Monthly Archives August 2019

Reviving METAL NOIR: Talking to SOVHorror.com’s Tony Masiello

Tony Masiello is a busy guy. Aside from being an accomplished visual effects artist and director, he’s devoted much of his life to the celebration of shot-on-video films through his website, SOVHorror.com, as well as the documentary series S.O.V. The True Independents, which provides a visual history of shot on video horror films of the ’80s and ’90s. So, when he stumbled on a tape of the entirely unavailable 1990 body horror SOV film Metal Noir, you could have forgiven him for celebrating his good fortune in a low-key way. Maybe write it up for his website, or pass it
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This Guy Is Like The Terminator: THE MARINE Franchise

  When WWE Films released The Marine in 2006, it failed to even earn back its modest $20 million budget at the domestic box office. It was by no means great cinema; even as a generic B-grade action picture, it had its shortcomings, mostly due to the restrictions of its unfortunate PG-13 rating. But it earned an audience on home video — much like the films it attempted to emulate did decades prior — due to its famous wrestler star, John Cena, and some good, old fashioned jingoism, which was in fashion in the mid-2000s. Flash forward thirteen years later
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ANALOG ADVENTURES: Loud Quiet Loud

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. As Robert H. Cataliotii’s liners for Jorge Ben’s Africa Brasil make a point of noting, “The funky groove crafted by Brown, Sly, Mayfield, Wonder, Hayes, The Meters, and Fela, along with this new black consciousness, are deeply interwoven into Ben’s samba on Africa Brasil.” The
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FILMS FROM THE VOID: The Nearly-Lost SOV Madness of METAL NOIR

FILMS FROM THE VOID is a journey through junk bins, late night revivals, under seen recesses and reject piles as we try to find forgotten gems and lesser known classics. Join us as we lose our minds sorting through the strange, the sleazy, the sincere and the slop from the past and try to make sense of it all. Back In July, I made the trip into North Kansas City to hit up Screenland Armour’s monthly screening series, Analog Sundays. Presented by the folks at Magnetic Magic Rentals, the free event features a VHS tape swap, a mixtape before the
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CINEPUNX Episode 100: PUNX EXTRAVAGANZA

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Cinepunx_Ep100.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWE MADE IT Y’ALL! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT??? Despite all the things, our distance and life changes and lack of planning and gaining friends and haters along the way, HERE WE ARE WE MADE IT TO EPISODE 100!!! So rather than do a standard episode for our 100th jawn, we decided to have a giant recording party! We invited basically everyone we knew, but of course we sent the invite less than two weeks out, so a lot of our besties couldn’t make it! Still, some of our
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