Honeybee (2001) is a by the numbers sports story with each and every one of the requisite plot points. Student drops out of school to pursue a sports career. Parents do their best to prevent it. After lots of hard work with a great coach, the athlete is ready for the world championship against a truly evil opponent, after having overcome some real problems. What makes it somewhat unique is that the athlete is a woman who becomes a boxer. Her father, a prominent attorney, does everything he can to get women's boxing outlawed. Along the way, her boyfriend finds a little sumpin' on the side with her training schedule. She walks in on the two of them, and boyfriend and blonde bimbo Jamie Poppingo run for their lives, and lock themselves in the bathroom. Her showdown match is against an undefeated woman who is known for fighting dirty, and who has been trying to seduce her for two years.

The film is barely mentioned at IMDB, and there are no reviews available. It played a handful of festivals. and is now available on DVD. While it explores no new ground, and the plot follows a predictable path, it does present some not often seen cultural influences, such as the ultra rich black family. For me, it was no better or worse than any similar sports story, although the breast and buns exposure from Poppingo was a plus. Senait Ashenafi of General Hospital fame played the title character. This is a C - a perfectly acceptable sports formula story.

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    "Trop belle pour toi"

    Trop belle pour toi (1989) is one of those incomprehensible French love stories, staring, naturally, Gérard Depardieu. It translates Too Beautiful for You. Depardieu is a successful BMW dealer, and married to the rich, beautiful and popular Carole Bouquet. Then Josiane Balasko comes to work for him as a temp. She is dumpy, but he is drawn irresistibly to her, and the two have an affair. He eventually breaks it of, but Bouquet dumps him. The end. It is not the plot elements that are hard to understand, but rather the point of the film. Much of the dialogue is delivered to the fourth wall, and nothing much remarkable happens. When the film ended, the question in my mind was "and?"

    Balasko shows a breast in exactly one from, when Bouquet pulls her sheet away. IMDB readers have this at 6.9 of 10. The film won 5 major César Awards, and Grand Prize of the Jury of Cannes. For a positive view of the film, you might want to try Ebert, who awarded 3 1/2 stars. There are not enough reviews for a Rotten Tomatoes score. Even though it won best picture in France, I can't give it more than a C. If you like French love stories, you might like this one.

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    Naked grannies today, screen icons Kim Basinger (48) and Isabelle Huppert (47). Despite the fact that I saw two widely-acclaimed films, this day was a chore for me, because they weren't my kind of films.

    8 Mile is the new Eminem movie. It is essentially identical to Rocky except that it finishes with a rap contest rather than a boxing contest. Amazingly enough, it was directed by Curtis Hanson of L.A. Confidential and Wonder Boys. Nobody can say he's in a rut. It doesn't have much on screen except rapping, so see it if you like rap, avoid it if you don't.
    • Kim Basinger. Nothing much to see, a dark top of her butt in the first, maybe a hint of nipple in the second. (1, 2)

    La Pianiste is the usual demented, ugly, sexually explicit arty French movie which is honored at the kind of pretentious film festivals attended by people who believe that misery is the highest form of art, except for suffering. Oh, and pretty red uniforms. And a fanatical devotion to the Pope. But what do I know? I'm the one guy who does expect the Spanish Inquisition, and is never surprised by its unannounced arrival.

    • Isabelle Huppert (1, 2, 3)
    • other demented French people doing hard-core stuff (1, 2)



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    • The yellow asterisks indicate that I wrote the review, and am deluded into thinking it includes humor.
    • If there is a white asterisk, it means that there isn't any significant humor, but I inexplicably determined there might be something else of interest.
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    • If there is no asterisk, I wrote it, but am too ashamed to admit it.

    Salma Nudity Day 2
    Another round of Salma Hayek bootleg 'caps from "Frida". Mr. Nude Celeb took the images from yesterday and did a little cleaning up, editing, and collaging. Cant wait for the DVD!

    An interesting collection from the master of fashion scans:

    Today's theme, Hollywood's expecting mothers. Not everyone's cup of tea, but the images are all tastefull and some are kinda arty too (Kelly Preston's pics).

    Nina Proll The Austrian actress topless in scenes from "Ternitz, Tennessee" (2000)

    Saskia Schwarz Topless, very nice full frontal views, and just a hint of bum in "Ein Starkes Team: Kinderträume".

    Catherine Flemming Breasts, bum and bush in several scenes from "Hunger - Sehnsucht nach Liebe" (1997).

    Patricia Arquette Another great collage by Dann featuring cleavage and topless 'caps from "True Romance".

    Kim Yates
    (1, 2, 3)

    One of the few all natural ladies of late-night cable...topless and in a lesbian scene from "The Model Solution", by Brainscan.

    Courteney Cox An excellent find by Mr. Skin...Cox looking fantastic in undies, garter and stockings from a pre-Friends episode of the HBO series "Dream On". From the episode: "Come And Knock On Our Door..." from 1992.

    Evelina Papantoniou
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)

    The beautiful Greek model posing topless for Nitro magazine. Thanks to Pentheus.

    Julie Bercot and Salomé Cox
    (1, 2, 3)

    Jade and Shania
    (1, 2)

    All 3 B's and plenty of lesbo lovin'. Dracul credits the movie as "Les Ensorceleuses", an French movie about 3 witches. Looks like the IMDb calls it De si "jolies sorcières"

    Pat Reeder
    Pat's comments in yellow...


    Truth Or Dairy - During a radio interview in Los Angeles, Madonna criticized ABC's "Good Morning America" for airing a story about the mom who was in trouble for still breastfeeding her 8-year-old son, with videotape of her nursing him. Madonna ranted, "Why is there a tape of this? I tell you, the world is collapsing...How dare 'GMA' play it? People have no morals, I swear to God, it's unbelievable...The things people do for ratings is unforgivable."

  • I could swear I once saw a photo of Madonna breastfeeding a 25-year-old Calvin Klein model.
  • Some people have no morals...and no memories.
  • She's just kicking herself that she didn't think of it first.
  • If you've ever seen Madonna's movies, you know she's an expert on things that suck.
  • And the things some mothers do to keep their breasts big!


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