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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: “Michael Symon Won't Let Donald Trump Into His Restaurants During RNC

Simon should be put before a judge, fined several 100 thousand dollars, have his restaurants closed and be barred by the judge from discussing anything about his case! (In the same manner that our government treated the couple who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple!). Put that on your grill and smoke it!
Sincerely,
A former fan of Michael Simon

Posted by Teemo on 04/23/2017 at 11:55 PM

Re: “Rover Pipeline Spills More Than 2 Million Gallons of 'Drilling Fluid' in Ohio Wetlands, One Month After Construction Began

I guess we need to shut everything down and move back into tepees, caves and tents.

Look what inner city youth had done to Cleveland and Chicago and Detroit. Let's clean up that mess first.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by HB on 04/23/2017 at 2:48 PM

Re: “What You Need to Know About Ohio's Medical Marijuana Law, In Effect For Seven Months and Changing Every Day

I believe that education needs to continue on this subject. Most Ohioans view it as a negative thing when in reality it is no different than someone drinking. Look at the tax money that can be collected by the state. Colorado in 2016 collected $150.00 million, why are we so close minded in Ohio?
I do not smoke pot nor will I when it is legal but I do see the advantages to it. You have people suffering and using drugs that will harm them or even kill them. Let them smoke pot without being punished for it. Look at the opioid epidemic currently happening in every state right now. We are trying to come up with something to help them, why not let them smoke weed?
As a business person I can see great potential here. I personally would love to open a shop with a variety of different flavors for people to purchase legally. I think that offering candies, oils, wax, and marijuana would be very profitable. People are going to do it no matter what why not make a profit off of it.
I have worked in the medical field for 30 years and I am very surprised more physicians are not on board with this. We feed the pharmaceutical companies every day with income over drugs that potentially cause more harm than good over time. So why not get on board with something more natural?
In your article you state that there are only going to be 24 licenses distributed throughout Ohio, I honestly hope this gets distributed to rural communities as well. It is hard for people to travel an hour plus to a larger city to see providers and get prescriptions they cannot get at home.
Pamela

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Posted by pamzip12 on 04/23/2017 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Rover Pipeline Spills More Than 2 Million Gallons of 'Drilling Fluid' in Ohio Wetlands, One Month After Construction Began

So the Rover pipeline caused a mess? Sounds a lot like that other Rover, the mess on morning drive-time radio. He pollutes the airwaves every weekday. And what the hell is drilling fluid, anyway? Two million gallons? The mind boggles.

Who is bentonite named for? Thomas Hart Benton? Barbi Benton? Inquiring minds wanna know!

Sounds like business as usual in North Missitucky...another day, another dollar.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 04/23/2017 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Can Cleveland Please Get a Few More Elected Leaders Like Cincinnati's?

Socialism for the filthy rich is the American Way!

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 04/23/2017 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Thy Neighbor's Wife

Is this Gary Coiro the same man now married to Tracey Tiernan?!

Posted by BCCMaryland on 04/23/2017 at 1:56 AM

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

Yeah. to East Cleveland., as University Circle's gentrification wave will break in that direction, and the smart money will get on their smartphones and pick up a whole block for a song. Smart!

Hell, maybe they'll only need to hum a few bars.

The artsy-fartsy crowd got pushed out of Tremont. Then Ohio City. And finally Gordon Square.

Next stop...North Collinwood? That will go the way of the other places, too. They all do.
It's the way of the world. Happens everywhere.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 04/22/2017 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Parkview Nite Club Will Stop Hosting Live Music in March

if it's not broke, why fix it ? You had a hell of a run Norm-Thank you

Posted by jimmyDiamond on 04/22/2017 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Case Western Students, Faculty Talk Public Safety Concerns in Wake of Steve Stephens Manhunt

WCPN's Weekly Regional News Round Up host Rick Jackson briefly mentioned recent crime near the campus area as a possible reason for the alert notification concern from students and their family members.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 04/22/2017 at 12:37 PM

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

* big knowing sigh....

I'd say, several hundred brave people made this all possible over 20-30 years perseverance. Amazing.

Now the cash is pouring in.

Smart people are now looking East.

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Posted by WhoUsedToBeCalledTremonster on 04/22/2017 at 7:34 AM

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

And so the saga continues, and the Brooklynization of the Near West Side marches on like an army of steamrollers. Ohio City today, Gordon Square tomorrow...and who knows what else...and where else...in a month or a year.

Hingetown, we hardly knew ye. Stupid name anyway, Still Ohio City to most folks.

Make way for the rowdy late-night drinkers, and the hordes of well-heeled Millennial yupsters who will visit, and the young high-rolers who will reside there, stacked up on top of each other like cans of beans in a grocery display. Good-bye to the older, long-time has-beans.

If the affluent and beer-fueled corner of 29th and Detroit MUST have a label...I humbly suggest...Bingetown.

Chuckles the Clown

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 04/22/2017 at 1:27 AM

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

Can't help but notice that the two people who don't live here and aren't part of the longtime near west side community are also unwilling to post under their own names while disparaging the neighbhorhood. Brave stuff right there.

10 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Paula J Kampf on 04/21/2017 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Nawlins City Express Rolls in Cleveland This Summer

I was lucky enough to sample the chicken & sausage gumbo at the Fabulous Food show, and I haven't stopped thinking about it since! Absolutely delicious!

Posted by Kristin B on 04/21/2017 at 9:21 PM

Re: “Nawlins City Express Rolls in Cleveland This Summer

Jaison Boyd is an amazing person! I worked with him in the past and if there's any place u should eat,for great food and great hospitality,NCE is the place!

Posted by Invariant on 04/21/2017 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Case Western Students, Faculty Talk Public Safety Concerns in Wake of Steve Stephens Manhunt

The students have every right to be angry. Their anger should be directed at the city of Cleveland leadership. The event of that day was sad. The pathetic aspect of that day is the city waited 4 hours to notify any and everybody of an active shooter within the city.

Several within the media are not asking the hard and right questions of the mayor and the police chief. Why the delay?

Posted by Mayberry on 04/21/2017 at 7:10 PM

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