The Virgin and the Gypsy (1970)
This a film based on a lesser-known D.H. Lawrence novella, as
translated to a screenplay by Alan Plater, and directed by Christopher
Miles, the older brother of actress Sarah Miles. Although all but
forgotten now, and not well-respected (5.6 at IMDb), this film was
then deemed worthy of a Golden Globe nomination (Best English-Language
The Plater and Miles team was especially interested in D.H.
Lawrence, having also scripted and directed Priest of Love, an
early-80s Lawrence biopic which starred Magneto.
For our purposes, the key point is that The Virgin and the Gypsy
features ol' Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) nekkid as a jaybird, albeit
a jaybird photographed from behind.
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Fly to the moon in minutes with hyperdrive?
Pictures and the trailer from The Da Vinci Code
Lindsay Lohan shows some of the good stuff to Vanity Fair.
The big game was as even as could be, but Texas ended up
with three more points
- It was dead even in total yards, dead even in first
- Yes, the Longhorns have a one-man team, but that one
man proved to be enough! 40 passes without an
interception, and 200 yards rushing in his spare time.
Jon Stewart will host the Oscars
The Weekend Warrior makes his weekly box office
- He thinks Narnia and Kong will hold off the new Eli
Roth gorefest (Hostel) to hang on to 1 and 2.
- He predicts Munich will sneak into the top five
through its expanded distribution.
The international trailer for ::::: BANDIDAS :::::
(Cruz and Hayek cowgirl movie)
The cast: Jane Curtin and Fred Savage?. The Year -
1988? No - now.
Worst reality show idea ever:
Skating with Celebrities
Denise Richards has announced through her rep that she is
'moving forward with divorce proceedings
You can bet Richard Gere has this page bookmarked
How to Put Bunnies in a Trance
The wheels of justice grind fine:
"mooning, while distasteful, is not illegal in Maryland."
Sony Pictures 2006 Preview
Gone, Baby, Gone is the upcoming movie with the words
we've been longing to hear: "written and directed by Ben
- Affleck will not act in it, which makes it a lot
like his other films
Cheerleader Guy's recommendation for maximum Rose Bowl
The Brent Musburger Drinking Game
Short films: Fast Times at Hero High
- Funny mini-parody of Fast Times. The teacher knows
who ordered the pizza in class (Luthor) because it has
double pepperoni and Kryptonite.
The perfect combination of elements? Many would argue
for beer and football, but I have to go with
chocolate syrup, partially naked co-ed wrestlers, and
'Futurama' may get a new lease on life
"You have never seen an almost-accident like this one."
URL says it all except "why?":
Scientists prove soccer is the most exciting game
- Their logic is that it is the game with the highest
likelihood of a "giant killer" upset
- Well, yeah. I'm not surprised by that, since every
game ends in a 0-0 tie, and they break the tie by
playing a completely different game.
- By the same logic, the same scientists narrowed the
data to the past ten years, and found that baseball is
the most exciting game over that period!
- The same logic demonstrated that American football
is the least exciting game
- My proposal to make American football more exciting
(by this definition): play only one quarter, which will
cause a lot of games to end in ties or upsets. When the
score is tied, settle the tie by a "penalty kick"
contest of field goals in which the better team has no
better chance of winning unless they happen to have a
better place kicker. Then it will be just as "exciting"
as soccer. (And baseball!)
- Fortunately, those scientists have never seen any
sports games, so they are able to view this with
London's Daily Mail says:
Gwyneth seeks ghostbusters to get rid of ghastly
apparitions in her home.
- Of course, the Daily Mail also says that we are
being threatened by Outer Space Yogurt Monsters
- I'm going to take a guess that those emaciated, pale
visions she sees are some newfangled things called
- For the record, Paltrow says there's not a ghost of
a chance that this story is true
- Also in the same story: "Orlando Bloom was spotted
with Kate Bosworth at a 7-Eleven in Stockholm, Sweden
asking where he could buy a lobster." Because,
surprisingly enough, Swedish 7-Eleven clerks are
considered to be the premiere sources for
lobster-related info. If you want to know about crabs,
however, you have to go to Circle K.
Letterman to O'Reilly: 60% of what you say is crap
- O'Reilly, as always, feels that he's been
At last! An instructional video that we realy need. "How
to talk your girl into Anal Sex"
Top Ten Ways New York Will Be Different If Donald Trump
When did women start shaving their legs and underarms?
From our "sounds boring but is kinda cool" department:
A time-lapse video of the seasons in Norway, ranging
from bitter, joint-numbing cold all the way to winter.
Some gorgeous old Marilyn Monroe pics
Ocean's Thirteen Aimed for a 2006 Start
Four clips from April's Shower
- "April's Shower" is a comedy of love, romance, and
expectation. We meet the eclectic cast of characters as
they arrive for a seemingly traditional wedding shower.
Alex, a chef, put out by her efforts to host the perfect
shower, struggles with her tangled relationship with the
bride-to-be. Unpredictable twists and turns climax in a
tender but madcap finale as Alex reveals her secret, not
only affecting the course of her life but almost
everyone at the shower.
"PARIS HILTON RESOLVES TO BE EVEN SLUTTIER IN '06 ...
Hotel Heiress Setting Bar Impossibly High, Experts Say"
"Jesus and his disciples used cannabis to carry out
- Original title of The Last Supper - The Last
- This is not a Weekly World News thing. It is from a
legitimate news source. (Well, almost. It's from The
Guardian.) The analysis has supposedly been done by
biblical and historical scholars.
The Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs shows
how easy it is to change someone's appearance
- I wonder what Dick Cheney looked like before his
Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format.
Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.
Second Time Lucky (1984)
Second Time Lucky (1984) is a rather silly film made in New
Zealand, based on the premise that Satan convinces God to start over
with Adam and Eve, but this time, for winner take all. Gabriel is
assigned to assist (but not interfere with) Adam Smith (Roger Wilson),
a nerdish college student. Eve is played brilliantly by Diane
Franklin. The two meet rather badly at a frat house party. Next thing
you know, Gabriel rushes Adam off to the Garden of Eden on a
motorcycle, where he encounters a completely naked Eve. Satan wins
round one when Eve eats the apple, then gets Adam to do the same.
Round two is fought in ancient Rome, where Adam is a victorious
officer, and Eve is engaged to Caesar. Caesar doesn't take kindly to
finding Adam on his marriage bed with a topless Eve. God picks the
venue for round three, the great war (WW I), with Adam as an RAF
Lieutenant and Eve as a French nurse and enemy agent. We then move to
1920s USA with Eve as a blonde floozy who rats out the mob to
detective Adam. The last round is fought in the present. Satan is a
rock promoter, and offers Eve to popular singer Adam, if Adam will
sign with him and sing his material.
The story line required Diane Franklin to essentially play 5
different women, and she was equal to the task. Roger Wilson didn't do
nearly as well, nor did Jon Gadsby as Gabriel. God was played by
Diane Franklin, clearly the only highlight of this comedy, showed
all three Bs. There are also assorted naked women at the frat party,
and again in Rome.
IMDb readers have this at 4.2. Scoopy awarded an E, pointing out
that, once the two are expelled from Eden, there is not much left
worth watching. I disagree. Franklin rose above the bad material, and
is worth watching in each major segment. Her blonde 1920s bimbo was
excellent. I would call this a low C-, and Franklin fans will enjoy
ports of it. I do suggest that you keep the remote on hand for fast
First we take a look at Rome Episode 9: Utica.
Caesar's last enemies bite the dust and he obtains dictatorial powers from the
senate. He claims he'll give the power back to the senate when he has set
things right again. Doesn't that sound familiar?
Meanwhile his former mistress Servilia, who vowed to bring him down, tries to
find out what Caesar's big secret is that has to stay hidden from the
public. Octavian knows what it is (epilepsy) and that is why she suggests to
her lover Octavia she sleep with her brother. Bro grabs the opportunity but is
smarter and shrewder than his naive sis suspected. When their mother Atia, who
strongly rejects incest for people of their rank, learns the truth about what
happened, it's payback time of course and Servilia will feel it.
Nuditywise I've got the following 3 clips:
as Octavia: one breast
in bed with her brother.
as Servilia: breasts and top of buns during the
reprisal attack, shot from a distance. Possibly a body double, possibly not,
you be the judge. Keep in mind that a search in the back issues informs us
that Lindsay was naked in 1989's Traffik (highly marked by Tuna in his
review) and sexy in 2003's Under The Tuscan Sun.
We leave Rome now and head for Germania where Gruschenka
) , born in Colonia Agrippina, sings and
swings in the nude in her apartment in Verschwinde von hier (1999).
And we end today's contribution with a very short full frontal clip of
in Mein unbekannter Ehemann from 1994.
Pat's comments in yellow...
Starting in February, the downtown library in Dallas, Texas, will start banning
people who smell really bad. They'll also ban sleeping, eating, loud talking,
fighting, bare feet, washing and having sex. Crowds of homeless people in
downtown Dallas have practically moved into the library. Charity groups
denounced the ban, saying that with a shortage of facilities, the homeless need
libraries. But officials say regular users are fed up with the smelly,
dangerous atmosphere. They added that librarians will decide fairly, on a
case-by-case basis, who stinks badly enough to be kicked out.
* This is the only library that spends more on potpourri
Moviemistakes.com has declared "King Kong" the king of goofs. So far, alert
viewers have spotted 40 blunders in the three-hour film. Among them: mud
magically disappears from Naomi Watts' dress, food changes positions on a table;
a bullet wound on Kong's chest disappears; and Kong tears up a New York street
that an instant later is pristine, with all the cars parked neatly.
* That's the most glaring blunder in the movie: where is
there a street
like that in New York?!
A study by three business professors at New York University found a link between
Hollywood hits and fast food. It turns out U.S. movies have higher box office
returns in countries that have more McDonald's outlets. They assumed that the
number of McDonald's in a nation indicates the level of "Americanization," so
maybe that's why American movies do better there.
* So if people like sugary, processed products that have
lots of filler and are promoted by clowns, they'll love Hollywood movies.