Tag: Book

Cheesy Romance Month: Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

download (1)Okay… I want to stress that watching this movie was a fucking chore for me. Not so much for the movie itself. But because, due to my busy schedule, I was unable to get to the movies before it went out of theaters so in order for me to watch the damn thing, I had to watch a bootlegged Spanish version of the movie and then find a transcript of the movie on the internet. The lengths that I went to get this fucking thing are absolutely mind boggling. The fact that this movie did very little for me didn’t help either. I will stress that this may be because I had to watch a bootlegged spanish version on the internet has something to do with it. But ultimately, even if this was in pristine HD English, I feel I would have still walked away with a similar experience.

You see… I’m just not a big fan of Seth Grahame Smith, his writing, or his stories. I find both Pride & Prejudice & Zombies and Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter to be little more than eye catching stories that are fun merely through novelty. While I do admit that I have not read the book, I did watch Dark Shadows and the movie version of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter and what I got from both of those is that the script was utter garbage. Luckily, the producers behind this movie realized this and got Burr Steers (who I swear to god is probably a male stripper from Reno) to handle the screen writing. Ultimately, I was happy to see that P&P&Z was more than just garter belt wearing women slaughtering zombies. But what I got was still a slightly satisfying watch. Continue reading “Cheesy Romance Month: Pride & Prejudice & Zombies”

Tanner and Brandon Review Divergent

Divergent_film_posterFor a special review of Tanner Reviews Brandon, Shaila, my roommates, and I went to the opening screening of the newest young adult movie to hit the theaters, Divergent. While most of my friends are camera shy, that did not prevent Brandon and I from jumping in front of the camera and giving our two cents after the movie was over. Despite the fact that they shut the lights off on us, we still got it finished.

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Tanner Reviews Murder on the Orient Express (10/18/2013)

Hopefully this will be the last old video for a while and next week we will have another episode of the Nerdiest Talk Show on Earth up. But for now please enjoy this classic video from a year back.

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Tanner Reviews John Dies at the End

John_dies_at_the_end_posterWell wasn’t this a surprise… I wasn’t able to see John Dies at the End when it came out earlier this year and was able to just recently check it out on Netflix. Going into this, I was ready for the absolute worst. The cover photo had all the pictures of your standard ‘two dude friends beat up shit with blunt objects’. Pretty much just a lesser version of Tucker & Dale vs. Evil or a horror version of Dude! Where’s My Car? Boy, was I wrong. This may not be one of the best movies that I have seen this year, but it is definitely one of the best horror/comedy films that I have seen in quite some time.

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Battle Royale vs. The Hunger Games: An Analysis

200px-Battle_Royale_JapaneseHunger_gamesAround the time The Hunger Games movie was released and people were praising both the book as well as the film for being a very gripping and original tale, the agitated manga otaku of the world were crying foul and betrayal from the rooftops. They demanded that the teenage death match game show that preceded The Hunger Games, Koushun Takami’s novel turned manga Battle Royale. For those unaware of these two books, both Battle Royale and The Hunger Games is set in a distopian future where a group of teenagers are forced into a fight to the death for the entertainment of others. It is a straight up gladiator style tournament where out of all the contestants (42 for Battle Royale and 24 for Hunger Games) only one can achieve victory. Continue reading “Battle Royale vs. The Hunger Games: An Analysis”