Mortelle Randonee (1983) is a French noire detective thriller, but a very odd one. This genre is heavily dependant on the personality of the detective, as he is the one we are to relate to. Beauvoir, The 'Eye' (Michel Serrault) is not a classic movie detective. He works for an agency, badly botched his last assignment, and is being given anther chance by is boss. He is obsessed with a daughter that he was denied access to when his wife divorced him. He has a school class photo she sent, and each year he gets one guess as to which girl is his daughter.
The case is a simple one. A rich Belgian family wants to know more about the young woman their son is keeping company with. The Eye sees her dispose of the young man's body, but suspects that she is his long lost daughter, based on absolutely no evidence. Rather than file a report, he follows the girl through most of western Europe on the pretext of catching up with the young man and returning him to his family. He watches her do her black widow routine over and over, and becomes more and more protective of her. All of this leads to a very French ending that I will not give away.
The young girl is played by an 18 year old Isabelle Adjani, who shows breasts in two scenes, and spends the rest of the film looking amazing. Who could blame The Eye for becoming obsessed with her? There is also a stripper who shows breasts in a short scene. IMDb readers score this 7.6 of 10 (IMDb calls it Deadly Circuit, a more or less accurate translation of the title). It was nominated for five Cesars. Admittedly, I love a good whodunnit, but this is nothing like the classic detective film. The new spin on the genre was interesting, and the portrayals by the leads were wonderful, making this well worth the watch. Considering that it took place all over Europe, you might imagine a "travelogue" feel to the film, but that was not at all the case. This is a C+, one genre lovers will want to watch.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
Hi, y'all. I'm taking a mini-vacation.
I'll still be digging up some other crap every day, and will chip in
with some movies as well, but not with my usual volume of verbiage
and such! I didn't do any of my own caps today, but I did some
collages from the ICMS caps. You'll see why his time was limited
when you get to his section - awesome contribution - the best work
we've ever seen on one of the all time great movies for celebrity
First official picture from War of the Worlds.
- Many years ago, I wrote a typically too-high concept skit for
The Abominable Showman about learning Socratic philosophy through
Punch and Judy hand puppets. (Socrates the Mouse outsmarts and
humiliates his pupil and asks him to contemplate the nature of
reality and illusion, whereupon the pupil bops Socrates with a
mallet and tells him to "contemplate this, illusion boy.") Looks
like I wasn't the only one who thought that was a cool idea.
Sock Puppets sing and talk about things that don't exist.
is a summary of that episode of The Showman, a
show often considered to be the lowest point in the history of
televised entertainment, if not the entire 20th century. (I
really think we could have swept the 20th century poll if not
for that pesky Holocaust.)
Latino Review has more than a dozen new stills from SAHARA,
starring Matthew McConaughey, Penélope Cruz, and Steve Zahn.
- It could be, it might be ... it is ... Dakota Fanning, the
terminally precocious child who is now Hollywood's official
go-to kid. She's going to top the "Am I Annoying?" site before
she reaches puberty! By the way, that was Dakota's look-alike
younger sister as the child in "The Door in the Floor".
First look at Keira Knightley and the Mickster in Tony Scott's
Domino. (Excellent hi-res image)
Oops, There It Is -- The Best Film Flubs of '04
EW.com Poll: Rate the lyrics of 2004's notable songs
Big heads! "I often scan through the wire service
photos on Yahoo News, and over the years I started noticing a
really strange trend. Many of the photos follow the same form: a
picture of a person in the foreground, and on the background, a
Further proof that all human knowledge, no matter how useless,
is on the internet somewhere:
"Jenny, are you there?" (867-5309) There is an 80s song
by Tommy Tutone called 'Jenny (867-5309)' " This guy called that
number in every area code and reported his results.
"Shrek 2" is the best grosser of a record 2004, as well as the
third best of all time.
The Speeding Outhouse "You can go pretty quick in the Turbo Loo"
Are there gay lovers in 'The Merchant of Venice'. Not
likely. Actor Jeremy Irons was the only person who provided a
sensible overview in this debate: "In Shakespeare's time male
platonic love was the highest form of love ... Male platonic
affection was regarded as a higher form of love to male-female,
even husband and wife."
The richest woman in the world wants to make the 2008 Olympics as
The co-founder of Wikipedia makes a personal statement about its
"Google is hiring about 25 new people every week, and receives
more than 1,000 resumes a day. Google uses aptitude tests, which
it has even placed in technical magazines, hoping some really big
brains would tackle the hardest problems." Google,
which began as a school project and did not exist six years ago,
is now worth about as much as Ford and General Motors combined.
Attention James Bond.
Akzo Nobel has developed a unique temporary auto paint system
which can peeled off after use.
Vincent Gallo makes a sequel to the Brown Bunny - The White Bunny!
- "Explorer Dirk Pitt (Matthew McConaughey) and his slacker
sidekick (Steve Zahn) embark on a treasure hunt through West
Africa in search of what locals call the Ship of Death, a lost
Civil War battleship that may house a very valuable cargo. A
woman, Doctor Eva Rojas (Penelope Cruz), warns them that the
ship may be linked to mysterious deaths in the area."
- Only in the movies dept.: Penelope Cruz is a doctor again,
and is now challenging Denise Richards as the greatest portrayer
of geniuses on film.
Part of the boomer childhood disappears.
One of MAD magazine's greatest illustrators, Kelly Freas, is dead
at 82.: "Kelly Freas, an influential illustrator who
produced sleek, stirring images for science fiction and fantasy
books and helped shape the image of Mad Magazine mascot Alfred E.
Newman, has died. He was 82."
Great public nudity display in Amsterdam
The trailer for 20th Century Fox's FANTASTIC FOUR movie will ship
with prints of ELEKTRA, due out Jan 14.
Miss Howard Stern Signs On to Host Porn Video: "Andrea
Brooke Ownbey, better known as Miss Howard Stern, has agreed to
host a porn video for Metro Interactive"
In-flight Web surfing takes off
Rumor - Kate Bosworth has been cast as Lois Lane in Bryan Singer's
After XMas, Santa finally gets something for himself.
The murder rate in many of America's big cities fell dramatically
last year. Chicago - down 25 per cent. New York - fewest homicides
in 40 years.
- It isn't really a sequel, but Gallo supposedly made this
short film, and here's what The White Bunny consists of: Paris
Hilton in her underwear, rotating on a turntable, followed by
... wait for it ... a White Bunny. Genius!!!
- As Defamer said, "two great tastes from 2004 that taste
great together, freelance celebutante vaginalist Paris Hilton
and megalomaniac fauxteur Vincent Gallo."
Hubble Telescope's Greatest Hits
Paris Hilton steals her own sex tape. The best part -
she was caught on tape doing so!!
Dead at 80: Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to
Skeptical Inquirer Video - Is acupuncture simply a folk remedy
with little medical value or a possible method of treatment for
The Netizen's Guide to Flame Warriors
Two of the guys at Coming Soon! talk about the 2005 movies they
anticipate most enthusiastically.
Here's Dave Barry's farewell to the troops.
In a world where nobody understands art, one man fights to get
to the bottom of it. They call him
Stan Murmur: Butt-Printing Artist
The galleries of strange hobbies.
Brian Concannon sets himself on fire for a living.
Landover Baptist says:
God Fails to Break His Own Record for Killing: "As
unsaved, impoverished Hindus toiled in beachside shacks on
Christmas instead of exchanging expensive gifts from American
department stores to celebrate the Baby Jesus' Birthday, the Lord
was plotting their horrific, briny demise."
Here's a tough journalistic question:
were the many UFOs seen before the tsunami an indication that
space aliens caused the tidal waves, OR were the aliens just
trying to warn us? Damn, I love hard-hitting Edward R
Murrow journalism! By the way, this is not a satire site. This is
their idea of legitimate news.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, as reviewed by the greatest of
all critics - Filthy
- New Yorks murder rate per person is 6.9 per 100,000, making
it it the safest large city in America. Murders in The Big Apple
have declined from 2,245 in 1990 to 577 in 2004, a drop of more
- Before you Yanks get in a self-congratulatory mood, consider
that New York may be the safest in America, but the homicide
rate is still triple that of London and Paris.
- You'll be pleased to know that Detroit bucked the trend, and
managed to increase homicides by picking up some top draft picks
out of Medellin, Colombia.
- Detroit has the highest rate in America with about 40 per
100,000 people, but Medellin has something like 130 per 100,000.
- If you're into this kind of stuff,
here is a UN report on suicide and homicide rates in
86 nations. Colombia leads by a mile in homicide, with nearly
triple that of second place Russia (80 to 30). But Russia is
also #2 in suicides, and suidices are rare in Colombia, so the
Reds give Colombia a good fight for the combined title, losing
83 to 72.
- Who would have guessed that the world's third highest rate
for "suicides plus homicides" belongs to those plucky Estonians,
who are strong in both categories: fourth in suicides and sixth
- The three Baltic Republics (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia) are
three of the top four for suicide rates. Russia is the other.
Other Crap archives. May also include newer material than the
since it's sorta in real time.
to submit a URL for Other Crap
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
Scoop's comment: Here is the awesome work I mentioned! ICMS is da
man! These caps are just about DVD quality, which is a real treat
since this is an all-time nudity classic which has never migrated to
DVD. These will pretty much replace everything in the Encyclopedia,
so I added some borders and such to ICMS's raw caps and made some
Hi Scoopy !
Castaway (1986) - Day 1
"Castaway" (1986) was directed by Nicolas Roeg and starred
Oliver Reed and a young Amanda Donohoe. They go to live on a
deserted tropical island for a year and we witness the
interactions and psychological happenings of the two. I really
can't tell much more about this movie as I never seem to find
time to watch the many DVD's I have lying around. I'm getting
close to nervous breakdown here.
What is remarkable is that in the IMDb women seem to like this
film far more than men, but there weren't many women amongst the
448 voters. But when I add the 262 male voters to the 19 female
voters the result is 281. Is there a difference of 167 votes
here ... or how does their system work?
Anyway, most important is that Amanda Donohoe was naked very
often in this movie. To be precise, nearly 22 miniutes out of
112 minutes in PAL. I recorded this full-screen version to DVD
from digital satellite TV (BBC) in late 2003. The film is not
available on DVD anywhere as far as I know. I have a total of 24
clips and 59 caps featuring Amanda in various degrees of
undress, ranging from topless to buck naked. I think it's best
to divide this material over 4 days, if that is fine with you.
To be continued...
- Donohoe 1 (.wmv zipped, .avi zipped)
- Donohoe 2 (.wmv zipped, .avi zipped)
- Donohoe 3 (.wmv zipped, .avi zipped)
- Donohoe 4 (.wmv zipped, .avi zipped)
- Donohoe 5 (.wmv zipped, .avi zipped)
- Donohoe 6 (.wmv zipped, .avi zipped)
- An index file of all the raw still captures
- The Donohoe still captures (1,
- An index file of all Scoop's collages
- The scoop collages (1,
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Today from the Ghost, part 1 of his coverage of an episode of the the late night series "Thrills".
In this batch we have 'caps and clips of Nancy O'Brien (aka Nancy O'Neil aka Cynthia Boyd) going topless, full frontal and of course having some pseudo sex.
- Nancy O'Brien
- Nancy O'Brien zipped .wmvs
'Caps and comments by Jack Snow:
Happy New Year to everyone at the Funhouse!
Here's another batch of Euro-caps, this time with emphasis on Eastern European actresses.
The German movie "Giacomo Casanova", just another biography of the Italian ladies' man, featured several daughters of the east in the nude.
- On the third episode of "Heimat 3", Kazakhstan-born actress Larissa Iwlewa unwrapped one breast to feed her baby.
- On the same episode, Constanze Wetzel showed the goodies while hot-tubbin.
Finally, I here are some pics from the oldest movie I've capped so far, "Herrliche Zeiten im Spessart" (1967). Hannelore Elsner and Diana Krner, still well-known to German TV watchers, both showed very little skin. Elsner revealed some cleavage, Krner showed some ass. Best nudity in this movie was done by Monika Zinnenberg who showed one breast.
'Caps and comments by Dann:
"Wake of Death"
I'm a big fan of Jean-Claude Van Damme, even given that most of his flicks are dumb actioners with poor stories and bad acting, but usually some decent fights. Jean-Claude may have taken one too many kicks to the head, though, because in this 2004 action adventure, he looks really beat up, and that's BEFORE the fighting starts.
Plot is typical: guy's wife and family are killed by a Chinese gang. He finds gang. He kills gang. Wifey is avenged, although J-C is about the only one left alive at the end.
Pure crap, and may be a real disappointment for Van Damme fans. I think, just like with Steven Seagal's newer stuff which has nose-dived into ultra-badness, these guys are just getting a little too old for the ass-kicking action genre.
||Here's one more look at Kirsten's recent wardrobe malfunction. A little less exposure here than in the previous days' images, but there is still some nipple to be seen.
|Mimi recently took the number 2 spot in our Best Nude Scenes of 2004 reader's poll. Today, with a little help from Johnny Moronic, let's take a moment to look back at what must be her absolute best screen nudity. Here she is showing off her massive mammaries and rear nudity in scenes from "Full Body Massage" (1995).
|Anna Nicole Smith
|Everyone's favorite busty, white-trashy former Heffer in scenes from her softcore video, "Anna Nicole Smith: Exposed" (1998). In these 'caps we see her masturbating, gettin' it on, and about to do something to another woman's breast.
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
2004'S MOST OVERUSED WORDS
Another End Of Year List Event - The English language mavens at Lake Superior
State University in Michigan got more than 2,000 nominations for their annual
list of words and phrases that should be banned for "mis-use, over-use and
general uselessness." Among the 22 chosen were "blog," "sale event," "zero
percent APR financing," "flip-flop," "you're fired," "I approved this message,"
the adjective "uber" applied to everything, "red and blue states," "erectile
dysfunction" and "wardrobe malfunction."
Or in Tara Reid's case, an "uber-wardrobe malfunction."
John Kerry agreed that "flip-flop" should be banned, but then he changed
They disapprove of all these messages.
I'm sure those English professors would all love to permanently ban
Why are conservative states red anyway? Conservatives hate that commie
ELVIS WATER BRINGS $455 ON EBAY
May Contain Actual Elvis DNA! - Wade Jones of Belmont, North Carolina,
snatched a plastic cup from which Elvis Presley drank water during a 1977 concert
and kept it in a freezer for 27 years. He finally decided to sell the three
remaining teaspoons of water on eBay after hearing about the Virgin Mary grilled
cheese sandwich that brought $28,000. The winning bid for the Elvis water was
$455. Jones said it wasn't as much as the sandwich brought, "but I'm happy."
He said he was too attached to the cup to sell it, so the buyer just got the
He poured it into a #10 envelope and mailed it off First Class.
He can't bear to part with the cup: you can still smell peanut butter on
I wouldn't pay $455 for three tablespoons of moisture unless it was
genuine, certified Elvis sweat!
THE COMEDY WIRE'S TOP TEN LOSERS OF 2004
As many of you know, we have a book out called "Nine Hallmarks of Highly
Incompetent Losers," which uses Comedy Wire stories to illustrate nine dumb
mistakes everyone makes, such as "Never Plan Ahead," "Lose Sight of the Goal," and
"Don't Communicate Clearly." It's become an annual tradition for us to list
the top 10 losers of the year, and we wait until January 1, because it's never
too late for someone to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and end up on
the list at the last minute. For instance, the Associated Press nearly made our
list by naming their "Top 10 Stories of 2004" on December 20th. None of them
featured the word "tsunami."
This being an election year, there were many to choose from, and a lot of
worthy competitors, from Pete Rose to Rod Artest to Courtney Love, failed to make
the final cut. So these are truly the creme de la scum of loserdom. And the
top 10 Losers of 2004 are...
10. Donald Rumsfeld - Now the #1 target of Bush critics and dangerously low
on armor, he made possibly his biggest strategic mistake of all at the end of
the year: agreeing to stay instead of skedaddling like everyone else.
9. Kobe Bryant - Prevailed in court with his claim that the sex was
consensual, but even if that's true, when you tally up all the lost endorsement deals,
legal fees and wife-mollifying jewelry, this could be history's first
billion-dollar one night stand.
8. Reality TV show viewers - Sure, one show was even called "The Biggest
Loser," but if you wasted hours of your life watching it, you know you're a
bigger loser than the contestants. Eating worms, going on blind dates and
redecorating your house from Sears do not become scintillating entertainment just
because they're on camera. There is a good reason why Ed Sullivan used to be the
only talentless person allowed on TV, and why that was called "The Golden Age
7. Michael and Janet Jackson - Unlike his nose, Michael has become a
permanent fixture here, but his identical sister definitely earned her place beside
him. Despite massive publicity from her Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction," her
CD was the bust that really flopped. If squeaky-voiced pop stars can no
longer sell records by getting naked, Janet's could be the first of many careers
that are over.
6. Dan Rather - Mr. "Loser Hallmark #3: Don't Sweat The Details" ended his
journalism career by falling for "30-year-old" memos so bogus, they might as
well have been laser-printed on "Forgeries R Us" stationery.
5. Ashlee Simpson - The new poster child for our "Loser Hallmark #8: Claim
Talents You Don't Really Have." On "SNL," Ashlee proved she doesn't even have
a talent for jig-dancing.
4. 2004's Dumbest Criminal - Always a hard choice, but the honor goes to
three would-be burglars in Gerringong, Australia, who repeatedly tried to kick
open a glass restaurant door, not noticing that (A.) it was a sliding door, (B.)
it was unlocked, and (C.) the restaurant was open and 20 diners were watching
them and laughing their heads off.
3. Martha Stewart - Bad enough she became the first domestic diva to go to
prison since Julie Child knocked over a liquor store (or did we just dream
that?), but the ultimate indignity was losing her prison's Christmas cell
door-decorating contest. Oh, the inhumanity!
2. John Kerry - What do you call a man who gets more votes than any other
losing presidential candidate in history? You call him THE LOSER! So could we
please stop recounting votes and get on with our lives?! To keep this list
from being dominated by Democrats, Sen. Kerry shares his space with Tom Daschle,
George Soros, the Dixie Chicks, exit pollsters, people who paid Michael Moore
millions for crackpot conspiracy theories they could read for free on the
Internet, Deaniac slackers who didn't realize they actually needed to show up
somewhere and vote, anyone who needed therapy or threatened to move to Canada in
November because Bush won, and countless others who are still in Ohio
somewhere, counting. Move on, already!
1. Ben Affleck - Last year he made "Gigli," so you'd think it couldn't get
any worse. But Ben kicked off 2004 by losing J-Lo and releasing "Jersey Girl,"
and finished it with "Surviving Christmas." In between, he campaigned for
John Kerry. Ben had a hand in so many disasters this year, we're amazed he
didn't buy a time share in Fallujah. On the bright side, he is good at poker, a
career where his talent for blank facial expressions actually comes in handy.