Salma Hayek (1, 2, 3, 4) Three cheers for Akira! First of all I'm a huge Salma fan, as well as a Kevin Smith fan, so I was very happy to see these in my in box. Even more so after watching "Dogma" this afternoon. In the exposed flesh department, Akira has done a masterful job of capturing just a few moments of screen time and creating these fabulous collages. Plus, it looks like Salma was in great shape while filming the strip club scene!

As for the movie, that's a slightly different story. I loved "Clerks", "Chasing Amy", and yes even the dreaded "Mallrats", but "Dogma" seemd 'empty' for lack of a better word. But don't get me wrong, I very much enjoyed the film, but....
Here are my thoughts...Even though it's soaking in religion, and begging the viewer to feel the question of faith that was Kevin Smith's obvious inspiration for the film, I felt it lacked the emotion Kevin Smith's other films are noted for. With "Clerks" I could relate to and feel the angst of being trapped in a dead-end job, of being better then what my station in life dictated I should be. With "Mallrats", I felt the playfulness, silliness, and goofing off of being a big kid, as Smith must surely have felt while making the film. Then of course there is "Chasing Amy", a complex, believable, bittersweet, and probably the best "relationship" movie ever! Who hasn't chased their own Amy, their own Holy Grail if you will. The characters are human, 3 dimensional, and flawed. And in the end there is no happily ever after. It's great story telling.
However, with "Dogma" I felt the spirit of the movie (the questioning of one's faith) was just handed to me within the first 5 minutes. I never gave damn about the characters, (even those I had come to love from the other films) and I am convinced that the "Star Power" killed the wit of Smith's writing. In Smith's other works, it has always been the dialogue that gets you, not the effects, the costumes, or the celebrity. The words and the meanings behind them have been the success of the films. Of course agree that it is essential to have someone who is competent deliver those lines, I feel the genius of Smith's past works has been the fact that there has always been a no-name on the screen delievering those amazing lines. Smith forced the audience to not think about how good that person looked on the cover of "People" magazine the week before, but to listen to what they were saying, and enjoy the story.
"Dogma" was a movie I had been looking forward to seeing for 2 years. Now that I have, I think it's safe to say that Kevin Smith's critics will finally stop making fun of "Mallrats".

Theresa Randle (1, 2, 3)

Tisha Campbell (1, 2)

Theresa topless from the Spike Lee Joint "Girl 6"

Tisha stripping down to only her undies in 'caps from "Sprung".

WhyScan's Page Three Report
If Page Three is unfamiliar to you, this link describes the Page Three tradition.
Today's Page 3 girl....Jade, 22, from Colchester. (1, 2, 3, 4)

Today's Gold is Tessa Hewitt from 11th May 1978.

Blinky's Runway Report
Georgina Cooper, Day 2. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) Jr's tips: No real exposure today, but #7 features a see-thru nipple peek. Personally my pick of the litter is #5. Not revealing, but it does show off her curves. Plus there is no catwalk pouting going on in this one.
Jasmin Wagner

Jessica Stockmann

Both of these come from the May issue of German Max. In his email Blackshine apologized for the poor paper quality of the magazine, but honestly, he did such a great job I can't tell. These both look pretty good to me.
Lunch time, the way it should be.

Pimps up, lawyers down.

and ...
Alice Krige Round two of the Borg Queen. Here is another great collage from The Night. A second helping of vidcaps from "Ghost Story".
Verona Feldbusch For the Euro Scoopy are 'caps of the popular German TV star by jedilein. For those of us a little less familiar with German TV than others...Look for her in the upcoming Leslie Neilsen movie "2001: A Space Travesty".
Rosie Marcel From Jimmy the Saint, vidcaps of Rosie stripping from "The Secret World of Michael Fry".
Lita For all of the Rasslin' are some highlights from WWF action Monday by Beercaps

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"Dogma", from Johnny Web

I generally agree with what Junior wrote above about Dogma. I, too, couldn't wait to see it, and was disappointed. For me, the problem is that it is all talk. It isn't a script at all. It is a two hour monologue. Since nobody will listen to a two hour monologiue, he created some characters to deliver the different lines, but you don't get involved with them. They all speak in the exact same tone, whether they are angels or devils or humans. You could take pretty much any line and give it to any other character and it would be about the same.

The comedy isn't really meaningful unless you are Catholic and actually understand and are familiar with the beliefs they are questioning. Then it's probably a lot of fun, because they ask the same questions that you've been asking yourself since you were a kid, and they will end up reaffirming your faith, not debunking it. In fact, the complete lack of an edge is one of the great disappointments of the movie. Once Kevin Smith was the great hope for the future of film comedies, but the torch has obviously now been passed to Trey Parker.

Personally, I only laughed once or twice in the whole movie. I did enjoy the fact that God banished the insubordinate angels to the only place worse than hell - Wisconsin. Unfortunately, that must make it quite difficult for him to punish sinners from Wisconsin, since they are actually grateful to be in hell and away from those cheesehead things, and can look forward to a pleasant, bratwurst-free eternity.

The filmmakers also made the assumption that the most terrifying thing in the universe is Alanis Morrissette's voice. I guess Kevin is too young to have heard of Yoko Ono.

You'd think he'd be familiar with Celine Dion, however.

Forget about Salma. She's beautiful and charming, as always, but she didn't show much of anything. However these upskirts of Linda Fiorentino, which are invisible to the naked eye (she's in rapid motion, hence the blurring of her legs), and which I found by mistake, made my entire week! Fiorentino (1, 2) Salma


"Galaxy Quest", from Johnny Web

Comedy recipe: take one-third "The Last Starfighter", one-third "Spaceballs", and one third "Star Trek", and spin them all together into a plot about aliens who ask the crew of a TV series (obviously modeled after Star Trek) to help them defeat their evil enemy. The aliens don't understand the concept of theater or television, and think that the old "Galaxy Quest" re-runs are historical documentaries.

They carry the jokes off pretty well. If you like the description of the premise, you'll probably like the film. It's actually an old-fashioned heart warming comedy, in the true tradition of Mel Brooks. The parodies of Star Trek are affectionate, not harsh. In fact, this film, like Dogma, really has no edge at all. No nudity either.

One more comment. Every time I see somebody terrific in a movie, I look up who it is. It seems like it always turns out to be the same guy, and I never recognize him from film to film. He does it again here, and his name is Sam Rockwell as "Crewmember 6". He is now my awardee of this year's Don Cheadle Award for being brilliant in every movie, stealing every scene he's ever been in, and nobody knows WTF he is. (He's in the middle of the lower image)

Quite aesthetic visuals for a Brooksian comedy. The entire set design is silver and burgundy. Sigourney Weaver


"Being John Malkovich", from Johnny Web

This movie is a strange experience. It is a true rarity - an arty movie which is a genuine comedy. It features tremendous characterizations from the four leads (including John Malkovich as himself), a hilarious cameo from Sean Penn, and some brilliantly imaginative concepts. Plus the best puppetry you'll ever see.

If you don't already know the premise, John Cusack plays a puppeteer who accidentally stumbles upon a magical portal that leads one into the mind of John Malkovich for 15 minutes, and thence to the side of the New Jersey Turnpike. Some people want to use this to achieve alternate experiences, some want to exploit it for profit or "love", and some really need the portal for matters of great cosmic significance.

I laughed hard during the first 15 minutes or so, but then the tone turns dark, and somewhat ugly when Cusack uses his skill as a puppeteer to gain permanent control of Malkovich's body.

Truly offbeat movie, with many moments of great artistic achievement. If you want your comedies ha-ha funny, you'll get lost when the story finds its pace, but if you like black comedy, it's one of the ornriest since Dr Strangelove. Example - Malkovich in a restaurant, patron comes up and sincerely thanks Malkovich for his "compassionate portrayal of retards". I think you will either treasure it as one of your all-time favorites, or hate it completely.

Unfortunately, probably the darkest photography of any movie I've ever seen. Makes SE7EN look like the outdoor scenes in Sound of Music. Almost no flesh, so it didn't matter that much. Catherine Keener


"Shiver of the Vampires", from Tuna

Tuna's comments: "Naked lesbian Vampires, castles, slow pace, great night lighting. Brilliant colors and frames. I wonder who the director was? The Shiver of the Vampires, aka: Sex and the Vampire, Strange Things Happen at Night, Terror of the Vampires, Thrill of the Vampires, Vampire Thrills and Le Frisson des Vampires is a very high quality DVD transfer from the original interneg. The images are probably the best Rollin I have done to date in terms of showing his lighting and colors. As usual, the images are far more important than the plot, which concerns a newlywed couple who stop off at the castle of her cousins. Seems the cousins were rather serious vampire killers until they got bit. The cousins now see the virtue of drinking blood, and set about to recruit their cousin to the cause with the help of a "roving" female vampire. Again, Rollin proves that he knows what to do with a camera." thumbnails, part 1 thumbnails, part 1 thumbnails, part 1 Sandra Julien (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24) Nikole Nancel (1, 2, 3, 4) Dominique (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) Castel Herce (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)

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