"Army of Darkness"
Army of Darkness (1993) is a horror/sword & sorcery spoof that somewhat legitimately claims to be Evil Dead III, in that it involves the Book of the Dead, and stars Bruce Campbell. The book sucks him back into the middle ages, where he is hailed as the promised one and their savior, and must get the book to get home. Along the way, the film is a sendup of both horror and hack 'n slash films, with a large helping of Three Stooges.
Embeth Davidtz is his love interest, and briefly shows a nipple in a short and very dark sex scene in the newly released director's cut. The film has a huge following, and is best appreciated with a belly full of pizza and a head full of bear in the company of similarly prepared friends. IMDB readers have it at 7/3 of 10. Ebert awards 2 stars, but Berardinelli enjoyed it more at 3 stars. The special effects are often impressive, and the film is non-stop action, which tends to keep you awake. This is a solid genre film, adored by fans, but with very little to offer those who dislike the genre. C.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
White Oleander (2002)
The story follows a young girl's travels through various types of
foster care in the years after her mother is convicted of murder.
Over the course of time, the girl comes to understand a lot more about
her mother's actions, and about life in general. The story chronicles
the ups and down in the girl's life, as well as the parallels in her
relationship with the murderous mother.
Michelle Pfeiffer was nominated by the SAG as best supporting
actress (losing to Zeta) for her portrayal against type as the
selfish, scheming, thoroughly detestable mother who proves herself
still capable of a noble action when her daughter's welfare is on the
line. Robin Wright and Renee Zellweger rounded out the talented cast.
Zellweger did a great job, but her character was just too pathetic for
my taste. Similarly, Wright did a good job at bringing some depth to a
poorly-written cartoon role as a caricatured white trash foster mom.
I don't have much to say about this movie. While there is nothing
especially good about it other than glossy production values and a
talented cast, there is nothing very bad about it either, except for
some one-dimensional characters, and I was able to keep my hands
from the fast forward button. Although it is a soap opera and the
source novel was once an Oprah Book Club selection, it is
about equally appealing to men and women, as reflected in both IMDB
scores and CinemaScore exit polls.
Scoop- There is also an "18a" rated Canadian DVD version of
Monsters Ball released by Lions Gate Entertainment. Is that the
uncut version ?
I don't know. Spaz? Tuna? If any of you
guys who watch a lot of Canadian DVDs know the answer, please pass
it along to me, and I'll print it here.
PRINCESS Diana made a
sensational secret video diary in which she complained that
Charles had an "unhealthy relationship" with a top male aide.
Another talking fish story!
"Whistling fish have
been serenading fishermen with patriotic tunes such as "God Bless
America," "Star Spangled Banner," and even country singer Lee
Greenwood's contemporary classic, "Proud to be an American." "This
defies everything we thought we knew about fish neuropsychology,"
declares noted Australian marine biologist Dr. Cary Silthouse." I
knew his brother, Brick Silthouse. The previous neuropsychological
thinking was that fish were only into Country Joe songs.
Critic's Guide to the Academy Awards 2003
Willard makes a run at Solaris for worst audience response ever.
Complete, printable NCAA pairings. Nice quality
Internet gamblers take odds on Saddam's last day in power. I was
just wondering - if Pete Rose was president, wouldn't he bet like a
trillion dollars that Saddam will still be in power on April 1, then
call off the invasion? That could resolve all our budget problems.
Vote Pete in 2004.
- My theory on Pete's gambling is that after he broke the all
time hits record, and was an absolute lock for the HOF, he could
get like 10-1 odds if he bet that he would NOT make it. Then he
revealed his gambling problem to baseball in order to win the big
HOF bet. But that's just my theory.
What're the odds?
I looked for the first-blush odds on the NCAA tournament, but I
guess they aren't ready yet.
In the meantime:
75th Academy Awards: Best Picture
Ice down the champagne. According to the bookies, Chicago almost
has it in the bag.
|The Gangs of New York
|The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
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 Lawdog or Junior or C2000 or Realist or ICMS or Mick
Locke, or somebody else besides me)
- If there is no asterisk, I wrote it, but am too
ashamed to admit it.
Vejiita takes a look at "Free Enterprise". If you're a Trekkie, this is a must see. A wonderful tribute to the fans of the franchise, and of course Bill Shatner is fantastic in an over the top role making fun of himself. IMDB lists that a sequel has been announced for a 2004 release. I'm not sure why, but what the heck, the first one was fun!
- Audie England, brief breast exposure.
- Lori Lively, brief breast and views.
A great collection of B&W scans of sexy supermodels.
- Eva Herzigova, side nudity.
- Fabienne Terwinghe, topless.
- Ines Rivero, topless.
- Jana, full frontal.
- Kathy Muller, partial nudity.
- Monica Bellucci and Yasmeen Ghauri, both ladies in black bras.
- Nissa full frontal nudity.
- Echo, topless.
- Michelle Behennah, assorted nude poses. In links 1-3 the goods are just out of sight, but #4 has clear breast and bum exposure.
|Lara Flynn Boyle
|Showing off some very lovely breasts in scenes from "The Road to Wellville" (1994). 'Caps by Pappa.
||Topless 'caps by Finn from the Finnish movie "Kymmenen riivinrautaa" (2002).
||Great full frontal 'caps of the Scottish actress in scenes from "With or Without You" (1999), also by Finn.
||Some partial breast exposure at a red carpet event.
||The German actress topless in scenes from a recent episode of the series "Gnadenlose Bräute" by Slartibartfast.
|'Caps and comments by Dann:
One of the Creature Feature series, this 2001 made-for-cable movie follows the familiar format of the series: nudity and violence.
It's a not-great movie, with a surprisingly good cast including Carla Gugino and a great-looking (and topless) lady fish, Rya Kihlstedt. Watch it for the women, not the story.
|Salma looking very sexy and showing a bunch of cleavage on "Saturday Night Live. Vidcaps by Grock.
|Jamie Lee Curtis
|Great 'caps of a classic moment in nude cinema history as Curtis goes topless in scenes from "Trading Places".