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10 CLOVERFIELD LANE (2016)

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 01:11

The Buzz:

 

     The Dude's best friend saves that pink haired girl from Scott Pilgrim and a guy who was in a musical based on a Green Day album. He keeps them in his creepy rape dungeon for their own good due to a supposed nuclear attack. Three people, one tiny space, and no idea what the fuck is happening outside.... queue Yakkity Saks. 

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.

 

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]

 

TREASURE PLANET (2002)

Friday, 16 May 2014 04:06

The Buzz: 

        Treasure Planet is one of those Disney movies that many people seem to have nostalgia for, despite practically nobody having actually seen it when it came out. This movie, along with the similarly action-oriented Atlantis: The Lost Empire, was made during a brief period where Disney was experimenting with epic, somewhat gritty animated adventure films involving male leads, as this was before they settled on the massive money-making potential of just slapping princesses all over everything and calling it a day.

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.

 

SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED (2012)

Friday, 31 January 2014 03:17

     We truly have reached an interesting time when mildly popular internet memes are enough to inspire entire films. The ad depicted on the poster actually did run in Backwoods Home Magazine back in 1997 (Spoilers: It was a gag written by a staff member) and many years later was rediscovered as one of those mildly interesting bits of weirdness that floats around online imageboards. The suggestion of supernatural adventures lurking just outside the periphery of normal life was just mildly interesting enough to inspire writer/producer Derek Connolly and director Colin Trevorrow to create this movie, about a crew of journalists who track down the ad's mysterious author and try to determine whether he's completely mad, or a genuine mad scientist.

 

THE COLONY (2013)

Friday, 24 January 2014 12:00

The Buzz:

        Some time in the future man has discovered how to control the weather (since apparently in that universe there has never been dozens of movies made showing just how bad an idea this can be). And sure enough, it's all gone to hell, and now Earth is stuck in a permanent ice age, with survivors living in small colonies. When our heroes receive a distress call from a nearby colony that then goes silent, and expedition is sent out, which causes an avalanche of events that spiral out of control (a description about as cliché as this film).

 

HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (2013)

Sunday, 01 December 2013 19:07

The Buzz:

 

     The second installment of the Hunger Games trilogy which follows the novels of the same names, we see Katniss and Peeta adapting to life as victors of the 74th Hunger Games. Forced to continue the false love affair, that saved them in the games, in front of the public and go on a Victory Tour; the two see that they are seen as symbols of a growing rebellion against the Capitol. President Snow tries to convince Katniss to placate the populace, but her stubborn attitude doesn't allow that. Forced to remove Katniss from the equation in a manner that will not cause riots... President Snow and his new head game master Plutark devise that the 75th Hunger Games will be fought by previous victors... placing Katniss and Peeta back in the arena to fight for their lives.

 

BREEDERS (1986)

Saturday, 23 November 2013 21:43

The Buzz:

 

     An alien crashes in to earth accompanied by a what appears to be Two-Face reincarnated as a woman… and a stripper. Crashing in the courtyard of an all girl’s school and setting up a lair in what appears to be the abandoned sex dungeon of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the alien begins abducting the students of the school with the intent of using them to reproduce to take over the planet!

 

 

V/H/S (2012)

Friday, 22 November 2013 07:37

The Buzz:

     This film is technically the first in a series with the sequel V/H/S 2, which has already been reviewed on our site.  The film is basically a montage of short films bracketed by a story that is supposed to explain why these tapes are being watched.  So it is hard to take this film and talk about it as a whole, but we can give it a shot.  If you have a thing for sci-fi and horror but a short attention span, this may very well be your cup of tea.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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