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-.
|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:
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.
"Moments after resigning his post at the Justice Department,
Attorney General John Ashcroft was tapped for another big job in
the Bush administration, being named the United States's
first-ever ambassador to Mars." "I can think of no one
better suited to being ambassador to Mars than John Ashcroft,"
said President Bush in a brief statement. "He has been preparing
for this job for his entire life."
The Johnny Web review of Frankenfish
- "We know that the Good Lord did not want gerbils to be 80
feet tall, because He would then have had to make Richard Gere
much larger, for obvious reasons."
- God intends to punish her for something she did with another
woman and some KY jelly and some "Japanese octopus porn" and
some common table salt - even though she was only 16 at the
time, and it was just one time, and she was just experimenting
with sexuality in ways familiar to so many of us, especially
those of us who live near the Japanese seacoast.
Masuimi Max (50 pics) - apparently she was on this week's Fear
'Baywatch' the movie - 'nuff said.
Timberwolf and Cammy go all Sean Penn on some paparazzi.
A trailer and five clips from Casshern: "An
action-packed sci-fi thriller, 'Casshern' blends Japanimation and
manga-inspired live action resulting a new kind of hybrid
filmmaking that is both visually stunning and thought-provoking.
The human cast propels the action against a backdrop of CGI,
special effects, and a wide range of animation techniques, from
state of the art to simple stop-motion animation. It is late in
the 21st century. After 50 years of devastating war between Europa
and the Eastern Federation, the latter has emerged victorious, and
the new federation of Eurasia is formed. There can be no glorious
peace, however, as the planet has been ravaged by chemical,
biological and even nuclear weapons and the entire human race is
dispirited and exhausted by half a century of war. A geneticist
named Azuma brings hope in the form of a 'neo-cell,' which can
rejuvenate human parts with no risk of rejection. But nature
interferes with science to create a new kind of menace that forces
the entire human race to fight an ultimate war against its own
Here's a trailer for The Work and the Glory: "Adapted
from Gerald N. Lund's blockbuster series, 'The Work and the Glory'
is a moving love story set against the backdrop of religious
intolerance of 19th century America. Recently moved to upstate New
York from the comfort of their Vermont homestead, the Benjamin
Steed family makes their way into the established social structure
of Palmyra. In their attempt to settle peacefully into the new
community, they find that the help they have hired to clear their
land is at the center of a religious controversy threatening to
tear the family apart. As two of the Steed brothers contend for
the favor of a wealthy merchant's daughter, their family battles
over deeper issues of spiritual truth, religious tolerance and
Here's the trailer for Boogeyman: "Set in Pennsylvania,
the story tells the haunting tale of a young man traumatized by
memories of terrible events he experienced in his childhood
bedroom and who, years later, reluctantly returns home to face his
fears of a monstrous entity that could be real or merely a figment
of his imagination."
Here's the trailer for Easy - an independent romantic dramedy.
"Jamie Harris, portrayed with sparkling intelligence by actress
Marguerite Moreau, is a neurotic, bright 25-year-old with a career
naming peculiar consumer products. Though she gives them their
identities, she's rather confused about her own. After dating a
string of jerks, she's bewildered about whom to trust or how to
find true intimacy. When two seemingly honorable men orbit around
her, Jamie must confront what she is most afraid of."
Here is the trailer for High Tension : "The film
centers on two teen girls who settle in for a relaxing weekend at
a country farmhouse, unaware that a violent intruder is speeding
toward them to transform their dreams into a relentless, bloody
nightmare." According to Coming Soon, this foreign film has been
rated NC-17 in the USA for violence alone!!!
Yiddish with Dick and Jane.
My personal hero, Triumph the Insult Dog, goes to the American
Peter van Stralen Nude Photography (Artistic nudes)
The daily show looks at the weekend that just happened to follow
the election, when the US sent troops into Fallujah.
Jon Stewart interviews Richard Branson.
With the Iraqi elections coming up, candidates are trying to win
over the coveted refugee mob vote. The Daily Show is there.
Cairo will host Arafat funeral on Friday. Spokesmen for
all parties have now cleared away all the points of dispute
except, of course, for the fact that Arafat is alive. Or is he?
Click here to find out where he has really gone?
Four free videos from Playboy Big Breast Babes!
Playmate Gallery - Heather Kozar, queenpin of all 1999 - Courtesy
What turns on the top female celebrities?
World mourns as ABBA refuses to reunite.
"So they still control the House, Senate, and Oval Office? Well,
at least we still have the smug, condescending attitude that cost
us the election in the first place.'"
Ving Rheames and "Shaun" put on alert. Arafat now roaming the
earth among the undead. Bruckheimer plans post-life
biopic ... um ... mortopic ... whatever.
Bobby Cox (Braves) and Buck Showalter (Rangers) voted baseball
managers of the year
ATTENTION CITIZENS LIVING IN GOD'S COUNTRY WITHOUT HIS PERMISSION:
A SPECIAL INVITATION FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF FAITH TO BECOME A
Brosnan agrees to do a sequel to The Thomas Crown Affair.
In a bid to become the least original movie ever made, this film
will not only be a sequel to a remake, but at the same time it
will also be a remake of another movie (Topkapi).
- Strange. I thought After the Sunset was the sequel to The
Thomas Crown Affair. I guess it doesn't count because they
changed the names of the characters.
Darth Vader and Heidi Klum, together at last. Vader
thus entered the Guinnesss book in second place for the most
hideous monster ever dated by a supermodel, right behind Billy
Vitamin E May Pose Death Risk : "the risk of death from
all causes increased as the dose of vitamin E rose. "
Demi Moore beheaded on Lebanese TV. Apparently, this is
wacky Lebanese satire.
How big is 'Halo 2'? Pre-orders for the game topped 1.5 million
copies. And hundreds of thousands of walk-up sales will push its
day one sales total to at least $100 million.
Female employees spanked for failing to put bananas in a smoothie.
I think this guy watched The Secretary too many times.
Beatles' 1968 song Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da has been voted the worst
song ever. I don't know about EVER, but it's a solid
candidate. I have to admit, though that I mentally discard any
poll that doesn't show "Good Morning, Starshine" in the Top 10.
Everyone sing alone with me "Nibby aba noopy ...."
- This week's movies:
Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason - 17% positive. The
critics did not think that this was a worthy successor to the
- James Berardinelli wrote: "On those rare occasions when The
Edge of Reason isn't regurgitating material from Bridget Jones'
Diary, it is taking ill-advised excursions into unfunny
slapstick and sappy melodrama. Bridget Jones in a Thai prison?"
- This week's movies:
The Polar Express - 64% positive reviews. The reviews
reflected a strange mixture of admiration and contempt.
- This week's movies:
After the Sunset - 9% positive reviews.
Colin Farrell May Star as Sonny Crockett in in 'Miami Vice'.
If Michael Mann directs, while Colin and Jamie Foxx star, that
might actually be worth seeing. Of course, it still hinges on
finding the right script, doesn't it?
Details of Ashcroft's resignation letter.
Zooming in on Tom Brokaw's replacement, Brian Williams
Weekly World News tell you "HOW TO TURN YOUR WIFE INTO A
Renee Zellweger Plans a Break from Acting.
MADtv - the cast of Friends spots a black person.
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
Frida (2003) - day 2
We both liked this Frida Kahlo
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
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.
Words, pictures, and vids from
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.
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.
- Catherine Bell on "JAG". Here are two scenes featuring her in bikinis.
- Catherine Bell playing with her boobs (and saying they are real) on Howard Stern.
|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.
|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.
|Mrs. Patrick Swayze bares all 3 B's in scenes from "Slam Dance" (1987), starring Mozart, Virginia Madsen and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
|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.
||Tilly showing off her usual cleavage while promoting "Seed of Chucky" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live".
|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 www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
MADONNA DIDN'T GET THE MEMO ABOUT CELEBRITY POLITICS
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.
RIDICULOUS RECORD ATTEMPT ROUND-UP
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