‘RiffTrax Live 2015’ Series to Bring Big Laughs to Big Screens Throughout the Year
Fathom Events, RiffTrax and IGN Present All-New Hilarious Commentary on Four Movies Beginning May 6
DENVER – March 9, 2015 – The fans have spoken and RiffTrax.com has listened. Based on overwhelming fan demand, Fathom Events, RiffTrax and IGN are thrilled to announce multiple RiffTrax events –all at once– to keep fans laughing throughout the year. “RiffTrax LIVE 2015,” will consist of a series of four “classics” to be lambasted by the men of RiffTrax — Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (best known for the groundbreaking “Mystery Science Theater 3000”). Kicking off the series will be RiffTrax Live: The Room on May 6 and May 12; followed by RiffTrax Live: Sharknado 2: The Second One on July 9 and July 16; RiffTrax Live: Miami Connection comes to cinemas on October 1 and October 6; and the series concludes with a holiday favorite, RiffTrax Live: Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny on December 3 and December 15.
Fans recently contributed through a Kickstarter campaign to help RiffTrax reach their base goal of $75,000 in just 8 hours in order to riff four great films live in 2015. Many great rewards are still up for grabs until March 21.
Tickets for “RiffTrax LIVE 2015”are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“Much like the ’27 Yankees — or perhaps more like ‘The Three Stooges’ in their latter days, with Curly Joe Derita, we feel like we have the perfect line-up in place for 2015,” Michael J. Nelson of RiffTrax said
If there were ever a movie tailor-made for the RiffTrax guys, “The Room” is it! Perhaps the most baffling and hilarious independent film ever produced, “The Room” has won legions of fans around the world and become a favorite at festivals and midnight screenings! It, kind of, tells the story of a San Francisco bank employee (played by writer/director/auteur Tommy Wiseau) whose fiancée seduces Tommy’s best friend. This tears him apart, causing him to: put on a tuxedo, toss a football with his weird neighbor, have long puzzling rooftop discussions, and eventually, throw a very light TV out his own window.
The first RiffTrax “Sharknado: Live” event was a smash-success garnering rave reviews. Don’t miss your chance to see Mike, Kevin and Bill in theaters nationwide as they button up their raincoats and go headlong into “Sharknado 2: The Second One.” This time the titular weather event hits the city of New York, right as all the gruff and busy inhabitants are trying to walk, over here! Internal shark chain-sawer Ian Ziering is back, along with Tara Reid as his ex-wife who kind of likes him now, ever since her douche-y boyfriend got eaten by a shark in their living room. And no famous landmark is safe from the shark’s wrath, including perennially grumpy New Yorker Judd Hirsch.
If you put everything about the 80s in a blender and then ran the results through a translator that only speaks languages from another dimension, what you’d wind up with still wouldn’t be half as hilarious, weird and oddly charming as “Miami Connection.” Plot-wise, this one takes place in 1987 as cocaine- trafficking motorcycle ninjas are making life difficult in Florida. A rock band called Dragon Sound, who all know martial arts, step in to save the day. Led by a 9th degree Taekwondo black belt (played by actual black belt Y.K. Kim, who also co-wrote and co-directed the movie), Dragon Sound all live together in a big house and perform songs with intimidating titles like “Friends” (seriously, the scene where they perform “Friends” is not to be missed).
RiffTrax Live: Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny — Thursday, December 3 at 8pm ET/ 7pm CT and tape-delayed to 7pm MT/ 8pm PT/HI/AK and an encore presentation on Tuesday, December 15 at 7:30pm (local time):
One of the strangest Christmas movies ever made, “Santa and The Ice Cream Bunny” defies logic, reason and several laws of physics. In a warped nutshell: Santa’s sleigh is stuck on the beach, and only one creature can help him: The Ice Cream Bunny! Co-starring a pig, a sweltering man in a gorilla suit, magic beans and soiled Santa costumes, “Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny” is one of the most popular RiffTrax titles of all time and a bona fide holiday classic.
Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said, “The RiffTrax crew has consistently created some of our most beloved events. Thanks to their comedic genius, comedy fans nationwide have an awesome second half of 2015 ahead of them.”
***Editor Note: Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and/or Bill Corbett will be available for select telephone, radio and television press interviews, as well as Tommy Wiseau of “The Room.”
Artwork, photos and other promotional materials can be found at www.rifftrax.com/epk.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is owned by a newly formed entity called AC JV, LLC. Fathom is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Additionally, Fathom events take audiences behind-the-scenes and offer unique extras – creating the ultimate entertainment experience for fans of all ages. Co-owned by the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States, AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom’s live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to more than 750 locations in 171 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
RiffTrax is an entertainment company featuring the stars of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning show “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” Comedians Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo) and Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot), bring their funny running MST3K-type commentary to movies of all kind. From riffs on the biggest Hollywood blockbusters to the worst B-movies, RiffTrax has a library of over 500 titles available at RiffTrax.com and on digital platforms everywhere. RiffTrax has also produced five prime time television specials for the National Geographic Channel. RiffTrax releases a newly riffed movie, short film or TV program each week, and performs the RiffTrax Live comedy series four times a year where a movie is riffed live and simulcast into over 700 theaters across North America. RiffTrax was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA. To find out more about RiffTrax, visit www.rifftrax.com/aboutus
About IGN Entertainment
IGN Entertainment is the leading Internet media and services provider focused on the video game and entertainment enthusiast markets. Collectively, IGN’s properties reach more than 57 million unique users worldwide, according to Internet audience measurement firm comScore. IGN is the Web’s #1 video game information destination and also owns the world’s largest men’s lifestyle website, AskMen.com. IGN is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices across North America, Europe and Australia.