TV Round-Up

Showtime's Shameless premieres on January 9th. It's the American version of a popular Brit series from Channel 4. The premiere episode is floating around in a preview, and Emmy Rossum shows some skin. There's even better news: the preview is in HD!

Emmy Rossum clips, s1e1, Shameless. (Samples below)


  • * Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe).

  • * White asterisk: expanded format.

  • * Blue asterisk: not mine.

  • No asterisk: it probably sucks.


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season 1 (2004)


episode 10

Edie Dearing film clip (samples below)







Johnny's comments:

Fran is an obscure 1985 drama (I'm surprised it made DVD. Not high quality though) about a mother of three who loves her children, but is not a very good mother. Her absent husband comes home one night and finds that she has snuck out to a bar and left the kids at home alone. After hitting her, he leaves her for good. Unperturbed, Fran continues to go out, fobbing her kids off on her impotent friend as she finds a new beau Jeff, a bartender and hooks up for a few days. After spending some time with Jeff, their relationship develops, but the two are looking for a break from the kids, so they fob them off on Fran's sister and go on a getaway for a few days. Four weeks later, Fran is told that her kids are in the care of the government. Distraught, she desperately tries to get them back.

Not an easy film to watch as the lead character is a tough sell. Noni Hazlehurst plays her quite well but what you think of Fran will determine whether you will like this film. By the way, I was sympathetic to Fran to a point but from the holiday on I lost complete patience with her.

Noni Hazlehurst film clips. Collages below.




Amy Adams in The Fighter (opens wide Friday)

Amber Heard

Anna Friel classics

Michea Crawford

Helen Flanagan nipple slip

Bonnie Nielson in Cannibal Girls (1973)

Mira Pawluk in Cannibal Girls (1973)

Julie Thilpot in Cannibal Girls (1973)

Randall Carpenter in Cannibal Girls (1973)


 New Film Clips

Alba Rohrwacher in Cosavoglio (2010; sample below)

Svetlana Ivanova in I Love You, Moscow (2010; sample below)

The women of Krankheit der Jugend (2010; samples below each)

Janin Stenzel

Nora Huetz

Stella Hilb


Vintage Film Clips

Saffron Burrows in Welcome II the Terrordome (samples below)

Tove Maes in Ditte Menneskebarn (1946!!; sample below)