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.
Deplorables WTF has the republican party ever done to help the minority community? Answer: NOT A DAMNED THING!
The Concert with Lebron was at the Q not the Wolstien Center. I was there for it.
Pretty sure it was at the Q with Lebron when Jayz performed. I was there
AGREED 100%... Right Field upper deck looks horrible, such a total eye sore. Please do something about this, it's really ruining the aesthetics of this ballpark.
That's not the shot from the end of Game Seven. The infamous shot was taken on the other baseline and Andre Iguodala was on the baseline (guy in background) not Varejao. That looks like it may have been from game 7 but it's not the same shot.
Right, yet Trump and his follower are deplorable.. Some are forgiven, some are not. Keep it classy in Cleveland JayZ, just some of his lyrics: His Lyrics... You know I thug em, f&ck em, love em, leave em
Cause I don't f&ckin' need em
Take em out the hood, keep em lookin' good
But I don't f&ckin' feed em
First time they fuss I'm breezin'
Talkin' bout, "What's the reasons?"
I'm a pimp in every sense of the word, b&tch
Better trust than believe em
In the cut where I keep em
'Til I need a nut, 'til I need to beat the guts
Then it's, beep beep and I'm pickin' em up
Let em play with the dick in the truck
Jay Z is a moron. Yeah, the guy who wears the Che Guevara shirt is a friend to kids but not Trump lmao. Gtfoh Squid. Yeah, vote for the party that keeps you dependent on them lol.
Hope he sings his classic "Pussy"!
Great job, Jay-Z - get a whole new generation of blacks to depend on government. "Squid" posted the worst advice that anyone could give to these young African Americans - Hillary Clinton (or the Democrat party, for that matter) is most definitely the candidate who is NOT your friend.
In a recent MLB discussion between Jeremy Schaap and Dan Le Batard during ESPN's The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap, the joylessness of the clubhouse was brought up......which seems to be an anomaly for the home team. Actually, the club could probably borrow "We Are Family" from the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates.
If I heard police calling soemone a racial slur I would sue too.. they are endangering and challenging my civil rights.. I am hispanic as well and I will defend all hispanics from criminal cops. There is no place for that in the police force. Remove their badges.
That's right, keep voting for the same party that has run your cities into the ground.
another class citizen with Killary, damn .... drug dealers , women that are sexist on stage with the LIAR and KILLER ... great job America .
Echos of the Cavs vs.Warriors NBA Finals. Good. We like being the underdog. *heh*
Hot chocolate might be even better tomorrow night!
October 19-25, 2016
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