Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Rifftrax Live did Godzilla.

Last week, the people from Rifftrax did a live riffing of the 90's horror for movies, Godzilla. In Godzilla, two hours are spent squandering a lot of money and a lot of potential.

Rifftrax felt it was it's turn to give the movie some kicks. I noted the run up to the event earlier (and if you want some MST3K nostalgia, check it out.) This week they've done an encore viewing for people.

The show was a fun time. It started much like ever live show does, with an introduction by the trio of Mike, Bill, and Kevin. We also got a short ad for October's next live event. Anaconda. It was an amusing ad that used some effects to show clips of that movie like it's a bad 70's grind house film.

Unfortunately they haven't made that ad available yet.

But their other reveal is available. A new introduction song and animation for all future Rifftrax releases. The animation comes from Harry Partridge. The music comes from Jonathan Coulton.

It makes for a silly way to introduce the concept of Rifftrax, the trio of riffers, and the catalog of riffed movies.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Trailer In Short - Fresh Off The Boat, Selfie, and Galavant (and a little more)

Almost time for the Fall season to start...TV Shows still have seasons, right?

A lot of bad shows are coming. But might some of them, say from ABC, be any good? ...

...Just be sure to watch, Galavant, okay?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Hobbits on a Plane

In case you've never seen the Air New Zealand safety video, using Middle Earth as a theme, here we are. Enjoy.

"Flight Attendant! Gollum is kicking my seat back."

Monday, August 11, 2014

Trailers in Short - Heroes Really Do Come In Different Shapes And Sizes Edition

There want be a drought on heroics in the theaters anytime soon. And some of them won't even be sequels or remakes! Let's meet the sweet hero of Big Hero 6, the return of the Ghostbusters, the guardians of 80's movies, the little heroes of The Hobbit. and some heroes in a half shell.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

More from Star Wars Rebels *UPDATED*

I already took a look at the setup for the upcoming new Star Wars animated series, Star Wars Rebels. While I included some previews of scenes from the show, there are more that have been released.

Hera isn't taking anyone's guff.

I'm adding the recently released more complete version of the above scene, with more of Kanan, and a lot more of Chopper getting stuck keeping the ship together and saving the day.


Zeb and Ezra team up.

Kanan and Ezra meet the Inquisitor.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Rifftrax Live Does Godzilla *UPDATED*

Coming next week the people behind Rifftrax will be presenting a live riffing of Godzilla...the really bad 90's one. It will be a blast to see this underwhelming monster face it's fate. And it will be nice to see Godzilla take a pasting.

It's been a long time in coming.

If you'd like a reminder about that dreadful Godzilla movie, try Screen Jumkies' Honest Trailers.

And if you need a bit more. Look at Crow T. Robot's look at the movie.


And here's a bit more nostalgia, tied to the video just above. Mike and the Bots on the CBS News Weekend Morning Show way back when Godzilla was about to come out, and we didn't know how bad it was going to bomb. Still, MST meets CBS.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Trailers in Short - The Force Is Strong In This Show Edition (Star Wars Rebel)

Star Wars! Woo!!!

It's been 14 years since the events of Revenge of the Sith. It's still 5 years until Luke will get to fly into history. Now we'll get to see how the Rebellion Against the Empire grew and expanded to become an actual problem for the Emperor. (Of note: The clones are gone, and replaced with volunteers who are zealously loyal to the dream of a Galactic Empire.)

The show has been put together by Executive Producer Dave Filoni, who brought us the previous series, Star Wars: Clone Wars. He's brought much of the team over. It also has Greg Weisman (Gargoyles, The Spectacular Spider-Man, The Batman, Young Justice) on board as another Executive Producer.

This creative team are updating the style for this show. The show reflects a lot of Ralph McQuarrie's original art for Star Wars. You can see it quickly in some of the main character designs. Chewbacca's look was taken into the character of Zeb, for one.

Chewbacca's first look.

Extended Trailer

Cracked's Antiheroes - Maybe we don't need another hero *UPDATED*

Thunderdome reference? Nailed it.

Cracked.com has a new short series that they've started. Antiheroes. It tells the story of a group of people gain superpowers one strange night while out smoking. Per a Cracked tale, things don't go the way one might expect.

From Cracked.com:

Here's the first episode:


Thought I'd update this, as Antiheroes has concluded, if you want to jump to one of the later episodes...

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Trailers in Short - Do You Want To Play A Game Edition

The trailers never stop coming, nor, thankfully, do the game stop coming. And we have a slough of sequels heading our way quite soon. Are we excited? Are we dreading them? Are we bored now?

Let's see how you handle an Alien, how the bricks fit for Batman, Batman's new old toys, a Tomb Raider...rises, and Nate Drake get smacked around for 10's of hours of game play.

Monday, August 04, 2014

100 years since the start of WWI. Lessons learned?

In past I've touched on the Remembrance Day, which was derived from Armistice Day. It was the day used to remember Great Britain's entrance into World War I.

With the advent of World War II we often gloss over the first Great War. The War to End All Wars.