"A Small Circle of Friends"
A Small Circle of Friends (1980) pretends to be about the radicalism of the 60s as seen through the eyes of upper middle class Harvard students, but is actually no more than a love story among three students, starting in their freshman year in 1967. While many of the events were depicted, such as Johnson's decision not to run for re-election, student protests, radicalization of some students, and the start of the draft lottery, the story focuses on non-conformist wannabe journalist Brad Davis, Radcliffe art major Karen Allen and Pre-med student Jameson Parker. In the freshman year, Davis courts Allen, and eventually succeeds. However, Parker and she also have a mutual attraction, and the three are inseparable. This led to the inevitable menage at th4 end of the film.
Allen shows a breast with no face in the same frame, and then about half a nipple with the face in frame. IMDb readers have this at 5.0 of 10. Critics were most unkind. I lived this period, although not as an Ivy Leager, but from my viewpoint, they had a lot of the events right, but not the mood. I really wanted to like this film, but rather than a good portrait of this fascinating era, it was just another sappy and predictable love story. C-.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
RhymeZone - very useful site. Type in a word, Find rhymes
synonyms, antonyms, more.
A Russian mob boss, fed up with the unrealistic mafia shows
usually shown on television, has taken matters into his own hands
by creating his own series. Oh, Boris - you got some 'splainin'
to do ...
- You think your family was poor?
Imagine if you lived in Eastern Europe, and couldn't afford
Watch the first seven minutes of the new thriller, Suspect Zero
Radical Shiite cleric Al-Sadr offered hip hop recording deal.
"Al-Sadr may be the Middle East's answer to Tupac," says
one Rolling Stone music critic. "He's killed more men than P.
Diddy and loves his mother more than Eminem."
Comedian Ellen DeGeneres will star as God in a remake of the 1977
comedy "Oh, God!"
KERRY DENIES PERFORMING GAY WEDDINGS ON SWIFT BOAT"
Ain't It Cool News reviews John Sayles's script for Jurassic Park
4, and it is some seriously crazy shit.
John Kerry calls on President Bush to denounce the new Republican
BBC nipplegate in Athens
- Under pressure from Democrats and Republican Sen. John McCain,
President Bush on Monday called for ads attacking John Kerry's
record in Vietnam to be stopped along with others run
by independent groups, and said Kerry should be proud of his war
service. "That means that ad and every other ad," Bush said when
asked if he wanted to bring a stop to commercials by a group
called Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, which accuse Sen. Kerry of
lying about his war record in Vietnam.
A new John Kerry ad which never mentions John Kerry at all !
Unusual tactic for the big guy.
The job market is so bad, Americans are sneaking into Mexico for
Team America cannot be NC-17. Paramount's contract requires the
boys to deliver an R film. (As I suggested earlier, but
OH that DVD will be a piece of work!)
Tara Reid nekkid in Body Shots
The trailer for Wes Anderson's new film, The Life Aquatic.
Bill Murray, Owen Wilson
The trailer for Around the Bend. Four generations of
men are suddenly brought together by the chance to uncover the
truth about their family’s past. It’s a journey that takes them
out on the road to a world full of surprises – some comic, some
dramatic, and all of them personal. )Michael Caine, Christopher
Walken, Josh Lucas, Jonah Bobo, Glenne Headly)
The trailer for Head in the Clouds, a new Romantic Drama with
Which films are considered too obscene for importation into
Canada. Hey, I thought they liked beaver.
- Here's something you don't read every day.
"The current version of TEAM AMERICA is a guaranteed NC-17 with
surprisingly graphic scenes of puppet sex... "
- I used to have sex with puppets. I really enjoyed it, but I
had to give it up. You can't even imagine how much those
- Matt and Trey - I love those guys! Unfortunately, they'll
probably have to back off from that for a theatrical release,
but will this be the best-ever DVD or what?
Here's a behind-the-scenes video from Sky Captain and the World of
- My favorite movie critic,
The Filthy Critic, reviews Open Water.
- " ... low-budget doesn't automatically mean quality.
Some people think so, but they are usually the pretentious sorts
of assholes who see their movies in theaters where cappuccino
and brie are served. The movie goes for a low-budget feel of
realness, but for that I can watch moms slapping their kids
around at K-Mart."
- I guess Nicole Kidman is pretty and talented and all, but I'm
trying to remember the last time she was in a movie I liked. Not
sure if this will be it.
Here is the trailer from Birth.
- "Maverick young filmmaker Jonathan Glazer affirms the
promise of his brilliant debut, "Sexy Beast," with his new film
"Birth," teaming with Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman for a
metaphysical love story that explores the space between what we
know and what we feel. Kidman stars as Anna, a delicate young
widow who is on the verge of a new life when a solemn little boy
appears, claiming to be the reincarnation of her dead husband.
As Anna, Kidman achieves a breathtaking emotional transparency
to portray an intelligent woman who discovers another side of
herself in the face of a bizarre, yet tantalizing possibility.
The actress is beautifully paired with Canadian child actor
Cameron Bright, who portrays the boy interloper with a haunting
stillness and conviction. Bringing an assured sense of style and
form to a decidedly unconventional narrative, Glazer creates a
world that is at once strange and familiar, like a fairy tale.
Like many fairy tales, "Birth" is part romance, part mystery,
and part family drama - woven into a magical whole about love,
mortality and the unknown."
Trailers, clips, and a featurette from The Machinist.
This is the movie where the talented, intense method actor
Christian Bale did a reverse De Niro and went down to something
like 120 pounds.
- Trevor Reznik, a machinist, has lost the ability to sleep.
But this is no ordinary insomnia. Trevor has not slept in a
year. Fatigue has led to a shocking deterioration of his
physical and mental health. Suspicious of his appearance,
Trevor’s co-workers first shy away from him, then turn against
him after he’s involved in a shop accident that costs a man his
arm. They blame Trevor for the accident. He has become a
liability to himself and others, and now they want him out.
Plagued with guilt, Trevor’s shame becomes suspicion, then
paranoia, when it appears his workmates are conspiring to have
him fired –- or worse. First he finds cryptic notes left in his
apartment. Next he’s told that a mysterious co-worker involved
in the accident doesn’t exist. Are these mysteries part of a
plot to drive Trevor mad? Or is it fatigue that’s robbing him of
his reason? Determined to find an answer, Trevor investigates
the strange occurrences that are turning his world into a
sleepless nightmare. Yet the more he learns, the less he wants
Here's a clip from National Lampoon's Gold Diggers,
which they have promised will be even better than Dorm Daze.
- And you thought Sean Penn was a difficult celebrity.
Jakarta Police have arrested a comedian for firing a shot to fend
off a pack of journalists. C'mon. It was just a warning
shot. The funniest part of the story is that he fired the shot
into the ceiling at Planet Hollywood.
BIN LADEN NO LONGER KNOWS WHERE HE IS. Famed Evildoer
- The White House claimed a major victory in the war on terror
today as al-Qaeda kingpin Osama bin Laden revealed that he no
longer knows where he is.
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
Marquis - This Girl's Life
Here's the final nude scene (actually the first nude scene) from
This Girl's Life
The Dreamers, Part 1
Here's some competition for Ludivine in the Sexiest Body
department. Eva Green in Bertolucci's controversial film. Great
nudity. Great body. Quite explicit.
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.
- French beauty Mathilda May going topless and full frontal in scenes from the 1988 movie "La Passerelle" aka "The Catwalk".
Be sure to pay Graphic Response a visit at his website. www.graphic-barry.com.
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 salutes Claudia Jennings, the 70's Drive-In babe and former heffer (November '69 and for the year 1970).
- Claudia Jennings topless in 4 scenes from "Truck Stop Women" (1974)
- Claudia Jennings in 3 scenes from "Unholy Rollers" (1972). Topless in 1 and 3, far off rear nudity in #2.
'Caps and comments by Oz:
Pam Grier's nudity in Foxy Brown has appeared before but not so common has been the nudity and near-nudity by Sally Ann Stroud, Juanita Brown, Brenda Venus, Kimberly Hyde and some unknowns.
"The Town is Quiet"
The Town is Quiet aka La Ville est Tranquil is a film concerned with the daily happenings in a small French town. Full frontal nudity by Christine Brücher and Véronique Balme and some unknowns. Ariane Ascaride is possibly showing some distant bush.
"The Paradise Virus"
No nudity in The Paradise Virus but there are some sexy views of Kristen Swieconek.
Cubbyhouse is a mediocre Australian horror film. Belinda Ann Gavin is topless and covered in blood and Lauren Hewett goes topless as she does a strip for the adolescent neighbour, but the goodies are hidden.
No visible nudity in The Recruit but Bridget Moynahan has her top off.
"Maid in Manhattan"
No nudity in Maid in Manhattan but Amy Sedaris' push-up bra is working overtime.
||DAI catches the Canadian actress showing some cleavage during Sunday night's episode of the excellent made for Showtime series "Dead Like Me". She's probably best known of course for her role (and nudity) in the Robert Rodriguez movie "The Faculty" (1998).
|Mr. Nude Celeb 'caps of Gyllenhaal looking wonderful in topless and full frontal scenes from "Secretary" (2002).
|Señor Skin 'caps of a babe you've probably never heard of....but don't let that stop you from looking! Here she is showing off natural breasts and a pretty nice bum in scenes from an episode of the Skinemax series "Hot Line".
Subject:Where are they now?
Whatever hapened to "Valley Girl" star Deborah Foreman? She was actually developing acting talent by the time she was old enough to play adult roles, and then nothing!
Well if I had to guess, her Logan's Run hand jewel started flashing.
With the exception of one guest spot on a 1995 TV series starring one of our B-movie heroes Jeff Fahey, Foreman basically retired from acting all together in 1991 (at age 29).
According to her website (which is full of publicity pics for her fans) she now makes a living doing graphic design, web design and custom painting furniture.
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
BUSH MAY, MAY NOT VISIT ATHENS
Sssh! It's A Secret! - The Drudge Report claimed that President Bush was
considering making a secret trip to the Olympics to attend an Iraqi soccer
game. But worries about security may have already caused the plan to be
Besides, nobody else is attending, so why should Bush?
If Bush had attended, nobody else would've been allowed into the arena,
including the teams...Unless of course they sign a political loyalty oath and only do the pre-planned, approved plays.
No real American would go halfway around the world to watch a soccer
In a related story, Bill Clinton may attend the women's beach volleyball
ALICE COOPER SLAMS POLITICAL ROCKERS
No More Mr. Nice Guy - Alice Cooper says the pro-Kerry tour by Bruce
Springsteen and other rockers is "treason against rock 'n' roll" and makes
him sick; that rock is "the antithesis of politics" and when his parents
talked politics, he'd run to his room and blast the Rolling Stones. He
said, "Why are we rock stars? Because we're morons! We sleep all day, we
play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington
Journal...If you're listening to a rock star in order to get your
information on who to vote for, you're a bigger moron than they are."
And rock stars get all their political information from other rock
stars, so IMAGINE how moronic they must be!
Same thing goes for their public service announcements about safe sex.
Ironically, the only rock star who really does sit around reading the
Washington Journal is Alice Cooper.
BEYONCE'S HAIR'S $4.7 MILLION CONTRACT
No Mohawks! - TheSmokingGun.com posted Beyonce's five-year contract with
L'Oreal. It reveals that she will be paid $4.7 million to work 10 days a
year promoting L'Oreal, with an option of two extra days for $25,000 a day.
She can't use Revlon or Clairol products, she must maintain "approximately
the same physical appearance and health" and keep her hair in excellent
condition, and notify L'Oreal of "any radical change to her hair any
concert tour may necessitate."
They got burned 20 years ago when they signed an unknown singer with
beautiful hair: Sinead O'Connor.
And she'll be fined $25,000 for each bad hair day.
Plus, she's not allowed to look one day older.
NEESON ADMITS "STAR WARS" SUCKS
It Seems So Forced - Liam Neeson said he's glad he got to play a "Star
Wars" Jedi master and loved working with George Lucas, but he admits the
movies have "kind of got silly now." He said they're all pyrotechnics and
"computerized stuff," and the actors "all come across as pretty wooden."
But he said it's hard to stand in front of a blue screen and act like it's
an everyday thing that you're with "a winged beast that talks."
Guess Liam Neeson has never owned a parrot.
Lucas' dialogue is so wooden, you could actually build the blue screen
out of it.
The hardest part is pretending to talk to Jar Jar Binks without flying
into a fit of rage.
Lucas is solving that problem by computerizing the actors, too.
CROWE BITES FRIEND'S EAR
Time For A Lobe-otomy - Britain's Daily Mirror reports that during a break
in filming an upcoming boxing movie, Russell Crowe went out drinking with
his close friend and bodyguard Mark "Spud" Carroll. When Carroll told him
it was time to go home to his wife and son, Crowe drunkenly started a fight
and bit Carroll's ear.
So who cast Russell Crowe in "The Mike Tyson Story"?
Spud needs a new nickname that doesn't sound like food.