Carrington (1995) tells the story of a platonic, but all-consuming love affair between artist Carrington (Emma Thompson), and gay writer Lytton Strachey. Throughout the course of the film, they each have many male overs, often the same men, but they are bound together. Both were members of the Bloomsbury Group, a gathering of British geniuses during WW I. The film is entirely fixated on the sexual antics of members of the group.
Thompson shows her right breasts in two scenes. IMDb readers have this at 6.5 of 10, but the critics loved it, including four stars from Ebert, and 3 1/2 from Berardinelli. It was beautifully filmed and acted. Nevertheless, I was disappointed. In knew very little about these people before the film started, and I still know little about them. It is essentially a story of sexual exploits counterbalanced by the platonic love, but certainly doesn't have enough erotic content to carry that theme for two hours. I was completely unable to see what all of the men she paraded through her bedroom saw in her. In point of fact, the eye candy only took me so far, and I couldn't wait for it to end. The proper score is C+, a very well made film that you will enjoy if it is your sort of film.
"House of Sand and Fog"
House of Sand and Fog (2003) is a wonderfully made film. It incorporates one of my favorite themes, that of cross-cultural communication, and presents real people, with all of their strengths and weaknesses. In its simplest terms, it is a battle over real estate between a divorced recovering addict, Jennifer Connelly, and an ex Colonel in the Iranian Air Force, Ben Kingsley. Connelly has her house repossessed by the county for non-payment of taxes she didn't owe. It never would have happened, had she just opened her mail, but she was wallowing in depression and self pity.
Now she wants her house back, especially as it is the only thing her father left her, and her family is due to visit. Kinglsey has been working on a road crew by day, and in a convenience store by night, pinching every penny, but giving his wife and son the semblance of prosperity they were used to in Iran. He sees a chance to pick up the foreclosed house, make a few improvements, and sell at a huge profit, finally earning his part of the American dream.
Connelly is befriended by the sheriff who helped to evict her, and eventually leaves his wife and two children for her. He becomes totally absorbed in helping her get her house back. That sets up the basic conflicts, but what made this movie so good for me was the nuances, and the amazing performances by all of the cast. Unfortunately, the movie was true to the novel it was based on, and had a three hankie ending. They successfully made both Kingsley and Connelly sympathetic characters, and the tragic ending was very unsatisfying for me.
IMDb readers have this at 7.5 of 10. It was nominated for three Oscars and a host of other awards, many of them for acting. Ebert says 4 stars, Berardinelli 3 1/2. Rotten Tomatoes scores it 76% positive, and the negative reviews really disliked it, but there is some hint that it was the ending that really turned them off. Connelly shows breasts in the bathtub, and also wears a transparent bra, shaving her armpits in the restroom of the Pacifica pier, a place I have often fished for Salmon. Although the story takes place in the San Francisco area, only second unit filming was done there, with the film mainly being shot in the LA area. If you despise tragedy, you will not enjoy this because of the ending, which is a real shame, and it is a wonderfully made film. For those who like tragedy, this will satisfy start to finish. The proper score is C+.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
The Osterman Weekend (1983):
This film was the result of a rather strange combination of
talent. The novel was written by Robert Ludlam, the subtle and
verbose master of cold war paranoia. The film was the last movie
ever directed by Sam Peckinpah, the legendary two-fisted master of
... well, many words have been applied to Peckinpah in the history
of film, but I doubt if the word "subtle" ever appeared among them.
Sam was an ornery, crochety, hard-brawlin', hard-boozin', perhaps
misogynistic old feller. At his best, he created films that are
still being copied today. Watch Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch, then
look at some recent films like Once Upon a Time in Mexico, and I
think the influences will be evident.
Going back to my earlier sentence, I guess Peckinpah was the
master of ... romanticized violence. Slow motion kills, mass
shootouts in town squares, honorable suicide missions, that sort of
thing. Here are his IMDb ratings as a director. He wrote the ones
- (8.09) - Wild
Bunch, The (1969) *
- (7.55) - Ride
the High Country (1962) *
- (7.38) - Cross
of Iron (1977)
- (7.29) - Straw
Dogs (1971) *
- (7.28) -
Getaway, The (1972)
- (7.05) - Ballad
of Cable Hogue, The (1970)
- (6.88) - Pat
Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973)
- (6.88) - Bring
Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) *
- (6.68) - Junior
- (6.42) - Major
Dundee (1965) *
- (6.33) - Deadly
Companions, The (1961)
- (5.81) - Killer
Elite, The (1975)
- (5.74) -
Osterman Weekend, The (1983)
- (5.54) - Convoy
- (4.61) - Jinxed!
I can't really say that I've ever liked Peckinpah's films at a
level commensurate with his reputation, but I suppose some of that
had to do with the studio tampering with his work. Some people argue
that Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid was a great movie when Sam
finished with it. I don't have any way to confirm that. I know it's
really a king-hell piece of dog flop in its theatrical format, but
those in the know say that the studio butchered it. Straw Dogs? OK,
but overrated. Getaway? Nothing special, despite the presence of
When I look at that list above, I think that Peckinpah's entire
reputation as a top-notch filmmaker rests on The Wild Bunch, which
is a very cool film that was 25 years ahead of its time, but is not
really a great masterpiece because it lacks ... well, we're back to
my original point ... it lacks subtlety.
Peckinpah was also the head writer on The Wild Bunch, Ride the
Wild Country, Straw Dogs, and Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia,
and there is just no doubt in my mind that the real Peckinpah
characteristics, the qualities that made him special, are really
only seen in those movies which he both wrote and directed.
Peckinpah did not write The Osterman Weekend, and it really
wasn't even his kind of project.
I'm not sure Ludlam's complicated novels are anyone's kind of
Although Ludlam's books were fun to read back in those paranoid
times, the only successful book-to-screen translation has been The
Bourne Identity, and that was made years after the emotional context
of the novels had disappeared from the world, and that script was
significantly changed from the book, to a point where it was almost
at "based on characters created by ..." status. So even Ludlam's
best books have defied adaptation, The Osterman Weekend wasn't
considered one of Ludlam's best books. and those that have read it
say this movie has virtually nothing to do with it.
The basic summary is as follows:
A CIA agent convinces a talk show host that three of his best
friends are traitors, and enlists his aid in trapping or turning
them. The four men are scheduled to have an annual get-together
during the upcoming weekend, so the CIA installs bugs, cameras, and
security devices throughout the TV host's house, in preparation for
a weekend of extreme psychological warfare. Telling you anything
more than that would be a spoiler, because the plot veers of into
some unexpected directions, not much is as it seems, and many
characters have additional secrets to reveal.
Suffice it to say that when the film is over and all the curtains
have been drawn back, you will find that the entire premise makes no
freakin' sense at all. If the CIA agent really wanted the talk show
host to do what he eventually forced him to do, he could have simply
told the guy the truth and asked him to do it. The talk show guy
would have acceded readily. That was the kind of thing Mr Talk Show
did routinely and willingly as part of his job. There was no need to
employ any deception, and there was no need to kill a bunch of
innocent people. Furthermore, there are some scenes that are not
only illogical in the context of the story, but also totally lacking
in credibility in the moment. You'll either be laughing or tearing
your hair out at the sheer stupidity of the characters' action. At
one point, for example, a man kidnaps the talk show host's wife and
son. When the secrets of the film have been revealed, you will have
no idea who that kidnapper was or what he wanted. More to the point
however, the end of that scene involved Mr Kidnapper firing a gun at
Mr Talk Show as the latter ran toward the car which included his
wife and kids. So what did the talk show guy do to avoid being
killed? He used the highly tricky strategy of running straight
toward the car in an open field. He didn't zig-zag from side
to side. He didn't have his own weapon. He didn't run from covered
area to covered area. He just lumbered toward the guy with the gun.
And the least credible part of the strategy is that it worked!
As you can see from the paragraph above, Peckinpah had no
interest in international intrigue or logic. He simply turned the
film into his own rambling speculations about the connections
between the abuse of authority, the electronic media, and violence.
Given that you are willing to accept that interpretation, the film
is a fairly good if somewhat confusing watch, with nudity from four
Although the film is mediocre, the DVD is exceptionally
interesting. In addition to the movie itself (with optional
commentary by four Peckinpah scholars), the two disks include
Peckinpah's rough first cut of the film, which has never been seen
before, as well as a recent 78 minute documentary which looks back
on the film and on Sam Peckinpah through the eyes of the cast and
crew. There is also a gallery of "backstage" stills taken on the
TV Guide 2/5, BBC 3/5, Rotten Tomatoes 60% (but based on only
five reviews), IMDb 5.7/10. Our grade: C.
- Meg Foster
- Helen Shaver (1,
- Helen Shaver deleted scene
- Merete Van Camp (1,
- Cassie Yates (1,
Nudity previews for 2004:
Mr Skin's nudity report from the SXSW film festival
- Code 46 - Samantha Morton, shaved crotch.
- DiG! - Zia McCabe, topless.
- Falling Angels - Kristin Adams - breasts
- I Love Your Work - Franka Potente, breasts, more than
one scene, very long duration, (Here's one to look forward to.)
- Knots - Paulina Porizkova and Annabeth Gish get caught
in bed together. We see a brief glimpse of Annabeth's ass and a
good shot of Paulina's right breast.
- Male Fantasy - Kim Cote, breasts
- The Naked Feminist - Old porn star Annie Sprinkle is seen
topless during a breast painting performance art piece. Porn stars
are seen in various stages of undress throughout the film, too
many to list.
- Stander - Deborah Kara Unger runs across a beach, briefly
exposing her buns as her shirt flies up.
- Straight into Darkness - 57-year-old Linda Thorson shows her
breasts, complete with a nasty scar
- $5.15 an hour - three minutes in, Keri Safran shows a nice set
of puffy nipples while having sex with William Lee Scott.
Have you seen the Hummer H2 TV commercial where this babe is
"driving" her hummer on the deck of a cruise ship? Regis Filbin,
unfortunately, stickes his head in her window and asks if she'd
like a drink. She has one line : "I LOVE off-roading!" She is
absolutely the hottest thing I've seen lately (and I see a lot!).
But, WHO IS SHE??? Are there any GOOD photographs of her?
Scoop's reply: I don't know anything about
this. Can any of you HELP!
Harvard study shows that music sharing doesn't kill CD sales, and
may even have a positive effect.
Bushisms archived and analyzed. Here's one I had not seen
before: ""I was proud the other day when both Republicans and
Democrats stood with me in the Rose Garden to announce their
support for a clear statement of purpose (to Saddam): you disarm,
or we will."
Google Publishes Print Edition in 37,000 volumes.
Studios already jostling for the next Oscars.
Reason to Run? Nader Argues He Has Plenty. Nader contends that
he is neither an egomaniac nor a nut, but simply a douchebag.
FreakingNews.com Photoshop Contest: "Show the reasons why Tom
Cruise and Penelope Cruz split, OR show HOW they split, OR show
what romanic encounters await them in the future
Michael Jackson named most foolish American of 2004! The
strongest contender was his own sister, Janet. Other top
finishers: (3) Martha Stewart (4) The Mouseketeer
A tribute to Krang, the evil mastermind enemy of the Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The news networks have lost nearly half of their audience from a
year ago, according to NIELSEN! In 24-Hour Time Period for the
first quarter of 2004, FOX NEWS CHANNEL averaged 824,000 viewers,
down 36% vs. a year ago, which saw heightened viewership due to
the Iraqi War. CNN plummeted 52%, averaging 458,000 viewers, while
MSNBC dropped 49% averaging 234,000 viewers. "
Allen Iverson to miss rest of season, Sixers playoff hopes
- TRIVIA: who said these words.
"Last season was the toughest of my career... I was overcome with
a sense of depression. There were days I didn't want to go to the
ballpark." Pat Burrell? Paul Konerko? One of the Texas Rangers
pitchers? A Detroit Tiger? WRONG. Check it out.
Man Burned After Firing Rocket Inside Car. Here's a tip for
you youngsters: when firing a rocket from your car, be sure to
open the windows first. "The firework ricocheted inside his car
and dived between his legs, bursting in a display that burned hair
and skin from his feet to his groin." I guess he really had a
pocket rocket, eh? Now THAT would be a Fourth of July show worth
Kucinich finmished second in Alaska. This is only the second
time he has finished as high a ssecond, none of them in the
contiguous 48, despite the fact that there are only two
candidates. The crowd goes insane. "Dennis! Dennis!"
Flight attendants accuse Ric Flair of sexual harassment:
Trump's failing finances: "I'm fired"
- Get out your tinfoil hats to
Polar Shift. Mark these dates on your calendar. Feb 6, 2012,
2014, 2019. One of them is the end of days, but we don't know
Holy ____ - phrases by Robin on teh Batman TV show. Amazingly,
Robin never looked at a statue of Julius Caesar and said "Holy
Roman Emperor, Batman"
The Color Test. Interesting challenge.
Spring Break - 'Drunk and naked' in Cancun
Psychic tip prompts bomb search on plane
- First clip from
Sideways, the new film from Alexander Payne (About Schmidt,
Black XXX-Mas, the updated version of Little Red Riding Hood.
Complete 10 minute film. Cynical, violent, includes full frontal
nudity. Quite good.
Google Web Alerts. Google Web Alerts are sent by email when
there is new information on the web matching the search you
The University of Missouri just built a new facility called Paige
Sports Arena. They forgot to register the domain name. Oops!
The Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency
Aniston to star in remake of Gambit.
'Family Guy' Rises from the Dead
Dialect Survey Results, presented graphically. Fascinating
Britney's dive into sleaze in her live show. "She once kissed
Madonna on stage and drunkenly married a childhood friend for 55
hours, but Britney Spears's new live show is her most shocking
performance yet." The 22-year-old does the whole Madonna thing,
wears pink underwear with stockings and suspenders, cavorts with a
male dancer, and writhes suggestively on a bed.
- Because you have nothing better
Britney ordered me to strip then used me for sex.
The girl-on-girl Kama Sutra game
I'm pretty sure you won't see this naughty commercial aired in the
MAXIM HOMETOWN HOTTIES
- The title line says it all:
Is President Bush a Homo?
Mayor Blomberg makes up silly non-facts to justify smoking ban.
You have to love the report. His commission claims that restaurant
and bar business is up 8.7% in 2003 over 2002, thus the ban is
good for business. A couple of things wrong with that (1) bars,
clubs, and restaurants are three separate businesses, and you
can't lump them together into a monolithic industry and say "the
industry" is healthy. Lindy's cheesecake sales have nothing to do
with the tavern industry. (2) of course business is up over 2002.
The entire economy of NYC was devastated in 2002. Is the ban
really having a major impact? Impossible to say without (1) a
longer timeline of data (2) data separated into much more specific
categories, and (3) a comparative look at the rebound of NYC
commerce in general. (If your industry is up 8%, that could be
brilliant if the city around you is down 63%, or it could be
dismal if the city is up 612%.)
THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE: complete protection from the living
The Brief Safe Nobody will ever touch your valuables in a
hotel room again.
BUSH QUITS DAY JOB to devote himself full-time to stand-up comedy.
George W. Bush shocked the world yesterday by resigning the
Presidency to concentrate his energies on his fledgling career as
a stand-up comedian.
How do you think Dubya got Condi Rice? "Wanna buy a zombie?
You can pick up some great deals on the undead from the Haitian
government, which is trying to unload thousands of the walking
corpses -- at less per head than you'd pay for a decent TV.
'Imagine having your very own slave who will mindlessly obey you,
no matter what you order him or her to do,' says a government
Weekly World News says Bat Boy will be knighted: "Queen
Elizabeth is reportedly set to knight Bat Boy after the intrepid
freak of nature saved a British army patrol in Iraq!"
Mussina, Yankees clobbered by lowly Devil Rays in season opener
Pictures and naughty lyrics from Janet Jackson's new album.
Drew Barrymore's shower scene,
pre-breast-reduction, in Doppleganger
- A headline for people who really
love capital letters.
Female Basketball Phemon Dunks Her Way into History. Candace
Parker Becomes The First Woman Ever To Win Slam Dunk Competition
During The POWERade Jam Fest
Rice to testify in public under oath after all : "Bowing to
pressure, the White House will allow National Security Adviser
Condoleezza Rice to testify in public under oath before the
commission investigating the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks."
Miss Nude Contestant Stripped of Court Victory
'Mr. Jefferson would be proud': Charlottesville is No. 1:
"Charlottesville, Va., where Thomas Jefferson founded and designed
the University of Virginia, is the best place to live in the USA,
according to a book out today."
Urban Legends Reference Pages: True or False: "Senator John
Kerry's wife owns Heinz, a company that outsources much of its
work abroad" Not only false, of course, but ridiculous. (1)
She has about 4% of Heinz's stock (2) Heinz doesn't outsource
American work to overseas factories. It simply produces products
locally in various countries for sale in those countries, ala
Coca-Cola. 60% of the company's sales come from outside the USA,
and it is in the food business, so it produces close to the market
- I've noticed that "outsourcing" has been widely
misunderstood by the press and politicians. Coca-Cola produces
Coke in Africa and ships it with African trucks driven by
Africans, but those jobs could not possibly go to Americans.
- Basic economics only allows the flow of products to go in
one direction. Even if Coke wanted to produce every drop of its
soft drinks in Atlanta, the cost of doing so, then shipping it
overseas, would drive the price of the product up so high that
it could not be sold in Africa. The only way to sell there is to
produce there. The last time I was in Zimbabwe, in 1996, the
price of a bottle of Coke was about ten cents in convenience
stores. The same bottle would cost five times that in the USA,
ten times that in Scandinavia.
JoBlo says, "Keanu likes Dick". Philip K Dick, that is.
The Filthy Critic calls Jersey Girl the Citizen Kane of movies
where Ben Affleck has a robot vagina, even though he hasn't
seen it, and it doesn't actually have that. "Jersey Girl is the
latest Kevin Smith movie, one I have no interest in seeing for two
reasons: first Kevin Smith is a smug, self-satisfied bastard who
couldn't direct his ass onto a toilet. He used to have a cultish
fanbase of zealous white males in their early 20s who aren't
nearly as smart or clever as they think they are. I would guess
those jackasses have grown up and traded their misguided
fanaticism in for high-interest loans on SUVs. If not, a treacly
turd like Jersey Girl will send them packing."
- Perhaps you think you're just
not irritating enough. There is a solution, even if you don't own
any bagpipes. You can
learn to yodel
The Rap Dictionary
Overloaders.net - lots of free pictures of
A month full of sexy women
- Five new clips from
Hellboy (opens Friday)
Jay Leno signs contract extension to the End of Days, as
foretold in the Book of Revelations.
Demonstrators Swarm Around Rove's Home.
Jason Patric messes with Texas, and does a little time in the
Austin city jail.
- Four free short videos from
Playboy Big Breast Babes!
- Victoria Fuller was the Playmate
of the Month in January, 1996. Here is a free, nude
Playmate gallery, courtesy of PlayboyPlus.com!
- A trailer and eight clips from
the new Disney animated film,
Home on the Range
- Eight new clips from the teen
The Prince & Me
- Eight clips from The Rock's new
- Here is the first trailer for
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. "A small local gym is
threatened with extinction by a gleaming sports and fitness palace
unless a group of social rejects can rise to victory in the
ultimate dodgeball competition." Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Rip
Torn, Stephen Root (Milton from Office Space), Gary Cole (Lumbergh!),
Jason Bateman. Lumbergh plays the dodgeball TV announcer. Rip Torn
looks hilarious in a small role as the Mr Miyagi of dodgeball.
Pamela Anderson's public workouts stop traffic. Pam actually
looks quite nice when she loses the make-up that ordinarily makes
her look like a streetwalking raccoon.
Extremely detailed report on Havoc, the movie with Anne Hathaway
and Bijou Phillips naked. (Includes complete spoilers.)
America and England shared a great common loss today, as the
brilliant broadcaster Alistair Cooke died at 95
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.
.avi's from Shiloh.
.wmv files made by Scoop from Shiloh's .avi's.
The Anniversary Party
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.
'Caps and comments by Brainscan:
When years ago I rented Attack of the Killer Tomatoes,
I thought it a fail-safe decision. Sure, I'd heard
the movie was bad but it was also parody, and I
thought how bad can it be? That's when I learned that
even parody, the easiest form comedy, could be
Which brings me to Back Lot Murders (2001). This the
latest in a string of horror movies I've looked at in
which the lack of talent in writing, directing and
acting have been glossed over with a patina of parody.
The effect would be the same if you used first-class
makeup and hair design on Rosie O'Donnell. What you
start with matters... ugly cannot be hidden.
The story behind Back Lot is that of a no-talent band
filming a music video on the movie lot where Psycho
and Jaws and a whole bunch of other classy movies were
filmed. I could see the producer's thought-processes
here. It's the same thing that goes on when Duke or
Baylor or Stanford brings a 300-lb lineman with a
30-lb IQ onto campus. Maybe, just maybe by hanging
around the place the lummox might learn something.
Never happens, does it?
Everyone in this movie dies and the killer is the
smallest person on the lot. That would be okay if
said person used high-caliber rifles or RPG launchers
to get the job done. But when said person strangles
people, including a couple o' really big guys... well
that don't make no sense.
Very little about this movie is funny or good. So the
answer to elevate the IMDb score from its current 3.5
to a respectable 6.0 was found in Brainscan's first
rule: hire Hefmates and Pets and B-movie babes and
mega-sexy starlet-wannabees. Actually that's rule
1.0, which the film-makers followed. Rule 1.1, which
completes the first rule is GET THEM NEKKID. That,
the producers did not follow, at least not often
One former Hefmate, Angela Little (Miss August 1998)
does get her top off. But another, Carrie Stevens
(Miss June 1997)does not. That's a crime, too,
because Ms. Stevens is the Michael Jordan of hooters,
with natural gifts that come along once a generation.
So to see her do only pokies is like watching Mr.
Jordan swing at a Double-A slider in the dirt.
One former Pet is also in the movie, but its a
40-something Priscilla Barnes and all you get from her
is pokies, too.
A few other babes also give up some goodies. Veteran
Nancy O'Brien shows off her newly installed
robo-hooters. First-timer Madeline Lindley shows off
her own large, after-market add-ons and an unknown
babe gives good tush.
Then there was Heather Tindell and Jaime Anstead (by
the way, just when did folks stop spelling it Jamie
and start spelling it Jaime?).
Miss Heather is something of a fitness model who
apparently had not given up vital goodies before and
apparently did not intend to do so in this movie.
Problem is the screenplay called for her to be
strangled with her own bra... which she was wearing.
No worries because bra removal was all done quickly
and after a quick cut a white tube top magically
appears around her chest (see the bottom right of her
second collage). But thanks to the digital
revolution, seven frames with some nipplage could be
grabbed and they are all brought to you, fine readers
of the Funhouse.
No such luck Jaime. Drat the luck, too, because this
woman is one fine babe. You see her mega-cleavage
throughout the movie, but I'd have swapped if for a
half-dozen frames of real toplessness.
- Heather Tindell
- Jaime Anstead
So how wretched is this movie? Well, you ever see The
Navy Versus the Night Monsters? That movie just comes
to a hault without the aid or contribution of any of
the film's principal characters. Seems the producers
just ran out of money so they tacked on some cheap
shit to bring it to a close. Same thing here. Damn
thing just stops. Maybe it was meant to set up Back
Lot Murders 2: The Hits Just Keep on Coming or some
such idiocy. but it just comes to a screaching halt
with a lame vow of revenge. Lame is the right word.
For the vow. For the movie.
|The return of the Snapper
'Caps and comments by Snapper:
Iím finally back from a year defending truth, justice and democracy from Saddam Hussein and his evil goblins. Iíve shaken the sand out of my boots and got the scanner fired up to catch up with Ďartisticí celebrity nudityÖ all in a dayís work for the soldiers of the Queen.
I thought you might like these: Peggy Buchse is a German long-distance swimmer; Anni Friesinger is a speed skater; and Franziska Knuppe is a model who looks great with her boobs out.
'Caps and comments by Dann:
"The Magdalene Sisters"
In the 50's and 60's in Ireland, young women who were considered "fallen women" in the eyes of the Catholic Church were sent to church-run asylums to be "cured". The cure consisted of manual hard labor such as doing laundry for which the church got paid, and being constantly degraded and physically and mentally abused by the nuns who ran the asylums. This excellent 2002 film set in 1964 tells of one such place, and highlights four of the women.
One girl is sent after becoming pregnant out of wedlock, another after being raped by a cousin, the third because she is too flirtatious, and the fourth because she is mentally handicapped and got pregnant. Once there, their lives become a living hell.
This movie is completely fact-based, and while some may view it as anti-Catholic, these things did happen. The DVD producers included a documentary made at the time which features interviews with women who were in these institutions. This is an excellent although unpleasant movie which will certainly get your attention.
Some assorted goodies from Flautista, beginning with the Meg Ryan movie, "In the Cut".
Next up, from the amazingly lame movie, "Boat Trip" (Scoop's review is a must read).
- Roselyn Sanchez, the gorgeous Latina actress wearing several skimpy outfits, shows some see-thru nipple views and giving a banana one helluva a bj (the best scene in the movie!).
- Victoria Silvstedt shows some cleavage and is seen wearing a bikini and some undies.
- Vivica A. Fox, also showing some cleavage.
|Paris baring all and giving a first rate BJ in a few 'caps from the full length version of her all too famous sex tape. 'Caps by PK Orion.
||Coming in at a surprisingly low #77 on the FHM 100 Sexiest list....but at least they managed to get her in a see-thru top for the photo-shoot.
|Vejiita 'caps from the movie "Dark Tides" (1998). Kendall is topless in a love scene, Turco shows a brief side breast view (with nipple) plus some serious pokies
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
SEX MAKES YOU SMARTER
A Typical German Romantic - According to Werner Habermehl of Germany's
Hamburg Medical Research Institute, having lots of sex makes you smarter.
He said that sex increases adrenaline and cortisol hormones that stimulate
the brain, and that endorphins and serotonin produced during orgasm
strengthen self-confidence, so sex promotes both mental well-being and
I can refute this theory in three words: "Anna Nicole Smith."
Imagine how smart geeks would be if they ever got laid!
So why don't more hookers have Ph.D's?
He uses this line on every attractive fraulein...So far, no luck.
His goal is to become "Warner Habermehl: Super Genius!"
AMERICANS WANT MONEY MORE THAN SEX
No Sex If You're Unemployed - In a poll commissioned by Robert Kiyosaki,
author of the "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" financial guidebooks, two-thirds of
Americans said they would rather have more money than more sex. 40 percent
also said they would run out of money if they were unemployed for a year.
Kiyosaki said it shows that Americans need to save more and quit spending,
instead of their current attitude of "eat, drink and be merry."
Most Americans eat and drink so much, nobody wants to have sex with
Maybe if they had more sex, they'd be smarter with money.
They just know that first, you get more money, THEN you have more sex.
J-LO REHABS HER IMAGE
She Thinks We're Blockheads - The New York Post reports that Jennifer Lopez
is trying to get her career back on track by building a kinder,
less-diva-like image and showing she's still "Jenny from the block." Her
huge entourage has been cut, her hairdresser was told to quit throwing
tantrums to get limos and planes, she'll no longer demand white dressing
rooms full of flowers, and she'll do her first sitcom cameo on "Will &
Grace" and may appear on Nickelodeon's "Kids' Choice Awards." She may even
let herself be "slimed" with green goo.
She already did, when the reviews for "Gigli" came in.
That's the one thing I'd like to see her and Ben Affleck do together.
She may even agree to fall on her butt...It couldn't possibly hurt.
She wants to appear as a normal person with a sense of humor... It's the
greatest acting challenge she's ever faced.
COURTNEY'S BOOB SUCKER CASHES IN
Suckling The Sour Teat Of Fame - New Yorker Kofi Asare ran into Courtney
Love late one night at a Manhattan Wendy's and asked for a photo of him
sucking her breast. Naturally, she agreed and lifted her blouse. The
photo made the papers, and now, the New York Post's Page Six reports that
Asare is trying to make a career out of it. He says he's working on a rap
mixtape to be called either "Milk Money" or "All I Wanted Was Some Chicken
Nuggets." Pressed about his publicity mongering, he said, "I guess that's
the best thing about sucking a breast. Both people get something out of
it. It's a good exchange."
And I thought the best thing about sucking a breast was the publicity.
Hundreds of guys have photos of themselves sucking Courtney Love's
breast, but he's the only one who's exploited it.
He asks that of every women who comes into that Wendy's, and she's the
only one who didn't have him arrested.