|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
A History of Violence (1973):
The DVD screener for this is now
floating around the 'net, with the ID code blurred. I haven't watched the
movie yet, although I want to, but I thought it was worthwhile to waste no
time before looking at Maria Bello nekkid! Here's the clip (a zipped .wmv
which I actually converted from somebody else's .mpg because the aspect
ratio needed correcting).
and here are the 'caps...
Today we have 2 clips (1,
2) of Barbara Lerici in Sleepless aka. Non Ho Sonno (2001), one of Dario Argento's better efforts of the last years.
There is a thorough review by Scoop of this film in the Movie House and Tuna also presents his view. As I can agree with both,
there isn't much for me to add here except the following two things:
- The poor English dubbing problem doesn't arise when you watch the movie in its original Italian version with subtitles like I did.
- Dario Argento could have chosen a better looking woman than Barbara Lerici for the full frontal nude scene. It's not like there is a shortage of beautiful
women in Italy, is there?
That's all for now.
'Caps and comments by Hankster:
Today we go back with the Time Machine to the eighties for a "Babe in Bondage" scene from "Fair Game".
The lovely Cassandra Delaney, ex-wife of John Denver is tied to the front of a pick-up truck stripped and tormented by a nasty trio of baddies. In the end the "Damsel in Distress" gets her revenge.
First of from the Ghost today...a little bit o' Skinemax. Here is the very cute, blonde and surprisingly non-robo-hootered adult actress Monique Alexander doing the softcore thing during an episode of "Hotel Erotica".
Next up, from the "Classic Cleavage Collection". Here is Raquel Welch from back in her shirt busting prime. Scenes from "Lady in Cement" (1968) and "The Three Musketeers" (1973).
'Caps and comments by Dann:
High Tension is not just the title of this 2003 French horror/thriller; it's an apt description. This movie starts at 120 mph, and never slows down. Neither does the blood and gore.
Alex brings her friend Marie home from school for a weekend of seclusion at the family's country home. During the first night, a mysterious man in an old van invades the home, kills her parents and younger brother, and abducts Alex. Marie was able to hide and avoid detection, so now it's up to her to save Alex.
This thing is non-stop action and suspense, with a real surprise ending. The DVD has an English soundtrack so English-speakers won't have to worry about sub-titles, but this is an extremely bloody and gory movie, so those with a weak stomach should probably take a pass....which is too bad because this is a very cool flick.
Cecile De France & Maiwenn Le Besco
|In theaters now! Many thanks to LC for serving up this frontal nudity by Maria Bello in a scene from "A History of Violence".
|From Marvin, master of all things Scandinavian, here is Lone Gersel going topless and getting shaved down under in scenes from "I tyrens tegn" (1974)
|The Skin-man takes us back to 1990 to visit with a long forgotten genre...the mega-lo budget, sword and sorcery movie. Here are a couple of barely known babes that didn't do much else in their careers beyond gettin' nekkid for these scenes in "Time Barbarians" (1990).
For genre purists I will say that this is no Deathstalker, etc. The difference is that rather that a nerd being transported back in time to the days loincloths and sheep skins, in this one the muscled up sword toting hero is transported to Los Angeles...kinda like in "Beastmaster 2", only not as well done.
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.
Yankees come from behind; Mariano slams the door shut.
Welcome to the NFL, Mr. Smith:
Alex Smith vs the Colts: 9 for 23 for 74 yards, four interceptions.
Mayor Ray Nagin asks, "How do I ensure that New Orleans is not
overrun by Mexican workers?"
- My suggestion - make all the workers wear badges.
Film Jerk's Early Report for October 9
Two clips from The Legend of Zorro
The daughter of Cuba's revolutionary hero Che Guevara told AFP that
socialism is still possible in Latin America, and that leftist
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez inspires hope. Hope for a
bright future ... all the way to the year 1972.
GOD'S PHONE LOGS PROVE HE DID NOT SPEAK TO BUSH ... "Out of the
Loop" On Iraq, Almighty Says
Former Door Densmore slams the door on lucrative endorsements
Sunday baseball: Clemens came out of the pen to seal the lid on the
Braves in an 18 inning marathon.
- Turns out I was right and wrong - right to be worried about
Brandon Backe, who got lit up like the White House Christmas Tree,
but wrong to think it mattered. The remaining Astros showed why
they are the best pitching staff in the game. In the last ten
innings, the 'Stros relievers gave up no runs on four hits and
struck out 12.
- By the way, the rosters were so depleted that Clemens entered
the game as a pinch hitter - for the only time in his career.
Robby the Robot: "The True Hollywood Story of a Superstar's
Bill Maher's latest "New Rules"
"Some Rabbis Criticize New Madonna Song", while others, the tone
deaf ones, enjoyed the hell out of it.
Weekend Box Office Results, October 7-9, 2005. Not much change
from Friday's report.
- The chixploitation flick, In Her Shoes, disappointed.
- As I predicted Tuesday, the lowbrow comedy, Waiting ..., did
far better than expected.
- The film I never heard of, Gospel, totally kicked ass. It
averaged $8200 per screen compared to $4400 for the week's #1
film, Wallace and Gromit (which exceeded expectations, by the
- If I were a filmmaker and had no aspiration other than profit,
I'd be making a devout, inspiring prequel to The Passion of the
Christ. Call it The Birth of the Christ and open it on Christmas
- Oscar hopeful update: Clooney's Murrow movie raked in $38,000
per screen, but was only on 11 screens. Capote pulled in $17,000
per screen on 24 screens. They both made the top twenty!
- Overall, the week was down about 10% from last year, which had
the blockbusting Shark Tale at the top and a strong opening from
Friday Night Lights.
Oswalt baffled the Braves; the mighty Cardinals bade farewell to the
- By getting swept, the Padres finished the season with 82 wins
and 83 losses, making them the only losing team ever to play in
the post-season, and giving them a worse overall record than the
Washington Nationals, who finished LAST in the East.
No success at monster.com?
Al-Qaeda puts "help wanted" ads on the internet.
- Qualified applicants will be fluent in ululation and willing
to relocate to the afterlife.
- Benefits include major medical and dental, but no life
"Clinton Inducted Into Women's Hall of Fame"
- And some day Hillary hopes to join him.
- But he hopes she knocks first
Sing along with me ...
♬ Internet killed the cinema star. ♬
The philosophy of Team America
The Staten Island Boat Graveyard: Wrecks - Abandoned
Bill Gates Tries His Hand at Rap
- "Kanye West has had his credibility as a rap artist questioned
because of his clean upbringing, which is notable for its lack of
drug dealing, car jacking or other activities inspired by the
latest video games. Despite this, he has managed to achieve
recording success and Gates feels he can match that success."
Esquire has named Jessica Biel the sexiest woman alive. She
barely edged out Harriet Miers.
"We've gotten a variety of opinions about region controls. Even in
the Steering Committee, they are extremely unpopular; we decided to
not put them in. HD DVD probably won't contain any region playback
The British Library has placed 14 classic books online. This
includes Leonardo's notebook, a Koran, a Haggadah, and olden
treasures of art and science.
The United Nations to take over the internet?
- Politics and chauvinism aside, I have one good reason why this
should not happen. Scoop's Law. Here it is in a nutshell:
"Whosoever criminalizes the free expression of ideas must NOT be
placed in charge of a medium designed to promote the free
expression of ideas."
- The U.S. is the only major country which passes the litmus
test, maybe the only country period. The scaremongers have been
making arguments against giving control of the internet to Iran
and Zimbabwe. Forget those monsters. I would not trust free speech
in the hands of Germany, Canada, and the U.K! They have all
supported policies that declare their citizens free to say only
what the government allows them to say. Don't get me wrong. This
is not a chauvinism issue. I have lived in six different
countries, and worked in more than two dozen, and I think that
many countries are better than the United States in many ways, but
defending the right to freedom of speech is not one of them. When
governments ban "hate speech," it means that they assert a
fundamental principle: that governments have the right to restrict
free speech in some way. I don't know if that principle is good or
bad. Perhaps it is good that governments tell you what you cannot
say, although I tend to doubt it. I do know that the assertion of
governmental control over speech, whether good or bad in the
absolute, disqualifies the asserter from control of the internet.
- The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says, "Congress
shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech." NO law.
PERIOD. When the U.N. and its member countries adopt the
equivalent of America's First Amendment, they can be placed in
charge of free speech. And if America repeals or modifies the
First Amendment, then you can argue that control of the internet
should be taken away, and I will support you.
- That is all.
iowahawk's internet property has been eminent domained!
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