I’m a fan of the link round ups that a lot of bloggers do to share cool posts and other happenings so I’m giving it a shot today. I haven’t done this before. The closest I’ve come is posting the IFB round up when I’ve been it or last year’s infrequent series Web Oodles. That was more of a wrap up of entertainment info though with sporadic links thrown in though.
The Best Time I Didn’t Sit Next to Harrison Ford by Kelly Pippin.-This is great. It’s about a woman who had a huge crush on Harrison Ford in Jr High due to the rerelease of Star Wars (hey, me too!). Then she met him out of the blue one day. The comments are good too.
Pictures of the day: 1 November 2011-A photographer named Steve Jones took a photo of whale sharks and Indonesian fishermen working together in harmony. This is a really cool photo.
Hats Off!-A woman talks about her hat collection. Yay, hats!
Kemper Pedic Bed-I loved Jason Segel’s appearance on SNL last night. Here’s one sketch to wet your appetite for more. I was so happy that he was in a bunch of the sketches (hey not all hosts do that, I think that they get overwhelmed). The full episode is here.
Well the cover of this movie is quite misleading/odd once you realize that the main character is a middle aged prostitute. However is a quite interesting movie. Plus both the lead actress and actor are quite talented. The yang to her yin is a psychiatrist with OCD and a crumbling marriage. If you enjoy a peek into a hooker’s life, ala a darker Secret Diary of a Call Girl, give this a watch. This French drama includes optional English subtitles. Unrated
This disturbing coming of age tale focuses on a lusty French woman who decides to become a prostitute. She also has an absorbing yet destructive relationship with an older man. This flick is in Spanish with optional English subtitles. Unrated
“If you dance with the devil, the devil don’t change. The devil changes you.”
Since 8MM involves a snuff film you might think that this is a sick addition. Seriously though, look at Joaquin Phoenix in this movie, so hot. He helps Nic Cage with his search. Of course they do have to associate with all different types of shady people, including people in the porn world, so I think that warrants its inclusion. I also recommend the direct to DVD sequel 8MM2. While it has nothing to do with this movie it has sex, deceit and hottie Johnathon Schaech. Rated R for strong perverse sexuality and violence, and for strong language.
This movie doesn’t sound/look that sexy to me but those who have reviewed it say that it is so I think that I’ll have to check it out. It stars a younger Colin Firth who’s rockin’ some shaggy ass hair. He’s a lawyer in a medieval court who apparently can’t keep his britches on. You can watch the trailer here on IMDB.com. Rated R for elements of strong sexuality.
I still have no idea how it came to be that in the early ’90s every woman was supposed to be attracted to/obsessed with Michael Douglas but some how it just worked. This is, of course, the very famous movie starring Sharon Stone as an erotic novelist who is also the suspect in a murder case. Douglas is a detective who crosses the line with her. Yes, this is the infamous Sharon Stone snatch flashing movie. Is it the best thing ever? No, but as a fan of both actors I recommend checking it out at least once. Rated R for Strong violence and sensuality, and for drug use and language.
Bad Influence is fun because we usually see James Spader as a conceited asshole in movies but in the beginning of this movie he’s very meek. He becomes friends with Rob Lowe, who is basically all id, and teaches him how to be a player, while also toying with his life. Rated R-may include adult themes, adult activity, hard language, intense or persistent violence, sexually-oriented nudity, drug abuse or other elements.
I haven’t seen this yet but it just went into my queue. This is Mike Figgis’ first film. It’s about seedy politicians and a nightclub. The movie stars Melanie Griffith, Sean Bean, Sting and Tommy Lee Jones. I recommend this post by a woman who appeared in the film. Rated R for adult themes, adult activity, hard language, intense or persistent violence, sexually oriented nudity and drug abuse.
“Am I your secretary or am I your daughter? Maybe I’m your seventh grade math teacher you always hated. All I know is that if I do it just right, I can become your living, breathing, unflinching dream, and then I can actually disappear”
A woman has a chance meeting with a high class escort which spurs her to hire the escort to test her husband’s fidelity. At the same time she herself is drawn to this sexy, young woman. This movie was even better than I expected. It stars Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried and Liam Neeson. Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue, nudity and language.
“You know how some guys are into blondes and some guys are into killers?”
Plot: Novelist Catherine Tramell is once again in trouble with the law, and Scotland Yard appoints psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass to evaluate her. Though, like Detective Nick Curran before him, Glass is entranced by Tramell and lured into a seductive game.-from IMDB.com. I’m not actually a big fan of the Basic Instinct movies but there are some hot scenes in this. It stars Sharon Stone, David Morrissey and David Thewlis. Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity, violence, language and some drug content.
“The only problem with fucking with someone as twisted as you is that you’re fucking with someone as twisted as you.”
I wasn’t sure whether I should include this movie because it’s tamer than the other films but I am a big fan of the series so, why not? Cruel Intentions 3 has completely different characters from the first film and the TV pilot (that was later released direct to DVD as a psuedo prequel). Of course they are supposed to be related to the other characters or something but who cares? What you need to know is that Kerr Smith (Dawson’s Creek) is so hot in this. The “plot” is about bored, rich college kids who toy with each other. Rated R for strong sexual content and language.
“I’m a bad girl Nicolas. Real bad. Rotten to the heart. “
“C’mon, Nicolas. You don’t have to lick my ass. Just fuck me!”
Plot: A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her.-from IMDB.com. I’ve been a big fan of this movie since it came out. It stars Rebecca Romijn, Antonio Banderas and Peter Coyote. Rated R for strong sexuality, violence and language.
Plot: Two gifted high school students execute a perfect murder and then become engaged in an intellectual contest with a seasoned homicide detective.-from IMDB.com. This film was released years ago when Sandy Bullock was trying to be taken seriously as an actress. Her dramatic films didn’t cause droves to turn out to the box office so she went back to romantic comedies aside from that time that she won an oscar by showing her range (blonde hair and an accent). I wouldn’t call it a must see but it’s decent. The film costars Ben Chaplin, Ryan Gosling and Michael Pitt (the latter 2 are always sorta sexy in a creepy way). Rated R for violence, language, a sex scene and brief drug use.
You mean you’ve never heard of this direct to DVD movie starring Mila Kunis as a murderous college student? Get on that! It costars the aloofly hot Robin Dunne (also seen in Cruel Intentions 2, The Skulls 2 and Species 3, he’s the top reason to rent direct to DVD sequels!) Rated R for violence and language.
Original Sin stars Angelina Jolie back when she was still smokin’ hot plus Antonio Banderas and Thomas Jane (yum). It’s about a mail order bride who isn’t what she seems. Rated R for strong sexual content and some violence.
“So, because I’m a beautiful woman, the only reason any man wants to talk to me is because he wants to fuck me? Is that what you’re saying? “
This is, of course, Stanley Kubrick’s last film. It took years to make this movie and Kubrick was not known for being easy to work with. However if Kubrick wanted to cast you and your wife as the leads in his film even though it might contribute to the end of your marriage you’d probably still say yes, cuz it’s Kubrick. The basic plot is about Tom Cruise’s doctor character exploring different types of hidden sexual environments after his wife (Nicole Kidman) upsets him. This is my second favorite Kubrick film (A Clockwork Orange is tops). I was anticipating its release back in the day and it killed me that I had to wait for the DVD release because I was 16 (our movie theater had just started enforcing ratings). The film costars the late Sydney Pollack, Thomas Gibson, Leelee Sobieski, Vinessa Shaw and Alan Cumming. If you enjoy the film I recommend reading Like Being in Another World’: Vinessa Shaw on the 10th Anniversary of Eyes Wide Shut. Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug-related material. (on Netflix, you can also buy or rent the NC-17 version).
“No means no. Don’t you guys get that? What is it, you stop understanding English when you get a hard-on?”
The awesome Rose McGowan stars as a poor, unpopular, unhinged teen who falls for her teacher after she gives herself a skanked out 5 finger discount makeover. So good. The sequel, starring Jodi Lyn O’Keefe isn’t as good but is worth checking out if you get a kick of the first one.
The original is Rated R for strong violence and sexuality, and for some language.
The sequel is Rated R-may include adult themes, adult activity, hard language, intense or persistent violence, sexually-oriented nudity, drug abuse or other elements.
Plot: Sarah Taylor, a police psychologist, meets a mysterious and seductive young man, Tony Ramirez, and falls in love with him.-from IMDB.com. It stars Antonio Banderas, Rebecca De Mornay, Dennis Miller and Harry Dean Stanton. Teen and pre-teen girls of the ’90s grew up with huges crushes on Banderas, so there you go. Rated R for violence, language and some strong graphic sexuality.
“You stick your dick in my mouth and now you get an attack of morality?”
I am a huge fan of Disclosure. I never really understood why all of the women in 1990’s films were obsessed with Michael Douglas, because even though he’s cool he’s not really a looker. This movie rocks because Demi Moore was so headstrong in the ’90s. Since it’s 1994 one of the plots of the film involves some really ridiculous computer software but the main plot is “As a guy can you really be sexually harrassed by a hot woman?”. Well you can but who is going to believe you. The film costars Donald Sutherland, Roma Maffia, Dylan Baker and Dennis Miller. Rated R for a very strong sex scene, sexual dialogue and other strong language.
Fatal Instinct (1993)
Fatal Instinct is a spoof of the erotic thriller genre. Plot: A cop/attorney is seduced by a woman while his wife is having an affair with a mechanic. (from IMDB.com). This movie stars Armand Assante, Christopher McDonald, James Remar, Tony Randall and John Witherspoon in addition to 2 fantastic actresses, Sherilyn Fenn and Sean Young.
Back in the early 1990’s when Drew Barrymore was trying to not be seen as a little kid anymore (but before she wanted to be the girl next door) we got great cheesy movies like Poison Ivy and Doppelganger. She plays a teen temptress who gets Sara Gilbert and her dad (Tom Skerritt) to become enamored with her. Later Alyssa Milano decided to go the same route with Poison Ivy 2: Lily (my favorite in the series). After that a Jaime Pressly (My Name Is Earl) also got to take a swing at it. She’s mainly really good at getting people drunk in this movie. It costars Greg Vaughan (Charmed). There is a 4th film that was released in 2009 but I haven’t seen it.
Poison Ivy is rated R for sensuality and language.
Poison Ivy: The New Seduction is rated R for strong sexuality, and for some language and drug content.
“Do you come out here a lot?” “No, just in moments of existential anxiety and when I want to impress a date.”
Now I definitely understand an obsession with Richard Gere. He is a psychiatrist who gets involved with his patient (Kim Basinger). Uma Thurman costars. Rated R-may include adult themes, adult activity, hard language, intense or persistent violence, sexually-oriented nudity, drug abuse or other elements.
Plot: Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula’s mom has hired to kill Sailor.-from IMDB.com. Nic Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, Crispin Glover, Diane Ladd, Isabella Rossellini, Harry Dean Stanton and Sherilyn Fenn star in this David Lynch film. Rated R
Plot: Jesse has to get out of Las Vegas quickly, and steals a car to drive to L.A. On the way he shoots a police man. When he makes it to L.A. he stays with Monica, a girl he has only known for a few days. As the film progresses, the police get closer to him, and the crimes escalate.-from IMDB.com. It stars the very yummy Richard Gere. Rated R-may include adult themes, adult activity, hard language, intense or persistent violence, sexually-oriented nudity, drug abuse or other elements.
Plot-In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.-from IMDB.com. I’ve always been undecided as to whether or not William Hurt was attractive when he was younger. After watching this I really don’t think that he is. He does do a great job of getting seduced by the always impressive Kathleen Turner. If you enjoy the film I recommend reading Turner’s autobiography because she goes into detail about the making of many of her films including this one. A young, geeked out Ted Danson costars. Rated R for adult content, graphic language, nudity, and violence.
“How many languages do you speak?” “5 or 6” “Plus the, uh, international language?” “That’s right”
Yes, the 3rd Richard Gere flick in this post! A super young, super hot Gere plays a high class hooker who falls for Lauren Hutton while getting caught up in some shady goings on. Hector Elizondo costars. Rated R for adult content, adult language and mild violence.
Malcolm McDowell is Caligula. Helen Mirren and Peter O’Toole costar. The film was produced by Penthouse! Rated R for pervasive depiction of sex and violence. (the streaming version, the real version is unrated and dirtier).
This is a repost of my own, original work from 1998. Feel free to skip ahead to the-future, present or past, depending on when you read this, here to my associated post, so that’s it more relevant. But, I’m reposting it here, for reference.
The 1st Annual MMM Awards
In the words of Sickboy (Jonny Lee Miller) (Trainspotting 1996) (The Academy Awards means) “f*** all” So vote for your favorite movie, actor, etc. & have your say. The following movies were released in 1997 & the tv awards are pertaining to this tv season. By the way my name is Mary Marie Miracle, hence the title “MMM Awards”.
And The WINNERS are !
Don’t Forget To Come Back & Vote Again Next Year!
WINNER***Ewan McGregor-A Life Less Ordinary***WINNER 35%
Val Kilmer-The Saint 26%
Mike Myers-Austin Powers:International Man of Mystery 21%
Kevin Kline-Fierce Creatures/In & Out 12%
Jay Mohr-Picture Perfect 6%
WINNERS***Alicia Silverstone-Excess Baggage 26%
Cameron Diaz-A Life Less Ordinary***WINNERS 26%
Julia Roberts-My Best Friend’s Wedding 24%
Elisabeth Shue-The Saint 18%
Jennifer Aniston-Picture Perfect 6%
3. SUPPORTING ACTOR
WINNER*** Jamie Kennedy-Scream 2***WINNER 44%
Ben Affleck-Good Will Hunting 23%
Ruperett Everett-My Best Friend’s Wedding 12%
Alan Cumming-Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion
Steve Buscemi-Con Air 9%
WINNER***Along Comes Mary-Bloodhound Gang***WINNER 32%
Wishful Thinking-Duncan Sheik 18%
Life In Mono-Mono 12%
In The Absence of the Sun-Duncan Sheik 9%
5. TV ACTOR
WINNER***Peter MacNicol-(John,The Biscuit) Ally McBeal***WINNER 29%
Scott Bairstow-Significant Others 23%
Joshua Jackson-Dawson’s Creek 23%
James Van Der Beek-Dawson’s Creek 16%
Gil Bellows-(Billy) Ally McBeal 9%
6. TV ACTRESS
WINNERS***Katie Holmes-(Joey) Dawson’s Creek 32%
Lisa Kudrow-(Phoebe) Friends***WINNERS 32%
Calista Flockhart-Ally McBeal 24%
Lisa Nicole Carson-(Renee) Ally McBeal 6%
Michelle Williams-(Jen) Dawson’s Creek 6%
7. TV SHOW
WINNER***The Simpsons***WINNER 41%
Dawson’s Creek 36%
Ally McBeal 16%
Significant Others 7%
Veronica’s Closet 0%
8. BEST PICTURE
WINNER***My Best Friend’s Wedding***WINNER 31%
A Life Less Ordinary 30%
The Saint 22%
In & Out 13%
Picture Perfect 4%
* YOUR SAY:
Other than the movies listed under Best Picture, what is your fav movie movie of 1997 ?
*If it has an * next to it more than one person voted for it.
An American Werewolf in Paris
As Good As It Gets
Austin Powers:International Man of Mystery*
Good Will Hunting
I Know What You Did Last Summer*
Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion
These awards are based on my own opinions
The Full Monty-Best Picture
Why didn’t I nominate it to begin with ? I hadn’t seen it yet because I unfortunately don’t live in a social mecca. Now I wish I had, so here’s there mention.
David Spade-Best TV Actor
Now what’s my excuse ? I watched this show when it first came out, but this year I could never figure out when it was on. It’s a good thing that they added it to Must See TV Thursday
TO VOTE: simply e-mail me at email@example.com with each number & the letter you choose. (ex.4 for song & c if you choose Deadweight) There is no need for you to include the category name or title/name you choose. Numbers are sufficient. Also submit your favorite movie if you choose. All will be included on this page when I list the winners. So if you wish to know the winners bookmark this page & return April 19th or later.
1. Do not submit multiple entries.
2. For the Your Say section you can submit any movie from 1997 that you want except for a movie that is nominated for Best Picture.
3. Titanic-Why didn’t I nominate it or anyone in it ? I’m sick of the hype about it. Don’t say that I probably didn’t even see it, I saw it twice. Yes, I think that Leonardo DiCaprio is a talented, handsome actor, but was he robbed of an oscar ? No. Personally I’ve always enjoyed his movies, but if it takes Titanic for him to win you as a fan you’re no fan of his.
4. Contest ends April 17th & results will be posted April 19th.