Tag: Tanner Bivens

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 Mad Max

Just liMad_Max_2015_video_game_cover_artke everyone else in the world, I love me some Mad Max: Fury Road. Will I go as far as naming my son and/or daughter after the characters from the movie? Well, I just have to say that Furiosa Vuvalini and Max Nux Bivens will have the most badass names in all of preschool. But I digress, the point is that whenever you have any type of big summer blockbuster, you typically have an absolutely deplorable video game tie in to come plopping out onto the markets like the festering turd of the most rancid of fuck boys. These games tend to be forgettable, horrendous, and on par with someone shitting on your TV screen then demanding you pay money for the privilege of owning their shit. Needless to say, I do not think very highly of these movie tie-in games. But, thanks to Mad Max, I have to say that my opinion… Has barely changed. The video game tie in to Mad Max is leaps and bounds better than the normal movie tie-in game… That does not mean that it is anything better than generic.

Mad Max is a prequel (UGH) to the movie and tells the story of Max traveling through this desolate wasteland that was once the Outback of Australia also known by its ‘cool name’ the Plains of Silence. Just like the movie, Max’s car is quickly stolen by the War Boys after he is captured by Immortan Joe’s other son, Scaborus Scrotus. Max manages to escape Scrotus and makes his way through the desolate wasteland with a new dog and a new friend in Chumbucket in tow.

The game follows Max through the wasteland as he liberates various leaders and vows revenge on Scrotus as he sits in his own castle in Gastown. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Mad Max”

Tanner Reviews No Escape

No_Escape_(2015_film)_posterSo on the opposite side of the coin, after seeing a movie that I thought was going to be bad, but turned out to be good. The next movie I saw was a movie that I thought was going to be decent, but turned out to be festering shit. That may be giving too much away on that one, but I have never been one to be the master of subtlety or waiting for the perfect moment to drop the critic bomb. But in either case, let’s talk about the strange anomaly that is No Escape. I didn’t think a movie like this could exist in this time, but I’ll be damned if I was wrong on that one. I never thought I would see a movie in 2015 that was so unintentionally xenophobic and racist that I was expecting someone to just appear in yellow face shades of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  Continue reading “Tanner Reviews No Escape”

NTSOE: E3 2015 in Review

On this episode of The Nerdiest Talk Show on Earth, I am joined by Twitch Streamer Jate Nott and The Residential Gamer Aaron Batten. Together, the three of us discuss this years E3 showcase: we discuss our likes, our dislikes, the winners, the losers, and the most anticipated games of the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo.

NTSOE: When do People Take RPGs TOO Seriously?

On this episode of The Nerdiest Talk Show on Earth, I go solo as I tell the story of a time when a person took an RPG (a game meant for fun) WAY TOO SERIOUSLY! I hope you enjoy and thank you for understanding.

The Nerdiest Talk Show on Earth: Direct to Streaming Movies and Television Shows

On this episode of The Nerdiest Talk Show on Earth, I am joined, once again, by my good friend Erik Glasgow. On this episode, we discuss direct to streaming television and movies on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and so forth.

Nerdiest Talk Show on Earth: Kelsey Davis Interview

On this episode of The Nerdiest Talk Show on Earth, I interview the director of the documentary One of Us, Kelsey Davis. There is a little static from some unseen technical problems, but other than that it is an excellent episode!

Tanner Reviews The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers_Age_of_UltronSummer blockbuster season has started! It is that magical time of year again where we flock to the theaters in waves to see the next bright shiny ball of polished media to consume. What a way to kick it off. The first day in May and we have the next installment in Marvel Studios, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. We are now past the point of initial awe of the series and well on a collision course with an end game that I can’t see in the near future… But at least it is a series that is built upon its own awesome… So there is that.

What else can you say about The Avengers at this point? The movies are what they are, small pieces of a much larger puzzle to be pieced together every couple of months for our mass enjoyment. The only problem is how long they can keep this thing up. This is the first movie where I can safely say that it has been beaten by its ensemble cast predecessors and the concept of holding patterns is getting to be problematic for the series. But more on that later.

I guess for the sake of people who will lynch me if I don’t toss this out here, there will be some (not many so fuck off) spoilers in the more analytic parts of this review so if you don’t want it spoiled at all, skip to the conclusion.

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The Nerdiest Talk Show on Earth: The Marvel Cinematic Universe

On this episode of NTSOE, I am joined by Fiona Kelly, Nick Uroseva, and Tom Goldthwait from Derailed Games. On this episode, we discuss the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the ten movies (as of this date) that make them up! I hope you all enjoy some witty banter and some great information on the MCU!