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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: “Council Recap: Beale Street Bucks, Railgarten Get New Ways Forward

If the council's chairman wants to move ahead and put the new Beale Street Bucks program into effect as soon as possible, all he has to do is move the matter ahead to the mayor as soon as possible and get the mayor to sign it. This would make the council's approval of the minutes a moot issue. The council has misled the public for decades about approval of the minutes being required. jcov40

Posted by jcov40 on 05/24/2017 at 11:04 PM

Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

@ LonnieandBrenda Woods, My sympathies on the blood disorder. Them spirochetes can be a bitch.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 05/24/2017 at 8:54 PM

Re: “The White League


I think that the Democrat party is just trying to hide evidence of its crimes. I think that doing so is shameful. I think you are simply trying to further the cause of hiding the evidence that the democrat party and this white supremacy you keep talking about are one and the same.

Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 05/24/2017 at 8:54 PM

Re: “Expungement Fees for Nonviolent Offenders to be Lowered

"Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional..." Anonymous

"To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you..." C.S. Lewis

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong..." M.K. Gandhi

Posted by OakTree on 05/24/2017 at 8:53 PM

Re: “Expungement Fees for Nonviolent Offenders to be Lowered

Now that's an interesting concept as espoused by Rep. Akbari: "I don't want anybody to have to suffer for the consequences of their actions on their worst day."

Only the victims should have to suffer; never the criminal. I see its brilliance & clarity.

Posted by Long Duck Dong on 05/24/2017 at 8:37 PM

Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

...WELL...The Confederacy will Never be removed from MY blood. LEAVE the statues ALONE!!!!...Leave OUR HERITAGE ALONE!!!!..Like it or not, Be Proud of your own race!!...yet, DONT FORCE your ideals on other races. WE ARE DIFFERENT. You want your kids to wear his or her hat around backwards or show underwear, or floppy shoes, or bushy hair, or, weird automobiles, certain foods, go ahead "mix"......teach yours kids "there is NO Difference.......then enjoy your half and half family!.... I tried to teach my two kids, to never be mean, nor miss-treat anyone, but the salt stays in the salt shaker and the pepper stays in the pepper shaker. My 2 cents doesnt really matter, look at billboards, TV ads, magazines...How many Mexican's, and white women do you see??....None??....then count and Notice the location and placement of black men and white women.....Society has been Poisoned, and Brainwashed...Dont take MY word for it, Ranger Walker cant even be placed next to Alex Cahill because of Trivett being "required" to be "equal."...Again, where are the hispanics, the japanese, the chinese, the indians?????.....then, ASK YOURSELF WHY??....Because our congress has sold us out.......

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Posted by LonnieandBrenda Woods on 05/24/2017 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Council Recap: Beale Street Bucks, Railgarten Get New Ways Forward

If our scholars on the City Council had done some basic math, they would have seen that they raised the price of admission to Beale Street from $2 to $5. Difficult to see how that is more equitable (previously it was $10, minus $8 in vouchers, costing $2 for entrance).

Posted by apok on 05/24/2017 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

Leave FUNK alone CL. This whole thread is hopeless.

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Posted by Thoughtful on 05/24/2017 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

In a comments section filled with inanity, you may just have won first place.
For the record, we were talking William's great-granddaddy, whoremonger and best selling author of "The White Rose of Memphis" Hence the missing "u".

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Posted by CL Mullins on 05/24/2017 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

I've always hated Faulkner.

I always felt he was a trumped up writer to bolster a false sense of american literary superiority on the heels of Poe and Twain.

When I took english lit in college, I honestly felt the only reason they taught Faulkner was to instill a hatred of the written word in the students so we would be more complacent television watchers.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 05/24/2017 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Mayor: Memphis Situation Different from New Orleans on Confederate Statues

It's a statue. Is your grasp of history so tenuous that you need a big hunk of bronze to remind you?

BTW. The Confederacy lost. We'd like to move on. After 150+ years, isn't it about damn time?

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Posted by B on 05/24/2017 at 4:10 PM

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