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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: “Really, Austin?

The logo's owned by Concord Music. FWIW.

Posted by Chris Davis on 10/24/2016 at 9:48 PM

Re: “Really, Austin?

Surely Stax has a legal team...

Posted by OakTree on 10/24/2016 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Really, Austin?

Keep Austin plagiaristic!

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Posted by Tom Prestigiacomo on 10/24/2016 at 9:15 PM

Re: “Fincher Paid to Defeat Flinn in 8th Race, Publication Says

This reads like Lord of the Flies, without all the sentimentality.

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Posted by Memphomania on 10/24/2016 at 8:49 PM

Re: “National Baseball Day Redux

"It ain't over till it's over" --- Yogi Berra

Posted by datGuy on 10/24/2016 at 8:22 PM

Re: “Tim Sampson’s Last Word (For Real)

I can certainly see how someone like you would find Tim's column offensive. That was the beauty of it.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 10/24/2016 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Vote No to Misogyny!

I'm hoping for a Disney cartoon, 'The Tale Of The Donald'.
You really need Technicolor to do justice to the hairs.

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Posted by OakTree on 10/24/2016 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Rest in Peace Clay Hardee

Man, I loved talking Grizzlies with you, Clay. Was always excited to see you walk in the P&H or for me to walk in and find you there ready to watch the game. I'm really gonna miss that.

So very glad to have known you. Enjoy the universe.

Posted by the server on 10/24/2016 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Vote No to Misogyny!

Trump is also accused of reprehensible ACTIONS. Besides women that have recently come forward alleging assault, there's a civil suit scheduled for December for the rape of a 13 year old. And Trump has called his accusers names and threatened to make their life hell - aka pummeled them into submission.

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Posted by nobody on 10/24/2016 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Vote No to Misogyny!

@gotrump: Well, I have yelled at a wall a couple of times and had two kids that were teenagers once upon a time, so I know where you are coming from. I don't think a vote for a third-party candidate this time around will lead to their election. However, I am hoping a decent showing could pave the way for stronger showings for third-party candidates in the future. I think we need more competition from those outside the R&D parties.

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Posted by Timeout4 on 10/24/2016 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Tim Sampson’s Last Word (For Real)

Good riddance.

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Posted by Clyde on 10/24/2016 at 1:42 PM

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