Scoop

Scoop

DVD - 2006
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A college journalist comes across clues to a string of murders that leads her to a handsome businessman who draws her in with his mysterious charm.
Publisher: Montréal : Alliance Atlantis, [2006]
Branch Call Number: FIC Scoop 6998tv 1
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Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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jimg2000
May 26, 2018

Aided by a American magician with corny prestidigitations (Woody) and a ghost of a legendary journalist (McShane), a vacationing bespectacled nerdy journalism student (Johansson) investigated a handsome (Jackman) British aristocrat’s connection to a serial killer in London. Besides the charming ghostly subplots, a credible romantic mystery comedy with Woody making fun of the Brits and Johansson playing a babe in the woods with a straight face. LOL.

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fdb045
Sep 17, 2015

Fun, light movie. Personally, i prefer W Allen movies without him acting in it.

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JeanieG
Oct 06, 2013

This was a fun movie with a surprise ending that wasn't that much of a surprise. But it was light and entertaining and very Woody Allen.

Vincent T Lombardo Feb 25, 2013

A very charming, funny, and entertaining movie, with a great plot that will keep you in suspense.

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stse88
May 28, 2012

Boring movie. Pretty lame acting by Scarlett Johansson as well. Don't bother.

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bstudent
Jan 06, 2012

funny. witty. better than i gave it time for and will look for it again.

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bookpusher
Jan 03, 2012

I'm a huge Hugh Jackman fan...but this movie should NOT go on his resume....

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bdls206
Sep 11, 2011

While the acting was decent, and the cast was great I just couldn't get in to this one. Which is disappointing since I'm a pretty big Woody Allen fan. If your a fan of Allen then I would check this out, otherwise I wouldn't waste my time.

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joseph
Oct 20, 2009

Good – Scoop (2006) 96 min. I love Woody Allen and this film won’t disappoint Allen fans. This story revolves around a young journalist (Scarlett Johannson), who receives a tip from the dead on the identity of the Tarot Card serial killer whose been stalking London. Woody Allen plays a magician and goes along in the investigation while Hugh Jackman plays the suspect. Woody Allen makes good pictures in terms of quality, pacing, and dialogue. And this one doesn’t disappoint with some memorable lines. Best line in the movie is from Woody Allen who’s asked at a party what his religious background is: “I was born into the Hebrew persuasion, but when I got older I converted to narcissism”. In another scene, Scarlett talks about exercising to which Woody Allen replies “I don't need to work out. My anxiety acts as aerobics”. At first, Scarlett Johansson’s character mimics the likes of Woody Allen himself but then settles down into her own personality. This is the second of Woody Allen’s British-themed trilogy: Match Point (2005), Scoop (2006), Cassandra’s Dream (2007) [all unrelated and available at OPL]. In 2008, Woody Allen features Spain in Vicky Cristina Barcelona and then returns to New York with Whatever Works in 2009 – hope OPL orders this latest one.

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bmahovac
Feb 23, 2008

Just another excuse for Woody Allen to work with gorgeous Scarlett Johansson - for die-hard Woody Allen fans only.

Scoop is one of three 2006 films to feature both the topic of magic and magicians as main characters. The other two are The Illusionist (2006) and The Prestige (2006), the second of which also stars Hugh Jackman and Scarlett Johansson. Mr Allen was tutored magic and illusion for the movie by Scott Penrose.

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jimg2000
May 26, 2018

Woody's politically incorrect dialogue:

You know, every time I come to London, this great city, I always get a sincere sensation, because you're marvelous people, beautiful humans.

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Well, I play the blues harp. It's a little metal thing you put in your mouth and makes a twanging sound. Very musical. Yes, yes. Used to be called the Jew's harp, but you know how those people are. The slightest hint of anti-Semitism and they write letters.
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You're a very sweet woman, and this has been a great group. From the bottom of my heart, I say this with all due respect. You're a wonderful... A credit to your race and a magnificent group of people. You know, I must find out who does the hedges here. Back home, my topiary moose is starting to look a little shabby around the antlers.
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I'm doing the dematerializer trick with this chick from Manchester. I don't know where they get these people, but she looked like Sitting Bull.
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I'd like to talk to these people in their own terms.

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bdls206
Sep 11, 2011

Sondra Pransky: You are a cynical crapehanger who always see the glass half-empty!
Sid Waterman: No, you're wrong. I see the glass half full, but of poison.

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bdls206
Sep 11, 2011

Sid Waterman: The man is a liar and a murderer, and I say that with all due respect.

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bdls206
Sep 11, 2011

Sid Waterman: I don't need to work out. My anxiety acts as aerobics.

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bdls206
Sep 11, 2011

Sid Waterman: I was born into the Hebrew persuasion, but when I got older I converted to narcissism.

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bdls206
Sep 11, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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bdls206
Sep 11, 2011

An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.

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bdls206
Sep 11, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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