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RAMBO III (1988)

Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:00

The Buzz:

        It seems our hero may have finally found some peace at last when Col. Trautman returns to ask for Rambo's help. When he turns him down, Trautman is later captured by the Soviets on a secret mission to Afghanistan, and now Rambo has to infiltrate the warzone to save his friend.

 

RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II (1985)

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 12:00

The Buzz:

        First Blood Part II picks up some time after the previous film; Rambo is in prison serving his time for the events in the First Blood, when Col. Trautman reappears to offer Rambo a way out of prison. Thus begins the one-man-army's journey back to Vietnam in search of P.O.W.'s who weren't released after the war's end. But once again events swerve out of control as Rambo finds himself caught between the Vietnamese army, devious Russians, and a country that would sooner forget the horrors of Vietnam than relive them.

 

RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD (1982)

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 16:26

The Buzz:

        This iconic movie follows one John Rambo (played by Sylvester Stallone), a Vietnam veteran back from the war and looking to find some peace as a civilian again. But a contemptuous sheriff has Rambo arrested for vagrancy, which sets off a chain of events that quickly spiral out of control. Soon the town cops and even the National Guard are hunting Rambo down, as he seeks to get justice, and to just be left alone.

 

IN SEARCH OF LOVECRAFT (2008)

Friday, 10 May 2013 12:00

The Buzz:

        I guess continuing my recent theme of low-budget independent movies, In Search of Lovecraft follows a news team who are stuck with the seemingly waste-of-time Halloween piece about the works of H.P. Lovecraft. However their journey into the Mythos of Lovecraft soon takes a turn for the weird, and they're soon fighting for their lives against a mysterious cult, and the real-life monsters of Lovecraft's stories.

 

TOTAL RETRIBUTION (2011)

Saturday, 27 April 2013 00:00

The Buzz:

        A small band of human commandos are trapped on a space station orbiting Earth as they battle the undead. At stake is a weapon capable of destroying the Earth itself. And one woman struggles to recover her memories of how she awoke on this space-born hell.

 

PI (1998)

Friday, 19 April 2013 12:00

The Buzz:

        A brilliant mathematician is studying the number Pi to find a pattern in the stock market, and through that a pattern to nature and the universe itself. But he must battle his own growing insanity, as he seeks to find a certain number that can unlock the secrets of life and existence.  

 

ENCOUNTER AT RAVEN'S GATE (1988)

Friday, 12 April 2013 17:43

The Buzz:

        Strange things are happening in the middle-of-nowhere-Australian-outback. Because like that part of the world isn't terrible enough, now there are strange lights in the sky that...soak up water? And make people sound like they're main-lining helium? Am I remembering this movie right?

 

2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS (2010)

Friday, 05 April 2013 12:00

The Buzz:

        Loosely following 2005 film 2001 Maniacs, the demented residents of Pleasant Valley are having trouble finding victims for the annual Guts N' Glory Jamboree. They take their act on the road, where they run across the cast and crew of a reality TV show. Things go pretty much as expected from there.

 

DOOMSDAY BOOK (2012)

Friday, 29 March 2013 15:33

The Buzz:

        Doomsday Book consists of three completely separate short stories having to do with the end of the world. Part one follows the outbreak of the zombie apocalypse in Seoul, and one young man's transformation from a lonely bachelor, into a murdering zombie. Part two deals with a robot who has reportedly achieved Buddhist enlightenment, and man's reaction to the claim. And finally part three follows a young girl who's Internet purchase of an 8-ball (the billiards ball, not a bag of drugs) endangers the entire human race.

 

ATLANTIS: THE LOST EMPIRE (2001)

Friday, 22 March 2013 16:34

The Buzz:

        One of those Disney films from our childhood that flopped in the box office, but we all seem to remember fondly, Atlantis follows one Milo Thatch as he seeks to uncover the lost continent from legend. He meets up with an old friend of his grandfather's, who funds his expedition and provides an expert crew of explorers to aid him in his quest.

 

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About Us

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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