"Love, etc."

Love, etc. (1996) is billed as a comedy/romance, but I failed to see any humor at all. Benoit and Marie (Charlotte Gainsbourg) meet through personal ads. Benoit can hardly wait to show her off to his best friend, Pierre. The three become best of friends, and do everything together,until Benoit and Marie marry. At this point, Pierre realizes that he loves Marie, and wants her for himself. For the rest of the film, he tries to win her away from Benoit. Gainsbourg shows breasts in two separate bathing scenes, and has pokies in two other scenes.

IMDB readers have this at 6.3 of 10. The handful of critics who reviewed it have it in the 1 /1/2 to 2 1/2 star range. I was bored to distraction by this 105 minute wonder, and didn't like any of the three characters, so it was a very long watch. Gainsbourg was nominated for a CÚsar for her performance. The DVD transfer is noisy and a little oversaturated. This is a D+.

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  • Charlotte Gainsbourg (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)

    Movies and TV:

    Here're two episodes of Red Shoe Diaries new to DVD

    • Jacqueline Lovell (aka Sara St James) in The Teacher (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
    • Jacqueline Lovell in Caged Bird (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16)

    I'll work on an encyclopedia colume for Lovell. I don't know how I missed her so far. We have hundreds of pictures of her!

    World Traveler is - I don't know - sort of a Gen X version of Rabbit Run. Billy Crudup is a successful Manhattan architect with a wife and daughter and an ostensibly perfect life who feels that life should be better. So he just walks away from it one day, hops in his Volvo station wagon and goes forth in search of something or another. The Crudup character is sort of a fuck-up, but I guess he means well or has a conscience or something. I don't know. I didn't like him, and he's on camera approximately the same percentage of time as the percentage of Iraqis that votted teh straight Saddam ticket.  This boring, meandering film with a detestable but regretful main character did about eight bucks at the box office, and that's only because Crudup couldn't get a free pass for his mom. It does feature some people who have virtually disappeared from films: Karen Allen and David Keith.




    Lots of 'em today. New Encyclopedia volumes for Cate Blanchett, Lorraine Bracco, Cheri Caffaro, Esther Canadas, Deborah Caprioglio, Mariah Carey, Barbara Carrera, Joanna Cassidy, Clotilde Courau, Joanna Pacula, Pandora Peaks, JJ North, Susan Napoli, Emily Mortimer, Marisa Ryan



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    'Caps and comments by Brainscan:

    Time out from The Mummy's Kiss to work on some edits of paparazzi scans. Several A list babes, here... one B, 5 C's and a G.

    'Caps and comments by Hankster:

    Well I made another boo-boo at the video store, rented this Shock-o-Rama thing called "Satan's School for Lust" thinking maybe it was a horror movie. Wrong! It's basically a lesbian flick, but it did have one redeeming value for me...A "Babe in Bondage" scene with a very well endowed Kellie Summers tied to a bed totally naked and tormented by Barbara Joyce.

    From the same flick a revealing look at Misty Mundae.

    Guess it's back to the time machine for my next effort.

    • Kelli Summers (1, 2, 3, 4)

    • Kelli Summers and Barbara Joyce (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

    • Misty Mundae (1, 2, 3, 4)

    Rebecca Romijn-Stamos
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

    The tall, sexy model/actress looking absolutely fantastic in undies (there are few bums on this earth as nice as hers) (links 1-5) and full frontal in link #6.

    Jennifer Garner
    (1, 2, 3, 4)

    In case you haven't had enough yet...larger views of the "Alias" star in sexy lingerie from last Sunday's episode.

    Bridget Moynahan Excellent pokies (I didn't know she had a pierced nipple!) from the cover of Time Out New York magazine. Bridget can be seen on the big screen in new movie "The Recruit".

    Demi Moore
    Michelle Johnson
    A huge collage by Dann from the 1984 movie "Blame It on Rio". A very young Michelle Johnson goes full frontal, and Demi shows a bit of pre-implant breast exposure.

    Victoria Silvstedt
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

    Great scans by Nero of the Swedish mega-babe.

    Here's what we get to see...
    Topless...Link #3 and #6
    Topless and Bare bum...Link #4
    Pokies...Link #2 and #5
    Topless and a possible bit of frontal nudity...Link #1

    Mariella Ahrens
    (1, 2)

    Scans by AP of the German actress at a red carpet event. The paparazzi caught a breast trying to excape.

    Jennifer Aniston
    (1, 2)

    A slight hint of see-thru nipple exposure as Brad and Jennifer are out in public. Thanks again to AP.

    Miranda Otto The Aussie actress and co-star of "The Two Towers" strips down to her undies and shows some partial breast exposure (possibly prosthetic) in scenes from "Human Nature" (2001). Vidcaps by Hugo.

    Tina Fey A down blouse view of the goods from "Saturday Night Live".

    Pat Reeder
    Pat's comments in yellow...

    Ted Kennedy CAN'T Stand Up - Tuesday, President Bush gave a sobering State of the Union Address to Congress, calling for tax cuts and new humanitarian and research programs, and making a strong case against Saddam Hussein. He got 74 standing ovations.

  • Which gave Dick Cheney 23 heart attacks.
  • The biggest surprise was when Bush called for spending $1.2 billion to develop cars fueled by hydrogen instead of oil...That gave Dick Cheney heart attack #24.
  • Future Republican presidents will declare war on the Sun, and future protesters will insist it's "all about hydrogen, man!"
  • The second-biggest surprise in the speech: that Bush calls Hans Blix "Blixy-Poo."
  • Susan Sarandon appeared on a TV ad before the speech, opposing war with Iraq...Susan Sarandon is now America's highest-ranking Democratic official.
  • Before the speech, veteran UPI reporter Helen Thomas called Bush "the worst president in all of American history"...And that includes James K. Polk, who once insulted her hairdo!

    The Real Man Show - ABC executives were reportedly very upset over the live, post-Super Bowl debut of Jimmy Kimmel's new talk show. With disapproving Disney CEO Michael Eisner in the audience, the guests not only drank on camera - George Clooney brought a bottle of vodka - but the producers also gave beer and wine to the studio audience. The censors had to constantly bleep swear words and cut away from Snoop Dogg giving the finger, and one audience member had to leave during a commercial break after she threw up.

  • She was a TV critic.
  • You guessed it: Patricia Heaton.
  • That can happen when you're bouncing on a trampoline in your underwear.
  • ABC has replaced "Politically Incorrect" with "Incredibly Politically Incorrect."