27
Apr
18

Tremors 5: Bloodlines

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Viewing Date: 4/26/18

Starring: Michael Gross, Jamie Kennedy

Plot:  The stakes are raised for survivalist, Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) in his most dangerous monster hunt yet. When Gummer’s hired to capture a deadly Ass-blaster terrorizing South Africa, he and his new sidekick Travis Welker (Jamie Kennedy) engage in a battle of survival against the fiercely aggressive Ass-blasters and Graboids. Discovering the monsters have evolved into even more lethal creatures, their killer mission takes on a whole new level of unseen terror–far more than they bargained for (via IMDB).

Rules

  • Say “Grabboids”, “Ass Blasters”, “Shriekers”
  • Remember the house rules- creature vision, mustaches, stock footage, dismemberments- and you’ll be fine.

Quotes

“If you have ass blasters, you have graboids.”

“You’re just another pimple here on the ass of progress.”

(Drinking urine) “Definitely an acquired taste.”

“This is a bag of dicks.” (assessment of a bad situation)

Viewer Quotes

“Man he looks old.”  “Which one?”  “Well, both of them, but Jamie Kennedy looks terrible.”

“I never thought I’d say this, but Michael Gross greatly outshines Jamie Kennedy.”

“Father son?  How did we not see this coming?”

“When he made Son of Mask, do you think he knew he would be Son of Tremors?”

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13
Apr
18

Assassin’s Creed

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Date Watched: 4/12/18

Starring: Michael Fassbender, lots of “others”.

Plot: Have you played the game?  It’s the game.

Rules

  • Time Travel
  • “Assassin” or “the Creed”
  • Talk about or show the Apple of Eden
  • Assassinating people (with the hidden blade = 2x)
  • Present time Fassbender mirroring past Fassbender.
  • Jeremy Irons standing pensively in the window.

Quotes

  • “Violence is what kept me alive.”  –  “Well, technically you’re dead.”
  • “When I die today, don’t waste your tears.”
  • “He’s synchronizing…”
  • “I can’t feel my legs.”  –  “The paralysis is temporary.”

Viewer Quotes

  • “There’s nothing quotable in this movie.”
  • “He’s so awesome he broke the machine.”  –  “He got an achievement.”
  • “That guy went for the claw hand?”  –  “That’s what I would go for.”
  • “I don’t understand, at all.  Was this attempting to set up a sequel?”

Things We Learned

  • The Animus must fling your body forward to synchronize your memories.
  • Assassin’s and Templars have been at war for centuries.

 

02
Mar
18

Mechanic: Resurrection

 

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Viewing Date: 3/1/18

Starring: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Yeaoh

Plot

Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him, until his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best: make them look like accidents. (via IMDB)

Rules

  • Incoherent fight scenes
  • New locations
  • Planning and gadgetry

Quotes

(None- believe it or not, this movie was not heavy on the great dialogue)

Viewer Quotes

  • “How much time is left? 50 mins”  (we check) “48 minutes.”  “Ugh. I was being facetious.”
  • “He’s one part MacGuyver, one part Jason Statham.”

What We Learned

  • You can jump on a hang glider mid-flight with no issues.
  • Your home should always be wired to self-destruct
  • The mechanic doesn’t really fix anything.
  • Shark repellent is a thing.
  • Jason Statham has super lungs and is some kind of Aquaman.
16
Feb
18

The Expendables 3

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Date Watched: 02/15/2018

Starring: Sly Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Mel Gibson, and probably more.

Plot: Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates (i.e. – the old crew is only around for 20 minutes before the movie resets with a totally different cast.)

Rules

  • Explosions (advanced)
  • Every new character introduction (or cameo)
  • “Stone Banks”
  • Gratuitous product placement
  • Scenes with way too much plot exposition

Quotes

  • “Time to mow the lawn”
  • “I’m the knife before Christmas!  I was doing knife tricks when you were still sucking on your daddy’s tit.”
  • “Who you calling amateur, grandpa?” – “Grandpa’s about to crush your windpipe.”
  • “A one-way trip is better than no-way, which is how I live now.”
  • “I can use it to jam the signal.” – “Why didn’t you think of that?” – “Well I use it to check the weather.”

Viewer Quotes

  • “Look, he’s got milky white eyes now.  That’s how old he is.”
  • “Is that Randy Couture?” – “Yes, can you tell me what his character name is?” – “Captain Cauliflower Ear?”
  • “What’s Paul Walker’s brother’s name?  Is it Mall Walker?”
  • “If Sylvester Stallone was a superhero, he wouldn’t be The Flash.”
  • “Another scene that’s just going on forever!”

What We Learned

  • Stallone can outrun a collapsing building.
  • Explosions don’t cause any injury, they just force people back like a gust of wind.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jet Li are having some kind of illicit affair.

Final Take: You should know what you’re signing up for when you watch Expendables 3.  Suffice it to say, you’ll think the movie’s almost over, only to find out it’s only halfway.  It’s an OK movie, but so much of that terrible exposition could have been cut out.

19
Jan
18

Don’t Kill It

 

Viewing Date: 1/18/18

Starring: Dolph Lundgren

Plot: In Chicory Creek, a demon is unleashed and commits three triple murders. The demon hunter Jebediah Woodley and the FBI Agent Evelyn Pierce arrive in town to investigate the cases and after an initial friction, they team up to catch the demon. But the problem is, if the demon is killed, he immediately possesses the killer and continues the crime spree.

Rules

  • The Demon Scream.
  • Any time we see deplorables
  • Dolph vapes

Quotes

“His eyes were black…  black… black…”

“These are really great ribs.”

“Rubber bullets.  They work great when you’re in a jam.”

Viewer Quotes

“Do you think Dolph vaping will have some significance to the plot?”  “No, Dolph is probably really into vaping now and needed to write it into the script.”  “He can’t go five minutes without vaping.”

“You ever been netted before?  It’s crazy.”  “Just another weekend at the Olsens…”

What We Learned

  • Demons are heavier than water
  • Hookers in Chicory Creek don’t ask for money up front- even from drifters who live in their cars.
  • An entire town can be murdered- along with a few FBI agents, and no one cares.

 

05
Jan
18

Day of the Warrior

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Viewing Date: 1/1/18

Starring:  No One

Plot:  It’s really not clear.  There’s some kind of warrior, who appears to be an amateur wrestler.

Rules:

  • Boobs
  • “Warrior”
  • Gratuitous and/or completely useless scenes.
  • People putting on and taking off sunglasses.
  • Video skips

Quotes:

  • “We eat, we drink, we come back here and play a little twister.”  –  “Will I hate myself in the morning?”  –  “I hope you do.”
  • “Man, there are a lot of trees down there!”
  • “That southern owl is an endangered species.”  –  “Well, it’s not endangered anymore.”
  • “Everything I touch has a way of exploding.”
  • “There’s something I have to get off my chest.”  –  “What is it?”  – “This!” (the shirt)
  • “I’m the only one (who can access the master computer) as far as we know.  But it can be done by any expert with enough time, data, and access codes.”
  • “He pretends to be a good citizen, he frequents the arts, and he donates to charity.”
  • “Doughnuts, chili, ice cream, and beer.  That pretty much covers the 4 food groups.”
  • “Some business this is.  All we ended up with is a bunch of singed underwear.”

Viewer Quotes:

  • “They look wall-eyed!”
  • “Was that Ron?”
  • “Fuel storage, what could happen?”
  • “No!  Not Ron!”
What we learned:
  • She’s a cobra.
  • You should pack your gun right up against your knob.
  • Sharks and scorpions are good dancers.
  • The more you sweat, the less you bleed.
  • Ain’t nothing like a right cross.  Everything else just sucks.
  • Don’t take cover in a fuel storage shed during a gun fight.
  • People call Dallas Big D.

Final Take: You probably should already know what you’re getting into when you start this movie.  It’s a bunch of super-fake 90’s boobs, a god-awful plot and some really bottom shelf acting.  All told, it was still pretty enjoyable to watch.  Keep your expectations low and you should have a good time.

15
Dec
17

All Through the House (2015)

Viewing Date: 12/14/17

Starring:  No One

Plot:  A deranged masked Santa-Slayer comes to town for some yuletide-terror. He leaves behind a bloody trail of mutilated bodies as he hunts his way to the front steps of the town’s most feared and notorious home.  (via IMDB)

Rules:

  • Typical Christmas kills (icicles, candy canes, etc.)
  • Cutaways of blood splashing
  • Dis”member”ing

Quotes:

“Close your eyes and open your mouth. I’ve got a big package ready for
delivery.”
“Hey, I was only like 5 fking years old when I was told that story.”
“She’s not really a people person.”
“Poor poor dear, you’re mother was a filthy whore.”

Viewer Quotes:

“She’s really weird looking.” “Which one?”
“I really should have all kinds of creepy life size Santas in my house. Kids
would love that.”
“You know what that means, it’s penis cutting time.”
“That’s one thing we can say about this movie, it’s all that and a bag of
dicks.”
“That’s the way I’d want to go… being sufficated by a dickless Santa with
mannequins waving at me.”

What We Learned:

  • Deranged Santas will kill you and your cat.
  • When you least expect it, you get a bag full of dicks.
  • There’s nothing worse than a dickless man.

Final Take:

It was ok.  The Christmas theme is really window dressing.  This “story” as it were could have taken place anytime.  There was a lot focus on penises for some reason.  There might have been some deeper meaning at play here, but honestly we didn’t care.  2 out of 5.