filkertom: (jawdrop)
(to a possibly recognizable tune)

The most ludicrous plot I've ever seen:
Sharknado! Sharknado, Sharknado, Sharknado!
First we need a hurricane on the West Coast and a big green screen.
Sharknado! Sharknado, Sharknado, Sharknado!
Sharknado, Sharknado...

I just saw a film called Sharknado,
A documentary
Of killers from the sea... and air.

Effects made with box fans and Play-Doh!
Is tossed aside and we... don't care!

Tweet it loud with appropriate #hashtag,
While Asylum is filling their cash bag...

Can't wait for the Blu-ray, Sharknado!

If we encourage them, they'll just make
filkertom: (mst3k_itstinks)
Hilarious idea. They could use a little g... love.

Any others we should know about? Any of the main services -- IndieGoGo, GoFundMe, others I'm sure I've never heard of but are out there.
filkertom: (bullwinkle)
A Superlative Chafing Dish or something.
  • Who's watching?
  • Who's watching for the commercials?
  • Who's watching only the commercials?
  • Who doesn't care?
  • Does anyone care about the Halftime Show?
  • And, most importantly, who's got the best nacho/burger/chili/sloppy joe recipe?
  • (I'm presuming that, if you're getting pizza, you're likely not making it today. 'Cause, FOOTBALLLLLLLLLL! Feel free to prove me wrong and supply your recipe.)
filkertom: (mst3k_theater)
Manos: The HD Restoration Of Fate.

What movie would you like either buffed up by digital restoration or just completely remade? For instance, I truly feel there's a good movie inside Independence Day. Somewhere.

ETA: You guys are right -- there are some good films, e.g., .Buckaroo Bonzai and The Last Starfighter, that deserve a reboot as well. That being the case, I nominate Superman for a reboot... BUT I GET TO WRITE IT DAMMIT.
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Any favorite RiffTrax, MST3K, or Cinematic Titanic lines? Link up if ya got 'em.
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Unfortunately for M. Night, they're Razzies.

(If you haven't seen TLA, by the way, be sure to get the RiffTrax for it. It may be your only hope of survival.)


Jan. 25th, 2011 03:34 pm
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Various and sundry things for you to check out:Consider this an open thread.
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Anne & I just watched The Last Airbender. Not the superb pseudo-anime series from Nickelodeon, ohhhh no no no no no. Nope, the M. Night Shame-On-You flick.

Thankfully, we watched it with a RiffTrax. M. Night sucked the movie dry of any soul, story, or character. And he really, really can't direct action scenes. (Which I recall worrying about when I first heard he was helming the project.)

What are you worst movie experiences of the past several years? Besides this, I'm pretty sure the top spots go to the Lou Ferrigno Sinbad movie and, of course, The Room.
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Right now I've got two primary things to hype. First, of course, is Dragon*Con in Atlanta, GA. I'll be all over the dang place, and I'll put my schedule up here again tomorrow. Also in attendance: Leslie Fish, the reunited-one-time-only Brobdingnagian Bards, almost everybody from both RiffTrax and Cinematic Titanic, Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell from Quantum Leap, and Larry Hagman, Bill Daly, and the still-hot-as-hell Barbara Eden from I Dream Of Jeannie.

Second is the [profile] pimpyourstuff group itself. I put it out there for everybody to use, gang -- please do feel free. I hope it helps, but we'll never know if I'm the only one who posts there. ;)

Ready... set... Pimp Your Stuff!
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If all that was being done was this teaser, it would still be awesome beyond awesome. But wait, there's more!
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The reviews are starting to come in for The Last Airbender.

So far, 00% positive.

And not merely uniformly bad reviews: uniformly hostile. As in, hilariously scathing. Roger Ebert says, "'The Last Airbender' is an agonizing experience in every category I can think of and others still waiting to be invented. The laws of chance suggest that something should have gone right. Not here."

Truly, this movie could end up making money only on the MST3K/RiffTrax circuit. And it just might be the final nail in the coffin of the career of M. Night Shyamalan.

Anyone planning to see it? I'm pretty sure I've gotta have something waxed or extracted or somethin'.

ETA: Ooooooh, 7% positive. That is, 2 out of 28.
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Roland Emmerich to direct Foundation.

Has anybody told him that not very much shit blows up?
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Back in the heyday of Mystery Science Theater 3000, there was a thriving Usenet community of people riffing on articles, fanfic, spam, and the like. Their home was Michael K. Neylon's Web Site #9, which unfortunately went away quite awhile ago. Well, all praise to Keith Palmer, who has diligently gone through Google Groups and brought those old goodies to light with The MSTing Mine. (Many thanks to Anne for finding this one -- I've been looking for an archive of Web Site #9 for years.)

If you don't know MST3K, or you do but you want some resources, here's your hookup:Gimme a riff -- any riff you like. Context optional. In fact, it's more fun that way -- we'll try to guess what MST3K episode your riff is from. Here's one to get you started: "What am I? I'm a moose!" "Grandpa, that's Aunt Tessie's urn!" "PFBBFFPPBPFFT!"
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FSM save us all, on Thursday RiffTrax releases their riff on The Room. If you have not experienced this fantastic, brain-rotting horror show -- one of the few films that makes Battlefield Earth seem coherent by comparison, a movie that makes you long for the depth and introspection of Manos: The Hands of Fate -- Mike Nelson's blog covers it in some depth, with lots of links to both specific "classic" scenes and other people's video reimaginings.

If you could make your own really bad movie, what would it be? Don't be all self-pitying and say, "My own life" -- we wuv you, and we can find goodness and drama in full measure in your life and make a pretty good flick out of it. No no no, let's hear about your magnum o'pus, a cinematic idea whose time will never come at all. I think mine is Cherry Cordial: How A Hershey's Limited Edition Kiss Became Unlimited To An Extent.
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[ profile] hughcasey alerts us to a movie, coming out on DVD next week, that is so...

... so...

... just watch.


Feb. 3rd, 2009 08:07 am
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A dream come true for some of you: Yentl, in both regular and 2-disk special editions. Zack and Miri Make A Porno. The Secret Life of Bees. Rent, filmed on Broadway (so it should be a good deal better than the Chris Columbus movie). On what I consider the low end of things, Space Buddies and a 20th anniversary edition of Oliver and Company, a dull and ugly movie I still cannot believe was made by Disney Animation. To various tastes, various TV show sets, ranging from MST3K and Columbo collections to seasons of The Partridge Family.

Any other new vid we need to know about?


Oct. 7th, 2008 07:51 pm
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In a similar vein to the previous thread, except completely different:
  1. What are your favorite episodes of MST3K? Try to keep it down to a dozen or so. Mine would be, in no particular order:
    • Manos, The Hands Of Fate
    • The Day The Earth Froze
    • King Dinosaur
    • Space Mutiny
    • Outlaw
    • Hobgoblins
    • Jack Frost
    • Gamera vs. Guiron
    • Puma Man
    • Twelve To The Moon
    • Santa Claus
    • The Magic Voyage of Sinbad
  2. What are your favorite MST3K shorts?
    • X Marks the Spot
    • Mr. B Natural
    • Design for Dreaming
    • Hired, Part 2
    • Here Comes The Devi- er, Circus
  3. What are your favorite MST3K songs? (I would effectively list them all here, but I have a special love for "Toobular Boobular Joy" and "The Greatest Frank of All", not to mention "When Loving Lovers Love")
  4. What are your favorite MST3K spin-offs or pastiches?
    • I could name a bunch of Rifftrax, especially Casino Royale and Willy Wonka
    • Mystery Fandom Theater's Little Red Riding Hood
    • the new guys on the block, Incognito Cinema Warriors
    • the all-time best Mystery Usenet Theater story evar, riffing on "The Eye of Argon"

ETA: For some reason, some of you apparently have never read "The Eye of Argon". For brave souls, here's the full text, and here is Adam Cadre's MSTing.

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