The room recasting someone half way through kinda like the 60's sitcom did XD
fun in balloon land was and is one of favorite reviews XD i lost my shit.
What....underwear....from the tommy....
Never saw the movie, but had played the tribute game from Newgrounds! It's an 8-bit game where you get to control Tommy's character through every scene in the movie. It's quite hilarious and I highly recommend it! Here's the link:
Protip: Find ALL the hidden spoons!
I can't help but wonder if Rifftrax should do a live riff on After Last Season. I heard it's considered MUCH worse than The Room!
The Room, starring The Tick! Spoon!
Oh Oney and JohnnyUtah... waiting on the new sleepycast for this week.
No Brad. You shouldn't see Mad Max. It is an insult to an icon of American culture. All the MRA:s are losing their shit about it. http://wehuntedthemammoth.com/2015/05/12/furious-about-furiosa-misogynists-are-losing-it-over-charlize-therons-starring-role-in-mad-max-fury-road/
Hah. What a bunch of babies. It's hard to believe that there are people who are actually, genuinely, seriously like this
I think my favorite part of that article was seeing people freak out over Sarah Connor being badass in the new Terminator flick. Because, you know, Sarah Connor has never been badass in a Terminator movie before. Right?
You are so wrong, on so many levels. Mad Max is AUSTRALIAN, not American. And is having a strong central female character supposed to be a bad thing in movies? Based Brad needs to go see it, it;s the best action film of the year so far.
Did you read the article? He's quoting what one of the brainless idiots online said, and, given the tone of the article this person linked, I'm fairly certain it's sarcasm.
lol, "an icon of American culture" and the movies originated in Australia
Sure, they may be Australian films but Mad Max resonated in American culture. Just like James Bond (character), The Rolling Stones, Dead Alive, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
I think "icon of American culture" is a valid point when you consider all the american movies inspired by Mad Max.
Whoever wrote that is obviously trolling and haven't seen the film and feminists are probably making his day by giving him as much coverage as they have.
Sounds like misogynists and misandrists have one thing in common... they're both bat shit insane. Why can't we just be people and look at the merits of the individual instead of their gender? Seems to me both sides of this 'gender equality' war are fascists...
Not that new. The usual MRA suspects were crying about it long before it came out and the first teasers were released. They were upset and calling it "Degenerate SJW propaganda" because the girls in it didn't like being kept as breeding slaves, let alone Theron's role.
If a girl sees your Tommy Wiseau unnerwears, knows the reference, and laughs right along with you, that's when you know....
she's a keeper. ;)
By the way, I'm the guy who updated the iMDb page to say "Trident Guy". You're welcome.
The dialog reminds me of that scene from Black Dynamite.
“Jimmy, I am 18-year-old Black Dynamite and you’re my 16-year-old kid brother and you are high as a kite yet again!”
guys... seriously... read The Disaster Artist (or listen to the audiobook). Not only is it fantastic but it also gives a lot of info about the making of The Room and Tommy Wiseau.
Also if you order stuff from Tommy's webstore there's a pretty good chance to get signed stuff.
I've got 2 signed (and personalized) Tommy pictures and a The Room script from there.
One cool thing about the upcoming Santa Claus and the Ice Cream Bunny riff is that half of it is all-new material. A big chunk of the movie is a shoddily-filmed fairly tale that barely relates to the rest of it. The "classic" version uses Thumbelina, but this time they're using one with Jack and the Beanstalk.
You know, it's sad. The premise and storyline of The Room could’ve been turned into something decent in the hands of a capable writer and director. It could’ve been the story of a seemingly perfect life that goes awry; a successful banker’s fiancée cheats on him with his best friend, his surrogate son turns out to be a drug addict in debt, he didn’t get a promotion he was promised, etc.
You could even expand upon some of the dropped storylines so they make sense. Claudette’s breast cancer could be a reason for why she tells Lisa to stay together with Johnny (since he'd help pay for her treatment). This also would make Lisa less one-dimensional since her motivation would go from “meh, I'm bored so I’ll just fuck around” to “I don't love Johnny anymore and fell for his best friend, but I’ll stay with him for my mom’s sake.”
The accusation of him beating her could be where Lisa, anxious about the marriage, had a meltdown and spread that rumor to try and extort Johnny so he would pay for Claudette’s therapy without marrying her. Mark would go from a bonehead to someone with real personal problems, caught in a moral dilemma yet always finding an excuse to continue the affair. The infamous rooftop scene could be a moment where Mark nearly tells the truth to Johnny but just can’t bring himself to do it. With everyone having their own issues, having a psychologist friend like Peter would actually make sense story-wise since his office could be “the room” where everyone goes to talk about their problems that tie in together.
The birthday party would be where Johnny, previously in denial that Lisa doesn’t love him anymore, falls apart and is pushed to suicide. He would have more of a reason to do so because in addition to Lisa and Mark, he would have been betrayed by Denny (faked his friendship for money) and Claudette (hid the truth so she could get treatment).
Throw out unnecessary characters like Mike and Michelle, write a script with normal dialogue, and cast some competent actors, then The Room could be an adequate melodrama (albeit unmemorable).
From what I gather from Greg's book The Disaster Artist, Tommy based it somewhat on his own life. That and on The Talented Mr. Ripley. He seems to have gotten the idea for The Room after seeing that movie and all his failed attempts at becoming an actor.
There's a passage in the book where he goes to see The Talented Mr. Ripley with Greg and is awestruck by the drama in it. And then lated after seeing big limos in Hollywood he becomes pissed and starts raving about Hollywood people being crap for not giving him a chance and he says he'll show them some real drama. Drama that will shock them to the core.
Didn't turn out so well, but you gotta admire the guy's conviction for throwing his heart and soul into it.
Fascinating read that book.
Let's fuckin' do this!
For the record Brad, while I feel for you in regards to the issues your production has been going through, I kind of find it secretly hilarious that your homage to zero budget VHS-shot production-plagued-with-problems shovelcinema is having an actual production plagued with problems. I feel you should kinda roll with it instead of trying so hard to keep it all cohesive. Pretend you're dangerously close to being over-budget and your production company's breathing down your neck to deliver and just let the 'UGH, FUCKING WHATEVER, JUST SHOOT IT' flow...
Oh HAI Brad and Ryan.
I am PIIIIIIIG MAAAAAAAN....
This reviewed showed the Dark Side of our beloved Cinema Snob.
Clearly disdainful of various elements of this movie, tCS and his sidekick whine "and they changed the actors portraying a character in the middle of the movie!"
Bewitched had to swap out 1 Dick for another! $#!+ happens!
And the repeated phrase of this being Tommy Wiseau (for instance) in a nutshell. This is Tommy Wiseau in a nutshell:
"Help me! I am een a nutshell!"
On the bright side, it did give me a great idea:
Tommy Wiseau and Battlefield Earth's Terl as roomies.
Imagine how incredible it would have been to see this movie in one of its original screenings with no idea at all of what was about to unfold before you.
You'd get about 5 minutes into the movie before you'd think, "What...the...FUCK?"
I truly envy anyone who experienced it like that. There's only a small number of people to whom this could apply.
Lucky, hapless bastards....
This movie's pacing is so godawful that I couldn't figure out how far we were from the end until the last few minutes of the party scene. It just goes in circles before finally dropping.
I went to a Rifftrax screening of The Room recently and it was a great time. The theater was packed and the audience was having a better time than I've seen at any comedy. Unfortunately only one guy brought spoons to throw, which must have been very confusing to people that didn't know about that custom.
Definitely going to see Miami Connection as well, that movie is amazing.
What if Tommy Wiseau directed Batman
Last year, I double dated with a friend whose (then) girlfriend hadn't seen the Room, so we went to a midnight showing of it at a local independent theater. My friend and I thought it would amazing to see a genuine first impression of the movie, as she wasn't even familiar with the memes associated with it.
I remember peering over at her, about fifteen minutes into the movie, and she looked straight at me with a facial expression that I read as " I swear to God I'm going to kill you for this."
It's no wonder they broke up about a week afterwards
Is Ryan the guy who often imitates the Irate Gamer in the "Dear Cinema Snob" segments? His voice sounds very familiar to me.
It's that combination of extreme ego and cluelessness, like one of those 70s films where middle aged TV actors tried to muscle in on the hippie counter culture to present themselves as a sort of messiah.. A The Trial of Billy Jack sort of film.
I went to this last Wednesday because I'm a big MST3K/RiffTrax fan. Although I had never seen The Room before, I saw enough things online (including everything on Channel Awesome) to understand what I was in for.
And it was an amazing experience!
And, surprisingly for Kansas City on a Wednesday night, we got about 30 people out to watch it. And, I've never experienced a more fun time at the movies! Well, I mean, I go to movies all the time. I have a blast at the Marvel Cinema movies. But, this movie was a laugh a minute. And, yeah, actually some of it from Mike, Kevin, and Bill not riffing. Just let the movie speak for itself.
And the short on making boats out of old meat containers was its own brand of weird.
Saw this riff Wednesday night and enjoyed it outside of one little riff.
Mark: "I'm tired of these girl's games."
Riff: "Mark's a GamerGater."
I don't wanna get overly political here but this small bit feels like meddling from the assistant kickstarter writers. It really pisses me off when anyone tries using generalization of the opposition to further their agenda, even in this minute nitpick. Otherwise, the thing was amazing, especially Tommy's nationality.
Translation: How dare they make a joke I disagree with!
It was just one small riff. I couldn't even get that mad since the rest was so good. I even acknowledged I was nitpicking.
You just wanted to leap to GamerGate's defense?
I suppose so yeah. It's just my opinion after all.
Tommy Wiseau Underwear......That could be an interesting "Brad Tries"
unless you have seen/survived, "After Last Season" you have not scene horror.
Oh, hi, comments!
Wow the teaser image made think Spoony and Dave were having a moment.
Working at Babies R Us for 5 years, I know EXACTLY which car seat that is....What am I doing with my life
Okay..... in FAIRNESS, there was ONE good scene in the movie. Where that kid has a gun put to his head, and Lisa and her mother rescue him, and Lisa's mother is like, "Well somebody had better to SOMETHING around here!" That was the CLOSEST to a cohesive performance in that movie. It had emotion and inflection, both in the right place.
Apart from that.... it was bad. BUT....as scary as it might sound, Brad is right and there ARE WORSE movies! This was at least FUNNY. Unintentionally, maybe, but funny. This movie makes Rocky Horror Picture show look like the ORIGINAL Frankenstein in terms of CLASSIC.
What is WORSE than Tommy Wiseau's attempt at acting, writing and direction, you might ask. How about Garbage Pail Kids. That's one. A big one. A big SMELLY one, that needs to be picked up with a shovel and buried in a toxic dump.
In terms of just plain BAD, though, Yeah, The Room ranks down there. :o
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I did not hit her. It's not true! It's bullshit. I did not hit her. I did not!
Oh Hi Mark.
Cool post !