Ridicule (1996) is a French period costumer that, I think, was intended as a comedy. Charles Berling, although a noble by birth, is a country hick, but an engineer, with a very quick mind. He travels to Versailles in an effort to get royal financing for a project to drain the swamps in his home territory, and end the poverty and disease there. He is robbed on his way into Versailles, and taken in by a doctor well placed at court, but soon finds that he has little chance of access to the king through official channels, as the path to him is blocked by those trying to stop royal spending. He also learns that the wit is the true ruler at Versailles, and when his doctor friend realizes that he has just the sort of sharp wit that is popular, and can increase the doctors influence at court, he becomes his sponsor.
Meanwhile, Berling gains a love interest in the the doctor's daughter, Judith Godrèche, and makes advances to the most influential woman at court, Fanny Ardant. A lot of supposed witty dialogue and court intrigue ensues, Berling is eventually embarrassed at court, and then all the jerks at court lose their heads or flee to England during the French revolution.
The flim opens with Berling's character taking his pecker out and peeing on the now aged man that insulted him and caused his court disgrace. Then, we see Ardant nude from the rear, being given a powder bath. A very promising start for nudity but that was the last of it. We did get several looks at Godrèche's cleavage.
IMDB readers have this at an amazing 7.3 of 10. Ebert awards 3 1/2 stars, and Berardinelli 3 stars. Critics, overall, were 60% positive, according to Rotten Tomatoes. Everyone seemed impressed with this story because it shows how important and powerful the word can be. I also have a clever and witty word for it, and it is even French -- merde. Still, this is not my sort of film. The proper score evidently is C to C+, but I never would have guessed that.
"Sleep with Me"
Sleep with Me (1994) is an extreme low budget made as one of those collaborative efforts. Six different writers each wrote a major scene, then they filmed it. To glue them together, they used placards, much like the old vaudeville shows used placards for exposition. The plot is simple. Three best friends, Meg Tilly and Eric Stoltz, who have been living together, get married with the apparent blessings of their best friend, Craig Sheffer. Turns out that Sheffer and Tilly have always had an unspoken thing for each other, and it eventually surfaces.
The nudity is provided by Parker Posey, who shows her breasts in a sex scene with Stoltz. Quentin Tarantino does a cameo as a movie bore at a party, making an impassioned case for Top Gun being the best script of all time, because it is an allegory of the lure of homosexuality. That may have been the most humorous element of the film.
IMDB readers have it at 5.5 of 10. Ebert enjoyed some moments, and gave it 2.5 stars. It only received a 33% positive from Rotten Tomatoes. I was not very impressed with either the plot or the execution, even though generally I enjoy many of the cast members. Call it an ultra low budget experiment with a few moments that work, and it is a C-.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
Movies from Shiloh:
Perhaps these tips will help if you have trouble
with the codecs:
A reader says:
FYI when I hypercam vids to make the file size smaller I use
DivX MPEG-4 Fast-Motion for the video compressor, then I use
virtualdub to compress the audio. The properties for the
vids says the video codec: DivX Decoder Filter & audio
codec: Morgan Stream Switcher which I'm not familiar with.
When I compress the audio with virtualdub I use MPEG
Layer-3. A friend of mine told me about compressing the
audio about (6) mos. ago. Like I said previously, only been
capping for a year & a half & I'm no expert. Hopefully this
info will help members with the proper codecs for my vids.
When I cap big brother's I use hypercam mostly & sdp &
asfrecorder if the set up allows me. I stopped using
camtasia cause the file sizes were always too big, could
never figure out the process, over my head lol, plus it cost
too much to buy in my opinion.
You mentioned that some users were
having trouble with the videos on your site. There is a tool
designed to determine what codec is needed for a video.
http://www.headbands.com/gspot/ Hope this is useful to you
or your users.
I made .wmv versions of each video - I
do know the codecs for these - Windows Video V8, Windows Audio 9.
The upside of these is that you know the codecs, and they'll play in
the Windows Media Player. The downside is that they are slightly
larger, and slightly lower quality.
Alex Kingston has it all. Beautiful woman, good
actress, looks good naked, does full frontal nudity. Essex Boys
isn't a great movie, but C2000 rated it above average, and Tuna
liked it a lot. (His review, ""C+
as a thriller, with A+++ nudity"). Here is the review page
for The Essex Boys.
Although nobody saw the film, this still made the list of the
best sex scenes of the year
2000. The DVD is a gorgeous transfer, and Alex looks even more incredible
on the DVD than she does in this clip. (.avi
version, .wmv version).
Alex Kingston also did frontal nudity The Croupier.
This film has the opposite set of characteristics from Essex Boys -
terrific movie, some of the best voice-over monologues ever written
for the classic film noir lonely antihero, but I keep waiting for a good DVD. So far, no luck.
Here is the review page for
The Croupier, which
includes some good quotes from the film. (.avi
version, .wmv version).
You voted Emma Thompson and Jeff Goldblum's funny
sex scene from The Tall Guy as one of
the Top 20 most
realistic looking sex scenes of all time. It is both silly and
sexy, a rare combination. Tuna and I split on the film. I think it
is an underrated classic, and I was howling out loud when I saw the musical
version of The Elephant Man. Tuna didn't think it was very funny. Here is the review page for
The Tall Guy. (.avi
version, .wmv version).
Sarah Michelle Gellar for "Holding Your Own Boobs
Magazine" on SNL (windows media only)
Andrea Thompson on Arli$$ (.avi
version, .wmv version, .jpg capture).
Maria Bello showed her breasts and buns in clear
light in the offbeat drama The Cooler. Pretty cool movie. This scene made the list of the
best sex scenes of the
year 2003. Here is the review page for
The Cooler. (.avi
version, .wmv version).
Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct. If you don't know
about this, why are you reading this page? Quite good quality and
picture size, but small file size. Warning: these clips are not a
Newman-free zone. Windows .wmv versions only (1) Stone flashes a
beaver shot at Newman (2) Stone gets naked in front of an open
window as MD watches.
Gallup Poll Analyses - life satisfaction by race: "Blacks
Lag Behind Whites in Life Satisfaction. Housing and physical
safety are particular problem areas for blacks."
Quiz: The US presidency - test your knowledge. I'm not
sure, but I believe that the answer to question number two is
wrong. "What is the minimum age for a candidate to run
for president?" The test says 35. The Constitution is not
completely clear on this, but I think a 34 year old man may
run for the Presidency as long as he turns 35 before he
assumes office at his inauguration. If you know for sure, let
Albert Pujols wants a long-term contract from the St. Louis
Cardinals, and he doesn't plan to give them a bargain.
After watching the team allow Eduardo Perez and Miguel Cairo
to leave as free agents this offseason and seeing the
Cardinals trade J.D. Drew and Eli Marrero, "Pujols said it
might be best not to get too attached" to him.
The Carma Sutra - you guide to vehicle sex.
The Carolina Panthers head to a face-off with the Pats at
Super Bowl XXXVLCQIII
Acquistion execs busy after first weekend at Sundance. The
hottest item was Garden State with Natalie Portman.
CBS has greenlighted at least two more editions of Survivor
. Survivor: Baghdad, and Survivor: New York Subway.
Affleck Looks Beyond 'Gigli' to 'Jersey': "Ben Affleck is
fairly sure the ad campaign for his next movie won't proclaim
'Affleck and Lopez, together again.' "
Rachel Hunter cheesecake from The Sun
Oops! They're swapping again. After six months of dramatic
decline, downloads began to increase again in November.
Reporter's Notebook: At Sundance, Plenty of Films, but Also a
Sense of the Subdued
The Huggy Bear Collection for kids. Affordable pimp
clothing for all childhood occasions.
Herve SINGS! - The song stylings of Tattoo. Awesome! A
must-see - well for a couple of seconds anyway, which is all
it takes to get the idea, but it's worth your while to see him
attempt an Elvis style talk-sing near the end. Nick Nack has
left the building.
SNAKES - an animated film based on a woodcut by Escher.
(Not funny at all, but quite beautiful.)
Holy Land Theme Park. Don't forget to visit the Old Scroll
Shop before you leave!
Mariah Carey Topless, Well Sorta. I think this is the same
picture that was in the Sun a couple of days ago. This looks
like a posed shot to me, but the article indicated that she
was just walking around naturally. Obviously, there must be
more pictures, and some must be more revealing than this.
The Patriots head to the Super Bowl.
FilmJerk.com reviews the script for Lords of War. (Nic
Cage, Monica Bellucci)
- Here is the trailer for13
going on 30. (Teen girl flick with Jennifer Garner)
Disfunctional Family Circus Cartoons
Along Came Polly opens big at the box office.: "Universal
comedy Along Came Polly, starring Ben Stiller and Jennifer
Aniston, opened big in first place with an estimated $27.6
million, which marks the third-biggest opening ever for a film
in January behind only Black Hawk Down ($28.6 million) and the
special edition release of Star Wars ($35.9 million). "
MovieJuice! reviews Along Came Polly - Polly Want a Crapper?
'L Word' pilot reveals skin, sex but little else. Oh,
yeah, like more is needed.
Fresh nudes - Marilyn impersonator from
the free section of Hegre Archive
Porn for women, written by women: "Sweet Action, a racy
new magazine for women featuring chatty sex tips, cartoons -
and pages upon pages of full-frontal male nudity. "
Groups See Conflict With Cheney, Scalia: "Government
watchdogs are raising concerns about a potential conflict of
interest for Justice Antonin Scalia (news - web sites) because
he had dinner and went on a hunting trip with Dick Cheney
while the Supreme Court was involved in a case about the vice
president's energy task force". Cheney replied, "There is no
conflict. These are not the droids you seek." Scalia and all
others mysteriously agreed.
Etiquette expert picks the best-mannered cities in the USA.
Once again, New Jersey cities totally dominated the list.
Sex and Silliness In Publishing in 2003.
News Of the World - an executive breezed through security at
three British airports with a fake boarding pass in the name
of terror chief Osama bin Laden.
Blacks and Latinos Try to Find Balance in Touchy New Math.
There are now, for the first time, more Latinos than
African-Americans in the USA.
FCC chief talks tough on profanity / Reverse ruling that
failed to fine NBC for airing 'fuck'
German "I'm a celebrity" show exposed as a con. The German
version of the TV reality series "I'm a celebrity - Get me out
of here!" has been exposed as a con after it was revealed most
of the dangers the stars were supposed to face are
non-existent. No crocodiles, no anacondas, no raging rapids.
They did have to miss breakfast one morning, but made up for
it with an early lunch.
Will Canada get a major babe as PM?
Wedding Bells for Affleck. Not Ben, but Casey, who
announced his engagement to Summer Phoenix. They are expecting
a baby in May.
- Which band was the highest
grossing act in rock last year?
Contrary to some media reports, "Springsteen and the E Street
Band" is the wrong answer.
President Bush's Approval Suddenly Sinking. He dropped
about 10 points in the past two weeks, which experts attribute
to the erosion of his "Saddam Capture Windfall", the damage
done by the O'Neill revelations, and that whole messy thing
with the sheep and the Wesson Oil.
Producers Guild Names 'Rings' Best Film
Instant essay generator. For those times when bullshit IS
Anatomy: as pictured throughout medical history.
archives. May also include newer material than the ones above,
since it's sorta in real time.
to submit a URL for inclusion in 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.
- Jill Clayburgh, topless and wearing undies in scenes from the 1978 movie, "An Unmarried Woman".
Be sure to pay Graphic Response a visit at his website. www.graphic-barry.com.
'Caps and comments by Hankster:
A bit of variety today...
First up a couple of caps of Phoebe Cates in her classic topless scene from 1982's "Fast Times at Ridgemont High", priceless to say the least.
Moving to the Television side , we have Jenna Elfman with a fishnet leg show and a bit of cleavage on "Last Call".
An speaking of Television, the delectable Kelly Ripa put on a leg show of her own on a recent "Conan".
'Caps and comments by Mister Grundy:
Grundy a Go-Go!
- Rachel Nord is the heroine in RACHEL'S ATTIC, a 2002 indie shot in Detroit. She could never forgive herself for allowing what seems to be a child molestor (in the form of the film's sole star, Gunnar "Leatherface" Hansen) dragging off her sister while they were girls. Now that her sister is once again in danger -- she appears to have been part of a snuff movie-- Rachel is determined to rescue her. The actress was unwilling to shed much clothing in her debut performance.
- Nancy Walters is Emily, Rachel's sister. She appears as a heartless dominatrix, before getting trapped in her own house with the "serial killer." The actress had a minor role in a teen comedy two years prior, and also works in post production. as she appeared in MORGAN THE PIRATE (1961); She had an eye for the swashbuckler, as played by Steve Reeves.
- Kathy Gauthier is another dominatrix in RACHEL'S ATTIC, baking cookies for her slave locked up in a closet... before the killer catches up with her. So far, her sole screen credit.
- Alicia Bewernitz plays yet another dominatrix, who shows Rachel the ropes... as the latter attempts to infiltrate this underworld, where her sister was last connected. She was also in 2003's MUTANT SWINGER FROM MARS.
- Christine Offill appears to have been hired for her willingness to go
topless, briefly seen as a snuff film victim in RACHEL'S ATTIC.
- Ullabella Johansson is Elise in 1969's SCANDAL IN DENMARK (DER KOM EN SOLDAT), an updated version of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, "The Tinder Box." The lovely actress plays a shy and sheltered countess who is the object of a soldier's affection; he arranges to have her brought to his bedroom after being drugged. When she awakens, she completely picks up on the soldier's lovemaking motions. Ms. Johansson appears not to have had any other screen role.
- Helen Hovey is another actress who unfortunately was a one-trick-pony; as with the previous entry, Ms. Hovey brings forth a natural essence of innocence in 1963's surprisingly well done cult film, THE SADIST -- co-starring Arch Hall, Jr. As one of three teachers who is terrorized by an isolated road stop, she's a very good performer as well. There is no nudity.
- Marilyn Manning is Judy, the simple-minded "moll" of the title's THE SADIST. She is the forerunner of the same sort of character from such films as NATURAL BORN KILLERS and, to a lesser extent, BADLANDS. In fact, all these films were based on a Bonnie and Clyde pair of serial killers from the period, Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate. Ms. Manning is also known for her work as the heroine threatened by Richard Kiel in EEGAH, made the previous year. (Also teamed with Arch Hall, Jr., as the hero.) She holds her own very well. The cinematography, by the man who would shoot (and win an academy award for) CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, is striking. No nudity here.
As always, Mister Grundy invites you to visit his yahoo forum, Sick Sexy Sinema Shots
|The cult favorite showing brief breast and bum views in scenes from "Radetzkymarsch". There's not that much to see here, but I haven't seen this before.
|All 3 ladies in scenes from the Zalman King movie "Wild Orchid" (1990). Bisset shows pokies, Sartor goes full frontal and Assumpta is topless.
'Caps and comments by Oz:
"The Making of the Pirelli Calendar 2004"
They now have a habit of making a movie about how the Pirelli calendar is produced. This year's calendar has a female theme (go to the Pirelli site to find out what I mean) and has some lovely naked ladies. The named models are Adina Fohlin (my favourite and I think the photographer thought so too), Ai Tominga, Alek Wek, Amanda Moore, Dewi Driegen, Esther de Jong, Frankie Rayder, Jessica Miller, Karolin Kurkova, Liberty Ross, Maria Carla Boscono, Natalia Vodianova, and Polyanna McIntosh.
Back 30 years to a British film called Rentadick, made in the mould of all the Carry On films of the same era. You manage to see Julie Ege's nipple but not much else.
"Johnny Be Good"
The topless nudity in Johnny Be Good comes from Traci-Ann Dutton and twins Karen and Barbara Cecka. Sexy views of Lucianne Buchanan and an unnamed exotic dancer. Hayley Ladner is supposed be a cheerleader that has removed her knickers, but as you can see there is something underneath.
Mena Suvari takes a bath in The Musketeer but nothing is visible.
There is full nudity by Amy Robinson in Mean Streets. Jeannie Bell is an erotic dancer but has pasties keeping the goodies hidden.
- Amy Robinson
- Jeannie Bell
Underwear and cleavage in Semi-tough by Jill Clayburgh and some unnamed actresses.
- Jill Clayburgh
Some sexy caps of Jane Adams when she goes around in her underwear with Leslie Mann there for reference purposes.
|'Caps by the Skin-man of Hunter topless and showing pubes in scenes from "Thirteen". I gotta say that for a woman in her mid 40's she still looks great nude!