Species III (2004) follows the rules for a threequel. They decreased the budget (shooting on HD Video), increased the nudity, and opened up the story for more sequels. Considering the budget, the film looks really good. Special effects are well done, and they planned from the beginning on bringing CGi to clean up and spice up the film. Some of the lighting is as good as I have seen on HDTV. The daughter of Eve has her shot at mating and furthering her species with the aid of young scientists. The fly in the ointment is twofold. Pesky federal types are out to exterminate the species, and there are half breeds who have weak immune systems and are looking for genetic answers to their survival.
Nudity includes breasts and buns from Sunny Mabrey as the new species, and full frontal from Amelia Cooke as a halfling. A hallmark of the franchise has been uninhibited nudity from the "species" and it continues here. Both actresses seem completely at ease naked.
IMDb readers have this at 3.5 of 10. It went direct to cable, and is now available in an Unrated DVD version. It didn't have the energy of the original, and at no time was the audience in peril from this alien threat, so it was hard to become emotionally involved. The film makers did a very nice job with what they had to work with, but this could have used a lot more script. Low D+.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
I reviewed this a long
time ago. It is now out on Region 2 DVD, so ICMS capped this
scene. I made the still collages from his film clip.
The weasel of the day award goes to The College Board.
The Board, which owns the SAT college entrance exam, is demanding
that its chief critic remove from its web site data showing that
minority and poor students scored lower than white and upper-class
kids. Why, you ask? Because it is false? Nope. Because it is
misleading? Nope. Because it is irrelevant? Nope. The College
Board claims their critics violated copyright law by posting the
scores without permission! They issued no response to the actual
criticisms. In other words, their response is basically this:
"Yes, it is true that our test completely sucks, and everything
our critics say is correct. But the copyright laws permit us to
keep that a secret!!!" I believe this is known as the Richard
Nixon "you can't criticize the President because it is harmful to
national security" defense.
An editorial about the murder of Theo van Gogh - written by ...
(wait for it) ... Pat Sajak
Afghan authorities plan to develop bin Laden's Tora Bora hideout
into a tourist attraction.
Adriana Lima's nipple slips out during photo shoot.
Folklore's portents warn of cold times.
JoBlo's Hottie Update!
The Jeopardy nerd makes a funny!
The Box Office for Friday shows Closer doing better than expected,
earning fourth place - and within a shout of second place -
despite being on just 476 screens. It took in twice as
much as Alexander, on 1/5 as many screens!
An advance review of Zeffirelli's new film, Callas Forever, a
slightly fictionalized biopic of the opera diva.
The people of Tucson show the proper respect for the Sacred Cheese
Sandwich. Friday night - Jim rolls into Vegas with the
Production stills from the December releases
Free Playmate Gallery - Irina Voronina, January 2002 - Courtesy of
Four free sample vids from Playboy's Twins & Sisters!
'Shrek 2' Leads People's Choice Film Nominees
The new Lindsay Lohan album is online for free - legally
This site archives links to every possibe "Best of 2004 list".
Use the e-mail link to add to it yourself if you know of any he
Germans like Big Butts.
Emperor allows Darth Rumsfeld to maintain control of the Death
OLIVER Stone's next film will explore the possibility of an affair
between former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and
President Ronald Reagan. No problem for me, as long as
Jessica Alba plays the young, foxy Thatcher in the sex scenes.
- From the "I didn't make up one word of this" department:
Denver Christmas Parade denies Christian groups a float for
caroling, but allows one for Lesbian & Transgendered Native
Americans. I would write a letter of protest, but I'm
too busy. I'm the soloist for the Carpet Caroling tonight at my
- One word:
- More PC madness:
Sydney's mayor decorates city hall with one meager, Charlie Brown
The computer term 'master/slave,' which was banned as racially
offensive by a Los Angeles County purchasing department, was named
the most politically incorrect term of the year on Thursday.
Brown University students promote local produce with a nude
calendar. Next year, they hope to promote nudity with a
Sen. McCain throws baseball a hard slider. McCain gave
baseball two months to crack down on steroids, or else he'll do it
Brad Pitt has revealed he was told to sign up for acting classes
when he first started attending Hollywood auditions.
It's a shame he didn't listen.
Can a person be buried in the backyard rather than a cemetery?
Supermodel Klum Dishes Pearls of Wisdom, Saucy Pix:
"When supermodel Heidi Klum decided to write a book, she didn't
want it to be just a picture book. She wanted to offer some words
of wisdom. Of course the book, 'Heidi Klum's body of knowledge,'
does have pictures -- 400 of them to be precise, including a
number of nude shots."
Three new movies from "30 Second Bunny Theater"
Asked whether or not 'Indy 4' will still be made, and whether he
will star, Harrison Ford answered, 'No doubt about it.'"
- Concerned about the recent backlash over the Janet Jackson
incident and the FCC's apparent determination to enforce its
decency rules to the letter,
Sony Film Classics has asked director Michael Radford to digitally
retouch a scene in his The Merchant of Venice in which a naked
cupid is shown in a 16th century Veronese fresco
Colorado Rockies pitcher Denny Neagle was arrested early Friday
for allegedly paying a woman $40 to blow him while he was driving.
The various trailers for Ocean's Twelve. Based on the
trailer, this may be a big disappointment.
Our first look at the trailer for The Wedding Crashers.
Comedy starring the usual; suspects: Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.
The film follows two sneaky guys who crash weddings to meet women.
Things get complicated, however, when Wilson's character falls
hard for a bridesmaid (McAdams) whose family is American royalty
-- her dad is the secretary of the treasury (Christopher Walken).
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
Sam Whiskey (1969)
Angie Dickinson was really good at ... um ... I have
no frickin' idea what she was supposed to be good at, or how Angie
got to be a star, but she looked good, and she always hung around
with the coolest crowd. If Sinatra and Bert Bacharach were in town,
you know Angie was nearby. She was like the really pretty girl in
your high school who wasn't really very clever or talented, but all
the coolest guys wanted to date her anyway, because she was gorgeous
and a good sport and was reputed to have ... um ... special skills.
I wouldn't know. I wasn't cool enough to date those girls. I always
dated the ones who wore leotards 24/7, read Kafka, and wrote poetry.
They were our generation's equivalent of Goths.
Hey, they were available. What can I say?
Anyway, you have to love any woman who does a nude
love scene with Bill Shatner (in Big Bad Mama).
Angie's not quite nude this time, although she
flashes a little here and there in this Burt Reynolds movie which
basically stars TV actors. The wimpy guy who played Dobie's English
teacher and Patty Duke's father is in it, for example, and that big
guy with the cool voice who played Cheyenne. Frankly, I can't
remember whether I have ever seen this flick, but I found it
nostalgic to watch the clip.
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
I've noticed the region 1 DVD of Troy will not be available
until next month, nearly two months after its region 2
release. Let me ease the pain somewhat by offering my fellow
Fun House readers a clip of the only nude scene in this flick.
Diane Kruger, also known as Diane Heidkrüger before she
dropped the first part of her name in honor of her dad Freddy,
is showing her buns to Paris and the audience.
IMO there were only two actors in this movie who tried to make
something of their role, the rest seemed only there to collect
their paychecks although they didn't have much to work with, to be
honest. One of the "performers" is of course British Peter
O'Toole, the other is Australian actress Rose Byrne. She played
the part of Briseis, the Trojan royal who falls in the hands of
the Greeks. I found her the only character you could care for, and
each time you wondered what was going to happen to her, the film
cut away to another scene. Very frustrating.
Maybe they should have situated this story in the present.
Let's imagine for instance the British Prince visiting the
American President in the White House. The Bonnie Prince does a
runner with the First Lady and spirits her back to Buckingham
Palace. The Warrior President unleashes his Shakram and his
invincible army upon an Empire not defeated since 1066. Wow,
imagine those battle scenes. I'll stop here. It's obvious that
I've watched too many episodes of Xena Warrior Princess and can't
think straight anymore.
The Goddess of 1967 (2000)
Rose Byrne doesn't show any skin in Troy, but she did in the 2000
movie "The Goddess of 1967", a film about a Japanese guy who comes
to Australia to buy a vintage car, a right hand drive French Citroën
DS (déesse=goddess in French). Rose and the man from the land of
the rising sun get very close as you can see in these four
clips. So, that puts at least one of the gods back in Troy.
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 couple of quick vids from Monday night's episode of "Las Vegas". The highlight of course was Nikki Cox showing partial breast views while taking a bath with Josh Duhamel. But not to worry Marcil fans...she showed some very nice pokies.
'Caps and comments by Hankster:
Today we take a look at Jenya Lano in "Stealing Candy".
Certainly not a great movie, but I have seen worse. (that has to be an understatement when you look at some of the crap that I have capped.)
Jenya is the highlight of this flick as she displays her ample bosom. They even had a brief "Damsel in Distress" scene.
- Jenya Lano
'Caps and comments by Vejiita:
I sent in some caps of Eva Longoria the other day. One small problem though....it wasn't her. All the reviews and even the box of the movie makes you think that she is the main character, however, the actress is actually a girl name Yancy Mendia.
Honestly, I wasn't sure. I noticed the differences from her present look, but went by the box and guessed that make up and/or character were reasons she didn't look like a Desparate Housewife. Anyway...here are the corrected 'caps of Mendia.
- Yancy Mendia
Next up, some 'caps of the beautiful Korean Actress, Kim Hye-soo. Here we see her showing lots of skin in scenes from the movie "Hypnotized".
- Kim Hye-soo
DeadLamb's latest batch of 'caps featuring some of this week's prime time skin.
|Two of the "Desperate Housewives" looking gorgeous.
|Two 'caps of everyone's favortie blonde bimbo pop-star. Link #1 is another sneak preview of her dressed up as Daisy Duke on the set of the big screen version of "The Dukes of Hazzard". Link #2 features Simpson doing some slutty dance moves while wearing skin tight clothes on her recent Holiday special.
|A nice set of 'caps to go with the Ghost's video clips. Here are two of the "Las Vegas" babes in scenes from Monday night's episode. Marcil shows cleavage and pokies, Cox of course shows partial breast views while in the tub.
|The beautiful Colombian actress showing some very nice cleavage during a guest spot on the ABC comedy "Rodney". You may recognize her from the movies "Big Trouble" and "Chasing Papi".
|Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
||The "Saturday Night Live" babes making an appearance on Leno. Fey shows a little leg, Poehler shows a little cleavage.
||The supermodel and actress showing some cleavage while visiting Letterman.
||This is a great find by DeadLamb. We've mentioned before that prior to her hit series "Lost", Lilly did commercials for a dating "chatline" (the kind you see ads for at 2am). Here is an ad featuring Lilly posing while on the phone...because of course, this is the kind of girl you would meet when calling a chatline at 2am.