Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) and The Good,
the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
There is no nudity in these classic Sergio Leone Westerns, although
I was hoping to catch some. (Well, to be technical, Eli Wallach's ass
makes an appearance in TGTBaTU.) Both films have both been restored to
absolutely pristine condition for widescreen anamorphic DVDs, and they
look mah-velous. My comments are too extensive for this page,
considering they have nothing to do with nudity. If you care to read
them, they are here.
The closest either film comes to female nudity is the following
Claudia Cardinale material from Once Upon a Time. The fifth
collage does not include a nipple, although it seems possible.
That is an optical illusion caused
by a wayward piece of fabric. Sorry.
"The new Superman is giving movie bosses a headache - because of the
size of his bulge."
Global warming seems a lot worse if you're a polar bear.
Bad Santas run wild in Auckland
- I love this quote: "A police spokesman described it as fairly
average behaviour from an organised group of idiots."
- Who would have thought Reindeer Games was such a popular movie
in New Zealand?
Here is the original source for the assertion that the President
called the Constitution 'just a goddamned piece of paper'
- The quote has supposedly been corroborated by three anonymous
sources, presumably from the GOP leadership on the Hill, but in
any case three people alleged to have been present when the words
A Gallery of Hubble's Greatest Images
Garciaparra, Dodgers agree on a contract.
- The team just had the second-worst year in L.A. Dodger
history, so they are looking for help
- Nomar is only 32, and may be capable of returning to his peak
form. If so, the Dodgers made a helluva pickup, because he's a
terrific hitter and can fill in at almost any position. If not?
Well, it's only a one year deal.
No ham for Christmas: Muslim menu for Aussie hospital
- To me, the oddest thing about this article is this quote:
"We'll still make Christmas special – we've got prawns and all
sorts of other special treats." For people so senstiive to Muslim
dietary requirements, they really don't seem to be equally worried
about respecting the Jewish dietary laws.
VIDEO. What every women should give her man for Christmas?
"Bigger Jugs And A Shaved Pussy"
Check out this commercial for the 1970 Dodge Charger
The Backwards Bowler
Film Jerk's Early Report for December 18
- "This week's Early Report covers the 53 known new movies
opening in theatres or expanding their runs between Wednesday
December 21 and Friday January 27"
- Some outstanding photographic representations of the UK at
Famed military historian calls Iraq
"the most foolish war since Emperor Augustus in 9 BC sent his
legions into Germany and lost them".
- Wow - the silliest war of the entire Christian era? The
President should be proud. That covers a lot of ground. More
foolish than Crimea? More foolish than Napoleon's invasion of
Russia? More foolish than the Bay of Pigs invasion? More foolish
than The Children's Crusade? Sillier than the Honey War of 1839?
More foolish than Italy's two wars with Ethiopia? (Hell, I think
the first one was actually called The Extremely Foolish War, and
we even kicked its sorry ass!)
Robert Novak leaving CNN
- The Douchebag of Liberty (aka The Prince of Darkness) will be
making the move to PBS.
- Nah, I'm just fuckin' witcha! Fox News, of course.
US cinema legend Woody Allen said he is a 'mediocre' director of
- "People think I'm an intellectual because I wear glasses and
they think I'm an artist because my films lose money".
- Woody is not exhibiting false modesty. He genuinely thinks
that is a fair self-assessment. He's way too hard on himself, of
course. He's not exactly Robert Rodriguez in the visual
imagination department, but his limitations as a director are more
than offset by his writing abilities. The man has been nominated
for "best screenplay" something like 13 times, so I think it's a
safe conclusion that he knows his way around a script.
- And, well, he's also been nominated as the best director four
times, winning for Annie Hall. I really like what he did as a
director in some films, like Zelig, Manhattan, and The Purple Rose
of Cairo. Both Annie Hall and Manhattan are rated among the IMDb
- Summing up his giant filmography as "mediocre", Allen said
"Match Point" (2005), "Husbands and Wives" (1992) and "The Purple
Rose of Cairo" (1985) were "three films of mine that are good
films. Those are good films by anybody's standards".
Shock. The Colts lose!
- The win was critical to the Chargers, who are batting
desperately for the sixth and final AFC playoff spot. (According
to the CBS playoff update, if the season ended right this minute,
the Chargers would lose that spot to the Steelers on a
Weekend Box Office Results, December 16-18, 2005
- Kong was off about $13 million from the predictions we
normally cite, although other industry sources had pegged it even
higher. The sum of the top ten was off by the same thirteen
- I think it is entirely possible to make too much of Kong's
underperformance. This weekend was 22% AHEAD of the same weekend
last year, and that's something which probably should be viewed as
half-full rather than half-empty. Perhaps one might conclude that
the predictions were just too high all around, and that it was not
reasonable to expect $100-$120 million from Kong and Narnia,
during a weekend which produced only $99 million from all of the
top twelve films added together in 2004! If Kong and Narnia had
actually churned out $120 million together, as some optimists
thought, this weekend would have beaten last year by 60%. To be
honest, I just don't know how much of Kong's "underperformance
relative to expectations" is attributable to Kong, and how much is
attributable to the expectations.
- Looking at it another way, the Konger took in $50 million on
his opening weekend. Opening at the same time of year in 2001, The
Fellowship of the Ring took in about $47 million against much
easier competition than that faced by Kong. Ticket prices are
higher now, so Kong sold fewer tickets than Fellowship, but it is
fair to say that Kong approximately matched Fellowship, which went
on to gross nearly a billion world-wide.
- Brokeback Mountain broke forward substantially this week.
Although not expected to crack the top ten, it finished eighth
overall, despite being in only 69 theaters. It accumulated a
whopping $34,000 per screen. Memoirs of a Geisha also fanned its
way into the top twelve, with $23,000 per screen on 52 screens.
- Although it could not match Kong hype-for-hype, the week's
other opening, The Family Stone, did not get ignored by
moviegoers. It did well, grossing 30% above expectations, with
about $13 million in some 2400 theaters.
Approximately 1000 Anne Hathaway screencaps from Havoc,
including all the good stuff
Time names Bono, Bill and Melinda Gates Persons of Year
- They just didn't say which year
"Ladies' Man: Kong and his women."
Michael J Nelson has finally been given his ultimate vehicle: the
commentary track for a colorized version of PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE.
Mike is the MST3000 guy. Don't miss his review of 90s monkey movies.
Top Science Stories of 2005
The Worst Cars of 2005
Tera Patrick Topless in Howard Stern's Tickle chair
The new heavyweight champ is seven feet tall and weighs 323. He's
- He's a Russian, and he will crush you.
- Seriously, the crowd thought he should have lost the decision,
but I suppose everybody would be rooting for the guy who is a foot
Jack Anderson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning muckraking columnist died
Saturday. He was 83.
- Anderson took over Drew Pearson's column when that pioneer
- You know he had to be a decent guy, because he was hated by
Joe McCarthy and was on Nixon's famous "enemies list"
Ashlee Simpson collapses in Tokyo
- She was rushed to a hospital, but her concert was completed,
- She may miss several more concerts, but there is no need to
"Nobel Peace Prize Winner Calls for Total Annihilation of the U.S."
Hey, that's new. They usually only call for the violent destruction
"A major study recently concluded that every individual on the
planet is an incompetent buffoon."
- "The results, while unsurprising to most laymen, nonetheless
confirm scientifically for the first time an impression that has
been shared by most members of the human race since,
approximately, the dawn of time. A spokesman for the institute
said they were 'fairly pleased with the results, but not really
sure what to do with them now that we have them'."
Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format.
Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.
Sin City (2005) was reviewed extensively by Scoopy. I agree that it is a masterpiece of noire, and an amazing achievement. The only place where we disagree at all is in the stories. I did not find any of the four stories engaging, but I was spellbound by the atmosphere, and how faithfully Robert Rodriguez created the mood of the graphic novels they were based on. The special edition DVD set is full of interesting features, most especially the green screen version. It is amazing how the actors were able to perform with no scenery or props, and how they were able to create the noire graphic novel from actors in front of plain green.
The fact that I didn't enjoy the story really didn't detract from admiring the accomplishment here. Carla Gugino shows breasts and buns, and Jaime King shows breasts. This is a B-. Even though it is a graphic novel brought to screen, and full of gratuitous violence and sex, it is done so well, that any serious film lover will want to see it.
"Next Stop, Greenwich Village"
Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976) is an autobiographical comedy by Paul Mazursky about his days in Greenwich Village in 1953. He moved away from his Jewish mother from hell, brilliantly played by Shelly Winters, to become part of the Bohemian scene and become an actor. He worked as a juicer in a health bar to pay for his cheap apartment and acting classes. He was also having a sexual relationship with a Jewish American Princess, played by Ellen Greene in her first film. She went on to star as Audrey in The Little Shop of Horrors musical. It is sort of a slice of life comedy featuring eccentric village personalities, all based on people he actually knew.
He lovingly got the period exactly right, and their wasn't a bad performance in the film. The photography was wonderful, and Mazursky was nearly anal about getting the period detail correct. There was only one problem. You remember the autobiography of John Wilkins? Of course not. It was never made, mostly because nothing in his life was especially interesting to anyone but him, and possibly not even him. That is the problem with this film. Nothing in that stage of Mazursky's life was compelling to me.
Greene is seen several times in 50's lingerie, and shows her left breast in a very mild sex scene.
IMDb readers have this at a respectable 6.6 and it garnered several nominations both for writing and Shelly Winters' performance. Ebert liked it as a period snapshot and awarded 3 stars. As uninterested as I personally was, this is properly a C as an accurate picture of Bohemian society in 1953 Greenwich Village, and it does have a few laughs along the way.
Today a couple of quick "Babes in Bondage" from "Creeps"
Rhonda Griffin, no nudity just a little bra peek.
Next, Kristen Norton is stripped down to her panties and menaced by the Creeps.
Then we do some "Hankster Light" from TV Land the Desperate Housewives".
Eva Longoria in the tub and looking very sexy.
Teri Hatcher naked on her front lawn (of course we really don't see anything it's Television).
Finally, Nicollette Sheridan coming over to my house to wash my car.
The Trip (1967) was directed by Roger Corman and is a nice time capsule that deserves to be opened once in a while. Now is such an occasion and it allows us to see some mild nudity by Susan Strasberg. Breasts and buns should briefly be visible in these 4 clips with psychedelic lighting circumstances, all perfectly fitting in its own time frame. I think you'll have by now figured out what kind of trip Susan and her lover are on. We have a beautiful collage by Graphic Response from this scene in the March 15, 2001 back issue, in case you want a quiet look at Susan.
Let me add some more naughty bits to today's contribution with 2 short clips from the German film Verliebte Jungs (2001). On nude duty are Alexandra Neldel who shows off her big breasts and a hint of pubes, and Idil Üner who demonstrates in the bath tub that she is equally well-matched in the breast department.
'Caps and comments by Dann:
"The 40 Year Old Virgin" (Unrated)
2005's comedy The 40 Year Old Virgin is funny. Unfortunately, it may not be funny enough. It has enough down spots, unfunny and even boring, to keep it from being a truly great comedy, but the funny parts are extremely funny, so it's certainly worth watching.
A 40-year-old single guy is happy with his job in an electronics superstore, and happy with his life that includes collectable action figures, comic books, video games, and good friends.
During a night out with his friends/co-workers, he accidentally reveals he's a virgin. Naturally, they decide to make it their mission in life to get him laid. Things go badly, which leads to some of the funnier parts of the movie.
A worthwhile effort that could have been even more but still generates a lot of laughs. It appears that the unrated DVD version has a LOT more stuff than the theatrical version, especially nudity, so you'll most likely want that version. In addition, the DVD has deleted scenes (parts of Stormy Daniels segment, and all of Jamie Elle Mann's segment) that did not appear in either version of the movie.
||Jaime Elle Mann