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Touching Musical Tribute to Morocco

May 29th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 17 Comments

Some of you may have heard that Casablanca will be our next RiffTrax (it comes out on Tuesday.)   What some of you might not know is that back in 8th grade, my friend Andrew wrote a song about the exotic destination that the movie is set in: Morocco. I would like to share with [...]

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Tags: Bad Music · Great Music · RiffTrax

Meet the Sheriff

May 12th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 33 Comments

Recognize this guy?  He’s Leon Unczur and yesterday he celebrated his first year anniversary serving as the Sheriff of Nottingham.
The modern day Sheriff’s role is a bit different than this guy:

Unlike old Bushel-Britches here, Sheriff Unczur’s roles focus less on extorting taxes from widow rabbits and dogs wearing full leg casts and more on tourism, [...]

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Amen, Morgan!

May 8th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 22 Comments

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The Last Man on Earth watches a whole bunch of crap

May 4th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 25 Comments

There were lots of great entries for the Last Man on Earth challenge! Thanks to everyone who mocked Vincent Price’s pain/madness by changing his video to something absurd.  I picked first, second and third place.
First place goes to Askbotboy for his Mighty Boosh mashup:

Second place to Ejiehi for the most insanity inducing clip of them all.  [...]

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Weekend Challenge

May 1st, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 52 Comments

After talking about doing this for WAY longer than it should have taken, we finally decided to change what Vincent Price was watching during this awesome scene from The Last Man on Earth:
 

But there’s got to be other things out there that would warrant that kind of a response from him.  We’ve uploaded the raw [...]

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Tags: RiffTrax · movies

Iconic Movie Scene

May 1st, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 16 Comments

It’s back!

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Trappings of privilege

May 1st, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 30 Comments

Was reading an article about Justice David Souter stepping down, when I came across some valuable information:
He kept comfortably to routine, bringing a daily lunch of an apple and yogurt in a plastic grocery bag, eating alone in his chambers.

I leapt on this, and placed a phone call, hoping to land this dynamic sounding [...]

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Soar into your weekend

April 17th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 42 Comments

Sometimes two art forms come together in a synergy so beautiful, you wonder how your world existed before someone (in this case youtube user tteeddssoonn) put them together.
 

Twilight Sucks Forum user “estora” unfortunately has a different viewpoint: “I love Meat Loaf — it’s disgraceful to have his name associated with the failfest that is *&%$ing [...]

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Tags: Great Music · RiffTrax · movies

Miley Cyrus’ sweet, sweet Niblets

April 15th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 26 Comments

Wanting more after the Michelle/Stephanie Tanner video, we went a-searchin’. Sadly, the imagined treasure trove of sitcom catchphrase montages proved not to really exist. But it did turn up these two gems:
 

 

I did not know of the existence of these two catchphrases before today. But based on the above videos, you can see [...]

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YOU GOT IT DUDE in Wax

April 15th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 25 Comments

I would venture to guess that only a few elite figures warrant the “multiple wax figures of you in the same wax museum” status.  Skinny/Fat Elvis, short/long hair Beatles, adorable tyke/ghoul Michael Jackson.  I put forth that the Olsen Twins should be the same way!  By same way, of course, I mean the adorable tyke/ghoul [...]

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Don’t Forget!!!

April 14th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 17 Comments

That National High Five Day, the fake holiday co-founded by yours truly SEVEN YEARS AGO, goes down this Thursday, the 16th.
This video, made on NH5D 2007 by some high school kids I’ve never met is one of the most encouraging signs I’ve ever gotten that all is good in the world.  And now the gradual [...]

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Hard to distinguish from the original

April 7th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 14 Comments

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A kid talking about a good film

April 7th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 9 Comments

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TIME TRAVEL!!! (analyzed and demystified)

April 1st, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 40 Comments

Tonight’s Lost poked self-aware fun at the conventions of time travel.  Lost’s entry into the time travel-verse has been both baffling and fascinating (Note: My opinion – I have no idea how this season has been received on the internet, and would rather saw off my leg than venture into that hornet’s nest), and tonight’s [...]

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Et tu, Lady Gaga?

March 27th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 60 Comments

I was quite pleased when Mike informed me today that Lady Gaga was not the one hit wonder we at RiffTrax had her pegged for.  Turns out that our Bad Song of the Year winner had another hit before Poker Face, “Just Dance.”  It has over 47 million youtube views, so I’m probably not telling [...]

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