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Survival Log - True Blood: Season 2 pt. 1 Featured

Friday, 18 March 2016 12:00
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        Well, here I am halfway through the second season of this adventure I’ve set for myself, and I find myself wondering if this show is deliberately shooting itself in the foot. Now, to be fair, I never read books this series is based on; an ex of mine did, and she enjoyed them, but she also believed dogs were evil killing-machines. So suffice to say, my motivation to do so has been low. However, I DO know that this show came out in 2008, three years after the book Twilight came out, and I’m seeing some similarities in story-telling.


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Survival Log - True Blood: Season 1 pt. 2 Featured

Friday, 04 March 2016 00:00
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        So this article is a fair bit late in its arrival. This is in part due to a sudden spike in my work schedule, but also because it has taken me this long to even attempt to martial my thoughts about the first season of this show into a coherent article. By which I mean, I’ve hopefully generated enough thoughts to actually write something with enough substance to constitute an article.


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Survival Log - True Blood: Season 1 pt. 1 Featured

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 00:00
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        The first run of “Survival Log” has begun, and since I’ve hit the halfway point of Season 1, I figured it was time for a milestone article. And I’m not sure what surprises me the most: that I’ve gotten this far in only a couple days, that I’ve been sober for all of it, or that so far I’ve actually enjoyed the show.


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Survival Log - Prequel Featured

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 00:05
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        I am a glutton for punishment. One kind of has to be to perform their duties as a contributor at our particular website. In my quest for hidden gems and noteworthy indie films, I’ve had to wade through a LOT of junk. And somehow, I enjoy it. I love movies that have no right to be as good as they turn out to be (aka pretty much anything from Ross Patterson). And sometimes a movie that turned out absolutely awful can be fun for all the wrong reasons.


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Return of the Riffing

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 17:44
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                Just back in December a crowd funding project over at Kickstarter broke records for money raised for a film/TV project. What that project was was to bring back a cult classic show called Mystery Science Theater 3000. If you’re unfamiliar, not only is your life inherently worse than mine because of it, but I’ll fill you in on the premise. A guy and a couple of robots, which are puppets, are trapped in a space station by a mad scientist and forced to watch really bad public domain movies, their only way of dealing with this torture is to make fun of everything. So the crowd funding project raised almost 13 million dollars for a new season of MST3K after it’s been off the air for over 15 years. This has prompted a lot of discussion about the show and one article in particular caught my eye. Here’s a link. The article is about how MST3K helped a man through two rough times in his life when he otherwise may have lost everything… he attributes MST3Ks ability to make light of the worst things as what saved him. And that got me thinking as to why MST3K is my most favorite show ever… and what it means to me. And I realized that while not only would there be no Tanked Matinee if it were for MST3K (this whole site was started by a bunch of friends watching bad movies and making fun of them), but it has a very special and personal impact on me as well.


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GAMING: WILDSTAR

Monday, 12 May 2014 19:01
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     Do you like running around expansive worlds firing bullets from guns and/or your mind? What if sometimes those bullets were lasers and the world was inhabited by multitudes of alien life forms bent on finding out what you taste like?! You can’t do that shit in the real world, but you can in Wildstar, and that’s why Wildstar is more awesome than your humdrum existence of paying taxes and microwave dinners!


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Top 13 Movies for Halloween

Sunday, 06 October 2013 18:43
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     So it's October. We all know what that means; everyone is getting ready for Halloween! Amongst the Tanked Matinee team I'm the one who's most in tune with all that is dark and spooky. If it sends shivers down your spine it will like send shivers up my... uh... that might be inappropriate. That is to say if it makes your hair stand on end it surely makes my... hmm... let's just say I am dubbing myself Tanked Matinee's Pumpkin King and continue on, shall we?

 


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Monticello Reserve Ale (Starr Hill)

Friday, 26 July 2013 12:00
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        Coming from the Starr Hill brewing company, this Monticello Reserve Ale hails from the from Thomas Jefferson's plantation by the same name. Supposedly based on the original recipe brewed at the plantation and served as a "table liquor" to guests, the beer consists of lightly hopped wheat and corn.


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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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