Third party videos:

  • Here's the last few minutes of the Screech sex tape. (It's the infamous Dirty Sanchez). This is one of the very few sex tapes which is actually fun to watch, because Screech babbles through the whole thing, and he's fairly amusing. (zipped .avi)

  • La Lupa mannara - Annik Borel (6 avis zipped together) and Dagmar Lassander (2 avis zipped together)

  • Here's that amazing scene of Amy Smart having public sex with Stratham in Crank. (zipped .mpg) Sample captures below.



Pop Culture Palace continues the 1956 song countdown.
  • Songs numbered 6-10, including Ray Charles, Little Richard, Chuck Barry, Johnny Cash - with videos for every single one, most of them with live performances!! Some of my favorite songs, none of which I've ever before seen with videos. I love this site.


What's wrong with America was printed on the tag: Do not attempt to lift the front end of the chair while sitting down on it." (P.J. O'Rourke)


With picture: British angler lands 8-foot catfish.


"What will be the biggest breakthrough of the next 50 years? As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations we asked over 70 of the world's most brilliant scientists for their ideas. "


New passport rules affecting Canada, Mexico flights


Daily Box Office for Wednesday, November 22, 2006

  • It was rough sledding for the newcomers. Deja Vu debuted at a distant #3. Deck the Halls lost to three carry overs to finish #5. Tenacious D and The Fountain barely made a dent.


Letterman's Top Ten Things Overheard At The Late Show Thanksgiving Dinner


"Two employees of the city's ice skating rink have been fired for making a midnight fast-food run in a pair of Zambonis."

  • "An anonymous tipster reported seeing the two big ice-resurfacing machines chug through a Burger King drive-through "


"Where did the idea come from that the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden was an apple? Genesis just says 'fruit.'"


What's wrong with Blasphemy?

  • The co-author of Jerry Springer the Opera responds to the religious fanatics that protested his show.


Outcry as O.J. Simpson's book goes on eBay

  • "two copies are currently on eBay. Offers are currently reaching $222,000"


"Golfers teed off about toilets"


A promotional offer you can't refuse: "Share Prince Charles' bed, kitchen and toilet!"


The American theatrical trailer for Black Christmas


New clips from Spider-Man 3


Julian Beever's amazing pavement drawings  



Movie Reviews:

Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format. Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.





Freedom R.I.P. (1976)


Freedom RIP centers on a Detroit biker club.

The bikers are having a wedding on an abandoned farm. The police roust them, and most leave, but a young couple has sneaked off to a barn for sex. When a cop finds them, he pistol whips the guy, and then rapes the girl. She is taken to the hospital, and the cop tells her father it was done by bikers. The two of them recruit a big game hunter, and the three of them determine to kill all of the bikers.

Michael Nesmith (of Monkees fame) did the music.

Since the Detroit biker club was played by a Detroit biker club, Freedom RIP stands as probably the most authentic biker film ever made. Highlight scenes include the whole club being arrested, and passing a joint from cell to cell, and some of the most realistic gunshot wounds ever filmed. The film was actually released as Northville Cemetery Massacre against the wishes of the people who spent five years shooting it. Since it was filmed in 16 mm over such a long period, there are continuity problems, and the photography could be better. In addition, most of the cast consisted either of local actors or real bikers, so there was no danger of any best actor nominations. In fact, the director had to loop the lead character's dialogue, and got a then-unknown Nick Nolte to do the job. That said, it did exactly what it was trying to do. The intent of the filmmakers was to show the counter-culture just after Vietnam, and to show it accurately, and that it does.  It authentically portrays a bike club and the redneck reaction to them.

 This is a C+.  It is a truly forgotten movie that deserves a cult following.

IMDb readers say 5.7 based on 50 votes.


Jan Sisk, as the raped girl, shows breasts.



A Star is Born (1976)


Chances are most of you remember this Barbra Streisand remake of the 1937 classic, with Kris Kristofferson opposite her. The Golden Globes lumped it in the "comedy or musical" division, but IMDb says Drama/Musical/Romance, and that gives the true picture. It is a chick-flick with estrogen levels at near-record levels, earning a dreadful 4.8 from men at IMDb and a very respectable 6.9 from women. This 2.1 differential may represent the all-time estrogen champion. Even the legendary Dirty Dancing currently scores only 2.0 on this scale! A Star is Born belongs in the teeny-bopper sub-division of the chick-flick world, because the scores are inversely proportionate to age. (The younger the woman, the higher the score).

Kris plays a major rock and roll star on the way down as the result of too many tours, and too much booze and drugs. He is nearly unemployable and deep in debt. One night he staggers into a club and sees Barbara singing in a group called the Oreos (her back-up singers are both black). He realizes that she has the talent to make it. The two fall in love, marry, and she becomes a big star, while he continues his downward spiral in her shadow.

I loved some of Babs's earlier comedies like The Owl and the Pussycat,  For Pete's Sake, and What's Up Doc. She has some talent at slapstick, and mugs well for the camera, but her dramatic efforts are another story. Yentl, which she spent her own money on because nobody else would produce it, was a legendary flop. Even Funny Girl, for which she won an Oscar, left me cold. In short, I can enjoy her being funny, or singing, but not trying to do drama.

On the other hand, Streisand was at the top of her game musically here, and is on solid ground whenever she is singing. If you don't remember the film, I know you remember the theme song, Evergreen, with music by Barbara Streisand and lyrics by Paul Williams. If a song award existed in 1972, Evergreen either won it or was nominated for it. It won an Oscar, ASCAP and Golden Globes, and was nominated for BAFTAs and a Grammy.

Kris Kristofferson is one of those people that is always likable on screen, so if Kristofferson's laid-back charm, and Barbra's singing of award-winning music in excellent voice is enough for you, this new DVD release is one you may well want.  If only this wasn't a six-hankie tragic love story, I might have enjoyed it. The transfer is very nice, and it includes commentary from Miss Streisand as well as several deleted scenes.

We will call it a C as a musical romantic drama.



Barbara Streisand shows partial nipples in a love scene. (Collage 2)



 Marta Heflin, as a wannabe reporter, shows breasts.









We have a doubleheader today.

First the Time Machine traveled back to 1975 for caps of Susana Estrada as a topless "Babe in Bondage" in "Night of the Seagulls." Not a good ending for Susana.


Then back to the present we have the always-willing-to-take-off-her-clothes Tiffany Shepis being spied on in the shower before she is snatched by an evil monster in "Abominable. (Zipped .avi)







Here's a small video (zipped .avi) of a young Mathilda May from the rarely-seen "Scream of Stone" aka "La conquete de la peur." I will send a HQ version later, when I figure out the best way to send it.






The man from the future presents. The latest and greatest from films still in theaters.  (Not great quality, but all "first looks")

Abbie Cornish in A Good Year
Cindy Sampson in The Last Kiss
Debra McCabe in Saw III
Kerry Washington in The Last King of Scotland
Gwendolyn Bucci  in Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
Lynne Marie Stetson in Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
Marceline Hugot in Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
Nicole Kidman in Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
Rinko Kikuchi in Babel






Notes and collages

The Celebrity Shower series continues


Tawny Kitaen in Witchboard


...this film solidified my aversion to Ouija boards; a nicely done creepy B movie...




Jodie Foster in Backtrack









Ingaborga Dupkanaite in War

Victoria Smirnova in War

A very cool picture of Debra Wilson