Winter Passing (2006):
Winter Passing is a film from auteur
Rapp, a professional novelist and playwright who is making his
screenwriting and directorial debut. The film opened Friday in a
whopping seven theaters in the U.S. of A, which will give you some
insight into its projected far-reaching appeal. Reviews have been
mixed. It does have a strong cast, featuring Ed Harris and Zoe
Deschanel - and Will Ferrell, of all people, who seems to covet some
- If you want details about it,
here is an extremely detailed positive review from a literate
Here is a negative review from Slant Magazine which includes a
fairly good synopsis.
Here are two clips (zipped .wmv) from Winter
Passing, and a sample capture from each one.
- In the first one, Zoe wanders about in a
- In the second, Zoe is having sex with
some guy, but is not even vaguely interested. I think the scene is
supposed to create the illusion that she is topless, but the clip
and the sample capture make it evident that her nipples were
Dallas (TV Show):
Here's one for you old farts. A zipped .wmv of Victoria Principal in a
bathing suit that doesn't even come close to hiding her her nipples
"10 MORE COMMANDMENTS FOUND!
- Apparently Moses was so enraged he forgot to tell the
Hebrews about commandments eleven through twenty
- "The 20th commandment is too worn away to fully read," Wul
said, "but after 'Thou shalt not' the words 'war' and 'oil'
were legible. It's still a mystery."
Norm MacDonald appearing on David Letterman immediately after
being fired from Weekend Update
Rolling Stones draw 1.2 million for live concert on Copacabana
- Per Guinness, this is nowhere near the record. According
to the article, Rod Stewart played to 3.5 million at the same
location in 1994.
The trailer for L'Enfant (The Child)
- "Dispossessed twenty-year old Bruno (Jeremie Renier) lives
with his eighteen-year-old girlfriend Sonia (Deborah Francois)
in Seraing, an eastern Belgian steel town. They live off
Sonia's unemployment benefits along with the panhandling and
petty thefts committed by Bruno and his gang. Their lives
change forever when Sonia gives birth to their child, Jimmy.
She returns home after Jimmy's birth to find that Bruno has
sublet their apartment to total strangers. After an initial
and promising change of heart about becoming a father and
changing his ways, Jimmy becomes little more to Bruno than a
potential source of wealth. Desperate for money and unable to
face his parental responsibilities, Bruno sells Jimmy to a
black market connection, who promises to find the child an
adoptive home. Realizing the error in his actions Bruno sets
out to try and undo his callous deed, leading him to a
powerful personal transformation."
Google files a formal rejection of the DofJ's subpoena.
Another group to develop a passenger spaceship
Streep tells young actresses to keep clothes on
- And she said it with a perfect Polish accent
- Quick, somebody shut that old busybody up
- Actually, she's right. No actress will have to do much
nudity to get famous, provided she has as much talent as Meryl
"Actresses Denise Richards and Neve Campbell are set to team up
again for another steamy instalment of the hit film 'Wild
- At last! Scorsese's route to "best picture."
- I don't know how this is possible. Wild Things 2 and 3
have already gone STV with different characters, and they
can't go back to the original characters because Richards's
character died in the original.
- On the other hand, if they do more lesbian scenes and
three-ways, I applaud this fine cinema endeavor.
Nicole Richie in language mix-up
- "Richie was in for a shock recently as she attempted to
learn Greek. After one month of lessons, the socialite and
Simple Life star realised that she had actually been studying
Cartoon protests kill 16 in Nigeria.
- See if you can figure out what Nigeria had to do with the
Amsterdam's 'Red Light' District Declares Open House. This
would be the Dutch equivalent of a President's Days Sale.
Bosnian film surprises with top award in Berlin
- "A moving drama about Bosnia's post-war trauma and the
lingering impact of the systematic rape of women by Serb
soldiers during the 1992-95 conflict won top honors at the
Berlin Film Festival on Saturday."
Daily Box Office - Friday, February 17, 2006
- Date Movie and Eight Below open 1-2, Freedomland bombs
- #1 is probably still in play. Eight Below, basically a
kids movie, may do better over the weekend
Fans, cops wait for Stones to start it up in Rio
Stephen Colbert celebrates the American worker
Stephen Lynch - If I Were Gay
- A funny song for people who aren't gay but who are
mistaken for one.
Lachey Seeks Support
- "In divorce papers, Nick Lachey is seeking spousal support
from Jessica Simpson, and he wants his jewelry back."
Top Ten Signs Your Pilot Is Drunk
Eminem and Jimmy Kimmel play Basketball, or a similar game
using a basketball.
The legendary Star Wars Holiday Special!!
- Terrible quality and a terrible show - but still a
forgotten, rarely-seen cultural treasure.
A script review of There Will Be Blood, a new PTA film which
may star Daniel Day-Lewis. (He's not signed.)
Wil Wheaton Wins World Series Of Strip Poker
Historians Call for Preservation of Cheney-Whittington Shooting
Site ... Loss of the Aaron Burr-Alexander Hamilton Site Is A
Lesson for All
The Daily Show:
If we're gonna do the Star Wars Evil Empire analogy, the
Democrats are Ewoks. At best.
The Daily Show's Lewis Black whines about something or another
Jon Stewart talks to big deal movie star Ed Harris
Oldies but goodies:
Charlize Theron topless at the beach
Oldies but goodies:
Uma Thurman naked on the beach
Enough With The Brokeback Spoofs! Here's a ton of 'em.
Slashdot - The Looming Battle Over Online Gambling
Did Paris Hilton get some new boobs for Christmas?
Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format.
Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.
Purgatory (1988) is a South African WIP film staring Tanya Roberts. It is set in a mythical country, where she and her friend are working in the Peace Corps. They are to leave for home anyway, and martial law is declared. On the way to the airport, they pick up a hitch hiker. They are stopped by a road block, where they find a large quantity of heroin in his backpack. He is shot to death trying to escape, and the girls are arrested, tried, and convicted.
The warden had a Harvard Business School education, and figured out how to raise some extra capital using the ASSets at hand. He was forcing the women into prostitution. Robert's friend was gang raped and hung herself. Her mother tried everything she could to get her out, including bribing her first judge, but ended up killed for her trouble. Finally, a US embassy official becomes sympathetic to her case.
Robert's shows breasts, buns, and maybe a distant hint of bush in a mirror. Several unknowns show breasts in the obligatory shower scene.
IMDb readers say 3.2, and with only 33 votes. The forced prostitution angle is the only unique element in what is otherwise a typical WIP effort, but with less lesbian overtones and less nudity. This is one you can easily skip. The transfer quality is abysmal. D-.
"Ski School 2"
Ski School 2 (1995), a Canadian titty comedy, is a sequel to Ski School, an equally unfunny take-off on Hot Dog, the Movie. It uses the oft repeated plot line of the good guys (poor, fun loving underdogs) versus the rich assholes. It is set at a ski lodge, where the daughter of the deceased owner is set to marry the head rich asshole, who is only interested in her because he has an agreement from her father that he gets the mountain if he marries her. Her ex boyfriend, one of the good guys, gets a wedding invite, and comes back to rescue her.
Two running gags are responsible for all of the nudity. First, one of the good guys is supposedly irresistible to women, so we see breasts and buns from two unknowns and Shannon Lee Brown in his apartment. Second, former Heffer Wendy Hamilton (December 1991) is a nude portrait artist. No, she doesn't paint nudes, she gets nude to paint.
IMDb readers say 4.3, and the few reviews available are most unkind. Most of the jokes fell flat, there wasn't nearly enough female flesh, and the skiing was mediocre. D.
'Caps and comments by Dann:
Showtime's 2004 zombie romance has all the prerequisites of a B-movie: direct-to-video, gory, unknown actors, some poor acting (but not by the leads), and nudity. It also has some extras: a cool and different plot, decent enough script, and generally a surprisingly good story.
Newlyweds vacation at the beach. As they lay on the sand, a man, terribly disfigured and throwing up blood, emerges from the water and attacks Danny. Denise fights to pull the man from Danny, but before she can, Danny is injured and covered with blood from the man.
At the hospital, Danny's condition rapidly deteriorates and he apparently dies. As Denise struggles to confront the demise of her new husband, Danny suddenly wakes up, apparently none the worse for wear.
As the days pass, it becomes obvious that Danny indeed suffers from the attack, as he slowly becomes a zombie. This becomes more than evident when he starts eating their friends, including Nikki, Denise's best friend. Still in love with Danny, Denise must decide what to do now.
Hey, its no epic, but it definitely is a good and pretty different zombie flick.