Darling (1965) stars Julie Christie in an Oscar Winning performance as a London model who is the epitome of the beautiful people. She sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene, and eventually marries an Italian prince. This film was a stab at the contemporaries it depicted, and was considered an important film. It won a total of three Oscars, was nominated for two others, and cleaned up at the BAFTAS. IMDb readers have it at 7.1.
As the film opens, Christie is married to an underachieving man whose idea of success is mastering a foreign language tape for their next vacation. When she meets a BBC writer and show host, she finds him irresistible. She finally wins him away from is wife, only to find a rich TV film producer. When she finally marries the older Italian prince, she discovers that, somewhere along the way, she has misplaced her dignity and happiness.
In an odd scene near the end, Christie strips facing a mirror. We get a long look at her buns, and her breasts are visible in the mirror. It is a medium long shot, but this is Julie Christie, arguably the most beautiful woman of the time. There is no doubt that this was her film. Her performance earned the Oscar, beating out Julie Andrews in Sound of Music. While I recognize the strengths of the film and understand its importance in poking fun at the free wheeling 60s jet setters, I found it a very long watch at 128 minutes. Part of the problem is that these are simply not my kind of people, and, like unwanted guests, I couldn't wait for them to go away. This is, obviously, a minority view. A little humor would have helped, and the 60s music was markedly absent, which is odd for a social satire. This is a C+. If it is your sort of drama, it is very well made, and stars a beautiful woman in an Oscar winning role.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
Three new clips from House Of Wax
The trailer for Heights
- "'Heights' follows five characters over twenty-four
hours on a fall day in New York City. Isabel (Elizabeth
Banks), a photographer, is having second thoughts about her
upcoming marriage to Jonathan (James Marsden), a lawyer. On
the same day, Isabel's mother Diana (Glenn Close) learns
that her husband has a new lover, and begins to re-think her
life choices and her open marriage. Diana and Isabel's paths
cross with Alec (Jesse Bradford), a young actor, and with
Peter (John Light), a journalist. As the interrelated
stories proceed, the connections between the lives of the
five characters begin to reveal themselves and their stories
unravel so that Isabel, Jonathan, Diana, Alec, and Peter
must choose what kind of lives they will lead before the sun
comes up on the next day."
Wal-Mart Targets Student Parody Site.
The retailer summarily smashed the powerful threat, which
received nearly 400 hits in its first four days. Wal-Mart's
annual revenues, by the way, are more than $250 billion
dollars per year. If it were a country, it would have a larger
economy than Switzerland or Austria! (What I want to know is
this - how the fuck did they find a website getting a hundred
hits per day? The only thing I can come up with is that the
guy must have hot-linked to their graphics, which showed up in
New virus erases all Romanian gypsy music from
your hard drive. At last, a virus with some
potential! Now if they would just tweak it a bit to erase Cher,
Yoko Ono, and Clay Aiken, they'd be cookin' with gas.
Under a proposed Alabama bill, public school
libraries could no longer buy new copies of plays or books by
gay authors, or about gay characters. I'm
shocked, shocked by the implication that there are actually
some books written by straight people! I reckon the only book
left in Alabama libraries will be that autobiography written
by Jose Canseco. Well, I guess Alabama will save a lot of
money that might have been wasted on those dusty old
libraries. The bill's author originally wanted to ban even
some Shakespeare, until he realized that nobody in Alabama
would actually read anything written by Shakespeare.
- See if you can figure out the speaker and subject ...
"He's generous to a fault, giving and kind,"
she said tearfully. "A great father, great with kids ... a
brilliant businessman." It is a PROSECUTION
witness describing Michael Jackson. Man, that DA is really
assembling a powerhouse case against Jacko, eh? If he had
brought it to trial a couple of months earlier, Jacko might
have been elected pope.
Listen to NPR's complete Springsteen inverview
create your own "Visited Countries" map
Charlie the Hamster Sings the Ten Commandments
Julia Roberts has been named the most beautiful
person in Hollywood by the American
Association of the Deaf and Blind.
"On May 4, the Epicenter Gallery in San
Francisco will become the site of the world's first Whore
College, to teach wannabe working girls and
guys the ins and outs of prostitution. The kinky college is
the brainchild of prostitute and sex activist Carol Leigh and
will offer classes in titillating topics like Beauty Standards
and Sex Work, Do-It- Yourself Web Cam and Safer Oral Sex
- I don't know. Sounds too similar to Radcliffe
A MAN caught his wife working as a high-class
hooker after he saw her ad in a newspaper.
- When he called her up, she said: 'What can I do for you,
big boy? I will do the things your wife won't.'
- Distraught Uwe Peters shouted down the phone: 'But you
are my wife, you tart.'"
Russian Cosmonaut Says Vodka Should Be Allowed
on ISS . Because in Soviet Union, the jokes
The most accurate graph ever drawn.
- The NCAA foorball championship just got even more
complicated, and no more likely to produce a clear champion:
BCS opening up automatic bids to every
iPods blamed for spike in subway crime
Robert Rodriguez will be shooting back to back
sequels for SIN CITY 2 and 3 starting February of next year
Maddox: I am better than your kids.
More crappy children's art.
The Daily Show's Samantha Bee investigates
whether firing smokers will lead to firing albinos, or the
The big list of Celebrity Addresses.
How to contact almost anyone famous. I suppose it is their
agent's office in most cases. (I looked. Maggie Gyllenhaal is
The Daily Show: "Bush meets with Prince
Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and confirms that he's queer for
Weekly World News: "NEW SPRAY MAKES HOMOSEXUALS
INVISIBLE TO GAYDAR!"
"IDENTITY THIEF RETURNS IDENTITIES DEEMED
WORTHLESS" "Losers," Fumes Angry Hacker
Horse head pillow. "A custom
severed horse head plush that is actually quite comfortable to
sleep on, albeit a tad on the south side of morbid."
Letterman's Top Ten Questions To Ask Yourself
Before Camping Out To See "Star Wars"
Straight Dope Staff Report: What's the deal
with the three wise men?
The Weekend Warrior's box office predictions
and analysis for this weekend. He predicts:
(1) XXX with 28 million (2) Hitchhiker with 23 million (3) The
Interpreter with 14
- This week's movies (NY and LA only):
3-Iron - 80% postive reviews.
Another of this week's small, arty releases with good reviews.
- This week's movies (NY and LA only):
Ladies in Lavender - 90% positive reviews.
This is the Judy Dench costume thing which
takes place in Cornwall. Calling it elegant and classy, the
critics praised the performances, the beautiful music, and the
- This week's movies (NY and LA)
The Holy Girl -90% positive reviews.
Spanish language coming of age film loved by the artier
critics. If you're actually interested, the New York Times did
a thorough review.
- This week's movies:
XXX: State of the Union - 17% positive reviews.
Many reviews are contemptuous. "XXXcrement," e.g.
- This week's movies. Reviews were all over the board for
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - 53% positive
reviews. Everything from love to hate to "wtf?"
- Best re-make idea since Affleck and J-Lo's plan to remake
Michael Bay plans to remake Hitchcock's The
The Spurs played like angry mofos - 63-32 lead
at halftime, might have won by 50, but
emptied the bench.
Rosie O'Donnell launches a crusade against the
Letterman Show. Oh, man, look at that
picture. I wish she weren't a lesbian, cuz she is HOT!
Other Crap archives. May also include newer material than the
since it's sorta in real time.
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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.
Here are the official results in our "Best Lesbian Love Scene" poll.
In the meantime...Email Scoopy Jr. new poll suggestions!
Or....review the results of our previous 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 Straight Sex Scenes
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Today from the Ghost, a whole bunch of video clips from "Genie in a String Bikini" (2004). Wrtitten and directed by lo-budget guru and Fun House hero, Fred Olen Ray.
- Kennedy Johnston and Beverly Lynne some serious lesbian lovin in 1-3, plus 3-way action (with heavy lesbo lovin') in the rest.
- Kennedy Johnston, baring all 3 B's while gettin' it on. The sex in vids 4-5 doesn't look that fake!
- Adult star Nicole Sheridan baring all while doin' it in a variety of positions.
- Nicole Sheridan is joined by another adult star, Dolorian, for so lesbian love with leather and bondage.
'Caps and comments by Dann:
Wild Things has become a formula, and this third of the batch sticks to the formula pretty closely.
Rich spoiled-brat 18 year-old girl schemes with poor across-the-tracks girl to screw somebody out of a lot of money, in this case her evil stepfather. They have lesbian sex, three-way sex with a male co-conspirator, and eventually get out-schemed by other schemers.
While Wild Things 2 was a pale imitation of the original, this third effort is pretty good. Every element is there, so of course there's not a lot of surprises, but for some reason it simply works better than 2; the acting is better, the script is better, and it's probably closer to the original than the second one.
Regardless of how you felt about the second movie, if you liked the original, you won't hate Diamonds in the Rough. I do suspect that some (but not all) of the nudity by the two female stars used body doubles, but even so, they looked great.
DeadLamb's latest review of Prime Time skin!
|Denise all wet, see-thru, covered in champagne, topless, showing thong views and making out with Neve Campbell in one of our favorite sleazy-fun movies, "Wild Things".
|A few more versions of Jessica looking Alba-licious in a bikini on the MTV series "Trippin".
|The "Las Vegas" babes showing their usual 'full house' of cleavage.
||Co-star of the WB series "What I Like About You" showing some impressive cleavage.
||Xena in a wonderbra. Scenes from the mega-lo budget sci-fi flick, "Locusts" (2005).
||Wearing a very skimpy and sexy outfit on a recent episode of "CSI".
||The original Bond Babe just a little bit topless in scenes from "The Blue Max" (1966).
||Briefly topless and baring her bum in scenes from the German movie "Otto ist auf Frauen scharf" (1968).
||The French actress topless in scenes from the 1970 Bernardo Bertolucci movie, "Il Conformista" (1970).
|Full frontal nudity in scenes from something called "Uschi & Uschi".
||The voice of Marge Simpson in Germanay...here she is playing a topless dancer in scenes from "Alle Menschen werden Brüder" aka "All People Will Be Brothers" (1973).
||The long time star of French cinema baring all 3 B's in scenes from 1980's "La Dame aux camélias" aka "The True Story of Camille".
||Another Bond Babe, and the only Yankee from UC99 today. Here she is at her topless best in the 80's B-movie classic, "Beastmaster" (1982).
|The "Arrested Development", "The Village" and "The Hebrew Hammer" co-star in a brief topless scene from "Adaptation." (2002). Look for her on the big screen this fall in the upcoming Cameron Crowe movie, "Elizabethtown".
|Excellent 'caps by the Skin-man featuring Mia topless in last Sunday's episode of "The L Word".
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
MICHAEL JACKSON UPDATE: DEBBIE ROWE TESTIFIES
See You Later, Incubator - Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe testified
Wednesday. To the D.A.'s dismay, she said her video defending him wasn't
rehearsed, and she wants to be reacquainted with him because "he's my
friend." But she did admit she made the video in hopes she'd get to see
her kids for the first time in 2-1/2 years, and she lied in praising his
parenting skills. She also admitted they never lived together, and she
signed away her parental rights in 2001 because her multi-million dollar
custody agreement was too complicated and allowed her to see them only for
eight hours every 45 days, at a hotel, under a nanny's strict supervision.
There! THAT'S how Michael Jackson should be allowed to visit with
And it was impossible to see their faces through the little veils.
She'd stand in the parking lot, and he'd dangle them over a balcony
railing so she could see them.
That's the hard part about selling your children to a suspected
pedophile: all the complicated paperwork.
Even Lisa Marie Presley is thinking, "This woman is nuts!"
OREOS CHANGE TO BECOME HEALTHIER
Good News For Ruben Studdard - Wednesday, Kraft Foods announced that
despite 93 years of popularity, the Oreo recipe is being changed. Kraft
said they've heard lots of concerns about trans fats, which make baked
goods delicious and creamy, but clog your arteries. So after two years and
millions of dollars in research, they say they've finally developed a
healthier Oreo with no trans fats, but which tastes the same. They say you
can still dunk it, lick out the middle or twist it apart, just like the
Or do what I do: dip them in batter and fry them in margarine.
This is great news for all the health-conscious Oreo addicts.
It turned out to be simple: they just replaced the trans fats with lard.
DARTH VADER NEWS: MAY THE POLICE FORCE BE WITH YOU
"Don't Tell My Mom!" - Chris Gedge of Old Stratford, England, was on his
way to a promotional gig dressed as Darth Vader with two friends in the
back seat dressed as "Star Wars" Stormtroopers, when he was pulled over by
cops. He said they asked him who he was, and he told them he was "the Dark
Lord of the Sith." They ticketed him for not wearing a seat belt.
You don't NEED to see his identification....these aren't the dorks you're looking for.
They ran a license check to see if that was really the Dark Lord of the
Sith's '89 Subaru.
They didn't ticket the Stormtroopers...Professional courtesy.
As Predictable As The Last Two Movies - In a poll by the movie magazine
Empire, "Star Wars" fans chose "The Empire Strikes Back" as the best of the
movies; Han Solo as the favorite hero, followed by Obi-Wan and Luke
Skywalker; and Darth Vader was named best "Star Wars" villain.
Darth Vader was both surprised and thrilled.
Although the character you'd least like to be stranded on an island with
was Jar-Jar Binks.
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