"Not of this Earth"
Not of this Earth (1995) is produced by Roger Corman, making this the third time he has done the same story. A man comes to see a blood specialist wanting a transfusion. He can hypnotize people with his eyes, and convinces nurse Elizabeth Barondes to work full time in his house. He also convinces the doctor to work full time on a cure for the virus that is ruining his blood, and, as we find out, threatening his planet with extinction. He spends his days draining blood from people to send home to keep others alive.
I saw the 1988 version, and don't remember any important differences, other than the fact that the 1988 version had more nudity, including Tracy Lords. Barondes shows breasts and buns in a shower scene, but without her face in frame at the same time. It is her,however, not a double. Later, she shows breasts in a completely gratuitous sunbathing scene.
IMDb readers have this at 4.2, the same as the 1988 version. The 1957 original is at 5.0. I have to wonder why Roger keeps making this film. Joe Bob loved it. I was frankly bored to tears, just as I was in the 1988 version. The special effects, for the most part, were badly done cgi and some ok monster make-up. This is a C-, a barely acceptable genre effort.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
Here's a zipped .wmv of Halle Berry clad in leather from "Catwoman"
Celebrity mug shots: Andre the Giant. I miss ol' Andre.
Even thought he was my main man, somehow I have never managed to
see the classic movie,
My Dinner with Andre the Giant, which is rated a
sterling 1.7 at IMDb.
Female stars and their heights. Catalina Moreno (far
right) is 5'5". Based on that, how tall do you figure Imelda
Staunton is (center)? Her official height is 5'0", but maybe that
is her height in four inch heels.
Elizabeth Hurley in a Harry Potter film? Well, that
should get him waving his wand.
Oh, no! The Jeopardy nerd gets another 15 minutes of fame.
Here is the international trailer for Kingdom of Heaven.
"'Kingdom of Heaven' is an epic adventure about a common man
(Orlando Bloom) who finds himself thrust into a decades-long war.
A stranger in a strange land, he serves a doomed king, falls in
love with an exotic and forbidden queen, and rises to knighthood.
Ultimately, he must protect the people of Jerusalem from
overwhelming forces while striving to keep a fragile peace. From
Ridley Scott, the master of the modern epic."
And now, a phone line to the dear departed.
The Trailer for Fighting Tommy Riley
- Lonely and in poor health, trainer Marty Goldberg has been
stuck working on the fringes of the professional circuit far too
long. Searching for a way out, he discovers Tommy, a young man
with raw talent to burn. Outside the ring however, Tommy
displays a self-destructive streak that could end his career
before it begins. As the two men begin to work together, they
find it's not just Tommy's volatile tendencies that threaten
their relationship, but also Marty’s painful past. Boasting some
extraordinary performances that are by turns devastatingly
poignant and vigorously uplifting, this debut feature by Eddie
O'Flaherty is a powerful look at the world of men, both in and
outside the ring.
- This is funny! Reminds me of the old National Lampoon, back in
Iowahawk's TV Classics: "Chutch"
- Based on the rugged hippie anti-hero Jan-Peter Bronston
portrayed in a skein of popular low budget drive-in biker films,
Chutch battled against injustice and The Man with a lethal
arsenal of martial arts, mystic dialog, dirt bikes and his
faithful mountain lion, Zapata. The show's unique combination of
serious social commentary, folk music and violent desert
dirtbike action sparked a brief but intense popularity among
young viewers, spawning the memorable catch phrase "you heap big
dead, paleface" -- uttered by Chutch whenever a villain
questioned his Native American bona fides.
Automatic Brad Pitt consolation letter.. "Brad Pitt is
very sad right now and needs the support of his fans while he goes
through his difficult and very public breakup with Jennifer
Aniston. We have tried to help with our own consolation letter
The Cop Without a Clue...: "A Swedish police officer
has confessed he robbed a bank and later investigated the crime
himself, telling reporters the police had no clues. An hour after
the crime the police officer returned to the bank as a leading
police investigator handling the case!"
Former Playmate Jennifer Walcott has a mini-wardrobe malfunction
at a Super Bowl party. (Center)
Eva Mendes will join the Ghost Rider cast. Nicolas Cage
plays the title role in the Columbia Pictures comic book
adaptation, with Wes Bentley playing baddie Blackheart.
- Bringing the Western ways to Iraq - one step at a time.
A female National Guard M.P. was demoted for indecent exposure
after a mud-wrestling party in Iraq.
The Three Stooges Official Website: "Listen to and
download some of the most classic Three Stooges sound bytes.
There's even a collection of songs recorded by The Three Stooges
Ang Lee directs BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and
Heath Ledger as two gay ranchers.
The Super Bowl spot for Robots (And other spots)
Elisha Cuthbert will star in The Itty Bitty Titty Committee
opposite Camilla Bell, Martin Donovan and Edie Falco.
Will the title survive?
- "Oh, you are so divorced, divorced, divorced."
A budding cyber-romance between a Jordanian man and woman turned
into an ugly public divorce when the couple met - and found out
that they were already man and wife.
John Cusack and Morgan Freeman will star in a Bruce Beresford
thriller, The Contract
The backlash over 'Million Dollar Baby'. (Major
spoilers: gives away the entire plot of the film, including the
Nicole Richie has six pet rats named after the cast of 90210, and
gave "Tori Spelling" to Paris Hilton for Christmas.
Historical mystery solved - how did Goering get a suicide pill?
If you use a Mozilla-based browser, here's a major security flaw
you need to deal with.
Call on Me Video With Smokin' Hot Chicks: "Eric Prydz
remade the song Call On Me. Here is an excellent video kinda
spoofing the 80s. The girls are smokin' hot "
- If two trains leave
Chicago Amsterdam ...
Could you pass a Dutch immigration test? They have some
tougher questions than the GRE's.
- How many wheels on a car? (This is a real question)
- Is it OK for women to sunbathe without their tops and their
- Can gay people marry? Is it polite to send tulips?
FOX pulls a 51% share on Sunday night. "The WB could
have aired pure static" and it would not have caused any
significant loss, since it pulled only 1%.
Weekly World News: "In a major sign that President Bush believes
he has a huge mandate from his reelection, he's changing his name
to 'God.' "
- "He told me, 'Whenever Democrats raise objections to my plan
to privatize Social Security, I'll just point to our currency
where it says 'In God We Trust' and say, 'See? It says In ME we
trust.' And when protesters insist I should be impeached for
lying about the war in Iraq, I'll remind them that the Pledge of
Allegiance says that the U.S. is 'one nation, under ME.'"
Deep Throat is near to death - and Woodward and Bradlee will tell
all after he dies.
"Somebody's gotta go back 'n get a shitload o' beads."
Here is the Bud Light ad which was banned from the Super Bowl.
Go Daddy 2005 Super Bowl Ad - See the original uncensored version
of the commercial.
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
"The Big Sleep"
Two clips from the Robert Mitchum version:
1. Here is the Movie House page for
The Big Sleep. You have to go
to the bottom of the page to find the comments about the 1978
version. The top half is about the two Bogart versions.
2. I made the .wmv versions of each
of the ICMS videos. (He makes the .avis, of course.) The latest codecs for these: Windows Video V9, Windows Audio 9.
The advantages of these are (1) you know the codecs; (2) they'll play in
the Windows Media Player with any up-to-date windows OS; and (3) the file
sizes are economical. The major downside is that the quality is inferior
to the originals.
If you have trouble with the .avi videos on this site, there is a
tool designed to determine which codec is needed for any video.
4. Because of a unique combination of
circumstances with the Windows media player and some substantial
bandwidth theft, we have to do all of our movie files in zip
format. Left click on the files as you normally would to view a
you get a choice, click on "save", and put it on your hard drive in
the directory of your choice. UnZIP and play from there. I know this is not especially convenient, but it
allows us to carry film clips. I can protect .zip files from
hot-linking in the same way I can protect still images. For some
reason, if I protect .avis and .wmvs from hot-linking, they will not
play in the Windows media player, and I can't get a satisfactory
work-around. Perhaps I will find a better solution, but for now this
new policy allows you to continue getting the movie clips you want
to see, which is much preferable to my abandoning the clips
Here are the final results and comments for last week's poll: Which actress has been the most convincing playing a stripper
I wanted to revisit a poll we did a few years back to see how or if things have changed. So on that note...
This week's poll:
Who has the best bum in Hollywood?
Here is a short list of nominees.
Phoebe Cates in "Paradise"
Claire Danes in "To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday" (thong)
Jessica Alba in "Idle Hands" (partial)
Natalie Portman in "Closer" (thong)
Halle Berry in "Monster's Ball"
Elisha Cuthbert in "Girl Next Door" (thong)
Ludivine Sagnier in "Water Frops in Burning Rocks" and "La Petite Lili"
Audrey Tautou in "Le Libertin" and "A Very Long Engagement"
Irčne Jacob in "The Big Brass Ring" and "Spy Games"
Nicole Kidman in "Dead Calm", "Billy Bathgate", "Billy Bathgate" "Malice", "Eyes Wide Shut", "The Birthday Girl" and "Cold Mountain"
Denise Richards in "Wild Things"
Neve Campbell in "When Will I Be Loved"
Kari Wuhrer in "Boulevard", "The Crossing Guard" (thong), "Beyond Desire", "Vivid", "Ivory Tower", "Poison", "Spider's Web" and "King of the Ants".
Please Email Scoopy Jr. with more nominees, comments or suggestions.
Here are the results of our most recent other polls...
The Top 20 Nude Scenes of 2004
The Best Nude Film Debuts of the 80s
The Best Nude Film Debuts of the 90s
'Caps and comments by Oz:
Here's another soft core that's heavy on nudity but light on plot. In "Dangerous Invitations" we see a lot of Beverly Lynne, Angel Cassidy, Jacy Andrews, Serria Tawan, Tiffany Mason and Shauna O'Brien.
- Beverly Lynne
- Angel Cassidy
- Jacy Andrews
- Serria Tawan
- Tiffany Mason
- Shauna O'Brien
'Caps and comments by Dann:
This excellent 2004 drama, on some levels a chick flick, is also a painful look at dysfunctional relationships, and at a mother's drive to be with her children. It is based on the very good novel by Dorothy Allison, and directed by Lisa Cholodenko, both noted for presenting stories of people undergoing life-changing events.
When her rocker boyfriend dies in a car wreck in California, a woman takes her daughter (by the boyfriend) and returns to Georgia, where she hopes to reunite with her two teenaged daughters. When her husband shot her twice in the head (but with a gun which he didn't realize was unloaded), she had fled leaving him and the daughters behind. They now live with their paternal grandmother, while the husband is living alone dieing of cancer. The grandmother has raised the girls as strict fundamentalists, and of course, to hate their mother.
The woman's battle to reunite with her now teenaged girls, one a religious zealot and the other a garden-variety small-town slut, and then gain acceptance from them, is an outstanding story, and solid acting by a good cast make this a very worthwhile if somewhat sad movie.
|C2000 takes a look at the movie flick that needed to be tossed out with the used kitty litter, "Catwoman". Here we see supermodel Kim Smith and Halle Berry both showing some cleavage. I am still amazed that Hollywood was able to take a movie featuring Halle in skin tight leather and make it unwatchable!
|This Canadian actress is probably best known for taking over the Alicia Silverston role for the TV series "Clueless". Here she is showing some cleavage during a guest spot on the UK series "Peep Show".
|Ok, these are COOL! Here are Señor Skin 'caps featuring Thurman and Amis both topless in scenes from the John Boorman movie, "Where the Heart Is" (1990). Why are these so cool? Because Uma and Suzy are both bodypainted and blending in to giant paintings.
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
MICHAEL JACKSON TELLS GERALDO HE'S INNOCENT
White Rhinoceros - In an interview with Geraldo Rivera, Michael Jackson
said celebrities are targets for false accusations, and the molestation
charges against him are "like watching science fiction." He said he'll be
found innocent and denied letting the accusations affect him, saying, "I
have rhinoceros skin."
The surgeon couldn't find a human donor.
Come to think of it, ANYTHING Michael Jackson does is like watching
Celebrities ARE targets for false accusations: O.J., Winona Ryder,
Robert Downey Jr...
Close Shave - Geraldo was so convinced of Michael's innocence, he declared
that if Michael is convicted, he'll shave off his mustache.
Translation: Fox News just told him, "No mustaches!"
Maybe Michael can loan him a little shaver.
WOMAN ARRESTED FOR GIVING TODDLER A HUSTLER
World's Best Mom! - Marisa Nicole Sivesind of Bakersfield, California, was
arrested after her landlord saw a Hustler centerfold on the bedroom wall of
her two-year-old son and one-year-old daughter. She allegedly told a
deputy that the boy asked her to buy the porn magazine when they were in a
liquor store and demanded she put up the poster on his wall, and she did it
to keep him from calling her vulgar names.
To her credit, she's already taught him a LOT of adult words.
That's also why she had to buy him a case of bourbon.
Fortunately, she's already been bailed out by her son, who got the money
by knocking over the liquor store.
LOVE IS A MENTAL DISEASE
You Are Always On My Mind - Just in time for Valentine's Day, The
Psychologist magazine reports that doctors now believe falling in love is a
potentially fatal disease. London psychologist Frank Tallis said many
symptoms of lovesickness can be explained in clinical terms: elevated mood
and inflated self-esteem are signs of mania; tearfulness and insomnia are
depression symptoms; constantly checking your e-mail is an aspect of
obsessive compulsive disorder; and a broken heart can make people suicidal.
He said it's time doctors take lovesickness seriously as a diagnosis and
treat it like any other complaint.
...With heavy doses of drugs.
...Tell you it's all in your head and charge you $300.
If love is a disease, maybe you can get your insurance company to pay
for your Valentine's date.