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THE BAY (2012)

Friday, 20 December 2013 07:26

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIGHT NIGHT (2011)

Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00

The Buzz:

     Twenty-six years after Fright Night (a cult film at best) was released, Hollywood decided that yet another flick cannot be left well enough alone and needed to be remade.  This time around the story is set in Las Vegas, rather than suburbia, but I think that adds well to the story because a night lifestyle is accepted there.  If I were a vampire I would definitely consider a city that never sleeps and is a tourist/hooker honeypot as my home.  This time Charley is a geek acting under cover as a cool kid in order to score major poon tang, which I totally respect.  Colin Farrell pulls off a very good Dandridge character; smoldering good looks help him out in this category.  They tweaked the Peter Vincent character a bit because late night horror shows don’t exist anymore.  Instead, he is an over the top Vegas showman/vampire killer, and man, David Tennant puts on a hell of a show.  Oh yeah, Anton Yelchin doesn’t suck like the original Charley did either, but the same cannot be said about Evil Ed.

 

 

FRIGHT NIGHT (1985)

Thursday, 09 May 2013 02:45

The Buzz:

     Charley Brewster is your normal high school nerd except for the fact that he has a girlfriend (which, as a geek, I can say is pretty strange).  He does well at school and comes home to a loving mother and what we can assume is a metric ton of porn.  One of his vices is late night horror movies hosted by none other than the greatest vampire hunter of all time: Peter Vincent.  Oh, and there is one other thing, his new neighbor is a vampire and nobody believes Charley.  Is Jerry Dandridge really a vampire or is Charley just a little bit nuts?

 

 

 

 

 

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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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