So my apologies. It was my intention to start my 2017 reviews in a video style format. But low and behold I run into some problems. So we will have that to look forward to in a few a bit. But today… HOLY FUCKING SHIT THIS MOVIE IS ONE OF THE BEST GODDAMN MOVIES HORROR MOVIES I HAVE EVER SEEN!!! I am sorry, that isn’t incredibly professional of me, but I have to gush. It is rare that I see a movie at this time of year that is easily one of the best movies that I have ever seen, let alone great movies of 2017. The writing, the directing, the acting, the concept, the subtlety, every last piece of it has come together to make what can only be called, a perfect movie! Yeah, I said it! Fight me!
Get Out is the story of a young couple named Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and Rose (Allison Williams). The couple are about to go meet Rose’s family for the first time since they started dating four months ago. When Chris arrives, he is introduced to Rose’s family Dean (Bradley Whitford), Missy (Catherine Keener), and Rose’s brother Jeremy (Caleb Landry Jones). Once there, Chris instantly becomes uneasy with the family. Not only with their clearly covert racism but from the reaction of the Armitage’s family’s servants Georgina (Betty Gabriel) and Walter (Marcus Henderson). Things go from bad to worse when Chris is hypnotized by Rose’s mother and rapidly things go from bad to worse before Chris realizes that he is in serious trouble. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Get Out”
Every year, around this time, I go see one of the big time movies coming out at the height of Oscar season to potentially compete with the best and worst of that year. Sometimes they pay off… And sometimes they are a pain in the ass. I’m here to tell you today… This movie was fucking incredible! It is a beautiful film. It may not be the most visually appealing or memorable in the annals of history. But Manchester by the Sea is a brilliant character piece that focuses on the complex and realistic emotions of loss, love, and depression. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Manchester by the Sea”
I FINALLY SAW THIS MOVIE! It took me several months and a lot of shitty movies along the way, but I finally saw it and I am so damn content! I mean, it is Disney. They have to work hard to fail and even their failures are enjoyable to watch. Zootopia is a wonderful movie, plain and simple. It is sweet, caring, has a great message, and is easily going to be one of the best movies of 2016. But okay, I’ve been doing this for four years now and everyone knows we are not going to stop at that. Let’s dive into what makes this movie so damn good.
Not willing to be held by back societal norms, rabbit Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) excels at the police academy and is sent to work in Zootopia, which as always been her dream. Once she arrives though, she realizes life isn’t what it is cracked up to be, and she is quickly stuck with the position of meter maid. One day, a family comes in asking about a missing otter which puts Judy on the case by sheer force of willpower being in the same room at the same time. Along with the help of fox and small time hustler, Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) the two set out to discover what dark secrets are lucking inside Zootopia. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Zootopia”
So the day has come… Back in January of this year, I made a list of the most anticipated video games and movies. This movie was obviously number one. The fervor that has followed into the opening day of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been nothing short of awe inspiring. It is truly wonderful to see fans of new and old come together to enjoy the seventh installment of one of the greatest film franchises in the history of existence. Star Wars is a wonderful space epic that has spanned close to six decades! Our parents love it, our grandparents love it, and we love it.
For me personally, I grew up watching Star Wars. I remember owning the black box of the entire trilogy as a kid. I remember watching the remakes with my family. I remember seeing the prequels in theaters as well. I have been a fan of Star Wars since I was a child and have fond memories of pretending to be a cool Jedi with some of those plastic lightsabers. This movie, just like it is for countless others, is my childhood. With the being said, this movie had me worried as it did for everyone who went into this film. This is the first movie that is out of the hands of George Lucas. This is the first film after the prequel trilogy that has been the derision of Star Wars fans and critics the world over. This movie, leading up to this week, was shrouded in complete and total uncertainty. We all shrieked with joy when we heard about Episode 7 and as soon as we shrieked, we collectively shrunk down in our seats, wondering if we were about to experience another Phantom Menace. After seeing the movie, I can say with absolute certainty that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the revitalization of a film franchise that will keep going for decades to come. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Star Wars: Force Awakens”
Ladies and gentlemen, M. Night Shyamalan is back! Oh yes, the man who brought us movies like The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable is back to winning form, far removed from his recent horrendous movies that include the likes of The Last Airbender, The Village, After Earth, and The Happening. Shyamalan has brought us the type of horror movie that we expect from someone of his caliber of filmmaking.
Sadly, Shyamalan is one of those guys who has become somewhat of a joke in recent years with his laundry of terrible movies that stray from any sense of reality into the realms of just… What the fuck? I, myself, have been left time and time again scratching my head after watching a Shyamalan movie or at the worst, laughing my ass off at the unintentional comedy that they can bring. But I can safely say after watching The Visit that Shyamalan not only took the criticism dealt at him, but used it to fuel his fires, and make a low-budget movie that will keep you laughing and screaming every step of the way.
Continue reading “Tanner Reviews The Visit”