Saturday, Cinco de Mayo




* Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe).

* White asterisk: expanded format.

* Blue asterisk: not mine.

No asterisk: it probably sucks.


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Tempest (1982) is an offbeat modern comedy very loosely inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest.

John Cassavetes plays a prominent New York architect, married to an actress (Gena Rowland). They have one daughter named Miranda. As the film opens, the "prosperous" father and Miranda (Molly Ringwald) are living on a small Greek island with Raul Julia as an assistant named Kalibanos and Susan Sarandon as a live-in friend.  Sarandon and Cassavetes have a sexless relationship, but Sarandon would much rather it wasn't. Molly Ringwald is well into puberty, and looking for almost any man, but there is nobody else on the island.

We then have a series of flashbacks, explaining how Cassavetes, in the throes of male menopause, got tired of his New York life and decided to move to Greece to find his roots. Ringwald was allowed to follow for the summer, after which she was to return home to mommy and mommy's new boyfriend, whom Ringwald couldn't stand. When the time came to go home, Ringwald refused. The father and daughter had met Sarandon by then, and the trio moved to the small Greek island to hide. Naturally, mom and her entire entourage come looking for them.

The film is not without problems in the writing and direction. The plot is decidedly not a cliff-hanger, the film is a little long at 140 minutes, and the multiple flashbacks make the narrative structure distracting. But that's all overcome by characterization which is engaging. This is a case where a talented ensemble cast made the most of a so-so script. Cassavetes plays the slightly bent dropout effectively, and Raul Julia is wonderful as Kalibanos. Being a modern equivalent of Shakespeare's Caliban, he plays to his goats with a clarinet instead of pipes. Molly, as she did in 16 Candles, nailed Miranda as "a cute little girl becoming a woman." (Tempest was her first feature film.) I wish Sarandon had been given more to do, but she looked wonderful and brightened the screen whenever she was on camera.

C. I am partial to Susan Sarandon, and like Molly in anything before Pretty in Pink, so I was predisposed to like this film, and I did.

  • IMDb readers say 6.2, a respectable score for an offbeat comedy. .
  • Rotten Tomatoes gives it 71.
  • Raul Julia and Molly Ringwald were both nominated for Golden Globes.




Susan Sarandon is braless the entire film, is seen in a very wet t-shirt, and then shows her right breast in this PG-rated film.










Decoys: The Second Seduction

Today, with the Time Machine in for service, we look at a new film also known as Decoys 2: Alien Seduction.

Kailin See leads it off with a hard-to-see breast in the shower.


Very nice tits from Lindsay Maxwell.


Margherita Donato flashes a guy showing off her titties.


Michelle Molineux is very sexy, but only revealed some cleavage.


Wrapping it up with Natalie McFetridge baring her robo-hooters.







Number One Fan


Hollywood's biggest action star, Zane Barry (Chad McQueen), is seduced by his gorgeous number one fan, Blair Madsen (Renee Ammann). For Blair, it's the beginning of a romance she's dreamed about all her life. But for Zane it's a one-night stand. After all, he's about to be married to a gorgeous costumer (Catherine Mary Stewart). As Blair's obsession turns to violence, Zane's life mirrors one of his action movies. Zane must take matters into his own hands in order to overcome the final fury of his number one fan. Nothing new here, but Renee is very hot, so even if you have seen this kind of movie a dozen times it doesn't matter, you'll have a good time watching Renee.


Renee Amman


Sky Solari








Notes and collages


Adrienne Barbeau, s1, e2

Adrienne Barbeau, s2, e3








The Black Dahlia



Hilary Swank




Jemima Rooper and Mia Kirshner



Mia Kirshner



Scarlett Johansson








Shauna MacDonald in The Rocket Post

Heather McComb in Cracker. She's married to Dawson from Dawson's Creek

Speaking of Dawson's Creek, here's Joshua Jackson gettin' lucky with Claire Forlani, a personal favorite, in The Shadow Dancer. Nice, but too dark and too short. I just ordered the DVD. I can't resist Forlani, and it seems like it might be a decent movie as well, so I'll have more on this later in the week.

Mindy Clarke in Return to Two-Moon Junction
Margo Stilley in 9 Songs - part 7.
Fran Drescher in Cadillac Man
Julie Strain in Redline. If I remember the film correctly, the guy in the scene is Corey Feldman, who is about a foot shorter than Julie.
Salma Hayek in In the Time of Butterflies
Tatum O'Neal in Circle of Two
Ali MacGraw in Goodbye, Columbus. This may seem tame to you younger guys, but Ms. McGraw running around stark naked was quite the big deal in 1969. I also ordered this on DVD and will get some better images up next week.

She's about ten years older than you think. Although she was playing college-age in 1969-70, she was actually in her early 30s. It hardly seems possible, but she's nearly 70 now!