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Misflix Intern – Puncture

I’ve spent most of 2011 trying to recruit Misflix interns – movies worth promoting that are currently playing in theaters that might not get the audience they deserve – but 2011 has been a parade of unworthy candidates. Extremely bland blockbusters? Green Lantern, check! Independent films that aren’t “indie” enough to be called independent? Apollo 18, double check!  Then I attended an advanced screening for the movie Puncture, starring Chris Evans, and for the first time this year I found a movie worth telling people about.

I choose not to review movies on this site because I strongly believe that reviews ruin the movie watching experience.  If you already knew the ending to The Sixth Sense before watching it, would you have liked it as much?  Probably not.  There are a couple of things that I will say about the movie that won’t spoil it for you. I will  say that the trailer for Puncture does not give the beauty of the film the justice that it demands.  I’ll say that the directors, Adam and Mark Kassen, chose to make a film based on a true story, that deals with addiction and health care corruption, and not turn it into a John Grisham-esque action-packed, suspense thriller.

Instead, they went with a more honest approach of storytelling that leaves the audience believing in the story, rather than questioning the validity of another Hollywood cookie cutter movie that says it’s based on a true story but really it’s based on something that kind of happened to this guy’s second cousin’s mother. But this is all I’ll share; you should take the time to see this movie to appreciate why I refuse to ruin it for you.  “Sometimes the brightest light comes from the darkest places,” and this light in an industry obsessed with remakes, reboots, and remaking reboots is a film called Puncture.


Puncture is currently playing in New York City, Los Angeles, and Houston.

New York City

Landmark Sunshine Cinema – Click HERE for tickets.

Friday (9/23/11) – 11:50am, 2:20pm, 4:50pm, **7:20pm, 9:50pm, 12:15am

Saturday (9/24/11) – 11:50am, 2:20pm, 4:50pm, **7:20pm, 9:50pm, 12:15am

Sunday (9/25/11) – 11:50am, 2:20pm, 4:50pm, 7:20pm, 9:50pm

**(Q&A with actor/co-director Adam Kassen)

AMC Empire 25 – Click HERE for tickets.

Friday (9/23/11) – 10:15am, 1:00pm, 3:35pm, 6:15pm, 9:00pm, 11:40pm

Saturday (9/24/11) – 10:15am, 1:00pm, 3:35pm, 6:15pm, 9:00pm, 11:40pm

Sunday (9/25/11) – 10:15am, 1:00pm, 3:35pm, 6:15pm, 9:00pm, 11:40pm

Los Angeles

The Landmark – Click HERE for tickets.

Friday (9/23/11) – 12:15pm, 2:40pm, 5:05pm, **7:30pm, 10:05pm

Saturday (9/24/11) – 12:15pm, 2:40pm, 5:05pm, **7:30pm, 10:05pm

Sunday (9/25/11) – 12:15pm, 2:40pm, 5:05pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm

**(Q&A with actor Chris Evans and co-director Mark Kassen)

Houston

Landmark River Oaks Theatre – Click HERE for tickets.

Friday (9/23/11) – 11:15am, 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 7:00pm, 9:45pm

Saturday (9/24/11) – 11:15am, 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 9:45pm

Sunday (9/25/11) – 11:15am, 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 9:45pm

Even if you aren’t a fan of movies, the soundtrack is one of the best movie soundtracks I’ve head in years.  Click HERE for a listen.

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