|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
Body Language (1995) is a "beautiful scheming woman dupes vulnerable
lawyer into murdering her husband" film. Does that sound a lot like an earlier
film? Well, I suppose that Body Heat may have provided some ... um ...
inspiration. This time Tom Berenger plays the lawyer, and Heidi Schanz is the
conniving wench. It was a quickie made by HBO films, and it's barely
watchable, even for genre buffs. It has some positives: the director
maintained tension throughout several key scenes, and there some decent
performances from Nancy Travis and Robert Patrick in secondary roles, but
there are too many countervailing weaknesses. There's not much atmosphere,
nothing really unexpected happens, the characters are generic, and there's no
humor. The greatest problem is that there's no sexual electricity between the
leads. Tom Berenger looked old, out of shape, and passionless, while Heidi
Schanz seemed completely miscast.
Schanz is tall and fairly pretty, but not exquisitely beautiful, and she
didn't have either the stunning body or the vulnerable sexiness required for
the role. Of course, a good actress like Gwyneth Paltrow might have been able
to overcome a thin body, small breasts, and a less-than-beautiful face to play
this role, but Heidi just didn't have enough acting ability to create a
convincing femme fatale from her unimposing physical appearance, and she
didn't have enough dancing ability to be a convincing stripper. She had a
decent B-list career going in the late 90s, with small parts in some big
films, and a lead in this small film. Then in 2001 she could do no better than
two unnamed characters (Stewardess, Model), and after that her IMDb credits
simply dried up altogether. A Google search doesn't turn up much info.
Whatever happened to her?
'Clips and comments by ICMS|
Today we cross the Channel into the 51st state, you know, the one where they
drive on the left, have their own currency and a monarch instead of a
governor as head of state.
- Anyway, in 1971's "Twins of Evil" a topless Madeleine Collinson
tries to sink her teeth into some poor guy, but you'll learn never to
underestimate the power of the cross.
- Barbara Windsor concludes this short contribution in a shy topless
appearance from "Carry On Girls" (1973).
Here is part 2 of Brainscan's homage to one of, if not the single most productive vidcapper ever...our very own Tuna. As he mentioned yesterday, these are a few edits covering the very wide range of Tuna's subject matter. Every thing from A-listers to Unknowns from obscure Troma movies.
|Juliette Alexander doing a little brass pole work in a scene from "My Best Friend's Wife" (2001).
|Italian mega-babe Monica Bellucci showing off her wonderful chest in scenes from "Malèna" (2000).
|70's porn legend Rene Bond bares all 3 B's in scenes from "Country Cuzzins". (1970).
|Rebekah Carlton, the Kiwi born/Aussie raised model-turned-actress topless in yet another lame installment to the never-ending Leprechaun series. Here she is in "Leprechaun 4: In Space" (1997).
|Valentina Forte showing off her bum (plus a little bit of breast exposure) in scenes from the Italian movie "Inferno in diretta" aka "Cut and Run" (1985).
|Zoe Gregory playing a topless dancer in scenes from the direct-to-vid movie "The Prophet's Game" (1999), starring Dennis Hopper.
|Former Heffer-o-the-year (1998) Karen McDougal. Here she is baring breasts and bum in scenes from the very lame 2001 'remake' of the 1974 Pam Grier movie "The Arena".
|Kristin Minter topless in the decent direct-to-vid flick "Tick Tock" (2000).
|The multi-Oscar nominated Julianne Moore topless in "The End of the Affair" (1999).
|Lisa Rae Moore showing off a very nice chest in scenes from her one and only film, "Teenage Catgirls in Heat" (1997).
|From the 1999 Spanish movie "Cuarteto de La Habana", here is Laura Ramos going topless.
|Here is busty B-favorite Peggy Trentini topless in a shower scene from "Thy Neighbor's Wife" aka "Poison" (2001).
|Another long-time B-favorite, Kari Wuhrer showing a brief bit of breast in more scenes from "Poison".
Today from the Ghost...Skinemax legend and former Pet Shauna O'Brien (pre-implants). Here she is baring all in a few scenes from an episode of the late night series "Beverly Hills Bordello." Also along for the ride is "Red Shoe Diaries" and "Emmanuell in Space" co-star Angela Cornell.
'Caps and comments by Hankster:
Today we finally come to the end for "Lust Connection". And it's all Avy Scott and her luscious melons as she gives our super stud a real workout. I think hers was the most convincing performance.
'Caps and comments by Dann:
Late to the party again, now that the feeding frenzy over Christina Ricci's nude scene in Prozac Nation is over, here's my version. You may be surprised to learn there were actually about 97 minutes of film besides the nude scene in this 2001 drama, and they were pretty good also.
After attending Harvard in the mid 80's to be a journalist, struggling with personal problem including depression, and getting by mostly with the help of Prozac, Elizabeth Wurtzel wrote a novel based on her experiences. It was widely acclaimed and won awards, and the movie was adapted from the book. It was not released in the U.S. until 2005 when it debuted on the Starz! cable network, and then was released on DVD. This may be at least partly because author Wurtzel called the movie "horrible", and also because she was credited with some comments about 9/11 that some people considered offensive, a real no-no in the ultra-politically correct 21st century.
All this is sad, because I personally found the movie very good. These types of stories are very difficult to turn into an interesting movie, but the filmmakers succeeded admirably, and the outstanding acting by Christina Ricci and the rest of the cast made it even better. My suggestion: see the other 97 minutes.
|Another look at Anne Hathaway's long awaited first topless scene! Here she is in "Havoc" (2005). Currently the DVD is set to be released on November 29.
|Before she became "J-Lo", she was just another actress playing the "love interest" opposite much bigger stars. Here is Jennifer Lopez topless in a love scene with Wesley Snipes from "Money Train" (1995).
Here 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.
Kate Moss - doing lines of coke (video)
"Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning" is now available from its creators
as a free download.
- "The first Finnish full-length scifi parody is made from
astounding special effects, action and loads of dark humour. It
is the product of a core group of five Finns and many people
who've helped us during the seven years it has been in the
British tourists warned that Florida locals could shoot them.
- "Damn, Rufus. I told you it was dumb to tell everyone about
those new hunting seasons on gators and Brits. Shoulda done it
Daily Box Office - Friday, September 30, 2005 - Some New Films
- Serenity was predicted to win the weekend, but on Friday it
could not unseat last week's winner, Flightplan.
- Into the Blue was expected to compete for the #1 spot, but
on Friday it did less than A History of Violence
- A History of Violence was the winner for the day. It was on
1300 screens, a small number by the standard of wide releases,
but finished fourth overall, and first in the "average per
screen" category. The reviews for this film were generally
- "The Greatest Game Ever Played" performed about as expected,
finishing eighth on 1000 screens
"WILDFIRES FORCE BRITNEY OUT OF HOME " ... and even Federline
is considering getting out of bed. But only because he has run out
of Marlboros and needs to run to 7-Eleven. Boy where is FEMA when
we really need them to protect our most precious natural resource
Muslims win ban on Winnie the Pooh and Piglet!
The Top 11 Fictional Bands. I preferred Eddie and the Cruisers
to some of their choices.
Welcome to the killing fields cafe...
- "A new Cambodian cafe is offering diners a slice of life
under the Khmer Rouge, with a menu featuring rice-water and
leaves, and waitresses dressed in the black fatigues worn by Pol
Pot's ultra-Maoist guerrillas. Newly opened across the road from
Phnom Penh's notorious Tuol Sleng 'S-21' Khmer Rouge
interrogation and torture center, the cafe is meant to remind
Cambodians of the 1975-1979 genocide in which an estimated 1.7
million people died."
- Because if mass extermination won't whet your appetite, what
- Their top menu item: "Duck L'Orange Agent"
- I think they should convert the whole neighborhood to the
whole genocide theme: name the hospital after Dr. Mengele, open
a "Japanese Comfort Woman" bordello, and I don't even want to
think about the lamp store.
Funny and tasteless -- my kind of entertainment ...
The new film "Waiting" offers you a new breakroom poster.
The Smoking Gun: Florida's Felonious Fogeys
Government Study: Poor Blacks Attract Hurricanes
National Geographic has a live webcam on a popular African
watering hole, and you can see some pretty lively stuff there.
SATAN'S SUPERMODELS. Cover girls sell their souls to Satan,
- "Before they sold their souls to Satan, most of these women
had faces that would stop a clock -- you'd be stunned at what
plain Janes they were," claims Harold Iggleton, author of the
upcoming book, Satan's Supermodels: The Untold Story of
Devil-Worship in the Fashion Industry.
- I would definitely read that if it really existed!
"Hairy crabs seen as posing health risk" ... Ed Asner is
especially contagious. (You have to see the picture accompanying
Conan looks at local TV political ads for the "Too Much
Three gazillion clips from In Her Shoes, the latest starring
vehicle for Cameron Diaz.
Two clips from Nic Cage's latest, The Weather Man
The trailers and three clips from Three... Extremes , a horror
anthology from three different Asian directors.
The trailer for Running Scared
- "Paul Walker ('The Fast and the Furious') stars in the
fast-paced crime drama 'Running Scared' from critically
acclaimed director Wayne Kramer ('The Cooler'). Walker plays a
low-level mobster who, in order to save his family, must recover
a gun used in a mob hit before it's found by his bosses or the
The trailer for Alpha Dog, a new Nick Cassavetes film based on
the life of Jesse James Hollywood, a drug dealer who became one of
the youngest men ever to be on the FBI's most wanted list. It
stars Emile Hirsch and also features Justin Timberlake, Bruce
Willis, and Sharon Stone. (NOTE: click on the Cyrillic writing to
the right of the Windows symbol and to the left of "22.3")
WTF is wrong with Mindy McCready?
Workaholic Renee Zellweger eyes horror flick after Beatrix Potter
Did you see the revised trailer for The Shining? Great stuff.
From the same guy ...
Here's another of those crazy trailers - West Side Story.
Steve-O of Jackass is so sloshed he doesn't know he's on Adam
Corolla's Show. Adam thought it would be funny to let Steve
have a few drinks in the Green Room. Steve may have had a few
dozen too many.
2005 NFL Cheerleading Tour Day 16 : Jacksonville Jaguars
We return to my new home state of Florida with a stop in
Jacksonville. The franchise came into the league in 1995 with
the Carolina Panthers. They, as well as their expansion
brethren, shocked the league by making it all the way to the
conference title game the following season. The Jags made it
back to the title game in 1999, only to lose to the Tennessee
Titans. This was only their third loss of the season, and
ironically all defeats came at the hands of Tennessee.
Jacksonville slipped into a bit of a slump after that, but has
come back strong. The are considered as one of the up-and-coming
teams in the NFL under-second year coach Jack Del Rio.
The Jacksonville Roar have been roaming the sidelines since
1995, and have upheld Florida's fine reputation for being the
home of beautiful women. This squad has no shortage of heart
stoppers. The web site for
the Roar is short and sweet. The sweet stuff is highlighted
multimedia section with video bios and clips from the
swimsuit calendar. Some photos from the 2005 auditions can be
found if you are willing to look for it. But sadly, that is
about it. Hopefully we can see more from this crew in years to
come. The girls and their uniforms are nice, but the lack of
content of the web site brings the ranking down. I hate to tell
Taekwondo Instructor Aubrey that the Roar only scores in the
middle of the pack.
Rating 7.0 out of 10.
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