"The Weather in the Streets"
The Weather in the Streets (1983 TV movie) is a BBC made for TV movie based on a novel of the same name by Rosamond Lehmann, which was a sequel to her Invitation to the Waltz. It is a period piece set in the early 30's, and tells the story of an affair between Lisa Eichhorn, a commoner, and Michael York, nobility in an unhappy marriage. It is frightfully British and terribly romantic, but, in the end, Eichhorn suffers the fate of all "other women." Not only does she face the problem of an unwanted pregnancy alone, but loses him to the wife in the end. It is said that Lehmann did a better job of describing the pains of a woman in love better than any other British writer.
Eichhorn shows her right breast in a post sex scene. The quality is dismal, but part of that might have been intentional to make it look more "period." I was somewhat charmed by the dialogue, and some of the scenery. 9 IMDB readers have this at 5.0 of 10, and there are no reviews that I could find. I wonder what made it important enough to merit a DVD release, but, for a romance/period piece, was rather watchable. C
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
You have to give a tip of the ol' hat to director Julio Medem. Get
this: he makes a medium core sex film on digital video for about
twenty bucks. Many of the scenes are in white and white, with only
some vague outlines of things in cyan to indicate that the film is
still rolling. The director obviously has no script or plot of any
kind, just some mostly unrelated scenes where people act breathlessly,
as if every word were pregnant with meaning, ala The Young and the
Restless. In fact, there is a death by rottweiler because of someone
else is too busy having sex with the babysitter to intervene. I think
they did actually use that on The Young and the Restless.
The funniest scene was the one where Lucia finds out her boyfriend
is not really dead. You see, the entire movie hinges on the fact that
Lucia receives a phone call from the police while she reads a farewell
note from the boyfriend. She drops the phone, runs off to some island,
does a lot of thinking, blah blah. Well, it turns out that the police
were just calling to solicit a donation for the Policeman's Ball, and
the boyfriend is perfectly OK. Lucia is in a room, the boyfriend's
best friend walks through the door, we hear footsteps, we see shadows.
We know another person is coming. Who could it be? We hear some more
footsteps, and see some more shadows. Finally, the friggin' guy walks
through the door. Hilarious!
The writers for The Young and the Restless should sue this guy!
To cover up the fact that he has no storyline except that a guy
presumed dead is really alive, the director has one of the characters
pose as the author of the story, and he narrates with such portentous
and pretentious lines as "but suppose our story does not end, but
simply falls into a hole, whereupon it begins again in the middle! "
This Medem guy is a genius. Not only does he get people to accept
it as a mainstream film, but he actually gets the Spanish academy to
give him some awards, and gets people to declare that it is a work of
art! Medem is the greatest bullshit artist in the film world
Well, it is a work of art, in a way. It is one of the most arty
medium-core sex films ever. It is artier than The Lover with Jane
March. But The Lover has a comprehensible story line, and is one of
the most beautifully filmed movies I've ever seen. This is ... well,
it's not a bad sex film, but it's not a great one either.
On the other hand, it is a pretty good sex film that allows you to
beat off while telling your wife that you're "studying the new
expressionism of the contemporary Spanish cinema". How can you
complain about that?
- Paz Vega (1,
- Elena Anaya (who looks like a young Juliette Binoche, but with
a much better body) (1,
You can see far more caps from this
film in Tuna's section of the site, under "L" , for Lucia y el Sexo
- Ah, the spoils of war.
Every American is entitled to a free homestead in Iraq. Be the
first on your block. (Weekly World News, where else?)
- When I looked over the Razzie results
the other day, I didn't even notice that my main man,
Roberto Benigni,"in a wooden-headed (and horribly-dubbed)
remake of PINOCCHIO, barely nosed out Steven Seagal as
2002’s Worst Actor." Yes! I knew he could do it. And the li'l
fella won't stop there. He's not the type to rest on his laurels.
He promises in 2003 to trip on twice as many banana peels, step on
twice as many rakes, wear sillier clothes and wigs, and make
sillier faces than ever before.
- Guys like to repeat their favorite movie quotes, use it to
do you speak Caddyshack
- If you are interested, the Arabic broadcasting network,
al-Jazeera, now has an English-language website
- Ringo. He may not be the best drummer in rock history,
but he may be the nicest
Two actors are to perform every position in the Kama Sutra in
a controversial new play inspired by the sex guide
- This is truly strange.
Rate My Gas Mask
Russian teenage lesbian singer update
What're the odds?
The Sweet 16. The 2003 NCAA Mens
Basketball Championship (Butler at 100-1!)
Closing Date: Mar 27, 2003 20:00
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.
'Caps and comments by Hankster:
I rented this little flick at my local Hollywood Video titled "Sinful Deeds". Now IMDB shows nothing at all about it, so I did some more searching and found that all its actors are apparently porn stars.
The star is called simply Syren but what a body with nice natural looking breasts, so anyway here is Syren in all in her natural glory.
'Caps and comments by Turtle:
It's collage day today.
- Alizée Jacotet. Collage of album covers, paparazzi, and screen caps of the young and beautiful 18 year-old Corsica-born singer. The caps are from a performance on M6 TV where she presented her latest hit "J'en ai marre", literally "I've had enough". The song will be released in English with the title "I am fed up!". Currently her most recent album is only available through amazon.fr. I imagine she may decide to delay her US debut a few months given the current state of affairs. For those not familiar with her, in 2002 Alizée sold over 4 million records throughout the world. She received several awards - NRJ awards, World Music Awards, M6 awards and other European awards. Her songs, including the smash-hit "Lolita", reached the top of the Italian, Spanish, German, British, Polish, Dutch and Russian charts, and often held the No. 1 slot for weeks. Both the lyrics and videoclip of "Lolita" were probably too much for mainstream US release.
- Bridgette Wilson (1,
2). The Oregon beauty in screen caps from the 2001 film "Just Visiting". Is that a push-bra or did she get a boob job? I couldn't believe the size of her assets when I was capping her.
- Jessica Alba (1,
2). A couple hi-res scans from her appearance at the VH1's "Big in 2002" awards. She is truly beautiful.
- Laura Pausini. Collage of misc caps and paparazzi of the 29 year-old Italian diva. The caps are from a recent performance in Italy's Rai Due, and an interview for Canal+ Spain.
- Samantha Mumba. Collage of misc magazine shots and TV caps including FHM UK, Star Club and GMTV Britain.
The dresses were more tame that usual and the cleavage was scarce. But still, here are some of Hollywood's hottest on the red carpet before Sunday night's Oscars.
|The French TV babe showing partial bum and robo-boob views from Max magazine.
|Topless in the "Superman" video by (dare I say it) Academy Award winner, Eminem.
||From the movie "Lust for a Vampire"
'Caps and comments by Dann:
Called a "cult classic", this 1971 film is set in Gothic England, and tells of a notorious female vampire who is reincarneted as a young debutante attending an exclusive girl's school. This isn't just any old vampire....she's bi-sexual.
It's a pretty campy film, but still interesting for lovers of vampire movies. The film quality is surprisingly good for a '71 release.
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
MADONNA MAKES RAZZIE HISTORY
"Swept" Swept - At Saturday's Razzie Awards, Roberto Benigni was named
"Worst Actor" for "Pinocchio," Britney Spears and Madonna tied for "Worst
Actress," and "Swept Away" took five Razzies, including "Worst Movie."
Madonna also won "Worst Supporting Actress" for a cameo in "Die Another
Day" which Razzies founder John Wilson said lasted only two minutes, but
for the rest of the film, you can't forget that you've been assaulted "with
the stupidity of her appearance." This brings Madonna's career total to
nine Razzies, tying Sylvester Stallone's record. Three years ago, they
were named Worst Actor and Actress of the 20th Century.
And somehow, she's getting worse.
There's still 97 years to go, but I think they may have a lock on the
21st century, too.
She may leave Stallone behind, unless he sings in another movie.
Madonna's an actress like "Bowling for Columbine" is a documentary.
When the winners of these awards beg people not to commit acts of
violence, they mean "Don't commit violence against ME!"
ZORA DUMPS "JOE MILLIONAIRE"
He's Too Busy Practicing For "Celebrity Jeopardy!" - Bad news for incurable
romantics: "Joe Millionaire" winner Zora Andrich said it's over between her
and Evan Marriott. She told US Weekly that she really liked him, but he's
too caught up in fame to spend time with her, and she'd "rather be with a
construction worker than with someone who craves the spotlight like that."
She only wanted him because he fooled her into thinking he was a poor
She could get more attention just by walking past any construction site.
It was a like a fairy tale...And they lived separately ever after.