Wild Roomies (2004) is a trite comedy about a born loser, A. J. Buckley. He is working at Binkos copy store, and comes home to find his girlfriend, Miranda Bailey, in bed with his roommate. He swears never to have another roommate. Cut to several months in the future. He is living with a new girlfriend, and dreaming of making it rich with an invention or by writing, and is fired from Binkos by a kid much younger. Then, he gets word that his uncle has died, and the two head to California.
They find that his uncle has willed them a nice car and a huge mansion, but all of his money went to his favorite stripper. They only way they can keep the mansion is to take in roommates, as there is still a few months on the mortgage. She rents to a boy toy based on his looks and charm, and he rents to a sexy blonde for about the same reason. The roommates fight constantly, the boy toy parades a series of bimbos through the house, and the couple's relationship is threatened by jealously.
We see breasts from Crystal Lett, Miranda Bailey and Tricia A. Cruz, all in short parts. IMDb readers have this at 4.3 of 10. The comments at IMDb are very negative, and the ending seems to have irritated everyone the most. Most who wrote claimed that they characters were not sympathetic, but I submit that the ending would not have been as galling if they weren't involved with the characters. There is nothing wrong technically with this film, but comedies need to be funny, and something that people can relate to. While there were some smiles, there was not a real laugh out loud moment i the entire film. This is a D. Not badly made so much as badly conceived.
Tricia A. Cruz
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
The Seventh Sign (1988):
The Seventh Sign is one of those "end of the world"
movies filled with a hodge-podge of myth, fiction, mumbo-jumbo, and
biblical literalism. What do you call movies in this genre?
Theological thrillers? Occult mysteries?
The signs from the Book of Revelation have started to
occur one by one, and the impossible is happening throughout the
world. The rivers are turning crimson with blood, the desert is
covered with ice in the very spot where Sodom once stood, birds sing
out of tune, rain clouds hide the moon, movie reviewers quote Bobby
Rydell songs, and Gigli
has been re-released to glowing reviews and record box office
receipts. The final sign of the Apocalypse will occur when a baby is
born with no soul. Demi Moore is carrying that baby. She's kinda
disappointed about that whole end of days thing because she is
really counting on the future. In fact she's having that baby in
1988 specifically so she will have a playmate for Ashton Kutcher in
The soulless baby birth and end of the world event
will happen on February 29th because, you know, God really cares about the
technical calendar peculiarities of one group of people on one tiny
planet in the middle of the vast universe.
But there is a catch. Like all women in supernatural
stories, Demi has lived many lives in the past. In one of those
lives, she was in the court of Pontius Pilate, and was offered a
chance to die in place of Christ. She declined. Now she has a second
chance. If she is willing to die in childbirth so that her baby
might live, the baby gets a soul, and mankind gets off the hook
That's a pretty generous deal from God, and one that
will force Him to create a second apocalypse at some time in the
future, using the same old signs, in order that the prophecies may
eventually be fulfilled. There is just nothing more bothersome than
a Judgment Day with a false start. For one thing, who's going to
believe Him next time if he says, "just kidding" this time?
There are some other forces at play in the plot, because - well,
because they had to pad this sucker out to feature length. There is
one of Pontius Pilate's soldiers, who is still alive and cursed to wander
the earth for all eternity, so he would kinda like that Judgment Day
to hurry up a bit. And then there is a retarded kid who is about to
be executed for killing his abusive parents because God told him to.
Finally there is an angel who is watching over Demi. This part is
played by Jurgen Prochnow. Talk about "signs"! That was a bad one
for the movie. As I have written elsewhere, Prochnow's picture on a
DVD box has precisely the same meaning as a cow skull next to a
I honestly can't give you a single reason to
watch this movie. When it isn't relying on cheesy faux-apocalyptic
nonsense to pad out the running time, it plays out like like a
Sunday morning religious TV drama about the power of faith. (Demi was
not a religious person when the film began, and she saved the world
by finding faith in Jesus!)
The Fearless Vampire
I reacted to The Fearless Vampire Killers about the same way that I
did to Ace Ventura, Pet Detective. For the first half hour, I found
myself thinking "geez, this is dumb. It's just unsophisticated,
slapstick, Catskills-style comedy performed in dime-store Halloween
costumes. It's the same humor as Gilligan's Island". As the film
progressed, however, I found the film ever more dumb until it broke
through my barriers and I started smiling at the sheer exhuberant
stupidity of it. After a while, I was actually laughing out loud in
a couple of places. Yes, the humor is sophomoric, but it's winning -
in a way.
In some ways it's a great shame that
Roman Polanski didn't become a director of comedies. Of course, we
would have lost all of his dark masterpieces like Chinatown and The
Pianist, but Polanski showed some signs in this film that he might
have been the greatest director ever to create comedies. He
obviously has great comic timing, as he demonstrated in his writing
and direction as well as in his starring performance in this crazy
parody of the Dracula/Von Helsing battles. And he is Roman Polanski.
He has an outstanding eye for set design, editing, and scene
composition. Therefore, he might have become the greatest director
of the four decades to dedicate himself to comedies.
Think about the direction in comedy
films since the 60s. Terry Gilliam's direction kept getting better
and better and Woody Allen became a good director, but Mel Brooks
was just serviceable, a bit above the TV sitcom level, and Kevin
Smith barely knows how to remove the lens cap. Imagine if someone
with the filmmaking sense of Tarkovsky had the humor of Mel Brooks.
Could those characteristics co-exist, possibly even blend amicably
into something truly wonderful? I guess we are not destined to find
out. This film wasn't anywhere near the "wonderful" stage, but it
did occasionally show the possibilities inherent in Polanski's
unique combination of talents. The comic potential in his talent was
never developed. Well, I guess you don't need me to tell you that
Polanski did not go on to become the Shakespeare of wacky pratfalls.
In 1969, his beautiful, sweet, adoring,
pregnant wife was brutally murdered by the so-called "Manson family"
during a deranged orgy of violence which may be the most famous
murder case of the 20th century. Polanski's wife was Sharon Tate,
the model and actress who was also his co-star in this film. Many
people have speculated that Sharon's murder changed Polanski so
profoundly that he could never again find the light side of his
nature, driving him ever deeper into the darkest aspects of his
personality. I don't know if any of that is true, although it seems
to make perfect sense, but I do know that he never made another film
with the warmth and humor and sweetness he exhibited here.
- Sharon Tate in the movie (1,
- A couple of small sample images of Sharon Tate, just for
Six new clips from the thoughtful road picture, Sideways.
The stamp boys have gone all postal over stamps.com.
The do-it-yourself stamp program has been suspended, will be
re-evaluated. I think they have to find out a way to keep this
program going. It has been a phenomenal success, and is about the
best marketing idea in the past two decades. They just need to
find some way to censor the craziness.
Dollywood's largest attractions to be scaled down.
(reduction surgery on her famed Jumbo Jacks)
The first page of the original draft of the Republic of Texas
Constitution is on display - after spending years in a box labeled
"miscellaneous 19th-century papers."
The King is back!! Captain Kirk has finally delivered his
long-awaited recording masterpiece.
Hear William Shatner's sensational version of 'Common People'
Pancho's is long gone from the desert, but Gordo finally gets his
picture up on the wall of Virtual Pancho's. He was 77
when he passed.
Nixon portraits not welcome in Norwegian parliament.
You think they would have kept up the one of Nixon bowling with
the red ball. (Featured in The Big Lebowski.)
ELECTION CLONE'O'MATIC: Mix and match the DNA of the Presidential
and VP candidates.
An interview with method actor Christian Bale
This is a very cool picture. (And very naughty)
Supreme Court hangs up on telemarketers
URL says it all: SatanForBush.com. This is actually
- The Smoking Gun:
Kobe Police File Released : "Memos detail accuser's
story, Shaq slur, and a soiled t-shirt "
The trailer and a clip from Vera Drake: "London, 1950 -
Vera Drake lives in a small flat with her husband Stan, and their
grown-up son and daughter, Sid and Ethel. The family is not rich,
but their combined incomes make for a reasonable life. Vera is a
cleaner, Stan a mechanic in his brother Frank's garage, and Ethel
works in a light-bulb factory. Sid is an apprentice tailor. The
Drakes have something money can't buy: they are a genuinely happy
Four clips and two interviews from the creepy thriller, Saw.
Current Electoral Vote Predictor 2004: Bush 295, Kerry 243..
Changes: New Mexico is back in the Kerry column, but Bush picks up
New Hampshire, temporarily breaking Kerry's stranglehold on the
Northeast. (Bush is ahead by one point there. He barely won New
Hampshire in 2000 as well.)
A featurette for A Love Song for Bobby Long : Southern
Gothic drama. "Set in a forgotten section of New Orleans, Purslane
Hominy Will (Scarlett Johansson), a jaded teenage loner, returns
to the city of her childhood upon hearing of her mother's death.
Expecting to find her mother's house abandoned, Pursy is instead
shocked to discover that it is inhabited by two men whose lives
took a wrong turn years before. Friends of her mother's, Bobby
Long (Vinny Barbarino), a former literature professor, and his
protege/biographer have been firmly rooted in the dilapidated
house for years with no intention of leaving. When all three stand
their ground, they are forced to try to live together, setting the
stage for the story of three people and their unlikely home. As
time passes, Bobby, Lawson and Pursy are surprised by the secrets
they discover about themselves and their histories, revealing the
seemingly small choices that have inextricably intertwined their
The trailer for Five Children and It. The brilliant
Kenneth Branagh seems to be kind of down on his luck lately,
reduced to co-starring in a kiddie flick with a goofy-looking
muppet from Jim Henson's Creature Shop. BBC said, "The sole bright
spot on a lacklustre canvas is comedian Eddie Izzard, whose
semi-improvised contributions as 'It', the film's 8000-year-old,
wish-granting fairy, recall the inspired lunacy of Robin Williams'
genie in Aladdin."
The trailer for Brothers
- "Michael has everything under control: a successful military
career, a beautiful wife (Connie Nielsen) and two daughters. His
younger brother Jannik is a drifter, living on the edge of the
law. When Michael is sent to Afghanistan on a UN mission the
balance between the two brothers changes forever. Michael is
missing in action - presumed dead - and Sarah is comforted by
Jannik, who against all odds shows himself capable of taking
responsibility for both himself and the family. It soon becomes
clear that their feelings have developed beyond mutual sympathy.
When Michael comes home, traumatized by being held prisoner in
the mountains of Afghanistan, nothing is the same..."
- TRIVIA FROM IMDb: This is the first time Connie Nielsen has
acted in Danish in many years. Nielsen has been living in the
USA, and doesn't ever speak Danish in her everyday life.
Director Susanne Bier thought Nielsen's accent was more Swedish
than Danish and made her take Danish lessons, but the result of
the lessons turned out to be pretty good (though still with a
Actress Janet Leigh has died at the age of 77, presumably not from
multiple stab wounds incurred while showering.. She is
survived by her daughters, actresses Jamie Lee Curtis and Kelly
Two American researchers, Richard Axel and Linda B. Buck, were
awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for pioneering work on the
sense of smell.
A funny parody of the Nigerian Scam e-mails
- Yesterday we had a free gallery of the 1999 Playmate of the
Year. Today it is 2001.
Brande Roderick Playmate Gallery - Courtesy of PlayboyPlus.com!
Four short videos from Playboy's Beach Babes!
Roger Ebert reviews "Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry"
Star Magazine exclaims: "PARIS HILTON WANTS NEW BOOBS!"
Incredible pic from the Astronomy Picture of the Day: Cloud
Sculpting Star Cluster
Weekly World News: "LAURA BUSH: 'WHY I'M VOTING FOR JOHN KERRY'"
- "I'M VOTING for John Kerry for President because sooner or
later, when it becomes politically expedient, he shares my views
on everything. He's not hard-headed like my husband.
- "And he's not always saying, 'I answer to a Higher Power! It
is the Lord's will!' when I fuss at him for forgetting to put
the toilet seat down."
Virgin Atlantic Offers Upper Class Passengers Double Beds Onboard.
When I used to fly first class a lot, I always chose my airline
based on two things (1) the number and quality of movies available
in the personal entertainment system (2) the amount of contact
allowed with the lapdancers in the champagne room.
Kerry Pulls Even With Bush at 49%-49%. I guess
Newsweek's poll wasn't as bad as suspected, because Gallup
produced similar results. Gallup says, "There is little question
that Thursday night's presidential debate has made a significant
difference in the presidential race." Bush's lead of eight points
on September 24 has now dissipated into a dead heat. The sampling
error is plus or minus three at 95% confidence.
Fox News apologizes for Cameron's crazy fabricated Kerry quotes
about manicures. :
- "It was a poor attempt at humor", said Murdoch's designated
- The Guardian article continues (immediately slipping from
reporting into editorializing), "The "metrosexual" story taps
into a persistent theme underlying the election race, in which
the Republican party and its supporters in the media have sought
to make a campaign issue of the candidates' perceived
masculinity. At the party's convention in New York last month,
California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger called Mr Kerry's
advisors "economic girlie-men".
- If that is true, why are the Republicans pussy-footing
around? Are we to believe that they aren't even any good at
dirty campaigning? Ol' LBJ at least had some balls. He would
simply have said that Kerry was a homosexual (LBJ would have
pronounced that word "homersexshill") and that his wife was
obviously a fag-hag providing him with a convenient beard.
Except Lyndon would have used much more colorful terminology.
Lyndon's general theory, as applied to this case, could be
summed up as follows- "I don't care if Kerry smokes the sausage
or not. I just wanna hear the sumbitch call a press conference
to deny it!"
Which will keep you drier, running through the rain or walking?
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
The Hays Code, Hollywood's self-censorship system,
was adopted in 1930, but did not really have absolute hegemony over
all the studios until 1934, when the Catholic Legion of Decency was
formed. Nudity disappeared completely from Hollywood in 1935, not to
re-emerge until the mid 60s.
A few naughty scenes did snuck past the gatekeepers
in the early 30s. In addition to Loy's bath in The Barbarian (1933),
there were the notorious Fay Wray scenes in King Kong (1933),
Claudette Colbert's breasts in The Sign of the Cross (1932), full
frontal and rear underwater nudity from Maureen O'Sullivan's body
double in Tarzan and his Mate (1934), and Hedy Lamarr's frontal nude
scenes and breast close-ups in the Czech-made Ecstasy (1932).
There really isn't any nudity to speak of in this
clip. Hollywood's nudity hiatus lasted until 1966, when the Hays
Code was officially dropped and replaced by the first version of the
MPAA rating system. Ignoring accidental glimpses and teases, I can
think of only one example of real nudity among major releases from
the early 60s: The Pawnbroker, which was condemned by the Catholic
Legion of Decency.
Marilyn Monroe filmed a nude scene for Something's
Gotta Give, which would have come out somewhere in the 62-64 time
period ,but that film was never completed.
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 Brainscan:
This is the last batch of caps I have from the H2OOOOH
disk. It's nothing but a bunch of oft-topless,
sometimes nekkid beautiful gals posing. Nothing else. Sorry.
How long each is given to strut her stuff can range
from a couple of minutes to several. Tis long enough
to do a thorough job, not so long as to bore one into
hitting the FF button. Lots of slow pans, too, which
allowed your friendly capper to put together some real
The featured players for the day are:
Amy Miller, frequent Hefmag model, taking a shower
with Roxanne Galla, frequent Hefmate model. How
frequent? Or should I ask, what's the frequency?
Maybe Dan Rather knows.
- Amy Miller and Roxanne Galla
Cherie Roberts, tiny gal with exotic features. A full-frontal extravaganza.
Crystal Beddows, topless in a partially retracted ski
suit. Crystal has the kind of build women pay good
money for... as we shall see in a second. When I
capped these I was thinking how odd it was that all
the other women posed in water but here Crystal was
with no water in sight. Not a bit. Only her and some
trees... and snow. Doh!
- Crystal Beddows
Jamie Palazzolo, with another kind of natural build
women pay good money for. Topless, with a small
amount of furry bits showing.
- Jamie Palazzolo
Jennifer Korbin, topless in 2 an 4, full-frontal in 1
and 3. Number 3 is one of the montage things I was
- Jennifer Korbin
Katia Corriveau. Absolutely fabulous woman. Spectacular face, spectacular form. F...ing flawless.
- Katia Corriveau
Natasha Yi. Asian version of Katia. Wish her segment
had been way longer.
Rebecca Switzer. Robohooter alert from a segment in
which the cameraman could not find the focus button.
Roxanne Galla, topless with rose petals in the tub.
Okay, so that good money I going on about earlier? It
was Roxanne who spent it. Compare her face and chest
in the Amy Miller caps with these. Looks like a
flight of bubble bees stung her lips after the former
and before the latter; and it seems she got ahold of
one of those Japanese phones with the augmenting ring
- Roxanne Galla
Shamron Moore in a triple-B portfolio. Shamron was
one of the Hefmag's cyber girls of the week or
month... sorta like being the digital Hefmate.
Shamron should have gone to Roxanne's surgeon.
Shayna Lee, giving up frontal stuff, including a peak
at the nether regions.
Teresa Politi, who looks a lot like Teresa Langley aka
Corey Lane... so much so, I'm betting it's her.
Teresa starts out with a very wet shirt (collage 1)
but winds up taking it off, mostly.
Actually....I just Googled Teresa Politi and sho' 'nuff she is
Teresa Langley, aka Corey Lane. And she thought we'd
never find out. Ha!
- Teresa Politi, aka Teresa Langley aka Corey Lane
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 from the Ghost...a few odds n' ends in video clip form.
- Angie Dickinson zipped .wmvs from the 1974 classic "Big Bad Mama". She's toples in both with brief full frontal nudity in #1.
- Debbie Rochon. Here is the Canadian born B-movie babe topless in a scene from "Dead & Rotting" (2002). (zipped .wmv)
- Elisabeth Shue, topless in a scene from 1998's "Cousin Bette". (zipped .wmv)
'Caps and comments by Dann:
Beautiful, artful photography doesn't save this 2004 movie because they left out something: a story. For most of the movie, we see the key players wondering around the desert looking for photo shoot locations, fightling like hell in spurts, and making love. While the photography is awesome, it's also plain damn boring except for a few violent love-making scenes, and even these aren't all that great, although a couple were pretty explicit.
This film is billed as a horror film, and the horror is what suddenly happens during the last twenty minutes. Even this made no real sense, but the gruesome ending was probably the best way to end a really bad movie.
Have your fast forward button ready, and perhaps you can come up with about 10 minutes of movie worth watching. The real horror here is that they made this movie at all.
Lara Flynn Boyle
|Vejitta 'caps featuring scenes from the movie "Speaking of Sex". The 2001 moive from "Wild Things" director John McNaughton. Boyle is briefly topless during a sex scene, and Walters bares her bum in #1 and shows brief breast views in links 3 and 4.
|Julie K. Smith
|DeVo 'caps of the former Pet (February '93) topless and showing bikini and thong views in scenes from the Andy Sidaris movie "Day of the Warrior" aka "L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies: Day of the Warrior" (1996).
|Señor Skin 'caps of the Kiwi born babe. She began her career as a model in Australia at age 9, then grew up and moved to the small screen in the early 90's with "Wet and Wild Summer!" (1992) and as recurring character for 5 episodes of "Baywatch". Here she is topless in scenes from the direct-to-vid movie "Leprechaun 4: In Space" (1996).
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
BILLY JOEL MARRIES CHICKLET
Only The Bad Die Old - Saturday on Long Island, in front of 100 celebrity
guests including Donald Trump, Billy Joel, 55, married his fiancee Kate
Lee. Lee, 22, is only four years older than Joel's daughter, who served as
maid of honor.
The most touching part: he loves her just the way she is.
Donald Trump asked why he was tying himself down to someone so old.
HILLARY CLINTON ACTION FIGURE
White, With The Presidential Seal On It - Herobuilders.com, which sells
action figures of everyone from Jesus to Osama bin Laden to Bush and Kerry,
is taking preorders for the first Hillary Clinton action figure. It's
$19.95, and she comes dressed in a navy blue pants suit, light blue blouse
and lily white underwear.
Boxers or briefs?
A miniature firm-control panty-girdle.
Poor Hillary is the only action figure that never gets any action.
The Bill Clinton action figure says that the Hillary action figure's
underwear is non-removable.
NEW CROTCH ENHANCEMENT FOR MEN
AKA "The Al Gore" - For years, women have fooled men with padded bras, and
now, it's the man's turn. A Russian company is selling a polyvinyl insert
called "The Bulge" that fits into the front of a man's underwear to make
him look more generously endowed. To make it more convenient for lazy men,
it's machine washable, and it will keep its form even if you wear it 24
hours a day.
Isn't the whole point of wearing it so that you DON'T keep your shorts
on 24 hours a day?
Any women you meet will be very disappointed, unless they can actually
have sex with it.
One tip: be sure to wear it in the FRONT of your underwear.