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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: “Oh God, No, Cleveland, Please, Please Don't Build This Butt-Ugly Bridge

I think somebody could definetly come up with something better for $25 MILLION OR MORE! Definetely needs more style and modern design! And STOP hiring people outside of the city or atleast outside of ohio to design and build stuff for us. Keep our **** hard earned tax dollars within the city or atleast state instead of giving them to some dude in boston that probably wont spend a dollar in cleveland or ohio!!!

Posted by Caleb (lorain, ohio) on 11/19/2017 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Senator Sherrod Brown Out Here Pissing Off Republicans by Stating the Obvious

The bill does a way with exemptions that help the middle class! A guy who is a chicken farmer is going to get his corporate tax reduced so he can pay off his loans sooner so he can expand sooner. He wins because he can expand and make more money. Sure if he expands, he hires more workers, but some people dont agree with this method of increasing jobs! Less revenues in taxes increases the debt, takes longer to actually get more people to work, and has to be paid for by sick kids, elderly and children with disabilities. I know what side Im on! Thanks Sherrod Brown!

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Yvette on 11/18/2017 at 7:50 PM

Re: “Ohio Supreme Court Justice, Gubernatorial Candidate Bill O'Neill Writes About Sleeping With 50 Women, Wants to be Voice of 'Heterosexual Males'

Alpha Male alert! Just put his name on the governors office because these sexual conquest statistics are up there with the legends like Ric Flair and Wilt Chamberlain. He's definitely a leader.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Legendary! on 11/18/2017 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Senator Sherrod Brown Out Here Pissing Off Republicans by Stating the Obvious

Listen to him, its obvious. Vote him away or whatever you must do.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Sherrod Brown is NWO on 11/18/2017 at 7:37 AM
Posted by Sherrod Brown is NWO on 11/18/2017 at 7:35 AM

Re: “Bikers for Trump are Not Congressman Jim Renacci's Private Security Detail

@Chuckles The Clown

I prefer to take my cue from Lt. Aldo Raine when it comes to dealing with all colors of "nhatsies."

: )

Jeff

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jeff Hess on 11/18/2017 at 3:08 AM

Re: “Bikers for Trump are Not Congressman Jim Renacci's Private Security Detail

Jeff, you are right. Bikers for Trump are Storm Troopers, not SS.
I was not thinking straight.
Hey, what does a Heeb know from Nazis, except to run and hide from them ?
My apologies to all good Germans...
Boots on the Ground, however, does sound like a a more ominous and threatening subset.

Chuckles the Clown
.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 11/17/2017 at 10:55 PM

Re: “Mariah Carey Cancels Hard Rock Rocksino Holiday Concert

Hmm. Upper resp infection or drug rehab. One wonders.

Posted by MC on 11/17/2017 at 8:53 PM

Re: “Ohio Supreme Court Justice, Gubernatorial Candidate Bill O'Neill Writes About Sleeping With 50 Women, Wants to be Voice of 'Heterosexual Males'

I know gay trolls that sleep with that many in a month. He has some catching up to do.

I bet the staff of the scene can beat those numbers.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Lookinmirror on 11/17/2017 at 8:13 PM

Re: “83 Reports of Sexual Assault at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Since 2013, Newly Released Database Shows

Yawn.

people need to get over themselves.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by BS on 11/17/2017 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Senator Sherrod Brown Out Here Pissing Off Republicans by Stating the Obvious

Allard. Youre a moron and a loser.

3 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Ex on 11/17/2017 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Senator Sherrod Brown Out Here Pissing Off Republicans by Stating the Obvious

Brown is a liar playing to the camera. Hes a fool voted in by fools. Keep supporting him if you want to stay in the peasant class. Between him and fudge, youll have no future whatsoever.

6 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Es on 11/17/2017 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Senator Sherrod Brown Out Here Pissing Off Republicans by Stating the Obvious

The bill would repeal the individual Alternative Minimum Tax which primarily affects households with incomes from $200,000 to $1 million and would maintain preferential rates for investment income. It would also repeal the estate tax after six years, in the meantime doubling the amount of inherited wealth that is exempt from the tax to $11 million from $5.5 million.

The top rate would be the same as it is now, except the income level at which it would apply would increase to $1 million for married couples from $480,050 under the current law

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Squid on 11/17/2017 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Ohio Supreme Court Justice, Gubernatorial Candidate Bill O'Neill Writes About Sleeping With 50 Women, Wants to be Voice of 'Heterosexual Males'

A lot of heterosexual men don't seem to understand the difference between consensual and nonconsensual sex with women, which is troubling.

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Squid on 11/17/2017 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley Sets Herself Apart Early in Ohio Governor's Race

She has no chance and is not electable for governor. She only won Dayton mayor a second time, because everyone else was too poor to run on the ballot.

Posted by Michael Bowser on 11/17/2017 at 4:08 PM

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