Unlawful Entry (1992) is an urban paranoia Crime/Thriller. Imagine that someone in authority wants to destroy you and take your wife. Kurt Russell (nightclub developer) and his wife Madeleine Stowe are having an evening at home when someone breaks into their home. To escape, he holds a knife to her throat. The police arrive, in the person of Ray Liotta, LAPD, and his partner. When Liotta arrives the next day and installs a security system, they see the beginnings of a friendship.
Russell decides to go on a "ride along" with Liotta. At the end of the shift, Liotta takes Russell to bust the burglar that broke into his house, and offers Russell the chance to beat him senseless. When Russell declines, Liotta does it for him. Russell, realizing that Liotta is deranged, tries to break off contact, but Stowe, happy that the creep is off the streets, doesn't agree. Once Russell convinces Liotta that he really doesn't want him around, Liotta tries to ruin his life and claim Stowe for his own.
Whether or not the plot works for you depends on your acceptance of the fact that Stowe would side with Liotta, who she just met, over Russell, who she supposedly loves and has known a long time. When Russell tells her what happened during the ride along, she wants to be convinced, and he essentially tells her to just shut up and avoid Liotta. This, to me, justifies her going against Russell. No wife wants to be told what to do, or that her husband doesn't care what she thinks. There also seemed to be issues between them about his being a workaholic, and having kids.
Liotta is brilliant as the bad guy. Russell did a credible job, although I didn't really feel his claustrophobia as Liotta tightened the noose. He kind of went from angry to whipped dog in one easy step.
Stowe shows her breasts in a dark love scene with Russell. Sherrie Rose also shows her breasts while having sex with Liotta in his car. IMDb readers have this at 6.0 of 10. Critical consensus was about 3 stars. It has grossed $83M includng rentals. This is a B-.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
Dorm Daze (2004):
Both Tuna and I have
discussed this lame film, thus giving it more attention than it
Tuna did a complete pictorial review yesterday.
The only new thing I have to add is that the body double for Boti
Bliss was an actress named
The latest from chess wizard Bobby Fischer. The
notroiously anti-Semitic nutbag has asked to renounce his American
citizenship. He has decried "an international Jewish conspiracy"
and a "Jew-controlled U.S." which he says are behind plots to both
rule the world and ruin his life. He has also denied the
Holocaust, and probably the law of gravity as well.
Oprah signs contract to stay on TV until the end of time,
which makes the prospect of Armageddon a little less scary.
Keira Knightley graciously agreed to sign autographs for
enthusiastic fans - while standing naked in a gymnasium-changing
Bush opposes 'legacy' college admissions. I believe
this means he will return the degree he got after being admitted
to Yale, his father's and grandfather's school, despite a mediocre
566 on his SAT Verbal.
The Straight Dope: Were Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Soviet spies?
- Say what?
Atlantic has been found - and it was Ireland all along.
VinXperince II, The Vin Diesel Information Source, says that Vin
may play the opponent in the new Rocky movie.
The latest updates on Batman Begins.
- URL says it all:
Here's the sequel you've been waiting for - Pulp Fiction 2. No,
just kidding. It's actually The Princess Diaries 2: Royal
The trailer for Rockets Redglare!, a documentary about
the eponymous actor, comedian, and all-around weird guy.
An Argentine artist is selling sculptures made out of her own fat
which was taken out during a liposuction. In other
news, John Goodman may now be rented at an art supply store near
The new trailer from After the Sunset. Pretty decent trailer.:
"'After the Sunset' begins where most action capers end - with
master thieves Max and Lola (Pierce Brosnan and Salma Hayek)
escaping to a tropical paradise to enjoy the spoils of their
labor. The thieves are content to settle into their new life after
crime, until their nemesis from the FBI (Woody Harrelson) tracks
them down, convinced that their 'retirement' is actually a cover
for their true intentions of pulling off a million-dollar heist on
a nearby 'diamond cruise.' The allure of the alleged scheme
captures Max and Lola's attention and sets off a cat and mouse
game of friendship, suspicion and thievery." (Opens November 12.
Directed by Brett Ratner, who did Red Dragon and Rush Hour)
Courthouse employees hunt a ghost
Four clips, three interviews, and a trailer from the upcoming
thriller Suspect Zero
Paris and Nicky Hilton's Home Burglarized
- Superfreak department:
US funk singer Rick James dies at 56. "He appeared to
have died of natural causes, An autopsy is pending," Los Angeles
police spokesman Esther Reyes. If I were you, I'd hold off a bit
on assuming "natural causes". Remember, the LA police have a
liberal definition of "natural causes" which includes drug
overdoses, battlefield wounds, wild animal attacks, and gangland
- Looking to buy a new boat, maybe do some fishing? Consider an
Aircraft Carrier. But hurry! At only six million bucks,
this won't last.
- Irony department:
Eco-tourism boat crashes, spills fuel.
Here is the at-bat music for the players on all the major league
teams ... . Y'know, if Mike Piazza is serious about
this whole heterosexual thing, he probably should change his entry
music. I think the score from "Cats" may give the wrong message.
Samantha Bee of the Daily Show looks at the month of August
'X-Men' series director Bryan Singer is making the move to Warner
Pictures for a production deal now that 20th Century Fox has ended
his first-look deal. That means he may be out of X-3.
(Fox could still get him for the X-Men picture, but it would not
be easy or cheap.)
Porn "Rules The World" On VH1. This week: "When Rated X Ruled The
Matt Damon to play Lance Armstrong
Women today are having less sex than their grandmothers did 50
years ago. Hell, based on some of the other links we've
had, women today are probably having less sex than their
grandmothers are having right now. You're lucky if you can hear
the TV with all that wall-banging from gram's room.
A Playboy model who spent time at Hugh Hefner's Mansion has
written a tell-all describing 'what goes on behind Hefner's
bedroom door with his playmates' — but the legendary
publisher dismisses it as a "silly book" full of tall tales.
- Presidential Comedy Update:
Clinton turns down SNL, but will appear on Comedy Central's 'The
Daily Show' next Monday
Evidence showing that strippers must provide nude photos to enter
Canada has sparked a closer look into Canada's dealings in the
trafficking of women. If you think Canada is dull, read
on - "Canadian officials fail to inform the females that in
Canada, lap-dancing invariably involves sex, full contact and
penetration". Whoa, there should be some heavy traffic over the
bridge from Detroit and Buffalo tonight.
Roger Clemens was given an emphatic apology Thursday for
'unjustly' being ejected from his 10-year-old son's baseball game
last weekend in Colorado
The soundtrack to The Blues Brothers has been voted the best of
all time by music lovers.
New cloning method safer and more efficient than traditional
methods. If you have fifty grand, you can test it out
by cloning your pet.
'Last Comic' host Jay Mohr shares 'SNL' memories
- Screen-It says, "The R rating for Open Water comes from
profanity (at least 17 "f" words) and nudity (a woman is seen
fully nude before her boyfriend joins her in bed and wants to have
sex, but she's not in the mood)."
Who says there are no Islamic comedians?
JoBlo's picture galleries from Comic-Con 2004.
Playmate Gallery - Bernaola Twins- January 2000 - Courtesy of
Four free short films from Playboy's Cheerleaders & College Girls!
Three-letter word sparks Scrabble fiasco (One of the
players used "lez", which is normally OK, but was banned for the
Republican Sen. John McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam,
called an ad criticizing John Kerry's military service 'dishonest
and dishonorable' and urged the White House on Thursday to condemn
it as well. The White House declined.
- According to a German business magazine,
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said he was interested in buying
Smoking Gun has a tape of Bush's latest verbal gaffe
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
Roxanne Hart in The
Last Innocent Man. Made for TV film with Ed Harris, directed by
Roger Spottiswoode, who will do the next Mr Ripley movie ( .avi-
zip) (.wmv - zip) . Roxanne is still around, now 50, still a busy
Juliane Kohler in the
Nowhere in Africa ( .avi- zip) (.wmv - zip).
A couple of
random .wmv conversions from Scoop
I haven't seen the
film, but based on this, the nudity in Perpetrators of the Crime is
minimal. On the other hand, Tori Spelling has rarely shown anything,
so even this brief, inexplicit flash may be the most you've seen of
her in a movie. (.wmv - zip) .
Portia DeRossi in Women
in Film. Is there an official record for the woman who lost her
looks the fastest? You'd barely recognize her from Sirens. (.wmv -
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.
From the 1992 thriller "Single White Female"
Be sure to pay Graphic Response a visit at his website. www.graphic-barry.com.
'Caps and comments by Brainscan:
Some clips from Passion Network today. Lousy film with terrific exposure.
First up is former Heffer Devin Devasquez. The gal was on TV, too... Star Search...winner of the "spokesperson" contest. That's a talent to be proud of. In the second Devin clip we see some Righteous sport-humpin. Now that's category I'd like to see for Star Search 2005!
Next up, here is Nichole McAuley in two short clips. Gal's a real looker, even though the babylons are after-market.
And then there are a couple of clips of Chieko Shiratori in Zero Woman: Dangerous Game. Those of you who like it when gals
meet gals are in for a real treat.
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 the Ghost has a couple of .wmvs of Claire Stansfield. We see the 6' 1" actress topless in a sorta-sex scene from the 1995 movie "Sensation", starring Eric Roberts and Kari Wuhrer.
- Claire Stansfield zipped .wmvs
'Caps and comments by Dann:
On one hand, this is clearly a sexploitation flick, since the whole movie is basically about sex and has lots of nudity (all by Tiffany Shepis), but the 2004 effort is also a cute if unlikely comedy about a matchmaking firm who specializes in people with kinky social disorders.
The matchmakers deal with people such as the woman who doesn't want to be clothed in ANY situation, the guy who can only get aroused when he's dressed as a masked wrestler, and a myriad of other weird folks.
The matchmakers are convinced there is a match for everyone, and as they pair people up, things get very funny. A silly, outrageous, fun comedy.
Incidentially, Tiffany's full frontals are from the deleted scenes, and the blur boxes are theirs, not mine - as if I had to tell you that .
||Paris Hilton's sidekick showing a little bit of leg and cleavage on Leno.
|The usual tight tops, partial exposure and bikini views you can always count from the FOX series "The North Shore".
|Great 'caps by Frost...here's Liv in her bra, with Affleck giving her goodies a squeeze in scenes from the Kevin Smith movie, "Jersey Girl" (2004). Look for it on DVD September 7th.
|Señor Skin 'caps of the Euro-actress baring all in several scenes from the extremely lame "Twentynine Palms" (2003). This is definitely one to avoid. Just in case you feel like you have to see it, click here and read Scoop's review first.
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
THAT'S OUR BUSH!
Always One Step Ahead! - President Bush came out with a classic new Bushism
Thursday. Briefing Pentagon brass on his anti-terrorist plans, he said,
"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop
thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do
The mistake: that was the speech he was supposed to give to Halliburton.
He meant, "We need to anticipate their attacks"...At least, I hope
that's what he meant.
Pray that the Pentagon guys know it was a mistake.
TOPLESSNESS FOR THE YOUNG AND HOT ONLY
Tourism Is Sagging - Police in Constanta County, Romania, want a ban on
topless women over 60 at the Black Sea beach because they're getting
complaints that it's "ugly" and may harm tourism. Police chief Victor
Popescu said old women should know that "going topless has its age limit,"
and patrolmen on the beach say they're often sickened by the sight. One
said, "It's always a pleasure to see a young woman, who also has to be
beautiful of course, topless on the beach," but old topless women are
"sometimes quite repulsive." He says he understands wanting to get a
uniform tan, "but old women should simply give up on it."
Thanks to all the tanning, those wrinkled old hags are actually about
This from guys who live on a diet of donuts.
They want only beautiful young topless women on the beach so they can
attract lots of ugly old men tourists.
On this beach, the term "flip-flops" doesn't refer to sandals.
COUPLE MARRIED IN KLINGON WEDDING
She's Too Klingy - Pamela and Ron Smith were married in the town of Vulcan,
Alberta, Canada, in a replica of the Starship Enterprise at the space-theme
Vulcan Tourism and Trek Station. The "Trek" theme wedding included vows in
both English and Klingon and the couple joining hands over a dagger, and
ended with the minister saying, "You may now kiss the Klingon."
Surprisingly, it's Pam who's the would-be Klingon; she says Ron isn't a
"Star Trek" fan "at all."
But she told him resistance is futile, he will be assimilated.
Especially after she told him he has to be a Vulcan, so he'll only get
sex once every seven years.
Of course he's not a "Star Trek" fan: he actually has a woman.
With all those heavy costumes and makeup, the minister told them, "Live
long and perspire."
MARILYN MONROE-JOAN CRAWFORD AFFAIR
The Misfits - Author Matthew Smith, who is working on a biography of
Marilyn Monroe, claims he has obtained secret tapes of her therapy sessions
that contain stunning revelations. For instance, she says that marrying
Joe DiMaggio "was a mistake" because "he wasn't that interested" in sex.
She also admits to a one-night lesbian sexual encounter with Joan Crawford.
But she says that afterward, "I told her straight out I didn't much enjoy
doing it with a woman. After I turned her down, she got spiteful."
Marilyn didn't like being spanked with a wire hanger.
Marilyn didn't enjoy it because after the sex, Joan made her clean the
On the plus side, Joan WAS more macho than Joe DiMaggio.
It did nothing for her, but just picturing it is doing a lot for me.
All the bad movies Joan Crawford made, and she didn't film THIS?!