"The Trouble with Perpetual Deja-Vu"

The Trouble with Perpetual Deja-Vu (1999) is a slice of life film that takes place on Cape Cod in the winter time. Danielle (Devery Doleman) and her husband are year round residents living with her hippy mother. He was the Goth stud in High School. The marriage lost most of its luster on their wedding night, when sex wasn't ten tender passion she expected. She has taken to heavy drinking, disappearing for hours at a time, and having indiscriminate sex. Hubby puts all his energy into his real estate business, which is all he really cares about, while she strikes up a hot affair with an old High School friend.

It is off season, and Cape Cod is not bustling with people. One of their favorite pass times is going into homes closed for the winter. Hubby discovers them while trying to show a property to a prospective buyer, and is crestfallen that he might lose the sale. Doleman is naked and having hot sex for most of the film. She has been getting steady work since this film.

Sometimes a film is so spoiled for me by one element that I can't even evaluate it, and that was the case here. Doleman is not hard to look at and can act, the sex scenes were hot and honest, but the photography was worse than amateurish. They seldom had anything in sharp focus, had lots of motion blur, and often keystone perspective distortion. I basic photography class would advance the quality immeasurably. IMDb readers have this at 5.1, and it won awards at minor festivals where it was first seen. Director/Writer/Producer Todd Verow has 16 credits at IMDb. Hopefully his camera technique has improved since this film, as he is not a bad story teller, and knows how to do sex scenes. This is a C-.

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  • Devery Doleman (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, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)

    The Turning (1997):

    The Turning is a movie adapted from a play ("Home Fires Burning"), and it shows. It's a "serious drama" which really has only five characters, in which stagy speeches are delivered on claustrophobic sets.

    A young man returns to his home town after a four year absence. He doesn't seem to be a very happy fellow, given his predilection for Nazi t-shirts and his ability to antagonize everyone in town. His motivation for returning is gradually revealed to be the simple-minded hope that he can keep his parents from divorcing, and he plans to accomplish that by terrorizing dad's new girlfriend into leaving. Ignoring the reality of his parents' broken relationship, he reasons that the disappearance of the girlfriend will drive dad back into mom's alcoholic trailer-trash arms. The kid's world-view gives the impression that he's not the brightest bulb on the family tree, but his mother doesn't seem like a candidate for the Schweitzer Chair either. In fact, she might have some trouble with a Rocking Chair, given the complex and confusing movement.

    Blah, blah, blah ... Melodramatic speeches made with knives at other people's throats. Etc. It seems like one of those William Inge plays from the 1950s.

    The film is memorable only for two facts (1) it represented 24 year old Gillian Anderson's feature film debut, and (2) it remains the only time in which Ms. Anderson has removed her bra for art. This film was made in 1992, pre X-Files, and sat on the shelves unreleased for five years, waiting for Gillian to become a big star on the X-Files, at which point it was released with a video box featuring a close up of Ms. Anderson tugging at her bodice, even though she is the fifth lead, and has a part which is not essential to the story's main development. She did look ripe and sexy, but Gillian did not do an exceptional acting job in her small role, and her supposed small-town Virginia accent is actually just some kind of Generic Confederate.

    I love these facts from Gillian's IMDb bio:

    "In high school, was voted "Class Clown" and "Most Bizarre Girl". Was voted "Most Likely to be Arrested" by her classmates in high school, and was, in fact, arrested on graduation night for trying to glue the locks shut at her high school."

    I'm guessing she is an interesting person.

    I'm certain she is more interesting than this film, which scores a big 3.2 at IMDb, and probably would never have been released at all if Gillian had never become a star.

    • Gillian Anderson. (1, 2, 3, 4) I have never before seen a capture of the frame shown in collage #1, which clearly shows her face and her right breast together.
    • Here is a zipped .wmv of Gillian's entire scene, which is actually fairly sexy, albeit brief and incomplete.


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    Today we have a joint Ghost/Mr. Skin collection... The Ghost provides the vids, the Skin-man provides the 'caps. Scenes from the direct-to-vid comedy, "Slammed" (2001).

    The vids (zipped .wmvs as usual)...

    • Former Heffer Katie Lohmann (April 2001). Here she is showing off her robo-big'uns.

    • Miller Lite cat fighting babe Kitana Baker. She shows off her fake'uns in both, and gets it on a little bit in #2. (1, 2)

    • Tamie Sheffield, the actress, model, former cheerleader and Fear Factor winner showing off a first class bum (covered in undies, but still very nice). She also plays with her implants.

    • Tamie Sheffield, Kitana Baker and Somaya Reece are all topless. in this clips.

    The 'caps...still frames from the scenes above.

    • Kitana Baker (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

    • Katie Lohmann (1, 2)

    • Somaya Reece (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

    • Tamie Sheffield (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

    Jessica Alba
    (1, 2)

    Ahhhh, Alba. Here are some excellent collages featuring the gorgeous young actress looking amazing in a blue bikini. Sneak peek scenes from her upcoming movie "Into the Blue" (2005).

    Jessica Biel Another Jessica in another blue bikini....tis a very good thing. Here she is sceens from her upcoming summer flick, "Stealth".

    Lindsey McKeon The young and cute brunette wearing a very lo-cut top during a recent guest spot on "CSI Miami". You may also recognize her from "The Guiding Light", "One Tree Hill" and "Saved by the Bell: The New Class".

    'Caps and comments by Dann:

    "Deep Evil"
    Needless to say, the scene in the collage didn't appear uncut on the Sci-Fi channel. The rest of this 2004 made-for-cable killer virus movie did.

    In the 1950's, scientists in Siberia find an alien microbe in a drop of water contained in a meteorite fragment. In 2004, a group working at a top-secret lab in Alaska manage to clone it. When the lab suddenly reports a total lockdown due to contamination, a group of military and scientists are sent to find out what happened.

    As you might guess, this lame and predictable movie is right where it belongs.... on the Sci-Fi channel. Pretty nice topless scene by Lindsay Maxwell, though. Thanks, Lindsay, for providing a nice 30-second timeout from a pretty dumb flick.

    Mischa Barton Awesome, high quality 'caps of the "O.C." star wearing a lo-cut top and looking great on Leno.

    Nathalie Seseña
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)

    Vicenta N'Dongo
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

    Flautista 'caps from the 1997 Spanish movie "Airbag". Both ladies show off their ample bosom. N'Dongo also bares her bum.

    Ellen Barkin Thanks to Snowblind for these 'caps of Barkin's bum in scenes from the 1987 Dennis Quaid movie, "The The Big Easy".

    Pat Reeder
    Pat's comments in yellow...

    No, Not Mickey Rourke - An arrest warrant was issued in New York for "American Pie" star Natasha Lyonne after she failed to show up for a hearing into alleged harassment of her neighbor. Lyonne, who pleaded guilty to drunk driving in 2001, allegedly banged on her neighbors' door, stormed into their apartment, yanked a mirror off the wall, and made threats, such as, "I'm going to sexually molest your dog!"

  • Well, now we know what the big plot twist will be in "American Pie 4."
  • Normally, she's very sweet...And obviously, an animal lover!
  • She fled to L.A., where juries refuse to judge celebrities' sex lives.

    So It's Okay To Blow Up A Beaver? - PETA is planning an all-out assault on Jennifer Lopez for using fur in her clothing line. They say they plan to turn the premiere of the "apathetic fur hag's" next movie "Monster-In-Law" into "Escape From L.A." They plan to picket her movie premieres and personal appearances with banners reading "Monster-In-Fur" and pictures of J-Lo in bloody pelts, and to greet her outside the "Tonight Show" studio with a 30-foot inflatable beaver reading "Fur - Leave it to Beaver."

  • Jay Leno will run promos that say, "Tune in tonight to see J-Lo's beaver!"
  • PETA won't be happy until they skin her alive.

    Pam Prefers Bear Skin - Even Pamela Anderson got into the act, telling Jane magazine that "people who wear fur smell like a wet dog" and "look fat and gross," and it makes her nauseous how the fur industry promotes fur by giving "free coats to idiots like Jennifer Lopez and Puff Daddy."

  • Normally, it would be ironic to be called an idiot by Pamela Anderson, but in this case...
  • Pam's a genius: that other stuff won't sway J-Lo, but telling her that fur makes you look fat just might do it!
  • Hey, nobody GIVES J-Lo free furs!...She has to DEMAND those free furs!

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