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"Sweet November" (2001)

Sweet November (2001) is not possible to review without writing spoilers. If you want a plot rundown, read Berardinelli's pan of the film (1 1/2) stars. I will say that I see his points, but not his score. I was very impressed by Charlize Theron in this role, as she plays a dowdy bohemian -- not an easy task for a statuesque beauty, and I believed the character. I did enjoy the first half of the film (boy meets girl) a lot more than the second (boy looses girl), but the film looked wonderful. When you are filming two beauties, Charlize Theron and San Francisco, you have a good start already.

The film is rated PG-13, but had three nip slips in radically different places in the film, and lots of pokeyosity. IMDB readers have it at 5.4/10, and the critics didn't much like it. IMDB readers say 5.4/10, with women liking it (6.3) more than men (5.0). The film did over $11m on opening weekend, but died quickly with a total US box office of $25m against a $40m budget. Both Theron and co-star Keanu Reeves have developed into very good performers. The film looks good, and worked for me, much more in the first half than the second. C.

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  • Charlize Theron (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

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    I have mixed feelings about Blow Dry. It is a lousy, corny movie, with a dearth of wit, and it completely wastes what might have been a great premise, the hyper-dramatization of the national hairdressing championships. The director kind of lost the satire and ended up making it a sentimental "Rocky in a smock" movie, interlaced with all kinds of bathos about accepting others and about people dying, and trying to tie up the loose ends before passing away.

    Despite the fact that the movie script really stinks, somewhere along the line it hooked me in from time to time, probably because a couple of solid performers chose to interpret their lines as if spoken by real people. Well, kudos to Alan Rickman for somehow making this crap credible in spots. They should have an Oscar just for that kind of achievement. 

    • Rachel Griffiths hauls out the jumbo jacks again. (1, 2)

    Charlie's French Cinema Nudity site is updated. 

    Comments and scans by our Flemish Friend, ICMS When I saw the paparazzi pics of Jade Jagger I thought what a shame that someone put a black square over her George Walker, so I went to a magazine store to try and find that picture without the obstruction. No luck I'm afraid but in French tabloid "Voici" I found some hot paparazzi pics of Jade anyway. And, oh dear, they're doing it in the presence of the dog ;-)

  • Jade Jagger (1, 2)

    In the same magazine and "'Novella 2000" I found pictures of trailer princess Stéphanie of Monaco. It's understandable that she is attracted to a trailer, it must be totally new to her since trailers are not allowed in Monaco (not enough space to park them I guess).

  • Princess Stéphanie of Monaco (1, 2)

    And finally I'll continue with last time's Flemish girl, home-grown Sofie Winters from her pictorial in "Cover" from 3 or 4 months ago.

  • Sofie Winters (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)

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    Scans of familiar babes today.

    Hilary Swank in Premiere magazine, all cleaned up and looking mahvelous. Hmm, I recall taking a different side in the "Is Hilary a major babe?" debate, but these pics lead me to think that yessireee she is. These are about as revealing as Premiere permits.

  • Hilary Swank (1, 2)

    Julia Stiles from scans I did so long ago I forgot the source. Serious pokiosity.

  • Julia (1, 2)

    Kiera Chaplin, granddaughter of Charlie, from a spread in Photo magazine. First scan is cleaned up from the cover (which, by the by, had a greater amount of its surface covered by letters than by Kiera). The last is a bit funky, what with Ms. Chaplin sporting red eyes and all, but the babe has a serious kick-ass body.

  • Kiera Chaplin (1, 2, 3)

    Mena Suvari, not nekkid but flat-out gorgeous. Or maybe we shouldn't be so crass as to use the word "flat" when describing the fair Mena.

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    And to make up for the scans with clothes we end with two very nekkid babes, American B movie bim and nude model Jacqueline Lovell (Sara St. James) and Japanese model Kotoko Shiraishi.

  • Jacqueline Lovell
  • Kotoko Shiraishi

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    Carmen Chaplin Topless in scenes from "Ma saison préférée" (1993)

    Irène Jacob Topless and full dorsal nudity from "Spy Games".

    Laura Morante A single exposed breast in scenes from "La Vallée fantôme" (1987).

    Samantha Mathis Nice exposure with very erect nipples in scenes from "Attraction" (2000).

    Estelle Larrivaz
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    Topless in the hot tub. Scenes from "Restons groupés" (1998).

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    Women might be able to fake orgasms, but men can fake entire relationships.
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    -Henry Kissinger

    I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with "Guess" on it. I said, "Thyroid problem?"
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    My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son of a bitch.
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    Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.
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    According to a new survey, women say they feel more comfortable undressing in front of men than they do undressing in front of other women. They say that women are too judgmental, where, of course, men are just grateful.
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    In the last couple of weeks I have seen the ads for the Wonder Bra. Is that really a problem in this country-men not paying enough attention to women's breasts?
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    There's a new medical crisis. Doctors are reporting that many men are having allergic reactions to latex condoms. They say they cause severe swelling. So what's the problem?
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    There's very little advice in men's magazines, because men think, "I know what I'm doing. Just show me somebody naked."
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