Drinking Games

Drinking Games

Superhero movies aren’t just massive blockbuster juggernauts like The Avengers and The Dark Knight. They can also be made on a more modest, independent budget. All Superheroes Must Die (also known as Vs.) features four superheroes trapped in a dangerous Saw-like game. While you can knock a few back with bigger movies every night, it’s always a good thing to give a smaller production a chance. All Superheroes Must Die gives a grim and gritty look at revenge in the superhero business, and it might help to have a drink or two to soften the blow.

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In case you missed it this past November, or you were too cheap to watch it for a premium price on demand, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. This gritty and violent installment in the Universal Soldier franchise reunites Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren as bad guys being hunted by a soldier seeking vengeance. Don’t ask me to explain how this all fits into the series of films. (To be honest, I lost track sometime in the 1990s.) However, it’s one of those rare down-the-line sequels that is actually worth seeing. And if you have a beer or two (or seven) while watching it, so much the better.

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After almost eight years as governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to the big screen in a lead role in The Last Stand, releasing this week. For fans of his action movies, the best way to prepare for this is to dig into the classics of his filmography. Few Arnold films are as classic as Mark Lester’s 1985 hit Commando. Commando tells the story of retired Delta Force operative John Matrix, whose daughter Jenny (Alyssa Milano) is kidnapped to ensure he’ll assassinate a South American president. Of course, things don’t go well for the bad guys when Matrix tosses that mission aside and blows everything up in his way to rescue Jenny. It’s Arnold, post-Terminator, and he’s back.

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The 90s were good in some ways. Other ways, not so much. The odious Sylvester Stallone version of Judge Dredd was one way the 90s kind of sucked. Fortunately, we have a new Judge available on DVD and Blu-ray. Dredd brings back the hard-boiled character in his full violent glory. With Karl Urban playing the lead role – and not being afraid to stay within his helmet for the whole film – Dredd delivers on R-rated violence and gore. And it doesn’t hurt to have Olivia Thirlby at his side. While Dredd is dispensing justice, dispense yourself a few beers and enjoy the film.

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This week, we have seen 2012 come to a close with nary a whimper or a bang from the Mayan apocalypse. Sure, there’s $200 million movie weekends and 48 frames per second, but there were also some dark times in our past. As you look forward to 2013, start off the year right by getting drunk while you watch the greatest movie known to civilized man: Teen Wolf. If you recall, this not-exactly-a-remake of I Was a Teenage Werewolf in 1985 starred Michael J. Fox whose burgeoning lycanthopy was a thinly-veiled allegory to puberty. As the character of Scott comes of age, so do his wolf-like powers, which includes the ability to buy beer without a valid ID.

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By now, you’ve probably seen The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and you may have stumbled out of the theater, feeling drunk from the effects of the HFR projection. Regardless of what you thought of Peter Jackson’s latest Middle-earth fantasy epic, you might be tempted to watch all or part of his previous trilogy The Lord of the Rings. This is a marathon session to endure, especially if you opt for the extended editions of the films, which totals close to twelve hours of movies. In short, you can start one movie with breakfast (or second breakfast, or elevensies) and be drinking your nighttime spirits by the middle of the second film. So whenever you plan on drinking during this batch of movies, there’s always time for this drinking game.

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When you grew up, did you have that special toy that you believed was actually alive? We all did, but usually those toys didn’t follow us into adulthood, at least not for those of us who aren’t schizophrenic. Seth MacFarlane explores what would happen if that toy grew up like you did, probably having more sex and smoking way more pot than you do, in the film Ted. Available on DVD and Blu-ray this week, Ted pours raunchy jokes and inappropriate humor. Knock back a couple during the course of this film, and you might just believe that your teddy bear can talk. Knock back more than a couple, and you might just believe that you’re in the Flash Gordon film from the 1980s. Either way, it will be a magical night. (And if you feel up to it, you can watch that movie and play our Flash Gordon drinking game, too.)

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You may have heard of the small independent film The Dark Knight Rises, which hit theaters this summer. Now, it’s out on DVD and Blu-ray, and also available in a box set of all the Nolanverse Batman movies. Bat-fans around the world can finally die happy in the Mayan apocalypse with the knowledge that they can have this movie in their Blu-ray collection. Of course, the film does run close to three hours, and in the privacy of your own home, it’s something that can be enjoyed with a drink in hand. You may not get as tipsy as Bane does with that opium-fueled mask he has, but with this drinking game, you can have even more fun as Gotham crumbles.

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Even though October passed us by almost a month ago, Focus Features has decided to drop its brilliant stop-motion animated film ParaNornman during the Christmas season. Consider it a gift to all of us scary movie fans who can adore this sweet-yet-spooky film in the comfort of our own homes without kids in costumes ringing the doorbell, constantly interrupting to demand candy. Of course, since you’ll be enjoying this film at home, possibly eating the last reserves of your plastic jack-o’-lantern bucket, you can knock back a couple drinks in the process. But go easy on the spirits, considering this movie is good enough to remember without a hangover.

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Forget the North Koreans. It was the Soviets with their Cuban and Nicaraguan allies that once posed a real threat to this nation. After all, it doesn’t take much to establish a beachhead in Washington State, as depicted in the Red Dawn remake due out in theaters this week. Real hardcore Communist armies invade from the center of the country, as seen with the occupation of Calumet, Colorado in John “Madman” Milius’s original 1984 film. The new film’s explosions may be bigger, and the actors may be more recognizable to today’s audience (though possibly not, considering the original starred Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Gray, Harry Dean Stanton, and Powers Booth), but Milius’s Red Dawn is perfectly primed for a stiff line of drinks. Re-live the action of this right-wing 80s war film, recently released on Blu-ray.

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The wait is over. The saga is nearly complete. The second half of Breaking Dawn comes to theaters this week, and the estrogen will flow. Twi-hards and Twi-moms around the world will be watching all four Twilight films leading up to the sure-to-be unepic conclusion. You may be forced to sit through one – or all – of these films before attending a showing of the new film this weekend. If that sounds like hell on Earth, you might want to have a drink… or two… or fourteen while watching the films with your significant other.

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Now that Halloween is over, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner, it’s time to start getting into the Christmas cheer. You might think it’s a little too early for this, but Wal-Mart has had its Christmas decorations up for a month now, and movie studios are following suit. As they do every year, studios are dropping their Christmas films this week to get a jump on the holiday spending spree. Here at Film School Rejects, we have a special place in our hearts for the Muppets, and there’s also quite a bit of love for the 1992 film The Muppet Christmas Carol, which is getting a Blu-ray release for the first time this week. So forget the fact that Thanksgiving is more than two weeks away. Check out this holiday favorite early and avoid the Christmas rush.

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By now, you have to be sick of pretty much any political campaign. Just think, in a short week, this will all be over and you’ll either cheer or cry, depending on your candidate of choice. Don’t you love American politics? In this last week of the 2012 election season, you can watch the absurd election comedy The Campaign, and then you can realize that in the context of the races going on around the country, it’s really not all that absurd. That thought alone should drive you to drink, so why not enjoy some structured drinking as you enjoy the movie?

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It’s still October, so there is still plenty of time to watch some horror movies with your favorite adult beverage. Later this week, the sequel Silent Hill: Revelation 3D hits theaters, and if you’re into horror movie video game adaptations, you might be looking forward to it. With the new film’s release, you might be tempted to check out the original Silent Hill from 2006, available in a variety of formats. If you do, you might be able to dull the senses from West Virginia demon coal fire by knocking back a few in the process.

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Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the Paranormal Activity movies have been massive successes and helped propel the found footage genre into the mainstream. Whether or not you agree this is a good thing, you’re gonna have to brace yourself for a brand new movie of long home video camera shots when Paranormal Activity 4 comes out this week. In preparation for the new film, why not revisit the previous three movies on your choice of platform. To make things go a little more smoothly so you don’t feel the effects of repetition and bad horror movie characters, enjoy this drinking game with any of the films from the series..

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Thirty years ago, Steven Spielberg’s E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial became the biggest box office success of all time. Now, Universal has finally released the Blu-ray of this family science fiction classic, which makes great companion viewing with Spielberg’s other recent Universal Blu-ray releases, Jaws and Jurassic Park. Just as E.T. breaks into the refrigerator in the middle of the day and gets drunk on Coors beer, you can join in the fun without leaving your home. There was a terrible E.T. board game back in the 80s, but this game is sure to be a lot more fun. By the end, it’s likely you won’t be able to phone anyone on this planet or any other.

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Fans of the original Dark Shadows television series may not have been wild about the Tim Burton big-screen adaptation of the story, but those who like Burton’s many collaborations with Johnny Depp should be interested. Depp plays the legendary Barnabas Collins, who was turned into a vampire by a scorned witch. After returning home to his family home of Collinwood after being asleep for almost 200 years, he faces a new world of 1972 and his old adversary… in color! This vampire comedy hits Blu-ray and DVD this week, so you can check it out for better or for worse. At least you’ll be seeing it in the appropriately-themed month of October, rather than when it hit theaters in May.

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This year, film fans celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond on the silver screen. In 1962, Sean Connery became a legend as Ian Fleming‘s dashing secret agent in Dr. No. Now, with the impending release of Skyfall in November, MGM and Fox are releasing all 22 James Bond films in a giant Blu-ray box set. If you start watching them now, you just might get through all of the films by the release of Skyfall. But pace yourself because the 46 hours of films – from Dr. No to Quantum of Solace – can be pretty powerful when mixed with this drinking game and a few martinis (or Vespers, if you so choose).

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Earlier this year, Lionsgate finally released the much-anticipated horror deconstruction film The Cabin in the Woods. While Joss Whedon got more press for his involvement in that little independent film known as The Avengers, this project with director Drew Goddard turned the heads of many genre fans. (And for the most part, those heads stayed on their bodies.) The Cabin in the Woods hits DVD and Blu-ray this week, offering some keen insights into this meta-movie about five college kids facing untold terrors on a weekend getaway. Even those who aren’t fans of the genre can find something to appreciate while they watch this film, so drink up, and let’s get this party started!

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Oh, K-Stew! How could you do it to us? You have tarnished the good name of Snow White and the Huntsman with your predictable affair with director Rupert Sanders! If you caught yourself saying this a few weeks ago, you probably aren’t interested in a drinking game about this movie and should crawl back into your Twi-hole. (You’re probably too young to drink, anyway, so off you go.) But if the tabloid news surrounding this film made you somewhat curious to see it (or even revisit it since its release this past summer), you can use these rules to enhance the experience, now that the movie is available on DVD and Blu-ray.

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