Thighs Wide Shut Thighs Wide Shut

Monday, July 24

More Baskin
Than Tony Robbins

Cup or Cone, A Tasti D-Lite!

Scoop re-teams WoAl with his muse of the moment, ScarJo, and for this go around, the two appear together on-screen. And despite what you may think of her acting chops, the two make a purty darn good team. Wo as Splendini, aka Sid Waterman, an 8th rate Borscht Belt magician, and Scar as Sondra Pransky, the wet behind the ears (and between the thighs) budding journalism student studying abroad for the summer (man, I love studying broads!). Well, after Sondra has a run in with the spirit of recently deceased Fleet Street ace reporter Joe Strombel (Deadwood's Ian McShane), who literally jumps ship on the road to Hades just to let her in on the scoop of the century, odd couple WoJo/ScarAl pick up the case of Tarot Card Killer that's currently taking London by storm. Strombel strongly bee leaves that aristocrat Peter Lyman (the sideburnless/bladeless Hugh Jackman) may actually be the killer, and the dumb-namic duo set out to prove it the only way they know how, which is by not having a clue at all. ScarJo investigates by working her way into Lyman's pants, but of course gets more than she bargained for. As the story unfolds, we get plenty of typical Allen yuks, and an added bonus of a mystery that would even get Miss Marple's panties in a bunch.

You know dem ancient Greek comedy and tragedy theater masks? Well, if Woody Allen's return to form Match Point [review] purrfectly wore the tragedy one, then Woody Allen's return to fun Scoop mos deservedly gets to don the comedy one. Dat's right, these two British ventures from the Woodman demonstrate back-to-back consistency goodness for the first time in over ten years, since Mighty Aphrodite followed Bullets Over Broadway. Not to say that Scoop is an all time high in his comedy cannon, but solid enuff to prove that Match Point was no fluke... and Hollywurst is hoping the same as they promote this new joint as being from the director of Match Point. What, Annie Hall holds no weight anymore?

Recommended for those who like: undercover names made up on the spot like John Cock... tos... ton, Evening Standard headlines, and General Veers/Walter Donavan/Aristotle Kristatos

Possible Porno Name: Scoop Nanny

Unsatisfied with this? Netflix His Girl Friday [Trailer]

Apt MPupil3: 'Don't Fear The Reaper' by Blue Öyster Cult [d or peep SNL 'More Cowbell' skit]

IMDb Sweeney: (correct me if I'm wrong but me thinks) Toby Jones, bestest known as the voice of Dobby the House Elf in the Potter series, and the poor fellow who has to follow Phil S Hoffman's incarnation of Truman Capote in Infamous, appeared in a blink and you'll miss em cameo

Threepeat?: look for the Woodman's across the pond success to continue with his UWASP, a tale about two brothers with serious financial woes, who turn to crime, and then turn against each other. Del joint will co-star Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, and Tom Wilkinson. At this rate, he'll employ all the brightest and bestest of UK cinema. Good thing his casting peeps already had the right mind to enlist the likes of hottie Romola Garai, nottie Fenella Woolgar ('Bestest Names Award' namesake for our year end movie thang), and '06 Screen Asshole Guild - Hall of Fame UK inductee, Charles 'Lets' Dance. One suggestion for down the road: Carey Mulligan

John Grisham's Jizzum (aka Verdict): Jeepers Worth A Peepers

Scoop opens this Friday, the 28th

until next time the balcony is clothed...