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.
One can clearly see that film reviewing is a corrupt industry. Just like the film and publishing industry. They go hand and hand with all these lies. http://timothybtyson.com/page0.html
Fascinating points, but could somebody tell me just who this Forrest fellow was and just where is this Memphis you speak of?
Can somebody please tell me where I can find evidence that General Forrest was ever even in the Klan? I've looked and have found nothing. There's a court case were they federal government claimed he was a member but the government lost the case for lack of evidence. Forrest himself always maintained he was never a member. Forrest was also brought up on charges by the reconstruction government for providing money to black men to buy GUNS to protect themselves from lawlessness and he was known to support blacks advancing into an Intergrated society not to mention he participated in one of the first documented interracial kisses. But I haven't been able to find any documentation of actual klan membership. Can someone point me in the right direction?
I prefer that we keep the "grit and grind" third world appearance throughout the city therefore I am opposed to any "modern" looking buildings.
I keep hearing this "majority" of the city that wants this. Where are they? The majority of people in Memphis don't really give a crap one way or the other.
I personally think it's a ridiculous waste of money on the city's part. While the City Council have spent millions tying this matter up in court, the city has been falling apart around them. They are short hundreds of Firefighters and police, they are cutting the pay and benefits of those very men and women, cutting critical items from the city budget right and left, and for what? To desecrate the grave of an American Veteran (Public Law 85-425and Public Law 85-811)? To tear down a statue that hurts no one?
Let's not be fooled. Let's consider the real reason this has become an issue. The UT Medical Center desperately wants the land the park sits on to expand their campus. THAT is the reason Forrest Park is in the crosshairs, not some altruistic desire to "do good" by our corrupt City Council.
WAS... Heck he STILL IS, Pete. Still helping out where he can, putting himself out there, day after day, even when some people have nothing kind to say about him. One thing about people who leave a high profile office. They can retreat, and lay back (after all they have earned it) or they can go on doing their thing, but just in a different venue. AC isn't the kind of guy who lays back. I honestly admire both his attitude AND his fortitude.
LoveBC, What statue of a historic/notorious figure would you not want in your neighborhood?
Would you object to neighbors offering to move it for free ( I am sure we could sell tickets to citizens wanting to take a few swings of a sledge or some confederate necromancers from Bugtussle would gladly move it to their local 1st Baptist Church)
Would an accompanying statue of Forrest beating or raping a chained slave be divisive? You can't erase history.
About the major thing that turns me off about politics, and politicians, is so much effort and money is wasted on useless drama. Let's just look through the current Memphis Flyer issue. We have a protracted legal battle that is running up legal fees for politically connected lawyers to dig up the remains of Gen. Forrest. Surely there is at one issue in Memphis that is more important than removing the remains of a dead democrat.
Not to be outdone, the Beav wants to pass feel good legislation so the state can tell trans were they can and cannot take a wiz. Really.
I'm just a humble working guy trying to take care of a family. I am more interested in stopping the spread of crime, getting my son a good education, staying gainfully employed and keeping some money in the bank.
datGuy, the address on the senate web site is his legal office which is located in the historic Collierville town square. He lives somewhere in Germantown last I heard. I also live in the district.
Mate, Germantown Elementary, Middle and HS are Shelby County schools. Houston HS and middle and the other elementary schools are Germantown schools.
@BC, so trying to move a statue to where it's wanted, divides the city; but, keeping the "statue and remains of the Confederate Army general, slave trader, and Ku Klux Klan founding member" in place against the wishes of far and away most citizens keeps it together.
I imagine if I drink enough that would make sense, assuming I was passed out when the options were presented.
It's not really the revisionist vs traditionalist flip flop, its wasting tax dollars with feel good legislation and gives Alan Wade even more opportunities to pump up his legal fees by further driving a wedge between the citizens of Memphis.
By Toby Sells
download this issue
click here to see more »