"Sandra The Making of a Woman"
Sandra The Making of a Woman (1970) stars Monica Gayle as a young woman who lives in a small town with her abusive, alcoholic father, who is constantly accusing her of being a slut. He removes himself from the picture running his car off a cliff in a drunken rage. She loses her virginity to her local sweetheart, then leaves for San Francisco. She has many sexual adventures, including one with Uschi Digard as the Avon Lady. What is unique, and very 1970s, about this film is that she does not meet a biblical end for al her promiscuity. In fact, through the authority figure of a shrink she goes to work for, her spirit of sexual freedom is praised as being the healthy ideal.
Uschi shows her breasts, and Gayle gives a three B performance. Five voters at IMDb have this at 6.2. It is nice, for a change, to see a film about a young woman enjoying healthy sex. As always, I enjoyed the time capsule of San Francisco. This DVD-R was mastered from a heavily scratched work print. The genre is early 70s grindhouse, and this is one of the better ones. C+.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
Black Day Blue Night
This film is your basic sweaty American desert noir
story. Crimes occur. Criminals flee the police. Innocents may be in
the way. But who is innocent?
The film begins as an armed women (Mia Sara)
interrupts some coupling between her husband and an attractive
blonde in a motel. The wife is obviously shy and meek, and no
gunfire is exchanged. Both women just want to get away from the
creepy husband so, even though they are strangers, they end up
leaving together. They get caught in a rain storm, and end up stuck
in the mud on the side of the road. As they prepare to bed down
inside the car, they see a face at the window. It's a hitchhiking
drifter stuck in the storm. Creeped out and scared, the women use
their weapon to drive him off into the soggy night. The women run
into him again the next morning in a cafe, but this time they judge
him harmless and attractive, and the three eventually drive off on a
road trip together: two women who do not really know each other and
a drifter carrying all of his earthly possessions in a single
Meanwhile, a police officer is tracking down some
thieves who robbed an armored truck and shot a cop in the getaway
process. Only one of the thieves is still at large - a man, carrying
a single suitcase full of money.
The cop gets an unexpected break in his pursuit.
Somebody spent one of the marked bills from the robbery. It was the
blonde. The road trip has changed somewhat because the three
strangers in the old red Cadillac are now fugitives.
The cop and the three fugitives finally meet up in
There you have the basic set-up. To say more would
spoil the fun.
This is one of those films that started with a good
enough script. If somebody like Tarantino had read the script and
liked it and made it his own, Black Day Blue Night might be
remembered today as a noir classic. As it is, the screenwriter also
had to direct the film, he had a budget of about sixty cents, and no
theatrical distribution, so the film is all but forgotten. Frankly,
J.S. Cardone wasn't much of a director at the time, either.
Altogether too many scenes consist entirely of one shots, primarily
facial close-ups. (To mitigate this criticism, let me say that
I thought Cardone brought a lot more pizzazz to his direction of
Outside Ozona, a similar noir which he wrote and directed three
Black Day Blue Night is not even on DVD in Region 1,
and it isn't available in a widescreen version anywhere on any
medium, at least to my knowledge, but it's a respectable genre
script, filled with the usual twists and turns, and a strange,
unexpected, heartbreaking ending which is perfectly appropriate for
any noir true to its roots. If you can overlook the non-existent
production values and enjoy Mia Sara's nudity and the sleazy pursuit
by J.T. Walsh as the tough cop, you might get a kick out of this.
- Mia Sara. (1,
10) Mia never had any problem getting naked in front
of the camera. Unfortunately, she always insisted on turning
off the lights first.
Lots and lots of images from Sin City
"the Web's main standards body is facing a revolt within its own
ranks over electronic forms, a cornerstone of interactive
Crack-Smoking Monkeys Hit Blake Case
I think Dr. Hunter S. Thompson would like to be remembered with an
obituary. Oh, It's not an obituary FOR him, but BY him
- his famous send-off to his old football buddy, Richard M Nixon.
When Nixon died, the usual political toadies and journalistic
hypocrites gathered to praise the bottom-dwelling former
President. Only Hunter dared to stand on Nixon's coffin, hold his
nose, and tell the truth.
- "If the right people had been in charge of Nixon's funeral,
his casket would have been launched into one of those
open-sewage canals that empty into the ocean just south of Los
Angeles. He was a swine of a man and a jabbering dupe of a
president. Nixon was so crooked that he needed servants to help
him screw his pants on every morning. Even his funeral was
illegal. He was queer in the deepest way. His body should have
been burned in a trash bin."
- "... the record will show that I kicked him repeatedly long
before he went down. I beat him like a mad dog with mange every
time I got a chance, and I am proud of it. He was scum. Let
there be no mistake in the history books about that. Richard
Nixon was an evil man--evil in a way that only those who believe
in the physical reality of the Devil can understand it. He was
utterly without ethics or morals or any bedrock sense of
decency. Nobody trusted him ... "
- "Nixon was no more a Saint than he was a Great President. He
was more like Sammy Glick than Winston Churchill. He was a cheap
crook and a merciless war criminal ..."
- "He has poisoned our water forever. Nixon will be remembered
as a classic case of a smart man shitting in his own nest. But
he also shit in our nests, and that was the crime that history
will burn on his memory like a brand. By disgracing and
degrading the Presidency of the United States, by fleeing the
White House like a diseased cur, Richard Nixon broke the heart
of the American Dream."
- Hollywood is scrambling, because
Paris Hilton's T-Mobile Sidekick account has been hacked, giving
the entire internet access to her address book and notebook.
The compromised info includes the e-mail addresses, voice
mail, and cell phone numbers for a gazillion celebrities.
Can This Black Box See Into the Future? It correctly
predicted the winner of the third race at Santa Anita, and it is
now predicting that Timothy Spall will be the new James Bond.
The next few links are going to be completely incomprehensible
"universal signs" from Japan. For example, can you look at this
and figure that it means "watch out for fires"?
Warning: Do not pour oil on Mr Hankey Poo
The caption for this sign says "no unaccompanied children", but
there must be more to it than that. Why is the kid
wearing rainboots and carrying an umbrella?
Warning: absolutely no pretty flowers.
Surely this CAN'T really be from anyplace in Japan. "No cameras."
That'd be like putting up a "no mullets" sign at a NASCAR event.
Warning: sideshow mutations ahead.
Danger: Amazon crossing.
Warning: turds will extinguish your cigarettes.
Danger: play tee ball with a tee only. Do not make sissy kids
balance the ball on their heads.
Danger: well-hung periplegics ahead.
Danger: walrus farts.
Here's a new Japanese teaser trailer for director Steven
Spielberg's War of the Worlds, starring Tom Cruise. The
clip includes the Super Bowl footage and new, never-before-seen
footage as well.
Here are two trailers for the PG-rated family drama, Madison
- "'Madison' is a father-son action/drama based on the
inspiring true story of the tiny river town of Madison, Indiana
and its legendary efforts during the hydroplane racing season of
1971. In addition to the thrills of 180-mph flat-bottomed boat
racing, the picture captures the spirit of a small American
River town struggling to stay alive as water transportation has
Charles and Camilla must open wedding to public. "The
office of Prince Charles has acknowledged that his April 8 wedding
to Camilla Parker Bowles must be open to the public and free of
Who is Jeff Gannon? Here's his highlight reel?
- Great comedy material. Bill Maher did way better than Jon
Stewart on this topic!
Bill Maher rants about the gay webmaster who obtained White House
- Maher had the best line of the year, "Now I know what Bush
meant when he said he had a mandate."
- Maher also had the second best line, "How did he get a press
pass. He had to have a boyfriend in the White House. Yup, there
must have been a 'mole' in the White House. Or maybe a 'gerbil'.
BBC Sheep Dash! How fast are your reactions?
- Alarmed by the gay porn webmaster who picked up White House
Press Secretary Scott McClellan unveils a strict new credentialing
application to ensure rock-solid integrity of the White House
Press Pool. "Please be seated. Well, except for the new
correspondent from PowerBottoms.Com – because you are looking just
fine right where you are, Kyle."
BUSH ORDERS CAPE & CROWN: Prez calls for amendment to allow royal
titles. This is actually a pretty funny article from
Weekly World News.
- If you don't like it, Condi, why don't you move to Sri Lanka
and see if you like it any better in tsunamiland? Don't forget
your water wings."
- The 24-karat gold crown Bush found in a London, England,
"monarchy supply house" catalog is studded with over 200
diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires that spell out the
President's nickname, "DUBYA," in large letters on the front,
and in smaller letters on the back, "FOREVER."
- The headpiece retails for a staggering $95 million, but it
was on sale for $82.5 million -- a sum the Republican-controlled
Congress quietly tacked on to a bill authorizing the expenditure
of $1,247 to buy a flak jacket for a platoon of unprotected
Marines to share in Iraq.
Original cast 'Carousel' star John Raitt dies at 88.
John Raitt, Bonnie's dad, the robust baritone who created the role
of Billy Bigelow in the original New York production of 'Carousel'
died Sunday. He was 88.
FilmJerk offers some thoughts on handicapping the Oscars.
FilmJerk.com's indispensable Early Report for February 20.
50 years Gallery - World Press Photo of the Year
"Knitting - long belittled as the preserve of elderly ladies
declining towards senility - has become a politically engaged,
radical artform." Yeah, right. And Wilford Brimley is
the new James Bond. No, come to think of it, Brimley is still
seething over having lost the Che Guevara role in The Motorcycle
- Daily Russell Crowe item:
Russell Crowe now says Eucalyptus was cancelled because he didn't
want to show off his penis to the young Queen Elizabeth.
Women Sue Over "Talking" Female Gorilla's Breast "Fetish".
- "Two fired caretakers for Koko, the world-famous
sign-language-speaking gorilla, have sued their former bosses,
claiming they were pressured to expose their breasts as a way of
bonding with the 300-pound simian."
- No matter what a woman looks like, there is a man somewhere
who will find it sexy.
Welcome to SexyAnorexic.com! "If you like sexy
bone-revealing, long thin limbed super slender hollow silhouettes,
bony flat chests, ultra thin female forms, this site is for you!"
This is unreal. These women look like they have been living in
Cops: Gal Flushed Beau's Genitals. Brother Jeff still
has his. As well as his rug, which really brings the room
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.
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.
A quick note...a few people have asked "Why are shows like "Sanford and Son", "Cosby Show", "Jeffersons", "Good Times", etc. not included in the poll".
A good question with a simple answer...the last time we ran this poll, "Sanford and Son" and "Cosby Show" were both included but no one voted for them. (they earned 4 and 2 votes respectively out of the 1018 total votes cast).
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.
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 few video clips of Fun House favorite Amber Smith baring all and gettin' it on in scenes from the "Red Shoe Diaries" episode: "As She Wishes".
- Amber Smith zipped .wmvs
|Jennifer Jason Leigh
||Topless in bed with a completely emaciated Christian Bale in scenes from "The Machinist". You may recall us mentioning that Bale lost 63 pounds for this role!
||Topless and showing serious pokies in love scenes with real life husband Kevin Bacon in scenes from the controversial movie "The Woodsman". Click here for the Scoopy.com review.
'Caps and comments by Dann:
"3 Steps to Heaven"
A perfect example of what American TV SHOULD be (and isn't), this 1995 made-for-British-TV mystery has tons of nudity by an actress who isn't beautiful but at least looks like a real person. Unfortunately the story plods a little too much to hold the viewer's interest. Still, I wish we did stuff like this other than just on the pay cable channels.
When her live-in boyfriend goes out alone for a night on the town, he turns up several days later, unfortunately quite dead. The police call it an accident, but after finding out that the boyfriend was last seen in the company of several shady characters, the girlfriend sets out to find out what really happened that night.
Unfortunately, her investigation is handled in the typical British low-key manner, and it makes for a slow-paced and sometimes boring movie, aside from the nudity. The ending also leaves more questions than it answers, but fans of in-depth character studies may well enjoy this movie despite its flaws.
'Caps and comments by Oz:
Elizabeth Hurley flashes a whole bunch of underwear in Serving Sara. Amy Adams also adds some nice cleavage.
- Elizabeth Hurley
- Amy Adams
"The Seventh Sense"
Plenty of nudity in the soft-core The Seventh Sense. There is probably a more explicit version around to the one we saw. Apart from some girls not identified we see a lot of Lucy Jenner, LoriDawn Messuri and Anna Davidoff.
- Lucy Jenner
- LoriDawn Messuri
- Anna Davidoff
|Johnny Moronic 'caps of the Aussie actress (and Olivia Newton-John's niece) going topless in scenes from an episode of "The Secret Life of Us".
|Señor Skin takes a look at the 1982 comedy classic, "Young Doctors in Love". Both ladies are topless, especially former Heffer McArthur!
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
GREATEST PRESIDENTS POLL
Personally, I'm A William H. Harrison Man - In a President's Day poll by CNN-USA Today,
Americans picked Ronald Reagan as the greatest president, followed by Bill
Clinton and Abe Lincoln, with Franklin Roosevelt and John Kennedy tied for
fifth. In a poll by Washington College, Lincoln beat Reagan for #1, and
George Washington came in 7th. Analysts said it reflects how little
Americans know about history: in the college poll, only 46 percent knew
Washington led the Continental Army during the American Revolution, and
fewer than half of young Americans knew Washington's wife's name was
That's nothing: 90 percent of Americans thought Mrs. Jefferson's name
They knew Dolly Madison, but only for her snack cakes.
54 percent thought Reagan lead the Continental Army, when he was
actually just a foot soldier.
PARIS HILTON'S CELL PHONE HACKED
Hacked-Off Celebrities - The Drudge Report revealed that the FBI is
investigating the hacking of Paris Hilton's cell phone. The hackers posted
on the Internet all the private phone numbers and e-mail addresses of
Paris' celebrity pals, including Eminem, Lindsay Lohan, Christina Aguilera,
Ashlee Simpson and more. One star expressed fury that Hilton stored the
super-secret numbers on her cell phone. The hackers also posted Paris'
private notes, such as her road directions and airline and hotel
She was mortified that people discovered she prefers the Trump Plaza.
All those notes about "Paris Hilton's double occupancy
policy" were not references to the hotel.
The good news for the celebs is that once they change their phone
numbers, Paris Hilton won't be able to call them anymore.
This is shocking...Who would've guessed that Ashlee Simpson was on the
BRAD AND JEN WAX DUMMIES SURGICALLY SEPARATED
You Complete Me - Contactmusic.com reports that Brad Pitt and Jennifer
Aniston's break-up cost Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London nearly
$20,000 (US). They were the first celebrity couple to be built joined
together, and to separate them, Brad needed a new arm and Jen a whole new
torso. A source said they'll really be kicking themselves if the two
reconcile, which has made the wax museum bosses think twice about celebrity
They put J-Lo next to a male dummy with interchangeable heads.
Celebrity couples shouldn't be made out of wax because they melt down
$20,000 to rework an arm and a torso? They must've imported a Beverly
Hills plastic surgeon.
This is the first time anyone's ever said that Jennifer Aniston needs a