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2013 Episodes

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RC-M Poe-Vember: The Raven

Friday, 13 December 2013 18:05
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Our tour through the Poe cycle for 2013 concludes with a movie in a castle, where Vincent Price misses his dead wife, Peter Lorre is always drunk, and Jack Nicholson makes a lot of goofy faces - but it's completely different from every other Poe movie, we swear! Find out how with this look at 1963's The Raven.


Produced and written by Alex "Philosophic_Al" Lane for TankedMatinee.com


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RC-M Poe-Vember: Pit and the Pendulum / Masque of the Red Death

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 17:37
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Poe-Vember continues with a look over two of the most opulent and colorful of the Poe films, explaining how POV shots and fancy paintjobs can mess with your mind.

Produced and edited by Alex "Philosophic_Al" Lane for TankedMatinee.com


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RC-M Poe-Vember: Tales of Terror

Saturday, 16 November 2013 00:36
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Edgar Allan Poe-Vember gets underway with an overview of Corman's five-year, eight-film series of psychological horror movies, then takes a look at Tales of Terror, an anthology film starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Vincent Price, Basil Rathbone, and Vincent Price!


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RC-M: Hallo-Weekend 2013 Quadruple-Feature

Saturday, 02 November 2013 18:22
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For those of you still celebrating Halloween this weekend, Roger Cor-MANIA! digs up four Corman-related horror flicks from the '70s and '80s. It's a grab bag of mummies, vampires, Frankensteins and freaks in this 2013 Hallo-weekend marathon.

These four films can be purchased in the "Vampires, Mummies, and Monsters" collection from SHOUT! Factory. All media used in this production do not necessarily represent the video quality of any particular product.

Produced and edited by Alex "Philosophic_Al" Lane for TankedMatinee.com


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RC-M: A Bucket of Blood & Little Shop of Horrors

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 02:24
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In this episode, we check out a pair of movies that helped Roger Corman break new ground in the comedy genre and achieve mainstream success despite his usual thriftiness. The fact that they're basically the exact same story told two different ways is just one more way to be efficient! Prepare for one part beatniks, one part botany with the black comedies "A Bucket of Blood" and "Little Shop of Horrors."

Commentary by Alex "Philosophic_Al" Lane for TankedMatinee.com


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RC-M: Not of This Earth (1995)

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 01:13
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Philosophic_Al takes a third look at the classic tale of Mr. Johnson, his attractive nurse, and a lot of lackluster special effects with the '95 version of "Not of This Earth." Does the presence of a well-known lead make this the definitive edition? And was the original even worth re-making AGAIN, anyway?

Commentary written and produced by Alex "Philosophic_Al" Lane for TankedMatinee.com


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RC-M: Not of This Earth (1957 & 1988)

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 03:00
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Think Hollywood's obsession with remakes is a recent development? Nope, Roger Corman was a trend-setter there, too. One script, two movies, and thirty years between them - so which version is more worth watching? (Hint: it might be the one with more nudity in it)

Commentary by Alex "Philosophic_Al" Lane for TankedMatinee.com


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RC-M: Galaxy of Terror

Tuesday, 03 September 2013 01:53
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In this new series, Philosophic_Al is back with a mission: to watch and review every movie Roger Corman ever made. We begin with a brief overview of Corman's lengthy career, and then weigh the strengths and weaknesses of the 1981 cult classic "Galaxy of Terror." Also, see Biggs' earlier take on the movie here.

New episodes on the first and third Monday of every month!

Commentary produced, written, and edited by Alex "Philosophic_Al" Lane for TankedMatinee.com

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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