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"High Spirits"

High Spirits (1988) is a PG-13 Peter O'Toole as lovable suicidal drunk comedy. O'Toole is facing foreclosure on his ancestral Irish castle/hotel, and hits upon the scheme of claiming it is haunted to attract tourists. Among the guests are Jennifer Tilly, Steve Guttenberg and wife Beverly D'Angelo (daughter of the man wanting to foreclose on the castle, and Connie Booth along with her husband and kids. Booth's husband is a parapsychologist. It doesn't take long for him to figure out that O'Toole is using cheap tricks with his staff to give ghost illusions. Then Guttenberg meets ghost Daryl Hannah, and falls in love with her. Seems the castle is chuck full of ghosts, including O'Toole's father, who has a very real relationship with O'Toole's living mother.

If all this sounds silly, the film just gets sillier as it goes along. The good news is that Tilly, D'Angelo, Hannah and Booth all have pokies, see-throughs and cleavage, with Tilly being the least exposed of the four. IMDB readers have this at 4.7 of 10, US gross was $8.58m, and critics were not impressed. Hannah was nominated for a supporting actress Razzie. Call me sick and twisted, by I have always liked this film a lot. OF course it can't be taken seriously, but I am a sucker for O'Toole's drunk, and am a huge fan of the actresses. The DVD is a beautiful transfer, which was a huge surprise after seeing weak VHS releases. O'Toole comedies are nearly a genre to themselves, and this is a very good example of that genre, so C is the correct grade.

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  • Beverly D'Angelo (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
  • Connie Booth (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Daryl Hannah (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • Jennifer Tilly (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

    "Spanish Judges"

    Spanish Judges (1999) is a high energy thriller peopled with nothing but psychos. Vincent D'Onofrio as Max steals and sells collectibles, so he can acquire his own collectibles, and is down on his luck. Partner and girlfriend Valeria Golino collects Barbie Dolls and ingestible poisons. Matthew Lillard shows up at their place and convinces them to help him deliver "the Spanish judges" to a buyer. We don't find out til the end of the film what the Spanish judges are. The film is extremely violent, very dark, and doesn't have a single believable character.

    Golino shows breasts and bush in a very dark scene, intended to show no more than a vague outline. I can't find anyone who liked this film any better than I did. IMDB readers say 5.9 of 10, and Apollo has it at 48. It seems to be a direct to vid, first released in Japan. A girlfriend of their hired gun, who claimed to be a Martian, and did have some special abilities did amuse me during her short screen time. IF you like high energy violence and psycho characters, you might be able to sit through this.. Otherwise, it is a weak genre effort D+.

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  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)


    I don't know what Dark Blue World (2001) is, but Mr Skin says it has Tara Fitzgerald's breasts in it. I'll have to take his word for it, because her face is nowhere to be seen.

    • Tara Fitzgerald (1, 2)


    Point Break is an excellent adrenalin film. It is, as some of our readers have pointed out, pretty much the same film as The Fast and the Furious, except with surfers instead of gearheads.


    Gitano is the movie with the awesome Laetitia Casta nude scene. One of our nephews made a movie clip that is in DVD quality and size. In fact, it seem to me that the colors are actually a bit better than on the DVD! Beautiful quality. Because of the mammoth size, he split it into three parts. Here is Part 3. .avi in Divx format



    Other crap:



    Hey, Scoop:

    This report was in the NY Daily News:

    Did Tiger Woods' girlfriend, Elin Nordegren, pose in the buff? Photos of a nude, nubile beauty closely resembling the golf god's Swedish sweetie ricocheted between major publishing organizations yesterday, no doubt slowing productivity as staffers engaged in compare-and-contrast sessions. In the professional shots, a buxom blond who's a dead ringer for the 22-year-old nanny and model bares absolutely all for the camera.

    Woods' agent Bev Norwood did not  return our calls yesterday to confirm or deny whether Nordegren had done the  photo session. No matter: Neither Playboy nor Penthouse is interested. Call it the Kournikova effect. The  recent costly mixup at Penthouse over topless photos of a Benetton heiress ID'ed as tennis player Anna Kournikova has put a chill on the celebrity- skin market.

    "We'd love [Nordegren] in the magazine," Playboy spokeswoman  Elizabeth Norris told us. "It was the first thing all of us thought of when we saw her. But without a model's consent, we just can't do it."

    Penthouse's Michael Moi is even more chary, telling us: "We're a  little shy right now."

    It's understandable. Newlywed Claudia Schiffer just stopped several European mags from publishing topless shots of her taken   two weeks ago in Barbados. Only Italy's Novella 2000 printed them, and the folks there "will have Ms. Schiffer's lawyers chasing them," the spokesman for the model said.

    And Steffi Graf just won a court battle in Berlin with Microsoft Germany, which posted what appeared to be nude photos of the tennis ace. They were actually digitally altered shots of Graf's head on another woman's body.

    From Pat Reeder's Comedy Wire:

    "The Sum Of All Fears" was the #1 movie over the weekend, despite the fact that its content is disturbing, repulsive and depressing to most Americans...That's right: it contains Ben Affleck.

    Here 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 I inexplicably determined there might be something of interest.
    • A blue asterisk indicates the review is written by Tuna (or Lawdog or Junior or C2000 or Realist or ICMS or somebody else besides me)
    • If there is no asterisk, I wrote it, but am too ashamed to admit it.

    Graphic Response
    The ladies (and nudity) of "Flesh and Bone" (1993)

    Be sure to pay Graphic Response a visit at his website. www.graphic-barry.com.

    RoSSol presents:

    Klubi (1998-1999) was a Finnish soap opera, all about rich business people, their secrets and their tangled relationships...

    Minna Turunen is a well known actress but also a radio jockey (though she got sacked a few months back for failing to show up at work after the celebrity party...) and a TV-show hostess. Her first major leading role will be in Umur, scheduled for the public release in next autumn. The word is that there definitely will be "sufficient nudity" in that film too (her own words). The preview pic looks promising too...

    She's one of the few serious actresses in Finland who clearly have sillycones. She hasn't admitted or denied it but they are so evident that there's no discussion about it. You can't see them so clearly in these and she may have had another operation since this series was finished, but just check the pics of her lying on her back... :(

    She's the bitch of Klubi, seen here controlling the baddie with her 'feminine' skills

    • Minna Turunen (1, 2, 3)

    Anu Sinisalo has mainly done big supporting roles in TV-series. She doesn't seem to have a problem with nudity, but in Klubi her scene was way too quick. I capped just about every frame. (Her younger half sister is also an actress but hasn't shown anything yet.)

    She's just a waitress in Klubi, but obviously there's something going on between her and co-owner of the company...

    • Anu Sinisalo (1, 2)

    Maarit Peltomaa has been around since late 1980's. (One of her first film roles was one of the girls in a lesbian threesome...) Also she has done mainly supporting roles and TV-work.

    In these scenes from Klubi...While fathers hate each other's guts, the kids engage in the act of reconciliation.

    Kristiina Halttu is a fine and much loved actress, a few years older than the previous three actresses. She didn't show anything in Klubi, maybe because her character was supposed to be pregnant, but I wanted to cap her anyway. Actually for what I know, she hasn't shown really anything during the last 5-6 years. A shame because there are not too many good caps of her in the nude around.

    In these 'caps....It's the morning after the wedding. Too bad that we missed what happened during the night.

    Diane Lane PAL comes out of retirement to 'cap these bootleg topless scenes from the movie "Unfaithful".

    Paulina Porizkova
    (1, 2, 3, 4)

    From her role as a "gangster slut" in the movie "Thursday". #4 shows the supermodel topless and baring her bum. Links 1-3 are skanky non-nudes.

    Milla Jovovich
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    Sexy scans from the July 02 issue of Arena, by nmd.

    Naomi Watts and
    Laura Harring
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    Lesbo make out scenes from "Mulholland Dr." (2001). Harring provides all of the breast exposure.

    Laura Harring Speaking of Ms. Harring/Herring, The Rock came up with this great, rare find from back in her Miss USA days. (she won the title in 1985). Here she is (with her original breasts) in the swimsuit competition.

    Barbi Benton
    (1, 2, 3, 4)

    In a classic bondage scene from 1984's "Deathstalker", by Hankster.

    Lisa Boyle Excellent breast and bush views from the softcore flick, "I Like to Play Games".

    Karen Sillas Topless in scenes from "Risk" (1994).

    Unknown Here's an unidentified, very busty babe showing off her big'uns (and then some) in scenes from "Faust: Love of the Damned" (2000).

    Isabelle Huppert A single exposed breast in scenes from the French film "La Pianiste"(2001). (not to be confused with Roman Polanski's recent Golden Palm winning film of the same name)

    Celeb News and Gossip
    I believe the term "whiny little bitch" comes to mind. When I was 15 I would have killed to trade places with Slater.

    CHRISTIAN SLATER is still disturbed by his first big screen nude scenes - made when he was just 15.

    The actor peeled off for scenes with Chilean actress VALENTINA VARGAS in THE NAME OF THE ROSE, and admits he's still scarred by the experience at 32.

    He says, "I don't think that would be approvable now. It would be borderline child abuse. "It was emotionally hard for a 15-year-old to grasp doing that sort of thing."

    The actor admits that making the film joined other moments from his childhood in helping to turn his twenties into a complete mess.

    Another disturbing memory he took into adulthood was watching his father die on TV while sitting in his lap. Slater adds, "He was in a soap opera, and they were killing off his character, and I remember being totally freaked out."

    He claims all these moments led to him becoming a mess in his twenties - he was imprisoned in 1998 after assaulting his girlfriend and a police officer in a scuffle while high on drugs.

    The now happily married father-of-two says, "It's a miracle that I survived any of it."

    But his odd childhood wasn't all bad - his casting agent mum persuaded Slater's hero MARK HAMILL (LUKE SKYWALKER) to attend his 12th birthday party.