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Re: “A Journey To Planet Sanity

looks amazing!

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Posted by Pat Ortner on 10/29/2013 at 6:13 AM

Re: “A Love That Hurts

The best film I've ever seen.

Posted by Walter V. Marshall on 09/05/2013 at 11:11 PM

Re: “Beware of Mr. Baker

I can't tell you how fascinating this was. This is a must see for all Cream fans and if you have read the biographies of Ginger, Eric, and Jack.

Posted by stillastillsfan on 03/21/2013 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Queen of the Lot

Queen of the Lot is set in modern-day Hollywood and stars Tanna Frederick, Noah Wyle and Christopher Rydell. In this sequel to Hollywood Dreams, Margie Chizek has achieved B movie success with her action hero films under her new name, Maggie Chase. But she's also gotten into trouble having had a few DUIs and now she's under house arrest - ankle bracelet and all. She's driven in her quest for A-list fame as evidenced by her obsession with her Google points. She's got more points than her home state of Iowa but far less than Angelina Jolie and that's got to change. She has to be Queen of the Lot - just like Norma Shearer. 
 
Zack Norman and David Proval reprise their Hollywood Dreams roles as Kaz and Caesar, the hotshot gay Hollywood producers who discovered Maggie. They are still "married" (to each other) and funnier than ever. Maggie asks them if she can stay at their mansion for a while because she can't stand being stuck in her apartment on house arrest with the press dogging her. They agree and she gets police permission to stay with them.
 
Maggie asks Kaz and Caesar if her boyfriend (an already established star) Dov Lambert (Christopher Rydell), can stay, too. Dov is a half-wit who hails from Hollywood royalty. Enter Aaron Lambert (Noah Wyle), Dov's brother, a failed writer and black sheep of the family, who is sent to fetch Dov to help with a family crisis.   
 
Is there really such a thing as a functional family? I don't think I've ever met one. Dov takes Maggie home to meet the family, headed by charismatic patriarch Louis Lambert (played with great depth by Jack Heller). At dinner, Dov introduces Maggie to everyone, including his sort-of estranged wife (Daisy White). What happens at large dysfunctional family dinners (as in Jaglom's Last Summer in the Hamptons)? Fur flies between various factions and, of course, Margie is right in there trying to fit in and help out and maybe make a connection that will propel her to megastardom. Aaron is in the fray maintaining his role as the family scapegoat and helping Maggie feel comfortable amidst the family bickering while Dov plays with his wife and other more important things - like his poker buddies. Maggie and Aaron reluctantly fall for each other and the way their relationship develops is one of the most irresistible aspects of the film.  
 
Frederick and Wyle together make the silver screen simmer with vintage Tinseltown charm reminiscent of Tracy and Hepburn. Frederick plays Maggie Chase as down-to-earth, believable and loveable. Maggie is driven, insecure, and slightly conniving but she's also smart, forceful and can take care of business. This is Frederick’s best performance as she infuses Maggie with her uncanny combination of star and girl-next-door. Wyle is at the top of his game as Aaron, an insecure good guy whose wife has just left him. He's a wreck but his inner strength comes through in emergencies.
 
As often occurs in Jaglom films, his brother Michael Emil appears, this time as a curmudgeonly interloper in a therapy group. Jaglom's daughter Sabrina is absolutely stunning. Remember her as Zoe Lambert, the young filmmaker in Hollywood Dreams who rejects Margie Chizek? Well, Zoe's turned into quite a formidable, sometimes calculating young woman. Simon Orson Jaglom, is just adorable as Michael Lambert. Love him!
 
There is an outstanding supporting cast including great performances by Kelly DeSarla, Ron Vignone and Diane Salinger as Maggie's "handlers." Salinger is frighteningly believable as Maggie's "life coach." Mary Crosby, Peter Bogdanovich, Dennis Christopher, Paul Sand and Beege Barkette shine as various family members and associates. Tommy Garrett is delightful as a reporter who empathizes with Maggie's quest for fame and the fact that she only gets attention from the press when she’s been bad.  
 
You’ve got to see this movie. There are some very funny lines and Queen of the Lot has heart and soul. When I saw Jaglom’s Hollywood Dreams I thought, "This is the REAL Hollywood." Queen of the Lot has reinforced that. I'd like to poll some Hollywood types to see if they agree. In any event, I am confident that Tanna Frederick is going to achieve her dreams in Hollywood and if there were still a lot, she would be queen of it!



Posted by Sally Brooks on 11/07/2010 at 1:33 AM

Re: “2016: Obama's America

Democrats will not be offended by this film. It should have been made before the 2008 election. This is a movie with a point of view, but it is not propaganda (like, say, a Michael Moore film). Leaving aside a few minutes overtly political and right leaning, the film is largely a poignant story and search for the connection between a man, his father and ancestors and the possible impact of history. Many interesting facts about Obama's family and connections to colonial history. Photography and editing, music, all very engaging.

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Posted by skeptic on 08/20/2012 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Cleveland Police Union Wants Tamir Rice's Family to Donate Part of Settlement Money Toward Gun Education

Hopefully some of the $6 million will go to the city's plans. His mother doesn't need all that, she's just trying to get all the attention she can get out of this. Obviously the shooting was a sign of bad parenting on her part. Act like a thug, you'll get treated like one.

Posted by Jessica on 05/02/2016 at 8:10 PM

Re: “California GOP Leadership Annoyed with Sandusky Hotel Placement During RNC

It's an easy drive into Cleveland. All highway, little traffic and Kalahari is a nice venue to stay. Welcome to Lake Erie Shores & Islands.

Posted by Buckeye Dad on 05/02/2016 at 8:09 PM

Re: “California GOP Leadership Annoyed with Sandusky Hotel Placement During RNC

And when the delegation's bus driver takes a wrong turn out of the hotel parking lot and ends up in Detroit...... there will be palpable anger.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 05/02/2016 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Cleveland Water: Toxic Sediment in Lake Erie is 'Not a Concern'

What have you been drinking? If the PCB content in Lake Erie's walleye goes up just a notch, the Ohio Department of Health consumption warning for walleye will be much stricter. That is the main reason why Cleveland and the Ohio EPA are fighting open lake dumping of Cuyahoga River dredge material. It contains PCBs.

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Posted by D'Arcy Egan on 05/02/2016 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Cleveland Water: Toxic Sediment in Lake Erie is 'Not a Concern'

The substance on the bottom of the lake is of NO concern and will NOT pose problem for our drinking water. PCBs are not an issue. Stop this BS and fear tactic.

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Posted by John Nunnari on 05/02/2016 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Cleveland Water: Toxic Sediment in Lake Erie is 'Not a Concern'

Downgrading the concerns about the toxic material on the floor of Lake Erie off Cleveland would be foolish. It's real and it must be addressed. State and federal officials have been negligent in dealing with the phosphorus pollution flowing from the Maumee River watershed into Western Lake Erie. Now we've got a slimy, green mess that is threatening the fishery and tourism. Federal officials continue a half-hearted bid to stop the Asian carp from getting into the Great Lakes, which would be a disaster for Lake Erie. Don't let yourself be assured that everything's okey-dokey with our wonderful Great Lakes. It is not.

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Posted by D'Arcy Egan on 05/02/2016 at 4:06 PM

Re: “RIP Mitzie Verne, Beloved Member of Local Arts Community and Grandmother of James and Dave Franco (1922-2016)

Deepest condolences from Mitzie's cousin Sara Richman Harris, 95, a Clevelander and artist, who grew up with Mitzi and now lives in ALbany New York--and from Sara's daughter Anita Harris, of Cambridge, MA.

Posted by anharris on 05/02/2016 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Collection of Rare Bootleg Ghoulardi Video Clips Released Online

its unfortunately that channel 8 did not have the foresight to save more of the old Ghoulardi shows..

Posted by jp4455z3 on 05/02/2016 at 2:17 PM

Re: “"Fast & Furious 8" to Begin Shooting in Cleveland in May and June

I bet you're fun at parties

Posted by wow on 05/02/2016 at 1:59 PM

Re: “California GOP Leadership Annoyed with Sandusky Hotel Placement During RNC

^^ Yishai - almost every room (of any quality) within a 1 to 1.5 hour drive is booked solid thru the RNC Host Committee working on behalf of the RNC. The RNC handles the hotel assignments by state delegation. Key RNC states and party insiders obviously get the better hotels and rooms.

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Posted by gadgetking on 05/02/2016 at 1:53 PM

Re: “California GOP Leadership Annoyed with Sandusky Hotel Placement During RNC

Who is telling them where to stay? Why can't they choose on their own?

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Posted by yishai on 05/02/2016 at 1:48 PM

Re: “RIP Mitzie Verne, Beloved Member of Local Arts Community and Grandmother of James and Dave Franco (1922-2016)

Questions on why theyre ever in this city answered.

Posted by arwhaeg on 05/02/2016 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Cincy Restaurateur Jeff Ruby Withdraws $25K Reward for Piketon Info

The murders have seemingly entered a grim path that leads to a brutal reminder -- there are no second chances when business dealings go horribly awry (for whatever reason) in the midnight hour.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 05/02/2016 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Michael Symon Says He Will Open a New Concept in Former Lolita Spot

Bruel is already doing oysters at Alleycat and all of his other restaurants, you say you want to do something new, but "grilled vegetables, fried chicken and oysters" seems unambitious. Lazy, even.

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Posted by Anonymous on 05/02/2016 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Cleveland Police Union Wants Tamir Rice's Family to Donate Part of Settlement Money Toward Gun Education

Why should they have to pay for something that is truly your job to do in the first place???? If y'all weren't so busy spending the taxes dollars and giving each other raises maybe you wouldn't have to ask for any money and maybe we could down on the killings and find real true police officers that want to help instead of harrassing the people y'all have already hurt..... So sad the system is a joke.

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Posted by Truth Hurts on 05/02/2016 at 10:55 AM

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