Naked Men, Looker Labs and Avatar Apologists

The newest episode of the MovieSucktastic Podcast is up, just in time for all of those movie-lovers snowed in across the East Coast. This time around, on top of our normal Top Ten review and Finger List nominations, Joey and I give our in-depth reviews of the latest round of movie challenges.

Wise Men, Bad Films, Good Times

Joey’s challenge to me this episode: the 1969 Ken Russel adaptation of D.H. Lawrence‘s Women in Love, one of the first mainstream films to ever feature full frontal male nudity, as well as the first film to win a Best Actress Academy Award for a role featuring a nude scene. That’s right, you get to see Glenda Jackson‘s boobies. Unfortunately (for me, at least), Oliver Reed and Alan Bates get much more nude screen time.

My challenge to Joey: The eighties science fiction thriller Looker, written and directed by Michael Crichton nearly a decade before Jurassic Park made everyone forget about this film and Runaway. A scathing indictment of advertising, plastic surgery, and the notion that a sexy model can also be smart, Looker also features a former Partridge Family member in the buff. That’s right, you get to see Susan Day‘s boobies. Fortunately (for Joey, at least), Albert Finney does not strip down for the cameras as well.

On top of all of this retro naked fun, Joey and I take a look back at our previous review of Avatar and decide on a new position regarding the film’s quality, based mostly on the rabid defense it has received from its almost cult-like fan base. Let’s just say we’re a little less forgiving this time around.

Check it out on iTunes, Podcast Alley or Podcast.com, and then write to us at themovieguys@moviesucktastic.com and let us know what you think. You’ve heard from us, now let us hear from you!

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