27 December 2017

Movies: Deadly Species & Carnivore

In a shocking turn of events a Uni professor can’t get a grant to fund research into indigenous tribes. A mysterious, and implied dodgy, benefactor steps up. Everyone is very clean, and white. Dodgy man is apparently an amateur cryptozoologist. He’s obviously bad as he’s got a goatee. They’re going into the everglades, which was obviously cheaper to film than anywhere else. 
Acting is abysmal, camera work worse, and script non-existent.  But we’ve had a couple of ‘gator shots, so all is not lost. Also as of 25mins in, only one boob shot. 

A key plot (?) point just happened, they find the rucksack of a ‘renegade anthropologist’ and her camp.  They’re all searching for a lost tribe of native americans in the everglades, and the monster who terrorised them. Brilliant!
Oh dear, the attractive student has just been killed by a monster. shame.

And that ended the plot, as far as we could tell. There were more murders, a fountain of youth, a slow-motion spinning coin, and a displaced spaniard. Oh and heroism by the indians. It all made for a very confusing, and amusing, movie.

This is truly bad. I cannot overstate how bad it is. Acting, script, ‘plot’, camerawork, everything is bad. I think the plot is an experimental animal (carnivore) escapes from the lab and holes up in an abandoned house, where the perennial cute college kids visiting. 
This movie is ace. I would recommend booze (I had caffeine and cake), and the ability recall some of the stunningly good dialogue. It’s all win. The scene where the female investigator realises the creature is dying, makes the pathos of Frankenstein seem hackneyed and cliched(*).
research on this film (well ok, IMDB and wiki) suggests it was filmed over a large number of years on a micro budget, before being picked up for distribution in 2000. 

(*) not really. 

Scotch: MP4 Bruichladdich tasting

The first virtual tasting worked well, so we upped the ante and even had a shared google document for tasting notes for version2.
This time we were tasting the MP4 release (microprovenance) from Bruichladdich, yes I know we did MP5 last time, there was a small organisational hiccup there. No matter, on to the booze.

Cask #361 - distilled in 2008 and matured full term in a French ex-Syrah (red wine) cask. 58% alc. vol. Aged 8 years
Nose: caramel, raspberries/currants, new leather, butterscotch
Palate :Drumstick chew bars, salty bacon,
Finish: long, spiky

Ultimately not hugely complex or interesting. Big powerful explosive.
Add water, kinda kills it.


Cask #16-062 distilled in 2006 and matured in ex-bourbon before being finished in an ex-sherry cask. 58% alc. vol. Aged 10 years
N: sherry, chocolate, salted caramel, cut grass, parmesan, praline (Milka bar? That makes sense, given our buzzbar ref)
P: vigorous, salty bacon, hint of coffee, hazelnuts [choc bar=buzzbar - it’s a caramel marshmallow thing in NZ]
F: med ? salty


Cask #1062 distilled in 2005 and matured full term in bourbon. 59% alc. vol. Aged 11 years
N: smooth, toffee, caramel, chocolate, kiwi fruit, slight hint of potpourri (feckin’ hippy!)
P: tangy, parma violets, citrusy, mango
F: med-short, tingly on the tongue [A]

8/10 [b] 7/10[A]
With water: 8/10 [A] 8.5/10 [B] brings out the warmth and smooths it nicely, really nice.  Tingly tongue gone, smooth warmth remains.

At some point in the near future, we'll be doing the MP7 since neither of us managed to get the MP6.