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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: “Brooks Leaders Confirm Interest in Riverfront Move

Where is everyone going to park?

Posted by Dremeda Mulder Cook on 10/19/2017 at 7:06 PM

Re: “Let GCT's Honky Tonk Angels Sing for You

I forgot to mention that I do agree with you on the left out ladies of country...

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Posted by Daniel Kopera on 10/19/2017 at 6:09 PM

Re: “City Council Calls for a Backup Plan to Remove Forrest Statue

Comrade Johnson, back in my day, Russian operatives had a much better command of the English language. Your instructor should be taken out into the steppes and shot.

Posted by crackoamerican on 10/19/2017 at 4:49 PM

Re: “New Mural Installed on Highland Strip

Funkbrs, Oh that Loeb. That one is dead some 25 years. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.
The real estate brother Bill and Henry did not get along. Certainly both racist detriments to the city, but confusing them, confuses your point.
Focus focus focus.

Posted by crackoamerican on 10/19/2017 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Let GCT's Honky Tonk Angels Sing for You

"The current trend of countrifying...". I kind of think that's my point. It's inauthentic boomer product. Borrowing songs isn't new. The Acuff-era Opry functioned like an Academy for a time, but country's been harvesting songs since A.P. Carter went roaming the hills and hollers looking for hand-me-down hits. But my point's more about the inclusion of a retooled "soft hit of the 70's" in the absence of other female artists in a jukebox format. Your last point's spot on though. They do sing the hell out of it and make it work.

Posted by Chris Davis on 10/19/2017 at 4:14 PM

Re: “City Council Calls for a Backup Plan to Remove Forrest Statue

Actually, you can't spell "Isis" from "Memphis" because "memphis" doesn't have enough "i"s and "s"s.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 10/19/2017 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Let GCT's Honky Tonk Angels Sing for You

Being a child of the 80s, it's amazing that I was unfamiliar with REO Speedwagon's Time for Me to Fly. I didn't even know that it was a thing until I read this review. After reading, I went to Spotify and gave it a listen. IMHO, it makes a much better upbeat country song than it does an 80s rock ballad. Plus, it fits into the somewhat current trend of countrifying old rock songs. I think it works in the context of this show and these girls sell the hell out of it.

Posted by Daniel Kopera on 10/19/2017 at 3:21 PM

Re: “City Council Calls for a Backup Plan to Remove Forrest Statue


Now do yourselves a favor and read how the Park and Statue were dedicated, and you will find that it was a gift, and can not be removed. No matter what your narrow minds conjure up. Now this started back in the early 2000's the removal of all statues and Memorials in Memphis. OK, OK, why don't we tear up the streets on where every Slave was forced to walk. We don't have the multi-million dollar street cars anymore or the Great Pyramid, or even the obelisk that proclaimed Tom Lee a "GREAT NEGRO". And that was a dubious "HONOR" in that timeframe. In 2003 it mysteriously feel down due to high winds and was removed. REALLY!!! BS Lets just isolate ourselves like, North Korea and take a sharp stick an poke a Grizzle Bear. Let BS artist tear down what Memphis stands for and what brings in visitors money, a Bass pro shop can't do it all. Everyone has a Wendy's seen and eat at one you've done it all. BURRRP!!! Memphis in May is only a small event and the rest of the World has better things going on. Now we let the "Memphis Bell" go back to be restored and displayed at Wright Patterson AFB Dayton, Ohio. because your pockets are not deep enough to complete the restoration yourself but yet your quick to destroy history if it crumples your panties. Memphian's unite!!! Dawn your turbans' and tear the walls of the ramparts down, destroy our Heritage and burn the books in the streets as though ISIS is your savior. You cried and shook your fist at them you should be doing the same in a mirror. Take a selfie ISIS. Just remember you cant spell MEMPHIS is without ISIS.

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Posted by Mark Johnson on 10/19/2017 at 3:17 PM

Re: “New Mural Installed on Highland Strip

I'm talking about Mayor Henry Loeb.

You know, the mayor under who's watch MLK was assassinated?

Here's a fun article from about all the Loebs, even their good ol' little boys.…

It's still politically correct to like MLK, right?

Posted by FUNKbrs on 10/19/2017 at 1:37 PM

Re: “City Council Calls for a Backup Plan to Remove Forrest Statue

+1 to the garbage truck idea.

Posted by FUNKbrs on 10/19/2017 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Pontotoc opening next week on South Main

Are they opened yet?

Posted by Susan Hadley Maynor on 10/19/2017 at 11:15 AM

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