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Offline WhyDontTheyLook

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Re: iJust Finished Watching
« Reply #2190 on: March 29, 2018, 08:02:43 AM »
Hor-Riff-Ic -- "Dracula" (1931) -- Renfield, an unwary real estate agent, goes to a remote castle in distant Transylvania.  There he meets with Dracula, who becomes his elderly gentleman friend and gets Renfield on an all spider-and-rat diet. They go back to England, where Drac chews on necks while Renfield chews the scenery.  Van Helsing, meanwhile, is saddened by his lack of 'going places' music.

While I don't find the movie anywhere near as overrated as the Hor-Riff-Ic crew seems to, I nonetheless greatly enjoyed their riffing here.  I liked the use of the 'Brad Dracula' character in place of 'Satan' this time around--initially I thought it might be a bit too silly, but it ended up working well.

[ https://www.rifftrax.com/iriff/hor-riff-ic-dracula-1931 ]

SRD's Movie Night -- "Ben and Arthur" -- Arthur wants to marry his boyfriend Ben, but the laws of Hawaii forbid it, so they fly out to a palm-tree-bearing corner of Vermont for a civil union.  This vexes Arthur's Catholic brother, starting a spiral of questionable choices, doughy sex, missing whiteout, and loitering in techno-car-parks that ends with a bathtub baptism and some long-overdue murder.  We never do learn what happened to the whiteout.

In my review of the SRD Movie Night riff of The Alphabet Conspiracy, I noted that the angry tone of some of the riffs didn't feel earned.  Well, there's more anger in the jokes in this riff, but boy howdy, this time they're well-earned.  Imagine 'The Room' without the coherent plot, likeable characters, high production values, or Tommy Wiseau's sexual magnetism, and it's still better than this.  Sugar Ray Dodge gets off a lot of good lines here, but due to the sheer awfulness permeating every frame of the film, I still only barely made it through.

[ http://movienight.sugarraydodge.com/2015/10/12/episode-3-ben-arthur/ ]
[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FD5nRKGxQdw ]
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Re: iJust Finished Watching
« Reply #2191 on: April 13, 2018, 10:10:51 AM »
Toast and Rice -- "10 Shorts" -- I gathered up ten of Toast and Rice's 20 shorts riffs and watched them over a couple days.  Among them were 'Don't Kill Your Friends,' 'Another Cup of Coffee,' 'Bunny,' 'How to Keep a Job,' 'Practical Dreamer,' 'The Outsider,' 'Little Gray Neck,' 'Democracy,' 'Jealousy,' and 'Facing Reality.'

'Bunny' was my favorite of this lot.  I think it was intended to be an anti-marijuana short, but the filmmakers were smoking it too, so, like Bunny, it gave up on its message and just sort of wandered around for a while.  Some sharp, top-notch riffs on that one.  Another favorite was 'Little Gray Neck,' a cartoon about a bird that couldn't go south due to a broken wing, somehow didn't die, and then got his murderous revenge against a fox--a lot of laughs from the riffs here.  I enjoyed the jokes on the others as well.  The only one that kinda lost me was 'Jealousy'--not because of the riffing, but because the short itself was so cringe-inducing.

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[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP_iqceL88g&list=PLbFspqDEOoOOxYc5gggneZNGKsE7t1yj6 ]

OneWallCinema -- "G.I. Joe: The Movie" -- Poor Cobra Commander.  No sooner does he retreat from yet another disastrous Cobra mission against the Joes, than he gets backstabbed by his lieutenants, and the serpent people of Cobra-la show up to reveal they've been behind the Cobra organization the whole time.  Meanwhile, a new, kinda slimy Joe named Falcon gets his ass handed to him on a regular basis until everybody more or less ends up in the same place to try to keep Cobra-la from serpentizing everybody.

OneWallCinema is very funny riffing on this one, though it's such a weird-ass movie I'm pretty sure I'd be laughing through it anyway.  I liked the running gag with various other riffers showing up only to accidentally shoot themselves with laser weaponry lying around.  Some good work on imitating the voices of some of those screechy Cobra characters--must've been hard on the throat, though.

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Re: iJust Finished Watching
« Reply #2192 on: April 13, 2018, 12:07:55 PM »
Glad you liked the shorts.  Yeah, "Jealousy" was rough.  The protagonist's behavior was a little much, and the internal dialogue made her sound like Captain Queeg.


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Re: iJust Finished Watching
« Reply #2193 on: April 15, 2018, 05:25:33 AM »
Glad you liked the gI Joe riff! That one was really fun to do and I still chuckle whenever I hear that Bob Jovi or Johnny Cash song. Also loved doing the various voices. You’re definitely right on the Cobra voices. They were rough on my throat but Beach Head made up for it.

We’ve thought about riffing an episode of the tv show occasionally but haven’t got around to it.