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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: “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.

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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.

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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:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid_South

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.

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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?

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.

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Posted by John Spain on 06/28/2017 at 11:18 AM

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

Toby, Toby, Toby......when I googled "swarthy" images of pirates popped up as in "Pirates of the Caribbean"....arrrr, arrrr! LOL! Please.....this has nothing whatsoever to do with race. An English seafarer could be described as "swarthy" if he'd been tanned by the sun while sailing his pirate ship. I guess you have never been on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney World! Your journalistic approach has changed a lot in four years and not for the better, that's a shame! I have a recipe for you: SWARTHY PIRATE'S COFFEE - INGREDIENTS: 1 oz. Spiced Rum, 6 oz Coffee, Splash of Vanilla Extract. DIRECTIONS: Start if off with a hot cup of coffee, brand doesn't matter. Add spiced rum and top if off with just a splash of vanilla extract. Serve with cookies and invite all the Marxist Flyer's snowflakes.

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Posted by Becky Muska on 06/28/2017 at 9:34 AM

Re: “A Compromised Greensward “Solution”

The current parking delimmna is only a dirty fix attempting to address the lack of past planning requirements. What lies down the road? The Memphis Zoo's long term sustainability and growth plan should be made public. If there is any indication of future expansion of exhibition space or any indication of additional future patron parking requirements, then the zoo must begin relocation out of Overton Park. Enough is enough. Not one square inch.

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Posted by Sidewinder on 06/28/2017 at 7:38 AM
Posted by Rvrside on 06/28/2017 at 4:28 AM

Re: “MemphisFlyer.com to require Facebook or Google account for comments

I want to express my gratitude to the entire Flyer staff for allowing us to comment over the years. I think the change is welcome. I have been disappointed in seeing the same types of comments - such as non-stop Memphis bashing - from a very small number of trolls. I'm also sure my comments have been umm... spirited.. at times but I do feel Memphis is on the verge of great things and having a platform to express that excitement in a thoughtful manner has been a gift that the MF staff has given us and for that I thank you. One last thing - I've noticed in the CA Facebook page - most of the anti-Memphis, racist, homophobic, sexist comments come from outside the city limits.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by BP45 on 06/27/2017 at 10:56 PM

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

This looks great! Memphis is currently hosting a major cycling conference and this project really puts our best foot forward.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by BP45 on 06/27/2017 at 10:45 PM

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