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One takeaway from 2020 is that when it comes to surviving an apocalypse, we all need a reason to keep going. For many of us, beer has been a saving grace in this most trying of years but back in 2009, cult horror-comedy movie “Zombieland”’s Tallahassee (aka Woody Harrelson) got his motivation in the form of a Twinkie – the classic American cream-sponge cake produced by Hostess. These “spongy, yellow, delicious bastards” have, in turn, inspired a Halloween tag-team brewing project from Lakewood Brewing and Intrinsic Smokehouse and Brewery – a salute to the “Zombieland” opening scene in their home town of Garland, TX. In the “Zombieland” franchise, the Twinkie acts as a beacon, a signifier – a sign that survival is indeed possible. And when the world is coming to an end, there are certainly worse things to do than hunt for your favorite snack.
The 2019 Academy Awards will go without a host this year (the first time in 30 years), but that doesn’t mean they shall go without beer. As the finest in film-making are popping bottles of Champagne to celebrate their Oscar wins, beer-loving viewers can enjoy these brew pairings fit for this year’s Best Picture nominees. Who needs a nervous comedian to tell jokes when you’ve got a glass of a quality beer to sip?
Have you ever watched a movie that made you go “I wish I could watch this again, but while drinking with my friends?” Then this is the Ultimate 6er for you! Enjoying a movie that falls in this sweet spot is just as important as finding any unearthed gem. There is no better way to experience these forms of unbridled enthusiasm than without any limits. So that’s why I’ve compiled the best pairings of the best beers to have with movies beyond regular enjoyment.
Round 3 of the battle for Greatest Christmas Movie of All Time saw the closest margin of victory yet – Home Alone took down Elf with less than a 1% margin. This brings us to the final 2 movies competing for the prize. They’re Christmas classics. They’re dearly beloved. And as I mentioned in the last round, they are back-to-back John Hughes masterpieces. Christmas Vacation, released in 1989, was written by John Hughes. Home Alone, released in 1990, was also written by John Hughes. His legacy is safe in the world of PorchDrinking; we’ve all decided that he wrote the two best Christmas movies ever.
But only one can win.
So now it’s down to TWO movies. Which will win in this battle for the title of the Greatest Christmas Movie of All Time?
PorchDrinking’s tournament to determine the greatest Christmas movie of all time has gotten brutal. In Round 2, we saw four more beloved movies fall out of contention for the title. A moment of silence for the Grinch, Rudolph, Scrooged, and It’s a Wonderful Life. The poor Grinch lost by only two votes. So get involved in Round 3 below – your vote could make the difference!
Round 3 begins now. Which two movies will move on to compete in the finals to become the greatest Christmas movie ever?
Round 1 of our Christmas movie tournament had some surprises. We saw some real blow-outs – Home Alone crushed its sequel, and Christmas Vacation trounced The Santa Clause. There were also some real nail-biters: Scrooged narrowly got past the Muppets, and Elf beat A Christmas Story by a single vote. (Jill Stein is raising funds to order a recount of that one).
Round 2 begins now, with four match-ups between some of the greatest Christmas movies of all time. But there can only be one winner in this battle. Review the battles below – every vote counts!
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After Star Wars: Episode III came out in 2005, consensus was that the series was done; there would be no more Star Wars movies. So I can understand anyone who is confused by all the hype around Rogue One: A Star Wars Story right now. How can a franchise that was supposedly complete get so much buzz? Didn’t I just see promotion for a new Star Wars last year? How can there already be another one? And where are Rey and BB-8 on that poster?
Never fear. As the PorchDrinker most obsessed with the banal details of the Star Wars universe, I’m here to bring you up to lightspeed on why there’s so much hype for Rogue One right now. Confession: because this is the first stand-alone Star Wars anthology movie, it has had to EARN its hype, and thus I am starting at a baseline (0/5 on the hype index) with no expectations and slightly less enthusiasm than normal. But as more details have come out about Rogue One, my excitement has fluctuated – some for the better, some for the worse.
Here is everything you need to know about Rogue One, and one fan’s running tally of how hype has waxed and waned over the last couple years of development.
This summer, there’s a lot of money to be made with the slew of blockbusters hitting theaters. Superheroes return, movie stars take on exciting new roles, and popcorn will be consumed by the bucket.
But instead of a normal summer movie preview… let’s preview what some of this summer’s movies would look like if you scrambled all the letters in the titles. By simply re-ordering the letters that make up a movie’s title, you can create even more original and eccentric films. Below are some anagrams of this summer’s movies, a brief plot summary we made up, and even a poster.
Yes, all of these are actual working anagrams. And no, none of these are actual movies. Not coming to a theater near you — they’re exclusively on PorchDrinking.com!
Ah, Wes Anderson. One of today’s most sought after millennial cult following movie directors out there. With so many great classics, sadly this 6er does not include every movie of his with a pairing, but if you’re going to have a movie marathon make sure to also check out Grand Budapest Hotel and Fantastic Mr. Fox!
We have again gathered our PorchDrinking staff to make a list of our favorite movies of 2015. This list was a slight surprise, and I think the number one would have likely been different if it had been released two weeks earlier, but I digress. Here are the top 5 movies as selected by the staff of PorchDrinking. Enjoy!
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is finally here! It’s no secret that, like Cap 2, “Winter Solider,” this storyline will shift the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it. Alliances will fall. Will we lose a hero? How much chaos will be left in the end?
The only thing that seems certain is that Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will need a beer (or seven) after the dust settles. The question is, which beer do these characters turn to? We kept it American (depending on which cities Ultron destroys, imports might be tough in the MCU anyway, right?). We’re also basing the picks on cinematic storylines, and not purely on comic book history (since that’s about to reset itself again as The Verge reports).
This week our Roundtable was inspired by a real life one that our founder, Tristan had with some friends over beer. He wanted to know what the rest of the staff thought. (You can find his opinion below.)
We asked: In your opinion what are the 10 best movie franchises of all time? We aren’t asking for your favorite franchises, but rather, the best. (Note, franchises must be comprised of at least 3 movies to count.)
It’s no secret that media is moving from so-called “traditional” formats (going to a theater, turning on a television when a program is scheduled to come on, etc) to the web. I’ve talked before about cord-cutters – those of us who don’t have cable because we consume our TV and movies on the Internet. And we’re seeing new content on platforms like FunnyOrDie and Netflix instead of in the theaters.
Well… tables have turned a little bit.
Ok, so this is more of a future-Awesomesauce (is that a thing?) I’m a huge movie fan, but they can be somewhat (ok, totally) expensive; have you SEEN the cost of movie popcorn these days?! I have a mortgage to pay!
Earlier this year we brought you our Summer Movie Preview for the first half of the season. Here’s our second part in the series replete with summer blockbusters that you should check out, and a few you might want to …
When trolling our website (as in ‘looking at our content,’ not ‘writing mean comments on other posts’), this week I found that we here at PorchDrinking haven’t told you what you should do with yourself if its too rainy to …
The 2013 Oscars are this Sunday. And you haven’t seen all of the movies and performances nominated. That’s okay. You can still pretend you did. This cheat sheet has all the info you’ll need! If you’re watching with friends or strangers, just spew some of these fun facts, behind-the-scenes info, and random trivia. You’ll seem like you know what you’re talking about. I did the research so you can seem like a movie savant. You’re welcome. Enjoy the show.
I hate mediocre films. I hate them so, so much. I hate them even more than terrible movies. Why? Because unlike those drenched in passable mediocrity, bad films get punished. More often than not, awful films bomb at the box-office because anyone with moderate observational talents can see them coming from a mile away (exhibit A: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-7iv6-8BRw). Mediocre films, on the other hand, slip by, make millions, and tell studio execs, “Hey, this isn’t too shabby! Let’s do more of this, because real talent costs money, and MONEY IS OUR GOD.”
Goodness gracious, people from movies and TV love alcohol. I’m one of those nerds who scrutinizes any scene with drinking to figure out what specifically characters ordered (my friends got angry when we went to see “Friends With Benefits” because I was the guy saying “Oh, they’re drinking Shiner Bock. I like that beer!”). But you don’t always have to study beer labels or examine a cocktail glass to deduce what characters are drinking; sometimes they order stuff so often, their drink becomes a character trait. Here’s a look at what some of our favorite on-screen heroes drink over and over and over again. Hit up the comments section to let us know what drinks of choice we missed.
UPDATE: Check out the 2013 Universal Drinking Game!
When friends are gathered, the TV is on and alcohol is present, there’s a good bet a drinking game is just around the corner. For any given movie or TV show, there’s …