"In the Cut"
In the Cut (2003) is billed as an erotic thriller. It does have two or three sex scenes, included a very explicit one of a woman giving head to a prosthetic penis (a pivotal early scene), and a serial killer, this was really more a character study of Meg Ran's High School teacher too reticent to get involved with life, but fascinated by sex and danger, and her carefree sister, Jennifer Jason Lee. IN the early scene mentioned above, Ryan observes a shadowy figure betting head from a girl with green fingernails. The man's arm has a unique tattoo.
The next day, a detective is waiting for her at her apartment to question her about a murder/mutilation that happened in her garden. The detective becomes interested in her and they date and end up at her place when she notices that he has the odd tattoo. He tells her it is a membership in a private club. She is afraid from then on that he is the killer, but that doesn't stop her from bedding him. We are also supposed to belive he is the killer. Problem is, he is clearly a man who understands women and likes pleasuring them -- not good serial killer material. Since we already know the tattoo is a membership badge in some club, the killer has to be someone he knows well, and their is only one such character in the film. Thus, the real identity of the killer is given away by the half way point.
Where the film was at all interesting was in the glimpses of the relationship of the two very different sisters, and Ryan's lust battling with her reticence. Ryan does a dark full frontal, and has several scenes of breast exposure. Leigh is seen in a transparent bra, and we have breasts from a stripper. IMDB readers have this at 5.2 of 10, and it grossed a little over a third of the $12M budget. The DP showed real talent and style when not forced to work in dark rooms, and the acting was very good, but there was not 119 minutes of story in this film. C-.
Jennifer Jason Lee
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
Some .wmv film clips
- Charlie's French Cinema Nudity site is updated.
- There are eight updated volumes in Volume P. Some substantial
- This is a pretty cool article about
how birds navigate. It turns out they fly pretty much
the same as humans did in the early days of aircraft, by using
ground landmarks, especially roads and railways, even when doing
so leads them on a convoluted, meandering, or indirect flight.
Only when they are in new territory do they use the sun. In other
words "as the crow flies" should not mean "straight and direct".
Janet had planned the stunt at least two weeks in advance, say her
Time Wasters - play Scrabble solo online
The Dot Eaters - Classic Video Game History 101
Just who are those crazy guys who write viruses, worms, and
- Here's the trailer for
A Foreign Affair, with David Arquette and Tim Blake
Nelson. Arquette and Nelson - an Ibsen play, perhaps? Probably
not. "Two Midwest brothers urgently need household help. They
decide to join a matchmaking trip to Russia to find and bring home
a traditional housewife."
- Trailer for
Connie and Carla , the comedy from that Greek Wedding
woman. Here's the official description: "Vardalos and Collette
play Connie and Carla, two struggling Chicago dinner theater
performers who accidentally witness a mafia hit... and who
subsequently hit the road, running for their lives. Assuming the
killers will never look for them in a place devoid of culture, the
pair head to Los Angeles, where they assume new identities and
find their middling talent at song and dance perfectly suited to
new careers-as drag queens. Much to their surprise, they
inadvertently become the toast of the cabaret circuit."
- I told you this would change several more times.
Janet back in the Grammys
- Lots of nekkid content in the free portion of
The first woman gets the ax from The Donald.
Unfortunately, it was our fav - former softcore star Kristi Frank.
- Ya gotta love The Smoking Gun. Bobby Knight may not have been
suspended, but Chancellor Smith had to enter his version of the
incident into Knight's file.
The Smoking Gun obtained that internal memo from Texas Tech's
general counsel via the open records law.
- As the Smoking Gun put it, "Next to the third and final
installment of Robert Caro's Lyndon B. Johnson opus, TSG can think
of no other biographical work more eagerly anticipated than Paris
Hilton's memoir, 'Tongue-in-Chic: Paris Hilton's Confessions of an
Smoking Gun has obtained the book proposal from the Mark Twain of
Jon Stewart analyzes Tittygate, or as he calls it "Teatgate".
The Daily Show - analyzes the second Civil War in the South
Jon Stewart -The Daily Show - Wolfowitz visits Iraq.
NBC's Tim Russert will do a full hour of Meet the Press with
President Bush one-on-one this Sunday.
- A large gallery of still captures from
Eurotrip, including some nudity!
Chat with Satan. (Some AI bot. Pretty cool)
- Some comedy clips from
Paris Hilton sues over her internet sex tape. I
followed that story, but I can't figure out who she is suing -
some company in Panama.
Miracle's score at Metacritic is a 65, including
recommendations from Lisa Schwartzbaum and Roger Ebert, and
near-universal praise for Kurt Russell in the lead.
- Rotten Tomatoes estimates that 70% of the reviews of
Miracle are positive.
Jim Craig, goalie for the 1980 US Hockey team, comments on the
authenticity of "Miracle"
Nicholson, Keaton happy with their nude scenes in Something's
To infinity and beyond! Dave Barry evaluates Bush's mission to
Mars. "In 1938, Orson Welles did a radio broadcast
about invading Martians landing in New Jersey. The broadcast
created a nationwide panic, although it was, of course, a hoax.
The Martians actually landed in Philadelphia, where many still
reside, as evidenced by U.S. Senator Arlen Specter."
President Bush names objective, impartial, bipartisan panel
members to study the failings of American intelligence,
tentatively-titled The Committee to Blame Clinton. Let
me see if I understand this. President Bush needs a team of
experts to find the country's source of inadequate intelligence?
Jay Leno should be milking that for weeks.
- TRIVIA: Which country currently imprisons
the highest percentage of its population?
- Here's the full-length trailer for
Dawn of the Dead. Amazingly enough, this looks like it
might be good.
- Get the
"Dishonest Dubya" Lying Action Figure - now with real
The Smoking Gun presents the lawsuit against Janet Jackson's
Alleged Sept. 11 plotter acquitted in Germany
- The trailer for
Imagining Argentina. This is the Emma Thompson film
that provoked jeering and laughter at Venice. The Sun Herald
reviewed it as follows:
The audience, unsettled by an unusually graphic rape scene
involving Thompson, rocked with laughter at cut-in shots of her
husband, played by Antonio Banderas, staring moodily into the
middle distance as he strummed his guitar. David Gritten, a UK
newspaper film writer who was in the Venice audience, said:
"There was loud booing, and the Italians love to boo anyway, but
this really was the worst I've ever heard. The problem was that
Banderas strumming the guitar looked so anti-climactic. "Another
film with Banderas in it had just been released in Venice, Once
Upon A Time In Mexico, in which he plays a guitar-playing
mariachi, so it rather looked as if here was El Mariachi again,
strolling into this dreadful scene of human rights abuses."
Eavesdropping on the White House. Some of the more
colorful things recorded by the White House taping system.
Question: did Lyndon ever make it through a conversation without
mentioning his 'nads or his bumhole?
- Arena Football cheerleaders.
The Fabulous Flames Roster - cheer for the Indiana Firebirds
The White House PATRIOT REGISTRATION. "Because
non-traitors have nothing to hide"
FindVideos.com. Find videos, watch 'em, find the
official site, buy 'em. Very useful site.
RadioLovers.com - Old Time Radio Shows. This is a
tremendous resource for those of you still interested in the brief
Age of Radio. Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?
Well, there's the Shadow, and I think Dick Cheney has a pretty
Aussie feds raid Kazaa.
- All about "RateMyTeachers.com".
Controversial Web Site Lets Students Rate Teachers.
- You think he's mellowed? Hell, no. His new film proves that
John Waters is still as fucked-up as ever. In fact, it
seems that filmdom's #1 attention whore is returning to his
Helmets for everyone, says Weekly World News: "In a
bold and determined move to protect the American public from all
possible harm, the Bush administration wants the Pentagon and
State Department to issue surplus Army helmets to every man, woman
and child in the country -- to save us from falling meteorites."
IMDb User Ratings for You Got Served (2004) show that
it is currently rated 1.2 out of 10 (one is the lowest possible
rating). IMDb's top 100 votes call it a perfect 1.0!! 83% of the
voters have given it the lowest possible rating.
- To me there is something very fitting about the fact that The
Guardian, the world's most gullible newspaper, is deluded into
printing an article about the
Top 10 modern delusions, many of which are not
explained, are misrepresented, or are not delusions at all!
The Economist Intelligence Unit has published a new survey
assessing the level of hardship for expatriates in 130 cities.
Melbourne and Vancouver are the best places to be assigned as an
ex-pat, Port Moresby is the worst. (I worked in Port Moresby for a
A woman is suing Janet Jackson for exposing her breast during last
week's Super Bowl, claiming to be "seriously injured" by the
incident. My God, what has Janet done? That poor women
was almost too weak to sue.
NBC 'Hires' Trump for 2nd Season of Reality Show
- INTERNET TRIVIA: What was the original origin of the
U.S. Presidents' IQ hoax?
School board: No school credit for working at Hooters.
That sounds like Junior Achievement to me.
- I love this headline in an Aussie newspaper:
Jews OK Mel's film. I thought Jews loved all of Mel
Jennifer Aniston will star in a Warner Bros. feature comedy about
a woman who believes her family inspired the characters in The
Graduate. Clooney and Soderbergh are producing.
Anthony Minghella announces the next version of his one and only
movie theme. Variety says it is "a surreal
psychological thriller about an accident-prone 9-year-old problem
child lying in a deep coma and the doctor who cares for him". How
many times is he going to that well? Hey kids, write your own
Anthony Minghella movie. Just fill in the blanks. "It's about an
unconscious ________ and the ______ who cares for him." (Jude Law
passed out from his wounds several times in Cold Mountain. He
pretty much wandered through America passing out and being nursed
back to health. As for the English Patient - no comment.)
- Only 8 more days to Valentine's Day. If you have $550,000, I
don't think you can go wrong by giving her a
decommissioned military submarine. We used to ask girls
to watch the submarine races with us, but we were just kidding.
The Weapons of Mass Destruction Program-Related Activities Song.
Dick Cheney pops his head out of his secure location and sees his
own shadow - that means six more weeks of Winter.
- The entire 14 minute short,
Fast Film, is online. "What makes Fast Film unique is
that all its scenes were taken from 300 different feature films."
- A trailer is online for
Bird In Hand: "about a bird watcher who goes through
great lengths to get the snapshot he wants"
Which high-profile trials are Americans interested in?
The only one high on the radar right now is Saddam. 92% iof
Americans are interested, and 94% of those polled think Saddam is
probably or definitely guilty, as compared to 42% for Kobe Bryant.
Baby born with 2nd head (with picture)
Charisma-Carpenter.com says: "Charisma Carpenter in
Playboy? Yes, you heard it here first. Word on the street is
Charisma may do a cover shot and inside pictorial in an issue
tentatively scheduled for a late spring or early summer release"
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.
Words from Scoop.
.avi's from Shiloh.
.wmv files made by Scoop from Shiloh's .avi's.
1. Couple of classics today. Star Trek's Marina
Sirtis in The Wicked Lady. (.avi version, .wmv
2. And Isabelle Rossellini in Blue Velvet. (.avi version, .wmv
Perhaps these tips will help if you have trouble
with the codecs for these movies:
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.
A reader says:
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 the .wmv versions of each video. 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.
- Romy Schneider and Jane Birkin in scenes from "La Mouton enragé" aka "Love at the Top" (1974). Schneider is topless and Birkin shows all 3 B's.
Be sure to pay Graphic Response a visit at his website. www.graphic-barry.com.
'Caps and comments by Brainscan:
The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977) is a
cinematic time capsule. Think of an actor or actress
who you saw every week on television in the 70's but
whose name you just cannot remember. He or she is in
this movie. The guy who played Daren Stevens's boss
on Bewitched (both Darens, same boss)? He's in it.
The frenetic corporal on F Troop? In it. George
Hamilton? Wait, his name we remembered. But he's in
it, anyway. Billy Frickin' Barty is in it.... as a
mafia don... whose henchmen pick him up so he can be
at eye level with those to whom he speaks. Anyone who
was almost someone but didn't have that little
someting extra made it into this second enstallment of
the Happy Hooker series.
Even the babes who give up some goodies you might
recognize from other places... in which they gave up
Point 1: Joey Heatherton takes over from Lynn Redgrave
as Xaviera Hollander. The plot goes that she has
become the respectable queen of style in the Western
world. And one of her proteges has gone missing from
her job in Washington, D.C. So she travels to testify
about something or other and winds up telling stories
about her other employees. And yada, yada, yada.
You'll recognize Joey because she gave up upper
goodies in Bluebeard, but here she wears dresses with
plunging necklines, nothing more.
Point 2: Two of Xaviera's girls... including the one
who has gone missing... are played by former Hefmates.
They are Miss May for 1973, Bonnie Large, and for
1974, Pamela Zinszer. They show hooters only, but
enjoy the view because so far as I can tell this was
the only movie in which either appeared, much less
revealed anything interesting.
Point 3: Raven Delacroix, a staple of 70's nudie
movies, has a short, uncredited part. Louisa Moritz,
another frequently nekkid babe, has an equally short
but credited role. Both show boobs and bum
Points 4: Cissie Cameron-Colpitts, Dawn Clark and
Marilyn Joi provide the bulk of the exposure. Cissie
was topless in Billy Jack, that iconic movie of the
early 70's, Dawn was tres nekkid in Hollywood Knights
and Marilyn Joi disrobed in movies ranging from one of
the Ilsa, Wicked Somebody from Somewhere series to
Cheerleader's Wild Weekend. You'd never guess the
names, but you might recognize the... uh, faces.
Point 5: Okay, this is a tough one. Linda
Gildersleeve shows up, disrobes and proceeds to sport
hump on the lunch counter of her local diner. You do
not want to know why. Linda, if you recall, was
nekkid about half the time in Sun Bunnies and went
topless in Cinderella.
Okay, there IS one woman who removes her top for what
I'm guessing is the only time on-screen. Her name is
Dana Baker and she is a cutie.
So that does for The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington.
This is a movie filled with the detritus of Hollywood,
a B movie to end all B movies, or rather, The Mother
of All B Movies. And in case you miss the point of the
whole enterprise, the Washington Monument, phallic
symbol par excellence, spends as much time on screen
as any of the characters.
'Caps and comments by Dann:
Every parent of a young teen should watch this movie. Not always pleasant, but realistic and hard-hitting, it tells the story of 13 year-old Tracy, a normal well-adjusted teen, getting good grades, who befriends wild, partying Evie, and becomes involved in her destructive life-style.
Tracy's Mother, divorced and getting little help from Tracy's Father, struggles desperately to cope with her daughter's changed personality, but Tracy continues a downward spiral.
This excellent movie should provide a wake-up call for many parents who don't pay enough attention to their younger teens and the people they befriend. Kids grow up much faster today and what parents did in their late teens, their children are now experiencing in their early teens.
I'm also impressed when older actresses are willing to do nudity when it's appropriate to the story, as it was in this case. Holly Hunter did an outstanding job as the overwhelmed mother.
The Ghost takes a look at the 1993 movie "Angel Fist" starring the late Catya Sassoon (daughter of hair guru Vidal Sassoon). B-movie babe Melissa Moore also makes an appearance and does some nudity.
- Catya Sassoon topless, and showing off some of the most fake robo-hooters ever.
- Catya Sassoon videos (.wmv format). Check out #3 to see the fake'uns in action. It's a karate scene and they NEVER move!
- Melissa Moore, topless and a little rear nudity in a shower scene.
- Melissa Moore videos (.wmv format)
- Catya Sassoon and Melissa Moore together in the shower scene. Sassoon goes frontal.
- Catya Sassoon and Melissa Moore video (.wmv format)
|Another look at the "Line of Fire" co-star in undies. Excellent HDTV 'caps, especially the close up thong views in links 5,6 and 7!
||Fans of the Travel Channel cutie will like this...Samantha in a bikini taking a mud bath. Thanks to Tmo for the 'caps.
|Señor Skin 'caps of the Canadian actress baring all in several sex scenes from the 1993 movie "Paris, France". Currently you can see her on the TV series "Line of Fire".
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
KIDMAN'S GLAMOUR MAY HAVE SUNK OSCAR CHANCES
Not Renee Zellweger's Problem - WENN Celebrity News claims that Nicole
Kidman's looks in "Cold Mountain" may be what hurt its Oscar chances. An
insider said that during editing, they debated digitally adding smudges to
her face because she looked more like a cover girl than a Civil War-era
farm woman. But time and cost ruled it out. They think her incongruous
glamour hurt the film's credibility so much, it may have cost it Best
If she wanted an Oscar, she really should've worn the nose again.
She just looked way too hot for Cold Mountain.
Whatever happened to authentic movies about the frontier, where women
wore platinum hair, false eyelashes and blue eye shadow?
Mountain Of Excuses - Miramax Films head Harvey Weinstein suggested that
"Cold Mountain" was snubbed because of a conspiracy by the press to attack
the movie for being shot in Romania, which made it a victim of US
"discrimination" against "European" movies.
That, and the fact that it "kinda sucked."
Or maybe it was because the Confederate soldiers were talking with
HOAX ENRAGES APPLE COMPUTER FANS
Nuts To The Core - The Overclockers.com tech website ran a hoax that
generated over 300,000 hits in a day. Someone posted a letter claiming he
didn't like his Power Mac G5, a new and expensive Apple computer, so he
gutted it and replaced its innards with cheap parts to convert it into a
PC. The story included faked photos. Their mailbox overfilled with hate
mail from Mac users, saying they hope the PC blows up and disfigures him,
that he "will surely burn in Hell for eternity," that he should be hung by
his testicles and set on fire, and one who said he'd like to put a "Teflon
bullet from my Glock in your f---ing face."
Boy, Mac users are INSANE!...Please, no e-mails.
Wow! This is a weirder cult than Saturn drivers!
The letter telling him he'd burn in Hell came from Brandy McKenith, age 7.
The "Power Mac" has been renamed the "Power Mad."
WHAT HOTEL GUESTS LEAVE AND STEAL
And Who Took All Those Things? Paris Hilton! - Caterer And Hotelkeeper
magazine polled hotel owners to ask what things guests steal and what they
leave behind. Aside from the expected towels and sheets, there were
reports of thefts of a medieval sword, a door hinge, the peep hole from a
room door, the hotel owner's dog, and the room's toilet seats. Items
accidentally left behind include false teeth, glass eyeballs, wigs and
toupees, artificial limbs and a family member.
Actually, that guest TRADED his family member for the hotel owner's dog.
People forget their glass eyes and toupees because someone else already
stole the mirrors.
I stayed in a motel room once where someone had left behind an
artificial leg...At least, I THINK it was artificial.
However, in the entire history of hotels, nobody has ever stolen the