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Still going around in the Google circles. In case you are still having trouble with Firefox, you should be able to fix it in tools/options/security by unchecking "block reported attack sites" when you surf our sites. You can always switch the settings back later. (Or use MSIE, which is immune from this glitch.)

As of this writing, they have cleared scoopy.net for takeoff again, and once again they removed the warnings without my having made any changes. That is not really good news. Indeed, it means they could also also restore the warning without my making any changes, since it demonstrates that the site's content is entirely unrelated to the presence or absence of warnings.

Some of the other sites in our catalogue are still marked malicious. Sorry about all this. I'm doing everything I can do.

Endless Bummer


Endless Bummer is a coming-of-age tale about a young surfer's last summer before college. Given the fact that the lead character is named J.D. and the author is named John 'J.D.' Drury, it's probably a safe assumption that the film is based on reality or at least an embellished version thereof. I don't suppose that this was developed as a National Lampoon property, but for one reason or another it now bears the dreaded "National Lampoon presents ..." before the title.

It's 1984, and J.D. has finally saved up enough money to buy a custom surfboard for his last big summer with his friends in Ventura. He's so excited with his new possession that he goes out surfing alone immediately after taking the board from the shaper. This does not prove to be a wise decision because a fall separates him from the board, and he can't locate it. He and his friends deduce that it has been stolen, and soon determine the culprit. The remainder of the film is a road trip to retrieve it from an unfamiliar part of Southern California.

The story has its moments, but the author apparently had to face many choices between accurate recollections and entertaining ones. He chose the former too often, so this pleasant enough straight-to-vid sometimes suffers a bit from a tendency to take itself more seriously than merited by the subject matter. That's my way of saying that the film would play well as a comedy, except that it's not really funny. It's really too short on humor and raunch to get many rentals as a straight-to-DVD youthploitation comedy.

I am guessing that the National Lampoon people noticed the same thing, because they added some additional footage in a clumsy attempt to punch up the humor and nudity. Although they have have accurately identified a problem with the film, they provided a disastrous attempt at a solution. The inserted footage seems entirely out of place, and contains completely different actors and characters who appear nowhere else in the film. In order to establish a connection to the main story line, these additional characters are pictured having a party back on the home beach and talking about the progress of the main characters, who are off on their road trip.

There's some interesting gimmick casting. Joan Jett plays a dotty beach rat who may or may not have witnessed the theft. Vanessa Angel has a small part as the mother of one member of the surfing crowd. (Vanessa Angel as a mom? Boy, that'll make you feel old, if you don't already.) James Remar turns in a serious, methodical performance as the father of the thief. To be honest, it was it was a realistic and credible performance, but it seemed out of place. Remar seemed to be acting in the Broadway revival of Long Day's Journey while the other performers were more like stoners acting out their favorite lines from a Bill and Ted movie.


Most of the nudity was provided by Red Bikini Girl, a character with no lines. IMDB incorrectly identifies Red Bikini Girl as Shayne Lamas, daughter of Lorenzo, but you can clearly see from these credits that the part was actually played by an actress named Stacey Leigh Dearman.


Anyway, here's Red Bikini Girl's topless scene.

And here's some of the crappy topless footage insinuated into the story by the Lampoonistas. The two women in the scene are Brittany McGraw and Cara Provenvano. Only one of them is topless, and I'm not sure which is which. If I had to take a guess, I'd say that the topless strawberry blonde is more likely to have an Irish name like McGraw, and the dark-haired chick with the lines is more likely to have an Italian name like Provenvano, but these ethnic stereotypes don't always work, do they?


  • * Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe).

  • * White asterisk: expanded format.

  • * Blue asterisk: not mine.

  • No asterisk: it probably sucks.


Catch the deluxe version of Other Crap in real time, with all the bells and whistles, here.










Kyra Sedgwick film clip

caps below


Scoop's notes (total spoilers):

The good news: it's one of Shakespeare's greatest works.

The bad news: it's HANNAH Shakespeare.

Loverboy was Kevin Bacon's second full-length directorial effort, following many years after the other, a 1996 Showtime film called Losing Chase. It is, at least in theory, a melodrama about a psychotically possessive mother. I added the stipulation because it also includes some moments of bizarre and perhaps inappropriate comedy.

The mother in question was raised by parents who were so wound up in one another that they barely noticed her. She resolves to be the opposite kind of parent, and succeeds perfectly. After a circuitous process, she manages to conceive a child and instantly makes her offspring into her full-time job. (Her parents left her financially independent.) All of this seems beautiful while the child is an infant because the mother is loving, doting and totally attentive. But ominous signs appear whenever the boy starts to develop curiosity about the outside world. His mother insists that he keep his focus entirely on her. She reacts in increasingly extreme ways whenever she has any type of competition for her son's attention, so that her mental state is gradually revealed to be not attentive, but smothering.

This film really struggles to find an appropriate tone. The mother's own childhood is recalled in flashbacks, and since the past is seen not as objective history but through her own disturbed memories,  her parents (played by Bacon and Marisa Tomei) are seen as grotesque caricatures of thoughtless, self-absorbed 70s-era hipsters. Bacon does his best impersonation of Dr. Hunter Thompson, as filtered through Eugene Levy's own 1970s character, comedian Bobby Bittman, clad in tacky leisure suits and constantly misfiring rapid-fire remarks which are designed to be funny. There's nothing wrong with the Tomei-Bacon scenes. They are pretty funny when considered on their own. And there's nothing wrong with the fact that the characters are so one-dimensional, because they exist only in the mother's tormented memories. It's just that, well, the zany comedy seems to be in a different movie from the tragic story which unfolds in the present. The inconsistency of the tone runs through the film's other flashbacks as well. Momma's attempts at conception, for example, play out as a sex farce.

I think the ending of the film is supposed to be a surprise, but I only know that because some other people have mentioned it. I saw the very first scene and immediately concluded that the mother was committing suicide and taking her son with her. I mean, they are in the car, the kid is behind the wheel, the ignition is clearly on, they've packed enough for a day trip, and the car is in park. What else could it be? Maybe I would have enjoyed the film more if I had been aware that there was supposed to be a secret. I can't say.

While we're on the subject of that ending, the film didn't even have the courage of its convictions. The boy survives the carbon monoxide poisoning. After the suicide has been revealed (along with the similarly grotesque fate of Bacon and Tomei in the flashbacks), it tacks on a strangely sentimental epilogue in which the boy is revealed to have grown to young adulthood, and is remembering his mother's tenderness with sad fondness. The film got a bit muddled there, perhaps because Bacon made some changes to the original story and those changes required other elements to be reinterpreted. In the book, both the mother and the son survived the suicide. Bacon decided that he wanted the mother to die, but that change required other changes, especially the disastrous epilogue. Is this a film about an eccentric, loving woman who was a bit misguided? It seems to be that at first. Then it seems to be a satire with a pitch-black sense of humor. Then it seems to be a melodrama about a deranged psychopath. Then the epilogue returns it to "lovable but troubled eccentric" mode.

My final problem with the film is its repetitiousness. It makes the point that the mother overreacts to competition for her son's attention. Then it makes the point again, and again, and ...

It played at Sundance in 2005, but distributors knew that the film was totally unmarketable, so it was never in more than ten theaters, and even that perfunctory release occurred more than a year after its festival premiere. Because of the Sundance exposure, it did pick up some reviews, almost universally negative. (18% positive, per RT.)

Kevin Bacon has some talent as a director. I really believe that. And he certainly has the ability to attract talented people to his projects. This micro budget film is chock-full of name actors. Don't close your eyes, or you may miss Blair Brown, Oliver Platt and Matt Dillon. Bacon also has the ability to draw on the considerable acting talents of his wife (who played the lead here) and himself. Given all those elements, I'll bet he has a good movie or two in him, but if he's ever going to make the transition from acting, he needs to acquire some subtlety.

Above all he needs a better script.




season 1, 2007

"Set in a high class brothel this new series creates a hyper reality whereby we are privy to the private lives and emotions of five beautiful young women."


Johnny Moronic is re-doing all of Satisfaction, season 1, in better quality. This series has a lot of nudity and these film clips will be very big downloads spread over a considerable period of time.


Today: the second batch of nude film clips of Bojana Novakovic.




The Crew


This 2008 British crime drama provides an interesting look at Liverpool's underworld, and proves you can't trust anybody, even criminals.

The respected and connected boss of a gang of truck hijackers is looking for one more big score. His little brother wants to branch out to the drug business, but big bro isn't interested. He likes only "clean" crime, and to him, thinking of his wife and young son, drugs are dirty.

Little brother isn't about to pass on a big score, so he goes behind his brother's back to other crime figures for financing, and he's willing to do anything to get it, including betray his brother.

This is a fast moving and exciting crime flick, with very interesting characters. The caps are from the Blu-ray version.

Cordelia Bugeia various


Dita von Teese (with Alley Baggette - one repeat later, in Alley's section)


Alley Baggett (with Dita)

Amy Winehouse's new tits fall out of her top. That didn't take long.

Penelope Cruz's bum

Britney Spears, apparently braless.

Miranda Kerr in the new issue of V

Kim Zolciak (The Real Housewives of Atlanta) - pantyless upskirt. I had to look her up, but I have a feeling this may make her more famous. We will undoubtedly be seeing HQ versions within a day or two.

Film Clips

Anna Obregon and Laura Morante in La Mirada del Otro

Cameron Richardson and Clare Titelman in The Good Humor Man

Monica Guerratore in La Lupa

Jacqueline McKenzie in Romper Stomper. This film solidified Russell Crowe's stardom in Australia, years before L.A. Confidential would make him a big deal in Hollywood.

A few rarely-seen clips in lower quality: