Tuesday

 

Kingpin

(1996)

Kingpin is an early Farrelly Brothers comedy about an amateur bowling champion named Roy Munson who got hopelessly lost on his way to a professional career. Years after having his dreams crushed, while living as an alcoholic con man, he spots a chance at redemption when he discovers and hopes to manage an Amish bowling whiz. Woody Harrelson plays the sleazy Munson, while Randy Quaid plays the Amish lad with the Dutch Boy haircut, and they are both amusing, but the show is stolen, as you might expect, by the unrestrained antics of Bill Murray as Big Ern, the sleazebag king of the pro bowling circuit. The Farrellys point out in their DVD commentary for this film that Murray showed up, looked at his script, learned the basic facts about his character, then tore up the script and ad-libbed his entire role, all while staying professional enough to allow the other actors to interact with him. The brothers were a bit unnerved at first by the volcanic Murray, and they were more than a little bit worried about losing control of their film, but they ultimately let the crazy man do his thing because ... well, because he's Bill Freakin' Murray, and you have to trust his comic instincts. They speak of Murray in the same awe-struck, reverential tones that political pundits would reserve for Nelson Mandela or Christians might reserve for Jesus himself.

And maybe that's they way it should be. At least it worked out for them here.

The Farrelly Brothers made three very funny films when they started out their careers: Dumb and Dumber (1994), Kingpin (1996), and There's Something About Mary (1998). The next 12 years didn't produce as many laughs, and those first three films remain in the top three slots on their filmography as ranked by the IMDb rating.

Oh, I know the Bros are trying to grow up but, dammit, I love those three films and wish they'd get back in that immature groove. Maturity is vastly overrated. Especially in comedy.

The flesh:

Here's Vanessa Angel with the dreaded intentional double nip-slip, degree of difficulty: 9.7. The Farrellys have cast Vanessa again in their latest film, Hall Pass, which is expected to be released in February.

 

 

  • * Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe).

  • * White asterisk: expanded format.

  • * Blue asterisk: not mine.

  • No asterisk: it probably sucks.

OTHER CRAP:

Catch the deluxe version of Other Crap in real time, with all the bells and whistles, here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any Given Sunday

(1999)

Elizabeth Berkley film clip in 720p. Samples below.

 

 

Castillos de Cartˇn

(aka "3Some"; aka "Paper Castles"; 2009; Spain)

Johnny's comments

"Castillos de Cartˇn is about 3 art student friends, 2 men and a woman, who decide one day to have a threesome. It goes better than expected and after a while it becomes a regular thing. But, there are complications. One man cannot get it up and the woman has never had an orgasm, so they decide to rectify this. Once done, further complications occur which will put a strain on the unusual relationship. Yeah, it sounds like a porn film, but it ain't, hell it ain't even that much of a arty porn movie, just a story with a fair bit of sex. The film doesn't really have much to add to the usual relationship complications movie, but hey the Spanish sure know how to pour their movies full of sex."

Adriana Ugarte film clips (big download)

This represents part 1 of Johnny's clips from this film. Part 2 appears tomorrow.

All the collages for both parts are below:

Adriana Ugarte

 

 

 

Pics

Doetzen Kroes photographed during a shoot

 

Michelle Hunziker in a very skimpy bikini

Amy Winehouse nip slips revisited

Caroline Cave in This Beautiful City

Anne-Marie Duff in Margot

June Wilkinson's image in House of 1000 Corpses

Sherri Moon Zombie in House of 1000 Corpses

 

 

Clips

Lauri Wallace and Nikki Lauren in Bordello Exposed (sample below)

Leven Rambin in "Scoundrels"; s1e5 (720p; sample below)

Phoebe Cates in Fast Times at Ridgemont High in 1080p (sample below)

Jennifer Jason Leigh in Fast Times at Ridgemont High in 1080p (samples below)

Karoline Schuch in Zeiten aendern dich in 1080p (sample below)

Emmanuelle Seigner in The Ninth Gate in 1080p (sample below)

Kristanna Loken in the obscure Lime Salted Love (sample below)