I'm not a Cruise fan really, but I liked this one.
In the Hive was remarkable, i can't stop talking about it. How can i get the movie. Is it on DVd?
buena. buena. buena
Love this FILM!!! I'm bringing my Family to the March 31st Screening!
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!
Saw the movie today and was very impressed. Stallone at his best. The young Creed (Michael B. Jordan) was excellent in his role also, and the movie was relatively devoid of gratuitous sex and bad language.
What a great movie about women taking their lives back. Congrats Noami for such a fabulous film.
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Grove and Nick,
Orrrrr, you could trust in the old free enterprise motto of supply and demand and pay workers enough to fill the jobs. Truly unnecessary low wage jobs would go unfilled while the vital ones would be have to pay an attractive wage. Ya gotta choose between King George or Adam Smith.
(this is the discussion we should have been having)
@Pack and Jeff
Thanks for getting my day started off with a laugh.
Billy, the Wiley Coyote, forever sending off checks to the mail order Acme Company.
To address your question about who would take those jobs, you'd have to address entitlements in some capacity.
I've always said that there is no need to attack entitlement spending unless you've increased the supply of blue collar work available.
If you were to wave your magic wand and deport all the illegals (not possible, but bear with me), you'd have a glut of supply in blue collar work. The only way you'd get people to take those jobs is if you reduced the checks that the unemployed or those on welfare received, essentially forcing them into the work force to take up the slack.
It's all economics to me. If you want to drive an action or fill a gap, you have to use economic incentive.
Personally, if you wanted my immigration policy, I would create a path to citizenship for all illegals today, and I would make it reasonable. I would provide a 2 year grade period to get your legal citizenship process started. Once that's complete, anyone remaining who is undocumented will be deported without question.
In the meantime, I would eliminate caps on immigration and streamline the legal immigration process. If you want in, and you want the opportunity to work here, come on in. I think a cursory background check to try to keep out criminals would be fine, but other than that, come on. That said, I would have a policy in place to where you're essentially a probationary citizen. If you get caught with certain levels of criminal activity during that probationary period, not only will you serve your time, but after you get done serving, you'll be deported.
That goes for immigrants from all countries. If you're going to be here, we'd rather you be here legally, paying taxes, working within our laws, etc.
Can you say honeypot?
@ Sue - There's a complex formula that tourism researchers use, which weights things like airline tickets and restaurant sales to people outside the metro areas (credit cards can be tied to a resident zipcode). I forget the exact composition of the formula. Next time I see Kevin Kane, I'll ask him for what exactly is in it.
Billy, strutting alone around the wrestling ring, blowing kisses at the empty seats.
How does the state know this is tourist spending rather than people from the metro area?
Thank you Mr Clinton, now please turn out the lights, tomorrow is a school day.
I know you weren't playing - you got played. But my parents taught me to be kind to the elderly.
Congrats on the KY marriage to your brother, Pops. I understand that's a tradition in your family. Explains a lot. Anyway, be careful. Nobody wants flipper kids.
Hil is motioning me to board the private jet we chartered to fly a load of "donations" down to the Foundation account in the Caymans. She gets testy if I don't move fast enough, and she's got a left hook like a professional boxer. So, I gotta go.
P.S. I notice that you responded like 15 minutes after my post. Get out of the house guys. It's just not good to spend that much time communicating with strangers over the internet.
You know, it's entirely possible for folks to be in disagreement about the politics of immigration, and have serious discussions about immigration policy as articulated by one political party or another, and still do all of this without injecting race into your argument at all.
You have to feel sad for people like Bill who can't seem to grasp this simple idea.
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