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Title: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on January 09, 2008, 10:44:56 PM
Here's how it works!

You were asked to send me a list of your 25 movies you want to see a Rifftrax for. A record setting 40 ballots were received, and the movies were ranked on a point system allowing 25 points for a #1 choice, 24 for a #2, and all the way down to 1 point for #25. The points were added up, and what follows are your selections.

Tiebreakers work like such: If two movies have equal pointage, the movie that appeared on the most lists ranks higher. If those movies appeared on the same amount of lists, I went with whatever ranked highest on the individual list. A movie that was someone's #4 beats another person's #6, for example. And then if they still were tied I just picked.

What we don't want: your entire lists posted, cloggin' up yer thread
What we do want: everything else. Bitch/kick yourself/pontificate as much as you want, because that's the point!

The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown begins now. Let your conversations begin!
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on January 09, 2008, 10:55:21 PM
(http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/2716/brave1qs8.jpg)

50. Braveheart - (1995) - 53 points
(3 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Brak)

Directed by Mel Gibson
Starring Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau and Patrick McGoohan

Synopsis:

"William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce."

Possible Sources of Comedy:

-Lots of big hairy men screaming.
-The unavoidable Mel Gibson jokes
-Gassy noises whenever the Bruces are around.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on January 09, 2008, 11:18:33 PM
(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/7109/070204musicalhmed8phmedtt7.jpg)

49. High School Musical - (2006) - 54 points
(3 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 MontyServo)

Directed by Kenny Ortega
Starring Zac Efron, Vanessa Anne Hudgens and Corbin Bleu.

Synopsis:
"Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez are two totally different teenagers who meet at a party while singing karaoke on New Years Eve. One week later Troy goes back to his high school, East High, in New Mexico to find that Gabriella is a new student there. They quickly become close, really good friends and accidentally audition for the school musical. After getting a callback, drama queen, Sharpay Evans and her sidekick brother, Ryan are furious. Then Chad, Troy's best friend and basketball teammate, and Taylor, Gabriella's new friend on the decathlon team must find out a way to make Gabriella hate Troy. After seeing that Troy and Gabriella sad about not talking, they soon support their choices and let them 'break free'."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-The fact that the movie is the exact opposite of what high school is actually like.
-Vennessa's *cough* pictures.
-The fact that Zac Efron currently looks like a Final Fantasy character, but will look just like Michael Jackson in 20 years.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on January 09, 2008, 11:29:10 PM
(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/4853/0112rv9.jpg)

48. Star Trek: The Motion Picture - (1979)- 56 points
(3 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 jetjaguar13)

Directed by Robert Wise
Starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelly

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

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Your usual collection of Star Trek jokes, plus
-bald chicks and
-longass psychedelic space visuals.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Raven on January 09, 2008, 11:37:38 PM
That's actually more points than I thought the bottom of the list would have.  Should be interesting. 


And if they never riff another Star Trek I'll be a happy guy. 
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on January 09, 2008, 11:41:20 PM
(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/1460/2006241697791024jt7.jpg)

47. Congo - (1995)- 59 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #9 Raven)

Directed by Frank Marshall
Starring Laura Linney, Dylan Walsh and Tim Curry

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

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Lots of people in gorilla suits jumping up and down, including the grey goillas!
-I'd love to see what Rifftrax does against Tim Curry.
-What would a gorilla really say?
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on January 09, 2008, 11:44:03 PM
(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/1460/2006241697791024jt7.jpg)

47. Congo - (1995)- 59 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #9 Raven)

Directed by Frank Marshall
Starring Laura Linney, Dylan Walsh and Tim Curry

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

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Lots of people in gorilla suits jumping up and down, including the grey goillas!
-I'd love to see what Rifftrax does against Tim Curry.
-What would a gorilla really say?

I remember watching the scene where Amy the Gorilla was smoking a cigar and thinking to myself, "Dear God, how in the hell did this movie get made?"

I also remember thinking "there's no WAY that guy isn't Patrick Swayze."

Oh, and "Bruce Campbell was really good in this movie.  Really, he lit up the screen for all 45 of the precious seconds he was on camera."
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on January 09, 2008, 11:51:25 PM
(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/5079/fromjustinse3.jpg)

46. From Justin to Kelly - (2003)- 59 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #3 James of Linhood)

Directed by Robert Iscove
Starring Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini and Anika Noni Rose.

Synopsis:
"Spring break in Miami is the scene. It's where surf-drenched guys cruise girls in bikinis and raucous parties rule day and night. It's the perfect time and place for three young women from Texas and a trio of college guys from Pennsylvania to find adventure and maybe even fall in love. In a Texas dive bar, Kelly is singing her heart out to a few local yokels when her best friends Kaya and Alexa try and tempt her away for some fun in the Florida sun. It's an easy sell--even for the cautious Kelly - and the three head for Miami. Making their way to the same destination is the "Pennsylvania Posse": college students Justin, Brandon, and Eddie. Justin and Brandon are smooth-talking party promoters, while Eddie's primed to meet Lizzie, the cyber dream girl he's been e-mailing for months. Miami Beach, beating with a rhythm all its own, is teeming with beautiful people. Kelly's friends are drawn into the beachside fun, while Kelly tentatively navigates a sea of strangers. When her eyes meet Justin's, everything changes--in an instant. While Kaya and Alexa are content to survey the parade of eye candy, Kelly's now only interested in the guy with the irresistible smile. The feeling is mutual, and Justin's on fire. But as luck would have it, he loses Kelly's number--and boy-crazy Alexa has already set her sights on Justin. She will stop at nothing--even betraying a friend--to nab Justin as her own. Will true love win out for the star-crossed Justin and Kelly?"

Hey, I don't write these.

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-The American Idol connection.
-The, um... ok, if that's choreography, then I'm a Power Ranger.
-"one-bonnet-shy-Amish" is the new Bonesaw.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Raven on January 09, 2008, 11:55:32 PM
Never seen that one for obvious reasons but I loved the Crossroads and Glitter tracks so I'm all for it.  Same with High School the Musical.  Some of the movies I'd have no inclination to see wind up being my favorite tracks.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on January 09, 2008, 11:57:02 PM
High School Musical really has it coming. It has gotten disgustingly popular, especially among girls about 6 years too old to be expected to enjoy that kind of thing...but anyways, the world needs Mike Nelson to clue them into just how stupid the movie is.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on January 09, 2008, 11:58:34 PM
Oh, one more thing I'd like to mention:  I know it's a long shot, but I really hope that at least ONE of Mr. Godfrey Ho's films makes the list.  (Although I must admit, his stuff makes more appropriate Film Crew material).
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on January 10, 2008, 12:04:55 AM
That's actually more points than I thought the bottom of the list would have.  Should be interesting. 


And if they never riff another Star Trek I'll be a happy guy. 

I agree.  I like Star Trek, and I think the movies are all pretty much average to below average.  I just don't understand people's obsession with having all the movies of a set riffed.  One movie in a set is enough, maybe two (Episodes 1 and 2), anything more just risks duplicating jokes.  It becomes a fulfillment of the nerd's pathological desire to have complete sets, and serves no other purpose.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: jetjaguar15 on January 10, 2008, 04:01:35 AM
This actually placed lower than I thought it might. A bit surprising, but at least it made the list!
BTW, it's jetjaguar15, not 13 :)

(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/4853/0112rv9.jpg)

48. Star Trek: The Motion Picture - (1979)- 56 points
(3 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 jetjaguar13)

Directed by Robert Wise
Starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelly

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

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Your usual collection of Star Trek jokes, plus
-bald chicks and
-longass psychedelic space visuals.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 10, 2008, 06:02:39 AM
Boy Greg you seem to have put a lot of work into this,thanks.

I am happy with the list so far.

I forgot to put HSM on my list,but it is one of the stupidest things ever made.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: James of LinHood on January 10, 2008, 06:10:51 AM
Never seen that one for obvious reasons but I loved the Crossroads and Glitter tracks so I'm all for it.  Same with High School the Musical.  Some of the movies I'd have no inclination to see wind up being my favorite tracks.

I'm probably one of the few people who've actually sat through From Justin to Kelly.  I'm guessing that's why it wasn't on many people's lists.  Believe me, it's one of the most riffable movies ever made.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: BathTub on January 10, 2008, 06:26:00 AM
That's actually more points than I thought the bottom of the list would have.  Should be interesting. 
Same I really expected there to be more variation and the some of the lowest ones would be single vote ones, suggests a lot of common suggestions, this should be good.

Never seen that one for obvious reasons but I loved the Crossroads and Glitter tracks so I'm all for it.  Same with High School the Musical.  Some of the movies I'd have no inclination to see wind up being my favorite tracks.

I'm probably one of the few people who've actually sat through From Justin to Kelly.  I'm guessing that's why it wasn't on many people's lists.  Believe me, it's one of the most riffable movies ever made.

*sigh* I'm lucky enough to have sat through it too.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Minnesota on January 10, 2008, 06:42:30 AM
Great list so far, the two musicals seem like very good candidates. I wouldn't mind another Trek either. Fortunately, of the list so far, I've have only seen Congo and Braveheart..Congo is begging to be riffed, but Braveheart could easily be replaced by any Mel Gibson movie
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 10, 2008, 07:23:16 AM
The funny thing is that I was starting to scroll down and I saw the top of the heads from the man and the ape from Congo, I had thought that it was Pulp fiction.  Really, just scroll up: Sam Jackson has the guy's hair and Travolta has the gorillas!
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on January 10, 2008, 08:01:03 AM
50. Braveheart - (1995) - 53 points

One of my all time favorite movies.  I would love to see a Rifftrax for this.  It wasn't on my list though.

49. High School Musical - (2006) - 54 points
(3 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 MontyServo)

I'm really surprised that they haven't done this one yet.  But then again, they haven't really gone after Disney yet.

48. Star Trek: The Motion Picture - (1979)- 56 points

I put a Star Trek movie on my list, but not this one.  Good choice though.

47. Congo - (1995)- 59 points

Never seen this, and it's not on my list.  But from what I know of this movie, it would make a great Rifftrax.

46. From Justin to Kelly - (2003)- 59 points

Not on my list because I had 3 musicals on my list (HSM and 2 others).  But definitely riff-worthy.

Wow!  I'm really surprised to see the number 50 movie have that many points.  I'm guessing that my number 1 movie won't be on the list, but I guess you never know.

My 1,000th post!!!  Woo-Hoo!   :highfive:
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Brak on January 10, 2008, 08:35:52 AM
I'm liking the list so far, I totally forgot to put in HSM, my little sister is obsesed with that show and ive heard the songs so many times! gah! please riff that one. 


I didnt think i'd be the highest ranked person for Braveheart. It's a good show but really does have riff material in it
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Conor on January 10, 2008, 08:50:22 AM
*sigh* I'm lucky enough to have sat through it too.

Not only did I sit thru it, but halfway thru I looked at one of the backup dancers and said "Hey, wasn't he in 'Crossroads?'"  And he was, the guy that gets punched out after the karaoke contest for trying to dance with Britney is a prominent extra in every musical scene of FJ2K
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Rude on January 10, 2008, 09:07:07 AM
...

Uh-Oh... i noticed that every entry so far had at least three votes, and managed to score over 50 points. I fear that almost every film on my list is DOA.

-Rude
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Dim of the Yard on January 10, 2008, 09:11:59 AM
50. Braveheart - (1995) - 53 points
(3 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Brak)

"William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce."

Robert the Bruce: Your name's not Bruce?
William Wallace: No, it's William.
Robert the Bruce: That's going to get confusing.  Mind if I call you Bruce?

49. High School Musical - (2006) - 54 points
(3 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 MontyServo)

"Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez are two totally different teenagers who meet at a party while singing karaoke on New Years Eve. One week later Troy goes back to his high school, East High, in New Mexico to find that Gabriella is a new student there. They quickly become close, really good friends and accidentally audition for the school musical. After getting a callback, drama queen, Sharpay Evans and her sidekick brother, Ryan are furious. Then Chad, Troy's best friend and basketball teammate, and Taylor, Gabriella's new friend on the decathlon team must find out a way to make Gabriella hate Troy. After seeing that Troy and Gabriella sad about not talking, they soon support their choices and let them 'break free'."

In other words, Grease for Dummies.  All of the vapidness, but with the hair is worse and the pants are 50% tighter.

48. Star Trek: The Motion Picture - (1979)- 56 points
(3 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 jetjaguar13)

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

Oh, please.  There's no point acting all surprised about it.  Earth's been scheduled for demolition in order to build a hyperspacial express route through the star system for fifty Earth years.  All the planning charts and demolition orders have been on display at the local planning department in Alpha Centauri the entire time, so you've had plenty of time to lodge any formal complaint, and it's much too late to be making any sort of fuss about it.

... What do you mean, you've never been to Alpha Centauri?  It's only four lightyears away!  Look, if you can't be bothered to take interest in your local affairs, that's your own lookout.

Apathetic bloody planet.  I've no sympathy at all.

47. Congo - (1995)- 59 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #9 Raven)

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

So we've got a gun nut, George of the Jungle with a college degree, Indiana Jones - 50 IQ points, and a woman who wants another diamond ring.  I know I'm confident about the success rates behind the rescue mission.

46. From Justin to Kelly - (2003)- 59 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #3 James of Linhood)

"Spring break in Miami is the scene. It's where surf-drenched guys cruise girls in bikinis and raucous parties rule day and night. It's the perfect time and place for three young women from Texas and a trio of college guys from Pennsylvania to find adventure and maybe even fall in love. In a Texas dive bar, Kelly is singing her heart out to a few local yokels when her best friends Kaya and Alexa try and tempt her away for some fun in the Florida sun. It's an easy sell--even for the cautious Kelly - and the three head for Miami. Making their way to the same destination is the "Pennsylvania Posse": college students Justin, Brandon, and Eddie. Justin and Brandon are smooth-talking party promoters, while Eddie's primed to meet Lizzie, the cyber dream girl he's been e-mailing for months. Miami Beach, beating with a rhythm all its own, is teeming with beautiful people. Kelly's friends are drawn into the beachside fun, while Kelly tentatively navigates a sea of strangers. When her eyes meet Justin's, everything changes--in an instant. While Kaya and Alexa are content to survey the parade of eye candy, Kelly's now only interested in the guy with the irresistible smile. The feeling is mutual, and Justin's on fire. But as luck would have it, he loses Kelly's number--and boy-crazy Alexa has already set her sights on Justin. She will stop at nothing--even betraying a friend--to nab Justin as her own. Will true love win out for the star-crossed Justin and Kelly?"

According to Spamalot, "You Won't Succeed On Broadway If You Don't Have Any Jews."  I'm guessing that the same rule applies to Hollywood.  Unfortunately, in a world of cost-cutting and second-rate everything, the Jews are often substituted for white people with outrageous afros, or the "Jewfro."  But the public eye can immediately spot the difference, believe you me.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: BathTub on January 10, 2008, 09:36:07 AM
*sigh* I'm lucky enough to have sat through it too.

Not only did I sit thru it, ...

Yes well it was all your fault in the first place :P
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: gbeenie on January 10, 2008, 09:41:09 AM
...

Uh-Oh... i noticed that every entry so far had at least three votes, and managed to score over 50 points. I fear that almost every film on my list is DOA.


I share your fear. Unless, that is, there was some sort of grassroots movement for Invasion of the Bee Girls that I was unaware of...  :)
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: gbeenie on January 10, 2008, 09:45:10 AM
50. Braveheart - (1995) - 53 points
(3 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Brak)

"William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce."

Robert the Bruce: Your name's not Bruce?
William Wallace: No, it's William.
Robert the Bruce: That's going to get confusing.  Mind if I call you Bruce?


 :clap:  Brilliant.

46. From Justin to Kelly - (2003)- 59 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #3 James of Linhood)

"Spring break in Miami is the scene. It's where surf-drenched guys cruise girls in bikinis and raucous parties rule day and night. It's the perfect time and place for three young women from Texas and a trio of college guys from Pennsylvania to find adventure and maybe even fall in love. In a Texas dive bar, Kelly is singing her heart out to a few local yokels when her best friends Kaya and Alexa try and tempt her away for some fun in the Florida sun. It's an easy sell--even for the cautious Kelly - and the three head for Miami. Making their way to the same destination is the "Pennsylvania Posse": college students Justin, Brandon, and Eddie. Justin and Brandon are smooth-talking party promoters, while Eddie's primed to meet Lizzie, the cyber dream girl he's been e-mailing for months. Miami Beach, beating with a rhythm all its own, is teeming with beautiful people. Kelly's friends are drawn into the beachside fun, while Kelly tentatively navigates a sea of strangers. When her eyes meet Justin's, everything changes--in an instant. While Kaya and Alexa are content to survey the parade of eye candy, Kelly's now only interested in the guy with the irresistible smile. The feeling is mutual, and Justin's on fire. But as luck would have it, he loses Kelly's number--and boy-crazy Alexa has already set her sights on Justin. She will stop at nothing--even betraying a friend--to nab Justin as her own. Will true love win out for the star-crossed Justin and Kelly?"

According to Spamalot, "You Won't Succeed On Broadway If You Don't Have Any Jews."  I'm guessing that the same rule applies to Hollywood.  Unfortunately, in a world of cost-cutting and second-rate everything, the Jews are often substituted for white people with outrageous afros, or the "Jewfro."  But the public eye can immediately spot the difference, believe you me.

I don't think that's a "Jewfro;" Justin is biracial (I only know that because his dad is former Atlanta police chief Eldrin Bell).
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Rude on January 10, 2008, 09:45:42 AM
Quote from: gbeenie
I share your fear. Unless, that is, there was some sort of grassroots movement for Invasion of the Bee Girls that I was unaware of...

Did you really put that on your list?! You may just be surprised.

-Rude
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: gbeenie on January 10, 2008, 09:46:41 AM
Quote from: gbeenie
I share your fear. Unless, that is, there was some sort of grassroots movement for Invasion of the Bee Girls that I was unaware of...

Did you really put that on your list?! You may just be surprised.

Don't tease me. My heart can't take it.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: gbeenie on January 10, 2008, 09:47:15 AM
Sorry. I meant to say, "Don't tease me, BRO."
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 10, 2008, 10:00:53 AM
...

Uh-Oh... i noticed that every entry so far had at least three votes, and managed to score over 50 points. I fear that almost every film on my list is DOA.


I share your fear. Unless, that is, there was some sort of grassroots movement for Invasion of the Bee Girls that I was unaware of...  :)

I have never heard of that movie,but if i had before I voted it would have been at the top of my list for it's name alone.

I just hope more people then me voted for Frogs.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on January 10, 2008, 10:06:22 AM
Great list thus far though i suspect most of my list will not be appearing, never mind I'll just drink in the riffability of the successful entries :)
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Chaos on January 10, 2008, 10:21:48 AM
...

Uh-Oh... i noticed that every entry so far had at least three votes, and managed to score over 50 points. I fear that almost every film on my list is DOA.

I share your fear. Unless, that is, there was some sort of grassroots movement for Invasion of the Bee Girls that I was unaware of...  :)

I have never heard of that movie,but if i had before I voted it would have been at the top of my list for it's name alone.

They sound like the Magus Sisters from Final Fantasy X. I'm stilling trying to figure out WTF was up with that. :P
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Raven on January 10, 2008, 10:29:39 AM
47. Congo - (1995)- 59 points

Never seen this, and it's not on my list.  But from what I know of this movie, it would make a great Rifftrax.

Well if a monkey drinking martinis isn't riffible I don't know what is.  I'm curious who the others where that had this one. 
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: gbeenie on January 10, 2008, 10:34:36 AM
Seriously, if you haven't seen Invasion of the Bee Girls, you totally should. You'll spend the whole time wondering how this didn't end up on MST3K.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Pak-Man on January 10, 2008, 10:36:35 AM
Wow. You gotta be on 3 lists just to make 50th place. This one's gonna be brutal. My number one (Come on. You already know what I put for number one) has a snowball's chance in hades of making the list,  but I also backed a lot of popular riff choices. I really don't know what's going to come in at number one. :^)
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Raven on January 10, 2008, 10:38:46 AM
Seriously, if you haven't seen Invasion of the Bee Girls, you totally should. You'll spend the whole time wondering how this didn't end up on MST3K.

If the two of you are recommending it, Rude being the other, I may want to check this out.  Have you seen the other movie on the DVD, Invasion of the Star Creatures?  If so, is that worth it too?
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: gbeenie on January 10, 2008, 10:43:29 AM
Seriously, if you haven't seen Invasion of the Bee Girls, you totally should. You'll spend the whole time wondering how this didn't end up on MST3K.

If the two of you are recommending it, Rude being the other, I may want to check this out.  Have you seen the other movie on the DVD, Invasion of the Star Creatures?  If so, is that worth it too?

Sorry. I haven't.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on January 10, 2008, 11:12:17 AM
(http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/7184/1178101192planetoftheapos4.jpg)

45. Planet of the Apes - (2001)- 60 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #9 Smoky)

Directed by Tim Burton
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth and Helena Bonham Carter

Synopsis:
"It is the year 2029: Astronaut Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg) boards a pod cruiser on a Space Station for a "routine" reconnaissance mission. But an aburupt detour through a space time wormhole lands him on a strange planet where talking apes rule over the human race. With the help of a sympathetic chimpanzee activist named Ari (Helena Bonham-Carter) and a small band of human rebels, Leo leads the effort to evade the advancing Gorilla Army led by General Thade (Tim Roth) and his most trusted warrior Attar (Michael Clarke Duncan). Now the race is on to reach a sacred temple within the planet's Forbidden Zone to discover the shocking secrets of mankind's past - and the key to its future."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-The lack of Dr. Zaius.
-Oh god, that monkey girl is giving me a strang feeling my pants. MAKE IT STOP!
-Ape Lincoln
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: BEERxTaco on January 10, 2008, 11:13:38 AM
It becomes a fulfillment of the nerd's pathological desire to have complete sets, and serves no other purpose.

I like that reasoning!
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: BEERxTaco on January 10, 2008, 11:16:14 AM
...

Uh-Oh... i noticed that every entry so far had at least three votes, and managed to score over 50 points. I fear that almost every film on my list is DOA.

-Rude

I know how you feel, lol...

maybe if he gets bored he'll follow up with 51-100...
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on January 10, 2008, 11:31:50 AM
(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/1952/ghostrider11zo0.jpg)

44. Ghost Rider - (2007)- 60 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #5 k1posterchild)

Directed by Mark Steven Johnson
Starring Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes and Sam Elliott

Synopsis:
"In order to save his dying father, young stunt cyclist Johnny Blaze sells his soul to Mephistopheles and sadly parts from the pure-hearted Roxanne Simpson, the love of his life. Years later, Johnny's path crosses again with Roxanne, now a reporter, and also with Mephistopheles, who offers to release Johnny's soul if Johnny becomes the fabled, fiery Ghost Rider, a supernatural agent of vengeance and justice. Mephistopheles charges Johnny with defeating the despicable Blackheart, Mephistopheles's nemesis and son, who plans to displace his father and create a new hell even more terrible than the old one."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Fire puns, skeleton puns, demon puns... not from Rifftrax, from the movie itself.  :speechless:
-Evel Knievel could STILL kick Nicolas Cage's ass.
-Monkey on television: the funniest thing ever, or just the funniest thing ever to Mr. Cage.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: BathTub on January 10, 2008, 11:36:11 AM
So Greg, how many people put Batman and Robin on the list?  ;D
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Gaseous Snake on January 10, 2008, 11:39:53 AM
(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/1952/ghostrider11zo0.jpg)

44. Ghost Rider - (2007)- 60 points
This and every Nick Cage movie requires Bridget's presence.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on January 10, 2008, 11:40:47 AM
(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/2136/willow500sl5.jpg)

43. Willow - (1988)- 60 points
(7 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #10 Robert Denby)

Directed by Ron Howard
Starring Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer and Joanne Whalley

Synopsis:
"In the dungeons of the castle of the evil Queen-sorceress Bavmorda, a prisoner gives birth to a child who, according to an ancient prophecy, will put an end to the reign of the Queen. A midwife saves the child from the wrath of Bavmorda, but is forced to throw her cradle in a river when reached by the Hounds of the Queen. The river brings the child near a village of nelwyns, and little Willow finds and adopts her. When the Hounds reach the village, Willow begins a difficult journey to bring the baby back to her people and to fulfill the prophecy."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Brownies: they ain't just for eating anymore.
-The George Lucas Connection (this is basically Lucas' version of Lord of the Rings)
-Hey, Crow likes Willow.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on January 10, 2008, 11:41:15 AM
So Greg, how many people put Batman and Robin on the list?  ;D

Actually, everyone followed the rules very well. Thank you, everyone!
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on January 10, 2008, 11:50:33 AM
(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/2781/grease530iy8.jpg)

42. Grease - (1978)- 63 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #10 MontyServo)

Directed by Randal Kleiser
Starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and Stockard Channing

Synopsis:
"Danny Zuko, leader of the greaser gang "T-Birds" of Rydell High, falls in love with a goody two shoes girl named Sandy Olsen over the summer. They thought she'd be leaving and never see each other again, but to their luck...she begins to attend Rydell High. She is immediately accepted into the group "Pink Ladies" and shortly Danny and her re-meet. Danny has seemed to have changed but in the hopes of winning Sandy back, he changes into the loving, jock Danny Zuko that Sandy met during the summer permanently."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-The fact that high school in the 50s was never like this (according to the people I've talked to)
-Scientologist greasers
-The fact that I enjoyed Grease 2 more.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 10, 2008, 11:51:42 AM
Well one movie from my list has made it so far(Planet of the Apes remake).
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on January 10, 2008, 11:58:53 AM
(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/7969/csnakeplissken738606dz9.jpg)

41. Escape From L.A. - (1996)- 67 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Equal Rights For Pigs)

Directed by John Carpenter
Starring Kurt Russell, Stacy Keach and Steve Buscemi

Synopsis:
"The year is 2013 and Snake Plissken is back from Escape From New York. An earthquake has separated Los Angeles from the mainland. In the New Moral America, all citizens not conforming to the new laws (no smoking, no red meat, no Muslims in South Dakota) are deported to L.A., now a penal colony. The President's daughter has stolen a doomsday device and has fled to L.A. It's up to Snake Plissken to find the President's daughter and retrieve the doomsday device before its too late."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Listing the number of cities Snake will have to escape from next (Coming this fall, Escape From Walla Walla!)
-Bill's kinda a video game nerd, so I imagine there will be at least one Metal Gear Solid joke.
-The fact that it's exactly the same as the first film.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: stansimpson on January 10, 2008, 12:17:07 PM
I have nothing to say here except that I want to placehold this thread by replying to it.
Ditto.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 10, 2008, 12:21:30 PM
Seriously, if you haven't seen Invasion of the Bee Girls, you totally should. You'll spend the whole time wondering how this didn't end up on MST3K.
To be far, most MST3k fodder doesn't make me feel quite so funny.  Down there.  I didn't vote for it, but would love to...  sorry, I was thinking about the woman being covered in what I assume was some sort of honey froth.  I uh... I got to take a shower now.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on January 10, 2008, 12:37:54 PM
I agree with Ghost Rider. Didn't Mike say that he got the idea for RiffTrax while watching Ghost Rider? It seems inevitable.

Also, how did Grease beat out High School Musical? HSM is MUCH stupider.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: David on January 10, 2008, 12:43:51 PM
Ghost Rider also has the Beef Council guy!

Unfortunately it seems the multiple-edition issue keeps them from doing Ghost Rider.
The RiffTrax guys specifically ordered one version of the DVD from Netflix but they actually sent the other.

I mean, Ghost Rider looks like really good material. If there are just two versions out there, perhaps good enough to make it worth offering riffs for both versions with a little tweaking...?
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 10, 2008, 12:44:38 PM
Didn't Rifftrax start before Ghost Rider came out?

Yep Ghost Rider came out two years after Rifftrax,so unless Mike stole my TARDIS...
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Tyrant on January 10, 2008, 01:02:12 PM

49. High School Musical - (2006) - 54 points
(3 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 MontyServo)


   It's the existance of things like this that make me really hate the female tween demographic (I don't know of many male ones that like this stupid show). Just one of the many reasons Pak and I aren't having kids. We'd stand a 50% chance of ending up with a female tween eventually.

Ghost Rider also has the Beef Council guy!

Unfortunately it seems the multiple-edition issue keeps them from doing Ghost Rider.
The RiffTrax guys specifically ordered one version of the DVD from Netflix but they actually sent the other.

I mean, Ghost Rider looks like really good material. If there are just two versions out there, perhaps good enough to make it worth offering riffs for both versions with a little tweaking...?


  Unless I'm mistaken, Mike and co have done movies with different versions before. All they'd need to do is tell us which version they're riffing on.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Chaos on January 10, 2008, 01:10:11 PM
The problem is not, as such, that more than one version exists, but that the versions that exist are virtually indistinguishable, until your mp3 is suddenly, inexplicably out of synch. The story with Ghost Rider that I heard is that Mike ordered the copy he wanted from Netflix, but they sent him the other copy. So, basically, the idea is that if the company or companies that control the bulk of the copies that people will be using to watch the RiffTrax with can't get people the right copy, it's not a safe film to riff. Apparently, this same problem put the axe in Coyote Ugly as well.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: BEERxTaco on January 10, 2008, 01:41:48 PM
put the axe in Coyote Ugly

DING DING DING.....  a new euphemism!  :D


Example:

Single Man: Wanna go out to the sports bar tonight?
Married Man: I'd love to but I have to put the axe in Coyote Ugly later...
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: David on January 10, 2008, 01:47:11 PM
So like, even the covers were indistinguishable? One didn't say 'Special Edition' or 'Director's Cut' to differentiate from the other or anything of that sort? That is a major bummer.

I hope movie makers looking for a devious way to keep Mike away from their movies aren't reading this.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: stansimpson on January 10, 2008, 01:47:38 PM

49. High School Musical - (2006) - 54 points
(3 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 MontyServo)


   It's the existance of things like this that make me really hate the female tween demographic (I don't know of many male ones that like this stupid show). Just one of the many reasons Pak and I aren't having kids. We'd stand a 50% chance of ending up with a female tween eventually.
If it offers any hope, I have a cousin who is in the female tweenager demographic, and she has merely a passing fancy of HSM on par with most other kiddie-fair appropriate for her age (as opposed to an obsession with HSM specifically).  In fact, I haven't heard her talk about HSM in quite some time.  What's scarier is seeing the 19-year-old girls (not women) who are obsessed with it.  Personally, I would be more concerned about spawning something like THAT!  :o
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Courtney on January 10, 2008, 01:53:10 PM

49. High School Musical - (2006) - 54 points
(3 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 MontyServo)


   It's the existance of things like this that make me really hate the female tween demographic (I don't know of many male ones that like this stupid show). Just one of the many reasons Pak and I aren't having kids. We'd stand a 50% chance of ending up with a female tween eventually.
If it offers any hope, I have a cousin who is in the female tweenager demographic, and she has merely a passing fancy of HSM on par with most other kiddie-fair appropriate for her age (as opposed to an obsession with HSM specifically).  In fact, I haven't heard her talk about HSM in quite some time.  What's scarier is seeing the 19-year-old girls (not women) who are obsessed with it.  Personally, I would be more concerned about spawning something like THAT!  :o

Sadder still?  My dad really liked that movie.  ::shakes head::  I-I...I just don't know.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on January 10, 2008, 01:57:02 PM
It needs to be riffed, if only to equip us with the armor we need to get through it when (not if) we are forced to sit through it. I know many girls who make their boyfriends watch HSM as sort of a "right of passage" to see if he really has it in him. I guess it'd be more ethical to sit and quietly remember all of the gang's riffs to yourself while the movie plays than to force her to watch Eraserhead the next night -- a defense turned to by men for decades.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: stansimpson on January 10, 2008, 02:08:41 PM
It needs to be riffed, if only to equip us with the armor we need to get through it when (not if) we are forced to sit through it. I know many girls who make their boyfriends watch HSM as sort of a "right of passage" to see if he really has it in him. I guess it'd be more ethical to sit and quietly remember all of the gang's riffs to yourself while the movie plays than to force her to watch Eraserhead the next night -- a defense turned to by men for decades.
Women actually use HSM on guys!?  A rare moment of insight where I'm glad I'm currently not dating anyone.  Same insight occurred when The Notebook came out.  Hey!  Ya think THAT made the Top 50?  That'd be great!  Although the repercussions would be to isolate an entire gender.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Tyrant on January 10, 2008, 02:44:40 PM
It needs to be riffed, if only to equip us with the armor we need to get through it when (not if) we are forced to sit through it. I know many girls who make their boyfriends watch HSM as sort of a "right of passage" to see if he really has it in him. I guess it'd be more ethical to sit and quietly remember all of the gang's riffs to yourself while the movie plays than to force her to watch Eraserhead the next night -- a defense turned to by men for decades.
Women actually use HSM on guys!?  A rare moment of insight where I'm glad I'm currently not dating anyone.  Same insight occurred when The Notebook came out.  Hey!  Ya think THAT made the Top 50?  That'd be great!  Although the repercussions would be to isolate an entire gender.

 Good lord in heaven. Makes me feel better about being a non-girlie girl. I can't imagine forcing Pak to watch something like that. Not saying I'm better than anyone else, but I'd like to think I know enough about guys to know that it's not a good idea to assume he'll like anything that's so obviously engineered for underaged, female entertainment. How braindead do you have to be? And even if you know better, how cruel do you have to be? Yeesh.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Dim of the Yard on January 10, 2008, 02:46:40 PM
I don't think that's a "Jewfro;" Justin is biracial (I only know that because his dad is former Atlanta police chief Eldrin Bell).

And I have been called out on my clear and unfounded bias against anybody with ridiculous-looking, excessively puffy hair.  My apologies, folks, especially to those fine, upstanding citizens with the afro puffy hair.  Of course, if any of you "upstanding" citizens sits down, the apology is immediately nullified, so watch out!

And, for the record?  I would never, EVER subject HSM or The Notebook on anybody that I'm dating.  I'd like to think I have standards.  That copy of Brothers Grimm on my DVD shelf says otherwise, but we're not focusing on that right now.


45. Planet of the Apes - (2001)- 60 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #9 Smoky)

"It is the year 2029: Astronaut Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg) boards a pod cruiser on a Space Station for a "routine" reconnaissance mission. But an aburupt detour through a space time wormhole lands him on a strange planet where talking apes rule over the human race. With the help of a sympathetic chimpanzee activist named Ari (Helena Bonham-Carter) and a small band of human rebels, Leo leads the effort to evade the advancing Gorilla Army led by General Thade (Tim Roth) and his most trusted warrior Attar (Michael Clarke Duncan). Now the race is on to reach a sacred temple within the planet's Forbidden Zone to discover the shocking secrets of mankind's past - and the key to its future."

And to think all of this could have been avoided if Wahlberg invested in a good GPS....

44. Ghost Rider - (2007)- 60 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #5 k1posterchild)

"In order to save his dying father, young stunt cyclist Johnny Blaze sells his soul to Mephistopheles and sadly parts from the pure-hearted Roxanne Simpson, the love of his life. Years later, Johnny's path crosses again with Roxanne, now a reporter, and also with Mephistopheles, who offers to release Johnny's soul if Johnny becomes the fabled, fiery Ghost Rider, a supernatural agent of vengeance and justice. Mephistopheles charges Johnny with defeating the despicable Blackheart, Mephistopheles's nemesis and son, who plans to displace his father and create a new hell even more terrible than the old one."

I never thought I would be able to merge the songs "Go Johnny Go" and "Disco Inferno," but after reading this synopsis, you know, it just seems to fit.

And I'm shamelessly paraphrasing a quip from a different website, but a more terrible Hell than the old one?  Please.  There can only be so many poisonous centipedes in your urethra before you stop caring exactly how many are crammed up there.

43. Willow - (1988)- 60 points
(7 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #10 Robert Denby)

"In the dungeons of the castle of the evil Queen-sorceress Bavmorda, a prisoner gives birth to a child who, according to an ancient prophecy, will put an end to the reign of the Queen. A midwife saves the child from the wrath of Bavmorda, but is forced to throw her cradle in a river when reached by the Hounds of the Queen. The river brings the child near a village of nelwyns, and little Willow finds and adopts her. When the Hounds reach the village, Willow begins a difficult journey to bring the baby back to her people and to fulfill the prophecy."

For some reason, my mind is screaming "Moses!" right now.  I can't imagine where that connection came from.

42. Grease - (1978)- 63 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #10 MontyServo)

"Danny Zuko, leader of the greaser gang "T-Birds" of Rydell High, falls in love with a goody two shoes girl named Sandy Olsen over the summer. They thought she'd be leaving and never see each other again, but to their luck...she begins to attend Rydell High. She is immediately accepted into the group "Pink Ladies" and shortly Danny and her re-meet. Danny has seemed to have changed but in the hopes of winning Sandy back, he changes into the loving, jock Danny Zuko that Sandy met during the summer permanently."

In other words, High School Musical for Slightly Older Dummies.  All of the vapidness, but a clearer message: in order to impress the man you love, conform, conform, conform.

41. Escape From L.A. - (1996)- 67 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Equal Rights For Pigs)

"The year is 2013 and Snake Plissken is back from Escape From New York. An earthquake has separated Los Angeles from the mainland. In the New Moral America, all citizens not conforming to the new laws (no smoking, no red meat, no Muslims in South Dakota) are deported to L.A., now a penal colony. The President's daughter has stolen a doomsday device and has fled to L.A. It's up to Snake Plissken to find the President's daughter and retrieve the doomsday device before its too late."

I've never seen this movie, but I firmly believe that if your character name is Plissken, you deserve every single negative comment coming to you.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Steve-O on January 10, 2008, 03:15:02 PM
Seriously, if you haven't seen Invasion of the Bee Girls, you totally should. You'll spend the whole time wondering how this didn't end up on MST3K.

And it's available for download, coincidentally enough, from our good friends at EZTakes (http://www.eztakes.com/store/movie/Katies-Passion-and-Invasion-of-the-Bee-Girls-Movie-Download.jsp).
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Post by: bettertomorrowamy on January 10, 2008, 04:18:00 PM
Oh boy, that sounds very tempting....for real.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Raven on January 10, 2008, 04:43:35 PM
Not saying I'm better than anyone else, but I'd like to think I know enough about guys to know that it's not a good idea to assume he'll like anything that's so obviously engineered for underaged, female entertainment. How braindead do you have to be? And even if you know better, how cruel do you have to be? Yeesh.

Well then I guess I'll say it.  Tyrant you are better than them. 
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Raven on January 10, 2008, 04:54:27 PM
Three of mine so far.  Here's where they were on my list. 

9   Congo

16   Willow

21   Escape from LA

41. Escape From L.A. - (1996)- 67 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Equal Rights For Pigs)


Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Listing the number of cities Snake will have to escape from next (Coming this fall, Escape From Walla Walla!)
-Bill's kinda a video game nerd, so I imagine there will be at least one Metal Gear Solid joke.
-The fact that it's exactly the same as the first film.
Don't forget the surfing chase scene with the worst blue screen work from the last 20 years. 
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Smoky on January 10, 2008, 05:05:33 PM
2 of mine so far, Tim Burton's Planet of The Apes and Congo. But my number one, Communion probably isn't going to make the list if it didn't come in at around 50.  :'(
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on January 10, 2008, 06:37:23 PM
(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/5751/theisland0106056bd1.jpg)

40. The Island - (2005)- 68 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #2 votes, gbeenie, Junkyard)

Directed by Michael Bay
Starring Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson and Djimon Hounsou

Synopsis:
"Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly Utopian but contained facility in the mid 21st century. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to the "The Island" - reportedly the last uncontaminated spot on the planet. But Lincoln soon discovers that everything about his existence is a lie. He and all of the other inhabitants of the facility are actually human clones. Lincoln makes a daring escape with a beautiful fellow resident named Jordan Two-Delta. Relentlessly pursued by the forces of the sinister institute that once housed them, Lincoln and Jordan engage in a race for their lives to literally meet their makers."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-The Clonus comparisons everyone's talking about these days. (it's the hip thing to do)
-Gary Nickens is just a funny person to look at.
-I, for one, am not all that fond of Picasso.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Gaseous Snake on January 10, 2008, 06:40:46 PM
So far zero of my submissions have made it. Of course that's only because i submitted movies I already owned. Effort.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: anais.jude on January 10, 2008, 06:45:57 PM
plus the island has sean bean!
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on January 10, 2008, 06:48:28 PM
plus the island has sean bean!

You know what else has Sean Bean?

(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/6001/07ntcrz132um4.jpg)

39. National Treasure - (2004)- 69 points
(7 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #9 Brak)

Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Starring Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger and Jon Voight

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

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-The above picture
-There are treasure maps in my money
-Yeah, I'm sure they'd get off scotch-free at the end there
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Raven on January 10, 2008, 06:51:07 PM
I considered putting the Island on my list but it didn't make the cut.  I thought National Treasure was decent but a riff of it would be awesome. 
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on January 10, 2008, 06:56:26 PM
(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/5251/rockyandivanpm2.jpg)

38. Rocky IV - (1985)- 70 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Brak)

Directed by Sylvester Stallone
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren and Talia Shire

Synopsis:
"Heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Balboa accompanies his friend Apollo Creed, who will be in a match against Ivan Drago, a Russian boxer who has been scientifically trained, using high tech equipment. When Drago kills Apollo in the match, Rocky blames himself for Apollo's death, and promises to get revenge on Drago in the ring, in the name of Apollo and the United States. Against the wishes of his wife Adrian, Rocky is off to the USSR to take on Drago, and hires Apollo's former manager Duke to help him prepare for the fight. While Drago enhances his amazing punching power using high-tech equipment, Rocky toughens up under the guidance of Duke in a compound in the frozen Soviet countryside, with his mind set on destroying Drago."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-cold war the joke
-Anytime Drago speaks.
-THE ROBOT
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Post by: anais.jude on January 10, 2008, 06:57:19 PM
plus the island has sean bean!

You know what else has Sean Bean?

(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/6001/07ntcrz132um4.jpg)

39. National Treasure - (2004)- 69 points
(7 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #9 Brak)

Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Starring Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger and Sean Bean

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

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-The above picture
-There are treasure maps in my money
-Yeah, I'm sure they'd get off scotch-free at the end there

I would put the Bean above voight anyday. Unless midnight cowboy is being discussed
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 10, 2008, 07:06:55 PM
(http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/4466/626657949tp8.jpg)

37. Dirty Dancing - (1987)- 71 points
(6 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #5 votes, bettertomorrowamy, Courtney)

Directed by Emile Ardolino
Starring Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and Jerry Orbach

Synopsis:
"In the 1960s, Frances "Baby" Houseman, a sweet daddy's girl, goes with her family to a resort in upstate New York's Catskill Mountains.  Unexpectedly, Baby becomes infatuated with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny, a man whose background is vastly different from her own. Baby lies to her father to get money to pay for an illegal abortion for Johnny's dance partner (Johnny is not the father). She then fills in as Johnny's dance partner and it is as he is teaching her the dance routine that they fall in love. It all comes apart when Johnny's friend falls seriously ill after her abortion and Baby gets her father, who saves the girl's life. He then learns what Baby has been up to, who with and worse - that he funded the illegal abortion. He bans his daughter from any further association with 'those people'."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-I accept your challange of putting Baby in a corner!
-The fact that Jennifer Gray was a lot cuter before she fixed her nose.
-So, um, dirty, I guess.
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Post by: Raven on January 10, 2008, 07:10:33 PM
I went with the other popular Swayze movie that's not Red Dawn or Dirty Dancing.  Not sure if it will Make the list or not.   
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 10, 2008, 07:15:30 PM
(http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/3944/seagalundersiegehv5.jpg)

36. Under Siege - (1992)- 72 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #4 RobTheBarbarian)

Directed by Andrew Davis
Starring Steven Seagal, Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Busey

Synopsis:
"Casey Ryback is a former Navy SEAL captain who is now the cook aboard the USS Missouri. Everyone aboard is about to celebrate the birthday of Captain Adams. They've even hired a band led by William Strannix, and former playboy playmate Jordan Tate to jump out of a cake and dance. What Adams doesn't know is that he is in for a deadly surprise. Strannix walks into Adams's office and kills Adams, and takes the ship hostage, spreading his men, including Commander Krill, throughout the ship, but Strannix and his men are underestimating Casey. Casey is an expert in martial arts, weapons, tactics, and explosives. After crossing paths with Jordan, Casey lets Jordan tag along with him in his mission to stop Strannix."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-A long-haired Tommy Lee Jones in a leather jacket and sunglasses
-Krill?
-Erika Eleniak 25-pound breasts.
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Post by: anais.jude on January 10, 2008, 07:25:47 PM
UNDER SEIGE! Oh man, I used to love Tommy Lee Jones, and because of that I watched that piece oh ....
please riff this!
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Post by: Compound on January 10, 2008, 07:27:57 PM
-The fact that Jennifer Gray was a lot cuter before she fixed her nose.

Oh, I have to disagree. Grey was much more attractive post nose job in "It's Like, You Know" than she was in any of her more famous roles.

And that may be the only reference ever made on this site to "It's Like, You Know."
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Post by: Raven on January 10, 2008, 07:30:02 PM
I don't know which Jennifer was cuter but pre-nose job she was more recognizable. 
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Post by: Compound on January 10, 2008, 07:55:56 PM
I don't know which Jennifer was cuter but pre-nose job she was more recognizable. 

Yeah, Grey's said a few times in interviews that some of her friends didn't even recognize her after the surgery.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 10, 2008, 08:22:02 PM
(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/4853/0112rv9.jpg)

48. Star Trek: The Motion Picture - (1979)- 56 points

Couldn't vote for this knowing that the current DVD of this would be nowhere as much fun as the original edit.   All the bits that made this movie suck so hard and deep - the annoying "Intruder Alert" voice, the gawd-awful "Oh my God" from Shatner during the transporter scene and other things  - have been cleaned up in the "Director's Cut".

It would be hard for us Old Timer's to watch, knowing the opportunity that's been lost.
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Post by: mrbasehart on January 10, 2008, 08:28:06 PM
A good list so far, though only the last two entries - Under Siege and Dirty Dancing - are the ones that have been on my list.  Segal must get the treatment eventually, surely!
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Post by: MontyServo on January 10, 2008, 08:46:27 PM
42. Grease - (1978)- 63 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #10 MontyServo)

I actually had this at number 3 on my list.

Great list so far.  Glad to see that my #2 pick, HSM, is generating some buzz in this thread as a potential Rifftrax.  I've always thought that would make a great one.
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 10, 2008, 09:17:39 PM
I actually had this at number 3 on my list.

And there's my copy-and-paste error for this list. Always gotta have one per list!
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Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on January 10, 2008, 11:40:01 PM
Ooh! The Island would be great! The Parts: The Clonus Horror tie ins make it completely worth it.
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 10, 2008, 11:51:17 PM
(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/1846/totalrecall08gq1.jpg)

35. Total Recall - (1990)- 73 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #3 BBQ Platypus)

Directed by Paul Verhoeven
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone and Michael Ironside

Synopsis:
"What is reality when you can't trust your memory? An Earthbound construction worker keeps having dreams about Mars. A trip to a false memory transplant service for an imaginary trip to Mars goes terribly wrong and another personality surfaces. When his old self returns, he finds groups of his friends and several strangers seem to have orders to kill him. He finds records his other self left him that tell him to get to Mars to join up with the underground. The reality of the situation is constantly in question. Who is he? Which personality is correct? Which version of reality is true?"

Possible Source of Comedy:
-An evil robotic cab driver,
-A woman with three boobs,
-and a fat lady costume with an exploding head. All you really need to know.
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 11, 2008, 12:00:35 AM
(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/3697/runningmw6.jpg)

34. The Running Man - (1987)- 74 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #6 HackBlowfist)

Directed by Paul Michael Glaser
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso and Richard Dawson

Synopsis:
"The year is 2017. The world economy has collapsed. The United States has sealed off it's borders and has become a military controlled police state which controls TV, movies, art, books, communication and censorship. In the police state America has become, criminals have a choice. They can serve their sentences in prison or they can take part in "The Running Man" a government owned violent game-show where contestants running for freedom are pursued by "Stalkers" wrestler-like bounty hunters. "The Running Man" is the top rating show on network TV and Damon Killian, the creator and host is the most popular entertainer in the US. But one man has yet to play... Former L.A. police officer Ben Richards, framed for the massacre of innocent people, when disobeyed orders is recaptured, after escaping from prison. Ben is forced to appear on "The Running Man", joined by resistance fighters William Laughlin and Harold Weiss and Amber Mendez, (a network employee who Richards took hostage and she turned Richards into the authorities) are chased by The Stalkers, as they search for the secret base of the resistance, as they bid to broadcast the truth about the government and prove Ben's innocence."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Jesse Venture is in it.  Hot governor on governor action!
-Anytime Richard Dawson is on screen.
-They're really milking the whole "I'll be back" thing.
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 11, 2008, 12:08:48 AM
And now for the dark horse of the list.

(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/8288/starfighter1sq4.jpg)

33. The Last Starfighter - (1984)- 75 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Doctor Who?)

Directed by Nick Castle
Starring Lance Guest, Robert Preston andCatherine Mary Stewart

Synopsis:
"Alex Rogan lives in a trailer court where his mother is manager and everyone is like a big extended family. He beats the Starfighter Video Game to the applause of everyone in the court and later that day finds he has been turned down for a student loan for college. Depressed, he meets Centauri, who introduces himself as a person from the company that made the Game, before Alex really knows what is going on he is on the ride of his life in a "car" flying thru space. Chosen to take the skills he showed on the video game into real combat to protect the galaxy from an invasion. Alex gets as far as the Starfighter base before he really realized that he was conscripted and requests to be taken back home. When he gets back home, he finds a Zan-Do-Zan (Alien Bounty Hunter) is stalking him. Unable to go home and live, Alex returns to the Starfighter base to find all the pilots have been killed and he is the galaxy's only chance to be saved from invasion. To defeat the invaders, who are paying the Bounty on him, He must be victorious."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Nope, not riding off the wave of Star Wars, no sir.
-Robert Preston as an alien with a peel-off face.
-WACKY ROBOT DOPPLEGANGER ANTICS!
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Post by: stansimpson on January 11, 2008, 12:10:11 AM
Two Arnie movies in a row!  YAY!  He's my favorite riffable actor.  I was surprised how often I found myself laughing at the guys' Ah-nold jokes throughout T3.  More Ah-nold, please!
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Post by: stansimpson on January 11, 2008, 12:13:38 AM
33. The Last Starfighter - (1984)- 75 points
"VICTORY OR DEATH!!  VICTORY OR DEATH!!"

Sorry... compulsive reaction.
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 11, 2008, 12:16:43 AM
(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/9093/27supe1600ps2.jpg)

32. Superman Returns - (2006)- 77 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Shadow)

Directed by Bryan Singer
Starring Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth and Kevin Spacey

Synopsis:
"After a long period in the space, looking for the remains of planet Krypton, Superman returns to Earth. He misses Lois Lane, who lives with Richard White and has a son. Meanwhile, Lex Luthor plots an evil plan, using crystals he stole from the Fortress of Solitude, to create a new land and submerge the USA."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Could Brandon Routh be the single most uninteresting actor in history?
-The kid factor.
-What, you think this movie is too slow to riff? WROOOONG!
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 11, 2008, 12:26:43 AM
(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/5554/escape2is1.jpg)

31. Escape From New York - (1981)- 77 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Equal Rights For Pigs)

Directed by John Carpenter
Starring Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef and Ernest Borgnine

Synopsis:
"The year is 1998. Due to huge crime rates, the United States turns its once great city of New York into a maximum security prison where hardcore criminals are put for life. All the bridges leading into the city are mined, a large wall is built along the shoreline and a large police force army is based there to stop or kill any attempted escapees. En route to a conference, the President, on board Air Force One, is forced to eject in a pod when a female terrorist takes over the controls and crashes the plane into a building. A new prisoner, ex-soldier Snake Plissken is offered his freedom if he goes in, frees the President and finds a tape with important information for the conference. Snake agrees but to ensure his co-operation he is injected with a small but powerful explosive that will only be destroyed if his mission is successful. Snake must set out into the decaying city, filled with immoral criminals, and he must succeed - for his own life."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-The future of the past!
-Look guys, wire frame!
-If you were trapped in New York, what famous landmark would you call home?
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Post by: gbeenie on January 11, 2008, 01:04:23 AM
Seriously, if you haven't seen Invasion of the Bee Girls, you totally should. You'll spend the whole time wondering how this didn't end up on MST3K.

And it's available for download, coincidentally enough, from our good friends at EZTakes (http://www.eztakes.com/store/movie/Katies-Passion-and-Invasion-of-the-Bee-Girls-Movie-Download.jsp).

Yeah, it used to be available in its entirety on Google Video. Looks like they passed it along to EZTakes.
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Post by: Raven on January 11, 2008, 01:33:35 AM
31. Escape From New York - (1981)- 77 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Equal Rights For Pigs)

Didn't put this on my list.   But not for lack of stuff to riff on.  This one was really enjoyable and I picked Escape from LA because it was so much a copy of this one, thus making it worse in my mind.  I would be happy if either of them got riffed though. 
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Post by: jetjaguar15 on January 11, 2008, 03:52:00 AM
Yes! I love this movie, but it would make such a awesome rifftrax! I don't know why I didn't think of it.


And now for the dark horse of the list.

(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/8288/starfighter1sq4.jpg)

33. The Last Starfighter - (1984)- 75 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Doctor Who?)

Directed by Nick Castle
Starring Lance Guest, Robert Preston andCatherine Mary Stewart

Synopsis:
"Alex Rogan lives in a trailer court where his mother is manager and everyone is like a big extended family. He beats the Starfighter Video Game to the applause of everyone in the court and later that day finds he has been turned down for a student loan for college. Depressed, he meets Centauri, who introduces himself as a person from the company that made the Game, before Alex really knows what is going on he is on the ride of his life in a "car" flying thru space. Chosen to take the skills he showed on the video game into real combat to protect the galaxy from an invasion. Alex gets as far as the Starfighter base before he really realized that he was conscripted and requests to be taken back home. When he gets back home, he finds a Zan-Do-Zan (Alien Bounty Hunter) is stalking him. Unable to go home and live, Alex returns to the Starfighter base to find all the pilots have been killed and he is the galaxy's only chance to be saved from invasion. To defeat the invaders, who are paying the Bounty on him, He must be victorious."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Nope, not riding off the wave of Star Wars, no sir.
-Robert Preston as an alien with a peel-off face.
-WACKY ROBOT DOPPLEGANGER ANTICS!
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Post by: RoninFox on January 11, 2008, 04:03:45 AM
So many great choices already, I can't say I disagree with a single one of them yet, though one of them so far is a possible choice for a fan-riff and I really enjoyed Superman Returns.  Still riffable, just wouldn't have come to mind right away.  Glad to see we already have some Arnie movies stacking up.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on January 11, 2008, 05:37:58 AM
And now for the dark horse of the list.

(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/8288/starfighter1sq4.jpg)

33. The Last Starfighter - (1984)- 75 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Doctor Who?)

Directed by Nick Castle
Starring Lance Guest, Robert Preston andCatherine Mary Stewart

Synopsis:
"Alex Rogan lives in a trailer court where his mother is manager and everyone is like a big extended family. He beats the Starfighter Video Game to the applause of everyone in the court and later that day finds he has been turned down for a student loan for college. Depressed, he meets Centauri, who introduces himself as a person from the company that made the Game, before Alex really knows what is going on he is on the ride of his life in a "car" flying thru space. Chosen to take the skills he showed on the video game into real combat to protect the galaxy from an invasion. Alex gets as far as the Starfighter base before he really realized that he was conscripted and requests to be taken back home. When he gets back home, he finds a Zan-Do-Zan (Alien Bounty Hunter) is stalking him. Unable to go home and live, Alex returns to the Starfighter base to find all the pilots have been killed and he is the galaxy's only chance to be saved from invasion. To defeat the invaders, who are paying the Bounty on him, He must be victorious."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Nope, not riding off the wave of Star Wars, no sir.
-Robert Preston as an alien with a peel-off face.
-WACKY ROBOT DOPPLEGANGER ANTICS!

Yippie!!!

Another one from my list made it!

But I really enjoy Superman Returns:(
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Post by: Tripe on January 11, 2008, 06:30:49 AM
33. The Last Starfighter - (1984)- 75 points

Love that film, I wish I'd seen the musical they made of it.
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Post by: mlcorcoran on January 11, 2008, 06:45:55 AM
More possible sources of comedy for the Last Starfighter

The Music Man... in Space!
If only all video games were really training simulators. Then all that time I spent playing Mario Brothers would help me fix the pipes.

I really enjoyed Superman Returns also. But there's no denying the end result could have been better. It completely rehashed Superman: The Movie yet wasn't a remake; it acknowledged events in Superman: The Movie and Superman II but wasn't really a sequel, and I was pretty put off by the "illegitimate son" plot device. However, the movie had some really uplifting, heartfelt parts and the performance of the actors was phenomenal.
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Post by: BBQ Platypus on January 11, 2008, 09:08:44 AM
(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/1846/totalrecall08gq1.jpg)

35. Total Recall - (1990)- 73 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #3 BBQ Platypus)

Directed by Paul Verhoeven
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone and Michael Ironside

Synopsis:
"What is reality when you can't trust your memory? An Earthbound construction worker keeps having dreams about Mars. A trip to a false memory transplant service for an imaginary trip to Mars goes terribly wrong and another personality surfaces. When his old self returns, he finds groups of his friends and several strangers seem to have orders to kill him. He finds records his other self left him that tell him to get to Mars to join up with the underground. The reality of the situation is constantly in question. Who is he? Which personality is correct? Which version of reality is true?"

Possible Source of Comedy:
-An evil robotic cab driver,
-A woman with three boobs,
-and a fat lady costume with an exploding head. All you really need to know.

Don't forget Kuato!  How can you resist a hideously deformed mutant Siamese twin resistance leader growing out of a man's chest?

I mean, I actually LIKE this movie, but there are so many different things to riff on that I had to put it at #3.
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Post by: BBQ Platypus on January 11, 2008, 09:10:21 AM
(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/3697/runningmw6.jpg)

34. The Running Man - (1987)- 74 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #6 HackBlowfist)

Directed by Paul Michael Glaser
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso and Richard Dawson

Synopsis:
"The year is 2017. The world economy has collapsed. The United States has sealed off it's borders and has become a military controlled police state which controls TV, movies, art, books, communication and censorship. In the police state America has become, criminals have a choice. They can serve their sentences in prison or they can take part in "The Running Man" a government owned violent game-show where contestants running for freedom are pursued by "Stalkers" wrestler-like bounty hunters. "The Running Man" is the top rating show on network TV and Damon Killian, the creator and host is the most popular entertainer in the US. But one man has yet to play... Former L.A. police officer Ben Richards, framed for the massacre of innocent people, when disobeyed orders is recaptured, after escaping from prison. Ben is forced to appear on "The Running Man", joined by resistance fighters William Laughlin and Harold Weiss and Amber Mendez, (a network employee who Richards took hostage and she turned Richards into the authorities) are chased by The Stalkers, as they search for the secret base of the resistance, as they bid to broadcast the truth about the government and prove Ben's innocence."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Jesse Venture is in it.  Hot governor on governor action!
-Anytime Richard Dawson is on screen.
-They're really milking the whole "I'll be back" thing.

Crap!  How the hell could I have forgotten this one?  One thing I'd like to add:

- The fact that it bears almost NO resemblance to the Stephen King novel on which it was based.
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Post by: Minnesota on January 11, 2008, 09:13:20 AM
 :cheers: The Running Man would be an awesome Rifftrax 
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Post by: Rude on January 11, 2008, 09:13:34 AM
Quote
33. The Last Starfighter - (1984)- 75 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Doctor Who?)

Hey look at that, one of my movies finally made it on the list! That was my number three choice...

-Rude
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Post by: BEERxTaco on January 11, 2008, 10:54:57 AM
31. Escape From New York - (1981)- 77 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Equal Rights For Pigs)

yay, finally one of mine made it !
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 11, 2008, 01:40:36 PM
(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/386/hulksc2.jpg)

30. The Hulk - (2003)- 78 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 annearchist)

Directed by Ang Lee
Starring Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly and Nick Nolte

Synopsis:
"Bruce Banner (Eric Bana), a brilliant scientist with a cloudy past about his family, is involved in an accident in his laboratory causing him to become exposed to gamma radiation and Nanomeds (A tiny life-form that is supposed to heal wounds but has killed everything with which they have made contact.) Confused and curious about his survival, Banner discovers that since the accident, whenever he becomes angry he transforms into a giant green monster destroying everything in sight in an act of fury. Bruce's mysterious past and the answer to why the radiation had this effect becomes revealed to him as his Birth Father David Banner (Nick Nolte) intervenes with hopes to continue experimenting on him."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Hulk dogs
-I know, let's watch him JUMP so more!
-Project Angry Man
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 11, 2008, 01:51:46 PM
(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/1998/xfvidmvgz5.jpg)

29. The X-Files - (1998)- 78 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Smoky)

Directed by Rob Bowman
Starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and Mitch Pileggi

Synopsis:
"After five years of chasing paranormal activity, the X-Files are closed by the government. FBI Agent Fox "Spooky" Mulder and his skeptical partner, Dana Scully, are reassigned to more mundane duties...such as bomb detail. Even so, Mulder gets more and more information confirming his suspicions about alien activity on Earth and a secret, international cabal of men protecting that confidential information. An outbreak of metamorphic alien activity in Texas provides the clues for the agents."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-X-Files Vs. THE BEES
-Haven't watched the TV show? Well, SCREW YOU!
-Alien Vs. Caveman
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Post by: RoninFox on January 11, 2008, 01:53:00 PM
I think I had seen about 5 episodes of X-Files before giving the movie a shot.  It...almost made sense, or at least it gave you the impression that it should make sense.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on January 11, 2008, 01:56:37 PM
(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/1998/xfvidmvgz5.jpg)

29. The X-Files - (1998)- 78 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Smoky)

Directed by Rob Bowman
Starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and Mitch Pileggi

Synopsis:
"After five years of chasing paranormal activity, the X-Files are closed by the government. FBI Agent Fox "Spooky" Mulder and his skeptical partner, Dana Scully, are reassigned to more mundane duties...such as bomb detail. Even so, Mulder gets more and more information confirming his suspicions about alien activity on Earth and a secret, international cabal of men protecting that confidential information. An outbreak of metamorphic alien activity in Texas provides the clues for the agents."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-X-Files Vs. THE BEES
-Haven't watched the TV show? Well, SCREW YOU!
-Alien Vs. Caveman

Even as a Fan i think a Riff of this movie would be good.

I can't remember if i put it on my list or not.
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 11, 2008, 01:58:31 PM
(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/5209/img0042hl8.jpg)

28. Alien - (1979)- 78 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Tyrant)

Directed by Ridley Scott
Starring Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt and Ian Holm

Synopsis:
"On what should have been a trip back to Earth, the Nostromo, a mining freighter, is automatically re-routed to a desolate planet after receiving an SOS coming from it. After the crew is awakened, they investigate the source of the SOS, and discover a derelict alien ship on the planet. One of the crew members is put into a coma by an alien creature while investigating the ship. But the alien parasite dies and the crew think all is well. But the small ordeal was only a prelude for greater things to come..."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Sigourney Weaver takes on an alien foe... in her undies.
-Robots bleed milk
-Nope, not a penis head, no sir.
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 11, 2008, 02:06:03 PM
(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/290/powerglovedt8.jpg)

27. The Wizard - (1989)- 82 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 mlcorcoran)

Directed by Todd Holland
Starring Fred Savage, Jenny Lewis and Christian Slater

Synopsis:
"Corey and Jimmy Woods are two brothers who are being separated due to their parents divorcing. Jimmy is a mentally unstable kid that has had problems ever since his sister died at a young age. One day, Corey discovers that Jimmy has a natural talent for playing video games. He is one of the best around, and the two journey to the West Coast to compete in a video game championship, but along the way, they must avoid the adults, who are trying to take Jimmy away."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-"I LOVE THE POWER GLOVE! IT'S SO BAD!"
-"HE TOUCHED MY BREAST!"
-"50,000! YOU SCORED 50,000 POINTS ON DOUBLE DRAGON!?!"
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 11, 2008, 02:12:20 PM
(http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/186/zardoz13zq6.jpg)

26. Zardoz - (1974)- 83 points
(7 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #3 jetjaguar13)

Directed by John Boorman
Starring Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling and Sara Kestelman

Synopsis:
"Zed is a exterminator, a savage warrior living in a post-apocalyptic future world. Like all exterminators, Zed worships a stone head called Zardoz as a god. Zardoz promises all those who worship that when they die, they will go to the Vortex, a community inhabited by immortal men and women. Zed finds himself in Zardoz's mouth and Zardoz arrives in the Vortex. Zed's arrival in the Vortex begins to cause disruption, as Zed sets out to discover the secrets of Zardoz. Where Zed encounters a stranger named Arthur Frayn in a library and Arthur teaches Zed to read and reveals Zardoz's secrets, which could bring about the fall of all life in The Vortex and lead Zed to giving the immortals, the gift of death."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Giant floating stone heads
-Sean Connery in a wedding dress.
-The fact that the gun is good and the penis is bad.
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Post by: Raven on January 11, 2008, 02:30:46 PM

28. Alien - (1979)- 78 points

(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Tyrant

Didn't see that #1 vote coming at all.  I think that it would make a great riff but I forgot to include it.  Stupid boxed sets sitting on the other shelf.   
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Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on January 11, 2008, 02:38:59 PM
Alien, The Wizard, and The Hulk are this high on the list? This thing is going to get epic before too long.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 11, 2008, 02:40:14 PM
(http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/186/zardoz13zq6.jpg)

Can I go blind now, please?   :gouge:
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Post by: RoninFox on January 11, 2008, 02:41:24 PM
(http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/186/zardoz13zq6.jpg)

Can I go blind now, please?   :gouge:

That's NOT our Zardoz!
(laugh track)
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Post by: Gaseous Snake on January 11, 2008, 02:42:09 PM
(http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/186/zardoz13zq6.jpg)

Can I go blind now, please?   :gouge:
It's as if Borat went back in time and starred in an action movie.
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Post by: dignan on January 11, 2008, 02:48:10 PM
The Wizard!  Aw man, how could I leave that off my list?

Hey, just, keep your power glove to yourself man.
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Post by: Raven on January 11, 2008, 02:50:18 PM
My response to the Zardoz pic.  - 

No comment. 
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Post by: Smoky on January 11, 2008, 02:52:34 PM
I’m surprised The X-Files: Fight The Future made it ahead of some of those other movies. What I really want to see are early episodes of the show riffed, but I’ll take this if I can get it.

And Alien would be good, but I think Aliens would be much better. Wonder if it’ll make the list..

What the HELL is Zardoz? Wait, I don’t need to know anymore!
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Post by: Chaos on January 11, 2008, 02:57:13 PM
Can I go blind now, please?   :gouge:

Sorry, PSCD, you cannot un-see what has already been seen. :D
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Post by: Junkyard on January 11, 2008, 03:19:41 PM
Can I go blind now, please?   :gouge:

Sorry, PSCD, you cannot un-see what has already been seen. :D

Do you seriously want that image to be the last you ever see?
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Post by: k1 on January 11, 2008, 03:48:02 PM
Nice!  A bunch of mine made the cut so far.  I tried to pass over the obvious Red Dawn choice (I think I had that as my last pick) since I knew everyone else would put it.  I wanted to give more points to things like Escape From Wherever 1 & 2, The Island, Ghost Rider, etc.

My list had alot of Kurt Russell and Nic Cage now that I think about it.
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Post by: gbeenie on January 11, 2008, 05:36:14 PM

-The fact that the gun is good and the penis is bad.

If I ever get a tattoo, this slogan is a strong frontrunner.
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Post by: Dim of the Yard on January 11, 2008, 09:08:59 PM
40. The Island - (2005)- 68 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #2 votes, gbeenie, Junkyard)

"Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly Utopian but contained facility in the mid 21st century. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to the "The Island" - reportedly the last uncontaminated spot on the planet. But Lincoln soon discovers that everything about his existence is a lie. He and all of the other inhabitants of the facility are actually human clones. Lincoln makes a daring escape with a beautiful fellow resident named Jordan Two-Delta. Relentlessly pursued by the forces of the sinister institute that once housed them, Lincoln and Jordan engage in a race for their lives to literally meet their makers."

And Michael Bay blames the failure of this movie on the fact that the big "twist" was revealed in the previews?  He's not exactly an M. Night Shymalan, but considering the latter's most recent movies, I don't know which director I just insulted.

39. National Treasure - (2004)- 69 points
(7 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #9 Brak)

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

I haven't seen this movie, so forgive me if this is a stupid question: Would the big secret that's hiding on the Declaration of Independence also happen to be posted on all of the copies of the Declaration that are sold in the gift shops?

38. Rocky IV - (1985)- 70 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Brak)

"Heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Balboa accompanies his friend Apollo Creed, who will be in a match against Ivan Drago, a Russian boxer who has been scientifically trained, using high tech equipment. When Drago kills Apollo in the match, Rocky blames himself for Apollo's death, and promises to get revenge on Drago in the ring, in the name of Apollo and the United States. Against the wishes of his wife Adrian, Rocky is off to the USSR to take on Drago, and hires Apollo's former manager Duke to help him prepare for the fight. While Drago enhances his amazing punching power using high-tech equipment, Rocky toughens up under the guidance of Duke in a compound in the frozen Soviet countryside, with his mind set on destroying Drago."

Friend of mine was killed in Russian boxing ring
Didn't get to bed last night
Decided revenge would be the sweetest thing
Now I'm in a dreadful plight

I'm stuck in the USSR
You don't know how crappy this is, boy
I'm stuck in the USSR

37. Dirty Dancing - (1987)- 71 points
(6 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #5 votes, bettertomorrowamy, Courtney)

"In the 1960s, Frances "Baby" Houseman, a sweet daddy's girl, goes with her family to a resort in upstate New York's Catskill Mountains.  Unexpectedly, Baby becomes infatuated with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny, a man whose background is vastly different from her own. Baby lies to her father to get money to pay for an illegal abortion for Johnny's dance partner (Johnny is not the father). She then fills in as Johnny's dance partner and it is as he is teaching her the dance routine that they fall in love. It all comes apart when Johnny's friend falls seriously ill after her abortion and Baby gets her father, who saves the girl's life. He then learns what Baby has been up to, who with and worse - that he funded the illegal abortion. He bans his daughter from any further association with 'those people'."

I must say, there's something off-putting about an abortion being funded thanks to a woman whom everybody knows as Baby.

36. Under Siege - (1992)- 72 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #4 RobTheBarbarian)

"Casey Ryback is a former Navy SEAL captain who is now the cook aboard the USS Missouri. Everyone aboard is about to celebrate the birthday of Captain Adams. They've even hired a band led by William Strannix, and former playboy playmate Jordan Tate to jump out of a cake and dance. What Adams doesn't know is that he is in for a deadly surprise. Strannix walks into Adams's office and kills Adams, and takes the ship hostage, spreading his men, including Commander Krill, throughout the ship, but Strannix and his men are underestimating Casey. Casey is an expert in martial arts, weapons, tactics, and explosives. After crossing paths with Jordan, Casey lets Jordan tag along with him in his mission to stop Strannix."

For he's a jolly good dead guy
For he's a jolly good dead guy
For he's a jolly good dead guy
And so say all of us!
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Post by: RoninFox on January 11, 2008, 09:15:04 PM
39. National Treasure - (2004)- 69 points
(7 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #9 Brak)

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

I haven't seen this movie, so forgive me if this is a stupid question: Would the big secret that's hiding on the Declaration of Independence also happen to be posted on all of the copies of the Declaration that are sold in the gift shops?

well if you really want to know in advance...

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 11, 2008, 09:36:03 PM
39. National Treasure - (2004)- 69 points
(7 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #9 Brak)

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

I haven't seen this movie, so forgive me if this is a stupid question: Would the big secret that's hiding on the Declaration of Independence also happen to be posted on all of the copies of the Declaration that are sold in the gift shops?

well if you really want to know in advance...

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

I hate this movie already.   ;)
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Post by: Dim of the Yard on January 11, 2008, 09:37:13 PM
well if you really want to know in advance...

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

... I had to ask....

35. Total Recall - (1990)- 73 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #3 BBQ Platypus)

"What is reality when you can't trust your memory? An Earthbound construction worker keeps having dreams about Mars. A trip to a false memory transplant service for an imaginary trip to Mars goes terribly wrong and another personality surfaces. When his old self returns, he finds groups of his friends and several strangers seem to have orders to kill him. He finds records his other self left him that tell him to get to Mars to join up with the underground. The reality of the situation is constantly in question. Who is he? Which personality is correct? Which version of reality is true?"

Reality when you can't trust your memory just means tricking a lie detector test is ridiculously easy.

34. The Running Man - (1987)- 74 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #6 HackBlowfist)

"The year is 2017. The world economy has collapsed. The United States has sealed off it's borders and has become a military controlled police state which controls TV, movies, art, books, communication and censorship. In the police state America has become, criminals have a choice. They can serve their sentences in prison or they can take part in "The Running Man" a government owned violent game-show where contestants running for freedom are pursued by "Stalkers" wrestler-like bounty hunters. "The Running Man" is the top rating show on network TV and Damon Killian, the creator and host is the most popular entertainer in the US. But one man has yet to play... Former L.A. police officer Ben Richards, framed for the massacre of innocent people, when disobeyed orders is recaptured, after escaping from prison. Ben is forced to appear on "The Running Man", joined by resistance fighters William Laughlin and Harold Weiss and Amber Mendez, (a network employee who Richards took hostage and she turned Richards into the authorities) are chased by The Stalkers, as they search for the secret base of the resistance, as they bid to broadcast the truth about the government and prove Ben's innocence."

If somebody says the secret word on this show, do they get $50, or does somebody just punch them in the face?

33. The Last Starfighter - (1984)- 75 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Doctor Who?)

"Alex Rogan lives in a trailer court where his mother is manager and everyone is like a big extended family. He beats the Starfighter Video Game to the applause of everyone in the court and later that day finds he has been turned down for a student loan for college. Depressed, he meets Centauri, who introduces himself as a person from the company that made the Game, before Alex really knows what is going on he is on the ride of his life in a "car" flying thru space. Chosen to take the skills he showed on the video game into real combat to protect the galaxy from an invasion. Alex gets as far as the Starfighter base before he really realized that he was conscripted and requests to be taken back home. When he gets back home, he finds a Zan-Do-Zan (Alien Bounty Hunter) is stalking him. Unable to go home and live, Alex returns to the Starfighter base to find all the pilots have been killed and he is the galaxy's only chance to be saved from invasion. To defeat the invaders, who are paying the Bounty on him, He must be victorious."

Who says video games don't prepare you for the real world?  Maybe I should go into the military and become a mine sweeper.

32. Superman Returns - (2006)- 77 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Shadow)

"After a long period in the space, looking for the remains of planet Krypton, Superman returns to Earth. He misses Lois Lane, who lives with Richard White and has a son. Meanwhile, Lex Luthor plots an evil plan, using crystals he stole from the Fortress of Solitude, to create a new land and submerge the USA."

I love Kevin Spacey, I really do.  He was the one redeeming factor this movie had.  But he was chewing so much scenery, I felt like the movie should have been a cooking show, instead.

31. Escape From New York - (1981)- 77 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Equal Rights For Pigs)

"The year is 1998. Due to huge crime rates, the United States turns its once great city of New York into a maximum security prison where hardcore criminals are put for life. All the bridges leading into the city are mined, a large wall is built along the shoreline and a large police force army is based there to stop or kill any attempted escapees. En route to a conference, the President, on board Air Force One, is forced to eject in a pod when a female terrorist takes over the controls and crashes the plane into a building. A new prisoner, ex-soldier Snake Plissken is offered his freedom if he goes in, frees the President and finds a tape with important information for the conference. Snake agrees but to ensure his co-operation he is injected with a small but powerful explosive that will only be destroyed if his mission is successful. Snake must set out into the decaying city, filled with immoral criminals, and he must succeed - for his own life."

Well, certainly gives a new meaning to "If you can make it [in New York City], you can make it anywhere," doesn't it?  And yes, I do give everybody on this forum permission to hit me for such a stupid joke.
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Post by: gbeenie on January 11, 2008, 10:06:08 PM


34. The Running Man - (1987)- 74 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #6 HackBlowfist)

"The year is 2017. The world economy has collapsed. The United States has sealed off it's borders and has become a military controlled police state which controls TV, movies, art, books, communication and censorship. In the police state America has become, criminals have a choice. They can serve their sentences in prison or they can take part in "The Running Man" a government owned violent game-show where contestants running for freedom are pursued by "Stalkers" wrestler-like bounty hunters. "The Running Man" is the top rating show on network TV and Damon Killian, the creator and host is the most popular entertainer in the US. But one man has yet to play... Former L.A. police officer Ben Richards, framed for the massacre of innocent people, when disobeyed orders is recaptured, after escaping from prison. Ben is forced to appear on "The Running Man", joined by resistance fighters William Laughlin and Harold Weiss and Amber Mendez, (a network employee who Richards took hostage and she turned Richards into the authorities) are chased by The Stalkers, as they search for the secret base of the resistance, as they bid to broadcast the truth about the government and prove Ben's innocence."

If somebody says the secret word on this show, do they get $50, or does somebody just punch them in the face?

I'm pretty sure "punched in the face" was the answer most commonly written on audience feedback cards for test screenings of this movie, to answer the question, "How did this film make you feel?"

33. The Last Starfighter - (1984)- 75 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Doctor Who?)

"Alex Rogan lives in a trailer court where his mother is manager and everyone is like a big extended family. He beats the Starfighter Video Game to the applause of everyone in the court and later that day finds he has been turned down for a student loan for college. Depressed, he meets Centauri, who introduces himself as a person from the company that made the Game, before Alex really knows what is going on he is on the ride of his life in a "car" flying thru space. Chosen to take the skills he showed on the video game into real combat to protect the galaxy from an invasion. Alex gets as far as the Starfighter base before he really realized that he was conscripted and requests to be taken back home. When he gets back home, he finds a Zan-Do-Zan (Alien Bounty Hunter) is stalking him. Unable to go home and live, Alex returns to the Starfighter base to find all the pilots have been killed and he is the galaxy's only chance to be saved from invasion. To defeat the invaders, who are paying the Bounty on him, He must be victorious."

Who says video games don't prepare you for the real world?  Maybe I should go into the military and become a mine sweeper.

And I should go out and try to find my fortune on the high-stakes Solitaire circuit.  :)
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Post by: gbeenie on January 11, 2008, 10:07:24 PM
40. The Island - (2005)- 68 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #2 votes, gbeenie, Junkyard)

"Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly Utopian but contained facility in the mid 21st century. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to the "The Island" - reportedly the last uncontaminated spot on the planet. But Lincoln soon discovers that everything about his existence is a lie. He and all of the other inhabitants of the facility are actually human clones. Lincoln makes a daring escape with a beautiful fellow resident named Jordan Two-Delta. Relentlessly pursued by the forces of the sinister institute that once housed them, Lincoln and Jordan engage in a race for their lives to literally meet their makers."

And Michael Bay blames the failure of this movie on the fact that the big "twist" was revealed in the previews?  He's not exactly an M. Night Shymalan, but considering the latter's most recent movies, I don't know which director I just insulted.

The awfulness of The Island cannot possibly be overstated.
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Post by: Compound on January 11, 2008, 10:30:35 PM
I liked the Running Man. And The Island...
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Post by: Dim of the Yard on January 11, 2008, 10:39:48 PM
I liked the Running Man. And The Island...

And I was able to sit through The Number 26 without harboring any will ill towards Jim Carrey or Joel Schumacher.

... There should be some kind of support group for this stuff.
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Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on January 11, 2008, 11:52:30 PM
Quote
And I was able to sit through The Number 26 without harboring any will ill towards Jim Carrey or Joel Schumacher.
What is that? The sequel? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0481369/)
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Post by: Dim of the Yard on January 12, 2008, 07:28:01 AM
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And I was able to sit through The Number 26 without harboring any will ill towards Jim Carrey or Joel Schumacher.
What is that? The sequel? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0481369/)

It is, indeed.  It's the movie where Jim Carrey, after finding so many ridiculous things to link 23 to, finally goes back over some of his calculations, just to make sure he's really certifiably crazy, and not certifiably crazy and a bad mathmetician.  After double-checking 3,223 calculations, he finds that one of his theories yields the number 26, rather than 23.  This blows the lid off of his obsession completely, and he spirals further into madness knowing that absolutely everything he once knew was a lie.

It was awesome, man.  You should have seen it.  It came out right around the time when I made a stupid typo a few posts back in this very topic.


30. The Hulk - (2003)- 78 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 annearchist)

"Bruce Banner (Eric Bana), a brilliant scientist with a cloudy past about his family, is involved in an accident in his laboratory causing him to become exposed to gamma radiation and Nanomeds (A tiny life-form that is supposed to heal wounds but has killed everything with which they have made contact.) Confused and curious about his survival, Banner discovers that since the accident, whenever he becomes angry he transforms into a giant green monster destroying everything in sight in an act of fury. Bruce's mysterious past and the answer to why the radiation had this effect becomes revealed to him as his Birth Father David Banner (Nick Nolte) intervenes with hopes to continue experimenting on him."

This movie inspired the cry that will be heard for generations to come when viewing this movie: "At least his pants stayed on."

29. The X-Files - (1998)- 78 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Smoky)

Synopsis:
"After five years of chasing paranormal activity, the X-Files are closed by the government. FBI Agent Fox "Spooky" Mulder and his skeptical partner, Dana Scully, are reassigned to more mundane duties...such as bomb detail. Even so, Mulder gets more and more information confirming his suspicions about alien activity on Earth and a secret, international cabal of men protecting that confidential information. An outbreak of metamorphic alien activity in Texas provides the clues for the agents."

Really, all you need to do for that bee scene is to overlay Nic Cage screaming about bees from The Wicker Man.  All you need, you know?

28. Alien - (1979)- 78 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Tyrant)

"On what should have been a trip back to Earth, the Nostromo, a mining freighter, is automatically re-routed to a desolate planet after receiving an SOS coming from it. After the crew is awakened, they investigate the source of the SOS, and discover a derelict alien ship on the planet. One of the crew members is put into a coma by an alien creature while investigating the ship. But the alien parasite dies and the crew think all is well. But the small ordeal was only a prelude for greater things to come..."

(Why am I not surprised that this was Tyrant's #1?)  You know, I'm trying to think of a snarky comment about this movie that doesn't include the phrase "a faceful of alien wing-wong" or any other substitute for the word "penis," but I'm drawing a blank here.  Sorry, kids.

27. The Wizard - (1989)- 82 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 mlcorcoran)

"Corey and Jimmy Woods are two brothers who are being separated due to their parents divorcing. Jimmy is a mentally unstable kid that has had problems ever since his sister died at a young age. One day, Corey discovers that Jimmy has a natural talent for playing video games. He is one of the best around, and the two journey to the West Coast to compete in a video game championship, but along the way, they must avoid the adults, who are trying to take Jimmy away."

Moral of the story, it's all right to exploit the mentally handicapped.  Especially if that kid's named after a Double Dragon character.

26. Zardoz - (1974)- 83 points
(7 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #3 jetjaguar13)

"Zed is a exterminator, a savage warrior living in a post-apocalyptic future world. Like all exterminators, Zed worships a stone head called Zardoz as a god. Zardoz promises all those who worship that when they die, they will go to the Vortex, a community inhabited by immortal men and women. Zed finds himself in Zardoz's mouth and Zardoz arrives in the Vortex. Zed's arrival in the Vortex begins to cause disruption, as Zed sets out to discover the secrets of Zardoz. Where Zed encounters a stranger named Arthur Frayn in a library and Arthur teaches Zed to read and reveals Zardoz's secrets, which could bring about the fall of all life in The Vortex and lead Zed to giving the immortals, the gift of death."

I blame this movie for Sean Connery's characterization in Celebrity Jeopardy.  Just because, for some odd reason, whenever I think of Zardoz, I think of the phrase, "The penis mightier."  Can't imagine why.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 12, 2008, 09:15:11 AM
On Zardoz:  no one mentioned the throwing of the not real woman.  (skip to 2:53)
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 12, 2008, 09:28:46 AM
Some trailers:

Braveheart
http://www.movie-list.net/classics121807/braveheart-trailer.mov

High School Musical
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Star Trek: the Motion Picture
http://www.movie-list.net/classics121807/star_trek1_tsr.mov
http://www.movie-list.net/classics121807/star_trek1_trl.mov

Congo
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
[gv=475,325]From Justin to Kelly[/gv]
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: Shadow on January 12, 2008, 12:13:12 PM
So far I've had 4 of mine show up: Under Siege, Superman Returns, Hulk, and The Wizard.  I almost threw in a vote for Willow but replaced it at the last minute.

I've got The Last Starfighter sitting around here but have never actually watched it.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 12, 2008, 12:16:32 PM
I've got The Last Starfighter sitting around here but have never actually watched it.

It's a movie with a good heart.  You should watch it without someone talking over it first.
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Post by: Tripe on January 12, 2008, 12:45:54 PM
It was one of my favorite films when I was little.

Sorry.

And hey the President likes it (http://www.theonion.com/content/node/28239) ;)
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 12, 2008, 01:17:30 PM
And hey the President likes it (http://www.theonion.com/content/node/28239) ;)

God.....you scared me.   :)
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Post by: anais.jude on January 12, 2008, 03:42:24 PM
Is Greg nursing the mother of all hangovers? where is the rest of the countdown?
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Post by: Raven on January 12, 2008, 03:50:58 PM
He misses days once in a while.  Patience. 
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 12, 2008, 05:31:47 PM
Planet of the Apes

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Really, Roeper?  Really?


Ghost Rider

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Willow

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Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 12, 2008, 05:38:26 PM
Grease

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Escape from LA

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Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 12, 2008, 05:46:06 PM
The Island

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National Treasure

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Rocky IV

http://www.movie-list.net/classics121807/rocky4.mov
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Post by: RoninFox on January 12, 2008, 05:58:31 PM
I enjoyed Charlie, but Burton's POTA, pure crap.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 12, 2008, 07:07:02 PM
It's pretty funny to hear Roeper defend what is arguably Burton's worst movie (though there's Charlie to contend for that spot). What a douchebag that guy is.

And it starts with one really laughable scene...because eventually you can see Wahlberg's fillings.  So why would a human have dental work in that world...and why didn't the ape notice and know that something was up with him?

They could CGI attacking apes for this film but they couldn't "erase" the sight of Wahlberg's fillings?
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Post by: stansimpson on January 13, 2008, 02:05:40 AM
My "just enjoy it... it's only a movie" side of me wants to side with Roeper, but my rational side of me is with Ebert on Burton's POTA.  Certainly not a thumbs up movie.  But Jurassic Park 3 the better movie ("more fun" and "better technical")?  I just can't go with that.  I mean the dinos LITERALLY talked to each other!  They coulda put subtitles in half those scenes!  Just stupid.
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 13, 2008, 12:35:42 PM
(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/4760/lordoftherings21zb4.jpg)

25. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - (2002)- 85 points
(8 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #4 Smoky)

Directed by Peter Jackson
Starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen and Viggo Mortensen

Synopsis:
"Sauron's forces increase. His allies grow. The Ringwraiths return in an even more frightening form. Saruman's army of Uruk Hai is ready to launch an assault against Aragorn and the people of Rohan. Yet, the Fellowship is broken and Boromir is dead. For the little hope that is left, Frodo and Sam march on into Mordor, unprotected. A number of new allies join with Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, Pippin and Merry. And they must defend Rohan and attack Isengard. Yet, while all this is going on, Sauron's troops mass toward the City of Gondor, for the War of the Ring is about to begin."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-I highly anticipate Mike and Kevin's take on Gollum.
-I'm not dead! I'm getting better!
-Oh, just kiss him already, Sam!
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Post by: jetjaguar15 on January 13, 2008, 12:39:23 PM
Quite nice! I like the potential for riffs in TTT - it'd be a good one!
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Post by: BathTub on January 13, 2008, 12:43:38 PM
Lower than I expected.
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 13, 2008, 12:47:10 PM
(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/985/starwarsepisodeivanewhola3.jpg)

24. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope - (1977)- 86 points
(6 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Tyrant)

Directed by George Lucas
Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher

Synopsis:
"Princess Leia is held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the Galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing Captain Han Solo team together with the lovable robotic duo, R2-D2 and C-3PO, to rescue the beautiful princess and restore justice in the Empire."

Possible Points of Comedy:
-Like whiny father, like whiny son.
-What? A lightsaber fight without a lot of flipping and force-pushing?
-I'd have to say the change from clone troopes to stormtroopers is a bit of a downgrade.
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 13, 2008, 12:55:49 PM
(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/2152/xanadu2ik7.jpg)

23. Xanadu - (1980)- 86 points
(6 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #1 votes, dignan, annearchist)

Directed by Robert Greenwald
Starring Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly and Michael Beck

Synopsis:
"The Greek muses incarnate themselves on Earth to inspire men to achieve. One of them, incarnated as a girl named Kira, encounters an artist named Sonny Malone. With the help of Danny McGuire, a man Kira had inspired forty years earlier, Sonny builds a huge disco roller rink."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-So, it's like Tron, only with no excuse for the special effects.
-Don Bluth, no!
-Gene Kelly's PINK SUIT
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Post by: gbeenie on January 13, 2008, 12:58:01 PM
Woo hoo! Three from my list so far (I DID put The Running Man on my list; didn't I, Greg?).
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Post by: gbeenie on January 13, 2008, 01:00:54 PM
(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/3697/runningmw6.jpg)

34. The Running Man - (1987)- 74 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #6 HackBlowfist)

Directed by Paul Michael Glaser
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso and Richard Dawson

Synopsis:
"The year is 2017. The world economy has collapsed. The United States has sealed off it's borders and has become a military controlled police state which controls TV, movies, art, books, communication and censorship. In the police state America has become, criminals have a choice. They can serve their sentences in prison or they can take part in "The Running Man" a government owned violent game-show where contestants running for freedom are pursued by "Stalkers" wrestler-like bounty hunters. "The Running Man" is the top rating show on network TV and Damon Killian, the creator and host is the most popular entertainer in the US. But one man has yet to play... Former L.A. police officer Ben Richards, framed for the massacre of innocent people, when disobeyed orders is recaptured, after escaping from prison. Ben is forced to appear on "The Running Man", joined by resistance fighters William Laughlin and Harold Weiss and Amber Mendez, (a network employee who Richards took hostage and she turned Richards into the authorities) are chased by The Stalkers, as they search for the secret base of the resistance, as they bid to broadcast the truth about the government and prove Ben's innocence."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Jesse Venture is in it.  Hot governor on governor action!
-Anytime Richard Dawson is on screen.
-They're really milking the whole "I'll be back" thing.

Crap!  How the hell could I have forgotten this one?  One thing I'd like to add:

- The fact that it bears almost NO resemblance to the Stephen King novel on which it was based.

There's a reason King made them leave the "Based On The Novel By" credit as Richard Bachman (the pseudonym under which he wrote it).
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 13, 2008, 01:05:54 PM
(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/1689/1983supermaniiidd5.jpg)

22. Superman III - (1983)- 88 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Homunculus)

Directed by Richard Lester
Starring Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor and Margot Kidder (kinda)

Synopsis:
"Wealthy businessman Ross Webster discovers the hidden talents of Gus Gorman, a mischievous computer genius. Ross decides to abuse his talents, in a way to help Webster with his plans for economic control. When the man of steel interferes, something must be done about Supes. When Gus' synthetic Kryptonite fails to kill Superman, it turns him in an evil incarnation of his former self. The tar-laced Kryptonite pits man against himself, setting up the Clark vs. Superman battle."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-The, um, Superman Vs. Superman scenes.
-Richard Pryor. It's what the kids want!
-The above image.
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Post by: jetjaguar15 on January 13, 2008, 01:08:50 PM
Oh wow.. the legendary first awful Superman sequel.
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 13, 2008, 01:15:06 PM
(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/11/highlanderii5zg9.jpg)

21. Highlander II: The Quickening - (1991)- 89 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 gbeenie)

Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Starring Sean Connery, Christopher Lambert and Virginia Madsen

Synopsis:
"In the year 2025, the ozone layer is believed to have been destroyed. It is up to MacLeod and Rameriz to set things right. Opposition comes from both the planet Ziest (MacLeod and Ramirez's homeworld) and a corporation profiting from the supposed lack of ozone. Also, flashbacks show the story behind MacLeod and Ramirez's exile from Ziest."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Death is never having to say your dead.
-btw we're aliens
-Haha the ozone layer
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Post by: dignan on January 13, 2008, 01:19:28 PM
(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/2152/xanadu2ik7.jpg)

23. Xanadu - (1980)- 86 points
(6 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #1 votes, dignan, annearchist)

Directed by Robert Greenwald
Starring Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly and Michael Beck

Synopsis:
"The Greek muses incarnate themselves on Earth to inspire men to achieve. One of them, incarnated as a girl named Kira, encounters an artist named Sonny Malone. With the help of Danny McGuire, a man Kira had inspired forty years earlier, Sonny builds a huge disco roller rink."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-So, it's like Tron, only with no excuse for the special effects.
-Don Bluth, no!
-Gene Kelly's PINK SUIT

Hooray!  Xanadu made other people's lists as well!  I'm delighted.  

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Post by: gbeenie on January 13, 2008, 01:29:53 PM
(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/11/highlanderii5zg9.jpg)

21. Highlander II: The Quickening - (1991)- 89 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 gbeenie)

Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Starring Sean Connery, Christopher Lambert and Virginia Madsen

Synopsis:
"In the year 2025, the ozone layer is believed to have been destroyed. It is up to MacLeod and Rameriz to set things right. Opposition comes from both the planet Ziest (MacLeod and Ramirez's homeworld) and a corporation profiting from the supposed lack of ozone. Also, flashbacks show the story behind MacLeod and Ramirez's exile from Ziest."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Death is never having to say your dead.
-btw we're aliens
-Haha the ozone layer

W00T!
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Post by: jetjaguar15 on January 13, 2008, 01:39:54 PM
I have to agree.. I just can't see myself enjoying a riffing of the "original trilogy".
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Post by: RoninFox on January 13, 2008, 01:41:17 PM
(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/1689/1983supermaniiidd5.jpg)
Quote

This is automatically my favorite shot of Superman ever, I don't even remember this movie beyond Richard Pryor I think.
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Post by: RoninFox on January 13, 2008, 01:42:35 PM
I have to agree.. I just can't see myself enjoying a riffing of the "original trilogy".

As much as I love them, I end up riffing them myself when I watch them now.  I say bring it on.  The Raiders riff was hilarious, and didn't ruin the movie for me at all.  I can still watch it just for its own sake and enjoy it.
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Post by: gbeenie on January 13, 2008, 01:49:45 PM
I have to agree.. I just can't see myself enjoying a riffing of the "original trilogy".

As much as I love them, I end up riffing them myself when I watch them now.

Same here; I can't watch them with people anymore, because I won't shut up.
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Post by: Pak-Man on January 13, 2008, 01:53:04 PM
As a full-fledged, Action-Figure-Having-In-My-30s, prequel-loving, expanded-universe-reading, Able-to-identify-obscure-characters-whose-names-are-never-spoken, Ewok-Enjoying Star Wars Fan, I support an OT Riff. I figure if you can't laugh at your favorite things, you can't be sure that they're your favorite things. :^)
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Post by: gbeenie on January 13, 2008, 02:02:52 PM
 :clap:
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Post by: anais.jude on January 13, 2008, 02:08:10 PM
i would love riffs of the original trilogy to add to my collection! Also, I think riffing a musical would be great, since Kevin and Dis are very musical themselves.
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Post by: Compound on January 13, 2008, 02:11:14 PM
Come on, Greg. Stop putting in fake movies. They never made a sequel to Highlander.
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Post by: RoninFox on January 13, 2008, 02:13:34 PM
Well put Pak.

Come on, Greg. Stop putting in fake movies. They never made a sequel to Highlander.

Got to love the sequel so horrible that even future bad sequels are embarrassed by it and refuse to acknowledge it happened.  Doesn't this suffer from director's cut syndrome though, what with the "Renegade" version that tries to eliminate the alien references?
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Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on January 13, 2008, 03:37:47 PM
I'm sorry, but the Two Towers really doesn't have enough content to really make it work. It's very long and boring with little happening on screen at any given time.
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Post by: gbeenie on January 13, 2008, 03:43:55 PM
Are you kidding?

"Run, forest! Run!"
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Post by: RoninFox on January 13, 2008, 03:44:24 PM
In other words, it's Manos-like in pacing.  That in and of itself can be a source of comedy if done right.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 13, 2008, 04:04:07 PM
I figure if you can't laugh at your favorite things, you can't be sure that they're your favorite things. :^)

I don't really think that's true. And yes, I can laugh at the OT.  But I don't want to hear Mike Nelson's voice in my mind every time I do it.  It's a little like making fun of a family member--I can do it, but if any of you fuckers do I'll knock your teeth out.

And I think that's true for most people.  I like Mike Nelson. I like Star Wars. I don't want to dislike either one.
I've read the Mad Magazine satires of these movies....I can't see them coming up with enough that's really different to make the OT worth while.
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Post by: RoninFox on January 13, 2008, 04:09:44 PM
Would it make any difference if the Riffs were on the "special editions" and mostly targeting the horrible changes that in and of themselves seek to destroy the charm of the original versions?  Considering the trilogy has been released three times to date on dvd, two of them only containing this version, and one containing this version with the original cuts as a "special feature" (somehow deluding Lucas and the company into thinking they're not the ONLY reason that edition of the dvds sold) the SEs seem the much more likely target.  Everyone who bought dvds has them, people who don't like Star Wars won't care either way, people who do like Star Wars might find it cathartic to attack the re-release, I know I would.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 13, 2008, 04:13:13 PM
Dirty Dancing

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Under Siege

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Total Recall

http://www.movie-list.net/classics121807/total_recall.mov

The Running Man

http://www.movie-list.net/classics121807/running_man.mov
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 13, 2008, 04:20:28 PM
The Last Starfighter

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Superman Returns

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Escape from New York

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Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 13, 2008, 04:31:10 PM
The Hulk

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X-Files

http://www.movie-list.net/classics121807/the-x-files-trailer-1.mov

Alien

http://www.movie-list.net/classics121807/alien-teaser-640.mov

The Wizard

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Zardoz

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Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 13, 2008, 04:41:04 PM
The Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers

http://www.movie-list.net/classics121807/tower_tsr_h640_ml.mov

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

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Xanadu

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Superman III

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Highlander II: the Quickening

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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 13, 2008, 04:48:51 PM
Xanadu

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Wow....never saw that before.  That sucked almost as much as the movie did.

BTW....much as Xanadu deserves it, I wish Newton-John's first movie, Toomorrow was on DVD....talk about a turd burger!!  A supposed sci-fi comedy musical featuring a 1960's British Art School band who like listening to elevator music, evidently....and make the New Christie Minstrels sound like James Brown.

[yt=425,350]v/Wukv16cwPww&rel=1[/yt]

Think Rifftrax could manage to do a movie that's on YouTube in sections?   ;)
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Post by: SuperMappy on January 13, 2008, 05:30:46 PM
(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/2152/xanadu2ik7.jpg)

23. Xanadu - (1980)- 86 points
(6 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #1 votes, dignan, annearchist)

Directed by Robert Greenwald
Starring Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly and Michael Beck

Synopsis:
"The Greek muses incarnate themselves on Earth to inspire men to achieve. One of them, incarnated as a girl named Kira, encounters an artist named Sonny Malone. With the help of Danny McGuire, a man Kira had inspired forty years earlier, Sonny builds a huge disco roller rink."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-So, it's like Tron, only with no excuse for the special effects.
-Don Bluth, no!
-Gene Kelly's PINK SUIT

If I would have remember to actually vote, this one would have also been my number one choice. I've always been a big fan of Olivia Newton-John's music and ELO's. I do like this movie better than Grease though. Travolta ruined Grease for me, Micheal Beck would have been a better choice for Grease!
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 13, 2008, 05:42:42 PM
If I would have remember to actually vote, this one would have also been my number one choice. I've always been a big fan of Olivia Newton-John's music and ELO's. I do like this movie better than Grease though. Travolta ruined Grease for me, Micheal Beck would have been a better choice for Grease!

I still say....Xanadu's burning question....who had fewer facial expressions, Newton-John or Beck?  I think she managed two or three....his seems to be the same throughout....   ;)
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Post by: jetjaguar15 on January 13, 2008, 06:54:43 PM
While I do love me some ELO, this Xanadu thing looks...dear god, it's ghastly. 

Which is why it cries out to the heavens for riffing!
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Post by: SuperMappy on January 13, 2008, 06:57:31 PM
While I do love me some ELO, this Xanadu thing looks...dear god, it's ghastly. 

Which is why it cries out to the heavens for riffing!

The movie itself stinks on ice and is perfect for a rifferectomy. If it wasn't for ONJ or ELO I wouldn't own the DVD or the sountrack album and CD :)
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Post by: Junkyard on January 13, 2008, 07:32:00 PM
(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/2152/xanadu2ik7.jpg)

23. Xanadu - (1980)- 86 points
(6 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #1 votes, dignan, annearchist)

Directed by Robert Greenwald
Starring Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly and Michael Beck

Synopsis:
"The Greek muses incarnate themselves on Earth to inspire men to achieve. One of them, incarnated as a girl named Kira, encounters an artist named Sonny Malone. With the help of Danny McGuire, a man Kira had inspired forty years earlier, Sonny builds a huge disco roller rink."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-So, it's like Tron, only with no excuse for the special effects.
-Don Bluth, no!
-Gene Kelly's PINK SUIT


.... just to knitpick, because I made a point of looking it up when I saw this, I don't think those girls were GREEK muses. No Kira in the group according to Wikipedia. I thik they're just general muses.
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Post by: dignan on January 13, 2008, 09:59:05 PM
Well, they are the daughters of Zeus.
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Post by: stansimpson on January 14, 2008, 12:00:40 AM
I'm loving this thread!  Thanks for compiling it!  Has this been done before?  Like, is there an older, likely-outdated kind that somebody could direct me to?
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Post by: mrbasehart on January 14, 2008, 05:13:21 AM
I'm loving this thread!  Thanks for compiling it!  Has this been done before?  Like, is there an older, likely-outdated kind that somebody could direct me to?

Near the very beginning of this board, we had a "Rifftrax playoffs" where groups of films were pitted against each other in several elimination polls.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 14, 2008, 05:20:00 AM
.... just to knitpick, because I made a point of looking it up when I saw this, I don't think those girls were GREEK muses. No Kira in the group according to Wikipedia. I thik they're just general muses.

During the movie, Kira tries to tell Sonny that her name is actually Terpsichore (the "[one who] delights in dance", muse of choral song and dance) but he cuts her off.....

Which is ironic, in that her eight sisters are all the dancers and she just barely walks in time through the routines.   ;)
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Post by: RVR II on January 14, 2008, 05:23:53 AM
Boy, I sure hope DUNE made it into this list.. ::)
Wasn't aware of this list till now :'(
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Post by: RVR II on January 14, 2008, 05:25:54 AM
Boy, I sure hope DUNE made it into this list.. ::)
Wasn't aware of this list till now :'(

Is that because you were on Vacation in Mexico?
Si Senior ;D
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Post by: bettertomorrowamy on January 14, 2008, 07:04:31 AM
Boy, I sure hope DUNE made it into this list.. ::)
Wasn't aware of this list till now :'(

Is that because you were on Vacation in Mexico?
Si Senior ;D

~insert shocked surprise and interrogatory response about RVR going to Mexico~

oh and Dune was on my list.
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Post by: RVR II on January 14, 2008, 07:29:31 AM
SWEEET!! ;D
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Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on January 14, 2008, 08:06:32 AM
Yeah. I'm pretty sure Dune will be ranking pretty high.

What are people expecting the top 10 to include? What are some of the really popular ones that people seem to really want on the board here? I'm hoping for Gamera, and I know that Dune is a pretty sure bet, but what else will likely be included? Speculate before he posts ;)
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Post by: SmilinJackRoss on January 14, 2008, 08:08:28 AM
Red Dawn is very likely to rank high.  Also, Godzilla (1998), Jurassic Park, Some kind of Uwe Boll.
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Post by: Tripe on January 14, 2008, 08:11:46 AM
Certainly people ask themselves "what's going on?" during his films.
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Post by: Rude on January 14, 2008, 08:19:17 AM
Quote from: Insert Coin(s) to Continue
What are people expecting the top 10 to include?

This probably won't happen with the top ten, but for the rest of the list... i'm guessing that a lot of people out there are completists and probably can't live with the fact that the guys have only riffed like, the first Matrix or Lord Of The Rings films. So unfortunately i expect the rest of the list to be filled with lots of sequels. Definitely not the whole thing, but i'm pretty sure there's going to be some more Star Treks, Star Wars, LOTR, Matrix, Harry Potter... etc.

-Rude
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Post by: BBQ Platypus on January 14, 2008, 08:26:16 AM
.... just to knitpick, because I made a point of looking it up when I saw this, I don't think those girls were GREEK muses. No Kira in the group according to Wikipedia. I thik they're just general muses.

During the movie, Kira tries to tell Sonny that her name is actually Terpsichore (the "[one who] delights in dance", muse of choral song and dance) but he cuts her off.....

Which is ironic, in that her eight sisters are all the dancers and she just barely walks in time through the routines.   ;)

FZ fans may be familiar with Terpsichore from a passing mention in the song "Mudd Club:"

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And all the rest of whom for which to whensonever of partially indeterminate bio-chemical degradation.  Seek the path to the sudsy yellow nozzle of their foaming nocturnal parametric digital whole-wheat inter-faith geo-thermal terpsichorean ejectamenta.
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Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on January 14, 2008, 08:45:29 AM
Quote from: Insert Coin(s) to Continue
What are people expecting the top 10 to include?

This probably won't happen with the top ten, but for the rest of the list... i'm guessing that a lot of people out there are completists and probably can't live with the fact that the guys have only riffed like, the first Matrix or Lord Of The Rings films. So unfortunately i expect the rest of the list to be filled with lots of sequels. Definitely not the whole thing, but i'm pretty sure there's going to be some more Star Treks, Star Wars, LOTR, Matrix, Harry Potter... etc.

-Rude
I must say I'm guilty of that. I think that being a completionist is something that comes with being a nerd.
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Post by: Dim of the Yard on January 14, 2008, 09:16:38 AM
Man, the longer the list gets, the less confident I am that one of my top two movies won't make it.  Cue my sad face.

Okay, I'm over it.

25. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - (2002)- 85 points
(8 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #4 Smoky)

"Sauron's forces increase. His allies grow. The Ringwraiths return in an even more frightening form. Saruman's army of Uruk Hai is ready to launch an assault against Aragorn and the people of Rohan. Yet, the Fellowship is broken and Boromir is dead. For the little hope that is left, Frodo and Sam march on into Mordor, unprotected. A number of new allies join with Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, Pippin and Merry. And they must defend Rohan and attack Isengard. Yet, while all this is going on, Sauron's troops mass toward the City of Gondor, for the War of the Ring is about to begin."

Marvel as the fight of the century is masterfully captured on film!  The battle of Good vs. Evil has never been so breathtaking and memorable!  Absolutely nothing was spared in shooting this most epic of epic showdowns!  Oh, and enjoy this pleasant little subplot about a wedding ring or something.

24. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope - (1977)- 86 points
(6 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Tyrant)

"Princess Leia is held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the Galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing Captain Han Solo team together with the lovable robotic duo, R2-D2 and C-3PO, to rescue the beautiful princess and restore justice in the Empire."

Never before has rooting for the people who are trying to overthrow the government been so much fun.

23. Xanadu - (1980)- 86 points
(6 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #1 votes, dignan, annearchist)

"The Greek muses incarnate themselves on Earth to inspire men to achieve. One of them, incarnated as a girl named Kira, encounters an artist named Sonny Malone. With the help of Danny McGuire, a man Kira had inspired forty years earlier, Sonny builds a huge disco roller rink."

And to think that a joke pertaining to this movie ("Xanadu?  More like Xana-DON'T, amirite?") is the title of a Broadway musical.  As is this movie.  Goddamn, they'll make a musical out of anything, won't they?  What's next, Evil Dead?

... Oh, wait.

22. Superman III - (1983)- 88 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Homunculus)

"Wealthy businessman Ross Webster discovers the hidden talents of Gus Gorman, a mischievous computer genius. Ross decides to abuse his talents, in a way to help Webster with his plans for economic control. When the man of steel interferes, something must be done about Supes. When Gus' synthetic Kryptonite fails to kill Superman, it turns him in an evil incarnation of his former self. The tar-laced Kryptonite pits man against himself, setting up the Clark vs. Superman battle."

Tar-laced Kryptonite?  If this movie isn't some kind of allegory about the dangers of smoking, I'll eat my hat with ketchup.

21. Highlander II: The Quickening - (1991)- 89 points
(4 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 gbeenie)

"In the year 2025, the ozone layer is believed to have been destroyed. It is up to MacLeod and Rameriz to set things right. Opposition comes from both the planet Ziest (MacLeod and Ramirez's homeworld) and a corporation profiting from the supposed lack of ozone. Also, flashbacks show the story behind MacLeod and Ramirez's exile from Ziest."

(gasp!)  Al Gore was RIGHT!
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Post by: bettertomorrowamy on January 14, 2008, 09:49:53 AM
Quote from: Insert Coin(s) to Continue
What are people expecting the top 10 to include?

This probably won't happen with the top ten, but for the rest of the list... i'm guessing that a lot of people out there are completists and probably can't live with the fact that the guys have only riffed like, the first Matrix or Lord Of The Rings films. So unfortunately i expect the rest of the list to be filled with lots of sequels. Definitely not the whole thing, but i'm pretty sure there's going to be some more Star Treks, Star Wars, LOTR, Matrix, Harry Potter... etc.

-Rude

Yeah, I wish people would NOT insist on all these sequels.  Hearing the same sort of jokes over again is not my idea of a good Rifftrax.  There are so many movies out there to riff. 
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Post by: RevJones on January 14, 2008, 09:53:59 AM
I'd kill someone in front of their mother for a Zardoz riff. I couldn't get past the half-hour mark on that lunacy, and when Connery hides in a big pile of wheat? What?
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 14, 2008, 10:26:46 AM
(http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/7247/fcsjy24105kd0.jpg)

20. Waterworld - (1995)- 90 points
(7 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #6 votes, GregMcduck, mlcorcoran)

Directed by Kevin Reynolds
Starring Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Dennis Hopper

Synopsis:
"The world is flooded. Civilisation is lost under the sea. The Mariner sails his trimoran over the seas, drinking his own Urine and visits a floating atoll of "Drifters". When they find the Mariner to be a mutant they sentence him to death. Meanwhile, a girl with supposedly a map to get to dry land tattoo-ed on her back, is the objective for an attack by a gang of smokers who attack the atoll."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-All hail Joe Hazelwood!
-Kevin Costner's anti-acting.
-It's just dirt, dude.
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 14, 2008, 10:35:24 AM
(http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/5277/billyjack2cn3.jpg)

19. Billy Jack - (1971)- 91 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Compound)

Directed by Tom Laughlin
Starring Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor andClark Howat

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

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-So, to end violence, first we must kill everyone?
-Who's bright idea was it to let the pregnent woman ride a horse?
-Interactive theater. *shudder*
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Post by: Tripe on January 14, 2008, 10:36:45 AM
Yay one of mine finally turns up.

Outstanding
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 14, 2008, 10:42:25 AM
(http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/5464/mastersu7ez0.jpg)

18. Masters of the Universe - (1987)- 91 points
(6 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 mlcorcoran)

Directed by Gary Goddard
Starring Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella and Billy Barty

Synopsis:
"The once-beautiful planet Eternia lies devastated, a victim of the demonic Skeletor and his vile minions. Momentarily vanquished, Eternian hero He-Man and his forces of good escape to a land of strange creatures and customs: Earth, the next battlefront in the quest to become Masters of the Universe. Who awaits the beckon of Skeletor's cadaverous finger? Evil-Lyn (Meg Foster), the Air Centurions and the ghastly foursome of Beastman, Saurod, Blade and Karg. And assisting He-Man? Teela,Man-at-Arms, puckish Gwildor (Billy Barty). And two small-town America kids who stumble across the lost Cosmic Key -- and share an adventure beyond their wildest dreams."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Being all-powerful means having a dorky gold costume.
-This movie is POINTLESS without Orko!
-Never say "Woman-At-Arms" again!
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Post by: ChrisHanel on January 14, 2008, 10:49:26 AM
If I had gotten my list finished in time for submission, Masters would have been my #1 as well.
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 14, 2008, 10:51:33 AM
(http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/4343/matrixreloaded12fh4.jpg)

17. Matrix Reloaded - (2003)- 95 points
(7 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Raven)

Directed by the Wachowski Siblings (is the jury still out on that one?)
Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss

Synopsis:
"Roughly six months after the original "Matrix", Neo begins to have nightmares about Trinity plunging to her death. Meanwhile, the rebels have returned to the city of Zion to learn that 250,000 sentinels are digging towards them in order to seek Zion and wipe out the human resistance. The Oracle gives Neo instructions to find the keymaker and seek out the source. If Neo fails the mission, then the rebellion will be crushed, and the machines will win the war."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-You know, being The One isn't all that impressive when you're The One all the damn time!
-Corny multiple personality jokes.
-Computer programs... cheat on each other?
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 14, 2008, 11:00:45 AM
(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/9872/catwoman2wt5.jpg)

16. Catwoman - (2004)- 101 points
(9 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #7 votes, James of Linhood, Scrivener)

Directed by Pitof *snort*
Starring Halle Berry, Benjamin Bratt and Sharon Stone

Synopsis:
"Catwoman is the story of shy, sensitive artist Patience Philips (Halle Berry), a woman who can't seem to stop apologizing for her own existence. She works as a graphic designer for Hedare Beauty, a mammoth cosmetics company on the verge of releasing a revolutionary anti-aging product. When Patience inadvertently happens upon a dark secret her employer is hiding, she finds herself in the middle of a corporate conspiracy. What happens next changes Patience forever. In a mystical twist of fate, she is transformed into a woman with the strength, speed, agility and ultra-keen senses of a cat. With her newfound prowess and feline intuition, Patience becomes Catwoman, a sleek and stealthy creature balancing on the thin line between good and bad. Like any wildcat, she's dangerous, elusive and untamed. Her adventures are complicated by a burgeoning relationship with Tom Lone (Benjamin Bratt), a cop who has fallen for Patience but cannot shake his fascination with the mysterious Catwoman, who appears to be responsible for a string of crime sprees plaguing the city."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-But... batman...
-The film that even Halle Berry, star of Gothika for crying out loud, will admit is bad.
-Couldn't even bother with a real whip...
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Post by: anais.jude on January 14, 2008, 11:19:50 AM
OH please, they must riff catwoman! talk about a piece of .... anyway
and Masters of the universe, think of all the Courtney Cox jokes!
this list is a beautiful masterpiece
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Post by: jetjaguar15 on January 14, 2008, 11:28:10 AM
(http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/5277/billyjack2cn3.jpg)

19. Billy Jack - (1971)- 91 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Compound)

Directed by Tom Laughlin
Starring Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor andClark Howat

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

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-So, to end violence, first we must kill everyone?
-Who's bright idea was it to let the pregnent woman ride a horse?
-Interactive theater. *shudder*

Never seen it, had never heard of it... Should I be afaraid?
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Post by: Tripe on January 14, 2008, 11:30:01 AM
No you should be perversely intrigued. Rent this movie now!
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Post by: Pak-Man on January 14, 2008, 11:31:44 AM
I just realized yesterday, when it came on TBS, that I left Van Helsing off my list. I hope some of you covered my back on that one. :^)
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Post by: jetjaguar15 on January 14, 2008, 11:32:45 AM
That's actually one of my favorite more-recent cheesy movies. It gave my wife nightmares though...
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Post by: Pak-Man on January 14, 2008, 11:37:07 AM
One wonders how much they'll* be looking at a list like this; do we have any kind of statistical analysis of how much the lads looked at our last go-round in the "tournament" style?


*They = Mike, Bill, Kevin et al.

Well my memory's a little shakey, but of the top five, I think they got number 3 in a couple weeks later (Possibly by coincidence) and #1 is being done over a year later.

So we really have no idea how seriously they took the last poll. :^)
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Post by: Chaos on January 14, 2008, 11:39:41 AM
One wonders how much they'll* be looking at a list like this; do we have any kind of statistical analysis of how much the lads looked at our last go-round in the "tournament" style?


*They = Mike, Bill, Kevin et al.

Well my memory's a little shakey, but of the top five, I think they got number 3 in a couple weeks later (Possibly by coincidence) and #1 is being done over a year later.

So we really have no idea how seriously they took the last poll. :^)

And #1 only because Riff Raff Theater shortlisted it along with some other top forum requests and sort of forced their hand a little bit. :)

"Well Mike, you can do RED DAWN, or you can do Batman & Robin... YOUR CHOICE!!!" :D
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Post by: SmilinJackRoss on January 14, 2008, 11:43:49 AM
When we did the elimination polls, after they were all done Torgos PM'ed me asking for the details of the results of the poll, because Mike wanted to see them.  Supposedly.
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Post by: jetjaguar15 on January 14, 2008, 11:49:37 AM
One wonders how much they'll* be looking at a list like this; do we have any kind of statistical analysis of how much the lads looked at our last go-round in the "tournament" style?


*They = Mike, Bill, Kevin et al.

Well my memory's a little shakey, but of the top five, I think they got number 3 in a couple weeks later (Possibly by coincidence) and #1 is being done over a year later.

So we really have no idea how seriously they took the last poll. :^)

And #1 only because Riff Raff Theater shortlisted it along with some other top forum requests and sort of forced their hand a little bit. :)

"Well Mike, you can do RED DAWN, or you can do Batman & Robin... YOUR CHOICE!!!" :D

That's really interesting! Can you share anymore of the discussion that resulted in them agreeing on B&R? Inquiring minds want to know...
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Post by: Compound on January 14, 2008, 12:48:26 PM

19. Billy Jack - (1971)- 91 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Compound)


Never seen it, had never heard of it... Should I be afaraid?

Yes. It's pure late 60s/ early 70s goofiness in movie form.

It was also *very* popular in the early 70s. It was almost like Titanic in that lots of people saw it, but few people will admit to it these days.
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Post by: stansimpson on January 14, 2008, 01:02:55 PM
If I had gotten my list finished in time for submission, Masters would have been my #1 as well.
Alas, if I had gotten my list finished in time for submission, MOTU would have been my #2.

This thought just came to mind.  Has "Return To Oz" been mentioned... ever?
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Post by: MontyServo on January 14, 2008, 01:18:14 PM

19. Billy Jack - (1971)- 91 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Compound)


I had Billy Jack on my list, but not that high.  Even though it is probably my number one request, I didn't have it high on my list (#16) because i didn't think that many other people would vote for it.  I probably would have it at number 1 or 2 if I had known.
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Post by: Chaos on January 14, 2008, 01:35:45 PM
One wonders how much they'll* be looking at a list like this; do we have any kind of statistical analysis of how much the lads looked at our last go-round in the "tournament" style?


*They = Mike, Bill, Kevin et al.

Well my memory's a little shakey, but of the top five, I think they got number 3 in a couple weeks later (Possibly by coincidence) and #1 is being done over a year later.

So we really have no idea how seriously they took the last poll. :^)

And #1 only because Riff Raff Theater shortlisted it along with some other top forum requests and sort of forced their hand a little bit. :)

"Well Mike, you can do RED DAWN, or you can do Batman & Robin... YOUR CHOICE!!!" :D

That's really interesting! Can you share anymore of the discussion that resulted in them agreeing on B&R? Inquiring minds want to know...

Chris (or maybe even Mike) are probably going to beat me for saying as much as I did. You wouldn't like him when he's angry.

oh shit here he comes...
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 14, 2008, 03:51:31 PM
(http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/9733/batvillkr0.jpg)

15. Batman Forever - (1995)- 107 points
(6 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Brak)

Directed by Joel Schumacher
Starring Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey

Synopsis:
"Batman is back. This time, he faces several challenges. Harvey Dent (Alias Two-Face) who had acid thrown on his face, Edward Nygma (Alias The Riddler) who has invented a device that manipulates human brainwaves and transfers them into his own head, Dr. Chace Maridian, who has a major crush on him and not much his alter-ego Bruce Wayne, and Dick Grayson (Alias Robin), who lost his family at the hands of Two-Face and is taken in by Wayne. Batman, now must train Dick Grayson and confront both Two-Face and The Riddler to save Gotham City."

Possible Points of Comedy:
-Val Kilmer
-Tommy Lee Jones
-Jim Carrey
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Post by: Rude on January 14, 2008, 03:55:37 PM
...

Is it just me, or are they both kinda' going for the same hairdo there?  :D

-Rude
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Post by: jetjaguar15 on January 14, 2008, 03:58:52 PM
I have to admit... I actually liked Jim Carrey as the Riddler. But, Two-Face seemed just tacked-on to the movie. It would have been a much better film with only one villain .
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Post by: Hebs on January 14, 2008, 04:00:21 PM
I have to admit... I actually liked Jim Carrey as the Riddler.

Really?  He definitely was channeling Frank Gorshin but there's NO reason at ALL to see his package suffocating in lycra....  :speechless:
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 14, 2008, 04:01:33 PM

19. Billy Jack - (1971)- 91 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Compound)


I had Billy Jack on my list, but not that high.  Even though it is probably my number one request, I didn't have it high on my list (#16) because i didn't think that many other people would vote for it.  I probably would have it at number 1 or 2 if I had known.

So...do you think they'll riff on the graphic rape scene in this one?  Or tell you to fast forward through it because they can't cut in like in Sidehackers.
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 14, 2008, 04:02:22 PM
(http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/8458/faceoffcap31fn0.jpg)

14. Face/Off - (1997)- 109 points
(7 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #4 annearchist)

Directed by John Woo
Starring John Travolta, Nicolas Cage and Joan Allen

Synopsis:
"Sean Archer has been chasing Castor Troy to avenge his son's death by the hands of the psychotic terrorist for six years. Now that he killed Castor, Sean must find a biological bomb by assuming the identity of Castor Troy by taking his face and being brought in prison. But Troy, who awakes from his coma, takes Archer's face in order to take revenge on him. Now, Troy turns Archer's life upside down by assuming his identity. Will Archer break free from his prison and get his face back, or will Troy have the last laugh?"

Possible Points of Comedy:
-Ed Wood-style weather changes
-John Travolta IS Ghost Rider and Nicolas Cage IS that woman from Hairspray (and dumb jokes like that).
-I'm actually TripeHoundRedux. I was stolen Greg's face and have taken over this list.
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Post by: jetjaguar15 on January 14, 2008, 04:03:38 PM
I've never even seen Face/Off and the movie confuses me!
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Post by: Hebs on January 14, 2008, 04:06:30 PM
-I'm actually TripeHoundRedux. I was stolen Greg's face and have taken over this list.

Haha you were stolen Greg's face....  that's a funny way of putting it.

I have to admit... I actually liked Jim Carrey as the Riddler.

Really?  He definitely was channeling Frank Gorshin but there's NO reason at ALL to see his package suffocating in lycra....  :speechless:

You'd rather see his package out and breathing freely?!

Oh god, that wasn't exactly phrased well now was it.
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Post by: Tyrant on January 14, 2008, 04:07:04 PM
I've never even seen Face/Off and the movie confuses me!

Same here. Is Cage the bad guy? Or is Travolta? Or do they both end up playing bad/good guys? And did this movie inspire the first real life face transplant, or did it come after that and was, in turn, inspired BY the first real life face transplant? Also, is it better to be Cage or Travolta?
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 14, 2008, 04:10:17 PM
(http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/4924/22930874yp3.jpg)

13. House of the Dead - (2003)- 112 points
(6 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #2 votes, James of Linhood, Minnesota)

Directed by Uwe Boll
Starring Jonathan Cherry, Tyron Leitso and Clint Howard

Synopsis:
"This film is a prequel to all of the The House of the Dead video games. Set on an island off the coast, a techno rave party attracts a diverse group of college coeds and a Coast Guard officer. Soon, they discover that their X-laced escapades are to be interrupted by zombies and monsters that attack them on the ground, from the air, and in the sea, ruled by an evil entity in the House of the Dead..."

Possible Points of Comedy:
-Hmm, these college losers sure are talented with shotguns and explosives...
-I know, let's introduce every character with a Matrix-style camera shot!
-Well, whatever gets Clint Howard work.
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Post by: MontyServo on January 14, 2008, 04:15:24 PM

19. Billy Jack - (1971)- 91 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Compound)


I had Billy Jack on my list, but not that high.  Even though it is probably my number one request, I didn't have it high on my list (#16) because i didn't think that many other people would vote for it.  I probably would have it at number 1 or 2 if I had known.

So...do you think they'll riff on the graphic rape scene in this one?  Or tell you to fast forward through it because they can't cut in like in Sidehackers.

I've always thought that would be the one thing that would prevent them from doing this movie.  I think I've even said as much a few times on this very forum.  It's a shame, because the rest of the movie is very worthy of a Rifftrax.  Just that one scene that isn't. 

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Post by: GregMcduck on January 14, 2008, 04:17:00 PM
(http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/6859/15171657ui5.jpg)

12. Super Mario Bros. - (1993)- 114 points
(7 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Doctor Who?)

Directed by Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton
Starring Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo and Dennis Hopper

Synopsis:
"Mario and Luigi, two wacky plumbers, undertake a daring quest to save a princess in "Dinohattan" -- a hidden world where the inhabitants evolved from dinosaurs! Mario (Bob Hoskins) and Luigi (John Leguizamo) face deadly challenges from a diabolical lizard king (Dennis Hopper) and must battle giant reptilian goombas, outwit misfit thugs and undermine a sinister scheme to take over the world!"

Possible Points of Comedy:
-Wait, Bowser is now a dude?
-And that big fish enemy is now a large black woman?
-BOMB-OMB!
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 14, 2008, 04:25:02 PM
(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/332/trexri9.gif)

11. Jurassic Park - (1993)- 124 points
(9 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Minnesota)

Directed by Steven Spielberg
Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum

Synopsis:
"Huge advancements in scientific technology have been able to create an island full of living dinosaurs. John Hammond (Attenborough) have invited four individuals, plus his two grandchildren to join him at Jurassic Park. But will everything go to plan? Especially when one of the parks own workers attempt to steal the dinosaurs embryos, and have to shut down all the electricity in the process. It's now a race for survival with everyone located all over the island."

Possibe Sources of Comedy:
-Remember, you're safe from dinosaur attacks as long as you aren't a greedy lawyer, a poacher or a chain-smoker.
-I'VE HAD IT WITH THESE MUDAFUCKA DINOSAURS ON THIS MUDAFUCKA ISLAND!
-The car in the tree scene totally stole from Time Chasers.
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Post by: Pak-Man on January 14, 2008, 05:18:48 PM
Interesting. Our #2 last year is #10 Anything goes now...
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Post by: mrbasehart on January 14, 2008, 05:25:13 PM
Interesting. Our #2 last year is #10 Anything goes now...

I think maybe people have seen enough "good" movie riffs for the time being? I'm thinking apart from some sequels to other rifftrax, we could see a whole bunch of 80s movies in the top 10. 
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Post by: Raven on January 14, 2008, 05:34:42 PM
If they are going to do the sequels of other Rifftrax then I think Matrix Reloaded would be a good one.  Only sequel on my list though. 

Had Jurassic Park at 8 and almost had House of the Dead on my list but I don't want to watch that one again. 
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 14, 2008, 05:38:21 PM
There are no sequals to movies already riffed on in the top ten.

The Top Ten will be up tomorrow!
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Post by: bettertomorrowamy on January 14, 2008, 05:39:00 PM
There are no sequals to movies already riffed on in the top ten.

The Top Ten will be up tomorrow!

That's good news!
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Post by: mrbasehart on January 14, 2008, 05:44:02 PM
There are no sequals to movies already riffed on in the top ten.

The Top Ten will be up tomorrow!

That's good news!

There are no sequals to movies already riffed on in the top ten.

The Top Ten will be up tomorrow!

That's good news!

It is! Off of the top of my head, I'm think these might appear:

Titanic
Red Dawn
Dune
Commando
Armageddon
Godzilla
Gymkata

Anybody else?
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Post by: Raven on January 14, 2008, 05:47:15 PM
Street Fighter if last years poll had any bearing. 
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Post by: Compound on January 14, 2008, 06:21:45 PM
Perennial nominee Dungeons & Dragons and newcomer Dragon Wars.
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Post by: RoninFox on January 14, 2008, 07:00:09 PM
Great stuff so far, glad to see Masters of the Universe and Super Mario Bros on there.  After suffering through making a He-Man riff of my own (the animated version) some of my friends have been wondering if I'm ever going to take on Dolph's version...I say I'll give it a year, if there isn't a Rifftrax of it by then I'll go for it.  (Anything to delay it   ;) )

Also, adding a point of comedy to Super Mario
-Leguizamo, the Latino Italian
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Post by: jetjaguar15 on January 14, 2008, 07:17:35 PM
I'm really hoping to see the 98 Godzilla on the list.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 14, 2008, 08:02:40 PM
I'm really hoping to see the 98 Godzilla on the list.

I didn't suggest it because they'd probably think they did what they could with it in one of the Sci-Fi Channel Specials - and they don't want to repeat themselves.

Besides....that would mean sitting through it again.   ;)
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Post by: Raven on January 14, 2008, 09:21:59 PM
I'm really hoping to see the 98 Godzilla on the list.
I figured a lot of people would have this won so it was on my list but near the bottom. 
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Post by: bettertomorrowamy on January 14, 2008, 09:36:18 PM
I hope there is a Mel Gibson movie like Thunderdome, The Patriot, Lethal Weapon.... just for the crazy Mel jokes.
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Post by: bratpop on January 14, 2008, 10:23:16 PM
I refuse to buy Batman Forever. You can't make me. That movie does not exist.
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Post by: stansimpson on January 14, 2008, 10:37:55 PM
(http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/6859/15171657ui5.jpg)

12. Super Mario Bros. - (1993)- 114 points
(7 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Doctor Who?)

Directed by Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton
Starring Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo and Dennis Hopper

Synopsis:
"Mario and Luigi, two wacky plumbers, undertake a daring quest to save a princess in "Dinohattan" -- a hidden world where the inhabitants evolved from dinosaurs! Mario (Bob Hoskins) and Luigi (John Leguizamo) face deadly challenges from a diabolical lizard king (Dennis Hopper) and must battle giant reptilian goombas, outwit misfit thugs and undermine a sinister scheme to take over the world!"

Possible Points of Comedy:
-Wait, Bowser is now a dude?
-And that big fish enemy is now a large black woman?
-BOMB-OMB!
I hate to totally geek out here, but it's "Bob-omb"... not "Bomb-omb."
(http://www.themushroomkingdom.net/mariopedia/trophy/bob-omb.jpg)
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Post by: bratpop on January 14, 2008, 10:52:46 PM
Have YOU been injured in an auto accident? Call Bob Omb, attorney at law. I wanna get YOU money.
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Post by: Pak-Man on January 14, 2008, 10:57:12 PM
The funny thing is, the Bob-omb was the ONLY thing they got right. :^)

Bullet Bills is a club, Toad's a hippie, Yoshi's an anamatronic dinosaur, Goombas are lizards, King Koopa's a human.... I wish I could say I was making any of that up. :^)
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Post by: bratpop on January 14, 2008, 10:58:50 PM
*coughnerdcough*
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 14, 2008, 11:07:37 PM
*cougheveryonebornbefore1987playedthatgameandthuscanspottheproblemsofthefilmeasilywithoutbeinganerdcough*
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Post by: Gaseous Snake on January 14, 2008, 11:22:06 PM
*cougheveryonebornbefore1987playedthatgameandthuscanspottheproblemsofthefilmeasilywithoutbeinganerdcough*
This is true. I was born in 1987 and didn't know it was wrong.
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Post by: gbeenie on January 14, 2008, 11:35:29 PM
(http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/5277/billyjack2cn3.jpg)

19. Billy Jack - (1971)- 91 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Compound)

Directed by Tom Laughlin
Starring Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor andClark Howat

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

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-So, to end violence, first we must kill everyone?
-Who's bright idea was it to let the pregnent woman ride a horse?
-Interactive theater. *shudder*

Never seen it, had never heard of it... Should I be afaraid?

Absolutely not. It is beautiful, truthful, incomprehensible and very possibly the most riffable thing ever created.
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Post by: gbeenie on January 14, 2008, 11:40:46 PM

19. Billy Jack - (1971)- 91 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Compound)


I had Billy Jack on my list, but not that high.  Even though it is probably my number one request, I didn't have it high on my list (#16) because i didn't think that many other people would vote for it.  I probably would have it at number 1 or 2 if I had known.

So...do you think they'll riff on the graphic rape scene in this one? .

Made all the more graphic by the fact that, in the unmatted non-widescreen release (the only one that's available, to the best of my knowledge). you can clearly see the top being worn by a supposedly naked woman.
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Post by: gbeenie on January 14, 2008, 11:43:27 PM
(http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/4924/22930874yp3.jpg)

13. House of the Dead - (2003)- 112 points
(6 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #2 votes, James of Linhood, Minnesota)

Directed by Uwe Boll
Starring Jonathan Cherry, Tyron Leitso and Clint Howard

Synopsis:
"This film is a prequel to all of the The House of the Dead video games. Set on an island off the coast, a techno rave party attracts a diverse group of college coeds and a Coast Guard officer. Soon, they discover that their X-laced escapades are to be interrupted by zombies and monsters that attack them on the ground, from the air, and in the sea, ruled by an evil entity in the House of the Dead..."

Possible Points of Comedy:
-Hmm, these college losers sure are talented with shotguns and explosives...
-I know, let's introduce every character with a Matrix-style camera shot!
-Well, whatever gets Clint Howard work.

You forgot to mention:

-Footage from the VIDEOGAME edited into action scenes!
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Post by: gbeenie on January 14, 2008, 11:47:10 PM
I'm really hoping to see the 98 Godzilla on the list.

Eh. That's like shooting bad CGI lizards in a barrel.
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Post by: gbeenie on January 14, 2008, 11:50:09 PM
Wow. SIX of my twenty-five have shown up so far. I'm feeling indecently pleased with myself.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 15, 2008, 01:31:14 AM
*cougheveryonebornbefore1987playedthatgameandthuscanspottheproblemsofthefilmeasilywithoutbeinganerdcough*
This is true. I was born in 1987 and didn't know it was wrong.
I was born before 1987 and didn't have a clue if what he was saying was good or bad..

And I've been called a nerd-ette on occasion.
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Post by: Tripe on January 15, 2008, 05:48:42 AM
*cougheveryonebornbefore1987playedthatgameandthuscanspottheproblemsofthefilmeasilywithoutbeinganerdcough*
*coughtI'mprettysureitwasmeantaffectionatelyandIwasbornin1975andI'veneverplayedasinglemariogamemindyouIalsohaveneverseenthefilmsotherewegochough* ;)
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Post by: Chaos on January 15, 2008, 05:56:47 AM
*cough*Idon'thaveanythingtocontributetothisconversation,Iwasjustreallyboredandwantedtogetinonthiswhole"Icantypewithoutusingthespacekey"thing,itlookedlikefun.Thoughinretrospect,ImustsaythatthisisnotnearlyasamusingasIthoughtitwouldbe,soIthinkIshallstopnow.Butbyallmeans,carryon.*cough*
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Post by: jetjaguar15 on January 15, 2008, 05:57:49 AM
Do i need to start handing out lozenges?
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Post by: Tripe on January 15, 2008, 06:05:24 AM
*cough*Idon'thaveanythingtocontributetothisconversation,Iwasjustreallyboredandwantedtogetinonthiswhole"Icantypewithoutusingthespacekey"thing,itlookedlikefun.Thoughinretrospect,ImustsaythatthisisnotnearlyasamusingasIthoughtitwouldbe,soIthinkIshallstopnow.Butbyallmeans,carryon.*cough*
*coughtwellplayedoldmanchough*
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Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on January 15, 2008, 06:11:56 AM
*cougheveryonebornbefore1987playedthatgameandthuscanspottheproblemsofthefilmeasilywithoutbeinganerdcough*

oooooooooohhhhhhhhhh, see I was born in '88 so I actually like the movie... but then again, I'm not a nerd
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 15, 2008, 06:15:52 AM
*cougheveryonebornbefore1987playedthatgameandthuscanspottheproblemsofthefilmeasilywithoutbeinganerdcough*
*coughtI'mprettysureitwasmeantaffectionatelyandIwasbornin1975andI'veneverplayedasinglemariogamemindyouIalsohaveneverseenthefilmsotherewegochough* ;)
Let's see....what "universal game experiences" have I never bothered with (because I either figured if you're going to throw that many coins into something, I'd rather find a slot machine - at least a chance to get some of it back or after Atari 2600 died I didn't buy into the neverending game format wars)

Never played Donkey Kong, Super Mario Brothers (or the Juniors or whatever), Q-Bert, Galaga, that Don Bluth/Laserdisc powered thing  I forget the name of, Centipede, Street Fighter, Gaunlet, Mortal Kombat.....

Probably be easier to tell you what I DID play...

Like this one (http://www.arcade-history.com/index.php?page=detail&id=2623) in the "cockpit model" (http://www.arcade-history.com/?n=star-wars-cockpit-model&page=detail&id=21219)...and I was very good at it.   :)
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Post by: RoninFox on January 15, 2008, 06:21:27 AM
I refuse to buy Batman Forever. You can't make me. That movie does not exist.

Holy crap!  My DVD shelf is impossible!
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 15, 2008, 06:29:18 AM
I refuse to buy Batman Forever. You can't make me. That movie does not exist.

Holy crap!  My DVD shelf is impossible!
You have a DVD shelf full of Batman Forever?

I wondered who actually bought them.
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Post by: RoninFox on January 15, 2008, 06:30:30 AM
I refuse to buy Batman Forever. You can't make me. That movie does not exist.

Holy crap!  My DVD shelf is impossible!
You have a DVD shelf full of Batman Forever?

I wondered who actually bought them.

Perhaps it's more accurate to say my DVD shelf contains a hole of impossibility between Batman Returns and Batman and Robin.
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Post by: stansimpson on January 15, 2008, 07:19:59 AM
I've got a confession to make.  I'm a nerd... a *sob* Mario nerd.  I own *sob* the Super Mario Brothers movie............ on laserdisc!  *starts crying*  And I used to wear Super Mario Bros. 2 underoos. *has nervous breakdown*

(And to stay marginally on topic, for fans of "The Wizard," check out this trivia-loaded, nerd-inspiring, mostly-everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know interview with the director Todd Holland, conducted for purposes of a future reunion screening with Luke Edwards and Fred Savage: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/35272 (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/35272)).

Currently listening to:  Foo Fighters' "The Best of You" <-(get it?)

And btw, everything I said above is 100% true (except the crying and nervous breakdown).
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Post by: jetjaguar15 on January 15, 2008, 08:40:14 AM
Wasn't the top ten supposed to come out today?
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Post by: ChrisHanel on January 15, 2008, 08:52:21 AM
It's not even noon yet. Guessing Greg's age demographic, he's not even awake yet.
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Post by: jetjaguar15 on January 15, 2008, 08:55:59 AM
Sorry, my day starts at 0330, so I'm a bit off when it comes to time...
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Post by: mlcorcoran on January 15, 2008, 09:00:48 AM
Quote
...a hole of impossibility between Batman Returns and Batman & Robin

a hole between Returns and Batman & Robin? that implies that, while you refuse to buy one bad Batman movie, you did buy its eviler, dumber brother. Batman Forever is by no means a good movie, not as an action movie, not as a comic book movie, not as a documentary on Neon Signage in Urban Settings. But it's still a step above Batman & Robin, which took all the faults of Forever and multiplied them countless times over.
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Post by: MontyServo on January 15, 2008, 09:07:33 AM
Batman Forever would have been fine if Tommy Lee Jones had not hammed it up so much.  If he had been the dark, serious villian and left the goofiness to Jim Carrey, the movie would have been much better.

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Post by: mlcorcoran on January 15, 2008, 09:19:00 AM
yeah that's true, his Two-Face was a cackling buffoon, like Skeletor or Cobra Commander. Totally non-threatening, which I'm sure was on purpose for the kid audience.

but even if Tommy Lee Jones had done a better job at Two-Face, that wouldn't make up for Chris O'Donnell's whinyness, Val Kilmer's hollow performance as Bruce Wayne, and the damn nipple-suits.
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Post by: Smoky on January 15, 2008, 09:38:49 AM
Face/Off and Jurassic Park. I put them both on my list, but I'm slightly ambivalent about them. Face/Off pretty much riffs itself (as does Anaconda, which is also on my list), but I guess there's always room for outside riffs. Jurassic Park is a childhood favorite that I still love, and I'd kind of rather they did The Lost World, but JP probably needs to get riffed eventually.
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Post by: Courtney on January 15, 2008, 09:44:28 AM
yeah that's true, his Two-Face was a cackling buffoon, like Skeletor or Cobra Commander. Totally non-threatening, which I'm sure was on purpose for the kid audience.

Sometimes I wonder if Billy Dee Williams ever just sits in his living room watching Tommy Lee Jones in Batman Forever and curses him for what could have been.  I imagine he's probably stroking a cat when he does this, occasionally laughing evilly before dissolving into tears.
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Post by: Tripe on January 15, 2008, 09:46:29 AM
I wondered when somebody would mention Billy Dee, funny how Harvey dent not only became a schizoid personality, he also changed races :D
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Post by: Raven on January 15, 2008, 10:11:47 AM
I wondered when somebody would mention Billy Dee, funny how Harvey dent not only became a schizoid personality, he also changed races :D

If not for using the same actors to play commissioner Gordon and Alfred I could have then justified that this was a new crazy stupid series instead of the 3rd and 4th installment of the series I actually liked.  Damn you Pat Hingle and Michael Gough.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 15, 2008, 11:04:07 AM
Waterworld
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Actually, we still call it Earth, but in sort of an ironic way.

Billy Jack
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Man, that singer sure is a fan of neighbor hating and friend cheating.

Masters of the Universe
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

The Matrix Reloaded
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Catwoman
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: RoninFox on January 15, 2008, 11:05:14 AM
Quote
...a hole of impossibility between Batman Returns and Batman & Robin

a hole between Returns and Batman & Robin? that implies that, while you refuse to buy one bad Batman movie, you did buy its eviler, dumber brother. Batman Forever is by no means a good movie, not as an action movie, not as a comic book movie, not as a documentary on Neon Signage in Urban Settings. But it's still a step above Batman & Robin, which took all the faults of Forever and multiplied them countless times over.

Actually it implies that the Batman Forever disc is impossible, as Bratpop says the movie doesn't exist, and yes I bought a cheap version of Batman and Robin, it was a great sacrifice for the cause of Rifftrax!
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 15, 2008, 11:19:36 AM
Batman Forever
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
I don't know if a 28 year-old Robin is the best idea.

Face/Off
http://www.movie-list.net/classics121807/faceoff.mov
I love it when movie characters have ridiculous names.

House of the Dead
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
I don't know if jumping and firing a shotgun is the best idea.

Super Mario Brothers
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Yet another movie made by people who don't know what they're making a movie about.

Jurassic Park
http://www.movie-list.net/classics121807/jurassic-park.mov
Or Newman Getting Eaten: the Movie!
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Post by: mlcorcoran on January 15, 2008, 11:25:26 AM
oh, well if you bought it for the Rifftrax then that is completely forgivable my friend. After all that's the only reason why I picked up Star Trek 5 over the weekend.
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Post by: RoninFox on January 15, 2008, 11:27:45 AM
It is an addiction, one that caused me to curse my shelf with the likes of Aeon Flux and Wicker Man.  I already had Star Trek 5 there because it came in the box set I got, though, so I can't claim to not just be a geek.
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Post by: Hebs on January 15, 2008, 11:30:07 AM
It is an addiction, one that caused me to curse my shelf with the likes of Aeon Flux and Wicker Man.  I already had Star Trek 5 there because it came in the box set I got, though, so I can't claim to not just be a geek.

Tell your friends to stop judging you from your dvd collection! ;)
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 15, 2008, 11:31:14 AM
If they do that then they're not really your friends.
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Post by: RoninFox on January 15, 2008, 11:37:09 AM
First, I must learn not to judge myself.
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 15, 2008, 11:42:14 AM
TOP TEN TIME

(http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/7498/dunemovieduelrq6.jpg)

10. Dune - (1984)- 126 points
(10 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 bettertomorrowamy)

Directed by David Lynch (or sometimes Alan Smithee)
Starring Kyle MacLachlan, Sting (the singer, not the wrestler) and Patrick Stewart

Synopsis:
"Set in a distant future where life in the universe and space travel is dependent upon a spice found only on the planet Dune, this film tracks the rise of young Paul Atreides, son of good Duke Lito, from the time of his father's betrayal and murder by a rival lord, Baron Harkonnen, to his discovery of the great secret behind the planet Dune and his own destiny, which is to free the planet and its denizens of the cruel rule of the Emperor."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Despite all the science fiction crap and the complicated politics and whatnot, it's actually the easiest David Lynch film to understand.
-Giant worms
-I swear to god, is I see another pair of hauntingly blue eyes, I'm gonna...
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 15, 2008, 11:44:20 AM
And leather underpants.  Don't forget leather underpants.

He WILL riff it!
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Post by: Doctor Who? on January 15, 2008, 11:48:49 AM
(http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/6859/15171657ui5.jpg)

12. Super Mario Bros. - (1993)- 114 points
(7 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Doctor Who?)

Directed by Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton
Starring Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo and Dennis Hopper

Synopsis:
"Mario and Luigi, two wacky plumbers, undertake a daring quest to save a princess in "Dinohattan" -- a hidden world where the inhabitants evolved from dinosaurs! Mario (Bob Hoskins) and Luigi (John Leguizamo) face deadly challenges from a diabolical lizard king (Dennis Hopper) and must battle giant reptilian goombas, outwit misfit thugs and undermine a sinister scheme to take over the world!"

Possible Points of Comedy:
-Wait, Bowser is now a dude?
-And that big fish enemy is now a large black woman?
-BOMB-OMB!

YES!

That's all i have to say to this news.
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Post by: Compound on January 15, 2008, 11:49:55 AM

-I swear to god, is I see another pair of hauntingly blue eyes, I'm gonna...

(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1949/cardpj4.jpg)

AHHHH!!!! SHE'S ON THE SPICE!!!!!!
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Post by: Rude on January 15, 2008, 11:59:18 AM
...

Uh, didn't an entry just disappear or something? I think there's a glitch in the matrix.

-Rude
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 15, 2008, 12:00:30 PM
(http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/5692/armageddon1mn9.jpg)

9. Armageddon - (1998)- 126 points
(10 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Cthulhu Bob)

Directed by Michael Bay
Starring Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler

Synposis:
"Due to a shuttle's unfortunate demise in outer space, NASA becomes aware of a doomsday asteroid that is on a collision course with Earth. It seems that the only way to knock it off course is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear weapon. But as NASA's under-funded yet resourceful team train the world's best drillers for the job, the social order of the world begins to break down as the information reaches the public and hysteria results. As high-ranking officials play politics with the effort, the drilling team all faces deep personal issues which may jeopardize humanity's last chance..."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Laws of physics? Who needs them?
-Ok, so there's an asteroid that need's killin'...why are we watching Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler play with animal cookies?
-Hey, the first Rifftrax for a Criterion Collection release!
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Post by: Raven on January 15, 2008, 12:00:55 PM
I'm surprised Dune wasn't higher up.  With all the banners and avatars I thought it would be higher.  I guess RVR II's a slacker.  You'd swear he was out of the country or something.  
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 15, 2008, 12:03:00 PM
(http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/1350/residentevilmoviepc4.jpg)

8. Resident Evil - (2002)- 127 points
(7 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #1 votes, Mechanical Torgo, HackBlowfist)

Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Starring Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodríguez and Eric Mabius

Synopsis:
"The Umbrella corporation is one of the most powerful companies in the world. Unknown to the world, it's success is due to a secret underground lab where viral weapons are tested and made. A new virus that the company created escapes, turning hundreds of scientists into flesh hungry zombies. The main computer shuts down the labs for risk of infection. A special task force is sent in to shut down the main computer and quarantine the deadly virus. What awaits them is beyond ordinary procedure."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-You know, zombies is enough, do we really need the logically-impossible laser crap?
-Or this red queen crap?
-Or OH GOD I JUST HATE THIS FILM WHY DID YOU PEOPLE PUT IT ON THE TOP 50 HORROR FILMS LIST HUH?
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Post by: Raven on January 15, 2008, 12:04:04 PM

-Hey, the first Rifftrax for a Criterion Collection release!

The Criterion release actually has alternate scenes in it.  Nothing big mind you but different.  I'm sad that I can tell the difference.  
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Post by: Raven on January 15, 2008, 12:06:23 PM
-Or OH GOD I JUST HATE THIS FILM WHY DID YOU PEOPLE PUT IT ON THE TOP 50 HORROR FILMS LIST HUH?

You ok Greg?  Deep breaths. 
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Post by: RoninFox on January 15, 2008, 12:07:53 PM

-Hey, the first Rifftrax for a Criterion Collection release!

The Criterion release actually has alternate scenes in it.  Nothing big mind you but different.  I'm sad that I can tell the difference. 

That's never a good sign in Rifftraxworld, is there an option to watch the theatrical release, or would they have to direct people to a different edition?
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Post by: gbeenie on January 15, 2008, 12:09:13 PM
It is an addiction, one that caused me to curse my shelf with the likes of Aeon Flux and Wicker Man.  I already had Star Trek 5 there because it came in the box set I got, though, so I can't claim to not just be a geek.

I took my copy of Glitter  >shudder< and wrote on the case with a sharpie, "For RiffTrax! Honest!"
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 15, 2008, 12:11:11 PM
(http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/8378/superman42xoei6.png)

7. Superman IV: the Quest for Peace - (1987)- 129 points
(9 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #1 votes, Doctor Who?, Crazy_88s)

Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Starring Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman and Mark Pillow... *snort*

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

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Nuclear Man
-Nuclear Man
-Does what a nuclear can!
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Post by: Raven on January 15, 2008, 12:11:53 PM

-Hey, the first Rifftrax for a Criterion Collection release!

The Criterion release actually has alternate scenes in it.  Nothing big mind you but different.  I'm sad that I can tell the difference. 

That's never a good sign in Rifftraxworld, is there an option to watch the theatrical release, or would they have to direct people to a different edition?
No theatrical, just the criterian version.  It may not be to far off though,  the only noticible difference was really close to the end.  One of Steve Buscemi's lines changed.  Everyone was volunteering to stay and trigger the bomb and in the theatrical Steve volunteers himself, in the criterian he votes for leaving the russian guy.  There were probably others but that's the one I noticed.  Nobody had the Criterian version but me anyway.  
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Post by: Hebs on January 15, 2008, 12:13:50 PM

8. Resident Evil - (2002)- 127 points
(7 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #1 votes, Mechanical Torgo, HackBlowfist)

Hey!  The game is called Code:Veronica right?

Take THAT, souvenir vanity plates!  (My name never appears on ANY of that shit, keychains, pencils, mugs - never! It just goes Verna (?!) to Victoria.)
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Post by: Compound on January 15, 2008, 12:15:52 PM
Nobody had the Criterian version but me anyway. 

No, there's two of us with it.

And the commentary tracks alone makes the Criterion version worth it. (Affleck: So, I asked Michael, "Wouldn't it make more sense for NASA to train astronauts to become miners rather than vice versa?" He told me, "Shut up, Ben.")
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Post by: Raven on January 15, 2008, 12:18:58 PM
Nobody had the Criterian version but me anyway. 

No, there's two of us with it.

And the commentary tracks alone makes the Criterion version worth it. (Affleck: So, I asked Michael, "Wouldn't it make more sense for NASA to train astronauts to become miners rather than vice versa?" He told me, "Shut up, Ben.")

Good news is the theatrical is $2.45 on amazon if you buy it used.  $5.00 with shipping.  Not the same as the $.28  I paid for XXX but not that bad either. 
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Post by: dignan on January 15, 2008, 12:19:20 PM

8. Resident Evil - (2002)- 127 points
(7 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #1 votes, Mechanical Torgo, HackBlowfist)

Hey!  The game is called Code:Veronica right?

Take THAT, souvenir vanity plates!  (My name never appears on ANY of that shit, keychains, pencils, mugs - never! It just goes Verna (?!) to Victoria.)

We are all out of 'Bort' license plates!
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 15, 2008, 12:21:37 PM
(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/1636/streetfighter7ci2.jpg)

6. Street Fighter - (1994)- 136 points
(9 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #3 votes, GregMcduck, mlcorcoran)

Directed by Steven E. de Souza
Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia and Ming-Na

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

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Hmm, who do we cast to play the most baddass bad guy in video game history? I know, let's cast the guy dying of cancer!
-Jean-Claude Van Damme... as a patriotic American!?!
-Wait, Cammy is wearing a full set of clothes and not a spandex singlet? God, I'll be right back, gotta dumb some ice in my pants.
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Post by: Raven on January 15, 2008, 12:29:40 PM
(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/1636/streetfighter7ci2.jpg)



My favorite part about this pic is that it wasn't a promo for the movie, it was actually in the film.  The set up for it was ridiculous... on second thought, it fit in well with everything else in the movie. 
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 15, 2008, 12:30:03 PM
(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/856/comandoparamatar06xd0.jpg)

5. Commando - (1985)- 137 points
(7 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 BBQ Platypus)

Directed by Mark L. Lester
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alyssa Milano and Vernon Wells

Synopsis:
"Colonel Matrix has retired and is living with his 10 year old daughter in the country. His Daughter is kidnapped to assure that Matrix will kill the president of a latin American country to allow the return of a dictator. Matrix escapes off a plane flight and has until it lands to rescue his daughter. Matrix must follow the clues he has and solve the mystery in time."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-He lied.
-That's actually all I remember about Commando.
-I haven't seen it in YEARS.
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Post by: Compound on January 15, 2008, 12:33:35 PM
Nobody had the Criterian version but me anyway. 

No, there's two of us with it.

And the commentary tracks alone makes the Criterion version worth it. (Affleck: So, I asked Michael, "Wouldn't it make more sense for NASA to train astronauts to become miners rather than vice versa?" He told me, "Shut up, Ben.")

Good news is the theatrical is $2.45 on amazon if you buy it used.  $5.00 with shipping.  Not the same as the $.28  I paid for XXX but not that bad either. 

I actually own both versions. Because at some point in the past, I completely lost my mind....
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 15, 2008, 12:37:03 PM
(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/233/miller393art1am8.jpg)

4. AVP: Alien Vs. Predator - (2004)- 155 points
(10 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Junkyard)

Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Starring Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen and Raoul Bova

Synopsis:
"When a private satellite encounters an unidentified source of heat in Antarctica and it is found to be a pyramid buried deep underground , a search team comprising of top-of-the-line archaeologists and engineers is sent to Antarctica to find out more . Once there , the team comes across signs which indicate that the place is inhabited by an unknown alien species . It is not long before the aliens begin to hunt the team members . At the same time , a trio of coming-of-age Predators have arrived to collect the skulls of the aliens as trophies , and the humans are caught between a deadly battle between the two warring species."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Alien? Predator? PG-13!?!
-I know, let's take everything we've established in the past six films and just chuck it.
-Humans and Predators getting along together. It's MLK's dream!
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 15, 2008, 12:42:34 PM
(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/5008/18467382yj7.jpg)

3. Titanic - (1997)- 179 points
(12 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Compound)

Directed by James Cameron
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Billy Zane

Synopsis:
"84 years later a 100-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukator tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell, and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Cal Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Yeah, the ship is sinking, let's shoot at each other!
-Haha, Granny just fucked those treasure hunters.
-top of the world blah blah blah
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Post by: RoninFox on January 15, 2008, 12:45:05 PM
Titanic was just on tv the other day and my roommate watched it.  Ughhh.  I tried to avoid the room for the most part, though I did peek in in time to see Leo sink to the depths.
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Post by: Junkyard on January 15, 2008, 12:45:25 PM
Titanic? Seriously? Never even thought of it.
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 15, 2008, 12:46:16 PM
(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/3792/sg02it1.jpg)

2. Godzilla - (1998)- 185 points
(11 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #1 votes, jetjaguar13, SmilinJackRoss)

Directed by Roland Emmerich
Starring Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno and Maria Pitillo

Synopsis:
"Following the French atomic bomb tests in the South Pacific, an unknown creature is spotted passing eastward through the Panama Canal. Scientist Niko Tatopolous is called in to investigate the matter, and he quickly arrives at the conclusion that a giant, irradiated lizard has been created by the explosions. Godzilla then makes its way north, landing at Manhattan to begin wreaking havoc in the big city. Even with the combined forces of the U.S. military to fight the monster, will it be enough to save the people of New York?"

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Godzilla
-Godzilla
-Godzilla
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Post by: Hebs on January 15, 2008, 12:46:25 PM
Titanic? Seriously? Never even thought of it.

It's way too long for me to sit through again, haha
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Post by: Compound on January 15, 2008, 12:47:32 PM
Wow. Seriously, I was the highest ranked voter on that one? That's surprising. I remember all of the venom aimed towards the film when it was in theaters and I just guessed that enough of it would still be around for someone to put it at #1.
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Post by: Courtney on January 15, 2008, 12:47:59 PM
Annnnnnd here comes Red Dawn.
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Post by: Doctor Who? on January 15, 2008, 12:48:17 PM
(http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/8378/superman42xoei6.png)

7. Superman IV: the Quest for Peace - (1987)- 129 points
(9 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #1 votes, Doctor Who?, Crazy_88s)

Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Starring Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman and Mark Pillow... *snort*

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

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Nuclear Man
-Nuclear Man
-Does what a nuclear can!

YES!!

My number 1 made the list,now if only this list decided what movies got riffed.

Here's hoping Mike reads and likes this list.

I would gladly pay $10 for a Superman 4 Rifftrack.
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 15, 2008, 12:50:04 PM
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4199/reddawn120704vf9.gif)

1. Red Dawn - (1984)- 360 points
(21 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 5 #1 votes, Dim of the Yard, mrbasehart, bettertomorrowamy, Courtney, Minnesota)

WOLVERINES


WOLVERINES

WOLVERINES



WOLVERINES


yeah
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Post by: Raven on January 15, 2008, 12:51:20 PM
Wow. Seriously, I was the highest ranked voter on that one? That's surprising. I remember all of the venom aimed towards the film when it was in theaters and I just guessed that enough of it would still be around for someone to put it at #1.

It was on my list but not near the top by any means.  Probably the same reason Jurassic Park fell as far as it did from the top place it had in the playoffs from last year.  
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Post by: RoninFox on January 15, 2008, 12:52:11 PM
(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/3792/sg02it1.jpg)

2. Godzilla - (1998)- 185 points
(11 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #1 votes, jetjaguar13, SmilinJackRoss)
Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Godzilla
-Godzilla
-Godzilla

-Godzilla with a Jay Leno chin
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Post by: RoninFox on January 15, 2008, 12:53:10 PM
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4199/reddawn120704vf9.gif)

Big Mac!  Nyet!  I want a Whopper!
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Post by: Raven on January 15, 2008, 12:54:26 PM

1. Red Dawn - (1984)- 360 points


360 points?  Damn.  I didn't put it on my list but I hope they riff it, the will of the people and all that stuff.  
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Post by: mlcorcoran on January 15, 2008, 01:00:26 PM
Brilliant!

Red Dawn has to be on the Rifftrax short list to complete the holy trinity of craptastic Swayziness that they've already accomplished with Point Break and Road House. The first PG-13 movie and an ensemble of bottom feeders of the 80s teen idol barrel

Even with a heavy CGI makeover, Godzilla is no match for the man who outwitted Principal Rooney and a military computer in the same decade

Superman 4, which introduced us all to Superman's least known power, Wall-Fixing Vision, and pitted our beloved Man of Steel against a clone, because we all know Supes is tan, blonde, and has razor sharp fingernails... and then of course there's the extremely preachy message about nuclear disarmament.

there's actually a character in Titanic named Fabreezeio? no wonder the working class cabins of the boat smelled so fresh
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Post by: Chaos on January 15, 2008, 01:03:50 PM
rofl... FIVE number one votes. The fans have spoken. ;)

Very nice top 10 list all around. Any of them (except Titanic... too effing long) would make a fantastic RiffTrax. Nice work as usual, Greg. :)
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Post by: mrbasehart on January 15, 2008, 01:11:39 PM
Red Dawn got almost twice as many points as the second entry in the top 50? Now that's impressive.
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Post by: dignan on January 15, 2008, 01:19:22 PM
And it was on 21 lists of 40...doubly impressive!
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Post by: BBQ Platypus on January 15, 2008, 01:28:52 PM
(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/5008/18467382yj7.jpg)

3. Titanic - (1997)- 179 points
(12 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Compound)

Directed by James Cameron
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Billy Zane

Synopsis:
"84 years later a 100-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukator tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell, and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Cal Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Yeah, the ship is sinking, let's shoot at each other!
-Haha, Granny just fucked those treasure hunters.
-top of the world blah blah blah

D'oh!  Yet another inadvertent omission from my list.  Oh, well.  As much as that movie deserves it, I wouldn't have put it ahead of Commando OR Ninja Terminator.
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Post by: BBQ Platypus on January 15, 2008, 01:34:14 PM
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4199/reddawn120704vf9.gif)

Big Mac!  Nyet!  I want a Whopper!

Hahahahahahaha.........nice one.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 15, 2008, 02:08:18 PM
Nice List.  Here's what I had

1 You Got Served
2 Jaws: the Revenge
3 The Wizard
4 House of the Dead
5 The Last Starfighter

6 Friday the 13th
7 Red Dawn
8 Gymkata
9 Halloween III
10 Rocky IV
11 Super Mario Brothers
12 The Running Man

13 Final Fantasy: the Spirits Within
14 Hackers
15 Creepshow
16 Barbarella
17 Night of the Lepus
18 Street Fighter
19 Doom
20 Pearl Harbour
21 Judge Dredd
22 From Justin to Kelly
23 Piranha II: The Spawning
24 Basic Instinct 2
25 Troll
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Post by: mrbasehart on January 15, 2008, 02:30:00 PM
Here's my list:

1. Red Dawn
2. Commando
3. The Wizard of Oz
4. Star Wars: A New Hope
5. Gymkata
6. E.T.
7. Dirty Dancing
8. Dune
9. Universal Soldier
10. xxx 2
11. Friday the 13th
12. Bambi
13. Running Man
14. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
15. Armageddon
16. Batman (80s)
17. The Thing
18. Under Siege
19. Marked for Death
20. Johnny Nmemonic
21. Virtuosity
22. Godzilla (American one)
23. Flight of the Navigator
24. Titanic
25. Billy Jack

I'm surprised that Robin Hood, Gymkata and Johnny Mnemonic didn't make the top 50...
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Post by: Raven on January 15, 2008, 02:31:44 PM
Here's mine.

1   Constantine
2   Double Team
3   Matrix Reloaded
4   Maximum Overdrive
5   Flatliners
6   Reindeer Games
7   Wild Wild West
8   Jurassic Park
9   Congo
10   Rollerball 2002   
11   Ghost
12   Street Fighter
13   Titanic
14   Twister
15   Bloodrayne
16   Willow
17   Deep Blue Sea
18   The Skulls
19   Timeline
20   Sky Captain and the world of Tommorrow
21   Escape from LA
22   Hollow Man
23   Minority Report
24   Doom
25   Godzilla
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Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on January 15, 2008, 02:34:59 PM
So Gamera didn't even make it into the top 50? :( Have you all forgotten your roots? Bah...

Great list, though. I'm really hoping for that Godzilla '98 Riff. That'd be excellent.
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Post by: Tripe on January 15, 2008, 02:37:34 PM
Here's mine I put the ones one the final list in bold:

1.   A Thief in the Night
2.   Russian Ark
3.   The Wizard of Oz
4.   Mr. India
5.   The Black Hole
6.   They Live
7.   Gothika
8.   Catwoman (and get Hallie Berry to riff along with it since she’s pretty at ease with its crapitude)
9.   Johnny Mnemonic
10.   Highlander
11.   Elizabeth
12.   Dungeons and Dragons
13.   Total Recall
14.   I know who killed me
15.   The Passion of the Christ
16.   Braveheart
17.   Pocahontas
18.   They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!
19.   Storm of the Century
20.   It
21.   Georgia Rule
22.   The Mighty Ducks
23.   Red Dawn
24.   Dune
25.   Dirty Dancing


I think that's it isn't it? And bugger me I didn't include Billy Jack, i was sure I had ???
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 15, 2008, 02:52:04 PM
Braveheart and Dirty Dancing both made the list.

Wizard of Oz almost made it.
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Post by: Tripe on January 15, 2008, 02:54:12 PM
Right you are. Fixed  :)
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 15, 2008, 03:03:57 PM
Some interesting facts and figures:

-Five different Star Trek movies were voted for, but only one made it.
-Every one of M. Night Shyamalan's movies were voted for, but none made the list.
-The highest ranking animated film was Akira at the #92 mark
-My personal #1 was The Postman
-Four different David Lynch films were voted for. Only one made the list.
-The most recent film voted for was I Know Who Killed Me.
-Every Batman movie (minus B&R for obvious reasons) were voted for, even the Adam West Batman.
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Post by: bettertomorrowamy on January 15, 2008, 03:06:07 PM
Can you list all 50 in one post Greg?
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 15, 2008, 03:08:44 PM
Total Recall made it on the list Tripe.

As for ideas for the next list:

Top 50 Actors/Actresses
Top 50 Holidays
Top 50 Messiahs
Top 50 Soldiers
Top 50 Websites
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on January 15, 2008, 03:10:50 PM
Total Recall made it on the list Tripe.

Did you even read my list at all Tripe?  ;)
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on January 15, 2008, 03:11:41 PM
-The most recent film voted for was I Know Who Killed Me.

Yey-yey my list is good for something  :D

Total Recall made it on the list Tripe.

Did you even read my list at all Tripe?  ;)
Yes but apparently I assume I've bolded things as regularly as I misremember putting things on my list :o
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on January 15, 2008, 03:12:09 PM
360- Red Dawn (21 votes, #1 Dim of the Yard, mrbasehart, bettertomorrowamy, Courtney, Minnesota)
185- Godzilla (11 votes, #1 jetjaguar13, SmilinJackRoss)
179- Titanic (12 votes, #2 Compound)
155- Alien Vs. Predator (10 votes, #1 Junkyard)
137- Commando (7 votes, #1 BBQ Platypus)
136- Street Fighter (9 votes, #3 GregMcduck, mlcorcoran)
129- Superman IV: the Quest for Peace (9 votes, #1 Doctor Who?, Crazy_88s)
127- Resident Evil (7 votes, #1 Mechanical Torgo, HackBlowfist)
126- Armageddon (10 votes, #1 Cthulhu Bob)
126- Dune (10 votes, #2 bettertomorrowamy)
124- Jurassic Park (9 votes, #3 Minnesota)
114- Super Mario Bros. (7 votes, #3 Doctor Who?)
112- The House of the Dead (6 votes, #2 James of Linhood, Minnesota)
109- Face/Off (7 votes, #4 annechrist)
107- Batman Forever (6 votes, #1 Brak)
101- Catwoman (9 votes, #7 James of Linhood, Scrivener)
95 - Matrix Reloaded (7 votes, #3 Raven)
91 - Masters of the Universe (6 votes, #1 mlcorcoran)
91 - Billy Jack (5 votes, #1 Compound)
90 - Waterworld (7 votes, #6 GregMcduck, mlcorcoran)
89 - Highlander II: The Quickening (4 votes, #1 gbeenie)
88 - Superman III (4 votes, #1 Homunculus)
86 - Xanadu (6 votes, #1 dignan, annearchist)
86 - Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (6 votes, #3 Tyrant)
85 - Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (8 votes, #4 Smoky)
83 - Zardoz (7 votes, #3 jetjaguar13)
82 - The Wizard (4 votes, #2 mlcorcoran)
78 - Alien (5 votes, #1 Tyrant)
78 - X-Files Movie (5 votes, #2 Smoky)
78 - The Hulk (4 votes, #2 annearchist)
77 - Escape from New York (4 votes, #1 Equal Rights for Pigs)
77 - Superman Returns (4 votes, #2 Shadow)
75 - The Last Starfighter (4 votes, #2 Doctor Who?)
74 - The Running Man (5 votes, #6 HackBlowfist)
73 - Total Recall (5 votes, #3 BBQ Platypus)
72 - Under Seige (5 votes, #4 RobTheBarbarian)
71 - Dirty Dancing (6 votes, #5 bettertomorrowamy, Courtney)
70 - Rocky IV (4 vote, #3 Brak)
69 - National Treasure (7 votes, #9 Brak)
68 - The Island (5 votes, #2 gbeenie, Junkyard)
67 - Escape from LA (4 votes, #2 Equal Rights For Pigs)
63 - Grease (4 votes, #3 MontyServo)
60 - Willow (7 votes, #10 Robert Denby)
60 - Ghost Rider (5 votes, #5 k1posterchild)
60 - Planet of the Apes (Tim Burton) (5 votes, #9 Smoky)
59 - From Justin to Kelly (4 votes, #3 James of Linhood)
59 - Congo (4 votes, #9 Raven)
56 - Star Trek: The Motion Picture (3 votes, #2 jetjaguar13)
54 - High School Musical (3 votes, #2 MontyServo)
53 - Braveheart (3 votes, #2 Brak)
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 15, 2008, 03:14:45 PM
2. Godzilla - (1998)- 185 points

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Godzilla
-Godzilla
-Godzilla

I have to disagree.  Godzilla is the most noble....maybe only noble...character in the movie (followed by Jean Reno's).
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Compound on January 15, 2008, 03:25:13 PM

-The most recent film voted for was I Know Who Killed Me.


I have to correct you here, Greg.

I Know who Killed Me (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0897361/) was released on July 27, 2007.

Dragon Wars (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0372873/) was released on September 24, 2007.

Blonde Ambition (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0887719/releaseinfo) was released on December 21, 2007.

I know that I voted for Dragon Wars, and I'm pretty sure that I voted for Blonde Ambition as well.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on January 15, 2008, 03:28:29 PM
Dragon Wars was released before IKWKM, just outside the US. And I refuse to accept the exsistance of Blonde Ambition.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: bratpop on January 15, 2008, 04:10:59 PM
Okay, I don't get the whole Red Dawn deal. It's obviously the fault of one person in the this forum. Who, I don't know. But it's not, to me, an obvious choice. It has however been quite overhyped as fodder. Hence it made it to number one.

I am a bit shocked to see some obvious worst "fun" movies of all time absent. Judge Dredd, Demolition Man, Johnny Mnemonic, Elektra, The Postman. And in stark contrast to Titanic, the most successful movie of all time, its mentally challenged younger brother, Pearl Harbor, the most unsuccessful movie of all time. Should anyone have to sit through it? No. But it's bad. It's real bad. Considered by many, due to its high profile, to be the worst movie ever.

Also surprised not to see any Rambo movies. Rocky IV, sure. Weird middle of the franchise choice. And any Sly Stallone movie will do. You can't do better than Over The Top. But I'd have thought more of us would want to see Rambo movies riffed. Or, again, Judge Dredd if nothing else. Rocky IV just by title number alone begs you not to see it. Though you may have been fooled in the 80s. But people are probably being fooled to this day into seeing Rambo movies or Judge Dredd, which "sounded cool." So really, I must whole-heartedly endorse Judge Dredd, Demolition Man, and Rambo. These are right up the Rifftrax alley.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Robert Denby on January 15, 2008, 04:24:04 PM
Here's how my list went:

1   Clash of the Titans
2   Airport 
3   Young Sherlock Holmes
4   The X-Files
5   The Muppet Movie
6   Titanic
7   Smokey and the Bandit
8   The Poseidon Adventure
9   Dune
10   Willow
11   Jurassic Park
12   Star Trek: The Motion Picture
13   Tron 
14   Excalibur   
15   Pulp Fiction   
16   Apollo 13 
17   Star Trek: Nemesis
18   Dirty Dancing
19   The Last Starfighter 
20   WarGames
21   Superman
22   ET: The Extra Terrestrial 
23   Space Cowboys
24   Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow   
25   The Karate Kid 

I'm disappointed that my top three didn't make it, I thought Clash of the Titans would be more popular.
I think all of the Airport movies would make great Rifftrax, especially since you can buy them all in one pack
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Compound on January 15, 2008, 04:37:22 PM
Since all the cool kids are doing it, here's my list:

1.      Billy Jack
2.      Titanic
3.      Dragon Wars
4.      Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (with Jon Mikl Thor!)
5.      Pearl Harbor
6.      Hawk the Slayer
7.      Moonraker
8.      Beach Blanket Bingo
9.      True Lies
10.      Dungeons And Dragons
11.      From Justin to Kelly
12.      Speedway!
13.      Billy Jack Goes to Washington
14.      The Poseidon Adventure (Original)
15.      Blonde Ambition
16.      The Towering Inferno
17.      The Patriot (Steven Segal version)
18.      They Saved Hitler's Brain
19.      Zardoz
20.      Gigli
21.      National Treasure
22.      Lambada: The Forbidden Dance
23.      Xanadu
24.      Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
25.      Avenging Disco Godfather


I decided to nominate some more obscure titles for many of mine, rather than the usual new stuff.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Compound on January 15, 2008, 04:40:47 PM
Dragon Wars was released before IKWKM, just outside the US. And I refuse to accept the exsistance of Blonde Ambition.

Well, okay. I'll bow to that technicality for D-Wars. But come on! Look at her:
(http://www.screenhead.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/blondeambition.jpg)


She's laughing at you, Greg! She's lounging there saying, "Ha! I can't act at all, and my singing is rather mediocre, but I've got more money than you can ever dream of! Bwha-ha-ha!!!" You must acknowledge her existance! Otherwise the Jessicas win!
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Smoky on January 15, 2008, 06:03:20 PM
I haven't seen Red Dawn and didn't put it on my list, but now I'm hyped for a Rifftrax of it too. On the other hand, I haven't seen Godzilla US, and have no desire to watch it in any context. Yug! Can't believe it made the number 2 spot.

Oh, and I'm surprised Aliens didn't make the list. With all the referances to it on MST3K...
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 15, 2008, 06:52:44 PM
Dune
http://www.movie-list.net/classics121807/dune.mov

Armageddon
http://www.movie-list.net/classics121807/armageddon.mov

Resident Evil
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Superman IV
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Street Fighter
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 15, 2008, 07:02:57 PM
Commando
http://www.movie-list.net/classics121807/commando.mov

AVP: Alien Vs. Predator
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Titanic
http://www.titanicmovie.com/present/movs/titanic_2_hi.mov

Godzilla
http://www.movie-list.net/classics121807/godzilla-teaser-1.mov

Red Dawn
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 15, 2008, 07:18:21 PM
This may sound silly but i can't recall all the movies i voted for,Do you still have my list Greg?

If so could you PM me with it?

I would like to see how many of mine made it.

Thanks again for all your hard work.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Pak-Man on January 15, 2008, 07:29:24 PM
Ditto what Dr. Who said. :^)
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 15, 2008, 08:19:38 PM
red dawn cant clearly be over hyped.  one its been a desire of this board since board conception.  to the point where talking about in a 20 qs game became a penalizing event.  further it stars patrick swazye and i think a decent amount of the board would like more of his movies due to the whole roadhouse getting this whole thing started.  Further it doubled the #2 choice that seems rather telling to me.  and for the record i hope they never riff it.  I like the running gag.  RUDIMENTARY LATHE FTW!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Cthulhu Bob on January 15, 2008, 08:26:13 PM
Well I was late to the party here but I am happy to see my #1 choice get into the Top 10  ;D. And for completeness here is my Big List O' 50:
1. Armageddon
2. Alien vs Predator
3. Jaws 3-D
4. Highlander II : The Quickening
5. Memento (with Kevin and Bill doing their dumb acts would be great)
6. Superman III
7. Supergirl
8. The Punisher (with Dolph Lundgren)
9. Split Second (Rutger Hauer vs. Satan)
10. Ghost
11. Speed
12. Speed 2
13. Alien Resurrection
14. Predator 2
15. Star Trek III : The Search for Spock
16. Excalibur
17. Nightmare on Elm Street II
18. Children of Men
19. 28 Weeks Later
20. Late For Dinner
21. Forever Young (now this is bad Mel Gibson!)
22. Mad Max : Beyond Thunderdome (and so is this!)
23. Flashdance
24. Live Free or Die Hard
25. Gigli
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: bratpop on January 15, 2008, 09:56:10 PM
I'm surprised no one mentioned the 2004 Punisher. It's crap. It's like a bad version of a 90s movie doing a bad version of an 80s movie. The only reason I don't request it is that like many other films, it has an extended version. And everyone can't agree on which version to do, including Rifftrax. I still support Dune because the newest DVD is the only one I've ever seen in stores and it has both versions. The extended is a little funnier. Plus longer Rifftrax = good.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: gbeenie on January 15, 2008, 10:35:18 PM
Some interesting facts and figures:


-The highest ranking animated film was Akira at the #92 mark


Go me.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: gbeenie on January 15, 2008, 10:44:53 PM
Here's mine:

1. Highlander 2: The Quickening
2. The Island
3. Godzilla Vs. Hedorah (a.k.a., Godzilla Vs. The Smog Monster)
4. Invasion of the Bee Girls
5. Billy Jack
6. Zardoz
7. Soylent Green/The Omega Man/Planet of the Apes (1968)
8. Carrie
9. Akira
10. Batman (1989) or Batman Returns
11. The Running Man
12. Deep Blue Sea (how did this NOT make the top50?)
13. House of the Dead
14. Ghost Rider
15. Land of The Dead
16. The Matrix Reloaded/Revolutions
17. Pearl Harbor
18. Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever
19. Doom
20. Total Recall
21. Catwoman
22. Epic Movie
23. Superman IV: The Quest For Peace
24. Phase IV
25. The Passion of the Christ
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: gbeenie on January 15, 2008, 10:48:27 PM
Holy cow. I didn't realize until just now how many of my choices made the final list. I'm feeling not so much smug as gobsmacked.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Pak-Man on January 15, 2008, 11:51:15 PM
So was I the only one who picked Double Dragon? :^)
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: bratpop on January 15, 2008, 11:51:59 PM
I think you're the only one who remembers Double Dragon. Who's in it?
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Pak-Man on January 16, 2008, 12:00:02 AM
Well The T-1000 himself, Robert Patrick, plays the bad guy who has half of a talisman that turns him into shadows.
Billy and Jimmy Lee are played by Mark Dacascos and Scot Wolf, both of whom I've never heard of, and Alyssa Millano plays the love interest/leader of an underground resistance movement to stop the bad guys. :^)
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Steve-O on January 16, 2008, 12:09:38 AM
Mark Dacascos and Scot Wolf, both of whom I've never heard of

No clue about Mark Dacasos, but Scott Wolf is Bailey from Party of Five.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on January 16, 2008, 12:26:14 AM
For future referance gbeenie...

7. Soylent Green/The Omega Man/Planet of the Apes (1968)

Don't ever do that again (I counted Soylent Green).
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 16, 2008, 05:16:38 AM
I think you're the only one who remembers Double Dragon. Who's in it?

Well The T-1000 himself, Robert Patrick, plays the bad guy who has half of a talisman that turns him into shadows.
Billy and Jimmy Lee are played by Mark Dacascos and Scot Wolf, both of whom I've never heard of, and Alyssa Millano plays the love interest/leader of an underground resistance movement to stop the bad guys. :^)

They've shown it on The Sci-Fi Channel a few times that I know of....but it's always been on when I had something else to do so....

But the fact that it's been on Sci-Fi so often probably guarantees that it's dreck.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on January 16, 2008, 05:35:53 AM
Here's my list.

1. The Great Muppet Caper
2. High School Musical
3. Grease
4. Titanic

5. The Incredibles
6. Face/Off
7. Citizen Kane
8. Gone With The Wind
9. Waterworld
10. Superman IV The Quest For Peace
11. Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope

12. Star Trek First Contact
13. The Marine
14. On Deadly Ground
15. Double Team
16. Billy Jack
17. Rocky Horror Picture Show
18. Fight Club
19. The Matrix Reloaded
20. The Godfather Part III
21. My Super Ex Girlfriend
22. The Adventures Of Pluto Nash
23. Red Dawn
24. Dune

25. Stephen King's It

11 of my list made the top 50.  Not too bad.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Minnesota on January 16, 2008, 07:14:57 AM
This may sound silly but i can't recall all the movies i voted for,Do you still have my list Greg?

Thanks again for all your hard work.

This is common in every list ... the solution is to save "sent" messages in the settings, works like a charm.

Profile > Personal Message Options > Save a copy of each Personal Message in my outbox by default.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: jetjaguar15 on January 16, 2008, 07:16:39 AM
Greg,

could you send me my list as well?
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Minnesota on January 16, 2008, 07:21:01 AM
My List

1. Red Dawn ...  :highfive:
2. House of the Dead
3. Jurassic Park
4. Matrix 2
5. Matrix 3
6. Batman Forever
7. Phone Booth
8. Deep Blue Sea
9. X-Files movie
10. Mystery Alaska
11. Hackers
12. Titanic
13. Singles
14. Scream
15. Resident Evil
16. Home Alone
17. LOTR 2
18. LOTR 3
19. Alone in the Dark
20. Young Guns
21. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
22. The Shining
23. T2
24. Batman Begins
25. BloodRayne
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 16, 2008, 07:23:27 AM
This may sound silly but i can't recall all the movies i voted for,Do you still have my list Greg?

Thanks again for all your hard work.

This is common in every list ... the solution is to save "sent" messages in the settings, works like a charm.

Profile > Personal Message Options > Save a copy of each Personal Message in my outbox by default.


Thanks alot.

Just changed the settings.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: BEERxTaco on January 16, 2008, 09:56:41 AM
My list

1. Fantastic Voyage
2. Jason & the Argonauts
3. Red Dawn
4. Billy Jack

5. Walking Tall (1974-Joe Don Baker)
6. Westworld
7. Escape From New York
8. Halloween 3
9. West Side Story
10. Rambo
11. Conan the Barbarian
12. Contact
13. X-Files Movie (Fight the Future)
14. Logan's Run
15. Capricorn One
16. Moonraker
17. Striptease (Demi Moore)
18. The Breakfast Club
19. Days of Thunder
20. The Arrival (Charlie Sheen)
21. Poseiden Adventure (1972)
22. Airport (1970)
23. Earthquake (1974)
24. They Live
25. Xanadu
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: k1 on January 16, 2008, 10:14:53 AM
This may sound silly but i can't recall all the movies i voted for,Do you still have my list Greg?

If so could you PM me with it?

I would like to see how many of mine made it.

Thanks again for all your hard work.

Can you please send me mine as well?  (In the meantime I'll go change my settings so I don't have to ask again next time.)
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies Rude Wanted Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Rude on January 16, 2008, 10:59:38 AM
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01. Gotcha!
80s teen film meets espionage meets... paintball!
02. The Octagon
Chuck Norris is a badass ninja. Again!
03. The Last Starfighter
04. On Deadly Ground
Seagal is a eco-friendly Eskimo, with guns!
05. Highlander 2
06. Krull
I have no idea what is going on in this movie, but there are aliens!
07. Cloak & Dagger
Dabney Coleman is... a figment of some kid's imagination!
08. Supergirl
Just like Superman... but with a girl!
09. Red Dawn
10. Showgirls
I know this has no chance, but it'd be great!
11. Robocop 3
Robocop... now with flying jetpack accessory! Sold separately.
12. The Wizard
13. Beastmaster
Marc Singer masters some beasts!
14. Planet Of The Apes (2001)
15. Red Sonja
It's like Conan, but with a chick!
16. Mac And Me
That alien thing is scary as fuck!
17. Superman 4
18. Waterworld
19. Night Of The Ghouls
One Ed Wood film deserves another!
20. Zardoz
21. Rollerball (1975)
The classic film is even worse than the remake!
22. Catwoman
23. Enemy Mine
I think they have babies together somehow.
24. Flash Gordon
You've seen this, right? Then no explanation necessary.
25. Invasion of the Bee Girls
Classic MST3K kind of material.

-Rude
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Hebs on January 16, 2008, 12:48:14 PM
SO many comic book movies!
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Dim of the Yard on January 16, 2008, 07:01:03 PM
20. Waterworld - (1995)- 90 points
(7 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #6 votes, GregMcduck, mlcorcoran)

"The world is flooded. Civilisation is lost under the sea. The Mariner sails his trimoran over the seas, drinking his own Urine and visits a floating atoll of "Drifters". When they find the Mariner to be a mutant they sentence him to death. Meanwhile, a girl with supposedly a map to get to dry land tattoo-ed on her back, is the objective for an attack by a gang of smokers who attack the atoll."

Sign Your Movie Won't Go Well #1,354: The name of your post-apocalyptic film evokes the thoughts of a second-rate waterslide-based theme park.

19. Billy Jack - (1971)- 91 points
(5 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Compound)

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

All we are saying... is give brutal-murders-and-raping-and-left-wing-politics a chance!

18. Masters of the Universe - (1987)- 91 points
(6 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 mlcorcoran)

"The once-beautiful planet Eternia lies devastated, a victim of the demonic Skeletor and his vile minions. Momentarily vanquished, Eternian hero He-Man and his forces of good escape to a land of strange creatures and customs: Earth, the next battlefront in the quest to become Masters of the Universe. Who awaits the beckon of Skeletor's cadaverous finger? Evil-Lyn (Meg Foster), the Air Centurions and the ghastly foursome of Beastman, Saurod, Blade and Karg. And assisting He-Man? Teela,Man-at-Arms, puckish Gwildor (Billy Barty). And two small-town America kids who stumble across the lost Cosmic Key -- and share an adventure beyond their wildest dreams."

Featuring Keith Richards as Skeletor!

17. Matrix Reloaded - (2003)- 95 points
(7 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Raven)

"Roughly six months after the original "Matrix", Neo begins to have nightmares about Trinity plunging to her death. Meanwhile, the rebels have returned to the city of Zion to learn that 250,000 sentinels are digging towards them in order to seek Zion and wipe out the human resistance. The Oracle gives Neo instructions to find the keymaker and seek out the source. If Neo fails the mission, then the rebellion will be crushed, and the machines will win the war."

Following the screening for this movie, the little kid from the Oracle's apartment was found in the corner, curled up in a fetal position, rocking back and forth, and chanting, "There is no sequel."

16. Catwoman - (2004)- 101 points
(9 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #7 votes, James of Linhood, Scrivener)

"Catwoman is the story of shy, sensitive artist Patience Philips (Halle Berry), a woman who can't seem to stop apologizing for her own existence. She works as a graphic designer for Hedare Beauty, a mammoth cosmetics company on the verge of releasing a revolutionary anti-aging product. When Patience inadvertently happens upon a dark secret her employer is hiding, she finds herself in the middle of a corporate conspiracy. What happens next changes Patience forever. In a mystical twist of fate, she is transformed into a woman with the strength, speed, agility and ultra-keen senses of a cat. With her newfound prowess and feline intuition, Patience becomes Catwoman, a sleek and stealthy creature balancing on the thin line between good and bad. Like any wildcat, she's dangerous, elusive and untamed. Her adventures are complicated by a burgeoning relationship with Tom Lone (Benjamin Bratt), a cop who has fallen for Patience but cannot shake his fascination with the mysterious Catwoman, who appears to be responsible for a string of crime sprees plaguing the city."

All right, I know that "catgirls" are popular in Japan, but I can't help but feel that this movie... somehow... did it wrong.

15. Batman Forever - (1995)- 107 points
(6 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Brak)

"Batman is back. This time, he faces several challenges. Harvey Dent (Alias Two-Face) who had acid thrown on his face, Edward Nygma (Alias The Riddler) who has invented a device that manipulates human brainwaves and transfers them into his own head, Dr. Chace Maridian, who has a major crush on him and not much his alter-ego Bruce Wayne, and Dick Grayson (Alias Robin), who lost his family at the hands of Two-Face and is taken in by Wayne. Batman, now must train Dick Grayson and confront both Two-Face and The Riddler to save Gotham City."

Batman Forever... I'll be waiting... Everlasting... Like the sun....

I apologize for shamelessly quoting a corny Spice Girls song.  And yes, I realize that my previous sentence may be quite redundant.

14. Face/Off - (1997)- 109 points
(7 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #4 annearchist)

"Sean Archer has been chasing Castor Troy to avenge his son's death by the hands of the psychotic terrorist for six years. Now that he killed Castor, Sean must find a biological bomb by assuming the identity of Castor Troy by taking his face and being brought in prison. But Troy, who awakes from his coma, takes Archer's face in order to take revenge on him. Now, Troy turns Archer's life upside down by assuming his identity. Will Archer break free from his prison and get his face back, or will Troy have the last laugh?"

You know, John Travolta and Nic Cage trading faces... it just seems like a lose-lose situation for the both of 'em.  One becomes a Scientologist, and one stars in The Wicker Man.  What's the point at that... point...?

13. House of the Dead - (2003)- 112 points
(6 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #2 votes, James of Linhood, Minnesota)

"This film is a prequel to all of the The House of the Dead video games. Set on an island off the coast, a techno rave party attracts a diverse group of college coeds and a Coast Guard officer. Soon, they discover that their X-laced escapades are to be interrupted by zombies and monsters that attack them on the ground, from the air, and in the sea, ruled by an evil entity in the House of the Dead..."

This was, by far, Uwe Boll's weakest film.  In this film, he's shown himself to be rather clever, what with inserting the video game footage in the middle of the film, but stupid, otherwise.  Fortunately, as his craft progressed, any trace of cleverness in Boll has evaporated, and he slowly developed into the cocky, stupid tax dodger that we all know and love.

12. Super Mario Bros. - (1993)- 114 points
(7 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Doctor Who?)

"Mario and Luigi, two wacky plumbers, undertake a daring quest to save a princess in "Dinohattan" -- a hidden world where the inhabitants evolved from dinosaurs! Mario (Bob Hoskins) and Luigi (John Leguizamo) face deadly challenges from a diabolical lizard king (Dennis Hopper) and must battle giant reptilian goombas, outwit misfit thugs and undermine a sinister scheme to take over the world!"

It may just be me, but I always found the first Goomba ever in the first Super Mario Bros. game to be a tougher opponent than the Goombas in this movie.  Just ignore the fact that I always get the "jump" and "run" buttons mixed up.

11. Jurassic Park - (1993)- 124 points
(9 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Minnesota)

"Huge advancements in scientific technology have been able to create an island full of living dinosaurs. John Hammond (Attenborough) have invited four individuals, plus his two grandchildren to join him at Jurassic Park. But will everything go to plan? Especially when one of the parks own workers attempt to steal the dinosaurs embryos, and have to shut down all the electricity in the process. It's now a race for survival with everyone located all over the island."

All right, I've got a great idea for a park!  Let's fill it with the most ferocious predators that this planet has ever seen, use one central security system that could be easily thwarted by a power outage, and not do proper research on the genes we're splicing together so any further complications could arise and bite us in the ass at any time!  The kids'll love it!
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Post by: Dim of the Yard on January 16, 2008, 07:55:33 PM
And now... your top ten.

10. Dune - (1984)- 126 points
(10 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 bettertomorrowamy)

"Set in a distant future where life in the universe and space travel is dependent upon a spice found only on the planet Dune, this film tracks the rise of young Paul Atreides, son of good Duke Lito, from the time of his father's betrayal and murder by a rival lord, Baron Harkonnen, to his discovery of the great secret behind the planet Dune and his own destiny, which is to free the planet and its denizens of the cruel rule of the Emperor."

Oh, that Paul... every little thing he does is magic.  He must be so lonely out there in that desert... just him and those sand worms that he wishes wouldn't stand so close to him.  Folks may think he has a deathwish, sure, but hey, when the world is running down, you make the best of what's still around, right?

9. Armageddon - (1998)- 126 points
(10 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Cthulhu Bob)

"Due to a shuttle's unfortunate demise in outer space, NASA becomes aware of a doomsday asteroid that is on a collision course with Earth. It seems that the only way to knock it off course is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear weapon. But as NASA's under-funded yet resourceful team train the world's best drillers for the job, the social order of the world begins to break down as the information reaches the public and hysteria results. As high-ranking officials play politics with the effort, the drilling team all faces deep personal issues which may jeopardize humanity's last chance..."

I thought they made an asteroid of equal mass and size and shot it at the asteroid to knock it off course?  And I thought that the asteroid was actually a giant ball of garbage that New York shot into space because nobody in the world wanted a giant barge of garbage?

Or am I thinking of something different?  After trying to come up with a bunch of puns related to various Police songs for that last entry, my brain is fried.

8. Resident Evil - (2002)- 127 points
(7 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #1 votes, Mechanical Torgo, HackBlowfist)

"The Umbrella corporation is one of the most powerful companies in the world. Unknown to the world, it's success is due to a secret underground lab where viral weapons are tested and made. A new virus that the company created escapes, turning hundreds of scientists into flesh hungry zombies. The main computer shuts down the labs for risk of infection. A special task force is sent in to shut down the main computer and quarantine the deadly virus. What awaits them is beyond ordinary procedure."

You have to admit, that Umbrella is pretty tricky.  They succeeded in making the most hardcore chainlink fence the world has ever seen.

7. Superman IV: the Quest for Peace - (1987)- 129 points
(9 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #1 votes, Doctor Who?, Crazy_88s)

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

This movie stands out as portraying the most agreeable UN ever.  I've never seen so many politicians happy about losing their nuclear arms.  I never thought anybody would be happy about losing any sort of appendages, let alone nuclear ones.

6. Street Fighter - (1994)- 136 points
(9 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #3 votes, GregMcduck, mlcorcoran)

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

... There's a plot in a movie about a fighting game?  Seriously?

5. Commando - (1985)- 137 points
(7 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 BBQ Platypus)

"Colonel Matrix has retired and is living with his 10 year old daughter in the country. His Daughter is kidnapped to assure that Matrix will kill the president of a latin American country to allow the return of a dictator. Matrix escapes off a plane flight and has until it lands to rescue his daughter. Matrix must follow the clues he has and solve the mystery in time."

All right!  Finally, they make a movie about the best holidays in the world: Testicle Tuesday and Freeballin' Friday!

4. AVP: Alien Vs. Predator - (2004)- 155 points
(10 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Junkyard)

"When a private satellite encounters an unidentified source of heat in Antarctica and it is found to be a pyramid buried deep underground , a search team comprising of top-of-the-line archaeologists and engineers is sent to Antarctica to find out more . Once there , the team comes across signs which indicate that the place is inhabited by an unknown alien species . It is not long before the aliens begin to hunt the team members . At the same time , a trio of coming-of-age Predators have arrived to collect the skulls of the aliens as trophies , and the humans are caught between a deadly battle between the two warring species."

Source of heat in Antarctica?  Uh-oh.  Better fix that quick before Waterworld becomes a reality.

3. Titanic - (1997)- 179 points
(12 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Compound)

"84 years later a 100-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukator tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell, and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Cal Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning."

So they brought the focus away from one of the biggest ocean-bound disasters and put it on a rather flimsy and cliche relationship.  But at least they didn't do to this what some people have done to Shakespeare and changed the ending to make it happy.

2. Godzilla - (1998)- 185 points
(11 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #1 votes, jetjaguar13, SmilinJackRoss)

"Following the French atomic bomb tests in the South Pacific, an unknown creature is spotted passing eastward through the Panama Canal. Scientist Niko Tatopolous is called in to investigate the matter, and he quickly arrives at the conclusion that a giant, irradiated lizard has been created by the explosions. Godzilla then makes its way north, landing at Manhattan to begin wreaking havoc in the big city. Even with the combined forces of the U.S. military to fight the monster, will it be enough to save the people of New York?"

Tatopolous has made an entire career out of assuming that there's a giant, irradiated lizard behind everything.  Made his short stint as a plumber quite interesting, indeed.

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4199/reddawn120704vf9.gif)

1. Red Dawn - (1984)- 360 points
(21 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 5 #1 votes, Dim of the Yard, mrbasehart, bettertomorrowamy, Courtney, Minnesota)

WOLVERINES


WOLVERINES

WOLVERINES



WOLVERINES


yeah

Come on, how can a movie with a bit like the one seen above NOT deserve a good riffing?!
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Post by: Dim of the Yard on January 16, 2008, 08:10:53 PM
Okay, now that I finished up mocking the list, I have a question: Did anybody else, apart from me, put Brothers Grimm on their lists?  That was number 2 on my list... was almost number 1, actually....
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Post by: gbeenie on January 16, 2008, 11:48:13 PM
For future referance gbeenie...

7. Soylent Green/The Omega Man/Planet of the Apes (1968)

Don't ever do that again (I counted Soylent Green).

Oh, sure. Harsh my mellow.



Besides, I was clearly voting for a common theme; it's not like I submitted Days of Thunder/Sense & Sensibility/Audition.  :)
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Post by: gbeenie on January 16, 2008, 11:58:06 PM
And now... your top ten.

10. Dune - (1984)- 126 points
(10 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 bettertomorrowamy)

"Set in a distant future where life in the universe and space travel is dependent upon a spice found only on the planet Dune, this film tracks the rise of young Paul Atreides, son of good Duke Lito, from the time of his father's betrayal and murder by a rival lord, Baron Harkonnen, to his discovery of the great secret behind the planet Dune and his own destiny, which is to free the planet and its denizens of the cruel rule of the Emperor."

Oh, that Paul... every little thing he does is magic.  He must be so lonely out there in that desert... just him and those sand worms that he wishes wouldn't stand so close to him.  Folks may think he has a deathwish, sure, but hey, when the world is running down, you make the best of what's still around, right?

Maybe he just felt like a spot of Tea In The Sahara.  :)

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Post by: bratpop on January 17, 2008, 12:40:05 AM
So, did a wormhole open up into a dimension where "What we don't want: your entire lists posted, cloggin' up yer thread" was never posted? If so... how the hell did I just quote it? Whoa. Wormholes rock.
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Post by: Raven on January 17, 2008, 01:29:43 AM
So, did a wormhole open up into a dimension where "What we don't want: your entire lists posted, cloggin' up yer thread" was never posted? If so... how the hell did I just quote it? Whoa. Wormholes rock.
I'm pretty sure he meant not to post them before the top 50 was completed.  Since it might ruin tendencies or surprise elements within the list. Now that we all know the list it's probably ok. 
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 17, 2008, 09:04:38 AM
Yeah, what he said.
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Post by: dignan on January 17, 2008, 12:30:37 PM
My list:

1. Xanadu
2. Commando
3. Red Dawn

4. Ultraviolet
5. Dante's Peak
6. Cobra
7. Rambo: First Blood Part 2
8. Krull
9. The Running Man
10. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
11. Southern Comfort
12. Rocky IV
13. Sahara
14. Excalibur
15. Grease 2
16. Legend
17. Young Guns
18. Next Of Kin
19. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
20. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
21. Kiss Meets The Phantom of the Park (aka Kiss In Attack Of the Phantoms)
22. Tango and Cash
23. Cliffhanger
24. King Arthur
25. Clash of the Titans
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 17, 2008, 01:13:44 PM
21. Kiss Meets The Phantom of the Park (aka Kiss In Attack Of the Phantoms)

Not on DVD...or online in one piece.
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Post by: Rude on January 17, 2008, 01:14:29 PM
...

Actually it was released on DVD last year.

-Rude
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Post by: Compound on January 17, 2008, 02:20:36 PM
Rude, it seems to be OOP again. Amazon doesn't show it as available from anyone but the marketplace sellers, and dvdpriceseach shows no retailers carrying it. (Froogle shows some places, but they seem to be a bit... questionable as I view what other titles they're selling.)
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Post by: Rude on January 17, 2008, 02:25:13 PM
...

Sorry, i should have mentioned that it's part of the KISSOLOGY 2 box set. It's been remastered from the original European theatrical print, and is included on the first disc in the set. You can usually find it online for somewhere between twenty and thirty bucks.

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/5624/kissologyzr0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

-Rude
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Post by: Compound on January 17, 2008, 02:31:00 PM
Ah. Well then, I'd prefer not to have to buy the box set just to watch the Rifftrax.
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Post by: Rude on January 17, 2008, 02:32:25 PM
...

Did you buy LOST or Grey's Anatomy?

-Rude
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Post by: Compound on January 17, 2008, 03:13:17 PM
...

Did you buy LOST or Grey's Anatomy?

-Rude

Yes, but I was neutral towards Grey's and slightly positive towards Lost prior to seeing them and I did end up watching the contents of both sets. KISS's music, on the other hand, I'm not fond of, so while I have a bit of interest in watching the movie, I really wouldn't watch anything else in the set.

 And while there's a slim possibility of the rest of the Lost and Grey's set being riffed, there's no chance of Mike and Kevin deciding that riffing the "KISS invades Australia" would be a great thing, so I'd never even get to entertain the thought of "Well, maybe they'll riff another part of the set and make my purchase a better value."
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 17, 2008, 03:15:54 PM
Sorry, i should have mentioned that it's part of the KISSOLOGY 2 box set. It's been remastered from the original European theatrical print, and is included on the first disc in the set. You can usually find it online for somewhere between twenty and thirty bucks.

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/5624/kissologyzr0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Funny Amazon - which now owns imdb.com - can't be bothered to link to this set to let you know that it's available there.

But you win in a way....you can rent it from Netflix (http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Kiss_Meets_the_Phantom_of_the_Park/70040432?strkid=387979040_0_0)....don't know if this was the first release or from this box set.   But the question is, is this the only place you can rent it.

As far as your question about "Lost" or "Grey's Anatomy" - no.  And there are legal ways of getting the episodes in question without renting or buying the season.
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Post by: bratpop on January 17, 2008, 03:24:18 PM
Ugh. What's next, Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band starring the Bee Gees?
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 17, 2008, 03:54:54 PM
Ugh. What's next, Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band starring the Bee Gees?

Could be worse.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51C0V04ASBL._SS500_.jpg)

Seriously.....what were they thinking?
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Post by: GregMcduck on January 17, 2008, 04:04:28 PM
They were thinking $$$$$$$$$$
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 17, 2008, 04:46:16 PM
They were thinking $$$$$$$$$$

Yeah....but at that point in their lives....there were many, many ways for them to make money that were nowhere as embarrassing as this turned out...
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Post by: stansimpson on January 17, 2008, 04:47:45 PM
They were thinking $$$$$$$$$$
They were also thinking:
(http://scienceblogs.com/retrospectacle/lsd%20kid.jpg)
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Post by: Compound on January 17, 2008, 04:56:19 PM
Ugh. What's next, Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band starring the Bee Gees?

Hey! Don't forget Peter Frampton.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 17, 2008, 04:59:20 PM
Hey! Don't forget Peter Frampton.
Aw, come on....please?  I've been trying so hard.  The radio won't stop playing that crappy album, that damn Geico commercial and now this?

 ;)
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Post by: Tripe on January 17, 2008, 05:07:10 PM
Wait he's on one of the hasbeen geico commercials? God I hate Frampton, so much I used to wear a tee-shirt of him to get messy in (painting and the like) except people began assuming I was a huge fan.

I see that commercial with the Pips in it and I just shake my head.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 17, 2008, 05:24:21 PM
Wait he's on one of the hasbeen geico commercials? God I hate Frampton, so much I used to wear a tee-shirt of him to get messy in (painting and the like) except people began assuming I was a huge fan.

I see that commercial with the Pips in it and I just shake my head.
Yeah, it's got him in this woman's kitchen with his guitar and amp and that speaking tube and he's commenting on what she's saying....

That album was the bane of my childhood/high school years.  Hated it and you couldn't get away from it.  And if you want to listen to a radio station that isn't Rap or Country you end up hearing something from that album unless you dive for the dial.
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Post by: bratpop on January 17, 2008, 07:32:30 PM
Sorry, no way can actual Beatles be worse than fake Beatles, starring Steve Martin as a Beatles song character.
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 17, 2008, 07:45:08 PM
Sorry, no way can actual Beatles be worse than fake Beatles, starring Steve Martin as a Beatles song character.

Don't say I didn't warn you.

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Post by: bratpop on January 17, 2008, 09:57:38 PM
Pfft. That's the 60s. That's drugs. That's Italy. That's Monty Python. That's nothing. That's kid's stuff. That's a non-musical part. That's easy. If anything, it's just boring. Try watching this:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

And then I'm just gonna go ahead and dare you to enjoy this:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: Rude on January 18, 2008, 03:07:04 AM
...

(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/8876/castcg0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Am i the only one who thinks the fact that they listed "The Cast" as a special feature is kinda' weird?

-Rude
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Post by: Raven on January 18, 2008, 10:41:53 AM

Am i the only one who thinks the fact that they listed "The Cast" as a special feature is kinda' weird?

-Rude

I don't have the movie but if it's the cast biography things that's nothing new.  A lot of the earlier dvd's had cast filmographies as a "special feature."   Back when subtitles were an awesome addition. 
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Post by: Petey Wheatstraw on January 18, 2008, 10:45:13 AM
Am i the only one who thinks the fact that they listed "The Cast" as a special feature is kinda' weird?

-Rude

I don't have the movie but if it's the cast biography things that's nothing new.

I think he's referring to the fact that pretty much everyone knows who the Beatles are, so this particular feature on that DVD is redundant....
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 18, 2008, 06:21:07 PM
Pfft. That's the 60s. That's drugs. That's Italy. That's Monty Python. That's nothing. That's kid's stuff. That's a non-musical part. That's easy. If anything, it's just boring. Try watching this:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

And then I'm just gonna go ahead and dare you to enjoy this:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Oh....I've seen this turd.  And you're completely right in saying that it's awful.

But it was done by people trying to repeat the success they had with Tommy - building on the back of the work of four talented people.

"Magical Mystery Tour" is those four talented people letting their egos run amuck...acting like all they have to think of something on the spur of the moment and of course it will be brilliant and it should be filmed.  They could have done better.

The people who did Sgt. Pepper's - that's probably the best they ever did...
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Post by: gbeenie on January 19, 2008, 09:36:38 AM
(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/5008/18467382yj7.jpg)

3. Titanic - (1997)- 179 points
(12 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Compound)

Directed by James Cameron
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Billy Zane

Synopsis:
"84 years later a 100-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukator tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell, and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Cal Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Yeah, the ship is sinking, let's shoot at each other!
-Haha, Granny just fucked those treasure hunters.
-top of the world blah blah blah

I can't believe you didn't mention the Plinko scene...
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Post by: RVR II on January 19, 2008, 09:42:24 AM
TOP TEN TIME

(http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/7498/dunemovieduelrq6.jpg)

10. Dune - (1984)- 126 points
(10 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #2 bettertomorrowamy)

Directed by David Lynch (or sometimes Alan Smithee)
Starring Kyle MacLachlan, Sting (the singer, not the wrestler) and Patrick Stewart

Synopsis:
"Set in a distant future where life in the universe and space travel is dependent upon a spice found only on the planet Dune, this film tracks the rise of young Paul Atreides, son of good Duke Lito, from the time of his father's betrayal and murder by a rival lord, Baron Harkonnen, to his discovery of the great secret behind the planet Dune and his own destiny, which is to free the planet and its denizens of the cruel rule of the Emperor."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Despite all the science fiction crap and the complicated politics and whatnot, it's actually the easiest David Lynch film to understand.
-Giant worms
-I swear to god, is I see another pair of hauntingly blue eyes, I'm gonna...
YYEESS!!!
My #1 Made It! :highfive:
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: gbeenie on January 19, 2008, 09:46:49 AM
Wait a minute, RVR II; are you saying you want them to Riff Dune? Huh. Interesting.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: RoninFox on January 19, 2008, 09:47:37 AM
Wait a minute, RVR II; are you saying you want them to Riff Dune? Huh. Interesting.

Yeah, that came totally out of left field.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: RVR II on January 19, 2008, 10:05:51 AM
Wait a minute, RVR II; are you saying you want them to Riff Dune? Huh. Interesting.

Yeah, that came totally out of left field.
I like.. Totally Missed this list (cause, Yes.. I Was in MEXICO)
I thought I'd run DUNE in the ground enough that it could've 'cost' some votes, but I might've been wrong.. ::)
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: bratpop on January 19, 2008, 03:53:36 PM
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"Magical Mystery Tour" is those four talented people letting their egos run amuck...
True, but while I find their egos more interesting than a balding Lonely Hearts Club band, there's quite a difference between a one hour TV special never meant to be seen again and a big budget two hour musical starring everybody but the Beatles cashing in on the Beatles. In fact I don't think they ever made a dime off of Magical Mystery Tour. Even the soundtrack was only an EP.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 19, 2008, 04:04:22 PM
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"Magical Mystery Tour" is those four talented people letting their egos run amuck...
True, but while I find their egos more interesting than a balding Lonely Hearts Club band, there's quite a difference between a one hour TV special never meant to be seen again and a big budget two hour musical starring everybody but the Beatles cashing in on the Beatles. In fact I don't think they ever made a dime off of Magical Mystery Tour. Even the soundtrack was only an EP.

Never meant to be seen again?  If that were the case, McCartney would have blocked it's release on DVD the way he keeps doing Let It Be because, reportedly he finds that to be more embarrassing.

I'm willing to call it a tie if you are.   ;)
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: bratpop on January 19, 2008, 04:09:06 PM
It wasn't ever MEANT to be seen again, and it took decades for fans to whine enough to get it on DVD, the way that stupid fans whine for the Star Wars Holiday Special to be on DVD. Besides, I thought Michael Jackson owned their catalog.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 19, 2008, 04:37:14 PM
It wasn't ever MEANT to be seen again, and it took decades for fans to whine enough to get it on DVD, the way that stupid fans whine for the Star Wars Holiday Special to be on DVD. Besides, I thought Michael Jackson owned their catalog.

The film was made by Apple Corps - and the way I understand it either all four (or their heirs) agree or it doesn't happen.

And Jacko does own the songs - on paper.  But he's so heavily borrowed against them and everything else he owns that he can't afford to turn down any offer of residuals.

(another reason to hate Jackson - as if there weren't enough already - if he defaults on that, the Sony Corporation is going to end up owning those songs.  >:()
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: bratpop on January 19, 2008, 05:35:42 PM
But you know Jacko is the real, original Paul McCartney, right?
Title: Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
Post by: deadheadpunk on February 19, 2008, 01:34:31 PM
(http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/5692/armageddon1mn9.jpg)

9. Armageddon - (1998)- 126 points
(10 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Cthulhu Bob)

Directed by Michael Bay
Starring Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler

Synposis:
"Due to a shuttle's unfortunate demise in outer space, NASA becomes aware of a doomsday asteroid that is on a collision course with Earth. It seems that the only way to knock it off course is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear weapon. But as NASA's under-funded yet resourceful team train the world's best drillers for the job, the social order of the world begins to break down as the information reaches the public and hysteria results. As high-ranking officials play politics with the effort, the drilling team all faces deep personal issues which may jeopardize humanity's last chance..."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-Laws of physics? Who needs them?
-Ok, so there's an asteroid that need's killin'...why are we watching Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler play with animal cookies?
-Hey, the first Rifftrax for a Criterion Collection release!

i didn't submit a sheet but i am SO GLAD to see this ranked so high since this is the one I'd have at #2 or 3 if i did this. I hope it gets done since it begs to be riffed!  :D