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The Buzz:

     Growing up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland was a unique experience for a young kid; it was boring, but at least there was nothing to do.  This part of Maryland is very different than what most people picture of the state; it is mainly farmland and wetlands.  One of the biggest threats to the way of life there is ecological, because the economy thrives on healthy water.  This film tackles this huge fear in a very plausible and quasi-scientific way.  This is another found footage style film, which seems to be a kick that I am on.  It’s horror in some ways, but it doesn’t really fit any genre 100%.  If you have an hour and a half to kill and want a good way to make the clock speed on, give this film a shot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life of the Party:

     It seems that with every one of these found footage style films that I watch, I am continuously impressed by the creative ways they find to show the action.  The film centers on a webcast for a new station, FaceTime conversations, Skype calls, dashboard cams, and even home video.  The fact that they used all of these to literally document every moment of the incident really does a lot to bring you into the moment, so to speak.  The film flashes from past to present and tracks the discovery of the pathogen, until it attacks the town.  The creature and gore effects are pretty damn well done for a film of this type, and look real rather than just cheesy.  The acting goes a long way to selling the story and fear as well; it is a group of nobodies, and I think that makes us relate to them even more.  The biggest surprise of the movie for me was the end credits though, when I saw this was directed by fucking Barry Levinson!  If that doesn’t make any sense, just look him up….I’ll wait….okay I mean Holy Shit right?!

 

Hi There!

 

Possible Hangovers:

     If you don’t like found footage style films then you simply will hate this movie, because this is the grand-daddy of them all.  Also it has some light gore and if you do not like the creepy crawlies then this is the wrong film for you.  Otherwise I see no issues with any part of this film, except that it might not interest everyone because of its ecological message.

 

Smile for the Camera!

 

The Vibe: (Casual Gathering, Marathon Worthy)

     I think with the right group of people both of these vibes could apply; it fits great in a found footage marathon, which is becoming a genre within itself.  Also I think these films are ripe for the casual drinking of a group of people because you can laugh at the screams, and the scares are that much better a little bit buzzed.

 

Drinking Games:

~ Drink when you see a bug

~ Drink when a chicken is mentioned

~ Drink when you see a wound/sore

~ HARD MODE: Drink when you see or hear the word water

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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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