Supernova (2000) was a fairly high budget Sci Fi thriller attempt at $60M. Total box office was $14.2M, and almost half of that was on opening weekend. They had decent sets, and some reasonably talented people like James Spader, Angela Bassett and Robin Tunney, but sometimes the whole is much less than the sum of its parts. IMDb readers have it at 4.2, and that might be a little overly generous. The story takes place on a deep space paramedic ship. As we are introduced to the crew, we learn that the new co-pilot is a recovering addict, the doctor, Angela Bassett, had a disastrous relationship with someone addicted to the same drug, the captain is a nut on 20th century history, and paramedics Robin Tunney and Lou Diamond Phillips spend all of their spare time fucking. Engineer Wilson Cruz is in love with the ships computer.
After we get this liberal dose of character development, the film actually starts. They receive a distress call from the very man that Bassett had the affair with, and from the outer reaches of the galaxy universe. No problem, they have the ability to "dimension jump," which requires that they take off all of their clothes, then seal themselves in pods. This allows them to travel millions of light years in seconds. Once they arrive, the one they are rescuing in not what he at first seams, he has secretly brought aboard an alien "thing" that proves as deadly as he is.
Bassett's character shows breasts and buns getting into her chamber. Tunney shows breasts getting into the chamber, and during two sex scenes. The film was full to the brim with rather weak special effects, probably an attempt to make up for the poor plot. In the end, it is really just a testosterone actioner with nothing especially new or interesting. D.
Angela Bassett (body double?)
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
Love Object (2003):
Love Object is a horror film that I can best describe
as a cross between Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (man tries to make
woman more like his ex-girlfriend, with big twist ending) and
Richard Attenborough's Magic (a dummy is jealous of the
I guess it is quite similar to all of the various
movies in which the ventriloquist's dummy seems to take over the
ventriloquist, except that such a description only touches the
surface of what it is about. The doll in question is not a
ventriloquist's dummy, but a plastic sex doll. A lonely, painfully
shy technical writer gets himself a very realistic doll, and is
quite pleased with it. He establishes a relationship with it that
includes dancing, S&M games, even watching The English Patient to
get "her" in a romantic mood. She becomes more and more real to him,
a sign that his mental condition is deteriorating.
At the same time that this relationship evolves, the
talented writer is given a nearly impossible deadline to make, and a
female assistant to help him make the deadline. The female assistant
is a beautiful girl, kind of a fuller-figured version of Gwyneth
Paltrow, and for some inexplicable reason, she takes a fancy to the
writer. Because she is fairly aggressive, and he is not yet
completely insane, he gradually begins to date her, and do things
with her. In his half-sane world, he pushes his new girlfriend to
become her more and more like his imaginary girlfriend. (To heighten
the effect, the special effects wizards actually formed the sex doll
from a cast of the actress who played the real girlfriend. It was
meant for the doll to look like a doll, but the wizards matched her
closely, down to some creepy details. The eyes, for example, were
actually formed from Melissa Sagemiller's eyes by a medical
professional who creates artificial eyes).
Here's the problem - the imaginary girlfriend "gets
jealous", and the writer's sanity continues to deteriorate.
Any further explanation would probably be too much
because, in my opinion, this film is worth seeing.
The bondage scenes with the live girlfriend are hot,
for those of you into that sort of thing.
The film is permeated with black humor, but it is
generally subtle and understated enough so that it doesn't spoil the
tension or the credibility of the scenes. (There's nothing worse than a horror film that doesn't take
its own premise seriously, unless it is intended to be an outright
Several scenes maintain an excellent level of
tension. (1) The writer's neighbor/landlord lets himself in when he
hears strange noises. (2) The cop who lives downstairs is headed to
the writer's apartment (for all the wrong reasons), just as the
writer is about to do something horrible to the live girlfriend.
Will he arrive in time?
The ending is a real hoot! Classic twist.
This movie played the minor festival circuit, then went to video. It
inspired no theatrical distribution, and little critical enthusiasm
(rated in the low 40s at both Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes). I can see
how the film could inspire weak sequels
and copycats, but this is the original, and I enjoyed it! (As did
Tuna, who reviewed it almost a month ago.). IMDb voters also show
some support, with a respectable 6.3 score.
I think you'll enjoy renting the DVD. The movie is pretty good, and
the section on the special effects is one of the most interesting
features I've seen in some time.
Melissa Sagemiller (1,
This week's movies:
Code 46 - 64% positive.
Judge Pretends To Resign On Live TV To End Hostage Standoff
Oakland to cut Tim 'Mr. Raider' Brown
Tigger Found Not Guilty If you think he was one
bouncy-ass motherfucker before, you should have seen him after
they announced the verdict.
Sunset Boulevard is now host to a poster of Chloe Sevigny giving
Like most actors, Tom Cruise can't wait to get the director's
chair. Unlike the others however, he just wants to
stand on it, so he can do love scenes with Saffron Burrows.
The hottest hooker in Canada is a Sasquatch. "She is
more woman than most men can handle. When she wraps her paws
around you it's like wearing a luxurious mink coat you never want
to take off.
- Presidential tutti-frutti department:
John Kerry says "I just LOVE show tunes! And that bunting fabric
is to die for."
- BOROWITZ writes one of his funniest columns:
"CHENEY URGES AMERICANS TO SEND HIM THEIR MONEY FOR SAFEKEEPING".
The V.P. will protect their assets in his undisclosed location,
even investing them wisely in high-yield Halliburton projects,
until the threat has passed. ... Funny! I especially like this
- In other terrorism news, Homeland Security Secretary Tom
Ridge announced today that the Homeland Security Department
would soon replace the much-maligned terror alert color code
with an official cry of “wolf.” Mr. Ridge demonstrated five
different cries of “wolf” to correspond to the various threat
levels, from a barely audible whisper of “wolf” meaning “low” to
a full-throated scream of “wolf” indicating “severe.” “These new
wolf cries will go into effect tomorrow, assuming there is a
tomorrow,” Mr. Ridge said.
TiVo received approval for technology that would permit users to
send copies of digital broadcast shows over the Internet to a
limited number of friends.
Lots of new additions to Potter cast. Top story: Ralph Fiennes is
Making fun of the dead.
Ocean's "Dead Zone" may spark shark attacks in Gulf of Mexico
- News from Norway.Woman
walks into a bank to pay for an apartment with a shopping bag full
of cash. The ever-crafty Norwegian police figured that
the money might possibly have been obtained through illegal
Wrasslin.com says Chyna sex tape will be released shortly.
You have to read about the details of the tape. It sounds more
like a parody of sex tapes. They perform in superhero costumes,
with twirling swords, and more.
- I hate political nutbags of all stripes, but you have to
admire the sheer obsessive dedication of the political nutbags at
World Net Daily. Here is their headline on Catwoman -
"Lesbian scene nixed because Bush president?"
Shoes that expand to fit a child's growing feet ...
USA basketball barely pulls out buzzer win over Germany
Urban Legend: The Grapes of Wrath was published in Japan as "Angry
Raisins". Status: bullshit.
Gay couples can be married under Washington state law, because
denying their right to do so is a violation of their
constitutional rights, a judge ruled Wednesday in
The Smoking Gun - gifts received last year by the Bush family from
foreign leaders in 2003, according to a list released
this week by the Department of State's Office of Protocol
JoBlo.com summarizes all the latest Batman news and pictures.
- Information on the nudity in the Broadway revival of "After
the Fall", which features Carla Gugino in the ersatz Marilyn
The New York Daily News talks about "acting in Marilyn's
shadow", and mentions Gugino's brief nudity
- Our own correspondent on the scene has this to say:
"I saw the performance this afternoon (Weds. 8/4 matinee)
and I have my own review. Ultimately, the papers seem to be
right on about the show. Peter Krause almost seems to be along
for the ride for much of the show, almost a victim of
circumstances ... er, the women in his life. The show also has
a dated feeling to it with references to McCarthyism that are
barely developed but never really explored. It feels as if
there were perhaps three plays that could have been made out
of this script and instead it was condensed down to one 2 hour
15 minute performance.
The second act was dominated by the relationship between Peter
Krause's Quentin and Carla Gugino's Maggie. While Carla Gugino
does a wonderful job, you never get out of your mind that you
are voyeuristically watching the relationship of Arthur Miller
and Marilyn Monroe. Give Gugino blonde hair (instead of the
red she sports) and it is Marilyn down to the the breathy
voice, pill popping and alcohol drinking. With all that being
said, I was never bored during the performance.
Carla Gugino strips down to her bra and underwear, front and
center stage, early in the second act. Later in the second act
she does a quick onstage wardrobe change in the rear center
stage with her back to the audience. She is clearly not
wearing anything and you get a brief view of her ass and if
you are towards the sides you may get a brief view of side
breast. She also spends the last third of the second act in a
red nightgown that shows tons of cleavage. Unfortunately, she
is in the pill popping, alcohol drinking stage of the
performance so it isn't all that hot.
This week's movies:
Little Black Book- 16% positive reviews
- Don't be fooled by the score. In this case you need to look
beneath the surface to determine whether you will like this
sci-fi story. The critics are sharply divided between love and
hate. Some people say it is an unqualified masterpiece. Others
say it is as pointless as it is pretentious. Both admirers and
detractors compared it to Solaris.
- On the nudity front, James Berardinelli asked, "Why is there
a gratuitous crotch shot of Samantha Morton, when the film is
otherwise devoid of nudity?".
This week's movies:
Open Water - 78% positive reviews.
- "It's not just that this schizophrenic relationship pic-cum-showbiz
satire lacks so much as a single fresh idea; it lacks an
entertaining way of presenting its stale ideas, too."
This week's movies:
Collateral - 75% positive reviews. Great praise for the
director's style. Even the negative reviewers were generally
The complete episode guide ... for Space Ghost
Colleges selling surplus materials on e-bay
Tombstone Hearse - 19th century hearses powered by
Christian Republican Guide to attending the convention in New York
"Jethro" still pursuing "Hillbillies Casino"
Edie Falco healthy after breast cancer treatment
RIP - Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson , dead at 95.
Tete a Tete: Some of the most famous portraits by Henri
Cartier-Bresson. Includes Truman Capote, John Huston,
William Faulkner ... more.
The Art Of Love - a journey through tasteful erotica
Here's the best part of that Cameron Diaz pre-fame topless tape
Jason Klamm for President - in 2020
Nine new clips from National Treasure: "Academy Award
winner Nicolas Cage stars as the brilliant Benjamin Franklin
Gates, third generation treasure hunter. All his life, Gates has
been searching for a treasure no one believed existed: amassed
through the ages, moved across continents, to become the greatest
treasure the world has ever known. Hidden by our Founding Fathers,
they left clues to the Treasure's location right before our
eyes... from our nation's birthplace, to the nation's capitol, to
clues buried within the symbols on the dollar bill. Gates'
life-long journey leads him to the last place anyone thought to
look: a map hidden on the back of the Declaration of Independence.
But what he thought was the final clue is only the beginning. As
word of the invisible map spreads among the enemies of freedom,
Gates realizes in order to protect the world's greatest treasure,
he must now do the unthinkable: steal the most revered, best
guarded document in American history before it falls into the
wrong hands. In a race against time, Gates must elude the FBI,
stay one step ahead of his ruthless adversary (Sean Bean),
decipher the remaining clues and unlock the 2000 year-old mystery
behind our greatest national treasure."
Here's a new clip from Open Water
Here's a new clip from Alien vs Predator
Jon Stewart asks Republican Congressman Harry Bonilla to name
The Daily Show's correspondents "analyze" media coverage of the
The Daily Show looks at the proposed new National Intelligence
Vinny's the man? Cowboys suddenly cut their starting QB
The Onion A.V. Club interviews Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog.
Well, his creator, anyway
Nude Playmate Gallery - Stacy Sanches - Playmate of the Year in
1996 - Courtesy of PlayboyPlus.com!
Four free short videos from Playboy Big Breast Babes!
Today's Hold 'Em poker discussion:
Which is a better hole hand, 10-9 unsuited or 9-3 suited?
Drum Beats from the Green Felt Jungle - Mr Kotter wins a quarter
mill playing Hold 'Em at the Mirage. Tobey Maguire has
taken a 15th and a 24th in two recent tourneys at the Mirage.
Kerry Versus Bush on Issues and Characteristics: Pre- and
- "This micro-budget suspense film generates more actual
tension than nine out of 10 Hollywood thrillers."
- "Whether or not anyone enjoys it, few will fail to describe
it as a 'nailbiter.' That it certainly is."
- "The film's best scene, from both an artistic and a suspense
standpoint, occurs after dark, during a thunderstorm. Kentis
elects not to use artificial lighting, so the only time we see
the characters is when a flash of lightning illuminates them and
the sharks that are circling them. Increasingly louder crashes
of thunder momentarily obscure all sound, including the possible
screams of one of the characters as the sharks move in. It's a
chilling, unsettling five minutes, and, even if nothing else in
Open Water had worked, this sequence alone would make the film
worth consideration of a recommendation."
- On the nudity front, Mr Skin says there is some nudity from
newcomer Blanchard Ryan
Other Crap archives. May also include newer material than the ones above,
since it's sorta in real time.
to submit a URL for Other Crap
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.
Words from Scoop.
.avi's from Shiloh.
.wmv files made by Scoop from Shiloh's .avi's.
NOTE: because of a unique combination of
circumstances with the Windows media player and some substantial
bandwidth theft, we will have to do all of our movie files in zip
format. Left click on the files as you normally would to view a
you get a choice, click on "save", and put it on your hard drive in
the directory of your choice. UnZIP and play from there.
I know this is not especially convenient, but it
allows the film clips to continue. I can protect .zip files from
hot-linking in the same way I can protect still images. For some
reason, if I protect .avis and .wmvs from hot-linking, they will not
play in the Windows media player, and I can't get a satisfactory
work-around. Perhaps I will find a better solution, but for now this
new policy allows you to continue getting the movie clips you want
to see, which is much preferable to my abandoning the clips
Jessica Harper flashes
her seldom seen mini-hooters in Pennies from Heaven. ( .avi- zip)
(.wmv - zip) . Haven't seen this in years. Is now on DVD, so I think
I'll take another look at it soon. If I recall, I hated it when I
went to see in in the theaters in 1981.
beautiful Dominique Sanda showing all the goodies in The
.avi- zip) (.wmv - zip). Visually beautiful movie with the gorgeous
Sanda, but the package has never (to my knowledge) been given proper
treatment on a DVD. The existing DVDs are just atrocious.
Brandy Wilde in
Stay Hungry (
.avi- zip) (.wmv - zip) (This is the same Schwarzenegger movie
with the Sally Field nude scene)
Perhaps these tips will help if you have trouble
with the codecs for these movies:
FYI when I hypercam vids to make the file size smaller I use
DivX MPEG-4 Fast-Motion for the video compressor, then I use
virtualdub to compress the audio. The properties for the
vids says the video codec: DivX Decoder Filter & audio
codec: Morgan Stream Switcher which I'm not familiar with.
When I compress the audio with virtualdub I use MPEG
Layer-3. A friend of mine told me about compressing the
audio about (6) mos. ago. Like I said previously, only been
capping for a year & a half & I'm no expert. Hopefully this
info will help members with the proper codecs for my vids.
When I cap big brother's I use hypercam mostly & sdp &
asfrecorder if the set up allows me. I stopped using
camtasia cause the file sizes were always too big, could
never figure out the process, over my head lol, plus it cost
too much to buy in my opinion.
A reader says:
You mentioned that some users were
having trouble with the videos on your site. There is a tool
designed to determine what codec is needed for a video.
http://www.headbands.com/gspot/ Hope this is useful to you
or your users.
I made the .wmv versions of each video. The codecs for these: Windows Video V8, Windows Audio 9.
The upside of these is that you know the codecs, and they'll play in
the Windows Media Player. The downside is that they are slightly
larger, and slightly lower quality.
'Caps and comments by Brainscan:
Scoops, here's a follow up from yesterday...a few video clips from "Lust for Freedom" (1987). (divx avis-zipped)
This first one features Michelle Bauer and Lisa Stagno (Crystal Breeze) as attractive, gentle, loving and topless lesbians behind the walls of a desert Southwest prison.
And here is one with Crystal (Lisa Stagno) all by her lonesome.
Last up are the uncredited gals in the default, de rigeur, delightful shower scene.
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.
First up from the Ghost...brief, but very nice breast views from the early 80's TV star in scenes from "Coach" (1978). Some folks probably remember her best as the co-host of "That's Incredible!". She was also a regular on "Circus of the Stars" and "Battle of the Network Stars"
- Cathy Lee Crosby zipped .wmvs
Next up, 'clips from the ultra-low budget-direct-to-video-sci-fi flick "Crash and Burn" (1990).
- Eva LaRue Callahan (wmv-zip) wearing black undies. You may have seen her recently on the NBC series "Third Watch".
- Katherine Armstrong (wmv-zip) showing the only toplessness in this batch during a shower scene. Very nice natural breasts.
- The always cute Megan Ward (wmv-zip) showing pokies and squeezing her boobs together to make some cleavage.
'Caps and comments by Dann:
French crime drama from 1982 features a good job by Nathalie Baye as a prostitute whose pimp boyfriend becomes the target of police attention.
The title refers to informers who are used by the police to keep the balance between mob gangs who try to rule the streets, and the police. When they lose another "rat", as they call them in the film, they decide to recruit a small time hood and pimp. To do this, they use harrassment of his hooker girlfriend as bait.
The film spends a lot of time focusing on the internal battles that streetwalker Nicole goes through as she tries to protect her man while keeping herself out of trouble with the cops. While the action is very low-key, the film stays interesting as the viewer watches the cat and mouse game unfold.
Somewhat dated but well-done movie with some very good performances.
||Great 'caps of the sometimes too-perky actress pimping her latest romanic comedy chick-flick "Little Black Book" on Leno. Is it me, or is she on the Mary-Kate diet?
|Bryce Dallas Howard
||Ron Howard's daughter and star of the M. Night Shyamalan movie "The Village" also on The Tonight Show. What's with the Harry Potter hair do?
|Co-star of the made for Showtime series "The "Chris Isaak Show". Here she is on a recent episode of the CBS comedy "Two and a Half Men". In link #2 we see her in a skin tight wet suit. In link #1 she is showing most of her bum. (a lot of skin for a prime time sit-com!)
||The Spanish beauty in her first topless scene at age 18. 'Caps by Drgaonscan from the movie "Jamón, jamón" (1992).
|Señor Skin 'caps of Walters topless and baring her bum in scenes from the Multi-Oscar nominated "Cold Mountain". You may also recognize her from "Magnolia", "Boogie Nights" and of course one of my favorites, "Cabin Boy".
Subject: Daisy Duke
I took this picture of the former "Dukes of Hazzard" star at Comic-Con International a week ago. Catherine Bach was so nice and listened to me babble on about long teenager showers induced by "Daisy Duke". However, she was unrecognizable.
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
PAM ANDERSON, NOVELIST
War And A Piece - Pamela Anderson became a "novelist" this week with the
release of her book, "Star," written "with the help of" ghostwriter Eric
Shaw Quinn. It's an oddly familiar tale of a hot blonde named Star who
rises to fame on a TV show called "Lifeguards Inc." The book features a
semi-nude Pam on the cover and overheated prose, such as this description
of the young heroine getting her figure: "Her breasts came on suddenly and
tenaciously, as if trying to make up for lost time."
In fact, Pam's breasts actually wrote this book.
That's exactly how it happened in real life...It took about two hours.
This is the first novel to come with a centerfold...Imagine how well
Tolstoy would've sold if he'd tried that.
KINKY MUGGER ARRESTED
Simon Says... - In Berlin, Germany, a man was arrested for a weird crime.
He allegedly drew a gun on three teenagers (two young men and a young
woman) as they were walking home late Monday night. When he found they had
no money, he made the boys strip and the girl take off her shoes. He then
made them burn their clothes and forced the boys to jump up and down naked
on parked cars.
The big question: What was Michael Jackson doing in Germany?
It was the basically the same thing they did the night they had their
They paid his bail so they can all get together next Saturday and do it
CAN'T ROB SOMEONE WITH A BANANA
Must...Have...Caffeine... - Police in Idaho Falls, Idaho, say Lewis Leon
Bryson tried to rob a coffee stand with a banana. He brandished it like a
gun, making no attempt to hide or disguise it. The clerk ignored him until
he went away. He was charged with disturbing the peace and possession of a
controlled substance. Bryson claims it was a joke, but police have reports
of other attempted hold-ups with fruit and think it might've been Bryson.
Or a copycat criminal with a banana...You know, monkey see, monkey do.
A banana is a controlled substance? And I thought Idaho was
This just shows you how sleepy he is before he has his morning coffee.
NEW SLOGANS FOR TOPEKA NOT VERY POSITIVE
"You're The Top...eka!" - Topeka, Kansas, plans to hold a contest in
October for a new tourism slogan, so the Capital-Journal newspaper held one
of their own to see what people might suggest. The entries included
"Topeka: You won't get a lot of unwanted relatives visiting you," "Topeka:
Not as bad as you think!" and the simple but eloquent, "Topeka: City of
Morons." The tourism manager said if that's the kind of entries they get,
they may skip the slogan and come up with a graphic to promote Topeka
Like a picture of a vacuum cleaner, set to "Maximum Suck."
Come on, how many morons are going to come up with slogans like that?
Actually, the one about avoiding unwanted relatives might attract a LOT
How about, "Visit Topeka: Don't worry, you don't have to move here."