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RE-ANIMATOR (1985)

Friday, 06 September 2013 12:00

The Buzz:

        Based (oh so incredibly loosely) on a series of short stories by H.P. Lovecraft, Re-Animator follows college medical student Dan Cain, who part-way into his third year meets the strange Herbert West. West is experimenting with a strange concoction that he believes can reanimate the dead. But their ghoulish experiments take a turn for the worse, and events quickly spiral out of the two student's control.

 

RED DAWN (2012)

Friday, 30 August 2013 14:06

The Buzz:

        This reboot of the 1984 classic (?) follows a group of teenagers as their world is thrown into chaos following an invasion by North Korea. Soon the kids are mounting a guerrilla resistance to the foreign occupiers, in this high-adrenaline action flick.

 

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (2012)

Friday, 09 August 2013 12:00

The Buzz:

        Jack Frost, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and the Sandman all join forces to defeat the evil of the Boogey Man Pitch Black in this family high-fantasy/adventure film.

 

The Buzz:

        This computer-animated sci-fi film brings us into the world of the 41st millennium, based on the immensely popular Warhammer 40K game world created by Games Workshop. A detachment of space marines, gene-engineered super-soldiers (before you groan, these were pretty much the original such sci-fi staple, and most of the other examples you may know take their inspiration from this universe) from the Ultramarines chapter are sent on a mission to answer a distress beacon from a shrine-world guarded by their brothers-in-arms, the Imperial Fists.

 

HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI (2011)

Friday, 19 July 2013 12:00

The Buzz:

        A samurai arrives at the home of a feudal lord, asking that he use their courtyard to commit ritual suicide. However all is not as it seems, as the ronin's true purpose is revealed in this tale of honor and vengeance.

 

PACIFIC RIM (2013)

Saturday, 13 July 2013 00:00

The Buzz:

        In the near future, humanity is facing its greatest enemy ever, giant monsters, called Kaiju, who make Godzilla look like a level one Pok√©mon. In response the nations of the world have banded together to create a force of giant robots, called Jaegers, to take on these monsters from the deep. Humanity is on the brink of extinction, and it's down to the final battle between monster and machine.

 

The Buzz:

        The Federation's war against the bugs continues in this sequel to 1997's Starship Troopers. A band of troopers have become stranded at an abandoned outpost after their operation goes pear-shaped. Inside they find Cap. Dax, who's been locked up and left behind after murdering his commanding officer. But soon the troopers have to rely on his help, as it turns out they have more than just the bugs outside the fence to worry about.

 

RED TAILS (2012)

Friday, 12 July 2013 12:00

The Buzz:

        This historical drama explores the lives of the Tuskegee Airmen, a famous unit of Army Airforce pilots (famous for A: being one of the most successful air units in the war, and B: for being comprised entirely of...African Americans? Is that still the PC way to say it these days?). The film follows their exploits from their early days being denied missions due to the color of their skin, to finally being able to fly cover for the bombers and their success in this mission.

 

THE RAID: REDEMPTION (2011)

Friday, 21 June 2013 15:33

The Buzz:

        In this Indonesian film, an elite SWAT team raids a tenement building run by a ruthlessly violent mobster and his gang. But things quickly spiral out of control, and soon the team are trapped, and have to fight off the hordes of heavily armed gang members to escape with their lives.

 

RAMBO (2008)

Friday, 24 May 2013 12:00

The Buzz:

         Fast forward about 20 years from the previous film; Rambo has found solitude in rural Thailand. Things take a violent turn though when he transports a group of Christian aid workers into troubled Burma, and they are later kidnapped by the local genocidal forces. Soon Rambo has to take up his blade once again to go and save the workers, and finally come to terms with who and what he is.

 

 

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Tanked Matinee is the place to go for good drinking movies. What do we mean by that? Simply speaking, we evaluate and recommend entertainment media based on how much fun it is to watch with friends on the sofa and a cold beer in hand.

Everyone knows "The Godfather" is a great movie, but is it as great to drink with as "Roadhouse?" We can appreciate "Citizen Kane" as a masterpiece of cinema, but is it as good a centerpiece for your party as "Santa Clause Conquers the Martians?"

Tanked Matinee appreciates film as art, but when you're kicking back on Friday night with a tall Rum & Coke, you're not looking for art, man, you want to be entertained. We're here to recommend the best movies for your night in, whether it's a big party, small get-together, or just a quiet night alone with a bottle of wine or three.

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