The Money Train is a pretty good "turn off the brain and ride the roller
coaster" kind of movie, with a pretty good buddy act in the first half by Snipes
and Harrelson. In fact, Tuna thought the entire movie was entertaining, although
I lost interest in the second half when it completely lost touch with reality. (Movie
House Review) Anyway, the point here is that some of the J-Lo nudity was
lost in the widescreen DVD, so here's a full screen film clip. The quality is
weak because it comes from a tape, but J-Lo is a mega-star, and those are her
Beyond the Law (1992):
Thriller about a cop (Charlie Sheen) who goes deep undercover
as a biker to expose a gang which is dealing arms and drugs.
Beyond the Law is "based on a true
story," which is to say that the names and places have been changed,
but the essential core of the story really happened. Given that fact,
I tried to find out more about Dan Black, the real-life cop who was
the model for "Dan Saxon," the main character in the film. I couldn't
find a damned thing. The only relevant result from Google is a listing
for Dan Black as a technical advisor on this movie. According to the
DVD special features, writer/director Larry Ferguson found out about
Black's story from an article in Playboy. The same "production notes"
mention that the story actually took place in Northern California
Irrespective of its other merits as a
film, Beyond the Law has been widely praised for realism by both law
enforcement officers and those familiar with biker gangs. Both groups
agree that Charlie Sheen and writer/director Larry Ferguson went to
great trouble to portray the details accurately. The law enforcement
types feel that the film did a good job of showing the physical and
psychological perils of undercover police work, and Dan Black himself
praised both the director and Charlie Sheen for an accurate recreation
of the traumatic experiences he faced. The bikers were equally impressed
by the film's presentation of motorcycle gang life. An Arizona biker
gang called the Dirty Dozen acted as technical advisors on the film, and
were well satisfied with the results, including Sheen's appearance and
If it were my call, I'd prefer the
108-minute film to be shorter and the script to be more economical. I do appreciate
the film's in-depth development of character and atmosphere, and I was
at least neutral about its symbolism, mysticism, and dime-store
psychology, but I could have done without the long, wordless shots of
guys, riding ... riding ... riding. (Or assembling engines!)
Having made that point, I should add
that the film has some great moments. My favorite scene occurred when
Sheen tried to warn his biker pal about an upcoming police raid. He had
told his girlfriend the previous night that he had to try to warn the
man because "He saved my life." She responded, quite properly, "He saved
SID's (his biker alter ego's) life. Do you even know the difference any more?"
Unconvinced, Sheen did try to warn the biker, only to have the guy put
off their heart-to-heart so he could rob a convenience store and kill
the young female clerk mercilessly. Sheen, of course, was shocked by the
murderous action, but also shocked at himself for ever having thought
that the cold-blooded psychotic was his friend. After the murder, of
course, he scrapped his plans for a warning. That sequence of events
seems to me to capture perfectly the inner conflicts facing those who do
"Ann Coulter: The
Conan O'Brien tries to to
keep a clean show in Chicago and here comes
the masturbating bear.
New Starbucks Opens In
Rest Room Of Existing Starbucks
Earth Science Picture of
the Day: Black Sun over Denmark
- Early Americans
reported me that sights like this used to be
common in the USA. Passenger pigeons were so
prolific, and their flocks so large, that
they would blot out the sun when they passed
overhead, sometimes for days at a time. One
flock was reported to be a mile wide and 300
miles long, containing approximately two
billion birds. The passenger pigeon was
possibly the most prolific non-insect
species in the history of our planet, and it
became extinct within about a hundred year
span from colonial times until the late 19th
century. (There was one alive in captivity
The trailer for 10th and
Wolf, an undercover mafia-busting yarn.
The international trailer
for My Super Ex-Girlfriend
A new trailer for Snakes
on a Plane
- I'm thinkin' this
won't get approved as an in-flight movie
"KIM JONG-IL OFFERS TO
ABANDON NUKES IN EXCHANGE FOR ROLE AS VILLAIN
IN NEW BOND FILM"
- “I have been
preparing for this role every day of my
life,” Mr. Kim said.
Vaughn and Aniston are
"Next Door Nikki" whips 'em
out for Jerry Springer
"Kenny Boy" fakes his own
death to avoid prison
Uma Thurman caught in a
sexy bathing suit,
and she's a big girl - in more ways than one.
Lindsay Lohan caught in
quite a skimpy bikini
Lewis Black versus Rick
Keira Knightley plays
down anorexia rumors.
She says she eats like a pig, but 63 pounds is
her natural weight.
This is not a satire
site, but a serious analysis:
CIA believed Osama bin
Laden campaigned for Bush in 2004
Albi the Racist Dragon,
as performed by Flight of the Conchords
The trailer for the
greatest of all Polish films, a classic often
called "My Kielbasa With Andrej" by critics
with nothing better to write about:
Gungel Fedz a Grognik
Werna, "Hi, I'm Grognik Werna".
Presented, for your convenience, with no
Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format.
Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.
Torremolinos 73 (2003)
Torremolinos 73 is an offbeat Spanish comedy.
Alfredo (Javier Cámara, Talk to Her) is an door-to-door encyclopedia
salesman, but isn't selling much of anything. Since he is paid on commission,
he is behind on his bills and can't afford the child that his wife Carmen
(Candela Peña, All About My Mother) wants so desperately. When he is summoned
to the boss's office, he fears the worst, but instead is invited with his wife
to the company's first off-site conference. The theme of the conference is
something of a shock. The boss is collaborating with a Danish company who is
publishing a video encyclopedia of the mating habits of the world. The initial
volumes have been huge sellers. Alfredo's boss gives his few remaining
salesmen a choice: they can become unemployed, or they can film themselves
having sex with their wives for the Spanish volume of the encyclopedia. Since
there is a large cash payment for each completed film, plus commissions on
sales, they go for it.
Carmen is very shy at first, but gradually warms to performing for the
camera, and Alfredo becomes hooked on directing. When Carmen is accosted by a
Danish tourist with a camera in a department store, they learn that she has
become a famous porn star in Denmark. Alfredo rethinks what he is doing for a
career. He writes a script, essentially a remake of Bergman's The Seventh Seal
located in the resort town of Torremolinos. Fortunately, Alfredo's boss also
has the movie bug, and decides to produce the film with Alfredo directing and
Carmen as the lead. Things go reasonably well until the boss rewrites the
ending to have Carmen do a sex scene with her young attractive costar.
It's a wonderful premise, and is nothing short of brilliant for the first
two acts. Act three, the actual movie within a movie, isn't nearly as
entertaining as the first two thirds of the film, but overall it was a great
idea written with real wit and and executed beautifully by an all-star cast.
The two leads were perfect. The film won several festival awards and was
nominated for four Goyas. .
This is a solid C.
IMDb readers say 6.8.
Candela Peña shows
everything, and is naked for much of acts two and three.
Mari-Anne Jespersen, as half
of a husband-wife team of experts brought in to train the new
filmmakers, shows breasts and bush.
Zipped .avi clips of Caroline Key Johnson in Diary of Lust
... the first three and the last three
are of Caroline and Susan Featherly doing
some guy who'd been in prison but got out for a double conjugal visit.
middle two are of her stripping and dancing 'round at a first-class cocktail
party. Good stuff.