Macbeth (1971) is a Roman Polanski 140 minute adaption of Master William's play of murder, madness, intrigue and witchery. To Roman's credit, he stuck to Shakespeare's words, and made them intelligible, and he managed to get female nudity into a play with few women and no love scenes. Rather than three crones, he has a dozen, all naked, and Francesca Annis, as Lady Macbeath shows breasts and buns after going mad (in the out damned spot scene).

I was into the first half, but it started to drag, and I was glad to see it end. It is a dark and brooding tale, and the photography was dark and brooding, which was appropriate, but, at least for me, something of an eye strain. Of course, when seeing a Shakespeare screen adaptation, if you already know the play, it has no narrative quality left. IMDb readers have it at 7.4 of 10. It won a BAFTA for Best Costume. It is a worthy effort, and might be worth the watch if you enjoy Shakespeare, and especially if you have never seen Macbeth. C+

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  • Crones (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • Francesca Annis (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)

    Bad Girls (1994):

    Bad Girls is a Western, basically in the old-fashioned style, circa 1960. Imagine if you remade The Wild Bunch with less violence, and some hot babes instead of Ernest Borgnine.

    Man, now that I re-read that last sentence, it sounds like a really good idea.

    It isn't quite that hot. It does have some titillation and some beautiful bare breasts provided by Drew Barrymore, but it doesn't have enough nudity to be an exploitation movie. On the other hand, it isn't tough enough to be a realistic modern Western; and it isn't silly and fluffy enough to be laughably bad. Oh, it does have some downright silly elements (the four women always look fabulous, even after a whipping), but the film does take itself seriously in general, just not to the point of gritty realism.

    The plot? Four prostitutes are forced to flee a small town when one of them has to kill a john to save her colleague from a beating. During their flight, they balance off evading the Pinkertons, loving two honest settlers, and crossing paths with a notorious outlaw band. Madeleine Stowe is the toughest and most ruthless of the four gunslingin' supermodels, and she delivers the one performance that convinces you she might really have survived in the Old West. The other three provide more eye candy than anything else, and are not especially credible either as the successful prostitutes they are supposed to be when the film begins, nor as the bloody gunfighters they end up. Andie McDowell, for example, looks mighty silly totin' heavy artillery with her fabulous hair, meticulous eye make-up, and perfectly manicured hands. Silly, but gorgeous!

    The film treads along familiar ground except for the gender of the stars. The final shoot-out with the desperados is in fact quite similar to the suicidal last stand of The Wild Bunch, except that the violence is not graphically ugly, and the members of the Wild Lady Bunch all survive their desperate attack on a fortified outlaw hide-out with nothing so much as a bad scratch, despite the outlaws' possession of a Gatling gun. (Their victory has to do with one of them being a tough gunslinger, and another having been a professional trick rider and marksman in Bison Billy's Wild West Show.) Hey, I told you it wasn't gritty realism.

    Verdict: kinda barely watchable. Not very good, but not bad enough to watch it for laughs. Drew, however, was babealicious.

    • Drew Barrymore captures (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) She is still an attractive woman, but in 1994 she was a babe and a half! Two words, both hubba.

    • Drew Barrymore clips (1, 2) (zipped .wmv's) . Damned good quality except I missed the sound by a hair in clip 2, which doesn't matter much since there is only one brief, three word statement: "Put it on".


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    Crimson Ghost
    Today from the Ghost...a couple of cute, but not so famous babes gettin' it on in scenes from episodes of the late night cable series "Hotel Erotica"
    • Janie Rau. Plenty of toplessness and frontal views, plus a great rear view in #5. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18)

    • Tiffany Starkey, also topless and showing some full frontal nudity. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)

    Milla Jovovich
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

    Milla fully nude with clear breast exposure (and maybe a hint of pubes in #1) while underwater in scenes from "Resident Evil: Apocalypse".

    Jessica Simpson
    (1, 2, 3)

    3 more behind the scenes pics of Simpson in costume on the set of "The Dukes of Hazzard". No bikini this time, just a bunch of cleavage. By the way, this movie was written and is being directed by the Broken Lizard guys.

    Alison Eastwood Another great find by LC featuring a movie not available on home video! Here is Eastwood topless in scenes from "The Lost Angel" (2004). Eastwood normally makes pretty good career choices, but after looking at the cast I'm thinking this one might be a stinker. Why? Well because it co-stars Judd Nelson AND C. Thomas Howell!

    Kathleen Beller
    (1, 2)

    Full frontal while going for a swim in scenes from the 1978 movie "The Betsy". 'Caps by Kitt.

    Debbe Dunning
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

    The former 'Tool Time' girl from the Tim Allen series "Home Improvement" showing off some impressive cleavage in scenes from "Leprechaun 4: In Space".

    Paz Vega
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)

    Señor Skin 'caps of the Spanish babe and "Spanglish" co-star baring all 3 B's in scenes from "Carmen" (2003).

    Pat Reeder
    Pat's comments in yellow...

    The Mole Goes Underground - Bad news, guys: Cindy Crawford turned down an offer to pose nude again for Playboy. She was the first supermodel to do it, then she did it again ten years later in 1999. But she said she's now a 38-year-old mother of two, her son Presley is five, and it's not worth risking him getting hassled by his friends over his mom being in Playboy.

  • So wait until he's 13; then he'll be the most popular kid in school!
  • Cindy, if those kids hassle him, I promise I'll PERSONALLY spank them.
  • They can still see the 1999 issue...Their daddies all have it.

    It's Un-Berra-ble! - Yogi Berra is suing the TBS cable channel for $10 million for using his name in a racy ad for "Sex & The City" reruns. The ad is a multiple choice quiz on the definition of "yogasm," which is what Samantha calls sex with a guy from her yoga class. One of the humorous choices was "(B.) Sex with Yogi Berra." The 79-year-old baseball great calls it a "moral taint that has damaged his otherwise spotless reputation."

  • On the other hand, he now has a lucrative offer to be the spokesman for Cialis.
  • Most people who saw the ad thought it read "Sex with Yogi Bear."
  • I think it helps his reputation, for people to know he can still get past third base and score at 79.

    She's Desperate To Stop Them - Teri Hatcher slammed rumors that her breasts are fake, saying she wants to be known for her acting talent and not just her looks. She said there's been so much hysteria surrounding her boobs, "I think they should have been cast in bronze at some point."

  • The rumor is that they feel like they HAVE been.
  • She is a good actress...She can convince you her breasts are real.
  • She insists that they're real...and they're spectacular!
  • She would look really angry about this, if it weren't for the Botox.