Since my disappearance from the interwebs, much has been happening in the kingdom of Rifftrax. The fall season – if you can really call it that, with Al Gore and all his damn global warming – has seen four brand spanking new releases, so far.
First, Star Wars Episode III was finally released, completing the trilogy. (Also, if you’re a slowpoke like me and don’t own any of the Star Wars Rifftrax, they’ve got a sweet money-saving deal for the whole trilogy. Limited time offer, though.) If you like your Sith crispy and honey-roasted, check it out. Mike, Bill, and Kevin are the riffers.
Raiders of the Lost Ark is the second of the four, starring Harrison Ford before he developed a thick layer of crust over his soul. This one also features our beloved trinity of riffers.
Ah, another comic book movie. Spiderman. Mike, Bill, and Kevin once again.
And lastly, Next. If that descriptive title doesn’t ring a bell, it’s a film starring Nicholas Cage (-2) and a moderately-clothed Jessica Biel (+2), so depending on your sexual preference, you may wish to stay away from this movie. Mrs. Nelson, Bridget Jones, is onboard for this Rifftrax, so that’s a big plus.
Some poopie also hit the fan recently, as YouTube suspended Rifftrax’s account on their site. (YouTube? Suspending an account? Shocking!) The idiots – YouTube or the movie studios, take your pick – evidently believe that two-minute clips of movies with humorous commentary overtop of them constitute a legitimate threat to their legal rights. I’m pretty positive that their samples fall under “fair use”. Oh well. It’s not like I expect anything else from the big companies. You can still view the samples on the Rifftrax site.