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Re: iJust Finished Watching
« Reply #2235 on: October 31, 2019, 04:49:14 PM »
Josh Way - Fun with Shorts: No Ghosts

Good as usual and it was fun seeing Josh react to Jam Handy and Chevrolet's "bait and switch".

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Re: iJust Finished Watching
« Reply #2236 on: October 31, 2019, 09:11:48 PM »
JC Walsh -- "Star Trek: Voyager - 'Cathexis'" -- While on an away mission, Commander Chakotay's brain gets murdered by an energy cloud thing, so the Doctor must keep the sickbay clean by inserting a cathexis into Chakotay's... wait. *checks notes* No, there's an energy being leaping from that Denzel Washington 'Fallen' movie to person to person, and Chakotay's mind energy fighting it, and everyone being all paranoid and stuff.  J.C. Walsh does pretty well riffing this wackness, though it's not quite up there with his best efforts.

[ https://www.rifftrax.com/iriff/star-trek-voyager-cathexis ]

Just Andrew -- "Star Trek: Voyager - 'Jetrel'" -- An alien scientist who invented a genocidal wave thingy is now really feeling bad about it, so he's going around trying to help his victims, one of whom turns out to be Neelix.  Buuut, before you go running screaming to the hills... it's actually a good episode, largely because Ethan Phillips is allowed to drop his grating character schtick for the most part and actually act.  Just Andrew does a fairly good job on his commentary here, though the unusually good stuff on screen sometimes held more of my attention.

[ https://www.rifftrax.com/iriff/just-andrew-star-trek-voyager-jetrel ]

Quiptracks -- "Ghost Rider" -- Johnny Blaze, daredevil motorcyle guy who made a deal with the devil, is put out when said devil makes him into the Ghost Rider to go out and punish sinners by being Nicholas Cage at them.  Some other demons want him to defect to their side, and kidnap Eva Mendes to get this to happen.  Sam Elliot shows up to collect paychecks for himself and his mustache.

Man, this was fun.  Nick Cage movies work really well with riffing in general, I've found, and when a group as good as Quiptracks hits one, it's gotta be gold.  Consistently hilarious and well-paced, it makes the hour-and-fifty go much faster than it would without.

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Re: iJust Finished Watching
« Reply #2237 on: November 15, 2019, 10:18:28 AM »
Ronin Fox Trax -- "Rocky" -- A small-time boxer with small-time aspirations randomly gets selected to be pummeled on by heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, which is not a lottery I'd ever want to enter.  He trains, mumbles sweet nothings to the mousey girl he loves, shouts at his manager, beats up sides of beef, and strives to not be a complete chump.  Not sure he succeeds, but he was good at montag-ing, so that's something.

I'm kind of surprised this film hasn't been riffed before now.  It's a good film, sure, but it's got a lot of riffable stuff in it, and Ronin Fox and Vamperica have a lot of fun with Stallone's natural meatheadedness.  It's been a few years since their last riff, but they haven't lost a step, with riffs as funny as ever.

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OneWallCinema -- "Enter the Lone Ranger" -- Despite the title, at no time does anyone enter the Lone Ranger.  It's not that kind of movie.  The Lone Ranger does some entering, I'll admit, but it's nothing to get excited about.  His adversaries, the Cavendish Gang, do some entering, but mainly they wander the countryside and shoot things.  Tonto enters here and there, and classes up the proceedings by not being Johnny Depp.

This early entry from OneWallCinema takes a bit to get going, not only on the screen but with the riffing.  The riffing, at least, hits its full stride maybe twenty minutes in, probably because the movie never does.  Pretty entertaining overall, and OWC makes what would be a draggy film pass by quickly.

[ https://www.rifftrax.com/iriff/onewallcinema-enter-the-lone-ranger ]
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Re: iJust Finished Watching
« Reply #2238 on: November 30, 2019, 10:51:52 PM »
Hor-Riff-Ic -- "The Stuff" -- There's some edible goop seeping up from underground, so naturally, some guy puts it in his mouth.  The next thing you know, he's addicted, his friends are addicted, and they're marketing it to the world.  It's up to four non-addicted people and a schtick-infected army general to warn everyone and turn back the tide of The Stuff.

I do love this dumbly satirical movie, but Hor-Riff-Ic's hilarious commentary track is still a welcome addition to the viewing experience.  It's always tricky work riffing what is at least partially a comedy, but they do it well, finding places to get their jabs in and coming up with some great lines in the process.

[ https://www.rifftrax.com/iriff/hor-riff-ic-the-stuff ]

Atlas Riffed -- "Atlas Shrugged, Part 1" -- A young train-company executive, frustrated by a world where people just won't take her word that a mystery metal will make for super-safe trains, tries to figure out who John Galt is, and concludes he's the smoke monster on an island.  In a clear excursion into fantasy, rich people actually see negative consequences to their actions, though in a nod to realism, they whine about it a lot.

I didn't know anything about the riffers (comedians Josh Bolotsky and Matthew Filipowicz) going in, but I knew Ayn Rand's book was a dense chunk of awful, and had heard similar things about the movie adaptation, so I decided to give them a go.  I was glad I did, as they turned in a pretty funny takedown of the proceedings.  If you're a Libertarian, or an Objectivist, you probably won't like the riff, as they don't pull their punches; otherwise, worth checking out.

[ https://www.rifftrax.com/iriff/atlas-riffed-a-riffing-of-atlas-shrugged-part-one ]
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