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 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.

And We Are Back!

Hello world!

After much poking, prodding, panicking, pouting and perspiring our main site is back online.

Welcome to the much improved rufusproject.com which will give us greater freedom and more control over what we can give you.

It will still take a while to get all the back episodes live on the site, but new episodes should be super reliable.

Speaking of which…  our delayed Redeeming Features Cast on She-Devil will be going out this Friday for your listening pleasure.

Thank you again for your patience, and expect to see many more improvements in the coming months.

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 Seeing Red Episode

Download The Seeing Red Episode (right click and hit save as)

youtube-red-logoJoin your guides of geek as Trevor checks out YouTube’s subscription model (now that it is available in Australia).  We also have all the upcoming events and details of our next Redeeming Features cast which will happen after a break in your regular podcast schedule.

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.

Want more? Check out our home page at rufusproject.com, then subscribe to The Rufus Project via your favourite Podcast app or over at Podomatic, and while there feel free to throw a few dollars our way via the donate button to help us cover hosting costs!  You can also wear our exclusive designs by heading to our shirt store store, or check out stuff we like over at Bandcamp.

Enjoy!

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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

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

Download The Rufus Project Redeeming Features Cast: Mary Reilly (1996) (right click & save as)

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?

 

maxresdefault**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: Resident Evil (2002)

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

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

 

resident-evil-doberman-zombie-dog-kick-milla-jovovitch**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: Toys (1992)

Download The Rufus Project Redeeming Features Cast: Toys (1992)

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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**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 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)

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

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

**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: Mommie Dearest (1981)

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

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

 

**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