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Half in the Bag: Cocaine Bear, Knock at the Cabin, and The Whale

  • Опубліковано 19 бер 2023
  • Cocaine Bear! It's that movie that everyone was joking about for about a week and then completely forgot. Jay and Mike talk about it. They also talk about Knock at the Cabin, the latest film from N. Night Shyamalan. It's about a cabin that has a knock at the cabin. They also talk about The Whale, starring Cocaine Bear!
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  • Shantheman99
    Shantheman99 2 місяці тому +4414

    In regards to the shitty lighting, I love the quote from Sean Astin in the LOTR, he asked another guy on set "where're these lights supposed to be coming from if it's night?" And the guy responded "The same place as the music"

    • Dominus Hydra
      Dominus Hydra 2 місяці тому +264

      Lol.. perfect

    • cal derra
      cal derra 2 місяці тому +535

      It's worth trying to use the light in the scene when you can. But Tarantino famously lights his films like a stage play. Spotlights out of nowhere. Because it's more important for a shot to look right for the tone of the scene, than for it to be "realistic". At least in fiction.

    • John Highway
      John Highway 2 місяці тому +21

      @cal derra
      Which is a braindead take because movies should be immersive

    • Cee Kay
      Cee Kay 2 місяці тому +143

      Elijah Wood said that, not Sean Austin.

  • Jason Murillo
    Jason Murillo 2 місяці тому +345

    The fact that even a movie called Cocaine Bear wound up being “about family” just goes to show how little creativity there is in Hollywood these days.

    • Kapn Kerf
      Kapn Kerf 2 місяці тому +36

      Slightly disappointed we didn't see the Carrie Fisher clip from the Star Wars outtakes.

    • Daniel
      Daniel Місяць тому +8

      And it's about dangerous carnivorous animal acting dangerous and eating flesh (but on cocaine because le funny).

    • Jürgen Schneider Tascenion
      Jürgen Schneider Tascenion 26 днів тому

      ​@Kapn Kerf +1

    • Chill Hour
      Chill Hour 21 день тому +1

      Well at least they got the lighting right

  • Grant Wallace
    Grant Wallace 2 місяці тому +647

    As a movie theater employee, you can tell that some of the 50 year old and up customers really got a kick out of asking “two tickets for Cocaine Bear”

    • Nikky Boy
      Nikky Boy 2 місяці тому +17

      Dude I would of as a 27 year old if my other friend didn't go and buy the tickets online. Freaking modern trends taking the fun out of everything.

    • Dylan MacDonald
      Dylan MacDonald 2 місяці тому +42

      @Nikky Boy I love having the physical ticket I usually hold onto them and if I buy the movie on dvd or blue ray I put the ticket stub in the case so anytime I go to watch a movie I can say oh I seen that movie in theatres. Plus it’s a nice keepsake to remember when you went and what movies you’ve seen. Same with concert tickets, I prefer the hard tickets to hold onto a keep as a keepsake

    • Captin Undies
      Captin Undies 2 місяці тому +17

      @Dylan MacDonald I use to hang on to them but never thought of putting them in the DVD case

    • Anton Poling
      Anton Poling 2 місяці тому +6

      Rebels lol

    • Shane
      Shane 2 місяці тому +15

      That's because they remember the 1980's.

  • Gibby from iCarly best show
    Gibby from iCarly best show 2 місяці тому +550

    I love how Mike tried to end the show early like four times before giving in to discussing cocaine bear

  • SsnakeBite
    SsnakeBite 2 місяці тому +73

    The most annoying thing about stuff like *_Cocaine Bear_* is that every time one of those things come out, you get hundreds of thousands of people who have never seen a so-bad-it's-good movie who come out and explain to you that you don't get it, it's hilarious because it's "accidentally" funny and you haven't seen anything like it before (anyway, remember *_Sharknado_* ?), even though it's the most blatantly artificial, by-the-number, focus-group manufactured garbage ever.

    • Chronic Fatigue Superhero
      Chronic Fatigue Superhero 20 днів тому +2

      Absolutely. The Room is so bloody perfect because it was SUPPOSED to be good and it was awful. Stuff like Cocaine Bear was deliberately trying and that just isn't funny.

    • Tsrif Tsal
      Tsrif Tsal 5 днів тому

      @Chronic Fatigue Superhero Toxic Avenger or Bad Taste it is not

  • Chris22
    Chris22 2 місяці тому +231

    Brendan Fraser got a standing ovation from the same people that abused him blacklisted him and turned his life into shit. Thank god Hollywood is dying

  • Indigo Gaming
    Indigo Gaming 2 місяці тому +4639

    I can't believe the Oscar-winning film, The Whale, was adapted from the real-life memoirs of Harry Plinkett.

    • Garrett Metting
      Garrett Metting 2 місяці тому +79

      I squeeze gats

    • Eric Seitz
      Eric Seitz 2 місяці тому +27

      Somebody had to say it.

    • Scott
      Scott 2 місяці тому +24

      I like your cyberpunk videos, kudos 👏

    • Raymond Mamola
      Raymond Mamola 2 місяці тому +11

      I never would've thought to see you in these parts! A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one! I love both Red Letter Media, and you Indigo Gaming lol. ❤

    • Sharky Jeff
      Sharky Jeff 2 місяці тому +6

      i never expected to see the guy who rage quit wayward realms in a redlettermedia comment section

  • infinitesorrows21
    infinitesorrows21 2 місяці тому +416

    Brendon Fraser got to do what Cameron Mitchell did, sit on a couch and act and he got an Oscar for it.

    • Neodeleux
      Neodeleux 2 місяці тому +139

      Cameron Mitchell sat so Brendan Fraiser could lay.

    • Lord Binky
      Lord Binky 2 місяці тому +52

      Brendan's been through a Tums festival. He earned this.

    • Ash B
      Ash B 2 місяці тому +11

      I agree, Cameron Mitchell definitely deserves a posthumous Oscar

    • atcdiddly
      atcdiddly 2 місяці тому +1

      ​@Neodeleux 🤣🤣🤣

    • JSinJapan
      JSinJapan 2 місяці тому +6

      Fraiser got his daughter to close that f-ing door, at least.

  • Lucky Ducky Driving School
    Lucky Ducky Driving School 2 місяці тому +178

    It amazes me how Mike's alcoholism and incoherence continues to evolve in interesting and innovative ways

  • Jonbigcawk
    Jonbigcawk 2 місяці тому +353

    The part at the end when brendan caresses his daughters face with his flipper was absolutely touching

    • None Such
      None Such 2 місяці тому +29

      It was a brave decision for the movie to subtitle all the underwater warbling instead of dubbing over, but it absolutely paid off

    • thoa kim
      thoa kim 2 місяці тому +1


    • Landon Wyndham
      Landon Wyndham 2 місяці тому +5

      That actually made me spit good job

    • Aaron Davis
      Aaron Davis Місяць тому +8

      That's a really insensitive comment. Shame on you.
      I thought the story of a Westerner with too much food was very touching.

  • Shimma25
    Shimma25 2 місяці тому +207

    This would have to be about the 50th time Mike has come up with a better movie than the one they actually released.

    • motorcycleboy9000
      motorcycleboy9000 2 місяці тому +36

      There will always be potential for a sequel like Aliens, but Cocaine Bears. One of the survivors gets reluctantly recruited to join an elite team of overconfident park rangers to investigate a town wiped out by like 50 cocaine bears. At the climax, he rails a shitload of cocaine to take on the last super dripped bear.

  • SadeN
    SadeN 2 місяці тому +182

    It's legitimately crazy how good Mike is at instantly coming up with fixes to movies that missed their mark.
    Sure it's easier with hindsight when the movie is already made, but I think he'd actually make an awesome script doctor in the industry, if he wanted to.

    • SadeN
      SadeN 2 місяці тому +23

      I mean, for all we know, he could already be working as one. It's usually uncredited work.

    • Korgan Rocks
      Korgan Rocks 2 місяці тому +47

      The crazy part is that no one fixes the glaring flaws in the script before or during the production of the movie! Most movie scripts seem to be written as if the writers are unaware that they're allowed to go back and change things. Take Prometheus for example: if you give a character a full 3D map of a building and then decide you want him to get lost, you're allowed to go back and NOT GIVE HIM A GODDAMN MAP!

    • Lucas Bennett
      Lucas Bennett 2 місяці тому +1

      I always feel both their suggestions are always cringe stereotypical hollywood type bs, that if they actually saw in a movie, they would be ragging on

    • Korgan Rocks
      Korgan Rocks 2 місяці тому +5

      @Lucas Bennett Maybe, but the point is that it would have been more entertaining than what they DID see.

  • Butters /k/un
    Butters /k/un 2 місяці тому +2221

    The brilliance of studios rediscovering mid budget is a miracle

    • Butters /k/un
      Butters /k/un 2 місяці тому +81

      Also I live near Waylon Jennings Grave and will make sure to leave a copy of Cocaine Bear on it.

    • Mat 37
      Mat 37 2 місяці тому +72

      We can make 10 cocaine bears and see what happens

    • Brandon Lord Baltimore
      Brandon Lord Baltimore 2 місяці тому +27

      Something had to give 🤷

    • Andrew Destefano
      Andrew Destefano 2 місяці тому +6

      ​@Butters /k/unyou're a legend Butters

  • Alec Crisman
    Alec Crisman 2 місяці тому +96

    Mike has been getting slowly but noticeably more midwestern over the last year, it's been amazing to watch.

  • Stream_Gene
    Stream_Gene 2 місяці тому +143

    Mike always gets picked as the contrarian of RLM, but Jay really is a sleeper agent.

    • Mr. Magoo
      Mr. Magoo 2 місяці тому +24

      Jay is the snooty, passive aggressive, stuck up film snob. You can tell by his fancy Wisconson accent. He rarely says exactly how he feels but he does say things like "I feel embarrassed for this movie." When he made Space Cop.

    • D S
      D S 2 місяці тому +7

      @Mr. Magoo he feels embarrassed for that too!

    • DRL CA
      DRL CA 2 місяці тому +11

      @Mr. Magoo Jay's insufferable, but thankfully Mike is suffering, so it evens out.

    • Michael Bush
      Michael Bush 2 місяці тому +9

      ​@Mr. Magoo Fancy and Wisconsin in the same sentence 🤣

  • TimeBucks
    TimeBucks 2 місяці тому +831

    You guys had me chuckling

    • Nisha Tanwani
      Nisha Tanwani 2 місяці тому +2

      It was great fun watching the movie. Very hilarious had me chuckling..

    • Ash B
      Ash B 2 місяці тому +5

      That's high praise

    • SuperCaleb360
      SuperCaleb360 2 місяці тому +3

      They broke new ground!!!!!

    • Mazubamanji
      Mazubamanji 2 місяці тому +2


    • Soliman Khan
      Soliman Khan 2 місяці тому +1


  • John Knasick
    John Knasick 2 місяці тому +133

    How can Mike forget about Rupert Grint’s amazing acting in “Thunderpants”? Best of the Worst episode 7

    • xephyr88
      xephyr88 2 місяці тому +4

      his alcoholism has cost him too many braincells

    • Jeff Jones
      Jeff Jones 2 місяці тому +1

      He has Willis brain

    • Punching Pixels
      Punching Pixels 29 днів тому +1

      Recently re-watched that movie and the half in the bag, both are absolute gems

  • First choice taken
    First choice taken 2 місяці тому +69

    I'm still embarrassed, but snakes on a plane on opening day was my all-time best movie theater experience ever. It was just so amazing everyone in the audience was engaged and having fun, the place was packed

    • Funny Berries
      Funny Berries 2 місяці тому +3

      hahaha I went too. All my highschool friends had a sleepover right after

    • Ken Hart
      Ken Hart 2 місяці тому +7

      It was absolutely a “You had to be there” type of movie, and seeing it with a full house was a legitimately great experience.

    • Jon Hunt
      Jon Hunt 2 місяці тому +7

      I had a similar experience with Deep Blue Sea. Tried to watch it at home and realized how bad it really was… but man that theater was having fun.

  • Kozakology
    Kozakology 2 місяці тому +1974

    I met the writer of "Snakes on a Plane" during a film fest and he REALLY thought that his script should be taken seriously. He was upset that they added jokes. He also was VERY angry that they named it "Snakes on a Plane" other than his title "Venom". He kept complaining that he couldn't use his title because of "some crappy Marvel comic character having the copyright".
    He was a really strange and intense guy. I assure you that HE was not in on the joke of his own movie.

    • Django Fett
      Django Fett 2 місяці тому +164

      its a bad movie, even judged as a comedy. the comedy falls flat and the whole thing is a boring dud.

    • Mr. Seemingly Expected
      Mr. Seemingly Expected 2 місяці тому +152

      I want to believe this is true

    • Trouble in large numbers
      Trouble in large numbers 2 місяці тому +91

      As I recall they only leaned heavier into the comedy once it became clear that not a single person is going to take the goofy, corny premise seriously. So I guess naturally there must've been someone seriously pitching it at some point.
      Unfortunately not a great movie in spite of everything.

    • devilmikey00
      devilmikey00 2 місяці тому +101

      God, it's not a great movie as it is but without the shlocky bits it would have been absolutely miserable. Studio made the right call on that one.

    • HellecticMojo
      HellecticMojo 2 місяці тому +70

      ​@devilmikey00 for every movie ruined by studio, there's a film saved by it

  • Nicholas Totoro
    Nicholas Totoro 2 місяці тому +78

    *The Whale* really needed a few Wilhelm screams thrown in.

    • Michael Bush
      Michael Bush 2 місяці тому +5

      Maybe a few fart noises too

  • switch p
    switch p 2 місяці тому +134

    Mike Stoklasa's physical transformation for The Whale 2: Electric Boogaloo is absolutely heartbreaking.

    • Naomi Robertson
      Naomi Robertson 2 місяці тому +17

      Hey it's winter in WI you have to put on ten pounds to survive

    • Desperado
      Desperado 2 місяці тому +5

      ​@Naomi Robertson What's his excuse for the extra 30

    • Alan BossDon
      Alan BossDon 2 місяці тому +2

      They didn't use any make up or suits 😯

    • Kyle
      Kyle 2 місяці тому

      "So what do you do in Lake City while it is snowed in?"
      "Drink. Tie flies."
      "What if you run out of beer?"
      "I'll make sure we don't run out of beer."

    • Fat Anime Tiddies
      Fat Anime Tiddies Місяць тому +1

      Can't wait to see Rich Evans in Cocaine Bear 2: The Showtime Crisis

  • Radical Valkyrie
    Radical Valkyrie 2 місяці тому +38

    Piranha 3D is excellent. I asked David Hasselholf about it during his panel in Australia at a con, and he talked at length about it. How his agent told him not to do it. He said it was one of the most fun projects he had worked on and loved how silly it was.

    • Rebecca Williamson
      Rebecca Williamson 2 місяці тому +4

      Regardless, tho. The one with the Hoff was fun

  • Anya Carlson
    Anya Carlson 2 місяці тому +71

    Mike's Wisconsin accent is stronger than usual this episode

    • RabbitShirak
      RabbitShirak 2 місяці тому +15

      Must be because of the lighting

    • Moe Fawkah
      Moe Fawkah 2 місяці тому +2

      Its the scruffy bear hairdo.

  • Gregory Hoshabekian
    Gregory Hoshabekian 2 місяці тому +25

    This was a perfect HitB. Perfect combination of Mike and Jay being irreverent while also sharing their film knowledge to give an extra dimension to their taking the piss. Great work.

    POST ELVIS 2 місяці тому +1604

    Cocaine Bear is what they should call Rich Evans when he enters a night club.

    • Cape Killer
      Cape Killer 2 місяці тому +60

      Gay night club* He's known as the big white depressed bear

    • a dolphin eating children
      a dolphin eating children 2 місяці тому +15

      I like your pizza tower music

    • Bill Griffiths
      Bill Griffiths 2 місяці тому +41

      Dick the Cocaine Bear is a whole new level to explore.

    • Yuzuru
      Yuzuru 2 місяці тому +11

      rick evans in the manhole

    • AudiosurfArchive
      AudiosurfArchive 2 місяці тому +7

      Oh hey POST ELVIS

  • Liberum69
    Liberum69 2 місяці тому +46

    I read The Cabin at the End of the World years ago. Loved it. The author has a great way of displaying ambiguity in the books of his that I've read, and what to do in the face of that ambiguity. I was so damn excited as I was watching the trailer for this movie the first time, thinking they finally recognized this book for its great cinematic potential (really, I'd've made a 4 episode mini-series considering the beats of the book). But then I saw M. Night's name attached to it, and I knew... I knew his spiritual ass would take all ambiguity away and make it so the prophecy was true, that fuck. Ruined the whole point of the book. So much potential... squandered.

    • Kris Hadyn
      Kris Hadyn 2 місяці тому +9

      There is an analysis somewhere about the differences, and the film version is basically how Stockholme Syndrome turns victims into cultists. Except the director is also a cultist and thinks he's revealing the Secret Truth. Very popular among the people who'd kill children based on voices in their heads.

    • BoLoYu
      BoLoYu 2 місяці тому +1

      "Take Shelter" is the movie you're talking about.

    • Hatchet Mouth
      Hatchet Mouth Місяць тому +2

      Yeah, I'm also not a fan of the changes that were made.

  • pk
    pk 2 місяці тому +111

    I really hope that one day Margo Martindale finally gets to work as a lead on a great script with an expert director. She's such an incredible actor. Her performance in series 2 of Justified is humbling. An absolute master of her craft.

    • The Clucking Assassin
      The Clucking Assassin 2 місяці тому +18

      She's great in The Americans also

    • pk
      pk 2 місяці тому +3

      @The Clucking Assassin I've never actually seen that, had no idea she was in it! Thanks for the tip.

    • D R
      D R 2 місяці тому +35

      You mean acclaimed character actress Margo Martindale?

    • Josh R
      Josh R 2 місяці тому +19

      I heard she went into hiding after robbing a bank or something. Its good to know she's still getting good work.

    • Randy Bobandy
      Randy Bobandy 2 місяці тому +5

      She's doing fine. She's one of the most sought out character actors out there. Not everyone can be A-list and not everything is sO uNdeRraTed.

  • JS500Y
    JS500Y 2 місяці тому +31

    My aunt in her mid 60’s inexplicably wanted me my mom and cousin to go see cocaine bear in theaters and somehow even more inexplicably was surprised that it was bad

  • Amcsae
    Amcsae 2 місяці тому +17

    I absolutely LOVE Mike's idea for a rating system of how accurate a story is to the source! Don't stop people from making loose adaptations, but give people a sense of how seriously to take it!

  • atcdiddly
    atcdiddly 2 місяці тому +8

    If anyone wants to see a fantastic film that takes place in a single location (for the most part) check out 12 Angry Men from 1957. Best film I've ever seen.

  • JK M
    JK M 2 місяці тому +937

    Watching half in the bag is like hanging out with friends that talk about something you’re passionate about but you have nothing to contribute to the conversation

    • AdeyHD
      AdeyHD 2 місяці тому +47

      Often they’re trashing things that I’m passionate about but they have valid points.

    • Glass.Cannon
      Glass.Cannon 2 місяці тому +24

      So, every conversation for me, then.

    • Ven Tarfield
      Ven Tarfield 2 місяці тому +28

      For me, it's like listening to internet friends who have never met me talk about stuff I couldn't care less about but am somehow attracted to like a moth to a flame.

    • Nobody
      Nobody 2 місяці тому +20

      I used to love movies. Now I just watch these reviews.

  • kamiru bidan
    kamiru bidan 2 місяці тому +18

    I was really excited to hear Jay and Mike discuss book differences but I guess they forgot ten minutes after bringing it up.

    • Korgan Rocks
      Korgan Rocks 2 місяці тому +2

      Or they edited that part out.

  • Rokulus
    Rokulus 2 місяці тому +15

    Of course character actress Margot Martindale was the best part of Cocaine Bear. Her sage, buttery voice simultaneously soothes me and fills me with dread. She's a talent to watch.

  • Frugal Octopus
    Frugal Octopus 2 місяці тому +17

    In terms of the “do people just go to a cabin in the woods?”, yes. Generally people who normally are stuck in a big city all the time sometimes get the urge to go nowhere & do nothing around no one.

    • Brother_Woodrow
      Brother_Woodrow Місяць тому +1

      My girlfriend and I are literally renting out a cabin for a long weekend in the middle of Maine for just this reason.
      We're probably just going to relax in a hot tub for 4 days and stare at a lake. You really can't beat that.
      Like, there is a central hub for all the cabins where you can kayak or eat food but like... Nah
      My profile picture might show up but I'll die happy

  • J E
    J E 2 місяці тому +21

    Mike's ideas to improve films always sound so good.

    • Michael O'Brien
      Michael O'Brien 2 місяці тому +2

      They all sound generic and terrible to me lol

  • John Jones
    John Jones 2 місяці тому +20

    Imagine being surprised that a movie called "cocaine bear" is tonally inconsistent 😂

  • Guy Smiley
    Guy Smiley 2 місяці тому +561

    The Oscars counting sequels as "adaptations" is the biggest Hollywood circle jerk since... the Oscars.

    • switch p
      switch p 2 місяці тому +17

      "Hey guys we now have a dedicated category for all those sequels you despise!"

    • DoctorXander
      DoctorXander 2 місяці тому +33

      Their criteria for original screenplay is ridiculous as well. A movie like The Favourite that is based on historical events and people is considered original, whereas Glass Onion takes one existing character into a completely original story and it's considered an adaptation

      BROWN22SUGAR 2 місяці тому +17

      @DoctorXander an existing character created by the guy writing the sequel no less

    • Wayne A. Pollock
      Wayne A. Pollock 2 місяці тому

      Every script is adapted from something.

    • Draliseth
      Draliseth 2 місяці тому

      Oh.. I see. Huh. Huh?

  • Gravijah_
    Gravijah_ 2 місяці тому +17

    "quirky name first, the rest is an afterthought" describes 99% of indie games.

  • Barlie Eats Stuff
    Barlie Eats Stuff 2 місяці тому +21

    Jay's version of cocaine bear sounds way better than the actual version

  • Kelly Davis
    Kelly Davis 2 місяці тому +22

    I'm so happy that Brendan himself got the specific recognition instead of Darren, it's clearly a subject that he has a deep personal passion about unlike Captain Edgelord whose train of thought for eliciting strong emotions from viewers caps out at "what if they ATE A BABY"

  • D S
    D S 2 місяці тому +31

    RLM is so good at putting in little editing gems (some obvious ones, many sneaky blink-or-you-miss-it ones) into a long form video at juuuust the right amount and intervals between to where I never feel like any are coming when they do, and they are hilarious without distracting from the discussion itself too much in the grand scheme; part of what adds a lot of rewatch-ability to their various shows.

  • Starchy Guy
    Starchy Guy 2 місяці тому +17

    That belushi joke made me blow tea out my nose, well deserved

  • crushy crawfishy
    crushy crawfishy 2 місяці тому +702

    I was legit shocked when the "in loving memory of Ray liota" wasn't a red letter media joke

    • Matt Hill From College
      Matt Hill From College 2 місяці тому +24

      Like that he was dead? Or that they placed it over footage him getting ripped up because that was a joke

    • 0ceanicify
      0ceanicify 2 місяці тому +11

      He was one of the people behind getting this movie made - so he chose the means of his own obituary.

    • MrKinglydude
      MrKinglydude 2 місяці тому +18

      I mean it kind of was - in the film there's a good five minutes between his death and the credits w/ his memorial.

    • Anarchic Arachnid
      Anarchic Arachnid 2 місяці тому +10

      The "in loving memory ", was at the beginning of credits

    • Exilewarrior006
      Exilewarrior006 2 місяці тому +2

      Wait....so it was not by RLM? Surprising. Not saying they make fun of him. But you think a professional film company would have higher standards.

  • Alex German
    Alex German 2 місяці тому +23

    The Whale falling on the table is strait out of a Half in the Bag episode

  • Squigles Mcgee
    Squigles Mcgee 2 місяці тому +22

    I like that Jay is putting whiskey in his water bottle these days since the beer has no effect on him anymore

  • One Frog Town
    One Frog Town 2 місяці тому +3

    I am so confused as to why I wouldn't watch a 2 hour movie about a fat guy interacting with people in a set made up like a tiny claustrophobic apartment, yet spend 100 hours a year watching Mike and Chis and Jay discussing these movies in a tiny set made to look like a claustrophobic apartment.

  • pleopod
    pleopod 2 місяці тому +11

    The fact that Banks was allowed to make another movie after Charlie’s Angels should give hope to us all.

  • Mega Man
    Mega Man 2 місяці тому +14

    Think both these movies might be the first movie that has kid actors that where legit good at acting and not annoying the living piss out of me for tht last 20 years. The two kids in cocaine Bear where good and actually funny not just an annoying plot moving device. Also the girl on knock at the cabin door was really good.

  • Headbanger
    Headbanger 2 місяці тому +898

    Crazy how anything under 50, 60 million is considered "low budget" these days

    • Garrett Metting
      Garrett Metting 2 місяці тому +75

      Unless you're Robert Eggers who will make a film on a budget of 2 million dollars

    • salinium
      salinium 2 місяці тому +103

      "My movie studio gave me a small business loan of about 20 million dollars..."

    • Gargajangles
      Gargajangles 2 місяці тому +56

      I would easily sacrifice the best film of all time getting made if its budget went to people who actually need that money for things like staying alive.

    • Dads back
      Dads back 2 місяці тому +47

      ​@Gargajanglesidk man American psycho is pretty good

    • Troy
      Troy 2 місяці тому +32

      Even more crazy movies that make 100s of millions of dollars are considered failures

  • GabrielFarseer
    GabrielFarseer 2 місяці тому +3

    You guys are the kings of movie reviews. I rarely watch the movies you talk about, but somehow I love listening to you guys talk about them anyway. I also love how you never brown nose to studios, you talk about what you love, what you hate, what makes you go meh about and explain why that is. Sounds simple, yet most reviewers fail at this simple formular.

  • chaosincarna
    chaosincarna 2 місяці тому +26

    I've never seen two people so utterly in contempt for the cozy life they made for themselves.

  • Allison is Livid
    Allison is Livid 2 місяці тому +8

    I feel like Mike's version of Cocaine Bear is basically 'Werewolves Within' which was a pretty good IFC horror comedy from a few years ago. Worth a watch.

  • Simplicia
    Simplicia 2 місяці тому +6

    Love Mike's gripe with Knock at the Cabin being that they just went to the cabin with seemingly no activities planned. I have a feeling Mike's never stayed at a cabin in the woods.

  • trax72
    trax72 2 місяці тому +574

    1:45 Knock at the Cabin
    12:44 Short Oscars discussion
    15:14 The Whale
    22:03 Intermission/CONTENT!
    24:11 Cocaine Bear
    43:53 Miscellaneous

  • Matt
    Matt 2 місяці тому +10

    I haven't even seen the whale yet started laughing uncontrollably while watching Mike describe the scene. The cuts to Fraser were just perfect

  • JJ Polar
    JJ Polar 2 місяці тому +14

    How about in Cocaine bear, have a scene where the bear breaks into the local taxidermists office, and pretends to be a mounted bear on the wall. And then another scene at the fancy mansion where the bear falls asleep on the floor, but someone confuses it for a rug. Or a scene where it gets its head stuck in a beehive or a honey pot.

  • dantheman1998
    dantheman1998 2 місяці тому +10

    I dont know whats more amazing: Mike having a seizure and not realizing it or Jay understanding the seizure talk

  • yankee2110
    yankee2110 Місяць тому +1

    i really liked The Whale. I think keeping the "stagey" filming gave it a feel of this man's life. His whole world is this room.

    • SpawnRevenge92
      SpawnRevenge92 25 днів тому

      I agree with you, it really put you in his shoes.

  • ArchibaldClumpy
    ArchibaldClumpy 2 місяці тому +481

    Shyamalan finally got his revenge against people making fun of his twists by making a movie whose entire plot you can guess from the premise.

    • MsAnjelica
      MsAnjelica 2 місяці тому +39

      The book doesn't give you a definitive ending. Which is why I thought he was adapting it. I guess the twist is he decided not to do the twist. 🤷

    • Josh R
      Josh R 2 місяці тому +6

      That's all of his movies since The Village.

    • Albtraum
      Albtraum 2 місяці тому +3

      @MsAnjelica what was the twist in the book?

    • MsAnjelica
      MsAnjelica 2 місяці тому +22

      @Albtraum Just that you are never told if the apocalypse was real. All the intruders die, the little girl is accidentally killed, and the story basically ends. We don't find out what happens when they leave the woods.

    • Chuck Méndez
      Chuck Méndez 2 місяці тому +1

      The twist is that was no twist

  • Alex Murphy
    Alex Murphy 2 місяці тому +8

    Can we have more videos of Jay just laughing in Mike's face about ghost adventures?

  • Ollie James
    Ollie James 2 місяці тому +4

    It's weird to hear the name Margo Martindale so often, in such a short space of time, without it being preceded by "renowned character actress"

  • Parker B
    Parker B 2 місяці тому

    I love how Mike is becoming more unhinged with each new Half in the Bag video. That said, it does make me a little worried for Jay

  • tpac28
    tpac28 2 місяці тому +10

    That fall was extremely reminiscent of when the injured Mama Bigfoot ate shit while trying to rest on the log.

  • cjpilch00
    cjpilch00 Місяць тому +1

    Maybe I'm alone but I laughed my a$$ of while watching cocaine bear. Loved it

  • Gargajangles
    Gargajangles 2 місяці тому +418

    Mike and Jay explaining what goes into an Asylum movie (a funny title, a catchy idea, and the movie doesn't matter) made me realize that really, those aren't "low-budget movies" so much as high-budget memes.

    • Pusher _13
      Pusher _13 2 місяці тому +16

      That’s brilliant

    • mulatso
      mulatso 2 місяці тому +6

      I'm stealing that concept for posterity

    • Sada
      Sada 2 місяці тому +2


  • Horror Hermit of Hell
    Horror Hermit of Hell 2 місяці тому +2

    Oddly enough, I was more interested in Lyle, Lyle Crocodile than I was with Cocaine Bear. My 9 year old niece didn't understand why she couldn't watch the "mean" bear movie, which was what I called it. She looked at me dead in the eye and said, " Well, now how can a bear be mean?"
    I was like ummmm and her stepdad popped up and said
    "The bear has issues"

  • Panzer Creed
    Panzer Creed 2 місяці тому +5

    Can't wait for their Ghost Hunter re:view episodes where its just Jay and Rich stairing in disbelief at Mike as he explains the episodes.

  • pyroco101
    pyroco101 2 місяці тому +3

    I love that Mike's idea for adding to Cocaine Bear was just to make it Jaws with a bear. IMO, Cocaine Bear was an excellent Tim and Eric-ish 80s movie with Rated R violence on top of it

  • pekinobo
    pekinobo 2 місяці тому +7

    Have waited a while for a new RLM video and then I hear Mike roar like a drunken bear. What a time to be alive.

  • Sarah Sizemore
    Sarah Sizemore 2 місяці тому +3

    Just realizing that Glory is one of Mike’s favorite movies because it has a shit ton of Star Trek actors in it.

  • Lucus Trainor
    Lucus Trainor 2 місяці тому +374

    The most tragic part of a horror movie is when the characters can't complete all of the activities they planned. Makes me sad

    • Derek Davie
      Derek Davie 2 місяці тому +32

      They never got to go kayaking. Tragic.

    • Shinkajo
      Shinkajo 2 місяці тому +6

      Me too. I think it's because my own life is so filled with disappointments.

    • Luca Mckenn
      Luca Mckenn 2 місяці тому +2

      Maybe the true horror was the friends we made along the way. Chilling, I know.

  • Chippie B
    Chippie B 2 місяці тому

    Mike's alternative plots are always superior to the grim "content" that gets curled out for our consumption.

  • SimonskiFNL
    SimonskiFNL Місяць тому

    That scene with the table falling over in the Whale was absolutely like a Half in the Bag Mike / Rich slapstick fall, so good

  • markowalski
    markowalski 2 місяці тому +17

    I love these videos because I never have to actually watch these movies lmao

  • SpiffiK
    SpiffiK Місяць тому +3

    Them bringing up Fargo made me suddenly realize how much I want to see Mike and Jay as the henchmen

  • Gavin Dancy
    Gavin Dancy 2 місяці тому +1

    Hitting on the back is actually the standard response to choking. I know we were taught the other version as kids, but it's been formerly updated. Just mentioning since it's life saving and easier to perform.

  • Bitterspirit
    Bitterspirit 2 місяці тому +677

    I fully expected the climax of Cocaine Bear to have been one (or more) of the characters doing cocaine and fighting cocaine bear one-on-one in hand-to-hand combat. I thought that was assumed from the start

    • Wackson Jittemore
      Wackson Jittemore 2 місяці тому +54

      They could only afford enough CGI to have the bear onscreen for about 20 minutes throughout the movie

    • Hans Matheson
      Hans Matheson 2 місяці тому +60

      Agreed except I think the protagonist should have done meth so the world could finally have a conclusive answer to which is the tougher/cooler drug.

    • Jesse Ventura's Hat
      Jesse Ventura's Hat 2 місяці тому +6

      @Hans Matheson both are terrible. You don't even wanna get started trust me been there done that

    • TSmitty
      TSmitty 2 місяці тому +29

      I need lovable town drunk David Harbour to get lit up with PCP and fight Cocaine Bear while intense music plays.

  • Megaton Aaron
    Megaton Aaron Місяць тому +1

    For what it was, Piranha 3D was awesome. It completely delivered on everything you would expect from a movie called "Piranha 3D"

  • Humphrey
    Humphrey 2 місяці тому

    Mike's confidence and smugness when saying the twist is that they are the four horsemen, but in fact the twist is the exact opposite.

  • God
    God 2 місяці тому +8

    Regarding Jay’s take on modern lighting.
    Studios are doing this to cut corners to hide low quality cinematography. They just turn down the lighting when the setting or scene looks bad so you can’t see how bad it is.
    Started with Game of Thrones late seasons and The Last of Us used it in almost every (of the few) action scene they had to hide how bad it was.

    • NoEsUnYoutuber
      NoEsUnYoutuber 29 днів тому

      Isn't hiding poor cinematography by just making the whole shot impossible to see a bit like covering up an unseemly pimple on your forehead by dragging a buck knife across it? You've turned a minor blemish into a complete disaster.

    • God
      God 29 днів тому

      @NoEsUnUAclipsr its more like putting a bandaid on it. They must think most ppl are stup1d enough to not notice it or not be bothered by it. It drives me nuts though and is ruining cinema imo

  • Sleepy Dan
    Sleepy Dan 2 місяці тому +21

    The "Based On A True Story" scale should be used on news reports too.

    • Mike Rauchfuss
      Mike Rauchfuss 2 місяці тому

      Its like " This Package of Chips contains Traces of Peanuts" these Days....

    • Korgan Rocks
      Korgan Rocks 2 місяці тому

      @Mike Rauchfuss That's actually the highest rating, because it implies that there's a known contaminant in the factory, usually because they also make a product containing peanuts, sometimes even with the same machine.
      Now, if it says "MAY contain traces of nuts" it means there's no reason why it would contain nuts, but it costs less to put that warning on the package than to actually make the production process foolproof.
      I can't remember ever noticing traces of nuts in something that MAY contain them, while it's pretty much 50/50 for products that have the "contains traces" warning label.

    • Mike Rauchfuss
      Mike Rauchfuss 2 місяці тому

      @Korgan Rocks I think Peanuts is Important because its the most common Allergie. Anyway, the True Story Aspect is the Trace in the Chips..🤔

    • Korgan Rocks
      Korgan Rocks 2 місяці тому

      @Mike Rauchfuss True, and they're definitely the ones I have the strongest reaction to(I can feel a tickle in my throat just by being in the same room as peanuts).

  • Ross Booth
    Ross Booth 2 місяці тому +1

    Had me laughing out loud in the first five seconds with the clip choice for the Ray Liotta tribute. Perfection.

  • Will
    Will 2 місяці тому +385

    7:36 What I really love about Mike is how he's able to clearly articulate his feelings about the films he watches

    • PashaandDrosha
      PashaandDrosha 2 місяці тому +59

      And immediately after Jay says what Mike wanted to say in comprehensible terms. Jay is gonna be Mike's old man interpreter in the future when the karmic dementia inevitably kicks in.

    • Luigi Nastro
      Luigi Nastro 2 місяці тому +13

      ... movie

    • neźalok
      neźalok 2 місяці тому +1


    • MR.Chickennuget 360
      MR.Chickennuget 360 2 місяці тому +5

      what you don't realize is that Mike was speaking the language of his people.

  • Liam Lamb
    Liam Lamb 2 місяці тому +3

    The thing about the lighting is something I've been trying to describe for a while. I've been aware that modern media often feels visually colder than media from a few decades back. But I hadn't put together that it's because of the blue/tones. That makes a lot of sense!

  • Erick Wright
    Erick Wright 2 місяці тому +7

    19:05 I'm like a clapping baby and I admit it but I can't help but laugh every single time they splice in the Kurlan Naiskos pottery break sound effect. Same thing with the yowling cat.

  • Garrick Lyng
    Garrick Lyng 2 місяці тому +5

    I love how their set began so pristine and has slowly become a complete wreck

  • D S
    D S 2 місяці тому +7

    God I love it when they talk about Zac Baggins.

  • B Rollin'
    B Rollin' 2 місяці тому +549

    Props to Jay for the Doom Patrol article with added whipping. Fine editing.

    • Apple Jack
      Apple Jack 2 місяці тому +49

      Yeah, Jays editing never fails to deliver comedy gold

    • Dead Grandma
      Dead Grandma 2 місяці тому +14

      Good content

    • SnapTrap Press
      SnapTrap Press 2 місяці тому +36

      The cancellation of Doom Patrol hurts more than the whipping.

    • ARJH
      ARJH 2 місяці тому +9

      @SnapTrap Press Literally worse than slavery, sad.

  • A You Tube Commenter
    A You Tube Commenter 2 місяці тому +1

    I applauded wildly at the bar scene in Knock At the Csbin.
    Easily the best scene.

  • Songbird
    Songbird 2 місяці тому +1

    I love the ghost hunting segment. As someone who used to work in a cinema, it was actually haunted. 😂 I had something weird happen to me, its kind of freaky tbh.
    As someone who loves screenwriting, its actually baffling how some scripts get produced like why? 😂

  • Pasteghost 42
    Pasteghost 42 6 днів тому

    I laughed so hard with every clip Brendan Frasier busting his ass. 🤣

  • robert black
    robert black 2 місяці тому +1

    The fact that I have not seen any of these movies, yet have no problem watching this is a meta commentary of the state of the movie industry in itself.
    Anyway, off to watch Life of Brian tonight on UAclips in 4k....for FREE.

    • Rebecca Williamson
      Rebecca Williamson 2 місяці тому

      Me scrolling through unseen movies in my playlist to find Monty python and the holy grail...again

  • Michael Bouchie
    Michael Bouchie 2 місяці тому +2

    My friend farting in the theatre, loudly, was the best part of Cocaine Bear. Elizabeth Banks is an absolute hack.

  • GyroMurphy
    GyroMurphy 2 місяці тому +431

    The best thing about The Whale is all the love Brendan Frasier received

    • Jormun
      Jormun 2 місяці тому +41

      I think GQ (or a similar mag) did a profile on him a few years back before his career renaissance, one of those where the interviewer comes down to spend a couple of days just talking to the subject. Early on, Brendan, clearly going through some stuff (over-the-hill, his marketable years fading behind him, and so on), just up and says something to the effect of "I just need to let some arrows fly, y'know?" He then walked out onto the porch and just started shooting some arrows with a bow (seemingly ready to go for just this purpose) at a well-used target down in the yard. I think he even offered to let the interviewer shoot a few. That, and his whole mature attitude about getting older and coming to grips with faded stardom, always stuck with me.

    • Indie Keegan
      Indie Keegan 2 місяці тому +39

      The Brenaissance is real

    • Tye Dollasign
      Tye Dollasign 2 місяці тому +4

      Except from people who couldn't tell the difference between the movie and a reflective screen

    • Stephen barone
      Stephen barone 2 місяці тому +13

      Yeah, because we’ve been missing such masterpieces as Encino Man, George of the Jungle, and Airheads. A regular Brando.

  • swangelok
    swangelok 2 місяці тому +1

    Mike's timing to go to the bathroom as they were about to review cocaine bear is impecable...

  • pepe the frog poops on the far right
    pepe the frog poops on the far right 2 місяці тому +1

    The Cocaine Bear and The Whale should definitely be a children's book
    but the whale should be an actual whale that goes on boring errands with the cocaine bear
    they do the errands for a mysterious rotating cube

  • Anthony Mcdonald
    Anthony Mcdonald 2 місяці тому

    I just watched these two movies back to back . Knock 'was much better than I expected and I really liked it . Cocaine Bear was exactly what I expected .
    They say some movies are a love letter to this or that . Cocane Bear was more of a career suicide note.

  • lluewhyn
    lluewhyn 2 місяці тому +5

    Regarding the "Mist ending", I think Ready or Not would have been improved if the ending had gone that route, with nothing happening to the family and them having to live with the fact that they've been killing all of these people, including loved ones for absolutely nothing all of these years.

  • Ryan Parker
    Ryan Parker 2 місяці тому +2

    I'd like another episode of Mike talking about a paranormal investigation show with Jay

    • Arch Lich
      Arch Lich 2 місяці тому

      They should MAKE a paranormal investigation. That would be a must see!

  • Sean McIntyre
    Sean McIntyre 2 місяці тому +92

    Beloved Character Actress Margo Martindale should have played all the roles, including the bear.

    • fenrirgg
      fenrirgg 2 місяці тому +9

      Beloved Actress Margo Martindale had a lasting impression in that film for sure.

    • Manatee Man
      Manatee Man 2 місяці тому +7

      I was surprised to see Beloved Character Actress Margo Martindale show up, as I'd completely blanked the annoying trailers from my memory.

    • Uncanny Valley
      Uncanny Valley 2 місяці тому +2

      Or failing that, Christopher Walken