Some more great film clips:
This zipped .avi
is all of the sexy stuff of Jennifer
Aniston in The Break-Up, including the brief look at her
bum. She looks very good in this movie.
The Machinist is the psychological drama for which Christian Bale
lost 63 pounds. (Movie
House Review) This
zipped .avi is an HC film clip of absolutely magnificent
quality, superior to DVD. It offers a nice look at
Jennifer Jason Leigh and a creepy
look at the skeletal Bale.
zipped .avi is Scarlett Johannson
in A Good Woman. It may or may not include a flash of nipple but,
damn, that woman has some serious Mimi Rogers levels of cleavage.
The two film clips (zipped .wmv) of
Joyce Van Patten in
the aborted rape
scene (represented by the first collage below - when else but
the early 70s could you get a gyno cam shot from a dowdy TV
the lovemaking scene
(the other three collages). My thoughts are below. Tuna had a
completely different take on it. He liked it. It's a film
basically split into two stories. I hated one of the two, and I
didn't like the other one enough to make up for it.
Tuna's thoughts are here.
Bone isn't Citizen Kane, but it's not
a totally awful film either. The problem is that it had absolutely no
audience. The film's distributor, Jack Harris, tried to market it in
the white suburban theaters - no luck. Then he convinced director
Larry Cohen to try marketing it in the "black film" circuit - no luck.
Cohen was convinced it could be promoted as a comedy, so he invested a
great deal of his own money (he had just sold a script to a major
studio) to do a trial market run in New York City, giving first
billing to Jeannie Berlin, who played a minor role but had won a N.Y.
Film Critics Award (and an Oscar nomination) for her supporting
performance in The Heartbreak Kid. That failed. Art film? Failed
again. Mr. Harris finally changed the name of the film to Housewife,
and re-cut the trailer to make it sensational. ("This housewife will
do anything for kicks."). This change allowed him to sell the picture
through the drive-in circuit as a second feature in a sexploitation
Could this film come from any other era but
its own (70s counter-culture)? It's filled with confusing and
unnecessary symbolism, sudden acid flashes to the lives of people
unimportant to the film, scenes that might be real or imagined,
heavy-handed satire of the suburban bourgeoisie, a murder in the sand
dunes, classic anti-capitalist posturing, and a woman who prefers her
black rapist to the conniving user car salesman she married. The
representative of the white American business world is corrupt,
materialistic, cowardly, and lacking in human decency. If I didn't
already know who directed this, I would have guessed Marco Ferreri.
All it needs is Depardieu and a giant plaster ape.
After the first few minutes of the film, the
white suburban couple gets split up and the script covers their
stories separately, intercutting them until the last few minutes of
the movie, when they find one another. The portion of the film with
the wife (Joyce Van Patten) and her would-be rapist (Yaphet Kotto) is
quite watchable. Their scenes gradually migrate from sexual menace to
rapprochement to conspiracy, from melodrama to humor, with both
characters developing as they interact. Those scenes can be
suspenseful, funny, tender and sexy. The other half of the film, which
follows the peregrinations of the sleazy husband, doesn't spark any
interest at all. Those scenes seem to ramble pointlessly, and are
filled with uninteresting encounters with uninvolving characters,
during which the satire always falls flat. Unfortunately, the
husband's adventures take far too long to unfold, thus dragging the
film to the level of a pretentious arthouse endeavor.
The DVD, however, has lots of good features.
There's a full-length commentary, and thirty minutes of footage from
the first version of the film, which was shot with a different lead
Everyone on earth is descended from the same guy.
- "Everybody on Earth descends from
somebody who was around as recently as the
reign of Tutankhamen, maybe even during the
Golden Age of ancient Greece. There's even a
chance that our last shared ancestor lived
at the time of Christ."
If you liked Zita Gorog in Underworld 2, 8MM
2, and Den of Lions, you are gonna LOVE these
pics of her.
The Top 15 Greatest College Athletes of all
A very interesting interview with Johnny Depp
America in mourning.
Paris Hilton Moving To London?
Movie critic Ebert has emergency surgery
Actor Ian McKellen has topped the 'Pink List'
of Britain's most influential homosexuals
Weekend Box Office Results for June 30-July 2,
- If you add up the totals, you'll see
that the box office performed exactly as
expected - about 5% over last year - totally
consistent with the previous five weeks.
That was in the aggregate. The money did get
swapped around a bit from film to film. The
Devil Wears Prada was the big winner, with
$10 million more than expected. Superman was
the big loser, losing pretty much everything
Top Wall Street minds declare carney games a
Some moments beg to be photographed:
Tornado, Rainbow, and Sunshine Over a Kansas
Kimmel's Unnecessary Censorship: June 30th
Stacey Dash Online reports that she will
appear naked in the August Playboy
Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format.
Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.
Dingle, Barry (2005)
Dingle, Barry is a zany comedy about date rape. Ponder that for a moment,
and it will be obvious that this is not in especially good taste. I can't even
imagine how a film could be less PC.
Barry Dingle is living at home, and spends every night in bars where he
picks up women and seduces them. He uses drugs when necessary, and keeps a
little black book of his conquests. Meanwhile, his mother has plans for him.
She wants her son to woo the ugly daughter of a future US senator. Mom's
archenemy on the Guggenheim museum board also wants her own son to woo the
Barry ducks the ugly daughter and brings home a girl from a bar who ends up
charging him with date rape. He is convicted and given three years. The only
prison scene we see is him being raped by a big black cook while he is wearing
a Chef Boyardee outfit. Meanwhile his rival has married the senator's
daughter, but dies of colon cancer, so she is free again, and her father is
now running for president. Mom agrees to help Barry get even with the girl who
sent him to jail as long as Barry promises to woo the candidate's daughter.
Life gets worse for Barry and his mother when the rival mother teams up with
the date-raped young lady, steals Barry's little black book, and recruits
another willing victim to go after him.
Veronica Cartwright was strong as Barry's mother, but writer/director/star
Barry Shurchin, who played Barry Dingle, seems to be just as big a creep as
the character he wrote. Not only that, but he seems proud of it. Personally, I
saw little reason to laugh.
Based on the user comments at IMDb,
and this surprisingly
positive review, I will reluctantly give this one a C-.
IMDb readers say 3.7.
Linda Sebastion shows
Melissa Siblia shows breasts.
This woman shows breasts. (It is either Elizabeth Boehmer
or Tara Grodt)
Dann reports on Candy Stripers:
Although it sounds like a
70's sexploitation flick, 2006's Candy Stripers is actually an alien body
snatcher horror story.
During a car wreck, a victim is infected with an alien worm-like
thingee. Ugly critter, too....looks like a slimy cucumber on steroids.
When the victim reaches the ER, she infects a Candy Striper before dying.
The girl then infects others by kissing them. Several high school
basketballers being treated for injuries discover the problem, and the
game is on.
While it isn't exceptional, this is a decently done horror flick with
some flesh, a lot of sexy women, an acceptable if totally unreal plot, and
a restrained amount of gore. Worth a watch for B-horror fans.