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General (Off-Topic) Discussion / Re: List o' Crap #127 Top 50 Novels Countdown!
« Last post by dbsommer on November 30, 2020, 03:34:21 PM »
2001 is an odd one for me. While the film is visually stunning, I'm more a plot person so it doesn't do much for me. The novel was good, but not earthshaking for me.
Now 2010, I liked more both movie and book (And there are differences between the two). I found both more compelling. Also, one of my favorite 'Look behind you' was in 2010.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUT4ua-D33Y
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iRiffs / Re: I've finally finished my first feature length riff.
« Last post by fubisd on November 30, 2020, 03:11:52 PM »
Thank you for the congrats. I really appreciate it!

I'm thinking about either Goldfinger or Never Say Never Again. Goldfinger is just a fun movie that I've watched a lot, and Never Say Never again is just Thunderball but wrinklier. Since I've been working from home, it probably wouldn't take as long now. Half of the slow down has been the job I got in 2017, the other half are getting the voices in my head to cooperate. There is a certain power in good coffee and lemon madeleines that I discovered this year.

 :highfive:
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iRiffs / Re: I've finally finished my first feature length riff.
« Last post by stansimpson on November 30, 2020, 02:46:11 PM »
Congrats on finishing! And congrats on sticking to it and seeing it to the end. It's very rewarding to be done with something like that, and it's not an easy road. On a personal note, I had never seen a Sean Connery Bond film before this year (I'm up to Diamonds Are Forever now). From Russia With Love is in my Top 3 that I've seen and also definitely riff-worthy (all of them are imo).
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General RiffTrax talk / Re: Rifftrax that are no longer available
« Last post by majorjoe23 on November 30, 2020, 02:11:55 PM »
It looks like Brainiac and Sherlock Holmes & The Deadly Necklace are missing now, too.
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Video Games / Re: What's everyone playing?
« Last post by Variety of Cells on November 30, 2020, 01:51:09 PM »
Just picked up Death Stranding. It's half off on Steam right now ($30). I'm almost done with Horizon Zero Dawn, and still 10 days to go til Cyberpunk 2077, so I figure this can fill the gap.

It's good!  I really liked it.  Weird, but the good kind of weird. 
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Video Games / Re: What's everyone playing?
« Last post by CJones on November 30, 2020, 01:25:12 PM »
Just picked up Death Stranding. It's half off on Steam right now ($30). I'm almost done with Horizon Zero Dawn, and still 10 days to go til Cyberpunk 2077, so I figure this can fill the gap.
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iRiffs / I've finally finished my first feature length riff.
« Last post by fubisd on November 30, 2020, 12:16:00 PM »
I finally did it. I finished my riff of "From Russia With Love". It's been 3 years in the making, but if anyone is interested, I have a download link of the mp3 directly from my Google Drive.

It's been "A labor of love, as they say.", definitely a journey. A lot of recording, re-recording, new microphone, re-recording, so on. I hope you enjoy, and let me know what you think. I think From Russia With Love is still available on Amazon Prime.

Thank you!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iEReLoPZLx6FITuBDqfEX1JLCAAQBhEy/view

-Intrepid Asylum/Matt West
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General (Off-Topic) Discussion / Re: Return to the Sad Cafe
« Last post by RoninFox on November 30, 2020, 10:21:47 AM »
Not considering the fact that this is the first holiday season after both of my parents have passed, I wound up watching A Christmas Story with my wife last night in between putting up our decorations.

I remember last year getting a little misty-eyed at the end of the movie when watching the lovely shot of the parents settling in at the end of the day to just watch the snow.

This time that same shot had me crying off and on for the next hour.
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General (Off-Topic) Discussion / Re: List o' Crap #127 Top 50 Novels Countdown!
« Last post by MartyS (Gromit) on November 30, 2020, 10:11:51 AM »
2001 was the first full novel I remember reading when I was little, before seeing the movie.  I vividly remember watching the movie on one of the last really big screen theaters in Connecticut, people think IMAX is big these days but there used to be larger ones.

The entire series is pretty good, 2001 and 3001 being the best, 2064 is perhaps the weakest of the 4 as far as the writing and characters but has great world building.  3001 has some really great ideas in it as well as some interesting character stuff, I think it recaps enough of what happened in 2064 that you could skip that one, but you would have to have read 2010 or at least have seen the movie.
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iRiffs / Re: iJust Finished Watching
« Last post by WhyDontTheyLook on November 30, 2020, 09:37:20 AM »
One Man Band - "Hackers" -- A cartoonishly oily security chief at the Random Computery Image Company has an elaborate (and elaborately stupid) plan to shave millions of dollars from the world's banks and he needs scapegoats.  Who does he find?  Hack screenwriters!  Er... Hackers!  Something like that.  Anyway, Angelina Jolie is in this, though she's clearly not the audience stand-in, as Matthew Lillard's still alive at the end.

One Man Band's riffing on this one is hilarious, among his best (of the ones of his I've seen so far).  He tends to pack in the lines more than most solo riffers, and somehow manages to do it without things feeling overstuffed.  The movie's one of my favorite in the 'now-hopelessly-outdated-nineties-computorz-internetz-zomg' subgenre, and this is a fun companion to it.

[ https://www.rifftrax.com/iriff/hackers-the-one-man-band ]

Mr. B Natural - "Flying Disc Men of Mars chapters 1 & 2" -- In the first two chapters of this fifties sci-fi serial, a Flying Disc Man (from Mars, if the title is to be believed, or Pottsylvania, if the accent is to be believed) hooks up with a guy with a thin mustache to take over the world, and are bothered by some schmuck with an armed plane.

Mr. B. Natural does a fair job with the jokes on these two chapters (which total just over half an hour).  There are some sparse stretches in the riff, but in the main the pacing is good, and the lines are entertaining and well-delivered.  It's a serial I haven't seen riffed elsewhere, so it's too bad he didn't do further chapters.  I enjoyed these two.

[ https://www.rifftrax.com/iriff/mrbnatural-flying-disc-man-from-mars-chapters-1-2-vod ]
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