Monthly Archives December 2016

CINEPUNX Episode 59: The Year that was 2016

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Cinepunx_Episode_59.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIT IS THE END OF THE YEAR YALLLLLL!!! Welcome to another mind bending and morals crushing episode of Cinepunx, the internet’s number one source for strong opinions, shallowly researched, on obscure things. On this episode we discussed some of our favorite music and movies from the past year. If you would like to submit your picks to the official CINEPUNX year end round up, check this out! Josh also discusses some recent shows he has played, and tells a story of a bike trip gone horribly wrong, not just
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In Theaters:20th CENTURY WOMEN

20th Century Women reportedly tells the tales of the three women from three generations in the late 1970s. However, the film spends the first half hour building the story around the life of a young man. I was starting to get antsy in my seat, annoyed that I was watching another “story about women”, written and directed by a man, Mike Mills, that is told from the viewpoint of a male character. Thankfully, the remaining hour and a half proved me wrong. The story is a fairly straight-forward character study with no big twists and turns. Dorothea, played by Annette
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RUNNING ON STREAM- Holiday Edition!

Friends, welcome to the first installment of RUNNING ON STREAM. Ok, full disclosure, this is not the first installment. Not at all. This column started over at Cinapse.co, the awesome site I first started writing for. If Cinepunx didn’t take up so much of my time, I would still be writing for them, especially cause when I wrote for them regularly I got SO MANY FREE MOVIES! Life is crazy though, and I have not had time to do much. This column though was one I wanted from the beginning to bring over to Cinepunx. It is not deep, it
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This Year in Hip-Hop 2016

ALBUM OF THE YEAR    A Tribe Called Quest We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service  While I have held that Tribe is my favorite hip-hop group consistently for the past 20 years, it would be more accurate to say that for Tribe represents what hip-hop is in a platonic sense. Sonically innovative, socially and politically aware, lyrically fierce, a clear sense of geography (Linden Blvd.), and a healthy dose of both humorous and obviously untrue sexual boasts (R.I.P. Phife) all add together to make this group the most important collective in hip-hop history. That said, when I
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A HORRENDOUS FAITH: DEVOUT DEBAUCHERY (GANJA & HESS, THE OMEN, THIRST, THE WICKER MAN)

INTRO: I don’t know about you all, but I am so goddamn sick of hearing and thinking and reading and talking and even writing about failed businessman and future dictator Donald Trump. Yet, this is the bind of our current moment. In so many ways, when popular culture fails me by focusing on some awful human unworthy of my thought or time, I simply ignore them. In 2016 our celebrities and our leaders have become one. Trump is not merely one of an endless parade of awful rich white people embarrassing us with their poor behavior and awful racism, he
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Cinepunx needs your Patronage!

PATREON PAGE!! There comes a time in every great human endeavor, where those who began the endeavor must reach out to others for aid, to add their efforts to the project so that it might break through to new levels of greatness. Granted, we ask you, our amazingly patient audience, for help all the time, so perhaps this metaphor won’t work. How about this: There comes a time in every persons life when they are invited, called in fact, to lend their resources to some great project. When those with whom they share passion, interest, and vision reach out to
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From the Stereo to Your Screen: The Clash at Demonhead & Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

“Black Sheep,” by The Clash at Demonhead, from Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Despite the fact that I’d rabidly followed the Bryan Lee O’Malley graphic novel series on which it was based, I didn’t get to see Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World film when it was in theaters. Firstly, I think it ran for maybe two weeks in my town, and it was dead-smack in the middle of back-to-school season.   Given that at the time, I was raising two kids, finances and time were at a premium, and they never became available simultaneously. So, I waited four months
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