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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: “Ohio EPA Will Allow Proposed Ethane Cracker to Discharge Wastewater into Ohio River

this is processed waste water. you could drink it. a lot better than what cities and towns dump into the river

Posted by STEELGUY on 01/16/2017 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Cleveland March Planned in Solidarity with Women's March on Washington

You mean 250,000 women!!! And WE didn't elect a leader - the bigots of all stripes elected their Grand Dragon.
Why do bigots always have to try to hurt other people? Sign of insecurity!

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Posted by Strong Feminist DEMOCRAT on 01/16/2017 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Lawsuit: Willoughby Police Left Woman With Abusive Boyfriend on Night He Murdered Her

What the article failed to state that she was murdered around 12:30 am he NEVER called 911 till 7:30-8:00am called and said " my girlfriend not breathing and she's cold" blames it on drugs and alcohol no he is a woman beater he beat on his previous girlfriend/wife never charged I hope he never gets out 15 yrs to life is not good enough for this scum bag

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Posted by justicefor NICOLE on 01/16/2017 at 2:01 PM

Re: “Cleveland March Planned in Solidarity with Women's March on Washington

Actually, there was an even larger political statement made a few months ago. Over 100 million people took time out of their day to vote in the shining beacon of democracy, and elected a new leader fort the country! I'm so glad these strong women will be celebrating the democracy of America! I look forward to seeing all 25 of them gather in Public Square.

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Posted by getoverit on 01/16/2017 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Listen to Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1967 Speech at Glenville High School

BBC Radio 4 has an interesting 38-minute feature entitled The Green Book, which brings "The Negro Motorist Green Book" out of the dusty pages of U.S. history. Alvin Hall traveled the country to tell the story of Harlem postal worker Victor H. Green and his yearly manual (published from 1936 to 1964) that listed hotels, restaurants, service stations and tourist homes which would serve African Americans. The Call and Post advertised in the guide, which eventually had sections on Bermuda, Mexico and Canada.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 01/16/2017 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Listen to Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1967 Speech at Glenville High School

I would like to think that Mr. Butts.. the typing teacher
May have recorded that tape. He used a reel to reel to
Tape the March on Washington for the students to listen to.. I was an art student during that time and we had many wonderful teachers that imparted so much to us
As well as Mrs Evans our Art Teacher who also taught
Black History. I am so happy to know it was recorded
And survived all these years!

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Posted by hodgepodge on 01/16/2017 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Does Cleveland Still Rock? Why Major Rock Bands Have Been Bypassing Northeast Ohio

Um... Paul McCartney did two shows at the Q in Cleveland back in August 2016.

Posted by Brian Blackbird on 01/16/2017 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Frequently Disciplined Cuyahoga County Jail Officer Under Investigation Again After Drunk and Disorderly Conduct Arrest in Elyria

Wow! This is Officer Calvin Thompson or should i say "Former Officer" Why? Because from 1995 to 2008...I was not only terminated then PERMENETLY BARRED From ever applying at this same Sheriffs Dept(Cuyahoga County). After NEVER EVER being written up for nothin, this SAME Sheriffs Dept tricked me or "set me up" to bring a couple illegal cigarettes into the jail and for punishment...i got the works!!! I was a Minority Male Cuyahoga County Corrections Officer whom slipped up only one time and THESE were my punishments::
#1.TERMINATED
#2.ARRESTED
#3.CONVICTED
#4.IMPRISONED
#5.BARRED FROM EMPLOYMENT 4 Life.
#6.UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION DENIED

I Have spoken with several attorneys about filing Federal Civil rights lawsuit against COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPT.
I AM BLACK....ERIC AMBLER IS WHITE...

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Posted by Cleo on 01/16/2017 at 9:21 AM

Re: “The Doer: Hilary Gent

Dan Bush is the reason 78th is what it is today. Hillary lends her experience and eye. She is always on point!

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Posted by MNope on 01/16/2017 at 1:04 AM

Re: “The Bread Man: Adam Gidlow

Simply the best!

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Posted by MNope on 01/16/2017 at 1:02 AM

Re: “The Fashion Maven: Nichole Reed

Fashion week Cleveland is a joke! Where is the fashion? Every year it's an overpriced party with some nice models wearing the clothes you would find on a department store mannequin. Elain has talent so why isn't this better?

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Posted by MNope on 01/16/2017 at 1:01 AM

Re: “Ohio is Trying to Obtain a Drug That Would Reverse the Effects of a Lethal Injection

I am sick of these reindeer games over the drugs used in a lethal injection.

This is not a honest basis on which to debate the death penalty, which is an important controversy that deserves attention.

The legislature should amend the laws to provide for a firing squad.

Posted by Madeline on 01/16/2017 at 12:53 AM

Re: “The Music Man: Mike Shea

Smart guy!

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Posted by MNope on 01/16/2017 at 12:51 AM

Re: “City of Cleveland Assistant Law Director Arrested for Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct

Oddly enough, sitting in the driver's seat, with the keys, while drunk is DUI in Ohio.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Madeline on 01/16/2017 at 12:48 AM

Re: “What's Next After Record-Setting Heroin Overdose Deaths in Lorain County?

"What's Next After Record-Setting Heroin Overdose Deaths in Lorain County?"
(SCENE headline)

What else could it be but breaking the 2016 mark with another new record in 2017?
Ya think?

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 01/16/2017 at 12:47 AM

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