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"The World is not Enough" (1999)

The World is not Enough (1999) has been a popular topic for two days in Funhouse, so I had to see it. Connery and Moore (despite his critics) brought enthusiasm, style, grace, sophistication and energy to the role of James Bond. Pierce Brosnan is more like an LAPD detective whose idea of a wild time is Knott's Berry Farm. Also, neither Goldeneye nor The World is Not Enough are based on a Flemming book. Any competent painter can copy Picasso's style, but not his genius. I am afraid the same is true of people trying to create Bond stories. I am a huge Sophie Marceau fan, but did not find her villainous enough in this role. Others praise the well-rounded character. She definitely is still attractive enough to be a Bond woman. I also had trouble believing Denise Richards as a PhD in nuclear physics and a woman with a past, but she was an appealing character nonetheless. I am still not sure why I dislike Brosnan as Bond so much, but part of it is that he is too young to have that much experience, and he is not British enough. He is also too easily rattled.

The plot, which seems to have been created after the action scenes and special effects were planed, has Marceau, with the help of a man who kidnapped her, then was shot with the worlds slowest moving bullet (it is taking months to work its way through his brain and kill him) stealing weapons grade plutonium, then using it to cause meltdown on a Soviet sub in Istanbul. The idea is to destroy all but her oil pipeline, giving her an oil monopoly. In a sub-plot actually lifted from Flemming, "M" is kidnapped by the bad guys. The title sequences were computer generated and mostly pastels. People praise the score, but I think the band name "Garbage" says it all.

Maltin gives it 2.5 stars, and Berardinelli likes it at three. IMDB readers say 6.7/10, and the critics are split about 50/50. Budget was $120m, and gross is well over $200m. It was on as many as 3,163 screens at its peak. Is it the worst? Possibly. Famke put Goldeneye above The World is not Enough in my opinion. I have not yet seen Tomorrow Never Dies. I will have a wrap-up when I finish the series. Again, the box office success is a testament to the formula. I hope the next in the series has a strong villain, and has Brosnan mature in the role.

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  • Denise Richards (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Serena Scott Thomas (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  • Sophie Marceau (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19)
  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
    The film du jour is Nightwatch, a disappointing pseudo-Fincher exercise in dim lighting. Lots of talent went into it. Ewan McGregor starred, and Steven Soderbergh (director of Erin Brockovich) wrote the final script, but this movie is ultra boring and obvious, and poor McGregor must have studied his American at the Dick van Dyke school of accents, Graham Chapman division.

    It is gradually sinking into my thick skull that Mr McGregor is very overrated. He's actually quite poor in this movie. He does an impersonation of Jim Carrey impersonating Ron Howard.

    Call me nuts, but I think if you're going to do a treatise on the metaphysics of evil, I think it should be either intelligent or frightening. Maybe even both. This movie is creepy, and grungy, and dark enough, but poor lighting alone is just poor lighting, not atmosphere. The completed film sat on the shelf for two years before they released it, so that should tell you more than anything I can say.

    The rest of today's material comes from TomCat. Two gorgeous French babes. Arielle Dombasle is seen in "Pauline", and Carole Bouquet from Bunuel's well known "Obscure Object of Desire"

  • Anais Evans, "Nightwatch" (1, 2)
  • Alix Koromzay, "Nightwatch"
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  • Arielle Dombasle, "Pauline" (1, 2, 3)
  • Carole Bouquet, "Obscure Object of Desire"
  • WhyScan's UK Celebrity Report
    BIG NEWS from the Sun!


    Showbiz Reporter

    SENSATIONAL Kelly Brook rehearses her role in a red-hot stage play - and lifts the curtain on her sexiest showbiz part.

    Kelly, 21 today, gave a preview of her upper circles as she prepared for her debut in the drama Eye Contact, in which she plays a table dancer.

    The former Big Breakfast presenter - who once pledged NEVER to bare her 32E charms - will go topless every night in the show, which began last night.

    A spokesman for the sell-out production, at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, West London, said yesterday: "This might change in future, but at the moment there will be one topless scene involving Kelly each night."

    Yesterday Kelly teased Sun readers by refusing to say if she she'd strip. But her secret's out now. And as our pictures show, she has outstanding theatrical talents.

  • Kelly topless!
  • Kelly working the pole. (not topless)

    Jr. here...offering a larger, bonus version of Kelly Brook topless!

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    Francine Dee
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
    Figure most of the regulars will be busy today, so before I wander off here is today's stuff, comprised of only one woman.

    Francine Dee is a Filipina model who does car shows in Japan ("notice the sleek lines, the finely polished hood ornaments, and the car ain't bad either"); you can find her in two states of disharmony with nature. In the first four scans she is blonde and in the fifth she has had implanted a couple of retired Goodyear blimps. Ahhh, the wonders of modern technology... including chads and Butterball turkeys. May you get your fill of each this fine day.

    Brooke Bundy
    (1, 2)
    Brooke has a minor part in the western movie Firecreek. I found it an entertaining movie and pits James Stewart (as Sheriff) against Henry Fonda (as the head baddie). The caps are from early on in the movie when the outlaw gang is arriving in the town. Brooke gets wet as the outlaws frighten her. The caps are non-nude, but very nice! Is that a thong she's wearing?
    (1, 2)
    "The Trip" is one of those 60s psychedelic drug movies. It's about a director who decides to experiment with LSD. Not a lot of nudity, just some topless dancers with bodies painted.
    Rosa Blasi
    (1, 2, 3)
    The movie is "God's Favorite" and is the story of General Noriega, played by Bob Hoskins. Rosa is his girl friend and shows some topless action. Overall, I enjoyed the movie. It was a bit bloody and not too many came out smelling like roses.
    Joanna Pacula
    (1, 2, 3, 4)
    These caps came from "The Art of Murder". Unfortunately, the full frontal nudity is by Sheri Noel who was Joanna's body double. Joanna must be feeling her age.
    Carrie Stevens
    (1, 2)
    This is the contribution from Wild On. I gather she is a bunny babe, she certainly wasn't hosting a segment because of her personality. Nice jugs though!
    Andrea Marcovicci

    Annie McEnroe

    "The Hand" is the story of a cartoonist played by Michael Cain. Andrea Marcovicci played his wife and displays some pokie action. Michael Cain loses a hand in a motor accident and takes up teaching instead. Annie McEnroe is topless and one of his students. If you're into the horror gendre you'll probably enjoy the movie.
    Sara Jessica Parker SJP playing with a variety of adult toys from "Sex and the City". Oh, and there's some pretty good see-thru nipple exposure too! (Well, pretty good for SJP.)
    Mimi Rogers Topless scenes from "The Rapture".
    Jamie Lee Curtis From "Trading Places". Jamie topless, in her prime and pretty darn close to perfect!
    and ...
    Kate Groombridge Soaking wet in a white tank top...the next best thing to actually nudity! Scan by Proteus.
    Lydie Denier Vidcaps by Don Bun of the French B-movie actress topless, and getting felt up in scenes from "Invasion of Privacy".
    Madonna Naked...Yawn. Vidcaps from her super lame movie, "Body of Evidence"
    Kari Wuhrer Vidcaps by Scanman of Kari topless, plus a very nice thong view in scenes from "The Crossing Guard".
    Liz Hurley
    (1, 2)
    #1 is a color version of Liz's recent nip slip caught by the paparazzi. Thanks to Sisyphus. #2 is from Freakie. Also a paparazzi pic, but it's cleavage only.
    Tara Reid I'm not much of a fan of most of the "new wave" of young actress. Just pretty packages with no substance that will be marketed for a quick buck then forgotten about in a year or two. But hey, I guess for now she has her fans. So enjoy.
    Amy Lindsay
    (1, 2)
    Playing a stripper in scenes from "Forbidden Sins".
    Kirstine Carlstrand More from "Forbidden Sins".
    Samantha Janus
    (1, 2)
    Breast exposure in scenes from the UK movie "Imogen's Face".
    The Funnies
    Thanks to SD....

    A recent survey was conducted to discover why men get out of bed in the middle of the night...

  • 5% said it was to get a glass of water
  • 12% said it was to go to the toilet
  • 83% said it was to go home


    We will no longer accept a doctor statement as proof of sickness. If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.

    Operations are now banned. As long as you are an employee here, you need all your organs. You should not consider removing anything. We hired you intact. To have something removed constitutes a breach of employment.

    This is no excuse for missing work. There is nothing you can do for dead friends, relatives or coworkers. Every effort should be made to have non-employees attend to the arrangements. In rare cases, where employee involvement is necessary, the funeral should be scheduled in the late afternoon. We will be glad to allow you to work through your lunch hour and subsequently leave one hour early, provided you share of the work is done enough to keep the job going in your absence.

    This will be accepted as an excuse. However, we require at least two weeks notice as it is your duty to train your replacement.

    Entirely too much time is being spent in the rest room. In the future, we will follow the practice of going in alphabetical order. For instance, those whose names begin with 'A' will go from 8:00 to 8:10, employees whose names begin with 'B' will go from 8:10 to 8:20 and so on. If you're unable to go at your time, it will be necessary to wait until the next day when your time comes again. In extreme emergencies employees may swap their time with a coworker. In writing, both employees' supervisors must approve this exchange. In addition, there is now a strict 3-minute time limit in the stalls. At the end of 3 minutes, an alarm bell will sound, the toilet paper roll will retract, and the stall door will open.

    The following helpful guide has been prepared to help our employees better understand their paychecks:

    Item Amount Gross pay $1,212.02
    Income tax $244.40
    Outgo tax $45.21
    State tax $11.61
    Interstate tax $61.10
    County tax $6.11
    City tax $12.22
    Rural tax $4.44
    Back tax $1.91
    Front tax $1.16
    Side tax $1.61
    Up tax $2.24
    Tic-Tacs $2.98
    Thumbtacks $3.93
    Carpet tacks $1.98
    Stadium tax $2.69
    Flat tax $8.32
    Surtax $3.46
    Corporate tax $2.60
    Parking fee $7.00
    FICA $81.88
    TGIF Fund $9.95
    Life insurance $7.85
    Health insurance $17.23
    Dental insurance $5.50
    Mental insurance $5.33
    Disability $3.50
    Ability $1.25
    Liability $3.41
    Unreliability $10.99
    Coffee $16.85
    Coffee Cups $66.51
    Floor rental $16.85
    Chair rental $1.32
    Desk rental $14.32
    Union dues $25.85
    Union don'ts $3.77
    Cash advance $0.69
    Cash retreats $121.35
    Overtime $1.26
    Undertime $54.83
    Eastern time $9.00
    Central time $8.00
    Mountain time $7.00
    Pacific time $6.00
    Time Out $12.21
    Oxygen $10.02
    Water $16.54
    Heat $51.42
    Cool air $26.83
    Hot air $28.13
    Miscellaneous $113.29
    Sundry $14.09
    Various $8.01
    Net Take Home Pay $6.02

    Thank you for your loyalty to our company. We are here to provide a positive employment experience. All questions, comments, concerns, complaints, frustrations, irritations, aggravations, insinuations, allegations, accusations, contemplation's, consternation's, or input should be directed elsewhere.

    Have a nice week.


    * FIRE! FIRE! Everyone get out now!
    * And now we remove the subject's brain and place it in the body of the ape.
    * Don't worry. I think it's sharp enough.
    * Uh-oh.
    * I don't know where that came from! Just put it over there.
    * Better crank up that anesthesia.
    * I don't think that was supposed to come off.
    * Gonna have to stop here, his insurance won't pay for the rest.
    * Well, it's five o'clock! We'll just put this off till tomorrow.
    * Hey....maybe the janitor knows what this is.

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