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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: “No Federal Charges for Officer in Darrius Stewart Death

Got to love Stevie's pandering, don't you?

Posted by ArlingtonPop on 09/27/2016 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Tale of Two Plans

Hey barf, hold this cup o' moonshine and my corncob pipe for me will ya while I try to work out this here Google thing to figure out what you mean by "provincial."....

No one claimed his idea was unique in its overall concept - indeed the site specificity is one of the project's most predominantly unique factors. And no one claimed that every decision made by government "involves a conspiracy to deprive others of their hard earned rewards or credit." But in this instance, something is a bit rotten in Denmark. I don't know about you, barf, but if I presented a project for about a decade to "the powers that be," it received little serious consideration during that time, and then the very parties to which I'd been presenting the same stonewalled project, suddenly roll out (with much fanfare and self-congratulation) a nearly identical project (down to the actual renderings presented to ye magnanimous outside investors on high), I'd feel a bit wronged and would want some answers.

For a city to claim it's striving to support its creative class and for an administration to purport it's all about transparency, there's a pretty clear lack of evidence of either of those things happening in this instance. And that's a problem, not just for Mr. Kirkscey, but for all Memphians.

But hey, what do I know? I didn't even know that Huey's HAD a basement! Thanks for the heads up. Tell Reid Hedgepeth and Chuck Brady "Hello" at your next meeting. In the meantime, I'm going put my tinfoil hat back on and return to my favorite pastimes of basket weaving and campaigning for Mongo for mayor.

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Posted by Mary Ost on 09/27/2016 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Tale of Two Plans

Barf, that is true - not every decision in government involves a conspiracy. But if there's money on the table, there is. People don't go into politics for the fun of it. They're there for the money. If some of them happen to do a little good along the way, well then hooray.

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Posted by Jeff on 09/27/2016 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Former TN Legislator Jeremy Durham Kicked Out of UT Game for Hitting

Barf, is that why you're called barf?

Posted by Jeff on 09/27/2016 at 2:23 PM

Re: “The 2016-17 Season: Ground Rules

How can you filter a quote if a quote is obtained straight from the source? Will all non Grind City Media people be banned from the locker room after games? After practice? I feel this concern somewhat valid but is way over blown. The NBA has NBATV. It's run by TNT. That seems to be working out fine. NBATV's existence doesn't prevent TNT and other media outlets from reporting on and being critical of the NBA. How is this situation in Memphis any different?

Posted by Okitech623 on 09/27/2016 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Tale of Two Plans

One of the key things to remember about primate behavior Jeff, is that the big dumb alpha male takes whatever anybody else in the troop finds. If he likes the way it tastes, it becomes the shnizlet. Everybody wants some. Then the beta male with no mate, who was the one who found it in the first place, goes off to sit on a branch away from the others to ponder the inscrutability of fate.

Humans are no better than any other primate in this regard.

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Posted by OakTree on 09/27/2016 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Tale of Two Plans

As it relates to the door, I am not even on the property. I wish I could get my back clapped, but perhaps by someone a little less provincial. I simply offered a possible explanation as to why Kirkscey may not have been consulted as an alternative to the predictable “corrupt, wheeling and dealing” response. I have no idea what really happened and it is safe to say that goes for yourself and anyone else here making any such claims.

I speak from experience working with all types of people and personalities in lots of different places on urban projects:
A) Kirkscey’s ideas are only unique by way of their geographic location. These same ideas and concepts can be found in almost all of the nation’s major cities and many of its smaller communities as well. I’m sorry, but it’s no snowflake. It does not mean it does not represent a very worthwhile concept.
B) I have dealt with situations where great ideas were hindered by their creator. A concept may be brilliant, but the individual who formed it may lack the personality, tactical skills or the ideological flexibility necessary to execute the steps that would bring the concept to fruition. In those cases, implementation must often wait until someone else can take the reins.

One thing I do know: not every decision ever made by government involves a conspiracy to deprive others of their hard earned rewards or credit… except in your case. In our most recent secret meeting (in the basement under Huey’s) we really did discuss stealing all of your good ideas and hording them for ourselves.

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Posted by barf on 09/27/2016 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Cohen Calls Presidential Race “Armageddon,” Says Trump in League with Russia

Nothing says classy like a jackass-themed mosquito glue strip.

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Posted by Long Duck Dong on 09/27/2016 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Homeless Advocates Protest, Demand Better Housing and LGBT Shelter

Mee-Mee: do you accept Bitcoin?

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Posted by Long Duck Dong on 09/27/2016 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Former TN Legislator Jeremy Durham Kicked Out of UT Game for Hitting

I'll bet Kelsey made him sleep on the couch that night.

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Posted by weallknow on 09/27/2016 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Former TN Legislator Jeremy Durham Kicked Out of UT Game for Hitting

Does living in his Mommy and Daddy's basement count as his residency?

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Posted by Charlie Eppes on 09/27/2016 at 11:58 AM


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