Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)

This was probably my favorite pure entertainment film of 2005, and I've written about it many times. (Comments here.)

(Zipped) film clips by LC:

Collages by me (from the DVD, not from the film clips. The DVD streets on Tuesday):


Michelle Monaghan

Tanya Reichert

Shannyn Sossamon




The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

This was probably the funniest pre-1994 zombie movie. Since that date we have seen Cemetery Man and Shaun of the Dead, but I suppose The Return of the Living Dead still belongs in the #2 or #3 slot. (Comments here.) It also contains Linnea Quigley's famous tombstone boogie which is not only Linnea's career nudity highlight, but one of the all-time great nude scenes for anyone.



Braveheart (1995)

I'll bet you all know what this is. In case you've been imprisoned in a Cuban cell for the past 12 years, it's Mel Gibson's multi-Oscar effort about William Wallace, a 13th century commoner who united his fellow Scots against the oppressive English rule. It is in the Top 100 of all time at IMDb, was nominated for ten Oscars and won five,  including Best Picture and Best Director.

Catherine McCormack and Mel Gibson did a very sexy topless embrace in this film. Although it was beautifully photographed (Best Cinematography was one of the Oscars won by Braveheart), the love scene was deliberately kept dark to create a certain atmosphere. The element that really makes the scene striking is the sight of their hot breath in the cold night. That was great for lovers of art, but not so great for those of us who wanted a better look at Catherine's healthy curves.

This clip probably offers the clearest view I've seen.

Here are some sample captures of Catherine McCormack



Other Crap:

Daily Box Office - Friday, June 9, 2006 (No major surprises. The analysts had it pegged perfectly.)

Nostalgia: Drive-In Intermission 10 Minute Countdown

ESPN, the Parody

"This is the unedited version of the 'Rollin' with Bob Saget' music video from Jamie Kennedy"

Great moments on CNN - "I don't mean the athletic stats; I mean the rape stats."

Ontario, California looks to curb the First Amendment after a curse is placed on a city official.

  • Oooh - a curse. I'm so scared! Quick, see if Maria Ouspenskaya is still alive, and tell her to bring plenty of garlic.

George Lucas told Access Hollywood that he is pushing to get Sean Connery to appear in Indiana Jones 4, which Lucas executive produces.

If you have never seen this, it is something to behold. Honda turns an Accord into a Rube Goldberg devices for an ad.

  • "And you thought those people that set up a room full of dominos to knock over were amazing ... There are no computer graphics or digital tricks in this film. Everything you see really happened in real time exactly as you see it. The film took 606 takes. On the first 605 takes, something, usually very minor, didn't work. They would then have to set the whole thing up again. The crew spent weeks shooting night and day. By the time it was over, they were ready to change professions. The film cost six million dollars and took three months to complete, including full engineering of the sequence. In addition, it is two minutes long so every time Honda airs the film on British television, they're shelling out enough dough to keep any one of us in clover for a lifetime. However, it is fast becoming the most downloaded advertisement in Internet history. Honda executives figure the ad will soon pay for itself simply in "free viewings." (Honda isn't paying a dime to have you watch this commercial!) When the ad was pitched to senior executives, they signed off on it immediately without any hesitation - including the costs. There are six, and only six, hand-made Honda Accords in the world. To the horror of Honda engineers, the filmmakers disassembled two of them to make the film. Everything you see in the film (aside from the walls, floor, ramp and complete Honda Accord) is parts from those two cars." The voiceover is Garrison Keillor. When the ad was shown to Honda executives, they liked it and commented on how amazing computer graphics have gotten. They fell off their chairs when they found out it was for real.

URL kinda says it all:

Remembering the Zark-man

The great music videos of the 80s

The RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' recent hit ''Dani California'' is uncomfortably similar to TOM PETTY's 1993 song ''Mary Jane's Last Dance,'' according to two talk-show hosts

The trailer for Jindabyne

  • "Stewart Kane, an Irishman living in the Australian town of Jindabyne, is on a fishing trip in isolated hill country with three other men when they discover the body of a murdered girl in the river. Rather than return to the town immediately, they continue fishing and report their gruesome find days later. Stewart's wife Claire is the last to find out. Deeply disturbed by her husband's actions, her faith in her relationship with Stewart is shaken to the core. She wants to understand and tries to make things right. In her determination to help the victim's family Claire sets herself not only against her own family and friends but also those of the dead girl. Her marriage is taken to the brink and her peaceful life with Stewart and their young son hangs in the balance. The story of a murder and a marriage. A powerful and original film about the things that haunt us."

EW ranks 'Passion of the Christ' most controversial film of all time

  • "All time"? Some of their choices do belong on the list, but Entertainment Weekly doesn't seem to realize that there were movies made before 1971.
  • Here are some films significantly more controversial than United 93. Some of these films are/were more controversial than ANY they mention, even #1 Passion of the Christ!
    • The Birth of a Nation
    • Triumph of the Will
    • Guccione's Caligula
    • Salo
    • Pretty Baby
    • Women in Love
    • The Sign of the Cross



Movie Reviews:

Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format. Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.


"The Quiet Earth"

The Quiet Earth (1985) is a New Zeland Sci Fi drama with a now familiar theme. The population of the Earth has been destroyed by a scientific cock-up, and it looks like Zack (Bruno Hobson), one of the scientists working on the project, is the last man on earth. He goes through the expected adjustment period where he tries to find others, then starts helping himself to everything he has ever wanted. He doesn't even have to step over dead bodies, as the people completely vanished. Solitude gets to him, and he nearly swallows a 12 gage shell as it is being fired, but decides to live. Not long after, he meets the beautiful Joanne (Alison Routledge). Life is instantly better, although it takes her a while to warm up to him sexually. About the time they are finally intimate, they start searching for other survivors, and find one in the person of Api (Pete Smith), an aborigine. He and Joanne hit is off well, but there is soon trouble in paradise when Zack figures out that the system that caused the original effect is going to do it again unless they can turn off the grid.

Alison Routledge shows buns in one after sex scene, and breasts in another.

IMDb readers say 7.1. It won nearly every New Zealand film award for that year. The truth is that it is a fine effort, although the same film has been mad emany times and didn't cover any territory that others didn't. The first act has a single character and no dialogue, making it very slow gong. Routledge lights up the screen, and it was far more interesting once she turned up. This is a C+ as a post apocalyptic survival film.

Alison Routledge


More time Machine travel today back to 1985 to check in with the sci-fi flick, "Lifeforce".

The movie features Mathilda May as an alien who spends the entire movie stark naked. To the producers, director and casting people of this movie I would like to say "Thank You!".

Mathilda May



Caps wtihout much connection except the Grand Master Tuna did all the hard work and the gals are all babes.


Amy Lynn Rosenthal in
"South Beach Academy"
Anapola Mushkadiz in
"Battle in Heaven"
Ann Michelle in
"House of Whipcord"
Charlie Spradling in
"To Sleep with a Vampire"
Daryl Hannah in

Edwige Fenech in
"The School Teacher"
Heidi Hawking in
"Grandma's Boy"
Heidi Paine in
"Midnight Warrior"
Karine Gambier in
"Der Ruf der blonden Göttin"
Kelly Summers in
"Satan's School for Lust"

Kathryn Harrold in
"Modern Romance"
Kei Marimura in
"XX: Beautiful Prey"

Kristina Rodriguez in
"South Beach Academy"
Neide Ribeiro in
"Bare Behind Bars"
Shannan Leigh in
"Andromina: The Pleasure Planet"
Sherilyn Fenn in
"Boxing Helena"
Sherilyn Fenn in
"Two Moon Junction"

Shonna Baxter in
"Bounty Hunters"
Suzanne Bridgham in
"The Doorway"
Tiffany Cara in
"South Beach Academy"


From UC99 here is a bit of a nip slip from Ela Weber while appearing on Italian TV. UC99 added in his email that Ela is best known as an entertainer and model from Germany, who has made her career in Italy.

From the Skin-man, here is Anna Levine Thomson showing off her robo-breasts in scenes from the 1995 Drama, "Drunks".