The Box (2003) is a tragic romance/crime thriller. James Russo has just been released after a three year term for sticking up a jewelry store. After a life of crime, he is finally sick of prison. He is given a room in a fleabag hotel and a job in a junkyard. Then we discover that he stashed the jewels with a fence, and is intent on getting his money. Things are still looking rosy when he becomes chummy with the waitress in the local greasy spoon (Theresa Russell), but he is forced the kill the fence, and she has more than a few skeletons of her own. From that point on, the story gets very mean-spirited. Russo plays a stone face with no emotion, but Russell gave a decent performance.
Russell, who is now well over her fighting weight shows most of a breast. Meadow Williams, as a stripper, shows breasts. IMDb readers have this at 4.4 of 10. It premiered at Cannes, but doesn't seem to have had a US release. They succeeded to the extent that I was rooting for Russo and Russell, which made the ending hard to swallow. The atmosphere is consistently dark, making the film reasonably competent. This is a C-.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
Cat Stevens deportation linked to spelling error. They
were actually trying to deport Dan Fogelberg, and they got their
wimpy singers confused.
Artists and activists in Nelson, British Columbia, have announced
plans for a monument and festival to honor U.S. draft dodgers who
fled to Canada.
The Top 10 Movie Assholes of all time.
"Through its unique design the SmartKlamp ® provides for full
protection of the penis during the circumcision, and gives a
cosmetically predictable result."
Teledildonics - the future of cybersex.
The Germans give the world Naked German Bartenders.
Damn! They've given us so much.
Dave Barry's book-signing tour goes to Wisconsin, with predictable
Naked Wookies and broken R2-D2s. Tales from making the
'Star Wars' trilogy.
Autobiography triggers flood of memories for Bob Dylan.
The trailer for Eulogy: "When three generations of a
deliciously dysfunctional family gather to bury the family
patriarch, the beloved granddaughter of the deceased is given the
task of delivering the eulogy. In the days leading up to the
funeral, family secrets are revealed, old grudges resurface and
the household erupts with renewed vigor. A wickedly irreverent
comedy, Eulogy is ultimately a heartwarming portrait of a houseful
of misfits celebrating the strangest and most enduring bond of
all. Kate Collins (Zooey Deschanel), struggling through an awkward
first year at college, returns home upon the death of her
grandfather. At school, Kate might not fit in, but at home, she is
quickly surrounded by a disruptive group of people even weirder
than she is: her family. First, there's her father, Daniel (Hank
Azaria), once child star, now in 'adult' films. Then there's
tightly wound Aunt Lucy (Kelly Preston), who has waited till the
last minute to announce her wedding to life partner Judy (Famke
Janssen); and wildly inappropriate Uncle Skip (Ray Romano) with
his obnoxious twin boys. And last but not least, there's uptight
and pushy Aunt Alice (Debra Winger), whose brash approach to
marriage, motherhood and casseroles is unsettling to all
concerned. When her grandmother (Piper Laurie) entrusts her with
the task of delivering the eulogy at the funeral, Kate turns to
her relatives for help. She quickly comes to realize that her own
fond memories of Grandpa Collins (Rip Torn) are not shared by his
children, who can only remember a distant father who, when around,
could barely keep their names straight. As Kate struggles to find
the right words to commemorate the solemn occasion, the rest of
the family prepares for the event with its usual unruliness. In
between the raucous infighting and the hilarious backbiting,
family secrets are revealed and old wounds are "
A Romanian man says he has decided to sell his penis.
"A federal judge Friday struck down a 1994 law banning the sale of
bootleg recordings of live music, ruling the law unfairly grants
'seemingly perpetual protection' to the original performances. "
"German tennis legend Graf could not hide her delight after the
centre court for the German Open in Berlin was named after her "
The picture shows Steffi's famous "unhid delight" look.
The Magical World of Penis Unicorns.
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
Gwyneth Paltrow - in
Sylvia. It's a film
about Sylvia Plath, a semi-famous poetess with a history of mental
illness. Unfortunately, the movie was not able to quote from any of
her work, and offered no insight into her mental decline, which
didn't leave much except some good performances, and an emotional
pairing of a real life mother and daughter (Blythe Danner and
Gwyneth) as a movie mother and daughter.
At the time, I wrote:
"In other words, this is a film about
a mentally unhinged poet, yet it offers no insight into her mental
condition, and never uses her poems. Sylvia Plath without the poetry
and without some insight into her mental illness is about as
interesting as "Oklahoma!" without the songs."
Paltrow clip 1 (.avi zipped) (.wmv zipped).
Paltrow clip 2 (.avi zipped) (.wmv zipped).
This one is NOT from Shiloh
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:
"Total Recall 2070" tv series (1999-2000)
Another Showtime sci-fi series.
Only the two part pilot is available on DVD
although all 22 episodes are
available on bootleg VCD.
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 clips from the Ghost today. Zipped wmvs as always.
- Jenilee Harrison, the former beauty queen turned Rams cheerleader turned "Three's Company" star turned B-movie actress turned infomercial spokes person. Here she is topless in love scenes from two of her movies. Link #1 is from "Prime Target" (1991) and #2 is from "Fists of Iron" (1995).
- Jessica Paré, the busty young French Canadian actress topless in a scene from "En vacances" aka "Holiday" (2000).
- Kelly Macdonald, the cute, petite Scottish actress bares all 3 B's and gets it on with Obi-Wan in a scene from her first movie, "Trainspotting" (1996).
'Caps and comments by Dann:
"Norma Jean and Marilyn"
Well known and often-capped 1996 made-for-HBO movie shows the disturbing side of the life of Marilyn Monroe. In the process of focusing on the bad (drugs, abuse, mental breakdown, etc.), they may have forgotten about the good. No one can argue that she succeeded more on looks than acting talent, of which I personally think she had none, but Marilyn was still a huge star and icon, and this is still a very interesting movie.
The approach of using several actors for different ages of a part is not new (they used 4 for Marilyn), but using Ashley Judd for pre-plastic surgery Marilyn and Mira Sorvino for post-plastic surgery Marilyn was a little different, although the transition was not as seamless as they probably hoped. The movie holds your attention, but the history is pretty shaky in many places.
Not perfect, but this is still an entertaining, worth watching movie. It's been capped a ton, but with the recent release on DVD, look for a new flood. This is my version.
|Mr. Nude Celeb
Mr. Nude Celeb takes a look at "Swimming Pool". I think Scoop summed it up very well in his review when he said "It plays out like a slow, arty, Ingmar Bergman remake of Wild Things."
If that turns you off from the movie, then how about this...It's beautifully filmed and chock full of gorgeous nudity from Ludivine Sagnier and Charlotte Rampling!
- Ludivine Sagnier
- Charlotte Rampling
|DeadRed 'caps of both babes baring breasts and bums in scenes from the direct-to-vid sequel, "Species III". Natasha Henstridge does return as "Sil", but doesn't give up any goodies. Some folks may recognize Sunny Mabrey from the entertaining comedy "The New Guy". Currently she is filming the pseudo sequel to the Vin Diesel movie "xXx". The follow up is called "XXX: State of the Union" and stars Ice Cube instead of the Vin-man.
|LC 'caps of the former model showing toplessness and frontal views in scenes from the French movie "Anatomie de l'enfer" aka "Anatomy of Hell" (2004). This is the latest film by Catherine Breillat, the same writer/director who made the sexually explicit French film "Romance" (1999).
|Señor Skin 'caps of the former Heffer baring all in scenes from the low-budget creature flick, "Boa vs. Python".