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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: “Dennis Kucinich Decries Syria Strike, Wants Tribe Scorecard to Monitor Military-Industrial Complex

Who can help us stop Usa who has already killed 20 million people before they kill, torture, rape og enslave us all.

Posted by Witness on 04/26/2017 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Best Festival

July 10th is a Monday.

Posted by Paying attention on 04/26/2017 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Best Pizza

Should have been Citzen Pie. Dummies

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Obvs on 04/26/2017 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Best Chef

FANTASTiC WHAT A GREAT COMPLIMENT!!!!! HE IS AMAZING AND A GREAT COMPLIMENT TO THE CITY OF CLEVELAND!!!!!

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Posted by Denise Kramer on 04/26/2017 at 2:12 PM

Re: “'Cars 3' Promotional Event Headed to Public Square

Next time someone decided to block Public Square in this manner they might want to post signs to re-route normal pedestrian traffic. Why wasn't this off to one side or the other so that the cross walk was not impacted.

Posted by man handled by a security person on 04/26/2017 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Best Mexican Restaurant/Margarita

Should be under American/Mexican
Next year pick something that is true in Mexican food!

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Emyriam on 04/26/2017 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Best Local Author/Writer

So true. I m glad to have Connie Schultz in our corner of the world, and her husband too!

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Posted by Ohio on 04/26/2017 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Best Indian Restaurant

That must be one really huge boarder!

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Posted by gwanner on 04/26/2017 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Best Radio Show

Oops meant life....

Posted by Pam Thompson on 04/26/2017 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Best Radio Show

I don't even live in Cleveland but I LOVE RMG!!! I've been listening since they were on in Memphis!! They really do feel like they're part of my family/live, I've listened to them for so long! MLY

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Posted by Pam Thompson on 04/26/2017 at 10:15 AM
Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 04/26/2017 at 9:56 AM

Re: “What Led to Councilman Brian Cummins' Last-Minute Flip-Flop on the Q Deal?

Everyone has these high expectations of Council and then are surprised when they're not met. Look at these guys and look at their backgrounds. Do you really think any individuals on council have the ability to put together or negotiate a complex arena financing package? Hell, it doesn't even have to be that complex. Let's be perfectly honest here. There are 17 councilmen and a number of them are clearly not that bright. They routinely do not understand the intricacies of what they do and propose, and clearly don't spend either the time or the effort to change that. Why would this be any different? It's not totally their fault. You don't have be an expert at everything, but know when you're out of your league and get some professionals in there to work on your behalf and on behalf of the taxpayers. Just because my neighbor is a nice guy and maybe has a law degree doesn't mean I'm bringing by '72 Mustang to his house for an engine swap. Hire professionals when it's important! I wouldn't let any of these guys negotiate a $50 loan to my brother, much less be the point people on an $88M investment.

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Posted by Abe Froman on 04/26/2017 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Best Mexican Restaurant/Margarita

Well deserved! Most restaurants don't last anywhere near as long as Momocho and they are still bringing it home. Kudos!

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by japierpont on 04/26/2017 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Best Coffee/Coffeehouse

Oh get over it you dork it's just coffee.

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Posted by Andrew Wells on 04/26/2017 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Project 29 Joining Westside's High-End Apartment Boom, Stoking Neighborhood 'Growing Pains'

You're trying to be sarcastic, but I would agree with you seriously. Why stop at 22 stories? Stop at whatever story you want if you own the place. And make the units 150sf if you want. It's your job to determine if there's a market for what you're building. Again, it's on the corner of Detroit and W28th. That's not a neighborhood. It's a main thoroughfare. It's not like he's dropping it on the corner of W44th and Whitman among single family homes. And by the way, it's a block or two from a number of other multistory highrise residential buildings so I don't see what the big deal is.

As for parking, what's required is defined by City code, not arbitrarily set by the developer.

Posted by Abe Froman on 04/26/2017 at 7:59 AM

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