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THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (2014)

Sunday, 04 May 2014 19:06

The Buzz:

 

     Peter Parker has settled into his role as Spider-Man, but the truth about why his parents abandoned him still haunts him. Now his long time friend, Harry Osborn, is back and finding out he's dying of a rare genetic disorder in which Spider-Man's blood may be the only cure. Additionally a new menace is ravaging the streets of New York and hell bent on Spidey's destruction. What is the price that Parker must pay to be a hero?

IRONCLAD (2011)

Thursday, 04 July 2013 17:22

The Buzz:

     Set in Magna Carta-era England during the reign of King John (the same one from all the Robin Hood movies), Ironclad is basically a remake of The Seven Samurai, but set in medieval Europe instead of feudal Japan. It follows the central character of Marshall, a retired Templar Knight back from the Crusades, as he becomes embroiled in an ideological struggle between the autocratic King John and the more forward-thinking Barons, who want to uphold the Magna Carta’s principles of rule by consent of the people and democracy and all that good stuff. The important thing is, we get to watch a group of British badasses fight Vikings in a castle for two hours, and it’s awesome.

 

JOHN DIES AT THE END (2012)

Sunday, 26 May 2013 00:00

The Buzz:

     The only thing that you know going into this film is the fact that John dies at the end.  This helps the viewer not have a preconception of what to expect and just adds to the enjoyment of this mind-fuck festival.  The plot centers around Dave and John who are normal people pushed into a crazy story they even they don’t fully understand.  I will not go into the plot more than that because I really do not know where to start; the film is like a fantasy world with infinite amounts of folds.  The movie comes from one of my favorite directors Don Coscarelli who created Phantasm, The Beastmaster, Bubba Ho-Tep and a sweet gem Kenny & Co.  And it’s great to see what Don can do on a bigger budget as his base ideas have always been brilliant, yet untapped.  And just remember don’t be too surprised when John Dies at the End.

 

 

SHOOT 'EM UP (2007)

Monday, 18 February 2013 16:59

The Buzz

     Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, and Monica Belluci star in a hyperviolent stylized conspiracy looney toon about a drifter and a hooker protecting a baby as they attempt to elude hitmen and government agents. This may not sound special initially, but don’t let the innocuous description fool you. The level of self-awareness, sharp humor, and jaw-droppingly badass visuals make this movie absolutely essential viewing for anyone who’s ever raised a glass to cinema.

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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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