Easy (2003) is a romantic comedy, Hollywood formula style. Marguerite Moreau has always been sexually available, but finds love a lot harder to attain than sex. She lands a date with he old poetry professor, Naveen Andrews, and is admonished by her sister not to sleep with him, because it will end up chasing him off. She does anyway, and it looks like she finally has the relationship of her dreams. Meanwhile, she meets Irish Comic Talk Show host Brian F. O'Byrne, who clearly is falling for her. So much for the "boy meets girl" first act.
In act two, Andrew's ex returns, and Moreau takes a vow of chastity. She finally decides to get together with O'Byrne, whom she has become good friends with, then sees him with another woman. Act three, of course, is where we get to happily ever after.
Moreau shows breasts and buns. IMDb scores this at 3.5 of 10, which is way too low, especially given that the average vote is 5.5. The voting indicates chick flick, teenybopper division, yet I enjoyed it. I loved Moreau, believed her relationships, and laughed out loud several times. The plot is not extraordinary, so your enjoyment of the film will relate directly to how much or little you like the characters. This is a C-, but one I enjoyed.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
This film is also known as Silhouette, Silhouette de la Mort, and
Beyond the Silhouette
... but a bog by any other name would smell as
Y'know, there are really only two things wrong with
this erotic thriller.
It's not erotic.
It's not thrilling
Apart from that ...
Well, frankly, apart from that it still sucks.
I watched it to see the nudity from Tracy Scoggins of Bab 5.
The thriller part involves some secret group of
illuminati who get together in a well-appointed board room
and plan to start a new cold war. I think their basic strategy is to
assassinate the President of the United States and blame it on the
Russians, so that they can ... um ... do some evil stuff that can't
be done unless that happens. I'm not sure what it is exactly, but it
must be really evil because they can't see one another's faces in
their nifty board room, although there doesn't seem to be any point
to that, since they seem to know one another.
Beastmaster is a member of the evil brotherhood, and
Leon the Replicant is kind of their sadistic enforcer or something.
The "plot" involves a brooch which keeps getting
stolen and lost throughout the film. It seems to be more than a
brooch, but rather some kind of smart chip that includes ... well
... plenty of top-drawer evil information, you can be sure of that.
In their pursuit of the brooch, the illuminati whack
a 'tute, and this ultimately causes the hooker's defense attorney, a
naive and idealistic public servant (Tracy Scoggins) to end up with
the all-powerful knick-knack. Tracy plays a feckless and shy person
who can't even get her landlord to fix a kitchen light switch which
triggers the fire alarm throughout her entire apartment building. He
fixes it the same way Henny Youngman's doctor fixed the comedian's
painful arm - "Don't use that switch." (Are you paying
attention? This is going to be important.)
Anyway, there is only one way she can figure out what
is going on with the brooch: by going on all the hooker's dates ...
Of course, there doesn't seem to be any good reason
WHY she would want to find out what is going on. She could just give
the brooch to the cops, but - what the hell - I guess life as
a public defender is pretty damned boring, so she likes the idea of
posing as a hooker so she can get slapped around and sodomized by
lowlifes and Japanese businessmen.
Eventually Leon the Evil Replicant figures out that
Tracy has the brooch, gets it from her at her apartment, and is just
about to kill her sadistically when - (can you guess it?) - he turns
on the light so he can enjoy watching her die. Bad move, oh, evil
one! (I told you it would be important.) Within five seconds this
brings the police, the national guard, the fire department, several
boy scout troops in search of firefighting merit badges, and an
angry landlord rapping on her door - thus sparing her life.
Not even close.
It should be the end, shouldn't it? The evil guys
have their brooch, and there is no more reason for them to fuck around
with Tracy, because she doesn't have any idea who they are, unless
she has seen Blade Runner. The
movie should end there.
Except that it is an erotic thriller, and we are 70
minutes into it with no sign of any naked human flesh, although all
the female characters are prostitutes and several scenes take place
in a strip club.
So then Tracy picks up the slack. Come to think of
it, she doesn't pick up much of the slack. She takes a fully dressed
shower and has some modest, demure sex with Beastmaster. Although he
is a Dr. Evil kind of dude bent on world domination and she's
pretending to be a hooker, the sex is about what you'd see between
Rock Hudson and Doris Day, except she does manage to show her
Then the illuminati all double-cross each other, or
Now it's the end.
UPDATE: new volume for
She appeared briefly in a see-through top in an obscure 1984 film
(which Tuna captured beautifully, as usual). She was already 30 at
the time. She then spent a few years on commercial TV, which kept
her from doing any topless scenes. By the time she wandered back
into films, she was already in her late thirties, and that was the
brief period when she did all of her nudity (1988-1993). Her return
to broadcast TV, starting with "Lois and Clark" ended her nudity,
but by that time she was already 40, so there wasn't going to be a
great future in erotic thrillers anyway, despite a chest which was
You know her best as Captain Lochley of Babylon 5.
She's back in movies again now, but since she is 50 something years
old, it's a reasonable guess that she's going to keep her shirt on
unless she develops a severe case of Mimi Rogers Syndrome.
Her career has spurred a brand new volume in the Encyclopedia,
Volume S. Check it out. (Highlighted in yellow)
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 Best All Time Television Comedy
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.
Who has the best bum in Hollywood?
Email Scoopy Jr. with nominees, comments or suggestions.
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Today from the Ghost...3 babes gettin' it on in scenes from the "Ex-Girlfriends" episode of the late night cable series "Love Street".
DeadLamb 'caps featuring the opening credits from the new season of "The L Word". All of the ladies look very hot, and of course Mia Kirshner is topless.
Magicman takes us back in time with these comments and hardcore 'caps about a movie from the "Golden Age of Porn".
Seduction of Lyn Carter
Andrea True appeared in over 60 adult movies beginning in 1970, but
"The Seduction of Lyn Carter" was her defining role. She never looked
better or acted with more conviction. The movie was released in 1974
which was the early days of the Golden Age of Porn, but this film is
nevertheless a classic and is regarded by many as one of the top 100
films of the period.
One year after the release of this movie, Andrea True burst upon the
music scene as a popular singer with a disco album that featured the
hit song "More, More, More (How Do You Like It)" and she followed that up with another
album before coming down with an illness that severely effected her
vocal cords. She retired from the adult business in 1983 and moved
back to her home in Nashville where she worked as an astrologer while
doing community work in the area.
The movie was originally released in an 84 minute adult theatrical
version which these caps were taken from. It was later re-edited to 76
minute home video film. There are several things of note for anyone
who can find the movie to watch. First there are only five people in
the cast and Andrea and Jamie Gillis are practically having non-stop
sex from most of the film so it's a real treat from fans of Andrea.
Second, the movie reflects the 70's period in many ways including the
psychedelic wallpaper on the main set and watching Andrea get stoned
on one puff of a joint. The movie lists the spelling as Lyn (not Lynn)
although many historians of the period (and the boxcover of the movie)
refer to the incorrect spelling.
- Andrea True
'Caps and comments by Dann:
This 2003 thriller from Germany provides a shocking ending in the last 20 seconds, and a decent enough ride along the way.
Lukas has a job with social services delivering food to the elderly. He's a nice enough young man, but very shallow and insecure, with no girl friend. One day while on a bus, a beautiful young woman drops a note in his lap asking for help.
Once he catches up to her, they start a weird on-again off-again romance as she flits in and out of his life. But the bigger problem is that Lukas, falling very much love, finds that she has many, many flaws, and perhaps a very cold heart.
Cool thriller, and the last 20 seconds will send you into shock.
|Ahh the wonderbra, one of man's greatest inventions. Here are some HDTV 'caps featuring Garner's Goodies on Wednesday night's episode of "Alias".
|Watty 'caps of the "Charlie's Angels" star showing cleavage and a very brief nipple sighting in scenes from "Gangs of New York".
|A little Euro-nudity from the Skinmeister as he also serves up some 'caps of the German actress topless in scenes from "Schussangst" aka "Gun-shy" (2003)
Subject: Brittany Daniel
Do you know if anyone has 'caps of the new "Hillside Strangler" movie that stars Ms. Daniel? Apparently she has a number of scenes where she shows us "never before seen" parts of her...
According to what I've read online, Daniel does bare breasts and bum and has a sex scene, a shower scene and a 3-way scene. However, it seems that this movie does not have a distributor yet, and is only playing at film festivals.
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
SEAN CONNERY SUED FOR BEING RUDE
He Feels Like Alex Trebek - Dr. Burton Sultan of Manhattan is suing his
upstairs neighbor Sean Connery for $30 million, alleging he's a bully who's
trying to force Sultan's family out of the six-story Tudor townhouse they
share. Sultan says Connery is the source of constant noise, water leaks,
foul fumes and a rat infestation; is nearly $16,000 behind in maintenance
and utility payments; and harasses his family by playing loud music at all
hours and "stomping about." When Sultan's daughter once asked him to keep
it down, he cursed her and slammed the door in her face. The lawsuit says,
"Connery's appearance and behavior was that of a rude, foul-mouthed, fat
That's not right...He forgot "bald."
In fact, he is PERSONALLY the source of noise, leaks and foul fumes.
He thinks his license to kill also gives him a license to be a jackass.
If I were Dr. Sultan, I'd sell my part of the house to Snoop Dogg.
STEM CELLS USED TO MAKE BREAST IMPLANTS
Endorsed By Male Mice - Researcher Jeremy Mao of the University of Illinois
in Chicago has created natural breast implants that could hold up better
than artificial ones. He used human stem cells to grow fat tissue, molded
it using a hydrogel scaffolding, and implanted it into lab mice. After
four weeks, the implants had maintained their size and shape. He said they
could replace saline and silicone breast implants within a decade.
Finally, an argument for funding stem cell research that we can ALL
Some people have already had so much plastic surgery, their stem cells
are made of silicone.
BREAKFAST PIZZA TESTED
Comes With Orange Juice-Flavored Pepsi - A Papa John's in Louisville,
Kentucky, is test-marketing breakfast pizzas, which may expand to other
outlets if they prove popular. For years, bachelors have breakfasted on
cold pizza, but these are six-inch pizza pastries and omelettes, such as a
pizza crust topped with eggs, cheese, sausage and green pepper.
They rejected my idea: The Breakfast Burrito Pizza.
Denny's is fighting back by offering a regular pizza with syrup on it.
They're better if you take them home and leave them in the refrigerator