will perform at a gala dinner organised by friends of the IDF in Los Angeles on December 8.

Among the more than 1,000 guests will be the former IDF chief of staff, Gabi Ashkenazi, and Seinfeld actor Jason Alexander.


Why Twilight is actually a Jewish story

By Lauren Davidson, November 25, 2011

I recently made the bold move of going public about my love for Twilight. I argued that it was a classic tale of love and loss, much like my favourite book Wuthering Heights, but I'm starting to think that my attraction to the franchise is rooted in something deeper.


Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt star in 50/50

By Jennifer Lipman, November 24, 2011

Director Jonathan Levine's film follows Adam, a 27-year-old diagnosed with cancer, in the bittersweet comedy starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Amjelica Huston and Anna Kendrick. The film is released in the UK on November 25.


Seth Rogen's treatment for cancer? See the funny side

By Stephen Applebaum, November 24, 2011

Seth Rogen cannot help seeing the funny side of life. "I don't try to find it, it just happens," he says. "I can't remember the number of times somebody's been telling me a movie idea they have and I think it's a comedy, and it's not. Someone'll go: 'There's this guy who's hit by a car and he has to get his leg cut off', and I'll go: 'That sounds hilarious!' It's just how my brain hears things."


Hall of Fame: Richard Schiff

November 23, 2011

"Everywhere we go here, I see there's a mission that's clearly related to the absolute necessity for security and survival that we forget about in the rest of the world.

"I’m grateful to witness it firsthand and bring those stories back."


Steve Jobs could get Sorkin Social Network treatment

By Jennifer Lipman, November 23, 2011

The writer of the Academy Award-winning film about Facebook is considering writing a biopic about Apple founder Steve Jobs.


Sarah's Key: exclusive clip

By Jennifer Lipman, November 22, 2011

Sarah's Key, the adaptation of the bestselling book by Tatiana de Rosnay, about the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup of 1942 and an American journalist who discovers a heartbreaking Holocaust-era secret, is released on DVD on November 28.

Watch an exclusive clip of the film to find out more.


Mila Kunis goes to the ball with soldier suitor

By Jennifer Lipman, November 22, 2011

Actress Mila Kunis has made the dreams of an American soldier come true after she attended the Marine Corps Ball on his arm.

The Jewish star, whose films include Black Swan and Friends With Benefits, agreed to accompany Sgt Scott Moore to the event in July, after he posted a plea to her on YouTube. The video went viral within days and has now been viewed almost four million times.


Spielberg takes on Moses

By Jessica Elgot, November 18, 2011

Schindler’s List director Steven Spielberg is to make a film about the life of Moses, 53 years after Charlton Heston’s Ten Commandments.

The Jewish director is currently in talks to film “Gods And Kings”, a screenplay by Michael Green and Stuart Hazeldine, which covers the whole of Moses’ life from a baby in the bulrushes, to the burning bush and the emancipation from Egypt.