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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 Pokémon. 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 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.

 

TREMORS 2: AFTERSHOCKS (1995)

Wednesday, 05 June 2013 04:33

The Buzz:

     This is the movie that followed the one that started it all!  Our regular readers might remember that I wrote a marathon piece on these films a while back.  But I felt they deserved their own respective entries for the short attention span person inside us all.  This time around the Graboids have moved to Mexico for a vacation, and decided to attack an oil refinery.  I guess there was nothing else that vibrated between the original town and freaking Mexico.  This film takes place five years in the future and only brings back Michael Gross and Fred Ward.  The film also introduces us to the evolved form, stage two if you will, of the Graboids which are called Screamers.  How is Fred Ward going to save some random Mexicans from the evil that is the Graboids?

 

 

TREMORS (1990)

Wednesday, 05 June 2013 03:59

The Buzz:

    It’s the film that started them all.  Our regular readers might remember that I wrote a marathon piece on these films a while back.  But I felt they deserved their own respective entries for the short attention span person inside us all.  This is thought of as the best giant worm movie ever made by many film historians, and has aged very well.  In the first installment we find very young Kevin Bacon and a not quite old yet version of Fred Ward getting their first glimpse of the monsters.  Being this is a film that was not supposed to set up any sequels, it is a well told story and has some great effects.  Overall this is a really fun film that can be appreciated without the other films, or much more with them.

 

 

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.

 

 

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 (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.

 

DEFENDOR (2009)

Friday, 17 May 2013 05:49

The Buzz:

     To build off of the current superhero craze (see our podcast for more info), we are going to look at a Canadian superhero; no not Powdered Toast Man, but Defendor.  I say Canadian because the film was made there and never got an American release, which is a damn shame.  The film is the story of a special needs (I don’t know if that’s PC, but if not….who the fuck cares) man who takes on the persona of Defendor to protect people from the bad men sent by his nemesis Captain Industry.  Along the way he meets a crack-addled prostitute who he sees as a lady in peril and a dirty cop working for his nemesis.  Will his actions help him defeat the Captain or will they lead him to a painful end?

 

 

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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?"

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