Narrow Search

  • Show Only

  • Category

  • Narrow by Date

    • All
    • Today
    • Last 7 Days
    • Last 30 Days
    • Select a Date Range
    • From:


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?

1 like, 0 dislikes
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: “Confederate Group Promises 'Swarthy Convict' Cellmate for Those Removing Statues

Democrats were slaveholders. Now dems they hold blacks down with making them reliant on government programs. Some black folks have figured this out, most others haven't. Don't take my word, take a drive down south 3rd, a almost 100% democratic stronghold, and advise what has been accomplished in that area over the past 30 years or so. Quick answer, a bunch of empty promises.

We can all agree that a northern Republican ended slavery.

Posted by LoveBC on 06/28/2017 at 11:11 PM

Re: “Memphis Redbirds Revival

Who is the closer for the Redbirds?

Posted by Dan Short on 06/28/2017 at 10:38 PM

Re: “A Compromised Greensward “Solution”

WOW, just WOW! Where has Mr. Smith been!?! To begin with, he's using old, non-approved maps, which says everything. When they agreed to make spaces smaller (latest development), it cut the footprint or land grab by a lot. Saying we're giving up 1/4 is fake news... ha! Messing with people, who worked their asses off, for the Greensward, is just plain wrong.

Posted by pdp on 06/28/2017 at 9:59 PM

Re: “Confederate Group Promises 'Swarthy Convict' Cellmate for Those Removing Statues

John Spain,
I wore authentic Confederate underwear for a month straight in 2012 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Battle of Shiloh. I did get kinda swarthy down there.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by CL Mullins on 06/28/2017 at 5:50 PM

Re: “Memphis Gives Steam Engine to Collierville

I used to.... lead paint and what?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by CL Mullins on 06/28/2017 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Confederate Group Promises 'Swarthy Convict' Cellmate for Those Removing Statues

Liberals haven't changed one bit. Liberty will always be liberty.

What's changed is propagandists changing the definition of words like "liberal" and "democrat" in an attempt to police the language as a tool of social control.

Political correctness is not wanting to tear down fraudulent monuments because it might offend the rich and influential descendants of a historical traitor who hated freedom so much he fought to keep others enslaved.

Honesty and integrity is calling a spade a spade, and in this case, a traitor a traitor, regardless of who's great-grand children want to bellyache about it.

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/28/2017 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Confederate Group Promises 'Swarthy Convict' Cellmate for Those Removing Statues

"Were," "was." These are the key words in your statement. Liberals have switched to supporting another form of slavery and oppression. It's called political correctness.

5 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by John Spain on 06/28/2017 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Confederate Group Promises 'Swarthy Convict' Cellmate for Those Removing Statues

@john spain

You do realize the Confederates were democrats, and that allowing chattel slavery was a liberal position, yes? Slavery was a huge problem for fiscal conservatives, because it devalued labor and caused stagnation in the economy.

Here's a relevant link:

Tearing down those statues IS the conservative stance: Conserve the Union American Patriots died to preserve, and respect their service, not the service of those who sought to murder them in cold blood, like NBF.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/28/2017 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Memphis Gives Steam Engine to Collierville

Nashville RR fans are in the process of restoring the 4-8-4 steam locomotive in Centennial Park back to operating condition, wouldn't it be cool if we could restore the Collierville locomotive back to operating condition?

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by LoveBC on 06/28/2017 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Celebration Scheduled to Kick off 'Great Streets' Downtown

took the new cycle track on my commute to work today, very nice

Posted by apok on 06/28/2017 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Confederate Group Promises 'Swarthy Convict' Cellmate for Those Removing Statues

What a biased, unbalanced rag you have here. Once upon a time, Memphis Flyer was a decent newspaper. Now, you print hit pieces, taking things out of context, twisting the meanings of certain words to suit your Liberal agenda. You suppress those who disagree with your socialist views. There's a word for that: PROPAGANDA. Herr Goebbels would be proud.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by John Spain on 06/28/2017 at 11:18 AM

© 1996-2017

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation