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Re: “The Lion King 3D

The new Lion King, now showing in theaters far surpasses the original animated Lion King. Breathtaking scenes, funny lines, and Breathtaking music. This movie is Full of soul and spirituality. Superb, Outstanding, a true Masterpiece!

Posted by Shelly Mitchell on 08/16/2019 at 1:48 PM

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: “Carl Monday, Tom Meyer, Tom Merriman Hired by Fox 8 as Local TV News Arms Race Goes Thermonuclear

yay! they can chase each other into bathrooms for "scoops"

Posted by Tim Russo on 09/18/2019 at 9:39 AM

Re: “A Case for Not Making a Big Deal About Finding Hair in Your Food, and Not Even Sending the Plate Back

I feel the same way. I've pulled a few loose strings out of my dishes over the years and just kept going. I've sent back meals that revealed plastic pieces and a shard of glass, but a stray here or there is only a speedbump.
My wife could not endorse or recommend my indifference to leftover produce from the follicle garden.

Posted by eat me on 09/18/2019 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Lit Cleveland Celebrates New Ledership With Expansion, Membership Engagement

lol Mark Schumman on the board? hell really does have no bottom

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Tim Russo on 09/18/2019 at 6:22 AM

Re: “Marta's, the Czech Gem, will Close its Doors After 25 Years on Sept. 28

I live at the opposite corner of town, but perhaps I will czech it out.

"Marta's is Czeching Out, Closing After 25 Years on Sept. 28" would have made a much better headline.

2 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Who writes this stuff? on 09/17/2019 at 1:26 AM

Re: “City of Cleveland Issues Advisory Against Vaping

I wonder how many vape store owners will hang around for the lawsuit portion of this experiment. Internet cafes with illegal gambling... Vape stores causing lung disease... what's next in the wild west that is Ohio.

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Phil Smith on 09/16/2019 at 11:46 PM

Re: “Report: Secret Fracking Chemicals a Concern for Ohio

So my business has to have MSDS sheets on site for common cleaning products but frackers don't need to inform first responders about what chemicals they'll be facing in an emergency. Wasn't Kasich's Ohio a wonderful place.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Phil Smith on 09/16/2019 at 11:41 PM

Re: “Giant Eagle Requests Customers Not Open Carry In Its Grocery Stores and Gas Stations

They've added to the problem for years by selling gun fetish magazines. Now they want the gun nuts to leave their guns at home. Good luck with that.

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Phil Smith on 09/16/2019 at 11:30 PM

Re: “Browns Claim Man Who Wasn't at Game Poured Beer on Titans Player, Ban Him From Stadium

Way to go State Farm App! :-)

Posted by LIKEAGOODNEIGHBOR on 09/16/2019 at 1:25 PM

Re: “City of Cleveland Reminds Browns Fans That Alcohol Consumption is Strictly Prohibited at the Muni Lot

Is this a list of what's banned, or a checklist of things to do for a proper muni lot experience?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by AdamHall on 09/16/2019 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Cleveland Deserves Better than Frank Jackson, the 'None of Your Business' Mayor

Most times, when someone says it's not your business, it is your business. And the denials and stall tactics and holding up a sheet saying there's nothing behind this sheet only make us want to know more and more what's going on behind the scenes. Thankfully we have people that still like to ask tough questions and get to the bottom of what's really going on.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by AdamHall on 09/16/2019 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Cavs Broadcaster Fred McLeod Passes Away at the Age of 67

This is incredibly sad and disappointing, my heart goes out to his loved ones. The city of Cleveland and Cavalier fans lost a wonderful person...he will be sorely missed.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by AdamHall on 09/16/2019 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Here's Stomp, Tri-C's New Triceratops Mascot

I have so many things I want to say about this, nearly 99% of which are not very polite. This certainly seems like money well spent.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by AdamHall on 09/16/2019 at 12:12 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot's Campaign Treasurer Says He Didn't Know He Was Campaign Treasurer

Holy crap theres a lot of funny business going on lately...always seems to involve money and politics...who could imagine?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by AdamHall on 09/16/2019 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Browns Claim Man Who Wasn't at Game Poured Beer on Titans Player, Ban Him From Stadium

Fake news...there was no Browns game the other week when the Browns played the Titans. It was actually just an elaborate stunt by the Russians and Chinese to discredit Baker Mayfield and waste a beer.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by AdamHall on 09/16/2019 at 12:01 PM

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