Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005):
None of the work below is my own, but I'm collecting it all here in
one place, since I've already reviewed the film, which is still in
theaters. I liked
it a lot.
Here are several collages of Michelle
Monaghan done by various people. The last one, from LC, also
includes two other women from the movie, Tanya Reichert
and Shannyn Sossamon
Finally, here is a
zipped .wmv of the
I found this on Usenet. It appears to be
dancing around in a drug-addled frenzy. (Zipped
Here's a non-nude of Charlize Theron that you may
your tenth anniversary.
In regards to
FANTASM COMES AGAIN, Angela Menzies-Wills was something of a
70s/early 80s soft-core movie icon in Australia. She appeared
nude in FELICITY (1979) and COMING OF AGE (1986), and also had
small roles in sex romp PACIFIC BANANA. I was always
disappointed she did so little (i.e. no nudity) in FCA.
Speaking of FCA,
it's been released on a double-feature DVD with the original
FANTASM by Umbrella Entertainment in Australia (you're probably
well aware of that already). Umbrella's released a bunch of
obscure-but-classic 70s Aussie movies in recent years including
PACIFIC BANANA, THE TRUE STORY OF ESKIMO NELL (both soft-core
sex comedies), and horror flicks like THE CARS THAT ATE PARIS
and LONG WEEKEND. It's nice to see those gems again, all with
great special features.
PS Here are
some pics of Angela Menzies-Wills from COMING OF AGE (taken off
the videotape so quality is average). IMDb.com claims it's a
1986 movie, but I swear it came out in the early 80s.
Colbert counts down the top five threats of the week.
Colbert Report: Bring 'Em Back: Asian Edition. Should
Sun Tzu be resurrected or left a-molderin' in the grave?
Love this headline:
"Teen charged with having sex with dummy" ... shortly
after the dummy directed Oliver Twist. Wouldn't you like
to see how that law is worded? (It was actually a boy
teen, and he was really charged with indecent exposure.)
That was some dress Mariah wore at the American Music
The Exorcism of Evan Rose. (The Catholic Chiurch
performs a ritual to drive the evil spirit of Bill Cosby
from a college guy.)
Harry Potter has the biggest Friday, the biggest Saturday,
and the biggest Sunday in British film history.
- It took in about $25.5 million over the weekend,
which is stronger than its U.S. performance. The
population of the USA is almost exactly five times that
of the UK (295 million version 59), so Potter's
performance in the UK is equivalent to more than $125
million for a weekend in the USA. No film has ever
reached that high in the States. The record is about
News bulletin ...
It turns out that Joaquin Phoenix's brain is not being
eaten by a frog. We now return you to our regular
Three clips from Down to the Bone, a drama about
co-dependent recovering addicts.
The trailer for Sophie Scholl - The Final Days
- "The true story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi
heroine is brought to thrilling life in the multi-award
Cindy Crawford on the cover of Maxim, three months shy of
her 40th birthday.
If you haven't seen it yet, here is the space parody
film called ...
Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning. Originally from a bunch
of crazy dudes in Finland, it has become kind of a
co-operative project and has been translated into many
Here's a photo for your office caption contest - Pam
Anderson, soccer mom.
Letterman's Top Ten Thoughts Going Through George W.
Bush's Mind When He Encountered That Locked Door
- 8. "Wish I'd thought of an exit strategy"
- 7. "It was easier to get out of the national guard"
Letterman's Top Ten Things You Don't Want To Hear At A
The Christina Aguilera Wedding Dress
Record-breaking Potter lifts foreign film business
This week's movies (1500 screens):
In The Mix - no advance reviews. (This is Usher's
This week's movies (3000 screens):
Yours, Mine, & Ours - 33% positive reviews Hollywood
Reporter and Variety also split on this one!!
This week's movies (2100 screens):
Just Friends - 67% positive reviews.
- Variety and Hollywood Reporter split yet again.
- This 67 percentage has to go down, I believe. I was
going to go to this movie because Ryan Reynolds usually
makes me laugh, but the online clips were so abysmal and
the slapstick so predictable that I resolved to stay
home and clean my glasses instead.
This week's movies (2300 screens):
Rent - 73% positive reviews. Again, Variety and
Hollywood reporter split.
This week's movies (1500 screens):
Ice Harvest - 75% positive reviews. Variety and
Hollywood Reporter offered one thumb up, one down.
The Weekend Warrior's Box Office Predictions for
- The film landscape will be completely overhauled on
Friday. Based on this forecast, the top ten will include
five new movies plus a major expansion of Pride and
Prejudice to 1100 screens.
- On the other hand, he does not believe that P&P or
any of the five new contenders will crack the top three!
(Potter is obviously firmly ensconced in #1)
Angelina Jolie is now a citizen of Cambodia, and has a
Nasal Spray Arouses Women's Desire To Have Sex In Minutes
Dave Barry's Blog: IT IS A MIRACLE THAT THE HUMAN RACE
MANAGES TO SURVIVE, CONSIDERING ONE OF THE GENDERS
- SERIOUS WARNING FROM DAVE: "Do not click this link
at work. Or at home, if you have a shred of human
decency. The fact is, you should not click this link at
all. Probably you should unplug your computer right
Stephen Colbert talks to Tim Robbins
The first clip from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion,
the Witch and the Wardrobe
The teaser for DOA Dead or Alive
- "A feature adaptation of Tecmo's bestselling game
franchise 'DOA: Dead or Alive'. The movie centers on
four female fighters in a competition to the death on an
- Oh, joy. Oh, rapture. A video game adapted to a film
featuring Eric Roberts? I am so there.
BUSH ISSUES OFFICIAL PRESIDENTIAL LIST OF THINGS TO BE
THANKFUL FOR ... "Not Talking to CIndy Sheehan" High
On the List
Rio de Janeiro officials have moved to ban postcards of
bikini-clad women ... because they give off the wrong
impression. The officials want people to go to Rio for a
different reason, that being ... um ... er ...
Red Wings' Fischer suffers seizure, given CPR during a
Gwen Stefani falls out of her top at the 2005 MTV Awards
Mamie van Doren is 74, and still flashing her boobs in
public. (And she looks pretty damned good for someone
whose career peaked in the Eisenhower administration!)
There are more free vids and pics on the site as well.
PIRELLI CALENDAR - OFFICIAL SITE
Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format.
Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.
Baby Tramp (1975)
Baby Tramp (1975) is the third of a trilogy directed by Joe Sarno,
produced by Chris D. Nebe, and starring the Swedish bombshell, Marie Forsa.
Like the first two, it was shot in Germany, but in English. Producer Nebe
felt potential International sales would be higher if it was made in
English. He did have the original performers do a German dub. Neither Nebe
nor Sarno wanted to make a hard core film, which they consider cinematically
boring (I agree), yet they wanted the sex scenes to be believable. They
decided that the sex scenes would all be real, but shot to avoid the actual
penetration, and with no money shots.
To make sure their actors were "up" to the task, they hired Harry Reems
as the male lead, and Eric Edwards for the other male part. It was fairly
common then to have a so called soft X version of hard core films, often
only 10 minutes shorter than the XXX versions, As far as I know, this is the
only X film shot intentionally to be a soft X. The film was shot in Nebe's
upscale Munich apartment, and the Sarnos stayed there in a guest room. The
other residents of the building, rather than being upset, showed up to watch
the sex. It was shot in 35 mm, so there was a large crew, and the sex scenes
were done without clearing the set. According to Nebe, and what I saw,
orgasms were real, and Reems really outdid himself.
The story is simple. Forsa lives with her aunt and uncle on a farm, but
other than sex with her boy friend, Erik Edwards, she is bored to death and
anxious to see the world, so she hitches her way to Munich. Along the way,
she is picked up by a lingerie salesman, then Harry Reems, who is a
nightclub owner and a major heartbreaker. He moves in woman after woman,
soon tiring of them, and moving on to the next. Forsa becomes his flavor of
the week. She falls for him, but suffers the same fate as numerous other
It was almost as if this story was about the Reems character, although I
am certain it was written to focus on Forsa. Reems demonstrated all of his
sexual prowess in probably the hottest sex I have seen on screen, and is
often dripping with sweat by the end of a scene.
Forsa shows everything, as do several other actresses. Unfortunately,
there was no way to correlate cast members with characters.
Unfortunately, by 1975, soft core was becoming old news, replaced by hard
core and direct to video, or the film would have done much better. It is
rated 6.1 at IMDb, and has been released under numerous titles in different
versions, including a XXX one (with hard core inserts) that was not approved
by Sarno or Nebe. In the Seduction Cinema set of three films, it is called
Butterflies. This is a C+, as probably the best soft X film I have seen.
Today we have a variety of actresses in various
states of undress.
In Une Femme ou Deux (1985)
Sigourney Weaver shows breasts and maybe a bit
more to Gérard Depardieu. The film also
stars Dr. Ruth and is not available on DVD anywhere as far as I know. The
movie only aired late last night on German TV, so I still haven't had time to
see what is all about. I didn't know Sigourney and Gérard were so fluent in
In The Private Life of Samuel Pepys
Lou Doillon, Jane Birkin's youngest daughter, bares her breasts in bed
with her lover. At the end of
clip 2 her lover leaps out of bed shouting
"Jane". I hope for Lou he wasn't calling her mother.
In Robert Aldrich's Choirboys (1977) we
have Phyllis Davis shaking her big'uns (1,
2 ), with pastied nipples too, to two
police officers. I don't think this one is available on DVD either.
I am sad to say that there isn't much to write
about Rome (2005) - Episode 4: Stealing from Saturn. Since there is
no female nudity, this episode might interest straight women and gay men
though, as Mark Anthony can be seen in all his full frontal glory in his
courtyard. Plotwise not much is happening. Caesar has entered Rome and tries
to buy his way into power without bloodshed. The gold from the treasury that
Titus Pullo handed over to him is very welcome. That's about all, except for
some trivia, that happens in this episode that dragged along for 55 minutes.
Maybe I'll have better luck with next week's episode.
To conclude my contribution this short clip of a
naked Elizabeth Shue in the warm and human drama Molly might make a
nice addition to Monday's Fun House.