Monthly Archives July 2019

BOOKSHELF: SUBURBAN GRINDHOUSE is More Than Just Another Review Compendium

There are few publishers out there who regularly and reliably dig into the weird world of cinema with such successful results as the UK-based Headpress. Be it the made-for-TV movies compendium, Are You in the House Alone?, Fascination‘s analysis of Jean Rollin’s oeuvre, the obsessiveness of Spinegrinder, or Bleeding Skull‘s trash-horror odyssey, among many others, the company has made a name for itself delving into the often-overlooked and ignored corners of cult film. The same can be said for writer Nick Cato, whose Suburban Grindhouse Memories column ran for nearly a decade on the website Cinema Knife Fight. As the
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CINEPUNX Episode 99: KUNG FU EXTRAVAGANZA with Joe Turner

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Cinepunx_ep99.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHOLY ROBE OF THE SHAOLIN TEMPLE, LIFE GAMBLE, AND THE ILLUSTRIOUS JOE TURNER, GET IN HERE AND LETS DO THIS! GREETINGS DISCIPLES AND HONORABLE PRIESTS TO AN ACTION PACKED NEW EPISODE OF CINEPUNX! On this exciting and action packed episode we talked to Joe Turner, host of HIP HOP ACTION CINEMA and one of the talented luminaries of comic lore at ATOMIC CITY COMICS! Dude is basically the man, in case you didn’t already know. We discuss two lesser known but super interesting Kung Fu classics HOLY ROBE
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Review: MEDIAS RES-Impressive Micro-Budget Neo-Noir

Dave, in debt to his roommate Joe, finds himself caught in the middle of an escalating series of crimes in the aptly titled neo-noir Medias Res. Dave is something of a would-be salesman, offering all sorts of wares from the trunk of his car. Unable to pay back his drug dealing roommate Joe, he is trapped as a kind of indentured servant accompanying Joe on various criminal endeavors. As Dave is drawn deeper into the underworld of Oakland, he becomes embroiled in a scheme that somehow involves Summer Hayes, the star of his favorite TV show, as well as the
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ANALOG ADVENTURES: Les pioneers du rock

I get a lot of random records, tapes, and books in the mail, because publicists forget that outlets for which I used to work aren’t around anymore, or someone finds the address hidden on my website, or… whatever. This is a way to keep them from piling up uselessly in the corner of the office. The self-released album Spells + Rituals from Charming Disaster is exactly what that candle-lit spell circle on the cover insinuates: neo-noir folk goth stuff. You’d expect to hear this after the Handsome Family track from True Detective‘s first season on a playlist, basically. The tempo’s
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If You’re Ready to Laugh, Cry, Love, Hate, Befriend, Betray, and Confess it All on Blu-Ray, I Want You! – KOLOBOS Blu-ray Review

Thousands gather in upstate New York for a forgettable revamp of the legendary Woodstock festival, as the unforgettable (for all the wrong reasons) Star Wars: The Phantom Menace hits theaters on every corner of the globe. Bill Clinton is disgracefully readying himself for one of the most controversial exits from the White House, and Woody Allen is three years into an equally controversial marriage he entered with his own daughter. That’s right, punk; we’re talking about 1999. At the time, reality TV was in its infancy, with shows like The Real World becoming massive hits that would soon change television
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FROM THE STEREO TO YOUR SCREEN: The Smithereens and TIMECOP

The Smithereens’ “Time Won’t Let Me” from Timecop Is it wrong to consider Timecop the last really enjoyable Jean-Claude Van Damme movie? Aside from JCVD, I mean. That opening scene, with the Civil War soldiers and the dude with two machine guns, is arguably one of the greater cold opens in action films, but I digress. Timecop was the end of a string of movies which positioned the Muscles from Brussels as the action hero of the early ’90s. Starting with 1988’s Bloodsport, then on through Cyborg, Kickboxer, Lionheart, Death Warrant, Double Impact, teaming up with Dolph Lundgren in Universal
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