"Wild Roomies"

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.

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  • Crystal Lett (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Miranda Bailey (1, 2)
  • Tricia A. Cruz (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

  • 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 2004.

    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 scot-free.

    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 water hole.

    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!)

    • Demi Moore (1, 2)


    The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967):

    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.

    What happened?

    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, 2)
    • A couple of small sample images of Sharon Tate, just for reference. (1, 2)


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    • The yellow asterisks indicate that I wrote the review, and am deluded into thinking it includes humor.
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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.




    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:

    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. http://www.headbands.com/gspot/ 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 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 montages.

    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 (1, 2)

    Cherie Roberts, tiny gal with exotic features. A full-frontal extravaganza.

    • Cherie Roberts (1, 2)

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

    Jamie Palazzolo, with another kind of natural build women pay good money for. Topless, with a small amount of furry bits showing.

    • Jamie Palazzolo (1, 2, 3)

    Jennifer Korbin, topless in 2 an 4, full-frontal in 1 and 3. Number 3 is one of the montage things I was talking about.

    • Jennifer Korbin (1, 2, 3, 4)

    Katia Corriveau. Absolutely fabulous woman. Spectacular face, spectacular form. F...ing flawless.

    • Katia Corriveau (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

    Natasha Yi. Asian version of Katia. Wish her segment had been way longer.

    • Natasha Yi (1, 2)

    Rebecca Switzer. Robohooter alert from a segment in which the cameraman could not find the focus button.

    • Rebecca Switzer (1, 2)

    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 tone.

    • Roxanne Galla (1, 2, 3, 4)

    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.

    • Shamron Moore (1, 2, 3)

    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 (1, 2, 3)

    Crimson Ghost
    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. (1, 2)

    • 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:

    "Twentynine Palms"
    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
    Melora Walters
    (1, 2, 3, 4)

    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
    (1, 2, 3)

    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).

    Rebekah Carlton
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

    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...

    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.

    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.

    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.