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Pick your favorite from the following

Billy Jack
4 (5.2%)
Evil Dead (First One)
7 (9.1%)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtes: the movie
8 (10.4%)
Street Fighter: The Movie
15 (19.5%)
Twister
9 (11.7%)
Armageddon
12 (15.6%)
Transformers: The Movie
7 (9.1%)
The X-Files Movie
7 (9.1%)
The Wizard of Oz
3 (3.9%)
Volcano
1 (1.3%)
Superman IV
4 (5.2%)

Total Members Voted: 77

Voting closed: November 23, 2006, 03:45:33 AM


Author Topic: RIFFTRAX PLAYOFFS HEAT 1  (Read 5788 times)

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Offline Killer Shrew

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Re: RIFFTRAX PLAYOFFS HEAT 1
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2006, 02:20:09 PM »
Any Affleck movie that isn't directed by Kevin Smith is bound to be terrible.

What about Good Will Hunting? That was pretty good.

I didn't say they were terrible, but bound to be terrible. I will admit though that not all Affleck does is bad.  Its either hit or miss. Most of the time it's miss. Just look at some of his films: Pearl Harbor, Gigli, Surviving Christmas. All are rifftrax worthy. I would just like to see Affleck get his do. Plus, by picking Armageddon, Michael Bay get what he deserves also.  It's like killing two birds with one stone.


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Re: RIFFTRAX PLAYOFFS HEAT 1
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2006, 03:15:19 PM »
Any Affleck movie that isn't directed by Kevin Smith is bound to be terrible.

What about Good Will Hunting? That was pretty good.

I didn't say they were terrible, but bound to be terrible. I will admit though that not all Affleck does is bad.  Its either hit or miss. Most of the time it's miss. Just look at some of his films: Pearl Harbor, Gigli, Surviving Christmas. All are rifftrax worthy. I would just like to see Affleck get his do. Plus, by picking Armageddon, Michael Bay get what he deserves also.  It's like killing two birds with one stone.

Affleck was pretty good in Hollywoodland - very understated for once. And he was okay in Shakespeare In Love, I think. It's been a long time since I watched it. And don't forget his star turn as "basketball player #10" in the Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie.


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Re: RIFFTRAX PLAYOFFS HEAT 1
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2006, 03:31:59 PM »
I was under the impression that we were going to have straight up match-ups and bracketing ala the NCAA basketball tourney.

I guess this way would be a bit easier.


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Vote Billy Jack!  A lot of these other movies seem like the type that they would eventually do anyway, and may even be on the drawing board.  So don't waste your vote on something that may very well be the next Rifftrax anyway!

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Re: RIFFTRAX PLAYOFFS HEAT 1
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2006, 04:09:15 PM »
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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: RIFFTRAX PLAYOFFS HEAT 1
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2006, 06:29:17 PM »
I voted for Twister, but I must have missed Volcano.  Boy did I hate this movie:

Small Child:  Lava, what beats that.

doe Eyed Girl:  My dad.

I cringe everytime I think of that line. 
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Re: RIFFTRAX PLAYOFFS HEAT 1
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2006, 08:52:48 AM »
Go Twister! Go Twister!

(Man, did I ever hate that movie with the heated passion of a million burning suns.)


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Re: RIFFTRAX PLAYOFFS HEAT 1
« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2006, 11:37:48 AM »
I was under the impression that we were going to have straight up match-ups and bracketing ala the NCAA basketball tourney.

I guess this way would be a bit easier.

The heats are the preliminary to bracketed playoffs. 

How many from each heat advance to the next round?  6 heats doesn't work too well to come up with the right numbers for a tourney bracket (16,32, or 64).

Haven't gotten that part figured out yet. It will likely be broken down to the top X from each bracket, then randomly paired against each other one on one. Math is hard...
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: RIFFTRAX PLAYOFFS HEAT 1
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2006, 05:12:47 PM »
gotta' go with Street Fighter.

A) the movie takes place on an island called "Shadaloo" and throughout the film characters occasionally SHOUT "Shadaloo."

B) it features jean-claude van damme with an american flag tattoo, despite his obviously broken english. at one point he pronounces the word "probably" as "prow-BAB-lee".


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Re: RIFFTRAX PLAYOFFS HEAT 1
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2006, 06:33:15 PM »
I was under the impression that we were going to have straight up match-ups and bracketing ala the NCAA basketball tourney.

I guess this way would be a bit easier.

The heats are the preliminary to bracketed playoffs. 

How many from each heat advance to the next round?  6 heats doesn't work too well to come up with the right numbers for a tourney bracket (16,32, or 64).

Haven't gotten that part figured out yet. It will likely be broken down to the top X from each bracket, then randomly paired against each other one on one. Math is hard...

Here's what we do: The top two of every heat goes through.  The winners of their respective heats will playoff on a runner-up of another heat.  Then we have 6 movies left, we do a three movie semi-final, leaving two to duke it out in the final.

To make this a cross-board thing, I think someone else should handle that though.  I started it, Jonny took it up, someone else should finish.

Any takers?


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Re: RIFFTRAX PLAYOFFS HEAT 1
« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2006, 06:47:12 PM »
Cheesy Atari 800 graphics, ludicrous premise, that would be Superman IV.
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Re: RIFFTRAX PLAYOFFS HEAT 1
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2006, 02:39:42 AM »
gotta' go with Street Fighter.

A) the movie takes place on an island called "Shadaloo" and throughout the film characters occasionally SHOUT "Shadaloo."

B) it features jean-claude van damme with an american flag tattoo, despite his obviously broken english. at one point he pronounces the word "probably" as "prow-BAB-lee".

That could be a RiffTrax theme trilogy - utterly wrong accents.


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Re: RIFFTRAX PLAYOFFS HEAT 1
« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2006, 04:01:16 AM »
Guys,

given the track record for movies riffed by Rifftrax, I just don't see Street Fighter as being on the menu.


Sure, it deserves it, and would be hilarious, but look at what's been done so far.



It would have to get thousands of votes to win out over all the current movies that Rifftrax no doubt wants to get their riffing paws on.



It's just gonna be difficult, is all I'm sayin'.


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Re: RIFFTRAX PLAYOFFS HEAT 1
« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2006, 08:44:03 AM »
I try, I really do...but when I see Billy Jack, this movie of such beautiful spirit, losing in the poll, I...just...go...BERSERK!


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Re: RIFFTRAX PLAYOFFS HEAT 1
« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2006, 12:13:06 PM »
I'm a huge X-Files fan, yet I voted for the movie.
Mike and TB's did some quick riffing on it in one of their "Annual Blockbuster Review" specials. I'd like to see the whole movie get riffed.


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Re: RIFFTRAX PLAYOFFS HEAT 1
« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2006, 05:04:39 PM »
Here's what we do: The top two of every heat goes through.  The winners of their respective heats will playoff on a runner-up of another heat.  Then we have 6 movies left, we do a three movie semi-final, leaving two to duke it out in the final.

Based on your idea above here is a possible bracketing for the remainder of the tourney:

Round 2:
W1-R6
W2-R5
W3-R4
W4-R3
W5-R2
W6-R1

(W= winner of each heat, R=1st runner up of each heat)

Round 3:
(W1-R6)-(W3-R4)-(W5-R2)
(W2-R5)-(W4-R3)-(W6-R1)

Final Round:
Top finisher in each 3rd round heat.
« Last Edit: November 21, 2006, 05:40:40 PM by MontyServo »