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Refrigerated Zombies

Posted in Science Fiction, Zombies with tags , , , , , , , , on June 3, 2015 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Extinction

Extinction, YET ANOTHER zombie movie, is releasing summer of 2015 and hopes to cash in, uh, cast the undead in a new light. Specifically, by halting the rotting process, thereby keeping the living corpses as fresh as a flesh-eating popsicle.

And how do they do this? By ending the world with a catastrophic ice age. Many die, few don’t. Those that freeze their buns off become zombies (referred to as the “infected”) and are kept in people-devouring form due to the refrigerated climate. Survivors now have to deal with staying warm long enough to be eaten as a human hot plate for the zombies.

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This sets up a paradox – with no need for a refrigerator, beer can be kept outside and thus chilled to perfection. However, zombies are outside and will chew you out for any attempt to retrieve said beer. I’m thinkin’ it’s worth the risk.

P.S. Extinction should not be confused with the same named following…

Extinction

Women and Dinosaurs

Posted in Giant Monsters, Nature Gone Wild, Science Fiction, Scream Queens with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2015 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Extenction

Totally not surprised to see a “dinosaurs run amok” movie coming out as anticipation swells for the impending Jurassic World (2015), in which dinosaurs run amok. Extinction (previously known as The Expedition) premiers in London on February 25, 2015. I shan’t be there.

Extinction, which is a slight title improvement over The Expedition, goes a little something like this: “Deep in the Amazon jungle a research team lead by a respected Professor embark on an expedition to protect vulnerable and endangered species. After a series of strange events their superstitious guides abandon them and the team choose to remain deep in the jungle, dedicated to the project. But as night falls in the camp they begin to realize that all is not as it seems, and that they are in the hunting ground of a predator – one they never could have expected.”

I call B.S. on the whole “they are in the hunting ground of a predator – one they never could have expected” thing. Did they not see the movie poster? Clearly, the predator is a flippin’ dinosaur. Geez people – open your eyes for crying out loud.

Heh.

XX

Changing lanes entirely, XX (2015) is an anthology of four short stories using women as the hook. Can’t tell if this one is a good movie or not because they don’t show any boobs on the movie poster. (Don’t look at me like that.) Guess I’ll just have to roll the dice on a movie ticket to find out if I’m wrong or not. (Note to movie studio – uncool to release the artwork and not a plot. You just ruined my entire day.)