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Mindhunters (2004)

Monday, 15 June 2015 06:08

The Buzz:

A party of potential FBI profilers embark on a final test to make it into the Bureau, but of course it’s not a movie unless one of them is secretly a SERIAL KILLER! In a modern re-telling (well…kind of) of “12 Little Indians,” out group of…characters (not quite heroes) must figure out which one of them is the Puppet Master aka Bad Guy before their evil plan ends in all of their deaths.

 

THE FROZEN GROUND (2013)

Friday, 18 April 2014 12:00

The Buzz:

        The true(ish) story of the serial killer Robert Hansen. A young prostitute escapes the clutches of a man who murders young women, setting off a chain of events that eventually led to the killer's capture by the Alaskan State Troopers. Starring Nicholas Cage, John Cusack, and Vanessa Hudgens.    

Life of the Party:

        So, if you're anything like me, you probably saw those first two names and started to have some doubts. But I'm here to tell you to go ahead and dispel them; Cage and Cusack turn out a pretty good crime-thriller. The story is intriguing, even if I don't know just how “based on true events” the film is

 

APOLLO 18 (2011)

Friday, 10 January 2014 12:00

The Buzz:

     So I evidently have a burning desire to see every found footage style film available on Netflix, and this one was a recent update to the site.  The main difference with this particular film is that I actually remember hearing about it and seeing commercials; most of these types of movies do not get press.  This film hypothesizes that Apollo 17 was not the last trip we took to the moon, that there was one in secret that ended poorly to say the least.  To give an idea of what to expect the tag line is, “There’s a reason we didn’t go back”, and the reason evidently was because 90 minutes feels like an eternity there.  Without further delay I present to you my latest in my increasing obsession, maybe fetish with found footage, enjoy and remember not to go to the moon.

 

 

 

 

 

RED LIGHTS (2012)

Friday, 15 November 2013 16:16

The Buzz:

        A psychologist and her team, who specialize in exposing phony psychics and miracle-healers, suddenly have their work cut out for them when a renowned psychic comes out of retirement.

 

JACK REACHER (2012)

Friday, 18 October 2013 12:00

The Buzz:

        A sniper attack leaves the city paralyzed, and suddenly a man from the suspect's past, an ex-Army MP by the name of Jack Reacher, appears to investigate the case. But this supposedly open & shut case becomes much more complicated as a conspiracy of murder and corruption is uncovered.

 

GALAXY OF TERROR (1981)

Sunday, 25 August 2013 04:00

The Buzz:

     A ship on a rescue mission to a strange stormy planet uncovers a dark secret about their destination. The fate of the crew is grim as they struggle to understand what happened to the previous crew who crashed here and survive the horrors that lurk around every corner. This cult classic sci-fi thriller produced by B-Movie legend Roger Corman is a strange amalgamation of things that, while not working as well as one would like, doesn't stray too far off the mark.

 

 

 

 

EYE SEE YOU (2002)

Friday, 08 February 2013 03:16

The Buzz:

     After his wife is murdered by a brutal serial killer, a FBI agent (played by Sylvester Stallone) spirals into a deep depression, and eventually ends up at a rehabilitation center in the middle of nowhere. But very quickly things take a turn for the worse, as the staff and patients are picked off one-by-one. Now it's up to Stallone to catch the killer as a storm sets in a cuts them off from the outside world.

THE BOURNE LEGACY (2012)

Wednesday, 29 August 2012 09:29

The Buzz:

     Picking up where the Bourne trilogy left off (kinda), super agent Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) is betrayed by his agency (sorta), and sets on a path of revenge against them (-ish). Along the way he meets a doctor (Rachel Weisz) who's life is in danger from the same agency, and together they start their life on the run (maybe).

13 (2010)

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 17:36

The Buzz:

     The American remake of 2005 Swedish film 13 Tzameti, 13 follows young Vince, who's family is hurting for money. He stumbles upon a mysterious letter meant for a dead man, with the promise of lots of cash. Little does he know he's about to put his life on the line, as he's unwillingly forced to compete in a high stakes Russian Roulette tournament.

 

SE7EN (1995)

Tuesday, 22 May 2012 19:54

The Buzz:

     Morgan Freeman plays Detective Somerset, who has one week left till retirement, and is shackled with training his out-of-town replacement (Brad Pitt). But he might have to put retirement on hold, as there's a new serial killer on the loose, who is murdering his victims in bizarre enactments of the seven deadly sins. Time is running out, as the police have no clues, no suspects, and the killer is approaching his seventh masterpiece.

About Us

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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