"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.

  • Thumbnails

  • Elizabeth Barondes (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)

  • Here's a zipped .wmv of Halle Berry clad in leather from "Catwoman"

    Other Crap:


    Other Crap archives. May also include newer material than the links above, since it's sorta in real time.

    Click here to submit a URL for Other Crap




    Here 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.

  • ICMS

    Words, pictures, and vids from ICMS


    "The Big Sleep"  (1978)

    Two clips from the Robert Mitchum version:


    Scoop's notes:

    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.

    3. 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. http://www.headbands.com/gspot/

    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 picture. When 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 altogether.

    Jr's Polls
    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:

    "Dangerous Invitations"
    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 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
    • Angel Cassidy (1, 2, 3)
    • Jacy Andrews (1, 2, 3)
    • Serria Tawan (1, 2, 3)
    • Tiffany Mason (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
    • Shauna O'Brien (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

    '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.

    Kim Smith
    Halle Berry
    (1, 2)

    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!

    Rachel Blanchard
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

    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".

    Uma Thurman
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

    Suzy Amis
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

    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...

    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 science fiction.
  • 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.

    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.

    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.