This Is Not the End

Looks like Sauron ought to be banging coconuts together for Aragorn.Welcome, won't you?

In a display of awesome and terrible synergy, Rifftrax and Rifftrax Presents both give us huge, lengthy films that end six to twelve times beyond their natural conclusions. Each. Let's break it down:

1) Here's my review of the Matthew Elliott Rifftrax Presents commentary for Armageddon, a nine-hour machismo fest cut like a movie trailer. Mr. Elliott fills the brief silences between explosions rather neatly.

2) Coming next Tuesday (June 22, 2010) the main Rifftrax crew undertakes the final entry in Peter Jackson's magnum opus with a riff for The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. I'm trying to think of something snarky to say, but I'm just too excited to manage it.


3) The prematurely leaked word is that the next Rifftrax Live broadcast will be August 19, 2010, featuring yet another version of the Reefer Madness riff.

4) The Rifftrax Powers That Be have promised an official guide to episode numbering, one that apparently only almost matches the one I've been using thus far. The Rifftrax Table of Contents was getting unwieldy anyway. If they actually release such a list, you can expect a brief transitional period while I adjust the guide accordingly.