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Title: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 30, 2012, 12:47:51 PM
Here's how it works!

Participants were asked to send  a list of your 25 movies they wanted to see a Rifftrax for. 24 ballots were received, and the movies were ranked on a point system allowing 25 points for a #1 choice, 24 for a #2, and all the way down to 1 point for #25. The points were added up, and what follows are the selections.

Tiebreakers work like such: If two movies have equal pointage, the movie that appeared on the most lists ranks higher. If those movies appeared on the same amount of lists, then the film ranked higher on the individual list got the higher spot. A movie that was someone's #4 beats another person's #6, for example. And then if titles  were tied, a random choice was made. Yeah, whoops. I forgot about that this year and just determined ties randomly.

Please don't post your lists until the entire list is posted.
Please do complain/kick yourself/pontificate as much as you want, because that's the point!

The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown 2012 begins now. Let your conversations begin.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 30, 2012, 12:48:16 PM
And here's where I'll stick the completed list at the end.

And here it is!
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 30, 2012, 12:49:36 PM
(http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/4491/gymfl.jpg)

50. Gymkata - (1985) - 26 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Compound)
   
Directed by Robert Clouse
Starring Kurt Thomas, Tetchie Agbayani and Richard Norton

Place on 11's list:  #11
Place on 10's list: #26
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #50: Aliens - (1986)

Synopsis:
"Johnathan Cabot is a champion gymnast. In the tiny, yet savage, country of Parmistan, there is a perfect spot for a "star wars" site. For the US to get this site, they must compete in the brutal "Game". The government calls on Cabot, the son of a former operative, to win the game. Cabot must combine his gymnastics skills of the west with fighting secrets of the east and form GYMKATA!"

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It's got a theme song like Laser Mission, but Sting sang it.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 30, 2012, 12:55:47 PM
(http://imageshack.us/a/img46/8371/dman.gif)


49. Demolition Man - (1993) - 27 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #5 DB Barnes)
   
Directed by Marco Brambilla
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Denis Leary

Place on 11's list: N/A
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #49: The Apple - (1980)

Synopsis:
In the violent 1990s, a cop (Sylvester Stallone) catches a relentless killer (Wesley Snipes), and both end up in a cryogenic deep freeze. In the peaceful year 2032, the criminal emerges from his long chill and attacks the now crimeless California. Unable to stop the bloodshed, a "Big Brother" boss (Nigel Hawthorne) defrosts the murderer's past nemesis, who struggles to adapt to the ways of a new world and a restless new partner (Sandra Bullock).

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He didn't send in a list, but yet I still taunt Starman.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 30, 2012, 12:57:07 PM
And the theme song, BTW.
http://www.youtube.com/v/FYij_V9YhQs?version=3

Much less "Mercenary Man" sounding than I remembered.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 30, 2012, 12:58:17 PM
(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/7453/tombr.jpg)

48. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider- (2001) - 27 points
(3 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #13 Johnny U)
   
Directed by Simon West
Starring Angelina Jolie, Daniel Craig, and The Edge
   
Place on 11's list: #26
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #48: Zardoz - (1974)

Synopsis:
"Lara Croft is a wealthy, British archeologist/tomb raider who tries to thwart a secret society/doomsday cult seeking two pieces of a mysterious device hidden in two different places of the world in order to use it during a rare planetary alignment to bring them unlimited power to control or destroy the world."

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 Hair whipping not included.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 30, 2012, 01:01:26 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LVmiFC9iAyc/TZpfdJ8fESI/AAAAAAAAAX0/Ti1bW9EEBXI/s320/kilmer-willow.jpg)

47. Willow - (1988) - 27 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #8 CJ Jones)
   
Directed by Ron Howard
Starring Val Kilmer, Warwick Davis, Joanne Whalley, Billy Barty

Place on 11's list: N/A
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #47: Pearl Harbor - (1995)

Synopsis:
"After finding a baby adrift in a river, a dwarfish "Nelwyn" named Willow (Warwick Davis) must protect it from an evil queen (Jean Marsh), battling dragons and vanquishing evildoers with help from the warrior Madmartigan (Val Kilmer) in a bid to shield the infant from harm. Ron Howard directs this George Lucas-produced fantasy-adventure that received a pair of Oscar nods for sound editing and visual effects."

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Yes, Pak. It made it.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 30, 2012, 01:03:34 PM
And I was very tempted to use this as the screen shot from Willow:

(http://oi44.tinypic.com/24bw2kw.jpg)
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 30, 2012, 01:05:21 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_6MkQMMNcC78/RdUej_tAXqI/AAAAAAAAAN8/NDB9eJbBmpE/s1600/transformers+1.jpg)

46. Transformers The Animated Movie - (1986) - 29 points
(3 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #11 Gojikranz)
   
Directed by Nelson Shin
Starring Peter Cullen, Leonard Nemoy and Orson Fucking Welles

Place on 11's list: #28
Place on 10's list: #50
Place on 09's list: #39
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #46: The Incredible Hulk - (2008)

Synopsis:
"It is the year 2005. And the battle between the heroic Autobots led by Optimus Prime and the evil Decepticons led by Megatron and StarScream. Two warring factions of transforming robots from the planet Cybertron. The Autobots must save their home planet from an evil entity known as Unicron, who's ready to consume anything that stands in its way. At the same time, they must defend themselves from an all-out attack from the Decepticons. Along the way, lives are lost, battles are fought, and a new Autobot leader is born as another dies."

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A frenchman not doing a comedy.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 30, 2012, 01:08:57 PM
(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/601/16111193.gif)

45. Stargate - (1994) - 29 points
(3 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #10 Dr. Smith)
   
Directed by Roland Emmerich
Starring Kurt Russell, James Spader,  Alexis Cruz and French Stewart

Place on 11's list: N/A
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #45: High School Musical 2 - (2007)

Synopsis:
Dr. Daniel Jackson (James Spader), a scholar of ancient hieroglyphics, signs on to help the Air Force (led by Kurt Russell) unlock the mystery of a stone archway that's really a portal to another universe. There, they encounter a culture of friendly primitives and some not-so-nice dog-headed beasties armed with lasers.

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A film with Snow White not played by Bella.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 30, 2012, 01:09:46 PM
(http://www.genrebusters.com/images/aliens.jpg)

44. Aliens - (1986) - 30 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #11 Pak-Man and Artie)
   
Directed by James Cameron
Starring Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn and Michael Biehn

Place on 11's list: #50
Place on 10's list: #35
Place on 09's list: #30
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #44: The Terminator - (1984)

Synopsis:
"Ellen Ripley, the sole survivor of the alien attack on the mining ship Nostromo, awakens half a century later when she is found by a salvage ship. The welcome given to her by the "Company" officials is far from warm, since they refuse to believe her discovery of alien existence and strip her off her flight officer's license. Ripley also discovers, much to her horror, that the planet LV-426 where her crew had encountered an alien species for the first time, is now colonized by the company. But when all contact from the planet is lost Ripley is called back into action again as an advisor to a team of tough space marines with lots of firepower. To get rid of her recurrent nightmares about the alien creature, Ripley prepares for a final battle with the monsters - and this time, there are hundreds of them out there."

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Yeah, I had a hard time finding interesting images from this that didn't involve eyes being gouged out.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 30, 2012, 01:12:35 PM
Oh, and Anais? Enjoy.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 30, 2012, 01:15:25 PM
(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/102/evh.gif)

43. Event Horizon - (1997) - 30 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #7 ispep)
   
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Starring Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill and Kathleen Quinlan

Place on 11's list: N/A
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #43: Catwoman - (2004)

Synopsis:
In 2040, an explorer vessel known as the Event Horizon went missing beyond deep-space boundaries. Seven years later, the ship sends a garbled signal back to Earth that sounds a lot like a cry for help. A rescue ship led by Captain Miller (Laurence Fishburne) is dispatched to investigate, but Miller's crew (including Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan and Joely Richardson) soon realizes the awful truth -- something unimaginable has happened on board.

Up Next:
A film employing the royal Canterlot voice.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 30, 2012, 01:17:36 PM
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/8302/flashg.gif)

42. Flash Gordon - (1980) - 30 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #6 CJ Jones)
   
Directed by Mike Hodges
Starring Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson and Max von Sydow

Place on 11's list: N/A
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #50: Star Wars: The Clone Wars - (2008)

Synopsis:
Flash gets a face-lift in this update of the 1930s comic strip. After being skyjacked (along with comely Dale Arden) to the planet Mongo, Flash (Sam Jones) learns that its merciless ruler, Emperor Ming (Max von Sydow), plans to destroy Earth and take Dale as his concubine. There's only one thing to do: unite Mongo's warring kingdoms, foil Ming's plan and get the girl.

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Didn't we already cover this in Ghosthouse?
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 30, 2012, 01:30:06 PM
(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/7743/movieclown2.jpg)

41. Spawn - (1997) - 30 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #6 Darth Geek)
   
Directed by Mark A. Z. Dippé
Starring Michael Jai White, Martin Sheen and John Leguzamo

Place on 11's list: #39
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #41: The Poseidon Adventure - (1972)

Synopsis:
"An assassin named Al Simmons is double-crossed and murdered by his evil boss Jason Wynn. Al makes a deal with the devil and returns to earth as Spawn to see his wife. He is ordered by the devil's minion, The Clown, to kill Wynn. Wynn has made a deal with the clown too and is suppose to destroy the world with a deadly virus that will help start Armageddon and allow Hell to attack Heaven. Spawn must choose between Good & Evil."

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#40-#30! We visit New York, Vegas, two alien planets, Czechomanigaria and four different land masses surrounded by water.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 30, 2012, 01:31:25 PM
And as today's bonus entries, I present - The two films submitted that I had never even heard of before.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 30, 2012, 01:32:37 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_KGLQ283kPI4/TBREG7YQMTI/AAAAAAAAAT0/XIFF_QIxp0I/s320/2vidspritof76.jpg)

The Spirit of '76- (1990) - 25 points
(1 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #1 ArquetteSister)
   
Directed by Lucas Reiner
Starring David Cassidy, Olivia d'Abo, and Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo

Place on 11's list: N/A
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A

Synopsis:
David Cassidy stars in this silly romp through disco heaven. It's 2176, and time travelers make it their mission to slip through a time warp and find the Constitution. Their destination? 1776, of course! But when their time-travel mechanism breaks down and they end up in 1976 instead, they discover a world far groovier than they expected.

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A film that doesn't even have a screen shot online.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: gojikranz on January 30, 2012, 01:45:05 PM
yay its begun!  by the way my name is gojikranz its misspelled on the transformers post not that it matters much. 
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 30, 2012, 01:53:47 PM
None of mine yet, though Gymkata is a very good choice.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 30, 2012, 01:53:52 PM
(http://www.contactmusic.com/videoimages/sbmg/peter-bjorn-and-john-young-folks.jpg)

Folks!- (1992) - 0 points
(0 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #20 CJones)
   
Directed by Ted Kotcheff
Starring Tom Selleck & Don Ameche

Place on 11's list: N/A
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A

Synopsis:
Jon Aldrich (Tom Selleck) lives the good life: He has a stunning home, a fantastic job and a beautiful wife (Christine Ebersole) and children. But when his folks (Don Ameche and Anne Jackson) move in with him, Jon's ideal life crumbles and before long, he's starting to lose everything -- including his mind. Jon's house and spouse go away, and his assets are frozen during an investigation. But that's just the tip of the iceberg in this madcap comedy.

Up Next:
Back for real tomorrow, with a special celebrity guest list of wanted films.

Oh, and a boring actual image of the movie poster:
(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQADNakV_DIqMXEnYJaYetK-SmCJwIXwMLbAq0wNfPF0uf-ab7jiCE3O-RipA)
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 30, 2012, 04:35:36 PM
GAME ON!!!

49. Demolition Man - (1993) - 27 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #5 DB Barnes)

I've always thought this would make a good riff. It's so target-rich. Crazy premise, over-the-top acting, ridiculous costumes, plenty of stupid action quips, all kinds of goofy futuristic elements,  and lame attempts at humor. It just seems like they could a field day with it. Stallone, Snipes, Dennis Leary, Rob Schneider, seashells, Taco Bell of the future, new no-touch sex, how could this not turn out well?

http://www.youtube.com/v/OrWcEGDXOUg?version=3&hl=en_US


45. Stargate - (1994) - 29 points
(3 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #10 Dr. Smith)

Had Stargate at #19. I enjoy the movie but I think there's enough material to make for a fun and effective riff. A lot of it's just silly and over-the-top.

Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Darth Geek on January 30, 2012, 05:07:02 PM
41. Spawn - (1997) - 26 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #7 ispep)
I had Spawn at #6 on my list.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 30, 2012, 05:33:08 PM
41. Spawn - (1997) - 26 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #7 ispep)
I had Spawn at #6 on my list.

Read the line above when typing that one up. It's been corrected.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: CJones on January 31, 2012, 12:29:51 AM
(http://www.contactmusic.com/videoimages/sbmg/peter-bjorn-and-john-young-folks.jpg)

Folks!- (1992) - 0 points
(0 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #20 CJones)
   
Directed by Ted Kotcheff
Starring Tom Selleck & Don Ameche

Place on 11's list: N/A
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A

Synopsis:
Jon Aldrich (Tom Selleck) lives the good life: He has a stunning home, a fantastic job and a beautiful wife (Christine Ebersole) and children. But when his folks (Don Ameche and Anne Jackson) move in with him, Jon's ideal life crumbles and before long, he's starting to lose everything -- including his mind. Jon's house and spouse go away, and his assets are frozen during an investigation. But that's just the tip of the iceberg in this madcap comedy.

Up Next:
Back for real tomorrow, with a special celebrity guest list of wanted films.

Oh, and a boring actual image of the movie poster:
(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQADNakV_DIqMXEnYJaYetK-SmCJwIXwMLbAq0wNfPF0uf-ab7jiCE3O-RipA)

Oh man, thank for including that. I removed it because I knew no one else would pick it.

Yeah, it;s a comedy. If you consider Dom Ameche having Alzheimer's, and his wife and he decide to commit suicide comedy. So, gun, rat poison, jump off a building... No, the clear choice is to drive down the highway on the wrong side of the road. Heck, that way, we might even get some else killed.

I could have sworn when I saw this in the theater there was also a scene where they walked out onto a highway, hoping to get hit by a car. Not surprisingly, they cause a huge wreck instead. But I can't find in on youtube... Now that I think about, I do know they made a made for TV version. I bet they replaced one highway scene with the other.

Oh, and Tom Selleck gets shit on the whole movie, including losing a toe and getting one of his testicles crushed. I guess that was the "comedy" part.   
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: CJones on January 31, 2012, 12:42:55 AM

42. Flash Gordon - (1980) - 30 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #6 CJ Jones)

Oh, I just noticed Flash Gordon made it. See, I did contribute something new. And yes, I did think of this because of the Highlander riff.

FLASH.. AH-AHHHH He'll save every one of us!
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: CJones on January 31, 2012, 12:59:56 AM
GAME ON!!!

49. Demolition Man - (1993) - 27 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #5 DB Barnes)

I've always thought this would make a good riff. It's so target-rich. Crazy premise, over-the-top acting, ridiculous costumes, plenty of stupid action quips, all kinds of goofy futuristic elements,  and lame attempts at humor. It just seems like they could a field day with it. Stallone, Snipes, Dennis Leary, Rob Schneider, seashells, Taco Bell of the future, new no-touch sex, how could this not turn out well?

Yeah, that was a good idea. I would have put that on my list if I had thought of it....And seriously, Taco Bell? Really subtle product placement. A future where all restaurants are Taco Bell really is a dystopian future :speechless:

Not the worst restaurant product place though. That would be what I had at #4
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Russell on January 31, 2012, 10:40:54 AM
49. Demolition Man - (1993) - 27 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #5 DB Barnes)
As much of a target as it is, Demolition Man seems completely self-aware, and aware of the fact that it's a really silly yet massively fun action movie. It actually kind of riffs on itself if you ask me.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 31, 2012, 10:45:52 AM
Okay, the next 10 entries...
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 31, 2012, 10:47:17 AM
(http://www.alltopmovies.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/18-godzilla-1998.jpg)

40. Godzilla - (1998) - 30 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Gojikranz)
   
Directed by Roland Emmerich
Starring Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno and Maria Pitillo

Place on 11's list: #17
Place on 10's list: #1
Place on 09's list: #3
Place on 08's list: #2
Last year's #40: Citizen Kane - (1941)

Synopsis:
"A montage of French nuclear tests in the Pacific Ocean, observed by many marine iguanas. Then, in present days, a Japanese fishing ship is being attacked by an unseen monster; only one survived. Traumatized, he is later questioned in a hospital by a mysterious Frenchman and repeatedly says only one word --"Gojira". NRC scientist Niko "Nick" Tatopolous is called in to investigate the matter, and he quickly arrives at the conclusion that a giant, irradiated lizard known as Godzilla has been created by the explosions. Then Godzilla makes its way north, landing at Manhattan to begin wreaking havoc in the big city! Even with the combined forces of the U.S. military are going to destroy Godzilla at all costs, but will it ever be enough to save the people of New York?"

Up Next:
No, I will not make a plane joke.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 31, 2012, 10:51:49 AM
(http://triangleartsandentertainment.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/the-man-with-the-golden-gun1.jpg)

39. The Man with the Golden Gun- (1974) - 32 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #3 ispep)
   
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Starring Roger Moore, Christopher Lee and Herve Villechaize

Place on 11's list: N/A
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #39: Spawn - (1995)

Synopsis:
"Francisco Scaramanga (Christopher Lee), the world's deadliest assassin, has set his sights set on 007 (Roger Moore). James Bond has a license to kill, but Scaramanga isn't playing by anyone's rules as the cat-and-mouse game of death takes the two from the Far East to Scaramanga's island lair."

Up Next:
A first time entry to this list.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 31, 2012, 10:52:56 AM
Oh, ispep? The "any" choice was randomized.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 31, 2012, 10:56:35 AM
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/3433/sttroop.gif)

38. Starship Troopers - (1997) - 32 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #2 CJ Jones)
   
Directed by Paul Verhoeven
Starring Casper Van Diem, Denise Richards, Michael Ironsides and Neil Patrick Harris

Place on 11's list: N/A
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #38: Star Trek Nemesis - (2002)

Synopsis:
In this sci-fi adventure, fire-spitting, brain-sucking bugs attack Earth and obliterate Buenos Aires. Coming to the rescue are gutsy soldiers Johnny Rico, Dizzy Flores, Carmen Ibanez and Ace Levy, who head to the Klendathu system for a showdown.

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Oh John, you provide such great screenshots...
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 31, 2012, 10:59:51 AM
(http://www.denofgeek.com/siteimage/scale/800/600/139492.png)

37. Con Air - (1997) - 32 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #1 DB Barnes)
   
Directed by Simon West
Starring Nicholas Cage, John Malkovich & John Cusak

Place on 11's list: N/A
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #37: Pearl Harbor - (2001)

Synopsis:
Newly released from prison, ex-con Cameron Poe finds himself on a transport plane that's been hijacked by some of the most dangerous inmates in America. Cameron just wants to reunite with his wife and daughter, but the thugs have other plans.

Up Next:
Boom.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 31, 2012, 11:01:27 AM
(http://www.virginmedia.com/images/1scarlett-gal-the-island.jpg)

36. The Island- (2005) - 33 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #1 CJ Jones)
   
Directed by Michael Bay
Starring Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson and Sean Bean

Place on 11's list: #29
Place on 10's list: #15
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: #40
Last year's #36: Hackers - (1994)

Synopsis:
"Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly Utopian but contained facility in the year 2019. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to the "The Island" - reportedly the last uncontaminated spot on the planet. But Lincoln soon discovers that everything about his existence is a lie. He and all of the other inhabitants of the facility are actually human clones. Lincoln makes a daring escape with a beautiful fellow resident named Jordan Two-Delta. Relentlessly pursued by the forces of the sinister institute that once housed them, Lincoln and Jordan engage in a race for their lives to literally meet their makers."

Up Next:
Simpsons haven't done this one yet, but Futurama did.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 31, 2012, 11:07:45 AM
(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/2536/62241459.gif)

35. Fantastic Voyage - (1966) - 33 points
(3 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Compound)
   
Directed by Richard Fleischer
Starring Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch and Donald Pleasence

Place on 11's list: #13
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #35: Street fighter the Movie - (1994)

Synopsis:
"The adventure of a lifetime occurs not in the outer reaches of space, but inside the human body. An elite team of medical and scientific specialists race to save a top government scientist who is suffering from a blood clot on the brain. Their mission: be reduced along with their submarine-like craft to microscopic size, enter the bloodstream of the ailing scientist, and journey to the brain to perform an emergency procedure. With only sixty minutes to complete their mission, the scientist find themselves fighting off an attack by white corpuscles, caught in a tornado-like storm in the lungs, and struggling to survive sabotage from one of their own."

Up Next:
Boom. Again.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 31, 2012, 11:08:56 AM
Made a slight change in the ranking once I realized that I'd calculated the standings wrong. (All point totals are fine, I just forgot how I was handling tiebreakers.)
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 31, 2012, 11:10:17 AM
(http://blogs.amctv.com/movie-blog/pearl-harbor-560.jpg)

34. Pearl Harbor - (2001) - 34 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #4 Compound)
   
Directed by Michael Bay
Starring Ben Affleck, Alec Baldwin and Jon Voight

Place on 11's list: #37
Place on 10's list: #47
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #34: Clash of the Titans - (1981)

Synopsis:
"The classic story of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is told through the eyes of two boyhood friends, now serving as officers in the Army Air Corps. Rafe is an energetic young pilot who is selected to fly with the British in Europe while America is still not at war. After Rafe is shot down and presumed killed, however, Danny comforts Rafe's former lover, Evelyn, and the two draw closer. But, when Rafe turns up alive, the two former friends become enemies, and it is through the turmoil of Pearl Harbor that the two may reconcile their differences..."

Up Next:
And, you know, the thing about them... they've got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 31, 2012, 11:11:35 AM
(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/1969/ewokj.jpg)

33. The Ewok Adventure: Caravan of Courage - (1985) - 34 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #4 Gojikranz)
   
Directed by John Korty
Starring Warwick Davis, Eric Walker, Aubree Miller & Burl Ives

Place on 11's list: N/A
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #33: Howard the Duck - (1986)

Synopsis:
The Towani family civilian shuttlecraft crashes on the forest moon of Endor. The four Towani's are separated. Jermitt and Catarine, the mother and father are captured by the giant Gorax, and Mace and Cindel, the son and daughter, are missing when they are captured. The next day, the Ewok Deej is looking for his two sons when they find Cindel all alone in the shuttle (Mace and Cindel were looking for the transmitter to send a distress call), when Mace appears with his emergency blaster. Eventually, the four-year old Cindel is able to convince the teenage Mace that the Ewoks are nice. Then, the Ewoks and the Towani's go on an adventure to find the elder Towanis.

Up Next:
This was before he became the mayor of Steelport.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 31, 2012, 11:16:16 AM
(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/5875/ds1.gif)

32. In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale - (2002) - 35 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #4 Pak-Man)
   
Directed by Uwe Boll
Starring Jason Statham, Ron Pearlman, Ray Liotta & Burt Fucking Reynolds

Place on 11's list: N/A
Place on 10's list: #42
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #32: National Treasure - (2004)

Synopsis:
"Set in the kingdom of Ehb, the story follows a man called Farmer (Jason Statham), who was adopted by his village. When Farmer's wife, Solana (Claire Forlani), and his son leave to sell vegetables at the town of Stonebridge, Farmer's farm is attacked by creatures called Krugs. With the help of his friend and neighbor Norrick (Ron Perlman) he travels to Stonebridge; however, the Krugs kill his son and capture his wife. With the help of Norrick and Bastian (Will Sanderson), Farmer's brother-in-law, he intends to find and rescue his wife."

Up Next:
No, Noah. Reb Brown shouldn't have been in this.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 31, 2012, 11:26:41 AM
(http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/The-Expendables-2-release-date.jpg)

31. The Expendables - (2010) - 36 points
(3 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #10 Monty)
   
Directed by Sylvester Stallone
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li & Dolph Lundgren

Place on 11's list: N/A
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #31: Airport - (1995)

Synopsis:
Mercenary Barney Ross leads a ragtag band of hired guns charged with overthrowing a South American despot, a job no official military unit is willing to touch. But once on the ground, the team learns there's more to the mission than they were told.

Up Next:
#30-21! Giant Monsters! Insurance fraud! Folk singers! Evil twins! Even a wedding! Oh, and the main man shows up too. All this and more tomorrow!
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on January 31, 2012, 11:40:39 AM
Bonus Entry!

This year, as a special treat, I contacted a number of people outside the Rifftrax community and asked them what they'd like to see tackled by Mike and the guys. And some of these folks were kind enough to reply. So, let's start with our first guest entry...

(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/2886/linkara.gif)

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... Two that I’d especially love to see done:

-Star Trek: The Motion Picture

-Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster (this one in particular is rife with riffing potential, in particular “EL TELEPHONO!” or just the constant bits of “Frankenstein” [AKA a robot named Frank] just stumbling around confused and malfunctioning.  Also included are very fey aliens in bad bald caps and girls getting shrink-wrapped)

Hope that helps, at least!

ST: TMP has, of course, been in prior years' lists. So, let's take a look at the other suggestion:

http://www.youtube.com/v/O9It2mr5hP8?version=3

Yeah, that just might work. Thanks, Lewis!

Lewis' work can, of course, be seen at Atop the 4th Wall. (http://atopfourthwall.blogspot.com/)



Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 31, 2012, 12:34:23 PM
Up Next:
Simpsons haven't done this one yet, but Futurama did.


Actually, they did do it.  In a Halloween episode they go inside Mr Burns to save Maggie, who has been swallowed.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 31, 2012, 12:52:41 PM
37. Con Air - (1997) - 32 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #1 DB Barnes)

This movie is ridiculous on so many levels. In terms of riffing potential, this is what you would call extremely target-rich. Between the lame plot, cheesy one-liners,  and over-the-top characters/performances, this pile is just  begging to be riffed. Who else voted for it?

http://www.youtube.com/v/fWq-S1_1vnc?version=3&hl=en_US


(http://www.virginmedia.com/images/1scarlett-gal-the-island.jpg)

36. The Island- (2005) - 33 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #1 CJ Jones)

Scarlett Johansson looks amazing in this movie. That's totally irrelevant to the topic. This movie wasn't even on my list.


33. The Ewok Adventure: Caravan of Courage - (1985) - 34 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #4 Gojikranz)

Dammit! I spaced on this one. Totally should've put this on my list. It's always something! :grr:


49. Demolition Man - (1993) - 27 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #5 DB Barnes)
As much of a target as it is, Demolition Man seems completely self-aware, and aware of the fact that it's a really silly yet massively fun action movie. It actually kind of riffs on itself if you ask me.

I'm gonna stay away from the whole "self-aware" issue on this thread. It doesn't take away from the fact that I think this would make a great riff. You could make the same argument for Flash Gordon and Starship Troopers, and I'm sure there will several others before this list is done. Besides, there's plenty of that talk over in the Suggest-a-Trax thread.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Darth Geek on January 31, 2012, 12:55:52 PM
Cool! I love Linkara, he's awesome!
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Russell on January 31, 2012, 12:58:27 PM
Cool! I love Linkara, he's awesome!
Although to be honest I can do without his cheesy story lines.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Darth Geek on January 31, 2012, 01:00:57 PM
Cool! I love Linkara, he's awesome!
Although to be honest I can do without his cheesy story lines.
Agreed.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 31, 2012, 01:01:32 PM
Hey Compound, can I make a suggestion? Pace yourself. It's nice to give people a chance to check shit out and comment on it. Also, the deadline for Fictional Crushes isn't for ten days. We got some time to kill.  :)
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Russell on January 31, 2012, 02:00:42 PM
Hey Compound, can I make a suggestion? Pace yourself. It's nice to give people a chance to check shit out and comment on it. Also, the deadline for Fictional Crushes isn't for ten days. We got some time to kill.  :)
May I suggest that in the meantime we watch a Time to kill starring Samuel L Jackson?
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Pak-Man on January 31, 2012, 06:53:23 PM
Yay! In the Name of the King made it this year! I really don't know how Uwe Boll has gone this long without a single riff...
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: stansimpson on February 01, 2012, 12:10:02 AM
Awesome bonus entry, Compound! That's really cool that Linkara responded n' everything.

Here... Have one of these:  :clap:
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Watchman on February 01, 2012, 02:45:51 AM
GAME ON!!!

49. Demolition Man - (1993) - 27 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #5 DB Barnes)

I've always thought this would make a good riff. It's so target-rich. Crazy premise, over-the-top acting, ridiculous costumes, plenty of stupid action quips, all kinds of goofy futuristic elements,  and lame attempts at humor. It just seems like they could a field day with it. Stallone, Snipes, Dennis Leary, Rob Schneider, seashells, Taco Bell of the future, new no-touch sex, how could this not turn out well?

This movie already cracks me up, and a majority of the humor is intentional IMO. It's not the biting satire it could've been, the studio watered down the much more acidic & satirical script from Daniel Waters (screenwriter of Heathers in his prime, also brought some twisted stuff to Batman Returns and absurdity to Hudson Hawk, which I'm not ashamed to enjoy). But I think enough of Waters ideas survive to lend the film an intentional absurdity.

The 3 Seashells are riff-proof.

Plus I just have a soft spot for pre-Matrix dystopian sci-fi (or post-Matrix dystopian sci-fi that doesn't copy Matrix action: I'm looking at you Equilibrium).

But as far as dystopian sci-fi goes, are you looking forward to the (alleged) future Logan's Run rifftrax?

Anywho, so far my only entry to make it is Event Horizon. For some reason I left the Michael Bay & Roland Emmerich films off my list this time. I guess the transformers series has worn me out on Bay-riffing. A year or two ago I was a strong advocate for riffing The Island; karmic justice for stealing intellectual property from Parts: The Clonus Horror (which is actually a decent little flick if you watch the un-MST'ed version). But, meh, aside from The Rock, it's the only Bay film that doesn't contain certain Bay-ism that irritate the hell out of me: particularly, characters jabbering or making stupid jokes while havoc is being wrought. Ewan MacGregor & Scarlet Johansen (sp? do I care?) don't say stupid shit while vehicles are being destroyed.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 01, 2012, 09:40:28 AM
Okay, here's today's entries!
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 01, 2012, 09:48:51 AM
(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/1525/inhulk.png)

30. The Incredible Hulk - (2008) - 37 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #5 Pak-Man)
   
Directed by Louis Leterrier
Starring Edward Norton, Liv Tyler and Tim Roth

Place on 11's list: #46
Place on 10's list: #13
Place on 09's list: #9
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #30: I, Robot - (2004)

Synopsis:
"A cure is in reach for the world's most primal force of fury: THE INCREDIBLE HULK. We find scientist Bruce Banner, living in shadows, scouring the planet for an antidote. But the warmongers who dream of abusing his powers won't leave him alone, nor will his need to be with the only woman he has ever loved, Betty Ross. Upon returning to civilization, our brilliant doctor is ruthlessly pursued by The Abomination -- a nightmarish beast of pure adrenaline and aggression whose powers match The Hulk's own. A fight of comic-book proportions ensues as Banner must call upon the hero within to rescue New York City from total destruction. One scientist must make an agonizing final choice -- accept a peaceful life as Bruce Banner or the creature he could permanently become: THE INCREDIBLE HULK."

Up Next:
That's all for today! Tomorrow we tackle #29, a film with double the normal mount of evil twins!
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 01, 2012, 12:40:34 PM
Aw. No one bit on the joke. Oh well. Back from an errand and the list continues.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 01, 2012, 12:44:39 PM
 (http://trekweb.com/images/stories/4c51e29e72c9a-1.jpg)

29. Star Trek: Nemesis - (2002) - 37 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #4 Monty)
   
Directed by Stuart Baird
Starring Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner and Ron Perlman. Plus I'm pretty sure that  Shriekback's lead singer plays Shinzon.

Place on 11's list: #38
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #29: The Island - (2004)

Synopsis:
"In the wake of a joyful wedding between Riker (Jonathan Frakes) and Troi (Marina Sirtis) Picard receives another reason to celebrate: the Romulans want peace and the captain will be the Federation's emissary. But as the Enterprise heads toward the Romulan Empire a brilliant villain awaits - harboring a diabolical plan of destruction and an unimaginable secret that will give Picard his most fearsome challenge."

Up Next:
5th year running for our next entry.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 01, 2012, 01:02:11 PM
(http://guitarforworship.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/congo-795290.jpg)

28. Congo - (1995) - 38 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #7 Gojikranz and StanSimpson)
   
Directed by Frank Marshall
Starring Laura Linney, Dylan Walsh and Ernie Hudson

Place on 11's list: #23
Place on 10's list: #9
Place on 09's list: #28
Place on 08's list: #47
Last year's #28: Transformers the Animated Movie - (1986)

Synopsis:
"A megalomaniac C.E.O. sends his son into the dangerous African Congo on a quest for a source of diamonds large enough and pure enough to function as powerful laser communications transmitters (or is it laser weapons?). When contact is lost with his son and the team, his sometime daughter- in-law is sent after them. She is a former CIA operative and, accompanied by gee-whiz gadgetry and a few eccentric characters (including a mercenary, a researcher with a talking gorilla, and a nutty Indiana-Jones-type looking for King Solomon's Mines), sets out to rescue her former fiancé. What they all discover is that often what we most want turns out to be the source of our downfall."

Up Next:
Sadly, the theme song is quite incorrect.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: CJones on February 01, 2012, 01:06:32 PM


28. Congo - (1985) - 38 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #7 Gojikranz and StanSimpson)

I'm pretty sure you got the year wrong. I don't think this movie came out when I was ten.

Congo was a decent book. And they even made a pretty good pinball game out of the movie. However, the movie itself... Well, I'll say this much: it was a much better adaptation of a Michael Crichton book than Sphere (which I just realized I should have put on my list).

EDIT: Ron Perlman was in ST:Nemesis? My memory of that movie must be crappier than I thought.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 01, 2012, 01:23:19 PM
But as far as dystopian sci-fi goes, are you looking forward to the (alleged) future Logan's Run rifftrax?

Definitely. I've been looking forward to it since we first heard about it (last July?). Aside from Breaking Dawn, which comes out in ten days, there aren't any likely major releases in the offing. So, maybe we'll get Logan's Run at some point in the next month or so.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 01, 2012, 01:23:41 PM
(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/8472/poseidon1.png)

27. The Poseidon Adventure - (1972) - 38 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #5 Monty)
   
Directed by Ronald Neame
Starring Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine and Shelly Winters

Place on 11's list: #41
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #27: X-Men Origins: Wolverine - (2009)

Synopsis:
"A passenger ship, on her way to the scrap yard is pushed to her limits by the new owners to save on the dismantling fees. A tidal wave hits her, flipping her over so that all the internal rooms are upside down. A priest takes a mixed band of survivors on a journey through the bowels of the ship in an attempt to survive."

Up Next:
This one? Two weeks. Tops.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 01, 2012, 01:27:05 PM

I'm pretty sure you got the year wrong. I don't think this movie came out when I was ten.

Whoops. That's the default year in this year's template. corrected.

Quote
EDIT: Ron Perlman was in ST:Nemesis? My memory of that movie must be crappier than I thought.

He's not as noticeable as usual:
(http://cdn2.screenjunkies.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/reman_viceroy.jpg)
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 01, 2012, 01:42:37 PM
(http://wondrouspics.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Breaking-Dawn-Movie-Poster.jpg)

26. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1 - (2011) - 39 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Anais)
   
Directed by Bill Condon
Starring Robert Pattinson, Kirsten Stewart, Taylor Lautner & Peter "Mike Dexter" Facinelli

Place on 11's list: N/A
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #26: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - (2001)

Synopsis:
"The Quileute and the Volturi close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses different threats to the wolf pack and vampire coven. Bella decides to remain human for a while longer after marrying Edward. They honeymoon on a private island where Edward can bask in the sun without causing alarm. When she begins to get sick, Edward rushes her home to Forks. They soon realize that despite all odds, Bella is pregnant and the baby is growing so quickly that Bella's life is in danger. The Cullens are afraid that if Bella gives birth, she will die, but she refuses to give the child up. When the Quileute wolf pack learns of the pregnancy, they fear that the baby will be like a newborn vampire—a crazed blood drinker who murders innocent humans. They plan to destroy it—and if Bella is killed in the process, so be it."

Up Next:
Monty's the highest rank. Again.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 01, 2012, 01:48:49 PM
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/8295/airpo.jpg)

25. Airport- (1985) - 41 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Monty)
   
Directed by George Seaton   
Starring Dean Martin, Burt Lancaster and George Kennedy

Place on 11's list: #31
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #25: Knowing - (2008)

Synopsis:
"A midwestern U.S. hub airport struggles to remain open despite the worst snowstorm in 25 years, angry homeowners from a nearby housing tract and pilots refusing to obey noise abatement rules during the storm. Mel Bakersfield is the airport manager who must not only fight the weather and the home owners but his pilot/playboy brother-in-law, his divorce seeking wife, a deranged man with a bomb, a plane stuck in the mud and blocking the main runway, a little old lady stowaway and the airport commissioners. A very accurate, for its time, depiction of the day-to-day goings on at a busy airport-- with some extra high drama thrown in for seasoning."

Up Next:
No, seriously. This one will surprise you.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 01, 2012, 01:51:53 PM
Okay, the next three entries? All had the same number of votes and all votes were in the same position.  Grr. So they were randomized.

And person who wanted "Any film from this series", you had about 5 different candidates nominated. This is the one you voted for.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 01, 2012, 02:03:54 PM
(http://skreeonk.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/space1.jpg)

24. Godzlla vs. Space Godzilla- (1994) - 45 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #3 ArquetteSister)
   
Directed by Kensho Kasiwabara
Starring Megumi Odaka, Jun Hashizume, Akira Emoto

Place on 11's list: N/A
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #24: Dungeons & Dragons - (2000)

Synopsis:
"When Mothra went into outer space to stop a meteor from reaching Earth, she accidentally took with cells from Godzilla and remaining cells from Biollante that inhabited our atmosphere. The combined cells went through a black hole and created a new creature, Space Godzilla. Space Godzilla heads to Earth to confront Godzilla, Junior Godzilla, and the new G-Force robot, MOGERA."

Up Next:
Old school misties will rejoice.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 01, 2012, 02:16:27 PM
(http://www.dreadcentral.com/img/reviews/katzman1b.jpg)

23. The Giant Claw - (1957) - 43 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Gojikranz)
   
Directed by Fred F. Sears
Starring Jeff Morrow, Mara Corday and Morris Ankrum

Place on 11's list: #21
Place on 10's list: #29
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #23: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe - (1995)

Synopsis:
"When electronics engineer Mitch MacAfee spots a UFO as "big as a battleship," from his plane, the Air Force scrambles planes to investigate. However, nothing shows up on radar, and one of the jets is lost during the action. MacAfee is regarded as a dangerous crackpot until other incidents and disappearances convince the authorities that the threat is real. Some believe it is a French-Canadian folk legend come to life, but it turns out to be an extraterrestrial giant bird composed of anti-matter whose disregard for human life and architecture threatens the world."

Up Next:
"No, I wanted apathy, not attitude. Go call Dante. Yeah, I know he's not even supposed to be here today."
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: gojikranz on February 01, 2012, 02:23:47 PM
GINO has fallen.  i still think that would be a good older(compared to most rifftrax) film to do since there are about ten billion copies of the dvd floating around. 

keep the giant claw movement going!
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: CJones on February 01, 2012, 02:30:22 PM
GINO has fallen.  i still think that would be a good older(compared to most rifftrax) film to do since there are about ten billion copies of the dvd floating around. 

keep the giant claw movement going!

Just in case you didn't know, Quiptracks has done a riff of the American version of Godzilla. It's pretty darn good.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 01, 2012, 02:36:26 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fu74EujnosY/TaOkCNl7BLI/AAAAAAAAAEI/AmTug9W-IJg/s1600/IvanOoze1.jpg)

22. Mighty Morphing Power Rangers: The Movie - (1995) - 45 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Stan Simpson)
   
Directed by Bryan Spicer
Starring Johnny Yong Bosch, Jason David Frank, Jason Narvy, Paul Freeman & Amy Jo Johnson

Place on 11's list: N/A
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #22: Star Trek The Motion Picture - (1979)

Synopsis:
"The galactically feared, universally despised Ivan Ooze is released from a hyperlock chamber after six thousands years. The first thing on his agenda - conquer Earth. A plan which involves revenge on his imprisoner, and mentor of the Rangers, Zordon! The Rangers, stripped of their powers, must journey to a distant planet and seek the fabled Great Power - the only thing capable of saving Zordon and restoring their lost powers. It's a race against time as the rangers, using the power of Ninjetti, struggle to restore they're powers, save Zordon and defeat Ivan."

Up Next:
They do that trick at Radio Shack too if you don't give them your phone number.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Artie on February 01, 2012, 02:41:32 PM

keep the giant claw movement going!

Yes, yes, yes!  If you haven't seen The Giant Claw then you're missing out.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 01, 2012, 03:00:35 PM
(http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/gallery/1010532/photo_14_hires.jpg)

21. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - (1984) - 47 points
(3 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #5 Candle jack and Ispep)
   
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Starring Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw and Ke Huy Quan

Place on 11's list: #19
Place on 10's list: #22
Place on 09's list: #16
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #50: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe - (1995)

Synopsis:
"Set in 1935, a professor, archaeologist, and legendary hero by the name of Indiana Jones is back in action in his newest adventure. But this time he teams up with a night club singer named Wilhelmina "Willie" Scott and a twelve-year-old boy named Short Round. They end up in an Indian small distressed village, where the people believe that evil spirits have taken all their children away after a sacred precious stone was stolen! They also discovered the great mysterious terror surrounding a booby-trapped temple known as the Temple of Doom! Thuggee is beginning to attempt to rise once more, believing that with the power of all five Sankara stones they can rule the world! Now, it's all up to Indiana to put an end to the Thuggee campaign, rescue the lost children, win the girl and conquer the Temple of Doom."

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The top 20! Kung fu! The Devil! Sean Bean! The far future! Aliens! Politics! Canadians! Computers! And more Simpsons references! All this and more tomorrow!
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 01, 2012, 03:05:56 PM
And our list of guest entries continues with webcatoonist day!

Yes, webcartoonists!

...

Hey, NPH doesn't answer his email. And Penn just sent me back an email saying "Three of clubs." Granted, that was my card, but I didn't ask him about that.

Anyway, webcartoonists! Folks who bring us illustrated joy and mirth every day for free! Respect them and rejoice in their presence!

First up we have...

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Still, if I must (and I must), here's a list off the top of my head, and in no particular order:

* The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island
* Hook
* The Spirit
* Return to Oz
* Never Say Never Again
* The Great Gatsby
* The Last Starfighter
* Super Mario Bros.
* Ferngully: The Last Rainforest
* My Neighbor Totoro
* The Batman serials from 1943
* Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie
* Corvette Summer
* Holiday Inn
* Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
* The Black Cauldron
* Howard the Duck
* The Rocketeer
* The Wizard

Alright, I'll stop there.  Nothing else is rolling swiftly off my virtual tongue.  I think it's fairly clearly from most of that list that I was born in 1983.  In any event, I think Rifftrax could carve out an even larger niche for themselves if they targeted more goofy films of my generation.  Highlander and Karate Kid III were huge steps in the right direction.

Also, appro of nothing, but we need to convince Cole Stratton and Janet Varney to get back in the recording booth.  There are times when I prefer them to the regular Rifftrax crew!

Trout's work includes the goofy superhero romp "Sporkman (http://sporkman.com/classic)", the recently ended literary comic Lit Brick (http://litbrick.com), and the newly begun and the uniquely named "Mary Elizabeth's Sock (http://maryelizabethssock.com)." Which, to borrow a different webcomic's catchphrase "Is not satanic Porn." I think. It's early in the strip. And ladies? He knows Jeph Jacques...

BTW John? He draws you better than you do.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 01, 2012, 03:18:45 PM
And continuing webcartoonist day, it's  a favorite of Eric Burns-White.

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1. Mazes and Monsters (1982): The classic TV movie/cautionary tale in which Tom Hanks is driven mad by the seductive pull of tabletop gaming.  But in an interesting way, not in the way where you wear T-shirts based on Internet memes and tell everyone about your character.

2. Legend (1985): Sometimes not even the can't-miss combination of Ridley Scott's direction and Tim Curry in a big red devil suit can save a film.  I don't understand it either.

3. Rocky IV (1985): Yes, it's great that Rocky defeats Communism.  But in the cold, hard light of day, we have to face the fact that a franchise that was initially a gritty Rust Belt underdog story had, by the fourth movie, morphed into a thing where it seems reasonable for Paulie to own a robot butler.  And by "butler" I of course mean "prostitute."

4. Under the Cherry Moon (1986): I debated for many fraught hours over which failed musical pop-star vehicle to request: "Cool as Ice" or "Under the Cherry Moon"?  In the end, I couldn't say no to Prince, let alone Prince as a Jazz Age gigolo whose seduction technique consists of sarcastically insulting women.  And it's in black-and-white, so you know it's classy.  But still, "Cool as Ice" is pretty boss.

5. Masters of the Universe (1987): Do not fear "Masters of the Universe"!  The combination of Dolph Lundgren as He-Man, Frank Langella as Skeletor, a plot about the power of music, and plenty of mid-budget pre-CGI special effects makes this a tasty block of cheese.  Teela is pretty badass here, unlike in the cartoon where she spends all her time getting kidnapped and teaching Orko not to eat the drug berries.

6. Super Mario Brothers (1993): This is not the worst film I've ever seen in the theater.  The worst film I've ever seen in the theater is "Nine Months," starring Hugh Grant.  This is the second worst.

7. Love Stinks (1999): Comedies are notoriously hard to riff.  That said, what we have here is an attempt to promote French Stewart, a.k.a. the squinty guy from "Third Rock from the Sun," as a romantic leading man.  Also, it's incredibly misogynistic, like "Wicker Man" misogynistic.  Also, it's written and directed by the creator of "Full House."  Also, wow.

8. Punisher: War Zone (2008): The greatest of all the Punishers.  In the opening, the Punisher kills an entire room of gang bosses, each in a different creative way, then jumps on the ceiling and spins around on a ceiling fan spraying bullets.  Wayne Knight is Micro.  There's a thing with a parkour guy and a grenade launcher.  The magic of the movies.
(Editor: This is a completely unsurprising choice, BTW.  http://skin-horse.com/comics/2011-09-07Mitchell_pounced.jpg )

9, The Spirit (2008): There is no way I can physically make it through this film without people in the TV insulting it for me.  I'm coming to you for help.

10. Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011): This is going to happen, right?

Shaenon, aside from writing and drawing "Narbonic (http://www.narbonic.com)", a story of mad science, gerbils and forensic linguistics and "Skin Horse (http://skin-horse.com)", covering government bureaucracy, transvestites and psychoanalyzing lions, also writes "Smithson"  (http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/smithson/series.php) and has also worked at Viz and written several stories for Marvel Comics. Which involved the Mole Man, but that still counts.

And the trailer to "Love Stinks", which is as bad as described.
http://www.youtube.com/v/e-WBWtNm_i0?version=3
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 01, 2012, 03:19:59 PM
Okay, someone want to unflag my last post? It's over in spam land. Kthnxbye.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Darth Geek on February 01, 2012, 07:24:18 PM
GINO has fallen.  i still think that would be a good older(compared to most rifftrax) film to do since there are about ten billion copies of the dvd floating around. 

keep the giant claw movement going!

Just in case you didn't know, Quiptracks has done a riff of the American version of Godzilla. It's pretty darn good.
Agreed!
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 02, 2012, 01:33:29 PM
Okay, my last post is still flagged as spam here, but here goes today's list.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 02, 2012, 01:37:30 PM
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20. Billy Jack - (1971) - 47 points
(3 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Monty)
   
Directed by T. C. Frank (Tom Laughlin)
Starring Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor and Clark Howat

Place on 11's list: #20
Place on 10's list: #7
Place on 09's list: #21
Place on 08's list: #19
Last year's #20: Billy Jack - (1971)

Synopsis:
"Billy Jack is a half-Indian/half-white ex-Green Beret who is being drawn more and more toward his Indian side. He hates violence, but can't get away from it in the white man's world. Pitting the good guys, the students of the peace-loving free-arts school in the desert vs. the conservative bad guys in the near-by town, the movie plays definitive late-60s themes/messages: anti-establishment, make love not war, the senseless slaughter of God's creatures, the rape of society (figuratively and literally), two-sided justice, racial segregation and prejudices, and basic socialist ideals."

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...thus proving that America was secretly founded by ponies!
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Raefire on February 02, 2012, 01:50:43 PM
This is a bit late, but I should note that I while I would love the guys to go after it, this MST3K homage did one hell of a job on The Giant Claw:

http://www.youtube.com/v/-LjjPO0OYCo

The intro to part 1's a bit flat, but once they get to the main characters and the movie, it's pretty freakin' solid.

They also did an earlier homage with Starcrash as well.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 02, 2012, 01:55:14 PM
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19. National Treasure- (2004) - 49 points
(3 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #2 DB Barnes)
   
Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Starring Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger and Justin Bartha

Place on 11's list: #32
Place on 10's list: #27
Place on 09's list: #19
Place on 08's list: #39
Last year's #19: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - (1984)

Synopsis:
"Since childhood, Benjamin Franklin Gates has known that he is descended from a long line of people whose job is to guard a treasure hidden by the Founding Fathers, who hid clues to its whereabouts in the country's currency and on the back of the Declaration of Independence. Now, he has learned of a plot to steal the Declaration, and has only one option: steal it himself. Even if he pulls off this monumental task, keeping the treasure safe is still going to be incredibly hard, especially since the FBI has also gotten wind of the scheme."

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Not to be confused with Earth Vs. Soup.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 02, 2012, 01:58:30 PM
(http://jabcatmovies.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Cowboys_and_Aliens.jpg)

18. Cowboys & Aliens - (2011) - 49 points
(3 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Monty)
   
Directed by Jon Favreau
Starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde

Place on 11's list: N/A
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #18: Black Swan - (2010)

Synopsis:
"Year 1873. In Silver City, Arizona Territory, Apache Indians and Western settlers must lay their differences aside when an alien spaceship crash lands in their city. It all begins when a stranger (Daniel Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron—fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford). It's a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known. Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he's been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents—townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors—all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival."

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Sadly, most folks in tech support were probably influenced by this.

Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 02, 2012, 02:12:27 PM
(http://www.hotflick.net/flicks/1995_Hackers/995HAC_Renoly_Santiago_001.jpg)

17. Hackers - (1986) - 52 points
(4 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #5 Artie)
   
Directed by Iain Softley
Starring Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie and Jesse Bradford

Place on 11's list: #36
Place on 10's list: #38
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #17: Godzilla - (1998)

Synopsis:
"A young boy is arrested by the US Secret Service for writing a computer virus and is banned from using a computer until his 18th birthday. Years later, he and his new-found friends discover a plot to unleash a dangerous computer virus, but they must use their computer skills to find the evidence while being pursued by the Secret Service and the evil computer genius behind the virus!"

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This one got nominated at ComicCon last year too.

Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: CJones on February 02, 2012, 02:15:49 PM
18. Cowboys & Aliens - (2011) - 49 points
(3 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Monty)

I honestly expected this to rank a lot higher. I had it pretty high on my list.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 02, 2012, 02:22:36 PM
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16. The Apple - (1980) - 55 points
(3 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #6 Compound)
   
Directed by Menahem Golan
Starring Catherine Mary Stewart,  George Gilmour and Vladek Sheybal

Place on 11's list: #49
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #16: Showgirls - (1995)

Synopsis:
"Alphie and Bibi, two sweet, naive youths from Moose Jaw, Canada, have come to America to compete in the 1994 Worldvision Song Festival. Although the pair have talent, they are beaten out by the underhanded tactics of the festival favorites, another duo with the backing of BIM: Boogalow International Music, and its leader, Mr. Boogalow. Though crestfallen by their loss, Bibi and Alphie are soon delighted to hear the Mr. Boogalow has taken an interest in their music and wants to sign them to his label. All is looking up for the two until they begin to discover the dark underside of the rock and roll world."

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You buy a bag of peanuts in this town and you get nominated.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Darth Geek on February 02, 2012, 02:35:55 PM
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Not to be confused with Earth Vs. Soup.

18. Cowboys & Aliens - (2011) - 49 points
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Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 02, 2012, 02:39:18 PM
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15. Citizen Kane - (1941) - 57 points
(4 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #9 ispep)
   
Directed by Orson Welles
Starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten and Dorothy Comingore

Place on 11's list: #40
Place on 10's list: #16
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #15: Xanadu - (1980)

Synopsis:
"Multimillionaire newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies alone in his extravagant mansion, Xanadu, speaking a single word: "Rosebud". In an attempt to figure out the meaning of this word, a reporter tracks down the people who worked and lived with Kane; they tell their stories in a series of flashbacks that reveal much about Kane's life but not enough to unlock the riddle of his dying breath."

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Actually, the plot of the next film is just a slight variation on Citizen Kane's plot.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: gojikranz on February 02, 2012, 02:49:40 PM
i got the chance to see the apple in a movie theatre a few months ago it is quite insane definitely worthy of a riff.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 02, 2012, 02:54:48 PM
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14. GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra - (2009) - 62 points
(4 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Pak-Man)
   
Directed by Stephen Sommers
Starring Channing Tatum, Sienna Miller and Christopher Eccleston

Place on 11's list: #6
Place on 10's list: #5
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #14: Tron Legacy - (2010)

Synopsis:
"Two soldiers stationed in Kazahkstan (Captain Duke Hauser and his partner "Ripcord") are ordered to transport special warheads created by MARS, an arms' manufacturer controlled by James McCullen. When they are attacked by thieves (led by Anastasia DeCobray, with whom Duke has history), they are saved by a top secret, international special forces unit known as "G.I. Joe". The leader of G.I. Joe, General Abernathy (or Hawk) is on the trail of the thieves: an evil organization called "Cobra". While Duke and Ripcord train to join the Joes, McCullen ("Destro") is secretly working for Cobra and plotting to recapture his metal-eating "Nanomite" warheads. Duke and Ripcord (with help from Heavy Duty, Snake Eyes, and the rest of the Joes) must prove that they are Real American Heroes -- by stopping the launch of these warheads before Cobra uses them to take over the world."

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I'd make a joke here, but Motley Crue doing a Kia commercial has distracted me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHZbXvts0LE
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 02, 2012, 03:04:39 PM
(http://www.ncodaddio.com/Comedy/Showgirls2.jpg)

13. Showgirls - (1995) - 66 points
(3 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Artie)
   
Directed by Paul Verhoeven
Starring Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan and Gina Gershon

Place on 11's list: #16
Place on 10's list: #19
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #13: Fantastic Voyage - (1966)

Synopsis:
"Nomi Malone, a mysterious young girl with the ambition to dance embarks on a journey to Las Vegas to become a showgirl in a high-class hotel show. There she meets Molly, a seamstress at the Stardust Hotel and the two quickly become good friends. She gets a job as a lap dancer at the seedy Cheetah Club but after a chance meeting with Cristal Connors, the star of Goddess, the current show at the hotel where Molly works, Nomi manages to secure an audition for a spot on the chorus line. However she soon realizes that fame comes with a price as her friendships, her morals and her soul are put to the test as she works her way up the ladder and eventually becomes the star of the show, stealing Cristal's part. She begins to wonder if all of her work was for nothing and if she can reclaim her life back before it is too late."

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The director's cut adds a 40 minute segment of the cast eating at Tim Horton's. Sadly, it's the best part of the disc.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 02, 2012, 03:11:45 PM
(http://www.ncodaddio.com/Comedy/Showgirls2.jpg)

Or, as she appeared in the movie:

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Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 02, 2012, 03:15:41 PM
(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/522/glce.gif)

12. Green Lantern - (2011) - 66 points
(4 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Stan Simpson)
   
Directed by Martin Campbell
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and Mark Strong

Place on 11's list: N/A
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #12: Air Force One - (1997)

Synopsis:
"A man is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe. Test pilot Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) is given a ring which grants super-powers by a dying alien and recruited into an intergalactic peace-keeping force. Hal tries to avoid the responsibility, but a threat to the Earth and the Green Lantern Corps forces him to become a hero."

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Completely inaccurate portrayal. There's nary a Cheeto to be seen!
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 02, 2012, 03:29:50 PM
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/3955/85236450.jpg)

11. Dungeons & Dragons - (2000) - 26 points
(7 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Darth Geek)
   
Directed by Courtney Solomon
Starring Justin Whalin, Marlon Wayans and Jeremy Irons

Place on 11's list: #24
Place on 10's list: #48
Place on 09's list: #35
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #11: Gymkata - (1985)

Synopsis:
"Empress Savina Rules over the magical empire Izmer. The young thieves Ridley and Snails get involved with her quest to find the legendary Scepter of Savrille. With this most desirable magical wand she could have the power to rule over the Red Dragons and she would then be able to provide freedom and equality amongst all people. Ridley and Snails are closely followed by Damodar, the cruel assistant of Profion who is longing for the power of the Scepter. Profion wants to get into battle with the Empress. Whenever Profion would get his hands on the Scepter, the whole empire would then forever live in darkness. The future depends on the braveness of Ridley and Snails..."

Up Next:
The top 10! All Simpsons quote teasers! "Oh, they have the internet on computers now!" ; "How can anyone do a spoken word version of a rap song? " "He found a way."; "Solar power.  When will people learn?"; "We learn karate, so that we need never use it." "Um, excuse me, sir. I already know how not to hit a guy."; "Hey...you're not just impersonating a pilot so you can drink here, are you?";  "I'll leave you with what we all came here to see: hardcore nudity!

Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 02, 2012, 03:35:36 PM
And, despite our second entry from yesterday still not being there (Seriously, someone unflag that as spam please.), here's our latest guest entry from a familiar face and a man of few words:

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El Mariachi (prequel to "Desperado" & "Once Upon a Time in Mexico", minus the budget and star power.)

Halloween (2007 remake where Rob Zombie gets into the head of a mute guy that likes to stab people.)

The Butterfly Effect (Aston Kutcher tries to be serious.)

Labyrinth (Starring David Bowie's camel toe as itself.)

Fright Night (Either the 1985 version or the 2011 version would be great)

That's two guest list votes for Labyrinth, BTW. And, of course, you can check out Rikk's work here and at ICWXP.com

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Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Russell on February 02, 2012, 03:39:20 PM
(http://jabcatmovies.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Cowboys_and_Aliens.jpg)

18. Cowboys & Aliens - (2011) - 49 points
(3 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Monty)

Directed by Jon Favreau
Starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde
I have said this before, but I'm gonna say it again... this movie sucks the shit ring off my toilet bowl.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 02, 2012, 03:42:45 PM
Aw, Compound didn't even acknowledge the callback to his own joke.  :(
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Pak-Man on February 02, 2012, 06:59:48 PM
Man. I think I forgot about Cowboys and Aliens (Forgot to save my list to be sure, though.) I enjoyed it, but it wasn't even close to being a smart movie. Also they REALLY need to do GI Joe. There's so much riffable stupid fun in that movie. :^)
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: stansimpson on February 02, 2012, 09:10:10 PM
Still lovin' the guest choices. And, yes, I really wanna see Green Lantern get riffed. I mean, c'mon, it was dumb, goofy, superhero fun. What's not to riff? Anyone know why the guys were so dismissive of it at last year's ComicCon panel?
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: LucasM on February 03, 2012, 02:31:44 AM
GINO has fallen.  i still think that would be a good older(compared to most rifftrax) film to do since there are about ten billion copies of the dvd floating around. 

keep the giant claw movement going!

Just in case you didn't know, Quiptracks has done a riff of the American version of Godzilla. It's pretty darn good.
Agreed!
Agreed here, as well.  It actually has one of the funniest lines I've ever heard in any riffing in it: not-really-Godzilla jumps onto the Brooklyn Bridge and it doesn't collapse from the weight.  The comment is, "must be a suspension-of-disbelief bridge!"   ;D  [See the quote in my sig: this is a perfect example of such a thing.]
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Watchman on February 03, 2012, 05:42:20 AM
37. Con Air - (1997) - 32 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #1 DB Barnes)

This movie is ridiculous on so many levels. In terms of riffing potential, this is what you would call extremely target-rich. Between the lame plot, cheesy one-liners,  and over-the-top characters/performances, this pile is just  begging to be riffed. Who else voted for it?

I should've.

If you want to read something bizarrely contrarian, some writer at AV Club passionately defends this movie:
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Question: What movie have you spent the most time arguing about?
A: Con Air is an incredibly entertaining movie on pretty much every level... I see a director (Simon West) and producer (Jerry Bruckheimer, of course) who took all the conventions of bad action movies and added a great cast (Nicolas Cage in the role he was born to play, Steve Buscemi, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Ving Rhames, Danny Trejo, Dave Chappelle) and a sense of hilarity to the whole thing. Con Air is an action movie that winks if you want it to and plays it straight if that's what you're after. To me, it's hilarious on purpose, and also just plain fun, in that blow-'em-up way. If you can defend Face/Off (as some do), you should certainly give Con Air another shake. Or three. (Josh Modell)
(http://www.avclub.com/articles/avqa-movie-arguments,2524/ (http://www.avclub.com/articles/avqa-movie-arguments,2524/))

Can't quite swallow that.

Now, regarding "self-awareness":
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You could make the same argument for Flash Gordon and Starship Troopers, and I'm sure there will several others before this list is done. Besides, there's plenty of that talk over in the Suggest-a-Trax thread.
Starship Troopers is more than merely self-aware, though. It's a vicious satire. It's a futuristic military propaganda video. How much more self-aware can you get when your entire movie has the deliberate style & mannerisms of a military propaganda video?! And there's a reason the citizens of Buenos Aires are pretty much Aryan-esque models. What's next, riffing Dr Strangelove & Network? (Not saying Starship Troopers is on a quality level near Dr Strangelove, but... there are people who fail to realize that Strangelove is a comedy. More and more...)

Sorry, it's just... bizarre to me, the idea of riffing something that's a completely different picture than what the riffers saw. Shall we riff Network because "the acting is over the top"? Riff Wag the Dog because "the filmmakers can't even get the phrase 'wag the tail' right"?

I may have said it once, in which case I'll say it again: If you're gonna pick a Paul Verhoeven sci-fi/action film for riffing, I think Hollow Man is by far his worst, lacking in wit or even the usual tactile ultraviolence.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: anais.jude on February 03, 2012, 06:55:48 AM
I totally voted for Con Air. It's a guilty pleasure of mine
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 03, 2012, 12:00:49 PM
Okay, here's our last guest post, who was supposed to appear on Wednesday.


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1. Mazes and Monsters (1982): The classic TV movie/cautionary tale in which Tom Hanks is driven mad by the seductive pull of tabletop gaming.  But in an interesting way, not in the way where you wear T-shirts based on Internet memes and tell everyone about your character.

2. Legend (1985): Sometimes not even the can't-miss combination of Ridley Scott's direction and Tim Curry in a big red devil suit can save a film.  I don't understand it either.

3. Rocky IV (1985): Yes, it's great that Rocky defeats Communism.  But in the cold, hard light of day, we have to face the fact that a franchise that was initially a gritty Rust Belt underdog story had, by the fourth movie, morphed into a thing where it seems reasonable for Paulie to own a robot butler.  And by "butler" I of course mean "prostitute."

4. Under the Cherry Moon (1986): I debated for many fraught hours over which failed musical pop-star vehicle to request: "Cool as Ice" or "Under the Cherry Moon"?  In the end, I couldn't say no to Prince, let alone Prince as a Jazz Age gigolo whose seduction technique consists of sarcastically insulting women.  And it's in black-and-white, so you know it's classy.  But still, "Cool as Ice" is pretty boss.

5. Masters of the Universe (1987): Do not fear "Masters of the Universe"!  The combination of Dolph Lundgren as He-Man, Frank Langella as Skeletor, a plot about the power of music, and plenty of mid-budget pre-CGI special effects makes this a tasty block of cheese.  Teela is pretty badass here, unlike in the cartoon where she spends all her time getting kidnapped and teaching Orko not to eat the drug berries.

6. Super Mario Brothers (1993): This is not the worst film I've ever seen in the theater.  The worst film I've ever seen in the theater is "Nine Months," starring Hugh Grant.  This is the second worst.

7. Love Stinks (1999): Comedies are notoriously hard to riff.  That said, what we have here is an attempt to promote French Stewart, a.k.a. the squinty guy from "Third Rock from the Sun," as a romantic leading man.  Also, it's incredibly misogynistic, like "Wicker Man" misogynistic.  Also, it's written and directed by the creator of "Full House."  Also, wow.

8. Punisher: War Zone (2008): The greatest of all the Punishers.  In the opening, the Punisher kills an entire room of gang bosses, each in a different creative way, then jumps on the ceiling and spins around on a ceiling fan spraying bullets.  Wayne Knight is Micro.  There's a thing with a parkour guy and a grenade launcher.  The magic of the movies.
(Editor: This is a completely unsurprising choice, BTW.  http://skin-horse.com/comics/2011-09-07Mitchell_pounced.jpg )

9, The Spirit (2008): There is no way I can physically make it through this film without people in the TV insulting it for me.  I'm coming to you for help.

10. Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011): This is going to happen, right?

Shaenon, aside from writing and drawing "Narbonic", a story of mad science, gerbils and forensic linguistics and "Skin Horse", covering government bureaucracy, transvestites and psychoanalyzing lions, also writes "Smithson" and has also worked at Viz and written several stories for Marvel Comics. Which involved the Mole Man, but that still counts.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 03, 2012, 12:01:27 PM
Okay, it's noon Pacific time and here's our last 10 entries, one every 15 minutes!
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 03, 2012, 12:02:16 PM
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10. X-Men Origins Wolverine - (2009) - 71 points
(5 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #4 Stan Simpson)
   
Directed by Gavin Hood
Starring Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber and Danny Huston

Place on 11's list: #27
Place on 10's list: #25
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #10: Iron Man 2 - (2010)

Synopsis:
"Two mutant brothers, Logan and Victor, born 200 years ago, suffer childhood trauma and have only each other to depend on. Basically, they're fighters and killers, living from war to war through U.S. history. In modern times, a U.S. colonel, Stryker, recruits them and other mutants as commandos. Logan quits and becomes a logger, falling in love with a local teacher. When Logan refuses to rejoin Stryker's crew, the colonel sends the murderous Victor. Logan now wants revenge."

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It's been mentioned before, and now it's here.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 03, 2012, 12:16:20 PM
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9. Star Trek The Motion Picture - (1985) - 78 points
(5 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Anais)
   
Directed by Robert Wise
Starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelly

Place on 11's list: #22
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: #48
Last year's #9: Dune - (1984)

Synopsis:
"An alien phenomenon of unprecedented size and power is approaching Earth, destroying everything in its path. The only starship in range is the U.S.S. Enterprise--still in drydock after a major overhaul. As Captain Decker readies his ship and his crew to face this menace, the legendary Admiral James T. Kirk arrives with orders to take command of the Enterprise and intercept the intruder. But it has been three years since Kirk last commanded the Enterprise on its historic five year mission...is he up to the task of saving the Earth?"

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Didn't The Dungeon Master have the same plot?
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 03, 2012, 12:30:59 PM
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8. Tron Legacy - (2010) - 78 points
(5 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Artie)
   
Directed by Joseph Kosinski   
Starring Jeff Bridges, Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund

Place on 11's list: #14
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #8: The Wizard - (1989)

Synopsis:
"After being transported into the surreal landscape of a mainframe computer to destroy an intruder, a programmer finds himself allied with the leader of a rebellion against a corrupt cyber-entity. It all started when Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn, looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant, father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous."

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Mass Solar's worst nightmare.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 03, 2012, 12:44:40 PM
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7. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace - (1986) - 79 points
(5 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Doc Smith)
   
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Starring Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman and Jackie Cooper

Place on 11's list: #4
Place on 10's list: #20
Place on 09's list: #38
Place on 08's list: #7
Last year's #7: Rocky IV - (1986)

Synopsis:
"Superman does a lot in his newest adventure. Archvillain Lex Luthor, determined to make the world safe for nuclear arms merchants, creates a new being to challenge the Man of Steel: the radiation-charged Nuclear Man. The two super-powered foes clash in an explosive screen extravaganza that sees Superman save the Statue of Liberty, repulse a volcanic eruption of Mount Etna, rebuild the demolished Great Wall of China and perform many more spectacular feats."

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Donuts. Is there anything they can't do?
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 03, 2012, 12:59:33 PM
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6. Iron Man 2 - (2010) - 81 points
(5 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #6 DB Barnes and Candle Jack)
   
Directed by Jon Favreau
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle and Gwyneth Paltrow

Place on 11's list: #10
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #6: G.I. Joe The Rise of Cobra - (2009)

Synopsis:
"With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press, and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, along with Pepper Potts, and James "Rhodey" Rhodes at his side, must forge new alliances - and confront powerful enemies."

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Meh. None of them can beat River Tam.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 03, 2012, 01:13:48 PM
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5. Street Fighter: The Movie - (1994) - 86 points
(7 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #6 Doc Smith and Stan Simpson)
   
Directed by Steven E. de Souza
Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raúl Juliá and Ming-Na Wen

Place on 11's list: #35
Place on 10's list: #11
Place on 09's list: #17
Place on 08's list: #6
Last year's #5: Jonah Hex - (2010)

Synopsis:
"Col. William Guile leads an army of soldiers into the country of Shadaloo to find traces to lead him to General M. Bison, who has captured many people including three missing soldiers. Among them is Carlos "Charlie" Blanka, in which Bison decides to turn into a hideous mutant. On the other hand, Chun Li is a reporter who seeks revenge against Bison for the death of her father years ago. Then two small time hustlers Ryu and Ken, are arrested along with Sagat, a powerful arms dealer and Vega for dealing of illegal weapons. Guile recruits them in order to find Bison's base. Now Guile, T. Hawk, Cammy, Ryu, Ken, Chun Li, Balrog and E. Honda have three days before Bison murders the hostages and takes over the world."

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It gave birth to many a catch phrase! Well, okay. Just one actually.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 03, 2012, 01:30:04 PM
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4. Air Force One - (1997) - 97 points
(6 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Ispep)
   
Directed by Wolfgang Petersen
Starring Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman and Glenn Close

Place on 11's list: #12
Place on 10's list: #14
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #4: Superman IV: The Quest for Peace - (1986)

Synopsis:
"The President of the United States is on a journey home after making a speech in Moscow. But on the journey, Russian hi-jakers take over the plane, disguising themselves as newspaper reporters. They want the President to ring Moscow and release General Redek. But they think that the President has escaped in the pod. But the president is really still on board air force One attempting to regain control of the plane and to rescue his wife and daughter."

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Sigh.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 03, 2012, 01:44:35 PM
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3. Dune - (1984) - 98 points
(6 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Anais and Gojikranz)
   
Directed by David Lynch
Starring Francesca Annis, Kyle MacLachlan and Sting

Place on 11's list: #9
Place on 10's list: #2
Place on 09's list: #5
Place on 08's list: #10
Last year's #3: Watchmen - (2009)

Synopsis:
"It is a distant galaxy in the far future. The year is 10191. Arrakis is a desert planet, Arrakis is the only source of 'Melange' a vital drug used by the Guild Navigators for space travel from star system to star system. Two rival families, The Atreides and The Harkonnens, fight for control of the mining operations of Melange on Arrakis. When his father Duke Leto Atreides is assassinated by the evil Baron Harkonnen. Duke Leto's son Paul and Paul's mother Lady Jessica flee deep into the desert and are befriend by the Fremen, natives of Arrakis. Due to the influence of the 'Melange' Paul learns he has special powers and he can see into the future. Paul unites the Freman and forms a army of warriors and leads them into battle against Baron Harkonnen and the corrupt Emperor Padishah Shaddam IV who is in league with the Harkonnen's and vows to avenge his father and sets out to liberate Arrakis and it's people from the Emperor's rule and fulfill his destiny."

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Uwe Boll is a bit more faithful to his sources than this was.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 03, 2012, 01:57:55 PM
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2. Super Mario Brothers - (1985) - 120 points
(9 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Stansimpson)
   
Directed by Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel
Starring Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo and Dennis Hopper

Place on 11's list: #1
Place on 10's list: #8
Place on 09's list: #43
Place on 08's list: #12
Last year's #2: X-Men III: The Last Stand - (2006)

Synopsis:
"This is the story of two hard working Italian plumber brothers named Mario Mario and Luigi Mario, who befriends a young paleontologist named Daisy. She uncovers a massive find of mysterious new dinosaur bones. While exploring the tunnels where dinosaur fossils lay, saboteurs hired by the Mario Bros. rival businessman, Anthony Scapelli, to break some underground pipes. Meanwhile, in a hidden world called Dino-world, King Koopa's land is running out of water and going through problems so he sends Spike and Iggy to kidnap Daisy! Now the Super Mario Bros. find themselves the only hope to save the Earth from invasion then challenge a diabolical lizard king and they must battle giant reptilian goombas, outwit misfit thugs and undermine sinister scheme by taking over the world!"

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Our #1 choice! Which received no #1 votes... Will it be the subtly hinted at "2012"? Find out soon!

Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Russell on February 03, 2012, 02:13:47 PM
I totally voted for Con Air. It's a guilty pleasure of mine
You only put it on there because you were hoping the guys would make fun of hair dryers.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 03, 2012, 02:17:08 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back the Iron Man 2 Dancers as they lead us into our final entry!
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Oh, heck, here's the Captain America dancers too!
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And lest we get protests, here's one for the ladies.
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And just to get people yelling at me.
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Oh, and here's...
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Oh. Yeah. Our number one choice....
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 03, 2012, 02:18:39 PM
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1. Watchmen - (2009) - 126 points
(8 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Sugar Ray Dodge)
   
Directed by Zack Snyder
Starring Jackie Earle Haley, Billy Crudup and Malin Akerman

Place on 11's list: #3
Place on 10's list: N/A
Place on 09's list: N/A
Place on 08's list: N/A
Last year's #1: Super Mario Brothers - (1993)

Synopsis:
"It's the 1980's and it's a different world. Superheroes have been outlawed, the only ones still in operation under direct control of the United States government. Suddenly, those heroes both still in action and retired find themselves targets by an unseen enemy, who wants to kill them one by one. A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, the film is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the “Doomsday Clock” – which charts the USA’s tension with the Soviet Union – is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion – a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers – Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity…but who is watching the Watchmen?"

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Nothing! It's over! Catch everyone again next year!
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 03, 2012, 02:20:56 PM
Thanks everyone! And, for those who are curious, the iRiffs available for this year's entries:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 03, 2012, 02:21:55 PM
Oh for Pete's sake.

Please unflag my last post which mentioned which nominees had iRiffs available. Geez.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Russell on February 03, 2012, 02:26:48 PM
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I guess you could find yourself a worse codpiece than Disembaudio.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Watchman on February 03, 2012, 03:17:29 PM
Wow. Very few of mine on there, even though I'd suggested a fair number of them in other threads & "what got next" polls.

Anywho, here's my list, which I'll name Poles Apart. Bold= made the LOC. Italics= "why didn't more people vote for this?!" (I'll be sparing, I'll only italicize what I'd like discussion on.)

1. The Haunting (1999, Liam Neeson)
2. Alone In The Dark (2005, Uwe Boll's)
3. 8MM
4. Atlas Shrugged
5. End of Days
6. Collateral Damage
7. Def-Con 4
8. Capricorn One
9. The Exorcist
10. Highlander 2
11. 8 Heads In A Duffel Bag
12. Supernova (2000)
13. Alien Vs Predator
14. The Devil's Advocate
15. Event Horizon
16. Galaxy of Terror
17. Pet Sematary
18. Conan the Barbarian (2011 remake)
19. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation
20. Cannonball Run 2
21. Boondock Saints
22. Super Mario Bros
23. Princess Bride
24. Sayonara Jupiter
25. Dungeons & Dragons (2000)
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Okay, so I only italicized Atlas Shrugged. From the clips I saw I The Colbert Report, this movie looked about as entertaining as (but less than) a rightwing Birdemic (minus the birds & environment, mainly focusing on much more lavish boardrooms & offices [funded by the trickle-down from a few untaxed Washington Republicans pretending to be Tea Partiers.]). And even if MKB are conservative, I highly doubt they'd reject AS on this basis; most conservatives think the movie's an artless snoozefest; or "shit" as more commonly described. ("Where's Dennis Miller & Chuck Norris when you need them?")
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 03, 2012, 03:22:06 PM
Here be my listy!

1. The Box
2. V for Vendetta
3. Nosferatu
4. Starcrash
5. Barbarella
6. Superman IV: the Quest for Peace
7. The X-Files: I Want to Believe
8. Speed
9. Star Trek – The Motion Picture
10. Poltergeist II
11. Watchmen
12. Super Mario Bros.

13. The Ewok Adventure: The Battle for Endor (with Wilfred Brimley)
14. The Ewok Adventure: Caravan of Courage
15. Excalibur
16. Star Wars – The Clone Wars
17. Psycho
18. Rocky
19. You Got Served
20. Godzilla (1998)
21. Frankenstein (1931)
22. X-Men Origins - Wolverine
23. Halloween 2 (the old one)
24. Final Fantasy: the Spirits Within
25. The Green Slime

Not a lot from mine, but still a good list.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Artie on February 03, 2012, 03:25:31 PM
List Time

1. Showgirls
2. 2012
3. Tron Legacy
4. The Giant Claw
5. Hackers

6. I Know Who Killed Me
7. Season of the Witch (2011)
8. The Apple
9.  Risky Business
10. Watchmen
11. Star Trek: First Contact
12. National Treasure
13. Terminator 2
14. Terminator
15. Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind
16. Waterworld
17. Air Force One
18. Starship Troopers

19. Interview with a Vampire
20. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
21. The Wizard
22. Johnny Mnemonic
23. Gymkata
24. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
25. Ravenous

I'm surprised 2012 didn't make the list, being that's it's 2012 and all....
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 03, 2012, 03:37:23 PM
Oh, by the by, since I forgot to say it:

Good list Compound, and thanks for hosting it.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 03, 2012, 03:37:58 PM
I'm surprised 2012 didn't make the list, being that's it's 2012 and all....

I honestly forgot about it until I was making the banners.Whoops.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: CJones on February 03, 2012, 05:56:02 PM
Here's mine:

1 The Island (still my number one most wanted riff after all these years)
2 Starship Troopers (I'm amazed no one's done this)

3 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (Nearly bankrupted Squaresoft)
4 Mac & Me (the worst movie I've ever seen in an actual theater)
5 Cowboys and Aliens
6 Flash Gordon

7 Aliens vs Predator- I'm suprised this didn't make it
8 Willow (A movie starring Warwick Davis and Val Kilmer? How could that go wrong?.. Sad thing is, I played, and beat, both the NES game and the arcade game based on this (which are completely different BTW))
9 Tron Legacy

10 Death Race 2000
11 Ultraviolet
12 District 9
13 Super Mario Bros. (I've actually never seen this, but just from the trailer... Plus this seems to be a favorite)
14 The Wizard of Oz (I actually think this could work)
15 They Live
16 Heartbeeps (This was a childhood favorite of mine... Now I realize it kinda sucked)
17 Street Fighter: The Movie
18 Timeline
19 The Last Starfighter
20 Battle Royale (Yeah I know, this will never happen)
21 Robocop 3
22 Dungeons & Dragons
23 Barbarella - I wish I had put this higher in retrospect. I didn't think anyone else would vote for it. Apparently I was wrong.
24 Quantum of Solace
25 Cars 2

I didn't think of 2012 until it was too late, oddly enough.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Watchman on February 03, 2012, 10:23:41 PM
7 Aliens vs Predator- I'm suprised this didn't make it
I had Alien Vs Predator on my list. If I chose part 2 instead or you chose part 1 instead, then the combined points would have elevated one of the AvP's into the LOC. Alas, I only listed AvP.

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1 The Island (still my number one most wanted riff after all these years)
"WHY CAN'T I HAVE BACON?!"
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 03, 2012, 11:59:31 PM
7 Aliens vs Predator- I'm suprised this didn't make it
I had Alien Vs Predator on my list. If I chose part 2 instead or you chose part 1 instead, then the combined points would have elevated one of the AvP's into the LOC. Alas, I only listed AvP.


...except the sequel is AvP: Requiem.  I'm pretty sure you both meant the same film.

Sorry, the extra letter placed the two nominations on the opposite sides of Aliens (Plus a stray Alien III) and I didn't notice it.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Compound on February 04, 2012, 12:05:53 AM
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39.5. Alien vs. Predator - (2004) - 32 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #7 CJ Jones)
   
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Starring Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen andRaoul Bova

Place on 11's list: N/A
Place on 10's list: #31
Place on 09's list: #32
Place on 08's list: #4
Last year's #39.5: The Unbearable Lightness of Being - (1988)

Synopsis:
"Set in the early 21st century on Earth, Charles Weyland, an industrialist billionaire, leads an archaeological expedition in Antartica. Using thermal imaging satellites, Weyland believes to have discovered the ruins of an ancient pyramid temple that predates the Egyptian and Aztec pyramids buried under the ice. Once inside, the team finds the remains of humans with holes in the rib cage and the remains of facehuggers, meaning that the possibility of the temple being uninhabited is very unlikely. To make matters worse, a group of teenage Predators are coming to the temple to perform a coming-of-age ritual that involves fighting to the death with the aliens. Soon, it becomes clear that only one species is getting out alive."

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A portrayal that makes Jackie Gleason in "Smokey and the Bandit" seem like Sidney Poitier in "In the Heat of the Night."
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on February 04, 2012, 04:49:22 AM
Well here is my list,not many of mine made it this year.

1)Superman 4 The quest for peace
2)Doctor Who the TV movie
3)Super Mario Brothers the movie
4)Howard the Duck
5)Lifeforce
6)Street Fighter(1994 movie)
7)Deathwish 3
8)Superman 3
9)Iron man 2
10)Stargate
11)Star Trek Nemesis
12)Die Hard 2 Die harder
13)The Peacemaker
14)Robin Hood Prince of thives
15)Taken
16)Dune
17)The Man with the golden Gun
18)12 Angry men
19)THX 1138
20)Indiana Jones and the last Crusade
21)Jumper
22)Death wish 4 The crackdown
23)The day the earth stood still(remake)
24)Planet of the Apes(remake)
25)The Punisher Warzone
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: gojikranz on February 04, 2012, 11:50:52 AM
i forgot AVP D'oh!
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Darth Geek on February 04, 2012, 12:16:18 PM
My list is the same as last year:

1. Dungeons and Dragons
2. Judge Dredd
3. King Kong (1933)
4. Watchmen
5. Super Mario Brothers
6. Spawn
7. The Dark Crystal (love this movie, but damn is it wierd)
8. Clash of the Titans (1981)
9. Sleepy Hollow
10.The Incredible Hulk (I absolutely love this movie.)
11.Vampires (1998)
12.Batman (1989)
13.Tomb Raider (It's Indiana Jones with tits, how do you fuck that up?!)
14.Iron Man 2 (really liked the riff of Iron Man and think there is even more riffable material here.)
15.Ghost Rider (I was really dissapointed in the Rifftrax Presents)
16.DUNE (with guest riffer RVR II)
17.Superman
18.The Terminator
19.Lost in Space
20.Demolition Man
21.The Abyss
22.Predator 2 (I actually like this movie better than the original)
23.HULK (The Quiptracks I helped work on came out great, but I's still love to see their take on it.)
24.End of Days
25.The Crow (preferably with Bill and guest Trace Beaulieu)
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Russell on February 04, 2012, 12:57:00 PM
I couldn't think of 25 movies at all, but if I could have, Superman 4 would probably top the list since it was so poorly written and produced.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Watchman on February 04, 2012, 10:59:18 PM
7 Aliens vs Predator- I'm suprised this didn't make it
I had Alien Vs Predator on my list. If I chose part 2 instead or you chose part 1 instead, then the combined points would have elevated one of the AvP's into the LOC. Alas, I only listed AvP.


...except the sequel is AvP: Requiem.  I'm pretty sure you both meant the same film.

Sorry, the extra letter placed the two nominations on the opposite sides of Aliens (Plus a stray Alien III) and I didn't notice it.
According to IMDB, the full titles are:

I. AVP: Alien vs. Predator
II. AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem

So you don't need to apologize for this one, Compound.  8)
But thanks for the addendum, nonetheless. Now this LOC has two films by Paul W.S. Anderson (AVP & Event Horizon). Actually, if you look at his filmography, his films have probably turned up on more LOC's than Uwe Boll's.

Quote
Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) (post-production)
The Three Musketeers (2011)
Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
... aka "Resident Evil: Afterlife: An IMAX 3D Experience" - USA (IMAX version)
... aka "Biohazard IV: Afterlife" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
Death Race (2008)
Drift (2006) (TV)
AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
... aka "Alien vs. Predator" - Germany, USA (short title)
... aka "AVP" - USA (promotional abbreviation)
Resident Evil (2002)
... aka "Biohazard" - Japan (English title)
The Sight (2000) (TV)
Soldier (1998/I) (as Paul Anderson)
Event Horizon (1997) (as Paul Anderson)
Mortal Kombat (1995) (as Paul Anderson)
Mortal Kombat: Behind the Scenes (1995) (V)
Shopping (1994) (as Paul Anderson)

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0027271/#director (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0027271/#director)
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Watchman on February 04, 2012, 11:20:17 PM
22.Predator 2 (I actually like this movie better than the original)

Likewise. Over time it's picked up something of a following & I've read more than one article on "why Predator 2 is better than the first". One such article: http://www.scene-stealers.com/top-10s/top-10-reasons-predator-2-is-the-best-of-the-%E2%80%9Cpredator%E2%80%9D-franchise/ (http://www.scene-stealers.com/top-10s/top-10-reasons-predator-2-is-the-best-of-the-%E2%80%9Cpredator%E2%80%9D-franchise/)

Another niche crowd I sympathize with is "why Brian Cox is the best Hannibal Lecter", except in this case Manhunter came before the Anthony Hopkins portrayals. I generally avoid debates, but one of the few things that can almost incense me is if someone says Red Dragon is a better film (or better-directed film) than Manhunter. Praising Brett Ratner over Michael Mann...  :D  I'm not so passionate over X-Men or Bryan Singer, but it still strikes me as wrong wrong wrong when it's voiced on X-Men IMDB boards that X3 is the best & best-directed of the X-Men films. Not a far stretch to imagine someone arguing "Rush Hour and The Family Man are far superior to The Usual Suspects."
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: CJones on February 05, 2012, 01:41:19 AM
39.5. Alien vs. Predator - (2004) - 32 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #7 CJ Jones)

Thanks for that. Yeah, I did mean the first one. I've never even seen Requiem. I couldn't remember whether there was an 's' on the end of Alien or not, and apparently I was just too damn lazy to look it up. So yeah, I'm the one who screwed up. Sorry :-[ 
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Watchman on February 05, 2012, 05:26:09 AM
39.5. Alien vs. Predator - (2004) - 32 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #7 CJ Jones)

Thanks for that. Yeah, I did mean the first one. I've never even seen Requiem. I couldn't remember whether there was an 's' on the end of Alien or not, and apparently I was just too damn lazy to look it up. So yeah, I'm the one who screwed up. Sorry :-[ 

Dude, you don't need to apologize. This isn't exactly a film that warrants the memorization of pluralization. Not like writing "Citizen Kanes" or "Clockwork Oranges" or "A Schindler List".  :)
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Darth Geek on February 05, 2012, 07:31:08 AM
39.5. Alien vs. Predator - (2004) - 32 points
(2 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #7 CJ Jones)

Thanks for that. Yeah, I did mean the first one. I've never even seen Requiem.
I've "seen" it, and I still didn't SEE it. It's known above all for having piss poor lighting.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 05, 2012, 07:31:21 AM
7 Aliens vs Predator- I'm suprised this didn't make it
I had Alien Vs Predator on my list. If I chose part 2 instead or you chose part 1 instead, then the combined points would have elevated one of the AvP's into the LOC. Alas, I only listed AvP.


...except the sequel is AvP: Requiem.  I'm pretty sure you both meant the same film.

Sorry, the extra letter placed the two nominations on the opposite sides of Aliens (Plus a stray Alien III) and I didn't notice it.
According to IMDB, the full titles are:

I. AVP: Alien vs. Predator
II. AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem

So you don't need to apologize for this one, Compound.  8)

In that case, shouldn't the full title be Aliens Vs Predator 2?  And then the next one would be Alien3 Vs. Predators.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Darth Geek on February 05, 2012, 07:52:48 AM
22.Predator 2 (I actually like this movie better than the original)

Likewise. Over time it's picked up something of a following & I've read more than one article on "why Predator 2 is better than the first". One such article: http://www.scene-stealers.com/top-10s/top-10-reasons-predator-2-is-the-best-of-the-%E2%80%9Cpredator%E2%80%9D-franchise/ (http://www.scene-stealers.com/top-10s/top-10-reasons-predator-2-is-the-best-of-the-%E2%80%9Cpredator%E2%80%9D-franchise/)
Very good article. Those are most of the same reasons I have. I don't necessarily completely agree with all of #5, I would have liked if they successfully had a badass woman character (Maria Conchita Alonso is a TERRIBLE actress in this). But I totally agree in the disdain for force fed romantic subplots. So the lack of that was a breath of fresh air.
What he didn't mention, though, was the fact that this movie did NOT make the mistake of trying to put the Predator back in the shadows and not seen very much, like it was in the first one. Some people criticize it for this, but I think once you've revealed the Predator in all his glory at the end of the first one, you can't go back. So they wisely showed him, and they gave him more toys, so there is still stuff to surprise you.
However, one of the hardest things to do in filmmaking is world building. And the first movie has the establishment of the Predator and what it takes to fight him down pat. So that can't be taken away from it.
EDIT: And I cannot agree more with how absolutely BADASS Danny Glover is in this. Without the bullshit baggage of "I'm getting too old for this shit" from Lethal Weapon, he is a force of nature here, and far more interesting a character than Arnold in the first one. It will forever be my favorite thing Danny Glover's done
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: TeamRAD on February 05, 2012, 04:12:54 PM
Well here is my list,not many of mine made it this year.

7) Deathwish 3


*the neighborhood starts cheering*

Man, that thing riffs itself and then some. Also, it has a higher body-count than Commando w/ as much funny!

DW3 is quite something.  :)



Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 05, 2012, 04:33:37 PM
Well here is my list,not many of mine made it this year.

7) Deathwish 3

Man, that thing riffs itself and then some.

That's why it shouldn't be riffed. I mean, it's just so self aware.   ;)
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Watchman on February 05, 2012, 05:38:18 PM
22.Predator 2 (I actually like this movie better than the original)

Likewise. Over time it's picked up something of a following & I've read more than one article on "why Predator 2 is better than the first". One such article: http://www.scene-stealers.com/top-10s/top-10-reasons-predator-2-is-the-best-of-the-%E2%80%9Cpredator%E2%80%9D-franchise/ (http://www.scene-stealers.com/top-10s/top-10-reasons-predator-2-is-the-best-of-the-%E2%80%9Cpredator%E2%80%9D-franchise/)
Very good article. Those are most of the same reasons I have. I don't necessarily completely agree with all of #5, I would have liked if they successfully had a badass woman character (Maria Conchita Alonso is a TERRIBLE actress in this). But I totally agree in the disdain for force fed romantic subplots. So the lack of that was a breath of fresh air.
What he didn't mention, though, was the fact that this movie did NOT make the mistake of trying to put the Predator back in the shadows and not seen very much, like it was in the first one. Some people criticize it for this, but I think once you've revealed the Predator in all his glory at the end of the first one, you can't go back. So they wisely showed him, and they gave him more toys, so there is still stuff to surprise you.
However, one of the hardest things to do in filmmaking is world building. And the first movie has the establishment of the Predator and what it takes to fight him down pat. So that can't be taken away from it.
EDIT: And I cannot agree more with how absolutely BADASS Danny Glover is in this. Without the bullshit baggage of "I'm getting too old for this shit" from Lethal Weapon, he is a force of nature here, and far more interesting a character than Arnold in the first one. It will forever be my favorite thing Danny Glover's done

Actually I liked Conchita in this, if largely because before this I only knew her from Vampire's Kiss, where her character Alva is subjected by Nicholas Cage to insane degrees of harassment & sadism. So I thought it was nice to see Alva kick some ass after being yelled at, chased around office bathrooms & basements and ultimately being raped by a deluded fake vampire.

A lot of people criticize the "dated" 1997 setting, but to me it plays more like an insanely ultraviolent parallel-universe Los Angeles. I love that it sets up the most chaotic, violent world possible so we know the Predator's going to have a hell of a hunting time & be treated to some wholesale slaughter of ruthless gangs. I actually prefer that Predator 2 doesn't take place in a "real" world, because one thing about the first Predator that kind of bugs me is its latent 3rd-world racism; and using a  real-life violent scenario for the backdrop of fictional violence. I generally don't care for the revisionist trend of action movies to take place where lots of people have died and say "wouldn't it be a hoot if these people were really slaughtered by something supernatural or not of this earth?" (The use of Nazis in the Indiana Jones 1 & 3 don't bother me because the supernatural elements didn't play with their war crimes or genocide, but used their treasure hunting as the backdrop for fantastical events. It would have been a different story if the Holy Grail liberated Auschwitz.) Magneto's X-Men backstories, on the other hand, don't seem so kosher to me because they're actually using the genocidal aspect of WWII for an entertaining backdrop. You shouldn't focus on your cartoonish villains' roles as war criminals. What's next, Mr. Freeze running a Russian gulag? Decepticons in Rwanda?
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on February 01, 2014, 09:08:18 PM
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1. Watchmen - (2009) - 126 points
(8 of 17 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Sugar Ray Dodge)

Whoa! For some reason, I totally don't remember submitting a list at all in 2012. I thought this year was gonna be my first year. I mean, yeah, it makes sense because Watchmen ranked pretty close this year to where it was on my list in 2012 (apparently!) Don't misunderstand, I'm not suggesting that this is wrong, because I don't know how it could be, I just for some reason have no memory of it. Kinda wish I could see the rest of that list now somehow. I have bought a new computer since then, so I know there's no way I can access it on my own.
Title: Re: LOC- The 50 Most Requested Rifftrax of 2012
Post by: CJones on February 02, 2014, 08:20:53 PM
They've already riffed two of my most wanted since last years list: Starship Troopers and The Wizard of OZ. Heck, I even had ST at #2