Netflix Weekly: WIN IT ALL

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Welcome to the our new column here at Cinepunx, NETFLIX WEEKLY! Each week let Jaime Burchardt be your guide through the highs and lows of Netflix exploding original film content!) Before watching Win it All, the phrase I kept hearing and seeing online that described co-writer/d ...

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WE GOT ISSUES: March Comic Round-Up

A-hoy-hoy, everyone! The dreadnaught of chicanery, Johnny, is back with a brand new comic round-up! In March, I read 197 comics (that’s right, I keep track). Here’s what’s worth mentioning: Once and Future Queen #1 by (W) Adam P. Knave, D.J. Kirkbride (A/CA) Nick Brokenshire from Dark Horse Comics w ...

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ATLFF Review: HOLDEN ON (World Premiere)

Let’s talk about Holden On, shall we? Any film that ends with a phone number for a national assistance organization is going to inherently leave you feeling like you’ve just watched some sort of after school special. And it’s actually not entirely unfair to call Holden On an after school special. It ...

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CHEWIN’ THE FAT with Editor Michael Felker

2017 is shaping up to be a pretty big year for editor Michael Felker. He’s had one flick, the genre-bending Get the Girl, already released in theatres and on-demand. His next film, the Aaron Moorhead & Justin Benson time travel sci-fi-thriller, The Endless, world premieres at the TriBeCa F ...

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In Theaters: KONG: SKULL ISLAND

Kong might be king of the jungle but he’s certainly not the king of keeping a tidy home. All those helicopter parts and body parts and skeleton lizard parts just lying around. That’s what happens when you don’t have parents or a Lady Kong to watch out for you. As far as monsters go, Kong is the bach ...

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In Theaters/On VOD: BRIMSTONE

This film might as well have been called “Pain in Four Part Harmony”. Brimstone is a vicious film, filled with terrible people doing terrible things to people who don’t deserve what befalls them. It’s a Western, but it’s also a horror film. It’s a two-fold revenge tale where children are murdered, m ...

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In Theaters: LOGAN

I’m a fan of comic book adaptations but haven’t read a single comic since 1996. I was never on board the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight train. I find The Avengers and its subsequent spin-offs to be entertaining and well-made yarns but little more. Until today, my favorite comic book adaptation was (l ...

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We Got Issues: GLITTERBOMB

(Created by Jim Zub and Djibril Morissette-Phan. Written by Jim Zub, drawn by Djibril Morissette-Phan, colored by K. Michael Russell and lettered by Marshall Dillon. Published by IMAGE.) GLITTERBOMB explodes at the intersection of character-driven storytelling, body horror, Hollywood expose and femi ...

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In Theaters: A CURE FOR WELLNESS

I don’t understand who or what Gore Verbinski is as a filmmaker. Maybe I never have. He has proven that he can handle adventure (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise), drama (The Weather Man), horror (The Ring), family fare (MouseHunt, Rango), even if some of his works result in box office disasters ( ...

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In Theaters: DON’T HANG UP

DISCLAIMER: I wanted to see how many times I could fit the word ‘bro’ into a review. Ah, teenagers. Remember the good old days when you could show them an educational video on the perils of teen sex, or drinking and driving, and that’d be enough to scare them straight? That sort of thing doesn’t rea ...

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Films From the Void: The Flesh Eaters

Jack Curtis’ 1964 sci-fi horror film, The Flesh Eaters, is one of those singular films that makes one wish there had been more. Directed, edited, and shot by Curtis, it was the only film he would make. Much like Herk Harvey with Carnival of Souls or Harold P. Warren and Manos: The Hands of Fat ...

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BEST OF 2016: Music

While this site may be called Cinepunx, we never said we ONLY listen to punk. If you’ve spent any time reading this site — and you should, because we’re awesome — you’ll know we cover a wide range of genres in both film AND music. This list covers our favorite albums of ...

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CINEPUNX BEST OF 2016: Film

Say what you will about 2016 — and many people already have — but it was a great year for film. 2016 saw the return of old favorites (Paul Verhoeven and Shane Black releasing new films), the continued dominance of comic book films and the Star Wars juggernaut, a host of new names offerin ...

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In Theaters:20th CENTURY WOMEN

20th Century Women reportedly tells the tales of the three women from three generations in the late 1970s. However, the film spends the first half hour building the story around the life of a young man. I was starting to get antsy in my seat, annoyed that I was watching another “story about women”, ...

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RUNNING ON STREAM- Holiday Edition!

Friends, welcome to the first installment of RUNNING ON STREAM. Ok, full disclosure, this is not the first installment. Not at all. This column started over at Cinapse.co, the awesome site I first started writing for. If Cinepunx didn’t take up so much of my time, I would still be writing for ...

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This Year in Hip-Hop 2016

ALBUM OF THE YEAR    A Tribe Called Quest We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service  While I have held that Tribe is my favorite hip-hop group consistently for the past 20 years, it would be more accurate to say that for Tribe represents what hip-hop is in a platonic sense. Sonically i ...

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Cinepunx needs your Patronage!

PATREON PAGE!! There comes a time in every great human endeavor, where those who began the endeavor must reach out to others for aid, to add their efforts to the project so that it might break through to new levels of greatness. Granted, we ask you, our amazingly patient audience, for help all the t ...

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Pre-Code Horror Month Day 31

Hello boils and ghouls, it’s yer ‘ol pal Johnny here, and boy do I have quite a treat for you! Every day of this frightful month, I will be posting and spooking — I mean speaking — about deviant “Pre-Code” horror comic covers. Pre-Code refers to anything published ...

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