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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

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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. http://timothybtyson.com/page0.html

Posted by Truebabe on 01/21/2010 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Catching the Big One

Hey, Pop. Go pound sand on another site. See ya.

Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 05/26/2017 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Catching the Big One

@barf

Who defended violence?

Violence is not defendable.

And there is that "seems" word again.

And what is that "something" that told you that?

Posted by ArlingtonPop on 05/26/2017 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Catching the Big One

@Bruce

Journalists?

I will only accept that description of the Flyer if you can accept that Fox News consists of journalists also.

Not journalists, just advocates.

Unless you really want to defend this article as anything more than earnestly wishing that the President of the United States is a traitor?

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 05/26/2017 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Catching the Big One

AP-
All accounts and witnesses describe the same scene (this description provided by the FoxNews reporter):
"The reporter (Ben Jacobs) asked if he had a response to the newly released Congressional Budget Office report on the American Health Care Act. Gianforte told him he would get to him later. Jacobs persisted with his question. Gianforte told him to talk to his press guy, Shane Scanlon. At that point, Gianforte grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him. Faith, Keith and I watched in disbelief as Gianforte then began punching the reporter. As Gianforte moved on top of Jacobs, he began yelling something to the effect of, 'I'm sick and tired of this!'".

So, on the eve of a special election, a journalist has the gall to push a political nominee for a position statement regarding newly released government information pertaining to one of the most important pieces of legislation currently floating in the halls of DC and he is an advocate of a particular political philosophy? A Republican representative says "It's not appropriate behavior. Unless the reporter deserved it" and yet journalists should not claim their right to questio... even grill... politicians under protection of the First Amendment (what you derisively refer to as "special protection". Too bad all those gun nuts have "special protection" under the same Constitution). You think journalists were a pure and unbiased lot when the First Amendment was adopted in 1791? Hardly, but at least our founders understood the important role they play in a democracy which is why they did not include any "but for" clauses regarding viewpoints, opinion or journalistic products in stating that important right.

But maybe you are right, the death of democracy does not start with physical attacks against journalists. It truly begins to show itself when people such as yourself try to justify violence that violates rights protected by the Constitution.

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Posted by barf on 05/26/2017 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Catching the Big One

And yet, here you two are, day after day, commenting at a website where all the content is generated by journalists. Careful what you wish for.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 05/26/2017 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Catching the Big One

Getting an asshole out of your personal space when they jump up your nose is appropriate. The death of democracy occurs when civil discourse devolves to the point that people would defend such affronts as acceptable. They are not.

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Posted by Thoughtful on 05/26/2017 at 2:09 PM

Re: “New Recovery Residence for Women Opens

Way to go Grace House!

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Posted by Frank Saitta on 05/26/2017 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Catching the Big One

@barf

Or perhaps when journalists cross the line and become advocates of a particular political philosophy, and them claim special protection under the Constitution, is how the death of democracy begins to show itself?

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 05/26/2017 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Catching the Big One

...and VanWyngarden,
In somewhat related news, you must be concerned regarding the apparent validation of a representative elect by the voters in a state when said rep. "bodyslammed" a member of the press and then went on to win the election while the rest of the GOP having developed collective amnesia overnight. Rep. Duncan Hunter(R) who did apparently still remember the incident said of the assault on the reporter, Its not appropriate behavior. Unless the reporter deserved it. One of the fringe righties with a radio show and an open invitation to the White House said that Although there is an audio recording of the incident, video is needed for the story to be reliable. This despite the fact that other journalists, even those with FoxNews, corroborated the story. Meanwhile, active interviews outside of polling stations in Montana captured quotes such as these from some that states most respected and highly regarded citizens: "You're lucky someone doesn't pop one of you and "That audio made me cheer."

History is very clear in noting that this is how the death of a democracy begins to show itself.

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Posted by barf on 05/26/2017 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Catching the Big One

@Oak

I don't know enough about the inner workings of the Intel community to be able to make any sort of intelligent contribution to the discussion.

I do think that talk of impeachment is being tossed around pretty loosely. The Constitution allows impeachment on the basis of Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors. The member requesting impeachment must be able to demonstrate the behavior that merits those charges.

Nevertheless. impeachment is a political act and a political process, separate from any criminal judicial process. Which is to say it is up to politicians to determine what behavior constitutes a valid basis of impeachment under the Constitution.

So, maybe.

Posted by ArlingtonPop on 05/26/2017 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Catching the Big One

If or when evidence is finally presented regarding Trump's collusion with the Russians, the second question will be whether anyone does anything about it. While I would love to believe that most of my fellow countrymen (and women) are ultimately ruled by logic and pine for justice, I have a sneaking suspicion that all the POTUS will need to do in response is call whatever facts are provided "lies" (no matter how it was gathered, how rock solid and regardless of the number of witnesses) and Trump's troops will continue to gleefully march to his tune. It fits the conspiracy narrative he has been pushing from the start and that middle America loves to gorge themselves upon.
The GOP will be able to easily play to whatever tune is called for by ensuring the bar that defines solid evidence will morph to always be slightly outside the scope of whatever evidence is provided ("Yes, the rest of DC saw/heard it. However, I was on the can, so the validity of the facts are questionable").

In all seriousness, the man could shoot somebody on Fifth Ave at noon in front of thousands of witnesses with camera phones documenting the whole thing and I believe he would get away with it after the Prez reminds the rest of the country:
A) They did not actually see it themselves ("Who you going to trust, me or a bunch of looser New Yorkers?")
and
B) That the video is being peddled by the liberal media ("The Moon landing was filmed in a studio in Anaheim").

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Posted by barf on 05/26/2017 at 12:22 PM

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