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Showgirls (1995)

You can’t touch me, but I can touch you. I’d really love to touch you – Nomi

Released back in 1995, Paul Verhoeven’s “Showgirls” has managed to gain a major amount of notoriety for being one of the worst movies ever made, and although some people love it I can’t disagree with those who criticise it. Starring Elizabeth Berkley and Gina Gershon “Showgirls” is a drama which actually lacks drama and for the most comes across as titillation for the teens with copious amounts of nudity and sex scenes who having grown up watching Elizabeth Berkley as the sweet Jessica in “Saved by the Bell” now wanted to watch her movies. Despite set in the nasty world of Vegas dancing it is a movie of very little substance reliant on nudity and sex rather than anything else, much in the same manner as “Body of Evidence “.

Having made it to Las Vegas in the hopes of becoming a dancer, Nomi’s (Elizabeth Berkley – Any Given Sunday ) journey doesn’t start well when a truck driver steals her belongings. Taken in by Molly (Gina Ravera), Nomi finds herself working as a lap dancer in the Cheetah Club, a dive of a strip joint. But she gets a break when she wins a part in the line up for the Stardust Casino show ‘Goddess’ starring Cristal Connors (Gina Gershon – Best of the Best 3 ). With a foot in the door and discovering showbiz is not all glitz & glamour she sets about clawing her way to the top.

One of the biggest issues with “Showgirls” is that it really lacks a strong storyline, with the journey of Nomi as she enters the world of Vegas showgirls being the central thread, except it really isn’t that interesting or at least interesting enough to be the main storyline. Strangely a movie around the fickle world of Vegas showgirls, stripping and lap dancing should have enough going on to give it substance but instead we get a semi-glossy movie which fails to really deliver on the seediness of this world and in turn becomes seedy itself in it’s reliance on nudity and so called sex scenes. Talking of which for a movie which does feature a lot of nudity it is not in the least bit steamy or really that erotic, in fact erotic scenes such as the Elizabeth Berkley’s explicit lap dance or the over the top swimming pool sex scene end up more laughable in their execution than anything else.

In an attempt to make up for the weakness in the main storyline the are a few sub plots going on but then these actually feel like padding rather than actually contributing to the main storyline. It doesn’t help that these sub plots appear and disappear without any real cohesion with the main storyline making it feel oddly paced and a little disjointed. Adding to the misery there is the sub plot surrounding Nomi’s friend Molly who idolizes Vegas performer Andrew Carver. Now I can actually see the reason why this sub plot exists and actually adds a little meaning to an otherwise meaningless movie, but the visual ness of the storyline is disturbing and doesn’t fit in with the rest of “Showgirls”. This actually makes it feel like its inclusion has been for shock value rather than to give substance.

Whilst the storyline is undoubtedly weak, the casting of Elizabeth Berkley does not help matters as she spends most of the movie looking like a fish out of water. The thing is the character of Nomi should be interesting, naive but strong willed, manipulated yet manipulative with a malicious streak, but the performance fails to really convey these characteristics. Berkley who seems to struggle with a fixed expression throughout the movie just doesn’t come across as being believable often relying on exaggerated, melodramatic movements to try and convey emotion. I’m sorry but the scene featuring her stropping her way through a meal of chips is the sort of amateur dramatics you would expect from a high school production not a Hollywood movie.

The supporting performances don’t fare much better all of which seem to be going for the over the top dramatics rather than realism. This means that Gina Gershon as the established showgirl, Cristal Connors, appears to be a cross between Cruella de Ville and a pantomime villain, whilst Kyle MacLachlan is bordering on the brains in his pants rich kid rather than some flash Vegas entertainment manager. Probably the only half decent performance comes from Glenn Plummer who at least manages to deliver semi realistic drama with the underused character of James.

What this all boils down to is that “Showgirls” comes across as a very shallow movie which hides any real meaning or drama for the over use of naked flesh. In my opinion it does deserve it’s notoriety for being a poor movie and although many people say that it has been misinterpreted makes me wonder if I’d watched the same movie. Between the expressionless naked Elizabeth Berkley and a storyline which for the most lacks any real drama or realism “Showgirls” really does end up being just titillation for teens as it attempts to deliver style over substance.


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Thunder s Kyle Singler: Has scored 32 points over last two games

by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Singler produced 15 points (5-8 FG, 5-6 3Pt), six rebounds and one assist across 29 minutes in Thursday’s 110-94 preseason loss to the Grizzlies.

Singler has looked stellar while starting the last two games in place of an injured Andre Roberson (knee), producing 32 total points on 10-of-17 shooting from the field and 9-of-12 shooting from beyond the arc. His career 37 percent mark from long distance suggests that Singler’s scoring will regress in swift fashion, but if nothing else, his two quality games in a row have put him in the driver’s seat to serve as the top backup to Roberson when the regular season opens.

Thunder s Kyle Singler: Nets 17 points while starting in loss

by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Singler tallied 17 points (5-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three rebounds, one assist and one steal across 31 minutes in Tuesday’s 114-109 preseason loss to the Mavericks.

Coach Billy Donovan handed Singler the start at small forward with Andre Roberson sitting out Tuesday’s matchup with a sore knee, and the veteran responded with perhaps his best performance in a Thunder uniform. That speaks to just how miserable Singler has been in his one-plus seasons with the Oklahoma City, as he was largely excluded from the rotation in the postseason last spring after averaging 3.4 points on 38.9 percent shooting from the floor and 30.9 percent shooting from distance during the 2015-16 campaign. While Victor Oladipo will aim to cover most of the offensive void left by Kevin Durant’s departure this offseason, the Thunder will turn to a ragtag collection of players to man all the minutes at small forward. The defensive-minded Roberson leads the way, leaving Singler to duke it out with Anthony Morrow and Alex Abrines for whatever playing time is left over. Both Morrow and Abrines profile as superior shooting options, so Singler may need to exhibit some strengths in other areas if he hopes to hold down a rotation spot.

Thunder s Kyle Singler: Active for Game 6, but doesn t play

by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Singler didn’t play in Thursday’s series-clinching 113-99 Game 6 win over the Spurs in a coach’s decision.

Singler was inactive for Tuesday’s Game 5 due to an illness, but it appears he’s since returned to full health and simply didn’t get off the bench Thursday because he isn’t a member of coach Billy Donovan’s rotation. The forward has appeared in just three of the Thunder ‘s 11 postseason contests.

Thunder s Kyle Singler: Out with illness Tuesday

by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kyle Singler will not play in Tuesday’s Game 5 against the Spurs because of an illness, Anthony Slater of the Oklahoman reports.

Singler saw 12 minutes of action during Game 1 against the Spurs, but hasn’t touched the court since, so his absence shouldn’t affect coach Billy Donovan’s regular rotation. Singler is dealing with the stomach flu and will sit out Tuesday, however, it isn’t likely to keep him sidelined for an extended period of time. He’ll have two days off before Game 6 on Thursday.

Thunder s Kyle Singler: Out of rotation last three games of series

by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kyle Singler (coach’s decision) didn’t play in Monday’s Game 5 win over the Mavericks.

Coach Billy Donovan tightened his rotation over the last three games of the series, as Singler failed to leave the pine for any of those contests. That figures to remain the case heading into the Oklahoma City Thunder ‘s second-round matchup with the Spurs, when Donovan will likely be forced to lean on his starters even more heavily than he did against the Mavericks.


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    Kyle Singler attempts a three-foot jumper but is blocked by Hollis Thompson.

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    Don’t dwell on the final two looks when wondering how the Thunder lost this one. There were smaller things at work, things this team need to address.

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    Singler has looked stellar while starting the last two games in place of an injured Andre Roberson (knee), producing 32 total points on 10-of-17 shooting from the field and 9-of-12 shooting from beyond the arc. His career 37 percent mark from long distance suggests that Singler’s scoring will regress in swift fashion, but if nothing else, his two quality games in a row have put him in the driver’s seat to serve as the top backup to Roberson when the regular season opens.

    Thunder s Kyle Singler: Nets 17 points while starting in loss

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Singler tallied 17 points (5-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three rebounds, one assist and one steal across 31 minutes in Tuesday’s 114-109 preseason loss to the Mavericks.

    Coach Billy Donovan handed Singler the start at small forward with Andre Roberson sitting out Tuesday’s matchup with a sore knee, and the veteran responded with perhaps his best performance in a Thunder uniform. That speaks to just how miserable Singler has been in his one-plus seasons with the Oklahoma City, as he was largely excluded from the rotation in the postseason last spring after averaging 3.4 points on 38.9 percent shooting from the floor and 30.9 percent shooting from distance during the 2015-16 campaign. While Victor Oladipo will aim to cover most of the offensive void left by Kevin Durant’s departure this offseason, the Thunder will turn to a ragtag collection of players to man all the minutes at small forward. The defensive-minded Roberson leads the way, leaving Singler to duke it out with Anthony Morrow and Alex Abrines for whatever playing time is left over. Both Morrow and Abrines profile as superior shooting options, so Singler may need to exhibit some strengths in other areas if he hopes to hold down a rotation spot.

    Thunder s Kyle Singler: Active for Game 6, but doesn t play

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Singler didn’t play in Thursday’s series-clinching 113-99 Game 6 win over the Spurs in a coach’s decision.

    Singler was inactive for Tuesday’s Game 5 due to an illness, but it appears he’s since returned to full health and simply didn’t get off the bench Thursday because he isn’t a member of coach Billy Donovan’s rotation. The forward has appeared in just three of the Thunder ‘s 11 postseason contests.

    Thunder s Kyle Singler: Out with illness Tuesday

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Kyle Singler will not play in Tuesday’s Game 5 against the Spurs because of an illness, Anthony Slater of the Oklahoman reports.

    Singler saw 12 minutes of action during Game 1 against the Spurs, but hasn’t touched the court since, so his absence shouldn’t affect coach Billy Donovan’s regular rotation. Singler is dealing with the stomach flu and will sit out Tuesday, however, it isn’t likely to keep him sidelined for an extended period of time. He’ll have two days off before Game 6 on Thursday.

    Thunder s Kyle Singler: Out of rotation last three games of series

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Kyle Singler (coach’s decision) didn’t play in Monday’s Game 5 win over the Mavericks.

    Coach Billy Donovan tightened his rotation over the last three games of the series, as Singler failed to leave the pine for any of those contests. That figures to remain the case heading into the Oklahoma City Thunder ‘s second-round matchup with the Spurs, when Donovan will likely be forced to lean on his starters even more heavily than he did against the Mavericks.


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  • Thompson blocks Singler’s 3-foot jumper

    Kyle Singler attempts a three-foot jumper but is blocked by Hollis Thompson.

    Things will heat up quickly for the Thunder on their 2016-17 schedule, with a showdown against Kevin Durant and the Warriors set for Nov. 3 at Oracle.

    The Thunder have been making calls around the NBA seeking to clear salary-cap space in a move some executives say is aimed at landing Al Horford in addition to Kevin Durant, sources say.

    Thunder coach Billy Donovan rested Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka in Tuesday’s loss to Detroit, the second game of a back-to-back. The Thunder played the Raptors on Monday night.

    Detroit point guard Reggie Jackson showed Brooklyn what it missed out on at the last trade deadline by leading the Pistons past the Nets.

    Even though Oklahoma City has two historically great teams in its conference, don’t think the Thunder are dead and buried.

    Part of the Thunder’s grand plan has been to create a deeper team around Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. On Friday, that plan was on full display.

    Thunder guard Andre Roberson will miss approximately three weeks with a sprained right knee, the team announced Monday.

    Don’t dwell on the final two looks when wondering how the Thunder lost this one. There were smaller things at work, things this team need to address.

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    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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    Singler has looked stellar while starting the last two games in place of an injured Andre Roberson (knee), producing 32 total points on 10-of-17 shooting from the field and 9-of-12 shooting from beyond the arc. His career 37 percent mark from long distance suggests that Singler’s scoring will regress in swift fashion, but if nothing else, his two quality games in a row have put him in the driver’s seat to serve as the top backup to Roberson when the regular season opens.

    Thunder s Kyle Singler: Nets 17 points while starting in loss

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Singler tallied 17 points (5-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three rebounds, one assist and one steal across 31 minutes in Tuesday’s 114-109 preseason loss to the Mavericks.

    Coach Billy Donovan handed Singler the start at small forward with Andre Roberson sitting out Tuesday’s matchup with a sore knee, and the veteran responded with perhaps his best performance in a Thunder uniform. That speaks to just how miserable Singler has been in his one-plus seasons with the Oklahoma City, as he was largely excluded from the rotation in the postseason last spring after averaging 3.4 points on 38.9 percent shooting from the floor and 30.9 percent shooting from distance during the 2015-16 campaign. While Victor Oladipo will aim to cover most of the offensive void left by Kevin Durant’s departure this offseason, the Thunder will turn to a ragtag collection of players to man all the minutes at small forward. The defensive-minded Roberson leads the way, leaving Singler to duke it out with Anthony Morrow and Alex Abrines for whatever playing time is left over. Both Morrow and Abrines profile as superior shooting options, so Singler may need to exhibit some strengths in other areas if he hopes to hold down a rotation spot.

    Thunder s Kyle Singler: Active for Game 6, but doesn t play

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Singler didn’t play in Thursday’s series-clinching 113-99 Game 6 win over the Spurs in a coach’s decision.

    Singler was inactive for Tuesday’s Game 5 due to an illness, but it appears he’s since returned to full health and simply didn’t get off the bench Thursday because he isn’t a member of coach Billy Donovan’s rotation. The forward has appeared in just three of the Thunder ‘s 11 postseason contests.

    Thunder s Kyle Singler: Out with illness Tuesday

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Kyle Singler will not play in Tuesday’s Game 5 against the Spurs because of an illness, Anthony Slater of the Oklahoman reports.

    Singler saw 12 minutes of action during Game 1 against the Spurs, but hasn’t touched the court since, so his absence shouldn’t affect coach Billy Donovan’s regular rotation. Singler is dealing with the stomach flu and will sit out Tuesday, however, it isn’t likely to keep him sidelined for an extended period of time. He’ll have two days off before Game 6 on Thursday.

    Thunder s Kyle Singler: Out of rotation last three games of series

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Kyle Singler (coach’s decision) didn’t play in Monday’s Game 5 win over the Mavericks.

    Coach Billy Donovan tightened his rotation over the last three games of the series, as Singler failed to leave the pine for any of those contests. That figures to remain the case heading into the Oklahoma City Thunder ‘s second-round matchup with the Spurs, when Donovan will likely be forced to lean on his starters even more heavily than he did against the Mavericks.


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    Russell Westbrook shrugged off a rude welcome in Philly with a balanced effort as the Thunder began the post-Kevin Durant era with a 103-97 victory.

    about 1 day ago | Royce Young | ESPN.com

  • Thompson blocks Singler’s 3-foot jumper

    Kyle Singler attempts a three-foot jumper but is blocked by Hollis Thompson.

    Things will heat up quickly for the Thunder on their 2016-17 schedule, with a showdown against Kevin Durant and the Warriors set for Nov. 3 at Oracle.

    The Thunder have been making calls around the NBA seeking to clear salary-cap space in a move some executives say is aimed at landing Al Horford in addition to Kevin Durant, sources say.

    Thunder coach Billy Donovan rested Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka in Tuesday’s loss to Detroit, the second game of a back-to-back. The Thunder played the Raptors on Monday night.

    Detroit point guard Reggie Jackson showed Brooklyn what it missed out on at the last trade deadline by leading the Pistons past the Nets.

    Even though Oklahoma City has two historically great teams in its conference, don’t think the Thunder are dead and buried.

    Part of the Thunder’s grand plan has been to create a deeper team around Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. On Friday, that plan was on full display.

    Thunder guard Andre Roberson will miss approximately three weeks with a sprained right knee, the team announced Monday.

    Don’t dwell on the final two looks when wondering how the Thunder lost this one. There were smaller things at work, things this team need to address.

    about 315 days ago | Royce Young | ESPN.com

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