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Hard at Work

Studio: Third Degree Films » Review by Don Houston » Review Date: 12/15/10

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Hard At Work

Third Degree Films

Genre: Vignette

Director: Danny Case

Cast: Courtney Cummz, Toni Ribas, Alexis Texas, Mr. Pete, Ann Marie Rios, Mark Wood, Francesca Le, Pat Myne, Krissy Lynn, Billy Glyde

Length: 131:42 minutes

Courtney Cummz with Toni Ribas

Date of Production: 2010

Extras: There was a slip cover, a photogallery, a pop shot recap from the scenes, and a short Behind the Scenes feature lasting 15:37 minutes full of humor, largely consisting of a series of interviews but also including some regular BTS material too. For the record, there was no strip tease extra as advertised.

Condoms: None

Alexis Texas with Pete

Audio/Video Quality: Hard At Work was presented in a very appealing 1.78:1 ratio anamorphic widescreen color as shot by director Danny Case for Third Degree Films using the MPEG-2 codec for the standard definition release (using a standard 480 resolution). The lighting was usually optimal and it generally limited the grain, video noise, and shadows substantially. The composition of the shots weren't always completely flattering to the ladies but at least there was rarely any doubt about what was going on and where it was going; given the quality of the cast, this made it more enjoyable too. The fleshtones were generally accurate and the bitrate hovered in the mid 4.6 Mbps area so it did not look bad but aside from the light haze here, it was again okay. There were no compression artifacts and the visuals were generally handled pretty well here. The audio was presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital English using the standard 192 Kbps bitrate and 48 kHz sampling rate of most productions. The music was generic but the vocals; while plain as could be, could be heard in almost all cases; only slightly hollow at times when the ladies were making it clear their limits were being pushed.

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Ann Marie Rios with Mark

Body of Review: Danny Case has long been one of the nicest guys in porn, his work for Third Degree Films as a director almost always worthy of checking out. His latest release making it my way is Hard At Work, a set of five scenes tied to work themes. Whatever your tastes in porn, when a cast includes such hotties as Francesca Le, Alexis Texas, Courtney Cummz, Ann Marie Rios, and Krissy Lynn, I’ve found you rarely go wrong. The cover picture where Alexis Texas is scantily clad in a hard hat and booty shorts notwithstanding, all of the ladies played up their unique attributes in this tribute to Labor Day. Here’s a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:

Francesca Le

Scene One: Courtney Cummz, a curvy gal upset with her “husband” for preferring golf over assisting her with their move, started things off by engaging Toni Ribas with some additional services. She wore a stripped bikini outfit that showed off her ass cheeks and tits nicely, the gal grabbing his pecker to jerk off and suck as she watched the camera. Her outfit did not remain on her frame for long though, their kissing leading to Courtney slobbing his knob with a lot of energy and enthusiasm, if limited chemistry. She throated him and continued working his bone before some vaginal penetration positions, Toni giving her a mere few licks before she became even more active of a rider. This led to them doing anal and Courtney cranking up the dirty talk, his eventual load of genetic juice jerked out of his balls by her own hand as she blew him one last time (while looking at the camera). Courtney swallowed but the replay of the scene was minor.

Krissy Lynn with Billy Glyde

Scene Two: Alexis Texas, the cutie featured on the front cover, was up next in her carpentry outfit as she worked on a home improvement project, her ass cheeks hanging out as she made various measurements. When her real life boyfriend, Mr. Pete, walked into the room she dropped the pretense and went down on him, slobbing his pecker with a healthy degree of chemistry while she savored his cock. The hummer led to some very active riding on her part, her fleshy ass rippling as she pounded her pussy down on his dick. There was some additional taste testing but Alexis was best at shaking her ass as Pete tapped her, my sole disappointment being all the bruises on her body. It ended when Pete jerked off to her ass but it seemed incomplete, ending too fast.

Scene Three: Ann Marie Rios, a fetching young Latina wearing generic street clothes, was up next as a domestic for Mark Wood. She pretended to speak limited English but knew the value of money when she demanded more change for wearing a sexy maid outfit as she cleaned his place, her ass cheeks hanging out provocatively. As the vignette progressed, she took off her top and began sucking his penis, using her hand to gland abilities to enhance the moment, even cleaning his balls orally. Ann then showed how to actively ride a cock vaginally, her dirty talk combining both languages successfully. There was limited, if any, chemistry but she looked good doing what she liked to do, Mark fixating on her feet for a time before moving to rimming her ass. The scene closed out with Mark beating out a wad of population pudding to her face and chest, Ann sucking him clean one last time.

Scene Four: Francesca Le, a short spitfire of a MILF, was up next as she oiled herself up for sunning out by a pool while wearing a white & pink polka dot bikini. She paid attention to her twins and legs more than anything, Pat Myne showing up as the aging pool man getting some fringe benefits. He massaged her tits and the rest of her as they kissed, Pat going down on her a lot before they began vaginally screwing. On a technical level, the tryst was decent enough, Francesca always giving her money’s worth but not into it as much as usual. The encounter then moved into an anal penetration scene, more taste testing included as she looked at the camera, the gal displaying at least some appreciation for that. The scene ended when she took his wad of spunk to her face and mouth, using her own hand to do it before a comedic ending.

Scene Five: Krissy Lynn, a sexy blond with nice tits, was up last as Billy Glyde checked her out on his laptop; the guy looking at the LA Direct modeling website. Krissy then came over as a professional masseuse, her form fitting white outfit a sight to behold. Her sweet ass hung out of her booty shorts and once he confronted her about her job as a performer, she claimed that she wasn’t shy and was more than willing to give him special services. This began with her tits oiled up and titty fucking his pecker, Krissy blowing him very heatedly before impaling herself on his rod. They actually had some chemistry and passion as they engaged one another, both giving each other some head along the way to a number of vaginal positions. She kept eye contact with Billy and pushed back to meet his thrusting member, the guy jerking off a small bunch of semen to her chest to finish up.

Summary: Hard At Work by director Danny Case for Third Degree Films was far from his best work to date, the casting certainly a plus but the execution of the scenes typically lacking on several levels so I rated it as a Rent It. The only scene that truly worked for me in terms of replay value was the final one with Krissy Lynn, and most readers know how much I appreciate the rest of the ladies here. That said, Hard At Work was a movie with five scenes, a light theme, and fair technical values but hardly indicative of what I usual expect from the director or the company so if you’re curious about checking it out, try it as a rental before shelling out the dough to buy.

You can email me with questions at Houstondon @ hotmail.com if you have any constructive criticism of the review too. :) Also you can follow me on twitter @HoustonDon

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