"The Ballad of Little Jo"
The Ballad of Little Jo (1993) is a western based on a real person. Josephine Monaghan got knocked up by the family photographer, and was thrown out in the streets by her father. She headed West, but soon found that young, female and unattached was not a good idea on the frontier, so donned mens clothing, and became Jo. She eventually became a sheep rancher, and lived with a Chinese railroad worker, who became her lover. Her sex was a secret from all but him until the undertaker.
Writer/Director Maggie Greenwald did a fine job here, with wonderful Western panoramas, authentic sets, a very believable look to the old west, and some fascinating characters. Jo was played rather stoically by Suzy Amis, but the understated performance mad her few emotional responses all the more dramatic. She shows breasts clearly in a sex scene late in the film, and is also naked, but with very odd effects early in the film. Olinda Turturro, as a wondering hooker, shows breasts through a white dress.
IMDb readers have this at 6.6 of 10. Critics, including Berardinelli, have it at three stars. Without the stunning photography and lighting, the story would not have been enough to keep me involved. Indeed, the story was mostly predictable after the first few minutes. However, the scenics, a pleasing score, the realistic portrayal of the West, and an ok story was enough to hold my attention. C.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
- Great resource.
ABC News: Elections 2004 Coverage - state rollover map in real
Buffy - the new box office queen.
The good news: Audience member replaces heart attack-stricken
opera lead. The bad news: it was Bill Shatner.
Bin Laden vows to make USA go bankrupt. So he DOES have
something in common with American politicians.
Controversial Dutch film maker and newspaper columnist Theo van
Gogh, who made a film about violence against women in Islamic
societies, was shot dead in Amsterdam on Tuesday morning.
A suspect, a 26-year-old man with dual Dutch-Moroccan nationality,
was arrested after a shootout with officers that left him wounded,
"Ashlee should NOT have blamed her band for what happened.
Honestly, she should've blamed me, her drummer. It sucks to say,
but it's true."
Presidential Election 2004: Channel Surfer. Very handy
- the Washington Post keeps track of what all the major media
outlets are doing in the various races - who they called the state
for, and what time they did it.
The Daily Show's This Week in God
Disney 2005 Preview from Empire Movies
- As we do every year, we are starting to look for Christmas
gifts for the hard-to-please person on your list. Please consider
Barry Manilow Copacabana Bobblehead from the OFFICIAL Manilow
Merchandise Store. Thank god it's official and not one
of the many Manilow bobblehead knock-offs that are flooding our
shores from Asia.
- This week's movie:
The Incredibles - 89% positive reviews. Probably the
most warmly received film since Shrek 2.
- "From first frame to last the effects are flawlessly
detailed and the design fabulously executed."
- " ... story is so full of heart and soul that you can
actually feel it becoming a classic while you're watching it."
- "As imaginative and astute as any general audience
entertainment has been for a long while."
- Even better than the good reviews is a bad review from The
Village Voice - "announces the studio's arrival in the vast yet
overcrowded Hollywood lot of eardrum-bashing, metal-crunching
action sludge." A bad review from The Voice is as close to a
sure bet as anything in this crazy, uncertain world. Their
critic's comments, translated from Voicespeak into English, was
"not nearly arty and pretentious and politically correct enough,
and I caught several audience members not wearing their
Box Office Predictions for the upcoming weekend. The
weekend warrior is predicting a knockout weekend for The
Incredibles, but is lukewarm about Alfie.
Colin's Movie Monologue Page.
Sarah Michelle Gellar was left confused when she met the director
of The Grudge, because the only English he could speak was taken
from Star Wars. His first words to her: "My lady, your
destination is approaching."
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are buying The Naked Chef's house
Amanda Holden says: "I wouldn't say no to Kylie!"
The Electras would like to do a reunion tour, but their bass
guitar player may or may not be available.
The Daily Show discusses the latest Halloween film footage of
three scary modern ogres: Osama bin Laden, Chelsea Clinton, and
- The philosophy of Weekly World News:
Rich people can't read because they have servants to do it for
Four free short vids from Playboy Big Breast Babes!
Playmate Gallery - Holly Joan Hart, April 1998 - Courtesy of
Predictions for the year 2000, as made in 1900.
Olive oil may reduce chances of coronary heart disease,
meaning that Italians will live for hundreds of years, and Popeye
will live forever.
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
Diane Keaton tribute - Day 2
Long before Something's Gotta Give, Diane showed
some skin in Looking for Mr Goodbar. We haven't discussed this much,
since the film has never been issued on DVD, but it was probably
Diane's sexiest role.
Here are clips three and four from Mr. Goodbar.
There are two others in yesterday's edition.
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.
- Kelly Lynch showing brief breast and bum views in scenes from "Homegrown" (1998).
Be sure to pay Graphic Response a visit at his website. www.graphic-barry.com.
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...some assorted video clips. Zipped .wmv's as usual.
- French Canadian actress Guylaine St-Onge bares breasts and bum while she rides a dude in a scene from the direct-to-vid flick, "One Way Out" (2002), starring Jim Belushi, Jason Bateman and Angela Featherstone.
- Judith Hoag, topless in an after sex scene from the made for HBO series "Carnivāle".
- Melora Walters showing off her silly-cones in scenes from "Desert Saints" (2002). Partial side/rear views in #1, full topless views during a love scene with Kiefer in #2.
DeadLamb's lates batch of excellent HDTV 'caps featuring the skin of prime time network TV.
||The young star of the WB series "What I Like About You" wearing a skimpy, 70's era Cher costume for the Halloween episode. Here's a bonus pic of Bynes with the 70's era Cher wig and her very own Sonny to complete outfit.
|From the made for TV movie "The Madam's Family: The Truth About Canal Street Brothel". Sciorra shows some cleavage and Swain wears several slutty outfits :-) Swain #3 shows the most skin.
||The morning talk show host and actress shows just a hint of an upskirt undies peek as she does some high kicks and other assorted running and jumping in scenes from a recent episode of "Hope & Faith".
||The former Wonderbra model showing off legs and cleavage in scenes from an episode of "She Spies".
||Mitra showing cleavage while dressed up in the classic "Robin" costume from the Halloween episode of "Boston Legal".
||Yup, you guessed it...even more cleavage. Here is Perez on Leno.
|The long time Fun House favorite and B-movie actress extraordinaire. Here she is as a topless blonde in scenes from "An Occasional Hell" (1996).
||Cox showing some cleavage, wearing a skirt and shaking her money maker in scenes from Monday night's episode of "Las Vegas".
||Excellent 'caps by DeadRed of the scene that really made Halle's career...here's the famous toplessness from "Swordfish" (2001).
|Marvin 'caps of the red haried mega-star before baring all in scenes from 1991's "Billy Bathgate", starring Dustin Hoffman. Bruce Willis and Steve Buscemi both have small roles, but their talent wasn't put to use in this slow moving, not-bad-but-not-that-good gangster movie.
|Hatcher shows some pokies and Longoria simply looks gorgeous in scenes from a recent episode of the ABC hit series, "Desperate Housewives".
||The über-cute brunette showing off her flexibility in a gratuitous "use sex-appeal for ratings" scene from the CBS series "Navy NCIS". Or as I like to call it...CSI-Lite.
||aka Vicky Adams. Here she is showing frontal nudity in scenes from the Jesus Franco movie, "Juego sucio en Casablanca" (1985).
|Señor Skin 'caps of the former Miss America (1982) turned actress that Bill Clinton had sex with while he was still Governor of Arkansas. Here she is showing brief breast and pube views in scenes from "Lower Level" (1992).
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
BRITNEY FEUDING WITH CHUCKY
Slit Me, Baby, One More Time - Britney Spears is feuding with Chucky. She
wouldn't let "Hit Me, Baby, One More Time" be used in a sex scene between
two demonic dolls in "Seed of Chucky." The makers retaliated with a
trailer showing Chucky running a Britney lookalike's car off the road and
cackling, "Oops, I did it again!" After another legal threat, the trailer
now includes the disclaimer, "Britney Spears does not appear in this film."
That's the best reason to see it in the entire trailer.
Neither does her voice, so it's kind of like a Britney Spears concert.
They considered it, but Britney doesn't have enough acting talent to
appear in a "Chucky" movie.
There should be a warning label on every film Britney DOES appear in.
Britney and Chucky shouldn't fight because they have so much in common:
they're both plastic, they're both hollow, they're both pure evil...
KIRSTIE ALLEY'S PAMPERED POSSUM
Full Service PR Agency - In a Vanity Fair article on the weirdest gossip of
the past 28 years, a former editor said Kirstie Alley once made her
publicist, who was breastfeeding, wetnurse Alley's pet possum. The woman
was afraid of the possum's teeth, so she squeezed some breast milk into a
bottle for it. She said the publicist confirmed that she did it and "I'm
proud of it."
She got a raise...She called it "milk money."
It wasn't that unusual: she's a publicist, so her own offspring was a
For Hollywood PR agents, letting the client squeeze your breasts is part
of the job.