Monthly Archives April 2016

GREEN ROOM THE INTERVIEW- Talking Shit with Jeremy Saulnier and The Blair Brothers

Punks on film is a complicated matter. There are some wonderful examples, your Repo Man or your Suburbia or maybe your first season of Degrassi. The vast majority of these films though are embarrassing, though some in truly wonderful ways. Take, for example, Punk Vacation. A truly bat shit revenge film, it is filled with the sort of caricatured costume Hollywood punks that no one ever admits influenced them to get into this weird scene we are a part of. So it was with some trepidation that Josh and I went to see Green Room, the latest film from the amazing Jeremy Saulnier. Saulnier’s
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From the Stereo to Your Screen: Phunk Junkeez and Tommy Boy

“I Love It Loud (Injected Mix),” by Phunk Junkeez from Tommy Boy   Every once in a while, trolling a family member can yield positive results. My uncle Brad is a huge KISS fan. Coffee mugs, t-shirts, toys, albums in every conceivable format — you name it, he probably has at least considered purchasing it. He’s probably got money socked away for a KISS Kasket. He married my aunt PJ on Halloween and he wore Gene Simmons facepaint. HUGE fan, right? So, he posts this the other day: It brought to mind the fact that, once upon a time, rap-rock
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CINEPUNX Episode 49: NEW BREED DOCUMENTARY 1989 ( Freddy Alva, Tony Rettman, John Woods, Orlando Arce)

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Cinepunx_Episode_49.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWelcome CINEPUNX to a very special edition of our show!! For this episode we were invited by friend/collaborator/awesome guy Joseph Gervasi to be apart of the LOUD! FAST! PHILLY! hosted screening of NEW BREED DOCUMENTARY 1989 as part of the CINEDELPHIA FILM FEST! Freddy Alva, Tony Rettman, John Woods, and Orlando Arce sat down with us. Each of them are not only a part of making this interesting film, but are likely known to you for their other endeavors, and of course Freddy Alva put the original tape compilation together
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Films From The Void: PRIVATE PARTS (1972)

FILMS FROM THE VOID is a journey through junk bins, late night revivals, under seen recesses and reject piles as we try to find forgotten gems and lesser known classics. Join us as we lose our minds sorting through the strange, the sleazy, the sincere and the slop from the past and try to make sense of it all. When I can talk about a movie that not many people know about, it gives me this drug-high rush. Now, when I can talk about a movie that not many people know about that was directed by someone that a lot
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CINEPUNX Episode 48: Orson Welles, BVS, and CFF

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Cinepunx_Episode_48.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSON THE LATEST EPISODE WE TALK THE BRILLIANCE OF ORSON WELLES, THE MEDIOCRITY OF BATMAN VS SUPERMAN, AND HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE CINEDELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL! IT IS REALLY GREAT! Hey friends, welcome to the LATEST episode of the mightiest podcast on this world or any other, CINEPUNX! It has been far too long since we sat down to record, and so there is a bit of time spent catching up before we get into the meat of the issue. The most important part of that for both us
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WILD ZERO Says “Fuck Your Standards”

To say that Japan’s history with human sexuality is complicated would be an understatement. While every culture has some idiosyncrasies in how it deals with gender and sexuality, Japan may have some of the most interesting historical transformations in sexual mores and taboos. Take the Bishōnen, for example, which literally translates in English to “beautiful young boy”. The Bishōnen were the predecessor to the androgynous glam rockers here in America, like Bowie or Reed. The Bishōnen were considered to transcend gender. In many ways, those who identified as Bishōnen were much alike what we now refer to as transgender, or
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From the Stereo to Your Screen: Digital Underground and Nothing But Trouble

“Same Song” by Digital Underground, from Nothing But Trouble         Y’know what’s weird about this video? Digital Underground’s performance in Nothing But Trouble of “Same Song” is, essentially, a music video, and actually kind of better than the video itself. It’s certainly less racially problematic than the video itself, despite the fact that the members of Digital Underground are basically the only people of color in the film at all. That’s a lot to unload right at the top, isn’t it? Let’s backtrack: Nothing But Trouble is a 1991 movie starring John Candy, Chevy Chase, and Demi
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From the Stereo to Your Screen: Digital Underground and Nothing But Trouble

“Same Song” by Digital Underground, from Nothing But Trouble         Y’know what’s weird about this video? Digital Underground’s performance in Nothing But Trouble of “Same Song” is, essentially, a music video, and actually kind of better than the video itself. It’s certainly less racially problematic than the video itself, despite the fact that the members of Digital Underground are basically the only people of color in the film at all. That’s a lot to unload right at the top, isn’t it? Let’s backtrack: Nothing But Trouble is a 1991 movie starring John Candy, Chevy Chase, and Demi
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From the Stereo to Your Screen: Digital Underground and Nothing But Trouble

“Same Song” by Digital Underground, from Nothing But Trouble         Y’know what’s weird about this video? Digital Underground’s performance in Nothing But Trouble of “Same Song” is, essentially, a music video, and actually kind of better than the video itself. It’s certainly less racially problematic than the video itself, despite the fact that the members of Digital Underground are basically the only people of color in the film at all. That’s a lot to unload right at the top, isn’t it? Let’s backtrack: Nothing But Trouble is a 1991 movie starring John Candy, Chevy Chase, and Demi
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