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New Half In The Bag please
Do you (Mike, Jay & Rich) ever look at the comments section?
You BETTER FREAKING like Firefly! That’s my two cents.
This particular review filled me a newfound lust for fried chicken.
By the way, was it http://www.chunkyschicken.com? I missed the URL, it was here an gone in a flash.
Jay’s haircut looks cool in this review. I read an interesting comment in another review that the “Ancient Ones” gods were just a metaphor for the audience, “us”, basically. I think that meta-horror perspective kinda helps explain the movie better.
It’s a brillant fake.
A disclaimer at the end of a frigging Three Stooges “homage” movie. You have to be kidding me.
Yo what’s up with the no HITB
The dilemma of watching new HITB when I haven’t seen the film…..
I’m not sure if you guys were aware of this, but Mystery Science Theater 3000 riffed on this movie. Maybe you did know this. I typed out this comment at the 4 minute mark because not typing it was killing me.
Only, instead of it being called “Zaat”, it was “Blood Waters of Dr. Z”. Probably some copyright issue.
I think “Blood Waters of Dr. Z” was the re-release title, which may have been edited or something. All I know is that “Zaat” did not do well in 1971, so they ran it again in mid-1970s. Like a lot of Italian cheapies, this flick has a bunch of alternate titles, including “Hydra”, “Attack of the Swamp Creatures”, “Legend of the Zaat Monster”, and the minimalist “Dr. Z.”
Allegedly they shot “Zaat” in one month during 1970. It mostly ran in the South, probably on the infamous Southern drive-in circuit.
The Room. Please.
Review Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
Loads of shots in this version I ain’t seen before.
BTW, is hoar cop ok?
Blood Waters of Dr. Z.
you guys may want to hurry up with the inevitable avengers review before everyone’s already seen it, also bring in Rich Evans since he actually seems to know his shit when it comes to comic books, just make him a zombie or something if you’re worried about continuity
yeahh!! Avengers in a Bag!
You two are adorable and it makes me super happy, especially since it reminds me of talking about movies with my own friends (who are all unfortunately on the opposite side of the globe at the moment). Thanks for making all these awesome reviews – it always makes my day when there’s a new one.
Gotta say, love the review…but Black Widow indeed does have superhuman powers if only in the sense that she has had a variation of the Super Soldier formula that turned Steve Rogers into Captain America.
You guys should start doing beer reviews.
I’ll buy that for a dollar? Plinkett likes RoboCop???
Best episode in a long time, love the new locations. Also your succeessful trip to the festival in Denmark proves what we Europeans already know – we have a better sense of humour
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Please review “Robot Holocaust”. It’s a mid 80′s sci-fi flick set in an post-apocalyptic(?) New York. It’s was directed by a Tim Kinclaid or something, best known by his work in the pornographic industry, and financed by an Italian studio.
If you liked Troll 2 you are going to love this piece of crap!!
Where’s my new haveinthebaag it;s been over 72 hours..
Hey, assholes!……We don’t want any more Plinkett reviews cos you’re not into doing therm so they aren’t funny anymore. And if you’re going to make a movie why not write a decent script and try and make something people want to watch instead of cheesy schlock??! You spend enough time ragging on other people’s movies and lack of funding isnt an excuse….”The Blair Witch Project” – 60k….”Paranormal Activity” – 15k…..”PI” – 60k …”Catfish”…30k…..”Primer” ..7k!!!!!…you guys must have 7k already. Seriously dudes, stop fucking around and get your shit together…..realize the dream!
Cocksucker, you showed those assholes who’s boss!
Why would you automatically assume that they’re just fucking around and aren’t going to make something with a decent script? Cheesy schlock can be well-made too. Just look at their last movie Feeding Frenzy.
Oh God, I knew the fucking trolls would find this site eventually.
Thanks for making these. I watch every one!
You guys make good reviews, but Mr. Plinkett should have the same voice in Half in the Bag as he does in his reviews.
The voice actor of mr. plinkett is different than the actor that plays him -_-
Yeah, that’s why I made the comment..
Why should he have the same voice? Does it hurt your brain?
No, it would just be better, the voice from the Plinkett reviews is just plain better.
This is the best thing on the internet right now. I watch this all the time. Thank you.
I think Jay had to hide his laughter from Mike’s “Lord, why have you forsaken me?” delivery.
Prometheus review, please?
They have to, don’t they! But I don’t think Amerikans get it until Friday.
add ‘Project X’ on your lineup of reviews please?
prometheus would be amazing reviewed by plinkett also. that film has so many plot holes.
Most of the things that happened make sense, but the way the film was edited makes it seem wonky
why didnt (spoiler) run (spoiler) rather than along it
where was everyone
naw, all this is either in the trailer or sufficiently unspecific not to spoil. shaw’s surgery is in the trailer, violent mohawk is in the trailer, octopus tentacle is in the trailer.
i guess a fullbore plinkett treatment would necessarily have to spoil, since the thing JUST came out.
but i think it really is the most disappointing thing since phantom menace. maybe it rates a vivisection.
Ehh I wouldn’t put it that low – the first half of the movie was really good, the entirety of the phantom menace was bad………..
as for the plot holes you mentioned, they make sense in context of the movie, they are just explained very poorly. In fact, I think that adding a few key scenes to help the audience grasp what the fook was going on would have been nice. Here is my interpretation
*SPOILERS* She ran alongside it because this is a movie where people do stupid things to add tension
*SPOILERS* This one is sort of confusing, and required an additional scene IMO. Either they were knocked out, or they were called to Weyland’s room when he woke up. I think the point was once Weyland was awake, nobody cared what happened to Shaw. Plus, her being pregnant with that thing was all part of David’s “experiment” which was basically called off once Weyland woke up and decided to go to the temple.
*SPOILERS*. He turned into a violent dick because he fell into the goo when the glasses guy was attacked. Remember the helmet melting?
*SPOILERS*. That pose was a reference to a deleted scene in Alien. It is only there to make you think “What the f*ck” before he attacked everyone.
*SPOILERS*. She wasn’t bleeding from the wound after the surgery, even though she was held together with just staples, so I think we are meant to assume that the machine did something else? Maybe it was the type of incision? I really don’t know. Possibly a plot hole.
*SPOILERS* This is left ambiguous on purpose I think, so I don’t think it counts as a plot hole.
*SPOILERS* The octopus monster got so big because that’s what happens in the Alien universe. Remember how big the chestburster got in Alien?
That is the best I got. To me this movie felt like a three hour movie edited down to two hours, because of so many key scenes that seem to be missing.
“She (SPOILER) because this is a movie where people do stupid things to add tension”
This is not what I watch a Ridley Scott movie for.
Yeah I agree. That scene was stupit. I still found the film entertaining, if bizzare
I can’t wait for the Prometheus review, though it may deserve the Plinkett treatment.
No, it was a great film.
And they said haters of it should just not watch movies (which is true)
youre an iiiidiot
Nice review as always guys. For anyone that can see Prometheus in IMAX it looks amazing. Also did anyone else think the movie would have been better if they just dropped the “Alien” tie in and just made it a stand alone film? It really felt like all the weak parts of the film were them trying to shoehorn in “Alien” and somehow doing a bad job at it.
Glad the plinkett “story” didnt take more time than it did. Something off with the lighting, or filter or whatever makes the light seem bad. The light was better in the old set at least.
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jay your lucky you dident watch avp2
WELL I STARTING COMING HERE FOR PLINKETT BUT CONGRADULATIONS YOU INCREDIBLE ASSHOLES SOLD ME ON HALF IN THE BAG
The down and up vote counters are broken. sorry.
People shouting is drama!
conglowgradulations to you, sir.
How come you guys never did Zero Dark Thirty? Afraid to piss off half of your audience one way or another?
Yes. Let’s have a review of that PoS.
I was ecstatic when I saw that you’d be reviewing That’s My Boy. I knew it was gonna be good.
JESUS CHRIST THE LITTLE GUY KEEPS LOOSING WEIGHT. another 20 pounds and hell be hot.
VAMPIRES … TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION…
That was a Klingon DISRUPTOR! Klingons don’t use phasers, silly man! Deduct 1,000 nerd points from your total immediately!
i lik meh sammich like i like your revows
Aww poor Rich! I was hoping that this episode was setting him up to be a permanent 3rd reviewer on the show, but then you killed him off. RIP Rich.
Not necessarily killed off (haven’t the whole episode yet so don’t know if hes (Plinkett) truly dead or not), but he was in that Spider Man review.
Ops sorry, thought I was in the comment section of the current vid until I realized some of these comments are old. My bad.
This Web Sight makes me look stupid!!
Does Rich own that comic book shop?
Actually Alfred said what restaurant he would go to when Bruce was traveling around the world before he became Batman, and he would hope that he would one day see Bruce sitting at a table across from him at that particular restaurant that how Bruce knew where to go at the end.
My problem with that is how did Bruce get out of the Bat, yeah, they made a point to say the autopilot was fixed but when did he have time to escape the blast radius?
And yeah I noticed that too quick transition from day to night too, also you couldn’t understand that chase scene because it rarely felt like Batman was chasing the criminals, so what the hell was he doing?
Also why would Talia sleep with Bruce after she gained his trust, there was no reason to do that. His trust in her wasn’t based on sexual nor romantic feelings.
1: It has been suggested that Batman ejected from the Bat when you see the (otherwise unexplained) explosion from the point of view of the busload of kids on the bridge. The explosion could have been used to mask his ejection. You do see Batman after this moment, apparently still in the Bat, but are you absolutely sure he is still flying inside the bat? The ejection mechanism could have ejected the entire cockpit section.
2: Talia slept with Bruce … (nod to HISHE) because he’s BATMAN!
I think the whole auto-pilot stuff was put in because Nolan wanted to kill off this Batman, but the studio said, “He can’t be killed off because we want to have the option eventually make a Justice League movie without having to create another origin story.” He probably said that “Batman needs to sacrifice himself to complete his arc throughout the trilogy.” So, they ended up with that weird compromise where it looks like he sacrificed himself, but not really.
I did thoroughly enjoy the movie though after the awkwardness of the first act was ironed out.
In one review they look like homeless slobs and then next they are dressed fine. Continuity errors are BULLSHIT!!
I’m surprised how much credit they gave Dark Knight Rises. I thought it was the worst of the 3 Batman movies, and probably the worst of Nolan’s library of films. Not to say it was a horrible movie, it was just kind of OK. I thought it was a little better than Spiderman and not nearly as good as Avengers.
Since my earlier response was deleted (removed because of the spoilers I assume), I’ll just repeat my dissatisfaction with the lack of suspense or mystery.
Especially when compared to how well the Joker was able to create tension through his unpredictability.
You guys always enlighten me about movies. I’ve never disagreed with an opinion. Even when my opinion differs at first, by the end of the review, I’m like “Oh, yeah.”
Mike, insightful as always. Jay, you agree with Mike’s insightful-ness so that makes you insightful-ish. I like how you state your opinion in the form of a question. You must want to be on Jeopardy.
So who is out to get the guys? Any thoughts?
review ‘the burbs’….go
The Dark Knight Rises episode is gone.
i saw that was Tim Heidecker even from behind the newspaper, what’s wrong with me?
Hey, assholes…..go review “Looper”…..fuck this review panel shit!
“Is it lunchtime?”
“It’s ALWAYS lunchtime.”
Love you guys.
I love Half In The Bag.
Where’s Snow White and Huntsman? It’s gotten to the point, I’m not sure if I like a movie until you idiots review it …. I love the show, I’m sending you a pair of my boxers, in appreciation.
Is there a schedule for half in the bag release dates? I come here everyday to check if theres a new one out. Does anyone know when the next one is out? This is what crack addicts must feel like….
After weeks of watching whenever I found time, I just finished watching every episode of Half in the Bag…I don’t know what to do anymore…more….MORE! MOAR!
Review cloud atlas next!!!
Disney just purchased LucasArts from, well, George Lucas. Now the fun(niest) part, Star Wars Episode 7 is on the works. So if you thought Mr.Lucas “raped your childhood” with the prequels and the revised editions go buy some lubricant, this one is going to hurt.
I… need… more… haaalllfff in the baaagggg. Over the last two weeks, you guys have gotten me through this quarter at school in the excruciating hours it takes to work on my projects, I have listened to all of these episodes, the Star Wars reviews twice and the rest of the Plinkett reviews as well that keep me from wanting to jump off a cliff while I’m slaving away on projects for 15 hours a day.
Thanks for creating these fun and insightful reviews. I came for Plinkett (and still want more Plinkett), but have stayed for Half in the Bag.
Hey guys, Twilight 4 part 2 the Quickening of the Fallen is coming out. Give the entire series the same treatment you gave Resident Evil!
Do Wreck-It Ralph?
Bardem wasn’t really the first gay Bond villain. Maybe the MAIN villain, but there was a pair of gay hitmen in Diamonds are Forever.
Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd I believe.
Wtf is this shit? I came here for half in the bag and after it was over merry christmas hell started playing. i did not imagine this shit wtf did i just watch. you assholes need to put disclaimers up.
How the fuck did you guys get back into Plinket’s house for the Twilight Half in the Bag episode?!?!?!
I watched every episode twice. I think I am starting to sound like Mike when I speak.
Hey Half In The Bag; I’d like to see a review of that youtube feature length movie with like 6 million hits; Born Of Hope. It is an indy project that is surprisingly watchable. Might be cool to have the indy reviewers reviewing a successful indy movie. Interesting discussion about the economics of making the movie free too (I think it came back to them; their little company in the UK gets a lot of business because of that film).
love the show there should be a new episode of half in the bag every week im sick of watching repeats loved the no brand cons skit XD, oh and battleship was about team work and unity i got Goosebumps when i watched it but you guys are entitled to your own opinion but i just think you guys have had your brain washed from the shitty transformers movies but i agree about rihanna her performance was weak, battleship inspired me to join the navy not because of aliens -_- but like i said the team work and unity maybe you should watch it again and try and see my point of view, and the word shlop or whatever is getting used way too much but i guess im just a nice respectful person Peace mike and jay
Dicky Dawkins and Charlie Darwin would reconsider their views on evolution after seeing this post, and decide they got it backwards. It reads like it was typed by a chimpanzee with brain cancer. Try harder next time, retard.
You guys should definitely do a review for the 1986 movie House. It’s packed to the brim with schlock!
you guys need to reviwe the hobbit now!!
First half, great, but HFR review…sitting in the front row/side of the theater is terrible experience for any movie. Regardless of frame rate, that’s a bad place to sit.
I was one of those weirdos who didn’t have an issue with the 3-D. Through most of the movie, I actually forgot I was watching it in 3-D. A few parts looked horrible (obvious 3-D), and some made me nauseous for a second, but for the most part I thought it was great.
In regards to the controversy of 48fps. You guys must not play many video games (probably no PC games). A gamer is used to seeing perfect flowing motion without the blur. I think a 48fps 2D would be the best way to see the movie.
A movie that looks like a video game looks cheap.
The hobbit (besides 48FPS and 3D) was amazing, watching it in 24 fps is much better
Mike: “Being invested in the story isn’t the payoff, it’s the action….” Mr. Plinkett just shat himself! Then he heard what Mike said and was very disappointed and encourages Mike to watch his Star Wars Prequel Critiques. It’s the story and the characters that make the action fun. Without a good story or good characters, the action becomes boring and lame…because we don’t care about them at that point.
He’s talking about this movie specifically, dumbass. I hate seeing this comments where people try to take Mike’s own words and throw them back at him. There’s a big difference between a disposable Arnold action movie and an epic fantasy space saga that’s ABOUT the story and the characters.
No. It proves he is full of shit. Just like you and all the Internet hate brigade.
In the “Fuck You, It’s January” episode, you guys mentioned liking Judge Dredd. At first I figured you were talking about “Dredd”, the more recent and very good action flick, but I wasn’t sure if you were talking about the nineties “Judge Dredd.” This isn’t an attempt to flame or any stupid shit, I actually liked things in Judge Dredd and would think it’d be cool if my favorite reviewers were the only other people in the world who liked it besides me.
HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS. If you meatbags don’t review that movie on HITB, I will come to Michigan or Minnesota or whichever the fuck rust belt state it is you live in, and I will GIVE YOU A SCOLDING THE LIKES OF WHICH YOU WILL NOT SOON FORGET.
Mr. Plinkett freaks me out! I think you guys should keep him locked in a closet
I’M DYING LAUREN!
I love Half in the Bag!
Two questions: 1. Why did Jay disappear at 21:20? 2. What movie were you guys watching? None of the stuff that you guys talked about happens in Movie 43. I mean, I haven’t seen it, but I looked it up and it didn’t say anything about what you guys talked about.
Thanks for reviewing movies I wasn’t going to see anyway. You at least make them funny, make me feel like I’ve seen them and I don’t feel like i’m missing anything.
When’s the next Plinkett review?
It is coming in your mouth, Internet hipster.
Wow, I thought they were just gonna turn the power off on the generator.. guess I was close.
Go review “!Jack The Giant Slayer” starring Ewan MacDonald, Shaun Of The Dead and Flower Tucci – it sucked my dogs balls.
Still love the show but… fucking sellouts.
I don’t think you understand what a sellout is.
You can’t sellout when you never had any talent to begin with.
Now please, go jerk off to Cinemasins or Honest Trailers.
When I was in the fourth grade, my science teacher made us watch “Return to Oz” and it was the single most traumatic thing I ever watched as a child, especially being obsessed with the Judy Garland movie. When I recall the memories I have of that movie, it makes me feel like a scared kid who just wants to hurt whoever thought that movie would be ANYTHING children would want to watch. From the torn apart Tin-Man, the lady taking her own head off, to the horrifying room of emeralds; all in all FUCK THAT MOVIE.
Really need to see you guys do a review of “Upside Down”, the supposed sci-fi film with Kristen Dunst. It looks AWFUL.
You should put a tab on top of your homepage so we can access to the Best of the Worst page without searching through Googla.
good job guys, love the videos
I have been a fan about 3 months and i check for new reviews every day. Can my favorite reviewers review Blood in Blood out? it came out in April 16, 1993 Directed by Taylor Hackford. Thank you and I’ll leave you guys with the comment I get when I’m watching your reviews, “STOP WATCHING THOSE TWO FUCKING MOVIE JUNKIES AND GET A FUCKING JOB” Thanks again
Blood in Blood out was fucking awesome! Good to know I’m not the only one who remembers it.
Mike: Michael Bay’s humor is evil.
Jay: It is stupid and evil. Now let’s go make a Plintkett video that treats serial killer as joke.
Mike: Michael Bay sucks. Lucas sucks. I’m talented. I can act. I’m intelligent.
Jay: Honest trailers and CinemaSins sucks. All they talk about are plotholes.
Mike: They sound like hipster douchebags.
Jay: Yeah, only joyless fucks would make hater videos like that.
I actually feel bad for you. It must suck to go through life with zero comprehension skills.
After reading some of the comments below, it’s obvious that the more popular you get, the more assholes you attract….Also, Benedict Cabbage-patch.
Hey its that guy from MKE!
In the original series and movies, Khan was a megalomaniac, egomaniac eugenics racist who believed he was superior to regular people, and Kirk proved he wasn’t by beating him senseless and outwitting him in the end. The problem with the new Khan is that he doesn’t come across as any of those things, but he really is genetically superior to regular humans and proves it, Kirk only beats him by using overwhelming firepower essentially. So what is Hollywood teaching us now? That some people really ARE superior to the rest of us? Seems like backwards social development
Well, Hollywood is filled with aristocrats…
I’d really like you guys to review the movies VHS and VHS 2 (which will be released in a few weeks). They’re collections of found footage horror shorts produced on a shoestring budget and I think they’d be right up your alley. Some are really quite good despite the reliance on first person shaky cam stuff. There’s also a lot of gore and an obsession with VHS tapes.
No matter if it was good or bad, where is the Man of Steel review?
How can you mention the members of the Justice League and leave out the Wonder Twins? Obviously they’d have to make Wonder Twins movie before they could to the Justice League.
the twins for the modern public = equality. two fags sharing the magic “rings.”
By the Great Galaxy! What a horrible…thing!!! It’s Holiday Special all over again! Bravo George! You go full circle.
Take that! Indy vs Star Wars!
No Half in the Bag in 3 weeks.. I’m crying on the inside.
Grown Ups 2. Make it happen.
I’d be interested in hearing Half in the Bag’s take on Pacific Rim.
They did, last year.
I posted that comment 11 months ago…
I’d be interested in hearing RLM’s take on “Only God Forgives.” Even, though I really liked the lighting and DP work, the film had huge problems.
Three new episodes! Half in the Bag has shown me the lighter side of a coma.
See ‘The Battery’…. fab.
Sorry to belabor an already belabored point but…
You guys should take a look at Cinema Sins and Honest Trailers. They produce funnier and more inventive reviews in much more concise runtimes with very fast turnarounds. New stuff uploaded every week and gets to the point immediately. Red Letter was on a roll with Plinkett… what happened? Half in the Bag isn’t nearly as funny nor creative. Plinkett was your ace.
You’ve got fans here guys. You should focus on making Plinkett narratives. I swear that’s how you’ll increase exposure and revenues. Aim to make a new one every two months or so. Six new Plinkett reviews a year. You’re sitting on a goldmine with that character and review series. Don’t waste it!
You must not of taken your brain medicine today, because what you just said doesn’t make a lick of sense. You need to stop and use your brain, even if it’s just for a split second. Instead of just complaining and throwing out generalized blanket statements like, “They [Cinema Sins/Honest Trailers] produce funnier reviews” and insinuating no one cares about Half In The Bag or Best Of The Worst, and realize there are a LOT of people who look forward to all the different content RLM releases. Personally, I like HITB, BOTW, and the Plinkett reviews. Some may not like one or the other, but either way, you have a small group of people with a lot on their plate.
And then you have your blind statements. #1 Who produces the “funnier” reviews is completely objective, as comedy is subjective. But in my opinion, RLM has Cinema Sins and Honest Trailers beat in the humor department by far. #2, Mike, Jay, Rich, and their friends have multiple projects they work on. It’s not like the only thing RLM spits out is Plinkett reviews and that’s their only gig, and we have to wait 8 months in between each review when that’s all they do, because it isn’t. #3, you can’t even begin to compare the thins that Cinema Sins and Hones Trailers do with what Red Letter Media does, because they’re not even close to being in the same category. And #4, I don’t think you realize just what Mike and the crew goes through and the dedication, work, script writing, voice-over work, huge amounts of man hours, editing, gathering up and editing the stock footage of the movie being reviewed, footage of other things that Mike uses as references in his comedy bits, the original filming he does on his own, getting everyone’s schedules together so they can all sit down and spend 12 hours filming and watching B movies for Best Of the Worst, and all that other jazz they have to go through just to make a single Plinkett review or a single Half in the Bag episode, or a Best Of The Worst episode.
Honest trailers and Cinema Sins make on average little 3-6 minute videos, and it still takes them a week or more to throw together that dinky little 5 minute video. RLM isn’t some huge Hollywood company, or a huge indie YouTube company like a lot of these YouTube personas are, with a dozen or more paid people on staff working 24/7 or even working a 9-5 five days a week. It’s basically Mike, Jay, and Rich doing what they can with what time and money they have. I’m not sure how much Wizard (Josh), Jessi, and Jack contribute to the overall production process of the content, other than just being reviewers and watching the movies. I’m sure they do what they can, but it’s still a very small group of people doing a lot of work.
Now as I said earlier, you can’t even compare what Cinema Sins and those types of people do to the things that RLM does. For example, the earliest of Mike’s Plinkett reviews, which are the Star Trek TNG reviews, run on an average about 40 minutes long. His Star Trek ’09 review was over an hour long, the Phantom Menace review was 70 minutes, Episode 2 was an 86 minute review, and Episode 3 was over 110 minutes, each Half In The Bag episode is normally around 30-45 minutes, and Best Of The Worst episodes run around the same amount of time. Those Plinkett review run times are coming close to the length of feature length theater films, and some of the reviews are even longer than some 90 minute feature films. Even most HITB and BOTW episodes are close to half-hour to hour long episodes. Do you even realize the amount of time it takes to put something like that together? As I mentioned earlier, for the Plinkett reviews, not only does Mike have to write out a script for the review, he has to watch the movie, analyze it, get all the video bits together from the film, write out a script for his skits, then film the skits, make his props, do his voiceover work, then edit all this, and so much more, yet you want him to spit out hour and a half reviews every month? On top of doing all the filming and editing for BOTW and HITB. I mean you do realize these people have real lives that comes first, right? On top of all these other projects like Half In The Bag, Best Of The Worst, all the film festivals and things they go to, on top of the fact they make feature films like Feeding Frenzy and The Recovered, plus their Short Films and web videos they create, plus everything else they do. I mean are you short-bus window licker retarded or something?
You must not know much about computers and software, or have any idea just how much time it takes to edit film, on top of the time it takes to record it and everything in between. Added to the fact he’s coming up with an entire unique script, side-skits, voice acting, making his own props, etc. I don’t think you have even the slightest clue just how much time and effort goes into making even a single Plinkett review. He’s not making a 3-5 minute YouTube video that just uses footage from the film trailer they just rehash with some quick script some guy or some large group of people brainstormed and wrote out in 3 hours with a huge team of people working together and throwing out videos that are shorter than time it takes to microwave popcorn every week or bi-weekly.
And last, first and foremost, we get this stuff for free. As far as I know, the only money they make off the original content they produce comes from ad revenue, and the rest comes from donations from fans, what little bit of merchandise they sell, and a small amount coming from the RLM auctions they hold every so often auctioning off some of the props and things they use in their films and reviews.
The whole “When’s the next Plinkett review” was started by impatient people like yourself, and has fallen into the realm of a inside-joke meme that people just say, and even Mike himself has used as a joke when putting out teaser trailers. But anyone with any sense knows they’re working as hard and as fast as they can to bring us new content. I’d rather wait a few extra days and have them keep the quality of their productions up rather than just shoving out sub-par crap every week.
So honestly, next time take your brain medicine.
I only read the first few paragraphs out of your novel, but I think I agree with what you’re trying to say.
To defend him slightly, I’d say that this guy has nothing to gain from offering his suggestion other than suggesting a way that he might enjoy the service you provide for free, He might not have his own successful online film review site, but he’s still simply offering a way (from his perspective) of helping you to become more successful.
Personally I don’t agree with him. The Plinkett reviews are not your golden egg. The rarer they are, the more value they carry. More importantly they draw attention to your Jay & Mike reviews, which in my opinion are resplendent (yeah that’s right..I’m British). I got drawn in by the Star Wars reviews, but fell in love with the regular Jay & Mike reviews. It’s rare to have that sort of chemistry, and to see it work in your films like Feeding Frenzy is even rarer.
Whilst Ed’s suggestions are a bit patronising, they’re still vaguely made up of good intentions (even if based in commercial concerns). Having said that, I wouldn’t want you guys to change a thing.
By the way my offer still stands to promote you guys in UK universities (for free). I just need some input on how you want to be presented.
Dear Red Letter Media,
Thank you for your interest and reviews of our movies. We greatly value your comments, concerns and suggestions that you think our film industry should be making.
You have also been successful in creating your own box office blockbuster movies and popular film franchises so your valuable input and film criticisms will continue to help shape the direction of Hollywood in the years to come.
I bet this seemed really clever when you were typing it up.
No more or less clever than their response to me “guest”. It’s funny how the critics of other people’s work can’t take criticism themselves. They’re big boys aren’t they?
I’m not being an asshole for no reason. I love Plinkett. That character/narrative is why RLM exists in the first place right? But they have stopped making those reviews either because they have run out of ideas on how to continue him in review form, or they have normal dayjobs working 9-5 and physically do not have the time to do another one (I understand that the Plinkett reviews take time, effort and energy to make).
Either way, these guys aren’t infallible. Judging from the epic essay one guy wrote in response to me, they clearly have fans. But even fans can turn eventually when the quality of content begins to waver.
Half in the Bag is a lazy, cheap way to review films. Films the RLM crew wish they had the money to make themselves and Mike and Jay come off as a bitter, failed filmmakers who are frustrated at their own lack of progress in the filmmaking world. Plinkett was a creative and inventive way to review movies while these guys evolved their own unique character and narrative. Plus, it was actually hysterical where Half in the Bag is mildly diverting waffle. Like watching two film students complain about how unfair Hollywood has been to them.
I make no bones and stand by what I said. Am I clever? No. Is what I have to say any less true though? Not at all.
That letter they posted does sum it up though. Critics are the worst at taking criticism.
I am lazy and don’t feel like signing in to down-vote, so down-vote.
To be fair, what you said wasn’t just criticism. A criticism would be: “I thought the Plinkett kills prostitutes tangents went on too long or were too intrusive.” Or, “Mike’s point about Superman wasn’t valid.”
What you actually did was say “Hey I see what you’re doing and I don’t like it that much. You should do something else. You should do what these guys are doing.” That’s what’s so comical about your first post.
“That character/narrative is why RLM exists in the first place right?”
Right, because to enjoy and praise a good meal or to criticise a bad one you should first have your own succesful restaurant.
You probably thought it was so clever to steal Stoklasa’s idea to write your response as a letter and to have it be from someone who is not even you, unlike Red Letter Media.
I honestly feel bad for you.
I thought what Edward wrote was pretty funny myself. He’s not being rude or abusive in any way, everyone needs to relax. He wants to see more Plinkett, I think we all do.
Half in the Bag has grown on me though.
I read that whole thing in Plinkett’s voice. Not sure why, but that coffee cup stain really takes the cake.
We don’t need RLM to be Cinema Sins and Honest Trailers. We have Cinema Sins and Honest Trailers for that. I like my RLM being RLM thank you very much.
lol what utter nonsense
I didn’t care for Half in the Bag at first, but it’s a great show.
10/10 would watch again.
Please release more of these every hour of the day.
Thought you guys and RLM fans might enjoy / wince your way through reading this interview that Damon Lindelof did with Vulture about the current trend of summer movies (which he’s pretty implicated in):
“It’s almost impossible to, for example, not have a final set piece where the fate of the free world is at stake. You basically work your way backward and say, ‘Well, the Avengers aren’t going to save Guam, they’ve got to save the world.’ Did Star Trek Into Darkness need to have a gigantic starship crashing into San Francisco? I’ll never know. But it sure felt like it did.”
Cool article, and this is probably the first time I didn’t think of Lindeof as a vague writer.
Aren’t there more blockbusters to savage? Where’s the new half in the bag?
Mr. Plinkett voice: You lazy fucks!
I’d like to counter all of your reviews with a facial hair review: Great job everyone!
I love you guys more than life itself.
I HAVE WATCHED EVERYTHING!!! NEEEED M0AR!!!!
We’ve had Riddick. Kick Ass 2 and The World’s End recently.
These each offer plenty of material.
I would be curious to know what Mike and Jay’s stance on “Only God Forgives” would be…
“uggghhh it’s been some rough weeks, lets see what the new Half In The Bag that’ll give me a good laugh”
HITB just has to do this at some point
The directorial debut of Ted ‘Theodore’ Logan, financed by China, starring a Matrix choreographer. The ingredients are all there, just add beer.
I would also request on my mother’s womb that they watch Only God Forgives
But what if someone where to, hypothetically, cut open that womb and stick their fist in it?
Was your mother’s womb ever oxygenated?
Damn you Red Letter Media, get back from your holidays and give us more free product!
At least they’re still doing Best of the Worst
P.S. I donate.
Interest in reviewing Breaking Bad?
Review Gravity you lazy fucks
Nerds like Star Wars. Nerds hate the prequels. Nerds love Mr Pinkett’s reviews.
Some nerds also own a shitload of bitcoins.
Accept bitcoin-donations and I predict you’ll be a happy bunch.
do Gravity / Open Water
New episode needed!!!
I’ve been pathetically hitting ‘refresh’ and living in my own filth for months while waiting for a new Half in the Bag.
will you do hobbit pt.2:desolation of everything that made LOTR good?
Starring Benedict “I have to be in fucking everything now” Cabbagepatch and some other actors you wish they were this good somewhere completely else.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icmRCixQrx8 I think this will be a better way to show what I mean to tell the truth didnt read the thing too closely just browsed through after seeing the graph at the top;P
This is kind of a refutation. It sort of thins the herd, but then again, that herd had already bred, so…
You missed Prisoners. That movie was pretty fucking terrific. Watch it, you don’t even have to review it, just watch it.
^ill agree here. I thought PRISONERS was awesome.
Spring Breakers…. the best film out of the US in about ten years. ‘A Clockwork Orange’ for the GTA/CoD generation. You need to take a step back Jay and see how important this commentary/satire is. I have exactly the same problems as yourself with Harmony Korine but, with Spring Breakers, he’s finally hit the spot (even if it was a happy accident). Franco – an actor I usually despise – should get a Best Supporting Actor nod. One for the script too, which is full of notable quotables. Time will tell.
So, I just checked some reviews and box office returns for “47 Ronin” and it’s what everyone expected. Too bad they won’t review it and compare it to “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.”
Oh god, I forgot that even came out!
Had been nice to see a review of All Is Lost or a short review at least.
“People really like this movie for reasons i cannot understand”
You ever think it’s because you’re a really stupid piece of dog shit?
Why did you guys never review Hunger Games 2? You did the first one and agreed you were excited for the sequels but never reviewed the second one when it came out.
I’m considering sending them a copy of Catching Fire with a frozen pizza roll taped to the back.
Then you haven’t seen Sherlock.
Why not review Need for Speed? I̶t̶ ̶w̶i̶l̶l̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶o̶n̶e̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶f̶e̶w̶ ̶m̶o̶v̶i̶e̶s̶ ̶I̶’̶l̶l̶ ̶h̶a̶v̶e̶ ̶a̶c̶t̶u̶a̶l̶l̶y̶ ̶s̶e̶e̶n̶ ̶b̶e̶f̶o̶r̶e̶ ̶w̶a̶t̶c̶h̶i̶n̶g̶ YOUr̶ ̶r̶e̶v̶i̶e̶w̶s̶ HACKS. Oops,I almost spilled the secret, sorry everyone. Don’t worry I fixed it.
I’m a 30 year old man and I think Frozen is fine. It’s a good children’s film and it has good music and visuals. There’s really nothing wrong with it, actually.
In fact, you’d kind of have to be a joyless asshole idiot buzzkill not to at least smile during it.
I don’t know if that’s the actual explanation but it’s good enough for me. Still, it would have been cool to have seen Thor flying around on a tv screen in the background or maybe some cryptric news report about strange rifts in the sky or people reporting seeing UFO’s or something at some point.
Hey! Why no Noah review?!
I’ve seen a lot of Frozen hate lately, not sure where it comes from. I thought it had an interesting, solid story and well defined and explored characters. A nice movie that was aimed mainly at 13yo girls.
Apparently people needed it to be the next Disney classic or else it was total shit.
Sorry Xor. Afraid I’m deadly serious. I’m presuming you’re a US citizen..? If you’re not, forgive me for the slight, but as seen through the eyes of someone from South Yorkshire (UK), Korine nailed the US teenage experience of ‘gang ultra-violence’, gun-culture, hip-hop culture, racism, sexism, ego, id. I could talk about Spring Breakers for hours. Sure, it has a few flaws but, much the same as ACO, they can be overlooked for this is bravura piece of film-making of the highest order. I know it divides audiences, but the best films often do.
p.s. I went to university in Los Angeles so I do have some first-hand knowledge of the ‘American Experience’.
In which way are the characters in A Clockwork Orange ‘full’..? Don’t you think SB is satirical and serious? It’s asking young Americans to take a long, hard in the mirror at what the predominant elements represented in your media/culture stand for. In ACO they are archetypes. Don’t be fooled by the bravura intensity of Malcom; most British thugs are boring, dull, uncultured, uneducated, and the exact opposite of Alex De Large. I implore you to watch Spring Breakers again – I was in a state of repulsion for much of the movie but then began to reassess it’s merits, subtlety – did you notice that the girls drive away at the end of the movie in an orange mechanical device?!
Alex was certainly full in the sense that he had a personality, basic intelligence etc. and Clockwork did have elements of dark comedy while SB was serious to the point of being like a Hallmark movie (except maybe unintentionally with the Franco character) which, again, requires having basic characters or it’s just unwatchable.
I might try to re-watch it but there are better ways of going about it, for instance The World’s End is also a critique of party culture and is watchable.
TWE is a slight nod to the UK’s ‘pub/drinking culture’ (that died with the smoking ban) but it’s only a device to give the story some structure; imo the core of the tale is about friendship (or lack of it) as you grow up, get married, expand your social and economic horizons, and the (British) class distinction this inevitably brings.
Personally, I found Spring Breakers hilarious, it’s satire sharp as a knife. For me, the characters were rounded in their vacuity, selfishness, all-American aspirations, and their misguided belief systems. I can see why Americans would be offended by SB, but as a Marxist who derides the Capitalist model, and as someone without ‘faith’ who generally tends to ridicule those who revel in it, I see it as an extremely pointed critique that Korine has given us on ‘The American Way’; I especially loved the central goody-two-shoes character (in the beginning) being unceremoniously bussed-out mid-way through the movie.
You guys should review Godzilla.
Now I want to hear them review Independence Day.
I hope to see an XMEN half in the bag soon…
Can we get an answer for if there is going to ever be a Plinkett review again? Cause it’s been so freaking long, but you left the last video saying you were going to do all these movies. That was in 2012 though. So what’s the deal? Is there never going to be a Plinkett review ever again or what?
Nope. Never ever.
The Plinkett reviews were all an elaborate scam to lure people in for Care Boars.
Just paid for and downloaded your movie and the making of the movie. I really enjoyed watching it. Although I liked the making a bit more.
u dont like how they just crap on what happened in all other movies ?
You guys liked X-Men Days of Fudged-up Plotlines??? NOOOOOOOOOO.
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