With apologies to Marcy Playground
The wife and I got up around 8:30 and went to pick up some breakfast, which might be a developing trend for the weekends? I dunno, but it's how things have worked out the past two weeks.
We ate and just generally bullshitted about the week while the Yorkie
patiently begged for the scraps that were not to come. The wife eventually took a nap a few hours later after fielding a couple phone calls, while I retired to the den to try and dent that To-Watch Pile
for a change.
I'd picked up a special edition of Monty Python And The Holy Grail
late last year, and while I'd never seen the flick I was familiar with it, as the popularity has driven it into the popular culture to the point that I basically couldn't escape certain lines or set-ups even if I'd tried. As clever as the film probably was when it was new and fresh, I honestly didn't laugh aloud even once while watching it, though a few bits did make me smile here and there. Oh well, it was a decent watch, I just wish I could see it with the eyes that so many others can, but I suppose it'll never happen at this late date.
Since I was in the days of yesteryear with my viewing (so to speak), I decided to pop in something else set during the same approximate time period, something I was at least familiar with
: The Italian
sex-comedy Ubalda, All Naked And Warm
, starring the unGod
ly gorgeous Edwige Fenech
in the lead role. I maintain my initial impressions that the film is slightly appalling in that it kinda makes light of rape at several turns, but overall it's an amusing little romp and features some tremendous nudity from Fenech
and the other female players. I was reasonably amused by the parade of breasts, so I decided to continue with this theme as the afternoon went on.
The wife got up from her nap around this time and joined me for a re-watch of Hardbodies
, a film that I recall being on the local channels late at night when I was in my formative years, leaving a certain impression on me by the time things were all said and done. I've commented to the wife that I have a strange jones for certain 80's hairstyles and looks, including the knee socks, crimped hair and high-waisted panties and swimsuits of the era and I'd wager that this film, along with Flashdance
are probably to blame as far as installing those buttons, especially given the time-frame in which I would've discovered them.
This may be more than you wanna know about your humble narrator, oh me brothers, but it's true and that's my mission statement to you: never a lie from these lips. The long and short of it is that this isn't a good
movie by any means, but there's a ton of boobs and it's nostalgic as all hell for me, so I still get a kick out of it to this day.
On the other hand, the sequel (which is included on the same disc) is pretty fucking corny, featuring the same two lead characters (played by different actors) in what feels like a sequel but doesn't really acknowledge anything about the earlier film at all. It does manage to co-star a couple of recognizable people (James Karen
, Fabiana Udenio
) but never really amounts to much aside from the random nudity that begins in the opening credits, which I honestly can't fault it for, for obvious reasons.
We continued the sex-comedy theme with Fraternity Vacation
, which starred Stephen Geoffreys
(of Fright Night
fame) and Tim Robbins
as frat brothers in Palm Springs
, where we run across a nude Barbara Crampton
in one particularly memorable scene (man, that broad was down for whatever
in the 80's, God
bless her!) and see the later outed Geoffreys
date fellow Fright Night
star Amanda Bearse
, a relationship that is going nowhere fast, sorry folks. It also featured the standard plot device of guys making bets about who can bed a certain girl faster and the ensuing lies that follow to try and save face, another staple of this type of film. All in all it was an amusing flick, not too shabby of a trade from Swap A DVD
We wrapped up the evening with Spring Break
, another one of those films from my youth that was always in re-runs on late night television and that I hadn't seen in years. I had picked it up during one of those month long Anchor Bay
sales that Deep Discount
runs, so it's been hanging around for a few months at the very least. The story of two mis-matched pairs of friends thrown together as roommates in a cheap hotel during Spring Break
(duh), they bond, chase tail and (in a 'we have to save the rec center
' type of move) manage to help the hotel owner get her hotel back from her shifty brother, who's been trying to steal it away from her since the film began. It held up about as much as I would've expected it to; I'd prolly lump it in with Hardbodies
as far as nostalgia goes.
The one thing that I have to note about our adventures into the sex-comedy genre is how familiar everyone on these films feels, which I guess is a nice way of saying that they're pretty generic as far as actors go. I spent the afternoon scrolling through IMDB
on the iPhone
, tracking through each of the significant characters filmographies and was rather surprise to find that most of them made a handful
of films at best, generally in this same b-movie genre and then disappeared off the radar. I would have sworn up and down that at least a couple of the guys in these things were in television or that the gals had turned up in supporting roles in later films, but alas, my memory is simply playing tricks on me.
Ah, nostalgic boobs, you'll live forever in my heart. Oh, and can I just end on a completely crass note and say how nice it is to see real breasts in a movie and not the silicone nightmares that populate any film made after the mid to late 80's? There was ONE
single woman with a boob job in all
of these movies and the wife and I paused to lament the fact that those fakes titties were probably what killed her in later life.R.I.P.
, random changing room girl.
I'm out kids!
Be seeing you.Tag, you're it, Baggy Eyes! Movies
, To-Watch Pile
, Monty Python And The Holy Grail
, Ubalda All Naked And Warm
, Edwige Fenech
, James Karen
, Fabian Udenio
, Fraternity Vacation
, Stephen Geoffreys
, Tim Robbins
, Barbara Crampton
, Amanda Bearse
, Fright Night
, Swap A DVD
, Spring Break