The Rufus Project Redeeming Features Cast: Mac and Me (1988)

Kristian and Trevor take on the challenge of redeeming Mac and Me from 1988.  Is it a freshly grilled take on the cute alien genre, or is it a mass produced MacMovie?

How does Ronald McDonald fare in his movie debut?  Can you replace a bicycle with a wheelchair?  Was that dance number necessary?  Did Steven Spielberg send lawyers?  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

To get your regular Redeeming Features fix please find “The Rufus Project Podcast” on your favourite podcast app, or click here for direct access to the podcast feed.

Also check out the other stuff we mentioned

10 Alternate Interpretations of Mac And Me – Den of Geek

kristianfletcher.com

Kristian Fletcher Events – Facebook

What The History Podcast

Want to know more about Mac and Me?

Mac and Me trailer

**Fine print**

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

Take Me and I’ll Follow You – Bobby Caldwell – Mac and Me soundtrack (used under fair use)

The Rufus Project Redeeming Features Cast: Vampire’s Kiss (1988)

Kristian and Trevor take on the challenge of redeeming Vampire’s Kiss from 1988.  Is it an example of a method actor perfecting his art, or is Nicolas Cage straight out crazy?

Did Nicolas Cage choose that accent?  Does Jennifer Beals even exist?  Does the psychiatrist perform any useful service in the movie?  Why did Alva not lodge a formal complaint to HR?  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

To get your regular Redeeming Features fix please find “The Rufus Project Podcast” on your favourite podcast app, or click here for direct access to the podcast feed.

Also check out the other stuff we mentioned

kristianfletcher.com

Kristian Fletcher Events – Facebook

What The History Podcast

Want to know more about Vampire’s Kiss?

Vampire’s Kiss trailer

**Fine print**

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: Harum Scarum (1965)

Kristian and Trevor take on the challenge of redeeming Harum Scarum from 1965.  Is Elvis still the King, or has his crown been “shiek”en down? (Yes, I wish I had used that in the actual podcast!!)

Did Elvis want to be in this movie?  Is the “best” actor the one who is the most over the top?  Why does every woman in this movie want Elvis to buy her?  Just how creepy is the song and dance number with the little girl?  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

To get your regular Redeeming Features fix please find “The Rufus Project Podcast” on your favourite podcast app, or click here for direct access to the podcast feed.

Also check out the other stuff we mentioned

kristianfletcher.com

Kristian Fletcher Events – Facebook

What The History Podcast

 

Want to know more about Harum Scarum?

 

Harum Scarum trailer

 

**Fine print**

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: Fantastic Four (2015)

Kristian and Trevor take on the challenge of redeeming Fantastic Four from 2015.  Is it an fresh attempt to bring a classic comic to the big screen or is it just comical?

Did Josh Trank even make this movie?  When does this movie actually start?  How long can the main bad guy can be left out of a 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

To get your regular Redeeming Features fix please find “The Rufus Project Podcast” on your favourite podcast app, or click here for direct access to the podcast feed.

Also check out the other stuff we mentioned

kristianfletcher.com

Kristian Fletcher Events – Facebook

What The History Podcast

Brisbane Arts Theatre

Act/React, Pop culture performances – Speed: The Movie, The Play

Smart Enough to Know Better

Want to know more about Fantastic Four?

Fantastic Four trailer

**Fine print**

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

Our Return is Coming, Who Can Be Redeemed!

The Rufus Project Podcast will be back this week with out first Redeeming Features cast of 2017!

We will attempt to redeem the razzie sweeping, box office bomb, Fantastic Four from 2015 (or Fant-Four-Stic according to the poster).  We also will let you know about some changes to the podcast for season 4!

Be ready by subscribing to “The Rufus Project Podcast” via your favourite podcast app.

See you real soon!

The Rufus Project Irredeemable Christmas Special – 2016 edition

Wow, another year, another holiday period and another infamous Christmas special for your guides of geek to watch.

After heading to a galaxy far, far away for The Star Wars Holiday Special, and the mall for Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever we decided to try our luck by visiting Eternia for He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special for this years Irredeemable Christmas Special.  If you feel game you can watch the entire special on YouTube right here…

But first up we stare back in horror at the movies we have attempted to redeem in 2016 to find the most, and least, redeemable movies.

So sit back with your festive drink of choice and join us in the 2016 Rufus Project Irredeemable Christmas Special.

** The Fine Print

Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer – Reel Big Fish

Hair – Hair Movie Soundtrack

Christmas Song – He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special

All music used under fair use

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.

The Rufus Project Redeeming Features Cast: Dr Strange (1978)

Kristian, Trevor and our very special guest Chris Richards* take on the challenge of redeeming Dr Strange from 1978 for the season finale of The Rufus Project.  Was it a good take on the character from almost 40 years ago, or is it just a bit, well, strange?

*If you were lucky enough to catch B Movies Live, Chris provided the awesomely retro original music and was also the narrrator for the show.  He is an actor, DJ, musician, writer and all round great guy!  Check out his triphop podcast Moonkissed.

Is Jessica Walter’s cleavage that prominent?  Is Peter Hooten’s moustache that prominent?  Is the music really that porny Trevor, seriously?  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

Also keep an eye on Kristian’s events over the break by checking out kristianfletcher.com or Kristian Fletcher Events on Facebook.

To get your regular Redeeming Features fix please find “The Rufus Project Podcast” on your favourite podcast app, or click here for direct access to the podcast feed.

Want to know more about Dr Strange?

Dr Strange trailer

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**Fine print**

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

Excerpt from Dr Strange Soundtrack by Paul Chihara – used under fair use provisions

The Sad Happy Episode

Join your guides of geek as Trevor tries to stay upbeat while talking about some of the big news from 2016 and Kristian covers your seasonal movie viewing!  We also have a big list of upcoming events and all the details of our next Redeeming Features cast.

Don’t forget to visit our YouTube channel for special features and gameplay videos and don’t forget our uStream channel for live events!  Make sure you follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get regular news, podcast updates and to give us your feedback and suggestions.

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Enjoy!

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The What The History Podcast

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*** The fine print ***

Theme song:

Ain’t We Got Fun by Benson Orchestra of Chicago (1921) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Stoned Moneys by Malter available under Creative Commons at Flashkit.com

News Theme:

Opening Theme Song by Fletcher Henderson (1945) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Geek Feature Theme:

Press Start by Tuberz McGee from Temporal Duality: A Sonic CD Remix Album available under Creative Commons

Pop Culture Theme:

Red Hot Henry Brown by Georgia Melodians (1925) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Local Wildlife Theme:

Dino Stomp by Richard E Moore available under creative commons at freesound.org

Small Dog Bark sampled from the cute and fluffy Lucy by Trevor Holland (also available under creative commons for general use… please attribute me if you use it!)

Wrap Up Theme:

Forbes Farewell by US Marine Fife and Drum Corps (1902) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Closing theme:

Ain’t We Got Fun by Benson Orchestra of Chicago (1921) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Not Gonna Cry – Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – used under fair use

The Rufus Project Redeeming Features Cast: Planet of the Apes (2001)

Kristian and Trevor take on the challenge of redeeming Planet of the Apes from 2001.  Is it an ambitious remake by an unconventional director, or is it just monkeying around?

Was Tim Burton aiming for human like apes?  Was he after ape like humans?  Can we get through a movie with Mark Walhberg without making a Marky Mark joke?  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

To get your regular Redeeming Features fix please find “The Rufus Project Podcast” on your favourite podcast app, or click here for direct access to the podcast feed.

Want to know more about Planet of the Apes?

Planet of the Apes trailer

planet-of-the-apes-scene

**Fine print**

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