Dead Ringers (1988) is a David Cronenberg drama staring Jeremy Irons as identical twin gynecologists. Once they are in private practice, a few differences become obvious. One is more of a public figure and a laddies man, the other more of a researcher and clinician. They are in the habit of sharing women (the women can't tell the difference) until Geneviève Bujold, a famous actress, sees them for infertility. The problem is, the quiet brother falls in love with her. She is a pill junkie, so naturally he becomes a pill junkie, which, from my viewpoint, drove the rest of the film.
Bujold shows breasts, as does Heidi von Palleske. IMDb readers have this at 7.1. It made pretty much a clean sweep of the Genie Awards, and garnered several others. Ebert awarded 2.5 stars. I did not find the story at all engaging. In the end, it finished as a drugs suck film, and I have now seen more than enough of them. This is a C-. Cronenberg fans will want to see this as a departure from his usual horror.
Heidi Von Palleske
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
Ruby Cairo (1993):
As you will recall, the Region 1 DVD of Ruby Cairo has been
chopped by 16 minutes from the original running length. This
eliminated the sex scene, virtually eliminated Jack Thompson's
character, and made Andie's pursuit of her not-quite-dead
husband to be totally illogical. (Without the sex scene, she
followed him to every corner of the earth, finally found him,
said "hi," and walked out.)
To make matters worse, the film is not only truncated in
length on the Region 1 disc, but in scope as well - it is a pan
'n scan transfer in a TV aspect ratio.
The all-region German DVD solves many of the problems.
1. It includes the complete, uncut film in a widescreen aspect
2. The character motivations are much clearer with the sex scene
restored. That scene includes flashbacks, mood shifts, and
substantial dialogue, and explains why Andie chased her husband
around the world, then left when he answered the door. Well, it
doesn't so much explain it as change it. After their reuinion, they
have sex and talk a lot, Andie flashes back to what it used to be
like, and realizes the man she is having sex with is just not the
same man she married.
3. There is now some point to Jack Thompson's presence in the
film. There is still not much point, mind you, but at least he has a
substantial part instead of a cameo.
Unfortunately, the German DVD has two other problems which
prevent me from recommending it
1. The transfer is far inferior in quality to the one on the
Region 1 DVD. The video quality is grainy and just not sharp.
2. There is only one sound track, and that is in German. The
original English soundtrack is not available. There are no
sub-titles available. If you want to hear it, your only choice
consists of dubbed German voices.
Bottom line: there is still no version of this film worth owning,
even in the unlikely event that you like the movie.
In this case you have two choices, the original .VOB files
straight from the DVD, or .wmv versions. The exposure is short
enough that the .VOB files are a reasonable size, as detailed below.
(A .vob file will be played by a software DVD player like Power
DVD or WinDVD. If you don't have one of those, you probably don't
want the download.)
1000 boys thrown out of polygamous US sect so that older men can
marry more wives. The sect "believes a man must marry
at least three women to go to heaven." I say if those guys can put
up with three wives, they deserve to go to heaven.
- URL says it all:
- Forward this to your girl.
The 10 Worst Handjob Mistakes
Paris Hilton is planning to give up her public life in two years,
by which time she expects to become a mother
Israeli researchers say they have succeeded in growing a date palm
from a 2,000-year-old seed. It is considered the most
remarkable such achievement since Tony Randall became a father.
- It's good to be the king.
Swazi king waits two weeks for wife No. 12.
"Swaziland's King Mswati III took an 18-year-old former Miss Teen
Swaziland finalist as his 12th wife during the weekend, barely two
weeks after marrying his 11th, media in the tiny African kingdom
said." They have a very sensible system for selecting wives. "Nothando
Dube was selected as Mswati's fiancee after last year's Reed
Dance, an event where thousands of maidens dance bare breasted,
and where Mswati has chosen wives in the past."
Katie Holmes could soon be converting to the Church of
Scientology. "The former Dawson's Creek star, who was
raised Catholic, says she's studying up on the religion espoused
by her boyfriend of not quite two months, Tom Cruise."
- Headline of the day:
"Forest department to develop wild ass sanctuary"
Conan's Max Weinberg shares his idea of a successful Army
- The buzz on the adult sites:
Who is the celebrity partner in the Tom Sizemore sex tape?
- URL says it all:
MIKE TYSON REPLACES DEAN AS DNC CHIEF ... Promises to
Offer More Moderate Voice as Democratic Leader ... "Tapping Mr.
Tyson for the top job at the DNC could heal wounds caused by Gov.
Reasonable doubt won the day for Jackson - The Abrams Report.
Michael was overjoyed. He said "I feel like a kid again."
- Make the big bucks -
Extract DNA from Anything Living - at home in your
Portable, Wall-Mounted Bathroom Beverage Holder
Men have nipples to sooth a crying baby until it can be fed.
The MovieJuice! satirical review of Batman Begins
- Weekly World News:
"PAINTBALL GUNMAN HIRED TO SHOOT AT PRAIRIE-DOGGING OFFICE CUBICLE
IFILM has five clips from Mr. and Mrs. Smith, including an
Tobey Maguire to play a mute. I'm pretty sure that will
- Yo, Adrian!
Just for fun - The Movie House review of The Italian Stallion (aka
"The Party at Kitty and Stud's"). In case you are not
familiar with it, it's a 1970 porno film starring Sylvester
Stallone in his pre-Balboa days.
The trailer for Broken Flowers
- In the new film from acclaimed writer/director Jim Jarmusch,
which won the Grand Prix at this year's Cannes International
Film Festival, Bill Murray stars as Don Johnston. The resolutely
single Don has just been dumped by his latest lover, Sherry
(Julie Delpy). Don yet again resigns himself to being alone and
left to his own devices. Instead, he is compelled to reflect on
his past when he receives by mail a mysterious pink letter. It
is from an anonymous former lover and informs him that he has a
19-year-old son who may now be looking for his father. Don is
urged to investigate this "mystery" by his closest friend and
neighbor, Winston (Jeffrey Wright), an amateur sleuth and family
man. Hesitant to travel at all, Don nonetheless embarks on a
cross-country trek in search of clues from four former flames
(Frances Conroy, Jessica Lange, Sharon Stone, and Tilda Swinton).
Unannounced visits to each of these unique women hold new
surprises for Don as he haphazardly confronts both his past and,
consequently, his present.
ANGRY CHIRAC AGREES WITH BUSH THAT THE FRENCH SUCK ...
a rare accord for the two heads of state
AstroPic o' the Day: A Tornado and a Rainbow together over Kansas
eBay item: BOEING 727 JET CONVERTED TO A LIMO FOR STREET USE.
"It is legally drivable in the streets and can cruise on freeways
at the speed of a regular car." Opening bid is about a million
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since it's sorta in real time.
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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.
'Caps and comments by Brainscan:
How is this for a trade? You got yourself this DVD
and it has no plot, no dialogue, no suspense and no
humor. But it has 19 beautiful women, nekkid as can
be. We call that a great deal!
The DVD goes by the title of "Mystique Lingerie: The Secret
of Seduction. Only secret here is who doesn't know
that a gorgeous nekkid gal can get just 'bout any guy
to hop her bones? Not much else you can call
secretive about this disk.
The format of the DVD is take each woman and show her
off in a bunch of photos and then in a 4-5 minute-long
live-action clip. Action here is a relative term,
since most of what the gals do is pose invitingly, so
that most of the movement is by the cameraman, which
is too bad because the compression on the disk is
extreme and every gitter of the camera leaves behind
mega-motion-blur. Still, I found stuff to cap and I
am sending in those gals who were former Hefmates or
Part one feature three women today, with plenty more to come...
- Anna Marie Goddard, the Dutch born actress and Heffer (January '94, the 40th Anniversary Heff-babe) posing topless and full frontal.
- Aria Giovanni, the nude model and former Pet (September 2000) also shows off her beautiful big'uns as as well as a little bit of bush.
- Here is another former Heffer (January '93), Echo Johnson. Toplessness only, plus a few teaser views of parital rear nudity.
'Caps and comments by Hankster:
It's another "Hankster Light" day today...
Since we already had the ol' time machine gassed up and ready to go yesterday for our look at "Porky's 2", I figured it would only make sense to pay a visit to the original "Porky's".
So join us and take a peek thru the whole in the wall behind the girls shower room for a smorgasbord of boobs, bums and bush in that classic shower scene. The girls are all a bunch of unknowns (except for the final cap of Kaki Hunter).
The next scene features Kim Cattrall showing her bum a just a little bush (blink and you miss it) in her first film at the age of twenty-five. I find it odd that she didn't show her breasts then as it never bothered her to show them off 20 years later during her "Sex and the City" days.
- Shower babes
- Kaki Hunter
- Kim Cattrall
Next up...a bonus topless scene featuring Wendy Green from way back in 1972 in scenes from "Black mama, White Mama".
NOTE: We currently have to do all of our movie files in zip format. Instead of viewing them online, save the zip files to your hard drive in the directory of your choice, un-zip and play from there.
Today from the Ghost...a few clips from the Zalman King movie "Shame, Shame, Shame" (1998). From the clips, this seems to be a direct-to-skinemax version of The Vagina Monologues. The women all look great while going full frontal, and the scenes are well lit, but honestly the clips are a bit on the boring side as the women mostly just stand still and talk.
|Tmo takes a look at the recent episode of the HBO series "Entourage". Keena looks very cute, but sadly stays dressed. Valance shows bit of side breast exposure.
|Señor Skin 'caps of one of the most beautiful actresses ever showing just a bit of breast exposure in scenes from the film that pretty much launched her career, 1995's "Hackers". By the way, Jolie and Pitt kicked a little but at the box office over the weekend, as "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" not only debuted at #1. but also took in just over $50 million!
Scarlett's car fantasy
Scarlett Johansson says her favourite fantasy is to have sex on the back seat of a car.
According to the US issue of Playboy she said: "I do think having sex in a car is sexy.
"If I were in a really raunchy frame of mind and thinking of doing something crazy and kinky and sexy, the back seat would be it."
She also revealed she is ready to go topless in a movie reports The Sun.
She said: "It would just have to be the right film."