||There isn't much sense
in making fun of the MTV movie awards. They are
obviously a shill for MTV's own products and
people with MTV connections or a powerful draw in
the youth market. Last year the kid from Dawson's
Creek won best breakthrough male performance for
that immortal cinema classic, "Varsity
Blues". I think the nominees for best movie
of all time were Citizen Kane, Gone With The
Wind, Battleship Potemkin, and Varsity Blues.
But I just wanted to note that
they awarded this year's best male performance
award to that giant of stage and screen,
perennial Oscar Boy and
Olivier-of-his-generation, Keanu Reeves. I guess
that's because Anthony Michael Hall wasn't in
anything this year.
Swedes on Campus", from Johnny Web
Soft-core sex flick from
1979, from Frodo's massive collection.
- Quite good quality
images for VCR - a generally good print
with vivid colors.
- Absolutely gorgeous
women in this movie. I suppose you know
Brigitte Lahaie, and she's magnificent,
but Nadine Pascal is every bit her equal,
and the obscure Dany White has one of the
best bodies you will ever see on this
planet. She has relatively small breasts
but ... well, just look. Diane Kelly,
however, the woman who played their
teacher, is in desperate need of a meal.
This girl calls Lara Flynn Boyle
- You won't get
ripped off here. These women are naked
throughout the movie. When they aren't
making nice-nice, they are exercising
naked, jogging naked, or just flashing
passers-by. I could probably have done
200 collages if I had the time, but the
women just aren't famous enough.
- Seven women with
white hair in the same movie? They must
have spent 50% of their budget on
- Although there is
no penetration, some of the nudity is
- The film itself?
What, you care? OK, it's brilliant. It
makes The Seventh Seal look like a
frivolous, amateurish Pauly Shore movie.
Or maybe vice-versa. Does it really
matter? OK, truth is it's a lame premise,
scenes seem to be cut or missing, and the
dubbing is hilariously inept. In fact, if
it had no nudity, it would be worth
watching just for the incredible dubbing.
I think all eight women (the six Swedes,
one French girl, and their teacher) have
the same voice. Talk about low budget. Or
maybe it was intentional - reflecting
some Buddhist theory about the oneness of
all existence. Anyway, it isn't even good
dubbing. I could see doing a movie where
Robin Williams plays all the parts, but
this ain't Robin Williams, or even Esther
Williams. The French accent sounds like
Swedish, and the Swedish accents sound
like Ackroyd and Martin's "wild and
crazy guys" trying to pretend to
hide their accents, posing as British
guys to impress the women and hold their
big American breasts. Actually the script
has a bit of irony and self-mockery,
which is completely appropriate, and
makes it a pretty easy watch. But let me
stress here that none of that is really
important - it's gorgeous women naked.
How hard is that to watch? Thanks, Frodo.
Dany White (1,
Brigitte Lahaie (1,
Diane Kelly Aude Mallois France Lomay Nadine Pascal Elsa Maroussia Kathleen Kane
"Foxfire concerns a drifter named Legs
(Angelina Jolie) who appears in a High School
Biology class, and convinces the less popular
girls to get even with the teacher who fondles
every girl that is too afraid to stop him. The
girls form a bond, and Legs teaches them to have
enough self-respect to stand up for themselves.
As she says, "Don't take any shit."
There is a scene where Jolie tattoos her breast,
then the other girls breasts. This provides the
Jolie is a natural
actress who also trained with Strassberg. I don't
think she is capable of doing a bad job. This
film has a lot to say to adolescent girls, but is
less interesting to others. It did keep me awake,
mainly due to the performances by Jolie and Hedy
Burress who plays her lover. The film is shot in
Portland, which can be a very scenic City.
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Hedy Burress (1,
Jenny Shimizu (1,
Last Picture Show", from Tuna
Tuna's comments: "The Last Picture Show
is a story any male adult can relate to -- it is
about trying to lose your virginity as a
teenager. The film is set in the 50's in a small
Texas town, and was shot in B&W, which was a
daring style decision for 1971. Peter Bogdanovich
(Writer and Director) achieved exactly the
atmosphere he wanted partially due to this
choice, and the film was well-received both
critically and by the general public. For a
character-driven rather than plot-driven drama,
it grabs your attention and holds it for the
entire 118 minutes. The acting is superb, but
considering the cast, that is not surprising.
Stars include Cybill Shepherd (nude), Ellen
Burstyn, Ben Johnson, Randy Quaid, Jeff Bridges
and Timothy Bottoms to name a few. Won Oscars for
both Best supporting actor and actress, and was
nominated for 6 other Oscars. Also won BAFTAs,
Golden Globes, etc.
The DVD transfer is very good, they deserve
high marks for special features, I love the film
and it had more nudity than I expected. Pretty
erotic stuff for B&W, especially if you have
any memories of the 50's, back-seat necking, and
industrial strength underwear including garter
belts. If you have never seen this, or it has
been a long time, check out the DVD version..
This movie launched a
lot of careers. Well, maybe that's not right. In
the case of Peter Bogdanovich, this movie pretty
much was his career. I'm exaggerating, of course.
Mask was a pretty good movie, and there were some
others. But in general, his career consists of a
heavy ration of crap on a stick and this
generally acknowledged masterpiece based on a
Larry McMurtry story. To sum up the rest of his
career, only four words need to be said: "At
Long Last Love".
This was Cybill
Shepherd's screen debut, and she went on to a
long career in many projects, such things as ...
um .... I think she was in
"Moonlighting". I used to play a
drinking game with my neighbors involving Cybill
Shepherd. I would freeze-frame a scene from
"Moonlighting", and then the players
had come in from the other room and guess what
emotion she was trying to convey in the scene. It
can't be done. You get fooled every time. Try it
yourself. OK, well maybe the girl's acting skills
weren't too refined, but I ask you, did you ever
notice? And if you noticed, did you care? She
sure was a purty lil thing, and she was actually
pretty good in "Moonlighting".
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Kimberly Hyde (1,
Sharon Taggart (1,