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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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CINEPUNX Episode 70: Rob Skvarla Talks Psuedo-Documentaries (MONDO CANE, THE CHARIOTS OF THE GODS, THE LATE GREAT PLANET EARTH)

HELLO THERE CITIZENS, ARE YOU READY FOR ANOTHER DIRE YET ENTERTAINING TRANSMISSION FROM PLANET CINEPUNX? That works, right? Hey friends, we return to you with another dynamic episode, filled with thrills and chills and…spills? This time for episode 70 we welcomed Rob Skvarla, writer/programmer/cineaste/unrepentant Goth Sad BOY! I am so fat in that last picture, holy shit. Rob brought a topic to us which we would NEVER have chosen on our own but relates to his own research in gradschool, that is Psuedo-Documentaries. The three Rob chose for us relate, in his telling, directly to the later films of the
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CINEPUNX Episode 69: Talking Demonic Possession with Josh Agran (THE EXORCIST, BEYOND DARKNESS, SHOCK!)

THE POWER OF PUNX COMPELS YOU! THE POWER OF PUNX COMPELS YOU! Welcome my devious little demon spawn to another hellish episode of CINEPUNX! On this episode we sat down with Josh Agran of many bands including PAINT IT BLACK and KNIVES OUT, and also of friendship! Josh had a simple request, for us to discuss some Possession themed films. So we dove into the true paradigmatic film of the type, The Exorcist which was Josh’s choice because he has better taste than we do. Josh Alvarez and I chose Beyond Darkness and Shock! Both interesting films in there own way, but
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CINEPUNX Episode 68: Walter Hill Discussion (THE DRIVER, STREETS OF FIRE)

THE FOLLOWING IS A PUNK ROCK FABLE, BECAUSE WE RESPECT SOMEONE WHO IS GOOD AT CASTING, AND WE ARE VERY GOOD AT CASTING! That’s right my little latex wearing lovelies welcome to episode 68 of CINEPUNX, in which we take a tour through two films by the under rated director Walter Hill: The Driver and Streets of Fire! As usual, big thanks to LEHIGH VALLEY APPAREL CREATIONS for their generous sponsorship, and for bringing you this lovely episode. As discussed on the episode, I am damn tired y’all. My job is in the hectic season before students get here and
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CINEPUNX Episode 67: Talking Fellini with Heidi Saman (NAMOUR)

THE PUNX ARE BACK! On this intellectually engaging and yet totally tubular episode we discuss three films by Federico Fellini     La Strada, Nights of Cabiria, and La Dolce Vita Our guest is Philadelphia based Writer, Director, Producer HEIDI SAMAN! We spend some time talking to Heidi about her stellar film, Namour which is currently available on Netflix! We do our usual WACK AND ON TRACK gimmick, and then jump into it discussing these films. Joash and I were relatively ignorant about Fellini, and this discussion represents some of that but also got into some cool ideas as well.   Our
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CINEPUNX Episode 66: Talking Coens with Jasmin Carroll (Amalgam Comics)

HERE IT IS, A PODCAST, SLIGHTLY TRANSFORMED! JUST A LITTLE ESCAPE FROM THE “NORM”! Welcome friends to another exciting episode of Cinepunx! On this very special episode we welcome great friend of the show Jasmin Carroll of Amalgam Comics & Coffee  We talked about three films by the amazing Coen Brothers: Miller’s Crossing, The Man Who Wasn’t There, and Inside LLewyn Davis As usual, big thanks to the folks at LEHIGH VALLEY APPAREL CREATIONS, seriously folks, get your shit screen printed there so they keep sponsoring us! Jasmin is great, the conversation went really well, our first song is THE
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CINEPUNX Episode 65: THE NEW YORK HARDCORE CHRONICLES FILM Event Recap

WELCOME FRIENDS, ENEMIES, CRETINS AND DANDYS! I dunno. Yes, it is another stage-divingly good episode of CINEPUNX! On this episode we have the Q&A portion of our event, the Philly “Premiere” of THE NEW YORK HARDCORE CHRONICLES FILM! The event was a lot of fun, but it also was maybe not what we expected it to be. So we recorded a lengthy introduction with our co-presenter and friend of the show and host of L!F!P!  Joseph Gervasi. Basically, if you wanna hear us discuss how it went, the idea of punk documentaries, and maybe some other random stuff, that is the
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CINEPUNX Episode 64: Talking TAKE SHELTER, MUD, and MIDNIGHT SPECIAL With Brenden “Bear” Hubbard

WE BACK!!’ Greetings both faithful and irresolute listeners to a new and wonderful episode of CINEPUNX! On this episode we welcome a very special guest, BRENDEN HUBBARD! Brenden is unique as he is both a working tour dog and a working producer whose films have won numerous awards. Rarely have we had a guest who fulfills our reason for existing so completely, and with Brenden I fell like we have a really unique view into the independent film world. Often, as film fans, when we discuss film making we discuss directors as if they are solitary artists pulling a film
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CINEPUNX Episode 63- GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 with Andy Nelson ( DARK BLUE, OPEN CITY, CEREMONY, PAINT IT BLACK)

I AM CINEPUNX, AND THIS IS EPISODE 63! Welcome you, our intergalacticly cultured audience, and thank you for giving us your precious time! On this cosmic adventure packed episode we discussed the latest Marvel release, GUARDIANS OF THE  GALAXY VOLUME 2, James Gunn’s trippy and feel good comic book adventure tale. SPACE! LASERS! VIOLENCE! LIVING PLANETS! DADDY ISSUES! GROOT! Our special guest this week is Philly punk luminary ANDY NELSON! You may know Andy from his many bands like PAINT IT BLACK/ CEREMONY/ OPEN CITY/ DARK BLUE, or from booking shows in Philly. Andy is a big film fan, and
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CINEPUNX Episode 62: SO FAST, SO FURIOUS, SO PUNX

IT DON’T MATTER IF WE RECORD BY AN INCH OR A MILE, A PODCAST IS A PODCAST, AND YOU ARE WELCOME TO THIS, OUR MOST FASTEST AND FURIOUS EPISODE TO DATE!! Yes, the Punx return to discuss the FAST AND FURIOUS franchise (not including 8 which Josh had not yet seen). I have talked endless trash on these films, while Josh really lives his life a quarter mile at a time. It is not that I have issues with family, or even with a multi-racial team of international criminals but who we also hail as heros, I just always saw
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