Revenge (1990) is a Kevin Costner action romance right out of a romance novel, complete with the hero and heroine being reunited at the end, and her dying happily in his arms in a romantic location. Can we have a long sigh while some of us dry our eyes? As expected, this is a chick flick, granny variety, with women over 45 giving a 7.6 and men in the same age group at 4.8. The overall score is 5.1. Besides a sappy plot, the film has to contend with bad acting by Costner, and a one dimensional villain played by Anthony Quin. At least Madeleine Stowe did what was required, looking great and showing some skin.

Complete Spoilers

Costner is a naval aviator (the F-14 Tomcat) and decides to leave the Navy after 12 years, go to Mexico, and fall in love with the wife of a leading crime figure, Anthony Quin, and that is the better half of the movie. Quin finds out, and doesn't take it well. He beats up Costner and leaves him for dead, burns Costner's cabin to the ground, slices Stowe from mouth to ear, and makes her turn tricks in a whore house, where she is given regular doses of heroine. Costner swears revenge. When he finally catches up with Quin and learns the location of Stowe, he apologizes and lets Quin go.

End Spoilers

Stowe shows breasts and buns in very badly lit and/or out of focus scenes. Not only is this not well made or acted, but it runs an amazing 120 minutes. While some of the locations were very nice, the transfer is too soft to do them justice. The DVD contains a Widescreen version and a Pan-and-Scan 4/3 version. There are no nipples to be seen in the 4/3 version. This is a very low C-, best appreciated by sentimental mature women.

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  • Madeleine Stowe (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14)


    Gridlock'd (1997) is a terrific buddy film/comedy staring the late Tupac Shakur and Tim Roth. It begins on New Years Eve. Thandie Newton, Shakur's girlfriend and the third member of their jazz trio, ODs. That in itself is a little ironic, as she is a health nut, while they are addicts. They finally get her admitted to the hospital, and decide they should give up the junk, especially since they don't know if she will live or die. The film is mostly about them trying to get through the medical red tape and bureaucratic bullshit to get into rehab. There is also an unnecessary sub-plot about a badass pusher after them because they stole their pusher's stash, which he feels he owns.

    For a buddy picture to work, there must be chemistry between the buddies, and they are great together. The subject is all too serious, but they manage to make it a comedy while not losing the message. Newton shows breasts after the overdose, and again leaving the hospital. In both cases, she is wearing nothing but flimsy white panties. I hate to say this, but she seems to be wearing a different pair of breasts than she did in Beloved, leading me to belive that most, or all of what we see in Beloved is prosthesis.

    IMDb readers have this at 6.7 of 10, but critics were nearly universal in praising this film. I found it thoroughly entertaining and a very fast watch. This is a C+. If edgy comedy appeals to you, this is a very good one.

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  • Thandie Newton (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)



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    Words from Scoop.

    .avi's from Shiloh.

    .wmv files made by Scoop from Shiloh's .avi's.


    • A follow up from yesterday...Mary Steenburgen topless and showing rear views from "Melvin and Howard". (.avi version, .wmv version)

    • Karina Lombard bares all in "Wide Sargasso Sea" (1993) (.avi version, .wmv versions (1, 2, 3, 4, 5))


    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.

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    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.

    'Caps and comments by Brainscan:

    Just a couple of paparazzi pics stuck together showing Paris Hilton. A nip slip. Kinda silly, considering that everyone with a computer has seen her starkers and slurping the love straw.

    Crimson Ghost
    Today the Ghost scares up 'caps and vids from the straight-to-vid flick, "Round Trip to Heaven" (1992).

    • Amy Rochelle topless and showing a little bit of a thong view in a love scene with 80's favorite, Corey Feldman. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
    • Amy Rochelle, .wmv of this scene.

    • Denise Zakovich toplessness and rear nudity in her one and only IMDb credit. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
    • Denise Zakovich, .wmvs of her two topless scenes. (1, 2)

    • Kristine Rose, no nudity.

    • Rowanne Brewer, the former Miss Maryland (1988) topless in links 1 and 2, looking great in a bikini in 3 and 4. (1, 2, 3, 4)

    • Topless unknowns (1, 2, 3, 4)

    'Caps and comments by Spaz:

    "Fleur bleue" (1971) aka "The Apprentice"
    French-Canadian free love movie. I missed a full frontal love scene by Carole Laure but still caught an early Susan Sarandon topless.

    "Carrie" (2002) (TV)
    Television remake of the De Palma classic. Despite being unrated and over two hours long there is still no real nudity or sex.

    "Beer" (1985)
    Comedy about making beer commercials with great ad slogans like "Whip out your Norbecker...if you're tough enough"

    • Loretta Swit: slight pokies, low cut dress.
    • Various: beer commercial girls showing braless pokies.

    "Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby" (1999)
    Various non-nude caps by some of the supporting actresses.

    "The Devil In Mr. Holmes" (XXX) (1987)
    John Holmes last porn picture. Stars french porn actress Brigitte Moreau whom according to IMDB.COM was b-movie actress Nicole Morin who hailed from Quebec.

    • Brigitte Moreau: hardcore (1, 2, 3, 4)


    Elizabeth Hurley Liz topless...nuff said. Scenes from "The Weight of Water".

    Julie Smith
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

    Señor Skin 'caps of the busty brunette showing off her big'uns in a lesbian scene with Regina Russell from "Bad Bizness".