Past Midnight (1992) is a thriller staring Rutger Hauer as a parolee who supposed stabbed his pregnant wife to death, and Natasha Richardson as the social worker assigned to his case. Here is exactly where the story doesn't work for me. She is a seasoned social worker, and he is the always creepy Rutger Hauer, yet she has a hunch he is innocent, and falls for him. I just found it impossible to believe that any woman, much less a seasoned social worker, would find Hauer that irresistible.
The rest of the film deals with did he or didn't he, and who will survive. Richardson shows her breasts in a long but not very passionate sex scene. IMDB readers have this at 5.0 of 10. I can find no evidence of a US theatrical release. I have no idea where the title comes from. The film has the usual red herrings and plot twists, but I was too put off by Hauer's casting to even care. This is a low C-. Genre addicts will probably not reach for the fast forward.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
I Heart Huckabee's. David O Russell's first movie since
Three Kings. Big A-list cast. (Jude Law, Naomi Watts, Dustin
Hoffman, Lily Tomlin, Isabelle Huppert, Jason Schwartzman, Mark
Wahlberg). Albert Markovski (Schwartzman), head of the Open Spaces
Coalition, has been experiencing an alarming series of
coincidences the meaning of which escapes him. With the help of
two Existential Detectives, Bernard and Vivian Jaffe (Hoffman and
Tomlin), Albert examines his life, his relationships, and his
conflict with Brad Stand (Law), an executive climbing the
corporate ladder at Huckabees, a popular chain of retail
superstores. When Brad also hires the detectives, they dig deep
into his seemingly perfect life and his relationship with his
spokesmodel girlfriend, the voice of Huckabees, Dawn Campbell
(Watts). Albert pairs up with rebel firefighter Tommy Corn (Wahlberg)
to take matters into their own hands under the guidance of the
Jaffes' nemesis, the French radical Caterine Vauban (Huppert).
Bible study group meets at Hooters
Micky Yanai , Master of the Helicopter Fuck
Shakespeare explained in PowerPoint for today's busy lifestyles
Polish Nobel Prize winner, Poet Czesław Miłosz, Dies at 93,
thus earning 15 minutes of widespread recognition, and pissing off
a lot of newscasters who have to pronounce his name. (Chess-wawf
Me-wash, if memory serves. Polish is my mother tongue, but I can't
remember a bloomin' thing from my childhood. I do know that those
two things that look like kinda "l's" are actually sorta like
English "w's" in clever Polish disguise.)
- In a new book,
Porn queen Jenna Jameson tattles on all the horny celebrities who
have hit on her - including Cindy Crawford.
Perhaps the greatest invention since refrigeration: the backless g-string.
Modern Students Devour Ancient Math Shortcuts
BBC has several live internet reports from the Olympics.
Great photo from Dubya's undergraduate rugby days.
Van Der Beek's Soggy Victory: "Dawson's Creek runneth
over...and into his living room. "
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
Shiloh continues to
come up with some great clips we've never featured before.
A much younger, but
less toned Nicole Kidman in "Dead
Calm". The DVD version of this scene is even better. This "full
screen" version is a pan 'n scan, and the widescreen DVD clearly
shows her bum. (Caps in the Encyclopedia) ( .avi- zip) (.wmv - zip.
Note Kidman's nose. I've never read anything about it, but I'm
pretty sure she had a nose job somewhere along the way.
Halle Berry in "Swordfish". The topless
scene is probably very familiar to you from our past polls and
discussions (it was the
scene of its year), but the sexiest scene in the
film is the one of Halle in the skimpy underwear, shown here.( .avi-
zip) (.wmv - zip)
A quick flash from
James King, the best thing about "Happy
zip) (.wmv - zip)
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 Spaz:
Bliss: episode Chastity
Worst episode ever. There was no nudity at all.
Cara Piko plays a prospective nun who practices
safe sex by keeping her brassiere on. Also Stars
Naked Josh's Andrew Tarbet as the one who defrocks her.
Hunger: episode Approaching Desdemona
From the Smoke, Mirrors and Paranoia collection.
Stars Naked Josh actress Christina Colburn acting under
the alias Marie-Josée D'Amours.
Lisa Ryder: downblouse and leg as undercover hooker tied up in episode
"Forever Knight" (third season)
Vampire sluts, vampire Indians, rat eating vampires, even a vampire dog.
Drama about a guy going postal at work.
Stars Funhouse favorite Michael Ironside as the asshole boss.
Another cop movie starring Michael Ironside.
"Twists of Terror"
Horror trilogy with a softcore sex scene at the end.
"The Final Cut"
Another mad bomber movie.
"Next Action Star: Bet Your Life"
Action movie about high stakes reality game
starring the victors from Next Action Star.
Canadian beer commercial featuring female skinnidippers.
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 little variety in the form of video clips. (zipped wmvs as usual)
- Debrah Farentino, brief breast and bum views in scenes from the 1993 movie "Malice", starring Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman and Bill Pullman.
- Fabiana Udenio better known to many as 'Alotta Fagina' from the first "Austin Powers" movie. Here she is showing off her wonderful toplessness in scenes from "Diplomatic Immunity" (1991).
- Francesca Neri showing full frontal nudity in a scene from Spanish film "¡Dispara!" aka "Outrage" (1993), starring Antonio Banderas.
- Spanish babe Inés Sastre topless in a scene from "Al di là delle nuvole" aka "Beyond the Clouds" (1995).
- Keira Knightley, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star briefly flashing her breasts in a scene from the UK movie "The Hole" (2001).
- Maggie O'Neill, brief breast and pube views in scenes from the 1991 movie "Under Suspicion".
'Caps and comments by Dann:
Predictable isn't that bad if it's well done. This 2000 crime thriller is certainly predictable, but getting there is half the fun, and you won't be bored watching this one.
The story's typical: a cop becomes too involved in a serial-killer case which is frighteningly similiar to a case he solved years ago, and for which the murderer was executed.
When the jury and prosecuting attorneys from the first case start dieing in exactly the same manner as the victims of that case, and the copycat knows things he can't possibly know about the original case, the cop becomes so obsessed he eventually get kicked off the case, but then his own ex-wife, the prosecutor in the first case, may be a potential victim, so he keeps working on his own. Add a couple more twists, and you've got a solid movie that overcomes it's predictable nature.
Incidentially, life isn't always fair, is it? While star Gladys Jimenez got to hang on a cross rightside-up, poor bit player Erynn Dana Dalton had to do her gig hanging upside-down.
Awesome 'caps by Gman from "The Girl Next Door" (due out on DVD August 24th).
- "24" star Elisha Cuthbert looks amazing in undies and cleavage. She shows the most skin in #1 where we see her in a thong and showing partial rear/side breast views.
- Amanda Swisten and Sung Hi Lee play porn-star friends of Elisha's character and show brief toplessness and thong views.
|The "Princess Diaries" star showing some pokies at the Teen Choice Awards (#1) and some cleavage on Conan.
||The "Alias" star looking ultra-cute during her time on stage at the Teen Choice Awards.
||The beautiful blonde, Czech model and Victoria's Secret babe showing some leg and cleavage on Leno.
||Still gorgeous at age 51! Here she is during a recenet appearance on Leno promoting her new movie "The Door in the Floor". Scoop reviewed this one not long ago, click here for his review.
|Here are 'caps of Leno helping the Aussie star prepare for her upcoming role in the Peter Jackson remake of "King Kong" (#2 is the punchline).
||The Hungarian born adult film star shows off her robo-boobs and a thong view.
|Señor Skin 'caps of Lenz topless and showing a bit of bum (link #7) in scenes from "Breezy" (1973). This was one of Clint Eastwood's earlier films as director, and the first movie he directed but did not star in.