Some obscure stuff, new to our eyes!

Minnie Driver

Minnie Driver made her breakthrough in Good Will Hunting in 1997. Before that, a younger, plumper Minnie did a couple of very good nude scenes. One was in Mr Wroe's Virgins, which we have seen here several times. That other was in the obscure Cruel Train, and here it is!

Here is the (Zipped .wmv). Screen caps below.


Rachel Weisz

We have seen Episode Three of The Scarlet and the Black, in which Rachel Weisz showed her ample bottom. (Caps in the Encyclopedia.) This is the first time I have seen Episode Two, in which she flashed the ol' breasts ever so briefly.

Here is the (Zipped .wmv). Screen caps below.


Molly Ringwald

Damn! When Molly Ringwald finally grew up, she really filled out nicely! We've seen this before, but the quality of these is pretty decent, which is nice to see since Malicious has been slow to DVD in our region.


Angie Dickinson

Nobody can say that Angie Dickinson wasn't a good sport. Besides hanging out with Sinatra, she also managed to get stark naked for this scene with Captain Kirk. The downside? The Captain is also stark naked, and The Captain's Log is barely out of sight. In fact, although the actual Log remains off-camera, some of the Captain's Kindling is visible. (Zipped .wmv)


Keira Knightley

Here is Keira Knightley's all-too-stylized nude scene from Domino. Sometimes you just want to nail that camera down so Tony Scott can't move it. This is somebody else's collage, taken from his original film clip. I converted the long .mpg to a shorter zipped .wmv. If I'm not mistaken, the clip also shows a quick look at her bum.

Best nude scene nominees

It's that time again. We're on the nominating process.

Here is my list of the scenes which I believe to be valid contenders for best scene. In essence this is my hypothetical list of anything that could possibly be considered the best nude scene of the year. It should include anything which people could possibly pick with their one and only vote. I assembled this list from this longer list. If I have forgotten anything, or if some of the ones on the linked secondary list should make the short list, please let me know by mailing me here.

  • Carla Gallo in Carnivale
  • Monique Parent in Lust Connection
  • Mia Kirshner in The L-Word
  • Juliet Marquis in This Girl's Life
  • Stormy Daniels in The 40-Year-Old Virgin
  • Emily Blunt in My Summer of Love
  • Embeth Davitz in Junebug (??)
  • Alison Eastwood in The Lost Angel
  • Margo Stilley in 9 Songs
  • Bryce Dallas Howard in Manderlay
  • Alexis Dziena in Broken Flowers
  • Jamie King in Sin City
  • Carla Gugino in Sin City
  • Alison Lohman in Where the Truth Lies
  • Lori Heuring in 8mm2
  • Zita Gorog in 8mm2
  • Bijou Phillips in Havoc
  • Anne Hathaway in Havoc
  • Anne Hathaway in Brokeback Mountain
  • Jacyln DeSantis in Carlito's Way: The Rise to Power
  • Michelle Krusiec in Saving Face
  • Lynn Chen in Saving Face
  • Joan Allen in Off the Map
  • Jenny McCarthy in Dirty Love
  • Emma de Caunes in Ma Mere
  • Joana Preis in Ma Mere
  • Vera Farmiga in Down to the Bone
  • Felicity Hufmann in Transamerica
  • Maria Bello in A History of Violence
  • Michelle Monaghan in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Kate Norby in The Devil's Rejects
  • Taryn Manning in Hustle and Flow
  • Keira Knightley in The Jacket
  • Jennifer Esposito in Crash
  • Rachel Weisz in The Constant Gardener
  • Alison Pill in Dear Wendy

Again, don't write me to tell me I missed a stray nipple somewhere, but DO write if my list does not include the one film you would vote for as the best nude scene of the year.

Other Crap:

Boston's CBS affiliate says: "Johnny Damon Agrees To 4-Year Deal With Yankees."
  • I would not want to be him on the first game back in Boston. Oh, wait a minute, he has eleven gazillion dollars. I guess I wouldn't mind being him. Never mind. Boo away, you peasants!

Google's Year-End Zeitgeist for 2005.


  • They were just enlarged. I think she should just have inflatable sacks installed, then she can just make them whatever size she likes that day. Rumor is that she's already spent half a million dollars on cosmetic surgery.

"A marijuana-growing operation inside a cave ... something out of a James Bond movie."

The trailer for The White Countess, a Merchant-Ivory style of movie, except without Merchant (who died in May).

  • "Set in Shanghai in the late 1930s, this is the story of the relationship between a disillusioned former US diplomat and a refugee White Russian countess reduced to a sordid life in the city's bars."

Three clips from Spielberg's Munich

The trailer from You, Me and Dupree

  • Mainstream Hollywood comedy featuring the usual suspects: Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson, Matt Dillon, Michael Douglas
  • "The comedy tells the story of a newlywed couple (Hudson, Dillon) whose relationship problems boil over when the groom's unemployed best man, Dupree (Wilson), moves in with them for a brief period and seems to have no intention of leaving."

The teaser trailer for Mel Gibson's Apocalypto, which chronicles the fall of the Mayan civilization - and is in the Mayan language!

  • Mel might be a crazy sumbitch, but he has some talent. From the previews alone, this looks more impressive than Malick's new movie.
  • Or maybe not so crazy. Mel walks that fine line between genius and insanity, and I can't seem to figure out which side he is on. Coupla years back, I ridiculed Gibson for the sheer impracticality of making a film in Aramaic, and that film turned out to be approximately the most profitable single endeavor in the history of the human race, so I think I'll just shut up.

A great look at Angelina Jolie pre-stardom, in the Rolling Stones video "Anybody seen my baby"

"Filmmakers of The New World have apparently re-shot scenes where Colin Farrell makes out with a 14-year old Q'Orianka Kilcher because it's making lawyers nervous that they might be making child porn."

Here's a tip for you criminal youngsters! The zoo's tiger enclosure is not a good hide-out.

"A federal judge barred a Pennsylvania public school district Tuesday from teaching 'intelligent design' in biology class"

The Weekend Warrior's predictions for the Christmas weekend

  • Crazy weekend - impossible to make much sense of it. Some films open on Sunday, so will have only one day of grosses during the weekend. Zillions of new releases plus Potter, Narnia and Kong. And who knows what Brokeback will do?

This week's movies (expanding to 120 screens): Brokeback Mountain - 88% positive reviews.

  • Ang Lee's "Homo on the Range" movie is considered a serious Oscar contender, and has pulled in big crowds in limited distribution.

This week's comedies (1600 screen Friday): The Ringer - no reviews

  • (This is the Farrellys' new comedy, about a guy - Johnny Knoxville - who pretends to be handicapped in order to enter the Special Olympics. The lack of reviews is usually a bad sign, but in the case of the Farrellys, who knows?)

This week's movies (3000 screens): Fun with Dick and Jane - 71% positive reviews.

  • Jim Carrey's latest. The 71% surprises me. This film was plagued with problems like re-writes and re-shoots. I guess people really love Jimbo. I do too, but I'm skeptical of this one.

This week's movies (3000 theaters, Wednesday): Cheaper By the Dozen II - 20% positive reviews

  • That 20% is based on just five reviews. I thought you might enjoy what the one POSITIVE review had to say: "Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is predictable, manipulative, and probably funded by the Taliban."

This week's movies (35 theaters, Christmas Day): Casanova - 67% positive reviews The previews make it look like infectious fun, but experience shows that Lasse Hallstrom can usually be counted on to make everything too syrupy.

This week's movies (expanding to 1400 screens Friday): Memoirs of a Geisha - 30% positive reviews.

  • Once hailed as an Oscar hopeful, but mercilessly assailed as humbug by many critics. "It's not a's a fashion show!"

This week's movies (1000 screens, Christmas Day): The Producers - 51% positive reviews

This week's movies (2800 screens, Christmas Day): Rumor Has It ... 57% positive reviews

  • This is the "my family was the model for The Graduate" movie with Aniston and Costner.

This week's movies: (1700 theaters) Wolf Creek - 78% positive reviews (Christmas Day release, in the true spirit of the holiday - an ultra-nasty horror flick!)

This week's movies: (525 theaters) Munich - 75% positive reviews. (Spielberg's latest, about the Olympic massacre.)

Letterman's "Top Ten Signs You're Not Going To Be Named Time Magazine's Person Of The Year"

Is there such a thing as a diplomatic pouch? No, but I knew a very polite handbag once.

Conan O'Brien Visits Martha Stewart (Funny five minutes of video)

Check out the funny new telly advert for Virgin Mobile (or you could just watch the TV commercial instead)

NASA Launches First-Ever Faith-Based Space Program

Al Qaeda reports declining revenues in fiscal '05

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas: The Texas Soap Box Depository (Pretty sure they're kidding)

Bobby and Whitney are the "Tackiest Couple" of 2005?

  • Man, there's a hip pick, eh? My first thought was "Bobby and Whitney WHO?" When I realized who the article was referring to, my next thought was "Are they still alive?"
  • I have to go withg Britney and Cletus.

Last Week's quotables from Conan O'Brien

  • "Colin Farrell has checked himself into a hospital to be treated for exhaustion. As a result, Farrell's nurse is now being treated for exhaustion."
  • "According to a new scientific study, dogs can actually laugh. Apparently, dogs laugh hardest when they see a cat get kicked in the nuts."
  • "This week suspended Philadelphia Eagle Terrell Owens threw a birthday party for himself and one of the people on the guest list was Paris Hilton. When asked why Paris was invited, Terrell said, 'Because like me, she knows what it's like to be screwed by the NFL.'"
  • "Today a maintenance supervisor is being called a hero after he caught a baby that was thrown out of a burning building in the Bronx. They're not sure who the man is, but they are sure he doesn't play for the Jets."
  • MY FAVORITE LINE OF THE WEEK: "It was reported today that this year Britney Spears was the most searched celebrity on the Internet. And once again this year, Snoop Dogg was the most searched celebrity at the airport."
  • "This week, the Washington, D.C. production of 'The Nutcracker' was cancelled because the dancers went on strike. So once again, our nation's capital waits, paralyzed, a hostage of the all-powerful Ballerina's Union."

The trailer from Think Tank, an indie

  • "Bumbling, twenty-something slackers use their self-proclaimed 'genius' to save a small town from the evil clutches of Lord Billiards, a land-grabbing pool celebrity."

The trailer from Failure to Launch

  • "A thirty-year-old slacker (Matthew McConaughey) uses his parents to thwart off unwanted female attention, but when he meets his dream girl (S.J. Parker), he suspects his parents of putting her up to it in order to get him out of their house."
  • One pretty cool thing - Terry Bradshaw plays the dad! (I'm not sure he needs to clear any space in the trophy case for those Oscars.)

The teaser-trailer from Silent Hill

  • "Silent Hill is based on the Konami game in which Rose (Mitchell) desperately searches for her lost daughter in the mysterious, terrifying town of Silent Hill, where they are trapped."

A short (and generally unappealing) teaser from Ghost Rider

Michael Jackson on verge of default? Beatles catalog could be seized.

"BUSH URGES AMERICANS TO SPY ON EACH OTHER THIS HOLIDAY SEASON" ... Calls Invasion of Privacy "The Gift That Keeps On Giving"

AstroPic o' the Day - Star Trails Above Mauna Kea (Cool pic!)

G4 network makes a grab for 'Star Trek' and "TNG"

Evangeline Lilly taking to the beach

What were ESPN's Top Searches in 2005?

  • Somebody managed to beat the Carolina Panthers Cheerleaders. I'll bet you can guess who it is.

It had to happen! Full-length porn for PSP and IPod


Movie Reviews:

Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format. Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.




Girl Boss Guerilla (1973)

Sorceress II: The Temptress (1996) is an abysmal film about the members of a coven of witches in Coventry (a city of witches). The women in the coven stay at their breast-enhanced sexual peak until some magic number of years, then are supposed to die.  They run a cosmetics firm and have been cheating to live past their allocated time by killing other women and stealing their life force. The only fly in the ointment is the direct descendant of one of their enemies. It is prophesied that he is the only thing that can stop them.

We see

... breasts from Jenna Bair, Traci Broussard and Julie K. Smith

... breasts and buns from Julie Strain as the head witch.

Their magical combat involves hurling bolts of CGI light plasma, and this computer-generated light has more acting ability than anyone else in the cast. Making matters worse, the full screen DVD transfer is very dark and generally lacking in quality. All in all, this is one to avoid.



Julie Strain
Traci Broussard
Jenna Bair
Julie K. Smith






Jenna Bodnar in "Intimate Sessions"



Dann reports on Steve + Sky:

Steve is a small time crook just out of jail when he meets Sky. Sky is a prostitute, but she is also very naive, and looking for love. This 2004 romance/drama from Belgium explores their strange and often dysfunctional relationship.

Steve wants no part in a relationship, yet finds himself strangely drawn to the girl. Sky knows he's trouble, but she can't help herself. Their love story is as weird as the people themselves.

This is a strange movie, but it is very interesting nevertheless. The quality, at least on DVD, was abysmal, and I wonder if the original movie was as bad. Still, the movie was fascinating, and the characters compelling. Even with sub-titles, I enjoyed it. Just remember, it's totally weird.

Delfine Bafort




Today we have the rest of the nudity from "Bikini Summer 2."  First up, a topless duo of Carrie Bittner & Tammy Marcel. Carrie's the one with the larger rack.

Then it's Maureen Flaherty with just a little bit of tittie and very sexy swimwear.

Jessica Hahn is listed as the star and there's that rule of so many B-movies ( the star does not get naked ).Mega cleavage from Jessica.

Today's bonus feature is Stefania Rocca in "Hotel," dipping her buds in some milk.




Today and the following two we will uncover Jane March in The Lover (1992), basically the coming-of-age story of French author Marguerite Duras. The film is based on her novel and beautifully filmed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, the French director who is an intersesting story-teller with an excellent eye for photographic composition, as Scoop mentions in his review in the Movie House. I want bother you with more verbiage, if you want to know more about the movie please go to the Movie House for Scoop and Tuna's reviews.
As you probably already know, Jane March gives up all the goodies in several scenes of apparently not-always-simulated sex with Tony Leung. There are 27 clips totalling more than 17 minutes of Jane in the buff. Here we go with our first batch of nine clips. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
To be continued.


Katharina Schuettler in Sophiiiie! (I'm surprised they didn't try to get Dannniiiiiiii Minogue for that role.  
Katharina Schuettler again, this time in Sehnsucht (2005)  

Pat's comments in yellow...


Hard-line Islamic President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cracked down on freedom again Monday, banning Western music from Iran's radio and TV stations.  Musicians and fans decried the ban, saying that shows on Iranian TV are regularly accompanied by songs by such performers as George Michael, Eric Clapton, the Eagles and Kenny G. 

*  He hates Bush and wants to ban Kenny G?? ... If he ran for president of the United States, he'd carry New York.


Britney Spears filed a $10 million libel lawsuit against Us Weekly magazine over a claim that she and Kevin Federline were worried a stolen sex tape would be made public, and that they acted goofy while showing it to their lawyers.  The lawsuit claims there was no goofy behavior because there was no meeting and no sex tape.  It also brands the article "a despicable work of fiction composed of blatant lies" that "clearly exposes (Britney) to hatred, contempt, ridicule and obloquy."

*  Sounds like they're describing Kevin's wedding vows. 

*  If they wanted to expose Britney to ridicule, they'd ask her to spell

*  I think we can all agree, Britney and Kevin have been exposed enough