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Re: The RedLetterMedia thread
« Reply #600 on: September 26, 2021, 11:15:47 PM »
Can't remember what episodes it happens in but Mike attempting to initiate prank phone calls and immediately crumbling then having to hand the phone over to Rich who just nails it every time is one of my favourite things in RLM canon.

Can't fine the stream as it is one of hundreds but he said on Previously Recorded that he hated when Mike handed him the phone as it put him on the spot. He intentionally fucked up the America Online one by being overtly offensive.

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« Reply #601 on: October 05, 2021, 01:06:03 PM »
Has anyone caught up with the Black Spine Raffle episode?

I'm only halfway through it, but so far Jay has the line of the episode: "Ayyyyy! I'm a fuckin bus driver! Be safe!"

I have the impression that with this appearance and his previous one, Tim is trying to rehabilitate his image somewhat, after the general feeling he was a wee bit too drunk back in March. He's showing up looking rested, more neatly dressed and with a haircut these days.

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« Reply #602 on: October 05, 2021, 01:18:26 PM »
Mike is a fool to criticise Rich's phone wallet. Get with the times Mike.

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Re: The RedLetterMedia thread
« Reply #603 on: October 05, 2021, 01:23:56 PM »
I'm going to have to agree with Mike on that one, never understood those things. Unless you crave losing your credit cards and ID every time you misplace your phone.

Edit: Holy shit they're watching an Osho tape! I was literally just listening to recordings of his lectures in bed this morning!

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« Reply #604 on: October 05, 2021, 01:40:38 PM »
I have the impression that with this appearance and his previous one, Tim is trying to rehabilitate his image somewhat, after the general feeling he was a wee bit too drunk back in March. He's showing up looking rested, more neatly dressed and with a haircut these days.

He had my favourite line, just utterly miserable delivery:


Tape: "Gotta get up and get dressed now..."
Tim: "This is a long to way to get to a fucking bus song"

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« Reply #605 on: October 05, 2021, 02:45:48 PM »
Mike is a fool to criticise Rich's phone wallet. Get with the times Mike.

I thought about this thread when Mike was doing that. I think Rich was cool with it.

Also related to this thread, we've been rewatching the halloween BotW episodes (because 'tis the season) and I spotted goldentony's shirt. It's in the Shark Exorcist episode and can be seen all over Josh's sexy body here: https://youtu.be/X7_ZU4dlqXk?t=892

The shitty levitation video in the black spine raffle was great. "It's not only fun but environmentally safe too!"

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Re: The RedLetterMedia thread
« Reply #606 on: October 05, 2021, 02:51:40 PM »
Can't remember what episodes it happens in but Mike attempting to initiate prank phone calls and immediately crumbling then having to hand the phone over to Rich who just nails it every time is one of my favourite things in RLM canon.
This one was glorious https://youtu.be/ceUSZBMeREY?t=933

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Re: The RedLetterMedia thread
« Reply #607 on: October 05, 2021, 03:41:28 PM »
That Milton Bearle video was jaw-dropping, even Mike was clearly taken aback by how much of a revolting sleazebag he was. That poor lady chef visibly flinching when he was touching her.

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Re: The RedLetterMedia thread
« Reply #608 on: October 05, 2021, 03:54:02 PM »


Stolen from Reddit.

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« Reply #609 on: October 08, 2021, 02:18:58 PM »
Part two of the John Carpenter chart is out.

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« Reply #610 on: October 08, 2021, 02:34:17 PM »
Just watched it with my morning tea. I had no idea Carpenter did Memoirs of an Invisible Man! I remember renting it as a kid because it looked like a comedy (which it is, mostly) and it made me laugh once or twice. In my head I've always had it filed under "extremely forgettable 80s comedy".

Surprised Rich had Vampires so high. Seeing that in the theatre was the point at which I also stopped being interested in Carpenter. The first scene (as they talk about in the show) is fantastic, lots of tension, lots of inventive ideas. But it nosedives after that. I remember being confused by it as well, when James Woods tells the priest I think that the stereotype of the long haired vampire "Eurotrash" isn't true but... that's exactly what they are the in movie.

The feeling Vampires left me with, was that it solidified that Carpenter is a great director of suspense and atmosphere, and bad director of action (even Jay, the eternal Escape for NY fanboy, admits that it's an action movie without good action). Which is also why I think Rich is nuts have The Fog so low, it's just wall to wall suspense.

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« Reply #611 on: October 08, 2021, 03:54:04 PM »
Vampires does seem to be trying to ape From Dusk Till Dawn, but without the wit or fun.

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« Reply #612 on: October 08, 2021, 05:00:35 PM »
Just watched it with my morning tea. I had no idea Carpenter did Memoirs of an Invisible Man! I remember renting it as a kid because it looked like a comedy (which it is, mostly) and it made me laugh once or twice. In my head I've always had it filed under "extremely forgettable 80s comedy".

Surprised Rich had Vampires so high. Seeing that in the theatre was the point at which I also stopped being interested in Carpenter. The first scene (as they talk about in the show) is fantastic, lots of tension, lots of inventive ideas. But it nosedives after that. I remember being confused by it as well, when James Woods tells the priest I think that the stereotype of the long haired vampire "Eurotrash" isn't true but... that's exactly what they are the in movie.

The feeling Vampires left me with, was that it solidified that Carpenter is a great director of suspense and atmosphere, and bad director of action (even Jay, the eternal Escape for NY fanboy, admits that it's an action movie without good action). Which is also why I think Rich is nuts have The Fog so low, it's just wall to wall suspense.

I would say moreso he's someone who was mostly interested in suspense rather than action, he did carry the latter off pretty well in Big Trouble in Little China and I felt Christine had some great sequences at the end as well. Something like Escape From Newyork though I don't ever really get the sense Carpenter is looking for the action set pieces to drive to the story, even the fight with the wrestler its more of a sideshow to Brain stealing the president.

You could argue Rich is pretty consistent I spose in that he doesnt rate the films very heavily focused on atmosphere like that, The Fog or Prince of Darkness that highly but I don't think it sums up Carpenters career well.

I'd actually say 90's Carpenter turned into more the kind of director they look to characterize him as, a maker of cheesey genre films you can enjoy whilst half laughing at with friends.


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« Reply #613 on: October 08, 2021, 05:47:08 PM »
Laughed my head off at this bit. Perfect dry delivery from Rich.


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« Reply #614 on: October 09, 2021, 01:50:21 PM »
Tangentially, it was nice to see Near Dark get some love. Great fucking film (even if the director turned out to be a horrible pro-imperialist shill), and definitely the best take on a modern vampire film. Think that piece of crap The Lost Boys being released around the same time really screwed it.

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Re: The RedLetterMedia thread
« Reply #615 on: October 09, 2021, 02:18:56 PM »
Oh yeah, Near Dark is great... not quite a cult classic, but not far off.

I would say moreso he's someone who was mostly interested in suspense rather than action, he did carry the latter off pretty well in Big Trouble in Little China and I felt Christine had some great sequences at the end as well. 

That's fair - Big Trouble is really well done.

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« Reply #616 on: October 10, 2021, 04:23:53 AM »
That's fair - Big Trouble is really well done.

Perhaps not quite at the level of 80's HK stuff but I would say better than most US martial arts stuff of the era. Even there you could definately argue Carpenter preffers hi atmosphere though I spose, the nature of the film is that your going deeper and deeper into that world until the last 20 mins or so.

With Escape From Newyork I suspect that expectations are the big issue, the look of russels character and the setup you expect it to be more of an action film. It does have a good deal of action in it but really most of it I don't think its played as "will Snake survive this moment" so much as a general creeping threat, if the action were too "cool" I think it would detract from that.


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Re: The RedLetterMedia thread
« Reply #617 on: October 10, 2021, 05:24:11 AM »
Has there ever been any admission from the makers of Mortal Kombat that Raiden is completely ripped off from that electric bloke with the giant hat in Big Trouble in Little China?

Re: The RedLetterMedia thread
« Reply #618 on: October 10, 2021, 01:55:05 PM »
Has there ever been any admission from the makers of Mortal Kombat that Raiden is completely ripped off from that electric bloke with the giant hat in Big Trouble in Little China?

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« Reply #619 on: October 10, 2021, 03:16:59 PM »
Aha! Fair play then. Although if they were going in that direction they should have definitely also included the bloke who inflates himself and steam comes out of his nose and then he explodes.

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« Reply #620 on: October 10, 2021, 03:21:37 PM »
Aha! Fair play then. Although if they were going in that direction they should have definitely also included the bloke who inflates himself and steam comes out of his nose and then he explodes.

I think that is actually a fatality isn't it?

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« Reply #621 on: October 10, 2021, 05:08:28 PM »
Oh is it? I only played the first one on the Mega Drive a couple of times. Well if that's the case then they should have included a fatality involving Jack Burton running someone over in the Pork Chop Express.

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« Reply #622 on: October 12, 2021, 04:33:36 AM »
watching the tron review here and Jay laments that if only someone familiar with synthesizers was doing the score instead of the person who did, honestly fucking hell lads, hey, fucking the absolute all of hell


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Re: The RedLetterMedia thread
« Reply #623 on: October 12, 2021, 02:20:45 PM »
watching the tron review here and Jay laments that if only someone familiar with synthesizers was doing the score instead of the person who did, honestly fucking hell lads, hey, fucking the absolute all of hell

I love RLM, but they are so consistently wrong about stuff that I like it, it starts to feel personal: John Barry's Black Hole soundtrack is 'terrible'; the stuff about Tron; Blade Runner 2049 is better than the original; Mad Max Fury Road is better than Mad Max 2. I mean, c'mon to fuck, people!

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« Reply #624 on: October 12, 2021, 06:29:19 PM »
HALLOWEEN LOWER THAN VAMPIRES

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Re: The RedLetterMedia thread
« Reply #625 on: October 12, 2021, 06:49:03 PM »
I love RLM, but they are so consistently wrong about stuff that I like it, it starts to feel personal: John Barry's Black Hole soundtrack is 'terrible'; the stuff about Tron; Blade Runner 2049 is better than the original; Mad Max Fury Road is better than Mad Max 2. I mean, c'mon to fuck, people!
tbf, all americans can't stop getting Mad Max wrong - the '79 original seems quite poorly regarded over there, maybe because the dubbed version is the one most of them have seen. Or cos they're all idiots.

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Re: The RedLetterMedia thread
« Reply #626 on: October 12, 2021, 06:50:55 PM »
HALLOWEEN LOWER THAN VAMPIRES

That's part of the fun though.

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« Reply #627 on: October 12, 2021, 09:45:20 PM »
Jay should have stood up and ended it there, shutter the business

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« Reply #628 on: October 13, 2021, 04:33:30 PM »
I don't think Mike's insults bother Rich at all. They've been best friends for decades, and its always clear how much chemistry they have, how similar their humour is, and how much they enjoy doing videos together. Outside of a handful of occasions when Mike went a bit far, I don't think there's any indication that Rich is bothered by the things he says.

I agree - it is done in a “character” way to make the episodes amusing and both are clearly onboard with it.  Unless anyone has any behind the scenes evidence that Rich isn’t playing along when he looks disgruntled by Mike’s remarks, my gut reaction is that it’s all done for silliness and humour - a classic double-act scenario.

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« Reply #629 on: October 13, 2021, 04:46:06 PM »
This one was glorious https://youtu.be/ceUSZBMeREY?t=933

My favourite is the giraffe world one with giraffes on platforms watching a show, and there’s something about a magnetron that makes the DVD blast out lasers if you try to copy it, melting everyone’s faces like raiders of the lost ark.

Everyone was thoroughly pissing themselves at that, as was I.

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