Tag: Decent Movie

From the Vaults: The Cube

Cube_The_Movie_Poster_ArtIt has been a while since I have opened up the vaults. So why the hell not open it now and take a look at one of the more underrated horror movies of the late 90’s. Horror movies of the 1990’s kind of sucked, let’s just be honest. Everyone was going through their cynical rebellious phase which worked well for a lot of stuff like music… But it didn’t exactly do any favors for the horror film industry that made every movie look like they couldn’t be bothered to make anything of value. But there were a few hidden gems out there. I have already mentioned Event Horizon in the past and now I am going to mention another fan favorite of mine, The Cube. I will say this right now, The Cube 2: Hypercube and The Cube: Zero are absolute trash and besmirch what the original movie set out to do. However, the first movie is an excellent film with a unique message of what happens when bureaucracy runs wild.

Set in an omnipresent cube, six people wake up to find themselves trapped inside with no recollection of how they got there in the first place. Most of the rooms in the cube have deadly traps inside that threaten the protagonists at every turn. The protagonists must come to terms with their surroundings and learn how to avoid the traps and escape the dreaded sarcophagus. Continue reading “From the Vaults: The Cube”

Tanner Reviews Ricki & The Flash

Ricki_and_the_Flash_posterMeryl Streep as a past-her-prime 1970’s Rock’N’Roll singer? Oh I had to see this. It is interesting that, out of a year of so much polarization, it is sort of soothing to come up with a movie that was middle of the road. By no means was this the films ambition, the film certainly has ambition a plenty. Sadly though, sometimes things didn’t go quite as planned… That is just how it works sometimes and you have something that just comes across as a little odd, which is exactly what Ricki & The Flash is, a solid amount of ambition mixed in with an odd story, and even odder pacing.

Ricki & The Flash is one of those movies for your mom and dad. It is a movie geared towards the nostalgia of that generation now well in their fifties to sixties. With tracks from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and with a co-starring of Rick Springfield of all people mixed in with the story of upper middle class people dealing with the problems of divorce and the adulthood of their children. For any of you who get pissy from seeing the ‘Only 90’s kids will get this’, if you get misty eyed at this movie, you have no room to judge! Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Ricki & The Flash”