Octavia (2002) -- Perhaps the information from Felix in Madrid is all you need to know about this film:
"Boring as hell. Very talkie. Letterbox. No subtitles. Menh-Wai Trinh was a TV anchor. I like her face and her voice and never figured I’ld see her nude in a film. Don’t get it unless you find the nudity appealing."
Everything he said was true, and the one reviewer at referenced at IMDb also thought it was entirely too talky. However, the images of a nude Menh-Wai Trinh were too good for me to pass up. She seems to be the daughter of a career spy, and a wife who was raped while masquerading as a nun. Beyond that, the story is pretty much a mystery to me. Trinh shows breasts and buns nude sunbathing, then breasts and bush doing a Lady Godiva. The few times I switched to normal speed, the film seemed to be a 50/50 mix of narration and conversations over coffee. I doubt that there is much danger of this coming to US screens. It seems to have had a theatrical release in Spain, and appeared at three festivals, including one in Canada. IMDb readers have this at 7.9 based on only 7 votes, and that is in a two year period. Although it is a letterbox transfer, it does look very good. It would be unfair of me to grade this film without understanding the dialogue, especially as it is mostly dialogue. At any rate, enjopy the images.
Menh Wai Trinh
Poniente (2002), or West, is about both a woman returning home after the death of her father and facing her past, and the problems between migrant farm workers and tomato growers. The woman, played by Cuca Escribano in her first feature film, had not spoken to her father in years, and was living in Madrid with her daughter. Turns out she had a first daughter who drowned at the beach, whereupon her husband abandoned her and moved to the US, and her father refused to acknowledge her.
Her cousin is hoping she will sell the greenhouses and the house, as he feels part of the land was stolen by her father. She decides to stay, face her past and her ghosts, and run the farm. Along the way, she fires the relative, and becomes intimate with her book keeper. The book keeper dreams of buying and restoring a bar on the beach, and running it with his best friend, an Arab farm worker.
The growers are looking at falling tomato prices due to competition from poorer countries with cheaper labor, and the workers are treated like slaves, working long hours in bad conditions for little pay, and are not allowed to live in town, or even enter the local tittie bar. The situation is bound to ignite, and it eventually does. Both aspects are very evenly developed, but I never had the feeling I was watching two different stories.
IMDb readers say 7.4. There are no reviews or comments available. Escribano shows her breasts in a sex scene that fades into sunrise over the ocean. I was struck by the similarities between these Arab farm workers and the California farm workers in the early 70s. IN both situations, many of the workers were illegals, but they organized and demanded rights. However, in the Spanish example, violence erupted, whereas the California version was largely non-violent, and boycotts were used to apply pressure. This is a beautiful Widescreen transfer with excellent optional subtitles, and, all in all, a pretty good yarn about a subject I knew little about, namely produce production in Spain. I was aware that Spain and Israel provided much of the early produce in Germany, but didn't know anything about the industry itself. This is a solid C, but is only available on Region 2 PAL from Spain at the moment.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
Cock & Bull Story (2001)
This film used to be known as Southside.
I'll be damned if I can figure out
why anyone made this movie. We start out with the usual boxing movie
about the poor kid using boxing to break free from poverty. His
career is just starting to get noticed, he's getting some good
bouts, and he's attracting the attention of Mr Big.
Nothing new so far, right?
Now here's the rub, so to speak.
Whenever he gets in the clinches with another fighter and starts
rubbing other manly flesh, he gets a hard-on. It really excites him.
Other boxers notice. Word hits the
All of the guys in the neighborhood
have heard, and are writing stuff like "Rocky sucks dick" on the
walls. Rocky's best buddy from the 'hood doesn't take kindly to this
affront to his main man, so he starts to kill pretty much everyone
in the neighborhood by hitting them with a lead pipe. Hoo, boy, is
he steamed when he finds out that Rocky really does like to smoke
the White Owl, after Lead Pipe Guy had gone and killed more innocent bystanders than Lt Calley. The local cops are kinda upset by the whole
crazy murder-spree thing as well.
Actually, to be serious for a sec,
the whole sexual preference issue is left unresolved. The boxer
either is not really interested in guys, or can't admit it to himself, or
something. Tough guys from his part of New Jersey don't admit this
kind of thing, not even to themselves. In fact, there is some
suggestion that the murderous best friend guy may derive his homophobia from
latent homosexuality of his own, but none of this is developed very
In fact, a lot of things are left
unresolved when this film ends, and I found the ending completely
unsatisfying in many ways.
Look for some interesting cameos. (1) Remember Mary
Hartman's husband from three decades ago? The character was played
by Greg Mullavey, and he's in this movie as the boxer's crusty old
trainer! I recognized his voice, but had no idea who he was. I
haven't seen him in years, maybe decades. His appearance is
completely different now. (2) Kay Lenz is trying to mount a movie
comeback, and she has a small role in this film as the boxer's mom.
Guess who wrote and directed this film? Billy Hayes.
Think. Dig deep into your memory. You know who he
movie Midnight Express? No, Billy didn't write or direct or star in
it. It was about him! (He did write the book on which it was based.)
The entire Turkish prison experience of Midnight Express was based
on an actual period in the life of this same Billy Hayes. In the 25
years or so between writing that book and this script, he had no
other writing credits. His most interesting acting credit was in a
Shakespeare's Plan 12
From Outer Space. I suppose that is where he met Kay
Lenz, who also acted in that esteemed cinema classic. (I haven't
seen it, but I want to!)
The Reagans (2003)
This is the controversial CBS mini-series that never
got aired because of conservative backlash.
Although it isn't really my kind of
project, and has nothing to do with nudity, I watched it because I was curious about whether it was a
hatchet job. I guess I still don't know the answer because I don't
remember all the arguments and counter-arguments from that era, but
I can at least share with you what kind of Reagan family is pictured
Unlike most of the people who have
become President since Truman, the Ronald Reagan pictured here was a
decent man. He really believed in right and wrong, and he believed
that if he made a mistake he should own up to it, like the good guys
in the movies from his era. He was not very good at discussing
personal feelings, but he was clear about what he believed in. He
wanted to do the right things for the country and the world, even if
those things were not the right things for Ronald Reagan.
He wasn't a dirty politician. The
worst thing he said about Jimmy Carter was completely fair - he
asked the American public to look deep inside their hearts and ask
whether they were better off at the end of Carter's term than at the
beginning. He then said that if people thought their lives had
improved in Carter's years, then they should vote for Carter, but if
That's how he got to be President. He
was a sincere, old-fashioned man, unlike the jaded cynics who
dominate the world of politics. People listened to him, believed
him, liked him. Just like in the movies.
That was the positive side of the
profile. On the negative side, he was dumber than any of his
co-stars, including Bonzo. His obtuse mind, coupled with his black
and white sense
of right and wrong, led him to make broad, simplistic conclusions
lacking in nuance and analysis.
Frankly, that is probably a fairly
accurate picture of Mr Reagan. His supporters want to spin the man
by saying that he approached problems with clarity of purpose. Those
who disagreed with him said that he was simply dumber than a box of
rocks, and that his clarity derived from simple-minded
preconceptions. If you want to take a balanced view, I offer this:
the most important part of the job of President of the United States
is to offer leadership and direction. He does not need to be a
political genius and a policy wonk like Clinton and Nixon, nor does
he need to grasp any issues with any depth of understanding.
He is the captain of a great ship. His job is to decide where to
sail that ship, not to hoist the sails. In his position, he can hire
anyone he cares to hire, including plenty of people smart enough not
to raise the mainsail on the mizzenmast. Whatever that means.
As pictured here, Reagan's simple weltanschauung led
him to make some bad judgments without due consideration. The line
that got this film into trouble with conservatives was "those who
live in sin shall die in sin". Reagan was pictured saying that in
response to the AIDS crisis in 1985 or 86. He never said that. It
was a fictionalization. Conservatives called it "a lie".
They were right, of course. It was a
lie, or a fictionalization, if you prefer.
What the conservatives didn't tell
you is that what Reagan really said on the subject was worse, and far more
insensitive. The fictionalization was actually a whitewash, but the
conservatives spun it as a slander!
Reagan actually said, on May 27,
1989, "Maybe the Lord brought down this plague - illicit sex is
against the Ten Commandments." Of course, he had left office by
then, but it's reasonable to conclude that he must have said
similar things in 1985 and 86.
As for Nancy Reagan, she is
pictured here as Machiavellian, which is in line with the general perception
of her. At one annual press club roast, a wag remarked, "we're here
in honor of the most powerful person in Washington, and I'm glad to
see she brought her husband with her". If you look at the Reagans as
a team, the way they are pictured here made them a good two-headed
President. Ron set the agenda and handled the charm and decency.
Nancy worked behind the scenes to see that things really got done
the way Ron wanted them done. He had the vision, she had the smarts
and will. I don't know if that is really accurate or not, but it
rings true to me.
Setting aside the accuracy issue,
which I have not studied, is The Reagans a good movie? Not bad. It's
at least an above average made-for-TV project. James Brolin and Judy
Davis do a good job in the leads, and the structure of the film is
interesting enough that I was able to negotiate the three hours
without any boredom. I found it an interesting look back at the
Reagan years, but nothing really to merit the controversy it
engendered. Contrary to the official conservative line, I ended up
thinking of the Reagans as real people, and liking them far more
than I did before I watched the film.
Dodgeball Mania! Adults find exercise in an old playground
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - check out "New Trailer
Traditional marketing methods are not working on jaded Gen Y.
Lindsay Lohan paparazzi - in this one her boob escaped completely.
The Big Unit fires a perfect game. Randy Johnson - 40
years old - became the oldest pitcher ever to throw a perfecto,
breaking the record set 100 years ago by Cy Young. It was only the
17th perfecto in history, the 15th since the end of the nineteenth
century, and the only one in this century.
Andy Kaufman Fails To Rise From The Dead
- Now here is our kind of article.
The top ten worst smelling celebrities! Brad Pitt and
Russell Crowe swept 1-2, no surprise there, but I was surprised to
see Drew Barrymore off the list. (Courtney Cox was the top female)
Voting Time Doubled for 'American Idol' Finale
The trailer from Thomas Jane's new film, Stander:
"'Stander' is based on the true story of Andre Stander, a South
African homicide/robbery police captain who became one of the most
notorious bank robbers in the country. After participating in the
brutal killing in a riot in the line of duty, Stander decided to
defy the very system he was part of, and set off on an audacious
crime spree; robbing banks during his lunch hour then returning to
the scene of the crime to lead the investigation. Finally, caught
by the same police force he worked with, he was jailed. After a
daring jailbreak, the 'Stander Gang' committed a large number of
robberies, which grew increasingly bold over time. In the eyes of
the public, their blatant disregard for authority made them South
Africa's most popular anti-heroes. In reality, however, Stander
and his gang were the most wanted men in the country."
6 clips from Kate Hudson's latest presumed crap-o-rama, Raising
Wedding bells for J-Lo and Smarty Jones: "The marriage
will be her third and his first, according to the Hollywood
Reporter and The Daily Racing Form."
The trailer for Collateral: "The film takes place on a
single night. After a cabbie picks up a passenger, he and his car
are taken hostage as a killer travels around Los Angeles to
conduct his business. Cruise will play the lead role of a contract
killer. Jamie Foxx plays Max, the meek cab driver.
Schwarzenegger sues bobblehead doll maker. Why is
Arnold different from Kerry or Bush? I guess his legal point is
that many people think the Arnold bobblehead dolls are the real
Quentin Tarantino named an "Officer of Arts and Letters" by the
country of France
Breast-baring was popular in England and the Netherlands in the
Play Dark Tower online
Despite the Oscars, Tom Hanks Gives Himself a C
A new trailer for King Arthur
JoBlo does Cannes, Part 6
A "behind the scenes" featurette about The Village
The trailer for Beautiful Country : "'Beautiful
Country' follows the story of Binh, a shy Vietnamese man in his
20s who embarks on a personal journey with a young beautiful
woman, Ling, aboard a refugee ship to America in search of a
better life and Binh's estranged American father."
Trailer for In My Country - a new John Boorman drama,
starring Juliette Binoche and Samuel L., taking place in South
A new TV spot for The Chronicles of Riddick
Jon Stwewart's commencement address at William and Mary college.
An evening with Courtney Love
Low-Carb Diets Can Cause Bad Breath
Blind Date, Lederhosen, and me. Deep inside the world
of reality dating shows!
- URL says it all:
If some guy can make special effects this good on his home
computer, how do you explain the $150 million Van Helsing CGI
WTF??? Set other peoples' Away Messages!
- URL says it all:
Five cities make the short list for 2012 Olympics
London, Madrid, Moscow, Paris and (oddly enough) Fond du Lac,
Wisconsin. Or not.
Choose Your Own New York Adventure!
A drunk asked a man to 'step outside' for a fight. Only one
problem. He was on an airplane.
France: 'We Surrender Forever!': "French President
Jacques Chirac has announced a plan for France to surrender
retroactively in all of history's previous wars, and to
preemptively surrender to all potential enemies in future armed
Camper van thief siphons off raw sewage instead of diesel.
The would-be thief missed the fuel tank in the dark and put a tube
into the van's septic tank by mistake.
Soccer star caught in sex sting
French 35-hour week 'a disaster'. The finance minister
said that the French had to go back to pretending to work 40 hours
a week instead of the current 35.
Trannies eligible for Olympics
Indian casting director seeks short people for new hobbit movie
Avril Lavigne has explained why her lyrics are so angry: she's
eating too many carbs. Geez, so if I go on Atkins, I
might write some nice shit about Gigli.
No flying cars yet, but T-shirt TVs are here
Shannon Sharpe to replace Neon Deion on CBS
ESPN.com's Offseason NFL Overview This week: the
Cardinals and the Niners.
Is there any way to save "Star Wars: Episode III"?
Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon are to star as the late
Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter. James Mangold
(Girl Interrupted) will direct.
Turns out God CAN hit a 2-iron.
Mouseketeer HQ paparazzi - bikini
Tony Randall dies, assigned a sloppy roommate in heaven.
Tony was 84, had two kids, 7 and 5!!
American consumers spent $449.5 million on online relationship
services in 2003. That's nearly a 50% increase over the
previous year, and accounts for about a quarter of all online
Lindsay Lohan walking. A short clip from Mean Girls.
John Kerry is Gargamel
The long-awaited final Star Wars blockbuster will be called Birth
Of The Empire, movie insiders have revealed.
U.S. TO LEAVE IRAQ JUNE 30, but RETURN JULY 1. Bush
Announces "Operation Iraqi Re-freedom"
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.
I think this is Sherrie Wilson's (Walker, Texas
Ranger) only nudity, from Past Tense (.avi, .wmv)
Here's the rest of Annette O'Toole's nudity in Cat
People, in the locker room before the swimming pool scene. Nice
quality, and this is the clearest breast exposure of O'Toole's
career. (.avi, .wmv)
Annette Bening in The Grifters. This pre-DVD clip is
a bit too dark. (.avi, .wmv)
Juliette Binoche in Damage (.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.
From the 1998 movie "Hell's Kitchen" (1998)...both ladies show almost the exact same 'nipple popping out of the black bra' exposure.
Be sure to pay Graphic Response a visit at his website. www.graphic-barry.com.
'Caps and comments by Brainscan:
Today's stuff includes edits of things posted on Tuesday plus a couple of other fine-looking women.
- Hudson Leick, the Evil Callisto apparently paying tribute to Daryl Hannah in "Splash". There is some wonderful cleavage and maybe even a partial nipple view if you stare long enough.
- Jessica Simpson...another look at the the pop-starlet's cleavage and subtle nipple sighting during a recent stage appearance.
- "Star Wars" star Natalie Portman looking quite lovely.
- Rachel Hunter, the Kiwi actress and former Mrs. Rod Stewart showing off a truck load of cleavage.
- Tara Reid out in public with several buttons left undown on her blouse.
- Victoria Beckham, sunbathing topless.
||Brief breast exposure from this past Sunday's episode of "The Sopranos".
|"Eurotrip" is not due out until June 1st, but it looks like LC got ahold of a DVD a little early! Excellent 'caps from the unrated version, with everyone going topless!
Part 2 of the Ghost's coverage of the Skinemax flick "Timegate: Tales of the Saddle Tramps" (1999).
- Kim Yates, the cute, blonde and non-silly-coned former flight attendant and Vegas Showgirl in some pseudo-sex scenes. Toplessness in all of these, plus brief views of the other two B's in links 1-7.
- Kim Yates .wmvs
'Caps and comments by Dann:
This excellent 2003 Australian drama starts out as a love story, but about halfway through, turns into something else. A female geologist takes a visiting Japanese businessman on a tour of the desert to see mining areas. Unfortunately, they hate one another, at least at first. Then, romance blooms.
What happens next turns this film into an excellent drama, with an absolutely outstanding acting job turned in by Toni Collette. While I won't reveal the ending, I will highly recommend the movie. It is very slow paced, but still watchable and intriguing, with a gripping ending.
|As usual, the NBC series "Las Vegas" delivered plenty of Cox cleavage on Monday night's season finale.
||Another look at her boob popping out in public.
|Señor Skin 'caps of Cepeda showing all in a variety of nude scenes from "Story of O, the Series".
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
DRUNKEN STRIPPER FOUND IN COCKPIT
Write Your Own "Cockpit" Joke - Security is under scrutiny at the Aberdeen,
Scotland, airport after a drunken lapdancer was found passed out in the cockpit
of a plane. Soraya Wilson thinks she had a fight with her boyfriend, drank
too much, went looking for a place to sleep, and somehow ended up at the
airport. She apparently slipped past guards and police, scaled a barbed wire fence,
boarded a jet and fell asleep, all while wearing nothing but a skimpy top and
a G-string. She was let off with a warning. She said, "If I can break into
a a major airport, what chance have they got catching terrorists?"
Especially if the terrorist is wearing pasties and a G-string.
She had a pair of 38's, and they still let her onto a plane!
The guards saw her, but they all figured some other guard must've already
At first, she thought a pilot had ordered a lap dance then got her drunk,
but then she thought, "Nah, that's too far-fetched."
BREAST-BARING QUITE POPULAR IN 17TH CENTURY
Apple Pair - Historian Angela McShane Jones of Britain's University of
Warwick found that women in the 1600s exposed their breasts in public more than they
do today. Both paintings and woodcut sheet music depicted bare-breasted
women, and everyone from queens to prostitutes wore gowns that completely revealed
their breasts. Jones said "apple-like" breasts were considered symbolic of
youth, beauty and virtue, and men didn't mind their women showing them because
it was a way to display their honor and virtue. She said if the Janet Jackson
incident had happened in the 1600s, nobody would have raised an eyebrow.
They would've assumed Janet was displaying her virtue...They were a simple
Don't tell Janet that in the 1600s, women didn't wear panties, either.
And who convinced women that showing their breasts was a sign of honor and
virtue? A bunch of horny men.
Women finally started covering their breasts in the 1700s, to keep Ben
Franklin from grabbing them.
NEXT "STAR WARS" MOVIE INFO
And Yoda Will Rap! Backwards! - The Sun tabloid claims from an inside source
that the next "Star Wars" movie will be called "Birth of the Empire." Also,
the big highlight will be a light saber duel between Obi-Wan and Anakin on
surfboards over lava.
On the planet Funicello.
It's official: George Lucas' mind has now regressed to the age of 12.
If they want a real highlight, drop Jar Jar Binks into the lava.