"Sex is Comedy"
Sex is Comedy (2002) is a Catherine Breillat film, with automatically means lots of pretentious but unintelligible French dialogue, female nudity, and a feminist slant on everything. Breillat here has given us a portrait of a female director, played by Anne Parilloud, who is directing a film about two teenagers that is to culminate in a nude sex scene. As Breillat would say, the two stars are complicated. They don't like each other, just as a start. The young girl (Roxane Mesquida, the attractive sister in The Fat Girl) has a no nudity clause, the male lead is constantly clowning for the crew, but not taking direction well, there is a technical issue making a penile prosthesis for him to wear, and the director using an in your face technique to motivate her actors.
Billed as a comedy, I found nothing about it funny. Some reviewers praise it as an insight into film making, but all admit it is too talky. Mesquida does a beautiful full frontal when the climactic sex scene is filmed, and shows breasts earlier in the film. IMDb has it at 6.1. Ebert awarded 3 stars, but got several plot details wrong in his review, and I would never have guessed by his review that he liked it. I would say that Breillat has made exactly one good film, The Fat Girl, several terrible films, and this one, which is watchable if and only if the insight into film making is of interest. C-.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
Catching up on some movie
Heather Langenkamp's nudity in the
twenty year old Nickel Mountain is all but forgotten. The tape has
been out of print for years, and no DVD seems to be forthcoming.
Heather seems to be out of showbiz now.
If you've forgotten her horror movies, perhaps you remember her as
Nancy Kerrigan in the made-for-TV movie about Tonya Harding.
According to IMDb, "She has a
degree in English from Stanford University."
A rarely-seen clip of Beals in Claude
Chabrol's Docteur M.
The legendary French director was 60
when he made this, some two decades after his best work. Chabrol's
sort by rating
page at IMDb lists 39 films, and this one is dead last. And
being Chabrol's worst movie is no minor accomplishment, because he
made some real crap.
Anyway, here's Beals ...
I guess you know you she is. She steadily cut back
on the nudity throughout her career. She started off with a bang in
1001 Nights, then did a little topless flash in Out of the Blue and
Resurgence, then the little pseudo-nudity you see here in Splitting
Heirs. This film was written by Python Eric Idle, and also featured
Idle as a performer, along with his Python colleague John Cleese.
I suppose we all know of her infamous on-screen
blowjob in Intimacy. Here's a more traditional bit of nudity: a
brief topless flash from Shallow Grave.
Pictures from the AVN porn industry convention in Vegas
A school in the UK has banned children from playing tag, claiming
it is too dangerous. Very true. Especially the
traumatic and death-defying Freeze Tag. Tag deaths have been
increasing in the U.K. every year since William the Conqueror. It
was the fault of those damned Normans, who introduced their Gallic
perversions to the game. When the Saxons played alone, nobody got
hurt. Except in Axe Tag.
Jimmy Olsen - cub queen?
If they gave an Oscar for "Best Scenery" ...
Hunter's widow claims the author shot himself while on the phone
with her. Now THAT's Gonzo!
"Floater" Ads - the new pop-ups. It surprises me that
it has taken the whizzes so long to create anything to block those
foul, hell-spawned monstrosities.
The president-elect of the American Library Association uses a lot
of fancy and contemptuous rhetoric to express how much blogs suck.
He contends that blogs have not only lowered the reliability
factor of information, but have also lowered the quality and
civility of public discourse, a charge I can easily refute by
saying "blow me, book-boy!"
MOZILLA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 1.0.1 UPDATE TO FIREFOX.
Release notes are available, and the download is ready to roll.
- Here's a good source for salacious celebrity gossip and
the santas little helper blog
This is allegedly the woman in the Fred Durst sex tape
iowahawk: Fear and Loathing in the Mystery Machine. The
forgotten episode of Scooby Doo, as penned by Hunter Thompson.
Paris Hilton's Cellphone! Hacked! (The content they
SHOULD have found)
The first look at the trailer for Paul Haggis' directorial debut
CRASH, starring Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Brendan
Fraser, Matt Dillon, and Ryan Phillippe.
- A Brentwood housewife and her DA husband. A Persian store
owner. Two police detectives who are also lovers. An
African-American television director and his wife. A Mexican
locksmith. Two car-jackers. A rookie cop. A middle-aged Korean
couple... They all live in Los Angeles. And during the next 36
hours, they will all collide ... er - Crash
- Or maybe that's the plot for Two Days in the Valley.
- Or Short Cuts
- or Amores Perros
- whatever ...
Here is a full five minute clip from Man of the House,
the film with Tommy Lee as a gruff federal agent guarding
cheerleaders. (Polish up the statuettes for that one.)
The latest news on Basic Instinct 2. Sharon Stone is
doing her leg-crossing exercises. I don't know - she's kind of
old. Maybe she should use a stunt cunt.
- The hacker who splashed the contents of Paris Hilton's
T-MOBILE Sidekick has struck again:
The self-described 'T-MOBILE TERRORIST' has turned even more
vicious -- by unleashing a 3-minute hardcore sex videophone
capture of Limp Bizkit rocker Fred Durst. The hardcore
video -- with audio -- shows Durst engaging in unprotected sex
with a female. The graphic ''T-MOBILE TERRORIST' is seen
throughout the clip."
Oh, no - a new family vacation comedy starring Robin Williams
Kraft draws ire for candy shaped like road kill. I
tried to draw ire once, but it looked too much like Connecticut.
Scientists invent glow in the dark mouse. Still no
solution for global hunger.
The French trailer and a clip from Gregg Araki's new film,
Mysterious Skin: "'Mysterious Skin' explores the hearts
and minds of two very different boys who turn out not to be as
different as they appear. Brian is a troubled 18 year-old, who
grew up a scared, introverted kid in the small town of Hutchinson,
Kansas. Plagued by nightmares and terrified of the dark, Brian
believes that he may have been the victim of an alien abduction.
Neil McCormick is the ultimate beautiful outsider, wise beyond his
years and curious about his developing sexuality. Eventually,
Neil's pursuit of what he thinks is love leads him to New York
City, while Brian's search for what happened leads him to Neil -
together, both ultimately discover the truth."
FCC rejects complaint involving 'Angel' . Heaven knows
why this is news. The complaint was just a nuisance filing to
begin with. I think the FCC rules should be changed so that
unsuccessful complainants have to pay the fines that the show
would have faced if guilty.
The Smoking Gun's Oscar tribute: Hooray For Hollywood
- "Our favorite confidentiality agreement, the one Tom Cruise
and Nicole Kidman once had their household employees sign;
- Roman Polanksi's perversions;
- Sharon Stone's demands;
- Jack Nicholson's hooker problems;
- Winona Ryder's probation report;
- Christian Slater's drug rampage;
- Ben Affleck's voting record;
- Matthew McConaughey's naked bongoing;
- Catherine Zeta-Jones's diet and topless photo beefs;
- Bud Abbott's porno stash;
- Lou Costello's porno stash;
- Linda Fiorentino's nudity rider;
- Diane Lane's modest proposals;
- Tom Cruise's heterosexual exhortation;
- Barbra Streisand's paparazzi rant;
- Roddy McDowall's pirated films;
- Mark Wahlberg's youthful indiscretions.
Both Sides Rest in Blake Murder Case
- One cynic honors another:
Hunter Thompson - The minuteman of the Rockies. By Christopher
- Daily Show:
President Bush continues his European Placation
Will Boston's Fleet Center be (temporarily) renamed The Derek
ESPN.com's Page 3 gets the jump on Scoopy Jr with their latest
poll "Hottest actress in a sports film". I assume they
mean "Who is the hottest actress at this particular moment who
happens to have been in a sports movie at some time in her life?",
as opposed to "Which actress has been the hottest within an actual
sports movie?". If they did mean the latter, here are a few they
- Of course, they missed the obvious winner, Leah Thompson in
All the Right Moves
- Helen Shaver in Rowing Through
- Ali Larter in Varsity Blues
- Jenny McCarthy in Baseketball
- Cynthia Gibb in Youngblood
- Sanaa Lathan in Love and Basketball
- Vanessa Angel in Kingpin
The ten most expensive cars available in the USA. Hint:
the Rolls Royce Phantom limps in at #5, and the most expensive
Lamborghini is only #7
Turn your Xbox into a XXXBox
Problem: can't afford both a voodoo doll and a storage utensil for
your kitchen knives. Solution: get the only tool that
The Childhood Goat Trauma Foundation
35 NBA players traded, including Webber to Sixers
Penelope Cruz says she grew so much body hair for her latest film
that no one recognized her. In fact, several people
asked her for Ed Asner's autograph.
British courts deny Christian schools the right to administer
corporal punishment. The petitioners had cited the
biblical verse (Proverbs 54-40 or Fighteth) which says, "Yea, must
thou administer, in thy mercy, a flat hand to both bare buttocks
simultaneously in a firm controlled manner. Then shalt thou caress
the buttocks to restore their purity. Then shalt thou retire to a
private area where thy spirit might be becalmed."
Studios File 3rd Round of Movie Piracy Lawsuits,
pinpoint their losses at "a zillion jillion dollars" while holding
pinky to lips.
- Humankind has settled in some strange places.
The tiny town of Ny Alesund is at 78 degrees North latitude.
I wonder if anybody there has an internet connection to read this
paragraph. More amazing than the fact that people live there is
the fact that
cruise ships stop there! My kind of cruise - to hell
with those Caribbean wimps! Ny Alesund is a full two day sail
through frigid waters from the northernmost point in Norway - to
spend six hours in a place with a few modest buildings. Par - TAY!
Ten great bar bets.
Condi dresses for her role in Matrix Four
President Bush Reaffirms America's Commitment to Exhausting All
Diplomatic Options Prior to Unleashing a Righteous Thermonukular
Holocaust on Iran (WHITEHOUSE.ORG)
"Sideways" boosts Pinot Noir sales, but fails to bust Merlot.
A blind man who bit his guide dog has been charged with animal
The Daily Show: "Secretly taped conversations with George Bush
reveal... he's said some pretty reasonable things."
The latest project for Scarlett Johansson
APOD: Saturn's "Dragon Storm"
Teri Hatcher says she once considered paying for sex.
Yeah, she kept callin' me, but I needed more than a sawbuck. Was
that so wrong?
Julian McMahon has revealed he is on a shortlist of two to become
the next James Bond. The other is believed to be Clint
JoBlo.com awards the Golden Schmoes for 2004
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.
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.
A mega-post from the Ghost!
First up, some assorted video clips. (all zipped .wmvs as usual)
From the excellent British romantic comedy "Love Actually". Ok, so it's kind of a chic flick, but it's one that guys can watch too. Personally I enjoy this movie very much. Especially because of Bill Nighy's scene stealing performance as a washed-up rock star trying to make a comeback.
- The incredibly cute Joanna Page playing a nude stand-in.
- Heike Makatsch, the German actress looking absolutely sizzling after stripping down to her red undies.
- Laura Linney, the multi-Oscar nominee briefly topless.
Next up, here is the always sexy and exotic Charlotte Lewis baring her bum and showing some partial breast views while making out with James Spader in a hot tub in scenes from "Storyville" (1992).
Here is Greta Scacchi also baring little bit of breasts and bum in scenes from the intelligent and wonderfully moving Canadian film "The Red Violin".
Next up we have UK actress Natasha Richardson showing toplessness and far off frontal views in scenes from the 1988 "Patty Hearst".
Sexy sci-fi babe Lexa Doig, topless in a dark love scene from the direct-to-vid thriller, "No Alibi".
Closing out the assorted goodies...here is Kristin Scott Thomas topless and briefly full frontal in scenes from "The English Patient" (1996)
- Kristin Scott Thomas
Part 2 of today's mega-post...the Skinemax section! Featuring 'caps and clips from the Fred Olen Ray flick "Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfold" (1995). This is of course is Ray's tribute to the 1958 sci-fi classic "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman".
- J.J. North is the 60 foot centerfold. We see her robo-hooters, plus a bit of bum.
- J.J. North zipped .wmvs
- Raelyn Saalman, also topless.
- Skinemax regular Nikki Fritz topless in a brief and completely gratuitous scene.
- Nikki Fritz zipped .wmv.
- Here is former Penthouse Pet turned porn star Tammy Parks posing topless and looking good in a bikini.
- North, Saalman and Parks all posing topless during a photo shoot at the beach.
- Beach photo shoot zipped .wmvs
- North, Saalman and Parks zipped .wmvs. Once again all 3 are topless and posing. This time for a photo shoot at the studio.
|Pammy's boobs kinda falling out as she "arrives" at a Heatherette fashion show in Vegas.
|Baring all 3 B's in scenes from the Israeli film "Late Marriage" (2001).
||Kitt 'caps of the day time soap actress ("Days of Our Lives", "Santa Barbara", "The Young and the Restless") topless in scenes from the 1983 horror flick "The House on Sorority Row".
|Julie K. Smith
|Señor Skin 'caps of the former Pet turned B-movie and Skinemax favorite baring all 3 B's in scenes from the 1987 movie "Disorderlies", starring 80's old school rappers, The Fat Boys.
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
FCC DOESN'T RULE THE WORLD
They're Agitated Now - Federal Judge Harry Edwards ruled that the Federal
Communications Commission overstepped its power by requiring digital TV devices,
such as DVD players, to recognize copy protection software. The FCC argued
that they could regulate the reception of TV and not just its transmission,
since Congress didn't specifically forbid it. The judge told them "ancillary
powers" doesn't mean the FCC gets "to rule the world." He asked if they thought
the FCC could regulate washing machines, since Congress didn't specifically
Well, they DO send sound waves into the air...
Yes! It's their business to keep everything clean!
The FCC then fined the judge $2 million for speaking his mind.
If the FCC ruled the world, there wouldn't be any more bare-breasted
native women in "National Geographic."
BREASTS REFLECT PERSONALITY
All That From A Woman's Bild? - Bild reports that Italian sexologist Piero
Lorenzoni claims he can tell a woman's personality by the size and shape of her
breasts, much like astrology. He's categorized them by fruits: for instance,
women with small (cherry) breasts are funny, exciting, intelligent, and
moderately interested in sex. Women with "oranges" like conversation and
partnerships, but have little interest in sex. "Grapefruit" women may look erotic, but
are bashful and prefer tenderness over sex. And women with melon breasts like
eating and being spoiled and admired, "but seldom like sex."
Did he study any "melon" women other than Anna Nicole Smith?
So the bad news is that the bigger the breasts, the less they like sex.
None of them were "very interested" in sex...At least not with him.
If you can line up three cherries, you've hit the jackpot.
His theory may be garbage, but it sure was fun researching it.
He's right: this IS a lot like astrology.
SCHOOL JOB TITLES GET FANCY
Bad First Impression - Scottsdale, Arizona, school superintendent John Baracy
has changed half a dozen job titles. The receptionist is now "Director of
First Impressions," school bus drivers are "Transporters of Learners," and the
assistant superintendent is the "Executive Director for Elementary Schools and
Excelling Teaching and Learning." Critics call it silly and confusing, but
Baracy says the titles make a statement that "we value learning."
They put in a lot of effort, just learning their job titles.
I assumed they made a statement that "the pay stinks, so have a fancy
The superintendent's title may change to "ex-superintendent."
The cafeteria ladies are now "Biohazardous Substance Engineers."