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The Buzz:

 

     Saint James St. James does it again! There is absolutely nothing about this movie that isn’t fantastic.  We’re talking about an all-star cast: Barry Bostwick, Lin Shaye, Brush McGill, Ray Wise, Hercules (some know him as Kevin Sorbo) and of course, Ross Patterson!  If these names don’t make you tingle with prepubescent joy, then I do not believe this site is for you.  

 

Life of the Party:

 

     This is a little piece of American history that you get to see IN REAL TIME. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd president of the US of A, takes the fight to the werewolves and Nazi’s after getting polio from an infected werewolf bite.  Don’t let anyone tell you any differently, this movie will have you in tears for hours after the movie ends.

 

 

Potential Hangovers:

 

     I don’t even want to write in this section. I feel like I am being made to because it’s in the template I originally made…. Fine, fuck you, I’ll do it.

 

Nazi werewolf

 

"No Mein Furor, NEIN fucks will be given"

 

 

     As was pointed out in Enuncia’s Poolboy: Drowning out the Fury review shot, this style of humor doesn’t do it for everyone, and that is unfortunate. It doesn’t border on the ridiculous, it punches ridiculous in the testicles and stands triumphantly on its quivering body.  Seeing FDR ride around in a wheelchair that should have been featured on Death Race is too much for some people to handle. Gratuitous and sexual humor/dialogue also turns off some viewers, and this movie has them in spades, along with violence (Hurray violence!).  The talent in this movie is having fun, and it clearly shows.

 

The Vibe:

 

     Fans of absurd comedy and anyone who can watch a movie without having to take everything so seriously will adore this movie.  No, FDR: American Badass! Doesn’t have the largest budget, or the greatest special effects, but it does have Barry Bostwick killing Nazi werewolves in a personal death machine.  The dialogue alone makes this movie a hit in my eyes, and the clever word play will surprise you even after multiple viewings (believe me on that one, and we know how I love to pick up on movie phrases).

 

Lemywinks

 

"A brand new adventure awaits for you Lemywinks!"

 

I’ve had fun with this movie even when I watched it myself, but I really don’t think that is where it shines. Watch this movie with your favorite party drink in hand amongst your preferred social circle, you will not be disappointed.   

 

 

Plus/Minus:

 

+ Alternate History plot line that puts Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to shame!

+Nazi Werewolves: Still a better love story than Twilight

+Cleavon Buford

- I don’t have it on repeat all day
-far-out humor doesn’t reach all viewers
+-violent and sexual…if that concerns you

 

FDR: American Badass Drinking Game

Drink every time a historical figure (even a parody of) is introduced

Waterfall every time the polio legs are shown on screen

 

Ben Marsh, aka Tanked Matinee's Most Pantsless Man is a hobbyist, musician, artist, and rum connoisseur. You can follow him on twitter @bencmarsh and listen to him ramble about space wolves or something.

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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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