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"Husbands and Wives"

Husbands and Wives (1992) is a Woody Allen comedy that everyone except me loved. For me, it was a brief nipple flash by Judy Davis sandwiched between interminable ranting and lamenting by Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Sydney Pollack and Judy Davis. Pollack and Davis, long time best friends of Farrow and Allen, announce that they are splitting. For the next 108 minutes, we are treated to a whole lot of Allen's typical obsessive dialogue.

Ebert says 3 1/2 stars, and IMDB readers have it at 7.4 of 10. The film won a few BAFTA awards, and two Oscar nominations. On the other hand, it earned $10.6M against a budget of 20. The genre is Woody Allen comedy, and this is a good example of one. C.

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    "Más que amor, frenesí"

    Más que amor, frenesí (1996) is a Spanish comedy about 20 something drug using, sex seeking Madrid residents and the Madrid club scene in the 90's. Probably the best way to give you an idea is to introduce some of the players.

    Ingrid Rubio, Beatriz Santiago and Cayetana Guillén Cuervo share a flat. Rubio is the main character, is an art student, has an openly gay classmate for a best friend, and recently broke up with the love of her life who did her wrong. Cuervo is a sex maniac, a heavy drug user, and bartender at the club. Santiago has bright reddish orange hair, and is a radical.

    As the film starts, Rubios ex boyfriend, and gigolo, is present when someone credited only as Amanda shoots herself because she can't stand her jealous boyfriend any longer. The ex-boyfriend (Nancho Novo) is a suspect in what the police think is a murder, and hot foots it back to Madrid with the police on his trail. The policeman, of course, turns out to be the crazy lover Amanda killed herself to avoid. Novo works for pimp and lesbian Bibi Anderson, is seduced by Cuervo, and ends up with Rubio. Anderson is seen pawing a young Maite Pastor, her current female lover. Through in some gays, some sexually ambigous types, and three way over the top transvestites, and you are getting an idea. It is a good film for nudity:

    Ingrid Rubio - Breasts and buns with Novo.
    Cayetana Guillén Cuervo - Breasts and a bush closeup
    Bibi Anderson - Full frontal
    Maite Pastor - Breasts
    Amanda - full frontal.

    The transfer is ok, except for a lot of dirt specs, and the sub-titles, which are not a very good translation, and are white, even over white scenes, can't be turned off. IMDB readers have it at 6.7 of 10. It has lots of pace, a dizzying array of odd, but mostly under-developed characters, and a plot that frequently becomes muddled. Despite this, it is an K watch. C+.

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  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)


    There is a new Encyclopedia volume dedicated to a swell gal that Chris Berman would call Mariel "Boat Lift" Hemingway.

    Just as a passing note. Angelina Jolie has been saying recently that her nudity in "Gia" was just topless. While that is true for the DVD version, which is also the one shown on HBO, it is not true for the unrated version, which is readily available on video tape.


    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 I inexplicably determined there might be something of interest.
    • A blue asterisk indicates the review is written by Tuna (or Lawdog or Junior or C2000 or Realist or ICMS or somebody else besides me)
    • If there is no asterisk, I wrote it, but am too ashamed to admit it.

    Graphic Response
    • Ashley Judd, in a steamy sex scene from "Normal Life"

    • Jamie Luner, toplessness in a dark scene from one of the thousands of Michael Madsen straight-to-vid movies. This one is called "Sacrifice".

    • Mira Sorvino topless and showing a bit of bum in "Norma Jean & Marilyn"

    Be sure to pay Graphic Response a visit at his website. www.graphic-barry.com.


    Today Daneen Boone is out of the tub and along with Kimberly Rowe, winds up in a game of strip poker with a couple of the studs in "Crazy Love".

    • Daneen Boone topless. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

    • Kimberly Rowe topless. (1, 2)

    Portia de Rossi
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

    From the flagship movie of celebrity nudity, "Sirens". Full frontal nudity in links 3, 4 and 10, undies in 1 and 2, and topless in the rest. Great 'caps by Aesthete.s

    Anna Kournikova
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    The REAL Anna! A couple of nice cleavage pics of the hot, young tennis star out in public.

    Yuri Kinugawa
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    All 3 B's in scenes from the Kiwi flick, "Memory and Desire"

    Kylie Bax Loses her top in scenes from "Get Over It"! Thanks to C2000.

    Yamila Diaz
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    The super model looks mighty nice in skimpy leather outfits (links #1 and #2) on the pages of the June 02 issue of Maxim. In #3 there is a slight hint of areola.

    Pat Reeder The Comedy Wire
    Pat's comments in yellow...


    Here is TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time." Lots of argument material here. Beats me how you can put both "Donahue" and "Oprah" on such a list and not even mention Ernie Kovacs. Guess someone at TV Guide really likes crap. And "Bewitched"? Sure, I thought Elizabeth Montgomery was really cute, but if "Bewitched" is the 50th greatest TV show of all time, what would #51 have been? "Rango?" -- Pat Reeder

    Jr's comments: I agree with Pat, plenty of items to dispute here. But at least they got one thing right and placed "The Simpsons" in the top 10!

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- It was facetiously billed as the "show about nothing," but the editors of TV Guide rank the NBC smash comedy hit Seinfeld as the greatest television show of all time.

    The 1990s show starring comedian Jerry Seinfeld as a New York comedian hanging out with three of his pals -- Elaine, George and Kramer -- topped TV Guide's list of the 50 most entertaining or influential TV series in American pop culture.

    The list, appearing in next week's issue, will get the countdown treatment in an ABC special on May 13, TV Guide's 50 Best Shows of All Time, part of the magazine's celebration of its golden anniversary.

    The 50 entries, chosen and ranked by TV Guide editors, consist of regularly scheduled series spanning more than a half century of TV, going as far back as NBC's pioneering live comedy/variety program, Your Show of Shows. TV movies, miniseries and specials were not eligible.

    Prime time accounts for most of the shows, though a few daytime programs made the list -- NBC's Today (No. 17) and the syndicated talk shows Donahue (No. 29) and The Oprah Winfrey Show (No. 49).

    On the late-night front, the CBS Late Show with David Letterman got the highest ranking, at No. 7, beating out even NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (No. 12). Letterman's arch rival -- and Carson's successor -- Jay Leno, failed to make the cut. ABC's Nightline ranked 23rd. NBC dominated the list with 17 shows, which, besides Seinfeld, ranged from Saturday Night Live at No. 10 to the Judd Hirsch sitcom Taxi, which also aired on ABC, at No. 48.

    CBS made the list with 16 shows, led by I Love Lucy at No. 2, and boasted five other programs in the top 10, including The Honeymooners (No. 3), All in the Family (No. 4), 60 Minutes (No. 6) and The Andy Griffith Show (No. 9).

    A total of eight ABC shows made the list, led by the late-1980s, early '90s drama thirtysomething, while Fox had two entries -- animated sitcom satire The Simpsons at No. 8 and sci-fi thriller The X-Files at No. 37. The only other cartoon series to make the list was ABC's Rocky and His Friends at No. 47.

    Cable TV was represented by just two shows -- mob drama The Sopranos at No. 5 and Garry Shandling's The Larry Sanders Show at No. 38, both on HBO. Public TV also had two series on the list -- the landmark children's program Sesame Street (No. 27) and the pioneering 1973 "reality" series An American Family (No. 32). But modern-day reality hit Survivor was snubbed, as were all game shows. Not even Who Wants to Be a Millionaire made the list.

    The fledgling networks the WB and UPN had to settle for one shared entry, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which has aired on both outlets.

    The following is the complete list:

    1. Seinfeld (NBC)
    2. I Love Lucy (CBS)
    3. The Honeymooners (CBS)
    4. All in the Family (CBS)
    5. The Sopranos (HBO)
    6. 60 Minutes (CBS)
    7. Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)
    8. The Simpsons (Fox)
    9. The Andy Griffith Show (CBS)
    10. Saturday Night Live (NBC)
    11. The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS)
    12. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (NBC)
    13. The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS)
    14. Hill Street Blues (NBC)
    15. The Ed Sullivan Show (CBS)
    16. The Carol Burnett Show (CBS)
    17. Today (NBC)
    18. Cheers (NBC)
    19. thirtysomething (ABC)
    20. St. Elsewhere (NBC)
    21. Friends (NBC)
    22. ER (NBC)
    23. Nightline (ABC)
    24. Law & Order (NBC)
    25. M*A*S*H (CBS)
    26. The Twilight Zone (CBS)
    27. Sesame Street (PBS)
    28. The Cosby Show (NBC)
    29. Donahue (syndicated)
    30. You Show of Shows (NBC)
    31. The Defenders (CBS)
    32. An American Family (PBS)
    33. Playhouse 90 (CBS)
    34. Frasier (NBC)
    35. Roseanne (ABC)
    36. The Fugitive (ABC)
    37. The X-Files (Fox)
    38. The Larry Sanders Show (HBO)
    39. The Rockford Files (NBC)
    40. Gunsmoke (CBS)
    41. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (WB/UPN)
    42. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (NBC)
    43. Bonanza (NBC)
    44. The Bob Newhart Show (CBS)
    45. Twin Peaks (ABC)
    46. Star Trek: The Next Generation (syndicated)
    47. Rocky and His Friends (ABC)
    48. Taxi (ABC/NBC)
    49. The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)
    50. Bewitched (ABC)

    Celeb Gossip
    Celebrity gossip from Wayne Davis, the Walter Winchell of the new millennium

    The long-awaited third TERMINATOR film is set to blow the previous two out of the water, according to on-set spies.

    ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER is joined by newcomer KRISTANNA LOKEN as the lethal female Terminator, and those in the know say the $224 million (£160 million) film is shaping up to be a real knockout.

    An on-set observer says, "So far everything that's been filmed has been about blowing stuff up.

    "Arnie's back in black leather and the TERMINATRIX is decked out in skintight brown leather. She looks the part. sexy and evil.

    "There's been a lot of cars getting blown up and also fighting in and around a hospital.

    "This will be the best one yet. A lot of the budget has gone on three things - Arnie, special effects and a decent script.

    "While many people may not have heard of the other stars, they're up to the task. The producers spent months making sure they had the right people for the roles." (NFA/WNTRE/ES)

    Sexy singer CHRISTINA AGUILERA point out one sight which always delights her eyes - women with ample buttocks.

    The svelte LADY MARMALADE beauty, 21, likes to see nothing more than a derriere reminiscent of that of JENNIFER LOPEZ's - so much so that she pities those without healthy butt portions.

    She says, "I love to see a girl with a good booty. Curves are super-sexy.

    "The thing I hate is a girl who's got big fake boobs and no butt. I'm like, 'What happened to her?'" (RGS/ALL/ES)

    Wrestler turned actor THE ROCK seems to have allowed Hollywood's temptations to get to him already - he's had a boob job.

    The bulky tough guy, 30, who currently sits stop the American movie charts with his new action flick THE SCORPION KING, admits he underwent liposuction surgery on his breasts.

    He says, "I had some fat sucked out. It was an aesthetic thing. I didn't like the way my chest looked, so I had that done. It didn't hurt at all."

    The Rock, whose real name is DWAYNE JOHNSON, says he was awake during the entire procedure and it left only tiny scars on his pecs.

    But his followers a stunned to say the least at the congenial star's choice surgery.

    TIM HAYES of WRESTLING WORLD MAGAZINE remarks, "Lipo, plastic surgery, face lifts - those are the end of things wrestlers just don't do. Usually, the worse you look, the tougher you seem and the more the crowd will respond to you." (RGS/TG/ES)

    OSCAR-winning actress GWYNETH PALTROW was so devastated by the negative comments made about the ill-fitting, see-through stretch top that she wore to this year's (02) OSCARS that she put it in a plastic bag and tossed it in the trash. (RGS/TG/ES)

    From the Mail Bag
    Hey Scoop!

    I heard that Michelle Williams supposedly gets nekkid in the upcoming film "Me Without You". This movie was released in the U.K. last year and has seen some film festival screen time. Got any pictures?