June 27, 2005


Tonight, we have a double feature. First, Linda Fiorentio, the medical examiner babe from Men in Black. Best scene in the movie: the way her face lit up she understood the true meaning of the phrase: "the heart of the galaxy is in Orion's belt." Best attributes--a smile that could melt ice, long brown hair. She was not in the sequel although Halle Barry did a respectable job. Second, Whomping Willow, blogress who has not been seen nor heard from in far too long. Here at Fort LMC we live in the sure and certain hope that one day we will hear more from "a little bit of leaf, a whole lotta wood."

UPDATE: A faithful reader gently corrected me; Rosario Dawson, not Halle Barry, was the babe in the sequel. However, it does give me an idea for a future post . . . Unlike Dan Rather, we welcome constructive insights on the great issues of the day.

Posted by LMC at June 27, 2005 09:32 PM

Ms. Fiorentino was great in "The Last Seduction", and she even made a good western. I don't remember the name (for some reason "The Desperate Trail" comes to mind) where she was being chased by Sam Elliott, and ended hooking up with Craig Shaffer & Frank Whaley. It didn't go to theatres, I think it was a TNT original from maybe '97 or '98. It's a shame she's not working more.

Posted by: Russ from Winterset at June 27, 2005 11:19 PM

I just checked at imdb, and it WAS "The Desperate Trail", but it was from '95. There were a few too many "John Woo - shooting while diving & running around" for my preferences, but it was a pretty well developed movie otherwise.

Posted by: Russ from Winterset at June 27, 2005 11:24 PM

Is she the same Bond Villain who crushed men with her thighs?


Posted by: sadie at June 28, 2005 03:12 AM

The leg-crusher was Famke Janssen, who was also great in Rounders.

And if I had to pick two women to be stranded with on a desert island, she and Linda Fiorentino would definitely make the final round.

Posted by: GaijinBiker at June 28, 2005 05:51 AM

Doesn't Famke Janssen play Jean Grey in the X-Men movies? Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, Famke........

Posted by: Russ from Winterset at June 28, 2005 08:11 AM

I hate to be "that guy", but Halle Berry wasn't in the sequel to Men In Black, it was Rosario Dawson.

Posted by: Russ from Winterset at June 28, 2005 08:12 AM

Famke Janssen? Works for me. Linda Fiorentino --uh, not so much.

Plus, if I'm not mistaken, she was in Jade, the film which effectively destroyed David Caruso's career.

Posted by: The Colossus at June 28, 2005 10:01 AM

Yeah, Fiorentino in Last Seduction was awesome - a throwback to a film noir femme fatale. She was as "bad" in that movie (in terms of her femme fatale-ness) as Barbara Stanwyck was in Double Indemnity. She played a bad bad bad dame. Great performance.

Posted by: red at June 28, 2005 10:57 AM

Speaking of cases of mistaken identity, the villainess in "Goldeneye" who crushed men between her thighs (the more intriguing implication was that she could just generally, umm, love you to death) was Izabella Scorupco. Famke Janssen, the lovely Jean Gray from the X-Men movies, played the Russian scientist who teamed up with Bond.

Posted by: utron at June 28, 2005 12:35 PM


IMDB says you have it backwards . . .


Natalya the programmer was Izabella, Xenia Onatopp ("Onatopp?" "Onatopp.") was Famke.

Link here. Pics, too. Woo hoo!


Posted by: The Colossus at June 28, 2005 12:53 PM

Colossus, looks like you and IMDB are right and I'm wrong on this one. All these years I've been asuming that Onatopp was played by Scorupco, who was basically a fashion model before she starred in "Goldeneye." Natalya's part seemed more like something a working actress like Janssen would do.

Posted by: utron at June 28, 2005 01:10 PM

One certainly could have reversed their roles without serious harm to the film. :-)

Posted by: The Colossus at June 28, 2005 01:51 PM
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