Thursday, August 18, 2011

Meet Monica Velour

Any guy who’s ever spent any amount of time “appreciating” pornography has sooner or later found a particular actress who catches his lustful eye. What usually happens after that guy finds that girl is that he sets out to find more of her work, which is understandable, because that’s what we do with any artist we’ve come to appreciate. Whether or not pornographic actors should be considered artists is a debate for another place, but the devoted manner in which 17-year-old Tobe (Dustin Ingram) obsesses over fictitious ‘80s porn icon Monica Velour (Jamie Tisdale) leaves you feeling that she no doubt has that certain “something” that surely must have set her apart from her contemporaries.

All that being said, what most of us don’t do is try to seek out and meet our favorite porn star, but as you might guess from the title Meet Monica Velour, that’s exactly what Tobe does. But this is present day, and Monica is now 49 years old and a far cry from the nubile young vixen featured in Tobe’s VHS collection. She’s lost most of her looks and gained a fair amount of weight. She smokes, drinks and snorts. She lives in a trailer park in Pinhook, Indiana. She has a young daughter whom she’d desperately like to get custody of, and an obnoxious ex-husband (Sam McMurray) who’s hell bent on keeping that from ever happening. Despite all of this, Tobe remains smitten, and it’s easy to see why, because the 49-year-old Monica Velour (or rather Linda Romanoli, which is her real name) is played by Kim Cattrall.

Read the rest of this Blu-ray review by clicking here and visiting Bullz-Eye.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Doctor Who: "Day of the Daleks" Special Edition Screencaps

Here are just a few screencaps to whet your appetite for the upcoming "Day of the Daleks" Special Edition that hits R1 DVD on Sept. 13th.

This is a CGI vision of the future. If the Controller fell out of his bedroom window and landed on the ground below, this is what the world might look like. Luckily, Steve Broster, who produced this SE, has chosen not to show us what the Controller's bedroom looks like.

Daleks and Ogrons emerging from the future.

The Daleks invade Auderly House. (Remember the single Dalek opening the door in the original?)

A vast improvement. 'Nuff said.

Look for my full review of this 2-disc set on Sept. 13th, both here and at