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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: “Four People Attack Transgender Clevelander, Post Incident to Snapchat

The vermin that perpetuate these attacks need to be removed. I'm all for a return to banishment as punishment for crimes. Put them in jail for a good long time and then banish them from Cuyahoga County forever.

Posted by Squid on 07/28/2017 at 1:04 PM

Re: “You Can Soon Tour the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge and Subway

This is very cool. I worked construction on Massimmos Restaurant(25th and detroit) back in 1990 and we would go down through their basement and sit on that lower tier to have our breaks and lunch. Back then there were tons of holes and you could see straight down to the river if you walked out a bit. They've done a nice job with making this a tourist spot.

Posted by Richelle Gmys-Simon on 07/28/2017 at 12:53 PM

Re: “New Donut Venture Coming from Former BonBon Café Owner Courtney Bonning

Bet they'll open before brew nuts

Posted by Jessie Khoury Starcher on 07/28/2017 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Hits and Misses at Quick-Serve Mofongo Latin Grill

He's the worst writer we got in Cleveland. And that's not saying much! What a joke. Way to put zero effort into your writing.

Posted by RatTraTraTrat on 07/28/2017 at 12:50 PM

Re: “You Can Soon Tour the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge and Subway

The wooden mock-up of a streetcar presents a wonderful photo op...
All the selfie-obsessed idiots can stand in front of it...
Then they can snap an image that looks like they're about to be killed.
Great fun!

Chuckles the Clown

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 07/28/2017 at 12:04 PM

Re: “You Can Soon Tour the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge and Subway

- "Sub-Rosa Subway" -

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 07/28/2017 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Rick's Cafe to Close July 25; New Eatery to Open in 60 to 90 Days

I have inquired numerous times to ask if gift cards we bought for people this year will be honored with no response from new ownership. After reading this, I'm assuming that we can light a match to that money. While I'm excited to see what's coming, I'm bummed.

Posted by Shannon on 07/28/2017 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Hits and Misses at Quick-Serve Mofongo Latin Grill

It's MOFONGO not "Mofungo" for Pete's sake! The proper spelling is in the name of the Restaurant! LOL!

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Arielle Maria on 07/28/2017 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Au Bon Pain, Starbucks, Conference Rooms and Vacant Space — The Sorry State of the Global Center for Health and Innovation

To be clear, this entire project is a disaster. Any fool saw it coming.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by aglazen on 07/28/2017 at 5:48 AM

Re: “Incubus Takes a Workmanlike Approach to Performance at Blossom

Fungus Among Us came out in 1995. 22 years later Boyd's voice is better than ever. Unbelievable to sing at such a high level for so long.

Posted by Bobby Consiglio on 07/27/2017 at 8:42 PM

Re: “Coming Soon: The City Diner in Old Brooklyn

Cannot wait Stella assures me I will not be disappointed . She is a great PR person and friend !

Posted by Ruby Pelc on 07/27/2017 at 6:56 PM

Re: “National Sports Collectors Convention Returns to Cleveland in 2018

The national show is an extravaganza.....but the annual springtime Ohio Sports Collector Convention in Strongsville shows why bigger is not always better.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 07/27/2017 at 5:11 PM

Re: “New Donut Venture Coming from Former BonBon Café Owner Courtney Bonning

Well, i've had CITY GIRL donuts, which opens in September, and let me tell you: that's going to be a real challenge to even come close to what they will be offering! But Courtney is great at what she does too, so it will be fun to watch and sample!

Posted by aglazen on 07/27/2017 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Several Clevelanders Make Cameos in Sweet Apple’s New Music Video

It's Brittany M. HudaK. Thanks for the shout-out!

Posted by Brittany M. Hudak on 07/27/2017 at 2:41 PM

Re: “48 Cats Removed From Animal Hoarder's Home in Wooster

Have to wonder WHY it is not an uncommon occurrence in Ohio. Is it more frequent than in other states? And if so, what seem to be the reasons for it?

Hoarding itself is not uncommon. Gotta wonder, though, why these animal hoarders always choose cats.

Chuckles the Clown

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 07/27/2017 at 1:43 PM

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