Wild Side (1995) stars Anne Heche as a banking executive with an interest in the emerging Asian market, an asshole of a boss, and a huge mortgage on her house. She decides to become at $1,500.00/trick call girl to pay off her debt, and meets Christopher Walken, strange as hell, but a banker on a grand scale, albeit not legal banking. He is the world's biggest money launderer. He is working on a $158Meg problem, and decides Anne Heche can help him, and his ex wife (they divorced for tax reasons) Joan Chen handle the transaction. The fly in the ointment is Walken's driver, Steven Bauer, who is a Fed, and blackmail's Heche into working with him. So Heche has a lot on her mind when she meets Joan Chen, but her path seems much clearer when she falls in love with Chen. The film is actually a feminist manafesto, kind of a Boys Club but with girls.
I first did this from the US version, and this time worked with the Region 2 Directors cut. a Sex scene between Walken and Heche was much longer in the Directors cut, but the US version seemed to have a little more material in the Heche/Chen sex scene. For this reason, I have updated the old caps, and created new ones as well. Heche shows breasts and buns at length, and Chen shows breasts, My favorite image in Heche number one, where you can clearly see Chen's hand cupping Heche's public area.
IMDb readers have this at 5.2 of 10. I see no evidence of a theatrical release. Walken's character was way over the top, and he and Bauer spent way too much time chewing the scenery, but the scenes with Heche and Chen together sizzled. This is a C-, but worth the effort from fans of Heche.
Anne Heche older 'caps
Anne Heche and John Chen older 'caps
The Argument (1999 - short)
The only comment at IMDB states, "Lost for nearly 30 years, this short film directed by Donald Cammell is funny, allegorical, existential, but above all cinematic. It is stunningly photographed in spectacular Utah desert scenery - possibly in or around Bryce Canyon - where some rock formations are phallic and others are breast shaped; and the two characters, the scantily clad Ayesha the Witch and over-dressed Nonus the director conduct a shouted discussion on the meaning of life, sexual roles, and film making! It is perhaps a fitting epitaph to the up and down life and career of Cammell."
Based on that, I was not even going to watch it, expecting something way too arty for my taste. Two things I didn't know. Myriam Gibril, as Ayesha, was nearly naked the entire time, and even more importantly, the cinematography was done by none other than Vilmos Zsigmond. Put a naked woman, breathtaking scenery, a camera, and Vilmos Zsigmond together, and the results are a must see. Is it artsy and highbrow? Probably, but I was entranced by the imagery all three times I watched it, and didn't really hear what they were arguing about. For anyone interested in just what can be done with a movie camera, this is a must see. However, I imagine that is a very small audience. Still, this is a C+, and is one I will show to others frequently.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
Idle Hands (1999)
Idle Hands is a comedy/gore film somewhere along the same line of
heritage as An American Werewolf in London. To extend that comparison
for a minute, Idle Hands is comparable to Werewolf in terms of the
grotesque and comical splatter, and in its treatment of the decaying
dead as ongoing comic relief characters. Both have scary moments
when they act as real horror movies, and both have moments when they
seem to be parodies of horror movies. Where this movie differs from
Werewolf is that it has far less drama, substituting good-natured
lowbrow stoner comedy instead.
Oh, of course it isn't a great movie.
It's juvenile and, predictably, the critics hated it.
But I like this junk movie.
There are movies that we watch just
for pure sleazy entertainment, movies like American Werewolf or The
Devil's Advocate or Wild Things, films that are just meant to give
us a lot of over-the-top stimulation from scares and sex and drugs
and rock 'n roll. This is one such movie.
(1) A young actor named Devon
Sawa took on a remarkable physical challenge. He had to play the
part of a man at war with his own right hand, which was possessed by
a demon from hell. This required the kind of physical dexterity
necessary to be a great pianist - the ability to move right and left
hands as if they had separate minds controlling them. There seemed
to be times when his right hand truly must have been a prop operated
by another actor, and yet I'm pretty sure that he did it all with
That may sound dopey to you on the surface, but it
is an accomplishment.
was an actor many years ago - not a good one, but I still think like one. If I were
asked to play a part like this, my first thought would be, "how can
I do this with enough energy to get the laughs, and yet with enough
control that I don't seem like Corporal Agarn in a particularly bad
episode of F Troop. I have to do all this physical schtick, and
still manage to play the vulnerable teen, like Jason Biggs in
American Pie. I ain't takin' this part. I'll look like a complete
ass." And my first reaction would have been correct. If I had played this
part when I was the right age, I would have looked like an ass.
Indeed if 95% of professional performers played this part, they would
come off looking like complete assholes, as Jerry Lewis proved again
and again in his films. Yet, amazingly, Devon Sawa pulled this off
and had me laughing at slapstick, a feat which is all but
impossible, because I hate slapstick. My hat is off to the kid. He
did an amazingly good job with this juvenile and impossible-to-act material.
The year after Idle Hands, Sawa also did an
excellent job in the highly regarded Final Destination (6.6 at IMDb
is outstanding for a youth-oriented horror film) , but he's made
some poor career choices since then. (Extreme Ops, anyone?)
(2) Jessica Alba. It is never really possible to
determine which woman among the 20ish crowd will become the beauty
of her generation, as Jacqueline Bisset and Michelle Pfeiffer were
among their age groups. I don't believe that anyone trying to make a
prediction in 1980, or even in 1985, would have picked Michelle
Pfeiffer as the one to emerge with the title from among her
contemporaries. Pfeiffer managed to achieve such status through a
combination of exceptional beauty, audience-friendliness, an inner
radiance, elegance, a non-threatening presence, competent
performances, a reasonable level of intelligence, and sheer
endurance. It isn't enough just to be breathtakingly beautiful. Ask
Kelly LeBrock, if you can find her.
I can't say that Jessica Alba will push aside the
contenders like Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson and become
her generation's reigning beauty. Perhaps not. Perhaps Alba will
simply end up as the Kelly Le Brock of her generation. She hasn't
yet demonstrated either the mature temperament or the talent
necessary to prevail. But I'll say this: I've been following her
career for five years, and she gets more beautiful every year. And
she was pretty damned gorgeous to begin with!
- Jessica Alba. If you like a big fleshy bum, I think Alba's is
much sexier than J-Lo's (1,
- Kelly Monaco- former Recreational Companion from the Hefmag
hauls out some Jumbo Jacks. (1,
There are Ken Park DVDs showing up on eBay. They say they're
uncensored but run only 92 minutes compared to the 96 minute
theatrical run. Most of the legitimate copies are R5 Russian PAL
It seems no one has answered your query on what happened to the
filming of the sequence of Jane Fonda at the pool in La Curee, so
I'll take a crack at it.
I remember it well. Vadim was shooting the scene for La Curee in
1966. It was a closed set. However, there was a photographer
upstairs on the observation walkway over the pool and he helped
himself to the pictures we're all familiar with. He sold the
pictures to the Hef Mag and Hef sold a coupla million extra copies
of the issue because of the pics.
Conjecture: It was thought that Vadim actually arranged for the
photographer to be there and to release the pictures for publicity,
without telling Fonda. Reports were that Fonda felt betrayed and
she and Vadim had a falling out. The rift, if any, was patched
because they went on to make Barbarella and other things, and to
cause a few scandals around Paris. Allegedly, the footage was never
part of the released film because of the controversy.
(Scoop's note: thanks to all
shared their knowledge on this issue, and who answered my follow-up
questions. I used only JK's letter because it summarized the
Just wanted to let you know that Breathtaking is available on
either VHS or all-region DVD at Video Search Of Miami
It's English language with Spanish subtitles. I checked and they
rate the visual quality as A.....so this should be a good source
for all us Joanne Whalley lovers. All their movies are a set
price of $25.00 plus an initial $10 membership fee. I've been
buying movies from them for years. Some copies are better than
others but they always tell you the quality as part of the
description. Thought you might like to pass this on.
The Cyber-Museum of Scams and Frauds...
Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights got 22% positive
reviews. Entertainment Weekly's Owen Glieberman said: "At this
rate, I only hope we're spared Dirty Dancing 3: Bosnia Bop."
- The reviews are absolutely brutal for
Twisted. Based on the early reviews, we're talkin'
Gigli level, despite Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson, and director
Philip Kaufman. What the hell happened to Kaufman? This guy used
to make some good movies.
- Finally, here is some detail about
the material that got Howard Stern in trouble.
Specifically, it was a racist exchange between a caller and Rick
Salomon. (He's the guy from the Paris Hilton tape).
Earth almost put on impact alert: "Astronomers have
revealed how they came within minutes of alerting the world to a
potential asteroid strike last month. "
- Gallup Analysis:
How Great is The Nader Factor
- Here are four free short movies from
SPICE UNCENSORED!, the
material cut because it was TOO spicy for Spice TV
- Here is a free
Gallery Courtesy of PlayboyPlus.com! - Dalene
Curtis, Playmate from June 2001
- Clips and trailers and behind-the-scenes from
Jersey Girl. Watch the behind-the-scenes film Silent
Bob made for Jay Leno, which is the funniest thing on the page.
UK may shut down 'abhorrent' web sites. Sadly, I don't
they have any control over lifetimetv.com
President vows to print as much money as necessary to defeat
massive national debt. Presses groan under added load.
Michigan biologist confirms sighting wolverine. It
turned out he just fell asleep while his kids were watching X-2.
Seriously, it has been 200 years since one was spotted in
The quotes of the day are found in this article by Bill Maher:
- "If the government forbids gay men from tying the knot with
each other, what's their alternative? They can't all marry Liza
- "Homosexuality is NOT an abomination -- although that Boy
George musical Rosie O'Donnell put on comes close."
- "They believe that if a gay man just devotes his life to
Jesus, he'll stop being gay -- because the theory worked out so
well with the Catholic priests."
Female DJ can touch the bottom of her chin with her tongue.
Complete FCC account of the Bubba the Love Sponge case,
including many actual and summarized transcripts.
How does Screech make a living now? Really bad
stand-up, if you believe this review.
Casting notes for Terrence Malick's Che biopic. Several
other names join Benicio del Toro, who will play Guevara.
From Page to Screen: How well will James Siegel's "Derailed"
translate into a movie?
The Daily Show analyzes the Hawaii and Idaho primaries.
Jon Stewart weighs in on Ralph Nader's contribution to Election
- Here are six new clips from
Broken Lizard's Club Dread
- After dumping the Love Sponge,
Clear Channel seems about to dump Howard Stern as well.
Stern's show was yanked Wednesday from Clear Channel stations
after an incident on his show which Clear Channel CEO John Hogan
called "vulgar, offensive and insulting, not just to women and
African Americans but to anyone with a sense of common decency."
Hogan said Stern's show will not air "until we are assured that
his show will conform to acceptable standards of responsible
broadcasting." Yeah, that'll happen. The Howard Stern prayer hour.
Your guide to dirty saying and expressions. You think
you know it all, Mr Cleveland Steamer? This links to the classics.
Elsewhere on the page you can find the latest, and the ones women
use, like "sleeping with the fishes"
MSNBC - Passion will take in $15 to $20 million on Wednesday
- A shocker to the White House:
most existing marriages are already gay. "Within ten
years of marriage a significant number of married men stop having
sex with women altogether."
It's J-no for Jersey Girl promos.
Li'l Kim goes commando, flashes British crowd.
IMDb removes God's writing credit for The Passion of the Christ,
but the Lord of Hosts still has His own page at IMDb, probably so
he can eventually get proper credit for episode 11 of Tenspeed and
:::...Lebowski Fest West ...::: is sold out.
Stagworld: cheap men's pulps from the 50s and 60s. The
only time I ever saw these was at the barbershop. Take a look at
his funny commentary on the bottom of each page.
A federal jury in Atlanta has indicted running back Jamal Lewis on
drug conspiracy charges
- Statisticians and engineers demonstrate that
the results of a coin toss may not be completely random.
Wow - next you're going to tell me the same is true about soccer
games, which are always 0-0, and then settled by a shoot out.
Speaking of soccer, I recently read a trivia question that I
couldn't answer. Is soccer the only sport where the results of a
tie are broken by playing an entirely different game? (A shoot-out
is equivalent to settling a tied golf tournament with a best of
five ball putting contest.)
Martha Stewart rested her defense on obstruction-of-justice and
securities-fraud charges, calling only a single witness.
Hungarian TV hostess strips naked to announce for office.
This is the English language story only. See the next (Hungarian)
link for pictures and more.
- Here is the home page of the Hungarian woman who called a
naked press conference to announce her candidacy for the European
Anettka.com includes some naked pictures of
What's happened to Steve Bartman, the interfering Cubs fan?
- Heartbreaking news.
That Sex and the City movie might have to be shelved,
so the Lord will have to go back to giving men easier tests, like
whether to kill their own sons.
Jessica Simpson to write a book. Tentative title: "Finnegans
Other Wake". A look at Jessica's to-do list for today: 9:00-11:00
... manicure. 11:00-11:15 ... learn to right real good.
The latest Tara Reid alcohol abuse story. She never
seems to do anything amusing when she gets wasted. Has she learned
nothing from those teensploitation movies?
Agents raid ITT tech schools
Pictures of the monster storm which hit the San Francisco area.
"Oh My God, I Am Like Such An Atheist"
Dennis Kucinich gets 26% of the vote in Hawaii! Kerry
easily won Idaho, Utah and Hawaii
Can you Outguess Ebert? Here are his Oscar predictions.
Howard Dean sends out letter saying he's fallen and he can't get
up. He is broke and in debt, because he expected future
campaign contributions to cover past expenses, and the future was
First look - what is X-3 all about?
Jerry Hall appears in six West End plays in one night,
thus indicating that she has no real job.
Justin Timberlake pulls out of a Motown special in the wake of
protests from black groups Their argument was twofold —
(1)He is not black (2) He is a pussy. Timberlake eventually
claimed to be appalled by the Super Bowl halftime incident, but
immediately after the incident he was crowing about how "we
love giving you all something to talk about"
The US military creates a second Earth. They figure
they're gonna need it, the way #1 is going.
New book will show off Norwegian penis variety: A
Norwegian sexologist is compiling a book to show off the variety
of his countrymens' penises. Researchers in Oslo are screambling
to see if this is the first Norwegian book which fails to mention
cod. Oh, hell, it must mention codpieces - is that good enough?
Rick Salomon (of the Paris Hilton tape) also blabbed that he
bedded Drew Barrymore 'when she was, like, 15 and I was, like, 20
. . "
Tina Fey - covergirl?
Forget Nader. Draft Judge Moore. - How Democrats can win back the
JoBlo reports from the set of Constantine : "For his
first major post-MATRIX project, Keanu Reeves wisely chose to do
another action/sci-fi flick, CONSTANTINE. Based on the comic 'Hellblazer',
a Vertigo title with a dark edge and a massive cult following, it
tells the tale of John Constantine, a hard-boiled detective who's
been to hell and back, literally.
USA Today did an exceptional job on this movie database.
302 films from last year, that can be sorted by average
critical rating, opening date genre, box office, etc. I know
you'll ask this first, so Boat Trip edged out Gigli for the title
of worst reviewed film. (I agree. Boat Trip was beyond awful)
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.
If you haven't seen The Postman Always Rings Twice,
put that on your to-do list if you are a fan of twisty, erotic film
noir. It is right up there with Double Indemnity and Body Heat. (I
wonder why they have never done an update of Double Indemnity
If you're really a big fan of the genre, as I am, watch the original
with John Garfield and Lana Turner, then catch the Nicholson/Lange
remake. The remake added enough new wrinkles that the original will
not really be a spoiler. (David Mamet wrote the screenplay.) This is
steamy and clever. It has Jack Nicholson, sex, violence, murder for
profit, and unpredictable plot twists. There's not much
nudity, but it's a very sexy movie, with tension, top-drawer acting
and photography. Here is the famous cunnilingus scene. Almost no
nudity - just a quick peek of pubic hair. (.avi version, .wmv version)
Everybody's All-American. Jessica in her prime. (.avi version, .wmv
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 Johnny Moronic:
Well, while thousands of people are spending today going to see The Passion of Christ, I thought I'd spend my time doing something useful, like going down to the local video store, pick up a copy of "Wild Things 2". Little did I know that it would take 6 hours to complete, but it's done and you better enjoy it, otherwise...
The movie is basically a complete rehash of the original, right down to the threesome, which is pretty cool, but, when the original never really took itself serious, this one has no sly winking at all and get even more ridiculous, even including the pointless plot points during the credits.
There is occasional nudity from Leila Arcieri, but I think it was a body double, although there is a brief face shot during one of the breast scenes that was inconclusive. I'll stick with body double for now.
- Leila Arcieri, plenty of cleavage and tight outfits. Link #5 has the nudity (stunt boobs?) and #7 is a very nice lingerie scene.
- Leila Arcieri and Susan Ward making out in a 3-way scene. Links 6 and 7 have the nudity.
- Susan Ward stuffed into a sports bra, showing plenty of cleavage and wearing a bikini (link #7).
- Katie Stuart, great bikini view in #2.
Part 2 of UC99's coverage of the Tinto Brass movie "Fallo!"
Once again, there are plenty of scenes with all 3 B's, some gyno-views and even some oral action.
- Raffaella Ponzo
- Virginia Barrett
- Angela Ferlaino
|Watty 'caps of the UK actress in scenes from "Me Without You" (2001). Plenty of outfits that show skin, plus toplessness in links 5, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 13.
|Plenty of breasts and bush in scenes from the French movie "Immoral Tales" aka "Contes immoraux" (1974).
|Señor Skin 'caps of the indie film regular going topless in scenes from "Sleep with Me" (1994).
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
JANET JACKSON DROPPED FROM MOVIE
Come Blow Your Horne - In further fallout from Nipplegate, Janet Jackson
has lost her dream movie role as Lena Horne in an ABC biopic. Horne was so
outraged by Jackson's Super Bowl breast flash, she refused to sign the
contract unless Janet was dumped. An ABC insider told Variety that it's
"sad" because Janet was a "perfect match" for the role of Horne, and
without her, the film may never be made.
LaToya is always available.
Hell, cast Michael!
The only sad part is that the producers have never heard of Beyonce.
Lena Horne was a classy, natural beauty with a rich, powerful
voice...Who else could play her but Janet Jackson?
On the bright side, Janet did get an offer to star in a porn flick
called "Lean 'n' Horny."
PARIS' EX ALSO DID DREW
If He Taped That, Bust Him For Child Porn - Rick Salomon, the man selling a
tape of himself having sex with Paris Hilton, said his ideal woman would be
Christina Aguilera, but he also bedded Drew Barrymore "when she was, like,
15 and I was, like, 20...I think I got her when she was pretty darn hot."
And not the shriveled old hag she is now.
So hot that she was downright illegal.
He's a sleazy perv who likes to have sex in front of a camera, which
coincidentally makes him Christina Aguilera's ideal man.
In a related story, a 1,980-pound pig that recently died in China was
declared to be the second-biggest pig in the world, after Rick Salomon.
RICKI LAKE QUITS HER TALK SHOW
Draining The Lake - The New York Post reports that Ricki Lake has decided
not to renew her TV show for a 12th season. The trash talk show outlasted
a lot of competition, but Lake is said to be tired of the daily grind. She
wants to return to acting.
She's had 11 years of practice at acting like she's not disgusted and
It's more like a bump and grind.
Besides, Jerry Springer was getting all the really big name white trash