Actress/comedian Whoopi Goldberg managed to distort the Holocaust again during the press tour to promote the UK release of Till. Goldberg’s comments came during an interview with The Times. The article is paywalled but Times of Israel picked up on her comments. It isn’t uncommon for publicists to request beforehand that journalists not mention a topic. Maybe it’s time for Goldberg’s publicist to make sure that the Holocaust is off limits? It’s clear as day…"Whoopi Goldberg Distorts Holocaust Again"
Till is not an easy film to watch but this country still has a horrible problem with racism some 65 years after Emmett Till’s murder. The best way to go into this film is to know that you’re going to leave the theater feeling upset. You’re going to leave the theater with feelings of anger and the question of why is it ever okay to kill anyone, let alone an all-white jury just let the…"Till is Devastating But Essential Viewing"
Star Trek: Picard sees the Starfleet veteran travel back in time to 2024 in order to prevent a divergence in the timeline and save the future. Season 2 of Picard pulls out all the stops with no shortages of actors reprising their roles. The first season brought back a few of the Enterprise crew as we saw what Picard was up to. This time around, he’s the chancellor of the Starfleet Academy as the season…"Star Trek: Picard – Season 2"
Instead of suspending Whoopi Goldberg from The View, ABC would have done better to encourage more Holocaust education in programming. The thing that comes with being a Jewish critic means always having to chime in when a celebrity makes antisemitic comments or denies/distorts the Holocaust. Here I am once again finding myself writing about Whoopi Goldberg. Personally, I felt her apology on Tuesday’s episode of The View was satisfactory. It felt like she had shown…"Whoopi Goldberg, the Holocaust, and Education"
Following Monday’s comments on The View and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Whoopi Goldberg apologized for her Holocaust comments. Whoopi Goldberg started off Tuesday’s airing of The View with the following remarks: “So yesterday on our show, I misspoke and I tweeted about it last night but I kind of want you to hear it from me directly. I said something that I feel a responsibility for not leaving unexamined, because my words upset…"Whoopi Goldberg Apologizes for Holocaust Comments on The View"
While Whoopi Goldberg posted an apology on Twitter yesterday evening, it came after taping an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The Late Show posted the clip of their conversation on YouTube. One comment that Goldberg makes is that the Nazis couldn’t tell who was Jewish. Colbert asked her if the Nazis saw it as race. It’s very clear that Goldberg sees race through an American lens because her response was “Most of…"Whoopi Goldberg Doubles Down On The Late Show"
During a debate about the recent ban of Maus, Whoopi Goldberg discussed the Holocaust on The View and got the facts wrong in doing so. Goldberg said the following about the Holocaust: “The Holocaust isn’t about race. No. It’s not about race.” It gets further infuriating shortly thereafter when Goldberg said: “Well, this is white people doing it to white people. So, this is y’all go fight amongst yourselves.” Whoopi Goldberg is wrong, wrong, and,…"Whoopi Goldberg Is Wrong About the Holocaust"
Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It is an eye-opening documentary exploring the life of EGOT winner Rita Moreno. Rita Moreno is among the select few to receive the EGOT. She also is a recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and many more. The list of honors goes on and on. But awards are not all there is to her story. She persevered in the industry…"Sundance 2021: Rita Moreno"
Ghost is officially added to the Paramount Presents line today with a limited edition Blu-ray in honor of the film’s 30th anniversary. Jerry Zucker is probably the last filmmaker anybody could think when it comes to directing the film. Ten years before the release, Zucker was also behind hit comedy spoof Airplane! in 1980. In fact, Zucker tells of how screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin cried when he learned the Airplane! director would be making the…"Ghost Added To Paramount Presents Line For 30th"
With a photo-realistic adaptation on the way, beloved Disney animated classic The Lion King celebrated 25 years last month. Once upon a time, filmmakers John Musker and Ron Clements passed on doing The Lion King. Their loss is Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff’s gain. While the duo went on to give us Aladdin, they felt that nobody wanted to see a movie about lions in the jungle. How did this work out? Not only would…"The Lion King: A Beloved Disney Animated Classic"