16 items from 2014
There are no better experts on truly terrible movies than the guys behind Mystery Science Theater: 3000, who now take on horrible A movies as well as awful B movies with Rifftrax. If you ever thought the Twilight series needed a running commentary skewering the ridiculous plot and acting, Rifftrax has got you covered. The Rifftrax team (Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett) has just released its worst movies of 2014 list, and (unsurprisingly) Michael Bay films appear not once, not twice, but three times. The guys polled their users and after hundreds of thousands of votes, we have our losers. Here it is, your worst movies of 2014, according to the guys who have seen The Room, Manos: Hands of Fate and Birdemic: »
When Ian Ziering’s character Fin raised his chainsaw and leaped at the jaws of a flying shark in Syfy’s Sharknado, it no doubt caused all kinds of comments in both viewers’ homes and on their Twitter accounts. But perhaps a few people watching the intentional B-movie wondered what side-splitting remarks the guys from Mystery Science Theater 3000 would have made during that scene and throughout the entire film. Well, wonder no more: a live recording of Sharknado commentary from three former members of MST3K will take place in just two weeks, and further commemorating the shark-filled cyclone flick is a Sharknado Pop! vinyl figure from Funko.
The 4-inch vinyl figure features a shark inside a freak saltwater tornado with its mouth wide open and sharp teeth on full display. Coming soon to online retailers like Amazon (in stock on July 3rd, 2014), this vinyl figure will help usher in »
- Derek Anderson
When RiffTrax hit their $100,000 goal trying to raise the funds needed to secure the rights to lampoon the disastrous 1998 Godzilla, they set a $250,000 stretch goal to nab the rights to Anaconda for their Halloween show...
RiffTrax fans clearly have a lot of disposable income.
So successful was the Kickstarter that they even surpassed the $250,000 stretch goal to ensure Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight, and a very large Anaconda will get theirs at theaters around the country on October 30th.
The RiffTrax Kickstarter ended with 4,887 fans putting up $265,011.
I believe the final $11 will be used to finance their second »
As if the new Godzilla didn’t already dance on the grave of the disastrous 1998 American reboot, the Rifftrax crew is coming to a theater near you to kick the corpse. The ’98 Godzilla will be getting the Rifftrax Live treatment this August all because you made it possible.
Last year the former “Mystery Science Theater 3000” turned Rifftrax guys (Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett) riffed on Starship Troopers at movie theaters all across the country thanks to your Kickstarter donations. At the time I complained that surely there were more egregiously bad films deserving of such a lambasting (Yes, I know the Kickstarter was originally intended for Twilight). Oh, have they ever found a deserving piece of crap this go-round.
Wired ran an amazing oral history of "Mystery Science Theater 3000," and almost lost in its depths was a quote from creator Joel Hodgson, who mentioned the possibility of the B-movie-mocking classic coming back in an online format with a new host. "Hodgson: I've talked to a bunch of fans about their lives and what MST3K means to them. I'm overwhelmed by how people took to that show. It really affected them. I thought, if enough people still love it, maybe we can bring it back. Even avid viewers sometimes don't realize that every major role in the show had been swapped out over time. So in my mind, the show is built to be refreshed with new people and new ideas. It's like Heisenberg's uncertainty principle as it applies to MST3K: If it doesn't change, it's not the same show. And fortunately for us, as long as there are movies, »
- Louis Virtel
In what was a live video (but isn't now, because it's over), the men of RiffTrax (who you may also know from "Mystery Science Theater 3000") -- Michael J. Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy -- announced their group's live RiffTrax event for the summer of 2014: "Sharknado."
The guys also talk about their upcoming National Geographic RiffTrax special on Tuesday (April 1). It sounds like the oddest nature television ever, especially when you notice lines like "the goose is a big ol' slut" and "cadaver dog."
But the main point of the rather lengthy video is to announce that RiffTrax will have a live event in the summer -- they will be riffing on "Sharknado" and beaming the performance to theaters around the country. That will happen on July 10 at more than 600 theaters.
The best-worst movie of all time and funny people mocking it? It really doesn't get better than that. »
Syfy's new Thursday night block of "Defiance" and "Dominion," which begins in June, has had a ripple effect on a few things the network had already announced for later in the summer, such as Sharknado 2: The Second One, which received a new premiere date.
You can now expect to see the highly anticipated sequel on Wednesday, July 30th, at 9 Pm Pt/Et, just a little more than one year after the original Sharknado aired.
And speaking of the original, it's getting the RiffTrax Live treatment on Thursday, July 10th, and Tuesday, July 15th. You can learn more about that below.
Anthony C. Ferrante returns to direct a screenplay by Thunder Levin, who also wrote Sharknado. In Sharknado 2: The Second One, a freak weather system turns its deadly fury on New York City, unleashing a "sharknado" on the population and its most cherished, iconic sites – and only Fin and »
- Debi Moore
Fill your head with knowledge while having belly laughs as you experience a "Total Riff-Off" thanks to the National Geographic Channel of all networks.
Word began breaking across the internet a few days ago that Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett, formerly of MST3K/currently of RiffTrax, were poised to return to TV on April Fool's Day, poking fun at some of National Geographic's programming. Now we have official confirmation from the Riffers themselves. Here's what they had to say on the RiffTrax website:
Yes, that date is April Fool’s, but there’s no joke here. Well, there will be jokes. Lots of jokes. Jokes told by us, on television. But the fact that there Will »
RiffTrax is taking over the National Geographic channel, and it's looking to be kind of incredible. With Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett providing a joke track to documentaries about shellfish, bats and birds, how could it not be?
The "Mystery Science Theater 3000"-style takeover begins at 8 p.m. Et on April 1 with "Killer Shrimp N'Friends." "Demon Bat" follows at 9 p.m., and "Guy and a Goose" finishes off the RiffTrax marathon at 10 p.m.
While jokes and footage from the three full-length documentaries have not yet been released, you can get a sense of what's to come in the koala video above.
Warning: Koalas are horrible, disgusting, diseased creatures that are very much Nsfw. »
The “Mystery Science Theater 3000” guys – well, the one guy and two robots – are coming back to TV. And this time it will be reality shows, rather than bad movies, that they'll be skewering. The trio hosted a cult series that ran for more than decade on the Comedy Channel and Sci-Fi Channel in which Michael J. Nelson and robots Tom Servo (Kevin Murphy) and Crow T. Robot (Bill Corbett) made snide, droll and almost always dead-on comments as the movie played in the background. They've continued to crack wise on their web site, Rifftrax.com, since leaving the »
- Todd Cunningham
If you are familiar with Mystery Science Theater 3000, chances are you also have heard of RiffTrax. Featuring the same crew as the beloved MST3K, Rifftrax showcases stars Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett. Murphy and Corbett, better known as Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot, along with human star Nelson mock movies to hilarious effect. Now, they are returning to television for a limited three episode run that will air on National Geographic beginning in just a few weeks. According to »
- Alex Maidy
"Mystery Science Theater 3000" is one of the most bizarre and beloved cult series ever to hit television. Now, the current incarnation of the show, RiffTrax, is returning to TV with new episodes on National Geographic.
During the show's run from 1988 to 1999 (with a few interruptions and on four separate networks), "MST3K" fans tuned in to watch a hapless man and two robots watch bad movies while making jokes at those films' expense. The show left TV, seemingly for good, after its cancellation by the Syfy Channel in 1999 but later found an internet incarnation in RiffTrax -- audio tracks for feature films, designed to be listened to while watching the movies.
National Geographic is bringing the RiffTrax crew -- Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy (as Tom Servo) and Bill Corbett (as Crow T. Robot) -- back for three episodes on April 1. While details are not yet available, the trio are expected »
Noah is an adaptation of the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark. In a world ravaged by human sin, Noah is given a divine mission: to build an Ark to save creation from the coming flood. Subject to divine visions foretelling the end of the world, Noah attempts to tell his people to cease their mistreatment of the earth in order to be saved. No one listens to his warnings, and Noah and his family are cast out to fend for themselves in the wilderness. Noah approaches a race of giant six-armed angels known as the Watchers to rally them to his cause. Darren Aronofsky has put together a new art exhibit titled 'Fountains of the Deep: Visions of Noah and the Flood' that features work created by acclaimed artists Ugo Rondinone, Sue Williams, Karen Kilimnik, Mike Nelson Nan Goldin, Jim Lee, Jim Woodring »
- Pietro Filipponi
Visit the online Ark Experience to interactively explore the three decks of Noah’s ark:
Erik Parker. Myth Maker. Acrylic on canvas. 60.25″ x 72.12″. Courtesy the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Darren Aronofsky presents an exhibition of contemporary artwork inspired by the biblical saga of Noah and the Ark. “Fountains of the Deep: Visions of Noah and the Flood” complements the release of Aronofsky’s highly-anticipated upcoming film Noah.
The exhibition opens at 462 West Broadway in New York on Friday March 7, 2014 and will run through Saturday, March 29, 2014.
The exhibition includes work from 50 internationally-recognized artists, from celebrated contemporary artists Ugo Rondinone, Sue Williams, Karen Kilimnik, Mike Nelson, and Nan Goldin to comic book legends like Jim Lee, Jim Woodring and Simon Bisley, a leading contributor to Heavy »
- Michelle McCue
Lupita continued her reign as one of the most beautiful stars in the world as she did press for her movie ’12 Years A Slave’ in New York City on Feb. 19. Get her beauty details straight from her glam squad below!
Celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson created two unique hair looks for Lupita Nyong’o as she attended the DuJour magazine winter luncheon and filmed an appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman. Get her hot hair look and exact nail polish shade right here!
Lupita Nyong’o At ‘DuJour’ Lunch — Stunning Hair Look
Ted described the look for the DuJour magazine winter luncheon:
“I started off getting her ready for her luncheon for DuJour magazine. I love creating different looks for her.
Lupita Nyongo On Her Role In '12 Years A Slave'
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I've been trying to think of something nice to say about The Legend of Hercules, but it's kind of difficult to do that when a movie fails on every possible level. Perhaps the best thing I can say about the movie is that it's going to make a great Rifftrax when Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy get their hands on it. The second best thing I can say about it is that it's short, clocking in at only 99 minutes. That means the constant assault of insipidness ends mercifully quickly, unlike the movie's fight scenes.
As the evil king Amphitryon (Scott Adkins) grows more and more mad with power, conquering city-states and waging war in an effort to sate his blood lust, his »
16 items from 2014
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