Archives for REKT

Rekt: LAND OF MINE

This is REKT, the column where each month one Cinepunx staffer recommends films to the rest of the fam. We may be stoked, or we may be wrecked. This month(It was supposed to be December but Liam is very late), it’s Willa Rae’s turn to do the damage. Here are Liam’s thoughts on LAND OF MINE. Land of Mine manages to tell a story from World War II of which I had no prior knowledge. Just after the war ended, millions of German POWs were forced to clear mines off the coast of Denmark, and many lost their lives in
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REKT Christmas Edition: DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS

This is REKT, the column where each month one Cinepunx staffer recommends films to the rest of the fam. We may be stoked, or we may be wrecked. This month, it’s Willa Rae’s turn to do the damage. Here are Elbee‘s thoughts on Dial Code Santa Claus. Helping me on this recommendation is my partner, Andrew Bargeron, illustrator and designer, podcast producer, and one-half of the old Got Me A Movie show, right here on Cinepunx. *** Elbee: This movie was recommended by a relative newcomer to Cinepunx named Willa Rae. Her recommendations were very heavy. Andrew: What do you
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Rekt: THE GREAT SILENCE

This is REKT, the column where each month one Cinepunx staffer recommends films to the rest of the fam. We may be stoked, or we may be wrecked. This month, it’s Joe Yanick’s turn to do the damage. Editor in Chief Liam O’Donnell here with his thoughts on The Great Silence.  That moment when our hero seems to have no hope, to truly be in dire straits, and any number of endearing and possibly ridiculous side characters shows up and saves them? I love that moment. The side kick, it turns out, is not dead; or the other village will
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REKT: HEAD – A Monkees Masterpiece or an Unwatchable Mess?

This is REKT, the column where each month one Cinepunx staffer recommends films to the rest of the fam. We may be stoked, or we may be wrecked. This month, it’s Joe Yanick’s turn to do the damage. Here are Justin Harlan‘s thoughts on Head (1968).   “The porpoise is laughing, goodbye, goodbye…” Ever since I heard “The Porpoise Song” by The Monkees in 2001’s Vanilla Sky, I’ve been fascinated with the song. Growing up with a dad who routinely listened to oldies and watched reruns of The Monkees, I was very familiar with the band, their show, and a
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REKT: CINE-WEEN EDITION-ALTERED (2006)

There’s a scene at the very end of 1993’s (I guess now) classic alien abduction thriller Fire In The Sky where Travis Walton (played by loveable everyman D.B. Sweeney) takes his former best friend Mike Rogers (played by unfortunately only a human and not liquid metal killer robot Robert Patrick) for a ride out to a field where Travis was abducted by aliens years ago. Rogers expresses nervousness at being there, to which Travis, giving his best aw shucks grin, reassures Mike that, “they won’t be comin’ back”. He then winks at him (I think) and quips, “I don’t think
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REKT: CINE-WEEN Edition – THE SHRINE (2010)

This is REKT, the column where each month one Cinepunx staffer recommends films to the rest of the fam. We may be stoked, or we may be wrecked. This month, it’s Justin Lore’s turn to do the damage. Here are Justin Harlan‘s thoughts on The Shrine (2010). Let me start with an apology to my fellow Cinepunx staffers who have chosen films for the last few months of REKT. Each of the past three months, I’ve accepted the challenge of a REKT selection and, each of the past three months, I’ve failed. I hope to one day go back and
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Rekt: THE NINTH CONFIGURATION

This is REKT, the column where each month one Cinepunx staffer recommends films to the rest of the fam. We may be stoked, or we may be wrecked. This month, it’s Trey Lawson’s turn to do the damage. Here are Liam‘s thoughts on The Ninth Configuration. I have what many have told me is an irrational fondness for The Exorcist II: The Heretic. It is a wild, weird, and maybe ultimately unsuccessful film. I saw it when I was young and I am probably blinded by nostalgia, I admit it. Still, it charms me with its utter strangeness, and I assume it is this
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Rekt: JOHNNY GUITAR

This is REKT, the column where each month one Cinepunx staffer recommends films to the rest of the fam. We may be stoked, or we may be wrecked. This month, it’s Trey Lawson’s turn to do the damage. Here are Elbee‘s thoughts on Johnny Guitar.   Admittedly, I may be cheating a little bit by picking this movie. We’re supposed to choose films from the recommendation list that we haven’t seen, or that we have seen and need to re-evaluate, and Johnny Guitar falls into neither for me. But I did watch it only recently, to widen my knowledge of westerns for an
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Rekt: VIGILANTE

This is REKT, the column where each month one Cinepunx staffer recommends films to the rest of the fam. We may be stoked, or we may be wrecked. This month, it’s Liam’s turn to do the damage. Here are Elbee‘s thoughts on Vigilante.   If there’s any hole in my cinematic knowledge, it would have to be exploitation pictures. This isn’t an admission so much as it is an attempt for you readers to understand me and the kind of films I love and appreciate….wait a minute, wow. I already sound like a snob here. What I mean is, I don’t
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Rekt: NINJA BUSTERS

This is REKT, the column where each month one Cinepunx staffer recommends films to the rest of the fam. We may be stoked, or we may be wrecked. This month, it’s Liam’s turn to do the damage. Here are Trey Lawson‘s thoughts on Ninja Busters.   I’m going to be honest with you: I’d never even heard of Ninja Busters (Paul Kyriazi, 1984) until it showed up on the list for REKT this month. Filmed in 1984 but never released, this flick was recently rediscovered by Garagehouse Pictures and given a full bluray release with all the bells and whistles. Presumably capitalizing on the ninja
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