"The First Nudie Musical"
The First Nudie Musical (1976) was reviewed long ago by Scoopy, and not favorably. Given full frontal from Alexandra Morgan, Susan Stewart and Jane Ralston, as well as five unidentified chorus girls, it was time to tackle it. It is a movie within a movie, as a young producer tries to save his family studio by making The First Nudie Musical, with the help of his secretary, Cindy Williams. I found the thing rather silly. The most interesting thing about it is a back story. They finished the film and landed a distribution deal with Paramount. However, when Cindy Williams became a co-star of the run-away Paramount family hour hit Laverne and Shirley, Paramount killed the film.
The film is basically one erotic production number after another, coupled with the usual problems of filming a low budget movie schtick. IMDb readers have this at 4.6. It completely fails in its attempt to spoof porno films, but was rather daring for 1976, and has some offbeat energy appeal. This is a C-.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
Beautiful Julie Christie in one of her greatest roles. Bum and
breasts, and ya gotta love the cheesy 60s musical score!
Be Cool (2005):
If you're like me, you thought Get
Shorty was a pretty cool movie - not a world-beater, but an
entertaining time-killer about an ultracool loan shark who decides to get into
the movie business. If you agree with that assessment, you probably
shared my anticipation for the sequel, Be Cool, which brought back
John Travolta in one of his best roles as Chili Palmer, the
cooler-than-cool mobster turned hipster.
Sorry. The idea was better than the
execution. I found myself drifting off during parts of this film!
Nothin' agin' Travolta who not only
has this role nailed, but also got his looks back and is
capable of being a completely believable leading man again. The
script just went in all the wrong directions. The author was not
lacking in suitable clay to develop good ideas. Since Travolta decided to
get into the music business, a lot of music superstars were on
hand in both small roles and cameos. Christina Milian can totally
sing, and also turned out to
be an adequate actress for the ingenue role. Some of Chili's
cool-ass banter was funny. There were some good minor
characters as well: The Rock was on hand as the
world's worst bodyguard, and he was damned funny; Vince Vaughn was
on hand as the world's lightest-complected black pimp, and he too had
So what went wrong? There were two
1) Too many characters, too little
time. There would have been more than enough plot with Chili taking
on one or two different antagonists in the record business. The
basic plot is that he's trying to muscle a talented entertainer away
from Harvey Keitel, despite the fact that Harvey has an iron-clad
contract. That plot alone would have permitted the development of
six solid characters: one team would have consisted of Chili, Uma
Thurman as the widowed inheritor of a debt-ridden studio, and the
star singer (Christina Milian). The other team would have been
Keitel, Vaughn, and The Rock. Given that basic structure with six
characters, some of the promising cameos (Danny DeVito and James
Woods, for example) could have been expanded. The screenwriter could
have had a lot more fun with DeVito in particular. Unfortunately,
the film added not one but two additional rival groups: a bunch of
Russian mobsters and a bunch of gangsta rappers, both of whom felt
that Uma's penniless studio owed them some big-time bucks. Acting
outside any of these groups was a hit man who was hired by Keitel,
but ended up as an independent agent being killed by Keitel's own
men. That gave the film five different warring factions, all killing
or trying to kill members of various other groups in complex
permutations. For a while there the plot was getting so complicated
that it made The Big Sleep seem as simple as The Odd Couple. There
was just too much going on, and it was requiring too much mental
energy for a film that I hoped to watch with my brain turned to the
2) Chili is now too damned cuddly.
The sequel to Pitch Black was done in when they made Riddick cuddly,
and this film has some of that same vibe. In essence, Chili has gone
from antihero to superhero, using his cool and persuasive powers to
fight evil. This movie actually has a sappy ending in which the
sweet, naive singer wins some awards under Chili's management, and she's just all
- Uma Thurman (There isn't any nudity, but Uma came so close
that the pics are worth looking at, especially if you are a fan.) (1,
KILL BILL director Quentin Tarantino has reportedly signed up to
bring Eddie Murphy back as Beverly Hills Cop legend Axel Foley.
Nine clips from Rebound. (Martin Lawrence as a big-time
college coach who has a meltdown and ends up coaching junior
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- Other Crap is proud to do its part for humanity with this
public service announcement:
Vibrating thongs may be dangerous.
Black Music Month 2005: President Bush's Remarks
(Parody from Whitehouse.org)
Weekly World News:HOW TO MAKE CHICKS THINK YOU'RE LOADED
Letterman's Top Ten Signs You Are Headed For Summer School.
"You identify more than half of the state capitals as 'Funkytown.'"
Six Clips from The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D
The Daily Show looks at the Supreme Court Medical Marijuana
Jon Stewart's interview with Steven Johnson. The author discusses
his book, 'Everything Bad is Good for You.' (This is
the guy who claims that popular culture is making us smarter.)
The Daily Show's Ed Helms revisits the "smoker's Oscar Schindler."
The Daily Show's Stephen Colbert tours an Abu crib that puts the 'phat'
Teri Hatcher has won two awards at this year's Glamour Women of
the Year awards.
Russell Crowe says he lost it because of "the combination of jet
lag, loneliness and adrenalin"
Here are the pictures from Mr Spocks's new book. (As
The Sun pointed out the other day, he is now specializing in Big
- Based on stock market value,
Google is now the largest media corporation in the world.
Is it possible to do threesomes within a Christian Marriage?
Now this is the kind of theology I like! The same site also has an
essay on "anal sex in accordance with God's will."
- My interpretation of the Revised Standard Bible is that you
can only have anal sex with people you do not like. I cite
Joshua 10:19, where it is written, "pursue your enemies, fall
upon their rear."
- This week's movies:
Mr. and Mrs. Smith - 67% positive reviews.
- This is the would-be blockbuster for the week. Pitt and
Jolie are teamed as husband-and-wife assassins trying to kill
- Based on the early reviews, there is a big gap between the
perception of the main critics and the minor ones. The big guys
are standing at 20% positive, questioning the illogical premise
(The New Yorker) and the weak conclusion (The Village Voice).
The other critics are coming in at 80% positive, defending the
film as a fun comedy that delivers the requisite number of
- Pretty much everyone says that Vince Vaughn is entertaining
as the best friend.
- This week's movies:
High Tension - 67% positive reviews. French entry in
the splatter/horror genre which had drawn such accolades as
"haunting", "remarkable twist ending", and (my own personal
favorite) "a gorehound's delight."
- This week's movies:
The Honeymooners - not enough reviews for a score. The
film has been kept a secret from reviewers. That is not likely to
be a positive omen.
- This week's movies:
The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3D - 33% positive
reviews. A family film has come up in the Robert
Rodriguez rotation again. The bad reviews aren't that bad, and the
good reviews aren't that good. The basic consensus is: OK, but
The Weekend Warrior's projections for this weekend.
It's a very crowded field this week because the four major
carry-overs are joined by four new releases, and two additional
carry-overs will tarry on 2500 or more screens. The new entries:
Mr and Mrs Smith (3200 screens), Shark Boy (2750), Honeymooners
(2000), High Tension (1300). Warrior thinks Pitt and Jolie will
rule them all with a box close to $40 million. Second place could
go to any of five different films.
The trailer for Lila Says
- "Lila Says is based on a book that caused much controversy
in France. Nineteen-year-old quiet poet Chimo (Mohammed Khouas)
falls for Lila (Vahina Giacante), a gorgeous, blonde girl who
just moved in with her creepy aunt in an Arab ghetto. One day
Lila asks Chimo to look up her skirt -- if he can handle it.
Meanwhile, Mouloud (Karim Benhadou), the loud leader of a rival
gang, also sets his sights on Lila. Their game of sexual
discovery leads to an unexpected look at tolerance, self-hatred,
and machismo. It also questions the fantasy that permeates the
film with fun and danger."
The trailer for The Beat That My Heart Skipped
- "In this follow-up to his critical smash 'Read My Lips,'
Jacques Audiard has adapted and updated James Toback's cult 1978
noir 'Fingers' to come up with this memorable character study
about a young man torn between a life of crime and classical
music. 'The Beat That My Heart Skipped' premiered at Berlin
2005, where it played to enthusiastic audiences and won the
Silver Bear for Best Score. Romain Duris ('L'Auberge Espagnol'),
in a standout performance, portrays the 28 year-old Tom who
seems destined to follow in his father's footsteps as a Parisian
property shark working in a sleazy and sometimes brutal milieu.
However, a chance encounter with his late mother's music agent
rekindles a desire for a musical career and hope for a better
life. Like 'Read My Lips,' Audiard has fused two unlikely worlds
into a stunning vision featuring a menacing and dangerous Paris
rarely seen on screen."
Jon Stewart turns Gingrich into a Newt. (He didn't get
The Daily Show's "This Week in God"
- The Daily Show:
"The E.U. is apparently not as 'U' as some 'E's hoped it would
Senior Daily Show Jackologist Ed Helms reports on the attacko
Jacko had on his backo.
Taxi! Cubans Hail Ride To Florida In Converted Cab
York hospital "has come up with an unusual remedy for an outbreak
of violence and verbal abuse on staff - cardboard cut-out police
officers." How long before the evildoers discover
"There is a genetic basis to female orgasm." This is a
spin-off of the commonly-held belief that you are less likely to
have children if your parents did not.
Paris Hilton flashes on European TV
Gold Ringed Burberry Condoms
Man With Blood-Stained Chainsaw Allowed to Enter U.S.
Something Awful picks the most overrated albums of all time
RUSSELL CROWE INCIDENT BRINGS RENEWED CALL FOR PHONE CONTROL
... Phone-control Activists March on Washington
- Davis Brogan, a powerful pro-phone lobbyist in Washington,
held a press conference to deliver what he called an important
message to Congress: “The fact is, phones don’t cut hotel desk
clerks below the eye – Russell Crowe cuts hotel desk clerks
below the eye.”
"Almost a catfight," says Page Six, between Lohan and the Simpson
- Lohan is upset at Ashlee Simpson for 'stealing' her
ex-boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama, last year. Simpson's sister
Jessica was heard to say at another party later, "That [bleep].
If she comes here, I will kick her ass!"
- (Don't you love how bleeping makes it seem even worse than
it probably was? I suppose she said the almost-acceptable
B-word, but as I read that, my mind automatically inserted the
rather harsh C-word.)
- As it turns out, they did run into one another again that
- Jessica was furious because she says she "is a star and
should be let in everywhere." (Invoking the Divine Right of
- "She (Jessica) was screaming how she was going to kick her
butt, and had to be separated from Lindsay." I just have one
question. Who are the dumb fucks who separated these girls when
they wanted to fight? I say let those bims get it on, and make
sure the photogs have a good camera angle.
Peta Chicks get naked and impersonate meat. And you
just can't beat that.
Pedro is back to his old self this season. Two hit complete game,
12Ks, now 7-1.
Officer shoots man for painting "Police Academy Seven" on a
- I did NOT make this up:
British student arrested for calling a police horse "gay
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Today from the Ghost, an great batch of 'caps and vids featuring Jamie Lee Curtis' very sexy strip tease scene from the Arnold Schwarzenegger blockbuster, "True Lies".
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'Caps and comments by Hankster:
Today it's an all "Hankster Light" day.
We kick it off with Mimi Rogers' full frontal (and rear) nude scene from "The Door in the Floor". What can you say about Mimi, no spring chicken but she still has it all.
Next we move on to a whole bunch of caps of Barbara Alyn Woods in the cable series "Eden". Now I have to tell you this woman is one of my favorites (In fact I even watched the TV series "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" just to see her!).
So here's Barbara in all kinda of scenes, underwear, cleavage, topless and love making. Note those nips in the last 2 or 3 how they stand at attention.
- Barbara Alyn Woods
|An Olsen Twin
|The paparazzi catch an upskirt view of one of the Twins while she's climbing out of the sun roof of a limo.
|Señor Skin 'caps of the future Mrs. Scoopy Jr. in a black bra, showing serious pokies and of course, showing off her amazing toplessness!
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
RENEE PUTS ON POUNDS AGAIN
Kenny Wanted 30 Pounds - Renee Zellweger is putting on weight again, but
not for another "Bridget Jones" sequel. Heat magazine reports that her new
husband, country singer Kenny Chesny, is a Southern boy who likes women
with a little meat on their bones. So as a belated wedding gift to him,
the wafer-thin Renee is eating chocolate cheesecake and other goodies with
a goal of putting on five pounds.
That will bring her weight up to...five pounds.
The way most actresses put on five pounds is to get breast implants.
HOLMES IS WORLD'S LUCKIEST WOMAN
And What Did Oprah Say? - Katie Holmes told "Access Hollywood," "I'm more
and more in love every day" with Tom Cruise, "it's like, 'Wow!'" As for
his disturbingly effusive declaration of love for her on last month's
"Oprah," Holmes said, "I sat there and saw that and said, 'I am the
luckiest woman in the world.'"
And the Scientologists claim they don't brainwash people!
That's funny: Nicole Kidman watched it and said the same thing.
She's lucky he didn't sprain her arm dragging her on-camera.
Right now, it's like "Wow!," but in a few months, it'll be, like,
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