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TREMORS (1990)

Wednesday, 05 June 2013 03:59

The Buzz:

    It’s the film that started them all.  Our regular readers might remember that I wrote a marathon piece on these films a while back.  But I felt they deserved their own respective entries for the short attention span person inside us all.  This is thought of as the best giant worm movie ever made by many film historians, and has aged very well.  In the first installment we find very young Kevin Bacon and a not quite old yet version of Fred Ward getting their first glimpse of the monsters.  Being this is a film that was not supposed to set up any sequels, it is a well told story and has some great effects.  Overall this is a really fun film that can be appreciated without the other films, or much more with them.

 

 

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (1986)

Monday, 15 April 2013 04:23

The Buzz:

     Jack Burton is your average truck-drivin’ man who seems to always find himself in the strangest of circumstances.  While trying to collect on a debt from his good friend he stumbles upon a kidnapping involving his good friend’s fiancée.  This escalates very quickly into uncovering Chinese gang warfare in the heart of San Francisco and an ancient evil named David Lo Pan.  The film quickly escalates into a martial arts comedy unlike anything you have ever seen.  You may say is it even better than My Name is Bruce; this film is the one of the best things to come out of the 80’s and a real treat.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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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