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"Splash" (1984)

Splash is one of those PG films with an amazing amount of exposure. Tom Hanks is a workaholic wholesale produce broker, who does his work and his good-for-nothing brother's (John Candy) as well. He returns to Cape Cod for a break, and falls in the water. He is rescued by a mermaid (Daryl Hannah). He is instantly smitten, indeed, he was smitten by the same mermaid as a young boy, but has no idea she is a mermaid. She finds his wallet, and decides to visit him in New York. It seems mermaids are allowed to become human for a short time once in their life. She walks onto Liberty Island starkers, and the fun begins.

Director Ron Howard could have gone for over the top comedy, but, instead, focused on the love story, and lots of small but effective gags. Hannah has never been better, Hanks did his usual great job, and Candy was perfect in his role. Not many reviews on line, but Maltin and IMDB users give it 3 stars (6.4/10). I tend to agree. Pay special attention to the following images. 17 is the clearest nipple, but you have to hunt for it. In 11, you can see the crotch of her panties. At this point in the film, she supposedly didn't own any yet. Seeing Daryl again in this role, I started asking myself what my favorite Hannah film was. With 44, there are a lot of choices. This grew into multiple questions:

1) What is her best performance?
2) Which film did I enjoy her in most?
3) Which of her films is the best overall?

Surprisingly, my answer was different in each case. When Lawdog gets back, maybe we can study this question.

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  • Daryl Hannah (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20)
  • Johnny Web

    Molly Parker in the movie "Center of the World"...which has never been seen by anyone.

    These caps are from an R-rated trailer (don't see many of those these days), and the rumor is that they will release the movie unrated. Which is cool because it features Carla Gugino as well as Molly, so it may be our kinda flick.

    The complete naughty trailer (5.5 meg) can be viewed in .mov format at www.center-of-the-world.com.

    Sisters (1972)

    Criterion has added this film to their collection, presumably based upon the fact that it was the movie that first created Brian De Palma's reputation.

    As you might expect if you know De Palma's work, it a Hitchcockesque crime and punishment film with some unexpected twists.

    Margot Kidder is a model who invites a man over to her apartment. Before they get there, they are interrupted by Margot's ex-husband, who refuses to let her go. Yadda, yadda, yadda, the make love, they wake up the next morning and are interrupted by the woman's separated Siamese twin sister, who eventually kills the lover.

    It just so happens that a reporter who lives in the neighboring apartment saw the murder. She calls the police. By the time the police respond, the ex-husband has returned and cleaned up the crime scene, hiding the body in a foldaway couch. Finding no evidence of a crime, the police pooh-pooh the entire incident, so the reporter hires a private detective. The detective follows the couch, the reporter follows the woman and the ex-husband, and you can guess the rest.

    The odd thing about this movie is that it continues for about 40 minutes after all the plot points have been concluded. 40 minutes of anti-climax.

    I'm now going to spoil it for you, but not really, because it doesn't take Dr Hawking to solve the mystery, and you'll have it figured out about 30 minutes before they tell you . As you movie fans know, there are only two possible solutions when a movie involves separated twins.

    • Possibility One: They are separated and one died. We think the good one survived the operation, but in fact it was the evil one. (Insert chilling music here).
    • Possibility Two: Even though we think they are both alive, there is no evil twin. Either there never was an evil twin at all, or else the evil twin died and the good one has assumed both personalities.

    It was number two. Yes, you're right. This violates one of the most fundamental unities. It's exactly the same gimmick as multiple personality disorder. But they reveal this about halfway through the movie. So what is the point of continuing? Well, the movie did continue, but with some different suspense points, and frankly I'm not too sure what was going on, because the ex-husband turned out to be the surgeon who separated them, and he captured the reporter and drugged her.

    We then see the next twenty minutes or so through the drug-induced hallucinations of the reporter, and they use the usual fish-eye lenses and extreme close-ups and the old cliche of where the drugged patient sees herself in all the external scenes she watches. I may have fallen asleep there for a while. I hope I didn't miss any nudity.

    I did think the very last scene was quite creative and witty, and I won't spoil that one for you. Let's just say they seem to abandon the sub-plot with the private detective and the couch, and then bring it back after we have completely forgotten it.

    Margot Kidder was briefly topless, and in a see-through negligee. She managed to show her breasts and speak in a French accent at the same time.

  • Kidder (1, 2, 3)

    IMDB summary: 6.8 out of 10.

    External review:. As you have seen, I was not impressed. However, James Kendrick gave the movie four stars, and wrote a detailed and finely crafted summary/review. This links to his review, which is excellent although I don't agree with it..

    DVD info from Amazon. It is a pretty good DVD, although for some reason it is not in stereo. It is a monaural track. The transfer is satisfactory, it is widescreen (1.85). There is an essay by DePalma, a (print) interview with DePalma, the actual Life magazine article that inspired the story, and hundreds of production stills.

  • Snappy Pappy
    Shayna Ryan
    (1, 2)

    Various Babes
    (1, 2, 3)

    The final installment to last week's visit to Pig Hollow, and the girls of the Fred Olen Ray classic, "Bikini Hoe Down". An IMDb user used the phrase "Beverly Hillbillies meets Baywatch". Although I think Baywatch usually had better plots. This movie has more like "Baywatch Nights" quality. But at least there is nudity about every 4 minutes, so I guess that counts for something.

    The various babes are actually Griffin Drew, Shayna Ryan, Ashlie Rhey, Maureen Flaherty in a 4 babe shower scene.

    Rosanna Arquette Helcom's take on my favorite Arquette's brief topless scene from the movie "I'm Losing You"
    Biddy Hodson From the Anna Campion movie "Loaded". I mentioned this one a few weeks ago for two reasons...
    1.Catherine McCormack's first movie, as well as first nude scene.
    2.The plot outline sounds like the Blair Witch dudes really were not as creative as the hype would lead you to believe.

    To recap...
    "Loaded" (1994)

  • Seven co-ed students retreat to a country house for the weekend to make a horror movie. Only 6 come back.

    "The Blair Witch Project" (1999)

  • Three co-ed students retreat to the woods near a small country town (and end up in a country house) for the weekend to make movie. Only their footage makes it back.

  • Catherine McCormack Her topless scenes from "Loaded".
    Tane McClure Up to her usual late night antics from the lame 'erotic thriller' "Scorned 2". Here's a good example of how lame it was. The first "Scorned" featured the queen of "quality" skin flicks, Shannon Tweed. In "Scorned 2", there is no Shannon. Granted, If I recall, her character died in the first "Scorned", but these movies aren't really known for their solid continuity. Besides, even bad writers can work around such trivial details as death. Just watch a daytime soap if you need proof.
    Wendy Schumacher Also going topless in scenes from "Scorned 2".
    Elizabeth Perkins Another look at her frontal nudity sex scene from "I'm Losing You".
    Nell Campbell Now here is something you just don't see that often! Vidcaps from the practically forgotten Ken Russell movie "Lisztomania". Released in 1975 and starring Roger Daltrey as Franz Liszt. I actually have never seen this one myself, I only know of it as a bit of movie trivia. Perhaps Scoop or Tuna can offer up a more detailed account of the movie...but for now, I'll gladly share the nudity with everyone!

    All three of these feature excellent quality topless images. As a bonus, the 'caps of Anulka have a little more of a bondage thing going on.

    Anulka Dziubinska
    Fiona Lewis
    Charlize Theron
    (1, 2)
    Scanman recently revisited "The Devil's Advocate". Here are all new 'caps of Charlize including her full frontal scene (#1).
    Tamara Tunie Also from "The Devil's Advocate"
    Taylor Hayes
    (1, 2)
    Hardcore 'caps from "Masseuse 3". One of the few really good looking porn stars.
    Valeska Hanel Full frontal and full posterior nudity from the German film "Tigerstreifenbaby".
    Cora Frost Topless only from "Tigerstreifenbaby".
    Hanel and Frost Lesbian lovin' from "Tigerstreifenbaby".
    Laetitia Casta Showing off the goods in scenes from "La Bicyclette bleue".
    and ...
    Amy Rochelle
    (1, 2)
    I've made fun of her, and the movie "Rebecca's Secret" enough. Trust me, just click on these images, this is all you will want to see from the movie! Just still images! Not even the sex scenes are worth watching! Thanks to Scorpion for the 'caps.
    Avalon Anders Also by Scorpion.
    Uma Thurman
    (1, 2)
    Two brief nipple peaks from "Mad Dog and Glory". A very off-beat movie to say the least, and not often vidcapped.
    Kate Hudson
    (1, 2)
    From Crow...I missed Kate's appearance on SNL, but judging by these vidcaps, it looks like she paid tribute to her Mom's "Laugh-In" days.
    Sophie Anderton
    (1, 2, 3)
    Three topless scans.
    Nikki Cox
    (1, 2, 3)
    From her new show "Nikki". Naturally there is a ton of cleavage, but #1 takes home the big prize today...featuring Nikki in an ultra skimpy, near bondage-like outfit!
    Patsy Kensit
    (1, 2)
    Patsy! Now with 25% more goodies! I'm not sure, but sure looks like she had a visit from the silicone fairy.
    Chunky Spice A.K.A. The Spice Formerly known as Sporty. Perhaps she still is sporty...Maybe she's just moved on to competitive women's powerlifting? Bulking up for her next big Sumo match?
    Wendy Hamilton The busty late night babe gettin' it on in scene from "Midnight Temptations" by Schmutzfink.
    Laetitia Casta A nice non-nude scan by Hugo
    Angelina Jolie A great head shot by Jenz
    Elisabeth Shue This is a great vidcap collage from "Leaving Las Vegas" by Watty. What I like is how Watty chose images that essentially tell the whole story of the movie. Well, at least up to the topless scene by the pool.
    Jeri Ryan Looking fantastic at an awards event. I guess for Trek and Jeri fans alike, the big question is what will we do after this final season of Voyager? Something tells me we'll never see Jeri in skin tight clothes again!

    Here's a possibility...chances are, Voyager will make it home. I think too many fans would be pissed if they left the gang "lost in space" at the series finale. Perhaps Seven of Nine could join the crew of the Enterprise just in time for Star Trek X (the next Trek movie due out in 2001)?

    The Funnies
    Actually, this first tidbit is real news...it only sounds too silly to be true.
    The WB Network is considering producing a remake of the 1970s superhero series Electra Woman and Dyna Girl. Deidre Hall and Judy Strangis starred in the original series that was a part of ABC's Krofft Supershow during the 1976-77 TV season.

    Writers Elisa Bell and Jeff Kline are teaming with Sid & Marty Krofft Pictures' Randy Pope to develop the remake for the WB.
    Source--The Hollywood Reporter

    Games for When We Are Older:
    1. Sag, You're it
    2. Pin the Toupee on the Bald Guy
    3. 20 Questions Shouted into your Good Ear
    4. Kick the Bucket
    5. Red Rover, Red Rover, The Nurse Says Bend Over
    6. Doc, Doc Goose
    7. Simon Says Something Incoherent
    8. Hide and Go Pee
    9. Spin the Bottle of Mylanta
    10. Musical Recliners

    * You can buy a silencer for a handgun.
    * You can trade a .44 for two .22's.
    * You can have a handgun at home and another for the road.
    * If you admire a friend's handgun and tell him so, he will be impressed and let you try a few rounds with it.
    * Your primary handgun doesn't mind if you have a backup.
    * Your handgun will stay with you even if you are out of ammo.
    * A handgun doesn't take up a lot of closet space.
    * Handguns function normally every day of the month.
    * A handgun won't ask, "Do these grips make me look fat?"
    * A handgun does not mind if you go to sleep after you're done using it.
    * You can have more than one handgun living in the same house without having problems.
    * A handgun doesn't care how big your trigger finger is.
    * A handgun won't tell all of its friends if you are a "little fast on the trigger"...

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