Some obscure stuff, new to our eyes!
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!
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.
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.
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
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
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
- 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
write if my list does not include the one film you would vote for
as the best nude scene of the year.
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.
SHARON OSBOURNE TO HAVE BREASTS REDUCED
- 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
"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
- "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
The Weekend Warrior's predictions for the Christmas
- 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
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,
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
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
movie...it'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
- 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
- "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
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
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
Michael Jackson on verge of default? Beatles catalog could
"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
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
Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format.
Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.
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
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
As you probably already know, Jane March
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,
To be continued.
Pat's comments in yellow...
IRAN PREZ BANS WESTERN MUSIC
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
* He hates Bush and wants to ban Kenny G?? ... If he ran
for president of the United States, he'd carry New York.
BRITNEY SUES US WEEKLY
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
* 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