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Exclusive: Bill Corbett, Mike Nelson, and Kevin Murphy of Rifftrax Talk Wes Craven’s Mind Ripper!

In 1995, a direct-to-video film by the name of Mind Ripper was released by HBO. Starring Lance Henriksen and Giovanni Ribisi, the film went under a couple different titles, including The Hills Have Eyes III, The Hills Still Have Eyes,… Continue Reading →

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Cinematic Titanic: The Complete Collection Review

Brad Cook reviews Cinematic Titanic: The Complete Collection…

The end of Mystery Science Theater 3000’s first run didn’t spell the end of riffing on bad movies. Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett continued the tradition with The Film Crew and RiffTrax, and Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu, Frank Coniff, Mary Jo Pehl, and J. Elvis Weinstein created Cinematic Titanic. Shout! Factory was previously involved in The Film Crew, and now they’ve put out all 12 movies riffed by Cinematic Titanic in a new Complete Collection.

Hodgson and his fellow riffers play themselves in Cinematic Titanic. The premise is that a mysterious organization, perhaps a corporation or a military force, has kidnapped them and forced them to riff on bad movies as part of a complicated plan that has something to do with a tear in the “electron scaffolding.” It seems a bit convoluted and unnecessary – I have always
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Rifftrax gets ready for the season with Summer Beach Party Shorts!

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For those who don't know, Rifftrax is the project Mystery Science Theater alumni Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett took on after the cancellation of their other movie-riffing show. Since then, they have had many live events, and their newest one is titled Summer Beach Party Shorts, where they take the piss out of bad educational shorts. The normal crew will be joined by TV's Frank... Read More...
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Mystery Science Theater 3000: Netflix Previews the Series Revival

"Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!" Netfix has released a new preview for the upcoming Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival.The reboot, which was funded by a very successful Kickstarter campaign, will have 14 episodes with both new and original cast members. In addition to new stars Patton Oswalt, Jonah Ray, Felicia Day, Hampton Yount, and Baron Vaughn, original cast members Mary Jo Pehl (Pearl Forrester), Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot), and Kevin Murphy will return. Creator and original host Joel Hodgson serves as an executive producer.Read More…
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Mystery Science Theater 3000: Season 11 Release Date Announced for Netflix

It's been a long time coming, but the new Mystery Science Theater 3000 finally has a premiere date. Nerdist reports the Netflix reboot will debut in April.The revival, which was funded by a very successful Kickstarter campaign, will have 14 episodes with both new and original castmembers. In addition to new stars Patton Oswalt, Jonah Ray, Felicia Day, Hampton Yount, and Baron Vaughn, original castmembers Mary Jo Pehl (Pearl Forrester), Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot), and Kevin Murphy will return. Creator and original host Joel Hodgson serves as an executive producer.Read More…
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Newswire: Exclusive: RiffTrax takes on another Hitchcock clone from the director of Birdemic

The RiffTrax gang of Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett are back again, this time taking on Replica, an as-yet-unreleased film from the writer/director of Birdemic: Shock And Terror, James Nguyen. The former Mystery Science Theater 3000 jokesters and director Ngyuen talked exclusively with The A.V. Club about Replica, intentional camp, and why filmmakers let these guys put their films through the wringer.

“There’s probably been some release for everything we’ve done,” Nelson says on the unprecedented move of taking on a film that’s never been released to the public. “We had a strong suspicion that Replica would be good. We heard from Mr. Ngyuen that, unlike his other films, this one was more of an immature vision and that made us lick our chops. ‘Wait a minute, there’s a film that’s worse than Birdemic?’”

According to Nguyen, Replica is “a story
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Newswire: Hooray for this RiffTrax exclusive about Santa Claus Conquers The Martians

The RiffTrax gang will be back in theaters this December, thanks to Fathom Events. Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy will be putting poor Dropo through the wringer once again as they rebroadcast their 2013 riff on the Mystery Science Theater 3000 favorite Santa Claus Conquers The Martians. In an A.V. Club exclusive podcast, the trio reminisce about Nicholas Webster’s 1964 sci-fi comedy—one of the lamest Santa Claus movies not featuring Dudley Moore—and discuss working with “Weird” Al Yankovic and getting into the Christmas spirit in the chilly climate of San Diego.

Listening to the podcast, it would appear that the trio is simply always on, making each other chuckle incessantly. In addition to Santa Claus, Fathom Events will be also be presenting 2009’s Christmas Shorts-stravaganza, in which Nelson, Corbett, and Murphy are joined by “Weird” Al. The shorts collection will also include Parade ...
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Horror Highlights: RiffTrax Live: Carnival Of Souls, Ash Vs Evil Dead, Twenty-twenty Four Impressions, It Stains The Sands Red Clip

"What's on your mind?" After watching Richard Mundy's Twenty-Twenty Four, a lot of haunting and disturbing things. We also have details on RiffTrax Live: Carnival of Souls, a video of the Ash vs Evil Dead Cast at Build Series, and a new clip from It Stains the Sands Red that premiered at Sitges Film Festival.

RiffTrax Live: Carnival of Souls Broadcast in Select Theaters: Press Release: "Denver – August 16, 2016 – Following the recent success of their MST3K Reunion Show, Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett take on the spooky 1962 cult classic Carnival of Souls with their unique commentary. “RiffTrax Live: Carnival of Souls,” will be broadcast live to select movie theaters across the country on Thursday, October 27 at 8:00 p.m. Et / 7:00 p.m. Ct and tape delayed to 7:00 p.m. Mt / 8:00 p.m. Pt, with an All Hallows’ Eve encore on Monday, October 31 at 7:30 p.
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Newswire: Exclusive: RiffTrax revives Carnival Of Souls for a live Halloween show

Right on the heels of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 reunion held in Minneapolis last month, the RiffTrax gang is back with two new shows. First, Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett will be taking on 1961’s kaiju klassic Mothra in a previously-announced live event on August 18. And then, just in time for Halloween, the RiffTrax team will be revisiting Herk Harvey’s Carnival Of Souls, a low-budget schlocker from 1962 that influenced the films of George Romero and David Lynch. The RiffTrax event will mark the first time the full-color restored version of Carnival Of Souls will be shown on the big screen.

The A.V. Club chatted exclusively with Nelson and Murphy about the upcoming shows, delving into the droll organ music of Carnival Of Souls as well as their favorite kaiju.

The A.V. Club: You’ve done popular and critically acclaimed films for ...
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Netflix grabs Felicia Day/Patton Oswalt 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' revival

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Netflix grabs Felicia Day/Patton Oswalt 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' revival
The big announcement was made at San Diego Comic-Con yesterday - Netflix will be streaming the Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt-led Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival. Creator Joel Hodgson launched a Kickstarter campaign back in 2015 which eventually gained over $5.7 million in funding from fans (just beating the previous record by the Veronica Mars film). Pretty quickly they rounded up a cast which included Day as Kinga, Oswalt as TV's Son of TV's Frank, Hampton Yount as Crow T. Robot, Baron Vaughn as Tom Servo, and Jonah Ray as host. Hodgson followed up the Netflix announcement on his Twitter by adding that Kevin Murphy, Mary Jo Pehl, and Bill Corbett would also be appearing as themselves in the next MST3K and that he would also have a cameo. "Elliott Kalan, the Emmy-winning former head writer of The Daily Show, will serve as the head writer on MST3K," reports The Hollywood Reporter,
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'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Revival Heads to Netflix

'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Revival Heads to Netflix
In December, after the movie-mocking cult TV show Mystery Science Theater 3000 raised an astounding $5.7 million in a Kickstarter campaign to produce new episodes, creator Joel Hodgson told Rolling Stone he hoped to have some news regarding the revival in time for Comic-Con. On Saturday at the San Diego event, Netflix announced that the 14 new episodes of MST3K would head to the streaming service "in the not-too-distant future."

Hodgson is back on board overseeing all facts of the revival, with comedian Jonah Ray and actress Felicia Day also cast in the series.
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‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Revival Headed to Netflix, With Patton Oswalt & More to Star

‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Revival Headed to Netflix, With Patton Oswalt & More to Star
Netflix is reviving yet another cult favorite. New episodes of”Mystery Science Theater 3000,” in which a captive man and his robot friends offer live commentary on amusingly bad B movies, will head to the streaming service in the “not too distant future,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Patton Oswalt is attached to star as Son of TV’s Frank.

Read More: Watch: ‘MST3K’ Stars Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo Audition for a Galaxy Far, Far Away

The news follows a Kickstarter campaign from series creator Joel Hodgson last year that raised nearly $6 million to film a 14-episode new season; no other film or television project has ever raised more via a crowdfunding campaign. Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo), Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot) and Mary Jo Pehl (Pearl Forrester) are all set to reprise their original roles. Joining them and Oswalt will be Felicia Day as Kinga Forrester, a
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‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Revival Headed to Netflix, With Patton Oswalt & More to Star

‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Revival Headed to Netflix, With Patton Oswalt & More to Star
Netflix is reviving yet another cult favorite. New episodes of”Mystery Science Theater 3000,” in which a captive man and his robot friends offer live commentary on amusingly bad B movies, will head to the streaming service in the “not too distant future,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Patton Oswalt is attached to star as Son of TV’s Frank.

Read More: Watch: ‘MST3K’ Stars Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo Audition for a Galaxy Far, Far Away

The news follows a Kickstarter campaign from series creator Joel Hodgson last year that raised nearly $6 million to film a 14-episode new season; no other film or television project has ever raised more via a crowdfunding campaign. Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo), Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot) and Mary Jo Pehl (Pearl Forrester) are all set to reprise their original roles. Joining them and Oswalt will be Felicia Day as Kinga Forrester, a
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Mystery Science Theater Reboot Set at Netflix; Felicia Day, Patton Oswalt and Dan Harmon to Join Series Vets

Mystery Science Theater Reboot Set at Netflix; Felicia Day, Patton Oswalt and Dan Harmon to Join Series Vets
Netflix’s newest series order gets a B… B-movies, that is.

The streaming service is reviving the Emmy-nominated Mystery Science Theater 3000 — with Felicia Day (Supernatural), Patton Oswalt (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Nerdist podcast co-host Jonah Ray joining veteran cast members Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot), Mary Jo Pehl (as Pearl Forrester) and Kevin Murphy (Professor Bobo) — it announced on Saturday night.

Comic-con 2016 Exclusive Videos, Casting News, Scoop and More

In the not-too-distant future. @MST3K pic.twitter.com/L9IpZW2Cmb

— Netflix Us (@netflix) July 24, 2016

MST3K, in which series creator Joel Hodgson, and later Michael J. Nelson, played
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‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Revival Set at Netflix

‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Revival Set at Netflix
They’re back: “Mystery Science Theater 3000” has scored a revival at Netflix, Variety has confirmed.

The streaming giant announced the news on Twitter Saturday night, saying: “In the not so distant future.”

In the not-too-distant future. @MST3K pic.twitter.com/L9IpZW2Cmb

— Netflix Us (@netflix) July 24, 2016

The revival is set to star Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt, along with original cast members Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy and Mary Jo Pehl who will reprise their roles. “Community” creator Dan Harmon and series star Joel Harmon are set to join the writing staff, which is being led by head writer Elliott Kalan, former head writer of “The Daily Show.”

Series creator Joel Hodgson had launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the revival, and ended up raising over $5.7 million, breaking the record previously held by “Veronica Mars.”

Mystery Science Theater 3000″ first aired on Ktma-tv in Minneapolis for its freshman season, then
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‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Revival to Premiere on Netflix

‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Revival to Premiere on Netflix
The “Mystery Science Theater 3000” revival is heading to Netflix, TheWrap has learned. The news came just ahead of the show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel on Saturday. Netflix confirmed the news by tweeting an image of the show’s iconic silhouette featuring a man and two robots watching a movie. It does not yet have an official premiere date. In addition, original series cast members Mary Jo Pehl (Pearl Forrester), Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo/Professor Bobo) and Bill Corbett (Crow/Observer) will write for and make cameos on the show. Also Read: 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Reboot Smashes Crowdfunding Record Joel McHale,
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‘RiffTrax 10 Year Highlight Reel’: Relive the Gang’s Best Post-‘MST3K’ Moments

‘RiffTrax 10 Year Highlight Reel’: Relive the Gang’s Best Post-‘MST3K’ Moments
This week RiffTrax is celebrating ten years of its life on the web. To celebrate, comedians Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett and the whole team created a “RiffTrax 10 Year Highlight Reel” for their loyal fans to enjoy.

“It was hard to condense 10 years of making movies funny into just six minutes, but we think we did it,” said the RiffTrax team online.

For those unfamiliar with RiffTrax, they are hilarious commentaries added to blockbuster movies, short films, TV shows and cheesy B-movies, all created by the stars of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 or better known as MST3K.

Read More: ‘Batman v Superman’ Honest Trailer Pokes Fun At The Film That Didn’t Bring ‘Justice’ to Either Hero

Shown during the MST3K Reunion Show, this highlight reel includes some of the group’s favorite jokes from riffs they did in the past. The six-minute video includes scenes from “The Lord of The Rings,
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Horror Highlights: Deadlight: Director’S Cut, Dexter Pin Mate, In The Deep, MST3K, Viral, Zombie With A Shotgun

Deadlight: Director’s Cut is now out for the PS4 and Xbox One. See what horror awaits you in the new launch trailer released by Deep Silver. Also: a look at Bif Bang Pow and Entertainment Earth’s Sdcc 2016 exclusive Dexter wooden Pin Mate, release details for In the Deep, info on the Mystery Science Theater 3000 reunion show, a poster and release news for Viral, and Zombie with a Shotgun‘s new Indiegogo campaign.

Deadlight: Director’s Cut Launch Trailer Revealed: Press Release: “Larkspur, Calif., June 21, 2016 – The survival horror platformer Deadlight: Director’s Cut is available today for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC digitally for $19.99. With the brand-new Survival Arena Mode which offers interactive defenses and novel weapons, players can expect an unforgettably intense struggle against the horde. In addition, the PS4 and Xbox One versions now also encompass the Nightmare Mode,
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Rifftrax Live: MST3K Reunion Show Announced, Will Screen in Select Theaters this Summer

RiffTrax Live: MST3K Reunion Show promises a night of comedy and will reunite most of the members of Mystery Science Theater 3000. The Mystery Science Theater 3000 reunion show will air live in select cinemas from the State Theater in Minneapolis on June 28th.

Press Release: Denver – April 6, 2016 – Get ready for a Satellite of Love-fest as the guys of RiffTraxMichael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (best known for the groundbreaking “Mystery Science Theater 3000”) — celebrate their 10th year at RiffTrax by producing “RiffTrax Live: MST3K Reunion Show,” an amazing night of riffing and comedy with most of the original MST3K stars. Joining Mike, Kevin and Bill live, in front of a packed house at the State Theater in Minneapolis, will be none other than MST3K creator Joel Hodgson (“Joel Robinson”), Trace Beaulieu (“Dr. Clayton Forrester,” “Crow T. Robot”), Frank Conniff (“TV’s Frank”), Mary Jo Pehl (“Pearl Forrester”), Bridget Nelson (“Nuveena,
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Entire ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Cast to Reunite for RiffTrax Anniversary Show

  • The Wrap
Entire ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Cast to Reunite for RiffTrax Anniversary Show
Mystery Science Theater 3000” is getting the entire band back together. In honor of the Rifftrax 10th anniversary, the whole principal cast from the cult TV series will reunite for a special reunion show. The reunion will include: Michael J. Nelson (Mike Nelson) Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo) Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot) Frank Conniff (TV’s Frank) Trace Beaulieu (Dr. Clayton Forrester, Crow T. Robot) Mary Jo Pehl (Pearl Forrester) Bridget Nelson (Nuveena, Mr. B Natural) Joel Hodgson (Joel Robinson) Also Read: 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Reboot Smashes Crowdfunding Record In addition, the host of the rebooted series,
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