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October 21st, 2011 by Conor Lastowka · 4 Comments

The RiffTrax Blog is no longer updated, but please feel free to browse through the nonsense that accumulated here during its brief but glorious run.
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Happy Birthday to Us

July 26th, 2010 by Conor Lastowka · 49 Comments

In all the excitement surrounding Comic-Con last week, nobody here even realized that Wednesday, July 21st marked RiffTrax’s fourth anniversary. That’s right, four years ago we released Road House. I still remember the first emails coming in from e-junkie indicating that someone had actually purchased it. Who’d have thought that four years later I’d be [...]

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RiffTrax Live Christmas Shorts-Stravaganza!!! 12/16 & 12/17 W/ Weird Al!!!!

November 6th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 56 Comments

http://www.ncm.com/Fathom/Comedy/RiffTrax_Xmas_Live.aspx
Well, OK, let’s have some official information about out new RiffTrax Live show!!!!!
Q: When?
A: Wednesday, 12/16 and an encore (rebroadcast) on Thursday 12/17 at 8:00pmET / 7:00pmCT / 6:00pmMT and 8:00pmPT (tape delay)
Q: Where?
A: Close to 500 movie theaters across the country. Find out your nearest theater and buy tickets by entering your zip code [...]

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Tags: RiffTrax · RiffTrax Live!

Planet of Dinosaurs and Voodoo Man DVDs!

October 16th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 28 Comments

Two of our funniest releases of the year, Planet of Dinosaurs and Voodoo Man are now available on DVD!

Both have new songs on the menu, and I made a video for the Planet of Dinosaurs one. Check it out, and pick up Planet of Dinosaurs and Voodoo Man on DVD!

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Tags: RiffTrax · Rifftones

Thoughts on Territory Quarters

October 7th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 28 Comments

Having written more words than probably anyone (excluding Bunnicula series author James Howe) on the subject of State Quarters, I’ve received numerous inquiries regarding when I am going to tackle the newly released US Territory Quarters. My response was always the same: What?
Yes, the existence of these quarters was long considered to be a mere [...]

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Tags: RiffTrax · state quarters

Deleted Scene from The Matrix: Revolutions

September 23rd, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 30 Comments

While we were working on our upcoming RiffTrax for The Matrix: Revolutions, one scene in particular stood out amongst the noise and chaos of the 2-hour-but-seems-like-4 final chapter in the Matrix Trilogy. The scene comes about an hour in, when the subtly named “Bane” sneaks about Neo and Trinity’s ship and takes Trinity hostage. [...]

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Tags: RiffTrax · movies

Moose Baby

August 13th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 21 Comments

 

The person who took the above video would have us believe that the creatures frollicking in this lawn sprinkler are baby moose. This is puzzling to me because they bear little resemblance to the creature seen below.

Most of you will hopefully recognize Moose Baby, the star of our latest short “The Tale of Moose [...]

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RiffTrax Live Family Circus Contest Winners!

August 13th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 11 Comments

We have found some winners for our Family Circus Caption Contest!  Thanks to everyone who entered, especially those of you who obeyed the only rule of the contest: to make your caption a line from a RiffTrax or a RiffTrax’d movie.  Very funny entries, not everyone can win, etc.  But here are the ones I [...]

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Win tickets to go see RiffTrax Live!!!

August 12th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 69 Comments

If, by any chance, you still haven’t bought tickets to RiffTrax Live at your local movie theater, (Thursday, 8/20, aka NEXT WEEK!!!) here’s your chance to win a pair!
Since this is an amazing show featuring our funniest riffs of Plan 9 yet, an unreleased short, and the talented contributions of Veronica Belmont, Jonathan Coulton and [...]

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Tags: Events · RiffTrax · RiffTrax Live!

“What Goes On” Wiseau Remix

July 30th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 13 Comments

The biggest story of Comic Con had to be the presence of Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero, aka Johnny and Mark from The Room, at a booth not too far away from ours.  Here is a picture my friend Lisa (Yes, I know) took of them holding a rubber duck:

And here is a pic of [...]

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Tags: Great Music · RiffTrax · The Room

Why newspapers are going bankrupt

July 29th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 48 Comments

Yes, yes, you might read any number of commentaries about why the decline of the newspaper happened so rapidly . But nobody is addressing the key issue: that the comics used to look like THIS:

And now look like this:

Let’s take a closer look at the Katzenjammer Kids comic (the Born Loser strip is best left [...]

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Tags: RiffTrax · silly

A stunning development

July 2nd, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 29 Comments

 

I’ll let the comment of Youtube user “elasticxplastic” speak for myself: WTF DID I JUST WATCH
Honestly, this is one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen.  The stunning surprise of that pan over is a moment I will remember right up there with the “Snakes and Rats” speech that truck driving woman gave on the [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Tags: RiffTrax · The Room · movies

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 [...]

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