Hugo Gorilla - 2015-07-21 This wasn't on here already? Neat.
infinite zest - 2015-07-21 It was, but the link goes back to before RLM even had a YT channel, and plus it's Cop Dog. Fuck you Plinkett I watched this and it's the best thing to happen to movies since Birth of a Nation.
Old_Zircon - 2015-07-22 They just reuploaded it this afternoon.
EvilHomer - 2015-07-22 What's with their channel lately? The past month or so, they've been re-uploading a lot of really, really old material; did their channel get shut down and need to be rebooted or something?
memedumpster - 2015-07-21 I miss Plinkett, I wish he hadn't died.
Gmork - 2015-07-22 It's one of the half in the bag guys. Or their friend.
infinite zest - 2015-07-22 Yeah I know; I actually knew Jay and Mike really well when I lived in Milwaukee. Plinkett was sort of an amalgamation of the customers we'd get. I wanted to figure out a way to publish our boxlogs because they feature Plinkett pretty prominently. I can't remember the guy's name who plays him (the whole RLM thing blew up after I left) but I don't think he's actually dead is all. I've just known four people from that theatre I worked with who did die so I'm concerned.
memedumpster - 2015-07-22 I know The Plinkett speaks through the meat form of one of the Half in the Bag guys, but The Plinkett is transcendental to them and has forsaken us, leaving behind the drunken husks.
EvilHomer - 2015-07-22 Plinkett is written and voice by Mike, the fatter, more surly of the two lead gentlemen from Half in the Bag. For the "story" portions of that series, Plinkett is portrayed by Rich Evans, their even fatter, balding friend. As far as I know, neither of them is dead... although they DO periodically kill off the Plinkett *character*, kayfabe. As usual, it's difficult to ascertain precisely what Memedumpster means, or where he's getting his information from, but my dear friend, if you are worried about one of Plinkett's many seemingly-canonical deaths during .5itB, then fear not! He will be resurrected shortly.
IZ - did you ever work with Jay and Mike on their early film projects? They've alluded to how awful their early stuff was in the past, but I've not seen more than a few clips here and there. If you happen to have any vintage footage, you should hold onto it: Jay and Mike are basically this generation's Siskel and Ebert, and while they're never going to be known as brilliant directors in their own right, their crappy student films are sure to be valuable collectors items in the coming years and decades.
memedumpster - 2015-07-22 *gives EvilHomer a pizza roll, wheels him back to the common area*
EvilHomer - 2015-07-22 It's not nice to start internet death rumors, Meme. It could make people upset, or even sad!
memedumpster - 2015-07-22 Fictional characters can't die. I say this because I honestly don't think you know this.
infinite zest - 2015-07-22 No, the only film I made was at the theatre at the end of one of the Prequel reviews; it was a short film about movie theatre employees bitching about customers and the goal was to reenact it out in the lobby the entire time it was playing, verbatim. Basically people couldn't leave the pains of the service industry. I might still have a copy of it somewhere, but it was kinda stupid.
infinite zest - 2015-07-22 We submitted it for the 24 hour film festival and it didn't make it in :(
EvilHomer - 2015-07-22 >> I miss Plinkett, I wish he hadn't died.
>> Fictional characters can't die. I say this because I honestly don't think you know this.
Once again, you promptly and obligingly contradict yourself.
EvilHomer - 2015-07-22 IZ, did you get any shots of Mike or Jay?
infinite zest - 2015-07-22 No.. Jay and Mike were mostly part of the festival scene by the time I was there. It was just us lowly grunts.
BiggerJ - 2015-07-22 How many times has Plinkett died? In comparison, The Bastard Operator From Hell has ended forever three times, four if you count the Reichenbach Falls parody. Of those four, two were apparent deaths.
Old_Zircon - 2015-07-22 I was just thinking the other day that I needed to ask IZ to remind me if Plinkett was based on one specific customer or was a composite character. Last record store I worked at had at least 10 regulars who were at least as implausible characters as Plinkett (except real people) so there's no doubt in my mind that Plinkett could be pretty closely modeled on an actual person.
memedumpster - 2015-07-22 I think his condition is getting worse.
Dr Robot - 2015-07-22 Stroke Guy is PoeTVs favorite critic. Also mine.
StanleyPain - 2015-07-22 It's a dupe, but the old one was from Blip.tv which is where RLM used to post the majority of their material, but now they are migrating everything over to YouTube which is great because blip fucking sucks.
(except of course the Star Wars and Star Trek reviews because Fox/Paramount sent them C&D letters over them despite them being clear fair use property)
Old_Zircon - 2015-07-22 The Star Wars and Star Trek stuff is on Youtube.
Old_Zircon - 2015-07-22 Or it was a couple of weeks ago, at least.
StanleyPain - 2015-07-22 It is, but ironically it's on other random channels, not the RLM one.
Old_Zircon - 2015-07-22 Unless he did more Star Wars and Star Trek stuff I don't know about, which would be like getting the next ten Christmases early.
FABIO - 2015-07-22 Not quite as good as Plinkett, but since Plinkett stopped being Plinkett, Ive found YMS to be a close enough substitute.
Old_Zircon - 2015-07-22 YMS is fun but the RLM guys have better taste.
infinite zest - 2015-07-22 Yeah I like YMS for the obscure movies; I think he does a better job than RLM (it's just a shitty movie party where everybody's drunk and you wish you were invited) but RLM is pretty much my Ebert or AV Club for movie movies.
Old_Zircon - 2015-07-22 Yeah. They're both great though.
I think the Best of the Worst and similar could be improved by focusing less on the post movie discussion and Ashens-lite destruction gimmick, and instead having at least 25% of every video be Rich Evans reaction footage.
Two Jar Slave - 2015-07-22 Proving once and for all that Plinkett can review something I don't care about, wouldn't watch anyway, or haven't even heard off, and it's still worth 20+ minutes of my time.
Two Jar Slave - 2015-07-22 But I'm a pretty big RLM fan at this point. I've even watched their sub-par fare, like Best of the Worst and, yes, even Pre Rec. Nothing beats the Plinkett reviews, though.
EvilHomer - 2015-07-22 Not going to rate this until I hear from Boomie.
EvilHomer - 2015-07-22 Bunch of Dog Movies at 6:08. I'd like to see the one with the CGI kung-fu dog!
EvilHomer - 2015-07-22 7:30 is a veritable overdose of Dog Movies. Check it out!
Boomer The Dog - 2015-07-22 Homer's tag cloud only needs a few words to fish me in.. :)
The Kung-Fu movie is Karate Dog, voiced by Chevy Chase! Hobnose and me found that when it was released and both got DVDs of it at a local Walm.
If this is Stroke Guy, I've used this review to look up different Dog movies he's mentioned, even Sabuesos as shown, though I couldn't find that one in my favorite downloading places.
I knew about a lot of these too, one trip to Amazon or even Newegg's media store will find dozens of Doggie B-movies. Stroke Guy should do a part two, there are many more of these!
I'm happy that guys who have had strokes can get jobs doing comedy reviewing like this. In Pittsburgh over the years, we've had a couple of DJs with speech impediments, you'd think someone with speech problems would stay away from radio announcing, but they used it to their advantage, to be distinctive. Maybe their speech classes had broadcasting to help with speech and they liked that field, I've always wondered how they got there.
EvilHomer - 2015-07-22 Um, Boomer, he didn't actually have a stroke. (ﾉ･ｪ･)ﾉ
Stroke Guy is just a character, played by the non-disabled film critic, Mike Stoklasa. He and his friends do a whole mess of movie-related things, including the in-depth Stroke Guy series (a series called "Plinkett Reviews"), recent film reviews ("Half in the Bag"), and humorous comparisons of vintage B-movies ("Best of the Worst"). If you're into movies at all, you should check out the rest of their channel!
Karate Dog looks like a lot of fun, I'd definitely like to see it sometime; Sabuesos also stood out, simply for looking so bizarre! I think the only films in that list which I've seen are the first two Beethovens, also possibly bits and pieces of the Air Buddies films, on account of poeTV, furries, and being bored on Netflix.
Maybe you could send Mr Stoklasa and friends an e-mail and some films to review; like, pick out the three worst / campiest / craziest Dog movies you know about, send them copies of these films in the mail, and ask them to do a Best of the Worst feature, themed around Dog movies!
EvilHomer - 2015-07-22 OH SHIT, Pat Morita's in Karate Dog! That's awesome.
Five stars for Karate Dog, and for Plinkett chopping up a dumb stupid cat.
Old_Zircon - 2015-07-22 "you'd think someone with speech problems would stay away from radio announcing"
Clearly you don't listen to NPR!
Boomer The Dog - 2015-07-22 You're right I don't listen to NPR, I'm much more of a music head. I don't mind a DJ talking off the top of his or her head, or telling a story, but national talk, I'm not there yet. I seem to like the BBC more too.. ;)
Maybe the speech impaired people I heard went on to NPR. One of them was on the local emergency weather channel when they had live announcers recording for them. Now they use an automated voice robot and just type the weather info in.
Thanks for looking up the reviewers, Homer, I might not have looked up Plinkett any further, unless I found that he'd done a series of reviews on Dog movies, and I'd want to find out why. He didn't have Finn On The Fly, Abner or others, but he's totally right about the tons of cheapie Dog movies.
I think Karate Dog is fun, I watched with Ric and he called it 'That horrible Briard film', when he couldn't think of the name once, and when I hear that it's sweet success, a cheap Dog movie has done its job.
I mainly wanted to get it because it was another 'talking Dog' movie, and I've loved those since time immemorial, but this one, by CGI, adds 'Cho Cho' doing Karate. It came to mind that Cho Cho might be Chevy Chase's nickname and they used it for the Dog, pure speculation, but that's what came to mind.
Furries might follow the Buddies movies more, being that they're Disney, but I haven't met too many who are into the Buddies or talking Dogs specifically. More seem to like Alpha and Omega, Wolves + animation + love story, as we were barking about. Maybe Buddies movies are too cute or commercial for lots of Furs. I'll have to do a search on Deviant to see what comes up.
Boomer The Dog - 2015-07-22 I went to the opening of a new Dog camp once, Camp Bow Wow, because Air Bud and his owner-trainer were there as an attraction for the grand opening, and playing ball.
He was a successor to the original Air Bud, who was gone or too old to perform by that time. This might have been around 2005, and I had my Pure Digital Flip cam there. Lots of people attended and enjoyed it. Sometime I should put that video up, it's historical now.
EvilHomer - 2015-07-23 Boomer, I've met a few furries who are into the Air Buddies series, most notably a very angry and not-well-liked young zoophile named DalHusky (who was sexually infatuated with the Buddies). They're definitely not as popular as wolf-themed movies, but they've made like twenty of those Air Bud/Buddies films, and I can't think of who else but furries might be watching them!
I like talking dog movies too, although not as much as, and I'm guessing slightly more ironically, than you do. Also talking monkey films; there's just something about weird talking animals that is intrinsically watchable, and even the worst films can be made enjoyable with something like a chimp in a top hat or a wise-cracking dog on a surfboard! I've never been interested in Disney sitcoms, for example, yet I have actually watched a few episodes of "Dog With a Blog" now (on your recommendation), and yeah, OK, it's pretty fun! I don't think it would work without the dog, but with the dog, it's fine. Dogs make things better.
I'm also a big fan of martial arts movies, of any variety. I'm not as keen on martial arts movies "with wires" (the fight scenes I'm watching right now from Karate Dog seem to incorporate wires) but karate with wires is still better than a movie without karate.
Re: Plinkett, if you're into Star Wars at all, be sure to check out his Prequel Trilogy reviews, if you haven't already! They're funny, yet at the same time, extremely informative. He goes way beyond your standard film review, even your standard professional film review, in explaining and analyzing why things like characters, dialogue, and even camera angles work (or don't work) the way they do. It's scholarly analysis masquerading as a joke, which is brilliant.
Old_Zircon - 2015-07-23 I would like to see Plinkett review C.H.O.M.P.S.
Boomer The Dog - 2015-07-23 I'd like it if he'd review C.H.O.M.P.S. too! I haven't been as impressed with all of the new Dog movies out there, just because many are imitations of other Dog movies, but when Chomps came out it was something different with the whole robot Dog as a 'crime biter' idea.
People were into the Bionic Man and Woman series at the time, and Chomps was super strong and fast like that, even using the slow motion to show speed idea of the bionic shows. Chomps was to be a silly comedy movie, but it was made with longtime actors and Hanna-Barbara, and released to theaters, where I saw it for the first time. The animated intro even ends with Muttley's laugh. Music's by Hoyt Curtin, who did lots of animated space and sci-fi shows.
The newer Dog movies are straight to video mostly, and derive plots from each other it seems like, why Plinkett was reviewing them all at once I guess. They even release the same movie with different cover art and a new name, like Dog Gone has done.
Hi Homer, I know about Dalhusky, not that I've barked with him or met him, but I've seen his art in several places, and he's been around for a long time it seems like. Sexually into the Buddies, it takes a Furry.. :) They might not be made with infatuation in mind, like Alpha And Omega, but they're a team of well defined characters you can get attached to. I'd like to know what got DalHusky so into the Buddies, I always like to hear about tripping points.
Furs love any animal movie with anthro qualities, but these days I don't bark about movies with Furs a whole lot, it doesn't seem to happen, it's more about fursuits and their own art. Anthro fans find the Furry scene because it's out there these days, not just because of a book or movie they like, as was more common in the past I think.
I bark more about the movies here and with people who write to my website about Here's Boomer or Shaggy DA, or some other Dog movies they want me to know about.
Talking Dog movies are like a childhood pleasure to me I guess, as some of the early anthro I'd seen when I was a way young pup, TV and movies. I wanted a 4 legged Dog buddy and we could go on adventures together and chat with each other using words, a talking Dog.
In the movies they had stop motion mouth sync to words, or giving the Dog candy to munch on, or even someone moving the compliant Dog's jaw. I watched that change over to digital animation in Babe, Bush Beans commercials, and Dr. Dolittle, and now Stan's talking on Dog With A Blog.
It's almost like a study to me, I look at the details. If there was a course on animals talking, I'd want to take it to learn more. Since you like talking monkeys, look at Zookeeper, and Russell Madness, both feature talking monkey types.
Karate Dog does have some moves like the old films, and Matrix style slo-mo like a lot of movies do now. I do like Star Wars, and might have seen his review or part of it, if it's been posted here.
I just put up the movie from when I saw Air Bud at Camp Bow Wow in 2005.
EvilHomer - 2015-07-23 No, thank YOU, Boomer. That comment meant a lot to me. I've been feeling very discouraged lately, but you're like a lighthouse rising up from the cyber-sea. Never mean, never cynical, and always ready for a good long bark!
That's a pretty cool video you just uploaded; you should submit it here, too. I'm guessing that's the real Air Bud then? And he actually does know how to play basketball?! Well, vaguely knows how to play basketball, he can toss the ball pretty well at least. He's better than me.
There's a dog running around in some of the crowd shots, like 7:20; it's hard to tell because of the resolution, but he looks like some sort of bull breed. Do you know which one? Also, ghost stars for the dog costume at the end there!
That was the real Air Bud, that's right, not the original as seen on David Letterman though. I had noticed that his coat was lighter in color than he appeared in the first movie, and his tail curled over his back, which I didn't remember from the screen either. All the Goldens I'd known about before had more relaxed tails that would hang down more.
Maybe this Air Bud was young yet. and it did seem like his ball handling wasn't as good as I'd seen him do before. I didn't ask, but got my basketball signed by his owner, to Boomer, and I was barking about the Buddy films I'd seen. His owner said something like, 'I guess Buddy fans come in all shapes and sizes.'
If I'd done the presentation, I would have wanted it to look a little more like a movie set, and had a music soundtrack, some curtains to deaden the sounds in the kennels, and some lights.. :) I'd be up on the theatrical, make some noise in the corner.
Camp Bow Wow flew him in to do several sessions of ball in the afternoon, so you could come any time and see Buddy. I stuck around the whole time, and saw the visiting Dogs in between. Camp Bow Wow is down in an industrial area, so people have to bring their Dogs from a bit of distance to get there, but in spite of that they're still going strong, I get their newsletters all the time.
That was a fun time, and I'd just gotten my first pocket camera that year, so it was a perfect place to film a lot, and see a movie star.
I saw a Boxer, and that other Dog did seem to be a built Bully type, but I don't know exactly. There are probably more shots of that Dog, but I cut down the intro a whole lot for Youtube to get to Buddy. I recorded over 30 minutes of video there.
Yeah, the brown Dog was out there a lot I think, waving at cars passing on the Parkway. He or she should have been in with the Dogs, that was kind of an alone job out there. It was one of those days where there was snow on the ground, but it was sunny and didn't seem so cold.
EvilHomer - 2015-07-24 >> He or she should have been in with the Dogs, that was kind of an alone job out there
You should have put on your dog costume and joined him! Unless it's a union thing, and waving-dog-costumers can't accept outside help.
I've seen people do stuff like that at a few businesses - dressing up in costumes and waving at cars - but they were usually dressed in a lamer costume (clown, Statue of Liberty, etc) and all of them seemed to hate their job. Maybe they're just hiring the wrong people? I've heard, anecdotally, that a lot of sports team mascots and amusement part costumers are into the whole "wearing costumes" scene. I don't know precisely what percentage wear costumes for fun, but it seems like you'd sort of need to have that mindset in order to make it in the wearing-dog-costumes-and-waving-at-cars industry.
I really like bully breeds. As I've said before, my favorite dogs are pitbulls (particularly Staffordshires, because my best doggie-friend was a brindle Staffie) but I love all kinds of bull breeds, from boxers to bulldogs. Which is convenient, because I live near Yale, and Yale's mascot is Handsome Dan, an English Bulldog! So there's bulldog stuff all over the place here; t-shirts and posters and of course the Yale shuttles, which have these great big photos of bulldogs on them. It sort of looks like there's an over-sized bulldog looking out the windows at you! Here's a few pictures, you might get a kick out of them: