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The Buzz:

     Take at look at the masterpiece created by renowned film producer St. James St. James (made when he was only about 10 years old!), in which Sal Bando returns home from the horrors of Vietnam to find that America has changed a lot since he's been gone.  Namely, the Mexicans have taken over the pool servicing industry!  After his wife and child are killed by a Mexican pool boy, Bando begins a crusade to take back the pool service industry, by force!

 

Life of the Party:

     Just take a look at the cast.  Kevin Sorbo and Danny Trejo are the lead roles!  If just reading that didn't give you a bit of chub, then you might be on the wrong movie review site!  The humor of this movie is bizarre.  Random shit just happens for no goddamn reason, out of nowhere!  The dialogue is strange, and purposefully awful in spots.  And the occasional interruptions by St. James St. James to explain the film background just serve to complete this hideously awesome movie.  Unlike bad films that think they're serious art, Pool Boy is entirely self-aware, and plays off of that to keep the audience entertained throughout, despite having every warning sign that normally tells you to hit stop and find something else to watch.

 

Potential Hangovers:

     Not everybody likes this style of humor.  Some of us want our movie to make perfect sense.  Others can only appreciate high-brow humor and comedy.  Some viewers expect grammy-worthy acting and story with every movie they deign to watch.  If this describes you, then pass right on by Pool Boy. 

 

The Vibe:

     If you liked films like Airplane and Hot Shots Pt. Deux,  then Pool Boy is right up your alley.  The bizarre, tongue-in-cheek self-aware humor will please those of us who love a little bit (or a lot a bit) of weird in our lives.  Best enjoyed with like-minded friends and a few good drinks.  Watching it solo can be done, but it just won't have the same effect.

 

Plus/Minus:

+ A bizarre film full of strange humor, awkward circumstances, and plenty of WTF'ery

-  Not everyone can appreciate this sort of film

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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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