"Black Sister's Revenge"
Black Sister's Revenge (1976), AKA Emma Mae is an ultra-low budget slice of life film portraying life in the LA projects as experienced through the eyes of Emma May (Jerry Hayes). She moved to LA from Mississippi to stay with her auntie after her mother died. At first, she was treated like a "backward ass hick" by her two college age cousins and their crowd, until she punched a guys lights out at a party. She falls for a no good character, and when he is arrested, she decides to get him at out jail any way possible.
Any more would be a spoiler. I can't say this is a well-made film, but it has the feel of realism, and does give a glimpse to those who pay attention what the poor black experience is like. I can't really call this blaxploitation, as it is not typical of that genre. The transfer is 4/3, and clearly made from mixed reels, as the quality varies from scene to scene. Hayes shows breasts before her man is busted. The five votes at IMDb average 5.0. There are no reviews available. I must say I enjoyed this film, and really cared about the title character. C-.
"The Magdalene Sisters"
The Magdalene Sisters (2002) is a joint Irish Scottish production, and is a dramatization of the Catholic abuse of women in Ireland through the 20th century. Church law mostly took precedence over civil law, and sex outside of marriage was a mortal sin, and ALWAYS the fault of the girl. Three such girls are introduced at the beginning. One is raped by her cousin, and tells about it, the second is an orphan, and flirts with neighborhood boys over the fence, and the third has had an illegitimate baby. The baby is taken from her and put out for adoption, and all three girls are placed under the care of the Magdalene Sisters, who force the girls to do all the work of running their laundry service, enforce very strict discipline, and occasionally hand out other indignities.
The three girls introduced at the beginning never quite resign themselves to their fate. The other major character has been in for years, also for a baby out of wedlock, and is not 100% sane. All of the nudity is in one scene, where a dorm full of girls is lined up nude in the shower while the nuns decide which has the biggest breasts, biggest buns, and hairiest bush. I was able to identify Eileen Walsh and Nora-Jane Noone, although all the girls show full frontal.
The Catholic church was not overjoyed at this film, and it may have exaggerated her and there, but it is essentially a true story. It is estimated that 30,000 women were imprisoned in these nunneries, with the last one closing in 1996. It is rated 8.0 at IMDb with 2,195 votes. Ebert, 3 1'2 stars, Berardinelli, 3 stars. US gross was $4.8M. It won best ensemble cast from the British Independent Film awards, and was nominated for the Best Picture BAFTA. I agree entirely with the ensemble cast, as everyone was completely believable in their roles. This is not a pleasant film to watch. It is, however, a very effective one. C+.
Eileen Walsh and Nora-Jane Noone
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
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archives. May also include newer material than the ones above,
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.
Words from Scoop.
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.wmv files made by Scoop from Shiloh's .avi's.
Perhaps these tips will help if you have trouble
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FYI when I hypercam vids to make the file size smaller I use
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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 &
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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.
Great finds by LC! From "The Human Stain", not due on DVD until July 20th!
- Nicole Kidman, topless in #2 and some teaser, semi-frontal views in #1.
- Jacinda Barrett, the Aussie actress that turned her "MTV Real World: London" appearance into a pretty decent film career. These 'caps feature Barrett in a full frontal nude scene.
'Caps and comments by Brainscan:
Dream Trap (1990) is a teensploitation movie with a
lot going for it. There is Kristy Swanson in her
prime. That is a lot right there, you'd agree. She
plays a dual role of a dream girl in various guises
and a real girl who's a bit too tightly buttoned up.
Kristy, as the object of affection both real and
imagined, does a nice job alternating between the
exuberant and the restrained. Good start, you dudes
who made this movie.
And then there is Jeanie Moore. She's a cutie, that
one, playing the role of the quintessentially dumb
blonde, only with red hair. Her comic timing is
superb. Honestly. Really. I mean it. Jeanie
delivers some lines that made me laugh out loud, which
happens not all that often when I'm watching an
unknown B movie. They were the kind of dumb lines
that have Berra-esque wisdom running through them.
Think of Gracie Allen, only alive and a lot better
looking. She and Kristy have a deal: Kristy will show
her how to pass Economics and Jeanie will show Kristy
how to look sexy. Uh huh. One looks nigh on
impossible, the other is a slam-dunk.
A whole mess o' sorority sisters and party-goers who
oft-times get nekkid adds a third welcome element to
Dream Trap. One of those sisters is former Hefmate
Christina Leardini (Miss April 1991); the rest are
credited in a list that makes matching face and bod to
name impossible, even though a couple of babes have
the kind of naturally large or silicone-enhanced frame
that otherwise spells either "stripper" or "pornstar".
You'll see what I mean.
And so the movie goes along with a reasonable enough
entertainment quotient... some laughs, some boobs, a
few more laughs and Kristy Swanson... when it hits a
wall. For about fifteen minutes the movie alternates
between a dream sequence involving Jeanie and an
ongoing real sequence involving an uptight dean. Both
intercut halves go on much too long and are missing
any and all entertainment value. To be less specific
but no less precise, all scenes involving the dean
character are just plain worthless. From that 15
minutes, the movie cannot recover. Hell, not even
Kubrick could save a movie that hit a long dead spot.
Just watch The Shining and see how it grinds to a halt
with Jack and Delbert Grady in the men's room, never
That then is the big problem with Dream Trap. It is
like Old School, only in reverse. With Old School you
look back at scenes and realize they were much funnier
than they had any right to be. With Dream Trap you
notice scenes are much less entertaining than they
should have been. Kristy getting nekkid would have
helped. Instead you get lots of bikinis and lots of
cleavage from her. That's a decent enough metaphor
for the whole enterprise. Where we should have gotten
el primo hooters in their el prime-o, the movie gives
us something that while not half bad is not nearly so
much fun to look at.
The run-down on the collages--
- Jeanie Moore having her top ripped off, with the camera too
- Christina Leardini rising topless from the pool.
- Number 1(1,
2), with inflato-hooters, in a total of three
scenes showing off the store-bought wonders and her
- Numbers 2 and 3, topless by the pool. I am guessing
the one with the D cups is Raven Roulette because she
has dark hair and the kind of body you'd expect from a
gal named Raven. Googled her, though, and the only
Raven Roulette I found was a racehorse. Neigh.
- Number 4 is a blonde topless party girl whose face you never see clearly.
- Number 5 is a sorority sister spied upon by a couple
of terribly unfunny kids, one of whom plays the son of
the dean. The babe is topless and shows us the only
hint of bush in the movie.
Here are a couple of bonus collages of Marilyn Monroe in a documentary about the filming of
The Misfits. It bears the title, Making the Misfits.
How I missed this sequence while watching the original
is beyond me, but Ms. Monroe comes wonderfully close
to liberating a breast.
DeadLamb 'caps featuring the latest batch of cleavage from the NBC series "Las Vegas".
|The sexy Canadian actress gets topless in 'caps from the most recent episode of the made for cable series "The L Word". Erin Daniels is also topless in link #3. (See yesterday's page for video clips of this scene).
|Kim van Kooten
|The Dutch actress is topless and briefly shows some rear nudity in scenes from "Phileine zegt sorry" aka "Phileine Says Sorry" (2003).
|Keaton topless and possibly showing a hint of pubes in scenes from her Oscar nominated performance in "Something's Gotta Give" (2003).
|Señor Skin 'caps from the 1969 version of "The Big Bounce" (which was recently remade starring Owen Wilson and Morgan Freeman). Taylor-Young shows all 3-B's.
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
ABC PLANS "NICK AND JESSICA VARIETY HOUR"
Sponsored By Chicken Of The Sea - ABC has signed Nick Lachey and Jessica
Simpson for a one-hour special called "The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour."
The guests will include Kenny Rogers, Mr. T, Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny
Bench, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.
It will air sometime in mid-1974.
They want to be like Sonny & Cher, except with Sonny & Cher, the woman
was the smart one.
This sounds like a deal Jessica signed without telling Nick.
ABC will begin taping as soon as Jessica can memorize the name of the
ALANIS GOES NAKED
She's Never Flushed With Embarrassment - Alanis Morissette, who rode a bus
naked in her "Thank U" video, says she does like to walk around her house
naked and is a "leave-the-bathroom-door-open nudist, which is sometimes
disconcerting for my friends."
That's weird: Alanis Morissette has friends?
They're all "never-look-directly-toward-the-bathroom" friends.
The people who live around her are all "Pull-your-freakin'-shades-down!"
ACCUSED EMBEZZLER CITES GREED AS DEFENSE
Greed Is Good! - Joyti De-Laurey of Surrey, England, a former secretary at
Goldman Sachs investment bank, is accused of stealing over $7 million from
her bosses and living in grand style. She claims her bosses were so rich,
the money she took was pocket money, and that they told her to take as much
as she wanted as "a reward for me being me." Her bosses deny this. Her
lawyer told the court that given the chance to live like a millionaire,
"she snapped it up, and who wouldn't?," and that she was motivated not by
theft or deception, but by "honest greed."
It's so rare these days to find someone who's honestly greedy. She
deserves a reward of some sort!
Martha Stewart should've tried that defense.
She had to steal that much to be able to dress like the working women on
"Sex & The City."
WEST VIRGINIA PROTESTS INCEST T-SHIRT
It's Relatively Harmless - West Virginia Governor Bob Wise demanded that
Abercrombie & Fitch stop selling a T-shirt with the slogan "It's All
Relative in West Virginia." Wise claims it perpetuates the stereotype that
West Virginia is full of uneducated, inbreeding hillbillies, and he wants
the store to pull the shirts and provide proof that they've been destroyed.
But some buyers said they just thought it was funny, noting that there are
also shirts spoofing other states, such as "New Hampshire: 40 million
squirrels can't be wrong."
Actually, they can: they supported Howard Dean.
Don't let West Virginians know there are 40 million squirrels in New
Hampshire! They'll come a-runnin' with their shootin' irons!
Don't worry, I'm sure most West Virginians won't be able to read that
Scientists say that inbreeding destroys the sense of humor.
D'UH! HOMER SIMPSON A POOR NUTRITION ROLE MODEL
Only 40 Percent? - Nutritionists at Rutgers University in New Jersey
watched 63 episodes of "The Simpsons" and were shocked at what a bad health
role model Homer is. They say he's had a triple bypass but is still
overweight, addicted to donuts and beer, and avoids exercise. They said
Homer accounts for 21 percent of all the eating depicted in the show, that
52 percent of the foods shown are unhealthy, and that 40 percent of the
health messages in the show run counter to good medical advice. They
strongly recommended that Homer be shown changing his dietary habits.
Or better yet, dying! That would be REALLY funny!
Apparently, becoming a nutritionist also destroys your sense of humor.
Actually, Homer makes viewers LOSE their appetites.
Also, they want Patty and Selma to quit glamorizing smoking.