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Re: “Oblivion

I'm not a Cruise fan really, but I liked this one.

Posted by Mark Plumlee on 06/05/2013 at 11:30 AM

Re: “In the Hive

In the Hive was remarkable, i can't stop talking about it. How can i get the movie. Is it on DVd?

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Posted by Lane on 02/25/2013 at 10:25 PM

Re: “The Skin I Live In (La piel que habito)

buena. buena. buena

Posted by opti on 11/25/2011 at 1:14 AM

Re: “My Run Premiere Event

Love this FILM!!! I'm bringing my Family to the March 31st Screening!

Posted by lovefilm on 02/12/2011 at 12:41 AM

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 11/06/2010 at 10:24 PM

Re: “Creed

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.

Posted by disguyJ on 11/30/2015 at 11:16 PM

Re: “Tied to a Chair

What a great movie about women taking their lives back. Congrats Noami for such a fabulous film.

Posted by CassieD on 03/03/2011 at 8:28 AM

Re: “The 33

Posted by Vania Barraza - La prensa latina on 11/15/2015 at 12:52 AM

Re: “Blood Done Sign My Name

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.

Posted by Truebabe on 01/21/2010 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Scent of a Woman President

Make that 2/3 +1. But that's no reason for voting for Mousseolini, Putin or Kim Jong-Un. After this ilk no convention will be possible.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 09/27/2016 at 11:02 PM

Re: “No Federal Charges for Officer in Darrius Stewart Death

I meant the last post for APop(I get you well spoken types confused). My question is why should citizens be denied the opportunity to sue the authorities in civil court. This isn't double jeopardy, ask OJ.
Additionally, if Representative Cohen's constituency thinks they are under attack by the police, it's his job to represent them.
Stewart's fighting with Schilling opened himself up to permissible lethal force when fleeing. Many feel that this use of force by police doesn't always meet this criteria, hence the suspicion.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 09/27/2016 at 10:53 PM

Re: “Scent of a Woman President

I thought she did wonderfully. Her composure and intelligence next to his blustering stupidity was presidential!

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Posted by Alisha Wallheimer on 09/27/2016 at 10:51 PM

Re: “Scent of a Woman President

It doesn't matter Chris. None of these debates matter.

Over 2/3 of Americans don't trust HRC, period.

Get used to saying President Trump starting 1-20-2017. And study up on "The Convention of the States" in Article V.

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Posted by Nightcrawler on 09/27/2016 at 10:41 PM

Re: “No Federal Charges for Officer in Darrius Stewart Death

Shooting people in the back as they are running away is a proven method of preventing future crime. And who better to investigate law enforcement that law enforcement agencies. Black paranoia is a product of little jewish politicians. Before Cohen they were content to just dance in the street.
A little more back shooting and Enron would never have happened! Plant a few bad drivers six feet under and we could pedal in safety from here to paradise.

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Posted by ern on 09/27/2016 at 10:36 PM

Re: “No Federal Charges for Officer in Darrius Stewart Death

Stevie Cohen: Political Grifter Extraordinaire

Some things never change...

Posted by Nightcrawler on 09/27/2016 at 10:36 PM

Re: “No Federal Charges for Officer in Darrius Stewart Death

@CL - The Fifth Amendment states roughly: "..nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb . . . ." There comes a point when these 'reviews' are simply another chance to take a swipe at the officer involved.

I'm more than willing to acknowledge that our justice system has structural inequity built into it, and that we all need to examine where we as a society are now, in order to redesign it, and improve it. In fact I've said as much here many times.

But this particular case has been through the wringer too many times. Political forces interjecting themselves into the legal process are not, in my opinion, indicative of a fair and impartial justice system. So it is worrisome.

You can think what you want. But I think there are other, more egregious cases to address, even locally, than this one where a guy with outstanding warrants got shot trying to run from the law.

I mean, what exactly did he expect was going to happen? You wrestle with a cop trying to bring you in, and you could get shot. Criminal justice 101.

This whole hoopla is political pandering.

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Posted by OakTree on 09/27/2016 at 10:35 PM

Re: “DA: Marijuana Simple Possession is Small, Falling Charge

Best Tommy Chong voice: Like man, what is this story about

Posted by LoveBC on 09/27/2016 at 10:28 PM

Re: “Cross the Big River on Big River Crossing

Riding any two wheel vehicle in Memphis is dangerous. I am looking forward to pedaling to Arkansas without dodging the clowns that insist on texting and driving.

Posted by LoveBC on 09/27/2016 at 10:22 PM

Re: “AAC Picks: Week 4

Beat Ole Miss

Posted by LoveBC on 09/27/2016 at 10:18 PM

Re: “No Federal Charges for Officer in Darrius Stewart Death

Darrius and his momma thought they were as slick as WD-40 on Teflon. Instead of facing the charges in Iowa and Illinois, they decided to run. He eventually was caught. Instead of allowing himself to be arrested, he decided to try to fight the officer and got himself killed. Even after her son's death, the mother lied to the media and said her son did not have any warrants. WMC did not truth check, and ran with the story.
Stevie is a panderer. No two ways about it. Politicians like Stevie are the cause of the Ferguson effect.

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Posted by LoveBC on 09/27/2016 at 10:08 PM


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