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THE PROTECTOR 2 (2013)

Friday, 12 September 2014 12:00

The Buzz:

        The follow on to The Protector (there given a glowing review by Boman), once again somebody has had a large enough break from sanity to steal an elephant from Tony Jaa. But instead of a woman and an old man (who were totally evil and deserved it), the bad guy this time is RZA (thereby negating one of Boman's "double bonus" points he gave the first film) and his crew of bloodthirsty pit fighters straight out of Bloodsport. Violence and acupuncture wielding pixie-girls ensue.

 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2014)

Saturday, 02 August 2014 06:56

The Buzz:

        I...don't even. Peter Quill AKA "Star Lord" starts this film on a simple job to recover an artifact a-la "Raiders of the Lost Ark." However the journey (stupidly so) spirals out of control on a quest of galactic significance to save...everyone (?) from the threat of Ronan the Accuser.

 

IN A WORLD (2013)

Friday, 25 July 2014 15:15

The Buzz:

        Lake Bell stars as Carol, a voice coach who suddenly finds herself in a position to start being a competing force in the industry of movie trailer voiceovers. But her competition is an arrogant father who's been a staple of the scene for decades, his protégé, and the fact that this work has been dominated by males since its beginning.

 

DEAR MR. WATTERSON (2013)

Friday, 11 July 2014 12:00

The Buzz:

        A documentary that examines the popularity of Calvin & Hobbes, through interviews with various comic artists, archivists, and fans.

 

GODZILLA (2014)

Friday, 16 May 2014 12:00

The Buzz:

        Really? Do I have to write something here? [EDITOR'S NOTE: Yes, you do] It's fucking Godzilla! If you can't already guess at what this movie's general theme is then you mustn't be old enough to see a movie like this. [EDITOR'S NOTE: Point taken]

 

VALHALLA RISING (2009)

Friday, 09 May 2014 14:35

The Buzz:

        A savage warrior, held captive by a Norse chieftain and forced to fight for money, escapes his bonds. Soon after this warrior, deemed One-Eye, and a young slave boy join forces with a group of Christian warriors to journey to the Holy Land. But their vessel is lost at sea, and they find themselves in a new world full of dangers.

 

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

 

ELYSIUM (2013)

Friday, 04 April 2014 14:22

The Buzz:      

        In a future, the Earth is now overpopulated, and overrun with crime and disease. The wealthy have created a massive space station in orbit named Elysium, where there is no disease, or even any real struggle. Matt Damon plays the role of Max, an ex-car thief who becomes lethally dosed with radiation, and now must reach Elysium in order to cure himself. And then somehow super-powering exo-suits and political power-struggles happen.

 

THE GIRL FROM THE NAKED EYE (2012)

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 17:07

The Buzz:

        Jake is a driver for a club that runs a prostitution ring, taking the girls to their rendezvous and keeping them safe. But when the woman he's developed feelings for winds up dead, he begins a quest for revenge as he evades the cops, gangsters, and his boss' goons.

 

The Buzz:

        “Not Zero Dark Thirty” tells the tale of how American forces tracked down and killed Osama Bin Laden.

 

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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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