Beyond Therapy (1987) is Robert Altman's lowest rated film at IMDb with a 3.9. Made from a play that was purportedly hilarious, it is full of quirky characters and witty dialogue, and boast a great cast, but the whole is far less than the sum of its parts. It is essentially a Woody Allen-esque romantic comedy staring Jeff Goldblum as the bisexual man trying to find a woman and not terminally piss off his live in male lover, and Julie Hagerty as the neurotic writer for People magazine who answers his ad in the New Yorker. Most of the film takes place in a French restaurant full of other dysfunctional people, most of whom see the same two therapists, who themselves are pieces of work.
Like any play adaptation, the film is very wordy, but that is not its only downfall. There is no sane character in the film for us to relate to, which makes it hard to be really involved in the film. There is very little action to provide pace, and I felt like it might have been better done as a radio broadcast.
We have breast exposure from an unknown woman or women and Laure Killing. Critics were just as unkind as IMDb readers. Although set in Manhattan, it was actually filmed in Paris. This is a D. It is technically competent, and the acting is fine. The problem is the script.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
"The L Word" (2004):
Boy am I dumb. I thought I was going to cover the first season of
The L Word in one day, the way I do with Sex and The City. Yeah,
right. Maybe I will be able to speed up later, but I couldn't even
get through the pilot episode. Three basic reasons: (1) it's
non-stop nudity (2) I didn't know all the characters (3) there are
three naked women I haven't identified yet.
Here's the starter set from the "Pilot" (which is actually episodes
one and two)
Mia Kirshmer (1,
Laurel Holloman (1,
Karina Lombard (1,
- With the election over, the healing begins.
"I would like to apologize to Jenna Bush for calling her 'a
walking DUI who could probably suck the chrome off a tailpipe.'
In fact, I have no idea if she could suck the chrome
off a tailpipe. This apology extends to her twin sister, Barbara,
whom I referred to as 'the smart, boring one who doesn't give
Clinton Unveils His 'Gift to the Future' with the words
"Scuze me while I whip dis out ... "
Another bizarre, unidentified, never-before-seen animal found in
Texas. Oh, sorry. False alarm. It was just a
Northeastern liberal Democrat here for a convention. The hotel
room where the guy stayed has been turned into a tourist
- After losing their WWF name to the wildlife people,
WWE introduces wrestler who has sex with trees. Wait,
that isn't a wrestler. It's Ralph Nader. (They are kidding, but
give McMahon time ... )
The latest celeb tape to be leaked? Looks like Roseanne and Tom
Arnold. (with picture)
North Korea has angrily rejected reports that portraits of leader
Kim Jong-Il have been taken down, claiming these are
scurrilous lies spread by countries wanting to overthrow the
Stalinist regime and inundate the country with foolish musical
British develop beer with the same amount of caffeine in one
bottle as in a cup of coffee. Because drunken British
soccer fans sometimes can't destroy an entire Swedish town without
a little pick-me-up.
Here is what our panel of social experts had to say after
witnessing the Desperate Housewives promotion on the last edition
of Monday Night Football.
- Howard Stern was giving away Sirius satellite radio systems
today in New York to promote his move in January 2006. You mean
you weren't there, but still wish you could grab one?
Here is the "free Sirius" coupon that leaked on the internet.
Whoa, Siriusly cool, dude.
Will there be a Toy Story 3? Disney is making plans for
new CGI movies in a post-Pixar world.
Charlotte Bobcats home page. Submitter writes: "Pretty
cool site...Ever wonder what the view is like from courtside
seats? How about the view from the rafters? This site lets you
take that look as you determine where to buy your season tickets
in the new Charlotte Arena (future home of the Charlotte
with a computer will have access within a few years to millions of
pages from old newspapers, a slice of American history
to be viewed now only by visiting local libraries, newspaper
offices or the nation's capital."
Archaeologists put humans in South Carolina earlier than expected.
Recent evidence shows that the people of South Carolina might have
been using primitive tools as early as 1956, based upon some forks
and can openers found behind the South of the Border motel. The
previous theory had been that there were no humans in South
Carolina until some time last week, when some tourists from
Connecticut accidentally took the wrong exit on their way to
Jon Stewart reports on the 'Goddening' of America.
- The Daily Show reveals that,
according to recently declassified documents, America's
intelligence service, uh 'blows.'
- As long as I made the reference, here's
South of the Border Online!
- You East Coasters surely remember the drive to Florida on
I-95, punctuated for 300 miles by billboards advertising the
motel and amusement complex, their language filled with corny
puns in politically incorrect "Jose Jimenez" Mexican-speak like
"Pedro's weather forecast: Chili Today, Hot Tamale". The
billboards are more PC these days, but the kitschy tourist trap
is still there, a reminder of a simpler time.
- The web site is still as tacky as ever. "Pedro got 112
meelion amigos, who stay weeth heem, opp teel now all satisfy
come back, send frans...thees make pedro ver' HAPPEE...like for
frans come back all time...pedro hope YOU make 112 meelion and
wan happee amigos! you come back soon, too, yes?"
Jon Stewart speaks with Thomas Frank, author of "What's the Matter
Experimental NASA jet reaches Mach 10. In theory, it
could fly around the world in less than four hours, NY to LA in a
"Fear Factor" champ Monica Jackson in drunken row , and The
Smoking Gun is there. "At one point, she walked up to a
cop, wrapped her arm around his neck and, with her free hand,
grabbed the officer's crotch. 'Take me home,' she exclaimed."
Holtz out, Spurrier in?
Britney and Kevin to come out with a his-and-her clothing line.
Because every guy wants to dress like some guy who does whatever
that guy does when he's not having sex with Britney. Or maybe guys
just want to dress like a guy who has sex with Britney.
Angelina Jolie wants to be a Bond girl! That headline
may be a bit misleading. Actually, her dream is to be a Bond
Iraq had a program to trade oil-for-food. Australia will swap
"STUDIOS SUE PIXAR, DEMAND BAD MOVIES." "The complaint
alleges that with its sixth consecutive profitable and critically
acclaimed film in The Incredibles, Pixar is overturning a
decades-long public relations campaign waged by Hollywood studios
to convince the public that itís impossible to consistently make
high quality films"
ESPN picks the 10 worst sports/music crossovers.
Seattle's night club for the fully hip - no, wait, make that for
full hips. Checking out the clubs for chubs.
Kerry considering lawsuit against Swift Boat author.
A congressman has the solution to a reporter's taping the shooting
of a Fallujah combatant by a Marine - get rid of the reporters!
WORLD'S GREATEST PICKUP LINE: 'I'M A BIG FAN OF SPONGEBOB
At 73, Shatner's at 'full gallop'
Celebrity Face-off: WHO HAS THE MOST STAR-POWER?
- Jack breaks his crown ...
Nursery rhyme violence 'tops TV'.
Flushing out the Reformation - Martin Luther's toilet found.
This is the very seat of the Protestant Movement. This is where
the eternally constipated Luther hoped to create the 95 Feces, but
had to settle for Theses instead. This is where he would retreat
after an exhausting Diet.
Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell are reteaming to produce a remake of
the cult hit The Evil Dead (They will produce, but
Raimi will NOT direct. Campbell - ???)
Playmate Gallery - Natalia Sokolova, April, 1999 - Courtesy of
Four free short videos from Playboy Plus!
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The following took place between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. on BBC 2
last Wednesday. Scottish-born actress Neve McIntosh gets
pretty raunchy on British network TV with her hubby in the
series "Bodies" (2004). We had a collage of this scene a
couple of days ago and I read somewhere that this would be
on BBC 2 last Wednesday, so guess who was ready to record
this and make 2 clips from it? I'm a bit surprised here
because I didn't even know such content was allowed on
public TV in the UK.
Scoop's note: I'm sure glad that
British TV isn't under the auspices of the FCC.
Der letzte Zeuge (1998)
And as an extra bonus Berlin-born actress Gesine Cukrowski
gives up the goodies in 1998's Der letzte Zeuge (The last
witness). She is quite successful in Germany and some may
also remember her from a small part in in the not so good
That's it for today.
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 mixed bag of 'caps and vids.
First up, 'caps and clips from "Alien Avengers" (1996) and "Alien Avengers II" (1998). Both are lo-budget flicks written by "MAD TV" cast member Michael McDonald, and starring George Wendt and Anastasia Sakelaris. Sakelaris has a face that is as cute as can be, plus a great all natural pair.
- Anastasia Sakelaris toplessness and thong views in "Alien Avengers".
- Anastasia Sakelaris zipped .wmvs
- Anastasia Sakelaris topless in "Alien Avengers II".
- Anastasia Sakelaris zipped .wmv
Next up...Janet Margolin is probably not a name that you recognize, but I am willing to bet me lucky charms that you've seen her several times.
Some of her credits include:
"The Greatest Story Ever Told" (1965).
"Morituri" (1965) (One of my favorite Brando movies. Co-starring Yul Brynner in an equally powerful performance. Plus Margolin was young and gorgeous).
"Nevada Smith (1966), starring Steve McQueen.
Woody Allen's "Take the Money and Run" (1969).
"Annie Hall" (1977)
and of course..."Ghostbusters II" (1989)
Here she is briefly baring her breasts in a couple of scenes from the Jonathan Demme film "Last Embrace" (1979), starring Roy Scheider, Charles Napier and Christopher Walken.
- Janet Margolin
- Janet Margolin zipped .wmvs
Last but not least, some assorted video clips.
Two classic nude scenes from the 80's favorite, "Risky Business".
- Rebecca De Mornay, getting it on with Tom Cruise.
- Francine Locke, the fantasy shower girl scene.
- Susan Player (who was featured yesterday in the Ghost's coverage of "Invasion of the Bee Girls"). Here she is topless and rockin' the van in a scene from "The Pom Pom Girls" (1976).
'Caps and comments by Dann:
"She Killed in Ecstasy"
Noted sleaze director Jess Franco was a busy man in 1971. Immediatedly after finishing the notorious Vampyros Lesbos, he churns out this crime/horror flick using much of the same cast including star Soledad Miranda, plenty naked as usual.
Not as warped as Vampyros, Ecstasy tells of a young woman bent on revenge. When her doctor husband kills himself after a medical committee shuts down his research into human embryos, branding him an unethical monster, she decides to eliminate the members of the comittee (male and female) one by one, by killing them in the middle of sex.
Schmaltzy and campy and lame and sexy and fun to watch, a slightly lower-key Franco but Franco nevertheless.
||Sarandon showing off a ton of cleavage at a recent red carpet event.
|Señor Skin takes a look at the 1991 Oliver Stone movie, "The Doors". There seems to be a love it or hate it reaction to this movie, but one thing has been agreed on by both sides, Val Kilmer IS Jim Morrison in this movie.
Personally, I kinda liked it for three reasons:
1.The Doors had some good tunes.
2.The last time I watched it I was under the influence of at least 2 or 3 drugs (some legal) and it seemed to have more meaning for me in that state of mind.
3.The chick I was watching it with loved it, so it got me laid.
But let's not forget that there is also some pretty good nudity from Meg Ryan, Kathleen Quinlan and Kristina Fulton.
Subject: Nudity on Wednesday night's "LAX"?
I swear that last night, in the opening minutes of L.A.X., when Heather Locklear was leaving the house of her lover and turned back to speak to him, intercut in the scene was two quick shots of 1.) a breast with an erect nipple, and a microsecond later, 2.) a man's mouth sucking on said breast.
I've never done L.S.D. so.... Did anyone else in the Scoopy Universe see this???
Subject: ABC Football ad
Greetings from the sticks! The only thing I see wrong with the ABC football clip with Nicolette is they cropped too far up when she jumped into his arms! Let's see that butt!
|Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
Pat's comments in yellow...
TRADE IN ASHLEE CD FOR SOMETHING DECENT
Run Down This Pedestrian - Citing Ashlee Simpson's lousy music and
lip-synching, a New York-based group called H.O.P.E. (Horrified Observers of Pedestrian
Entertainment), in league with Rhino Records, is letting people swap her CD
"Autobiography" for one "of higher entertainment quality." Visitors to
www.hopeinamerica.com can trade for a CD by the Ramones, X, Ray Charles, Brian Wilson,
the Grateful Dead or Joni Mitchell. H.O.P.E. has also protested Jimmy
Fallon's movie "Taxi" and a Paris Hilton book signing.
But really, Ashlee is a new low.
They discovered that Paris couldn't even write her name.
Trading Ashlee Simpson for a Ray Charles CD is like getting a Rolex in
exchange for a bag of dog poop.
Ashlee has no excuse for being so awful: if you're just going to
lip-synch, you can lip-synch to the Ramones!
Can I trade in photos of Ashlee Simpson for photos of Jessica Simpson?
GRANNY PANTIES COMING BACK
They're Riding Up In Popularity - Bridget Jones is a trendsetter: Australian
underwear companies say big granny panties are coming back. Retailers report
that women are "taking a more feminine approach to underwear" and abandoning
G-strings for the new "boy-leg" panties that give them more coverage. Even men
buying sexy underwear for women are opting for boy-legs over G-strings. And
they'll only get bigger: next year, a top lingerie maker will launch a line of
full cotton bloomers.
At least it'll be easier to get into a woman's panties because
there'll be enough room for two.
Every year, panties will get bigger...just like women's butts.
If a man prefers boy-legs over G-strings, then he probably really prefers