- Charlie's French Cinema Nudity Site is updated
Here's a clip of one of my favorite nude scenes. Peta Wilson in
Here are my comments
about the movie. I called it "an
average noir mystery, but one of the all-time greats of nudity!"
I'll bet you are wondering why The Masters of Horror TV series has
an episode directed by Mick Garris. Mick who? I mean in the history of
modern horror films, his name is never mentioned up there with Argento, Raimi,
Craven, Carpenter and Romero. Well, there's a good reason why he
got his own episode. He created the show.
It's a strange little piece about a guy who establishes a
psychic connection with a woman in another country, to the point
where he can see what she sees and feel what she feels - including
getting fucked! It all leads up to his experience of her
committing a murder, followed by his need to find her.
Whatever failings it may have, and there are
several including a lame ending, it has some very nice nudity from
Leah Graham and Lucie Laurier. I don't know how much more we
need to ask of Mr Garris. He done us perverts proud.
"BUSH: IRAN MUST HALT PRODUCTION OF
- "Everyone knows that the last
book the president read was My Pet Goat,” one aide said.
“Expecting him to read an 18-page letter is really
asking for it, and that Iranian dude must have known
Colbert's Better Know a District -
Nebraska's Fightin' Second
Stephen Colbert calls upon athletes
to commit more crimes.
Colbert Report: Death from Above:
Bird Flu is Going to Kill Everyone
- We have to learn everything we
can about bird flu from now till the end of May sweeps.
Stephen Colbert asks The Smoking
Gun's Bill Bastone why he's one of those reporters who
finds things out.
Jon issues an open apology to the
local weather team of Terre Haute, Indiana
The Daily Show's Senior Epistolary
Correspondent, Rob Corddry, analyzes Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's
18 page letter to Dubya
Back in Black is Back
- "Lewis Black returns with a
look at how publicists are the new journalists."
Jon Stewart interviews crazy Billy
A performance legend - Bruce
Springsteen performs Dancing in the Dark, Courteney Cox
comes on stage to dance with him!
First Class in concert, singing
- Check out the hand motions of
the lead singer
George Lucas finished the script for
Another clip from X-Men 3
Daily Show: Headlines - Iran's Leader
is Going Postal
The latest celeb out of control:
Far right figure in UK has some 'splainin'
- Like, for example, what he was
doing as director of a gay porn film with a
weltanschauung described as "Marxist"
"Iran's ever level-headed Ahmadinejad
says evil Israel will be annihilated"
- Well, that will be a relief to
the people who were worried about him having nukes
And you thought Cheech and Chong
rolled some monster doobies!
American Idol mathematics. A theory
of how Chris Daughtry was voted off?
(Pure spec, and unsupported, but may hold some water.)
The New York Daily News - in a bad
slump (As reported by its
rival, The New York Post. Ah, schadenfreude.)
- The News once boasted the
largest circulation of any newspaper in America. It is
still in the top ten, but its 700,000 per day is no
match for USA Today or The Wall Street Journal, which
have three times the circulation. The Post is just a
hair lower than the News, and can't wait to overtake
"Despite his 12 years as an
undergraduate student, Johnny Lechner realized something
was missing from his academic record: he'd never studied
- And so, the 29-year-old
perpetual student who was expected to finally graduate
from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater withdrew his
application for graduation Monday, five days before
"Motorists approaching Stockholm late
Tuesday were met with the unlikely sight of three
elephants grazing by the highway"
A classic five-minute scene from
Congress Proposes Car Powered
Entirely By Hypocrisy
"Watch Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson and
Matt Dillon in the trailer for 'You, Me and Dupree.'"
Watch last night's episodes of Lost
and Alias at ABC.com
101 Hottest Hollywood Skin Flicks
Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format.
Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.
Battle in Heaven (2005)
Battle in Heaven is essentially slow motion sex among non-actors,
some of them more than a little obese, and is impossibly arty. Not only
that, but what we see contradicts itself, such that we have no real
idea what is real and what isn't.
Marcos Hernandez plays a chauffeur to a general's daughter. His wife sells cheap trinkets in a subway corridor for a living. The two
have kidnapped a baby for ransom, but the baby died. Marcos confesses to
Anapola Mushkadiz, the general's daughter, but she has her own secret.
She works as a hooker in a brothel for kicks. This somehow creates a
bond between the two. Marcos is terribly conflicted about the dead baby,
and Ana encourages him to turn himself in. Marcos' wife, Bertha Ruiz,
won't hear of it, and wants Ana shut up. It is hard to tell what is
going on in Marcos' head, as his expression never changes, even when
he is getting a real blow job from, or having real sex with, Ana, or
having simulated sex with his wife Martha.
Carlos Reygados, whose first film was well received, obviously has
a lot of talent, but was a complete failure as a storyteller here.
There are some positive reviews, and folks who specialize in finding
film symbolism are able to discover some here, which pleases the
director. In fact, he welcomes any interpretation of his film, even if
it is not something that entered his mind. Anapola felt the film, like
Mexico, was all about contradictions. The actual inspiration for this film was a shirtless and barefoot
fat man walking by a cathedral in the rain, holding a religious relic.
Reygados works without scripts, and prefers non-actors. He doesn't want
the viewing public to associate his characters with previous roles.
Also, he casts people who naturally portray something that appeals to
him. He cares more about imagery than story or characters. Reygados is clearly fearless, has the ability to get brave
performances from his casts and has visual style and technical
ability. We will hear more from him, hopefully with a better
inspiration next time.
I tend to agree with Scoop's
emotion in assigning a D, but the film does have an audience that seems to "get
it." Thus, it is a C-
Jennifer Aniston in Derailed (2005)
Dann reports on Jolly Roger: Massacre at Cutter's Cove
The folks at The Asylum (studios) have a track record of making pretty
good low budget, campy but fun, gory but cool, plenty of nudity, fairly
well acted horror flicks. 2005's Jolly Roger: Massacre at Cutter's Cove is
no exception. Jolly Roger himself was a hoot; Rhett Giles did a fine job
in the role.
Campers (it's always campers - Asylum must have a permanent campfire
set) stumble upon a treasure chest. Unfortunately, it contains only an old
skull. One of them cuts himself and bleeds on the chest, and that
eventually brings ol' JR back to life.
The founding fathers of Cutter's Cove turn out to have been pirates who
screwed over Jolly, so he's back for revenge by killing off their
descendants one-by-one, usually by beheading them with his sword. Talk
about zero population growth.
Lots of fun to watch, provided you're a horror fan and don't take
anything too seriously. Oh, and Megan Lee Ethridge, who starred in Alien
Abduction as a brunette, had a smaller part in this one, but as a redhead,
and I personally think she's cuter as a redhead (not that she'd much care
what I think, I suppose ).
Pat's comments in yellow...
Accenture Technology Labs of France has developed a Dorian Gray-like device
called the Persuasive Mirror, which shows what your lifestyle will do to you
over time. Webcams send an image of the subject to a flat screen. The image is
filtered through software that contains information about the person's diet and
exercise habits. At the push of a button, the image shifts to a computer
simulation of what the person will look like in, say, 20 years. It's designed
to shock young people in adopting healthier habits, and one teenage girl said it
was very powerful to suddenly see herself fat and saggy with multiple chins.
They are now refining it to include the ravages of smoking, booze and drugs.
* It will just show you a photo of Keith Richards.
* I thought I already had one of these, but unfortunately, it was just my
Former President Bush and President Bush said they both think Jeb Bush
would make a great president
* Then again, they both thought that about themselves.