Category : Reviews

  • The Houston secrets of Puncture: How Captain America came to star, why Bono jumped in & local locales

    Posted September 28, 2011 By in Reviews With | Comments Off on The Houston secrets of Puncture: How Captain America came to star, why Bono jumped in & local locales

    from Houston.CultureMap.com BY CYNTHIA NEELY Houston attorney Paul Danziger had a true story to tell. An urgent, life and death true story. He wanted to honor the vigilant efforts of his friend and former law partner Michael Weiss who tried, possibly at the cost of his own life, to expose a wholly rotten conspiracy in …

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  • Top 5 Reasons You MUST Catch Chris Evans & The Rest Of This Superstar Cast in ‘Puncture’! (Hollywood Life Review)

    Posted September 23, 2011 By in Reviews With | Comments Off on Top 5 Reasons You MUST Catch Chris Evans & The Rest Of This Superstar Cast in ‘Puncture’! (Hollywood Life Review)

    You will love "Captain America's" Chris Evans as he steps out of his spandex and into his business suit for his role as a lawyer in this thrilling drama!

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  • Puncture is in Vein (Review from Rex Reed – The New York Observer)

    Posted September 21, 2011 By in Reviews With | Comments Off on Puncture is in Vein (Review from Rex Reed – The New York Observer)

    Having barely folded up his campy Captain America comic book costume in the box labeled "Burn This," Chris Evans returns to prove he has enough kilowatts to shine in a script chosen for something besides money. In Puncture, he gets a real workout. It's a harrowingly grim true story about a functioning Houston attorney named …

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  • Chris Evans Stars as a Drug Addict in Adam and Mark Kassen’s Indie Film

    Posted September 6, 2011 By in Reviews With | Comments Off on Chris Evans Stars as a Drug Addict in Adam and Mark Kassen’s Indie Film

    The thing about quixotic movie heroes going up against big bruisers with no scruples or morals is that you don't want a hero that lets you down. Puncture, directed by the brother team of Adam and Mark Kassen, tells a real-life story so presumably the filmmakers were stuck with an unreliable, delusional, wholly irresponsible protagonist. …

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  • Chris Evans In ‘Puncture’: First Trailer Revealed For Legal Drama

    Chris Evans In ‘Puncture’: First Trailer Revealed For Legal Drama

    Posted August 17, 2011 By in Reviews With | Comments Off on Chris Evans In ‘Puncture’: First Trailer Revealed For Legal Drama

    While his idealistic "Captain America" took some secret enhancing serum and has made a gigantic, 3D splash the world round, Chris Evans' latest heroic character is a whole lot darker — and doesn't take drugs that are quite as good for him. Evans, one of the summer's biggest breakout stars, jumps from blockbuster to indie …

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  • Tribeca 2011: Puncture Movie Review

    Tribeca 2011: Puncture Movie Review

    Posted April 26, 2011 By in Reviews With | Comments Off on Tribeca 2011: Puncture Movie Review

    Chris EvansThe recurring close-ups of syringes, merely being handled and sheathed, provide an illustrative reference point for the unnerving tension that permeates the duration of Adam & Mark Kassen's first dramatic feature, Puncture. The film is an exhaustively researched dramatization of a legal case that saw little media attention in its time: a small, two-lawyer, personal injury firm that took on the case of an engineer whose "SafetyPoint" needles stood to drastically decrease AIDS infections, but were mysteriously rejected for use by hospitals nationwide. Rather than focusing entirely on the procedural elements of the case, the film is driven by the psychological progression of Mark Weiss, the drug-addicted lawyer who refused to drop the case at any cost.

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  • Chris Evans Makes a Mark on Tribeca With ‘Puncture’

    Chris Evans Makes a Mark on Tribeca With ‘Puncture’

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    Most fans are accustomed to seeing Chris Evans donning spandex and, this summer, wielding a star-spangled shield as a superhero, but he burst into this year's Tribeca Film Festival as a different kind of hero. In the gritty drama "Puncture," Evans stars as Mark Weiss, a lawyer representing a nurse (Vinessa Shaw) infected with AIDS after accidentally puncturing herself with a tainted needle. Based on a true story and directed by brothers Adam and Mark Kassen, "Puncture" follows Weiss and law partner Paul Danziger's crusade to make safety point needles a standard in hospitals.

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  • Puncture’s Chris Evans, Adam Kassen and Mark Kassen

    Puncture’s Chris Evans, Adam Kassen and Mark Kassen

    Posted April 23, 2011 By in Reviews With | Comments Off on Puncture’s Chris Evans, Adam Kassen and Mark Kassen

    Chris Evans does have the comedy What's Your Number? hitting theaters in the fall, but otherwise, we likely won't see him much on the big screen as anyone but Captain America. As his final film before the July release of Captain America: The First Avenger, we have Puncture making its world premiere at the Tribeca …

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  • Chris Evans and the Kassen Brothers Talk Puncture

    Chris Evans and the Kassen Brothers Talk Puncture

    Posted April 22, 2011 By in Reviews With | Comments Off on Chris Evans and the Kassen Brothers Talk Puncture

    Tribeca Film Festival 2011 Portrait Studio - Day 2In a few short months, moviegoers will get to see Chris Evans fight the evil Red Skull in the big-budget franchise starter Captain America: First Avenger. Before he bursts into the superhero stratosphere, however, Evans has to fight some equally imposing foes in Puncture, a film about drug addiction and health care group purchasing organizations that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this week.

    Based on a true story, Puncture stars Evans as Mike Weiss, a drug-addicted Houston personal injury lawyer, who — along with his partner Paul Danziger (Mark Kassen, pictured above on the right) — fought to get safe syringes into all U.S. hospitals to prevent health care workers from being stuck with infected needles.

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  • Tribeca Film Review Puncture

    Tribeca Film Review Puncture

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    While most audiences are looking forward to Chris Evans this summer as a Nazi-fighting superhero in Captain America: The First Avenger, there's another film that may slip under the radar. Puncture tells the true story of Mike Weiss (Evans), a young Houston lawyer who seems dedicated to his profession and the clients he works for. There's a catch though: he's a drug addict with a seedy lifestyle.

    The combination of his ethics when it comes to doing his job and Evans' charisma make him surprisingly likable. But things get much more serious when he decides to take on the case of an ER nurse (Vinessa Shaw) who contracted HIV three years prior when she unsuccessfully attempted to give a shaking patient an injection. She's been given worker's compensation for this horrible accident, but her lawsuit has to do with the medical supplies groups' refusal to purchase new, safer syringes invented by her friend, Jeffrey Dancort (Marshall Bell).

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