TV Round-Up

Rani is a French series which aired this summer. Here are the first two episodes in 108Ohd.

Mylene Jampanoi in episode 1

Mylene Jampanoi in episode 2

  • * Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe).

  • * White asterisk: expanded format.

  • * Blue asterisk: not mine.

  • No asterisk: it probably sucks.


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Notes and collages

"Criminal Minds"


Paget Brewster

A couple of mid-80s genre films from the vault today.

Next of Kin


Next of Kin is a horror film (not the late 80s Patrick Swayze classic) about Linda (Jackie Kerin) who returns to her old home after the death of her mother. The house, which her mother ran as a retirement home, is on hard times and to add to the misery, the old folks are dropping off in mysterious ways. Also, all the workers seems to acting mysteriously and talking behind Linda's back. Linda is also having dreams from her past to an incident that happened in the house. She is convinced someone is killing the old folks, but no one believes her, not even her boyfriend (John Jarratt). So, it's up to Linda to find out what's going on before she becomes next. Heavily influenced by recently made The Shining (well, if there's anyone to be influenced by, it's Kubrick), this is a gem of a haunted house thriller with some absolutely surreal touches including that famous final shot. It is a genuinely creepy film like The Shining and has held up extremely well. Well worth a look if you can find it.

Jackie Kerin film clip. Collages below.

Incident at Raven's Gare


Incident at Raven's Gate is a sci-fi thriller from one of my favourite Australian directors, Rolf de Heer. It is set in South Australia and concerns a series of mysterious happenings in the local area. Eddie (Steve Vidler) is a former jailbird and still a bit of a troublemaker who lives with his brother Richard (Ritchie Singer) and his wife Rachel (Celine Griffin) working on their farm. Rachel has a major crush on Eddie, but Eddie resists while having a fling with a local barmaid (Saturday Rosenberg). Local hardnosed cop Skinner (Vincent Gil) wants to put Eddie away so that he can have the barmaid for himself. One night while Skinner chases Eddie, both cars stop dead in the middle of nowhere. This is the start of what is going to change everything for everyone. Eddie finally relents to Rachel's advances. Eddie sees bright lights in a neighbouring property that almost stops him dead. Eddie and Skinner tussle again, this time at the newly abandoned house down the road, this time, the bright lights bring mayhem which changes Skinner into some kind of psychotic creature. Richard finds out about Eddie and Rachel and even though they fight, they must band together to stop this thing. Interesting little alien incident thriller that's a little more arty than the usual (that Rolf de Heer for you), but isn't quite successful in conveying what exactly is going on. But there's something intriguing going on nonetheless.

Celine Griffin film clip. Collage below.

Saturday Rosenberg film clip. Low-res sample below.


Larisa Polonsky naked on stage at the Acorn Theater in Burning. Here is the NY Times review. And here is Blomberg's, which specifically addresses the nudity.

Lisa Maria Potthoff in Toedlicher Rausch (2011)

Julia Maria Koehler in Ob Ihr Wollt Oder Nicht (2011)

Brie Larson and unidentified in Tanner Hall (2011). Brie's dark  scene (below left) is a tease. The anonymous clip (see below right) shows some skin.

Stine Grabol in Reservedekk (2011) in 1080p

Ming Zhao in Let the Bullets Fly (2010) in 1080p

Amy Adams in The Fighter (2010) in 1080p

Jessica Lange in Blue Sky (1994)

Debi Sue Voorhees in Innocent Prey (1984)


Abigail Clancy sunbathing topless

90210, business as usual: AnnaLynne McCord's usual bathing suit shenanigans

Jennifer Nicole Lee working out in Miami

Blanca Suarez in The Skin I Live In in 1080hd

Elena Anaya in The Skin I Live In in 1080hd

Shannon Tweed in Electra


These are not exactly collages, nor fakes, nor screen grabs. They are legitimate images formed by combining multiple frames from a single scene, most likely from a slow pan.

Charlotte Rampling in Swimming Pool

Jo-Anne Knowles in Mile High

Kim Cattrall in Sex and the City, s6e12

Eva Green in the Dreamers (wow)