Normal Life (1996) is a story of a man's obsession with a mentally unstable woman. It is a crime drama. It is a film directed by none other than John McNaughton, and then released on cable TV. It is supposedly based on an actual crime spree. Luke Perry is a cop, but a misfit, who loves books, and doesn't fit in with his fellow officers. He watches as Ashley Judd breaks up with a boyfriend in a bar, then shatters a glass and cuts her hand. Luke comes to her rescue, and resolves to be her savior. She definitely needs one. Although beautiful and bright, she is frigid, self destructive, and a heavy user of both drugs and booze. After they marry, Perry finds out that she is also addicted to maxing out credit cards, doesn't cook or clean, is suicidal, and craves excitement. When he loses his job at the cop shop, he turns to bank robbing, and discovers he is very good at it.
Judd accidently sees him doing it, and demands to rob banks with him. They find themselves with enough money to live happily ever after, but she is now addicted to the thrill, and the unhappy ending becomes inevitable. Judd is wearing only a pair of panties through much of the film, and gives many views of her breasts in good light. The film opens with their capture, and is a flashback to the two years leading up to it. It is a fascinating study in her manic depressive self destructive behavior and his obsession with her. This is a C+.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
First, I'm not interested in fakes, and second, I can assure you
this is NOT Jennifer Garner. Having said all that, let me add that I
still think this zipped .wmv is pretty cool.
- "Veteran members of the Academy
of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have grown concerned over the
choice of Chris Rock as host of this month's awards show. Concern
Drudge said that Chris Rock claimed only gays watch the Oscars!
- "I never watched the Oscars. Come on, it's a fashion show,"
Rock recently declared. "What straight black man sits there and
watches the Oscars? Show me one! Awards for art are fucking
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez feeds the hungry, but does NOT
clothe the naked. Beautiful Venezuelan woman, although not
atypical for that country. I suppose I have been in about 70
countries, and if I had to rank all the countries I have visited
based upon the beauty of the women, Venezuela would be in the top
five, maybe the top three.
X-Entertainment's Valentine's Day Nostalgia Special!
- Is this the most amazing play in
basketball history? Carter has a seven footer directly between him
and the basket. How can go straight to the hoop without committing
an offensive foul? Simple.
Vince Carter jumps OVER a seven footer to make a dunk.
The Weekend Update site has loaded the Feb 5th show (Paris Hilton
The Fight Continues for Texas Sovereignty The nut-jobs who
would be kings of Texas have even minted their own currency and
are trying to figure out how to issue passports! In previous days,
they have advocated that the newly liberated Texas should
re-institute slavery, which I would agree to - provided that those
guys are the slaves.
USATODAY.com - The 2005 Grammy winners list
Ted Bundy tells all - audio tapes from the convicted, executed
FilmJerk.com's indispensable Early Report for this week.
Kevin Smith says on his official website that The Passion of The
Clerks is "the funniest thing I've ever written." "It's also
really poignant. This isn't gonna be a cameo-heavy affair, a'la
Strike Back. The only returning characters are Dante and Randal,
and Jay and Silent Bob. It won't be a star-studded affair. Jay and
Silent Bob have about as much screen time as they had in Clerks.
This is Dante and Randal's flick all the way."
Will Smith's Hitch totally dominates the Weekend Box Office
- Will is still golden. Hitch took in more than the next six
films added together, and it took in four times as much as the
second place finisher.
- Sideways took in more than last week, although on fewer
screens. It has slowly, steadily climbed to $53 million.
- Inside Deep Throat pulled in some pretty big numbers per
screen, but was only on 12 screens.
Filthy, the greatest of all critics, reviews Pooh's Heffalump
- "Kids, Pooh's Heffalump Movie is good in the same way as
seeing your parents screwing if your parents are hot-looking and
you're not easily creeped out by that sort of thing."
- The Pooh friends "learn that you shouldn't be afraid of the
unknown. Kids, that's a great message. It's not necessarily
true, though. The unknown should scare you out of your scalps."
- "The songs are written by Carly Simon under the misguided
belief that kids like sugar in their music as much as in their
- "Despite the corny message and the crummy songs written for
an audience of retarded two-year olds, it's a decent movie.
- Talk about some crazy shit.
You can actually bet on the Razzies! Looks like Catwoman is
the favorite. My choice, Superbabies, is trailing far behind.
Student runs over driver's ed teacher. The article does not
specify the grade received by this student.
- BUSTED!! Opening paragraph of
"A man was caught trying to smuggle monkey head fungus, and a vial
of snake gall bladders into the country." The black market for
snake gall bladders must be mighty lucrative!
- URL says it all:
Jail Cam - Sheriff's Department, Anderson County, Tennessee
- URL says it all:
OK, I'm kidding. The URL doesn't say jack. It's a gimmick so you
can get the world's longest e-mail address, and it's free. (Seems
a little overpriced to me.)
The trailer for Daybreak. Woo-hoo! Work your calendar around
- "Set in an unidentified small Swedish town, this tale
centers on a handful of people over a 24-hour period. Some know
each other, others don't, but come morning, all of their lives
will have changed."
The international trailer for Off the Map
- "Across the ancient high desert landscape of northern New
Mexico, an extraordinary family embarks on a lyrical journey of
self-discovery that reveals unexpected moments of grace and the
unpredictable but enduring nature of love. In Campbell Scott's
'Off the Map,' the poetry of a time and a place marked by
simplicity comes into full bloom.
It's 1974 and the harshly beautiful wilds of Taos are home to
11-year-old Bo Groden (Valentina de Angelis) and her
free-thinking family. While constantly yearning for escape from
her sparse environment, Bo passes the time with flair and
imagination. She's a crack shot with a rifle and a bow and
arrow, an artful plunderer of wallets and briefcases, and the
compelling mistress of ceremonies for a moonlit three-ring
circus of her own invention. Bo's home is an entrancing,
challenging place that she will one day transcend to become the
woman she was destined to be.
Arlene (Joan Allen), Bo's warm, earthy, and eccentric mother,
raises most of the family's food in her vegetable garden --
which she prefers to tend in the nude. Meanwhile, Bo's father,
Charley (Sam Elliott), the embodiment of Old West masculinity,
is losing the battle with his inner demons.
When William Gibbs (Jim True-Frost) arrives, a hapless IRS
agent with demons of his own, he soon proves to be a catalyst in
the lives of the family during this watershed summer. Embraced
by the Grodens' idyllic, peculiar world, Gibbs eventually
abandons an investigation into the Grodens' tax history and
realizes he has fallen in love with both the place and its
In a surge of creative energy, Gibbs dips a brush in paint
and pours his feelings out on canvas, discovering a long hidden
talent for artistic expression. The Grodens, too, make their own
discoveries over the course of this memorable season -- the
mysteries of love and loss, the power of family unity, and the
eternal truth that in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment,
anything is possible."
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.
Here are the final results and comments for last week's poll Which actress has been the most convincing playing a stripper.
This week's poll...
Who has the best Bum in Hollywood?
For each nominee I've included a movie or two that features a great, rear nude performance.
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
Please Email Scoopy Jr. with more nominees, comments or suggestions.
NOTE: We currently have to do all of our movie files in zip format. Instead of viewing them online, save the zip files to your hard drive in the directory of your choice, un-zip and play from there.
Today from the Ghost...a couple of assorted video clips. Zipped .wmvs as usual.
- Anna Gunn, topless in a brief scene from the movie "Nobody's Baby" (2001), starring Gary Oldman, Skeet "The Skeetmeister" Ulrich and Mary Steenburgen.
- Robyn Adamson, full frontal while running in slow motion in another scene from "Nobody's Baby".
- Parker Posey, the Queen of the Indies briefly bares here breasts while getting into the shower in this clip from "Party Girl" (1995).
'Caps and comments by Spaz:
A made for Showtime sci-fi series that ran just one season. As with other premium cable series the syndicated episodes have the nude scenes removed. However, you can still catch the full versions are still aired fairly regularly on Showtime.
Another great batch by DeadLamb featuring last week's Prime Time Skin highlights.
|Showing a little nightie-cleavage in #1, making out lesbo style in #2 on last week's episode of "The O.C.".
||Some semi-sorta nudity from "Point Pleasant". Here we see Harnois "nude" behind a shower door.
|Both ladies look great in bikini tops and Miller also looks hot in a sexy black dress in scenes from an episode of the syndicated series "She Spies".
||The former "Party of Five" co-star all grown up and showing off a ton of cleavage on "Celebrity Poker Showdown".
||The hot blonde "Lost" co-star making a guest appearance on "Law and Order SVU"
|Here's the unknown bikini babe from the Tabasco ad.
Here are a couple of bonus images with highlights from the "On cable at least 3 times a day on 6-8 Channels this past week" category.
||Looking amazing in a bikini top and shorts in scenes from the Farrelly brothers movie "Stuck on You".
||Yup, you guessed it...looking good in a bikini. Here she is in scenes from the not-so-good sequel "Bad Boys II".
||A great find by Sing! Here is Mrs. David Duchovny showing just a hint of breast exposure in scenes from the Adam Sandler movie, "Spanglish" (2004). Look for it on DVD April 5th.
||Here is Zeta-Jones showing some partial breast exposure in scenes from the movie that made her a star, "The Mask of Zorro" (1998). The sequel ("Legend of Zorro") currently is scheduled to be released in November of this year.
||The 'pop star' and first American Idol winner showing a little bit of cleavage and leg during a sketch on "Saturday Night Live".
||Flautista 'caps of the German actress topless in scenes from "Verliebte Jungs" (2001).
|You may not know the name, but you've seen her co-starring in "The Distinguished Gentleman", "Dumb & Dumber" and "Barb Wire". Here she is baring a single breast in scenes from the 1998 movie "Dr. Hugo". This is a short film that appears as a special feature on the "Eve's Bayou" DVD. 'Caps by Kitt.
||Señor Skin 'caps of the "Mean Girls" and "The Hot Chick" co-star going topless in this very dark scene from "The Notebook" (2004).