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"As Good As It Gets"

As Good As It Gets (1997) despite my reputation for doing obscure, foreign, exploitation, and grade B movies, once in a while, I have to watch a truly great film, and this one is As Good As It Gets. Oscars and Golden Globes to Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt, and Golden Globe Best Picture, American Comedy awards to Nicholson and Hunt, IMDB rating of 7.7 of 10, #226 of all time, $148m box office, and critics agree at 3 stars. Nicholson is an obsessive-compulsive author of romance novels, who eats at the same table, with the same waitress (Helen Hunt) every day. He hurls insults at everyone he meets, and is universally disliked. Then, when his gay artist neighbor is beaten, and he is coerced into watching his dog, he begins to become a human being, and work out how to win over Hunt.

Hunt hides nothing through a wet shirt, then shows the side of her breast and the top of her buns pouring her bath water. Nicholson and Hunt were superb, the dialogue was fantastic, the production value was there, and the sets and photography were top notch. Even if you don't generally like romantic comedies, you will enjoy this one. B.

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  • Hent Hunt (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)


    Revenge (1990) was capped by me near the beginning of my imaging, and was sorely in need of an upgrade. While the scenics are beautifully photographed, what exposure there is is very dark, very brief, and very hard to see. The good news is that we get a few views of Madeleine Stowe's nipples. Kevin Costner leaves the Navy where he was a fighter pilot after 12 years, and goes to visit the Mexican godfather, who has befriended him, for a vacation. Right off the bat, he starts an affair with the guys wife. They, of course, get caught, Costner is beaten and left for dead, and Madeleine Stowe is turned into a hooker and a drug addict. Costner vows revenge.

    The film is tolerable during the first act, where Costner and Stowe are getting together, but gets way out of hand for the rest of the film. This is one of those cases where a few stills are much better than the actual film. The IMDB rating is 5.2 of 10, US Gross was $15.7m, and Ebert says 2 1/2 stars, which is about right -- watchable, but not at all memorable. C.

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  • Madeleine Stowe (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)

    MOVIES: a 70's retrospective

    The Summer of '42 (new to DVD) is a double nostalgia film - will bring back lots of pleasant memories of the forties, when it takes place, and the seventies, when it was made. Not an exceptional film, but very pleasant for me to watch, bringing back the way it was. A pleasant, gentle-spirited film. My review rarely mentions the film, but I rambled on about what it was like in a more innocent time, if you are interested.

    • Jennifer O'Neill. One of the most naturally beautiful women ever, but she cheated even on this tiny bit of nudity from behind - note that she was wearing breast cups, which came into view for this one frame.

    A Touch of Class (new to DVD) isn't the worst movie ever to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. But it's close. That's the topic I discussed in my review, as well as why all of the worst nominees, 100% of them, came in the late 60's and early 70's

    Klute (new to DVD) is another film that hasn't held up well. Jane Fonda won best Actress for this film, and Glenda Jackson won for A Touch of Class. Scientists have not really been able to point to very significant harm caused by marijuana smoking. I've always pretty much felt that marijuana should probably be legalized. Considering how much was smoked in the early 70's, I think these two Best Actress selections demonstrate that I should reconsider my position. Dope obviously affects people's judgment far more than I had suspected. If you have never seen these movies before, you will never understand why the lead actresses were nominated for Oscars. I don't even understand it, and I don't remember thinking they were poor selections at that time.

    • Jane Fonda (1, 2, 3)



    there is a new encyclopedia page dedicated to Christina Ricci



    Old slogans reworked for greater accuracy. (Not my work - sent in by a reader)

    1. Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don't have film.
    2. He who laughs last, thinks slowest.
    3. A day without sunshine is like, well, night.
    4. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
    5. I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory
    6. When the chips are down, the buffalo is empty.
    7. Been there, done that. Can't remember most of it.
    8. Those who live by the sword get shot by those with guns.
    9. He's not dead, he's electroencephalographically challenged.
    10. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges.
    11. Honk if you love peace and quiet.
    12. Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
    13. You can't have everything. Where would you put it?
    14. The good things that come to those that wait are left there by those who got there first and kept better stuff.
    15. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat drinking beer all day.
    16. It was recently discovered that research causes cancer in rats.
    17. Everybody lies, but it doesn't matter since nobody listens.
    18. I wished the buck stopped here, cuz I could use a few.
    19. When you go into court, you are putting yourself in the hands of 12 people that weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.
    20. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.


    The following are the latest movie reviews available at

    • The yellow asterisks indicate that I wrote the review, and am deluded into thinking it includes humor.
    • If there is a white asterisk, it means that I inexplicably determined there might be something of interest.
    • A blue asterisk indicates the review is written by Tuna (or Lawdog or Junior or C2000 or Realist or ICMS or somebody else besides me)
    • If there is no asterisk, I wrote it, but am too ashamed to admit it.

    Daily Dose of Britney
    Britney Spears Very nice cleavage 'caps of her ever changing breasts. Today they're at least a C cup.

    No better way to start out things than with chapter 6 of the Kristi Ducati story. Here we find Kristi in some sort of topless water fight with a few other carwash babes. Been to every water park on the planet. Never seen an attraction like these two.
    • Kristi Ducati (1, 2)

    And we have the second installment of the Neriah Davis saga. These caps (as always, from Tuna) are from the last scene of the movie in which four of the babes parade around for maybe ten minutes while rock music is a-playin'. This is a winning formula that, sadly, has been little imitated.

    • Neriah Davis (1, 2)

    Since Neriah was to become a Hefmate shortly after starring in Bikini Carwash Company, thought I'd give her some company of the Hefmate variety.

    Claudia Jennings in Tuna's caps of The Great Texas Dynamite Chase. Tuna had some kick-ass collages of the full frontal shower scene several weeks ago. I stuck together the single frames. Claudia was Shannon Tweed of the 1960's, a B-movie queen who got nekkid in just about everything she did. Read where she died in a car wreck at a very early age.

    • Claudia Jennings (1, 2, 3)

    Heidi Mark showing all three B's and with a first-rate up-skirt pose in Red Shoe Diaries: Mercy. Heidi did the honors of interviewing the guys who made losing battlebots the first year the show was on. She'd hug the poor slobs who'd just seen six months and $6000 just go up in smoke. Probably the best days of their lives.

    • Heidi Mark (1, 2)

    Jeannie Bell in TNT Jackson. If memory serves Jeannie played an ass-kicking female detective, which I gather was a popular genre in the 60's. Then there was Charlie's Angels and now there is Jessica Alba. An example of evolution at its finest.

    From Hefmates to Pets, we go to Brandy Ledford (Sanders) in caps of her latest movie and in scans from one of dozens of men's magazines she posed for prior to hitting it kinda, sorta big in Hollywood.

    • Brandy Ledford (1, 2, 3)

    Also from the pages of Penthouse is the Euro-bim actress Christina Lindberg. She was, in my opinion, highly shaggable and probably still is.

    • Christina Lindberg (1, 2)

    And then in no particular order we have the following Hollywood A list types in some revealing state:

    Catherine Bell, Embeth Davidtz, Julianne Moore and Mia Kirshner are all wearing tight, sheer blouses that are, shall we say flattering? Mia's scans come from February 2002's edition of Razor. It is another entry in the don't-get-em-nekkid men's magazine market.

    Elizabeth Hurley shows up without her clothes but with one dainty, little hand strategically (mis)-placed.

    And speaking of mis-placed hands, here is Gisele Bundchen with nothing to cover her naughty bits except hands and legs.

    Okay, to make up for all the semi-exposed babes we have a few more exuberant lasses:

    Eva Herzigova in Italian GQ. Wasn't it Eva who said she never posed in the nude? Well, she can still make that claim because yep, she is wearing something in these scans, but I'm not sure you'd call it clothing.

    • Eva Herzigova (1, 2)

    Cristina Canhos, nekkid Spanish babe on the beach, all wet and sandy and stuff.

    And the last offering is Fabia Tafarel, Brazilian babe... for the simple reason I haven't scanned a Brazilian babe in oh so long.

    • Fabia Tafarel (1, 2)

    Happy Superbowl Day guys. My prediction: Rams in a walkover.

    Beate Jensen Topless in scenes from "Tatort - In flagranti".

    Camilla Renschke Breasts and bush. Also from "Tatort - In flagranti".

    Michaela Probst Going back to she is topless in scenes from "Der Schwammerlkönig"

    Doris Buchrucker Topless and taking a bubble bath in scene from "Ich fühle was, was Du nicht fühlst".

    Esther Schweins Excellent cleavage 'caps from "Die Fabelhaften Schwestern" (2002).

    Janine Kunze Another round of great cleavage 'caps. This time from a recnet episode of the German TV series "Hausmeister Krause".

    Sandra Stumpter AKA Antonia. Saving the most cleavage for last.

    'Caps and comments by Spaz:

    *WARNING*...Today's batch consists of XXX, hardcore 'caps of two porn-actresses who started out in straight movies, (including a Hefbabe).

    Sharon Kelly did a number of softcore exploitation flicks between 1970-1976, then disappeared for seven years. She re-appeared in 1983 as hardcore-porn actress Colleen Brennan and did at least 45 adult movies up to 1989.

    Teri Weigel raised a number of bunny ears when she became the first Hefmate to become an adult film actress. Priot to that, her b-movie career consisted of bit roles such as "Woman in Trailer" or "Victim in Cellar" and guest-star appearances on "Married... with Children".

    Nude Entertainment News
    An updated production of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at the Hannover state opera, is chock full of nudity and sex.

    Click here for the full story.

    Celebrity Crime
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A Broward judge sent actor Brad Renfro to jail after he turned himself in for a probation violation. The star of the 1994 film ``The Client'' appeared in court Thursday after he was charged with driving without a license and public intoxication Jan. 14 near Knoxville, Tenn., his hometown.

    Renfro, 19, is serving probation for trying to steal a yacht in August 2000. Circuit Judge Ronald J. Rothschild ordered Renfro's arrest.

    "The fact that you're back here accused of a crime is grounds to detain you," Rothschild said. Authorities said Renfro and a friend had tried to steal a 45-foot yacht from Holiday Harbor in Fort Lauderdale. As they motored away, they forgot to untie all the docking lines, which snagged the $175,000 vessel, damaging its stern. In 1998, the actor was charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana, but avoided jail time with a plea deal. Renfro's movie credits include ``Ghost World,'' ``Bully'' and ``Apt Pupil.''