I'm taking some "working vacation," which means I'm still at my
desk, but only 6-8 hours a day instead of 16. So I should be here with
This film clip is an excellent little bit of nudity from Paulina
Porizkova, in a lesbian scene with Annabeth Gish in
Knots. Even the
nudity-shy Gish shows a bit of her bum. (Zipped .avi)
This is the best picture I have seen of Alexandra Kerry (John
Kerry's daughter) in her see-through dress.
The 100 Funniest Jokes of All Time
- "L.A. is so celebrity-conscious, there's a
restaurant that only serves Jack Nicholson -- and when
he shows up, they tell him there'll be a ten-minute
Probably WAY more than you'd ever want to know about
Mariah Carey Wins Big at Vibe Awards
Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori is plotting his
next presidential campaign from a jail cell in Chile
AFI's 100 YEARS...100 HEROES & VILLAINS
- They picked Atticus Finch as the top hero, followed
by Indiana Jones, James Bond, and Ric Blaine.
- They chose Dr. Lecter as the top villain, followed
by Norman Bates, Darth Vader, and the Wicked Witch of
- The page also includes links to their other Top 100
The trailer for Hoodwinked, "the true story of Little
Red Riding Hood."
- In the re-telling of this classic fable, the story
begins at the end. Chief Grizzly (Xzibit) and Detective
Bill Stork (Anthony Anderson) investigate a domestic
disturbance at Granny's (Glenn Close) cottage, involving
a karate-kicking Red Riding Hood (Anne Hathaway), a
sarcastic wolf (Patrick Warburton) and an oafish
Woodsman (Jim Belushi). The charges are many: breaking
and entering, intent to eat, wielding an axe without a
license, but these unusual suspects have their story to
"Cardboard Box Added to Toy Hall of Fame"
Family Guy shows the outtakes from the Osama bin Laden
Fans of nature cinematography should enjoy A Magical Fall,
a three minute tribute to Autumn.
Fascinating, obscure WW2 vestige:
The Thames Estuary Army Forts
THEORY OF DUMB DESIGN MAY EXPLAIN PAT ROBERTSON ...
Televangelist's Brain, Mouth Elude Other Theories, Experts
WWE Rasslin' Star Eddie Guerrero Dies, aged 38.
18 free video clips of Jaime Pressly nekkid.
Best exam answer ever
Weekend box office results, Nov 11-13.
- Chicken Little really kicked ass. It took in more
than the next two films added together, lost only 20% of
its audience from last week, and finished about 20%
ahead of predictions.
- While the three major releases had tepid results,
Pride and Prejudice was received warmly in arthouse
distro. It finished in the top ten, despite being
limited to 215 screens, by taking in an impressive
$13,000 per screen.
- Get Rich or Die Tryin' finished a disappointing
fourth, well below the range of expectations established
by the predictions.
- The second place spot, and the rule of the new
releases, went to the kiddie sci-fi flick, Zathura.
- Zathura, however, was a tepid performer and finished
at the lower end of its range, despite good reviews,
- ... Derailed finished at the upper end of its range,
despite bad reviews. Go figure.
- Overall, the weekend finished 15% below the same
weekend last year. Industry observers feel that this may
be the last negative weekend for a while, based on their
hopes that the boy wizard will work his magic on next
weekend's box office.
High IQ in childhood tied to longer life, thus
explaining why Mozart died at 35.
Ah, the little ones. How they grow!
Steve Dallas is 50 years old?
Al-Qaeda calls Queen an "enemy of Islam," especially
"We Are The Champions."
Kansas Education Board requires flat earth curriculum
Astro Pic o' the Day- Lunation seen in animation
MIT grads write a computer program that predicts the
success of pop music.
- "If it sounds far-fetched, consider this: the system
has been predicting Billboard hits with surprising
accuracy over the past several months. While people may
think their musical tastes are unpredictable and
whimsical, they are actually quite traceable, Mr.
A man's Google Searches are used to establish his intent
in a murder case.
U.S. Army developing combat chewing gum.
Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format.
Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.
"Fiend of Dope Island"
Fiend of Dope Island (1961) is a B & W crime drama. A man is growing and exporting pot from a tropical island he rules with a bullwhip and a bad temper. He tricks a dancer into a "booking" on his island. The dancer. played by "The Yugoslavian Bombshell" Tania Velia, arrives to find she has been tricked, and is there strictly for his entertainment. She arrives on a boat with a cargo of guns for some scheme that will make him a million. His cadre of reluctant followers finally have enough of him, and Velia finds true love, and a home.
Velia shows breasts in three different scenes. IMDb readers have this at 5.1. It is a shame it was in B & W, as it looks like it was a beautiful location. This, other than the nudity, plays like a typical B film from the era. In other words, nothing memorable, but not badly done. The genre is old B movies, and this is a C.
Naked Encounters (2004) is a soft core murder mystery staring Jadra Holly as the owner-operator of an interesting private investigation service. She researches women for wealthy clients, so they can make the best possible impression on the first date. For this, she and her partner, who handles the gadgets, make an obscene amount of money. When one of their clients turns up dead, the two try to solve the crime.
Jadra Holly, Dee as a lingerie designer, Cytheria as a satisfied date of the first customer, and Monique Alexander as the date of the dead man all show full frontal and rear nudity.
The plot is better than the genre norm, as is the acting. Sex scenes show variety, and some are intercut, which also helps keep them from being boring. Photography is straight forward, but with no distracting lighting tricks, and the music is not obtrusive. Many of you will figure out whodunnit before we are told, but that is also true of many mainstream films. This is a C+, as a solid genre effort with plusses.
'Caps and comments by Dann:
"Ken Park" (Uncensored)
What's a normal family? You may be wondering as you watch this controversial 2002 teen drama about California skateboarders and their dysfunctional families. Then again, you may never get to watch it, since it hasn't been released in the U.S., although it's an American production. It's also been banned in several countries, but it was released on an English language Dutch/French sub-titled PAL DVD in parts of Europe. It's very explicit, so if it ever makes it to U.S. distribution, it'll be cut to hell.
The story focuses on the lives of several teens, and their messed up home lives. Shawn is having sex with his girlfriend, but also with the girl's mother, while being friends with the girl's father. Claude's father is a violent and abusive drunk, while his mother, who is pregnant, blissfully ignores what is happening to Claude. Tate is a masturbation addict who lives with his grandparents. They give him no privacy, and his hate eventually explodes. Peaches has a dead mother and a father who is a religious fanatic. She is totally subservient to her father, yet has kinky sex with her friends when his back is turned. Ken, the title character, has gotten his girlfriend pregnant, and is overwhelmed and in deep despair over it.
This powerful drama pulls no punches. The sex scenes are explicit, as are the scenes of conflict and violence. It's well worth seeing, and carries a powerful message, but unfortunately, given the political climate in the U.S., you may never see it here.