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edrith
Apr 10, 2013


Happy Viking's Frothy Pint of Metal has a new review. The show is more a recommendation/here's what I'm listening to kind of show than a review show, so the tone is more loudly enthusiastic than loudly critical, which I like. He did a crossover with Diamanda Hagan a while back. He's kind of corny, but I like him.

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achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

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http://redlettermedia.com/half-in-t...-dead-outtakes/
I love when RLM releases outtakes and extras like this.

E: Brad and Jake review the newest Terrace Malick film
http://thecinemasnob.com/2013/04/18...der-review.aspx
E2: Doug's number 7 favorite character Jane from Daria

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cubs2084
Feb 2, 2009


I could never get into Daria.

Whoolighams
Jul 24, 2007
Thanks Dom Monaghan

AVGN movie update from James

Pretty simple stuff but it's nice that he posts these on occasion between actually filming the movie as well as putting out all the other Cinemassacre videos.

Also he just casually mentions he has a baby on the way

Wheat Loaf
Feb 13, 2012

by FactsAreUseless


Todd has a new Pop Song Review up; "Thrift Shop" vs. "Suit and Tie".

cubs2084
Feb 2, 2009


Whoolighams posted:

AVGN movie update from James

Pretty simple stuff but it's nice that he posts these on occasion between actually filming the movie as well as putting out all the other Cinemassacre videos.

Also he just casually mentions he has a baby on the way

I was surprised with the casual mention of that too. But apparently he announced the news a few months ago when he premiered the trailer.

poparena
Oct 31, 2012



This is the bit of the beaten path, but I just finished a rather personal piece using Neil Gaiman's Sandman as a structure.

High Warlord Zog
Dec 12, 2012


poparena posted:

This is the bit of the beaten path, but I just finished a rather personal piece using Neil Gaiman's Sandman as a structure.

That was brilliant. I might be exaggerating since Iíve only just finished watching this for the first time but I think this might be one of the most insightful pieces Iíve seen about, amongst other things, the relationships people have with fiction, the Boston bombings and how people process similar tragedies and internet critic culture. Maybe my opinion will change after I think about a bit more or watch parts of it again but bravo for creating something that left such a great first impression, on me at least.

Edit: Have you thought about tweeting it out to some of the more analytical critics like any of the Chez Apocalypse crowd or Film Crit Hulk or anyone else whoís a bit net-famous who you think might be interested in it? I donít know how those people are about pimping strangerís content but itís worth a shot. A video like that is worth a bit of self-promotion.

High Warlord Zog fucked around with this message at Apr 21, 2013 around 06:33

Slate Action
Feb 13, 2012

by exmarx


A new Spoony review: Final Fantasy XIII, part 3

toanoradian
May 30, 2011

The happiest waffligator


Metal Loaf posted:

Todd has a new Pop Song Review up; "Thrift Shop" vs. "Suit and Tie".

As Macklemore said in "Thrift Shop", I got a big cock.

Wait, no, I mean this is awesome. I always liked it when critics compared two objects, like Nostalgia Critic's Old vs. News (best feature NC made before Editorials) or Todd's previous music comparisons. I don't know, the review may simply fall to shallow comparison (the most egregious case I can think of being the 'classic-ness of songs' in Chocolate Factory Old vs New) instead of something with proper depth, but so far the '[x] vs [y] reviews' I've seen had revealed good points about something that I didn't notice when enjoying [x] or [y] separately. Things like Frodo's more active roles in Lord of the Ring Old vs. New or the the Thrift Shop's going against overspending from this reviews increases the entertainment I get from both. I think that's what a good criticism should do.

SkinCrawling
Oct 9, 2012



Rap Critic reviews: "Love me" by Lil Wayne feat Drake and Future

Mischalaniouse
Nov 7, 2009

*ribbit*

Do we still talk about Game Grump in this thread? Because if so, I just want to say it is so god damned frustrating watching them play a game that you like, because they are so bad at figuring out ANYTHING AT ALL. They recently played the Godzilla Destroy All Monsters Melee fighting game for the Gamecube again, using codes to unlock all the monsters but they are so freaking bad at it, which wouldn't frustrate me so much because they've only played it once before, but they do not experiment at all with any buttons. They just mindlessly mash the same buttons over and over and then complain about the "lack of moves" when the game has tons of stuff you can do, and tons of strategy outside of just button mashing punches and kicks at each other. Jon flies once with Rodan, never with King Ghidorah, and Arin throws a building once (which is a huge part of the game). They don't figure out how to use energy attacks until the last fight of the video. Argh, I'm just getting so inordinately pissed about this. Does anyone else feel this way about watching their videos?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3u32Jp9mJ8

The Vosgian Beast
Aug 13, 2011

Business is slow

Mischalaniouse posted:

Do we still talk about Game Grump in this thread? Because if so, I just want to say it is so god damned frustrating watching them play a game that you like, because they are so bad at figuring out ANYTHING AT ALL. They recently played the Godzilla Destroy All Monsters Melee fighting game for the Gamecube again, using codes to unlock all the monsters but they are so freaking bad at it, which wouldn't frustrate me so much because they've only played it once before, but they do not experiment at all with any buttons. They just mindlessly mash the same buttons over and over and then complain about the "lack of moves" when the game has tons of stuff you can do, and tons of strategy outside of just button mashing punches and kicks at each other. Jon flies once with Rodan, never with King Ghidorah, and Arin throws a building once (which is a huge part of the game). They don't figure out how to use energy attacks until the last fight of the video. Argh, I'm just getting so inordinately pissed about this. Does anyone else feel this way about watching their videos?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3u32Jp9mJ8

Many people feel this way, but will not actually stop watching their videos due to some reason that remains mysterious to many of us.

egg tats
Apr 3, 2010


Mischalaniouse posted:

Do we still talk about Game Grump in this thread?

I wish we wouldn't, it's kinda not internet criticism/reviews and they aren't trying to be that onn that channel.

Although you just described like 80% of all game grump videos so I'm not sure why you suddenly have a problem with this one.

Mischalaniouse
Nov 7, 2009

*ribbit*

senae posted:

I wish we wouldn't, it's kinda not internet criticism/reviews and they aren't trying to be that onn that channel.

Although you just described like 80% of all game grump videos so I'm not sure why you suddenly have a problem with this one.

Maybe it's because I'm really familiar with and a big fan of the game and they spend the entire 16 minute video bumbling around in it uselessly. I still find their Sonic 06 videos amusing just because they continue to slog through a terrible broken game marveling at the total ineptitude of the game's design.

poparena
Oct 31, 2012



High Warlord Zog posted:

Edit: Have you thought about tweeting it out to some of the more analytical critics like any of the Chez Apocalypse crowd or Film Crit Hulk or anyone else whoís a bit net-famous who you think might be interested in it? I donít know how those people are about pimping strangerís content but itís worth a shot. A video like that is worth a bit of self-promotion.

I've only sent it to Linkara, since he retweets stuff all the time. Oancitizen found it on his own and recently tweeted about it himself, which made me

Violet_Sky
Dec 5, 2011

A true warrior makes their life count, so that their death will not be without remembrance.


Fun Shoe


Lil Wayne isn't even trying at this point. Wasn't he supposed be retired from rap? I really hope he and his whole crew go away soon.

I really liked Rap Critic's comment about the Harlem Shake not even being a song. But I would to see him review some older rap soon.

prahanormal
Mar 8, 2011

Maury deals with real people with real problems. He helps try to solve mysteries of guests who have no where else to turn to get answers.


Mischalaniouse posted:

Do we still talk about Game Grump in this thread?

This post is exactly why we shouldn't talk about gamegrumps. That's what helped kill the last thread.

Arbite
Nov 4, 2009

Our mare for President. The President who loses this war must buy himself and his counterpart custom titles of the winner's choice, and wear it for no less than a month. To the strongest

prahanormal posted:

This post is exactly why we shouldn't talk about gamegrumps. That's what helped kill the last thread.

Eh. Everytime I start to agree with this sentiment they do something to bring me back. Like this education.

Stall_19
Jan 2, 2013

Prodigy of Victor von Doom



Funny review. Looking forward to the next part in 4 months.

Senerio
Oct 19, 2009

Hey, Adora


I do have to side with people who say "Game Grumps shouldn't count for this," because it did inevitably lead to Spoony-length derails in the other thread and they aren't Internet Critics as the Game Grumps.

That said, Doug's #6: Marv from Sin City. Good luck guessing based on the shadow.

Wheat Loaf
Feb 13, 2012

by FactsAreUseless


prahanormal posted:

This post is exactly why we shouldn't talk about gamegrumps. That's what helped kill the last thread.

The unspoken rule of the last thread; if it has double-digit new posts, somebody started talking about Spoony, but if it has triple-digit new posts, somebody stated talking about Game Grumps.

fool_of_sound
Oct 10, 2012


Soiled Meat


It's still not great, but the parts have been progressively getting better. At least he's actually making jokes instead of just about character design.

Annointed
Mar 2, 2013



The Fifth of Doug's: Tyrion from Game of Thrones.

Well if there's one thing that I'm going to have to do is watch the stuff these guys are in. He really does make a good case for them, and I never even heard of these characters.

Azraden
Oct 26, 2010

Ooh - a crevice


Cinema Snob reviewing another E.T. porno called E3: The Extra Testicle
NSFW, obviously.

Thunderfinger
Jan 15, 2011



WHY ARE THERE MULTIPLE OF THOSE!?

Mad Lupine
Feb 18, 2011

all the things you said
running through my head


As awful as these may be, I think the pun justifies this one's existence. I'd like to think the pun is the only reason it exists. That and porn.

bbf2
Nov 22, 2007

"The White Shadow"

Annointed posted:

The Fifth of Doug's: Tyrion from Game of Thrones.

Well if there's one thing that I'm going to have to do is watch the stuff these guys are in. He really does make a good case for them, and I never even heard of these characters.

Funny that Doug mistakenly says Tyrion's father is the king (which he never has been) not once but twice, and then even includes a clip from the show in which its explicitly stated that Joffrey is the king. Not sure how he missed that one.

mind the walrus
Sep 22, 2006



bbf2 posted:

Funny that Doug mistakenly says Tyrion's father is the king (which he never has been) not once but twice, and then even includes a clip from the show in which its explicitly stated that Joffrey is the king. Not sure how he missed that one.

Because I'm pretty sure he's not actually writing the pieces out of a deep knowledge of fiction but rather pandering to the fans who butter his bread, which I'm willing to bet aren't very culturally savvy and likely quite young, and thus willing to eat up this kind-of content without a second glance.

The Vosgian Beast
Aug 13, 2011

Business is slow

mind the walrus posted:

Because I'm pretty sure he's not actually writing the pieces out of a deep knowledge of fiction but rather pandering to the fans who butter his bread, which I'm willing to bet aren't very culturally savvy and likely quite young, and thus willing to eat up this kind-of content without a second glance.

I'm sorry, are you telling me ultranerds are less likely to care about details of the political arrangements in a fantasy world?

quakster
Jul 21, 2007

by FactsAreUseless


Maremidon posted:

I'm sorry, are you telling me ultranerds are less likely to care about details of the political arrangements in a fantasy world?
Most webshow watchers are kids with lots of free time. The truth hurts but it's why clowns like PewDiePie get so many views.

Infamous Sphere
Nov 8, 2010
Blargh oh my god yes, I have read fanfiction, in a way it's a guilty pleasure/so bad it's good thing. I can't read trashy romance though. Fanfiction..oh god..some of the anatomical limitations are..well..let's just say these women don't very much und

toanoradian posted:

I always liked it when critics compared two objects, like Nostalgia Critic's Old vs. News (best feature NC made before Editorials) or Todd's previous music comparisons. I don't know, the review may simply fall to shallow comparison (the most egregious case I can think of being the 'classic-ness of songs' in Chocolate Factory Old vs New) instead of something with proper depth, but so far the '[x] vs [y] reviews' I've seen had revealed good points about something that I didn't notice when enjoying [x] or [y] separately. Things like Frodo's more active roles in Lord of the Ring Old vs. New or the the Thrift Shop's going against overspending from this reviews increases the entertainment I get from both. I think that's what a good criticism should do.

A compare and contrast video is one of my favourite genres of internet criticism, owing to the fact that a good one requires meticulous research, and they tend to be really quite measured, in terms of whether a work is good or not. I find they can be a more mature form of criticism. They also are a little bit more legwork for the reviewer, since you have to juggle footage from two things, as opposed to just focussing on one thing. I've done a few myself - Beauty (Skoonheid) versus American Beauty, Priscilla Queen of the Desert versus To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (Ok, this one is a little less..measured than the other two) and male prostitution movies (My Own Private Idaho versus Midnight Cowboy.) They were all very interesting challenges for me, as a reviewer, and they've been well received.

OldTennisCourt
Sep 11, 2011


Does anyone still watch Video Games Awesome? I had to stop, Fraser has gone from annoying to just unbearable lately. The show would be so much better if he was gone.

Senerio
Oct 19, 2009

Hey, Adora


The general consensus is "watch the multiplayer games but not the single player games." I watched them all play Mario Party and that was fun.

OldTennisCourt
Sep 11, 2011


Senerio posted:

The general consensus is "watch the multiplayer games but not the single player games." I watched them all play Mario Party and that was fun.

Fraser just strikes me as the annoying kid whose house you play at so he has to dominate not only playing, but talking and mugging for the camera

Violet_Sky
Dec 5, 2011

A true warrior makes their life count, so that their death will not be without remembrance.


Fun Shoe

New NC editorial about Seinfeld.

I never really watched Seinfeld expect for the famous NO SOUP FOR YOU scene, so this review kinda felt alien to me.

cubs2084
Feb 2, 2009


mind the walrus posted:

Because I'm pretty sure he's not actually writing the pieces out of a deep knowledge of fiction but rather pandering to the fans who butter his bread, which I'm willing to bet aren't very culturally savvy and likely quite young, and thus willing to eat up this kind-of content without a second glance.

Bitter much? Way to debase a whole fanbase as young idiots.

Jesto
Dec 22, 2004

Balls.


Nevermind.

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mind the walrus
Sep 22, 2006



cubs2084 posted:

Bitter much? Way to debase a whole fanbase as young idiots.

Reading comprehension ain't a strong suit is it? I said the people who butter his bread, which in this case refers to the people who view all his content religiously and multiple times for maximum ad revenue-- most likely kids with loads of time and a lack of prior pop culture exposure in this case. That doesn't make them idiots unless you want to believe they are, which I don't, nor does it make them all of his audience--which I don't think they are.

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sexpig by night
Sep 8, 2011



I enjoy VGA but I can totally get someone not liking it. It's really dependent on other people making fun of his persona so if they're not into it in an episode it's just 'grown man yells at video games' and that's the pits. I thought the Injustice thing they did last was good, though, because they so legit love those kinda games.

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