• Editorials

    Lighting The Affleck Signal

    Preface: I don’t really have a dog in the entire “who should play Batman next” fight, and as a general rule I don’t find rampant fan-casting to be either productive or a rewarding use of my time*. More than that, I don’t really care for the current big-screen iteration of Batman (outside of The Dark Knight, a film I enjoy but consider flawed, I think Nolan’s Bat-franchise happens to be one of the most overrated contemporary movie trilogies), and I presume that DC’s intention going forward is to rely on those films as canon when building their Justice League brand in time to counter Marvel’s Avengers pictures. And yet here…

  • Editorials

    The Oscars: Post-Script

    Strange that days after this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, I feel like I have little to say about it. As it happens– as it usually does– there’s plenty to be said about the honors meted out to the slender sample size of 2012’s “best”, but dishing about the process is exhausting and nearly futile in the tidal wave of faux-analysis that invariably follows every Oscar presentation. (And actual, respectable analysis. Not all analyses are made equal.) That’s to say nothing of the baggage that we all bring to the AMPAS’s annual self-congratulatory shindig and the conflicting frustration and indifference many of us feel toward them; put another way, it’s hard…

  • What's New On Blu?

    “What’s New on Blu?” – Week of 02/18/13

    Whether you rent or buy movies, Blu-ray offers the ultimate in sight and sound. Streaming is convenient, but if you plan on watching the movie more than once, you need Blu. So, What’s New On Blu? you ask. Well, good, bad or indifferent, Go,See,Talk offers up a trio of titles that are being released each week. Check out what’s hitting the shelves this Tuesday… ——————————————————————————————————————————— As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA ‘exfiltration’ specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador. Check out Andrew’s review of this Oscar hopeful (some might say lock) as well…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    The Real House-Guests of 'Argo' Weigh In On Affleck's Vision

    Argo deserves high praise and admiration for a plethora of different reasons, but one of its greatest strengths happens to be one of the most invisible elements in the entire production: the very real people whose story it captures happen to be ready, willing, and able to bolster the film’s integrity. True, the details of the operation Ben Affleck dramatized in arguably his best movie to date (and certainly one of the best movies of 2012) have been declassified for years, so in making Argo he benefited significantly from the passage of time, but there’s something to be said for not only having documentations of the truth at one’s fingertips,…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    The Hollywood Reporter's Roundtable Series: Directors

    Every year, just before Oscar season kicks into gear, The Hollywood Reporter holds their insightful series of hour-long roundtables. Last week THR released their session with the leading ladies expected to make waves this year and now the Directors are having their cordial chat round the table. This year’s crop is quite impressive and the 6 personalities are as entertaining and insightful as the are varied. As usual it’s 60 minutes so don’t let me keep you any longer. Plug in some headphones and fire this bad boy up… Ang Lee (Life of Pi), David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook), Ben Affleck (Argo), Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained), Gus Van Sant (Promised Land), and Tom Hooper (Les Miserables) all give some great answers to…

  • The CineMagic 8-Ball

    “The CineMagic 8-Ball” – In Theaters 10/12/12

    When so many movies are released each weekend 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 spare us unnecessarily springing for $7 popcorn. See what the 8-Ball says about this week’s releases… ——————————————————————————————————————————————- HERE COMES THE BOOM Former collegiate wrestler Scott Voss is a 42-year-old apathetic biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music program and lay off its teacher, Scott begins to raise money…