A Conversation with Max Landis

November 24, 20151,952 Comments

Max Landis, the writer of Chronicle and American Ultra, mysteriously showed up in our studio somehow so we decided to have a discussion with him about screenwriting in Hollywood and talking a whole bunch on Twitter.


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  • SheWasMyRushmore

    This is a weird feeling…for the first time ever, I don’t want to watch a RLM video…

  • 1337 Skeet

    FIRST LOL

    (Damn login…2nd)…

  • Paul S.

    I’m kind of hesitant, myself.

  • Jacob De Paz

    I know, it’s such a foreign feeling. I don’t like it. Oh, well. *shrug*

  • The Summer of George

    “and being a talking a whole bunch on Twitter” sounds correct if you read it in a goofy Italian accent.

  • The Narrator

    I dunno if I can take looking at that haircut for going on half an hour.

  • A SHIIIII

  • Christopher McKenzie

    into the lions den…. bring on adam sandler next

  • Smiley_ie

    I just pissed myself.

  • Mr Flibble

    I made it 2 minutes in. I’m sure I’ll revisit it though when I’ve run out of porn.

  • Max Landis you fuck!… you got your haircut from the Hipster Tim Burton discount barbershop… you fuckin circus clown cheapskate… I know because I CUT IT FOR YOU!

  • tOmy`

    Oh my God, Max Landis in da house, y’all! Eyo! Wazzup, Max, your biggest fan right here! #1, straight up, man! I really like your movie(s)!

    Can I get an autograph now? I plan on exchanging it for sex.

  • frankelee

    They should have had Emo Philips on. Talk about movies.

  • James Smith

    Must be fun to have your head so far up your own ass.

  • Some fucking cactus enthusiast

    Hey, do you guys think you could ask Max Landis if i could have that hoodie? It’s pretty sweet, but it would be alot sweater on me. This is a serious question.

  • Smiley_ie
  • SheWasMyRushmore

    Ooooooh aren’t you a feisty one!

  • Sam Wezensky

    Just another circus clown looking to get his VCR repaired.

  • Smiley_ie

    Halfway through this, i am gonna pull my own balls of

  • Brandon Dwyer

    Wait, that wasn’t Emo Philips?

  • Smiley_ie

    Fuck me

  • Smiley_ie

    I’m dead.

  • Smiley_ie

    Stop

  • Smiley_ie

    STOPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

  • Who the fuck are you people? Where’s my oxicodone?

  • Smiley_ie

    I hope this is real time cause im dead.

  • tOmy`

    Hairdo police.

  • RedLetterMediumsDotCorn

    Jolly good this.

  • Brandon Dwyer

    Wait, is Frank Lee Emo Philips?

  • Paul S.

    Well now would be a fine time to say a reviewer I know thought AU didn’t suck that bad and while this mystified me initially, I’m starting to wonder if maybe I should give it a shot. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/movies/american-ultra/#

  • Smiley_ie

    fuck me…..

  • infernocanuck

    That douche-nozzle does not deserve that beer.

  • Bonnie8myC@

    This dude is whack. Can’t wait for the Victor Frankenstein half in the bag.

  • What beer are they drinking that isn’t the spotted cow?

  • SqualrusWalrus

    Who’s been fucking with my meds

  • infernocanuck

    “That direct quote you pulled from twitter wasn’t what I said. What I actually said was…”

    Max Landis is backpeddling so much, you can see the fucking skidmarks.

  • Adzl33t

    I would have liked if Max Landis talked about Trask’s Fantastic Four, get Trask for an interview, but I liked this.

  • ChristianLC

    i actually found this interesting id like this guy back sometimes

  • Mikex0r

    That was great I found that massively educational

  • SqualrusWalrus

    seriously is this real

  • playdude92 .

    The fact that Jay and Mike are sitting opposite someone very energetic is already a great joke for RLM fans.

  • Bingmar Irgman

    (sees that I’m the only one who likes him)

    Someone give me a fuckin trophy or some shit, idk.

  • Bonnie8myC@

    I can smell Victor Frankenstein through the tv. It looks like epic shite. I will doubly enjoy the half in the bag VF episode knowing that this dude is watching it too.

  • Adzl33t

    I like Max Landis

  • RedLetterMediumsDotCorn

    Now on to the MKUltra review!

  • AreyouaNazi? Isthatyourelf?

    That was actually really good. I always just thought Max was a total weirdo, especially after his Movie Fights episode, but really I think the studios have just driven the poor guy insane a little. You can clearly tell he is passionate and wants to just bring his visions to life but can’t because of some dude in a suit. I’m sure after a while that would bring anyone down, hell, that’s similar to what the Army did to my psyche after 7 years, they keep crushing your dreams until you start to cave.

  • mister man

    Mike barely says anything until 12 minutes into the video.

  • pilot for my name is earl reboot

  • TheManHole

    Wait where is Susan?

  • TheManHole

    Who’s fucking with my pills!?

  • Bingmar Irgman

    Maybe we’ll both get cookies

  • Domo

    Ah, thank goodness.

    I don’t have to worry about choosing a Turkey dinner and time with family or waiting in front of my computer for a new RLM video.

  • mister man

    I like this guy’s half hitler/half skinhead haircut

  • Loved the first issue of Landis’ “Superman: American Alien”.

  • tOmy`

    Jay is trying to subvert everyone’s expectations for Space Cop.

  • Freddy Leon

    I’m in the weird place where I’m not really a fan of Max Landis’ work save for Chronicle, his Superman YouTube videos, and his first issue of American Alien, but I really do appreciate his honesty and bluntness when he talks about Hollywood. I was glad to see that Mike and Jay didn’t renege on their opinion of AU and say they loved it just because they had the writer sitting across from them with an empty beer bottle.

  • BCFC25

    Did that guy rip his hair cut off from that guy from Fifth Element?

  • bassbait

    WHAT?!?!?!?!? Content? You’re spoiling us RLM. I would have been happy with one video every TWO months.

  • David

    Holy shit. Max Landis is totally going to read this comment!!!! (I’m for hire)

  • tOmy`

    “The wrong costume?”

    Oh, the irony.

  • Jake
  • Percy Gryce

    Needs more slide whistle.

  • bassbait

    so they finally made it to the top of Everest? How did Max Landis fly in to the top of Everest?

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Beer makes everything better. Step up your game, Pre-Rec!

  • bassbait

    let’s all write a screenplay together in the comments and then Max can get it greenlit.

  • Percy Gryce

    Max brought his entourage of commenters.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Max, you seem like a nice man with beer and I’m sorry to say Victor Frankenstein looks horrible. It isn’t your fault. Blame Director-Man.

  • bassbait

    “To stay on topic” – “That’ll never happen”… Jay knows his comment section too well B)

  • Lt Hurwitz

    J. D McCade is that you?

  • tOmy`

    And we will never know what does Max Landis think about Steam controller.

    For shame.

  • The Ghost

    This wasn’t a conversation as much as it was Max Landis aggressively talking at Jay and Mike for a half hour.

  • bassbait

    anyone hear the echo from Max’s voice?

  • TheManHole

    Wait did Mike say anything?

  • Lt Hurwitz

    Someone who is used to pitching in L.A vs. Two guys who drink beer

  • bassbait

    he said his dad is a drunk.

  • The Ghost

    Pitching in L.A.? I didn’t see no Clayton Kershaw.

  • Percy Gryce

    “Lords of Death controlled by the Wing Kong, Jack. Lords of Death just errand boys for the Wing Kong.”–Wang Chi, Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

    “Jack controlled by the Stoklasa, Jack. Jack just errand boy for the Stoklasa.”–Percy Gryce, A Conversation with Max Landis comments (2015).

  • TheManHole

    Too soon…

  • Lt Hurwitz

    “This beer is good” – Jay “Susan” Bauman

  • bassbait

    too drunk.

  • Evil Octopus

    Wow

  • Percy Gryce

    “I don’t know if I would call Jem and the Holograms valuable IP.”

  • TheManHole

    I’m not drunk enough for this shit.

  • TheManHole

    Stay on topic!

  • bassbait

    insomnia makes up for my sobriety. I’m basically just sleeping with my eyes open to this video.

  • Thanks!

  • TheManHole

    That look Mike gives at the end makes the whole thing worth it.

  • zzz

    even though he had some good insights, y’all are bitches for not just straight up telling him American Ultra just sucks regardless of marketing. He kept making it out that thats the flaw, he even said only 15% was changed. thats nothing. AU sucked because it was fucking dumb and boring with shitty actors…and shitty writing.

  • Domo

    Jack the Hipster has finally been dethroned.

  • tOmy`

    *ego

  • Bingmar Irgman

    Holy shit, it looks like the B-movie version of Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes with generic Silent Hill monsters.

  • infernocanuck

    I think Mike and Jay took the classy route there. Their American Ultra review stands. They didn’t say anything to contradict it (They rarely said anything, it was mostly just Max yakking away). They reviewed it as a movie first. If Max wants to come on and blame it’s failure on marketing, it’s his prerogative, but most people can see through that weak argument. No need for the hosts to get up in his face and call him a liar and a fool. There are plenty of anonymous people on the internet, like me, who can do that for him.

    Max Landis is a fool.

  • tOmy`

    Thanks, for showing up, Max! It was cool to hear some professional insights on stuff we talk about a lot in here.

    Better luck with your future projects!

  • The youtube comment I posted:

    “Is Max is some kind of perpetual nervous breakdown? He sounds like a crazy person.”

  • Bingmar Irgman

    I don’t think the argument was whether or not it sucked, but that the reason it tanked at the box office was more about marketing over the quality itself.

    Also, not telling someone their work sucks in person isn’t being a bitch, it’s having basic fuckin’ respect for other people.

  • TheManHole

    Maaaaan what true RLM fan watches the video’s on Youtube?

  • I love how they prophetically call out all the shitposters in this comments section. LOL. Good old, reliable shitposters, and the meta-posters who are so good you can’t tell them apart.

  • Moist

    I feel bad for Max but I think he really needs to move on and write his next screenplay or just become a producer already. Preferably the latter.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Since you’ve murder Max Landis I have a feeling John Landis is going to take you on a helicopter ride.

  • Amen. You can’t truly experience an RLM vid without seeing the REAL comments. You folks are 1/3 of the reason I love RLM.

  • Jack Landis?

  • bassbait

    the other two thirds being Pre-rec and Care Boars Save Christmas, right?

  • Really? Cause 90% just seem to be some hacks throwing out Plinkett quotes and lining up to toss Jay’s salad.

  • That’s like, more than half his resume, so it counts.

  • tOmy`

    Yea, the ratio of one Plinkett quote per 1000 comments is off the hook.

  • Trask? The villain from the X-Men cartoon?

  • bassbait

    welcome to the better RLM community. May I suggest going off topic?

  • Otto T

    Good video

  • Max is Emo’s stunt double.

  • zzz

    so telling them they suck behind their back or better yet in a video where they cant defend themselves is better…ok lol
    best believe if I ever had a line up of the worst directors, actors, writers, etc lined up id go down the line with my middle finger up.

  • bassbait

    Max seems alright, but doesn’t gel well with Jay and Mike’s type.

  • TheManHole

    Because Youtube comments are undeniably the worlds leading platform for intellectual conversation between rational adults.

  • Lt Hurwitz

    We all know Max is right to a degree, but defending a movie which stars Jesse Eisenberg as an action hero, and KStew as…KStew, not possible, just not possible.

    If “American Ultra” was played by TJ Miller, now we got a movie.

  • It’s just so dense.

  • No one gave any compliment to youtube. At no point did I say that.

    I cannot underline enough that youtube comments are not good.

  • bassbait

    You’re being whiny. Take a chill pill yo.

  • TheManHole

    I was just implying that I rather take the odd Plinket joke then the stupidity and ignorance that is YouTubes comment section.

  • bassbait

    I would love to see Emo Philips on RLM.

  • It’s more like it’s hard NOT to comment on how much youtube comments suck. When in truth you can occasionally see some well-thought-out discussionsssss….. ERROR ERROR ERROR.

    RESET

    Youtube comments suck.

  • bassbait

    I’ve gone to fart in a few places.

  • Yeah. The sexual favors are just icing on the cake. It’s all about the Care Boars.

  • bassbait

    alright I’ve spent too much time on topic for today, so I’m gonna go make some pasta. What’s everyone’s favorite kind of pasta?

  • copy

  • tOmy`

    Gargoyle airlines.

  • Here’s my recipe:

    Ctrl+C
    Destroy formatting
    Ctrl+V

  • TheManHole

    I still fly that over Malaysia airlines.

  • bassbait

    my favorite pasta is pizza. You know, like “pasta pizza ova!”

  • You sound just like Ahnold.

  • bassbait

    hasta la pasta.

  • TheManHole

    So Max do you have a Red Letter Media Patreon?

  • Moist

    It’s making me feel half ill.

  • They have a Patreon? I’ve been mooching this whole time?!

  • bassbait

    make sure you gag in the bag.

    half of it.

  • Moist

    This is what you half get.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Jack’s opinions on The Phantom Pain still irk and Landis on IP and studios no longer. Jack is still King of the Milwaukee Hipsters.

  • bassbait

    do you half to talk that way with me?

  • Percy Gryce

    You could see how Mike’s nervous system was totally overloaded by that and that he had to self-medicate with alcohol.

  • Percy Gryce

    They’re posting BOTW on Thursday at, um, what time is your dinner?

  • Moist

    Not by helicopter, presumably.

    I don’t know, like, he mentioned it in the video and all but it was right there. IT WAS RIGHT THERE!

  • Percy Gryce

    Mike is a good actor with his face, his five-o’clock-shadowed, mildly alcoholic face.

  • tOmy`

    he doesn’t, he just lost himself for 30 seconds there

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Mike reminds me a lot of Joaquin Phoenix…wait a minute.

  • RedLetterMediumsDotCorn

    I wish! They look like the order 1886 monsters. Who look like Gollum on meth.

  • bassbait

    remember that movie Van Helsing? I can’t really tell the difference.

  • Percy Gryce

    Is it just me or did anyone else notice that Mike & Jay had an oddly postcoital look about them, which I am attributing to the fact that they’ve finished their work on Space Cop, the Lawrence of Arabia of our generation?

    Anyone?

  • bassbait

    Maybe they took Max down to the Manhole?

  • Percy Gryce

    At least they bought him a drink afterwards.

  • Malevolence

    How did I know throughout that whole interview he wouldn’t take responsibility for writing a mediocre script. He’s blaming marketing, editors, executives, everyone aside from himself

  • tOmy`

    Dude, with socks like that, you can do anything you want.

  • Is it fun to see Mike and Jay visibly uncomfortable as a crazy person rants at them about the cut throat and creatively dead inner workings of hollywood?

    Maybe?

  • Strelnikov

    What I found fun was that Landis admitted on camera that Hollywood does not know what works and is flailing around to find the next big thing, just so long as they can milk it for all it’s worth. Also that stars no longer have any real draw.

  • Domo

    I see Garrett Gilchrist took on a new form and came back to Milwaukee from California.

    But seriously. I don’t understand how a writer for Hollywood can complain about endless franchise whoring to the masses, but then embrace another industry that does the same thing in written form.

    Batman has at least 5 current comic book titles. Superman has quite a few, too, but all the indie comics with the exception of a small few barely break 4 digits for copies sold. If nothing else, it is probably easier to go to Image, Boom! or Dynamite and create a new comic book idea instead of re-hashing Superman’s origin story to death. Did he do that? Nope! Landis pulled from a known entity (Superman) and tried to do something different with it, which is predominantly what Hollywood does nowadays, too.

    So which is worse, exactly? Which system is more morally bankrupt? Because I know that spending $4.00 on a comic book with questionable credentials when it used to be so much cheaper with so much more story included is really hard to stomach on a weekly basis. The same goes for movies.

    To bitch about one industry, and (potentially) embrace another industry, while being in bed with both just comes across so whiny and crass. In the end, you’re still sleeping with horrible people no matter which way you slice it.

  • Strelnikov

    He needs SOCK MONEY.

  • Alex Lee

    He embraces it out of self-interest. In comic books, the writer gets top billing (although in the case of Batwoman: Elegy, I’d said the illustrator deserves more credit) and has creative control. In movies, it’s the director that has creative control and the writer is a high-ranking subordinate. So, I understand why he has that contradiction.

  • tOmy`

    I would love to say that it is much easier to stomach when it comes to comics for me, because rehashing, rebooting, resetting and restarting time lines is something that defines that industry for me, but I am no comics guy (I can’t even read), so my opinion shouldn’t be counted as super valid.

    But I thought I am gonna add my 50 cents.

  • RedLetterMediumsDotCorn

    Your sphincter will get a workout, if nothing else.

  • George_Liquor

    Hey Max Landis… Buddy… Life ain’t fair. Careers aren’t fair. Whether it’s making movies or working your way up the corporate ladder, some people only ever fail upwards, while others languish at the bottom despite being secret geniuses. And, then again, some people who aren’t good at their jobs are recognized as being not very good at their jobs.

    Which brings me to American Ultra. Despite the 11 dollar ad budget, I did see a whole bunch of trailers for it, and I was intrigued enough to catch in in the theater, with no foreknowledge whatsoever. And you know what? It sucked. It was an unfocused mess; neither funny enough to be a comedy, nor intense enough to be a thriller. It’s great that you prefer to write screenplays which aren’t based on existing IPs, (Though this Victor Frankenstein movie seems to indicate otherwise.) but your screenplays still have to stand on their own merits. And if they don’t, you’re only hurting yourself by not learning from your own mistakes.

  • Domo

    I understand that’s how comics are, but when people complain about endless rehashings with movies, but give comics a pass, it feels weird to me. The 3 comic stores I go to have a large DC/Marvel/IDW section. Everything else with the exception of something like Walking Dead get very, very few copies posted for people to consider. 2 places in our area sell nothing but DC/Marvel.

    It’s just astounding to me that he doesn’t see the hypocrisy. He could have created a new comic book story, with interesting characters and try to build something himself, but he went with Superman and just rehashed his teenage years. How is that any different than the films that beat AU at the Box Office? He doesn’t even need to market a whole bunch. Just needs that giant S and people will at least give his stuff a shot.

    Just a little frustrating.

  • Epifanes

    I like him too. I mean his persona, I haven’t seen any of his movies. I may not agree with him on everything but I at least he’s interesting. That’s more than you can say about most of the Hollywood bunch. It’s good that we still have people that are weird and sparkly. Publicity has become so boring and predictable.

  • Malevolence

    I wanted to see a Dracula Dead and Loving It blood spray splatter off screen drenching Mike at the end…… :Feeling Disappointed:…

  • tOmy`

    Just a theory, but seeing as Max pretty much fits the behavior I have:

    1) Eccentric
    2) Constantly plays with his hands
    3) Talks a lot

    … I can sorta assume he can be a bit unstable / hyperactive. Being slightly nervous makes these things even more visible.

    Just an opinion, I ain’t no psychologist, just a psychopath.

  • Domo

    The new machine is now part of the wheel of the worst.

    Stick you hand in to grab a new film, hope you don’t lose an arm.

    We’ll see it in the next video, which will be in 2-6 months.

  • bassbait

    Do you think “Woodchipper Massacre” is gonna end up on Wheel of the Worst then?

  • Domo

    Only if “Diabetes: A Positive Approach” shows up right next to it.

    That and Farm Safety: Family Style 13:43.

  • Rootfish

    Why is he dressed like Rainbow Brite?

  • RLMkeepitup

    he sounds like his dad

  • Domo

    He certainly has his father’s energy, but not quite his father’s focus.

  • The Elegant Flaw Filial

    He gets his alcoholic face from his father.
    Apparently.

  • FishbowlPhenom

    I’ve never seen Mike Stoklasa speak so little…

  • TheManHole

    I would would ramble on like a fan girl too, not going to lie.

  • Rootfish

    Hey Max Landis! The villain from The 5th Element wants his haircut back!

  • RLMkeepitup

    he had a speech I guess to defend american ultra. Mike and Jay know some of the points he had but were kind enough to let him go on. They didn’t dislike the movie because it was un-successful or due to its trailer.. the discussion is one sided a bit.

  • bassbait

    I think he probably has ADHD or something. I do, and it basically turns into this when you care about something. But when you don’t care about something, you turn into a brick wall of disinterest.

  • Domo

    I do appreciate that Mike and Jay gave him a chance to talk, I just wish Landis gave Mike and Jay a chance to talk a bit more, too. Both sides have valid criticisms of the industry regardless which side of the fence they’re on.

  • bassbait

    I think that was Mike and Jay’s idea though. I don’t think they wanted to talk a whole lot about their perspective. Their opinions on American Ultra are captured in the HitB review, and they more probably just wanted to hear what he had to say a bit.

  • castlemonster

    I thought that was valid. I hope they have more interviews with shitty filmmakers whose films they panned.

  • Domo

    There’s purple socks, and then there’s purple leggings.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVmmYMwFj1I&feature=youtu.be&t=9s

  • Rootfish

    He’s like Emo Phillips on meth.

  • Joe Syxpac

    Damnit, Jay!

    He was going to tell us what was good about Terminator 3 and you distracted him with that stupid Jurassic World shit!

    Now I’ll never know what was good about Terminator 3.

  • Bingmar Irgman

    Aight, next time you see an artist, try to have a fair and balanced debate with them on whether or not their work sucks dick. See where that goes.

    Or pretend to be a big tough guy who doesn’t take shit from anyone on the Internet.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    That at least had the sexiness of Kate Beckinsale. This has that midget Harry Potter.

  • Joe Syxpac

    He started to shave his head but got distracted.

  • TheseMenAreFrauds

    The interview begins and Mike’s enthusiasm dissolves into a deadpan stare. He quietly sips his beer as Max takes over the show. Jay makes a few ill-fated attempts to steer Max’s monologue. Eventually, he’s forced to retreat into the darkest recesses of his mind. “What would my beard hair look like on the bald half of Max’s head?” he wonders.

    That’s just my interpretation. I wasn’t actually there.

  • Joe Syxpac

    Why aren’t you?

  • Joe Syxpac

    Me too.

  • bassbait

    you’re tempting me to watch Van Helsing again.

  • Very interesting conversation and reaction. Still some people remain in denial and chose to ignore every single word heard, dismissing it based on diluted and mediated gossip news.

    The creative process is just something that most people seem to take for granted or just dismiss. And even while still being presented with first hand accounts, they choose to not learn anything about it. Declaring in their attitude that a free, uninterrupted flow of quality entertainment is their unalienable right and the creator’s sworn duty.

    “Put out, or get out.” It’s a vicious universe, Morty.

  • Bingmar Irgman

    I mean, the action scenes were acceptable, and the direction could’ve been way worse. It’s a helluva lot more fun than Salvation, and not quite as stupid as Genisys.

    It reminded me of the Terminator ride at Universal. You walked in, the Terminators shot at each other, some bullshit about destiny was discussed, you walked out.

  • bassbait

    it’s his death spa cosplay.

  • scriptfeels

    I thought American Ultra’s script stood on its own. I haven’t seen the film, but Max’ writing voice is unique and its a quick read that I enjoyed. Of course I have my own critique on the problems of the story, like the main villain of the story, but the love story was fleshed out enough to be believable to me and its a fun ride to read through. Although, I do think its lazy of the writer to not write the action sequence and just say its a crazy fight sequence for the director to figure out, first time I’d ever read something like that in a script before and I saw it as a negative.

    To me, the script is more of a blueprint for the production of the film. I think about it as each stage, pre-production, production, and post is basically making a different film in each stage and we see the end result.

    Hope my comment has been constructive in some sense :/

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Ravioli (homemade).

  • scriptfeels

    like he said, investors are trying to protect their investment. IP and reboots is a result of this.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    This is also true for the videogame industry.

  • scriptfeels

    hory sheet space cop is finished, when/how can i see it? in theaters?!?!

  • Joe Syxpac
  • scriptfeels

    now i want to watch van helsing. wtf is wrong with me lol

  • erichber

    awesome

  • Palpatine

    Max makes some pretty good points, but he comes across as being whiny with his points. At least that’s how I interpreted him, after all, I’m just a retarted general audience member who likes movies like Jurassic World, dur hur!

  • Hank_Henshaw

    What’s good about Terminator 3: The crane car chase AND the ending. The End.

    (edit: still, better than Salvation and Gynysys. Wait, did I just agree with Max Landis?)

  • erichber

    was ready for it too

  • scriptfeels

    yo palpatine, de wanna wanga?

  • Palpatine

    Sorry, I don’t speak Huttese.

  • Joe Syxpac

    Why are you looking at his underwear?

  • Joe Syxpac

    You must hate sex.

  • scriptfeels

    CHOOBAH

  • Joe Syxpac

    I did like the part where they were showing the credits.

  • Joe Syxpac

    They blew their fake blood budget on Space Cop I guess.

  • Gerhard Van der Berg

    They gave a bad review about the movie and joked about his behavior on social media in that review.

    Now they gave him the chance to give his perspective on the thing. They did not belittle him or edit this interview to make him look bad. They also did not retract their statements made about either him or his movie. So their opinion on his behavior in that instance and the movie are still there for all to see.

    Their two previous interviews with Len Kabasinski and Mathew Karedas (aka Hannon), provided a chance for the target of their wit and criticism to become a human being with feelings and emotions and not just a random stranger on the internet. Making them more likeable and once a person is not a random stranger it is slightly less easy to be a keyboard warrior. So based on previous interviews did you expect something else.

    Len is a person a lot of us like now. That was thanks to the interview, not the original statements on his movies in BotW. I expect all interviews to go like this and it will afford them to get more interviews when they treat their guests with respect. This way we can get some insight into to process that lead to said disaster.

  • George_Liquor

    Ironically, the action scenes were fine; it’s nearly everything else that drags it down. Topher Grace’s indeterminately evil bad guy, Tony Hale’s lazy gay stereotype, the fact that every major character in the film was a secret secret agent, the more annoying fact that the entire film is a flashback, deflating any sort of tension before it can be established…

    I’d say a director will make or break a film more than any other member of the crew, but even the best director can’t fix a movie with a fundamentally broken story. Witness: Star Trek Into Darkness.

  • Joe Syxpac

    What actually happened to Max’s hair is the translation was lost in editing.

    And the director didn’t have the same vision.

    And someone was wearing the wrong costume.

  • bassbait

    I miss the days of auteur hair-dressing.

  • Palpatine

    He complain about it on camera to drunk guys for a half hour.

  • Jose Fabian

    Victor Frankenstein, I’ve seen that months ago, or was that the joke?

  • Joe Syxpac

    Ssssssh! Don’t tell Max!

    He can’t tell the difference.

  • Palpatine

    I loved how it looked like Max was going to start crying at certain points in the video. Get a grip, man, the entertainment industry ain’t fair!

  • bassbait

    he has a weird jaw. A B’zarjaw.

  • Domo

    Z’Dar Jaw Lite.

  • Palpatine

    He also looks like Nic Cage.

  • Joe Syxpac

    That’s only because Cage is gonna play Max in his autobiographical movie.

  • John Bigbootay

    Much like Allie Fox couldn’t bear to watch his mother die, I couldn’t watch past a few minutes.

    But who cares? I got Space Cop to look forward to.

  • bassbait

    Nic Cage Z’dar Oldman Landis? Yea, I see it.

  • disqus_fnwCMQDX7u

    Totally forgot the old reviews… should I rewatch them before or after watching this?

  • Palpatine

    You’re not missing much, the rest of the video is just Max complaining while Mike and Jay sit there and look awkward.

  • bassbait

    you mean the Chronicle and American Ultra reviews? You can watch this first honestly, you don’t need that much context.

  • Domo

    Before. Landis discusses the tweets in this video that Mike and Jay trashed in HiTB American Ultra. If for no other reason, it makes sense to watch that HiTB before watching this discussion.

  • Balgor Vern

    This was great. Full marks to you guys for being just as dickish to someone who is sat in front of you as someone who lives in some far away Hollywoodland. You bring an insightful skepticism to the discussion of film, which is a valuable commodity no matter what the subject, and I hope this marks the beginning of more Hollywood players gravitating towards your set. My beer hand only wishes this could have been longer. Max is eager to talk, and we really could have delved into how American Ultra got made, the inception of Chronicle which I remember you both liking, as did I, and whether or not you need to be related to an established name to get the kind of breaks Max has had – another kind of Hollywood brand recognition.

    Favorite moment of this interview: “So tell us more about Victor Frankenstein coming out November 25th.” That was the greatest thing ever. Right to his face. Confirmed for you guys are awesome!

  • Hank_Henshaw

    If only they could get George to go to Milwaukee…

  • bassbait

    I honestly had no idea which George you were referring to for a minute. “George Miller?? George… Landis?”

  • Palpatine

    Yes. This.

  • disqus_fnwCMQDX7u

    domo.

  • Strelnikov

    Then it (mainstream movies) becomes a feedback loop of recycled dogshit without any fresh ideas.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Actor, director, writer and producer, George Cloney. Obviously.

  • bassbait

    Attack of the Cloney?

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Exactly.

  • Palpatine

    Look, I’ll be completely honest and feel really sorry after making this comment, but I wasn’t all that impressed with this interview, if you could call it that. Sad part is, I was really looking forward to it, and I thought Max made great points about the film industry. But he came across as being whiny and pretentious, that it was for me to sympathize with him. I really wish Mike and Jay asked him about his career and what it was like to have grown up being the son of a famous director, but instead they just sat there and listened to him complain. Sorry if I’m coming across as being negative, but I’m just a little disappointed is all. Hopefully Max will have something interesting to say on BotW.

  • bassbait

    Yea, it was a little underwhelming. There certainly could have been more in-depth stuff. Still, it’s cool to see RLM’s fingers dip into the ass-wallets of mainstream Hollywood every now and again.

  • bassbait

    I just realized who Chris Pratt reminds me of… Jack Black.

  • Palpatine

    Shame it wasn’t like the interviews with Matt Hannon and Len Kabazinski.

  • Palpatine

    Chris Pratt is my guy crush.

  • bassbait

    I can see it. He’s got charm. Closest thing I have to a guy crush is Mike Patton, but specifically 90’s Mike so yea, doesn’t count.

  • Palpatine

    He’s pretty good looking too.

  • bassbait

    Mike and Chris should do a movie together. A bromance.

  • Joe Syxpac

    Mine is Jon-Erik Hexum.

    Go ahead, look it up on Wiki.

  • Domo

    For me, it’s frustrating seeing Max Landis complain to 2 men who have spent the last 4 years asking for donations, auctioning stuff, selling merchandise, and spending multiple hours editing and creating videos for us to view for free.

    Landis has plenty of points to make, but he really needs to look at the context of this discussion. You’re talking to 2 guys who refuse to sacrifice their style to create what they want, and they create it regardless of how many people watch. They were making films and videos when they were just teenagers, and made things because they loved film, not because they wanted millions to see it or pay for it.

    It’s really hard to justify Landis’ frustrations when the people sitting across from have it so much harder, and never seem to whine about it.

  • Domo
  • bassbait

    you increased my respect for RLM just now and I already respected them a lot.

    But idk, I can see where Max is coming from too. Trying to make it through the system can be a pain. Everyone’s got their own battles and Max’s complaints seem to come from the point of view of a big fan of movies, not from the point of view necessarily of a screenplay writer. He’s more upset at the system ruining the quality of big movies, and is explaining how it happens because he’s seen it firsthand, and not so much bitching about what he’s gone through. That’s how it came across to me.

  • Barnaby Jones

    Zorg.

  • bassbait

    is she… an… actual redhead? Does that exist in Hollywood?

  • Domo

    Well, Ron is a redhead. My guess is that passed on to her from him.

    Good thing the baldness didn’t pass on to her, though. Phew!

  • Domo

    Fair point.

  • Wolvy

    That was Shelly Duvall.

  • So is Landis aboard here commenting with an avatar like Len Kabazinsky or is he to good for the common RLM filth?

    #pitchfork #rabble #lynchmob #unruly #hoedown

  • bassbait

    My hypothesis about being a redhead in Hollywood is that it’s actually really really rare that someone has natural red hair in Hollywood, and those who do are either child stars (Ron) or comedians (Louis CK, Simon Pegg, etc). You don’t get hired for dramatic/sexy roles as a natural redhead, they just hire a blonde and dye her hair red (Emma Stone).

    I care about this a lot because I’m one of *them*.

  • Ben Dick

    He’s still kind of a weird douche, but this did redeem Max Landis a lot for me

  • Domo

    Landis is making youtube comments as uptomyknees on this RLM video. Only Len Kabasinski hangs with us toads, foxes, and other assorted beasts.

  • Palpatine

    I said he was my guy crush, not the love of my life.

  • Domo

    I think Jessica Chastain had commented that her (real) red hair kind of held her back in her career, and maybe not just the red hair, but all the features associated with being a natural redhead (pale/freckles/etc.). She was considered a freak by casting agents and was given weird roles as a result, at least to start.

    I also think red heads seem so weird in Hollywood because things like freckles are lasered away to make their hair color almost look fake. I hope that makes sense.

  • Domo

    So the love of your life is Jack Black, then?

  • And Japs! Those murdering Jap basterds. I still remember the failure of the The Four Power Treaty of 1921. GOD DAMINIT WE HANDED THE WESTERN PACIFIC OVER TO THE JAPS! It all makes sense now. I see you jap lover!

    #SLAPaJAP

  • Palpatine

    Yup.

  • I’ve seen a lot of comments criticizing this interview for having a whiny guest, but as a fellow content creator who has, on rare occasions, been involved in larger collaborations, I can fully sympathize with what he is saying.

    You have genuinely creative people who want to make art, and you have studio bean counters who want to make money.
    Auteurs want to give us steak; studios want to give us hot dogs.

    The magic of movies happens when the right balance between the two is struck, and you get something with a wide appeal, like a sausage.
    But for the past decade, all the studios have turned out is tofu dogs.

  • Showbiz Pizza Bear

    Why are Mike and Jay interviewing Gary Oldman from The Fifth Element?

  • bassbait

    I honestly don’t even have freckles except on my forearms. I also never go outside so maybe that has an effect.

    But I’m not exactly cut out to be an actress so it’s not like I have to worry about any of this. I’d love to see more natural redheads in film because I think natural redheads are beautiful and I don’t see any reason why not to.

  • Domo

    Bryce Dallas Howard is my girl crush, though. She was absolutely adorable in Jurassic World.

  • Kenshiroh

    And that one character had a different name in the credits because they changed it at the last minute due to a guy that killed his wife having the same name.

  • bassbait

    Your food analogy lost me. Especially because I don’t eat meat and even when I did, the only thing you mentioned that I like was steak (which is fitting, auteur film-making is all I care about).

    I have a better food analogy – Max Landis’s comments are a fine whine.

  • LukasH

    Oh look. An interview.

  • Palpatine

    That movie made me fall for her.

  • Palpatine

    *whine fest

  • Palpatine

    Wesa no like da Japan. Da Japan thinkey dey so smartey, dey tink dey brains so big!

  • Domo

    I can understand that. i re-watched Spiderman 3 and didn’t even recognize her in that film. The JW team definitely knew how to bring out the gorgeousness of these actors. Sh’es even cuter than a baby Triceratops.

  • Strelnikov

    His jeans smell too bad.

  • Domo
  • Alex Lee

    When Max Landis said, “None of it,” that was when I decided he was unjustifiably whiny. Especially since he said that American Ultra was 85% his script and the differences were due to cuts. In this case, the screenwriter does deserve more blame than usual, but still less than the director.

  • I wen’t to far. Sooollliii.

  • Kenshiroh

    If you turned it into a sweater it would look like Wesley Crusher’s.

  • Snake Squeezer

    I don’t like listening to people whine and complain, said the whiny complainer.

  • Palpatine

    I wouldn’t say tofu dogs, more like kosher hot dogs, they may look and taste like hot dogs, but they’re so obviously not hot dogs.

  • Adam Berck

    he might be on boftw,

  • Palpatine

    I wasn’t complaining, I was giving my thoughts on the video.

  • I liked this. Thanks RLM. Thanks Landis.

  • Snake Squeezer

    Could you explain to me the difference?

  • I chose steak vs. tofu dogs very intentionally, and non meat eaters like yourself are exactly the reason why. Meat is eaten by meat eaters only, while tofu, in principle, could be enjoyed by meat eaters and vegetarians, meaning it has a larger audience.

    Artists want to make a perfect 10 for a small number of people, studios want to make a 6 for everyone.

    Better?

  • bassbait

    Analogies are pretty pointless most of the time. And the main flaw with your analogy is that you’re being elitist about eating meat *and* about artful film-making, when both can be pretty shitty (meat being almost exclusively garbage food as far as I’m concerned).

    I can also reverse the analogy to demonstrate why analogies are flawed to begin with – vegetarian “meat” alternatives often have limitations put on them by what ingredients they can use, and so in order to make the food taste better, they have to get much more creative with seasoning and other ingredients. As a result, the best food I’ve *ever* had was a vegan burger at a vegan cafe in Southern California. It had all of the best qualities of a meal, including one very important one, which is that I didn’t feel like shit after eating it (a lot of meat, after eating it, whether it’s fancy expensive meat or cheap crap, ends up making me sick afterwards). This is like film-makers being given a free pass (Max Landis, aka actual meat) versus film-makers not having that pass but trying their best to make something worthwhile despite the lack of a break (Shane Carruth, aka vegetarian alternatives to meat).

    I already said that auteur film-making is all I care about, but even then I recognize that there is no authority on art, and that there can be equal value to a high quality auteur work and a piece of shit art-by-committee commercial diarrhea. As someone who watches a lot of “so bad it’s good” movies, films like that can provide as much education, entertainment, and provocation of thought as a great auteur piece. I really think that comparing different kinds of films doesn’t get anyone anywhere, and prefer to look at individual films and how well they succeed at what they’re going for, while favoring films that are going for something that I care about (like auteur films do).

  • Uncle Dan

    How do I favourite this comment forever as a clear explanation for why I never stray far from RLM…?

  • bassbait

    screen cap it and put it on your wall.

  • disqus_fnwCMQDX7u

    I love when rich, privileged kids think they “made it on their own” just cause they had a “bad relationship” with their dad.

  • Uncle Dan

    It did seem rather one-sided. I think Max probably initially reacted badly to the American Ultra review, but took some time to think about it and come up with a response and discussion before coming to Milwaukee. The discussion itself is interesting, but I get the sense that Max had a lot of feelings he wanted to express.

  • disqus_fnwCMQDX7u

    Yes, and to then understand that he wasn’t frickin misquoted… they were reading right from his tweets! (albeit with some obvious addendums)

  • disqus_fnwCMQDX7u

    mike wants to punch this dude and so do i.

  • disqus_fnwCMQDX7u

    mike’s face when jay alludes to how much max loves cheap gay gags.

  • Uncle Dan

    There’s a difference with Matt and Len in that they were somewhat obscure people we knew nothing about but through their limited work. The fun was in hypothesising who they were, and uncovering the mystery… and discovering they’re both incredibly likeable guys who don’t take themselves too seriously, and who are just doing their thing.

    Landis is coming from a different world so the process of discovery is pointed in an honestly less interesting direction. He’s clarifying the points he made in some Tweets about what’s wrong with Hollywood, something we’re all at least somewhat aware of. It didn’t change my opinion THAT much (partially because I didn’t care), because I think Mike and Jay were really fair in their HitB. And… Landis seems to take himself pretty seriously as someone “just trying to make something non-IP” and it’s less fun to discover.

  • disqus_fnwCMQDX7u

    and then mike’s face at the very end.

  • LukasH

    Whelp, the main criticism of the vid seems to be “I don’t like the guy”. I can get behind that. But I’d also add that I never found Mike and Jay to be the best interviewers out there (which is not to say I don’t like everything else they do, hint being on here since the ice age).

    That BotW is not happening is it?

  • bassbait

    well compare it to Len and Matt – they’re huge fans of Samurai Cop and of several Len films, so they know what they’re talking about. They saw Chronicle once, and they saw American Ultra once, how in depth can they really get?

  • bassbait

    and if that BOTW doesn’t happen I’ll have to fly over to Milwaukee and jump right into their woodchipper.

  • LukasH

    People seem to expect them to press on certain topics, like a proper journalistic interviewer. I remember peeps getting pissed that they were so friendly with Kabasinski, without asking him how the hell he could have black frames in his movies and so on.

  • Koszper Gábor

    Well, to be fair, that wasn’t really a secret.

  • What? The interview with Len was pretty great and informative. I think this one is a bit worse, Max seems to be repeating stuff over and over again. Not to mention he also contradicts himself on a few occasions. He did say he was really nervous during the interview, so that might be the case why.

  • I haven’t seen the fox in a long time.

  • LukasH

    I adore Len and I liked the interview, but honestly don’t see that much difefrence in those two vids.

  • Rob Eagle

    And the ” Since You Bring It Up, I’m A Vegetarian ” prize for swiftly mentioning you no longer eat meat (while contributing nothing to the substance of the discussion) goes to …

  • Freddy Leon

    I don’t think an issue of a comic book and a couple YouTube videos really counts. I’ve only seen one of his movies.

  • I’d say it was way more coherent. Both talked about the development process, however.

  • Domo

    But Jay and Jack did address a lot of the editing issues in Len’s films. Len made it really easy for RLM to discuss the black frames by admitting that he had someone else do the editing, and Len didn’t have time to look it over after. The conversation was friendly because Len admitted a lot of what he did as a film maker was faulty, and that he was willing to learn from those mistakes.

  • bassbait

    you didn’t finish your sentence. Now I’m dying to figure out how it ends!

  • Sad story.

  • LukasH

    Well, Landis is gonna ramble if you just let him ramble on, that’s back to my point at M&J not being the best interviewers.

  • Rob Eagle

    I’m still awaiting final script approval from the Studio Exec’s.

  • Strelnikov

    True, but having somebody from the “inside” saying it gives it a semi-official stamp.

  • bassbait

    make sure they serve you fine steak when they greenlight it.

  • Domo

    Well, they set it up as a conversation. It just failed as a bit of everything, at least for me.

    I just want to argue! RARRRGH.

  • Rob Eagle

    Ha Ha !

  • LukasH

    Well, I am of the opinion that your mom dresses you funny.

  • Len also makes movies for the heck of it. It’s not a business. It’s not a craft more than it is a entertaining weekend to shoot with buddies with some artistic merit added to it.

  • Domo

    Oh no! She showed you the corduroy pants with the Care Bears sweatshirt? Nooooooo.

  • Like Icare

    ERROR

    The request could not be satisfied.

    The Amazon CloudFront distribution is configured to block access from your country.

    Well that’s just racist… or something. Check your… ah… who cares…

  • LukasH

    No, no, I was only joking. You had to take it this far, really?!

  • bassbait
  • Domo

    I should have joked that, like Mike, my mom was a crack whore alcoholic, but it’s too early in the morning for that!

  • Like Icare

    It’s a part of a special event on account of its upcoming 20th anniversary. It’s gonna be great.

  • LukasH

    I agree. Tofu sucks.

  • bassbait

    All of these new people. It’s like first day of high school all over again… only stupider! JK it’s actually slightly less stupid.

  • DrClown

    It’s good to see Emo Phillips is still working, though this is a surprising career turn

  • bassbait

    have you ever had it with pad thai?

  • LukasH

    I had it all the ways actually. It’s strange, my girlfriend always says how versatile it is because it has no taste, but it tastes like damn tofu.

  • bassbait

    it’s not the taste that matters to me, it’s the texture, and I tend to hate the texture of tofu, but I think it works for pad thai. A really good pad thai meal with tofu is better than anything I’ve ever had with meat in it. In general I’m not a tofu fan though. I more prefer y’know, fruit. That’s pretty much the only food I care about lol.

  • Anyway, when is the next Pre Rec!

  • bassbait

    or the next Gamestation 2.0

  • LukasH

    Quick Cuts!

  • bassbait

    dudebros.

  • Grabowskis season 6

  • tOmy`

    I think I said it here once already, but for your amusement:

    The very first presentation I did in UNI, my teacher thought I am on coke and wanted to kick me out of the class. It has its downsides.

  • Like Icare

    Whoa… I like… Must have felt a disturbance in the Force… I think I woke up as this one was posted. All… anxious and stuff.
    Or maybe it’s all those biscuits I gorged on last night.

  • tOmy`

    Eyooo eyooo, it’s your #1 fan again, Max! What is cracking up in this bitch?! Eyooo! I really like the way you talk about things, bae! Dem socks, tho, cuddly af ^^

    Listen, what’s the status on that autograph?

  • What is happening here…

  • Let out a big fart. You’ll feel better.

  • Marvin Falz

    The Monkey Man Prequel Trilogy Special Edition.

  • CARE.
    BOARS.

  • bassbait

    my most viewed RLM video. Though not by choice.

  • bassbait

    should I send in my VHS copy of the “Earth Day Special” for admission onto WOTW? It’s got an all star cast. Seriously, ALL STAR cast.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Earth_Day_Special – look at that list.

  • Al Bundy is ecologically aware? Bullshit!

  • tjp77

    Max Landis is pretty cool guy. He makes movies and doesn’t afraid of anything.

  • LukasH

    I was really worried that the Youtube comments are gonna be sensible. Phew.

  • DrClown

    Shower with a friend.

  • tOmy`

    When you think of it, he does exactly the same thing they do – he is just having more of an insight as he is closer to the business than they are.

    Let’s be honest here: What else should have he done? Ripping movie industry apart and making fun of empty suits is basically RLM’s job description (except being professionally nonfunctional alcoholics).

    Try to think of it this way: If he was talking about how great it is and what great opportunity he has and so on, we would still complain about him acting like a douche. He is a fan of RLM and he just “carried” on with the vibe. “Making it” doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t complain or whine.

    Maybe I am just numb to this since this is what half of professional musicians do and I read about it every day, I don’t know.

    However, him talking about something else (I was really hoping for Oscar discussion + creativity in movie industry) would work much better, I see that I am most likely in minority of people who didn’t mind his attitude that much.

  • bassbait

    already have. It was fun I guess.

  • bassbait

    did you read it when Tool’s singer called Tool fans “insufferable retards”? That was classic.

  • Balgor Vern

    It was William Goldman who said it first about Hollywood: Nobody knows anything.

    Pretty much since Jaws shocked Hollywood into realizing how much money you could make off a single release every studio head has been clamoring for a formula that equates to a sure thing. The current trend of established IPs hitting and missing (and not hitting nearly as hard as expected) disproves this hypothesis and yet we still see the powers that be clinging to it like it’s a life-raft. Apparently they did not note how the director of Jaws’s Peter Pan passion project sucked the big one! The faith of the audience will carry you only so far (Hook still made money though most who sat through it still experienced quasi-PTSD with the result), and so there came into being a bullshit 3 strikes rule. To my memory, this rule was outed by Matt Damon who claimed that he’d had a couple of flops and that, as per the rule, if he didn’t hit with The Bourne Identity he would henceforth be shunned by any A-list production

    Long before this, this B.S. rule had been disproved by auteur Quentin Tarantino whose casting consistently gives has-beens and unknowns a much needed shot of adrenaline. I’m glad to see Matt is Still in there. My personal pick for this generation’s best male actor.

    Sadly, I think Max Landis has down part of the trailer formula that Hollywood expects will work when it comes to butts in the cinema. Brand recognition, plus Inception boom/sub-woofer sweep/Prometheus shriek. The good news is the audience is wising up and becoming far more internet savvy and I hope, after being awoken to the calculus of cynical, money grubbing decisions like Mockingjay Pt. 1, audiences begin to tamp down potential box office returns and have the pendulum swing back the other way.

    Meanwhile, Transformers movies continue to make money and why is that? I don’t blame the audience since I, like them, want to see a phenomenal Transformers movie. It is an IP ripe for an exceptionally fun popcorn experience, indicative of any property audiences imagine could be being done right. The problem, as I identify it, is the limitations of the intellects behind the experience. Picture it as a whittling down process. A movie is only as good as it’s script, filtered through its director, actualized by its set designer and portrayed by its cast (among many, many others – as the old adage goes: There’s many a slip ‘twixt a cup and a lip). Every one of them has to have passion for the project. Not the money. The project. If the project is great, the money will follow.

  • tOmy`

    Yea, I heard about that.

    But when it comes to this, I don’t think there is a better example than the Tidal revolution. When you compare Max Landis to that, he comes off like a humble person.

    Who likes kittens.

  • bassbait

    Tidal as in that replacement for iTunes or whatever? Yea that was pretty dumb.

    For the record, Maynard’s right, Tool fans are insufferable retards, myself included.

  • tOmy`

    And that’s the reason why I listen to Radiohead.

    They simply don’t give a flying fuck.

  • bassbait

    neither do Tool lol. Maynard just fucks with everybody all the time. Especially interviewers, which is why his out of context quotes offend a lot of people, when the context is he’s trolling.

    The reason why I don’t listen to Radiohead is because I don’t enjoy anything I’ve heard so far.

  • Electricb7

    That was a great interview. Its nice to hear a little more about how Hollywood works in these terrible terrible times in film.

  • tOmy`

    No other reason? What about Mike actually reading those tweets? That bit floored me.

    “Those hacks!”

  • bassbait

    original ideas don’t money.

  • bassbait

    My band’s email just got an email promo from Victoria’s Secret.
    But… how did they know I wear victoria’s secret?

  • LukasH

    Ooooooooooooooo! Thunder.

  • U guys remeber this 90s gem? From director John Landis comes Beverly Hills Cop III starring George Lucas.

    https://youtu.be/WEnGy2hTHgA?t=45s

  • I know because I sold it to you!!!!

  • bassbait

    you fuck.

  • Oh, the worst one?

  • bassbait

    speaking of Beverly Hill’s Cop…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k85mRPqvMbE

  • This is the best thing since Hiroshima.

    #suckitsushilovers

  • bassbait

    this would have made a nice addition to Phantom Menace. Maybe put him with Jar Jar in a spin-off movie?

  • bassbait

    part time.

  • tOmy`

    This is pretty much considered street-wear in my city.

  • bassbait

    Portland?

  • tOmy`

    Europe.

  • bassbait

    Same thing really.

  • Domo

    Well, I don’t think Landis does exactly as they do.

    Landis works in the system. RLM does not. Landis has a famous father and probably got connections that way. RLM have been building a business since high school. They made a living filming wedding videos to get the funds necessary to grow to where they are now. They’ve been at this for the better part of 2 decades while only being 5 or 6 years older than Landis.

    So, for me, they’re completely different people. Landis’ complaining would be like Jaden Smith complaining about After Earth doing poorly on twitter. Sure, Jaden Smith has a right to complain, but it’s hard not to see him as a complainer when he’s sitting front row at the VMAs at the age of 12 because of his dad. Especially when so many want the opportunities he (presumably) takes for granted.

  • Balgor Vern

    Srsly?

  • tOmy`

    Not to be a pretentious whiny asshole here, but hundred bucks says that no matter what he said, the result would end up being the same.

    I devised a special formula for this case:

    Hairdo + wardrobe choice + the fact we were making fun of him for past couple of weeks + eccentric behavior = expected results.

  • bassbait

    who let Rich Evans AND Mike Stoklasa into their wedding?

  • tOmy`

    But… but this is RLM. This is what we do here.

    It ain’t no Wall Street journal interview where he would complain about lack of originality over a glass of champagne.

  • bassbait

    a glass of whine?

  • Balgor Vern

    Mostow showed a heckuva lot of promise with U-751 and obviously was handed the Terminator project on the heels of that success, but alas, since then we’ve seen the limits of his capabilities.

  • Bubs

    I think a better title would’ve been “Max Landis talks at Mike and Jay.” But I digress. This was pretty great!

    In my personal opinion, the current cinema culture owes it all to movie theaters, and actually has nothing at all to do with the movie making process itself. For the audience, every movie nowadays is an investment. When you can spend $60 to $100 taking your family out to see a piece of shit like Jurassic World, you need to know that that’s $60 well spent. So you look only for trailers that appeal to you in as many ways possible. “Hey, I’ve heard of that. Oh, and I love explosions. And I can’t wait to see Famke Janssen’s tits!”

    In summation, I think that if the cost of going to the theater was lowered to its late 90s price (about 4-5 bucks a head), then we would start to see a shift of modern cinema culture back to where it was. I know I would definitely go out to the movies more often. As it stands, I’m not paying no 15 fucking dollars to see “Spy Kids 3D”.

  • bassbait

    but you get to wear 3D glasses!

  • tOmy`

    I know this will sound weird, but you are one of the people I was actually waiting for to comment.

    I expected the opposite tho.

  • Domo

    Hey! Len Kabasinski drank vodka during both his discussions. RLM knows how to treat a guest right.

  • tOmy`

    Yea, but we wear it better, goddammit!

  • Bubs

    Sorry I left you feeling disappointed. Get in line behind the other women.

    How do you mean the opposite? Like rail on Max Landis for 15 paragraphs? That’s just too easy!

  • Balgor Vern

    Ya, as home theater evolves, with all the distractions subtracted and all the potty breaks included, I wonder how cinemas will survive going forward. Full frontal nudity?

  • tOmy`

    HBO did it first. It wouldn’t be original.

  • tOmy`

    Yea, for some reason I was expecting you to rail him. I fully agree with what you said.

    Now, enough with these Oxford pleasantries, back to making fun of him.

  • bassbait

    not gonna lie, I haven’t regularly attended theaters since around the time that 3rd Pirates of the Caribbean movie came out. Idk what even happened I just stopped showing up. So I’ve been totally lost on the state of affairs with movies, although HitB keeps me at least mostly up to date.

    Gonna ask – when was the last time you went into a movie without any sort of hype built around it? Like, you didn’t know much about the movie, it wasn’t attached to a big series, you didn’t see a bunch of positive reviews or anything, you just kinda found out about it and saw it? Last one I saw might have been that movie “Hanna”, which was pretty weak at the time but I might like it more now.

  • Balgor Vern

    Great thing about HBO – it allows us to spank it in private. Europeans, however, just shake their heads at us and laugh like we’re stupid infants.

  • bassbait

    Better than Portland, sure…

    actually Max dresses pretty normal by LA standards. But fuck LA.

  • tOmy`
  • Bubs

    It may sound weird but.. I actually didn’t hate him. I thought he seemed kinda like a nice guy. Still he sure did have a lot of fuckin excuses for American Ultra’s floppiness. Yeah, it wasn’t marketed great, but that’s no fuckin excuse.

    I didn’t see Mad Max: Fury Road the first week it was out because It was marketed like another big dumb action movie. But after the rave reviews, I was like “Well fuck, then I guess I better go see it.” A good movie will stand out. Period. An average movie will not. And all the excuses in the world won’t change that. There was an obvious failure on the part of RLM to address the failings in the script.

    On a side note, this video did NOT feel 27 minutes long. This interview was better written than Jurassic World: Tales from Genesys Space.

  • Balgor Vern

    Goddamn, 4-5 bucks a head? In the 90s? Our Australia tax was already double that! No wonder we pirate the shit out of shit!

  • Bubs

    Totally. I remember going to see the Phantom Menace and paying $5.25. As long as we’re talking about how much TPM sucked cock, I was like 10 years old when I saw it (presumably the exact target age of the movie) and I remember being confused as fuck, and bored by the incredibly long action scenes. But I really liked how colorful it was.

    When it got to the end where Anakin destroys the donut ship, I didn’t know who the fuck was who, or why it was happening. Quality storytelling!

  • tOmy`

    I might be a bit biased because as I said, I know a lot of people who act exactly the same and he is really close to home.

    Which is unfortunate, because making fun of him is a bit hard then.

  • Domo

    At a movie theater? Probably Interstellar, however that was an incredibly rare occurrence.

    Pretty much any movie going experience for the past decade was planned ahead of time, tickets bought online in advance, and decisions made on whether it made sense to wait for home video. Heck, most films have pre-screenings through iTunes before they even show up on a big screen, and by the time Matinees come around, the film is a week away from a RedBox showing. Even my library has all these films lined up for people to place on hold before the film even hits theaters. And because people dump their dvd collections to switch to streaming, it’s easy to get what you want ridiculously cheap. Not even going to include torrents. It’s hard to fight with free.

    Add in a decent home theater system that doesn’t involve dealing with other people, and going to the theater for only giant blockbusters makes so much more sense.

  • Bubs

    *Butt

  • bassbait

    ironically for me it’s the opposite, the only reason why I would go to a movie theater is to see something not at all similar to a big blockbuster. Like I saw the AVGN movie in theaters, and I saw Upstream Color in theaters, and those are the kinds of things I prefer to see if I have a chance, over a blockbuster. Because I don’t feel any sense of urgency about seeing a blockbuster the minute it comes out, and I usually either go to see a film that matters a lot to me, or I go to see a film on a whim, and if I go to see a film on a whim then I’m going to pick the film that I haven’t even heard of.

  • bassbait

    I had an opportunity for that pun and decided to leave it behind.

  • Bubs

    Last time for me was “The Gift”, starring Arrested Development Dad. It was surprisingly enjoyable. I would put it in the top 75% of movies, mostly because of the guy who starred, wrote, and directed it. He did a great job.

  • bassbait

    Jeffrey Tambor?

  • Bubs

    No, he was the dad in “TransParent”. I’m clearly talking about Michael Cera.

  • tOmy`

    We do.

    EUROPE! EUROPE!

  • Tits or GTFO! WHOOP! WHOOP!

  • Domo

    It’s not about urgency for seeing a blockbuster the second it comes out. It really is visuals and sound combined with a (Hopefully) great story. Watching Mad Max: Fury Road just ain’t the same on a little screen, and it’s even better to be surrounded by people who get really fucking wow’ed by it along with you.

    My theater hosts Met Opera showings. They’re wonderful also, but unless it’s certain acts, I’m waiting to watch them at home.

    Otherwise, to me, it just isn’t worth the price or the hassle.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    Preach it! If I’m gonna watch a movie that relies on grand visuals and sound I’m gonna make an effort to see it in theatre.

  • tOmy`

    SELLOUT!

  • Bubs

    Yeah I used to live in San Francisco. They roll people like him off an assembly line. For all you children out there, I don’t mean gays. I mean “Creative People (TM)”.

  • tOmy`

    I am glad we still have an option here to see these movies past the mass craze in multiplexes.

    I usually go and watch them couple of weeks later, for cheaper, in old cinemas, with a cold beer.

  • Yeah, that interview was nice.

  • Bubs

    We can’t serve beer in theaters in here in America. Which is a shame. I imagine if we could though, the markup would be about $10.

    Still… no one said you can’t bring your own…

  • dollar store cashier wife

    for proper cinema experience? hell yeah bitch!

  • tOmy`

    Yea – the people I know from the “creative” industry would put his eccentricity to shame. The passion is the same tho.

  • Domo

    See, where I live, that isn’t much of an option. We have 3 huge theaters in the state. Everything else is either in NYC or Boston. Most shit is gone in just a few weeks to make way for the new. It really is a get it while it’s hot mentality.

  • Balgor Vern

    District 9 – best surprise ever. Been disappointed that the Peter Jackson dream team haven’t been tempering Blomkamp’s efforts since.

  • tOmy`

    You can’t in most of our multiplexes. You can grab a beer to the older cinemas – one of the most popular ones here actually has its own bar and caffee attached to it, so during “festivals”, you can sorta go back and forth between the theater and the bar.

    And then, obviously, the summer cinemas. That shit is the bomb.

  • bassbait

    Fury Road was great and I saw it as a big fan of the Mad Max series and after hearing all the rave reviews.

    However, that might be the *only* film of the past 15 years or so actually *worth* seeing in theaters. Well, one of the only ones for me at least.

    Here’s a fun little story to explain my problem with this whole thing –

    It’s 2009. My family all still lives together and my mom wants us to go to a movie together. So we do. The movie is Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr. I walk in, movie starts, there’s RDJ just RDJ’in it up. Then suddenly I wake up and I see them on top of some sort of construction equipment or something, and there’s some guy? And then it’s over.

    I slept through the entire fucking thing. Theaters do that to me. Same shit happened when I saw Star Trek 09, although I may have been awake for it but I just don’t remember the movie at all.

    It’s not fun. Movies aren’t fun in theaters when you have to sit still, say nothing, and be bombarded with sound and visuals for 90 minutes, at a concert level of loudness. It’s honestly painful. If I have to be bombarded with sound and visuals, I want to be VERY invested in those things. I have an even more cynical outlook on modern films than Jay and Mike. All of the Marvel movies I’ve seen, for example, were just a chore to sit through. I feel my life wasting away when I watch those big budget, visual driven movies.

    That’s just me though, of course.

  • tOmy`

    Yea, it’s pretty puzzling when it comes to this. I remember having this conversation here with someone.

    We have two major multiplexes (including IMAX) in this city and about 30 other cinemas – from summer ones, to club ones, from old ones, to new ones, from student ones, to a cinema on a boat.

    Sure, it’s not all just glory and high-end experience, but it gives you the option to see a lot of great stuff. Thanks to this, I had a chance to catch Sound City couple a days back in the cinema.

    And our summer cinemas usually show all the typical stuff – so this year, you had a chance to catch Mad Max, Whiplash, Nightcrawler and Birdman in the same cinema, that showed Lost Highway and Space Odyssey couple of days later.

  • Bubs

    You may be thinking of another four letter word, “Garbage”. Nah I’m just kidding, the word is “Fun”.

  • Would’ve loved to see some more shenanigans at the end, but I guess Space Cop drained all their budget. 😉

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Why does every “Conversation With” guest have problems sitting properly? First Matt Hannon with his manspreading that would drive any feminist crazy. And now Landis with the weird, tippy toed way.

  • bassbait

    I’d watch “Fuck off, Ghost!” in theaters. Wait didn’t I see that 5 times already?

  • Bubs

    #GayShaming

  • The Dioxis causes the false posture.

  • tOmy`

    What’s wrong with your pussy?

  • dollar store cashier wife

    don’t worry because hollywood is already working on Paranormal Activity 6,66.

    It’s gonna be great.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    my pussy pops the feeling

    #deephouse

  • Are ya havin’ a clitboner again, grandma?

  • Like Icare

    Umm… Landis got it wrong there on the movie stars and mattering issue.
    Big enough StarsTM, doing their “thingTM”, will get people to watch the movie if it is marketed to them as a StarsTM movie doing their thingTM.

    I.e. Action Guy doing action things movie. Action Guy doing a comedy? Meeh… maybe.
    A drama?
    Fuck that shit. I don’t even know you anymore Action Guy. I thought you were my friend.
    Image is everything. People don’t want the actor – they want the character.
    Jack Sparrow – not Johnny Depp doing a Not Jack Sparrow.

    It’s how Adam Sandler movies work. He gives his audience Adam Sandler movies. And they like them.
    He does shit like that Women and Children movie…

    It’s just that the StarTM thing has always worked for… well… Dapper Dan people.
    Pepsi people. Coca Cola people. My brand people.
    People who buy into a brand and will eat shit and wear clown suits if it has THEIR brand on it.
    I.e. People who don’t like to spend much time thinking about certain things. Like… most of the things.

    StarsTM work for people who are seeking out their entertainment based on INERTIA.
    Inertia of past experience, inertia created by marketing, cultural inertia (“oversees” market)…
    StarsTM are working exactly as they always did.

    That’s why Tom Cruise has made 5 (FIVE) Mission Impossible movies and why he’s filming another Jack Reacher movie despite it clocking in only 80 million domestic on a 60 million budget.
    Cause he’s Tom Cruise.
    And across the world, where it made another 138 million, Tom Cruise The Action Guy is a strong enough brand to warrant another movie.
    Not cause it was based on decades of books (which nobody read), or cause of Rosamund Pike (whom everyone still ignored back then), or cause of Werner Fucking Herzog shows up and talks about biting off his own fingers.
    Or even cause of the action and Tom’s driving skills.

    That’s why the entire movie is summed up by Tom standing and looking like a bobblehead Tom trying to remember where he left his keys.
    http://www.impawards.com/2012/posters/jack_reacher_ver2_xlg.jpg

  • Balgor Vern

    Bingo. The first movie I ever remember being recommended to take the 45 minute car trip to go cinemate was Raiders Of The Lost Ark. God damn if the word of mouth wasn’t right as fuck!

  • Will there be a scene where he’s riding a motorcycle tho? That’s all I need to know.

  • Bubs

    I’m still hoping for a scene where his Thetan-Level gets over 9000 and he goes Super-Thetan. In Super-Thetan mode he grows an extra inch and more easily subjugates women and children.

  • Bubs

    Nothing! Sometimes you just have to set your pussy free…

  • I’d download that via torrent. Write a treatment, brah!

  • Like Icare

    Tom? Possibly.

    BTW… they talked about doing the car chase in the first Jack Reacher (which is really not that bad a movie – simple, like the books… but not bad) in such a way to be able to show that it REALLY is Tom who’s driving… and how they had to do the entire car chase basically around his face.
    Some of the friends of my friends on Facebook called that a car chase that wasn’t a car chase and an “intellectual car chase”.
    But you sure as fuck see that it’s Tom behind the wheel.
    And at least there’s no CGI cars… gotta give them that.

    And it is a fine little movie.
    Good actors, fine performances, Robert Duvall shows up as the old fart, Alexia Fast shows up as the young thang, Rosamund Pike shows up as a hot “follow the rules” attorney, Jai Courtney plays “that guy” again… and Werner Herzog plays Werner Herzog as the Siberian gulag guy.

    But without Tom Cruise it would be more suited for a series of TV movies starring Tom Selleck.

    What is it with Toms?

  • Jeff Parsons

    Wow. I absolutely loved Primer – like an unhealthy amount of love, I recommend it to friends and they always hate it – and was really excited for A Topiary. Then I see Upstream Color is coming out, and I bought it right from his website. And … I don’t get it. I can’t even really say I’m happy it exists. It was just a thing I saw and don’t really ever care to see again.

  • Joe

    The thing is that Max seemed to say “it’s all a mess so it’s nobody’s fault, or if it’s somebody’s fault, it’s certainly not mine.” while also being completely oblivious to the opportunities he has gotten in life that other writers and filmmakers would kill for. I think that’s his biggest problem.

  • bassbait

    I thought it was better than Primer. Not sure why you didn’t like it but people have different tastes so I’m not surprised that some fans of Primer won’t be into it.

  • Jeff Parsons

    Hey Max, I just want to say, even though you’ll never read this, that I think you make terrible movies but I’m glad you’re having fun doing it. No hard feelings.

  • Balgor Vern

    Clearly there’s SOMETHING to be said for brand recognition. But what it all comes down to is the filter it has to sift through – ie. the talents involved every step of the way. Jessie Eisenberg was the shit after The Social Network – a mediocre Aaron Sorkin script, directed by David Fincher. If you don’t know why this should equal greatness you clearly haven’t seen enough of their works. After that what happened to Hollywood golden boy, Jessie Eisenbeg?

  • Joe

    I think they would ask the right questions if given an opportunity to talk. No Mike/Jay aren’t going to Larry King interrupt him with questions though, which I don’t think is terrible.

  • Joe

    Somebody let me know when a gif of that is made.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    I think that’s more because of combination of being nervous+being passionate about a discussion.

  • Bubs

    While I agree with the first part of your statement, I must address the second:

    I’ve seen multiple people mention now that he’s had a privileged life, as if that matters. It doesn’t. If his dad was the richest fucking person in the galaxy or came from a third world country, it wouldn’t alter his right bitch. If you’re letting his upbringing impact your opinion of him, then you’re a tool (this goes for everyone).

    Yes. I said it. Rich people have the right to bitch. And, gawdfuhbid, even rich white people. Now if you want to think he’s a douche because you don’t like his face, or he’s whining too much, that’s fine. But leave his “privilege (TM)” out of it.

  • bassbait

    Defending rich white people? That’s some revolutionary shit.

  • Joe

    He didn’t get millions of dollars, also he didn’t take 20 minutes to say what he had to say, also Landis is excusing his bad movie where is this guy is just commenting on a youtube clip.

  • Bubs

    I know, just because they have more money than me, doesn’t mean they deserve the same rights!

  • dollar store cashier wife

    OCCUPY WALL STREET 2015!

    wait I’m sorry what was the topic?

  • Bubs

    I don’t really like leaving the house… can we just do #OccupyDisqus instead?

  • bassbait

    Money’s a dumb idea anyways, we should slaughter the rich and use their bodies for currency.

  • Joe

    It is a fair point, but he just never acted like he had perspective. I mean if people spend millions of dollars to make your story a reality the least you can do is acknowledge your good fortune.

  • Bubs

    I think we should go back to the barter system. I will give you 2 ears of corn for a 6-pack of Old Milkwaukee.

  • Joe

    He will appear on the last HitB ever, it will be like poetry…

  • Joe

    That’s right, Susan.

  • bassbait

    I’m down with bartertown.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    it failed because of valve’s 11$ marketing

  • Jeff Parsons

    I guess I just don’t see how your dad being in Hollywood makes you more or less likely to come up with a good idea. More likely to learn the trade and make a product? Sure. More likely to get a chance? Sure. But it’s not like they stop good ideas from being made, particularly today. I mean I hate Sofia Coppola’s entire ouvre, but whatever.

  • Joe

    I am not a “check your privilege” guy, he does have a right to complain, but if you have good fortune and good opportunities that should at least be paid lip service to let people know you aren’t taking for granted that which other people have to bust ass for.

    Rich people can complain, but everybody should have perspective and be capable of taking responsibility.

  • Bubs

    No, he shouldn’t have to say that. The movie industry sucks. You’re basically saying that he should be glad he gets to suck the studio’s cock just because other people would jump at the chance to swallow that sweet Hollywood jizm.

  • tOmy`

    Whenever I see your post, I always start by reading the first sentence and then the last.

    Reading your whole post is like a journey then: “I wonder how he go there…”

  • tOmy`

    It’s stylistically designed to be marketed that way.

  • tOmy`

    It depends on what are you bitching about.

    “25% of my Hispanic maid staff is not meeting my standards of sexiness, I demand discount on their kids!” is less okay than “I dislike Transformers.”

  • Like Icare

    Not brand recognition.

    Brand adoption.
    You can market all the menstrual pads you want to me and make me recognize the brands – I’m not gonna buy them.
    Now… Bury me in shaving utensils… and I might eventually decide to try your product, and… if it is acceptable, I’ll keep buying it cause it does what it should be doing – it removes hairs from my face without cutting me and causing me pain.
    And I’ll keep buying it until it is no longer produced, there’s a really REALLY better and more affordable solution – or I for some reason decide to start wearing a beard (not gonna happen).

    Eisenberg may have been Hollywood’s golden boy – but to audiences he never transcended the “that guy from that thing” mark.
    He is not a StarTM. He’s “that guy”.

    Movie star does not mean famous actor.
    It means “people will watch and even buy shit based on name recognition alone” – but that only WORKS (as opposed to just what people assume it means, as defined) if the name fits the brand.
    Action Guy being an Action Guy. Funny Guy being a Funny Guy. Sexy Man being a Sexy Man.

    Oh… people will talk about Action Guy going all Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder.
    But would they watch an entire movie of that with him in that role?
    What for? They’ve seen the highlights already. Make him do another Action Guy movie.

    As for Sorkin and Fincher…
    Now… this might sound crazy and all… But for most people… That means nothing.
    Most people know only the names of REALLY REALLY REALLY big stars.
    And it is age related too.
    Kids don’t know the old stars, adults don’t know the new stars until they hit it big, old people don’t know anyone but the old stars.
    Everyone else is “that guy”, followed by their most recognizable character.

    And almost no one knows the directors (apart from some big names like Spielberg and such) outside the people in the industry and people who watch and talk about movies the way other people watch and talk about sports, or music, or politics…
    And no one… NO ONE! No one knows the writers.

    It’s not a RLM line. It’s a MasterCard commercial.

    Really. There’s one that makes fun about buying a book on learning how to write a great novel – only to be snubbed at the Oscars when it is made into a movie.

    It ends by the guy picking up a book on being a director.

    Then again there’s that scene in the Nickleodeon where audiences fawn about the actors while dismissing directors as “Oh, they only MAKE the movies…”

    Brad Pitt sells a movie.

    Brad Bird… Is he like… some comicbook character? Is that the name of the Birdman guy?

  • Judge Frownyface

    He is hateful.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Sicario. I loved it.

    Victoria. Loved that too.

    Both this year.

  • Joe

    I promise you I am not saying that.

  • Victor Drax

    Interesting plot twist.

    Hey, Max, really hated American Ultra but your dad made one of my favorite movies, so… tell him that for me 😛

  • Bubs

    Then I don’t understand what you’re saying. What purpose would it serve if he began all his whining with “I am very fortunate to be doing the job I love. [Insert whining part here].”?

    It’s sort of like saying, “I think you’re a fat ugly bitch and you smell terrible. Just kidding.” Does the fact that I ended it with “Just Kidding” really diminish what I said before it? Not for me.

  • Jesse Gold

    I went into Drive expecting it to be like the Fast and the Furious movies, like a lot of people did. Unlike many of those people, I was pleasantly surprised.

  • Like Icare

    Yeah… I know…
    I TRY for it to make sense and to keep it structured… but it is mostly stream of consciousness/thought.

    It’s what happens when you go into a comment without having your argument fully formed and distilled in your head and you just kinda get there in writing, condensing intuitive feeling into words and ideas.

    Also, when you forget your graphorrhea medicine. Wait… is there a graphorrhea medicine?

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    If I told you why I was late you would never believe me.
    But content YAY!

  • tOmy`

    Were you catching the second lizard to achieve your life goal?

  • tOmy`

    Bleach?

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    Just as I saw this post, a trailer for his shitty movie’s dvd release came on.

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    Yeah, I’m not gonna watch this one. His attitude stinks.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    And this is the reason the twist in Terminator Gynysys was spoiled in the trailers. Some PR assholes have calculated that people are more likely to go see a movie if they know exactly what’s going to happen in them.

  • bassbait

    Holy shit Taylor Swift is 5’10? That’s crazy.

  • Brandon Dwyer

    Damn her makeup people are good.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    That was not George saying “hey!”

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    At church.

  • ElectricPrism

    A middle class prissy white boy is not a good fit for writing a stoner movie. What is this Logic 101?

  • Judge Frownyface

    Jay is polite to him but Mike’s disdain and disinterest is pretty clear, bless him. Can’t help but compare it to other conversations where they are obviously interested in and excited about their guest.

  • Like Icare

    While they’re promoting Max’s Frankenstein (Is that the name? Igor? Sexy Igor?) – will RLM guys get a cut from what that movie makes?
    Or at least a credit somewhere…

    On account of them basically summing up that movie. Down to it existing on account of Harry Potter. And title recognition alone. Well… a not alone.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFnwZ06urYg&feature=youtu.be&t=124

    They even guessed that the main character, which in Frankenstein movies is naturally Igor, will be a handsome young man.

  • Lt Hurwitz

    Mildly?

  • ElectricPrism

    FTFY – Two guys in L.A. drinking beer and pitching to max landis.

  • ElectricPrism

    I theorize that the beverage in question was not alcohol, but in fact bleach – to help him forget about all the things he was hearing.

  • Judge Frownyface

    Be quiet, I’m trying to write a “Deliverance” reboot where a bunch of effeminate ponces in raver clothes go canoeing ironically.

  • Like Icare

    Ah… It’s that time already?
    But shouldn’t the annual gathering of lizard men government be on the winter solstice? Or at least a full moon.

  • Like Icare

    Call it “Canoeing”.

    It will be SO ironic when the “canoeing” scene happens.

  • ElectricPrism

    Permanently remembered as “That hipster director that wouldn’t stfu”.

    Can we get a chipmunk version of him talking like in Bugs Bunny? The entertainment value would triple instantly.

  • Bubs

    You’ll have to replace the rape scene because that’ll never fly. Instead, have them bump into a bunch of uneducated Republocrats. Where they learn a powerful message about equality and how “just because we’re different, doesn’t mean we can’t get along.”

  • ElectricPrism

    So now it appears Mike & Jay have filed a restraining order against Max Landis for his murder threats on the show…

  • Yeah, that sounds impressive. But Cruise always has to prove to the audience he’s still Mr. Actionman. It’s annoying. Even tho on the other hand I kinda welcome his efforts. I really enjoyed Rogue Nation and thought it was the best of the M:I sequels so far.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    That’s what I say when people argue that I should eat broccoli because it doesn’t even taste like anything. Why the hell would eat something that has no taste and feels disgusting in my mouth hole?

  • Judge Frownyface

    Reboot “My Cousin Vinny” on your own time, I’m an artiste.

  • Judge Frownyface

    It’s going to be great.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    It was the heels.

  • Lucid Flux

    I now understand why American Ultra had tone issues.

    Max has ADHD

  • WrongWithYourFace

    George will make sure it will indeed be the last.

  • bassbait

    Are you saying that ADHD people have issues with keeping things consistent?

    Hey look, a bird!

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    It was just the planning committee for taking over the world Christmas Party. not a full Gathering, That was G20.

  • bassbait

    I think broccoli’s alright but I understand completely where you’re coming from. I like crunchy shit. My favorite thing to eat sometimes is just pure tortilla chips. It’s just salty crunch, but it’s satisfying. Meanwhile the texture of chicken grosses me out.

  • bassbait

    It’s 5 AM and I can’t sleep. And “Come to Daddy” is playing. Fuck insomnia. For realzies.

  • Bubs

    So it’s about time we go off-topic. DSCW mentioned Occupy Wall Street down below and it made me irritated at how dumb that movement was.

    History will likely look back on Occupy Wall Street as the 2010’s version of the Civil Rights movement. Books will be written about how “it changed everything”. When really, it changed fucking nothing. A bunch of hipsters blocked traffic on Wall Street for a few months, then it started to snow and they went home. If anything, all it did was outline just how absolutely powerless the American people have become. Even when we stop looking at our iPhones for five minutes and band together, we still can’t accomplish anything.

    #OccupyMyComputerChair

  • bassbait

    I used to care, but then I realized that it’s unhealthy to care, and so I stopped.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Victor Frankenstein looks Looks worse than I Frankenstein, Which ironically was filmed in Frankston, Victoria.
    Puntastic!

  • Bubs

    And it was directed by Anne Frank! #TooSoon

  • bassbait

    you couldn’t have gone with “punderful?”

    Just sit and punder that for a bit.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    No its a beautiful expression of natural selection… what we do is start it up next summer get every hipster in the world.
    Then as winter sets in… Evict them from their homes, Seize their assets, close every coffee shop that isn’t a Starbucks and dump them in New Jersey.
    They will all be dead and eaten in a few days… the lucky ones…
    For the unlucky The Snooki will get them.
    Snooki gonna getcha’

  • WrongWithYourFace

    The creative process in comics can really vary, though. It can be the writer giving exact, panel-to-panel descriptions of what he wants. Or it can be a true creative collaboration, where the artist gets to interpret the script freely as a visual story-teller.

    Thanks for the Batwoman shoutout, though. Never was interested in the character but that looks genuinely interesting, visually.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    I wont stand for this!

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    We do you Dick!
    plus nice pussy. Is it Sgt. Meowinstine?

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Fine but I’m not going down on Tina Turner…. No matter how hard Ike slaps me.
    .
    .
    .
    Too soon?

  • WrongWithYourFace

    He was demoted to beer carrier.

  • Bubs

    Gary Laser Eyes

  • Mac Gruber

    He is cyclothymic apparently.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Man you really do watch TPB.
    Good on ya. I love that show.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Because they look like rainbows?

  • Inkall

    At a basic level that is funny…but I think it would be funnier if it was an energetic person who played off them rather an energetic person just spraying words at them it would actually be good rather than that kind of “can’t look away from a car crash” deal.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Wasn’t she in The Rocky Horror Picture Show?

  • Inkall

    Personally I want to see if they are as snazzy as his socks…

  • Inkall

    I just read the comments while listening to it so I didn’t have to look at him.

  • Inkall

    Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg was classy as fuck… Landis not so much.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    After 25 minutes of staring at a hyperactive rainbow, it slowly started to dawn on me that Max Landis might actually be gay.

    He also has the perfect whiner voice. Not implying this has any correlation with gay.

  • Inkall

    Some people really should just stay off things like Twitter. Pretty sure Max may be one of those people.

  • bassbait

    #maxshaming

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    I been there man… the Aphex Twins Rock the 5am crazy.

    https://youtu.be/UBS4Gi1y_nc

  • bassbait

    It was actually this cover with the almighty God that is Mike Patton on vocals

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlKN6h6eOoU

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    You dont. copy the URL in the banner or click share and copy that link.
    I blame ‘420’ assuming you’re not taking the piss.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.
  • bassbait

    oh well, I’m way too sleep deprived to bother. The link works either way. I’m not actually the biggest Aphex Twin fan, but I *am* the biggest Dillinger Escape Plan fan, AND the biggest Mike Patton fan, so having both things coming together for a whole EP is like reese’s peanut butter cups – two good things coming together to make a great thing.

    Oh and I don’t like Reese’s all that much.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    I have to say 5 minutes in I got bored and caught up on my comments and drinking…
    I hope I’m drunk enough for the rest. cause Interviewing people from bad movies is interesting. but interviewing interesting people who making boring movies is either boring because they are on good behaviour, or short…. because they storm out.

  • Amontillado

    RLM: cutting thru bullshit with booze and snark since 2005!

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    I get that those monkey’s can carry Ebola.

  • Amontillado

    Awkwardness never look so good until Mike Stoklasa.

  • Amontillado

    #TeamJack, #JackIsMyHipster

  • Amontillado

    At least he never buzzed like a fridge.

  • Amontillado

    Bubs did you get surgery, cause WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOUR FAAAAAAAAAACE!

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Maximum Landing blames his dad…
    STAY ON TOPIC!

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    I have to say It…
    If Maximum Landing wasnt in on the joke… this seems cruel.

  • Amontillado

    RLM embraces the best of the Milwaukee spirit. They’re hard workin’, put up with bitter winters, and the snark of the average American who refers to their part of the country as one of ‘fly-over-states.’ RLM has been and continues to be the greatest model for how to live as a decent human being: do what you love, be humble, and always be having fun with your friends.

  • AreyouaNazi? Isthatyourelf?

    It’s not so bad, you can feel how Hollywood has crushed him and driven him insane, and how he wants to tell the world how fucked it is.

    It’s just he fails and puts his foot in his mouth constantly.

    Oh, and he is still batshit insane.

  • bassbait

    Sun’s up, and I gotta find a way to sleep despite this fact.

    I’ll dream of all of you, I’m sure.

  • vp

    You let this smug fuck come on your show and lecture you for half hour without challenging him? WTF?

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    OMG!!!!? Am I Maximum Landing?!
    Because thats how Hollywould makes me feel.

  • bassbait

    oh god I just realized I have to be up in like 4 hours FUCK

    thanks insomnia. Obamnia?

  • tOmy`

    I know this might be totally far fetched, but couldn’t the reason behind it be that they actually agree with him?

    I think they are pretty much on the same page.

  • LukasH

    Yah.

  • AreyouaNazi? Isthatyourelf?

    I’m not so sure he is smug, I think he is exasperated and looking for anyone who’ll listen at all to his side of the story. As I said below, it just so happens that he isn’t very good at relating a viewpoint without leaving gaps or coming across whiney. He just puts his foot in his mouth because he articulates his thoughts poorly.

  • Marvin Falz

    I don’t say it’s impossible. But outward appearances really tell nothing. The most straight-looking men can be totally gay and men who positively look and ‘feel’ gay can be totally straight.

  • vp

    about everything?

  • tOmy`

    Well, it seemed quite obvious that whenever they disagreed, they made it pretty clear.

  • AreyouaNazi? Isthatyourelf?

    Think of it this way, you write a story and it gets ruined by someone else, but your name is attached to it. Everyone looks at you, blames you, in part or full.

    If that happens enough, I think you’d feel really shit inside, and want to tell people. But if you’re not very good at expressing yourself clearly and concisely, you’re in trouble.

    That’s Maximum Landing, he says something without seeing how normal people will interpret what he says. I kinda pity the guy.

  • Amontillado
  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    That got Moded? it was proper Moding not a delete. WTF?

  • AreyouaNazi? Isthatyourelf?

    Who shot who with the what now?

  • Amontillado

    Or change the canoe to a bathtub, then you can call it “Tubthumping;” just remember to secure them song rights beforehand, the song lawyers are vicious bastards.

  • SheWasMyRushmore

    Oh wait until you hear his voice…

  • Amontillado

    Could still take care in a knife fight; what’s her reach?

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    I dont have access to the data at this point….

  • AreyouaNazi? Isthatyourelf?

    You know what Max is? He is Lando in Empire Strikes Back. The hyperdrive isn’t working, everyone is blaming him and pushes him aside, he’s yelling “it’s not my fault!” But nobody really cares.

    The downside is hat he isn’t very good at defending himself nor shifting the blame, in fact, he really needs to avoid it and really keep it to “it’s not the movie I envisioned, and that saddens me.” If he did that, people would be like “ok, cool, I clearly and easily understand that.” Instead he uses words with multiple translations and the most likely interpretation of what he says isn’t what he intends.

    The mind boggles.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Man My Movies are shit but I’ll show my Potty to anyone who will watch.

  • AreyouaNazi? Isthatyourelf?

    I remember the comment, but it was just poorly placed and poorly articulated rage directed at RLM for hearing a dude out.

  • Lt Hurwitz

    The face Mike pulls when Landis compliments the Plinkett reviews makes me suspect there will never be a RLM version of PAX, which is what we all dream of.

  • tOmy`

    This post was a bit puzzling, but then I realized that you come from the north where earth-tones can be still considered a pretty colorful choice.

  • AreyouaNazi? Isthatyourelf?

    He is too busy working on a review for Mystics of Bali ok?

  • Bubs

    I think he was just embarrassed by it. Mike has never struck me as a prideful guy. For people like him (and me), it’s awkward when people compliment their work.

  • TheManHole

    Yeah shhhh they are watching us. Annoying too since I just wrote out a reply to it.

  • LukasH

    I don’t think he’s incompetent for one. And even though he comes off as overly confident, it’s a confidence of someone who really freaking cares about what you think of him.

  • Marvin Falz

    I think that too. I also don’t think that Mike and Jay were genuinely disinterested in what he had to say. On the contrary.

  • tOmy`

    I hate your work.

    You are welcome.

  • AreyouaNazi? Isthatyourelf?

    Emotion is driving his responses in the social environment, it’s really just as simple as him stepping back and saying “it’s not my vision”.

    Who knows, if it happens enough he might get a doco made about him in the style of Jodorowskis: Dune, where they talk about the artistic genius and visionary that is Landis. Instead, by going off at people he is tarnishing his image by appearing to call everyone else wrong.

  • TheManHole

    I don’t really get smug off what he was saying. It can be very hard
    to get a point across effectively using T̶w̶a̶t̶e̶r Twitter. You can
    tell in his attitude voice and even him saying it that he is a massive
    RLM fan girl like most us here. I think he was just happy to get to meet
    the crew and I believe him when he says the Studio system is a load of
    dicks.

    I do think however that the episode would have been better if it was allowed to be more of an interview rather then a rant. Like what we got with Len Kabasinski or Matt Hannon. Max is just a really energetic person and like everyone else has pointed out, that is a weird contrast to Mike and Jay’s comma level conversations.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    the irony is that Come To Daddy is precisely mocking that style of music just in electronic realm. To make a straight cover of it I dunno…that’s like a pop singer trying to make an acapella cover of Windowlicker.

  • AreyouaNazi? Isthatyourelf?

    Well, that is true, but perhaps that is down to the editing too. If they wanted us to pick up on those key points, or if that was the best material available, so be it. I quite liked it, as anytime I can see such honest conversation I enjoy it.

  • Lt Hurwitz

    Imagine Mike surrounded by fifty people doing that, it would be his idea of hell…and hilarious (pulls giant flask, gentle melody plays)

  • Captain Turbo

    She’s like a sexy giraffe.

  • Marvin Falz

    Like when Alexandre Phillipe asked Mike how it feels like to have millions of viewers for TPM Review, Mike doesn’t answer, but diverts to another topic. At least the material was cut that way.

  • LukasH

    Bubs, I think we’re gonna call this thing off. You’re not the contrarian dick I fell in love with anymore.

  • LukasH

    It’s the haircut, isn’t it?

  • tOmy`

    I think it’s time to take RLM comment section on a casual stride through our Friday cafe / club / theater scene.

  • LukasH

    Subway’d cut it too.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Lose exactly 2.5cm.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    trust me the rest of europe has their fair share of hipsters/fashion disasters too.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    FUCK EM!

  • Bubs

    Can Max Landis just put a gun in his mouth and blow the brains out of the back of his head while someone that he loves watches? #Unsubscribed

  • K.L

    Can someone recap the last 20 mins for me??

  • LukasH

    OK, we’re back on, lover boy.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    People!

  • LukasH

    Massive freaking orgy. As per usual.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Thats what I said.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Now that the hard part is over, right?

  • LukasH

    It’s never over!

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    This has never happened before.

  • K.L

    Wish I had seen it.

  • LukasH

    You’d think, but after the third orgasm it’s really just a chore.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    “Discover the origin of the monster and his creation”

    Enter Victor Frankenstein:

    James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor’s experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation.

    Coming to a theatre near you on 25 November 2015

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Yeah, I’m thinking about going to the barber on Friday.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Its not my fault! that this is the jumping of the shark.

  • LukasH

    Ehhhhhhh!

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Jason Bauman: “I Stopped listening 20 minutes ago.”

  • tOmy`

    It ain’t no fashion disaster. It’s just trendy.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    what’s the difference

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.
  • WrongWithYourFace

    I thought it was Alexander Phleep.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    You mean the putting-his-head-in-the-thing-with-spinning-blades joke? Yeah, seems pretty cruel.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    His gayness isn’t known? Oh, I just got that impression from the comments and I think from something he said in the video. I really know nothing about the guy, and will not apologize if that isn’t the case.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Heeey! I’m wearing (dark) blue jeans!

  • Marvin Falz

    That’s the man. Oh btw., the material of the People vs. G. Lucas was also cut in a way, so that it looked like that Phillipe is laughing at the ‘G. Lucas is the antichrist’ joke. So yeah …

  • Hank_Henshaw

    The one true formula to make a good and successful movie, is to have Rich Evans star in your movie.

  • TheManHole

    This advice is doubly true if said movie is a porno.

  • Marvin Falz

    I don’t care if he’s gay or not. *shrugs shoulders

  • WrongWithYourFace

    That would be another Deepthroat-scale sensation.

  • We don’t actually know what this means in a whole just yet. It can take years to create a movement and even longer to change policy and changing the economy is just taboo for the moment. The rece issue back in hte 60 was a fringe movement that affected the entire country and it took an generation to see what it meant and there are still large unresolved issues concerning race.

    But there are clear indications of that more people would get in those kind of movements and that clearly shows that gathering large chunks of people is still possible even if we live in a highly atomized society. These kinds of movements will grow when more crashes hit or when the economy demands salary cuts or cutting into spending. The downside is of course civil unrest and violence. I think that is more an outcome of desperate times. But we don’t know what all this means just yet. Will it change policy, no. Will it expand the movement, yes I like to think so.

  • tOmy`

    Disaster looks bad. This is like a normal look.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Me neither.

    But I bet he’s at least a little gay.

  • TheManHole

    Aren’t we all a little gay? 😉

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Yes. Wanna smell my finger?

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Who gets more defensive about Jurassic World? Mike or our Palpy?

    I liked Jurassic World too, but in a second viewing I liked it a little less. Like, the first time I watched it, it felt the T-rex & raptor vs I-Rex fight lasted 10 minutes, but the second time it only lasts a couple of minutes. Which, in all honesty, is just fine the way it is, dragging it any longer would’ve been insane.

  • Adzl33t

    Trano director of F4

  • Mairsx

    Baseball bats… cornfields…

    wait wut?

  • Palpatine

    I’m not defensive of it at all, I just simply liked the movie. If you didn’t, that’s fine with me, just don’t call me an idiot for liking it.

  • tOmy`

    Mwahahaha, there are Chemical Brothers on the AU soundtrack.

  • Uncle Dan

    Oh my Gaaaaaaaag!

  • Palpatine

    Okay, I was wrong, Max wasn’t being whiny at all. He’s simply an energetic person who’s really passionate about movies, much like myself.

  • origonalname112

    INCORPORATE SELL OUTS

  • Bubs

    You just lost the internet. First rule of internet club: never admit you were wrong. Ever. No matter how wrong you were. Or how much logic is pitted against you. No matter how many facts are thrown at you, or how obviously wrong your stance is. Never admit that you were wrong! Only then, will you be ready to vote in an election your training be complete.

  • Joe Syxpac

    I donno…

    He looks kinda tall to me.

  • Joe Syxpac

    Why is Starbucks spared?

  • Palpatine

    I changed my opinion because I don’t want the people who liked Max ganging up on me Max is a cool dude.

  • tOmy`

    Noone is gonna gang up on you. I even admitted my own opinion might be biased.

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion – even whiny rich white people, as we already established.

  • Eddie Spengler

    Why can’t that guy talk without using his hands?

  • tOmy`

    Guys, we promised to be bitchy towards Max’s fans, not us! Get your shit together!

    But since the judgmental level blew the roof off, I will quickly try to change the topic and then silently disappear till the next video is up (or till I feel like it, which could be only couple of hours to be honest):

    I saw American Ultra. It ain’t that bad.

    #FUCKINGTRIGGEREDORWHAT

  • Joe Syxpac

    He has rainbow skid marks?

    Is he a unicorn?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbYWhdLO43Q

  • dollar store cashier wife

    He seems to have a persecution complex. Nobody called him an idiot over liking Jurrasic Wolrd but of course that had to be mentioned for 4861335th time here.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    so…chem bros are stoner music?

  • LukasH

    Lots of people are like that.

  • Palpatine

    I was just joking about that. Do I have a persecution complex? Maybe. But that’s only because I’m an American!

  • Palpatine

    Especially us Italians.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    And I saw Project X. Sorry Max Landis but you getting that director for AU was like a kiss of death for your movie. I’d rather see blood in my urine before I’d rewatch Project X.

  • Palpatine

    Oh come on bro, didn’t you ever have a wicked awesome unrealistic party?

  • Joe Syxpac

    I’m totally stoked for The Wall.

    When is that gonna happen?

  • dollar store cashier wife

    Parties are fine but Project X takes the entitlement and douchebaggery of an entire generation and celebrates it as it were the ultimate virtues and a right of passage for adolescents. It’s a vile film.

  • LukasH

    Who isn’t

  • Bubs

    What do you have against monkeys? Or was it Matthew Broderick that threw you off?

  • Mark Bisone

    Surprisingly, the kid was not nearly as terrible as I thought he’d be. He needs to cut back on the Pixie Stix, and if he uses the word “synergistically” again he must be shot down like a wolf on a prairie plain. Still, he does seem to want to be an artist, and that is the first step.

    His new Frankenstein film looks to be almost unbelievably awful, however. Not because it won’t be “faithful to the source material” — one of the hallmarks of great masterpieces of literature is the inability to capture its soul in other forms. It does not look quite bad enough for me to ever see it, but I wish Landis well in his future quests.

  • Palpatine

    Get with the times, gramps, it’s 1995, and being a douchebag is the height of cool!

  • dollar store cashier wife

    I guess you’re right. Pass me that joint that mr.Landis!

  • Palpatine

    So speaking of Max Landis, has anyone here seen Chroncile?

  • tOmy`

    It actually has a pretty neat / charming use of Snow. Possibly my most favorite moment of the movie.

  • Palpatine

    That’s sweet bro. Now I’m going to drive my dad’s car off the roof of my house and into the pool.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    GNARLY!

  • Mark Bisone

    To be fair, I doubt Landis had any say in the director.

  • Bubs

    Yeah. I actually thought it was excellent. The ending left a lot to be desired, but otherwise a good smallish film.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    It’s fine for what it is. Like Mick&Jake said it was a proper way to do the SW prequels story right-a troubled person not being able to handle the powers given to him and descending into darkness. Maybe it was a bit simplistic at times but the movie succeeded at making it’s emotional core work at the end. Good performances and a rather creative usage of “found footage” aesthetics.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    sure I get that. I’m just not gonna be taking chances with AU given from what I’ve seen of his previous work.

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    Max reminds me of a good friend of mine and I’m a huge fan of his Dad. I like him.

  • James Earl Jones

    Did Max Landis show up here yet? Will he be a regular now like Len and we will have to stop offending him? Because I don’t want to.

    (i’m kidding btw.)

  • DongsDongsDongs

    “I’m not being defensive” Then talks for thirty minutes about how you can’t blame a bad movie on the screenwriter ever. Maybe you had a shitty idea for a movie and that’s why nobody saw it, Max. It’s like you’re still in The Stupids. Because you’re stupid.

    I’d rather rewatch the interview with Len Kabasinski, at least that guy’s passionate about something that isn’t himself.

  • Flyingguillotine

    It’s interesting they bring up LAST SHIFT as an example of a film in which the director could have a hard time breaking in. Anthony DiBlasi used to work at Clive Barker’s production company as an exec; I used to send him horror projects we were shopping at the time.

  • Hattori Hanzo

    Landis’ back peddling validates the whiny criticisms. Just admit you fell victim to your emotions when your crappy movie bombed and move on.

  • LukasH

    Wasn’t bad. I wouldn’t say the screenwriting is the best part of it, bu then, it’s not the movies I like Landis for.

  • James Earl Jones

    Disaster is instantly bad. Trendy takes a while.

  • Palpatine

    What do you like him for then?

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    Wow, I’m trying to communicate with my windows phone on my xbone, it’s not easy. Looks like I’m laid up taking oxycodone for a fractured knee, so anyone who thought
    I’m an assshole, I’ve got my comeuppance. I’m glad to be back. That bieng said, fuck all of you guys…

  • LukasH

    His comicbook and wrestling videos, and I happen to enjoy him talking as well. I can’t stand most of Nerdist interviews, but his I listened to twice. Also his Trailers from Hell appearances.

  • Palpatine

    You have a fractured knee, I got an extremely sore back after a dead tree fell and hit me.

  • Mark Bisone

    Why didn’t you use The Force to influence the midichlorians to throw that tree the fuck at Yoda?

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    So sorry Palps. Dead trees can be very, very dangerous….

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    Saw parts of it. It reminded me of Akira a little too much and the “teen angst” aspect was too much for me

  • WrongWithYourFace

    I thought it was from the reactor shaft…

  • LukasH

    In other news, the Civil War trailer made me wanna watch Winter Soldier and happy that they are keeping the Bourne thing going and not actually adapting the ridiculous storyline by Millar.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    No, you’re not.

  • The Elegant Flaw Filial

    Do all Italians shoot lightning from their fingers, Palpy?
    That’s talking rather AGGRESIVELY with your hands, isn’t it?

  • Palpatine

    How drunk was Mike when they filmed this?

  • The Elegant Flaw Filial

    I’ve seen and read some interviews with Mike and he seems like a very humble and self-deprecating guy. I really can relate to that– every time someone says something nice about me, my face gets all red.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    Rich Evans would never make a porno. Any movie he’s in that has unsimulated sex scenes would instantly be a mainstream artistic film, not some shot-for-VHS porno that you’d find in the Adult section at the Blockbuster.

    I think I’m still stuck in the 90s.

  • Strelnikov

    I knew about William Goldman, and I knew that the studios have rules that don’t work but they use them as lucky rabbits feet anyway….the difference is this isn’t 1983 when Goldman’s book came out, but 2015, where the hype is that we know how to deal with audiences through “predictive modelling” and focus groups. Even though all of that is bullshit, and it was nice to have an insider remind us that it is bullshit because he has seen the machine at work, up close.

  • Red Skeleton

    Holy shit, I can’t believe these hacks got Crispin Glover on their show!

  • The Ghost

    Agreed. I’ve been saying “Please don’t do a panel-for-panel recreation of Civil War” repeatedly since they announced the film.

    The core concept is great, though, and was always capable of being perfect for a movie. Hopefully it’ll be more cohesive and effective than the series.

  • Strelnikov

    It’s true of novels as well, but there you can get total outsiders coming in because the stakes are lower. Nobody wants to become the next United Artists after Heaven’s Gate, but that doesn’t mean you won’t make a whole lot of Ishtars or “successful” films you will be embarrassed about later like Jack & Jill.

  • RLMkeepitup

    not drunk enough to laugh the entire time, we get a smirk at the end though aka the aftermath.

  • The Elegant Flaw Filial

    Max seems like a nice guy.
    I think he could have been a little more introspective about his writing– like, sure, movies are a collaborative process and a director can really bone up a script, but I think I disagree with him when he said “none of it” was okay to criticize. I think, instead, EVERY aspect of a movie is okay to criticize. The reason why the Plinkett reviews are masterworks is because they criticize the directing, acting, writing, editing, producing, all of it. You may go too far when you only blame ONE aspect of a movie for the movie’s failure, but I don’t think you should pass the buck entirely.
    Now, I’m not really a qualified expert to discuss such things. I’m not an “insider,” I’m not even a very knowledgeable outsider, and I have a lot to learn from more experienced people so that I may broaden my perspective on these issues. I just think that it’s entirely possible for the Hollywood system to be broken AND Max Landis wrote a somewhat mediocre script.
    That said, I really respect Max for coming out to discuss this with Mike and Jay and not be all pissy about their review. I’m a somewhat cowardly, avoidant man who bristles at any negative self-evaluation, so I think that Max displayed a courage and maturity that I do not possess, even if I think he spent a little too much time deflecting the blame in places.
    And it’s always cool when people are on the “inside” of the showbiz system are RLM fans. It shows that Hollywood LA-types aren’t COMPLETELY out-of-touch from the binge-drinking Midwestern Everyman.
    And, hey, Max writes shit, which is something that I don’t have the bravery to do, either. A lot of the stories I make up are just confined to my daydreams and I don’t even bother to transcribe them or work on them. Meanwhile, Max is getting shit done.
    So, Kudos, sir.

  • Strelnikov

    They only “gel well” with booze and total outsiders they aren’t in utter awe with. If Stanley Kubrick were alive and they got to talk to him on camera, it would be the cringe comedy of the year.

  • Charon

    Max makes some great points – he just shouldn’t have written his treatise on twitter. He should of written it on his personal blog, so no one would read it, or ultimately give a fuck.

  • Palpatine

    Agreed.

  • Strelnikov

    The snark ain’t workin’, Jimmy.

  • In Star Trek lingo, Warp 7.5 I guess.

    https://media1.giphy.com/media/E07hkzGwBT7q0/200.gif

  • Xor

    As drunk as his dad.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Imagine how much more fun this would’ve been if Max Landis actually talked like Mike’s impression from the American Ultra HitB review.

    “Am I Wroooong?!”

  • Domo

    Slowing the video down to .5 speed would probably get that job done.

    That Mike. Either a total genius or a complete hack who’s drunk father is to blame.

  • The fact that it’s veering pretty far from the original story is such a huge relief. I mean good god, you know your epic storyline is shit when a short “what if” segment and a tie-in video game do a better job with the story and offer a more logical and satisfying ending than you do.
    Though going back to what was stated in this interview, I’m certain the editors and executives at Marvel share far more blame for how that whole mess came out than Millar.
    I’m still flabbergasted that comic and everything surrounding it is so well regarded, but that’s industry marketing and dumb audiences for ya.

  • LukasH

    I did like parts of Civil War, but this just seems like a nice way to have their cake and totally munch it at the same time.

  • Domo

    Yoda would have shattered the tree into a million pieces using his lazer sword and caused even more pain to poor Palpy with thousands of splinters and paper cuts.

    I’m all for this.

  • LukasH

    I’m sorry you guys are hurting.

  • – Palpy came from a planet with space-gondolas.
    – Looks like an evil Pope.
    – He has an amazing passion and lust for life.
    – Lightsaber is the color of a fine tomato sauce.

    My God, it’s all making sense.

  • Mark Bisone

    I just realized The Force is mainly about throwing shit at people. Does that mean Bobby Knight was a Sith Lord?

  • The Elegant Flaw Filial

    Mike is like Rick Sanchez– he’s so brilliant that he needs to systematically destroy his mind with booze just to be able to cope with his racing thoughts.

  • Palpatine

    So Max Landis is also a comic book writer?

  • fred

    Is there going to be a Frankenstein cinematic universe?

  • Domo

    But he lead Indiana University to multiple state championships.

    To most Indiana residents, he’s a Jedi Master!

    Wouldn’t that be an interesting Star Wars concept, where one society thinks someone is a Sith Lord, another side a Jedi Master?

  • Snake Squeezer

    Just for the record, I still don’t know who Max Landis is, and I didn’t think this episode was one of RLM’s best. I just have gotten fed up with people complaining about other people complaining. Which I guess I’m doing now, but I already hate myself, so it all balances out!

  • The Ghost

    Oh for sure. “The Confession” alone made Civil War worth it. A film just seems like the perfect medium for telling a more even story than what we got.

  • Snake Squeezer

    Is Jay’s dad really dead?

  • Palpatine

    I think Jay was just kidding. I hope. That would suck if his dad was really dead.

  • The Ghost

    Agreed, Millar should not shoulder the blame for how woefully uneven that story was. A lot of that had editorial and the Marvel think tank at large written all over it.

    But there were certain scenes and sequences in Civil War that really were the result of some great writing and art. I think the talent involved in the film will know how to trim the fat and re-purpose the good stuff.

  • Palpatine

    Complaining is a natural thing to do. Especially for women.

  • This was a great video. It was quite an interesting “insider-outsider” exchange.

    I hope Max Landis departs for the independent film industry. He’s clearly better suited for it with his passion and enthusiasm for making films that have something to say, and I’d have high hopes for him there!

  • Domo

    Jay’s dad got killed by rainbows, so Landis’ jacket seems really inconsiderate.

  • Good Job Mike, you didn’t murder him this time. Treat yourself to another beer.

  • LukasH

    That’s really his business, let’s not cyberstalk them even more.

  • Palpatine

    Jay’s the one who brought it up!

  • LukasH

    I’m just saying we don’t have to follow up with any investigations.

  • Palpatine

    I agree. But I’m sure some creep on Reddit will do it.

  • Mark Bisone

    Stop coming up with intriguing ideas for Star Wars, and take your top off!

  • dollar store cashier wife

    he’ll geolocate the graveyard Jay visits?

  • Snake Squeezer

    #confirmed4fey

  • Palpatine

    He’ll search up the last name “Bauman” on every other site possible.

  • Cream-A-Thon

    That’s not Skrillex?

  • LukasH

    Yes. Not this.

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    I think Jay was kidding.

  • Palpatine

    Which Jay?

  • That’s not Gary Oldman?

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    Baumanator

  • Jeff Parsons

    Goofy haircut and trendy gayness aside (one wonders how many celebrity kids were gay or pansexual or whatever the kids call it before society decided it was the new hotness), Max does make one valid point: American Ultra was an ‘original’ idea, in that it wasn’t an attempt to extend or create a new IP series. And as much as it sucked – largely because Jesse Eisenberg is the biggest sack of douche since Michael Cera – I’d rather see ten goofy different idea movies a month in my local than the next “Generic space action movie with Star Trek / Wars slapped on it”, Paranormal Activity 12, James Bond Is Really Old, etc.

    Reminds me of Halloween III. The idea of doing a different story every year was so much more interesting than stabby Michael Myers.

  • LukasH

    Recently. The dude got famous by ranting ofn the Death of Superman storyline and now gets to do his own Supes take.

  • Speaking of goofy haircuts someone made this and I wish it was me. http://i.imgur.com/lSiIjgA.jpg

  • Nintendo until COD Hell

    Are you going to do another New year’s marathon this year, and if so, can we please get a running commentary from Harry Plinkett?

  • Unfortunately, they’re probably not going to do that because they’re mad at people recording the stream.

  • Was about time for him to come out.

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    That’s ok, because nothing can beat 2013’s stream. Best Christmas I’ve had since I was a kid..

  • Palpatine

    It doesn’t have anything to do with Ishtar, then?

  • Palpatine

    Jay must be over 130 years old then! Maybe he’s like Aragorn from LotR.

  • Palpatine

    Can someone (seriously) tell me what IP means?

  • James Earl Jones

    Intellectual Property.

  • Jonny Edworthy

    Wow, Mike’s Max Landis impression was spot-on.

  • James Earl Jones

    That is beautiful and glorious.

  • Palpatine

    That sounds highly ironic.

  • Palpatine

    Cool.

  • LukasH

    my Idea, Piss off

  • That’s very accurate.

  • LukasH

    Supposedly it’s not bad, but I am not rushing to get it. Too many ‘reinventions” of Superman just feel pretty much the same.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    What about 2012 stream where they premiered Plinkett’s titanic review on it? I haven’t seen that stream myself but I can only imagine how nuts it was seeing a brand new Plinkett review live with thousands of fans at the same time.

  • James Earl Jones

    I’m just kidding. It means Imperial Palpatine.

  • bassbait

    Max Lando?

  • Palpatine

    Ah.

  • Palpatine

    What’s a Plinkett review?

  • frankelee

    I’m concerned that this will sit at the top of their website for the next two weeks. I don’t think America can recover.

  • Domo

    Not just America, but the whole universe!

    Whatever will Space Obama do?!

  • frankelee

    Thanks Space Obama.

  • He’ll ask American Alien for help.

  • bassbait

    4 hours of sleep. Cool.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    It’s the key to all of this.

  • Domo

    Is that the one that commited genocide against his own people at Zach Snyder’s request, or straightened the Leaning Tower of Pisa when he was feeling frisky?

    There’s so many to choose from!

  • bruce wayne

    See, now that thing about people didn’t understand that he “really meant” that he was talking about intellectual property is kind of funny. He speaks as though there was something in his comment that should have made it clear that he wasn’t talking about “original” (with gay arm gesture,) as opposed to not connected to something. He was whining, plain and simple. Honestly, his coming to RLM to “set the record straight,” was on par with youtube taking down NC reviews for saying a movie sucks. Sorry lil’ buddy, but the reality is you made a movie that people didn’t like, you got a serious case of the red ass, went on line to say how unfair it is that people don’t love you, and now you’re trying to pull an Anakin Skywalker and backtrack. Not buying that for a dollar.

  • bruce wayne

    Bravo! Standing ovation.

  • LukasH

    Enough with the “he’s gay” stuff. Either be funny or not be homophobic.

  • bruce wayne

    HA HA HA HA HA HA! I lost my shit over that one, ten out of ten my friend.

  • bruce wayne

    Thank you, and this whole, “either criticize everything or criticize nothing,” comment was just whiny, breath holding, foot stamping childishness. Guess what Landy, you don’t get to be the one director that no one ever has anything negative to say about your brilliant work.

    And yes internet I can make a better movie than he. So shut it bitches.

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    Is Max Landis gay? It never occured to me, but now that you brought it up, I wonder if he is?

  • LukasH

    No, he has a girlfriend (with the same haircut). But going “Oooh, look at the gayboi whining” is not an area of discussion I tolerate outside Youtube.

  • Palpatine

    He didn’t seem gay to me, just flamboyant.

  • LukasH

    That’s not a bad way to describe it.

  • Cream-A-Thon

    As much as I enjoyed this does anyone feel like we’re going to get a “a conversation with Max Landis (FOR REAL) follow-up?

  • Red Skeleton

    Well the guy starred in his dad’s Bukkake video as a kid. If anything’s gonna make a guy’s sexual compass go haywire, it’s that.

  • Palpatine

    It’ll be the next BotW.

  • Red Skeleton

    Uh, am I missing the joke? Because it’s all over the place like the Holiday special review from a year ago?

  • Nah, I think that was it. He’s a bit hyperactive and that’s why it’s the way it is.

  • Yes. This.

  • Cream-A-Thon

    It just seemed like the boys let him off a little easy. Putting Max Landis in a room with Fuck-Bot 5000 seems more RLM’s style.

  • dollar store cashier wife
  • Palpatine

    His hyperactivity seemed to annoy Mike.

  • Maybe it did. I don’t know. Mike seemed like he was going to fall into a sugar induced coma throughout the whole video.

  • LukasH

    Exactly.

  • Palpatine

    And then, and then, and then!

  • Cream-A-Thon

    I accept this version of Max Landis as the “real” Max Landis, someone earnestly trying to establish himself as a creator while dealing with having a Hollywood upbringing. I do not accept Mike & Jay as the star-struck (or benadryl struck) soft-core interviewers they presented themselves as here. Unless they were doing a thing.

  • LukasH

    Yo. Gotta sleep, girl!

  • They weren’t harsh to Len Kabasinski either and you remember how much they were riffing on him on BotW.

  • Palpatine

    They weren’t star struck, they were just buzzed the whole time.

  • Bubs

    I just wanted to put in my two cents, because that’s what I do.

    The people around here are usually pretty cool. Some of the comments below are going a bit too far. If you’re wondering right now, “Is he talking about me?” Then the answer is probably yes.

    Let’s go back to the light-hearted sick and twisted jokes, and step away from these personal attack-type jokes.

  • Palpatine

    He was thinking about the I. Rex the whole time. He really likes that big hybrid bitch.

  • Cream-A-Thon

    I haven’t seen any Max Landis movies so I’d value the gang’s insight when comparing at least three of his movies. Got the sneaking feeling that American Ultra will be the one getting the acetone treatment.

  • disqus_fnwCMQDX7u

    they had to get wasted to deal with this annoying twat

  • I think that was actually spot on. Perhaps a tad bit too loud for my ears but it channelled the child in the (Jurassic World) screenwriter really well.

  • Palpatine

    Every screenwriter has a child inside them.

  • Just like Jay has some Indian in them? I can accept that.

  • Palpatine

    What do you mean “too far”?

  • You say Fallout 3 is a great game and say some people are going too far?

  • dollar store cashier wife

    myeah. it’s called respect for another human being basically. you would not say to some filmmaker you met face to face that his movies are the worst things since AIDS…only behind his back in a review show watched by thousands of people.

  • Palpatine

    Pretty much.

  • Cream-A-Thon

    Len earned their respect by doing a lot of obvious heavy lifting and budget squeezing on his own, so I think that played a part in their enjoyment of Len’s “bad” movies versus Max’s “bad” movies.

  • Bubs

    It’s actually a better game than Fallout 4.

  • Hey, that’s when you put on reviewer hat VCR repairman outfit, so it’s fair game.

  • Bubs

    Like… too deep… into my anal-sys. You know, too personal attackish. People acting like Max Landis is movie cancer.

  • I’ll allow it.

  • Palpatine

    Hundreds of thousands actually. Hell, millions with the Plinkett reviews.

  • Bubs

    But it is a great great game.

  • YOU FU…

  • dollar store cashier wife

    yeah RLM are big boys now. every single HiTB episode seem to average at least 100000 views.

  • Palpatine

    He’s not movie cancer.

  • LukasH

    RLM IP

  • Roberto Orci is.

  • Bubs

    Yes. This.

  • Bubs

    *inside their trunk.

  • mistersplice

    The “where to draw the line” conversation about scripts reminded me of these anecdotes: https://www.quora.com/What-films-with-a-great-script-have-been-ruined-during-execution-directing-editing-acting-etc/answer/Nick-Manteris

  • Rob Peterson

    Derpmon Lindelderp is also movie cancer.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    Are you friends with Todd Howard by any means?

    “see that penis? you can climb it”

  • Bubs

    I wish. He seems exactly like the kind of dork I could have a long conversation with about nerdy shit.

  • Cream-A-Thon

    I just realized that they *all* had to take the Fox private jet to reach Plinkett’s house, dove-tailing nicely into the Mt. Everest sup-blot established… when was that again?

  • Palpatine

    So what’s this Double Down movie that’s going to be on the next BotW like?

  • bassbait

    I got interrupted by an obligation, and once my sleep is interrupted it’s basically fucked. Maybe I’ll watch this video again and that will put me to sleep.

  • It’s experimental and it’ll subvert your expectations, that’s for sure. You expect a terrible Death Wish kind of production. Instead you get a Lynchian nightmare about impotence, insecurity and death.

  • bassbait

    imagine a monologue by a 50 year old man, talking about how he’s the world’s greatest secret agent assassin terrorist hacker covert operations expert…

    and then he almost crashes his car when he accidentally spills tuna all over his pants.

  • bassbait

    oh and none of this was a joke or an exaggeration. Also spoiler alert I guess?

  • Cream-A-Thon

    Pablo Picasso was only five foot three.

  • LukasH

    I know that state and how a sleep deprivation feels, pretty damn well. Hope you get some rest.

  • Cream-A-Thon

    I knew nothing about Drumline and thoroughly enjoyed it with the five other people in the theater with me.
    Edit: I also knew little about Spy except for the cast and the general idea that it was a spy-spoof and was pleasantly surprised, then, too, though it had more promotion. It also reassured for me that Ghostbusters is gonna be great.

  • Palpatine

    I’m guessing the director is one of those delusional filmmakers who thinks that their terrible film is an intelligent work of art that the public doesn’t understand.

  • bassbait

    homophobia makes people cool. The kids are just tryin’ to fit in.

  • I think he understands, he deliberately took his works out of official circulation.

  • bassbait

    he literally portrays himself as God in one of his movies, and the first line of dialogue in that particular movie is “I am disappointed in your species”. The guy screams “ironic narcissism” in a way that’s so baffling it’s hilarious. But Double Down is totally worth a watch if you ask me. For me, “so bad it’s good” is when you constantly have to shout “WHAT?” at the screen, and Double Down is in the top 5 movies when it comes to that factor. Whole thing’s available on youtube anyways…

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

  • bassbait

    I have to determine if I should sleep now, and end up waking up at like 9 PM and becoming completely nocturnal, or if I should stall on sleeping and wait until I’m absolutely delirious and go to sleep at 9 and then wake up exhausted as hell for Thanksgimping.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    It’s not a spoiler since it is in the trailer.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Taken From Wikipedia:

    Breen’s films tend to pit Breen’s morally upstanding protagonist against powerful institutions.[1]Breen says that his films have a “sense of social responsibility” and reflect the “mystical or paranormal side of life.”

  • Kenshiroh

    Yep. Scott Peterson was changed at the last minute to Scott Mason.
    http://terminator.wikia.com/wiki/Scott_Mason

  • bassbait

    oh yea, his protagonists are definitely morally upstanding, like in Double Down when he tries to commit biological warfare against all of Las Vegas because he got paid to do it.

    What a model citizen!

  • Beyond Boredom

    Yeah he was just indulging him while Jay did th “proper” interviewer thing.

  • Maybe he was trying to punish the sinners.

  • Now, that’s uncalled for.

    They are always wasted.

  • Beyond Boredom

    Down to the roster blade haircut.

  • Spoiled Ants

    Isn’t that GaryOldman’s hairstyle when he was on drugs in the 90’s?

    http://images1.fanpop.com/images/photos/1500000/The-Fifth-Element-gary-oldman-1533114-852-480.jpg

  • imc440

    I think Max made a lot of really great points. There isn’t a ton of control and it sucks that Hollywood is limiting our options as viewers.
    On the other hand he really does have one of those voices/faces/haircuts that make you want to choke him. I’m guessing he gets told that he’s an acquired taste a lot.

  • Spoiled Ants

    You guys have to pull a Robert Z’Dar on Max: Go film two scenes with him on Space Cop and later in Editing make him a main character by constantly re-using the footage and a Stand-In.
    I want Adolf Hipster featured on the DVDcover. Make it happpen!

  • Spoiled Ants

    If they are the types that feel deeply ashamed after they’ve done it. Then I’d say you’re onto something.

  • Earth

    Max seems ok He doesn’t seem totally full of himself which is good to see in a screenwriter. Nothing’s worse than someone describing themselves as an “artist”. This video didn’t really tell me anything I didn’t already know, but it’s nice that there seems to be no hard feelings, and it’s always interesting to see what people in the studio system think of people like Mike and Jay.

    I like to think that Max will aspire to make something that they’ll appreciate someday, but it’s fair enough to just take any job that comes. As he said, it’s a very difficult system to manoeuvre.

    Now that that’s all said…JAY AND MIKE ARE FUCKING HACKFRAUD SELLOUTS! GO FUCK YOURSELVES FOR ASSKISSING HOLLYWOOD STOOGES YOU FUCKS!

  • TheManHole

    #Unsubscribed

  • Earth

    That’s a given.

  • Spoiled Ants

    That’s a huge stretch: assuming JJ is a good director.
    No more booze for you, George.

  • Palpatine

    The Lost World: Jurassic Park is one of the funniest movies ever made. They talked about Jurassic World in the video, so I’m not going off topic!

  • Iggy Autry

    That was cool – and I virtually never use the word “cool” in a non-mocking tone…

    Max Landis came off as a real person. As goofy in a genuine way as non-Hollywoodians.

    Mike seemed either in awe or a coma for most of it, though. Jay pulled most of the weight.

    I’m glad to see some Hollywood players pay attention to Redlettermedia.

    I am depressed, however, because from what Max said, it seems my dreams of seeing the guy who made Blue Ruin get a big-budget shot in Hollywood is doomed….

  • Spoiled Ants

    Yeah me too. There’s a new George in town!
    And he knows how to kick ass and built a world without f***ing dialogue.

  • Spoiled Ants

    The important question is: does his Director’s jacket have nipples?

  • genetunneygent

    I found him very sympathetic.

    But the Zorg-From-Fifth-Element-haircut doesn’t do him any favours.

  • Spoiled Ants

    Nailed it.

  • Sulfur12

    what a sad existence you are. rape jokes also aren’t funny?

  • genetunneygent

    Oh stop being so smug. You’re not the cops.

  • bassbait

    I can’t believe you defended homophobia by appealing to rape.

  • I don’t understand what he means by he should have gone the indi route. Is he indentured to the studio? Why can’t he still go the indi route if he wanted? He’s better connected than any of us, that’s for sure. Why is he dressed like a 70’s children’s entertainer?

  • dollar store cashier wife

    “I like to think that Max will aspire to make something that they’ll appreciate someday”

    cough
    http://redlettermedia.com/half-in-the-bag/chronicle-and-ghost-rider-spirit-of-vengeance/
    cough

  • Palpatine

    That’s an excellent question: why doesn’t Max Landis go indie and say “fuck you” to the studios?

  • Cream-A-Thon

    So, Uwe Boll but with comp-u-ters?

  • Earth

    Yeah I was thinking that. I guess I should rephrase it as “I hope Max has a successful career making films that RLM will appreciate”.

  • Earth

    Hackfraudery?

  • Cream-A-Thon

    I think its a more of “When does Max Landis stop liking money” sort of thing.

  • Palpatine

    I’m thinking he’s a sadomasachist.

  • Trask

    Someone needs to inject Mike with glucose to get him out of his alcoholic coma.

  • Earth

    I dunno. It’s easy to say “he loves money” but at the same time I can understand early in your career being afraid of branching out. Studio work gives stability.

  • Spoiled Ants

    I feel like I learned a lesson, here, but have no idea what it is. I once joked “there’s only so many times people will go see Jurassic World.”

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Did Max burn the side of his face off? Who else would want that haircut?

  • Cream-A-Thon
  • Spoiled Ants

    and much more exposure.


    I guess the catering is better too

  • Palpatine

    Mike wasn’t drunk the whole video, he was just daydreaming about his future wife:
    http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20150506012924/jurassicpark/es/images/8/8b/Indominus_Rex.png

  • Spoiled Ants

    Maybe he’s slowly preapring himself what it’s like to be bald.
    You know, how smokers slowly quit smoking, one lung at a time.

  • Palpatine

    I saw it once in the theater. And I liked it.

    #DealWithIt

  • It’s the “Hiptler”cut.

  • Earth

    Catering…and a map to all the underpasses in LA.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Max is a painter?

  • Spoiled Ants

    Saw it in theater too. And I’m blind now. The doctor said something about intense eye-rolling that led to my eyes popping out of the sockets.

    #IDealtWithMyDiseaseAndMovedOn

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Man, what happened to Jessi? She looks different.

  • Cream-A-Thon

    Jessi has returned to her home planet.

  • Earth

    She got mauled by a lion and her brain was put into a robot dinosaur.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Are you implying Jessi is RLM’s Poochie the son of Chewbacca?

  • Palpatine

    If you didn’t like it, fine, just don’t judge me for liking it.

    #PersecutionComplex

  • Spoiled Ants

    In this particular episode “Indie route” means prostitution outside of the L.A. strip.

  • I am and I calls ’em likes I sees ’em.

  • Palpatine

    Mikey and the I. Rex.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    I don’t think a single movie of his can be considered a financial sucess. Chronicle made 60 million$ in box office-that’s a lesser budget then an Adam Sandler comedy. And something like AU was a disastrous flop.

  • Gift Card

    We didn’t get to hear what he liked about Terminator 3

  • Spoiled Ants

    naw, I rarely argue about movies anymore

  • bassbait

    yea, that was a disappointment, sorta like Terminator 3.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    I could tell what was going on is a positive.

  • Cream-A-Thon

    Never. She’s adrift, but salvageable.

  • Spoiled Ants

    That it was only 109minutes long.

  • Domo

    Jessi is the one person they take out of hypersleep to save Tribbles with the superhuman blood.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Jessi: Chewbacca’s daughter who may or may not be from a previous marriage.

  • Does that mean Nicolas Cage is wearing Max Landis’ real face?

  • Palpatine

    Did you used to argue with people about movies a lot then?

  • Domo

    Considering his avatar, he probably argued a lot with Muppets about movies.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    I saw Transformers 3 in 3D and yet blind for a few months until I saw The Descendants.
    #MichealBayDoesn’tCareAboutBlindPeople

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Do not think about the ending.

  • Spoiled Ants

    yeah, especially those two old fucks at the balcony

  • Cream-A-Thon

    Certainly ain’t no poet.

  • Spoiled Ants

    about everything, music, movies, sexuality. But life and alcohol has drained all the passion out of this muppet.

  • Earth

    All this talk of that Mad-looking guy Max in the comments is reminding me of my favourite movie of the year:

    Burnt, starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller.

  • Domo

    I think they might be Mike and Jay from an alternate past universe made mostly of felt.

    One is much shorter than the other, and they both seem happily miserable.

  • RLMkeepitup

    if the video hadn’t ended we may not have heard the end of it.

  • Earth

    Let’s just say Mike has no issues with white corsets.

  • bonosk

    This was a delight. Thanks, guys.

  • This video should have been an hour long. I want my money back.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    He wrote Victor Frankenstein, a movie that he clearly thinks sucks.

  • bassbait

    People always think I’m trolling when I share my opinions because I’m very often indifferent or cynical. It’s kind of weird when Pre-rec viewers are upset at me for being cynical about games, when Pre-rec spends 30 minutes every video being overtly cynical about games.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Oh god that movie looks like Chef mixed with Victor Frankenstein.

  • RLMkeepitup

    he just stopped by to talk about why his last movie wasn’t bad and show an ad for a movie that could be worse. maybe you break even with this info

  • Wizard Phoenix

    It’s free unlike Screen Junkies Plus. #ScamJunkiesPlus

  • Mark Bisone

    I heard it took twelve years to make.

  • Cream-A-Thon

    Maybe this whole interview was to get b-roll footage for the HitB review of Victor Frankenstein.

  • Mark Bisone

    It’s the greatest conspiracy since 9/11/

  • genetunneygent

    Natalie Dormer. Lil Miz Perky-Tits herself.

  • genetunneygent

    I watched Max in this feature and suddenly the title of my new psychological chiller came to me: ‘We Need To Talk About Adolf’.

  • RLMkeepitup

    its okay to be cynical if you toss some humor in there. If you mean their twitch chats those look like chaos anyways.

  • They’re shit anyways.

  • Cream-A-Thon

    So Victor Frankenstein will be Obama’s 9/11? Can’t say we weren’t warned. Again.

  • Like Icare

    January. Probably.

  • Yeah. Drinking 5 cups of coffee probably wasn’t a wise decision.

  • bassbait

    yea they are. I don’t like the twitch community in general. Actually, the RLM comment section is one of the few places where I don’t feel wildly out of place. Maybe it’s because it’s a small group of regulars, idk, but I feel overwhelmed by the speed and general personality of twitch chats. Gamers specifically seem to really hold personal attachment to what they’re a fan of, and feel personally attacked when you don’t like what they like.

  • #gamergape2015

  • Like Icare

    I’ve also seen some porn stars and folk singers (all female) having their hair cut like that.
    I always just thought of that as a symptom of mental issues.

  • bassbait

    gamergate was such a nightmare of bullshit. I was never really involved with the gaming community even though I’ve played games my whole life, but that’s when I started to feel like the gaming community actually was all of the shitty things that the outside public said it was.

  • RLMkeepitup

    it is if your name is Max, and fitting too

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    IT’SOK,I’MFINE.LETSGOFORARUN.

  • It’s 3am. Please kill me.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Per-Rec grings in rabbid gaming fans. and talking about batman brings the humans from batman-news and you dont want to know what happens if you mention reddit….
    Just ask Palpy.

  • Ignorance is spread evenly among people.

  • bassbait

    I can’t stand reddit. I’ll just stick with my good ol’ RLM comment section, where “on-topic” is a foreign concept.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    I didnt read that in the bible! you’re wrong!

  • bassbait

    only non-christians are ignorant.

    I read that in the bible. It was in the book of Farm Safety Family Style, 13:43.

  • Go home, Jesus, you old cross dressing messiah.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    The Topic is an urban myth designed to scare children into behaving in commentzones….

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Cross dressing….. You win the internet for today. Puntacular.

  • The Topic Thunder is my favourite movie to waste biological samples to.

  • RLMkeepitup

    is forensic files on? that show is killer

  • Veni vidi vici!

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    I was going to add a ‘Go home Jesus’ joke but it would have been a pale echo.

  • RLMkeepitup

    if there was a 101 wacky biblical verses book …

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Go home Jesus…
    -Your drunk, have you been drinking your blood again
    -Your mums on her ass.
    -Nazareth isn’t that far. shit you could fit all of Judea in my Shire. (The Shire of Wellington.)
    -Zombies are so last year.

    Dont go home Jesus…. Daddys a bit pissed off about you banging Mary Magdalene….. A LOT!

  • bassbait

    it’d be called “the old testament”

    bam.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    In Australia we call it Flushing an Orphanage.

  • Yes! This!

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Hipsters would rather die! keep up.

  • DinnerBone

    Well this came out of left field.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    I more meant getting him shit faced drunk then editing mike and jays looks to each other in a way to say ‘Dude you suck.’ But yours is better.

  • I think that term broke my Göögle.

  • Do Australian sausages look the same as german ones?

  • Palpatine

    It ain’t pretty.

  • Palpatine

    Creed looks freaking amazing.

  • bassbait

    with arms wide oooopahn.

  • Like Icare

    Imaginary Property.

  • That’s it ! I’m getting the angry mob ready!

  • Palpatine

    Do you think it looks good?

  • bassbait

    oh shit the Apollo Creed movie right? I forgot that was a thing lol. Not gonna lie, I haven’t seen any of the Rocky movies. I don’t even know why tbh.

  • Palpatine

    Wow, really?

  • bassbait

    I just watched whatever my parents were into growing up. So basically just watched Empire Strikes Back on repeat. That movie was my favorite movie for a long time until 2001 beat it.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Its complicated. Each ejaculation could make millions of children, so flushing the tissue or throwing it in a bin negates millions of possible children that you had no intention of keeping.
    It could be worse…. and no I will not post that here.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Yeah but we needed to start with this and keep the Cross Dresser as the Topper.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    We have a lage German Population…
    Some came in the 30’s the rest in the late 40’s (Whats up with that?)
    Skip to the end. I have been on Holiday with Germans and not only did I eat the Sausage and Black Bread, but I got a Kriegsmarine Schnellboot Kanonier from WW2 to laugh so hard he literally slapped his Knee.

  • bassbait

    I ordered a pizza. Papa John’s all the way.

  • bassbait

    all the way to the toilet.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Shhhhhh breath the gas….

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Is it Serial?

  • LameSame

    Every time I see this man I am blown away by the very fact that he exists. Max Landis should not be a real person who exists. He’s really fucking something. He’s some sort of creation.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Seriously man take up a heroine addiction! to would be healthier and you could sleep more.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Apollo?

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    I missed that one. 🙁 2013 had Suburban Sasquatch and it was just an epic stream

  • bassbait

    I think you might be on something.

    on to*, sorry, I typo’d that sentence.

  • LameSame

    Seriously, he’s like a zany CGI character or something.

  • bassbait

    oh my god Suburban Sasquatch? I missed it? Fuuuuck.

    Back in 2012 and 2013 I didn’t even know what a stream was lol.

  • Palpatine
  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    Now that I have a keyboard back I can clarify some things..
    When I said earlier that I liked Max Landis, I meant that he seems like a nice person. I still think his writing is derivative (not original) sorry Max. I’m a little disappointed that RLM had him on the HITB as I see it as playing up to an insider who is clearly divorced from reality and wishes to be saved from the imprisonment in the lofty tower of Politically Correct Hollywood. I should think Mike and Jay are slightly embarrassed by having Max come on their show and try and convince everyone that AU was original in the least.
    It was as if Max was like, save me from evil Hollywood!! Very awkward.
    RLM has a great past couple of months and then with the last Pre-Rec and then this non-HITB, I’m just a little surprised at RLM.
    At least we know that the RLM guys have a heart and are truly not assholes. Maybe Max Landis has a new street crew to hang with…but can he take the heat when shit gets real?
    This is really happening….Max, it’s really happening…………….

  • Constantin Bartosek

    That was really, really, really uncomfortable to watch.

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    Looks good

  • I think it’s actually going to be great.

  • Joe Syxpac

    “We have to get Max Landis working, because Max is the key to all this.”

  • Cream-A-Thon
  • rashad1

    why is emo Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg talking

  • droodle

    Didn’t he kinda clarify that when he called American Ultra “original” he simply meant that it wasn’t an IP? His whole point was that it’s getting harder to convince studios to bank on any project that isn’t based on an existing property – which is pretty hard to argue against.

    As-to whether or not RLM should have him on, I’m in favor of them having anyone on the show so long as they think there’s interesting discussion to be had. Aside from some jokes about the wrong Frankenstein movie, they didn’t plug his stuff or suck up to him. They didn’t rescind their negative review of American Ultra. They just talked to the guy. Personally, while I’m not a big fan of his work, I think he had an interesting perspective on the industry and was able to present his thoughts in a coherent and entertaining way.

    You don’t have to like a person or what they do to be interested in what they have to say. I’d be in favor of RLM having Michael Bay or Uwe Boll on if they thought they could get an interesting interview out of them.

  • Creed got me exited. I like all the Rocky movies. Of course I acknowledge the bad ones but I still like them. Even the street fighting Tommy one. And seeing the new trailer and hearing the line “people die in the ring, your daddy died in the ring” and being more that OK with it is strange thing. If the same type of line would be in a Mocking Jay movie or a Fast Diesel 7 trailer I would punch the screen but here I’m down with it. Hollywood ain’t dead yet. Strange days indeed.

    #rocky #rocky #rocky

  • Oc3anman

    Does this mean we’ll get Max Landis for a Best of the Worst?

  • Luc Besson had a dream of the haircut as a kid and put it in a movie. Jay and Mike invited the haircut to their show and there it is.

  • Oh. I guess Jay is an authority on that given his experience with the ‘Manhole’ and underpasses in LA! I wonder if this Doug Henning looking guy hangs out there too.

  • Palpatine

    Yes.

  • Oc3anman

    Hey, Palpatine… This whole Max Landis thing has caused me to research Max Landis so far as I can in 12 seconds on Wikipedia. I also clicked on a link to his new Frankenstein movie, scrolled down to the “critical reception” portion and found this : “A re-imagining without the imagining, Victor Frankenstein plays at providing a fresh perspective on an oft-told tale, but ultimately offers little of interest that viewers haven’t already seen in superior Frankenstein films.”.
    Apparently that’s the Rotten Tomatoes consensus. And it got me thinking, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a good Frankenstein movie. In fact the only Frankenstein movie I’ve ever seen is Young Frankenstein, unless you count Van Helsing. For a little background the only horror movies that I like are Bram Stroker’s Dracula and Interview with the Vampire. Do you have any recommendations?

    Also this is a question specifically for you Palpatine. I would appreciate it that everyone who happens to see this post respects that, thanks.

  • bleurgh

    The truth is that it’s not a good book in the first place. Mary Shelley was a hack-fraud.

  • Oc3anman

    What the fuck is a book?

  • Palpatine

    I’d recommend The Shining, The Exorcist, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Psycho, Jaws, Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Friday the 13th, Night of the Living Dead, and pretty much any of the classic Universal horror films.

  • LameSame

    I didn’t want to drag Gungans into this, but yes. One-hundred percent.

  • Oc3anman

    I do want to see the Shining… Ok, but any specifically Frankenstein films?

  • bassbait

    The Shining is a must see for pretty much anyone who cares about film as an art form.

  • Palpatine

    It’s my favorite movie of all time.

  • Palpatine

    Frankenstein from 1931.

  • bassbait

    very good pick. It’s my second favorite after 2001: A Space Odyssey. For the record everything in my top 5 is Kubrick.

  • LameSame

    “The Shining” is, without a doubt, the greatest film ever made.

  • LameSame

    Are you a “Hal is sentient” kind of guy or a “Hal is just a simulation” type? Because he’s alive, I tell you!

  • Palpatine

    Two films that are in my top five are based on Stephen King books.

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    I said I liked him. Try reading peoples posts. Yes “I got” what Max was trying so desperately to say. RLM is getting kind of weird in an annoying way. It’s the beginning of the end when RLM “gives a shit”

  • RLMkeepitup

    really?

  • bassbait

    I made a video explaining my thoughts on the matter but I forgot what I said in the video.

    I personally think that it was more likely that Hal is just a simulation, but I think it was left up to the viewer on purpose because the themes of the film are served in either case. If Hal is sentient then there’s a lot of moral ambiguity to the theme of mankind transcending our reliance on technology, where it turns into a repeat of the dawn of man sequence – killing another sentient being in order to survive, which isn’t a moral action but it leads to progression when it’s a necessary act of immorality. In the case where Hal is just a program, then the theme changes slightly into focusing much more heavily on mankind’s need to sever ourselves from technology, because it frames Hal as the height of technological advancement – almost indistinguishable from sentience, and as a result? Destructive to us as a species. We developed technology to such a degree that it was hurting us more than helping, and THAT is the point where we must learn to evolve beyond our need for it.

    In both cases, the themes of the film resonate strongly, so I think that Kubrick left it so that either interpretation could be supported by the film itself, because the larger point of the film is still made while the smaller points of that segment of the film change based on interpretation.

    Did I mention 2001 is the greatest film ever made?

  • bassbait

    the other one being Maximum Overdrive, of course.

  • Palpatine

    No, Stand by Me. That film is simply a masterpiece.

  • bassbait

    are you saying Maximum Overdrive *isn’t* a masterpiece?

  • RLMkeepitup

    oh yeah mm tasty re-runs

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    Young Frankenstein is the best Frankenstein movie, at least that is what my asshole said

  • Palpatine

    Of course it is!

  • bassbait

    I kinda think of Stephen King as the George Lucas of horror. Good ideas that need to be filtered by better visionaries in order to turn out a truly great piece of work.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    I would like to apologize for some of the things I’ve said about Max Landis because he finally clarified his fucking illogical tweets. Now I will not apologize for anything I said about his buddy Josh Trank.

  • bassbait

    can’t wait for Josh Trank to show up on RLM… drunk.

  • RLMkeepitup

    the part when his circuits are pulled he sounds like higher order brain functions shutting down. when he sings Daisy it’s almost like just the basic Bell labs speech synthesizer functions are left. I can feel it, I can feel it. Echoes the Mary Shelly line it’s alive it’s alive

  • Wizard Phoenix

    And trash the place and blame it on his dogs.

  • Palpatine

    He has proven himself to be a likeable, but hyper, person.

  • Palpatine

    Precisely.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Landis or Trank? Because Trank can barely speak a word.

  • Palpatine

    The Plinkett house set wouldn’t look any different though.

  • Palpatine

    Landis.

  • bassbait

    Maybe. I need to watch the movie again, it’s been years honestly. I still have a lot of that film burned in my brain though. I’m not gonna go back and watch my old video on the topic but it probably made a more compelling case than I can make right now.

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  • LukasH

    😉

  • LukasH

    How am I being smug, exactly?

  • bassbait

    what’s the point of spamming an advertisement if you don’t even provide a link?

  • LukasH

    Nooo, bass, don’t approach it! Now it’ll be stuck at the top!

  • Palpatine

    Their vision is based on movement.

  • bassbait

    This is what they are donig…

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Recruit more pimps, more pushers.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Mike and Jay already have done it multiple times.

  • Palpatine

    Stop replying to the spam!

  • Wizard Phoenix
  • RLMkeepitup

    This is what genysis will do to your career. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUpjaGYFRhM

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Well at least Jai Blandman was cast in Suicide Squad before Genysis’ release…

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    I cant wait till josh does part 4 of the Fatman on Batman interview. In 50 years when he is old and bitter.

  • bleurgh

    I didn’t mind it either. Fuck the haters. Jurassic Park was never Citizen Kane in the first place.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Basically every time we comment or like a comment the on the spam post it rises to the top so the lazy mods can see it.
    And every time we do the spam bot tells its master there is activity on the link. so the spam tries again.

  • bleurgh

    Maybe he’s actually contracted to a studio? That does happen y’know.

  • bassbait

    Citizen Rex.

  • Palpatine

    And of course the mods don’t delete it.

  • bassbait

    My family is coming over tomorrow early in the morning. And I still can’t get any sleep even after I fucked up my sleep last night.

    Sooooo…. any films about going insane that you’d recommend?

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    I offered to Mod for them and they banned me…

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Ishtar

  • RiverboatGrambler

    “The Curse of Frankenstein” is my favorite, a Hammer classic with Peter Cushing as the doc and Christopher Lee as the monster. Also “The Bride of Frankenstein” is the direct sequel to the original Universal flick and it’s a great movie. The monster learns to talk, smoke cigars and chug booze.

  • Amontillado

    They were just a couple mods….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KdQ7Gig770

  • DongsDongsDongs

    Hi, as an addendum to my earlier post where I stated Landis is still in The Stupids because he’s being stupid: Your expert skill at poor tweeting translates into your screenwriting well. Maybe the internet haters have a point, you’re writing them all off because you don’t want to ruin the image you have of yourself.

    And Mike looks as happy to be there as I was to watch it. I get the feeling Max walked in, Mike looked at his socks, and Mike thought “Well this is a fucking waste of time” a la his Royal Tenembaums story and checked out for an hour.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    A. No.
    B He’s from Jersey!
    C. Every movie he mentioned is good. But put some Evil Dead in the mix.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    YOU SHILL!

  • Amontillado

    Well the tired sex option is Fight Club, but if you’re looking for an interesting film to fall asleep to either: The Third Man, Best of Youth, or the original version of True Grit or 3:10 to Yuma will do.

  • bassbait

    put *all* evil dead in the mix. Minus the new one.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Seriously Binge watch all of Mr Robot.
    Its a master class in going slowly insane.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    The show is better than AOD.

  • Amontillado

    You might give the Hammer films version of Frankenstein with Peter Cushing as Frankenstein a try.

  • Amontillado

    But did the trailer take you higher?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J16lInLZRms

  • Amontillado

    Fudge it, time for Weird Al: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc

  • bassbait

    I meant the remake “Evil Dead”. Not the TV show.

  • Galactic Shawn

    This was fantastic to watch. He’s the son of Crispin Glover?

  • LameSame

    It’s fucking amazing! And good point. Everything is subjective when it’s observed via Human Observation. Our biological observational skills are unbelievably limited. But it’s all we got right now. As far as I’m concerned, we are not nearly developed enough to make such judgement calls as a species. Ideally we’d elevate Our Consciousness to a Higher Plateau, maaaaaaan. And King Bob-Omb is waiting at this plateau! AND HE WANTS TO THROW YOU!!!

    P.S. The increasing amount of drunk I got while writing this post is in direct proportion to the amount of marijuana I smoked tonight (1:2 scale). I stop the world to melt with you but the kid is not my son.

  • LameSame

    I was hoping that video wasn’t coming. And then: there it was.

    There.

    You need an exorcism to get this fucker out of your head.

  • LameSame

    He’s the son of Satan, I know that. But one does not preclude the other.

  • bassbait

    I always went to get the Chain Chomp star first.

  • Oc3anman

    Aww really? Army of Darkness is my favorite Evil Dead. Evil Dead 2 is a very close second.

  • LameSame

    Because Crispin Glover is scary and so is Satan. Get it? Alright, goodnight everyone! Thanks for giving me such a swell place to post (in what I am currently assessing as black-out) drunk, RLM! You’re real stand-up guys!

  • Oc3anman

    That sounds great. I’ll check it out. Thanks a lot.

  • DongsDongsDongs

    I feel like I deserve this for making a grammar mistake. I’m sorry and I’ll try not to do it again.

    See,Max Landis? That’s how you admit fault.

  • Oc3anman

    I’m going to check that one out.

  • vicomtepicabia

    The whole time I was watching this I thought John Landis was dead. Then I looked at his wikipedia page and was like, what? He’s not dead? Turned out I was thinking of John Hughes.

  • bassbait

    Neil Breen films being a crash course.

  • LameSame

    What’s stopping you? A couple ground pounds and you’ve fucked with the system.

  • infernocanuck

    JOHN HUGHES IS DEAD!!?

  • vicomtepicabia

    Sorry you had to hear it this way. He died in 1987 right after the release of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Then an impostor who took over his life died in 2009.

  • PoopyPants

    Holy fuk I’m only 2 mins in and I realised I don’t have time to watch this. BUT I’LL BE BACK!!! The thought that filmmakers will be appearing on your show to challenge your reviews. Holy shit, guys please don’t ever Pussy out like Harry knowles did.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    What is this “ahp stoah”?

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Because that wouldn’t sustain his eccentric lifestyle.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Or was it the other way around? I can never quite remember.

  • Anthony D.

    Guys, this was a really great video. I really enjoy seeing Max in contexts other than just on Twitter (for example, his participation on Screen Junkies’ Movie Fights show was great) so this video was a really informative and entertaining peek into his thought processes. I love it when people that have been critical of someone’s work in the past actually get to go face-to-face with them, and this did not disappoint. Max is a really interesting guy and it was cool to see him here interacting with my favorite internet frauds. Whatever the motivation behind RLM agreeing to do this, I’m glad they did.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Right? That was amazing!

  • LukasH

    I was gonna say something slightly mean to you, but you capitalized “pussy”. I respect that.

  • Snake Squeezer

    Holy fuck wow! This guy is actually a really interesting genius! Finally I know who Max Landis is.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM-Qp1e2TYM

  • WrongWithYourFace

    There seems to be an awful lot of “what I was meant to say” comments around here. Is the Landism taking over?

  • Snake Squeezer

    I think what I was meant to say is, “Okay.”

  • Domo

    I think what you really meant to say was “Poop.”

    Damn you Autocorrect!

  • Snake Squeezer

    Okay.

  • Domo

    Does this mean we get to have a conversation with RLM, too? Is Jack gonna give us beer? This is great!

  • Jack as the silent beer guy was his best performance yet.

  • Thanatos2k

    I guess the moral of this story is that Twitter makes everyone look like an asshole moron. Why would anyone ever use it?

  • Oh he’s not confirmed for gay?

  • Thanatos2k

    The best part is Mike having a surly or disgusted expression the whole time.

  • Classic Stoklasa

  • VvdD

    It’s better not to comment online if you don’t like people replying to your comment.. Or just post and never return like I do.

  • Again with your massaginist views. You disgust me, worm!

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Apparently not?

  • LukasH

    Well, you’re lucky that you’re a man. But women don’t have time to comment, with all the cooking they have to do. And I mean have to.

  • Mine seems to be so busy, she didn’t even bring me my slippers this morning. WHAT’S WRONG, WOMAN? *throws beer bottle into kitchen*

  • WrongWithYourFace

    It’s always okay to capitalize on pussy.

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    I’d say the remake of true grit. That movie is a boring awkward snooze-fest..

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    I do it for the lulz

  • Than what the hell have I’ve been watchi… ooh. There is new content out. Awhgawd. Feel so embarrassed. *tucks penis back in pants*. So, uhm *cough* Lowers voice. *cough*

    Anyway. So. How’s the family? Dads alive? Not drunk?

    *penis slips out* Whoa, how did this happened? Let me just… wait, wait. I’ve got it. Get IN THERE! God damn you. You always do this. *hissing* *wheesing* SHUT UP! You are ruining my life.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLT_jcOQ8qU

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    Yeah, that was awesome…

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    We need more Pimps, Pushers..

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    Flash Gordon

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    That never happened…. NEVER HAPPENED!

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Couch?

  • Fixed it. Damn japs, killed my english tutor.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Yes, yes I have.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    I thought it was me. But he didnt have a Lizard on his head.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    OHHHHHHHH! now I get it. Pimp.
    Edit: I cant believe I missed that.

  • Earth

    So is Max gonna do a Len Kabasinski and comment here?

    #joinusMaxjoinus

    http://mohagencomic.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/pennywise-the-clown.png

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Nooo! Don’t fix what ain’t broken, I mean, when it’s already been pointed out to you!

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Fuck him, he walked into that punji trap he killed himself the selfish dick. now I have to carry the Browning .303. FUCK THAT GUY!

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Thats write Face.
    Toadie if you make a mistake you just.
    “Edit: I meant RIGHT!”
    otherwise this will become a house of lies.

  • FIXED IT!! Dagnabbit!

  • Spoiled Ants

    Although it wasn’t as interesting as I hoped it would be.
    I’m glad Max or whoever reached out and cleared the air; too often there’s this “Us against Them” rift between critics and filmmakers.
    It’s nice to see that they can just sit down on a beer (or five) and talk about movies like civilized hacks.

  • Spoiled Ants

    He’s not even in the same league:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH6b_lSQst0

  • Mike B

    You know that’s kinda interesting what one can take away from these interviews. Len Kabazinski seemed like a incompetent hack fraud when looking at his movies alone, but in the interview he turned out to be just a very passionate if ill-talented film maker who is willing to improve.
    Matt Hannon seemed like a genuine (b-list) actor man from a bygone era caught in the headlights of sudden and unforseen internet fame many years later, and turned out that’s what he really is.
    And finally we have Max Landis who seemed like a wholly out of touch self acclaimed prodigy son of a famous person. And it turned out that he’s just partially out of touch son of a famous person with overzealous persona.

    What makes the latter one interesting is that unlike Len and Matt, Max seem really like a person who has lived in a some sort of bubble. It’s like he doesn’t really grasp at how he comes across, even if his opinions are valid ones. I guess you could say that he lacks perspective.

  • LukasH

    I can confirm that.

  • Marvin Falz

    Fuck Twitter except for messages like: “A new HitB is coming out soon” and the likes.

  • LukasH

    Well, I enjoy trying being smart and clever on there. I find the crickets afterwards calming.

  • David Welge

    Why? Because people don’t like the idea that their personal hobby should be invaded by pc bullshit? I know, it must be really frustrating for you.

  • Marvin Falz

    I found the crickets afterwards enerving. It’s in truth jealousy on my part, because others get all the retweets. So Twitter is a humbling experience. But most of all I find Twitter to be a waste of time.

  • Like Icare

    Did he maybe go to a mime school as well?

  • genetunneygent

    By being an asshole.

  • LukasH
  • bleurgh

    So I’m going to assume that Frankenstein was something the studio pressured Max into writing seeing as his involvement in it contradicts everything he says in this interview about ip or he’s just a bit of a hypocrit.

  • Like Icare

    How bout that one with Raul Julia and John Hurt, directed by Roger Corman?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=9smZO4gkkLE#t=851

  • You kray kray, bra?

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    9.

  • World War 3? I blame Andrew.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Dont tempt me.

  • Like Icare

    Speaking of Star Wars…

    Wouldn’t it be great entertainment if we could get another #gate out of it?
    https://www.yahoo.com/movies/fox-news-contributor-gets-death-1307709541908534.html

    #SWgate #littleSpaceNerdsSticks #leaveIt2FOX #trollPros

  • PoopyPants

    Scratching my head on what mean horrible nasty things you could say to me. My winning charm has that diffusing effect on people.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    If I do I will make sure this is the last song you ever hear….

    https://youtu.be/uCEeAn6_QJo

  • PoopyPants

    It scares me to think these are the types of people behind big studio walls creating our modern cinema.

  • Red Skeleton

    He expressly said writers in the studio system were tools to be used to protect an investment, and that they basically write to please the studio execs. How does that in any way contradict anything else he’s said?

  • dollar store cashier wife

    she should have said something bad about Batman Vs Superman. batmannews could then send her death threats AND tp her house.

    #classy

  • PoopyPants

    Too busy liking cool stuff. Kim Kardashian?

  • Red Skeleton

    It helps that Landis is clearly a total fanboy of Mike’s

  • Like Icare

    I like how she’s also insulting people’s religion.
    The church of little space nerds sticks religion.

    You know who else has little sticks and calls it religion? Christians.
    Only they wear their little sticks crisscrossed around their necks and even imagine that they protect them from demons and vampires.
    Talk about stupid nerds, right?

  • archstanton543

    Are we sure he’s not Emo Phillips’ son?

  • Trask

    *fuckboy

  • MonkeyKing1969

    I’m glad he came and discussed movies.

  • I’m disappointed they didn’t fight to death in an American Gladiators arena.

  • bleurgh

    You really don’t see how it’s hypocritical to lambast a certain way of working then take money for doing exactly that thing? You don’t see the hypocrisy in that? You don’t see that he’s telling people to do as he says and not as he does? Really?! Are you fucking trolling me right now?

  • Gavin Callaghan

    Weird shrill spastic coke addicts write the screenplays -and then slow stodgy Midwestern drunkards review them. Makes sense. No wonder Hollywood films have no understanding of normal human interactions, interests, or emotions. They could make a sitcom based on this principle – call it 2 Drunks & the Spaz.

  • Like Icare

    Flatulators. American Flatulators arena.

  • There is alot more sped up photage in Mad Max 1979 than I remember and I’m OK with it. That movie is friggin amazing.

  • I’d pass that gas for a dollar.

  • Fifty Shades of Mike?
    Fifty Cumstains of Max?
    Fifty Cents of Rap?
    Fifty Years of Downey Jr.?

    I don’t know what’s fappening.

  • Joe Syxpac

    Someone should confiscate her “cool” nerd glasses.

  • Joe Syxpac

    Well, at least John Candy is fine.

  • Joe Syxpac

    That guy looks like a clone of Lindsey Graham.

  • Joe Syxpac

    He’s not cool enough to hang with us.

  • Yeah, not cool enough.

  • Strong_Bow

    Disclaimer; spam bots are NOT a wit experiment!

  • Strong_Bow

    I want to see the version where Mike says more than nine words to Maxie-Poo Landis.

  • RLMkeepitup

    only saying 9 words in 27 minutes is perhaps a message in itself. heyyoo

  • Strong_Bow

    I guess; I think I can smell a FOX!

  • Palpatine

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Be thankful for the new content.

  • TheManHole

    Us weirdo Canadians already had our thanks for giving.

  • Marvin Falz

    Happy Thanksgiving, Americans. I hope new content won’t be a turkey. Haa Haa Haa.

  • Marvin Falz

    I can’t wait for Christmas, when Santa is giving and giving and giving.

  • James Earl Jones

    Have you guys been watching all of the Force Awakens commercials? Are you on a media hiatus?
    Because another commercial has surfaced… Yes, another.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e813AnfX0Y

    WTF is Flash doing in it? (well, yes, running.)

  • Marvin Falz

    No and no. I stay away from TFA as much as possible. Well, I like the RLM and RLM webzone discussions about TFA.

  • Palpatine

    Cool.

  • bassbait

    Why did you even bother responding to me? You seriously still have a bone to pick about the most pathetic thing lol…

    here, I’m gonna break it down for you – “gaming journalism” is *not important at all*. If you actually give a shit about gaming as a “personal hobby”, enough to bitch and moan about “gaming journalism” then you have way too little other shit to worry about in life.

    I get on a console and I play a game. I don’t bitch about how “the PC police have invaded gaming!!!”

    And if you do? Then grow up, because gaming is not an important thing. And even worse? It’s not YOUR personal hobby alone. It’s many people. Including people who are more “PC” than you. Including people who are far *less* PC than you. There is no “invasion”. That’s called paranoia, and it’s silly, and childish.

    Don’t even bother trying to make a case against any of this because I don’t care. I’m what you’d call an “adult”, I don’t waste my time caring about petty bullshit. And I wouldn’t have had to even think about this if not for the fact that gamers keep bringing it up like it’s their calling card. Just play games. Who cares about gaming journalism? Nobody should, and it’s pathetic that so many people do. Who cares about PC or not PC or whatever? That’s not an issue, it’s just a pissing contest.

  • bassbait

    is Kylo Ren asking for a hi five in that pic?

    Not gonna watch the video btw.

  • PoopyPants

    If I had been drinking milk I’d have white snot candles hanging out my nose.

  • bassbait

    for a second you almost tricked me into thinking that there was actual new content… and not “conversation with steam controller” content.

  • bassbait

    too bad.

  • bassbait

    watched it pretty recently, and it was good. Road Warrior was better though.

  • PoopyPants

    There has been a disturbance in the force.

  • Hey guys! I’ve found a bootleg copy of The Day the Clown Cried.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlCfkY4ZJ6I
    It made me cry.

  • bassbait

    lol she basically said what I would say if I was on Fox News.

  • bassbait

    stupid shit. silly shit.

  • James Earl Jones

    He is. “Another character” seems all bitchy and doesn’t give him a hi-5.
    Oops, sorry about the spoiler.

  • PoopyPants

    Yes no one wants millions to see or pay for your movie

  • bassbait

    is that why he turns to the dark side?

  • PoopyPants

    I don’t care who max landis is. I don’t care about 95% of Hollywood movies. But I’m always checking back for Red Letter Media’s latest offering.

    Sincerely, general audient.

  • Like Icare

    Meanwhile here in Bosnia… We had our Statehood’s Day… Day of Statehood?
    Which is like the day when that other Bosnia’s sovereign borders were established back when communist partisans fought Germans and local fascists during the WW2.
    And it is still celebrated in the new Bosnia which is run by nationalist parties of those local fascist’s offspring… well… in one half of the country it is.

    Aaaanyway…
    It’s a cold, gray November day and I’m taking a tram through half the Sarajevo, on my way to the bus station. And it’s like a fuckin day of mourning (as in grieving, not the time of the day before noon).
    There are no people on the streets, shops are closed, with flags displayed in the windows… Counted at least 5 flags hung upside down. Cause people still don’t know how to hang the new flag. Which is no surprise as it symbolizes nothing. But you’d thing that in 20 years people would finally catch on how the fuck to hang it correctly.

    Some hours later I get home and now it’s a smog-filled November night, with a drizzle of snow on empty wet streets.
    But as it’s 0 degrees Celsius you don’t have time to think about how depressing it is cause you gotta keep moving in order to get home before your nose and ears freeze off.
    Thankfully good jacket and walking briskly keeps you warm much better than patriotism.

  • Like Icare

    Umm… This film HAS been rated. It’s PG-13.

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!
    Happy T-Day to Mike, Jay, Rich, Jack, Wizard, Jessi, Max Landis (and your Dad), Weird Al Yankovic, Fuck-Bot 5000, Len Kabazinski, the Samurai Cop Dude, Lazar Jaw Dude, all of the RLM fans and commenters, to my deceased alcoholic Mom, to my deceased pedophile Dad and to everyone else!
    Here’s to an Oxycodone Thanksgiving!!!

  • Jerry Lewis has now put a price on your head, pal. That video is tagged and tracked by Lewis’ vast international spy network. Good luck.

  • Like Icare
  • Jimmy Kimmel had a StarWars special last night. I DVR’d it so I don’t know how it is yet…

  • PoopyPants

    I wish this movie would hurry up and come out so we can all start bitching about it.

  • bassbait

    you don’t need to wait for it to come out in that case…

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    This is why I don’t like many movies anymore…

  • Marvin Falz
  • PoopyPants

    If it makes you feel better where I am it’s HOT and everyone is cranky with swety butt cracks and no one can sleep because the fans are just blowing hot sticky air and little partying bugs.

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    You should make movies, I would watch them

  • Like Icare

    Speaking of Star Wars…
    Did youse guys see the new Captain America vs. Iron Guy trailer? There’s a cat person in it and it’s not played by Halle Berry.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVdV-lxRPFo

  • My family are all dead too. RLM and you idiots are my family now. I want to go to Aalderan and learn the ways of the Force, like my father…….

  • Jimmy Pimmel!

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    OK! Everybody…we’re goin’ to Aalderan! It’s going to be great, there’s no weapons and the planet is peaceful..

  • Its gonna be great….

  • James Earl Jones

    I don’t really know why this shit got cut from the Super Special Editions. It is absolutely essential to the saga:

    http://i.imgur.com/Dr5iMNL.jpg

  • That’s a good one. I like the part where Han and Chewie emerge from the rubble and Han blasts a trooper. Classic. Oh God! I am turning 7 again. If this is another Phantom Menace, I may not survive. I leave my toys to RLM commenters.

  • He’s saying “Don’t leave me hanging, bro”

  • Marvin Falz

    It is the heart of the saga and everything else is just filler.

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    Man that looks so mediocre.

  • Like Icare

    Nah… I’m cool with the cold. Beats being drenched in sweat while your brain cooks.
    I just don’t like all the damn smog. And false pretenses like fauxtriotism.

  • I think it’s supposed to be Catman! His power is to spray noxious ammonia out of his ass and into the faces of his enemies. He also kneads dough like nobody’s bidness.

  • James Earl Jones

    Wha–

  • Like Icare

    I don’t know…

    It actually looks like it could be a decent sequel to Captain America 2… and then Iron Man shows up.
    And I guess he’s not feeling well or something cause he’s acting completely out of character just so he could have a reason to fight Captain America.

  • PoopyPants

    That’s all fine… But what does it actually do?

  • Marvin Falz

    From time to time I enjoy Rindspimmel.

    #punheaven

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    I have nothing against Max Landis, but it seems strange for a writer to say that everybody misunderstood his tweet and accept no real responsibility for the misunderstanding.

    I’m glad he clarified what he meant (after all, 140 characters is a difficult restriction to meet when you’re trying to get a message across), but it always annoys me when people say things along the lines of, “Everybody misunderstood what I said/wrote…” If everybody reaches the same understanding and it wasn’t what you intended, then you made a mistake, plain and simple.

  • bassbait

    it’s under 50 degrees today (9C fyi). This is both a good and a bad thing. Great because I get to wear more layers which I’ve been dying to do since summer started (where summers here get to fucking 120 degrees), and bad because the cold weather can fuck up my skin in a way that I won’t bother clarifying.

  • Like Icare

    What? I mean… I do know what that shit is… but a Star Wars ASMR?

    What’s next? Avengers ASMR? Smurfs ASMR?

  • Like Icare
  • Eddie Spengler

    Reminds me of Stan from Monkey Island

  • Like Icare

    Well… I can get with the needing dough thing, like most people I guess.
    But that ain’t much of a superpower. There are people needing dough just sitting in the street, needing dough all day.

  • Marvin Falz

    Cthulhu ASMR. And gentle whispers by Cannibal Corpse.

    Yeah, I was baffled too. Star Wars and ASMR don’t mix in my imagination. I guess, the ASMR artist just browses the book and tells nostalgic tales in a whispering voice.

  • I am watching Star Wars Clone Wars animated tv show. My only take away is I am attracted to the little orange Jedi chick. Is that weird?

  • considering communication is his craft and career., if he can’t sum up a sentiment before he tweets, he probably rambles on in his script writing too, hence why he cannot or does not persue an indie route.

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    Just fucking kill Iron Man already. He’s such an asshole ..

  • bassbait

    forgot to change my skin. I told myself I’d do it every time there was new content on RLM!!!

    This one is Between the Buried and Me’s “Colors” album, one of my most listened to albums ever, and it’s probably my second favorite album behind The Mars Volta’s “Frances the Mute”.

    Sleep on.

  • Yeah, I have that super power too. But combined with the spray thing, well, it’s different. Speaking of The Avengers, did you read about that vegan chick that made bread from her own vaginal yeast? Yup. Enjoy those rolls at dinner today and don’t think of vaginal yeast, no matter how hard you try.

  • You should call yourself Punjabi MC! <3

  • Lord knows how many cartoon chicks I wanted to bone masturbate to. You’re forgiven.

  • Marvin Falz

    But I’m neither from Pundia nor of Pundian descent!

  • Like Icare

    Well… Kevin Smith rambles on too. Writing movies and talking.
    But he moved from being a poster child for independent movie making to trying to be director of studio movies… to going back to independent.

    And he’s a fat dude with family and dogs and stuff.
    And he also wrote comics – only his fixation is on Batman, not Superman.

  • Stop spreading your pundemic, you Pansen!

  • What if TAF flops and doesn’t make its money back? Will they cancel The Star Wars forever?
    #wishfulthinking

  • Marvin Falz

    Well, we shall see, you Punda, you’re going to be extinct.

  • tOmy`

    Seeing last Like Icare‘s post, I just had to do this: http://i.imgur.com/xp4dtQo.jpg

    #ProductiveDays #MadMSPaintSkillz

  • Marvin Falz

    That would be great. TFA the biggest flop in cinematic history. It would be the catharsis everybody needs after the Prequels.

  • Star Wars Ring Theory confirmed!

  • tOmy`

    (Had to take few “artistic” liberties with your text, sorry. Oh, and I maybe didn’t get the whole flag thing, so it might be off.)

  • Although I’d really want to see their take on Star Wars: TNA.

  • Marvin Falz

    TNA?

  • We gotta stop with those puns. I’m losing brain cells faster than ever before.

  • Marvin Falz

    Agreed. I don’t want to be respunsible for our own demise. ARGH!

  • Like Icare

    Yeah… I remember someone… I think it was someone on some anime forum once… saying “Why jerk off to porn when women in hentai are perfect in every way?”

    And then there’s this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVUOvHYv3ME&feature=player_detailpage#t=96

  • Marvin Falz

    Aaah. The porn version of Star Wars by Disney. I hope Mickey and Minnie are involved.

  • LukasH

    Lucas will murder James Cameron on live TV and say “Told you” before blowing his brains out. I see no other way.

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    yes

  • dollar store cashier wife

    It will never beat Titanic. No one can.

  • Marvin Falz

    “I wouldn’t mind one”

  • Like Icare

    Like… eL-Oh-eL!

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    Ok, so I’m laid up, immobilized, on tones of drugs, I have lots of beer. I’m also alone (no hot nurses or MILFs near me) guess you can’t have everything amairite?

    So what movies would you guys recommend for someone in this situation, what movies wouldnt’ you recommend?
    Please be explicit and don’t hold anything back…

  • Red Skeleton

    Oh no! The man is bitching about his job! How DARE he. He also said he regrets going into the studio system but he didn’t know any better. I imagine MOST creative people dislike working in the profit driven studio system, what are they supposed to do, go work for mcdonalds?

  • LukasH

    Kontroll. Because why not.

  • Marvin Falz

    Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.

    Never seen it, but MST3K riffs on it and Linkara burns the comic of the same name. I would even want to recommend it to RLM to watch it on BotW. Looks like a charming so bad it’s good movie.

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    Ohh, Hungarian! I’m part Hungarian so yeah this looks goo. Should I watch it with subs or is the dialogue in English?

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    Awesome

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    That’s one on the 3 Santa disc that they didn’t review on BOTW

  • Marvin Falz

    Santa Claus Conquers the Martians looks similar to the Santa Claus they reviewed.

    Hello, RLM, maybe this year Santa Claus Conquers the Martians?

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    That would be a treat! They should make Max Landis watch it.

  • Palpatine

    This music should set the tone:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=520ryOTnyec

  • Palpatine

    Explicit, eh? Then watch either Cannibal Holocaust or Salo: The 120 Days of Sodom. Or just any old exploitation trash.

  • Crixxxx

    Victor Frankenstein has a 22% on RT

    Still better than Sinister 2 and Agent 47!

  • Like Icare

    Nah… The flag works like that.
    That’s the less seen, horizontal, upside-down version, most of them being hung vertically upside down, with the yellow triangle (which is kinda supposed to be the shape of the country) basically pointing down and looking like it’s pushing the white stars downward (which kinda mean something-something European… but with a completely arbitrary number of stars).
    But there were those versions too.

    My favorite horizontal upside-down placement of a flag was one in a window of a “Chinese shop” in Mostar.
    Is it a sign of distress? Maybe they don’t know how to hang it cause they are Chinese? Maybe it looks that way from down there in China?
    So many possible explanations…

    The reason for the whole “How do you hang this thing again?” question is that it was basically a flag that was produced by a committee after a war where every side had their own flags and coat of arms… but now none of those can be used any more as other sides find them discriminatory and insulting.
    And then they couldn’t agree on the design of the new flag – so we were just given one by Carlos Westendorp, 2nd High Representative for Bosnia.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Bosnia_and_Herzegovina#Alternative_flag_variations_.28change_of_flag.29

    Note how his version had a different blue color.
    Which they’ve changed before adoption – everywhere except in the official legal documents (i.e. laws) where it stood for years that the blue of the Bosnian flag was pure cyan blue of the UN flag.

    And I think I mentioned already how the current national anthem was taken from the soundtrack for Animal House.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF7qv6GrUbw
    Which is a special kind of ironic in so many ways. Like Animal House being a John Landis movie, which makes all this rambling strangely almost on topic.

    Or like the “news” idiots talking about it on various news portals few months ago and declaring that “OK” on account of the original tune not being copyrighted.
    Which is a “fact” someone just pulled out of his or her ass and one of the most retarded rationalizations ever.
    “No, no… It’s OK that we salute a tune stolen from a comedy about boozing and partying and anarchy and dead horses – nobody’s gonna come after us for stealing it.”

  • Hank_Henshaw

    George Lucas is a genius.

  • I saw his rant at Sundance before his Red State traveling road show. These guys pick strange ways to gain freedom. I like directors and writers that make lots of money in the system, then they just do whatever self financed movies they want outside the studio. I don’t get the complaining, like the studios have ever been different.

  • Marvin Falz

    Jim Henson stated as reason for Muppets merchandising, that all the money goes right back into production and into improvements.

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    That was Jim Henson. There are very few humans like him left

  • Like Icare

    Brian’s Song.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lnt-BqOjaTQ

    Or Misery.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptpaEntid74

    Either way it should be about James Caan in a wheelchair. Great for lifting your spirits when being sick and immobilized.
    Also, I hear that Brian’s Song is like Beaches for guys, so if you feel like crying while there’s no one around to see it…

  • Marvin Falz

    It seems that way. Paraphrasing Max Landis: good is the right balance between art and commerce.

  • Like Icare

    Ooooh! That would be such a twist as everyone is expecting for the Cap to get… capped.
    And it is almost certain then that it wont ever happen. Unless RDJ trips in the shower or something.

  • Gil Brooks

    This is an interesting interview, but Landis is still a whiney cunt, like his father before him.

  • Like Icare

    Oh yeah… I remember that. She collected it with a wooden spoon.

  • Like Icare
  • LukasH

    I’d say subtitles. Even if you don’t fel like reading, the movie will get an extra layer of weirdness.

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    I remember a movie with James Caan and he got his leg injured and then used his cane as a weapon…what was it?

  • LukasH

    That one, Misery. Not a bad Stephen King adaptation (because the book did not suck)

  • LukasH

    So what did you find interesting about it then.

  • Trask

    Baby’s first exploitation films.

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    No it wasn’t misery although that one is the most scary suggestion yet. The movie I’m referring to is a cop movie from the late 70’s early 80’s..

  • LukasH

    Shit, you got me there. Has James Caan a broken leg fetish or something?

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    I prefer subs with non English dialogue, usually have to watch them several times to catch everything.

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    It would seem. Maybe he fucked up his leg and Max Landis just wrote it into the script.

  • LukasH

    I dunno what babies you hang around, man.

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    Clones man, clones..

  • Dan

    Super cool of Max Landis to drop in and share his insights! Also nice to know it’s not just me and a bunch of nobodies watching Red Letter Media 🙂

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    Oy Vey!

  • dollar store cashier wife

    “insert a serbian film reference here”

  • LukasH

    NO!

  • Watching whiney cunts isn’t interesting now?

  • Thank God someone had the guts to make a new Frankenstein movie! Long overdue ignored subject in cinema history. Ahem….

  • Frickin’ watching old Star Trek TNG episodes makes me cry now. I’ve become a girl’s blouse so I will give Brian’s Song a miss lol

  • Strong_Bow

    What happened to your face?

  • LukasH

    So what exactly makes him a whiney cunt, then, let’s get to it. That his father was not a miner? That he cares about what people think about hsi work? That he’s disillusioned about the state of movie industry (imagine that)? That he doesn’t have a crew cut?

  • LukasH

    Several industrial accidents.

  • Beat me to it!

  • I didn’t say it, I just asked a question. Go after the last guy.

  • LukasH

    I’m not going after anyone, I am actually asking a question.

  • Strong_Bow

    Unfortunate smelting accident? I see you’ve shed your tubelike appearance and have ‘metamorphosized’ into a real boy.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    Are you a Looney Toons character?

  • LukasH

    Don’t be fooled, I am mostly wood.

  • Marvin Falz

    Wouldn’t that make every RLM member a whiney cunt?

  • I feel threatened and need to be in a safe space. Lol. Actually, he sounds exactly like a whiner and his father was known as one. Now he might just sound that way, but if I imitated a whiner, it would not sound different from his voice and manner.

  • LukasH

    Especially me. Had to ask.

  • Strong_Bow

    Like, Max Landis means well. He’s an easy target and I don’t think the RLM crew would have had him on if they were just going to take pot shots at him.

  • Cream-A-Thon

    Comfort movies like Rock & Rule come to mind.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kPP45npLaQ

  • LukasH

    So it is his voice and mannerisms? You know, without trying to be adversary, that’s kinda shallow.

  • Spoiled Ants

    I thought you guys were talking about the porn version the whole time. I mean, what else would TFA stand for other than “The Fantom Anus”.

  • LukasH

    “Farting Anus”?

  • Again, I didn’t say he was. And I am very shallow, so check your privilege.

  • Strong_Bow

    Constant state of stimulation.

  • Marvin Falz

    “The Fucked Ass” – also the title of a movie about bestiality.

  • LukasH

    As a SJW, that offends me. But then, nobody cares what a Sorta Jewish Weirdo thinks these days.

  • Word.

  • Like Icare

    The original “The Killer Elite”.
    He even fights ninjas in it.
    https://www.avforums.com/styles/avf/editorial/products/01f3e254e490b75f46c36bf62bc5eea2_8162.jpg

  • You need to do some serious binge watching of any series that need catching up on!

  • LukasH

    Yeah, there is this one video of an interview with Max, titled “People fucking hate me”.

  • Like Icare

    …and let me just add that the Japanese poster is a work of art.

    http://www.filmonpaper.com/site/media/2011/05/TheKillerElite_B2_artwork_Japan-1-500×704.jpg

  • Strong_Bow

    He’s just like the rest of us; I think he wants everything he’s attached to to have mainstream appeal. That’s just not always the case.

  • Spoiled Ants

    I never saw a dime….
    But, god bless him. We still miss ya, Jim.

  • Spoiled Ants

    So George Lucas is the incarnation of Shakespeare after all.

  • LukasH

    Nobody likes their words being taken to task, be that a script, tweet or a Disqus comment.

  • Patrick Cyr

    I hope this is new format is recurring. Love seeing film makers come on and blab more in depth and more generally–and with interviewers who don’t just fawn over the stars–than the usual boring press tour pulp.

  • Like Icare

    Goddamit… posted in a wrong reply… let me sum it up here.

    The movie is the original “The Killer Elite”. Where he fights ninjas with his cane.
    https://www.avforums.com/styles/avf/editorial/products/01f3e254e490b75f46c36bf62bc5eea2_8162.jpg
    And the Japanese poster is a work of art.

    http://www.filmonpaper.com/site/media/2011/05/TheKillerElite_B2_artwork_Japan-1-500×704.jpg

  • Cream-A-Thon

    Whither, Emo Philips?

  • Spoiled Ants

    It’s a black cat. So his superpowers is probably 12years of bad luck and to psyche his enemies with superstition.

  • Marvin Falz

    I’m very sorry, Kermit. It must feel terrible to be exploited that way. Jim shoved his hand up your ass and Miss Piggy beat you.

  • Spoiled Ants
  • Cream-A-Thon

    Shock Corridor. I think Samuel Fuller is still way under appreciated.

  • And he is Rich Evans arch enemy!

  • Yes. It was a discussion and not a doting interview.

  • He was born and raised in Hollywood, so it is really remarkable he can form coherent thoughts at all.

  • Snake Squeezer

    Happy Kill Yourself with Food Day!

  • Strong_Bow

    He’s trying, and by being on THIS show indicates he doesn’t take himself too seriously.

  • LukasH

    Not here. Oh what the heck, nomnomaarghhamamaughhhhughhhhhhughhhhh

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    As a SJW I concur. Max is also a SJW…

  • Marvin Falz

    Equality is when you can kill yourself with food regardless of social origin, nationality, skin color, gender and so on.

  • LukasH

    (buuuuuuurp)

  • Marvin Falz

    The sound of equality.

  • Snake Squeezer

    After feasting, help yourself to one of these nice blankets! Sharing is caring!

  • Marvin Falz

    And we like you to share your land with us by being dead. Because sharing is caring.

  • Like Icare

    What I’m saying is, he doesn’t have to remain “in system” if he hates it so much AND rambling didn’t stop at least one guy to be a somewhat successful film (and other stuff) -maker.

    As for in-out of the system…
    There’s a pretty decent documentary called “Edge of Outside” about and with various independent film makers, living and dead.
    It has some rather insightful comments about Welles for one.

    But the part that all this Landis-business keeps reminding me of, is that interesting point it makes regarding Cassavetes – that he would studio movies just so he could finance his own independent films.
    Which is also basically what Ed Burns does. Acts in movies for money – and then makes his own little low budget movies.

    But the main thing about all people in the documentary was that they are all primarily film MAKERS. Not directors or actors or writers or whatever.
    They are guys wanting, needing and loving to make movies.
    It’s not their job or career – it’s their vocation. Their calling.
    Not their work but what they do.

    Working for a studio or independent, they will (or they did) make movies all their lives. Cause it’s what they do. And who they are.
    It’s not about “but he still only does Netflix movies” or “making it” or “progressing” or “becoming Carpenter”.
    To them it’s about making a movie.
    And if you listen to them talk…
    Mike and Jay and Len Kabasinski are like that too. Guys wanting to make movies.

    And Landis seems to have a need for that… with his short movies he makes… but doesn’t yet seem to have it clear what it is he actually wants to do.
    Is it being a famous writer/director or an independent movie maker?
    Which is not mutually exclusive… but one kinda needs to be pretty much a genius in the craft or very lucky to pull off both.

  • Snake Squeezer

    But! We’ll give your casinos! That balances everything out, right?!

  • Marvin Falz

    Of course. Money knows no boundaries and races. It is pure fairness.

  • LukasH

    You are forgetting an OK movie with Val Kilmer. Be fair.

  • Snake Squeezer

    Weird Science?

  • Earth

    Mike’s seen it. Said it was awful

  • LukasH

    AND Thunderheart. Seriously, what’s the big deal.

  • Marvin Falz

    Can’t argue with subjectivity. I guess.

  • Snake Squeezer

    Pure Instince!

  • Marvin Falz

    Like reptilian brain.

  • Snake Squeezer

    Do you know Thanksgiving of life?!!!

  • Earth

    I figure they probably won’t watch it is all.

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    This not a new format. Max basically arranged to be interviewed. My guess is Jack had some weird sympathy similar to a bowel movement and then RLM arranged to have him on.

  • Marvin Falz

    I believe that too.

  • Marvin Falz

    Yeah, it’s called ‘gunshot, fade to black’.

  • Snake Squeezer

    Max set this all up is my bet. RLM were good sports to allow it.

  • Spoiled Ants

    Mike dressed as Captain Freedom and Rich as Dynamo hunting down Adam Sandler, that would be dope.

  • Very true. I watched that superman lives doc and it laid out pretty well the studio process. That movie could have either been brilliant or lame. It’s a fine line.

  • Snake Squeezer

    I posted this before, but you guys should really watch this interview. It makes it really clear to me that he was super nervous with RLM. He’s actually a pretty interesting guy who seems like he would be really fun to hang out with, but unfortunately that doesn’t really come across in the RLM interview.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM-Qp1e2TYM

  • Agreed.

  • I’m sure he is, but here at RLM comments, life isn’t fair. Just look at last years Ishtar debacle. I am still saying “these men are pawns”…

  • Snake Squeezer

    Too many alcoholics.

  • Cream-A-Thon

    Nah you’re thinking of Real Genius. Because, ceremonial.

  • Snake Squeezer

    His idea about a modern day fantasy movie, orcs, trolls, dragons etc, set today in the world as it currently is (the modern world, if you will) is interesting enough, and that’s just one of the things he talks about in that interview.

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    Videodrome ended that way. It’s the only time it was acceptable..

  • Spoiled Ants

    He said he wanted to work on smaller projects, but I didn’t expect THAT small.

  • Spoiled Ants

    Bets are on: I think his hairdo will win BOTW and WOTW at the same time.

  • Snake Squeezer

    Huh? The one where he plays Frederic Fu*king Chopin?

  • Marvin Falz

    “Many shots of the film were cut from the film’s theatrical release. For example, the shot of the dildo in Samurai Dreams
    was originally cut. “Censorship is always very personal,” replied
    Cronenberg, “and has very much to do with the sensibility of the one who
    is being censorious.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Videodrome#Censorship

    This and the synopsis at the top of the page sound very interesting.

  • Strong_Bow

    America; Fuck Yeah!

  • Betty Rubble may have been my first cartoon fantasy.

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    Yeah! Awesome.

  • Strong_Bow

    Mike/Jay are pretty snobbish in they’re own right. Jay boasts Blue Ruin as one of the best films of the last five years; a VERY bold statement.

  • Is there a thing where we can watch movies together online and comment, sort of like the RLM New Years live stream? If not, dibs.

  • Snake Squeezer

    Well, I liked Blue Ruin. Best of the last five years? Not sure, but honestly I think I’ve basically given up the “best of” line of thinking about things. It would be hard for me to decide even what was my own top 10 of the last five years, and also, kind of pointless really.

  • Snake Squeezer

    Only if you are a homosexual.

  • Strong_Bow

    Everyone’s a critique.

  • And if I was?

  • Strong_Bow

    Right on, right on.

  • Snake Squeezer
  • No. I am not clicking on it. Last time I followed a snake squeezer, well, nuff said.

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    Should I watch that?

  • I’m taking the Xanax and whiskey route, but yeah! Cheers!

  • Jay’s ancestors were all over that one.

  • Snake Squeezer

    Dinner of champions!

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    I have the Criterion DVD superbit release and it has those interviews and the lost scenes. I’ll have to find the Blu-ray sometime

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    Top Secret!

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    Oxycodone and VapeWax over here!

  • RiverboatGrambler

    I’ve seen both of them (on MS3TK) and “Santa Clause” is definitely better. “Martians” has a kooky premise but is kind of bland, while “Santa Clause” has a kooky premise along with some hilariously creepy and weird shit going on while Santa fights the Devil

  • dollar store cashier wife

    I woudn’t.

  • Well then, your loss. Cream-a-thon rules supreme.

  • Cream-a-thon? Well why didn’t he say so? (Three stooges sfx as scottymac grabs his mouse and lotion)
    Cut to….

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Happy Thanksgiving for all my wonderful American friends on here. 🙂

    PS – Yes, this is a sincere comment. I miss you fucking fucks.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Sure, I’ve got 27 minutes and 25 seconds to spare. I DON’T have 28 minutes to spare, though, so good editing, RLM. <3

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Anyone here with opinions about refugees? What about Bee Gees? … Regular G’s?

  • The Fugees? I fucking hated most of their songs. I think they collaborated with Cypress Hill once. That one wasn’t bad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4zlD7Ts-DM

  • Welcome to Obama’s Bee Gees. Oh, I think I mixed my comment sections. Well, imagine over at Anarchists R Us they are wondering who Mike and Jay are.

  • WELL FUCK YOU T… Ooooooohhhhh. Sincere.

    Wait, I’m not American.

  • tOmy`

    We do.

    But we promised to never talk about them again. I mean fuck, have you heard their Best Hits? It’s a fever you can’t dance off.

  • Marvin Falz

    Brie cheese

  • Marvin Falz

    Neither am I.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Sincerity is a rare thing from me these days.

    For example, my friend recently asked me if she was too fat. I told her I wasn’t sure but that we could go to a truck weighing station to find out.

    Wait, is that sincerity or assholery? …

  • You and your links. I love it!(said in a Charles Nelson Riley or Paul Lynn voice)

  • Marvin Falz

    That’s funny! Just not for her.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I don’t think the repairmen who had to fix the weighing scales thought it was very funny either.

  • Marvin Falz

    Funny. I shall now go to sleep in a joyous mood. Good night.

  • bassbait

    What’s a question?

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    Go ahead click on it…I DARE ya..

  • LukasH

    But a fart in the wind.

  • bassbait

    I’d recommend watching Italian Batman.

  • bassbait

    newborn… porn!!!

  • bassbait

    ironic that Misery was the one Stephen King work that turned out to not be misery.

  • bassbait

    My thanksgiving is over early because I have no family or friends.

    Anyone interested in watching Rich Evans stream all day?

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    A question equates to a direct threat in todays internet interaction. Didn’t you know?

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    Oh, ok.

  • bassbait

    Are you threatening me??

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Fugees fapping furries furiously.

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    What do you mean???

  • Free hugs and kisses for the lonely!

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    i was… but hes not there.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    he’s back.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    you only miss the americans?… fuck you man thats cold.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    You’re a big time movie maker now, all women are too fat for the roll, You have no time to talk and if that intern fucks up your latte again he is FIRED!
    The industry has changed you.

  • bassbait

    you can spot me in chat. I may pop in every now and again because I’m bored.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    You cant be sorta jewish. you are or you are not.
    If your mums a Jew you’re a jew. or you can convert… but if you’re not circumcised already I wouldn’t recommend it.

  • bassbait

    If questions are direct threats, then is it ok if I *CIA busts down door*

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Italian spiderman is better.

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

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    All 10 eps of Mr Robot or all 12 Eps of Utopia (English)
    Both of those shows are some of the best stuff humanity has ever made.

  • bassbait

    I recommend not taking any of my recommendations seriously, unless I say “I seriously recommend”.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    wow…. thats harsh…

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    it is already in profit. they have sold $300 million in toys and pre-sold tickets already.

  • capitalism

  • Don’t believe the hype of it being (too) gay a place. Right now I can see a pretty big Bush there.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    they are estimating the franchise will make $5 billion in the next year.

  • But what if the movie sucks?

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    The Spam? if you follow the links they fill your computer with viruses and try to con you out of money.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    $4 billion.

  • I know. Money always wins. The prequels, especially Episode I still made tons of cash, despite their suckage. In other words… F*** Society. 😉

  • I just read an interview with Lucas. Apparently he is butt hurt and reading between the lines of what he said, I think Mike Stoklasa is the real reason he sold StarWars and Abrams is directing. There is no need to check on this, it’s all true and I say so. http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/20/entertainment/george-lucas-star-wars-feat/index.html

  • fred

    Elephant is a good movie.

  • Palpatine

    Damn right.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    you work for Evil Corp dont you?

  • PoopyPants

    So it’s like getting a virtual girlfriend?

  • jay (Fragnon) stein

    What are you saying????

  • On a serious note. I’d be fed up with Star Wars, too. Can you imagine one of your works overshadowing your others and not being able to top it for over 40 years? That’s fucking depressing.

  • I’m the new CTO.

  • Like Icare

    Depends if you’re on or off your meds.

  • Yes. I fixed the hell out of a sink years ago. Never lived it down even though I moved on toilets and even water heaters. No, now I’ll fix anything but the kitchen sink.

  • Like Icare

    We kinda miss you too Taco. In a… parasocial way. We miss the idea of you, not you as a flesh and blood person. You know… like we miss Jessica Alba around these here commenting parts.

  • Palpatine

    It’s his own fault for making a shitty trilogy of films that overshadows his good films.

  • bassbait

    Howard the Duck?

  • My mom had that on VHS, and for the longest time, I thought she unironically liked it, until I realized she was laughing at the movie and not with it.

  • I seriously believe Plinkett is the reason. I always imagined how painful it would be for Lucas to watch the review, and we know Simon Pegg and others at his level have seen it, so Lucas must have.

  • bleurgh

    He could easily make movies outside the studio system. It’s such a non-complaint. It’s like the CEO for an oil company complaining about climate change. Give me a fucking break.

  • The Elegant Flaw Filial

    I miss ya, you Canadian maple-syrup-lube-douche.

  • Mugato

    Why would Lucas let a badly informed creepily misogamist podcast review affect a billion dollar decision?

  • The Elegant Flaw Filial

    *Flaw masturbates to his own false sense of national superiority.*
    Mmmm, yeah… U…S…A…U…S…A…

  • Coz. Plinkett was right about everything.

  • And I don’t think it was the only reason, but no one coalesced the problems and exposed the hack fraudery better. Like I said, it has been acknowledged by fairly famous people the ‘Catharsis of Plinkett’….which should be a movie in itself.

  • Palpatine

    Sam Neill pkays a better Indiana Jones in Jurassic Park 3 than Harrison Ford did in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

  • bassbait

    was JP3 as bad as people claimed? Or Lost World for that matter. I barely remember the movies lol.

  • Palpatine

    It’s not as bad as most people make it out to be. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still not a good movie, but on the positive side it’s only 90 minutes, it’s pretty obvious that the film had a lot of work put into it, and there are some decent performances in it. The Lost World on the other hand comes off as an unintentional comedy.

  • bassbait

    sounds like Lost World is gonna be my favorite.

  • Palpatine

    All the sequels to the first one are unintentional comedies now that I think about it. At least to me they are.

  • Joe Syxpac

    Who are you again?

  • Hank_Henshaw

    JP3 was BAD, but still much better than Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

  • Palpatine

    If you can put aside the fact that the T. Rex gets killed, it’s not that bad a film.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    It’s bad. That ending. Did you know they filmed it without a script, and that the money ran out during production? Funnily enough, the non-existent “script” is credited to Alexander Payne (Election, About Schmidt, Nebraska, Sideways, The Descendants and… Jurassic Park III? What?!).

  • Hank_Henshaw

    He never really tried anything else since Star Wars (THX 1138 and American Graffiti are before Star Wars, and Indiana Jones is more of a Spielberg thing). There was nothing stopping him from making the movies he wanted to make. They didn’t need to be bigger than Star Wars, they just needed to satisfy his artistic vision, or whatever. He chose to be a business man first. If that made him feel miserable, it’s his fault.

    I just wish he hadn’t convinced everyone to make another Indy movie. Star Wars can go fuck itself.

  • Palpatine

    They didn’t mention that in the extras.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    The extras are pretty good. It’s the ILM guys talking about the effects.

  • Palpatine

    They also said the Spinosaurus was biggerer and betterer than the pussy T. Rex.

  • bassbait

    I think I’m gonna watch an RLM commentary. I need someone to recommend which one I should watch first?

  • Palpatine

    Watch the first one released: the Plinkett commentary on The Phantom Menace.

  • bassbait

    actually I was hoping to start with one of the non-plinkett commentaries. I think I’ll save the plinkett ones for last.

  • Palpatine

    Which movie they did a commentary do you own?

  • bassbait

    Alien. That’s the only one. Though I’m a little pissed that my Terminator VHS tape got thrown away.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    They are all good. The only one I didn’t care much about was AvP, because I’ve never seen that movie.

  • Palpatine

    That one’s good.

  • bassbait

    I think it’s actually the director’s cut of Alien that I have… the DVD box doesn’t say a single thing about it for some reason? Like it’s just pictures and then the DVD. Whatever.

  • bassbait

    All of the films they’ve done commentaries for are films I watched growing up, so it’s pretty hard to choose. I’m leaning towards Batman and Robin right now because I want to watch some shlock.

  • Palpatine

    Sorry, the commentary is only for the theatrical cut.

  • bassbait

    those cheapskates!

  • Palpatine

    That one is hilarious.

  • bassbait

    settled. Now I just gotta [REDACTED] the movie and I’ll be ready to go.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    It doesn’t really matter, they RARELY make references to what’s happening onscreen. It’s as freestyle and off-topic as it can get. This is true for pretty much every commentary track they’ve done.

  • bassbait

    yea but still, I want to make sure it’s right.

  • Domo

    Halloween is the only commentary that discusses a lot of what’s happening on screen. Jurassic Park is a distant second in that regard.

    I personally think Ghostbusters 2 is the most insightful, where you really get where Mike/Jay/Rich are coming from with what they like and hate about movie sequels and why they think something fails. Jurassic Park is second.

    Terminator is probably the funniest, where their joking is closest to the Transformers 3-screen video. Alien and Batman/Robin are in the same vein.

  • Great rundown! Now I want to listen to one too! I’m going for some Terminator.

  • bassbait

    I’m doing Batman and Robin since it’s the one that sparked my interest, but I’ll probably do Ghostbusters 2 next, because that sounds more up my alley. Thanks for the rec’s

  • Simple Jack

    But you’ll soon learn some respect.

  • so much hack in one room

  • droodle

    I did read your post, did you read mine?

    If you got what he was trying to say, why did you accuse him of trying to “convince everyone that AU was original in the least.” All he said was that AU was not an IP – that’s not disputable, it wasn’t an IP before the movie.

    You’ll have to further elaborate on your RLM “gives a shit” comment if you want to discuss that. As-is, that statement doesn’t mean anything.

  • RLMkeepitup

    Gotta add Point Break to the list of remakes I’ll pass entirely on. I was going to make a joke that I’m sure Road House is coming soon, but apparently its also gonna happen.

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    As someone who has actually surfed at Bells Beach. that movies ending can get fucked. Torquay does not look like that!
    The waves. they got that right but I have seen bigger at Woollamia.

    The breakers made a tearing sound like thunder. and the Life Guards said. “You can go in but we are not going to come in to save you.”
    we chose to go home.

  • Showbiz Pizza Bear

    Your idea of fun is frightening.

  • We’re willing to wipe the slate clean, give you a fresh start. All that we’re asking in return is your cooperation in bringing a known terrorist to justice. LOVE THAT JOKER!

    http://cdn1-www.craveonline.com/assets/uploads/2014/04/Point-Break-Ronald-Reagan.jpg

  • Ah, that old and bloated Terminator/Star Wars joke.

    Classic Stoklasa.

  • They are all good. But I’d stay away from Plinkett Star Trek 5 commentary. It drags. It’s not bad but not good either.

  • Joe Syxpac

    I like that one.

    Though I’m one of the few people in the world who actually likes The Final Frontier.

  • I like The Final Frontier too. It’s a bad movie and it has alot of Shatner Cheese moments. But it has a strong sense of friendship and drama.

  • Joe Syxpac

    It’s also one of the few Trek movies where something from space isn’t coming to Earth to destroy it.

  • Snake Squeezer

    Just watched it for the first time. A lot of what happened before the attack was fairly boring, but the attack itself is what really lost me. There are a lot of people who seem only mildly concerned about what’s going on. There is no sense of urgency in the victims, or menace in the attackers. Probably have to chalk that up to bad directing as the actors don’t seem that untalented.

  • Joe Syxpac

    Who else thought Spectre was as dry as yesterday’s turkey?

  • bassbait

    I’ve never really cared for Star Trek so I’d imagine it’d be a chore. It’s the only one on the list that I don’t really have any interest in. And tbh the Jurassic Park one too. But the rest is right up my alley.

  • bassbait

    Batman and Robin with commentary was great.

    And even though this shouldn’t make any sense, I had a micro-crush on Uma Thurman whenever she was on screen.

    Tbh even though I was watching it with commentary, the movie wasn’t *that* bad. Maybe if I had heard more of the dialogue I would have liked it less but I thought the look of the film was fun and the cheesy camp factor was fun at points. And the ice jokes will always be great. I can get why some people hate the movie but I thought it was enjoyable enough.

  • LukasH

    Well, I’m not (wait this is the more public thread). I just know I have some Russian Jewish blood in me.

  • Mark Nash

    It’s great to see Emo Phillips back on our screens,

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    You have a little Russian Jew in you…. kninky.

  • Red Skeleton

    When he talks about people saying “What, could YOU have done better you little bitch”, YOU’RE one of those people, aren’t you?

  • bleurgh

    Why are you so defensive of this douchebag? What is your investment here?

  • dollar store cashier wife

    every bit as bad and then some.

  • Get some sleep and then watch the movie again.

  • And fart jokes. And a striptease by a grandma.

  • 2 days without content. This website is dead to me. *deletes account*

  • Doctor Andre Son of Thomas.

    Get on the Farscape train, Ride the wormhole!

  • Gil Brooks

    Well, if you’re really interested in my opinion- I found his candid talk about screenwriting, and the politics associated with that interesting. But he whined about everything else. Guys like this you know have never been punched before, and need to be at least once, in order to calm to fuck down.

  • LukasH

    I was interested, now I’m not.

  • I got “better” things to do. For example, sitting at home alone and crying myself to sleep.

  • shuura84

    He’s so dense…

  • Marvin Falz

    Two days without content. I think I resume my midichlorian habit.

  • bleurgh

    All of Craigs Bonds have been unfortunately, except for Skyfall whenever Bardem was on-screen.

  • Thing One n’ Two Things

    Suck up, much?

  • Thing One n’ Two Things

    Jay! That’s a fucking tuna, kid. What the fuck is that, bro?

  • bleurgh

    Watching a documentary about Ai Wei Wei on Netflix. This guy is kind of a badass.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    I went to see some of his work in an art gallery. I thought it sucked. I got the impression that he mostly commissions his ideas on uncredited artists and craftsmen, and then presents the result as his own.

    “Yea, I took this hundreds of years old part of a Chinese monastery, showcasing incredible craftsmanship, and you should now look at it as my artwork.”

    To quote a certain archeologist/adventurer: “It belongs in a museum!”

  • tOmy`

    More like stating the obvious.

  • dollar store cashier wife
  • tOmy`

    The more we see, the less it looks like Star Wars.

    Where are all the stars?

  • dollar store cashier wife

    star wars?

  • RLMkeepitup

    flamethrowers. not as clunky or random as a blaster, an elegant weapon for an uncivilized trooper

  • RLMkeepitup

    Hm. well I assume they needed it to look like he couldn’t escape, artistic liberties n’ stuff. Sounds like there should be a sign Life Guards on Duty Can’t Swim.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    wAr Star?

  • tOmy`

    lightsabers.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    STARWARS!

  • Jason Ross

    That guy better not eat a sandwich ever.

  • tOmy`

    I love the visuals. I want to have an FPS game set in such environment.

  • LukasH

    I have that with Star Wars.

  • LukasH

    The work is not that interesting to me, but the guy is.

  • bleurgh

    That’s no different than what Banksy or any other established artist at that level does, like it or not contemporary art is much more about ideas than execution. Also the sheer scale of his projects, manufacturing 100 million sunflower seeds for example, make it impossible for him to have more than a cursory involvement.

    I find his flagrant disrespect for the past to be the most endearing thing about him. Painting over Ming dynasty vases is hilarious and ballsy as fuck. I’m all for the importance of preserving cultural legacy, but in a place like China where a large part of the cultural legacy is an incredibly broken system of government and these cultural artefacts become propaganda symbols it seems like fair game. Destroying this stuff is punk as fuck.

  • Red Skeleton

    Um, nothing. He just doesn’t seem like some one worth demonising and he makes some legitimate points.

  • RLMkeepitup

    For anybody who plays the vidya games here are my thoughts when I checked steam today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRxcSNaVCPA

  • Jason Ross

    9.7½/10.0

  • -90%

  • Spot #11? How many are there going to be? How many do they need?

  • Something something dark side.

  • tOmy`

    66.

  • Alex Lee

    I don’t blame you on the Uma Thurman attraction; she’s wearing a green leotard most of the time.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    I think that’s fairly normal when it comes to movies like these where the budget for marketing goes into dozens of millions. I recall Inception having over 20 TV spots.

  • Alex Lee

    If only Star Trek V was made in 1979. Then Uhura dancing probably would have worked.

  • Palpatine

    Seeing as how it’s been over a month since the last HitB, I’m pretty sure it’s a given that the 100th episode will be on The Force Awakens. Mike and Jay are sellout hack frauds.

  • RLMkeepitup

    Rich’s streams are approaching Let’s Paint TV levels, all he needs is a treadmill http://i.imgur.com/aUJ4j6u.jpg

  • dollar store cashier wife

    the more steam sales you’ve been a part off the more appeal they loose. frankly nowdays humble bundle pushed the devaluation of games to it’s absolute limits.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    You’re right: contemporary art is not about execution. And, yes, I don’t like it.

    To me the scale of his projects seem big for the sake of being big. Because that raises attention. Sure, donate Ai Wei Wei all the Lego in the world because Ai Wei Wei wants to build the biggerest Lego thingie ever!

    I don’t care how “ballsy” or edgy ruining old pieces of art is, all I see is a guy begging for media attention. It’s no different from those guys, who make a fucktonne of money on YouTube for breaking brand new phones and game consoles.
    Besides, whatever messages he’s trying to convey are superficial at best. Hmm… a turd with a Chinese flag on it. I wonder what that might represent. (No, that is not a description of an artwork by Ai Wei Wei. It’s an original concept I just came up with, depicting the corruption of the Chinese government. Patent pending.)

    On the other hand, some of his works are apparently so deep that it’s impossible to know what they are trying say without some info note explicitly explaining it to you.
    I went into that exhibition I mentioned, having heard that it’s very important to read the info panels connected to the art. So I did. One of the pieces was a bunch of old wooden pillars, spread across the room in varying angles. The info stated that it depicted the intrusive social structures or something, I can’t really remember, and that it comes off as having a threatening feel. It wasn’t marked as anyone’s analysis, it was stated as fact. I’ll be the judge of how I’m supposed to feel about an artwork.

    I’m sorry, Ai Wei Wei. But if you fail to express the feeling and message you want to convey through the art itself, instead of an info panel, your artwork is a failure. And if your art is based on ideas and not execution, that usually makes your work not that interesting to look at visually, leaving zero redeeming qualities.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    BWAAAAAAM!

  • So, you WANT to pay full price for Euro Truck Simulator 2?

    https://youtu.be/pS6EpM4ZYHs?t=2m28s

  • *cut to silence*

  • archstanton543

    Great album by The White Stripes too.

  • archstanton543

    That outfit, haircut and socks indicate he doesn’t take anything seriously.

  • What tha fuck?

  • archstanton543

    Tones of drugs? Like A-minor or B-flat?

  • Nah, I’d take her over the new one. What’s her face? The one with the Na’vi lips.

  • bassbait

    interesting.

  • bassbait

    Have you been punched before?

  • I have a high midichlorian count! Ten lines of coke a day makes you forget about lack of content!

  • bassbait

    Good call but to be fair it’s a nostalgia movie for me so I might still like it even then.

  • bassbait

    This is true. And it is appealing.

  • bassbait

    humble bundle did it? Not piracy or anything?

  • I’m green to and I’m fabulous!