"As Young As You Feel"

As Young As You Feel (1951) is a departure from the battle of the sexes romantic comedy, and has two themes. The first is the issue of mandatory retirement, and the second is the relative importance of career vs love life. Monty Wooley is given a mandatory retirement notice as he is 65. He notices that the policy quoted in the notice is from some corporation he has never heard of. After much research, he discovers first, that they are, indeed, the parent company, and second, that nobody in his printing company knows who the corporate president is. He sends a letter to his company head as the corporate president, announcing that he will arrive for a plant tour. He reverses the mandatory retirement policy, and thinks he has pulled everything off, when he discovers that they have scheduled him to speak to the chamber of commerce. He delivers a rousing speech, which gets nationwide press coverage. The parent company is in a real bind, as their stock goes sharply up, the unions get more cooperative, etc.

Meanwhile. Wooley lives with his son, daughter, and grand daughter. His would-be son-in-law works for the same company, and is holding off on marriage until he gets a promotion and can support them properly. Marilyn plays the printing company presidents secretary. We see her showing a hint of cleavage in three different dresses. It is interesting to watch the sexist way her boss treats her, but this is still not a major role for her.

As is always the case in films of this era, there is a happy ending for all. IMDb readers have this at 6.2, possibly because the themes are still relevant, and also the iconoclasts among us enjoy grandpa beating the corporate machine. Your enjoyment of this film will have a lot to do with wether or not you enjoy Monty Wooley's acting style. Frankly, however, I didn't enjoy this one as much as the romantic comedies. C.

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  • Marilyn Monroe (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17)

    "Love Nest"

    Love Nest (1951) is another chapter from the Ozzie and Harriett version of the battle of the sexes. Again, this is the point in Marilyn has speaking parts and credits, but is not yet a star. A GI returns from WW II to find that his wife has used their life savings to purchase an apartment building. Her ideas was that it would not only give them a place to live, but also enough income that he could stay home and write. The film is about their effort to make a go of the run down apartment, and about their tenants. Marilyn is one of his old Army buddies, and his wife, June Haver, isn't amused when she sees that Bobby is a stunning blonde. The main sub-plot involves an older gentleman, who, it turns out, has made a career of seducing older women, then taking them for a large sum of money. Haver doesn't trust him after seeing him at dinner with another woman, and wants to meddle in his affair with her favorite tenant. Marilyn is seen in a bathing suite sunbathing, a slip, and a towel. This, like many films of the era, is light and brisk, with a tight script, decent dialogue, interesting characters, and o big surprises. IMDB readers have it at 5.0 of 10. I enjoyed this bit of nostalgia. C.

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    "We're Not Married"

    We're Not Married (1952) is a five parallel story film. First, the set up. A new justice of the peace jumps the gun on his appointment and performs 5 marriages before he has the authority to do so. Several years later, the mistake is discovered, and they notify the five couples by letter that they are not legally married.

    Ginger Rogers and Fred Allen have a popular Mr. and Mrs. radio show, but do not get along, and don't even speak of the air. Marilyn Monroe competes in beauty pageants, while husband David Wayne takes care of their baby and plays house husband. The fact that they are not married makes her inedible for the Mrs. America pageant, which she already one the state title for, but makes her eligible for the Miss America pageant, which is much more lucrative. Eve Arden and husband Paul Douglas are settled into a rather boring routine, but he fantasizes about his carefree bachelor days when he gets the news. Zsa Zsa Gabor want to divorce rich husband Louis Calhern and take advantage of the community property laws. Mitzi Gaynor is expecting her first child, and husband Eddie Bracken is being shipped off for overseas duty. He is desperate to remarry her before the boat leaves, so his baby won't be illegitimate.

    Remember when I said these films had a happy ending for everyone? This was no exception. I, of course, included images of Marily in two bathing suits, and a dress. I also included Zsa Zsa in a nightgown and a dress, as I have never seen a young, attractive Zsa Zsa before. Marilyn had top billing this time along with Eve Arden, Mitzi Gaynor and Ginger Rogers. Zsa Zsa was in the also starring category. Clearly, Marilyn is now a rising star. For thos enot familiar with these actresses, this is an incredibly star -studded cast. Unfortunately, I saw little humor, and it was my least favorite of the four Marilyn films this week. IMDb readers have this at 6.1 of 10. I will give it a C.

    In each of these early Marilyn films, her star quality was very much in evidence. When she is on camera, she is the focus of your attention, and she exudes a sense of sexiness and helplessness that is irresistible. It wasn't until later that she began to seriously study acting, but, even without great acting skills, she was amazing.

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  • Marilyn Monroe (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)


    That is actually Theresa Russell's body in the Wild Things caps. No body doubles were used for that scene. Both Russell and McNaughton have discussed the filming of the scene and the subsequent controversy over whether to cut it. (It is a classic example of a totally gratuitous sex scene. It really serves no purpose in the plot, and if cut would have affected nothing at all.)


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    Here 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.


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    .wmv files made by Scoop from Shiloh's .avi's.


    La Belle Noiseuse:

    • Emmanuelle Beart in La Belle Noiseuse. (.avi, .wmv)

    • Emmanuelle Beart in La Belle Noiseuse. (.avi, .wmv) Don't be alarmed because nothing seems to move. Your computer is not broken. That's what this movie is about. Seinfeld was just kidding himself by thinking HIS show was about nothing. If nothing else, it was about people moving about. If you want to see absolutely nothing - here is the movie for you. There is more movement in Ken Burns's Civil War, because at least he panned or zoomed the camera in and out of still photographs. In this movie there is no movement by the camera or the model. You see, that's the point. She's a model. She has to stay still. Did I mention that this movie is fours hours long? That's the bad news. The good news is that there must be two hours of footage which consist Beart sitting around naked! Of course, it all seems pretty similar after the first five minutes. You see, that's also the point. Ongoing, unremitting nudity ceases to be erotic. Or something. Who knows?

    • Emmanuelle Beart in La Belle Noiseuse. (.avi, .wmv) Same as the one above. Don't worry when nothing moves. It will eventually.

    • One more of Emmanuelle Beart in La Belle Noiseuse. (.avi, .wmv)



    • We have run the bathing scene from The Secretary, with Maggie Gyllenhaal. Here are some other scenes. Not much nudity, but very hot stuff well worth looking at.  (.avi, .wmv)

    • Virginia Madsen's shower scene in Creator. It's a Peter O'Toole movie. As Tuna has pointed out, that sentence is a complete review, because O'Toole is pretty much his own self-contained genre.  (.avi, .wmv)



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    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.

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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.

    'Caps and comments by Brainscan:

    A few more paparazzi thingies...

    • Lauring Harring, former Miss America, first Latina Miss America, formerly Laura Herring until she got tired of the "smells like fish" jokes... or so I assume... dressed in a crepe paper dress, cut down to her umbilicus. Let this be the fashion standard for the next four or five years. (1, 2, 3)

    • Nicole Ritchie in two outfits. Does there seem to be something peaking out of #1? Probably my imagination. (1, 2)

    Roselyn Sanchez
    (1, 2)

    The "Boat Trip" star giving us some great face shots and showing off her excellent abs in scenes from "Larceny" (2004).

    Marika Dominczyk The hot brunette showing a bunch of cleavage on a recent episode of the WB show "The Help".

    Kelly Ripa The way-too-perky talk show host and actress wearing a couple of skin tight outfits on her sit-com "Hope and Faith".

    Jordan Ladd
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

    Can there ever be enough of this girl topless? I kinda think the answer is no on that one. Here are a few more 'caps from "Club Dread". #7 features a great rear bikini view, #8 is collage of topless images and 1-6 are single frame topless 'caps. Look for in on DVD May 25th.

    Elena Lyons One more from "Club Dread". The former "USA High" co-star also has a topless scene.

    Lisa Marie
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

    Excellent paparazzi pics of the model/actress/Tim Burton's ex. Here she is fully frontally and dorsally nude at the beach. The only downside...she's with a nekkid Jeff Goldblum. Links 1, 3 and 4 are Goldblum free.

    Linda Cardellini
    (1, 2)

    Scooby-Doo's Velma looking pretty darn good and showing a little cleavage on Carson Daly.

    Jenny McCarthy
    Pamela Anderson

    Twitchy 'caps of the two busty blondes both showing some cleavage in scenes from "Scary Movie 3". Look for it on DVD May 11.

    Amber Smith
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

    Another round of Amber 'caps by Señor Skin. Today's batch features Amber topless, showing some rear nudity (link #4) and making out with both a guy and a girl in scenes from "Crime Scene" aka "Reasonable Doubt" (2001).

    Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
    Pat's comments in yellow...

    Caffeine And Hard Drugs - Duke University is abolishing 8 a.m. classes and trying to find ways to help freshmen understand the importance of sleep. Officials say the average college student gets only six to seven hours a night, and survives on caffeine and adrenaline. Many departments say nobody was signing up for 8 a.m. classes anyway, and they were jamming the classes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. But they say students will still be grumbling when reality sets in, and they discover classes will now start at 8:30.

  • And they'll just stay up 30 minutes later.
  • Doesn't matter: they don't show up until 10 anyway.
  • Imagine how they'll grumble after they graduate, reality REALLY sets in, and they discover they have to get up for work at 7.
  • The sleepiness is bad enough, but couple it with the hangovers...
  • So now the story will go..."In my day, we had to walk to and from school...up hill, both ways...in the snow...before noon!

    President Dodges Bullet! - U.S. News reports that the Bush-Cheney campaign made one brilliant hiring decision: they did not hire "The Apprentice" villainess Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth. Before Omarosa became famous as a lying, scheming, self-centered diva on TV, she was a real estate agent who showed some apartments to Bush chairman Marc Racicot. She gave him a resume, he was impressed and sent it around, but campaign aides noticed she'd worked for the Clinton White House and didn't interview her.

  • So she worked for Al Gore instead, and he became the Kwame Jackson of politics.
  • She's the only female staffer Bill Clinton never hit on, because she reminded him too much of Hillary.
  • She wouldn't have been happy working for Bush...There's no way he could've pronounced her name right.

    Appalling! - "Bachelor" producer Mike Fleiss has a new show, "The WB's Superstar USA," a cross between "American Idol" and "Punk'd." They held "Idol"-style auditions, but took the worst singers; then gave them makeovers and dance and voice lessons and let them sing in front of judges who praise their talent while secretly kicking off the better ones until the very worst remains. The winner gets $100,000 and a record deal. Fleiss said it's not like William Hung, whom he believes knows that he's bad. He said what makes this show so good - and "so wrong" - is that these are "truly awful" singers who think they're good.

  • So, how is this different from "American Idol"?
  • What makes him "so wrong" is that he thinks William Hung knows he's bad.
  • They're given voice and dance lessons by Jon Peter Lewis.
  • This is a true reality show, because in reality, it usually IS the worst singers who get record deals.

    Paula May Throw Up - "American Idol" sourpuss Simon Cowell said he doesn't find stars like Madonna or Beyonce sexy, but when asked by Elle magazine to name whom he does like, he said his nemesis Paula Abdul is "quite sexy." He said you can tell what someone will be like sexually by her facial expressions, and "Paula's actually got a very naughty face." He said he even used to fantasize about her, "but then I got to know her."

  • Then his fantasies turned simply HORRENDOUS!
  • You can see Paula's face even in a dark bedroom, because her teeth glow.
  • He thinks Paula is thinking about rough sex when she looks at him, but she's really thinking about murder.