Trick (1999) is a series of improbabilities. A new romantic musical comedy is a rare thing these days. The fact that it is about two guys is even less probably. Then, there is the fact that I enjoyed it very much, which I wouldn't have predicted. Then, there is a long topless scene from a woman, Lorri Bagley. And most improbable of all is a good performance from Torri Spelling as a hag fag wannabe actress, and best friend to one of the guys.

Neve Campbell's brother Christian is out, but shy and inexperienced. His ambition is to be a musical comedy writer. He has known Tori Spelling all his life. He lives in Manhattan with a testosterone driven straight roommate, and often finds himself sleeping in the hallway which his roomie entertains. One night he goes to a gay club, and, on the subway home, connects with a go go boy. They go to his apartment, but are interrupted by his roomie, and Lorri Bagley. For the rest of the film, they struggle to find privacy, as they get to know each other.

I did not see this as a gay film. The leads were so likable, and the emotions and situations so honest, that it was impossible not to root for them. When the two return to the apartment for missing keys, there is a lengthy topless scene from Begley, as she practices her avocation of sex councilor with them. IMDb readers have this at 6.8. Berardinelli liked it as much as I did, awarding 3 stars. Director Jim Fall received two awards and a nomination, and Torri was nominated for a best supporting actress Golden Satellite. Fall is quoted as saying that he made this film for a gay audience. It is a tribute to the freshness and honesty of the script, excellent performances, and good directing that it has obvious crossover appeal. With a genre of, approximately Musical, Romantic, Gay comedy, there should be one or more reasons for you to not expect to enjoy it. However, It is a wonderful little comedy that I think most will enjoy, hence B-.

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  • Lorri Bagley (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)

    Shining Through (1992):

    Shining Through was the Pearl Harbor or Alexander of its day, an overblown big budget epic which ended up doing minimal box office and winning the major Razzies. Melanie Griffith defeats the Nazis.

    I wrote a lot, and I think it is pretty entertaining. Check it out here.

    • Melanie Griffith. (1, 2) This is kind of her forgotten nude scene. Also, it must be the calmest sex scene Michael Douglas has ever done.


    The Getaway (1972):

    The 1994 remake with Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin had bolder sex scenes, but the 1972 original had the king of cool, Steve McQueen. Here's a brief peek at Ali MacGraw's nipple in their sex scene. (very short zipped .wmv, no sound)


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    • 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.
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    • If there is no asterisk, I wrote it, but am too ashamed to admit it.

    Jr's Polls
    Ok...once again I am revising the poll and chosing a category that is much easier to define...

    Best All Time Television Comedy

    This is one we did a while back, but I thought it would be fun to see what, if anything, has changed.

    I did leave out some wonderful sketch comedy shows, as well as one of the best shows ever..."The Daily Show with Jon Stewart", but that leaves this poll more focused on traditional TV formula comedies. Any exceptions (like MST3K) were added in because they were featured in the poll last time.

    Here are the final results and comments for last week's poll Who has the best bum in Hollywood?

    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

    Which actress has been the most convincing playing a stripper.

    Please Email Scoopy Jr. with more nominees, comments or suggestions.

    Crimson Ghost
    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...Here are a couple of zipped .wmvs featuring the gorgeous and exotic Charlotte Lewis topless in scenes from the grade-D action/drama "Men of War" (1994) starring Dolph Lundgren.

    • Charlotte Lewis (1, 2)

    'Caps and comments by Dann:

    This 2004 comedy is American Pie/Animal House for snowboards. It's extremely funny, loaded with beautiful women, and full of great snowboarding footage.

    The plot is fairly basic: it's the "richies" from the snowboarding academy vs. the "poories" from town as slacker Billy Wagstaff enrolls in Pine Mountain Snowboarding Academy to become a world class snowboarder. Needless to say things don't go smoothly, but that's good, because you'll laugh your butt off at some of the goings-on (that is, if you can take your eyes off of the women).

    This apparently never had a theatrical release, and I don't know why, because it was damned well filmed, and very, very funny. Definitely worth your time.

    Here are some bonus 'caps from "Frostibite" by the Skinmeister.

    • Nikol Nesbitt (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
    • Buffy Tyler (former Heffer-November 2000) (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
    • Suzanne Stokes (former Heffer-February 2000) (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

    Jessica Alba
    (1, 2)

    A few images of the ultra-sexy Alba in scenes from what I'm sure will be an ultra-cool movie, "Sin City". This is the latest from Robert Rodriguez starring Alba, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Carla Gugino and Michael Madsen (just to name a few of members of the A-list cast). The movie is based on the graphic novels by Frank Miller. Look for this on the big screen April 1st!

    Eliza Dushku Dushku showing off a little cleavage during her guest appearance on Wednesday night's episode of "That 70's Show".

    Eva Longoria
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)

    Teri Hatcher
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

    Two of the "Desperate Housewives" showing a little skin from last Sunday's episode.

    Longoria is seen in lingerie. (links 5-7 are my favorites of this batch)

    Hatcher shows a little cleavage while wearing a pretty hot, silver dress.

    Maribel Guardia
    (1, 2)

    The former Miss Costa Rica (1978) and Miss Universe (1979) going topless in scenes from the 1984 Mexican film, "Pedro Navaja". 'Caps by Kitt.

    Pat Reeder
    Pat's comments in yellow...

    Not Even Diet Pills? - Ashley Olsen filed a $40 million lawsuit against the National Enquirer over a cover story headlined "Ashley Olsen Caught in Drug Scandal." The drug allegation was actually against her boyfriend before she met him. The lawsuit says Ashley has never been involved with any illegal drug, and the impression left by the story is harmful to her squeaky-clean image.

  • She and Mary-Kate would never take pills: they have too many calories.
  • Ashley figures $40 million is reasonable because that's like, what, pocket change?

    With Bendable Legs And Rock-Hard Boobs - In June, Mattel will debut a "Lindsay Lohan" Barbie. The fashion doll is made in the likeness of the "Mean Girls" star, and comes in full red carpet regalia, including a beige gown, faux fur-trimmed coat, velvet rope and director's chair.

  • It's just like the regular Barbie, only with red hair and even bigger plastic breasts.
  • Velvet rope? How did they know about my Lindsay Lohan fantasy?!
  • If they really want to make money, create a lifesize one.

    Never Gonna Dance Again - Wednesday, "George Michael: A Different Story" premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. In the documentary, Michael bids goodbye to pop music. He says the genre is "dead," he finds manufactured stars and celebrity obsession "unbearable," and nobody wants to hear about politics or strong ideas in pop music anymore. Michael says he'd like just to write musicals, and he wanted to set the record straight before he "disappeared."

  • ...into a public men's room.
  • This film is his attempt to wake us all up before he go-goes.
  • I thought he disappeared from pop music about three albums ago.