Braveheart (1995) this is my second attempt to capture the very dark Catherine McCormack exposure from this popular Oscar winning film. This is not my sort of film, but I must admit I enjoyed it much more the second time through. I still found the battle scenes overlong and somewhat repetitive, but it is actually a pretty good yarn about the Scottish uprising that eventually won them their freedom from an English tyrant. There was a certain realism to the film. Peasants were unwashed and didn't have college educations, and the cities were not modern sparkling jewels.

The film was really about strength of character, and the price people are willing to pay for freedom. McCormack showed breasts in a very dark and grainy scene. IMDb readers have this at 8.3 of 10, placing it number 80 of all time. It won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Effects (sound) and best makeup. It was nominated for a host of others. The lack of acting nominations is notable. Worldwide gross was $203M against a $72M budget. This is a B. Even as a non-genre fan, I managed to enjoy it.

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  • Catherine McCormack (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

    "Color of Night"

    Color of Night (1994) is an erotic psychological thriller staring Bruce Willis is a fancy New York psychologist who watches in horror as a patient he has just been a little hard on jumps from his top story window. He, of course, blames himself, and is so shaken that he becomes color blind (her blood on the pavement faded from red to grey as he looked down).

    He abandons his practice, and heads out to California to visit his colleague/best friend/school chum hoping to heal. When he first arrives, his friend introduces him to a Monday night therapy group full of characters. The next day, his friend is murdered, and the therapy group becomes suspect. Willis is enlisted to take over the group and try to find the killer. Meanwhile, Jane March enters his life, and they move from hello to heavy moaning in record time.

    The detractors of this film mention that it is full of cliches, that the viewer knows who the killer is long before the "stupid characters," and that the directing is lose giving a slow pace. They also complain about excessive nudity and boring dialogue. I must be as stupid as the cast, as I did not figure out the identity of the killer ahead of Willis. I thought the acting was good to very good, the art direction was strong, and some of the character development was good. There is subtlety to the film that I think most people miss. I think the real reason for the bad reviews is that people are expecting Die Hard and get Agatha Christie with a lot of nudity. It would certainly not be as entertaining without the 17 minutes of exposure added to the director's cut. The DVD transfer is very well done.

    March shows everything, and is nude several times in the film. There is full frontal from an unknown seen through an apartment window, and rear nudity from a policewoman mooning another cop from a police helicopter. IMDb readers have it at 4.7 of 10, and it grossed less than half of the $40M budget. The nudity from March is absolutely gorgeous, and there are a host of interesting characters. This is a C-, a watchable genre film with a lot of skin.

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  • Unknown (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)

    Miscellaneous movie files:

    This is originally one of Charlie's movies. Very brief look at Irene Jacob in Lettre d'une inconnue (2001) (.avi version, .wmv version)





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    Here are the latest movie reviews available at

    • 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.



    • The great scene between Kelly Preston and Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire (.avi version, .wmv version)

    • Have you had your daily quota of cheese? If not, then you'll want to see Joan Collins in The Devil Within Her to fortify your system permanently against cheese deficiency. (.avi version, .wmv version)

    • Mitzi Kapture, of "Silk Stalkings", was very sexy. Here she is, young and ripe, in Private Road: No Trespassing. She is still in her 30s, but I haven't seen her in years. She dropped completely out of the public eye for a period between 1999-2002. She has since returned to work, but she doesn't really do anything except a soap opera (The Young and the Restless). (.avi version, .wmv version )

    • This has nothing to do with celebrities. Shiloh just thought you'd like to see some astounding footage from 9-11, including at least one new-to-me camcorder version of the second plane crashing, which was filmed almost from the base of the WTC (about 37 seconds in).  (.avi version, .wmv version )


    Perhaps these tips will help if you have trouble with the codecs for these movies:

    Shiloh says:

    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. Hope this is useful to you or your users.

    Scoop says:

    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.

    Crimson Ghost
    The Ghost takes a look at two 80's flicks today...

    First up, one of my all time favorite 80's comedies, "Up The Creek". It's dumb, silly, full of slap stick, one liners, evil frat boys, nekkid co-eds and Tim Matheson at his Animal House best. Matheson is joined by fellow Delta house member Flounder and also by Pee-Wee from Porky's...making it one the best examples of low-brow and low-budget 80's comedies.

    • Jennifer Runyon, from 80's classics like "Ghostbusters" and the TV series "Charles in Charge". She didn't give up the goods, but looked great in a bikini top. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
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    • Lori Sutton, another babe we remember from great 80's movies like "Malibu Express" (1985), "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982) and "History of the World: Part I" (1981). Here she is going topless. (1, 2, 3, 4)
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    • Peggy Trentini, the b-movie and occasional Skinemax babe going topless. (1, 2)
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    • Topless unknowns (1, 2)
    • Topless unknowns .wmvs (1, 2)

    Next up, Tawny Kitaen...before "Bachelor Party" (1984), before the Whitesnake videos, before the breast implants and before beating her husband. Once upon a time, she was young, hot and nekkid in scenes from "The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak" (1984).

    • Tawny Kitaen, toplessness and skimpy leather outfits (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
    • Tawny Kitaen .wmvs (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

    Courtney Cox
    (1, 2)

    Excellent 'caps by DeadLamb of the "Friends" star in scenes from "The Runner" (1999). In link #2 she is topless and getting groped, but a dude's hands are covering her nipples during a love scene.

    Kay Parker
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

    Marvin 'caps of the naturally busty, former adult star going full frontal and also in hardcore scenes from "Sweet Young Foxes" (1983).

    Sascha Knopf
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

    Señor Skin 'caps of the busty B-movie actress topless in deleted scenes from the off-beat comedy "What's the Worst That Could Happen?" (2001).

    Pat Reeder
    Pat's comments in yellow...

    They Just Prop Him Up And Play The Tape - Gerontologist David Demko wrote an article for Blender magazine called "When Will Your Favorite Rock Star Die?," predicting the lifespans of various musicians. But he had to admit that he doesn't know why Keith Richards is still alive. Demko said Richards "defies all conventional wisdom." He's 60 and still going strong, but judging by his history, habits and lifestyle, actuarial tables predict that he should have died at 52.

  • He did...It's just that nobody's told him yet.
  • The actuarial tables don't take into account the deal that he and Mick made with Satan.
  • Keith is living proof that alcohol is a preservative.
  • If they knew what kept him alive, they'd bottle it...Oh wait: I think a bunch of pharmaceutical companies already bottle it.

    Toga Party Pooper - George Clooney issued a clarification: he won't put on a toga and wash the car of anyone who gives $500 to his dad's congressional campaign. It's only for people he personally invited to a fundraiser at his mansion.

  • And all of them are former Playboy Playmates.
  • And okay, they actually have to give $50,000.
  • One more thing: it's his dad who'll be in the toga.

    Queen For A Day, And That's It - Britain's Sun tabloid reports that Tim Walker of Somerset, England, spent $1500 (US) at a charity auction for a guitar autographed by Brian May of Queen. He then used it to play a raucous Oasis song, and afterward realized he'd wiped the autograph off with his sleeve. May heard about it and offered to sign it again.

  • And this time, he'll use ink, not chocolate sauce.
  • Just don't let any fat-bottomed girls sit on it.
  • Oasis also heard about it and smashed the guitar over his head for playing their song.

    He Kareemed His Jeans - Sophie Flores, 12, of Pollock Pines, California, bought a Sears basketball at a yard sale for $1 for her dog to play with. As the dog was drooling all over it, her dad noticed that it was autographed, "Best wishes, Lew Alcindor, '68 NCAA champs." He grabbed it before the dog licked off the autograph, and he's offering it on eBay for thousands of dollars.

  • Drool sold separately.
  • The dog didn't wipe off the autograph...Proving once again that dogs are smarter than rock guitarists.