• Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T Review…The Perks of Being A Wallflower

    In the feature film adaptation of the popular (and semi-controversial) young adult novel of the same name writer/director Stephen Chbosky recounts part of his younger life as puts a difficult time in his life on display for the world to see. A bold film told in a retrospective manner we, through a series of letters Chbosky has the main character write to himself, get to know and see life through the eyes of a troubled high schooler named Charlie (Logan Lerman). A kind of therapy for the author who lived through some of the events depicted this story is about balancing friendship against  estrangement and inner turmoil. It becomes a fascinating…

  • Interviews,  Movies/Entertainment,  Video Interviews

    Video Interview…’The Perks of Being A Wallflower’ Writer/Director Stephen Chbosky

    Stephen Chbosky has adapted his highly successful and influental novel “The Perks of Being A Wallflower” into one of this year’s most touching and affecting films. The writer/director assembles a trio of highly talented young actors to bring his semi-autobiographical story life and it’s already getting getting good buzz from its run on the festival circuit.   Go,See,Talk got to sit with Stephen to briefly talk about crafting this one of a kind coming of age drama and his journey from paperback to the big screen. Written and directed by Stephen Chbosky and starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller, The Perks of Being A Wallflower will begin its limited release this Friday September 21st.

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    Principal Photography Begins On Pascal Chaumeil's 'A Long Way Down'

    News from across the pond is that principal photography is underway on A Long Way Down, the adaptation of Nick Hornby’s (‘About A Boy’, ‘High Fidelity’) irreverent hit novel. Directed by Pascal Chaumeil (Heartbreaker, Fly Me to the Moon) with a screenplay by Jack Thorne (How I Live Now, The Scouting Book for Boys) and is currently being shot on location in England and Spain. The film features two-time Golden Globe nominee Pierce Brosnan (The Matador, Goldeneye), Academy Award nominee Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense, Little Miss Sunshine), Emmy Award winner Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and Imogen Poots (28 Weeks Later, Jane Eyre).  Rounding out the cast are three-time Golden-Globe nominee Sam Neill (The Piano, Jurassic…

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    G-S-T Review…Lawless

    In his latest film John Hillcoat delivers a fantastic period-piece film based on the book “The Wettest County in the World” (an account of the true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant’s family). Titled simply Lawless this adaptation chronicles the events around the Bondurant family at the pinnacle of their prohibition-era moonshine business and how three Virginia brothers became legends unto themselves. Historically party to and at the center of the infamous “Franklin county moonshine conspiracy” the trio faced opposition on many fronts not just from the authorities but also bigger and similarly illegal outfits. A wild ride for any film fan the events depicted become even more engaging as it’s revealed that their story…

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    G-S-T Review…The Hunger Games

    Film fans have seen various visions of dystopia and its many hypothesized forms for decades. From Brazil to Equilibrium, from Logan’s Run to The Running Man, there’s no shortage of dismal looking futures. Yet as bleak as those titles paint their depicted worlds, The Hunger Games lets us know that hope and heart are still part of the human condition. But very much like our own society  the aftermath still yields the ‘haves‘ and ‘have nots‘. In The Hunger Games the socioeconomic divides between The Capitol and The Districts are likened to the serf system of the medieval times. Yet the class split is much closer to home than some may realize. The next…

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    G-S-T Review…Being Flynn

    A story about family and coping with the unavoidable bonds between us, Being Flynn is, in short, about accepting who you are so you can try to fix your own problems. Adapted from Nick Flynn’s memoir “Another Bulls**t Night in Suck City” the film is about Nick and his father going a very long way to come to terms with one another. You can try to run from your family but you can’t run from DNA and being family means they butt heads…a lot. That tends to happen with movie families but these are real people with real problems. It can be morbidly funny and Nick’s writing/personal experiences yield a more bitter than…

  • Editorials,  Movies/Entertainment

    Is M. Night Poised For A "Comeback"?

    I for one like M. Night Shyamalan.  He’s visionary yet classical, revealing yet secretive, twisty-turney yet plain as day. People even compared him to a modern-day Hitchcock. To me I think he started strong and while his style was there in every movie, it seemed his movies began to fall flat as of late. When The Sixth Sense came out I was just floored. I was not prepared at how unexpected the ending would be. Rob and I spent the hour ride home talking about how bulletproof it was – it was a perfect movie. Unbreakable came out and again that crafty SOB shocked me at the final moment when…

  • Editorials,  Movies/Entertainment

    Is M. Night Poised For A “Comeback”?

    I for one like M. Night Shyamalan.  He’s visionary yet classical, revealing yet secretive, twisty-turney yet plain as day. People even compared him to a modern-day Hitchcock. To me I think he started strong and while his style was there in every movie, it seemed his movies began to fall flat as of late. When The Sixth Sense came out I was just floored. I was not prepared at how unexpected the ending would be. Rob and I spent the hour ride home talking about how bulletproof it was – it was a perfect movie. Unbreakable came out and again that crafty SOB shocked me at the final moment when…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Stephen King's 'CELL' adaptation in the works…

    Well it’s good news, just in, from the good folks at Cinematical!  It looks like Stephen King’s novel, The Cell, will be coming to a screen near you (size and type of screen more likely your living room TV).  In the following link, Cinematical posts some more information, including this excerpt, about the adaptation being written in TV mini-series style much like King’s The Stand in the mid 90’s: Fangoria got out word today from the Fantasia Film Festival that Stephen King’s Cell is no longer destined for the silver screen. Instead the novel will be reborn as a four hour TV mini-series to be scripted by John Harrison. Details…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Stephen King’s ‘CELL’ adaptation in the works…

    Well it’s good news, just in, from the good folks at Cinematical!  It looks like Stephen King’s novel, The Cell, will be coming to a screen near you (size and type of screen more likely your living room TV).  In the following link, Cinematical posts some more information, including this excerpt, about the adaptation being written in TV mini-series style much like King’s The Stand in the mid 90’s: Fangoria got out word today from the Fantasia Film Festival that Stephen King’s Cell is no longer destined for the silver screen. Instead the novel will be reborn as a four hour TV mini-series to be scripted by John Harrison. Details…