"Sea of Love"
Sea of Love (1989) would be a better than average cop serial killer film with a nice twist ending except for three things, Al Pacino is the starring role as the detective, John Goodman as the detective who teams with him, and a naked and horny Ellen Barkin playing suspect/love interest to Pacino. These three elements elevate it from pretty good to very good. Pacino has hit 20 years of the force, could retire at partial pay, and doesn't like the look ahead at his declining years. He is still not over his divorce, and drinks rather heavily.
When John Goodman shows up with a very similar murder to one Pacino is assigned to, they suspect a serial killer, and figure out that a personals ad is the common link in the victims. They hit upon the bright idea of taking out an add, meeting the women for a drink, and getting their prints. Along the way, Pacino meets Barkin, and starts thinking more with the little head than the big one. He is not sure she isn't his dream girl, but he is also not sure she isn't the murderer.
Barkin is nude, but in very bad light, and the DVD is a very poor transfer. I imagine the original film looked much better, as the trailer wasn't nearly as grainy. IMDB readers have this at 6.7 of 10. Pacino was nominated for a Golden Globe. Granted, I am predisposed to like any film with Samual Jackson, John Goodman, Goldie Hawn, Susan Sarandon or Sam Elliott, and this was no exception. All of the leads were spot on, the characters were interesting, and the plot itself was believable yet managed to surprise me. This is a very high C+.
"Tales of the Kamasutra 2: Monsoon"
Tales of the Kamasutra 2: Monsoon (2001) is a couples erotic romance that takes place in Goa, India. With the story tried to integrate an ancient romantic legend, modern romance, karma and reincarnation and a drug lord, the imagery of Goa was the strongest performer in the film.
Richard Tyson and Jenny McShane visit Goa, India to spend time with his old school chum, Matt McCoy. McShane hopes to get Tyson to finally commit to marriage on the trip. She was not counting on the fact that McCoy was the reincarnation of the famous lover in the legend, and would reunite with his one true love, Helen Brodie. Brodie is unhappily married to the drug lord.
Both McShane and Brodie show breasts and buns, but not often, and this is roughly the same level of erotic content as a romance novel. A few IMDB readers have it 2.0 of 10, and the one review I read advocated the death penalty for everyone involved with this effort. I didn't thin it was nearly remarkable enough to generate that much hate, and found some of the scenery amazing, especially set off with very high color saturation. Still, you don't rent an erotic film as a travel log, so the proper score is D.
Jenny Mc Shane
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
There is no special lifetime achievement award for directors who are
considered great but completely suck, but if there were,
Michelangelo Antonioni would just about have first place locked up.
His films are filled with technical flubs and gaping logic errors,
and yet he retains a mystique. The more he messed up, the more
people said that he did it on purpose to demonstrate the failure of
modern man to communicate. I have read many interviews with him and
I have to say without irony that he demonstrated man's failure to
communicate better than anyone I have ever seen. And he did it by
doing, not by telling. Ya gotta love that.
Zabriskie Point is a
very strong candidate for Worst Picture of All-Time, despite a
fairly strong IMDb rating. Blowup isn't anywhere near as bad, but it
is every bit as illogical and pretentious.
I wrote about a zillion words on this topic
- Gillian Hills (1,
. You have undoubtedly seen her naked, and you
probably don't know who she is. She has done exactly two important
things in film. (1) Got naked with no dialogue - except screaming
- in A Clockwork Orange (see encyclopedia) (2) Got naked in
Blowup. Her very hairy crotch in this scene probably represented
the first time many of my generation saw pubic hair on screen.
Believe me, there wasn't much opportunity in 1966.
- Jane Birkin (1,
10). Unlike Hills, her partner in this scene, Birkin
went on to a substantial cinema career in two different languages,
and has three famous daughters as well (by three different men).
- Vanessa Redgrave (1,
. I think you all know who she is. Vanessa was
an unknown in 1965, and became a monster star in 1966-67, with
four famous films in a row. Blowup, Morgan, Camelot, and A Man for
All Seasons. Her acting was actually pretty stiff, but she had a
regal presence, and her politics were in tune with the times from
1966-71, so she was a counter-cultural favorite.
- Unknown (1,
Money Train (1995):
The critics, Tuna, and I split on the merits of this
action-oriented buddy pic which featured J-Lo before she was a
megastar. Tuna thought the camaraderie between the characters was
enough to make it a decent watch, and felt that it had some
impressive action sequences. The critics thought it was a copycat
film and a waste of a vast amount of money. I think Tuna was
generally right about all of his points, but for me there were too
many credibility problems, the action scenes were overlong and
repetitious, and the life-threatening actions of the main characters
made them just too damned evil for me to be rooting for.
I wrote quite a bit more
.wmv film clips
- How bad are things for Howard Screamin' Dean?
His campaign chairman is planning to support Kerry.
Shaq comes off the bench to win all-star MVP. The game
was decided at center. Shaq and Yao combined for 40 points, going
20 for 33, with 15 boards. The Eastern Conference starter, Ben
Wallace, pumped in 4 points.
Complete Transcript: Democratic Candidates debate in Wisconsin.
I don't know, I thought Dean was shamefully grabbing for Wisconsin
votes by proposing that Constitutional Amendment to require cheese
with every meal.
Mel Gibson was nearly suicidal. Sure, you can
understand Mel getting severely depressed. He has a lot of
hardship in his life, and so little to live for. I guess he saw
the reviews for The Singing Detective. Well, anyway, Mel Gibson
says he used his controversial new film The Passion of the Christ
to "heal" his suicidal tendencies after a severe bout of
FilmJerk.com's Early Report for the week of February 15th.
- Dreamworks has now uploaded all the trailers for
Fashion hits and misses at the BAFTA awards. Scarlett
Johansson looks great - very young Marilyn Monroe.
What the hell happened to Farrah? She doesn't even look
like the same woman. I always thought she had a beautiful nose
As of 11:00 Eastern Time Sunday Night, this link to the Paris
Hilton tape was still working.
"John Kerry girl tells all"
- "I'm not quite dead yet". He didn't play very well, but
folk hero Long John Daly eventually carved out an improbable
underdog win in the Buick Open. I don't know about you
guys, but I was rooting for him all the way. His world ranking was
#299 last week, and he's probably living in a trailer. He can get
a much nicer trailer now, because he won $864,000!
The worst films and performances ever to win Oscars (MSN
The Worst Oscar winners, and other academy injustices. (Movie
The DaVinci Code: Uncover The Code Contest, Part 2
- You know, for a guy who invented the internet,
Vice President Al Gore sure had a sucky web page.
Nude photographs by a veteran South Korean actress featuring sex
slaves for Japanese troops during World War II has sparked anger
from surviving victims and their supporters
MovieJuice! reviews 50 First Dates, aka Sappy Gilmore
He points out that this is the first screen pairing of Jocko the
Walrus and Rob the Schneider. One is a highly trained physical
comedian and the other was fetching coffee for the other cast
members on Saturday Night Live.
- It's about time to think about virtual
The Real Estate Commission & Trust for Uranus Management Registry.
Once you own this packet you'll never stop talking about Uranus.
Now when people say, "I own your ass", you can respond, "But I own
Uranus." You can even have a ring around Uranus.
Acting in our breast interests, JoBlo looks at recent
Howard Dean tells 'Fox News Sunday' that his schedule is only
booked through Wednesday. Presumably he will be back
home to resume his weekly Parcheesi game at the
Burlington Young Seniors group on Thursday. About five years from
now, Dean will be sitting in a tavern somewhere, telling people he
used to be a front-running candidate for President, and nobody
will believe him.
Return of the King takes five Bafta awards The British
academy declared ROTK the best picture, and the epic also won the
people's choice award, but the best director award went to Peter
Weir for Master and Commander. Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson
were the best leading actors. Bill Nighy and Renee Zellweger were
the best supporting actors. Three of the four were nominated for
Oscars as well, and Zellweger is considered the front runner.
Zellweger also won a Golden Globe for her now-famous impersonation
of Granny Clampett, but Bill Nighy's hilarious performance was
ignored by Oscar and Golden Globe in the typical Hollywood
- Here is an r-rated trailer for
Sex is Comedy, a French dramedy with Anne Parillaud as
a film director. It is now axiomatic that all European films are
about filmmakers making films about filmmakers.
American Nudist Greeting Cards
Be my anti-valentine
New Adam Sandler movie has second best February opening in history,
with an extraordinary $41 million. It appears that there was no
truth to the rumors that Sandler's contract with Satan had
Volunteers are needed to help toads get safely across busy roads
in Berkshire. Call the Royal Borough of Windsor and
Maidenhead to volunteer for "toad patrols".
Hubble sees the 'most distant object' ever discovered.
It is so far away that we are seeing it as it was 13 billion years
ago, when the universe was only 750 million years old, and Joan
Collins was still in her teens.
California voters say, "Hey, we got your fireworks ban right
here. Ban this (grabs crotch)."
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.
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.
Be sure to pay Graphic Response a visit at his website. www.graphic-barry.com.
'Caps and comments by Spaz:
"Puppets Who Kill: Prostitutes for Jesus"
Last Friday's episode was saucy but no nudity. Buttons
the teddy bear goes down on Kathryn Zenna while Emily Hampshire
and Robin Brule play two prostitute nuns who service
bedridden patients for a charity function.
Kristin Booth played Zenna's lesbian lover but the kissing
scene ends before they go down on eachother.
"Blood & Donuts" (1995)
Vampire cult classic. Helene Clarkeson has a wild psychic sex scene.
"The Donor" (1997)
Movie about guy who have sex with mysterious woman
in hotel room and wakes up with an organ removed.
"Seeds of Doubt" (1996)
Alberta Watson has a hot love scene with Joe Lando
in the unrated video "Seeds of Doubt". This scene
was cut from what aired on Canada's Showcase a couple of
weeks ago. However she used a body double for the boob shots.
- Alberta Watson: nude love scene, partial breast.
- boddyub: upclose boob shots for Alberta Watson.
- Alex McLeish: red bra and panties. She is not the male soccer player
of the same name (unless he got a sex change).
- Lisa Wegner: pokies tied up.
"White Lies" (1998/I) (TV)
Sarah Polley shows partial breast in love scene.
This is gyno-cam for Sarah if you want to buy the DVD.
"Happy Face Murders" (1999) (TV)
Murder mystery involving Emily Hampshire's character.
"Def Con 4" (1985)
Low budget sci-fi that put Salter Street Films
(Bowling for Columbine) on the cinematic map.
The Ghost pays tribute to Lana Clarkson, the tall blonde B-movie favorite who was "found dead" just over a year ago in the home of record producer Phil Spector.
Here are 'caps from of Lana (and others) in scenes from two of her movies.....
First up, scenes from the 1983 sword and sorcery classic "Deathstalker".
- Lana Clarkson, topless.
- Barbi Benton, former Heffer and former girlfriend of Heff himself, also going topless.
- Unknowns baring breasts and bums.
Next up, 'caps from one of Lana's last movies, "Vice Girls" (2000).
- Lana, still lookin' good topless.
- Angela Taylor, the brunette shows off her robo-boobs.
- Heather Ward, yup, also topless
- Peggy Trentini, even more robo-hooters.
- A topless unknown
'Caps and comments by Dann:
This 2003 movie tells the true story of American poet/novelist Sylvia Plath and her stormy romance and marriage to English poet Ted Hughes. An excellent performance by Gwyneth Paltrow doesn't stop it from being mostly boring and draggy, but lovers of deep and insightful character studies may like it nonetheless.
Plath struggled with suicidial urges throughout her life and finally succumbed to those urges using the unpoetic method of sticking her head in an unlit gas oven, triggered by the continuing unfaithfulness of her husband. The movie, mostly a downer, will best be viewed by fans of her work, poetry, or sad romances.
|'Caps and comments by Brainscan:
Scoops...Something simple today. A righteous fellow posted HDTV captures of Charisma Carpenter in the 100th episode of Angel. I could not resist playing with them and sticking them together. This woman is something of a babe, ain't she?
|Topless 'caps by Dragon of the Italian actress in scenes from the Tinto Brass movie "Cosė fan tutte" aka "All Women Do It" (1992).
|The B-movie actress and an original and current member of the LA cult favorite celebrity cabaret act The Pussycat Dolls. Here she is going topless (and showing a hint of pubes in #5) in scenes from "Red Shoe Diaries 17: Swimming Naked" from the segment "Tears". 'Caps by the Skin-meister.