Monthly Archives October 2017

The Mandate: Episode 13 – Ragnarokin’ N Rollin’ with Thor

  Well, well, well. Look what we have here. A brand new, intergalactic episode of The Mandate. Returning to the podcast is previous guest, Brian Carola (I know him! He’s a friend from work!), former bassist of East Of Anything and my constant MCU companion, and naturally we went to check out the next continuation of the universe in Thor: Ragnarok. Personally, I’ve always felt like the Thor flicks got a bad rap when compared to the whole of the MCU, but I’d take Thor and The Dark World over the Ed Norton fronted Hulk film, as well as the
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LOUD! FAST! PHILLY! Bonus Episode- Neil Robinson Follow Up!

A follow-up interview with Neil Robinson of Nausea, Squat or Rot, Tribal War Records, Final Warning, Jesus Chrust, ABC NO RIO, and the Farmageddon Growers’ Collective. I first interviewed Neil in the summer of 2015. That interview appears in the main body of interviews on the LOUD! FAST! PHILLY! website and in all the other places it’s been posted to through the Cinepunx podcast network. While I was in Portland, Oregon (and surrounding environs) in mid-October, 2017, I paid a call on Neil to catch up a bit. After we shared a meal at Pappa G.’s, a vegan deli, I recorded this
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GOT ME A MOVIE Episode 07: Horror Lite

We here at GMAM love spooky movies just as much as anyone, and given it’s October, we couldn’t resist doing a seasonally appropriate episode. But, as Cinepunx already has an authoritative podcast on all things horror-related (hey, Horror Business!), we decided to go a somewhat uncharted route and do a double feature on a couple of our favorite old-fashioned creepy thrillers. These two picks are atmospheric and ripe with psychological tension, but by some people’s standards may not exactly be called horror movies. Effectively, I’m calling them Horror Lite™ (same great taste, less filling). First, we explore director Charles Laughton’s
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Black Sun Dispatches Episode 13: A Good Old Fashioned Ghost Story

Welcome to the city beneath the black sun. Lost in a dark world, surrounded by an endless desert filled with countless threats, the citizens still standing are forced to make a life for themselves in a strange and hostile land where terror and wonder wait behind every corner. Halloween is all made up of stories, and even in the city beneath the black sun, where terror is as plentiful as oxygen, the denizens are sure to mark the season with ghoulish tales. Priya Patel has a ghost story that she’s known all her life, a story that somehow bridges her
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CINEPUNX Episode 71: Grady Hendrix talks PAPERBACKS FROM HELL

AHOY THERE PUNX OF YON CINEMA! Hey friends, and welcome to a brand spanking new Cinepunx episode. On this unique episode we sat down with Grady Hendrix!   We spent most of the episode discussing his new book PAPERBACKS FROM HELL! Of course, by “we” I don’t mean Josh and I because, unfortunately, Josh could not join us! No worries, CINEPUNX veterans Evan Vellela and Joseph Gervasi were able to sit in and make the episode awesome. Not much to talk about here, not only is the episode self explanatory I also recorded an introduction to cover stuff I forgot like
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HORROR BUSINESS Episode 31: Thrill Me, Fred Dekker

Greetings, and welcome back to Horror Business, the podcast that’s in the goddamn club isn’t it? In this episode we’re talking the films of Fred Dekker, specifically Monster Squad and Night Of The Creeps. We’re joined on this episode by fellow Cinepunk and longtime friend Evan Vellela. First and foremost we want to give a shoutout to our sponsors over at Lehigh Valley Apparel Creations, the premiere screenprinting company of the Lehigh Valley. Chris Reject and his merry band of miscreants are ready to work with you to bring to life your vision of a tshirt for your business, band,
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SMALL SCREEN CINEMA Episode 9: IT (1990 miniseries)

In this episode, our hosts are joined by film archivist John Campopiano to discuss the major Stephen King miniseries event of 1990, It. To learn more about John’s upcoming Pennywise documentary, Pennywise: The Story of It, please click here. Join us for our inaugural launch on the Cinepunx network…and you’ll float too. Editor’s Note: The episode was recorded prior to the release of It (2017), so please excuse mentions of the film in the future-tense. Music by Calibro 35, track entitled “Eurocrime.” Buy here.
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Black Sun Dispatches Episode 12: Trick or Treat

Welcome to the city beneath the black sun. Lost in a dark world, surrounded by an endless desert filled with countless threats, the citizens still standing are forced to make a life for themselves in a strange and hostile land where terror and wonder wait behind every corner. Halloween was long thought of as a time when the walls between worlds were thin, a time when the dead and the damned might return to our mortal realm and play their macabre games. Sometimes they desired only harmless pranks, but other times it was a bloodsport they played. In the city
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The Mandate: Episode 12: Becoming More Human Than Human with BLADE RUNNER 2049

  FINALLY! I got to use a White Zombie pun! That’s right folks, we’re back with another episode The Mandate, and the combo-breaker to my Stephen King streak, with the highly anticipated sequel to the 1982 neo-noir classic, Blade Runner, simply titled Blade Runner 2049. The other half of my cinematic experience is Tommy “Rabid” Tunaitis, who is the owner and head tattooer at Agaru Tattoo in Wilmington, DE. Tommy has become one of my favorite people to talk to about all things nerd and is amongst the many that hold the original Blade Runner in very high regard. I had
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SMALL SCREEN CINEMA Episode 8: After School Specials Part 1

In this episode our hosts rush home from school to check out three musings on the trials and tribulations of punk rock, steroids, and homosexuality via ABC After School Special: The Day My Kid Went Punk (1987), HBO’s Lifestories: Families in Crisis: A Body to Die For: The Aaron Henry Story (1994), and CBS After School Break: What if I’m Gay (1987). Music by Calibro 35, track entitled “Eurocrime.” Buy here.
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