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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.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by skeptic on 08/20/2012 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Heated Deliberations Begin for the Q Renovation Plan

It always amazes me how much clout the team owner robber barons have over elected officials. It's even more amazing to watch the voters continue to elect these people and to vote for their tax increases.

Posted by marcopolo80z on 02/22/2017 at 9:39 PM

Re: “Heated Deliberations Begin for the Q Renovation Plan

Whenever I read journalistic outrage over the Trump Administration's invocation of "alternative facts," I have to assume the reporters in question have spent no time in Northeast Ohio, where "alternative facts, couched in a fog of self-serving bullshit, and served with a heaping teaspoonful of arrogance and thuggish behavior, have been The Way Things Are Done (and largely by the same group of sociopaths) in Cuyahoga County since at least the peak of the Mike White kleptocracy...We are desperately in need of a disruptive campaign for Mayor...These oligarchs have got to be stopped...

Posted by sputteringwithoutrage on 02/22/2017 at 9:15 PM

Re: “FirstEnergy Will Sell or Close Both Ohio Nuclear Power Plants

Davis Besse..1977 stuck open relief valve. 1985 main feedwater pumps shutdown. 2002 football sized reactor head hole. 2003 had 5 hr loss safety monitoring due to computer virus. 2008 tritium leak. 2010 replacement head for 2002 problem found to have 24 of 69 nozzles cracked with one leaking boric acid. 2011 shield building crack. 2012 reactor coolant pump seal leak. 2015 had 3 day shutdown for steam leak. How many times are they gonna play with nuclear catastrophe over there?

3 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by John on 02/22/2017 at 8:55 PM

Re: “Heated Deliberations Begin for the Q Renovation Plan

The minute I see Fred Nance's name I go "The public is going to get screwed." Remember how he negotiated the city's deal with the Browns and then turned around and went to work for the Browns almost immediately?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by AJP on 02/22/2017 at 8:37 PM

Re: “A Dated Menu and Uneven Execution Hamper Merchant Street Eatery's Hopes of Lasting

Not sure how you go once a week for sandwiches when the market next door has been closed for almost 2 months

Posted by Karl on 02/22/2017 at 7:42 PM

Re: “FirstEnergy Will Sell or Close Both Ohio Nuclear Power Plants

This is big money blaming the consumer/ecommerce on,the pay themselves too damn much and didn't forcast maitnence or unwillingness to therefore pay the fixing fucking bill. Well see here the greedy american businessman such as them selfs shall not inherit the fall-out(only Ohioans wil-due to an uprise in the economy) parden the pun.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jon Townsend on 02/22/2017 at 7:39 PM

Re: “Kevin Young, Suspect Acquitted in 1990 Murder of Lisa Pruett, Has Died

Nice, objective journalism there. I used to hang out with both of them. Dan Dreifort wouldn't hurt a fly, and Kevin Young was a violent misogynist. One time, Kevin actually left a party at my house in the middle of the night to go bang on the windows of a girl who'd jilted him, scaring the shit out of her. You posted the FBI interviews with Kevin on your site Renner. Did you skip the part where the FBI interrogators laid out their rationale that it was actually Young? You're a shitbag Renner.

4 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Red Raider on 02/22/2017 at 6:43 PM

Re: “FirstEnergy Will Sell or Close Both Ohio Nuclear Power Plants

CLOSE THEM DOWN - seriously, i dont think theres any group of people I'd feel confident to run these things. I have a very low opinion of human intelligence anymore.

3 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by People Are Dumb on 02/22/2017 at 5:11 PM

Re: “FirstEnergy Will Sell or Close Both Ohio Nuclear Power Plants

WHY ARE WE ALL SHOUTING?!?!!??!?!?

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Embarrassed Browns Fan on 02/22/2017 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Heated Deliberations Begin for the Q Renovation Plan

So the circus is back in town?

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Posted by Embarrassed Browns Fan on 02/22/2017 at 5:07 PM

Re: “Heated Deliberations Begin for the Q Renovation Plan

The Cavs get what they want, especially when Gilbert and the powers that be throw their weight around. Casinos? Check. Sin Tax Renewal? Check. Q Renovation? (coincidentally all advertised extensively in the Q during Cavs games. And I mean extensively advertised. All over the place. Hmmm...)

There's too many people that are too scared to stand up to the big wigs and will just vote yes because they're getting bullied and they don't want to respond to that. So what should we do? Call their bluff. Gilbert enjoys his reputation as the golden boy and wants to seem like he's saving the world while he buys up everything in Cleveland and Detroit. Does he really intend to move the Cavs out of the market that quickly after winning a championship? If LeBron was looked at unfavorably when he left, how would Gilbert and the Cavs look publicly after that? Gilbert would be a fool to move, and he and everyone else knows it. Any threat to leave is just a threat. But please try to convince me that this Cleveland Renaissance that all of us have been working on for so many years with our dollars and Cleveland pride is just the work of the Cavs, and it's all going to fall apart if they leave.

But don't worry, everyone in charge is so buddy buddy with the Cavs and the rich people that this thing will get jammed down our throats. At least we can fight and make them work for it. And Kudos to Scene for not just falling in line and actually digging into this. It's not like we can count on the hollow husk that was once the PD for anything on this one.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by AdamHall on 02/22/2017 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Heated Deliberations Begin for the Q Renovation Plan

Bad fingers above . That is Nance as in Fred. Still paying on. Q arena.

Check have coffee will write for details.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Roldo bartimole on 02/22/2017 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Kevin Young, Suspect Acquitted in 1990 Murder of Lisa Pruett, Has Died

Hey Stan, read the story citing post trial interviews with the jury before opening your pie hole. They clearly thought he was guilty but couldn't convince everyone beyond a reasonable doubt. They didn't think he was innocent.

6 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by StanLovesTrump on 02/22/2017 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Heated Deliberations Begin for the Q Renovation Plan

Great job Sam.
We see the same lying forces in this deal as. He. Brown s. With bond counsel nuance picking up the fees.
No one mentions the county still owes tens ok millions on the antenna fro the 1990s..
One expected the bought out pee Dee to sell out but Brady has stained his record forever. Shameful.

Roldo Bartimole

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Posted by Roldo bartimole on 02/22/2017 at 4:49 PM

Re: “An Excerpt From: 'You're Welcome, Cleveland; How I Helped LeBron James Win a Championship and Save a City'

Shoulda either run this overlong diatribe next fall, on Yum Kippers, or eschewed this chapter entirely...for one on LeBron...or on Cleveland...or sports, period.

And please, spare me the slef-hating Jew replies, folks...as One of The Tribe (the ORIGINAL Tribe), I hate the Slefs, too. Never forgive, never forget, and the awful memories of the 1915 Slefian Massacre will never die.

So I click the clickbait to read about sports or basketball or Cleveland's now-dead curse, and what do I get? Jewish wine. Kosher, yet. Or maybe this was a last-minute entry because of the recent JCC threats and Agent Orange's shrugs regarding the rising activities of the Jew-haters? Ya think?

Nu, if that was your real reason for shilling for this putz, then mazeltov, you shaygetz boychiks...your hearts are in the right place after all.

Oy, vey...so this nudnik's not such a bad writer, but in this case, Sam, you made the rants too long.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 02/22/2017 at 4:28 PM

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