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?
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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.
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I don't really care about the grizzlies, but this was really good.
I remember the days of taking theatre press releases to Bob Jennings. And waiting on edge for our play reviews. And if you had a really nice party, it might get a write up and photo. No such humanity presently graces the columns.
Kevin, you, Matt, and Chris are my Grizz breakdown holy trinity. That being said, all three of you take this stuff a bit too seriously. I don't really care how the Grizz culture affects society and the future of mankind. Just wanna breakdown of how we can possibly win our first round series (confindent you three writers could give me the best content on that matter). You guys won't; however, and seem lost in some game to both one-up and pat eachothers back as you wax poetic about the intricacies of the Grizz culture, grit n grind era, blah, blah
Strait is right. Were there a mass transit system that I could drive to, safely leave my car, and be deposited close to the riverfront, I would be a regular user. Lots to do and see down there.
But since there isn't, I will admit that My suburban attitude requires me to be able to park close.
It is also true that my entertainment money has the same suburban attitude.
We have lots of newspapers across North Mississippi. If we need news from outside of our small towns, state and local news, we will miss the big boys. I assume the small town papers still exist because they don't have to provide excessive profit for corporations who couldn't find us on the map if they knew how to read one.
Capitalism is chewing up and spitting out American news.
There are 40,000 parking spaces downtown. Parking is not an issue unless you have the suburban attitude that you should be able to drive and park in front of every destination.
"Do you notice any parking lots in Central Park NYC, Grant Park Chicago or any other urban park in a major city? Walk or bike you fat, lazy people!"
There is a ton of parking in Grant Park. They have a commuter rail line and train station in Grant Park too. At the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars, they have built a park over the top of all of them.
Half of NYC doesn't even have a car as they have great public transportation. less need to park - especially at NYC prices . Oh my.
Best wishes to Phil Stukenborg. He's been covering local sports for the CA since I was in high school (over 30 years ago)! :(
Thank God we still have:
1.) The Memphis Flyer
2.) The Daily News
3.) The Memphis Business Journal
4.) The Tri-State Defender
Support your local journalists. It's a freedom thing.
Does Gannett own ALL of the newspapers in Tennessee? It sounds dangerously close to that. Good thing we have the Flyer to give us actual news.
It was only a matter of time. We basically have one newspaper for the entire state and most of Mississippi as well. I've gotten tired of skipping over half the copy because it's East Tennessee human interest stories or sports. And most of the rest is like reading USA Today. No local hs sports or student stories. Well, guess I read something different in the mornings. Best wishes to those who lost their jobs. We will miss you all.
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