Carnal Knowledge (1971) is one of those highly acclaimed films that I could do entirely without. Jack Nicholson and Art Garfunkle are college roommates. Garfunkle starts dating a girl, and as soon as he tells Nicholson that he got a hand job from her, Nicholson asks her out, took her virginity, then tried to get her to dump Garfunkle, all behind his back. Garfunkle marries her, end of act one.
The rest of the film chronicles their trouble with women. Both become successful, Garfunkle a doctor, Nicholson an accountant. Garfunkle eventually leaves his wife, and finally finds happiness with a hippie chick. Nicholson is entirely too self centered to have a real relationship, and he almost destroys Ann-Margret, who make the mistake of loving him. To Nicholson, all women are ball busters.
Ann-Margret shows breasts and buns. IMDB readers have this at 6.8 of 10. Ann-Margret received a best supporting actress nomination. The few critics who have weighed in are 100% positive. For me, Nicholson's character was so dislikable that I could not enjoy the film. Nevertheless, it was a landmark film when it was released, and has a huge following, therefor C+.
"Blood and Sand"
Blood and Sand (1989) is a Spanish by the numbers sports genre film, the genre being bull fighting. Kid wants to be a famous matador, gets break, reaches the top, marries the girl back home, and now has everything. Then, enter Sharon Stone, and he spends most of his time with her, when he is not drinking heavily and snorting coke. This sort of thing doesn't do his marriage or his bull fighting any good.
Stone shows breasts in more than one scene. Although it was a Spanish production, it is mostly in English. The DVD is a weak 4/3 transfer. IMDB readers say 3.9 of 10. I found it a total chore. They could have, at the very least, taught me something about the sport of bull fighting. Instead, their main point seemed to be that screwing Sharon Stone is not healthy for matadors. D-.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993):
- The only reason I mention this film is that we are following
up on Lorraine Bracco nudity, Here is her bushy crotch shot from
this movie, in .wmv format. The movie got a half star from Ebert,
and another half from Berardinelli. They were generous. The film
is incoherent, and the acting is at a level incomprehensible in a
major film. It may be the worst movie ever made by a major
director. (Amazingly, the film was directed by Gus Van Sant, who
usually has a pretty good idea of what he's doing.)
Calendar Girls (2003):
This movie is:
- A chick-flick (7.7 women, versus 6.6 men) of the granny
variety (highest scores from people 45 or older)
- The same-old same old Type B Brit-flick (Gentle, quirky
comedies about eccentric small-town provincials who are doing
something vaguely naughty or socially unorthodox, and end up
showing us a positive side of life. (Growing marijuana in their
greenhouse, getting naked in public, boys giving up football for
ballet, girls giving up baking for the trumpet, etc)
- A true story (well, more or less) about some old ladies in
Yorkshire who posed nude for a charity calendar and ended up being
Don't let that description put you off. It is a very good film,
and came close to being a great one. For about 70 minutes it is a
great one, both funny and touching, and slightly naughty, a smooth
blend of entertainment and purpose. Then it went astray and got
bogged down in unimportant matters. I wrote in
my original review,
"Calendar Girls is just about the best 90 minute movie I saw in
2003. Unfortunately, it is 108 minutes long."
Setting aside aesthetic matters, Calendar Girls was a massive
financial success. It grossed a very solid $30 million in the USA,
and was a monster hit in the UK, grossing twenty million pounds (the
population of the UK is about 1/5 that of the USA, and the pound
averaged about $1.70 last October, so that's equivalent in
popularity to a $170 million blockbuster in the USA ). The film was
made for a modest $10 million, and distribution/marketing costs were
an equally sane $7 million.
These are made from the Region 2 DVD. The Region 1 disk is not
Jayson Blair: The Art of the Self-Review
Osama Bin Laden to Endorse George W. Bush in 2004 Election!
(From The Spoof, accompanied by very naughty picture.)
Screamin' Dean backs Kerry. Whoa! There's a surprise. I
really thought he'd go for The Bushman.
Check out the (obviously bogus) results of this online poll at a
pro-life site. 90% choose Kerry for President; the rest
prefer Nader over Bush almost 2-to-1.
- The original
Donkey Kong online. (Early arcade game - first
appearance of Mario)
- Coming Soon has a new TV spot for
Gay Republicans like Dick, hate Bush.
Did Jessica Rabbit shoot a beaver in Who
Framed Roger Rabbit?
The nude career of Pam Anderson on film,
from the fresh-faced Canadian sugarplum with a natural body, to
... whatever she is today.
Five dozen Frenchmen arrested for drawing moustaches on ads.
It's a good thing Bart Simpson got out of there while he could.
You mean there were pictures of Frenchmen without moustaches? No
wonder they went nuts.
McGrady scores 62 against the Washington Wizards.
Kerry blasts Republicans. : "These guys are the most
crooked, you know, lying group of people I've ever seen". Bush
campaign spokesman Scott Stanzel said Kerry wasn't following his
own promise to run a clean campaign, and faulted Democrats for
"harsh, angry, bitter", albeit accurate comments.
Who will play Kurt Cobain in the Gus Van Sant grunge period piece?
Rumor has it that Spalding Gray had it locked up, but took method
acting a bit too far with the suicide.
Spectacular color photographs of The Empire That Was Russia: The
Prokudin-Gorskii Photographic Record . (A Library of
Congress Exhibition) These are color photographs from
pre-Revolutionary Russia. Read that sentence again to make sure
you understand it. (The science is explained on the page.) Amazing
Get the news from almost any source, in any language, from any
country. Brilliant list of media links.
Elephant Art. These are actual paintings made by
elephants holding brushes with their trunks.
Prophets: scoldings, warnings, and prophecies looked at through an
Famouslocations.com -1000s of famous locations of movies, film
stars, sites, actors & events
George Michael to put future songs on Internet, royalty free:
"British singer George Michael said he was retiring from the music
business and intended instead to put all his future songs on the
Internet -- for free. "
- The full collection of teasers and trailers for
Republican Senator McCain says he's open to being Kerry's VP on
the Democratic ticket. The President has a secret
counterplan to replace Dick Cheney with Jesus.
Norway rated first in freedom of the press, perhaps because there
are never any non-codfish items to report, and the
government doesn't care what you say about cod. It is a little
touchy about herring, which is why the country didn't get a
perfect score. Reporters without borders made the rankings. The
U.S. places 31st - just behind Hungary and Uruguay. Hey, we kicked
North Korea's ass.
The new Pentagon papers: "A high-ranking military
whistle blower reveals how Defense Department extremists
suppressed information and twisted the truth."
Aussie pub owner bans people who cast spells in his establishment.
"They brought with them, I believe, a small cauldron". That would
be the first bad sign. The eye of newt was also a mite suspicious.
MARTHA WAS FRAMED, SAYS O.J.. He offers to help look
for the real liars.
The Museum Of Bad Art (MOBA). Work of such monumental
vapidity that it makes Monet seem as deep as Umberto Eco.
The Daily Show analyzes the 2004 Bush campaign strategy:
the glass is only half empty.
View the porno technology of the future
New uses for your cell phone!
Nicole Kidman shocked some fans in her homeland of Australia by
posing for some startling photos in a men's mag.
Discovery Channel's MythBusters Quiz
Movie-Vault.com :: EXCLUSIVE! Episode III Photos!
A sneak peek at the transformers video game
Many, many links to female model portfolios
- This is hilarious.
The official Bush-Cheney site has on online poster creator, with
their official graphics and the ability to add custom text.
Internet wags are having a ball with this one!
Arizona judge says Diana Ross's stay in rich people jail doesn't
count. She will have to go to Arizona to serve real
If you still haven't seen the Paris Hilton
tape, here's a 17 minute excerpt.
Currently up for sale on eBay--plastic replicas of Jackson and
Justin Timberlake in all their Super Bowl finery. Break
out the Turtle Wax. Now you and your kids can play the Tittygate
Home Game, and win fabulous prizes.
Another heart-stopping major catastrophe looms for Norway -
Norwegian lawmakers facing easter egg crisis:
"Norwegian lawmakers bravely faced down the critical issue when
one of their own demanded that the government outline plans for
countering a looming Easter egg crisis."
The Sopranos season premiere kicks ass. It had twice as
many viewers as the next highest rated cable show last week.
Bush fund-raisers are among the overnight guests to sleep in the
Lincoln Bedroom. Some of them have even taken a dump in
the Herbert Hoover Crapper, played with the Nancy Reagan Ouija
Board, and put their cowboy boots up on the Millard Fillmore
Ottoman. This is no story at all, except that the Bushmeister
himself said it was evil, and bad for the country, back in the
2000 campaign! Of course, to be fair, he never actually said that
he himself would be any less evil or any better for the country.
The truth is that there was nothing wrong with it then, and
there's nothing wrong with it now. When I become President, I'm
going to invite all my old frat brothers for a kegger in the Dick
Nixon Kick-Around Lounge, followed by an orgy in the Jimmy Carter
- The new trailer for the PG rated sports film,
Madison. This features Jim "Jesus" Caviezel in his
first post-resurrection role.
Voters league to issue political 'gay list': "The
Christian Civic League of Maine is asking supporters for 'tips,
rumors, speculation and facts' about the sexual orientation of the
state's political leaders so it can post the information on its
Internet site." You have to love the fact that they're
specifically looking to print rumors. I sent them a rumor that all
Maine's prominent Republicans are gay, but I'm gonna take a wild
guess and say that they'll ignore it.
Another fast-paced day in Norway. Today's top headline in
Aftenposten: "Royal security threatened by gossip".
Very funny interview with Rob Corddry of The Daily Show.
Archbishop of Canterbury praises author accused of blasphemy.
The Archbishop didn't like the blasphemy that much, but he felt
that the buggery more than made up for it!
Here is the Archbishop's actual review of "His Dark Materials"
The Accidental Video Game Porn Archive
Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Lopez will star in American Darlings, a
period drama about a white female swing band that joins
forces with a group of black and Hispanic musicians at a time when
women were ostracized from playing male-dominated clubs.
Freezerbox: The Hunter S. Thompson Interview about the state of
the American Dream
Test your knowledge of the fruits and other plants depicted in
NY Theater troupe does a reading of Lynne Cheney's softcore lesbo
novel. : "Lynne Cheney's still-remembered 1981 lesbian
romance novel, 'Sisters,' was feted Monday night in a special
performance by the 'Lynne Cheney Players' - to the delight of an
audience of liberal East Village types."
- The writing is excruciatingly bad. Get this: "Let us go away
together, away from the anger and the imperatives of men. We
shall find ourselves a secluded bower where they dare not
venture. There will be only the two of us, and we shall linger
through long afternoons of sweet retirement."
Canadian nude model disappears in Philadelphia. Police search for
an elderly man.
- Here are some sample pictures of the missing girl, who calls
"Taylor Sumers, Sexy Canadian"
- Here are four free short movies from
Playboy's Cheerleaders & College Girls!
- Tina Marie Jordan was the playmate in March of 2002. Here is
Playmate Gallery Courtesy of PlayboyPlus.com!
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.
This is a real hoot, and new to me! Here's Danielle
Spencer and a very young, trim Russell Crowe, who was taking top
billing for the first time ever, in 1990's The Crossing. Thirteen
years later, the notoriously hard partying Mr. Crowe would abdicate
his bad boy kingship to Colin Farrell in order to marry the very
same Miss Spencer! (.avi version, .wmv version, .jpg collage)
Spinning off this whole Mel Gibson Jesus thing, here
is Barbara Hershey in Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of
Christ. Special bonus - dubbed in German! (.avi version, .wmv version)
And here's Hershey in her last screen nudity. She
was 50+ (and lookin' great) when she did Drowning on Dry Land (.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.
- Julia Roberts...a very quick glimpse of Julia's nipple in scenes from "Pretty Woman" (1990).
- Ornella Muti, the Italian actress topless and showing a hint of pubes in scenes from "Tatiana, la muņeca rusa" aka "Compromesso d'amore" (1995).
- "Sopranos" co-star Lorraine Bracco shows pubes in the Gus Van Sant movie "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" (1993).
Be sure to pay Graphic Response a visit at his website. www.graphic-barry.com.
|Both ladies are topless (Belli is also full frontal in link #4) in scenes from "Un taxi mauve" aka "The Purple Taxi" (1977).
|No nudity, but the star of Italian cinema (and best known to many from "Once Upon a Time in the West") looks great in scenes from the Italian movie "L'Udienza" (1971).
|Topless and showing a brief rear view in scenes from "A Time to Die" (1982).
||One more from the 70's with Petrie topless in scenes from "Vengeance Is Mine" (1974).
'Caps and comments by Dann:
"Instinct to Kill"
A young woman whose mother was a victim of wife abuse is stalked from the age of 15 and finally married by a police detective who is himself a wife abuser. When she discovers he has murdered nine women, she solves her problem by sending him to jail, actually a prison for the criminally insane.
A year later he escapes and she turns to a martial arts master to teach her self-protection, because she knows hubby will head for her.
The predictable plot still isn't bad, and there's a lot to enjoy in this 2001 action/thriller, but the acting lacked spark and the movie fell short of what it could have been. Disappointing, but still worth watching.
|Another batch of Marvin 'caps featuring scenes from "Die Marquise von Sade" aka "Doriana Grey" (1976). Markoff shows all 3 B's, plus gyno-views in a lesbian scenes.
||The "Spy Kids" mom bares breasts and a bit of bum in Kitt5000 'caps from "Jaded" (1996).
|Both ladies go full frontal in scenes from the 1974 French movie "Contes immoraux" aka "Immortal Tales". For the pointless trivia fans...yep, Paloma Picasso is the daughter of painter Pablo Picasso.
|Skiñor Skin 'caps of the "Gladiator" and "One Hour Photo" co-star topless and showing her bum in scenes from "Dark Summer" (1999).
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
NEWS LEAKS OF GUMMY BREAST IMPLANTS
In Orange, Cantaloupe And Watermelon - Are you ready for gummy breasts?
MSNBC reports that plastic surgeons say one of the most promising new
replacements for silicone implants are leak-resistant cohesive silicone gel
implants with the consistency of gummy bears. They also have a new type of
shell coating less likely to cause scars and inflammation. One surgeon
said we're getting closer to "the perfect implant" in terms of durability,
biocompatibility and natural shape.
What could be more natural than to have two bags of gummy bears in your
Get gummy bear implants, and guys will want to chew on your breasts all
Men like the gummy bear implants, but women prefer the chocolate-filled.
HOCKEY TEAM SIGNS TONYA HARDING
Why?! Why?! Why?! - The Indianapolis Ice of the Central Hockey League have
signed Tonya Harding to play Friday against the Colorado Eagles. It's part
of an event called "Are You Tough Enough?," where fans get a free ticket if
a fight doesn't break out. They said Harding is an ideal celebrity guest
hockey player because she combines the best of both worlds: she's a world
class skater and a female professional boxer.
Not necessarily in that order.
And they KNOW for certain that she'll start a fight!
Nobody is more deadly with a stick in her hand.
She smokes, she drinks, and there's not a male hockey player in the
league she can't beat up.
JOLIE'S HANDY SEXUAL ARRANGEMENT
Womb Raider - Angelina Jolie told the New York Post that she's found a cure
for her two years of celibacy: she now goes to a hotel with a close male
friend for a few hours, has sex, then goes home to tuck in her adopted son
and doesn't see that man again for a few months. She said it's "about what
I can handle now," it lets her feel like a woman and get close to a man,
"but it's not a relationship that interferes with my family."
If she wants something permanent, she'll get a tattoo.
I have a question about this so-called "relationship!"...How do you get
to be her close friend?
TEEN SINGER OFFERED MILLIONS TO POSE NUDE
Charlotte's Angels - A British adult TV channel has offered superstar
soprano Charlotte Church, who just turned 18, $2 million to pose nude. A
spokesman said they want to show that Church has both the voice and the
body of an angel.
A Victoria's Secret Angel.
She's got the body of an angel, and they want her to spread her...wings.
This would be an unprecedented event: someone actually WANTING to see an
opera singer naked.