"Party Animalz"

Party Animalz (2004) is a direct to vid low budget Chicano American Pie wannabe. Two house painters end up inside a posh Beverly Hills home with the knowledge that they will be undisturbed by the real estate firm all day and all night. Perfect chance for a big party. One of them has been trying to lose his virginity with his virgin girlfriend Maria, and sees the party as a good chance. The other is after Lola (Radha Nilia), the girlfriend of the meanest gangster in the hood. The assortment of party guests includes a girl who made an infamous film with a burro, some Cheech and Chong style dopers, any over the top Mexican Cabillero character, a real fat chick, a next door neighbor, etc.

Much of the humor has to do with bodily fluids. Before the movie is over, somebody will get hit in the face with male ejaculate, pus, and amniotic fluids. It also includes S&M and homosexual bestiality. When all is said and done, however, it is about a bunch of homies trying to get laid.

Radha Nilia shows breasts and partial buns in a sex scene, and several unknowns show breasts, mainly in a Jacuzzi. IMDb rates it 6.3, but it is a little suspicious. 5 of the 11 votes are 10, and four of them are 1. I expect it will settle into the low 5 neighborhood once enough votes are cast to overcome the film maker's votes. There are no reviews or comments yet at IMDb. I did find moments of humor, but not enough for me to put up with the fart jokes, taco fucking, and gross-out jokes. There is nothing technically wrong with the production. Some knowledge of Chicano culture will help with enjoying the film. This is a low C-.

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  • Radha Nilia (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
  • Unknowns (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

    "Un Buen Novio"

    Un Buen Novio (1998), which translates Perfect Partners, is a Spanish comedy/crime thriller. The comedy aspects were find, but, as is frequently the case, I didn't much like the crime thriller plot line. A policeman and his girlfriend, Natalia Verbeke, have opened a clothing shop called perfect partners. He plays cop, she runs the shop, and they are engaged. There is a bank robbery where two people are killed, and the man who lives across from the dress shop, who also happens to be Verbekke's first boyfriend, is a strong suspect, at least as far as the audience is concerned. The suspect is married to Ángela Castilla. They have just come into a lot of money, and are planning on leaving town.

    Verbekke starts a flirtation with her ex boyfriend, a fact which doesn't amuse either her fiancee, or the other man's wife. We see Verbekke's left breast necking in a changing room. Castill shows full frontal and rear nudity, walking down the street completely nude because her husband fell asleep while she was talking.

    IMDb readers have this at 5.8 of 10, based on very few votes. The only comment at IMDb is savage. While admitting that possibly 20 acceptable films a year come out of Spain, some of them world class, most of what is made there is junk, and this one is near the bottom of the pile. On the other had, the number of films made in a year in the US, divided by the number of good films, would yield a fairly big positive number as well. This is one that you can easily avoid. The thriller aspect is a disaster, and the surprise ending, while it was a surprise, was not at all satisfying. This is a D.

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  • Angela Castillo (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18)
  • Natalia Verbeke (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)


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    • 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.


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    .avi's from Shiloh.

    .wmv files made by Scoop from Shiloh's .avi's.


    • In Gia. (.avi, .wmv)

    • In Gia. (.avi, .wmv)

    • In Gia. (.avi, .wmv). This is GREAT, because it is from the full 35mm negative, and that creates a laughable continuity error. When the camera is behind Jolie, she's naked. When the camera is in front of her, she's wearing panties. In the widescreen DVD, the bottom 10% or so of the image is cut off, so there is no continuity problem.

    • In Gia. (.avi, .wmv)

    • In Mojave Moon (.avi, .wmv)

    The Cooler

    • Maria Bello in The Cooler.. (.avi, .wmv) . Tuna and I really liked this modernized version of a Jimmy Stewart movie, where the gentle loser gets some backbone. It stars William Macy in the Jimmy Stewart role and Alec Baldwin doing a great job in the good/bad James Cagney part. The sex scenes include Bello with that high-powered love machine, the Brad Pitt of his own generation, William Macy his own self.

    • Bello. (.avi, .wmv)

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    Perhaps these tips will help if you have trouble with the codecs for these movies:

    Shiloh says:

    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. Hope this is useful to you or your users.

    Scoop says:

    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.


    JK's comments in yellow:

    Bow down all you reviewers, from sea to shining sea, to Johnny Web.  We have just witnessed what is easily the best review of ““Troy”” that has been written.  Read them all, faithful readers, and you won’t find one review as comprehensive and as entertaining as Johnny Web’s.  Granted, the other reviewers have limited space and more reviews to write.  But, if they could write reviews in more depth, would they?  Listen to me.  Johnny Web could be writing for the L.A. Times, N.Y. Times or maybe the Austin – American Statesman if he pursued it.  But I think he would rather write what he likes, in his own forum, and I think he has already told the others to go to hell. 

    Having said that, the following is incidental, but I have a few axes to grind. 

    Continuity.  1) As Scoop pointed out the duel between Achilles and Hector was well filmed and very physical.  The two start out with spears and shields.  Neither combatant shows a sign of other weapons.  When the spears are broken, suddenly, magically, swords are drawn.  The fighting continues without sign of the scabbards, which held the swords.  I know the duel scene took days to film, but this detail is pretty obvious.  2) Achilles’ hair is shorter in one scene, longer in another, then shorter again.  There are ways to prevent this error.  For one, still pictures are taken so the look can be continued when the shooting begins once again.  “Troy” was allotted enough money to afford this procedure. 

    Foley.  It’s really hard to make a marching sound in sand.  But Foley did it.  I was in the Foley room at Warner Brothers a few years ago watching them make automobile tires screech on dirt.  I asked them why they were making such a ridiculous sound and they replied, “Because that’s the way it’s done”.  Similarly, in “Troy” we have the hard sounds of soft sandals in deep sand. 

    Arrows.  This one deserves a category of its own.  Any archer knows that an arrow is effective for only a few yards.  A twenty pound bow is good for only a few feet, a thirty pound bow farther and so forth.  Even the block and tackle bows of today have some  limitation.  Archers of yore were deployed at much closer range than shown in the movies.  Yet the skinny little bows of “Troy” were deadly for a hundred yards or more.  Further, if an archer were to lean back and let an arrow fly, its velocity would end at the apex of the arch of the arrow.  It would then float to earth as gravity would dictate and its velocity would be far too weak to penetrate body armor or shield or slam three inches into anyone’s neck.  We were presented with this same floating arrow phenomenon in the wonderful movies, “Braveheart” and “Gladiator” among many others.  It’s a director’s ploy that probably will never fade.  It is even doubtful that a gravity floating arrow would stick upright into the sand.  Although, to preserve the impressive scene of the rolling fire balls in “Troy”, the flaming arrows could lie upon the sand and still ignite the rolling balls. 

    Pronunciation.  All names in “Troy” were carefully pronounced the Greek way – except Perseus.  Perseus was pronounced the Latin way.  That’s annoying. 

    Some of the lines will be remembered.  Helen says, “I’m not afraid of death.  I fear tomorrow”.  Or how about, “We fight bravely and we love fiercely.”  The characters were human and they were intensely introspective, as they should be. 

    The movie is good.  I enjoyed it.  I didn’t mind the two and a half hours.  Maybe because I hadn’t seen Achilles, Hector and the others party before.  If you like the genre, you’ll like it too.

    Crimson Ghost
    First up from the Ghost, 'caps and clips from the 1978 Roger Corman produced flick, "Deathsport", starring David Carradine.

    • Claudia Jennings, the former Heffer of year (1970) and co-star of drive-in classics like "'Gator Bait" and "The Great Texas Dynamite Chase". Here we see her going topless and full frontal. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
    • Claudia Jennings .wmvs (1, 2)

    • Valerie Rae Clark, topless and also going full frontal playing the character known only as "Dancer". (brass pole included in these 'caps).
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    • Valerie Rae Clark .wmv

    Next up from the Ghost...the final installment in the Deathstalker series..."Deathstalker IV: Match of Titans" (1990). This is not our favorite in the series...that honor is reserved for the ultra low budget and very fun (in the 'so-bad-and-everyone-making-the movie-knows-it-so-they-have-alot-of-fun-during-filming-it's good' way) "Deathstalker" II (1987). Directed and co-written by B-movie hero Jim Wynorski.

    "Deathstalker IV"...returns to the formula (and original actor) from the first film and serves up the traditional 80's style sword and sorcery fantasy flick.

    • Anya Pencheva, brief toplessness in a cat-fight scene with Maria Ford. (1, 2, 3)
    • Anya Pencheva and Maria Ford

    • Maria Ford, the former Vegas showgirl and long time B-movie regular goes topless (pre-implants) and shows a little bit of bum (in #1).
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    • Maria Ford .wmvs (1, 2)

    • Michelle Moffett some nice breast expoure. You might recognize the dude she's with (Brett Baxter Clark) as "Nick the Dick" from the 80's comedy classic "Bachelor Party". (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17)
    • Michelle Moffett .wmvs (1, 2)

    • A couple of topless Unknowns. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
    • .wmvs of the Unknowns (1, 2)

    TV Round-Up
    The Olsen Twins
    (1, 2)

    The teen billionaires hosting the Season Finale of "Saturday Night Live". They ended the episode by saying "in four weeks we'll be legal". Now that's class.

    Thanks to Gman for these next 3 collages....

    Eliza Dushku Showing some cleavage in scenes from an episode of "Tru Calling" (2003).

    Vanessa Marcil Marcil looking amazing in a bikini during a recent episode of "Las Vegas" (2003).

    Keegan Connor Tracy A tad of partial breast exposure in scenes from an episode of the UPN series "Jake 2.0".

    Maggie Gyllenhaal
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

    A few more new 'caps of Gyllenhaal baring all 3 B's in scenes from the made for HBO drama "Strip Search".

    If you're looking to catch this one on is the link for the next showtimes according to

    Lindsay Lohan
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

    Paparazzi pics of the "Mean Girls" star not wearing a bra while out and about in Hollywood.

    Nicole Kidman
    (1, 2, 3, 4)

    The Skin-man takes a look at the other Billy Zane boat movie "Dead Calm". Kidman looked gorgeous while showing nipples and her fabulous bum.