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Rifftrax Live! [message #176583] Sat, 01 August 2009 10:11 Go to next message
Frank J. Lhota is currently offline  Frank J. Lhota
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http://www.ncm.com/Fathom/Comedy/RiffTrax.aspx?utm_source=Ri fftrax_Homepage&utm_medium=RT_Banner&utm_campaign=Ri fftrax_Event_Pag

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Re: Rifftrax Live! [message #176712 is a reply to message #176583] Tue, 04 August 2009 12:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Doug Elrod is currently offline  Doug Elrod
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On Aug 1, 10:11 am, "Frank J. Lhota" <FrankLho.NOS...@rcn.com> wrote:
> http://www.ncm.com/Fathom/Comedy/RiffTrax.aspx?utm_source=Ri fftrax_Homepage&utm_medium=RT_Banner&utm_campaign=Ri fftrax_Event_Pag
(or, if your newsreader has trouble with this long a line, <http://
preview.tinyurl.com/lz7jfp>).

Thanks, Frank!

Has anyone seen the previous Rifftrax they released of Plan 9? (It
appears they've already released one with Mike doing it on his own.)
I wonder how it compares (to other Rifftraxes, Cinematic Titanic,
MST3K, etc).

This could potentially be an interesting communal experience. If you
see it in your local theater (it's being broadcast to a large number
via satellite!), post here and compare notes. This sort of delivery
model could be great if people-who-like-MST3K are a small, BUT AVID,
part of the population....

-Doug Elrod (dre1@cornell.edu)
ConventioVirtuoCon?
Re: Rifftrax Live! [message #176713 is a reply to message #176583] Tue, 04 August 2009 12:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Doug Elrod is currently offline  Doug Elrod
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On Aug 1, 10:11 am, "Frank J. Lhota" <FrankLho.NOS...@rcn.com> wrote:
> http://www.ncm.com/Fathom/Comedy/RiffTrax.aspx?utm_source=Ri fftrax_Homepage&utm_medium=RT_Banner&utm_campaign=Ri fftrax_Event_Pag

(or, if your newsreader has trouble with this long a line,
<http://preview.tinyurl.com/lz7jfp>).

Thanks, Frank!

Has anyone seen the previous Rifftrax they released of Plan 9? (It
appears they've already released one with Mike doing it on his own.)
I wonder how it compares (to other Rifftraxes, Cinematic Titanic,
MST3K, etc).

This could potentially be an interesting communal experience. If you
see it in your local theater (it's being broadcast to a large number
via satellite!), post here and compare notes. This sort of delivery
model could be great if people-who-like-MST3K are a small, BUT AVID,
part of the population....

-Doug Elrod (d...@cornell.edu)
ConventioVirtuoCon?
Re: Rifftrax Live! [message #176718 is a reply to message #176712] Wed, 05 August 2009 12:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jonah Falcon is currently offline  Jonah Falcon
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I can't go - it's sold out.

"Doug Elrod" <dre1@cornell.edu> wrote in message
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On Aug 1, 10:11 am, "Frank J. Lhota" <FrankLho.NOS...@rcn.com> wrote:
> http://www.ncm.com/Fathom/Comedy/RiffTrax.aspx?utm_source=Ri fftrax_Homepage&utm_medium=RT_Banner&utm_campaign=Ri fftrax_Event_Pag
(or, if your newsreader has trouble with this long a line, <http://
preview.tinyurl.com/lz7jfp>).

Thanks, Frank!

Has anyone seen the previous Rifftrax they released of Plan 9? (It
appears they've already released one with Mike doing it on his own.)
I wonder how it compares (to other Rifftraxes, Cinematic Titanic,
MST3K, etc).

This could potentially be an interesting communal experience. If you
see it in your local theater (it's being broadcast to a large number
via satellite!), post here and compare notes. This sort of delivery
model could be great if people-who-like-MST3K are a small, BUT AVID,
part of the population....

-Doug Elrod (dre1@cornell.edu)
ConventioVirtuoCon?
Re: Rifftrax Live! [message #176957 is a reply to message #176583] Tue, 18 August 2009 16:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Doug Elrod is currently offline  Doug Elrod
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On Aug 1, 10:11 am, "Frank J. Lhota" <FrankLho.NOS...@rcn.com> wrote:
> http://www.ncm.com/Fathom/Comedy/RiffTrax.aspx?utm_source=Ri fftrax_Homepage&utm_medium=RT_Banner&utm_campaign=Ri fftrax_Event_Pag

I just hope that Bill hasn't resorted to calling hurricanes* from the
vasty deep. That kind of publicity attempt could well backfire! :-)

-Doug Elrod (dre1@cornell.edu)
*(calling them "Bill", of course)
Re: Rifftrax Live! [message #176960 is a reply to message #176957] Wed, 19 August 2009 17:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On Aug 18, 1:43 pm, Doug Elrod <d...@cornell.edu> wrote:
> On Aug 1, 10:11 am, "Frank J. Lhota" <FrankLho.NOS...@rcn.com> wrote:
>
>> http://www.ncm.com/Fathom/Comedy/RiffTrax.aspx?utm_source=Ri fftrax_Ho....
>
> I just hope that Bill hasn't resorted to calling hurricanes* from the
> vasty deep.  That kind of publicity attempt could well backfire! :-)
>
> -Doug Elrod (d...@cornell.edu)
>   *(calling them "Bill", of course)

Well, of course the nearest theater to me is a 2 hour drive (after
dark on twisty rural roads which I don't do if at all avoidable).

Would love to go, but not worth risking life and limb for.

Kate
Re: Rifftrax Live! [message #176965 is a reply to message #176960] Thu, 20 August 2009 22:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Doug Elrod is currently offline  Doug Elrod
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On Aug 19, 4:51 pm, Kate <khalle...@netzero.com> wrote:
> Well, of course the nearest theater to me is a 2 hour drive (after
> dark on twisty rural roads which I don't do if at all avoidable).
>
> Would love to go, but not worth risking life and limb for.

If the DVD they're releasing (rifftrax.com) is anything like the
satellite-broadcast live show I just saw, I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND
that you buy it. It ranks among the funniest things I've ever seen,
including MST3K. At one point, tears came to my eyes from laughing so
hard. Not all the jokes were 100% (IMHO), but _enough_ were that it
was a very successful MSTing-type experience (YMMV).

There were five or so signal drop-outs (of a couple of seconds each)
during the lead-ins to the movie. It was a little annoying, but not
crucial. Did anyone else have that?

I think there must have been at least a hundred people at my theater.
Given the amount of publicity (or lack of same), this was more than I
anticipated. (I heard about it on RATMM, and once I was at the
theater I saw a big, colorful "Coming Soon" notice for it, but that
was about it.)

I hope it was successful enough that they'll try this sort of thing
again. It'll be hard to find source material as good as "Plan Nine
from Outer Space", though! Maybe the "Cinematic Titanic" group could
take a turn with their own remote broadcast....

-Doug Elrod (dre1@cornell.edu)
Love those Fort Worth callbacks! :-)
Re: Rifftrax Live! [message #177079 is a reply to message #176583] Thu, 20 August 2009 23:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ken McElhaney is currently offline  Ken McElhaney
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On Aug 20, 8:35 pm, Doug Elrod <d...@cornell.edu> wrote:
> On Aug 19, 4:51 pm, Kate <khalle...@netzero.com> wrote:
>
>> Well, of course the nearest theater to me is a 2 hour drive (after
>> dark on twisty rural roads which I don't do if at all avoidable).
>
>> Would love to go, but not worth risking life and limb for.
>
> If the DVD they're releasing (rifftrax.com) is anything like the
> satellite-broadcast live show I just saw, I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND
> that you buy it.  It ranks among the funniest things I've ever seen,
> including MST3K.  At one point, tears came to my eyes from laughing so
> hard.  Not all the jokes were 100% (IMHO), but _enough_ were that it
> was a very successful MSTing-type experience (YMMV).

I fully agree. While not every joke worked some of the riffs were
hysterical (particularly Mike's Barney Fife impression which seem to
draw the biggest laughs). My fave was when the fey alien leader gave
this long-winded speech and Bill chimed in "I think that was one
sentence!".

> There were five or so signal drop-outs (of a couple of seconds each)
> during the lead-ins to the movie.  It was a little annoying, but not
> crucial.  Did anyone else have that?

I was there for the Tulsa show and yes, we experienced the same.

> I think there must have been at least a hundred people at my theater.
> Given the amount of publicity (or lack of same), this was more than I
> anticipated.  (I heard about it on RATMM, and once I was at the
> theater I saw a big, colorful "Coming Soon" notice for it, but that
> was about it.)

At my Cinemark it said "Feature Event" and that was it. No local
publicity that I saw, yet the theater was nearly packed.

> I hope it was successful enough that they'll try this sort of thing
> again.  It'll be hard to find source material as good as "Plan Nine
> from Outer Space", though!  Maybe the "Cinematic Titanic" group could
> take a turn with their own remote broadcast....

As great as it was, I can't see this happening more than once a year
and perhaps that's just about right.

> -Doug Elrod (d...@cornell.edu)
>   Love those Fort Worth callbacks! :-)

What a great short, and every smack at Fort Worth...well, perhaps they
deserve it...:)

Ken - "...it's a 104 degrees and 98% humidity, welcome to Fort Worth!"
Re: Rifftrax Live! [message #177080 is a reply to message #177079] Thu, 20 August 2009 23:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ken wrote:
>>> -Doug Elrod (d...@cornell.edu)
>> Love those Fort Worth callbacks! :-)
>
> What a great short, and every smack at Fort Worth...well, perhaps they
> deserve it...:)
>
> Ken - "...it's a 104 degrees and 98% humidity, welcome to Fort Worth!"

Or, perhaps, that Mike and Kevin just can't be happy in their comedy
unless there's actual defined segment of the viewing audience they can
personally school-bully. ;)

Derek Janssen (and, as there were no Canadians in the audience...)
ejanss1@verizon.net
Re: Rifftrax Live! [message #177081 is a reply to message #176965] Fri, 21 August 2009 11:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On Aug 20, 7:35�pm, Doug Elrod <d...@cornell.edu> wrote:

> On Aug 19, 4:51 pm, Kate <khalle...@netzero.com> wrote:
>
>> Well, of course the nearest theater to me is a 2 hour drive (after
>> dark on twisty rural roads which I don't do if at all avoidable).
>
>> Would love to go, but not worth risking life and limb for.
>
> If the DVD they're releasing (rifftrax.com) is anything like the
> satellite-broadcast live show I just saw, I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND
> that you buy it. �It ranks among the funniest things I've ever seen,
> including MST3K. �At one point, tears came to my eyes from laughing so
> hard. �Not all the jokes were 100% (IMHO), but _enough_ were that it
> was a very successful MSTing-type experience (YMMV).

I had a good time, though I wouldn't have missed the "intermission"
too much. It wasn't bad, really, I just wanted the riffing. But yes,
it was a great show, with great riffing to an infamously bad movie. It
dawned on me last night that these guys (well, maybe not Bill) have
been at this for two decades and they can still deliver. Also, this
was my first time seeing "Plan 9" in its entirety, and while Ed Wood's
incompetence was on full display (and while I'm no fan of
colorization, it actually helped show said incompetence here), we
MSTies know too well it's not the worst ever. It's awful, but a fun
awful.

Best moment: Mike's eloquent soliloquy as Tor leading into TIME FOR GO
TO BED!
>
> There were five or so signal drop-outs (of a couple of seconds each)
> during the lead-ins to the movie. �It was a little annoying, but not
> crucial. �Did anyone else have that?

Same here.

> I think there must have been at least a hundred people at my theater.
> Given the amount of publicity (or lack of same), this was more than I
> anticipated. �(I heard about it on RATMM, and once I was at the
> theater I saw a big, colorful "Coming Soon" notice for it, but that
> was about it.)

Only thirty here, and I got my ticket in advance. Maybe Vegas just
isn't a MSTie kind of town.

> I hope it was successful enough that they'll try this sort of thing
> again. �It'll be hard to find source material as good as "Plan Nine
> from Outer Space", though! �Maybe the "Cinematic Titanic" group could
> take a turn with their own remote broadcast....

If they're putting off any new releases for a while, I absolutely
agree.

> -Doug Elrod (d...@cornell.edu)
> � Love those Fort Worth callbacks! :-)

Fort Worth, the St. Paul of Texas.

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Re: Rifftrax Live! [message #177083 is a reply to message #177081] Mon, 24 August 2009 16:58 Go to previous message
Doug Elrod is currently offline  Doug Elrod
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On Aug 21, 11:01 am, Reaper G <reap...@aol.com> wrote:
> Also, this
> was my first time seeing "Plan 9" in its entirety, and while Ed Wood's
> incompetence was on full display (and while I'm no fan of
> colorization, it actually helped show said incompetence here), we
> MSTies know too well it's not the worst ever. It's awful, but a fun
> awful.

It was a really nice colorized print, IMHO. I saw things I don't
think I've seen before. Like that six-pack of circa 1950's pre-HFCS
Coca Cola, in the classic glass contour bottle. Hmmm....

If, in a future viewing, you happen to see a hand in the corner of the
frame stealthily take one of these, it'll mean that somehow I've
gotten my hands on a time machine, and have gone back to try it out!

-Doug Elrod (dre1@cornell.edu) ;-)
Now (or then, whichever applies), on to tackle that "Hitler" problem!
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