Shredder (2003) is a straight to vid snowboarding teen slasher film. Having said that, the plot summary is probably unnecessary, as the usual cliches are all present. A group of college students goes to spend a few days at a closed ski resort that one of their father's is planning on buying and developing. They are warned away, and, when people start dying, the fun starts.

The high point is breast exposure from Holly Towne during the first of two sex scenes in the film. Of course, she is the first to die. The low point is the other sex scene, and the shower scene with Lindsey McKeon, where you can see the Band-Aid patches over her nipples. The special effects are incredibly cheap and cheesy, and the red herrings are way overdone. This is barely a C-.

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  • Holly Towne (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)

    Pretty Baby (1978)

    The two factors that make movies great are atmosphere and pacing. It is not difficult to write an interesting story, or to hire competent actors, or even to create interesting people, but it is very difficult to place everything in the right context - sights, sounds, texture, and the most difficult element of atmosphere, tone. It is even more difficult to master pacing, to reach the point that great directors reach, where audiences would not want their movies a minute shorter or longer, and the audience members never find their attention drifting.

    Atmosphere and pacing.

    If atmosphere were 100% of the game, Louis Malle would be Orson Welles, Kurosawa, Kubrick, and Bergman rolled into one. But it isn't. And he's not.

    If you look at still captures from Louis Malle's films while listening to the soundtrack, you'd think he must be the greatest director of all. He isn't.

    He is a master of tone and texture, but the man has no sense of pacing at all. You sit and watch this movie liking the characters, finding the premise intriguing, admiring the period reproduction, dazzled by the beauty of the photography, and falling asleep. Sometimes the feeling that overcomes you is worse than drowsiness. It is embarrassment. You see those actors on the screen, and they seem to be wondering why the scene hasn't ended yet, and guessing what they should do next. They never seem to know how quickly to respond to their cues, and they always seem to be looking around, wondering why the camera is on them when they are merely observing the real action, which is transpiring elsewhere. If they were in a home movie, they'd be pointing Uncle Bill to the true cynosure - "no, point the camera over there, not here".

    I'm giving you the wrong impression. Louis Malle is not a bad director. He's a very good one who should have been great but just seemed to be missing the final ingredient. How can you make a film about a 12 year old prostitute soporific, even though it is beautiful to look at, and the soundtrack is sexy and appropriate?

    I don't know, but he did it. It is still worth watching, but you'll be haunted with the feeling that it should have been so much more. The film has so many strengths that you should watch it if you have any interest in artistic historical dramas, but be fairly warned the whole is less than the sum of its parts.

    • Susan Sarandon (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)





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    Hot pic of the day!
    WOW! Mary-Louise Parker bares all 3 B's in scenes from last night's episode of the HBO mini-series "Angels in America"!

    'Caps and comments by Spaz:

    Trailer Park Boys season 1 & 2 DVD set
    One of the hottest Canadian cult properties available only from Canada! This franchise started from a zero budget short and then developed as a low budget television pilot. On a cold sell the producers managed to have this green lighted for a television series on Showcase Canada where it quickly gained a cult following. One of the TPB's biggest fans outside Canada is Kid Rock (who dated upscale Canadian trailer park hoe Pamela Anderson).

    The two season DVD set is pack full of features and extras. Despite the adult content there is almost no nudity except for a stripper in the background of a real life strip club. But with the explicit language, gunplay and drugs this is has to be aired in the USA.

    Other Canadian stuff although some have US leads.

    "Payoff" (1991) (TV)
    Canadian drama with US leads Keith Carradine and Kim Griest. Unfortunately Keith Carradine shows more nudity then his co-star Kim Griest.

    • Kim Greist: silhouette striptease and partial breast exposure. (1, 2,
    • Suki Kaiser: sexy underwear in one her first roles.

    "Escape Clause" (1996) (TV)
    Mystery involving bondage, s&m and murder. US lead Kate McNeil shows a lot of skin considering this is a standard cable movie.

    Bad bad sci-fi horror. Starr Andreef shows some near breast and then wraps herself in a shear bedsheet.

    "The Michelle Apartments" (1995)
    Dark comedy with alot of sexual tension. Mary Beth Ruben's last movie.

    "Agency" (1980)
    Something to do with a modeling agency. No nudity.

    "Giant Mine" (1996) (TV)
    Real life Canadian drama with Tammy Isbell showing full dorsal nudity in a love scene near the end.

    "Melanie Darrow" (1997) (TV)
    Dreadful Delta Burke vehicle saved by Krista Bridges star spangled hooters.

    "Falling Through" (2000)
    International thriller. Russian actress Yekaterina Rednikova (aka Ekaterina Rednikova) has a rather tacked-in softcore sex scene.

    Toronto Film Festival (sept, 2003)
    Paparazzi pic of movie extra Nadja Anema almost falling out of her dress.

    'Caps and comments by PAL:

    Nothing new and/or interesting aired on TV here during the last week, so I recapped some already known scenes for Fun House viewing pleasure.

    • Christine Boisson, and exposed breast in scenes from "En Face".

    • Isabelle Huppert, topless and frontal nudity in "Violette Nozière" (1, 2)

    • Lucy Liu playing a topless dancer in scenes from "City Of Industry".

    • Karina Lombard see-thru breast and bum views in "Exposé".

    • German actress Sissi Perlinger topless in "Der letzte Kurier".

    Crimson Ghost
    'Caps and comments by Crimson Ghost:

    First up today...the Skinemax flick "Sex Files: Ancient Desires" (2000).

    • Collages of Amber Newman topless and gettin' it on. (1, 2)
    • Amber again, large single frames this time. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

    • Collages of Regina Russell having a bunch of pseudo-sex. Breasts, plus brief bum and pube glimpses. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
    • More Regina in single frame 'caps. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

    • Collages of Jenna Bodnar showing breasts of course, plus brief bum and pube views. (1, 2, 3)
    • Jenna Bodnar, larger single frames. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

    • Caroline Key Johnson

    • Daria Derly

    • Griffin Drew, all 3 B's. (1, 2, 3)

    • Zoe more triple B performance from "Sex Files: Ancient Desires". (1, 2, 3)

    Next up...some material not from "Ancient Desires". Instead, here are some 'caps from the 1981 classic, "Cannonball Run".