"The Ballad of Little Jo"

The Ballad of Little Jo (1993) is a western based on a real person. Josephine Monaghan got knocked up by the family photographer, and was thrown out in the streets by her father. She headed West, but soon found that young, female and unattached was not a good idea on the frontier, so donned mens clothing, and became Jo. She eventually became a sheep rancher, and lived with a Chinese railroad worker, who became her lover. Her sex was a secret from all but him until the undertaker.

Writer/Director Maggie Greenwald did a fine job here, with wonderful Western panoramas, authentic sets, a very believable look to the old west, and some fascinating characters. Jo was played rather stoically by Suzy Amis, but the understated performance mad her few emotional responses all the more dramatic. She shows breasts clearly in a sex scene late in the film, and is also naked, but with very odd effects early in the film. Olinda Turturro, as a wondering hooker, shows breasts through a white dress.

IMDb readers have this at 6.6 of 10. Critics, including Berardinelli, have it at three stars. Without the stunning photography and lighting, the story would not have been enough to keep me involved. Indeed, the story was mostly predictable after the first few minutes. However, the scenics, a pleasing score, the realistic portrayal of the West, and an ok story was enough to hold my attention. C.

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  • Suyz Amis (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17)

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    .wmv files made by Scoop from Shiloh's .avi's.

    NOTE: because of a unique combination of circumstances with the Windows media player and some substantial bandwidth theft, we will have to do all of our movie files in zip format. Left click on the files as you normally would to view a picture. When you get a choice, click on "save", and put it on your hard drive in the directory of your choice. UnZIP and play from there.

    I know this is not especially convenient, but it allows the film clips to continue. I can protect .zip files from hot-linking in the same way I can protect still images. For some reason, if I protect .avis and .wmvs from hot-linking, they will not play in the Windows media player, and I can't get a satisfactory work-around. Perhaps I will find a better solution, but for now this new policy allows you to continue getting the movie clips you want to see, which is much preferable to my abandoning the clips altogether.


    Diane Keaton tribute - Day 2

    Long before Something's Gotta Give, Diane showed some skin in Looking for Mr Goodbar. We haven't discussed this much, since the film has never been issued on DVD, but it was probably Diane's sexiest role.

    Here are clips three and four from Mr. Goodbar. There are two others in yesterday's edition.



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    Shiloh says:

    FYI when I hypercam vids to make the file size smaller I use DivX MPEG-4 Fast-Motion for the video compressor, then I use virtualdub to compress the audio. The properties for the vids says the video codec:  DivX Decoder Filter & audio codec:  Morgan Stream Switcher which I'm not familiar with. When I compress the audio with virtualdub I use MPEG Layer-3.  A friend of mine told me about compressing the audio about (6) mos. ago. Like I said previously, only been capping for a year & a half & I'm no expert. Hopefully this info will help members with the proper codecs for my vids.
    When I cap big brother's I use hypercam mostly & sdp & asfrecorder if the set up allows me. I stopped using camtasia cause the file sizes were always too big, could never figure out the process, over my head lol, plus it cost too much to buy in my opinion.

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    You mentioned that some users were having trouble with the videos on your site. There is a tool designed to determine what codec is needed for a video. Hope this is useful to you or your users.

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    I made the .wmv versions of each video. The codecs for these: Windows Video V8, Windows Audio 9. The upside of these is that you know the codecs, and they'll play in the Windows Media Player. The downside is that they are slightly larger, and slightly lower quality.

    Graphic Response
    • Kelly Lynch showing brief breast and bum views in scenes from "Homegrown" (1998).

    Be sure to pay Graphic Response a visit at his website.

    Crimson Ghost
    NOTE: We currently have to do all of our movie files in zip format. Instead of viewing them online, save the zip files to your hard drive in the directory of your choice, un-zip and play from there.

    Today from the Ghost...some assorted video clips. Zipped .wmv's as usual.

    • French Canadian actress Guylaine St-Onge bares breasts and bum while she rides a dude in a scene from the direct-to-vid flick, "One Way Out" (2002), starring Jim Belushi, Jason Bateman and Angela Featherstone.

    • Judith Hoag, topless in an after sex scene from the made for HBO series "Carnivāle".

    • Melora Walters showing off her silly-cones in scenes from "Desert Saints" (2002). Partial side/rear views in #1, full topless views during a love scene with Kiefer in #2. (1, 2)

    DeadLamb's lates batch of excellent HDTV 'caps featuring the skin of prime time network TV.

    Amanda Bynes The young star of the WB series "What I Like About You" wearing a skimpy, 70's era Cher costume for the Halloween episode. Here's a bonus pic of Bynes with the 70's era Cher wig and her very own Sonny to complete outfit.

    Annabella Sciorra
    (1, 2)
    Dominique Swain
    (1, 2, 3, 4)

    From the made for TV movie "The Madam's Family: The Truth About Canal Street Brothel". Sciorra shows some cleavage and Swain wears several slutty outfits :-) Swain #3 shows the most skin.

    Kelly Ripa The morning talk show host and actress shows just a hint of an upskirt undies peek as she does some high kicks and other assorted running and jumping in scenes from a recent episode of "Hope & Faith".

    Natashia Williams The former Wonderbra model showing off legs and cleavage in scenes from an episode of "She Spies".

    Rhona Mitra Mitra showing cleavage while dressed up in the classic "Robin" costume from the Halloween episode of "Boston Legal".

    Rosie Perez Yup, you guessed it...even more cleavage. Here is Perez on Leno.

    Kari Wuhrer
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)

    The long time Fun House favorite and B-movie actress extraordinaire. Here she is as a topless blonde in scenes from "An Occasional Hell" (1996).

    Nikki Cox Cox showing some cleavage, wearing a skirt and shaking her money maker in scenes from Monday night's episode of "Las Vegas".

    Halle Berry Excellent 'caps by DeadRed of the scene that really made Halle's's the famous toplessness from "Swordfish" (2001).

    Nicole Kidman
    (1, 2, 3)

    Marvin 'caps of the red haried mega-star before baring all in scenes from 1991's "Billy Bathgate", starring Dustin Hoffman. Bruce Willis and Steve Buscemi both have small roles, but their talent wasn't put to use in this slow moving, not-bad-but-not-that-good gangster movie.

    Teri Hatcher
    (1, 2)
    Eva Longoria
    (1, 2, 3, 4)

    Hatcher shows some pokies and Longoria simply looks gorgeous in scenes from a recent episode of the ABC hit series, "Desperate Housewives".

    Sasha Alexander The über-cute brunette showing off her flexibility in a gratuitous "use sex-appeal for ratings" scene from the CBS series "Navy NCIS". Or as I like to call it...CSI-Lite.

    Muriel Montossé aka Vicky Adams. Here she is showing frontal nudity in scenes from the Jesus Franco movie, "Juego sucio en Casablanca" (1985).

    Elizabeth Gracen
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

    Señor Skin 'caps of the former Miss America (1982) turned actress that Bill Clinton had sex with while he was still Governor of Arkansas. Here she is showing brief breast and pube views in scenes from "Lower Level" (1992).

    Pat Reeder
    Pat's comments in yellow...

    Slit Me, Baby, One More Time - Britney Spears is feuding with Chucky. She wouldn't let "Hit Me, Baby, One More Time" be used in a sex scene between two demonic dolls in "Seed of Chucky." The makers retaliated with a trailer showing Chucky running a Britney lookalike's car off the road and cackling, "Oops, I did it again!" After another legal threat, the trailer now includes the disclaimer, "Britney Spears does not appear in this film."

  • That's the best reason to see it in the entire trailer.
  • Neither does her voice, so it's kind of like a Britney Spears concert.
  • They considered it, but Britney doesn't have enough acting talent to appear in a "Chucky" movie.
  • There should be a warning label on every film Britney DOES appear in.
  • Britney and Chucky shouldn't fight because they have so much in common: they're both plastic, they're both hollow, they're both pure evil...

    Full Service PR Agency - In a Vanity Fair article on the weirdest gossip of the past 28 years, a former editor said Kirstie Alley once made her publicist, who was breastfeeding, wetnurse Alley's pet possum. The woman was afraid of the possum's teeth, so she squeezed some breast milk into a bottle for it. She said the publicist confirmed that she did it and "I'm proud of it."

  • She got a raise...She called it "milk money."
  • It wasn't that unusual: she's a publicist, so her own offspring was a weasel.
  • For Hollywood PR agents, letting the client squeeze your breasts is part of the job.