The 2016 Irredeemable Christmas Special is Almost Here

Ho ho ho and all that stuff to all our merry listeners!  I know we left you with a bit of a tease about this years “Irredeemable Christmas Special” and I am here to rectify that for you right now.

Within the next seven days we will be giving ourselves an early present by working out the least and most redeemable movies we watched this year, before letting go and not even trying to redeem “He-Man and She-Ra – A Christmas Special”.  Want to check it out in advance?  Well it’s available to watch for free on YouTube!

If you want a taste of what you are in for, check out our previous specials on “The Star Wars Holiday Special” and “Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever”.  Don’t forget to also have a look at our list of redeeming features movies we have checked out.

To be ready for this years special event bookmark our homepage, follow us on Twitter or Facebook, or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or via our RSS feed.

More technical issue fun and games

Hi all.

Unbelievably we have again had a major hiccup with the latest podcast and we need to re-record it.  As such it won’t be a typical Redeeming Features cast for Hair from 1979 but I am thinking about taking a different approach since obviously Kristian and I already know each others opinions.

So the next podcast will not be up on Friday, and I am wondering whether to have another break, or go with two in one week.

What would you guys prefer?

We Need Your Redeeming Features!

It’s less than a week until our next Redeeming Features cast and we are looking for your comments, thoughts, redeeming and irredeemable features for the 1989 movie, She Devil, starring Meryl Streep and Roseanne Barr.

Comment below, head to Twitter or Facebook or email us at therufusproject@gmail.com to share your thoughts.

Remember we also welcome any suggestions for future Redeeming Features movies.

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The Rufus Project Redeeming Features Cast: Mary Reilly (1996)

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mary_reilly_ver1Kristian and Trevor take on the challenge of redeeming Mary Reilly from 1996 as challenged by Leo from our Facebook page!

Did anyone talk to Julia Roberts about her accent?  Is John Malkovic worried about his make up?  Does this movie have less plot than it’s sub plots?  Can no one really tell that Jeckyl and Hyde are played by the same person?  Is this move redeemable?

Listen on and find out!

Did we miss any redeeming features?  Do you think we were too generous or unfair?  Do you have a suggestion, or a challenge, for us to take on in the future?  Then get in touch with us by either leaving a comment on our homepageFacebook or Twitter, or email us at therufusproject@gmail.com

Want to know more about Mary Reilly?

 

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Opening theme sampled from The Jumpin’ Jive – Van Alexander Orchestra (1939), available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Original lyrics and questionable singing by Trevor Holland

The Podcast Is Returning!

Hi all!

Yep, Kristian and I are back with a fresh podcast incoming.  In fact it will be live in just a couple of days.

If you remember from last time, we are coming back with a challenge from a listener (thanks Leo) who said he would like to see us “try to redeem” Mary Reilly, starring Julia Roberts and John Malkovich, from 1996.

Want to know how we went?  Then subscribe to The Rufus Project via your favourite podcast app, head to our homepage at www.rufusproject.com or follow The Rufus Project on Twitter or Facebook.

We look forward to catching up with all of you this Friday!

Trevor

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The Rufus Project Redeeming Features Cast: Resident Evil (2002)

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resident-evilKristian and Trevor take on the challenge of redeeming Resident Evil from 2002.  Do we finally have a good movie based on a video game, or is it just plain evil?

Does anyone actually say Mila Jovovic’s character’s name at any point? Did anyone think the CGI effects were good?  Is any character memorable?  Did Michelle Rodriguez actually want all the stuff to happen to her character?  Is this move redeemable?}

Listen on and find out!

Did we miss any redeeming features?  Do you think we were too generous or unfair?  Do you have a suggestion, or a challenge, for us to take on in the future?  Then get in touch with us by either leaving a comment on our homepageFacebook or Twitter, or email us at therufusproject@gmail.com

Want to know more about Resident Evil?

Resident Evil trailer

 

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Opening theme sampled from The Jumpin’ Jive – Van Alexander Orchestra (1939), available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Original lyrics and questionable singing by Trevor Holland

The Rufus Project Redeeming Features Cast: Toys (1992)

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large_xwq8oncksdgy0oxjydq5hvhuxgpKristian and Trevor take on the challenge of redeeming Toys from 1992.  Is it a work of art, or a descent into madness?

Can an entire world be built from rolling green hills and a few industrial locations?  Do they expect Robin Williams to carry this movie?  What exactly is Michael Gambon trying to do?  Is there any point to Robin Wright even being in this movie? Is this movie redeemable?

Listen on and find out!

Did we miss any redeeming features?  Do you think we were too generous or unfair?  Do you have a suggestion, or a challenge, for us to take on in the future?  Then get in touch with us by either leaving a comment on our homepageFacebook or Twitter, or email us at therufusproject@gmail.com

Want to know more about Toys?

Toys trailer

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Opening theme sampled from The Jumpin’ Jive – Van Alexander Orchestra (1939), available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Original lyrics and questionable singing by Trevor Holland

The Mirror Song – Thomas Dalby (with cast of Toys) – copyright 1992 – used under fair use

The Rufus Project Redeeming Features Cast: Jem and the Holograms (2015)

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mv5bmjixmdi1mti2m15bml5banbnxkftztgwodyzodc2nte-_v1_sx640_sy720_Kristian and Trevor take on the challenge of redeeming Jem and the Holograms from 2015.  Is it truly outrageous, or just an outrage?

Can Google Earth be used for transitions? Can they get away with making a male cartoon character into a female movie character?  IS THAT JULIETTE LEWIS?!?!  Is Jem truly outrageous? Is this movie redeemable?

Listen on and find out!

Did we miss any redeeming features?  Do you think we were too generous or unfair?  Do you have a suggestion, or a challenge, for us to take on in the future?  Then get in touch with us by either leaving a comment on our homepageFacebook or Twitter, or email us at therufusproject@gmail.com

Want to know more about Jem and the Holograms?

Jem and the Holograms trailer

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Opening theme sampled from The Jumpin’ Jive – Van Alexander Orchestra (1939), available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Original lyrics and questionable singing by Trevor Holland

The Rufus Project Redeeming Features Cast: Mommie Dearest (1981)

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mv5bmtczmdi5ndewnl5bml5banbnxkftztcwntc4nzizmq-_v1_uy1200_cr11006301200_al_Kristian and Trevor take on the challenge of redeeming Mommie Dearest from 1981.  Is it a camp classic or a terror filled descent into madness?

Is it a movie about Joan Crawford? Is it a movie about Cindy Crawford?  Can anyone match Faye Dunaway’s performance?  Can Faye Dunaway keep that performance level for the entire movie?  Is this movie redeemable?

Listen on and find out!

WARNING!  This podcast contains descriptions and discussion of child abuse scenes from this movie.  If you are distressed by discussions of child abuse then please check out another of our fine Redeeming Features casts.

Did we miss any redeeming features?  Do you think we were too generous or unfair?  Do you have a suggestion, or a challenge, for us to take on in the future?  Then get in touch with us by either leaving a comment on our homepageFacebook or Twitter, or email us at therufusproject@gmail.com

Want to know more about Mommie Dearest?

Mommie Dearest on IMDB

Mommie Dearest Trailer

 

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Opening theme sampled from The Jumpin’ Jive – Van Alexander Orchestra (1939), available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Original lyrics and questionable singing by Trevor Holland

The Rufus Project Redeeming Features Cast: Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

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Kristian and Trevor take on the challenge of redeeming Speed 2: Cruise Control from 1997.  Surely it has to be an improvement from Dracula 3000, right?  Right!?

Can one character from the original carry the sequel?  Can they get away with using the same joke at the start and end of the movie?  Can a cruise liner be considered a speedy vehicle?  Why is an entire town apparently built over the water?  Is this movie redeemable?

Listen on and find out!

Did we miss any redeeming features?  Do you think we were too generous or unfair?  Do you have a suggestion, or a challenge, for us to take on in the future?  Then get in touch with us by either leaving a comment on our homepageFacebook or Twitter, or email us at therufusproject@gmail.com

Want to know more about Speed 2: Cruise Control?

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Opening theme sampled from The Jumpin’ Jive – Van Alexander Orchestra (1939), available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Original lyrics and questionable singing by Trevor Holland

“Tell Me is it True” by UB40 (1997) – copyrighted work used under fair use