Here's a zipped
.wmv of Bai Ling's incredibly sexy dance for William H Macy in
Edmond, which is now playing in theaters.
Edmond is a David Mamet play adapted into a screenplay by Mamet
listing. It was made with a ten million dollar budget,
features an excellent cast, and it is currently playing in a
theater near you - provided you live next to one of the
whopping two theaters in the USA where it is showing!
See still of this and other women in this movie down in Catch o'
Here's a zipped
.wmv of the new "Heads Will Roll" video from singer
Raven. Marion herself gets topless, although covered by her hair.
The background performers show a bit more than that.
This zipped .avi
one of the stranger items we've ever seen, and quite a rarity.
Just before she reached international fame in Get Out Your
Handkerchiefs, Carol Laure appeared
in a prototypical piece of 70s crime-schlock called Blazing
listing. I've never seen it, but one IMDb commenter
claims it is a masterpiece. You may find that unlikely once you
see the clip. Although it is a dramatic scene, it's difficult to
keep a straight face when watching it. The background music is
awe-inspiring! I kept looking around expecting to see Jim Lange or
Bob Eubanks ask me a question dripping with sexy double-entendres.
The film is long out of print and long forgotten, but here's the
original poster art:
"Running With Scissors is the hilarious and poignant feature film based on the personal memoirs of Augusten Burroughs. Growing up in the 1970's, young Augusten (Joseph Cross) was living a middle-class existence with an alcoholic father (Alec Baldwin) and a bipolar mother (Annette Bening), an unpublished poet with delusions of becoming famous. When his parents divorce, Augusten's mother sends him to live with her wildly unorthodox psychiatrist, Dr. Finch (Brian Cox) and his eccentric extended family. "Running With Scissors" chronicles Augusten's survival under the most extraordinary of circumstances. Written for the screen and directed by Ryan Murphy, the film stars Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Evan Rachel Wood, Alec Baldwin, Jill Clayburgh, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Joseph Cross."
The trailer for A Good Year, a new dramedy which was created by a superstar team. Ridley Scott directed. Russell Crowe and Albert Finney star.
Stranger Than Fiction is a comedy about a novelist (Emma Thompson) struggling to complete her latest, and potentially finest, book — she only has to find a way to kill off her main character, Harold Crick, and she'll be done. Little does she know that Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) is inexplicably alive and well in the real world and suddenly aware of her words. Fiction and reality collide when the bewildered and hilariously resistant Harold hears what she has in mind and realizes he must find a way to change her (and his) ending.
Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format.
Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.
Murder Rock (1984)
Murder Rock is a Lucio Fulci giallo set in a New York school for the
performing arts, where the advanced dance students are being dispatched by a
hat pin to the heart. Some of this class will be chosen for roles in an
important project, jump starting their careers, and everybody is sleeping with
everyone else, so motives abound. There is the usual misdirection, including
one nifty little bit, in which a character decides to mimic the murder for a
revenge killing, then backs out at the last minute. It is the job of detective
Cosimo Cinieri to sort it all out. Cinieri's Lieutenant Borges is low key,
nearly unflappable, and is played for deadpan comedy. Interestingly, he seems
so single-minded in identifying the killer that he makes no effort to protect
the rest of the dancers in the target group!
The 80s disco-style rock score is appropriately cheesy, the dance
choreography is surprisingly good, and the cinematography is, in typical Fulci
fashion, innovative and effective. The performances are also fine, although
the English version does have some awkward dialogue timing for some characters
who were not actually speaking English. Overall, I was entertained by the
offbeat lieutenant, and wasn't sure whodunit until near the end.
The few critiques available are perhaps more interesting than the film.
Everyone seems to see the murder method as nothing more than an excuse to show
bare breasts, ignoring the fact that there is only brief nudity from three
women. They also agree that the level of gore is not at all consistent with a
slasher/horror film, again ignoring the possibility that this might not be
intended to be a splatter film, but a tongue-in-cheek giallo, at which it is
not bad at all!.
IMDb has this at 4.9. I would that is a little low. Were I to assume that
this was actually a horror/slasher, it would be a D-, but as a humorous
giallo, it is a C-.
Angela Lemerman, as the
first victim, shows breasts and buns.
Olga Karlatos, as the head
dance instructor shows breasts and buns.
Belinda Busato, as a victim,
shows a breast.
Julia Stiles doing a kinda sorta topless scene in
Edmond. (Julia Stiles?? William H Macy??)
More from Edmond. The bulk of the nudity was provided by
Bai Ling, here seen showing her own goodies to the love god, William H
Macy. (Film clip above, in the Scoopy section.)
More from Edmond. More hot babes for William Macy. This time it is
Rebecca Pidgeon, actress and folk singer, and the
real-life wife of author David Mamet.
Say what you will about Jessica Simpson, there's
no denying that the girl fills out a bikini properly. Muscular legs, great
lungs .. what can ya say?
The rest of this section consists of some pretty cool stuff on
from the Skin-man
First: 1988's Nightmare on Elm Street 4
Then: 1991's The Final Nightmare - hmmm -
looks familiar, nu?
Next: 1995's Jack-O. This is nearing the
end of Linnea's nude career.
Next: 1998's Mari-Cookie and the Killer
Tarantula. I checked the 1998 Oscar nominees, and this seems to have been
overlooked. Linnea was about 40, still looked good, and did show her booty in
a virtually non-existent thong
Last: 2000's Blind Target. Just a bikini
this time. By this time, Linnea was in her early 40s. She's now nearly 50
(48), impossible though that seems to most of us.