Monthly Archives April 2019

The Printed Screen: DARKMAN (1990) (Part 3 of 3)

In The Printed Screen, I’ll be taking an irreverent look at comic book adaptations of notable films. We’re currently looking at the 1990 comic book adaptation of Sam Raimi’s Darkman. Read the first part of this article right here and the second part here. When we last encountered Darkman, he was running for his life after stealing a whole lot of Robert Durant’s money. And his face! And when we last encountered Liam Neeson, he was a beloved actor spending his twilight years making middling action pictures. Oops! It’s too much to recap at this point, so here’s a photo of a
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CINEPUNX Episode 96: ALL THE THE LIGHT IN THE SKY and DRINKING BUDDIES with Mike Paulshock

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Cinepunx_Ep96.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWE GOT A REAL, GENUINE, NO JOKE EPISODE FOR YOU HERE FOLKS! WE TALK WACK, WE TALK ON TRACK, AND WE GET DOWN AND DIRTY WITH SOME JOE SWANBERG, ALL WITH THE CHARMING AND AFFABLE MIKE PAULSHOCK! Episode 96 is here, and for this truly blood boiling episode we welcome co-host of the Whine & Cheese podcast  and killer band sun god who you probably know, IF YOU ARE COOL! Mike had the great idea to talk about Joe Swanberg, whose films are seen as ground zero for
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’90s Ska Doc PICK IT UP! Is For All the Checkerboard-Clad Kids Out There

I feel like it’s safe to assume that most folks reading Cinepunx have some sort of musical subculture in their background. Liam and Josh obviously have their love and history with hardcore, and all of us who write here have some sort of punk influence in their past. However, I am here today to say that my name is Nick, and *deep sigh* I used to be a ska kid. Hi, Nick! Despite having the coordination of someone with a twisted ankle and the musical ability of a cat walking across a piano, I’ve always been into ska, thanks to
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FILMS FROM THE VOID: Aliens Invade Tulsa in 1986’s MUTILATIONS

Over the last week or so, I’ve watched writer/director Larry Thomas’ 1986 movie, Mutilations, twice, as well as digging into every single extra on Massacre Video’s 2016 DVD release. It’s been an experience, certainly. I bought the DVD on a whim when the Lawrence location of the entertainment chain, Hastings, was going out of business. Everything was discounted, and I basically raided the horror section for anything that seemed even passably interesting. The Mutilations DVD sat on a shelf for a while until I wanted to watch something weird and, ideally, short. Sometimes, you just need a movie that’ll take
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In the Valley Below’s Angela Gail Invites You to Drink Champagne in THE PINK CHATEAU

Angela Gail, along with her partner, Jeffrey Jacob, forms the electronic music duo In the Valley Below. Their music is equally suited to dark nightclubs and sunlit beaches, and the press release for their latest album, The Pink Chateau, describes it perfectly as “sexy, urbane, tropical pop music.” Rather than simply release the album or put out a music video, Gail directed a film which forms a visual interpretation of In the Valley Below’s new album. When we spoke about it the other day, it was really a fascinating glimpse into how both a new filmmaker (this was her directorial
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CINEPUNX Episode 95: Larry Cohen Tribute (BLACK CAESAR and GOD TOLD ME TO)

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Cinepunx_Ep95.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSCINEPUNX PHILLY BACK AGAIN, DOING A LITTLE EAST COAST SWING! Hey friends, we have finally returned to you after far too long away to bring you another fantastic episode of your favorite semi-regular podcast, CINEPUNX! On this episode Josh and I decided to talk about one of our favorite genre directors in the wake of his passing, Larry Cohen. We spend some time discussing which of his films we encountered first, what we love about his movies, and then get down to it with two specific films That
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PET SEMATARY (2019) Fails to Capture The Book’s Stony Heart

One of the most contested ideas within modern horror, among fans at least, is the remake. For some, these forays into nostalgia are sacrilege, failing often to honor the spirit of the original they are recreating. For others, they are evidence of how precious even degenerates like us, the horror community, can be about our memories; some succeed, some fail, but remakes in and of themselves are of no intrinsic value or fault. Honestly, there is truth in both ideas. Some remakes really do improve upon the original, or if not improve, try something new and different that adds something
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Grady Hendrix on the PAPERBACKS FROM HELL Reissues and Christopher Pike Novels

It’s no secret we’re fans of author Grady Hendrix here at Cinepunx. We’ve done an interview, a podcast episode, another interview, and a book review over the last two years. He’s a nice guy to talk to, and the things he does — from books like Horrorstör and We Sold Our Souls, to the Hong Kong-A-Thon, to co-writing the film Mohawk with Ted Geoghegan — seem like he’s pitching ideas straight from the depths of fevered genre imaginations. Thus, when it became apparent that some of the books featured in his overview of horror paperbacks through the decades, Paperbacks from
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