A movie with greatness and garbage side-by-side. Directed by
Francis Ford Coppola, it is worth seeing if only for the
meticulous reproductions of the greatest Harlem musical acts of
the twenties and thirties. (Movie
Unfortunately, it is completely disappointing in the nudity
department, offering only this extremely minimal peek at the top
of Diane Lane's booty. (Zipped .wmv)
Third party videos:
Four nude appearances by pretty Emilia Fox (all zipped .avis).
Gong Li in Miami Vice. (Zipped
.avi) To be honest, this is not worth the download except for
completists. She's naked in two scenes, but you can't see jack
shit. Thanks to the editing, the nudity is all illusion. (There
may be some on the DVD. Rumor is that it was cut out deliberately,
although God knows why because it was rated R.)
He's not going to see a lot of strikes in the near
future. The Marlins walked him four times, which proved wise because every
time they pitched to him he got a hit. The strategy paid off, as the Marlins
hung on for the win.
Democrats have erupted in
outrage over the latest footage to be leaked from ABC’s upcoming TV
miniseries “The Path to 9/11,” which shows former President Bill Clinton and
Hillary Clinton flying the planes that destroyed the World Trade Center.
“It’s very common to boil down many real life people to
one character in a movie,” ABC president Steve McPherson said in response to
the criticisms. “We simply thought it would be too confusing to have all the
different people responsible for 9/11 in our film, we combined them all into
one composite character named William Jefferson Clinton.”
I agree with the
verdict on Affleck's performance, which is not to say that I think he was the
best, since I haven't seen all the entries, but to say that he did in fact
deliver an excellent performance as Supes.
Here are my thoughts on the movie.
The three new movies took the top three slots in about
the weakest day in memory. The top six, added together, took in about as much
as the best single film on the equivalent day last year!
There were no weekends last year in which the Top Twelve
amassed less than SEVENTY million. At the current pace, this one will
struggle for FIFTY.
The good news for the day
is that Pirates has passed a billion dollars worldwide. It is number three of
all time, and could sneak into #2, trailing only Titanic. It has settled in
at #6 of all-time in the States, which looks to be its final position.
Hollywoodland - Ben Affleck as TV Superman George Reeves
- 66% positive reviews.
The Protector - Thai
Martial Arts - 50%
The Covenant - 9%. If you
want some laughs, read the reviews for The Covenant. General consensus: not
even good enough to be a failed WB pilot, but the same general kind of
Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format.
Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.
La Bęte (1975)
La Bęte (1975) was originally to be a part of Walerian Borowczyk's Contes
immoraux (Immoral Tales), which he shortened to 4 shorts. That left him with
17 minutes of a ugly beast with a huge pecker constantly ejaculating, chasing
Sirpa Lane around the woods violating her until she makes him climax to death.
Not one to let a gem like that go unreleased, he created a story around the
segment. Wealthy heiress Lizbeth Hummel travels to France to marry.
Unbeknownst to her, the family she is to marry into desperately needs her
money. After arriving, she has a 17 minute sex dream about a beast chasing a
woman around the forest, which she finds incredibly arousing, until she
discovers first that her intended is dead, and then that he is a beast.
Meanwhile, Pascale Rivault is boffing the black butler every time she gets
a chance. There are other sensational elements, such as a graphic depiction of
horses mating which includes genital closeups and penetration. We have a
priest with his two young boy lovers, a crotchety uncle who murdered his wife,
and two kids that are brought into the house for no apparent reason.
The genre is early Euro-trash, where bonus points are awarded for
outrageousness, elevating this effort to a grade of C. Some of the nudity is
very nicely done, including a scene where Hummel masturbates with a long
IMDb readers say 6.1, which is clearly a cult vote.
Holy Hanna! What happened to Aretha
Franklin? That's really what she looks like now. See the article
What would a day be like without a story about or some some
public exposure from Lindsay Lohan. We don't
know. There is nobody now alive who can remember such a day.