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BIG MONEY HUSTLAS (2001)

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 21:25

The Buzz


YES, THIS IS AN INSANE CLOWN POSSE MOVIE. NO, DO NOT CLOSE THE WINDOW. Just bear with me. I know what it looks like. I, too, was dubious when my friend Drew recommended it to me. And he, too, told me to bear with him. I am so glad I did. On the back of the box of this movie, it says that it is for juggalos exclusively(ICP fans, for those who don't know the parlance), but upon viewing it, that is wholly not the case. What it is, in fact, is an uproariously self-referential crime comedy where Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J of ICP (I hate that I know their names now) play a hardboiled cop and a crime lord in conflict in the streets of New York City. The story is mundane, but the constant fourth-wall-breaking dialogue and unsubtle gags make for an excellent, genuinely funny film to drink to. Also, it features a cameo of the Misfits, Dolemite (the real one!) and a legitimate actor that you might not expect!

POOTIE TANG (2001)

Thursday, 11 July 2013 01:02

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.

HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN (2011)

Friday, 15 February 2013 07:36

The Buzz:

     In this homage to 70's grindhouse ultra-violence Rutger Hauer plays a Hobo in a downtrodden world who picks up a shotgun and slowly takes out the evil gangsters that rule the land.  Wrath on both sides ensues and the film goes exactly where you expect it to go.  What it lacks in story it makes up for with a big dose of Rutger Freaking Hauer!

 

 

 

 

 

DEAR GOD, NO! (2011)

Saturday, 08 September 2012 15:36

The Buzz:

     In this super low budget exploitation film we follow a group of no morale bikers as they rape and murder their way to eventually end up in the home of a scientist and his family. After harassing and threatening the tables are eventually turned when an unexpected visitor shows up. What this movie lacks in great acting, sound, or cinematography it attempts to make up for in pushing the envelope in terms of violence and sexuality. 

 

FATHER'S DAY (2011)

Saturday, 08 September 2012 14:58

The Buzz:

     Troma brings us their newest romp of gore and absurdity! Years ago a serial rapists and murderer assaulted fathers the country over. Now he has returned and only a one-eyed vigilante, a gay male hooker, and a priest can hunt him down and put an end to the terror once and for all. Filmed in the style of a 70's exploitation/grindhouse picture, this retro looked modern classic makes "Hobo with a Shotgun" look like a college film student project. 

 

AMERICAN GRINDHOUSE (2010)

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 17:26

The Buzz:

     A documentary detailing the rise of the grindhouse theatre and film phenomenon, including its various styles and sub-genres. Includes interviews with some of the big names in producing and directing that made these films what they are, and analysis of various movies and styles to break down “Grindhouse” into its component parts.

MACHETE MAIDENS UNLEASHED! (2010)

Monday, 16 July 2012 18:03

The Buzz:

     This documentary goes behind the scenes of those classic drive-in movies known as “exploitation films.” Specifically, the backstory behind the sudden uprising in Filipino movie making during the 60's and 70's that led to this huge craze, and how exploitation films evolved over the years.

SUGAR HILL (1974)

Thursday, 12 July 2012 19:18

 The Buzz:

     The script writers in Exploitation Town are at it again. After some gangsters murder her boyfriend for the rights to his nightclub, Sugar Hill embarks on a quest to avenge her fallen man. No she doesn't go on a Rambo-esque shoot-em-up-car-chase rampage through town, like most other exploitation flicks. She goes one step further, summoning a small army of zombies to avenge her boyfriend's death!

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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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