"The Weather in the Streets"

The Weather in the Streets (1983 TV movie) is a BBC made for TV movie based on a novel of the same name by Rosamond Lehmann, which was a sequel to her Invitation to the Waltz. It is a period piece set in the early 30's, and tells the story of an affair between Lisa Eichhorn, a commoner, and Michael York, nobility in an unhappy marriage. It is frightfully British and terribly romantic, but, in the end, Eichhorn suffers the fate of all "other women." Not only does she face the problem of an unwanted pregnancy alone, but loses him to the wife in the end. It is said that Lehmann did a better job of describing the pains of a woman in love better than any other British writer.

Eichhorn shows her right breast in a post sex scene. The quality is dismal, but part of that might have been intentional to make it look more "period." I was somewhat charmed by the dialogue, and some of the scenery. 9 IMDB readers have this at 5.0 of 10, and there are no reviews that I could find. I wonder what made it important enough to merit a DVD release, but, for a romance/period piece, was rather watchable. C

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  • Lisa Eichhorn (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)


    Sex and Lucía (2001)


    You have to give a tip of the ol' hat to director Julio Medem. Get this: he makes a medium core sex film on digital video for about twenty bucks. Many of the scenes are in white and white, with only some vague outlines of things in cyan to indicate that the film is still rolling. The director obviously has no script or plot of any kind, just some mostly unrelated scenes where people act breathlessly, as if every word were pregnant with meaning, ala The Young and the Restless. In fact, there is a death by rottweiler because of someone else is too busy having sex with the babysitter to intervene. I think they did actually use that on The Young and the Restless.

    The funniest scene was the one where Lucia finds out her boyfriend is not really dead. You see, the entire movie hinges on the fact that Lucia receives a phone call from the police while she reads a farewell note from the boyfriend. She drops the phone, runs off to some island, does a lot of thinking, blah blah. Well, it turns out that the police were just calling to solicit a donation for the Policeman's Ball, and the boyfriend is perfectly OK. Lucia is in a room, the boyfriend's best friend walks through the door, we hear footsteps, we see shadows. We know another person is coming. Who could it be? We hear some more footsteps, and see some more shadows. Finally, the friggin' guy walks through the door. Hilarious!

    The writers for The Young and the Restless should sue this guy!

    To cover up the fact that he has no storyline except that a guy presumed dead is really alive, the director has one of the characters pose as the author of the story, and he narrates with such portentous and pretentious lines as "but suppose our story does not end, but simply falls into a hole, whereupon it begins again in the middle! "


    This Medem guy is a genius. Not only does he get people to accept it as a mainstream film, but he actually gets the Spanish academy to give him some awards, and gets people to declare that it is a work of art!  Medem is the greatest bullshit artist in the film world since Antonioni!

    Well, it is a work of art, in a way. It is one of the most arty medium-core sex films ever. It is artier than The Lover with Jane March. But The Lover has a comprehensible story line, and is one of the most beautifully filmed movies I've ever seen. This is ... well, it's not a bad sex film, but it's not a great one either.

    On the other hand, it is a pretty good sex film that allows you to beat off while telling your wife that you're "studying the new expressionism of the contemporary Spanish cinema". How can you complain about that?

    • Paz Vega (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)
    • Elena Anaya (who looks like a young Juliette Binoche, but with a much better body) (1, 2, 3, 4)

    You can see far more caps from this film in Tuna's section of the site, under "L" , for Lucia y el Sexo


    Other crap:

    What're the odds?


    The Sweet 16. The 2003 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship (Butler at 100-1!)

    Closing Date: Mar 27, 2003 20:00

    Bet Selections Win Odds
    Kentucky 3/2
    Arizona 7/2
    Oklahoma 9/2
    Kansas 7/1
    Texas 7/1
    Pittsburgh 9/1
    Syracuse 10/1
    Duke 12/1
    Maryland 12/1
    Connecticut 18/1
    Michigan State 28/1
    Marquette 30/1
    Notre Dame 35/1
    Wisconsin 40/1
    Auburn 66/1
    Butler 100/1



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    • If there is a white asterisk, it means that there isn't any significant humor, but I inexplicably determined there might be something else of interest.
    • A blue asterisk indicates the review is written by Tuna (or Lawdog or Junior or C2000 or Realist or ICMS or Mick Locke, or somebody else besides me)
    • If there is no asterisk, I wrote it, but am too ashamed to admit it.

    'Caps and comments by Hankster:

    I rented this little flick at my local Hollywood Video titled "Sinful Deeds". Now IMDB shows nothing at all about it, so I did some more searching and found that all its actors are apparently porn stars.

    The star is called simply Syren but what a body with nice natural looking breasts, so anyway here is Syren in all in her natural glory.

    'Caps and comments by Turtle:

    It's collage day today.

    • Alizée Jacotet. Collage of album covers, paparazzi, and screen caps of the young and beautiful 18 year-old Corsica-born singer. The caps are from a performance on M6 TV where she presented her latest hit "J'en ai marre", literally "I've had enough". The song will be released in English with the title "I am fed up!". Currently her most recent album is only available through amazon.fr. I imagine she may decide to delay her US debut a few months given the current state of affairs. For those not familiar with her, in 2002 Alizée sold over 4 million records throughout the world. She received several awards - NRJ awards, World Music Awards, M6 awards and other European awards. Her songs, including the smash-hit "Lolita", reached the top of the Italian, Spanish, German, British, Polish, Dutch and Russian charts, and often held the No. 1 slot for weeks. Both the lyrics and videoclip of "Lolita" were probably too much for mainstream US release.

    • Bridgette Wilson (1, 2). The Oregon beauty in screen caps from the 2001 film "Just Visiting". Is that a push-bra or did she get a boob job? I couldn't believe the size of her assets when I was capping her.

    • Jessica Alba (1, 2). A couple hi-res scans from her appearance at the VH1's "Big in 2002" awards. She is truly beautiful.

    • Laura Pausini. Collage of misc caps and paparazzi of the 29 year-old Italian diva. The caps are from a recent performance in Italy's Rai Due, and an interview for Canal+ Spain.

    • Samantha Mumba. Collage of misc magazine shots and TV caps including FHM UK, Star Club and GMTV Britain.

    Oscar stuff
    The dresses were more tame that usual and the cleavage was scarce. But still, here are some of Hollywood's hottest on the red carpet before Sunday night's Oscars.

    (1, 2)

    The French TV babe showing partial bum and robo-boob views from Max magazine.

    Gina Lynn
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

    Topless in the "Superman" video by (dare I say it) Academy Award winner, Eminem.

    Yutte Stensgaard From the movie "Lust for a Vampire"

    'Caps and comments by Dann:

    Called a "cult classic", this 1971 film is set in Gothic England, and tells of a notorious female vampire who is reincarneted as a young debutante attending an exclusive girl's school. This isn't just any old vampire....she's bi-sexual.

    It's a pretty campy film, but still interesting for lovers of vampire movies. The film quality is surprisingly good for a '71 release.

    Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
    Pat's comments in yellow...

    "Swept" Swept - At Saturday's Razzie Awards, Roberto Benigni was named "Worst Actor" for "Pinocchio," Britney Spears and Madonna tied for "Worst Actress," and "Swept Away" took five Razzies, including "Worst Movie." Madonna also won "Worst Supporting Actress" for a cameo in "Die Another Day" which Razzies founder John Wilson said lasted only two minutes, but for the rest of the film, you can't forget that you've been assaulted "with the stupidity of her appearance." This brings Madonna's career total to nine Razzies, tying Sylvester Stallone's record. Three years ago, they were named Worst Actor and Actress of the 20th Century.

  • And somehow, she's getting worse.
  • There's still 97 years to go, but I think they may have a lock on the 21st century, too.
  • She may leave Stallone behind, unless he sings in another movie.
  • Madonna's an actress like "Bowling for Columbine" is a documentary.
  • When the winners of these awards beg people not to commit acts of violence, they mean "Don't commit violence against ME!"

    He's Too Busy Practicing For "Celebrity Jeopardy!" - Bad news for incurable romantics: "Joe Millionaire" winner Zora Andrich said it's over between her and Evan Marriott. She told US Weekly that she really liked him, but he's too caught up in fame to spend time with her, and she'd "rather be with a construction worker than with someone who craves the spotlight like that."

  • She only wanted him because he fooled her into thinking he was a poor construction worker.
  • She could get more attention just by walking past any construction site.
  • It was a like a fairy tale...And they lived separately ever after.