Snapshots (2002) is enjoying its US premier direct to video this week. It is a romantic comedy with some unlikely casting choices that, for me, worked. This joint Dutch English co-production stars Burt Reynolds as an aging hippy living and running a book store in Amsterdam. He is pretty much a loner, and has a gruff exterior, but has a heart of gold. A would-be developer is trying to get him to sell the store, hoping to build a sex superstore, and Reynolds is the last holdout.
Meanwhile, Moroccan Julie Christie and her daughter Carmen Chaplin are living in LA, and the two are arguing over attendance at the wedding of Chaplin's father to a young woman. Mom threatens to keep Chaplin from taking an extended trip to Europe if she doesn't attend. Mom tells her not to go to Amsterdam, as it is not a good place for a young girl to be alone, but to try Venice instead. Naturally, Chaplin goes to Amsterdam, and ends up meeting, then working for, Reynolds. We slowly learn that Reynolds had one great love in his life, a woman in Morocco, who was already married. It becomes pretty obvious that Christy is that woman, and she has also been thinking about Reynolds all those years. Meanwhile, Chaplin is trying to "find herself." When Reynolds tells her to look in a mirror to find herself, she starts taking nude photos of herself to try and understand how people see her, and starts a romance with a young man who owns a photography store.
I had a little trouble with the concept of Reynolds as an aging hippy, mostly due to the parts I have seen him play, but he actually developed a character for this film. Christie was phenomenal as a Moroccan, and Carmen Chaplin looks great, has fantastic eyes, and has talent to spare. Of course, you could expect as much from Charles Chaplin's granddaughter. The film was shot mainly in Amsterdam, with some flashbacks in Morocco, and a few scenes in LA, so much of the scenery was fantastic. Gábor Szabó did the cinematography, so it was very nicely photographed.
14 people at IMDB have this at 6.2 of 10, which is not a bad score for a direct to vid. There are no on line reviews in English. Chaplin shows breasts, buns, and a hint of bush during her photo sessions. Granted, Reynolds as a bohemian ex hippy was a stretch, and the outcome is predictable, but getting there was a lot of fun, and I was rooting for the happy ending. This film is a good solid C. Fans of romantic comedy will enjoy it.
Sudden Impact (1983) is the fourth in the Dirty Harry franchise, and was directed by Clint Eastwood, who, of course, also stared as Harry Callahan, the tough cop from San Francisco. This is my least favorite of the series, as it has no suspense at all. When learn the identity in the opening scene of the woman who is taking revenge for the rape of her sister and herself by shooting the perpetrators, first in the testicles, and then in the forehead. Harry is sent to San Paulo to investigate the background of the first victim, who was killed in San Francisco. In reality, his bosses just wanted him out of the way for a while, as his heavy handed police tactics were embarrassing them.
So, she kills the evil doers, Harry solves the case, and there is lots of shooting and fighting along the way. Much of the film is very dark, making it difficult to watch, and even the surprise ending was predictable. The exposure was from Lisa London (H.O.T.S, Dragnet, Private Resort), who shows breasts as a hooker.
IMDB readers have this at 6.1 of 10. Here is how the Dirty Harry films stack up:
Dirty Harry 1971 7.6
Magnum Force 1973 6.6
The Enforcer 1976 6.3
Sudden Impact 1983 6.1
This film barely make sit as an actioner, and so C-.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
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Regarding Holly Marie Combs in A REASON TO BELIEVE... I saw an
interview with her not too long ago where she talks about that
scene. She said that they used a dildo to make it look more
realistic when she was putting on the condom. Apparently,
pantomiming it didn't look right (after all, it's difficult to put a
condom on nothing), and of course she wasn't going to grab the
actor's penis. When you watch the scene it's pretty obvious that
it's a dildo because of the way she grabs it. I have a couple of
video clips that show both versions of this scene. Let me know if
Sure, why not? Some guys expressed an
interest in it.
I would like to know if there websites containing articles about
the devices used to place on the actors during the filming of nude
love scenes ... things to prevent over-excitement by the actors. I
know of the "baggies" used on NYPD BLUE.
Cool question, but I don't have an answer. I'd
like to know more about this as well. Need some help out there. Anybody?
Was watching the series 'Helen of Troy' last night on USA and at
least in Part 1, there is an EXTENDED scene of backside nudity as
well as numerous see-throughs of the main actress, Sienna Guillory
(The Time Machine). Any caps or even a movie would be awesome.
Here is one of her in Helen of Troy. Here
are some of her in a previous movie. (1,
Constance Zimmer from Good Morning
To my knowledge, she's done no
public nudity of any kind. Here are some caps from the show, and
here's her best public appearance. (1,
Hey Scoop, Nudity Report on some recent rentals.
I agree with Hankster's review of Bog
Creatures. I often will rent movies if they actually list
"Nudity" as part of their ratings, which this one did. I happen to
be a big fan of Topless Girls Being Chased, but there wasn't enough
of it, and it was photographed with a lot of movement. Otherwise,
the movie was disappointing, especially since the cast was
attractive. It did have a nice castle, which looked real, even
if the location was unlikely. Just to mention one of several stupid
points: "do you really wear short-shorts on a dig in Denmark?" I
think the "making of" part of the DVD mentioned that other names had
been considered for the film, so you might see it show up under
another name. One reviewer for the IMDB says it reminds her of "a
high school video project."
Another recent rental, Cheerleader Massacre
(as reviewed by Tuna) had the best nudity in the one-and-only
deleted scene, which Tuna
didn't to mention. It was a fantasy 3-way/bath, complete with
lesbian kisses and chocolate syrup. It probably was shot for another
movie, since it didn't have any of the same actresses. It did have
the one-and-only full frontal nudity, except for a possibly
accidental peek in the shower scene. It seems like they were trying
to avoid any full frontal shots as they shot the ever-present locker
room shower nudity, as all of the scenes shown from the front had
the metal shower controls blocking anything. Except you can
see the very bottom of porn star Diana Espin's beaver below the
shower controls. If it wasn't accidental, why did they frame
the shots that way, and why not just show the
whole enchilada (or taco, in this case)?
The last one was Darkwolf, which also
listed "Nudity" in the Ratings. It starts out with some
topless strippers, so I thought that would be the extent of it.
Well, yes and no. There was a nice topless scene with a
photographer's model. Then there were some "naked girl morphs into
werewolf" scenes that used CGI for most of the nudity. But they
actually gave extended screen time to a naked actress (a double
credited as "she-wolf"). Of course, she was very hairy, had
wolf-like features, and seemed to be wearing a colored pubic patch,
that actually looked real, so it might as well as have been the real
thing. In fact, when she is grabbed from behind, there is a
quite realistic spread-shot. Probably the best nudity is a scene
with the aforementioned topless model and another girl, who
are photographed completely nude, wearing only some interesting body
painting. They again seem to be wearing pubic patches, but
since they are also painted, the effect is the same as if they
weren't wearing patches at all. Which raises the question: "why wear
Thanks for the info
Scoop - is it true that there are topless paparazzi pictures of
Catherine Zeta-Jones about 8.99 months pregnant?
Yes. I'm not sure how interesting they are
to anyone, and they are sort of unattractive because she was smoking
in some of them, Zeta-Jones
and Douglas are suing people over them.
Updated volumes: Bridget Fonda, Anna Friel, Sadie Frost
Evel Knievel, the Rock Opera. As a natural subject for rock
lyrics, he has the advantage of a pre-rhyming name.
awesome little film clip of
Randy Johnson's fast ball colliding with a bird
the best "parting shots" in movie history.
here is what madonna.com looked like after it was hacked
Russian teenage faux-lesbian singer update
worst remake idea ever -
Keanu Reeves as Billy Jack. I guess it couldn't be any worse
than the original. Or could it?
re-invention of a new slimmed-down Monica Lewinsky begins today
- first she's the guest host on "The View", then later
emceeing a new reality show called "Mr. Personality", Should
be good. We know she has excellent oral communication skills.
A pictorial history of
the changing breasts and noses of our favorite former mouseketeer
and Pepsi huckster.
fans of Andrea Corrs try to rig a "world's sexiest woman" poll
Mike Piazza goes to confession every time he has sex. Given
the current shortage of priests, the Vatican is trying to keep
this article away from Colin Farrell.
by the way,
despite this picture, Piazza is obviously not gay
the first video arcade game. I don't remember this.
Wicked Weasel introduces their smallest bikini
11th attack was actually a plot to drive down the price of NY real
estate. (Weekly World News, of course)
some scientists say
cannabis could win a new role as the medical miracle drug of the
21st century. Whoa. Far out, dude.
If you missed it yesterday because of a movable URL, here's the
Former underage porn star Traci Lords is writing a tell-all book.
admits to butt surgery
if you're really desperate for entertainment,
why not hire
a celebrity lookalike
James Scott, the reporter who quoted "Heywood Jablowme", has lost
his faith in his fellow man. I have to say that his fellow man
probably feels the same way back. By the way, the pseudo-protestor
pronounced it "zha-blom" in order to dupe the credulous reporter.
The great writer, Fred Exley, used to use a similar gag,
identifying himself to strangers as a man of French ancestry named
Mister "pay-knee" , spelled P-E-N-I-S. The prankster is really an
Atlanta disk jockey named Ben Dover.
- By the way, just kidding about the name Ben Dover, in case Mr.
Scott is reading this. The guy's real name is Oliver Klozov.
Really. No, it really is, Mr Scott. Take it from me, Dwight
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.
- Goldie Hawn, breasts and almost frontal views in a bath tub scene from "Wildcats".
- Maggie Gyllenhaal, gorgeous full frontal nudity from "Secretary".
Be sure to pay Graphic Response a visit at his website. www.graphic-barry.com.
||Topless in scenes from the 1975 movie "The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum".
||Full frontal nudity in scenes from "Al di lŕ delle nuvole" aka "Beyond the Clouds" (1995).
||Also from "Beyond the Clouds"...the Spanish actress goes topless.
||Full frontal and rear nudity in one more collage from "Beyond the Clouds".
|Helena Bonham Carter
||From one of her first movie roles, the British actress in a dark topless scene from "Lady Jane" (1986).
|From "Monster's Ball". Cleavage and pokies in #1, gettin' it on with Billy Bob in #2.
||More Halle...this time her topless and undies only scenes from "Swordfish".
||No nudity, but the British actress looks fantastic in these scenes from "Le Magnifique" (1973).
|The multi-Oscar nominee nude in scenes from two movies. Link #1 features breast and bum exposure in scenes from the Madonna movie "Body of Evidence" (1993). In link #2 we see her topless in love scenes from "The End of the Affair. (1999).
||A tripple B performance! Breasts, bum and bush in scenes from "Billy Bathgate" (1991).
|Amy Lynn Baxter
|One word...yummy! The busty blonde in a bikini, topless and hosing herself off in scenes from "Golfballs!" (1999).
|Sister of "90210" star Jason Priestley baring her bum and showing a bit of breast exposure in scenes from "Up Against Amanda" (2000).
|Topless in two movies. Link #1 features scenes from "Men", link #2 features 'caps from the movie "Out of Control".
|A special thanks to everyone who helped us answer the reader mail from yesterday. By request, here is the Kiwi actress topless in scenes from "Stickmen" (2001). Vidcaps by C2000.
|From the movie "Monella" aka "Frivolous Lola", written and directed by Euro-nudity legend Tinto Brass. Of course if it's a Tinto movie you know there is plenty of toplessness, bum views and close ups from the gyno-cam!
||The former "Emmanuelle"-turned-legit-actress showing a truck load of cleavage on a recent episode of "Fastlane". Thanks to Gman.
||The beautiful Italian actress shows breast and bum exposure in vidcaps by PK Orion from "Ghost Ship" (2002).
|Julie K. Smith
|The busty B-movie babe and former Pet (February '93) pouring chocolate syrup all over her breasts in scenes from "Cheerleader Massacre" (2003).
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
CANNABIS: THE ASPIRIN OF THE 21ST CENTURY?
What Have They Been Smoking? - Scientists at the Institute of Neurology in
Queens Square, London, say it's becoming apparent that cannabis has "huge
potential" as a medical drug and may protect the brain from degenerative,
age-related diseases such as Parkinson's, Huntingdon's and Alzheimer's.
One said the latest research showing the therapeutic benefits may result in
cannabis becoming the "aspirin of the 21st century."
As in "Toke two, and call me in the morning."
The investment of the 21st century: Hostess Snack Cakes Inc.
Even if you do get a terrible neurological disease, smoke enough pot and
you won't even care.
So how come when you're stoned, it's a lot like HAVING Alzheimer's?
McCARTNEY WILL NEVER RETIRE
Oh, Let Him In! - Paul McCartney said he's never going to retire from being
a musician. He said if people don't want him to play concerts anymore,
he'll play in small town pubs; and if the pubs throw him out, "I'll keep on
singing outside the door."
And patrons will keep telling the owner, "Someone's knockin' at the
door...Somebody's ringin' the bell."
He figures if it's good enough for Andrew Ridgeley, it's good enough for
Better yet, if the pub throws him out, he'll buy it and throw the former
MADONNA TRICK BACKFIRES
What A Tease! - Madonna tried to teach illegal music file sharers a lesson
by pretending to release all 11 tracks from her new CD at madonna.com, but
they were really just recordings of her saying, "What the f--- do you think
you're doing?" It backfired when one angry computer buff hacked into her
site, posted the message "This is what the f--- I think I'm doing," and
left links to a site where the real songs could be downloaded illegally for
The moral: never hack off a hacker.
Why would anyone think Madonna's the kind of girl who would give it away
Why doesn't she just go back to making records that are WORTH paying
KOURNIKOVA DEMOTES HERSELF
I Want To See Her Do The French Open! - After four first-round defeats in
five tournaments this year and dropping from 8th ranked to 67th, Anna
Kournikova is taking a big step back to lower echelon tournaments for the
first time in seven years. She's hoping it will help improve her skills,
the way it did for Andre Agassi, who returned to win the French Open. But
sports writers wonder how long companies will keep paying Kournikova big
endorsement money when she's playing obscure minor tournaments.
That depends on what they're selling.
Hey, smaller tournaments, smaller outfits!
Well, they kept paying her through seven years of losing big
Also, her pictures may stop appearing in Vogue and appear only in Swank.