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Title: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Steve-O on November 08, 2008, 10:34:45 PM
iDon't know about you, but iHaven't got the time to sift through dozens and dozens of comments pages and individual threads to find out which iRiffs are top quality.  Hence this thread, which iHope will become your one-stop shop for capsule reviews of iRiffs.  (And now iWill stop with the iStuff before iGet shot.)

Each time you take a chance on a new iRiff, do us all a favor and drop in here to let everyone know what you thought.  A couple of sentences will probably suffice, though you're welcome to write a more comprehensive review if you like.

Be honest (but not brutal -- remember, iRiffers are just geeks like you and me) and this will become a useful resource for finding new iRiffs that are worth your time and money -- not to mention directing some new traffic to the tracks that really deserve it.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on November 09, 2008, 12:55:59 AM
Good idea for a new topic.

I just watched Blame Society: Star Wars IV. Overall, very good. In fact, I think it was a much better use of Chad Vader than in Rifftrax's Episode II.

Riff Raff Theater: Tron. Excellent. Very funny throughout, reminded me of the nice riffing groove they had on Harry Potter.

Emergency Riffcast System: Super Mario Brothers. Not very good. A few good lines (OPRAH SMASH! being my favorite), but quite a few dud riffs, and LOTS of dead air. Personally, I'm of the quantity is very important school of thought on this. Because quality is more dependent on who is writing, and the time taken. Given there are no deadlines for these iRiffs, there is no excuse.

I plan on seeing D U N E next and Street Fighter (hopefully that one is better than the sample). I will report back afterward.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on November 09, 2008, 01:04:24 AM
So far of the new iRiffs I've seen Scrivener's Wrath of Khan (that I'd seen about a year ago I think) and it was very funny, and in fact it was one of the riffs that convinced me that fan riffs could be funny and thus was partly responsible for me making my own.

Also watched Hor-Riff-Ic's Friday the 13th riff, and as I posted on their comments page it made the purchase of the movie worthwhile, and thats a big deal since I could never stand that style of horror movie.  Lots of good laughs.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Rattrap007 on November 09, 2008, 04:03:51 AM
I watched

Ronin's ST: TMP - Very good but the movie drags major ass. But it is a good riff and he has me sold on future riffs

Hor-riff-ic's Friday 13th - Great job. Sold on future riffs.

Tron - I only got to watch half of it because apparently my dvd copy is crap and glitched out shortly after the tank takes out the bridge. But what I heard was good. Most likely will buy more.

Later I'm going to watch the old Gamera film riff.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on November 09, 2008, 05:28:11 AM
Just finished Blame Society's Star Wars IV riff.  Had a very slow start, a lot of the jokes hit and miss (though Chad Vader's stuff was usually pretty solid.)  It saw some definite improvement by the time Obi Wan showed up in the movie.  (BTW, awesome Alec Guinness impression.)

It was good, and I get the feeling they could get better.  I'll take a look at their next release for sure.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Scrivener on November 09, 2008, 05:55:09 AM
Watched RoninFox's Star Trek : The Motion Picture riff last night.  Good stuff, and that definitely includes the parts I didn't write. (Though they sounded more comfortable doing their own stuff, at least to me.)  There may have been timing issues here and there, but I'm never quite sure that isn't just me. (I will say that Shadow is a very effective synch-line reader.)

I will be buying more stuff from Ronin Fox Trax.  That really says all you need to know.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Conor on November 09, 2008, 11:43:59 AM
Good call Steve-o, stickied.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: invid on November 09, 2008, 11:46:16 AM
I bought the 90's Gamera riff yesterday. Very fun, though not perfect  :) He was knowledgeable about Gamera, and kept the anime porn jokes down to one. He did stumble on a couple lines and sort of run out of things to say near the end (or I was just getting sleepy), and I prefer riffs with multiple people, but those are minor things. With luck he does the other two films.

Hmm, you know, it would be fun to have a kid on this kind of riff ...
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: anais.jude on November 09, 2008, 02:30:19 PM
possibly because Gamera is friend to children?


anyway, it's no secret that I've seen Ronin's ST: TMP which is super awesome! (tell your friends then join the fanclub). I am gonna re-author riff of khan, but i probably won't watch it till the weekend. I'm also probably gonna get the star wars riff, and I want to get a short, but I need to investigate further.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on November 09, 2008, 06:00:05 PM
I bought the 90's Gamera riff yesterday. Very fun, though not perfect  :) He was knowledgeable about Gamera, and kept the anime porn jokes down to one. He did stumble on a couple lines and sort of run out of things to say near the end (or I was just getting sleepy), and I prefer riffs with multiple people, but those are minor things. With luck he does the other two films.
Thanks, mate. I know exactly what you mean with your minor annoyances. This was my first time writing and recording a full riff, so I was experimenting with a number of different (writing and recording) techniques, so it wasn't up to my own "natural flow" yet. Think of it as Season 1 MST3K. Anyways, I think I've worked out all of the bugs, so my next riffs (I have 3 or 4 of them written and ready to record) are going to be a major step up.

Thanks for watching, and stay tuned, because the best is yet to come.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: ChrisHanel on November 09, 2008, 09:36:32 PM
iJust finished watching someone go through and give everyone a low rating, again.

There really needs to be rules or prevention against this crap.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: torgosPizza on November 09, 2008, 09:39:33 PM
iJust finished watching someone go through and give everyone a low rating, again.

There really needs to be rules or prevention against this crap.

How about no voting?

Also, how did you "watch" someone go through and give everyone a low rating? I can check the database but how can you be certain?

Anyway, we'll try to get a handle on a more balanced voting system... we'll update here if with any progress.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: ChrisHanel on November 09, 2008, 09:56:30 PM
Obviously I can't "watch" it happen, but i can check the website frequently* and notice when almost every riff on the list has had their rating knocked down a peg or two all in the same short time frame.

Sorry to derail the thread, but I couldn't resist with the thread title being what it is.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on November 09, 2008, 10:46:14 PM
I don't see any way to eliminate this. Personally, I look at the 'featured iriffs' as kind of rough guide. How about posting a specific voting link (in their receipt email) only for those who purchase the iriff. This would help give a more personalized rating and keep people from just voting on what they thought of the preview.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: MontyServo on November 10, 2008, 01:27:00 AM
iJust finished watching someone go through and give everyone a low rating, again.

There really needs to be rules or prevention against this crap.

How about no voting?

Also, how did you "watch" someone go through and give everyone a low rating? I can check the database but how can you be certain?

Anyway, we'll try to get a handle on a more balanced voting system... we'll update here if with any progress.

I think this was mentioned once or twice elsewhere, but it should be set up so that you A) can't vote for your own iRiff, and B) can only vote for those iRiffs that you have purchased.

I haven't had the chance to watch any of the iRiffs yet (although I did purchase some of JoshWay's shorts off the old site, and I did see the RRT Speed riff months ago), but I might go ahead and pick up a few next time I make a Rifftrax purchase.  I won't be paying any mind to the voting on the main page when making my decision, instead going off of comments made here by folks whose opinions I trust.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Chaos on November 10, 2008, 04:38:20 AM
I know that I also advocated not being able to vote on a riff unless you have purchased it in another thread, but someone pointed out to me the very valid issue that some people will want to rate a riff based on a sample clip. i.e. if something is really stupendously stupid and lame, nobody should be forced to buy it just to tell people it sucks - otherwise that sucky riff is going to sit with a 5 star rating from the person who uploaded it and the three friends that he had come to the site and rate it for him site unseen, and it will look much better than it really is.

If people waste money on a bunch of crap that is unfairly high rated, it's going to sour the experience and iRiffs as a whole will end up losing customers. So we definitely want to be able to rate things based on sample clips as well as the final product... but we also don't want dickwads abusing the system and rating everyone other than themselves badly just to make their title jump up the list. It's a tough balance, and I'm not entirely sure what the solution should be. I know that Torgos can review the logs and see if one person is giving multiple ratings that are poor to other groups, and clean those votes out of the system, but that's going to take a lot of time, and he shouldn't have to be the vote police.

It would be nice if people weren't shitheads, but frankly that's asking way to much of some people. ;)

I'm going to start a new thread on the ratings system so we can discuss it over there without detracting from this very important thread's purpose, and maybe Torgos can drop in there from time to time and see our feedback on the issue all in one place, to save him time.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: amityisland on November 10, 2008, 05:52:21 PM
Just finished watching Friday the 13th - very pleased with it and look forward to more of Hor-riff-ic's riffs in the future.
Also got Star Wars: New Hope and downloaded Movie Asylum's Halloween and will be watching them in the next few days...plan to get the Star Trek ones and Tron after that.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on November 10, 2008, 09:24:56 PM
Just finished The Core. Good, definitely worth the buy, but not as great as a few others. I look forward to seeing more from Tom & Jon.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: bratpop on November 11, 2008, 07:59:20 AM
I just finished (hours ago) the Star Wars iRiff. If you don't buy this, you're a retarded stupid dumb idiot moron... head!

It was funnier at the beginning, but that's probably because the movie is funnier at the beginning. Not that 15 minutes of droids walking was funny, but they made it work.

I haven't laughed this hard at a "Rifftrax" in a long time. Maybe not ever, actually. I don't even think Rifftrax can do this movie now. They couldn't do it any better.

The best bits were with Greedo and Jabba. I almost stopped breathing.

I think Chad Vader kinda slips when he goes off on weird tangents. He works better with a short, serious line. When he starts talking like he's a regular person, it's like if Christopher Walken said something normal. He sang a little too much.

If every iRiff was as good as this one... that would be impossible. Either Blame Society needs to stop riffing or everyone else does.

We have too much to live up to now. Even Mike needs to raise his game. (Is that an expression?)

Hopefully these nutballs will be on Rifftrax Presents in the future. Maybe even take over the company.

Oh how I wish I was them.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: anais.jude on November 11, 2008, 08:23:30 AM
I just finished (hours ago) the Star Wars iRiff. If you don't buy this, you're a retarded stupid dumb idiot moron... head!

It was funnier at the beginning, but that's probably because the movie is funnier at the beginning. Not that 15 minutes of droids walking was funny, but they made it work.

I haven't laughed this hard at a "Rifftrax" in a long time. Maybe not ever, actually. I don't even think Rifftrax can do this movie now. They couldn't do it any better.

The best bits were with Greedo and Jabba. I almost stopped breathing.

I think Chad Vader kinda slips when he goes off on weird tangents. He works better with a short, serious line. When he starts talking like he's a regular person, it's like if Christopher Walken said something normal. He sang a little too much.

If every iRiff was as good as this one... that would be impossible. Either Blame Society needs to stop riffing or everyone else does.

We have too much to live up to now. Even Mike needs to raise his game. (Is that an expression?)

Hopefully these nutballs will be on Rifftrax Presents in the future. Maybe even take over the company.

Oh how I wish I was them.

I am amazed at your ability to be supportive to one set of riffers, yet so degrading to ALL THE OTHERS, at the same time.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: bratpop on November 11, 2008, 08:29:48 AM
Degrading? Hey, you can't beat perfection. It is NOT personal. But this riff is clearly the cream of the crop. I included myself in the list of people who could never top this, and that list includes everyone but Chuck Norris.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: anais.jude on November 11, 2008, 08:38:18 AM
Degrading? Hey, you can't beat perfection. It is NOT personal. But this riff is clearly the cream of the crop. I included myself in the list of people who could never top this, and that list includes everyone but Chuck Norris.

Except that you have openly admitted to not watching the other iRiffs, so how can you judge? Was it really that hard just to talk about them without comparing them to riffs you haven't watched?

Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: bratpop on November 11, 2008, 08:47:58 AM
Well don't go on about it. Sheesh. If you actually ARE an iRiffer, you can easily take it as a challenge to make a better iRiff than this one. Prove me wrong. I don't care. Clearly I was using hyperbole to make a point, not "degrading" things I've never seen. It's not like I said it was better than a brontosaurus.

I've seen plenty of "degrading" comments about iRiffs here already, and I'm not the one making them.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: James of LinHood on November 11, 2008, 09:08:16 AM
Well don't go on about it. Sheesh. If you actually ARE an iRiffer, you can easily take it as a challenge to make a better iRiff than this one. Prove me wrong. I don't care. Clearly I was using hyperbole to make a point, not "degrading" things I've never seen. It's not like I said it was better than a brontosaurus.

I've seen plenty of "degrading" comments about iRiffs here already, and I'm not the one making them.

In this case, I agree with bratpop.  After all, taste is subjective.  Besides, it's hard to take offense at someone who clearly states that they have not even seen your product.

Still, I do prefer that people listen to my iRiff first before telling me that it sucks.   :P
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: anais.jude on November 11, 2008, 09:12:40 AM
Well, I suppose I misinterpreted Bratpop. I'm sorry.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: bratpop on November 11, 2008, 09:15:14 AM
You know what, though I was clearly tonguing my cheek, I retract any and all comparisons (except to those Rifftrax I already own). I don't want to sound like some psycho fanboy saying Star Wars is better than every other movie ever made even though I haven't seen ANY other movie.

Still, iRiffs are going to be hard pressed to find a better (more popular, more requested) movie to riff. And I honestly don't know what it would take for me to buy another riff of A New Hope. I hope Blame Society does Empire with Mike.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: anais.jude on November 11, 2008, 09:31:38 AM
You know what, though I was clearly tonguing my cheek, I retract any and all comparisons (except to those Rifftrax I already own). I don't want to sound like some psycho fanboy saying Star Wars is better than every other movie ever made even though I haven't seen ANY other movie.

Still, iRiffs are going to be hard pressed to find a better (more popular, more requested) movie to riff. And I honestly don't know what it would take for me to buy another riff of A New Hope. I hope Blame Society does Empire with Mike.

Bratpop and anais.jude; friends and pals


and I wouldalso like to see Blame Society riff Empire with Mike.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: pezdrake on November 11, 2008, 11:57:08 AM
I just used my morning to watch Josh's new one: Voyage to Prehistoric Planet.  After converting it to an easier to watch MPEG all night long.  IT was my way of honoring America's veteran's. 

Good as usual though I enjoyed Wasp Woman far more.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 11, 2008, 03:18:12 PM
I just used my morning to watch Josh's new one: Voyage to Prehistoric Planet.  After converting it to an easier to watch MPEG all night long. 

Which program did you use to do that?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: JoshWay on November 11, 2008, 03:19:31 PM
As far as I know, the file is MPEG4, but has been renamed as AVI. You can try just changing the extention to MP4 and see what that does. Though you'd still need to convert to MPEG2 for DVD.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 11, 2008, 03:20:45 PM
As far as I know, the file is MPEG4, but has been renamed as AVI. You can try just changing the extention to MP4 and see what that does. Though you'd still need to convert to MPEG2 for DVD.

I know, that's exactly what I am trying to do - convert to a MPEG2.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on November 11, 2008, 03:48:25 PM
I watched Emergency Riffcast System's Super Mario Bros riff last night.  It was missing a LOT of material.  Going back and looking at the file later I realized a lot of the movie they averaged one joke for every 45 seconds to a minute, and in a couple places near the end there were nearly two minutes of silence.  Watching like that you almost forget you're watching a riff and the movie takes over.

It kind of reminded me of going back and watching my first fan riff, so I can't be too harsh, I just think it was a mistake to charge for it right away.  They might get better on their next attempt, some of the jokes did get a laugh from me, but hopefully next time they can focus on filling time without sacrificing cleverness and funny.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Behonkiss on November 11, 2008, 04:18:03 PM
CartoonChaos' riff on Grampy in Be Human had some stuff that had me laughing out loud, but there were bits where he actually could have eased up on the riffing for a few seconds instead of going nonstop, and there were some parts where he screamed too loud.  Overall, a good first effort and worth a buck.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Raven on November 11, 2008, 10:30:44 PM
iJust watched a couple of the iRiffs that have been out for a while.

The PS productions of Star Trek II is very entertaining and the Speed Riff Raff release was awesome at their live show.  I think my biggest problem with a lot of these is gonna be me actually owning the movie.  I think I'll have to pay more attention to the discount bin at the ol' Wal-Mart.  Hopefully I'll have a Tron review up soon as well.

Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: GregMcduck on November 11, 2008, 11:47:16 PM
Netflix is your friend.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: GrantM on November 12, 2008, 12:36:43 AM
Even though it was a few days ago I finished the Ronin Fox Star Trek The Motion Picture riff
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 12, 2008, 01:15:01 AM
Aaaaaand?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Sideswipe on November 12, 2008, 01:35:15 AM
I love the water
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: awfulgoodmovies on November 12, 2008, 06:36:32 AM
Just watched "Fire! Patty learns what to do"  :clap:

Think Scottz needs to edit the title? It reads "FIREI Patty learns what to do"

The best voice acting I've heard yet. Really funny stuff. Looking forward to more Turkey shoot action.   ;D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: James of LinHood on November 12, 2008, 06:50:24 AM
I love the water

Now I know how Bat Man feels.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RVR II on November 12, 2008, 07:24:21 AM
iWatched the following:

Star Trek 4 A New Hope Several times already.. Really GR8 Stuff

Star Trek Voyager 'Care Taker'.. Again, GR8 Riff

TRON.. Got an early showing of this, and yet again; Great Riff

Star Trek 1: The Motion Picture.. GR8 Job Ronin!!

And Destroy All Planets.. It was ok, but seemed to 'bland' of a riff to me :-\

Other previous purchases before iRiffs include: Speed, Star Trek 2, Jurassic Park 2, and several of Josh Way's DVD's.. All Good Works as well

I will be watching Insert Coins 'Gamera' once the movie arrives from Netflix 8)


1 Exception: I won't be buying Some Guy Riffs version of DUNE - not right now; not until our scripts (by BTA, Raven, & myself) get merged together and recorded for a track to be released sometime in 2009 for the 25th Anniversary of it's release, and to keep from any accidental conflict of script material er anything like that :-\
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on November 12, 2008, 07:39:30 AM
1 Exception: I won't be buying Some Guy Riffs version of THAT MOVIE RVR KEEPS MENTIONING - not right now; not until our scripts (by BTA, Raven, & myself) get merged together and recorded for a track to be released sometime in 2009 for the 25th Anniversary of it's release, and to keep from any accidental conflict of script material er anything like that :-\

Oh, I just assumed that was you, RVR. I didn't realize you weren't finished yet. So I'm gonna have to watch that twice?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RVR II on November 12, 2008, 07:43:17 AM
1 Exception: I won't be buying Some Guy Riffs version of THAT MOVIE RVR KEEPS MENTIONING - not right now; not until our scripts (by BTA, Raven, & myself) get merged together and recorded for a track to be released sometime in 2009 for the 25th Anniversary of it's release, and to keep from any accidental conflict of script material er anything like that :-\

Oh, I just assumed that was you, RVR. I didn't realize you weren't finished yet. So I'm gonna have to watch that twice?
well, I'd look at it as a 're-release' :P
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: bratpop on November 12, 2008, 08:51:35 AM
Quote
and to keep from any accidental conflict of script material
Wouldn't watching it be the only way TO prevent a conflict? As long as your script is done, you should listen to the other riff to make sure none of the lines are the same.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Chaos on November 12, 2008, 08:53:24 AM
I think the point is that if he hasn't SEEN the other group's material, his own riffing won't be potentially compromised or influenced by knowledge of the other group's material. Nobody can claim theft of concept or joke if he hasn't been exposed to any of it (well, they can claim it, but they wouldn't be able to prove it).
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RVR II on November 12, 2008, 08:54:47 AM
I think the point is that if he hasn't SEEN the other group's material, his own riffing won't be potentially compromised or influenced by knowledge of the other group's material. Nobody can claim theft of concept or joke if he hasn't been exposed to any of it (well, they can claim it, but they wouldn't be able to prove it).
Exactly. Thanks for helping me out there :)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: amityisland on November 12, 2008, 08:56:40 AM
Finished Halloween II last night....it was excellent...very clever riffs. :)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: bratpop on November 12, 2008, 08:56:51 AM
That's why I said as long as the script is done. But there's no reason to record it before you've heard the other one.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invisible NanoGhost on November 12, 2008, 10:06:16 AM
I think the point is that if he hasn't SEEN the other group's material, his own riffing won't be potentially compromised or influenced by knowledge of the other group's material. Nobody can claim theft of concept or joke if he hasn't been exposed to any of it (well, they can claim it, but they wouldn't be able to prove it).

As bratpop noted, it still could be a good idea to listen to the other version after you're finished writing your own script.  Comparing Josh's "Wasp Woman" to the version Cinematic Titantic did, there were only a few jokes which showed up in both versions.  But if you came up with multiple riff ideas for a single scene, and the one you decided to go with is about the same as the riff from some other riff-track, then you might want to drop that riff and go with one of the other ones that you thought of.

Also, if you find that some other version is a laugh-riot compared to the script you came up with, then maybe you'll go back and do some re-writing to improve yours -- WITHOUT using jokes from the other version, of course.  That might sound a little harsh, but if it ends up that you find the other version is funnier than your own script, then wouldn't you rather find that out before you do all the work of making the final version, uploading it, and then thinking "You know, this sucks compared to the riff track which already existed"?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RVR II on November 12, 2008, 10:29:37 AM
Those are some good points, but I'm still reluctant.. I'll ponder on this for a bit :-\
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Raven on November 12, 2008, 02:13:29 PM
Well, I wouldn't watch it until we have the script finalized which we don't.  So there's that.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RVR II on November 12, 2008, 02:50:58 PM
Well, I wouldn't watch it until we have the script finalized which we don't.  So there's that.
Understood.. Then I'll continue to hold :)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: dalem on November 12, 2008, 04:50:22 PM
Okay.

1) Speed is one of my guilty pleasures.  I like the movie.  There, I said it.

2) Tonight, I figured, "what the heck" and got the iRiff of Speed.  I just finished it.

3) I liked it.  A lot.  Great riff, great material, professional production.

I recommend this one highly.  Great job guys!

-dale
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: pinkbismuth on November 14, 2008, 09:53:21 AM
I watched Friday the 13th and loved it.  Various types of jokes and little skits.  They sounded very natural.  The Jason Enronmental PSA at the end was hysterical.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: dalem on November 14, 2008, 03:04:53 PM
I tried the Tron one last night.  Very good - I like these guys.  I could have used at least one B5 joke considering both Sheridan and Londo are in there, and I thought a couple of good Klingon language lines would have been nice in the command cockpit scenes, but that's severe nitpicking.  I said the lines to my dog anyway, and he laughed.  Or licked himself.  But that's as good as a laugh in my opinion.

I look forward to more RiffRaffing, guys.

-dale
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: ChrisHanel on November 14, 2008, 03:38:37 PM
Appreciate it! We're hoping to get the next one out soon. We've got a lot of prep for our next live show going on, and then once that's out of the way we'll be recording again.

-Chris
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: dalem on November 14, 2008, 04:52:01 PM
Need a copy of Capricorn One?  I could mail the DVD to ya. ;)

-dale
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on November 15, 2008, 11:28:23 AM
Just jumping on to see what people are recommending.   :D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Raven on November 15, 2008, 11:32:56 AM
iJust finished watching Tron this morning.   Another solid effort by those guys.  Hopefully tonight- Halloween II.  Could be a few days, I think I just got called in to work. 
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on November 15, 2008, 01:25:00 PM
I just finished Quiptracks: The Show. Very funny overall. Really felt like a comedy central MST3K episode. The beginning and end need some work to hopefully look a little more polished and perhaps have a premise, but the riffing was top notch. "I see Truck is built Ford tough".
I did have a lot of trouble watching it on my computer, though. The file is just too big in that format for my computer to handle as video. In the future, a lower resolution file or in a different format might be good for those of us that don't have super fast computers.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on November 15, 2008, 01:40:04 PM
I just finished Quiptracks: The Show. Very funny overall. Really felt like a comedy central MST3K episode. The beginning and end need some work to hopefully look a little more polished and perhaps have a premise, but the riffing was top notch. "I see Truck is built Ford tough".
I did have a lot of trouble watching it on my computer, though. The file is just too big in that format for my computer to handle as video. In the future, a lower resolution file or in a different format might be good for those of us that don't have super fast computers.

I sure hope they don't start giving us low quality videos! That would severely limit our dvd authoring abilities. You know you could convert it using one of the many free programs out there if you need a smaller/lesser quality video?! Heck, just burn on a dvd and watch it on your tv! It's not often a site is wiling to host hi-res videos... let's not knock it.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Chaos on November 15, 2008, 02:42:21 PM
I just finished Quiptracks: The Show. Very funny overall. Really felt like a comedy central MST3K episode. The beginning and end need some work to hopefully look a little more polished and perhaps have a premise, but the riffing was top notch. "I see Truck is built Ford tough".
I did have a lot of trouble watching it on my computer, though. The file is just too big in that format for my computer to handle as video. In the future, a lower resolution file or in a different format might be good for those of us that don't have super fast computers.

I sure hope they don't start giving us low quality videos! That would severely limit our dvd authoring abilities. You know you could convert it using one of the many free programs out there if you need a smaller/lesser quality video?! Heck, just burn on a dvd and watch it on your tv! It's not often a site is wiling to host hi-res videos... let's not knock it.

Agreed. Low-res videos is a terrible idea.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invader_quirk on November 15, 2008, 03:21:46 PM
Well, I definitely want it to work for him, but I also don't think our file is that big.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Chaos on November 15, 2008, 07:40:23 PM
Filesize has almost no impact whatsoever on how a video plays, even on an older system (unless you're using a 100 Mhz Pac Bell Pentium, or something). It's most likely something to do with out of date software, or bad codecs.

Darth, try going to www.videolan.org and downloading VLC media player. It is a very small install, absolutely free, and does not require codecs - it supports virtually all video formats out of the box (including DVD files and even Quicktime). Let me know if that plays the files better for you than whatever you're using now.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on November 15, 2008, 07:54:15 PM
Thanks, Chaos. That plays the file just fine with no problem.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on November 15, 2008, 08:00:18 PM
Filesize has almost no impact whatsoever on how a video plays, even on an older system (unless you're using a 100 Mhz Pac Bell Pentium, or something). It's most likely something to do with out of date software, or bad codecs.

Darth, try going to www.videolan.org and downloading VLC media player. It is a very small install, absolutely free, and does not require codecs - it supports virtually all video formats out of the box (including DVD files and even Quicktime). Let me know if that plays the files better for you than whatever you're using now.

VLC is a great player! Super fast and stable.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: bratpop on November 15, 2008, 08:30:58 PM
Could people offer crappy quality videos as an alternate download for the same purchase? Is that possible?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Bob on November 15, 2008, 09:11:08 PM
Harass Bastard's Rudy
Goodness, what fun.   It is not the most polished of riffs, you can hear the guys flub lines, audio off in some spots, but damn....... FUNNY.    Sounds like 4 guys sitting around enjoying each other's company, making fun of a movie.    The chemistry cannot be denied.    Highly recommended.

Josh's Prehistoric Planet
Almost the opposite of Rudy....... very polished, very funny....... and just one guy.    Normally, one man riffs leave me a bit cold as I love the give and play of the riffers, but Josh's would seem odd with another voice.   Another, very funny and Highly recommended

Star Trek:   The Motion Picture
Very well done.... they took on a horribly boring movie and kept the proceedings lively.   Again, recommended.

Tomorrow night, Friday 13th and/or KHAN.

Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invisible NanoGhost on November 16, 2008, 06:14:46 PM
Just watched Prehistoric Planet done by Josh Way.

Similar to the general preferences of several other people, I think multi-person riffs work better.  But Josh manages to do a fine job at coming up with lot of riffs, and with a good variety of the types of riffs.  Obviously he spends a good amount of time on each video.  The one minor downside (IMO) is that sometimes the result sounds like a tightly orchestrated precision-timed job.  Obviously that's a good thing to be, but the listening experience is more enjoyable when the result sounds like a bunch of off-the-cuff remarks.  There are times I imagine Josh thinking to himself, "Okay, in 7 seconds there is a quiet spot for 9.2 seconds, and I have a great line which will take me 8.8 seconds to say. 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 <Says great line, with exactly 0.2 seconds of space on either side> Okay, great!  Now in 14 seconds there's a quiet spot for 7.1 seconds ...'.

In the case of this specific movie, I can't help thinking that Josh spent more time and effort on the riff track, than the original writers spent on the entire screenplay!

In any case, I did enjoy this riff track, and all the other tracks I've picked up from Josh.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: SaucyRossy on November 16, 2008, 08:31:18 PM
I watched Quiptracks the Show: Escape into space. It was hilarious, you get a host segment, and some great riffing for a fair price ($1.00)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on November 16, 2008, 11:57:20 PM
I watched Quiptracks the Show: Escape into space. It was hilarious, you get a host segment, and some great riffing for a fair price ($1.00)

I think they under priced it. Hopefully they get more popular so they can charge a price more deserving of their product. They deserve more (in my opinion).

My wife watched the episode with me tonight and was rolling. Dare I say, she laughed at it more than a rifftrax!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on November 17, 2008, 12:24:28 AM
iWatched The Lion King tonight. I was so excited when I saw that Doug had made a riff. It certainly did not let me down. It certainly wasn't as critical as his reviews are (partly because The Lion King is a fairly good movie), but it was very quick witted and fun all the way through. The first 10 minutes are absolutely hilarious and it does sort of slow down after that, but it remains entertaining all the way through.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: majorjoe23 on November 17, 2008, 07:31:12 AM
I just watched Speed for the first time. I'm excited to be able to see the Riff Raff Theatre films I didn't see live (and didn't submit a script for).
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Rattrap007 on November 17, 2008, 08:09:47 AM
The other day I watched TGWTG's Lion King. God was it funny. As much fun as any of his reviews. As a Hoosier (Indiana native) I loved the references to Gary, Indiana. It is basically Indiana's version of Detroit. I live far from it in Southern Indiana, but I laughed my butt off at each joke about it. Doug lives in the Chicago area (IIRC) so he is very close to it.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Raven on November 17, 2008, 08:15:20 AM
iJust finished watching about 50% of the Friday the 13th Hor-Riff.  It's absolutely great so far, and unless it they drive the product off a cliff at about the 50 minute mark, you guys have a fan.   I can't wait to get back home to be able to watch the rest of it. 

I'll be purchasing any movies that they riff if I don't have them.  Can't give much higher a recommendation than that. 
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on November 17, 2008, 08:19:01 AM
iJust finished watching about 50% of the Friday the 13th Hor-Riff.  It's absolutely great so far, and unless it they drive the product off a cliff at about the 50 minute mark, you guys have a fan.   I can't wait to get back home to be able to watch the rest of it. 

I'll be purchasing any movies that they riff if I don't have them.  Can't give much higher a recommendation than that. 

Awesome, thanks!  We're hard at work on Children of the Corn with Sleepaway Camp and Phantasm following close behind.

(p.s. your check is in the mail for the for the sweet review  ;))
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on November 17, 2008, 12:26:57 PM

(p.s. your check is in the mail for the for the sweet review  ;))

I knew I forgot something when I was working on Dragnet!  *checks couch cushions for change*   :D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Rattrap007 on November 17, 2008, 12:36:17 PM
The Relaxed Wife. Hilarious. Very weird stupid short. Bravo Mr. X
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Raven on November 17, 2008, 01:12:01 PM
iJust finished watching about 50% of the Friday the 13th Hor-Riff.  It's absolutely great so far, and unless it they drive the product off a cliff at about the 50 minute mark, you guys have a fan.   I can't wait to get back home to be able to watch the rest of it. 

I'll be purchasing any movies that they riff if I don't have them.  Can't give much higher a recommendation than that. 

Awesome, thanks!  We're hard at work on Children of the Corn with Sleepaway Camp and Phantasm following close behind.

(p.s. your check is in the mail for the for the sweet review  ;))

... and I own none of the next three.  Amazon here I come.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Bob on November 17, 2008, 02:59:17 PM
iJust finished watching about 50% of the Friday the 13th Hor-Riff.  It's absolutely great so far, and unless it they drive the product off a cliff at about the 50 minute mark, you guys have a fan.   I can't wait to get back home to be able to watch the rest of it. 

I'll be purchasing any movies that they riff if I don't have them.  Can't give much higher a recommendation than that. 

Awesome, thanks!  We're hard at work on Children of the Corn with Sleepaway Camp and Phantasm following close behind.

(p.s. your check is in the mail for the for the sweet review  ;))

... and I own none of the next three.  Amazon here I come.

You CANNOT do too many horror movies for my tastes.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on November 18, 2008, 05:37:50 AM
iJust finished watching about 50% of the Friday the 13th Hor-Riff.  It's absolutely great so far, and unless it they drive the product off a cliff at about the 50 minute mark, you guys have a fan.   I can't wait to get back home to be able to watch the rest of it. 

I'll be purchasing any movies that they riff if I don't have them.  Can't give much higher a recommendation than that. 

Awesome, thanks!  We're hard at work on Children of the Corn with Sleepaway Camp and Phantasm following close behind.

(p.s. your check is in the mail for the for the sweet review  ;))

... and I own none of the next three.  Amazon here I come.

You CANNOT do too many horror movies for my tastes.

Boy, that's good to hear.  That's kind of our thing.  Can you imagine a zombie riffing A Streetcar Named Desire?  Well, that actually might be hilarious but yeah we're sticking with horror all the way baby.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on November 18, 2008, 09:38:19 AM
iJust finished watching about 50% of the Friday the 13th Hor-Riff.  It's absolutely great so far, and unless it they drive the product off a cliff at about the 50 minute mark, you guys have a fan.   I can't wait to get back home to be able to watch the rest of it. 

I'll be purchasing any movies that they riff if I don't have them.  Can't give much higher a recommendation than that. 

Hey, when you finish please be sure to post a comment on the product page.  Every little bit helps.  Don't make me get the cleaver.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: dalem on November 18, 2008, 02:10:04 PM
Star Wars.  Pretty darned good.  Plus one of the guys sounds a lot like Christian Slater so I can hope that a Broken Arrow iRiff will be in the mix at some point.

-dale
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: GregMcduck on November 19, 2008, 02:57:16 AM
I'm having some Netflix troubles, so I'll be indulging in VOD for a while.

Quiptracks: The Show Episode 1 - God, I love these guys. A terrific half hour, I don't think I ever stopped laughing. The lack of a plot for the host segments don't really bother me, if they just keep goofing off I'll be happy.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: GregMcduck on November 19, 2008, 07:56:54 AM
Shorts marathon!

The Relaxed Wife (mister X) - Really awesome first half, though the second half devolved into too much "I do not understand this" jokes. Favorite Riff: "Oh, I'm so unfocused." So simple, so wonderful, had me laughing for about five minutes and I had to rewind to catch what I missed.

Christmas Comes But Once a Year (godslabrat) - First off, I was a bit turned off by the sample cause not a single joke made sense. That's because the jokes in the sample are waaaay out of sync. Anyway, a lot of good moments, a bit to much dead space, and it tends to fall onto the drug jokes a bit much. Not the best, but this guy has a lot of potential. Favorite Riff: "Now, walk! Haha, I love playing god!" Perfect timing on that one.

Superman in Japoteurs (Hecklevision) - Sound quality is a bit weak, these guys need better mics, but the riffs are perfect! My only suggestion is that, for a three-riffer project, there wasn't a lot of riffing WITH each other. It might have well have been three separate solo tracks edited together. But still, very funny. Favorite Riff: "Um, maim, that's a Fruit Roll-Up."

Build Your Vocabulary (Riff Vault) - The CGI opening SCARES THE SHIT OUT ME! Sadly, it seems more work went into the CGI then the actual riffing. There are a few good moments, but most of the jokes are obvious. Could use another writer. Favorite Riff: "He's sitting like Captain Kirk!"

Dragnet: The Big 17 (OneWallCinema) - OK stuff, but with a bit too much dead spots. The best parts were the commercials (The Chevrolet commercial was insane). Also, the riff audio is too soft and it's hard to hear sometimes over the show. Favorite riff: "Elvis Presley's sexy swiveling hips."

To Enrich Mankind (Atomic Treatment) - Neat intro. The riffs come fast with barely any room to prove, but there's a bigger problem here: THE FILE IS WAY TO FRICKEN BIG! It makes my computer chug. The sound can get off sync, and the only way to fix it is it stop the video and manually go back the place I left off. Maybe that's just my computer, I don't know, but there's no reason a 20-minute video should be this huge. Favorite Riff: "Wait a minute, the wedge and the incline plane is the same thing! I've stumbled on an engineering scandal that will rock the world!"

Behind the Freedom Curtain (Atomic Treatment) - TOO BIG!

Alcohol is Dynamite (ScottZee) - There's a bit of a chaotic feel from both the short and the riffing, like both are making it up as they go along. It's a pretty unique pace, actually. There's a weird beeping sound every once and a while, don't know what's up with that. Anyway, pretty funny. Favorite riff: "Hehehe, it's been three hours and Paul's still dead."

Grampy in be Human (Cartoon Chaos) - Not sure how to describe the style of riffing used here. Dark is close, but not exactly it. Anyway, I loved it, probably the most unique style in iRiffs right now . Favorite Riff: A tie between "Perhaps a haymaker would be more to your liking" and "Betty, why are you laughing so much? Oh, that's right, because someone was HIT BY A CAR!"

Gabby Goes Fishing (Cartoon Chaos) - Just as awesome. I love how they made Gabby a complete nutjob. Favorite Riff: "I hear if you give Gabby a fish, he'll eat for a day. If you teach Gabby to fish, he'll eat you."

Boys Beware (IsaacS) - This one was pretty decent. A lot of annoying lip smacking, might want to edit those out. Favorite Riff: "Say, that's funny. Jimmy didn't remember being naked when he got IN the car."

Cooking Terms (Marital Riffs) - A nice surprise, I loved the chemistry between the two riffers, whom I'm assuming are a married couple. The riffing is very light weight and pleasent. Favorite Riff: "Well doesn't all bread need dough?"

Top Five iRiffs Shorts So Far:

1. Grampy in Be Human
2. Superman in Japoteurs
3. Gabby Goes Fishing
4. Alcohol is Dynamite
5. Cooking Terms
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on November 19, 2008, 10:25:37 AM
Dragnet: The Big 17 (OneWallCinema) - OK stuff, but with a bit too much dead spots. The best parts were the commercials (The Chevrolet commercial was insane). Also, the riff audio is too soft and it's hard to hear sometimes over the show. Favorite riff: "Elvis Presley's sexy swiveling hips."

Thanks for the feedback!  I'll see what I can do to remix the audio.  I tried to keep it balanced so it sounded like it was part of the actual video, but slightly louder, but I can bump up the juice.   :)  Maybe there were some riffs that the volume was too low on in those dead spots.  Overall for our very first attempt at riffing, I'm glad people enjoyed it.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invisible NanoGhost on November 19, 2008, 10:51:36 AM
(oops, ignore this mesage, just another mistake by me.  I think sometimes I hit "quote" when I mean to hit "modify"...)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on November 19, 2008, 07:07:54 PM
What's with all of the file is too big complaints! The size of the file will not make a difference... it all depends on the codec and or resolution of the video file. If that isn't the problem, then a better computer to play simple video is in order.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Gavok on November 19, 2008, 09:48:37 PM
Superman in Japoteurs (Hecklevision) - Sound quality is a bit weak, these guys need better mics, but the riffs are perfect! My only suggestion is that, for a three-riffer project, there wasn't a lot of riffing WITH each other. It might have well have been three separate solo tracks edited together. But still, very funny. Favorite Riff: "Um, maim, that's a Fruit Roll-Up."

Thanks for the review!

With the sound, this was our first attempt, so I consider Japoteurs like our prototype. I honestly didn't know what I was doing with my new mic, which is why I sound the worst. I've recorded some stuff for the next project and it's coming off a lot better both in quality and voice acting.

It'll also have more of us playing off each other. Unfortunately Japoteurs was too short with too many easy jabs, so as you said, we didn't team up enough.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: pezdrake on November 20, 2008, 01:01:34 PM
What's with all of the file is too big complaints! The size of the file will not make a difference... it all depends on the codec and or resolution of the video file. If that isn't the problem, then a better computer to play simple video is in order.

Be that as it may I will try to compress files in the future if I can.  Rifftrax sets the prameters on a lot of the setting I have to use when I convert my videos so let me see what room I have for saving some space.  - Mandrake at Atomic Treatment
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Raven on November 20, 2008, 02:23:18 PM
What's with all of the file is too big complaints! The size of the file will not make a difference... it all depends on the codec and or resolution of the video file. If that isn't the problem, then a better computer to play simple video is in order.

Considering it's rifftraxes bandwidth we're using, you should probably try to keep them as small as you can without compromising quality. 
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Indomitus on November 20, 2008, 04:13:21 PM
Considering it's rifftraxes bandwidth we're using, you should probably try to keep them as small as you can without compromising quality. 
I get the impression that file size and things like that are factored into the "overhead" for your product, and affect how much of your selling price you see in the end, so I think it's in your best interest to try and slim it down as much as you can without hurting the product.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Chaos on November 20, 2008, 07:02:21 PM
Your cut is the same regardless. RiffTrax has already factored bandwidth into the cost. It's not an issue anyway, because there are all kinds of hosts these days that offer unlimited bandwidth packages. I seriously doubt that RiffTrax would have launched the iRiff venture without already expecting to use a lot of bandwidth.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 21, 2008, 05:03:59 AM
Finally watched our first iRiff! The Japoteurs.

Absolutely hilarious!

Only complaint is the sound problems.

Hopefully we'll get to some of the movie length riffs this weekend.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: anais.jude on November 21, 2008, 11:32:03 AM
Finally watched the Tron iRiff. Spot on Job! Also, Master Control Program is pretty communist actually...
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Gavok on November 21, 2008, 05:48:38 PM
Finally watched our first iRiff! The Japoteurs.

Absolutely hilarious!

Only complaint is the sound problems.

Oh yeah, that reminds me of another problem. When we made the movie file, it worked fine, but the site's transcoding process screwed it up. We redid it with the correct settings, but it wasn't until after the transcoding finished that we found that the riff audio was slightly off compared to the movie. It's most notable when Superman slips. Unfortunately, the transcoding took so damn long that time that we just decided to hell with it and let it go.

Sadly, we also forgot to put in a Leslie Neilson reference when the Japanese terrorist sneaks into the cockpit.

Glad you enjoyed it though!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Chaos on November 21, 2008, 08:06:01 PM
Finally watched the Tron iRiff. Spot on Job! Also, Master Control Program is pretty communist actually...

Yeah, those damn commie machines, always appropriating themselves resources...
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on November 21, 2008, 10:30:00 PM
I just finished the RoninFoxTrax Star Trek: The Motion Picture. WOW! That was a fantastic riff. Definitely up there with Quiptracks and Riff Raff Theater.

Very highly recommended.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invisible NanoGhost on November 22, 2008, 09:09:41 PM
I just finished the RoninFoxTrax Star Trek: The Motion Picture. WOW! That was a fantastic riff. Definitely up there with Quiptracks and Riff Raff Theater.

Very highly recommended.

I also recently watched it for the first time, and thought it was excellent.  I'll want to watch it a few more times before doing a full review, but it was definitely worth getting.  (note that I already owned the DVD, so I didn't have to buy anything but the track itself to enjoy it).
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: CartoonChaos on November 23, 2008, 08:14:51 AM
Shorts marathon!

Grampy in be Human (Cartoon Chaos) - Not sure how to describe the style of riffing used here. Dark is close, but not exactly it. Anyway, I loved it, probably the most unique style in iRiffs right now . Favorite Riff: A tie between "Perhaps a haymaker would be more to your liking" and "Betty, why are you laughing so much? Oh, that's right, because someone was HIT BY A CAR!"

Gabby Goes Fishing (Cartoon Chaos) - Just as awesome. I love how they made Gabby a complete nutjob. Favorite Riff: "I hear if you give Gabby a fish, he'll eat for a day. If you teach Gabby to fish, he'll eat you."

Thanks for the great review Greg!  By the way, I just caught the sample of Rudy.  WOW, I'll need to pick that up.  You guys are hilarious and the riffing sounds very natural between you four.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Gavok on November 23, 2008, 02:09:05 PM
I also checked out the two Cartoon Chaos contributions and I loved them. There's this great intense energy to them that makes the style really unique and fun.

Being that it was the first attempt, the Grampy one does suffer from having too much unintelligible yelling at parts, but he learned from that for the Gabby follow-up. In terms of quality, the Gabby one is stronger, but it's still a tough call because Grampy's has a better source cartoon. The Gabby cartoon is in itself pretty generic, but gets painted into being a darker, more disturbed reality than it's meant to be. Grampy, on the other hand, is insane already. It's just a fucked up cartoon from start to finish and Cartoon Chaos goes with the flow.

Best line: Grampy's reaction to being kissed by Betty.

Speaking of Grampy, I also checked out the godslabrat take on Christmas Comes But Once a Year. Overall it's very good, but it really seems to run out of steam towards the end. There are some great lines in there, but the last couple minutes feel a bit weak.

Best line: "Nah, I'll never find crack at this time of day."

Still, it's good enough that I'll give Super Mario Bros. a look.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on November 24, 2008, 12:48:25 AM
Just watched Grampy in be human. Great voice, good delivery, and unique jokes. I chucked a few times, but overall just ok for me. I don't think there was too much talking or yelling as some may have stated. I think he hit a good medium. The energy is high which works well for the cartoons.

The subject matter of many of the jokes just didn't strike my funny bone. But that is only my preference. I think all of the 'reviews' given here should be taken with a grain of salt. Let's face it, funny to one may not be funny to another. Given that, I think the riff was really quite excellent  (A+), just not to my particular tastes.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: pezdrake on November 24, 2008, 06:52:31 AM
Shorts marathon!

To Enrich Mankind (Atomic Treatment) - Neat intro. The riffs come fast with barely any room to prove, but there's a bigger problem here: THE FILE IS WAY TO FRICKEN BIG! It makes my computer chug. The sound can get off sync, and the only way to fix it is it stop the video and manually go back the place I left off. Maybe that's just my computer, I don't know, but there's no reason a 20-minute video should be this huge. Favorite Riff: "Wait a minute, the wedge and the incline plane is the same thing! I've stumbled on an engineering scandal that will rock the world!"

Behind the Freedom Curtain (Atomic Treatment) - TOO BIG!


I have adjusted my process to make my new short much more reasonable as far as fiel size (I think - someone let me know so I know it came outthe other side of the process correctly).  Check it out!
http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/atomic-treatment-day-thanksgiving
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on November 24, 2008, 01:27:54 PM
Dragnet: The Big 17 (OneWallCinema) - OK stuff, but with a bit too much dead spots. The best parts were the commercials (The Chevrolet commercial was insane). Also, the riff audio is too soft and it's hard to hear sometimes over the show. Favorite riff: "Elvis Presley's sexy swiveling hips."

Thanks for the feedback!  I'll see what I can do to remix the audio.  I tried to keep it balanced so it sounded like it was part of the actual video, but slightly louder, but I can bump up the juice.   :)  Maybe there were some riffs that the volume was too low on in those dead spots.  Overall for our very first attempt at riffing, I'm glad people enjoyed it.


I bumped up the volume on it.  The new file should end in v2 or something like that.  Give that one a try and see if that works better.  Thanks!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: N.E.S. TOR on November 24, 2008, 02:10:32 PM
I just watched Quiptracks: The Show. I won't ruin anything but I will say that they are very professional. I'm suprised more people haven't bought their riffs.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: torgosPizza on November 24, 2008, 03:36:49 PM
Oh yeah, that reminds me of another problem. When we made the movie file, it worked fine, but the site's transcoding process screwed it up. We redid it with the correct settings, but it wasn't until after the transcoding finished that we found that the riff audio was slightly off compared to the movie. It's most notable when Superman slips. Unfortunately, the transcoding took so damn long that time that we just decided to hell with it and let it go.

I really don't think this was due to the server transcoding process. It could be, but it seems unlikely. If you notice this happen again, start a thread on the forum. It's hard for us to track issues like this when it's buried 7 pages into this topic.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Ian M. on November 28, 2008, 11:05:51 AM
I gave the Celluloid Shinobi's "Street Fighter" a try last night. A lot of jokes missed the mark and at times they talked without even having one, but it did have some clever moments that caused me to laugh out loud a few times. I especially enjoyed it whenever they repeated one of Van Damme's lines and made it sound like he said something totally ridiculous (or more ridiculous).

I liked the style of riffing. It was very laid back in a Beavis and Butt-Head way. I actually found it to be a nice change of pace from the "full assault, leave no dead spaces" style that we're used to hearing. These guys were definitely having fun recording the track, so it was hard not to have fun listening to them.

Overall, it's a decent riff with much much room for improvement. So I would only recommend this track if you already own the DVD or if you can borrow it for a cheap price.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mattwnelson on November 28, 2008, 01:39:53 PM
iJust watched "Squeak the Squirrel" last night, and I can't get enough of it. This little short is actually funnier than some of the ones done by the MST3K crew back in the day. The delivery and timing are impeccable, and I can only hope I come off half this funny when I get some of mine released.

M@
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: MightyJack on November 29, 2008, 03:07:33 PM
Ehh, Mmm, err.... I don't wanna be mean but man this stuff just isn't doing for me. Cripes, how do I do this politely? 

After sifting through several samples over the course of the week and not laughing at ... well, anything - I decided to give  "Squeek the Squirrel" a shot based on reviews and "The Relaxed Wife" because the short looks so weird. Neither blew me away. They were okay but I keep hearing comparissions to MST from some folks and I'm just not seeing that at all. Of the 2, Wife got a few chuckles out of me at the start, before it faded.

I hate to come off like a jerk, and I keep trying, but  it seems iriffs just isn't my cup o' tea. Forgive me...  :-[

Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 29, 2008, 03:42:10 PM
There's nothing wrong with not liking them!

Of course, I would have to recommend against buying a riff if the sample doesn't appeal.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invisible NanoGhost on November 29, 2008, 04:48:06 PM
After sifting through several samples over the course of the week and not laughing at ... well, anything - I decided to give  "Squeek the Squirrel" a shot based on reviews and "The Relaxed Wife" because the short looks so weird. Neither blew me away. They were okay but I keep hearing comparissions to MST from some folks and I'm just not seeing that at all. Of the 2, Wife got a few chuckles out of me at the start, before it faded.

I think you end up handicapping a short if you go into it thinking "This will be as good as MST3k!".  The problem is that you're bound to remember the funniest shorts that MST3k ever did, and then feel let down if an iRiff doesn't match up to the best of MST3k.

Also, both of the shorts that you mentioned are single-person riffing jobs, and (IMO) it's possible to get the same feel from a single riffer as you'd get in an MST3k (multi-riffer) setting.  I'm certainly one of the people that thinks the topic covered by the original "The Relaxed Wife" is as much of deranged-50's-short as anything MST3k ever found, but a single riffer just doesn't give you the same feel as two robots and a pal would.  I went into that short not expecting too much, but mister X did a great job with it.  Or at least, a great job for my own sense of humor and the obscure.  I've listened to it several times, and get at least a few laughs out of it every time.

I've only listened to "Squeak the Squirrel" once, and Scott definitely has a different style of delivery.  I like several of his riff-lines, although sometimes his yelling-style is more distracting than funny.  Still, I like these little educational shorts on squirrels in particular, so I find it entertaining even without any riffs.  And as I said, I do think some of his lines are good jokes and well-timed.

If you try a sample and don't find it funny, then it's probably best to skip it.  You might also try some of the multi-person riff tracks, because those are more likely to feel like MST3k.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: MightyJack on November 29, 2008, 05:55:29 PM
Oh I don't go in thinking MST - they are in a world all their own and I'm not expecting anyone to reach those highs. I meant that I've heard other people say this.

I've tried some multi-riffer stuff and it didn't click for me either.

Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RVR II on November 29, 2008, 06:35:03 PM
KRULL, by Vox-O-Rox.. Very Funny for a solo Riff :D :D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Chaos on November 29, 2008, 07:00:02 PM
Oh I don't go in thinking MST - they are in a world all their own and I'm not expecting anyone to reach those highs. I meant that I've heard other people say this.

I've tried some multi-riffer stuff and it didn't click for me either.

I would definitely say to keep checking out the samples and don't be afraid to pass on someone if their sample just doesn't click. Also, there are several of the more "established" riffing groups as well as many of the newer ones offering free downloads of longer trax, in some cases full length ones (shameless plug - download the full riff for Harry Potter and the Philisopher's Stone from our webiste, www.riffrafftheater.com :)). Those might be a good bet if you want to get a better idea of what a group is capable of putting together if you don't want to get burned on a monetary investment going sour.

You can only tell so much from a 2 minute sample, and it may or may not grab you... checking out a full-length freebie is a great way to get a better taste of the action.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: MightyJack on November 29, 2008, 08:19:24 PM
^ Thanks for the info - And there was some funny bits, "Wife" had a few clever lines, I don't want to be too harsh on someone's labor of love. Many years ago I tried writting riffs on a full movie. Worked hard on it and thought I had some good material, but at the end when it was all finished and  I listened to it, I laughed about three/four times.

Afterwords I had 2 thoughts; #1 I really suck at being funny on a consistant basis, and #2 that it was more work than I realized.

So I give props to all who give it a go.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Raven on November 29, 2008, 08:26:43 PM
^ Thanks for the info - And there was some funny bits, "Wife" had a few clever lines, I don't want to be too harsh on someone's labor of love. Many years ago I tried writting riffs on a full movie. Worked hard on it and thought I had some good material, but at the end when it was all finished and  I listened to it, I laughed about three/four times.

Afterwords I had 2 thoughts; #1 I really suck at being funny on a consistant basis, and #2 that it was more work than I realized.

So I give props to all who give it a go.

For a better idea of where the free riffs are located check the stickied post on the Fan Riffing Board.  It has the individual threads for people selling/giving out their wares. 
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on November 29, 2008, 09:22:25 PM
KRULL, by Vox-O-Rox.. Very Funny for a solo Riff :D :D

I agree. Very funny riff. Solo riffs are always unforgiving... and he does a good job. He carries the riff well by himself. I forgot how retarded Krull really was.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invader_quirk on November 29, 2008, 09:40:03 PM

For a better idea of where the free riffs are located check the stickied post on the Fan Riffing Board.  It has the individual threads for people selling/giving out their wares. 

http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,8239.0.html (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,8239.0.html)

I recommend QuipTracks.  ;)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RVR II on November 30, 2008, 05:25:23 AM
KRULL, by Vox-O-Rox.. Very Funny for a solo Riff :D :D

I agree. Very funny riff. Solo riffs are always unforgiving... and he does a good job. He carries the riff well by himself. I forgot how retarded Krull really was.
Agreed! I've listened to a couple other solo iRiffs and there was a noticable 'lack of emotion' that made theirs just bland, but Vox-O-Rox did Very Well putting some much needed 'emotion' (I call it emotion but maybe there's another term to call it :-\ ) into his iRiff, and that Definitly helped getting through this Classic 80's flick :D :D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: bratpop on November 30, 2008, 02:08:05 PM
What kind of "emotion" are you looking for in a riff? Pure loathing?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RVR II on November 30, 2008, 02:20:38 PM
What kind of "emotion" are you looking for in a riff? Pure loathing?
Not sounding like you're board through the entire riff, helps... 
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 30, 2008, 03:34:56 PM
I, my girlfriend and one of my best friends watched a few iRiffs on the weekend.

Squeak the Squirrel - My first of Scott Zee's releases. The other previews haven't grabbed me yet, but this one was pretty good, and the short itself was interesting enough that I decided to give it a go. We all really enjoyed it. In fact, I think it was our favourite of the three iRiffs we watched. There were lots of strong riffs, and the audio was mostly good. (There were a few times where we missed a joke because the short's audio was a bit loud.)

I think we'll be getting more of Scott's work.

next up was QuipTracks the Show episode 1. Man, how young are these guys? Anyway, we enjoyed this riff a lot too. It was mix of some somewhat obvious riffs (nothing wrong with that) and some reeeally great lines. And the skits were actually pretty good too (Particularly the ending) and I usually HATE skits. I am ready to purchase the next episode for sure! (Will give some of the features a go too, most likely, but we already have a long queue of feature length riffs)

Lastly was Dragnet: The Big 17. This was our least favourite of the three. That doesn't mean it was bad, just that it wasn't as strong as the first three. I thought an episode of Dragnet was an inspired choice, and I loved the commercials. There were a few good laughs. I'd most likely consider getting another release by these guys, but there certainly were long quiet patches. The show was soooo slow and monotone, that it was putting all of us too sleep. So yeah, my one suggestion for the guys is, you need to pretty much double the riffs. Still - it's a good first effort!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Indomitus on November 30, 2008, 03:59:28 PM
What kind of "emotion" are you looking for in a riff? Pure loathing?
Just think back to the emotion that first prompted the specific riff, and try to capture that in the performance.  If it was fear, or amusement, or if it was something that made you roll with laughter...  try to catch that in the performance, and vary it across the riff.  Don't just read the lines into the microphone.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: bratpop on November 30, 2008, 04:05:15 PM
Well, a lot of riffs are the products of intensive writing. If everything came naturally, you'd be King of Riffonia.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on November 30, 2008, 04:15:34 PM
What kind of "emotion" are you looking for in a riff? Pure loathing?
Not sounding like you're board through the entire riff, helps... 

Sadly, there are a few popular comedians who write jokes to sound in just that manner.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: zenmichael on November 30, 2008, 04:38:53 PM
What kind of "emotion" are you looking for in a riff? Pure loathing?
Not sounding like you're board through the entire riff, helps... 

Perhaps by "emotion" you're meaning more "variation"? I think that's my biggest problem; every joke sounds like it was written in the one riffer's own voice, y'know what I mean? Even some multi riffs can suffer that. It's something I struggle with a lot myself (I'm the head writer for IoM, meaning except for a few improved lines here and there, it's all me). I desperately try to create different "voices" for each riffer and work within that frame. But I also try to give everyone a different variety of stuff to do. For instance, I'm generally the darker, more cynical "voice" in our riffs, but I try not to let EVERY line be some disturbingly psychosexual comment or just full of anger. The goal, I think, is to get into the flow of the show and NOT your own flow, even though of course obviously you HAVE to get into your own groove. It's a really tricky process. I love it and think about it far more than is healthy. Anyway, I dunno if that helps (it was MEANT to be helpful), but that's a little bit of insight from me.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RVR II on November 30, 2008, 04:52:57 PM
What kind of "emotion" are you looking for in a riff? Pure loathing?
Not sounding like you're board through the entire riff, helps... 

Perhaps by "emotion" you're meaning more "variation"?
That's It! :clap: :clap:

Yeah, Just get involved in the movie/episode and riff it with 'Variation'.. ;D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: bratpop on November 30, 2008, 04:55:21 PM
I have no control over THE VOLUME OF MY VOICE!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invisible NanoGhost on November 30, 2008, 05:39:16 PM
Perhaps by "emotion" you're meaning more "variation"?
That's It! :clap: :clap:
Yeah, Just get involved in the movie/episode and riff it with 'Variation'.. ;D

Darn.  As I read through the previous comments, I was going to suggest:
           Be.  --  More.   ---   Shatnerian!
 ;D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: bratpop on November 30, 2008, 05:41:06 PM
What kind of "emotion" are you looking for in a riff? Pure loathing?
Not sounding like you're board through the entire riff, helps... 
Sadly, there are a few popular comedians who write jokes to sound in just that manner.
*coughjoelhodgsoncough*
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: anais.jude on November 30, 2008, 05:55:00 PM
I watched the Riff of Khan. Very Good! Def looking forward to watching your ST episode riffs, Shane!

Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invader_quirk on November 30, 2008, 06:39:18 PM
next up was QuipTracks the Show episode 1. Man, how young are these guys? Anyway, we enjoyed this riff a lot too. It was mix of some somewhat obvious riffs (nothing wrong with that) and some reeeally great lines. And the skits were actually pretty good too (Particularly the ending) and I usually HATE skits. I am ready to purchase the next episode for sure! (Will give some of the features a go too, most likely, but we already have a long queue of feature length riffs)

Thanks a bundle, cap'm! Reactions to the skits have been quite varied, which we expected considering there are those that even hate MST3k's. Glad you liked them!

I'm 17 and Tristan is 21, by the way.  ;D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on November 30, 2008, 07:55:55 PM
What kind of "emotion" are you looking for in a riff? Pure loathing?
Not sounding like you're board through the entire riff, helps... 
Sadly, there are a few popular comedians who write jokes to sound in just that manner.
*coughjoelhodgsoncough*

Good point.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Scott_Zee on November 30, 2008, 08:23:56 PM
I, my girlfriend and one of my best friends watched a few iRiffs on the weekend.

Squeak the Squirrel - My first of Scott Zee's releases. The other previews haven't grabbed me yet, but this one was pretty good, and the short itself was interesting enough that I decided to give it a go. We all really enjoyed it. In fact, I think it was our favourite of the three iRiffs we watched. There were lots of strong riffs, and the audio was mostly good. (There were a few times where we missed a joke because the short's audio was a bit loud.)

I think we'll be getting more of Scott's work.

Thanks muchly for this . Normally I dont really reply to the chatter around here, but today was a tough one writing for this Lon Chaney Frankenstein episode.
This old TV show is so bad, and ALL MY GLANDS ARE SORE! Nice to know a small audience spent some time to watch and actually enjoy what I did. Big thanks to Matt W.Nelson too. I'll try not to yell so much in this next one.

Salutations x Infinity = Luv yA!
Scott Zee
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on November 30, 2008, 10:32:35 PM
next up was QuipTracks the Show episode 1. Man, how young are these guys? Anyway, we enjoyed this riff a lot too. It was mix of some somewhat obvious riffs (nothing wrong with that) and some reeeally great lines. And the skits were actually pretty good too (Particularly the ending) and I usually HATE skits. I am ready to purchase the next episode for sure! (Will give some of the features a go too, most likely, but we already have a long queue of feature length riffs)

Thanks a bundle, cap'm! Reactions to the skits have been quite varied, which we expected considering there are those that even hate MST3k's. Glad you liked them!

I'm 17 and Tristan is 21, by the way.  ;D

I hope you keep doing them. You had me rolling. For those who don't like 'em... they can just fast forward.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: bratpop on December 01, 2008, 12:34:48 AM
Er, there's a Lon Chaney Frankenstein TV show?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on December 01, 2008, 12:22:58 PM
I just finished watching Bloody pit of horror - Luke and Joe. They had a half-price sale... so I gave it a try. First the good... well made. Excellent audio, good animations well done on the technical side. As for the riff... I give it a 2/5. Too many, "I hate this movie" lines and "this is stupid". The rest of the jokes were basically stating the obvious. So far my least favorite iriff. During the most ridiculous parts of the movie all they did was laugh at it and let the scene pass. If you're a ICWXP fan... skip this one and wait for their release. Definitely not worth the high asking price. I base my opinions on how many times they got me to chuckle/laugh. Zero chuckles & zero laughs. If you found the sample funny, it may work for you though.

I then watched Halloween 2 (movie asylum) - Very funny riff. I chucked throughout and it had some good laugh out loud moments. Only problem is the audio was subpar. A tad muffled sounding and dynamics not always consistent. This is just nit picky though. Overall the sound quality was adequate. For $.99 it is well worth the price. If they can bump up the audio quality, I think a higher price for their riffs are definitely deserving.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RVR II on December 01, 2008, 12:43:51 PM
If you're a ICWXP fan... skip this one and wait for their release. Definitely not worth the high asking price. I base my opinions on how many times they got me to chuckle/laugh. Zero chuckles & zero laughs.

Noted.. 8)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: James of LinHood on December 01, 2008, 01:08:51 PM
I then watched Halloween 2 (movie asylum) - Very funny riff. I chucked throughout and it had some good laugh out loud moments. Only problem is the audio was subpar. A tad muffled sounding and dynamics not always consistent. This is just nit picky though. Overall the sound quality was adequate. For $.99 it is well worth the price. If they can bump up the audio quality, I think a higher price for their riffs are definitely deserving.

I have been considering making a higher quality version of this riff once things settle down around here.  If I decide to go for it I'll be sure to let you know.

Thanks for the praise!  It's awesome to know that we don't completely suck.  Seriously though,  I have not heard one person tell us that we're not funny yet (Woooo!).  So, we'll be around until people get sick of us.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Raven on December 01, 2008, 02:52:59 PM
James, you're not funny. 























Didn't want you to get a big head.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: James of LinHood on December 01, 2008, 02:54:48 PM
James, you're not funny. 


*Starts crying*


Thumbs down, man.  *sniff*  Thumbs down....
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on December 01, 2008, 03:09:47 PM
I then watched Halloween 2 (movie asylum) - Very funny riff. I chucked throughout and it had some good laugh out loud moments. Only problem is the audio was subpar. A tad muffled sounding and dynamics not always consistent. This is just nit picky though. Overall the sound quality was adequate. For $.99 it is well worth the price. If they can bump up the audio quality, I think a higher price for their riffs are definitely deserving.

I have been considering making a higher quality version of this riff once things settle down around here.  If I decide to go for it I'll be sure to let you know.

Thanks for the praise!  It's awesome to know that we don't completely suck.  Seriously though,  I have not heard one person tell us that we're not funny yet (Woooo!).  So, we'll be around until people get sick of us.

If you do, let me know.  Great stuff buddy.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Asbestos Bill on December 01, 2008, 03:19:16 PM
next up was QuipTracks the Show episode 1. Man, how young are these guys? Anyway, we enjoyed this riff a lot too. It was mix of some somewhat obvious riffs (nothing wrong with that) and some reeeally great lines. And the skits were actually pretty good too (Particularly the ending) and I usually HATE skits. I am ready to purchase the next episode for sure! (Will give some of the features a go too, most likely, but we already have a long queue of feature length riffs)

Thanks a bundle, cap'm! Reactions to the skits have been quite varied, which we expected considering there are those that even hate MST3k's. Glad you liked them!

I'm 17 and Tristan is 21, by the way.  ;D

I hope you keep doing them. You had me rolling. For those who don't like 'em... they can just fast forward.

I think the main complaint was a lack of a premise. We originally considered doing a video game premise, but I kind of like the idea of us just sitting down and riffing a movie......... Kind of...
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 01, 2008, 03:23:03 PM
I think the main complaint was a lack of a premise. We originally considered doing a video game premise, but I kind of like the idea of us just sitting down and riffing a movie......... Kind of...

Yeah, no complaints about the lack of premise here. Make the skits amusing and I couldn't care less!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on December 01, 2008, 03:26:03 PM
next up was QuipTracks the Show episode 1. Man, how young are these guys? Anyway, we enjoyed this riff a lot too. It was mix of some somewhat obvious riffs (nothing wrong with that) and some reeeally great lines. And the skits were actually pretty good too (Particularly the ending) and I usually HATE skits. I am ready to purchase the next episode for sure! (Will give some of the features a go too, most likely, but we already have a long queue of feature length riffs)

Thanks a bundle, cap'm! Reactions to the skits have been quite varied, which we expected considering there are those that even hate MST3k's. Glad you liked them!

I'm 17 and Tristan is 21, by the way.  ;D

I hope you keep doing them. You had me rolling. For those who don't like 'em... they can just fast forward.

I think the main complaint was a lack of a premise. We originally considered doing a video game premise, but I kind of like the idea of us just sitting down and riffing a movie......... Kind of...

I don't think a premise is really needed. Think back to Cheap Seats on espn. It was nothing more than them sitting on a couch talking about what they had seen and putting together silly skits. It brings a kind of odd charm. There was no evil villain or scenario forcing them to watch the shows. I think in the end it gives you a bit more flexibility to do whatever you want.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on December 01, 2008, 03:28:46 PM
next up was QuipTracks the Show episode 1. Man, how young are these guys? Anyway, we enjoyed this riff a lot too. It was mix of some somewhat obvious riffs (nothing wrong with that) and some reeeally great lines. And the skits were actually pretty good too (Particularly the ending) and I usually HATE skits. I am ready to purchase the next episode for sure! (Will give some of the features a go too, most likely, but we already have a long queue of feature length riffs)

Thanks a bundle, cap'm! Reactions to the skits have been quite varied, which we expected considering there are those that even hate MST3k's. Glad you liked them!

I'm 17 and Tristan is 21, by the way.  ;D

I hope you keep doing them. You had me rolling. For those who don't like 'em... they can just fast forward.

I think the main complaint was a lack of a premise. We originally considered doing a video game premise, but I kind of like the idea of us just sitting down and riffing a movie......... Kind of...

I don't think a premise is really needed. Think back to Cheap Seats on espn. It was nothing more than them sitting on a couch talking about what they had seen and putting together silly skits. It brings a kind of odd charm. There was no evil villain or scenario forcing them to watch the shows. I think in the end it gives you a bit more flexibility to do whatever you want.

Well actually there was a premise to Cheap Seats, they just seemed to drop it midway through the series.  What was the guys name they had allegedly stolen the show from after he was injured?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on December 01, 2008, 03:35:29 PM

Well actually there was a premise to Cheap Seats, they just seemed to drop it midway through the series.  What was the guys name they had allegedly stolen the show from after he was injured?

The premise (if you could call it that), was that the cheap seats show was being run by tray parker (I think that's his name)... and he gets injured, so they take over the show. It's a show about two guys doing a show on tv that was previously being done by another guy. Oh... and they are doing it in America. Yeah!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: GregMcduck on December 01, 2008, 03:39:04 PM
Star Trek: The Motion Picture - I'm actually a bit late in reviewing this, so my thoughts aren't as fresh as they should be, but I had a great time with this. RoninFox and... that other guy are both great at delivery, but the best part were the cricket noises. More riffs need to use sound effects like that.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: anais.jude on December 01, 2008, 10:22:01 PM
Star Trek: The Motion Picture - I'm actually a bit late in reviewing this, so my thoughts aren't as fresh as they should be, but I had a great time with this. RoninFox and... that other guy are both great at delivery, but the best part were the cricket noises. More riffs need to use sound effects like that.

The other guy is Draccu.


This has been the president of the Ronin Fox Fan Club with your random facts for the day
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: bratpop on December 01, 2008, 10:59:22 PM
I've been trying to use sound effects in my riff, but I can't find half the ones I want for free. And I don't have a spare car to crash at fatal velocities for the benefit of my microphone.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on December 01, 2008, 11:01:14 PM
I like the idea of using sound effects, but I say use them sparingly... once you start going down that road, I could see it being really easy to start overusing them.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: bratpop on December 01, 2008, 11:05:10 PM
It didn't make sense in MST3k, but as long as you're going to do the sound effects with your mouth, you might as well just put a real sound effect in there. I would take them out if they sounded stupid, but I'd like to at least have them to try first. Stupid internets.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Asbestos Bill on December 02, 2008, 05:23:07 AM
It's funny; I was just having a conversation about sound effects as I was working on Mission Impossible 2. There's a scene in which we know that the villain is wearing an Ethan Hunt mask and not only is he standing 3 inches away from the girl he's trying to trick, but he starts pressing his face to her forehead. I thought we could use a balloon to make rubbery noises (since you can't really make those with your mouth) but Tracy thought of a joke so it wasn't really an issue... but I still wonder what the reaction would be.

A lot of people are, to varying degrees, riffing purists who balk at things like sound effects not performed by the riffer and pre-riffing (ie making a joke about something that is about to happen, thereby breaking the illusion that you're watching the movie for the first time). The danger is of course that you don't want the riff to end up sounding like a morning radio show. Generally, I do believe that if you can make the noise yourself, you should, but sometimes you just cant.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Chaos on December 02, 2008, 07:00:57 AM
I've been trying to use sound effects in my riff, but I can't find half the ones I want for free. And I don't have a spare car to crash at fatal velocities for the benefit of my microphone.

You're obviously just not committed enough to your riff, if you're not willing to crash a car to get the necessary sound. ;)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on December 02, 2008, 10:34:12 AM
I think using sound effects can be way hilarious, but it will only remain that way so long as we're not hearing a sound-effect on every other riff. The "laugh track" portion of the "Battlefield Earth" rifftrax is almost lethally-hilarious, and is a perfect example of how some well-placed sound-effects can be great. But I just worry that some people will start to use sound-effects in place of actual riffs, which is why I advise using them sparingly.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Chaos on December 02, 2008, 12:11:43 PM
Yeah, you definitely don't want too many of them around the place, but a good sound in the right spot can be extremely funny.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invader_quirk on December 02, 2008, 12:35:45 PM
I'd have to set up at the beginning that one of us has a new soundboard or something. A sound effect out of nowhere completely ruins the illusion that the riffers are ad-libbing.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Chaos on December 02, 2008, 03:13:43 PM
Only if that's the illusion you're going for. Not all riffing groups do.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 02, 2008, 03:18:54 PM
Yeah, I think that's kind of over-thinking it.

If it's funny and it works... it works.

I like the idea of some sound effects.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on December 02, 2008, 03:19:06 PM
I'd have to set up at the beginning that one of us has a new soundboard or something. A sound effect out of nowhere completely ruins the illusion that the riffers are ad-libbing.

If people are really committed to the illusion that I'm adlibbing my way through my Star Trek riff then they can just assume I keep a trained cricket in my pocket at all times just in case.

Seriously, I just think it's a matter of moderation.  I'm not planning to put sound effects all through my riffs, and when the situation calls for it I foley my own sound effects when possible.  Had to go online and search for a cricket chirp, but for the end of my Nightmare on Elm Street riff I added my own foley effects using a combination of a replica sword I own, a couple steak knives and dropping heavy objects onto the floor.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invader_quirk on December 02, 2008, 03:30:26 PM
Obviously. I said that I, personally, would feel the need to set it up. Other people can ruin botch FAIL AT LIFE make their riffs however they want.



 ;D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: bratpop on December 02, 2008, 04:27:37 PM
That's why I have invented... um... Soundeffectio. Yeah. Take it away, Soundeffectio. *crash*
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: zenmichael on December 02, 2008, 06:49:00 PM
Obviously. I said that I, personally, would feel the need to set it up. Other people can ruin botch FAIL AT LIFE make their riffs however they want.



 ;D

Maybe if you set up at the beginning that Jim Cramer of "Mad Money" had given you an old board of his that he didn't like anymore. And every now and then for no reason you could start shouting, you hear a button being slammed and AOOGAH! could come out of the blue.

I honestly did think this would be the way I'd go if I decided to use many sfx (we use one in "Time and Again," but it's in the outro, not in the actual riff), and I'd say that Jim Cramer was the guest synch line, then just scream unintelligibly for every synch line. ..... This idea has since been dropped.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Chaos on December 03, 2008, 04:30:37 AM
I'd have to set up at the beginning that one of us has a new soundboard or something. A sound effect out of nowhere completely ruins the illusion that the riffers are ad-libbing.

If people are really committed to the illusion that I'm adlibbing my way through my Star Trek riff then they can just assume I keep a trained cricket in my pocket at all times just in case.

Seriously, I just think it's a matter of moderation.  I'm not planning to put sound effects all through my riffs, and when the situation calls for it I foley my own sound effects when possible.  Had to go online and search for a cricket chirp, but for the end of my Nightmare on Elm Street riff I added my own foley effects using a combination of a replica sword I own, a couple steak knives and dropping heavy objects onto the floor.

You'd think by doing it yourself you would be completely free from legal worries with the sounds, but I suggest you don't let the steak knife company find out that you used their brand of steak knives for your sound effects, or they might sue you for unauthorized public use. And don't get me started on the company that made your floor tiles. ;)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on December 03, 2008, 05:03:19 AM
I'd have to set up at the beginning that one of us has a new soundboard or something. A sound effect out of nowhere completely ruins the illusion that the riffers are ad-libbing.

If people are really committed to the illusion that I'm adlibbing my way through my Star Trek riff then they can just assume I keep a trained cricket in my pocket at all times just in case.

Seriously, I just think it's a matter of moderation.  I'm not planning to put sound effects all through my riffs, and when the situation calls for it I foley my own sound effects when possible.  Had to go online and search for a cricket chirp, but for the end of my Nightmare on Elm Street riff I added my own foley effects using a combination of a replica sword I own, a couple steak knives and dropping heavy objects onto the floor.

You'd think by doing it yourself you would be completely free from legal worries with the sounds, but I suggest you don't let the steak knife company find out that you used their brand of steak knives for your sound effects, or they might sue you for unauthorized public use. And don't get me started on the company that made your floor tiles. ;)

Tell me about it.  I just found out I owe Everlast a couple thou after I recorded hitting the palm of my hand with one of their boxing gloves for a impact sound.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Chaos on December 03, 2008, 06:58:47 AM
Just be thankful God didn't decide recording the sound of your fist was outside the limits of fair use.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: zenmichael on December 03, 2008, 08:48:25 AM
So I just got through the "Alone in the Dark" iRiff, and though I normally just like to post comments (I'll be honest, I never got the point of this thread; isn't that what the comments section is for?), and I DID post comments, since the catalog seems to kind of be in flux right now I thought I'd go ahead and throw my review up here as well:

I'll admit, I thought the sample was funny, but not amazingly funny. I decided to take a chance, though, since I thought this movie SHOULD be riffed and could be great if poked at enough. Oh, man, I was not let down. Seriously like at least one laugh-out-loud riff per every 10 minutes, I'd say. The only faults I would cite are fairly minor: an overuse of the phrase, "God!" or "Oh, God!" I'm not religious or offended, it just got a bit tiring after awhile. Also, doing a silly line, then 'would you just?!?' does not really work with a single riffer, and the line on its own worked fine each time, in my opinion. The only other thing is the 'fourth meal' joke was funny the first (out of 30 or so) times, tho it does at least lead to a joke much later, so I won't bitch about that much.

I'm impressed that Mr. Walsh made a single-riffer movie work. I think they generally work on shorts, but are a bit more difficult to pull off with a full movie. But I never once wanted for a second voice. The Slater/Reid impressions are awesome, and the riffs do a good job of not just being mean (though it gets a bit more mean-spirited towards the end, which is understandable). Walsh has a snarky New Englander down pat, and pulls it off charmingly for hours on end.

Favorite line is tough because there's SO MUCH good material here, but at least one of them for me was, the first time Slater comes home to his like three-story warehouse of an apartment, something along the lines of, 'Well, I'll get some light cleaning done, send a note to Pottery Barn, and drop off my SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLAR RENT CHECK.'
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Heisanevilgenius on December 03, 2008, 09:02:17 AM
So I just got through the "Alone in the Dark" iRiff, and BLAH BLAH BLAH

Now that's an endorsement. I want to check this one out now. Thanks.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on December 03, 2008, 09:13:31 AM
Yeah, I was a little iffy on that one too. I'll probably check it out later this week. Thanks.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on December 03, 2008, 09:25:25 AM
(I'll be honest, I never got the point of this thread; isn't that what the comments section is for?),

Just a side note... I posted a "didn't care for it" type comment on the Luke and Joe riff and guess what, comments are no longer there! Seems like an awfully big coincidence that after my note they disappeared. I wasn't completely negative either which is what strikes me as funny.

So I guess this thread is a good idea after all. If this may be a habit a better rating system is definitely in order. Hopefully the rifftrax guys come up with something.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Chaos on December 03, 2008, 09:32:30 AM
The point of this thread is to have a single place to go to get feedback on ALL iRiffs, so you can hopefully find good ones and avoid bad ones based on people who have similar tastes as you. Sure, you can read the comments for each individual iRiff, but that still means you have to look at every single one. This thread is, at least in theory, faster. Though I admit that over time it certainly becomes more and more disorganized, too. :)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: James of LinHood on December 03, 2008, 09:34:38 AM
(I'll be honest, I never got the point of this thread; isn't that what the comments section is for?),

Just a side note... I posted a "didn't care for it" type comment on the Luke and Joe riff and guess what, comments are no longer there! Seems like an awfully big coincidence that after my note they disappeared. I wasn't completely negative either which is what strikes me as funny.

That's sad.

While I know that it sucks to have someone leave a less than 100 percent positive comment about your riff I'd never think about deleting any of them.  After all, the comments section is there to give people a more detailed idea on peoples opinions about the riff before they purchase it, good or bad.

So, I'd have to agree that this thread is a good idea for that very reason.  At least you'll have your opinion heard here, if nowhere else.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Johnny_Eunitis on December 03, 2008, 12:18:51 PM
Ehh, Mmm, err.... I don't wanna be mean but man this stuff just isn't doing for me. Cripes, how do I do this politely? 

After sifting through several samples over the course of the week and not laughing at ... well, anything - I decided to give  "Squeek the Squirrel" a shot based on reviews and "The Relaxed Wife" because the short looks so weird. Neither blew me away. They were okay but I keep hearing comparissions to MST from some folks and I'm just not seeing that at all. Of the 2, Wife got a few chuckles out of me at the start, before it faded.

I hate to come off like a jerk, and I keep trying, but  it seems iriffs just isn't my cup o' tea. Forgive me...  :-[



that's why i'm against previews. all you get from a minute or two is an idea of what kind of quality the work is and if you like the guys voice/delivery. you can't get a sense of the humor or potential humor in the entire run of things. if you're confidant in your work, you don't need a preview at all, plus it should be a surprise! just my opion
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on December 03, 2008, 01:14:54 PM
We did two fairly long previews (one is around 6:00 and the other is nearly 10:00) in the hopes that it would give people a better idea of what they can expect throughout the entire track. I think previews are important, but I agree that it's hard to get a sense of the whole riff if you only get like 53 seconds of it.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 03, 2008, 02:12:24 PM
Ehh, Mmm, err.... I don't wanna be mean but man this stuff just isn't doing for me. Cripes, how do I do this politely? 

After sifting through several samples over the course of the week and not laughing at ... well, anything - I decided to give  "Squeek the Squirrel" a shot based on reviews and "The Relaxed Wife" because the short looks so weird. Neither blew me away. They were okay but I keep hearing comparissions to MST from some folks and I'm just not seeing that at all. Of the 2, Wife got a few chuckles out of me at the start, before it faded.

I hate to come off like a jerk, and I keep trying, but  it seems iriffs just isn't my cup o' tea. Forgive me...  :-[



that's why i'm against previews. all you get from a minute or two is an idea of what kind of quality the work is and if you like the guys voice/delivery. you can't get a sense of the humor or potential humor in the entire run of things. if you're confidant in your work, you don't need a preview at all, plus it should be a surprise! just my opion

That doesn't make sense. He watched the previews, they didn't appeal. He bought them anyway and still didn't like them.

Surely the previews were pretty accurate indicators?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on December 03, 2008, 02:22:03 PM
(I'll be honest, I never got the point of this thread; isn't that what the comments section is for?),

Just a side note... I posted a "didn't care for it" type comment on the Luke and Joe riff and guess what, comments are no longer there! Seems like an awfully big coincidence that after my note they disappeared. I wasn't completely negative either which is what strikes me as funny.

That's sad.

While I know that it sucks to have someone leave a less than 100 percent positive comment about your riff I'd never think about deleting any of them.  After all, the comments section is there to give people a more detailed idea on peoples opinions about the riff before they purchase it, good or bad.

So, I'd have to agree that this thread is a good idea for that very reason.  At least you'll have your opinion heard here, if nowhere else.

Weird...  I don't think we even have an option to delete them.  Otherwise I'd get rid of the initial "hey there's a glitch" comments on Dragnet from some of the wacky transcoding/multi-audio track weirdness we had at launch.

That being said, I do agree 100% that all comments positive or not should stay.  

Like for Dragnet, we have a few "there's dead spots" comments where we failed to keep the jokes coming in an effort to not completely talk over the plot.  (We aren't fans of riffs that are so crammed with jokes that you can't really hear any of the dialog.)  It's helpful for us since this was our first attempt at riffing.  Now we know what we need to work on going forward.

Which leads me to pose this question...

We're working on Enter The Lone Ranger and there's a TON of long scenes with no speaking where someone rides a horse/meanders across a field/climbs a rock/does nothing.  So we're toying around with ideas and thought this might be in interesting idea....

Writing a bunch of short songs to fill those scenes and including a "rock opera" type mp3 of the songs along with the VOD that ties all the short songs together into a single song.

It's just an idea at this point and we haven't gotten too far into the process, but what do you guys think?  I'm not saying we will do it, but we may try.  Some samples of our music is here: http://www.myspace.com/onewallroom (None of the posted music is riffing/joke related.  We've kept that in-house for the most part.)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: bratpop on December 03, 2008, 02:34:07 PM
I would do it. Whether you should or not depends on your passion.

How do you include an MP3 with the VOD?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on December 03, 2008, 02:41:25 PM
I would do it. Whether you should or not depends on your passion.

How do you include an MP3 with the VOD?

It's something we'd like to try, but if it doesn't work, then we'll scrap it for the time being.  We had talked (before the launch) of trying to do an original song for each episode we did, but didn't have the time when we did Dragnet.

Not sure.  Perhaps if we had them both in a Zip file?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Chaos on December 03, 2008, 03:06:45 PM
I think it sounds like a neat idea, personally.

So what you're saying is that in the riff itself, the song will be broken up into those various scenes, but then you would have a separate file included with the download that was the song all connected together, including the video each piece of it was on top of (so it would be like a full song, over a montage of the Lone Ranger walking and riding all over the place)? I think that would be cool.

The beauty of this whole iRiff thing is that it gives us a medium to do pretty much ANYTHING we want, and see if it works. We don't HAVE to even do comedy riffs, if we don't want to... we could use it to make other kinds of commentary tracks, or do something completely different with VOD stuff (like make our own audio track to replace the existing audio of the movie, hence making a new movie - you know, like that crazy guy who slept with his daughter and wore thick glasses ;)).

I'd love to see some groups trying something completely different and wacky... throw it against the wall, guys, and see what sticks.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on December 03, 2008, 03:10:18 PM
I would do it. Whether you should or not depends on your passion.

How do you include an MP3 with the VOD?

It's something we'd like to try, but if it doesn't work, then we'll scrap it for the time being.  We had talked (before the launch) of trying to do an original song for each episode we did, but didn't have the time when we did Dragnet.

Not sure.  Perhaps if we had them both in a Zip file?

You might have to put the MP3 in its own Zip file or something, but I'm pretty sure you can put up a number of files under the same product.  So something like that can be done, and I'd personally like to see it.

On that note iJust watched your Dragnet riff and it got quite a few laughs from me.  Yeah there were dead spaces, but not nearly as bad as some I've heard.  And the commercials were great stuff.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 03, 2008, 03:10:55 PM
Sounds like a great idea to me!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: bratpop on December 03, 2008, 03:54:43 PM
Can you upload zips? I thought you had to upload a specific type of VOD or an MP3, and both get converted if they don't have the right settings.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on December 03, 2008, 03:56:19 PM
Can you upload zips? I thought you had to upload a specific type of VOD or an MP3, and both get converted if they don't have the right settings.

You can upload the VOD, MP3 and TXT files, then assign them into zip files once they're uploaded and transcoded and stuff.  I don't know if you can put the VOD files in zip files though, but I haven't uploaded any VOD content yet so I wouldn't know.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 03, 2008, 03:56:46 PM
... Well couldn't you just upload the MP3 and name it... "The Rock Opera" or something?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: bratpop on December 03, 2008, 04:03:55 PM
It would be shitty mono.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 03, 2008, 04:05:08 PM
Ah yeah, there is that.

Well, upload it somewhere else, and give out the download address with purchase of the VOD?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Raven on December 03, 2008, 04:06:03 PM
Ah yeah, there is that.

Well, upload it somewhere else, and give out the download address with purchase of the VOD?


Not a bad idea,  you could upload it to divshare and put the link in the text file.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invisible NanoGhost on December 03, 2008, 05:22:39 PM
Ah yeah, there is that.

Well, upload it somewhere else, and give out the download address with purchase of the VOD?

Might also consider giving away the song, as a teaser to get people interested in the VOD.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Raven on December 03, 2008, 05:27:36 PM
(I'll be honest, I never got the point of this thread; isn't that what the comments section is for?),

Just a side note... I posted a "didn't care for it" type comment on the Luke and Joe riff and guess what, comments are no longer there! Seems like an awfully big coincidence that after my note they disappeared. I wasn't completely negative either which is what strikes me as funny.

So I guess this thread is a good idea after all. If this may be a habit a better rating system is definitely in order. Hopefully the rifftrax guys come up with something.

What did you post as?  The Bloody pit of Horror page had 4 comments on it when I just checked it.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on December 03, 2008, 05:45:08 PM
(I'll be honest, I never got the point of this thread; isn't that what the comments section is for?),

Just a side note... I posted a "didn't care for it" type comment on the Luke and Joe riff and guess what, comments are no longer there! Seems like an awfully big coincidence that after my note they disappeared. I wasn't completely negative either which is what strikes me as funny.

So I guess this thread is a good idea after all. If this may be a habit a better rating system is definitely in order. Hopefully the rifftrax guys come up with something.

What did you post as?  The Bloody pit of Horror page had 4 comments on it when I just checked it.

Yeah, the comments probably disappeared temporarily while the iRiffs section got fixed up a little.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on December 03, 2008, 06:30:45 PM
Ah yeah, there is that.

Well, upload it somewhere else, and give out the download address with purchase of the VOD?


Not a bad idea,  you could upload it to divshare and put the link in the text file.

Not bad idea at all.  The giving it away idea isn't bad either.  We'd probably just post the song on our MySpace and if you buy the VOD you can get the download.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on December 03, 2008, 07:31:35 PM
(I'll be honest, I never got the point of this thread; isn't that what the comments section is for?),

Just a side note... I posted a "didn't care for it" type comment on the Luke and Joe riff and guess what, comments are no longer there! Seems like an awfully big coincidence that after my note they disappeared. I wasn't completely negative either which is what strikes me as funny.

So I guess this thread is a good idea after all. If this may be a habit a better rating system is definitely in order. Hopefully the rifftrax guys come up with something.


What did you post as?  The Bloody pit of Horror page had 4 comments on it when I just checked it.

Okay... weird. Now comments show. Either it was some weird glitch when I looked or I'm just plain retarded. (I'll go with the latter).

~Tee hee
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on December 03, 2008, 07:53:23 PM
(I'll be honest, I never got the point of this thread; isn't that what the comments section is for?),

Just a side note... I posted a "didn't care for it" type comment on the Luke and Joe riff and guess what, comments are no longer there! Seems like an awfully big coincidence that after my note they disappeared. I wasn't completely negative either which is what strikes me as funny.

So I guess this thread is a good idea after all. If this may be a habit a better rating system is definitely in order. Hopefully the rifftrax guys come up with something.


What did you post as?  The Bloody pit of Horror page had 4 comments on it when I just checked it.

Okay... weird. Now comments show. Either it was some weird glitch when I looked or I'm just plain retarded. (I'll go with the latter).

~Tee hee

Okay, I figured out why the 'comments' section suddenly disappeared. Maybe mr. torgo could look into it. (I'm only half-retarded). When you click on the iriff while looking at the "see all riffs" section the info appears with the comments. If you click on the handy little side bar pictures (random iriffs) it shows the same info but without the comments. You then have to click "more info" to see more. Seems a bit laborious and very easy to miss. Heck, some people may not even realize they could make comments for it depending on how they access the iriff.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: LukeandJoe on December 03, 2008, 08:58:34 PM
(I'll be honest, I never got the point of this thread; isn't that what the comments section is for?),

Just a side note... I posted a "didn't care for it" type comment on the Luke and Joe riff and guess what, comments are no longer there! Seems like an awfully big coincidence that after my note they disappeared. I wasn't completely negative either which is what strikes me as funny.

So I guess this thread is a good idea after all. If this may be a habit a better rating system is definitely in order. Hopefully the rifftrax guys come up with something.

I haven't deleted anything.  I haven't even looked at the comments in over a week.  Don't blame me.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Heisanevilgenius on December 03, 2008, 09:17:04 PM
I haven't deleted anything.  I haven't even looked at the comments in over a week.  Don't blame me.

I believe you. I've definitely seen comments disappear. Ratings too. The Ghost Stories riff had 3 ratings and an average of 4 stars, and then just today it had 0 ratings for some reason.

Er, okay, I think this is getting off-topic. Maybe we should discuss this in the support forum.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: James of LinHood on December 04, 2008, 03:30:42 AM
Er, okay, I think this is getting off-topic. Maybe we should discuss this in the support forum.

A Rifftrax thread going off-topic?!  No way!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on December 07, 2008, 02:35:44 PM
I tried to listen to the Demon Knight iRiff by Track Zero. WTF! This isn't a real riff. It's just them rambling on and on, usually not even about the movie. I understand not all iRiffs have to be funny, or in the similar riffing style we are used to, but MUCH MORE WARNING should be indicated in the description about what type of commentary it was going to be!
Majorly disappointed, as while I really like this movie, it would lend itself to riffing very well.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 07, 2008, 03:06:42 PM
It's true that they don't really make it obvious that it isn't really them riffing at all.

On the other hand, buying an iRiff without a sample is really opening yourself up to be let down. We do know that not all trax are going to be funny, and they didn't specifically say it would be. Not saying it's your fault or anything, but you know, buyer beware and all that.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Petey Wheatstraw on December 07, 2008, 04:05:03 PM
I guarantee that every single one of my iRiffs is extremely unfunny. ;)

(No, I don't. Please buy my crap.)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Indomitus on December 07, 2008, 08:05:41 PM
Doesn't at least one of their products say it's an old podcast, pre-Rifftrax?  And no preview.  How much warning do you need?  You want it to say "don't buy this, it sucks"?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on December 07, 2008, 08:58:16 PM
How much warning do you need?  You want it to say "don't buy this, it sucks"?
That's almost what I put in my review in the comments section. It's too bad I had to bee the one to get suckered in so I could warn everyone else.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invisible NanoGhost on December 07, 2008, 10:21:22 PM
I'm watching the Track Zero release of "They Live".  It's not a standard riff track, but it's entertaining in places.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Asbestos Bill on December 15, 2008, 02:02:48 PM
OK. I've watched several and I'm through with school so I can post about them now....

First up: Pearl of the Orient
Rediculous short. Did you get a count of how many times they refer to Coca Cola as "a friend"? The riff was little slow during the first half, but picked up steam in the latter half. The jokes were good, but none of them were hilarious. Deliveries were also good--he has a good voice for this. Overall it was a good short. I recommend it.

Next, Japoteurs
This was a first effort and, well I'll just say there's plenty of room for improvement. The sound is poor (ie. it's difficult to hear the video's audio and low quality sound in general) and the riffs were pretty lackluster. The deliveries were sometimes strange, as if the riffer was reading them for the first time.

Cooking Terms
This was a better example of an amateur riff, but it was still lacking. What is good about it is the chemistry between the riffers and just the fact that they have a female riffer. The sound quality is decent and really there's nothing specific that is wrong with it; it just needs some more work.

Fire! Patty Learns What to Do*
This was the first great riff I found on iRiffs. The guy has a great voice and a unique style that I find hilarious--the jokes are mostly in the voices. Not all of the jokes are great but he keeps the energy high so it doesn't even matter. *Highly recommended.

Build Your Vocabulary
This was a decent riff (and a strange short). Actually I didn't technically watch the entire thing because the file timed out or something, but I saw almost all of it. There are some funny jokes. I laughed out loud a few times (sometimes just at the short). It still could use some more jokes and some overall refinement but he's on the right track. I do have to mention the CGI opening however... It...scarred me. Just beware of that.....  :speechless:

Squeek the Squirrel*
Turkey Shoot really hits it's stride with this one. The same high-energy, voice-oriented riffing as in Patty, but now with better jokes too! Great work, man. I can't wait for more!  :highfive: *Again, highly recommended.

Speed*
I had this long ago since I wrote for it--I assume they didn't change anything for the iRiffs release... Anyway, this is an excellent track, though it was much better live. Many hilarious lines and they have great voices and deliveries. I consider this to be better than the average Rifftrax. *Highly Recommended


I also bought the riff of Kahn, but I discovered the version I have is the wrong one  :(  I'll have to find it somewhere and I'll look for the first Trek movie too so I can finally check out one of RoninFox's full length riffs.

In other news, I recently discovered a Texas based live-riffing group called Master Pancake Theater. I'm kind of surprised I hadn't heard of them before since they're big enough that not only do they make a living by it, with shows every weekend, but they actually get stars of the movies to make appearances/guest riff sometimes (and, once, Mary Jo Pehl, which really surprised me). But I guess this forum isn't quite the ultimate riffing hub we assume it to be  ::). Anyway, they don't have any downloadable tracks yet, but I've been encouraging them to consider iRiffs. You should too. Their MySpace is here (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=153402867)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: pezdrake on December 15, 2008, 02:14:24 PM
I'll be darned if we aren't back on topic.  I watched Roninfox's coca-cola short and thought it was pretty good but not outstanding.  It was tough material to work with though so I have to give him some slack.  I wouldn't have even attempted it. 
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Steve-O on December 15, 2008, 02:29:28 PM
In other news, I recently discovered a Texas based live-riffing group called Master Pancake Theater. I'm kind of surprised I hadn't heard of them before since they're big enough that not only do they make a living by it, with shows every weekend, but they actually get stars of the movies to make appearances/guest riff sometimes (and, once, Mary Jo Pehl, which really surprised me). But I guess this forum isn't quite the ultimate riffing hub we assume it to be  ::).

They've actually been mentioned here before, though not by that name.   I'm pretty sure this is the same group that used to call themselves "Mr. E. Sinus Theater" until Jim Mallon sued them.

Great capsule reviews, by the way.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Asbestos Bill on December 15, 2008, 06:41:07 PM
In other news, I recently discovered a Texas based live-riffing group called Master Pancake Theater. I'm kind of surprised I hadn't heard of them before since they're big enough that not only do they make a living by it, with shows every weekend, but they actually get stars of the movies to make appearances/guest riff sometimes (and, once, Mary Jo Pehl, which really surprised me). But I guess this forum isn't quite the ultimate riffing hub we assume it to be  ::).

They've actually been mentioned here before, though not by that name.   I'm pretty sure this is the same group that used to call themselves "Mr. E. Sinus Theater" until Jim Mallon sued them.

Great capsule reviews, by the way.

I saw the Sinus name mentioned in an interview, but it didn't say anything about a lawsuit. They just said they had had a long run and it was time to move on. Then again, it was referred to as simply "Sinus Theater" so maybe they just dropped the "Mr. E"?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invader_quirk on December 15, 2008, 07:05:58 PM
Yes, I remember reading about that lawsuit.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Indomitus on December 15, 2008, 10:01:18 PM
iJust finished watching the riff of Labyrinth by Riff This!

We all know the movie:  Young and cute Jennifer Connelly, creepy puppets galore, and the creepiest of all: a molestery David Bowie with his overly-prominent batch.

The short:
I'll be looking for further riffs from him as his style and delivery grow, but not sure if I'll watch this one again.  Good but not overwhelmingly incredible.

The long:
The riff starts slow and drifts into lethargy toward the end, but has some very good lines, like "yar, it be talk like a pirate squirrel day!" (my favorite line, made me LOL.)  There is some distortion in the riff, and it seems to happen just after certain echoed sync lines.  But technical issues aside (we can't all be geeky techie wizards) my main issues with the riff are the long lapses in riffing broken only by a "hm" or what the Best Brains would call a "State Park Joke."  I found myself filling in jokes myself way too frequently.
As far as delivery, he sounds like he was locked away in his room, hoping mom, dad and big sis didn't hear him in there being funny.  Much was quiet, some was mumbled, and I think I missed quite a bit of it just because the movie kept overpowering the riff.  Relax, man.  It's only comedy.  When I recorded mine, I'm sure the neighbors thought I was going mad, what with all the screaming and the different voices.  Don't hold back next time.  Wave that freak flag high.

BUT, as I've said, there is some very good writing in there, and I think the riff would have benefited quite a bit from a few more rounds of writing.  For some people it only takes a couple days; for others it takes longer.  Don't cut it short just to rush the release date.  Take the time and you'll notice a big difference.  And DO NOT leave any lines to chance.  I had one line that I'd planned on partially ad-libbing, and it never worked until I sat down and actually scripted the "ad-lib."

He'll be a strong riffer once he learns how to liven up the delivery and to be persistent in making sure there's solid writing all the way through.  I will be checking out more, to see how he progresses, but I'm torn as to whether I can sit through this whole thing again for those few nuggets of greatness.  I gave it a 3 out of 5.


On a semi-side note:  What, no comments about Ludo's huge red badonkadonk?  Or did I miss one?  Seriously, that goat-bear-wookie thing's got some serious J-Lo booty going on.  Ludo got BACK.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: riffvault73 on December 17, 2008, 10:03:40 AM

Build Your Vocabulary
This was a decent riff (and a strange short). Actually I didn't technically watch the entire thing because the file timed out or something, but I saw almost all of it. There are some funny jokes. I laughed out loud a few times (sometimes just at the short). It still could use some more jokes and some overall refinement but he's on the right track. I do have to mention the CGI opening however... It...scarred me. Just beware of that.....  :speechless:


Thanks for the comment. I don't get into this forum too often, and I saw what you wrote just now. The CGI will be staying in future Riff Vaults, BUT we're going to make it more relevent to the movie that's riffed. As for more jokes, We working on putting more in the next episode, which will be a full length feature film. I'm not sure when we will finish it as we have deadlines on other projects that have a higher priority right now.

That being said, I'd watched Josh Way's "Dating Do's and Don'ts," Ho-RIFF-ic Productions' "Friday The 13th" and Riffer Phoenix's "A Day Of Thanksgiving." I found All 3 to be extremely funny. They deserve 5 stars.

All The Best,

James Heath Lantz
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on December 21, 2008, 07:13:53 PM
iJust finished watching Dragnet: A Gun For Christmas by Dark Matter Productions.

I think M@ did a fairly solid job with this one.  There were some really funny parts, and Dragnet can be a tough one to do because of the quick paced talking.  I got a kick out of how the first few riffs he had were similar (but different) to the ones we had on Dragnet: The Big Seventeen.  There were a couple laugh out loud parts, particularly the "Eyes up here" line and a few spots at the end.  I'd say what they were but I'd spoil the big "twist" at the end.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Novouto on January 01, 2009, 04:53:16 PM
Happy New Year everyone!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on January 01, 2009, 05:04:03 PM
Watched Hor-Riff-ic's Children of the Corn.  Fun way to spend the day, adding Satan into the mix was a good touch and gave them more to play with, the movie was very deserving and got what it deserved.  The only real things I would want to change is to up the audio quality a bit (so buy their tracks enough so they can afford good microphones) and add a little bit of energy here and there, especially in the introductions.

Really solid work all around, and I'll be re-watching it soon.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mattwnelson on January 03, 2009, 06:34:00 PM
iJust finished watching the Pokemon Movie 200 iRiff. While it was a decent iRiff, I did feel there were a couple of missed opportunities (especially in the Pikachu short), and occasional flat dialogue. Overall, though, solid work and I'd like to see them tackle other cheesy animated films.

M@
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: NYFalcon1981 on January 08, 2009, 08:28:50 AM
I just watched Pokemon 2000 and I loved it, great riff, for me it ranks up there with a quality MST episode, a solid 9 and I will keep an eye out for future riffs, keep up the good work!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Behonkiss on January 08, 2009, 08:05:45 PM
iJust finished watching the riff of Labyrinth by Riff This!

We all know the movie:  Young and cute Jennifer Connelly, creepy puppets galore, and the creepiest of all: a molestery David Bowie with his overly-prominent batch.

The short:
I'll be looking for further riffs from him as his style and delivery grow, but not sure if I'll watch this one again.  Good but not overwhelmingly incredible.

The long:
The riff starts slow and drifts into lethargy toward the end, but has some very good lines, like "yar, it be talk like a pirate squirrel day!" (my favorite line, made me LOL.)  There is some distortion in the riff, and it seems to happen just after certain echoed sync lines.  But technical issues aside (we can't all be geeky techie wizards) my main issues with the riff are the long lapses in riffing broken only by a "hm" or what the Best Brains would call a "State Park Joke."  I found myself filling in jokes myself way too frequently.
As far as delivery, he sounds like he was locked away in his room, hoping mom, dad and big sis didn't hear him in there being funny.  Much was quiet, some was mumbled, and I think I missed quite a bit of it just because the movie kept overpowering the riff.  Relax, man.  It's only comedy.  When I recorded mine, I'm sure the neighbors thought I was going mad, what with all the screaming and the different voices.  Don't hold back next time.  Wave that freak flag high.

BUT, as I've said, there is some very good writing in there, and I think the riff would have benefited quite a bit from a few more rounds of writing.  For some people it only takes a couple days; for others it takes longer.  Don't cut it short just to rush the release date.  Take the time and you'll notice a big difference.  And DO NOT leave any lines to chance.  I had one line that I'd planned on partially ad-libbing, and it never worked until I sat down and actually scripted the "ad-lib."

He'll be a strong riffer once he learns how to liven up the delivery and to be persistent in making sure there's solid writing all the way through.  I will be checking out more, to see how he progresses, but I'm torn as to whether I can sit through this whole thing again for those few nuggets of greatness.  I gave it a 3 out of 5.


On a semi-side note:  What, no comments about Ludo's huge red badonkadonk?  Or did I miss one?  Seriously, that goat-bear-wookie thing's got some serious J-Lo booty going on.  Ludo got BACK.

Thanks for offering some honest and constructive criticism!  I'm glad you found it at least decent and think I show promise; I have an infamously bad movie lined up for my next riff, so the jokes might come to me easier.

I'm not sure what a State Park joke is, but I did do a lot of "hm"s and simply laughing at some cheesy moments like Bowie's overacting.  I like when they do that in riffs; it feels natural and gives you the impression that the riffer is having genuine fun instead of just reading scripted lines.

Sound quality is due to me only owning a crappy Logitech USB headset that I might replace at some point in the future, and I recorded the lines while alone, so other people weren't a factor; I'll try to speak louder and clearer next time.

Again, thanks so much for taking the time to leave some thoughts.  I'll keep your advice in mind when I do my next riff.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mattwnelson on January 08, 2009, 08:16:13 PM
iJust finished Cinester Theater's free shorts, "The Bully" and "Say No To Strangers"; they're excellent stuff! While Synchy the Synch Goblin seemed a little strange, I got rather used to him. Lots of real belly-laugh moments on the "Strangers" short, and I hope to see more from this group!

M@
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: majorjoe23 on January 08, 2009, 09:14:19 PM
I just finished Tron. Somehow I had never seen the film before.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Indomitus on January 09, 2009, 07:10:09 AM
Thanks for offering some honest and constructive criticism!  I'm glad you found it at least decent and think I show promise; I have an infamously bad movie lined up for my next riff, so the jokes might come to me easier.

I'm not sure what a State Park joke is, but I did do a lot of "hm"s and simply laughing at some cheesy moments like Bowie's overacting.  I like when they do that in riffs; it feels natural and gives you the impression that the riffer is having genuine fun instead of just reading scripted lines.
A State Park joke (per the MST3K Amazing Colossal Episode Guide) is what they called it when the riffer was just stating what's happening on screen more than making a joke about what's happening.  That can be funny under certain circumstances, but 99% of the time there's something better that can be put there.

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Sound quality is due to me only owning a crappy Logitech USB headset that I might replace at some point in the future, and I recorded the lines while alone, so other people weren't a factor; I'll try to speak louder and clearer next time.
Figured a cheap mic factored in there somewhere.  Not all of us can afford real recording equipment.

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Again, thanks so much for taking the time to leave some thoughts.  I'll keep your advice in mind when I do my next riff.
I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Chaos on January 09, 2009, 09:34:46 PM
I just finished Tron. Somehow I had never seen the film before.

And... ? :)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: majorjoe23 on January 10, 2009, 01:15:51 PM
I just finished Tron. Somehow I had never seen the film before.

And... ? :)

Funny, but it seemed to be missing something Minority Report and Die Hard have. Maybe additions from a certain riffer...

Just kidding, it was great.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: dalem on January 12, 2009, 04:27:12 PM
ST:TMP.

Saw it in '79, hated it.  Went back a week later with a friend figuring I'd missed something.  Hated it more.  Never  saw more than 5 minutes at a time by accident since then.  Kept hating it.

Friday I picked up the DVD pack of the movies, saw that the TMP was the director's cut, and figured "what the heck?" and grabbed RoninFox's iRiff.

I can report today that, although I still hate the movie nigh on 30 years later, the riffing helped.  A lot.  So thank you!

But am I the only guy who looks at a reversing starfield and thinks of a "Tailgunner" joke?  I think I am.

-dale
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on January 12, 2009, 07:34:57 PM
  I just finished watching Cinester Theater's Back to the Future iRiff and LOVED it! Very funny all the way through and some good running gags (I'll punch you!). No real dead air on this one either, which is great. I hate that in several of the iRiffs I've listened to, and there is no excuse for it in these kind of projects. Also, good vocal performances, too.
  I really hope these guys do the whole trilogy.
  Charlie Brown's Christmas is coming from Netflix so I'll try that iRiff soon, and I hope it's as good as this one.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: cinester theater on January 15, 2009, 06:35:32 AM
  I just finished watching Cinester Theater's Back to the Future iRiff and LOVED it! Very funny all the way through and some good running gags (I'll punch you!). No real dead air on this one either, which is great. I hate that in several of the iRiffs I've listened to, and there is no excuse for it in these kind of projects. Also, good vocal performances, too.
  I really hope these guys do the whole trilogy.
  Charlie Brown's Christmas is coming from Netflix so I'll try that iRiff soon, and I hope it's as good as this one.


Much appreciate the download and the comment. We will definitely get to the other two films one of these days. If you enjoyed this one, we know you will enjoy A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Thanks again and glad you liked it! ;D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on January 17, 2009, 12:21:25 PM
I finally got around to watching Riffer Phoenix's Destroy All Planets. It certainly wasn't bust up funny at every minute of the movie, but that's because it wasn't supposed to be. The style was very different than the usual RiffTrax. It was very subtle and non-intrusive upon the film, as if he was selling a track that simply improved the film rather than a film-improved track. I enjoyed it very much. The style reminded me of the Gamera films on MST3K. Perhaps this is what a Joel solo riff would have been like.

Anyways, I'd recommend it to anyone with a soft spot in their heart for kaiju. It's just like enjoying the films for the first time again.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on January 17, 2009, 05:09:21 PM
I watched Cinester Theater's Neverending Story iRiff. It was good, but it seemed to have a larger amount of dead air near the ending. Not as good as Back to the Future, but this was done earlier and you could tell they've gotten better.
Their Charlie Brown Christmas iRiff was quite good, though.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Nunyerbiz on January 17, 2009, 08:43:35 PM
Titan AE by The Movie Asylum

The good: Things started off slowly with a few dead spots in the opening 10 minutes or so, but the guys found a decent pace after that. It wasn't the overall riff assault that you'd expect from Mike/Kevin/Bill, but I thought it found a decent "MST3K Season 2" vibe with the frequency of riffs. I guess some might find this too sparse for their liking, but it didn't bother me. I'd prefer a little bit of dead space as opposed to the writers searching for filler and ending up with... well, filler. The writing was solid and when the riffers show up you are generally glad that they did. I was chuckling often enough and a few laugh out loud zingers were dropped along the way as well.

The bad: The opening intro wasn't awful or anything, but it didn't really offer any laughs either. It was a take on the "if we stick together, we can make it through this awful movie" schtick that was trotted out every so often on MST3K. At this point in the game, I don't know if that kind of setup is needed... as Titan AE isn't going to be in the "top 20 most painful" for any seasoned riff fan. Also, at the end the closing riff credits were inserted early and actually walk over some riffing still in progress.

Overall, I liked it and would give it 7/10. If you are one of those 37 people that own Titan AE on DVD, no reason not to get this riff. While I am not one of those choice few, I rented this via Netflix and I'm glad I did.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on January 20, 2009, 07:41:16 AM
Okay, I'm actually only a half hour into this, and I wasn't going to mention it at first, but here goes.

I bought the "Corvis" version of Masters of the Universe in order to check and make sure I didn't accidentally put in the same jokes for my version.  Well I don't think it's not going to be a problem, even if there are any jokes later on that are similar, I doubt anyone will be listening long enough to find out.  This is the most infuriating riff I have ever listened to.  There's no introduction, no sync lines so you just have to start it up and hope, plus I'm guessing they didn't bother to get an actual DVD copy, because the riff keeps running too fast.  Even though its marked as NTSC, I'm guessing that they downloaded a pirate copy that's actually PAL.  The riff is obviously mostly to completely improvised with no apparent planning at all and in one take.  The two riffers stumble through lines, umming and ahhing and mispronouncing things, possibly because their set-up wouldn't let them stop and start, and they keep yelling into microphones that can't handle the sound, so thier voices are almost always distorted, and the constant sound of them breathing directly on them is annoying as hell.

I don't like to put plain negative reviews up, I try and think some kind of constructive criticism up instead, hoping to help someone improve...But I have no idea what to even say here.  All I can say is that the only sample Corvis has put up for any of his riffs is on his Cool as Ice riff, and it's a perfect indication of the kind of "riffing" he does, so watch that for your judgement on whether or not to buy any of his stuff.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: invid on January 21, 2009, 12:31:34 PM
I just finished listening to Gamera Attack of Legion. If you have the movie or want to buy the box set (well worth doing if you like giant monster movies ^_^) get the iRiff. Apart from an editing glitch he mentions on the web page it's a slight upgrade on his good riff of the first movie. His fake sync voice comes in for some back and forth on the jokes, and if anything shows that a full time partner would really bring things up to the next level. Needs more focus on Creepy Gamera Girl, but that's just me ;) Looking forward to part 3!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on January 21, 2009, 12:39:20 PM
I just finished listening to Gamera Attack of Legion. If you have the movie or want to buy the box set (well worth doing if you like giant monster movies ^_^) get the iRiff. Apart from an editing glitch he mentions on the web page it's a slight upgrade on his good riff of the first movie. His fake sync voice comes in for some back and forth on the jokes, and if anything shows that a full time partner would really bring things up to the next level. Needs more focus on Creepy Gamera Girl, but that's just me ;) Looking forward to part 3!
I must admit, I did a double take on seeing a review for this one :P Anyways, thank you. I'm glad you liked it. Part 3 is coming eventually (I want to get a couple of Trax out first). It's the one I most looked forward to riffing while taking on the series.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: invid on January 21, 2009, 05:48:19 PM
I just finished listening to Gamera Attack of Legion. If you have the movie or want to buy the box set (well worth doing if you like giant monster movies ^_^) get the iRiff. Apart from an editing glitch he mentions on the web page it's a slight upgrade on his good riff of the first movie. His fake sync voice comes in for some back and forth on the jokes, and if anything shows that a full time partner would really bring things up to the next level. Needs more focus on Creepy Gamera Girl, but that's just me ;) Looking forward to part 3!
I must admit, I did a double take on seeing a review for this one :P Anyways, thank you. I'm glad you liked it. Part 3 is coming eventually (I want to get a couple of Trax out first). It's the one I most looked forward to riffing while taking on the series.

I reviewed the first one, so had to do this :) Any excuse to drag out the dvds. I forgot to mention that I'm honestly not sure if I should commend you on not singing when the Gamera song kicks in, or blast you for letting such a chance go by....
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on January 21, 2009, 10:41:36 PM
I just finished listening to Gamera Attack of Legion. If you have the movie or want to buy the box set (well worth doing if you like giant monster movies ^_^) get the iRiff. Apart from an editing glitch he mentions on the web page it's a slight upgrade on his good riff of the first movie. His fake sync voice comes in for some back and forth on the jokes, and if anything shows that a full time partner would really bring things up to the next level. Needs more focus on Creepy Gamera Girl, but that's just me ;) Looking forward to part 3!
I must admit, I did a double take on seeing a review for this one :P Anyways, thank you. I'm glad you liked it. Part 3 is coming eventually (I want to get a couple of Trax out first). It's the one I most looked forward to riffing while taking on the series.

I reviewed the first one, so had to do this :) Any excuse to drag out the dvds. I forgot to mention that I'm honestly not sure if I should commend you on not singing when the Gamera song kicks in, or blast you for letting such a chance go by....
Listen again. That was my addition. I felt it's what the scene needed ;)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: GregMcduck on January 22, 2009, 10:07:40 AM
Cinester Theater's Back To The Future - By the very laws of nature, there can be no way an iRiff of Back to the Future could be funny. Which goes to prove that the people behind Cinester Theater are some kind of demons, because not only if their riff funny, it's the funniest iRiff I've listened to so far! I was pretty much laughing nonstop.

I like how the pop culture references, which can really sog down a Rifftrax sometimes, are kept to a min, and the riff mostly focused on warping the characters: Doc Brown is an evil comic book villain, Marty just cannot grasp time travel at all, etc. I will be listening to this again in the near future.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: bratpop on January 23, 2009, 06:29:38 AM
You mean current pop culture references, or just in general? I mean, MST was tons of poperences.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: GregMcduck on January 23, 2009, 09:08:58 AM
Granted, though they were much more varied and obscure and stuff then most Rifftrax. For the most part, Rifftrax is "homeless person = Nick Nolte" over and over again.

Either way, the minimal use of them made the BTTF pretty memorable.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: pezdrake on January 23, 2009, 09:56:43 AM
For the most part, Rifftrax is "homeless person = Nick Nolte" over and over again.

In their defense, that never stops being funny. 
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: zenmichael on January 23, 2009, 10:55:21 AM
For the most part, Rifftrax is "homeless person = Nick Nolte" over and over again.

In their defense, that never stops being funny. 

Update:
From now on, fellow iRiffers, all homeless guys with scraggly beards will be referred to as "Kris Kristofferson," NOT Nick Nolte. Gary Busey is acceptable if enough teeth are visible.

That is all.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: bratpop on January 24, 2009, 05:39:19 AM
It's not Rifftrax's fault if every movie they riff has a guy who looks like Nick Nolte in it.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on January 24, 2009, 05:40:29 AM
For the most part, Rifftrax is "homeless person = Nick Nolte" over and over again.

In their defense, that never stops being funny. 

Update:
From now on, fellow iRiffers, all homeless guys with scraggly beards will be referred to as "Kris Kristofferson," NOT Nick Nolte. Gary Busey is acceptable if enough teeth are visible.

That is all.

If the guy is actually clean shaven, but has the Busey level of visible teeth Sarah Chalke can be substituted.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mattwnelson on January 24, 2009, 10:21:12 AM
iJust finished watching Vox-O-Rox's Krull!

By far, hands down, the funniest iRiff I've heard so far. This starts right out of the gate and continues a barrage of high-energy quips and riffs with a great vocal performance. A nice blend of observational humor and pop-culture references makes this one of the finest humor commentaries I've seen, and that includes the Rifftrax boys.

Well done and I hope there's more from Vox-o-Rox!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 25, 2009, 05:24:55 AM
Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet - Josh Way.

Man, Josh picks those movies that are a real chore to sit through, but damn, he makes them funny. This is probably his best work yet, too.

Also, the DVD was great, perhaps it would be worth the other iRiffers investigating that new Amazon service he's using? (assuming they aren't dicks to work with or anything. Josh?)

Anyway, we all really enjoyed the movie (it was watched in a group of three) and I highly recommend the DVD.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: bratpop on January 25, 2009, 05:57:21 AM
What new Amazon service?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: doggans on January 25, 2009, 06:19:17 AM
CreateSpace (https://www.createspace.com/) (formerly CustomFlix), which is actually a few years old by now, but surprisingly still not very well known.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Asbestos Bill on January 25, 2009, 06:24:30 AM
I remember looking into that once. It looked like a good service (much better than Cafe Press for things other than clothes). I was thinking of using it if we ever get enough episodes of The Show to warrant a DVD. The only problem I foresaw is that it would require people to register another account to order from them, but maybe Josh is paving the way for us by forcing everyone to do it first  ;)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on January 25, 2009, 06:44:22 AM
iJust finished a Just Andrew shorts marathon.

I had enjoyed the Cooking Terms short, and The Gossip was ok, so I grabbed a bunch more after enjoying a few more samples.

Purely Coincidental Not too bad.  Not something I would've riffed because it was such a disaster of a film, but he did a decent job with it.

Carnivorous Plants Also not too bad.  It had it's funny moments.

Good Table Manners  Definitely one of his better iRiffs in my opinion.

Speech  Having suffered through many speech classes in college for my Communications degree I enjoyed this one quite a bit.

Your Thrift Habits  Also a pretty decent one.

Overall I was pleased and there were some laugh out loud moments in each.  I wouldn't say any were 5 stars, but a solid mix of 3-4 stars easily.

iAlso watched Scott Zee's Alcohol Is Dynamite.  Not too bad, but there was some weird beeping or something going on here and there which was really distracting.  I thought something had happened when I burned it to DVD, but then I saw that others had mentioned the same thing.  Riff-wise it was pretty good.  My wife thought he sounded like Steve Zahn at times.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Indomitus on January 25, 2009, 09:18:06 AM
...one of the finest humor commentaries I've seen, and that includes the Rifftrax boys.

Well, I think that's a bit much, but thanks.

The next one to see the light of day will be a short that I'm putting up on YouTube and MySpace... free funny.  Need to focus more on suckering in attracting some people from outside.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: bratpop on January 25, 2009, 08:24:08 PM
A few of the shorts on IA have a beeping that can be cancelled out be turning down a particular frequency. Can't remember what it is.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Steve-O on January 27, 2009, 02:17:30 AM
Riff Raff Theater's "Die Hard".  Excellent, excellent, excellent.  Easily the best of the Riff Raff releases so far.  I LOL'ed a whole bunch.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: JoshWay on January 27, 2009, 05:30:00 AM
Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet - Josh Way.

Man, Josh picks those movies that are a real chore to sit through, but damn, he makes them funny. This is probably his best work yet, too.

Also, the DVD was great, perhaps it would be worth the other iRiffers investigating that new Amazon service he's using? (assuming they aren't dicks to work with or anything. Josh?)

Anyway, we all really enjoyed the movie (it was watched in a group of three) and I highly recommend the DVD.

Thanks for the nice review! CreateSpace has been great. It takes them a while to send DVD proofs for approval, but they do it for free, so it's hard to complain. And from what I hear they are much quicker shipping to customers. They give great stats and feedback, and the partnership with Amazon is a nice perk. As I've mentioned before, Amazon takes a much bigger chunk of the profits, but I've sold a good number of discs to people just browsing the Amazon DVD store who wouldn't have known about them otherwise.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: secretboxoftoys on January 27, 2009, 08:36:38 AM
k1-
 Wow! A "Just Andrew" marathon? I guess I do have a few out there, don't I? Thanks for the feedback!
 "Purely Coincidental" has this weird feeling to it. I don't know. It's kind of like watching a cheap horror movie. You just know a body is going to fall out of a closet at any second.
 Have you tried "Warning From Space"? I'd like to know what people think of my movie debut. All I can say is, now I know why Josh Way started with shorts!

Andrew
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on January 27, 2009, 10:26:02 AM
k1-
 Wow! A "Just Andrew" marathon? I guess I do have a few out there, don't I? Thanks for the feedback!
 "Purely Coincidental" has this weird feeling to it. I don't know. It's kind of like watching a cheap horror movie. You just know a body is going to fall out of a closet at any second.
 Have you tried "Warning From Space"? I'd like to know what people think of my movie debut. All I can say is, now I know why Josh Way started with shorts!

Andrew

I bought it but I haven't had a chance to watch it just yet.  Hopefully this weekend.

Purely Coincidental reminds me of one of those horrible videos they show in corporate training classes.  If I could find the one we had to watch here for the sexual harrassment training, I'd definitely riff that.  I think the funniest part was that one of my co-workers dated one of the actors in college.  Mid movie I hear "Oh my gosh! That's Amy! I dated her 4 years ago!"
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: NYFalcon1981 on January 27, 2009, 05:42:42 PM
I have just finished Sleepaway camp!!  And let me tell you if you enjoy classic horror and laughs you will love it, this episode was my first exposure to the Horr-or-if-ic crew, and they did quite well, they scored a strong 9 (it was actually 8.87 but I rounded up)

This riff had an old school MST3K feel for me, and if you've never seen this "horror" movie then rent it from netflix and pay two bucks and sit back and enjoy it will make your night much more fun :)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: dalem on February 02, 2009, 06:40:47 PM
Riff Raff's Die Hard.  One of my, if not my absolute, favorite action flicks.

I liked it.  I liked it a great deal.

Speed, Tron, and now Die Hard.

I like these Riff Raffs.  Bring to me more of them.

Shall I send them my copy of Capricorn One?

-dale
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Dankbuds on February 16, 2009, 07:32:34 PM
I just finished watching Best Friends B-Movie Bonanza's Deadtime Stories  (http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/MatthewWallner2/user) iriff. The movie comes in 2 VOD parts $0.75 per part, the skits alone are worth the $1.50, they sing, they dance, they act. It was extremely funny, I highly recommend that everyone check it out, and I hope to see more from these two.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invisible NanoGhost on February 17, 2009, 04:13:55 PM
Over the long weekend I caught up with watching several iRiffs I've bought recently.  You can see most of my comments in reviews for the individual products, but in particular I liked:

Die Hard - Enjoyed the "12 step program" for quitting cigarettes.  Actually I enjoyed a lot of the riffs, but for some reason that line was particularly amusing to me -- every single time I watched it.

Mission Impossible 2 - I almost passed on this because the sample (for the iRiff) made it seem like the main villain was too much of a psycho for me to enjoy the movie, but I went with it anyway and definitely enjoyed the riff track.

Back to the Future - I bought this expecting that the riff would not really work out well, but I didn't have the DVD and I always enjoyed the movie so this seemed like a good excuse to buy the DVD (which, of course, I got for as cheap as I could find it...).  I ended up enjoying the riff quite a bit.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Red on February 17, 2009, 07:02:13 PM
 :D :clap:
Five stars from me!
 I highly recommend checking out the Enter the Lone Ranger iRiff by OneWallCinema. For only $1.75 you get a huge bang for your buck(+)! These guys are very witty and do not disappoint! Pay attention and don't miss out on the subtle jokes.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on February 17, 2009, 08:39:17 PM
:D :clap:
Five stars from me!
 I highly recommend checking out the Enter the Lone Ranger iRiff by OneWallCinema. For only $1.75 you get a huge bang for your buck(+)! These guys are very witty and do not disappoint! Pay attention and don't miss out on the subtle jokes.

Thanks!  Glad you enjoyed it!  We had a blast recording it.  Be sure to leave a similar comment on the product page as well for people who don't bother reading the forums!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invisible NanoGhost on February 23, 2009, 12:02:44 AM
Another weekend with me trying to catch up with iRiffs I've bought.  Well, actually I was busy at work, and mostly listening to these during the lulls.

Enter the Lone Ranger from "One Wall Cinema" -- this is the one which suffered the most from the fact that I was mainly busy at work.  I'll have to listen to it again to get a fair idea of how much I like the riff itself, but let me say that I enjoyed the fact that this is the introduction to the whole "Lone Ranger" series.  I had watched that show a lot when I was a kid, and yet I never knew the backstory which is all in this episode!

Alcohol is Dynamite -- This is the re-recorded one done under the group name of "Lost Playhouse Theater" (if I'm reading it right...).  This version strikes me as much better than the original version.

Soapy the Germ Fighter and The Joy of Living With Fragrance -- both by "Upsetting Shorts".  Very well done, enjoyable.  Note that I also still like the version of Soapy the Germ Fighter done earlier by "Just Andrew".  Offhand I didn't notice any duplication between the two versions, and I felt that both versions were worth getting.

How Do You Know It's Love? from "Dark Matter Productions" -- entertaining.  enjoyed the reference to Hexidecimal from the "Reboot" animated series.  And the stages of love, including "baby's first stuffed pepper".  quite enjoyable.

The Mummy from "Tom & Jon" -- I listened to part of this Saturday night before admitting to myself that I was too tired to pay attention, and listened to the rest this morning.  I enjoyed what I remembered of it, but really I need to listen to it again when I'm in better shape!  :)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: secretboxoftoys on February 23, 2009, 06:52:40 AM
Thanks NanoRiffite!
"Upsetting Shorts" actually released his version a few months ago which I found only after completing mine. It's a testament to the mixture of talent on iRiffs that two entities can each do the exact same short with no knowledge of the other and each one can be unique. Also, he refers to my version in the writeup of his, even though his was first. What a guy!  :clap:
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on February 23, 2009, 06:55:49 AM
Enter the Lone Ranger from "One Wall Cinema" -- this is the one which suffered the most from the fact that I was mainly busy at work.  I'll have to listen to it again to get a fair idea of how much I like the riff itself, but let me say that I enjoyed the fact that this is the introduction to the whole "Lone Ranger" series.  I had watched that show a lot when I was a kid, and yet I never knew the backstory which is all in this episode!

Cool, let us know what you think once you get a chance to kick back and enjoy it.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mattwnelson on February 23, 2009, 07:57:37 AM

How Do You Know It's Love? from "Dark Matter Productions" -- entertaining.  enjoyed the reference to Hexidecimal from the "Reboot" animated series.  And the stages of love, including "baby's first stuffed pepper".  quite enjoyable.

My own favorite obscure joke and someone got it! I'm so happy!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invader_quirk on February 23, 2009, 08:15:12 AM
I watched Tom and Jon's The Mummy track last night. It wasn't bad. It was certainly enjoyable. I may have to watch it again because, a lot of the time, I had no idea what in the movie they were referring to. Many of the lines felt kind of drug out, too. But just when I would begin to lose interest, there would be a really solid joke to pull me back in. Loved the "cashbucks" lines. I can see these guys doing really well as they get more practice. They're certainly better than I was when I first started back in 2005.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: lonesock on February 23, 2009, 09:51:03 PM
@NanoRiffite: Thanks for giving it a shot!  Hope you enjoy the post-rest version.

@Invader_quirk: Thanks for the kind words!  Yeah, we were racing to get this in before the contest deadline, pulled an all-nighter, the works.  So this iRiff didn't get the full "watch it all the way through to make sure everything's green and rewrite as needed" treatment.  We even left out a joke we wanted to do from our first viewing, where Rick O'Connell jumps over the side of the boat with his duffel bag full of weapons, which promptly *floats*!  Mea culpa, and thanks for your patience!

As an aside, we're having fun doing this, but these two-hour-plus movies are murder!  I'd like to do something short for our next iRiff.  [8^)

Jonathan
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invisible NanoGhost on February 24, 2009, 10:17:27 PM
I'm not sure if anyone remembers the Adventures of Superman 1952: Episode 15 -- Double Trouble riff done by OdDie, but way back then I added the DVD set for Adventures of Superman - The Complete First Season to my shopping cart at Amazon.com.  Today that popped up as being on sale for $16, for the entire first season.  So for anyone looking for some 50's-style superhero TV show, that's a good deal!

(people going for the iRiff should read my comment on it -- in particular that the file he uploaded is really OGG-formatted and not an MP3.  It's okay once you know how to convert it, but it comes with a suffix of ".mp3" so you might not realize what the problem is)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invisible NanoGhost on March 02, 2009, 12:42:55 AM
Firestorm by "Couch Crew" -- I actually bought this several weeks ago, but the first DVD I bought for it was screwed up.  That DVD had a few points where it would skip forward several minutes without being super-obvious about it.  This made the movie somewhat confusing, and made the riff track totally hopeless!  Once I got a good DVD, the riff track made a lot more sense.  There's still some issues with how the sync-ing was done, and I think the track could have used more riffs.  This is worth getting if you already own the DVD, but I wouldn't buy the DVD just to have fun with the riff.  I think Couch Crew has the right idea for riffing, but needs a little more experience to do a really good job at it.

Atomic Rulers of the World by "Mr B. Natural" -- This was a pretty good riff track on a 1-hour public-domain sci-fi movie, except that it totally forgot to provide any lead-in or help when it comes to sync-ing.  One interesting thing about this is that he choose a film from a cheap collection of public-domain films.  Maybe other groups might consider other films in that collection, thus minimizing the cost of getting the original films to be riffed.  Sure these are all public-domain films which could be downloaded from somewhere, but it's nice to skip that download step, and nice to watch riffs of movies like these without having to fill up your own hard disk with downloaded copies of all the films.

The Mummy from "Tom & Jon" -- I enjoyed this quite a bit, although not quite as much as their riff of "The Core".  However, every time I play this I seem to like it a bit more.  And I do like The Mummy as amusing entertainment all by itself, so having this riff track is just an added bonus.

Thinking about the riffs for The Mummy and Back to the Future, it occurs to me that it is quite possible to do a good job at riffing a comedy movie, if you can riff the basic background story instead of riffing on the comedy.  The funny parts of both movies work reasonably well (at least for me), so the riffer does not need to go with a lot of "That wasn't funny" lines in their riff track.  But even after ignoring the parts of these films which were meant to be funny, there's still plenty of material to riff on in movies like these.  It's a little trickier than riffing on some movie which is taking itself way too seriously, but it can be done quite successfully.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Indomitus on March 03, 2009, 09:29:39 AM
After much procrastination and putting it off, I finally went through and bought an array of iRiffs to check out (and got a nice 10% discount on them, thanks Rifftrax!)  I haven't watched them all, since I'm trying to stay busy writing, but I'll review them as I finish them.

The first 3:

Just Andrew's "Mind Your Manners"
A good, solid riff.  Plenty of great jokes and delivery, but I especially got a kick out of the little tete-a-tete with the narrator early on:
"May I?"
"No."
"Please?"
"No!"
"Thank you."
"Oh, you're welcome."
Very good, and if I buy more iRiffs, Just Andrew's would be among the ones I consider first.


Insert Coin(s) "Angry Boy"
Clocking in at half an hour, it's a little weird to call this one a short, but I suppose it is.  Another good, solid riff that that was able to make me forget the thing was so long.  Being from Southern Ohio, I do love a good bashing of Northern Ohio and/or Michigan (as heavily evidenced in my own riffs) so this riff really jumped out at me and made me laugh:
"Michigan, Tommy's home state, is fortunate in being able to provide community clinics..."
"And, boy, do they need it."


Ed Is Shorts "Check the Neck"
Okay, let's go ahead and get the technical issues out of the way.  This sounded like it was recorded over a cheap speaker phone.  Pops and bangs against the mic permeate the track enough to distract from the funny.  I know we don't all own top-of-the-line Shure headset mics, but I would think even a low-end desk mic could do better than this.
That aside, there was some very good material in there.  Delivery is a bit flat, and could have benefited from some more rehearsal, but the riff still got some laughs from me.  The f-bomb was used once, which I think is the only reason it is marked "explicit," and it would have been easy to swap out for some other word (like "damn") without hurting the joke.
All-in-all, this is a decent amateur riff that is dragged down by technical problems.

Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: edisraw on March 03, 2009, 01:15:35 PM

Ed Is Shorts "Check the Neck"
Okay, let's go ahead and get the technical issues out of the way.  This sounded like it was recorded over a cheap speaker phone.  Pops and bangs against the mic permeate the track enough to distract from the funny.  I know we don't all own top-of-the-line Shure headset mics, but I would think even a low-end desk mic could do better than this.
That aside, there was some very good material in there.  Delivery is a bit flat, and could have benefited from some more rehearsal, but the riff still got some laughs from me.  The f-bomb was used once, which I think is the only reason it is marked "explicit," and it would have been easy to swap out for some other word (like "damn") without hurting the joke.
All-in-all, this is a decent amateur riff that is dragged down by technical problems.



Yea I kinda rushed the production and as you so eloquently put it was very amateur, i hope it doesn't stop you from buying my next short due out later this week.

Side note: I got a new mic set up so the pops and cracks and smacks and what nots should be eliminated from now on

Side bar: What was your favorite line? 
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: pezdrake on March 03, 2009, 02:07:15 PM
I've watched all the Lost City Chapter iRiffs and they are all fantastic.  I mentioned that elsewhere but I had to throw it out here too.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on March 03, 2009, 02:53:14 PM
Thanks, Indomitus :)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: lonesock on March 03, 2009, 09:18:17 PM
The Mummy from "Tom & Jon" -- I enjoyed this quite a bit, although not quite as much as their riff of "The Core".  However, every time I play this I seem to like it a bit more.  And I do like The Mummy as amusing entertainment all by itself, so having this riff track is just an added bonus.

Thinking about the riffs for The Mummy and Back to the Future, it occurs to me that it is quite possible to do a good job at riffing a comedy movie, if you can riff the basic background story instead of riffing on the comedy.  The funny parts of both movies work reasonably well (at least for me), so the riffer does not need to go with a lot of "That wasn't funny" lines in their riff track.  But even after ignoring the parts of these films which were meant to be funny, there's still plenty of material to riff on in movies like these.  It's a little trickier than riffing on some movie which is taking itself way too seriously, but it can be done quite successfully.
Thanks!  We're glad you liked it.  We also liked your suggested riffs on "The Mummy" comment page.  If we ever do another ADR pass on it, we'll add your riffs and give you guest-writer credit.  We really appreciate your reviews of both of our attempts [8^).

Jon & Tom

(P.S.  I'm assuming a NanoRiffite is a unit of measure?  And that it takes 1000 PicoRiffites to make one NanoRiffite?)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invisible NanoGhost on March 03, 2009, 09:56:27 PM
(P.S.  I'm assuming a NanoRiffite is a unit of measure?  And that it takes 1000 PicoRiffites to make one NanoRiffite?)

Many years ago (1997?) I used to play networked computer games with a bunch of CS grad students.  At the time I thought the microscopic robots on MST3k were called NanoBots, so I used that as a pseudo in a number of different contexts for a long time.  That turned into "Scatterbots" in some places, due to a set of distributed-computing scripts I had setup at one point.  Then I realized the tiny robots were really called "Nanites" on MST3k, so I used that for a short time.  But for these (rifftrax) web sites I wanted something "rifftrax-y", so i went with "nano" from NanoBots, "riff" from rifftrax, and "ite" from "Nanites".  In retrospect I'm not all that thrilled with it, but so far I haven't come up with something significantly better.

For awhile I kinda liked "Mystery Cinema Riffer Crew-K" (or a some other mash-ups of "MST3k", "Film Crew", "Rifftrax", and "Cinematic Titanic"), except that the combinations always seemed too long of a name for a single person.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invisible NanoGhost on March 03, 2009, 10:19:04 PM
Maybe "NanoGhostBot" will do, as it fits well with "Ghost in the Machine" (an alias that I used in the late 1980's)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: downinfront on March 04, 2009, 11:17:25 AM
Alcohol is Dynamite -- This is the re-recorded one done under the group name of "Lost Playhouse Theater" (if I'm reading it right...).  This version strikes me as much better than the original version.

Thanks so much!

I was hoping in revisiting it we could make it better -- I re-wrote about half of it, and of course multiple riffers always make it more enjoyable for me as an audience member.

I hope more of the people who purchased it comment on it -- we really do pay attention, and hope that we keep getting better by doing so. Judging by your comments, we're heading in the right direction.

-- Down in Front [formerly Lost Playhouse Theatre]
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on March 05, 2009, 10:51:41 AM
iFinally finished watching Just Andrew's "Warning From Space". 

"The hills are all charred with the sound of music..."   :clap:

I enjoyed it quite a bit.  The meat grinder scene was pretty funny, and several amusing MST3K references.  I'd say it's easily as good (possibly better) than most of his shorts, but it is 82 minutes long which really starts to seem like an eternity when you're about half way through.  This is by no means his fault as a riffer, it's entirely the movie's fault. 

I think that this may have benefited from having a 2nd riffer along side to keep the energy going despite the plodding along of the actual film.  (But that's just my opinion)  Nevertheless this one got a 4 out of 5 from me.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: secretboxoftoys on March 10, 2009, 07:07:57 AM
iFinally finished watching Just Andrew's "Warning From Space". 

"The hills are all charred with the sound of music..."   :clap:

I enjoyed it quite a bit.  The meat grinder scene was pretty funny, and several amusing MST3K references.  I'd say it's easily as good (possibly better) than most of his shorts, but it is 82 minutes long which really starts to seem like an eternity when you're about half way through.  This is by no means his fault as a riffer, it's entirely the movie's fault. 

I think that this may have benefited from having a 2nd riffer along side to keep the energy going despite the plodding along of the actual film.  (But that's just my opinion)  Nevertheless this one got a 4 out of 5 from me.

Thanks, man!

Second riffer, huh? Then I'd have to change my name! As much as I have longed for a second riffer, unfortunately, and as weird as it may seem, within my circle of friends and family I am the only person who "gets" riffing and the logistics of contracting some help seems more daunting than riffing another full-length movie by myself.

And so, as is destined, I riff alone; following the footsteps of the pioneer and solo artist Josh Way, I add as many humorous quips to boring movies and stinky shorts as a software-support-technician-by-day can. :violin:

And I enjoy EVERY minute!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on March 10, 2009, 07:17:17 AM
Or find someone else conveniently named Andrew!  Then you could still be "Just Andrew" (or "Just Andrew(s)")
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: secretboxoftoys on March 10, 2009, 07:24:13 AM
Just Andrew's "Mind Your Manners"
A good, solid riff.  Plenty of great jokes and delivery, but I especially got a kick out of the little tete-a-tete with the narrator early on:
"May I?"
"No."
"Please?"
"No!"
"Thank you."
"Oh, you're welcome."
Very good, and if I buy more iRiffs, Just Andrew's would be among the ones I consider first.


What do you mean IF you buy more iRiffs?! You WILL buy! You WILL buy!
Seriously, thank you very much. I can't think of a better compliment than to have a repeat buyer. And when you buy that "Just Andrew" short and see it on the "Top Five" list the next day, you feel an overwhelming sense of pride, don't you? Like getting an "A+" on your History test. Or like watching your child take their first steps. Or like when you go to a restaurant and you tell the waitress that you'd like the eggs scrambled and you'd like two pancakes instead of biscuits before she even asks. You then, sir, are a man! Or a woman, as the case may be.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: secretboxoftoys on March 10, 2009, 07:26:03 AM
Or find someone else conveniently named Andrew!  Then you could still be "Just Andrew" (or "Just Andrew(s)")

Yeah! Kind of like Simon & Simon, only without the 80's. Neat!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on March 10, 2009, 02:33:20 PM

Atomic Rulers of the World by "Mr B. Natural" -- This was a pretty good riff track on a 1-hour public-domain sci-fi movie, except that it totally forgot to provide any lead-in or help when it comes to sync-ing.  One interesting thing about this is that he choose a film from a cheap collection of public-domain films.  Maybe other groups might consider other films in that collection, thus minimizing the cost of getting the original films to be riffed.  Sure these are all public-domain films which could be downloaded from somewhere, but it's nice to skip that download step, and nice to watch riffs of movies like these without having to fill up your own hard disk with downloaded copies of all the films.


I have recently uploaded a VOD for Atomic Rulers so the sync-up issue is now a non-issue.  I've been told my riff is very good and the movie is fun to watch on it's own so I'd say my iriff is worth the $2.50.  I'm sure I'm not alone when I say I appreciate the feedback though.  I wish others gave as much as you.  :clap:

Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Rattrap007 on March 11, 2009, 01:13:35 PM
Hor-Riff-ic's Friday the 13th part 2. Another top notch riff.. Loved Erin singing "Gory Days"...LOL
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on March 11, 2009, 01:15:54 PM
Hor-Riff-ic's Friday the 13th part 2. Another top notch riff.. Loved Erin singing "Gory Days"...LOL

I just hope the Boss doesn't sue.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Rattrap007 on March 11, 2009, 04:51:30 PM
Also let Satan riff more. I loved the RHPS reference "Science fiction... double feature.."

Also watched Cinestar's ET riff.

Tomorrow a double feature of ROnin Fox NOES
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on March 12, 2009, 12:45:39 AM

Also watched Cinestar's ET riff.


 I trust you'll remember to rate and review, right?  ;D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: SJP on March 15, 2009, 11:47:04 PM
Well, hopefully I still have a few more days to vote...I just finished Riff Raff's Die Hard, Josh Way's Fun With Shorts: You and Your Work/Bus Nut, and Hor-Riff-ic's Friday the 13th, and I still have some more to get through.  Will rate tomorrow, after I've slept.

Die Hard: Bought for the sample, and enjoyed the whole way through.  A few times it seemed like a couple of good spots had been overlooked, but very solid.  It's easy to see the results when you have a team of writers.  Favorite Line: "Al-la-ka-grooch!"

Friday the 13th: Volume seemed a little low, and the beginning seemed a little..."dead?"  (But I kid.)  Picked up greatly in the second half, especially the stacking of the lightest objects in the room against the door.  Favorite line: "Damn you, stove!  You're in league with the generator, aren't you?"

Fun with Shorts: Consistently clever.  Done all too soon.  Favorite line: "Man, that's one apostrophe away from being inappropriate."

NOTE: Forgive me if the lines are not exact, I'm very tired and I have to get up in a few hours.

EDIT: Rated and commented.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invisible NanoGhost on March 16, 2009, 02:20:48 AM
I just did a quick run through the first six episodes of "The Lost City", and it's pretty impressive that the riffing quality is quite good for all the episodes.  Some of the technical issues aren't handled as well in some episodes as others, but still I was surprised at how well this series is working out.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on March 17, 2009, 07:26:24 AM
Enter the Lone Ranger from "One Wall Cinema" -- this is the one which suffered the most from the fact that I was mainly busy at work.  I'll have to listen to it again to get a fair idea of how much I like the riff itself, but let me say that I enjoyed the fact that this is the introduction to the whole "Lone Ranger" series.  I had watched that show a lot when I was a kid, and yet I never knew the backstory which is all in this episode!

Cool, let us know what you think once you get a chance to kick back and enjoy it.

I'm assuming it's you that left the recent comment on this one?  If so, thanks!  Glad you enjoyed it!  We had fun making it, and it certainly gave us lots of empty spots to try out various riffing ideas like the songs or the director telling people what to do.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on March 17, 2009, 07:35:32 AM
Friday the 13th: Volume seemed a little low, and the beginning seemed a little..."dead?"  (But I kid.)  Picked up greatly in the second half, especially the stacking of the lightest objects in the room against the door.  Favorite line: "Damn you, stove!  You're in league with the generator, aren't you?"

Thanks for the kind words, having never recorded a single word before our technical skill level was not where it is now, we've fixed the audio level issue and now boast fewer dead spots (pun intended).  If you pick up Friday 2, we promise you won't be disappointed, we reference this one quite a bit, even the generator gets a call back.  Thanks again.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invisible NanoGhost on March 17, 2009, 11:51:49 AM
I'm assuming it's you that left the recent comment on this one?  If so, thanks!  Glad you enjoyed it!  We had fun making it, and it certainly gave us lots of empty spots to try out various riffing ideas like the songs or the director telling people what to do.

Yep, that was me.  The director's instructions bit was pretty good.  I also liked the echo effect to make it sound "director-y, through a bullhorn".  (my store comments show up with the same avatar as here, don't they?  I did have some problem setting up the various avatars at one point)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on March 17, 2009, 12:09:58 PM
I'm assuming it's you that left the recent comment on this one?  If so, thanks!  Glad you enjoyed it!  We had fun making it, and it certainly gave us lots of empty spots to try out various riffing ideas like the songs or the director telling people what to do.

Yep, that was me.  The director's instructions bit was pretty good.  I also liked the echo effect to make it sound "director-y, through a bullhorn".  (my store comments show up with the same avatar as here, don't they?  I did have some problem setting up the various avatars at one point)


Yep, same avatar.  That's how I guessed it was you.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: stansimpson on March 18, 2009, 12:16:04 AM
Cinestar Theater's "Back To the Future" - Today, I delved into the world of iRiffing and purchased my first iRiff.  Now, I must be in the minority to think BTTF would make an awesome riff.  BTTF is usually categorized as a comedy, but I've always thought it more Adventure.  It's not "jokey" enough to be a comedy.  "The Fifth Element" is waaay jokier than BTTF.  Either way, it works.  Onto my impressions...

These guys had some great, killer lines all throughout.  I was surprised by the consistency (even better than perhaps half the official RiffTraxes!).  I personally loved every line aimed at Doc.  I was howling in parts.  One of the things about a movie I love and have memorized is knowing when the pitch comes which makes it awesome to see the delivery hit outta the park.  For example, Lorraine: "I don't know, but I'm going to find out...", Riff: "...with my vagina."  Believe me, that line works perfectly.  Hahaha.  Anyway, I'd give this a hearty recommendation.  The YouTube sample was a great dose of what the iRiff offers.  If you find yourself laughing at that, I'd say drop the couple bucks and treat yourself to this one.  Sound quality is far from perfect.  Some mic bumps and popping on some hard consonants with a few lines that suffer volume inconsistencies.  It's not top notch sound, but easily ignorable due to some homerun-hitting riffing.

And now, a small dosage of my favorite lines:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on March 18, 2009, 12:29:03 AM
Cinestar Theater's "Back To the Future" - Today, I delved into the world of iRiffing and purchased my first iRiff.  Now, I must be in the minority to think BTTF would make an awesome riff.  BTTF is usually categorized as a comedy, but I've always thought it more Adventure.  It's not "jokey" enough to be a comedy.  "The Fifth Element" is waaay jokier than BTTF.  Either way, it works.  Onto my impressions...

These guys had some great, killer lines all throughout.  I was surprised by the consistency (even better than perhaps half the official RiffTraxes!).  I personally loved every line aimed at Doc.  I was howling in parts.  One of the things about a movie I love and have memorized is knowing when the pitch comes which makes it awesome to see the delivery hit outta the park.  For example, Lorraine: "I don't know, but I'm going to find out...", Riff: "...with my vagina."  Believe me, that line works perfectly.  Hahaha.  Anyway, I'd give this a hearty recommendation.  The YouTube sample was a great dose of what the iRiff offers.  If you find yourself laughing at that, I'd say drop the couple bucks and treat yourself to this one.  Sound quality is far from perfect.  Some mic bumps and popping on some hard consonants with a few lines that suffer volume inconsistencies.  It's not top notch sound, but easily ignorable due to some homerun-hitting riffing.

And now, a small dosage of my favorite lines:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)


 Thanks for the review! We're glad you enjoyed it. Please remember to leave a rating and a comment on the product page too, and be sure to check out our other iRiffs! I hope you like them as much as "Back to the Future".
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Asbestos Bill on March 18, 2009, 03:23:10 PM
I remembered that I have watched BttF as well but never reviewed. So....

Cinester Theater: Back to the Future
It was almost bizarre how hit-and-miss this riff was. I didn't think the "Doc Brown is evil" line of jokes ever worked and most of the lines needed some reworking, but every time I started to give up on it, there came another golden riff to bring me back. (Such as "That's a lot of money back now!" and "...in an uncannily similar way! Almost word for word even!")

I also thought it was clever the way you brought time loop paradoxes into the riffing, though I think it could have been even better if you had taken it further. For instance you could have actually met your past selves riffing that part of the movie and used the time hat from the intro to amend the situation.

The point is, it's clear you guys have talent. You just need to spend more time on the writing. I'd actually like to see you redo it because it has a lot of potential if you'd just polish up the duds to the level of your gems.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on March 18, 2009, 03:45:28 PM
I remembered that I have watched BttF as well but never reviewed. So....

Cinester Theater: Back to the Future
It was almost bizarre how hit-and-miss this riff was. I didn't think the "Doc Brown is evil" line of jokes ever worked and most of the lines needed some reworking, but every time I started to give up on it, there came another golden riff to bring me back. (Such as "That's a lot of money back now!" and "...in an uncannily similar way! Almost word for word even!")

I also thought it was clever the way you brought time loop paradoxes into the riffing, though I think it could have been even better if you had taken it further. For instance you could have actually met your past selves riffing that part of the movie and used the time hat from the intro to amend the situation.

The point is, it's clear you guys have talent. You just need to spend more time on the writing. I'd actually like to see you redo it because it has a lot of potential if you'd just polish up the duds to the level of your gems.

 Thanks for the constructive criticism. Overall, we're pretty happy with the Back to the Future iRiff script-wise (I think we actually need to scale back a few of the jokes), but given the recording-quality is not as good as we'd like (plus the problems with the synch-lines) a possible "remix" of it in the future isn't out of the question. I expect we'll release iRiffs for the next two in the series before we revisit the first one, but it would be nice to improve the sound quality and tighten up some of the writing.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invisible NanoGhost on March 18, 2009, 07:41:24 PM
Cinester Theater: Back to the Future
I didn't think the "Doc Brown is evil" line of jokes ever worked and most of the lines needed some reworking, but every time I started to give up on it, there came another golden riff to bring me back. (Such as "That's a lot of money back now!" and "...in an uncannily similar way! Almost word for word even!")


Most of the Doc Brown jokes seemed fine to me.  The guy was willing to work with people he knew were terrorists.  And besides, he's got that whole "weird scientist" look going on...
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invader_quirk on March 18, 2009, 08:50:47 PM
Just watched the Godzilla riff by skullsinthestars. Here's what I posted on the product page:


"This riff was pretty good, but there are some issues. First off, there's no intro at all, which makes it hard to sync at the beginning and is just downright confusing. The jokes are also pretty far between. What's there is solid, though. You noticed a lot of stupid things that I didn't, even though I riffed the damn thing and have watched it about 30 times. Loved the "Bag?" "Hey, don't call me, oh..." line and the line about how the army just needs basketballs and high beams. I also liked the jabs at that terrible remix during the credits. My main advice for you is to fill those gaps. There are moments in a movie that just yell "time for a joke", and you just have to force yourself to come up with something for those parts, which can take a while, but the viewers pick up on these moments in the movie and are expecting a joke to be there. Keep riffing!"

Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Asbestos Bill on March 18, 2009, 10:19:36 PM
I too, just finished watching the Skulls in the Stars Godzilla riff. In fact, we watched it as a group (Sorry! Just kidding! I'm not going to start this up again)

First the bad: Right off the bat, I was confused by, in lieu of an intro, five seconds of silence followed by a sync line out of nowhere (which consisted of humming along with two notes from the Tristar theme). Once I read the readme, I found out that the track and movie are supposed to start at the exact same time and from there it was pretty easy and stayed in sync. There were dead spots, especially during the last act, which is understandable as this was apparently a solo effort. Audio quality was low, but acceptable.

All that out of the way... There were a lot of great lines here! Having riffed the movie myself, I really appreciated the fact that it had really funny lines that were (with a few exceptions) completely different from ours. The deliveries were usually good (though I don't recommend trying to do a one-man barbershop quartet impression =__=) and though I think a wingman would be something worth looking into, I think this held up reasonably well as a solo. Some memorable lines were the one about the one person on the fishing boat to wear a life jacket being the guy who hangs knives above his bed, the sailors getting some "tail" (plus the ones Quirk mentioned in the previous post).

My advice to SitS is basically the same as my advice for Cinester Theater: Just keep at it and don't hesitate to spend the necessary time to hammer out your script. Hold yourself to high standards.

Skulls in the Stars is one to keep an eye on, people. I hope you get more downloads; it looked like I was the first to rate. All you people who already bought the dvd for our riff have no excuse  ;)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: OmegaR! on March 18, 2009, 11:09:01 PM
Titan A.E.

I've never seen the movie but was always curious about it, and seeing the DVD on sale for $5 at Hastings, I decided to try out The Movie Asylum's iRiff along with my first viewing

I enjoyed the riff, it was along the style of comedy I enjoy

I'm not sure if it was meant to happen, but the ending bit about the movie asylum played while the riffs were still coming and the one microphone (with a bit of static) was a bit of a distraction, but otherwise, Great Job

Titan Ain't Easy :D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: OmegaR! on March 18, 2009, 11:22:28 PM
(2nd post because my PSP only types so far)

Quiptrack's Van Helsing

I had seen this movie before and thought it was terrible... Then I saw the holographic special edition on sale and decided to check out a Quiptrack

Despite the movie's still being terrible, Quiptracks made it a bit more tolerable

I'd give more details but I can't remember (watched it late last night) but I do remember I found the commentary enjoyable
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: amityisland on March 21, 2009, 05:18:23 PM
Just finished Cinester Theater's E.T. riff - thought it was excellent and had my sister and I laughing throughout. Gave it 5 stars and left a comment on its page. Great job guys :clap:

Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: James of LinHood on March 21, 2009, 06:56:46 PM
Titan A.E.

I enjoyed the riff, it was along the style of comedy I enjoy

I'm not sure if it was meant to happen, but the ending bit about the movie asylum played while the riffs were still coming and the one microphone (with a bit of static) was a bit of a distraction, but otherwise, Great Job

Titan Ain't Easy :D

Thanks for the comments!

About the screwed up ending.  I've known about this for quite some time.  When I stop feeling so lazy I will go back and make a corrected version of the riff.  While I'm at it I might add in some more riffs to beef it up a bit.  And since my brother has recently purchased a better mic I might have him go back and rerecord his lines.

Once that happens I'll announce it in the Titan AE thread.  Those of you who already bought the riff and would be interested in the new version can PM me for a free copy.  No sense in you paying twice for nearly the exact same thing.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on March 21, 2009, 07:22:02 PM
Just finished Cinester Theater's E.T. riff - thought it was excellent and had my sister and I laughing throughout. Gave it 5 stars and left a comment on its page. Great job guys :clap:



 Glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating and the review!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invisible NanoGhost on March 21, 2009, 07:52:13 PM
About the screwed up ending.  I've known about this for quite some time.  When I stop feeling so lazy I will go back and make a corrected version of the riff.  While I'm at it I might add in some more riffs to beef it up a bit.  And since my brother has recently purchased a better mic I might have him go back and rerecord his lines.

Once that happens I'll announce it in the Titan AE thread.  Those of you who already bought the riff and would be interested in the new version can PM me for a free copy.  No sense in you paying twice for nearly the exact same thing.

If you replace the current uploaded file, then people who bought the original version can just go back and download the newer version.  I've done that with Down-in-front's short for "Alcohol is Dynamite", and uh, some other short that I now forget what it was.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: FunnymanN2 on March 21, 2009, 08:01:18 PM
I just finished watching Lion King.

It was more funny than a actual Rifftrax.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: amityisland on March 25, 2009, 02:53:47 PM
Just Finished Friday the 13th part 2...another good one from the Hor -RIFF -ic  team :)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invader_quirk on March 27, 2009, 07:37:10 PM
Ice on Mars' "Twilight" (from the other thread)

Really fun stuff! This is one of the best iRiffs I've watched yet, way better than many finalists from the contest and better than the last few Rifftrax I've watched. You guys did a MAGNIFICENT job considering how fast you did it. Loved all the "I have a condition!" "Rubber balls bounce higher than hamsters!" lines. I was laughing out loud a lot, which is very rare. The intro and outro dragged and rambled a bit, and the audio quality could really use some improvement, but the riffing itself was great!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: SJP on March 29, 2009, 02:03:37 PM
Quiptrack's Van Helsing.

I liked the sample a lot.  The first ten minutes were beyond compare.  Not to demean the rest, but I almost fell over during that intro.

EDIT: Just read over what I wrote.  What all that above means is, I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Don't want any mistaken impressions.

Favorite Quote: "Oh, the vampire extinguisher!"
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: NYFalcon1981 on March 30, 2009, 08:58:06 AM
I just finished Cinester Theater's Back to the Future and it was great, one of the best iriff's I've heard and I thought it was right up there with the 3 guys trax, it was so fun and full of great lines that I plan on rewatching it soon to write down some of my favorite lines (there were many quotable lines)

A great time, keep up the good work!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: amityisland on April 07, 2009, 10:46:59 AM
Finished Cinester's riff of It pt1...I think the Seth Green joke
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
was my favorite. I plan on watching Hor-riff-ic's part 2 of It later tonight.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on April 07, 2009, 01:49:20 PM
I plan on watching Hor-riff-ic's part 2 of It later tonight.

 :speechless:
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: amityisland on April 07, 2009, 04:33:30 PM
Aaand just finished part 2 :clap:

Greatly enjoyed!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on April 08, 2009, 06:50:13 AM
Aaand just finished part 2 :clap:

Greatly enjoyed!

Woohoo!  :highfive:
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Rattrap007 on April 08, 2009, 09:07:39 AM
I'm a little busy this week, but should be able to sit down with both parts of IT on Friday or Sat.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: NRRork on April 10, 2009, 12:07:10 AM
Checked out The Lion King. As if that riff needs any more plugging, but I have to say I enjoyed it very much.

I'll be checking out some more iRiffs. If I wanna get into this riffing myself, I should check out what others have done.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on April 10, 2009, 12:52:13 AM
Just saw lady in the water by quiptracks. Really funny. Several good laugh out loud moments for me. The birdman had me rolling. I'm going back to eating my Lady in the Water cereal now. On the technical side... as always A+ on the audio quality. These guys are still my favorite Iriffers (along with ICWXP)

I also finished 3 hot riff "the archive"... they definitely are an excitable bunch. TONS of energy and a few good chuckles. I'm so use to listening to male riffers it seemed a little odd at first... but they are definitely good at it. The riffing might have seemed a bit busy at times for me... but that's just a minor quip on an otherwise strong outing (more of a preference thing for me I think). Technical side of the riff had superb audio quality also. I'm going to admit this probably isn't a re-watch for me. Why?... well the movie was so boring I found myself, struggling to try and listen to the dialogue at times. As a result I kind of missed a few jokes. I'm certainly okay with riffing bad movies... but this one was tough to watch (I hope I don't offend the riff chick who made the movie too much). Still worth the price of admission and I will be checking out  their future riffs. btw- the outtakes are a nice touch.

One Man Band - Mortal Kombat - Very strong riff. Even though he did everything himself... I found it more enjoyable than a lot of the group riffs out there. As riffing goes... great impressions, excellent voice and some genuinely funny jokes. One of my favorite solo riffers thus far. Strong throughout with no dead air problems and excellent audio quality. (His riff probably deserves some better artwork to match the quality of his riff though...  ;))

In all, I really don't have much to criticize for any of these riffs. They are all strong efforts and will be getting my hard-earned dough with their future projects.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on April 25, 2009, 08:14:46 AM
So, anyone watch anything lately?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on April 25, 2009, 10:20:27 AM
I just watched Raven's Riffs Twilight last night. Funny, but not as good as Rifftrax. I did like having the two female riffers, though. gave it a different flavor. Looking forward to Ice on Mars' Twilight iRiff.
Should I check out Celluloid Shinobi's iRiff of it? I wasn't too impressed with Street Fighter.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: GregMcduck on April 25, 2009, 10:33:20 AM
Should I check out Celluloid Shinobi's iRiff of it? I wasn't too impressed with Street Fighter.

Eh, no. Maybe half a dozen jokes in the whole thing, and 50% of the jokes are "Bella smells"
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Indomitus on April 26, 2009, 07:34:18 PM
I watched ICWXP's Lady Frankenstein some time back, but never had time to review it until now.  Enough time has passed that I can't remember specific lines, but I shouldn't really need to say that their riffing is top notch because it's already been said so many times before.  It's well written, and extremely well delivered.  I think their performances have already been covered pretty well, and my opinion isn't really needed in detail since it's pretty much in line with the others.
One specific thing I did want to comment on was the MST3K-style door sequence.  Guys, please.  From the riffs and host segments it's obvious there's plenty of creativity on the team, so why lift something in such an obvious manner?  At the very least, mix it up a bit.  I literally rolled my eyes during the door sequences.
But that was the only minus in an otherwise top-notch riff, as far as I'm concerned.

I have more to watch, but that'll be a while since I'm neck-deep in house repairs and waaaayyy behind on my own next riff.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Indomitus on April 27, 2009, 05:38:41 PM
Managed to squeeze in a couple of shorts today.

First, is one that I have been wanting to watch for a long time, because I riffed it as well.  And that one is:
"Three Little Kittens" by Dark Matter
In short, well done.  I have a special fondness for the short, because as I mentioned I riffed it myself (available for free in my MySpace videos, see the sig below) and enjoyed not only laughing at the jokes but breaking down the differences between his and mine.  There is plenty to laugh about in this one, and my favorite joke* was "Their little sides are bursting with milk."/"You could use one like a squirt gun!"  Way better than my own joke in that same spot.
*My actual favorite is one that he and I both made at the same spot, almost verbatim of each other.  Remarkable, but I guess predictable in retrospect.  The women is taking kittens to their new homes and says at one point "I'm going to take your brother to the post office," to which both of us quipped "I'm going to mail him to Abu-Dhabi."  It's funny, but I think we both lose points for doing something so predictable.
For some real fun, folks, go buy his and then check out mine for free and see how the differences shake out.  There are LOTS, and not just in the riffing.  I actually broke some unspoken riffing taboos in mine and edited the short's audio in a couple places to fit the riff, plus trimming it for time.  (Hey, it's public domain and the original audio is crap, so no apologies for slicing and dicing it.)

After that, I watched Fun With Shorts' double shot of "You And Your Work" and "Bus Nut"
Very good.  Not much I can say beyond that.  I laughed a lot.  I'll have to go back and watch it again to pick out favorite lines, but I think it's a good bet that I will watch it again.  It's a good one.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mattwnelson on April 27, 2009, 06:42:37 PM
*My actual favorite is one that he and I both made at the same spot, almost verbatim of each other.  Remarkable, but I guess predictable in retrospect.  The women is taking kittens to their new homes and says at one point "I'm going to take your brother to the post office," to which both of us quipped "I'm going to mail him to Abu-Dhabi."  It's funny, but I think we both lose points for doing something so predictable.
For some real fun, folks, go buy his and then check out mine for free and see how the differences shake out.  There are LOTS, and not just in the riffing.  I actually broke some unspoken riffing taboos in mine and edited the short's audio in a couple places to fit the riff, plus trimming it for time.  (Hey, it's public domain and the original audio is crap, so no apologies for slicing and dicing it.)

Thanks for the review, and I also highly recommend that you buy mine and watch his.  :D Okay, seriously though, Indomitus's riff of this is very, very funny, and one of his editing "taboos" was especially good (the chicken scene cracked me UP).

We did have one other very, VERY close riff, near the beginning. Yours said "half-eaten squirrel", and mine "half-eaten field mouse". And you're right, the Abu Dhabi joke is a little obvious... but sometimes if you don't say it, everyone calls you on it, man! ;)

M@
(Oh yeah, and check out his Krull (http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/vox-o-rox/krull-a-vox-o-rox-quest) riff if you haven't. Pretty sure I reviewed it somewhere in this thread before, but still one of the funniest full-length riffs I've ever seen, PERIOD.)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: ShadowDog on April 27, 2009, 07:36:01 PM
After that, I watched Fun With Shorts' double shot of "You And Your Work" and "Bus Nut"
Very good.  Not much I can say beyond that.  I laughed a lot.  I'll have to go back and watch it again to pick out favorite lines, but I think it's a good bet that I will watch it again.  It's a good one.

Yeah, that was a good one.  I can't remember right off who did it, but it was funny.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: just_big_s1 on May 18, 2009, 04:47:36 PM
iDon't know about you, but iHaven't got the time to sift through dozens and dozens of comments pages and individual threads to find out which iRiffs are top quality.  Hence this thread, which iHope will become your one-stop shop for capsule reviews of iRiffs.  (And now iWill stop with the iStuff before iGet shot.)

Each time you take a chance on a new iRiff, do us all a favor and drop in here to let everyone know what you thought.  A couple of sentences will probably suffice, though you're welcome to write a more comprehensive review if you like.

Be honest (but not brutal -- remember, iRiffers are just geeks like you and me) and this will become a useful resource for finding new iRiffs that are worth your time and money -- not to mention directing some new traffic to the tracks that really deserve it.

I just stumbled on "The Incredibly Strange Riffers". Looks like they just have one iRiff of the movie "Wild Guitar" but it's a doozy. Funny stuff! The one drawback I always feel there is to Rifftrax that MST3K never had is that you first have own/rent the movie, then sync the movie with the commentary and all that jazz. So I love how these guys took a public domain film and added a commentary track right to the movie. So when you download the file you actually get a movie AND the riff track all in one, no need to sync!

As for the movie itself, it reminds me of the first season of MST3K - a couple of slow spots but overall very funny. In fact some of the lines have the destinct flavor of the old MST3K crew. The riffers have an evident backround in MST3K and many of the jokes play off of a coupld of old Mystery Science Theatre Classics: "The Incredibly Strange Creatures That Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies" and "Eegah!". In fact the annoying kid actor from Eegah is the main actor in the film, and these riffers SLAUGHTER the poor guy.

Overall a job well done. This iRiff didn't win the gold but it IS in my top 10.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Edward J Grug III on May 18, 2009, 05:26:44 PM
iDon't know about you, but iHaven't got the time to sift through dozens and dozens of comments pages and individual threads to find out which iRiffs are top quality.  Hence this thread, which iHope will become your one-stop shop for capsule reviews of iRiffs.  (And now iWill stop with the iStuff before iGet shot.)

Each time you take a chance on a new iRiff, do us all a favor and drop in here to let everyone know what you thought.  A couple of sentences will probably suffice, though you're welcome to write a more comprehensive review if you like.

Be honest (but not brutal -- remember, iRiffers are just geeks like you and me) and this will become a useful resource for finding new iRiffs that are worth your time and money -- not to mention directing some new traffic to the tracks that really deserve it.

I just stumbled on "The Incredibly Strange Riffers". Looks like they just have one iRiff of the movie "Wild Guitar" but it's a doozy. Funny stuff! The one drawback I always feel there is to Rifftrax that MST3K never had is that you first have own/rent the movie, then sync the movie with the commentary and all that jazz. So I love how these guys took a public domain film and added a commentary track right to the movie. So when you download the file you actually get a movie AND the riff track all in one, no need to sync!

As for the movie itself, it reminds me of the first season of MST3K - a couple of slow spots but overall very funny. In fact some of the lines have the destinct flavor of the old MST3K crew. The riffers have an evident backround in MST3K and many of the jokes play off of a coupld of old Mystery Science Theatre Classics: "The Incredibly Strange Creatures That Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies" and "Eegah!". In fact the annoying kid actor from Eegah is the main actor in the film, and these riffers SLAUGHTER the poor guy.

Overall a job well done. This iRiff didn't win the gold but it IS in my top 10.

Hehe, it's adorable when friends of the iRiffers register.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Steve-O on May 18, 2009, 06:02:02 PM
Wow, that must be a good iRiff.  Barely a day old, and already somebody who merely stumbled upon it has been so inspired that he created a brand new forum account just to leave a highly positive review that reads like a product description.

In unrelated news, I just stumbled across this whimsical emoticon:
:spammer:
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on May 18, 2009, 06:11:49 PM
Well okay, here's a more honest sounding review.  Checked out Horr-RIFF-ic's Monster Squad riff and its just as good as I've come to expect.  Fun movie anyway, and the riff just ads to it.  I was a little worried at first that it would get bogged down by the "riffing a comedy" or at least the "riffing a tongue in cheek movie" curse where it can turn into the riffers just pointing out the jokes that are there or just saying "that's not funny" in different ways, but that's just not the case.  Also the new sync voice for this track was hilarious (Brad Dracula took Satan's place for this one, though I hope Satan is back for the next one)

On the other hand that particular curse did seem to hit Cinester Theater's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles riff.  This was the first riff I've heard from them, and from the praise they've been getting I'm guessing this was an off night.  I'll have to check out another one or two of their releases to find out.  In this case it just seemed like too much time was spent adding meaningless and unneccessary "yeah that's right" kind of non-punchlines to the jokes the movie made.  There were exceptions, a lot of the material around Splinter was strong, and Shredder's reaction to the Wheel-of-Fortune attack was the one real big laugh I had, but by the end I found myself mostly ignoring the riffs and just watching the movie.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on May 19, 2009, 06:30:07 AM
Well okay, here's a more honest sounding review.  Checked out Horr-RIFF-ic's Monster Squad riff and its just as good as I've come to expect.  Fun movie anyway, and the riff just ads to it.  I was a little worried at first that it would get bogged down by the "riffing a comedy" or at least the "riffing a tongue in cheek movie" curse where it can turn into the riffers just pointing out the jokes that are there or just saying "that's not funny" in different ways, but that's just not the case.  Also the new sync voice for this track was hilarious (Brad Dracula took Satan's place for this one, though I hope Satan is back for the next one)

Satan will be back for Tremors.  We weren't tempted to much to point out the jokes that were made in the movie that weren't funny, mainly cause they were hilarious!  I mean..."Meeting adjourned"?  Come on, that's just classic.  I tried it at my day job after throwing a wadded up piece of paper on the table but it just didn't have the same effect.

Thanks for the comments.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: dburn13579 on May 19, 2009, 07:03:45 AM


Overall a job well done. This iRiff didn't win the gold but it IS in my top 10.

Laid it on a bit thick, didn't we?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: MattMcClowry on May 19, 2009, 07:51:52 PM
...by the end I found myself mostly ignoring the riffs and just watching the movie.


Haven't yet checked out TMNT yet (I will), but that might be less the fault of the riffers and more the quality of the movie, which basically succeeds at what it set out to do. I've had friends complain about this when watching the Rifftrax of a movie that works, like TDK or the first Matrix. The jokes are secondary because they're still getting sucked in by the movie.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on May 19, 2009, 08:02:08 PM
That may very well be, though it hasn't been an issue before when I watch rifftrax of movies I like.  It is why I said I'll have to check out other Cinester releases.

As I said on the comment on their product page, I can tell these guys are funny, but it just didn't seem to fit with this movie.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: cinester theater on May 19, 2009, 08:17:47 PM
We appriciate the honest comments and the other iriffers that come to our aid. I understand that you can't please everyone and not everything you produce is going to be the funniest thing ever.

I can't speak for my partner Shawn, but I will say that I love that movie with a passion, it will always have a special place in my heart, and maybe that had something to do with the quality of the jokes.

We just want to be the funniest two people on the planet and we'll always give 110% in trying to do so.

Again, thank you for the comments and thank you for purchasing our riffs and giving us a shot
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on May 19, 2009, 08:18:14 PM
That may very well be, though it hasn't been an issue before when I watch rifftrax of movies I like.  It is why I said I'll have to check out other Cinester releases.

As I said on the comment on their product page, I can tell these guys are funny, but it just didn't seem to fit with this movie.

I either love their riffs or not at all. Really no room in between for me. I think its more the style of jokes that just don't work for me (but I'm sure works for others). With that said, the Back to the Future riff was one of the best Iriffs so far. I actually enjoy Back the future without the iriff so the whole... "commentary is distracting if the movie is good thing" kind of worried me at first. But I think they actually enhanced the movie and made it better. I loved the running jokes throughout. The football lines had me laughing every time.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: stansimpson on May 20, 2009, 12:05:04 PM
That may very well be, though it hasn't been an issue before when I watch rifftrax of movies I like.  It is why I said I'll have to check out other Cinester releases.

As I said on the comment on their product page, I can tell these guys are funny, but it just didn't seem to fit with this movie.

I either love their riffs or not at all. Really no room in between for me. I think its more the style of jokes that just don't work for me (but I'm sure works for others). With that said, the Back to the Future riff was one of the best Iriffs so far. I actually enjoy Back the future without the iriff so the whole... "commentary is distracting if the movie is good thing" kind of worried me at first. But I think they actually enhanced the movie and made it better. I loved the running jokes throughout. The football lines had me laughing every time.
I was just about to say the same thing.  Def check out the BTTF iriff.  It's odd how some movies suck me in and others don't.  I can get totally caught up in The Matrix rifftrax but it's impossible for me to enjoy the Memento one cuz I just wanna watch the movie.  Maybe it's the "compelling drama" movies that also suffer the fate of "tongue in cheek" movies.  idk

But I digress......... check out BTTF.  I thought the TMNT clip was very funny.  Not side-splitting, but I laughed out loud a lot.  What did you think of it, RoninFox?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: SJP on May 20, 2009, 01:26:07 PM
Ok, I have a few reviews (and some ratings I'm a bit late in handing out), which is funny, because two of the riffing groups have been on this topic so recently.

Before I say more, I do have to say, overall, I enjoyed all three.  But, I also have to point out that I like a lot of things, so that might not mean as much on first glance as you might think.  If I hadn't been paying attention to the various quips and just listened through, I would probably give them all about 4 stars.

On an individual basis:

A Nightmare on Elm Street:
To be honest, I thought the sample put up was probably one of the weaker bits of the riff, overall.  Though I chuckled pretty evenly throughout, I thought it started to pick up steam halfway through, with the three jokes I liked best starting at about the midpoint (the stair sequence).  On the other hand, towards the end the riff also seemed like it was starting to run out of jokes as well.  One of my favorite lines of the whole thing, where Nancy pulls out the hat, is surrounded by almost nothing else for what seemed like a long time.  Of course, if you've heard my riffs, I can barely wait 3 seconds to throw in another joke, so take that as you will.

Favorite Riff: Nancy's list of unreasonable demands.  I actually ran that one back to hear it again before I finished.

Cinester's Back to the Future:

I thought in the middle it ran into way too many "I'm not from 1985!" jokes, which is a shame: the riff was at its best when it was at its cleverest.  Though sprinkled with good stuff throughout, I thought it 'bookended,' by which the beginning and the end were spot-on fantastic.  Doc Brown's lab segment at the beginning was on par with how I felt about Quiptrack's beginning of Van Helsing, just one good one after another.

Favorite Riff: A tie between Marty's donation to save the clocktower and the "and at this time, this goes off" segment.

Best Friends: Deadtime Stories

Oddly enough, while I was amused by the movie (I felt most of the riffs to just be okay) I liked the in-between skits better.  And this is from a guy who used to fast-forward the skits during MST3K when it was still airing (I have since gotten to like most of them).  Again, this seemed to be cleverest and most original portion of the routine, and I think it overall turned out well.  I think what may have been a factor, though, was that the two Friends are established as sort of naive, overly optimistic characters, and when they went "into the theater," they adjusted to being sarcastic riffers, just like the humor we all come to expect.  Like I said, the riffing isn't bad, but it seemed to go against the characters we had just been introduced to, which is a shame, because they were interesting enough to keep me watching.

Favorite Riff: The weird, artsy film.  Plus, the middle story segment was enjoyable.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on May 20, 2009, 04:14:05 PM
On an individual basis:

A Nightmare on Elm Street:
To be honest, I thought the sample put up was probably one of the weaker bits of the riff, overall.  Though I chuckled pretty evenly throughout, I thought it started to pick up steam halfway through, with the three jokes I liked best starting at about the midpoint (the stair sequence).  On the other hand, towards the end the riff also seemed like it was starting to run out of jokes as well.  One of my favorite lines of the whole thing, where Nancy pulls out the hat, is surrounded by almost nothing else for what seemed like a long time.  Of course, if you've heard my riffs, I can barely wait 3 seconds to throw in another joke, so take that as you will.

Favorite Riff: Nancy's list of unreasonable demands.  I actually ran that one back to hear it again before I finished.

Thanks for the feedback.  I think you hit on the weakest point of my earliest riffs (even though this was the fourth riff I put up on iRiffs, it was only the second I'd written and recorded for myself)  and thats the running out of steam at the end.  Its something that's bothered me going back to listen to them, and something I've been trying very hard to prevent in the newer ones.  That's actually one of the reasons I really wanted to do Star Trek 1, I figured if I could keep up the pace during THAT movie then I could take on any challenge in riffing.  One of the things that's helped extremely well is that with only one exception every riff I've made starting with Nightmare 2 has had at least one other writer, so not only do I get more coverage, but I get to pick and choose the best material available for a moment or in a few cases re-write something better using multiple ideas.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on May 22, 2009, 05:31:55 AM
But I digress......... check out BTTF.  I thought the TMNT clip was very funny.  Not side-splitting, but I laughed out loud a lot.  What did you think of it, RoninFox?

Didn't notice this until now, sorry.

The first TMNT clip I saw had a few good laughs in it (I think it was the "official" preview, but not sure, watched it on the forum not the product page, it was the one that toured through the foot clan hideout the first time)  The second clip I saw wasn't as funny, but I was already convinced to give it a try by then.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: amityisland on May 22, 2009, 12:59:24 PM
Sleepaway Camp - Ok, I'm a little late to the party on this one, but stupid stuff like, you know, work and family kept distracting me ;) But I'm so glad I finally got to it because it was excellent! If anyone hasn't seen this one yet, this is a must-see.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on May 22, 2009, 01:49:00 PM
Sleepaway Camp - Ok, I'm a little late to the party on this one, but stupid stuff like, you know, work and family kept distracting me ;) But I'm so glad I finally got to it because it was excellent! If anyone hasn't seen this one yet, this is a must-see.

Better late than never!  :D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: stansimpson on May 23, 2009, 09:45:32 AM
But I digress......... check out BTTF.  I thought the TMNT clip was very funny.  Not side-splitting, but I laughed out loud a lot.  What did you think of it, RoninFox?

Didn't notice this until now, sorry.

The first TMNT clip I saw had a few good laughs in it (I think it was the "official" preview, but not sure, watched it on the forum not the product page, it was the one that toured through the foot clan hideout the first time)  The second clip I saw wasn't as funny, but I was already convinced to give it a try by then.
Yikes.  That's kinda what I didn't wanna hear... cuz I had the same reaction.  It's been a forgone conclusion to just get the iriff but just a matter of when.  Now I'm seriously debating it.  Hmmm.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Moleman on May 29, 2009, 11:05:44 AM
I just finished watching "Brotherhood of the traveling DVD's" Star Wars Episode II by NathanielChristie.

Overall I thought it was pretty good.  I kind of got the same sense with this one as I did with IceonMars Voyager pilot.  The jokes themselves aren't THAT that funny, but the two guys kind of create the atmosphere like I'm watching it with two buddies making fun of the movie, and that makes it more entertaining.  I didn't feel there were any missed opportunities and there were enough really funny lines that made me crack up

I enjoyed all the references which included Spaceballs, a couple other Mel Brooks lines, a few from Rat Race (which is a movie I love but I never here about as a great comedy for some reason), Ron white, and a few from Airplane.

These lines made me Laugh Out Loud:
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Now for the negatives.....Nate's got a good voice that works for riffing but the other guy sounded kind of annoying.  It also seemed like Nate's audio was much better for some reason.  Speaking of which, the quality was pretty good throughout most of the movie but starting at around 1:30:00 all the sudden there were parts that sounded like shit.  Another negative is they have quite a few times including a few right at the beginning where they actually mess up the line.  To me, there's no excuse for not going back and fixing lines you mess up.  I realize some people just do it in Audacity and record the whole thing without pausing, but its not like you can't go back go through it and fix your mistakes once the complete file length is made.

The strongest negatives actually don't have to do with the riff itself.  You don't really have much of a description and what's the deal with the Frying pan toss thing for the sample?  I figured it was a joke you do in your riff and you were just giving the reference there but I never caught it.  You need to have at least one actual sample.  The other thing is to me you seem to come across as arrogant.  The whole "Chad Vader-free" thing in the description coupled with a comment I saw of yours in one of the Riff Raff Theater movies basically saying "Riff Raff sucks" makes you look like you think you're all badass and better than everyone else.  Riff Raff theater isn't quite as good as it could be because they're all just random jokes thrown together instead of having a theme or building the characters of the riffers, but that's kind of the point.

Anyways, like I said, pretty good riff.  I feel its a 3.5 but would easily be a 4 if the audio didn't turn to shit 2/3rds of the way through, the description was better, and you had an actual sample.  Since I can't go with a 3.5 I have to click 3 stars.  3 stars is still supposed to mean "good".
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mrbasehart on June 18, 2009, 07:47:08 AM
RoninFox's Nightmare on Elm Street.  I enjoyed it.  Ronin, your Stone Cold impression was pretty great and I loved the Johnny Depp filmography gags.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on June 18, 2009, 06:58:59 PM
iJust finished watching Cinester Theater Back to the Future 2. Very good riff! I made sure to give it a good review and rating. I wish that you had done more echoing of the movie 1 riffs.
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I'll be definitely getting your iRiff of the third one
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"It aint nuthin' but a G thing baby!"
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on June 18, 2009, 07:05:24 PM
RoninFox's Nightmare on Elm Street.  I enjoyed it.  Ronin, your Stone Cold impression was pretty great and I loved the Johnny Depp filmography gags.

Glad you enjoyed it, also glad people are still watching it, gives me a bit of extra motivation to finish on Part 3.

I actually scared myself with that Stone Cold impression.  I'd never done it that well until I was recording.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on June 20, 2009, 01:50:10 AM
iJust finished watching Cinester Theater Back to the Future 2. Very good riff! I made sure to give it a good review and rating. I wish that you had done more echoing of the movie 1 riffs.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
I'll be definitely getting your iRiff of the third one
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

"It aint nuthin' but a G thing baby!"

 Thanks for the rating and review!

 Don't worry, the third movie is on the list.... I hesitate to say when, since we have a pretty big project in mind after "Total Recall", but I'm sure we'll get to it before the end of the year.
Title: Hellsing Ultimate OVA 1
Post by: nurg on June 23, 2009, 10:51:17 AM
I thought it was great! And I was using the subbed version rather than the English dub and it was still funny. Most of the jokes are based off the gist of the meaning or off the visuals, so the few that are specific to the actual dubbed script don't bewilder you much.


"Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow." "Just stop it."

"Ha ha ha! I'm so dead in the next five minutes."

"EVERY MONTH?"


I hope I See You Studios does more of these!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on July 19, 2009, 01:55:03 PM
iJust finished watching the Lost in Space iRiff. Very good, guys! Nice variety and performances. Looking forward to other ones from you two.

"It's Planet Coo-ooo-oookie Crisp!"
"Are those zippers for easy access?"
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: JMac345 on July 20, 2009, 05:15:57 PM
iJust finished watching the Lost in Space iRiff. Very good, guys! Nice variety and performances. Looking forward to other ones from you two.

"It's Planet Coo-ooo-oookie Crisp!"
"Are those zippers for easy access?"

Thanks bro for the feedback!...Not gonna lie, I'm glad that it was a positive experience for you :).  We're hopefully going to decide on another iriff here soon and start crackin' away at it.  Once again, thanks for the feedback.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: tygerbug on July 23, 2009, 07:12:40 PM
My riff for Starcrash is free on Youtube (with over 500 views for pt. 2).

Why not give it a little love?

Watch the whole thing:

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=353FA7AFFE8A33A0&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL




Here's an edited sample.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cOPzFj2BQw&feature=channel_page
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Bob on July 23, 2009, 07:13:33 PM
I liked the youtube Starcrash.    Very funny.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: tygerbug on July 23, 2009, 07:40:51 PM
  Thanks.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: amityisland on July 29, 2009, 01:07:43 PM
I just finished Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus. It was soooo good! The FilmIsPwn guys did a superb job...a horribly bad movie with tons of laugh out loud riffs. A really great job guys :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Sinister3 on July 30, 2009, 06:53:33 AM
I just finished Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus. It was soooo good! The FilmIsPwn guys did a superb job...a horribly bad movie with tons of laugh out loud riffs. A really great job guys :clap: :clap: :clap:

I have been meaning to see that. I have only heard good things!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: JMac345 on July 30, 2009, 03:47:15 PM
I just finished watching Hollow Man by Raven's Riffs...in all honesty I found myself  giving a few chuckles here and there, nothing fantastic.  Towards the end I couldn't hardly even finish it due to lack of good riffs.  However, I've seen some of your samples and you appear to be really funny, maybe here it just didn't translate well.  Sorry to give it a bad review, it's nothing personal. 
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Moleman on August 03, 2009, 10:13:08 PM
MORTAL KOMBAT!!!!!

This is the funniest iRiff I've seen to date.   I highly, highly recommend it.

The only criticism, or warning to people who might want to purchase, is his rapid fire approach with virtually 0 dead air.  It works out great for the most part but it does get taxing over the course of the movie and its hard to hear the next joke when you're falling out of your chair laughing so hard.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: amityisland on August 04, 2009, 01:18:56 PM
Friday the 13th part 3

Great Job as usual by Hor-riff-ic productions! :clap:
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on August 04, 2009, 01:36:37 PM
Friday the 13th part 3

Great Job as usual by Hor-riff-ic productions! :clap:

So did you watch the 3d or 2d?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on August 05, 2009, 01:24:16 PM
iJust finished watching Watchalong's Space Camp iRiff for about the 3rd time.

It's mighty hilarious and worth checking out.  The riffing is great, and I guarantee the scenes with JINX will have you laughing.  And there's more singing.

Definitely one of my favorite riffing groups.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: amityisland on August 05, 2009, 04:11:15 PM
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So did you watch the 3d or 2d?

2d
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on August 06, 2009, 05:44:59 AM
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So did you watch the 3d or 2d?

2d

Ahhh, that's the best way in our opinion, really brings out the lame.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on August 06, 2009, 05:50:51 AM
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So did you watch the 3d or 2d?

2d

Ahhh, that's the best way in our opinion, really brings out the lame.

I can't resist cheesy 3-D myself, at least when I'm focused on it.  If ever I turn it on while doing something else I'll pick 2-D, but if I'm just kicking back with a snack or something, I gotta break out the red and blue glasses.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: amityisland on August 06, 2009, 09:06:07 AM
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really brings out the lame

I know.
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You've got a horror movie on your hands and the best they can come up with is a
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?

I've been using Netflix a lot lately so that's primarily why I got the 2-D...couldn't find the 3-D over on that site (they probably figure people can't be trusted with the responsibility of returning a disc AND glasses ;) )
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: fireyf on August 09, 2009, 06:33:30 PM
I just watched TreacherRiffers Lost in Space.  Very funny.  "Honey, were you floating?"

Was the nullifier joke a reference to Josh Kirby Time Warrior?  Cause that's my next riff and I love irony.  Can't wait to see what they do next.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: stansimpson on August 10, 2009, 07:04:09 AM
Was the nullifier joke a reference to Josh Kirby Time Warrior?
The ultimate nullifier (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimate_Nullifier) was a reference to Reed Richards' weapon in the Fantastic Four comics... but sure, it could be Time Warrior too.  ;)  We're going to start on "Godzilla vs. Mothra" as soon as Jordan gets back from being out of the country.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: fireyf on August 10, 2009, 07:34:39 AM
Ah, lol, show's how many comic books I read. :D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: invid on August 10, 2009, 09:40:58 PM
Was the nullifier joke a reference to Josh Kirby Time Warrior?
The ultimate nullifier (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimate_Nullifier) was a reference to Reed Richards' weapon in the Fantastic Four comics... but sure, it could be Time Warrior too.  ;)  We're going to start on "Godzilla vs. Mothra" as soon as Jordan gets back from being out of the country.

The original, or one of the 2nd or 3rd gen Godzilla/Mothra movies? The Godzilla films of the 90's really need to be riffed :)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: pezdrake on August 11, 2009, 07:14:00 AM
Watched Cat Women of the Moon from Mr.B.Natural a couple of days ago.  Very funny VOD, gotta love those.  Only criticism would be that there are a few times when the movie is so slow that the jokes slow down a bit but good overall.  Maybe going back one more time for another joke writing round or a riffing partner would help.  Quality of the recording and movie was pretty darn good.  I will probably check out his next offering.  The movie is prefect for riffing and a good choice. 
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: stansimpson on August 11, 2009, 01:27:53 PM
Was the nullifier joke a reference to Josh Kirby Time Warrior?
The ultimate nullifier (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimate_Nullifier) was a reference to Reed Richards' weapon in the Fantastic Four comics... but sure, it could be Time Warrior too.  ;)  We're going to start on "Godzilla vs. Mothra" as soon as Jordan gets back from being out of the country.

The original, or one of the 2nd or 3rd gen Godzilla/Mothra movies? The Godzilla films of the 90's really need to be riffed :)
There are more!?!?   :gouge:

It's the 1964 version.  We've already previewed it (and my poster for it is almost finished), but now I fear the confusion. 

When Jordan gets back, I'm going to see if he's open to the idea of opening a poll for a Godzilla movie.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: invid on August 11, 2009, 02:04:12 PM
Was the nullifier joke a reference to Josh Kirby Time Warrior?
The ultimate nullifier (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimate_Nullifier) was a reference to Reed Richards' weapon in the Fantastic Four comics... but sure, it could be Time Warrior too.  ;)  We're going to start on "Godzilla vs. Mothra" as soon as Jordan gets back from being out of the country.

The original, or one of the 2nd or 3rd gen Godzilla/Mothra movies? The Godzilla films of the 90's really need to be riffed :)
There are more!?!?   :gouge:

It's the 1964 version.  We've already previewed it (and my poster for it is almost finished), but now I fear the confusion. 

When Jordan gets back, I'm going to see if he's open to the idea of opening a poll for a Godzilla movie.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_featuring_Godzilla

The 1992 version is called 'Godzilla vs Mothra', while the 1964 one is either 'Mothra vs Godzilla' or 'Godzilla vs The Thing'. The 90's films are more worthy of scorn, to be honest, as they were throwing everything in there to try and reach a broad audience. The 1964 movie is actually good :) The 90's films also are only available in badly dubbed versions, while the originals and 2000's movies have the original Japanese audio as an extra.

(a fun fact is the US Godzilla film did better in Japan then any of the Japanese Godzilla films ever did, despite "real" fans hating it)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on August 11, 2009, 11:03:59 PM
Watched Cat Women of the Moon from Mr.B.Natural a couple of days ago.  Very funny VOD, gotta love those.  Only criticism would be that there are a few times when the movie is so slow that the jokes slow down a bit but good overall.  Maybe going back one more time for another joke writing round or a riffing partner would help.  Quality of the recording and movie was pretty darn good.  I will probably check out his next offering.  The movie is prefect for riffing and a good choice. 


Thank you for the comment here and on my product page.  Though according to my ratings you didn't rate it?  That was the riff I did in 8 days and yes it's probably my weakest.  Not just for writing but for the audio and video as well.  The video was a real pain because supposedly some parts of the movie were in NTSC while some were in PAL.  Weird, I know.  As for the audio, I tried an enhancer that I know regret.  I still feel that "Atomic Rulers" is my best but "THEM!" is certainly worth the $2.15.  Course "THEM!" isn't a VOD.  So far it seems that if someone tries my work they enjoy it.  The trick is getting them to try it.  Everyone really should check them out: http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/Mr.B.Natural/user (http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/Mr.B.Natural/user)

While I'm here I should mention that I watched pezdrake's "Atomic Treatment: Gateways to the Mind" iriff the other day and it was pretty good.  I gave it a weak 5 out 5 and found it enjoyable overall.  I especially liked the short that was included.  When he's good he's really good.  I really liked the "Columbo" reference and windows vista joke for example. (not many people my age appreciate a good Peter Falk joke)  If I had to criticize I would say that the audio levels could have been louder and your performance could use a little more...authority?  Is that a good word for it?  I'd say I have the same problem as well to be honest.  But I'd say it's worth the 2 bucks: http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/atomic-treatment/atomic-treatment-gateways-mind-w-short-fitting-faces (http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/atomic-treatment/atomic-treatment-gateways-mind-w-short-fitting-faces)  Get to watching people!
      
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on August 18, 2009, 05:50:13 AM
Last night I watched tygerbug's "Yor: The Hunter from the Future" and I'm afraid I didn't care for it and wouldn't recommend it to anyone.  The movie itself is great but the rifftrax...not so much.  My tastes seem to differ from most people here and terms like "Good" or "Bad" are highly subjective so I will simply say that our senses of humor are not in sync.  Judging from the comments on his product page not many feel the way I do which is great, more power to him and I'm glad those people were entertained.  I didn't pay for it so I will not harm his ratings or comment on his product page but I felt compelled to give my "Yay or Nay" here.  It's a Nay by the way.  Sure, some of the jokes are funny but when you are constantly babbling on and on you can't help but be funny a few times.  I would say it is approximately 10% funny.  Having a couple of partners may have helped.  There's something about just one guy trying to do the same amount of jokes that five people might do that's just annoying to me.  And when only one out of every ten jokes is mildly amusing...well, it's just that much more annoying.  There is great potential, just a lot of self-editing needed.  

However, I do commend him for offering a free version via torrent.  I was very glad I hadn't paid for it.  However he really should have made a VOD available for the torrent as I had a hell of a time keeping the damn thing in sync.  To me that would be the whole point of a torrent.  Making available a VOD for a film you can't legally sell a VOD for here.  I've been seriously considering making a torrent for a VOD version of my iriff for "THEM!" since almost no one is buying anyway and I think I made a newbie mistake when I riffed the ripped version and not the DVD version.  So when people go to watch it they won't be able to keep in sync very well.  Any thoughts?  

This was just my opinion.  Most people would say I donít make enough jokes and I feel tygerbug makes too many.  Itís just a difference in tastes, nothing to get defensive about.  Oh, and one final thought, on his product page he does not have a mature content warning despite the use of some pretty colorful language.
          
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Asbestos Bill on August 18, 2009, 03:50:29 PM
...I think I made a newbie mistake when I riffed the ripped version and not the DVD version...

Depends what you mean by "ripped." If you ripped it to a compressed video file like mpg or something, then yes, that would affect the playback rate. If you ripped to IFO / VOB (which your media player will read as if it's playing a DVD), then it would not change the playback rate, and is in fact recommended because there's no chance of skipping. If you weren't the one doing the ripping then it's almost certainly a compressed format.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on August 18, 2009, 04:00:57 PM
...I think I made a newbie mistake when I riffed the ripped version and not the DVD version...

Depends what you mean by "ripped." If you ripped it to a compressed video file like mpg or something, then yes, that would affect the playback rate. If you ripped to IFO / VOB (which your media player will read as if it's playing a DVD), then it would not change the playback rate, and is in fact recommended because there's no chance of skipping. If you weren't the one doing the ripping then it's almost certainly a compressed format.

It was a compressed video file.  Oh dear...
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: pezdrake on August 18, 2009, 07:55:06 PM
While I'm here I should mention that I watched pezdrake's "Atomic Treatment: Gateways to the Mind" iriff the other day and it was pretty good.  I gave it a weak 5 out 5 and found it enjoyable overall.  I especially liked the short that was included.  When he's good he's really good.  I really liked the "Columbo" reference and windows vista joke for example. (not many people my age appreciate a good Peter Falk joke)  If I had to criticize I would say that the audio levels could have been louder and your performance could use a little more...authority?  Is that a good word for it?

Odd, I thought I rated (stars) it but maybe it was just feedback.  All the more reason we need some way of tracking who we've left feedback for I guess. 

Yes, I guess my delivery is pretty mild.  I think InsertCoins said I have a Joel Hodgson type delivery which is funny because he was always my least favorite MST3K riffer (delivery-wise) but I can see the similarity.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on August 18, 2009, 10:07:12 PM
While I'm here I should mention that I watched pezdrake's "Atomic Treatment: Gateways to the Mind" iriff the other day and it was pretty good.  I gave it a weak 5 out 5 and found it enjoyable overall.  I especially liked the short that was included.  When he's good he's really good.  I really liked the "Columbo" reference and windows vista joke for example. (not many people my age appreciate a good Peter Falk joke)  If I had to criticize I would say that the audio levels could have been louder and your performance could use a little more...authority?  Is that a good word for it?

Odd, I thought I rated (stars) it but maybe it was just feedback.  All the more reason we need some way of tracking who we've left feedback for I guess. 

Yes, I guess my delivery is pretty mild.  I think InsertCoins said I have a Joel Hodgson type delivery which is funny because he was always my least favorite MST3K riffer (delivery-wise) but I can see the similarity.

Well I have four ratings for Cat-Women.  Which I've had for a long time.  You would have made it five which would likely put it on the iriff Top50 list.  I know it can't be mistaken due to the fact that you were granted the file as I was able to rate yours.  I was the first in fact.

You do have a Joel delivery but you know who you really sound like?  The character Jason from the animated show "Home Movies."  If you can check it out on Adult Swim you will see what I mean.  Not all of the time of course but there were moments when I was like, wow this guy really sounds like that kid from Home Movies!  Joel had is own mild, laid-back style but he still owned his performance.  He had his own presence.  To me you sound like a guy who is trying to get in a few zingers amongst friends in the back of a theater as opposed to performing for an audience or perhaps for a room full of friends you feel really comfortable with.  Confidence, authority, stage presence, that's all you need.  This isn't meant as some kind of harsh criticism mind you, just a tip or opinion from a fellow performer.  You could change nothing and be just fine.  I'm just trying to help you become truly great.  You're writing is pretty solid so you have the important part down.  Oh, and Josh Weinstein (the original Tom Servo) was the worst performer.  Not Joel.    
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Steve-O on August 18, 2009, 11:32:41 PM
You do have a Joel delivery but you know who you really sound like?  The character Jason from the animated show "Home Movies."

Wow, that is a really good call.  I can't believe I missed that, in fact.

And as Jason is voiced by the great H. Jon Benjamin, that's a pretty good place to be.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Indomitus on August 19, 2009, 07:10:43 AM
To me you sound like a guy who is trying to get in a few zingers amongst friends in the back of a theater as opposed to performing for an audience or perhaps for a room full of friends you feel really comfortable with.
Sounds like you'd benefit from having a riffing partner, someone that compliments that laid-back style.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on August 26, 2009, 05:20:53 PM
Keith and I just finished Hor-RIFF-ic Productions' "Tremors"! Anyone who loves this movie needs to see this riff. Very strong all the way through, dozens of laugh-out-loud moments to be had. As usual, excellent sound quality as well... a little buzzing during some of the bloopers, but that's what bloopers are for. The Michael J. Fox joke at the beginning was side-splitting, but I think using the sync voice as another riffer gets distracting when it comes to sync-lines. Keith disagrees with me on this one, so that's another to-each-his-own kind of thing.

Anyway, definitely recommended! We're hoping to check out "Lost in Space" next!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on August 27, 2009, 09:31:09 AM
Keith and I just finished Hor-RIFF-ic Productions' "Tremors"! Anyone who loves this movie needs to see this riff. Very strong all the way through, dozens of laugh-out-loud moments to be had. As usual, excellent sound quality as well... a little buzzing during some of the bloopers, but that's what bloopers are for. The Michael J. Fox joke at the beginning was side-splitting, but I think using the sync voice as another riffer gets distracting when it comes to sync-lines. Keith disagrees with me on this one, so that's another to-each-his-own kind of thing.

Anyway, definitely recommended! We're hoping to check out "Lost in Space" next!

Thanks for the feedback!  Glad you enjoyed it.  The issue with having Satan riff now and then started with people wanting to hear more of him, now that he's more prominent we have heard that it can be harder to have him do the sychs.  For now we're going to have him do a joke here or there that just screams Satan line.  We're still growing as a troupe so hopefully we'll find the right balance that pleases everybody (though doubtfull  :D)  Hopefully our upcoming 10th track will be just as good. 
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on August 28, 2009, 04:15:48 PM
Keith and I (and my roommate Adam) just finished up the TreacheRiffers debut riff, "Lost in Space". It's easily one of the funniest iRiffs I've heard so far. Josh and Jordan have great chemistry and put in a great performance. The jokes come hard and fast, and many of them had us laughing out loud. Keep an eye on these two... and if you haven't check this riff out already, do yourself a favor and bump it to the top of your list.

 Next on our list is a RoninFox riff... probably "Nightmare 1".
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on August 28, 2009, 06:03:57 PM
Don't forget to review my iriff for "THEM!" it's free: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=5CE974E8C91B7522 (http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=5CE974E8C91B7522)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on September 04, 2009, 02:44:17 AM
Well, I thought I'd add my thoughts here after watching Mr. B Natural's "Them!" Really good product from a riffer I had not listened to before.

I laughed out loud in several scenes. In particular, loved the eye blinking gag. I especially liked the santa claus reference at the beginning of the movie... a bit of foreshadowing I did not really catch until the second time watching the riff. Which brings me to a good point, it has really good replay value. I found myself enjoying it just as much, if not more the second time around. That is something I don't normally say about iriffs. Other positive aspects  about the iriffer is the fact that he has a unique riffing style/voice that certainly helps him stand out in a good way. The riffing style is a bit more laid back and less in your face which is a nice change of pace from the normal aggressive nature of many riffs. Kind of like the difference between Mike Solo riffs and the 3-man riffs.

The riffs may not be as frequent as some of us are used to with rifftrax riffs... but I had really no problem with it. It had a a really nice flow and the riffer was genuinely funny.  I think the jokes packed a bigger punch because of that.

Audio quality was terrific... and although some have had sync issues in the past; I hopefully alleviated that problem by attempting to resync his riff to better accommodate DVD owners who previously had trouble. Other than that nothing negative to say.

A very worthy buy.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on September 04, 2009, 07:08:55 AM
Well, I thought I'd add my thoughts here after watching Mr. B Natural's "Them!" Really good product from a riffer I had not listened to before.

I laughed out loud in several scenes. In particular, loved the eye blinking gag. I especially liked the santa claus reference at the beginning of the movie... a bit of foreshadowing I did not really catch until the second time watching the riff. Which brings me to a good point, it has really good replay value. I found myself enjoying it just as much, if not more the second time around. That is something I don't normally say about iriffs. Other positive aspects  about the iriffer is the fact that he has a unique riffing style/voice that certainly helps him stand out in a good way. The riffing style is a bit more laid back and less in your face which is a nice change of pace from the normal aggressive nature of many riffs. Kind of like the difference between Mike Solo riffs and the 3-man riffs.

The riffs may not be as frequent as some of us are used to with rifftrax riffs... but I had really no problem with it. It had a a really nice flow and the riffer was genuinely funny.  I think the jokes packed a bigger punch because of that.

Audio quality was terrific... and although some have had sync issues in the past; I hopefully alleviated that problem by attempting to resync his riff to better accommodate DVD owners who previously had trouble. Other than that nothing negative to say.

A very worthy buy.

Thank you Piobman.  And thank you again for helping me re-sync the movie.  I'm pretty sure I can't upload the mp3 until the server issue is resolved though.  But as soon as I can I will replace it.  I'm very glad to hear you "got it."  You pretty much defined my philosophy on riffing.  It doesn't have to be constant and it can pack more of a punch that way.  It doesn't have to be an all out assault, but a laid back and fun experience.  Your compliments are much appreciated.   ;D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invisible NanoGhost on September 09, 2009, 06:37:48 PM
I did finally get around to watching Supeman Returns.  In fact I ended up watching it several times, partially because I kept getting interrupted while watching it, and that sometimes that throws the sync off.  I could re-sync it easy enough, but then I couldn't tell if the riff track itself was syncing correctly, so a few days later I'd watch it again.  It turned out the track does have a few places where it gets out of sync, but it wasn't too bad.

The riffing itself was pretty good, although it could have used a bit more variety.  Most of the riffs were comments about what was happening on the screen, and I'll admit there was a lot of dumb things happening on the screen to keep a riffer busy.  But I like to also hear a few more off-the-wall riffs, one which refer to some other movie or famous song based on what's happening on the screen.  The kind of thing where the listener may first go "Uh, What?", and then a few seconds later get the connection.

I did enjoy this riff track, even after having listened to it several times.  Some riff tracks may seem funny the first or second time I play them, but get less funny the more often I hear them.  The riffing here seemed to stand up well.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on September 14, 2009, 10:01:13 AM
I just finished watching DogKnob's premiere iriff, "The Trollenberg Terror," and I'd say it's not too bad, especially for a first outing. The audio and video quality is great and the performers have great charisma and energy. DogKnob successfully avoided the two easiest traps to fall into when it comes to riffing. These are of course too many jokes and viciousness. Their pacing and timing was spot on and it's clear a lot of love went into the project while at the same time they didnít simply attack the movie but tried to make watching it an even more enjoyable experience. I found the movie itself very imaginative, full of potential, and surprisingly graphic for its time. Keep at it DogKnob!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on September 14, 2009, 09:11:27 PM
iJust finished watching - Total Recall by Cinester Theater - This was an excellent riff! Almost as good as their Back to the Future 1 and 2. Much better use of the Arnold voice than the Rifftrax Presents of Running Man. These guys are one of my favorite iRiffing groups.

Tomorrow I will get The Stuff from Netflix and listen to that one.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on September 15, 2009, 01:41:21 AM
iJust finished watching - Total Recall by Cinester Theater - This was an excellent riff! Almost as good as their Back to the Future 1 and 2. Much better use of the Arnold voice than the Rifftrax Presents of Running Man. These guys are one of my favorite iRiffing groups.

Tomorrow I will get The Stuff from Netflix and listen to that one.

 Thanks! We're glad you liked it! Please remember to rate and review!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on September 17, 2009, 06:53:05 PM
iJust finished watching - Total Recall by Cinester Theater - This was an excellent riff! Almost as good as their Back to the Future 1 and 2. Much better use of the Arnold voice than the Rifftrax Presents of Running Man. These guys are one of my favorite iRiffing groups.

Tomorrow I will get The Stuff from Netflix and listen to that one.

 Thanks! We're glad you liked it! Please remember to rate and review!

The Stuff - Okay. A few really good lines, but overall not great. I'd say 3.5 stars out of 5. I'm surprised because I loved their IT part 2 iRiff.

Mission Impossible II - I've seen this a few times, it's still hilarious. I particularly liked "She was so nice to chuck her diseased corpse into the Sydney water supply."
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: DogKnob on September 18, 2009, 08:25:51 PM
We just watched Mr.B.Natural's Atomic Rulers of the World. Thanks for the belly laughs. What is it about riffing movies that come from the only country ever to actually get nuked that is so darned funny? If someone wants to answer that question, please submit your answer in the form of an iRiff of Tetsuo: The Iron Man.

Hey B, watching that riff actually inspired some jokes for future projects that I have filed away. Thanks for the good stuff.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on September 18, 2009, 09:11:17 PM
We just watched Mr.B.Natural's Atomic Rulers of the World. Thanks for the belly laughs. What is it about riffing movies that come from the only country ever to actually get nuked that is so darned funny? If someone wants to answer that question, please submit your answer in the form of an iRiff of Tetsuo: The Iron Man.

Hey B, watching that riff actually inspired some jokes for future projects that I have filed away. Thanks for the good stuff.

You're welcome and thank you for the kind words and rating.  May Starman bless and keep you and your kids.  Actually...you should probably keep him away from your kids.  ;)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: ScottotD on September 18, 2009, 10:32:46 PM
Don't forget to review my iriff for "THEM!" it's free: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=5CE974E8C91B7522 (http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=5CE974E8C91B7522)

Top shelf stuff, quality writing. The informational, chatty nature of the beginning made a lot of the great jokes hit harder than they would have with a multi-person riff.

Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on September 19, 2009, 08:31:38 AM
Don't forget to review my iriff for "THEM!" it's free: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=5CE974E8C91B7522 (http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=5CE974E8C91B7522)

Top shelf stuff, quality writing. The informational, chatty nature of the beginning made a lot of the great jokes hit harder than they would have with a multi-person riff.



Thank You.  I'm grateful you gave it a chance and I'm really glad you liked it.  I've been receiving so many fresh compliments lately I've been motivated to start work on my next one today.  So thanks for the kick in the pants guys.  Keep watching and I'll keep riffing. 
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invisible NanoGhost on September 28, 2009, 09:56:08 AM
Just finished watching Monster Squad from HORR-iffic productions, and Total Recall from Cinester Theater.  Both were very enjoyable and lots of fun.

(sorry this is so short, but there are several iRiffs that I've seen and never get around to writing anything up about.  I thought that even though I'm in a hurry today, that a one-liner would be better than forgetting to say anything about these.  They were both excellent riffs!)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invisible NanoGhost on September 28, 2009, 10:19:41 AM
One thing I wanted to add about Monster Squad (the movie itself, not the iRiff for it).  I like how in the initial segment with Van Helsing, everyone seems to be talking and understanding English, except for the girl who is brought in to speak in german.  Back "100 years ago", was Van Helsing chasing Dracula through somewhere in the US?

Also, why does the magic spell HAVE to be spoken in German?  Something about the German language is particularly good for banishing evil?

I think it's awfully sporting of Good(tm) to become an easily-beatable force every 100 years, just to give Evil(tm) a shot at running things.  Because, you know, there was no evil in the world between the 1880's and the 1980's...
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on September 28, 2009, 11:12:56 AM
Actually I'm pretty sure German is good for envoking evil, not banishing it. 
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on September 28, 2009, 12:54:06 PM
One thing I wanted to add about Monster Squad (the movie itself, not the iRiff for it).  I like how in the initial segment with Van Helsing, everyone seems to be talking and understanding English, except for the girl who is brought in to speak in german.  Back "100 years ago", was Van Helsing chasing Dracula through somewhere in the US?

Also, why does the magic spell HAVE to be spoken in German?  Something about the German language is particularly good for banishing evil?

I think it's awfully sporting of Good(tm) to become an easily-beatable force every 100 years, just to give Evil(tm) a shot at running things.  Because, you know, there was no evil in the world between the 1880's and the 1980's...


We're glad you liked the riff but as far as the German aspect fo the spell.  It was always my thought that the screenwriters came up with the Scary German Guy character and then put some kind of german spell crap in to justify him even existing in this movie AT ALL!   The fact that the girl is the only one speaking german in the beginning didn't stick out till you mentioned it but now I can see why the Charleton Heston look-a-like was screaming at her - She can't understand you!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on September 28, 2009, 04:58:22 PM
One thing I wanted to add about Monster Squad (the movie itself, not the iRiff for it).  I like how in the initial segment with Van Helsing, everyone seems to be talking and understanding English, except for the girl who is brought in to speak in german.  Back "100 years ago", was Van Helsing chasing Dracula through somewhere in the US?

Also, why does the magic spell HAVE to be spoken in German?  Something about the German language is particularly good for banishing evil?

I think it's awfully sporting of Good(tm) to become an easily-beatable force every 100 years, just to give Evil(tm) a shot at running things.  Because, you know, there was no evil in the world between the 1880's and the 1980's...


We're glad you liked the riff but as far as the German aspect fo the spell.  It was always my thought that the screenwriters came up with the Scary German Guy character and then put some kind of german spell crap in to justify him even existing in this movie AT ALL!   The fact that the girl is the only one speaking german in the beginning didn't stick out till you mentioned it but now I can see why the Charleton Heston look-a-like was screaming at her - She can't understand you!

READ IT! Or we're all going to DIE!

Nice motivational speech there, Van.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: ShortFilmCynic on October 08, 2009, 07:28:03 PM
Rifftrx live -man was that ever so worth the money  excellent job on plan 9
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: FordPrefect on October 09, 2009, 02:05:23 AM
After the Plan 9 Encore, Borg48 and I decided to watch a couple iRiffs. The first one we watched was J.C. Walsh's Alone in the Dark. I thought there might have been one too many Taco Bell jokes, but other than that it was really good. We'll have to check out his others sometime. We followed that up with Rooster Riffs' X-Files: Ice. It was pretty funny. One of the guest stars in that episode is a regular on Desperate Housewives and they made several jokes about that. Too bad I don't watch that show or I probably would have found those comments funnier. I didn't think they were quite as consistent as J.C. Walsh, but it was definitely worth the 75 cents and made the episode much more entertaining. Too bad they seem to have indefinitely disappeared from the iRiffing scene. I think we would both like to see them do more X-Files episodes.
Title: Encore tonight
Post by: DogKnob on October 09, 2009, 03:19:24 AM
I found out at the last minute, so I went down there with flyers in hand. I live in San Diego, so I met torgosPizza. Nice guy. Had a ball at the show. There is something about watching a riff with a bunch of people that makes it somehow funnier, although Plan 9 is pretty funny by itself. I hope I didn't offend by dropping a few riffs of my own in when nothing else was happening... I got some laughs.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on October 11, 2009, 01:59:44 AM
I just finished watching pezdrake's "Atomic Treatment: Tippy Our Town Dog."  The short itself is really stupid and pointless.  Sometimes with the shorts I can at least see what they were going for and sometimes their message really isn't that bad.  It's just that the execution is so terrible.  With this short, I had no idea what the hell they were going for.  It's almost as bad as "Kitty Cleans Up." 

Well pezdrake did an excellent job poking fun at this awful short and I actually laughed out loud several times.  I still feel that he is one of the best, if not THE best, iriff writers around and his preformance and audio quality is getting better all the time.  Buy it, buy it now and remember to rate. 
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: pezdrake on October 11, 2009, 07:37:49 AM
I just finished watching pezdrake's "Atomic Treatment: Tippy Our Town Dog."  The short itself is really stupid and pointless.  Sometimes with the shorts I can at least see what they were going for and sometimes their message really isn't that bad.  It's just that the execution is so terrible.  With this short, I had no idea what the hell they were going for.  It's almost as bad as "Kitty Cleans Up." 

Well pezdrake did an excellent job poking fun at this awful short and I actually laughed out loud several times.  I still feel that he is one of the best, if not THE best, iriff writers around and his preformance and audio quality is getting better all the time.  Buy it, buy it now and remember to rate. 
<blushes>
Title: Sgt Pepper
Post by: Mass Riffer Mafia on October 11, 2009, 12:42:16 PM
Saw the whole thing.  It takes some time getting getting the volume equalized, but you'll get it.  No sync problems.  And very damn funny too!    :clap:
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: tygerbug on October 11, 2009, 08:36:54 PM
  Just noticed this on my iRiffs page .... SethPaul, of the One Man Band iRiffs, watched my Riff of Yor, Hunter from the Future, and this is what he said:

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Good fun, with some caveats...
Submitted by SethPaul on 1 October 2009 - 4:12pm.

Let me get this out the of way first...the jokes are good. Some of them REALLY good. Clever running gags (especially the final act with the resistance fighters dressed like Santa's elves), and almost every goofy aspect of the movie that could be commented upon is commented upon.

As David mentioned, though, it's clear that there's splicing going on; not just by the sound quality, but the sheer density of gags. While few (if any) commit the sin of "important dialogue overrun," there's barely a moment of silence to enjoy some of the jokes before the next one comes in. If there were multiple riffers, this may not be such a problem (especially since some of the jokes are tailor-made for two people to do), but from a solo riffer, some of them don't work as well. Another matter is the delivery style; your voice lends itself to the sort of laidback, mellow riffing one used to hear from Joel, but the written material is definitely more reminiscent of the faster, punchier delivery from later MST3K, and as such you get more jokes running together simply because your delivery doesn't allow time for them to all fit. It's sort of a strange critique to give: your delivery is enjoyable, and your jokes are enjoyable, and they work, but occasionally the two different styles mismatch.

It is still pretty damn funny, though, and I'd love to see what you do next.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: ScottotD on October 11, 2009, 08:53:23 PM
I said a similar thing about your style after listening to THEM! I think, you start off very laid back and conversational and then speed up as the pace of the movie does.  I did find it slightly jarring at about the time the first ant shows up where you changed gears but that was more an observation than a complaint, I'm sure timing and pace is of the harder things to set up perfectly.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: FordPrefect on October 12, 2009, 12:20:16 AM
Borg48 recommended that I watch Team Swizzlebeef's "What Makes a Good Party?" Checked it out and found it very funny. I'll have to see "Better Use of Leisure Time" later. It looks like their only other riff.  :-\ Hope to see more from them sometime. By the way if you watch their stuff, make sure you watch it in the VLC Media Player. I tried to get it to work in Windows Media Player and I couldn't get any sound.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on October 12, 2009, 04:55:00 AM
Borg48 recommended that I watch Team Swizzlebeef's "What Makes a Good Party?" Checked it out and found it very funny. I'll have to see "Better Use of Leisure Time" later. It looks like their only other riff.  :-\ Hope to see more from them sometime. By the way if you watch their stuff, make sure you watch it in the VLC Media Player. I tried to get it to work in Windows Media Player and I couldn't get any sound.

Their Leisure Time iRiff is really funny too.  I highly recommend them.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: MPF on October 14, 2009, 10:50:54 AM
Aww... thanks, guys - Team Swizzlebeef has just booked studio time to record our next iriff, which will see us breaking the 10 minute mark for the first time.

I guess we should probably start writing it now.

Thanks for the heads up on the riff not working in WMP - I'll swear at it for a few hours and see if that helps.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on October 18, 2009, 01:44:21 AM
I just finished watching Pezdrake's "Atomic Treatment: It Can't Last."  As is expected of Atomic Treatment the riffing of this WWII era short was great.  His performance and audio is getting better and as always the writing is top notch.  It takes a few minutes to really get going but once he hits his stride it's very clever and funny.  And yes, the short itself is terrible but at least it's better than Pearl Harbor.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: pezdrake on October 22, 2009, 09:24:14 AM
iJust finished:

MicroRiffs Unwanted Affection - Buy this.  I don't want so say anything else.  Funnier than me funnier than just about any iRIff I have seen yet.  Nice camaraderie.

Mr B Natural's Cosmos: War of the Planets.  Another good one from Mr B.  His jokes are funny but sparse.  Maybe we can fix that though...
Planning on watching his Atomic Rulers of the World when I get a chance.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on October 22, 2009, 02:37:49 PM
iJust finished:

MicroRiffs Unwanted Affection - Buy this.  I don't want so say anything else.  Funnier than me funnier than just about any iRIff I have seen yet.  Nice camaraderie.

Mr B Natural's Cosmos: War of the Planets.  Another good one from Mr B.  His jokes are funny but sparse.  Maybe we can fix that though...
Planning on watching his Atomic Rulers of the World when I get a chance.

Thank you pezdrake.  Joke density is a hot issue amongst iriffers.  With "Cosmos" I might agree.  While I was editing I was still coming up with jokes so you may have a point.  Atomic Rulers is much better in this regard and it's pleasantly shorter as well.

Today I watched Short Film Cynic's VOD for "It Pays to be Prepared for the Gold Rush."  Once again my ownership of this VOD came as a complete surprise as I checked my files to discover it was waiting for me.  I don't know why but again I thought, "What the Hell?"  I watched it and liked it much more than "6th Chair." (I think I posted my review of 6th Chair in the thread about it)  I actually laughed out loud several times and found the use of three different shorts smashed together more entertaining.  There are still many bad jokes to sit through before you reach a funny or decent joke but this time around I found the experience more rewarding.  Again, joke density is a hotly debated topic amongst iriffers and my philosophy is I would rather be known for doing a few good jokes then a whole bunch them, with only a few being any good at all.  I'd say for the general iriff audience this one is worth the price.  Enjoy.  And thanks for the free VOD SFC.  Keep at it.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on October 24, 2009, 11:03:56 PM
I'm beginning to think I shouldn't review things anymore as my tastes are clearly very different from the rest of the community.  I just finished watching OneWallCinema's iriff of "Enter the Lone Ranger" and of course there are a few good jokes but overall I didn't care for it.  It got better after the second riffer joined.  Before that it was just incessant babbling.  But even afterwards there was a lot of just chatter and dully describing what was happening on screen.  The funniest thing in it was actually in the film itself when the man fell off the cliff carrying a big rock.  I chuckled a few times and enjoyed the feeling of camaraderie but I would rate the overall experience poorly and not worth the time or cash.  I'm also not a fan of added sound effects but they didn't use them too much.  Oddly enough I like the laughter shared amongst the riffers though. I tend to be a pretty harsh critic and looking over the comments I am alone in my opinion so maybe the problem is with me and not them.  The sound quality was above average and the video quality was very good.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on October 26, 2009, 09:32:14 PM
iJust finished watching Cinester Theater's ET. Hilarious! I love these guys. Great camaraderie between riffers and good delivery, as well as a good range of jokes. These guys are my favorite fan riffing group after Quiptracks.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on October 27, 2009, 12:41:14 AM
iJust finished watching Cinester Theater's ET. Hilarious! I love these guys. Great camaraderie between riffers and good delivery, as well as a good range of jokes. These guys are my favorite fan riffing group after Quiptracks.

 Glad you liked it! Of the riffs we've done, "ET" is probably my second-favorite. We had a really good time writing and recording on that one. Anyway, we're happy to provide! And as always, please remember to rate and review!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on October 27, 2009, 05:55:10 AM
iJust finished watching Cinester Theater's ET. Hilarious! I love these guys. Great camaraderie between riffers and good delivery, as well as a good range of jokes. These guys are my favorite fan riffing group after Quiptracks.

 Glad you liked it! Of the riffs we've done, "ET" is probably my second-favorite. We had a really good time writing and recording on that one. Anyway, we're happy to provide! And as always, please remember to rate and review!
My favorite of yours is still Back To The Future.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on October 27, 2009, 09:54:09 AM
iJust finished watching Cinester Theater's ET. Hilarious! I love these guys. Great camaraderie between riffers and good delivery, as well as a good range of jokes. These guys are my favorite fan riffing group after Quiptracks.

 Glad you liked it! Of the riffs we've done, "ET" is probably my second-favorite. We had a really good time writing and recording on that one. Anyway, we're happy to provide! And as always, please remember to rate and review!
My favorite of yours is still Back To The Future.

 That one is pretty high on our list, too. The hidden backstory to "Back to the Future" was that Keith and I basically riffed that movie live for a group of our friends one night when we caught it on a movie-channel. It was the sort of deal where nothing else was on, so we all figured we'd watch about 40 minutes of it then click over to something else. Of course, Keith and I are pretty much incapable of watching anything without riffing it, so we started giving it an MST3K treatment much to our friends' amusement- and before we knew it, we'd watched the whole damn thing.

 We definitely tried to recapture a lot of the jokes we used that night  (off the top of my head, I know that "the letter Y!", "that's where I'll send you", and basically all of the evil Doc jokes all came from that night), and I think overall we managed to capture the spirit pretty well. So I guess you could say that "Back to the Future" was sort of our first iRiff, even though we riffed it about five months before Rifftrax started accepting iRiffs and didn't release it until after finishing two others.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on October 27, 2009, 01:13:17 PM
"Ain't nothin' but a G thing, baybay!"  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on November 03, 2009, 07:06:47 PM
I just finished watching It's-Better-Than-CSPAN-Production's "Living And Working Spaces: Hygiene During Battle" short. I usually have trouble getting into solo riffs, but this one does a good job with it. The voicework is varied enough that it doesn't sound monotone (something that some solo riffs suffer from), and the jokes usually are coming quick enough to keep a good momentum going all the way through. There are a few parts where it drags, partially because some of the jokes just didn't do it for me... but on the other hand, there were at least two laugh-out-loud moments and more than a few yuks to be had, which isn't a bad ratio for a 20 minute short. By the way, for the price, you certainly get a lot of riff, so it's definitely worth the money.

 All in all, my main complaint is only having one riffer and the problems that stem from that. For people who don't mind solo-riffs (and even for people who do), this is one worth checking out.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on November 05, 2009, 01:45:18 PM
iJust finished watching Mr.B.Natural's Atomic Rulers of the World iRiff.

There were some well written riffs in this stinker of a movie. (It really was like a rip off of Prince of Space wasn't it?)  Timing-wise, good job as well.  Delivery-wise, not really my cup of tea, but I think we can all agree that everyone has different senses of humor.  (We tend to be more rapid fire and sarcastic in my neck of the woods which doesn't really translate well in other areas of the US.)

My main complaint was a noticeable hissing noise from the riffers mic that started just before each line and ended just after which was quite distracting. Not sure if this is just a result of it being an initial attempt at riffing which is solved in later riffs. I know we had some audio issues with our first as well.

Anyways, don't get me wrong, it wasn't awful.  Feel free to check out his samples and see what you think.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Doctor Who? on November 05, 2009, 02:03:01 PM
Don't copy that Floppy.  Wow,just wow.

Enter The Lone Ranger by OWC.

One of my favorite riffed bare none.  Not just a great iRiff but a great Rifftrack full stop.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on November 05, 2009, 03:25:05 PM
iJust finished watching Mr.B.Natural's Atomic Rulers of the World iRiff.

There were some well written riffs in this stinker of a movie. (It really was like a rip off of Prince of Space wasn't it?)  Timing-wise, good job as well.  Delivery-wise, not really my cup of tea, but I think we can all agree that everyone has different senses of humor.  (We tend to be more rapid fire and sarcastic in my neck of the woods which doesn't really translate well in other areas of the US.)

My main complaint was a noticeable hissing noise from the riffers mic that started just before each line and ended just after which was quite distracting. Not sure if this is just a result of it being an initial attempt at riffing which is solved in later riffs. I know we had some audio issues with our first as well.

Anyways, don't get me wrong, it wasn't awful.  Feel free to check out his samples and see what you think.


The crazy thing is that there are two more Star Man movies out there!  I guess it started as one long TV miniseries that was later broken up into three movies.  All very similar, all very bad.  Personally, I think this is my second best iriff.  With "THEM!" being #1. 

Yeah, the audio bugged me a bit too but I felt like it calmed down as it went along and I didn't feel like it took anything way from the experience.  I figured I was the only one who would notice or care.  It was mostly due to the fact it was a first attempt.  Though I think "Cat Women of the Moon" probably has the worst audio.  Anyway, sorry for that.  I have been working harder and I think if you try "THEM!" you will agree I've gotten better. 

I would say my style is derived from MST3K and it closely resembles that.  That's what I like and I've always just assumed it's what others would like since MST3K is what started all this in the first place.  But I've been watching MKB for more than half my life and while I've had many comedy influences theirs has been the strongest and has remained a constant in my life.  It sounds like our tastes are simply too different to be reconciled.  Which is too bad but what are ya gonna do?  Humor is subjective and I just happen to be funnier.  :rimshot:  THEM! has more jokes per minute then Atomic but it is still a gentle riff.  I'm not really into attacking movies so much as I try to make an already enjoyable experience even more enjoyable.  I'm a little harder on "Cosmos: War of the Planets" but it probably has the least jokes per minute.  I do have samples available but they are awkward and out of context.  I currently have someone working on "clip-show" style previews (like the official one for Twilight) that I think will be a vast improvement.  I do have a short clip-show style preview of Cosmos available.  Atomic Rulers is one of the most commented on iriffs in history so be sure to check there before making a decision whether or not to buy.  Don't just go by the sample.  It's good stuff, I promise.

Well thank you for watching and rating/commenting.  Sorry it's doesn't completely jive with you but I appreciate your honesty and the fact that you gave it a fair chance.       
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on November 05, 2009, 03:45:47 PM
The crazy thing is that there are two more Star Man movies out there!  I guess it started as one long TV miniseries that was later broken up into three movies.  All very similar, all very bad. 

Holy crap! Really?


It sounds like our tastes are simply too different to be reconciled.  Which is too bad but what are ya gonna do?  Humor is subjective and I just happen to be funnier.  :rimshot: 

 :D  I'd say you could be our riffing arch-nemesis, but I think Isaac already has that role locked up pretty securely after going bonkers on our product page and the MST forums.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on November 05, 2009, 04:00:12 PM
Yep.  I even looked at one of them after I finished Atomic but found it to be too similar.  You can probably find at least one of them at Archive.org. 

I doubt I have the energy necessary to be anyone's arch-nemesis.  It's funny how I've heard so much about this Isaac fellow but seen so little of his actual hoof prints.  And from what I've gathered here at the forums and judging from your ratings people prefer your style and love your Lone Ranger iriff so I would loose anyway.  I'm sure we will have no trouble mutually existing here at Rifftrax but if I do go full villain one day I think I'm going with old school Baltar.  Shiny helmets, crazy speeches, and an army of robots.  Yeah...sweet.    :)   
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on November 07, 2009, 03:58:35 PM
iJust finished watching Cinester Theater's It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Good riffing, although I don't think it's as strong as your feature films. Definitely recommended, though.

Did I miss it, or were there no Sam from Trick r' Treat references?

I also think "It's Magic, Charlie Brown" would be a good one for you to riff, as it came on the same DVD as The Great Pumpkin. It has Snoopy doing magic (sometimes really badly and sometimes really well, with no rhyme or reason why), becoming downright evil near the end, and Charlie Brown becoming invisible.

Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on November 07, 2009, 04:56:13 PM
Or any of the 2nd features on the Peanuts holiday dvds.  Most of those are awful.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on November 10, 2009, 06:03:27 PM
Kung Fu Panda by ART - Okay, probably a 6 or 7 out of ten. Not bad for the first time out. Could use a second person to work off of, and there were various places with a bit more gap than desired.

P.S. Did I just miss it, or did he not make a pwnd reference?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on November 13, 2009, 11:12:30 AM
I just finished watching MICRORIFFS' "Don't Copy That Floppy."   

The delivery is good and while the jokes aren't especially clever or outstanding they aren't bad.  I wouldn't hold this up as the golden standard of iRiffs or anything but it's a perfectly fine short.  My only complaint would be that the audio levels between the video and the Rifftrack aren't mixed well.  The short is louder than the riff so it's hard to hear the jokes.  It's the only problem but it's a serious one.  I would say that upon seeing this VOD I would be interested in watching more from the group.  So if nothing else they have successfully created something that gets their foot in the costumerís door long enough for them to hear the rest of MICRORIFFS' pitch.  Let's hope they can wow me with "Blood Feast" which I will be reviewing soon.  I've had a lousy week and need to get into either a good or neutral mood before I do anymore reviews.

Seems like I did laugh once and I certainly didn't hate it (it's worth watching for the short itself to be honest) which means everyone else in the world will be peeing themselves and rolling on the floor.  So I would recommend it to you iRiff fans out there. 
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on November 16, 2009, 10:00:11 AM
Last night I watched MICRORIFFS' "Blood Feast" and it's not bad.  The audio/video is above average and my only complaint about it is that there is a hissing noise associated with the delivery of a joke.  Itís annoying but I canít criticize too much as I have the same problem with my iRiffs.  The jokes are okay and despite having multiple performers they successfully avoided making the easiest mistake that an iRiffer can which is making too many jokes.  I did get bored but I also laughed a few times and wasn't annoyed by the performance itself.  MICRORIFFS' style and delivery is good while being just different enough to make them stand out amongst the iRiff crowd.  Given how short the movie was I feel the jokes should have been better and they were a bit too self-referential.  Overall I would say this was above average and I have no doubt that to many the group will be perceived as great and it's easy for me to imagine them amassing a fan base.  They're no Atomic Treatment or Mr.B.Natural  ;) but they are better than most iRiffs.  With time they could be one of the greats.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: MICRORIFFS on November 16, 2009, 10:06:37 AM
Your Time & Feedback are much appreciated, Mr. B.
We are hmmumble.
the Micro-riffers
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: pezdrake on November 16, 2009, 11:17:13 AM
Mr B,
You should check out Microriff's "Gang Boy".  I think it's definitely the best of theirs I have seen. 
-Pezdrake
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on November 18, 2009, 11:57:54 AM
Pezdrake,

If MICRORIFFS grants me the file I would be happy to.  I will also look at what they offer at YouTube one of these days.  I did watch the preview for "Gang Boy" and it looked pretty good.

Also, if MICRORIFFS or "Fanboy Science Theater" wishes to give me a taste of my own medicine than I would be happy to grant them a file of mine and remind them that my iRiff for "THEM!" is available for free, in it's entirety, over at YouTube. 

I just finished watching Fanboy Science Theater's "Gamera Super Monster" and I was pleasantly surprised by this iRiff. Itís pretty good. The audio/video is about average, maybe even a little sub-par. (even for an iRiff) Some of the jokes are actually really good while most are okay and a few are just bad. Most of the references were tired and obvious but I suppose that is to be expected. At least one of the references was great though. I am referring to Gameraís impersonation of the cowardly lion. At first I was worried the group was going to do what so many iRiffers do and that is make too many jokes and thereby hinder the audienceís ability to get into the movie. But they calmed down after a while and eventually had a reasonable pace. Though it is worth mentioning that I felt the jokes got weaker as the movie progressed. The delivery is very weak (especially by Michael LaSorsa) but Iíve heard worse and perhaps with time it will improve. The skits and such were okay but it would do them a world of good to learn some basics of filmmaking, like lighting and acting. They need to improve their sound as well. For example, the audio wasnít in sync with their lips during some of the opening intro movie. And Iím sorry but they are almost as bad at singing as I am. Now that the major criticisms are out of the way I will say that I found the overall experience enjoyable, I would recommend it to fans of iRiffs, and it shows great potential. Itís clear that a lot of work went into this and I admire their dedication.

If the Riffers desire an even more detailed critique (and maybe some filmmaking tips) while it is still fresh in my mind they can email me.
 
The following isnít directed specifically at this iRiff or iRiff group but instead is something Iíve pondered before and something that resurfaced after I discovered what format ďFanboy Science TheaterĒ would be using.

I find myself a bit on the fence about mimicking MST3K with iRiffs.  On the one hand it seems kind of cheap to try and rip off something for your personal gain but on the other hand if I had the resources I would totally be doing it.  Complicating matters are considerations like it is less about trying to rip something off to leach off a nameís success and more about fanboy love and homage.  Another random consideration is that when you so closely mimic MST3K you are essentially trying to equate yourself with it and basically saying ďWeíre as good as MST3K!Ē  Which is a bit risky and unlikely to be true.  I suppose I am able to look past the attempt at resemblance and still enjoy an iRiff on its own merits but I do feel that there is enough creativity out there to come up with new formulas.  For instance, I find it a bit odd that everyone always tries to come up with back-stories that involve a group being forced to watch bad movies even though the content is created by individuals who willingly subject themselves to bad movies.  And does everybody need robots?  I understand that people miss MST3K but no one will ever again be MST3K through imitation so why not spread your wings a little?  People will only be disappointed when youíre not as good the original show and even more will start off hostile at your attempt to replicate the experience.  Why start out with strikes against you?  Like I said, Iím still not sure where I stand on the issue and Iím sure if I knew enough of the right people, had the space, props, money, and the patience I would be all over it.  I wish to again explain that this brainstorm is not directed at any specific group but is meant as a general observation.  If there are groups interested in including skits or other user-filmed material please make sure you have the proper equipment and know-how first.  A good mic, halfway decent lighting, and passable acing (at least not just reading lines) are essential if you want your audience to think about anything other than how poor your production values are.

Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Indomitus on November 19, 2009, 09:14:08 AM
I find myself a bit on the fence about mimicking MST3K with iRiffs.  On the one hand it seems kind of cheap to try and rip off something for your personal gain but on the other hand if I had the resources I would totally be doing it.  Complicating matters are considerations like it is less about trying to rip something off to leach off a nameís success and more about fanboy love and homage.  Another random consideration is that when you so closely mimic MST3K you are essentially trying to equate yourself with it and basically saying ďWeíre as good as MST3K!Ē  Which is a bit risky and unlikely to be true.  I suppose I am able to look past the attempt at resemblance and still enjoy an iRiff on its own merits but I do feel that there is enough creativity out there to come up with new formulas.  For instance, I find it a bit odd that everyone always tries to come up with back-stories that involve a group being forced to watch bad movies even though the content is created by individuals who willingly subject themselves to bad movies.  And does everybody need robots?  I understand that people miss MST3K but no one will ever again be MST3K through imitation so why not spread your wings a little?  People will only be disappointed when youíre not as good the original show and even more will start off hostile at your attempt to replicate the experience.  Why start out with strikes against you?  Like I said, Iím still not sure where I stand on the issue and Iím sure if I knew enough of the right people, had the space, props, money, and the patience I would be all over it.  I wish to again explain that this brainstorm is not directed at any specific group but is meant as a general observation.  If there are groups interested in including skits or other user-filmed material please make sure you have the proper equipment and know-how first.  A good mic, halfway decent lighting, and passable acing (at least not just reading lines) are essential if you want your audience to think about anything other than how poor your production values are.
Well put, although I'm not on the fence about it at all.  Skip the photocopy and do your own thing.  I already have over 200 episodes of MST3K to choose from; not really much need for more.  I'd much rather see something new.
Hell, even just doing the silhouette starts me off in the negative.  ICWXP, for example, managed to win me back and get a positive review on the one I've seen, but they had more of a climb toward it than they would have had otherwise.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on November 19, 2009, 04:07:49 PM
Keith and I watched Ronin Fox Trax "Masters of the Universe" riff. It was our first RoninFox riff, and it's definitely worth checking out. Pretty funny throughout, good variety of jokes and references, and a few excellent running gags. The main thing we didn't like was the sync-voice... it has an echo effect attached to it, presumably to differentiate it from normal riffs. The echoing made it tough for us to tell if the riff and the movie were always synced-up, though... we did a lot of pausing on the DVD and the riff throughout trying to correct it, and we never felt like we got the movie perfectly in sync. We got it close enough to enjoy the track, of course, and we definitely recommend this one.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on November 19, 2009, 04:35:29 PM
Thanks for the feedback, and glad you enjoyed it.  For the sync effect, yeah I added the echo so you can tell when shadow is saying a sync line as opposed to just talking.  I came up with it after watching one of the old Mike solo riffs where DisembAudio had several riffs, and everytime I heard his voice it came with a moment of trying to listen for the movie line to sync with.  I do see the problem and lately I've been trying to downgrade the effect a bit, making it more background while the unaltered line is louder.  Not sure if I can fix the effect in the older tracks yet, but I can try.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: fireyf on November 19, 2009, 04:49:06 PM
Thanks for the feedback, and glad you enjoyed it.  For the sync effect, yeah I added the echo so you can tell when shadow is saying a sync line as opposed to just talking.  I came up with it after watching one of the old Mike solo riffs where DisembAudio had several riffs, and everytime I heard his voice it came with a moment of trying to listen for the movie line to sync with.  I do see the problem and lately I've been trying to downgrade the effect a bit, making it more background while the unaltered line is louder.  Not sure if I can fix the effect in the older tracks yet, but I can try.

On mine I use a .025 second echo and it makes it just sound like a robotic voice making it distinct from a riff but the echo is so tight that there is no problem syncing it with the dialogue.  Maybe that would work out.  I listened to this riff too and while it was good it did take me a while to catch on to the syncing.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: cj_ on November 20, 2009, 01:25:08 AM
I'd like to give a shout-out for Hor-RIFF-ic Productions. I have enjoyed everything this couple has produced (and you too, Satan).  I am probably biased because I am a big fan of horror, and they seem the only riffers focusing on this genre, but I think regardless of genre they are just pretty funny.  I believe I've watched them all, so I will lay out what I think were the best:

1. Halloween III - This movie is really, really, really bad, but it is also a movie that made an impression on me when I first saw it in my childhood.  That damn Silver Shamrock song got stuck in some corner of my brain the same way gum commercials of the 80s did.  (A double pleasure IS waiting for you).  They completely tear this movie apart in ways I never considered, and it is spot on.  At the same time, I get the sense they respect the film for what it is, because I never felt they were being unfair, which is occasionally a problem with riffing movies that are popular/cult classics, even when they have it coming.

2. Poltergeist - This was a tough nut to crack, as it is objectively a really good movie.  I have seen some official rifftrax that take on movies that are actually good, and it's difficult not to be occasionally annoyed or distracted by forced humor when the film itself doesn't really warrant a piss-take.  Somehow they pull it off here from start to finish.  The timing is precise, in a way where you can simultaneously enjoy the film for what it is and have a laugh at some of the more ridiculous stuff, without the two coming in conflict.

3. Stephen King's IT - This made-for-TV movie comes in two parts, with Cinester Productions and Hor-RIFF-ic tag teaming it.  This was my first exposure to bother riffers, and I think they are both really great.  Both parts are worth getting.  This made-for-tv movie is lower hanging fruit because it is so poorly done while taking itself very seriously, but both riffers are in top form the entire time.

An honorable mention:

- The Core by TomAndJon.  I don't know this riff is for everyone, as it focuses a lot on the improbable science of the film, with lots of obscure/injoke type of stuff.   I loved it though, because I "get it."  If this type of humor is your thing, watch this immediately, it is very good.  And if it's not your thing, the movie itself is actually really funny in an unintentional way, so it won't be a total loss.

Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on November 20, 2009, 05:39:20 AM
I'd like to give a shout-out for Hor-RIFF-ic Productions. I have enjoyed everything this couple has produced (and you too, Satan).  I am probably biased because I am a big fan of horror, and they seem the only riffers focusing on this genre, but I think regardless of genre they are just pretty funny.  I believe I've watched them all, so I will lay out what I think were the best:

1. Halloween III - This movie is really, really, really bad, but it is also a movie that made an impression on me when I first saw it in my childhood.  That damn Silver Shamrock song got stuck in some corner of my brain the same way gum commercials of the 80s did.  (A double pleasure IS waiting for you).  They completely tear this movie apart in ways I never considered, and it is spot on.  At the same time, I get the sense they respect the film for what it is, because I never felt they were being unfair, which is occasionally a problem with riffing movies that are popular/cult classics, even when they have it coming.

2. Poltergeist - This was a tough nut to crack, as it is objectively a really good movie.  I have seen some official rifftrax that take on movies that are actually good, and it's difficult not to be occasionally annoyed or distracted by forced humor when the film itself doesn't really warrant a piss-take.  Somehow they pull it off here from start to finish.  The timing is precise, in a way where you can simultaneously enjoy the film for what it is and have a laugh at some of the more ridiculous stuff, without the two coming in conflict.

3. Stephen King's IT - This made-for-TV movie comes in two parts, with Cinester Productions and Hor-RIFF-ic tag teaming it.  This was my first exposure to bother riffers, and I think they are both really great.  Both parts are worth getting.  This made-for-tv movie is lower hanging fruit because it is so poorly done while taking itself very seriously, but both riffers are in top form the entire time.

An honorable mention:

- The Core by TomAndJon.  I don't know this riff is for everyone, as it focuses a lot on the improbable science of the film, with lots of obscure/injoke type of stuff.   I loved it though, because I "get it."  If this type of humor is your thing, watch this immediately, it is very good.  And if it's not your thing, the movie itself is actually really funny in an unintentional way, so it won't be a total loss.



Wow, thanks!  If you haven't already please please add your comments to the product pages and don't forget to rate them!  (and yes secretly we might like Halloween III more than we let on)  ;D  We're trying to keep up the good work with Gremlins ( the stinkin cute fuzzy  :grr:) so we hope you'll check it out too.  It is scary doing a movie with a cult following or considered to be too "good" but that is kind of fun for us to see if we can change their minds.  We're even considering doing the ultimate horror geek icon Evil Dead.  But we're still in the scouting stage for that one.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on November 20, 2009, 06:03:33 AM
We're even considering doing the ultimate horror geek icon Evil Dead.  But we're still in the scouting stage for that one.
Damn! That would be cool!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on November 20, 2009, 06:16:32 AM
We're even considering doing the ultimate horror geek icon Evil Dead.  But we're still in the scouting stage for that one.
Damn! That would be cool!

 ;D  We're still deciding but think that, yeah, it could be.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on November 22, 2009, 09:05:42 PM
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow with Quiptracks - A really good riff, for a movie that I still find very frustrating. At best the movie could have been dumb pulpy fun, but the Polly Perkins character singlehandedly sinks the entire endeavor. An absolutely unforgivably badly written female character. Great riffs on her, but not nearly enough.

I think my favorite riff is still the goose honking during the attack on Sky Captain's base. HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK!

Edit: Now that I think of it, does anyone know of a good fan edit of this that cuts her character mostly out?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Bob on November 23, 2009, 06:46:19 AM
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow with Quiptracks - A really good riff, for a movie that I still find very frustrating. At best the movie could have been dumb pulpy fun, but the Polly Perkins character singlehandedly sinks the entire endeavor. An absolutely unforgivably badly written female character. Great riffs on her, but not nearly enough.

I think my favorite riff is still the goose honking during the attack on Sky Captain's base. HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK!

Edit: Now that I think of it, does anyone know of a good fan edit of this that cuts her character mostly out?

She WAS a bit much, wasn't she?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on November 25, 2009, 03:45:40 PM
Keith and I watched Hor-RIFF-ic Production's "Poltergeist" this afternoon. As if you needed me to tell you, this is a great riff, 5/5 stars! Plenty of laugh-out-loud jokes, excellent sound quality, all around a solid entry into the world of riffing. Check it out at once!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on November 26, 2009, 03:09:39 AM
Blockbuster is in a bad way right now... so bad that they practically lob free DVD-rentals at you every time you happen to cast a wayward glance in the direction of one of their stores. Since I last found myself inside a Blockbuster specifically to rent the DVD-copy of a Hor-RIFF-ic Productions release that I'd been wanting to see lately, I interpreted their cashier's (who, incidentally, was very polite and helpful) suggestion that "We're offering 2-for-1 non-New Release DVD rentals right now" as a divine message from the hereafter to rent *another* DVD that Hor-RIFF-ic had riffed, partially to satisfy my mandatory community-service requirements, but mostly to maxify my enjoymentosity of renting from the soon-to-be-going-out-of-business-because-of-Netflix-and-Redbox-Blockbuster video*!

 Long story short, I (Shawn, minus Keith unfortunately) checked out Hor-RIFF-ic's "Friday the 13th, Part III" tonight. Again, great riff. You should watch it. We've checked out the original "Friday the 13th" riff that Hor-RIFF-ic put out, but we haven't watched Part 2. What I mean is, don't let the fact that you haven't watched the precursory "Friday" iRiffs dissuade you from checking this one out. Nonstop laughs throughout, great sound-quality, and a great sense of camaraderie among the riffers (one of my favorite parts of MST3k has always been the ability of Mike/Joel and the bots to play off one another inside the theater) are just some of the reasons why you should check this one out.


 
 *- No, seriously, when's the last time you've been in a Blockbuster? Do they all look like the apartment of a college-kid who just moved in now, or is that a trend that's unique to where we're from?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on November 26, 2009, 04:36:47 AM
We'll have to send block buster a thank you card....oh....nevermind they just went out of business, oh well.

Thanks for the comments guys!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: MICRORIFFS on November 26, 2009, 06:07:56 AM
Sympathy card maybe... :-\
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on November 26, 2009, 06:11:34 AM
Sympathy card maybe... :-\

And stick one of those free 30 day Netflix trial coupons in it, that'll cheer them up.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on November 28, 2009, 06:10:05 AM
Desperately trying to make up on our iRiff shortage of late, we've watched Ronin's Nightmare 4, good as always.  Next to watch we've got Cinester Theater's Back to the Future and Total Recall, Ronin's MOTU, One Man Band's Ice Pirates, MiroRiffs Bloodfeast, and Riff Raff's Speed.

 :o  My god when will we find the time!  But we will promise.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: ScottotD on November 28, 2009, 08:15:28 AM
Hor-riff-ic's Tremors and Ronin's Nightmare 4, both up to their usual top shelf standard.

 :clap:
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on November 28, 2009, 01:09:03 PM
Desperately trying to make up on our iRiff shortage of late, we've watched Ronin's Nightmare 4, good as always.  Next to watch we've got Cinester Theater's Back to the Future and Total Recall, Ronin's MOTU, One Man Band's Ice Pirates, MiroRiffs Bloodfeast, and Riff Raff's Speed.

 :o  My god when will we find the time!  But we will promise.

When I first put up my iriff for "THEM!" you seemed pretty exicted.  Esp. since I offered it for free on YouTube.  Did you ever watch it?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on November 28, 2009, 01:13:25 PM
Desperately trying to make up on our iRiff shortage of late, we've watched Ronin's Nightmare 4, good as always.  Next to watch we've got Cinester Theater's Back to the Future and Total Recall, Ronin's MOTU, One Man Band's Ice Pirates, MiroRiffs Bloodfeast, and Riff Raff's Speed.

 :o  My god when will we find the time!  But we will promise.

When I first put up my iriff for "THEM!" you seemed pretty exicted.  Esp. since I offered it for free on YouTube.  Did you ever watch it?

Arg! Yes, we got a couple in on Youtube and then got distracted.  We'll try to get that finished and post a comment for you.  Damn day job eating up all our free time.  :grr:
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Fanboy Sci-Fi Theater on November 28, 2009, 11:13:22 PM
Re:  Mr. B Natural's review of Fanboy Sci-Fi Theater's GAMERA SUPER MONSTER...

I just finished watching Fanboy Science Theater's "Gamera Super Monster" and I was pleasantly surprised by this iRiff. Itís pretty good. The audio/video is about average, maybe even a little sub-par. (even for an iRiff) Some of the jokes are actually really good while most are okay and a few are just bad. Most of the references were tired and obvious but I suppose that is to be expected. At least one of the references was great though. I am referring to Gameraís impersonation of the cowardly lion. At first I was worried the group was going to do what so many iRiffers do and that is make too many jokes and thereby hinder the audienceís ability to get into the movie. But they calmed down after a while and eventually had a reasonable pace. Though it is worth mentioning that I felt the jokes got weaker as the movie progressed. The delivery is very weak (especially by Michael LaSorsa) but Iíve heard worse and perhaps with time it will improve. The skits and such were okay but it would do them a world of good to learn some basics of filmmaking, like lighting and acting. They need to improve their sound as well. For example, the audio wasnít in sync with their lips during some of the opening intro movie. And Iím sorry but they are almost as bad at singing as I am. Now that the major criticisms are out of the way I will say that I found the overall experience enjoyable, I would recommend it to fans of iRiffs, and it shows great potential. Itís clear that a lot of work went into this and I admire their dedication.

If the Riffers desire an even more detailed critique (and maybe some filmmaking tips) while it is still fresh in my mind they can email me.
 
The following isnít directed specifically at this iRiff or iRiff group but instead is something Iíve pondered before and something that resurfaced after I discovered what format ďFanboy Science TheaterĒ would be using.

I find myself a bit on the fence about mimicking MST3K with iRiffs.  On the one hand it seems kind of cheap to try and rip off something for your personal gain but on the other hand if I had the resources I would totally be doing it.  Complicating matters are considerations like it is less about trying to rip something off to leach off a nameís success and more about fanboy love and homage.  Another random consideration is that when you so closely mimic MST3K you are essentially trying to equate yourself with it and basically saying ďWeíre as good as MST3K!Ē  Which is a bit risky and unlikely to be true.  I suppose I am able to look past the attempt at resemblance and still enjoy an iRiff on its own merits but I do feel that there is enough creativity out there to come up with new formulas.  For instance, I find it a bit odd that everyone always tries to come up with back-stories that involve a group being forced to watch bad movies even though the content is created by individuals who willingly subject themselves to bad movies.  And does everybody need robots?  I understand that people miss MST3K but no one will ever again be MST3K through imitation so why not spread your wings a little?  People will only be disappointed when youíre not as good the original show and even more will start off hostile at your attempt to replicate the experience.  Why start out with strikes against you?  Like I said, Iím still not sure where I stand on the issue and Iím sure if I knew enough of the right people, had the space, props, money, and the patience I would be all over it.  I wish to again explain that this brainstorm is not directed at any specific group but is meant as a general observation.  If there are groups interested in including skits or other user-filmed material please make sure you have the proper equipment and know-how first.  A good mic, halfway decent lighting, and passable acing (at least not just reading lines) are essential if you want your audience to think about anything other than how poor your production values are.

Mr. B and I have directly discussed his review of our work in more detail, and I welcome the constructive criticism, although I think it goes a bit too far and gives one the impression that Mr. B didn't like the iRiff, which is not the impression I received in our direct conversations.  In regards to any comments about lighting, audio/video quality, delivery, etc., one has to keep in mind that we are all amateurs who are just doing this for fun.  None of us claim to be professionals, and this is our first attempt at doing an audio/visual VOD iRiff, so we are bound to make some mistakes.  However, we are also bound to improve with time, and I hope that people will be willing to give us a chance to do so.  Also, keep in mind that the format of the show is that a Pizza Delivery Man is locked in the basement of an obsessed B-movie fan, not on a satellite in outer space, so it is only right that the show appear somewhat homemade, since that's what it is.  While I agree there is always room for improvement, I think the show's flaws add somewhat to its cheezy appeal.

In regards to whether one "should" or "should not" attempt to copy MST3K's format, I think that should be up to the people who are doing the iRiff.  No one is trying to say we are "as good as MST3K" (although I think our work is at least comparable to their first efforts on KTMA).  A lot of iRiffers have done movies that have been previously riffed on by MST3K or by RiffTrax, so aren't these people also saying that they are "as good as MST3K"?  Practically EVERY iRiff I have ever heard recycles at least a few jokes from MST3K (even Mr. B), so that shouldn't be considered a crime.  The MST3K crew used to recycle jokes all the time, so should they be considered "unoriginal"?  I do find it interesting that Mike Nelson and company rarely use any lines from MST3K on RiffTrax, but when someone said "Time for go to bed!" while Tor Johnson was shuffling around on screen during the PLAN 9 live RiffTrax, it got the biggest reaction from the audience at my theater.  I think a lot of good jokes are worth repeating, or else I wouldn't keep watching old Abbott & Costello movies ("Who's on FIrst?" STILL cracks me up after all these years) or old episodes of MST3K.  While this format may not appeal to some viewers, I'm sure there are plenty of MST3K fans who DO appreciate the old style of riffing.  If there weren't MST3K fans out there who still loved the show, there probably would not be a RiffTrax website, let alone any iRiffs.  This is why there is also a forum devoted to MST3K on this very website.  In fact, most of the people I talked to at the theater for the RiffTrax live were fans who loved and missed MST3K--most of whom had never even bought a RiffTrax before.

In our case, we are fans of MST3K and enjoy working within that format.  Whatever others may choose to believe, we consider it an "homage" and NOT a rip-off.  I've had the Fanboy Sci-Fi Theater concept in mind for many years, even before MST3K was cancelled (which means long before RiffTrax).  This was something we had planned to do, so it wasn't like we couldn't come up with anything better and decided to rip off MST3K at the last minute.  Also, one cannot copyright an idea (such as riffing on movies, or else we'd ALL be getting sued), but they can copyright the expression of that idea.  While our expression does bear some resemblance to MST3K, I think it also has its own unique qualities (except for our theme music, which is a blatant rip-off of MST3K, but I don't know how to write or perform music, so I guess they can sue me for that much).  Isn't Cinematic Titanic also "ripping off" MST3K by using the silhouettes?  Besides, I have seen fan-made riffs that TOTALLY copy MST3K from the robots to the sets, including fans pretending to be Joel or Mike...and I've still found some of them to be very entertaining.  I never looked at them with any disdain for daring to compare themselves to MST3K; rather I appreciated their love of the show and their dedication in attempting to recreate it.

Most iRiffs that I've heard don't even bother to give any background story and just riff on the movies, and that's fine, but I think what we are doing is fine, too.  At least we are going the extra mile to try to give our show something extra and to make it stand out.  I'm not sure how many other iRiffers are doing the same thing, or whether they are also emulating MST3K or not, so I can't say how "original" we are when compared to other iRiffers out there.  I doubt that "everyone" is doing the same thing, because none of the iRiffs that I've bought were doing it.  And at least we did NOT use robots (and before anyone asks, Donovan is a brain in a jar; he is a puppet, but he is NOT a robot) and tried to come up with our own characters.  Hmmm, doesn't Disembaudio qualify as a "robot"?  As for being "forced to watch bad movies", I'm afraid that's the only rational explanation I can come up with to explain why anyone would actually do this sort of thing!  I miss the concept of being forced to watch this stuff, because it was more fun to see Joel, Mike and company suffer.  Now, when I hear Mike or Kevin or Bill start complaining or crying about how bad the movie is, I think "Why don't you just get up and leave the studio?  No one is FORCING you to watch this!"  Of course, they watch because it's how they make a living, and I know that's the real reason why they watched the movies on MST3K as well, but it's just not the same.

In the future, we are planning to do some more audio riffs of recent movies like WATCHMEN, and we will probably rely less on the MST3K style for these, because they aren't the type of movies one would see on MST3K.  I think if you check out our earlier audio riff of KING KONG, you will find our style somewhat different there.  Not to say that we didn't recycle an occasional joke from MST3K (one has to come up with material wherever one can find it when watching a 3-hour Peter Jackson marathon), but we weren't aiming to copy MST3K (even though we cleverly tried to imply that "Art" and "Tim Gizmo" were the same robots from MST3K, but their names and likenesses had been trademarked by Dr. Forrester).  However, when it comes to Gamera, how can one NOT riff in the old MST3K style?  And while I readily admit that we did recycle some old MST3K lines, we also provided our share of ORIGINAL jokes as well.  While I haven't actually taken the time to weigh all the jokes, I think we had at least as much (if not more) new material in addition to the old favorites.  Also keep in mind that these movies use a LOT of stock footage, which makes it hard to keep coming up with new material for the same monster fight scenes 2 or 3 times in a row (in fact, we actually had an argument between the characters about re-using the same jokes from another Gamera movie, which in itself was fairly original).  SUPER MONSTER, DESTROY ALL PLANETS, and GAMERA VS. MONSTER X are the only three Gamera films not used on MST3K because they were released in the USA by AIP and not Sandy Frank.  So we felt a need to riff on these movies in order to finish what MST3K started, and we also felt a need to give the fans of MST3K the kind of riffing they would have expected to see from Joel or Mike back in the good ol' days.  And it sounds as if we achieved that goal (whether for good or bad is in the eye of the beholder), so I am proud of what we accomplished so far.  I hope that fans will stick with us, because it can only get better from here (it certainly can't get any worse, can it?).
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on November 29, 2009, 10:04:59 AM
Desperately trying to make up on our iRiff shortage of late, we've watched Ronin's Nightmare 4, good as always.  Next to watch we've got Cinester Theater's Back to the Future and Total Recall, Ronin's MOTU, One Man Band's Ice Pirates, MiroRiffs Bloodfeast, and Riff Raff's Speed.

 :o  My god when will we find the time!  But we will promise.

When I first put up my iriff for "THEM!" you seemed pretty exicted.  Esp. since I offered it for free on YouTube.  Did you ever watch it?

Arg! Yes, we got a couple in on Youtube and then got distracted.  We'll try to get that finished and post a comment for you.  Damn day job eating up all our free time.  :grr:

Sorry to add more to your to-do list.  I guess that's one of the many benefits to being unemployed, lots of free time.  Though I find I STILL don't have all the time I need to do the things I want.  Where does it go?  It's crazy.  Anyway, sorry watching our iRiffs is such chore for you.  ;) (I'm kidding of course)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on November 29, 2009, 10:20:45 AM

I guess that's one of the many benefits to being unemployed, lots of free time.  Though I find I STILL don't have all the time I need to do the things I want.  Where does it go?  It's crazy.


Seriously!  I got laid off back in March and still haven't released a new iRiff yet.  (Although we're almost done with 2 new ones)

I did finish putting in hardwood floors in the house and did a ton of landscaping.   :-\
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: unicron on November 29, 2009, 01:57:10 PM
Chill out dudes/dudettes - I haven't seen this much unnecessary seriousness since the Globe and Mails article on swine flu!

Now that's a riff!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: JMac345 on November 29, 2009, 03:53:44 PM
iJust finished watching Cinester Theater's "Back to the Future" part 1.  This is actually my very first iriff to watch in its entirety... and boy was it a good one.  One of the funniest things I've watched in quite some time; it has excellent performances and really funny jokes that just keep coming at you.  The Cinester guys have great chemistry and you can tell that have fun riffing this movie.  Great job guys.
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on November 29, 2009, 05:46:46 PM
iJust finished watching Cinester Theater's "Back to the Future" part 1.  This is actually my very first iriff to watch in its entirety... and boy was it a good one.  One of the funniest things I've watched in quite some time; it has excellent performances and really funny jokes that just keep coming at you.  The Cinester guys have great chemistry and you can tell that have fun riffing this movie.  Great job guys.
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Good place to start  with iRiffs. Cinester Theater is one of the best, along with Quiptracks, Riff-Raff-Theater (although they don't release very often), Hor-Riff-ic Productions, etc.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on November 29, 2009, 05:50:34 PM
Good place to start  with iRiffs. Cinester Theater is one of the best, along with Quiptracks, Riff-Raff-Theater (although they don't release very often), Hor-Riff-ic Productions, etc.

Don't forget Mr.B.Natural!  ;D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 29, 2009, 05:56:35 PM
Good place to start  with iRiffs. Cinester Theater is one of the best, along with Quiptracks, Riff-Raff-Theater (although they don't release very often), Hor-Riff-ic Productions, etc.

Don't forget Mr.B.Natural!  ;D

And Ronin Fox Trax.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: NYFalcon1981 on November 29, 2009, 07:24:59 PM
We have some very talented Iriff artists.

To go along with the list of: Cinester Theater, Quiptracks, Riff Raff, Hor-Riff-ic (make sure to check out Poltergeist!!)  and Mr. B!

We've also got ICWXP, One Man Band and Disciples of Golan (their Superman 4 riff is among the best riff work to me).



It's a good time when we have so many funny artists/groups working on delivering laughs to their fans.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on November 30, 2009, 09:52:23 AM
iJust finished watching Cinester Theater's "Back to the Future" part 1.  This is actually my very first iriff to watch in its entirety... and boy was it a good one.  One of the funniest things I've watched in quite some time; it has excellent performances and really funny jokes that just keep coming at you.  The Cinester guys have great chemistry and you can tell that have fun riffing this movie.  Great job guys.
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

 Glad you enjoyed it!  ;D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Americas Favorite Guy on November 30, 2009, 12:42:20 PM
What they said.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Americas Favorite Guy on November 30, 2009, 12:44:03 PM
We have some very talented Iriff artists.

To go along with the list of: Cinester Theater, Quiptracks, Riff Raff, Hor-Riff-ic (make sure to check out Poltergeist!!)  and Mr. B!

We've also got ICWXP, One Man Band and Disciples of Golan (their Superman 4 riff is among the best riff work to me).



It's a good time when we have so many funny artists/groups working on delivering laughs to their fans.

You didn't hear it from me, but people have been telling me that America's Favorite Guy is pretty darn funny. 

He's done stand-up comedy on the TV, from what I hear. 

Plus, he was one of the top ten in that contest they held a while back. 

Just sayin'.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Fanboy Sci-Fi Theater on November 30, 2009, 08:12:09 PM
I strongly recommend Mr. B Natural, Ronin Fox Trax, Quiptracks, Riff Raff Theater, and Filmquips...even though they've only done one iRiff of PLANET OF THE APES and they still don't have any preview footage, I think that is one of the funniest iRiffs I've ever heard!  I've never bought from Hor-RIFF-ic  or Cinestr before, but since everyone speaks so well about them, I will have to give them a look.  And no, I'm NOT going to tell you to check out Fanboy Sci-Fi Theater, even though we do have GAMERA, who is the friend of all children in addition to being really neat.  Sure, we're the new kid on the block and need the money and attention more than most of those other big-shot riffers, but that is absolutely no reason for anyone to check us out.  But you really should check out Filmquips' PLANET OF THE APES, because they've only done the one iRiff and probably need the support almost as much as we do.  So buy from them, and then if you've got any money left over, maybe you can give us a chance. 

There.  That wasn't too self-serving, was it?   ;)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on November 30, 2009, 09:28:19 PM
I strongly recommend Mr. B Natural, Ronin Fox Trax, Quiptracks, Riff Raff Theater, and Filmquips...even though they've only done one iRiff of PLANET OF THE APES and they still don't have any preview footage, I think that is one of the funniest iRiffs I've ever heard!  I've never bought from Hor-RIFF-ic  or Cinestr before, but since everyone speaks so well about them, I will have to give them a look.  And no, I'm NOT going to tell you to check out Fanboy Sci-Fi Theater, even though we do have GAMERA, who is the friend of all children in addition to being really neat.  Sure, we're the new kid on the block and need the money and attention more than most of those other big-shot riffers, but that is absolutely no reason for anyone to check us out.  But you really should check out Filmquips' PLANET OF THE APES, because they've only done the one iRiff and probably need the support almost as much as we do.  So buy from them, and then if you've got any money left over, maybe you can give us a chance. 

There.  That wasn't too self-serving, was it?   ;)

I would be willing to indorse Fanboy Sci-Fi Theater and I've enjoyed MICRORIFFS but my favorite so far is still Atomic Treatment.  If nothing else he is the best iRiff writer.  Rifftrax should hire him for their shorts department or something.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mattwnelson on December 01, 2009, 02:09:47 AM

But you really should check out Filmquips' PLANET OF THE APES, because they've only done the one iRiff and probably need the support almost as much as we do.  So buy from them, and then if you've got any money left over, maybe you can give us a chance. 

There.  That wasn't too self-serving, was it?   ;)

Filmquips' POTA is fantastic. I as well highly recommend their stuff.

M@
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: pezdrake on December 01, 2009, 01:14:33 PM
I strongly recommend Mr. B Natural, Ronin Fox Trax, Quiptracks, Riff Raff Theater, and Filmquips...even though they've only done one iRiff of PLANET OF THE APES and they still don't have any preview footage, I think that is one of the funniest iRiffs I've ever heard!  I've never bought from Hor-RIFF-ic  or Cinestr before, but since everyone speaks so well about them, I will have to give them a look.  And no, I'm NOT going to tell you to check out Fanboy Sci-Fi Theater, even though we do have GAMERA, who is the friend of all children in addition to being really neat.  Sure, we're the new kid on the block and need the money and attention more than most of those other big-shot riffers, but that is absolutely no reason for anyone to check us out.  But you really should check out Filmquips' PLANET OF THE APES, because they've only done the one iRiff and probably need the support almost as much as we do.  So buy from them, and then if you've got any money left over, maybe you can give us a chance. 

There.  That wasn't too self-serving, was it?   ;)

I would be willing to indorse Fanboy Sci-Fi Theater and I've enjoyed MICRORIFFS but my favorite so far is still Atomic Treatment.  If nothing else he is the best iRiff writer.  Rifftrax should hire him for their shorts department or something.

Aw gee whiz.  I have had a setback with my Christmas Riff.  I got my computer back from the computer repair place with my video editing gone and I am hainvg trouble reinstaling it.  I am still hopeful to have it finished by Christmas.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: fireyf on December 02, 2009, 07:48:17 PM
I just finished D.O.G Superman IV.  This was a very funny riff.  The only major problem I had with it was that there are no sync lines.  As long as you follow the syncing instructions it will sync up just fine but if you need to pause for whatever reason be sure you pause the movie and the track at exactly the same time.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: David on December 04, 2009, 04:55:39 PM
iJust finished watching Cinester Theater's "Back to the Future" part 1.  This is actually my very first iriff to watch in its entirety... and boy was it a good one.  One of the funniest things I've watched in quite some time; it has excellent performances and really funny jokes that just keep coming at you.  The Cinester guys have great chemistry and you can tell that have fun riffing this movie.  Great job guys.
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Good place to start  with iRiffs. Cinester Theater is one of the best, along with Quiptracks, Riff-Raff-Theater (although they don't release very often), Hor-Riff-ic Productions, etc.

We're working on it!
(Hor-Riff-ic and Cinester neither have day jobs nor sleep, AFAIC)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on December 05, 2009, 06:14:55 AM
iJust finished watching Cinester Theater's "Back to the Future" part 1.  This is actually my very first iriff to watch in its entirety... and boy was it a good one.  One of the funniest things I've watched in quite some time; it has excellent performances and really funny jokes that just keep coming at you.  The Cinester guys have great chemistry and you can tell that have fun riffing this movie.  Great job guys.
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Good place to start  with iRiffs. Cinester Theater is one of the best, along with Quiptracks, Riff-Raff-Theater (although they don't release very often), Hor-Riff-ic Productions, etc.

We're working on it!
(Hor-Riff-ic and Cinester neither have day jobs nor sleep, AFAIC)

I wish.  :P
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Bob on December 05, 2009, 03:31:29 PM
iJust finished watching Cinester Theater's "Back to the Future" part 1.  This is actually my very first iriff to watch in its entirety... and boy was it a good one.  One of the funniest things I've watched in quite some time; it has excellent performances and really funny jokes that just keep coming at you.  The Cinester guys have great chemistry and you can tell that have fun riffing this movie.  Great job guys.
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Good place to start  with iRiffs. Cinester Theater is one of the best, along with Quiptracks, Riff-Raff-Theater (although they don't release very often), Hor-Riff-ic Productions, etc.

We're working on it!
(Hor-Riff-ic and Cinester neither have day jobs nor sleep, AFAIC)

I wish.  :P

NEVER make wishes around the monkey's paw!

(http://www.bjwinslow.com/albums/zoologysupplies/monkeys_paw_86.sized.jpg)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Rattrap007 on December 05, 2009, 03:56:12 PM
iJust finished watching Cinester Theater's "Back to the Future" part 1.  This is actually my very first iriff to watch in its entirety... and boy was it a good one.  One of the funniest things I've watched in quite some time; it has excellent performances and really funny jokes that just keep coming at you.  The Cinester guys have great chemistry and you can tell that have fun riffing this movie.  Great job guys.
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Good place to start  with iRiffs. Cinester Theater is one of the best, along with Quiptracks, Riff-Raff-Theater (although they don't release very often), Hor-Riff-ic Productions, etc.

I HIGHLY recommend Hor-riff-ic iRiffs. They got great timing, the movies are enjoyable enough to watch by themselves (except Halloween III). They are just loads of fun.

Cinester is also very good as well. I got a lot of their stuff too.

 I do very little buying of IRiffs lately. But Hor-riff-ics are an instant buy from me. They can be funnier than Mike and Co. at times. I used to buy iRiffs left and right (mainly shorts), but now only buy from a select few.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on December 08, 2009, 01:36:57 AM
Out of the ten iRiffs I bought a while ago (seems so strange for me to actually pay for something) I've only watched two.  They are Onewallcinema's "Dragnet: Episode 18" and Atomic Treatment's (pezdrake's) "To Enrich Mankind."

Dragnet:  Not too bad.  Still not my favorite iRiffers but upon further inspection they probably deserve to be in the top tiers of iRiffs.  They clearly pride themselves on producing the best possible audio which is something I appreciate.  When they are funny they are pretty funny and I feel that their style lends itself well to shorter projects like this one.  I remember reading somewhere on the forums that they record their impromptu  reactions to the movie and use that for their tracks.  Maybe a little more re-writing would really help.  Overall I kinda liked it.  I would have given it a 3 but when I saw they had exactly 4 stars I decided to keep their streak going and gave them a 4.  Also, kudos to them for the inclusion of the old commercials. 

To Enrich Mankind:  I've said many times before that pezdrake is the best iRiff writer out there and he keeps proving me right.  Great stuff here.  I would hate to oversell but I feel like I can't praise him enough when I see the criminal ratings he gets.  He is easily as good as official Rifftrax and he is consistently good.  Top-notch stuff here and it's only a dollar.  He offers a lot of his stuff on YouTube for free as well.  Try it out, he's the best.  My only complaints about this one are that the file size is huge and perhaps the audio quality could be better.  However I felt that his performance was actually better in this one even though it was made last year.   ??? 

If the fellows at Rifftrax are smart theyíll hire pezdrake as a writer.       
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: ScottotD on December 08, 2009, 02:30:12 AM
Ronin's He-Man and She-Ra Holiday special.

Most 80's cartoons were bad and pretty stupid looking back on them (imo) and this is no exception, trying to cram Santa into a story set on another planet via kidnapping.  Ronin's affection for the show shines through as always and the jokes are on-point, plus it's nice to hear Shadow with a bigger role than she usually gets.

Definately up to his usual high quality.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on December 08, 2009, 05:10:31 AM
Dragnet:  Not too bad.  Still not my favorite iRiffers but upon further inspection they probably deserve to be in the top tiers of iRiffs.  They clearly pride themselves on producing the best possible audio which is something I appreciate.  When they are funny they are pretty funny and I feel that their style lends itself well to shorter projects like this one.  I remember reading somewhere on the forums that they record their impromptu  reactions to the movie and use that for their tracks.  Maybe a little more re-writing would really help.  Overall I kinda liked it.  I would have given it a 3 but when I saw they had exactly 4 stars I decided to keep their streak going and gave them a 4.  Also, kudos to them for the inclusion of the old commercials. 

Thanks!

What we end up doing is recording an impromptu track, and then go back afterwards and rewrite/record alot of the lines over again and then rewrite again.  That way if there is something that really surprises us or catches us off guard in the video you get our true reaction as opposed to trying to recreate it.  (Plus we noticed alot of people complain when the riffers don't appear to be watching it for the first time.)

But anyways, we really appreciate the kind words and constructive criticism from Mr.B and everyone else who's given us a chance.  We are very new to this sort of thing.  Dragnet was our first ever attempt at riffing, Lone Ranger was our second, so we're still trying to figure things out.  Hopefully we'll continue to improve and keep making at least a few people laugh whenever we can!

We're hoping that our Burn-E: The iRiff Sing-Along will be out before Christmas.  We're wrapping up the editing and mixing this week hopefully.  It's guaranteed to be very different than the typical iRiff.

Here's the trailer for anyone interested:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: pezdrake on December 08, 2009, 06:10:07 AM
To Enrich Mankind:  I've said many times before that pezdrake is the best iRiff writer out there and he keeps proving me right.  Great stuff here.  I would hate to oversell but I feel like I can't praise him enough when I see the criminal ratings he gets.  He is easily as good as official Rifftrax and he is consistently good.  Top-notch stuff here and it's only a dollar.  He offers a lot of his stuff on YouTube for free as well.  Try it out, he's the best.  My only complaints about this one are that the file size is huge and perhaps the audio quality could be better.  However I felt that his performance was actually better in this one even though it was made last year.   ??? 

I had some good jokes in that one (like fish in a tank).  I DO plan on reediting To Enrich Mankind and making the sound quality better ANd making the file size smaller.  When I do I will announce it here and the old file will be replaced with the new one.  Maybe after I finish my holiday riff I'll go back and remaster the older ones from when my editing equipment and experience were much worse.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on December 09, 2009, 02:35:52 PM
Ice Pirates.  This is the best solo riff we've heard thus far.  I already was a closet fan of the film so that may have already biased my opinion but who cares.  There were some great references in the film for other odd ball films that we particularly enjoyed (other people have seen Westworld?).
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on December 09, 2009, 09:07:23 PM
Dragnet:  Not too bad.  Still not my favorite iRiffers but upon further inspection they probably deserve to be in the top tiers of iRiffs.  They clearly pride themselves on producing the best possible audio which is something I appreciate.  When they are funny they are pretty funny and I feel that their style lends itself well to shorter projects like this one.  I remember reading somewhere on the forums that they record their impromptu  reactions to the movie and use that for their tracks.  Maybe a little more re-writing would really help.  Overall I kinda liked it.  I would have given it a 3 but when I saw they had exactly 4 stars I decided to keep their streak going and gave them a 4.  Also, kudos to them for the inclusion of the old commercials. 

Thanks!

What we end up doing is recording an impromptu track, and then go back afterwards and rewrite/record alot of the lines over again and then rewrite again.  That way if there is something that really surprises us or catches us off guard in the video you get our true reaction as opposed to trying to recreate it.  (Plus we noticed alot of people complain when the riffers don't appear to be watching it for the first time.)

But anyways, we really appreciate the kind words and constructive criticism from Mr.B and everyone else who's given us a chance.  We are very new to this sort of thing.  Dragnet was our first ever attempt at riffing, Lone Ranger was our second, so we're still trying to figure things out.  Hopefully we'll continue to improve and keep making at least a few people laugh whenever we can!

We're hoping that our Burn-E: The iRiff Sing-Along will be out before Christmas.  We're wrapping up the editing and mixing this week hopefully.  It's guaranteed to be very different than the typical iRiff.

Here's the trailer for anyone interested:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

My DVD cover for Burn-E is itching to be released! Its probably one of my favorite covers I've done thus far. No pressure or anything! Something that would be completely kickass would be a subtitle track with your riff for the re-author types. Not to load you up on extra crap though.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on December 09, 2009, 09:16:09 PM
iJust finished watching Hor-Riff-ic Productions - Monster Squad. I tried the Film is Pwn version for a bit, but wasn't impressed and shut it off after ten minutes (the "Did you guys even check to see if it was locked?" joke was good, though). I've watched Hor-Riff-ic's Monster Squad a few times and still love it.

I am surprised there is no mention of one thing that I always thought was funny, about including the hot sister. They need a virgin for their ritual, and who do they go to? The hottest senior in high school who is known for being kinda slutty. Why don't you try the 300 pound goth chick on the debate team. Might be a safer bet.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on December 10, 2009, 05:54:03 AM
My DVD cover for Burn-E is itching to be released! Its probably one of my favorite covers I've done thus far. No pressure or anything! Something that would be completely kickass would be a subtitle track with your riff for the re-author types. Not to load you up on extra crap though.

I agree.  I'd love to do subs for it.  I can give it a try, but I've got no clue what I'm doing.

We're hoping to have it out before Christmas, ideally before the show on the 16th.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on December 10, 2009, 06:36:13 AM
I've watched Hor-Riff-ic's Monster Squad a few times and still love it.

Thanks!  Don't forget to post a comment on the product page if you haven't.

I am surprised there is no mention of one thing that I always thought was funny, about including the hot sister. They need a virgin for their ritual, and who do they go to? The hottest senior in high school who is known for being kinda slutty. Why don't you try the 300 pound goth chick on the debate team. Might be a safer bet.

I'm betting it was all Rudy's idea, like we said now that he knows she puts out he'll go in for the kill, maybe offer her a ride on his bike.  If all else fails he'll shoot her with an arrow and claim self defense.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on December 10, 2009, 06:38:22 AM
I've watched Hor-Riff-ic's Monster Squad a few times and still love it.

Thanks!  Don't forget to post a comment on the product page if you haven't.

I am surprised there is no mention of one thing that I always thought was funny, about including the hot sister. They need a virgin for their ritual, and who do they go to? The hottest senior in high school who is known for being kinda slutty. Why don't you try the 300 pound goth chick on the debate team. Might be a safer bet.

I'm betting it was all Rudy's idea, like we said now that he knows she puts out he'll go in for the kill, maybe offer her a ride on his bike.  If all else fails he'll shoot her with an arrow and claim self defense.

Dude, he rides a killer Huffy.  She's as good as his.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on December 10, 2009, 06:39:30 AM
I've watched Hor-Riff-ic's Monster Squad a few times and still love it.

Thanks!  Don't forget to post a comment on the product page if you haven't.

I am surprised there is no mention of one thing that I always thought was funny, about including the hot sister. They need a virgin for their ritual, and who do they go to? The hottest senior in high school who is known for being kinda slutty. Why don't you try the 300 pound goth chick on the debate team. Might be a safer bet.

I'm betting it was all Rudy's idea, like we said now that he knows she puts out he'll go in for the kill, maybe offer her a ride on his bike.  If all else fails he'll shoot her with an arrow and claim self defense.

Dude, he rides a killer Huffy.  She's as good as his.

 :clap:  :D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: fireyf on December 10, 2009, 05:34:10 PM
Just finished with Cinester Theater's Robocop.  Man these guys never let you down.  Absolutely hysterical.  I don't want to give anything away so I'll just say very clever use of sound effects.  They'll know what I'm talking about.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on December 10, 2009, 11:13:47 PM
Just finished with Cinester Theater's Robocop.  Man these guys never let you down.  Absolutely hysterical.  I don't want to give anything away so I'll just say very clever use of sound effects.  They'll know what I'm talking about.

 We do!  ;D

 Glad you enjoyed it!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on December 11, 2009, 11:17:33 AM
The new Team Swizzlebeef iRiff for Captain Midnight is the funniest iRiff I've seen so far.  It's a definite must buy.

Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: MPF on December 11, 2009, 11:56:38 AM
I.. Aw, shucks. Thanks! Hopefully we Swizzlebeefians are going to start cranking 'em out a little faster than once every six months now.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Bob on December 11, 2009, 11:57:23 AM
The new Team Swizzlebeef iRiff for Captain Midnight is the funniest iRiff I've seen so far.  It's a definite must buy.



The preview was hilarious!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on December 11, 2009, 12:20:07 PM
The new Team Swizzlebeef iRiff for Captain Midnight is the funniest iRiff I've seen so far.  It's a definite must buy.



The preview was hilarious!

The preview isn't nearly as funny as the rest of it.

(Although you need to watch out for subliminal messages.)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on December 12, 2009, 12:41:22 AM
I just finished watching Atomic Treatment's "Day of Thanksgiving" and it was great.  It's no secret that pezdrake has a fan in me so it will come as no suprise that I liked it.  But seriously guys, he's funny!  And this one is no different.

I haven't tried to locate a good copy of the short myself so I don't know what's available but I feel it is worth note that the video quality was terrible.  It didn't really bother me though and it improved when I stopped trying to scale the image to full screen.  (I use VLC Player)  But otherwise this is great stuff.  (As is always the case with Atomic Treatment)  Atomic Treatment's jokes are actually funny, witty, and clever instead of just complaining and bashing the movie like most other Rifftrax.  If you like MST3K style humor more than Rifftrax style humor then this is the group for you.  I'm not saying this is the VOD to start with mind you; I'm referring to the group as a whole.  I would probably recommend "To Enrich Mankind" or "It Can't Last" as a first outing with Atomic Treatment.  This one is very good though.  That's one of the great things about pezdrake, he's consistently good.

Unrelated opinion/sidenote: I must be getting sappy because I actually thought this short was kind of sweet.  Must have been the choir music.  But really, I could see it having a positive impact on someone.  And I know some of the things they say you should be grateful for seem silly but sometimes it doesn't hurt to be reminded of the things you take for granted.  Not that it's a great movie that didn't deserve the Atomic Treatment, it's just not the worst short ever and it's not a bad message.  Sometimes with the official Rifftrax shorts their message is actually really good but the execution is terrible.  Or they're just completely pointless.  To this day I'm still brought to the brink of madness trying to figure out why Kathy won't eat her breakfast.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Alex From Watchalong on December 13, 2009, 08:51:15 AM
Anyone interested in watching one of our iRiffs,
either "Night of the Lepus," or "Space Camp,"
feel free to give me your username and I will
give you a free download.

I didn't realize I had free downloads to give to people,
but since I do, I might as well use them. We would
love for some of you big whigs on here to give us
some pointers, tell us what you think.

we've got ten of each left, and when I upload
"The Boy in the Plastic Bubble - VOD"
we'll have ten of those too. So don't be shy.




Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: pezdrake on December 14, 2009, 01:27:51 PM
I must be getting sappy because I actually thought this short was kind of sweet.  Must have been the choir music.  But really, I could see it having a positive impact on someone.  And I know some of the things they say you should be grateful for seem silly but sometimes it doesn't hurt to be reminded of the things you take for granted.  Not that it's a great movie that didn't deserve the Atomic Treatment, it's just not the worst short ever and it's not a bad message.

True.  It was nice to see an anti-consumer message for a change.  "Angry Boy" is actually really good as a short subject film too - well directed, acted etc. but sometimes a good item like that can be incredibly ripe to comedy.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on December 14, 2009, 01:56:05 PM
I must be getting sappy because I actually thought this short was kind of sweet.  Must have been the choir music.  But really, I could see it having a positive impact on someone.  And I know some of the things they say you should be grateful for seem silly but sometimes it doesn't hurt to be reminded of the things you take for granted.  Not that it's a great movie that didn't deserve the Atomic Treatment, it's just not the worst short ever and it's not a bad message.

True.  It was nice to see an anti-consumer message for a change.  "Angry Boy" is actually really good as a short subject film too - well directed, acted etc. but sometimes a good item like that can be incredibly ripe to comedy.

I watched Angry Boy recently and felt the same way.  I remember thinking it was pretty cool they were pushing this way back in the forties and how I wished they tried that hard today and how true to life the Angry boy's home-life was.  As for the quality of the riff: Great as usual.  But you should let me take your raw WAV files and see if I can produce some higher quality VODs for you.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Americas Favorite Guy on December 14, 2009, 02:20:14 PM
I watched Team Swizzlebeef's Captain Midnight and, not that they need it, felt I should give a hearty kudos.  Quite hilarious!  Good job, fellows.  I will seek out any future VODs they do.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on December 14, 2009, 02:36:35 PM
Anyone interested in watching one of our iRiffs,
either "Night of the Lepus," or "Space Camp,"
feel free to give me your username and I will
give you a free download.

I didn't realize I had free downloads to give to people,
but since I do, I might as well use them. We would
love for some of you big whigs on here to give us
some pointers, tell us what you think.

we've got ten of each left, and when I upload
"The Boy in the Plastic Bubble - VOD"
we'll have ten of those too. So don't be shy.



You should jump on these people.  They're very good!

I'd be interested in TBITPB when that's good to go.

Were you able to upload the new version of Space Camp with the sync lines?

Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Alex From Watchalong on December 14, 2009, 11:25:38 PM
Re-edited, Super Special Edition "Space Camp" - with sync lines,
will be up next week. I have to wait for my handyman to come over
and edit the new version into the episode, I don't trust myself....
plus we are running with MAC now, so watch out.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on December 15, 2009, 03:08:16 AM
A couple of riffs I recently watched that are bit different from the norm.

Burn-E sing-along from One Wall Cinema. Really good stuff. They did a terrific job with their song parodies and even got me to laugh. I found myself smiling the whole way through the video. No spoken riffs... just all music performed by OWC. Quite ambitious!

One Man Band - Ice Pirates (stupend-o edition). A terrific riff on its own... but our fellow riffer opted to add in skits asking the listener to pause why viewing the movie. Really professional stuff that turned out really well. Skits were funny (as always). When it comes to solo riffing... many try, but few can successfully pull it off.  OMB offers enough variety in his riffs that really makes you forget its a solo riff!
Both riffs I commend for doing something outside the normal riffing comfort zone.  Both get a 5 star rating from me. :clap:

Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: K2 on December 26, 2009, 06:22:51 PM
A couple of riffs I recently watched that are bit different from the norm.

Burn-E sing-along from One Wall Cinema. Really good stuff. They did a terrific job with their song parodies and even got me to laugh. I found myself smiling the whole way through the video. No spoken riffs... just all music performed by OWC. Quite ambitious!

Thanks!  Great job once again on the DVD cover by the way!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: MattMcClowry on December 27, 2009, 06:13:25 PM
Hey, sorry I'm a little late on this, but I just wanted to say thanks to Falcon and Fiery for the very nice comments regarding our Superman IV iriff.

As with that one, we're working ridiculously hard on the next, and Matt's a repugnant, socially inept, lumbering sh*tbag.

-Pete

p.s. I picked up a vocoder, so be prepared for some interesting sync lines.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on December 27, 2009, 09:38:34 PM
iJust finished watching HULK (2003) with Quiptrax with my 15 year old cousin. He vohemently hates this movie and was thrilled to hear I was helping rip it a new CGI hole. He loved the Quiptracks (even the jokes that weren't mine). So I think you have a new fan.
I am gong to try to get him to watch Van Helsing with Quiptracks next since he, unfortunately, loves that movie.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on January 01, 2010, 09:25:18 PM
iJust got done watching Gremlins with the not-yet-released Hor-Riff-ic Productions iRiff. It's another great track! I laughed throughout and had a great time. I won't spoil anything (just kidding "Ahh! Blam! Blam! Blam!"), just make sure to check this out when iRiff finally gets back up.

Edit: Oh, and the letter to Joe Dante skit came out great!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on January 03, 2010, 05:38:16 AM
iJust got done watching Gremlins with the not-yet-released Hor-Riff-ic Productions iRiff. It's another great track! I laughed throughout and had a great time. I won't spoil anything (just kidding "Ahh! Blam! Blam! Blam!"), just make sure to check this out when iRiff finally gets back up.

Edit: Oh, and the letter to Joe Dante skit came out great!

Yes, you are a sick, sick man.  Glad you liked it, hope everyone else will when we're back in business.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invisible NanoGhost on January 03, 2010, 03:14:09 PM
I've watched the Quiptracks for "Hulk" a few times, and it's another very entertaining time.  Well worth the cost of the Quiptrack, and the $5 I spent for a copy of the DVD (and that *includes* the $3 for shipping!  :) ).

I want to listen to it at least to it a few more times, but I was wondering if the movie ever explained why the military bothered to bring the father and son together at the end.  Who thought that was a good idea, and what was it supposed to accomplish?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on January 03, 2010, 05:23:43 PM
I've watched the Quiptracks for "Hulk" a few times, and it's another very entertaining time.  Well worth the cost of the Quiptrack, and the $5 I spent for a copy of the DVD (and that *includes* the $3 for shipping!  :) ).

I want to listen to it at least to it a few more times, but I was wondering if the movie ever explained why the military bothered to bring the father and son together at the end.  Who thought that was a good idea, and what was it supposed to accomplish?

Glad you liked the riff.

The movie never explained why. We're supposed to believe that it was because Betty convinced the General as a favor because "he is a father himself". This is such horseshit, as the General (incompetent though he may be) would never have agreed to any such thing, regardless of the request.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: spaceforarent on January 06, 2010, 08:17:35 AM
Ronin's A Nightmare on Elm Street. A decent enough riff. Got some big laughs out of me (though I can't recall exactly what they were, for I am quite tired).
The audio quality was a big iffy though, so I'm hoping that improves on the other movies in the series.
As for the movie, this was my first time seeing the entire thing. Previously I had seen up until right before
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
I figured the movie would end in the predictable manner, as would be reasonable. But then they throw on some kind of ending that I'm pretty sure would make no sense if I could even make sense of it.
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Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on January 06, 2010, 03:18:03 PM
Ronin's A Nightmare on Elm Street. A decent enough riff. Got some big laughs out of me (though I can't recall exactly what they were, for I am quite tired).
The audio quality was a big iffy though, so I'm hoping that improves on the other movies in the series.
As for the movie, this was my first time seeing the entire thing. Previously I had seen up until right before
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
I figured the movie would end in the predictable manner, as would be reasonable. But then they throw on some kind of ending that I'm pretty sure would make no sense if I could even make sense of it.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

The first two Nightmare riffs are among the first things I ever recorded, the only riff before this was the He-Man Secret of the Sword riff which I haven't even put on iRiffs.  The audio quality is the main reason I have them set at 99 cents instead of the 1.99 I sell my other full length riffs at.  I've considered re-recording them, but haven't gotten to it yet, and it would be more complicated to do that with part 2 since my co-riffer on it lives in another state.

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Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: zenmichael on January 06, 2010, 03:40:26 PM
Ronin's A Nightmare on Elm Street. A decent enough riff. Got some big laughs out of me (though I can't recall exactly what they were, for I am quite tired).
The audio quality was a big iffy though, so I'm hoping that improves on the other movies in the series.
As for the movie, this was my first time seeing the entire thing. Previously I had seen up until right before
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
I figured the movie would end in the predictable manner, as would be reasonable. But then they throw on some kind of ending that I'm pretty sure would make no sense if I could even make sense of it.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

The first two Nightmare riffs are among the first things I ever recorded, the only riff before this was the He-Man Secret of the Sword riff which I haven't even put on iRiffs.  The audio quality is the main reason I have them set at 99 cents instead of the 1.99 I sell my other full length riffs at.  I've considered re-recording them, but haven't gotten to it yet, and it would be more complicated to do that with part 2 since my co-riffer on it lives in another state.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

I'm not spoilering because I don't care! Though the first movie on its own has a bit of a confusing ending, I think the interpretation HAS to be (because of the third film) that essentially what happens is Nancy pulls Freddy out into the real world & defeats him, and the ending is in fact a literal, non-lethal, nightmare. Like, she's no longer in danger of DYING while asleep, but the memories of this creepy guy are going to haunt her dreams forever. She goes on with her life thinking the whole thing is over with, but little does she realize that she's only defeated him FOR HER. Later, in #3, when she's pulled into Miss Arquette's dream, Freddy is able to get at her again and she kinda gets it that the way she defeated him only works on an individual level and they have to ... do whatever it was they did in #3 (it's been like 10 yrs since I've seen them, so forgive me here).
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on January 06, 2010, 06:58:38 PM
Cinester Theater's Back To The Future. Still one of my favorite iRiffs.
"My turn."
"And Doc's 'aw fuck it' approach to science shines through again."
I've got to tell you about the future! - "It's awesome! We've got Nintendo!"

Now I just need to get back to working on a script for Back To The Future 3.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on January 06, 2010, 11:29:00 PM
Cinester Theater's Back To The Future. Still one of my favorite iRiffs.
"My turn."
"And Doc's 'aw fuck it' approach to science shines through again."
I've got to tell you about the future! - "It's awesome! We've got Nintendo!"

Now I just need to get back to working on a script for Back To The Future 3.

 Our plan (after we get "Batman Returns" recording finished, which we haven't quite done yet... a problem that has been mitigated by the fact that we couldn't upload it yet even if we *were* done) is to watch our riffs of "Back to the Future" 1 and 2 before we start writing/looking at script submissions for Part 3. So even though this sounds like a shameless plug (and, in fact, is a shameless plug), anyone looking to submit a script for BTTF3 could do worse than to watch the first two as a refresher-course. It'll help with the running jokes.  ;D

 Anyway, glad you (continued to) like it!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on January 07, 2010, 06:12:58 AM
Cinester Theater's Back To The Future. Still one of my favorite iRiffs.
"My turn."
"And Doc's 'aw fuck it' approach to science shines through again."
I've got to tell you about the future! - "It's awesome! We've got Nintendo!"

Now I just need to get back to working on a script for Back To The Future 3.

 Our plan (after we get "Batman Returns" recording finished, which we haven't quite done yet... a problem that has been mitigated by the fact that we couldn't upload it yet even if we *were* done) is to watch our riffs of "Back to the Future" 1 and 2 before we start writing/looking at script submissions for Part 3. So even though this sounds like a shameless plug (and, in fact, is a shameless plug), anyone looking to submit a script for BTTF3 could do worse than to watch the first two as a refresher-course. It'll help with the running jokes.  ;D

 Anyway, glad you (continued to) like it!
I have been trying to do a little inclusion with your running jokes like Doc's SCIENCE and combining that with Dr. Insano references.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on January 18, 2010, 08:07:23 PM
iJust finished watching the Hor-Riff-ic Productions riff of Gremlins again (now that I got the file again, thanks guys). This was great! Everybody, you don't know what your missing! Can't wait for it to be released.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on January 22, 2010, 02:25:54 PM
Keith and I (and my roommate Adam) watched TreacheRiff's "Congo" this afternoon. A good riff overall, though we'd have to say its not as good as "Lost In Space" (which, if you haven't already watched it, is probably the funniest iRiff we've ever watched). Definitely plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, more than a few quotable lines ("Can you hear me now? BWA HA HA HA HA HA!" is probably our favorite), and a few running jokes that don't overstay their welcome. Our only complaint is that Josh and Jordan spend a lot of time talking to each other rather than talking back to the movie. It's not that I don't like it when riffs do that... some of the funniest moments in "MST3k" are when Mike/Joel and the bots are ignoring the movie and talking to each other, and I also don't want to imply that it's not funny when Josh and Jordan do it. It's just that they do it... well... a lot. By the end of the movie, it's a device that just seems worn out.

 All in all, though, a satisfying purchase! 4/5 stars!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mattwnelson on January 23, 2010, 09:05:33 PM
Well, I just got through watching Fireriff's Superman Returns (since I won his logo contest, he gave me all his files  :highfive:).

I have to say, I'm actually sorry I hadn't already bought it. While the riff does have a severe technical issue with its sync timing, it is a VERY funny riff. Scott has a good voice for riffing, which leads to some great deliveries ("But I want a cookie!" had my friend Kevin and I roaring with laughter). There were a few too many jokes that I felt were a bit repetitive (I can't recall them off hand, which is good, but during the movie I noticed), but overall a good, solid riff that I'd recommend. 3.5 out of five stars, only for the sync drift problem - otherwise it'd have easily been a four, four and a half.

M@
(also lost it good and hard at Parker Posey's credit... Just a really good observation)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on January 24, 2010, 12:44:06 AM
I finished watching Spacecamp by Watch Along. Really good riff by some funny guys. They are a bit more aggressive than I normally hear... but if that doesn't bother you, its definitely a good buy. My best description is that they attack the movie... without the whole "I hate the movie" filler. At times they reminded me a bit of harass bastards because they really did sound like they were having a really good time. Audio quality is top notch and no sync problems. Although the aggressiveness of some of the humor wasn't necessarily to my liking, I can appreciate the high quality riff these guys produced and I did enjoy the riff immensely. Bravo!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on January 24, 2010, 05:04:20 AM
I finished watching Spacecamp by Watch Along. Really good riff by some funny guys. They are a bit more aggressive than I normally hear... but if that doesn't bother you, its definitely a good buy. My best description is that they attack the movie... without the whole "I hate the movie" filler. At times they reminded me a bit of harass bastards because they really did sound like they were having a really good time. Audio quality is top notch and no sync problems. Although the aggressiveness of some of the humor wasn't necessarily to my liking, I can appreciate the high quality riff these guys produced and I did enjoy the riff immensely. Bravo!

Darn it, now I've got the "Goin' to Space Camp... In my brand new Jeep yeaaaaaah!" song stuck in my head again!   :D

Watchalong's stuff is really good.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: fireyf on January 24, 2010, 02:01:33 PM
Well, I just got through watching Fireriff's Superman Returns (since I won his logo contest, he gave me all his files  :highfive:).

I have to say, I'm actually sorry I hadn't already bought it. While the riff does have a severe technical issue with its sync timing, it is a VERY funny riff. Scott has a good voice for riffing, which leads to some great deliveries ("But I want a cookie!" had my friend Kevin and I roaring with laughter). There were a few too many jokes that I felt were a bit repetitive (I can't recall them off hand, which is good, but during the movie I noticed), but overall a good, solid riff that I'd recommend. 3.5 out of five stars, only for the sync drift problem - otherwise it'd have easily been a four, four and a half.

M@
(also lost it good and hard at Parker Posey's credit... Just a really good observation)
Thanks.  I'm glad you enjoyed it.  I feel so bad about the syncing.  Part of why I dropped the price to 99 cents.  The file you got is a little better than it was.  I just get really frustrated trying to fix it and now I have no jump to feature in my dvd software which makes it even harder.  I hope the rest are synced up better.  They seemed all right to me but then I also know where every joke should be.  Since my job hacked my hours ( >:() I have some more time so maybe I can get that repaired.
Oh, the big repetitive joke I can think of is the smelling joke.  When I watched the riff with my youth group kids I noticed that.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on January 24, 2010, 02:07:54 PM
Well, I just got through watching Fireriff's Superman Returns (since I won his logo contest, he gave me all his files  :highfive:).

I have to say, I'm actually sorry I hadn't already bought it. While the riff does have a severe technical issue with its sync timing, it is a VERY funny riff. Scott has a good voice for riffing, which leads to some great deliveries ("But I want a cookie!" had my friend Kevin and I roaring with laughter). There were a few too many jokes that I felt were a bit repetitive (I can't recall them off hand, which is good, but during the movie I noticed), but overall a good, solid riff that I'd recommend. 3.5 out of five stars, only for the sync drift problem - otherwise it'd have easily been a four, four and a half.

M@
(also lost it good and hard at Parker Posey's credit... Just a really good observation)
Thanks.  I'm glad you enjoyed it.  I feel so bad about the syncing.  Part of why I dropped the price to 99 cents.  The file you got is a little better than it was.  I just get really frustrated trying to fix it and now I have no jump to feature in my dvd software which makes it even harder.  I hope the rest are synced up better.  They seemed all right to me but then I also know where every joke should be.  Since my job hacked my hours ( >:() I have some more time so maybe I can get that repaired.
Oh, the big repetitive joke I can think of is the smelling joke.  When I watched the riff with my youth group kids I noticed that.

Let me know if you need any help with the sync. I'd be happy to help.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: David on January 24, 2010, 02:16:14 PM
Well, I just got through watching Fireriff's Superman Returns (since I won his logo contest, he gave me all his files  :highfive:).

I have to say, I'm actually sorry I hadn't already bought it. While the riff does have a severe technical issue with its sync timing, it is a VERY funny riff. Scott has a good voice for riffing, which leads to some great deliveries ("But I want a cookie!" had my friend Kevin and I roaring with laughter). There were a few too many jokes that I felt were a bit repetitive (I can't recall them off hand, which is good, but during the movie I noticed), but overall a good, solid riff that I'd recommend. 3.5 out of five stars, only for the sync drift problem - otherwise it'd have easily been a four, four and a half.

M@
(also lost it good and hard at Parker Posey's credit... Just a really good observation)

Thanks.  I'm glad you enjoyed it.  I feel so bad about the syncing.  Part of why I dropped the price to 99 cents.  The file you got is a little better than it was.  I just get really frustrated trying to fix it and now I have no jump to feature in my dvd software which makes it even harder.  I hope the rest are synced up better.  They seemed all right to me but then I also know where every joke should be.  Since my job hacked my hours ( >:() I have some more time so maybe I can get that repaired.
Oh, the big repetitive joke I can think of is the smelling joke.  When I watched the riff with my youth group kids I noticed that.

Let me know if you need any help with the sync. I'd be happy to help.


Please do fix it. I thought Highlander 2 was pretty funny but I didn't bother with Superman Returns because the former drifted off so bad. You did use an actual DVD right? Anyways, I always use Audacity to line stuff up. Fix it and I'll buy it.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: fireyf on January 24, 2010, 02:21:09 PM
Well, I just got through watching Fireriff's Superman Returns (since I won his logo contest, he gave me all his files  :highfive:).

I have to say, I'm actually sorry I hadn't already bought it. While the riff does have a severe technical issue with its sync timing, it is a VERY funny riff. Scott has a good voice for riffing, which leads to some great deliveries ("But I want a cookie!" had my friend Kevin and I roaring with laughter). There were a few too many jokes that I felt were a bit repetitive (I can't recall them off hand, which is good, but during the movie I noticed), but overall a good, solid riff that I'd recommend. 3.5 out of five stars, only for the sync drift problem - otherwise it'd have easily been a four, four and a half.

M@
(also lost it good and hard at Parker Posey's credit... Just a really good observation)
Thanks.  I'm glad you enjoyed it.  I feel so bad about the syncing.  Part of why I dropped the price to 99 cents.  The file you got is a little better than it was.  I just get really frustrated trying to fix it and now I have no jump to feature in my dvd software which makes it even harder.  I hope the rest are synced up better.  They seemed all right to me but then I also know where every joke should be.  Since my job hacked my hours ( >:() I have some more time so maybe I can get that repaired.
Oh, the big repetitive joke I can think of is the smelling joke.  When I watched the riff with my youth group kids I noticed that.

Let me know if you need any help with the sync. I'd be happy to help.
Oh that would be awesome!  If all you need is the mp3 let me know I can put it up on sendspace for you to download.  There is a slight problem if you need the script.  Since this was my first riff and I made the mistake of using an avi when writing, the timestamps gradually get off as you go through the script.  I recorded with the dvd so that didn't cause the problem in the riff.  That was me trying to simultaneously press play in Power DVD and record in Audacity.  Most of the riffs are pretty obvious where they should fall though.  What software do you use when fixing the syncing?  I have had no luck making Vegas or Premiere work properly with dvd movies.
So the syncing on Highlander 2 was messed up too?  Crap.  I thought I had that one working.  I really wish I could get some editing software that works properly.  That would be so much easier.  My Highlander 2 dvd is on loan right now.  Jeez, just another project to work on.  How do you guys perfect your syncing when using Audacity?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: David on January 24, 2010, 03:00:26 PM
Well, I just got through watching Fireriff's Superman Returns (since I won his logo contest, he gave me all his files  :highfive:).

I have to say, I'm actually sorry I hadn't already bought it. While the riff does have a severe technical issue with its sync timing, it is a VERY funny riff. Scott has a good voice for riffing, which leads to some great deliveries ("But I want a cookie!" had my friend Kevin and I roaring with laughter). There were a few too many jokes that I felt were a bit repetitive (I can't recall them off hand, which is good, but during the movie I noticed), but overall a good, solid riff that I'd recommend. 3.5 out of five stars, only for the sync drift problem - otherwise it'd have easily been a four, four and a half.

M@
(also lost it good and hard at Parker Posey's credit... Just a really good observation)
Thanks.  I'm glad you enjoyed it.  I feel so bad about the syncing.  Part of why I dropped the price to 99 cents.  The file you got is a little better than it was.  I just get really frustrated trying to fix it and now I have no jump to feature in my dvd software which makes it even harder.  I hope the rest are synced up better.  They seemed all right to me but then I also know where every joke should be.  Since my job hacked my hours ( >:() I have some more time so maybe I can get that repaired.
Oh, the big repetitive joke I can think of is the smelling joke.  When I watched the riff with my youth group kids I noticed that.

Let me know if you need any help with the sync. I'd be happy to help.
Oh that would be awesome!  If all you need is the mp3 let me know I can put it up on sendspace for you to download.  There is a slight problem if you need the script.  Since this was my first riff and I made the mistake of using an avi when writing, the timestamps gradually get off as you go through the script.  I recorded with the dvd so that didn't cause the problem in the riff.  That was me trying to simultaneously press play in Power DVD and record in Audacity.  Most of the riffs are pretty obvious where they should fall though.  What software do you use when fixing the syncing?  I have had no luck making Vegas or Premiere work properly with dvd movies.
So the syncing on Highlander 2 was messed up too?  Crap.  I thought I had that one working.  I really wish I could get some editing software that works properly.  That would be so much easier.  My Highlander 2 dvd is on loan right now.  Jeez, just another project to work on.  How do you guys perfect your syncing when using Audacity?

Get DVDFab and rip the DVD ("Movie only") to your hard drive.
Get ReJig and use "IFO Mode" then press "Add" and select the ripped title (probably called VTS_01_0.IFO).
Get BeLight and convert the resulting ac3 file of the main movie audio to a WAV. That's what you import into audacity. This won't help with visual jokes but you can sync up the audio based jokes now.

Here's a rifftrax thread about this stuff: http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,413.0.html (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,413.0.html)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on January 24, 2010, 03:21:43 PM
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Let me know if you need any help with the sync. I'd be happy to help.
Oh that would be awesome!  If all you need is the mp3 let me know I can put it up on sendspace for you to download.  There is a slight problem if you need the script.  Since this was my first riff and I made the mistake of using an avi when writing, the timestamps gradually get off as you go through the script.  I recorded with the dvd so that didn't cause the problem in the riff.  That was me trying to simultaneously press play in Power DVD and record in Audacity.  Most of the riffs are pretty obvious where they should fall though.  What software do you use when fixing the syncing?  I have had no luck making Vegas or Premiere work properly with dvd movies.
So the syncing on Highlander 2 was messed up too?  Crap.  I thought I had that one working.  I really wish I could get some editing software that works properly.  That would be so much easier.  My Highlander 2 dvd is on loan right now.  Jeez, just another project to work on.  How do you guys perfect your syncing when using Audacity?

I use a combination of Adobe Audition and Adobe Premiere.... and on occassion Womble MPEG for quick edits.

Just PM me the info on the mp3 you want me to work on and I'll throw the DVD in my netflix que.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: fireyf on January 24, 2010, 05:40:52 PM
Well, I just got through watching Fireriff's Superman Returns (since I won his logo contest, he gave me all his files  :highfive:).

I have to say, I'm actually sorry I hadn't already bought it. While the riff does have a severe technical issue with its sync timing, it is a VERY funny riff. Scott has a good voice for riffing, which leads to some great deliveries ("But I want a cookie!" had my friend Kevin and I roaring with laughter). There were a few too many jokes that I felt were a bit repetitive (I can't recall them off hand, which is good, but during the movie I noticed), but overall a good, solid riff that I'd recommend. 3.5 out of five stars, only for the sync drift problem - otherwise it'd have easily been a four, four and a half.

M@
(also lost it good and hard at Parker Posey's credit... Just a really good observation)
Thanks.  I'm glad you enjoyed it.  I feel so bad about the syncing.  Part of why I dropped the price to 99 cents.  The file you got is a little better than it was.  I just get really frustrated trying to fix it and now I have no jump to feature in my dvd software which makes it even harder.  I hope the rest are synced up better.  They seemed all right to me but then I also know where every joke should be.  Since my job hacked my hours ( >:() I have some more time so maybe I can get that repaired.
Oh, the big repetitive joke I can think of is the smelling joke.  When I watched the riff with my youth group kids I noticed that.

Let me know if you need any help with the sync. I'd be happy to help.
Oh that would be awesome!  If all you need is the mp3 let me know I can put it up on sendspace for you to download.  There is a slight problem if you need the script.  Since this was my first riff and I made the mistake of using an avi when writing, the timestamps gradually get off as you go through the script.  I recorded with the dvd so that didn't cause the problem in the riff.  That was me trying to simultaneously press play in Power DVD and record in Audacity.  Most of the riffs are pretty obvious where they should fall though.  What software do you use when fixing the syncing?  I have had no luck making Vegas or Premiere work properly with dvd movies.
So the syncing on Highlander 2 was messed up too?  Crap.  I thought I had that one working.  I really wish I could get some editing software that works properly.  That would be so much easier.  My Highlander 2 dvd is on loan right now.  Jeez, just another project to work on.  How do you guys perfect your syncing when using Audacity?

Get DVDFab and rip the DVD ("Movie only") to your hard drive.
Get ReJig and use "IFO Mode" then press "Add" and select the ripped title (probably called VTS_01_0.IFO).
Get BeLight and convert the resulting ac3 file of the main movie audio to a WAV. That's what you import into audacity. This won't help with visual jokes but you can sync up the audio based jokes now.

Here's a rifftrax thread about this stuff: http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,413.0.html (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,413.0.html)
Someone else mentioned using the audio file too but I wasn't sure how to make it work well.  Do you have safe links to download that stuff?  I'm leery of trusting a link I find on Google.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: SJP on January 24, 2010, 06:02:12 PM
I use a combination of Adobe Audition and Adobe Premiere.... and on occassion Womble MPEG for quick edits.

I stand by Premiere.  Although nobody on the job market seems to have any use for it (damn you, Final Cut Pro and your legions of classified ads!), it's very solid and dependable.  Course, you should have a good system and oh, say, more than a couple of bucks handy for it, but I went for it after I had the worst time imaginable working with Pinnacle Studio 10 and 10 Plus software.  Man, that software never worked ONCE for me.  Garbage through and through.

Oh, and I have copies of Studio 10 and 10 Plus available, if anybody wants them.   ;D

But I digress.  Unfortunately, I haven't watched any iRiffs lately, but I will.  I promise.  Just give me a few minutes.  It's in the mail, I sent it yesterday.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Americas Favorite Guy on January 24, 2010, 06:17:15 PM
I stick by Vegas.  It does everything.  And it's intuitive.  Probably why MBK use it. 

Premiere is okay, but it's too much like Final Cut.  Every time I use it, I wonder why I'm not just using Final Cut instead.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: David on January 24, 2010, 06:27:24 PM
Well, I just got through watching Fireriff's Superman Returns (since I won his logo contest, he gave me all his files  :highfive:).

I have to say, I'm actually sorry I hadn't already bought it. While the riff does have a severe technical issue with its sync timing, it is a VERY funny riff. Scott has a good voice for riffing, which leads to some great deliveries ("But I want a cookie!" had my friend Kevin and I roaring with laughter). There were a few too many jokes that I felt were a bit repetitive (I can't recall them off hand, which is good, but during the movie I noticed), but overall a good, solid riff that I'd recommend. 3.5 out of five stars, only for the sync drift problem - otherwise it'd have easily been a four, four and a half.

M@
(also lost it good and hard at Parker Posey's credit... Just a really good observation)
Thanks.  I'm glad you enjoyed it.  I feel so bad about the syncing.  Part of why I dropped the price to 99 cents.  The file you got is a little better than it was.  I just get really frustrated trying to fix it and now I have no jump to feature in my dvd software which makes it even harder.  I hope the rest are synced up better.  They seemed all right to me but then I also know where every joke should be.  Since my job hacked my hours ( >:() I have some more time so maybe I can get that repaired.
Oh, the big repetitive joke I can think of is the smelling joke.  When I watched the riff with my youth group kids I noticed that.

Let me know if you need any help with the sync. I'd be happy to help.
Oh that would be awesome!  If all you need is the mp3 let me know I can put it up on sendspace for you to download.  There is a slight problem if you need the script.  Since this was my first riff and I made the mistake of using an avi when writing, the timestamps gradually get off as you go through the script.  I recorded with the dvd so that didn't cause the problem in the riff.  That was me trying to simultaneously press play in Power DVD and record in Audacity.  Most of the riffs are pretty obvious where they should fall though.  What software do you use when fixing the syncing?  I have had no luck making Vegas or Premiere work properly with dvd movies.
So the syncing on Highlander 2 was messed up too?  Crap.  I thought I had that one working.  I really wish I could get some editing software that works properly.  That would be so much easier.  My Highlander 2 dvd is on loan right now.  Jeez, just another project to work on.  How do you guys perfect your syncing when using Audacity?

Get DVDFab and rip the DVD ("Movie only") to your hard drive.
Get ReJig and use "IFO Mode" then press "Add" and select the ripped title (probably called VTS_01_0.IFO).
Get BeLight and convert the resulting ac3 file of the main movie audio to a WAV. That's what you import into audacity. This won't help with visual jokes but you can sync up the audio based jokes now.

Here's a rifftrax thread about this stuff: http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,413.0.html (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,413.0.html)
Someone else mentioned using the audio file too but I wasn't sure how to make it work well.  Do you have safe links to download that stuff?  I'm leery of trusting a link I find on Google.

It's all pretty much first results.
DVDFab: http://www.dvdfab.com/ (http://www.dvdfab.com/)
BeLight: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/BeLight.htm (http://www.free-codecs.com/download/BeLight.htm)
and the rest are linked on the thread I already linked.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: fireyf on January 24, 2010, 07:38:54 PM
It's all pretty much first results.
DVDFab: http://www.dvdfab.com/ (http://www.dvdfab.com/)
BeLight: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/BeLight.htm (http://www.free-codecs.com/download/BeLight.htm)
and the rest are linked on the thread I already linked.

Well, I downloaded BeLight.  DVD Decrypter rips ac3's so I used that.  The AC3 was fine but the .wav I got from BeLight was sped up.  I'm starting to think my new computer hates me.  Neither Vegas nor Premiere work right on it and now this.  Grrrrr....
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: David on January 24, 2010, 08:25:09 PM
It's all pretty much first results.
DVDFab: http://www.dvdfab.com/ (http://www.dvdfab.com/)
BeLight: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/BeLight.htm (http://www.free-codecs.com/download/BeLight.htm)
and the rest are linked on the thread I already linked.

Well, I downloaded BeLight.  DVD Decrypter rips ac3's so I used that.  The AC3 was fine but the .wav I got from BeLight was sped up.  I'm starting to think my new computer hates me.  Neither Vegas nor Premiere work right on it and now this.  Grrrrr....

BeLight had some options you needed to get it right, I think. From the thread I linked:

Quote
After downloading and having the Belight Gui properly set up, open belight, and for input,

find your ac3 file, and for output, name your outputted wav file(I usually call it Regular wav audio.wav).

Make Sure the WAV/PCM tab is selected and the output format selected is WAV @ 16 Bits Stereo.

Check dynamic compression and make sure it says normal. Don't check sampling rate, but

check Boost Mode and make sure it is set to LigH. Finally, check mode with Hybrid Gain

selected, and your ready to go(Don't worry about checking all these boxes again.They'll be preselected

each time you do this.) Click start, and it will begin converting for you at a rate of 1 minute of audio

converted every 3 seconds. The advantage of using this audio converter is that it normalizes the movie

audio quite well, and makes it so in audacity, you don't have to reduce loud parts or raise quiet parts.

Basically, all you will have to do is raise the rifftrax to +3db(sometimes not even that), sync it up, and output.

It is much faster, and much less time consuming. So see if you can swing it. Wink.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on January 25, 2010, 09:56:15 AM
All singing riff of BURN-E. Really cool to see a totally different style of riffing that is this funny. I hope they do more.

I would also love to see Rifftrax do something like this as they are so good at singing.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: fireyf on January 25, 2010, 08:04:57 PM
It's all pretty much first results.
DVDFab: http://www.dvdfab.com/ (http://www.dvdfab.com/)
BeLight: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/BeLight.htm (http://www.free-codecs.com/download/BeLight.htm)
and the rest are linked on the thread I already linked.

Well, I downloaded BeLight.  DVD Decrypter rips ac3's so I used that.  The AC3 was fine but the .wav I got from BeLight was sped up.  I'm starting to think my new computer hates me.  Neither Vegas nor Premiere work right on it and now this.  Grrrrr....

BeLight had some options you needed to get it right, I think. From the thread I linked:

Quote
After downloading and having the Belight Gui properly set up, open belight, and for input,

find your ac3 file, and for output, name your outputted wav file(I usually call it Regular wav audio.wav).

Make Sure the WAV/PCM tab is selected and the output format selected is WAV @ 16 Bits Stereo.

Check dynamic compression and make sure it says normal. Don't check sampling rate, but

check Boost Mode and make sure it is set to LigH. Finally, check mode with Hybrid Gain

selected, and your ready to go(Don't worry about checking all these boxes again.They'll be preselected

each time you do this.) Click start, and it will begin converting for you at a rate of 1 minute of audio

converted every 3 seconds. The advantage of using this audio converter is that it normalizes the movie

audio quite well, and makes it so in audacity, you don't have to reduce loud parts or raise quiet parts.

Basically, all you will have to do is raise the rifftrax to +3db(sometimes not even that), sync it up, and output.

It is much faster, and much less time consuming. So see if you can swing it. Wink.
yeah, still not right.  It's a running at little over twice the speed it should be and the sound is distorted.  Yeah, nothing works for me.  I should just accept that fact by now.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on January 25, 2010, 11:44:46 PM
This is the method I use to convert ac3 to Wav. I wrote a simple gui script where you choose 5.1 or stereo as the source ac3. It then decodes it automatically using the besweet command line. I'll post it if anyone is interested. I've done every rifftax this way and have never had any problems.

http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,12602.0.html
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: fireyf on January 26, 2010, 09:47:14 AM
This is the method I use to convert ac3 to Wav. I wrote a simple gui script where you choose 5.1 or stereo as the source ac3. It then decodes it automatically using the besweet command line. I'll post it if anyone is interested. I've done every rifftax this way and have never had any problems.

http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,12602.0.html

Same result.  I'm starting to think it's the ac3 file that's the problem.  I did see a million error messages flashing by as the file was converting.  I'm going to try demuxing in Super and see if that gives me better results.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: David on January 26, 2010, 09:52:58 AM
I haven't even tried to rip Superman Returns myself, and some DVDs are definitely more tempermental than others; we may be throwing a beginner into the deep end...
Has anyone else been able to rip it without problems?
And can you play the ripped DVD IFO with VLC (which can now play dvd images straight from the hard drive, yay!)?

(Wow this is quite a thread derail, we should make a new thread in Technical Support huh?)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: fireyf on January 26, 2010, 12:09:29 PM
I haven't even tried to rip Superman Returns myself, and some DVDs are definitely more tempermental than others; we may be throwing a beginner into the deep end...
Has anyone else been able to rip it without problems?
And can you play the ripped DVD IFO with VLC (which can now play dvd images straight from the hard drive, yay!)?

(Wow this is quite a thread derail, we should make a new thread in Technical Support huh?)
I've got it working now!  What did I learn today?  That DVD decrypter sucks at demuxing (at least for this movie).  The ripped movie does play in vlc, media player, and power dvd when I had it on my old computer.  You can load the ifo file and it plays just fine.  But yeah, for WB movies, take the extra step to specify JUST the English track or it mixes up the language tracks.  Sorry I got this thread of on a technical manual but you guys were a big help.  Much thanks.  Piobman volunteered to help with this one and I'll try my luck at fixing Highlander 2.  And don't worry, the deep end is the best place to learn to swim because if you don't learn fast  you'll drown.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on January 28, 2010, 08:55:16 PM
Just got a netflix copy of Superman Returns. I had no problem decrypting it with DVD Decrypter (using File Mode). And then using PGCDemux (http://www.videohelp.com/tools/PgcDemux) to demux m2v & ac3 files. There was a "-17"  ms delay also. I ran copied files through VLC and at first glance it all looks okay. Both audio tracks English/Foreign track as seeming fine.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: fireyf on January 29, 2010, 01:06:46 PM
Just got a netflix copy of Superman Returns. I had no problem decrypting it with DVD Decrypter (using File Mode). And then using PGCDemux (http://www.videohelp.com/tools/PgcDemux) to demux m2v & ac3 files. There was a "-17"  ms delay also. I ran copied files through VLC and at first glance it all looks okay. Both audio tracks English/Foreign track as seeming fine.
Hmm... interesting.  Glad it worked out for you.  Not sure why the tracks were swapped on mine.  Thanks again for helping out with this.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on January 29, 2010, 06:21:27 PM
Poltergeist with Hor-Riff-ic Productions iRiff. In honor of the passing of Zelda Rubinstein (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,16956.0.html).
A really good iRiff for a movie that is still fun to watch. And a great performance by our favorite Leprechaun/pug. Zelda, your Legend lives on.

Let me do it!
I know how to fold a house, okay.
You're doing it all wrong. You're creasing it!
Of course I'm creasing it, that's what happens when you fold!

Although every time I watch the beginning part with the dog going around eating food left out, I can't help but be grossed out how much of slobs these people are. I'm no neat freak, but I don't leave food lying around, for crying out loud.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on January 29, 2010, 08:55:48 PM
CInester Theater's E.T. Greatone! I've revisited this one often and still enjoy it.

I threw down for gas, you assholes!

"This is an accident."---Like Gertie.

On behalf of my people-OW! There will be war.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on January 30, 2010, 06:59:41 AM
Poltergeist with Hor-Riff-ic Productions iRiff. In honor of the passing of Zelda Rubinstein (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,16956.0.html).
A really good iRiff for a movie that is still fun to watch. And a great performance by our favorite Leprechaun/pug. Zelda, your Legend lives on.

She will be missed by riffers everywhere. "This time I AM gonna bite you!"
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on January 30, 2010, 11:11:46 AM
CInester Theater's E.T. Greatone! I've revisited this one often and still enjoy it.

I threw down for gas, you assholes!

"This is an accident."---Like Gertie.

On behalf of my people-OW! There will be war.


 ET is definitely one of my favorites of the riffs we've done... I haven't watched it since shortly after we originally released it, I need to remember to find an ET DVD so I can watch that one again.

 Anyway, glad you're enjoying it!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on January 30, 2010, 11:16:33 AM
CInester Theater's E.T. Greatone! I've revisited this one often and still enjoy it.

I threw down for gas, you assholes!

"This is an accident."---Like Gertie.

On behalf of my people-OW! There will be war.


 ET is definitely one of my favorites of the riffs we've done... I haven't watched it since shortly after we originally released it, I need to remember to find an ET DVD so I can watch that one again.

 Anyway, glad you're enjoying it!
Yes, I am enjoying it. As apposed to working on the BTTF3 riff script like I should, as I'm only 55 minutes in.

This is freaking you out, isn't it?!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on January 31, 2010, 01:58:20 AM
Well, I just got through watching Fireriff's Superman Returns (since I won his logo contest, he gave me all his files  :highfive:).

I have to say, I'm actually sorry I hadn't already bought it. While the riff does have a severe technical issue with its sync timing, it is a VERY funny riff. Scott has a good voice for riffing, which leads to some great deliveries ("But I want a cookie!" had my friend Kevin and I roaring with laughter). There were a few too many jokes that I felt were a bit repetitive (I can't recall them off hand, which is good, but during the movie I noticed), but overall a good, solid riff that I'd recommend. 3.5 out of five stars, only for the sync drift problem - otherwise it'd have easily been a four, four and a half.

M@
(also lost it good and hard at Parker Posey's credit... Just a really good observation)

Definitely a good riff. The biggest strength of the riff is the performance aspect of the riffer.  Riffing style is more along the lines of a poking fun rather than an attacking style (which I prefer).  Some really fun stuff in this one.

The random interrupting yell during Lex Luther's conversation near the end had me rolling. Unfortunately, it probably lost its effect if you were unable to keep the sync at that point... but maybe there will be a reissued mp3 with a better sync in the future *Wink*. 
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: fireyf on February 01, 2010, 06:43:58 PM
Hmmm.... could be  ;)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: gonzodamus on February 04, 2010, 06:24:30 PM
Just downloaded my first iRiff, "The Fun of Being Thoughtful" by Josh Way, and holy hell it was funny!

"Other ways of being thoughtful include embezzling money, humiliating the disfigured, and sucker punching old ladies."

Well done sir, laughed out loud at that one!


I look forward to some more great iRiffs, though with the amount of dismal movies I'll be getting from Netflix, I can't imagine what they must think of me.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: gonzodamus on February 05, 2010, 10:57:10 AM
Speed - Riff Raff Theater

Overall, awesome stuff.  It must have been hard to pick between jokes for that elevator sequence, it was just so ripe for riffing! 

My only beef was with a bit of repetition in a couple of jokes, grand theft auto is the only one I can remember at the moment.  Plus, being a dork, I feel I should mention that points don't really matter in GTA :)

Otherwise, good stuff.  Oh, and nice use of the ol' "helooooo, helooooo helloooooooooo" gag.  :)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 06, 2010, 03:52:42 PM
I normally just post my reviews on the iRiffs site, but seeing as how, well, you know the story.

Anyway, I finally got around to watching One Wall Cinema's BURN-E riff. This is a lot of fun. I didn't sing-along but I was really impressed with what these guys pulled off. It had to be a ton of work but I'm glad they did it. I think it will have good replay potential too. I'll definitely watch it again. They pack a lot of different musical styles into a short time and their choice of music perfectly matches what's happening on the screen. I was blown away by the Major-General's Song section. That was fantastic.

I highly recommend this one.  It's only a buck and you get a very good show. A very cool and creative idea that was well executed.

 :clap:
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on February 06, 2010, 04:54:41 PM
Hor-Riff-ic Productions Tremors - This was a really good track! Definitely up to the high expectations I have from the other ones I've seen.

Tremors - "The Michael J Fox story"

"Give it up, Lucas. Harrison can't play Indy anymore."

"Anybody else think it's a bad omen that they're drinking Crush?"


P.S. I never noticed before that the little girl is the same actress that was the girl in Jurassic Park.

P.P.S. - Makes me think I really need to start checking out their Friday the 13th riffs. But I hate the first two movies sooo much!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on February 06, 2010, 04:57:34 PM
I say you should go for it, Darth, I hate all the Friday the 13th movies on their own, but I love all the riffs so far.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 06, 2010, 05:02:32 PM
The Friday riffs are great. There are a lot of really good jokes. These movies are indeed terrible but they really make it fun.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on February 06, 2010, 05:04:16 PM
I say you should go for it, Darth, I hate all the Friday the 13th movies on their own, but I love all the riffs so far.
I'm sure I will soon. I still can't believe there is a long movie series based on the first one where the killer looks like somebody in my Grandma's Bridge Club. WORST KILLER REVEAL EVER! And the second one totally invalidates the first one's reason for existing, and later the killer has a sack over his head! Who the %$&# thought that was scary?!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on February 07, 2010, 06:55:41 AM
Hor-Riff-ic Productions Tremors - This was a really good track! Definitely up to the high expectations I have from the other ones I've seen.

Tremors - "The Michael J Fox story"

"Give it up, Lucas. Harrison can't play Indy anymore."

"Anybody else think it's a bad omen that they're drinking Crush?"


P.S. I never noticed before that the little girl is the same actress that was the girl in Jurassic Park.

P.P.S. - Makes me think I really need to start checking out their Friday the 13th riffs. But I hate the first two movies sooo much!

Glad you liked it.  You would be surprised the amount of hate mail we got for riffing this "icon" of horror.   We hope you do check out the Fridays but keep in mind the first one was our first track ever, so it's a little rough.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Rattrap007 on February 07, 2010, 10:49:06 AM
Hor-Riff-ic Productions Tremors - This was a really good track! Definitely up to the high expectations I have from the other ones I've seen.

Tremors - "The Michael J Fox story"

"Give it up, Lucas. Harrison can't play Indy anymore."

"Anybody else think it's a bad omen that they're drinking Crush?"


P.S. I never noticed before that the little girl is the same actress that was the girl in Jurassic Park.

P.P.S. - Makes me think I really need to start checking out their Friday the 13th riffs. But I hate the first two movies sooo much!

Glad you liked it.  You would be surprised the amount of hate mail we got for riffing this "icon" of horror.   We hope you do check out the Fridays but keep in mind the first one was our first track ever, so it's a little rough.

What!?! I love the series and I loved your riff..
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: gonzodamus on February 07, 2010, 01:17:06 PM
Quiptracks - Jurassic Park

From what I've gathered this was an earlier effort for the folks at Quiptracks.  It's a good track overall, but there's room for some improvement.  Too much voice repetition got a bit tiresome and I'm personally not a huge fan of tracks attacking the movie they're riffing.  I like Jurassic Park, don't make me feel bad about it :p

That being said, I've heard some amazing things about later tracks like The Hulk so I'm looking forward to picking them up :)  Just, you know, gotta get the DVDs :)

Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 07, 2010, 01:23:06 PM
Quiptracks - Jurassic Park

From what I've gathered this was an earlier effort for the folks at Quiptracks.  It's a good track overall, but there's room for some improvement.  Too much voice repetition got a bit tiresome and I'm personally not a huge fan of tracks attacking the movie they're riffing.  I like Jurassic Park, don't make me feel bad about it :p

That being said, I've heard some amazing things about later tracks like The Hulk so I'm looking forward to picking them up :)  Just, you know, gotta get the DVDs :)



I recently noticed there are a few QuipTracks movies on Netflix Instant Watch. Not sure if you have Netflix, but if you do, here is what's available:

The Core
Godzilla
Sky Captain
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: gonzodamus on February 07, 2010, 03:13:33 PM

I recently noticed there are a few QuipTracks movies on Netflix Instant Watch. Not sure if you have Netflix, but if you do, here is what's available:

The Core
Godzilla
Sky Captain

Oooh, Godzilla might have to be my second tonight.  For now, I'm about to settle down to Cinester's "Back to the Future".

It's gonna be a good Sunday night.  Glad there's nothing else goin on!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on February 07, 2010, 03:22:50 PM

I recently noticed there are a few QuipTracks movies on Netflix Instant Watch. Not sure if you have Netflix, but if you do, here is what's available:

The Core
Godzilla
Sky Captain

Oooh, Godzilla might have to be my second tonight.  For now, I'm about to settle down to Cinester's "Back to the Future".

It's gonna be a good Sunday night.  Glad there's nothing else goin on!

 Hope you enjoy "Back To The Future"!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: gonzodamus on February 07, 2010, 05:41:17 PM
Back to the Future

Wow, just wow.  I could go on for a long time with the positives on this one, but suffice it to say this is going to get at least one more watch before I return the DVD.  I'm psyched to hear Back to the Future II as well!

It's nice to see people riffing movies that are on the more comedic side.  Riffing a total comedy might be rough, but Back to the Future worked very nicely.  I always enjoyed the lighter MST3Ks as well (Catalina Caper :)  )

My only real piece of criticism here?  The fart noise.  There was only one, but that's still far too many :p 
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Asbestos Bill on February 07, 2010, 09:36:39 PM
Quiptracks - Jurassic Park

From what I've gathered this was an earlier effort for the folks at Quiptracks.  It's a good track overall, but there's room for some improvement.  Too much voice repetition got a bit tiresome and I'm personally not a huge fan of tracks attacking the movie they're riffing.  I like Jurassic Park, don't make me feel bad about it :p

That being said, I've heard some amazing things about later tracks like The Hulk so I'm looking forward to picking them up :)  Just, you know, gotta get the DVDs :)



Yes, Jurassic Park is our second oldest track (after QT 003, Jurassic Park IIóit's a complicated history  :P). I don't want to redo it a second time however, because I don't want to be "that guy." (George Lucas) For the record, we were are all fans of Jurassic Park (Dr. Grant in particular, and by extension Sam Neil, has always a hero of mine) And, though I am somewhat ashamed to admit it now, I used to think Ian Malcolm was cool. I always thought it was apparent that we were having fun with it rather than ripping it apart (like we do with M. Night) so it's interesting to hear you say that. I'm not sure what you mean by voice repetition, though... Do you mean character voices, like our Ian Malcolm schtick?

Anyway, I think there's enough gems in JP for it to serve as a decent showcase for our talents, but yes, there was room to improve... And we have improved. Drastically. Our other free track, Lady in the Water, was more recently redone and it's one of our best now, so if you need more convincing before spending any money, try that. If and when we do a live show of Jurassic Park (don't hold your breath but I'm looking into it) I'll try to produce some sort of special live edition.

Re: Instant Watch: Have you tried syncing a riff to one of those? I never thought to try. Though I guess I did sync the Star Wars Christmas Special to a streamed video and that worked. Mui interesante. *strokes beard*
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on February 07, 2010, 09:59:54 PM
I watched HULK with the Quiptracks with a friend of mine who I have just introduced to the concept of riffing. She loved it!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on February 07, 2010, 10:23:22 PM
I watched HULK with the Quiptracks with a friend of mine who I have just introduced to the concept of riffing. She loved it!

I find that MST3K's "Space Mutiny" is a great way to ease someone into the world of movie riffing and I would be willing to bet that "Twilight" is another great way using Rifftrax.  And if it turns out your friend actually LIKES Twilight then you know it's time to find a new friend.  Better to find out sooner than later right?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Asbestos Bill on February 07, 2010, 10:32:21 PM
I watched HULK with the Quiptracks with a friend of mine who I have just introduced to the concept of riffing. She loved it!
;D Good to hear!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: gonzodamus on February 07, 2010, 10:33:19 PM


Re: Instant Watch: Have you tried syncing a riff to one of those? I never thought to try. Though I guess I did sync the Star Wars Christmas Special to a streamed video and that worked. Mui interesante. *strokes beard*

Synced up to Godzilla on Netflix today with no problems :)  (it's getting removed from instant play in March, so if you wanna try it, act fast :p )  I guess it was just a giant lizard day for me.  Better riff overall, pretty similar in style, but I'm guessing that's because they were released a month apart, if I'm not mistaken.  

There was a great bit at the end where you noted the movie calling back to all it's early jokes.  "Okay, Ebert, worm guy, we just need a coffee joke and we're there."  I also dug when you folks noted Godzilla's constantly changing powers.  He can dig through the earth like a knife through butter but can't get untangled from bridge cables?

 I'm eager to check out Hulk!

I'm not sure what you mean by voice repetition, though... Do you mean character voices, like our Ian Malcolm schtick?


Yup, that's what I mean with the voice repetition.  The Malcolm stuff was funny at first, but I felt like it got a bit distracting.  There's a lot of character voicing in JP as well as adopting accents for jokes, which is funny, but got a bit difficult to keep up with, if that makes sense.

Oh, and I didn't mean to give the impression that I thought you were tearing the movie apart :p  There's a few scenes that are a bit rough though.  The brachiosaurus reveal in particular felt more like an attack on the movie than a joke.  "They're hiding behind the bushes?  This is just stupid!"  Of course, if I'm the only guy saying this, then I wouldn't worry too much about it :p


I'm a huge Jurassic Park fan too.  My dad and I read the book together way back when I was a young'n, and I got to leave the last day of 5th grade early to go see a matinee showing.  Even knowing how much they changed the book, I can't help but love the movie.  Spielberg + toothed monster + island = win.  And hey, Malcom's still fairly cool, even if he does go "mraaam" all the time.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 07, 2010, 10:54:45 PM
Re: Instant Watch: Have you tried syncing a riff to one of those? I never thought to try. Though I guess I did sync the Star Wars Christmas Special to a streamed video and that worked. Mui interesante. *strokes beard*

I watched your Godzilla riff on Netflix streaming and it worked like a charm. I've also used it for Matrix Revolutions and Willy Wonka without any issues. I think if you have reliable high-speed, it'll work just fine.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on February 08, 2010, 06:02:29 AM
I watched HULK with the Quiptracks with a friend of mine who I have just introduced to the concept of riffing. She loved it!

I find that MST3K's "Space Mutiny" is a great way to ease someone into the world of movie riffing and I would be willing to bet that "Twilight" is another great way using Rifftrax.  And if it turns out your friend actually LIKES Twilight then you know it's time to find a new friend.  Better to find out sooner than later right?
Jurassic Park Rifftrax was her first. She likes Weird Al already, and the movie is entertaining in an of itself.
I plan on making Space Mutiny the first MST3K episode I show her, probably in a few weeks. No, fortunately she doesn't like Twilight, thank God!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Action Batch on February 08, 2010, 06:21:05 AM
I watched HULK with the Quiptracks with a friend of mine who I have just introduced to the concept of riffing. She loved it!

I find that MST3K's "Space Mutiny" is a great way to ease someone into the world of movie riffing and I would be willing to bet that "Twilight" is another great way using Rifftrax.  And if it turns out your friend actually LIKES Twilight then you know it's time to find a new friend.  Better to find out sooner than later right?
Jurassic Park Rifftrax was her first. She likes Weird Al already, and the movie is entertaining in an of itself.
I plan on making Space Mutiny the first MST3K episode I show her, probably in a few weeks. No, fortunately she doesn't like Twilight, thank God!


Over the years I've had a lot of success with both "I Accuse My Parents" and "Prince of Space". Lately, the fav Rifftrax is Jaws amongst the "normies". It's difficult getting regular people to sit still and pay attention for long periods of time.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: gonzodamus on February 08, 2010, 09:02:35 AM
I watched HULK with the Quiptracks with a friend of mine who I have just introduced to the concept of riffing. She loved it!

I find that MST3K's "Space Mutiny" is a great way to ease someone into the world of movie riffing and I would be willing to bet that "Twilight" is another great way using Rifftrax.  And if it turns out your friend actually LIKES Twilight then you know it's time to find a new friend.  Better to find out sooner than later right?
Jurassic Park Rifftrax was her first. She likes Weird Al already, and the movie is entertaining in an of itself.
I plan on making Space Mutiny the first MST3K episode I show her, probably in a few weeks. No, fortunately she doesn't like Twilight, thank God!


Over the years I've had a lot of success with both "I Accuse My Parents" and "Prince of Space". Lately, the fav Rifftrax is Jaws amongst the "normies". It's difficult getting regular people to sit still and pay attention for long periods of time.

I find starting people with a short works best for me, because of the whole attention thing Action Batch pointed out.  It used to be the weirdness of Mr. B Natural but I've moved on to Drugs are Like That as my "welcome to Rifftrax!" 
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on February 08, 2010, 10:05:40 AM
I watched HULK with the Quiptracks with a friend of mine who I have just introduced to the concept of riffing. She loved it!

I find that MST3K's "Space Mutiny" is a great way to ease someone into the world of movie riffing and I would be willing to bet that "Twilight" is another great way using Rifftrax.  And if it turns out your friend actually LIKES Twilight then you know it's time to find a new friend.  Better to find out sooner than later right?
Jurassic Park Rifftrax was her first. She likes Weird Al already, and the movie is entertaining in an of itself.
I plan on making Space Mutiny the first MST3K episode I show her, probably in a few weeks. No, fortunately she doesn't like Twilight, thank God!


Over the years I've had a lot of success with both "I Accuse My Parents" and "Prince of Space". Lately, the fav Rifftrax is Jaws amongst the "normies". It's difficult getting regular people to sit still and pay attention for long periods of time.

I find starting people with a short works best for me, because of the whole attention thing Action Batch pointed out.  It used to be the weirdness of Mr. B Natural but I've moved on to Drugs are Like That as my "welcome to Rifftrax!" 

I'm not that weird.   ;)  I would probably go with "A Case of Spring Fever" for just a short or maybe the  'a date with my family ' one.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: pezdrake on February 09, 2010, 11:21:36 AM
Intro MST3K? I say Rocketship X-M.
Funny, accessible movie and riffing. Introduces Frank and Tom's new voice so there's no confusion later.

Yes this is getting off-topic for the thread.

I started watching New Moon with the idea of riffing it of only for the sake of high sales.  I tried three times and couldn't get through the first ten minutes each time.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on February 10, 2010, 12:59:47 PM
I watched Tremors with Hor-Riff-ic's iRiff again. Very funny!

Camera Two. You're on, camera two. Oh, uh, I'm a scary monster. Oooooo.

The jokes about Edgar wearing Satan's wardrobe.

I can't keep from thinking that Nestor was supposed to be played by Matt Frewer but they couldn't afford him. The guy looks just like him!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: gonzodamus on February 10, 2010, 08:10:01 PM
Cinester's Back to the Future II

Take all the good stuff I said about the first, ctrl-c then ctrl-v.  If Zemeckis can do it, so can I.

Now I'm going to brave Back to the Future III for a bit of last minute script writing/submission :D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on February 10, 2010, 08:26:02 PM
Cinester's Back to the Future II

Take all the good stuff I said about the first, ctrl-c then ctrl-v.  If Zemeckis can do it, so can I.

Now I'm going to brave Back to the Future III for a bit of last minute script writing/submission :D
Oh, you aint seen cutting and pasting till you've seen part 3.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on February 10, 2010, 08:32:45 PM
Cinester's Back to the Future II

Take all the good stuff I said about the first, ctrl-c then ctrl-v.  If Zemeckis can do it, so can I.

Now I'm going to brave Back to the Future III for a bit of last minute script writing/submission :D

I just picked up part 1 & 2 last week.  Was going to do a reauthor today before SNOWMAGEDDON struck and daycare closed.  (And we only got one inch of snow...  :grr: )  Oh well.  Maybe tomorrow.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on February 11, 2010, 06:43:03 AM
iJust Watched the Attitudes & Health short by Idioddity Productions (DB Barnes)

Very solid first attempt at iRiffs! I highly recommend this one.  You can watch the whole thing on YouTube and/or purchase it.  I checked it out on YouTube and enjoyed it so much that it'll be in my next batch of ones I purchase.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 11, 2010, 12:26:13 PM
iJust Watched the Attitudes & Health short by Idioddity Productions (DB Barnes)

Very solid first attempt at iRiffs! I highly recommend this one.  You can watch the whole thing on YouTube and/or purchase it.  I checked it out on YouTube and enjoyed it so much that it'll be in my next batch of ones I purchase.

Thanks k1! So glad you enjoyed it. I've got another short in the works but I've been pretty busy lately writing submission scripts for other groups. Once I finish my script for Ronin Fox Trax Nightmare 5, I'm gonna dive in and focus on getting my next short out there.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on February 13, 2010, 04:07:27 PM
i'M going through the Hor-Riff-ic Productions Friday the 13th movie iRiffs. First up, Friday the 13th. The legend, the terrifying classic, the...most unthreatening killer EVER. Bleh, this movie is boring, until Mrs. Vorhees shows up, and then it's hilarious. And so dark. I can't believe how much complete darkness there is in this movie. Gee, wonder how clear this blackness looks in BluRay?
The iRiff is very funny. You can tell it's their first track, but they already pretty good at this. Good variety of jokes. Bit too much dead air, especially compared to their later tracks. But given how slow this movie is I don't blame them for having trouble filling it up. Surprised to not hear Satan doing the sync lines. Just having them do it in their normal voice doesn't work as well. All in all a good riffing.

All right, TNI ...wait...nevermind.

Will you slow down! This camera weighs a ton!

The "hello"s kept just getting funnier and funnier.

I loved the riffs about the light objects she puts against the door. "Feathers. I need feathers!"


I'm surprised there wasn't a "Bacon grease" joke when the girl went to go to the bathroom after sex with Kevin Bacon.

Now on to Part 2!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 13, 2010, 04:14:38 PM
Now on to Part 2!

You thought Part I was boring? Strap in my friend!

By the way, Part II features one of my all-time favorite riffs.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on February 13, 2010, 06:28:59 PM
Friday the 13th Part 2. In order to come up with the "sack head" Jason idea I think they polled a bunch of eight year old on how could they make an even stupider looking slasher than the old lady in a sweater.
An even better iRiff than the first, and you can tell they've been doing this a while as they are better vocally and the dead air is more filled in. By now Satan was involved, but not regularly riffing yet (except in a few special cases). That makes the sync lines a lot clearer. I was surprised at the lack of riffs pertaining to how this movie completely invalidates the first one. Still, very good.

The riff about Jason texting che che che he he he.

I forgot my line. Doomed. Oh, right.

Whipperwill. Whipperwill.

I'm telling my Mom. Oh...wait...

Let me in! I'm supposed to be filming this!

So Jason's place is on Google Maps?


And now on to Part 3, where this series actually starts to get fun!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on February 13, 2010, 09:39:42 PM
Friday the 13th 3D (in glorious 2D!) - All right, now we're having some fun! Jason has his mask, is actually interesting to look at now, instead of a bare budget Klansman. And we have hotter women in this one. 3D effects galore! Some good kills here, too.

Now this was a great riff! The movie wasn't so much of a slog so it didn't impede viewing like the last two, but aside from that the jokes are even better. No jokes about how much the barn is frequented, though? Everybody wanders through that place at some point! It has more tourists that Euro Disneyland.

I loved the discussion about having seen Earnest Scared Stupid. (Yeah, I've seen it too.)

Oh, look. The paints peeling off the wall. Wonder how that happened?

"What would a weekend in the country be without sex?"---Murder free?

Hippy guy lights up a dooby in the outhouse---Aaaand the outhouse explodes!


And now for Part four! Oh...man.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on February 14, 2010, 11:22:44 AM
i'M going through the Hor-Riff-ic Productions Friday the 13th movie iRiffs. First up, Friday the 13th. The legend, the terrifying classic, the...most unthreatening killer EVER. Bleh, this movie is boring, until Mrs. Vorhees shows up, and then it's hilarious. And so dark. I can't believe how much complete darkness there is in this movie. Gee, wonder how clear this blackness looks in BluRay?
The iRiff is very funny. You can tell it's their first track, but they already pretty good at this. Good variety of jokes. Bit too much dead air, especially compared to their later tracks. But given how slow this movie is I don't blame them for having trouble filling it up. Surprised to not hear Satan doing the sync lines. Just having them do it in their normal voice doesn't work as well. All in all a good riffing.

All right, TNI ...wait...nevermind.

Will you slow down! This camera weighs a ton!

The "hello"s kept just getting funnier and funnier.

I loved the riffs about the light objects she puts against the door. "Feathers. I need feathers!"


I'm surprised there wasn't a "Bacon grease" joke when the girl went to go to the bathroom after sex with Kevin Bacon.

Now on to Part 2!

Glad you liked it, Sata didn't join the team until our 2nd track Children of the Corn.  And that's when my life got so much worse...

Shut up! People love me!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on February 14, 2010, 11:47:58 AM
Harry Potter 1 with Riff Raff Theater iRiff. This is still a really funny iRiff. Unfortunate that it has such prevalent sound issues. Still, I always make sure to listen to it when I rent the movie to watch the Rifftrax.

I want a big man! ---Hagrid pounds on door --- Yes!

The whole "Sorting Hat blurting out secrets" running riff.

Flying devices and random bits of wood that make things explode, handed to kids. Where the hell is this place? And how do I get there?

Chris. There's a line. Look behind you.

Yarp.

How do you pee?

That'd better be a wand back there.

Because we have parents that will miss us if we die!

Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on February 14, 2010, 07:53:53 PM
Gremlins with Hor-Riff-ic Production iRiff - I watched this with my friend, and she loved it!

I can't wait till it gets released.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: spaceforarent on February 14, 2010, 07:55:15 PM
Gremlins with Hor-Riff-ic Production iRiff - I watched this with my friend, and she loved it!

I can't wait till it gets released.
Jerk.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on February 20, 2010, 01:59:42 PM
Hor-Riff-ic Productions iRiff of Children of the Corn. God, this movie is so very boring. Linda Hamilton is just bleh here, and the guy is just rock stupid to be spending so much time wandering around this clearly very screwed up town. The only one who seems to do a decent job is Isaac, who is kinda creepy (and looks a LOT like Max Casella, Vinnie in Doogie Howser MD), and the kid who plays Job (who is also in Monster Squad). Malachi looks so much like Carrot Top it's impossible to take him as a serious threat. Well, that and he is so skinny he looks like a redheaded freckled cornstalk.
The iRiff was okay. The weakest track by Hor-Riff-ic that I've seen so far (and I've seen all but a very few), although there were still some really good lines in it, so I don't want to sound too down on it. This is the first use of Satan, where he is just doing the sync lines. Maybe it's explained in another one, but I never understood the animosity between Gary and Satan.

"Worst parade ever."
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on February 26, 2010, 05:55:39 PM
Hor-Riff-ic Productions Sleepaway Camp - Here we go! The third riff from these guys and they are up to the fine standards of their later tracks. They definitely knock it out of the park on this one. A very funny riff for a REALLY REALLY boring movie. Actually, from the movie itself, I thought it was funny how blatantly unsafe the camp is, even outside of the activities of the killer. Between hiring pedophilic pervs and rooftop waterballon fights (seriously, what was with that sene?), a fly infested kitchen and a camp leader who seems to HATE children, I'm not sure how many of these kids would have survived anyway. Maybe by shutting the camp down early, the killer saved some lives. I was also surprised to see a movie like this from the 80s without any boobs. Not from the really slutty chick with big boobs, or even the shower scene.
  I kept thinking that this place was like what Jason wetdreams about. A camp where the kids are unsupervised, easy to kill, and there seems to be an endless supply, because the leaders simply REFUSE to shut it down.
  And about the ending:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: gonzodamus on February 28, 2010, 11:11:27 AM
Alright, it's not an iRiff, but I thought I'd mention that I have finally seen Colossus: The Forbin Project.   I've seen it mentioned quite a bit as a potential riffable movie, so there's the correlation.  Go Netflix!

I've just moved in with a roommate who is a ridiculous fan of horror movies, so I'll be giving Hor-Riff-Ic some play this week.  Looking forward to it :)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on February 28, 2010, 03:48:20 PM
I watched the Cinester theater iRiffs of Back to the Future and Back to the Future 2 with a friend of mine. She loved them! She wants to see the E.T. iRiff next.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on February 28, 2010, 05:10:15 PM
I watched the Cinester theater iRiffs of Back to the Future and Back to the Future 2 with a friend of mine. She loved them! She wants to see the E.T. iRiff next.

Are there any sync lines in the first one? I haven't gotten around to watching it yet because I couldn't easily do a reauthor not really having a read me file.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: fireyf on February 28, 2010, 06:21:12 PM
I watched the Cinester theater iRiffs of Back to the Future and Back to the Future 2 with a friend of mine. She loved them! She wants to see the E.T. iRiff next.

Are there any sync lines in the first one? I haven't gotten around to watching it yet because I couldn't easily do a reauthor not really having a read me file.

It does but they are about half a second or so off after a ways into the movie... can't remember how far in before they're off.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on February 28, 2010, 06:57:50 PM
I watched the Cinester theater iRiffs of Back to the Future and Back to the Future 2 with a friend of mine. She loved them! She wants to see the E.T. iRiff next.

Are there any sync lines in the first one? I haven't gotten around to watching it yet because I couldn't easily do a reauthor not really having a read me file.

It does but they are about half a second or so off after a ways into the movie... can't remember how far in before they're off.
Yeah, I've noticed that. Also, the first one doesn't have a text file to tell you what the sync lines are.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on March 07, 2010, 07:20:44 PM
My Bloody Valentine with Hor-Riff-ic Productions iRiff. This was really good riffing. The movie was pretty standard slasher fair (not my preferred genre), though the killer reveal came totally out of left field and meant nothing. Surprising lack of boobs considering this was the 80s.

Oh, God, soap is down. Nobody move!
Ned! Oh...wait...
Isn't this when the killer spies in on the woman undressing? Oh, no. No no. No no no no.
He's like if a Muppet was a real person.
Loved the reference to the "Gesture  Professor" from MST3K


Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mattwnelson on March 11, 2010, 12:51:53 PM
While working on some website stuff today I popped in the two-parter that I did with Ice On Mars of "Best of Both Worlds". Seriously, folks, not to plug my own work, but IOM really hit it hard with this one. They made some DANG funny riffs on the crew of the intrepid starship Enterprise. I'd recommend it any day.

"...nanites?"

M@
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: zenmichael on March 11, 2010, 05:35:55 PM
While working on some website stuff today I popped in the two-parter that I did with Ice On Mars of "Best of Both Worlds". Seriously, folks, not to plug my own work, but IOM really hit it hard with this one. They made some DANG funny riffs on the crew of the intrepid starship Enterprise. I'd recommend it any day.

"...nanites?"

I totally read this as "I pooped in the two-parter" and was like, 'Wow, I thought Matt did a fine job...' It makes far more sense on a second read-through. I haven't watched this since it came out so mostly what I remember is that Matt's Picard blows mine away still, which is really sad as I was so proud of mine. Sigh.  That, and our line is 'and Marina Sirtis as the useless bitch,' because Jason's been rewatching TNG, and he commented when we watched the disc three Voyager riffs (sorry, guys, but we've all at least seen them! I don't mean to keep anyone in suspense!), 'wow, kes does more counseling of the doctor in first season Voyager than Troi does on TNG combined.' So there's that.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on March 11, 2010, 07:40:07 PM
Quiptracks Van Helsing - I love love love this one! My favorite Quiptracks. I've probably watched it 20 times or more, it never gets old. As much as I love HULK, I still watch it remembering all the fun of the writing sessions, so it's different.

You know you're a newb when you get beat by a guy armed with a bell.
I hope he picks his nose and blows his head off.
Meanwhile, the Nina's haulin' ass.
*heavy breathing* These horses were a gyp. We're not going faster at all.
The people on the dance floor are starting to get bored. Pass out more glow sticks!
And monks who lay with townie chicks will feel crustaceans bite. Now what could that mean?
Slow lightning. I'll say. It doesn't even know to strike the highest point.

Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invader_quirk on March 11, 2010, 08:54:28 PM
I hated Van Helsing while working on it, but it's been awhile since then and it's become one of my favorites as well.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on March 14, 2010, 08:15:43 PM
Nightmare Before Christmas with Cinester Theater iRiff - This is one of my favorite movies of all time! Right up there with The Incredibles* and Lord of the Rings. I'm usually not much on musicals, but everything about this from the animation to the songs to the story and characters is just brilliant!
This is a great riff (as all of theirs have been)! I've watched it quite a few ties by now and it still impresses me.

It looks like they live in the clubhouse from Earnest Scared Stupid.
NO MURDER!
Dom Deluise?
This town murders everything!
You know the real twist is the elves have bee trying to scare the kids all these years.
Doesn't Santa know Christmas magic or something? Cast Magic Missile at 'em!


*Now if Cinester would riff The Incredibles, HOT DAMN!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: FordPrefect on March 15, 2010, 11:19:01 AM
Nightmare Before Christmas with Cinester Theater iRiff - This is one of my favorite movies of all time! Right up there with The Incredibles* and Lord of the Rings. I'm usually not much on musicals, but everything about this from the animation to the songs to the story and characters is just brilliant!
This is a great riff (as all of theirs have been)! I've watched it quite a few ties by now and it still impresses me.

It looks like they live in the clubhouse from Earnest Scared Stupid.
NO MURDER!
Dom Deluise?
This town murders everything!
You know the real twist is the elves have bee trying to scare the kids all these years.
Doesn't Santa know Christmas magic or something? Cast Magic Missile at 'em!


*Now if Cinester would riff The Incredibles, HOT DAMN!

If you like Pixar movies, Insert Coin(s) to Continue did an iRiff for WALL-E:
http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/insert-coins-continue/wall-e
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on March 15, 2010, 11:21:53 AM
Nightmare Before Christmas with Cinester Theater iRiff - This is one of my favorite movies of all time! Right up there with The Incredibles* and Lord of the Rings. I'm usually not much on musicals, but everything about this from the animation to the songs to the story and characters is just brilliant!
This is a great riff (as all of theirs have been)! I've watched it quite a few ties by now and it still impresses me.

It looks like they live in the clubhouse from Earnest Scared Stupid.
NO MURDER!
Dom Deluise?
This town murders everything!
You know the real twist is the elves have bee trying to scare the kids all these years.
Doesn't Santa know Christmas magic or something? Cast Magic Missile at 'em!


*Now if Cinester would riff The Incredibles, HOT DAMN!

If you like Pixar movies, Insert Coin(s) to Continue did an iRiff for WALL-E:
http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/insert-coins-continue/wall-e
Yeah, that is pretty good. As is their BURN-E singing short.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on March 15, 2010, 11:21:53 AM
And we did our sing-along song parody riff to the Burn-E short on Wall-E. (Goes nice with the Insert Coin(s) riff.)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: FordPrefect on March 15, 2010, 12:24:59 PM
Nightmare Before Christmas with Cinester Theater iRiff - This is one of my favorite movies of all time! Right up there with The Incredibles* and Lord of the Rings. I'm usually not much on musicals, but everything about this from the animation to the songs to the story and characters is just brilliant!
This is a great riff (as all of theirs have been)! I've watched it quite a few ties by now and it still impresses me.

It looks like they live in the clubhouse from Earnest Scared Stupid.
NO MURDER!
Dom Deluise?
This town murders everything!
You know the real twist is the elves have bee trying to scare the kids all these years.
Doesn't Santa know Christmas magic or something? Cast Magic Missile at 'em!


*Now if Cinester would riff The Incredibles, HOT DAMN!

If you like Pixar movies, Insert Coin(s) to Continue did an iRiff for WALL-E:
http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/insert-coins-continue/wall-e
Yeah, that is pretty good. As is their BURN-E singing short.

Actually that was done by One Wall Cinema:
http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/onewallcinema/onewallcinema-burn-e-iriff-sing-along

Sorry, I should have mentioned them too.

And we did our sing-along song parody riff to the Burn-E short on Wall-E. (Goes nice with the Insert Coin(s) riff.)

Maybe after iRiffs comes back up, you can cross promote your riffs with Insert Coin(s).  :)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on March 15, 2010, 01:01:34 PM
Yeah, I plan to.  We did some cross promotion on Twitter (and I think once on Facebook on the OWC page)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: fireyf on March 18, 2010, 02:04:03 PM
I just watched Horr-Riff-ic Productions' Gremlins.  Great riff.  I'm still left with questions about Mogwai after watching this movie though.  Like, the whole feeding after midnight thing.  How does the Mogwai know what time-zone you're in?  What are the rules for day light savings time?  How long until it is no longer considered "after midnight."  Isn't it always after the last midnight?
The whole smoking Gremlins thing.  If they can't stand the bright light of fire how did they light the cigars they were smoking?
Okay, thinking about it too much.  Anyways, great job you two.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: stansimpson on March 18, 2010, 06:42:42 PM
I just watched Horr-Riff-ic Productions' Gremlins.  Great riff.  I'm still left with questions about Mogwai after watching this movie though.  Like, the whole feeding after midnight thing.  How does the Mogwai know what time-zone you're in?  What are the rules for day light savings time?  How long until it is no longer considered "after midnight."  Isn't it always after the last midnight?
Didn't somebody's face get torn off in the sequel for asking those same questions?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on March 18, 2010, 06:55:00 PM
I just watched Horr-Riff-ic Productions' Gremlins.  Great riff.  I'm still left with questions about Mogwai after watching this movie though.  Like, the whole feeding after midnight thing.  How does the Mogwai know what time-zone you're in?  What are the rules for day light savings time?  How long until it is no longer considered "after midnight."  Isn't it always after the last midnight?
Didn't somebody's face get torn off in the sequel for asking those same questions?
Yep.
Glad you liked it, Stan.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: stansimpson on March 18, 2010, 06:58:52 PM
I just watched Horr-Riff-ic Productions' Gremlins.  Great riff.  I'm still left with questions about Mogwai after watching this movie though.  Like, the whole feeding after midnight thing.  How does the Mogwai know what time-zone you're in?  What are the rules for day light savings time?  How long until it is no longer considered "after midnight."  Isn't it always after the last midnight?
Didn't somebody's face get torn off in the sequel for asking those same questions?
Yep.
Glad you liked it, Stan.
Ummm.... I think yoiu mean fireyf.  Though, yes, I did quite enjoy Gremlins 2.   ;D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on March 18, 2010, 07:06:18 PM
I just watched Horr-Riff-ic Productions' Gremlins.  Great riff.  I'm still left with questions about Mogwai after watching this movie though.  Like, the whole feeding after midnight thing.  How does the Mogwai know what time-zone you're in?  What are the rules for day light savings time?  How long until it is no longer considered "after midnight."  Isn't it always after the last midnight?
Didn't somebody's face get torn off in the sequel for asking those same questions?
Yep.
Glad you liked it, Stan.
Ummm.... I think yoiu mean fireyf.  Though, yes, I did quite enjoy Gremlins 2.   ;D
:-[ Soon everyone will be able to enjoy it, though. Right? Torgo?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on March 25, 2010, 09:18:44 PM
Hor-Riff-ic Productions Halloween III - Wow, this was great, even by their high standards.

Why it's raining over here, too!

He hasn't run this fast since a Heineken truck jackknifed on the highway.

This bar is listed in his file as an emergency contact.

"But business was getting bad" - Maybe that giant Closed sign in the window might have something to do with it.

"Where would you like to sleep, doctor?" - In a bathtub filled with Schnapps.

I loved the Oompa Loompa lyrics.

He's changed into Drunkman! Drunkman awrlrgh.

I laughed so hard at the idea of Satan having the Silver Shamrock tune as his ringtone.

Wow. Never play horseshoes with that guy.



P.S. I watched this and New Moon several times this week. This movie was FAR better and made more sense.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on March 26, 2010, 05:06:09 AM
Hor-Riff-ic Productions Halloween III - Wow, this was great, even by their high standards.

Why it's raining over here, too!

He hasn't run this fast since a Heineken truck jackknifed on the highway.

This bar is listed in his file as an emergency contact.

"But business was getting bad" - Maybe that giant Closed sign in the window might have something to do with it.

"Where would you like to sleep, doctor?" - In a bathtub filled with Schnapps.

I loved the Oompa Loompa lyrics.

He's changed into Drunkman! Drunkman awrlrgh.

I laughed so hard at the idea of Satan having the Silver Shamrock tune as his ringtone.

Wow. Never play horseshoes with that guy.



P.S. I watched this and New Moon several times this week. This movie was FAR better and made more sense.

Thanks, this one might be my personal favorite.  We even made a "Sorry, Tom Atkins" shirt since we gave him such a beating in this movie.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on March 26, 2010, 06:06:46 AM
Hor-Riff-ic Productions Halloween III - Wow, this was great, even by their high standards.

Why it's raining over here, too!

He hasn't run this fast since a Heineken truck jackknifed on the highway.

This bar is listed in his file as an emergency contact.

"But business was getting bad" - Maybe that giant Closed sign in the window might have something to do with it.

"Where would you like to sleep, doctor?" - In a bathtub filled with Schnapps.

I loved the Oompa Loompa lyrics.

He's changed into Drunkman! Drunkman awrlrgh.

I laughed so hard at the idea of Satan having the Silver Shamrock tune as his ringtone.

Wow. Never play horseshoes with that guy.



P.S. I watched this and New Moon several times this week. This movie was FAR better and made more sense.

Thanks, this one might be my personal favorite.  We even made a "Sorry, Tom Atkins" shirt since we gave him such a beating in this movie.
I did like that you mentioned Night of the Creeps, too.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on March 26, 2010, 06:11:48 AM
Hor-Riff-ic Productions Halloween III - Wow, this was great, even by their high standards.

Why it's raining over here, too!

He hasn't run this fast since a Heineken truck jackknifed on the highway.

This bar is listed in his file as an emergency contact.

"But business was getting bad" - Maybe that giant Closed sign in the window might have something to do with it.

"Where would you like to sleep, doctor?" - In a bathtub filled with Schnapps.

I loved the Oompa Loompa lyrics.

He's changed into Drunkman! Drunkman awrlrgh.

I laughed so hard at the idea of Satan having the Silver Shamrock tune as his ringtone.

Wow. Never play horseshoes with that guy.



P.S. I watched this and New Moon several times this week. This movie was FAR better and made more sense.

Thanks, this one might be my personal favorite.  We even made a "Sorry, Tom Atkins" shirt since we gave him such a beating in this movie.
I did like that you mentioned Night of the Creeps, too.

Yes, that one is DEFINATELY on our list.  Atkins = Riffing Gold.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on March 26, 2010, 06:50:36 PM
The Forgotten with Quiptracks - Outstanding (as usual)! Thoroughly enjoyable. Which is saying a lot, because as silly as this movie is, it's silly in a boring way most of the time. This is a movie about alien kidnapping, that if they cut out a few lines and a scene, would just be about a delusional woman. This is like, Close Encounters of the 1/8th Kind. But leave it to a couple guys in Kansas to know how to make something boring into fun. I laughed through the whole thing.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: NYFalcon1981 on March 29, 2010, 05:13:50 PM
Ice on Mars: Twilight - I listened to this last year mid April.  And like a fine wine I gave it some time....... on year later:


 I liked this one the first time around......... I damn near loved this one year later  :clap:


This is what Iriffs is all about to me, a quality group with CHEMISTRY and a laid back feeling.  Quality writing all around, it may not have as many laughs as "The Guys" but I had more fun listening to this  (that being said this is for a veteran riffer, MANY fairly obscure references)


All in all I hope to purchase IOM: New Moon tomorrow (oi that movie is even more painful) and we'll see how it goes.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: zenmichael on March 30, 2010, 03:08:49 PM
Ice on Mars: Twilight - I listened to this last year mid April.  And like a fine wine I gave it some time....... on year later:
 I liked this one the first time around......... I damn near loved this one year later  :clap:
This is what Iriffs is all about to me, a quality group with CHEMISTRY and a laid back feeling.  Quality writing all around, it may not have as many laughs as "The Guys" but I had more fun listening to this  (that being said this is for a veteran riffer, MANY fairly obscure references)
All in all I hope to purchase IOM: New Moon tomorrow (oi that movie is even more painful) and we'll see how it goes.

Thank you for the kind words. Definitely curious to hear reactions to New Moon. What's kind of sad is I've always thought of Twilight as by far our least obscure, most accessible track b/c it wasn't completely written by me. If you remember any specifically obscure lines, I'd be curious to hear since I'm guessing they're all mine : )
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: NYFalcon1981 on March 31, 2010, 08:15:39 AM
Zenmichael, great work on New Moon, I honestly enjoyed the track almost as much as the one from the guys.   

The movie itself is so painful, the characters mostly thin unlikeable shells... BUT you and your team made it bareable in fact down right enjoyable!

I found Twilight to be a more "enjoyable" time due to it's slightly shorter run time (perhaps it's the pacing of the 2nd one) and less of Bella using men.


When I said you had many fairly obscure references I didn't mean as a negative by any means.  (Next time I watch Twilight I'll make note of any specific lines that pop out.   Unfortunately as I've tried to introduce riffing to some of my friends , I've learned that they aren't quite as well read in terms of movies or pop culture as I had hoped.

Either way well done on 2 impressively high quality riffs, please keep up the great work!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: zenmichael on March 31, 2010, 08:39:16 AM
Zenmichael, great work on New Moon, I honestly enjoyed the track almost as much as the one from the guys.   
The movie itself is so painful, the characters mostly thin unlikeable shells... BUT you and your team made it bareable in fact down right enjoyable!
I found Twilight to be a more "enjoyable" time due to it's slightly shorter run time (perhaps it's the pacing of the 2nd one) and less of Bella using men.
Either way well done on 2 impressively high quality riffs, please keep up the great work!

Thanks again for the kind words, and we hope to keep putting this stuff out. Yeah, NM was definitely tougher. Like that scene with Jake and Bella (right after Alice has shown up) was where it started getting really tough b/c it's like every joke I was writing was just me yelling at Bella for being a user bitch. It wasn't really funny so much as cathartic, I guess. Thankfully, co-writers. I think we were much meaner to Bella in this one, but I still think we avoided the pitfall of having too many 'this movie sucks!' lines. Honestly I think the cinematography and direction is pretty darn good, definitely leagues beyond the original film. It's just the story that's horrible. Also from the preview, "Eclipse" looks gorgeous. Except, y'know. It's just these dumbass characters rehashing the last 5 mins of this film for two hours, apparently. And Maravinchi field trip!

Anyway, thanks again. Glad you enjoyed it. It was definitely a labor of love for us.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: gonzodamus on April 08, 2010, 06:23:16 PM
Hitting up some iRiffs! 

Team Swizzlebeef's "What Makes a Good Party"  - Great short guys!  I laughed out loud a few times, which is awesome.  Loved the panda gags and the Jimmy Crack Corn analysis.  Well done :)

Sitting down to Horr-rif-fic's Monster Squad now.  It's my first from that particular team, but I've heard great things!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: gonzodamus on April 08, 2010, 07:28:55 PM
Hor-Riff-ic
Monster Squad

Holy hell folks, well done.  This was my first Hor-riff-ic riff and I loved it.  I was a bit nervous when I realized there'd be a Dracula impression going on throughout, but you totally made it work. 

Also, wow I forgot how many times they say 'faggot' in Monster Squad.  Seriously, it's a lot!  It's like when I went back and watched 16 Candles for the first time in years and I realized that they played a gong every  time Long Duck Dong appeared on screen.  Just yikes.

Again, great riff folks.  I'll be buying from Hor-riff-ic again in the future.  Just gotta dig me up some horror movies:)

Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on April 09, 2010, 03:34:56 AM
Hor-Riff-ic
Monster Squad

Holy hell folks, well done.  This was my first Hor-riff-ic riff and I loved it.  I was a bit nervous when I realized there'd be a Dracula impression going on throughout, but you totally made it work. 

Also, wow I forgot how many times they say 'faggot' in Monster Squad.  Seriously, it's a lot!  It's like when I went back and watched 16 Candles for the first time in years and I realized that they played a gong every  time Long Duck Dong appeared on screen.  Just yikes.

Again, great riff folks.  I'll be buying from Hor-riff-ic again in the future.  Just gotta dig me up some horror movies:)



Much appreciated!  You did pick our only track to have the Brad Dracula character, thought I have a feeling he'll be back.   :scared:
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on April 11, 2010, 11:36:06 PM
Finished watching "The Forgotten" quiptracks. An awesome riff! They always amaze me at the quality of the riffs. I still feel their stuff actually surpasses many rifftrax's I've seen. Funny from start to finish on a very laughable and overly dramatic movie. This is one of the few iriffs that goes onto my shelf for rewatching...(as soon as I'm able to do a cover for it).
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 12, 2010, 05:06:31 AM
Finished watching "The Forgotten" quiptracks. An awesome riff! They always amaze me at the quality of the riffs. I still feel their stuff actually surpasses many rifftrax's I've seen. Funny from start to finish on a very laughable and overly dramatic movie. This is one of the few iriffs that goes onto my shelf for rewatching...(as soon as I'm able to do a cover for it).
Sweet! I was hoping you'd do a cover. (You know, I don't think you've done one for Hulk either  ;))
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on April 12, 2010, 08:17:22 PM
Finished watching "The Forgotten" quiptracks. An awesome riff! They always amaze me at the quality of the riffs. I still feel their stuff actually surpasses many rifftrax's I've seen. Funny from start to finish on a very laughable and overly dramatic movie. This is one of the few iriffs that goes onto my shelf for rewatching...(as soon as I'm able to do a cover for it).
Sweet! I was hoping you'd do a cover. (You know, I don't think you've done one for Hulk either  ;))

Definitely on my to do list. My wife has been stealing the computer for nursing homework lately...
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: VBane on April 12, 2010, 08:56:29 PM
Didn't JUST watch these, but never really done this so figured should catch up with some much deserved Kudos/recommendations

RoninFoxtrax
Star Trek: The Motion Picture - A fellow geek in pure form, it was like you were reading my mind for alot of this, really well done.
Masters of the Universe - You struck back hilariously at one of the movies that murdered my childhood :p  Your increasing rage at the shotgun cocking until you snapped was great.  I am just wondering, only bought two of your riffs so far. The girl on this one, Annius I think you introduced her as, is she a regular riffer with you?

Cinester Theater
Back to the Future, 1 & 2 - Must congratulate you on taking on a comedy and making it work. And after submitting a script for #3, I understand how tough that can be.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Made me realize just how horrible at ninja-ing those guys really are.
It: Part 1 - The book-butchery of a movie that before made me quake with silent nerdrage now makes me laugh, congrats for that.  The Zelda Temple thing gets me every time.

Hor-Riff-ic Productions
It: Part 2 - Hilarious. Your guys chemistry really makes it really enjoyable and you really seemed to enjoy doing it.
Tremors - Really fun.  The Bacon thing at the end was great and again you two are just great together.  Only wish I had a stronger stomache so I could get more of your stuff.

TreacheRiffs
Lost in Space - Let me just say, the arguement at the end of this is one of the funniest things ever.  I loved the Riff of that Riff.
Congo - Again the bickering is just gold, you and Hor-Riff-ic both add so much to your Riffs through your interactions. Great Riff.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on April 12, 2010, 10:45:12 PM
Didn't JUST watch these, but never really done this so figured should catch up with some much deserved Kudos/recommendations

RoninFoxtrax
Star Trek: The Motion Picture - A fellow geek in pure form, it was like you were reading my mind for alot of this, really well done.
Masters of the Universe - You struck back hilariously at one of the movies that murdered my childhood :p  Your increasing rage at the shotgun cocking until you snapped was great.  I am just wondering, only bought two of your riffs so far. The girl on this one, Annius I think you introduced her as, is she a regular riffer with you?

Glad you enjoyed these, they're both favorite of mine.  As far as Anais, she's been a co-riffer on two tracks (Masters of the Universe and Nightmare on Elm Street 3) but she's contributed to the writing of several including those same two plus Last Unicorn, Pearl of the Orient, and the Lost City Chapter 4.

The most anyones ever co-riffed with me is Draacu, who was in Star Trek 1, Masters, and Nightmare on Elm Street 1. From here on though most of my tracks will probably feature my girlfriend riffing with me. She made her debut with Nightmare 4 as Vamperica.   
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on April 13, 2010, 05:31:01 AM
Hor-Riff-ic Productions
It: Part 2 - Hilarious. Your guys chemistry really makes it really enjoyable and you really seemed to enjoy doing it.
Tremors - Really fun.  The Bacon thing at the end was great and again you two are just great together.  Only wish I had a stronger stomache so I could get more of your stuff.

Glad you liked them.  Monster Squad, The Stuff, and Gremlins are pretty light on the stomach if you're interested.  ;)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on April 13, 2010, 05:31:50 AM
From here on though most of my tracks will probably feature my girlfriend riffing with me. She made her debut with Nightmare 4 as Vamperica.   


Awwwwwwww.... ;D.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on April 13, 2010, 08:54:07 AM
Cinester Theater
Back to the Future, 1 & 2 - Must congratulate you on taking on a comedy and making it work. And after submitting a script for #3, I understand how tough that can be.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Made me realize just how horrible at ninja-ing those guys really are.
It: Part 1 - The book-butchery of a movie that before made me quake with silent nerdrage now makes me laugh, congrats for that.  The Zelda Temple thing gets me every time.

 Glad you enjoyed them! Our "It" riff with Hor-RIFF-ic is one of my favorites.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Sharktopus on April 13, 2010, 08:57:12 AM
Hor-Riff-ic Productions
It: Part 2 - Hilarious. Your guys chemistry really makes it really enjoyable and you really seemed to enjoy doing it.
Tremors - Really fun.  The Bacon thing at the end was great and again you two are just great together.  Only wish I had a stronger stomache so I could get more of your stuff.

Glad you liked them.  Monster Squad, The Stuff, and Gremlins are pretty light on the stomach if you're interested.  ;)

You did The Stuff? I'll have to check that out...
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on April 13, 2010, 09:33:46 AM
Cinester Theater
Back to the Future, 1 & 2 - Must congratulate you on taking on a comedy and making it work. And after submitting a script for #3, I understand how tough that can be.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Made me realize just how horrible at ninja-ing those guys really are.
It: Part 1 - The book-butchery of a movie that before made me quake with silent nerdrage now makes me laugh, congrats for that.  The Zelda Temple thing gets me every time.

 Glad you enjoyed them! Our "It" riff with Hor-RIFF-ic is one of my favorites.
Here lies Pennywise. Thoughtlessly killed by Georgie.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on April 13, 2010, 09:36:50 AM
Hor-Riff-ic Productions
It: Part 2 - Hilarious. Your guys chemistry really makes it really enjoyable and you really seemed to enjoy doing it.
Tremors - Really fun.  The Bacon thing at the end was great and again you two are just great together.  Only wish I had a stronger stomache so I could get more of your stuff.

Glad you liked them.  Monster Squad, The Stuff, and Gremlins are pretty light on the stomach if you're interested.  ;)

You did The Stuff? I'll have to check that out...

The one and only.  ;D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on April 13, 2010, 09:37:10 AM
Cinester Theater
Back to the Future, 1 & 2 - Must congratulate you on taking on a comedy and making it work. And after submitting a script for #3, I understand how tough that can be.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Made me realize just how horrible at ninja-ing those guys really are.
It: Part 1 - The book-butchery of a movie that before made me quake with silent nerdrage now makes me laugh, congrats for that.  The Zelda Temple thing gets me every time.

 Glad you enjoyed them! Our "It" riff with Hor-RIFF-ic is one of my favorites.
Here lies Pennywise. Thoughtlessly killed by Georgie.

PORGIE!!!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: stansimpson on April 13, 2010, 12:16:32 PM
From here on though most of my tracks will probably feature my girlfriend riffing with me. She made her debut with Nightmare 4 as Vamperica.   


Awwwwwwww.... ;D.
My sentiments exactly.   ;D

TreacheRiffs
Lost in Space - Let me just say, the arguement at the end of this is one of the funniest things ever.  I loved the Riff of that Riff.
Congo - Again the bickering is just gold, you and Hor-Riff-ic both add so much to your Riffs through your interactions. Great Riff.
Thanks very much for watching and the positive feedback!  We always love to hear feedback. 
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on April 13, 2010, 12:52:48 PM
From here on though most of my tracks will probably feature my girlfriend riffing with me. She made her debut with Nightmare 4 as Vamperica.   


Awwwwwwww.... ;D.
My sentiments exactly.   ;D

Well at least for now we're the only married riffers out there.....for now Ronin.   Mwahahahahahaha!   >:D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on April 13, 2010, 01:17:52 PM
From here on though most of my tracks will probably feature my girlfriend riffing with me. She made her debut with Nightmare 4 as Vamperica.   


Awwwwwwww.... ;D.
My sentiments exactly.   ;D

Well at least for now we're the only married riffers out there.....for now Ronin.   Mwahahahahahaha!   >:D

Eventually.... my wife and I will have a riff out. So enjoy it while you can.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Ian M. on April 13, 2010, 04:21:56 PM
Last night, I watched Cinester Theater's "Batman Returns." And it was one of the most difficult tasks encountered in recent weeks. Not because the riff was bad. It was because my roommate was already asleep and it took every ounce of will power not to wake him up with my loud laughter. Classic Cinester Theater and their best work yet, IMO. I don't really have anything negative to say about it. Great Christopher Walken impression too.

Some of my Favorite Lines: (Paraphrased)

- "Okay. Plan F!"
- "This isn't Catwoman. This is any woman."
- Every time Bruce bossed Alfred around.
- "I have to start my radio show."
- "A political platfom based around change. That'll never work."
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: zenmichael on April 13, 2010, 04:32:28 PM
Well at least for now we're the only married riffers out there.....for now Ronin.   Mwahahahahahaha!   >:D

Pretty sure Raven and his gf got married. Or at least that was the plan last I heard.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: lonesock on April 13, 2010, 04:38:14 PM
My wife helped out on our last 2 iRiffs as the sync voice...can we have partial credit?  [8^)

Jonathan
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: MPF on April 13, 2010, 05:06:26 PM
Hitting up some iRiffs! 

Team Swizzlebeef's "What Makes a Good Party"  - Great short guys!  I laughed out loud a few times, which is awesome.  Loved the panda gags and the Jimmy Crack Corn analysis.  Well done :)

Sitting down to Horr-rif-fic's Monster Squad now.  It's my first from that particular team, but I've heard great things!

Hey! Thanks much on behalf of we Swizzlebeefians! I'm sure Doug (aka GiantPez here) vastly appreciates this, as he's (usually) the voice of The Panda, and wrote the Jimmy Crack Corn bit.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on April 13, 2010, 06:30:55 PM
Last night, I watched Cinester Theater's "Batman Returns." And it was one of the most difficult tasks encountered in recent weeks. Not because the riff was bad. It was because my roommate was already asleep and it took every ounce of will power not to wake him up with my loud laughter. Classic Cinester Theater and their best work yet, IMO. I don't really have anything negative to say about it. Great Christopher Walken impression too.

Some of my Favorite Lines: (Paraphrased)

- "Okay. Plan F!"
- "This isn't Catwoman. This is any woman."
- Every time Bruce bossed Alfred around.
- "I have to start my radio show."
- "A political platfom based around change. That'll never work."

 Thanks for the review! We're glad you enjoyed it, especially our Walken impressions, we worked hard on them!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: estavares on April 13, 2010, 06:50:32 PM
From here on though most of my tracks will probably feature my girlfriend riffing with me. She made her debut with Nightmare 4 as Vamperica.   


Awwwwwwww.... ;D.
My sentiments exactly.   ;D

Well at least for now we're the only married riffers out there.....for now Ronin.   Mwahahahahahaha!   >:D

Not any more! My wife AND son riff with me in our debut iRiff of "King of the Rocket Men" ... available once the great iRiff Drought in finally over. I'm not exactly sure how I convinced her to do something this silly, but talk about a great family activity. :)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: MICRORIFFS on April 13, 2010, 07:25:42 PM
We salute you

Paul and Luke
Father and Son Microriffers
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: gonzodamus on April 13, 2010, 08:10:52 PM
Cinester Theater - Batman Returns

Okay, first off, I didn't realize how bad this movie was.  I saw it when I was a kid and I remember it being good.  I'm starting to think that I was a pretty stupid kid.  Plus, you know, I didn't hate Tim Burton properly yet.

This was a great riff.  The Catwoman breakdown sequence was brilliant, very well done!

I'm also a huge fan of the references to character retooling.  How Catwoman somehow got superpowers from being licked by cats, and the "You're not a real penguin!" reminders.

Very well done guys, but I have to ask:  how was there not a joke about the "Hello There" neon sign?  I mean, it's kind of its own joke but still :p

Oh, also? "Alfred:1  Penguins:2"  Loved it.

By the way, is it just me or was Michelle Pfeiffererer done up to look just like Helena Bonham Carter after she died the first time? 
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on April 13, 2010, 08:27:16 PM
Cinester Theater - Batman Returns

Okay, first off, I didn't realize how bad this movie was.  I saw it when I was a kid and I remember it being good.  I'm starting to think that I was a pretty stupid kid.  Plus, you know, I didn't hate Tim Burton properly yet.

This was a great riff.  The Catwoman breakdown sequence was brilliant, very well done!

I'm also a huge fan of the references to character retooling.  How Catwoman somehow got superpowers from being licked by cats, and the "You're not a real penguin!" reminders.

Very well done guys, but I have to ask:  how was there not a joke about the "Hello There" neon sign?  I mean, it's kind of its own joke but still :p

Oh, also? "Alfred:1  Penguins:2"  Loved it.

By the way, is it just me or was Michelle Pfeiffererer done up to look just like Helena Bonham Carter after she died the first time? 

 Glad you liked it! Thanks for the download and the review!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: gonzodamus on April 13, 2010, 09:31:22 PM
Cinester Theater - Batman Returns

Okay, first off, I didn't realize how bad this movie was.  I saw it when I was a kid and I remember it being good.  I'm starting to think that I was a pretty stupid kid.  Plus, you know, I didn't hate Tim Burton properly yet.

This was a great riff.  The Catwoman breakdown sequence was brilliant, very well done!

I'm also a huge fan of the references to character retooling.  How Catwoman somehow got superpowers from being licked by cats, and the "You're not a real penguin!" reminders.

Very well done guys, but I have to ask:  how was there not a joke about the "Hello There" neon sign?  I mean, it's kind of its own joke but still :p

Oh, also? "Alfred:1  Penguins:2"  Loved it.

By the way, is it just me or was Michelle Pfeiffererer done up to look just like Helena Bonham Carter after she died the first time? 

 Glad you liked it! Thanks for the download and the review!

You keep makin' em, I'll keep buyin em :)   I've got Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lined up for tomorrow :)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on April 13, 2010, 09:44:40 PM
Cinester Theater - Batman Returns

Okay, first off, I didn't realize how bad this movie was.  I saw it when I was a kid and I remember it being good.  I'm starting to think that I was a pretty stupid kid.  Plus, you know, I didn't hate Tim Burton properly yet.

This was a great riff.  The Catwoman breakdown sequence was brilliant, very well done!

I'm also a huge fan of the references to character retooling.  How Catwoman somehow got superpowers from being licked by cats, and the "You're not a real penguin!" reminders.

Very well done guys, but I have to ask:  how was there not a joke about the "Hello There" neon sign?  I mean, it's kind of its own joke but still :p

Oh, also? "Alfred:1  Penguins:2"  Loved it.

By the way, is it just me or was Michelle Pfeiffererer done up to look just like Helena Bonham Carter after she died the first time? 

 Glad you liked it! Thanks for the download and the review!

You keep makin' em, I'll keep buyin em :)   I've got Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lined up for tomorrow :)

 Hope you enjoy it! That one is one of our personal favorites, we have almost as much fun with Splinter as we have with Doc Brown.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Ian M. on April 13, 2010, 10:10:15 PM
Cinester Theater - Batman Returns

Okay, first off, I didn't realize how bad this movie was.  I saw it when I was a kid and I remember it being good.  I'm starting to think that I was a pretty stupid kid.  Plus, you know, I didn't hate Tim Burton properly yet.

This was a great riff.  The Catwoman breakdown sequence was brilliant, very well done!

I'm also a huge fan of the references to character retooling.  How Catwoman somehow got superpowers from being licked by cats, and the "You're not a real penguin!" reminders.

Very well done guys, but I have to ask:  how was there not a joke about the "Hello There" neon sign?  I mean, it's kind of its own joke but still :p

Oh, also? "Alfred:1  Penguins:2"  Loved it.

By the way, is it just me or was Michelle Pfeiffererer done up to look just like Helena Bonham Carter after she died the first time? 

 Glad you liked it! Thanks for the download and the review!

You keep makin' em, I'll keep buyin em :)   I've got Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lined up for tomorrow :)

 Hope you enjoy it! That one is one of our personal favorites, we have almost as much fun with Splinter as we have with Doc Brown.

"And my milk. Don't forget my milk."
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: zenmichael on April 14, 2010, 01:55:12 AM
Hope you enjoy it! That one is one of our personal favorites, we have almost as much fun with Splinter as we have with Doc Brown.

"I had her, you know." Definitely an inspiration for how we envisioned our version of Pat Morita in Karate Kid.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: fireyf on April 14, 2010, 10:18:51 AM
I just watched Cinester's Batman Returns.  Excellent work.  The Christopher Walken impressions were great.  It was awesome how you could reference It, especially seeing as I just watched that too (also a fantastic riff by the way) so the movie was fresh in my mind.... horribly, painfully fresh.  I have some mosquito jokes in my Batman script too but I hope you don't think I ripped you off if I keep them.  Can't wait for BTF3.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on April 14, 2010, 12:40:10 PM
I just watched Cinester's Batman Returns.  Excellent work.  The Christopher Walken impressions were great.  It was awesome how you could reference It, especially seeing as I just watched that too (also a fantastic riff by the way) so the movie was fresh in my mind.... horribly, painfully fresh.  I have some mosquito jokes in my Batman script too but I hope you don't think I ripped you off if I keep them.  Can't wait for BTF3.

 No worries, great minds think alike. Glad you enjoyed it!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: gonzodamus on April 14, 2010, 08:49:45 PM
Cinester Theater - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Oh man, this was great.  Loved the calls of "Ninja" every time the turtles did things non-ninjaey.  (yes, ninjaey)   And holy crap, that Milon's Secret Castle reference came out of nowhere.  Awesome.

One thing I'd recommend for the future though is saying each other's names more often so we  know who's who.  I think the only time you really do is during the intro.  It's not a huge thing, mind you.  It's not essential for the jokes or anything, but it's nice to be able to remember which of you is which.  :p
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on April 14, 2010, 09:26:00 PM
Cinester Theater - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Oh man, this was great.  Loved the calls of "Ninja" every time the turtles did things non-ninjaey.  (yes, ninjaey)   And holy crap, that Milon's Secret Castle reference came out of nowhere.  Awesome.

One thing I'd recommend for the future though is saying each other's names more often so we  know who's who.  I think the only time you really do is during the intro.  It's not a huge thing, mind you.  It's not essential for the jokes or anything, but it's nice to be able to remember which of you is which.  :p

 It helps to remember that I'm the pretty one, and Keith is the one who can be counted on to always have gum.

 Glad you liked the riff! It's one of our favorites, we had a lot of fun writing and recording it. I can't remember if that's the one we finished writing in like two days (that may have been RoboCop), but overall it was a breeze to get through and a lot of fun.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Moca Java on April 15, 2010, 06:56:36 PM
Quiptracks - The Happening.

Excellent job, I really enjoyed this one. The imitations of John  Leguizamo's voice cracked me up every time. Thought you were  a tad rough on the child actor though, I didn't think she was that bad.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on April 16, 2010, 09:01:54 PM
In the midst of watching Cinester Theater's Back to the Future after buying it awhile back.  So far I like it a lot better than the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles riff, but there's still some slow spots where it's pretty much just pointing out what's happening.  The "Foreshadowing" joke really sticks out and got annoying because it's not really a joke.  It's just loudly acknowledging that there's foreshadowing going on.  The sound quality bothers me a little too, mostly the breathing into the microphone (which from the sound of the samples I've heard has already been fixed in future releases).  I've really liked most of the material on Doc Brown though, and the running jokes about Jesus being born around Hill Valley might be my biggest laughs so far.  If more thoughts occur to me as I watch I'll keep postin' 'em.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on April 18, 2010, 06:09:45 PM
Hor-Riff-ic Productions Friday the 13th part 4 - How many more ways can I say they are awesome?! I think it's hilarious that they recap the previous movies in a montage when it's OBVIOUS that the "continuity" doesn't make any sense at all. Especially considering that this movie strives for nothing more than to be the most derivative slasher movie ever (It even has a red herring character in it! Why do you have a red herring in a movie when we know from the get go that Jason is the killer?!).

"Look, it's Wessex County. No wonder this place is always crawling with horny teens."

"Oh man, I accidentally rented Taints of Titanium. I wanted Buns of Steel."

"If just one person slips on that banana peel during the final chase scen it'll have all been worth it."

"I think he just gave the sign to bunt."

"Aaaaand BRIS!"

I loved the running gag about the stick being snapped.

"Rob has taken the bold choice to actively search for Jason. Lets see how that turns out."

"What's with the eyeliner, kid? You look like a Goth easter egg."

The running gag with the boyfriend yelling things after he was dead was great. But I think in the movie him actually yelling "He's killing me!" was even funnier. Not to mention the final girl hurling HERSELF through a second story window.


Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invader_quirk on April 23, 2010, 06:54:59 AM
I recently watched New Moon with Ice on Mars and subsequently Rifftrax, and Ice on Mars' take was a lot more entertaining. Great job, guys. Everybody should be sure to check it out.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on April 23, 2010, 07:01:56 AM
Hor-Riff-ic Productions Friday the 13th part 4 - How many more ways can I say they are awesome?!
Beat's me but keep trying.  ;D

"Look, it's Wessex County. No wonder this place is always crawling with horny teens."

"Oh man, I accidentally rented Taints of Titanium. I wanted Buns of Steel."

"If just one person slips on that banana peel during the final chase scen it'll have all been worth it."

"I think he just gave the sign to bunt."

"Aaaaand BRIS!"

I loved the running gag about the stick being snapped.

"Rob has taken the bold choice to actively search for Jason. Lets see how that turns out."

"What's with the eyeliner, kid? You look like a Goth easter egg."


Wow, all these span a lot of different writer including us.  Great work everybody.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on April 23, 2010, 07:24:51 AM
I recently watched New Moon with Ice on Mars and subsequently Rifftrax, and Ice on Mars' take was a lot more entertaining. Great job, guys. Everybody should be sure to check it out.
Oh, yeah, I still gotta check that one out.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 23, 2010, 08:06:20 AM
I recently watched New Moon with Ice on Mars and subsequently Rifftrax, and Ice on Mars' take was a lot more entertaining. Great job, guys. Everybody should be sure to check it out.

I'll just copy/paste my thoughts from the QuipTracks forum:
Quote from: Myself on another forum
Finally watched this a few days ago! I was shocked to see that Bella became even dumber.

I loved the riff, even though a lot of it went over my head either because of references I didn't get or I just missed what was said. Of course the Jasper stuff is always funny. I liked the "jump on my face!" running joke and the "What about Charlie?!" stuff (Why was everyone so concerned about that guy? I mean aside from not beating Bella enough, he was the best character in the movie, but still...)

I liked the voicework of everyone involved, although if there were two guys involved, as I sometimes suspected, I had a hard time telling them apart.

The movie may have been a soul-crushing 2hrs and 10min (and I heard they cut out a whole chapter's worth of Bella staring out her window), but you guys made it fly by. I thank you for that.

Oh, and one more thing: Who the hell THROWS pizza? If they hadn't montaged into Jacob catching a wrench, there would have been an awkward scene where he fails to catch a slice of pizza, burning his hand with scalding sauce and backhanding Bella for ruining a good slice of Papa Johns.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: blumanchu on April 23, 2010, 02:53:23 PM
My 2 cents on some watched over the last few months:

Cinester Theater:
Resident Evil - YES! What a great riff this was. One of the things I like best about this crew is they have very good "voices" for this art. 2/3 snark and 1/3 incredulous just makes their jokes funnier to me. They put alot of personality into their delivery.

Quiptracks:
Van Helsing - One of my favorite iriffs I've ever heard. My daughter and I went back through it right after it ended to find our favorite riffs. That "pun-o-meter" or whatever that thing was called had us rolling.
Sky Captain - Another homerun for these guys. Some of the best writing. Favorite line: "Bi-Captain & The World of Tomorrow" (I don't want to explain the context)
The Core - not as strong as the other 2 mentioned but definitely worth a view. I can't imagine these guys putting out a clunker.

One Wall Cinema:
Enter the Lone Ranger: Have had multiple viewings of this as I've made friends and family watch. Absolutely hilarious. The interaction between the guys is great and very genuine in the fun they seem to have and rubs off on the viewers. Great work!

Best Friends B-Movie Bonanza:
Deadtime Stories: Took a stab at this one since the iRiff  system has been down the last 72 months and wanted to try a new team. Where have these guys been hiding? A hilarious effort complete with skits and great riff writing. I hope they come out with more stuff!

Harass Bastards:
Return of the Jedi - ugh - hate to give folks the thumbs down but I just didn't get this. I don't know if they were doing this unscripted or improv but didn't work for me. Didn't make it halfway thru before turning it off.

One Man Band:
Mortal Kombat: Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! What a perfect movie to riff and the riffs come fast and furious. Almost sounds like there are two of them doing the jokes. For one guy he brings very good energy. Excellent writing.

I'll try to post more later. A lot of talent here!










Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on April 23, 2010, 04:01:19 PM
My 2 cents on some watched over the last few months:

One Wall Cinema:
Enter the Lone Ranger: Have had multiple viewings of this as I've made friends and family watch. Absolutely hilarious. The interaction between the guys is great and very genuine in the fun they seem to have and rubs off on the viewers. Great work!

Thanks!  We had a blast making that one!  (And I'll admit that when I was on my way home today I saw a Colby college bumper sticker and I giggled a little since it reminded me of that running gag.)  I'd be interested to see what you think of our Burn-E sing-along riff.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: zenmichael on April 23, 2010, 05:01:45 PM
Best Friends B-Movie Bonanza:
Deadtime Stories: Took a stab at this one since the iRiff  system has been down the last 72 months and wanted to try a new team. Where have these guys been hiding? A hilarious effort complete with skits and great riff writing. I hope they come out with more stuff!

I'm glad you liked those guys; you'd be able to tell my huge love for them if the comments were still up. They're working on another one (can't for the life of me remember the name now) but have gotten kind of sidetracked. I've talked to Matt a few times via email and he seems a really nice guy. If you search around some you can find a TON of short films from these guys, most of a kind of "League of Gentlemen" horror/comedy vein. Start here:

http://www.myspace.com/philistineproductions
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: SJP on April 23, 2010, 06:09:48 PM
Quiptracks:
Van Helsing - One of my favorite iriffs I've ever heard. My daughter and I went back through it right after it ended to find our favorite riffs. That "pun-o-meter" or whatever that thing was called had us rolling.
I do agree with this.  Not so much the pun-o-meter but the first 10 minutes or so just had me going constantly.  That, and the Igor "dance floor" routine still gets me.

One Man Band:
Mortal Kombat: Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! What a perfect movie to riff and the riffs come fast and furious. Almost sounds like there are two of them doing the jokes. For one guy he brings very good energy. Excellent writing.

Funny you should mention two people, considering what I did in my "Stupend-O" skits for Terminator: Salvation.  Well, that is if you decide to watch the Stupend-O version... ;D Anyway, glad you liked MK.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on April 23, 2010, 06:33:50 PM
Quiptracks:
Van Helsing - One of my favorite iriffs I've ever heard. My daughter and I went back through it right after it ended to find our favorite riffs. That "pun-o-meter" or whatever that thing was called had us rolling.
I do agree with this.  Not so much the pun-o-meter but the first 10 minutes or so just had me going constantly.  That, and the Igor "dance floor" routine still gets me.

"Pass out more glow sticks! The people on the dance floor are starting to get bored."
Agreed, my favorite of theirs.

Quiptracks:


I can't imagine these guys putting out a clunker.
They haven't. Definitely one of the reliable riffing groups.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 23, 2010, 07:43:13 PM
TreacheRiffs: Congo

This was my first TR, and I loved it! I will definitely be putting Lost in Space on my Netflix queue. I always love when the riffers have a lot of energy, and they certainly kept the energy up in this one with good ridiculous voices (Tim Curry was a gold mine of ridiculousness) and banter between riffers. I should note that some of the in-studio schticks fell flat (and there were several horrendous puns) but most of the time it worked. In some cases it even saved a not-so-great joke.

Specific lines of great hilarity:
LLLLLOOK! (every time)
The silverback dialog.
"Cannonba-AUGH!"

We seem to have very close taste in references; I got almost all of them, which is unusual.

Anyway, really great riff.  :clap:
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on April 24, 2010, 12:55:19 PM
Ice on Mars New Moon - This was great! At least as good as the Rifftrax.

One of the riffers sounds like MarzGirl from That Guy With The Glasses.

So why does Jacob have to cut his hair OFF, when he becomes a werewolf?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 24, 2010, 05:28:41 PM
One Wall Cinema: BURN-E Sing Along

Of course, you can't expect a lot of laugh-out-loud jokes going into this 7min medley of parody songs (including some from Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat)óit's just not a "jokey" kind of deal. For what it was, however, I really enjoyed this little experiment. Of course, I'm probably the last person to download the track, so why am I describing it like an Amazon.com synopsis?

The pertinent information is that it gave me enough of a taste of your style and abilities to inspire me to try some of your other stuff. I'll probably get Lone Ranger on my next iLoad.

Incidentally, I think the apology song over the credits was actually my favorite, and I enjoyed the outtakes too.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on April 24, 2010, 05:59:27 PM
One Wall Cinema: BURN-E Sing Along

Of course, you can't expect a lot of laugh-out-loud jokes going into this 7min medley of parody songs (including some from Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat)óit's just not a "jokey" kind of deal. For what it was, however, I really enjoyed this little experiment. Of course, I'm probably the last person to download the track, so why am I describing it like an Amazon.com synopsis?

The pertinent information is that it gave me enough of a taste of your style and abilities to inspire me to try some of your other stuff. I'll probably get Lone Ranger on my next iLoad.

Incidentally, I think the apology song over the credits was actually my favorite, and I enjoyed the outtakes too.

Thanks!  It definitely was a project we were a little nervous about doing since it's completely different than any other riff.  We really didn't know if people would flat out hate it because it was so different.  (The apology song is probably my favorite as well.  I'm pretty proud of that one.)

Lone Ranger on the other hand... once you get past the first few minutes is pretty rapid fire with the jokes.  (With a bit of singing here & there, but not nearly to the extent of Burn-E.)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: blumanchu on April 27, 2010, 07:40:31 AM
Catching up on another round of short opinions:

Quiptracks:
Did a doubleheader this weekend with the Hulk and Lady in the Water:
Hulk: great work again boys - this film is definitely Twilight meets gamma rays, such a downer that I think the ONLY way one can watch it is with your commentary. As solid as any of your riffs and highly recommended.

Lady in the Water: This one gets a lot of hype on the forum here and rightfully so. Great writing and energy. This movie is so godawful, my daughter and I couldn't believe someone would actually release this! Your riff offers consistent laughs all the way through. Definitely in my top 3 of your riffs.

Ice on Mars - Twilight: I am gearing up mentally to watch New Moon from the Guys and thought I would pop in Twilight again but instead of rewatching Rifftrax version I downloaded this one to try a new take. I'm so glad I did because this crew definitely nailed it. Sharp, sharp writing and great delivery by all the riffers I was laughing hard thruout. I will definitely pick up their new moon effort as well. Highly recommended.

That Guy with the Glasses - Lion King: Meh....I really didn't connect with this one. I found most of the jokes pretty obvious and the sound quality was terrible. How did this win the iRiff contest last year? It took me a while to dig up a copy of the Lion King and was really dissappointed in this one. Maybe my hopes were too high with all the hype from their win? I just never felt a connection with the riffers on this one and was tempted to turn it off but stuck with it waiting for some magic to happen...it didn't.

Treacheriffs - Congo: What an excellent one-two punch this crew has had with Lost in Space and now Congo. If these guys put out a couple more like this they will definitely be mentioned among the Tier One riffers like Cinester, Quiptracks and Hor-Riff-ic. Lost in Space was so incredible I wasn't sure how Congo would compare but to me I found this to be a better, tighter overall package. You can tell they worked so hard on the writing and delivery and it was just a great performance. Will be rewatching this one soon. SUPER HIGH RECOMMENDATION!

Disciples of Golan: Superman 4 The Quest for Peace: I had high hopes for this one as the samples they posted were very funny. Unfortunately those were the best riffs from the movie and the rest didn't hold up for me. Felt it was pretty flat all the way thru. They showed some flashes here and there and I bet their next one will be much better.

Will post more later. Get the friggin iRiff system working again!!!  :angry:
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: MICRORIFFS on April 27, 2010, 08:02:40 AM
I second that emoti-con
Get the friggin iRiff system working again!!!  :angry:
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: David on April 27, 2010, 09:50:25 AM
That Guy with the Glasses - Lion King: Meh....I really didn't connect with this one. I found most of the jokes pretty obvious and the sound quality was terrible. How did this win the iRiff contest last year? It took me a while to dig up a copy of the Lion King and was really dissappointed in this one. Maybe my hopes were too high with all the hype from their win? I just never felt a connection with the riffers on this one and was tempted to turn it off but stuck with it waiting for some magic to happen...it didn't.

Two words: Preexisting fanbase.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on April 27, 2010, 01:42:14 PM
That Guy with the Glasses - Lion King: Meh....I really didn't connect with this one. I found most of the jokes pretty obvious and the sound quality was terrible. How did this win the iRiff contest last year? It took me a while to dig up a copy of the Lion King and was really dissappointed in this one. Maybe my hopes were too high with all the hype from their win? I just never felt a connection with the riffers on this one and was tempted to turn it off but stuck with it waiting for some magic to happen...it didn't.

Two words: Preexisting fanbase.

pretty much, though thier Batman Forever riff was a huge improvement.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: stansimpson on April 27, 2010, 02:03:13 PM
That Guy with the Glasses - Lion King: Meh....I really didn't connect with this one. I found most of the jokes pretty obvious and the sound quality was terrible. How did this win the iRiff contest last year? It took me a while to dig up a copy of the Lion King and was really dissappointed in this one. Maybe my hopes were too high with all the hype from their win? I just never felt a connection with the riffers on this one and was tempted to turn it off but stuck with it waiting for some magic to happen...it didn't.

Two words: Preexisting fanbase.

pretty much, though thier Batman Forever riff was a huge improvement.
With the RiffTrax crew offering tips and help, I should hope so.

Couldn't have said it better myself, David.  I really expected more from TGWTG.  I love his Nostalgia Critic but on Lion King, he just seemed out of his element.


Treacheriffs - Congo: What an excellent one-two punch this crew has had with Lost in Space and now Congo. If these guys put out a couple more like this they will definitely be mentioned among the Tier One riffers like Cinester, Quiptracks and Hor-Riff-ic. Lost in Space was so incredible I wasn't sure how Congo would compare but to me I found this to be a better, tighter overall package. You can tell they worked so hard on the writing and delivery and it was just a great performance. Will be rewatching this one soon. SUPER HIGH RECOMMENDATION!
Thanks a whole heap load for the recommendation, blumanchu.  It really pleases us to hear such high praise.  And thanks for noticing the hard work that went into making them.  I can't even begin to recount the rigmarole that we went through to get them just the way we wanted 'em.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on April 27, 2010, 06:24:55 PM
That Guy with the Glasses - Lion King: Meh....I really didn't connect with this one. I found most of the jokes pretty obvious and the sound quality was terrible. How did this win the iRiff contest last year? It took me a while to dig up a copy of the Lion King and was really dissappointed in this one. Maybe my hopes were too high with all the hype from their win? I just never felt a connection with the riffers on this one and was tempted to turn it off but stuck with it waiting for some magic to happen...it didn't.

Two words: Preexisting fanbase.

pretty much, though thier Batman Forever riff was a huge improvement.
With the RiffTrax crew offering tips and help, I should hope so.

Couldn't have said it better myself, David.  I really expected more from TGWTG.  I love his Nostalgia Critic but on Lion King, he just seemed out of his element.


Me, I loved their Lion King riff. Didn't vote for him though, I wanted Quiptracks to win.
Too bad the movie is so difficult to find to rent.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 27, 2010, 08:28:42 PM
TreacheRiffs: Lost in Space

Another winner! Or, since I'm watching these in reverse order, I should say "A first, but soon to be reprized winner!" There were too many laugh-out-loud lines to even begin listing themóonce again before, it was the energy and chemistry that sustained this riff. Interestingly, while Congo has/will have a slow(ish) start and finish strong, this one starts strong and winds down after they crash on the planet. There's still good stuff there, but there's not as much action and flopping around in the movie, and the riffing slows down too.

I really loved the argument over the credits, too. Great job, guys. It makes me proud to announce that QuipTracks.com will be hosting the TreacheRiffs catalog soon, including two new shorts (exclusively, for a limited time)! W00t!  :highfive:
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: David on May 02, 2010, 12:14:31 AM
I really loved the argument over the credits, too. Great job, guys. It makes me proud to announce that QuipTracks.com will be hosting the TreacheRiffs catalog soon, including two new shorts (exclusively, for a limited time)! W00t!  :highfive:

How soon, and how limited of a time?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: stansimpson on May 02, 2010, 01:05:33 AM
I really loved the argument over the credits, too. Great job, guys. It makes me proud to announce that QuipTracks.com will be hosting the TreacheRiffs catalog soon, including two new shorts (exclusively, for a limited time)! W00t!  :highfive:

How soon, and how limited of a time?
At first, I was thinkin a week, but now I'm settling more on (minimally) a month.  And if iRiffs is still not up by then, then of course it'll just be longer.  ;)  As for when, well, I'll let QuipTracks fill ya in on that.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invader_quirk on May 02, 2010, 06:22:43 AM
I'm going to TRY to get those up later today, but I'm not really the guy who knows how to do that. Tristan's the one who does all that and he's in Minneapolis 'til tomorrow.

EDIT: They're just about ready to go (done with descriptions, images, etc), but I'm having issues with the downloading itself. I'll have Tristan get them up and running as soon as he gets home.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Rattrap007 on May 07, 2010, 11:42:24 PM
Hor-Riff-ics Gremlins - I bought it a month or so ago and forgot about it because i didn't have time to get to it at the time. Hilarious! One of their best...
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on May 08, 2010, 04:52:15 PM
Hor-Riff-ics Gremlins - I bought it a month or so ago and forgot about it because i didn't have time to get to it at the time. Hilarious! One of their best...
Glad you liked it. I am sad I can't gloat anymore about exclusivity, though.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on May 08, 2010, 05:27:57 PM
Hor-Riff-ics Gremlins - I bought it a month or so ago and forgot about it because i didn't have time to get to it at the time. Hilarious! One of their best...
Glad you liked it. I am sad I can't gloat anymore about exclusivity, though.

Who knows, if the site goes down after we before we upload Leprechaun and you've submissted a script,  you all might get to be in the secret download club again.  :highfive:

1st. rule of secret download club is that you don't talk about secret download club, unless it is to rub others face in it.  In that specific case the 1st rule is to do so mercilessly.

2nd rule.....there are no more rules.

3rd rule.....no diving.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on May 08, 2010, 08:32:34 PM
Hor-Riff-ics Gremlins - I bought it a month or so ago and forgot about it because i didn't have time to get to it at the time. Hilarious! One of their best...
Glad you liked it. I am sad I can't gloat anymore about exclusivity, though.

Who knows, if the site goes down after we before we upload Leprechaun and you've submissted a script,  you all might get to be in the secret download club again.  :highfive:

1st. rule of secret download club is that you don't talk about secret download club, unless it is to rub others face in it.  In that specific case the 1st rule is to do so mercilessly.

2nd rule.....there are no more rules.

3rd rule.....no diving.
4 th rule. No poofdas.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: MICRORIFFS on May 08, 2010, 09:44:22 PM
Australia Australia Australia We love you Amen
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on May 08, 2010, 10:24:33 PM
Howls of derisive laughter, Bruce!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: lonesock on May 19, 2010, 09:17:31 AM
OK, I know I'm late to this particular party, but I just watched BURN-E and enjoyed it very much!  My absolute favorite line: "What does he want a cookie now?"  This was very fun, including the bonus song & outtakes.  I know the audio wasn't produced by "THE Bruce Dickinson" (the distinct lack of cowbell gives it away), but I've done some recording and hobby-level mixing in the past and it isn't easy.  In summary, well done guys!  I regret that I have but two thumbs to raise for my review.

Jonathan
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: SJP on May 19, 2010, 07:23:57 PM
All right, Round 1:

1. Bicycle Safety by Dan Iorizzo: A good first effort...and, well, good for any effort, actually.  Excellent recording setup (clear without blowout), good delivery, and clever writing.  At 99 cents, it's a good bet, and I look forward to more.

2. Back to the Future 3: What can I say?  Tons of fun.  Congrats to all the other writers, this was a good one.  And let's face it, I love the Doc Brown voice.  Mad Dog counting was also great ("and now the two minute warning!").

Now to rate and, then watch...how many more of these things?  Ohhhh, I have writing to do!  Damn, lousy entertainment!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Alex From Watchalong on May 20, 2010, 11:46:50 AM
I finished watching Spacecamp by Watch Along. Really good riff by some funny guys. They are a bit more aggressive than I normally hear... but if that doesn't bother you, its definitely a good buy. My best description is that they attack the movie... without the whole "I hate the movie" filler. At times they reminded me a bit of harass bastards because they really did sound like they were having a really good time. Audio quality is top notch and no sync problems. Although the aggressiveness of some of the humor wasn't necessarily to my liking, I can appreciate the high quality riff these guys produced and I did enjoy the riff immensely. Bravo!

We are happy to hear someone liked Space Camp. Maybe someday we will finish recording "Maximum Overdrive" and I haven't uploaded "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble" yet because of technical issues but you can watch the first 15 minutes here: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.channel&ContributorID=35497328
 (http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.channel&ContributorID=35497328)

So thanks again for all the nice comments and emails,
I guarantee that "Maximum Overdrive" will be the best Riff
anyone has ever seen! So be prepared.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: SJP on May 20, 2010, 12:02:49 PM
So thanks again for all the nice comments and emails,
I guarantee that "Maximum Overdrive" will be the best Riff
anyone has ever seen! So be prepared.

"They think I'm insane...THEY are the ones who are insane!  I'll have riffs the size they've never SEEN before!"

*pause*

*pause*

"Sargassum." ;D

In seriousness, Maxmum Overdrive is a worthy target.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: fireyf on May 20, 2010, 12:57:28 PM
Just watched Cinester Theater's Back to the Future Part III.  Absolutely hilarious.  Granted I did watch it after getting up at 5 am after 4 hours of sleep, working 9 hours, spending 2 hours with a bunch of crazy teenagers, and it was ten o'clock at night all leaving me very susceptible to laughter but I think I would have been laughing no matter what.  So many great riffs I don't know where to begin.  I actually like these movies but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy a good riffing of them.  My only regret is that I didn't get past the first half hour in writing my submission.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Alex From Watchalong on May 20, 2010, 03:52:05 PM
So thanks again for all the nice comments and emails,
I guarantee that "Maximum Overdrive" will be the best Riff
anyone has ever seen! So be prepared.

"They think I'm insane...THEY are the ones who are insane!  I'll have riffs the size they've never SEEN before!"

*pause*

*pause*

"Sargassum." ;D

In seriousness, Maxmum Overdrive is a worthy target.

Yes I haven't even seen it all together yet, but the scenes I have seen
haven't been seen by anyone else and are some of the funniest
I have ever seen of my own work.


Do you see?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: SJP on May 20, 2010, 03:54:55 PM
I do.  I just saw the "has ever seen" and it reminded me of Blood Waters of Dr. Z/ZaAt! enough to make a quick joke.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Alex From Watchalong on May 20, 2010, 04:53:23 PM
Oh, I'm really sashaying through the sarcasm.

Gotcha!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: torgosPizza on May 20, 2010, 05:10:57 PM
You guys can comment on iRiffs once again ;)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on May 20, 2010, 05:29:34 PM
You guys can comment on iRiffs once again ;)

Well now what am I supposed to complain about?  :D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on May 21, 2010, 07:23:19 PM
iJust finished watching TreacheRiffs Congo. Good job again, guys.  I particularly liked the Beaker jokes. I didn't get the resemblance of the main guy to Patrick Swayse, though. I thought he kind of looked more like Steve Guttenberg, myself.

As for the movie... wow. Who would have thought a movie about some scientist nerds, a hot chick who works for an evil Joe Don Baker, Dr. Frankenfurter imitating (poorly) Borat, and that other guy from Ghostbusters trying to take a guy in a cheap gorilla suit to Africa for some diamonds would be stupid? While Bruce Campbell isn't at his best in his little screentime, he was at least still cool. Joe Don Baker on the other hand was awful, even by his low standards. The only guy who comes out of this whole crapfest with any dignity is Ernie Hudson, who acts like he in a whole other movie. Not Ghostbusters, but still a movie a hell of a lot better than this.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on May 23, 2010, 07:08:52 PM
RoninFox Wizard of Oz - This was awesome! Really good riffing from you guys (as usual). Loved all the song lyrics. And you had a Darkwing Duck reference! Awesome!

I was hoping for a Quiptracks reference in the Kansas portions, though.

"What a pu-FAMily film."

I was really surprised to learn that apparently I've never actually watched all of this movie before. I had seen portions here and there, of course. But I had just assumed I had watched it a long time ago.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on May 24, 2010, 03:07:48 PM
RoninFox Wizard of Oz - This was awesome! Really good riffing from you guys (as usual). Loved all the song lyrics. And you had a Darkwing Duck reference! Awesome!

I was hoping for a Quiptracks reference in the Kansas portions, though.

"What a pu-FAMily film."

I was really surprised to learn that apparently I've never actually watched all of this movie before. I had seen portions here and there, of course. But I had just assumed I had watched it a long time ago.

I get the feeling there's just some scenes that are more powerful and stick with you better than others.  When I first watched it again to make the riff I was surprised at things I didn't remember, like the fact that they carried weapons when they first went to find the Witch.  Seeing Scarecrow with a gun was a major mindf***.  Also, this is probably the kind of movie that you all watched as a family when you were a kid, but then you got bored and wandered off for a few minutes to play with some toy.

And the Wizard is a complete irredeemable ass.

Glad you enjoyed the riff.  First real feedback I've gotten too, so thank you.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on May 24, 2010, 04:24:23 PM

And the Wizard is a complete irredeemable ass.

:D Yeah. Same with the "Good Witch", too. I liked all the calling her out on the dangerous things she does to Dorothy.
And you had a Jamie Hynemen reference! nice.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: fireyf on May 24, 2010, 06:38:07 PM

And the Wizard is a complete irredeemable ass.

:D Yeah. Same with the "Good Witch", too. I liked all the calling her out on the dangerous things she does to Dorothy.
And you had a Jamie Hynemen reference! nice.
A Mythbusters Reference.  You're going to make me go out and rent this movie aren't you.  I'm not sure I'm comfortable with a copy of the Wizard of Oz in my possession.  Well, I'll put it on my Netflix queue.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: stansimpson on May 24, 2010, 08:57:50 PM

And the Wizard is a complete irredeemable ass.


"WIZARD.  OF.  ASS!!!"  --Betty White, SNL 5/8/2010
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: NRRork on May 24, 2010, 09:39:09 PM
Yeah, I really want to check out that Wizard of Oz one.

One of these days we'll able to buy iRiffs again, by God!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on May 24, 2010, 09:44:44 PM
Yeah, I really want to check out that Wizard of Oz one.

One of these days we'll able to buy iRiffs again, by God!
If you request to join the riffing group that makes that iRiff (RoninFox, in this case) then that will allow you to see the page to buy it.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Corny Commentaries on May 26, 2010, 07:24:41 PM
Super random questions; did anyone here recently pick up our new riff "School Rules: How They Help Us"? I only ask because so far we've already had 3 sales on it and I've barely done any publicity...pretty awesome :-D

If you have gotten it; any thoughts?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Dale Zawada on June 04, 2010, 03:01:02 PM
I just finished watching Hor-riff-ic Sleepaway Camp.  Good stuff.  I suggest it if you haven't.

"fly strip"
"my untainted virginity looks pretty nice."

It was my first re-author job and the DVD skips every now and then, if anyone knows what I messed up on, could you shoot me a PM?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on June 04, 2010, 06:22:14 PM
I just finished watching Hor-riff-ic Sleepaway Camp.  Good stuff.  I suggest it if you haven't.

Thanks!  ;D

It was my first re-author job and the DVD skips every now and then, if anyone knows what I messed up on, could you shoot me a PM?

 :-\  Sorry, never had any issues with our reauthor.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Dale Zawada on June 13, 2010, 12:15:50 AM
Just got done with Hor-RIFF-ic: Gremlins.  Very good.  The torgo\santa line was worth the price of admission, er, download.

Bought a handful of other riffs(riff raf, cinester, one man band, and more) to watch this week. 
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on June 13, 2010, 01:03:46 AM
I just finished watching Hor-riff-ic Sleepaway Camp.  Good stuff.  I suggest it if you haven't.

"fly strip"
"my untainted virginity looks pretty nice."

It was my first re-author job and the DVD skips every now and then, if anyone knows what I messed up on, could you shoot me a PM?

If it plays fine on your computer, it could be that your burn didn't  come out right. Try burning at a lower speed or use different media. Some dvd players are picky when it comes to recordable discs.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on June 14, 2010, 05:58:22 AM
Watching Cinester Theater's ET a while ago I was reminded of something that bugged me even watching it years ago. The older brother is on the football team?! Look at this kid! Bad teeth aside (God knows how he uses a mouth guard), he's the scrawniest footballer I've ever seen. Yeah, he's not supposed to be all that old, but who's their Offesive Lineman? Eddie Deezen?!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on June 14, 2010, 10:26:38 PM
Watching Cinester Theater's ET a while ago I was reminded of something that bugged me even watching it years ago. The older brother is on the football team?! Look at this kid! Bad teeth aside (God knows how he uses a mouth guard), he's the scrawniest footballer I've ever seen. Yeah, he's not supposed to be all that old, but who's their Offesive Lineman? Eddie Deezen?!

 I'm pretty sure that kid walked in on Spielberg and George Lucas trying to sneak a dead hooker out the backdoor of a Motel 6, and the only way they could get him to shut up was to promise him a movie career. Then, after watching his performance in ET, they decided to just go ahead and kill him, too.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on June 15, 2010, 05:58:02 AM
Watching Cinester Theater's ET a while ago I was reminded of something that bugged me even watching it years ago. The older brother is on the football team?! Look at this kid! Bad teeth aside (God knows how he uses a mouth guard), he's the scrawniest footballer I've ever seen. Yeah, he's not supposed to be all that old, but who's their Offesive Lineman? Eddie Deezen?!

 I'm pretty sure that kid walked in on Spielberg and George Lucas trying to sneak a dead hooker out the backdoor of a Motel 6, and the only way they could get him to shut up was to promise him a movie career. Then, after watching his performance in ET, they decided to just go ahead and kill him, too.
As good an explanation as any.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on June 15, 2010, 09:16:46 PM
Quiptracks GATTACA - Excellent (as always) riffing on this...really boring movie. I don't see how some people like this movie, it's so boring and sterile and lifeless. Everybody walks around so stiff I expect them to be Replicants from Blade Runner  :P.

I learned that in a very boring future our astronauts are office workers in three piece suits.

I learned that after having a wild night of sex, you should be more worried about the stray hair on a pillow than all the sweat in the sheets and any stray pools of SPERM.

The piano solo song is my favorite bit. It's awesome!

Likely cause of death: Knife fight with a nun.
Do not ignore my veins!
It makes me giddy with joy just thinking about it. (the performance is what makes it great)
It's upside down, the machine is on.
Now this one's got an olive in it!
His eyes are Zip-loc bags filled with Lime-ade. No lenses could correct this.
Look, I was ordered to cut off his escape and that's what I'm doing.
I'VE matured since childhood! No, I'VE matured since childhood!

Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on June 15, 2010, 10:11:41 PM
Quiptracks GATTACA - Excellent (as always) riffing on this...really boring movie. I don't see how some people like this movie, it's so boring and sterile and lifeless. Everybody walks around so stiff I expect them to be Replicants from Blade Runner  :P.

I actually enjoyed Gattaca non-riffed...  I think the movie would have completely missed its message had everyone been full of life. It is sort of the theme of the movie.  Hopefully I can check out this riff soon!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: spaceforarent on June 17, 2010, 10:40:35 AM
Hor-RIFF-ic's Gremlins. My first of their riffs, and now I think I have to check out more of theirs. Good thing I have Netflix.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: NRRork on June 19, 2010, 10:27:35 AM
Watching Cinester Theater's ET a while ago I was reminded of something that bugged me even watching it years ago. The older brother is on the football team?! Look at this kid! Bad teeth aside (God knows how he uses a mouth guard), he's the scrawniest footballer I've ever seen. Yeah, he's not supposed to be all that old, but who's their Offesive Lineman? Eddie Deezen?!

 I'm pretty sure that kid walked in on Spielberg and George Lucas trying to sneak a dead hooker out the backdoor of a Motel 6, and the only way they could get him to shut up was to promise him a movie career. Then, after watching his performance in ET, they decided to just go ahead and kill him, too.
As good an explanation as any.

It's also how Jake Lloyd got his role in Episode I.

I think Lucas should've just let him tell the world about the dead hooker, I think Star Wars fans would've been more willing to forgive that.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on June 21, 2010, 01:04:33 AM
"Planet of the Apes" by FilmQuips

 Wow, this was a pleasant surprise. Riffs without samples tend to send up warning flags for me (in general, I just avoid them altogether), but since we're planning to do this movie, I thought it was important that I check this one out.

 First off, let me say that the voicework on this one is excellent. It's one riffer doing two separate voices, which is an approach that I've seen before that I didn't really like, but the second voice is used sparingly enough (and performed well enough) that it works for this one. The delivery is great all the way through, and the sound quality is top notch.

 The writing is also pretty strong all the way through. There were a few jokes (not too many, thankfully) that we had thought off that we're going to have to cut out because they appeared in this riff first. I was an especially big fan off all the "This is Tim Burton..." jokes, and some of the use of sound-effects were just perfect.

 But that actually brings me to my only major complaint for this riff: the sound effects. Keith and I have dabbled in them a little, and I know a few riff groups that use them to great effect, but I feel like this riff actually illustrates one of the pitfalls of sound-effects: they become too easy to use. As an example, I was thoroughly tired of the spring sound effect every time the monkeys jump by the end of this riff. It felt kind of like lazy writing (which is a shame, because the writing almost everywhere else was excellent), and I worry that people who want to use sound effects will suddenly find it too easy to just slap one in there without coming up with a fresh joke. Running jokes are fine (in fact, they're excellent when used properly), and sound-effects as  running joke can be great (the shotgun-cocking from RoninFox's "Masters of the Universe" springs to mind), but I feel like that's a tricky tightrope to walk. Each new incidence of the sound effect could be the time that sours your audience on it entirely, which is bad news if you've still got five or ten more on the way.

 Another fairly minor complaint is the sync-voice. The second-voice on this track doubles as the sync voice, which is occasionally confusing when you're not immediately sure if the voice is meant as a sync-line or a riff. Lots of other groups do it this way, and for the most part nobody complains, so this is probably just an issue that bothers me, and it's a pretty minor one at that.

 Finally (and this may tie in to the above paragraph), I had a little trouble getting this one synced up. There was a bit of pausing of both the track and the DVD... the instructions at the beginning give you both a visual cue to sync with as well as tell you "unpause this track at 31 seconds in"... using the visual cue worked a lot better, and the visual cue came like five full seconds before the prescribed 31 seconds. It's not a major headache, though- you should be able to get it synced pretty well by using the visual cue.

 Overall, I'd recommend picking this one up, perhaps as a two-fer when Cinester Theater's riff of this movie comes out in the next few weeks. Really solid performance, especially considering it's a one-man job, and the writing is, for the most part, really strong all the way through. I'd like to see more from this group.... how about it, FilmQuips? You still around?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: David on June 21, 2010, 12:24:54 PM
how about it, FilmQuips? You still around?

That's a good question. I don't think the guy ever posted about it here. Or has an iRiff page outside the Planet of the Apes product page. Or has a webpage that I can find.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on June 22, 2010, 02:19:36 AM
how about it, FilmQuips? You still around?

That's a good question. I don't think the guy ever posted about it here. Or has an iRiff page outside the Planet of the Apes product page. Or has a webpage that I can find.

 Incidentally, if anyone is having trouble finding this one, the URL is here: http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/planet-apes-2001
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on June 29, 2010, 06:37:06 PM
Hor-Riff-ic Productions Frogs - This was another really good one. Great work, guys! My favorite line was probably "Think fast, kids!"
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on June 30, 2010, 07:54:21 AM
Hor-Riff-ic Productions Frogs - This was another really good one. Great work, guys! My favorite line was probably "Think fast, kids!"

Really?  Huh, I just made that on up and left it in. 
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Asbestos Bill on June 30, 2010, 08:40:51 AM
Hor-Riff-ic Productions Frogs - This was another really good one. Great work, guys! My favorite line was probably "Think fast, kids!"

Really?  Huh, I just made that on up and left it in. 

Sometimes the adlibs are the best.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: fireyf on July 01, 2010, 07:38:41 PM
I just finished Horr-Riff-fic Frogs.  This is the kind of movie MST3K would have done (and I'm surprised they didn't).  That made it feel like watching an episode of the show.  I think the tortoise part was one of my favorites.  Also the toad... pardon me, FROG commanders leading their army.  I'd seen this movie sitting on the shelf at Blockbuster years ago and thought it looked like a good target.  I'd forgotten about it until this riff was announced.  Very well done.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on July 02, 2010, 06:02:33 AM
I just finished Horr-Riff-fic Frogs.  This is the kind of movie MST3K would have done (and I'm surprised they didn't).  That made it feel like watching an episode of the show.  I think the tortoise part was one of my favorites.  Also the toad... pardon me, FROG commanders leading their army.  I'd seen this movie sitting on the shelf at Blockbuster years ago and thought it looked like a good target.  I'd forgotten about it until this riff was announced.  Very well done.

Much abliged.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Bob on July 02, 2010, 06:21:06 AM
I just finished Horr-Riff-fic Frogs.  This is the kind of movie MST3K would have done (and I'm surprised they didn't).  That made it feel like watching an episode of the show.  I think the tortoise part was one of my favorites.  Also the toad... pardon me, FROG commanders leading their army.  I'd seen this movie sitting on the shelf at Blockbuster years ago and thought it looked like a good target.  I'd forgotten about it until this riff was announced.  Very well done.

I loved the cartoony turtle voice too.   Perfect match to how slow the menace was.

(Rant about movie)   Okay, so you have a movie called FROGS and you film toads and a mess of other small, cute lizards and you think people are supposed to be afraid?    Then you actually get an alligator snapping turtle (which can look pretty nasty) and you manage to have him barely move and look cute as well?    Really?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on July 02, 2010, 07:37:55 AM
I just finished Horr-Riff-fic Frogs.  This is the kind of movie MST3K would have done (and I'm surprised they didn't).  That made it feel like watching an episode of the show.  I think the tortoise part was one of my favorites.  Also the toad... pardon me, FROG commanders leading their army.  I'd seen this movie sitting on the shelf at Blockbuster years ago and thought it looked like a good target.  I'd forgotten about it until this riff was announced.  Very well done.

I loved the cartoony turtle voice too.   Perfect match to how slow the menace was.

(Rant about movie)   Okay, so you have a movie called FROGS and you film toads and a mess of other small, cute lizards and you think people are supposed to be afraid?    Then you actually get an alligator snapping turtle (which can look pretty nasty) and you manage to have him barely move and look cute as well?    Really?

 :D  Try watching it 15 times my friend.  There's was so many "THIS IS JUST SO STUPID" moments we had but still had to come up with a joke, how many freaking cut to frogs prompts we had to go through I don't know!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on July 02, 2010, 09:30:18 AM
I just finished Horr-Riff-fic Frogs.  This is the kind of movie MST3K would have done (and I'm surprised they didn't).  That made it feel like watching an episode of the show.  I think the tortoise part was one of my favorites.  Also the toad... pardon me, FROG commanders leading their army.  I'd seen this movie sitting on the shelf at Blockbuster years ago and thought it looked like a good target.  I'd forgotten about it until this riff was announced.  Very well done.

I loved the cartoony turtle voice too.   Perfect match to how slow the menace was.

(Rant about movie)   Okay, so you have a movie called FROGS and you film toads and a mess of other small, cute lizards and you think people are supposed to be afraid?    Then you actually get an alligator snapping turtle (which can look pretty nasty) and you manage to have him barely move and look cute as well?    Really?

 :D  Try watching it 15 times my friend.  There's was so many "THIS IS JUST SO STUPID" moments we had but still had to come up with a joke, how many freaking cut to frogs prompts we had to go through I don't know!
The whole movie and not one reference to Bruce Banner blowing of frogs (FOR SCIENCE!)?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on July 04, 2010, 12:54:31 AM
Just finished watching The Soliloquist - The Fantastic Four

What a fun riff. Really great voice acting with genuinely funny punch lines. I had more than a few laugh out loud moments. Another huge positive is at no point in time does the riffer bash the movie (just a few pokes here and there). There's none of the "I hate this movie" filler.

The riffer hits that perfect joke ratio without being too busy which is enormously important for solo riffs. If the preview tickles your funny bone, then you won't be disappointed.

...and the movie wasn't as terrible as one might think. One of those so bad its funny movies, but definitely watchable. The Johnny character is hilarious on his own with the amount of overacting he does!

I'd love to see some more full length features of this guy in the future!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on July 04, 2010, 11:57:13 AM
Just finished watching The Soliloquist - The Fantastic Four

What a fun riff. Really great voice acting with genuinely funny punch lines. I had more than a few laugh out loud moments. Another huge positive is at no point in time does the riffer bash the movie (just a few pokes here and there). There's none of the "I hate this movie" filler.

The riffer hits that perfect joke ratio without being too busy which is enormously important for solo riffs. If the preview tickles your funny bone, then you won't be disappointed.

...and the movie wasn't as terrible as one might think. One of those so bad its funny movies, but definitely watchable. The Johnny character is hilarious on his own with the amount of overacting he does!

I'd love to see some more full length features of this guy in the future!

I don't know about the riff but I can personally attest to the movie itself being a lot of fun.  I wanted to riff it myself in fact but I wanted to do it with a friend of mine.  Never happened and now it probably never will.       
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on July 07, 2010, 07:46:56 AM
I just finished watching Atomic Treatment's "Riffmas Without Snow" and as always the writing is top notch.  The frequency of jokes is just right and I think his video and audio quality (and file sizes) has improved.  Iíve often said that Atomic Treatment is the best iriffing around and this great piece just proves Iím right.  His work reminds me of season two and three of MST3K when they really started getting good which makes me look forward to the future all the more.  I have no real complaints and feel that Pezdrake is getting better all the time.  This iRiff is one of the most enjoyable riffing experiences you will have this holiday season.  Even in July!  And true to the film's word, there is no snow. 

 :) :clap: 
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mikelesq on July 07, 2010, 06:38:52 PM
I just watched FireRiffs' Batman (http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/fireriffs/fireriffs-presents-batman).  This was a good one.  Good audio quality, good writing, without being overwritten, and a good variety of references throughout.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Dale Zawada on July 08, 2010, 01:10:30 AM
I just watched Hor-RIFF-ic's The Final Chapter and Cinester Theater's Nightmare Before Christmas.

Both were just great.  I feel I've gone on a lot about how great these 2 teams are enough times but yeah, they bring the goodness. 
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on July 08, 2010, 03:23:30 AM
I just watched Hor-RIFF-ic's The Final Chapter and Cinester Theater's Nightmare Before Christmas.

Both were just great.  I feel I've gone on a lot about how great these 2 teams are enough times but yeah, they bring the goodness. 

 Glad you liked "Nightmare Before Christmas"! Thanks for the download!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on July 08, 2010, 05:00:16 AM
I just watched Hor-RIFF-ic's The Final Chapter and Cinester Theater's Nightmare Before Christmas.

Both were just great.  I feel I've gone on a lot about how great these 2 teams are enough times but yeah, they bring the goodness. 

Ugh, Part 5 wll be a cake walk compared to Final Chapter.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on July 08, 2010, 09:54:13 AM
I just watched Hor-RIFF-ic's The Final Chapter and Cinester Theater's Nightmare Before Christmas.

Both were just great.  I feel I've gone on a lot about how great these 2 teams are enough times but yeah, they bring the goodness. 

Ugh, Part 5 wll be a cake walk compared to Final Chapter.
But Part 5 doesn't have the "Goth easter egg".
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: fireyf on July 08, 2010, 02:30:11 PM
I just watched FireRiffs' Batman (http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/fireriffs/fireriffs-presents-batman).  This was a good one.  Good audio quality, good writing, without being overwritten, and a good variety of references throughout.
Thanks.  Glad you liked it.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on July 13, 2010, 01:43:35 AM
Just finished watching Quiptrack's "Gattaca" riff while I worked on my dvd cover. Really awesome riff that is just as good as any rifftrax out there. Great running gags (without becoming tired) and the riffers' deliveries are superb. Tons of fun. In terms of the movie... I'm a fan of the movie despite its flaws. This is one of those riffs that can be enjoyed by those who dislike OR like the film. (gets a 10/10 in my book)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Pagz on July 14, 2010, 09:04:56 PM
I just watched Ronin Fox's Masters of the Universe riff. Great stuff, really funny, lots of great jokes with broad appeal and more specific geek appeal. Sound quality was excellent. I'm just about to watch their Star Trek the Motion Picture riff, I'm expecting great things.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Pagz on July 15, 2010, 12:07:39 AM
I just watched Ronin Fox's riff on Star Trek the Motionless Picture. Another top flight track from the Ronin Fox team, great stuff.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on July 17, 2010, 12:42:15 AM
I just watched Ronin Fox's Masters of the Universe riff. Great stuff, really funny, lots of great jokes with broad appeal and more specific geek appeal. Sound quality was excellent. I'm just about to watch their Star Trek the Motion Picture riff, I'm expecting great things.

I just watched Ronin Fox's riff on Star Trek the Motionless Picture. Another top flight track from the Ronin Fox team, great stuff.

Thank you for the kind words, always a thrill to hear someone enjoy these.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: fireyf on July 29, 2010, 07:23:45 PM
I just watch Toast and Rice's Sisters of Death and Horr-Riff-ic's Friday the 13'th Part III.

Sister's of death was a great movie to pick.  Everything about it screamed cheese.  Bad acting, unsuspenseful suspense, and a stupid convoluted plot.  Good riffs and excellent video quality (given the source material anyways).  This is another one of those films I wish MST3K had done.

Friday was great.  If you haven't seen any of their Friday riffs I suggest watching them in order because there are some running gags that go through the series.  The jokes about the nerdy guy (I've already forgotten his name, that's how horrible the character was.... something that should be a woman's name I know) were one of my favorite parts.  Now to watch part IV's riff.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mikelesq on July 29, 2010, 07:44:22 PM
Sister's of death was a great movie to pick.  Everything about it screamed cheese.  Bad acting, unsuspenseful suspense, and a stupid convoluted plot.  Good riffs and excellent video quality (given the source material anyways).  This is another one of those films I wish MST3K had done.

Thanks for the feedback.  Glad you enjoyed it.  The source file from archive.org actually wasn't that bad, at least compared to some of the others I've seen.  Whoever encoded it did a pretty good job.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on July 30, 2010, 05:46:21 AM
Friday was great.  If you haven't seen any of their Friday riffs I suggest watching them in order because there are some running gags that go through the series.  The jokes about the nerdy guy (I've already forgotten his name, that's how horrible the character was.... something that should be a woman's name I know) were one of my favorite parts.  Now to watch part IV's riff.

SHELLY!!!!!   :gouge:

There's almost a clone of him in Part V.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: SJP on August 03, 2010, 10:21:15 PM
All righty, well, these aren't "iJust" watched, but I haven't been at the computer where I had my notes to help me remember in my old age... ;D

RiffRoll: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

I enjoyed.  Especially considering this movie is 2 and a half hours, this was a big one to take on right off the bat, and it had some great bits.  It wasn't all wine and roses...the Grindylows segment with the running "Potter in his native environment" bit seemed like filler after the third or fourth gag (though acceptable, since not a whole lot was going on then), but it was a small thing in an otherwise solid production.  That, and political humor...granted, it can be funny, but the unfortunate thing about politics is it dates really quickly.  I mean, even Time Chasers suffers a little from a Newt Gingrich joke I didn't even fully get when it first aired.  But that's more my own opinion than anything that harms the production, and again, a small nitpick in a solid overall presentation.

Lines of note:
"I'm an ethnic stereotype!  Whiskey, shillelaighs, and makin' babies!"
"U of M, Ohio State, and Hogwarts!"
"You never called."
"This one has Don't Panic written on it in big, friendly letters."
"Damn it, John, you can't just let Yoko onto the record!"
Oh, heck, pretty much every Alan Rickman impression.
"This is what I imagine Wes Craven's house looks like."
The graveyard scene.  I mean it, almost everything Voldemort says has a great zinger following right after it.


Mr. B Natural: Cat Women of the Moon

I really don't know what happened between my first and second viewing of it.  Maybe the first time around I wasn't paying as close of attention as I thought, but I found myself really, REALLY liking this one on a second viewing.  I think this may be the most joke intensive of all the Mr. B's I've seen, with a nice, steady pace through the whole thing, and the movie to boot is a real gem of '50s silliness.  Giant spiders on strings, protective suits that don't actually seal up all the way, and to top it all off, the whole thing is just an excuse to have women running around in skintight black jumpsuits.  Add in some great observations and a short running time, and you have a VOD worthing watching over and over again.  If you buy just 1 Mr. B this month, make it this one.

Lines of Note:
"Whoa!  Edward James Olmos' face!"
"Why are people in these movies so eager to take off their spacesuits?"
"Oh, yeah, what bad 1950s sci-fi movie is complete without a choreographed dance sequence?"
Praying to the gods of various cat-related thing-a-ma-bobs.
"GOOOLLD!"
"My soul belongs to Texas!"
"If she's a telepath, shouldn't she have seen that coming?"

EDIT: Unfortunately, my ability to rate some or all of these is still at issue, since granted titles still don't seem to have clickable stars.  Ah, well, the server issues clamber on.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on August 04, 2010, 12:56:16 AM
Mr. B Natural: Cat Women of the Moon

I really don't know what happened between my first and second viewing of it.  Maybe the first time around I wasn't paying as close of attention as I thought, but I found myself really, REALLY liking this one on a second viewing.  I think this may be the most joke intensive of all the Mr. B's I've seen, with a nice, steady pace through the whole thing, and the movie to boot is a real gem of '50s silliness.  Giant spiders on strings, protective suits that don't actually seal up all the way, and to top it all off, the whole thing is just an excuse to have women running around in skintight black jumpsuits.  Add in some great observations and a short running time, and you have a VOD worthing watching over and over again.  If you buy just 1 Mr. B this month, make it this one.

EDIT: Unfortunately, my ability to rate some or all of these is still at issue, since granted titles still don't seem to have clickable stars.  Ah, well, the server issues clamber on.

Your kind words are very much appreciated.   :D  I believe forum member Piobman likes this one the best as well.  It is a perfect kind of movie for riffing.  Silly but played serious and entertaining to watch by itself.  I knew as soon as I read the title I wanted to do the movie and by the time the giant spider showed up I decided that no matter what I was going to see this one through.  I agree that the run-time is just perfect and perhaps the greatest compliment I have received in my time riffing has been others saying they enjoy watching my riffs multiple times and that they actually get better the second time around.  That's the best.  Thank You.

You may want to check out Piobman's awesome cover and DVD art that he made for the movie.  Oh, and expect to hear the "GOOLLD" gag whenever possible.  It's a favorite of mine.  I use it in "THEM!" actually.  I also seem to like doing Elmer Fudd impersonations.  For me one of the biggest challenges is not just making observations all the time and sometimes trying to turn them into jokes.  Like, I could have just said "That pillar looks like a dick" but instead I tried to make it relevant to the action while still pointing out the fact by pretending the woman was saying "I'll just clutch this giant fallace here."  I feel like I'll be boring or lazy just making observations.  Know what I mean?     

Yeah, someone else I know said they couldn't rate my latest iRiff and it wasn't granted to them.  They are a paying customer!  Comments are also missing.  If you haven't already try Firefox, the site tends to work better that way.  To this day I don't know if my star rating for Atomic Treatment's "A Riffmas Without Snow" ever took and I'm sure the comment I wrote is gone.   
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on August 04, 2010, 02:06:54 AM
I loved catwomen of the moon! Two thumbs up!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Lemming Howard on August 08, 2010, 11:00:17 AM
Re authored Ronin Fox Trax Star Trek the Motion Picture.    Didn't do a good job the first time and gave up because of the subject matter but historically its significance to the franchise makes it interesting.  Ronin's and Draccu's commentary very funny and entertaining.  Also the crickets,
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: SplendidPJs on August 08, 2010, 02:49:46 PM
Special Jokes recently put up an iriff for Mortal Kombat that I thoroughly enjoyed. They had me cracking up so much, and it helped that I hadn't seen the movie in at least 10 years -  sooo fun to watch all around. Really lookin'  forward to more iriffs from this group. Anyone else hear the Special Jokes Mortal Kombat iriff?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Asbestos Bill on August 08, 2010, 05:07:02 PM
I've got to say, "Special Jokes" is the worst riffing name since 3 Hot Riff. But if it has the cousin-of-the-riffers-who-joined-the-forum-to-support-them vote, it might just be worth a shot.  ;)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: SplendidPJs on August 08, 2010, 07:14:57 PM
Haha, fair enough, I'm the newbie. I just dug it thas all. :P
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on August 08, 2010, 08:31:06 PM
Haha, fair enough, I'm the newbie. I just dug it thas all. :P

A big part of it is that you only have 3 posts and they are all related to your praise of the group.  We've seen other groups impregnate our community with family and friends who are only here to market for them before so it's an easy assumption to make.  I think people like to point them out just to make it known that no one has been fooled.  I'm pretty sure there is not actual animosity involved and we're prepared to give you the benefit of the doubt by being open to the possibility that maybe you are not just here to help your friends. 

A good place to start is by buying all of our iRiffs and reviewing them as well.   ;D     
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on August 08, 2010, 09:17:32 PM
Re authored Ronin Fox Trax Star Trek the Motion Picture.    Didn't do a good job the first time and gave up because of the subject matter but historically its significance to the franchise makes it interesting.  Ronin's and Draccu's commentary very funny and entertaining.  Also the crickets,

Glad you enjoyed it.  Also, good to see the crickets get some love.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Indomitus on August 09, 2010, 09:57:03 AM
I've got to say, "Special Jokes" is the worst riffing name since 3 Hot Riff.
I don't know.  I can kind of see it working if their logo is a short bus.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Asbestos Bill on August 09, 2010, 01:44:25 PM
I've got to say, "Special Jokes" is the worst riffing name since 3 Hot Riff.
I don't know.  I can kind of see it working if their logo is a short bus.

Okay; I'll give you that.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on August 22, 2010, 05:24:35 PM
iJust finished watching Quiptracks Godzilla. I still love it and it's my second favorite of yours right behind Van Helsing. I watched it with my friend and she had a great time.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: stansimpson on August 22, 2010, 05:50:41 PM
I've got to say, "Special Jokes" is the worst riffing name since 3 Hot Riff.
I dunno.  "TreacheRiffs" is pretty bad.  It's downright unpronounceable!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on August 26, 2010, 08:52:13 PM
iJust finished watching Hor-Riff-ic Productions Gremlins. I just love this one. One of my favorite movies and a great riff. Heck, not even Rifftrax can do a riff that accounts for a continuity error. Now that's creative! And it fits in with theri characters and everything, it's great.

Hey, what are you doing? These things cause cancer! I'm just trying to look cool here.

Aaah! Blam! Blam! Blam!

And the reading of my letter to Joe Dante at the end always makes me laugh.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RVR II on August 27, 2010, 04:58:17 AM
I have watched that iRiff of DUNE by RoninFox several times this week and I must say it is Very Funny!! :D :D

;D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on August 27, 2010, 06:53:46 AM
I have watched that iRiff of DUNE by RoninFox several times this week and I must say it is Very Funny!! :D :D

;D
Why do I get the idea that now that RVR II has accomplished his mission, he is just going to evaporate into thin air.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RVR II on August 27, 2010, 06:58:45 AM
I have watched that iRiff of DUNE by RoninFox several times this week and I must say it is Very Funny!! :D :D

;D
Why do I get the idea that now that RVR II has accomplished his mission, he is just going to evaporate into thin air.
The only thing that could top this riff is if the RiffTrax 3 finally riffed it but I have all but lost hope that that's going to happen so I'm satisfied with this 8)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Starman! on August 27, 2010, 10:44:11 AM
iJust watched The Movie Asylum's riff of Halloween II. Pretty darn funny, if you ask me.

I love Hor-Riff-ic Productions!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Steve-O on August 27, 2010, 12:50:34 PM
iJust watched The Movie Asylum's riff of Halloween II. Pretty darn funny, if you ask me.

You are a gentleman and a scholar.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Starman! on August 27, 2010, 02:51:46 PM
iJust watched The Movie Asylum's riff of Halloween II. Pretty darn funny, if you ask me.

You are a gentleman and a scholar.

Oh is that you who made it? It's a good one if you ask me!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on August 28, 2010, 08:04:18 AM
I love Hor-Riff-ic Productions!

Thanks!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Steve-O on August 28, 2010, 10:56:35 PM
iJust watched The Movie Asylum's riff of Halloween II. Pretty darn funny, if you ask me.

You are a gentleman and a scholar.

Oh is that you who made it? It's a good one if you ask me!

Not my riffing group, but I guest-wrote and performed.  Glad you enjoyed it.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: blumanchu on August 29, 2010, 02:11:15 PM
Went on a Cinester Theater splurge over the last week. My daughter had never seen the Back to the Future trilogy so what better way to introduce then Cinester's three pack o' riffs? We watched them all over a three days span. Definitely of the three their first one was the best. The scenes where we meet Doc Brown in the parking lot were so well executed. I thought the second movie was the weakest of their riffs (maybe becuz the 2nd movie was the weakest too??) and the third one much improved. Definitely worth your buy on these though I do think that their riffing efforts on other action-drama movies are better (my favorites are still Resident Evil, Planet of Dinosaurs and Batman Returns). I just don't think, generally, that riffs meld as well with comedy/slapstick than cheesy action/drama/sci-fi/or horror. Still these guys are consistently among the best.

I also took in the Cinester Theater/Hor-Riff-Ic riff of IT. Now this is the Cinester I know and love! Actually let me apend my "favorites" list above and add this to it. Man, such a funny riff consistent throughout. Great idea to riff this 80's cheeseball. Hor-Riff-Ic taking up Part 2 were awesome as well....more than several lol moments. Would be great to see them take on a future project together again. These are two teams at the top of their games in this riff. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

BTW - I was on the Cinester website and they have a great clip of Keith doing his first standup...very funny! http://www.iriffs.info/shorts/126-keith-standup.html (http://www.iriffs.info/shorts/126-keith-standup.html)

More reviews coming soon. Keep 'em coming guys  :clap:
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on August 29, 2010, 03:32:23 PM
Watched Quiptracks of Mission Impossible 2 with my friend Vicky. We loved it! I have gotten her totally addicted to riffing and she's a big fan of Quiptracks.

"He killed his momentum!"
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on August 29, 2010, 04:53:51 PM
Went on a Cinester Theater splurge over the last week. My daughter had never seen the Back to the Future trilogy so what better way to introduce then Cinester's three pack o' riffs? We watched them all over a three days span. Definitely of the three their first one was the best. The scenes where we meet Doc Brown in the parking lot were so well executed. I thought the second movie was the weakest of their riffs (maybe becuz the 2nd movie was the weakest too??) and the third one much improved. Definitely worth your buy on these though I do think that their riffing efforts on other action-drama movies are better (my favorites are still Resident Evil, Planet of Dinosaurs and Batman Returns). I just don't think, generally, that riffs meld as well with comedy/slapstick than cheesy action/drama/sci-fi/or horror. Still these guys are consistently among the best.

I also took in the Cinester Theater/Hor-Riff-Ic riff of IT. Now this is the Cinester I know and love! Actually let me apend my "favorites" list above and add this to it. Man, such a funny riff consistent throughout. Great idea to riff this 80's cheeseball. Hor-Riff-Ic taking up Part 2 were awesome as well....more than several lol moments. Would be great to see them take on a future project together again. These are two teams at the top of their games in this riff. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

BTW - I was on the Cinester website and they have a great clip of Keith doing his first standup...very funny! http://www.iriffs.info/shorts/126-keith-standup.html (http://www.iriffs.info/shorts/126-keith-standup.html)

More reviews coming soon. Keep 'em coming guys  :clap:

 Glad you enjoyed the riffs! Thanks for the buys and the comments! Also, glad you liked Keith's stand-up... more of those videos should follow in the coming months.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: spaceforarent on August 29, 2010, 07:17:39 PM
Watched Quiptracks of Mission Impossible 2 with my friend Vicky. We loved it! I have gotten her totally addicted to riffing and she's a big fan of Quiptracks.

"He killed his momentum!"
I really need to watch more of their riffs. I've only watched their VOD one, but it is the funniest iRiff I've seen (so far) (sorry other guys!)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on August 29, 2010, 08:02:38 PM
Watched Quiptracks of Mission Impossible 2 with my friend Vicky. We loved it! I have gotten her totally addicted to riffing and she's a big fan of Quiptracks.

"He killed his momentum!"
I really need to watch more of their riffs. I've only watched their VOD one, but it is the funniest iRiff I've seen (so far) (sorry other guys!)
All their riffs are awesome. I recommend any of them, especially Van Helsing and Godzilla, and HULK to start out with. I do agree with the Quiptracks:The Show being awesome. Haven't watched it in a while, since it's VOD I never think of it when I want to watch one.
"The Betty Ford marching band!"
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Asbestos Bill on August 29, 2010, 08:22:23 PM
Watched Quiptracks of Mission Impossible 2 with my friend Vicky. We loved it! I have gotten her totally addicted to riffing and she's a big fan of Quiptracks.

"He killed his momentum!"
I really need to watch more of their riffs. I've only watched their VOD one, but it is the funniest iRiff I've seen (so far) (sorry other guys!)
All their riffs are awesome. I recommend any of them, especially Van Helsing and Godzilla, and HULK to start out with. I do agree with the Quiptracks:The Show being awesome. Haven't watched it in a while, since it's VOD I never think of it when I want to watch one.
"The Betty Ford marching band!"

Well on HULK we had the very funny Ryan Downey as a guest writer (Yeah, I'd never heard of him either...  ;))
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on August 29, 2010, 09:05:21 PM
Watched Quiptracks of Mission Impossible 2 with my friend Vicky. We loved it! I have gotten her totally addicted to riffing and she's a big fan of Quiptracks.

"He killed his momentum!"
I really need to watch more of their riffs. I've only watched their VOD one, but it is the funniest iRiff I've seen (so far) (sorry other guys!)
All their riffs are awesome. I recommend any of them, especially Van Helsing and Godzilla, and HULK to start out with. I do agree with the Quiptracks:The Show being awesome. Haven't watched it in a while, since it's VOD I never think of it when I want to watch one.
"The Betty Ford marching band!"

Well on HULK we had the very funny Ryan Downey as a guest writer (Yeah, I'd never heard of him either...  ;))
Sheesh, talk about an obscure refernece...
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on August 29, 2010, 09:08:18 PM
Actually, watching the Mission Impossible 2 riff today reminded me of the great riff we didn't end up putting in HULK:
When Hulk is bounding around Monument Valley---A startled Ethan Hunt plummets to his death.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: spaceforarent on August 29, 2010, 11:31:20 PM
Well I looked through my brother's DVDs, and the only one he owns that you guys have riffed is Godzilla. I've got the two Jurassic Park DVDs (any plans on doing the third?). So they are now on my list of things to watch.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Asbestos Bill on August 30, 2010, 05:34:54 AM
Well I looked through my brother's DVDs, and the only one he owns that you guys have riffed is Godzilla. I've got the two Jurassic Park DVDs (any plans on doing the third?). So they are now on my list of things to watch.

Cool. Yeah, we have vague and distant plans to do the third at some point, but our queue is pretty well defined for the near future.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on August 30, 2010, 09:06:50 PM
Turkey Shoot The Snow Creature - Holy cow, this was hilarious! Incredible riffing on this movie, a nice old monster movie with all the MST3K tropes to have fun with. Excellent variety of jokes, consistantly laugh out loud throughout. His voicework is great for this too, as it is clear and he does a variety of different voices well. It also helps significantly that his voice sounds like a Muppet/grizzled prospecter so it is enjoyable to listen to. I bought this one almost a year ago and watched about twenty minutes (which I remember enjoying) but got sidetracked and had forgotten about it untill now. I am so glad I did, and will definitely check out his other iRiffs.

Did somebody just castrate Wilhelm?

Suddenly being a botonist is on th esame level as being a Double O agent.

Oh crap, Mormons!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invader_quirk on August 30, 2010, 09:23:42 PM
I neeeeed to watch more Turkey Shoot. Loved everything I've seen. I have NO idea why I don't own them all... My sincerest apologies to Scott Zee for my failed support.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Scott_Zee on August 31, 2010, 10:55:18 PM
I neeeeed to watch more Turkey Shoot. Loved everything I've seen. I have NO idea why I don't own them all... My sincerest apologies to Scott Zee for my failed support.

I hear he's got a new one out..It's called 'Spooks Run Wild'. It's probably his best one yet and..
Well, if he were here he'd tell you the same. But don't just take my word for it.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on September 01, 2010, 07:11:52 AM
RiffRaff: SPEED   :clap:

We have so little time to watch iriffs but we're making an effort and we started with the first RiffRaff track and it was great.  Best Dennis Hopper impression I've ever heard. 
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: spaceforarent on September 01, 2010, 07:51:18 AM
Well I looked through my brother's DVDs, and the only one he owns that you guys have riffed is Godzilla. I've got the two Jurassic Park DVDs (any plans on doing the third?). So they are now on my list of things to watch.

Cool. Yeah, we have vague and distant plans to do the third at some point, but our queue is pretty well defined for the near future.

Well then I have vague and distant plans of purchasing said riff.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: blumanchu on September 06, 2010, 08:58:55 PM
A good week...I made an effort to try some new groups...

Ralph and Rick - "The Bat" - I really liked the sample they had up and getting more into these VOD's so finally got around to watch it. Wow, I think this was their first riff and they are like old pros at it already. Great chemistry, writing, pace and seriously funny stuff. A very professional production. Will definitely be watching this one again. Looking forward to their next one! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Hor-Riff-Ic - "Poltergeist" - OK, I'm sold. I have to admit I've been putting off watching these guy as I was never really into the slasher/horror type flix and their samples weren't enough to push me over the edge. I know they have an awesome reputation with the folks on the forum though so thought I would buy a couple to try. I watched their "IT" part 2 the week prior and it was fantastic so I bought this one having already got a copy of the movie for the Cole/Janet release (still haven't watched that one yet). I'm kicking myself now for not buying their stuff sooner as this was friggin hilarious. Many lol moments, great writing and just a real nice laid back banter and delivery. Looks like I'll be on a bit of a spending spree coming up to catch up. Johnny come lately says HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Film.Is.Pwn - "Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus" - Debbie Gibson + Lorenzo Lamas = riffing gold. This was just a real fun riff to watch. This was my first time listening to these guys and like Ralph and Rick above they've got a real nice chemistry and deliver their lines with a lot of personality. Very funny writing. I'll be checking out their other riffs for sure. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: stansimpson on September 06, 2010, 10:44:55 PM
Hor-Riff-Ic - "Poltergeist" - OK, I'm sold. I have to admit I've been putting off watching these guy as I was never really into the slasher/horror type flix and their samples weren't enough to push me over the edge. I know they have an awesome reputation with the folks on the forum though so thought I would buy a couple to try. I watched their "IT" part 2 the week prior and it was fantastic so I bought this one having already got a copy of the movie for the Cole/Janet release (still haven't watched that one yet). I'm kicking myself now for not buying their stuff sooner as this was friggin hilarious. Many lol moments, great writing and just a real nice laid back banter and delivery. Looks like I'll be on a bit of a spending spree coming up to catch up. Johnny come lately says HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Man... I am/was in the same boat, blu.  I really don't care for horror.  I looked through their titles and didn't see any place I'd like to start.  Anyone know the best place to start for a non-horror fan?

Also, how's the ipad, blumanchu?  Wasn't it you who won that (or am I thinking of another forum member)?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on September 07, 2010, 04:45:27 AM
Hor-Riff-Ic - "Poltergeist" - OK, I'm sold. I have to admit I've been putting off watching these guy as I was never really into the slasher/horror type flix and their samples weren't enough to push me over the edge. I know they have an awesome reputation with the folks on the forum though so thought I would buy a couple to try. I watched their "IT" part 2 the week prior and it was fantastic so I bought this one having already got a copy of the movie for the Cole/Janet release (still haven't watched that one yet). I'm kicking myself now for not buying their stuff sooner as this was friggin hilarious. Many lol moments, great writing and just a real nice laid back banter and delivery. Looks like I'll be on a bit of a spending spree coming up to catch up. Johnny come lately says HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Man... I am/was in the same boat, blu.  I really don't care for horror.  I looked through their titles and didn't see any place I'd like to start.  Anyone know the best place to start for a non-horror fan?

Also, how's the ipad, blumanchu?  Wasn't it you who won that (or am I thinking of another forum member)?

Well, Monster Squad, Poltergeist, FROGS and The Stuff, are all pretty light on the horror as far as we're concerned.  Any of those should ease you into it.

Thanks Blumanchu for the kind words.  We knew we were puting ourselves in a box with focusing on the one genre but I think it gave us more of a concrete identity, well fake identities, whatever I like it is what I'm saying.  :D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on September 07, 2010, 06:00:14 AM
I'll back up the recommendations of Monster Squad (a kids monster movie), Poltergeist (still freaky, but not bloody and
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
) and The Stuff (which is just so ridiculous there's nothing scary about it whatsoever.)  Haven't caught Frogs yet, but from the look of it, it's high on the ridiculous meter too.  Tremors is more on the violent side, but still might be okay for you.

If you try them out and find you like them (which I'm pretty confident of) don't be afraid to jump in and try their more slasherific stuff.  While I'm not opposed to horror by any stretch of the imagination I for one hate the Friday the 13th franchise, but thanks to Hor-RIFF-ic I own four of them with a fifth one in the mail, and they've made them all entertaining as hell.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on September 07, 2010, 06:04:36 AM
I'll back up the recommendations of Monster Squad (a kids monster movie), Poltergeist (still freaky, but not bloody and
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
) and The Stuff (which is just so ridiculous there's nothing scary about it whatsoever.)  Haven't caught Frogs yet, but from the look of it, it's high on the ridiculous meter too.  Tremors is more on the violent side, but still might be okay for you.

If you try them out and find you like them (which I'm pretty confident of) don't be afraid to jump in and try their more slasherific stuff.  While I'm not opposed to horror by any stretch of the imagination I for one hate the Friday the 13th franchise, but thanks to Hor-RIFF-ic I own four of them with a fifth one in the mail, and they've made them all entertaining as hell.
Yeah, I hate slasher in general too, especially the first two Friday the 13th movies. But their riffs are great and I'm glad I gave them a chance. Also, Gremlins is more a fun movie than a straight up horror movie, so that one would be good to start with as well.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: blumanchu on September 07, 2010, 06:55:30 AM
Also, how's the ipad, blumanchu?  Wasn't it you who won that (or am I thinking of another forum member)?

Yes, I was lucky to win the iPad! An incredible machine - love it! When I get back in town next week I'll post some pictures. The artwork on the back is just amazing.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on September 07, 2010, 07:59:45 AM
Yeah, and how about that hilarious Mr.B.Natural.  His iRiffs are hysterical...

Also, how's the ipad, blumanchu?  Wasn't it you who won that (or am I thinking of another forum member)?

Yes, I was lucky to win the iPad! An incredible machine - love it! When I get back in town next week I'll post some pictures. The artwork on the back is just amazing.

Well I guess I'm glad it was a forum member who won but...it was supposed to be me.   :'(
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on September 07, 2010, 08:35:05 AM
I'll back up the recommendations of Monster Squad (a kids monster movie), Poltergeist (still freaky, but not bloody and
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
) and The Stuff (which is just so ridiculous there's nothing scary about it whatsoever.)  Haven't caught Frogs yet, but from the look of it, it's high on the ridiculous meter too.  Tremors is more on the violent side, but still might be okay for you.

If you try them out and find you like them (which I'm pretty confident of) don't be afraid to jump in and try their more slasherific stuff.  While I'm not opposed to horror by any stretch of the imagination I for one hate the Friday the 13th franchise, but thanks to Hor-RIFF-ic I own four of them with a fifth one in the mail, and they've made them all entertaining as hell.

The fact that you'll have to end up buying the rest of this awful franchise fills me with much pain, and glee, ok mostly glee, alright all glee, there I said it.  Lucky for me I owned all the Freddy's already.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: stansimpson on September 07, 2010, 11:07:36 AM
Thanks for the recommendations.  It's not that they're "too scary".  They're just, uh, not my kinda flavor, yknow?  I think I may start with either "Poltergeist" or the first "Friday the 13th".  I've tried watching the latter, but I just couldn't get into them at all.  If I can do so with some worthwhile riffing back-up, then, hey, perfect opportunity, right?

We knew we were puting ourselves in a box with focusing on the one genre but I think it gave us more of a concrete identity, well fake identities, whatever I like it is what I'm saying.  :D
I actually wish there were more groups with solid identities (including TreacheRiffs, but, hey, whaddayagunnado).
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on September 07, 2010, 11:10:25 AM
Thanks for the recommendations.  It's not that they're "too scary".  They're just, uh, not my kinda flavor, yknow?  I think I may start with either "Poltergeist" or the first "Friday the 13th".  I've tried watching the latter, but I just couldn't get into them at all.  If I can do so with some worthwhile riffing back-up, then, hey, perfect opportunity, right?

We knew we were puting ourselves in a box with focusing on the one genre but I think it gave us more of a concrete identity, well fake identities, whatever I like it is what I'm saying.  :D
I actually wish there were more groups with solid identities (including TreacheRiffs, but, hey, whaddayagunnado).
I think Cinester Theater is know for doing mostly good movies, and the most successful at riffing comedies (Back to the Future trilogy).
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: k1 on September 07, 2010, 11:52:39 AM
I think we're the most musical so far. If having the only one done entirely in songs recorded by us counts.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on September 07, 2010, 12:16:29 PM
Thanks for the recommendations.  It's not that they're "too scary".  They're just, uh, not my kinda flavor, yknow?  I think I may start with either "Poltergeist" or the first "Friday the 13th".  I've tried watching the latter, but I just couldn't get into them at all.  If I can do so with some worthwhile riffing back-up, then, hey, perfect opportunity, right?

We knew we were puting ourselves in a box with focusing on the one genre but I think it gave us more of a concrete identity, well fake identities, whatever I like it is what I'm saying.  :D
I actually wish there were more groups with solid identities (including TreacheRiffs, but, hey, whaddayagunnado).

Fair enough but if you do I'd give us a pass on the first Friday as it was our first track ever and we do plan on re-recording it after we finish with the rest of the series.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on September 07, 2010, 12:17:11 PM
Thanks for the recommendations.  It's not that they're "too scary".  They're just, uh, not my kinda flavor, yknow?  I think I may start with either "Poltergeist" or the first "Friday the 13th".  I've tried watching the latter, but I just couldn't get into them at all.  If I can do so with some worthwhile riffing back-up, then, hey, perfect opportunity, right?

We knew we were puting ourselves in a box with focusing on the one genre but I think it gave us more of a concrete identity, well fake identities, whatever I like it is what I'm saying.  :D
I actually wish there were more groups with solid identities (including TreacheRiffs, but, hey, whaddayagunnado).
I think Cinester Theater is know for doing mostly good movies, and the most successful at riffing comedies (Back to the Future trilogy).

Total Recall a good movie? That's crazy talk.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: fireyf on September 07, 2010, 12:37:35 PM
I actually wish there were more groups with solid identities (including TreacheRiffs, but, hey, whaddayagunnado).

Without really trying I've kind of pegged FireRiffs as being comic book movies.  I do other stuff but I always seem to get back to comic book based stuff.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: FordPrefect on September 07, 2010, 01:20:08 PM
Thanks for the recommendations.  It's not that they're "too scary".  They're just, uh, not my kinda flavor, yknow?  I think I may start with either "Poltergeist" or the first "Friday the 13th".  I've tried watching the latter, but I just couldn't get into them at all.  If I can do so with some worthwhile riffing back-up, then, hey, perfect opportunity, right?

We knew we were puting ourselves in a box with focusing on the one genre but I think it gave us more of a concrete identity, well fake identities, whatever I like it is what I'm saying.  :D
I actually wish there were more groups with solid identities (including TreacheRiffs, but, hey, whaddayagunnado).

Fair enough but if you do I'd give us a pass on the first Friday as it was our first track ever and we do plan on re-recording it after we finish with the rest of the series.

Hey, you've done four already and there's only eight more to go. The time is going to fly by. I assume you're going to add in the sounds of Dewbacks walking in the background while you riff to make it a really special edition.  ;D

Seriously though, I think you guys are being a little too hard on yourselves. I've heard nothing but praise for your first Friday riff.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invader_quirk on September 07, 2010, 01:51:39 PM
QuipTracks may have the most egregious puns and probably the most StarFox references.  ::)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: SJP on September 07, 2010, 04:47:54 PM
I actually wish there were more groups with solid identities (including TreacheRiffs, but, hey, whaddayagunnado).

Without really trying I've kind of pegged FireRiffs as being comic book movies.  I do other stuff but I always seem to get back to comic book based stuff.

Oddly enough, my movies tend to waffle between "monster-movie" horror, fantasy, and sci-fi.  It's not really a conscious choice; I just own a lot of bad horror and sci-fi movies (plus it helps growing up with people who love this stuff; my friends and I once watched, in the span of a month or two, "Anthropophagus," "Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror," "Zombie Holocaust," "The Beyond," and "The House by the Cemetery."  A good sense of humor about all of those helps you survive them).  "Hackers" is probably the only odd one out, though you could technically say it's sci-fi since even computers today don't really work like that...and it's the only movie I've done I wouldn't mind never watching again.  Hell, at least Ice Pirates is campy; Hackers is just pathetic.  But that does seem to be a trend; of all the film genres, horror and sci-fi seem to be the ones that lend themselves to bad filmmakers.  Maybe they just figure, "Hey, even if my movie sucks, it certainly won't be boring if I have a few heads get ripped off or a laser gun blow somebody through a styrofoam wall."

As for solid identities, even though the One Man Band has always been in an underground bunker, it did take a few tracks before I settled on him being a slightly off-his-rocker, hermit-like, anti-hero with an overzealous obsession with military equipment.  I'd also like to mention that my character was not originally intended to suffer catastrophe every track; but once I did the "gene incident," with Doom, I had to have him officially die at least once (214 if you count Stupend-O versions as well, which probably sets some sort of record).  But that's the fun with characters/personas; you can blow them up one week, and the next they're good as new with no explanation (necessarily) required.  Is it a solid character?  Maybe, maybe not.  But it sure is fun to mess with him.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on September 07, 2010, 06:57:10 PM
QuipTracks may have the most egregious puns and probably the most StarFox references.  ::)
And known for violence for such puns. Mostly towards you.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Lemming Howard on September 07, 2010, 08:03:42 PM
QuipTracks may have the most egregious puns and probably the most StarFox references.  ::)
And known for violence for such puns. Mostly towards you.


And also very entertaining in and of itself.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invader_quirk on September 07, 2010, 08:04:28 PM
Yes. Most don't know this, but I am just a head at this point.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: stansimpson on September 07, 2010, 08:19:26 PM
Yes. Most don't know this, but I am just a head at this point.
So I take it that your puns are of the intellectual kind?  Y'know... the heady ones.

(Two can play this game, sir!)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on September 07, 2010, 08:31:55 PM
Quiptracks for Dragonball Evolution - Well, there's a reason they didn't call it Dragonball Intelligent Design. Such a bad movie on every level it amazes me it wasn't a 90s movie. The riff was great! The new riffer did fine. Many laugh out loud moments (and any joke I didn't get I just assumed were Starfox references).

Eminem found the Mask!

Wow, that is the crappiest Goomba costume I've ever seen.

If I stand like this my hair makes sense.

God is a chicken and he ate my feet!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invader_quirk on September 07, 2010, 08:36:04 PM
Yay! I've been itching for feedback all day. I'm glad you liked it. It should be noted, though, that this is the rare (and possibly the only) QuipTrack without a single Starfox reference. Shocking, I know.

And those lines you listed are some of my personal favorites as well, especially the chicken line.  ;D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on September 11, 2010, 12:17:08 PM
Friday the 13th part 3 (Hor-Riff-ic Productions) - Of the Friday movies they've riffed so far this is probably my favorite. It's just so goofy in and of itself. Tons of rediculous 3D gags. Everybody in this movie at one point wanders through that barn at some point for no reason whatsoever. I don't understand what the point was of having the flashback as the intro, and THEN having a fifteen minute scene at the grocery. It felt like that was supposed to be the intro and then they tacked on the last few minutes of the previous movie when they realized they didn't have a long enough runtime. I really didn't appreciate them including those aweful couple that owned the grocery. :P Disgusting, digusting people. Oh, and not only did the guy not wipe, but he didn't flush either!
The riff was great! I did miss my favorite riff from Part 2 during the rehash of the prvious ending, though, about Jason's shack being on Google Maps. 
I loved all the riffs relating to the pothead hippie characters. They should do another movie that has alot of them.

Don't worry guys, you won't be so upset in about 15 minutes.

Chee chee chee to to tos.

Aaaand the outhouse explodes.

"Give me a reason to scream." FISH broke up!

Where's what coming from, nutjob? The fairies you just ran into?

Love your stuff. I'm going to watch Part 4's riff now. And hopefully soon, I'll be able to watch Part 5?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on September 11, 2010, 05:07:26 PM
Friday the 13th Part 4 (Hor-Riff-ic Productions) - So did the filmmakers actually think this was going to be the last movie when they made this?!   Not even Corey Feldman and Crispen Glover's flailing could save this. The riffing on the other hand was great (as usual). You should have a T-shirt on your Zazzle page that says "I went crazy and all I got with this lousy T-shirt".

Any guess what brought Jason back to life? Writer's block?

Are the crickets inside, or are we just hearing their thoughts?

Aaaand BRIS!

Feldman! I knew it was him all along.
 

Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on September 11, 2010, 06:52:00 PM
You should have a T-shirt on your Zazzle page that says "I went crazy and all I got with this lousy T-shirt".


Creating now, damn why didn't I think of that?
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on September 11, 2010, 09:25:23 PM
Friday the 13th part V (Hor-Riff-ic Productions) - This was the first time I've seen this movie, and I am so glad I hadn't. Egh, it was so pointlessly boring, even for this series. And this honor system insane asylum idea? Yikes! I don't think they really needed to have a Jason (fake or otherwise) killing people as they seemed plenty capable of going nuts at anytime and taking out anyone within reach.
Great riffing, as usual. I do like that you don't tip the hat that it's not Jason untill it's revealed.

You understand me, Sir Stabsalot.

THE FUCK YOU LOOKIN' AT?! I'M BUILING A BIRD HOUSE!

I didn't realize Binaca came in seman flavored.

Ooh, right in the stagnant gene pool.

Man, Paramount sure makes some crap.

Where are they going? Where else? They're running aimlessly into the woods!

Mr. Fudderman!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: fireyf on September 12, 2010, 01:24:05 PM
Just finished Hor-Riff-ic's "Children of the Corn."  Yeah, I know, I'm a little late, but this was very funny.

"No one's looking.  No one's looking."  Well they're looking now.  ;D

If you haven't seen it I highly recommend it.  I'm actually not into horror movies but that just makes the tracks all that much more funny to me.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Asbestos Bill on September 12, 2010, 04:17:51 PM
I do like that you don't tip the hat that it's not Jason untill it's revealed.

Unlike some people. Sheesh!


I just watched Frogs, by Hor-Riff-ic (They're getting a lot of love in this thread lately). We hadn't seen anything of theirs yet, and we already had the DVD, so...yeah! It was really great! I loved all the Sam Elliot jokes (yes, it's really Sam Elliot; and yes, of course he's way cooler than everyone else; but no mustache!) There was also a lot of good stuff for the ubiquitous insert shots of the omnipresent FROGS, who...well that's pretty much all they do...

This was a great movie for riffing, because it was much more coherent than other '70s B horror movies. Except for the deaths, of course. A guy shoots himself in the leg, then a tree dumps all its vines and moss on him, trapping him! Also, spiders! He's lucky he wasn't in the woods from Evil Dead, he could have had it much worse. And the music.....it was worse than Rocky Jones... :gouge:

There were plenty of great linesóthe credits stuff for exampleóbut I can't think of specific ones right now.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Invader_quirk on September 12, 2010, 09:08:55 PM
Just watched Spooks Run Wild by Scott Zee.

First of all, sorry, Scott, for taking so damn long to buy these riffs. I told you back when you only had a couple out that I was a huge fan but then I didn't buy anything else until now. Anyway, classic Turkey Shoot. There's something incredibly entertaining about your rambling and mumbling. You do great voices, too.

I cracked up at "I read the news today, oh boy", which is, of course, only funny with the voice.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on September 13, 2010, 04:53:52 AM
Just finished Hor-Riff-ic's "Children of the Corn."  Yeah, I know, I'm a little late, but this was very funny.

"No one's looking.  No one's looking."  Well they're looking now.  ;D

If you haven't seen it I highly recommend it.  I'm actually not into horror movies but that just makes the tracks all that much more funny to me.

Wow a golden oldie, cool!  Nice to know our old stuff can still hold up.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on September 13, 2010, 04:54:34 AM
I do like that you don't tip the hat that it's not Jason untill it's revealed.

Unlike some people. Sheesh!


I just watched Frogs, by Hor-Riff-ic (They're getting a lot of love in this thread lately). We hadn't seen anything of theirs yet, and we already had the DVD, so...yeah! It was really great! I loved all the Sam Elliot jokes (yes, it's really Sam Elliot; and yes, of course he's way cooler than everyone else; but no mustache!) There was also a lot of good stuff for the ubiquitous insert shots of the omnipresent FROGS, who...well that's pretty much all they do...

This was a great movie for riffing, because it was much more coherent than other '70s B horror movies. Except for the deaths, of course. A guy shoots himself in the leg, then a tree dumps all its vines and moss on him, trapping him! Also, spiders! He's lucky he wasn't in the woods from Evil Dead, he could have had it much worse. And the music.....it was worse than Rocky Jones... :gouge:

There were plenty of great linesóthe credits stuff for exampleóbut I can't think of specific ones right now.

Loved, loved, riffing this weird movie.  Thanks so much for the feedback sir.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Starman! on September 13, 2010, 07:14:02 PM
For the record, I still have to watch some of the older Hor-Riff-ic Riffs like Children of the Corn. I've almost seen all of them. I think I own all of the riffs except for the new Friday Part V riff (which I can't wait to get)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on September 14, 2010, 05:40:15 AM
For the record, I still have to watch some of the older Hor-Riff-ic Riffs like Children of the Corn. I've almost seen all of them. I think I own all of the riffs except for the new Friday Part V riff (which I can't wait to get)

For the record, that is super awesome.  ;D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Starman! on September 14, 2010, 09:15:32 PM
iJust finished watching Hor-Riff-ic's Friday the 13th Part 3 riff. I watched the movie in 3D, the first time I have done so. Great riff, dumb movie. I've seen it once before (without the riff, hell before Rifftrax existed) in 2D when I was a kid and I remember laughing at all of those tacky 3D effects. Those are so bad!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: ScottotD on September 14, 2010, 09:29:17 PM
Friday the 13th part V (Hor-Riff-ic Productions) - This was the first time I've seen this movie, and I am so glad I hadn't. Egh, it was so pointlessly boring, even for this series.

More boring than part 4? 


Garry being all kooky in this was almost the highlight.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on September 15, 2010, 05:15:45 AM
Friday the 13th part V (Hor-Riff-ic Productions) - This was the first time I've seen this movie, and I am so glad I hadn't. Egh, it was so pointlessly boring, even for this series.

More boring than part 4? 


Garry being all kooky in this was almost the highlight.

Kooky?  I've killed men for less than that!  Chicken breast, curling iron, floor mat!!!!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: ScottotD on September 15, 2010, 05:26:54 AM
Friday the 13th part V (Hor-Riff-ic Productions) - This was the first time I've seen this movie, and I am so glad I hadn't. Egh, it was so pointlessly boring, even for this series.

More boring than part 4? 


Garry being all kooky in this was almost the highlight.

Kooky?  I've killed men for less than that!  Chicken breast, curling iron, floor mat!!!!


The highlight was Erin still sounding sweet while swearing like a sailor (or highschooler on public transport)
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on September 15, 2010, 08:13:37 AM
Friday the 13th part V (Hor-Riff-ic Productions) - This was the first time I've seen this movie, and I am so glad I hadn't. Egh, it was so pointlessly boring, even for this series.

More boring than part 4? 


Garry being all kooky in this was almost the highlight.

Kooky?  I've killed men for less than that!  Chicken breast, curling iron, floor mat!!!!


The highlight was Erin still sounding sweet while swearing like a sailor (or highschooler on public transport)

 :clap:  :D  :clap:  That was my favorite too, I had a hell of a time not laughing while she was doing that.  And for some reason she kept laughing during my scatting.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on September 15, 2010, 08:37:42 AM
You should have a T-shirt on your Zazzle page that says "I went crazy and all I got with this lousy T-shirt".


Creating now, damn why didn't I think of that?

HA!  Your wish is my command. http://www.zazzle.com/i_went_crazy_tshirt-235253236505565986
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on September 15, 2010, 09:15:47 AM
Friday the 13th part V (Hor-Riff-ic Productions) - This was the first time I've seen this movie, and I am so glad I hadn't. Egh, it was so pointlessly boring, even for this series.

More boring than part 4? 


Garry being all kooky in this was almost the highlight.

Kooky?  I've killed men for less than that!  Chicken breast, curling iron, floor mat!!!!


The highlight was Erin still sounding sweet while swearing like a sailor (or highschooler on public transport)

Awww, damnit!  I thought I was being a badass!  FAIL   :grr:
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on September 15, 2010, 09:50:55 AM
You should have a T-shirt on your Zazzle page that says "I went crazy and all I got with this lousy T-shirt".


Creating now, damn why didn't I think of that?

HA!  Your wish is my command. http://www.zazzle.com/i_went_crazy_tshirt-235253236505565986
Awesome. I am definitely going to pick on of those up shortly.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on September 18, 2010, 05:58:43 PM
Cinester Theater Robocop - I love this one. Cinester Theater is always great, and I like that they (usually) riff on genuinely good movies. Makes them a bit different that a lot of the other groups. But they are always funny. I particularly like the singing to the Robocop theme.

Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on September 18, 2010, 06:58:05 PM
Cinester Theater Robocop - I love this one. Cinester Theater is always great, and I like that they (usually) riff on genuinely good movies. Makes them a bit different that a lot of the other groups. But they are always funny. I particularly like the singing to the Robocop theme.

Keep up the good work!

Glad you liked it! We're still working on "March of the Penguins" (we're in the home stretch, but our schedules almost never gel anymore), hopefully we'll have it out before the end of September!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on September 18, 2010, 07:42:54 PM
Cinester Theater Robocop - I love this one. Cinester Theater is always great, and I like that they (usually) riff on genuinely good movies. Makes them a bit different that a lot of the other groups. But they are always funny. I particularly like the singing to the Robocop theme.

Keep up the good work!

Glad you liked it! We're still working on "March of the Penguins" (we're in the home stretch, but our schedules almost never gel anymore), hopefully we'll have it out before the end of September!
Don't let stuff like work and responsibilities get in the way of the important things.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on September 18, 2010, 08:45:06 PM
Cinester Theater Robocop - I love this one. Cinester Theater is always great, and I like that they (usually) riff on genuinely good movies. Makes them a bit different that a lot of the other groups. But they are always funny. I particularly like the singing to the Robocop theme.

Keep up the good work!

Glad you liked it! We're still working on "March of the Penguins" (we're in the home stretch, but our schedules almost never gel anymore), hopefully we'll have it out before the end of September!
Don't let stuff like work and responsibilities get in the way of the important things.

 We try not to, but then they shut our electricity off.  :-\
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on September 18, 2010, 09:31:09 PM
Cinester Theater Robocop - I love this one. Cinester Theater is always great, and I like that they (usually) riff on genuinely good movies. Makes them a bit different that a lot of the other groups. But they are always funny. I particularly like the singing to the Robocop theme.

Keep up the good work!

Glad you liked it! We're still working on "March of the Penguins" (we're in the home stretch, but our schedules almost never gel anymore), hopefully we'll have it out before the end of September!
Don't let stuff like work and responsibilities get in the way of the important things.

 We try not to, but then they shut our electricity off.  :-\
The cold just means you need to work faster!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mikelesq on September 19, 2010, 04:45:41 AM
Cinester Theater Robocop - I love this one. Cinester Theater is always great, and I like that they (usually) riff on genuinely good movies. Makes them a bit different that a lot of the other groups. But they are always funny. I particularly like the singing to the Robocop theme.

Keep up the good work!

Glad you liked it! We're still working on "March of the Penguins" (we're in the home stretch, but our schedules almost never gel anymore), hopefully we'll have it out before the end of September!
Don't let stuff like work and responsibilities get in the way of the important things.

 We try not to, but then they shut our electricity off.  :-\
The cold just means you need to work faster!

Just like in "March of the Penguins."
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Scott_Zee on September 25, 2010, 01:24:52 AM
Just watched Spooks Run Wild by Scott Zee.

First of all, sorry, Scott, for taking so damn long to buy these riffs. I told you back when you only had a couple out that I was a huge fan but then I didn't buy anything else until now. Anyway, classic Turkey Shoot. There's something incredibly entertaining about your rambling and mumbling. You do great voices, too.

I cracked up at "I read the news today, oh boy", which is, of course, only funny with the voice.

Thank you for the great review Mr Quirk. You were nice enough to give me another great review with the 'Patty' short awhile back and you've always been a good customer as far as I'm concerned.

Times are a bit tough for me right now. I recently lost an older brother. Coming back after a week or so to this is real welcomed sight.
Thank you so much  And success to you in future.

Scott



Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Rick (of Ralph and) on September 26, 2010, 01:03:16 PM
Ralph and Rick - "The Bat" - I really liked the sample they had up and getting more into these VOD's so finally got around to watch it. Wow, I think this was their first riff and they are like old pros at it already. Great chemistry, writing, pace and seriously funny stuff. A very professional production. Will definitely be watching this one again. Looking forward to their next one! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Thank you so much. I wanted to let you know that we've been working on two VODs simultaneously this month, and when we found ourselves getting tired and cranky we'd rally our spirits with comments like "This is for blu! and "We can't let down the fan!" You may think I'm kidding, but it actually had an effect.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: blumanchu on September 27, 2010, 10:17:37 PM
Ralph and Rick - "The Bat" - I really liked the sample they had up and getting more into these VOD's so finally got around to watch it. Wow, I think this was their first riff and they are like old pros at it already. Great chemistry, writing, pace and seriously funny stuff. A very professional production. Will definitely be watching this one again. Looking forward to their next one! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Thank you so much. I wanted to let you know that we've been working on two VODs simultaneously this month, and when we found ourselves getting tired and cranky we'd rally our spirits with comments like "This is for blu! and "We can't let down the fan!" You may think I'm kidding, but it actually had an effect.
A burning, itching effect...but nevertheless an effect. Hey, glad to hear u guys are cranking out some more after the fantastic debut and only slightly weirded out that I'm in your rallying cry...but whatever it takes to drag those over the finish line! Don't let me down!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on October 01, 2010, 07:27:32 PM
Ice on Mars The Karate Kid - This was very good riffing. I particularly liked the 80s montage warning. I forgot how damn long this movie is. It does still have a little charm, but it's not as good as I remember liking it years ago. And why is there no defense against a Crane Kick? Since there is only one thing you can do in that stance, so the other person should be prepared.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: fireyf on October 01, 2010, 08:22:44 PM
Ice on Mars The Karate Kid - This was very good riffing. I particularly liked the 80s montage warning. I forgot how damn long this movie is. It does still have a little charm, but it's not as good as I remember liking it years ago. And why is there no defense against a Crane Kick? Since there is only one thing you can do in that stance, so the other person should be prepared.
There is no defense because your opponent is too busy wonder, "What the *@#! is he doing?"
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on October 01, 2010, 10:11:43 PM
Ice on Mars The Karate Kid - This was very good riffing. I particularly liked the 80s montage warning. I forgot how damn long this movie is. It does still have a little charm, but it's not as good as I remember liking it years ago. And why is there no defense against a Crane Kick? Since there is only one thing you can do in that stance, so the other person should be prepared.

The point of the crane kick is surprisingly psychological. By the time that kick struck home the fight was already over. It all had to do with will and confidence. Johnny had every one of his expectations shattered during that fight, and with that he had no confidence left. He expected Daniel to drop out and give him a forfeit victory. Daniel came out in defiance of that. Johnny expected an easy fight against a crippled opponent. Daniel held his ground.  When the wicked Sensei Evil McBadguy told Johnny to sweep the leg he doubted himself, wondering if he really needed to fight that dirty to win. When he followed through he then absolutely knew that he had won because Daniel wouldn't be able to stand...then came the crane. Daniel found the will to say "I can't stand on two legs, f*** it, I only need one to take this bitch out". As soon as Johnny saw Daniel stand on one foot, he had already lost. The crane kick didn't have to be unbeatable, because Daniel already was. He truly was the best around.

This has been an unsolicited dramatic analysis of the Karate Kid. Tune in next week when we discuss the symbolism of Rambo III.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Asbestos Bill on October 02, 2010, 05:45:30 AM
Ice on Mars The Karate Kid - This was very good riffing. I particularly liked the 80s montage warning. I forgot how damn long this movie is. It does still have a little charm, but it's not as good as I remember liking it years ago. And why is there no defense against a Crane Kick? Since there is only one thing you can do in that stance, so the other person should be prepared.

The point of the crane kick is surprisingly psychological. By the time that kick struck home the fight was already over. It all had to do with will and confidence. Johnny had every one of his expectations shattered during that fight, and with that he had no confidence left. He expected Daniel to drop out and give him a forfeit victory. Daniel came out in defiance of that. Johnny expected an easy fight against a crippled opponent. Daniel held his ground.  When the wicked Sensei Evil McBadguy told Johnny to sweep the leg he doubted himself, wondering if he really needed to fight that dirty to win. When he followed through he then absolutely knew that he had won because Daniel wouldn't be able to stand...then came the crane. Daniel found the will to say "I can't stand on two legs, f*** it, I only need one to take this bitch out". As soon as Johnny saw Daniel stand on one foot, he had already lost. The crane kick didn't have to be unbeatable, because Daniel already was. He truly was the best around.

This has been an unsolicited dramatic analysis of the Karate Kid. Tune in next week when we discuss the symbolism of Rambo III.

But they did say it was unblockable.

Actually, I read the first few Dragonball mangas when working on DBE, and Goku tries out the pose and remarks something like "Oh, I see. There are no openings." Since this and Karate Kid came out at about the same time (I think Dragonball was a little later, actually) and in different countries, I'm guessing they are both based on something else.

Oh, and, on the topic of the riff, it was great! It has all the energy, irreverence, and sexual deviance I've come to expect from them. A bit too much of the latter for my tastes, but que sera sera.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: RoninFox on October 02, 2010, 06:51:41 AM
Ice on Mars The Karate Kid - This was very good riffing. I particularly liked the 80s montage warning. I forgot how damn long this movie is. It does still have a little charm, but it's not as good as I remember liking it years ago. And why is there no defense against a Crane Kick? Since there is only one thing you can do in that stance, so the other person should be prepared.

The point of the crane kick is surprisingly psychological. By the time that kick struck home the fight was already over. It all had to do with will and confidence. Johnny had every one of his expectations shattered during that fight, and with that he had no confidence left. He expected Daniel to drop out and give him a forfeit victory. Daniel came out in defiance of that. Johnny expected an easy fight against a crippled opponent. Daniel held his ground.  When the wicked Sensei Evil McBadguy told Johnny to sweep the leg he doubted himself, wondering if he really needed to fight that dirty to win. When he followed through he then absolutely knew that he had won because Daniel wouldn't be able to stand...then came the crane. Daniel found the will to say "I can't stand on two legs, f*** it, I only need one to take this bitch out". As soon as Johnny saw Daniel stand on one foot, he had already lost. The crane kick didn't have to be unbeatable, because Daniel already was. He truly was the best around.

This has been an unsolicited dramatic analysis of the Karate Kid. Tune in next week when we discuss the symbolism of Rambo III.

But they did say it was unblockable.

Actually, I read the first few Dragonball mangas when working on DBE, and Goku tries out the pose and remarks something like "Oh, I see. There are no openings." Since this and Karate Kid came out at about the same time (I think Dragonball was a little later, actually) and in different countries, I'm guessing they are both based on something else.

Oh, and, on the topic of the riff, it was great! It has all the energy, irreverence, and sexual deviance I've come to expect from them. A bit too much of the latter for my tastes, but que sera sera.

"If do right, no can defense," yes, but you can say that about almost any technique done by a master, and in that one moment Daniel had the clarity and confidence of a master.  The crane technique was developed (by Pat Morita himself from what I hear) to give Daniel a move he could do with only one leg.

Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on October 02, 2010, 05:25:14 PM
IT by Cinester and Hor-Riff-ic  - Excellent work here on poth parts! You guys complimented each other very well.
I still am able to enjoy this movie. I loved it as a Stephen King obsessed horror kid when it came out, of course. But I still enjoy parts of it. Especially the first two thirds of Part 1 and the reunion parts in Part 2. And Tim Curry of course was awesome as Pennnywise. The ending is anti-climactic, to say the least, but I still feel the ending of the book was way too out there for it's own good, so it's kind of a wash for me.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: zenmichael on October 03, 2010, 01:00:50 PM
And why is there no defense against a Crane Kick? Since there is only one thing you can do in that stance, so the other person should be prepared.

Actually, I read the first few Dragonball mangas when working on DBE, and Goku tries out the pose and remarks something like "Oh, I see. There are no openings." Since this and Karate Kid came out at about the same time (I think Dragonball was a little later, actually) and in different countries, I'm guessing they are both based on something else.

"If do right, no can defense," yes, but you can say that about almost any technique done by a master, and in that one moment Daniel had the clarity and confidence of a master.  The crane technique was developed (by Pat Morita himself from what I hear) to give Daniel a move he could do with only one leg.

interesting analyses all. our gag 'except for gun' was a nod to the brilliant Indiana Jones scene where it's like, you can be the most badass martial artist & have the biggest sword there is, but a gunshot should still pretty much take you down (there's a good How It Should Have Ended for KK). but, yeah, you'd think for the crane kick moment if johnny just like ... knelt & swept daniel's good leg he could've pretty easily taken it out. i'm sure Ronin is on track with his analysis of what they were going for (my reading was slightly different -- i think johnny's and the other Cobra Guys' confidence was shattered by realizing their sensei was an absolute total douche ... once they all saw how good daniel was they had some respect for him & didn't like fighting unfairly to take him out, so seeing that essentially their whole karate life was a lie took a lot out of them). in fact, i gotta admit, watching through the climax for like the 73rd time i was honestly really impressed for a movie that doesn't have much karate in it, they really did a hell of a lot of work giving people different flourishes and letting you see how daniel could win and adapt in each circumstance. i'm not a fan of the movie overall, but the entire karate tournament section honestly did impress me.
jason, my roommate and sometimes co-riffer, was really shocked watching it. 'wow, miyagi never actually teaches daniel how to FIGHT.' all he teaches is punching & blocking. you would think in an actual ring FIGHT, this would not, y'know, account for much, but i guess we're led to believe daniel's natural aptitude is SO AMAZING ...
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: zenmichael on October 03, 2010, 01:12:15 PM
IT by Cinester and Hor-Riff-ic  - Excellent work here on poth parts! You guys complimented each other very well.
I still am able to enjoy this movie. I loved it as a Stephen King obsessed horror kid when it came out, of course. But I still enjoy parts of it. Especially the first two thirds of Part 1 and the reunion parts in Part 2. And Tim Curry of course was awesome as Pennnywise. The ending is anti-climactic, to say the least, but I still feel the ending of the book was way too out there for it's own good, so it's kind of a wash for me.

complEmented. sorry. i'm a grammar whore.

i agree about the fact that a lot of the first section feels pretty solidly booklike--i mean, is it as good as the book? no, but if things had meshed a bit better, i could've accepted it. like a good 2/3 of the kids flashbacky stuff works, i think (possibly because of the perfect casting job on them--the only adults i think are really well cast are mike, richie and eddie. john ritter's an amazing actor but i totally can't buy him as ben. bev just becomes a whiny bitch as an adult. and bill -- wtf?).

also i think tim curry is absolutely atrocious as pennywise. he's in a completely different movie than the rest of the cast. he's doing vaudeville while everyone else in front of & behind the camera is trying to do a moving piece of horror about the loss of childhood.

biggest mess-up in part 1: the climax for the kids. seriously, pennywise turns into claymation, falls down a drain and goes 'argh!' and the kids, EXCEPTIONALLY smart up to this point, buy it? really?
the one bit i really like in part 2 (really the only bit): bill getting a vision of george playing "fur elise" on the piano. this just felt, to me, like a brilliant way to adapt that creepy feeling of the two times interweaving together in a quick, poignant way for a visual medium. it's sad they couldn't achieve that at ANY other time in part 2.

for me the end of the book is the most powerful section of it, but also why it really CAN'T be translated to film, let alone TV. the fact that there's an orgy in the sewers, which sounds so ridiculous when typed out, but is played so beautifully when you realize every one of The Losers is given a chance to conquer their own personal "IT" (bev's "it" being the "it" of many kids, sex being dirty and scary), is just something that would be REALLLLLY difficult to do on screen. but if you cut that out ... ugh, it misses the point for me.
beyond that the idea that the climax is ... a giant alien spider-creature from outside of time bites tongues with bill and tells jokes in its mind where a giant dead turtle now sits decaying ... again, i absolutely love it in the book b/c of the alien epic-ness of it all, but, yeah, REALLY tough to translate.

also obviously the end credits should've been tom petty's 'even the losers.' BIG oversight there.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: poobah103 on October 05, 2010, 03:07:19 AM
IT by Cinester and Hor-Riff-ic  - Excellent work here on poth parts! You guys complimented each other very well.
I still am able to enjoy this movie. I loved it as a Stephen King obsessed horror kid when it came out, of course. But I still enjoy parts of it. Especially the first two thirds of Part 1 and the reunion parts in Part 2. And Tim Curry of course was awesome as Pennnywise. The ending is anti-climactic, to say the least, but I still feel the ending of the book was way too out there for it's own good, so it's kind of a wash for me.

That's the only one of our iRiffs that I've watched more than twice. I'm glad we got the chance to work with (or, I guess more appropriately, "work alongside") Hor-RIFF-ic on that'un, it's a movie that's so ripe for riffing. I'm glad it came off as well as it did.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on October 05, 2010, 06:28:07 AM
IT by Cinester and Hor-Riff-ic  - Excellent work here on poth parts! You guys complimented each other very well.
I still am able to enjoy this movie. I loved it as a Stephen King obsessed horror kid when it came out, of course. But I still enjoy parts of it. Especially the first two thirds of Part 1 and the reunion parts in Part 2. And Tim Curry of course was awesome as Pennnywise. The ending is anti-climactic, to say the least, but I still feel the ending of the book was way too out there for it's own good, so it's kind of a wash for me.

That's the only one of our iRiffs that I've watched more than twice. I'm glad we got the chance to work with (or, I guess more appropriately, "work alongside") Hor-RIFF-ic on that'un, it's a movie that's so ripe for riffing. I'm glad it came off as well as it did.

Ditto.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Starman! on October 05, 2010, 10:36:39 AM
Hor-RIFF-ic: Halloween III: Season of the Witch. What a dumb movie!! I don't hate it because it's not really a Halloween movie despite the title (though that makes me hate it more). I hate it because it's so awful. And that commercial...oh God!!

Great riff!! Hor-RIFF-ic always delivers.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Darth Geek on October 05, 2010, 10:38:06 AM
Great riff!! Hor-RIFF-ic always delivers.
If you're not dying of laughter in thirty minutes or less, it free.
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Hor-RIFF-ic Productions on October 05, 2010, 01:28:30 PM
Great riff!! Hor-RIFF-ic always delivers.
If you're not dying of laughter in thirty minutes or less, it free.

COPYWRITED!  ;D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Starman! on October 05, 2010, 08:51:01 PM
Great riff!! Hor-RIFF-ic always delivers.
If you're not dying of laughter in thirty minutes or less, it free.

COPYWRITED!  ;D

 :D
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: blumanchu on October 08, 2010, 09:01:56 PM
Alrighty - another round of reviews. I've watched quite a few but sorted out here the one's I'd recommend the most:

Microriffs - "The Outlaw" and "Blood Feast" - I think the most unique thing about the guys at Microriffs is they pull off, most authentically, the "guys on the sofa having some beers watching a bad movie" vibe better than any other group. The only other group IMO that pulled that vibe off as well was the OneWallCinema guys in their "Enter the Lone Ranger" riff. The Mircoriff guys talk over each other, laugh over each others jokes, and before you can digest a riff another guy shouts one out...and you know what? It works. It's loose and feels entirely impromptu...but the jokes and observations are so sharp you know it's not...and they weave it into something very original and entertaining. I highly recommend both of these films (The Outlaw is sold as 4 seperate shorts) thought I think I enjoyed the Outlaw a little more as I'm a sucker for westerns and anything with Doc Holiday in it. Check them out if you haven't...they have a chance at being one of the top riffing teams here. (Also check out their Don't Copy That Floppy 2 they posted free)

Mr. B Natural - "Them" - I must admit the reason I bought this to begin with is because Piobman's cover art was so amazing I had to have it in my collection. I wasn't sure what to expect as I was reauthoring the DVD as he has a pretty unique delivery style and pace that is very very different than other solo riffers out there. When I finally sat down and watched I realized how taken I was with the style though. First off (and please don't be insulted Mr. B) he has kind of a goofy, cartoony voice. But it's good because it never gets dull and it totally keeps your attention. It sort of reminded me of a cross between Ferris Bueller and Stephen Wright. His riffs are very articulate and his timing is pinpoint. What I like about the pace of his riffs he never once overcompensates. Many solo riffers will bring WAY too much energy, or too many riffs or shift "characters" constantly during a riff as they don't have anyone to bounce off of. Mr. B is very confident in his character and writing. The riffs come very naturally, never forced, and that combined with his unique voice makes a great experience. In fact my wife, who is not a riff fan in general and "doesn't get it", came into my office to tell me something and before she knew it she was sitting in a chair and listening and laughing to this riff. The writing and delivery are very sharp. Solo riffing is very tough to pull off and Mr. B does a standout job - I recommend!

Dogknob - "The Trollenberg Terror" - A very edgy and "different" riffing team here. (sidenote: I never get tired of watching these "crawling eye" riffs because Forest Tucker is such a cool cat badass and the 2 sisters are hawt). These guys are very fun to listen to because they pull out the most weirdest, random WTF riffs you'll hear. And they come out of nowhere sometimes...a little mumble, a blurt where u weren't expecting a joke to get inserted coupled with ad lib ramblings that start to make sense after a point. A very talented team...too bad they quit here in a huff. I hope we hear from them again. This is money well spent - recommended!!

Drawback Productions - "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" - A big BIG fan of this iriff. This is just old fashioned, old school, classic riffing at its best. This is a husband-wife team and they knock this one out of the park. Excellent writing, spot-on delivery and timing, great mix of different types of riffs and great rapport with each other. A very confident and professional production. GET IT!

I think next I'm going to finally dive into the "Voyager" iriff project - so many of my favorite teams on there. I'll post reviews for that later. PEACE!
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: mr.b.natural on October 08, 2010, 09:45:39 PM
Alrighty - another round of reviews. I've watched quite a few but sorted out here the one's I'd recommend the most:
Mr. B Natural - "Them" - I must admit the reason I bought this to begin with is because Piobman's cover art was so amazing I had to have it in my collection. I wasn't sure what to expect as I was reauthoring the DVD as he has a pretty unique delivery style and pace that is very very different than other solo riffers out there. When I finally sat down and watched I realized how taken I was with the style though. First off (and please don't be insulted Mr. B) he has kind of a goofy, cartoony voice. But it's good because it never gets dull and it totally keeps your attention. It sort of reminded me of a cross between Ferris Bueller and Stephen Wright. His riffs are very articulate and his timing is pinpoint. What I like about the pace of his riffs he never once overcompensates. Many solo riffers will bring WAY too much energy, or too many riffs or shift "characters" constantly during a riff as they don't have anyone to bounce off of. Mr. B is very confident in his character and writing. The riffs come very naturally, never forced, and that combined with his unique voice makes a great experience. In fact my wife, who is not a riff fan in general and "doesn't get it", came into my office to tell me something and before she knew it she was sitting in a chair and listening and laughing to this riff. The writing and delivery are very sharp. Solo riffing is very tough to pull off and Mr. B does a standout job - I recommend!

Aw shucks, I'm blushing.   ;D  Thank you very much for your kind words.  I've always thought my voice was a bit silly and never understood how people were ever able to take me seriously back in my public speaking days.  So I am not insulted and choose to take it as a compliment.  Reviews like these are what keep iRiffers going so from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU. 

Piobman's work is wonderful and he did that without being asked.  He also made this one for my very first iRiff:

(http://riffage.nwbagpiper.com/photos/albums/userpics/10001/normal_atomicrulers.jpg)   

EDIT: Oh dear, I had nearly forgotten.  I owe Piobman thanks for far more than the DVD covers.  When I first uploaded my MP3 for THEM! the sync-up was off and Piobman kindly edited the audio for me so that the rifftrack would be in sync with the DVD.  So in this case he is the one responsible for the "pinpoint" timing.  This was no doubt a tedious task and afterward he even gave the iRiff high praise with reviews.  Thanks Piobman!   :clap: 
Title: Re: iJust Finished Watching
Post by: Piobman on October 09, 2010, 04:02:30 AM
No prob Mr. B. Glad I could help.
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