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Grave Encounters 2 (2012)

Friday, 06 December 2013 12:00

The Buzz:

     This is another found footage film from The Vicious Brothers, and set ten years after the original film.  This is a little different of a take on the ghost horror genre because in this case the film is literally going all Meta and basing itself on another found footage film.  There are certainly more scares in this installment as they try to address the main issue in the series, but the story is still pretty solid.  The movie even starts with vlogs reviewing the first film on YouTube and one of the reviewers turns out to be the main character.  If you are a fan of the found footage genre you should definitely give this film a shot like I did, you won’t regret it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grave Encounters (2011)

Friday, 06 December 2013 12:00

The Buzz:

     You know all those crappy haunting shows?  What if they were in fact real and came across a true haunted place?  This is the premise of Grave Encounters.  The film is introduced as a found footage compilation by the producer who says it’s from a TV show of the same name.  What we get is a behind the scenes filming of the show as well as a partially finished episode.  When things start to go to hell, like they do, we get to see the various fates of the characters from their point of view.  If you can deal with a “shaky-cam” film, this has a lot to offer and is quite well crafted.

 

 

 

 

 

TANKED MATINEE TREMORS MARATHON!

Thursday, 04 April 2013 08:15

   

 

     I wish to preface this Marathon Review by saying that this started out as having a drink and re-watching one of my favorite goofy sci-fi films.  My life was then transformed when I saw Netflix had all of the sequels as well, I figured “what the hell” and went for it.  What follows is the culmination of just a shade over six hours of viewing and the gruesome murder of two six packs and a little bit of moonshine.  Follow me on this journey of soul searching, finding the meaning of life, and farting on the couch and I mean a lot of that!  I proudly bring you a Tanked Matinee Marathon of the Tremors films.

 

 

Drunk Star Wars Marathon 2012

Monday, 16 April 2012 23:14

My Drunken Foray Into the Star Wars Universe

 

            So in my recent past, some friends and I decided it would be a good idea to watch all six Star Wars films, back to back, in one day (roughly 12-13 hours of straight film).  Not only that, but we decided it would be a good idea to be playing drinking games throughout all six films.  Because 12+ straight hours of heavy drinking starting at noon is ALWAYS a good idea, and since geeking out is such a socially acceptable activity, no complaints were raised.  The following is what I vaguely recall from the experience/what I was told I experienced by my friends later

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