Moondance (1995) is a joint Irish German production set in Ireland. It is the story of two brothers who are inseparable. Their father is dead, and their mother is in Africa writing a book, and they are happy together until a young woman, Julia Brendler arrives on the scene.The older brother immediately wants her, as does the younger, and she wants the older brother. She moves in with them, and the younger brother increasingly feels the odd one out.

The three move to Dublin to experience the big city and to race their dog and the older brother gets a job, leaving the younger brother alone with Brendler. I will leave the rest of the story for you to discover. Brendler shows breasts in three scenes, and bush in one of the three.

IMDb readers have it at 5.9 of 10. The few reviews available are lukewarm. This film had a lot of promise, with interesting characters, capable actors, and a love triangle for central conflict, but somehow did not quite fulfill its potential. I can't put my finger on exactly why it didn't work, other than the storytelling. The scenery was very nice, as was the photography, and I enjoyed much of the sound track. Somehow, I just failed to connect to the story. C-.

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  • Julia Brendler (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)

    Dead End (2003):


    I'm not sure if Dead End can properly called a movie. It's basically an hour-long supernatural TV thriller. If you take out the beginning and ending credits, it would run about 75 minutes, which will work beautiful at 90 minutes with commercials.

    Want to be a filmmaker? If you pay your actors scale rates and shoot DV on a rented camera, you can probably duplicate this film in a weekend of shooting with a budget of less than $10,000.

    And you might actually improve on it!

    About the only things the film has going for it are:

    • A good performance from veteran genre actor Ray Wise.

    • Amber Smith's pretty bum.

    Apart from Wise, the actors seem to be people recruited from among friendly passers-by. The plot couldn't be much more transparent. I'm about to spoil this, but it doesn't matter. If you can't figure out the secret in the first five minutes, you have probably never seen a movie or TV show before, in which case this might seem interesting.

    Wise and his family are traveling in their car at night when he nods off, snapping to just in time to avoid another car. They pull off the road,  take stock, find that nobody is injured, and continue their trip, but find themselves on a mysterious unmarked road.

    This is where Rod Serling should emerge from behind a bush, furiously chain-smoking in the machine-induced fog, and remarking that their journey has left the road to Fresno and taken the last exit for ... (cue mysterious music) The Twilight Zone.

    The rest of the family's journey consists of spooky and gruesome encounters, first with a sexy but badly-injured woman and her baby, then with a mysterious hearse which drives by to cart off the family members one by one. Finally, as the sole surviving daughter sees the hearse coming for her, the woman with the baby says - "it isn't here for you". The beautiful woman climbs into the hearse,  and the survivor ...

    ... wakes up in the hospital and finds that she was in an accident in which her whole family died except her. They crashed head-on into another car driven by a woman with a small baby. Everything we saw before the accident was reality. Everything we saw after that point was in the daughter's dreams.

    The camera should then pan off to the right to find Serling pontificating about life's mysteries and the differences between dreams and reality, as he fires up another Lucky Strike.



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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.


    Frida (2003) - day 2

    We both liked this Frida Kahlo biopic.

    Yesterday, Salma's random nudity. Today, her lesbian scene with Karine Plantadit-Bageot.

    Karine is playing an unnamed but thinly-disguised Josephine Baker. (Baker and Kahlo were rumored to be lovers at one time.)

    • Hayek 3 (.wmv zipped, .avi zipped). This has the advantage of being the full-frame version, which shows more of Plantadit-Bageot's sexy bum.


    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.


    Words, pictures, and vids from ICMS

    Die Braut (1999)

    Hello Scoopy !

    What a coincidence this is, you mentioning Richard Gere speaking German as fluently as Goethe and me preparing to send in two clips of Veronica Ferres in "Die Braut" (1999) in which she played Goethe's love interest. Here's what I wrote back in the December 15, 1999 Fun House about her and the movie.

    "This week seems to be Veronica Ferres week. She is a big star in Germany and in this film "Die Braut" she gives us quite an insight into her shapely body. In this film she plays the part of Christiane Vulpius, the love interest of the great German author/poet Johann Wolfgang Goethe. Christiane was a girl of humble descent and because Goethe feared he would be excluded from "the better circles" he only let her live in his garden house and when he received important guests she had to stay in the kitchen with the servants. Only after 18 years Goethe decided to do right thing and he finally married her! Apparently many celebrities and great minds have always behaved like assholes. Or was he just an opportunist? Anyway in the last collage Veronica lies sick and unconscious in bed and one member of the better circles takes advantage of the opportunity and checks out what the hell Goethe can possibly see in this woman. I think he knows now and so do we."

    Pretty explicit for a major star, don't you think?


    True Woman (1999)

    Furthermore there's a clip of Shu Qi aka. Hsu Chi, the gorgeous actress from Taiwan who is mainly active in Hong Kong films, although some may recognize her from "The Transporter", in which she was the parcel.. Although she can really act and has won several film awards, she started her career by posing nude on various occasions. Search the encyclopedia and the back issues and you'll find many explicit poses by her. This clip and others to follow come from the 1999 DVD "True Woman", featuring Shu Qi in various states of undress for 52 minutes, accompanied by the sounds of mainly French songs. It's available for just 30 HKD (less than 4 USD) from

    That's it for today, I'll be back soon with more material and more Shu Qi.

    Yours faithfully,


    Crimson Ghost
    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...a salute to "JAG" mega-babe, Catherine Bell! Here are video clips from a variety of movie and TV appearances, including some with nudity! Zipped .wmvs as usual.

    • Catherine Bell baring her bum while doing body double work for Isabella Rossellini in a scene from "Death Becomes Her" (1992).

    • Catherine Bell topless in a 1994 episode of the made for HBO series "Dream On". It seems there is a slight size difference between what we see here and her current boobs.

    • Catherine Bell on Skinemax! Here she is a scene from an episode of the late night series "Hot Line". In #1 she is topless and being stripped of her clothes. In #2 we she breasts and bum while she straddles a dude. (1, 2)

    • Catherine Bell on "JAG". Here are two scenes featuring her in bikinis. (1, 2)

    • Catherine Bell playing with her boobs (and saying they are real) on Howard Stern.

    Alex Vaughan
    (1, 2)
    Lenka Kripac

    Both ladies do a little topless sunbathing in scenes from the Aussie movie "Lost Things" (2003). This is Vaughan's one and only IMDb credit, but the folks Down Under may recognize Kripac from a variety of appearances on Aussie TV.

    Angela Winkler
    Katharina Thalbach

    Scenes from the German movie "La Tambour" aka "Die Blechtrommel" aka "The Tin Drum" (1979). Winkler bares breasts and bum, Thalbach shows partial breast views.

    Lisa Niemi
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

    Mrs. Patrick Swayze bares all 3 B's in scenes from "Slam Dance" (1987), starring Mozart, Virginia Madsen and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

    Eva Longoria
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

    Teri Hatcher
    (1, 2)

    Marcia Cross
    (1, 2)

    Another batch of the "Desperate Housewives" babes.

    Longoria (aka the future Mrs. Scoopy Jr.) is seen wearing plenty of tight pants and semi-revealing tops. In link #2 she crawls into bed wearing sexy pink lingerie.

    Cross strips down to skimpy red undies.

    Jennifer Tilly Tilly showing off her usual cleavage while promoting "Seed of Chucky" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live".

    Silvia Tortosa
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)

    Señor Skin 'caps featuring the Spanish actress topless and also showing brief views of the other two B's in scenes from "Vote for Gundisalvo" (1977).

    Pat Reeder
    Pat's comments in yellow...

    Feelings, Not Thoughts - Madonna made a foray into politics during an interview with BBC radio. She said she believes the war in Iraq won't help in the fight against terrorism, adding, "I just don't want American troops to be in Iraq, period. My feelings are, 'can we just all get out?'"

  • That was the feeling of everyone who ever went to a Madonna movie.
  • This is the first time Madonna ever asked a soldier to pull out early.
  • If Rumsfeld resigns, Madonna is angling for his job.

    Add Four Legs And It's A Coffee Table Book - A Croatian author has written the world's biggest book, a biography of former Croatian president Franjo Tudjman. It has 3,604 pages and weighs about 25 pounds. The author called it the biggest-ever book about a nation's leader, saying there are no such books on Eisenhower, Churchill or de Gaulle.

  • The closest thing so far is Bill Clinton's memoirs.
  • Well, none of them is a Franjo Tudjman.
  • It's almost as big as the spring issue of Bride's magazine.

    At Least The Holes Have No Calories - Sunday in Issaquah, Washington, the Mitzvah Mavens Jewish catering company used 1,818 Krispy Kreme donuts to build the world's tallest donut wedding cake: 5-feet, 3-inches. Owner Carin Freedel said donut wedding cakes are very popular now, and Guinness doesn't have a height record for a donut cake, so they hope to set the first. The cake had a total of 363,000 calories.

  • They called it "The Homer Simpson."
  • After starving herself to fit into a wedding dress, the bride devoured it whole.