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Re: “A Journey To Planet Sanity

looks amazing!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
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: “New Bill Proposes $200 Million from State's 'Rainy Day Fund' to Tackle Opiate Addiction Crisis; Kasich Balks

There goes another Democrat who can't wait to spend our tax payer rainy day fund to "solve" another social problem. We all know that throwing money at it isn't the answer. Come up with a better solution to the problem and leave our money alone.

Posted by Taxpayers money not up for grabs on 05/24/2017 at 3:23 PM

Re: “'American Pickers' Heads Back to Ohio This Summer In Search of More Stuff

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Posted by seo Interactive solution on 05/24/2017 at 2:00 PM

Re: “The Fresh Brewed Tees Guy is Running for Mayor

He is cute, and has a nice suit.... but the real question is, will be bow down to suburban living business elite? If not, than he is without a hope.

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Posted by BethMooney4Jackson on 05/24/2017 at 1:08 PM

Re: “City Council President Kevin Kelley is on Trial, Whether He Likes it or Not

That Kevin Kelley is a pathetic liar should not be a surprise -- his thirst for a future mayoral bid oozes from his mouth.....as it snaps up and down due to the taut puppet strings manipulated by Frank Jackson.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 05/24/2017 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Ohio Supreme Court Justice Advocates Full Marijuana Legalization, Taxation

At least the Democratic judge on the Ohio Supreme Court, unlike the Republican majority has not been actively violating wills and grabbing jurisdiction over camps in Penobscot County Maine in order to grab art and stuff that the testator never left to the state of Ohio.

Posted by Mark Dsr on 05/24/2017 at 8:12 AM

Re: “City Council President Kevin Kelley is on Trial, Whether He Likes it or Not

Same bums that ran down to the Republicans in Columbus in order to betray the deal they made on the Fight For $15.
Vote out all 17 fake "Progressives" on city council and the mayor this September and November.

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Garry Kanter on 05/24/2017 at 6:21 AM

Re: “City Council President Kevin Kelley is on Trial, Whether He Likes it or Not

Good on you Sam. Don't back down.

Jeff Hess
Have Coffee Will Write

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Posted by Jeff Hess on 05/24/2017 at 3:58 AM

Re: “City Council President Kevin Kelley is on Trial, Whether He Likes it or Not

I'm not a lawyer, but if the city's attorneys were representing Pat Britt as clerk, then not only can Kevin Kelley not claim privilege, his being "in the loop" *breaks* Britt's claim to privilege too.

I spent a little time reading the case law on attorney-client privilege in institutional settings like municipal councils, and it's really murky. But it's pretty weird for an _individual_ member of council to claim privilege without including their council colleagues in the bubble of privilege.

And one really basic part of privilege is that if you're the client and you blab otherwise privileged material to outsiders, the privilege is gone. If it's out, it's out.

Again: I'm not a lawyer and my legal education comes from reading everything in the library at CSU. But I am undefeated in appeals court, so that's something.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mark W. Schumann on 05/23/2017 at 11:46 PM

Re: “Federal Lawsuit Filed Over Arrests From 2015 Michael Brelo Acquittal Protest

Good god. Another piece of shit social justice warrior writing the same story over and over, again and again.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Blahblah on 05/23/2017 at 11:25 PM

Re: “Former Medina High School Basketball Player Sues After Getting Cut From Team

The people on here disrespecting this kid and his family for sticking up for what they believe is the right thing is a joke. I have seen it first hand in high school sports kids not getting fair playing time because their coach had a personal problem with them. When these people get in positions of power over kids they need to be held accountable for their actions. Booster club members, coaches kids and administrators kids are not the only talented kids out their.( ITS CALLED DADDY BALL). Without knowing all the facts it's hard to say if this kid was treated fairly or not .

Posted by Coach on 05/23/2017 at 10:18 PM

Re: “'Goat Yoga' Comes to Lorain Yoga Studio This Weekend

The classes are actually held at Downs On The Farm on Telegraph Road in south Amherst.

Posted by Downs On The Farm on 05/23/2017 at 9:46 PM

Re: “City Council President Kevin Kelley is on Trial, Whether He Likes it or Not

...somebody recorded it on their phone

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Posted by Joe Bialek 1 on 05/23/2017 at 9:42 PM

Re: “City Council President Kevin Kelley is on Trial, Whether He Likes it or Not

ok roll the phones with the event recorded...

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Joe Bialek 1 on 05/23/2017 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Local Music Fest Roar Along the Shore to Return in August

I feel old typing this, but I sure wish this was a weekend event.

Posted by Amanda Hogue on 05/23/2017 at 9:33 PM

Re: “City Council President Kevin Kelley is on Trial, Whether He Likes it or Not

Thank you, Sam Allard, for the excellent report. I've been looking all day for coverage of last night's Cleveland City Council meeting, and this was the only place to find it. Unbelievable!

20 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by RCarla on 05/23/2017 at 8:29 PM

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