Where the Truth Lies (2005)
Scoop's additional notes on the R-rated
version. (More spoilers)
My original comments were written after having
watched the NC-17 version twice. After having now watched the R-rated
version as well, I'd have to say that Atom Egoyan was
unnecessarily stubborn in not having created the very same version
earlier, in order to get an R rating for the theatrical release. The
cuts which were required to forge an R-rated version had no impact upon the flow or comprehensibility of the story. If
the critical three-way sex scene was cut in any way, I really couldn't
There were two places where I did notice
1. The scene where Kevin Bacon is taking
Rebecca Davis from behind. There are several repeated hip thrusts in
the NC-17 version before the act is interrupted by a doorbell. In the
R-rated version, the scene basically begins with the last hip thrust
before the interruption.
2. The scene where Colin Firth is being blown
by an unnamed hooker. In the NC-17 version, there is a graphic procto-cam
view of the prostitute. In the R-rated version, the act is entirely
As I see it, that footage was unnecessary, and
the film is just as good without it. In the case of the hooker, there
never had been a good reason to show her, since she didn't exist in
the first place. (She was fabricated as part of the official cover
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Here is an additional cap of Rebecca Davis from the
R-rated version. As you can see, the MPAA had no problem allowing the
Sin City (2005)
Although essentially ignored by the Academy, this is
the highest-rated film of 2005 at IMDb. I don't know if I would have
picked it as one of my choices for Best Picture. Maybe, maybe not. But
if I had been allowed to pick the nominees personally, Robert
Rodriquez would certainly have been one of the five nominated for Best
Director. The Academy has always been subject to the societal yin and
yang which directs the "art versus entertainment" debate. They go a
few years without nominating high-minded dramas, then they seem to
award only high-minded dramas, then they cycle renews. In a different
political climate, Batman Begins and Sin City would have been among
the five nominees, but this is the year of the message picture.
Here are some high-definition video
clips of Carla Gugino and Jaime King in Sin City. (Rapidshare -
And here are some sample caps from the Jamie King clip.
(Gugino is in yesterday's page.)
Groundbreaking - When Oscar stood tall
The Mother Road: Historic Route 66: Turn-by-Turn Road Description
Stars prepare for Oscar night by rubbing their faces with fish eggs
Folk Songs of the Far Right Wing
The headline is pretty good:
Woman bites husband's penis
... but the story is awesome!
- "The incident was reported to have happened on the night of
February 21 and Mr Mensah is receiving treatment at the hospital.
The case has not been reported to the police."
- And yet it's in the newspaper and on the internet! "Hello,
operator, get me the Gazette - my wife is biting my penis."
- "They intervened and released the organ from the woman's mouth
and took him to the clinic."
- "At a family meeting on the incident the following day Abenaa
defended her action, saying it was the husband who first bit her
Jon Stewart talks to Larry King about hosting the Oscars
The Weekend Warrior looks at this weekend's box office
- He thinks 16 Blocks and Ultraviolet will finish 1-2, with the
Dave Chappelle movie #4 overall, but #1 by far in "revenues per
screen." Aquamarine, the other new release, is slated for seventh.
One (more) reason to avoid Burbank:
"'Happy Days: Aaay! It's a Musical!'" ... even better - Fonz is
played by one of the New Kids on the Block
The trailer for Confederate States Of America (What if
the Confederacy had won the Civil War?)
Retro Dove commercials featuring Felicity Huffman, directed by
Britney Spears Celebrates Mardi Gras ... um ... with lots o'
A Photo Gallery from the remake of Black Christmas
Reese Witherspoon has overtaken over Julia Roberts as the highest
paid actress of all time.
One in Three New Orleans Residents Lost Everything They Had as a
result of Katrina
Keep Digging, Coal Monkeys - "Mine Safety" is for HOMOS!
Top Ten H&R Block Excuses for filing an inaccurate tax return
for their own company.
Mandy Moore and Zach Braff wedding registry
The official site for Pan's Labyrinth, the new film from Guillermo
del Toro (In Spanish)
Wonder World Introduces World’s Least Enjoyable Roller Coaster
Movie Quiz - Part 2
Failure to Launch - Film Clip (Rom-com with SJP and McConaughey)
The trailer from Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm
- Official blurb: "'Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and
Charm School' is a beautiful film that celebrates the reawakening
of the spirit. Frank Keane (Robert Carlyle) has been consumed by
grief over his wife's death. When fate intervenes, he pulls over
to help a stranger in a car wreck. The man (John Goodman), near
death, begs Frank to fulfill a promise made 40 years ago that he
would meet his childhood sweetheart at Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom
Dancing and Charm School where they first met as kids. Frank
attempts to deliver the man's regrets, but instead meets his own
destiny when he encounters Meredith (Marisa Tomei) and the
invigorating world of dance, which opens his heart to find love
A new clip of Johnny Depp in The Libertine
GOLDDIGGERS, GIGOLOS RALLY IN SUPPORT OF ANNA NICOLE ...
Thousands March On Washington to Show Support for Former Playmate
Long Dong Silver
Anna Nicole legal drama moves to Supremes, and she's really
looking forward to it because she's a huge Diana Ross fan
Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format.
Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.
Eden (1993) is a T&A soap opera that takes place at a resort called Eden.
Barbara Allyn Woods runs it, and spends much of her screen time flashing back
to sex with her dead husband, whom she can't get over. Unless she marries
soon, according to his will, she will lose the resort. Her brother-in-law
would very much like to give her new sex memories to have flashbacks about.
Then there is gym instructor Darci DeMoss, who has an asshole ex-husband, and
Diana Barton, who wants her lover to divorce his wife, Elizabeth Lambert. Best
friends Jill Pierce and Kristen Fontaine both boff the diving instructor, then
get upset about it.
That pretty much details the plot from what the DVD set calls "part one."
There seem to be 6 parts, and those contain all 26 episodes. I will leave it
to someone else to watch the other five parts. Two things seem to happen.
First, someone must show their breasts and buns every 10 minutes. Second,
people must try their level best, between the T&A, to make sure the plot
doesn't advance. They accomplished both of those admirably in Part 1 of this
set. That is far from my idea of entertainment. In fact, watching it made me
completely swear off movies for three days.
Again, the T&A team consists of Barbara Alynn Woods, Darci DeMoss, Diana
Barton, Elizabeth Lambert, Jill Pierce and Kristen Fontaine.
IMDb lists it, but has no opinion about it. A serious weakness of our
scoring system is that we can't award less than an E- if something is
technically competent unless it includes Jeff Fahey. Lacking Fahey, this is a very, very,
very, very low E-.
Divorce Law - Sheik Yurbotti (1993)
Sheik Yurbotti is the last episode I will be doing of this
tragically short adult sit-com.
One of the cases outlined in this episode is among my
favorites from the series. After a woman's husband is laid off, she goes to
work, and he becomes a house husband. She comes home to find him with his
testicles dangling in their aquarium, so the goldfish can nibble them while he
jerks off. That wasn't enough to clench the divorce on grounds of adultery,
but his diddling of the fish-sitter teeny-bopper was was.
In the concurrent cases:
Three wives of Sheik Yurbotti are asking for asylum and
suing for divorce. It is a delicate case, since the US owes the sheik a
fortune for oil. The wives are Veronica Plum, Heidi Lynn and Melanie Rose.
A woman is suing her husband because he has given her an
ultimatum to quit her job or leavehim. It is understandable when you learn
that her job is testing adult toys, along with her male lab partner.
All of the women show breasts.
As I never watch skinemax, I don't know if these 30 minute
adult sitcoms are common, but based on this one, they are a very good idea.
Like any sitcom, they eventually run out of ideas, but it seems to me to be an
ideal format for "couples erotica," in that there is more going on than just
sex, the main cast becomes sympathetic after a while, and the sex scenes are,
of necessity, short and to the point. This series is a C+, but you have to
like bad puns, intentionally bad acting, phony accents and occasional flubbed
lines to enjoy them fully.
The paparazzi catch Penelope
Cruz in a bikini. I was wondering why she had stopped doing any
worthwhile nude scenes. I wonder no longer. Of course, she's just a bit out of
shape and could probably restore hotness with a month of exercise and diet, but
right now it looks like she goes to the same gym
as Britney Spears. You know, the one with its own Krispy Kreme franchise.
Here's wrestling's Lita
with the beginning of a nipple-slip on RAW
Actress and stand-up comedienne
Ria Coyne in Corporate Affairs
A sexy but ultimately unrevealing vidcap of
JLH in The Truth About Love
Pat's comments in yellow...
New York Daily News columnist Lloyd Grove reports that actress Nancy Balbirer,
who once shared an apartment with an unknown Jennifer Aniston, is writing a show
that includes horror stories about a former roomie identified as "Jane." She
says "Jane" never paid rent, would lie upside down on the sofa giving herself
bikini waxes, iced her nipples before auditions, and advised Nancy to be more "f---able"
on auditions and to stuff her bra with chicken cutlets. She says "Jane" moved
to L.A.; got a nose job, lipo and a hairline adjustment; and became a sitcom
star. When Nancy asked to visit, "Jane" gave her the names of some hotels and
told her not to be so desperate, because that's unattractive in L.A. After
Nancy landed a role on "Jane's" sitcom, she was fired before she started, with
no explanation. Aniston's spokeswoman denied Balbier's claims, saying
they'd been roommates, but they were "never close friends."
* No?!...Sure sounds like the way Jennifer treats her
* Personally, nothing says "desperate" to me like a bra full of chicken
The producer of next week's Academy Awards told Three 6 Mafia, the
performers of the Oscar-nominated song, "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" from
"Hustle & Flow," that they cannot use the F-word, the S-word or the N-word, all
of which appear repeatedly in the lyrics. They were told they could say "bitch"
and "ho," since those words already are used on network TV. But a group
spokesman said they've written new clean lyrics with
no vulgar words at all.
* It's now called, "It's Hard Out Here For A Wimp."
* Instead of being about a black ghetto pimp, the song is now about a British
* Use any words you want! Do you really think Middle American Christian
conservatives are going to be watching this year's Oscars?!!