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"Mad Dog and Glory"

Mad Dog and Glory (1993), based on the credits, could have been a great film. Robert de Niro is a timid cop who does crime scene investigations, but would rather listen to Louis Prima records, and take photos. He has not drawn his gun in years. Suddenly, he walks into a convenience store robbery, and saves hostage Bill Murray, who is a gangster loan shark. Out of gratitude, Murray gives de Niro a thank you gift -- Uma Thurman for a week. After the week, de Nero has fallen for Thurman, and won't give her back.

Character development is wonderful in this film, and there are some subtle funny moments, but it is uneven at best as a comedy. Thurman shows breasts in a sex scene with de Niro, and an unidentified woman shows breasts through an apartment window.

IMDB readers say 6.1 of 10. Ebert loved it at 3 1/2 stars, while Berardinelli gave it only 2. I personally enjoyed the film, more as romance, and watching de Niro's character develop some testicles, than as a comedy. Theproper score is C.

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  • Uma Thurman (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
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    "Never Talk to Strangers"

    Never Talk to Strangers (1995) stars Rebecca De Mornay as a psychologist, who is doing a court appointed evaluation of a rape suspect trying to use multiple personality disorder as a defense. She meets Antonio Banderas is a market, and despite being sexually and romantically distant from everyone, ends up in a torrid romance with him. About the same time, someone starts stalking her. While the sex scenes with Banderas are hot, and she does show Breasts and partial buns, it is a very poor thriller, mostly because of the ending. There is also no sense of suspense building .. each red herring and each event is shown rather in an isolated fashion, so the film never really builds up any momentum.

    IMDB readers say 4.7 of 10. Berardinelli gives 1 1/2 stars. It is a wonder this film even got a theatrical release, as bad as it is. It scored perfect goose eggs on Rotten Tomatoes, both overall, and by top critics. The DVD is bare bones, and a less than wonderful transfer. Even allowing for the fact that I am a tough audience when it comes to thrillers, this is a D.

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    Thandie Newton didn't get naked in "The Truth About Charlie", but she's never been shy in front of a camera. She played pretty much all of Gridlock'd in her underpants, and in one scene, even the underpants were wet.

    • The Thandmistress. (1, 2, 3, 4)



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    • If there is no asterisk, I wrote it, but am too ashamed to admit it.

    'Caps and comments by Brainscan:

    This should be the last of the posts from The Man Who Fell to Earth. I have watched two versions of it five times now, just to nail down the right names with the right faces.

    In the course of The Man Who Fell to Earth, David Bowie's character hires a college professor played by Rip Torn. Ol' Rip's character has this penchant for his students, and the movie shows you bedding three coeds. One sequence intercuts nearly identical scenes involving two coeds in such a way that ya kinda get sorta confused until you figure it all out. Reminded me of the first time I saw That Obscure Object of Desire.

    The three women who play the coeds include two did nothing else in movies or on tv. They are Linda Hutton and Hilary Holland. Both give up the goodies and both are real cuties. The third woman is Adrienne Larussa, who did several more movies, including a couple of Italian language films, and who also did a lot of televion, including stints on Days of Our Lives and General Hospital. Getting these three straight was not easy, even though they are listed separately in the credits of the unrated version, complete with first names of their characters. But nowhere are their names used. So I grabbed the original theatrical release on sure enough, some of the nekkidness is missing but the names are included. 'Course after all that, I looked on my hard drive and there were caps from RDO with the proper names on collages with the proper babes. Doh! Always trust RDO... that's my motto from now on.

    Because the first two did nothing else I capped the bejeebers out of their scenes. And because Adrienne went on to do a lot more, I capped the bejeebers out of her scene. If you're wondering about the logic there, you should understand I am responsible for the Bush administration's foreign and economic policies.

    Details of the exposure:

    Linda Hutton shows boobs throughout, although there is a hint o' bum in the first collage. The last collage is kinda strange, because it shows Linda and Rip in Polaroid-type pictures.

    • Linda Hutton (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

    Hilary Holland does a triple B performance. Boobs in all, bush in 5 and 6, hint o' bum in 6. Her character and Adrienne's have identical lines, including the following as they look at Rip's little weeney: "You're nothing like my father." Up til then you have no idea at which state college he teaches. After that, you've narrowed it way down.

    • Hilary Holland (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

    Okay, on to Adrienne Larussa. Lovely woman in an unusual performance. First collage shows off her real nice hooties. Good enough, but hardly unusual, yes? Then there are the next two collages... in which Adrienne reaches under the covers and grabs ahold of Rip's willy. I mean it. Collage number 2 puts three frames together showing the sequence, whereas number 3 is a higher mag of another frame. This makes Adrienne one of a handful of legit actresses who made deliberate contact with a male member on screen. And speaking of a handful, or the failure to provide such, this scene explains why Rip Torn never went into porno, despite his name.

    Collages 4 and 5 have Adrienne mounting the pony, with hints of bum and bush included. The last shows a sequence of Adrienne in a mirror as she crawls into bed.

    • Adrienne Larussa (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

    'Caps and comments by Spaz:

    "The Carpenter" (1989) is a Canadian horror about a woodworking ghost with a Black & Decker drill for a member. Louise-Marie Mennier shows breasts through transparent nightie.

    "Deadly Jaws" (1974) (aka Ein Toter Taucher nimmt kein Gold) is a German crossover of Jaws and The Deep. Sandra Prinsloo (The Gods Must Be Crazy) looks very sexy in a bikini and sweater while and Monika Lundi shows some major pokies.

    "Adrift" (1993) is a blatant "Dead Calm" made-for-tv rip-off. Kelly Rowan does some skinnydipping but nothing is visible.

    "Hail, Hero!" (1969) is an anti-Vietnam film starring Michael Douglas. Deborah Winters (The Outing) swims in her underwear while Amy Stuart shows some pokies and has a wet sweater scene.

    "Meet Prince Charming"(1999) is a romance starring Tia Carrere. Tia shows is braless under a white tanktop and later flashes some butt cheek and black panties (it almost looks like a bush flash).

    Jolene Blalock showing major pokies in another obligatory decontamination scene in Enterprise episode "A Night in Sickbay". With Captain Archer getting turned on by the half-dressed Vulcan icicle princess, this Star Trek episode had the most sexual tension since Spock was in heat.

    Goldie Hawn flashing a breast in "The Sugarland Express" (1974), Steven Spielberg's debut as feature movie director. This movie pretty much indicated that Spielberg was going places.

    Voice actress Venus Terzo showing some rare cleavage in the Dead Man's Gun episode "The Pinkerton".

    Helene Udy showing some pokies and panties in her very first role as "girl in bed" in the comedy "Hog Wild" (1980).

    Roberta Leighton almost topless in open nun habit in "Covergirl" (1984).

    Irena Ferris also topless in "Covergirl" (1984).

    "Queer as Folk"...Michelle Clunie and Thea Gill having some really hot lesbo lovin' in season 2 episode 3. Later in season 2 episode 17, Michelle Clunie, Thea Gill AND Nancy Sakovich have a three-way lesbo kissing scene. Unfortunately as all three begin to undress the episode ends right there.

    • Michelle Clunie: fully nude on top of Thea, full frontal getting up afterwards
    • Thea Gill: fully nude and good breast exposure, by her nipples the set looks cold
    • Nancy Sakovich: kissy, kissy only
    For those is a link to some good QAF lesbo reviews.

    Charles Bronson's "Death Wish II" (1982) has the most graphic rape scenes ever to be found in a Hollywood movie. The rape of Bronson's maid (Silvana Gallardo) was cut to avoid an X-rating. Bronson's daughter (this time Robin Sherwood) traumatized by her previous rape in first Death Wish movie is raped once again and afterwards has a particularly gruesome suicide scene.

    The fully uncut version was only available in Greece and any of these copies floating around on eBay are from an NTSC-PAL transfer with weak colors made from a grainy print (which is evident in the caps). There is also rumors of an uncut Brazilian DVD and French video version floating around.

    'Caps and comments by Hankster:

    More mayhem today and another trip back in the time machine to the sixties and one of the mondo flicks "Mondo Freudo". We see 2 unknowns in a live stage show as the are clawed and whipped in front of a live audience and then another unknown gets a blood bath from a pigs head in some sort of cult ritual.

    • Topless unknowns (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

    'Caps and comments by ICMS:

    It's time for a little bit of culture now, don't you think? Let's see what I came up with. During the Flanders Film Festival in Ghent our Culture minister presented the first DVD in a series of 10. When complete this series should form sort of a chronicle of the Flemish film. It is an initiative of the Flemish Ministry of Culture executed by the Royal Belgian Film Archive ( All 10 DVD's will have similar characteristics. The films will be completely restored, and with a documentary of ca. 30 minutes, subtitles in Dutch, English and French and an All Regions PAL disk. Now let us see what movie our minister chose to present.

    The film presented was "Mira" (1971), a huge success in the history of Flemish film making. And at the same time probably the first Flemish film to show a completely naked actress, which surely explains its success in part. The naked actress was Willeke van Ammelrooy, at the time a practically unknown Dutch actress. Yes, Dutch, because in 1971 they were unable to find a Flemish actress willing to shed her clothes! This role jumpstarted Willeke's career and after a short period in some softcore erotic films in the early Seventies, she became a respected actress who accepted the Oscar in 1996 for the film "Antonia".

    The movie itself is an adaptation of a naturalistic novel by Flemish author Stijn Streuvels. In 1927 he published his book based on true facts dating back to 1905-1906. He recounts what happened during the construction of a bridge across the river Scheldt in a small, highly rural community in Soutwestern Flanders. All the peasants living there are against the bridge because they think it will end their peaceful and secluded yet primitive existance. They feel themselves so threatened that they even kill the surveyor and his aid. Mira is somewhat an exception in that lot: she spent more than a year in Paris as "a girl of pleasure" and hopes to get out of this hole near the water. As you can see in the pictures Mira has all the right weapons to succeed. She is able to hook the engineer building the bridge, much to the dismay of his parents.

    The cinematography of this movie is well above average, the story is coherent and logically told, the cast consisted all out of good actors who were up to their task but struggling an awful lot with the terrible dialogues. And I cannot find one excuse for the mediocrity of the dialogues and the arbitrary choice of words, since the scenario is written by none other than Hugo Claus, probably Belgium's most famous author alive. His best known novel abroad is probably "The Sorrow of Belgium" (Het Verdriet van België). In the documentary he calls these strange choices of words "particularisms". In my opinion this is very distracting and takes much away from the quality of the film: there is no way that early 20th century peasants in Flanders could have spoken such an artificial language interspersed with cleaned-up and dutchified French words. No, they would have spoken their local dialect which is pratically incomprehensible for other people in Flanders. I'm not saying the actors should all have spoken that dialect, but he could have produced a script with far more natural dialogues than this. People simply never spoke, and hopefully will never speak, like this in Flanders. And that is still without mentioning the awful dubbing of Willeke van Ammelrooy's voice to make her sound more Flemish. Terrible. Why didn't Claus give her character Dutch roots so we could hear her own natural voice?

    What more is there to say about Hugo Claus? Apart from being a famous author, he is also a poet, a director and script writer. I don't want to sound misdemeaning but I really do hope his books are better than his films and screenplays, or otherwise he will never get that Nobel prize for litterature he wants so badly. And there is an other thing that links him with the Fun House: Hugo was Sylvia Kristel's hubby from 1973 till 1978.

    My rating for this movie is C if you watch it witch the sound switched off and the subtitles on. With the sound on I rate it E+ since the dialogues are so mediocre and artificial that it gets annoying and distracts you from the storyline. As far as nudity is concerned, Willeke van Ammelrooy shows all 3 B's.

    Paola & Chiara A whole bunch of cleavage on Euro-TV.

    Stefania Sandrelli The long time star of Italian flicks going topless in scenes from the 1974 movie, "Delitto d'amore".

    Heike Schroetter Toplessness and in her undies. Vidcaps from "Polizeiruf 110 - Der Rettungsschwimmer"

    Jessica Schwarz The young German actress appearing topless in "Die Freunde der Freunde" (2002)

    Silke Natho
    (1, 2)

    Topless in scenes from "Klinik unter Palmen" and "Mein Opa und die 13 Stühle".

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    Hey Scoops!

    You might want to warn readers about the R-rated version of "Y Tu Mama Tambien"...the only one available at Blockbuster (unsurprisingly). It has the vast entirety of most of the sex scenes cut out, quite conspicuously, and I wouldn't know what else, since I haven't seen the unrated version. Maria Aura's character doesn't even exist in this version, except for about 2 seconds in the airport.

    Ebert mentioned this in his recommendation of it, too. He said something to the effect of "it's not the same movie; it's censored."


    With regards to another reader's request for Catherine Oxenberg in "Overexposed"...I'm pretty sure all the Oxenberg exposure was actually a body double.