100 Films I Haven’t Seen: ‘My Neighbor Totoro’

Recently I took Ava to get her first library card. So far she’s mostly interested in using the computer at the library and checking out lame films for free from their children’s section. For instance, our most recent visit included “Casper’s Scare School,” “Lego DC Superhero Girls: Brain Drain,” and one that I picked out:… Read More 100 Films I Haven’t Seen: ‘My Neighbor Totoro’

MSTing Links: Cinematic Titanic Episode 5, ‘Santa Claus Conquers The Martians’

For its fifth episode, the Cinematic Titanic Crew boldly went where they had gone before: re-riffing the Mystery Science Theater 3000 classic “Santa Claus Conquers The Martians.” In recent years Rifftrax has redone MST3K-riffed films like “Santa Claus,” “Time Chasers,” “Final Justice” and even their own take on “SCCTM,” but back in 2008 this was… Read More MSTing Links: Cinematic Titanic Episode 5, ‘Santa Claus Conquers The Martians’

MSTing Links: Cinematic Titanic Episode 4, ‘Legacy of Blood’

After two episodes with films that had a more traditional MST3K feel, Cinematic Titanic returns to a weird and creepy 70s film similar to its first outing, “The Oozing Skull.” Also like “The Oozing Skull,” “Legacy of Blood” had multiple titles: “Will to Die” and “Blood Legacy.” The film also starts with a different note… Read More MSTing Links: Cinematic Titanic Episode 4, ‘Legacy of Blood’

MSTing Links: Cinematic Titanic Episode 3, ‘The Wasp Woman’

Mystery Science Theater 3000 and its related projects are pretty jovial, but there always seems to be bits of drama that pop up in the course of movie riffing. There’s Joe Don Baker’s supposed hatred of the show’s treatment of him in “Mitchell,” the fan-generated Joel vs. Mike flamewars and grumblings by former cast members… Read More MSTing Links: Cinematic Titanic Episode 3, ‘The Wasp Woman’

MSTing Links: Cinematic Titanic episode 2, ‘Doomsday Machine’

After the December 2007 release of the first Cinematic Titanic episode, riffing fans had a six-month wait before the next release, “Doomsday Machine.” There are a few changes immediately noticeable, like something of an opening segment with the silhouetted Titans walking into the theater while two unknown figures drop some vague hints about the purpose of… Read More MSTing Links: Cinematic Titanic episode 2, ‘Doomsday Machine’

MSTing Links: Cinematic Titanic episode 1, ‘The Oozing Skull’

With the revival of Mystery Science Theater 3000, as well as Rifftrax and The Mads, it feels like we’re in a golden age of movie riffing. But 10 years ago, there was also a mini riffing renaissance going on. Back in 2007, Rifftrax was really hitting its stride, The Bots Are Back cartoons launched on… Read More MSTing Links: Cinematic Titanic episode 1, ‘The Oozing Skull’