"Revenge of the Musketeers"
Revenge of the Musketeers (1992) is the new US DVD release of the French comedy costumer La Fille d'Artagnon, or daughter of Dartagnon. Sophie Marceau shines in the title role, and is completely at home and as lovable as usual in this swashbuckling role. The film opens with Marceau in a convent where her now disgraced famous Musketeer father placed her after her mother's death. A "woman in red" and her henchmen chase a runaway slave into the convent and kill the mother superior. Marceau swears revenge, and is off to Paris to find her father.
She eventually convinces him that there is a serious plot afoot, which he hopes to foil and return to the good graces of the young Louis IV. When his daughter is kidnapped, he is off to find his brother Musketeers, rescue his daughter, and foil the plot against the king. What ensues is hilarity with a bunch of fat, old and lazy Musketeers. This film has everything -- swashbuckling, poison, treachery, a love story lots of physical humor, and biting satire of mid 17th century France. Breasts from Marceau in two scenes, and breasts and rear nudity from Maria Pitarresi don't hurt either.
IMDB has this at 6.3 of 10. Reviews are more positive than negative, and especially praise Marceau's performance. The production design and camera work are wonderful, and the costumes are great as well. I shouldn't have liked a subtitled French comedy costumer, but loved this one. C+.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
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Today's roster of classics:
Marushka Detmers sipping on the salamander in Devil
in the Flesh (no sound) (.avi
version, .wmv version)
Kerry Fox, also doin' the ol' oral roberts in
version, .wmv version)
This time Kerry Fox gets a Cleveland Streamer and a
Dirty Sanchez, not to mention the dreaded Rear Admiral. OK, I'm just
kidding, but she is one the receiving end of the ol' genital roberts
in Intimacy (.avi
version, .wmv version)
Olivia d'Abo shows off her beautiful breasts in The
Last Good Time. (.avi
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FilmJerk.com - Film Review from Sundance: "Goodbye Lenin"
JoBlo's Sundance correspondent talks about the
films shown in the first day or so.
- Speaking of Sundance - what about Utah's other filmmakers?
Missionary Positioning: the new Mormon cinema. I
have a feeling there aren't many nude scenes. Sometimes,
though, they show rogue, anything-for-a-thrill Mormons who
secretly take a sip of coffee.
The only Amish theme park. Admission - free! Add
this to your vacation plans after you attend the Mormon Film
Festival (see below).
Catholic Bishops name top 10 films of 2003. Because
Mormons aren't the only Holy Film Buffs. I wonder how they
L Word Online Home Page. Keep your eyes open for
this Showtime TV series about lesbians, which is said to be
filled with sex scenes and frontal nudity. Premiere Sunday
night, 10:00 PM Eastern time. As they say, check your local
- Speaking of lesbians.
STEPHANIE Adams, Miss November in 1992, is out of the closet
and proud to identify herself as Playboy's first-ever lesbian
Playmate. She's also a descendant of President John
Adams who, to my knowledge, was not a lesbian.
MadonnaShots - just about every picture
ever taken of Madonna since 1958. As a
child, as an adult, nudes, non-nudes, whatever.
RealPlayer 10 released - doesn't fix old problems, adds new
ones. "In some ways, the new RealPlayer 10 is the
worst of all of Real's releases."
Large collection of naughty "priceless"
Is the restoration of Michelangelo's David actually ruining
Student wins case against McGill University over anti-cheating
FreakingNews.com - New Photoshop Contest: "Photoshop how
extremely cold weather will affect life in New England:
businesses, politics, traffic, civil activities, etc"
Quote of the day "Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association
president-elect Dale Bjorling said he doesn't recommend
striking animals with hammers. " That must
represent a major change from the association's former
Actor Says He Nearly Beheaded Tom Cruise. And then
the director got all moral on him and grabbed his hand. Well,
better luck next time! Losing his head really shouldn't
present much of a problem for Tom, since he isn't using it at
the moment. Of course, the Church of Scientology is using it.
New pictures of Halle Berry as Catwoman.
Mathematics: the age curve and its relationship to MPAA
ratings. Summary: if a young woman gets naked,
full-frontal, it's an R-rating, maybe NC-17. Old geezer:
PG-13. Justification: it is perfectly OK for people under 17
to see stark naked geezers, presumably because they will not
be sexually stimulated.
World's most attractive woman: "In a poll conducted
by hellomagazine.com, Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai was
voted the most attractive woman of 2003. "
Fark.com caption contest: "Replace a word in a
famous political quote with 'underpants.' Example: 'Ask not
what your underpants can do for you, ask what you can do for
your underpants.' JFK"
Mexican hotel burns down from fire started in Rachel Hunter's
suite. Rachel, who was in Mexico for a Playboy
shoot, was in the hotel restaurant at the time, and is
retroCRUSH: a look at the top 20 male reactions to Olive Oyl.
URL says it all: Urinal.Net. TIP: Check out
this one in Hong Kong.
L.A. Sex Museum Chronicles the Ages. The oldest
thing in its memorabilia? The same thing as the oldest thing
in all our memories - the beginning of Cher's farewell tour.
Blox - maddeningly tricky block movement game. Play
the ten free levels and pray that you don't get addicted.
Christopher Walken, Director Dobkin Sign on for New Line's
"Wedding Crashers" Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson
signed on to do the film in October, and production is now
geared to start March 15 in Los Angeles.
- Follow up on the
nude model who seeks husband in internet contest
Dangerous Sports Club - Human Catapult Home Page
"Bewitched" in Tokyo
Mariah Carey goes topless on the Caribbean island of Anguilla.
- The trailers for
WIN A DATE WITH TAD HAMILTON are now online.
Chick-flick, skewing youthful.
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- If there is a white asterisk, it means that
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there might be something else of interest.
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'Caps and comments by Spaz:
More Canadian stuff...
"Naked City: Justice with a Bullet" (1998)
Showtime cable movie that lives up to its name.
"Train 48" (tv series)
Daily minimalist Canadian drama shot during the day and shown the very same evening. It's already known that Krista Sutton had a wild sex scene in American Psycho but something new has been dug up on her co-star Joanne Boland.
- Kathryn Zenna: sexy in tight flimsy blouse sitting spread eagled on exercise ball in episode 120.
- Ingrid Hart: revealing cleavage hawking the show in last week's Mike Bullard talkshow.
- Joanne Boland: topless in the cable movie "Rated X" (2000).
"Les Bougon" (tv series)
Outrageous new French-Canadian comedy about a white trash family that make the Bundys look like the Brady Bunch.
"Human Cargo" (mini series)
Canadian drama shot partly in South Africa. Canadian actress Cara Pifko plays the lesbian partner of blonde South African actress Nicola Hanekom. Nicola is best known for her nude role in the South African horror Snake Island.
"Lady of the Lake" (1998)
Really weird romance mystery saved by obscurity when it got picked up by Fangoria
"The Art of War" (2000)
Wesley Snipes vehicle. A bunch of unknowns are shown in an asian strip club but Christine Lan is listed as an uncredited strip club nymphette and Josee Laviolette as a lotus girl.
A great find. The JAG actress in her first role is the only cheerleader to keep her top on. Her trick was to play the head jock's sister because noone dares touch the sister of the head jock.
"Hitchhiker: episode Face to Face"
Sybil Danning got top nude billing in this 1984 episode but it was stolen by a then unknown Michele Scarabelli in a bit part as a blonde bimbo medical student having an affair with her professor.
Still cleaning up my hard drive:
- Susan Horton: stuntwoman shows boobs and partial pubes in "Psychic" (1992).
- Krista Bridges: partial boob making out in "Bloodknot" (1995).
'Caps and comments by Dann:
"The Last Hand"
In this 1997 film (also known as "After the Game"), a gambler who has lost in casinos all over Nevada suddenly has a huge win. On the way home that night, he dies in a car wreck. The local police, ignoring bullet holes in the windshield and one in his heart, call it an accident.
His son comes to town to learn the truth, but is soon sucked into the very lifestyle that killed his father. Good flick most of the way, but the last 5 minutes turns into something from The Twilight Zone.
'Caps and comments by Oz:
"New Best Friend"
Dominique Swain's breast in New Best Friend has had a good viewing in the Fun House, but there are other interesting sights. Brief nipple by an unknown, pokies by Mia Kirshner, lots of cleavage by Rachel True and there is a sexy Meredith Monroe for reference purposes.
- Dominique Swain
- Mia Kirshner
- Meredith Monroe
- Rachel True
"The New Guy"
There is a completely gratuitous bikini show by Eliza Dushku in The New Guy that makes the movie worth capping. The movie has a lot of cheerleaders, led by Eliza and Sunny Mabrey. Lots of sex appeal provided by Rachel E Stevens, Christa Campbell, Zooey Deschanel and Illeana Douglas.
"The Heartbreak Kid"
Claudia Karvan is topless in the Aussie movie The Heartbreak Kid where she plays a teacher having an affair with a student.
- Claudia Karvan
Some pokies by Marguerite Moreau in Firestarter Rekindled.
- Marguerite Moreau
"Just One Night"
Cleavage and underwear in Just One Night by Natalie Shaw and Maria Grazia Cucinotta.
It's the same again with Wolf where Jack Nicholson turns into a wolf at night. This time the actresses are Kate Nelligan and Michelle Pfeifer.