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Title: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on November 25, 2015, 08:00:56 AM
I know there are a few other fans on this board of their content, and they create a hell of a lot more than what is occasionally mentioned in the Star Wars thread, so here. Let's have a thread.

For those that don't know, RLM is a group of people that create mostly online content focused around reviewing movies as well as some films by themselves. They are most known for Mike Stolklasa's Mr. Plinkett reviews but also have a number of other series that are just as entertaining.

Their most recent release is an interview with Max Landis (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR-Dry8Qb4A), the guy behind American Ultra, a film that was criticized heavily in one of their Half the Bag episodes (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MEA7B3MKcg). Many people are split on this, but I actually found it very entertaining to get his side on what transpired over making the film and the spats on Twitter. It's obvious he's very passionate about what he does and is very frustrated by his limitations. I also think it'should great that RLM allowed him to come out and say his piece even if they don'the agree with all of it. Thoughts?

Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera on November 25, 2015, 08:46:26 AM
Been a fan since 2011 or 2012, they're great. One of my favorites on the web even. I like Half in the Bag and Best of the Worst the most, but I revisit the Plinkett prequel-reviews once a year or so. Great stuff!  :)
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on November 25, 2015, 10:30:01 AM
Hey Implode it's MAX Landis and yeah I just watched it.


A film friend on Twitter implored me to watch their Jack & Jill review in full and I assumed from the running time it would just be two guys going " hur hur hur this fuckin sucks LOL "

Little did I know how interesting and insightful and entertaining and subtle it would be.

They're basically the opposite of The Nostalgia Critic who has to scream at you and run around and I cannot stand it at all.

Since then i've watched probably every Half in the Bag and Best of/ Wheel of The Worst they've done. I also really like Pre Rec.

Yeah i'm a big fan.


Edit : And yeah the Star Wars Prequel reviews are just great.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on November 25, 2015, 10:35:44 AM
Hey Implode it's MAX Landis and yeah I just watched it.

Fork in the brain. I got Mike on the brain.

They're basically the opposite of The Nostalgia Critic who has to scream at you and run around and I cannot stand it at all.

Agreed. I will acknowledge the NC does try to dig a little deeper, but it all comes across as being so simple or surface level. RLM does go a lot further in their analysis in a way where their videos almost feel educational to a point. But more than that, what I love about their reviews is that rarely, even when they are dead set on an opinion, does it feel like they are the end all judgement on movies. They acknowledge their own shortcomings and biases constantly which imo gives them even more credit.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on November 25, 2015, 10:41:20 AM
Yeah and even when they review terrible movies - it's not *just* 30 minutes of " this is horrible ".

*IF* there's any good points to be made - they'll make them as well.

It's never THIS MOVIE SUCKS. It's like " This movie failed to deliver and here's why. "
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera on November 25, 2015, 11:09:53 AM
Having seen many of Nostalgia Critic's videos, I will partially defend him. I think he has a lot of valid views and actually notices a lot of interesting things, the problem is he presents it in the most obnoxious way. Whenever he gets all shouty it becomes really annoying, but in the videos where he stays calm 99% of the time (like his Room review) he is actually really good. I get that he plays a character, but the character just ends up being really annoying sometimes. If Doug presented his opinions in a less abrasive way, I think I would like him much more.

Still, I like the RLM guys much more.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on November 25, 2015, 11:22:22 AM
Doug has been a guest a few times recently on The Angry Video Game Nerd's show and he's just as shouty and IM SO FUNNY as he is when he's NC. . . .  :\
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: orcus116 on November 26, 2015, 09:40:42 PM
Just watched the first four Wheel of the Worst videos. Outstanding.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: TL on November 26, 2015, 10:22:57 PM
Definitely a big RLM fan. The first thing of theirs that I saw was their Phantom Menace review.

Half In the Bag is pretty great. As has been said, they tend to have interesting insights, and generally seem to actually know what they're talking about, while also bringing a bit of humor to it. I really like the format too, framing it as just two (or occasionally a few more) friends chatting about movies.
I think one of the key elements to what they do; they focus on doing film critique, with a touch of humor, where most 'internet movie reviewer' people are mostly focused on 'look how wacky/funny I am' with maybe a hint of critique.

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Doug has been a guest a few times recently on The Angry Video Game Nerd's show and he's just as shouty and IM SO FUNNY as he is when he's NC. . . .
One thing I find interesting about the Angry Video Game Nerd/James Rolfe; He's gotten progressively less and less 'angry' over the past few years, as well as doing more and more videos out of character. Turns out he's actually a very knowledgeable, insightful guy. He also seems to have enough self awareness to know that the original AVGN schtick was entertaining for a bit, but that to give the whole thing longevity, it would be a good idea to be a bit more informative/substantive.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Pragmaticcircus on November 26, 2015, 11:10:20 PM
I love Redlettermedia and Nostalgia Critic!  :mehlin Half in the bag always makes my day (if it's not something music related)
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Polarbear on November 27, 2015, 02:06:25 AM
Yeah, i definitely love RedLetterMedia! Their Star Wars prequel reviews are classic, but Best of the Worst might be my favorite thing that they do.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on November 27, 2015, 04:42:54 AM
Mother of god, do I love RLM  :hefdaddy

what started as amazing features on the prequel trilogy evolved into my favorite review show Half in the bag. Its like this site was made specifically for me and my type of humor. I just absolutely love it  :heart
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on November 27, 2015, 10:09:51 AM
Just watched the first four Wheel of the Worst videos. Outstanding.

Wait til you get to the Osteoporosis Dance episode.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on November 27, 2015, 10:11:23 AM

One thing I find interesting about the Angry Video Game Nerd/James Rolfe; He's gotten progressively less and less 'angry' over the past few years, as well as doing more and more videos out of character. Turns out he's actually a very knowledgeable, insightful guy. He also seems to have enough self awareness to know that the original AVGN schtick was entertaining for a bit, but that to give the whole thing longevity, it would be a good idea to be a bit more informative/substantive.

Someone needs to tell Mike Matei that just sitting in on James' videos and having a foul mouth isn't funny.

It's like - AVGN is funny when he swears because it's in character and it's so over the top.

Mike just sits there swearing and being dirty because he thinks that's funny.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera on November 27, 2015, 10:50:18 AM
What I love about RLM is the sense of them just being themselves on camera and it ends up being great. Take some other movie reviewers online, whether it's Chris Stuckmann, the Schmoes (huge fan of both of these btw), you get a sense of them having written a script beforehand. Going through what they want to say, putting it down on paper and then giving it to us in video format. RLM is a great contrast because even though they do some preparation and research (the Plinkett reviews especially, but also their other videos), they seem a bit more improvisational and just talk about the movies like friends talk about movies. Some of the best moments of RLM have been things you just can't script. Random things that have happened, spur of the moment situations like Rich making his prank calls for example.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on November 27, 2015, 04:39:43 PM
Yeah there's no fast cuts or anything like that. If one of them fumbles a line - they sometimes leave it in.

I love how they get interview footage of actors just not having a clue what to say or putting their foot in their mouth.

Like Jesse Eisenberg being asked about Kristen Stewart and he goes " i think she's a wonderful actress and err.................." and then they cut. :lol

Or in their " The Visit " review they find an interview with M. Night Shyamalan and he goes " Old People are funny and scary and err I eerr Um.. "

I love it.





Actually that's one of my favourite things about the Plinkett reviews is when he interrupts himself.

" Hey - why's he there ? It doesn't make any se...Number three "  :rollin



It reminds me of that Simpsons episode where Moe gets a new handsome face and at the end a door falls on him and he gets his original face back.

Moe goes " how come I got my old face back and not some horrible mangled new face ? It doesn't make any se..." CREDITS :lol
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Pragmaticcircus on November 27, 2015, 04:49:53 PM
And I also like how in Half In The Bag, they usually have little sub-plot skits before they actually get to discussing the movies, it's usually self-deprecating or insulting Rich  :lol
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on November 27, 2015, 04:51:22 PM
And I also like how in Half In The Bag, they usually have little sub-plot skits before they actually get to discussing the movies, it's usually self-deprecating or insulting Rich  :lol

Yeah it's ok but i'm a bit tired of those now. They need a new storyline :P
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: orcus116 on November 27, 2015, 04:57:09 PM
Just watched the first four Wheel of the Worst videos. Outstanding.

Wait til you get to the Osteoporosis Dance episode.

That was amazing. The one that really got me was in episode 8 where they're discussing Eddie Eagle and what would happen if he looked into a window too late and there was just a kid standing there next to a body.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on November 27, 2015, 05:40:37 PM
I just rewatched the Star Wars Holiday Special episodes, yes both the fake and real ones. They are so excellent.

Jay: "Is Life Day a little too close to Kwanzaa?"
Rich: "No actually Life Day is few weeks earlier, so they really aren't that close."

:rollin
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on November 28, 2015, 12:53:51 AM
I really wanna know how they afford that building. It can't be from Youtube money. They must do other jobs too.

Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera on November 28, 2015, 02:07:27 AM
I really wanna know how they afford that building. It can't be from Youtube money. They must do other jobs too.

They bring in some money through Patreon I guess. I have a feeling that RLM is the job for Mike and Jay, but that Rich/Jack/Wizard/Jessie all have jobs on the side, hence why we don't always see them in videos, and they show up on a rotating schedule. With Mike and Jay, they're pretty much always doing something. Remember that we have gotten a consistent release of Half in the Bags and Best of the Worsts this year, in the middle of them filming and editing Space Cop as well.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on November 28, 2015, 08:53:03 AM
I agree with Zante rather really.

And I was up in Milwaukee (going back today) and had a chance to drink Spotted Cow, one of the beers we see them drinking constanly. It's decent.

Does anyone know why Rich doesn't drink? Not that it's really important to know personal details, but I'm curious, mainly because there are so many weird rumors about his family.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on November 28, 2015, 12:21:48 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ9GseSRcUU

Mike and Jay review Creed & Victor Frankenstein.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on November 28, 2015, 03:23:19 PM
Its great to have a new episode.

wish they would have done spectre though. Oh well
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on November 28, 2015, 03:27:00 PM
Its great to have a new episode.

wish they would have done creed and spectre though. Oh well

I wonder if they have anything special planned for Half In The Bag 100. The Force Awakens ?
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on November 28, 2015, 03:27:42 PM
That would be perfect timing and one hell of a 100th episode
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Pragmaticcircus on November 28, 2015, 03:48:21 PM
Its great to have a new episode.

wish they would have done creed and spectre though. Oh well

I wonder if they have anything special planned for Half In The Bag 100. The Force Awakens ?

Please!!!!! I really hope so, that would be EPIC timing  :lol
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Coolcat on November 28, 2015, 07:22:45 PM
Redlettermedia is ok, they're not bullies and they know humour  :lol
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Mosh on November 28, 2015, 09:47:32 PM
I really wanna know how they afford that building. It can't be from Youtube money. They must do other jobs too.

They bring in some money through Patreon I guess. I have a feeling that RLM is the job for Mike and Jay, but that Rich/Jack/Wizard/Jessie all have jobs on the side, hence why we don't always see them in videos, and they show up on a rotating schedule. With Mike and Jay, they're pretty much always doing something. Remember that we have gotten a consistent release of Half in the Bags and Best of the Worsts this year, in the middle of them filming and editing Space Cop as well.
I read somewhere that Mike and Jay film wedding videos on the side. Probably not all they do, but I'm sure it pays really well.

Btw, for people who don't like NC's style, I've found his videos out of character are way more interesting and he has a quite a few of those. He also does a series where he reviews movies and TV shows with his brother, which is more of a discussion based thing. Kinda like Half in the Bag but without the humor.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on November 28, 2015, 10:02:28 PM
Doug is a really smart and cool guy; his reviews out of character are really great and he has a lot of cool insights and stuff.

I enjoy the NC most of the time, but I can see how the character might grate on people.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Coolcat on November 28, 2015, 10:10:28 PM
Doug  :hefdaddy
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Illegalastronaught on November 28, 2015, 10:28:00 PM
Doug  :hefdaddy

Fair enough.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 01, 2015, 06:36:10 AM
Nope. Just tried to watch a NC review and less than 5 mins into a 30 min review and he's already SCREAMING.

Nope.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: orcus116 on December 01, 2015, 01:59:23 PM
Can you link me one of those? I've seen AVGN but don't really like the style. Is it like that?
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 02, 2015, 04:44:18 AM
Can you link me one of those? I've seen AVGN but don't really like the style. Is it like that?

Not really. NC is the dictionary definition of "trying way too hard".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOz2hg_HM7g
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 03, 2015, 03:35:29 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-3wkbqmgxs

New Best Of The Worst with MAX LANDIS !! !

 :corn :corn :corn :corn :corn
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 03, 2015, 04:25:32 PM
Holy LOL this episode.  :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on December 03, 2015, 05:38:12 PM
Hot damn. I know what I'm watching later tonight!
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: orcus116 on December 03, 2015, 06:22:31 PM
I think I liked the idea more than the execution. Max was too energetic for the show and the way he kept reminding Rich at the end went into the "guy who has seen this and is grinning waiting for his friends to get in on the joke" thing way too hard. He sort of ruined the darker humor aspect of their whole shtick by just asking to point things out.

EDIT: The ending was amazing.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 04, 2015, 01:14:15 AM
Doug is a lot more irritating than Mike Matei from Cinemassacre - but I still don't like Mike either.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Polarbear on December 04, 2015, 10:27:14 AM
I loved the new episode of Best of the Worst!
Double Down might be the greatest thing ever after Osteoporosis Dance, Santa Claus, Ishtar and Star Wars Holiday Special :biggrin:
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 07, 2015, 10:02:03 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOGTeOpzr7A


Mike & Jay review " Krampus " and tease The Force Awakens for Episode 100.


SO EXCITE.


I bet they release it on Christmas Day.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Pragmaticcircus on December 08, 2015, 12:51:36 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOGTeOpzr7A


Mike & Jay review " Krampus " and tease The Force Awakens for Episode 100.


SO EXCITE.


I bet they release it on Christmas Day.

Is it wrong that I'm more excited for the Redlettermedia video then the actual movie? (which I'll see first)
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 08, 2015, 05:16:10 AM
No because they'll give it a decent review instead of OMG STAR WARS
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on December 08, 2015, 08:58:09 AM
No because they'll give it a decent review instead of OMG STAR WARS

Awww. I was hoping for more Rich droid masturbation.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on December 15, 2015, 08:29:15 PM
You can tell me I am not invested in this movie in any way.





NON SPOILERY RedLetterMedia video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HaGe8XcMHA

Stealing because I wanted to talk about this in here. I found this video hilarious. What's up with Rich though? Did they make him look like he hasn't gotten sleep in a week on purpose?
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on January 09, 2016, 04:03:00 PM
Brand new episode of half in the bag  :smiley:

Hateful 8 and ridiculous 6

https://redlettermedia.com/

Gold as always
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on January 09, 2016, 05:06:28 PM
I watched that twice today already. I guessed it would be TH8 since not much else is out...

And I hoped they would do The Ridiculous 6 but they didn't watch it all so at least they mentioned it.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on January 12, 2016, 03:44:46 PM
The Space Cop Blu Ray is Out.


https://redlettermedia.com/space-cop-now-available-on-blu-ray/
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on January 12, 2016, 04:26:50 PM
I look forward to watching this.

Also the quotes in the trailer.... I feel like the whole concept of irony and jokes is imploding in on itself now.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on January 12, 2016, 06:29:56 PM
I look forward to watching this.

Also the quotes in the trailer.... I feel like the whole concept of irony and jokes is imploding in on itself now.

I think those quotes were what people in the comments would say.

Which they do. In every f---ing RLM video.

Do they seriously think they're the only ones who will use that quote ? Do they think they're being funny ?

I just don't understand...
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on January 12, 2016, 06:54:53 PM
Oh, believe me. I know.

I just can't discern which level of irony they are operating on. Or, they might even be trying to kill those jokes. Because including them in a video like that is one way to do it.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on January 12, 2016, 07:01:33 PM
Yeah is that HISHE guy narrating ?

I'm a bit miffed that they got someone else to do it. Especially that bell-end.

I fucking can't stand HISHE. It's like the anti-Half In The Bag.

It's either him or Stoklasa doing another amazing impression.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on January 13, 2016, 08:54:12 AM
I don't know what HISHE is. I just assumed it was Stoklasa.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: bosk1 on January 13, 2016, 09:01:17 AM
HISHE is amazing.  I mean, Kowtow hates it.  Do you need any more proof than that?
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on January 13, 2016, 09:28:42 AM
:lol

And wow. I'm glad I decided to put in my order last night. They sold out like 7 hours ago.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on January 13, 2016, 09:32:41 AM
HISHE, Cinema Sins, Everything Wrong with.. "100 Reasons Why X is SHIT!"

Basically The Internet. ::)
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on January 13, 2016, 09:44:33 AM
10 things you didn't know about Vader's suit!

Clickbait!
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on January 13, 2016, 09:45:05 AM
Exactly ! :lol
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Pragmaticcircus on January 13, 2016, 10:36:42 PM
My God, I just discovered Neil Breen before sing the RLM video and I am amazed I've found the new The Room. fateful Finding and Double Down, fuck  :censored I don't know what to feel  :mehlin  :mehlin
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Pragmaticcircus on January 18, 2016, 08:35:26 PM
Hey Kotowboy, two words: SPACE COP
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on January 19, 2016, 03:16:33 AM
I might see it one day...  :police:
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on January 22, 2016, 11:19:50 AM
Just arrived in the mail yesterday. Can't wait to watch!

(https://i.imgur.com/PT6WhDT.jpg)
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on February 01, 2016, 03:52:34 PM
Finally got around to watching Space Cop as well as the How Not To Make A Movie bonus feature on Gorilla Interrupted. I'm glad I wanted the documentary first because it really gave me more context to see what type of movies they like to make. That being said, that should be obvious to everyone who's a RLM fan.

I thought it was actually pretty funny, though I'm not sure how well it'd come across to anyone that isn't in on the jokes. A lot of the comedy comes from knowing the guys and the jokes from their YouTube shows. I would recommend watching with a couple friends who are RLM fans for the best experience.

Have any of you guys seen it? Any thoughts? Wasn't sure if I should get into specifics or anything.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on February 01, 2016, 03:57:25 PM
I can't afford to splash out on the Blu Ray just yet but I would like to.

I like all their shows but I'm not sure i'd be able to watch a 90 minute film of them.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Pragmaticcircus on February 01, 2016, 04:03:16 PM
I can't afford to splash out on the Blu Ray just yet but I would like to.

I like all their shows but I'm not sure i'd be able to watch a 90 minute film of them.

You seen the trailer Kotow?
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on February 01, 2016, 05:04:41 PM
Yeah it's not bad.

I like them being themselves on Best Of The Worst and Half In The Bag and Previously Recorded...

But whenever they have to script a part and act.. They usually got for low brow humour.

I don't want to be put off them if they're like that for an entire film.

Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on March 09, 2016, 01:54:35 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sU7bsDhgxU

Teaser for new Plinkett review.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on March 09, 2016, 02:27:44 PM
I'm pumped. How long has it been? Over two years now?

Also I find it interesting how many people are saying they're excited because they expect Plinkett to hate the movie as much as they did.

1. I still don't understand the criticisms coming from the people that say the movie is awful. Sure, it's not perfect, but it's far from a bad movie.

2. Mike liked it so...I really don't understand what they are expecting.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on March 09, 2016, 03:01:55 PM
My body is ready.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Calvin6s on March 09, 2016, 05:33:39 PM
Talk about milking it.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy 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.

Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera 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.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode 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.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy 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.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Calvin6s 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.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera 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.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: orcus116 on March 10, 2016, 04:51:37 PM
I'm fairly meh on this. I'd rather have more Best Of The Worst.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on March 10, 2016, 04:52:44 PM
RLM is RLM. I even like their short videos. The Ghostbusters Reaction trailer was hysterical.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera 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.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Pragmaticcircus on March 16, 2016, 09:49:35 PM
Kotow, are you dying for the new Plinkett review?
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on March 17, 2016, 05:53:53 AM
Not really. Half In The Bag is my favourite.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera 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.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy 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.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode 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.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy 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.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera 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?).
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy 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.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on May 27, 2016, 04:27:23 PM
New series where they just watch and review older movies re:View

first movie is tremors

https://redlettermedia.com/
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode 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.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on June 02, 2016, 11:43:26 AM
X Men Apocalypse !

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.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera 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.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: TheOutlawXanadu on June 02, 2016, 01:55:44 PM
I like the RedLetterMedia guys, but my god do they nitpick everything. :lol
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy 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......


Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera 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.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on October 02, 2016, 03:27:20 PM
New plinkett star wars review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miVRaoR_8xQ
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on October 02, 2016, 03:27:50 PM
I'm already watching it :P
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera 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.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on October 02, 2016, 04:07:02 PM
I'm one hour in and it's mostly about Star Wars as a whole.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy 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.

Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: TheOutlawXanadu 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:

Anyhow, another job really well done by RLM. I would recommend it, for sure.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera 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.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy 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.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode 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.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: BlackInk on October 04, 2016, 03:57:12 AM
I disagreed about the "sex/love" portion of the video, but everything else was entertaining enough.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on October 04, 2016, 08:46:53 AM
Yeah, I really didn't agree with that either, but that's fine. I don't have to agree with everything to enjoy it.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on October 04, 2016, 11:16:11 AM
same here

I thought the cute little exchanges between ray and finn were well done, and were the baby steps toward a possible relationship. Like they just met, give it a little time to grow.

Besides that, I enjoyed the review
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on October 05, 2016, 05:26:35 AM
Yeah I actually am tired of every single movie needing to have a relationship element.

It's like the protagonist walks out the door at the start of the film and bumps into the love of his life.

Yeah that doesn't happen in the real world...
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: BlackInk on October 05, 2016, 10:56:12 AM
I think it's pretty refreshing these days to see a man and a woman in a movie or TV show just have an actual friendship. The currency of romantic love has been so diluted by Hollywood at this point that a strong friendship feels more powerful to me.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Lynxo on October 06, 2016, 03:57:22 AM
I think it's pretty refreshing these days to see a man and a woman in a movie or TV show just have an actual friendship. The currency of romantic love has been so diluted by Hollywood at this point that a strong friendship feels more powerful to me.
Exactly this. Glad to see I was not the only one disagreeing with that. :lol And he spent so much time on it too!

Gotta say, I enjoyed the prequel reviews a lot more. But then again, they had a LOT more material to work with there. This video felt a bit unfocused. Still solid comedy though.  :tup
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Pragmaticcircus on October 14, 2016, 03:09:26 AM
Kotow, are you dying for the new Plinkett review?

This also came like two weeks ago? Hey Kotow, do you remember me at all?
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on October 14, 2016, 08:50:25 AM
I did enjoy the Plinkett review. I can't imagine how long it would take to edit that. And I wonder who was playing JJ in the sketch portions.

" JJ's Fan Service " haha. Well played. Even though Force Awakens was great.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on October 14, 2016, 11:26:28 AM
I did enjoy the Plinkett review. I can't imagine how long it would take to edit that. And I wonder who was playing JJ in the sketch portions.

" JJ's Fan Service " haha. Well played. Even though Force Awakens was great.

I burst out laughing at the JJ Fan service line  :lol
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on October 25, 2016, 12:15:47 PM
Brand new reView episode:   the original Dawn of the dead

https://redlettermedia.com/dawn-of-the-dead-review/
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on October 25, 2016, 12:52:43 PM
I lost it a bit when they went back and forth between Dawn and Day. I've never seen a single one of them so unless it was in B&W or the 2004 one I wasn't sure.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on December 19, 2016, 02:59:32 PM
https://redlettermedia.com/

Rogue one baby

They lose their shit in the first couple mins. I am dying  :rollin
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 19, 2016, 03:09:23 PM
https://redlettermedia.com/

Rogue one baby

They lose their shit in the first couple mins. I am dying  :rollin

Yeah for a while I was a bit worried that was all the episode would constitute.

They are correct though. There's no drama and the characters are all dull except for K2.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Adami on December 19, 2016, 03:27:56 PM
I totally disagree that there's no drama, and I thought the characters had a lot of....potential. I don't think they were all dull, but they weren't fun vivacious characters like the Star Wars movies have. They were more dark bleak characters that have no real hope and live horrible lives. I think they should have been developed more, for sure, but lots of people are comparing them to the success of Rey, which I think is unfair.

I think people love Rey for two main reasons.

1. She is essentially a mixture of the best parts of Luke, Leia, and Han. So when we see her, all of their histories and development get evoked even though she has virtually none other than "had nothing, now have everything". So it's a bit cheap.
2. The actress has a crap ton of natural charisma. This is true. She was incredible and brought an otherwise generic character to new levels.

However, she was playing a character that was almost nothing but spunk, can-do attitude and hope (sound familiar?) so bringing charisma to it is not quite as hard as characters who are going on a suicide mission after living lives of horror.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Jester on December 19, 2016, 03:48:28 PM
RLM are wannabe critics.  Hacks is too kind a word.  They contradict their own criticisms left and right.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera on December 20, 2016, 05:45:47 AM
I agreed with a lot they had problems with, except I enjoyed the movie and would give it a thumb up. Daisy Ridley definitely is more of a likable actress than Felicity Jones and especially with how their characters were written. Don't get me wrong, I think Felicity is great and has put in some really good performances (she's probably the better actress of the two, but has also appeared in more), but her strength is different from Daisy Ridley's strength.

What I like about RLM's reviews is that while they're all fans of Star Wars, they're not afraid to voice their problems with the franchise, and they also try to look at it from a more neutral point of view, rather than the fanboy point of view. Star Wars is such a big phenomenon and has one of the most extreme fanbases where a lot of hardcore fans actually get upset if someone has concerns, so either you love it and it's a 10/10, or you hate it.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Polarbear on December 20, 2016, 05:58:20 AM
I agreed with a lot they had problems with, except I enjoyed the movie and would give it a thumb up. Daisy Ridley definitely is more of a likable actress than Felicity Jones and especially with how their characters were written. Don't get me wrong, I think Felicity is great and has put in some really good performances (she's probably the better actress of the two, but has also appeared in more), but her strength is different from Daisy Ridley's strength.

What I like about RLM's reviews is that while they're all fans of Star Wars, they're not afraid to voice their problems with the franchise, and they also try to look at it from a more neutral point of view, rather than the fanboy point of view. Star Wars is such a big phenomenon and has one of the most extreme fanbases where a lot of hardcore fans actually get upset if someone has concerns, so either you love it and it's a 10/10, or you hate it.

I agree with all of this.

They go quite far with their dislike for this movie, but they also raise some valid points.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 20, 2016, 05:59:39 AM
The first 3 minutes of the review was hilarious. Poking fun at how other websites and bloggers / youtubers go batshit insane over anything SW.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: TheOutlawXanadu on December 20, 2016, 06:34:59 AM
This is probably just a result of me randomly choosing a bad sample of RLM reviews to watch lately, but they don't seem to like anything. :lol
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera on December 20, 2016, 07:45:35 AM
This is probably just a result of me randomly choosing a bad sample of RLM reviews to watch lately, but they don't seem to like anything. :lol

They do! 2016 has just been a very disappointing year for the big blockbusters. Rogue One aside (I like it and people generally like it, but they didn't), we've gotten movies like Suicide Squad, Ghostbusters and Batman v Superman which haven't been that good, so not that surprising that they also disliked those. But just from the last reviews they've done, they loved Arrival, they liked Doctor Strange, they liked Don't Breathe but disliked the new Blair Witch.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on December 20, 2016, 08:15:04 AM
Usually my views are pretty close to theirs, but not this time. I loved it

They say that this is a movie for fat guys in their late 30's with big bushy beards. I'm 29, in decent shape with no beard and was around 11 when Phantom menace came out.

I kind of "grew up" with the prequels and I hate them (except III) so i don't know. At the end of the day, I just really enjoyed rogue one.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera on December 20, 2016, 08:38:06 AM
Well I mean it's all opinions. Some things that might bother some people might not bother others.

With Rogue One, I personally felt a lack of character depth, the first two acts being very slow without really giving me what I wanted, I had issues with the CGI characters and some parts felt rushed, but these are issues that some people might have no problem with at all. For me it knocked it down to maybe a 7.5 out of 10. Still good, just some issues. Meanwhile, I loved The Force Awakens and would say it's my second favorite after Empire, but when it comes to the concerns people have that it was too similar to ANH or Rey being a Mary Sue, I didn't feel the same about those points.

So while the RLM dudes are pretty much critics, it's not like their word has more meaning than your own opinion.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 20, 2016, 09:24:05 AM
I like RLM because they break down why they like or dislike a film. They don't just go LOL IT SUX for 30 mins like other YouTubers.

Also if a film is woefully bad - they don't JUST shit on it. They explain WHY it's so terrible and point it any good points - IF it has any.

Their Jack & Jill review is a good example. It's 45 minutes or so of deconstructing what's so bad about it.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera on December 20, 2016, 09:57:46 AM
That's what I like about them too. I feel like half the people I discuss movies with are either "it was amazing 10/10" or "i didn't like it" and no matter what they think, they can never really tell me why or what they liked/disliked. It's always way more interesting to talk about the details in a movie than whether it was good or bad. Talking about why certain things didn't work or why other things really worked well. Even some of my closest friends look like they don't understand what I'm saying if I bring up pacing, character depth, editing or other parts that make up a movie. I get that not everyone is as interested in those details as I am, but that's why I love RLM so much, because even if I agree or disagree, I can still understand why they felt the way they did, because they give good reasons for it.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 20, 2016, 10:21:43 AM
Also they enjoy Star Wars but don't go " OMG R2 & C3PO ARE IN IT !!!! ! :o :o "

Jay - like me was like " Do we HAVE to see them ? "
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on December 20, 2016, 10:37:10 AM
That's what I didn't get either. They go out and spend months shooting, creating and editing a 2 hour review of phantom menace back in the day and then they say "Rogue one wasn't for us, it was made for star wars fans"

How are they not star wars fans?
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 20, 2016, 10:38:10 AM
I think there is a difference between being a fan of the Star Wars movies and being a Star Wars fanatic.

Rich and Mike are massive Trekkies but they didn't like any of the TNG movies or Into Darkness.

You can still be a fan of the franchise whilst criticising or not enjoying certain aspects.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on December 20, 2016, 10:41:24 AM
I guess I was just expecting them to like it a little more, since I liked it so much. Its all good though.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 20, 2016, 10:44:59 AM
When I saw Rogue One i knew RLM would point out all the stuff I didn't like...

I didn't expect Mike to love it as much as Force Awakens.


Although on another note - it annoys me for some reason when two guys in a film can't be close or show deep friendship without people assuming they're gay.

First it was Finn and Poe and now it's the chinese dudes in Rogue One.

You can't have two guys have a close friendship on screen anymore ?
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on December 22, 2016, 07:02:31 AM
Nope. It's the same with straight pairings too. People say there was sexual tension between the two leads when really all they did was hug. Same crap. :(
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: The King in Crimson on December 22, 2016, 09:04:39 PM
RLM are wannabe critics.  Hacks is too kind a word.  They contradict their own criticisms left and right.
Correction: They are hack-frauds, not just hacks. There's a distinction.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 23, 2016, 02:22:05 AM
RLM > any other YouTube film critic.

I'd rather watch every Plinkett review back to back than any 1 Nostalgia Critic video.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera on December 23, 2016, 02:49:53 AM
It's a bit of a shame that Doug Walker puts so much time into Nostalgia Critic because when he is just talking about movies without playing that character, it's great and he brings up good points. But with NC it's a lot of shouting and over the top which isn't very funny.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 23, 2016, 07:05:05 AM
Yeah I hate it. The RLM skits are mostly mumbled or sort of half arsed :lol

It's like here's a joke - whatever. Laugh or don't. We don't care. :p
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Adami on December 23, 2016, 12:56:56 PM
RLM > any other YouTube film critic.

I'd rather watch every Plinkett review back to back than any 1 Nostalgia Critic video.

I agree about Nostalgia Critic, for sure. And Plinkett's prequel reviews are damn near impossible to top.

But by a large, as far as reviews go, I'd still put Schmoes, Collider, and Screen Junkies above RLM. This is mostly because I feel like RLM have become so cynical and so snobby and elitist recently that it's getting harder to connect with them. They feel like those nerds in highschool that everyone picked on that talk about how lame everyone else is. I keep mixing them up, but the clean shaven guy is just beginning to hate everything way too much. He seems to like only obscure movies or b-grade films, while the bearded guy seems a bit more level headed but is outnumbered by the other 3. I still watch them, but it's getting harder to really take them too seriously.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 23, 2016, 01:05:18 PM
For me - i don't really mind if they like or dislike something - i just like watching their videos and hearing them talk about stuff.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Adami on December 23, 2016, 01:06:34 PM
For me - i don't really mind if they like or dislike something - i just like watching their videos and hearing them talk about stuff.

Oh yea, they're really entertaining. Although that 3rd guy who shows up from time to time (can someone help me with the names please?) has such a god damn annoying laugh.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 23, 2016, 01:08:39 PM
For me - i don't really mind if they like or dislike something - i just like watching their videos and hearing them talk about stuff.

Oh yea, they're really entertaining. Although that 3rd guy who shows up from time to time (can someone help me with the names please?) has such a god damn annoying laugh.

I've gotten used to Rich Evans laugh :lol

Mike Stoklasa : big guy, short hair, played Plinkett ( in the SW reviews )

Rich Evans : Large guy - that laugh ( Plays the physical Plinkett in Half In The Bag reviews )

Jack Packard - skinny bald guy

Jay Bauman - short. beard. likes indie movies.


----- and occasionally - Josh - big balding guy with big beard - usually only appears on Best of The Worst.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Adami on December 23, 2016, 01:27:29 PM
I like Jay haha.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 23, 2016, 01:27:57 PM
I like Jay haha.


Updated.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on December 23, 2016, 01:48:42 PM
I like Jay haha.

He seems to like only obscure movies or b-grade films, while the bearded guy seems a bit more level headed but is outnumbered by the other 3.

That sounds kind of backwards. More and more it seems like Mike is one to like simpler popcorn movies meant for general audiences while Jay sticks to liking more of independent and weird/disgusting/gory movies. :lol
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 23, 2016, 02:20:21 PM
Yeah one of Jay's movies of 2015 was an indie film shot entirely on iPhones.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Adami on December 23, 2016, 02:27:14 PM
Yea, I guess for Mike I meant more obscure, not indie, and b grade. He tends like the "so bad it's good" elements of some bigger movies but doesn't like ones without it as much.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 23, 2016, 02:28:27 PM
Yea, I guess for Mike I meant more obscure, not indie, and b grade. He tends like the "so bad it's good" elements of some bigger movies but doesn't like ones without it as much.

I'll go along with that. I mean - I watched 2012 thinking i'd at least get a kick out of laughing at the movie - but it wasn't even THAT bad enough that you enjoy the shitty-ness of it.

it was just BAD.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera on December 23, 2016, 03:33:38 PM
It's a balance. RLM may be too cynical at times, but I also feel like some other critics like the Schmoes and the people att Collider have a tendency of letting hype carry them away a bit too easily. I loved Chris Stuckmann's review of Rogue One because he brought up positives and negatives and gave it a B+, and didn't go the fanboy route of "omg this thing I love is the best thing ever". Generally speaking I like it when whoever I'm watching has that level of "there are good parts and there are bad parts" because to me, at least trying to look at something slightly critical will always be more interesting than the "everything was awesome"-approach that some critics have sometimes.

I generally try to watch reviews from all of these people because it gives me a better picture of what to expect, and I find it that it's easier if you have more opinions than just watching that one critic. RLM to me are consistently the most amusing to watch because they get really in depth and they're just fun guys. Many of the other critics are more "serious", which can be good for contrast, but often not as entertaining to watch. But yeah, Stuckmann has some great Hilariocity-reviews where he goes to town on some bad movies.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on December 23, 2016, 03:37:48 PM
I've never understood why so many people get upset if RLM has an opinion they don't share. They never have claimed to be the final say on what's good and bad. To me, they've always come across as just showing their opinions. And like you said, what I like best is that they at least give specific reasons as to why they like or dislike a thing.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 23, 2016, 03:40:27 PM
Yeah all their shows are fun to watch.

Best of The Worst is usually laugh out loud hilarious.

Half In The Bag is just two guys chatting about a movie.

re:View is looking back at a classic film.

Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Adami on December 23, 2016, 03:41:54 PM
I've never seen their Best of the Worst since I've never seen any of the films they talk about and watching people discuss movies I never heard of just feels weird.

Love Half in the Bag though.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 23, 2016, 03:44:02 PM
That's kind of the point since they intentionally watch terribly low budget shitty movies that nobody has ever heard of.

Some of them are just like 5 min PSA videos with horrific production values.

Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on December 23, 2016, 03:44:40 PM
Almost nobody has seen the films they talk about on BOTW.  :lol

I love whenever Jack is watching and he's gets this look on his face like he's trying really hard to understand what the hell is going on in whatever they're watching.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Adami on December 23, 2016, 03:45:13 PM
Ohhhhhh. Well that changes things a bit. I'll try to watch a few!
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 23, 2016, 03:48:48 PM
Ohhhhhh. Well that changes things a bit. I'll try to watch a few!

Watch Wheel Of The Worst #6  The one with Shoji tabuichi and the Osteoperosis dance.

FUCKING. HILAR.IOUS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA2Z16QiNsE
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 23, 2016, 03:49:18 PM

I love whenever Jack is watching and he's gets this look on his face like he's trying really hard to understand what the hell is going on in whatever they're watching.

Yeah he leans towards the TV almost kneeling on the floor like "wtf?!??!"
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Adami on December 23, 2016, 04:10:53 PM
Ohhhhhh. Well that changes things a bit. I'll try to watch a few!

Watch Wheel Of The Worst #6  The one with Shoji tabuichi and the Osteoperosis dance.

FUCKING. HILAR.IOUS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA2Z16QiNsE


Sweet Xenu this is amazing.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 23, 2016, 04:14:22 PM
The ones with Jim & Colin the Canadians are usually gut busting.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera on December 23, 2016, 05:17:02 PM
Wheel 6 doesn't have Shoji, Wheel 6 has the one with Jason Bateman, the osteoporosis dance and the fart video.

Yes I have watched all of the BotW episodes like 10 times each and I know this :(

My favorite Wheel episodes are probably #9 (with the creepy clown therapist) the one with the exploding varmints video and the one with the "how to seduce women through hypnosis" and "how to get revenge" videos.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 23, 2016, 05:20:38 PM
Haha How to ruin someones life unutterably :lol Terrible

And hypnosis rape   :omg:

Oh yeah The " How To Tell If Im Really In Love " video. So awful and cringing. Anything where teens are talking heads with faux hip music and horribly cheesy graphics :lol

Osteoporosis Dance discussion is gold.

The Shoji video was good too. All that build up and then he's AWFUL :rollin


And American Flatulators  :| :| Holy God how did that get made. So so bad.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 23, 2016, 06:14:10 PM
New BOTW!!!!!
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: The King in Crimson on December 24, 2016, 12:01:10 AM
Ohhhhhh. Well that changes things a bit. I'll try to watch a few!

Watch Wheel Of The Worst #6  The one with Shoji tabuichi and the Osteoperosis dance.

FUCKING. HILAR.IOUS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA2Z16QiNsE


Sweet Xenu this is amazing.
Oh my. I forgot how funny this one was.

The amount of joy they get out of watching geriatrics "dance" is astounding.

New BOTW!!!!!
Man. Those videos were so terrible-looking not even RLM could save them.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Polarbear on December 24, 2016, 12:04:28 AM
Ohhhhhh. Well that changes things a bit. I'll try to watch a few!

Watch Wheel Of The Worst #6  The one with Shoji tabuichi and the Osteoperosis dance.

FUCKING. HILAR.IOUS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA2Z16QiNsE

It's the dance of death, instead of the dance of birth... :biggrin: :lol
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 24, 2016, 02:52:54 AM
Haha it's so funny when bad films use miniatures and they don't slow down the footage to make them seem larger.

Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera on December 24, 2016, 06:32:08 AM
Regarding Adami's earlier point about not having watched the movies they watch on Best of the Worst, hence not being interested - it's something I thought about the first 2-3 episodes myself, and I've heard others say, but once you give BotW a shot, it really won't be a problem. If you take their regular episodes where they watch b-movies, those are either "so bad they're good"-movies or they just suck completely, basically the kind of movies you wouldn't want to sit through, but getting the highlights in the episode is enough. The wheel episodes are different since they often focus on instruction videos and weird things like that, the kind of VHS tapes you don't even understand how they were made in the first place, and that you would most likely not be able to get a copy of even if you tried.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 24, 2016, 08:36:37 AM
Either they get sent obscure DVDs / VHS or they go to charity shops and pick the worst looking ones they can find.

Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 24, 2016, 02:44:19 PM
RepliGATOR  :rollin

That scene with the horribly basic CG gave me The Amazing Bulk flashbacks :rollin
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: orcus116 on December 24, 2016, 03:03:17 PM
These last two BOTW have been incredible.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 26, 2016, 07:39:54 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJgfxlgUIZY

Plinkett talks about Rogue One.
Title: OPS TALKING
Post by: Kotowboy on December 26, 2016, 08:20:56 AM
Oh man i just tried to watch another YouTuber talk about Rogue One and it was painful.

It's like they all make videos for people with ADHD. Constant jump cuts in the talking so everytime he has to pause his super fast talking - it cuts so he NEVER STOPS TALKING AT STUPID SPEED EVEN FOR A SECOND COZ YO MIGHT GET BORED AND WATCH SOMETHING ELSE AND PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO MY TWITTER AND FACEBOOK AND MYSPACE AND THANKS FOR WATCHING AND PLEASE WATCH MY OTEHR VIDEOS AND LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW IF YOU WANT MORE OF...


Arrrgh. Off.

RLM are the perfect antidote to that style of Video.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on December 26, 2016, 09:01:39 AM
The jump cut videos drive me insane
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera on December 26, 2016, 09:11:15 AM
I know he's very popular and well liked but I can't watch Jeremy Jahns videos for that reason, he just talks so darn fast and every review feels like 20 minutes crammed into 4 minutes. I like him more when he appears on Collider Movie Talk because he talks in a more normal pace and it's not edited together or sped up, but his stand alone reviews are frustrating because of that. Same with Movie Bob who also goes ultra speed in his reviews.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 26, 2016, 09:51:12 AM
Yeah so many of them try way too hard.

I love Half In The bag cause they're so casual and laid back. It's like you're hanging out with them almost.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera on December 26, 2016, 01:36:03 PM
Yeah so many of them try way too hard.

I love Half In The bag cause they're so casual and laid back. It's like you're hanging out with them almost.

Yeah that's definitely their strength. Even though they are just strangers that you watch in video-format, you still feel like part of the gang in a weird way. Just friends discussing things casually and having fun.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 26, 2016, 01:43:39 PM
And their parodies of other things are always SPOT ON.


Always so brilliantly observed. 

They don't have to shout and shove jokes in your face. It's almost like they drop their jokes. They don't draw attention to them.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on December 26, 2016, 02:45:39 PM
They don't [...] shove jokes in your face. It's almost like they drop their jokes. They don't draw attention to them.

I wouldn't say that. :lol  They often, espeically lately, bring the fact that people like to endlessly quote a couple of their jokes right out into the open. It's just when they do, there's a level of self-awareness that isn't there in other programs.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Adami on December 26, 2016, 02:47:33 PM
And their parodies of other things are always SPOT ON.


Always so brilliantly observed. 

They don't have to shout and shove jokes in your face. It's almost like they drop their jokes. They don't draw attention to them.

I like RLM, a good amount, but they draw attention like 90% of their jokes. Usually through editing.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 26, 2016, 02:53:48 PM
What I mean is it's subtle and not screamed in your face like certain other YouTube Vloggers.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Adami on December 26, 2016, 02:55:48 PM
What I mean is it's subtle and not screamed in your face like certain other YouTube Vloggers.

I mean, you might appreciate and like the way they do it more, which is cool and I would probably agree, but they still a lot of attention to them.

As far as other youtubers, such as Jeremy Jahns and the angry black nerd guy, I will echo the fact that outside of their own videos, they are much better and usually come off as pretty cool.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera on December 26, 2016, 03:32:52 PM
It definitely comes down to what you prefer. I mean Jeremy Jahns and his style in his videos feel very representative of where society has gone, the "ADHD-generation" where everyone want their information as short and easy to digest as possible, so you get a 4 minute review which is very fast paced, fast edits and it basically gives you the points right away. Nostalgia Critic is more theatrical with sketches and more suited for people who enjoy that, and RLM is 30-60 minute reviews (not counting the plinkett ones which are longer) where it's more about talking about a movie (like friends do) rather than "these are the positives, these are the negatives, here's the grade.. BYE".

I can see valid points in all type of reviews and get why someone would prefer A over B, personally I enjoy the slow analyze of RLM over a fast paced 4 minute review, but that's me. But I also find it interesting how certain reviewers, like Stuckmann and Jahns can do similar things (their reviews are often around the same length), yet I always feel like Stuckmann takes his time and lays out his points rather than speeding through it, like Jahns. So even though on the surface it looks like they are fairly similar, I really love Stuckmann but don't care much for Jahns. (but like pointed out earlier, put Jahns in a panel or something and he becomes good IMO)
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 26, 2016, 03:43:41 PM
The only RLM that annoys me a bit is Josh.

He seems like he just hangs out coz he knows the guys and laughs at bad films because the others do and spouts film making jargon that he picked up from the others as well.

Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera on December 26, 2016, 04:42:01 PM
I don't mind Josh that much, but he feels a bit like the killjoy of the group. Personally I don't have that line of "if you cross this in a joke, I get upset", so I really appreciate some of their more "out there"-jokes, but Josh definitely feels like the guy in the gang who gets very defensive or upset over those type of jokes. I know there are several episodes where he goes (in a serious tone) "nooooooo" when someone else makes that type of joke. I still enjoy him, but he would be among the bottom of the RLM crew for me.

Jack is a bit of a personal favorite. Wasn't sold on him initially but he has really grown on me, and I enjoy his point of view in both the RLM reviews and pre rec.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 26, 2016, 04:47:58 PM
I love Pre rec as well. i don't watch therir live streams - just the game reviews.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera on December 27, 2016, 04:08:57 AM
I love Pre rec as well. i don't watch therir live streams - just the game reviews.

Same. Though I have listened to their streams when they talked about The Force Awakens and BvS in detail since I was curious and they brought up a lot of interesting points that didn't appear in the regular reviews on HitB.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 27, 2016, 04:20:49 AM
Yes those two were really long but good. I never remember that much info from one screening.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: TheOutlawXanadu on December 27, 2016, 08:19:51 AM
Here are my opinions on the "main" YouTube critics:

Jeremy Jahns: His jump cuts used to annoy me, but I'm used to them now. He makes everything fun, even when he's talking about movies he doesn't like. I could be wrong, but I feel like he takes himself less seriously than these other guys. Probably my favorite.

Shmoes Know: Kristian and Mark compliment each other really well. One is a little more picky and serious whereas the other is more humorous and laid back. They just seem like regular dudes who really enjoy discussing movies. For some reason, their new 0-100 rating scale really annoys me. Really, what's the difference between an 89 and a 90? :lol But I love these guys.

Chris Stuckmann: A really insightful, detail-oriented guy. I think it's really cool that he reviews old video games and television shows like Dragon Ball Z from time to time. I relate to him more than any of the other YouTube critics. The only thing I don't like about his reviewing style is that there are times when I feel like he just wants to fanboy, but can't quite bring himself to go all out. Just go for it, Chris! Anyway, love his channel.

Red Letter Media: I already talked about them a little bit, but I've been a little turned off by them recently. I think that their show is (intentionally) a tad more cynical than some of the other YouTube shows, and I finally was like, "You guys are really smart. I wish you all the best. But I'd rather listen to Jeremy Jahns make jokes about Uncharted 4 bugs or Mark Ellis talk about how much he loves space monkeys."
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on December 29, 2016, 09:09:42 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odj6NHsWe00

I think the editing of this video is pretty amazing. Someone cut together pieces of the R1 HITB episode and clips from another movie review channel. :lol
Title: Re: OPS TALKING
Post by: orcus116 on December 30, 2016, 11:09:03 AM

It's like they all make videos for people with ADHD. Constant jump cuts in the talking so everytime he has to pause his super fast talking - it cuts so he NEVER STOPS TALKING AT STUPID SPEED EVEN FOR A SECOND COZ YO MIGHT GET BORED AND WATCH SOMETHING ELSE AND PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO MY TWITTER AND FACEBOOK AND MYSPACE AND THANKS FOR WATCHING AND PLEASE WATCH MY OTEHR VIDEOS AND LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW IF YOU WANT MORE OF...


This kind of stuff bugs me on any channel. Youtube's been around awhile. We know how it works. We know that we can subscribe if we like something so we don't need the pleading at the end of every single video to make the numbers go up.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on December 31, 2016, 05:21:09 PM
Here's them in 2002 talking about star wars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odJWMxjWQoo

They look SOOOO young
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Adami on December 31, 2016, 05:31:14 PM
Here's them in 2002 talking about star wars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odJWMxjWQoo

They look SOOOO young

WOW.

Annoying laugh guy could almost pass for handsome.

Also incredible they've all been working together for so god damn long.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 31, 2016, 06:18:11 PM
Speaking of Rich Evans...


I'm 5'8" and about 12.5 stones... ( about 175 lbs )

I'd do something about it before I got to 14 stones ( 196 lbs )

I dunno how people get to over 200 lbs and don't sort themselves out.

This isn't a dig at anyone here.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera on December 31, 2016, 06:24:43 PM
Some people care less about appearance than others.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on December 31, 2016, 06:28:21 PM
:p that doesn't compute with me.

You don't care - sure. But it's also unhealthy.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera on January 01, 2017, 07:35:27 AM
"A healthy lifestyle is a boring lifestyle" - well maybe not 100% accurate but there's a lot of people who aren't health-nuts who go to the gym 10 hours a week or care that much about eating sallads and stuff. I can't speak for Rich Evans but as someone who has gone through both good and bad periods when it comes to food/training, I can still see both sides. I think it's absolutely mental that some people put so much time into working out just so they can work out more, but hey, if it's a hobby or passion, then that's great. In the case of Rich Evans, he's what, 35-40? He's married and has a group of friends so his life is pretty much "set". I can sort of understand the pressure to work out, eat healthy, be skinny and look good if you're younger, if you need to find a relationship or friends, because society is mostly full of people who judge you on appearance. As far as "unhealthy" goes, we're all gonna drop dead someday. Some people care less whether they die 5 years earlier than people who eat sallad and work out. :P It just seems weird to me whenever skinny/average people get triggered over someone else being overweight when it doesn't bother that person (or rather it's their choice/lifestyle or w/e).

But to not derail this thread completely, I really like their new series Re:View and I'm hoping they get around to doing Alien or Aliens (or both) before Alien: Covenant comes out. They touched upon those movies briefly in their Prometheus review, but would really like to hear more. :)



Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on January 01, 2017, 03:41:31 PM
Plinkett responds to comments.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9-vP7kJheI
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on January 05, 2017, 01:28:04 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sExTt4j69zI

The guys take on podcasts. Mike's delivery is SPOT ON. I was laughing so much.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera on January 05, 2017, 05:19:29 PM
Thats one of their best videos already  :lol
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: The King in Crimson on January 05, 2017, 09:34:11 PM
Jesus Christ, they are really keen on beating the shit out of the Rogue One dead horse, aren't they?

Pretty hilarious video though. Loved the comments on the Force Awakens.  :lol
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Adami on January 06, 2017, 12:38:54 AM
In an age of Donald Trump and terrorism, what people want is a darker Star Wars movie.

Love it.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on January 06, 2017, 12:53:21 AM
I loved the " get 10% off " bit.

Reminded me of the beginning of every Still Untitled video that everyone always skips.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on January 12, 2017, 12:33:49 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H18RUB1cxfI

FUCK YOU ITS JANUARY
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Adami on January 12, 2017, 12:42:54 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H18RUB1cxfI

FUCK YOU ITS JANUARY

That was way funnier than I thought it would be.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on January 12, 2017, 12:54:12 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H18RUB1cxfI

FUCK YOU ITS JANUARY

That was way funnier than I thought it would be.

If you search - theres an older Fuck You Its January from a few years ago which is hilarious.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on January 12, 2017, 01:01:28 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YFyu9aAZow

F**K YOU ITS JANUARY (2015)
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on January 22, 2017, 02:44:06 PM
https://redlettermedia.com/

Brand new half in the bag baby
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on January 22, 2017, 02:45:10 PM
Loved the ending.

" ....that's the end..."

Love when Mike cracks up.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera on January 26, 2017, 05:08:58 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl5UH6EZXIM

Me personally, I love this show
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on January 26, 2017, 05:15:03 PM
I know what I'm watching on the train ride home...
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on January 26, 2017, 05:16:45 PM
Oh Fuck Yes.

Too late to watch it now. Hope it's as hilarious as the first one.

Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on January 26, 2017, 06:09:58 PM
Oh Fuck Yes.

[Rich Evans Sex Weirdo gif that I'm afraid to post here even though it's SFW]

Edit: Wow, I loved that more than the first one. Rich's genuine reactions are gold.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on January 27, 2017, 04:01:37 PM
:rollin loved it. I can't imagine this "series" lasting much longer as the joke is done now...

But I can totally hear Still Untitled in there. Adam Savage saying absolutely everything is Amazing, Beautiful, Astonishing :rollin.

And Norm going off on a geeky tangent..
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Adami on January 27, 2017, 04:06:13 PM
I know Screen Junkies brought it up and said how much they loved it and how scarily on point it was. The first one at least. I hope they don't repeat anymore though.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on January 27, 2017, 04:13:49 PM
Yeah i'm hoping this was just a couple of their "shorts" between BOTW and HITB



Have you seen the one about Darth Vader's suit ? Hysterically funny. One of their best.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on February 05, 2017, 05:22:40 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVijUWZwZo4

New Plinketto Best Of The Worst.

Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on February 23, 2017, 11:07:19 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cNUg3XvVKk

Best Of The Worst SEQUELS !!!

Carnosaur 2. Skateboard Kid 2 and Future Force starring David "asphyxi-wank" Carradine !
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: orcus116 on February 25, 2017, 08:17:48 AM
The Skateboard Kid 2/monolith thing had me in tears.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on February 25, 2017, 09:00:21 AM
Haha with the 8 bit Also Sprach Zarathustra :P



My favourite BOTW end skit is the one with Colin and Jim after they'd just watched The Amazing Bulk.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on March 05, 2017, 09:59:37 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6IZHrIviFo


Get Out & Logan  Half In The Bag.




Mike drinking water ? I hope he's trying to quit drinking and get in shape.  He used to be really thin.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Adami on March 05, 2017, 11:23:02 AM
I always get so nervous when they do a Half in the Bag of a movie I really loved (Logan), but it turns out they really liked it too.

Wooooo.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on March 05, 2017, 11:26:20 AM
I knew they'd hate Star Trek Into Darkness but it doesn't matter because that doesn't mean I no longer am allowed to enjoy it.

Some people forget that.

" I loved [movie] :) "

" :o What ?! That movie f---ing blows!!!!"

" Yeah I guess it did..."




This isn't aimed at you btw.  I just don't understand when people don't stand up for their personal opinions.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Adami on March 05, 2017, 11:27:49 AM
Oh I know, but when you really loved a movie (as opposed to liked and enjoyed), then watching someone just insult it and mock it for 20 minutes isn't a ton of fun is all.

I mean, if they wanted to make fun of Star Trek Beyond, which I enjoyed and liked (mostly) I'd be fine with that.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on March 30, 2017, 06:15:21 AM
1. Nerd Crew Episode 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJD5oAruU_Q

2. Half In The Bag Life & Power Rangers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwjc9HbZug8
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on March 30, 2017, 06:16:33 AM
Oh I know, but when you really loved a movie (as opposed to liked and enjoyed), then watching someone just insult it and mock it for 20 minutes isn't a ton of fun is all.

I mean, if they wanted to make fun of Star Trek Beyond, which I enjoyed and liked (mostly) I'd be fine with that.

I like HITB because they do point out any good points a bad film has. They don't just tear it a new one for 30 mins.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: orcus116 on March 30, 2017, 05:54:41 PM
Gotta check out Nerd Crew but new BOTW was really solid.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on March 31, 2017, 01:10:27 PM
Both of the new vids are amazing. Really awesome job from them. :Lol
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on April 01, 2017, 11:05:22 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEl9sUmTqCQ

re : View " Horse Ninja ".


Back story : In case you didn't know - Horse Ninja was a Half In The Bag sketch that accompanied the review of Amazing Spider Man 2 I think...

Rich plays a comic book artist who Mike & Jay ask to illustrate their Horse Ninja comic idea - " The last remaining original idea in Hollywood. "

So yeah it's an april fools episode. Starring Len Kabasinski who they used before in a sketch and was on an episode of BOTW involving a Ninja theme.

Also Horse Ninja was clearly shot in the RLM studio :biggrin:





Also there's a new Pre Rec April Fools where Rich & Jack just sit on the sofa doing nothing for 30 mins. :rollin
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera on April 02, 2017, 05:57:41 AM
Also there's a new Pre Rec April Fools where Rich & Jack just sit on the sofa doing nothing for 30 mins. :rollin

Still a better experience than playing Mass Effect Andromeda apparently.  :lol
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on April 06, 2017, 02:55:26 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUPJBL1nGW4


re:View : Demolition Man.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on April 06, 2017, 03:31:25 PM
Hell yes

3 seashells for life  :metal
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on April 06, 2017, 03:32:22 PM
Just gonna make a cuppa and watch it.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Adami on April 06, 2017, 04:20:31 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUPJBL1nGW4


re:View : Demolition Man.

Now that is something I can get excited for.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on April 11, 2017, 11:58:48 AM
 Wheel Of The Worst #14  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtshsLOoMbM)
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on April 14, 2017, 11:15:33 AM
That was one of their funniest videos in a while. I really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Polarbear on April 16, 2017, 11:10:46 AM
https://youtu.be/sTqSkEbY_N8

Well, this didn't take long :lol
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on April 16, 2017, 11:13:56 AM
https://youtu.be/sTqSkEbY_N8

Well, this didn't take long :lol

OOOH thank you ! :) xxx
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kotowboy on April 16, 2017, 11:36:40 AM
But OMFG the comments. Thank Fuck i've never been one of those people.

" Hey I'm just gonna type what every other person types every single time "

AND THEYRE NOT EVEN DOING IT IRONICALLY or SARCASTICALLY :lolpalm:
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Adami on April 16, 2017, 07:48:33 PM
Not bad, although a part of me was hoping that after 8 minutes of sponsors, they'd just either be like "Cool trailer..." and end it, or it just ends before they even mention the trailer.


It was pretty close to that, but yea.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Adami on May 06, 2017, 08:40:13 PM
Wow, they liked GOTG 2. Shocking!
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on May 07, 2017, 04:14:34 PM
.



Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on July 02, 2017, 06:23:00 PM
New re-view of blade runner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adjfTktpIzg
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on August 08, 2017, 06:44:48 PM
Mr. Plinkett's new review of the Ghostbusters remake

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHUV8QLpEAc
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on August 09, 2017, 02:34:41 PM
Just watched it. Great analysis and opinion as usual. I haven't seen the movie, so I didn't realize just how much was improved.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Polarbear on August 31, 2017, 01:12:24 PM
https://youtu.be/Qv8q1ENfWBA

The Nerd Crew Episode 5!
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on August 31, 2017, 01:13:57 PM
That whole bit about diversity was so good.

Also my favorite thing about this series is watching them make each other break character.   :lol
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Adami on August 31, 2017, 08:49:34 PM
If I wanted to see a cracker factory, I'd visit Nabisco.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on September 10, 2017, 04:36:22 PM
Latest episode. They do It and it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iID-OpwZ4E
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Polarbear on February 02, 2018, 05:11:53 AM
Thread bump! Nerd Crew is back!

https://youtu.be/80T59B2RVOo
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on February 02, 2018, 09:12:18 AM
Personally, I loved that episode.

I can't wait to try to match up the inevitable teaser trailer with their reaction.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on August 28, 2018, 08:20:10 AM
New Mr. Plinkett review

Last jedi

https://youtu.be/f83D18xL7VE?t=1
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: bosk1 on August 28, 2018, 08:54:08 AM
For me, this kind of sums up why, by and large, I find these kinds of videos annoying.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9HivyjAKlc
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on August 28, 2018, 10:10:50 AM
Dismissing RLM's stuff as simply complaining about plotholes isn't giving them enough credit. They are more than willing to forgive plotholes where they don't really affect the story or quality of the movie.

Also I'm actually glad they've waiting so long to release this. TLJ is such a polarizing film and for some reason everyone seems to take opinions about it personally.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: bosk1 on August 28, 2018, 10:33:09 AM
Dismissing Willems's points as merely dismissing RLM's stuff as simply complaining about plotholes isn't giving him enough credit.





























:neverusethis:
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on August 28, 2018, 10:38:44 AM
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you win this round, bosk.......
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: TheOutlawXanadu on August 28, 2018, 12:56:15 PM
In my experience, the short RLM reviews (Half in the Bag?) are pretty forgiving. However, the longer Star Wars reviews are really nitpicky. :lol
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Kattelox on August 28, 2018, 01:00:52 PM
*stands up and applauds RLM's Last Jedi video*

What a god awful mess that film is, and I couldn't agree more with basically everything it goes over. Fantastic. I would've paid to watch that review in theaters instead of TLJ. At least the review had a point, interesting dialogue, and actually made me laugh. Even the joke about the cat ripping his dick off is more believable than Leia forceing her way to a ship after it had blown up and sent her into space. And her hair is still somehow nice and tidy. SAD!
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: bosk1 on August 28, 2018, 01:03:15 PM
Then there is this guy:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QJRw56cOVw

Apparently, his schtick is basically summarizing/paraphrasing every single scene in a given film, coming up with cutesy but transparently disparaging nicknames for each character, and concluding each and every scene description with the gratuitous insertion of "what the f$*&#?!"  High art.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zook on August 28, 2018, 01:39:48 PM
Then there is this guy:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QJRw56cOVw

Apparently, his schtick is basically summarizing/paraphrasing every single scene in a given film, coming up with cutesy but transparently disparaging nicknames for each character, and concluding each and every scene description with the gratuitous insertion of "what the f$*&#?!"  High art.

I didn't make it a minute into that because the swearing was so cringey. I'm fine with swearing for emphasis, but that was just annoying.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Polarbear on August 28, 2018, 01:51:08 PM
I don't feel the need to watch every rage filled fanboy rant, that I come across in the youtube..

But RLM always makes me laugh, whether it is Best of The Worst, Plinkett Review or on of their comedy skits! I liked the movie, but this review constantly made me crack, especially the part where Finn is explaining he's plan to Poe and they just loop "So we blow that one up" :lol

And yes, TLJ is a flawed film, but a flawed film I happen to like!
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zook on September 01, 2018, 06:25:44 AM
I'm watching Jurassic Park with RLM's commentary and it's crazy, I've seen this movie so many times and for the first time ever I noticed a jump cut during the T. Rex chase and Mike brings it up in the commentary.  I've never seen this error mentioned.

Really entertaining commentary though.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Polarbear on October 16, 2018, 01:56:38 PM
https://youtu.be/b5ZchzyDPJw

Holy shit! The RLM guys are not taking any prisoners. :lol

New Nerd Crew, watch at your own discretion..
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: bosk1 on October 16, 2018, 02:15:32 PM
Serious question:  Does anyone actually find that funny?
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Implode on October 16, 2018, 04:08:10 PM
Yes.

Edit: It's pretty clear a big part of their style of humor isn't for everyone. A lot of what Mike does is overtly obnoxious and repetitive to push from "funny" to "okay enough I get it" to "okay why is this still happening" to this nebulous ironic and self aware exaggeration/over the top/beat the horse to death bit. He's not the only person I know of even in the past 20 years to use that kind of humor, and a lot of people hate it. That's just one example, but it's used to the nines in the Nerd Crew series.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Adami on October 16, 2018, 04:22:35 PM
Serious question:  Does anyone actually find that funny?

I think it also depends on how much you follow other youtube or podcast stations that they're making fun of. I do, and I find RLM's mocking of them to be pretty funny. In fact, many of the youtube people I watch have referenced the Nerd Crew as being hilarious, even though they are the ones being mocked.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Phoenix87x on October 16, 2018, 05:07:53 PM
I got a laugh out of it the first couple times, but for me its kind of run its course.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Accelerando on October 16, 2018, 10:01:39 PM
Serious question:  Does anyone actually find that funny?

I think it also depends on how much you follow other youtube or podcast stations that they're making fun of. I do, and I find RLM's mocking of them to be pretty funny. In fact, many of the youtube people I watch have referenced the Nerd Crew as being hilarious, even though they are the ones being mocked.

**coughcoughCOLLIDERJEDICOUNCILcoughcoughcough****
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Adami on October 16, 2018, 10:07:49 PM
Oh yea. I love Collider. Iím not a big enough star wars fan to watch Jedi Council, but people on Collider can be very.....enthusiastic.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Zantera on October 17, 2018, 02:45:20 AM
I thought the first few Nerd Crew were funny because if you are familiar with the people they poke fun at (Collider, Screen Junkies etc) it hits the nail on the head for how those people act. I used to watch many of the collider show daily but it eventually becomes too much. I love Star Wars and Superhero movies but I see them for what they are IMO (popcorn entertainment) and some of these people are so enthusiastic and would put a movie like Black Panther up against the best movies ever made.

Personally I wouldn't mind if they stopped doing Nerd Crew or Plinkett reviews to focus on HitB/BotW/Re:View as those are the best ones IMO. Yeah the prequel trilogy Plinkett reviews are amazing but I don't think the more recent Plinkett reviews have been as good, I would assume cause of how much time probably went into the prequel ones, at a time before they did all the other shows. I could imagine doing a Plinkett review as thorough and deep analyzing now would be harder while also filming HitB and BotW every week. I would be interested in something like the Matrix sequels for Plinkett to tackle though. Could be some interesting discussions as for how that franchise went so off course and crashed and burned.
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Polarbear on October 17, 2018, 06:04:14 AM
I thought the first few Nerd Crew were funny because if you are familiar with the people they poke fun at (Collider, Screen Junkies etc) it hits the nail on the head for how those people act. I used to watch many of the collider show daily but it eventually becomes too much. I love Star Wars and Superhero movies but I see them for what they are IMO (popcorn entertainment) and some of these people are so enthusiastic and would put a movie like Black Panther up against the best movies ever made.

Personally I wouldn't mind if they stopped doing Nerd Crew or Plinkett reviews to focus on HitB/BotW/Re:View as those are the best ones IMO. Yeah the prequel trilogy Plinkett reviews are amazing but I don't think the more recent Plinkett reviews have been as good, I would assume cause of how much time probably went into the prequel ones, at a time before they did all the other shows. I could imagine doing a Plinkett review as thorough and deep analyzing now would be harder while also filming HitB and BotW every week. I would be interested in something like the Matrix sequels for Plinkett to tackle though. Could be some interesting discussions as for how that franchise went so off course and crashed and burned.

I'll have the occasional laugh with The nerd crew, but you are right it has pretty much run it's course.

BotW, HitB and Re:View are why I'm subscribed to their channel. Speaking of which, the Halloween Spooktacular should be right around the corner!
Title: Re: RedLetterMedia Thread
Post by: Polarbear on December 03, 2018, 01:10:32 PM
https://youtu.be/Ld-aisAWtmw

Okay, this is a really cool thing for RLM fans! Longtime viewers of RLM have heard about the legend of Rich Evans "Dick the birthday boy", and Showbiz pizza bear.

Well it turns out that the Showbiz pizza bear in the picture is Julia Roberts! :lol