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"Maybe Baby"

Maybe Baby (2001) was covered by Scoopy last week (see the link to his review below). He already covered the major plot points, and saw the fact that Hugh Lauri deceived his wife, plagiarized from her diary, and cast her would be lover to play him in the film as the gaff for the humor. I don't agree. The humor, to me, centered around their attempts to conceive, and his "sins" against Joely Richardson were meant as act two of a romantic comedy aspect. I found much of the dialogue to be laugh-out-loud funny, and I adored Tom Hollander as a trendy Scottish film maker. For me, this was one of the funniest films I have seen this year. A high C+.

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  • Joely Richardson (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)

    "Year of the Gun"

    Year of the Gun (1991) is a John Frankenheimer film starring David Raybourne as an American journalist living in Italy during the peak of Red Brigades activity, Sharon Stone as an American photojournalist, and Valeria Golino as Raybourne's girlfriend. He wants to marry her, and take her and her son away from her estranged husband and back to the US, and starts writing a novel about the Red Brigade to earn the money. He bases it entirely on tidbits that had already been published, and a guess by his boss as to whom a good kidnap target would be for the brigade. Stone thinks the work is real, and wants a piece of it.

    Raybourne has accidently hit on their real intentions, Golino is not who he thought she was, and Stone seduces him to get a look at his book. The brigade comes after all of them. The film was a little hard to follow, as it was about 30% Italian. Although they had English and Spanish subtitles, the subtitles only covered the English parts. The Rome and Venice locations are stunning, and the photography was top notch. What a shame this was a 4/3 ratio transfer. Golino and Stone both showed breasts and buns.

    IMDB readers have it at 5.3 of 10. Ebert liked it and awarded 3 stars. Were the subtitles handled properly, and if this were a widescreen version, my grade would be higher, but with exposure from two famous women, beautiful scenery, and a decent Hitchcockian story, it is still a C+.

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  • Sharon Stone (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
  • Valeria Golino (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)

    Movies

    The critics all ripped Not Another Teen Movie a new one (it averaged about one and a half stars), but all three of us watched it here at Stately Scoopy Manor, and we all laughed throughout it. Of course, we have all seen every single movie that they rag on, so maybe we have the inside track.  In the great mandala of filmed life, that continuum that runs from Citizen Kane all the way down to Ethan Hawke's Hamlet, this film is somewhere in the middle, not as near to the bottom as the critics suggested. In terms of genre parodies, it is not as good as Airplane or Police Squad or Blazing Saddles, but it's a helluva lot better than Men in Tights or Dracula, Dead and Loving It

    The DVD transfer is spectacularly good (even the deleted scenes aren't too bad - and are presented in 1.85 anamorphic format), and the DVD is filled with extras.

    • Cerina Vincent in the film (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

    • Cerina Vincent in the deleted scenes (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

    • other chickadees (1, 2, 3)

    There is no nudity in the offbeat Drew Barrymore movie, Best Men, which can best be described as a combination of slapstick humor, bloody splatter scenes, and Elizabethan poetry. The concept might have had some merit, but it would require a true genius to manage so many diverse elements, and this was directed by the same director as Crossroads, so you can draw your own conclusions about the level of genius involved.

    There is no nudity in the jingoistic war flick Behind Enemy Lines. The first forty minutes of this film are outstanding. The last hour is simple, chauvinistic, and unrealistic. Not to mention pure corn.
     

    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
    • Sarah Miles, the UK actress bares breasts, bum and bush in scenes from the 1976 movie "The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea".

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

    Brainscan
    May 2002, FHM US, in which US stands for Unlikely to Show anything. But on the cover are... THE HILTON SISTERS. Resistance was futile, I had to scan that momma. What FHM does is substitute quantity for quality: they show lots of babes, lots of skin, but oh so little of the real goodies. These scans of Paris and Nicky Hilton are typical: really small bikinis and some lingerie but the vital parts remain hidden from view. First two scans look similar: number 1 comes from an insert on the 50 hottest dates (Paris and Nicky are judged to be the top of the heap, and I would agree. In fact if I were a true believer and was promised a Hilton sister sandwich in paradise, I would strap on the ol' dynamite suit). Number 2 is from the cover, all cleaned up and everything. Then there is the pair of them dressed for bed, and finally Nicky all by her lonesome.



    A brief sampling of some other babes FHM thought would be sure fire hot dates include:

    • Actresses Alexis Thorpe (with t-shirt pulled up not nearly high enough)

    • Barret Swatek (who is said to star in Seventh Heaven, but I figure none of us has ever seen that show, right?)

    • Model Leeann Tweeden in a typical teaser pose but showing some see-through action.

    • Rebecca Grant from Fox's Under the Helmet, cleavage only in a black teddy.



    In a separate section, FHM brings us one the world's great beauties, Padma Lakshmi. These include lingerie poses in #1 and #2 and a bikini in #3. The second of these should be a whole lot more revealing but there is some indication someone got out the air brush and it sure as hell was not me.

    • Padma Lakshmi (1, 2, 3)



    Last up is fashion model and friend to rock stars, Rachel Hunter. Some of these pics were terribly familiar, and so they should be since they showed up in the Jan 2002 edition of Arena. What's all that about? Since when did magazines that should be rivals start to share pics of babes? Isn't that the magazine equivalent of cross-posting? So the first of these shows two pics, the left from FHM, the right from Arena. And just when you convince yourself they are the same picture you notice Rachel's left forearm is closer to her side in one than in the other. Result: two separate pics, taken maybe 100 milliseconds apart, but showing Ms. Hunter's first-class bum. Not too shabby. The second offering is a collage of two pics that, again, should have been more revealing and which suggest the use of the dreaded air brush. A slow and painful death to whomever thought that was a good idea.

    • Rachel Hunter (1, 2)

    Variety
    Kirsten Dunst
    (1, 2, 3, 4)

    Plenty of partial breast exposure at Monday night's "Spiderman" premiere. I know her fans will especially love #2!

    Dominique Swain
    (1, 2)

    Two huge scans of the young actress. Not topless, but she might as well be with wearing something so see-thru!

    Cerina Vincent
    (1, 2, 3, 4)

    Showing off a spectacular set of store-bought boobs in scenes from "Not Another Teen Movie". Link #4 also shows her mighty fine bum. Great collages by Penman.

    Debora Calý
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

    All 3 B's, plus gyno-views in scenes from the Tinto Brass movie "Sogno". A collection of 3 erotic shorts from the famous master of Euro-smut.

    Christina Ricci
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

    Cleavage and undies on Monday night's episode of Ally McCancelled. Vidcaps by DAI.

    Lena Headey Topless 'caps by Dann of the British actress in scenes from "Aberdeen" (2000).

    Milla Jovovich A sexy scan with a subtle breast peek. Very nice.

    Jordan Ladd Just barely keeping the twins restrained in scenes from "Nowhere", by DeVo.

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

    Scoop,

    A couple of stories you might enjoy. For the first two, you need to see the photos. I love the photo of the anonymous horse in the second one...

    The Rear Of The Year Awards

    Perv and the anonymous horse


    The other two are from IMDB News. They involve Britney Spears, Pamela Anderson and raunchy sex. What are the odds?...



    Britney's Pre-Teen Sex Lessons
    Movie star Ryan Gosling feels responsible for Britney Spears' sexuality because he corrupted her when they were both members of TV's Mickey Mouse Club. Gosling admits he got into trouble for imparting carnal knowledge to the likes of Mouseketeers Britney, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake. He explains, "They would come and ask me questions about sex, and I just told them what I heard - like positions and stuff. All the other mothers went to Disney and told them I was corrupting their kids. I feel somewhat responsible for how sexual she is right now. When I see her with a snake around her neck, I think, 'Did I do that?'"



    Kid Rock's Sex Toy Party For Pam
    Kid Rock surprised fiancee Pamela Anderson with an X-rated engagement party at her Malibu, California mansion. The rap-rocker wanted to do something special for his sexy squeeze, so he invited 100 of their closest pals and told each one to bring a sex toy as a gift. A friend reveals, "Kid arranged for Pam to go shopping with one of her pals from TV show "V.I.P.". While they were out the guests arrived at her house armed with their naughty gifts." Another pal elaborates, "Pam and Kid got an assortment of sex toys and adult novelties, including sterling silver handcuffs, a black leather bra and thong set, edible underwear and silk sheets." The amazed actress gushed, "I can't believe this. This is a huge shock - totally unexpected. But it is without doubt the best party ever."


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



    * BEYONCE GETS DOWN AND DIRTY WITH MINI-ME
    BEYONCE KNOWLES is set to shock fans when AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER hits screens this summer (02) - because her character has sex with MINI-ME.

    The DESTINY'S CHILD stunner, 20, features in the third installment of the hit comedy franchise as MIKE MYERS' AUSTIN POWERS' Afro-clad FOXXY CLEOPATRA.

    And as well as trying to keep a straight face throughout her many comedic scenes, the BOOTYLICIOUS beauty had to face the embarrassment of getting down and dirty with diminutive Austin Powers clone Mini-Me, played by VERNE TROYER.

    She recalls, "There's one scene with Mini-Me that's really, really ... I never imagined anything like this would ever happen to me.

    "I had to mentally prepare myself, and he did too. I think he was more embarrassed than I was." (RGS/LA/IG)



    * GUY RITCHIE'S MOVIE "DISASTER"
    GUT RITCHIE's new movie has been dubbed a "disaster" that is sure to flop at the box office.

    The flick, a remake of seventies film SWEPT AWAY starring Ritchie's wife MADONNA, has already been withdrawn from next month's (MAY02) CANNES FILM FESTIVAL.

    And bosses at SONY PICTURES are said to be concerned after the film was panned by a test screening audience.

    A movie source told Britain's DAILY STAR newspaper, "I'm afraid it's a bad remake of a bad film and has disaster written all over it.

    "Madonna actually puts in quite a good performance. But she really only has to play herself, which is a role she can do."

    The news comes after producer MATTHEW VAUGHN confessed several scenes had to be re-edited.

    Test audiences were said to have been shocked by a scene that showed Madonna's character being beaten up.

    The movie - which also stars JENNIFER ANISTON - was originally due to hit cinema screens this summer, but Sony are refusing to confirm a release date. (IG/WNTST)