"Young Adam"

Young Adam (2003) stars Ewan McGregor in a very dark and claustrophobic film set mainly on a river barge in Scotland. Ewan is a hired hand about the barge, owned by Tilda Swinton and operated by her and her husband. As the film opens, Ewan and the husband fish the body of a woman out of the river. The story is told in linear narrative, and flashbacks. As there is no clear indication of when a flashback is happening, you really need to pay attention. Ewan's character is gradually revealed such that, by the end of the film, you understand him, and exactly what happened.

He becomes carnally involved with Swinton, and her husband eventually finds out and leaves. She decides she want sot marry Ewan, but he runs, and quickly. We gradually learn that he knew much more about the dead woman, played by Emily Mortimer, than he at first let on. He becomes even more upset, almost to the point of doing something, when another man is arrested and tried for the murder. We learn that Mortimer and McGregor had a very lusty relationship indeed. McGregor also manages to bed two other women in the course of the film.

Swinton and Mortimer show breasts and a quick flash of bush. Pauline Turner does a more lengthy full frontal. IMDb readers have it at 6.6 of 10. Ebert says 3 1/2 stars, and Berardinelli 3. I agree that it is a very well made film, with the story told in an interesting way, and enough sex and nudity to spice up what is otherwise a dreary character driven piece. It received the dread NC-17, which, in this case, was probably warranted. I am not sure young kids need to see a woman smeared with custard and ketchup, caned, then taken from behind. Sony elected to release it uncut - a move I applaud. McGregor's sexual exploit were very much a required part of the narrative, and hence in no way gratuitous. This is a C+. It is a very well made film, but with limited appeal to mass audiences.

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  • Emily Mortimer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18)
  • Pauline Turner (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • Tilda Swinton (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
    Sin City (2005):

    Filming still in progress.

    Author Frank Miller has always said that he would not allow movies to be made from his graphic novels, but Robert Rodriguez convinced him otherwise. I'm not surprised by anything Rodriguez does. As I have written before, he is probably the single most talented director in the entire industry, although he has not yet created a masterpiece to prove me right.

    Rodriguez reminds me of Sergio Leone. Let me remind you how Leone's career went: (Stage 1) brilliant moments in trivial genre films (Stage 2) some of the best genre films ever made - The Good the Bad and The Ugly, Once Upon a Time in the West  (Stage 3) late in life - made one of the best films of any kind ever made - Once Upon a Time in America.

    It seems to me that Rodriguez is about to move from Stage 1 to Stage 2. Perhaps Sin City will place him on the top of the list, as Pulp Fiction did for his buddy and sometime collaborator, Quentin Tarantino.

    I hope.

    The caps are taken from a teaser which director Robert Rodriguez showed at Comic-Con. If you are lucky and arrive before bandwidth kills the link, you can still download this stunning clip compilation here. (Requires a player which can handle .MP4. I played it on the Quick Time Player.)

    • Carla Gugino (1, 2)



    Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004):

    I have not seen this movie, and I was hoping I could keep it that way, but the presence of nudity means I will eventually have to sit through it. These are taken from bootleg caps floating around the internet, and are supposed to be Milla. Could be, I guess. Looks like her body.


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    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 picture. When 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 altogether.


    New to us

    Three fresh ones from Shiloh today. All clips are new to my eyes.

    • Alex Meneses in Amanda and the Alien. (.avi zipped) (.wmv zipped).

      • Long clip, fairly large download, but worth it. It's a good quality clip. Here are three .jpg samples from the movie (1, 2, 3).




    Perhaps these tips will help if you have trouble with the codecs for these movies:

    Shiloh says:

    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. Hope this is useful to you or your users.

    Scoop says:

    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:

    "Cheerleader Ninjas" (2002)
    The only reason to see this movie is to see Kira Reed do high kicks without wearing any panties (something you would never see Sharon Stone do).

    The rest of the movie is hamstercam/upskirt shots, fart jokes, and Star Trek computer geeks who can't get laid. With the notable exception of Kira Reed in a small role there is no nudity by the main or supporting cast. A promise in the opening credits that the head cheerleader will "lift her shirt" at the end turned out to be an obvious body double.

    • Kira Reed (1, 2, 3): all three Bs plus beaver cam.
    • Cheerleader Ninjas: the good cheerleaders.
    • Catholic Ninjas: the naughty cheerleaders (Booke Martin, Alissa Shanley, Cathryn Farnsworth, Jade Merrithew).
    The Cheerleader Ninjas: The bodydubs:
    • catfight: two topless bodydubs, one of them Kira Reed. The other was used for Angela's bodydub.
    • lesbian: two uncredited actress in dream sequence. The brunette is the second catfight bodydub/Angela's bodydub.

    "Femmes enchaînées: Q.H.S. 3" (2001) (V)
    This is the French-Canadian release of Chained Rage which is the only uncut release in North America.

    • Kira Reed (1, 2): more beavercam.

    Mr. Nude Celeb
    Mr. Nude Celeb takes a look at one of our favorite movies of 2004..."Eurotrip". Click here for the review.

    • Jessica Böhrs, actress and singer in the German techno-pop act Novaspace. Here she is going topless in a couple of scenes. (1, 2, 3)

    • Molly Schade showing off her fantastic breasts in a hot tub scene. She kinda reminds me of Sarah Chalke from "Scrubs". (1, 2, 3)

    • Michelle Trachtenberg looking great in a bikini (links 1 and 2) and showing some evening dress cleavage in #3. (1, 2, 3)

    • Nekkid Beach Babes

    'Caps and comments by Dann:

    "The Cheerleaders"
    1973's The Cheerleaders is a classic example of the first being the best, if you can call this early 70's sexploitation flick good. I recently capped Cheerleader Camp not knowing it was the third in a series called The Cheerleaders Collection. Someone set me straight, and requested the other two. This is the first, and in terms of nudity, simulated sex acts, natural boobs and bush, definitely the best.

    They actually have a two-pronged plot in this movie. Amazing that they bothered with any plot at all, but the storyline revolves primarily around newest cheerleader Jeannie and her personal problem: virginity. Naturally, her new teammates vow to help her overcome this problem.

    Meantime, the cheerleaders must show their school spirit by sleeping with the opponents of their football team so they'll be worn out for the game the next day. Only problem: they screw up and sleep with their OWN team as well. Ah, well, mistakes happen.

    Totally goofy soft porn is really a well-done example of how it used to be in the politically incorrect 70's, and it's a blast to watch despite being really dumb. It's also funny as hell, with some great examples of classic corn. Eating a sundae, a cheerleader asks "Who wants my cherry?", then as she eats it herself "Too late." "Yeah, by about three years" quips her friend.

    In addition to everything else about this movie, you may get a kick out of 70's-era things like the 45 RPM record player, and the pictures of Elvis on the locker room wall. My guess is a good many people that look at my collages have never seen a 45 machine in real life.

    I'm well aware that the quality of the collages suck, but I couldn't do better. The quality of the print from which the DVD was made had to be pretty bad, but even so, this movie is well worth a look, for historical value if nothing else.

    Sin City Girls
    (1, 2, 3, 4)

    Fantastic 'caps by Vejiita featuring the babes of the upcoming Robert Rodriguez movie "Sin City", based on the comic by Frank Miller. In these pics we have Jessica Alba, Carla Gugino, Rosario Dawson, Devon Aoki, Jaime King, Brittany Murphy, Marley Shelton and Alexis Bledel. Some partial skin here and there with toplessness from "Spy Kids" mom Carla Gugino...but mostly these are just very cool 'caps.

    Geena Davis Davis from one of her very early roles. Here she is showing off a bunch of cleavage in the absolutely awful 1985 movie "Transylvania 6-5000".

    France Jordan
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

    aka France Lomay. I only thing I know about this movie is that I love the title...."Oasis of the Zombies"! I guess it was originally called "La Tumba de los muertos vivientes" (1983). Jesus Franco has a co-director credit, so I guess you can count on plenty of toplessness and some lesbian lovin'. In these 'caps by the Skin-man, we have Jordan in topless scenes, but not lesbo action.