Lady Magdalene's 2009 NR

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After a prostitute's murder, in this offbeat comic thriller, Jack Goldwater, a disgraced federal agent, buddies with Nevada brothel Madam, Lady Magdalene (Nichelle Nichols), to unravel an al-Qaeda plot.

Starring:
Nichelle Nichols, Ethan Keogh
Runtime:
1 hour 56 minutes

Lady Magdalene's

Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Action, Mystery, Comedy
Director J. Neil Schulman
Starring Nichelle Nichols, Ethan Keogh
Supporting actors Susan Smythe, Claudia Lynx, Alexander Wraith, Mark Gilvary, J. Neil Schulman
Studio Lady Magdalene's, LLC / Jesulu Productions
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)

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It was entertaining, non-political, humorous, had good music, and was definitely low-budget.
Bill St. Clair
The budget doesn't help but I've seen so much more done with less - the problem I had was not the low-budget, it was the amateurish feel the film has.
bob the moo
This movie was terrible, pointless, and straight up boring... Don't waste your time on this one folks...
Harp and Shamrock

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The first thing to say is "wow" on the delivery. Ordered from the US, paid the standard fee and got an email telling me to expect it in 40+ working days. THREE working days later it arrived - impressive service and much appreciated I had heard very mixed things on this film on IMDb but the reviews and star rating here suggested it was better and I thought to myself that it cannot be that bad. Watching the trailer looked odd, like it was a very weird mix of genres, with humour, action and songs but the main thing was it looked cheap. Having seen many low budget short films or student films from people taking their first steps into the medium of film, I decided that I would overlook the first impression and give it a fair viewing - the ability to afford all the trimmings doesn't stop you writing good scripts etc.

Reading the plot didn't inspire me with hope but at the same time it offers potential. IRS Agent Jack Goldwater is demoted down to running a state-claimed brothel in Nevada when he racially profiles a Middle-Eastern man on a plane. However, when the same man shows up in the brothel he smells a rat and uncovers a plot that threatens America. With the help of the working girls and their colourful madam, he has to try to overcome political incompetence to save the day. As odd as it sounds, the basic idea offers the potential for what was advertised - a comedy built on action, zany light comedy and comic dialogue. Even the characters and their interactions offer this. So why then does the film so powerfully fail to deliver any of it?

The problems start with the script. There are simply too many lines and scenes that offer nothing but words - they don't add colour, they don't add to the speaker's characters, they aren't funny and they have no dramatic worth.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful By rarany on August 13, 2011
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Neil Schulman, the man responsible for this fiasco, is desperate to recover some of the money he flushed away on this project. He is doing this by trying to fool unsuspecting movie fans into thinking that this movie has any merit. When someone posts an honest review of his movie, Neil cries to the Amazon.com administrators, and cajoles or threatens them until they remove the honest review.

This movie features actors who can't act, singers who can't sing, a script written by a scriptwriter who can't write, directed by a director who can't direct, and filmed by a crew who wasn't sure where to point the camera.

Don't waste even a penny to watch this terrible piece of junk!
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8 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Harp and Shamrock on August 15, 2011
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kind of hell is this?

This movie was terrible, pointless, and straight up boring...

Don't waste your time on this one folks...
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8 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Cal on August 13, 2011
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I like to support indie movies. Really, I do. Independent movies remain one of the only sources of boldness in today's filmmaking climate. Plus, as a movie watcher and an aspiring filmmaker, I try to approach every movie with an open mind.

Alas, Lady Madgalene's is extremely poor. I imagine the film was either made for a couple thousand dollars, or the producer raised sufficient funds to make a solid movie but channeled most of it into his own salary.

I was just not entertained at all. It looks and feels like the media project of an eighth grader. Except consumer camcorders would likely produce a far more attractive-looking motion picture...
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6 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Bill St. Clair on November 30, 2009
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I watched Lady Magdalene's, while recovering from the flu. Amazon's streaming player worked flawlessly on my Mac over my 150 kbyte/sec DSL line. It was entertaining, non-political, humorous, had good music, and was definitely low-budget.

I didn't know that Nichelle Nichols could sing. She was good. And the violin playing was excellent.

I was surprised at the mainstream 9/11 theme, but it was used in a non-political, and humorous, manner.

The Star Trek references were amusing.

All-in-all a pleasant use of two hours and three dollars (Amazon's 7-day rental price).
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9 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Kathryn A. Graham on July 8, 2010
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Lady Magdalene's is without a doubt the best romp I've enjoyed for many, many years!

Let me begin by saying that I am not a comedy fan. Well, more accurately, let me state that I am not a fan of modern, juvenile, foul-mouthed, sophomoric and entirely too physical humor, which seems to be everywhere these days. Hollywood works very hard at poor taste, and unfortunately is all too successful in achieving it a great deal of the time. So, in general, I tend to avoid comedy like the plague. I am so very glad I made an exception this time!

Lady Magdalene's is on a different level altogether. Although written about a brothel, I would consider this a family friendly film, and I would not hesitate to allow a youngster to watch it. The only "four letter" word in the whole film is "bastard," and given the story circumstances, I would have used far worse in real life! Violence is tastefully handled and entirely appropriate to the story - the Brits have always been experts at this, but it is sadly rare in an American film. The physical humor is mild and tasteful, including matters directly related to the brothel. The wit just pours off the screen. This entire movie just reeks of talent, both in the writing and the execution.

Ms. Nichols is every bit as lovely and charming as ever, yet the perfect "madam." Her singing still takes my breath away as much as it did when she played a Vulcan lyrette and sang in the original Star Trek series. Ethan Keogh is hilarious as the Boy Scout fed, and Susan Smythe is perfect for her role - the switch she makes in the movie (and I don't want to spoil it for anyone) takes a rare acting talent. Schulman himself (the writer/director/producer) is simply hilarious as Ali, the American.
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