Happy New Year!

"Carnivale" (2004) day two, episodes 4 - 6.

Tonight, we have the first full-frontal from Carnival from Amanda Aday as a Hoochie Coochie dancer. Carla Gallo again shows breasts, and Judith Hoag also shows breasts as a hooker.

Spoilers Ahead

The series is ultimately about a struggle between good in the person of Ben Hawkins (Nick Stahl), the kid rescued by the carny, and Brother Justin Crowe (Clancy Brown). Neither knows at the beginning that they are destined for anything special, but Ben is haunted by dreams he doesn't understand, and is obviously an escaped prisoner. Justin, and his sister Iris, clearly have a strange history, and an even stranger relationship. We slowly learn that Ben's father was a carny, and knew most of the old timers in the show. By the end of season one, we know much more about the backgrounds of the characters, and the final showdown is evident, but has not taken place. There are a lot of characters to get to know on the Carny side, but many less on the Justin side of the plot. To prepare for next season, it is probably only important to know that Ben has begun to realize and accept his powers, and that Justin considers himself the left hand of God, the necessary evil that makes good possible, and is starting a radio ministry.

Other characters on the Carny side include Samson, the midget who is boss of the carny, Jonesy, a crippled ex baseball pitcher and leader of the roustabouts, Appolonia, a comatose psychic and Sophie, her tarot reading daughter whom she speaks through, Ruthie, a snake charmer and love interest for Ben and her son Gabriel the strong man, Felix "Stumpy" Dreifuss, head of the Coochy, husband to Rita Sue, and father to Dora Mae and Libby, Lodz, a blind seer, his significant other, Lila, the Siamese twins, Gecko the snake man, and a mysterious character we never see called "the management."

End Spopilers

Tomorrow, the other six episodes, and summaries of each episode.

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  • Amanda Aday (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18)
  • Carla Gallo (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • Judith Hoag (1, 2, 3, 4)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)

    A Very Long Engagement  (2004):

    This film re-teams director Jeunet with the star who helped him create his greatest success, Amelie. That star is, of course, the incredibly cute Audrey Tautou, who is the Audrey Hepburn of her own time, except with a way better body.

    Jeunet actually hired Tautou for this film, not for Amelie. He wanted Emily Watson to play Amelie, and wrote the script with Watson in mind, even named it for her (the first draft was "Emily", not "Amelie"). But Watson backed out, Tautou filled in, the story moved from England to France, and the rest is in the books.

    I haven't seen this film, but I've loved everything else Jeunet has done, so I have been surprised to see some negative reviews for this one.


    The Aviator  (2004):

    No nudity (except DiCaprio) and zillions of words, so check out my thoughts at the Movie House


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    Here are the latest movie reviews available at scoopy.com.


    • The yellow asterisks indicate that I wrote the review, and am deluded into thinking it includes humor.
    • If there is a white asterisk, it means that there isn't any significant humor, but I inexplicably determined there might be something else of interest.
    • A blue asterisk indicates the review is written by Tuna (or Junior or Brainscan, or somebody else besides me)
    • If there is no asterisk, I wrote it, but am too ashamed to admit it.


    Words, pictures, and vids from ICMS

    Hi Scoopy !

    First of all a happy New Year to you, Jr., Tuna and all the Fun House readers. May 2005 be an excellent year for all of you.



    "John and Mary" (1969)

    In "John and Mary" (1969) Mia Farrow (.wmv zipped, .avi zipped) shows a little bit of skin, assuming it is her in the nude shots.



    "Alex in Wonderland" (1970)

    Ellen Burstyn (.wmv zipped, .avi zipped) flashed her breasts in the 1970 movie "Alex in Wonderland".


    "Mi faccia la barca" (1980)

    "Mi faccia la barca" (1980) from Italy features breasts from Daniela Poggi (.wmv zipped, .avi zipped) and Laura Antonelli (.wmv zipped, .avi zipped). Laura is very chaste in this clip but she's wearing a type of bikini that you don't see very often today.


    "Besuch ais Bangkok" (2001)

    In "Besuch aus Bangkok" (2001) Sabine Vitua (.wmv zipped, .avi zipped) tries to forget the dire consequences of the devastating tsunami, or something like that.

    Crimson Ghost
    NOTE: We currently have to do all of our movie files in zip format. Instead of viewing them online, save the zip files to your hard drive in the directory of your choice, un-zip and play from there.

    Today from the Ghost...A couple of video clips (zipped .wmvs) from the direct-to-vid Michael Madsen movie "Sacrifice" (2000). A little trivia, according to the IMDb, this was one of 13 movies Madsen pumped out in 2000. Click here for the Scoopy.com review

    • Jamie Luner, the former "Melrose Place" star bares breasts and bum while gettin' it on with Madsen. Amazingly enough, Madsen actually took off his Ray-bans for this scene.

    • Leslie Harter aka Leslie Harter Zemeckis (as in Mrs. Robert Zemeckis). Here we see a very brief breast view just before the mysterious serial killer slices and dices her.

    • Michelle White, topless as she gets out of the lake after a swim.

    Flautista takes a look at the 2004 comedy "Seeing Other People", starring Jay Mohr, Lauren Graham, Bryan Cranston, Andy Richter and several other familiar big names and faces.

    Today's 'caps feature two former Heffers gettin' topless.

    • Nicole Marie Lenz (March 2000) (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

    • Shanna Moakler (December '01) (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)

    The Gimp
    'Caps and comments by The Gimp:

    For the new year I have three women who have made their names in triple X films but have also done softcore work. They are the following:

    Holly Hollywood... she used to call herself Stacey Leigh Mobley in stripper movies and Krista Allen/Emmanuelle movies .Here she is Holly in Duchess, a porn movie with a plot. Holly/Sacey is 30 but has a perfectly toned body.

    • Stacey Leigh Mobley (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

    April Summers...Diana Espen...in Wild Honey. April/Diana leads a dual life, with about 150 adult movies and at least a dozen late night cable features.

    • April Summers aka Diana Espen (1, 2, 3)

    Sunset Thomas in Wild Honey. Sunset used to show up on the Man Show and as a randomly naked, uncredited babe in semi-legit movies. I hear she's from Texas.

    • Sunset Thomas (1, 2, 3)

    'Caps and comments by Dann:

    "King Arthur"
    Not widely heralded as very good, this 2004 version of the life of King Arthur is an excellent movie; it simply doesn't continue the fairy tale. Instead of prolonging the myth of Camelot, producer Jerry Bruckheimer's version attempts to imagine how it happened, based on actual history.

    What you wind up with is an excellent movie about knights and battles, but it isn't your father's King Arthur, to be sure. In this version, Arthur's knights are conscripted by the Romans because they are fierce warriors, and Arthur himself is a Briton who is also a loyal Roman citizen, until he realizes that Rome's intentions are less than honorable.

    Since many of the events portrayed are historical fact, you'll learn some interesting history. Just ignore the King Arthur thing, and enjoy a very good action adventure.

    Keira Knightley wouldn't have been my choice for Guinevere, but with black hair, she did a very good job as did all the actors.

    Kirsten Dunst
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

    Paparazzi pics of the "Spider-Man" star in a bikini at the beach.

    Clementine Ford Cybill Shepherd's busty daughter showing off some impressive cleavage on an episode of the new FOX series "House". I've never seen the show, but it has some talent behind it and might be worth checking out. "X-Men" and "The Usual Suspects" director Bryan Singer is the executive producer and also directed the pilot episode.

    Jessica Böhrs
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

    Tereza Brettschweiderova
    and Kristyna Simova
    (1, 2, 3, 4)

    Señor Skin helps us kick off the New Year with another batch of 'caps from one of the best comedies of '04, "EuroTrip". German actress and pop singer Jessica Böhrs goes topless and her character (possibly not her) shows rear nudity. Check out link #4 for the awesome David Hasselhoff cameo.

    Simova (on the right) and Brettschweiderova, play the "Hapi Djús" girls.