My researchers just confirmed that literally nobody on Twitter, not a single soul, is planning to comment on the Oscars live tomorrow night. Well sir, we at RiffTrax have been known to blurt out a few things here and there vis-à-vis popular culture, so we’d thought we’d step up and fill that vast, tumbleweed-strewn social media gap.
Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and myself will be discussing the goings-on at the 86th Academy Awards tomorrow night, via Twitter, under “hashed-tagg” #RifftraxOscars. We’ll be joined by RiffTrax writers Conor Lastowka and Sean Thomason… and YOU, we hope. Come hear us chat and joke and spew nonsense at Oscar nominees TAKEN 3: EVEN MORE TAKENER; MATTER-EATER-LAD BEGINS; and CAPTAIN WILSON PHILLIPS.
We’ll also be giving away some free RiffTraxeses to people who play with us, using the aforementioned #RiffTraxOscars tag. Plus we’ll have a sweet little sale of RiffTrax titles that have won the little gold naked man (…or that have won an Oscar, if there are none in that former, admittedly weird and random, category).
This is all being thrown together very quickly based on a fever dream I had last night, and my distinguished colleagues are humoring me! Please show them that it will be fun so we can do it even bigger and better next year, maybe with video and snacks and plenty of little gold naked men.
Here it is! The ACTUAL Super-Classic and Super-Famous movie we’re riffing.
One of the most beloved movies of all time is about to get the RiffTrax treatment. Our MP3 riff on the super-famous 1939 classic THE WIZARD OF OZ arrives Friday, January 17th! That’s less than a week from today.
Since this will be an MP3 Commentary, we’re giving you some advance notice so you can get the movie (like from Amazon: http://riff.me/OzAmazon).
We love this movie and will be approaching it like we did our riff of CASABLANCA: as a dear old friend we’re spending time with to share a few laughs. THE WIZARD OF OZ will be no worse for the wear. We’ll put in back where we found it!
We all know that unlike the original K-9 movie and its first sequel K-911 — which were despicable garbage — the SECOND sequel K-9: P.I. is a modern cinematic masterpiece beloved by all. So many of you were guessing that K-9: P.I. would be the amazingly well-known and critically acclaimed film that we’ll be riffing soon that I thought I’d better set the record straight.
However: the film we’re announcing will be almost as famous, classic, for the ages, etc. This I guarantee! I swear it on the honor of K-9: P.I.!