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EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE (2000)

Saturday, 28 September 2013 20:07
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The Buzz:

 

     Kuzco is a self centered emperor who is turned into a Llama and forced to become appreciative of the power of friendship in order to get his human body back. Yzma is a power hungry witch who vengefully turns Kuzco into a llama in order to usurp the throne. Kronk is a dim-witted muscle bound lackey of Yzma who secretly struggles with following the orders of a mad woman. Pacha is a simple farmer who just wants to protect his family and village from destruction by the uncaring Kuzco, but is also driven by doing the right thing to help Kuzco get his human form back. All in all a largely stereotypical set of characters in generally predictable plot somehow turn this into a lesser known gem of Disney.


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STRANGE BREW (1983)

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 04:44
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(NOTE FROM TANKED MATINEE: One of our currently inactive staff members had their account hacked. Upon regaining access to the account, we found an interesting draft of a review saved in their “to be posted folder.” We decided to post the review as saved, with no edits or changes, so…um…enjoy?)


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THE NUDE BOMB (1980)

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 21:56
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The Buzz:

     Would you believe…it’s up to Agent Maxwell Smart to keep the world clothed? KAOS, an evil crime syndicate, has created a new type of weapon that will destroy all of the worlds clothing and Smart is the only one “up” for the challenge.


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YOUNG ADULT (2011)

Saturday, 10 August 2013 21:51
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The Buzz:

        Young Adult is the story of what happens when the stereotypical ‘It girl’ from high school never actually grows up. The movie opens up on a normal day for Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron), a fiction writer who can barely put down the booze bottle long enough to take care of her dog. After receiving an e-mail announcing the birth of her high school sweetheart's (Buddy Slade, played by Patrick Wilson) new baby, Mavis returns to her small hometown in hopes of rekindling what they had, because perfect timing, right?

 


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POOTIE TANG (2001)

Thursday, 11 July 2013 01:02
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The Buzz:

     Originally based on a sketch from The Chris Rock Show, Pootie Tang is a blaxploitation film with turn-of-the-millenium style and sensibilities. It chronicles the tale of jive-talking musician/ladies' man/crime-fighter/all-around nice guy Pootie Tang, who uses the magical whuppin' belt left to him by his father, Daddie Tang, to clean up the streets and defend inner city children from the depredations of Corporate America. Have you seen Black Dynamite? If you didn't like it, we have nothing further to discuss. If you did like it, Pootie Tang is basically Black Dynamite if it were written and directed by Louis CK. That's right, Louis CK made a blaxploitation movie, in 2001, and you should totally watch it.


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I SELL THE DEAD (2008)

Saturday, 25 May 2013 19:54
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The Buzz:

 

    Arthur Blake (Dominic Monaghan) was just a child when he became the apprentice of local grave robber Willie Grimes (Larry Fessenden). Eventually the duo comes across the darker side of grave robbing, that's right… the undead. From there a run in with a more ruthless rival group leads to the pair being framed for murder.  

 

 

 

 

 


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MY STEPDAD'S A FREAKIN' VAMPIRE (2009)

Saturday, 04 May 2013 19:30
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The Buzz:

    High school senior Rusty Funkouser is an aspiring magician 

like his late father. When he finds the mailman dead in his attic
the janitor at his school informs him he comes from a long line protecting the world from vampires - the leader of whom is his current stepdad! This low budget coming of age vampire tale is a throw back to classic 80s films while maintaining a modern edge.

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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MOONRISE KINGDOM (2012)

Thursday, 18 April 2013 05:46
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The Buzz:

     I am not the only member of my family who loves movies to an unreasonable degree. Though my tastes veer mostly toward the obscure and the absurd, my brother and mother both enjoy more thoughtful films with “character moments” and “artistry” and all that crap. So it was that during Christmas of 2012, we decided to get together as a family and enjoy what my brother called “Wes-Anderson-fest,” a marathon of subtle comedies that all involve dysfunctional families, methodical pacing, and ludicrously intricate set design. Anderson is a highly respected filmmaker, whose movies are high-brow and dryly humorous with ensemble casts packed with beloved performers, and as I sat there, nursing a Manhattan and watching Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray quip their way across the Instagram-colored screen, I found myself thinking “these movies are too good, I can’t drink to this!”

 

     Upon reflection, though, I’ve realized that sometimes it’s okay to break away from being my usual “reverse film snob,” who only lauds hidden gems and trash cinema, and indulge in being a plain old regular film snob. Wes Anderson’s movies are good, and they deserve our appreciation, as long as you’re in the right mood for them. 2012's “Moonrise Kingdom” is Anderson’s most recent offering, and despite being a period piece focusing mostly on relatively unknown child actors, it has so much creativity and charm that, if you’ve never seen one of his movies before, it's a great place to begin.

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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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