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Re: “Wonderstruck

Run, do not walk, to see this show about a girl born deaf and a boy deafened in an accident who search for their mother and father respectively in New York City. Cinematic genius combines black-and-white film depicting the Big Apple in 1927 and color shots portraying it in 1977. The story lines converge in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. The young actress is deaf, as are several actors portraying hearing people. Compelling finish. Worth the mystery

Posted by Terry Starr on 11/13/2017 at 11:30 AM

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: “Public Picks Zoo Parking Lot Plan

So, "of the nearly 4,500 people that took the survey"...the number of respondents was 3,307. It's misleading to say that "Close to half 42 percent of the nearly 4,500 people that took the survey voted for Concept Z." It appears to me there were 1,916 votes against Plan Z compared to 1,391 in favor. What did I miss, other than two of the best plans were omitted from this ridiculously slanted poll?

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Posted by smoothiemovie on 12/16/2017 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Kingsbury High School - 1963 City Champs

Herb Slate coached the Forest Park Highlanders and I have lost touch with him. Would anyone send him my email address? Thanks!

Posted by Timothy Tolson on 12/16/2017 at 1:23 PM

Re: “GOP Figure Bill Giannini Killed in Car Crash

As a state senator he would have been making the I40 run more often.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by CL Mullins on 12/16/2017 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Campus Gun Carry Registration Begins at U of M

Thanks for Sharing it what a nice blog. Thank you for this sharing cheers up!

Posted by Muhammad Bilal Khan on 12/16/2017 at 12:07 AM

Re: “Public Picks Zoo Parking Lot Plan

What a waste of $500,000.00. The plans that park lovers came up with for FREE meet or surpass the requirements concerning the 415 additional parking spaces and without taking any Greensward land. Plans X,Y and Z all take Greensward land. Also, tell us what the opinions were from people who actually visit the park more than the zoo thought . No additional Park land is needed or should be concreted.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Anna Hogan on 12/15/2017 at 11:18 PM

Re: “Bad Santa: Tennessee Shakespeare turns Godot into a Holiday Hellscape

Hope you enjoy it, D.

Posted by Chris Davis on 12/15/2017 at 10:05 PM

Re: “Left Activists Intrude on Meeting of Shelby County Democrats

Sorry, I meant swarm both times. Not that a few laps would hurt.

Posted by CL Mullins on 12/15/2017 at 8:18 PM

Re: “Left Activists Intrude on Meeting of Shelby County Democrats

Or you and like minded could swam and procedurally take over the local party. Me and my mom and others did it years ago but didn't settle in for the long run leaving whippersnappers like you high and dry. Sorry. But if sympathy doesn't do it for you then you and like minded could swam and procedurally take over the local party.

Posted by CL Mullins on 12/15/2017 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Public Picks Zoo Parking Lot Plan

Chooch Pickard has another plan for more spaces, excellent traffic flow and it doesnt require one inch of zoo encroachment into a public recreational space.

There needs to be another survey that includes his plan, the Lynch/Nolan plan, and Eric Gottliebs modified Z plan. None of three PHD plans were creative enough to be considered a true compromise. The plans were simply mashups of the original hack job map presented years ago.

The parks trees are not to become the new zoo lots decorations and I dont believe that PHD has taken drainage into consideration in their plan as Mr Lynch did for his.

That survey was also poorly constructed and misleading.

I question the survey results and PHDs association with individuals that keep them from being impartial to the MZS.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Susan Butcher Barnett on 12/15/2017 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Public Picks Zoo Parking Lot Plan

Not one square inch. RESIST!

6 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Sidewinder on 12/15/2017 at 12:44 PM

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