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  • fair enough
    fair enough
    Old Man
    Comments: 2

    “I’m going to come down on you so hard you won’t get up.”

     

    He’s going to go down on him? Those criminals should report the detective for sexual harassment.

  • Dust
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 86

    That kid seems a bit young to be ripping off the Delirious bit about ice-cream, and as for…

    ah, screw it – Karaoke fight scene. I can’t dislike the movie after that.

  • Blackbird
    Old Man
    Comments: 1

    Well the new format will take awhile to get used to but I like it.  It’s a nice mix of humor and information with your natural charm that helps carry it though.  I do kinda miss the Lupa name but that’s just because I’ve been used to it for all these years.

    Now as for the movie itself…what the hell was that?!  Seriously…I don’t know what I just watched.  Especially the part of not filming in his own restaurant if he’s trying to promote it.  That’s just dumb.  Also I’m pretty sure he filmed those scenes in this living room.  And there seems to be WAY too much plot going on!

    Another thing I’m curious about, if this has “Bruce Lee” in it does that technically make this a Brucesplotation movie?

    I think I’m thinking too hard about this thing.

  • Dunes
    Robert Cop
    Comments: 188

    The song where you mentioned the COPS-like show sounds an awful lot like Red Red Wine.

  • magicalwitchdetective
    Old Man
    Comments: 1

    Someone should tell these people that it’s OK to punch a punching bag for really. You don’t need to pretend punch those. It’s kinda what they’re for.

  • DancingmadRB3
    DancingmadRB3
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 13

    Good premiere for Alison’s new show, different name same ol bullshit 😀

  • DrPenguinstein
    DrPenguinstein
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 13

    I remember when DARE used to show up to our classes every week to lecture us…this looks like something they’d produce,lol.

    • DancingmadRB3
      DancingmadRB3
      NewbieDotCom.Com
      Comments: 13

      Thats the sad truth, after all look at one of their PSA’s

      • DrPenguinstein
        DrPenguinstein
        NewbieDotCom.Com
        Comments: 13

        Not sure if it was DARE or not, but this movie kind of reminds me of some PSA assembly they made us all watch. Mainly because it was a mixed bag of WTF? It was about some kid getting bullied who meets an alien (maybe robot? They weren’t clear on that). Of course being “from da hood” he teaches the alien about music and breakdancing. The alien says, he doesn’t get it but it could change his planet if they could learn about music. He also announces the kid gets 1 wish, because he’s an alien and aliens can do that, so why not wish to go to his planet? Of course being bullied, he instead wishes for revenge and his alien friend goes on the rampage and threatens to kill the bullies. After somehow stopping him, the alien tells him, you royally screwed up, because his ship can only hold 1 person and he was depending on him to teach his people music. Then after singing a song about how music is all around you, he finally gets it, goes back to his planet and they’re all friends in the end…mainly because I think the bullies were afraid if they weren’t friends with this guy, he may send another wish-granting alien (robot(?)) after them.

        But yeah, funny how bad these PSAs can get and how amazing they can be at the same time.

        …also wb Allison. Glad to see you back reviewing movies again especially ones as glorious as this ^ ^. And definitely going to try to avoid CA to the best of my ability.

  • Skane
    Old Man
    Comments: 1

    Not digging the new format thus far Allison. Been a fan of yours for a couple of years and I dig your sense of humour but this review felt somewhat lacking as both a serious and/or a comical review. Cheers for drawing attention to a ridiculous film that I’d no doubt have a laugh watching but I still feel like that’s all i got from this review. All the best with the new format and hopefully it works out. I will keep watching regardless. Big up from Ireland. Peace 🙂

     

  • Daleklawyerbrony
    Daleklawyerbrony
    A Real Turtles Fighter
    Comments: 33

    so that’s how you pronounce your last name I thought it was pronounced “per-ger-ler”

  • Strongblade
    Strongblade
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 10

    Congratz on the new show Allison. Always enjoy your work.

  • polarfox
    polarfox
    Old Man
    Comments: 1

    A very solid first episode. There is a slight change of tempo compared to OLP. It feels more relaxed now in ‘less slapstick, more personal’ kind of way, but probably that is what you are trying to achieve. Anyway, nicely done and can’t wait for the next one!

  • Ryan
    Ryan
    Old Man
    Comments: 1

    It looks like the new show will be great, it is starting off very well and I am looking forward to the future episodes, and kudos on the back round set, it is very pretty, and… neony? either way, A+ work Allison!

  • Raggedyman
    Raggedyman
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 8

    Really like the new look and feel.

  • likalaruku
    likalaruku
    Completely Useless Now
    Comments: 935

    I dunno….The straightforward no-bells delivery from a comedienne is a little awkward for me. I’m going to miss the goofy Lupa personality & more scripted / less spontaneous feel of OLP. For me, reviewnertainment is simply more entertaining than reviews.

  • Knightroglycerin
    Knightroglycerin
    Robert Cop
    Comments: 188

    I’m not sure if I like this either. We’re pulled out of the clips so often it’s jarring, and when we’re pulled out, it’s not to cover a new topic or anything, it’s just because. Like, if you’re trying to watch a show and someone keeps interrupting you to talk about the show instead of watching it with you. To me, it’s split between wanting to be visual entertainment (the clips) and audio entertainment (face time). If you just want to talk to us about it, don’t bother using clips. I miss goofy Lupa too, but if she’s happy doing this, than more power to her.

    • Hottodoggu
      Hottodoggu
      NewbieDotCom.Com
      Comments: 10

      Yeah, I feel it’s the same problem with the new Nostalgic Criti where he drags something out for way to long and try to be more meaningful instead of funny; most people who loved Lupa and the Critic just want to laugh not to have something insightful, it makes re-watching it not as appealing.
      But its their programs so it’s up to them.

    • likalaruku
      likalaruku
      Completely Useless Now
      Comments: 935

      It would be nice if Allison could do both Movie Nights & OLP. She could just pick whichever she was in the mood to do without totally giving up on the other.

  • DemonioBlanco
    DemonioBlanco
    A Real Turtles Fighter
    Comments: 29

    THE END.
    For now.

  • ChaoticPesme
    ChaoticPesme
    Old Man
    Comments: 3

    That’s the most awesomley ridiculous movie I’ve seen in a while !
    I think, with all the ridiculous names thrown around (still can’t get over Blade Steel !) it would have been more believable if it was a cartoon.

  • Ultratech94
    End Of Transmission
    S.T.A.R.S.
    Comments: 381

    well done on the first episode of Movie Nights. I have to agree with your statement that I have no idea who this was made for. if it was shown to kids, I think it would of been funny if the child they showed it to said at the end “who thought this was a good idea?” in the middle part, the black haired lady said that the drug that was being sold had no smell, no taste, and was dangerous. it must of been Iocane Powder.

    to be honest, at least it’s better than the film I just had to watch a few days ago which also had that “who was this made for” reaction: Stigmata. I had such a hard time trying to determine what kind of genre this film wanted to be because it didn’t mesh well together. one minute it wanted to be an Exorcist film, the next minute it wanted to be a romance story, then it wanted to be a drama story, it was just a complete mess with no real focus on what’s going on or even any focus whatsoever on what genre the movie was trying to be in. and even with it’s unfocused story, the acting was just mediocre at best with the main female protagonist being the worst actor in the film. the only real thing going for it is the film’s visual approach. but even that is just bland and forgettable. the movie itself is not a “it’s so bad it’s good” kind of film, it’s just bad and forgettable.

  • BarryTheMasterOfSandwich
    BarryTheMasterOfSandwich
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 91

    I’ll bet that restaurant was awesome.

    I love it when pro athletes open a restaurant. Like, Chely’s Chili Bar in Detroit. Awesome.

  • obsolete
    obsolete
    Prodigy Pet Gym Leader
    Comments: 122

    lol it felt like the makers of the film just took what was popular at the time, Kindergarten Cop and ninja films…… Kindergarten Ninja… Brilliant.

  • Old Man
    Comments: 1

    It’s funny.  A lot more low-key as stated in the intro video.  I would say add just a little more energy is all.  I’m not psychic or anything so I don’t know how you were feeling when you filmed this, but you come off a little uncomfortable.  It’s like you are trying to hold back so hard from playing OP that you’re actually falling too far back the other way.  You must distinguish yourself.  You don’t have to be the way you were if you don’t want to, nor do you even have to really play a character, but energy is very important in a series like this.  Off-the-cuff responses are a good idea, and do work, but confidence is key.

    Might I suggest, as someone who does this with friends on occasion, maybe doing things in a more real-time format?  It sounds odd and may be a little difficult to explain but I’ll do my best:

    Watch the video and record reactions during the viewing, then cut those into the existing review.  I do know the Red Letter Media guys do it in their Best of the Worst segments, which are funny.  But maybe not so much that, as riffing/commentary?  I only suggest something along these lines because the review format works when there is a script, or when there’s someone to bounce the conversation off of on screen, but when you’re alone speaking into a camera, there is an eerie silience to it that makes it seem a little empty in terms of production.  You’re still funny as a writer, but there doesn’t seem to be much energy is all.  I may be off, though.  Who knows.

    I am sorry to hear about what happened with CA and I look forward to watching the new content from you and other the other former CA contributors on this site.  You haven’t’lost my support here.  It’s like moving into a new house.  It takes a while for it to feel comfortable again.  I feel that way watching content after a format change and I would say it’s natural for a series to get its stride.  I go back to the first few episodes of Brad Tries, where Brad Jones is struggling to take interest in the idea of making a food show, but after a few entries it became one of the more consistently entertaining series on his site.  So it just takes a building of momentum.  Remember, movie fans love bad movies.  Bring the bad movies, make fun of them, share new things that we never would have thought of watching and fans will keep coming back.

    Remember:  There’s no fruit that hangs too low.  Go for the cheap seats 🙂

    Much love from a long-time fan… of all of you guys.  Keep up the good work.  I’ll keep watching.

     

  • FallenPomeranian
    FallenPomeranian
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 6

    Many kudos on the first episode. As others have mentioned, the new format will take some getting used to compared with the more over-the-top OLP style–but I see a lot of potential in the authenticity of a subdued approach. I remember there were certain points in your Lupa reviews where you broke briefly from character to give commentary from  a more earnest and personal place (mainly thinking of your intro to the Tremors review, which I really liked… also your Silver Bullet review also comes to mind).  Plus I LOVE LOVE the new intro…reminds me of all the USA up-all-night-ish programs of my childhood along with any number of other 80s cheese.

  • Poisionroo
    Old Man
    Comments: 1

    I’m really digging this new format.

     

    Also this movie WTF is going on?!?!

  • BarryTheMasterOfSandwich
    BarryTheMasterOfSandwich
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 91

    I don’t get why Lupa needed to create this new crazy name for herself.

    Her real name, Obscurus Lupa, was working just fine, but now, she’s made up some other name.

    Allison Pregler? WTF?

    It’s obviously fake.

    • Phelous
      Phelous
      Administrator
      Comments: 624

      I needed a cool new alias! D: You found out my secret!

      EDIT: Helps to post under the right account. LOL

      • valou999
        CUUUUT
        Comments: 60

        Ah-ha! We now have indeed discovered your TRUE secret! Phelan and Allison are actually the one and the same! ZOMG! Wow… I really have to commend you even more on your crossovers with yourself now… That was some near invisible split-screen effect you had going on in those, you really fooled us!

        • BarryTheMasterOfSandwich
          BarryTheMasterOfSandwich
          Bat Hero
          Comments: 91

          Indeed. So, the Phelous is really Obscurus Lupa/Allison Pregler.

          The plot thickens….

          I should have seen it coming. There’s no fooling me now, The Phelous! I’m on to your little game.

      • likalaruku
        likalaruku
        Completely Useless Now
        Comments: 935

        Now I have a strong desire to see you two dress as eachother & try to imitate eachother, doing eachother’s shows.

  • venkarl
    venkarl
    Old Man
    Comments: 1

    So it’s just Allison now? Whew, that’s going to take some getting used to. Calling people on the internet by their real names just feels weird.

     

    So, I might need some time to adjust to the new format, but I think I’ll like it. It’s a lot more chill and freeform, and I can dig that. I really liked the energy you had in OLP, but it’s cool to have something a little different.

     

    As for the movie… not nearly ninja enough. Severely disappointed.

  • Handsome Pete
    Handsome Pete
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 93

    Maybe DARE didn’t actually help make this movie, that whole aspect of the movie was all some weird attempt at a joke, and the target audience is stoners. Think about it, it explains a lot.

  • Gunvor
    Gunvor
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 10

    I gotta say, I really like this new format. The only things I kind of miss are the high energy and the delivery of some funny remarks. But keep it up, I’ll be keeping up with this.

    Oh, and where the hell were the ninjas? Even Pocket Ninjas got that part down!

  • Trixie_is_best
    Trixie_is_best
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 83

    This format is still rather new to me after watching so much of Obscurus Lupa Presents, but its good to see awesomely bad/good obscure movies get reviewed.

     

    As for this movie, one of the only things that kept getting at me was Cho Sen Won.  I always keep thinking of Chosen One from Kung Pow Enter the Fist.  Why did Cho Sen Won never use gopher chucks, he could have won far more battles then.  Still, that was a fun review and nothing is more entertaining than bad cheesy movies.  Still, its vastly better than Pocket Ninjas as for that horror will not be spoken of again, or maybe until the next kiddy ninja type movie.

    • Knightroglycerin
      Knightroglycerin
      Robert Cop
      Comments: 188

      That’s how you spell his name? I thought it was Chosen Juan. Made me wonder why they didn’t pick a hispanic guy.

      • Trixie_is_best
        Trixie_is_best
        Bat Hero
        Comments: 83

        I was just taking a guess as to how his name was spelled, since the character was suppose to be Chinese or something. Chosen Juan would work better if he was hispanic knock off of a Chinese/Japanese martial artist.

        Still though, this movie could have used A Talking Cat!?!

  • MrSammich
    MrSammich
    Old Man
    Comments: 2

    I hate to be that guy but… Karaoke isn’t pronounced “carry-oh-key”, it’s “kara-ok”… Like it looks. I’ll never understand how this pronunciation came to be…
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/71/Karaoke.ogg

  • cheater71
    Old Man
    Comments: 3

    Love the new review style, but its weird calling you Allison. You’ve been Obscurus Lupa so long, and i even used to read your big wolf on campus reviews from when you were Spooka Lupa.

  • timff8
    Old Man
    Comments: 1

    It’s going to be weird watching Alison and not Lupa.

    Not that I didn’t enjoy this review, but I don’t think I laughed once. I found things funny, sure, but there were no real jokes that made me laugh. I’ve watched past reviews and skits that made me laugh out loud uncontrollably (Eddie segments on Baywatching, just about every segment of the Charmed review series) and some reviews that just made me snort something up my nose. This review didn’t have any moments like that, and I hope it’s just because you’re getting used to a new style. You don’t have to be completely off-the-wall ridiculous all the time, but it felt like there were no jokes here, just commentary. That’s fine if that’s what you’re going for though; I just want to be aware of what the new format is I guess.

  • happymel2
    happymel2
    The Fuct of Pepsiman
    Comments: 228

    Huh, I SWEAR I already posted a comment on this video. I guess not. I don’t even remember what I said!… Uh, good video. Really funny.

  • eavan
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 16

    This movies looks AMAZING. I’ll definitely check it out. According to IMDB, it’s rated 15+ in the UK. Wow.

    The new format was a little weird, but I’m sure that once Alison gets more into the swing of things and we get used to it, it’ll work great. I can’t wait for the next one.

    I have one question though: why was Cho Sen Wan accompany Blade Steel on his self-promotional date? Was he an ineffectual bodyguard? Was it some sort of triple date? I suppose I must watch and see.

  • thisseatofmars
    CUUUUT
    Comments: 60

    I think Allison Pregler has a lot of talent as a critic and as a comedienne. She has keen analytical and editing skills, and she possesses a wit as sharp as a rapier. She has made me hold my sides with laughter with her reviews and has made me a lifelong fan.

    That said, this new format is slow. For the most part, Allison is just talking about the natural hilarity of the movie– we, the audience, haven’t seen the movie for ourselves, so it’s necessary to back up the hilarity with footage as examples– and Allison’s hilarious voice overs, photoshopping, and music stings would’ve made it that much stronger. In fact, Allison’s “Charmed” and “Baywatching” reviews are perfect– why not follow that format?

    That said, I understand that Allison is branching out into a brand new format, and this is an admirable first effort. I look forward to seeing what else she has planned!

    Godspeed, Allison!!

     

    -Peace

     

  • armads
    Old Man
    Comments: 1

    I’ve followed you for years; hell I made an account here just so I could comment on this, because while I support you, I’m not certain about what this is.

    Don’t get me wrong, I like the idea of doing something new. I mean, new things are usually a good way to move on to bigger and better things. I have no knowledge of what may have happened, but for me, creating new things and experiments are a good ways to see what works and what doesn’t work. That in turn, allows us to improve.

    And on that note, I have to admit, this entire thing is a bust. It’s not the quality at all; that’s all there as always. The issue is that this video is paint-dryingly dull. It’s like a long, rambling vlog; if you were going for something informative, its too boring. If you were going for comedy, it’s not funny, because you lack the normal comedic timing that makes things funny. The frequent pauses in your speaking, where you insert “um” and “and” and other words that we add into our speech when we’re trying to think of things, shows that unless this was deliberate, it smells like someone who didn’t rehearse what they were saying.

    It breaks my heart to write this, because you’ve never been a boring content creator. You’ve been good at making things entertaining, but here you seem to be so uninterested in what you’re talking about, you might as well have been telling a long, boring, rambling story about small town politics.

    But perhaps everything I found that went wrong with this can be summed up with one quoted line from you at the 13:50 mark, “I can’t decide if its intentionally or not not intentionally funny… because that was closed down quite a while ago… quite a while ago… a failed business venture.” That is a direct quote from your video; it doesn’t seem to imply that you scripted this, in fact it seems more that you just were talking stream of consciousness and hoping that it came out right. Now, if the intent was to make this more like a vlog-review, that’s one thing, but you aren’t presenting this new show as something like that. You’re presenting it as a show, and unless you scripted the show like that, it seems like the clips of the movie you edited in while you were talking were an afterthought.

    Again, what made you funny in the past was your excellent sense of comedic timing; rare is it that someone is as good at consistently hitting the mark in terms of what is humorous as you are. And yet here, its like all of that was sucked out, and replaced with blandness; nothing about this spoke to me as being any different from any other rambling and incoherent person on youtube. You’ve been doing this for years, and produced many quality products that show me that you know how to make something entertaining. Granted, if this was meant to be educational, or more of a serious take on things no one really knows about, its still not very good because its poorly scripted, if it was scripted at all. There’s no passion in this, there’s no energy. Its like you were just trying to talk for twenty minutes on something you saw, and I could only get through three quarters of the video before turning it off because it was you, and I was desperately hoping things would improve.

    Now I know a first outing is often rough; and this is certainly rough. However, if you are trying to do a new format, trying to do something vastly different, I think you first need to decide what it is Movie Night’s is supposed to be. If it’s supposed to be comedy, then it needs far better editing and scripting, and the timing requires refinement. If it is meant to be serious, then you still need better scripting and not speak stream of consciousness. If its meant to be vlogs, then you really do need someone else with you, or you need more energy and passion, because this seemed like you were going through the motions and not at all interested in what you’re talking about.

    Again, I wish you the best, and I certainly hope this is merely a rough starting point that you can build off of. I certainly hope that it improves, because I do want to keep watching your content, but that is quite difficult as it is. Still, good luck, and I hope your next attempt builds off of this one.

  • penpaninu
    penpaninu
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 83

    Alright, you’re back! And this site was wonky yesterday and it made me anxious because I couldn’t watch your Cynthia Rothrock reviews. And youtube only hosts your Lady Dragon part one and Undefeatable reviews. I miss Rothrock month! Sometimes I watch your older videos before I go to sleep, not in a weird way, it’s an enjoyable show I can hear before dream land.   Anywho, misogynist football player! As a teacher! Hurray! 😛