Brubaker (1980) stars Robert Redford in the title role as the new warden for a prison farm. He first comes in as a prisoner to learn first hand what he is up against, and he is a man on a mission, prison reform. He discovers that there is lots of reforming to do, with corruption, graft and prisoner abuse running rampant. All of his problems are not inside the walls, however, but with the prison board and the politicians as well.
Linda Haynes shows breasts in a gratuitous scene. IMDB readers have this at 6.6 of 10. While it is not especially gritty, it is a good enough yarn, and Redford makes a good do-gooder. C+.
"Death and the Maiden"
Death and the Maiden (1994) is a Roman Polanski adaptation of a stage play that takes place somewhere in Latin America after a democratic take-over. It is a dark and stormy night, and Sigourney Weaver is preparing a dinner for someone, and watching the road for them to arrive. When she hears about a likely presidential appointment to investigate human rights violations under the old regime, she is suddenly angry. She eats alone after the power and phone are downed by the storm, and when she sees a car approach, she blows out all of the candles and gets her automatic handgun. It is only her husband, given a ride by a doctor who found him on the road with a flat and a flat spare. Turns out he is the candidate to head the human rights investigation, and Weaver was arrested and tortured by them, but protected his identity, thus saving his life.
The doctor who provided the ride comes back on a pretext wanting to get to know the husband, and Weaver hears his voice, sneaks out of the house, and steals his car. Turns out she recognizes him from voice, speech patters and scent as one of her torturers, whom she never saw, as she was blindfolded. She sneaks back when he has fallen asleep on the sofa and ties him up. What follows is an attempt by her to force him to confess, and her husband acting as anyman, us, and the judge and jury trying to decide if he is guilty, or she is crazy, or both. The doctor is played perfectly by Ben Kingsley, and Weaver also turned in an excellent performance. It would have been easy to give a one note outrage and fury interpretation, but she managed many layers to her character. The film is examining the entire idea of guilt, justice and punishment.
IMDB readers have this at 7.0 of 10. Ebert was enthusiastic with three stars, and Berardinelli was far less impressed at two stars. It suffered from the common problem of adapted stage plays, it was overly talky, and had few sets, so was rather static. Weaver shows her breasts early in the film. This is a C.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
Welcome to Uncle Scoopy's Fun House, winner of six Peabody
Awards, twenty three Nobel Peace Prizes, and the Congressional Medal
of Honor. Evidence of those awards is fully notarized.
By Bill O'Reilly.
The Honte's Swedish and International site is updated
Updated volume: Angelina Jolie
Not sure if you've seen this new dvd yet - The Best of Charlie's
Angels, Season 1. It's got some great pokies from Farrah Fawcett
and Jaclyn Smith. In the second episode " the seance", there's
pokies from Jaclyn. In the third episode "dancing in the dark",
there's a possible nip slip from Farrah when she does the fox trot
with an old man. Let me know what you think.
OK, you talked me into it. I will look at it
How do celebrity women trim their bushes?
Get the ... um ... lowdown. Asia Argento doesn't
(there's a surprise, eh? She doesn't even trim her armpits.).
Some prefer the Mohawk. Some like it bald.
I guess those trimmed babes don't have to worry about sex with
He says is only fear is bikini waxing.
Saddam's moustache found in Baghdad rubble (WWN - expect USA
Today to assign an reporter to this story)
Huge oil reserves found on the moon
responds to Vincent Gallo. Very funny. Gallo put a curse on
Ebert's colon, and Ebert says, "I don't know
what he meant . . . but when I had my last colonoscopy, they let
me watch it on a little TV, and it was far more entertaining
than 'Brown Bunny.' "
... and Gallo
responds back, in what I can only describe as an insane
rant, in which he claims responsibility for Gene Siskel's death.
really knows how to deal with critics - Texas Death Match.
Vincent Gallo should do the same with Ebert. I'd watch that on
PPV, especially if Chloe Sevigny blew the winner.
Speaking of insane,
Billy Bob Thornton burns Jolie's blood, Jolie says "I hate Lara
Croft". Jolie is 28 today. The odds are about even on her
making it to 30. If she plans to live longer, she may recall
what Mickey Mantle once said ... "If Ida known Ida
lived this long, Ida taken better care of myself"
Jolie's uncle - the guy who wrote "Wild
Thing" - was also a professional gambler and a professional
golfer. (Real name Wes Voight, used pseudonym Chip Taylor)
sex scene on the Sopranos is too hot.
off, asks for body double
You may want to look at this for your gift-giving needs.
The penis phone.
Faux-lesbian teenage Russian singer update. Tatu's
Moscow-based fan club has shut down. Its
boss said: “It’s all over. Fans have lost interest. Just months
ago we had thousands of members but numbers have drastically
dwindled. We can no longer afford to go on.”
what kind of movies were preferred by psycho Junior Dictator
Uday Hussein? He had copies of Air Bud and Green Card. I
just knew he'd be a Depardieu fan, but he's obviously not that
big on Air Bud if he quit collecting after the first film. A
major fan would have
Air Bud 4:
Seventh Inning Fetch
Bill and Ted's Excellent Cereal
this is a pretty funny site. Instead of Top
10 lists, it prints the Bottom lists -
here's the 50 WORST nicknames for your penis. and
here's the 50 worst names for porno mags
site dedicated to naked pictures of Camilla Sjoberg
Arizona minor league team will hold Ted Williams Night on
Monday, in which
500 fans will get free popsicles in honor of the Splendid
Splinter's frozen presence in Scottsdale
Hillary Rodham Clinton, acknowledging tirades and tears over her
husband's affair with Monica Lewinsky, says President Clinton
lied to her about the Lewinsky relationship until the weekend
before he admitted it to a grand jury. ''The most
difficult decisions I have made in my life were to stay married
to Bill and to run for the Senate from New York,'' she writes.
Jeez, I'm really starting to like Bill now. Hillary says "I
could hardly breathe. Gulping for air ...". I understand
Lewinsky had the exact same problem. That's pretty juicy
stuff, but I don't think I'm going to shell out twenty eight
smackers for the book.
Bruce Willis to show the full monty in The Whole Ten Yards.
speaking of wieners,
Brad Pitt caught nekkid by paparazzi
Bill O'Reilly, the conservative talk show host with
not one but two imaginary Peabody awards, first decried political commentators
who ''call people names.'' Then he called Al
Franken an idiot.
Rachel Hunter has landed a TV role in the British version of Sex
and the City
are you a nerd?
simple test to find out. The results table is the best part
of the test. Imagine if your score is the same as that of George
Liberace! It's nerd heaven. According to the table, ur-nerd Charles Grodin scored
in the 109th percentile.
this is funny.
Posh Spice and Beckham ask a Beverly Hills shop to close up so
they can shop in privacy. Owner, who specializes in catering to
celebs, says "who the fuck are you?". I don't know why they
needed privacy. They could walk down Hollywood Boulevard
undisguised and nobody in L.A. County would recognize them! And
that's in celeb-crazy L.A. In Wisconsin they could wear signs
saying who they are, and STILL nobody would know them. The guy
who sent me this link cited it as evidence that soccer should be
played with helmets, because Becks has obviously taken a few too
many unprotected headers.
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 Lawdog or Junior or C2000 or Realist or ICMS or Mick
Locke, or somebody else besides me)
- If there is no asterisk, I wrote it, but am too
ashamed to admit it.
Excellent 'caps from the Skinemax flick "Forbidden" (2002).
- Renee Rea, showing breasts in several scenes, plus frontal and rear nudity in link #7.
- Tracy Ryan, all 3 B's plus a view from the gyno-cam in link #3.
- Renee Rea and Tracy Ryan, breasts, bum and bush plus lesbian lovin'.
'Caps and comments by Dann:
Today's movie, the Andy Sidaris classic, "Savage Beach".
Two female federal drug agents crash on a deserted South Seas island, and Omigosh it's not deserted. Instead, it's loaded with bad guys looking for hidden gold, and more bad guys looking to take the gold from the original bad guys. You get the idea.
Lame, but fun, with quite a bit of nudity and some OK fight scenes.
'Caps and comments by The Gimp:
Here are a bunch of 'caps from a couple of Buttman at Nudes-A-Poppin' DVDs. The women are obviously strippers, but there are also a few pornstars. Everyone shows the 3 B's, and many show up close and personal gyno-views.
- Adara Michaels, the former Pet and very active nude model.
- Amber Alexander
- Amber Star
- Darlene Vicky
- Felicia Fox
- Gabrielle McCoy
- Jasmine St. Claire
- JC Nicole
- Jessica Justice
- Kitty, this is the only one-name stripper I capped, for reasons that should be obvious.
- Krista Hart
- Kristy Carrington
- Kya Ray
- Michelle Ryan
- Summer Leigh is kind of famous in the small world of strippers.
- Tricia Devereaux
- Windy Leigh
|MTV Movie Awards
Our first look at some of the red carpet arrival cleavage.