"Truth or Consequences N.M."
Truth or Consequences N.M. (1997) is essentially a road story of 6 people. No, wait a minute, it is a tragic romance. No, that isn't right, it is a crime drama. Well, whatever it is, it is a lot of fun. Vincetn Gallo is released from prison, and is picked up by his main squeeze, Kim Dickens. Cut to a few weeks into the future, and the two of them are teamed with Mykelti Williamson and maniac Kiefer Sutherland (who also directed) to rip off a drug supplier. Good plan, but a few problems develop. The warehouse where they intend to grab the dope isn't empty. The drug supplier is there, along with someone else. Sutherland blows both away, only to find that the other man was a DEA agent, and they kill several cops making their getaway. They hotfoot it out of town. Meanwhile, back at the DEA, we learn that they were caught on surveillance cameras and that Williamson is also a DEA agent.
They (rightly) figure out that their car is made, and hijack a motorhome, keeping Kevin Pollack and Grace Phillips as hostages. The plan is to sell the drugs to a Mafia type, then head for Mexico. Unfortunately, the Mafia type was the actual owner of the stolen drugs. Meanwhile Pollack begins to be lured by the criminal lifestyle. All of this leads to a three-way showdown in Truth or Consequences, N.M.
Dickens shows breasts in a sex scene late in the movie. IMDb readers have it at 6.1 of 10. For me, it worked best during the darkly comic moments. Although the ending was completely appropriate, I was disappointed as they had made Dickens and Gallo a little too sympathetic. This is a C+. It moves briskly, is violent enough that they had MPAA struggles over the rating, and is well acted.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
Some nice (zipped) .avi clips of Abbie Cornish in Somersault.
(Not mine. I haven't seen the film.) The Aussie actress is 23, but I
guess her special charm is that she would have no trouble passing
for 14 or 15. You can see caps from this film in the back issues of
Feb 28th and March 1st.
'Sith' Draws $16.5M at midnight showings alone!
Man, Tonya Harding is lookin' good, eh?
Software piracy will get worse throughout the world, study says.
As more and more people come online in developing nations, the
cost of software becomes ever greater relative to their disposable
income, thus magnifying the incentive to seek pirated copies. The
study estimates that in Vietnam, for example, 75% of all software
is pirated. And don't even get me started on the Barbary Coast.
"... the online search engines represent the key points of the
future technology, and the leader in this domain, none other than
Google, is destined to perish in less than five years."
The purveyor of this wisdom? Microsoft's CEO.
Netscape is still alive and has just released version 8.0.
BitTorrent - The future is trackerless, and it's in beta.
IMDb is listing a definite release date for Havoc in Germany - Aug
18. This is the film in which formerly prim Anne
Hathaway participates in extensive sexual scenes with surprisingly
graphic nudity. Based on the history of The Gift (Katie Holmes's
topless scene), the scenes will probably hit the internet about 15
minutes after the first screening. The film is still supposed to
be released in the USA this year as well, but no definite date has
been announced. If uncut, it would have to get an NC-17 rating.
Opie's daughter (Bryce Dallas Howard) bares it all in von Trier's
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, as reviewed by The Filthy Critic's
nephew - Day 4
The original script for I'll Do Anything. (It was
written as a musical.)
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- Olbermann says:
I smell the ink drying on Scott McClellan's resignation
- Amid reports that the new Star Wars film contains
not-so-subtle anti-Bush messages,
President George W. Bush today took to the national airwaves to
vow revenge against the Sith.
Celebrity Lookalike Pamela Sandersin Makes First Video
More info about the casting of X3, and more details
about how Sideshow Bob will portray Beast
Some tremendous trailer ads for Dark Sector (Playstation 3)
Trump pushes his own Ground Zero plan. His plan: make
it look just like before, except with the word TRUMP on the roof.
eBay item - Silicone Testicular Implant (My Right Nut -used).
With a great commentary by the seller.
Deputy Survives Being Hit by Pickup With video!!
Russian lake disappears, baffling villagers. "I am
thinking, well, America has finally got to us," said one old
woman, as she sat on the ground outside her house.
"Christians, Jews, and Buddhists don't lash out in homicidal rage
when their religion is insulted," except maybe for
Mormons. If I were an Islamic leader in the Middle East, I would
take a page from Scientology's book - get the Saudis and others to
use that oil money to corner the world's market on lawyers, and
then let the lawsuits begin!
Star Wars III already online, all studio countermeasures futile,
Lucas will get rich anyway. Although it just opened
today, this film has already broken even from licensing deals
- Headline of the Day:
"Tiny ninjas minimize Shakespeare's Hamlet". This is a
low budget production of Hamlet, so they had to cut some of the
dwarf ninjas from Shakespeare's original scenario. And they could
only afford one pantomime horse.
Find your Star Wars twin. My Star Wars twin is Yoda.
OK, I would have preferred Han Solo, but I guess it could have
been worse, like Palpatine, Jar-Jar, or Admiral Ackbar.
Tampa Bay's 10 News rides the new Busch Gardens roller coaster
Bad news for Donovan McNabb - he made the cover of Madden 06.
- From the "whatever happened to ... ?" department. One word:
The history of chain letters. You must read this
article and pass the link on to five friends, or bad luck will
befall you. Kenny Chesney passed the link on. Corey Haim did not.
Maynard G. Gilligan is recuperating from surgery. He
underwent a quadruple by-pass and was also treated for severly
infected hat burns. Fortunately, he will have no memory of the
traumatic surgery thanks to a successful experimental procedure in
which a monkey hit him over the head with a coconut.
Thighs offend Thais. Miss Universe organizers scrambled
on Thursday to calm a furor over photos of bikini-clad contestants
posing near an ancient Buddhist temple in Thailand after the
images infuriated religious leaders. My observation has been that
religious leaders must spend a good portion of their lives
Sex bracelet sends out wrong message
WTF? Kelsey Grammer to play Beast in X3? Whatever. Ol'
Frasier will be 50 in February, so it should be interesting to see
him perform the action scenes in a costume designed to make him
seem a 350 pound brute. At the same time, Vinnie Jones was also
signed to play Juggernaut.
"THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DUCT TAPE!"
Here is an entirely new trailer from 'War of the Worlds'
The Advanced Rutabaga Studies Institute
- The institute is located in Forest Grove, Oregon - the
Rutabaga Capital of the World since 1951!!
- You may not have noticed, but May is National Rutabaga
Month, and you still have a dozen more days to enjoy it.
- While you are there, don't miss the live Ruta-cam. Catch it
now, before it becomes a pay site.
One question. Where the hell was the world's rutabaga capital
in 1950? It is inconceivable to me that we could have gone without
one. Perhaps it was behind the Iron Curtain, and the CIA is
suppressing the information.
Newsweek Publishes Controversial "Bush Ass Rapes Allah" Story
John Cleese wrote a Superman comic. I don't want to
spoil it for you, but ... two words: "silly flight."
Here is an unfavorable review of the comic, entitled
Superman: True Brit.
- It was a very good year.
Kenny Chesney wins all the major annual Country Music awards,
right after winning his movie star wife
The Upfront - a humorous flash animation about the
process of opening each new TV season. It is designed to sell a
book (Life After the 30-Second Spot), but it is entertaining in
its own right.
Revenge Of The Sith meets Dodgeball. A slick
professional commercial for the new Sith video game.
A gallery of posters from adult and exploitation films of the
1960s and early 1970s
- Obscure fetish of the day:
Fighting Women Fan Club - women punching men
Morgan Spurlock ('Super Size Me') has scored a pilot commitment
for a new one-hour documentary/reality series
that plants an individual for 30 days in a completely
different lifestyle, whether religious, economic or ethnic.
Here's a QuickTime trailer from Lipstick & Dynamite, a
documentary on the female pioneers of pro wrestling.
Here's a trailer from Milwaukee, Minnesota (limited release June
- The past meets the present when Milwaukee's best fisherman,
Albert Burroughs, a young man perceived to be mentally disabled,
finds himself the target of two separate con artists out to
steal his money.
I have a friend who has really tried to become Milwaukee's best
fisherman, but he can never finish higher than third or fourth in
the annual rankings. Seriously, I wonder if Milwaukee can point
proudly to one man and say - "he's our best fisherman." Do they
have a tournament? Does the tournament stop there, or can the
Milwaukee champion go on to defeat the champs from Green Bay and
Kenosha, and maybe someday go one-on-one with the top guy from
Bangkok for the world title. You know ESPN 2 would carry it.
- Here's one I actually want to see, but I'm disappointed that
it isn't in IMAX format. Look at the trailer and you'll see that
it would have made a perfect IMAX film.
A very cool trailer from National Geographic's oceanic
documentary, Deep Blue.
- "Deep Blue" is an epic cinematic 'roller coaster' ride whose
images will mesmerise viewers with their beauty and stun them
with their grandeur. One of the most singular and comprehensive
projects ever undertaken in the field of documentary filmmaking,
"Deep Blue" plunges the audience into the spectacle of the seas
and takes it on a journey from the vast stretches of the open
ocean to the nocturnal landscapes of the ocean's deepest chasms.
Despite the fact that the sea constitutes two-thirds of our
planet, we know more about the surface of the moon than we do
about the deep oceans. Directors Alastair Fothergill and Andy
Byatt assembled 20 specialised camera teams, shot over 7,000
hours of footage in more than 200 locations around the world for
more than 5 years, and descended as far as 5,000 meters in the
most powerful submersible crafts. New species of ocean dwellers
were discovered, and many photographed for the first time ever."
A new R-rated clip from the French thriller, High Tension
Here's a second clip from The Devil's Rejects, Rob Zombie's sequel
to "1000 Corpses". The
characters are riffing on Star Wars.
The trailer from Mysterious Skin, the latest
from Gregg Araki. Here is the official blurb:
- "The summer I was eight years old, five hours disappeared
from my life. Five hours, lost, gone without a trace..." These
are the words of Brian Lackey (Brady Corbet), a troubled 18
year-old, growing up in the stiflingly small town of Hutchinson,
Kansas. Plagued by nightmares, Brian believes that he may have
been the victim of an alien abduction. Local Neil McCormick
(Joseph Gordon Levitt) however, is the ultimate beautiful
outsider. With a loving but promiscuous mother (Elisabeth Shue),
Neil is wise beyond his years and curious about his developing
sexuality, having found what he perceived to be love from his
Little League baseball coach (played by Hal Hartley veteran Bill
Sage) at a very early age. Now, ten years later, Neil is a
teenage hustler, nonchalant about the dangerous path his life is
taking. Neil's pursuit of love leads him to New York City, while
Brian's voyage of self discovery leads him to Neil – who helps
him to unlock the dark secrets of their past. Based on the
acclaimed novel by Scott Heim, "Mysterious Skin" explores the
hearts and minds of two very different boys who come to find the
key to their future happiness lies in the exorcism of their
The trailer and six clips from Saint Ralph,
"a beautiful, bittersweet comedy of an awkward, ninth grade
Catholic school boy who sets out to make a miracle happen."
A new clip from A History of Violence,
the David Cronenberg thriller starring Viggo Mortensen
Watch the Yahoo-exclusive trailer for 'Fantastic Four,' the
long-awaited big-screen adaptation of Stan Lee's Silver Age
Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx and Josh Lucas in the latest trailer for
Spanish fans boo, press berates Beckham's Real Madrid debut
Britney Spears opens up in first part of "Chaotic"
- Adding fuel to the current controversy over Senate
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass) today threatened to speak for a solid
hour on the Senate floor, an act which several
prominent legal scholars said could be in violation of the Geneva
Conventions against torture.
Jessica Alba: cold day. Not sure what happened to her
Here's one Hollywood would envy - newsreel footage of an explosion
in a fireworks factory
Other Crap archives. May also include newer material than the
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.
|First up from Hugo, a few nekkid babes in scenes from the 1974 French film "Le Mouton enragé". Boisson and Birkin both give triple B performances. Schneider is topless only.
||Claire showing off her A-cups in scenes from the indie (and arty) film "Stage Beauty".
||She'll always be Princess Vespa from "Spaceballs" in my book....Here she is kinds sorta showing all of the goodies in scenes from "Last Rites" (1988).
|Kelly in her early 20's, baring all, and still droolworthy even though I've seen this scene about a billion times. The woman is just plain well made. Here she is in scenes from 1985's "Mischief".
|Hey Trekkies! Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think 1984's "Blind Date" may be the only movie to feature two Trek babes going topless in the same film. Alley of course was the original LT. Saavik in "Wrath of Khan" (Shatner fans should click here). For those who may not remember, once upon a time she was 1/3 her present size and pretty darn hot. Counselor Troi also had quite a bod on her back in the day.
|The official blonde and big'unned poster girl. Here she is going topless in scenes from her first movie "Snapdragon".
|The sexy Latina actress looking amazing in undies and bikinis in scenes from "After the Sunset".
Another batch of HD 'caps featuring some of this week's Prime Time Skin.
||The political columnist, author and talk show junkie showing a whole lot of leg on Leno.
||The ultra-cute Canadian showing a little cleavage and some Prime Time-style shower scene partial exposure from last week's episode of "Lost".
||Stuffed into her skin tight T'pol outfit one last time for the amazingly lame series finale of "Enterprise". If any Trek fans out there want my opinion...I think I figured out why "Enterprise" was not as much of a hit franchise...it was the only Trek show to have a theme song...and a very wimpy one at that.
|Johnny Moronic 'caps of the Swedish babe topless in a couple of scenes from "Sprängaren" aka "Deadline" (2001).
|Señor Skin takes a look at the 1978 Horror/Thriller "The Toolbox Murders". Drake shows off some very lovely toplessness while former Pet-turned-adult star Kelly Nichols bares all. Interstingly enough, Nichols is still semi-involved in adult films...even in her mid 40's.
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
MICHAEL JACKSON TRIAL UPDATE
And He's A DEFENSE Witness! - Wednesday at Michael Jackson's trial, his
12-year-old cousin Rijo testified that when he visited Neverland two years
ago, Michael's accuser and his brother invited him to join them as they
masturbated while watching naked women on TV.
This was to prove that kids at Neverland were never exposed to anything
See, Michael didn't touch them...He just watched them.
Michael added, "It's not sexual."
Diana's Already There...Wait, That's Michael - The judge ruled that
"character is not an issue" in the case, and the prosecution would be
allowed to call rebuttal witnesses to defense character witnesses. This
means there probably won't be a parade of big stars like Liz Taylor and
Diana Ross called to laud Michael.
Think how relieved they must be!
So if you already paid scalpers' prices for your trial tickets, touch
The judge did allow a "friend of the court" brief from Bubbles the
CHILI FINGER WAS PAYMENT FOR $50 DEBT
He Loved To Show His Boss The Finger - The man whose finger ended up in
Wendy's chili was not in on the scam. His mom said he lost it when he
slammed his truck tailgate on it, and when he was broke, he gave it to the
claimant's husband to settle a $50 debt. He didn't know the man's wife and
didn't realize that was his finger. His mom said he's a "happy-go-lucky
guy" who used to show the finger to girls in the office as a joke. She
said a woman wouldn't do a thing like that, adding, "It's a man thing."
No, a woman would do something practical, like putting it in her chili
There was a lot of interest on that debt...Originally, the amount was a
He could have drawn the face of Jesus on that finger and sold it on eBay
DRUNK GIRL BARRED FROM PROM
Skip The Prom, Go To The Party At Her House! - Shawnda Lawson, 18, a senior
at Gov. Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick, Maryland, was barred from
her prom this weekend after she refused to sign a pledge not to drink. She
told the local newspaper that she likes to drink, and she planned to do it
on prom night. Her father said the principal shouldn't have punished his
daughter just for something she said, and he doesn't believe she drinks.
Dad doesn't read the newspaper too often.
And when she says she plans to have sex in the limo, he knows she's just
Maybe if they got her drunk enough, she'd sign it.
TONY CURTIS TO POSE NUDE
Some Like It Not - Tony Curtis has decided to prove that he can still be a
sex symbol by posing nude for Vanity Fair magazine to mark his 80th
birthday. But Curtis isn't completely exposed: he posed discretely
covering his privates with his pet Yorkshire terriers named after the "Some
Like It Hot" characters, Daphne and Josephine.
They're both really boys.
If he were really excited, it would have to be a three-dog night.
Personally, I'd need a couple of German shepherds.
You know, Jamie Lee Curtis decided she's too old to pose nude anymore,
and she's his daughter.
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