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"Still Breathing" (1998)

Still Breathing (1998) is a delightful romantic comedy staring Brendan Frazer and Joanna Going. Frazier is an eccentric street performer in San Antonio, Texas. The men in his family have all dreamt of their soul mate, and then found them. Going is an LA con artist who is disillusioned with love and men, and cons wealthy men out of big bucks. Frazier has his dream, and sees her in a place called Shanghai, so heads for China to find her. On a layover in LA, he sees a magazine article about a local bar with that name with a photo of the club he saw in his dream. Meanwhile, Going is to meet a mark from Texas in the same bar. The two of them get together, and find immediate rapport.

Frazier takes her to San Antonio, where the romance flourishes, until she thinks better of it, and returns to LA. I said it was a comedy, so it has a happy ending. The chemistry between Frazier and Going is wonderful, and is torrid considering that they do not become intimate during the film. Both give wonderful performances, the photography is great, and some of the lighting effects are wonderful. In one scene, Frazier projects slides of classical paintings on Going, while she tries to seduce him. Granted that the setup is a little corny, and the basic story has been done before, but this treatment is fresh enough to shine. The score is subtle in most cases, with some jazz, blues and classical performances. The film enjoyed a short theatrical release, has played on cable, and was released this week on DVD. The transfer is excellent, and there are lots of extras. Maltin talks about the wonderful performances, then awards the dread 2 1/2 stars. Nobody else of note has reviewed it. IMDB readers have it at 7.4/10, which is very high for an unknown romantic comedy. Joanna Going is lovely and talented. I expect to see a lot of her in the future. She doesn't bare her small but lovely natural breasts, but has several pokies.

I really liked this one. It didn't make me think, didn't stir any strong emotions, and didn't teach me anything, but it did keep me thoroughly entertained. If you enjoy the genre, see this one.

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  • Joanna Going (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
    World notes:

    If the election results stand as they are now, it will be President Bush, and he will become the first president since Benjamin Harrison in 1888 to take office despite getting fewer votes than his opponent.


  • Hayes in 1876
  • John Quincy Adams in 1824
  • Possibly Kennedy actually got fewer than Nixon in 1960. The official tally shows that Kennedy won by about a hundred thousand, but that margin could have been entirely attributable to vote fraud in Texas and Illinois. The facts will never be known because Nixon, in a rare act of unselfishness, dropped the investigation for the greater good of the country.
  • The popular vote was incredibly close in one other election. Garfield got only 7,000 more votes than his opponent in 1880.

    Note to foreigners. Too complicated to explain. The president is not the one with the most votes. Read the details on one of the news sites.

    Site notes: Honte's site is updated

    New releases this week:

  • Mission Impossible 2, no nudity. I wonder if this is the loudest movie ever made.

  • Advice from a Caterpillar, one of those "kooky" movies about artists in the Village and their relationship to the real world and each other, all packaged (to paraphrase Paul Schaffer) as a wacky, nutty, koo-koo love quadrangle. Cynthia Nixon topless.

  • Last Tango in Paris, the last great performance from Brando? Perhaps the only great performance from Brando in a color film (OK, maybe Apocalypse Now). Maria Schneider naked a lot.

    And of course, if you skip the words, here are the pictures:

  • Thandie Newton, "MI 2"
  • Cynthia Nixon, "Advice from a Caterpillar" (1, 2, 3)
  • Maria Schneider (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)
  • RDO
    Sandra Bullock
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
    Comments by RDO:
    Once again, these have been done before, but I only just finally managed to get my grubby little mitts on the source videos. So I couldn't resist doing my own versions of caps. I don't think Sandra actually showed a nipple in that whole sequence. Pics #3&4 kinda look like a nip at the bottom of the screen, but in the big cap it looks more like a pasty. Oh well.
    Tawny Kitaen
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
    Moving on to Tawny...Personally I think her career peaked with Bachelor Party. But for some reason she managed to keep on getting roles well into the 90's. Here she is in the ultra obscure 1985 movie "Corazón de cristal" ("Crystal Heart"). All of these images feature Tawny topless (before the boob job). Plus, #6 and #7 have some frontal nudity too. By the way #6-8 show Tawny covered in movie blood. So fair warning for those not into the slasher stuff.
    Barbara De Rossi
    (1, 2)
    The Italian actress in vidcaps from 1983's "Hearts and Armour". #1 has an extreme bum close up, and #2 shows some breast exposure.
    Claudia Jennings
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
    Former bunny-babe and Drive-in queen in some full frontal 'caps from 1978's "Deathsport" (except for #1-that's topless only).
    Raquel Welch
    (1, 2, 3)
    Raquel at her sexiest in "One Million Years B.C." (#1). #2 and #3 from 1971's "Hannie Caulder".
    Rosanna Arquette
    (1, 2, 3)
    A great find from 1982's "The Executioner's Song". What we see here is great breast exposure, simulated sex with Rosanna on top, and what looks like some exposure down under as well. Unfortunately, the scenes are incredibly dark, and Scorpion had to really manipulate the brightness and contrast.

    Looks like this one isn't even available on VHS anymore, let alone DVD. But hopefully, some other adventurous vidcapper can find a better copy of the movie to work with.

    Tanya Roberts
    (1, 2)
    Vidcaps of Tanya showing some cleavage as a redhead from the post-"Beastmaster", pre-"Sheena" portion of her career. Scenes from "Hearts and Armour".
    and ...
    Shannen Doherty
    (1, 2, 3)
    The former "bad girl" appearing in the new FHM. #1 and 2 by PicCap featuring Shannen looking pretty darn good in her undies. #3 has Shannen wearing leopard skin.
    Laure Sainclair
    (1, 2, 3, 4)
    New from Scanman...excellent 'caps of the adult film "actress". If hard core isn't your thing, then I highly recommend #1. It's full frontal (of course) with Laure showing off her beautiful, and all natural body.

    Now if you do want the hard core action...wait 'til the boss, professor, wife, or girlfriend isn't looking an click #2-4.

    Megan Gale
    (1, 2, 3, 4)
    From the New Italian Max, by Sknib.
    #1 The cover shot with Megan showing off a breast.
    #2 An all nude, but not all showing frontal B&W.
    #3 See-thru top with nipples in view.
    #4 A great teaser. She's all nude again, but only side breast and bum exposure.

    Jessica Hecht We've seen 'caps from "Anarchy TV" before, but these are some of the largest frames I can recall. Nice quality too. As always the topless nudity is there, plus in the last frame Don Juan also managed to get a little bit below the equator!

    For those who may not recognize the name, she's probably best known as the annoying girlfriend 'Susan' from "Friends".

    Molly Sims Like Tuna, I too am a sucker for well done art direction, both in movies, and photography. I am a child of the visual age. I have witnessed the birth of cable TV, MTV, HBO, the cam corder, independent film, the summer blockbuster, computer animation and of course the Internet. So for someone like me who a)also makes lame attempts at being an artist and b)has seen just about everything one can do with or to a human body (sexually speaking)'s not always enough to simply show me pictures of babes showing their boobs. Not that I'll pass up any chance to see nudity! But once in while, I like to see something more artistic. Something creative and different, that grabs my attention. Here is a good example of an image that has a place in the Scoopy Jr. "favorites" folder on the ol' C: drive.

    The Funnies
    Cards Hallmark turned down

    "Looking back over the years that we've been together, I can't help but wonder: What the hell was I thinking?"

    "Congratulations on your wedding day! Too bad no one likes your wife."

    "I've always wanted to have someone to hold, someone to love. After having met you, I've changed my mind."

    "I must admit, you brought Religion in my life. I never believed in Hell until I met you."

    "As the days go by, I think of how lucky I am that you're not here to ruin it for me."

    "If I get only one thing for Christmas, I hope it's your sister."

    "As you grow older, Mum, I think of all the gifts you've given me. Like the need for therapy..."

    "Thanks for being a part of my life! I never knew what evil was before this!"

    "Congratulations on your promotion. Before you go, would you like to take this knife out of my back. You'll probably need it again."

    "We have been friends for a very long time, what say we call it quits."

    "I'm so miserable without you, it's almost like you're here."

    "Congratulations on your new bundle of joy. Did you ever find out who the father was?"

    "You are such a good friend that if we were on a sinking ship and there was only one life jacket... I'd miss you heaps and think of you often."

    "Your friends and I wanted to do something special for your birthday-so we're having you put to sleep."

    "Happy Birthday, Uncle Dad!!" (available only in Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia)

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