Monthly Archives July 2015

EPISODE 33: THIS IS HARDCORE FEST EPISODE- FEAT.MEMBERS OF SKAMDUST, FORESEEN, SAND, FUCK YOU PAY ME, THE GEEKS AND MORE!!

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Cinepunx_Episode_33_tihc.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!!! What time of year is that you ask? Well, time for our very special THIS IS HARDCORE FEST EDITION!! We are hoping to make this our running tradition of setting up a table at the fest and asking folks to sit down for one to two questions and editing that into an episode for you all to enjoy! SOUND NOTES TO THE FRONT! Usually we address any and all sound issues at the end of the show notes, but we wanted
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Conceivably Leftist Cinema: The Lone Ranger

On occasion you might see me contesting—frequently, with genuine conviction, and no trace of irony—that Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger is something of a cinematic masterpiece—one of the greats of the 21st century. Such a view is not popular. Upon release the film was, as is well known, widely panned for its length, casting, tonal shifts, narrative content, and budget. Of these criticisms, only one can be regarded as anything but obscurantist nonsense: casting. This criticism is undeniably a site of contradiction when contrasted with what I will say regarding the content of the movie—as I hold that The Lone
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EPISODE 32: Special Guest Johnpaul Golaski @johnpaul215

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Cinepunx_Episode_32.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWELCOME CINEPUNX: HAVE WE GOT A SHOW FOR YOU! This week we were lucky enough to sit down with the venerable Johnpaul Golaski, (@johnpaul215 ) stalwart of the Philly punk scene, veteran of the awesome WKDU , creator of Philly Shreds (where I used to go for so much show information) and freelance sound engineer for a number of movies and TV shows Johnpaul is a true Cinepunk in that he is both more punk than either of us, and ACTUALLY involved in creating cinema. So that is pretty
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BEFORE FURIOSA THERE WAS… An ode to Sci-Fi’s reigning queen

Earlier this year, George Miller captivated audiences by revisiting his dystopian universe in which the Road Warrior, Mad Max, rampages across the wastelands of the old world in a never ending fight for survival and meaning. Tom Hardy, who had been cast as the heir to the role Mel Gibson made famous, captured the torment and grit of Miller’s character perfectly, but the movie introduced us to a new character the likes of which Miller had never tackled in any of his previous “Max” adventures. From the moment she appeared on screen, Charlize Theron stole the show as Imperator Furiosa.
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TIME BANDITS or: Existential Horrors Disguised as A Children’s Film

A child’s mind is a fragile piece of material. This is a hard truth we can all agree on. It’s a suggestive slab of play-dough that can either be molded into something wonderful, or it can end up as a crusty skid mark embedded in the carpet. The mind can be altered by something as simple as a movie. Sometimes it’s a movie that makes someone question not only the mysteries of the universe but the meaning of life in general. In my case, this film was Time Bandits. Lets go back to a simpler time. Simpler for myself anyway,
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