"Passion of the Priest"

Passion of the Priest (1998) is the UK film Monk Dawson, now available in the US under the new title. It is a strange mix of coming of age/buddy film and soap opera. As the film opens, Benedict Taylor arrives at a remote abbey to visit John Michie, who has become sequestered and taken a vow of silence. The film is told in flashback, starting with their arrival at a Catholic prep school. Michie was devout and fatherless, and ended up a priest. Taylor was far more worldly. Michie wanted nothing more in life than to make peoples lives better. When he discovered that the church was more about politics and money then serving the needy, he lost is faith and fell in love with Paula Hamilton. When she and Taylor run off together, he marries Kate Steavenson-Payne. After her suicide, he again finds his faith.

Along the way, he falls out of favor with the head of his order for such things as baptizing the child of an unwed mother, and writing newspaper articles that dared question church doctrine. The entire story plays out like a soap or an episode of Dallas. Steavenson-Payne shows breasts and buns, Hamilton shows everything, and Rhona Mitra shows a breast as the unwed mother. IMDb readers have this at 6.5 of 10. With only 32 votes, this really isn't a very good indicator. I doubt that many will find it worth the watch. It is long, often tedious, and they manage to make even the sex boring. D.

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  • Kate Steavenson-Payne (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
  • Paula Hamilton (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
  • Rhona Mitra (1, 2)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)


    When Will I Be Loved?

    This is Neve Campbell's first real nude scene. She takes a shower and shows her bum, but there are a few glances at her small bosom here and there.

    • Campbell  - long clip, the full scene, but no sound (zipped .wmv)
    • Campbell  - short clip, with sound (zipped .wmv)
    • Campbell - .jpg samples (1, 2)


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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.



    • This is kind of a rare one from the Sally Kirkland filmography. I have never seen the 1987 film, or even a film clip, although Graphic Response had done some caps a few years back. (.wmv zipped, .avi zipped).



    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. 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.

    More of Neve Nekkid!
    Not yet on DVD!

    A very special thanks to LC today for these advanced preview 'caps of Neve Campbell's nudity in "When Will I Be Loved" (2004). We see some brief breast views and plenty of rear nudity as she showers up.

    'Caps and comments by Dann:

    "Wild Roomies"
    Should a comedy have a happy ending? Well, it's not a requirement, I suppose, but should a comedy have a gut-wrenching, totally surprising, kill-the-bunny-and-throw-the-baby-out-with-the-bathwater ending? Ehhhhh, maybe not.

    2004's Wild Roomies starts off as a pleasant enough if mostly brainless little comedy. After inheriting a large house in L.A., a Texas guy and his girlfriend move into the house. In order to pay the remainder of the mortgage, they take roommates.

    It's all predictable light-weight fun, as things turn expectedly chaotic. Five minutes from the end, a turn of events leads to a heartbreaking, totally downer, everyone-in-tears ending. So much for leaving the movie in a happy frame of mind.

    Kirsten Dunst
    (1, 2)

    Kirsten looking pretty darn good in scenes from "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind". In #1 she's dancing around in undies and a tank top. In #2 she shows about as much of a breast as possible from the rear/side without showing any nipple.

    Deirdre Imershein
    Susan Lentini
    Jeannine Renshaw

    All 3 are topless in different episodes of the made for HBO series "Dream On". Seasons 1 and 2 were finally released on DVD recently, and Scoop put together a complete nudity report for his review.

    Courtney Thorne-Smith The former "Melrose Place" and "Ally McBeal" co-star showing some serious pokies on a recent episode of "According to Jim".

    Diane Kruger
    (1, 2)

    Coming to DVD in Januray 2005! Kruger showing some cleavage (#1) and baring her bum (#2) in scenes from the Brad Pitt movie, "Troy". Thanks to Johnny Moronic for the great 'caps!

    Kristen Miller
    (1, 2, 3)

    DeadLamb 'caps of the beautiful, blonde "She Spies" star wearing pretty much nothing on an episode of "Charmed". The only thing covering up the goodies are her hair extensions. Miller currently can be heard in theaters as the voice of 'Lisa' in "Team America: World Police".

    Regina Russell
    Susan Petrie
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

    Señor Skin 'caps from the direct-to-vid movie "Luck of the Draw" (2000). Skinemax regular Russell goes full frontal, Petrie goes topless and shows some thong views (her one and only film credit).

    Check out this cast! This must be one of the greatest collections of B-movie legends ever! Including: Dennis Hopper, Michael Madsen, Eric Roberts, Ice-T, William Forsythe and the original Riddler...Frank Gorshin!

    Pat Reeder
    Pat's comments in yellow...

    And Buy Your Own Hot Dog! - The New York Post reports that the Yankees weren't the only losers at Wednesday night's Red Sox game. An online dating message board was filled with ads from guys hoping their tickets would entice women to be their dates. Most said they wanted someone to share the game with who was "hot," "young," "attractive," and "a Yankees fan," and one guy demanded, "You must send your picture, no exceptions." But he promised, "We meet at the stadium and go our separate ways after the game."

  • Promise?
  • From that point on, he'll just stalk you.
  • He probably thinks that's how ALL dates end.
  • And I thought the Red Sox were cursed.

    You'd Have To Be A Dip To Order This - The Serendipity ice cream parlor in Manhattan is offering what it claims is the world's most expensive dessert. It's a foot-tall ice cream sundae that takes an hour to make. It has five scoops of Tahitian vanilla ice cream, rare chocolates made from beans found only on the Venezuelan coast, exotic fruits, edible 23 karat gold leaf, and sweetened caviar. The owner claims it's the perfect thing to propose to your girl over. The price: $1,000.

  • $1,001, if you want it in a waffle cone.
  • It's perfect if you're proposing to Kirstie Alley.
  • That's a lot of money, but remember: it will remain on your hips for a lifetime.
  • One problem: by the time they finish making it, it's melted.
  • If I go there on my birthday, do I get one free?

    Buns Of Steel - The founder of the Cirque du Soleil won an online auction for a piece of baseball history by paying $2,605 for the last hot dog sold at the Montreal Expos' last home game before they move to Washington. The frankfurter was sealed in preservatives and the bun was dried and varnished.

  • Just like every other hot dog sold in ballparks.
  • Aren't ALL frankfurters sealed in preservatives?
  • The only buns tougher are Jack LaLanne's.

    The Importance Of Being Over - The new musical "Oscar Wilde" has broken the record for the shortest London run. It played one press preview; was described by critics as "bilge," "leaden dross," "a pitiful vanity project" and "a musical of exquisite awfulness;" and immediately closed.

  • The producer KNEW he shouldn't have let critics in to the press preview!
  • It's also the first musical in history that was panned for being "too gay."
  • It won't hold the record long: Andrew Lloyd Webber is working on a show so bad, it'll close at Intermission.

    Actually, Those Were Promo Passes - Rik Waller, one of the most popular contestants from the first season of "Pop Idol," the UK forerunner of "American Idol," had to cancel a concert in Torquay, England, when he sold only two tickets.

  • Nobody likes him anymore...especially ticket scalpers.
  • Worse, the next night's William Hung concert was standing room only.
  • The tickets were bought by Kelly Clarkson and Ruben Studdard, who had nothing else to do that night.

    Air Raid Siren - Air Canada emerged from bankruptcy just weeks ago, and they're already spending big money. Not on planes or workers, but on Celine Dion. They signed her to an endorsement deal in hopes her voice will help soothe irritated employees and customers. Dion kicked it off by singing three songs at several lavish corporate events while dressed as an Air Canada flight attendant. But it didn't impress union officials, who called the opulent events insulting, arrogant and a waste of money.

  • Pretty much like any Celine Dion concert.
  • Just when people thought it was safe to go back on an airplane, they make Celine Dion a singing flight attendant!
  • The CEO doesn't understand: what could be more soothing to irritated people than listening to Celine Dion?!