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The best film I've ever seen.
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.
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!
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.
That was an absolutely amazing concert I have seen Eric multiple times and it was great being with the Cleven crowd and see the Q pack from floor to rafter.
I myself am very excited of this restaurant opening..having lived in New Orleans boiled seafood is a must have.
it wasnt the Plain Dealer made that lie about MONOPOLY. it was our crooked ass
secretary of state had it tattooed to the TOP OF THE BALLOT which is a flagrant violation
campaigning near polling place laws. it was an election HIJACKING.
Why is this even being published? He died over a month ago! Good riddance.
It's Reefer Madness......Dr. Alfred Carroll must be the guiding light for the state's Medical Marijuana Control Program.
If Davis Bessie were to close it would be a huge loss for the Lake Erie fisherman in Ottawa county. The vapor from the cooling tower provides them with a great wind direction and wind speed indicator.
Ontario Canada significantly reduced fossil fuel use for electrical production over several decades. They are the clean electricity champions of North America. How do they do it? Check out this free app. It updates the provinces electrical generation mic every hour.
Get it, review the data, I promise, you'll learn something. Tons of good information here. Cheers!
Why isn't marijuana legal in Ohio yet? Oh, the Plain Dealer opposed our chance because they said it would be a "monopoly"/ They were cool with a casino monopoly.
It's amazing to me. The Mexican cartels love that Ohio hasn't legalized it. They're making lots of money in Ohio.
The whole "medical marijuana " thing is a disgrace because it encourages people to lie and it promotes corruption int he medical field.
Some people just wanna smoke a little weed for the enjoyment of it. It's not wrong. I gus Ohio will be the last state to legalize it. In the meantime, we're left having to support street dealers.
I can make my own tacos at home.
Portman started supporting gay rights only after it personally affected him. He completely lacks empathy. Imagine what other opinions he holds based soley on his privileged perspective.
It is a statistic that is hard to believe.
Darlene Burnett is one of the greatest ladies in the world. She keep a positive attitude, even if looked at in a nehative light. A .woman who was born in the slum of Cleveland. Raising 4 children of her own.
There are five reasons why zero public funds should be dedicated to the renovation of Quicken Loans Arana (QLA).
1. No Need: QLA was just voted the 40th top public sports venue in the USA out of mover 700. Thats the top 6% nationally. QLA was good enough for Cleveland to be awarded the RNC in 2016 above every other city in the US. QLA does not need a $282 million upgrade to meet our needs. If the Cavs have a Christmas Wish List, they can pay for it themselves.
2. How Tenant Improvements Work: In every commercial real estate transaction, if a tenant (Cavs) wants his/ her space improved, the tenant is obligated to fund 100% of the cost of the improvements PLUS a return for the landlord (Us) with increased rent payments. The deal as presented and endorsed by our so-called leaders has the Cavs picking up only 50% of the cost. How much have the Cavs profits been in the last five years?
3. Reverse Robin Hood: The deal as presented is a gift to the rich Gilbert by the poor citizens. As proposed, QLAs renovation funding is a $160 million gift to Gilbert, whose net worth is estimated to be $5,800,000,000. He can afford to improve the facility we own if he wants to. It is morally irresponsible to have taxpayers finance Gilberts Wish List. And let's not forget Gilbert's broken promises of a huge development for the casino.
4. Priorities: We, the public and the QLAs landlord, have far more pressing priorities, like fixing/ replacing the 41-year old Justice Center, roads, bridges, fire stations, etc.
5. Design: Can we ever spend public money on local architects instead of shipping hundreds of millions of dollars to out-of-town firms for our communitys most important commissions? We keep shooting our own feet with our own gun. The design presented features a new monumental exterior glass wall with a large wooden barrier immediately inside a dishonest and foolish bit of design quackery form Gilberts lap dog architect.
When will we be honored with a social compact from our elected officials to act in the best interests of the community and be faithful stewards of our money instead giving sweetheart deals to rich white men who profit mightily already and dont need or deserve the handout?
Wow! I'm so happy people are using their voices to stand up against abuse to others.
-- "The Tribe of Tiger: Cats and Their Culture" --
February 22-28, 2017
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