"... and God Spoke"
... and God Spoke (1993) is a mocumentary of two indie film makers, a producer and director, who have managed to secure studio money to make an epic film of the bible. Given the book sales, the producer figures the potential market is enormous. The first problem is casting, when they find out that even with a substantial budget, they can't get their first choices for God or Moses or the Virgin Mary. Their initial script, which covered the entire bible, old and new testament, seemed a little overly-ambitious even to them, so they cut out the boring parts. On the first day of shooting, they discovered that their Eve had a tattoo from her breasts to her crotch, and then that their snake was poisonous and not defanged. To top it off, their DP added a bunch of filters to symbolize what he saw as the dark days of mankind, resulting in a nearly black reel of film.
And so it went, from day one through the studio cuts and eventually dropping the project, to completing it with their own money. I don't want to give too much away, as most of the fun is in getting there, but to illustrate, Moses was played by Soupy Sales as Soupy Sales. Just before he takes his position to bring the commandments back from the mountain, the producer whispers something in his ear. Cameras roll, and he walks down with the stone tablets, and a six pack of coke. Seems the producer had made a deal for product placement.
The exposure comes early in the film, when they are talking about their first films, which included the immortal fictional classic, Nude Ninjas. Monique Parent, Ashley Rhey and Lisa Comshaw are topless and wielding swords in the included clip. IMDb readers have this at 6.0. I admit this is my sort of material, as I adore indie films, and am fascinated by the process of making them, but I enjoyed every moment of this film. This is a high C+, a very well made film for a limited audience.
Monique Parent, Ashley Rhey and Lisa Comshaw
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
Hitchhikers Guide #1, with a $22 million weekend.
- On the other side of the coin, XXX: State of the Union
got no better than a disappointing third place to go with
some weak reviews. (15% positive at RT). Investors must be
feelin' kinda panicky about that one, because it came in at
about half of expectations. For example,
The Weekend Warrior estimated $27.6 million for XXX, but
it came in at $13.7 - and Warrior was pretty damned close on
all the other movies!
"(He) was seriously thinking of becoming a monk. And he
thought he had to be celibate to maintain the purity of his
instrument ... it became obvious we had to split.' " The
speaker: Mimi Rogers. The subject Tom Cruise. In other words,
virginal Katie is his dream-girl.
Virgin gone wild! A nice quality soundless clip of Katie
Holmes's great topless scene in The Gift. Submitter wrote,
"Cruise movie opens July 29th (U.S. Premiere July 27th, with a
half dozen foreign premieres in following 2 weeks). Katie
movie Batman Begins opens July 15th (with an equal number of
Premieres in following 2 weeks). Amazing how this works out:
He’s got 2 weeks to go to all her premieres, and he won’t be
alone on the red carpet for any of his. The timing, I’m sure,
is entirely coincidental. …plus (in their minds, at least)
they’ve eclipsed the publicity that the summer’s BIG showbiz
couple is going to get (Brad & Angelina). It's gotta be a
coincidence -- BTW, I wonder what Katie and Penelope were
at a movie premiere about a month ago.
Girl Scouts Sue Deadbeat Cookie Buyers
Enjoy Your Freedom - Our Days May Be Numbered! OK, this
article is not funny or even especially good, but it caught my
eye because the web site is "Bella Online - the voice of
women", and the article is written by a guy.
Doc Bwana's Shrunken Head Museum!
The Art of James Bond
Laura Bush cracks risque jokes at the White House
- "I'm proud of George. He's learned a lot about ranching
since that first year, when he tried to milk the horse.
What's worse, it was a male horse," she said.
The "more cowbell" phenomenon.
Report: U.S. Foreign Policy Hurting American Students' Chances
Of Getting Laid Abroad
eBay item - NAPOLEON DYNAMITE STYLE TIME MACHINE MODULUS UNCLE
RICO. Incredibly, the bids are already more than $200
- The fourth annual Film
Festival ended on a political note on Saturday when
Tribeca's top feature film prize went to 'Stolen Life,' a
Chinese drama that its director said was banned in her native
RIAA - over 10,000 sued.
HEAVY METAL HAPPY HOUR!
- Submitter wrote: "Way cheesy, but lovable, horror lounge
heavy metal piano cover band. Gotta be seen, and heard, to
be believed. Kinda sorta sounds good, if you like the songs
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.
Scoop came up with a good idea for our next poll that should stir up some conversation, if not some controversy.
This week's poll....
The Most Overrated movie.
Here's a short list to kick things off...
Eyes Wide Shut
The English Patient
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Blair Witch Project
Chariots of Fire
Dances Wiith Wolves
The Empire Strikes Back
The Phantom Menace
Out of Africa
Life is Beautiful
Requiem for a Dream
Gone With The Wind
Email Scoopy Jr. if you'd like to add nominees.
Here are 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
Best Lesbian Love Scenes
'Caps and comments by Spaz:
The 'L' Word season one DVD set.
Various guest stars.
'Caps and comments by Dann:
I suspect people either like the Blade series, or they don't, and if you do, the third one will be enjoyable.
Blade, a vampire hybrid, hunts and kills vampires. In this one, he's now wanted by the FBI (guess to them, dead vampires count), so he joins forces with a group called the Nightstalkers, ex-vampires whose goal is also to kill vampires. Things get really dicey when the baddest ass of them all, Dracula, shows up to play.
The stories are as limited as the comic books they came from, but the action and special effects are top-notch, so I've enjoyed all three
'Caps and comments by Oz:
There's an unidentified topless stripper in The Badge and Cindy Roubal is a naked corpse. It's just some nice caps of Patricia Arquette and J C Seally.
It seems that whenever I hear Cybill Shepherd talking on the tele, she is always talking about her sexual conquests. In Chances Are she is in her underwear.
- Cybill Shepherd
Some brief breast exposure by Caryn Ward during a ménage à trois, with Golden Brooks one of the others. Also some more sexy shots of Vivica A. Fox.
- Caryn Ward
- Golden Brooks
- Vivica A. Fox
"It Runs in the Family"
Some pokies and a thong view by Michelle Monaghan in It Runs in the Family.
"Agent Cody Banks"
Plenty of cleavage by Angie Harmon in Agent Cody Banks.
There's nudity in Stealing Home but there's nothing visible. Nice caps of Beth Broderick, Jodie Foster and Yvette Croskey.
"Waltz of the Toreadors"
No nudity just some nice sexy caps of the late French actress Dany Robin in the 60s comedy Waltz of the Toreadors.
Again, no nudity in Goodfellas but some sexy caps of Lorraine Braccco when she stuffs a gun down the front of her knickers.
|aka Avalon aka Stacy Noel aka Tracy Smith. Here is the adult film and Skinemax babe showing off her beautiful big'uns while gettin' it on in scenes from "Forbidden".
|The former Pet baring all 3 B's in scenes from the 80's comedy classic "Amazon Women on the Moon".
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