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"Hangman" (2000)

Scoopy suggested last night that I might do this project from DVD, and I can take a hint. Scoopy had all of the exposure from VHS, but he obviously wasn't working from a very good tape. He wrote a detailed review, and called it a better than average genre picture, but with limited cross-over appeal. I could have liked this picture except for two problems. First, some of the dialogue really turned me off. It was as if the writer tried too hard to be clever. Near the beginning, the police lieutenant says, "That's a fucking fact that doesn't help the dangling dead guy, does it?" Reminds me of something that a junior High School student would write to prove to the teacher that he knew what alliteration meant. Later, he says, "Are we understood?" I guess he is either a queen or an editor to use we when it should have been "am I." Later, he says to Amick, "To protect and serve ... I'm serving Italian." I guess this proves that the author knows the LAPD motto, but it seemed out of place in Toronto.

The second problem was the ending, or rather, the lack of one. The killer believes she got away with it, and the Lieutenant is equally sure she did it and that, given time, he can prove it. This, of course, leaves room for a sequel, or a series. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't be shocked to learn that this was actually a pilot they couldn't sell. My ending would have been far different. Suppose the police rescue the step-father in the nick of time, and arrive at her house as she dies from her fake hanging. It is final, it is ironic, and it is dramatic. The plot turns were clever, and the performances were ok. Had the dialogue been just a little better, I would agree with Scoops C+. The way it is, I say C-.

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  • Mdchen Amick (1, 2)
  • Stephanie Moore
  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)

    There's no nudity in Cabin by the Lake, even though there should be.

    I'll get a review up tomorrow for Backtrack. (Tuna already did one, if you search the back issues), but here's the closest thing America has to royalty. Image three would have been virtually impossible pre-DVD, but doesn't look too bad despite being in a red filter and almost complete darkness. (You can't see much of anything while you watch the scene, but a little de-filtering helps out a lot)

    • Jodie Foster (1, 2, 3)

    Graphic Response
  • Amanda Donohoe, brief breast exposure in scenes from "Foreign Body" (1986).

    Be sure to pay Graphic Response a visit at his website.

  • Spaz
    Comments also by Spaz:

    Karen Mayo-Chandler From "Hamburger... The Motion Picture" (1986). Another sophomoric comedy about some guy trying not to have too much sex at college. Karen Mayo-Chandler plays Doctor Gotbottom who tries to seduce him in her office.

    Maria Richwine Also from "Hamburger..." Maria plays a co-ed who tries to seduce the hero at gunpoint.

    Leilani Sarelle All 3 B's can be seen in these 'caps from "The Harvest" (1993), but the bush shots may belong to a body double since you don't see her face.

    Melissa Leo Melissa goes topless in "Silent Witness" (1985)...also starring Valerie Bertinelli who gets away with only some bare back shots.

    Michelle Clunie
    (1, 2)

    From two movies very early in her career...

    In "Sunset Strip" (1992) she plays the role of a stripper and does a very nice pole dance. (link #1)
    In "Jason Goes to Hell" (1993), she plays an anonymous camper who gets murdered after a lovemaking session. The sex scene is from the unrated version and is more graphic than what is shown in the theatrical R-rated version (her murder scene is even more graphic) (link #2).

    Cec Verrell Playing a topless hooker in scenes from her first movie, "Runaway" (1984). A bit of a sleeper movie that I've always enjoyed starring Tom Selleck and written/directed by Michael Crichton. The effects and "near future" technology are of course laughable now, but that aside it still has merit. Gene Simmons plays a wonderful bad guy, and look out for a young, hot, and still slim Kirstie Alley in her bra.

    Colleen Coffey Topless in a sex scene from "Indecent Behavior III" (1995).

    Corinna Harney A former Hef-mate making a topless appearance in the movie "Vampirella" (1996).

    Drenda Spohnholtz Topless in scenes from the Pal Newman/Bruce Willis movie, "Nobody's Fool" (1994),

    Griffin Drew A Skinemax favorite going full frontal by the pool, as well as having some phony sex. Scenes from "Indecent Behavior III" (1995).

    Kaitlyn Ashley The hardcore porn actress doing some softcore full frontal nudity. Also in scenes from "Indecent Behavior III".

    Peggy Trentini Topless in "Vampirella" (1996). I haven't seen this one yet, and if I let an IMDb reader's comments be my guide, I think I'll pass. Here's what he said...."You know you're in trouble when Roger Daltrey is the best actor in a film." That's all I need to know. Although I must admit that I am curious about another Daltrey movie, ".com for Murder". Daltrey teams up with Huey Lewis in that one!

    Sandra Taylor The very busty former Pet of the month in topless scenes from "Lady In Waiting" (1994).

    Meg Matthew Hanging out with Naomi Campbell (well, one breast is hanging out anyway).

    Annabelle Rothschild
    (1, 2)

    Partying partially nekkid in Monte Carlo.

    Gabi Schuster
    (1, 2)

    According to AP's email, she's the wife of a famous German Soccer player. #1 is a full frontal pose, #2 is a little less revealing.

    Heather Mills The former model and girlfriend of Paul McCartney. Here she is topless from what looks like an older Page 3 photoshoot.

    and ...
    Jennifer Connelly Frontal bottomless 'caps from "Requiem for a Dream", by Exuberant.

    Sam Jenkins
    (1, 2, 3)

    From Mongoose, here are 'caps of the lovely Sam in scenes from "Ed and His Dead Mother" (1993).

    Here's the breakdown:

  • #1...excellent full dorsal nudity!
  • #2...Great face and making out with one of my heroes, Steve Buscemi.
  • #3...Far off, but clear topless exposure.

    Some extra comments by Mongoose:
    Sam's about as good as it gets. Perfect fuckin unbelievable face...nice athletic bod...beautiful medium size tits...sweet gorgeous ass and the rest of her's awesome as well. Who is she? Well, she was a model for a bit and went to Duke (so I guess she's NOT perfect...oh well). She acted in a few movies and played "Dr Caroline Eggert" on TV's Chicago Hope. Last but not least...Sam married (and I guess is still married to) Kevin Sorbo AKA motherfucking Hercules. There aren't too many men alive I'd like to swap lives with but that Sorbo...he's a goshdarned demigod if I may say so myself. I bow before thee Lord Sorbo!

    Of all of that above...the only thing I knew myself was that she married Sorbo. The rest I read off of IMDb. Sam is perfect. Ungodly perfect. Here she is in 1993's "Ed and his Dead Mother." "Ed..." is an American indie flick about travelling salesmen bringing dead loved ones back to life as part of a swerve/con gimmick. It may sound dumb but it's a really good flick and well worth checking out if you can find it. Even if Sam wasn't in it.

  • Jennifer Love Hewitt
    (1, 2, 3, 4)

    From the British GQ. Excellent scans by Nwar. These are more samples of the previously discussed pokies and semi-see-thrus. (Links #1 and #2)

    Emmanuelle Bart
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

    From 1991's "La Belle noiseuse", by Scanman. Pick any link and I doubt you'll be disappointed. All 3 B's make an appearance...Boobs, bum, and bush!

    Here's the breakdown...

  • All 3!...Links #3, 7(may require a bit of squinting, but it's all there)
  • Boobs and bum only...#4, 8
  • Boobs and bush only...Links #1, 5
  • Bush and bum only...Links #2
  • Breasts only (but still fully nude)...Link #6

  • Ramona Drews Playing with one of her big'uns on a German talk show. Thanks to UC99.

    Michelle Shelley Famous celeb body double who has filled in for Kim Basinger, Julia Roberts and Barbra Streisand. Wait a second! One of those three doesn't belong. Can you guess which one? Let's see...we have a hot babe, another hot babe, and then Babs? Hmmmmm.

    I'm not sure of the source of these 'caps, but Michelle can be seen in all of her full frontal glory. Thanks to Jedilein.

    Naked Celeb News
    Thanks to Pat Reeder at The Comedy Wire for keeping us posted...

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Our lips are sealed, but Belinda Carlisle's aren't. She's happy to talk about posing nude for Playboy.

    The lead singer of the Go-Go's did a photo shoot in December, which will appear in the magazine's August issue.

    "It's sort of an homage to the sort of Vargas style, '50s pinup,'' Carlisle said Wednesday on ABC's "Good Morning America,'' where she performed with the four other members of the pioneering '80s girl group, whose hits include "Our Lips Are Sealed.''

    "You don't have to be age 20 and size zero to be ... sexually viable or viable as a woman,'' said Carlisle, 42. "And that's part of the point that I would like or we all like to prove, anyway.''

    The Go-Go's released their first album of all new material in 17 years, "God Bless the Go-Go's,'' on Tuesday. They've all had solo careers and gotten together off and on to tour and record since 1990.

    Celeb Gossip
    This comes from the Scoopy mail bag. We have no idea if it's true or not, but perhaps someone can elaborate, verify, or help us find these images.....

    The rumour...Euro photographers allegedly have "personal" photos of Leeza Gibbons taken while she was on vacation in Europe back in the '80's. Apparently the photographers are also holding out for the big bucks.

    The Funnies
  • How to Avoid a Speeding Ticket

    A police officer pulls a guy over for speeding and has the following exchange:

    May I see your driver's license?

    I don't have one. I had it suspended when I got my 5th DUI.

    May I see the registration for this vehicle?

    It's not my car. I stole it.

    The car is stolen?

    That's right. But come to think of it, I think I saw the owner's card in the glove box when I was putting my gun in there.

    There's a gun in the glove box?

    Yes sir. That's where I put it after I shot and killed the woman who owns this car and stuffed her in the trunk.

    There's a BODY in the TRUNK?!?!?

    Yes, sir.

    Hearing this, the officer immediately called his captain. The car was quickly surrounded by police, and the captain approached the driver to handle the tense situation:

    Sir, can I see your license?

    Sure. Here it is.

    It was valid.

    Who's car is this?

    It's mine, officer. Here's the registration.

    The driver owned the car.

    Could you slowly open your glove box so I can see if there's a gun in it?

    Yes, sir, but there's no gun in it.

    Sure enough, there was nothing in the glove box.

    Would you mind opening your trunk? I was told you said there's a body in it.

    No problem.

    Trunk is opened; no body.

    I don't understand it. The officer who stopped you said you told him you didn't have a license, stole the car, had a gun in the glovebox, and that there was a dead body in the trunk.

    Yeah, I'll bet the lying s.o.b. told you I was speeding, too!

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