"The Heart of Me"
The Heart of Me (2002) is a UK period soap set between WW I and WW 2 about the trials of being a stuffy as hell upper middle class Brit. The basic plot premise has a wealthy young man married to a proper gentlewoman (Olivia Williams), living in a proper flat, and having proper parties for their proper friends. When he isn't busy keeping up appearances, he is sport humping Williams' bohemian sister, Helena Bonham Carter. Lots of dynamics to play with in this triangle, but they preferred to focus on whom could keep the corn cob stuck up their arse the longest. I listen to part of the commentary, and discovered that the director and writer both still had theirs firmly implanted.
The only saving grace of this muck is breast exposure from both Helena Bonham Carter and Olivia Williams. IMDB readers have this at 6.0 of 10. Critics are divided between those that call this a soap opera but give three stars anyway, and those that call this a soap opera and give it the low marks it deserves. Even a talented cast could not save this given the dialogue and direction. Very low C-.
Helena Bonham Carter
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
Some .wmv film clips
In the Cut (2003)
I'm sick of this film. I have talked about it
several times. I read the book. Then I talked about that. I've done
images several times. Tuna has done images. Enough!
Here are my latest Meg Ryan images. I tried to do
some different stuff this time - different lighting, whatever. Some
of it came out good, other collages suck. So it goes. (1,
- Updates for Meg Ryan and Theresa Russell.
RALPH NADER CONSIDERS WRECKING 2004 ELECTION: "Mr. Nader was
huddling with prominent crackpots in Washington, D.C. today to
determine whether he has enough support among wing-nuts and
whack-jobs nationwide to mount an entirely meaningless
You Got Served is now ranked as the worst movie of all time at
IMDb, knocking Gigli out of the bottom 10.
"Project_ISM is a public self expression
forum in which women present themselves as they would like to be
Mutant Reviewers from Hell do one of Junior's faves, "PCU"
- Something that represents a
sad passing for some of us old-timers:
the record store is about to go the way of the dinosaurs.
"Daddy, what's a record?"
Is it my imagination, or is the Mouseketeer's mouth actually
larger than that of a Mako shark? How can she open it that
Senator John Kerry once recorded a rock album with a band called
The Electras in 1961. A copy is now selling on e-bay for
more than $2300.
Want to reduce the likelihood of a stroke? Get bit by a vampire.
Nipple shields are selling like crazy after their national
spokeswoman's Super Bowl demonstration.
Black leaders challenge the Michigan caucus results. The
white folks seem to have moved the caucus sites, and they ... um
... forgot to tell the black people. Oopsy daisy.
Kerry over Dean 49-31 in Washington caucus. Kerry with a
commanding early lead in Michigan.
- As predicted, it has changed
"Singer Janet Jackson has confirmed reports she has pulled out
of presenting an award at this year's Grammys - following
her controversial performance at the Super Bowl."
- Coming soon has five more new
South Africa is in the Berlinale limelight with a star-studded
new John Boorman drama
Who says Asian women all have small
- The home page for the
American Association for Nude Recreation. (Some innocent
Cate Blanchett presents women-driven Western at Berlinale
Jim Carrey is no fun since he gave up s-s-s-s-s-mokin'
Would you buy a way of life from a guru? Francis Wheen
traces the rise and rise of mystic mumbo-jumbo.
Astronomy Pic of the Day for February 7 - The Little Ghost
Roddick sets a new record for serve speed.
ESPN seems to have missed this in their analysis of the most
boneheaded moves in the history of sports. In was June of
1984, and the Portland Trailblazers had a critical decision to
make. Would they choose greatness, or would they choose to suck?
Being the Trailblazers, they chose suckiness, and Da Bulls got
His Airness. The first year after that draft, the Bulls improved
by 11 games, the Blazers fell by 6. Neither Bowie nor Jordan was
the #1 pick. They were #2 and #3. The first draft pick that year
went to the 29-53 Houston Rockets. They took Alajuwon, and it
was the correct choice, at least in the short run. They improved
by 19 games the next year, and went to the NBA finals the year
after that. I guess you know what happened to the Bulls -
eventually - but it took a long time and a lot more components
before they could build that famous 72-10 team.
Janet's beau quits Grammy-related job: "In continuing
post-Super Bowl fallout, Jackson's boyfriend, Jermaine Dupri,
quit Friday as president of the Atlanta chapter of the National
Association of Recording Arts & Sciences, the organization that
puts on the Grammy Awards."
- Story sucks, but let's hear
you say this headline five times rapidly:
Police hunt cockle picker gangmasters. Quentin Tarantino
already has half the script completed.
- Nostalgia. Did you grow up in,
go to school in, get stationed near, or visit Dallas in the 70s
or 80s? In that case, you remember the legendary
Bowley and Wilson
- Nostalgia, history:
Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum
- Former shock-rocker
Kinky Friedman to run for Governor of Texas in 2006.
Modern Nostradamus predicted Janet Jackson "outing" in the
summer of 2001.
Hillary Clinton nominated for a Grammy. Best Spoken Word
album. Their whole family is very oral.
Beauty queen posed nude for a web site, may have to forfeit her
- Four more free videos from
Playboy's Beach Babes!
Why do they call it "Folding Money"? Fun with Greenbacks,
some of it not paranoid.
The Horror Channel to launch in October
The now famous two headed baby dies after surgery.
Nielsen SoundScan reported that music sales so far in 2004 are
up 10 percent over the year-ago period.
A Beijing businessman has applied to use the Chinese name of US
President George Bush to market his disposable diapers..
Because they're full of ...
JoBlo covers the lamest rumors in the current filmosphere.
Will Farrell as one of the Three Stooges? In the immortal words
of Oscar Wilde, "Nyuck, nyuck".
No Cameras Allowed for Feb 13th Jacko hearing. Judge offers
Stephen Wolfram's "A New Kind of Science" is now available
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. Something old. Rachel Ward in Night School.
Her most significant nudity. (.avi version, .wmv
version .wmv version part 1 .wmv version part 2)
2. Something new. No matter which decade you're
discussing, one thing is sure: Helen Mirren is naked. She did it
twice last year, in Calendar girls and in this film, The Roman
Spring of Mrs Stone (.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.
- Jessica Lange nude in the 1988 mvoie "Everybody's All-American". These are from the recently released DVD. Graphic adds...'The scenes are still too dark to make it a winner but it still gets the message across OK'.
Be sure to pay Graphic Response a visit at his website. www.graphic-barry.com.
'Caps and comments by Spaz:
"Love In a 4 Letter World" (1970)
French-Canadian sex comedy about a man with a beautiful wife
and daughter who lusts after a woman (Cayle Chernin).
Previously Monique Mercure was confused with Cayle Chermin.
"Night of the Demons III" (1997)
Third installment starring Amelia Kinkade this time
filmed in Canada. The highlight is when she gives
a blowjob to a handgun and spits out the bullets afterwards.
"The Funny Farm" (1983)
Comedy drama about the standup circuit not to be confused with
the Chevy Chase classic. Most of the shots are very dark.
"Puppets Who Kill: Portrait of Buttons"
Season two has started last week. In this week's
episode they have Canadian nurses who administer handjobs
to assist guys who donate sperm. The thing to avoid is the
"Hog Wild" (1980)
Really bad Canadian biker movie. The high school
students look old enough to be college seniors. No nudity.
One scene not to be missed is the go-go dancer audition.
Not only did Jennifer Dale hike up her skirt but
you can see a then-unknown Michele Scarabelli strut
her stuff in a white bustier and cut-off shorts.
"Conspiracy of Silence" (1991)
Miniseries based on a true story.
Michelle St. John is sort of full frontal
as a dead body in a post rape scene.
"Family of Cops III" (1999)
Third and final installment of the Charles Bronson franchise.
Laura Catalano is probably the blonde waitress in the bar scene.
- Assorted ladies
"Welcome to Paradox: Blue Champagne Resort"
Weird episode about a woman (Rachel Hayward) who stars
in virtual reality programs.
'Caps and comments by Dann:
"Out of Order"
2003 Showtime mini-series turned into a feature-length film for DVD tells the story of married screenwriters who cope with her depression, overuse of alcohol and marijuana, and loss of interest in intimacy. As she struggles with her demons, he tries very hard to remain faithful despite being very tempted to stray. When he becomes attracted to a neighborhood soccer mom, things get even more difficult.
Very well done and interesting, and will be especially attractive to fans of shows like "Thirty Something", as it deals with many of the same issues.
|The young and gorgeous French actress in the role that first brought her to our attention. Here she is at about 20 years old, baring all in scenes from "Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brűlantes" aka "Water Drops On Burning Rocks" (2000). The movie itself is art house pig poo, BUT Ludivine is nekkid for maybe 20 minutes of screen time and looks amazing.
|Very nice toplessness and thong views in several scenes from the Shannon Tweed flick, "Stormy Nights" aka "The Widow" (1996).
|A new Vejiita comic featuring the Evil Callisto topless in scenes from "Denial" and "After The Game" aka "The Last Hand".
||Kitt catches the Oscar winning actress showing off some nice cleavage during an appearance on Letterman.
||Before she became 'the Diva known as J-Lo' she had a co-starring role as the token love interest in the Wesley Snipes/Woody Harrelson buddy pic, "Money Train" (1995). Oh yeah...she got topless in a love scene with Snipes. 'Caps by nmd.
||The pop star lets a nip slip out. Thanks to Squiddy.
|Gorgeous robo-hooters on display in scenes from the Spanish movie "La Mujer más fea del mundo" aka "The Ugliest Woman in the World" (1999). 'Caps by the Skin-man.