Monthly Archives January 2017

Punching Nazis Is a Cinematic Tradition

Like many folks, I woke up Friday morning feeling afraid and uncomfortable, uncertain as to what was going to happen to the United States. I knew of the many marches planned for that night and the next day, but by the time noon rolled around and the president-elect replace Barack Obama, I was fairly well sick with worry. So, as is my wont, I went to the bar near my house to watch Jeopardy and zone out. Jeopardy was pre-empted by the parade, so I got to watch a limp work its way down Pennsylvania Avenue while I drank cheap
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CINEPUNX Episode 60: A Special Interview with James Harris (DocTerror.com, Horror Sexy Podcast)

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Cinepunx_Episode_60.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS James Harris is a horror fan, writer, and podcaster. He is well known for his website docterror.com, and his podcast Horror Sexy. He has been a long time supporter of Exhumed Films, and is, as far as we know, the only person to have a 24 Hour Horror-Thon tattoo. James is also sick. In December 2015 he was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma. He has undergone surgery and chemo, and is still fighting a challenging fight. While he has been sick, James has been very open about his
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Live By Night: See It & Live With Regret

Guys, we need to talk about Ben*. No! Not Ben Stiller or Ben Foster. I’m talking about Hollywood’s golden son, the other Ben…Ben Affleck (aka THEE Batman). There’s no other way to put this: This guy has lost his marbles.   After seeing, Ben Affleck’s 65 million dollar flick Live By Night, it is clear that this old sport has gone off the deep end. There is no other explanation for his wonky script other than that he has bat on the brain. I suppose there could be other reasons, but my theory is: this guy forgot which script he
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From the Stereo to Your Screen: Rachel Sweet & Hairspray

“Hairspray,” by Rachel Sweet, from Hairspray Despite its many iterations — musical, movie musical, live televised musical — John Waters’ original version of Hairspray, released in 1988, remains the best. Now, I’m a fan of musicals, and I’ll admit the Tony-winning Broadway version is pretty damned solid, with opening number, “Good Morning Baltimore,” being the best of the bunch. I’ll even cut some slack to “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” despite it being almost insipidly cloying. That said, Waters’ film is just so perfectly bizarre and fun and joyous, with a perfect selection of Cameo Parkway R&B sides soundtracking everything.
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BEST OF 2016: Music

While this site may be called Cinepunx, we never said we ONLY listen to punk. If you’ve spent any time reading this site — and you should, because we’re awesome — you’ll know we cover a wide range of genres in both film AND music. This list covers our favorite albums of 2016 and contains what should definitely be a few surprises. What’s #1? Scroll down! 10. Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love! 9. Frank Ocean – Blonde 8. Angel Du$t – Rock the Fuck On Forever 7. Praise – Leave It All Behind 6. NAILS – You Will Never Be One of
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CINEPUNX BEST OF 2016: Film

Say what you will about 2016 — and many people already have — but it was a great year for film. 2016 saw the return of old favorites (Paul Verhoeven and Shane Black releasing new films), the continued dominance of comic book films and the Star Wars juggernaut, a host of new names offering, surprise, fresh ideas. Ideally, our list of films would be more comprehensive and shine a spotlight on more than just a handful of titles; alas, we were forced to whittle our much larger list of sixty picks down to a much digestible twenty-five. Such is the
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