"Body Heat"

Body Heat (1981) When I think about great sexy roles in excellent movies, or noire in general, this one is near the top of my list. It started a genre single-handed, is filled with a great steamy atmosphere, clever dialogue, and one of the best sexual tension build-ups in film history. Also, the dramatic tension was carefully constructed such that your attention never wans from the opening post-sex scene through to the end. We have a great story told very skillfully, great performances, and plenty of looks at Kathleen Turner's body. The supporting cast also played fleshed out characters. There was not a single moment of pure exposition in the entire film.

Seems like I am reviewing this plot at least once a month -- the most recent one a Marlee Matlin film -- making it one of the most popular formulas ever, but this was the original, and still the best. This is an easy B.

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  • Kathleen Turner (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30)


    Splash (1984) is one of those PG films with an amazing amount of exposure. Tom Hanks is a workaholic wholesale produce broker, who does his work and his good-for-nothing brother's (John Candy) as well. He returns to Cape Cod for a break, and falls in the water. He is rescued by a mermaid (Daryl Hannah). He is instantly smitten, indeed, he was smitten by the same mermaid as a young boy, but has no idea she is a mermaid. She finds his wallet, and decides to visit him in New York. It seems mermaids are allowed to become human for a short time once in their life. She walks onto Liberty Island starkers, and the fun begins.

    Director Ron Howard could have gone for over the top comedy, but, instead, focused on the love story, and lots of small but effective gags. Hannah has never been better, Hanks did his usual great job, and Candy was perfect in his role. With careful frame selection, we get several views of Hannah's breasts, and the classic rear nude shot on liberty island. My intention was to fast forward quickly through the film this time to get the images, and I ended up watching the entire thing for the umpteenth time. Despite its rather poor showing at IMDb, this is one of the better romantic comedies of all time, and therefore a B.

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  • Daryl Hannah (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)

    Something's Gotta Give (2003):

    Romantic comedy with Keaton and Nicholson. Good, but too long, and sags considerably in the middle. Have discussed this many times before.  Comments here.

    • Diane Keaton (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
    • Amanda Peet (no nudity) (1, 2)





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    Words from Scoop.

    .avi's from Shiloh.

    .wmv files made by Scoop from Shiloh's .avi's.


    Various quick peeks

    • Here's Diane Keaton in Something's Gotta Give. See the big DVD collages above.  (.avi version.wmv version).

    • Mariel Hemingway and Patrice Donnelly. Patrice was a real pentathlete, not an actress, who co-starred in this film about women's athletics and lesbonics. (.avi version.wmv version, .jpg collages (1, 2)).

    • Kristin Scott-Thomas stark naked, full frontal, in An Unforgettable Summer (.avi version.wmv version).

    • Courtney Love's wacked-out appearance on the Letterman show (.avi version.wmv version).


    Perhaps these tips will help if you have trouble with the codecs for these movies:

    Shiloh says:

    FYI when I hypercam vids to make the file size smaller I use DivX MPEG-4 Fast-Motion for the video compressor, then I use virtualdub to compress the audio. The properties for the vids says the video codec:  DivX Decoder Filter & audio codec:  Morgan Stream Switcher which I'm not familiar with. When I compress the audio with virtualdub I use MPEG Layer-3.  A friend of mine told me about compressing the audio about (6) mos. ago. Like I said previously, only been capping for a year & a half & I'm no expert. Hopefully this info will help members with the proper codecs for my vids.
    When I cap big brother's I use hypercam mostly & sdp & asfrecorder if the set up allows me. I stopped using camtasia cause the file sizes were always too big, could never figure out the process, over my head lol, plus it cost too much to buy in my opinion.

    A reader says:

    You mentioned that some users were having trouble with the videos on your site. There is a tool designed to determine what codec is needed for a video. Hope this is useful to you or your users.

    Scoop says:

    I made the .wmv versions of each video. The codecs for these: Windows Video V8, Windows Audio 9. The upside of these is that you know the codecs, and they'll play in the Windows Media Player. The downside is that they are slightly larger, and slightly lower quality.

    A whole mess of paparazzi edits by Brainscan:

    'Caps and comments by Dann:

    "Rogue Trader"
    Fascinating 1999 look at the true-life story of Nick Leeson, who single-handedly brought down one of Britain's oldest and most successful financial institutions, Barings Bank, by using risky futures trades to appear as a rising young star making tons of money for the bank. In truth, his trades were simply enormous gambles which eventually did not pay off.

    While not perfect, and certainly not exciting in a "kick ass and take names" way, the movie keeps your attention as you watch the poor likeable guy dig himself deeper into the hole he'll never crawl out of.

    'Caps and comments by Oz:

    "Triumph of Love"
    Triumph of Love has Mira Sorvino as a princess dressing as a man for some absurd reason. Rachael Stirling is her lady-in-waiting and does the same. It was PG rated and the only exposure is a brief breast by Rachael as she changes her clothes.

    • Mira Sorvino (1, 2, 3)
    • Rachael Stirling (1, 2)

    "Undercover Blues"
    Undercover Blues was another PG rated movie with no nudity. The sexiest caps occur when Kathleen Turner and Fiona Shaw have a mud bath fight.

    • Kathleen Turner (1, 2, 3, 4)
    • Fiona Shaw (1, 2, 3)

    "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues"
    As appeared recently in the FH, Lorraine Bracco's bush was exposed in Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. For some reason that I couldn't work out, a group of cowgirls decided to drop their pants. Lorraine's bush was the only visible nudity. Heather Graham was another cowgirl with a minor part, and who needs an excuse to show her. There are some sexy caps of Rain Phoenix and she also dropped her dacks. The main actress in the movie was Uma Thurman and we see most of her breast as Sean Young goes for a grope. Sean may be showing a bit of nipple.

    "All the Queen's Men"
    No nudity in the WW2 British movie All the Queen's Men but Nicolette Krebitz goes around in her underwear.

    • Nicolette Krebitz (1, 2)

    "Back in the USSR"
    Some brief side nudity by Natalya Negoda in Back in the USSR.

    • Natalya Negoda (1, 2)

    "Good Advice"
    No nudity in Good Advice but there are some sexy caps of Angie Harmon, Lisa Rinna, Denise Richards and Rosanna Arquette, who also shows some remarkably flexibility.

    "Fudo : The New Generation"
    Over to Japan for the blood thirsty Fudo : The New Generation. It had a weird story line and Miho Nomoto is an assassin who uses an unusual technique. Yes, that is a blow pipe coming from her vagina - sexy and effective! Miho is topless as is an unknown woman. By a process of elimination I think she is Rin Sakiyama but my Japanese is non existent and the Internet was no help.

    • Miho Nomoto (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
    • Unknown (1, 2)

    "Descending Angel"
    Some nice nipple exposure by Diane Lane in Descending Angel.

    • Diane Lane (1, 2, 3, 4)