Monthly Archives July 2016

In Theaters: CAPTAIN FANTASTIC-The Superhero I’ve Been Waiting For

Before Captain Fantastic came along, the last superhero your favorite old sport had been excited about was: Captain Planet. Captain Fantastic is the superhero movie that I have been pining for. It is the superhero movie that the world needs. Batman doesn’t matter, Superman can’t care, Spiderman…seriously is he even relevant anymore? Who needs em’ when you have a Noam Chomsky loving, radical, revolutionary superdad played by Viggo Mortensen. Set in the picturesque Pacific Northwest, the story focuses on Ben (Viggo) and his family of six children who are living life off the grid. Completely shut off from civilization, living
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In Theaters: Life, Animated

Imagine spending your entire life in the Magical World of Disney via their animated films. Picture it: You become so immersed in this universe that you transform into a walking, talking Disney character. All of your interactions and social cues are acquired from Disney dialogue. Disney films are all that matter. I know what you are thinking: might as well crawl in the box because how would anyone in society stomach me? However, what if these films were the only way that you could understand and connect to the world around you, including your family? In the documentary film Life,
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In Theaters: OUR LITTLE SISTER-Kind, But Not Useless

At 128 minutes, Hirokazu Koreeda’s subtitled family drama Our Little Sister may, on paper, seem like a long runtime, but the Ozu-styled story plays out perfectly. Koreeda has had a diverse career since the early 90’s with such titles as Maborosi, After Life and Air Doll. This film stars Haruka Ayase, known for her title role in Ichi, as Sachi Kôda, 29,  the career focused older sister of care-free Yoshino, 22, played by Masami Nagasawa, and tom-boy Chika,19, played by Kaho. The three young women live their own lives at work and socially but come together as a family in their deceased grandmother’s old, but bustling, home.
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CINEPUNX Episode 52:The Films of Nicholas Winding-Refn feat. Carp

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Cinepunx_Episode_52.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS“Like a diamond in a sea of glass…” IS WHAT YOU WILL SAY ABOUT THIS NEW AWESOME EPISODE OF CINEPUNX!!! In this entertainment packed episode we sat down with long time friend of the show and local core-men Carp (Brian but who calls him that?) to discuss THE NEON DEMON and the films of Nicholas Winding-Refn (or rather the films we have seen) FIRST THINGS FIRST, BEFORE WE EVEN GET TO SOUND NOTES, WE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE SOUND ON THIS EPISODE IS SUB-PAR AND WE APOLOGIZE FOR THAT!
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From the Stereo to Your Screen: The Fat Boys & A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

“Are You Ready For Freddy” by the Fat Boys, from A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master If you’re not read Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree, you can be faulted for thinking that the Fat Boys were just another novelty group, the likes of which littered the ’80s. However, for thems what know, the Fat Boys actually started out as the Disco 3, winning a talent competition sponosred by Swatch in the early ’80s, and gaining popularity through a series of MTV commercials. The beatboxing of Big Buff Love is usually forgotten in the wake of Doug E.
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For The Sake of Russia: MOSCOW DOES NOT BELIEVE IN TEARS and feminism in Russia

I think I’ll start by trying to explain something that I’ve tried to explain to many people since 2012, when our headlines started featuring the Russian women who go by the name of Pussy Riot. First things first: Pussy Riot is not, and never was a punk band in any real sense. Most of us reading this site are connected to the punk subculture in a real way, so we, unlike the white collared news editors, know that there is some sort of unwritten requirement of some sort of indefinable tribal nature, and not everyone who jangles on an out
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In Theaters: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN- Hollywood’s Latest Belly Flop

There is a line in The Legend of Tarzan in which the character George Washington Williams (played by Samuel L. Jackson) says something to the effect of “Can we just stop this?”. Any person that dares to swing into theaters to view this visually devoid flick will most definitely have a mutual feeling. Director, David Yates  is best known for blessing us with the last four Harry Potters and soon to be released prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Yates must have been so focused with his Harry Potter flick  that he completely forgot he was also the
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