Calendar Girls (2003) has been covered more than once by Scoopy, and I finally got the chance to screen it. By the end of act two, it was headed for my top 100 of all time list, and then they ran out of conflict to drive act three, so they manufactured some, changing the tone of the film, and not in a good way. To refresh your memory, it is the true story of a group of middle aged women from the Ladies Institute in a small village in Yorkshire, who decide to make a nude calendar to raise money for a sofa for the family waiting room at their local hospital. One of their husbands died that year of Leukemia, and they noticed how deplorable the sofa was.
While they focused on getting the calendar shot, and produced, and then becoming a far larger success than any of them could have imagined, the film was dead brilliant, but the climax of the story, being flown to LA for the Leno show, came about 30 minutes before they wanted to end it. To create some dramatic tension, they manufactured trouble at home and a strained relationship with her best friend for Helen Miren's character, and I liked it much better as a feel good comedy about believable people that could easily be my neighbors.
The ladies are, as of this writing, well on their way to earning one million pounds, and have not only paid for the new sofa, but an entire new wing dedicated to Leukemia. Scoopy has already written the nudity summary, and audience and critical response. Even with the flawed last act, this is a very enjoyable film, and one that I will watch again. C+.
Star 80 (1983) was director Bob Fosse's final film. It tells the true story of Dorothy Stratton, Playmate of the year in 1980. It is packaged somewhat like a docu-drama, but features a strong performance (Golden Globe nominated) by Eric Roberts as Paul Snider, a petty hustler who discovered Dorothy, seduced her, helped launch her career, then killed her in a jealous rage. Mariel Hemingway is not given as much credit for her performance, but I liked the way she subtly transformed from young, naive hick to mature sophisticate.
Hemingway is naked a lot, sometimes posing for the camera, and sometimes in stills that flash on the screen. We see her breasts, and buns. IMDb readers have this at 6.2 of 10. It is based on a book called Death of a Centerfold by Theresa Carpenter. The problem with the story is that we pretty much know how it is going to end practically from the first scene, and everyone in the film, as well as everyone in the audience, can tell from the beginning that Snider is an asshole except Hemingway's character. The DVD is bare bones 4/3 with a very quiet mono soundtrack. This is not at all well made, and feels more like a TV movie of the week than a major film. Still, it is watchable, and has excellent nudity. C-.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
There isn't any nudity in Dogville (except for
Stellan Skarsgaard's middle-aged bum), so the long debate about it
doesn't really belong on this page, but in the Movie House. Go
here to read what JK,
a long-time reader, and I had to say, point and counterpoint.
The advance demand for Shrek 2 is so "ogre-whelming" that the
release date has been pushed back two days to a Wednesday.
I guess they are expecting it to achieve mega-blockbuster status.
Greg Rucka, the writer of the new WONDER WOMAN movie, says that
Charisma Carpenter has lost the chance to appear as the lead
character because she posed for Playboy Huh?? So T&A
and a buff body will be a liability for the role? Is Katharine
Hepburn still alive?
The Daily Show looks at the military abuses in Iraq
A Lunar Eclipse Mosaic - impressive
Here's the first trailer for Catwoman. It looks better
than I expected, although the costime is High Cheese.
The last man is no longer standing. American Idol is now between
Mac OS X riddled with security holes. Secunia has given
the five - yes, five - new patches a "highly critical" rating and
warned that they may allow hijacking, security bypass, data
manipulation, privilege escalation, denial of service and system
The Sasser worm took down the computers of the UK Coast Guard.
Who composed the score for the old Flash Gordon serial?
- Borowitz Report:
SADDAM CALLS PRISONER ABUSE 'TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE' "The
Work of Amateurs", Madman Says
The complete transcript of President Bush's interview on Al
Super Secret Celebrity Secrets Vol. 1
The Mailinator - very useful temporary e-mail address
Fundie Christian far-right nutburger Judge Moore is acting like a
candidate for the Presidency.
WELCOME TO EXIT MUNDI: A COLLECTION OF END-OF-WORLD SCENARIOS
- Here is the trailer for
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
The trailer for Undertaking Betty - a black comedy which features
Walken as an undertaker who wants to put the fun back in "fun"erals.
The great cast includes Brenda Blethyn, Alfred Molina, and Naomi
Here's a behind the scenes featurette about King Arthur.
The international trailer from - The Day After Tomorrow
Pro Volleyball Player and Model Gabrielle Reese Signs on to Cloud
Nine: "Reece will play a professional volleyball player
named Christina who doesn't approve of a team of
volleyball-playing strippers "
The Smoking Gun offers a complete copy of the military
investigative report into abuses perpetrated by soldiers working
at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad.
A 44-year-old woman told police she robbed a string of banks to
raise money to pay for surgery for her cancerous cat. A
STRING of banks? How much does cat surgery cost?
Man shoots six giant nails into his own skull - and he's doing
fine. "I've had worse!"
The first accurate biography of the poet, Walt "Big Wally"
Whitman. Sounds like it comes out of Wikipedia! Note
the teacher's comment on the bottom.
Buried Iraqi Jets
Now THIS is a cool golf cart.
Mythical Serpents are an endangered species in Sweden
The Yeti and the Penguin - the internet's equivalent of Mickey
ADIRONDACK HOCKEY TEAM ANNOUNCES FINALISTS IN NAME THE TEAM
SWEEPSTAKES - 'MULLETEERS' AMONG THE FINAL SIX.
The woman who was assigned Chris Rock's old cell phone number.
Very entertaining stuff. ...
USATODAY.com - 25 hottest under 25.
Images of American GIs supposedly raping and sexually abusing
Iraqi women were actually taken by Arabic websites from Hungarian
porno sites! The URLs of the sites are found within.
Lindsay Lohan almost falling out of her dress.
Lindsay Lohan really falling out of her dress.
A giant squid will fuck anything that moves. This movie
rights for this book have already been optioned, with Colin
Farrell pencilled in as the giant squid.
This week, Wisconsin is full of monkey shit. Well,
Kate Beckinsale: brainy, funny, and ... oh, yeah ... one hot
Barbie-shaped women are more fertile.
- Well, Michael Moore is in teh news again, so here's POINT
POINT: 'Bowling For Truth' ---- a line-by-line breakdown of
Bowling for Columbine , and
COUNTERPOINT: Wacko Attacko, Moore's response.
I searched Amazon.com for "Bertolt Brecht", and it took me
directly to the page for "Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama".
Apparently Brecht did some slumming when he wasn't working on
Mother Courage and The Threepenny Opera.
Actor/model Tyrese is up for the lead role in LUKE CAGE
and it seems that news may be confirmed in the coming weeks. ..
Gwyneth Paltrow may quit acting until her kids are grown.
- Today's big news in Norway:
New embassy fence built in downtown Oslo. Construction expected to
take a year. It is supposed to be designed to prevent
terrorist attacks. That seems like an implausible justification,
given that time frame, unless they figure the terrorists are
entitled to a year of free access!
Steven Seagal grows in stature - by about 70 pounds.
He'll be wearing Brando's second-hand muu-muus before long.
MichaelMoore.com givers the expected reaction to Disney's decision
to block Miramax distribution of Michael's new film.
This is only the beginning of the story.
- Moore ends up the big winner on this. I'm sure he will find
some way to distribute the film eventually, if not theatrically,
then on DVD, and when he does, all this "censorship" publicity
will drive additional sales! In effect, Moore is letting Disney
and the mainstream media do his promotional campaign for free,
while also getting the opportunity to scream "censorship" and
push his agenda. (Remember how Bill O'Reilly and his pals drove
Al Franken's incredibly crappy book toward the top of the
- Having said that, I don't know what else Disney could have
done. They are into bland entertainment and they avoid
controversy whenever possible. They didn't want to piss off
either one of the Bushes, especially Florida Bush - Florida is
essential to their profit structure. The situation forced them
to make a good faith effort to show that they were not
supporting Miramax on this project.
- If you don't know the politics involved, Disney and its
Miramax division have been fighting over this from Day 1. Disney
just didn't want the kind of attention that this kind of project
generates. Miramax's Harvey Weinstein, however, mixes up his
profit motive with Democratic politics, and has consistently
encouraged Moore on this project.
- Overseas rights have apparently been secured, so North
America is the remaining battleground.
Defamer.com. Here is a site that might be worth bookmarking if you
are into celebrity gossip.
Presidente Bush gives interviews to Arab TV stations today to
mitigate the damage caused by the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal.
Celeb gossip: The Department of Hair Plugs
The Top 125 Mopst Visited Political Websites On The Net
Sylvio Berlusconi is now the longest serving Italian Prime
Minister - more than two weeks without a recall!.
Seriously, Italy has had 59 prime ministers since WW2 ended. The
USA has had 11 Presidents in that time.
Guard commander disciplined for nude photos of female soldiers in
Four short films of Playboy Big Breast Babes!
Playmate Gallery of Kym Malin (May 1982) Courtesy of
Here is a scene from Toy Story that you may have missed.
Disney Forbidding Distribution of new Michael Moore Film That
Criticizes the Prez: "The Walt Disney Company is
blocking its Miramax division from distributing a new documentary
by Michael Moore that harshly criticizes President Bush,
executives at both Disney and Miramax said Tuesday."
Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda, together at last
7 clips from Off the Lip : "Kat, a brand new journalism
grad, has landed her first big job. It's in Hawaii and she
couldn't be more excited. All it requires is an upbeat
personality, good instincts and a lot of perseverance. But Kat is
finding the work harder than she ever imagined. For one thing, her
prey - an elusive big wave surfer named 'The Monk' - doesn't
intend to be found, and the friendly locals are being somewhat
less than helpful. Her uninvited boyfriend is driving her crazy,
her ex-surfer guide has been on the losing end of too many waves,
the geek she's reporting to is falling in love with her, and she's
wanted by the FBI. What's a girl to do?! Kat realizes too late
that finding 'The Monk' will cost her more than she could ever
afford. But can she foresee that she'll wind up finding herself?"
Big Bright Bug Nebula: Astronomy Picture of the Day
Longhorn to Steal Limelight at WinHEC: "Microsoft is
expected to recommend that the 'average' Longhorn PC feature a
dual-core CPU running at 4 to 6GHz; a minimum of 2 gigs of RAM; up
to a terabyte of storage; a 1 Gbit, built-in, Ethernet-wired port
and an 802.11g wireless link; and a graphics processor that runs
three times faster than those on the market today. "
archives. May also include newer material than the ones above,
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.
Words from Scoop.
.avi's from Shiloh.
.wmv files made by Scoop from Shiloh's .avi's.
Shelley Duvall in the seldom-seen Robert Altman
film, Thieves Like Us. (.avi, .wmv). I haven't seen this in 30
years, and would like to see it again, but they have been in no
hurry to get it on DVD.
Suzanna Hamilton in 1984 (.avi, .wmv)
Gabrielle Anwar in the remake of Invasion of the
Body Snatchers (.avi, .wmv)
Mary-Louise Parker in Sugartime. I can't tell if
there is anything to see in terms of nudity, but it's certainly a
raunchy scene. (.avi, .wmv)
BONUS: here's some Mary-Louise Parker nudity (maybe)
that I've never seen before, from Master Spy, the Robert Hanssen
Story. (I said "maybe" because I never trust "photos within a
Perhaps these tips will help if you have trouble
with the codecs for these movies:
FYI when I hypercam vids to make the file size smaller I use
DivX MPEG-4 Fast-Motion for the video compressor, then I use
virtualdub to compress the audio. The properties for the
vids says the video codec: DivX Decoder Filter & audio
codec: Morgan Stream Switcher which I'm not familiar with.
When I compress the audio with virtualdub I use MPEG
Layer-3. A friend of mine told me about compressing the
audio about (6) mos. ago. Like I said previously, only been
capping for a year & a half & I'm no expert. Hopefully this
info will help members with the proper codecs for my vids.
When I cap big brother's I use hypercam mostly & sdp &
asfrecorder if the set up allows me. I stopped using
camtasia cause the file sizes were always too big, could
never figure out the process, over my head lol, plus it cost
too much to buy in my opinion.
A reader says:
You mentioned that some users were
having trouble with the videos on your site. There is a tool
designed to determine what codec is needed for a video.
http://www.headbands.com/gspot/ Hope this is useful to you
or your users.
I made the .wmv versions of each video. The codecs for these: Windows Video V8, Windows Audio 9.
The upside of these is that you know the codecs, and they'll play in
the Windows Media Player. The downside is that they are slightly
larger, and slightly lower quality.
- Diane Keaton, topless and mostly full frontal in scenes from her Oscar nominated role in "Something's Gotta Give" (2003).
Be sure to pay Graphic Response a visit at his website. www.graphic-barry.com.
'Caps and comments by Brainscan:
Let's see if I have this straight. A hard-looking
redhead walks into a police station to report her
boyfriend's murder. She weaves a tale of the rich and
powerful, banding together to see their every desire
fulfilled. And the cops don't believe there is such a
group?! It's called the Republican Party, nimrods.
So, okay, this is another sort of organization, one in
which members of a network... The Passion Network...
can order up some sex any time of the day or night.
The redhead and her erstwhile boyfriend were forced
into it, as those who would be called up when the urge
struck one member, or sometimes two. And now he's
The tale unfolds as Janna, the redhead, played by
Stephanie Beaton, says some stuff to the skeptical
cops, punctuated by some phrase such as, "This you'll
never believe" and off we go to a filmed version of
the incredible occurence. The only thing incredible
about most of her stories, however, is that the guys
leave their pants on while humping away. And we're
not talkin' about no briefs that might permit lil'
Willy out to play, no siree. We're talkin' about some
of Levi Strauss' finest garb... denim y'all. Guys.
Wearing them. While they are supposed to be boffing
some chick. No wonder the cops don't believe her.
Ends up boyfriend is still alive.. for a while
longer.. and that leads to an ending so shamelessly
ridiculous, so inane... no make that asinine... as to
destroy what little good will the movie had built up
to that point. Slid this puppy right off the C range
and into the D-- bin. Honest to goodness, they'd have
been better off just letting the penultimate scene
fade to black, leaving us with the vague impression
the writer-director was a complete fuck-up, rather
than spelling out an ending that removed all the
doubt. Paul S. Parco, writer and director of this
wretched mess, you suck. Even in a genre where all
writers and directors sorta suck anyway, you stand out
for just how long and how hard you suck.
Lots of babes give up major goodies. for while the
guys hump with genitals covered, the babes do not.
Devin Devasquez, Heffer of the month for June 1985,
plays an heiress who hires the boyfriend for a romp in
bed and in the bath. Boobs in all, a little bush in
collages 3 and 6.
In collage 7, Devin and her hired guy are joined by
the major babe of this movie. Her name is Nichole
McAuley. Despite the robohooters and the blonde hair
this woman is a serious hottie. So I looked her up on
IMDb. Lots of movies, some of them major productions,
but she is most often listed as "uncredited." I
figured a serious fan must have following her career
and wrote it all down, which I could understand fully.
But then I read ber mini-bio and saw a sentence
saying, "Nichole wants to thank her parents for
supporting her career." Sheesh, the woman wrote this
- Devin Devasquez
What she left out is that Nicole McAuley is the model
for an online explicit comic called Dakota Drake. Tis
a pay site so I don't know how explicit it might be
but the few pics I found on the web suggests Nichole
gets nekkid a lot online. In this movie, too. Seven
collages, robohooters throughout, some bush in 4, bum
in 5 and 6. The best up-close exposure is found in
#'s 5-7. Collage 6 is my favorite, constructed as it
was from two series of slow pans across Nichole's bod.
- Nichole McAuley
Four other women are named and uncovered (an orgy
scene and a three-way girl-girl scene fill up some
more time and space with anonymous babes).
Jane Smith has a well-lighted sport-humpin scene.
Jane is not exactly drop-dead gorgeous and she has
more than a bit of a paunch on her waistline, but her
upper goodies are a product of natural development.
Impressive. BTW, The Gimp informs me that Jane is a
former adult film star who used the name, Tina Tyler
whilst doing the nasty for real.
- Jane Smith aka Tina Tyler
Stephanie Beaton has, I don't know four, maybe five,
sport-humping scenes. And I just wanted them to stop.
I grabbed only the most attractive frames and then put
together only the best of those to make four collages.
Otherwise, Stephanie's chunky, silicon-enhanced frame
is, to put things politely, not my cup of tea.
- Stephanie Beaton
Tracy Turner plays a siliconized employee of the
Passion Network. She boffs one guy in a men's room
and another guy in a bedroom. Triple B performance
with a close-up of a clean-shaven nether region in
- Tracy Turner
Last woman is something of a mystery. She has a few
lines and the best, most convincing scene of boy meets
girl. That the boy keeps his shorts on does not
detract from her performance. The actress is a cute
little strawberry blonde with a small, natural
frame... and that, ladies and gentlemen, IS my cup of
tea. But I'm unsure about the name. The only listed
actress I could not match to a character is Maggie
Louie, so I put two and two together. May have gotten
five. For you see, Maggie Louie is supposed to play
Maggie Louie, which sorta implies she is famous or
something (as in Jennifer Lopez as Jennifer Lopez).
But, the only Maggie Louie I know is a West Coast
singer. So I'm labeling the collages as being of
Maggie Louie but boy am I ever willing to hear what
anyone else has to say about it.
That's it, then. Lots of nekkid women, not all of
them worth looking at, in a story that defines the
word, "sucks" for this genre. Gotta tell ya, I spent
way too much time on this for what I got out of it.
'Caps and comments by Dann:
"My Little Eye"
The good news about this 2002 thriller/horror flick is that Jennifer Sky gets naked. The bad news is they made a movie out of it.
Five loser-types enter a contest to live in a remote (and secret) house for six months, big-brother style. Their every move is captured by webcams, and if any of the five leave, they all lose the million dollar prize. Naturally, bad things start to happen as the participants don't leave, they just start dying.
I sense that better acting, decent picture quality and production might have made this a pretty good movie; unfortunately it wasn't.
Today the Ghost takes a look at an early Fred Olen Ray flick, "Star Slammer" aka "Prison Ship" (1984). Basically a 'Women in Prison' movie in space.
- Sandy Brooke goes topless in two scenes....love that 80's perm.
- Sandy Brooke, .wmvs of her toplessness.
|Here's a cool web find...The Aussie actress (and star of "The Hours", "About a Boy", "The Sixth Sense" and "Muriel's Wedding") going topless, and showing a little bit of rear nudity in scenes from "Japanese Story" (2003). This indie film only made about 15 bucks in it's limited theatrical release, but you can buy it on DVD here in the US on May 11.
|I think I finally figured out why the French dislike Americans so much....we never thanked them for giving us one of the hottest (and very often nude) models of the "super" variety. D'oh! Where are our manners? So...on behalf of all Americans, we thank you for sharing.
Links 1-3...fully nude underwater poses with breast a bum views (plus a subltle hint of pubes)
Links 4 and 5...see thur bum views. #5 also has a side breast view (with nipple)
Link #6...legs that go on forever.
Link #7...lying on the beach in a swimsuit. No nudity, but this woman is so incredibly sexy that you'll enjoy the pose anyway.
||The "Mean Girls" star showing off a truck load of cleavage on last night's "Jimmy Kimmel Live".
|The beautiful Brit stopped by to see David Letterman last night wearing a very low cut dress.
|The "Princess Diaries" star showing some pokies, cleavage and see-thru exposure at assorted red carpet evenets. Her upcoming movie "Havoc" (no release date yet) apparently is chock full of graphic sex and drug use, including Hathaway doing full frontal nudity and masturbation scenes!
|Señor Skin 'caps of a mighty fine pair of natural breasts in scenes from the 1979 flick "California Dreaming".
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
"PUNK'D" PRANK BACKFIRES
But Rappers Are Famous For Their Sense Of Humor! - The National Enquirer
reports that one of Ashton Kutcher's pranks for his MTV show "Punk'd"
backfired when he tried to stage a mock arrest of the hip-hop group, The
Black Eyed Peas. They were invited to a party at a Beverly Hills mansion,
only to find it was a mock brothel. When actors dressed as cops rushed in
to "raid" the party, members of the rappers' entourage slugged one and
tackled another and shoved him into the pool. The "Punk'd" crew rushed out
to reveal it was a joke, but the band wasn't laughing.
The entire "Punk'd" crew ended up with black eyes.
They should just be thanking God they didn't try this on Snoop Dogg's
DISNEY DUMPS MICHAEL MOORE MOVIE
Would Michael Moore Manufacture A Controversy? - Disney has told its
Miramax division not to distribute leftwing filmmaker Michael Moore's
upcoming documentary, "Fahrenheit 911," that tries to tie President Bush's
family to Osama bin Laden. Moore supporters claimed government pressure
and censorship, but Disney said they just can't afford to alienate so many
Americans. And cynics said it's just a manufactured controversy to drum up
Or maybe a distributor.
Isn't it amazing how the cynics are always right?
Osama bin Laden will distribute it, if Moore will remove the part about how
he has ties to Bush.
MEL GIBSON THE NEW WALT DISNEY?
Passion For Profits - The New York Post's Page Six reports that a group of
European investors were so impressed with the way Mel Gibson made $600
million on the low-budget "Passion of the Christ," they want him to join in
a takeover bid for Disney and run the company. A source said Gibson hasn't
said yes or no yet.
It might mean a pay cut.
His first Disney film will show Donald Duck viciously beating Mickey
Mouse for two hours.
STING HAS FRANTIC SEX, NOT TANTRIC SEX
The Sting Of Truth - In a new interview with the BBC, Sting said the story
about him having "tantric sex" for eight hours was just a joke that got out
of hand. He said, "I haven't a clue" what tantric sex is, although "I have
frantic sex, which is just as good."
How would he know?
Except it only lasts eight seconds.