"The Trouble with Perpetual Deja-Vu"
The Trouble with Perpetual Deja-Vu (1999) is a slice of life film that takes place on Cape Cod in the winter time. Danielle (Devery Doleman) and her husband are year round residents living with her hippy mother. He was the Goth stud in High School. The marriage lost most of its luster on their wedding night, when sex wasn't ten tender passion she expected. She has taken to heavy drinking, disappearing for hours at a time, and having indiscriminate sex. Hubby puts all his energy into his real estate business, which is all he really cares about, while she strikes up a hot affair with an old High School friend.
It is off season, and Cape Cod is not bustling with people. One of their favorite pass times is going into homes closed for the winter. Hubby discovers them while trying to show a property to a prospective buyer, and is crestfallen that he might lose the sale. Doleman is naked and having hot sex for most of the film. She has been getting steady work since this film.
Sometimes a film is so spoiled for me by one element that I can't even evaluate it, and that was the case here. Doleman is not hard to look at and can act, the sex scenes were hot and honest, but the photography was worse than amateurish. They seldom had anything in sharp focus, had lots of motion blur, and often keystone perspective distortion. I basic photography class would advance the quality immeasurably. IMDb readers have this at 5.1, and it won awards at minor festivals where it was first seen. Director/Writer/Producer Todd Verow has 16 credits at IMDb. Hopefully his camera technique has improved since this film, as he is not a bad story teller, and knows how to do sex scenes. This is a C-.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
The Turning (1997):
The Turning is a movie adapted from a play ("Home Fires Burning"),
and it shows. It's a "serious drama" which really has only five
characters, in which stagy speeches are delivered on claustrophobic
A young man returns to his home town after a four year absence. He
doesn't seem to be a very happy fellow, given his predilection for
Nazi t-shirts and his ability to antagonize everyone in town. His
motivation for returning is gradually revealed to be the
simple-minded hope that he can keep his parents from divorcing, and
he plans to accomplish that by terrorizing dad's new girlfriend into
leaving. Ignoring the reality of his parents' broken relationship,
he reasons that the disappearance of the girlfriend will drive dad
back into mom's alcoholic trailer-trash arms. The kid's world-view
gives the impression that he's not the brightest bulb on the family
tree, but his mother doesn't seem like a candidate for the
Schweitzer Chair either. In fact, she might have some trouble with a
Rocking Chair, given the complex and confusing movement.
Blah, blah, blah ... Melodramatic speeches made with knives at other
people's throats. Etc. It seems like one of those William Inge plays
from the 1950s.
The film is memorable only for two facts (1) it represented 24 year
old Gillian Anderson's feature film debut, and (2) it remains the
only time in which Ms. Anderson has removed her bra for art. This
film was made in 1992, pre X-Files, and sat on the shelves
unreleased for five years, waiting for Gillian to become a big star
on the X-Files, at which point it was released with a video box
featuring a close up of Ms. Anderson tugging at her bodice, even
though she is the fifth lead, and has a part which is not essential
to the story's main development. She did look ripe and sexy, but
Gillian did not do an exceptional acting job in her small role, and
her supposed small-town Virginia accent is actually just some kind
of Generic Confederate.
I love these facts from Gillian's IMDb bio:
high school, was voted "Class Clown" and "Most Bizarre Girl". Was
voted "Most Likely to be Arrested" by her classmates in high school,
and was, in fact, arrested on graduation night for trying to glue
the locks shut at her high school."
I'm guessing she is an interesting person.
I'm certain she is more interesting than this
film, which scores a big 3.2 at IMDb, and probably would never have
been released at all if Gillian had never become a star.
- Gillian Anderson. (1,
4) I have never before seen a capture of the
frame shown in collage #1, which clearly shows her face and her
right breast together.
- Here is a zipped .wmv of Gillian's entire scene, which is
actually fairly sexy, albeit brief and incomplete.
Urban Legends Reference Pages: "An unusually high percentage of
the child actors who starred in the Our Gang film series have met
tragic ends." Conclusion: False, but with stipulations.
How Google is taking over the world.
File-swappers who distribute a single copy of a prerelease movie
on the Internet can be imprisoned for up to three years, under a
bill that's slated to become the most dramatic expansion of online
piracy penalties in years.
Google introduces "My Search History" in Beta. These
guys are amazing. Constantly upgrading.
College tests Alan Turing theories with 'Imitation Game'
The punch that killed - TV special tells the story of boxer Emile
25 Signs you are going to hell
- Can name more beers than Commandments.
- Covet your neighbor's wife, husband, car, house, donkey or
any of their household appliances.
President Bush Sends Warm Congratulations to Pope Benedict XVI on
His Saintly Rise From Hitler Youth to CEO of Neverland Ranch
Global, Inc. (do I need to say it's from WHITEHOUSE.ORG?)
Conan O'Brien's actual items.
- Late Night:
Pilgrims visit the FedEx Pope
Conan O'Brien's staff solves the energy crisis.
Conan O'Brien's "If they Mated"
Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon look ahead to the Year 2000!
- "President Bush will admit that at the funeral of Pope John
Paul II he mistook a nun for the pope's wife, called her Mrs.
Paul, and told her how much he loved her frozen fish sticks."
The "other" Corey has falled even further than Feldman
Here's a new clip from Crash. I have to admit I didn't
really see the point in this clip, and it didn't do anything to
motivate me to see the film.
The trailers and four clips from Howl's Moving Castle, a new
animated Disney thing.
- "Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki ('Spirited
Away') takes moviegoers on an amazing new animated adventure
that celebrates the power of love to transform and the
resiliency of the human spirit in the face of adversity."
The trailer and clips for Unleashed
- Strange combination of talent. Written by Luc Besson. Takes
place in Glasgow. Stars Jet Li, Morgan Freeman, and Bob Hoskins.
The trailer for A Hole in One
- "Set in small-town America circa 1953, A Hole in One is a
romantic drama starring Michelle Williams as Anna, a young woman
whose desire for piece of mind leads her to covet its latest
fashion -- transorbital lobotomy."
The trailer for Yes
- 'Yes' is the story of a passionate love affair between an
American woman (Joan Allen) and a Middle-Eastern man (Simon
Abkarian) in which they confront some of the greatest conflicts
of our generation - religious, political and sexual. Sam Neill
plays the betrayed and betraying politician husband and Shirley
Henderson a philosophical cleaner who witnesses the trail of
dirt and heartbreak the lovers leave behind them, as they embark
on a journey that takes them from London and Belfast to Beirut
A second trailer for the French thriller High Tension:
"The film centers on two teen girls who settle in for a relaxing
weekend at a country farmhouse, unaware that a violent intruder is
speeding toward them to transform their dreams into a relentless,
Bill Cosby's 'Prior Bad Acts' - Alleged sex assault victim says 10
other women will come forward.
"Aw, Who'm I Kidding... I'll Never Top 21 Jump Street", by Johnny
Depp (The Onion)
MrTwig's net has the new episode of South Park.
- Here's another "people search" engine to mess around with:
ZabaSearch.com free people search
This week's theater counts for new and expanded films.
Lots of choices this week. The key stats:
- The Interpreter 2700
- A Lot Like Love 2400
- Kung Fu Hustle 2300
- King's Ransom 1500
- Madison 90
- The Game of Their Lives 60
- This week's movies:
Madison - 25% positive reviews (one out of four).
- Negative: "Peddles condescending hokum as heartland values."
- Positive: "It succeeds. Recalling a sweeter era in
filmmaking, Madison is a movie you can watch with your
- This week's movies:
The Game of Their Lives - not enough reviews for a score, but two
of three reviews are positive, and one of those is VERY positive
(9/10): "In this inspiring sports film set in the
1950s, the US World Cup Soccer team rises above insurmountable
challenges and defies popular opinion to become champions. "
- This week's movies:
King's Ransom - no advance reviews
- This week's new movies:
A Lot Like Love - 67% positve reviews (Wha???). Some
critics really liked the first half of the movie, but the score is
misleading. It is based on only nine reviews, and the two "cream
of the crop" critics gave it a thumb down. Still and all, it must
be better than one would expect.
- This week's new movies:
The Interpreter - 83% positive reviews.
- This week's new movies:
Kung Fu Hustle - 87% positive reviews.
Justice Antonin Scalia Releases Personal Sodomy Stats
Romanian Thief Hid Mobile Phones In Her Vagina
- "Oh that's good. Don't stop. I hear bells. I hear bells" ...
"Yup - It's for you"
- I did not make this up: she failed to turn a phone off, and
the police caught her by dialing her coochie.
Poet C.K. Williams, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and many other
honors, has been named this year's recipient of the Ruth Lilly
- Poetry editor Christian Wiman said, "C.K. Williams is a
master at dramatizing complicated psychological states, but he
is also always equally concerned with the self's relation to the
larger world. More important, his poem was the only entry that
didn't begin with 'There was a young man from Nantucket'"
Pamela Anderson says people who wear fur "like Jennifer
Lopez...smell like a wet dog and they look fat and gross. They
look really immature and unenlightened." I'm pretty
sure you can write your own joke here.
Paris explains why she is no longer friends with Nicole.
I can understand. Paris is a Hegelian, and Nicole has been shown
to favor the modernist Christianity of Teilhard de Chardin. A
philosophical breach like that is almost impossible to mend.
Lucklily Pam Anderson is set to intervene, calling them both
"stubborn, immature, unenlightened poo-poo heads."
Ian McKellen and Alfred Molina joint The Da Vinci Code.
The producers hope that the re-write, featuring Magneto and Doc
Ock, will provide more a a challenge to protagonist Robert Langdon
Daily Show: Eye on Breasts
Sarah Vowell discusses her book, Assassination Vacation, with Jon
The Daily Show's Samantha Bee reveals why a fake 'Town Hall' is
better for our democracy. "pre-screened citizens are
free to express the President's opinions and pepper him with
The Daily Show covers the "new pope" chimney.
Worshippers adore the Blessed Holy Mother of the Salt Stain
The Givernator says the U.S. should 'close the borders,'
but ... um ... allow all existing immigrants to stay. Unless they
are not governators.
SI chooses the best NFL draft bargains of the last two decades.
CLAY Aiken opens up on today's 'Dr. Phil' about the merciless
bullying he endured in junior high school and how it
made the future 'American Idol' star a better person. Oh, bull. He
did OK. After all those other kids kicked his ass, he always came
over and beat me up for my lunch money.
Fred Durst demo video from 1989
JoBlo visits the set of Final Destination 3
Three new TV spots for Revenge of the Sith
Google Sues Click Inflators - succinct write-up on Slashdot.
Opera 8 has finally been released, if anyone still cares.
I was pleased with Opera, but I've just plumb ignored it because
Firefox and MSIE seem to take care of all my browsing needs.
- Lead paragraph of the day:
"A roll of toilet paper the size of a car caught fire at a factory
yesterday, in a blaze which took more than eight hours to put
Morning show wars are heating up - "Today" is in trouble.
Finnish company claims ability to wipe out file-sharing overnight.
Seo Sang-moon passed the academic part of his driver's license
examination on his 272nd attempt. I think I went to
high school with that guy. Of course, back then he was only on his
85th or 86th attempt.
The sexless marriage is one of several reasons why experts fear
Japan is on the verge of a demographic disaster. I'm
not sure how important the other reasons could be if people are
not having sex. It seems that additional stuff would be redundant.
ANDY DICK was bundled off stage after infuriating crowd members at
his stand-up show by dropping his trousers and exposing his Andy.
Oh, well, he won't need that kind of work when they announce him
as the new James Bond.
UK Celebrity Wrestling bosses have spent hours editing out breast
flashes from the female contestants. Nice job to have,
but certainly not very well appreciated
Other Crap archives. May also include newer material than the
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.
This week's Poll...
Email Scoopy Jr. with more nominees, comments or suggestions.
Here are the results of our most recent other polls...
The Top 20 Nude Scenes of 2004
The Best Nude Film Debuts of the 80s
The Best Nude Film Debuts of the 90s
Which actress has been the most convincing playing a stripper.
Who has the best bum in Hollywood?
Best All Time Television Comedy
Best Nudity in an Oscar-winning performance
The Top 20 Best Sex Scenes
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Today we have a joint Ghost/Mr. Skin collection... The Ghost provides the vids, the Skin-man provides the 'caps. Scenes from the direct-to-vid comedy, "Slammed" (2001).
The vids (zipped .wmvs as usual)...
- Former Heffer Katie Lohmann (April 2001). Here she is showing off her robo-big'uns.
- Miller Lite cat fighting babe Kitana Baker. She shows off her fake'uns in both, and gets it on a little bit in #2.
- Tamie Sheffield, the actress, model, former cheerleader and Fear Factor winner showing off a first class bum (covered in undies, but still very nice). She also plays with her implants.
- Tamie Sheffield, Kitana Baker and Somaya Reece are all topless. in this clips.
The 'caps...still frames from the scenes above.
- Kitana Baker
- Katie Lohmann
- Somaya Reece
- Tamie Sheffield
|Ahhhh, Alba. Here are some excellent collages featuring the gorgeous young actress looking amazing in a blue bikini. Sneak peek scenes from her upcoming movie "Into the Blue" (2005).
||Another Jessica in another blue bikini....tis a very good thing. Here she is sceens from her upcoming summer flick, "Stealth".
||The young and cute brunette wearing a very lo-cut top during a recent guest spot on "CSI Miami". You may also recognize her from "The Guiding Light", "One Tree Hill" and "Saved by the Bell: The New Class".
'Caps and comments by Dann:
Needless to say, the scene in the collage didn't appear uncut on the Sci-Fi channel. The rest of this 2004 made-for-cable killer virus movie did.
In the 1950's, scientists in Siberia find an alien microbe in a drop of water contained in a meteorite fragment. In 2004, a group working at a top-secret lab in Alaska manage to clone it. When the lab suddenly reports a total lockdown due to contamination, a group of military and scientists are sent to find out what happened.
As you might guess, this lame and predictable movie is right where it belongs.... on the Sci-Fi channel. Pretty nice topless scene by Lindsay Maxwell, though. Thanks, Lindsay, for providing a nice 30-second timeout from a pretty dumb flick.
||Awesome, high quality 'caps of the "O.C." star wearing a lo-cut top and looking great on Leno.
|Flautista 'caps from the 1997 Spanish movie "Airbag". Both ladies show off their ample bosom. N'Dongo also bares her bum.
||Thanks to Snowblind for these 'caps of Barkin's bum in scenes from the 1987 Dennis Quaid movie, "The The Big Easy".
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
MOVIE STAR WANTED FOR DOG MOLESTATION THREAT
No, Not Mickey Rourke - An arrest warrant was issued in New York for
"American Pie" star Natasha Lyonne after she failed to show up for a
hearing into alleged harassment of her neighbor. Lyonne, who pleaded
guilty to drunk driving in 2001, allegedly banged on her neighbors' door,
stormed into their apartment, yanked a mirror off the wall, and made
threats, such as, "I'm going to sexually molest your dog!"
Well, now we know what the big plot twist will be in "American Pie 4."
Normally, she's very sweet...And obviously, an animal lover!
She fled to L.A., where juries refuse to judge celebrities' sex lives.
PETA TARGETS J-LO
So It's Okay To Blow Up A Beaver? - PETA is planning an all-out assault on
Jennifer Lopez for using fur in her clothing line. They say they plan to
turn the premiere of the "apathetic fur hag's" next movie "Monster-In-Law"
into "Escape From L.A." They plan to picket her movie premieres and
personal appearances with banners reading "Monster-In-Fur" and pictures of
J-Lo in bloody pelts, and to greet her outside the "Tonight Show" studio
with a 30-foot inflatable beaver reading "Fur - Leave it to Beaver."
Jay Leno will run promos that say, "Tune in tonight to see
PETA won't be happy until they skin her alive.
Pam Prefers Bear Skin - Even Pamela Anderson got into the act, telling Jane
magazine that "people who wear fur smell like a wet dog" and "look fat and
gross," and it makes her nauseous how the fur industry promotes fur by
giving "free coats to idiots like Jennifer Lopez and Puff Daddy."
Normally, it would be ironic to be called an idiot by Pamela Anderson,
but in this case...
Pam's a genius: that other stuff won't sway J-Lo, but telling her that
fur makes you look fat just might do it!
Hey, nobody GIVES J-Lo free furs!...She has to DEMAND those free furs!
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