"Power of Attorney"
Power of Attorney (1995) is an action/crime/drama filmed mostly in British Columbia. Elias Koteas is a hotshot deputy district attorney. As the film opens, he loses a case of a mobster accused of murder. We learn that he failed to call one of the witnesses that the state bought and paid for. His boss is unhappy, and decides to handle the prosecution of the big crime boss, Dannie Aiello, that Koteas has been after for years. Koteas, of course, goes private, and agrees to defend Aiello, after Aeillo promises that he is not guilty. Of course, we all know a crime boss would never tell a fib. Koteas is engaged to a woman who speaks in nothing but perfect cliches, but has a fling with Rae Dawn Chong, a junior partner in his new lay firm. He also has a brother who is in the business of breaking laws, not enforcing them, and has a history with Aiello.
Rae Dawn Chong shows breasts having sex in a big chair in a long, but dark scene. IMDb readers say 5.6. This seems a little generous to me, as the story is predictable, but full of plot holes, the characters are all stereotypes, and the dialogue is really trite. This is a low C-. Crime addicts may not mind it.
Rae Dawn Chong
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
I want to write volumes about Ragtime, but I am way past my
deadline, so the words will have to wait until tomorrow. The
pictures alone are pretty nifty.
First of all, the film was rated PG in the time before PG was
split into two ratings. Although a 1981 PG is not the same as a 2005
PG, because the former encompassed both today's PG and today's
PG-13, it is still quite an unexpected pleasure to find a PG film in
which the beautiful lead actress (Elizabeth McGovern) is topless in
clear light for four straight minutes of screen time, during which
she briefly shows us the rest of her body as well!
Second, McGovern did another long topless scene which was
deleted. I would not have deleted that scene for three reasons:
(1) the film is much too long and rambling, even after the cut.
Cutting the running time from 2:41 to 2:35 was not significant
enough to warrant losing good material.
(2) the scene would have plugged up a gigantic hole in the film's
(3) the scene has merit in many other ways besides the flow of
- It was essential to the character development of Younger
- It's both erotic and amusing to see Elizabeth McGovern
undressed by another women with Younger Brother watching
from the closet.
I'm not sure why, but the DVD shows the deleted footage in black
and white, with McGovern's nudity digitally blurred. Fortunately for
us, it was not quite blurred well enough, and we can pick up a
pretty good look in the occasional frame.
- McGovern in the film (1,
- McGovern in the deleted scene (1,
- The entire nude scene. (Massive download - 18 meg-
but a great scene and well worth a look. I got the sound off
by a hair, but the visuals are beautiful, and the sound synch
isn't completely irritating.)
- The entire nude portion of the deleted scene. (Large file,
10 meg, and this one is just for the completist, because the
blurring is irritating. If you want to see the nudity, view
NEW STUDY SHOWS SOME STAR WARS FANS HAVE HAD SEX
... New Data Confounds Conventional Wisdom
The Daily Show takes a look at what happens when Laura Bush
interrupts her husband in a well-rehearsed fashion.
Astronomy pic o' the day - Solar System Rising Over Fire
Big Critters - giant animals used in roadside advertising.
Remembering Pearl Harbor - time line and map with voice
narration. Impressive site.
Analysis of the Personality of Adolph Hitler with predictions
of his future behavior and suggestions for dealing with him
now and after Germany's surrender [Written in 1943;
The Big Page of Homographs, although Rick Santorum
prefers to call them "heteronyms."
Video: Dude brings a bucket of KFC to an anti-KFC Protest
David Duchovny's House of D, as reviewed by the greatest of
all movie critics, Filthy. Oh, yeah, I know Ebert
has a Pulitzer, and he's damned good, but Filthy should
by-pass the Pulitzer and get a Nobel. In fact, he should be
the next Pope, because he already has the most important
- " ... House of D thing is so fucking awful, amateurish
and incomprehensible that it shouldn't even be in junior
college film festivals, let alone commercial theaters. It's
a lead balloon dragging the mawkish corpse of Robin Williams
over the glass shards of contrived poignance."
- "Duchovny shows about as strong a grip on the real world
as an autistic boy living alone in a bomb shelter"
- The Filthmeister also turned in a bonus review of "CBS's
unwatchable Riding the Bus with my Sister." According to the
Unwashed One: "O'Donnell plays a loud, large retarded woman
who likes to ride the bus all day and make friends with
drivers and other passengers. My only question is, what took
her so long? I mean, what else is she qualified to play? She
looks at home in a bad perm and "Strawberry Shortcake"
T-shirts. Actually, she's never looked better."
- This paragraph had me howling out loud: "I liked Riding
the Bus with my Sister a hell of a lot better than House of
D because it was a more straightforward and traditional
misrepresentation of the mentally disabled. It didn't try to
get fancy or pretentious. It just said that retards are
adorable, cuddly and as stuffed with wisdom as a John
Kenneth Galbraith pinata. House of D was so damn busy trying
to find itself that it lost focus of its central point: that
retards are as magical as pixies, fairies and naked
- This could be the highlight of your day, if not your life.
Somebody made a highlight clip of
Rosie O'Donnell in Riding The Bus With My Sister.
PFC Lynndie England's defense? She's a 'tard.
- President Bush is really hoping that this defense is
legally valid for all military ranks, especially
- I smell a biopic for Rosie O'Donnell!
Crack reporter and manwhore Jeff Gannon "volunteers that his
story is more complex than described, involving secret work
for which he needed security clearance."
Steven Spielberg reviews 'Revenge of the Sith' on British
radio ... "You'll cry at the end."
A National Lampoon classic: Dick in Jane
No Shakespeare for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
They are planning to change their name to the REC, based on
their new plan to perform only the scripts of Joe Eszterhas.
This Winter season will include stage adaptations of F.I.S.T.,
Showgirls, and Burn Hollywood Burn.
Priapic Irish actor Colin Farrell offered the ol' love-shillelegh
to a 70 year old actress, Dame Eileen Atkins.
Cool images from an alternate universe: the New York that
might have been.
Hey, Paris! Apostrophes are, like, totally hot!
ABC News: An Illicit Affair on 'American Idol'? His
case is based on far more than his word. His friends and
family have met or talked to Abdul, and he saved at least one
of her recorded phone messages.
An incredible optical illusion
Weekly World News picks the WORLD'S 20 GREATEST PICKUP LINES,
none of which have even the remotest prayer of
Laura Bush Stand-Up: Transcript of First Lady's Pee-Your-Pants
Funny Remarks at the 2005 White House Correspondents Dinner.
- For those of you who really miss the drive-ins.Inflatable
- Outdoor Theater System.
Sometimes it isn't that easy to read a simple clock.
eBay item - The Jennifer Wilbanks Runaway Bride Wedding Kit!
Oscar Meyer mourns the death of Little Oscar in a funeral
procession led by the Wienermobile. I didn't make
up one word of that, and the picture is priceless.
- URL says it all:
The World Religions, Philosophies Etc. - Complete Shit List
eBay item: "Up for bid is an extremely rare 18th century tea
chest that is reputed to have been thrown into Boston Harbor
during the famous Boston Tea Party." You have to
belly up to the bar with about a million bucks if you want a
drink of this .
Diane Ducruet - self portraits
Which wise guy in the Ministry of Culture gave Ben Affleck
permission to reproduce?
Paris has reportedly lost her laptop computer containing
personal photos and videos. BFD. Is there anything
left that we haven't already seen?
For the first time since his recent release from rehab, Pat
O'Brien will speak out in an exclusive one-on-one interview
with Dr. Phil.
OVERCONFIDENT LAURA BUSH BOMBS WITH TASTELESS YO MAMA JOKES
... Rose Garden Performance Greeted With Stunned Silence
"A six-mile cab ride from Central Baghdad to Baghdad
International Airport costs $35,000."
- Wow, if it goes up another 10% it'll be as much as a
ride from Narita airport to the Shinjuku section of Tokyo!
- Back when I was traveling the world, I actually used to
keep track of stuff like this. It's important to know the
cost of a ride to the airport, because on the day you leave
their stinking cesspool of a country, you have to know how
many of their silly pastel simoleons you need to get to the
airport and escape. The ride in Tokyo requires so many bills
that you have to carry an extra suitcase full of Yen, as
well as a small shovel. It was really "only" about $275, but
of course, that was several years ago, so maybe it's up to
$35,000 by now.
(former) Wrestling babes Missy Hyatt and Sunny
The Top 99 Video Games of all time
Horrified University P.C. Police shut down student satire.
- Because going to college is all about learning to agree
with the standard platitudes, dammit!
- "College administrators have been enthusiastic
supporters of The Vagina Monologues and schools across the
nation celebrate Vagina Day every year. But when students at
Roger Williams University in Rhode Island rained on the
celebrations of V-Day by inaugurating Penis Day and staging
a satire called The Penis Monologues, the official reaction
was horror! Two participating students, Monique Stuart and
Andy Mainiero, have just received sharp letters of reprimand
and have been placed on probation by the Office of Judicial
Affairs. The costume of the P-Day mascot - a friendly
looking penis named Testaclese, has been confiscated and is
under lock and key in the office of the assistant dean of
- The Dean declared, "It's great to use imagination and
enterprise and think for yourselves, kids, as long as I
agree with those thoughts! If not, yer fuckin' outta here."
- If Voltaire had gone to that college, he'd have been
expelled. Or, as a very wise man once said, "Voltaire can
suck on my balls"
- Politics hits a new low. (I wish I had made this stuff up,
but it is real.)
Republicans: "Jesus did not filibuster." Dems: "But Jimmy
Workers in Norway have been given a legal right to look at
internet porn during company time.
Federal judges are a more serious threat to America than Al
Qaeda, according to Pat Robertson. In fact, the
Lord appeared to Robertson with the precise hierarchy of
threats to America, as follows:
- Oprah Book Club
- Federal Judges
- Martin Short
- Al Qaeda
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....
Email Scoopy Jr. if you'd like to add nominees or offer suggestions for future polls.
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
|Some of the recent sexy outfits from "Enterprise". Blalock looks fantastic in a Classic Trek outfit as well as showing off her abs. Park shows some abs and is seen wearing lingerie. Cyia Batten guest stars as a super hot green alien chick...the kind used to bang all the time.
|Showing a bunch of cleavage and wearing only black lingerie in scenes from a recent episode of "Everybody Loves Raymond".
'Caps and comments by Dann:
"The Lost Angel"
Good actors don't really save this mediocre 2004 crime thriller from Canada, because the story line's been done a million times before, and there are few surprises.
Female Police Inspector Billie Palmer is chasing a serial killer while running from allegations of brutality and using excessive force for shooting a suspect. He lived, and he's not a happy camper.
The killings seem to be patterned after an ancient devil worshipper ritual where every day for 20 days a victim is killed and displayed as if hung on a cross. After 20 days, the killer will be elevated to the devil's right hand in hell.
On top of chasing the killer, Billie is obsessed with protecting her sister, who lives with her after the brutal killing of their mother when they were younger. The sister was raped after the killing, while Billie was tied up and helpless to assist her sister.
The problem with all this is it just doesn't work well. Predictable storyline, uninspired script, good actors who really aren't convincing in their parts, just leaves you feeling that you sat down to eat a feast, and wound up with hamburger.
|Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
|The Italian actress going topless in scenes from the French film "Ah! Si j'étais riche" aka "If I Were a Rich Man" (2002).
|"The L Word" co-star showing a rare bit of breast exposure in a love scene from "The Prophecy II" (1998).
|Cleavage, upskirt views and toplessness in scenes from the French movie "Pourquoi pas moi?" aka "Why not me?" (1999).
|Here are two more 'caps of the naturally busty adult star and Skinemax babe baring all 3 B's in scenes from "Instinct to Kill" (2001).
|The "24" and "Girl Next Door" babe looking über-cute and showing some cleavage during a guest spot on Letterman.
|Señor Skin 'caps of the "Boogie Nights" and "Magnolia" co-star going topless and baring a bit of bum in scenes from the 1993 small budget flick, "Twenty Bucks" (1993).
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
GIANT BURGERS AND OTHER FAT NEWS
Want Giant Buns? - Denny's Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, Pennsylvania,
lost its claim on the world's biggest hamburger (11 pounds) when another
restaurant introduced a 12.5-pound burger. But Denny's has reclaimed the
throne with the Belly Buster, a 15-pound burger. It has 10.5 pounds of
beef, 25 cheese slices, a head of lettuce, three tomatoes, two onions, and
1-1/2 cups each of catsup, mustard, mayo, relish and banana peppers. It
costs $30, and they say it can feed a family of ten, but if you finish one
in three hours, it's free. Four men tried over the weekend, and failed.
One said it was like trying to eat half a cow.
Worse...They've all eaten half a cow before.
If only they'd said to hold the lettuce...
Ruben Studdard wants to know if they have Two-For-One Tuesdays.
CREAM REUNION SELLS OUT AT $4,000 A TICKET
Clapton Is God! Well, Him Or The Inventor Of Viagra - The original hard
rock supergroup, Cream - Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker - just
played their first reunion concert in 36 years in London. The members are
all over 60, but fans stood in line for three hours and said they were
phenomenal, even more so since they admit it was their first time
performing sober. The tickets sold out in two hours, with some fans paying
over $4,000 each on eBay, plus the expense of flying from America.
Apparently, some old hippies did put their money in the stock market.
The fans will always remember this concert...And for the first time, the
band will remember it, too.
Just like in the '60s, the fans were yelling, "Turn it up!"... But
that's because these days, they actually couldn't hear it.
CHER PLAYS FINAL SHOW...REALLY
Cart By Bob Mackie - Saturday at the Hollywood Bowl, Cher played what she
swears is the last date of her three-year, 325-show farewell tour. She
told the audience there are only two reasons people come back: if they want
money, like the Rolling Stones, or if they're old divas who have to be
adored by their fans. But the 58-year-old star joked, "I'm approaching
80," and said if she came back in five years, "I'd be driving around in one
of those carts, you know, the ones with the joysticks you see in Costco."
I think Bette Midler already does that.
"Old divas," still touring? Does she mean like Elton John?
Old divas keep touring so they won't have to SHOP at Costco.
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