“The CineMagic 8-Ball” – In Theaters 02/01/13

When so many movies are released each week and trailers often seem better than the movie itself, what should one do? In this precarious situation, we consult the The CineMagic 8-Ball (TM) to help us see through the nebulous marketing haze. Doing so just might save us all a disheartening trip to the cinema and […]

Robert De Niro to Paint Houses With Scorsese

Well…maybe. Oh, sure, hearing it right out of De Niro’s mouth in an interview with The Observer lends the titular claim a measure of credibility, but Scorsese and Bobby have been talking about making a film based on Charles Brandt’s novel I Heard You Paint Houses: The Biggest Hit in Mob History for nearly half a […]

Sweet Teaser…'Stand Up Guys'

It goes without saying that Al Pacino and Christopher Walken are titans of the film industry. Hard edged and gritty actors who earned their stripes (and our respect) decades ago, they really are the stuff of legend. So while admittedly they’ve lost a few steps it’s always good to see their faces especially when getting back to […]

G-S-T Quick 5 – Favorite Al Pacino Roles

“Hooah“…that’s right one gutteral sound to define one of the most amazing and talented actors in all of film. Last Tuesday the legendary Al Pacino came to Dallas…and I missed him. Yeah I was bummed to the enth degree and it’s taken me a whole week to get over. So to help my grieving I’ve thought […]

Hoo-Ah!! AL PACINO Is Coming To Dallas!!!

This goes out to all you fans of good old Al (read: the whole planet). Two months from now the legendary Al Pacino will be coming to Dallas’ AT&T Performing Arts Center to talk about film, life and whatever else he wants to…he is Al after all. The joy of seeing the ad for Al […]

Off the Shelf…’Carlito’s Way’

I have always been a big fan of Al Pacino.  He has a style, a look and an intensity that is all his own.  He has been an important part of American Cinema in the last 30 years and played such famous (and near legendary) roles like Michael Corleone, Frank Serpico, Sonny Wortzik, and my […]

G-S-T Quick 5 – Favorite Movie Monologues

One of my favorite elements in a film is a succesful (and memorable) monologue. When an actor can deliver a series of lines and carry the scene on the talent of that speech, it brings a certain weight to the movie. Many times in movies a monologue can consist of throw away lines or be […]