Side Effects (2005):
Here's a little bit of nudity from curvaceous Katherine Heigl in a
low budget indy film called Side Effects. It played in some film
festivals last year, but was never released theatrically as far as I
can see, except for one theater here and there.
And here's a sample of what you will see there.
Battle in Heaven (2005):
Once more, this is the film which shook up the film
festivals with explicit sex scenes. And here they are:
Jenna tells Howard Stern that she has sex with Jenny
A half-ton bull has flown into Mexico's history books by
leaping into a packed crowd of bullfight fans - into the
most expensive seats
- "Mexico City's bullring was built 60 years ago and
is one of the biggest in the world, holding 48,000
spectators. Little Bird was the first bull in the ring's
history to jump into the crowd."
A Stephen Colbert feature: "Craziest Fuckin' Thing I've
Colbert asks Dave Marash about his move from Nightline to
"Colbert Report: State of the Union"
- It's Stephen's Super Bowl, March Madness and World
Ice Dancing Championship rolled up into one.
In comparing the Oscar selections to the IMDb scores, I
concluded that the academy did a respectable job. There
were no mediocre films nominated as in recent years (I'm
looking at you, Lasse Hallstrom). All five nominees are
among the year's top 13 films. Everyone has a pet project,
but I can't see any strong support for the argument that
Walk the Line was hosed. There were eight films at 8.0.
Some of them had to be cut. The two films that obviously
were hosed were Sin City and Batman Begins, because
Hollywood decided that this is the year of the low budget
message movie. (The five nominees are highlighted on the
Kenya dismissed as "naive and culturally insulting"
Tuesday an offer of powdered dog food to feed starving
- Can you imagine? The guy who made the offer thought
that the recipients would prefer to give their children
some corn-based meal rather than watching them starve to
death. Oh, that naive, foolish, culturally insulting
- I'll have to go back and read my sociology books. I
had forgotten all about those cultures in which starving
one's children is considered preferable to giving them
some corn meal.
Did you know that birds make tools?
- "A raven has to fish a kind of bucket with food in
it, out of a tube. The bird was only given a stick. Just
a ordinary straight stick. But very soon the bird
understands the stick wont work. So the bird manages to
make a stick with a hook to pull the bucket out!"
In The Stall With Those Carolina Cheerleaders
- "a complete copy of the police report detailing
witness accounts of what allegedly happened between
those two Carolina Panther cheerleaders in the bathroom
of a Tampa nightclub last November."
Cooking with a mobile phone
Philip Seymour Hoffman - The actor talks about Truman
Capote's moral ambiguities and supposed lies.
Roundtable discussion with the five directors nominated
Charles Barkley talks to Jon about his new book 'Who's
Afraid of a Large Black Man?'"
The Daily Show's Resident Expert John Hodgman speculates
on the future without Rich Uncle Pennybags.
The Daily Show's tribute to Alan Greenspan
"BUSH: "I AM AN OILAHOLIC" ... President Admits
Petroleum Addiction, Enters Rehab"
- Mr. Bush’s decision to enter rehab for his petroleum
addiction drew applause from many quarters, including
from James Frey, author of the bestselling memoir “A
Million Little Pieces.” “He has a rough road ahead of
him in rehab,” Mr. Frey said. “I hope that none of the
things happen to him that I pretended happened to me.”
Putting Star Wars to the MythBusters Test
Publishers Say Fact-Checking Is Too Costly, so they
rely on "truthiness."
220 pound ballerina destroys male dancers during lifts
(Weekly World News)
The last episode of The Best of Quagmire
More of "The Best of Quagmire"
The Best of Quagmire
Some stills from Nacho Libre!
- Jack Black stars as Ignacio (friends call him
Nacho), a Mexican priest who moonlights as a lucha libre
wrestler to raise money for his orphanage in this comedy
from the creators of “Napoleon Dynamite” and the writer
and star of “The School of Rock.”
ONE-LEGGED MAN SUES SHOE STORE FOR MAKING HIM BUY TWO
SHOES (Weekly World News)
- And then he needs to sue 7-Eleven for that "no
shirt, no shoes, no service" rule, which specifically
requires "shoes" - plural. This guy has no more chance
to get a Slurpee than Shoeless Joe Jackson
Here is a complete summary of the betting odds on The
- According to the British bookies, it's Brokeback,
Ang Lee, Hoffman, Witherspoon, Weisz, and Giamatti, with
no close races in any major category
- If you like long shots, one bookie is offering 40-1
on Bennett Hill (Capote) to win best director. (Ang Lee
is a prohibitive 1-20 favorite.)
USA TODAY's Oscar analysis
Night of the Living Dead in 30 seconds with bunnies.
Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format.
Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.
A Housewife Named Brandi (2003)
This is another of the obscure soft-core films made with hard-core
performers, and is the weakest I have seen so far. Brandi (Ander Page)
buys a computer, and then wonders what to do with it. She finally
elects to start an adult web site and sell lingerie, one of the few
things she has a personal interest in. She enlists the aid of her
neighbor and friend, Nichole Luv, as another model. Meanwhile, across
town, a snotty yuppie couple tune in to the site's first webcast, and
decide they will create a competing website. The rest of the film is a
pecker contest between the two groups wherein they try to outdo one
other with increasingly complex sexual shenanigans.
Ander Page is the best known of the four women. Other players are
Nichole Luv, April Hannah and someone only known as Remy. All four do
full frontal and rear nudity.
The simulated sex scenes never produced any heat, partially due to
cross-cutting between the two locations. It was also difficult to
believe that people were caught up in sexual frenzy while they were
reacting to the other site's hit counter. The photography is fine, and
the nudity is ok, but the acting is weak, and the plot even weaker.
IMDb has not catalogued the film
This is a very low C-.
First of all congratulations are in order on the
improvements to the Fun House. A new lay-out, more powerful search engines...
things keep getting better and better. We're really being pampered more and
more by our favorite webmaster. You sure ain't resting on your laurels.
it's time to get on to the bare facts.
First I've got Fun House regular
Edwige Fenech in
a triple B performance in 7 (1,
7) clips from 1979's La Poliziotta della Squadra del
Buoncostume which translates like "The Policewoman from the Vice Squad." The
film is supposed to be funny but really is dated nowadays and I wonder
if people considered it funny in its own time. These clips really are the best
bits of the film, if you ask me.
I'll end with 4 clips from this millennium. A
fully nude Elsa Zylberstein shows breasts and buns in bed with Thierry
Lhermitte who doesn't exactly behave like a hermit. All this happens while
she's talking on the phone to a certain Albert. As it turns out later in the
film it is not the King of Belgium ;-) Before I forget to mention it, the
clips come from the French movie Qui Perd Gagne ! (2004; Who loses wins). (1,
Mr. Skin came up with some familiar faces in films which are not so
familiar. The last capture of Beverly D-Angelo is surprisingly explicit.
The Boy in Blue
The Boy in Blue
(zipped .wmv, 3 meg)
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Our man from the future, LC, picked up some nudity in a best picture nominee,
and some very impressive nudity at that! To the left is Marie-Josee Croze in
LC continues with four from House of the Dead 2. Some people commented at IMDb
that this sequel is far, far better than the original. That sounds impressive,
but given that the original was directed by Uwe Boll, they could have taken
Gymkata and renamed it House of the Dead 2, and it still would have been an
improvement over the original.
LC's last one for the day is Leela Savasta in Masters of Horror
Pat's comments in yellow...
Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday. "Brokeback Mountain" led with eight.
"Walk The Line" was snubbed for Best Picture, despite its Best Actor and Best
Actress nods. All the big box office hits, including "Chronicles of Narnia,"
"Star Wars," "Sin City" and "Harry Potter," were largely snubbed. And all the
Best Picture nominees are low-budget art house films and message movies: "Brokeback
Mountain," "Good Night and Good Luck,"
"Capote," "Munich" and "Crash."
* "Walk The Line" never had a chance: It's about a
straight couple who like country music. Too bad "Walk The Line" wasn't
about the love affair between Johnny Cash and Sergeant
Mick Woods of Wakefield, England, bought a package of sliced ham at
the supermarket, but then he happened to read the ingredient list and noticed it
included "Dog shit." He said, "Obviously, I haven't eaten it. It sort of puts
you off...We spent 40 minutes laughing, but we haven't put any in the kids'
sandwiches." The meat packer said they'd fired the employee who altered the
label and are trying to recall all the packs.
* Also, if you look closely at their Olive Loaf ... those
Paris Hilton denied that her publicists dumped her,
claiming she dumped them because she felt they weren't
doing anything for her
* Yes, someone of her talent should be getting FAR more