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Title: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Thrashalla on September 22, 2010, 12:32:12 PM
Full Riff Available Friday!
http://www.youtube.com/v/DuC7TB09jHA?fs=1&hl=en_US
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Bob on September 22, 2010, 12:35:00 PM
 :gouge: :D :D :gouge: :gouge: :gouge: :D :D :gouge: :gouge: :D :D

I think that sums it up for me.   I will watch this one alone and hide the DVD when done.
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Thrifty on September 22, 2010, 01:10:38 PM
*curls into a fetal postion crying*
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Thrashalla on September 22, 2010, 01:27:01 PM
Being insulated for the last 10-15 years from pop radio makes this especially hard to hear.

Yeah...this was the hardest part for me when picking the sample. I haven't listened to music on terrestrial radio since, at least, 2003. I was completely unprepared for what this movie served up. Thankfully, as a HSM virgin, I can say that the Riff makes this watchable and fun.
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Kete on September 22, 2010, 01:36:31 PM
I still don't know if I can watch this.  I don't allow my daughters to watch High School Musical, and I don't even think I want it in the house.
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Bob on September 22, 2010, 01:50:59 PM
I am sure this will be a great Rifftrax...... but man, that was some of the lamest, most generic, shitty singing I have EVER heard.

I will now listen to The Clash "London Calling" and Husker Du "Warehouse: Song and Stories" to get the shitty taste out of my mouth.
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Thrifty on September 22, 2010, 01:52:13 PM
I am sure this will be a great Rifftrax...... but man, that was some of the lamest, most generic, shitty singing I have EVER heard.

I will now listen to The Clash "London Calling" and Husker Du "Warehouse: Song and Stories" to get the shitty taste out of my mouth.

And that was just the sample.  Imagine what the whole riff will do to you.
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Thrifty on September 22, 2010, 01:53:40 PM
You know that feeling you get when a loved one dies, and you start crying because you want to believe it didn't happen?  That it was just a dream?

That's the way I feel after watching the basketball scene.
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Thrashalla on September 22, 2010, 01:58:13 PM
...that's not the whole scene.
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Bob on September 22, 2010, 02:05:10 PM
...that's not the whole scene.

YOU INHUMAN MONSTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 22, 2010, 02:58:12 PM
Come ooooonnn Friday!
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Artie on September 22, 2010, 04:02:28 PM
BRING IT ON!

(High School Musical I mean, not the cheerleader movie)
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: RoninFox on September 22, 2010, 04:43:50 PM
Okay, absolutely have to see this now.  If any movie deserves the evisceration of the riffers its this one.
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Thrifty on September 22, 2010, 05:31:26 PM
Were these movies ever in theaters, or were they direct to TV?
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 22, 2010, 05:34:02 PM
Were these movies ever in theaters, or were they direct to TV?

According to Wikipedia the third one was a theatrical release, but not the first two.
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: RoninFox on September 22, 2010, 05:37:47 PM
Were these movies ever in theaters, or were they direct to TV?

According to Wikipedia the third one was a theatrical release, but not the first two.

More proof that everything about this series is wrong.  You're supposed to start in theaters and as things get worse and extra lame end up going direct to video.
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: PlayMSTie on September 22, 2010, 07:34:00 PM
That looks hilarious, but I'm a bit disappointed that Disembaudio isn't singing along with all the songs. I had such hopes.
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 22, 2010, 07:51:20 PM
That looks hilarious, but I'm a bit disappointed that Disembaudio isn't singing along with all the songs. I had such hopes.

Dis not singing along with all of the songs is my favourite thing about the sample. :P
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Darth Geek on September 22, 2010, 07:59:57 PM
I'm sure they'll have Dis singing at some point, since it's become like a running gag. But to do it for long stretches of time throughout the movie would just be way too much.
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Scribblesense on September 22, 2010, 10:48:43 PM
Were these movies ever in theaters, or were they direct to TV?

According to Wikipedia the third one was a theatrical release, but not the first two.

More proof that everything about this series is wrong.  You're supposed to start in theaters and as things get worse and extra lame end up going direct to video.

Not if you're Disney and have eighty different TV channels to hawk your factory-produced pop stars on.

Seriously, they come up with new "Disney Channel Original Movies" about every month. And pretty much every commercial is just a promotion for whatever Disney movie they're coming up with next.
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 23, 2010, 12:14:22 AM
Were these movies ever in theaters, or were they direct to TV?

According to Wikipedia the third one was a theatrical release, but not the first two.

More proof that everything about this series is wrong.  You're supposed to start in theaters and as things get worse and extra lame end up going direct to video.

Not if you're Disney and have eighty different TV channels to hawk your factory-produced pop stars on.

Seriously, they come up with new "Disney Channel Original Movies" about every month. And pretty much every commercial is just a promotion for whatever Disney movie they're coming up with next.

Think it shows that even Disney didn't think this pablum was going to get as popular as it became.  Must have thought it was good enough to take up some time on their channel but not worth the cost of producing prints and promoting it....

That looks.....so......terminally bland.
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Darth Geek on September 23, 2010, 05:26:28 AM
I can only imagine that it gets even worse in the sequels, once there is the sense that it is "like, the best thing since EVER".  :P
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: doctorhu on September 23, 2010, 10:27:29 AM
Oh, Netflix recommendations.

"Due to your interest in Crossroads and High School Musical we think you'll enjoy removing yourself from the gene pool."

(Okay, it didn't actually say that, but that's what the recommendations feel like)
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Kete on September 23, 2010, 10:43:38 AM
Oh, Netflix recommendations.

"Due to your interest in Crossroads and High School Musical we think you'll enjoy removing yourself from the gene pool."

(Okay, it didn't actually say that, but that's what the recommendations feel like)
:clap: :clap:
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: PlayMSTie on September 23, 2010, 03:46:13 PM
Oh, Netflix recommendations.

"Due to your interest in Crossroads and High School Musical we think you'll enjoy removing yourself from the gene pool."

(Okay, it didn't actually say that, but that's what the recommendations feel like)

 :D :D :D
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Scribblesense on September 23, 2010, 04:01:48 PM
I can only imagine that it gets even worse in the sequels, once there is the sense that it is "like, the best thing since EVER".  :P

Well, the production values go up steadily. They're able to afford more elaborate sets and develop more elaborate song/dance numbers as it became more popular (somewhat apparent in the second film and since the third is a theatrical release the budget probably skyrocketed).

The director, Kenny Ortega, isn't bad at what he does, either. I feel he was responsible for the film's success (so yeah, he's the one to blame) in that he has some talent but it could be put to better use. He also directed This Is It (the Michael Jackson documentary that went from direct-to-DVD to Theaters after his death) which I've never actually seen but have heard is passable (despite its overplayed subject matter).

But honestly, no amount of money and not the greatest director in the world can make up for the fact that it's a musical about High School. About shallow and spoiled High School kids with limited acting experience (Zac Efron once played young Simon Tam in Firefly! But that doesn't count for much).

And they're singing. About. Every. Thing. And they won't. Shut. Up.

So, yeah, unless you're into that sort of thing, it isn't enjoyable.
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Darth Geek on September 23, 2010, 04:53:52 PM
Ortega directed this?!

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_mVZ__QdOGQY/R8Y9-fSEHrI/AAAAAAAAC38/wQrfjfbP1JQ/s200/Incredibly3.BMP)
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: mattwnelson on September 23, 2010, 04:58:48 PM
Oh, Netflix recommendations.

"Due to your interest in Crossroads and High School Musical we think you'll enjoy removing yourself from the gene pool."

(Okay, it didn't actually say that, but that's what the recommendations feel like)
:clap: :clap:

DOUBLE  :clap: :clap:  :D
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Moca Java on September 24, 2010, 07:21:56 PM
I feel so unclean just watching that sample. I don't know if I can make it through the entire movie but damn it,  I will try!  :speechless:
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: RVR II on September 24, 2010, 07:32:50 PM
I had this POS reauthored by 4pm EST today ready to watch but I still haven't brought myself to be able to watch it yet; not even the sample :-[ :'(
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 24, 2010, 08:04:27 PM
I had this POS reauthored by 4pm EST today ready to watch but I still haven't brought myself to be able to watch it yet; not even the sample :-[ :'(

Man up and watch that girlie movie!
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Thrashalla on September 24, 2010, 10:06:23 PM
Just pretend they're Wookies and it'll go down easier...as if the Rifftrax wasn't enough.
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Pak-Man on September 24, 2010, 10:09:34 PM
In a way I'm glad I put off watching Drag me to Hell for so long. It made things way easier at the Blockbuster. :^)
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Thrashalla on September 24, 2010, 10:15:48 PM
As someone who has worked at Blockbuster in the past, trust me when i say that a grown man renting High School Musical will not even be in the top 10 creepiest thing to go on in the place over the course of a day.
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: RVR II on September 25, 2010, 04:15:38 AM
Just pretend they're Wookies and it'll go down easier...as if the Rifftrax wasn't enough.
... Wookies ... *Remembers the Star Wars Holiday Special* ... NNNNNOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! :speechless:
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Scribblesense on September 25, 2010, 12:48:05 PM
As someone who has worked at Blockbuster in the past, trust me when i say that a grown man renting High School Musical will not even be in the top 10 creepiest thing to go on in the place over the course of a day.

How about a grown man renting High School Musical, who is also wearing a penguin costume, riding a unicycle and reciting key scenes from When Harry Met Sally through a megaphone?

The cashier certainly gave me a weird look.

Haha but seriously I have to head out to some brick-and-mortar establishment and see if I can find a copy. Really looking forward to it.
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: RVR II on September 25, 2010, 05:25:44 PM
Gawd this movie is even Worse than I thought!! :gouge: :gouge:
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 25, 2010, 05:31:02 PM
Gawd, it turned out that I really loved this move!  ;D :highfive: :clap:
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: RVR II on September 25, 2010, 05:45:02 PM
Like a Hole in my head ;D
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Artie on September 25, 2010, 10:21:12 PM
Well I'm bumfuzzeled! This movie wasn't near as bad as it could have been.  I'd rather watch this over Twilight any day (if you put a gun to my head).

And I'm not a big fan musicals, but it seemed to me that the only song they put any real effort into was the closing number (with  that damn annoyingly catchy song).
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: stansimpson on September 25, 2010, 10:52:34 PM
As someone who has worked at Blockbuster in the past, trust me when i say that a grown man renting High School Musical will not even be in the top 10 creepiest thing to go on in the place over the course of a day.
I will vouch for this as well.  Unless you beg the guy to keep the store open one more minute at 11:59pm just so you can rent HSM.  Insider's trade:  this customer comes in every night (tho it's usually "Half Baked" that gets rented).
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Pak-Man on September 25, 2010, 11:02:33 PM
What if I go in at 9:59 because my High School Musical was too scratched to watch and *SIGH* I had to get another copy? Am I on a list now?
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Darth Geek on September 26, 2010, 09:29:44 AM
What if I go in at 9:59 because my High School Musical was too scratched to watch and *SIGH* I had to get another copy? Am I on a list now?
Yes, NAMBLA's.
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Action Batch on September 26, 2010, 09:56:01 AM
What if I go in at 9:59 because my High School Musical was too scratched to watch and *SIGH* I had to get another copy? Am I on a list now?
Yes, NAMBLA's.

Why would Marlon Brando Lookalikes care?

Winner.
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: PlayMSTie on September 27, 2010, 03:54:37 PM
I had to bump Leverage season 1, disc 4 out of the way to put this thing at the top of my queue.

You will pay, Nelson & Co. Oh, yes. You will pay.
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: torgosPizza on September 27, 2010, 07:19:39 PM
What if I go in at 9:59 because my High School Musical was too scratched to watch and *SIGH* I had to get another copy? Am I on a list now?
Yes, NAMBLA's.

Why would Marlon Brando Lookalikes care?

Winner.

It's pronounced "WINNAR".
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Kabibble22 on September 28, 2010, 09:44:36 AM
As someone who has worked at Blockbuster in the past, trust me when i say that a grown man renting High School Musical will not even be in the top 10 creepiest thing to go on in the place over the course of a day.

Go on...
I, for one, would like to hear the rest of this list.
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Thrashalla on September 28, 2010, 11:36:34 AM
As someone who has worked at Blockbuster in the past, trust me when i say that a grown man renting High School Musical will not even be in the top 10 creepiest thing to go on in the place over the course of a day.

Go on...
I, for one, would like to hear the rest of this list.

Oh man, let's see. There's...

The lady who waits outside for the store to open, and is there before the staff is, to rent her favorite Richard Gere movie for the 150th time.
The man/woman who curses you out in front of their kids because they were charged a late fee on a movie that was almost a month late.
The old guy who rents 2 musicals and a softcore porn video.
The reverse of the above guy.
The woman who asks if Grand Theft Auto is appropriate for her 7-year old.
The guy who takes almost sexual joy in shoving a newspaper ad in front of your face to prove that walmart has the latest release for $.50 cheaper, making you honor the price because there is some fine print on the counter that says we will.
The old woman who tried to return VHS tapes she purchased in 1989 without a receipt. (The manager says to just do it to keep from having to do the paperwork when she bitches to corporate)
The old dude who asks for help from your female coworker in selecting his softcore porn.

...and so on and so on. There are more, but those are all based on actual experience.
 
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Compound on September 28, 2010, 01:00:26 PM
As someone who has worked at Blockbuster in the past, trust me when i say that a grown man renting High School Musical will not even be in the top 10 creepiest thing to go on in the place over the course of a day.

Go on...
I, for one, would like to hear the rest of this list.

Years ago back when the interweb was young and still powered by dinosaur-powered servers, I remember reading someone's blog about working in an adult video store. As creepy as Thrash's list was, her stories were worse. I can't recall the website url though. (It looks like there's a likely suspect, but the blog got turned into a book and is no longer on the web.)
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 28, 2010, 08:23:42 PM
The old woman who tried to return VHS tapes she purchased in 1989 without a receipt. (The manager says to just do it to keep from having to do the paperwork when she bitches to corporate)

Really? (makes a note)
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Darth Geek on September 28, 2010, 08:27:40 PM
The old guy who rents 2 musicals and a softcore porn video.
I think I know that guy...
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 28, 2010, 09:17:04 PM
The old guy who rents 2 musicals and a softcore porn video.
I think I know that guy...

That had to be a joke.  Blockbuster's the one who cuts the R rated stuff out of R rated movies.  They don't stock softcore.   ;)
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Thrashalla on September 28, 2010, 10:29:02 PM
The old guy who rents 2 musicals and a softcore porn video.
I think I know that guy...

That had to be a joke.  Blockbuster's the one who cuts the R rated stuff out of R rated movies.  They don't stock softcore.   ;)

Oh, they certainly do...or did when I was working there in '03/'04. That guy definitely existed...in a few incarnations.
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 28, 2010, 11:45:59 PM
The old guy who rents 2 musicals and a softcore porn video.
I think I know that guy...

That had to be a joke.  Blockbuster's the one who cuts the R rated stuff out of R rated movies.  They don't stock softcore.   ;)

Oh, they certainly do...or did when I was working there in '03/'04. That guy definitely existed...in a few incarnations.

Well, since a lot of people still think of Blockbuster as I did....shows that part of their problem was bad promotion.
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: FordPrefect on September 29, 2010, 03:46:50 AM
The old woman who tried to return VHS tapes she purchased in 1989 without a receipt. (The manager says to just do it to keep from having to do the paperwork when she bitches to corporate)

Really? (makes a note)

That reminds me of a woman who came in a few months ago and returned a VHS copy of The Blair Witch Project to the store I work at. I barely remember the last time we sold any pre-recorded VHS tapes.
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: Darth Geek on September 29, 2010, 05:42:53 AM
The old woman who tried to return VHS tapes she purchased in 1989 without a receipt. (The manager says to just do it to keep from having to do the paperwork when she bitches to corporate)

Really? (makes a note)

That reminds me of a woman who came in a few months ago and returned a VHS copy of The Blair Witch Project to the store I work at. I barely remember the last time we sold any pre-recorded VHS tapes.
Did you charge her 3,000 dollars in late fees?
Title: Re: High School Musical Sample!
Post by: FordPrefect on September 30, 2010, 04:30:02 AM
The old woman who tried to return VHS tapes she purchased in 1989 without a receipt. (The manager says to just do it to keep from having to do the paperwork when she bitches to corporate)

Really? (makes a note)

That reminds me of a woman who came in a few months ago and returned a VHS copy of The Blair Witch Project to the store I work at. I barely remember the last time we sold any pre-recorded VHS tapes.
Did you charge her 3,000 dollars in late fees?

Not quite. I don't work at a movie rental place, I work in retail. Apparently she never got around to opening it, so they reluctantly accepted it and gave her like five bucks back.