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Title: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Chiliking20 on July 10, 2012, 01:59:14 PM
Don't get me wrong I have been liking most of the VOD's, but I for one would love to see some more major movie riffs.
Here are a few suggestions of recent movies that have come out that are crying out to be riffed.
Green Lantern
Battleship
Cowboys and Aliens
John Carter


Not to mention a bunch that should have been riffed, like Jumper and Takers with Hayden Christensen.


While I'm at it, how about some more guest riffers????  (like Barry Weiss  from Storage Wars)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Compound on July 10, 2012, 03:24:30 PM
Well, given that Battleship hasn't been released on DVD yet, I think they get a pass on that.

But for the others, it goes in cycles. A couple years ago, we were griping that Rifftrax was only riffing new films and ignoring anything that wasn't a recent release. I suspect that the pendulum will swing back in the other direction at some point.

Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: wihogfan on July 10, 2012, 06:55:45 PM
I suspect money is the motivating factor. I think the VODs sell about the same as the best selling blockbuster releases, but for 3 or more times the selling price and the same amount of work. I too would like to see an equal mix of VODs, current blockbusters, and easy to find cheap dvds from the 80s and 90s that haven't been riffed yet but would make for good fodder.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: losingmydignity on July 10, 2012, 08:09:58 PM
Is John Carter already out on DVD?

I think they are waiting for some really big ones...like The Avengers and the next Twilight. They must have gotten a bit burned out on the big comic book heroes to have skipped Green Lantern it seems.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Compound on July 10, 2012, 09:01:28 PM
Is John Carter already out on DVD?


Came out about a month ago. I'd have thought that Wrath of the Titans might get a riff too, but not so far.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: RVR II on July 10, 2012, 09:58:13 PM
Yeah I'm a little surprised by the lack of newer movie riffs and increase in VODs..
Could be a money thing and/or competition with CT (not really) since Joel and crew seem to put out around 1 DVD per year these days ::)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: pstokely on July 11, 2012, 08:49:09 PM
Are they too afraid of low sales to riff recent bombs like John Carter?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on July 11, 2012, 08:51:46 PM
Are they too afraid of low sales to riff recent bombs like John Carter?

They preemptively lost a whole truck-load of money just thinking about riffing John Carter.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Riffman for Hire on July 12, 2012, 10:24:21 AM
I can't blame them for not wanting to riff John Carter.  Man, that film was awful.  Although to be fair, Taylor Kitsch did seem very riffable in it.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MissEJ23 on July 13, 2012, 02:00:44 PM
Forget the new blockbusters...since the technology wasn't there yet, what about all the truly hideous blockbusters of the past 20 years? I'm glad that they grabbed Titanic (that would've been my first choice) and Independence Day, but I say this was really the prime period for big-budget movies that thought they were masterpieces but were actually big piles of cliched dialogue, poor acting and...well...poopie. There's so much more to riff. Please oh please, where are:

Twister (anything that stars Bill Paxton is pure RiffTrax gold)
Face/Off
I Know What You Did Last Summer
The Passion of the Christ
Navy SEALS
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever

That said, bless you guys for the riffs of all three Star Wars prequels. You've made the world a better place to be.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on July 13, 2012, 02:21:37 PM
What makes a blockbuster movie?  I thought it had to be a big budget one that made tons of money at the theaters.

If that's the case John Carter and Battleship are not, they were horrible flops.

I personally enjoyed John Carter, but it would make prime riffing material though.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on July 13, 2012, 03:19:12 PM
The Passion of the Christ
That will never happen.  I agree with the rest of the movies in your list though. 

As far as I'm concerned, it's not just about big budget, popular movies, I think it's more about choosing movies that you've heard of.  Roadhouse is a perfect example, as are xXx and Predator.  Then there are the movies that most movie buffs own, like 300 or ID4.

That's why I agree about Twister, or in lieu of that, Speed.  Keanu is always a good target for riffs.  But the sync-to-DVD riff model simply must not go away before a Steven Seagal movie gets the treatment.  (Watch just the "slaps" scene from On Deadly Ground and tell me it doesn't deserve it.)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Sideswipe on July 13, 2012, 03:22:38 PM
I would riff The Passion of the Christ in a heartbeat, but yeah, I doubt there will ever be an official Rifftrax for it.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on July 13, 2012, 04:23:52 PM
Last night I watched The Net. I doubt there is a more riffable movie in existence.

Maybe Janet and Cole or Matthew Elliott will pick that one up.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on July 14, 2012, 04:03:42 AM
It's been so long since Twister came out that at first I thought you mofos were saying there'd been a movie released about the GAME Twister.

And I'd have watched that crap!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on July 14, 2012, 07:45:39 AM
It's been so long since Twister came out that at first I thought you mofos were saying there'd been a movie released about the GAME Twister.

And I'd have watched that crap!
As long as a cow is airborn at some point, yeah, so would I.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on July 14, 2012, 09:37:05 AM
I would riff The Passion of the Christ in a heartbeat, but yeah, I doubt there will ever be an official Rifftrax for it.
Well, given that all of the dialog is in Latin, Aramaic, or Hebrew, and most of the film centers around the slow torture and killing of a man...  Well, good luck writing humorous quips for that.  It's not just about whether or not you believe who the protagonist says he is, there has to be actual material in the film that support humorous commentary.

It's easy, I'm sure, to bash a religion for two hours, but that doesn't mean it would actually be funny.

Still, I'd give you props for trying.  Maybe you could take on Schindler's List next.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: losingmydignity on July 14, 2012, 11:29:54 AM
Sophie's Choice also has some hilarious potentiality.

"Choose, damn it. Choose already!"
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: bwally on July 15, 2012, 11:28:18 AM
Ya, I don't really care if it's a new or old blockbuster but at least let us know what is in the pipeline!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on July 15, 2012, 11:43:57 AM
Ya, I don't really care if it's a new or old blockbuster but at least let us know what is in the pipeline!
Yeah, especially since they aren't doing the 20Q games anymore.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on July 15, 2012, 02:25:42 PM
Ya, I don't really care if it's a new or old blockbuster but at least let us know what is in the pipeline!

http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=25072.msg736448#msg736448
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 15, 2012, 07:02:36 PM
Sophie's Choice also has some hilarious potentiality.

"Choose, damn it. Choose already!"

So, did anyone else use Kevin's voice to play that in their head?

Now if the quote had been "would you choose already" it would have been Mike's voice. ;D
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on July 15, 2012, 07:44:37 PM
And Bill would be, "Choose!  Just choose, you stupid... bint!"
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: losingmydignity on July 15, 2012, 11:07:29 PM
Sophie's Choice also has some hilarious potentiality.

"Choose, damn it. Choose already!"

So, did anyone else use Kevin's voice to play that in their head?

Now if the quote had been "would you choose already" it would have been Mike's voice. ;D

That's funny but I was hearing Mike when I wrote it. But I do see your point and my mind stands corrected, sir!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: kent18 on July 21, 2012, 10:11:32 PM
Don't get me wrong I have been liking most of the VOD's, but I for one would love to see some more major movie riffs.
Here are a few suggestions of recent movies that have come out that are crying out to be riffed.
Green Lantern
Battleship
Cowboys and Aliens
John Carter


Not to mention a bunch that should have been riffed, like Jumper and Takers with Hayden Christensen.


While I'm at it, how about some more guest riffers????  (like Barry Weiss  from Storage Wars)


Moved and seconded on both Cowboys and Aliens and (in particular) the unspeakably awful Green Lantern; and would personally add Rock of Ages, once THAT travesty inevitably makes its way onto DVD.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Sideswipe on July 22, 2012, 10:35:18 AM
Season of the Witch
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: bigdug13 on July 23, 2012, 12:00:49 AM
I'm sure it's a money issue.  The torrent sites are rife with the blockbuster rifftrax versions of movies, but for the oldie VOD releases, it's more rare.  So I'm sure they're simply seeing more sales.

And honestly, it comes down to convenience and our "give it to me now" culture.  We're willing to pay $10 for "ready to go" riff movies, but asking us to try to sync up audio tracks to movies we already own is something many people don't want to bother with, hence the popularity of those blockbuster movies on torrents, and many of those people forget to donate to the cause when they get the trax through seedy sources.

I hope they go back to a decent mix though.  I'm still waiting on the completion of the Harry Potter movies, and there's plenty of other movies ripe for the ribbing.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on July 23, 2012, 08:13:05 AM
And honestly, it comes down to convenience and our "give it to me now" culture.  We're willing to pay $10 for "ready to go" riff movies, but asking us to try to sync up audio tracks to movies we already own is something many people don't want to bother with, hence the popularity of those blockbuster movies on torrents, and many of those people forget to donate to the cause when they get the trax through seedy sources.
With so many people upgrading their movie collections to Blu-Ray, you can find used DVD's super cheap.  I reauthored Fast & Furious this weekend and it cost me a total of 8 dollars.

On the other hand, I only have bought one VOD release so far, Crater Lake Monster.  The reason for this is because I'm so cheap, I would rather spend $3.99 on a rifftrax for a movie that I can get from Netflix (which I am already paying for) and sync  - or buy for a couple of bucks online or at my local CD exchange and reauthor - for a full-length movie that has people I know (and love to see made fun of) in it.

Damn that is one ugly run-on sentence.  Oh, well...

The point is:  I don't have a problem with VOD's and am thankful for the folks who buy them, because they are keeping Rifftrax alive as a business.  But I'd love to see them mix in more DVD's.  I'd especially like to see more classic crap movies, like some of the ones we've been talking about on the suggest-a-trax board.  I know that these don't make as much money as VOD's, but if they make enough on VOD's, why not throw a bone to those of us who want to see Steven Seagal get what's coming to him.

One or two of that type of Riff a year won't bankrupt the business, I think, especially if the VOD's are selling as well as we've been told.  I mean, I'm sure the guys would love to spend a few days making fun of Jean Claude Van Damme.  I know I would, if I had their Riffing skills.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ManUnderMask on July 23, 2012, 07:25:39 PM
I just had a thought: You think the amount of VODs they're releasing is because they had to buy the rights for Birdemic in order to use it at a live show and need to make it back? Or perhaps they're using these to pay for the rights for Birdemic?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Compound on July 23, 2012, 09:29:03 PM
I kind of doubt it. I think you're vastly overestimating how much it costs to get the rights to a film. And Severin would likely just ask for a cut of the gate instead of cash upfront.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 23, 2012, 11:09:43 PM
Yeah, what would be the point of even planning an event if the rights to the movie were going to cost more than the projected ticket sales and put the company in debt?  It is a business after all.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: RVR II on July 24, 2012, 06:00:49 AM
The guy should have paid Rifftrax for the rights to use his POS of a movie ;D
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on July 24, 2012, 08:44:43 AM
Gotta wonder what percentage of the sales of "The Room" and "Birdemic" can be attributed to Rifftrax purchases.  I'd bet they are both in the 20's somewhere.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: arodz on July 24, 2012, 12:20:26 PM
The last blockbuster released was Twilight back in Februrary.  If it's really about sales, then The Avengers should be the next big movie release.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Thrifty on July 24, 2012, 07:07:25 PM
Are they too afraid of low sales to riff recent bombs like John Carter?

They preemptively lost a whole truck-load of money just thinking about riffing John Carter.
I was holding a 10 dollar bill in my hand.  Then I read that post.  The bill instantly burst into flames.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Thrifty on July 24, 2012, 07:09:42 PM
Last night I watched The Net. I doubt there is a more riffable movie in existence.

Maybe Janet and Cole or Matthew Elliott will pick that one up.
That movie was hilarious in 1995, and is probably even moreso today.

I remember seeing that and thinking how absurd it was that this woman was so addicted to the Internet that she would take a laptop with her to the beach or order pizza online.  Now just about everyone has a smartphone or a tablet, and I order pizza online all the time.  It's just easier to do a complex order via a web site.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Crowmeus on July 25, 2012, 05:18:20 AM
The last blockbuster released was Twilight back in Februrary.  If it's really about sales, then The Avengers should be the next big movie release.

Or Hunger Games. That's out next month.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ScottotD on July 25, 2012, 05:43:03 AM
The last blockbuster released was Twilight back in Februrary.  If it's really about sales, then The Avengers should be the next big movie release.

Or Hunger Games. That's out next month.

Can I ask, are you picking these because they're blockbusters or because you think they're ripe for jokes?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on July 25, 2012, 10:49:36 AM
Wait, so the last mp3 riff release was in Feb?  I knew it'd been a while but ... HOLY SHIT.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ManUnderMask on July 25, 2012, 11:34:58 AM
Can I ask, are you picking these because they're blockbusters or because you think they're ripe for jokes?

Who cares as long as they're funny.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: eegah on July 25, 2012, 04:10:41 PM
Wait, so the last mp3 riff release was in Feb?  I knew it'd been a while but ... HOLY SHIT.

Yeah, they better do another one soon or my wife's gonna fly down there and smack someone.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ScottotD on July 25, 2012, 08:07:12 PM
Can I ask, are you picking these because they're blockbusters or because you think they're ripe for jokes?

Who cares as long as they're funny.

That was my question.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Variety of Cells on July 27, 2012, 04:01:11 PM
Wait, so the last mp3 riff release was in Feb?  I knew it'd been a while but ... HOLY SHIT.

Yeah, they better do another one soon or my wife's gonna fly down there and smack someone.

My sentiments exactly. I don't mind the VODs but my fiancé doesn't like them. We miss spending quality time watching Rifftrax together.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: wihogfan on July 27, 2012, 04:52:12 PM
Wait, so the last mp3 riff release was in Feb?  I knew it'd been a while but ... HOLY SHIT.

Yeah, they better do another one soon or my wife's gonna fly down there and smack someone.

My sentiments exactly. I don't mind the VODs but my fiancé doesn't like them. We miss spending quality time watching Rifftrax together.
Must be common with women, because my wife isn't a fan of most of the VODs either but loves the blockbusters.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: losingmydignity on July 27, 2012, 06:19:23 PM
Never mind the blockblusters (sic), where are the shorts?

Me want more shorts. More often. I'm addicted.

And for those of you who have seen the Hunger Games (I haven't; I don't see Corporate Movies in theatres anymore--I wait for the riffs), would it make a funny riff?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: kent18 on August 10, 2012, 10:41:04 AM
Apologies in advance for the length of this (quasi-)rant:

In my circle of fellow MST3K devotees, we often refer to what we've taken to calling, wistfully, "The Great Lost Riffs"; that is to say, movies which, demonstrably, should have been MSTies -- Night of the Lepus; The Terror of Tiny Town; Dondi; The Giant Claw; Chained for Life; Werewolves on Wheels; etc., etc. -- but, inexplicably, never ever were.

A corresponding list of "Great Lost RiffTrax" I've been carrying about in my head has been swelling, steadily and distressingly, of late.  An entire spate of awesomely wretched recent films which genuinely deserve savage and thoroughgoing maulings (e.g., Green Lantern, Jonah Hex, Rock of Ages, Cowboys and Aliens, Paranormal Activity 2, Machete, The Raven, ad infinitum) are falling through the cracks of opportunity... cinematic abominations upon which we'll all look back one day, guaranteed, and sigh:  "... man... if only they'd gone and done a Riff of THAT one, huh...?"

Look:  I truly, honestly, for realsies and no foolin' understand that brute economics does play a rightful (and inevitable) role in decisions such as these... but:  you can't possibly get me to believe that mp3s of major movie war crimes such as these -- with actual name recognition and a built-in potential audience of resentful viewers champing at the proverbial bit to watch them being (metaphorically) kicked to death -- don't/wouldn't make any money whatsoever.  Surely a scant few sops to the starving RiffTrax faithful -- those of us without any conceivable interest in yet a SEVENTH (!!!) Harry Potter riff, I mean -- wouldn't be completely out of line here, is all I'm suggesting.  Honest.

For the record:  I still faithfully purchase all RiffTrax ready-made DVDs (Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny; the live shows; etc.), and used to grab the downloadable stuff as well; but, lately, the unending stream of Neutrons and Brainiacs and whatnot simply Isn't.  Doing.  It.  For.  Me... and, thus, I find myself (however reluctantly) having to cast more and more frequent "Nay" votes with my own wallet, in turn.

Mike... Kevin... Bill:  please, just consider it... okay? ;)     
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 10, 2012, 10:55:39 AM
Mike... Kevin... Bill:  please, just consider it... okay? ;)     

I wish they would.  I've been wishing for a riff of any and/or all of those you suggested since I heard of their existence.  I'm already debating boycotting the next damn Twilight riff for at least 3 months just on principle.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: kent18 on August 10, 2012, 04:41:34 PM
Battleship
The Cabin in the Woods
Cowboys and Aliens
Dark Shadows
Green Lantern
John Carter
Jonah Hex
Machete
Rock of Ages
Paranormal Activity 2
Paranormal Activity 3
The Raven


These are just the first dozen examples of mp3-worthy recent atrocities for which I would happily pay, say, $5.99 or #6.99 apiece... TWICE the current going RiffTrax rate of $3.99 per mp3, in other words.

Surely some sort of profit could be realized at that price level... couldn't it?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: RoninFox on August 10, 2012, 04:44:40 PM
Battleship
The Cabin in the Woods
Cowboys and Aliens
Dark Shadows
Green Lantern
John Carter
Jonah Hex
Machete
Rock of Ages
Paranormal Activity 2
Paranormal Activity 3
The Raven


These are just the first dozen examples of mp3-worthy recent atrocities for which I would happily pay, say, $5.99 or #6.99 apiece... TWICE the current going RiffTrax rate of $3.99 per mp3, in other words.

Surely some sort of profit could be realized at that price level... couldn't it?

Things get very tricky when you fiddle with prices though.  If you double the price for the same kind of product you might lose more than two thirds of your paying audience and wind up worse off.  Just because you are willing to pay extra, doesn't mean everyone else would, or could, match it.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Thrifty on August 10, 2012, 06:06:35 PM
I wouldn't be so annoyed at a lot of VODs if they would just introduce some variety.  They seem to do long strings of the same stuff, and it starts to breed annoyance.  Either a long string of blockbuster movie riffs or a long string of VODs will draw complaints.  I don't want the message they take away from that to be "There's just no pleasing these people!" but rather "These people need some variety."

MST3K was a good show, but I feel like Rifftrax should stop trying to be MST3K v2.  Cinematic Titanic does a fine job filling that role, and they at least have the decency to release their stuff on DVD with chapters and menus.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ScottotD on August 10, 2012, 09:07:36 PM

The Cabin in the Woods

Have you actually seen this?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: kent18 on August 10, 2012, 09:13:37 PM
Battleship
The Cabin in the Woods
Cowboys and Aliens
Dark Shadows
Green Lantern
John Carter
Jonah Hex
Machete
Rock of Ages
Paranormal Activity 2
Paranormal Activity 3
The Raven


These are just the first dozen examples of mp3-worthy recent atrocities for which I would happily pay, say, $5.99 or #6.99 apiece... TWICE the current going RiffTrax rate of $3.99 per mp3, in other words.

Surely some sort of profit could be realized at that price level... couldn't it?

Things get very tricky when you fiddle with prices though.  If you double the price for the same kind of product you might lose more than two thirds of your paying audience and wind up worse off.  Just because you are willing to pay extra, doesn't mean everyone else would, or could, match it.

The precise dollar amount isn't really the point, however:  it's that A price increase from the standard $3.99 per mp3 for newer films might (and, IMHO, most likely could) render them profitable enough to continue once more.

Could I be wrong?  Certainly I could... but, as no one's bothered to try it, yet:  I might just as easily be right, as well.  ;)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: kent18 on August 10, 2012, 09:23:06 PM

The Cabin in the Woods

Have you actually seen this?

Certainly; otherwise, I wouldn't have recommended it.

I'm aware that some folks out there thought a good deal more highly of Cabin than I did... but, always remember that every film has some fans, regardless.  (I know people who actually liked Green Lantern, after all.) 

Avengers (just as a f'rinstance) both made more money AND has a higher Tomatometer ranking than Cabin, and there are plenty of folks happily awaiting a Riff of that film... so I don't see any particular reason why the latter should be considered sacrosanct, personally.  ;)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: alexonfyre on August 11, 2012, 02:34:25 PM
The best riffs are those where the movie is good enough to watch on its own (or bad enough to be funny on its own) and the riffs make them that much better. That way, when the jokes are falling flat, or there is a lull, you aren't falling asleep at least. Except for a few (Ice Cream Bunny and GhostHouse stand out), the VODs just don't have that. It's the same reason I always fall asleep during the LoTR riffs (the movies are just SO DAMN BORING!)

There are many different sects of rifftrax fans who all like different types of riffs for different reasons, and I'm sure the low-budget public domain B-movie crowd is loving it right now, and haven't taken to the forums since they are happy. However, as a modern movie fan I am expressing my need for more Full Length MP3s! It would be really nice if they did at least one VOD (or a few shorts) and one mp3 every month.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Wernski on August 12, 2012, 02:50:50 AM
I prefer this content, partially because it doesn't require me to spend so much time and effort turning an mp3 into something I can watch...  I just wish they'd release more DVDs.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on August 14, 2012, 07:18:45 PM
Is it really THAT hard to sync a riff up to a freaking DVD? Really? I'm like functionally retarded when it comes to electronics and I manage to do it fine every time.  It's not rocket science.  Hell, it's not even firecracker science. You start the DVD when they tell you to and ... wham!  It's done.  I've had more trouble ordering at a drive thru than I ever have syncing a riff.

If somebody calls or you have to do something you just leave it running and come back in five minutes.  You'll catch that five minutes next time you watch it.  I'm amazed that so many people think the "difficulty" of syncing an MP3 is factor in sales.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Zombie Monty on August 14, 2012, 07:22:49 PM
Mike already confirmed that Avengers and Dark Knight Rises were coming soon, so at least we will be getting those two.  Also hope to see Hunger Games at some point as well.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 14, 2012, 07:23:55 PM
I don't think it's as much the syncing as it is the 'having to get the movie,' since it's proven that the really top selling movies, sell well as riffs.

I am sure the syncing plays into it too, but if that were the only factor, the other titles would sell as well as Harry Potter etc.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on August 14, 2012, 07:52:10 PM
It's not rocket science.  Hell, it's not even firecracker science.
:clap: :clap: I need to start using this phrase.


And yes, syncing riffs is really easy. And getting them back in sync is pretty easy as well with the .txt file. Except for some iRiffs, which don't have the sync times in the .txt file. Seriously people, it's what that file is for!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ManUnderMask on August 14, 2012, 08:01:21 PM
I think the problem isn't so much syncing the riffs, but the amount of time it takes for reauthors to reauthor. It takes me about two or so hours to just auto duck, but then my computer is four and a half years old.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 14, 2012, 08:05:21 PM
I think the problem isn't so much syncing the riffs, but the amount of time it takes for reauthors to reauthor. It takes me about two or so hours to just auto duck, but then my computer is four and a half years old.

I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume that's not a big percentage of customers.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MrTorso on August 14, 2012, 08:20:40 PM
I think the problem isn't so much syncing the riffs, but the amount of time it takes for reauthors to reauthor. It takes me about two or so hours to just auto duck, but then my computer is four and a half years old.

I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume that's not a big percentage of customers.

It is not which is why we don't get the source files any more for the VODS.  Also my computer is over 5 years old and it takes me 1.5 - 2 hours at the most to do a complete re-author from start to finish (with auto ducking) you might want to revamp your process.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: goflyblind on August 15, 2012, 07:57:51 AM
they gave up on doing regular movie riffs, and started writing for cracked, apparently: http://www.cracked.com/article_20010_the-7-most-unintentionally-hilarious-movies-decade.html
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on August 15, 2012, 08:50:22 AM
they gave up on doing regular movie riffs, and started writing for cracked, apparently: http://www.cracked.com/article_20010_the-7-most-unintentionally-hilarious-movies-decade.html
Nice article. So they have riffed everything on that list except Sex in the City 2. Hopefully that means they will riff that at some point!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ManUnderMask on August 15, 2012, 04:57:26 PM
It is not which is why we don't get the source files any more for the VODS.  Also my computer is over 5 years old and it takes me 1.5 - 2 hours at the most to do a complete re-author from start to finish (with auto ducking) you might want to revamp your process.

Eh, I don't mind it. The auto ducking is the longest thing. After that I have it down to a science. No wasted motion here. No siree.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Action Batch on August 16, 2012, 04:48:37 AM
auto ducking

(http://www.badeendwinkel.nl/shop//catalog/images/roboteendd2.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ManUnderMask on August 17, 2012, 05:23:01 PM
(http://www.badeendwinkel.nl/shop//catalog/images/roboteendd2.jpg)

What kind of quackery?!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on August 17, 2012, 11:00:47 PM
auto ducking

(http://www.badeendwinkel.nl/shop//catalog/images/roboteendd2.jpg)
Blathering blatherskites!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: NRRork on August 18, 2012, 12:26:30 AM
Blathering blatherskites!

Okay, that's not why I intended to make a post just now, but I have to address that: *slow clap* NICE!

As for this thread's topic, yeah, I'd like to see them riff more blockbusters, too. And I think they will in the next few months as the big movies from this year start coming out of DVD. Sure, there are lots of existing blockbusters they could do, but I think I know the real issue here.

Think of how many times they've had to watch the Twilight and Transformers movies over the last couple years, AND High School Musical, AND The Last Airbender. Countless times I'm sure. So I imagine they each said "Okay, I've had all of this that I can stand. I see two options. A) it's time for the ol' head-in-the-oven, or B) we take a break and riff different movies for awhile."

It was a hollow threat, since everyone knows the oven at Rifftrax is electric for this very reason-- they made the switch after losing half their writing staff while working on The Room-- but the point had been made, they were in need of a break.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ManUnderMask on August 18, 2012, 10:24:53 AM
The Avengers is released on DVD on September 25, and Amazing Spider-Man comes out in November, so there's that.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: josey on August 21, 2012, 06:10:06 AM
I am surprised that our last riff wast Twilight.  Its been almost a year from their last Harry Potter with 2 more left to go.  I was hoping for a fast Hunger Games release this week but we get a VOD release instead.  This year we have had 10 VOD, 3 MP3 (all in Jan and Feb), 17 shorts, live shows and DVDs.  I assume that shorts are their biggest money maker as they are about 20 minutes long and cost $1-$2.  Lower investment time and more appealing cost allows for more sales.  A VOD and MP3 have the same investment time so I assume based on releases that enough people are willing to get the VODs than not to make them more profitable.  I love all the work that Rifftrax has released but feel they are starting to get away from what made them so great in the begining.  I respect that they have to evolve but don't forget the past either.  There are lots of recent films for them to pick from and tons more of older films that we grew up with to pick from.  I hope we can see releases for Avengers, Hunger Games, and Harry Potter by the end of the year.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Conor on August 21, 2012, 11:11:59 AM
We will have an MP3 out soon, probably at the end of September.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on August 21, 2012, 11:19:07 AM
We will have an MP3 out soon, probably at the end of September.
That's great news!

My imaginary money is on "The Avengers."
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Bob on August 21, 2012, 11:23:04 AM
I love the shorts, the MP3s and the VODs, so I have been a happy guy.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: RVR II on August 21, 2012, 11:29:32 AM
We will have an MP3 out soon, probably at the end of September.
Let the guessing games begin :o
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Thrashalla on August 21, 2012, 12:01:57 PM
We will have an MP3 out soon, probably at the end of September.
Let the guessing games begin :o

Pfft, like they didn't start immediately after the last one. :P
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: RVR II on August 21, 2012, 12:03:28 PM
We will have an MP3 out soon, probably at the end of September.
Let the guessing games begin :o

Pfft, like they didn't start immediately after the last one. :P
Well it has been a while now *OH SNAP* but this makes it an official beginning naow 8)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 21, 2012, 12:59:34 PM
We will have an MP3 out soon, probably at the end of September.
Let the guessing games begin :o

Pfft, like they didn't start immediately after the last one. :P
Well it has been a while now *OH SNAP* but this makes it an official beginning naow 8)

A while... That's an understatement. (February was like 5 years ago now already.)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Zombie Monty on August 21, 2012, 02:55:32 PM
We will have an MP3 out soon, probably at the end of September.

Smart money on Avengers, but would still like to see Hunger Games.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Compound on August 21, 2012, 03:33:02 PM
For Pete's sake people, this comes out next week:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511rlCGaZoL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I mean, look at it! It's just sitting there waiting for it!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 21, 2012, 04:25:31 PM
For Pete's sake people, this comes out next week:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511rlCGaZoL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I mean, look at it! It's just sitting there waiting for it!

They don't riff the bad big-budget movies anymore, unless it's Twilight.  They only do the good big-budget movies occasionally, when they're based on a comic book.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on August 21, 2012, 05:57:10 PM
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
They don't riff the bad big-budget movies anymore, unless it's Twilight.  They only do the good big-budget movies occasionally, when they're based on a comic book.
Thanks, Captain Buzzkill.  ;)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: mairsil on August 21, 2012, 08:05:14 PM
We will have an MP3 out soon, probably at the end of September.

That's good news, but an awfully long time to wait. Will we have to wait another 6 months for the next MP3 afterwards? (not trying to be rude, just trying to get the point across that it has been WAY too long since we had one)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 21, 2012, 08:07:55 PM
(not trying to be rude, just trying to get the point across that it has been WAY too long since we had one)

Oh, really? That's the first time you've mentioned it.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MrTorso on August 21, 2012, 08:21:40 PM
I wish they would do more of the High School Musicals.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on August 21, 2012, 08:47:05 PM
I wish they would do more of the High School Musicals.
I've introduced three people to Rifftrax with HSM.  I was amazed by how well it worked for riffing.  I don't know if the guys would be up to it, but someone should riff Mama Mia.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on August 21, 2012, 08:49:12 PM
I wish they would do more of the High School Musicals.

I am surprised that they haven't done more of them. Wasn't High School Musical one of their big sellers?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: RVR II on August 21, 2012, 09:14:53 PM
I will not buy another high school musical riff!
The movie was just too horrid to sit through :speechless:
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Thrifty on August 21, 2012, 09:34:26 PM
We will have an MP3 out soon, probably at the end of September.
Let the guessing games begin :o
There's no guessing required.  The Avengers comes out on DVD in September, it's a comic book movie, and it's a huge megahit.  I'm thinking 3 or 4 more VODs will come out between now and then, and after that, a few more months of VODs until Breaking Dawn 2 comes out.

If this is what Rifftrax is now, can you guys at least bring back the cute little robots?  Or hell, at least put in some damn chapter stops and menus.  Yeesh.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Conor on August 21, 2012, 09:49:31 PM
I wish they would do more of the High School Musicals.

I am surprised that they haven't done more of them. Wasn't High School Musical one of their big sellers?

Sadly, not at all.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on August 21, 2012, 09:51:56 PM
I wish they would do more of the High School Musicals.

I am surprised that they haven't done more of them. Wasn't High School Musical one of their big sellers?

Sadly, not at all.
Really? Damn. I would have thought that would have been another Twilight type sucess.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Conor on August 21, 2012, 09:58:16 PM
I wish they would do more of the High School Musicals.

I am surprised that they haven't done more of them. Wasn't High School Musical one of their big sellers?

Sadly, not at all.
Really? Damn. I would have thought that would have been another Twilight type sucess.

I hoped so too. Think it speaks to how massively popular Twilight is, it's in a league of its own.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: stansimpson on August 21, 2012, 10:04:24 PM
I wish they would do more of the High School Musicals.

I am surprised that they haven't done more of them. Wasn't High School Musical one of their big sellers?

Sadly, not at all.

As someone who was a long holdout, I should say I understand. After finding out it was one of the best (if not *the* best) of the year, I checked it out, and now I'm all "How could that NOT be a best seller!?" Goes to prove Marketing 101, sometimes it's more about selling the product and not the product itself.

Having said that, whatever comes Septavengmber I am very much looking forward to it (even if it's *not* The Avengers).
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Conor on August 21, 2012, 10:23:41 PM
We will have an MP3 out soon, probably at the end of September.

That's good news, but an awfully long time to wait. Will we have to wait another 6 months for the next MP3 afterwards? (not trying to be rude, just trying to get the point across that it has been WAY too long since we had one)

We just decided to do the movie today. It has to be written and edited, and in the name of efficiency, we have to do more than one title when Kevin and Bill travel to San Diego, so we have to plan a release date a couple of weeks from when we decide to do it.

I agree that we're overdue for a recent movie, but has there really been that much to complain about? From my perspective the process and end product of a RiffTrax has remained virtually identical over the past year; there's just a shitload less shakey-cam.

If we could pick any MP3 and release it, that would be great. That's what's great about VODs, it's an easy decision for people to make and we can pick great movies you've never heard of. But it's very depressing, and a waste of our energy and resources, to put out something awesome like Karate Kid III that (really, you must believe me on this since I have no reason to lie to you), hardly anybody at all was interested in. Early/late summer "blockbusters" like Battleship or Rise of the Planet of the Apes would/did unfortunately fall into this category too.

Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 21, 2012, 10:28:43 PM
It really is miserable that so many of the best riffs are the lowest sellers. :(
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on August 21, 2012, 10:45:41 PM
I agree that we're overdue for a recent movie, but has there really been that much to complain about? From my perspective the process and end product of a RiffTrax has remained virtually identical over the past year; there's just a shitload less shakey-cam.

If we could pick any MP3 and release it, that would be great. That's what's great about VODs, it's an easy decision for people to make and we can pick great movies you've never heard of.
I hate to beat a dead horse, here, but what I have enjoyed about Rifftrax since I discovered it is that you guys were riffing on movies that I had heard of.
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But it's very depressing, and a waste of our energy and resources, to put out something awesome like Karate Kid III that (really, you must believe me on this since I have no reason to lie to you), hardly anybody at all was interested in. Early/late summer "blockbusters" like Battleship or Rise of the Planet of the Apes would/did unfortunately fall into this category too.
I (grudgingly) understand.  I guess it's time to give up my dream of an "On Deadly Ground" riff.   :'(  And I don't think we'll all still be around with "Dollman" finally falls into the public domain...
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Pak-Man on August 21, 2012, 10:57:03 PM
Seems like Hunger Games has a bit of that Twilight magic going on, though...
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: losingmydignity on August 21, 2012, 11:02:47 PM
Let me throw in a word for High School Musical. It is a brilliant riff and in my top ten. I would love to see more from that series and the occasional oddball choice for an MP3.

Let me also add, for Conor and the guys, isn't it worth it once and a while to do something that might not make much money but, in the long term, will/might become a "cult" favorite among rifftrax followers, thus eventually making some money and helping spread the word? Did the MST version of Manos bring higher ratings when it was initially aired on Comedy Central? Probably not, I'm guessing.
Now it's a "cottage industry."
Think about it, won't you?

P.S. I think I'm already on record here for much much preferring VODs to "shakey-cam" new stuff.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on August 21, 2012, 11:13:52 PM
Let me throw in a word for High School Musical. It is a brilliant riff and in my top ten. I would love to see more from that series and the occasional oddball choice for an MP3.

Let me also add, for Conor and the guys, isn't it worth it once and a while to do something that might not make much money but, in the long term, will/might become a "cult" favorite among rifftrax followers, thus eventually making some money and helping spread the word? Did the MST version of Manos bring higher ratings when it was initially aired on Comedy Central? Probably not, I'm guessing.
Now it's a "cottage industry."
Think about it, won't you?

P.S. I think I'm already on record here for much much preferring VODs to "shakey-cam" new stuff.
I know the shakycam stuff is unpopular here, but I really liked the Cloverfield Riff.  I enjoy it more every time I watch it.

Oh, and ditto (I agree) about everything else you said here.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ScottotD on August 22, 2012, 12:36:53 AM
I've REALLY enjoyed the VODs as to me the 'Blockbuster' riffs had been stale for a long time thanks to doing franchises or just 'go to' jokes that seemed to show up in every riff.  The VODs have mostly been free of any sign of that and has really rejuvenated my interest in the official product (besides Rifftrax presents which I'd continue to buy) so I'm hoping it refreshes the writing too!

Plus I plan on getting the DVDs of Hunger Games and Avengers anyway so that's handy
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on August 22, 2012, 07:23:51 AM
If it's the big recent blockbusters that people already have the DVDs for that sell the best, why didn't they do Iron Man 2 and Incredible Hulk?

And speaking of business decisions, any more thought on the future (if there is much of one) of Rifftrax Presents? Maybe bringing in some of the A-list iRiff groups to do one? Give variety to the catalog, less work directly by Mike, Kevin, Bill and the regular staff, and promotes iRiffs that are also being sold on the website.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ScottotD on August 22, 2012, 07:40:24 AM
Yeah, I did think that having another try at the 'fan riff' thing could be good.  We could even submit our scripts to 2-4 board appointed editors who'd compile their own version of the best script each which would make it easier for the Rifftrax team to work though.

However if you're looking for more cult-ish riffs I suggest you check out one of Cole and Janet's riffs, I'm sure you'll enjoy it (or, y'know one of the many, many iRiffs)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on August 22, 2012, 08:57:40 AM
I still need to get the new Flatliners riff they did. But they and Mathew Elliot are all that's left, and they are few and FAR between. I am glad they got rid of Blame Society, though.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Nunyerbiz on August 22, 2012, 12:35:45 PM
I've REALLY enjoyed the VODs as to me the 'Blockbuster' riffs had been stale for a long time thanks to doing franchises or just 'go to' jokes that seemed to show up in every riff.  The VODs have mostly been free of any sign of that and has really rejuvenated my interest in the official product (besides Rifftrax presents which I'd continue to buy) so I'm hoping it refreshes the writing too!

Plus I plan on getting the DVDs of Hunger Games and Avengers anyway so that's handy

Pretty much this. I don't want to say that I want them to walk the same line that MST3K did, as they have a pretty solid track record with the big budget movies... But as a general rule, it seems tough to beat the riff fuel provided by the z-movies... whether stuff like Ice Cream Bunny or Planet of the Dinosaurs that's 40 years old, or stuff like The Room and Birdemic that are basically brand spankin new... The laughably bad movies just get me into the riffing mood better then something like Ironman or Captain America ever could... I think you are way out ahead of the game when the movie does some of the heavy lifting for you.

Also, I am really quite bummed that Karate Kid 3 was such a poor seller. Back when the whole iRiff thing was first announced, KK3 was going to be the movie that I riffed. Terry Silver is easily my favorite over-the-top movie bad guy of all time... without a single riff, every second of his screen time ooozes unintentional comedy. Of course my iRiff never happened, but the Rifftrax crew did a pretty respectable job of picking up the ball for me. :)

The budget around the Nunyer house has been a bit tight the last couple years, and I only periodically buy product... Would anybody care to recommend two of three of the Rifftrax Presents titles? I've always meant to sample of few of them but never got around to it.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 22, 2012, 01:48:44 PM
I know I have been vocally annoyed by what I call "lack of variety" but I'll throw my 2 cents in again anyways!!! :D

My personal preferences seem to be conflicted, sorta...  I really miss the MP3 riffs, but I really don't miss the CHOICES they had been making for the MP3 riffs.  If that doesn't make sense, then I'll graph it:

BAD big-budget movie  >  VOD  >  GOOD big-budget movie  >  yet another part of a series they've already done in MP3

I'd much rather watch an MP3 riff for some horrid movie that somehow ended up with a huge studio $$$$ backing despite being a heaping pile of shit (ie Battleship, GI Joe, The Raven.... basically, any of the random "How the hell did they think this was worth that much money?!?!?" movies) than ANY movie sequel they have already touched on (EVEN Harry Potter, although I think that's their strongest "series" so far.)

A more in-depth break-down of that last paragraph:

I could easily do without the past few Twilight movies, the last 3 Star Wars movies, a few of the Star Trek films, 2 of the X-Men movies, etc.....   I'd be happy if they never did ANY sequels to any of the movies they had done a riff on.  The jokes and riffs and even the FEEL of the riffs tend to just feel weary and "Well, it was expected of us, so we had to do it...."

The GOOD big-budget films are a step above that.  I have no desire to see The Avengers riffed, and I prefer Captain America without the riff...  I enjoyed Fellowship of The Ring but the last 2 suffered from the last paragraph a bit (the sequel thing).  I like riffs on GOOD movies only a bit more than re-hashed riffs on sequels.

I have loved EVERY vod I've obtained (still waiting on payday for the most recent 2).  LOVED them!!  For the most part, it really just feels like the guys are enjoying themselves a lot more than they have in years, which is why I can't complain about there BEING vod releases of bad low-budget stinkers.  The riffs feel fresh and up-beat.

That's actually the OPPOSITE of how every sequel riff has felt... Those tend to have the "Ugh, we're so tired of this franchise" feel about it, which always makes me wonder why they even bother.  (I KNOW they will release the last Twilight riff, but I can't figure out WHY except for money.... They must be tired of the series; I know *I* am....)

A step ABOVE the VOD's for me are the REEEEEEEALLY bad movies (B-movie bad) that somehow gained the gigantic studio money backing.  They don't do those anymore.  Most of those I've never even SEEN the movie, because I wasn't going to bother until there was a riff.... but as SOON as a riff would be released, I'll watch them.  Unfortunately, SOOOO many of those have come and gone with no riff.  I STILL haven't seen GI Joe.... Waiting for the riff.  It seems like an obvious choice to me.  But no.  I guess it wouldn't make money, so tough titties for me.  (Not missing anything tho by never having seen it.)

If Hunger Games or Battleship doesn't get a riff though, I'll actually be kind of annoyed.  From what I heard, read, and understood from the very START of Rifftrax, movies like those are the POINT of Rifftrax.  They're why it was started.  They're why I was ever excited about it.  They're what fans of Rifftrax think of when they think of Rifftrax.  "Battleship?! That looks retarded. There should be a riff for that."

Understandably, the general population doesn't want to "waste" money on the movie for a riff though.... So we're stuck with more Twilight and The Avengers (for some reason).  I'm wondering if a poll would be helpful though.  A "Which of these bad blockbusters would you like to see riffed most?" on the home page and then the winner gets riffed... and if it doesn't sell well DESPITE getting the most votes.... Well then us fans have to eat crow ... or pigeon... or whatever bird... because you proved us massively wrong.

I am not sure if I even have a point in this post anymore, so I'll just stop rambling.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Compound on August 22, 2012, 01:48:56 PM
The budget around the Nunyer house has been a bit tight the last couple years, and I only periodically buy product... Would anybody care to recommend two of three of the Rifftrax Presents titles? I've always meant to sample of few of them but never got around to it.

Day After Tomorrow, X-Files: Fight the Future and Alien.

If you'd like the "non-cast members" titles, go with Footloose, Jaws 3 and Sherlock Holmes.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 22, 2012, 01:53:40 PM
The budget around the Nunyer house has been a bit tight the last couple years, and I only periodically buy product... Would anybody care to recommend two of three of the Rifftrax Presents titles? I've always meant to sample of few of them but never got around to it.

Day After Tomorrow, X-Files: Fight the Future and Alien.

If you'd like the "non-cast members" titles, go with Footloose, Jaws 3 and Sherlock Holmes.


Planet of The Apes. I think that's MJE's best so far.

Dirty Dancing was also great!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: goflyblind on August 22, 2012, 01:54:15 PM
If Hunger Games or Battleship doesn't get a riff though, I'll actually be kind of annoyed.  From what I heard, read, and understood from the very START of Rifftrax, movies like those are the POINT of Rifftrax.  They're why it was started.  They're why I was ever excited about it.  They're what fans of Rifftrax think of when they think of Rifftrax.  "Battleship?! That looks retarded. There should be a riff for that."

this.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 22, 2012, 01:56:09 PM
If Hunger Games or Battleship doesn't get a riff though, I'll actually be kind of annoyed.  From what I heard, read, and understood from the very START of Rifftrax, movies like those are the POINT of Rifftrax.  They're why it was started.  They're why I was ever excited about it.  They're what fans of Rifftrax think of when they think of Rifftrax.  "Battleship?! That looks retarded. There should be a riff for that."

this.

Oh good. You found the point of my post.  I was wondering if I was even making one.... Too much caffeineinenneeijnene and not enough food or sleep.  I'm kind of thinking and speaking in. Fragments.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Pak-Man on August 22, 2012, 02:24:52 PM
That's the rub. I like bad big-budget movie riffs too, but it's hard to convince anyone to spend $15+ on a bad big-budget DVD/Blu-ray. I doubt Battleship will find its way into many homes, and there wouldn't be many willing to go out and buy the movie just for the sake of the Rifftrax (Even though I'd be one of them). Our only hope, then, is for a Bad, Big-Budget movie that everyone THINKS is good and worth buying. Hence, Twilight.

I do have a Blu-ray of GI Joe, for the record. Just in case. :^)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: k1 on August 22, 2012, 02:28:14 PM
I do have a Blu-ray of GI Joe, for the record. Just in case. :^)

I really should think about starting up that project again... but we've got so many others we've got partially started...
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on August 22, 2012, 03:11:30 PM
Our only hope, then, is for a Bad, Big-Budget movie that everyone THINKS is good and worth buying. Hence, Twilight.
Another route might be to figure out which movies people likely already have in their collections.  Raise your hands, folks, if you have one or more of the following movies in your personal collection:
Speed
Total Recall
Eraser
Tremors
Stargate
Aliens
Terminator 2
Gone In 60 Seconds
The Italian Job
National Treasure (1 or 2)
Any Stephen Segal Movie
Any Jean Claude Van Damme Movie
Ladyhawke
Days of Thunder
Rocky IV

Most can be found for a bargain, but let's be honest, most movie fans have these movies sitting, collecting dust, on their shelves anyway.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 22, 2012, 03:16:39 PM
Our only hope, then, is for a Bad, Big-Budget movie that everyone THINKS is good and worth buying. Hence, Twilight.
Another route might be to figure out which movies people likely already have in their collections.  Raise your hands, folks, if you have one or more of the following movies in your personal collection:
Speed
Total Recall
Eraser
Tremors
Stargate
Aliens
Terminator 2
Gone In 60 Seconds
The Italian Job
National Treasure (1 or 2)
Any Stephen Segal Movie
Any Jean Claude Van Damme Movie
Ladyhawke
Days of Thunder
Rocky IV

Most can be found for a bargain, but let's be honest, most movie fans have these movies sitting, collecting dust, on their shelves anyway.

Of that list, I only own Aliens. ....but yeah pretty much 3/4 of those (at least) are in 5$ bins.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 22, 2012, 03:17:10 PM
Our only hope, then, is for a Bad, Big-Budget movie that everyone THINKS is good and worth buying. Hence, Twilight.
Another route might be to figure out which movies people likely already have in their collections.  Raise your hands, folks, if you have one or more of the following movies in your personal collection:
Speed
Total Recall
Eraser
Tremors
Stargate
Aliens
Terminator 2
Gone In 60 Seconds
The Italian Job
National Treasure (1 or 2)
Any Stephen Segal Movie
Any Jean Claude Van Damme Movie
Ladyhawke
Days of Thunder
Rocky IV

Most can be found for a bargain, but let's be honest, most movie fans have these movies sitting, collecting dust, on their shelves anyway.

I only have one of the above movies (Aliens).

I find it odd that you think most people have a copy of at least one of the National Treasure movies...
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: mairsil on August 22, 2012, 03:19:13 PM
We just decided to do the movie today. It has to be written and edited, and in the name of efficiency, we have to do more than one title when Kevin and Bill travel to San Diego, so we have to plan a release date a couple of weeks from when we decide to do it.

I agree that we're overdue for a recent movie, but has there really been that much to complain about? From my perspective the process and end product of a RiffTrax has remained virtually identical over the past year; there's just a shitload less shakey-cam.

If we could pick any MP3 and release it, that would be great. That's what's great about VODs, it's an easy decision for people to make and we can pick great movies you've never heard of. But it's very depressing, and a waste of our energy and resources, to put out something awesome like Karate Kid III that (really, you must believe me on this since I have no reason to lie to you), hardly anybody at all was interested in. Early/late summer "blockbusters" like Battleship or Rise of the Planet of the Apes would/did unfortunately fall into this category too.

I understand why some people would rather have the "plug and play" VoD's, it's just that for my wife and me, it's not where the magic of RiffTrax lies; it's in making fun of the movies that don't want to be made fun of (e.g. won't give a license agreement to). Some of the VoD's have certainly been hilarious, but I know that for me, it's a lot more fun to know the source material. I do have to admit that it seems a LOT of people love the VoD's, but I miss what brought me to RiffTrax in the first place (way back in 2006). For the longest time, we could do a riff a week, and occasionally do a bucket of shorts, but that time seems so long ago.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 22, 2012, 03:25:07 PM
I find it odd that you think most people have a copy of at least one of the National Treasure movies...

Yeah, I've never even seen em.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on August 22, 2012, 03:35:43 PM
I only have one of the above movies (Aliens).

I find it odd that you think most people have a copy of at least one of the National Treasure movies...
I read somewhere that it sold remarkably well. 

I used to buy movies constantly when they came out, just because it was more convenient than going to Blockbuster to find the shelf empty.  As a result, I have a lot of 80s and 90s stuff and movies that were never considered at Oscar time.  I guess most people don't.

It kind of surprises me that Rifftrax and MST3K fans don't have a bunch of bad movies sitting next to the good ones.  I'm weird, I guess.


Edit: And no movie collection is complete without Tremors.  What's wrong with you people? ;)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 22, 2012, 03:38:41 PM
I only have one of the above movies (Aliens).

I find it odd that you think most people have a copy of at least one of the National Treasure movies...
I read somewhere that it sold remarkably well. 

I used to buy movies constantly when they came out, just because it was more convenient than going to Blockbuster to find the shelf empty.  As a result, I have a lot of 80s and 90s stuff and movies that were never considered at Oscar time.  I guess most people don't.

It kind of surprises me that Rifftrax and MST3K fans don't have a bunch of bad movies sitting next to the good ones.  I'm weird, I guess.

Limited space means I only want the good stuff - I rent movies that I need to sync with Rifftrax. In fact, if I own the movie already, it is probably an example of a Rifftrax that I will skip.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on August 22, 2012, 03:43:30 PM
Limited space means I only want the good stuff - I rent movies that I need to sync with Rifftrax. In fact, if I own the movie already, it is probably an example of a Rifftrax that I will skip.
Some of the best Rifftrax are for movies I enjoyed on their own.  Jaws, or the LOTR movies are good examples of this.

Rocky IV is a lot of fun on its own, but a Rifftrax would be amazing.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on August 22, 2012, 03:48:30 PM
I find it odd that you think most people have a copy of at least one of the National Treasure movies...

Yeah, I've never even seen em.
Cheesy, lots of action.  I don't own them, but I rented them. 

Anyway, I guess I'll give up my original premise.  I'm a rare person who owns cheesy movies, and didn't realize that it was rare.

When I found the Rifftrax site two years ago, I owned about 45 of the movies on their Riff catalogue.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 22, 2012, 03:50:11 PM
Limited space means I only want the good stuff - I rent movies that I need to sync with Rifftrax. In fact, if I own the movie already, it is probably an example of a Rifftrax that I will skip.
Some of the best Rifftrax are for movies I enjoyed on their own.  Jaws, or the LOTR movies are good examples of this.

Jaws was the last movie that I love that I bought a Rifftrax of. It was good, but I just didn't enjoy the experience as much as watching a terrible movie riffed. I enjoyed the first LotR riff, bought the other two but never watched them simply because they are too long. :P
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 22, 2012, 03:52:03 PM
I find it odd that you think most people have a copy of at least one of the National Treasure movies...

Yeah, I've never even seen em.
Cheesy, lots of action.  I don't own them, but I rented them. 

Anyway, I guess I'll give up my original premise.  I'm a rare person who owns cheesy movies, and didn't realize that it was rare.

When I found the Rifftrax site two years ago, I owned about 45 of the movies on their Riff catalogue.

I own cheesy movies that are SUPPOSED to be cheesy.  I have SOOO many of those "4 movies for 5$" from WalMart... Crappy SyFy and disaster movies and the like.  T-Force is one of my favourite, and The Code Conspiracy is just amazingly bad.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on August 22, 2012, 03:55:24 PM
Limited space means I only want the good stuff - I rent movies that I need to sync with Rifftrax. In fact, if I own the movie already, it is probably an example of a Rifftrax that I will skip.
Some of the best Rifftrax are for movies I enjoyed on their own.  Jaws, or the LOTR movies are good examples of this.

Jaws was the last movie that I love that I bought a Rifftrax of. It was good, but I just didn't enjoy the experience as much as watching a terrible movie riffed. I enjoyed the first LotR riff, bought the other two but never watched them simply because they are too long. :P
Time flies when you're having fun.  I thought all of the LOTR riffs were top notch.

I like riffs of good movies and bad ones fairly equally.  Then again, I don't see riffing as an insult as much as a roast.  We kid because we love kind of thing.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Zombie Monty on August 22, 2012, 04:15:28 PM
Limited space means I only want the good stuff - I rent movies that I need to sync with Rifftrax. In fact, if I own the movie already, it is probably an example of a Rifftrax that I will skip.
Some of the best Rifftrax are for movies I enjoyed on their own.  Jaws, or the LOTR movies are good examples of this.

Jaws was the last movie that I love that I bought a Rifftrax of. It was good, but I just didn't enjoy the experience as much as watching a terrible movie riffed. I enjoyed the first LotR riff, bought the other two but never watched them simply because they are too long. :P

I recently saw Return of The King for the first time ever and I watched it with the Rifftrax.  Had a fantastic time.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: The Lurker on August 22, 2012, 04:19:18 PM
I find it odd that you think most people have a copy of at least one of the National Treasure movies...

Yeah, I've never even seen em.
Cheesy, lots of action.  I don't own them, but I rented them. 

Anyway, I guess I'll give up my original premise.  I'm a rare person who owns cheesy movies, and didn't realize that it was rare.

When I found the Rifftrax site two years ago, I owned about 45 of the movies on their Riff catalogue.

I own cheesy movies that are SUPPOSED to be cheesy.  I have SOOO many of those "4 movies for 5$" from WalMart... Crappy SyFy and disaster movies and the like.  T-Force is one of my favourite, and The Code Conspiracy is just amazingly bad.
I have the Fantasy and Action 6 Movie Pack, though I can't recommend DragonQuest, except for riffing.  Not even Marc "The Beastmaster" Singer's overacting could save the film.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 22, 2012, 04:20:04 PM
I also have a thing for the good OLDER movies.  Not necessarily Casablanca old (although I do love that riff....), but anything good and pre-to-mid-80's are fun.  I would love a riff on Close Encounters.  It's one of my top favourite movies, but a riff would be awesome.

Or THX 1138.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 22, 2012, 04:49:37 PM
Limited space means I only want the good stuff - I rent movies that I need to sync with Rifftrax. In fact, if I own the movie already, it is probably an example of a Rifftrax that I will skip.
Some of the best Rifftrax are for movies I enjoyed on their own.  Jaws, or the LOTR movies are good examples of this.

Jaws was the last movie that I love that I bought a Rifftrax of. It was good, but I just didn't enjoy the experience as much as watching a terrible movie riffed. I enjoyed the first LotR riff, bought the other two but never watched them simply because they are too long. :P
Time flies when you're having fun.  I thought all of the LOTR riffs were top notch.

I like riffs of good movies and bad ones fairly equally.  Then again, I don't see riffing as an insult as much as a roast.  We kid because we love kind of thing.

Oh, I don't find it insulting - I find it forced and out of place. I'd rather just watch the movie.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: AdamCerious on August 22, 2012, 05:05:14 PM
What about including a modified track if the film is on Netflix IW? I'm sure people would be more inclined to buy if they could be less lazy about geting the movie. :P
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Wernski on August 22, 2012, 08:51:29 PM
Is it really THAT hard to sync a riff up to a freaking DVD? Really? I'm like functionally retarded when it comes to electronics and I manage to do it fine every time.  It's not rocket science.  Hell, it's not even firecracker science. You start the DVD when they tell you to and ... wham!  It's done.  I've had more trouble ordering at a drive thru than I ever have syncing a riff.

I guess you watch your movies on a computer?  I watch mine on a television with family, so I have to create DVD versions, which yes, is a pain in the ass, multi-day process. 
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MrTorso on August 22, 2012, 08:57:41 PM
I am glad they got rid of Blame Society, though.

I hope they didn't "get rid" of them rather that they are busy with all the other projects (Chad Vader etc) they do. Myself?  I LOVED ALL THE Blame Society riffs.  I have watched Running Man and G-Host Ridder so many times. 

I do wish there was more frequent RiffTrax Presents. I had hoped that when Bill and Kevin were doing them (and picking stuff like SAW) that would open the flood gates. 

Highlander and Karate Kid 3 were the last hope it seems to riff cheesy 80's type flicks.  For years I had hoped that the previous 80's flicks didn't do well because they were either Mike solo or just a duo. They never did any three man riffs of those types. Everyone always complained when it wasn't all three. I thought for sure that would be the trigger! Nope.





Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Wernski on August 22, 2012, 09:00:37 PM
Another route might be to figure out which movies people likely already have in their collections.  Raise your hands, folks, if you have one or more of the following movies in your personal collection:
Speed
Total Recall
Eraser
Tremors
Stargate
Aliens
Terminator 2
Gone In 60 Seconds
The Italian Job
National Treasure (1 or 2)
Any Stephen Segal Movie
Any Jean Claude Van Damme Movie
Ladyhawke
Days of Thunder
Rocky IV

Most can be found for a bargain, but let's be honest, most movie fans have these movies sitting, collecting dust, on their shelves anyway.

I've got Aliens and Tremors.  Not sure either would be a great riff choice (Tremors especially, since it's already successfully humorous.)

I like riffs of good movies and bad ones fairly equally.  Then again, I don't see riffing as an insult as much as a roast.  We kid because we love kind of thing.

I prefer riffs of bad movies, to be honest... Even if every riff joke isn't a dig at the film, in general it it all feels like the riffing is making fun of the film.  And it just feels wrong when they're making fun of something that's good.  It's like listening to a comedian with a false premise.  "How come on airplanes, they always serve giant, roast chickens? How are you supposed to cut it with those tiny plastic knives, and on the little tables and" and you're thinking, "Uhh... I fly all the time, and they never serve giant roast chickens."  So you're just not on board (sorry for the pun) with the humor.  Plus, on bad movies, you know it doesn't matter when the riffers speak over the dialogue of the film, because it's all expendable crap.  But on a good movie, you want the riffers to shut up so you can hear the great speech, or to stop breaking the flow of a really engaging scene.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on August 22, 2012, 09:05:42 PM
I've got Aliens and Tremors.  Not sure either would be a great riff choice (Tremors especially, since it's already successfully humorous.)
Hor-Riff-ic Productions did an excellent riff of Tremors. It made it on the Top iRiffs list:

Hor-Riff-ic Productions - Tremors (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=23725.msg703651#msg703651)   -   BUY (http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/hor-riff-ic-productions/hor-riff-ic-tremors)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on August 22, 2012, 09:27:56 PM
Is it really THAT hard to sync a riff up to a freaking DVD? Really? I'm like functionally retarded when it comes to electronics and I manage to do it fine every time.  It's not rocket science.  Hell, it's not even firecracker science. You start the DVD when they tell you to and ... wham!  It's done.  I've had more trouble ordering at a drive thru than I ever have syncing a riff.

I guess you watch your movies on a computer?  I watch mine on a television with family, so I have to create DVD versions, which yes, is a pain in the ass, multi-day process. 
You use a Mac, right?  I do 6 channel reauthors in about 4 hours.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Wernski on August 22, 2012, 09:31:04 PM
Is it really THAT hard to sync a riff up to a freaking DVD? Really? I'm like functionally retarded when it comes to electronics and I manage to do it fine every time.  It's not rocket science.  Hell, it's not even firecracker science. You start the DVD when they tell you to and ... wham!  It's done.  I've had more trouble ordering at a drive thru than I ever have syncing a riff.

I guess you watch your movies on a computer?  I watch mine on a television with family, so I have to create DVD versions, which yes, is a pain in the ass, multi-day process. 
You use a Mac, right?  I do 6 channel reauthors in about 4 hours.

I'm lucky if I can just rip the DVD in that time, let alone all the other stuff.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on August 22, 2012, 09:41:19 PM
Is it really THAT hard to sync a riff up to a freaking DVD? Really? I'm like functionally retarded when it comes to electronics and I manage to do it fine every time.  It's not rocket science.  Hell, it's not even firecracker science. You start the DVD when they tell you to and ... wham!  It's done.  I've had more trouble ordering at a drive thru than I ever have syncing a riff.

I guess you watch your movies on a computer?  I watch mine on a television with family, so I have to create DVD versions, which yes, is a pain in the ass, multi-day process. 
You use a Mac, right?  I do 6 channel reauthors in about 4 hours.

I'm lucky if I can just rip the DVD in that time, let alone all the other stuff.
I'm using a three year old, dual core laptop.  Running Vista, and all of the software I use is freeware.

DVDshrink
DVD Decryptor
Delaycut
Audacity
Muxman

I don't bother with subtitles.  They're unnecessary for a Riffed movie, IMHO.  So, really good sounding 6 channel reauthors in about 4 hours.  If my process took anywhere near as long as yours does, I'd give up.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Compound on August 22, 2012, 09:51:10 PM
Our only hope, then, is for a Bad, Big-Budget movie that everyone THINKS is good and worth buying. Hence, Twilight.
Another route might be to figure out which movies people likely already have in their collections.  Raise your hands, folks, if you have one or more of the following movies in your personal collection:
Speed
Total Recall
Eraser
Tremors
Stargate
Aliens
Terminator 2
Gone In 60 Seconds
The Italian Job
National Treasure (1 or 2)
Any Stephen Segal Movie
Any Jean Claude Van Damme Movie
Ladyhawke
Days of Thunder
Rocky IV

Most can be found for a bargain, but let's be honest, most movie fans have these movies sitting, collecting dust, on their shelves anyway.

Personally, I own 13 of those titles. More if I start individually counting Segal and Van Damme films.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 22, 2012, 11:19:14 PM
I've got 7 of the named ones.
1 Seagal movie: Under Siege (that would make a great riff).
Don't seem to have any Van Damme movies on my shelves.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on August 23, 2012, 12:32:58 AM
I've got 7 of the named ones.
1 Seagal movie: Under Siege (that would make a great riff).
Don't seem to have any Van Damme movies on my shelves.
Under Seige would be awesome, but On Deadly Ground is one of my dream riffs.  It's so amazingly bad, but you can't stop watching it.

Kickboxer is my dream JCVD movie to be riffed.  I busted out laughing at it when I first saw it: really close to the end, he blocks a punch for the first time in the movie.  I was like, "hey, might have been a good idea to start doing that before he kicked your ass and nearly blinded you."

Ladyhawke would be so good too.  I actually recommend it unriffed, just to get a sense of how silly it is, but, with the exception of Matthew Broderick's misguided "comic relief" it kind of takes itself seriously as a movie.  And, of course, there's the Allen Parsons Project "soundtrack" which is just the same 15 seconds of music played over and over.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on August 23, 2012, 02:32:19 AM
I'm another person who resisted buying the High School Musical riff for a long time and now its my favorite riff ever.  Now I wish myself and others had bought it right away so that they'd be motivated to do more of them.

Which is the solution here.  We want them to release more mp3 riffs?  Start talking people we know into buying some.  That's the only thing that's going to make a difference.  The people who actually make the decisions barely notice this forum, if at all.  Especially because the people who post here are but a fraction of the number of people who buy product at this website.  So the only thing that will affect change is a change in sales.  Of course, the odds of us talking enough people into buying enough to actually make a difference are about as good as Lindsay Lohan being accepted into the Big Sister mentoring program, but its better than our only recourse being bitching on this board.

But the bottom line is over the past six months I've found other ways to entertain myself.  I was already sick of the crappy movie VODs before this endless run of them this year and I only buy shorts when I buy mp3s so I haven't made a purchase here since Feb and after the first couple months I stopped checking regularly and when I did swing by it was only long enough to see it was business as usual.  They haven't missed my money and I'm getting to where I don't miss the new riffs as I find other things to watch.  For instance, I discovered the wonderful series Hell On Wheels because I was looking for something to do.

So it's not a big deal either way.  Some people will stop coming by because they're not getting what they want, and more people will come by more often because they like the New Rifftrax.  The world keeps turning, the crow keeps saying "Nevermore!" and we continue to hail Compound's mohawk. It's all good.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: goflyblind on August 23, 2012, 04:03:27 AM
I'm lucky if I can just rip the DVD in that time, let alone all the other stuff.

did you ever get around to trying garageband?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: k1 on August 23, 2012, 05:35:48 AM
I'm lucky if I can just rip the DVD in that time, let alone all the other stuff.

did you ever get around to trying garageband?

That's what I use if I just want to do a quick reauthor.

Handbrake, GarageBand. Done.

Super quick. Longest part is the export from GarageBand.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: goflyblind on August 23, 2012, 05:45:38 AM
yeah, on my c. 2007 macbook pro, it took about a half hour to rip the disc, then an hour or so to export the final video.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Wernski on August 24, 2012, 03:07:23 AM
did you ever get around to trying garageband?

No, there hasn't been an mp3 release since then... But I've got GB ready to go the next time one comes out.  Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ScottotD on August 24, 2012, 04:27:36 AM
Let's go back to talking about my idea
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: goflyblind on August 24, 2012, 04:34:40 AM
Let's go back to talking about my idea

i don't remember your idea. was it boobs? i'm going to assume it was boobs.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: RVR II on August 24, 2012, 05:32:28 AM
Bewbs :P
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Action Batch on August 25, 2012, 08:03:04 AM
Let's go back to talking about my idea

i don't remember your idea. was it boobs? i'm going to assume it was boobs.

I'm pretty sure it was about boobs, but I don't have the best mammary around.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Artie on August 25, 2012, 09:08:16 PM
Has there been any thought of expanding the Rifftrax Presents?  That would be one way to get more blockbusters riffed.  There is plenty of talent out there (podcasters like those on Earwolf or Nerdist Industries or internet critics - I saw that spoony's Dune iRiff broke the top sales list when it was released).  And maybe the more people you give at shot the greater the chance something will catch on with people who wouldn't normally buy Rifftrax.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: mairsil on August 26, 2012, 06:09:37 PM
Has there been any thought of expanding the Rifftrax Presents?  That would be one way to get more blockbusters riffed.  There is plenty of talent out there (podcasters like those on Earwolf or Nerdist Industries or internet critics - I saw that spoony's Dune iRiff broke the top sales list when it was released).  And maybe the more people you give at shot the greater the chance something will catch on with people who wouldn't normally buy Rifftrax.

I'm sure that this would be fine for some people (I do wonder how popular the iRiffs are), but this just isn't a solution for some of us. I'm not saying that other people can't be funny, but I'm here for the MKB trio.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Artie on August 26, 2012, 06:21:07 PM
Has there been any thought of expanding the Rifftrax Presents?  That would be one way to get more blockbusters riffed.  There is plenty of talent out there (podcasters like those on Earwolf or Nerdist Industries or internet critics - I saw that spoony's Dune iRiff broke the top sales list when it was released).  And maybe the more people you give at shot the greater the chance something will catch on with people who wouldn't normally buy Rifftrax.

I'm sure that this would be fine for some people (I do wonder how popular the iRiffs are), but this just isn't a solution for some of us. I'm not saying that other people can't be funny, but I'm here for the MKB trio.

Try broadening your horizons, there is more than one way to riff on a movie.  There are many great Rifftrax Presents and iRiffs out there already to enjoy.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: goflyblind on August 26, 2012, 06:52:57 PM
i need to visit that top fifty iriff thread some time soon.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: k1 on August 26, 2012, 07:04:42 PM
I wish they'd fix the iRiffs page on the site...
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: mairsil on August 26, 2012, 07:36:14 PM
Try broadening your horizons, there is more than one way to riff on a movie.  There are many great Rifftrax Presents and iRiffs out there already to enjoy.

I have no doubt of that and I am certainly not trying to say that any of the iRiffs are bad, just that they are not what I am looking for. It's the same as when Leno would sub for Carson on the Tonight Show; sure, it was the same writers, jokes and gags, but I would tune out because I wanted to see Johnny, not Jay.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Artie on August 26, 2012, 07:43:36 PM
Try broadening your horizons, there is more than one way to riff on a movie.  There are many great Rifftrax Presents and iRiffs out there already to enjoy.

I have no doubt of that and I am certainly not trying to say that any of the iRiffs are bad, just that they are not what I am looking for. It's the same as when Leno would sub for Carson on the Tonight Show; sure, it was the same writers, jokes and gags, but I would tune out because I wanted to see Johnny, not Jay.

We're not talking about the same show with a different host.  We're talking about a form of comedy.  Do you only like one comedian?  Do you only watch one sitcom?  Do only enjoy one comedic film? 
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 26, 2012, 08:05:08 PM
Do you only like one comedian?  Do you only watch one sitcom?  Do only enjoy one comedic film? 

Jeremy Hotz, Night Court, Hot Shots.

What did I win?!?!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: mairsil on August 26, 2012, 08:09:51 PM
We're not talking about the same show with a different host.  We're talking about a form of comedy.  Do you only like one comedian?  Do you only watch one sitcom?  Do only enjoy one comedic film? 

But I am not talking about a form of comedy, I'm talking about a performer (or three in this case). I'm not just looking for any riff, I'm looking for a riff from MKB. It is just a matter of preference.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 26, 2012, 08:11:45 PM
We're not talking about the same show with a different host.  We're talking about a form of comedy.  Do you only like one comedian?  Do you only watch one sitcom?  Do only enjoy one comedic film? 

But I am not talking about a form of comedy, I'm talking about a performer (or three in this case). I'm not just looking for any riff, I'm looking for a riff from MKB. It is just a matter of preference.

How can you have a 'preference' without trying the other?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Artie on August 26, 2012, 08:16:50 PM
We're not talking about the same show with a different host.  We're talking about a form of comedy.  Do you only like one comedian?  Do you only watch one sitcom?  Do only enjoy one comedic film? 

But I am not talking about a form of comedy, I'm talking about a performer (or three in this case). I'm not just looking for any riff, I'm looking for a riff from MKB. It is just a matter of preference.

Have you ever checked samples on Rifftrax Presents or iRiffs?  You might find something the clicks for you.  There are riffs that are just as good as, and sometimes better than, what MKB have put out.

In the end it's your choice.  I'd say you're missing out, but that's just my opinion.

Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on August 26, 2012, 08:17:29 PM
We're not talking about the same show with a different host.  We're talking about a form of comedy.  Do you only like one comedian?  Do you only watch one sitcom?  Do only enjoy one comedic film? 

But I am not talking about a form of comedy, I'm talking about a performer (or three in this case). I'm not just looking for any riff, I'm looking for a riff from MKB. It is just a matter of preference.
In all honesty, I had the same attitude up until the beginning of this year.  Since I have almost all of the MKB blockbuster riffs, and they won't be doing obscure DVD riffs any more, I've decided to branch out.  It's takes some getting used to, when you have been a fan of one group of riffers for over two decades and are used to hearing those voices.  So, one a certain level, I can understand this.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 26, 2012, 08:22:21 PM
Who was it that did the Twilight riff about the same time the guys did??  I really enjoyed that one enough I made a second riff audio track on the same DVD as my normal riff.  I just mostly remember the long drawn out "kiss" scene: "I've always wondered what it was like to see you from 3 inches away...... niiiiiiiiiice..... Aw dammit, you moved!"
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: mairsil on August 26, 2012, 08:26:36 PM
How can you have a 'preference' without trying the other?

I never said that I didn't, but is it that hard to understand that (most) people came here solely because of MKB (especially before the iRiffs were even a part of the site) and that we want more from them?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 26, 2012, 08:29:14 PM
How can you have a 'preference' without trying the other?

I never said that I didn't, but is it that hard to understand that (most) people came here solely because of MKB (especially before the iRiffs were even a part of the site) and that we want more from them?

It IS hard to understand why someone would create an account and have 100% of their posts be complaining.

So you have tried the Rifftrax Presents catalogue? Who did you try, and what did you think?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MrTorso on August 26, 2012, 08:34:24 PM
My biggest problem with non-MKB riffs is hearing new voices with no way of knowing who is who because I have no reference. If that makes sense
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 26, 2012, 08:40:31 PM
My biggest problem with non-MKB riffs is hearing new voices with no way of knowing who is who because I have no reference. If that makes sense

I only find that a problem if they sound the same.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MrTorso on August 26, 2012, 08:58:22 PM
My biggest problem with non-MKB riffs is hearing new voices with no way of knowing who is who because I have no reference. If that makes sense

I only find that a problem if they sound the same.

If they sound the same or if I just don't know which riffer is talking.  The Tron riff is like that. I didn't know who Paul & Storm was and I only heard JOCO sing. I had no idea who was riffing at anytime because I didn't know their voice and I couldn't get into it.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: mairsil on August 26, 2012, 09:09:17 PM
It IS hard to understand why someone would create an account and have 100% of their posts be complaining.

It is a catch-22: be silent and have no potential of change or come here and potentially look like an ass. I appreciate the situation, but I only signed up recently in an effort to express my concerns with how the site has been going lately. My wife and I have found an untold number of hours of enjoyment from all the hard work that Mike, Kevin and Bill (and the other staff who usually don't even get acknowledged) have put into the work here. If there is anything that I really want to come across, it is that we are addicted and need more.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 26, 2012, 09:46:21 PM
I say that if you can't complain, what CAN you do?  ...but then again, there IS my signature banner.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on August 26, 2012, 09:55:20 PM
My biggest problem with non-MKB riffs is hearing new voices with no way of knowing who is who because I have no reference. If that makes sense

I only find that a problem if they sound the same.

If they sound the same or if I just don't know which riffer is talking.  The Tron riff is like that. I didn't know who Paul & Storm was and I only heard JOCO sing. I had no idea who was riffing at anytime because I didn't know their voice and I couldn't get into it.
I just realized (no joke) I still imagine two robots and a guy in a blue jumpsuit when I listen to MKB riff.  The visual frame of reference is kind of important, and can be part of the reason some of the Rifftrax presents that I've bought (Spiderman 3 comes to mind) felt like something was missing.  I knew Mike, but I didn't know Lileks, so he was more of a distraction than a comedic element.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 26, 2012, 10:17:46 PM
I just realized (no joke) I still imagine two robots and a guy in a blue jumpsuit when I listen to MKB riff.  The visual frame of reference is kind of important, and can be part of the reason some of the Rifftrax presents that I've bought (Spiderman 3 comes to mind) felt like something was missing.  I knew Mike, but I didn't know Lileks, so he was more of a distraction than a comedic element.

Spiderman 3 was a normal official Rifftrax. Spiderman 2 was a Rifftrax Presents.

I totally won that argument.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on August 26, 2012, 10:20:22 PM
I just realized (no joke) I still imagine two robots and a guy in a blue jumpsuit when I listen to MKB riff.  The visual frame of reference is kind of important, and can be part of the reason some of the Rifftrax presents that I've bought (Spiderman 3 comes to mind) felt like something was missing.  I knew Mike, but I didn't know Lileks, so he was more of a distraction than a comedic element.

Spiderman 3 was a normal official Rifftrax. Spiderman 2 was a Rifftrax Presents.

I totally won that argument.
Yes you did.  :)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 26, 2012, 10:25:46 PM
Also, I know quite a few people who have special shadowramas made to fit the bottom of their TV screens (made from the stickers) simply to prop up when watching a Rifftrax.  I think there's something people like about those familiar voices and the mental connection to those 3 specific characters that really draw people to the MKB riffs and shy them away from anything unfamiliar.

I actually think one of the things that keeps me into ICWxp is the fact that there's visuals to let me make a connection to a character or the person voicing the riffs.  The same goes a lot of the time for even movie commentaries in general.  There's a Hitchcock commentary I had a hard time sitting through until I watched a video with the guy who voiced it.... now that I know what he looks like and can mentally picture him, I don't have any problem with the commentary anymore.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: losingmydignity on August 26, 2012, 11:16:36 PM
I like to close my eyes during the entirety of each and every riff so none of this is an issue for me.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 26, 2012, 11:18:07 PM
I like to close my eyes during the entirety of each and every riff so none of this is an issue for me.

See, I'm the exact opposite. In my re-authoring, I like to mix the riff in and then just re-burn the video WITHOUT any audio whatsoever, riff movie or otherwise... and just watch the video in complete silence.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 26, 2012, 11:34:43 PM
Yeah, that mute button is for panzies.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: goflyblind on August 27, 2012, 03:27:18 AM
I like to close my eyes during the entirety of each and every riff so none of this is an issue for me.

See, I'm the exact opposite. In my re-authoring, I like to mix the riff in and then just re-burn the video WITHOUT any audio whatsoever, riff movie or otherwise... and just watch the video in complete silence.

amateur. i have a machine that turns video and sound into smells, and experience most of the riffs that way.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ScottotD on August 27, 2012, 03:37:29 AM
Funny people making funny jokes works for me I don't mind who they are, I'm still probably more likely to go for a Janet & Cole, Ronin or Hor-riff-ics over an 'official riff' MP3 of a movie. 
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on August 27, 2012, 05:44:33 AM
Well, worst comes to worse, sooner or later they HAVE to run out of bad movies that are either in the public domain or the filmmakers will let them do it.  Sooner or later this HAS to happen. Right?

...

RIGHT!?!?!?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on August 27, 2012, 05:49:42 AM
Who was it that did the Twilight riff about the same time the guys did??  I really enjoyed that one enough I made a second riff audio track on the same DVD as my normal riff.  I just mostly remember the long drawn out "kiss" scene: "I've always wondered what it was like to see you from 3 inches away...... niiiiiiiiiice..... Aw dammit, you moved!"

Actually, there were two Iriff groups who did excellent riffs of Twilight about the same time the Guys did it.  Both were hilarious and I still listen to them as well as the the "official" riff.

One of them was done by Ice On Mars.  I can't remember who did the other off the top of my head and I'm not near that computer right now.  I'll be back when I have that info.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on August 27, 2012, 05:54:06 AM
Who was it that did the Twilight riff about the same time the guys did??  I really enjoyed that one enough I made a second riff audio track on the same DVD as my normal riff.  I just mostly remember the long drawn out "kiss" scene: "I've always wondered what it was like to see you from 3 inches away...... niiiiiiiiiice..... Aw dammit, you moved!"

Actually, there were two Iriff groups who did excellent riffs of Twilight about the same time the Guys did it.  Both were hilarious and I still listen to them as well as the the "official" riff.

One of them was done by Ice On Mars.  I can't remember who did the other off the top of my head and I'm not near that computer right now.  I'll be back when I have that info.
Raven's Riffs was the other one
http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/ravens-riffs/ravens-riffs-twilight (http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/ravens-riffs/ravens-riffs-twilight)

Ice on Mars also did an excellent riff of New Moon, too.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MrTorso on August 27, 2012, 06:16:52 AM
We wouldn't even be having this discussion if people weren't so lazy and cheap and not willing to pollute their collection with Karate Kid 3.

Hey Conor! When are you and Sean going to do a RiffTrax Presents??

Really the only thing I miss with the MP3 is the picture quality. I pretty much just do HD MKV files for all my riffs now and I am completely spoiled (when oh when will CROSSROADS come out on blu??). Also I like mixing the riffs for my home system. A couple of the VODs particularly Bloody Pit Of Horror had the movie audio too low and the riffing too loud for my setup. I was always having to adjust my volume.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 27, 2012, 10:37:33 AM
Who was it that did the Twilight riff about the same time the guys did??  I really enjoyed that one enough I made a second riff audio track on the same DVD as my normal riff.  I just mostly remember the long drawn out "kiss" scene: "I've always wondered what it was like to see you from 3 inches away...... niiiiiiiiiice..... Aw dammit, you moved!"

Actually, there were two Iriff groups who did excellent riffs of Twilight about the same time the Guys did it.  Both were hilarious and I still listen to them as well as the the "official" riff.

One of them was done by Ice On Mars.  I can't remember who did the other off the top of my head and I'm not near that computer right now.  I'll be back when I have that info.
Raven's Riffs was the other one
http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/ravens-riffs/ravens-riffs-twilight (http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/ravens-riffs/ravens-riffs-twilight)

Ice on Mars also did an excellent riff of New Moon, too.

I think Raven's Riffs was the one I got.  I'll have to check out Ice On Mars riffs for Twilight when I am done being sick of riffs on that entire franchise.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: k1 on August 27, 2012, 11:33:45 AM
We wouldn't even be having this discussion if people weren't so lazy and cheap and not willing to pollute their collection with Karate Kid 3.

Hey Conor! When are you and Sean going to do a RiffTrax Presents??

Really the only thing I miss with the MP3 is the picture quality. I pretty much just do HD MKV files for all my riffs now and I am completely spoiled (when oh when will CROSSROADS come out on blu??). Also I like mixing the riffs for my home system. A couple of the VODs particularly Bloody Pit Of Horror had the movie audio too low and the riffing too loud for my setup. I was always having to adjust my volume.

I agree on the Bloody Pit audio.

Also the HD version of Crater Lake Monster looks spectacular.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on August 27, 2012, 11:40:13 AM
I enjoyed the Casablanca riff so much, I'd love for the guys to take on a challenging and good movie again.  I'll bet the Casablanca riff didn't sell well either, though.  My sister and I did an impromptu riff of "The African Queen" many years ago.

Me:  Now they're getting along?  They did it.
Her:  No, they didn't. 
Me:  Uh, yes they did.
Her:  Look, they would never have that as a subplot for a movie way back then.
Me:  I'm telling you, they got their freak on.
Her:  Get your mind out of the gutter!
Me:  :::doing my best impression of Bogey and Katherine Hepburn in "the act", as it were:::
Her:  :::Throwing popcorn at me and yelling, "shut up.":::

I'm not saying we were entertaining enough for a large audience, I'm just saying you can riff just about anything.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 27, 2012, 12:00:23 PM
I enjoyed the Casablanca riff so much, I'd love for the guys to take on a challenging and good movie again.  I'll bet the Casablanca riff didn't sell well either, though.

That's one of my top faves.  I LOOOOOVE the Casablanca riff.  I wish they had tried Citizen Kane first though, because I think the general peoples would have been a bit more welcoming to a riff of that one...
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Pak-Man on August 27, 2012, 12:14:17 PM
As a side-note, I don't know how well Birdemic and The Room sold, but I'd really appreciate it if Rifftrax would keep introducing me to these modern oddities. Just as a public service. :^)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on August 27, 2012, 12:32:43 PM
As a side-note, I don't know how well Birdemic and The Room sold, but I'd really appreciate it if Rifftrax would keep introducing me to these modern oddities. Just as a public service. :^)
I'm not sure how many relatives Disembaudio has left to traumatize.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on August 27, 2012, 01:19:40 PM
If it is a revenue issue with why we aren't having so many modern movies riffed...does that mean that having guest celebrities isn't lucrative either? Because they haven't had one of those in a while too.
I would have thought that doing that would boost sales significantly! And if somebody like Wierd Al is too expensive for the amount of money it brings in, surely Bruce Campbell or somebody else really cool on our LoC can't be very expensive.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: losingmydignity on August 27, 2012, 01:22:15 PM
Yes, Citizen Kane! They should do it.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on August 27, 2012, 01:25:15 PM
The only guest riffer I've heard whom I want to come back again was NPH. He was hilarious.
Yeah, NPH did a really good job. I also loved Wierd Al riffing.
As much as I like Fred Willard, he didn't seem like he was all that comfortable with it for some reason. I wouldn't mind seeing him back if he would practice some more, though.

But really, Bruce Campbell riffing would be AWESOME. And given this kind of crowd, I have to beleive it would be a huge seller.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on August 27, 2012, 01:38:10 PM
Yeah, Bruce Campbell was the reason I started watching "Burn Notice".  I actually like it for a lot of reasons now and became a big fan - I even put an homage to it in my last Intro Video - but Bruce got me started watching.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 27, 2012, 01:52:24 PM
Yes, Citizen Kane! They should do it.

Unfortunately, I doubt we'll ever see a MKB riff of Citizen Kane. Only Rifftrax fans would be buying it, so it wouldn't sell enough.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on August 27, 2012, 04:34:29 PM
As much as I like Fred Willard, he didn't seem like he was all that comfortable with it for some reason. I wouldn't mind seeing him back if he would practice some more, though.

That would be worth doing just for the masturbation jokes.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Steve-O on August 27, 2012, 05:15:06 PM
As much as I like Fred Willard, he didn't seem like he was all that comfortable with it for some reason.

He's probably not used to watching movies with his pants on.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: AdamCerious on August 27, 2012, 08:54:53 PM
The only guest riffer I've heard whom I want to come back again was NPH. He was hilarious.
"I swear to God, Salt, I will CUT YOU!" is one of my biggest Rifftrax laughs ever. NPH and Joel McHale both need to come back. Donald Glover would be awesome too.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Wernski on August 28, 2012, 04:08:40 AM
I've talked about the guest riffers I liked in the guest riffer thread we had recently, but I have to admit, in general... a guest riffer (or riffers) is more likely to make me wary of buying a riff than entice me.  Like, I know MKB are essentially the masters... and if it's a guest riffer I've enjoyed in the past, or any of the CinTan crew, that's great.  But if they're just going to get some sitcom actor or podcaster, I'd just worry that they're going to be out of their element, and detract more than they contribute.  With MKB, they've pretty well mastered the formula to perfection, so anything else is going to look like "New Coke."
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: k1 on August 28, 2012, 04:56:49 AM
Sklar Brothers would be an instant buy for me.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ScottotD on August 28, 2012, 05:03:40 AM
YES!

I've talked about the guest riffers I liked in the guest riffer thread we had recently, but I have to admit, in general... a guest riffer (or riffers) is more likely to make me wary of buying a riff than entice me.  Like, I know MKB are essentially the masters... and if it's a guest riffer I've enjoyed in the past, or any of the CinTan crew, that's great.  But if they're just going to get some sitcom actor or podcaster, I'd just worry that they're going to be out of their element, and detract more than they contribute.  With MKB, they've pretty well mastered the formula to perfection, so anything else is going to look like "New Coke."

You reeeeeeeeeeally like your comfort zone huh?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Wernski on August 28, 2012, 08:39:43 AM
You reeeeeeeeeeally like your comfort zone huh?

Well, I've experienced "blind buying" things I've turned out to really not enjoy, and it's not a fun feeling. Especially when times are hard, money's tight and you have to be selective (i.e. choosing to buy riff A means passing on riff B).  If it's an MKB riff, I'm confident I'll enjoy it, whether it turns out to be a favorite or just "good" episode.  Start replacing them with the cast of Two and a Half Men, and instead of thinking, "boy, how promising!" I'll be thinking, "that looks like one I could pass on."
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on August 28, 2012, 08:51:55 AM
You reeeeeeeeeeally like your comfort zone huh?

Well, I've experienced "blind buying" things I've turned out to really not enjoy, and it's not a fun feeling. Especially when times are hard, money's tight and you have to be selective (i.e. choosing to buy riff A means passing on riff B).  If it's an MKB riff, I'm confident I'll enjoy it, whether it turns out to be a favorite or just "good" episode.  Start replacing them with the cast of Two and a Half Men, and instead of thinking, "boy, how promising!" I'll be thinking, "that looks like one I could pass on."
I know what you mean. When the iRiff section was new, a whole slew of groups came out, and there was little by way of knowing what you were getting. Now, a lot of the lesser groups aren't active anymore. I would suggest checking out the iJust finished Watching thread for peoples' reviews:
http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=11572.1275 (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=11572.1275)

Also, to highlight good groups to try is one of the primary reasons I did the Top 50 iRiffs LoC. Winner info linked to in here:
http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=24212.0 (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=24212.0)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ScottotD on August 28, 2012, 02:25:13 PM
You reeeeeeeeeeally like your comfort zone huh?

Well, I've experienced "blind buying" things I've turned out to really not enjoy, and it's not a fun feeling. Especially when times are hard, money's tight and you have to be selective (i.e. choosing to buy riff A means passing on riff B).  If it's an MKB riff, I'm confident I'll enjoy it, whether it turns out to be a favorite or just "good" episode.  Start replacing them with the cast of Two and a Half Men, and instead of thinking, "boy, how promising!" I'll be thinking, "that looks like one I could pass on."

Fair enough, I do see your point.  You got into the concept based on one 'voice' (being Kevin, Bill, Trace, Joel, etc) and that's what you know and love... I guess it's the the same way some people who started watching the show with with one host who have trouble getting into the other.

However if you hsve the time or inclination I'd suggest you have a look at some of the iriff or presents previews, there's even some free full riffs on YouTube.  Not making that cash commitment might take the pressure off and even if you only find them mildly funny you haven't lost anything.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on August 28, 2012, 04:41:55 PM
The Quiptracks of Jurassic Park  (http://quiptracks.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=40)and Lady in the Water  (http://quiptracks.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=10)are both free.

Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MerryWanna on August 29, 2012, 03:09:13 PM
I find myself enjoying the VODs far more than the blockbusters with a few exceptions.

As for the "why" factor, no-one's really going to know but them, unless they come out and tell us. My theory is that I think the guys are finding their job is getting just too un-fun. Can you imagine how painful it was for the guys  to sit through Transformers 3? Over and over again? 

In the MST3K days it was about riffing bad corny out of date films, and there's something funny in the anachronism of it that lacks in the modern films. I like that.

Also, I hate syncing.  I am LAZY.


 
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on August 29, 2012, 04:46:55 PM
I find myself enjoying the VODs far more than the blockbusters with a few exceptions.

As for the "why" factor, no-one's really going to know but them, unless they come out and tell us. My theory is that I think the guys are finding their job is getting just too un-fun. Can you imagine how painful it was for the guys  to sit through Transformers 3? Over and over again? 

In the MST3K days it was about riffing bad corny out of date films, and there's something funny in the anachronism of it that lacks in the modern films. I like that.

Also, I hate syncing.  I am LAZY.


 
There are several iRiff groups that primarily riff films VOD. Turkey Shoot is the best. And Quiptracks: The Show is VOD as well.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MerryWanna on August 29, 2012, 05:53:36 PM
The Quiptracks of Jurassic Park  (http://quiptracks.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=40)and Lady in the Water  (http://quiptracks.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=10)are both free.


I just watched their LITW last month and liked it lots. (And am starting to get a real expanded picture of what all the hoo-haa about M. Night Shyamalan is about.  Jeepers. His stories have more holes in them than my brains.)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on August 29, 2012, 05:59:59 PM
The Quiptracks of Jurassic Park  (http://quiptracks.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=40)and Lady in the Water  (http://quiptracks.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=10)are both free.


I just watched their LITW last month and liked it lots. (And am starting to get a real expanded picture of what all the hoo-haa about M. Night Shyamalan is about.  Jeepers. His stories have more holes in them than my brains.)
Glad to hear you liked that Quiptracks. Try their riff of The Happening too, it's at least as good as the Rifftrax.

As for Shyamalan, it's mainly because he showed so much promise early in his career. The Sixth Sense is a good movie, not just because of the twist ending. But since then, his movie took a STEEP dive and never came back. If he had started out badly, he'd just be yet another bad director.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on August 29, 2012, 06:22:23 PM
Also, I hate syncing.  I am LAZY.

For real? It takes like 60 seconds. I've had more trouble getting a lighter to work.

The one thing about this thread I don't understand is mofos acting like syncing is this super difficult deal breaker.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 29, 2012, 06:27:09 PM
The one thing about this thread I don't understand is mofos acting like syncing is this super difficult deal breaker.

I don't think anyone's said it was a deal breaker - they've said it's less easy than a VOD.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 29, 2012, 06:34:17 PM
As for Shyamalan, it's mainly because he showed so much promise early in his career. The Sixth Sense is a good movie, not just because of the twist ending. But since then, his movie took a STEEP dive and never came back. If he had started out badly, he'd just be yet another bad director.

Actually I think his first 2 were good, then he went into an exponential slide:

Sixth Sense was pretty good.
Unbreakable was good.
Signs was bad
The Village was mediocre.
Lady in the Water was bad.
The Happening was stupid bad.
The Last Airbender was atrocious.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 29, 2012, 06:35:04 PM
Unbreakable is my least favourite movie ever made.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on August 29, 2012, 07:03:54 PM
Unbreakable is pretty bad.  I think my least favorite movie is Anchorman.  I didn't want my money back, I wanted those two hours of my life back.

I await the flames I'll get for saying so, but, damn, I hated that movie.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 29, 2012, 07:52:35 PM
Unbreakable is pretty bad.  I think my least favorite movie is Anchorman.  I didn't want my money back, I wanted those two hours of my life back.

I await the flames I'll get for saying so, but, damn, I hated that movie.

To each his own... I enjoyed Anchorman (I like the alternate movie they made better though) .... but I LOOOOATHE Napoleon Dynamite.  I didn't even break a smile during that pile of trash.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on August 29, 2012, 08:04:40 PM
Unbreakable is pretty bad.  I think my least favorite movie is Anchorman.  I didn't want my money back, I wanted those two hours of my life back.

I await the flames I'll get for saying so, but, damn, I hated that movie.

To each his own... I enjoyed Anchorman (I like the alternate movie they made better though) .... but I LOOOOATHE Napoleon Dynamite.  I didn't even break a smile during that pile of trash.
Yeah, Napoleon Dynamite mostly got quizzical looks from me.  When it was over, I said one of my favorite Tom Servo lines from MST3K's Operation Double 007:  "...The hell was that?"
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: losingmydignity on August 29, 2012, 08:36:19 PM
Okay, enough about these blockblusters. Where are the shorts? I guess I'm going to use my Torgo discount tonight though I was waiting for some new shorts. I hope they are in the Bahamas. They deserve it.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 29, 2012, 08:46:28 PM
Unbreakable is pretty bad.  I think my least favorite movie is Anchorman.  I didn't want my money back, I wanted those two hours of my life back.

I await the flames I'll get for saying so, but, damn, I hated that movie.

To each his own... I enjoyed Anchorman (I like the alternate movie they made better though) .... but I LOOOOATHE Napoleon Dynamite.  I didn't even break a smile during that pile of trash.
Yeah, Napoleon Dynamite mostly got quizzical looks from me.  When it was over, I said one of my favorite Tom Servo lines from MST3K's Operation Double 007:  "...The hell was that?"

I think I just stared with one eyebrow raised through that movie... with a "thafuh!?" look on my face.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on August 29, 2012, 09:58:48 PM
The one thing about this thread I don't understand is mofos acting like syncing is this super difficult deal breaker.

I don't think anyone's said it was a deal breaker - they've said it's less easy than a VOD.

I guess ... in the sense that its less easy to lick a stamp before attaching it than it is to just pull off a self adhesive stamp and stick it right on.

I mean, you pause the movie where they say, and after they count to three you release the movie.  Forrest Gump could have handled this as an infant.  I know I sound like a dick but so many people in this thread bring it up like its "ZOMG its so fucking HARD!  Just gimmie VODs so I don't have to sync! AHHHHHH!"

For crissakes, I'm pretty much functionally retarded and my ass can handle it, so I think anyone can.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 29, 2012, 10:09:19 PM
The one thing about this thread I don't understand is mofos acting like syncing is this super difficult deal breaker.

I don't think anyone's said it was a deal breaker - they've said it's less easy than a VOD.

I guess ... in the sense that its less easy to lick a stamp before attaching it than it is to just pull off a self adhesive stamp and stick it right on.

I mean, you pause the movie where they say, and after they count to three you release the movie.  Forrest Gump could have handled this as an infant.  I know I sound like a dick but so many people in this thread bring it up like its "ZOMG its so fucking HARD!  Just gimmie VODs so I don't have to sync! AHHHHHH!"

For crissakes, I'm pretty much functionally retarded and my ass can handle it, so I think anyone can.

You have to get the movie too. And depending on your set up, you may need to bring a sound system into your living room or whatever.

We're all very impressed with your ass though.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ScottotD on August 29, 2012, 10:28:10 PM
I think Unbreakable and Anchorman are both great!

I also think M. Night would be a good choice to direct the next Batman movie(s) if they continue in Nolan's themes... I don't want him anywhere near the script though.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MerryWanna on August 29, 2012, 10:49:29 PM
Also, I hate syncing.  I am LAZY.

For real? It takes like 60 seconds. I've had more trouble getting a lighter to work.


Well, if it's out of fuel, yeah. Best way to keep lighters from not working: don't smoke crack.

As for syncing: I've had trouble keeping something synced that started off fine at the beginning.  Getting up, changing the speed, over and over.  In fact, the last time this happened was while watching the Quiptrax of Lady in the Water.  Either the film was messed up technically or it was some sort of stupid Nerf spell. (I think you meant "naiad", Mister S.)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: eegah on August 30, 2012, 02:58:11 AM
As for Shyamalan, it's mainly because he showed so much promise early in his career. The Sixth Sense is a good movie, not just because of the twist ending. But since then, his movie took a STEEP dive and never came back. If he had started out badly, he'd just be yet another bad director.

Actually I think his first 2 were good, then he went into an exponential slide:

Sixth Sense was pretty good.
Unbreakable was good.
Signs was bad
The Village was mediocre.
Lady in the Water was bad.
The Happening was stupid bad.
The Last Airbender was atrocious.

Something I did before Airbender:
(http://173.44.39.14/~eegah/images/mnightratings.jpg)
The slide was more linear than exponential.  ;)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Wernski on August 30, 2012, 03:57:53 AM
The one thing about this thread I don't understand is mofos acting like syncing is this super difficult deal breaker.

I don't think anyone's said it was a deal breaker - they've said it's less easy than a VOD.

I guess ... in the sense that its less easy to lick a stamp before attaching it than it is to just pull off a self adhesive stamp and stick it right on.

I mean, you pause the movie where they say, and after they count to three you release the movie.  Forrest Gump could have handled this as an infant.  I know I sound like a dick but so many people in this thread bring it up like its "ZOMG its so fucking HARD!  Just gimmie VODs so I don't have to sync! AHHHHHH!"

For crissakes, I'm pretty much functionally retarded and my ass can handle it, so I think anyone can.

I've never seen anyone say or suggest that syncing is too intellectually challenging.  What I and others HAVE said is that it's inconvenient. 
Not everyone watches their movies on a computer.   Not everyone can simply "pause it when they say" because they don't have a way to play mp3s and movies simultaneously.  You don't have to be Forest Gump to realize that it's trickier to sync up mp3s and movies when they don't, for example... have an mp3 player.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MerryWanna on August 30, 2012, 05:52:40 AM

Not everyone watches their movies on a computer.   Not everyone can simply "pause it when they say" because they don't have a way to play mp3s and movies simultaneously.  You don't have to be Forest Gump to realize that it's trickier to sync up mp3s and movies when they don't, for example... have an mp3 player.

I have both items and know how to do it.  I think what happens that makes me hate it is if I'm syncing with a DVD sometimes the DVD player will play in fits and starts, messing up the sync.  If I sync to an .avi which is the usual case, if it doesn't match up to the same speed the 'trax was made to sync to, it gets out of sync over and over.  What I mean by I AM LAZY is I don't like getting out of bed, jumping over to the computer and figuring out which is too slow and which is too fast.  This wrecks the experience badly.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on August 30, 2012, 07:48:32 AM
I think what it comes down to is if you prefer a certain thing you're willing to put up with the annoying aspects of it.  I prefer the blockbuster riffs, so it's not a big deal to occasionally have to resync it.  If somebody prefers the crappy movie VODs they're less willing to put up with minor irritations associated with mp3 riffs.  I think this is why I was having trouble wrapping my mind around the complaints.  It's not that mofos prefer crappy VODs over mp3s because of the sync issues, they have a problem with the sync issues because they prefer crappy VODs over mp3.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on August 30, 2012, 08:03:36 AM
My only problem with syncing was that I'm a sound snob.  I like 6 channel sound.

Syncing is easiest on a computer, so, no 6 channel sound.  My first reauthors were 2 channel and I was never happy with the way they sounded, so I learned to do 6 channel reauthors as quickly as I could.  I can now do one in 3 1/2 to 4 hours.  That's a lot of time to dedicate to being able to watch a movie the way I want to, but once it's done, I never have to do it again.  I can watch my ID4 riff any time I want, and I want to fairly often.  :)

I think part of my problem with VOD's is that the sound mix isn't "how I would do it."  I guess I'm just picky.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 30, 2012, 09:10:57 AM
As for Shyamalan, it's mainly because he showed so much promise early in his career. The Sixth Sense is a good movie, not just because of the twist ending. But since then, his movie took a STEEP dive and never came back. If he had started out badly, he'd just be yet another bad director.

Actually I think his first 2 were good, then he went into an exponential slide:

Sixth Sense was pretty good.
Unbreakable was good.
Signs was bad
The Village was mediocre.
Lady in the Water was bad.
The Happening was stupid bad.
The Last Airbender was atrocious.

Something I did before Airbender:
(http://173.44.39.14/~eegah/images/mnightratings.jpg)
The slide was more linear than exponential.  ;)

You predicted Airbender just right.

But I'd put Signs down between 20 and 30, and The Village down a bit, maybe 35. 
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on August 30, 2012, 09:17:50 AM


You predicted Airbender just right.

But I'd put Signs down between 20 and 30, and The Village down a bit, maybe 35. 
Yeah, Signs is REALLY bad. Particularly that everybody in that acts like they just took a horse tranquilizer.
I would only recommended seeing it with the Quiptracks.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: eegah on August 30, 2012, 09:45:22 AM
I think part of my problem with VOD's is that the sound mix isn't "how I would do it."  I guess I'm just picky.

It bugs me too. They've gotten much better, but they still have a tendency to make the riff audio too quiet and overcompensate by over-ducking the movie/short audio. Instead of making the experience similar to watching a movie with funny friends in the same room, it's like they're talking from down in a well, hitting the mute button on the remote when they talk. Not as enjoyable. You should never have to strain to hear a riff, and ducking shouldn't make it obvious that a joke is coming. I wish they still let us have the original audio files, or at least make improvements when this happens.

To repeat, though, they've gotten much better lately. Most of the recent VODs have been fine, and the ones with issues aren't really that bad (just a bit annoying). It's definitely nice not to have to sync and author a DVD. I sure do miss blockbusters, though.

Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 30, 2012, 02:42:00 PM
My only problem with syncing was that I'm a sound snob.  I like 6 channel sound.

Syncing is easiest on a computer, so, no 6 channel sound.  My first reauthors were 2 channel and I was never happy with the way they sounded, so I learned to do 6 channel reauthors as quickly as I could.  I can now do one in 3 1/2 to 4 hours.  That's a lot of time to dedicate to being able to watch a movie the way I want to, but once it's done, I never have to do it again.  I can watch my ID4 riff any time I want, and I want to fairly often.  :)

I think part of my problem with VOD's is that the sound mix isn't "how I would do it."  I guess I'm just picky.

For both the 6-channel movies and the VOD's, I do the same basic built-into-Cool-Edit audio compression with volume adjustment for everything,..... so it all tends to come out about the same.  Although it does END UP in stereo (despite the source being in surround sometimes), but if I wanted the great movie audio, I wouldn't be watching it with the riff.  I watch the riff to hear the riff, and as long as I can hear the dialogue from the movie, I don't care if explosions are behind me or not.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on August 30, 2012, 02:51:58 PM
My only problem with syncing was that I'm a sound snob.  I like 6 channel sound.

Syncing is easiest on a computer, so, no 6 channel sound.  My first reauthors were 2 channel and I was never happy with the way they sounded, so I learned to do 6 channel reauthors as quickly as I could.  I can now do one in 3 1/2 to 4 hours.  That's a lot of time to dedicate to being able to watch a movie the way I want to, but once it's done, I never have to do it again.  I can watch my ID4 riff any time I want, and I want to fairly often.  :)

I think part of my problem with VOD's is that the sound mix isn't "how I would do it."  I guess I'm just picky.

For both the 6-channel movies and the VOD's, I do the same basic built-into-Cool-Edit audio compression with volume adjustment for everything,..... so it all tends to come out about the same.  Although it does END UP in stereo (despite the source being in surround sometimes), but if I wanted the great movie audio, I wouldn't be watching it with the riff.  I watch the riff to hear the riff, and as long as I can hear the dialogue from the movie, I don't care if explosions are behind me or not.
It's not so much the surround that I'm after.  When I do a two channel reauthor, all sound drops in volume just before the riffers talk.  With 6 channel, I only auto duck the center channel, so, usually the only sound has to drop in volume is the actors talking. 

I think I'll put up a vid on YouTube that shows the same scene riffed in two channel, and again in 6 channel so people can hear the difference.  The riff sounds more as if it's part of the soundtrack as opposed to being forcefully shoved in on top of the soundtrack.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 30, 2012, 03:06:50 PM
It's not so much the surround that I'm after.  When I do a two channel reauthor, all sound drops in volume just before the riffers talk.  With 6 channel, I only auto duck the center channel, so, usually the only sound has to drop in volume is the actors talking. 

I think I'll put up a vid on YouTube that shows the same scene riffed in two channel, and again in 6 channel so people can hear the difference.  The riff sounds more as if it's part of the soundtrack as opposed to being forcefully shoved in on top of the soundtrack.

I'd like to hear that!

How much do you duck!? I usually duck 7dB or whatever it is in Audacity.  I think a fresh install/config of the program defaults at 12-14 or somewhere in that neighbourhood.... I always do mine at 7 though, so it doesn't do such a hard ducking.  THEN I compress the whole thing in CoolEditPro, so it all just becomes a block, visually.... then drop the volume down to a set level that allows me to keep my stereo volume where I normally would for movies or tv shows.

I do like that once you get your own re-author "template" the whole process becomes a million times faster and easier.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 30, 2012, 03:11:56 PM
It's not so much the surround that I'm after.  When I do a two channel reauthor, all sound drops in volume just before the riffers talk.  With 6 channel, I only auto duck the center channel, so, usually the only sound has to drop in volume is the actors talking. 

I did one reauthor with the guys on the rear channels and used the standard stereo track for the front speakers, no ducking used. It was interesting, worked well, but it took several tries to get the levels right so it was too much work to do it again.  I also remember having to use blank center and sub-woofer files to get the 5.1 file to encode, just took one of the regular files, zeroed it and saved 2 copies.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 30, 2012, 03:14:18 PM
It's not so much the surround that I'm after.  When I do a two channel reauthor, all sound drops in volume just before the riffers talk.  With 6 channel, I only auto duck the center channel, so, usually the only sound has to drop in volume is the actors talking. 

I did one reauthor with the guys on the rear channels and used the standard stereo track for the front speakers, no ducking used. It was interesting, worked well, but it took several tries to get the levels right so it was too much work to do it again.  I also remember having to use blank center and sub-woofer files to get the 5.1 file to encode, just took one of the regular files, zeroed it and saved 2 copies.

When I took some riffs out to Seattle when I visited my friend Greg, he put the "auto-surround" dolby whatever setting on his stereo, and that actually worked reeeally well for my 2ch downmixes.... with the riff being mono and all, it defaulted to the center channel and sounded really good.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 30, 2012, 03:25:11 PM
I think what it comes down to is if you prefer a certain thing you're willing to put up with the annoying aspects of it.  I prefer the blockbuster riffs, so it's not a big deal to occasionally have to resync it.  If somebody prefers the crappy movie VODs they're less willing to put up with minor irritations associated with mp3 riffs.  I think this is why I was having trouble wrapping my mind around the complaints.  It's not that mofos prefer crappy VODs over mp3s because of the sync issues, they have a problem with the sync issues because they prefer crappy VODs over mp3.

That doesn't hold - my favorites are MP3 riffs, just not the boring this-will-sell blockbuster ones. I prefer the Over the Tops, the Roadhouses, the High School Musicals and the Karate Kids.

But, VODs are still easier.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on August 30, 2012, 07:22:01 PM
I think what it comes down to is if you prefer a certain thing you're willing to put up with the annoying aspects of it.  I prefer the blockbuster riffs, so it's not a big deal to occasionally have to resync it.  If somebody prefers the crappy movie VODs they're less willing to put up with minor irritations associated with mp3 riffs.  I think this is why I was having trouble wrapping my mind around the complaints.  It's not that mofos prefer crappy VODs over mp3s because of the sync issues, they have a problem with the sync issues because they prefer crappy VODs over mp3.

That doesn't hold - my favorites are MP3 riffs, just not the boring this-will-sell blockbuster ones. I prefer the Over the Tops, the Roadhouses, the High School Musicals and the Karate Kids.

But, VODs are still easier.

I agree with SquareBob!!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on August 30, 2012, 08:13:18 PM
Sure, easy in the sense that a peanut butter sandwich is easier to make than ... ah, screw it. I give up.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on August 30, 2012, 08:16:06 PM
It's not so much the surround that I'm after.  When I do a two channel reauthor, all sound drops in volume just before the riffers talk.  With 6 channel, I only auto duck the center channel, so, usually the only sound has to drop in volume is the actors talking. 

I think I'll put up a vid on YouTube that shows the same scene riffed in two channel, and again in 6 channel so people can hear the difference.  The riff sounds more as if it's part of the soundtrack as opposed to being forcefully shoved in on top of the soundtrack.

I'd like to hear that!

How much do you duck!? I usually duck 7dB or whatever it is in Audacity.  I think a fresh install/config of the program defaults at 12-14 or somewhere in that neighbourhood.... I always do mine at 7 though, so it doesn't do such a hard ducking.  THEN I compress the whole thing in CoolEditPro, so it all just becomes a block, visually.... then drop the volume down to a set level that allows me to keep my stereo volume where I normally would for movies or tv shows.

I do like that once you get your own re-author "template" the whole process becomes a million times faster and easier.
When I was doing two channel reauthors, I ducked about 8db with a half second attack before and after the riff, and a two second pause, so the sound wouldn't be going up and down between riffs that were close together.

Now, I only duck the center channel, which usually only contains talking, so I duck about 17dbs with a fast attack of a tenth of a second before and after the riff and a one second pause.  The fast attack sounds better with this method and the 17db duck means you always here the riff, and never have that "what did he say?" moment when the movie audio is the same volume as the riff.

A few other things that are important for my method: before I do anything else, I drop the volume of all channels except for the center channel by 5db.  7db for ridiculously loud mixes, like the transformers movies.  Then I duck the center channel and mix it with the Rifftrax.  Then, I mix the front left and right channels with the Rifftrax (unducked), with the Rifftrax volume lowered by 10db.  I did a lot of trial and error - and wasted a few DVDs - and I really like the way my method sounds.

I'll try to get a video up, maybe this weekend.  I think I have a few of my old two channel reauthors that I can compare with my 6 channels.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: losingmydignity on August 30, 2012, 11:30:15 PM
You guys duck too much. You're all a bunch of quacks.

Okay, I'm going to bed now..... :P
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MerryWanna on August 31, 2012, 04:09:20 AM
It's not so much the surround that I'm after.  When I do a two channel reauthor, all sound drops in volume just before the riffers talk.  With 6 channel, I only auto duck the center channel, so, usually the only sound has to drop in volume is the actors talking. 

I think I'll put up a vid on YouTube that shows the same scene riffed in two channel, and again in 6 channel so people can hear the difference.  The riff sounds more as if it's part of the soundtrack as opposed to being forcefully shoved in on top of the soundtrack.

I'd like to hear that!

How much do you duck!? I usually duck 7dB or whatever it is in Audacity.  I think a fresh install/config of the program defaults at 12-14 or somewhere in that neighbourhood.... I always do mine at 7 though, so it doesn't do such a hard ducking.  THEN I compress the whole thing in CoolEditPro, so it all just becomes a block, visually.... then drop the volume down to a set level that allows me to keep my stereo volume where I normally would for movies or tv shows.

I do like that once you get your own re-author "template" the whole process becomes a million times faster and easier.
When I was doing two channel reauthors, I ducked about 8db with a half second attack before and after the riff, and a two second pause, so the sound wouldn't be going up and down between riffs that were close together.

Now, I only duck the center channel, which usually only contains talking, so I duck about 17dbs with a fast attack of a tenth of a second before and after the riff and a one second pause.  The fast attack sounds better with this method and the 17db duck means you always here the riff, and never have that "what did he say?" moment when the movie audio is the same volume as the riff.

A few other things that are important for my method: before I do anything else, I drop the volume of all channels except for the center channel by 5db.  7db for ridiculously loud mixes, like the transformers movies.  Then I duck the center channel and mix it with the Rifftrax.  Then, I mix the front left and right channels with the Rifftrax (unducked), with the Rifftrax volume lowered by 10db.  I did a lot of trial and error - and wasted a few DVDs - and I really like the way my method sounds.

I'll try to get a video up, maybe this weekend.  I think I have a few of my old two channel reauthors that I can compare with my 6 channels.

And they call this easy? Sounds like it would take forever.  And I am familiar with audio software and to an extent, video software.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on August 31, 2012, 06:15:28 AM
The entire process for me (demuxing, sound editing, remixing, creating a disk image, then burning) takes about 4 hours.  It's just a matter of moving a few sliders around and choosing a few options from a menu.  I bet I could teach a ten year old to do it.

Best part: you only do it once.  You can watch the DVD as often as you like.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: goflyblind on August 31, 2012, 06:18:40 AM
Best part: you only do it once.  You can watch the DVD as often as you like.

^ this. i don't burn a disc, but i have the combined video file for all time now. so much nicer.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on August 31, 2012, 06:37:03 AM
Best part: you only do it once.  You can watch the DVD as often as you like.

^ this. i don't burn a disc, but i have the combined video file for all time now. so much nicer.
I do the full DVD thing, but I do also a 6 channel mp4 for streaming to my TV or iPad.  The DVD's are really just a backup if my hard drive takes a power surge and I lose both sides of the RAID.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: mairsil on September 01, 2012, 05:33:47 PM
Are people really having that much difficulty syncing the movies to the mp3's? We watch the movie like normal and play the mp3's from one of our laptops connected to speakers sitting on the coffee table. It really gives the feeling that the guys are sitting right there.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: k1 on September 01, 2012, 05:54:28 PM
There's also the Rifftrax player & RiffSync software you can use...
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 01, 2012, 05:57:33 PM
There's also the Rifftrax player & RiffSync software you can use...

Unless you're on Linux... in which case, you are probably tech-savvy enough to ENJOY mixing down movies with alternate audio.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Pak-Man on September 01, 2012, 11:55:23 PM
Yeah we still do the manual sync around here. The only downside is you have to commit to those couple hours because pausing is a pain.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on September 02, 2012, 04:12:42 AM
Are people really having that much difficulty syncing the movies to the mp3's?

I know, rite? This has been an eye opening thread.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: RVR II on September 02, 2012, 04:31:04 AM
Are people really having that much difficulty syncing the movies to the mp3's?

I know, rite? This has been an eye opening thread.
It will be a bit of a challenge for me once they actually target a current flick but I think I will manage 8)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on September 02, 2012, 10:11:18 AM
Rifftrax would have been much harder to keep in sync 200 years ago.  If the actors on staging doing the play being riffed wandered from the script or jacked up a line, Mike, Bill, and Kevin (sitting in the front row, of course) would have had to wait for them to get back on track before continuing their riff.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 02, 2012, 10:45:55 AM
Rifftrax would have been much harder to keep in sync 200 years ago.  If the actors on staging doing the play being riffed wandered from the script or jacked up a line, Mike, Bill, and Kevin (sitting in the front row, of course) would have had to wait for them to get back on track before continuing their riff.

The writing process would be a bit harder as well.  I'd think they would have needed their own little balcony on the side of the theater.  For all their quills, ink wells, and writing desks...
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: goflyblind on September 02, 2012, 10:48:55 AM
and the cost of all that material? a single riff would set the customer back seventeen guineas, twelve shillings, threepence, and a half-farthing.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Action Batch on September 02, 2012, 01:01:03 PM
At the Carolina Theater in Durham, NC they have Retro Fantasma. I went to see Jaws with the Rifftrax on my phone. I started the mp3 too late and there was no way to fix the problem without being "that guy" who keeps messing with his phone during a movie.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MrTorso on September 02, 2012, 01:04:06 PM
I did syncing exactly once. I'll never do it again.

The only time I ever tried syncing was when I was testing the RiffTrax for the Red Dawn collector's edition that I made for the site.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 02, 2012, 03:04:40 PM
Rifftrax would have been much harder to keep in sync 200 years ago.  If the actors on staging doing the play being riffed wandered from the script or jacked up a line, Mike, Bill, and Kevin (sitting in the front row, of course) would have had to wait for them to get back on track before continuing their riff.

The writing process would be a bit harder as well.  I'd think they would have needed their own little balcony on the side of the theater.  For all their quills, ink wells, and writing desks...

(http://images-mediawiki-sites.thefullwiki.org/11/1/7/6/05318791126866555.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ManUnderMask on September 02, 2012, 03:17:23 PM
I did syncing exactly once. I'll never do it again.

I did too, for Casino Royale. Funny story behind that too. The wife (currently ex) had agreed, grudgingly, to watch Casino Royale (unriffed) with me. The night we were supposed to watch it we were at her parents for a little while and I asked her, to confirm, that we would indeed by watching Casino Royale. She blew up at me and refused because I had the gall to "ask too many times." What a peach, huh? So when we got home I went into my computer room and bought the riff on a lark and watched it synced.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 02, 2012, 03:38:09 PM
I did syncing exactly once.

(http://louperez.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Danny-Vermin.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: AdamCerious on September 02, 2012, 04:47:26 PM
Rifftrax would have been much harder to keep in sync 200 years ago.  If the actors on staging doing the play being riffed wandered from the script or jacked up a line, Mike, Bill, and Kevin (sitting in the front row, of course) would have had to wait for them to get back on track before continuing their riff.

The writing process would be a bit harder as well.  I'd think they would have needed their own little balcony on the side of the theater.  For all their quills, ink wells, and writing desks...

(http://images-mediawiki-sites.thefullwiki.org/11/1/7/6/05318791126866555.jpg)
"Hey, this riffing stuff isn't half bad."
"No, it's ALL bad!"
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 02, 2012, 06:58:49 PM
So, I couldn't find my old 2 channel reauthors for the LOTR or Star Wars riffs.  The only one I could find was "The Dark Knight."  I made a video that kind of shows the difference between 2 and 6 channel riffs.  The Star Wars films would have made my points better, because the musical soundtrack was almost constant throughout, but I think I found some good clips to show how 6 channel reauthoring makes the riff sound more incorporated in the mix, rather than dropped on top of it.  At any rate, here it is.

http://www.youtube.com/v/IhH35O0jHhs?version=3&hl=en_US
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ManUnderMask on September 03, 2012, 10:37:39 AM
The only problem I have with the 6 channels is that they won't work when using my PlayStation 3. I probably need to play around with the audio options.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 03, 2012, 11:26:28 AM
The only problem I have with the 6 channels is that they won't work when using my PlayStation 3. I probably need to play around with the audio options.
I don't have a PS3, but I followed some instructions I found (somewhere) for streaming to PS3 when I set my Handbrake encoding settings.  The only thing that I change for audio is that I set the bitrate at 256, as per the instructions.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ManUnderMask on September 03, 2012, 12:23:27 PM
We have a DVD player with surround sound, but it either doesn't work or we just don't use it.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on September 03, 2012, 06:49:07 PM
Huh.  I just successfully synced up the Captain America riff and I don't need PTSD therapy. Maybe syncing's NOT so bad after all!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 03, 2012, 07:02:16 PM
Huh.  I just successfully synced up the Captain America riff and I don't need PTSD therapy. Maybe syncing's NOT so bad after all!

Good for you, still swinging away at a point no one's making.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 03, 2012, 07:09:57 PM
Huh.  I just successfully synced up the Captain America riff and I don't need PTSD therapy. Maybe syncing's NOT so bad after all!

Good for you, still swinging away at a point no one's making.
Yeah, it's not that it's hard.  People just don't want to bother with it.  Like changing the oil in your car.

I guess the same goes for reauthoring, which is a hobby to me.  It's something I enjoy doing.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 03, 2012, 07:16:36 PM
Trimming my fingernails and re-making my bed are both things I really don't want to bother doing, but I still sync Rifftrax.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 03, 2012, 07:25:29 PM
Trimming my fingernails and re-making my bed are both things I really don't want to bother doing, but I still sync Rifftrax.
I don't usually remake my bed.  You just have to unmake it again at the end of the day, anyway.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 03, 2012, 07:42:56 PM
Trimming my fingernails and re-making my bed are both things I really don't want to bother doing, but I still sync Rifftrax.
I don't usually remake my bed.  You just have to unmake it again at the end of the day, anyway.

I mean in the "clean the sheets and then put them all back on again" form of "re-make"
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 03, 2012, 07:55:04 PM
Trimming my fingernails and re-making my bed are both things I really don't want to bother doing, but I still sync Rifftrax.
I don't usually remake my bed.  You just have to unmake it again at the end of the day, anyway.

I mean in the "clean the sheets and then put them all back on again" form of "re-make"
Oh, well, yeah I do that too.  But I do pay someone else to change my oil.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on September 03, 2012, 09:40:03 PM
Huh.  I just successfully synced up the Captain America riff and I don't need PTSD therapy. Maybe syncing's NOT so bad after all!

Good for you, still swinging away at a point no one's making.

I would go back and quote everyone who's cited syncing as a one reason they prefer VODs but it'd be more fun if you go back and reread this thread yourself.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 03, 2012, 09:42:15 PM
Huh.  I just successfully synced up the Captain America riff and I don't need PTSD therapy. Maybe syncing's NOT so bad after all!

Good for you, still swinging away at a point no one's making.

I would go back and quote everyone who's cited syncing as a one reason they prefer VODs but it'd be more fun if you go back and reread this thread yourself.

They've said it was EASIER. How does your post dispute that?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 03, 2012, 09:55:25 PM
I think someone slipped an extra "go to 10" line into this thread somewhere.

 ;D
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 03, 2012, 11:06:12 PM
Huh.  I just successfully synced up the Captain America riff and I don't need PTSD therapy. Maybe syncing's NOT so bad after all!

Good for you, still swinging away at a point no one's making.

I would go back and quote everyone who's cited syncing as a one reason they prefer VODs but it'd be more fun if you go back and reread this thread yourself.

They've said it was EASIER. How does your post dispute that?
It's easier to nuke a tv dinner than it is to fix a home cooked meal, too.  Just saying.

But it strikes me as a moot argument.  Rifftrax isn't going to a public domain VOD business model because it's easier for customers.  They're doing it because it's more profitable.  I'm cool with that on one level, and bummed about it on another.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 03, 2012, 11:11:08 PM
It's easier to nuke a tv dinner than it is to fix a home cooked meal, too.  Just saying.

Completely agree that it's easier. Not sure what else you are trying to imply though.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: k1 on September 04, 2012, 04:51:01 AM
Speaking of Blockbuster riffs...

Going to reauthor Karate Kid 3 today.

If that counts as blockbuster.  Well... bargain bin at a Blockbuster video anyway.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 04, 2012, 06:05:32 AM
It's easier to nuke a tv dinner than it is to fix a home cooked meal, too.  Just saying.

Completely agree that it's easier. Not sure what else you are trying to imply though.
It's not a deep analogy, really. 

Sometimes you want convenience and sometimes you want something that is made from better ingredients.  The VOD's are good enough, but all of the movies are really crappy.  The thing that has kept me a fan of Rifftrax is that (and I think this has been said a few times in this thread and others) some of the best Rifftrax are of movies that I actually like quite well on their own, like the LOTR movies, or Jaws or Casablanca.

So, there's nothing wrong with a tv dinner, but who wants to eat them every day?  Sometimes, I want something different, and it's okay to spend a little effort on it.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 04, 2012, 06:24:19 AM
Cool, certainly no one has suggested that you are wrong to.

You did just list a bunch of the riffs I am least interested in though.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 04, 2012, 06:34:00 AM
What's your favorite mp3 Riff?  Mine is ID4, and I can enjoy that movie all by itself too.  I'd take it over any of the VODs I've seen so far.

That doesn't mean I'm saying VODs suck.  I'm just making a case for mixing it up a little.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Pak-Man on September 04, 2012, 07:31:20 AM
Let me try an analogy:

Let's say you have a store, and the left half of the store has really good stuff, and the right side has a different brand of really good stuff and you have a store rule:

You can buy from either side of the store, but if you buy from the left half of the store, we're going to ask you to run back into our storeroom and restock whatever you purchased. If you buy from the right half, you can just grab it and go.

If you REALLY love the brands on the left side of the store, you'll go to the extra trouble. It's not like it's an impossible task, and it's worth the extra effort to get the brand you love. Most people, though, are going to shop from the right half of the store, because even though they CAN run back and restock, they don't want to have to.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 04, 2012, 07:40:53 AM
Let me try an analogy:

Let's say you have a store, and the left half of the store has really good stuff, and the right side has a different brand of really good stuff and you have a store rule:

You can buy from either side of the store, but if you buy from the left half of the store, we're going to ask you to run back into our storeroom and restock whatever you purchased. If you buy from the right half, you can just grab it and go.

If you REALLY love the brands on the left side of the store, you'll go to the extra trouble. It's not like it's an impossible task, and it's worth the extra effort to get the brand you love. Most people, though, are going to shop from the right half of the store, because even though they CAN run back and restock, they don't want to have to.
That's an okay analogy, I guess.  I think a better one would be that the pre-built model cars are sitting next to the un-built model cars.  Some kids just want to go home and play, while others enjoy putting their model together.

An argument can be made that more kids will want the pre-built cars, because they just want to go home and play, so you would want to stock those more often.  However, when the kid who likes to build his model cars drops by your store and sees that you haven't put a new car on the shelf in half a year, he's likely going to show a little frustration.

Again, I'm just saying that it would be nice for the guys to mix it up a little.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 04, 2012, 07:51:14 AM
I personally don't really think it's as either/or as its being made out to be.
It's not "either/or" to me.  I like the VOD's, although, at $10 I buy them less frequently.  I also REALLY like the blockbuster riffs, and I pretty much own all of them that I want.  I'm looking forward to another, even though I know it will be either Twilight or another comic book movie.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 04, 2012, 02:05:45 PM
I personally don't really think it's as either/or as its being made out to be.

My only real complaint is that Rifftrax themselves seem to have made it an either/or thing. Wait, forget that... there hasn't been a choice at all.

Here's another analogy: You really like bread, but then you also like gophers too. Sometimes you eat a lot of bread while watching gophers and other times you watch dogs run around. Then once in a while you eat ice cream instead of bread... or perhaps both together.  Then some Jehovah's Witnesses knock on your door so you have to pause your VHS copy of Heidi and tell them to go away. Instead they do a dance and throw up on your shoe, so you call the cops and they are hauled away. By this time, you've lost all interest in Heidi and decide to watch Growing Pains instead.  But before you do, you decide to grab some more bread and ice cream out of the trash, but there's nothing but mold and coffee grounds so you eat that and a cup of milk too.

It's like that.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 04, 2012, 03:06:59 PM
I personally don't really think it's as either/or as its being made out to be.

My only real complaint is that Rifftrax themselves seem to have made it an either/or thing. Wait, forget that... there hasn't been a choice at all.

Here's another analogy: You really like bread, but then you also like gophers too. Sometimes you eat a lot of bread while watching gophers and other times you watch dogs run around. Then once in a while you eat ice cream instead of bread... or perhaps both together.  Then some Jehovah's Witnesses knock on your door so you have to pause your VHS copy of Heidi and tell them to go away. Instead they do a dance and throw up on your shoe, so you call the cops and they are hauled away. By this time, you've lost all interest in Heidi and decide to watch Growing Pains instead.  But before you do, you decide to grab some more bread and ice cream out of the trash, but there's nothing but mold and coffee grounds so you eat that and a cup of milk too.

It's like that.
That's not an analogy, it's a space station.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on September 04, 2012, 06:50:44 PM
I personally don't really think it's as either/or as its being made out to be.

My only real complaint is that Rifftrax themselves seem to have made it an either/or thing. Wait, forget that... there hasn't been a choice at all.

Here's another analogy: You really like bread, but then you also like gophers too. Sometimes you eat a lot of bread while watching gophers and other times you watch dogs run around. Then once in a while you eat ice cream instead of bread... or perhaps both together.  Then some Jehovah's Witnesses knock on your door so you have to pause your VHS copy of Heidi and tell them to go away. Instead they do a dance and throw up on your shoe, so you call the cops and they are hauled away. By this time, you've lost all interest in Heidi and decide to watch Growing Pains instead.  But before you do, you decide to grab some more bread and ice cream out of the trash, but there's nothing but mold and coffee grounds so you eat that and a cup of milk too.

It's like that.
So...it's like drugs, then.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 04, 2012, 07:22:46 PM
I personally don't really think it's as either/or as its being made out to be.

My only real complaint is that Rifftrax themselves seem to have made it an either/or thing. Wait, forget that... there hasn't been a choice at all.

Here's another analogy: You really like bread, but then you also like gophers too. Sometimes you eat a lot of bread while watching gophers and other times you watch dogs run around. Then once in a while you eat ice cream instead of bread... or perhaps both together.  Then some Jehovah's Witnesses knock on your door so you have to pause your VHS copy of Heidi and tell them to go away. Instead they do a dance and throw up on your shoe, so you call the cops and they are hauled away. By this time, you've lost all interest in Heidi and decide to watch Growing Pains instead.  But before you do, you decide to grab some more bread and ice cream out of the trash, but there's nothing but mold and coffee grounds so you eat that and a cup of milk too.

It's like that.
So...it's like drugs, then.
Yeah, but what isn't, really?  ;)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on September 04, 2012, 07:22:58 PM
I personally don't really think it's as either/or as its being made out to be.

it is when ALL their new products are VODs.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 04, 2012, 10:35:50 PM
I personally don't really think it's as either/or as its being made out to be.

My only real complaint is that Rifftrax themselves seem to have made it an either/or thing. Wait, forget that... there hasn't been a choice at all.

Here's another analogy: You really like bread, but then you also like gophers too. Sometimes you eat a lot of bread while watching gophers and other times you watch dogs run around. Then once in a while you eat ice cream instead of bread... or perhaps both together.  Then some Jehovah's Witnesses knock on your door so you have to pause your VHS copy of Heidi and tell them to go away. Instead they do a dance and throw up on your shoe, so you call the cops and they are hauled away. By this time, you've lost all interest in Heidi and decide to watch Growing Pains instead.  But before you do, you decide to grab some more bread and ice cream out of the trash, but there's nothing but mold and coffee grounds so you eat that and a cup of milk too.

It's like that.
So...it's like drugs, then.
Yeah, but what isn't, really?  ;)
Well, we know there is one type of macaque that isn't.  But everything else, pretty much...
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 05, 2012, 10:17:14 AM
Well, I thought the Japanese and Rhesus macaque were the same because of the way Mike read them in the short (darn drugs!).  But looking them up they are different.  So there are two things that we know are not like drugs.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Wernski on September 05, 2012, 08:00:39 PM
Quote
Rifftrax isn't going to a public domain VOD business model because it's easier for customers.  They're doing it because it's more profitable.

It could be more profitable because it's easier for customers.  When deciding which Rifftrax to check out, a lot of people may be going with the ones that don't involve an irritating chore to enjoy.
...Or maybe people just prefer the old MST3Kie style trashy films.  I dunno, just a thought.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: losingmydignity on September 05, 2012, 08:20:33 PM
Syncing is a pain in the butt. Come on, admit it.

I'm going to try the new rifftrax riff machine soon on a better computer than I did the first time.. I hope it makes it all a little less painless.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 05, 2012, 08:46:43 PM
Syncing is a pain in the butt. Come on, admit it.

I'm going to try the new rifftrax riff machine soon on a better computer than I did the first time.. I hope it makes it all a little less painless.
Honestly, until I heard of reauthoring, I synced manually and did not find it difficult.  Sure, pausing caused problems, but otherwise, I didn't find it much of a chore at all.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 05, 2012, 09:17:22 PM
When manually syncing I normally use an iPod connected to computer speakers.  The only issue I usually run into is when things drift out of sync, pausing the wrong one for a moment and making things worse.  Should make myself a flash card that says what to do if the movie or dis is heard first so I don't have to think about it when it happens.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Breve4 on September 06, 2012, 04:21:49 PM
I am not a regular poster to the forums, however on this topic I felt that I wanted to contribute.

I was an early adopter of Rifftrax and got a lot of my friends into them. I enjoyed the novelty of the newer movies being riffed. I have many of the different "Blockbuster" riffs, but I have never purchased a VOD. They don't seem to me to be as enjoyable as the newer movie riffs. I have never had a problem or been bugged simply by syncing a riff.

While Rifftrax used to be a website that I would visit often and spend my money, more recently I have come with less and less frequency. I do not begrudge the guys making the kind of product that gains them more profit. I just wish that there was still a little of that "Blockbuster Riff Smell" around here.

I bought KK3 as soon as it came out, and I would continue to buy blockbuster riffs to this day. But until that happens unfortunately I have nothing to spend my money on.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 06, 2012, 04:27:57 PM
I am not a regular poster to the forums, however on this topic I felt that I wanted to contribute.

I was an early adopter of Rifftrax and got a lot of my friends into them. I enjoyed the novelty of the newer movies being riffed. I have many of the different "Blockbuster" riffs, but I have never purchased a VOD. They don't seem to me to be as enjoyable as the newer movie riffs. I have never had a problem or been bugged simply by syncing a riff.

While Rifftrax used to be a website that I would visit often and spend my money, more recently I have come with less and less frequency. I do not begrudge the guys making the kind of product that gains them more profit. I just wish that there was still a little of that "Blockbuster Riff Smell" around here.

I bought KK3 as soon as it came out, and I would continue to buy blockbuster riffs to this day. But until that happens unfortunately I have nothing to spend my money on.

I will gladly take your money.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 06, 2012, 04:50:05 PM
I was an early adopter of Rifftrax and got a lot of my friends into them. I enjoyed the novelty of the newer movies being riffed. I have many of the different "Blockbuster" riffs, but I have never purchased a VOD. They don't seem to me to be as enjoyable as the newer movie riffs.

'I have never tried a thing, but I know it's not as enjoyable.'
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 06, 2012, 05:00:10 PM
I was an early adopter of Rifftrax and got a lot of my friends into them. I enjoyed the novelty of the newer movies being riffed. I have many of the different "Blockbuster" riffs, but I have never purchased a VOD. They don't seem to me to be as enjoyable as the newer movie riffs.

'I have never tried a thing, but I know it's not as enjoyable.'

Yeah that part kinda confused me too... however, I will still gladly take the money.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Breve4 on September 06, 2012, 05:10:55 PM
I was an early adopter of Rifftrax and got a lot of my friends into them. I enjoyed the novelty of the newer movies being riffed. I have many of the different "Blockbuster" riffs, but I have never purchased a VOD. They don't seem to me to be as enjoyable as the newer movie riffs.

'I have never tried a thing, but I know it's not as enjoyable.'


I should have figured that my argument would be parsed, however I guess I am not allowed to base my opinion on the samples that they put out. The samples that are supposed to make us want to purchase one.

I have no desire to argue/discuss. I just wanted to voice my opinion and leave it at that. Again, it is only my opinion. If you like the VOD's, great! Enjoy!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 06, 2012, 05:12:23 PM
I was an early adopter of Rifftrax and got a lot of my friends into them. I enjoyed the novelty of the newer movies being riffed. I have many of the different "Blockbuster" riffs, but I have never purchased a VOD. They don't seem to me to be as enjoyable as the newer movie riffs.

'I have never tried a thing, but I know it's not as enjoyable.'


I should have figured that my argument would be parsed, however I guess I am not allowed to base my opinion on the samples that they put out. The samples that are supposed to make us want to purchase one.

I have no desire to argue/discuss. I just wanted to voice my opinion and leave it at that. Again, it is only my opinion. If you like the VOD's, great! Enjoy!

Oh yeah? Well if you don't like them, don't enjoy!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 06, 2012, 05:37:12 PM
I was an early adopter of Rifftrax and got a lot of my friends into them. I enjoyed the novelty of the newer movies being riffed. I have many of the different "Blockbuster" riffs, but I have never purchased a VOD. They don't seem to me to be as enjoyable as the newer movie riffs.

'I have never tried a thing, but I know it's not as enjoyable.'


I should have figured that my argument would be parsed, however I guess I am not allowed to base my opinion on the samples that they put out. The samples that are supposed to make us want to purchase one.

I have no desire to argue/discuss. I just wanted to voice my opinion and leave it at that. Again, it is only my opinion. If you like the VOD's, great! Enjoy!

I like the VOD's... every one of them I have seen so far (this excludes the 3 most recent) have been fantastic....  but aside from that, I agree with your thoughts and complaints about lack of MP3 riffs entirely.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 06, 2012, 06:29:09 PM
I am not a regular poster to the forums, however on this topic I felt that I wanted to contribute.

I was an early adopter of Rifftrax and got a lot of my friends into them. I enjoyed the novelty of the newer movies being riffed. I have many of the different "Blockbuster" riffs, but I have never purchased a VOD. They don't seem to me to be as enjoyable as the newer movie riffs. I have never had a problem or been bugged simply by syncing a riff.

While Rifftrax used to be a website that I would visit often and spend my money, more recently I have come with less and less frequency. I do not begrudge the guys making the kind of product that gains them more profit. I just wish that there was still a little of that "Blockbuster Riff Smell" around here.

I bought KK3 as soon as it came out, and I would continue to buy blockbuster riffs to this day. But until that happens unfortunately I have nothing to spend my money on.
If you have watched MST3K, you have a good idea what the VOD's are like.  So, there's your answer to the, "you don't know if you haven't tried it" comments.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 06, 2012, 06:32:21 PM
I am not a regular poster to the forums, however on this topic I felt that I wanted to contribute.

I was an early adopter of Rifftrax and got a lot of my friends into them. I enjoyed the novelty of the newer movies being riffed. I have many of the different "Blockbuster" riffs, but I have never purchased a VOD. They don't seem to me to be as enjoyable as the newer movie riffs. I have never had a problem or been bugged simply by syncing a riff.

While Rifftrax used to be a website that I would visit often and spend my money, more recently I have come with less and less frequency. I do not begrudge the guys making the kind of product that gains them more profit. I just wish that there was still a little of that "Blockbuster Riff Smell" around here.

I bought KK3 as soon as it came out, and I would continue to buy blockbuster riffs to this day. But until that happens unfortunately I have nothing to spend my money on.
If you have watched MST3K, you have a good idea what the VOD's are like.  So, there's your answer to the, "you don't know if you haven't tried it" comments.

God I hate that show...
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: RVR II on September 06, 2012, 06:37:06 PM
Yeah really!
A guy hanging out with a few robots on a satellite of love watching bad movies.. PFFT ::)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 06, 2012, 06:42:36 PM
I am not a regular poster to the forums, however on this topic I felt that I wanted to contribute.

I was an early adopter of Rifftrax and got a lot of my friends into them. I enjoyed the novelty of the newer movies being riffed. I have many of the different "Blockbuster" riffs, but I have never purchased a VOD. They don't seem to me to be as enjoyable as the newer movie riffs. I have never had a problem or been bugged simply by syncing a riff.

While Rifftrax used to be a website that I would visit often and spend my money, more recently I have come with less and less frequency. I do not begrudge the guys making the kind of product that gains them more profit. I just wish that there was still a little of that "Blockbuster Riff Smell" around here.

I bought KK3 as soon as it came out, and I would continue to buy blockbuster riffs to this day. But until that happens unfortunately I have nothing to spend my money on.
If you have watched MST3K, you have a good idea what the VOD's are like.  So, there's your answer to the, "you don't know if you haven't tried it" comments.

God I hate that show...
Not really my point, but damn funny.  :)

I dunno, I just like Rifftrax of popular films even better than MST3K.  I loved MST3K but loved that Rifftrax was different.  Anyway, whatever.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Starman! on September 06, 2012, 07:01:34 PM
As long as we get riffs for The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises when they come out on Blu-Ray.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on September 06, 2012, 08:28:37 PM
I loved MST3K but loved that Rifftrax was different. 
Totally agree with this.

To be honest, while I have enjoyed the VODs that I have tried, I don't buy all of them. I really think Cinematic Titanic was the the alternative to Rifftrax riffing bigger more recent movies. We don't need BOTH of them to be treading the same path.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on September 06, 2012, 11:10:24 PM
But I like MKB more than I like the CT people.

I do agree with that whole heartedly. But otherwise I'm with the new guy except that I HAVE tried a bunch of the VODs and with the exception of Ghost House and Laser Mission just didn't like them as much as the MP3s.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Wernski on September 07, 2012, 01:44:46 AM
'I have never tried a thing, but I know it's not as enjoyable.'

Well, I've never stuck a power drill up my nose and switched it on, but I think it's a safe bet I wouldn't find it enjoyable.  Seriously, it's not hard for people to make educated guesses about what they will and won't enjoy without trying absolutely everything. 
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 07, 2012, 02:05:51 AM
'I have never tried a thing, but I know it's not as enjoyable.'

Well, I've never stuck a power drill up my nose and switched it on, but I think it's a safe bet I wouldn't find it enjoyable.  Seriously, it's not hard for people to make educated guesses about what they will and won't enjoy without trying absolutely everything. 

Yep, those things are comparable, and you've made a solid argument.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on September 07, 2012, 03:03:01 AM
I take that approach to Adam Sandler movies.  People actually tell me "But you haven't tried THIS Adam Sandler movie, so why are you cracking on it?"  "Um ... because of the long documented history of his movies sucking 1,000 asses?"
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ScottotD on September 07, 2012, 03:07:57 AM
I take that approach to Adam Sandler movies.  People actually tell me "But you haven't tried THIS Adam Sandler movie, so why are you cracking on it?"  "Um ... because of the long documented history of his movies sucking 1,000 asses?"

...but then why bother engaging with it at all?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 07, 2012, 05:11:20 AM
I take that approach to Adam Sandler movies.  People actually tell me "But you haven't tried THIS Adam Sandler movie, so why are you cracking on it?"  "Um ... because of the long documented history of his movies sucking 1,000 asses?"

Exactly, and Mike, Kevin and Bill have a long, documented history of sucking 1,000 asses at riffing public domain movies. We all know this.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on September 07, 2012, 05:16:59 AM
I take that approach to Adam Sandler movies.  People actually tell me "But you haven't tried THIS Adam Sandler movie, so why are you cracking on it?"  "Um ... because of the long documented history of his movies sucking 1,000 asses?"
Yes. And you can replace "Adam Sandler" with Michael Bay or Uwe Boll, and it still holds true.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Pak-Man on September 07, 2012, 05:18:36 AM
At some point, I stopped caring what the subject matter was. They've now riffed great old movies, horrible old movies, great new movies, horrible old movies, kids' movies, shorts, repeats of MST3K material-- pretty much the whole spectrum short of pornography and holocaust films. The one thing they all have in common:

I buy 'em, I laugh. A lot.

Like everyone else, I have a dream-list of riffs that will probably never happen with the current market trends, and it bites that the rest of the world doesn't want to put in the effort to enjoy great riffs like High School Musical, but if riffing obscure old movies keeps the laughs coming, then riff those obscure old movies! I've lived in a world with no movie riffing. I didn't like it. I don't wanna go back.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on September 07, 2012, 05:49:01 AM
I take that approach to Adam Sandler movies.  People actually tell me "But you haven't tried THIS Adam Sandler movie, so why are you cracking on it?"  "Um ... because of the long documented history of his movies sucking 1,000 asses?"

Exactly, and Mike, Kevin and Bill have a long, documented history of sucking 1,000 asses at riffing public domain movies. We all know this.


Yikes!  That analogy didn't translate very well because that's not what I'm saying at all. AT ALL.  Mike, Bill, and Kevin would be funny riffing The Passion of the Christ, and we know how tough a row to hoe that would be.  Bros are ALWAYS funny.

The problem is that I'm personally just sick of the old crappy movies getting riffed.  We got that 200 times with MST3K and we kinda get that with the shorts (though I do still buy all those because I can take them in small doses) and I got that with the random VODs the first 3-4 years on this website.  But I started to notice that I wasn't enjoying the VODs as much and I wasn't rewatching them the way I rewatch the MP3 riffs.  And then I'd start waiting to buy the new VOD because I wasn't that excited about them and when I did end up buying them (along with the new MP3 that I'd get as soon as it came out) I'd watch it last.  Then there were a couple I couldn't even get all the way through.  I've never been able to finish the Ice Cream Bunny and Buffalo Solider whatever the Hell that one's called.  That was when I said "fuck this, I'm done with the VODs" and because that's all they sell now its literally been months since I've swiped my card on this site, the longest drought by far since I first started coming here.

Put another way, it doesn't matter if the finest hamburger chef in the world is making your hamburger, if you're sick of hamburgers because you binged on them for too long, you're not going to enjoy it and you'll stop buying it.  And like with food, this is just a matter of personal taste.  I'm not saying anybody who loves the VODs suck any more than if I was sick of hamburgers I'd say people who still like them suck.  It's just personal taste.

So, back to the original comment.  If someone asked me "How do you know you won't like this new VOD if you haven't seen it?" I'd reply "I haven't liked most of the others lately so I probably wouldn't like this one either.  Oh, and Mike, Kevin, and Bill are Comedy GODs! WOO HOO!"
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 07, 2012, 07:07:06 AM
"The Disney Channel.  High schoolers' repressed secrets are, 'I like rap' instead of, 'dissecting the fetal pigs gave me a boner.'"

The single most amazing riff in the history of the art form.  Thank God for reauthoring, because I would have missed the next five minutes of the movie, having fallen, laughing, from my chair.

If that's not golden, I'm not sure what is.  :)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ScottotD on September 07, 2012, 07:56:18 AM
I love that one too
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 07, 2012, 08:53:29 AM
Then there were a couple I couldn't even get all the way through.  I've never been able to finish the Ice Cream Bunny and Buffalo Solider whatever the Hell that one's called.

You haven't seen the end of Ice Cream Bunny?  That's where the best riffs are, I was in serious pain from laughing the last 15 minutes or so of that.  The bad driving and then his meeting up with santa was golden.

And speaking of Ice Cream Bunny, are we ever going to get a release of the streaming event?  I remember laughing a lot during the extra scenes.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: losingmydignity on September 07, 2012, 12:56:21 PM
Go VODs. Go VODs. Go VODs!

(I look good in my High School Musical cheerleaking uniform)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: goflyblind on September 07, 2012, 12:59:09 PM
Go VODs. Go VODs. Go VODs!

(I look good in my High School Musical cheerleaking uniform)

just so long as you're not chanting "go VDs!" :speechless:
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Wernski on September 07, 2012, 01:02:42 PM
Yep, those things are comparable, and you've made a solid argument.

Well, the logic tracks, but I'm sorry if my example was too broad for you to wrap your head around it. As we experience things, and get to know ourselves better, we find we dislike some things. Using the human mind's capacity to detect and predict patterns and spot similarities in the things we like and dislike, we are able to make a reasonable, educated guess about whether we will like something based on the traits it shares with what we've liked and disliked in the past, even without experiencing the thing itself.

Just like we could say: I have seen Adam Sandler's first teelve movies and found them all to be juvenille, unfunny and irrittating (although, personally, I remember Happy Gilmore being genuinely amusing), therefore I have good reason to believe I won't enjoy his thirteenth. The same reasoning is used when one decides they don't prefer certain times of Rifftrax, or that they're not found of extreme bodily injury based on previously felt and observed misfortunes. See?

The extremity doesn't remove the similarities of my example from the equation - the same things happen the same eay in whichever circumstance - it just makes them more obvious, so I could illustrate my point. But apparently they also had the unintended consequence of confusing you. For that, I am sorry; it's a shame when we can't all keep up with the conversation.

But the positive outcome of this is that we've worked out a little code. Every time I see you responding to a sound point with thoughtless and aggressively dismissive sarcasm, I'll know this is when you need a little help. Like a little smoke signal piffing up into the air. While others will ignore it, you and I will know. You'd just like a little extra help understanding what's been said. And I think you find, as you feel grow less insecure, you won't keep falling back on these antisocial tendancies... you won't feel the urge to shut down any opinion that differs from yours, but to respect, consider and learn from it... the atmosphere will grow friendlier, and everybody will be happier. :)

Now, as one VOD fan to another, how about a hug?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: k1 on September 07, 2012, 01:29:38 PM
I want bigger budget older movies to be riffed more frequently (or at all...).  Let's see a riff of stuff like Tango & Cash, Soldier, Con-Air, The Island, etc.

My hierarchy of wants from Rifftrax:

Older "big budget" films
Newer "big budget" films
Non-VOD weird movies (like Birdemic, The Room, etc.)
VOD's (Preferably with source audio of the riffs so we can reauthor our own mix.)
Shorts.

But that's just like... my opinion man...
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 07, 2012, 01:36:34 PM
My hierarchy of wants from Rifftrax:

Older "big budget" films
Newer "big budget" films
Non-VOD weird movies (like Birdemic, The Room, etc.)
VOD's (Preferably with source audio of the riffs so we can reauthor our own mix.)
Shorts.

I like that order K1, I'd put the Non-VOD weird movies about the same as the VODs they have been doing.


Shorts tend to change often, sometimes I'd put them higher, sometimes lower.  ;D 
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 07, 2012, 01:41:42 PM
I'm pretty much happy to never watch another superhero movie again, I think.
They've done so many, they kind of blur together.  :)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 07, 2012, 02:38:26 PM
Yep, those things are comparable, and you've made a solid argument.

Well, the logic tracks, but I'm sorry if my example was too broad for you to wrap your head around it.

Haha, incredible - You're trying to pretend you said something too clever to be understood?!

As we experience things, and get to know ourselves better, we find we dislike some things. Using the human mind's capacity to detect and predict patterns and spot similarities in the things we like and dislike, we are able to make a reasonable, educated guess about whether we will like something based on the traits it shares with what we've liked and disliked in the past, even without experiencing the thing itself.

Uh huh, and the experience so far was - I like these guys and their riffs. I assume I won't like the riffs that occur in VODs, so I won't watch them.

Just like we could say: I have seen Adam Sandler's first teelve movies and found them all to be juvenille, unfunny and irrittating (although, personally, I remember Happy Gilmore being genuinely amusing), therefore I have good reason to believe I won't enjoy his thirteenth.

That's a shame, after the 'teelve' of his movies you hated (minus Happy Gilmore, of course), came Punch Drunk Love, one of my all time favourite movies. I also hadn't enjoyed most of his movies leading up to (and coming after) it, but luckily, I gave it a chance and loved it.

The same reasoning is used when one decides they don't prefer certain times of Rifftrax, or that they're not found of extreme bodily injury based on previously felt and observed misfortunes. See?

No, the reason we don't enjoy pain isn't the same reason we don't watch a movie we haven't seen before, despite it being the comedy of the same people whose work we love.

The extremity doesn't remove the similarities of my example from the equation - the same things happen the same eay in whichever circumstance - it just makes them more obvious, so I could illustrate my point. But apparently they also had the unintended consequence of confusing you. For that, I am sorry; it's a shame when we can't all keep up with the conversation.

No, it creates a straw man.

I'm certainly not having a problem following you, friend, I am laughing at the silly things you are saying.

But the positive outcome of this is that we've worked out a little code. Every time I see you responding to a sound point with thoughtless and aggressively dismissive sarcasm, I'll know this is when you need a little help. Like a little smoke signal piffing up into the air. While others will ignore it, you and I will know. You'd just like a little extra help understanding what's been said. And I think you find, as you feel grow less insecure, you won't keep falling back on these antisocial tendancies... you won't feel the urge to shut down any opinion that differs from yours, but to respect, consider and learn from it... the atmosphere will grow friendlier, and everybody will be happier. :)

Now, as one VOD fan to another, how about a hug?

HAHAHAHAHA
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 07, 2012, 02:43:35 PM
But I like MKB more than I like the CT people.

I do agree with that whole heartedly. But otherwise I'm with the new guy except that I HAVE tried a bunch of the VODs and with the exception of Ghost House and Laser Mission just didn't like them as much as the MP3s.

Ghost House is actually one of my favourite VOD's.... also the one that made me decide I enjoy them a lot!  All of the singing along with the crappy background music was fantastic, and the guys really sounded refreshed at riffing something not Twilight.

[edit] Oh, and this one wasn't even remotely as painful as Buffalo Rider or Ice Cream Bunny (both of which are pretty painful.... Buffalo a bit less for me, because I could tell right away it was an LDS movie) .... Ghost House was more along the lines of Troll 2.  In fact, they even made a Troll 2 riff reference shortly after I said aloud "Why does this feel like Troll 2?!" [/edit]
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: goflyblind on September 07, 2012, 02:50:31 PM
why are you being such a dick about this, grug? ???
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 07, 2012, 02:52:51 PM
why are you being such a dick about this, grug? ???

I got very, very bored of the same people posting the same complaint over and over again, especially when it has been confirmed that it is both the business decision that had to be made, and that there are MP3 riffs coming up. But I'm just having fun.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 07, 2012, 03:06:03 PM
why are you being such a dick about this, grug? ???

I got very, very bored of the same people posting the same complaint over and over again, especially when it has been confirmed that it is both the business decision that had to be made, and that there are MP3 riffs coming up. But I'm just having fun.

I'm still gonna complain (because that's what my sig banner says I do) that the MP3 riffs will be GOOD and recent big budget stuff... or Twilight.... and that's about it.

I will go a week without meat if they ever actually do a Battleship riff.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 07, 2012, 03:09:25 PM
why are you being such a dick about this, grug? ???

I got very, very bored of the same people posting the same complaint over and over again, especially when it has been confirmed that it is both the business decision that had to be made, and that there are MP3 riffs coming up. But I'm just having fun.

I'm still gonna complain (because that's what my sig banner says I do) that the MP3 riffs will be GOOD and recent big budget stuff... or Twilight.... and that's about it.

I will go a week without meat if they ever actually do a Battleship riff.

I saw Battleship in the cinema (for my wife's podcast) but actually found it to be fairly enjoyable. I mean, it wasn't good - not by any stretch - But I'd watch it again. But it would make a brilliant Rifftrax.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 07, 2012, 03:10:23 PM
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I spoilered this due to length, and the fact that I really couldn't find a pull quote to make a specific point.

Here's the thing.  I'm a fan of MKB.  Huge fan.  But that doesn't mean I enjoy all of their work equally.  Your argument, and tone, indicate that Wernski in particular and those of us who aren't enthused with VODs in general are... well... kinda dumb not to embrace them, since we love MKB's work.  But, even among their work that I have purchased, some of their riffs are considerably weaker than others.

Honestly, I've really enjoyed the MP3 riffs of mainstream movies more than the VOD riffs.  That's why I'd like to see more MP3 riffs.

But the real kicker here is, when I mentioned earlier in this thread that I enjoyed the LOTR, Jaws and Casablanca riffs, you said that you weren't interested in and apparently haven't purchased those riffs.  If you hold true to the arguments posed in the spoilered section of this post, you would be eager to get those riffs simply because of your love of MKB's work.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 07, 2012, 03:10:32 PM
Actually, I'll go without BACON for a MONTH if they actually did Battleship.

I won't have to though, because they won't do it.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: RVR II on September 07, 2012, 03:15:36 PM
No you won't! You'll want to eat mor chiken 8)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 07, 2012, 03:21:02 PM
I spoilered this due to length, and the fact that I really couldn't find a pull quote to make a specific point.

Here's the thing.  I'm a fan of MKB.  Huge fan.  But that doesn't mean I enjoy all of their work equally.  Your argument, and tone, indicate that Wernski in particular and those of us who aren't enthused with VODs in general are... well... kinda dumb not to embrace them, since we love MKB's work.  But, even among their work that I have purchased, some of their riffs are considerably weaker than others.

Honestly, I've really enjoyed the MP3 riffs of mainstream movies more than the VOD riffs.  That's why I'd like to see more MP3 riffs.

But the real kicker here is, when I mentioned earlier in this thread that I enjoyed the LOTR, Jaws and Casablanca riffs, you said that you weren't interested in and apparently haven't purchased those riffs.  If you hold true to the arguments posed in the spoilered section of this post, you would be eager to get those riffs simply because of your love of MKB's work.

Nah, I don't think you're dumb - all of that was over the idea of dismissing a product by people you enjoy well enough that you come to a forum dedicated to them/go to the trouble of buying their products from a site on the internet, but won't try them. So it's not directed at you at all. And that particular wall of text was in response to, what I felt was, a particularly I snotty post by someone who thinks sarcastic responses are out of place on the Rifftrax forum for some reason.

Also, you misunderstood me, I have bought and watched all of the riffs you listed above, and found all three of them funny, but... lacking. (Well, I actually enjoyed LotR much more than the other two).

I said I wasn't interested in those kind of riffs, because I don't think they work as well.

If I had my way, they would be riffing different movies than those, but I did buy and watch them, I just didn't like them that much.

(I have also bought the other two Lord of the Rings films, but haven't watched them, but it is more of a factor of how long they are than anything else)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: goflyblind on September 07, 2012, 03:25:08 PM
the other two lotr riffs benefit from from having bill around. more just for the interplay than any specific joke.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 07, 2012, 03:33:26 PM
I see.  Sorry I misunderstood you.

I would like to say that I recommend the Two Towers riff.  It actually has one of my favorite riffs of all time, during the scene where the heroes first meet the riders of Rohan.

I watch the longer ones over a couple of days.  This is one of the few times I would agree with the "syncing is a pain" crowd.  It definitely needs to be reauthored.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 07, 2012, 03:45:22 PM
I would like to say that I recommend the Two Towers riff.  It actually has one of my favorite riffs of all time, during the scene where the heroes first meet the riders of Rohan.

I watch the longer ones over a couple of days.  This is one of the few times I would agree with the "syncing is a pain" crowd.  It definitely needs to be reauthored.

Sillier yet - I have even reauthored all three of them!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 07, 2012, 03:58:00 PM
I would like to say that I recommend the Two Towers riff.  It actually has one of my favorite riffs of all time, during the scene where the heroes first meet the riders of Rohan.

I watch the longer ones over a couple of days.  This is one of the few times I would agree with the "syncing is a pain" crowd.  It definitely needs to be reauthored.

Sillier yet - I have even reauthored all three of them!
Well watch it chunks then.  I'd say a good place to take a break in Two Towers would be right after the riff, "...and no, that isn't a filthy innuendo.". :)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on September 07, 2012, 04:09:20 PM
I see.  Sorry I misunderstood you.

I would like to say that I recommend the Two Towers riff.  It actually has one of my favorite riffs of all time, during the scene where the heroes first meet the riders of Rohan.

I watch the longer ones over a couple of days.  This is one of the few times I would agree with the "syncing is a pain" crowd.  It definitely needs to be reauthored.
Which one was has the riff abotu Gollum being Don Knotts? Loved that bit!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on September 07, 2012, 04:19:05 PM
why are you being such a dick about this, grug? ???
I got very, very bored of the same people posting the same complaint over and over again

Man, if only the title of this thread made it clear what was being discussed here so you could avoid this horrible boredom!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 07, 2012, 04:21:10 PM
I think it's about time I became a Global Moderator and banned EVERYONE.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 07, 2012, 04:22:32 PM
why are you being such a dick about this, grug? ???
I got very, very bored of the same people posting the same complaint over and over again

Man, if only the title of this thread made it clear what was being discussed here so you could avoid this horrible boredom!

You think this is the only thread this is happening in?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 07, 2012, 04:26:40 PM
You also, accidentally, cut out the most important part of my quote:

But I'm just having fun.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 07, 2012, 07:17:02 PM
I see.  Sorry I misunderstood you.

I would like to say that I recommend the Two Towers riff.  It actually has one of my favorite riffs of all time, during the scene where the heroes first meet the riders of Rohan.

I watch the longer ones over a couple of days.  This is one of the few times I would agree with the "syncing is a pain" crowd.  It definitely needs to be reauthored.
Which one was has the riff abotu Gollum being Don Knotts? Loved that bit!
That's at the end of Two Towers.  I didnt realize just how much he looked like Don Knotts until that moment.  Another great riff.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on September 07, 2012, 07:23:53 PM

That's at the end of Two Towers.  I didnt realize just how much he looked like Don Knotts until that moment.  Another great riff.
Yes! I hadn't realized it either until that riff. Now I can't look at Gollum without thinking of it. Brilliant.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Pak-Man on September 07, 2012, 07:52:26 PM
I think I'll head over to the Cinematic Titanic forums and complain about how I hate all their live DVDs even though I've never watched one. :^)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MrTorso on September 07, 2012, 08:51:54 PM
I think I'll head over to the Cinematic Titanic forums and complain about how I hate all their live DVDs even though I've never watched one. :^)

I couldn't get through their five minute trailer of a live one because of the audience sounds.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: dvorak on September 07, 2012, 08:56:03 PM
I have 77 MP3 Commentaries and 5 VODs. Assuming the $10 for the VODs and $3.99 for each MP3 track, I have spent roughly $357 on this site, not counting some of the DVDs I've bought. I don't regret a penny of it. Every one of the has been great. Hell, I own Rifftraxs for movies I still haven't gotten around to buying.

And I would gladly spend more, but a little more variety would be nice. The live events and everything are great, and I appreciate the amount of work and detail that goes into them and the VODs, but I'm kind of getting burnt out here.

If the MP3 tracks don't make enough money, then raise the prices. You have quite a few loyal fans, as you can see from this thread, that do care about the MP3 tracks, and I'd buy them if they cost a little more.

That was the original appeal. I still remember watching 300, my first Rifftrax, and laughing my ass off, like it was hanging out with my friends making fun of a movie. Make no mistake, I'll buy whatever comes along. Your guys stuff is still awesome.

I just, and I think that's what the intent of this thread is, to let you know I miss them.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 07, 2012, 09:09:25 PM
I have 77 MP3 Commentaries and 5 VODs. Assuming the $10 for the VODs and $3.99 for each MP3 track, I have spent roughly $357 on this site, not counting some of the DVDs I've bought. I don't regret a penny of it. Every one of the has been great. Hell, I own Rifftraxs for movies I still haven't gotten around to buying.

And I would gladly spend more, but a little more variety would be nice. The live events and everything are great, and I appreciate the amount of work and detail that goes into them and the VODs, but I'm kind of getting burnt out here.

If the MP3 tracks don't make enough money, then raise the prices. You have quite a few loyal fans, as you can see from this thread, that do care about the MP3 tracks, and I'd buy them if they cost a little more.

That was the original appeal. I still remember watching 300, my first Rifftrax, and laughing my ass off, like it was hanging out with my friends making fun of a movie. Make no mistake, I'll buy whatever comes along. Your guys stuff is still awesome.

I just, and I think that's what the intent of this thread is, to let you know I miss them.
300 was my first Rifftrax as well.  And still a favorite.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 07, 2012, 09:11:45 PM
 Thinking about how much I've spent here, better stop, up over $500 already (all those $0.99 shorts add up).

I think I'll head over to the Cinematic Titanic forums and complain about how I hate all their live DVDs even though I've never watched one. :^)

I couldn't get through their five minute trailer of a live one because of the audience sounds.

I've never had a problem hearing the riffs on their live DVDs, can't say the same for 2 of the ISOs and a handful of shorts here.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on September 07, 2012, 09:24:03 PM
I have 77 MP3 Commentaries and 5 VODs. Assuming the $10 for the VODs and $3.99 for each MP3 track, I have spent roughly $357 on this site, not counting some of the DVDs I've bought. I don't regret a penny of it. Every one of the has been great. Hell, I own Rifftraxs for movies I still haven't gotten around to buying.

And I would gladly spend more, but a little more variety would be nice. The live events and everything are great, and I appreciate the amount of work and detail that goes into them and the VODs, but I'm kind of getting burnt out here.

If the MP3 tracks don't make enough money, then raise the prices. You have quite a few loyal fans, as you can see from this thread, that do care about the MP3 tracks, and I'd buy them if they cost a little more.

That was the original appeal. I still remember watching 300, my first Rifftrax, and laughing my ass off, like it was hanging out with my friends making fun of a movie. Make no mistake, I'll buy whatever comes along. Your guys stuff is still awesome.

I just, and I think that's what the intent of this thread is, to let you know I miss them.
300 was my first Rifftrax as well.  And still a favorite.
"THIS! IS! SPART OF A BALANCED BREAKFAST!" Of course, a good portion of what makes that riff even funnier is the side comments by Kevin and Mike about where Bill is going with this.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: dvorak on September 07, 2012, 09:35:07 PM
I have 77 MP3 Commentaries and 5 VODs. Assuming the $10 for the VODs and $3.99 for each MP3 track, I have spent roughly $357 on this site, not counting some of the DVDs I've bought. I don't regret a penny of it. Every one of the has been great. Hell, I own Rifftraxs for movies I still haven't gotten around to buying.

And I would gladly spend more, but a little more variety would be nice. The live events and everything are great, and I appreciate the amount of work and detail that goes into them and the VODs, but I'm kind of getting burnt out here.

If the MP3 tracks don't make enough money, then raise the prices. You have quite a few loyal fans, as you can see from this thread, that do care about the MP3 tracks, and I'd buy them if they cost a little more.

That was the original appeal. I still remember watching 300, my first Rifftrax, and laughing my ass off, like it was hanging out with my friends making fun of a movie. Make no mistake, I'll buy whatever comes along. Your guys stuff is still awesome.

I just, and I think that's what the intent of this thread is, to let you know I miss them.
300 was my first Rifftrax as well.  And still a favorite.
"THIS! IS! SPART OF A BALANCED BREAKFAST!" Of course, a good portion of what makes that riff even funnier is the side comments by Kevin and Mike about where Bill is going with this.

That's the one riff that even though I always know it's coming, I always laugh when I hear it.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MrTorso on September 07, 2012, 11:12:13 PM
I've never had a problem hearing the riffs on their live DVDs, can't say the same for 2 of the ISOs and a handful of shorts here.

The problem is not hearing the riffs. The problem is hearing the audience. To me it is like a laugh track. It doesn't feel like I am there or anything and it is distracting. I will physically go to as many live shows as I can, but I won't watch em at home.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ScottotD on September 07, 2012, 11:33:27 PM
I've never had a problem hearing the riffs on their live DVDs, can't say the same for 2 of the ISOs and a handful of shorts here.

The problem is not hearing the riffs. The problem is hearing the audience. To me it is like a laugh track. It doesn't feel like I am there or anything and it is distracting. I will physically go to as many live shows as I can, but I won't watch em at home.

Do you feel like that with all live footage/audio?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 07, 2012, 11:39:14 PM
I've never had a problem hearing the riffs on their live DVDs, can't say the same for 2 of the ISOs and a handful of shorts here.

The problem is not hearing the riffs. The problem is hearing the audience. To me it is like a laugh track. It doesn't feel like I am there or anything and it is distracting. I will physically go to as many live shows as I can, but I won't watch em at home.
Yeah, that's a problem I have with recorded live comedy; the "laugh track effect".  I can't stand sitcoms for the same reason.

Of course, I don't do live shows much either, because I inevitably sit next to or behind the guy who laughs at the setup so loud you can't hear the punch line.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MrTorso on September 08, 2012, 12:03:41 AM
I've never had a problem hearing the riffs on their live DVDs, can't say the same for 2 of the ISOs and a handful of shorts here.

The problem is not hearing the riffs. The problem is hearing the audience. To me it is like a laugh track. It doesn't feel like I am there or anything and it is distracting. I will physically go to as many live shows as I can, but I won't watch em at home.

Do you feel like that with all live footage/audio?

No. I can watch stand up specials and comedy CDs with no problem. Maybe because that is the way it always has been?? Live music recordings are fine because you usually only hear the audience in between the songs, so you only hear it every 4-5 minutes (or however long the song is) not every 3 or 4 seconds (length of a riff).
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Boogaloo on September 11, 2012, 08:40:08 AM
New Forum Member, First Post:

Count me in as one of those in favor of a return to blockbuster mp3 riffs.  I began losing interest in the VOD b-movie schlock as early as the 3-riffer editions of the Legend series.

I agree that what made Rifftrax special was riffing the blockbusters.  Once I learned how to re-author dvds (which was quite easy), I truly became fully addicted.  I enjoyed the anticipation I felt during the re-authoring process like it was some kind of sacred ritual.

I genuinely enjoy the big budget riffing content more.  I rarely make it completely through a VOD, but I’m hooked for the duration on the blockbusters and keep returning for repeat viewings.

There’s so much I was looking forward to seeing riffed: Green Lantern, X-Men First Class, Hunger Games, Sucker Punch, Dark Knight Rises, etc.  For every VOD they riff all I can think is that was time they could have spent riffing Watchmen, any number of Keanu Reeves films (Johnny Mnemonic, The Day the Earth Stood Still, etc.), Roland Emmerich’s 2012, Star Trek Insurrection, etc.

Please bring back the Blockbusters, fellas!

 :(
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on September 11, 2012, 09:13:00 AM
New Forum Member, First Post:

Count me in as one of those in favor of a return to blockbuster mp3 riffs.  I began losing interest in the VOD b-movie schlock as early as the 3-riffer editions of the Legend series.

I agree that what made Rifftrax special was riffing the blockbusters.  Once I learned how to re-author dvds (which was quite easy), I truly became fully addicted.  I enjoyed the anticipation I felt during the re-authoring process like it was some kind of sacred ritual.

I genuinely enjoy the big budget riffing content more.  I rarely make it completely through a VOD, but I’m hooked for the duration on the blockbusters and keep returning for repeat viewings.

There’s so much I was looking forward to seeing riffed: Green Lantern, X-Men First Class, Hunger Games, Sucker Punch, Dark Knight Rises, etc.  For every VOD they riff all I can think is that was time they could have spent riffing Watchmen, any number of Keanu Reeves films (Johnny Mnemonic, The Day the Earth Stood Still, etc.), Roland Emmerich’s 2012, Star Trek Insurrection, etc.

Please bring back the Blockbusters, fellas!

 :(
Welcome, Boogaloo.

Make sure to check out the iRiff section. There are plenty of really good groups out there (some even as good as Rifftrax), and they tend to riff movies that Rifftrax doesn't touch (although there is the occasional overlap).

Here is a Top 50 List I ran earlier this year that would be a good place to start:
http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=24212.0 (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=24212.0)
(That thread is a list of links to descriptions and info on each winner)
The full thread is here:
http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=23725.0 (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=23725.0)

Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Boogaloo on September 11, 2012, 10:52:09 AM

Welcome, Boogaloo.

Make sure to check out the iRiff section. There are plenty of really good groups out there (some even as good as Rifftrax), and they tend to riff movies that Rifftrax doesn't touch (although there is the occasional overlap).

Here is a Top 50 List I ran earlier this year that would be a good place to start:
http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=24212.0 (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=24212.0)
(That thread is a list of links to descriptions and info on each winner)
The full thread is here:
http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=23725.0 (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=23725.0)

Thanks, Darth Geek.  I probably will move into iRiff territory.  I've already been blown away by non MST alumni riffs with Rifftrax Presents, so I'm sure I won't be disappointed.  Thanks again!

 :)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 11, 2012, 01:43:29 PM
Thanks, Darth Geek.  I probably will move into iRiff territory.  I've already been blown away by non MST alumni riffs with Rifftrax Presents, so I'm sure I won't be disappointed.  Thanks again!

 :)

There really are some great iRiffers out there.... some of the early ones were plagued by crappy audio problems (the sound of cars driving by in the background and a dog barking come to mind) but those have weeded out quite a bit, and even some of the more "inexperienced" riffers have definitely found their ground.

I actually wish I had more money to spend on them myself, even tho they don't cost too much.... still mooching off parents for rent money, so I am stuck penny pinching. :D
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Boogaloo on September 12, 2012, 09:48:35 AM

There really are some great iRiffers out there.... some of the early ones were plagued by crappy audio problems (the sound of cars driving by in the background and a dog barking come to mind) but those have weeded out quite a bit, and even some of the more "inexperienced" riffers have definitely found their ground.

I actually wish I had more money to spend on them myself, even tho they don't cost too much.... still mooching off parents for rent money, so I am stuck penny pinching. :D

As long as they're funny I can handle a certain level of crappiness to the production, as long as it isn't distracting.

As for Rifftrax, I was hoping that because they had so many shorts and blockbusters they were simply trying to increase the selection of b-movie riffs and also provide a little more competition to Cinematic Titanic.  If that's the case, then I certainly respect the strategy.  But if they're truly done cranking out the big budget flicks with assembly line regularity, reducing down to two or three a year if any at all, then I'll still be disappointed even if there are high quality iRiff alternatives.  However,  if that's the way the cookie crumbles, then so be it.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MrTorso on September 12, 2012, 10:00:19 AM
As for Rifftrax, I was hoping that because they had so many shorts and blockbusters they were simply trying to increase the selection of b-movie riffs and also provide a little more competition to Cinematic Titanic.

Is there really a competition with CT?  CT is a live show only these days. CT has what 12 riffs now that you can buy? In what 5 years?  RiffTrax released 12 VODs this year alone on top of the other released VODs (14). I don't think there really is any kind of competition.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: RoninFox on September 12, 2012, 10:42:15 AM
Yeah, I don't see any kind of rivalry between the groups, they really operate in such different ways. Can't think of any way they could directly compete since Rifftrax doesn't really tour and Cinematic Titanic doesn't put out as much regular content. It's like a tv show competing with a rock band.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on September 12, 2012, 10:54:33 AM
Yeah, that reminds me of how some other filmmakers consider their peers competition.  It's not.  Mofos will buy my crappy little indie movie, watch it for 90 minutes, and then buy another indie movie and watch it and so on.  DVDs can be watched any time so it's not competition the way network TV shows compete in specific time slots or even Warner Brothers and FOX compete with movies opening the same weekend.  Ditto for Rifftrax and CT.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 12, 2012, 11:04:08 AM
The fact that Rifftrax has a board on their forum dedicated to CT is a pretty good indication that they don't really see each other as competitors.  It's a very inactive board, but it's there.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on September 12, 2012, 11:46:38 AM
Just looked. The CT board does NOT have a Rifftrax forum. Hmmmmmmmmmm...
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: RVR II on September 12, 2012, 01:16:14 PM
Just looked. The CT board does NOT have a Rifftrax forum. Hmmmmmmmmmm...
Yeah they suck :o
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Compound on September 13, 2012, 12:34:17 PM
So folks, today's release is Matthew J. Elliott riffing The Expendables, which last time I checked, is a pretty big blockbuster. You want to see  more riffs like this? Vote with your pocketbook and buy it.  Even if you don't like Rifftrax Presents or Mr. Elliott, still buy the thing. "Huh. MJE's latest sold twice as much as normal" sends a much louder message than talking about it on the forums does.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on September 13, 2012, 12:49:27 PM
So folks, today's release is Matthew J. Elliott riffing The Expendables, which last time I checked, is a pretty big blockbuster. You want to see  more riffs like this? Vote with your pocketbook and buy it.  Even if you don't like Rifftrax Presents or Mr. Elliott, still buy the thing. "Huh. MJE's latest sold twice as much as normal" sends a much louder message than talking about it on the forums does.
Oh HELLS yeah!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: RVR II on September 13, 2012, 01:00:34 PM
I hope this doesn't become a normal trend where more blockbuster riffs are done by RTpresents instead of MK&B.. :-\
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 13, 2012, 01:01:22 PM
I love MJE's riffs in general, so I will definitely be buying this.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: mairsil on September 13, 2012, 01:29:14 PM
Even if you don't like Rifftrax Presents or Mr. Elliott, still buy the thing.

That REALLY sends the wrong message.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Sideswipe on September 13, 2012, 02:12:48 PM
Am I the only one who didnt laugh at the sample for The Expendables?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 13, 2012, 02:22:38 PM
I love MJE's riffs! Can't wait to watch this one! :D
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: RVR II on September 13, 2012, 02:23:24 PM
Am I the only one who didnt laugh at the sample for The Expendables?
Just watched it.. Yeah I didn't either  :-[
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 13, 2012, 02:29:47 PM
I've never laughed at a sample ever - So I stopped watching them.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 13, 2012, 02:32:15 PM
The "worriers" bit got a big laugh out of me. I'm intrigued. The movie looks dreadful.

Do you like old, actions stars standing around talking? Then this movie is for you!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: goflyblind on September 13, 2012, 02:34:10 PM
i liked his planet of the apes; i haven't yet tracked down the right version of die hard to watch that one.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ScottotD on September 13, 2012, 09:25:11 PM
I hope the 'riff' during the fight where Dolph beats Jet Li is just a slow clap
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on September 14, 2012, 05:18:11 AM
I hope the 'riff' during the fight where Dolph beats Jet Li is just a slow clap
Considering how rediculously it's chopped up, I'm hoping for one of those "Tom keeps getting interrupted" type riffs. Loved those.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ScottotD on September 14, 2012, 05:40:37 AM
I hope the 'riff' during the fight where Dolph beats Jet Li is just a slow clap
Considering how rediculously it's chopped up, I'm hoping for one of those "Tom keeps getting interrupted" type riffs. Loved those.

I just think the only people in the world who think Dolph Lundgren could beat Jet Li in a fight are Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 14, 2012, 07:42:42 AM
I'm going to get it, mostly because this movie deserves a riff.  Wish MKB did it instead of Elliot.  Take what you can get, I guess.

I've got nothing against him, really, though his delivery is kind of stiff to my ear.  I wish he would get one or two co-riffers, though.

When it comes to riffing, one is the loneliest number, two's company, three's a party, and (as the riff with MKB and Chad Vader proved) four is a crowd.  I may change my mind about four if I get a good iRiff featuring a four person group, but that is my current opinion.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on September 14, 2012, 09:47:13 AM
When it comes to riffing, one is the loneliest number, two's company, three's a party, and (as the riff with MKB and Chad Vader proved) four is a crowd.  I may change my mind about four if I get a good iRiff featuring a four person group, but that is my current opinion.
I also prefer two or three riffers. Particularly for interaction between them.

Have you listened to any Cinematic Titanic? There is 6 riffers in that. I've only seen the samples, which I liked, but it's so chopped up you don't get an idea how they work together much.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ScottotD on September 14, 2012, 10:36:08 AM
I think you'd really like Titanic, Darth
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 14, 2012, 10:38:20 AM
When it comes to riffing, one is the loneliest number, two's company, three's a party, and (as the riff with MKB and Chad Vader proved) four is a crowd.  I may change my mind about four if I get a good iRiff featuring a four person group, but that is my current opinion.
I also prefer two or three riffers. Particularly for interaction between them.

Have you listened to any Cinematic Titanic? There is 6 riffers in that. I've only seen the samples, which I liked, but it's so chopped up you don't get an idea how they work together much.
I haven't seen any CT yet.  I would imagine their visual presence onscreen would allow for some interesting interaction, though.

I think interaction between riffers is an important element to the art form.  If you go back and watch The Fifth Element, you'll see several times when Mike started bantering with Disembaudio.  The "I know a guy who can get you a gun like that" skit was particularly funny.

The point is, single person riffs aren't my favorites, typically.  Still, I want to show my support for mainstream riffing, so I'll be getting this one.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 14, 2012, 10:46:17 AM
When it comes to riffing, one is the loneliest number, two's company, three's a party, and (as the riff with MKB and Chad Vader proved) four is a crowd.  I may change my mind about four if I get a good iRiff featuring a four person group, but that is my current opinion.
I also prefer two or three riffers. Particularly for interaction between them.

Have you listened to any Cinematic Titanic? There is 6 riffers in that. I've only seen the samples, which I liked, but it's so chopped up you don't get an idea how they work together much.

Is the 6th CT member God??
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 14, 2012, 11:25:51 AM
When it comes to riffing, one is the loneliest number, two's company, three's a party, and (as the riff with MKB and Chad Vader proved) four is a crowd.  I may change my mind about four if I get a good iRiff featuring a four person group, but that is my current opinion.
I also prefer two or three riffers. Particularly for interaction between them.

Have you listened to any Cinematic Titanic? There is 6 riffers in that. I've only seen the samples, which I liked, but it's so chopped up you don't get an idea how they work together much.

Is the 6th CT member God??

No, it's the audience.  That's the cue to bring up the house lights so we can tell the audience they're the sixth member of the freaking group.

I hate it when the guy next to me at the live shows is the 6th riffer. I want to punch him in the face.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on September 14, 2012, 11:50:56 AM
Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu, J. Elvis Weinstein, Frank Conniff and Mary Jo Pehl.
D'oh! That's 5, not 6. My bad.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on September 14, 2012, 01:58:15 PM
I totally agree about 3 being the ideal and 2 being better than 1. I've felt that way since day one.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Artie on September 14, 2012, 06:45:06 PM
1 Riffer can work

For example - Mike's early solo Rifftrax work is very good (Roadhouse, Cocktail, xXx, Crossroads), Josh Way's Laser Mission is (IMO) better than the MKB version, and Matthew J Elliot's riffs are solid (Die Hard and House of Wax being some of his best).
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on September 14, 2012, 06:53:27 PM
1 Riffer can work
Oh I agree. Turkey Shoot proves that definatively.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 14, 2012, 08:37:58 PM
1 Riffer can work
Oh I agree. Turkey Shoot proves that definatively.
I don't mean to imply that single riffers can't be funny.  Roadhouse was gold, beginning to end.  However, multiple riffers on a movie opens up the ability to banter, which is a good during parts of a movie that are hard to riff.

Like in the 300 sex scene: (doing this from memory, so sorry for mistakes)

Mike: "Then what do you do?
Kevin: "I squirt chocolate syrup directly into my mouth."
M: "And then?"
K: "I drink milk straight from the bottle."
M: "And then?"
K: "I do that thing where you swish the milk around in your mouth to make chocolate milk."
And so on.

That kind of stuff is so random it cracks me up.  And it's not easy for a single riffer.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on September 15, 2012, 04:50:12 AM
Agreed. More than one riffer just feels natural and unforced to me. Too often one riffer feels forced. Not always, but too often.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Bob on September 15, 2012, 09:18:47 AM

I haven't seen any CT yet.  I would imagine their visual presence onscreen would allow for some interesting interaction, though.


Get some.   I can guarantee you will like them.   I have all their DVDs and they are great......even the live show ones.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: RVR II on September 15, 2012, 10:26:50 AM

I haven't seen any CT yet.  I would imagine their visual presence onscreen would allow for some interesting interaction, though.


Get some.   I can guarantee you will like them.   I have all their DVDs and they are great......even the live show ones.
What ^^^ said 8)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Compound on September 17, 2012, 12:39:34 PM
(cough)Hunger Games being rehearsed right now (cough)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img600/9318/87825785.png)

Although I don't see Kevin, just Sean. He must be taking Kevin's place for the debate prep.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on September 17, 2012, 12:42:31 PM
*sigh* You're going to make me watch Hunger Games? This is an abusve relationship we have here, you know that.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: AdamCerious on September 17, 2012, 12:50:00 PM
Oh wow, I thought it'd be Avengers. Still awesome!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 17, 2012, 02:00:11 PM
It's not Battleship, so I won't have to make good on my bacon challenge (yet)... but this makes me happy!!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ManUnderMask on September 17, 2012, 02:16:06 PM
What?! Hunger Games?! Is Hunger Games the third highest grossing movie ever? I think not good sir!

Eh. It's Rifftrax and I love Rifftrax with an intense passion bordering on obsession. I watch Kevin sleep at night.

All I know is that after watching this I'm going to have to scrub away the pain by re-reading Battle Royale (yes, I own the novel) again.

I wonder if their seating arrangement has Kevin to Mike's left and Bill to his right.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 17, 2012, 03:09:37 PM
What?! Hunger Games?! Is Hunger Games the third highest grossing movie ever? I think not good sir!

I'd so much rather watch a Hunger Games riff than yet another god-damned comic book movie riff, especially a well-made one at that.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ScottotD on September 17, 2012, 03:24:10 PM
*sigh* You're going to make me watch Hunger Games? This is an abusve relationship we have here, you know that.

Don't judge it until you've seen it
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Pak-Man on September 17, 2012, 03:56:11 PM
I wouldn't rule out Avengers either. It's worth mentioning that they said this:

We will have an MP3 out soon, probably at the end of September.

Not this:

Quote from: Nobody
We will have an MP3 out soon, probably at the end of September and then NO MORE EVER!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: AdamCerious on September 17, 2012, 04:32:00 PM
What?! Hunger Games?! Is Hunger Games the third highest grossing movie ever? I think not good sir!

Eh. It's Rifftrax and I love Rifftrax with an intense passion bordering on obsession. I watch Kevin sleep at night.

So YOU'RE the guy I can sometimes see from my vantage point in the closet?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: RVR II on September 17, 2012, 05:04:52 PM
Guess I'll be adding that to my netflix queue when I get home tonight..
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on September 17, 2012, 05:56:00 PM
*sigh* You're going to make me watch Hunger Games? This is an abusve relationship we have here, you know that.

Don't judge it until you've seen it
Eh, I wasn't interested in this premis when it was called Battle Royale. And at least that was supposed to be edgy and gory, as the premis demands.

I will still watch this when it comes out, though.


Still really hoping for an Avengers riff. They did specifically say on twitter they were going to do one, didn't they?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 17, 2012, 06:39:52 PM
I enjoyed Hunger Games, but I also think it will make a good riff (unlike The Avengers).
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Compound on September 17, 2012, 07:12:05 PM

Eh, I wasn't interested in this premis when it was called Battle Royale. And at least that was supposed to be edgy and gory, as the premis demands.

Premise.

(And I own both BR and Hunger Games.)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: losingmydignity on September 17, 2012, 08:17:27 PM
There is no way they're going to skip Avengers and, yes, did say somewhere they would do it, I think.

I'm curious about  the Hunger Games. It's a teen movie so not one I would ever watch without riffing so should be interesting.

And by the way...why are we supposed to trust that twitter/post?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Compound on September 17, 2012, 11:21:23 PM
And by the way...why are we supposed to trust that twitter/post?

Well, it's from the official Rifftrax twitter account which is maintained by the Rifftrax crew. The back of Bill's head can be seen on the left side of the couch, Sean Thomason (one of the writers) is sitting in front of the window on the right, and while I can't find that particular scene in a quick scan of the film, that green background is definitely Hunger Games. A good chunk of the film is filmed in very, very green colored areas.

Oh, and Bill just mentioned it on his Tumblr and Twitter feed too.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 17, 2012, 11:22:46 PM
And by the way...why are we supposed to trust that twitter/post?

HOW DEEP DOES THIS RABBIT HOLE GO?!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on September 18, 2012, 06:51:05 AM
WOO HOO!

Sidenote, most of my actors were extras in this so I hope one of them gets hammered for their looks, as the crew sometimes does to extras. Heh
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ManUnderMask on September 18, 2012, 03:08:03 PM
(And I own both BR and Hunger Games.)

I didn't like the Battle Royale movie all that much. The book is much better.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on September 21, 2012, 06:32:54 AM
I wonder what Dis has been doing the past six months?  Seeing the world?  A torrid affair with a coffee maker? Or did he blow through all his savings and end up in Meth rehab?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: goflyblind on September 21, 2012, 07:23:44 AM
I wonder what Dis has been doing the past six months?  Seeing the world?  A torrid affair with a coffee maker? Or did he blow through all his savings and end up in Meth rehab?

continuous showers due to the wiseau sex scenes.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ManUnderMask on September 21, 2012, 09:18:48 AM
I wonder what Dis has been doing the past six months?  Seeing the world?  A torrid affair with a coffee maker? Or did he blow through all his savings and end up in Meth rehab?

He got a second job as an auto tuner. Turns out there's an incredibly high demand for auto tuners.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Pak-Man on September 21, 2012, 10:03:08 AM
He started dabbling in plumbing and has been in talks with DuPont to sell his "Perfect Sink Technology!"
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: losingmydignity on September 21, 2012, 01:27:18 PM
And by the way...why are we supposed to trust that twitter/post?

HOW DEEP DOES THIS RABBIT HOLE GO?!

I'm a little late with this but I'm guessing everyone here is a Riding with Death fan so I just have to share this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJFumYyoogU&list=FLOBUrLtYB5B6vLIsdVh4UhA&index=1&feature=plpp_video
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ScottotD on September 21, 2012, 07:43:43 PM
I'm still reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally hoping they've abandoned all the pre-VOD 'era' jokes
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 21, 2012, 08:08:07 PM
I'm still reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally hoping they've abandoned all the pre-VOD 'era' jokes

You mean jokes like "Man, this movie is totally something we would have riffed before doing all those shitty VOD's that people love but still trash on because they want famous films" ???
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ScottotD on September 21, 2012, 08:18:07 PM
I'm still reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally hoping they've abandoned all the pre-VOD 'era' jokes

You mean jokes like "Man, this movie is totally something we would have riffed before doing all those shitty VOD's that people love but still trash on because they want famous films" ???

No, I mean "go! go! go! now! now! now!", etc
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: AdamCerious on September 21, 2012, 09:06:17 PM
And by the way...why are we supposed to trust that twitter/post?

HOW DEEP DOES THIS RABBIT HOLE GO?!

I'm a little late with this but I'm guessing everyone here is a Riding with Death fan so I just have to share this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJFumYyoogU&list=FLOBUrLtYB5B6vLIsdVh4UhA&index=1&feature=plpp_video
I don't want to learn about Ben Murphy's rabbit hole!

Wait, what?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: losingmydignity on September 21, 2012, 11:35:41 PM
And by the way...why are we supposed to trust that twitter/post?


HOW DEEP DOES THIS RABBIT HOLE GO?!

I'm a little late with this but I'm guessing everyone here is a Riding with Death fan so I just have to share this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJFumYyoogU&list=FLOBUrLtYB5B6vLIsdVh4UhA&index=1&feature=plpp_video
I don't want to learn about Ben Murphy's rabbit hole!

Wait, what?


The word Ben Murphy and hole should never be said in the same sentence.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: RoninFox on September 22, 2012, 08:37:36 PM
And by the way...why are we supposed to trust that twitter/post?


HOW DEEP DOES THIS RABBIT HOLE GO?!

I'm a little late with this but I'm guessing everyone here is a Riding with Death fan so I just have to share this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJFumYyoogU&list=FLOBUrLtYB5B6vLIsdVh4UhA&index=1&feature=plpp_video
I don't want to learn about Ben Murphy's rabbit hole!

Wait, what?


The word Ben Murphy and hole should never be said in the same sentence.


That's very un-mellow of you to say.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Rainbow Dash on September 25, 2012, 02:19:09 PM
I figured if they'd do anything they'd do Avengers.  I'm figuring they've given up on blockbuster riffs.  I hope they'll at least come back to do the final Twilight film, but I'm not even holding out hope that they'll finish the Harry Potter series at this point.  VOD must just be a much bigger money maker for them.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MrTorso on September 25, 2012, 02:23:51 PM
Is there really anything left to make fun of in the Harry Potter series? Haven't seen Deathly Hallows since the theater but all I remember is lots and lots of moping, and walking and camping with very little dialogue and action. No whimsy to make fun of either. 
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 25, 2012, 02:39:49 PM
I figured if they'd do anything they'd do Avengers.  I'm figuring they've given up on blockbuster riffs.

Hunger Games has been confirmed, as has Avengers.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: arutha1000 on September 25, 2012, 02:41:35 PM
I'd be very happy for the blockbuster riffs (or just riffs on recent films). I don't do the VOD thing, so I might have to bid adieu to rifftrax if that's all they're going for. At least I have the last Twilight to look forward to.

But as others said, maybe this is for the best. Specifically regarding Harry Potter, part of me wants them to finish the series. However, Half-Blood Prince riff was a disappointment. Therefore, I figure they are burned out on HP and their hearts aren't in it, so don't bother finishing it. Better to not put forth the effort if the final product sucks. If I could be guaranteed that they could finish with a good riff, I'd wish them to finish the last HP (7.2, not 7.1), because nothing happened in 7.1. I can only imagine how terrible the riffing for that one would be (and not in a good way).

Edited to add: How do we know those films got the green light? Not that I doubt you, I just want to know where I can find out this information to use in the future. Or do you just have the inside scoop?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 25, 2012, 02:45:49 PM
They've mentioned them on Twitter. They even posted a photo of them rehearsing hunger games.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 25, 2012, 02:59:47 PM
I'm far more excited for the Hunger Games riff than The Avengers.  I tend to like my rifftrax of the persuasion of things people keep telling me i should see, but I never had any real desire to... so I wait for the riff.

Or things like Battleship that just seem to have been made SIMPLY so someone would riff it.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Rainbow Dash on September 25, 2012, 05:15:02 PM
Guess I need to watch the official twitter and stop thinking the official forums will be included in news like that.


But as others said, maybe this is for the best. Specifically regarding Harry Potter, part of me wants them to finish the series. However, Half-Blood Prince riff was a disappointment. Therefore, I figure they are burned out on HP and their hearts aren't in it, so don't bother finishing it. Better to not put forth the effort if the final product sucks. If I could be guaranteed that they could finish with a good riff, I'd wish them to finish the last HP (7.2, not 7.1), because nothing happened in 7.1. I can only imagine how terrible the riffing for that one would be (and not in a good way).


7.2 riff would be worth it for whatever they use for the shot of the quiddich pitch burning.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 25, 2012, 05:23:47 PM
Guess I need to watch the official twitter and stop thinking the official forums will be included in news like that.

Both bits of info were posted in this very thread as well.

I am fairly certain one of the official folks posted the Avengers news on the forum (maybe Thrash?) and said that, because Bill and Kevin fly in to record, there are usually a few recorded at once.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on September 25, 2012, 09:01:48 PM
If they don't do the final two Harry Potter movies I hope they at least riff that horrific dance sequence.  Hermione's depressed about Ron bailing on them so Harry cheers her up by ... dancing.  BADLY.

My life can't end without hearing their take on that sequence ... cuz OMFG.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on September 25, 2012, 09:07:22 PM
I have no doubt they will riff those movies. The Harry Potter riffs are big sellers. I'm actually impressed that they have given a nice breather from the last one they riffed.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Crowmeus on September 26, 2012, 05:01:51 AM
Hunger Games has been confirmed, as has Avengers.

I'm ready for both.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: arutha1000 on September 26, 2012, 08:09:46 AM
I have no doubt they will riff those movies. The Harry Potter riffs are big sellers. I'm actually impressed that they have given a nice breather from the last one they riffed.

Are they really big sellers? I mean, they waited years after HP6 came out to do a riff for it, and it's been over a year since that riff came out. Seems to me that if you're got a big seller, you'd treat it more like Twilight. They do those riffs ASAP, whereas they take their sweet time with HP. Always have. So I figured it wasn't profitable. That, and the quality on the HP riffs has gone down, so I figured you'd use your B material for the stuff that brings in less money. If HP is a money-maker, Rifftrax is doing everything it can to change that.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 26, 2012, 01:01:30 PM
How about they just not do so many series of movies, considering it just ends up repetitive and the riffs become stale fast?? Eh whatever... there still won't be a Battleship riff.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MrTorso on September 26, 2012, 01:10:13 PM
Maybe they have looked at the last 2 and decided that it wouldn't be funny? From previous posts they have said that Harry Potter was a money maker. The last two just don't seem that riffable to me, maybe they made the same conclusion?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: AdamCerious on September 27, 2012, 09:15:35 AM
I'd love a riff of TDH Part One. Some of my favorite MST3K episodes are the ones where it gets boring and tedious(the Francis trilogy, for example). It leaves room for more creative riffing, IMO.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on September 27, 2012, 09:47:36 AM
I'd love a riff of TDH Part One. Some of my favorite MST3K episodes are the ones where it gets boring and tedious(the Francis trilogy, for example). It leaves room for more creative riffing, IMO.
The best part of both halves was the animated sequence. Which woulld be fun to see them riff.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: goflyblind on September 27, 2012, 10:11:27 AM
I'd love a riff of TDH Part One.

the texas department of health? ??? rick perry might complain about that one.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on September 27, 2012, 11:17:06 AM
I'd love a riff of TDH Part One.

the texas department of health? ??? rick perry might complain about that one.
The Deathly Hallows.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MrTorso on September 27, 2012, 02:39:51 PM
What animated sequence?  I have no recollection of such a thing.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on September 27, 2012, 02:52:02 PM

http://www.youtube.com/v/eJ12wQD64y0?version=3&hl=en_US
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MrTorso on September 27, 2012, 08:24:24 PM
Oh yeah! That.  I only saw the flicks when they were in the theater and totally forgot about that part.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: RoninFox on September 27, 2012, 10:07:49 PM
I'd love a riff of TDH Part One. Some of my favorite MST3K episodes are the ones where it gets boring and tedious(the Francis trilogy, for example). It leaves room for more creative riffing, IMO.

Touch of Satan springs to mind too.  All that...pausing.  Not much...going on...most of the...time.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ScottotD on September 27, 2012, 11:13:23 PM
I'd love a riff of TDH Part One. Some of my favorite MST3K episodes are the ones where it gets boring and tedious(the Francis trilogy, for example). It leaves room for more creative riffing, IMO.

Touch of Satan springs to mind too.  All that...pausing.  Not much...going on...most of the...time.

I haven't seen that one in ages, going to re-watch it tonight I think!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on September 28, 2012, 06:08:00 AM
I'd love a riff of TDH Part One. Some of my favorite MST3K episodes are the ones where it gets boring and tedious(the Francis trilogy, for example). It leaves room for more creative riffing, IMO.

Touch of Satan springs to mind too.  All that...pausing.  Not much...going on...most of the...time.

I haven't seen that one in ages, going to re-watch it tonight I think!
That's the one with a lot of old lady jokes, and Tom Servo's different Grandmas. Love that one.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on September 28, 2012, 09:26:08 AM
This is where the fish lives.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on September 28, 2012, 10:51:24 AM
This is where the fish lives.
That also has the great "ZA!" moment.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: AdamCerious on September 28, 2012, 09:29:24 PM
This is where the fish lives.
That also has the great "ZA!" moment.
You made me go burpy!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MerryWanna on October 17, 2012, 02:37:21 AM
The Touch of Satan is a special MST3K episode for me.  I am bisexual, a little, and even though she acted far too much like a duh-beast to be a real witch, something about the girl who played Melissa Strickland turned me on.  I don't really know why - she wasn't particularly psychedelic, as it was too late in the seventies for her to have that look.  I just loved her utter spaced-outiness I guess.


There's a scene in Don Dohler's Cinematic Titanic-riffed The Alien Factor where a boy and girl are standing in front of this lake talking about it being where the fish lived.  I expected a riff, but there was none - I guess it was just too obvious.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on October 17, 2012, 07:19:26 AM
Yeah, I love that episode and I have to admit she does have a small amount of hotosity.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Trekker4747 on October 17, 2012, 12:53:39 PM
I fond the girl in Touch of Satan pretty.  (In a floppy Rhoda sort of way, that is. ;))
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Danecho1967 on October 23, 2012, 09:31:21 PM
Having finally seen the Avengers, I'm really excited about a Rifftrax.  There's some good stuff to work with.  And I kinda liked the movie on its own.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on October 24, 2012, 05:31:51 AM
I'm really surprised they haven't released the Rifftrax for that yet, actually. I would have thought given how huge of a seller the DVD and BluRay was that it would be a day and date release. But I suppose the rampup for the live show tomorow keeps them pretty busy.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Rainbow Dash on October 24, 2012, 12:17:51 PM
I hope the long wait between releases makes for a better riff.  The riffs on the superhero films are good, but they've all kind of blended together, and none of them really stand out to me.  Hunger Games riff was great, but I guess Avengers will show if it was time, or just because Hunger Games is a different kind of film.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on October 24, 2012, 01:53:50 PM
I predict the Avengers riff will drop a couple weeks after the live show.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Lembach on February 12, 2013, 08:47:09 PM
The Touch of Satan is a special MST3K episode for me.  I am bisexual, a little, and even though she acted far too much like a duh-beast to be a real witch, something about the girl who played Melissa Strickland turned me on.  I don't really know why - she wasn't particularly psychedelic, as it was too late in the seventies for her to have that look.  I just loved her utter spaced-outiness I guess.

Ugh. She had a huge bulbous forehead. Can't stand that woman. Even for the 70s.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Trekker4747 on February 19, 2013, 11:37:03 AM
I dunno, I thought Melissa Strickland was attractive, in a floppy-Rhoda sort of way.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Trekker4747 on February 20, 2013, 08:19:37 AM
Honestly, they can never do another blockbuster movie riff again if they keep getting rights to lame movies unworthy of a wide video release.  That'd open up a LOT of doors for them.  Like, for example, any movie made with Hulk Hogan as the star.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on February 20, 2013, 09:11:41 AM
Honestly, they can never do another blockbuster movie riff again if they keep getting rights to lame movies unworthy of a wide video release.  That'd open up a LOT of doors for them.  Like, for example, any movie made with Hulk Hogan as the star.
Or finally some more Reb Brown movies. Their comic book movie riffs have gotten stale of late IMHO, but imagine how awesome they could riff the 70s Captain America movies!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Trekker4747 on February 20, 2013, 11:33:47 AM
Oh god, more Reb Brown movies. Especially with their "Large McBig-huge" names. Hell, as "hinted" toward in CaI I'd like to see a "Wizard" riff.  And there has to be more David Carradine movies out there they can tackle.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Isaac S. on February 22, 2013, 04:40:08 PM
Honestly, they can never do another blockbuster movie riff again if they keep getting rights to lame movies unworthy of a wide video release.  That'd open up a LOT of doors for them.  Like, for example, any movie made with Hulk Hogan as the star.
I can't vouch for their quality, as I've purchased but not watched them so far, but Colt Cabana (a fairly famous indy wrestler) has done RiffTrax-style commentaries for No Holds Barred and Suburban Commando.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Lembach on February 22, 2013, 07:47:14 PM
It's Rebruary over at The Spoony Experiment. He has a huge hard-on for Reb Brown movies. It looks like Reb came out with a killer Sasquatch movie just last year. Here's his review:

http://spoonyexperiment.com/2013/02/02/rebruary-2013-night-claws/ (http://spoonyexperiment.com/2013/02/02/rebruary-2013-night-claws/)

Hopefully, we'll see a VOD on it soon over here. Because it was awful.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on February 23, 2013, 05:57:32 AM
I'm actually not upset anymore at the lack of blockbuster riffs. It made me realize how much money I was spending on this website. LMFAO

Of course now I just blow that saved money on comic books so ...
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: bwally on February 23, 2013, 12:54:06 PM
Breaking dawn p2 next I assume?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Action Batch on February 23, 2013, 03:47:23 PM
Old James Bond movies! Old James Bond movies!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 26, 2013, 08:24:22 PM
I'm cool with VOD riffs too (especially now that I'm living in Korea, which has probably the world's best Internet and especially especially that things like Cool As Ice get in on the VOD action), but if you want to go blockbuster, I would like to see more riffs of classics everyone owns, like the Godfather, the other Indiana Jones movies, It's A Wonderful Life (saw it for the first time recently.  Very good but I think there's lots of riffing material there) and those kinds of things.

As for Blockbusters, I think maybe three or four a year is a fine number.  What I'd really like to see is the return of guests.  They might even be useful for breathing new life into franchises and genres that they've done so much of, like super-hero and Harry Potter movies.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on February 26, 2013, 08:27:29 PM
I definitely agree about the return of guests. BRUCE CAMPBELL! Please!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 26, 2013, 08:32:36 PM
Paul F Tompkins for me (he already has rifftrax practice at a live show AND at several Doug Interrupts Movies events).
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on February 27, 2013, 03:07:14 AM
I'd like to hear Bridget again. She had great delivery.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on February 27, 2013, 05:34:00 AM
So do I. In which case it looks like we will get our wish:

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/ryandowney902/Bridgettguestriffing_zpsc35d62e6.jpg)

This is great! And cool that Mike actually replied to one of my tweets.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on February 27, 2013, 11:35:20 AM
OMG that is AWESOME news!!!! I've enjoyed her and Mike together riffing on Next and Greys over and over again!! WOOO!!!!

This actually makes me really happy and excited.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: KidFlash on February 27, 2013, 05:44:06 PM
I had the idea the other day of a Ladies/Wives of Rifftrax riff - Bridget, Virginia Corbett, Jane Murphy or Mary Jo Pehl taking down some Nicholas Sparks POS. I know Bridget and Mary Jo are good at it, but how are the other two Riffer Wives?

(Apologies if the suggestion is a little too out there.)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on February 28, 2013, 11:04:45 AM
OMG that is AWESOME news!!!! I've enjoyed her and Mike together riffing on Next and Greys over and over again!! WOOO!!!!

This actually makes me really happy and excited.

You're a strange critter.

She's one of my favourite guest riffers. Her and NPH...
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: losingmydignity on February 28, 2013, 05:31:27 PM
That is great news and reminds me that Next should be next in my haven't seen yet queue.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on February 28, 2013, 06:36:52 PM
That is great news and reminds me that Next should be next in my haven't seen yet queue.

It's one of my faves.

"The coffee here... the beans they use."
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: losingmydignity on February 28, 2013, 08:59:00 PM
Oh, crap. It won't happen this weekend probably. No stream rental on Amazon and I don't think Netflix will ship in time.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: arutha1000 on March 15, 2013, 06:54:12 AM
I'm disappointed that there won't be as many blockbuster riffs now. There are so many in the last year alone: Prometheus, Skyfall, The Hobbit, and Dark Knight Rises just off the top of my head. I guess I'll save lots of money because I've not been impressed by any of the VOD riffs. Add that to the fact that Avengers riff was completely "meh" means I shouldn't complain. It seems that many of the past riffs were much better than the newer ones, with the exception of Breaking Dawn 2, which was hilarious. There have only been about 3 in the last 6 months, HG was ok, Avengers was not, and Breaking Dawn2 was great. I guess I'll get used to life enjoying only old riffs because the future doesn't look too bright. It's ok, they have my money and I have good memories. Business has to do what makes the money.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Darth Geek on March 15, 2013, 07:01:23 AM
I'm disappointed that there won't be as many blockbuster riffs now. There are so many in the last year alone: Prometheus, Skyfall, The Hobbit, and Dark Knight Rises just off the top of my head. I guess I'll save lots of money because I've not been impressed by any of the VOD riffs. Add that to the fact that Avengers riff was completely "meh" means I shouldn't complain. It seems that many of the past riffs were much better than the newer ones, with the exception of Breaking Dawn 2, which was hilarious. There have only been about 3 in the last 6 months, HG was ok, Avengers was not, and Breaking Dawn2 was great. I guess I'll get used to life enjoying only old riffs because the future doesn't look too bright. It's ok, they have my money and I have good memories. Business has to do what makes the money.
Try out more iRiffs then. I know it's not the same voices, but there are several groups here that can be just as funny.

I do agree with you about Avengers riff being very dissapointing. I thought the Hunger Games riff was as well. I am looking forward to seeing the Breaking Dawn 2 riff though, I am sure it wil be good. I am surprised you haven't enjoyed the VODs. I don't pick all of them up, but I thought The Guy From Harlem was awesome.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MrTorso on March 15, 2013, 07:39:26 AM
Not every blockbuster makes a funny riff. Unfortunately it has been proven over and over that the ones that deserve it the most usually don't sell.  The vast majority won't go out of their way to acquire the DVD, or they take a ridiculous stance of "not wanting to be seen" with such a DVD.  My only complaint about the VODs is the abysmal picture quality. Most of them make my eyes bleed. As long as they continue down the path of the last few (HD Cool as ice!!) I could care less what MP3s they put out.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Trekker4747 on March 15, 2013, 08:48:32 AM
The Avengers riff was a bit disappointing but, remember, it's harder to riff a GOOD movie than a bad one.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: goflyblind on March 15, 2013, 09:10:48 AM
well then, by the transitive property of "goodness", a mediocre movie is still harder to riff than a bad movie, but also easier to riff than a good one.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on March 15, 2013, 11:20:47 AM
I'm cosigning what arutha1000 except for the part where the Avengers riff sucked ass.  I actually thought that riff was AWESOME.

So consider this a ... 65% cosign on what he said.  No, wait, I also think that it's very likely we'll eventually get a Dark Knight Rises riff.  That seems to be in the cards.  So really this is just a ... 58% consign.  No, that seems low, let's say 62%.  Yeah ... that works.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: TheUnabeefer on March 15, 2013, 11:45:34 AM
I just want Battleship.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Trekker4747 on March 15, 2013, 01:19:49 PM
Quote
But the avengers was completely mediocre.

Well, that's certainly your opinion and you're entitled to it but the Avengers had incredible box-office performances, good reviews and pretty widely satisfied fans of the MCU.   It was hard movie to riff because there's little in it TOO riff.  There's little bad or dull about it.  Compare it to Twilight with the bland acting, the over-the-top acting and the long pauses not to mention the stupid decision making by the characters and just the overall blandness of the cast.  There's a lot to go on in there.

The most they has to riff on with The Avengers was, what, RDJ's quips? Loki's overacting? Thor being a "dumb hunky blonde" stereotype?  The movie doesn't offer much material to pounce on.

Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 15, 2013, 02:05:52 PM
Yeah, the riffs about him needed to back up to see things better were well placed.  And how specific the arrow attachments were.  And, well, just about all the Hawkeye riffs were pretty darn good.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Trekker4747 on March 15, 2013, 05:40:05 PM
Well, yeah, the Hawkeye riffs wrote themselves. ;)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: goflyblind on March 15, 2013, 05:44:50 PM
they were quite fletching. er, fetching.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MrTorso on March 15, 2013, 05:46:49 PM
they were quite fletching. er, fetching.

Fletching?
(http://www.collectorsquest.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/1981-bmw-320i-e21-in-fletch.jpg)
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Rainbow Dash on March 16, 2013, 09:38:05 AM
Yeah, where are those new Hollywood riffs?  It's been nearly 2 days since the last one.

Get off your butts guys!
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: goflyblind on March 16, 2013, 09:43:30 AM
so lazy.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: ShadowDog on March 18, 2013, 01:02:48 AM
That'd be a good quip if there'd been more than 3-4 BB riffs in the past half fucking year. Ya'll mofos don't have to agree that there should be more BB riffs but you can't act like there's been a ton of them lately.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: goflyblind on March 18, 2013, 07:32:59 AM
isn't that why people voted for obama? ???
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MrTorso on March 18, 2013, 08:17:31 AM
Cool As Ice doesn't count?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Compound on March 18, 2013, 10:44:33 AM
Yeah, where are those new Hollywood riffs?  It's been nearly 2 days since the last one.

Get off your butts guys!

That tricksey Hobbit comes out tomorrow....
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MrTorso on November 01, 2017, 10:34:22 AM


Hey Conor! When are you and Sean going to do a RiffTrax Presents??


Only 5 years since I asked this question!

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ba9TPdwn9l4/?taken-by=conorlastowka

Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: CJones on November 26, 2017, 09:04:55 PM


Hey Conor! When are you and Sean going to do a RiffTrax Presents??


Only 5 years since I asked this question!

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ba9TPdwn9l4/?taken-by=conorlastowka

Is this still happening?
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 26, 2017, 09:38:53 PM


Hey Conor! When are you and Sean going to do a RiffTrax Presents??


Only 5 years since I asked this question!

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ba9TPdwn9l4/?taken-by=conorlastowka

Is this still happening?

Since that's a photo of them recording it, I have to assume it is.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: CJones on November 27, 2017, 11:53:43 AM


Hey Conor! When are you and Sean going to do a RiffTrax Presents??


Only 5 years since I asked this question!

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ba9TPdwn9l4/?taken-by=conorlastowka

Is this still happening?

Since that's a photo of them recording it, I have to assume it is.

Sorry, I misread the date. I thought the photo was from 2012.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: BathTub on November 27, 2017, 03:48:26 PM
Yeah they are on the pot-pourri Batman v Superman riff.
Title: Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
Post by: MrTorso on November 27, 2017, 07:03:28 PM
I got excited when I saw it and had forgotten about the mass riff...  I hope they get/want to do a full riff of something else too!