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Re: Movie suggestions
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2006, 12:10:36 AM »
I will agree that Brittany Murphy's performance was... sub-par - I'm not sure she 'got' where the director was trying to go (Also, she seemed kinda whiny, and personally annoys me for some reason). Jessica Alba also may not have been the best choice for the role she was cast in. But I thought Rosario Dawson, Clive Owen, even Mickey Rourke for a change, did a great job portraying characters appropriate to their stylized world.

I'll leave it at that though, as this is veering way off topic. :D
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Re: Movie suggestions
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2006, 12:17:59 AM »
Any of the Ernest movies, but I guess those do themselves. How about the X-files movie?


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Re: Movie suggestions
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2006, 12:47:46 AM »
Any of the Ernest movies

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Re: Movie suggestions
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2006, 12:50:00 AM »
Now - when I placed the poll for what actor to riff on, I thought for sure that HULK HOGAN would be at the top of the list.... he has graced our TBS movie experiences with such classics as "Secret Agent's Club," "Suburban Commando," and "Mr. Nanny."

How could you pass up movies with titles like "Shadow Warriors II: Hunt for the Death Merchant," or "3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain???" Anything with Death, Merchant, Shadow, or Warrior in the title deserves a good kick in the throat from Mr. Nelson, and perhaps a head-butt from Tom Servo...

On a different note - what about THE SHINING? I would LOVE to hear Mike's comments about old naked ghouls that successfully seduce Jack Nicholson - and poor African American temps who never fail to get axed before they can really have a chance at gaining any glory....
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Re: Movie suggestions
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2006, 12:51:56 AM »


On a different note - what about THE SHINING?

OR The Stephen King version?!
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Re: Movie suggestions
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2006, 12:58:00 AM »
Oh yes - talk about television movie-making at it's absolute mediocre-est.... At first I thought it was just a long episode of Seventh Heaven gone TOTALLY wrong.... And when I checked the digital tv guide and saw it was another version of The Shining.... Well, let's just say I watched it and felt like I had smoked ten year's worth of cigarettes....

That's pretty much the equivalence of destruction that the movie did to my life.....
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Re: Movie suggestions
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2006, 01:24:04 AM »
RATBOY---this movie was Sandra Locke's finest.  It had Louie Anderson in a major supporting role, that guy who was Mr. Belvedeer, also a young and still frightening Bill Maher.  The Ratboy falls in love with Sandra Locke.  It tries to make some sorta social commentary and takes itself way to seriously, yet at the same time manages to be totally wacky.  And MST3K made several references to this movie.  So I know Mike has heard of it.  Everyone that I know who has seen it without any prodding has said "If only MST3K were here to defeat such monsters".  Alas, I doubt it is on DVD you're lucky if you find a beta copy.  So my realistic pick would have to be...
BATTLEFIELD EARTH--Just looking at Mr. Travolta with that Jamaican space getup explains it all.  Please riff BATTLEFIELD EARTH.  And yes I will hold my breath till it happens.  Humanity needs you rifftrax!
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Re: Movie suggestions
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2006, 01:29:09 AM »
But... if Mike riffed Battlefield Earth... that'd mean I'd actually have to watch it!  :P

(thusfar I've managed to avoid it like the plague -I read the book years ago, and thought it was decent, though preachy, and couldn't get past the publicity stills of Rasta Travolta)
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Re: Movie suggestions
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2006, 01:32:00 AM »
Jean Claude VanDamm movies would be quite an excellent exploitation.... Dolemite (is that how you spell it?) Would be good too come to think of it.
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Re: Movie suggestions
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2006, 02:09:54 AM »
I understand it may be tough for them to riff Battlefield Earth because somehow there is a religion buried beneath the painful dialogue, bizarre directing, nutzo script, and John Travolta jammin. But it would be hilarious. 
This movie is beyond worthy. It is the worst movie I have ever seen.  Based on... 1. The movie itself. 2. The investment some film studio made in it.  This was not "time chasers" this was a major movie studio that produced this.  Battlefield Earth had to pass through so many hands in order to be produced. The blood of this film stains many a suit.  Also, it looks like it was filmed by a one legged "little person".  Almost every shot is slanted and from a low angle.
Its perfect for Rifftrax becasue copies are amazingly easy to find.  Myself  I do not own a copy.  However, I would not need a copy because this film has been forever burned into my retinas.
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Re: Movie suggestions
« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2006, 04:46:43 AM »
I may be a little biased (as if you can't tell from my custom title) but I'd love to see riffing on the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie. It's not... well, it's not a bad movie, but it's not good either. There's plenty of ridiculousness to make fun of. I think the only problem would be that while you don't need to be too familiar with the TV show, knowing a little might help. Although going into it cold could be pretty funny.


Either that, or Johnny Mnemonic. It is one of my favourite movies because of how terrible it is. Overacting, funny accents, ridiculous plot (I know it was taken from a William F Gibson short story, but it was padded out so much it took on a life of its own), a crazy preacher, and Keanu Reeves! What more could you ask for?
My friends and I would get together to watch it and do primitive riffing of our own to it, so I'd love to see what Mike (& others!) could do with it.

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Re: Movie suggestions
« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2006, 05:48:19 AM »
I'm loving the big-budget movies getting riffed, but there still is an ample supply of older, lesser known, obscure, straight-to-video, or just downright BAD movies out there that need their riffing love too:

-Over The Top, starring Sylvester Stallone.  Stallone tours the arm wrestling circuit in order to bring his son back into his life.

-No Holds Barred, 1989, starring Hulk Hogan.  Hogan, in a total acting stretch, plays a champion professional wrestler.  His main wrestling foe is played by Tiny Lister, Jr., and the lead villain is played by Kurt Fuller, with Joan Severance as Hogan's love interest.  I'd describe the plot, but there really isn't one.

-Super Fuzz, 1980.  Also known under the Italian title of "Poliziotto superpi?".  Terence Hill plays a cop who unfortunately happens to be giving out a ticket on an island where they're testing atomic weapons.  He somehow survives the blast, and discovers he has super powers that he uses to fight crimes - like the smuggling of counterfeit five dollar bills into the city, by way of inserting them in frozen fish.  His one weakness is that he loses his powers every time he sees the color red.  Oh yeah, and his sidekick partner is none other than Mr. Ernest Borgnine.  And for your riffing pleasure, the climax of the film involves Borgnine being rescued from an underwater meat freezer by way of a giant bubble gum bubble that floats him to safety.  Need I say more?

-ANY Friday the 13th movie.  I enjoy them all for what they are, but they are *so* begging for a riffing. 

And maybe my personal favorite "rifftrax of the future"...

-A little movie called "No Contest" from 1994.  An oh-so-blatant Die Hard ripoff (even featuring Die hard alum Robert Davi as the lead cop) about terrorists taking over a large hotel during a beauty contest, only casting Shannon Tweed in the John McClane role, Roddy Piper in the Karl the head thug terrorist role, and in the Hans Gruber terrorist mastermind role...Andrew Dice Clay.  I kid you not.     



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Re: Movie suggestions
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2006, 06:01:07 AM »
I agree with a lot of the suggestions above, but I'd rather Mike take on "important" movies.  Films like The Hours, Gandhi, or pretty much any movie made by David Lean after the 1950's.  These films need a pin stuck in their overripe reputations.


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Re: Movie suggestions
« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2006, 06:46:19 AM »
I'll second Johnny Mnemonic - still a fun film to watch, because, hey - anything with Henry Rollins is at least worth watching once. :)

How about the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie? May be too much in the way of cheese, but plenty of targets for the wit to hit. :)


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Re: Movie suggestions
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2006, 07:55:14 AM »
I think the important thing is that these movies can be easily rented, other wise the whole thing doesn't work!

Obscure movies would be hilarious, but a pain to come by.
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