The RiffTrax Blog header image 1

Entries from June 2009

Mike Nelson’s New Look

June 30th, 2009 by Kevin Murphy · 51 Comments

Here we are, smack in the middle of summer, getting ready to be out in the public eye starting with Comic-Con, and we Riffers look like a pack of middle-aged shlubs dressed to watch bowling on TV.  The noted exception is young writing wiz Conor, who wears even a Woot Shirt with a sense of [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Fashion · RiffTrax

Rifftrax is the center of the universe

June 29th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 23 Comments

Mark Gormley played by someone very familiar to Rifftrax fans! *

(* And many millions of other people.**)
(**OK, so we’re not the center of the universe. Fine!)

[Read more →]

Tags: RiffTrax

Wiseau serious?

June 28th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 21 Comments

An early version of a modern classic. Oddly, no big laugh from Tommy W. after the story of the woman who was beaten and hospitalized, like in the movie:

[Read more →]

Tags: RiffTrax

I have nothing to add

June 19th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 109 Comments

…except that it’s fun to imagine the filthy and hilarious cursing Redd Foxx unleashed right after he filmed this monstrosity:

(via Topless Robot)

[Read more →]

Tags: RiffTrax

Movie Genre Switcheroo Winner!

June 16th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 21 Comments

First, who lost? Everyone who read the word “switcheroo,” and — especially — the man who actually put that word into his blog title. And by that I mean Kevin. (Yes, he is somehow to blame.)
Who won? Everyone who read these gems. Some very, very funny stuff, and it [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: RiffTrax

Tommy!

June 15th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 40 Comments

A friend (thanks Rick!) suggests that Tommy Wiseau could easily play the keyboardist/flautist when it comes time to make the biopic of these guys (who, I should point out, turn in a performance almost as weird as Tommy’s in The Room.)

[Read more →]

Tags: RiffTrax

RiffTrax Interview with The Room’s Greg Ellery

June 12th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 20 Comments

We’ll be releasing our RiffTrax of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room on Thursday, but it has been a favorite around the office for the past two months or so. (For an introduction to The Room see our beginner’s guide here.)  We’ve watched it so many times that we started to have questions about it that couldn’t [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Interviews · RiffTrax · The Room · movies

Oh, hi RiffTrax – A Guide to The Room

June 12th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 43 Comments

The Room has consumed our lives here at RiffTrax since we discovered it two and a half months ago.  We’ve rewatched the movie, poured over the discs bonus features, started talking like Johnny around the office and even spoken on the phone with two people involved in the movie.  But we acknowledge that it’s probably [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: RiffTrax · The Room · movies

CONTEST: Movie Genre Switcheroo

June 9th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 132 Comments

THE CHALLENGE: Make an existing comedy into a drama, or vice-versa.
DETAILS: Pick an actual movie, from any era. Re-pitch it as a comedy if it’s considered a drama, OR if you’ve chosen a drama, re-pitch it as a comedy. Stick as closely as possible to the actual characters [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: RiffTrax

Help me decide!

June 6th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 58 Comments

I’m trying to choose a cheap animated “Baa Baa Black Sheep” from the Indian subcontinent that best suits my lifestyle.

OR?

I’m so torn! The first one is shorter and to the point.
The second one, on the other hand, has a certifiably terrifying sheep with a gigantic tongue.
So perhaps you can see my dilemma?

[Read more →]

Tags: RiffTrax

What an eccentric fellow

June 4th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 31 Comments

Blogger extraordinaire (and bad wax figurine enthusiast) Brit brings to us the rich interior life and, shall we say, offbeat personality of this man, John Portsmouth Football Club Westwood:

John Portsmouth Football Club Westwood wears a novelty Pompey top hat, a blue and white dreadlock wig, a blue-check vest, shorts and a pair of tattered blue-check [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: RiffTrax

More “Numa Numa!” More than you will ever, ever need!

June 3rd, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 28 Comments

I guess it’s Numa Numa Day here at the Rifftrax Blog. So let’s just get this all over with at once, like pulling off a Band Aid, real quick-like.
First, the original (post-Moldova, that is), starring chubby guy in chair Gary Brolsma:

Next, a mini-documentary on the matter, and internet memeology in general:

Finally, Mr. Brolsma’s attempt [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: RiffTrax

Internet meme mind-blower!

June 3rd, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 35 Comments

Don’t cheat, now… don’t look for info. Just watch the video. Unlike some of the recent things I’ve posted, it won’t hurt (most of you).
THIS is the original. THIS. You won’t recognize it until approx. 45 seconds in, but then your day will be made (for approx. 45 seconds more):
 

Yes, [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: RiffTrax

Stone 13th Anniversary Ale = Want

June 2nd, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 11 Comments

 

I probably don’t need to say any more than this:

But just in case you wanted more, this is the Stone 13th Anniversary beer, which is the hoppiest beer they’ve ever brewed: 4.5 pounds of hops per barrel. The good taste of Stone was clearly evident when they brought back a RiffTrax series for their summer [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: RiffTrax · beer

Post, um

June 1st, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 19 Comments

Come on, Youtube!: The Wall Street Journal had a delightful and sad article on the decline of Grape Nuts that they titled (as you can see) No Grapes, No Nuts, No Market Share: A Venerable Cereal Faces Crunch Time. So far, so good. But alas, neither the original Seinfeld routine that the title pays homage to, nor [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: RiffTrax