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

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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: 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

 

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)

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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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**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)

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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

**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)

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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

 

**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: 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?

**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

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

The Rufus Project Joins The VR Revolution… kinda

Check this out, The Rufus Project is now the proud owner of the most low tech VR device on the market!

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Google Cardboard VR Headset

Yep, this little beauty is a Google Cardboard VR headset, probably the cheapest option available on the burgeoning virtual reality market.

Coming in a flat pack it is easy to assemble and can fit a wide range of phones which act as the screen.  The compatible apps use a straightforward Side By Side (SBS) screen.

The 3D effect is immersive and surprisingly effective since all I splurged was a measly AUD$8.

I can’t say it’s all smooth sailing as the view in some of the apps I’ve tried tends to drift or, in the more graphically intense games, jump to a different view point altogether!

That second issue may be due to not having a beefy enough phone (currently using an Xperia Z2) so I may have to narrow my selection to what my phone can handle.

A fun use is to install a SBS video app meaning any movies you view can be converted for use with the headset.  I tested this with an episode of The Flash and the faux 3D effect worked quite well. However, having a strip of cardboard pressed into my nose for that length of time got a bit uncomfortable.

So if you want to dabble in virtual reality, without forking out some of the big dollars being asked out for the more advanced options, Google Cardboard offers a cheap and effective entry point.  Just don’t expect a seamless experience.

Trevor.

The Dishonorable Episode

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Join your guides of geek as Trevor checks out Dishonored Definitive Edition and Kristian tells us all about the Beatles classic film, A Hard Days Night!  We also have the news headlines, upcoming events and more about 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.

Want more? 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!

News Items

No Dallas Buyers Club Piracy Appeal in Oz – TorrentFreak

Australian anti-piracy notice scheme delayed – SMH

Holy Crap, Monkey Island Is 25 Years Old – Kotaku Australia

Important places to visit

All The Important Links:

Dishonored Definitive Edition PS4 Play Through (Part 1)

Dishonored Definitive Edition PS4 Playthrough – Part 2

Hard Day’s Night Trailer

Hard Day’s Night Screening

Princess Bride Screening

Reservoir Dogs Screening

Roaring 20s Cinema

Trax 80s Party

Cards 4 Sorrow Rocky Horror Screening

Wild Wild West Trailer

The rest of the stuff

The Rufus Project Shirt Store

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Do you have a product or service you think may be of interest to The Rufus Project listeners?  Please contact us at therufusproject@gmail.com


*** 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 Lengthily Challenged Episode

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Join your guides of geek as Trevor reviews N++, Kristian talks Ramones and you get your geek news and upcoming events delivered straight to your ears.

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? 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!

News Items

War Of The Malcolms: New ISP Entering Australia Starts War Of Words With Turnbull Over ‘Shit’ NBN – Gizmodo Australia

David Byrne Implores Record Labels To Stop Being Shitty About Streaming – Gizmodo Australia

Ghostbusters Joins Lego Dimensions Alongside LOTR, Simpsons Open Worlds

Deadpool Trailer

Alphabet Announcement (hidden link after “our drone delivery effort”)

Important places to visit

All The Important Links:

N++ PS4 Gameplay

The Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop

End of the Century trailer

The Ramones Video Night

Teal Soldiers Cinema Shorts

The Princess Bride screening

Reservoir Dogs screening

The Wiz trailer

The rest of the stuff

The Rufus Project Shirt Store

kristianfletcher.com

Do you have a product or service you think may be of interest to The Rufus Project listeners?  Please contact us at therufusproject@gmail.com


*** 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