This zipped .avi is
the high definition version of the Annabeth
Gish scene in s1e1 of Brotherhood. As one reader pointed
out, the editing sure smells of "body double," although we do
not know for sure either way.
Two zipped .avis of Cybill Shepherd in The Last Picture Show.
the first, she and The Dude fail to accomplish her deflowering.
the second, she undresses self-consciously for skinny dipping. The
Movie House Review is by Tuna. (I haven't watched the film in
more than thirty years, but I have no reason to dispute his rating
Some subtle but very welcome nudity from Tia Carrere and Tatiana
Ali in Back in the Day. (Zipped
"There is something wicked coming this way as the Pang Brothers and Ghost House Pictures join forces for a chilling new thriller. An ominous darkness invades a seemingly serene sunflower farm in North Dakota and the Solomon family (Stewart, McDermott, Miller) is torn apart by suspicion, mayhem and murder."
"'The Fountain' is an odyssey about one man's thousand-year struggle to save the woman he loves. His epic journey begins in 16th century Spain, where conquistador Tomas Creo (Hugh Jackman) commences his search for the Tree of Life, the legendary entity believed to grant eternal life to those who drink of its sap. As modern-day scientist Tommy Creo, he desperately struggles to find a cure for the cancer that is killing his beloved wife Isabel (Rachel Weisz). Traveling through deep space as a 26th century astronaut, Tom begins to grasp the mysteries of life that have consumed him for more than a century."
They aren't really going to get much of my money until: (1) Someone develops one reasonably-priced device that plays all DVD formats. I'm not going to get stuck with a proprietary losing format like BetaMax. (2) The device needs to be fully connective with my computer, like an external hard drive, as opposed to a stand-alone piece of hardware. (3) Somebody has to develop good easy-to-use capture software for HD-DVD.
"In 1692, in the Ipswich Colony of Massachusetts, five families with untold power formed a covenant of silence. One family, lusting for more, was banished - their bloodline disappearing without a trace. Until now. The Covenant tells the story of the Sons of Ipswich, four young students at the elite Spenser Academy who are bound by their sacred ancestry. As descendants of the original families who settled in Ipswich Colony in the 1600's, the boys have all been born with special powers. When the body of a dead student is discovered after a party, secrets begin to unravel which threaten to break the covenant of silence that has protected their families for hundreds of years."
Two noteworthy items: (1) My Super Ex-Girlfriend has one of the highest scores ever seen among movies withheld from critical pre-screening. (2) It will be interesting to see if Shyamalan's film can survive both a crowded field and scathing reviews. The box office analysts are still fairly bullish on it.
Stephen has put together his own PowerPoint presentation/top grossing documentary.
Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format.
Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.
Carnivale Season 2 (2005) - Part 3
The last four episodes (9 through 12) end this series without a bang
(nudity), and with a whimper. Many sub-plots were left unresolved when
the finale offered more questions than answers. I suppose it is possible that
this was how the second season was originally supposed to end before they
writers found out about the cancellation of the series, but I doubt it. It
does leave room for more episodes, but they would have to forge ahead without
the central conflict or the critical character of Jonesy.
Frankly, I think the show's premise was the cause of its short lifespan.
Part of the interest was in trying to figure out all of the relationships
between characters, and to understand the nature of the central conflict. As
each puzzle piece fell into place, there was less mystery, escalating the
revaluations. To carry additional seasons, it would have been necessary to
find some other central conflict, and to add characters and sub-plots.
Carnivale has, and will probably continue to have, a cult of followers who
would like to see the series revived. I would not be opposed to that if they
can duplicate the look and feel and offbeat energy. It was a very interesting
piece of TV for two full seasons. Many series run out of ideas long before
they are cancelled. Maybe it isn't all bad that this one ended while it was
Somersault (2005) is an Australian drama, seven years in the making,
centered on a runaway teen girl named Heidi (Abbie Cornish). As the film
opens, she is flirting with her mother's boyfriend. Mum returns, sees them
kissing, and doesn't react well, so Heidi skips town. She lands in a resort
town with the idea that a man she once met from there will be glad to see her.
He isn't. She lands a job in a BP convenience store, scores an affordable flat
with a motel owner whose son is in prison, and picks up a boyfriend of sorts.
Then we begin to learn that she craves intimacy and companionship. She is
clearly too young to be on her own and making her own decisions (I would guess
the character's age to be 16 or 17), and makes a mess of everything.
This was the first film to win all 13 of the Australian Film Institute's
film awards. In fact, it won virtually every film award Australia has to
offer, and they even invented a few new ones. Clearly writer/director Kate
Shortland knows how to make a film. I didn't find the story at all compelling,
but she created Heidi as a flesh and blood person, and a totally believable
character, and actress Abbie Cornish plays Heidi as a perfect Lolita. She has
an angelic face and lovely budding figure, which she shows frequently in sex
scenes and a bath scene.
The photography decision was an interesting one. Shortland and the DP chose
to shoot it hand-held to provide intimacy and to give the characters more
freedom in movement, but they used all long lenses to narrow the depth of
field, thus creating a sense of intimacy with the characters. The DP praises
the focus-puller for managing to keep the characters constantly in focus under
I look forward to seeing more of Shortland's work. After this critical
success, I am sure she will have little trouble finding projects.
This is a C+, but for a limited audience.
IMDb readers say 6.8.
The film grossed $3.5 M in Australia, but only $91K in a very limited US
Abbie Cornish. She keeps her
bush hidden, but we are treated to numerous views of her pert breasts
and tight buns.
Dann reports on Vlad:
action/adventure/comedy from France (1984, with English sound track) has
become somewhat of a cult classic. Also known as The Perils of
Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak, there's no real sex in the
movie, but the unrated version is loaded with nudity. Oh, and there's a
story too, although it's pretty weak.
Gwendoline is searching the Orient for her
father, an explorer last seen combing the Land of the Yik Yak for a rare
butterfly. She enlists the reluctant aid of an adventurer to help find
him, and together with her faithful female companion, they face dangers
from an evil tribe of Amazons who capture them.
Yeah, it's pretty corny, but very well
done and a lot of fun. Beautiful Tawny Kitaen is a perfect
Gwendoline, Brent Huff was a great adventurer, and Zabou,
not ugly either, made a good faithful companion. Furthermore, the naked
women in this film were too numerous to count. A lightweight but very cool
April Tung in Koma
Callie Thorne in Rescue Me, s3e7
Malin Ackerman in Entourage, s3e6
Robyn Palmer in Jekyll and Hyde
Katrina Matthews in Jekyll and Hyde
Giovanna Mezzogiorno in La Finestra Di Fronte
Lucia Jimenez in Occhi Di Cristallo
Heather Doba in Mr Jingles
Jessica Hall in Mr Jingles
Morjana El Alaoui in Marock
This movie has to tbe the distilled essence of all that was the grindhouse nudie
scene in New York of the mid-to-late 60's. In it is everything. And by
everything I mean we have us an innocent lost in the Big City, predatory
managers of a sex business, parties that closely resemble a five-ring circus of
freaks on acid, a tablespoon of revenge and a heaping helping of topless gals.
That the topless gals include both Darlenes (Bennett and Gigi), Barbara Woods
AND June Roberts tell you just about everything you need to know. And there is
some rough stuff, but it so over-wrought you just gotta laugh your way through
Story goes that a clueless woman, played by Barbara Wood, wants to model so
badly she convinces herself that posing topless in front of a brick wall is high
art. This woman is not so much clueless as she is a brick wall herself, against
which all clues about all matters bounce right off. She has gone so far as to
hook up with the only guy in all of Manhattan who has no interest in boning
her. Barbara is convincing,
too...which means either she dug real deep to come up with a character so dense
most black holes are envious or she had no need to dig at all.
The people upstairs from her run a modeling agency. Uh huh, and I am
Secretary of the Treasury. She signs up to work for them but discovers a bit
late in the game that they are in the business of providing the wealthy and the
powerful with willing young women. Think of Heidi Fleiss transported 2500 miles
over and 20 years back. But that simple plot device allows the writer/director
William Rose to film several women in a topless state of existence. 'Tis a work
Along the way you see topless auditions, topless posing and topless/bottomless
body painting...never any bush, however. All things lead to a party in which
three women play a game of strip pool with a guy who
never misses a shot, two gals do some topless calisthenics, and two of the
topless pool players slap each other's behinds with paddles all the while
couples tongue wrestle and grope each other in full sight of everyone else. At
that point, oddly enough, things turn rough. A rich bitch who has hired gals
from the agency to whip is herself given 40 whacks, followed closely by the
application of a hot branding iron to Barbara's butt. Ah, the fun these people
have. Barb goes to the cops, they tell her to get
lost and she runs home to her Viagra-deficient boyfriend. The end.
Now 'bout the nudity. We get to see Barbara Woods topless in her bathroom and
then posing for some high-class pics, sure to be published in Elle. Nice
looking woman. The woman living above her, who manages the rental agency, gets
topless in what is supposed to be a lesbian scene, except that the other
gal just sorta disappears. She is lovely and has a very nice frame but I
haven't a clue what is the
actress's name, so I called her Unknown Actress 1.
Darlene Bennett plays one of the agency's models. She is tied up and hosed down,
all the while topless, and she is the first of three gals to lose her shirt in a
game of pool. In that losing game she is followed closely by June Roberts and
Unknown Actress 2. All three women look great. particularly when they are all
in the same shot. Then Darlene and June try to slap each other's behinds whilst
blind-folded. Try to wrap
your mind around that one. I realized while putting together some of these
frames that Darlene appears
from the neck down much as Marilyn Monroe did. Both women were what the Yiddish
refer to as zaftig, which in modern parlance can be defined as an antonym to
Gigi Darlene shows up at the same party, doing some on-the-floor exercises with
another topless woman.
For those of you who live in the Dallas area, that kind of thing happens at all
New York parties. Along the way we are treated to the sight of three models who
I cannot match with the list of names given in the credits. That is no big loss
for two of them, but Model #3 deserves better. When in clothes, she is nothing
special, but something very positive happens when the top and bottom are
removed. She is short and a bit plump but the gal's body has some serious tone.
That's a good thing, too, because she spends the most on-screen time in some
state of undress. First, she auditions for a job and then she is sent to be the
canvas upon which two painters draw all manner of visual gibberish. Attractive
lass, this model #3... whoever she was.
So what's it all mean? At one time Rent-A-Girl was considered depraved enough
to convince a judge it should be banned from public viewing. Awwww, isn't that
cute? Forty years later and Boys Don't Cry is
both much more troubling and widely complimented as a work of cinematic art. No
one will ever call Rent-A-Girl art, but nothing about it will disturb you in the
least. Time has turned it into a mild amusement and...this part is
important...another source of Darlene Bennett nekkidness. Say hallelujah.
Film clips (a total of eleven avis zipped into six files, one per subject):
You have to admit that
Hilary Swank always stays in shape. She has to be
the buffest Oscar winner.
Speaking of buff, Tara Reid has really been
hitting the gym herself. Unfortunately, it seems to be a gym owned by former
wrestler Dusty Rhodes.
Caroline Winberg was 17, she claimed that she was
being harassed by 59-year-old Mick Jagger.
Pat's comments in yellow
Today, the US Post Office begins selling a series of stamps honoring comic book
superheroes. The characters are Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Supergirl,
Plastic Man, Green Lantern, the Flash, Aquaman, Hawkman and Green Arrow, whose
super power is that he's really good with a bow and
arrow. More superhero stamps are expected to be released soon.
* If you're really excited about this, then licking a
Wonder Woman stamp is probably as close as you'll ever come to putting your
tongue on a woman.
The Republican race for governor of Nevada has an unusual entrant: porn star
Mimi Demayo. Demayo complained that the media are shutting her out of polls and
interviews, but said this isn't a publicity stunt. She says she's deadly
serious, that her #1 priority is improving education, and that she believes her
hard core porn background will help her by drawing attention to the race.
* Her motto is, "If you're going to be screwed by a
politician, why not enjoy it?"
Heath Ledger, whose breakthrough role was as a gay cowboy in "Brokeback
Mountain," has reportedly agreed to play the Joker in the next "Batman" movie
* In this version, the Joker doesn't overdo the makeup;
just a light foundation and a little bronzer.
On this day in 1925, in Dayton, Tennessee, the "Monkey Trial" ended with John T.
Scopes convicted of violating state law for teaching Darwin's Theory of
Evolution. The conviction was later overturned.
* But if Bush can get just one more Supreme Court
justice, it will be reinstated.