Brokeback Mountain (2005)
I think you all know what this is. Brokeback Mountain, aka
Homos on the Range, Ang Lee's Gay Caballero movie.
If these guys give up sex with Anne Hathaway, they are
The Golden Globes:
The one celebrity whose golden globes (actually milky white
ones) fell out of her dress was
Here's a very nice summary of the Golden Globe action, with
excellent quality images
One of our favorite movies, Showgirls, takes off on the
New York Stage! (As a comedy review!)
Leif Garrett and Nicolette Sheridan - in better days
The teaser-poster for Silent Hill. Pretty cool!
"If the Golden Globes are any indication, this year's
Academy Awards race is going to be a political affair."
Scarlett Johansson Picture Gallery.
- I noticed that they are not all labeled properly.
The caps allegedly from The Island, for example, are
actually from A Love Song for Bobby Long. No matter. The
point is to look at pictures of the curviest young
starlet in the biz
The Encyclopedia of world perfumes
- I don' know why you might want this info, but it is
impressive. They list 7,885 different brands.
If I'm not mistaken, Kramer got this guy's license plate.
Colbert: "The Word" -
Colbert reasons that you don't need a lot of knowledge if
you put a lot of anger behind those few things you do
Colbert Report: Bring 'Em Back or Leave 'Em Dead:
"Former head of the CIA James Woolsey talks to Jon Stewart
about poison-tipped umbrellas."
The Daily Show's Dan Bakkedahl profiles a man at odds with
both the world and a panhandler in an Elmo costume.
Two trailers and a zillion clips from Nanny McPhee
- "Emma Thompson, whose first screenplay won the 1995
Oscar for 'Sense and Sensibility,' returns to
screenwriting with 'Nanny McPhee,' a motion picture
adaptation of the 'Nurse Matilda' books by Christianna
The trailer for Silent Hill
- "'Silent Hill' is based on the Konami game in which
Rose (Mitchell) desperately searches for her lost
daughter in the mysterious, terrifying town of Silent
Hill, where they are trapped."
Wicked Wilson Pickett, best known for songs like 'In The
Midnight Hour' and 'Mustang Sally,' dead at 64
Good news! It's the second anniversary of Porn Star
Something Awful's Fashion SWAT is back from a brief hiatus
with a look at some of the worst video covers Mexico has
to offer. (Strange, as always.)
Good news and bad news for Johnny Cicco
- The good news: he's engaged to Lena Headey and has a
part in the new Scorsese movie
- The bad news: he's playing a Sad Sack of Shit (no
Weekly World News: "CONGRESSIONAL BILL WOULD MAKE WEEKLY
WORLD NEWS REQUIRED READING FOR EVERY AMERICAN!"
- So it's patriotic to read WWN? This makes me the
Patrick Henry of the new millennium
The latest on the Panther cheerleader scandal in Tampa Bay
The Top 10 reasons people leave their jobs
Another NBA player heads into the stands
- This time the player may have had some reason.
Antonio Davis was ejected during overtime when he went
into the stands because he thought he saw a fan
threatening his wife.
- Justified or not, it was costly. After his ejection,
his team lost by 2.
- Davis is president of the NBA players' association!!
Update on "Indiana Jones and the Early-Bird Buffet"
- And you thought Indy was crotchety when he was
Reflecting back on 10 years of ESPN.com
"Top Ten Adult Versions of Oscar Winners"
- Great article about real movies. Check out the DVD
cover for the XXX Titanic parody
Who was the hot Italian chick who wanted to bang Dr. Jack
on Lost? Monica Barladeanu
- She was credited as Monica Dean. A quick Google
search brought her Italian name, Monica Barladeanu.
Dang, the girl is hot. For some see-throughs,
look in the wallpapers
Top Ten Signs The Guy In The Cubicle Next To You Is
- There's a llama tethered to the water cooler
- Only cubicle that has a ferris wheel
- Borrows your Wite-Out to touch up his face
- They canceled "Bring Your Child to Work Day"
Scarlett Johansson Gets Felt Up at the Golden Globes
Your tax dollars at work.
Two Secret Service agents and several U.S. Department of
Justice Investigators' were detailed to probe a teen prank.
- Oops. There goes the latest sequel to Revenge of the
- In other DOJ news, a thousand agents have been taken
off Osama duty and assigned to the team which keeps
teenage hijinks under control - the legendary "Wedgie
- Ya know, if I were in high school today, I'd have to
turn in my reports from prison.
"The Bush administration on Wednesday asked a federal
judge to order Google to turn over a broad range of
material from its closely guarded databases."
Winners of the Ig-Nobel Prize, 2005 (and earlier
The Top 65 Music Videos of 2005 (with vids)
Magazine covers from the future
Bryce Dallas Howard is in negotiations to play Peter
Parker's love interest Gwen Stacy in 'Spider-Man 3'
The teaser and a behind-the-scenes featurette from
- "Based on the Tony Award-winning musical, 'Dreamgirls'
is set in the turbulent late 1960s and early '70s and
follows the rise of a trio of women -- Effie (Jennifer
Hudson), Deena (Beyonce Knowles) and Lorrell (Anika Noni
Rose) -- who have formed a promising girl group called
The Dreamettes. At a talent competition, they are
discovered by an ambitious manager named Curtis Taylor,
Jr. (Jamie Foxx), who offers them the opportunity of a
lifetime: to become the back-up singers for headliner
James 'Thunder' Early (Eddie Murphy). Curtis gradually
takes control of the girls' look and sound, eventually
giving them their own shot in the spotlight as The
Dreams. That spotlight, however, begins to narrow in on
Deena, finally pushing the less attractive Effie out
altogether. Though the Dreams become a cross-over
phenomenon, they soon realize that the cost of fame and
fortune may be higher than they ever imagined."
"ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS CALLS CHOCOLATE CITY UNFEASIBLE
... New Orleans Would Be in Constant Danger of Melting"
The Constant Gardener heads up the BAFTA Award Nominations
- Capote and Brokeback Mountain were just behind with
- George Clooney wil compete against himself - he got
TWO supporting actor nominations, one for Syriana and
one for Good Night and Good Luck. He was also nominated
in the Best Director category
- Judi Dench was nominated for the - I think - 20th
time. She has won 9 of the previous 19. In three cases
she has been nominated for more than one in a single
The Daily Show: Rampant Buggery ... "The FBI is
somewhat annoyed for having to spy on all your boring-ass
JoBlo's Sundance Preview
"This page is a compilation of the most shocking and
sought-after photographs that I have taken at rallies and
other political events in Northern California."
Four clips from Final Destination 3
The trailer for London
- "When Syd (Chris Evans) learns that his
ex-girlfriend London (Jessica Biel) is leaving New York
without telling him, he responds by impulsively crashing
her going away party. Once there though, rather than
confront her, he holes up in the bathroom with a pile of
cocaine and Bateman (Jason Statham), an enigmatic
Englishman he barely knows. As the two engaged in a
drug-fueled conversation that runs the gamut from
anarchy to S&M to the meaning of life, Syd struggles to
work up the nerve to talk to London before it is too
late. Chris Evans ('Fantastic Four'), Jessica Biel
('Stealth'), Jason Statham ('Transporter 1 & 2'), Joy
Bryant ('The Skeleton Key'), Isla Fisher ('Wedding
Crashers'), Kelli Garner ('Thumbsucker') and comedian
Dane Cook star in this twisted and obsessive love story
as a group of hip, wealthy twentysomethings who share a
love of cocaine and partying. Featuring all new music by
The Crystal Method."
Trailer: Friends With Money -
- "Friends with Money" is the telling new comedy from
the acclaimed writer/director Nicole Holofcener.
Jennifer Aniston, Frances McDormand, Joan Cusack and
Catherine Keener star as a quartet of west coast,
life-long friends who have achieved a level of comfort
in their lives and have now settled into a life of
designer clothes, charity events, and caring for the men
(and offspring) in their lives. But as they approach 'a
certain age,' unsettling things are starting to throw
their comfortable lives off balance.
There's Olivia (Jennifer Aniston) who, reaching a
personal crisis, has quit her teaching job and is now
cleaning houses for a living. She is looking for support
- fiscal and emotional - from her more well-heeled
acquaintances and continues her search for a significant
other among the slim pickings on offer. Jane and Aaron
(Frances McDormand and Simon McBurney) are successful
designers whose marriage has reached a pivotal point in
which the pair have become oblivious to each other's
concerns, and perhaps even to their own natures.
Christine and her husband Patrick (Catherine Keener and
Jason Isaacs) are a professionally partnered,
screenwriting couple whose latest projects - co-writing
a script and expanding their house - raise tensions at
home to a new level. Franny and Matt (Joan Cusack and
Bob Stephenson) are the independently wealthy ones,
raising their two children amidst an abundant lifestyle
that calls their united front of a partnership into
As the couples move from one get together to another,
a group portrait begins to emerge of people in like and
love with one another, in various configurations.
Friends with Money is a modern comedy drama about
contemporary adults in search of love, friendship, and
filthy lucre but finding everything in a state of
"Andrew Sullivan teaches Stephen Colbert about blogging,
the coward's tool."
Colbert Report's "the word" for the day: Old School
- "Which is clearer, 'I am the Lamb of God,' or 'Build
a boat quick, I'm gonna drown the entire world'?"
Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format.
Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.
The Conversation (1974)
The Conversation was
conceived, written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The idea
started when he thought about using repetition within a film as a plot
device, and then hit upon the perfect method to use this plot device.
This is the sort of "personal film" that he had always really wanted
to make, and he had it in mind for years, but he couldn't even finance The Conversation until the Godfather made him
the greatest thing since sliced bread. He wanted to make more films
like this, but was forced by subsequent financial pressures to make
commercial blockbusters instead.
Gene Hackman plays the greatest
wiretapper and eavesdropper in the world. He developed his own
electronics, and is a legend in the industry. As the film opens, he is
eavesdropping on a conversation between a young couple in bustling Union
Square. This scene was filmed and recorded just as if the movie company
had been real eavesdroppers. Afterwards, the Hackman character expertly
combines and mixes the filtered output of several recordings into one
intelligible one. When he goes to deliver the tape and get paid, the
"Director" isn't there, and the paranoid Hackman won't turn the tape
over to an underling. He becomes convinced that the young couple is in
mortal danger, probably from the agency who hired him to make the tape.
As events unfold, we hear the recording time after time, but with new
knowledge each time, we interpret it differently each time we hear it.
We hear "The Conversation" in the beginning of the film, but I doubt
that anyone arrives at the logical conclusion ahead of schedule.
Hackman's portrayal of a
terribly flawed paranoid genius was spot-on, and Coppola's idea of
repetition worked perfectly here. The underlining theme of the erosion
of personal privacy is even more valid now than it was in the mid 70s,
making the film age very well. It is in the all-time top 250 at IMDb,
and I call it a strong "B"
Prime Cut (1972)
Chicago mob enforcer Lee Marvin goes to Kansas
City to collect a debt from Mary Anne (Gene Hackman) and his brother,
who use a meat packing company as a front for prostitution, white
slavery and narcotics. As an extra complication, Hackman is now married
to Angel Tompkins, who has a romantic history with Marvin.
In the most original scene, Marvin breaks in on
a special "cattle auction" where naked women are displayed in cattle
stalls and sold to the highest bidder. Hackman evidently has an
exclusive arrangement with a woman who raises orphans on federal funds
to purchase the attractive girls when they turn 18. He dopes them up,
and auctions them off. Marvin takes one (Sissy Spacek) when he leaves.
It is a classic "good gangster vs. bad gangster"
film which consists of chases and shootouts. Marvin's typical screen
personality is perfect for this role, and Hackman, always an effective
villain, shows nothing but disrespect - for the Chicago mob; for the
orphans he buys from an orphanage and sells into slavery; for everyone
except his stupid brother weenie. It has a lot of visual appeal, good
characters, great nudity, and more than enough pace and plot to keep me
Three things I noticed when Drew Barrymore walked onto the stage at the
Golden Globes: she had put on maybe 110 pounds since last I saw her, and she
wasn't wearing a bra.
Here are some photos to confirm all three.
Alexandria, April, Chanelle, Chrissy Snow, Jacqueline Dion, Juliette,
Naughty by Nature and Venus De Light are from a Strip Search tape I have
that shows some of the best looking strippers from several different
clubs across America and Canada, Chanelle is my favorite of the batch.
Naughty by Nature
Venus De Light
Then caps from Hollywood Sexcapades
The Classic Adult film is Kinky Business, an adult version of Risky
And Linda Hamilton in Separate Lives
Pat's comments in yellow...
The Drudge Report claims that Steven Spielberg is furious with Universal Studios
for devoting so much time and money to promoting "Brokeback Mountain" while
letting his movie "Munich" languish. An insider griped that "Brokeback" has
been "spoiled, spoiled and spoiled again with endless promotion" for Oscars.
Universal denied that, but the "Munich" source told Drudge, "Gay romance is
easier to sell to the Academy than a complex study of an Israeli assassin."
* That's because the typical Academy voter has never
spent a weekend on
Catalina Island with an Israeli assassin.
* Spielberg knew he should've made those Israeli assassins gay.
The dream is over: the National Enquirer reports that Bobby Brown has been
hitting on girls and telling them he and Whitney Houston are separated and
getting divorced. A family insider said, "Bobby knows he's running out of time
to get back on top, so if he's going to be successful, he has to do it without
* Yeah, that's Bobby's problem: Whitney Houston is
holding him back!
* Bobby's been telling girls he's separated since the day they were
* How can they split up? They share so many connections: a heroin
connection, a coke connection, a crack connection...