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It should come as no surprise that we here at YDKSAF are fans of the Zombie genre and are awaiting the coming apocalypse with bug out bags packed and ready. What may be surprising is that we haven’t taken the time to discuss it here. Well friends I’ve come here to do two things: chew bubble gum and talk about The Walking Dead…and I’m all out of bubble gum.

For those of you out there that haven’t caught up with the rest of us, I’m going to try and do this without spoiling anything from this past season. If you haven’t been following our favorite biter beaters, nows your chance to catch up and join the rest of us as we learn how to survive in a world where the dead may not be the worst monsters out there.

Each week The Walking Dead takes us into a world where who you were no longer matters. All that matters is who you are now and who you are now better be handy at taking down walkers, if you’re gonna run with Rick and his group as they try to reclaim some sense of a normal life. Thankfully any sense of normalcy keeps getting snatched away from their grip because none of us want to watch Farmer Rick tend to crops. No we want Bad Ass Rick slangin dick, saving peoples asses and bashing heads…be they zombie or dumbass.

We love The Walking Dead because it makes you care about the people. From week to week we watch as they struggle to survive and we plan and learn from their mistakes. Because when the shit goes down there will be two main groups of people: those that weren’t prepared and us, the ones that have been waiting for years. The ones of us that read the story about a man eating another mans face in Florida and wondered why someone didn’t just shoot the fucker in the head. Sure our friends laugh at us…now.

When The Walking Dead returns this fall for its fifth season join us for our weekly recap, till next time friends, Stay entertained.

-D

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@dhbates87
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It’s the end of the world as we know it…and I’m good with that. Being a lover of movies, its not unusual that I watch films about the end of the world but comedies about the end of the world, scratch that, comedies about the rapture…no scratch that, two comedies about the rapture starring Craig Robinson and they both turn out to actually be good, well that itself may be a sign of the apocalypse. Lets crack the seal, call Demi Moore and get to the review.

If you’ve watched the trailer then this is what you know: a young couple in love, Ben and Lindsey, are making the best of life post-rapture. The Antichrist AKA The Beast decides to make Lindsey his bride and mother of his evil children whether she agrees or not. Ben and Lindsey form a plan to trap the antichrist. Let the good times roll. While I didn’t find it as funny as “This Is The End” it was still extremely funny and even though the two movies share a common theme (and at least one actor) thats where the similarities end…well they’re both comedies released in 2013…

I was a little surprised by how good this movie turned out to be and by how many very funny people showed up in the cast list. From Craig Robinson as The Beast to Ana Gasteyer as Lindseys mother, everyone gives an amazing performance. With so many talented people it would have been easy for this film to turn into a pissing contest like so many films have before but instead it felt as if everyone really complimented each others performance. For me one stand out performance was Disney channel star Calum Worthy as Clark, Lindseys pot smoking, profanity spewing brother, I wonder how the house of mouse felt about that.

Its true this film won’t appeal to everyone, if you’re not a fan of raunchy, sexual humor or movies that poke fun at religion then you won’t enjoy this movie. Luckily I’m a fan of both and did enjoy it. Its for those reasons, a good story and an amazing cast that I give Rapture-Palooza a rating of: Buy The DVD. Till next time friends, stay entertained.

-D
@shitaboutfuck
@dhbates87
@onetripdown

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I was first interested in viewing Oblivion solely based on the striking images used on the posters. They gave the impression of an Earth long after some type of worldwide disaster/human abandonment. I’m not much of a Tom Cruise fan but he has made enough films that I liked to give this one a chance and…I’m very glad I did.

The premise is surprisingly original for a larger budget Sci-Fi/action film. It’s not the same old rehashed plot point with slightly different variables. As you have probably seen from the promotional materials, the film takes place some years after a major disaster on planet Earth and humanity bailed for greener pastures. Tom Cruise is one of two people stationed high above Earths surface to monitor the security of several very large energy converters. Naturally, things go awry and a monkey wrench is thrown in the whole system.

Tom Cruise’s performance is surprisingly good in this film. Ironically, he is more down to earth and natural than he has been in a long time. Morgan Freeman is a highlight, as always. I won’t specify who his character is as it may ruin some key plot points. Olga Kurylenko also earns an honorable mention for her very key role.

Oblivion is backed by a great cast, directed very adeptly. The script is solid, featuring an incredibly unique and original plot that is the exact opposite of derivative. This is an all around good film and is worth the time and money.
4/5

-Heath

As a huge horror fan, zombies in particular, it’s pointless to say how excited I’ve been about World War Z since it was first announced and staring Brad Pitt nonetheless. Then came the onslaught of rumors about how the production was troubled, rewrites, re-shoots, and pretty much anything else that could go wrong in a big budget film. That sort of killed my buzz for the whole thing a little bit. When the positive reports finally began to trickle in, I started to get excited again. Then the trailers hit and my excitement was multiplied. It’s a little late, but I finally got to watch it today so here goes nothing. I’ll do my best not to drop any spoilers.

The film starts with a typical set up introducing Brad Pitt’s character and his family. Pitt plays Gerry Lane, a former UN employee and apparently a stay at home dad, who is going about life as usual when things start to get a little strange. The reports of a global virus out break come and the action jumps off pretty quickly. Once the pace is set, it doesn’t let up for the remaining two hours.

Now, this isn’t your typical zombie flick. It adds a whole extra continent hopping world adventure element to this horror/thriller. Brad Pitt brings a certain down to earth, everyman element to the main protagonist character which is something usually missing from this genre. After a trip around the world, and some amazing visuals, with no shortage of scares this well crafted thriller reaches its end and leaves the viewer begging for more.

World War Z is a fast paced, effective horror thriller. A great script backed by stellar cast make this film well worth watching. For fans of films like 28 Days Later and Dawn of The Dead (2004) this film is right up your alley. If you’re in the mood for a scary good time your money could not be better spent. WWZ did not disappoint at all and I am hopeful about a sequel. This one gets 5/5.

-Heath

I went into this film thinking there was no way it could live up to the hype. Thankfully I was wrong. If you’ve seen the trailers then you know the plot. Actors playing versions of themselves get together for a party, the rapture happens, people die and the main characters try to survive the apocalypse.

I was concerned that as funny as the trailers were they may have given away all the laughs, again I was wrong. This film hits the ground running and keeps the laughs coming for the nearly two hour race to the end. I warn you friends, if you don’t enjoy low brow humor, this is not the film for you. If you enjoy movies about drug use, masturbatory discussions and demons, then I strongly suggest you go see this film. To any of you potheads out there, this is the film to get baked and go see.

I thought the actors did a great job of poking fun at themselves and each other. I never felt that any of them were trying to one up the others and the movie really felt as if a group of friends were dealing with the end of the world in the best way they knew how. There are a lot of actors with cameos in this film but Michael Cera steals every scene he is in.

This is one of the funniest films I have watched in a while. The entire audience was laughing for the entire film and I can honestly say I have never been in a theater where that has happened. I watched this film at a free screening but would happily go back to pay and watch it again when it opens. That’s how much I enjoyed it.

I hope I’ve given you enough opinion without giving anything away. This Is The End was extremely funny and even had some “what the hell” moments. So to wrap this up, I give This Is The End a very strong: Watch It In Theaters

-D