One of the sexiest
scenes ever to appear in a mainstream film, done entirely
with context. There's no sex, not much nudity, and the little
nudity is inexplicit. It's just Richard Dreyfuss spying on
Madeleine Stowe in the entertaining
film, Stakeout - just the magic of cinema when it's done right.
Movie House Comments.
Fiorentino's failure to become an A-lister has always
surprised me. She seems to have the right stuff, but ... rumor is
that anyone who works with her doesn't look forward to repeating
the experience, but I don't know if this is true or not. At any
rate, I like her performances, her voice, and her looks. This is a
very sensuous scene from The Moderns (Movie
House review) - a bath scene with dialogue, and with
background music from Madame Butterfly.
This is pretty cool. An excerpt
from a British documentary about the nudie career of
Heather Mills McCartney. With plenty
of nudity! Zipped
I'm not sure what POW is. I think
probably the successor to GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling). I
is also known as WEW (Women's Extreme Wrestling? Women's Erotic
Wrestling?). Anyway, they have nudie cutaways in between the
matches, and this one (zipped
.avi) features B-movie cutie Glori-Anne
Gilbert prancing around in her birthday suit.
A minor release.
The Minotaur (2005)
(Note: there was one other minor
release with some nudity this week. See "Catch o' the Day" below.)
I watched The Minotaur, which came
out last Tuesday, but was not inspired to write any lengthy
comments. It's a TV film made for the Sci-Fi network. It is a dark
and gloomy-looking reworking of the legend of Theseus and the
Minotaur, and it stayed reasonably faithful to the shell of the
familiar mythological story, but added its own embellishments.
(The people from Crete seemed to spend all their time inhaling
some mind-altering gas from their bull masks.) Given a minimal
budget, the look of the
film isn't bad at all, but the script
included neither interesting dialogue nor a compelling storyline,
so it was not my personal cup of tea. It seemed to be targeting
the kiddie crowd because Tony Todd, ol' Candyman himself, playing
the King of Crete, turned a performance so hammy and so lacking in
nuance that it would have embarrassed Michael Rooker.
The film really needed a few
lightbulbs, some humor, multi-dimensional characters, and some
human interest. I did make it through the film with the occasional aid of
the blessed fast-forward button, so I suppose a C- is the right
grade on our scale, especially given the fairly good reception
from the genre reviewers. Many of them praised the F/X. I can see
their point. The Minotaur did look like a really big and scary bull, and
it moved realistically, but I really didn't need to endure 89
minutes worth of routine exposition just to see that.
I'm glad this site is entirely
written as opposed to spoken, so I don't have to pronounce
Daily Box Office for
Friday, June 23, 2006
- The Sandler movie
was on target. The other new film, Waist
Deep, id surprisingly well. It took in
almost on Friday as it was expected to do
all weekend, and it nearly equaled Sandler
in "revenues per screen."
I learned something
If I eat 14,333 Hershey's
Kisses, it will kill me.
- They say that the
body has a natural defense mechanism, and it
must be true, because I always stop around
13,500. (Although, of course, it's good to
know that I could have had 800 more.)
An interesting optical
Weird concept of the
What if U2 did the music
for Snakes on a Plane?
Occam's Razor in
"Falling Japan birth rate
due to lack of sex"
"Bush Wants Santa's Data
on Millions of American Families"
Clerks 2 - "Train Wreck"
The Australian trailer
for Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky
Madonna nude at 19
Amanda Beard's layout at
Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format.
Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.
The Camomile Lawn (1992)
The Camomile Lawn is a BBC TV mini series about an upper class British
family's experiences starting in the period just before WW II and continuing
until the present day. It is told as flashbacks by survivors on their way to a
funeral in the present. Essentially, three generations of an extended family
are involved. More or less on her own
is Sophie, a love child, and youngest of the bunch by a goodly margin. In the
middle group, we have various cousins of both sexes. The older generation consists of Uncle
Richard and Aunt Helena, who are the owners of the Cornwall estate the family summers
at, and their friends, a concert violinist and his wife who are expatriate Austrian Jews.
Beginning in the last summer before the start of the war, the talk is of
the annual "terror run" (a moonlit romp along the cliffs), who should bed
whom, and when or if the war will start. The war changes everything. Aunt
Helena goes on tour with the violinist, so Uncle Richard beds the violinist's
wife. In the younger generation, one of the female cousins marries for money,
but does not let that get in the way of enjoying many men, another girl moves
to London for an important war department job, and all the men join the
military. It paints a portrait much different than I imagined for the besieged
Brits, who, it seems, were not always hunkered down in air raid shelters. In fact, they were having it off as often
as possible with anyone in near proximity, in twos and threes.
This is a C+, as a very watchable historical mini-series which is
reportedly true to the original source material penned by Mary Wesley, who
wrote several novels about the British upper class. It did keep me interested,
although I found the last two episodes a little slow.
IMDb scores this 8.6. All of the comments are glowing. There are
surprisingly few reviews listed at IMDb.
Scoop's main comments at the
Movie House Page
Additional thoughts by Scoop about Jennifer Ehle:
I've rambled on from time to time about the element of
luck in showbiz success. The classic example is the comparison between Kate
Beckinsale and Claire Forlani, two beautiful English women who easily switch to
American accents. They are approximately equal in facial beauty,
although Beckinsale has a more familiar, cheerleader kind of look and Forlani is
more exotic. They both have slim, healthy bodies, but Forlani has more feminine
curves. Neither one is a great actress, but each has a niche, I suppose.
Beckinsale has carved out her career as the female Keanu Reeves - no emotional
depth but looks great in leather and does fine in action roles. Forlani's roles
have been more dialogue-oriented. You'd have to call them about even. Scoopy
Junior and I prefer Forlani, but plenty prefer Beckinsale. But the point is that
Beckinsale is now an A-list star and nobody in the general public really knows
who the hell Forlani is. "Oh, you know, the girlfriend from Mallrats."
Beckinsale won the dice roll.
The same is true of Jennifer Ehle and Kate Winslet. Ehle
is far more attractive, has a much better body, and is every bit the actress,
but do you really know who the hell she is? Probably not. Yet Winslet is a major
international star. I'm not saying Winslet doesn't deserve her fame, but why her and not Ehle,
who is equally talented and more attractive? Just the luck of the draw. That's all. Put Ehle on that big old sinking ship, and
she'd be the star now, while Winslet would be getting good reviews in small-time
productions, and I'd be writing these comments the other way around.
How Do I Love Thee
The only nudity in How Do I Love Thee (1970) is a brief nipple popping out
from a very sexy Rosemary Forsyth
Interesting caps of Soroya Farah, who is
a belly dancer,
and Maureen O'Hara.
Down Came a Blackbird
The nudity in Down Came a Blackbird (1995) comes about as
is reminiscing about what happened when she was a prisoner.
The quality is poor due to the special effects applied. She is topless and we
get a side view.
Amanda Smith is topless, but not the prettiest
Julia Jentsch is topless in the German film The
Edukators (2004) but the view is brief. There is a better view of her pokies.
Masters of Horror - Sick Girl
We see some nice topless shots of soft-core actress Misty Mundae (using the
name Erin Brown) as she does a bit of a lesbian scene with Angela Bettis in an
episode of the Masters of Horror series called Sick Girl (2005). We see more
of her in a dream sequence but the special effects muck up the view.
the Misty Mundae
film clip (zipped avi in DIVX format)
Masters of Horror - Deer Woman
Cinthia Moura is a Brazilian model and she is the deer woman in another
episode of the Masters of Horror series, this time called Deer Woman (2005).
She says nothing in the episode but she smiles very nicely and she has lovely
Here's the Cinthia Moura
film clip (zipped avi in
Lisa Marie Caruk
keeps her clothes on but we see
her in her bra.
Masters of Horror - Dreams in the Witch-house
Brief frontal nudity by Chelah Horsdal in the
Masters of Horror episode called Dreams in the Witch-house.
Masters of Horror - Homecoming
No visible nudity in the Masters of Horror episode called Homecoming but
shows a lot of leg.