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I still haven't seen this movie, but I love me some Mathilda May, so I had to see the film clip that Frypan used to make his collage. Rageroo made the clip, and I made a few more captures from it.

I did look it up at IMDb. It's a musical from Jacques Demy - the guy who made Umbrellas of Cherbourg, and it stars French superstar Yves Montand, so it obviously isn't obscure, although Amazon France has no DVD for sale.


Mathilda May (film clip)


* Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe).

* White asterisk: expanded format.

* Blue asterisk: not mine.

No asterisk: it probably sucks.


Catch the deluxe version of Other Crap in real time, with all the bells and whistles, here.







The Last King of Scotland

The Last King of Scotland (2006) is one of last year's best, and won a Best Actor Oscar for Forest Whitaker as General Idi Amin Dada. The title comes from Amin's factual love of everything Scottish, coming from his time in the British Army.

The story, based on a book, tells the story of Idi Amin in Uganda in the 70s as told through the eyes of his fictional Scottish personal physician, played by James McAvoy. McAvoy graduated medical school, and decided that he wanted a more exciting life than his physician father, so spun the globe, and selected Uganda for his practice. Other than a youthful interest in sex, his motives were pure, and when he met Amin and was offered a senior position, he honestly felt Amin was good for Uganda, and he would make a huge difference in the country. As he discovered just what kind of unholy dictator Amin was, he got one of Amin's wives (Kerry Washington) pregnant. He is encouraged by the British government to take Amin out. The film ends with a hostage situation and the Israeli raid which brought Amin's real nature to the attention of the world.

This is a B-. This is an excellent film full of excellent performances, and gives an accurate portrait of the murderous Amin.

IMDb readers say 7.8.

World box office to date is $42.4 Meg, against a $6 Meg budget.



Kerry Washington












Once Upon a Time in America

The Time Machine takes a quick Trip to 1984 for some boobage from Elizabeth McGovern as she is raped in the back seat of a car by Robert De Niro.









In the future, biological warfare research gone wrong creates a genetically-engineered virus which turns humans into something called Hemophages, similar to vampires. They are no longer part of the human society and the humans are out to destroy the diseased population. The human government wants to see a nine year old boy named Six dead since they believe he's a threat to humans. Violet (Milla Jovovich), a female Hemophage whose mission was to find and deliver a secret weapon, discovers that the actual weapon is the boy and that the human's real intentions is to kill him. Soon she finds herself protecting the boy, who carries within him a rare cure which could heal all the Hemophages.








Notes and collages

"Farscape" - Part 32

Season Four, Episodes 14 and 16

(nothing from #15)

Rebecca Riggs, s4 e16

Raelee Hill, s4 e14

Raelee Hill, s4 e16








If you decide to watch 2006's Turistas, you'll probably think you're getting ready to watch a splatter flick. There's plenty of gore, but in fact the film is a pretty good thriller that also happens to be gory. It's not really the horror flick it's been billed as, although what happens is pretty horrible.

Three young tourists from the States, backpacking through Brazil, are thrown together with other backpackers from different countries when their tour bus crashes near a beautiful beachfront resort. Rather than wait for a new bus that will be at least a day, the whole group decides to explore.

After a night of heavy drinking during which they're drugged by the locals, they wake up on the beach with all their possessions gone. A young local befriends them and agrees to take them to a place where they can get help, but they don't know that the fellow's uncle is a local doctor who has big and deadly plans for the group.

For some reason, most people that have seen it have trashed this movie, but I found it to be an exciting thriller with some very cool scenery, good acting, and a taut and scary storyline, not to mention beautiful young women. I recommend it, but be sure to get the unrated version.


Beau Garrett Lucy Ramos Melissa George






Isild Le Besco in Backstage

Emmanuelle Seigner in Backstage
Stefanie Stappenbeck in "Nur ein ..."
MM McDonough in Bad City
Natalie Portman, apparently in some very cold place
Janet Edwards in Smokin' Aces (Film clip)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus in The New Adventures of Old Christine (film clip - .flv format). No nudity but a funny and interesting upskirt.)
Kelly Preston in Mischief. A good coming-of-age film with some brilliant nudity from the future Mrs Travolta (film clip)
Kristanna Loken and Katherine Moenning in that car scene from The L Word - brightened (film clip)