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”
It is time again to open up the vaults! It is that lovely time when I go back and look at movies and video games of old that may have not received a fair review in its first run or they could be seen differently as they have aged over time. The movie on today’s menu: Thirteen Ghosts. Oh yes, the movie starring Tony Shahloub and Matthew Lilliard. For those of you following my site will know that I had some rather chipper things to say about it when I discussed redeemable horror movies of the 2000’s. Well, strangely enough, I notice that this is a movie that is typically panned by critics with a solid score of 12% on Rotten Tomatoes. So I am going to make a more formal statement of how underrated this movie was at the time of its release.
After the death of his estranged uncle Cyrus (F. Murray Abraham), Arthur Kriticos (Tony Shalhoub) and his family travel to Cyrus’s strange glass house left to them in his will. While there they meet Cyrus’s old partner, Dennis Rafkin (Matthew Lilliard) who hunted ghosts with Cyrus. Dennis, Arthur, and Arthur’s family quickly learn that the basement is filled with the 12 ghosts that Cyrus and Dennis captured with the purpose of gaining unlimited power. The machine starts up and Arthur’s kids are kidnapped. Arthur and company need to search through the house and find his children. Continue reading “From the Vaults: Thirteen Ghosts”
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”
Tis the season to be spooky. With Halloween fast approaching, I thought I would take a look at a horror movie that seems to have a bit of following around it. I confess I never heard much of V/H/S until recently when I heard from hardcore horror fans that it is one of their favorite films and one of the best films to come out of the genre in quite some time. So needless to say with hype like that I have no choice but to take a look at the film and see what all the fuss is about. All things considered, I was thrilled to see that this movie was an anthology series that featured several shorts instead of one plot. It has been some times since I have seen a good Anthology series and the jury is still out in my opinion when it comes to The Conjuring franchise so we will see where V/H/S takes us. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews V/H/S”
What the fuck is this? Seriously, what the fuck is this even?! I don’t know if I can go on. I honestly do not know I can keep doing this. I have been reviewing movies and video games for well over a year now and now I find myself face to face with something that I can barely comprehend. We have reached this stage where Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead is a thing that legitimately exists. It is a movie, it is on Netflix. No seriously, go check, I can be patient. It is a fucking thing! I have seen a lot of fucked up Hollywood trainwrecks, I have seen a lot of B grade horror movies, I have seen a lot of Z grade pornos where some assholes filmed a bunch of people having sex in Harry Potter costumes and called it Harry Twatter. But this is the movie that has me at a complete loss for words. This is a movie with a title similar to Shaun of the Dead with motifs that rival that of Quinten fucking Tarantino. What the absolute fuck? Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead”
Happy Halloween ladies and gentlemen! On this lovely day of Samhain, I was hoping to have another episode of the Nerdiest Talk Show on Earth for you… But tragically both Brandon and I find ourselves with our plates full. As fall comes to a close, my co host is working tirelessly on competition and Friday Night Performances that his schedule is pretty well tied up until we enter the winter months. As for me, well I am preparing myself for a trip to Bowling Green State University next weekend for their annual Humans vs. Zombies Invitational which everyone who can attend should attend and have some other projects that have filled up my time. So sadly no video this week. But fear not! We will be recording this weekend and we will have a new episode up next Thursday. But for now I have decided to honor the ‘horror’ elements of this Holiday and review a horror film from the 1990’s and wouldn’t you know it a film by the man behind the Resident Evil film franchise, Paul WS Anderson. For those of you who do not know how I feel about that particular franchise you can read it all here and understand that when I say I am not a fan of Anderson’s, that is an understatement. But does that necessarily discredit ever movie that the man has directed? Well… no… Well okay out of all of his movies there is one that I can find passable… And it just so happens to be the one that we are reviewing today. I’ll freely admit that I do like this movie and find it to be pretty enjoyable all things considered. Though granted whenever I say that this film is the best film in Anderson’s oeuvre is by no means a compliment.
Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Event Horizon”