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Re: List the top 10 films you'd want riffed
« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2007, 12:07:50 AM »
I was thinking also of the original V: the Miniseries or V: The Final Battle for riff purposes. 

How 'bout The Abyss?

Bubba Ho-Tep w/ special guest riffer Elvis! (Bruce Campbell, of course)

Should have looked at my film collection before I came to wor....wait a sec....think I once e-mailed a list to someone....let's see.......ah yes:

Big Trouble in Little China (love it)

City of Lost Children (Oh God! It's so french)

Hard Target (It's John Woo, sure....but it's also Van Damme)

Daylight (Let's get trapped with Stallone together)

Total Recall (Can anyone remember....something.....movie)

The Quick and the Dead (Sam Raimi cut Bruce's scenes.  For that...there must be...retribution)  *Also it's got a whole mess o' people who made bad movies separately...in a movie together. 
Sharon Stone...DiCaprio...Crowe...What's his name...and that guy...




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Re: List the top 10 films you'd want riffed
« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2007, 12:57:54 AM »
This looks like fun. Here's my list in no particular order of preference:

10) Either of the Transporter movies (Jason Statham gives physics a shoe to the junk)

9) Ultraviolet (Milla Jovovich does the same, but with crappier cgi)

8) Either of the Resident Evil movies (Yet another video game masterpiece, and its sequel)

7) Moonraker (If you must riff on a James Bond movie, and you must)

6) Lost in Space (Hey, space: How YOU doin)

5) Alien vs Predator (Because Alien: Resurrection didn't kill the franchise dead enough)

4) Van Helsing (Wolverine in a hat fighting vampire werewolves or something)

3) Tim Burton Batman (Many people love the Burton version of Batman. I am not one of them)

2) Tim Burton Planet of the Apes (Full frontal ape nudity for the whole family)

1) Either of the Tomb Raider movies (Yet another video game movie series, this one with a bizarrely augmented Angeline Jolie)

 





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Re: List the top 10 films you'd want riffed
« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2007, 09:50:59 AM »
Mine, in no particular order:

Jurassic Park (I REALLY think this one will be done so it's kind of a gimmie)
The Covenant (new and craptacular!)
Red Dawn (this one is SCREAMING for it!)
Alone in the Dark (this one almost riffs itself...Mike could phone it in, possibly the perfect film to riff on)
Predator (featuring many a now-politician)
Van Helsing (nuff said)
Face/Off  (comedy goldmine just waiting to be mined)
Volcano (Wooden Tommy Lee Jones and lesbo-era Heche vs a river of lava!)
The Fog (remake...perfect movie for riffing!)
Frogs (totally obscure...too obscure to really do but wowsa does this one ever sing! Ray Milland and incomprehensible rednecks vs woodland critters. Do yourself a favor and check this one out sometime. They show it fairly often on Showtime/Cinemax for some reason .)
 
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Re: List the top 10 films you'd want riffed
« Reply #33 on: January 29, 2007, 10:15:06 AM »
good list man lol.  but dont make me sit through covanent again for the love of god no.


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Re: List the top 10 films you'd want riffed
« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2007, 04:34:27 PM »
good list man lol.  but dont make me sit through covanent again for the love of god no.

But...It's like Micheal Bay made an episode of Charmed!
Grapes? I hate grapes, I can't stand grapes. I loathe grapes. All kinds of grapes. I hate green grapes and I hate purple grapes. I hate grapes with seeds, I hate grapes without seeds. I hate them peeled and nonpeeled. I hate them in bunches, one at a time and in small groups of twos and threes.


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Re: List the top 10 films you'd want riffed
« Reply #35 on: January 29, 2007, 04:44:57 PM »
1. every star wars film
2.dune
3.enemymine
4.clash of the titans
5.red planet
6.earth vs the flying saucer
7.planet of the apes (any version)
8.Godzilla emmerich version
9.any classic universal monster movies
10.richard donnars superman

there's so many more but these 10 would be great

oh yeah and
Ninjas don't kill people, Pat Morita playing a ninja kills people.


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Re: List the top 10 films you'd want riffed
« Reply #36 on: January 29, 2007, 05:40:52 PM »
I think this was one of the first topics ever to appear on the forum.  With all the new people around, I think its a good idea to list your top "wants".  The criteria I use in my choices are not what films "deserve it", but rather if I think they'd make funny Rifftrax.  My 10 (in no particular order):

1. The Wizard of Oz
2. Psycho (original)
3. Commando
4. Highlander
5. Ben Hur
6. Planet of the Apes (the original)
7. Scarface (the remake)
8. Star Wars: A New Hope
9. Terminator 2
10. Tomb Raider



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Re: List the top 10 films you'd want riffed
« Reply #37 on: January 29, 2007, 05:48:18 PM »
ben hur interesting pick


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Re: List the top 10 films you'd want riffed
« Reply #38 on: January 29, 2007, 08:08:42 PM »
So, before I give my list, I wanted to talk about the underpinnings of my various choices.
For me, the space in these films where comedy fits are the yawning chasm between a film's desire (in some cases, even demand) to be taken seriously, and its ability to be taken seriously.
Sometimes, a film desire for seriousness is compromised by dated ideas or trappings, sometimes by sheer ineptitude. Most of my selections possess some variation on this idea. I just thought I'd lay it out up front, instead of having to explain thoroughly in each selection.


These are in no particular order:

Batman (1989) or Batman Returns -- I know there's a huge push to Riff Batman and Robin, but while there are a LOT of things about that TERRIBLE film to make fun of, the fact is that B & R is basically a comedy. Tim Burton's first two Batman movies, on the other hand, are, despite Burton's trademark "ghouls' funhouse" atmosphere, clearly meant to be taken seriously. This, combined with how the films have aged (despite my love for these first two Batman films, the passing years have given me ability to see the flaws with something of an objective eye), plus Burton's complete inability to laugh at himself, makes either of these movies ripe for the Riffing.

Invasion of the Bee Girls http://www.amazon.com/Invasion-Star-Creatures-Bee-Girls/dp/B0007R4T1M/ref=imdbpov_dvd_0/002-6559928-3633658 -- How this beautiful dish of cinema con queso somehow failed to be given the business on MST3K is utterly beyond me (maybe its semi-adult content was a factor); With its ridiculous plot, gratuitous nudity and one of the most stupid fight scenes in film history, it's time to correct this oversight.

Billy Jack -- SUPER-serious, and impossibly funny. From incomprehensible improv street theatre, to a supposedly naked woman's visible top (thanks to the film's "open-matte" transfer; it's never been issued in widescreen), to its vague "back to nature" philosophical musings, Billy Jack is a comedy treasure.

Soylent Green/The Omega Man/Planet of the Apes -- ANY post-apocalyptic film starring Mister Charlton Heston will fill the bill.

Zardoz -- No, I haven't dropped it. It wants to be one of those "thoughtful" 70's post-apocalyptic "cautionary tales;" and, goddammit, it wants it like nobody's business, in spite of the complete lack of any concrete idea just what it is it's warning us about.

Godzilla Vs. Hedorah (a.k.a., Godzilla Vs. The Smog Monster) -- Thanks to MST3K, we've had all the Gamera we can possibly keep down. It's time to go back to the granddaddy of all rubber-suit monsters, which hasn't been done since MST3K's second season. This film's environmental "message" makes it a perfect candidate.

The Passion of the Christ -- The ULTIMATE in preaching to the choir. This one could be priced at $4.49, with $.50 of each purchase being donated to The Anti-Defamation League.

Carrie -- Still a great, terrifying film... and Riffable as HELL.

Akira -- If only to hear Mike, Kevin and Bill's multiple interpretations as to what the HELL the ending of this movie actually means.

Eragon -- I've never seen this movie, but two kinds of people have: those who found the books juvenile and derivative, and found the movie to be more of the same; and those who enjoyed the books, and managed to still hate the movie for its combination of arch seriousness and appalling incompetence.
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Re: List the top 10 films you'd want riffed
« Reply #39 on: January 29, 2007, 09:07:38 PM »
If "Hostage" and "Aliens vs. Predators" is riffed i would be a very happy man.

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Re: List the top 10 films you'd want riffed
« Reply #40 on: January 29, 2007, 11:41:29 PM »
I almost suggested Aliens Vs Predator, then I learned there was a sequel coming and I just....lost all reason to exist.


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Re: List the top 10 films you'd want riffed
« Reply #41 on: January 30, 2007, 07:22:04 AM »
Okay, I spent a few moments tyring to come up with a top 10 list that didn't have all or most of the same titles listed as the rest of you.  They're great lists all of them, especially qbeenie and others who really took the time to describe why they hated some of these movies in such vivid detail.  Having said that....

10.)Hot Ice (A.K.A. Mr. Inside/Mr. Outside) : A '70s buddy cop movie gone horribly awry. starring Hal Linden and Tony Lo Bianco that was an utter craptastic failure. I couldn't watch it for more than 10 minutes..

9.)Sheena: Queen of the Jungle:  Horses crosss-dressing as zebras. they did a better job with the 'Horse of another color' in Wizard of OZ...

8.)Inspector(s) Gadget: Even though I love Matthew Broderick, I really had a hard time with both of these, especially number 2.  Sorry guys, but I've seen Matthew Broderick, I admire Matthew Broderick, but French Stewart is no Matthew Broderick...

7.)Lost in Space(1998): "Danger Will Robinson, my a**"...

6.)Walking Tall(2004): At times, when he wasn't speaking, I had a hard time telling which one was 'The Rock', and which one was 'The 'Big Stick'...

5.)Phantom: Ahhh Yes, Billy Zane talks to the animals.  This was 'Dr. Doolittle' on crack, basically.  One of my favorite scenes was where Phantom (Zane) gets in a jam and tells Devil (the wolf) to go get Hero (the horse), which he does.  They actually spent time showing the two 'conversing', I almost expected to see subtitles.... (Hero:"Whats' that Devil? Walker is trapped by the villain, Again?")

4.)Judge Dredd/Demolition Man: Take your pick, they're both pretty interchangeable...

3.)Ultraviolet/Aeon Flux: See also #4... UV  looks like Tron and Aeon Flux had a love child...

2.)Mousehunt: This is actually one that I actually liked, and would love to see riffed.  True, Nathan Lane can be a bit shrill and over-the-top, but that's just part of his charm...

1.) Detonator(s) 1 and 2/The Lawnmower Man: ...And it's a three-way tie triple feature featuring Pierce Brosnan...  Don't get me wrong, I loved this guy as Bond and Remington Steele. (not to mention the character he played in 'Dante's Inferno')  But The 'Detonator' movies were basically 'Masterminds' with Pierce haplessly pitted against the villain instead of Vincent Kartheiser .(the kid who played opposite Patrick Stewart)  ...And The Lawn mower Man was , ....well the Lawnmower Man...


Okay so technically, that's what, 14 movies?  But like I said some of them are pretty interchangeable....


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Re: List the top 10 films you'd want riffed
« Reply #42 on: January 30, 2007, 08:06:35 AM »
10.)Hot Ice (A.K.A. Mr. Inside/Mr. Outside) : A '70s buddy cop movie gone horribly awry. starring Hal Linden and Tony Lo Bianco that was an utter craptastic failure. I couldn't watch it for more than 10 minutes..

What the hell?!   How on earth those two were picked to be buddy cops...... did someone grab their SAG directory and pick two names at random?

Sadly, this treasured classic is not out on DVD.


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Re: List the top 10 films you'd want riffed
« Reply #43 on: January 30, 2007, 08:38:19 AM »
i say conspriacy theory:  You got both A list and B list actors, in a goofy oddball plot.  The movie is moderatly enjoyable, but with the worst performance i have ever seen out mr jean luc picard.  Did i mention he is wearing a nose bandage most of the movie


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Re: List the top 10 films you'd want riffed
« Reply #44 on: January 30, 2007, 09:20:40 AM »
The movie is moderatly enjoyable, but with the worst performance i have ever seen out mr jean luc picard.  Did i mention he is wearing a nose bandage most of the movie

A nose bandage?   Maybe he thought it was a remake of "Chinatown"?