Hardcore (1979) is one of my three favorite George C. Scott films. He is a Dutch reform Calvinist and single father in the midwest who runs his own furniture company. His daughter (Ilah Davis) goes to a Calvinist youth camp in Bellflower, California, and disappears at Knott's Berry Farm. He hires a private detective to find her. After several weeks, the detective produces an 8 mm porn loop starring his daughter. Scott goes back to California to help in the search, and finds his detective with a very young hooker, and fires him.
Scott starts his own investigation in the sex markets of LA. At first, everyone takes him for a cop or a weirdo due to his conservative appearance and attitudes, but he learns and "hips up." Eventually, he hires one of the girls in the business (Season Hubley) to help him. Before the film is over, he learns more than he ever wanted to know about porno films, massage parlors, peep shows and really sick perverted vies as well. The question is two-fold. Will he find is daughter, and will he want the daughter he finds?
Davis shows breasts in the 8 mm porno loop. Hubley does a full frontal. Gigi Vorgan, Linda Morell and Leslie Ackerman all show breasts, and several unknowns show more or less of their bodies. IMDb readers have this at 6.3 of 10. While the world George C. Scott is forced to immerse himself in is certainly seedy and lurid, the film delves pretty deeply into moral questions, religious beliefs, and explores the sex industry mainly from the standpoint of the girls. I have always found it a fast watch, with an excellent performance from Scott and Seasons. This is a very high C+.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
- Charlie's French Cinema Nudity Site is updated.
Norma Jean and Marilyn (1996):
This is yet another good looking biopic from HBO, but this one is
incredibly shallow. The subject, as you undoubtedly already know
from the title, is Marilyn Monroe. Actually, Marilyn's name was
Norma Jeane with an "e", which shows you about how much effort they
put into this film.
The film uses a gimmick. It splits Marilyn into two personalities,
the drugged-out Hollywood star and the ambitious girl who first came
to Hollywood, and it has those two personalities played by two
different actresses. Mira Sorvino plays movie star Marilyn in what
is essentially an extended impersonation. Ashley Judd gets the more
complex job of bringing to life Norma Jean, the real person beneath
the public persona.
The two actresses did fine. In fact they were both nominated for
Golden Globes and Emmys (this was an HBO original). The film itself,
however, really fails to deliver anything of merit because, like
many biopics, it tries to cover too much with no clear idea of what
point it wants to make or even why it exists. It covers Marilyn's
entire life from age eight or so until her death. Given the
monumental scope of her life, which included a brilliant movie
career, and romances with the greatest playwright, the greatest
acting teacher, the greatest ballplayer, and the greatest politician
of her era, as well as with several other men, including Columbia's
boy genius musical director, Fred Karger. And those were just the
significant relationships. She added purely sexual flings with
plenty more of the famous and near-famous. She crammed all of that
into a few short years, and just that decade and a half would be far
too much for a movie, even without the childhood and pre-fame
portion of her life. By trying to cover her entire life, this film
becomes a string of superficial cameos. Lee Strasberg, Monty Clift,
JFK and RFK have about one line each. Joe DiMaggio is portrayed as a
complete, one-dimensional asshole, but he seems like Mr. New-Age
Sensitive Guy compared to Fred Karger. Playwright Arthur Miller does
get somewhat better treatment than her other lovers. In fact, this
might have been a very good movie if it had used the same split
personality gimmick to focus in exclusively on the relationship
between Arthur Miller and the two sides of Marilyn's personality.
But that's another movie, not this one.
Because of its overly ambitious scope, the script could touch only
on symptoms, isolated from their root causes. We see that Marilyn
became a mess at the end, taking mammoth quantities of drugs, rarely
showing up for work, and making bizarre emotional outbursts that
pushed away all the men who might have cared for her. Unfortunately,
the film offers no insight into how or why she became that way. She
seemed to be doing great just before she became famous, cold,
calculating, and really in control of her life after surviving an
abusive and often loveless childhood. Then, a few minutes of screen
time later, she had degenerated into a pill-popping bimbo and
self-flagellating perennial victim. Huh? I never could figure out
the logic in that. The script seemed to imply that childhood trauma
was heavily implicated in her deterioration, but in the earlier
scenes in pre-fame Hollywood, she was carrying around all that
childhood trauma with no trouble. What happened? Despite various
moments with her shrink and other mental health professionals, the
script has no insight into the relationship between her self-esteem
problems and her ultimate degeneration. I learned nothing at all
from this treatment beyond the superficial chronology that you and I
already know by heart.
Despite a lack of insight into Marilyn the person, the film could
have redeemed itself it it had captured the charisma of Marilyn the
star, but it dropped that ball as well. The few re-creations of her
career highlights were perfunctory and dull.
So it doesn't really show why Marilyn was a great star, and it
doesn't show why Norma Jean lost control of her life. It's neither
educational nor especially entertaining, and every portion of her
life is given short shrift. That doesn't leave much to recommend.
I can give you one reason to watch this film. In the first half or
so, Ashley Judd is stark naked several times. She does full frontal
nudity in a dream sequence in a church, and she does full frontal
and rear nudity when recreating Marilyn's famous Playboy spread.
Throw in a little skinny dipping and flashing here and there, and
you have some magnificent career-best nudity from an exceptionally
OK, I'm a shallow guy, we all know that, so you shouldn't be
surprised when I admit this. If the film had offered no nudity, I
would have hated the fact that I spent 132 minutes of my life on
such a facile and unenlightening project. Given the magnificent
nudity from Judd, and some flashes from Mira Sorvino, however, I
felt it was a reasonably entertaining way to pass the time. Call it
a C-. If you have no interest in seeing beautiful chicks naked, skip
it because it is a lousy biopic. On the other hand, for the vast
majority of men who do like to look at beautiful woman naked, you
should find it easy enough on the eyes.
Mira Sorvino (as Marilyn) (1,
Ashley Judd (as Norma Jean) (1,
Erika Nann (as Jane Russell)
This is not a movie, but a British TV series filmed in London and
New York's Lower East Side. The subject is the mismatched romantic
pairing of a bohemian New York record store clerk, and a successful
London stock broker.
I haven't seen the show, but I know Rachel Miner, the former Mrs
Richie Rich, is one of the minor or miner characters, and she got
naked. What more do you need to know?
You think Mel Gibson's dad is a nutcase? Imagine what Mohammad
Atta's dad is like.
Carrie-Anne Moss breastfeeding in public.
Four Norwegians create the world's first penis atlas. I
was wondering when we'd get one of those. Now if we can just get a
Swedish testicle gazetteer, we'll really be cookin' with gas!
'Popeye, The Sailor Man' Turns 75. The birthday party will be held
in his creator's home town of Chester, Illinois
Mothers Against Maddox (includes a link to the website
they are protesting)
Judge removes Nader, Reform Party from Florida's ballots
Charlize Theron talsk about her steamy love scenes with Penelope
Cruz in "Head in the Clouds"
Here is the official defense of the Bush-Guard documents from
CBS's website. They are sticking by their story.
Neve Campbell says first nude scene is for art: "Neve
Campbell didn't take off her clothes to sell tickets - she did it
for her art. That's the spin she's putting on her first movie nude
scene in 'When Will I Be Loved.'"
- Yes, I believe her. That is the same reason why she did the
solemn, artistic lesbo pool scene and the sensitive, artistic
drunken three-way sex scene in "Wild Things". It was just her
way of capturing Andrej Tarkovsky's typical mise en scene
in the Florida context.
ROWBOAT VETERANS FOR TRUTH find George Washington unfit to lead
Matt Drudge: Fair & Balanced Blogger - ASK DRUDGE:
"Eschewing formal training and so-called investigating, this
former CBS studio gift shop cashier has single-handedly
reinvigorated modern journalism with his trademark blend of 100
point headlines, anthrax forecasts, and blow-by-blow updates on
the all-important rumored exchange of Democrats' bodily fluids."
George Lucas Declares 'Star Wars' Over After 'Revenge Of The Sith'.
Star Wars episodes 7-9 are not in his plans, but Indiana Jones 4
USATODAY.com's Fall Movie Guide, including "six films we're
Roger Ebert evicts RESIDENT EVIL : APOCALYPSE; scores it with a
half of a star.: "The movie is an utterly meaningless
waste of time. There was no reason to produce it, except to make
money, and there is no reason to see it, except to spend money. It
is a dead zone, a film without interest, wit, imagination or even
entertaining violence and special effects. "
Naomi Campbell Goes Public About Her Drug Addiction
Plastic.com has a rather detailed pro-con forgery discussion about
the Bush National Guard documents.
Sin City update from JoBlo.
- Know somebody with a particularly fat ass and an upcoming
birthday? You may want to check out the
Big John Toilet Seat - the bigger and better toilet seat -
ergonomically designed for our "growing" population.
Ya gotta love this billboard!
- Here's someting for those of you in the Los Angeles area:
"Here we go sports fans. This is your chance to be a part of the
event of the decade! I'm looking for 150 of my most dedicated fans
to help me break the Anal Gangbang World Record."
Very interesting use of scripts on a web page - The Window Shaker
Empire Movies reports from the Toronto International Film Festival
(2004) . You have to like this part of the report:
"When Will I Be Loved - starring a very naked Neve Campbell."
Dave Barry's Bad Song Update. Dave asked the readers of
his blog, "What is the most overplayed song on the radio -- a song
you used to like, but it just gets played to death, so now you
can't stand it?". Here's the forum.
The trailer for the documentary, Lightning in a Bottle:
"A one night, one time only concert at Radio City Music Hall in
New York City in which some of the greatest performers in the
history of Blues music performed together. "
Live television footage of a young woman having her nipple pierced
on German Big Brother has outraged politicians and child
Vote for Bush or Die: The Bush Administration blocked a
bipartisan plan to give seniors access to lower-priced
prescription drugs from Canada. With almost 80 percent of Medicare
recipients supporting Kerry's position, the Bush campaign was
faced with the prospect of defending that politically unpopular
position. The answer: they did it because buying Canadian drugs
suppoorts terrorism!!! "FDA Acting Commissioner Lester Crawford
said terrorist 'cues from chatter' led him to believe Al Qaeda may
try to attack Americans by contaminating imported prescription
Canadian pop diva Celine Dion will reportedly receive a special
honor at the World Music Awards next week for being the
top-selling female artist of all time. Of all time?
Wow, am I out of it! I have never bought any of her albums, and I
don't know anyone who has!
Gwyneth shows off her new post-baby hooters
Bill Maher on President Bush
Erotic Homage to Antonioni Unveiled at Venice
Weekly World News claimes that POPE JOHN PAUL II keeps a pair of
Mother Teresa's unwashed panties in his robe pocket as a sacred
Disney's Darth Eisner to step down in 2006
Playmate Gallery - the Bernaola sisters - January 2000- Courtesy
Four free short videos from Playboy's Twins & Sisters!
Here is the first trailer we've seen for White Noise,
starring Michael Keaton. "When a man filled with sorrow attempts
to contact his dead wife, he opens a gate to the supernatural
unknown." (As opposed, presumably, to the supernatural KNOWN.)
The trailer for Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.
Here's the trailer for Hitch: "In the sophisticated
romantic comedy 'Last First Kiss,' Will Smith stars as Alex
'Hitch' Hitchens. Most men have difficulty finding love because
it's hard to be yourself when your 'self' thinks you should be
someone else. That's where Hitch comes in. As a tactical adviser
who specializes in first impressions - he customizes and
orchestrates a client's first three dates - Hitch has been
secretly responsible for hundreds of New York City weddings. Eva
Mendes co-stars as Sara, a gossip reporter for a daily tabloid
who, after a chance meeting with Hitch, finds her professional
life and personal life on a collision course. She makes Hitch
re-evaluate his game and teaches him that love is not a feeling,
it's an action."
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
Three great ones from Shiloh today. All short clips,
but all memorable moments.
Although still gorgeous, Uma doesn't get naked any
more, so it is wonderful to remember her young and ripe and
beautiful in Dangerous Liaisons. (.avi zipped) (.wmv zipped).
Susan Dey's movie career didn't really go anywhere
after The Partridge Family, but she had a brief period when she was
trying to shake her "goody two-shoes" image with sexy roles. I love
when that happens. This scene is from Echo Park. (.avi zipped) (.wmv zipped).
Here's a very brief, but very sexy clip of Joely
Richardson, now a star of Nip/Tuck, stark naked in I'll Do Anything.
Joely is still sexy, but turns 40 in January, so I don't expect a
lot more nudity from her, but she has long been one of my favorites,
and I'm really ticked that Greenaway's Drowning by Numbers has never
made it to DVD. (Lots of screen time for a very ripe Joely, stark
naked, in 1988). (.avi zipped) (.wmv zipped).
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.
|La video de Jour
Here is a fantastic video clip by Qwerty of hot, young, French actress Clémence Poésy topless in a scene from "Bienvenue chez les Rozes" aka "Welcome to the Roses" (2003). (zipped .avi and a long download)
'Caps of her amazing toplessness can be found in the archives (Sept 8, 2004. Sept 9, 2003. Nov 28, 2003)
Currently she is filming the new Harry Potter movie, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire".
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.
Another batch of assorted video goodies from the Ghost. Zipped .wmvs as usual.
- Former Heffer Ava Fabian (August '86) topless in a preparing to get it on scene, and then gettin' it on. Scenes from 1991's low-budget ski comedy, "Ski School"
- Bonus Ava Fabian nudity. Here she is topless and very briefly showing the other two B's in scenes from one of her many "Erotic Confessions" appearances.
- A few clips of Regina Russell in one of those typical, slow-moving Skinemax sex scenes from "Sex Files: Sexual Matrix" (1999). Toplessness in #1, breasts and bum in #2 and #3, with possible pube views in #3.
- Two more of Regina Russell. This time we see in a slightly more energetic pseudo-sex scene from "Sex Files: Alien Erotica II" (2000). Breasts in both of course, plus a hint of pubes in #2.
'Caps and comments by Spaz:
A quickie today...
"Traffic" (2004) miniseries
The only nudity is by Jennifer Rae Westley but her boobies
were fuzzed by the USA Cable Network makeing her look like
a carpenter's dream. But the DVD release slated for November 2
is the director's cut so her topless scene should be restored.
Assorted goodies from tv this week...
||Doing an excellent job filling out her tank top in scenes from the premiere episode of the new series "Medical Investigation". Her two previous TV series were both cancelled before they could even shoot a full season ("Deadline" and "The "Handler"). Maybe she'll have better luck this time around.
||Bikini 'caps from the new NBC series "Hawaii" (2004).
||The hot comic actress wearing very little on this week's episode of "Method & Red". (It was a fantasy sequence, hence the glowing lights and blurry views).
|Drea de Matteo
|The former "Sopranos" star showing off a whole bunch of robo-cleavage on the series debut of "Joey".
The debut episode of the "Friends" spin-off was actually not too bad. Definitely better than most of the crap on TV these days. Will it be a huge hit series? I doubt it. Will it fail miserably? I doubt that too.
NBC knows there is a lot riding on "Joey", and I think they've put together a very solid sit-com to try and fill that "Friends" time slot. My guess: I think it will do pretty well for one season...Long enough to ride out the "Friends" wave. But I wouldn't expect much else.
||Paris and her Taco Bell dog on Leno.
|From the made for TV movie "Second Honeymoon" (2001)....York looks pretty darn good in a bikini, and Roma "Touched by an Angel" Downey shows a little swim suit cleavage.
|Johnny Moronic 'caps of Ricci in scenes from "Prozac Nation". Toplessness in #1, plus breasts and a hint of bush in #2. Cleavage, undies, etc. in links 3-7.
|Showing off her usual 40 acres of cleavage. Thanks to Penman for 'capping these scenes from "Scary Movie 3" (2003).
As some folks may recall, I consider this scene to be the best part of "Scary Movie 3". For those who missed my rant the first time, check out the May 28, 2004 update.
|Señor Skin 'caps of the late-night favorite baring all and gettin' it on in scenes from the Angie Everhart/Daniel Baldwin flick "Bare Witness" (2002).
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
CLINTON'S FAVORITE RESTAURANT CHANGES MENU
Pronounced "McLard's" - Now that Bill Clinton looks good to recover from
quadruple bypass surgery, his favorite restaurant in Hot Springs, Arkansas, is
changing its menu to keep him alive. McClard's Barbecue is having a cardiologist
review their recipes and portions to cut down on carbs and make it comply
with the South Beach Diet. Owner Scott McClard says he likes the publicity of
having Clinton as a customer, but doesn't want to be known as "the place that
stuck him in the hospital."
Is it better in Arkansas to be known as the place with the small portions
and sugar-free barbecue sauce?
Clinton's life may still be in danger once regulars learn that he's ruined
Clinton only liked it because of the private booths in the back.
MAN MARRIES BEAUTY QUEEN WHO TRIED TO KILL HIM
Russian Roulette - Former Russian beauty queen Anastasia Nasinovskaya had a
fight with her businessman lover, Igor Lantsov, and he demanded she return a
car he gave her. She was so angry, she stole money from him and hired a hit man
to kill him. The assassin chickened out and went to the police, but the
charges were dropped when Lantsov hired her one of the best lawyers in Russia and
refused to help prosecute her. Now, he's married her. A police spokesman
said, "Apparently, his feelings were stronger than the distress of having a
contract put on his life."
Apparently, he is an idiot.
Now she's got him under a far more deadly contract.
She now realizes she was a fool...Imagine killing him BEFORE she became
his insurance beneficiary!
"HAPPY DAYS" 30TH REUNION
God, How I've Missed Jenny Piccolo! - ABC announced plans to air a "Happy
Days" 30th Anniversary Reunion Special, featuring the entire cast, from Ron
Howard and Henry "The Fonz" Winkler to Anson "Potsie" Williams. An ABC spokeswoman
said they've wanted to do this for years, so when Winkler called to say the
cast was willing, "it was an absolute no-brainer."
Just like the original show.
They had to wait years for Anson Williams to become available.
It will end with the entire cast being jumped by a shark.