"Stir of Echoes"
Stir of Echoes (1999) stars Kevin Bacon as a blue collar family man with a wife (Kathryn Erbe), a 5 year old son and a baby on the way. His "new age" sister-in-law hypnotizes him at a party, and plants a post-hypnotic suggestion that he open his mind to everything. He starts seeing the same things that his son has been seeing all along. What unfolds is probably best called a supernatural thriller. It was fairly well-received by the critics, but faired less-well with IMDB users. Some loved it, and others didn't see anything to recommend it. I am in the second group. For me, the plot was predictable, and not at all startling. Whenever I disagree strongly with the critics, I try to figure out why. I think, in this case, it is because I don't find the idea of hypnosis at all unusual, nor does contact with spirits of the dead upset me. For me, there was nothing frightening in this picture. Clues were given from the beginning about where the plot was going, so predicting the next development was not at all hard.
Acting was fine, the photography was dark, to set the mood, but was interesting. There was nothing really wrong with the pace. In fact, this is not a badly made film, but for me, it was about as exciting and suspenseful as watching dust accumulate on the furniture. The exposure is from Kathryn Erbe in two places. In the first, she is making love with Bacon, and her robe keeps separating and giving glimpses of her breasts. In the second, she is getting ready for her bath, and the ghost is sitting on the tub, although she can't see it. Note that we don't see her face in the bath scene at all, but this could have been to avoid full frontal. I have no opinion as to whether this bath scene is a double or not.
IMDB readers have it at 7.0 of 10, with the scoring rather even across age and gender lines. It earned $21.1M against a $13M budget. Ebert, three stars, Berardinelli, also three. Rotten Tomatoes, 62% positive, Tuna, 2 stars. This is a C, a well filmed ghost story that I did not personally find entertaining.
Susan's Plan (1998) is, surprise, surprise, about Susan's plan, which is to have her ex killed and collect his insurance money. Susan, Nastassja Kinski, is now doing his insurance agent, and the agent recruits two people he caught failing at insurance fraud to perform the murder. They shoot the guy three times, leaving him pissed off in the hospital and wondering why his girlfriend (Lara Flynn Boyle) asked him to come to the place he was shot.
Now, of course, they need to try and finish the job in the hospital. Problem is, this would be a pretty hard thing for two people to keep a lid on, but, with that many people involved, there is no way they are going to get away with it. In desperation, they get outlaw biker Dan Aykroyd to strangle him with a pillow. The insurance agent's ex wife figures it out, and wants in on the action.
We have breast exposure from Kinski (brief, and in the dark), Lara Flynn Boyle in three scenes, and Christina Venuti. IMDB readers have this at 5.2 of 10. This was billed as a black comedy, but I just didn't get the joke. The nudity was totally gratuitous, and none of the characters seemed in any way believable. Low C-.
Lara Flynn Boyle
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
This week's major DVD releases. No female nudity in any of the three.
Matchstick Men is a good movie, the other two are
not worth your time.|
Matchstick Men (2003)
Matchstick Men has no female nudity (Nic Cage shows
his butt), but it's a movie well worth seeing.
Unfortunately, it is one of those films that it is
almost impossible to talk about because every bit of insight one
might offer is likely to be a betrayal of the surprises in the
You see, this film is a strange hybrid of a sting
movie and a character study. Imagine Ocean's Eleven if we had really
gotten to know the characters. I mean really know them - their
innermost fears, their family secrets, their worst nightmares.
Imagine if the George Clooney character had been a messy amalgam of
psychological problems: enough phobias to make Howard Hughes seem as
cool and matter-of-fact as Chuck Yaeger, and enough nervous tics to
make Derek Jacobi's Claudius seem as phlegmatic as Ben Stein. Then
add another wrinkle: imagine if Clooney had suddenly been weighted
down by a long-lost pubescent daughter. Finally, add the twist that
the actual sting may not be what the audience is led to believe it
In fact, this script was penned by the
same man who wrote Ocean's Eleven, and is imbued with the same sense
of Sinatra-worship, except that the hero in this film is not cut
from the Greek Epic form, ala Brad Pitt or George Clooney, and has
none of the Sinatra/Dino cool, Instead, it is the shambling,
twitching, genuinely odd Nic Cage, yet again playing his familiar
part of the lunatic trying to function in society, and sometimes
failing. When Cage plays this character as a writer, as in
Adaptation, he creates the type of eccentric we expect from our
authors, his eccentricity representing a danger only to nervous
editors worried about his deadlines. In the part of the slick
con-man, however, the deep morass of Cage's neuroses represents a
quicksand pit hidden on the path of every caper, every sting, no
matter how insignificant. This adds to the dramatic tension of the
film, because it seems that Cage is always on the very brink of an
emotional outburst that will betray him and his associates. When
Pitt and Clooney are stinging somebody, we know they will use their
charisma to dance around the pitfalls, and we feel certain they will
triumph. When Cage encounters a pitfall, we genuinely expect him to
blow the entire con, or lose his nerve and call it off. Even if he
pulls the grift off, his conscience faces such pangs of guilt that
he may well give the money back, as he does once in this film.
The Cage character is such a joyless individual,
that his dour world-view infects the entire film. Unlike The Italian
Job or Catch Me if You Can, which are recent caper films populated
by people who really enjoy scamming, the Nic Cage character in
Matchstick Men is a dark, troubled soul who would fit in better with
Cusack and Huston in The Grifters.
Matchstick Men has a great director
(Ridley Scott), a great
cast, and a great script. I was impressed with it. I think it is a
terrific movie, and yet I didn't
enjoy it that much. I suppose that had more to do with my
expectations than the film itself. I guess I wanted it to adhere to
the unwritten covenant between sting film makers and sting film
audiences - that there will be certain guilty pleasures delivered.
This film broke that genre convention until the last couple of
minutes, and deliberately so. It has
the plot of a sting film, but not the attitude.
While most of the film does work as a character
study, certain aspects of the sting suck the wind out of the
character development, for reasons which I can't reveal with
spoiling the best elements of the plot, and it does have a pretty
The Missing (2003)
No nudity. To be fair, the film is a C-, genre is
Hollywood Western, but that makes it sound more attractive than it
actually is. If the film were 100 minutes long, a C- old-fashioned
Hollywood Western might not be a bad watch, but this movie seems
longer than Lawrence of Arabia at 130 min, and there are about 15 deleted
scenes. Before they started deleting, it may have literally been
longer than Lawrence of Arabia.
Cate Blanchett seems to be following the John Cusack
path from interesting movies into safe Hollywood twaddle, and it
doesn't get any safer or twaddlier than this. I swear I've seen this
movie before, but I think I was nine at the time. Does the world
need more 1950s Westerns? At first I was thinking, "This film is a
lot like John Ford's The Searchers", but it's also like a lot of
other John Ford movies as well.
My Life Without Me (2003)
It's a C-, but the genre is "chick-flicks
about dyin' women embracin' life". It is barely watchable if you
like those, although if you do like those it means you have seen at
least one before, and will therefore find this one trite. If you do
not like those, you will find this film to be an abomination unto
the eyes of the Lord of Hosts, and accursed among His creations. If
the Lord had made Job watch this sucker, he would have lost his
faith. If the Lord had asked Abraham to watch this instead of merely
asking him to kill his son, we would have been disobedient.
Along with Star Wars 2 (Clones), and 6 (Jedi), this
must be one of the five most overrated films at IMDb. Return of the
Jedi is 8.1 - that must still be the record high score for
completely sucky movies, but this puppy is mounting a serious
challenge at 7.7.
James Berardinelli summed this one up perfectly in
his 1.5 star review: "My Life Without Me, a movie about
terminal illness that even the Lifetime Television Network might
reject, is a maudlin hack-job. (Okay, so maybe that's going a little
too far. Lifetime will show just about anything.) By the time this
movie was just past the 60-minute point, I found myself wishing that
Ann would go ahead and die so the end credits could roll."
Agree 100%. Nothing more needs to be said.
Miscellaneous .wmv tapes
(Letters re: Naked Opera
Did someone ask 'bout nudity in Opera DVD's. Do I really need the
encouragement ? This list is not exhaustive as it only
features those in my present collection. Most are European sourced
so might not be easily available in the USA.
Pierot Lunaire - Arthaus DVD 100 330- nudity from Christine
Schafer (caps in the funhouse from tv capture)
Rigoletto - BBC/Opus Arte DVD OA 0829 D- extentsive nudity in
opening sequence/aria both male and female extras
Carmina Burana - RCA Red Label/BMG 74321 85285 9- brief nudity
(caps in funhouse from orig ZDF tv capture)
Mahagonny - Arthaus DVD 100 092 - extensive nudity in brothel
sequence (dvd caps in funhouse)
Amadeus(new version) - Not an Opera but a great sountrack and
nudity from Elizabeth Berridge
Don Giovanni - Arthaus 100 328 - Nudity in balcony sequence by
extra but not by Cecilia Bartoli (shame)
Tannhauser - Arthaus 100 014 - extensive nudity in opening
sequence by extras (caps from tv broadcast in funhouse)
Salome - Pioneer B-12375-01 - full frontal from Maria Ewing
Alcina - Arthaus 100 338 - back nudity and nip slip from
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk - Image - extensive nudity from Marketa
Hrubeyova and a large woman in the wash house - tuna caps plus
caps from orig tv bradcast in the funhouse (sound is overdubbed)
Aida - Arthaus 100 058 - nudity from extras in bath house
sequence - caps from tv broadcast in the funhouse
Les Huguenots - Arthaus 100 156 - brief rear nudity
Die Soldaten - Arthaus 100 270 - full frontal brothel nudity
The Magic Flute - Criterion 71 - quasi nudity from 'hell'
The Fiery Angel - Arthaus 100 390 - nekkid nuns YAHOO
I need to lie down after that lot
BTW Ballet - What is that ?
I've been collecting opera nudity for 30 years, since it first
started, as with films, around 1969, but it's hard to find even now.
The 1969-1970 German film of Flotow's 'The Merry Wives of Windsor'
was the first notorious film to start the ball rolling, as it
featured a topless Colette Boky (a popular French-Canadian soprano
who sang quite a bit at the NY Metropolitan Opera) undressing for
the bath. This has just been released on VHS, and I obtained a
copy, finally, in 2003. (Not great -- just a flash -- but still
it's major star nudity).
There is quite a bit of nudity featuring background chorus members
and various Rhine maidens and flower girls in Parsifal -- I don't
count any of this stuff, unless it is a named star. Here, only
English mezzo soprano Diana Montague could be mentioned -- a big
star now she apparently did a topless Rhine maiden in Wagner's Ring
cycle, but it is very hard to track down.
Still, the most famous and best source of operatic nudity is
Strauss's Salome. The famous Teldec video of American soprano
Catherine Malfitano singing the role in Berlin features full frontal
nudity and a pretty sexy dance, too. Her later Decca filming of the
same role in London features nothing of much interest from the
nudity point of view.
A far bigger star, Karita Mattila did her first Salome's in Paris
recently, and strangely decided to appear bottomless but not
topless! No stills or video available of this appearance yet that
I've seen. She repeats the role at the Met in a month or two from
now -- someone should get their with a cam.
Best Salome nudity is from American soprano Maria Ewing in her own
husband (Peter Hall)'s London production -- but if you're like me
you may not find her all that appetizing once she does take it all
Opera magazine is another good source for nude stills from the
opera. They have featured Swedish soprano Karin Armstrong topless
in Salome over the years.
And Scottish soprano Josephine Barstow has been caught topless in
the final scene -- nice pair there.
Recently on British television there was mezzo soprano Sarah
Connelly topless in the rape scene from Benjamin Brittain's 'Rape of
Lucretia'. She debuts at the Met next season, so counts now as a
major star as well.
Outside of their opera roles, several opera singers have appeared
nude: Anna Moffo, full frontal in several Italian movies; and
just a hint of nudity in the American film, The Adventurers. Julia
Migenes-Johnson, who starred in the feature film version of Carmen,
shows at least one tit in the film 'Mack the Knife' with Raoul
Well those are the highlights off the top of my
head. If I think of more, I'll write again.
"DUST down your retro wardrobe, girls – sexy Fifties housewife is
this spring’s hot look."
Dudes, it's Mardi Gras
Dudes, it's Mardi Gras
Girl spanked in front of classmates at high school in Wisconsin.
How many hands can fit in a woman's
genitalia? You'd be surprised.
President Bush's lap dog dies. I can't top Jay Leno's
line on this one. "Didja hear President Bush's lap dog died? I
didn't even know Tony Blair was sick."
President Bush denounces disputed Iran elections for not letting
the guy with the most votes win, offers to send his
brother Jeb over as an election consultant. The Iranians asked if
they could have Neil instead, because they are ready to par - TAY.
- 29 new pictures from
Harry Potter and whatever he's doing in the latest film.
- Trivia. According to the IMDb, the Passion of the Christ is an
Who wrote the novel upon which the movie is based?
Happy Birthday to our main man, Abe Vigoda. I didn't
know he is 6'6". That's one big Fish.
- The result of a survey to pick Philadelphia's hottest mom:
PHILLY'S HOTTEST MOM IS...MEL...
Report card: The best and worst of Oscar Night.
Today is also Amish Mardi Gras. They really go nuts. As
soon as it gets dark, they sit down idly for a full minute,
reflect upon life with a wry smile, and then get back to churnin'
that butter. Par - TAY !
Passion protesters rally in Times Square. I'll admit
I'm not a religious guy, but this whole thing really confuses me.
- It was a bunch of Jewish and Italian guys who killed Christ,
was it not? In fact, as I recall, Christ himself was a Jewish
guy. Maybe they wanted Gibson to make the movie like a thriller.
- Yeah, I got it. At the last minute we should find out
that's it's a sting, and he was really killed by Latvians and
Koreans, who framed the Jewish and Italian guys.
- No, wait, I have a better one. At the end, Christ walks
away from the Crucifixion. His wounds disappear, his limp
disappears, and we find out he's really Kyser Sose.
- If I understand the theology correctly (and I probably
don't), we should all thank the Jewish and Italian guys for
washing away our sins. He died for our sins, right? So if he
doesn't get crucified, no forgiveness, and no Christian
All remaining SAG members signed for the new Batman movie.
All other films except one have been temporarily shelved because
every actor in the world with a SAG card is now committed to
Christopher Nolan's zillion dollar epic. The one exception? Mel
Gibson has vowed to make Passion 2: The Wrath of Khrist with
non-union, non-Jewish actors.
Ralph Nader gets the endorsement of Ralph Nader. "Major
Vote of Confidence", says Nader
The Random Surrealism Generator
Eminem Sues Apple, MTV Over iTunes Ad: Mr. em claims he
could fetch more than $10 million for endorsing a product, so is
suing Apple Computer for what it should have paid him to use his
Radio personality "Bubba the Love Sponge", who was accused of
airing indecent material by federal regulators, has been fired.
The segments in question included graphic discussions about sex
and drugs that were "designed to pander to, titillate and shock
listeners," the FCC said. One segment featured the cartoon
characters Alvin the chipmunk, George Jetson and Scooby Doo
discussing sexual activities. The details from the FCC's website:
- Segment 1 (aired July 19, 2001 between 6:30 and 8:30
a.m.):28 In this segment, 29 skits in which the voices of
purported cartoon characters talk about drugs and sex are
inserted between advertisements for Cartoon Network's Friday
night cartoons that are identified as ``provocative adult
cartoons to help you get your freak on.'' The first skit begins
when Shaggy tells Scooby Doo that he needs crack cocaine but has
no money to buy it. Scooby Doo responds that Shaggy could ``suck
dick'' to pay for the drugs. In the next skit, Fat Albert, a/k/a
Phat Diddy Daddy, gets killed in a drive-by shooting after
bragging that Jennifer Lopez had been "sucking Diddy Daddy's
dick the previous night". The third skit begins with the theme
music from ``The Jetsons'' cartoon show. George Jetson then
begins telling Jane that he no longer needs Viagra because he
got a ``Spacely Sprocket cock ring.'' After George flips a
switch to activate the device, sound effects indicate that the
device malfunctions, and the skit ends with George calling for
Jane to turn off the device. Next, Alvin the Chipmunk complains
that he hasn't ``been laid in almost six weeks.'' Another
chipmunk responds that his problem is due to the ``fucking pussy
music we play'' and begins to sing a more ``kick ass'' song
directing a ``filthy chipmunk-whore'' to ``suck on my Chipmunk
nuts,'' ``put `em in your mouth and suck `em.'' He continues by
singing ``They taste like pistachios. They're warm and fuzzy.
Suck my nuts.'' The song is interrupted by a final advertisement
for ``Cartoons with Balls.''
The Weekend Warrior's box office predictions. The
Warrior expects everything to get buried by the Passion, and is
extremely pessimistic about Phil Kaufman's thriller, Twisted,
predicting that it will not even beat 50 First Dates, a "week
Lost in Translation finally translated. Here is what
they were saying in the Suntory Whiskey scene.
Porn film secretly filmed at Hong Kong airport
- Li'l Kim to Bill O'Reilly:
"Next time something offends you on television, change the
channel. I do it all the time during your show.' "
New, incredibly violent version of the penguin-bashing game
- Newsday says:
Jason Giambi shows up for spring training looking like Twiggy.
I won't say that Giambi was juiced, but if he were, you could just
about pinpoint the time he started. Slugging averages 1996-1998:
(.481, .495, .489). Slugging average 1999: (.553) Slugging average
2000-2001 (.647, .660). Gee, I don't know, somewhere around the
all-star break of 1999, a miracle happened.
Polar Bears turn green. I'll bet they're just jealous.
- Did you know there was an ancient
language by women, for women only. I know that
language. They speak it on Oprah.
Wikipedia presents the history of the famous
internet shock sites - with links, including the
now-closed internet shock site goatse.cx
MBA writer spins out jargon faster than a self -help
Todd Phillips refuses to write and direct 'Old School 2'.
He's ticked off because the ads for Eurotrip invoked Road Trip and
Old School, both of which he wrote. He had nothing to do with
'Sex and the City' finale leaves its biggest star satisfied.
SJP didn't know how it would end until she watched like the rest
of us. They filmed three endings.
Bellucci a strip club owner in The Ice Harvest (Harold
- Two new clips from
Hidalgo. (New Viggo Mortensen action film about the
horse race across the Sahara)
- Coming Soon has added eight new clips from
The Girl Next Door (Elisha Cuthbert as ex porn star
trying to go straight)
Grey Tuesday: EMI has begun sending cease and desist letters to
many of the sites hosting the Danger Mouse "Grey Album" download.
(Sites listed at that link).
Rough reviews for the London stage version of "When Harry Met
Sally": "My grandmother is more genuinely engaging to
watch than Alyson Hannigan. My grandmother died in 1989. "
- Surprisingly, here's a Norwegian story that has nothing to do
Norwegian shock-show host asks Brit soccer stars about their
penises. Well, of course, then he asked them some cod
questions as well.
Gene Simmons Solo Album, "Asshole" Due In April
President Bush endorses constitutional ban on gay marriage.
His theory: "Don't get me wrong, gay people can get married. As
long as they marry somebody of the opposite sex."
Elmore Leonard on writing: easy on the adverbs, exclamation points
and especially hooptedoodle.
30 ft long steel bridge stolen in Ukraine. BBC News
Online says metal theft is a problem in Ukraine, where people
steal statues, wires and sewage hatches to sell as scrap.
- This is not easy to watch.
Woman Says 'I Don't' At NBA Game
- The very early reviews for
Starsky & Hutch are quite positive.
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.
You remember the story of Catherine. She is the news
anchor from Ohio who had a little too much fun on vacation and
stripped naked at a wet t-shirt contest in Florida. She was fired.
It seemed that things couldn't get much worse for her, but they did.
There were also guys at the base of the stage with video cameras
aimed right up her coochie for about three minutes. Shiloh sent in a
29 meg video, which wasn't practical, so I formed two small videos
and a bunch of caps.
Here is the story, with nude photos and stills from the videos.
And here are the videos. (.wmv version 1,
Juliette Lewis wasn't the only one to get naked in
Blueberry. Here is Vahina Giocante. I don't know who she is, but she
has one jumbo behind. (.avi version, .wmv version)
Joanne Whalley hasn't been all that generous with
the nudity in her career, and this film is not available on VHS or
DVD according to IMDb, so this is a rare chance to see her hanging
around naked in Breathtaking. The .wmv came out quite good (.avi
version, .wmv version)
What can ya say about the classics? Maude's Adrienne
Barbeau in Swamp Thing (.avi version, .wmv version)
... and Bo Derek shows her nude body to the
ever-eccentric Jeff Fahey (and to us, of course), (.avi version, .wmv version)
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.
'Caps and comments by Brainscan:
If you track Shannon Tweed's career you find a few
movies that were instrumental in her decision to
become an oft-naked B-movie babe. The frequently
capped Hot Dog, her second movie, was one of them.
Her first movie, Of Unknown Origin, was almost as
important because of two things:
1) It was a serious effort with some real pros in
front of and behind the camera.
2) Shannon's part was meaty for a first effort, she
did a good job and she had a brief topless-in-the-shower scene.
So Unknown seemed to have set her on the path toward
at least some screen nudity.
Then there was a period in which Shannon did
close-to-A movies and tv soap operas. In 1988
(according to the credits, IMDB says 1989) she did a
movie called Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of
Death. This was a plum role, broadly comedic and
sexy, requiring that she and all others walk the thin
line between serious parody and banal stupidity.
Shannon did an exceptional job, as did Karen Mistal,
her right-hand woman. These gals were funny in the
way that parody demands, but without treading into the
land of the ridiculous. Both women are very sexy but
neither gives up major goodies. The best you see from
Karen is major cleavage, of which she seemed to have
an abundant supply. Ms. Mistal went on to do several
more movies but appears to have never gotten nekkid
Shannon wears some interesting clothes and shows off
wonderous cleavage in scenes where she looks
incredibly edible. Really, she looks better in this
movie than any place I've seen her. And in one scene
Ms. Tweed shows that, whereas the focus of subsequent
attention was on her upper body, she had a
first-class pair of legs and a wonderful caboose.
Adrienne Barbeau is also on-screen as the evil
feminist who has taken her converts off to
Bakersfield, CA to live and play and eat captive men.
She hits most of the right notes in her performance.
You see her legs and some near-goodies in a native
And the movie begins with the obligatory well-groomed
red-headed native girls topless at the swimming hole.
Marvelous looking, uncredited babes.
The movie would have worked with all these principals
in place, were it not the fact the producers made one
very big mistake. Along the way to the Avocado Jungle
of Death, Shannon and Karen stop at an
edge-of-the-wilderness bar to select a formidable male
guide to accompany them. All the stereotypes of manly
and deadly men are trotted out and rejected by our
heroines. They wind up with a guide who is bumbling
fool. That would be Bill Maher.
Now there is comedic gold to be mined from a character
whose gifts and talents do not quite meet the demands
of his mission. We've seen it work before. Harrison
Ford plays the role perfectly in the first two Star
Wars movies. Don't have a clue what happened in the
third, but that's for another time. Bill Maher
decides to play this, though, as if any hint of
masculinity on his character's part, any patina of
manly virtue on anyone's part, and any hint of
professional restraint on his own part were anathema.
Allergic to them all was he. We're talking
So for most of the movie we are forced to suffer
through what I think might be the single worst
"comedic" performance since Attack of the Killer
Tomatoes. Honestly I would rather watch Primitive
Love again than sit through Maher's performance in
this movie. He does manage one unintentionally
humorous moment, however, as the camera catches him
sneeking a peak at Karen Mistal's hooters. F***ing
Maher doomed the movie. IMDB gives it a 4.5/10. No
one went to see it, no one but a few Shannon Tweed
fans bothered to buy it or rent it. And so the last
chance Shannon had to be regarded as a comedic actress
went down in flames so hot it burned everyone attached
to the movie. Of course, Shannon adapted and became
the quintessential DTV babe of the 90's.
I guess we should thank Maher, then, for blowing
chunks as an actor. It's the reason we have seen so
much of Shannon naked over the years. Okay, you can
thank him... you didn't have to watch him in Cannibal
Women. For those of us who have, the sight of
Shannon's unclothed bod is of limited comfort to our
The Ghost delivers a few .wmvs of Lynda Carter showing her big'uns in their one and only screen appearance from "Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw" (1976).
- Wonder Woman topless
'Caps and comments by UC99
'Caps from Tinto Brass' "Fallo!", the latest from the grand dirty old man of Italian cinema. Not his best work IMHO but probably his most explicit. In typical Tinto fashion, there is plenty of nudity including: all three B's, gyno-cam views and the occasional. BJ scene.
- Sara Cosmi
- Silvia Rossi
- Federica Tommasi
'Caps and comments by Dann:
"The Last American Virgin"
One of a group of early 80's teen sex movies; maybe the best, because with this 1982 film you get a twofer: a very hilarious teen movie which eventually turns into a teen angst and romance movie with an extremely sad and heartbreaking ending.
The movie makes the transition so seemlessly that you don't notice it, but eventually, the comedy gives way to serious looks at teen drug use and promiscuous sex, and then to lost love. An outstanding flick way better than some of it's contemporaries like Porky's. They even got in a shower room/peephole scene, but they went beyond fluff and nudity while still making a great comedy/romance.
Also a capper's classic, this movie has been done by everyone, for obvious reasons, so I'm a little late to this party.
|Watty 'caps of the former "Dawson's Creek" star briefly topless in scenes from "Me Without You".
|The co-star of the 80's classic "Top Gun" going topless and full frontal in a very dark scene from the 1989 movie "Cat Chaser". 'Caps by the Skin-man.
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
BOTOX FOR BREAST LIFTS
Frozen Nipples - The Toronto Globe & Mail reports that a growing number of
doctors are using Botox for breastlifts. It began when Botox was injected into
pectoral muscles that make people hunch forward, to paralyze them and improve
posture. But women noticed that once they stood up straighter, their breasts
seemed perkier. There is also a side effect: the Botox deadens
neurotransmitters that make nipples retract, so the patient's nipples remain semi-erect.
Some doctors insist it's just for improving posture, but one noted that no men
come in and ask for Botox to improve their posture, only women do.
Well, John Kerry does...
It leaves your breasts so numb, you might as well just have implants.
Botox usually leaves people with stunned faces and slack jaws, but in this
case, it does that to the men who look at you.
It costs $500 every four months, when your mom could just tell you to
"STAND UP STRAIGHT!" for free.
BEERDRINKER OF THE YEAR CROWNED
The Homer Simpson Of Bothell - John Marioni of Bothell, Washington, has won
the coveted title of 2004 Beerdrinker of the Year. The judges picked him over
two other finalists because he was the one they'd most like to share a beer
with. In a series of final questions, Marioni compared beer to religion, saying
it should "lead us not into incarceration, but deliver us from light beer."
He also credited beer with all of life's blessings, saying, "I got married
because of beer. Both of my children were conceived because of a whole lot of
And he might've been stuck with a whole lot more children, if it weren't
for having too much beer.
His wife had sex with the next door neighbor while he was passed out on
And someday, he'll be divorced because of beer.
He owes his marriage to beer? How drunk was his wife when she married him?
PARIS HILTON, PORN DIRECTOR
Paris Would've WANTED Us To Sell It! - Paris Hilton's ex-lover Rick Salomon
is suing Marvad Corp for distributing clips from their sex tape without his
permission. But they're trying a unique legal argument: they claim that since
Paris tells him where to put the camera, she directed it and so has part
ownership, which means Salomon doesn't have exclusive rights to it. Salomon's
attorney dismissed that, saying that when an actor helps direct scenes in a movie,
it doesn't change the film's ownership.
But Paris was more than an actor: she was an actor, the director, the
I'll bet that now, Paris would REALLY like to tell Rick where to put his