Charlie's French cinema nudity site is updated.



Third party videos:

How long ago was it when Britney Spears was hot, and we went crazy over this film clip of her applying make-up while flashing a partial see-through? I think I was in high school.  (zipped .mpg)

One of Goldie Hawn's best nude scenes, probably her very best, in There's a Girl in My Soup.  (zipped .avi)

A rarely seen sequence of Brooke Adams in Key Exchange, an obscure 80s film which has never made it to DVD. (zipped .mpg) (There is a Brainscan collage in the Encyclopedia)

Here's Hilary Swank's bare bum from The Black Dahlia.  (zipped .avi). The quality is poor because it's one of those "cam bootleg" thingies, but it beats the hell out of what we had previously.  Here is my review of the film from The Movie House. My one-sentence summary: "This film has some razzle-dazzle and is beautifully filmed and styled, as you'd expect from De Palma, but it's an unfocused, confusing mess, and basically no fun."





Ann Richards does the "no talking, turn off your cell phones" bit for a movie theater

"For those of you who didn't see the first installment, Fashion SWAT has turned its eyes on school science fairs"

"Gambling is the only thing missing from a new Indian casino in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, mistakenly built in an area where gambling is illegal."

Letterman's Top Ten Signs Hugo Chavez Is Nuts

  • "For some reason, called Bush the devil instead of Cheney"

Letterman's Top Ten Signs your husband is gay

The Crocodile Hunter's funeral oration, as delivered by his 8-year-old daughter.

  • It is one of the most studied and professional presentations I have ever seen from a child. I don't know how she was able to keep her emotions so completely in check while talking about her dad.

The Straight Dope: What's the story with Otzi the gay caveman?

The Mythbusters easily foil fingerprint lock security

Open any car with a keyless entry pad.

Tom Petty - Last Dance With Mary Jane

  • Tom Petty claims the song is not about marijuana, but necrophilia.

50 Dark Movies hidden in a painting.

The trailer for Frank Miller's!

  • It's about the Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas and 300 Spartans all fought to their death against the Persian army of Xerxes. According to the story their sacrifice inspired all of Greece to fight for the survival of democracy and prevent them from being ruled by a guy with two x's in his name.

Bob Dylan: Blonde On Blonde Outtakes

Teacher gives handout using x-rated font

President Bush's Call to Pope Benedict XVI (WHITEHOUSE.ORG)






Movie Reviews:

Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format. Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.


Devil Angel ("Mo gui tian shi")  (1995)

The female lead (Asian superstar Vivian Hsu) and her boyfriend (Franco Jiang) meet when they are in their late teens, and decide that they will be together always. They even swear a death pact that they will die together. When they are older, and still together, stockbroker Jiang invests heavily without the money to pay, and the market does a dive. Faced with jail, he and Vivian withdraw all of her money and take a road trip.

After they run out of gas, the stockbroker meets another woman (Yeung Si Man) on the highway, and receives an indecent proposal to have sex with her for a huge amount of money. Seems she is a wealthy heiress dying of cancer, and wants him. He's not interested until a thief takes all of his remaining money and he eventually ends up in jail for his stock swindles. At that point, his lover enlists the help of the heiress with their legal problems, and both lovers move in with her. As you can imagine, this situation gets complicated in a hurry.

This is the rare Hong Kong category three film to be accorded North American distribution because it features an interesting plot, some good acting, and the breasts of international superstar Vivian Hsu. This film is at least as good as its Hollywood mirror image, Indecent Proposal, and the Devil Angel script actually makes more sense, at least to me. In Indecent Proposal, I never quite saw the motivation for Demi Moore to choose Woody Harrelson over Robert Redford, given that Redford was rich, mannered, attractive, and doted on her, while Harrelson was a jealous flake. Here, the motivations are much more believable.

This is a C.

I screened the U.S. release, which has a choice of Mandarin or Cantonese audio, and burned-in English subtitles. This was probably a mistake on my part because this release is not a very good transfer and is now out-of-print, therefore relatively expensive. You'd probably be better off with the Hong Kong Region 0 version, which is still available new, for less money.


Vivian Hsu shows breasts in a sex scene, and again in an attempted rape scene.

Yeung Si Man shows breasts in three sex scenes, one of them in a pool, and is seen naked from the side..

 An unknown also shows breasts playing Vivian's character as a teenager.










* Combien tu m'aimes? (2005): (Movie House Review)

- Monica Bellucci


- Farida Rahouadj


* The Pink Panther (2006):

- Beyonce Knowles



* A Time to Revenge (1997):

- Julie Michaels


- Leslie Ryan

- Tonya Stone



* Munich (2005): (Movie House Review)

- Ayelet Zurer


- Lisa Werlinde


- Marie Josee Croze

* Salem Witch Trials (2001):

- Gloria Reuben


- Shannon Lawson


- Shirley MacLaine






Marisol Padilla Sanchez in Fever

Sophia Myles in Art School Confidential (Movie House Review)

Tania Saulnier in Slither

Gretchen Mol in The Notorious Bettie Page (Movie House Review)

Judy Greer in The Great New Wonderful  (Movie House Review)



Pat's comments in yellow...

 After calling President Bush a tyrant, a donkey and "the Devil" at the U.N., Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez went to Harlem, where he called Bush "an alcoholic" and "a sick man with a lot of hang-ups" who "walks like John Wayne."  The tirade had a surprise effect: some of Bush's most strident critics began defending him.  House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi called Chavez an "everyday thug" who abused the privilege of speaking at the UN, and liberal New York congressman Charles Rangel raged, "You do not come into my country, my congressional district, and you do not condemn my president.  If there is any criticism of President Bush, it should be restricted to Americans."

*  Turns out Chavez is just another Latino trying to take an American's job; in this case, Al Franken's.

A survey by the British peace group International Alert found that 75 percent of Britons believe the world is more violent than it was 50 years ago and 63 percent think it's getting worse.  In fact, the number of wars worldwide has dropped 40 percent since 1956, and the average number of deaths per conflict per year fell from 38,000 in 1950 to 600 in 2002.  Experts say all the scary, gloom and doom TV coverage of war and terrorism has convinced people the world is much more dangerous than it actually is.

*  And the only place that's really far more dangerous than it was in 1950
is Britain.

The $36 million Kewadin Shores Indian Casino and Hotel opened in June in St. Ignace, Michigan, but there's one tiny problem: it's illegal to gamble in it.  Only after the foundation was laid did the Sault St. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians realize that all but 30 feet of it was on land where the US government doesn't allow gambling.  It includes a 29,000-square-foot casino with 26 tables and 800 slot machines that nobody can use.  The tribal chairman blames his predecessor, who says his replacement knew about the zoning problem years ago and he won't take the blame for the screw-up.

*  You know, I can kinda see how the Indians lost America.


Keith Richards told Q magazine that he no longer does drugs because they're not strong enough.  He said, "I think the quality's gone down.  All they do is try and take the high out of everything.  I don't like the way drugs now are working on your brain area instead of just through the blood stream.

*  Typical senior citizen!  Nothing's as good as it was when he was a kid!