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For the uninitiated... A contingent of tropers (mostly from across America) holds regular get-togethers over the Interwebs on this site called Synchtube which lets individuals, such as ourselves, open and join in text-based chatrooms within typical web browsers (Firefox, Chrome, et. al.) that allow the chat participants to view YouTube videos in synchronization with everyone else present (without even needing to set up an account)... and we've decided to use said chatrooms to play cheeseball webvideos and feature-length movies found in the public domain which stretch all the way from letters B to Z, which everyone subsequently riffs on a la MST3K.

For over SEVEN years, everybody who gets involved mostly finds good enjoymentnote  in calling out tropes that are recognized in the videos and stories and coming up with jokes to fling back at whatever's happening on the screen, many of which turn into various in-jokes and running gags (a Coven Glossary is kept and maintained for everyone's help and convenience HERE) to repeat in the chat.

We're always looking for new ways to better coordinate and expand our activities and are more than happy to welcome newcomers interested in joining our gatherings.


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Edited by SeanMurrayI on Jan 23rd 2020 at 11:12:46 AM

iflewaway someone from somewhere
someone
Sep 29th 2019 at 11:37:59 AM

This is undoubtedly one of the worst videos ever made. Doug Walker parodies the entire movie (and manages to misunderstand the film to an absurd degree (he thinks another brick in the wall is about american high school, for example)) with the production ability of a special needs child, and also """sings""" parodies of each song. It's astoundingly bad. How does he have any fans at this point?

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BonsaiForest This tiny forest is where all the action is! from The woods
This tiny forest is where all the action is!
Sep 29th 2019 at 1:57:04 PM

I think a lot of people are willing to forgive someone making crap as long as that person also makes things they like as well. It's pretty simple, really. We know artists sometimes create shit and gold alike. Should we never forgive Sony for making The Emoji Movie? Is it okay now that they made Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse? That's just how things happen.

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iflewaway someone from somewhere
someone
Sep 29th 2019 at 2:26:34 PM

he has only ever made shit tho, this is just an especially stinky shit

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BonsaiForest This tiny forest is where all the action is! from The woods
This tiny forest is where all the action is!
Sep 29th 2019 at 2:58:02 PM

I disagree. I enjoyed some of his reviews, and his editorials moreso.

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Sep 29th 2019 at 4:13:31 PM

[up][up][up]It shouldn't need to be pointed out, but Sony is not an "artist." Sony is a corporation whose principal aim is to amass capital. Their existence is beside any point of assessing/criticizing art or media, beyond acknowledgement that whatever "art" bears its name/brand is being reduced to a commercial product that is exploited solely for profit.

And that said, I was only able to withstand the first ~90 seconds of that video for The Wall before I could watch no more.

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Sep 29th 2019 at 4:29:25 PM

Alright, I'm kicking us off with Lowtax and cRiT1KaL.

Then, at the top of the coming hour, switch your brains to "Airplane Mode" for Logan Paul in The Thinning...

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BonsaiForest This tiny forest is where all the action is! from The woods
This tiny forest is where all the action is!
Sep 29th 2019 at 4:33:33 PM

[up][up]True. I meant artist in the sense of anyone or anything that creates art, regardless of the reason. Yeah, people should not have loyalty to companies. Loyalty to creators I can understand more, but even then, you might end up liking some of their stuff and hating some of their stuff.

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BonsaiForest This tiny forest is where all the action is! from The woods
This tiny forest is where all the action is!
Sep 29th 2019 at 6:27:21 PM

Wow, that was quite the vote spread. I think if the movie used its premise better, it would be a much better story. But it was entertaining just the same, and fun to see Logan Paul act serious, somehow.

Meanwhile, Amy suggested this as a possible movie for us to check out:

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MysticEclectic Always Thinking...maybe. from Tijuana...maybe? Relationship Status: In season
Always Thinking...maybe.
Sep 29th 2019 at 9:31:07 PM

([up]x7) I just watched NC's The Wall review all the way through. I'll admit, it looks like it took a lot of work to get all the effects and crap running well. For no-budget webseries fare, that's blockbuster material. However, it's the acting that makes it vapid. There's no relation to the human condition at all with Doug and co., and I think that's a failing of modern comedy, especially in how web-filmmakers exaggerate and go off the wall with points that aren't well elaborated.

I think even The Wall album itself is flawed: the first disc is beautiful, the second just caves into Roger Waters's neo-nazi mumbo-jumbo fantasies. The film suffers from that personal dark tinge. This isn't the worst thing I've seen, even from Doug, but it makes me feel that Channel Awesome has talented people who aren't refining that talent to where they can be taken seriously. A misfire, but I've seen enough ego-driven webseries abortions to know that there was some love put into this.

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Sep 30th 2019 at 9:41:46 AM

I think that's a failing of modern comedy, especially in how web-filmmakers exaggerate and go off the wall with points that aren't well elaborated.

[up]This. About the first time I really began to get fed up with Doug Walker's movie "criticism" was in an old review of Battlefield Earth. Horrendously awful movie, no doubt, but right about when Doug got to a particular part in the movie where it's explained that the alien homeworld has a radioactive atmosphere, and the humans can destroy the entire planet if they can cause an explosion, Doug goes on this very repetitive, high-pitched rant about how hard he finds it to believe that there never once was a single explosion on this alien planet in its entire history. Meanwhile, I'm watching him wailing and screaming, and I'm wondering to myself... Is this guy still dumb enough to think that RADIATION can EXPLODE???

[up][up]You know, I wouldn't mind running a dance movie here (Breakin' and Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo are both coven staples), but last night's movie and this trailer really don't leave me feeling very impressed about YouTube Red's product budgeting or output.

Anyway, tonight's movie is a repeat just for the sake of its legendary, memetic ending: Richard Harrison in Blood Debts:

Edited by SeanMurrayI on Sep 30th 2019 at 5:55:26 AM

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YamiVizziniX Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
Sep 30th 2019 at 10:00:50 AM

I still think we should track down Dancin'- It's On! at some point.

@NC: Or the Eight Crazy Nights review, where after looking up that Adam Sandler voiced the old guy, he went on and on sarcastically praising the performance.

Edited by YamiVizziniX on Sep 30th 2019 at 1:01:19 PM

Palpatine: Long have I waited... now I Jedibaited
Sep 30th 2019 at 4:31:53 PM

Alright, hop on in now for more of Nathan Barley.

Then, at the top of the coming hour, we revisit to Richard Harrison in Blood Debts.

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MysticEclectic Always Thinking...maybe. from Tijuana...maybe? Relationship Status: In season
Always Thinking...maybe.
Sep 30th 2019 at 11:34:15 PM

Seen on Facebook: a guy (don’t know him) from my neighborhood takes some selfies while sampling corn muffins from the grocery store around the corner. The poor man is rail-thin with a face like Steve from ‘’Blue’s Clues’’ and a big, shaven head. Some random a-hole puts a gif in the comments of the Pale Man approaching Bill Pullman at the party. I couldn’t help but have a “going to hell” laugh.

Edited by MysticEclectic on Sep 30th 2019 at 2:35:18 PM

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Oct 1st 2019 at 9:20:18 AM

So tonight we got some crazy, fun, post-Star Wars B-movie space adventure in the form of Galaxina.

More crazy, but a helluva lot less fun, is the backstory of this movie's "breakout star," Playboy Playmate Dorothy Stratten. Her husband, Paul Snider, who is described as being a "Svengali-like" figure, was apparently a real irritant on the set of this movie and grew increasingly frustrated by what he saw as a "more than friendly relationship" between his wife and the movie's director, Peter Bogdanovich. Naturally, that put a strain on the marriage, and they separated shortly thereafter, but then roughly two months after the release of this movie, Snider convinced Stratten to come by the apartment they used to share, where he tied her up, sexually assaulted her, and murdered her with a shotgun before turning the weapon on himself. Dorothy Stratten was only 20-years-old. Fucking hell.

Edited by SeanMurrayI on Oct 1st 2019 at 12:22:12 PM

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MysticEclectic Always Thinking...maybe. from Tijuana...maybe? Relationship Status: In season
Always Thinking...maybe.
Oct 1st 2019 at 9:35:43 AM

[up] It's a very sad story with Stratten. I honestly wish her career didn't involve such a lowbrow sci-fi sex comedy as Galaxina. At first, I was surprised that Peter Bogdanovich, who gave us such classics as The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon, and Mask (1985), directed this tripe. He actually filmed They All Laughed with Stratten that came out the year after. Galaxina was directed by William Sachs, who gave us the MST3K punchline The Incredible Melting Man.

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Oct 1st 2019 at 4:29:25 PM

Alright, we're starting off with videos from cRiT1KaL, Jerma revisiting Kenshi, and Everything Is Terrible uncovers Jesus' strangest parable (as mimed by a third-rate Godspell acting troupe). That last one must be seen to be believed.

Then, at the top of the coming hour, we see how Galaxina holds up against our most favorite sci-fi fare.

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ASusNunCompany Lord of the Cheese Whiz from A ditch near the Strip, Las Vegas, NV Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Lord of the Cheese Whiz
Oct 1st 2019 at 5:06:14 PM

Damn. John and I had homework. I'd have liked to have rewatched and reriffed it. But oh well, that's life for ya.

Edited by ASusNunCompany on Oct 1st 2019 at 5:06:26 AM

Everybody knows Heaven is a place on Earth, but so is Hell! It's true, look it up.
Oct 2nd 2019 at 9:08:37 AM

Another little horror tease tonight before we kick off our Halloween season in another week-and-a-half: Scream Blacula Scream.

Our favorite African prince-turned-vampire returns with a little help from "African voodoo" and will kill again. Just like the last time around, the LAPD don't stand a chance.

With William Marshall and Pam Grier.

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iflewaway someone from somewhere
someone
Oct 2nd 2019 at 4:30:31 PM

[up]Holy shit, I'm gonna run this after the movie, for sure! Unfortunately, The Day Shall Come is playing nowhere near me, and I don't have the time to head to Manhattan to catch a screening, but we'll need to check that one out some day.

Anyway, speaking of Chris Morris, we're starting off with another episode of Nathan Barley.

Then, at the top of the coming hour, we finally check out Scream Blacula Scream.

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Oct 3rd 2019 at 6:21:17 AM

The day has come. Tonight we dare to run a Slender Man movie...

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BonsaiForest This tiny forest is where all the action is! from The woods
This tiny forest is where all the action is!
Oct 3rd 2019 at 4:29:13 PM

It was only a matter of time.

Tonight is supernatural. That is, the episode of Supernatural where they get sucked into Scooby Doo is our pre-show (well, the first half of that episode at least). Then, our movie for tonight is Slender Man.

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BonsaiForest This tiny forest is where all the action is! from The woods
This tiny forest is where all the action is!
Oct 3rd 2019 at 5:37:01 PM

Holy shit. 36 minutes in, and literally nobody showed up. Was this a bad choice? Wait, dumb question.

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BonsaiForest This tiny forest is where all the action is! from The woods
This tiny forest is where all the action is!
Oct 3rd 2019 at 6:29:30 PM

Wow. They do a Google search for "slender man," and the page from the Villains Wiki shows up as a search result. How often do genuine Google search results actually show up in movies anyway? :P

And at one point a woman loses her face, as if turning into a Slender Woman.

lol at that scene where one character instant messages another only for that person's account to suddenly get terminated on the spot before she can get any useful advice. Holy crap, Slender Man is cancelling people's accounts to silence them! That's a new form (and motivation) of censorship!

That said, with only Lew there, joining over 1/3 of the way through, I don't know that we have enough to rate this movie.

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