The Politician's Wife (1995)
A three-part series from Britain's Channel 4. The title is its
own review. Usual stuff. Stiff upper lips, guys saying "cheerio"
and "claret" a lot.
Kind of disappointing, though: not one fox hunting scene, and
nobody in jodhpurs during the entire 185 minutes.
The caps are a tad better than with the usual UK
series, because this one is on DVD. Not a very good DVD, but
it is a DVD.
U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney wears mis-matched shoes.
- Oh, dude. I wouldn't have cared about this if he had
been wearing pants. EEEEWWW!
"Detroit city officials are trying to figure out how a
woman sneaked into the North American International Auto
Show after closing time to pose naked atop the new Dodge
Sundance Festival kicks off
"PT Anderson's next film will be THERE WILL BE BLOOD based
on the Upton Sinclair novel 'Oil!' and starring Daniel Day
Nagin Contracting Hershey to Rebuild New Orleans
Reader Poll: The Most Realistic Movie Sex Scenes of All
Time (with pictures)
Uncle Scoopy's Guest House presents Natasha Richardson in
"Name change should stop the snickers"
- When the guys referred to him as "that fukking guy"
- they weren't cussing! Fuk King was his name. Now it's
Ambassador Paul Bremer talks to Jon Stewart about his year
in Iraq and some of the decisions that were made there.
The Daily Show's Ed Helms discusses the level of taint
among various congressmen
Conan O'Brien's latest quotables:
- It's been reported that actress Sienna Miller likes
to paint canvases using her breasts. In a related story,
Joan Rivers has been using her breasts to paint her
- During an odd moment at the hearings Senator Arlen
Spector announced that he goes to the same gym as
Senator Ted Kennedy. Not surprisingly it's the gym
that's closed 364 days a year.
- This week, Renee Zellweger and her ex-husband Kenny
Chesney were spotted having lunch. Reportedly, the lunch
lasted 15 minutes longer than their marriage.
Five clips from Underworld: Evolution
I don't know how long it's going to last, but for one day
at least, the post-Globes day, Brokeback Mountain was the
Box Office Champ
The Faces Behind Your Favorite Cartoon Characters
DUKE CAGERS EDGE NORTH CAROLINA BY 244 POINTS
"The fan who ran onto the field at Cleveland Browns
Stadium during a Steelers-Browns game was sentenced
Tuesday to spend Super Bowl weekend in jail."
"Why do the British drive on the left?"
- "In the Middle Ages you kept to the left for the
simple reason that you never knew who you'd meet on the
road in those days. You wanted to make sure that a
stranger passed on the right so you could go for your
sword in case he proved unfriendly. This custom was
given official sanction in 1300 AD, when Pope Boniface
VIII invented the modern science of traffic control by
declaring that pilgrims headed to Rome should keep
This may be the greatest dunk shot I've ever seen in an
Former teen idol Leif Garrett spent the weekend in a Los
Angeles jail after being arrested for failing to pay his
"William Shatner breaks character at a Trekker convention
at a Holiday Inn." (SNL skit.)
"The Pug Bus" covers the romantic and elegant Eminem
- "Mr. Mathers studied in a number of schools as a
youth. He last attended Lincoln High School in Detroit,
leaving at the age of seventeen, just three years short
of attaining a diploma. Mr. Mather's detention hall
monitor at Lincoln High, recalls 'a feisty sort who made
up in determination what he lacked in size and brains.'"
New TV reality show involves CIA torture camp! (The
Forget all those billboards, ABC tells the reasons why it
axed Emily's Reasons Why Not
Make your own Bush Speech, then watch him deliver it.
Xtina lookin' great in her Deep Throat t-shirt
The Daily Show - "Replacement Killers"
- "... The leaders of the House vow to get rid of
people like themselves."
RICK SANTORUM BACKS CONSTITUTIONAL BAN ON GAY WESTERNS
... "Golden Globes Win for Brokeback Mountain Irks
Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe still trying to save their
GoldenPalace.com buys Bill Shatner's kidney stone
Colbert's "Movies Destroying America: Awards Edition"
- "There hasn't been a children's film this bad since
Blue Velvet, a terrible sequel to National Velvet."
George Stephanopoulos and Colbert talk sports.
Two international trailers from Down in the Valley
- "Siblings Lonnie and Tobe live at the edge of the
bleeding sprawl of the San Fernando Valley. One day, a
mysterious horseman strolls into their lives. With his
folksy-na�ve manner and cowboy garb, Harlan Fairfax
Carruthers initially evokes a bemused 'Are you for
real?' from one of their friends. But to Lonnie and Tobe,
Harlan's alien behavior seems to be exactly what they
need. Director David Jacobson brings a fresh perspective
to the city and the ways it functions as a locus of both
hopeful reinvention and dark violence. Enrique Chediak's'
anamorphic widescreen cinematography uses the striking
juxtapositions of the San Fernando Valley, where the
Interstate brushes up against what little is left of the
Wild West, to both comic and poignant effect. Remarkable
central performances from Edward Norton and a revelatory
Evan Rachel Wood cement 'Down in the Valley' as both a
classic American movie and a thoroughly independent
"Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki talks to Jon Stewart about the
military-industrial complex in his new film 'Why We
Movies Reap Awards for Pushing Boundaries
"Halle Berry says she's desperate for a baby - and might
have one with whoever she's dating when she turns 40."
Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format.
Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.
Hustle stars Burt Reynolds as a cynical police lieutenant who drinks way
too much, lives with a hooker (Catherine Deneuve), and wishes he could make a
difference in his job. When Sharon Kelly is found murdered on the beach, and
the lab finds barbiturates in her system, the department is happy to close the
case as suicide. The girls father, however, does not believe it, and feels
like this is yet another case of the "haves" screwing over the "have nots."
Reynolds's partner is sympathetic to the father, and does some investigating.
The girl was last seen at a party with a very wealthy attorney suspected of
many murders. Reynolds reluctantly investigates the case, tries to keep the
father out of trouble, and tries to get Deneuve to stop hooking.
IMDb readers say 6.0. Ebert awarded three stars. About a third of the way
through the 120 minute running time, you begin to realize that this is not a
murder mystery, but rather a character driven drama, with Reynolds, Deneuve,
the father of the dead girl, and her mother all seeking redemption. The ending
is nothing like I expected. It is well acted, and held my interest. The
characters were believable, and the theme that ordinary people take it in the
shorts most of the time is one I would agree with. Although a little long at
120 minutes, it is watchable. C.
Sharon Kelly shows breasts in the morgue, and breasts and buns in a porno
tape. Patrice Rohmer is seen in a T-back and pasties.
The Last Tycoon (1976)
The Last Tycoon (1976) is based
on a very incomplete F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, and chronicles the demise of a
movie mogul who has been working way too hard. He becomes obsessed with a
woman he can't have (Ingrid Boulting) who reminds him of his dead wife. It isn't
a very good story, and wasn't made into a particularly good movie. Scoopy wrote
a very long review which is
far more entertaining than the film itself. Rather than rehash his view of the
film, which I completely agree with, lets just get on with the nudity.
Ingrid Boulting shows breasts and buns in very dark scenes, and an unknown
women shows all three Bs.
IMDb readers say 6.1, and it was nominated for an Oscar for art direction.
Strong points include a glimpse inside the film industry, and nice period
detail. Negatives include a basically depressing story with a leading man in a
romantic role that is not at all romantic or charismatic, and an actress
opposite him who simple can't act. This is a C-. It is technically well made,
did not hold interest.
Today I propose we take a look at 5 clips from 1999's Time Served, starring
Catherine Oxenberg. Long time Fun House readers
will certainly remember what a surprise we had more than 6 years ago when
someone submitted caps and clips from this straight-to-vid movie. Just when
we all had given up on the former Dynasty beauty still showing the goodies,
there she was in all her glory. First bare breasts only, then breasts and
buns entering some prison shower room and finally breasts and buns
pole-dancing in a strip club. For this late but more than welcome
performance I think we even forgave her for keeping her Mr. President under
Anyway, up to this date, almost 7 years later, there is still no region 1 DVD
available. Two region 2 editions exist however: one German with only German
audio, the other a Dutch edition with English audio and optional Dutch
subtitles. Both versions are full screen. My clips come from German digital
TV. I encoded them at a higher bitrate than I usually do. I therefore hope
that the quality will please you better than the clips one usually gets to see
from this film.
That's enough words for today, it's time to enjoy Catherine in all her naked
splendor now. (1,
While I wish I could keep going...and heaven knows I grabbed enough frames to
do this for another year ... these are the last of the
Brittany Daniel collages from Rampage. It was a labor of love, or
something very much like that.
Pat's comments in yellow...
Forbes reports that in a survey by Marketing Evaluations, consumers ranked
the M&M characters as the most-likable American brand icons. Newer additions to
the list include the Aflac duck and the GEICO insurance gecko. But most have
been around for decades, such as Kool Aid Man (introduced in 1954) and the
oldest, Snap, Crackle & Pop, who debuted in 1932. Forbes says ad agencies
maintain their popularity by keeping them hip and current. For instance, Tony
the Tiger debuted in 1952, but in his latest ad, he's snowboarding.
* It's nearly as hip as watching your dad try to
* He's 54 and still snowboarding, eating Frosted Flakes and trying to be
hip...No wonder Baby Boomers love him.
GoldenPalace.com, the online casino that paid $28,000 for a grilled cheese
sandwich with an image of the Virgin Mary, amid other effluvia, has paid $25,000
for William Shatner's kidney stone. The money will go to Habitat for Humanity.
Shatner said the stone is so big, "you'd want to wear it on
your finger. If you subjected it to extreme heat, it might turn into a
diamond." He added, "This takes organ donors to a new height, to a new low,
maybe. How much is a piece of me worth?"
* I don't know, but ham is about $3.99 a pound.
Health researchers in Seattle found that regular, routine exercise might help
* The only problem: remembering to do it.