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« Reply #70 on: March 09, 2016, 03:01:55 PM »
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« Reply #71 on: March 09, 2016, 05:33:39 PM »
Talk about milking it.
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« Reply #72 on: March 10, 2016, 02:36:48 PM »
Not really. People are always requesting more plinkett reviews plus they probably make good money from their videos. And plinkett is a popular character.

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« Reply #73 on: March 10, 2016, 03:14:39 PM »
While I am excited, it feels pointless. For the same reasons a Plinkett review of any of the old films would be pointless. The great thing with the prequels was that he took 3 bad films, and checked every aspect of them and analyzed why they failed. Nitpicking in a good movie is not the same. Mike already said he loved TFA, so it feels forced (no pun intended) to do this review if he did really like it, and it just feels like fan service. Might as well do A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi too then.

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« Reply #74 on: March 10, 2016, 03:53:41 PM »
He also liked Titanic, and that review was great as well. I find RLM's content to be excellent because of the insight they give whether it's positive or negative. I'm sure it'll be enjoyable either way.

Talk about milking it.

And I'm not sure what you're referring to here. What are they milking? Plinkett Reviews? Mike hasn't done one in years. And Star Wars? Sure, they'd done multiple videos on this movie, but in the grand scheme of things, they put out far more material on other things too. Surely you can't fault them for address something many people have been asking for.

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« Reply #75 on: March 10, 2016, 04:06:03 PM »
Yes They have well over 100 Half In The  Bag Episodes now and only one of those was Star Wars. **

Only three Plinkett reviews were the prequels. He's done other movies too.

Plus Star Wars is immensely popular. They must know they'll get a lot of views and therefore income from any Star Wars based video.




** Ok they had the People VS George Lucas discussion but they've only done one Star Wars movie Half In The Bag.
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« Reply #76 on: March 10, 2016, 04:22:00 PM »
And I'm not sure what you're referring to here.

It's a teaser for an upcoming YouTube review.
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« Reply #77 on: March 10, 2016, 04:33:08 PM »
Yes They have well over 100 Half In The  Bag Episodes now and only one of those was Star Wars. **

To be fair there has only been 1 new Star Wars film since Half in the Bag started. :P But either way, Star Wars films are always gonna be some of the most hyped movies each year, and if you're doing a movie review show online that mostly covers mainstream movies, it would be even weirder not to do it.

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« Reply #78 on: March 10, 2016, 04:51:37 PM »
I'm fairly meh on this. I'd rather have more Best Of The Worst.

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« Reply #79 on: March 10, 2016, 04:52:44 PM »
RLM is RLM. I even like their short videos. The Ghostbusters Reaction trailer was hysterical.
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« Reply #80 on: March 11, 2016, 02:37:15 AM »
I'm fairly meh on this. I'd rather have more Best Of The Worst.

Best of the Worst is the best! I've probably watched every BotW episode over 10 times. I hope they get Collin back for another episode soon, I always love the ones where he shows up.

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« Reply #81 on: March 16, 2016, 09:49:35 PM »
Kotow, are you dying for the new Plinkett review?
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« Reply #82 on: March 17, 2016, 05:53:53 AM »
Not really. Half In The Bag is my favourite.
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« Reply #83 on: March 17, 2016, 07:42:02 AM »
I might hold Best of the Worst the highest, but Half in the Bag is close. It really depends. BotW is probably more consistent (because there is always something bad to laugh at), whereas HitB more depends on which films they review.

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« Reply #84 on: March 17, 2016, 10:37:04 AM »
I got into RLM via the jack and Jill review.

At first the plinkett reviews put me off coz of the voice but then I realised it was a character.

I was like "is he going to do this voice the whole time??" 

Then I got the joke.
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« Reply #85 on: March 17, 2016, 10:40:22 AM »
I found RLM through TPM review back in 2011 or so. I put off watching their other content for a while, but then I fell in love with HITB and BOTW. It's hard to decide which I love most. They each have their separate perks.

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« Reply #86 on: March 17, 2016, 11:55:00 AM »
The one thing I don't like is that they're not regularly released. It does make it more exciting when one does finally pops up in your YouTube subscriptions I suppose.

Wheel of / Best of The Worst are usually an hour long so you get more bang for your buck.

Half In The Bag range from 20 to 40 minutes.
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« Reply #87 on: March 17, 2016, 11:55:39 AM »
I don't remember if it was thanks to the TPM review, but it was around the time they dropped the reviews for The Amazing Spider-Man and Dark Knight Rises (so summer of 2012?).

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« Reply #88 on: March 17, 2016, 11:57:37 AM »
When I first saw the Jack And Jill review - it was in 2 parts and they were like 30 mins each and I thought it would be two jocks shouting about how crap it is.

But then I watched it and it's two very intelligent, well informed film students casually chatting about all of it's flaws in a calm and laidback manner.

The complete opposite of the appalling Nostalgia Critic who has to mug and scream and roll around on the floor in case you didn't get a slight joke.
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« Reply #89 on: May 27, 2016, 04:27:23 PM »
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« Reply #90 on: May 27, 2016, 08:19:16 PM »
That was nice! I'm glad they found a place to talk about older movies that they enjoy again since they stopped doing that on HITB a while ago.

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Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
« Reply #91 on: June 02, 2016, 11:43:26 AM »
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They liked it more than Civil War in a silly way but said it's very schlocky and that Civil War is technically better but less entertaining on a so bad it's good level.
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« Reply #92 on: June 02, 2016, 11:54:24 AM »
Well I mean Jay said Civil War was technically better but Mike really didn't like Civil War in that review, so different strokes I guess.

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Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
« Reply #93 on: June 02, 2016, 01:55:44 PM »
I like the RedLetterMedia guys, but my god do they nitpick everything. :lol
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« Reply #94 on: June 02, 2016, 02:24:32 PM »
I like the RedLetterMedia guys, but my god do they nitpick everything. :lol


Not anywhere near as much as Everything Wrong With......


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« Reply #95 on: June 02, 2016, 03:22:27 PM »
I like the RedLetterMedia guys, but my god do they nitpick everything. :lol

I don't think they're overly nitpicky. But that's coming from someone who also pays attention to editing, tone, and the "smaller" things that a lot of people don't care about. For example my sister loves Jennifer Lawrence so therefor she loves her as Mystique with her logic. I like Jennifer Lawrence but thinks she is wrong for the role, a criticism my sister would never "get". So they're nitpickier than the average filmgoer but they're really not that nitpicky IMO, unless they're destroying an Adam Sandler film.

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« Reply #96 on: October 02, 2016, 03:27:20 PM »
New plinkett star wars review

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« Reply #97 on: October 02, 2016, 03:27:50 PM »
I'm already watching it :P
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« Reply #98 on: October 02, 2016, 03:59:11 PM »
Not really excited about it. It's one thing to pick apart legitimately bad movies, but I really enjoyed TFA and I don't think I'll get much enjoyment out of this review.

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« Reply #99 on: October 02, 2016, 04:07:02 PM »
I'm one hour in and it's mostly about Star Wars as a whole.
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« Reply #100 on: October 02, 2016, 05:01:53 PM »
It does do a bit of obvious joke nit-picking criticism but does go into how it fits in and how it's different/the same to the other films.

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« Reply #101 on: October 02, 2016, 06:38:55 PM »
It was a fun watch, and as always you can tell that the RLM team put a lot of work into it. They made observations that I never in a million years would have caught on my own. This thing's probably going to be a hit and get a million views this week alone.

That being said, I don't see myself re-watching it much, maybe ever, just because I think TFA is an awesome movie and I'm growing tired of people picking everything apart. By the end of the video, I was thinking, "So... The prequels sucked. Franchises suck. Reboots suck. TFA sucks... What doesn't suck?" :lol

Before anyone says anything, I know I'm being dramatic. He actually said a lot of good things about TFA in the video. I think I'm just getting a little tired of film/music criticism on the internet in general.

This is kind of unrelated, but the other day, I saw a YouTuber who rates movies on a -50 to 0 scale, with his rationale being that people only talk about what the don't like about movies, so rating scales should be more negative than positive. I found that to be hella depressing, and it's a big reason why I'm following this stuff less and less. :sadpanda:

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« Reply #102 on: October 03, 2016, 02:33:07 AM »
It was well made but it wasn't as entertaining as the original prequel reviews, but I think that also comes from the fact that those movies are so bad, there's so much to make fun of.

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« Reply #103 on: October 03, 2016, 06:42:05 AM »
People have ONLY been discussing flaws and negatives in movies SINCE things like Cinema Sins and How It Should Have Ended etc.
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« Reply #104 on: October 03, 2016, 09:55:12 PM »
Right. And that's one of my favorite things about RLM. They give you their complaints, thoughts, and praises. It's not all nitpicks, and it's not all just top 5 reasons why this movie is awesome. I genuinely enjoy listening to the crew talk about their analysis and opinions, and their skits and humor are amusing too.