Logan's Run (1976) was nominated for two Oscars for Art Direction and Cinematography. It received other nominations and awards, but none for acting or directing or script. It earned $25M against a $9M budget, but has fallen to 6.5 at IMDB. It enjoys a 73% positive at Rotten Tomatoes. The big news is an amazing amount of nudity for a PG rated film. Jenny Agutter, as the female lead, shows breasts and buns, and a hint of bush getting out of wet clothes, and several unknowns show everything in an orgy scene, and frozen in ice tombs.
In the post apocalyptic future, everyone lives in the city with nothing to do but play all day. No disease, no work, all sex and games. The only rub is that when one is born, one must die. Hence, everyone dies on their 30th birthday. The few who can't get behind the death part and try to escape are called runners. They are shot by "Sandmen," and the male lead, Michael York, is one of the Sandmen. He is sent to uncover the sanctuary cult, rumored to be people that have escaped, and his life clock is advanced to make him look like a runner.
It is not a comfortable feeling for him, so he elects to escape for real, and to take Jenny Agutter with him for obvious reasons, which she shows in the undressing scene. When he learns the truth, he decides they have to return to the city and save everyone. This was not my first time through the film, and being familiar with the story line let me watch a little more critically, and the script is not very tight. They encounter an "old man" outside, but no data is given as to why he, and only he, was alive. Washington DC is overgrown with ivy, but there is no damage to monuments, thus we wonder what catastrophe caused most of civilization to vanish. In the happily ever after ending, the people of the city learn the truth and repopulate the Earth. But remember, they used to spend all of their time having sex, but babies were created in test tubes, and no birth control devices or medications were ever mentioned. At any rate, Sci Fi fans will enjoy it. The transfer is a little grainy, I suspect because it was shot that way. It is a little long at 120 minutes. The film works best as an actioner inside the city, and goes downhill when they escape. C.
"Nowhere To Run"
Nowhere to Run (1993) is a Jean-Claude Van Damme vehicle. In other words, he alone takes on the evildoers and emerges victorious in defense of the fair maiden, Rosanna Arquette. The details matter little, but here goes. His brother engineers a break for him from a prison bus, but is killed in the process. Van Damme was serving a sentence for something his brother had done. He elects to camp out on private property, and ends up tangled up with Rosanna and her two children, who are under attack from the nastiest land developer in history. The ending is predictably Van Damme victory, but the epilogue has him being returned to jail for a small dose of reality.
Arquette shows everything in a undressing for the bath scene, and breasts in a dark but lengthy sex scene with Van Damme. This is a case where you need to watch both the wide screen and full screen versions to see all of the skin. Both are provided on the two-sided DVD. It is currently rated an appropriate 4.4 at IMDB, but grossed an impressive $22.2M against an unknown budget. Ebert gives 1 1/2 stars, and Berardinelli two stars. I say C-. A Van Damme film is almost its own genre, and the plots are pretty much all the same, but this one was especially cliche ridden.
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Playboy's Cheerleaders & College Girls!
- You knew these two classy dames had to get together sooner or
Courtney Love and Paris Hilton.
- Worldwide box office:
Return of the King is now sitting at just about a billion dollars
in worldwide gross - and it hasn't opened in Japan yet!
That makes it #5 of all time so far. The Two Towers is #3.
- Weekly World News:
Woman suddenly able to speak Chinese after eating Chinese food.
Similar thing happened to me. Ate some Canadian food, then
suddenly started to act polite.
'Tupperware!' the Movie I have only one word for you,
Benjamin - Plastics!
- Now Terror's at Sea.
Open Water created a lot of buzz at Sundance '04 Here's
an article and a film clip.
Tittygate fallout: MTV consigns racy videos exclusively to
- Here are five new clips from
Welcome to Mooseport
Great cigar commercial from some country that still allows them.
Want to be a spy? Uncover top secret classified documents?
Put away the trenchcoat, the luger, and the night vision glasses
and just use Google.
Dean now says he will stay in the race even if he loses in
Wisconsin, as he originally promised in the "I have a
scream" speech. Or maybe he won't. 'Tis a mystery.
The extra scenes you'll see on the Return of the King DVD.
Mens Journal picks The 25 Toughest Guys in America. #1,
interestingly enough, is Justin "Oh, boo-hoo, I'm so sorry"
Timberlake. No, just kidding. It's Ethan Hawke. OK, maybe not. You
just better see for yourself. Be sure to see who is #25.
Dedication Ceremony for the George Bush Center for Intelligence.
Because nothing conveys "intelligence" more powerfully than the
words "George Bush". I'll bet you think it's a satire site, or
that I made that up, but it is all completely legit.
New Hellboy poster offered to the public.
- The Photoshop wizards at FreakingNews.com weigh in on
more RIAA ads directed at illegal music downloaders.
- Here's the trailer for
The Green Butchers, a Danish film about ... well, about
butchers. I swear this is a real quote from the publicity package:
"After dismal beginnings, an unfortunate accident happens which
coincides with a large order of meat." Jeez, I can't wait. I wish
that was already playing. I wonder if I can get them to send me my
own advance print. Maybe if I make a really big order of sausages.
The Confessions of Chairman Pooh, in which all
reactionaries are shown to be paper Tiggers.
- Over the past two years. Many people have sent me pictures
purporting to be Elin Nordegren, the beautiful woman who is to
marry Tiger Woods. For the record, Miss Nordegren and Tiger both
say that she has never posed naked. To the best of my knowledge,
this is true. The pictures circulating around the internet (see
the link) are of the similarly beautiful
Kim Hiott. As far as I
know, Kim is not planning to marry any famous golfers, although
she probably has helped many to straighten out their one iron.
New York flips over gay penguins in Central Park.
Penguins are gay? No wonder they always look so well dressed.
Joan Collins says fifth time's a charm for marriage.
Her husband is 37, and she is ... um ... 70 ... yeah, 70, that's
Diana Ross is going to jail.
- This site went through 514 year end film summaries and
Lost in Translation appeared on the most Top 10 lists.
Very handy reference site. Other facts:
- 237 critics did not think that Return of the King was one of
the top ten films of the year (!!)
- 92 critics picked ROTK as number one, far more than any
other film (second was 53 for Lost in Translation)
- The top three were nominated for Oscars, but numbers four
and five were not (American Splendor and Finding Nemo).
- Seabiscuit, which was nominated, placed 16th.
An attorney has launched a campaign to stop c-stores from selling
small glass tubes containing plastic roses. He claims
the tubes are crack pipes in disguise. He also wants to prevent
them from selling Slurpees and their dreaded oriental throwing
White House for KIDS!!! Totally kewl stuff for
patriotic youth. "Are Your Mommy & Daddy Liberal America Haters?
President Bush needs your help to find out! So be an Eagle Eyes
snitch - and get rich!"
- The stuff Guinness rarely mentions.
World Sexual Records.
British teenagers using potato chip bags as condoms,
often after removing the crisps. "Jimmy, what is that crunching
noise in there? Are you eating in your room again?""
Arrow in the Head reviews Ginger Snaps 2. "Should’ve
called this one Ginger Snoozes!"
Some Official "Batman" Details - and a 150 million dollar budget.
The Farrelly Brothers want Russell Crowe to play Moe in their
Three Stooges film.
Li'l G n'R. First ever Guns 'n' Roses Kids Tribute
Band. "Really...I'm not a stage Dad, pushing my little kid's
STEPS IN OVERCOMING MASTURBATION. An excerpt from a
Mormon missionary guide, circa 1970.
- "In the most
conclusive evidence of a Supreme Being ever discovered,
a Google search of God has proved once and for all that He exists,
theologians agreed today." Google returns 60 million hits for
"god". Satan gets only three million, compared to three and a half
for Paris Hilton.
The private residences of the presidential candidates.
I found this fascinating. Some of the guys, like Dean, Edwards,
Sharpton, and Clark live in typical middle class suburbia, albeit
more comfortably than most of us, in homes ranging from
$200,000-$900,000. Kerry lives in an urban 10000 square foot
townhouse with an elevator, worth seven million dollars. And ol'
Dennis Kucinich? If he claims to be a man of the people, he's not
kidding. He lives in an old working class area of Cleveland. His
house is assessed at $26,000.
Weird Movie Trivia: Warped Tales from the Bottom of the Barrel
Mozilla Firebird is renamed Firefox, upgraded and released today
in version 0.8.
Prisoner escapes using toilet-paper gun: " ... escaped
from a hospital after using toilet paper to make a fake gun."
The Tampa Bay Storm Cheerleaders. Some of their
insightful bio info:
- Yvonne Payton lists her future goal as: nothing.
- Jill Pruden lists her special talents as: tumbling.
- Alison Dobbs hopes to gain by being a cheerleader: nothing.
PROJECT GREENLIGHT 3 is looking for a horror or thriller
screenplay and director Get your script out of that
Original Star Wars Trilogy to DVD?: "We've received
information from a reliable source that an official announcement
regarding the much rumored Trilogy DVD is expected soon"
EA and Marvel to partner on superheroes. Marvel
characters to appear in EA games, and newly created EA super
heroes to appear in comic books.
RealityShows.com -everything there is to know about reality shows.
- Return with me to those days of yesteryear. It was August
2002, a simpler, more innocent time, and the Star Tabloid ran this
says Janet Jackson used me for sex
Which toys will your children demand next Christmas?
The Celestine Prophecy has financing and is now looking to cast
its lead actors.
Bush Deficit in Horse Race Unusual for Incumbents.
President Bush trails John Kerry 53-46 head to head. No standing
president has ever trailed a challenger by more than two points at
this stage. Only one president ever trailed at all. (Gerald Ford
by two points in 1976)
The Pro Bowl ends up being a tight defensive struggle, 55-52.
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. What more is there to say about Jennifer
Connelly? She's gorgeous, she has an Oscar, she's ever so
vulnerable, she's the most popular woman in the history of internet
nudity, she's our own officially anointed queen, and she has just
about the greatest breasts in the history of mammals. Here she is in
The Hot Spot.. (.avi version, .wmv
2. Speaking of Oscars, did you know that Marsha
Mason never won one. At one point she was nominated four times in a
nine year span, but she never came home with the hardware. She did
only sporadic nudity in her career, although she looked most
excellent with her shirt off. Here in The Image, she was 48 years
old and she still had the breasts of a teenager. In fact, the rest
of her also aged well, nd she looked great for 48, just as good as
two decades earlier. (.avi version, .wmv
3. I made a capture from the Marsha Mason video,
because the quality was excellent for a TV capture, and this was
underrepresented in our archives.
4. Kate Beckinsale, now a huge star with no recent
nudity, had a different attitude in her salad days. Here she is, age
20 and topless, in 1994's Uncovered. This clip came from a
German TV broadcast. This film is finally coming to DVD in about a
month or so, so stay tuned for more. (.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.
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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.
- Beyoncé Knowles, winner of 5 Grammys on Sunday, showing some legs, cleavage and some "booty".
- The not-so-bright Jessica Simpson showing off a bunch of cleavage.
- Jennifer Love Hewitt's breasts make a comeback.
- Paris Hilton
- Alicia Keys
- Marg Helgenberger, the "C.S.I." star looking fantastic and showing some cleavage.
- Madonna cleavage
- A very curious pair of presenters, Gwen Stefani and Quentin Tarantino
- Hilary Duff...looks like her actual dress wasn't ready, so she just wrapped herself in a pink terrycloth towel instead.
'Caps and comments by Dann:
"Flesh + Blood"
In 1985, Jennifer Jason Leigh had the classic body you see in old world paintings and sculptures. Maybe not great by today's standards, but classic nevertheless. She was perfectly cast as the intended bride of a noble lord in 1501 Western Europe. I personally don't like her as a blond, but the filmmakers were thorough: her eyebrows and even her pubic hair were dyed in order to make her look like a natural blond because let's face it, they didn't have hair dye back then.
The film tells of mercenaries who, after winning a battle for their lord, are betrayed and cast out without being paid. Needless to say, they want revenge.
Lots of good fight scenes and a very good job by the actors and director Paul Verhoeven who also co-wrote the movie. Plenty of nudity and sexuality, but still a very well done action/adventure, which I recommend.
'Caps and comments by Oz:
There's the briefest of nipple peek by Kristin Scott Thomas in Framed.
- Kristin Scott Thomas
"Waiting to Exhale"
Plenty of sexy caps of Angela Bassett and Lela Rochon in Waiting to Exhale. No nudity but it sure looks like Lela is showing a bit more.
Susan Sarandon doesn't wear a bra in Tempest and spends a substantial amount of time in her underwear. There are plenty of pokies and a nice view down her shirt. Pokies by Molly Ringwald and Lucianne Buchanan.
Some sexy caps of Julia Stiles in the thoroughly boring, Ethan Hawke version of Hamlet.
Millicent Sheridan bares her behind in Casino and there's an upskirt by Sharon Stone, but she's wearing knickers.
Some very sexy caps of Laura Dern in Focus.
Toplessness plus some brief bush by Julie Michaels in Point Break, and a rear shot of Lori Petty. Some actress, whose name I couldn't fathom, looks good in a thong.
- Julie Michaels
- Lori Petty
|Showing off her first class posterior in scenes from "Birthday Girl" (2001). 'Caps by Watty.
|Señor Skin 'caps of the former "West Wing" co-star topless in scenes from the far too weird to be entertaining David Lynch movie "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me" (1992).
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
GRAMMY AWARDS SUB-DUDE
Not Your Grammy's Nipples - The five-minute tape delay at the Grammy Awards
seemed to inhibit the behavior. The only unusual moments were Coldplay's
Chris Martin urging America to elect Kerry, Christina Aguilera clutching
her wide-open dress to avoid a Janet Jackson moment, and Justin Timberlake
apologizing before accepting a Grammy, saying, "What occurred was
unintentional, completely regrettable, and I apologize if you guys are
It WAS regrettable, and I AM offended by Justin Timberlake winning a
And he was extra-careful not to expose his nipples.
You know the Grammys have changed when Christina Aguilera wears clothes
Madonna told Chris Martin that Wesley Clark is much more
spiritually-evolved than Kerry, then kicked him in the nuts.
Americans WANT advice on picking their leader from a foreigner married
to a woman who fled America because it's too patriotic.
The only shocking moment came when a Grammy spokesman claimed that most
of last night's performers studied music in school.
NIPPLEGATE: WEEK TWO
At Least Come Hang Out Backstage - Fox News' Roger Friedman reports that
CBS did invite Janet Jackson to appear on the Grammy Awards, but only if
she'd apologize for her Super Bowl appearance. Her brother Michael advised
her to "stop apologizing already," so she rejected their invitation.
She actually did something more stupid than stripping at the Super Bowl:
she took career advice from Michael Jackson!
Janet would've accepted their invitation, but she had a falling-out.
Our Clothes HAVE To Stand Up To Abuse! - The New York Post reports that the
owners of DeMask, a Manhattan fetish wear shop that made Janet's costume,
are furious at her claim that her wardrobe "malfunctioned." They say they
make "solid, long-lasting pieces," and the only way it could have ripped is
if she replaced the studs in the rubber with snaps. He said if Justin had
tried to rip it before it was modified, it would have looked like an
If Justin tried to rip anything thicker than a piece of typing paper, it
would look like an assault.
Her costume was rubber: anyone who really tried to assault her would
bounce right off.
Michael advised Janet to reply, "I'm rubber, you're glue..."
See, if she'd just worn the original rubber-and-stud fetish wear at the
Super Bowl Halftime show, it would've been perfectly appropriate!
Nip This Trend! - Shops that sell piercings and nipple jewelry report a big
surge in customers since the Super Bowl.
Because you never know when you might run into Justin Timberlake in
front of 90 million people.
Of course, it could just be because of Valentine's Day.
QUOTE OF THE DAY! Columnist Leonard Pitts called Janet's flash "cheap,
calculated shock...the kind of idea you get when you have no ideas,"
concluding, "So the headline here is not that a woman exposed a breast. It
is, rather, that a breast exposed a woman."
PARIS HILTON PURSUES BOOK CONTRACT
Like Hiring Ray Charles To Paint A Portrait - Gawker.com reports that Paris
Hilton is pushing a proposal for a book called "Tongue In Chic: Paris
Hilton's Confessions of an Heiress." Ghostwriter Merle Ginsburg writes
that Paris "may not know rocket science, but she knows the science of love
like few women her age" and will offer her "sage" advice about getting and
keeping a boyfriend.
Chapter One: Buy A Camcorder.
If you want to know how she keeps a boyfriend, skip the book and see the
...Other tips it will contain include "Diet Coke is for fat people" and
"Figure out how to become tall and lanky and never gain weight."
So her sage advice is "Get platform shoes and bulimia."
Just use some of daddy's millions to get a leg-lengthening
...Hilton is an odd candidate for author: at a pre-Grammy party, she told
trashy novel queen Jackie Collins, "I don't read, but when I do read, I
She CAN'T read...She buys Jackie Collins audio books.
Asked her opinion of "Moby Dick," Paris replied, "I don't
know, I've never slept with Moby."