• Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T Review…Lone Survivor

    Director Peter Berg sure does fancy his modern day war themed films. And why wouldn’t he? Barring Battleship, he has a knack for these heart-felt but hard-hitting and gritty stories. His true talent seems to be in these dense fish-out-of-water narratives focusing on a few key players set in a world they struggle to comprehend. With many parallels to his 2007 film The Kingdom, Lone Survivor, whether or not it was a true story (which it is), is a passion project for Berg and can almost be viewed as a companion piece. Lone Survivor, adapted from a novel of the same name (keeping the name of the book is a…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T Review…Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

    Writer/director David Lowery’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is a simple enough story that speaks volumes. Further, it carries a lot of weight even if nothing particularly dramatic seems to be going on. And that’s the point. It’s part art piece, part love story, and though Lowery’s narrative is understated, it is simply stunning. From the cast, to the story, to the gorgeously simplistic visuals, nothing about this down home picture doesn’t just sing. You may not know the name David Lowery outside the Texas film community, but 2013 has been a big year for both him and his wonderfully crafted throwback film. From Dallas, to Sundance, to Cannes, Saints has made…

  • Home Grown Texas Talent,  Interviews,  Movies/Entertainment,  Video Interviews

    Home Grown Texas Talent Interview Series – Writer/Director David Lowery on ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’

    In our last Home Grown Texas Talent interview (HGTT for short) we talked with local writer/director Derek Presley about his work and his latest short film which was screened at the Festival de Cannes. Today we speak with another talented individual whose passion for shorts and a focused narrative has made him an overnight sensation and his latest feature one of the most talked about films of 2013. So if you haven’t caught any of the buzz surrounding his film Ain’t Them Bodies Saints then there’s still time to get on the band wagon. We have a feeling this is going to be a major player come awards season. So…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  The CineMagic 8-Ball

    “The CineMagic 8-Ball” – In Theaters 4/13/12

    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… ——————————————————————————————————————————————- CABIN IN THE WOODS Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods. You think you know the story? Well…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T Review…Contraband

    Editor’s Note: Go,See,Talk presents this review of Contraband our guest contributing writer Bill Graham. Have a look at what he had to say about this Mark Wahlberg actioner and offer your thoughts below. Heist films typically come down to how the protagonists will pull it off. Rarely is there drama about if they will succeed. Which means the idea behind the heist has to be intelligent enough to stand on its own. Everything before and after is just noise in the case of Contraband. Violent and dumb, this material is elevated to passable entertainment because of the actors within. Mark Wahlberg, J.K. Simmons, Kate Beckinsale, Giovanni Ribisi, and Ben Foster pepper the…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet (Official) Trailer…'The Mechanic'

    Earlier this year we posted the promotional looking trailer for the remake of Charles Bronson’s The Mechanic. It was interesting but still rough. Since then a lot has changed (possibly some story by the looks of it) and this final product has a very refined feel to it. Starring Jason Statham and the increasingly awesome Ben Foster, The Mechanic looks to be the first solid actioner kicking off 2011. So as it is almost upon us (and pushed back from its original December 15th release date), we now have a much slicker looking trailer from our buds at First Showing to get us in the mood. Have a look for yourselves……

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet (Official) Trailer…’The Mechanic’

    Earlier this year we posted the promotional looking trailer for the remake of Charles Bronson’s The Mechanic. It was interesting but still rough. Since then a lot has changed (possibly some story by the looks of it) and this final product has a very refined feel to it. Starring Jason Statham and the increasingly awesome Ben Foster, The Mechanic looks to be the first solid actioner kicking off 2011. So as it is almost upon us (and pushed back from its original December 15th release date), we now have a much slicker looking trailer from our buds at First Showing to get us in the mood. Have a look for yourselves……

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Off the Shelf

    Off the Netflix Queue – ‘The Messenger’

    From the compelling trailer, I knew The Messenger was a film I really wanted to see. Unfortunately, like trailers are prone to doing, the movie was not as well put together as I was led to believe. Overall, the film was a weak story but was an impressive character study. Despite having slow missteps and some wooden characters, the high points of the film are narrowed down to two standout elements: Harrelson and Foster. Yet even the amazing performances aren’t enough to give me more than lukewarm feeling. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MEApxjYncI

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet Trailer…'The Mechanic'

    Here’s something I wasn’t really interested in until now. Jason Statham is going to star in The Mechanic which is the remake of the classic Charles Bronson flick of the same name. But what is a “Mechanic” you ask? Well I can tell you it’s not A. a crooked card dealer B. someone who repairs your car or C. someone who tinkers with small clocks. It is, infact, someone who is an expert assassin but one who has no current affiliation with any Armed Forces. Basically a quasi-sophisticated “hit man”. Liken a “Mechanic” to a “Cleaner” if you will. I love how crafty and ambiguous these monikers can be. Anyway, I…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet Trailer…’The Mechanic’

    Here’s something I wasn’t really interested in until now. Jason Statham is going to star in The Mechanic which is the remake of the classic Charles Bronson flick of the same name. But what is a “Mechanic” you ask? Well I can tell you it’s not A. a crooked card dealer B. someone who repairs your car or C. someone who tinkers with small clocks. It is, infact, someone who is an expert assassin but one who has no current affiliation with any Armed Forces. Basically a quasi-sophisticated “hit man”. Liken a “Mechanic” to a “Cleaner” if you will. I love how crafty and ambiguous these monikers can be. Anyway, I…