"He Knows You're Alone"
He Knows You're Alone (1980) is a first effort from Armand Mastroianni. It also marked the film debut of Tom Hanks in a minor role. The already small budget was cut in half, and they decided to make it anyway. It was shot entirely on Staten Island using free locations. It is about a serial killer who specializes in young brides to be, who is stalking Caitlin O'Heaney. Hot on his trail is a police detective whose own bride was killed by the same killer. Most of the gore was implied rather than shown, and it was scripted with no nudity at all. The producers insisted on a nude scene, so they used Elizabeth Kemp's breasts in a shower scene.
It was made as an indie, but picked up instantly by MGM. It is sitting at 3.7 of 10 at the moment. It was one of a glut of slasher films spawned by Halloween and Friday the 13th, and did fine at the box office. It wasn't possible for me to get sucked into the film, as O'Heaney never had one hair out of place through the entire film. It just wasn't credible to me that someone terrified and being chased through dirty corridors would look like she just left the beauty shop after a make-over. The film does look much better than I would expect given the budget, and the DVD includes a commentary with the writer and the producer. This is a C, a competent slasher film.
"Friday the 13 Part 6: Jason Lives"
Friday the 13 Part 6: Jason Lives (1986) is far from a typical Friday the 13th film, in that it has absolutely no nudity, but does accomplish several things for the franchise. Most importantly, it brings Jason back from the grave. Tommy Jarvis, the kid from number 4/troubled teen from 5, digs him up to cremate him, stabs the rotting corpse with a wrought iron pole, and lightning strikes the pole, reanimating Jason. This gives us our antagonist back, and a misunderstood protagonist, paving the way for many more sequels.
The lake has been renamed, and everything looks different, so the set doesn't have to match the first 4 films. Jarvis also gains a love interest in Megan Garris. Jason is down but not out at the end of the film. For the first time, the camp is full of kids. IMdb readers have this at 4.5 of 10, and it earned $19.5M against a budget of only $6.75M. Series fans consider this one of the better in the series. The acting is different, the story reasonably complex for the genre, and the pace is not bad. The body count is still there, but they do not dwell as much on the gore effects. This is a C.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
- Charlie's French Cinema Nudity site is updated.
Prozac Nation (2001):
Miramax still has
official site online. It proudly announces that it will be
coming to a theater near you in the Fall of 2003. This film has
still never been released in the USA, either in theaters or on
video. In fact, I think it is only available on DVD in Finland and
- An upgrade of the images of Christina Ricci (1,
Dali-Disney film gets New York premiere. The six minute
short "Destino," a collaboration between Salvador Dali and Walt
Disney, was begun in 1946, completed in 2003 by Roy Disney (Walt's
Pierre Salinger, who served as President John F. Kennedy's press
secretary and later had a long career with ABC News, has died at
Similar to the other two electoral counters, RCP calls it 264-237
in favor of Bush, with 36 undecided. Yes, I know that
only adds up to 537. The other vote is Maine's second
congressional district - which is also undecided at the minute.
Maine does not a have a winner-take-all system. This predictor
calls Florida for Bush, but places Ohio in the undecided camp
(where it definitely seems to belong - Ohio could be the Florida
of this election, and I expect that both camps are busy getting
out the vote there).
The five most recent national polls show Bush leading by a margin
ranging from one point to six, averaging three and a half.
Friday Box Office - Shark Tale holds on to the top spot for the
third week in a row, mainly because of its presence on a gazillion
screens. Team America and Shall We Dance open so-so,
but, amazingly, the tepid Shall We Dance was the week's champ in
revenues per screen!
Police 'closing in' on Scream robbers. "Norwegian
police said on Friday they were closing in on gunmen who stole
Edvard Munch's masterpiece 'The Scream' from an Oslo museum almost
two months ago."
Mudville Magazine: Baseball In The October Country
Linguistic atlas of the World
- Oh, that silver-tongued Dubya!!
Talk about a Freudian slip. President Bush tells a crowd: "'I made
it very plain. We will not have an all-volunteer army.'"
Does it count as the truth if you tell it accidentally?
Apprentice star Donald Trump gets 'roasted' by the Friars.
A look back at the Daily Show's Halloween tips from a previous
Latest Newsweek poll: Bush 48-46-1.
Offensive flier creates a ruckus in West Tennessee statehouse race:
"Voting for Bush is like running in the Special Olympics. Even if
you win, you're still retarded."
- Useful reference:
the real names of hip hop and r&b artists . Percy
Miller??? Percy Miller?
The scoopy.com review of Team America: World Police. If only
Oscars could go to the guys who really deserve them!
JoBlo.com's Hottie Update!
Four free short videos from Playboy's Twins & Sisters!
Playmate Gallery - Karen McDougal, Miss December 1997 - Courtesy
Electoral Vote Predictor 2004 is now calling it 257-243 Bush, with
38 undecided, which means neither candidate is holding the 270
needed to elect. They made two big changes today, both
in Kerry's favor: (1) Florida has been moved out of the Bush
column and into "tied". (2) New Jersey has been moved from "tied"
to Kerry's column.
- Assigning every state to one camp or another,
CNN calls it 277 for Bush, 261 for Kerry (270 needed to win),
although they are calling New Hampshire and Ohio for Kerry. (The
other source above calls New Hampshire undecided, and Ohio for
Bush) No Republican has ever won the White House without winning
"Parker and Stone also completed scenes with marionettes of
President George W. Bush and Democratic nominee John Kerry, but
the scenes were left on the cutting room floor in a rare bout of
cautiousness by the creators, who decided not to be so overtly
political with the film's release coming so close to Election Day"
A Finnish broadcasting group has unearthed a unique 1942 recording
capturing Adolf Hitler's private thoughts. Hitler did
not realize he was being recorded. There were two key findings:
(1) He felt that he would have defeated England if he could have
invaded France in 1939 as originally planned. (2) He really
pressured Goebbels to get him tickets for Cher's farewell tour,
which at that time had barely begun.
All-time sex records
iN DEMAND announced Friday it is nixing plans to air Michael
Moore's controversial Fahrenheit 9/11 the night before the
presidential election. I kinda thought this would
happen. Of course, I don't care, but I thought the network would
chicken out after some high-level pressure.
Lots of anecdotes from Tatum O'Neal's new tell-all book.
Other Crap archives. May also include newer material than the
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
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:
Some more clips from the Naked and Naughty disk. Most
of these come form the DVD extras.
First up are three veterans of B movies:
Lisa Comshaw in a preview of another production
entitled, Jenna Jameson's Escapades.
Lorissa McComas shows up in a preview for Lips, Legs
and Lingerie. Our three favorite L's.
And there's this preview of Monique Parent. from where
I cannot remember. Monique trails only Julie Strain
in the number of movies she has done without clothing.
Former Hefmate Rebecca Ferratti does this long
strip-n-wiggle routine in the extras part of the disk.
I remember Rebecca when the equipment was all-real
and she was breathtakingly beautiful. Like in The
Three Amigos. "Nuff said.
Seana Ryan, former Pet, is in a preview of a DVD
about motorcylces and nekkid gals. She plays the part
of the nekkid gal.
And the last couple of clips are from the main
feature, itself, and star Tyler Gates. This is the
most provocative sequence on the disk because Tyler
really enjoys showing off the goodies and the camera
comes real close several times to becoming
super-gyno-cam, only to have a jump-cut take us back
to more socially acceptable views. Googled Tyler and
learned she is something of a fetish model/actress.
From what you see here that is easy to believe.
'Caps and comments by Dann:
Let's face it, Misty Mundae is known for making T&A flicks, usually comedies mocking famous movies such as Planet of the Apes. They are full of nudity and simulated sex, often lesbian, and are a lot of fun. Someone changed the formula for Misty on this one, and it's too bad, because this 2004 so-called horror flick is pure crap, despite surrendering some just-fair topless scenes.
It is actually a comedy/horror, but the horror part is very thin, and the comedy mostly stupid. There also was no sex scenes except one under-the-covers-nothing-showing lesbian encounter, and the nudity is very restrained and pretty much just topless.
The so-called plot is that a hybrid strain of bio-engineered marijuana is delivered to a struggling strip joint by mistake. Along for the ride is a group of insects that apparently have been feeding on the marijuana with some surprising results: they're now huge blood-suckers, and their bite has an interesting side effect. It brings out lesbian tendencies in women. Too bad they underplayed this part way, way too much, as it would have worked nicely if they'd have shown some lesbian action.
The nudity was good enough to cap, but this is pure garbage, and I'd avoid it if I were you. In fact, I almost wish I had.
'Caps and comments by Spaz:
"Night Owl" (1993) aka "Nite Owl"
Graphic b&w vampire indie horror not to be
confused with the PG-rated tv movie of the same year.
"Vampires vs. Zombies" (2004)
Lesbian vampire straight-to-video by the same people who made "Corpse-O-Rama".
Hunger: Web of Desires DVD collection
Another collection of four episodes.
Leap Years: episode 15
TV series with multiple timelines starring
David Julian Hirsh as Josh Adler (who later went
on to Naked Josh).
There are several sex scenes in each episode
but the nudity is mostly PG-rated although
there a few notable exceptions.
Cleaning up my hard drive...
|Ok, so we've seen 'caps of Halle topless in "Swordfish" before, but DeadLamb kicked some serious but with these Hi-Def 'caps! Links 1-3 feature Berry topless, the others feature her black undies scene.
|Helena Bonham Carter
|Señor Skin 'caps of the "Fight Club" co-star baring all in dark scenes from "The Wings of the Dove" (1997).
Here's the breakdown:
Toplessness...links 3, 6, 10, 11, 12 and 13
bare bum...links 2, 4 and 7
breasts and bum...5, 8 and 9
clear toplessness, plus partial other goodies...links 14 and 15