Thursday, June 22, 2017

Storybook Volume 3 Now Available for Pre-Order



 Alright, everybody has been asking when Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Storybook will be available for pre-order, and it is now! You can now place your orders for autographed special edition hardcovers and paperbacks for Volume 3. Not only that, if you missed out on getting autographed copies of Volumes 1 and 2 and want to complete your collection, you can place your orders for those as well. But this is only for a limited time, the last day to order these special editions will be July 31, 2017 and ALL BOOKS WILL SHIP IN AUGUST 2017!

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Storybook contains fully illustrated parody stories of Crater Lake Monster, Mothra, The Last Slumber Party, Plan 9 From Outer Space,  Super Mario Bros., The Apple, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, Replica, Midnight's Haunted Drive In, X-Men and more!


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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Check Out the RiffTrax Live: Summer Shorts Beach Party Digital Goodies Page for Guardiana's Guide to Summer Safety!


Welcome once again to the audience of RiffTrax Live! If you're here, you probably followed the link from the Digital Goodies page where you can download Guardiana's Guide to Summer Safety, but if you haven't we're still happy to have you, sort of. This is the 9th live show in a row RiffTrax has done me the honor of allowing me to contribute to the show in this way. It is truly always such a thrill to come back and share what I can with the audience.


If you like what you saw in GG2SS, you can pre-order a copy of the book it will be collected with, Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Storybook, the third volume of the Mystery Science Storybook series. You can also pre-order special editions of volumes 1 & 2 if you do not already have them, ALL BOOKS WILL SHIP IN AUGUST 2017!


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You can also help out the cause by becoming a recurring Patreon contributor, details here. [/shill] If you missed tonight's show, there is an encore presentation next week. Thanks for coming!

Midnight's Haunted Mystery Egg: Based on Midnight's Haunted Drive In


Behold, Midnight's Haunted Mystery Egg, based on Midnight's Haunted Drive In.  This chapter is part of Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Storybook: Mystery Science Storybook Volume 3.

Please consider supporting the production of brand new full chapters by visiting our Patreon page. Artists like me depend of the support of the reader to keep the whole thing going, so the more donors, the more comics I can bring to you absolutely free!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

8-Bit Trish by Al Creed!


Something absolutely amazing has happened for my good friend Al Creed and his 8-bit creations.

WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus has featured his work on her website. This is an insanely big deal and I'm very excited and proud that my friend's work has received this kind of recognition from somebody who is extremely important in the history of professional wrestling.

Click here to see Al Creed's 8-Bit Creations of WWE Hall of Famer, Trish Stratus on Trish Stratus.com!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

"Room Full of Spoons" Review

Pre-Order at RoomFullofSpoons.com
"Room Full of Spoons is not just a documentary, it is a journey. It is a brilliant recounting of the emotional roller coaster ride one man went on with a mysterious stranger named Tommy Wiseau."

For more than a decade, cult film enthusiasts have had a complicated love affair with what many consider to be the worst movie ever made, Tommy Wiseau's The Room. So much fun has been had at public screenings that traditions have been established during viewings that surpass those of even the legendary Rocky Horror Picture Show. RiffTrax has even dedicated two separate MP3 commentaries for the film, as well as featured it during one of their 2015 live events. And while it is an experience unlike anything else you'll have in a movie theater, the mystique of it's creator, the one and only Tommy Wiseau, rivals and almost surpasses the reputation of the film itself.

So what makes Wiseau such a compelling figure? There have been so many mysteries surrounding the man, and when pressed for answers, Wiseau always deflects. One would think that simply asking “where are you from” ought to be responded to with a simple answer. The film purportedly cost six million dollars to produce, where did that money come from?

In 2013, Tommy's best friend and co-star, Greg Sestero, wrote and published his account of the making of The Room, entitled The Disaster Artist. This book went a long way to answer many questions about what it was like to be on the set during the creation of the film, but it left the questions regarding Wiseau ambiguous and unanswered. This is where the documentary Room Full of Spoons takes over. Directed by a long-time fan and one-time friend of Wiseau, RFoS goes on an extensive journalistic investigations to finally answer the two biggest mysteries.

As the documentary's narrative follows the quest for answers, it also gives us a much deeper insight to the experiences of most of the cast during production. One of the things you recognize instantly, and is one of the documentary's biggest strengths, is how absolutely wonderful these men and women are. Despite the absurdity of everything going on around them, the cast remain dedicated to putting on the best performance they can. They were every bit as dedicated to making the film a success as Wiseau was. All these years later, the movie is still a huge part of their lives. One would expect them to be bitter, and understandably so, but they aren't. They have embraced their status of being a part of something that has brought many people so much happiness, which has only made the fans love them even more.

It also addresses questions regarding specific quirks and themes of the film. What is up with those highly uncomfortable and lengthy love scenes with Juliette Daniel? Does Claudette really have breast cancer? Why does Mark literally attempt to murder Peter, and then seconds later everything is okay? What's the deal with Denny's perving on Johnny and Lisa? What was the extent of his relationship with the drug dealing thug, Chris R? Why are they playing football in tuxedos? Many of these questions are answered as well as can be expected, but ultimately we will probably never know all the answers, if for no other reason than such answers simply do not exist.

The film also chronicles the journey the director went through from first being introduced to The Room, to the setting up of a special screening where he actually meets the man he has idolized for more than a year, their growing friendship and promises of future collaborations, including the very documentary in which this is taking place. But things don't go as planned, and it's discovered that Tommy's behavior is erratic and his friendships one-sided. In his quest to achieve higher levels of creative success, Wiseau leaves behind him a trail of betrayed, one-time friends once he feels their usefulness to him has run out. He becomes elusive and somewhat psychotic, many times even going as far as launching smear campaigns against them, a fate which befell the director of Room Full of Spoons.

Now for the big questions. How was the film financed? Who would possibly sink six million dollars into a project that nobody would even think would become as successful as it was? Through following a breadcrumb trail through legal documents and social media, the definitive answer to this question has never ever been so close to being uncovered, but you will have to watch the documentary to find out just how far this trail led them.

And THE biggest question of all, who is Tommy Wiseau? Any time he is pressed on this topic, Tommy always answered that he is an American. It is obvious that he has a deep love for this country and believes it is the place where people can come to make their dreams come true and you can't really blame him for that because it is true. I accept his self-identification as an American because I, too, am a proud and patriotic American. However, it is clear Tommy is not from around here. So many absurd theories have been bandied about in an attempt to fill in the missing pieces. But this is where Room Full of Spoons sets itself apart from everything else. It doesn't theorize, it provides the answers. Not just any answer, but the answers. This film definitively answers the question of who is Tommy Wiseau. The answer is, surprisingly, a very simple one, but again, to know this answer you must watch the film.


Room Full of Spoons is not just a documentary, it is a journey. It is a brilliant recounting of the emotional roller coaster ride one man went on with a mysterious stranger named Tommy Wiseau. It is, by far, the best told story through the art of documentary film in the past decade. If you are a Room fan, this is absolutely essential to fully comprehend and appreciate what really happened in California in 2002 and 2003 when this truly historic film was created. You will not be disappointed, rather you will walk away feeling inspired to go make your own dreams come true.

SRD's Rating: 5 Stars out of 5

Pre-Orderthe DVD at RoomFullofSpoons.com

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The RiffWiki.net Podcast Preview Episode: Michael J. Nelson, Conor Lastowka & Sean Thomason

Welcome to the pilot episode of the RiffWiki.net Podcast! As a way of introducing what this podcast is going to be, we have compiled two interviews from 2015 conducted for RiffWiki.net on YouTube, and combined them to bring you this episode. The first interview is with the RiffMaster himself, Michael J. Nelson, and the second is with Conor Lastowka and Sean Thomason, senior RiffTrax writers. You can see all their awesome riffs at RiffTrax.com!

Listen to the other shows on the is.media network at http://is.media

Monday, May 8, 2017

ICWXP 205 is out!

 

The new episode of ICWXP is out today! There's lots of cool extras on the new DVD, including a of my own contribution brought to life by Rikk and company and a interview between Rikk and myself about the show and other topics. Check it out today!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

SRD's Movie Night #8: Cobra



SRD brings in the best female riffer on YouTube, Edgey Berzerker, for SRD’s Movie Night #8: Cobra! What do you get when you combine these two crazy individuals, Sylvester Stallone and Golan/Globus Productions? Absolute beautiful insanity and the most fun you will ever have while watching a movie!

Riffed by: Dave Chadwick and Edgey Berzerker