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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: “River Records' Jerry Gibson Killed in Store

I left Memphis 10 years ago because it was such a piece of shit city. Jerry Gibson and I were friends for 40 years. What kind of low-life trash would rob a record store? What a pointless loss. I imagine the murderer is sitting around smoking the lat bit of crack he got from the money he stole from Jerry. I hope the murderer chokes on it all the way down to where he belongs. Jerry Gibson was a gentle soul who loved music and built his life around that love. Goodbye, buddy, hope you are with Elvis in rock 'n' roll heaven.

Posted by Dennis McHaney on 12/10/2016 at 12:57 AM

Re: “City Rolling Out New Recycling Carts

Very Good

Posted by Abhi on 12/10/2016 at 12:01 AM

Re: “Dems' State Senate Leader Foresees Clashes with Haslam

I would like to see Lee Harris replace Steve Cohen in the 9th.

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Posted by LoveBC on 12/09/2016 at 10:18 PM

Re: “"I Love You Too, America": Memphians Prep for Life Under Trump

BC adding a touch of class, like usual

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Posted by datGuy on 12/09/2016 at 9:15 PM

Re: “Grizzlies 88, Trail Blazers 86: Haiku Game Notes

If I recall correctly, Kenny Smith once said that when a team loses a game by a significant point differential, that's on the players. But when a team loses a close game, that's on the coach. We can debate the generality of that claim, but I do think that there's something to be said about coaching in tight games. And in the Grizzlies case, they always see to win close games. While this was often true in past seasons, what they are doing this year with a depleted roster and a lot of inexperienced players is on a whole different level. Coach Fizdale is getting unexpected production from players who, quite frankly, I thought would be washed out of the NBA by now. And his system seems to have elevated the play of his stars: Conley and Gasol. I can't wait to see what he's able to do with Parsons when (or if) he gets healthy again. Also, winning games against beatable opponents is also a sign of good coaching, I believe. It suggests that the team is disciplined, focused, and executing to the best of its ability.

As for Gasol, I'm surprised to see that he barely cracks top the 10 of centers in the league when he's ranked according to various analytics and fantasy stats. The eyeball test suggests otherwise, as appears to be he's having another All-NBA year. What he's doing in crunch time is particularly impressive. In fact, that's one area where the analytics appear to reflect what I've been seeing on the court. According one site that measures clutch stats, Gasol is the 5th most clutch player so far this season. Would the Griz have a record of 16-8 with any other center in the league? Cousins and White side are stat machines, and Towns is already averaging 20/10. But I'd take Gasol's intangibles over any other center all day long.

Posted by Iggy on 12/09/2016 at 9:09 PM

Re: “Pin and Bear It

@Cl - You don't use calculus equations to convince the mule to pull the line on the mill when you're making molasses. But a carrot or an apple might work. Depends. They can be willful if they sense any weakness in their master.

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Posted by OakTree on 12/09/2016 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Here Comes the 'Ikea Effect'

I received an Ikea catalog in the mail today. It's 326 pages, very well bound on high quality gloss paper. They dropped some serious bucks putting this together as well as mailing them out. Ikea is making a serious commitment to this area.

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Posted by East Memphis Mark on 12/09/2016 at 7:58 PM

Re: “Pin and Bear It

Firefox said: "...his socialist, globalist, executive order policies..." Hmm, sounds familiar. Oh yeah:

You're in good, even if unhinged, company, FF.

Posted by moverhill on 12/09/2016 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Pin and Bear It

Some folks had a great time the past eights. With me it was a wash, the train don't care who the engineer is. There is more to reality than your or my experience. Have someone change the combo on your gun safe, true believers always take it the hardest.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 12/09/2016 at 6:33 PM

Re: “Pin and Bear It

I don't think Jill Stein has a penis.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 12/09/2016 at 6:27 PM

Re: “Here Comes the 'Ikea Effect'

Furniture, shmurniture; I'm looking forward to the meatballs. And, the restaurant looks like it'll be the biggest bargain, next only to Costco's pizza and hot dogs.

Posted by moverhill on 12/09/2016 at 6:25 PM

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