The Border (1982) is much like every other US/Mexican border immigration officer story. Jack Nicholson is married to an ex Texas cheerleader (Valerie Perine), and working in California, but doesn't much like his job, and would rather work for the forest service. She talks him into buying a duplex unit next to her best friend from school in San Antonio. Jack finds that he likes the Texas version of the job even less, as there is more than a little corruption. Most of the immigration officers receive kick-backs from Coyotes who smuggle illegals across and collect from Northern employers.
Jack wants no part of the corruption, until Perine nearly puts them in debtors prison buying things for the house. Jack befriends an unfortunate Mexican girl (Elpidia Carrillo), whose husband was killed in an earthquake in South America when her baby was being baptized, She, Together with her little brother, moved to Mexico hoping to get into the US. Nicholson finally gets in on the take to support his wife in the manner she would like to be accustomed to, but isn't happy about it, especially when he finds that they kill competing coyotes. When a coyote steals Carrillo's baby to sell on the black market, Nicholson has had enough.
Perine shows her buns in a butt-floss type thong. Carrillo show her breasts, thinking Nicholson wants sex in exchange for his kindness. An unidentified stripper shows breasts. IMDb readers have this at 5.9 of 10. Carrillo does a great job in the part, Perine was perfect as the ex cheerleader wife, and the story was fairly interesting, although a little superficial. The problem here was Nicholson's performance, or more correctly, the lack of one. I didn't detect any effort on his part to develop a character. It was more like he was going through the motions for a paycheck. They is especially bad when he is in nearly every scene in the film. This is a low C-.
"Circle of Deceit"
Circle of Deceit (1981) is a German French co-production from director Volker Schlöndorff (The Tin Drum). It is a fictional account of a German journalist in Beirut during the war, and was shot during the war. In fact, many of the film extras filmed by day, and fought at night. The depiction of the war was so real, and accurate, that the extras often panicked when a special effects explosion went off, and the film crew essentially lived like the people in the war torn center of Beirut.
The story of the journalist, while the main point of the plot, isn't nearly as gripping as the war it is set against. He always seems to cover wars, which has caused a rift between him and his wife, played by Gila von Weitershausen. For some reason that is never explained, he is more at ease in a war zone than living a lie of a marriage at home. He has an old friend in Beirut (Hanna Schygulla), whose Arab husband is dead. She wants to adopt a child, and has an Arab boyfriend, although that doesn't stop her from having a one-nighter with her old friend.
Gila von Weitershausen has a lengthy full frontal at the start of the film. Hanna Schygulla shows a breast in her prelude to sex scene, and a woman credited only as Jeanne shows breasts when the photographer is showing off his conquest to the journalist. Te DVD includes a making of, narrated by the director. The most interesting revelation to me from this was that he has no idea why some of the events are in the film. After winning his Oscar, he had a choice to make Hollywood movies, or get financing a try something really unique, which is how this film was born. I am afraid I found it alternately sickening and boring, depending on the level of gore and violence being shown. IMDb readers have it at 6. of 10. The cinematography is spectacular, and the special effects crew was in their idea of heaven. They could blow up as many real buildings as they wanted, and didn't even need permits. The center of Beirut was so destroyed that they actually had to do some restoration for the filming, as the story was set several years earlier. This is a C+. It is very well made, but certainly not to everyone's taste, and it is in German with sub-titles, making it even less accessible.
Gila Von Weitershausen
"Teenage Bride" update
Teenage Bride (1970) update. Thanks to a reader, unknown three is identified as adult star Cyndee Summers in her second role. She, like Sharon Kelly, moved to hard core and also had a long career.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
In America (2002)
Nominated for three Oscars, including Best Original Screenplay, In
America may have been the single best-reviewed film of last year (RT
says 89% positive), so the fact that I disliked it may tell you more
about me than the movie. I found it syrupy and completely false in
just about every regard, from the adorable little kid singing
Desperado over a video montage, to the adorable black artist dying
bravely of AIDS, to the adorable magic wishes used by the
impoverished family to get out of critical situations, to the
adorable impoverished family sending their kids to private schools.
Jim Sheridan and his daughters wrote the story based loosely on
their own experiences when they immigrated to NYC in the early 80s.
For some reason, instead of telling their own experiences exactly as
they happened, they decided to create a fictional family living a
blue collar life in Hell's kitchen (Jim was actually directing a
theater company), and to fill the screen with Disneyesque
adorability and the ever-dreaded magic realism.
It makes a mawkish Hallmark Card seem as jaded and world-weary as
I just don't understand why they didn't simply write about the stuff
that really happened to them, without embellishment, which probably
would have been a powerful, Oscar-winning movie, and would
undoubtedly still have retained plenty of fucking adorability.
Instead, I felt like I was watching a remake of An American Tail,
except with live actors playing the cartoon mice.
Well, it does have some pretty good nudity for a PG-13 movie. These
images give you the idea that the film is blurry and cheesy. Not
true. In general, the movie looks excellent. It is only this sex
scene, which was filmed to be as inexplicit as possible, which is
dark and fuzzy.
- Samantha Morton (1,
An entry in the old corrupt cop and callow rookie genre.
They enter a bar. Corrupt Cop goes in the back room to pick up his
payoffs and eat some doughnuts an' shit, while Naive Cop has a beer
with bartender Ron Jeremy (!!).
Gunshots, mix-ups, confusion. Corrupt Cop is on the ground with a
bullet in him, and a big bag of money beside him. Naive cop is
instructed to tamper with the evidence, take the bag of money, and
get it to Bai Ling. Needless to say, Naive Cop becomes embroiled in
all kinds of ugly mischief with mobsters, and ends up on the lam
with Bail Ling, fleeing from everyone on both sides of the law.
It's like a Grade Z remake of Training Day shot on DV with
Chinese-Americans instead of African-Americans.
The trailer from the Reese Witherspoon version of Vanity Fair
14 new clips from Troy
Google's man behind the curtain.
- URL says it all:
JoBlo does Cannes #1
JoBlo does Cannes #2
More satanic messages found playing songs backwards.
This one from the ever-satanic Mouseketeer. Oh, you kids today
with your hidden messages. Back in my day, we didn't have all
these subtle satanic thoughts that required playing things
backwards. Satan just went on TV and said what was on his mind.
Oh, wait, that was Nixon. Never mind.
New QuickTime trailer for The Bourne Supremacy .
Hollywood Rebuffs R Rating for Films with Smoking. Why
stop at smoking? I think that I shoudl be allowed to assign an R
to any movie with anything in it I don't personally like, ranging
from Hostess Ho Hos to Ethan Hawke.
JoBlo.com: The Cannes Journals #1
The A&E documentary 'Troy: The Passion of Helen' is itself a
Trojan horse. It is virtually an ad for the Brad Pitt
Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race: Photos From the 2004 Race,
and links to pics from previous years.
Andy Dick In Pot Bust
The trailer for Mozart and the Whale: "A dramatic,
romantic comedy inspired by the lives of two people with
Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism, whose emotional
dysfunctions threaten to sabotage their budding romance. Donald
(Josh Hartnett) is a good-natured but hapless taxi driver with a
love of birds and a superhuman knack for numbers. Like many AS
sufferers, he likes patterns and routines. But when the beautiful
but complicated Isabelle joins the autism support group he leads,
his life - and his heart - are turned upside down"
The Daily Show looks at Rumsfeld's testimony about prisoner abuse.
- The very reason Al Gore invented the internet:
the official website of the Lingerie Football League.
Great resource: season two highlights of The Dave Chappelle Show,
in Real Media format.
Rebecca Romijn-Stamos - nude scene deleted from Godsend
- The Lord's way of telling you that you have too much money?
You buy the complete first season of 'Jonny Quest' on DVD.
What's the origin of "bury the hatchet"?
Ringo Starr's son joins Oasis
- The early returns on this week's movies:
Troy -63% positive (but based on only 5 positive out of 8 total)
The ten grossest things in sports.
- Less than a week after the airing of the much-hyped finale of
former fans of the hit sitcom Friends can no longer remember why
they liked the show to begin with.
Norwegian journalists go on strike. I guess they want
hazardous duty pay for those price wars. Long the laughingstock of
the journalistic world, having to place beer prices on the front
page, they are on strike for something interesting to happen in
- Let's hope they settle. How could Norwegians survive without
their newspapers? They might lose track of the yellow stripe
re-paintings in their roads.
Quentin Tarantino stars in a video of Leonard Cohen's typically
funereal "Dance Me To The End Of Love". If the one
thing missing from your life had been Tarantino in the buff - your
life is now complete.
Church of England unveils first virtual church
The Smoking Gun finds a written record of Diane Lane's Movie Set
The Smoking Gun gets ahold of Lionda Fiorentino's anti-nudity
High schooler gets 3.93 GPA, finishes last in his class.
Judge Orders ALL Kansas Public Schools Closed.
Outrageous. Why, without any education for its children, years
from now the people of Kansas might be ignorant and uncultured.
Oh. Never mind. Now that I think about it, those schools are a
waste of tax dollars.
Harry Potter? Gay as a Divorcee.
First draft of Clinton memoir runs 900 pages, most of them stuck
Chiquita Banana made payments to alleged terror groups.
- Colorado vice?
Actor and accused deadbeat Don Johnson is trying to weasel out of
a grocery bill.
Britney's hot stuff denied to Playboy? The bunnymag is
changing editorial directors, and the Britney project was the
brainstorm of the outgoing guy.
Anna Nicole is hot again. .
Idaho looks for volunteers to get butts kicked.
Dark Horizons says: "Terminator 4" - YES, "Batman vs. Superman" -
NO, another "Rambo" movie - REPLY HAZY, TRY AGAIN LATER.
Andre 3000, one-half of the chart-topping hip-hop group OutKast,
is developing a potential series project with Cartoon Network.
The buzz is pretty good so far for a new disaster flick, The Day
The End of the Surprise Ending. The day of the surprise
has come to twilight time, thanks to the internet, which allows no
Chris Rock presents: How to not get your ass kicked by the police!
Superstar USA plays a trick on its audience
102-year-old Italian woman survives four-story fall unscathed.
Another Possible Lion Sighting Reported in Ohio
Real-life Spiderman dudes. First minute is dull. The
rest is awesome.
Le PARKOUR - some amazing videos.
Pets help patients recover faster. Yeah, I noticed that
when I'm under the weather, my back issues of Penthouse always
Actual quotes: things overheard at a STD clinic in Minnesota.
The great essayist, Peter Nguyen (the guy who wrote the Walt
Whitman bio), weighs in on WW2.
Another great essay by Peter Nguyen. "U.S. Capitalism"
Images of Japanese Vending Machines. The video portion
of the Panchinko game section stars Nic Cage!
More Naked Van Helsing babes.
Guy aspires to own every game consoles ever made. Cuz
ya never know when you'll feel like a game of Xaxxon.
Stairway to Heaven, played backwards for the Satanic messages!
Encouraging schoolchildren to experiment with oral sex could prove
the most effective way of curbing teenage pregnancy rates
... and could also spur them on to entrepreneurial genius.
(See the "children's pimp suit" below)
It's never too early to think about Halloween - and your kid's
Pimp Suit. The best part of the page? Look at the ads
on the right. "Looking for a different Child Pimp Suit? See our
full selection on sale now." Because your kid just can't get
enough choices in matters of the heart.
Remember yesterday's Geek Quiz - these people got 100%.
The amazing thing is that it is a wedding - which means that one
of the guys might actually get laid.
In the end, it's history that will face Barry Bonds
The job predictor. It told me that my ideal job was
Wrestler HHH will play the lead in the next Conan flick.
FallonFey.com adds the Snoop Dogg show from last Saturday Night (
5-8-04) Line of the week: "Blaming President Bush for
this scandal would be like blaming the San Diego Chicken when the
Padres lose. He's not running the team, he's just a big, furry
Four free short vids from Playboy's Amateur Home Videos!
Playmate Gallery - Karen McDougal, December 1997 - Courtesy of
What Madonna really looks like
The Spoof - George W. Bush holds a press conference to admit he's
an asshole. John Kerry immediately responded - "Hey,
don't focus on him. I'm a major jerk-off. And don't even get me
started on that fucking Nader"
Olsen movie doubly lame. "The Olsen Twins failed to
register theatrically, bowing to $6.0 million at 3,006 theaters -
the lowest opening ever for a movie playing at over 3,000
theaters. Its audience included almost nobody over age 11,
according to distributor Warner Bros.' research.
Kate Beckinsale marries in US ceremony
Marilyn Manson to be playing Jesus. Yup, the role he
was born to play.
"My first nude photos"
Immanuel Kant was a real pissant ...
Kutcher punks A-Rod. His Lordship is not amused.
Manny Ramirez no longer a surly foreigner - now he's a surly
American, like the rest of us.
Open borders = closed legs. EU entry hits Czech sex trade.
'Tutes used to clean up on truck drivers making the long wait at
Virgin Mary appears in a window in Clearwater Florida - until kid
breaks it with a slingshot. So much for that miracle.
The exclusive Apple trailer for I, ROBOT
Police Ring Cannes for Film Festival Protests
The return of 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' - Rob and Laura return for
one last episode. Given the insuperable obstacle of
death, Morey Amsterdam and Richard Deacon will be absent from this
episode, but the others are back, even the ancient Carl Reiner.
- So if you like Jane Austen novels AND insipid Bollywood
. Here's a teaser for Bride and Prejudice : " 'Bride
and Prejudice' puts an entirely different spin on Jane Austen's
story of spirited courtship - Bollywood-style. Music, dance and
spectacle merge with love, vanity and social pressures". Social
pressures AND spirited dance routines? Count me in! ...
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - a ten minute
sneak peek at the probable blockbuster. .
If you are into those 360 degree panoramas - The Colorado River &
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.
Ann-Margret in Carnal Knowledge - no sound (.avi, .wmv)
Holly Hunter in The Piano (.avi, .wmv)
Patricia Arquette in Lost Highway (.avi, .wmv)
Lesley-Anne Down in Hanover Street (.avi, .wmv)
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.
Helsing is a thankless task, but someone has to do it.
If you were
handed 148 million dollars to make a movie, what kind of movie would
you make? Whatever your effort, wouldn’t you make a film with a
story, with some interesting characters, with arresting dialogue and
something visually pleasing? Scratch them all in “Van Helsing”.
actor. The film does have Hugh Jackman, however, the new wunderkind
of entertainment. An Aussie who has played an American cowboy on a
London stage to raving world reviews has to get our attention. He
is currently the ebullient and ineluctable Peter Allen in the long
running Broadway musical, “The Boy from Oz”. We also know him from
“Kate and Leopold”, “Someone Like You”, and especially “X-Men”.
From Oklahoma’s Curly to Transylvania’s Van Helsing, Jackman can do
everything except save his current film. This computer generated
overload is beyond his help or the help of any monster mash.
2) The CGI. CGI, good. Too much
The first computer generated image
(CGI), as opposed to the more traditional special effects, appeared
sometime in the middle seventies, maybe in “Futureworld”. CGIs
were used in “Tron”. They were featured prominently in “The Last Starfighter” and they made a serious impact in “Max Headroom”, the
first talking CGI. Next, Max was topped by the first realistic CGI
depicted human movements in “Terminator 2”. And then we watched
CGIs have a lot of fun in “Death Becomes Her”. CGIs had arrived and
they were partying.
But we really found what a CGI could
do when Steven Spielberg decided to make computer dinosaurs run
through the forest and interact with people in “Jurassic Park”. It
was novel and it was fun. As quality entertainment it was more
turkey than dinosaur, but it was another big step forward.
What did we learn from “Jurassic
Park”? Well, we learned not to place the CGI in the same frame as
the human actor. Or, at least, we learned not to have the actor
pretend to focus on the CGI in the same frame. (Was Sam Neill
really focusing on the Brontosaurus? - Or was he looking for his
meatball sandwich in a nearby tree?) The Jurassic Park sequels made
many corrections, but none of the films had an adequate story, nor did they
have any characters that we could get to know or even become interested
in. The Jurassic sequels only improved the use and technique of CGIs.
Meanwhile other movies with CGIs were cropping up in all
parts of the land, all dominated by the new technology and all
becoming ever so less entertaining. “Toy Story” was the first completely
computer generated film. And it was a jewel. It had real
characters without real people. The film had imagination and a
story line. It held our interest. The critics liked it and the box
office said thank you. A wayward thought: If Walt Disney had
possessed CGIs, what would “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” have
been like? They certainly wouldn’t have been the pale faced,
un-detailed little people we came to love as kids. As CGIs, they
likely would have been less fanciful, with modern names like Biff,
Brad or Corey. Poor Snow White. Without Bashful, she wouldn’t have
had a day off.
The first film to incorporate
outstanding CGIs with story, identifiable people and excitement was
“Titanic”. We saw a CGI ship sink, CGI people falling hundreds of
feet into CGI water, ship’s CGI personnel saving CGI children. It
looked real and it all was adapted nicely into the larger story. It
ably supported the film’s characters and the general ambience of the
film. Computer generated congratulations, James Cameron, you may have earned your
seventeen million dollar director’s fee. But couldn’t you have
slimmed Kate Winslet down just a little?
3) The film. What about “Van Helsing”?
Viewers are immediately put off in the first scene by a CGI overdose
in Dr. Frankenstein’s castle. We know immediately that director
Stephen Sommers has missed the castle bridge and the film is in the
moat. We are then insulted increasingly throughout the seemingly
interminable remainder of the footage. The jerky, silly monsters aren’t
even good CGI. (Can you say “Godzilla”?) It's two hours and eleven
minutes of continuous assaulting boredom before the Transylvania
torture is over.
There are a couple of grins in the
film but Sommers couldn’t decide to go in that direction. Better if
Kate Beckinsale looks good in lace up
boots and waist cincture. But we don’t see enough of her.
Hugh Jackman, who is in nearly every
frame, offers an imposing Van Helsing with his obdurate cape and
hat, his striking presence and big voice. He does all he can.
4) The decision. Because of massive
abuse of the CGI, “Van Helsing” should be condemned to Prince Vlad’s
dungeon forever. Sorry, Hugh. Take heart, you’ll rise above it.
JK makes a very interesting point. For 148
million dollars, you can afford a lot of good writers. Hell, half of
them are probably living under bridges, willing to work for food. If
I were going to make a market-oriented film (as opposed to an
artistic film from my heart), I would hire a bunch of writers, throw
them into a retreat for a few days, and tell them to come back with
their ten best ideas about "Subject X". Then I'd choose the two I
like best, and commission some of those writers to develop them.
Then I would pay some really creative loner like Charlie Kaufman to
develop a third script on the same subject. I would tell each team,
"don't worry about pleasing audiences. That is my job. Write me a
film that you would actually like to watch." You know how much that
entire process would cost you? Not much, by Hollywood standards.
Maybe ten million dollars, which would leave you $138 million to
make a "big" film. You don't need that much. Robert Rodriguez made
Once Upon a Time in Mexico for $29 million, including the salaries
of two big stars, Banderas and Depp.
So here's what I would do next. I'd pick one
of the three scripts and tell Rodriguez to make the film for $38
million, but cook the books to make it look like he spent $138
million. Then Rodriguez and I would split the remaining hundred
million 50-50, with which he could make 32 more crappy sequels to
Spy Kids or some other underachieving basura far below his
potential, and I could live in a tropical paradise drinking umbrella
drinks, surrounded by beautiful women of lax moral standards for the
rest of my life, even inviting all of you guys to join me for a
- Naomi Watts, looking fantastic topless (especially her very pink nipples) in scenes "21 Grams". Watts was nominated for Best Actress for this role.
Be sure to pay Graphic Response a visit at his website. www.graphic-barry.com.
'Caps and comments by Brainscan:
Here are a few paparazzi edits of Lindsay Lohan's latest slip o' the nip.
- Lindsay Lohan, mega-sized edits (about 650-700k each)
- Lindsay Lohan, normal sized edits (about 235k each)
As promised...part two of the Ghost's coverage of "Sizzle Beach USA".
- Sylvia Wright, showing all 3 B's.
Sylvia Wright .wmv
- Terry Congie, she's a cure brunette with very nice breasts...too bad the scenes are dark and the original video quality is so poor.
- Terry Congie, topless .wmvs
- Victoria Taft, robo-hooters, full frontal nudity and a bare bum view in #20.
- Victoria Taft .wmvs
'Caps and comments by Dann:
2000 French drama is yet another version of the life of the Marquis de Sade telling of his confinement in a detention center, his writing, etc. It has exactly the same theme as Quills, although I personally thought Quills was better.
The movie is well done and decently acted, and even with sub-titles is interesting to watch, but it does plod sometimes, and doesn't really bring anything new to the story. It's also extremely tame considering the subject matter, with just a little nudity to spice things up.
|Young, topless and in the shower. 'Nuff said! Thanks to Flautista for this look at the early Jolie film "Mojave Moon" (1996)
|Jamie Lee Curtis
|'Caps and comments by PAL:
Scoops, I was going through the Encyclopedia and found two images I had previously made of Curtis topless in "The Tailor of Panama". Back when I made those 'caps, it seems I misspelled "tailor" as "taylor". To quote Homer Simpson..."D'oh!". Here are they are again with the correct spelling.
|Many thanks to LC for this first look at the French film "Nathalie..." (2003). Currently this movie is playing in theaters around Europe and will be opening in Canada next month. No US release dates of any kind so far.
Emmanuelle Béart looks lovely as always as she dances in lingerie in #1 and goes topless in #2. Sophie Séfériadès also has a topless scene.
|Señor Skin 'caps of the Moore topless in a couple of love scenes from "The End of the Affair" (1999). Moore earned a Best Actress nomination for this role, but Hilary Swank took home the Oscar that year for "Boys Don't Cry".
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
NADER SUES TEXAS TO GET ON BALLOT
A side note from Jr....I was recently asked to sign the petition myself, and think part of Nader's ballot problem was his approach. Here in Austin, he had musicians who had not bathed in days standing outside of bars on the weekends trying to get people to sign. Yup, if you want to be president, you really have to go after that "2 dollar Cuervo shot" demographic.
And They Actually Check The Names! - Having failed by a wide gap to reach
the 64,076 signatures on a petition needed to get on the Texas ballot,
Ralph Nader filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state's election laws.
Nader said, "Democracy is under assault in Texas," and that
unconstitutional laws are denying choices to Texas voters.
Because you KNOW Texans would elect Ralph Nader president, if only they
Say, didn't Texas voters have a choice of whether or not to sign his
Signatures he needed: 64,076...Signatures he got: three.
"HARRY POTTER" THREATENS TO SUE TODDLERS
They'll Also Sue Any Hogs With Warts - For a hospital charity fundraising
show by a ballet school in Worthing, England, some three-year-old
ballerinas were going do a 10 minute dance as Harry Potter and his friends.
To make sure there were no objections, school owner Valerie Le Serve wrote
to "Potter" creator J.K. Rowling for permission. She was stunned to
receive a letter from Rowling's lawyers, barring the act under threat of
lawsuit because Warners holds all performance rights until 2007. Le Serve
said, "I am flattered that they consider us to be such a great threat to
their plans in 2007."
Man! The "Harry Potter" movie scheduled for 2007 must REALLY suck!
As long as there are lawyers, Lord Voldemort will not be the most evil
being on Earth.
Harry Potter's nickname is "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named Without The Express
Written Permission of Warner Brothers Inc."
So now, they're doing Disney characters.
NEW FACE IN FASHION: JESUS
The Fashion Of The Christ - The hit movie "The Passion of the Christ" has
inspired a fashion fad in Hollywood, with images of Jesus appearing on
everything from belts and purses to T-shirts. A Los Angeles company called
Teenage Millionaire is making shirts that read "Jesus Is My Homeboy" and
"Mary Is My Homegirl." Pamela Anderson, Lara Flynn Boyle and Madonna have
been seen wearing them.
Madonna wears them to Kabbalah classes...She's not sure, but she thinks
Jesus might've been Jewish, too.
Madonna even goes around calling herself "Madonna."
If they think this will get them into Heaven, think again.
Pam thought her chest wasn't getting enough attention, so she decided to
put Jesus on it.
Typical of Hollywood: Jesus has been around for ages, but nobody paid
any attention to Him until He had a hit movie, and now everyone claims to