I’ve been a member for a long time, since about
1998, I think. Thanks very much for running such a great site!
Finally, I’ve tried to capture a couple of stills to try to make a
contribution. Please forgive the low resolution, but it was my
first attempt at this. I used a Toshiba notebook to record a little
of the video, then used some software called “VideoReDo” to capture
a couple of frames. I’d appreciate any advice on how to do better
These 2 jpgs are of Jenna
Elfman from Courting Alex, in what was probably the last
episode that will be aired. They advertised one more, but then they
pre-empted it with something else. Anyway, I believe there is some
see-through action in these 2 images.
Cheers - JT
From Scoop to JT: Many thanks. In response to
your question, Tuna and I, and a lot of other imagers who capture
stills, work directly from the source video with PowerDVD, which can
play vids in just about any kind of common format except RealMedia and
QuickTime, and can capture images and save them to your hard disk with
one touch. It always works best if you capture images uncompressed, in
.bmp format, then do your editing and resizing (and make collages and
add text, if you want to get fancy) with the uncompressed images, then
convert to .jpg only after all your editing is completed.
To tell you the truth, I doubt whether we would have done
much better than you did, given that you captured the stills from a
video which was already a capture of another source. They look pretty
Three zipped .avi's of Sharon
Stone in Basic Instinct 2. Some unintentionally comical acting
and music - kind of a hyper-melodrama, as if Zalman King decided to
remake a Hitchcock film with a lot more sex and cheese. (1,
quality is not bad at all, although not as good as a screener.
Tania Saulnier in
.avi) Cam quality.
Sophie Seferiades in
Emmanuelle Beart in
Manon of the Spring is 39 or 40 here, but still looks like a hot young
bimbo. (Zipped .mpg)
Here are some sample caps of Seferiades and Beart, if you want to
see what you're getting into.
Great moments in unintentional comedy ...
"Should Brett Favre retire or play another year?"
Results by State!
SPICOLI HAS AN ANN COULTER TORTURE DOLL
EW's Owen Gleiberman: Why sex in cinema is dying
Steve Garvey - deadbeat?
Lefty wins second Masters
Weekend Box Office Results, April 7-9, 2006
- The performance of Benchwarmers was the biggest surprise of the week.
Despite harsh reviews, it opened with more than twenty million, and took in
more than Take the Lead and Lucky Number Slevin combined! (I suppose there is
only a faint correlation between reviews and the success of a Schneider/Slade movie
in general, but in this case there were no advance reviews. I wonder if
anyone has even done a scholarly study of the relationship between reviews and
box office performance in general.)
- Thank You For Smoking did extraordinarily well, making the top ten despite
being in a mere 300 theaters. It beat out five films which were in 1400
theaters or more!
Mel Brooks thinks it is almost time for Frankenstein to sing and dance on
Find out how you will die. In print this could be 100% accurate. Predicts
that you will be poisoned. Poisons you.
NASA: 2005 in Images
heals you in your home by traveling through time
"CHENEY AUTHORIZED BUSH TO AUTHORIZE CHENEY TO AUTHORIZE LEAK" ... Leak Plot
Thickens as New Documents Emerge
Dave Chappelle's hilarious mock kiddie show, Knee High Park, complete and
This Week in Unnecessary Censorship ... featuring Mean Gene Okerlund!
"Darkness and Despair Spread as CBS Doors Open for Katie Couric, Mistress of
Astropic o' the Day: Molecular Cloud Barnard 68
Hef turns 40 again
Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format.
Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.
Antartida is a romance set inside of a gangster drug scene. Ariadna Gil
plays an addict and former rock star who lost interest in life when her
boyfriend overdosed. Carlos Fuentes, in his first film, also plays an addict.
He has noticed unusual activity centered on a woman's bathroom and a gangster,
suspects that drugs are stored there, and convinces Gil to look for them.
Instead of the three or four grams they were expecting, she finds nine kilos
of pure heroin. The two take off together as partners in what should be the
biggest mistake of their lives, since both the Mafia and the corrupt police
are immediately on their trail, but although the gangsters in this story are
ruthless, they are not very smart, and don't get along well together, a fact
that works to our couple's advantage. Since the two fugitives have more heroin
than they can possibly use in a lifetime, they decide to sell a kilo, then
split the money and the remaining dope.
Somewhere along the way, the perennial optimist Fuentes decides Gil is the
one for him, and she is eventually persuaded. The film started out grainy and
oversaturated, and became progressively more "normal" as the Gil/Fuentes
Antartida won the Goya (Spanish Academy Award) for cinematography, and was
nominated for Best Actress, Best New Actor, and Best New Director. It is in
Spanish with mediocre subtitles, but they are good enough to follow the story
and, all in all, I do not regret the time spent watching this. Gil has a
difficult role here, and performed well. Fuentes, in his first film, shows
This is a C.
IMDb readers say 7.1, but only based on 62 votes.
Ariadna Gil does full frontal and rear nudity,
although one scene was dark, and the other nearly black.
(Film clips. Zipped. avis)
Here is Michelle Bauer
in Assault of the Party Nerds 2: Heavy Petting Detective. Has to be one of
only a handful of parody movies that pokes fun of not one but two other movies
in its title. Michelle plays a coed...at the age of 29. (1,
More Bauer tomorrow