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Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
« Reply #180 on: January 13, 2008, 05:30:46 PM »


23. Xanadu - (1980)- 86 points
(6 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #1 votes, dignan, annearchist)

Directed by Robert Greenwald
Starring Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly and Michael Beck

Synopsis:
"The Greek muses incarnate themselves on Earth to inspire men to achieve. One of them, incarnated as a girl named Kira, encounters an artist named Sonny Malone. With the help of Danny McGuire, a man Kira had inspired forty years earlier, Sonny builds a huge disco roller rink."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-So, it's like Tron, only with no excuse for the special effects.
-Don Bluth, no!
-Gene Kelly's PINK SUIT

If I would have remember to actually vote, this one would have also been my number one choice. I've always been a big fan of Olivia Newton-John's music and ELO's. I do like this movie better than Grease though. Travolta ruined Grease for me, Micheal Beck would have been a better choice for Grease!


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Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
« Reply #181 on: January 13, 2008, 05:42:42 PM »
If I would have remember to actually vote, this one would have also been my number one choice. I've always been a big fan of Olivia Newton-John's music and ELO's. I do like this movie better than Grease though. Travolta ruined Grease for me, Micheal Beck would have been a better choice for Grease!

I still say....Xanadu's burning question....who had fewer facial expressions, Newton-John or Beck?  I think she managed two or three....his seems to be the same throughout....   ;)


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Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
« Reply #182 on: January 13, 2008, 06:54:43 PM »
While I do love me some ELO, this Xanadu thing looks...dear god, it's ghastly. 

Which is why it cries out to the heavens for riffing!


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Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
« Reply #183 on: January 13, 2008, 06:57:31 PM »
While I do love me some ELO, this Xanadu thing looks...dear god, it's ghastly. 

Which is why it cries out to the heavens for riffing!

The movie itself stinks on ice and is perfect for a rifferectomy. If it wasn't for ONJ or ELO I wouldn't own the DVD or the sountrack album and CD :)


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Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
« Reply #184 on: January 13, 2008, 07:32:00 PM »


23. Xanadu - (1980)- 86 points
(6 of 40 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #1 votes, dignan, annearchist)

Directed by Robert Greenwald
Starring Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly and Michael Beck

Synopsis:
"The Greek muses incarnate themselves on Earth to inspire men to achieve. One of them, incarnated as a girl named Kira, encounters an artist named Sonny Malone. With the help of Danny McGuire, a man Kira had inspired forty years earlier, Sonny builds a huge disco roller rink."

Possible Sources of Comedy:
-So, it's like Tron, only with no excuse for the special effects.
-Don Bluth, no!
-Gene Kelly's PINK SUIT


.... just to knitpick, because I made a point of looking it up when I saw this, I don't think those girls were GREEK muses. No Kira in the group according to Wikipedia. I thik they're just general muses.


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Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
« Reply #185 on: January 13, 2008, 09:59:05 PM »
Well, they are the daughters of Zeus.


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Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
« Reply #186 on: January 14, 2008, 12:00:40 AM »
I'm loving this thread!  Thanks for compiling it!  Has this been done before?  Like, is there an older, likely-outdated kind that somebody could direct me to?


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Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
« Reply #187 on: January 14, 2008, 05:13:21 AM »
I'm loving this thread!  Thanks for compiling it!  Has this been done before?  Like, is there an older, likely-outdated kind that somebody could direct me to?

Near the very beginning of this board, we had a "Rifftrax playoffs" where groups of films were pitted against each other in several elimination polls.


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Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
« Reply #188 on: January 14, 2008, 05:20:00 AM »
.... just to knitpick, because I made a point of looking it up when I saw this, I don't think those girls were GREEK muses. No Kira in the group according to Wikipedia. I thik they're just general muses.

During the movie, Kira tries to tell Sonny that her name is actually Terpsichore (the "[one who] delights in dance", muse of choral song and dance) but he cuts her off.....

Which is ironic, in that her eight sisters are all the dancers and she just barely walks in time through the routines.   ;)


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Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
« Reply #189 on: January 14, 2008, 05:23:53 AM »
Boy, I sure hope DUNE made it into this list.. ::)
Wasn't aware of this list till now :'(


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Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
« Reply #190 on: January 14, 2008, 05:25:54 AM »
Boy, I sure hope DUNE made it into this list.. ::)
Wasn't aware of this list till now :'(

Is that because you were on Vacation in Mexico?
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Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
« Reply #191 on: January 14, 2008, 07:04:31 AM »
Boy, I sure hope DUNE made it into this list.. ::)
Wasn't aware of this list till now :'(

Is that because you were on Vacation in Mexico?
Si Senior ;D

~insert shocked surprise and interrogatory response about RVR going to Mexico~

oh and Dune was on my list.
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« Reply #192 on: January 14, 2008, 07:29:31 AM »
SWEEET!! ;D


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Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
« Reply #193 on: January 14, 2008, 08:06:32 AM »
Yeah. I'm pretty sure Dune will be ranking pretty high.

What are people expecting the top 10 to include? What are some of the really popular ones that people seem to really want on the board here? I'm hoping for Gamera, and I know that Dune is a pretty sure bet, but what else will likely be included? Speculate before he posts ;)


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Re: The Top 50 Movies You Want Rifftrax to Riff Countdown!
« Reply #194 on: January 14, 2008, 08:08:28 AM »
Red Dawn is very likely to rank high.  Also, Godzilla (1998), Jurassic Park, Some kind of Uwe Boll.
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