I just watched two month-old recording of "Mumford" on my
TiVo. For one of my newer friends it's one of his all-time
favorite flicks. I owed it to him to watch it. There was
brief nudity, and of course I checked out what was in your
In the Feb 2, 2003 Fun House there were two "unknowns" who
can now be identified. I don't know what effort you put
into identifying any of the unknowns. I don't expect you
update old Fun House entries, but maybe you update
In the version I just saw there was another bit of
toplessness from Helene Cardona. Perhaps it was cut from
the DVD, but it's also possible OZ blinked and missed it.
I have a question for you.
Do you know where I can find clips of uncensored versions of
Drawn Together. I have seen the first episode, which
was OK, but I have heard that they have episodes that
involved nudity from Foxy Love and Princess Clara.
Scoop's reply: No idea! Anyone? Anyone?
Third party videos:
One of the most famous nude scenes in film
history: Paula Prentiss (zipped
.avi) in Catch-22 (Movie
This one is not as famous, but impressive.
Frankie Thorn (two
zipped .avis) in Bad Lieutenant. There's no Movie House
page for this one, so here's the low-down:
Keitel plays a bad cop, a really bad cop, who is a lost
soul. What vices are there? He has them. He ignores his
family, sexually exploits hookers, takes dope from dealers
instead of arresting them, shakes down criminals and lets
them go, plays peeping tom with a nun, sexually exploits
young girls that he stops for traffic violations, gambles,
cheats the gamblers, uses crack, mainlines heroin, drinks
constantly, is a racist, and calls Christ a "ratfuck" in
Church. Does that about cover it?
SPOILERS AHEAD: He simply can't grasp that a nun, raped
violently on the church altar, won't identify her
assailants, although she definitely knows them. She
understands their pain. She has forgiven them. Can this
corrupted man find a piece of his soul in the heart of the
nun? I don't know, but in an ambiguous ending, Keitel
figures out who did it, and instead of roughing them up or
turning them in, he puts them safely on a bus out of town
and tells them they're dead if they return. Then he sits in
his car waiting for the gamblers to kill him for his
Sound like your kind of movie? Personally, I hate it.
- If I were a cop who cuts corners, I would have found a
way to make the friggin' nun understand that whether she
forgives them is not material to whether she should turn
them in. I would have taken her to the morgue and shown
her a dead 12 year old girl and told her that the girl
seems to have been brutally raped and killed by the same
guys, and that the nun could have prevented it by turning
the guys right in. And that they left behind a note saying
they plan to rape and torture a virgin every day. And then
I would have said, "do you know who raped and killed that
girl? Not those deranged monsters who have no control over
their impulses, sister, but you. You did this to her by
leaving them on the streets. You may forgive them, sister,
but this little girl's parents aren't ready to forgive
you." To make it even worse, I would have told the coroner
to cut off the kid's head before I arrived. And then, for
emphasis, I would stress that the upcoming crimes would
come in the neighborhood where the nun's nieces and little
sisters live, and play with their puppies in the streets.
It would have all been lies on my part, but completely in
character for the Keitel cop, and they woudl have made the
nun sing like Sister Sourire.
- Talk about slow pacing. This movie is only 96 minutes
long, and could be cut by another 20 minutes without
losing anything. There must be 10 full minutes of
explicitly detailed drug use, and Keitel nodding off
afterwards. If you don't know how to use the latest drugs
(well, in 1992, anyway), here's where you can get some
tips. These scenes drag on and on and on pointlessly. If
nodding off is your favorite spectator sport, this movie
is your Superbowl. I drifted off to sleep a couple times
- Yes, Keitel's performance is as good as everyone has
said, but so what? Are you going to watch a movie to see a
demonstration of acting technique?
- Yes, the action has the gritty feel of complete
realism, like one of those real-life cop shows. So give
director Abel Herrera an A for technique, but watch
Offbeat story of the day:
Family who bought camera says it got pasta sauce
This is, more or less, how they put together a
Britney Spears album. (Random drum beats and
piano strikes edited into a song.)
Another look at the Pirelli Calendar
A very cool
Denzel Washington Impression
The lost episode of Seinfeld. (National
Lampoon. Funny Stuff.)
The trailer for Off the Black
- "'OFF THE BLACK' opens in NEW YORK and LOS
ANGELES on DECEMBER 8TH (and will open in
other major cities on the 15th). Starring
two-time Oscar nominee NICK NOLTE, TREVOR
MORGAN, Oscar winner TIMOTHY HUTTON, and Oscar
nominee SALLY KIRKLAND, 'OFF THE BLACK' is the
debut feature from writer/director JAMES
PONSOLDT. It premired at the SUNDANCE FILM
FESTIVAL and is being distributed by THINKFilm.
For more information, go to:
Eight clips from The Holiday, the rom-com
with Winslet and Cameron Diaz switching places
for the holidays
13 clips from Blood Diamond, DiCaprio's latest
Lindsay, Paris, and Britney - together at last
Bush: US Committed to Finding New Synonyms for
Civil War ... Launches Operation Noble
Here's a video version of Dave Barry's Christmas
Gift List For The Shopping-Challenged
Pot advocate envisions record with 3-foot joint
That's a bad thing?
UK supermarkets are criticised for selling beer
as cheap as water
Judge Rules On Dead Deer Sex
- I hate to be in the position of defending
a guy who fucks dead deer, but what business
is this of the government's?
BBC: "Online video 'eroding TV viewing'"
"Jessica Simpson has been left reeling by
rumours a sex tape starring her is about to be
leaked onto the internet"
Quiz yourself on a bundle of new slang.
The Pop Culture Palace is updated with the top
five songs of 1956, with videos for each song.
BUSHFELD: THE NEW SITCOM ABOUT NOTHING
- Y'know, Dick Cheney does look like George
The complete evolution of video games in 2
Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich have a drum-off in
Al-Jazeera Refuses to Air O.J. Special ...
'Not Up to Our Standards of Taste,' Says
- "O.J. Simpson certainly qualifies as a
delusional madman, which is the bread and
butter of our broadcast schedule," said Al-Jazeera
spokesman Hassan El-Medfaii. "Having said
that, 'If I Did It,' is not up to our
standards of taste."
Dave Barry's annual Christmas Gift Guide
"Skating nuns stick with singing"
- As opposed to ... chastity??
Wax museum night shifter gets caught with
naughty photos of him and the dummies
- Kissing a dummy is a crime in England? No
wonder Laura Bush never accompanies her
Is this the end of the United Kingdom?
The R-rated trailer for The Host
- "The talk of the 2006 Cannes International
Film Festival, 'The Host,' the latest film
from critically acclaimed visionary director
Bong Joon-ho, has already garnered a
substantial amount of international buzz.
Utilizing state-of-the-art special effects
courtesy of a creative partnership between
Weta Workshop ('King Kong,' 'The Lord of the
Rings') and The Orphanage ('Harry Potter and
the Goblet of Fire,' 'Sin City'), 'The Host'
is equal parts creature-feature thrill ride
and poignant human drama. Gang-du (Song
Kang-ho) works at a food-stand on the banks of
the Han River. Dozing on the job, he is
awakened by his daughter, Hyun-seo ( Ah-sung
Ko), who is angry with him for missing a
teacher-parent meeting at school. As Gang-du
walks out to the riverbank with a delivery, he
notices that a large crowd of people has
gathered, taking pictures and talking about
something hanging from the Han River Bridge.
The otherwise idyllic landscape turns suddenly
to bedlam when a terrifying creature climbs up
onto the riverbank and begins to crush and eat
people. Gang-du and his daughter run for their
lives but suddenly the thing grabs Hyun-seo
and disappears back into the river. The
government announces that the thing apparently
is the Host of an unidentified virus. Having
feared the worst, Gang-du receives a phone
call from his daughter who is frightened, but
very much alive. Gang-du makes plans to
infiltrate the forbidden zone near the Han
River to rescue his daughter from the clutches
of the horrifying Host..."
The Open Source geeks are not very happy with
the direction Firefox is headed.
Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format.
Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.
Ubalda, All Naked and Warm (1972)
Ubalda, All Naked and Warm (1972) or "Quel gran pezzo dell'Ubalda tutta
nuda e tutta calda" is an Italian sex farce staring Edwige Fenech and Karin
It is the middle ages, and Schubert's husband has been away fighting. He
has no doubt as to her virtue, however, as he had her fitted with a chastity
belt before he left. It so happens that the miller has the same method of
keeping his wife, Edwige Fenech, faithful as well. What the men haven't
considered is that the women have extra keys, as do their lovers. When the
husband comes home, in fact, Schubert has to sneak several lovers out of the
house. The miller and the soldier don't get along at all, but there is one
thing they agree on, they both fancy the other's wife. They work out a key
exchange agreement, but by now, there are so many keys neither is successful.
Ii a major sub-plot, our returning soldier keeps getting hit over the head,
mostly by a priest.
Edwige Fenech as Ubalda is frolicking around wearing nothing but her
chastity belt whenever Karin Schubert or Gabriella Giorgelli isn't.
IMDb readers say 6.3 based on few votes. There are no reviews available.
The transfer is very nice, however. If you like slapstick and non-stop nudity,
you might also enjoy this one. C-.
Today we finish off the rest of "Private Parts."
A cap & a zipped .wmv clip
of a topless Carrie Flaska in the back seat of a car.
Theresa Lynn shows off her "Big-uns" with caps and
a zipped .wmv clip.
Melanie Good gets naked and hits the suds with Howard Stern. Caps and
three zipped .wmv clips in
Mary McCormack played Howard's wife. No nudity in these caps and
a zipped .wmv clip, but
sexy and funny.
Dann reports on Dark Reality:
Horror movies are usually improbable or downright impossible, bloody,
scary, often silly, and sometimes funny. 2006's Dark Reality, while
it offers a lot of those elements, is also dark and disturbing, and it
definitely is possible, if not probable. It offers a look behind the
posters of missing girls that you often see, and is filled with physical
and psychological torture and forced drug usage. It's simply one possible
explanation for what might happen to some of these women.
The story involves five young women who are snatched from the streets,
chained up and imprisoned by a mystery man they call "The Freak", tortured
both physically and mentally, and eventually, one supposes, killed. Some
deaths are in the film, while others are assumed.
What made this film so good, while being a horrible and unpleasant
story, was the way it was made. Writer/Director Christopher Hutson
didn't actually write a script. Instead, he did an outline of the scenes
and the action, and the dialog was all improvisational. To make it more
realistic, the actors did not know exactly what was going to happen,
especially when the bad guy would appear and what he would do, so they
were forced to react to events. This made for a very dramatic and powerful
story that was extremely believable while not being formulaic.
As you might expect, a lot of dramatic lighting and filtering was used,
and in most cases, they went for a look that was almost black and white,
with just a tinge of color. This made it miserable to cap, but very
necessary to enhance the movie, so even though the collages are crap, the
content of the movie made it worthwhile to cap. While this is an extremely
unpleasant film to watch, it's also engrossing at the same time, and well
worth your time.
Carol Axler Turner
Notes and collages
The Celebrity Shower series continues
Linda Blair in Chained Heat
...the grain of VHS, the "artistic" shadows of the cinematographer: ignore
all that: here we have Ms. Blair's bounteous breasts....yippee...
Bev D'Angelo in National Lampoon's Vacation
...regarding this scene: if I had played that ("Psycho") practical joke
on my wife in her shower I would have slept on the couch for months...;
aside from that personal note, this is a great comedy/ rent it...