Monthly Archives May 2020

Did THE LAST DANCE Make Me Like Basketball?

I have always found it easiest to write about something I’m passionate about. That means whenever a superhero movie comes along, I usually have some opinions on them. They’re fun to talk about and a lot of people are generally interested in them. But I feel sometimes that sells my taste a little short, because I love compelling stories, and I get that from watching lots of different media. I love dramas, I love comedies, I love animation (y’all seen Steven Universe? It’s great), I love movies, I love television. I’ll give any genre and form a shot, as long
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THIS JUSTIN: The Horror Of Childhood Literature

Welcome to THIS JUSTIN, a column dedicated to my love of all things weird and spooky. Each week I’ll be taking you on a deep dive into something creepy and/or crawly and talking your ear off about why I love it so much.  Childhood is a period fraught with fear. People tend to fear what they don’t understand, and children, not understanding as much as adults, tend to be afraid of more things. Usually, art that is produced for children tends not to be as dark or frightening as movies and books and shows for adults. And on the rare
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What is the Snyder Cut?

If you’ve been on Twitter over the past two and a half years, then you may have come across the hashtag #ReleaseTheSnyderCut. For those of you with lives, let me regale you. In 2017, Zack Snyder stepped down as the director of Justice League after the suicide of his daughter Autumn Snyder, and the film was handed over to Joss Whedon to complete reshoots that had been ordered by the studio. These reshoots ended up being rather extensive; well over half the movie was reshot and retooled in some way, from cut characters to digitally removed mustaches. The resulting film
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CINEPUNX Episode 112: CLOSENESS (16) and BEANPOLE (19) or Streaming the Darkness

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Cinepunx_ep112.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLOOK AT US DOING ANOTHER EPISODE IN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME, WHAT THE HECK IS EVEN GOING ON? Welcome to Episode 112 of Cinepunx, your favorite degenerate movie podcast! On this episode Josh chose two very depressing Russian films for us to discuss, though mostly they just bummed us out, 2016’s Closeness and 2019’s Beanpole both directed by the young Kantemir Balagov This episode is a bit short because we found ourselves without a TON to say about these films, especially because we did not want to spoil Beanpole
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Chattanooga Film Festival Kicks Off This Friday, May 25, with an All-Digital Edition

This weekend, from Friday, May 22 through Monday, May 25, The Chattanooga Film Festival (along with its presenting sponsor Gunpowder & Sky’s ALTER and media partner Bloody-Disgusting), will go digital, making this an unprecedented opportunity to see a slew of brand-new genre films and specialty programming. In a nod to the time in which we all find ourselves, the festival is offering a full-access badge for the price of $30. A portion of the proceeds will be divided up and given back to participating filmmakers, as well. The best part? Features and shorts will be on available on-demand all four
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THIS JUSTIN: The Not-So Subtle Horror Of THE SECRET OF NIMH

Welcome to THIS JUSTIN, a column dedicated to my love of all things weird and spooky. Each week I’ll be taking you on a deep dive into something creepy and/or crawly and talking your ear off about why I love it so much. Spoilers ahead, so heads up. Childhood is a period fraught with fear. People tend to fear what they don’t understand, and children, not understanding as much as adults, tend to be afraid of more things. Usually, art that is produced for children tends not to be as dark or frightening as movies, books, and shows for adults.
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THIS JUSTIN: The Fine Art Of Comedic Horror

Welcome to THIS JUSTIN, a column dedicated to my love of all things weird and spooky. Each week I’ll be taking you on a deep dive into something creepy and/or crawly and talk your ear off about why I love it so much. Heavy spoilers ahead for both AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON and SHAUN OF THE DEAD, so stop now if  you haven’t seen these films! “Horror-comedy” is a subgenre that when it’s brought up I kind of inwardly groan and outwardly nervously laugh. For every Beetlejuice or What We Do In The Shadows, you have dozens of Scary
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Cinepunx Episode 111: WAR (2019) with Robert Newsome of The Atomic Elbow

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Cinepunx_ep111.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSEPISODE 111 IS HERE FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE!! We were so excited and blessed to discuss 2019’s Bollywood action spectacular, and homerotic nationalistic propoganda, WAR with the man Robert Newsome. Besides hosting a real life internet radio show, Robert is the creator and proprietor of THE ATOMIC ELBOW, the first wrestling zine I ever checked out. This film is crazy and we definitely spoil it hard so I would recommend watching before you listen. We had a ton of fun talking with Robert, go ahead and follow him
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THIS JUSTIN: Randall Flagg And The Dark Side Of American Populism

Welcome to THIS JUSTIN, a column dedicated to my love of all things weird and spooky. Each week I’ll be taking you on a deep dive into something creepy and/or crawly and talking your ear off about why I love it so much. Light spoilers ahead for THE STAND, so stop now if for some reason you haven’t read it! Politicians appealing to the grievances of the common man is one of the oldest tricks in the book of politics. Indeed, populism has been a driving force in politics around the world in modern times. Politicians often (and wisely) seek
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