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3rd Jul '14 1:52:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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[[caption-width-right:162:Clockwise from top: Birdy, Kora, Jimmy Esco, and Caveman]]

--> Getting screwed over, one film at a time.

These four members of the round table--Kora, Birdy, Caveman, and Jimmy Esco--do reviews of various parts of the media, consisting of {{Film}}, LiveActionTV, and {{Anime}}. First, one of the members would get the ball rolling by introducing the audience to the subject of their review, then all four of them would discuss it and talk about the positive and negative aspects of the feature. The round table member who started the discussion will give his score, then the three other round table members will give their scores. Then the same round table member starting the review will calculate the average of the scores that he and his friends conjured up, delivering it as a final verdict. Their score is on a scale of 1 - 10, and they give each rating a title:

* 10 - Inject It Into My Veins
* 9 - Harem Brigade
* 8 - Abduct A Friend
* 7 - Bargain Bin
* 6 - Late Night Double Feature
* 5 - Meh...
* 4 - You Should Be Ashamed
* 3 - Turd Blossom
* 2 - Why Have You Forsaken Me?
* 1 - Raging Torrent of Dick

[[http://www.youtube.com/user/MediaWhorz Here are links to where]] [[http://blip.tv/mediawhorz you can watch their videos]]

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Relevant tropes:
* ArtEvolution: While the artwork for the emotion pictures for the Round Table members hasn't been updated, you do see them in higher quality than in earlier videos, there are more emotion pictures, and the audio quality has impoved significantly.
** [[http://blip.tv/mediawhorz/mw-special-avatars-benders-6621556 And they recently have obtained new avatars]].
* BerserkButton: If Kora watches a bad movie use a quote from an all-time classic movie, he gets angry.
** Caveman's Berserk Button is time paradoxes.
* BrickJoke: the whole evilBay thing becomes this. First in their very first review, which was for {{Spider-Man}},
--> '''Kora:''' Now, where do you get something like [the "thriller" bombs]? eBay?
--> '''Caveman:''' evilBay.
--> '''Kora:''' Do your enemies still posess an annoyingly large amount of flesh? Help them shed those unwanted organs with the Thriller Bomb. evilBay. Buy. Sell. Kill. evilBay. For all of your villianous needs. Warning: May cause postmortem dancing.
** Later in their TimeCop review:
--> '''Caveman:''' the villian has an SUV! But the cops have a smart car!?
--> '''Kora:''' evilBay had a special rebate discount.
** And there's the "Don't touch me" gags.
-->'''Caveman:''' I actually thought that [[MaxPayne the Max Payne movie]] was... ''better'' than you guys were saying. But I can't come up with a single reason why.
-->'''Jimmy Esco:''' ''(pats Caveman on the back)'' I've been there.
-->'''Caveman:''' Don't touch me.
*** Then in Franchise/ResidentEvil, upon learning that Anderson directed AVP:
-->'''Jimmy Esco:''' DON'T TOUCH ME!!
* ColorCodedCharacters: Each member of the round table has a color to represent him: green for Kora, red for Birdy, blue for Caveman, and yellow for Jimmy Esco.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Kora's fanboy rage over ''Film/{{Constantine}}'''s straying from the {{Hellblazer}} comics.
* CuteMute: Ele, the guest reviewer for their PrincessBride review.
* DeadpanSnarker: All of them
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: At the beginning of their 2011 prequel to ''Film/TheThing2011''. This is even lampshaded.
--> '''Kora:''' The difference between The Thing and The Thing is that The Thing comes before The Thing... (''beat'') I ''hate'' the title of this movie.
* FakeBrit: Caveman does this whenever he puts on an ocular.
* FanNickname: They call [[{{Anime/Hellsing}} Peter Fargenson]] "Moving scar" and [[TimeCop Max Walker]] "Mullet Man."
* GenreSavvy: When reviewing the 2011 prequel to ''Film/TheThing2011'', Birdy pointed out a nasty habit in modern horror movies that he personally dubbed "[[IdiotBall Horror Stupidity Syndrome]]." He and Caveman explained it to be when a character in a horror movie gets the IdiotBall in order to set up a jump scare.
* HilariousInHindsight: During their Spider-man 3 review, they made captions making an "Emo Montoya" joke. After reviewing that film, they really did review "''ThePrincessBride''".
** Also, while reviewing Film/JonahHex, they used a brief clip from TheCrow. The next review was for... well... TheCrow! They even had a preview for it at the end of their Film/JonahHex review!
* IdiotBall {{Lampshading}}: In addition to the Horror Stupidity Syndrome mentioned above, Caveman also mentioned one such scene from the 2008 remake of ''Series/TheAndromedaStrain''.
--> '''Caveman:''' There's one scene that had me question his intelligence. He's been running from the military for most of the second half of the series. And then he sees a bunch of military choppers flying overhead. And what's his first thought? "Ugh, let's wave them down and see if they come get us." What the HELL!?!? Sign your own death warrant, my friend.
* NightmareRetardant: Caveman considered ''Film/TheThing2011'' prequel's use of CGI to be this. He said he was actually laughing out loud as he watched it. Birdy agreed with him, but he did praise the few-and-far-between practical effects.
* RunningGag: While they reviewed ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}'', "jurisdiction" became this gag.
** And when they reviewed TheCape, they kept playing clips of other media with someone saying, "I'm Batman!"
** Jimmy Esco's constant conflicts with a penguin were abundant in their review for the original John Carpenter's ''Film/TheThing1982''.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Caveman delivers this to the makers of the 2011 ''[[Film/TheThing2011 Thing]]'' prequel.
--> '''Caveman:''' I have one thing to say to anyone who knows someone or is themselves directing a movie: if I am laughing at your monster, you fail. If I am [[NightmareRetardant laughing at the scenes that are supposed to make me piss my pants,]] you have failed. Go back and redo it. You're not making a comedy, you're not even making a horror comedy. You are making a ''horror... MOVIE!'' I'm supposed to be holding on to the edge of my seat. My knuckles bone white. My pants soaked. That is what I want from a horror movie and I haven't seen that in years!
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[[quoteright:162:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/postercover_8923.JPG]]
[[caption-width-right:162:Clockwise from top: Birdy, Kora, Jimmy Esco, and Caveman]]

--> Getting screwed over, one film at a time.

These four members of the round table--Kora, Birdy, Caveman, and Jimmy Esco--do reviews of various parts of the media, consisting of {{Film}}, LiveActionTV, and {{Anime}}. First, one of the members would get the ball rolling by introducing the audience to the subject of their review, then all four of them would discuss it and talk about the positive and negative aspects of the feature. The round table member who started the discussion will give his score, then the three other round table members will give their scores. Then the same round table member starting the review will calculate the average of the scores that he and his friends conjured up, delivering it as a final verdict. Their score is on a scale of 1 - 10, and they give each rating a title:

* 10 - Inject It Into My Veins
* 9 - Harem Brigade
* 8 - Abduct A Friend
* 7 - Bargain Bin
* 6 - Late Night Double Feature
* 5 - Meh...
* 4 - You Should Be Ashamed
* 3 - Turd Blossom
* 2 - Why Have You Forsaken Me?
* 1 - Raging Torrent of Dick

[[http://www.youtube.com/user/MediaWhorz Here are links to where]] [[http://blip.tv/mediawhorz you can watch their videos]]

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Relevant tropes:
* ArtEvolution: While the artwork for the emotion pictures for the Round Table members hasn't been updated, you do see them in higher quality than in earlier videos, there are more emotion pictures, and the audio quality has impoved significantly.
** [[http://blip.tv/mediawhorz/mw-special-avatars-benders-6621556 And they recently have obtained new avatars]].
* BerserkButton: If Kora watches a bad movie use a quote from an all-time classic movie, he gets angry.
** Caveman's Berserk Button is time paradoxes.
* BrickJoke: the whole evilBay thing becomes this. First in their very first review, which was for {{Spider-Man}},
--> '''Kora:''' Now, where do you get something like [the "thriller" bombs]? eBay?
--> '''Caveman:''' evilBay.
--> '''Kora:''' Do your enemies still posess an annoyingly large amount of flesh? Help them shed those unwanted organs with the Thriller Bomb. evilBay. Buy. Sell. Kill. evilBay. For all of your villianous needs. Warning: May cause postmortem dancing.
** Later in their TimeCop review:
--> '''Caveman:''' the villian has an SUV! But the cops have a smart car!?
--> '''Kora:''' evilBay had a special rebate discount.
** And there's the "Don't touch me" gags.
-->'''Caveman:''' I actually thought that [[MaxPayne the Max Payne movie]] was... ''better'' than you guys were saying. But I can't come up with a single reason why.
-->'''Jimmy Esco:''' ''(pats Caveman on the back)'' I've been there.
-->'''Caveman:''' Don't touch me.
*** Then in Franchise/ResidentEvil, upon learning that Anderson directed AVP:
-->'''Jimmy Esco:''' DON'T TOUCH ME!!
* ColorCodedCharacters: Each member of the round table has a color to represent him: green for Kora, red for Birdy, blue for Caveman, and yellow for Jimmy Esco.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Kora's fanboy rage over ''Film/{{Constantine}}'''s straying from the {{Hellblazer}} comics.
* CuteMute: Ele, the guest reviewer for their PrincessBride review.
* DeadpanSnarker: All of them
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: At the beginning of their 2011 prequel to ''Film/TheThing2011''. This is even lampshaded.
--> '''Kora:''' The difference between The Thing and The Thing is that The Thing comes before The Thing... (''beat'') I ''hate'' the title of this movie.
* FakeBrit: Caveman does this whenever he puts on an ocular.
* FanNickname: They call [[{{Anime/Hellsing}} Peter Fargenson]] "Moving scar" and [[TimeCop Max Walker]] "Mullet Man."
* GenreSavvy: When reviewing the 2011 prequel to ''Film/TheThing2011'', Birdy pointed out a nasty habit in modern horror movies that he personally dubbed "[[IdiotBall Horror Stupidity Syndrome]]." He and Caveman explained it to be when a character in a horror movie gets the IdiotBall in order to set up a jump scare.
* HilariousInHindsight: During their Spider-man 3 review, they made captions making an "Emo Montoya" joke. After reviewing that film, they really did review "''ThePrincessBride''".
** Also, while reviewing Film/JonahHex, they used a brief clip from TheCrow. The next review was for... well... TheCrow! They even had a preview for it at the end of their Film/JonahHex review!
* IdiotBall {{Lampshading}}: In addition to the Horror Stupidity Syndrome mentioned above, Caveman also mentioned one such scene from the 2008 remake of ''Series/TheAndromedaStrain''.
--> '''Caveman:''' There's one scene that had me question his intelligence. He's been running from the military for most of the second half of the series. And then he sees a bunch of military choppers flying overhead. And what's his first thought? "Ugh, let's wave them down and see if they come get us." What the HELL!?!? Sign your own death warrant, my friend.
* NightmareRetardant: Caveman considered ''Film/TheThing2011'' prequel's use of CGI to be this. He said he was actually laughing out loud as he watched it. Birdy agreed with him, but he did praise the few-and-far-between practical effects.
* RunningGag: While they reviewed ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}'', "jurisdiction" became this gag.
** And when they reviewed TheCape, they kept playing clips of other media with someone saying, "I'm Batman!"
** Jimmy Esco's constant conflicts with a penguin were abundant in their review for the original John Carpenter's ''Film/TheThing1982''.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Caveman delivers this to the makers of the 2011 ''[[Film/TheThing2011 Thing]]'' prequel.
--> '''Caveman:''' I have one thing to say to anyone who knows someone or is themselves directing a movie: if I am laughing at your monster, you fail. If I am [[NightmareRetardant laughing at the scenes that are supposed to make me piss my pants,]] you have failed. Go back and redo it. You're not making a comedy, you're not even making a horror comedy. You are making a ''horror... MOVIE!'' I'm supposed to be holding on to the edge of my seat. My knuckles bone white. My pants soaked. That is what I want from a horror movie and I haven't seen that in years!
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29th Jun '14 2:49:41 PM Aiguille
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* IdiotBall {{Lampshading}}: In addition to the Horror Stupidity Syndrome mentioned above, Caveman also mentioned one such scene from the 2008 remake of TheAndromedaStrain.

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* IdiotBall {{Lampshading}}: In addition to the Horror Stupidity Syndrome mentioned above, Caveman also mentioned one such scene from the 2008 remake of TheAndromedaStrain.''Series/TheAndromedaStrain''.
22nd Nov '13 1:20:56 PM deltanine
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** Caveman's Berserk Button is time paradoxes.
1st Aug '13 12:25:32 PM deltanine
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** [[http://blip.tv/mediawhorz/mw-special-avatars-benders-6621556 And they recently have obtained new avatars]].
18th Apr '13 10:48:09 AM koraredward
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* 1 - Late Term Abortion

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* 1 - Late Term Abortion
Raging Torrent of Dick
11th Mar '13 6:33:06 PM koraredward
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* ArtEvolution: Well, the artwork for the emotion picturs for the Round Table members hasn't been updated, you do see them in higher quality than in earlier videos, there are more emotion pictures, and the audio quality has impoved significantly.

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* ArtEvolution: Well, While the artwork for the emotion picturs pictures for the Round Table members hasn't been updated, you do see them in higher quality than in earlier videos, there are more emotion pictures, and the audio quality has impoved significantly.
6th Mar '13 8:19:37 AM deltanine
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* ArtEvolution: Well, the artwork for the emotion picturs for the Round Table members hasn't been updated, you do see them in higher quality than in earlier videos, there are more emotion pictures, and the audio quality has impoved significantly.
6th Mar '13 8:15:37 AM deltanine
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-->'''Caveman:''' I actually thought that [[Max Payne]] movie was... ''better'' than you guys were saying. But I can't come up with a single reason why.

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-->'''Caveman:''' I actually thought that [[Max Payne]] movie [[MaxPayne the Max Payne movie]] was... ''better'' than you guys were saying. But I can't come up with a single reason why.
3rd Mar '13 6:19:24 AM Mullon
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*** Then in ResidentEvil, upon learning that Anderson directed AVP:

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*** Then in ResidentEvil, Franchise/ResidentEvil, upon learning that Anderson directed AVP:
28th Feb '13 7:54:23 AM koraredward
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--> '''Kora:''' Do your enemies still posess an annoyingly large amount of flesh? Help them shed those unwanted organs with the Thriller Bomb. evilBay. Buy. Sell. Kill. evilBay. For all of your villianous needs. Warning: May cause post morgan dancing.

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--> '''Kora:''' Do your enemies still posess an annoyingly large amount of flesh? Help them shed those unwanted organs with the Thriller Bomb. evilBay. Buy. Sell. Kill. evilBay. For all of your villianous needs. Warning: May cause post morgan postmortem dancing.



*** Then in their review of ResidentEvil:

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*** Then in their review of ResidentEvil:ResidentEvil, upon learning that Anderson directed AVP:



* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: At the beginning of their 2011 prequal to ''Film/TheThing2011''. This is even lampshaded.

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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: At the beginning of their 2011 prequal prequel to ''Film/TheThing2011''. This is even lampshaded.



--> '''Caveman:''' There's one scene that had me question his inteligence. He's been running from the millitary for most of the second half of the series. And then he sees a bunch of millitary choppers flying overhead. And what's his first thought? "Ugh, let's wave them down and see if they come get us." What the HELL!?!? Signed your own death warrent, my friend.

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--> '''Caveman:''' There's one scene that had me question his inteligence. intelligence. He's been running from the millitary military for most of the second half of the series. And then he sees a bunch of millitary military choppers flying overhead. And what's his first thought? "Ugh, let's wave them down and see if they come get us." What the HELL!?!? Signed Sign your own death warrent, warrant, my friend.



--> '''Caveman:''' I have one thing to say to anyone who knows someone or is themselves directing a movie: if I am laughing at your monster, you fail. If I am [[NightmareRetardant laughing at the scenes that are supposed to make me piss my pants,]] you have failed. Go back and redo it. You're not making a comedy, you're not even making a horror comedy. You are making a ''horror... MOVIE!'' I'm suppossed to be holding on to the edge of my seat. My knuckles bone white. My pants soaked. That is what I want from a horror movie and I haven't seen that in years!

to:

--> '''Caveman:''' I have one thing to say to anyone who knows someone or is themselves directing a movie: if I am laughing at your monster, you fail. If I am [[NightmareRetardant laughing at the scenes that are supposed to make me piss my pants,]] you have failed. Go back and redo it. You're not making a comedy, you're not even making a horror comedy. You are making a ''horror... MOVIE!'' I'm suppossed supposed to be holding on to the edge of my seat. My knuckles bone white. My pants soaked. That is what I want from a horror movie and I haven't seen that in years!
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