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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: “Eight Cleveland Mayoral Candidates Vie for PD/Cleveland.com Endorsement

Elizabeth Sullivan and Chris Quinn might as well publicly announce they are Mayor Jackson re-election committee co-chairs.......both fully embrace "Pimpin' for Frank".

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/22/2017 at 6:01 PM
Posted by Evander on 08/22/2017 at 3:51 PM

Re: “A Sampling of Completely Level-Headed Facebook Reviews of the Cleveland Browns After Players Knelt and Prayed During the National Anthem Last Night

And that's their choice douche bag.

See Ruth Bader Ginsberg's comments on the matter.

The one-star reviews are stupid, but no different when the SJW SPAM a page because Bac called someone Asian.

The smugness of these douche bag slactivist reporters at Scene is telling.

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by BrianWilson on 08/22/2017 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Proposed Ohio Bills Would Finally Allow Dogs on Restaurant Patios

And please keep the dogs out. They are not people, even though people that don't have relationships with human beings want them to be. We don't need animals in restaurants. That is absurd. Why should people have to be forced to dine with smelly dogs?

4 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by BrianWilson on 08/22/2017 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Green Day's Rousing Concert at Blossom Proves the Punk Band Hasn't Lost a Step

I agree 100% with your review of the concert. Green Day put on an epic show that I won't soon forget. The only mistake you made is that" Kathleen" was not performed by Catfish and the Bottlemen. "Cocoon" was their opening song.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Robert Bowen on 08/22/2017 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Rally for Luke Stewart at Euclid City Hall Forces City Leaders to Listen to Anger Over Officer-Involved Shooting

Apparently in Euclid, the SWAT squad is the first line of defense when residents want answers from elected officials.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/22/2017 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Browns Players Kneel and Pray During National Anthem in Largest Such NFL Protest to Date

Hey. If you don't like that football players you help pay are protesting a false "Hands up, Don't shoot" narrative, then you are stupid.

Hyper-Liberal Supreme Court judge called the national anthem protests "dumb and disrespectful." So I guess she is dumb too. Maybe she would fit in on WTAM.

3 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by BrianWilson on 08/22/2017 at 11:40 AM

Re: “Charles Ramsey Wants to Beat Up Angel Cordero

I have family who lives on Seymour and Angel Cordero is the one who kicked the door in, and freed Amanda Berry...

The media made him a sensation-like many others-because he is the stereotypical black person who comes across as ignorant and flamboyant......like the "Ain't nobody got time for that" and the one whose intruder story became a song thanks to AutoTune......

But the real reason his account was given before Angels and the other neighbors: he spoke English.....If you watch the Spanish News station interviews you'll see the real account given- which was witnessed by several neighbors, including my cousin.....Amanda was screaming frantically, the women Altagarcia Tejeda and neighbor Aurora Marti hear her, Tejeda goes over to help, realizes she couldn't open the door, so she calls Cordero over who helps kick the door in and Amanda came out with her daughter and used Tejedas phone to call 911...In the process of this Ramsey hears the commotion, asks what is going on then calls 911 from his phone.....

The man lies so much he probably can't even see straight! If you listen to his 911 call you hear him call her Linda Berry and say he doesn't know if there are any others in the house......then on the first of his interviews he talks about how it's a "dead giveaway for a pretty little white girl to come running into a black man's arms" then the next interview he says he thought it was a "domestic dispute" and didn't want to get involved. .....until he saw Angel trying to kick in the door, then goes to help.......

He got mad because the neighborhood called him out. Mind you he was sleeping on someone's couch and is a dishwasher at a crappy restaurant, after he was given the reward and GoFundMe money he went and bought an expensive car, liquor and drugs and was trying to sell thirty with his picture for $25-.....He then went on to threaten Angel and was broke weeks lafer.........He's a deadbeat Dad and and loser. God knew he wasn't the hero and karma prevailed,

And for those who are insisting he is telling the truth because Amandas book says so. ...for one thing I would be amazed at her recollection of exactly WHO was behind the door with the amount of adrenaline going through her....that is why witness testimony is the weakest form of evidence and people are continually being exonerated by DNA......but you are disregarding at least 5 people who witnessed it......and Amanda is simply going along with the version she heard and the narrative of the version in the book Charles cowrote....if she disputed it it would cause the publisher $$$ and he himself admits Angel was there first in several interviews........And Amandas version is full of inconsistent material from her interviews and Michelle Knights version. She didn't even credit Wright with delivering her baby! So you might want to consider that.......

If you examine all the information here, verify it, and you and still believe Ramseys version you are just believing what you want to and not the truth.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by amberjade11 on 08/22/2017 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Browns Players Kneel and Pray During National Anthem in Largest Such NFL Protest to Date

In the spirit of the Olympic Project for Human Rights.

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/22/2017 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Sakkio Japan is Closed at Tower City

Sakkio was the bomb to hit up before games.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by BrianWilson on 08/22/2017 at 1:43 AM

Re: “Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Validates More Than 13,000 Q Deal Referendum Signatures

Career politicians and titans of industry afraid of the ballot box? Say it ain't so!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/21/2017 at 4:53 PM

Re: “CHA Spirits and Pizza Closing Up Shop in Battery Park, Relocating to Ohio City

Can Ohio City just get one decent pizza place that DELIVERS?

Posted by Hayduke85 on 08/21/2017 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Weary Polensek Grills Council, But November Q Deal Referendum Unlikely

The Men Behind The Curtain will most assuredly be willing to come up with the funds for a special election in the dead of winter...After all, the cost represents less than one percent of the $80 million they wish to siphon off the local tax base (in addition, of course, to sin tax receipts) for Mr. Gilbert's Personal Xanadu...an amount that can easily be recovered through the inevitable cost overruns for the project...

And they NEED a special election...The way they plan to get Frank Jackson re-elected is to pump up voter turnout in the African-American community for the November election...These are precisely the same folks who are currently most likely to oppose the Q deal...Placing the issue on the November ballot thus presents them with a problem: an open election might not yield the results they want...A special election in February or March would make it MUCH easier to suppress turnout and manipulate the process...

(I must admit, though...to read of Council members' sudden interest in the cost to taxpayers, given their utter capitulation to the oligarchs, seems as quaint as it is unintentionally ironic...to me, anyway)...

Posted by sputteringwithoutrage on 08/21/2017 at 4:41 PM

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