Oh, it's good to be a Scoopy member.
You lucky dogs! As of today, all of Graphic Response's site is now incorporated
within our site. When it comes to movie captures, GR was the first
great internet imager, having started doing his movie collages in
1995. He has now retired permanently from imaging. His massive
body of work
consists of three basic elements: (1) movie clips, about 2100 of
them, some of them from rare and out-of-print movies; (2) collages, more than 1000 dating back to 1995, now
alphabetized and thumbnailed on our site; (3) "slideshows" - basically raw
screen grabs from more than 800 films. Somewhere around 30,000
images, give or take.
Among internet imagers, only Tuna
has done more .jpg files, and nobody (that I know of) has created
more film clips. The GR collection also includes a small number of
clips created by third parties (fewer than 100, I believe).
There are several ways to
investigate the new content:
On the members page, go down to
the bottom section, "historical sites," and you'll see a link that
will guide you to his navigation page.
Also, if you use the regular
"movie clip" search engine, the results will include his clips in
the results (as well as all the others that were already indexed,
Also, if you use the regular back
issue search engine, his collage summary pages and slideshow
summary page will show up in the results
when they include appropriate content.
In other words, his work now forms
another complete new section of our site, but is also fully
integrated with all the site's other tools.
Talk about a bonus for you guys!
The film Joe is now a woefully dated relic from the culture wars of
the late sixties and early seventies. (Movie
House Review) I haven't watched it in some time (Tuna and I wrote
those reviews some years ago), and I had forgotten the one truly
strong element of the film: Susan Sarandon stark naked, in her early
20s, with an excellent figure. (Three
.avis zipped together.)
Summer movie-goers are always hungry for a comedy. If this one is truly good, it will rake in a bundle of dough! Last summer had two pretty good ones: Wedding Crashers and 40-Year-Old Virgin. The comedy pickin's this year have been lean.
I love comedies and, for better or worse, I'll be in
a theater watching this one.
"One of the best horror filsm of the past several years."
"It's too early in the year to coronate a movie with the title of 'Scariest Movie of 2006' but, when all the corpses have been counted on New Year's Eve, The Descent will at least be near the top. For horror fans and those who love things that go bump in the night, this is one not to miss.
"A fictionalized thriller inspired by Eric Schlosser's bestselling nonfiction expose of junk food companies... "
Artie Lange's Beer League
Clip 1 :
A second trailer for Employee of the Month ... "A total slacker will do anything to win the 'Employee of the Month' award in order to impress the hot new cashier (Jessica Simpson) at their warehouse store."
If you imagine a triangle formed by connecting Scotland, Norway, and Iceland, the Faroes are just about in the dead center of it. They are way out there in the North Atlantic, but right in the middle of the Gulf Stream, so the weather never gets very cold. The harbors never freeze, and snow is rare. On the other hand, it never gets very warm either. Some 50,000 people live there, almost all employed in the fishing trade.
Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format.
Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.
Ask The Dust (2006)
Ask the Dust (2006) made it to a maximum of 11 screens before going quietly
to DVD. Director Robert Towne, who discovered the original novel doing
research for Chinatown, thinks it failed because it is a love story between
two unsympathetic characters with an unhappy ending.
Or maybe because it also has very little action, and became very
Colin Farrell signed onto the project years before, but it wasn't until he
became a name that it was greenlighted. Salma Hayek originally turned it down,
as she didn't feel playing a stereotypical Mexican waitress would advance her
US career. By the time the film was greenlighted, she had done Frida, and
decided to do it after all. It is hard for me to imagine anyone else in the
Farell plays a wannabe be author from Colorado who has moved to LA to
become a famous writer on the strength of one published short story. As the
story opens, the writing career is stalled. He has some talent, but nothing to
write about. Down to his last five cents, he meets Hayek in a neighborhood
café, and is immediately smitten. The rest of the story is about how his
relationship with her gives him the life experience he desperately needs in
order to write effectively.
Salma Hayek does full frontal and rear nudity in a nighttime skinny dipping
scene, and breasts in a rather hot sex scene.
The film was shot in South Africa, which looked more like 1930s LA than LA
did, and they definitely invoked the look and feel of early 30s depression-era
LA. The cinematography and production design are outstanding, and the visual
effects are seamless. The Bunker Hill neighborhood, where most of the film
takes place, was recreated on two football fields.
In the end, I don't think the film worked, but moments in the film did
work, and well. In the end, I am not sorry I spent the time to watch it. C.
IMDb readers say 5.7.
Ebert and Berardinelli both awarded three stars.
Some more stuff from Strip and Run (1998).
The Roxana Zal clips
(two .avis zipped together)
are from the DVD extras ... they are raw footage from which the sport-humpin'
scene was constructed. Same with the Sita Thompson
clip (zipped .avi),
only in her case it is her stripping scene that came from editing the footage
in these clips.
The collages are from three clothing removal professionals. The first two
look to be truly professional about the whole thing but the third (and best
looking) appears to be doing it as a side job. Really wish I knew who
she was. She's the one on the far right - last collage.
Casanova is famous for his sexual powers but unhappy that his other talents
go unnoticed. That does not prevent him, however, from bedding any woman he
meets, no matter if she's beautiful or ugly, fat or skinny, old or young. He
has sex with, among others, a hunchback, an old lady, a mechanical doll, a
nun, his brother's wife and some circus freaks. (Sandra Ellain Allen is "the
world's tallest woman.") Trademark Fellini females populate the film: big,
busty, and horny. In the end we see Casanova grey-haired and lonely, living in
a seedy hotel, begging for money and being ridiculed.
The IMDb keywords give a
good feel for the flavor of the film:
* Mother Son Relationship
* 18th Century
The first time I sat down to watch "Casanova," I ended up fast-forwarding
to the end. After a week, and having done some Google-searching and reading in
the meantime, I went back to it, paying close attention to the dialogues this
time, and the experience was more satisfactory. There are also some impressive
set-pieces and imaginative use of Nino Rota's repetitive music. I liked
the film but I'm a Fellini fan, so others might dismiss it.
The quality of the DVD image is mediocre, and the version I saw is 148 min
long and probably cut because Chesty Morgan was listed in the credits but
nowhere to be seen in the film.
Identification was difficult and for some of them I'm not entirely sure.
Sandra Elaine Allain
Sedgwick in Loverboy
Tomei in Loverboy
Cornish in Candy
in The King
Pat's comments in yellow...
The New Straits
Times reports that the Malaysian government has issued
a list of names that parents may no longer give to
their children. With its combination of Malays,
Chinese and Indians, parents in Malaysia are picking
names they think are lucky, but that have embarrassing
meanings to other groups. Among the banned names are
Zani (which means "male adulterer" in Malay), Woti
(sexual intercourse), Karrupan (Indian for "black
fellow"), Sivappi ("fair skin"), Ah Kow (Chinese for
"dog"), Ah Gong ("unsound mind"), Sum Seng
("gangster"), Chow Tow ("smelly head") and any names
taken from colors, animals, insects, fruits or
* Does this law apply to Gwyneth Paltrow?
* Can Muslims name their kids "Mel?"
* This is actually just a clever ploy to keep Brad
and Angelina out of Malaysia.
* Of course, "smelly head" will still be the most
common childhood nickname.
The University of Pittsburgh
discovered that men unconsciously communicate in the
same way as dogs. When a male dog is intimidated by a
stronger dog, it whines and begs to show submission;
but if it thinks it can beat the other dog, it lowers
its voice to a growl. In a study, male university
students were asked to compete for a date with a
pretty girl against a competitor on videotape, and to
rate their own and the competitor's dominance. If
they thought they were stronger than the other guy,
they lowered their voices, but if they thought the
other guy was stronger, their voices got higher.
* At last! Gilbert Gottfried explained!
The health drink
company Lactofree commissioned a survey in Britain to
determine the most annoying things in the world. #1
was telemarketers, with other top 10 finishers
including tailgaters, brown nosers, noisy neighbors
and ex-smokers. Sensitive singer/songwriter James
Blunt, creator of the whiny omnipresent hits "You're
Beautiful" and "Goodbye, My Lover," came in #4 on the
"most annoying" list, right behind "line jumpers," and
well ahead of "stepping in dog poo."
* I think James could make it to #1 if he'd just cut
a rap album with Michael Bolton.