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Re: Top 50 iRiffs
« Reply #180 on: March 08, 2012, 05:12:59 AM »
It's impossible to speculate with ties, so I've got no friggin' idea what's going to happen.
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Re: Top 50 iRiffs
« Reply #181 on: March 08, 2012, 07:08:47 AM »
I re-listened to Batman and Robin for the first time in ages, I was suprised again by how weak the jokes are.

They gave two guys with day jobs two weeks to put it together after the scripts were due, and recorded the final result unedited.

But I digress. Awesome thread! iRiffs deserve a lot more praise and exposure than they get. I'm happy some Riff Raff Theater entries have shown up, and not even my favorites yet! (I was head writer, recording session director, and editor for the later ones, so I didn't include them on my list).
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Re: Top 50 iRiffs
« Reply #182 on: March 08, 2012, 08:55:09 AM »
I really liked the Batman and Robin Rifftrax (except for the odd gaps near the end). But I agree with David, it wasn't done as well as it could have been, both on the riffing side, the collection side, and the Rifftrax planning side. It's a learning experience, though, and I think had they followed it up with more, they would have been even better.

I also really think that Rifftrax should have some of the A-list iRiff groups do Rifftrax Presents, even aside from an iRiff contest.



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Re: Top 50 iRiffs
« Reply #183 on: March 08, 2012, 10:45:23 AM »
Can we get a compiled list?

Probably at the end.  And hopefully with links intact (best would be to both Darth Geek's write-ups AND to the purchasing pages for each, but that's just wishful thinking on my part ;)).
Yes, I plan on doing a compiled list at the end. I wasn't planning on including the writeups, but they seem to be popular, so if you want, I can.

Sorry, I wasn't clear (I try to be brief, and look what happens!  ;) ).  What I was thinking was it would be nice if - in a post-finale' post with a listing of all the winners in order - there were LINKS to your write-ups (as well as direct links to the purchasing pages).  That way people could easily click a title and immediately go to your write-up to read about the film and riffing.  With it just links to your write ups (rather than recopying them) it would keep the size of the final 'summary' post size down, but it would also serve as an interactive index to what you wrote, so people considering one or another iRiff [or, like I just bought last night already: eight of those winners thus far], could immediately be taken to either your descriptions, or to the selling pages.

While not being useful for most other LoCs, that linking back to the write-ups would probably be especially helpful for this list.  For me at least, I see this LoC not just as those of us who contributed a list having fun expressing which of whatever we like, but as a 'recruitment tool'.  By that I mean 'recruiting people to join in and try iRiffs' when they might not, otherwise.   ;D

EDIT: I took on the task of creating this list as I envisioned it.  It will be posted after the final winners are.

If anyone is interested, DB Barnes' posts give his great 'user' reviews of those films he mentions, they are here (just click the number range to go to that post): 17a-27, 29-35, 37b-43, and 49-50c.
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Re: Top 50 iRiffs
« Reply #184 on: March 08, 2012, 11:00:52 AM »
I would never try to be brief. I always try to be boxer. Gives me more room for my post and junk.


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Re: Top 50 iRiffs
« Reply #185 on: March 08, 2012, 01:48:47 PM »
THAT MOVIE RVR KEPT RIFFING:


#20
Ronin Fox Trax - Dune
(Total Points: 52    Number of Lists: 4  Highest Ranking: #11 CJones)



The spice must flow! As must the cocaine, eyebrow wax and butt patch filtered urine. This movie features a war between two factions: the special effects department, and the audience's tolerance for bizarre shit. Sure the sandworms are cool, but the lack of Beetlejuice is inexcusable.

This movie is most known for: Sting in blue plastic thong. Vagina faced tequila worms. The notion of killing words, like "Muad'Dib" and "Beiber" and "Twilight".

Noted riffs:
"It's an army of M. Bisons. OF COURSE! two three four..."


About this riff: A word from Ronin: bed. *sigh* A BETTER word from Ronin: boobs. Goddamnit!
Release Date:  August 10, 2010
Riffers:  Ronin Fox and Vamperica
Writers:  James Cruise and RVR II
    This was a unique choice for Ronin Fox Trax for several reasons, the first being it was the first movie I agreed to riff without ever seeing the entire thing.  This movie had defeated me into unconsciousness several times before.  The driving force behind this riff was, unsurprisingly to forum members active at the time, RVR II, who had already written a script for it and contacted me to see if I'd be interested in using it.  Adding my own material and taking on one of the most monumental editing tasks I've ever seen (really, editing six scripts for Masters of the Universe couldn't compete with editing two for this friggin movie) Vamperica and I did verbal battle with perhaps the weirdest movie we've riffed yet.  No matter how strange a movie gets, its hard to compete with pointless cat-milking.

This riff marked the in-riff debut of "Nigel" the sync-fox.  The little fox-puppet had already appeared on most of our posters, but since I had moved out of the old townhouse and my roommate Jen could no longer provide the voice of Shadow, he got a promotion to the microphone. 

(For the curious, his voice came directly from riffing this movie, as I had to constantly imitate Patrick Stewart's character.  Knowing I wanted a British feel for Nigel I started using that impression for Nigel, pitching the voice up in post production...and now the magic is gone, I'm sure.)

Best part of this recording was when a few lines were falling flat during the scene when the Baron pointlessly kills one of his underlings by yanking out his superfluous heart drain plug.  Vamperica, determined to solve the problem, took two takes to improvise a parody of Singin' in the Rain that ended up fitting the action of the scene perfectly.  Really, two takes, a couple minutes of work, and I didn't have to edit it or shift the timing at all.  It was scary and awesome all at once.


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Here's how this came about..

Basically, this started out waaay back in the day when Rifftrax had just come into fruition and I originally sent a PM to Mike on MySpace and he replied that he'd look into it.. Never got a follow up response from him.

Then I join the forum 8-9 months later and literally from Day 1 have been requesting this riff of Dune! This includes asking Bill and Kevin during a time when they would take questions on the RiffTrax Blog and Both had acknowledged they would like to do  a riff of Dune but again nothing ever came of it..

Then came the Fan Riffing thread where BTA and I had partnered to bring in other forum member volunteers to help write up a riff for Dune and it had some life for a time but again never became a reality..

So I took it upon myself that the only way this will come about is if I write a script then float it around to a couple iRiffers I had in mind because I liked their style and RoninFox accepted the challenge. He asked if he could re-write some parts and I agreed as it helps to have some additional input for funny lines that a single writer could miss while creating the script and the result was a very funny riff of a classic 80's cheese-fest of a movie!

So, since it seems the RiffTrax trio (M, K, & B) will probably never riff this movie, I am very satisfied to hear my own creation on a trac of it's own 8)


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Re: Top 50 iRiffs
« Reply #186 on: March 08, 2012, 02:34:29 PM »
The first time I ever watched Dune was working on that riff with BTA....that was a surreal and very drunken conversation let me tell you.



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Re: Top 50 iRiffs
« Reply #187 on: March 08, 2012, 06:47:07 PM »
[[Content repeated later: now 100% redundant.]]
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Re: Top 50 iRiffs
« Reply #188 on: March 08, 2012, 07:35:34 PM »
I added RVR II's notes to the original posting.



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Re: Top 50 iRiffs
« Reply #189 on: March 08, 2012, 08:23:03 PM »
#16a
Quiptracks - HULK
(Total Points: 57    Number of Lists: 4  Highest Ranking: #7 LucasM)



Ang Lee SMASH your hopes. In order to contain the raging monster within, Eric Bana takes horse tranquelizers for this role as Bruce Banner. In solidarity, so do the screenwriters and most of the cast, particularly Jennifer Connelly. To counteract this, they hire find Nick Nolte. Who is apparently so destitute he is working merely for a warm place to stay. When the rage plot director says so finally takes over, the Hulk emerges. In all his gummi looking glory. Much digital animal cruelty and poop ensues.

This movie is most known for: Not getting to the damn point for almost an hour. Hobo Nolte. Hulk Hands are awesome!

Noted riffs:
"HULK NEED ADULT!!!"
"Big green thumb."
"Porn stash."

About this riff:
Riffers: Tristan, Tracy
Riffing HULK was a long process. We worked with Ryan over Skype and averaged a minute of material per hour of work. Looking back, I wish we had thinned the script a little—the jokes are extremely dense. Of course that means there's a ton of great lines and you can watch it multiple times and get ones you didn't before. It also has the most clever forward reference we've done, inspired by one of Ryan's lines. The line, which referenced The Forgotten, came when a naked Bruce Banner is stumbling towards Betty: "Ang Lee! Must you dwell on sweaty man-ass?" "I guess he likes to forward reference his movies just like we do." "Do we do that? I'd forgotten." (Ang Lee's next movie was Brokeback Mountain, by the way)


Available on Netflix Instant?Yes

Purchase: http://quiptracks.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=13

Sample: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=253717578857

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Re: Top 50 iRiffs
« Reply #190 on: March 08, 2012, 08:24:39 PM »
#16b
Quiptracks - The Core
(Total Points: 57    Number of Lists: 4  Highest Ranking: #2 LucasM)



The Earths core has stopped turning. No, seriously, that isn't a Wierd Al knock off of a Journey song. This lack of spinning is a problem, because the planet is a peach, you see. Stop laughing or I'll throw more birds (and fish) at windows! And nuclear weapons are the solution! That's right, now we're talking Hollywood crazy. Speaking of crazy, the government spends millions on a navigation system, so they can figure out where "down" is (clearly they never watched Danger Diabolique). Presumably this entire movie was made so that critics could use the word boring in their reviews and think they are clever.
He he, I'm so clever.


This movie is most known for: Inventing new rules of physics just so it can break them. Five men and Hilary Swank in a hot tube deep beneath the earth, and somehow it does not devolve into a porno. Finding the ugliest guy in Hollywood, calling his character Rat, and giving him closeups.

Noted riffs:
"Was that a fish?"
All the running gags about different miles from the core.
"Hour 43. Serge farts. They crack a window and die."

About this riff:
Riffers: Tristan, Tracy, Cody
I don't remember anything interesting about the production of this riff, but this movie had the funniest blooper of any that we've riffed. During a pigeon attack in London, the birds crash through a window. But if you pause it, you can see that one of them is clearly a large fish thrown against the glass.



Available on Netflix Instant? No.

Purchase: http://quiptracks.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=11

Sample: I couldn't find one.

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Re: Top 50 iRiffs
« Reply #191 on: March 08, 2012, 08:27:45 PM »
Okay, this is kinda cheating. Thanks to someone *cough* Asbestos Bill *cough*, certain iRiffs didn't get as many votes. So I have fixed them, all except this. In a huuuge list absolutely chock full of ties...this didn't tie with anything. Go figure.

#15 1/2
Turkey Shoot - Alcohol is Dynamite
(Total Points: 36    Number of Lists: 2  Highest Ranking: #2 Invader Quirk)


What's more fun than getting drunk? Why explosives, of course! This PSA short warns of the dangers of blowing your fingers off with rum, and driving under the influence of gunpowder.


This movie is most known for: Trying (and failing) to do for alcohol what Reefer Madness did for marijuana.
      I can't think think of any more, I'm too wasted on plastique.

Noted riffs:
"What is that, a Fanta? Get the hell out!"
"Hehehe, it's been three hours and Paul's still dead."

About this riff: I pulled Scott Zee, drunk and ranting about squirrels, out of the bar to tell you about this riff he did:
   The 'dynamite' euphamism kinda puts a positive spin on the whole-'Don't do that, you stupid kids!'-message, if you ask me. Sounds like a Schlitz Malt Liquor ad for teens. In the midst of writing for 'A.I.D.', I wrote in the i-Riffs forum that this would be my next riffed short following 'FIRE! Patty Learns What To Do'. One opinionated fellow replied somewhere along the lines of,'Underage teens binge-drinking and car-crashing to then meet with an early grave! HILARIOUS! I'm sure it'll sell alot!' To date, it's still my top selling i-Riff. Nice to prove that guy wrong, but still..weird f*cking people out there (present company included).


Available on Netflix Instant? Unnecessary, it is a VOD.

Purchase: http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/alcohol-is-dynamite-turkey-shoot-scott-zee

Sample: http://youtu.be/ROyp3vOtTPc



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Re: Top 50 iRiffs
« Reply #192 on: March 08, 2012, 08:28:41 PM »
No hard feelings Asbestos Bill. Just ribbing ya.



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Re: Top 50 iRiffs
« Reply #193 on: March 08, 2012, 08:31:18 PM »
I CANNOT BELIEVE I FORGOT THE CORE! Seriously, Quiptracks, that was the only reason I bought that movie (for fitty cents) and would ever bother to watch that film.

My hats off to you, but alas, I did block it out of my mind, lol


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Re: Top 50 iRiffs
« Reply #194 on: March 08, 2012, 08:34:57 PM »
#15
Hor-Riff-ic Productions - Friday the 13th part 3
(Total Points: 61    Number of Lists: 3  Highest Ranking: #5 @ScottOTD, D.B. Barnes)


Three movies in, and we FINALLY get an icon! Yep, that's right SHELLY is in this one! Yaaay! Oh, and he gives some killer a mask and machete. Wasn't that nice of him? Seeing his fat ass squeezed into a diving suit was less nice, though. And in 3D no less! This movie has more stuff thrown at the screen than tomatoes at a screening of Who's Your Caddy?

This movie is most known for: Jason getting his iconic mask and machete. The cheesiest best use of 3D ever!

Noted riffs:
"Nine dollars in quarters."
Catfish noodling
Dementia Dad
"Don't worry guys, you won't be so upset in about 15 minutes."
"Chee chee chee to to tos."
"Aaaand the outhouse explodes."
(Give me a reason to scream.) --- "FISH broke up!"
"Where's what coming from, nutjob? The fairies you just ran into?"
I loved the discussion about having seen Earnest Scared Stupid. (Yeah, I've seen it too.)
"Oh, look. The paints peeling off the wall. Wonder how that happened?"
(What would a weekend in the country be without sex?)---"Murder free?"
Hippy guy lights up a dooby in the outhouse --- "Aaaand the outhouse explodes."


About this riff: So Gary, what sticks out for you about this one? He he. STICKS out...Gary?
Oh boy, this one was a hoot.  Watching a bad 3D movie in 2D is even worse.  This was also the first time we get to see the iconic Jason mask so needless to say we were itching to get to it.  Arguably my favorite of the Friday’s we’ve done so far.

We had a blast with the opening credits and the 3D puns, though Satan did feel left out.  The most memorable thing about this movie has to be Shelly.  We hate Shelly.  Shelly is the worst.  I wish you were alive so you could die again Shelly!


Available on Netflix Instant? No.


Purchase: http://www.rifftrax.com/iriffs/hor-riff-ic-productions/hor-riff-ic-friday-13th-part-iii

Sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JCzXYmt0NM

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